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The Mor ni ng Cal m
Delegates inject passion, perspective into AFAP
By Rob McIlvaine
FMWRC Public Affairs
Spouses, Soldiers (Active, Reserve, and
Guard), Retirees and volunteers all bring unique
qualifcations and perspectives to the Army Family
Action Plan Work group Sessions. Te one thing
they have in common as they work their issues is
a passion for improving the quality of life for the
entire Army Family.
Te 12 members of Family Support II working
group were given a list of nine issues on Tuesday,
and were tasked to determine the two most
important, then discuss how to succinctly and
accurately word each issue paper.
Discuss, though, is putting it mildly.
“Yesterday was intense,” Sue Carter, room
facilitator, said to the team. “Our responsibility
is to help people understand about these not so
apparent issues and make sure our messages are
being received.”
Carter has many years experience as a facilitator
at AFAP conferences. As a former Army spouse,
an Army Community Service employee, and a
volunteer who now works with 1st Army Division
East and FRG programs at Ft. Meade, she was
selected by her garrison to participate in this
year’s AFAP.
“Each of you has something diferent to add
because of your experience,” she told her work
Te power of the AFAP process comes from
having such diverse experience in one place. Before
the group were two issues: #39, Family Readiness
Group (FRG) fund raising restrictions, and #61,
funding for Army Reserve FRGs.
Each of those issues has far too many facets
for a one-page position paper to cover it all—so
the challenge is to say enough to be clear about
the problem, yet still leave room to allow for a
creative solution.
“For example, for both the National Guard and
the Army Reserve, there’s no way for donations
over $1,000 to fnd its way to FRGs, as there
is for the Active Army where the donations are
managed by the Directorate of Family, Morale and
Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) through the
Army Community Service,” Pete Hepp, FMWRC
Family programs, said.
Currently, as stipulated in Army Regulation
608-1, Appendix J, external fund raising and
solicitation of gifts and donations is restricted.
“In other words,” said Carter, “FRGs could be
selling cookies and brownies just inside the gate
of a Reserve Center, National Guard Armory or a
military installation and a passersby can’t buy it.
What’s more, FRG volunteers become exhausted
during any fund raising activity and often don’t
have the energy to focus on the real mission –
providing valuable information to the Family
members of Soldiers.”
FRGs are supposed to provide a service that “…
gives Families what they need before they need it,”
Carter emphasized, not focus on raising funds.
The working group is pulling together,
debating sentence structure or fow of wording to
enhance understanding, trying to state in a single
page the frustration FRG leaders face because of
policy and regulation limitations. Teir passion
takes many forms, because most of them have
lived through the problem in various ways during
the past few years.
Patti Elliott is a member of the North Carolina
chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc.
To raise awareness of their sons and daughters
continuing to serve in the military, they started the
Not Forgotten Bracelets Donations project.
“Each of our bracelets is handmade by a N.C.
Blue Star mother with love,” Elliott said. “Te
money donated for the bracelet will be used to
honor our military personnel in N.C.”
Ken Kraft of Oregon, besides raising
Wensleydale Sheep and Papillons on his Timber
Creek Farms, also raises Victorian Bulldogges.
“Tese are the healthy bulldogs,” Kraft smiled.
“Tey are the bulldogge of the 1700s, raised to
be consistently bully, with great temperament,
loyalty and outstanding health.” His passion
runs deeper for our country’s veterans. Over the
past three years, Kraft’s farm has given about 30
bulldogges to wounded warriors.
“It’s an amazing thing to witness how the
Victorian Bulldogge takes to a wounded warrior
who has PTSD or bad injury,” Kraft said.
Both Kraft and Elliot struggle to focus on the
big picture, as their perception of the problem
is fltered by their individual experiences with
donation laws.
Carey Quick sees the issue as a Soldier’s wife,
a Soldier, and the mother of four children, one of
which is getting married, but not until her father
returns from Iraq.
“I’m in the Texas National Guard,” Quick
explained, “and right now I’m waiting on a
phone call from my husband,” she said. Her
phone buzzed and she ran out the door during a
10-minute break, only to return and quickly get
back down to business.
“Supplemental Mission Funds provide
(rather than allow) FRGs an alternative funding
source, permitting (rather than allowing) them
to support and….”
“To accept and manage donations from
outside donors to support….”
Te morning continues with each member
giving insight into why one word is better
than another, one phrase more accurate than
“We have to make sure of the order. We’re
talking about Reserve Component then
Supplemental Funds and finally the Family
Readiness Groups,” Carter said.
Someone suggests changing the wording
on a sentence beyond the one currently being
“Oh no, no, please, let’s not go that far
down. Let’s stick to the frst sentence,” Carter
While it seems like quibbling, it’s an important
part of the process, to ensure the problem
is looked at, and then defined, through the
As Sue Carter, Family Support II facilitator listens intently, Travis Bartholomew, Army
Reserve Family Programs, left, and Pete Hepp, FMWRC Family Programs both make
their points on sentence structure and content heard. – Photo by Rob McIlvaine
eyes of as many people as possible. Travis
Bartholomew, representing Army Reserve
Family Programs, reminds the group to stay
“With umpteen years of doing this,
you should stay away from any negativism.
Be sure to keep the sentences positive. In
other words, how about this, ‘Supplemental
Mission Funds will allow Reserve Component
FRGs to further connect Families and focus
on the mission?’”
“I like that,” said one work group woman.
Another said, “yes, what about you, do you
like that?”
Not unlike a federal case being deliberated
in a jury room, the issues will receive
constant and persistent deliberation until late
Tursday afternoon when the issue papers on
the two issues from each of the eight working
groups will be sent to Army leadership.
On Friday, the entire conference will select
the top fve issues out of the16 presented. All
sixteen issues will enter into the Department
of Army AFAP process and will be assigned
to members of Army staf, who will develop
an Action Plan and ultimately resolve the
issue. Te top fve, however, go straight to the
General Ofcer Steering committee.
According to Carter, one word CAN
make a diference. If the position paper they
present isn’t clear and concise, defning an
Army-wide issue as a strong enough way to
attract enough votes, it won’t make the top
fve. Tat’s not to say it won’t be worked
at all.
“Te top fve are just a sub-section of the
16 that were prioritized by the delegates,”
said Tricia Brooks, the HQDA AFAP Issue
Manager. “All 16 are worked to some type
of resolution.
“Te diference is that the top fve will
be on the June 2010 AFAP GOSC (General
Officer Steering Committee) agenda to
identify the actions and plans to resolve
them,” Brooks said. “The others may
spend more time in various committees
or working groups before being seen by
the GOSC.”
Te passion and diversity of the workgroup
may make a diference in how soon the issue
is resolved, but all 16 issues will be worked.
End of discussion.
JANUARY 22, 2010

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
Sinmyeong, A Complete Showcase of Traditional
Korean Performance Begins
Throughout history, Korean people have gathered
together to express their joy through a Yeonhui,
whenever there was an occasion to celebrate.
Sinmyeong is just such an event, a combination
of everything from singing, dancing, and music to
drama. It will be held on an ongoing basis at the
Angel Theater located in Mokdong Sports Stadium
starting on Feb. 2nd, 2010. Feel the beat of the
Jangu drum, watch the bright swirling ribbons of the
Sangmo dancers and the fuid yet comical motions
of the Sajachum lion dance. You will fnd yourself
tapping your feet, nodding your head, dancing along
in your chair. A visit to the Sinmyeong performance will
give you a very clear grasp of the expression “Sinnanda!”
or to be overcome with joy.
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 “Unifcation
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 http:// 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.
Sati sfy the Munchi es wi th Tradi ti onal Street
When traveling abroad, one may fnd 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.
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: Larceny of Private
Property; Subject #1 was observed
removing and placing two video games
and two DVD movies into Subject #1’s
clothing and attempting to exit the Main
Exchange without rendering proper
payment. Subject #1 was detained
and escorted to the Security Manager’s
offce. Subject #1 was apprehended by
MP and transported to the PMO where
Subject #1 was advised of Subject #1’s
legal rights, which Subject #1 waived
rendering a written sworn statement
admitting to the offense. Subject #1
was processed and released to their
unit. The merchandise was returned to
the AAFES. This is a fnal report.
USAG-Yongsan: Larceny of Private
Property; Unknown person(s), by
unknown means, stole Victim #1’s
garment bag, 1 bottle of vitamins, black
beret, patrol cap, ACU top, feld jacket,
ACU pants, tan belt with buckle, black
dress coat, Class A coat, a pair of
drawers, black necktie, 2 Class A shirts,
2 Class B shirts, 1pair of Class A shoes,
2 pair of Class A pants, and 2 white
T-shirts. 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.
Investigation continues by MPI.
USAG-Humphreys: Simple Assault;
Subject #1 grabbed Victim #1 around
the throat with their hands in a strangling
manner. Subject #1 was apprehended
and transported to the PMO where
Subject #1 was administered a PBT,
with a result of 0.194% Breath Alcohol
Content. Due to Subject #1’s level of
intoxication, Subject #1 was processed
and released to their unit with instructions
to report to the PMO at a later time.
Later Subject #1 reported to the PMO
where Subject #1 was advised of their
legal rights, which Subject #1 waived
rendering a written sworn statement
denying the offense. Investigation
continues by MPI.
USAG-Daegu: Drunk and Disorderly;
Underage Drinking; Simple Assault on
Military Law Enforcement; Subject #1
was detained by KNP for damage to
private property. Upon arrival of MP,
Subject #1 became uncooperative
refusing to follow MP’s instructions. MP
then attempted to detain Subject #1,
at which time Subject #1 shoved MP
in the chest with two hands. Subject
#1 was apprehended and transported
to the PMO where Subject #1 was
administered a PBT, with a result of
0.162% Breath Alcohol Content. Due to
Subject #1’s level of intoxication Subject
#1 was processed and released to their
unit with instructions to report to the PMO
on Jan. 16. Subject #1 reported to the
PMO where Subject #1 was advised
of their legal rights, which Subject
#1 waived rendering a written sworn
statement denying damaging private
property, but admitting to shoving MP.
Subject #1 was processed and released
to their unit. This is a fnal report.
USAG-Daegu: Traffic Accident with
out Injuries; Damage to Government
Property; Damage to Private Property;
Obligation for Safe Operation; Subject#
1, operating a POV, lost control of the due
to heavy snow and ice on the road and
struck a sign. No damages to Subject
#1’s vehicle were reported. Damages
to the sign consisted of scratches and
dents. This is a fnal report.
MP Bl ot t er
For skiing in Korea you don’t need to travel far as many winter destinations are located in the Seoul area. From snow sledding to
ice-skating there’s a world of winter fun waiting for you! Many facilities have separate slopes for children and adults, some have tube
sleds for children and extra-large sized sleds for two or more people, as well. — US Army photo by Edward N. Johnson
Part 2: Know your responsibilities
for protecting personal information
By 1st Signal Brigade
Special to the Morning Calm Weekly
YONGSAN GARRISON — Te mandates for you and your organization to protect
PII comes from legal, federal, and DoD guidance. Congress passed the Privacy Act of 1974,
signed into law in 1975, to protect individuals’ sensitive information. Tis is the primary
legislation that protects PII today.
Congress also enacted the e-Government Act 2002, which including, as its third part,
known as “Title III,” the Federal Information Security Management Act. Tis law provides
requirements for protecting federal information, including privacy information.
Te ofce of Management and Budget, is a part of the executive ofce of the president
of the United States. In this role , OMB provides guidance to the agencies of the executive
branch of the federal government, to include the DoD, on how to implement these laws
protecting privacy information.
Key OMB guidance regarding federal agency responsibilities for maintaining records
about individuals and protecting personally identifable information includes Circular A-130
and Memorandum M-07-16. OMB Memorandum M-07-16, Safeguarding Against and
Responding to the Branch of Personally Identifable Information, was issued in 2007 and
followed two previous OMB memorandums issues in 2006, also dealing with protection of
personally identifable information. Te Ofce of the Secretary of Defense, reviews OMB
guidance, and creates specifc DoD implementation guidelines for DoD components. Tis
includes the Combatant Commands, Services, Agencies and Field Activities. Te key DoD
guidance regarding the protection of PII is in the DoD Privacy Program, contained in DoD
Directive 5400.11. Further procedures for handling, safeguarding and proper disclosure of
PII are contained in the regulation DoD 5400.11-R, also titled “DoD Privacy Program.” As
incidents of compromise of PII by Federal Government agencies have occurred, a series of
amplifying OMB and DoD guidance memorandums have been contain additional measures
to be taken to protect PII held by the government.
Preparing for the 2010 Tax Season
By Capt. May Sena
Special to the Morning Calm Weekly
of tax documents in the mail signals that the
2010 tax season has arrived. Although the fling
deadline is months away, now is the time to
start gathering the documents and information
you need to prepare your 2009 tax returns. Te
Yongsan Tax Center (YTC) is here to help with
some tips to get you started:
1. Verify the name and number on you and
your dependents’ Social Security cards.
A mismatched name and Social Security
Number (SSN) is the most common reason for
rejected tax returns and therefore delayed refunds.
Tis can be a problem for taxpayers who have
recently married or divorced. If you did not
submit an application for a name change with
the Social Security Administration (SSA), your
name has not been ofcially changed by SSA. If
you wish to change your name you must inform
the Social Security Administration your name
change by completing the SS-5 application,
which is available at and you
must submit a copy of your marriage certifcate
or divorce decree.
If you wish to have your tax return prepared
by the YTC, you MUST bring Social Security
cards for yourself, your spouse, and your
dependents. If you are married fling separately,
you need to communicate with your spouse and
verify the name and number on your spouse’s
Social Security card.*
2. Gather your tax documents.
Most of your tax documents should be
available as of the date of this article. For those
of you who are new to fling tax returns, the
documents you most likely need are IRS Forms
W-2, 1099s, and 1098s. Your W-2 indicates how
much income you made from your employer. If
you receive military income, you can access your
W-2 on the MyPay website.
You may also have a Form 1099 if you received
unearned income, such as interest from a savings
account or student loan payments. Form 1098
details the amount of interest and mortgage-
related expenses paid on a mortgage during the
tax year, which can be used as deductions on a
tax return.
3. Get a special power of attorney or IRS Form
2848, if either you or your spouse cannot both be
present to sign your tax return at the YTC.
One option is to sign a paper return, send it to
your spouse, and have your spouse sign and mail
the return to the IRS. Another option you have
is to sign both your name and your spouse’s name
using a power of attorney or IRS Form 2848.
4. Find out your bank routing and account
If you are expecting a refund and wish to have
your refund deposited directly into your bank
account, or if you will have a balance due and
wish to make a direct debit, bring your bank’s
routing and account numbers with you to the
YTC. Service members can fnd this information
online at MyPay.
5. Confirm whether you can claim the
dependency exemption for your child.
Divorce and separation have tax consequences,
particularly when children are involved. Te
IRS assumes that the taxpayer with primary
physical custody of the child is entitled to claim
the dependency exemption and any available
child tax credits. If you are the non custodial
parent and wish to claim an exemption and or
credits for your children, you must have written
evidence of your entitlement. New for the 2009
tax return, the custodial parent must grant you
the entitlement by signing IRS Form 8332 or a
similar statement signed by the custodial parent
and whose only purpose is to release a claim to
*Service members are the only taxpayers
who may provide their military identifcation
instead of their Social Security card.
JANUARY 22, 2010
By Jim Cunningham
USAG-RC Public Affairs
garrison directorates and their representatives
came together with Soldiers, Family members
and Civilians Jan. 14 in the Casey Warrior’s
Club to discuss progress about Warrior
Country schools, child development centers,
and other services as well as concerns and
questions about the quality of service and
changes being made in Area I.
Many questions asked were about
employment. Some Family members are
certifed teachers and did not know where to
apply for openings in the new Department
of Defense Education Activity School now
being constructed.
“I am a certifed teacher, and I know
of another spouse who also is a certifed
teacher,” said Anna Dawkins, a Family
member in attendance. “We are looking for
the way to apply for teaching jobs opening
in the new DoDEA Casey School.”
Te answer for anyone looking to apply
for teaching jobs with DoDEA lies within
the USAG-Red Cloud web site under the
school link: http://www.korea.pac.dodea.
edu/human-resources/index.html. DoDEA
also posts new jobs on the USAJOBS web
“Starting next week we will interview
for a principal,” said Brent Abare, USAG-
Casey deputy commander and town hall
master of ceremonies. “When we get the
principal on board we will start getting the
staf together.”
Work opportunities for spouses were a
concern for several Family members. Te
question of being unable to fnd jobs in the
commissary or the Post Exchange on Casey
or Camp Stanley where many new Family
members live came to the foor.
“There are opportunities for spouses
who apply for positions on the Civilian
Personnel Online web site,” said Geraldine
Jones, USAG-Red Cloud Civilian Personnel
Advisory Center director. “If you are
Casey Town Hall answers concerns
interested in jobs here and apply for them
online you will have an opportunity to be
Te CPOL web site can be found at:
“We are currently recruiting for an
employment specialist to help spouses fnd
jobs,” said Linda Hough, USAG-Casey
Army Community Services chief. “This
specialist will help in writing resumes and
doing job searches, and interviewing. We
hope to have a person on board soon to help
spouses and dependents fnd jobs.”
“If you are a third-country national and
there are no internal candidates available, we
will open the job up to spouses, including
spouses who are third-country nationals,”
Jones said.
Te question of how many jobs will
be created in the garrison because of tour
normalization and the changes being made
at present cannot be answered at this time,
Abare explained, because there is no data
available at present.
Te question of how to get on post and
to the Troop Medical Center quickly when
there is a medical emergency involving a
Family member living of post came to the
“We are always there and we are always
available,” said Maj. Barbara Reilly, OIC,
Casey Troop Health Clinic. “Call our
emergency numbers 730-6142 or 730-4320
and we will be there to help you get on post
and to the TMC.”
Te question of lowering the drinking
age on post and for Soldiers in Korea came
to the foor.
“Te eforts being made to reduce the
acts of indiscipline on and of post in Area
I are several,” said Lt. Col. Richard Fromm,
USAG-Casey commander. “We recognize
we have a problem with Soldiers drinking
downtown. We are considering stopping
people from leaving post when they have
had too much alcohol. We are considering
adjusting the curfew so that it doesn’t punish
Soldiers that obey regulations. Tese are
only a few solutions we are considering
now; there have been no decisions made
at this time. Once a decision is made,
Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-Red
Cloud commander and I have quarterly
meetings with the club owners and we will
inform them of the new regulations. Once
a decision is made the garrison will adjust
their policies accordingly.”
Te question of furniture delivery and
fees for deliveries had to be made using a
furniture lift came to the foor. Some new
Family members were surprised at the cost
of delivery of household items that cannot
be delivered by using the elevator in the
building, but had to be delivered using a lift
to transport the furniture up and through
the windows of the apartment. Te fees
for this type of delivery in Korea can be as
much as 90,000 won. Apartments in Korea
usually do not have freight elevators or
utility elevators. If the furniture items are too
large to ft in the normal passenger elevator,
they must use a furniture lift, which incurs
an extra fee.
Te question about the Casey commissary
being too small to serve a population that
has grown and in the future will get larger
with more command sponsored Families
moving in came to the foor.
The answer was there are no plans
currently to enlarge the commissary.
A question was raised about pet policies
at Casey Lodge because many Families are
moving is with pets.
“Tere is a pet policy Army wide for
Army lodges,” said Gordon Niederhauser,
Casey Lodge manager. “Casey Lodge pet
policy complies with the Army lodging pet
policy. Tere is a one-time deep cleaning
fee of $75 for a pet and an additional charge
of $10 per night. Te reason for this fee is
because many people who will need to stay
in that room may be allergic to pet dander
and any other things pets may bring to the
room. If you bring a pet in a room at the
Lodge, it will have to be sanitized when
you leave.”
At the beginning of the meeting Fromm
pointed out all the new construction in
progress on Casey. The most important
being the new DoDEA School, which
will open in August and the new Child
Development Center along with a new and
much larger space for Army Community
All three of these new services will
bring the Casey garrison much closer to
tour normalization standards and they will
all be conveniently located between the
Indianhead golf course and the Gateway
Red Cloud garrison now has its own
Facebook web site. To sign up log on to:
Capt. Robyn Ackerman, USAG-
Casey HHD commander, asks ques-
tions of the Casey enclave Town Hall
panel during the USAG-Casey Town
Hall meeting held Jan. 14 in Casey’s
Warrior’s Club. — U.S. Army photo by
Jim Cunningham
Strategic Planning conference flls gap
The USAG-Red Cloud Strategic Planning Off-Site was held Jan. 11-13 at the Uijeongbu Grand Hotel for Area 1 directors and special staff and 2nd Infantry
Division commanders. On the second day, Pamela Robinson, guest speaker, consultant and trainer, had personnel break down into quality manage-
ment board working groups : readiness, well being, optimizing resources and safe and secure. (left to right) Readiness group: Brent Abare, USAG-Casey
deputy commander; Doug Atwater, director, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security; Lou Scott, director, Directorate of Logistics and Cho.
Yangh, acting director, Directorate of Public Works, develop key processes, performance objectives and measures to ensure relevance to and linkage
with strategic objectives for command and control; services and programs to support training and readiness and maintain and improve installation infra-
structure. — U.S. Army photo by Margaret Banish-Donaldson
News & Notes
ICE Training
USAG-RC is holding quarterly ICE
(Interactive Customer Evaluation)
Service Provider training Jan. 22
from 10 - 11 a.m. in the USAG-RC
DOIM Classroom, Bldg S-433. If
you have anyone within your orga-
nization that needs to receive ICE
training, call 732-6788 NLT Jan.

USAG-RC Tax Center Opening
The Area I Tax Center at USAG-
Casey will open Feb. 1. Call 730-
3591 for an appointment. The offce
on Red Cloud will open in building
T-57, call 732-8796 for an appoint-
ment. The Tax Center will be open
on Camp Stanley in the Legal Of-
fce every Wednesday. Clients can
call 730-3591 for all appointments.
Casey Gas Station Hours
The USAG-Casey gas station hours
during the weekdays will be from 9
a.m. to 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday no change.
DODEA Teacher Applications
Anyone interested in teaching for
the Department of Defense Edu-
cation Activity can log on to: http:// to apply.
Red Cloud Library and CYS
begin new Story Time Event
Parents with children up to fve
years of age are invited to a special
story time. The event will be in the
Red Cloud Library Bldg. S-58 along
with the child, Youth and School
Services as holding the event to
promote language, congnitive and
social skills for young children. For
more information call: 732-6723.
Employment Opportunities in
There are many rewarding employ-
ment opportunities in the Repub-
lic of Korea for professionals in a
wide variety of career felds. Look
in these web sites for information:
Employment in Korea Information
IMCOM-Korea Region Civilian Per-
sonnel Page: <http://imcom.korea.
news/civilianworkforce.asp>. U.S.
Army Civilian Human Resources
Agency Korea Region: <http://
main.htm> This site contains use-
ful links to various Korea-related
employment resources, AAFES,
DoDDS, etc. U.S. Army Civilian
Vacancy Announcement Board:
public/vabSelfNom/index.jsp> Use
this link to search for U.S. Army
Civilian Jobs. To search for jobs in
the Republic of Korea, scroll down
the page and select “Republic of
Korea” from the Countries and U.S.
Territories list. Commissary <http://>
If you are interested in applying for
a position at the Commissary you
can apply by logging on to our web-
site and go to human resources/
job announcements. From there,
you can go directly to the DeCA job
Hesitating a minute to give a “high-fve” to Spc. Justin Moses (far right) 1-15
Field Artillery, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Jang,
‘Jane’ Ye –ryeong (left), Park, Hee-ju (middle) and Ha, ‘Eunice’ Yoon-ji (right)
giggled nervously before accepting Moses’ informal greeting at the Dream
English Camp hosted by the USAG-Casey United Services Organizations Jan.
8 on USAG-Casey. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jamal Walker
By Pvt. Jamal Walker
USAG-RC Public Affairs
CASEY GARRISON — Soldiers from
the 1-15 Field Artillery, 1st Heavy Brigade
Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division
welcomed children from various schools
in the Dongducheon City community as
they came to learn more English and learn
about American culture during the Dream
English Camp Jan. 8 held on USAG-Casey.
More than 60 middle school students came
to the event.
Te USAG-Casey Commander, Lt. Col.
Richard Fromm, stood inside the USAG-
Casey United Services Organizations to
welcome the children.
Command Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed,
USAG-Casey command sergeant major
and 20 Soldiers from 1-15 FA clapped,
cheered, exchanged “high-fves,” smiled,
and bowed out of respect to the students as
they proceeded into the building to begin
the orientation portion of the event.
Fromm told the children visiting USAG-
Casey is like coming to America because of
the things the garrison has to ofer such as
the Community Activities Center, movie
theatre, fitness center, and other leisure
facilities on the garrison similar to what they
could expect to see in America.
“I think programs like these are great
examples of the American culture,” Fromm
said. “I have three boys who love going out
and experiencing Korea, and I hope you
enjoy experiencing Casey as well.”
The groups walked to the Casey
Community Bank to learn more about
Korean students learn English on Casey
American money. Sophia Lim, a USO
employee who organized the event, asked
the children which president was on diferent
coins and dollar bills. Many Soldiers were
astonished how much the middle school
students knew about American money. One
Soldier stood in embarrassment after being
told by a student it is Tomas Jeferson,
not James Madison, who is on the two
dollar bill. Te children later had lunch
at the Casey’s Warriors Club after playing
basketball in the Camp Hovey gym.
“What I enjoyed most was the chance
to speak freely and openly to Soldiers,” said
Park, Hee-ju, a middle school student at a
local girl’s academy in Dongducheon City.
“Tey were so polite, I had a great time
speaking to them.”
By Pvt. Jamal Walker
USAG-RC Public Affairs
from the 2nd Infantry Division praise the
changes and growth the nation has gone
through because of one man and his dream
during a Martin Luther King Jr. observance
celebration Jan. 15 in the 2ID Commanding
General’s mess hall.
Te event, coordinated by the 2ID Equal
Opportunity ofce, began with a lunch
provided by the 2ID EO and the CG’s mess.
Following the meal, additional notes were
added about the legacy Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. left behind and what the Army has
gone through because of what King did
during his lifetime.
Sgt. Maj. Christopher Pritchard, the
designated guest speaker for the observance
spoke of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
did for today’s Army and what Soldiers can
do today to continue the dream that King
delivered in front of Abraham Lincoln’s
memorial in Washington, D.C.
“What can you and I do to live the
dream?” Pritchard asked the audience.
“You start with the man in the mirror and
you seek to change his ways. You know
who I am talking about. We too must
show eforts, determination and desire for
a change. As Soldiers we come from many
diferent backgrounds but our focus should
be more of those things we have in common
to use as a starting point to clear the air of
Pritchard received a standing ovation from
the Soldiers and Civilians in attendance, as
well as a certifcate of appreciation and a coin
of excellence from the 2ID Commanding
General, Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, and
a 2ID tomahawk in appreciation.
“I have been fascinated with Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. my whole life,” Tucker said.
“Tank God for people like Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. who keeps this country
together, and because of people like him we
are as great as we are today.”
King’s delivery of the speech on August
28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln
Memorial during the March on Washington
for Jobs and Freedom.
It was a defning moment of the American
Civil Rights Movement. Delivered to more
than 200,000 civil rights supporters, the
speech is often considered to be one of
the greatest and most notable speeches in
human history and was ranked the top
American speech of the 20th century by a
1999 poll of scholars of public address.
Warriors remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
(From left to right) Spc. Carla Rance sings the last notes of the song “Lift Every
Voice and Sing” with the help of Sgt. Maj. Christopher Pritchard during an
observance celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15 in the 2nd
Infantry Division CG’s Mess. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jamal Walker
JANUARY 22, 2010
Maj. Barbara Reilly, OIC, USAG-Casey Health Clinic (foreground), Col. Jeffrey
Clark (second), 65th Medical Brigade commander, Lt. Col. Michael Smith (third),
168 Medical Battalion commander, Sgt. 1st Class Vito Dichristina (fourth),
NCOIC U.S. Army Health Clinic, Kim, Kuk hwan (ffth) Il Kwang Ind. Co. Ltd.,
engineer, swing their hammers and push their drills through the west wall of
the lobby in the Casey TMC during the groundbreaking for renovation Jan. 15.
— U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
By Jim Cunningham
USAG-RC Public Affairs
swinging of hammers and the drilling of
drills the Troop Medical Center on Casey
kicked of its renovation to rearrange its
space to include many new services and
space for new equipment the morning of Jan.
15. Te renovation will cost $4 million and
will transform it to a Family Health Clinic,
which will serve active duty Soldiers, their
Family members, retirees and benefciaries.
Expected changes with this renovation
will be an area dedicated to pediatric and
Family care needs, an electronic pharmacy
notifcation system, baby changing stations,
a more efcient front desk area, handicap
friendly bathrooms, new furniture, and
an expanded immunization clinic. The
renovation is expected to be fnished in
“We can’t build up and we can’t build
out,” said Maj. Barbara Reilly, OIC, Casey
Troop Health Clinic.
“Our Area I population is growing and
we need to grow with them. We need to
be able to provide more services for Family
members, spouses and children. We do not
have that capability right now because this
clinic was seen as strictly a Troop Medical
Clinic. Although we know eventually we
will relocate down south, we have to take
care of our Families now.”
Troop Medical Center begins renovation
Department of Defense Civilians and
retirees can come to the clinic for treatment
along with active duty Soldiers and their
Families. Te clinic will bill civilian health
insurance when treatment is needed, Reilly
“One of the things we are doing is
relocating our aviation,” Reilly said. “Tis
will open up a lot more room for our
administrative ofces. Tis will also open
up more room for exam rooms in the main
Other major changes are the mental
health facility has moved to building 802
across the street from the TMC.
“When they moved there it opened up
a whole new wing for the TMC,” Reilly
explained. “Tat space will be our Family
Center wing, which will enable us to see
more patients.”
Although the wall that felt the hammers
and drills during the ceremony will not be
coming down, some of the other walls will
in the clinic.
“We are reconstructing some of the
walls,” she said. “Tis will give us more ofce
space. Maybe one room will be made into
two rooms.”
“Before we were only serving active duty
Soldiers,” Reilly said.
“We in the military are accustomed to
inconveniences, but now when we bring
our Families here we need to serve them in
the best possible way.”
By Pvt. Jamal Walker
USAG-RC Public Affairs
Red Cloud Better Opportunities for Single
and Unaccompanied Soldiers kicked of the
New Year with a two day ski trip Jan. 17-18
at the Oak Valley Ski Resort.
Although the Community Activities
Center and Family Morale and Welfare
Recreation have held ski trips throughout
the winter season, the BOSS team wanted
to do something diferent with their trip by
making it an overnight trip with a day and
night session.
“Everyone has held ski trips on the
peninsula, but when the BOSS team asked
Soldiers what they wanted, they all said
they wanted a night ski run,” said Sgt.
Gerardo Moreno, USAG-RC BOSS military
coordinator. “We pushed for a night session
to be included in the package.”
Te Oak Valley Ski Resort praised the
character and behavior of the Soldiers so
much they told Moreno on his way out that
they will accommodate more Soldiers in the
future. Te BOSS program will hold their
annual Winter Games Feb. 14-16 at the
Oak Valley Resort. Installation Management
Command Korea BOSS team will assist
with the event.
The 1.4 million square meters Oak
Valley Snow Park contains two beginner,
fve intermediate, and two advanced level
Each course presents a diferent theme,
and the slopes have varying inclines.
Oak Valley is a frst-class resort complex
providing condo facilities, a golf course, and
various other subsidiary facilities.
BOSS begins New Year with Ski Trip to Oak Valley Ski Resort
Pfc. Ricki Vega, Camp Stanley Better Oportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers vice president, slides down
the hill on her snowboard during the USAG-RC BOSS program’s trip Jan. 17-18 to the Oak Valley Ski Resort. — U.S.
Army photo by Sgt. Gerado Moreno
Visit to learn more
about the Army Family Covenant.
COMMISSARY BENEFITS are part of the Army
Family Covenant’s commitment to provide a strong,
supportive environment where Soldiers and
Families can thrive.
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Guard and Reserve Soldiers and their Families
have shopped on-site at more than 100 remote
locations and purchased $14 million worth
of commissary products.
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purchases compared to commercial prices.
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Visit to learn more
about the Army Family Covenant.
JANUARY 22, 2010
Yongsan remember s t he l i fe of Dr. Mar t i n Lut her Ki ng Jr.
By Pfc. Kim Hyung-joon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan
community celebrated the extraordinary and heroic life
of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15. Approximately
400 Yongsan community members participated in the
ceremony, a vigil march from Seoul American High
School to Collier Field House.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said. Many things that
we take for granted today were racially segregated only
decades ago. Because of the courage of one bright minister
from Georgia, much of the racial hate that afected whole
generations has largely subsided. Tere still remains work
to be done, though.
“We are here to honor and celebrate and remember Dr.
Martin Luther King, our true American hero,” Garrison
Commander Col. Dave Hall said. “It is so valuable for
us to come together as a community, recognizing our
history and diversity. Te movements and marches King
led brought signifcant changes in America through his
courage and selfess devotion.”
During the ceremony, Aviation Safety Manager Mark
Ilg delivered his famous speech, “I Have a Dream.”
“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been such an inspiration
to me,” Travis Chavez, junior at Seoul American High
School, said. “He taught us that Black and White
must learn to work well together. Still, there is some
discrimination in the world. Tere still remains work
to be done.”
King was an intellectual who drew inspiration from
the example of Jesus, Mahatma Gandhi and other
philosophers. King’s sincere and dedicated approach to
ending discrimination soon earned him the respect of
millions of people worldwide.
Martin Luther King, Jr. visits President Lyndon Johnson (background) at the White House to gain support for the civil rights movement
March 18, 1966. — White House photo by Yoichi Okamoto
(Above) Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall presented
gift certificates to winners of descriptive art contest in
rememberance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15 at Collier
Field House. A total of nine students received recognition;
three each from elementary, middle and high school. — U.S.
Army Photo by Pfc. Kim Hyung-joon
“Marin Luther King Jr. is an incredible example of
faith, determination, and peace,” 1st Lt. Roger Bradley,
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG-
Yongsan said. “He has given freedom to America; not just
freedom for a majority but for all men. Disregarding their
race, all men should be shown respect and equality.”
New s & Not es
For a complete list of community
information news and notes, visit the
USAG-Yongsan offcial web site at
Parent to Parent Community Training
Multi Purpose Training Facility/Dolphin
Theater SAES from 9 a.m. until 11:30
a.m. MPTF; 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Dolphin
Theater, SAES. The Military Child Education
Coalition(MCEC)parent to parent Surge
Team will offer training to military parents
with an overview of transition issues and
resources which impact parents of school
age children. Child care available upon
reservation by Jan. 19. For information, call
Volunteer of the Quarter Ceremony
Come help recognize and celebrate USAG-
Yongsan volunteers at the Volunteer of
the Quarter Ceremony. Volunteers will
be recognized in three categories: Youth;
Adult; and KATUSA. All USAG-Yongsan
volunteers are invited to attend. A light
lunch will be served following the ceremony.
The event is 11 a.m-1:30 p.m. Jan. 28. For
information, call 738-7510.
Relocation of Yongsan Health Clinic
On Jan. 22, 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Building 1663,
Yongsan Health Clinic (Troop Medical
Clinic) will be relocating from the Brian D.
Allgood Army Community Hospital/121 CSH
to the newly renovated Building #1663, MP,
(near Navy Club). Patient care begins on
22 January 2010. Hours of operation have
not changed. Call dsn 737-CARE 0600-
0700 for same day appt/sick call. Hours of
operation M-F 0700-1600. For information,
call 010-8515-1025.
A3 Visa and Sofa Stamp Service
ACS can help you get your SOFA Stamp
at Korean Immigration or in USAG-
Yongsan from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Jan.
26 at S4106 Rm. 122. Call for more
information. For information, call 738-7505.
Spouse and Civilian Newcomer Orientation
New to USAG-Yongsan and want to get the
lay-of-the-land? Enroll in the Newcomer’s
Orientation and have a Windshield Tour
of Yongsan Garrison, Korean Folk Village
Tour, Korean Lunch, Seoul City Tour and
Newcomer’s EXPO. Childcare can be
provided, but we welcome your kids on the
tour too. Must sign up in advance. The next
event is on Jan. 27, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
at S4106 and throughout the City of Seoul.
For information, call DSN: 738-7505.
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.
Stress and Anger Management Seminar
Combat the harmful effects of stress by
creating a personalized self-care plan
at ACS Building 4106 from 10 a.m. until
11:30 Jan. 28. Learn to identify and
address stressors, to manage confict
assertively and to control anger. Please
call in advance to reserve; minimum of 3
participants required. For information, call
Qui l t er s exci t ed about new machi ne
By Pvt. Choe Yong-joon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — Quilts, a form
of soft bedding used as a blanket made of
wool and similar materials are traditional
and still used today for warmth and comfort.
Hoping to spread out their usefulness and
celebrating the achievement of Gammil, the
long-arm computerized quilting machine,
Yongsan Arts and Crafts, Quilting Shop held
a re-opening ceremony Jan. 13.
“We’re the frst to have this Statler machine.
I’m talking to employees and wonderful
spouses with quilt skills, all part of our
history,” said Garrison Commander Col.
Dave Hall during the opening remarks.
“At all 179 army installations, this is
the first army, in any garrison, in any
installations. Thanks to Army Family
Covenant, we achieve an incredible value,
not just to our histories but our joined
communities as well.”
He added that the new acquired machine
would come up with return on investment
by saving money from prior shipping
charge to the U.S. and getting stitch orders
from any garrison in Korea with the lowest
Following the tape-cutting ceremony,
Arts and Crafts Specialist Un-Chong Kim
showed spectators the demonstration of how
the machine works. Te long-arm quilting
machine combined with software program
handled an intricately patterned king-size
quilt in a quick moment.
Te machine could determine the pattern
and block size as well as the repetitions and
ofset of the pattern. It would reduce not
only the producing time but also the cost of
production with ameliorated quality.
“We are just thrilled. Tis machine means
so much for the cost of our community,”
said Cathy Jarvis, a member of Yongsan
Quilt Guild. “I’m kind of a main volunteer
and work with the quilt felds to be trained
on the machine for the ones wanting to
know how to use by themselves.”
She also mentioned about donation of
quilts for the community. “You can see one
of wounded soldiers’ quilts here we put on
display. Also, we made some quilts for new
born baby which shows another great aspect
of quilts.”
To learn more about quilting, community
members can take classes – Quilt Class and
Waldorf doll making Class –at Yongsan Arts
and Crafts center. For more information
call or visit Yongsan Arts and Crafts at
U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall admires a blanket crafted at the Yongsan Quilting Shop. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Choe
New testing center welcomes students
By Sgt. Hwang Joon-hyun
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — University of
Maryland University College celebrated the
opening of its new computer lab, National
Testing Center, Jan. 14 at the Yongsan
Education Center.
Tis $47,000 project will ofer improved
service in library research engine and
computer courses not only for UMUC
students but to all community members.
“Our old computer lab could not handle
the students’ needs adequately, so we decided
to relocate it last June and increase its size,”
said Kelly Wilmeth, UMUC Regional
Manager. “We wanted to improve student
services and ofer more opportunities to
take exams.”
National Testing Center, located at the
old UMUC Regional Headquarters, has
doubled in size compared to UMUC’s old
computer lab, featuring 24 computers.
Community members will have more
opportunities to take the College Level
Examination Program, DANTES Subject
Standarized Testing and Pearson Vue global
testing program. For those in active duty,
there is no testing fee.
Testing takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays
University of Maryland University College’s new computer lab National Testing Center opens Jan. 14 at the
Yongsan Education Center. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Hwang Joon-hyun
and Saturdays. On Mondays and Tursdays,
National Testing Center will be open to
anyone from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander
Col. Dave Hall and Command Sgt. Major
Ralph Rusch joined the opening ceremony
for a ribbon-cutting.
“This is an important step forward,”
Hall said. “With the emphasis on tour
normalization in Korea, providing better
education and more opportunities for
students is more important than ever.”
To fnd out more about National Testing
Center or tests ofered, call 723-4081.
JANUARY 22, 2010
By Pvt. Choe Yong-joon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — The winners of the 2009
Installation Management Command-Korea and Family
and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Photography
Contest were announced to an eager audience Dec. 16
at the John Wood Memorial Theater.
This year, judges evaluated nearly 500 entries
submitted in either color or monochrome. Active
Duty and other eligible patrons were judged separately
in six different categories, including people, places,
objects, military life, experimental, and “MWR Fun!”
U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave
Hall kicked off the ceremony by thanking everyone
who participated.
“This event is really all about our community, not
only from Yongsan but also from Camp Casey, Daegu,
Humphreys, and Red Cloud. So many of you have taken
Kor ea Regi on honor s t op phot ogr apher s
Sophie Lee accepts her frst-place award in the Experimental Category, Color Print from USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave
Hall (right) and Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Rusch at the IMCOM-K and FMWR 2009 Photography Contest Dec. 16. — U.S.
Army photo by Pvt. Choe Yong-joon
— See PHOTOGRAPHERS, Page 12 —
KATUSA Soldiers set out for new destinations
An Expiration Term of Service ceremony for 46 Korean Augmentation to the United States Army soldiers was held at the
U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Multi Purpose Training Facility Jan. 15.
Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall celebrated 46 KATUSA soldiers who will be headed for new destinations in their
“Congratulations to all of you,” Hall said. “Your outstanding performance of duty is in keeping with the fnest traditions of
military service.”
Sgt. Park Chang-hyun from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG-Y expressed his excitement as he received
his Certifcate of Appreciation for military service.
“My military service at Garrison Yongsan was something that I will remember for a long time,” Sgt. Park said. “I have learned
how to lead, encourage, promote others while setting myself as an example. Also, being a Senior KATUSA at Headquarters
and Headquarters Company, USAG-Y was an eyeopening experience. I’d like to urge current KATUSAs to make the most
out of the opportunity.” — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kim Hyung-joon
Bill Parker
Facebook Fan
Volunteer beginning guitar instructor - It is a great feel-
ing to contribute to the community and of course to see
people learn how to play guitar. Imagine how great our
community would be if everyone contributed something?
Plus I’ll have someone to play guitar with once a week.
Chani Randle Cord-
Facebook Fan
MWR Coordinator. I would love to work with the entertainment
community and bring them here to perform for our troops.
Sarah Beth Rivera
Facebook Fan
I think I would like to be a fitness instructor, like Zumba or
Belly Dancing, because those are a lot of fun and I enjoy the
energy in a class. I can’t do that because I have kids that stay
at home with me, but I would enjoy it.
By Sgt. Hwang Joon-hyun
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
Job Hunt i ng
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Get Involved with P2P
s many of you know, serving
in the military with children
pres ent s bot h rewards and
challenges. Here in U.S. Army Garrison-
Yongsan, our children have the privilege
of discovering Korean culture while at
the same time enjoying an American
lifestyle similar to that they would have
in the States.
As the Commander, I am constantly
looking at ways we can improve the
quality of life for our children to make
living in an overseas environment a time
of personal growth, and that is why I
would like to tell you about the upcoming
Parent to Parent (P2P) workshops we
have coming up Feb. 1.
The Parent to Parent program i s
sponsored by the nonprofit organization,
Military Child Education Coalition, and
will empower you with tips for helping
your child make a successful educational
Whether you are new to our community,
about to PCS, or have a child thinking
of going to college in the States, the P2P
workshop will present proven strategies
for making your child’s transition a
successful one.
The workshop will begin with an
overview segment and then move on to
breakout sessions including: Preparing
for the Journey: Give Your Kids a Head
Start on Academic Success; Organization,
Communication and Involvement: Keys
to Success in Elementary School; Chart
Your Course for Success in High School
and Beyond.
Folks, the P2P workshop is free to
all I.D. cardholders and we even have
limited childcare available on a first
come, first served basis to those who
reserve early enough. We even offer two
sessions on Feb. 1 to choose from. You
can participate at the Yongsan Multiplex
Theater from 9-11:30 a.m. or at the
Seoul Ameri can El ementary School
Dolphin Theater from 5:30-8 p.m. Light
refreshments will be served.
Fi nal l y, I encourage Parents and
leaders to participate in this valuable
opportunity. Our families play a key role
in making us a Community of Excellence,
and there is no better way to thank you
for your service than to ensure that you
have the best resources available to you
when it comes to planning for your
family’s success.
I look forward to seeing you at the P2P
advantage of this great opportunity,” he
said. “But whether you win or not, you
are all winners here.”
“The cont est gi ves ever yone t he
opportunity to show off their work and
talents,” Pvt. Antonio Gonzalez from
Camp Casey said. The top finisher in
both the color experimental and the
monochrome military life categories went
on to say “Taking the photos is already a
challenge but there is also a lot of work
that goes into deciding which ones to
submit and then re-sizing them.”
The winning photos will be sent to the
United States for the Army’s worldwide
competition. The first prize winner of the
worldwide contest is expected to receive
$300, second prize is $200, and third
prize is $100.
2009 IMCOM-Korea FMWR Digital
Photography Contest 1st Place Winners
Active Duty Soldier - Color
sExperimental— Pvt. Antonio Gonzalez
sMilitary Life— 1st Lt. Samuel Flaming
sMWR Fun! — 1st Lt. Aaron Franklin
sObject— Staff Sgt. Natasha Deluca
sPeople— Sgt. Christopher Ash
sPlace— Capt. Joseph Sage
Active Duty Soldier - Monochrome
s Ex pe r i me nt a l — 1s t Lt . Aa r on
sMilitary Life— Pvt. Antonio Gonzalez
sMWR Fun! — Maj. Ian Lee
sObject— Capt. Jason Webb
sPeople— Capt. Jason Webb
sPlace— Spc. Mark Whitford
sOther Eligible Patron - Color
sExperimental— Sophie Lee
sMilitary Life— Holly Swegle
sMWR Fun! — Sherry Paar
sObject— Sherry Paar
sPeople— Un Yu Park
sPlace— Endang Purwaningsih
Other Eligible Patron - Monochrome
sExperimental— Jennifer Grubb
sMWR Fun! — Sherry Paar
sObject— Slade Walters
sPeople— Jennifer Grubb
sPlace— Dan Thompson
No Endorsement Implied No Endorsement Implied
Passion of AFAP teens will inspire more involvement
By Rob McIlvaine
FMWRC Public Affairs
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Throughout this
week, the 13 Army Teen Panel members will
develop posters, a cross-garrison simultaneous
event, a presentation to senior Army leaders
on their activities, a “Strength of the Nation”
contest for Army youth during the Month
of the Military Child in April, and, most
importantly, the top four issues impacting
military youth – to be presented the final
morning of the AFAP conference.
Inspired by Gen. Rick Lynch, IMCOM
commanding general, during his opening remarks
at the AFAP conference on Monday, the teens
adopted his message; “Are we doing the right
thing; are we doing things right?” Tey intend to
make this theme heard around the world through
30- and a 60-second video spots.
“The spots are designed to involve teens
in youth centers, Army-wide,” Anthony
Merriweather said.
Anthony Merriweather, currently a student
at New Mexico State University, is spending his
third year with the teen panel, serving this year as
a Junior Advisor. With him is Elizabeth Mobley,
the other Junior Advisor, who is attending
Grambling State University and also spending
her third year with Army Teen Panel.
“We know we are part of the Army Family and
we know senior leaders are extremely interested
in what we have to say and that they will do their
best to resolve our issues,” Anthony said.
From the moment they entered their
workspace, work was nonstop. Large pads
of paper had brainstorming sessions written
out with two or three teens sitting with adult
Junior Advisors Elizabeth (left), from Grambling State University, La. and Anthony, from
New Mexico State University, discuss the concept of the presentation for Maj. Gen.
Reuben Jones, FMWRC commanding general. The show and tell about their planned
activities for the year will be brief but promises to pack a lot of punch for teens Army-
wide. – Photo by Rob McIlvaine, FMWRC Public Affairs
advisors as they hone certain points for the night’s
In one room, Chris Zuhars, CYSS program
specialist and video technician, took the script
hashed out by the teens and created a 30-
second spot. Before lunch, he was on to the
60-second spot, waiting only for the group to
choose the music.
In another corner, adult advisor Amy Leon,
FMWRC marketing specialist, helped the group
with the two posters.
“Tese posters were developed specifcally for
the teen audience. Tey all brainstormed their
concept based on their theme, ‘Everyday Heroes
in our Communities,’ then came up with the
words and imagery,” Leon said.
Te drafts were sent to FMWRC marketing at
Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas and then
returned as completed posters for review.
“Youth are the hardest to reach. I mean each
generation seems to learn faster and they have
their own language. For instance, the posters
use the language of text messaging that isn’t
readily understood by adults, but is immediately
accepted and understood by teens. What better
way to reach our audience then to let us do the
talking,” Elizabeth asked.
“We want to push these out to garrisons,
Army-wide,” Leon said, “through the
FMWR marketing facilities where they
can be printed out or used digitally and
distributed at the garrisons.”
According to Donna M. McGrath, CYSS
Army Teen Panel program manager, on Monday,
the Army Teen Panel members were faced with
24 issues that rose from teen discussion at the
summer conference. On Monday they pared
them down to the fnal four.
Last year only three issues were presented.
“Tis year, the teens were so passionate
about a fourth issue that we allowed it,”
McGrath said.
Te issues voted on for presentation to Army
senior leaders are: continuation of YLF (Youth
Leadership Forums); improve marketing by teens
for teens because the message is not reaching the
audience; Lifeskills program to help teens later
in life through resume building; and their most
passionate issue: Take a Field, Make a Field. With
construction occurring on many installations,
teens are losing their felds for sports. Tis can
lead to a lack of exercise, said the teens, resulting
in obesity.
With the AFAP forum, though, they know
their voices will be heard.
“Te Army Teen Panel is beginning to create
a synergy between all of the MWR programs,”
McGrath said. “After all, our ultimate goal
is serving our customers, in our case, the
military youth who need to know about the
great programs we have for them and to get
them involved.”
“Te process works because today the teens
have much more than when Elizabeth and I
started out on Army installations,” Anthony
said. “I just wish I had as much as these younger
teens have today, thanks to the Army Family
Action Plan.”
SAMS students honor the gift giving time
By Jordan Burstion
Special to the Morning Calm Weekly
YONGSAN GARRISON — Many people far and wide are in need. They would love
to have just a taste of the items we take for granted like food, clothes, shoes, and the latest
technology. We should learn to appreciate the things we have and give back to others. That
is just what the Seoul American Middle School student council did.
During the weeks leading to winter break the SAMS student council hosted a charity
drive. Boxes were sent out to seminars. Students and teachers were asked to bring in
clothes, gently used toys, and non-perishable foods. Several boxes and bags were collected
and given to a local orphanage right here in Seoul, Korea.
Geon Christian Children’s Home was started in 1966 by Yoon Kwon and Geon Chae.
Chae is the son of the frst minister killed during the Korean War. Over eighty children
are cared for at the home.
We are grateful that we could share our blessings with others.
Two of the over 80 residents of the Geon Christian Children’s Home, sixth grader
Soo Yun and kindergartner Da Heen were very pleased to receive the donations
from the students. – Courtesy photo
SOCKOR spreads holiday cheer
SEOUL, Republic of Korea — Special Operations Command Korea (SOCKOR)
presented gifts on Dec. 23 to the children of the Virgin Mary Home for Boys and Girls,
an orphanage located in Seoul. The gifts included clothing, food, and other items for the
home. The command sponsors the Virgin Mary Home and its affliates Sky Home and
Yedalms Home throughout the year hosting the children at picnics, special gatherings,
bowling, and other events.
Each year, the orphans are invited to participate in the SOCKOR Christmas Party and
receive gifts during a visit from Santa. This year however, the orphanage had a prior
engagement and unfortunately the children were unable to attend the event. As a result,
SOCKOR members, led by the Commander, Brigadier General Richard S. Haddad,
personally delivered the gifts.
The event was a great holiday experience and thoroughly enjoyed by all participants.
“It is our honor and privilege to help others less fortunate than ourselves,” stated Navy
Lt. Richard Mascolo who organized the trip.
Pictured are members of SOCKOR and the Virgin Mary Home for Boys and Girls.
Distributed Learning System – training revolution
What is it?
Distributed Learning System supports individual and collective training for various •
MOSs and skills. Using video-teleconferencing equipment, high-speed internet
access, and computer based training, soldiers and civilians can train when it fts
their professional needs and personal schedules.
Where is the training?
Currently, soldiers and civilians can schedule training in the local Digital Training •
Facilities (DTFs). Soon, they will be able to conduct training at home and in the
ofce via the Internet.
When can I train in the DTF?
Contact the DTF Manager to schedule your collective training. Individual training •
can be conducted by scheduling time in the DTF or you may walk-in at any time
the DTF is open and not scheduled.
Troughout the Korean Peninsula there are DTFs located in:
Area I: Camp Casey DSN 730-3288 •
Camp Hovey DSN 730-5441
Area III: Camp Humphreys DSN 753-7558 •
Area IV: Camp Henry DSN 768-7911 •
Camp Carroll DSN 765-8948
Distributed Learning provides the fexibility to allow you and your unit to train when it
fts your schedule.
Why DLS for the Army?
DLS is transforming the way soldiers and civilians train, to provide the fexibility •
and efciency needed in today’s demanding Army. DLS provides the physical and
technological infrastructure to deliver DL training around the globe.
Hundreds of courses are already available via Distributed Learning (DL). Contact your
training ofcer or NCO to see what’s available for you and your soldiers.
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.
In Front Of Them All
Capt. Jon M. Trolla, Commander, E CO 1-72AR reenlisted SFC Michael C. Russell at the Bridge of No
Return in the DMZ on January 12, 2010. – U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Treglazoff
JANUARY 22, 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
Members from the USAG-Casey men’s basketball team and the USAG-RC “Old School” team prepare to rebound
a shot during the Warrior Country Men’s 33 and older basketball game, Jan. 15 at the USAG-Casey Carey Fitness
Center. The Casey team won the game 46-45 and will move on to the 8th Army Championship. — U.S. Army photo by
Pvt. Jamal Walker
Sgt. Christopher Moore shoots a basket for the USAG-Casey basketball team during the Warrior Country Men’s 33 and
older basketball game, Jan. 15 at the USAG-Casey Carey Fitness Center. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jamal Walker
Members from the USAG-Casey team prepare to inbound the ball at the Warrior Country Men’s 33 and older basketball game, Jan. 15 at the USAG-Casey
Carey Fitness Center. The Casey team won the game 46-45 and will move on to the 8th Army Championship. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jamal Walker
Casey over Red Cloud 46-45 in 33 men’s basketball
By Pvt. Jamal Walker
USAG-RC Public Affairs
Country men’s basketball league for males
33 years old and up named their winner
Jan. 15 as the USAG-Casey team defeats the
USAG-RC “Old School” team 46-45 in the
USAG-Casey Carey Fitness Center.
Te “Old School” won the tip of to
start the game but quickly lost the ball to
the Casey team before taking the ball back.
Arthur Crabb, shooting guard for the “Old
School,” received the ball and made back
to back 3 point baskets to give the “Old
School” a quick and promising 6-0 lead.
Te Casey team did not seem to be able
to get the game going the direction they
wanted after a technical foul was called on
Timothy Edwards, shooting guard for the
Casey team.
“The technical foul came out of
frustration, I thought it was a bad call and
the ‘ref ’ did the right thing by giving me a
technical foul,” Edwards said.
Crabb and the “Old School” team
continued making efortless plays and shots
having an 8 point margin ahead of the Casey
team but Casey continued playing physical
basketball and boxed out the “Old School”
efectively making second chance baskets
of ofensive rebounds. At the end of the
frst half, Casey made a comeback with the
score at 21-20.
The “Old School” team started the
second half with an emphasis on their
defense to change the tempo. Te “Old
School” team had only fve players show
up so Crabb, player coach for the team,
decided to go to a zone defense to start the
game and explained to his teammates during
halftime that they would need to tighten
up their defense, crash the boards for more
rebounds and stop the easy baskets such as
lay ups to get success.
Te score was 42-41 with 2:42 left; due
to consecutive turnovers, Crabb hit his
fourth 3 pointer of the night to give the “Old
School” team a 2 point lead 44-42. Going
to foul line, the “Old School” team moved
their lead ahead by 3 points before the Casey
team made two aggressive baskets to win the
game 46-45. Te team will move on to play
in the 8th Army tournament.
JANUARY 22, 2010
Program helps military dependents to find work
By Tammy Melvin
Special to the Morning Calm Weekly
many challenges military spouses face, fnding
employment that is both fexible and portable,
can be a difcult task. Often a move to a new
assignment means a new job search in an
unfamiliar city. Te Employment Readiness
Program ofered through Army Community
Service, is designed to assist Military Spouses
and family members throughout the job
search process.
“I coordinate with several agencies,” said
Mercedes Jamieson the Employment Readiness
Program Manager for USAG-Yongsan, “to
provide employment opportunities within
Yongsan Garrison for military spouses, family
members, retirees, and DoD civilians.”
“In order to receive assistance from the
EPR, a client must fall within one of the
categories listed above and be a US citizen,
HS graduate, a college grad or have vocational
school transcripts. If these requirements are met,
they can call or walk into the ACS for an initial
Christiana Lewis, a military spouse, talks with Monte Howard, from the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District during the recent job fair at the
Super Gym hosted by the Humphreys’ Employment Readiness Program. Over
400 spouses, family members and soon-to-retire Servicemembers attended the
event in hopes of fnding employment. – U.S. Army photo by Lori Yerdon
screening of their resume to determine their
strengths and weaknesses, from this together we
develop a plan to enhance their skills if needed
or construct their resume in proper format,’
said Jamieson.
In addition to resume writing, the ERP
ofers other self development workshops that
are available in both English and Spanish.
Tey include; interview techniques, building a
portfolio, computers for beginners and how to
dress for success. Employment seekers can even
get assistance with navigating the Department
of the Army RESUMIX system. Te automated
system that advertises Department of the Army
civilian positions worldwide and stores resumes
used to apply for these jobs.
Te ERP is a vital resource that must be
aggressively worked within the community
to allow the Army the opportunity to fulfll
promises made within the “Army Family
Convent”, Jamieson added.
In addition, the Employment Readiness
Program provides an overview of employment
opportunities in the local community, assistance
in career planning and goal setting.
Contact ACS about the Employment Readiness Program
USAG Red Cloud - 732-7779 or from of post 0505-732-7779 •
USAG Yongsan - 738-8977 or from of post 0505-738-8977 •
USAG Humphreys - 753-8401 or from of post 0505-753-8401 •
USAG Daegu - 768-8129 or from of post 0505-768-8129 •
Be sure to check out the online resource
TRICARE Dives into Social Media
taking the plunge into social media to uncover
what issues matter most to its benefciaries
around the world.
Social media channels and networks
like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Flickr
continue to transform how healthcare
information—and information in general—is
consumed by the public.
“Social media is changing the way we
communicate. These powerful tools give
us an opportunity to join the conversation
surrounding TRICARE and military health,”
said Rear Adm. Christine Hunter, deputy
director of the TRICARE Management
Te ability to share healthcare information
and receive feedback helps TRICARE identify
and address beneficiary concerns. Instead
of deciding what information to share with
benefciaries, TRICARE can ask for their
input, identify what they want to know more
about and respond accordingly.
Recommendations from service members
and their families have the potential to
infuence policy decisions and improve overall
satisfaction with military healthcare.
“We understand the value social media
can bring to the organization, and we invite
benefciaries to talk to us about how we can
improve their health care experience,” Hunter
TRICARE is active on Twitter, Facebook,
YouTube and Flickr, and is getting ready
to launch a new media center Web page in
March 2010. Te media center will include
TRICARE news and links to TRICARE’s
social media channels. It will also allow
benefciaries to “share” beneft information
with their friends and families online.
Before launching the new media center
Web page, TRICARE wants to hear from the
military men and women who use its benefts
everyday. In the coming weeks TRICARE
will ask beneficiaries for feedback on the
issues they want to know more about through
TRICARE’s Facebook,
TRICARE, or Twitter account at www. Beneficiaries are
also encouraged to visit
subscriptions to sign up for e-alerts about
TRICARE benefts and news.
★ 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 22, 2010
2-2 ASLT shares lessons learned in combat with ROK counterparts
2nd Lt. Laurence Hines
2nd Bat t al i on (Assaul t ), 2nd Avi at i on
K-16 AIRBASE — Brig. Gen. Bae,
Myung Hun of the Republic of Korea Army
Aviation Operations Command plus seven
ofcers and four fight crew members from
the ROK army met with Soldiers from
the 2nd Battalion (Assault), 2nd Aviation
Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade
on Jan. 7 at K-16 Air Base to learn about
deploying to and fying in Afghanistan.
A contingent from the Republic of
Korea army will soon deploy to Bagram,
Afghanistan in support of Operation
Enduring Freedom. Te unit will conduct
heavy lift missions, medical evacuation,
logistics and air assault operations in support
of the coalition.
During their visit to K-16 they discussed
enemy threats they will face in Afghanistan,
the equipment necessary to function there
and other pre-deployment training tasks.
“This is a great opportunity for my
staff and maneuver commanders to tap
into the experiences and lessons learned
from experienced combat veterans in 2-2
Aviation,” Bae said through an interpreter.
“We have a general idea of what to expect
before arrival in Afghanistan, my unit needs
more specifcs on exactly what equipment
is needed in country for our deployment.
Tese lessons learned are very constructive
for the ROK Army in our upcoming
Bae and his Soldiers gained a wealth of
knowledge from the 2-2 ofcers who have
combat aviation experience.
“My aviators and support personnel
need to know the enemy threat within 200
kilometers of Bagram and the radius of our
operations when we arrive in theater,” he
said. “My main concerns are the weapons
systems the Taliban and other insurgent
groups presently employ against coalition
assets. Bottom line, I need to know what
weapons the enemy has and how to mitigate
Wildcard commander, Lt. Col. Matthew
Lewis offered Bae practical advice and
encouraged 2-2 Avi ati on company
commanders to provide insight from their
own experiences while in Afghanistan.
“My intent today is to allow my
aviation officers and battalion staff to
inform the ROK personnel on how best
to conduct continuing operations in the
hostile theater that is Afghanistan,” Lewis
said. “Afghanistan is a dynamic battlefeld
[because] the weather and enemy threats are
constantly changing [and] the ROK aviators
need to be prepared for these variables. U.S.
lessons learned in Afghanistan can be directly
applied to units of any country deploying
to support the coalition, the Republic of
Korea Army is an integral component in the
coalition of the willing, and a valuable friend
to the United States, we will help them in
any way possible.”
Fitting Korean aircraft with the correct
survivability equipment is a key element of
a safe, successful deployment.
“Training pilots on multiple aircraft
survivability equipment gives pilots
fexibility because not all helicopters are
equipped the same,” Lewis continued. “Age
A crew chief from 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade’s, 2nd Battalion (Assault), 2nd Aviation
Regiment prepares to take off for a live fre qualifcation during Gunnery at Bisung Range,
near Yangpyeong, South Korea on Jan. 13. —U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Ju-ho Ma
Lt. Col. Kevin Berry (back seat), commander of 4-2 Aviation Battalion and Capt. Ashley
Lee (front seat), Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander, demonstrated
the Apache Longbow’s capabilities during the battalion’s Family Day at the Multipurpose
Range Complex, Jan. 16. The crew shot 30 mm ammunition and 2.75 inch rockets during
the demonstration. —U.S. Army photo by Lori Yerdon
Recently members of the Republic of Korea Army met with Soldiers from 2-2 Aviation Battalion
to discuss tactics, techniques and procedures for deploying and employing helicopters like the
UH-60 Black Hawk to a combat theater. —U.S. Army photo by Bob McElroy
Wildcards and Death Dealers hone skills during Gunnery
and confguration impact what systems are
ftted in particular aircraft, these Korean
aviators need to have the right systems in
place for the Afghanistan environment.”
Lt. Col. Kim, Jong Jin, chief of operations
planning branch ROK, said the session with
2-2 helped a great deal.
“2-2 Aviation is invaluable in helping
the ROK Army plan for deployment,” Kim
“Lewi s and hi s of f i cer s hel ped
with communication feasibility and
interoperability [so that] we know specifcally
what we need and have to do to deploy.”
Chief Warrant Ofcer 2 Orin Englishbee
ofered many tips the ROK Army might need
to consider when fying in Afghanistan.
“Te minimum fight altitude should be
no lower than 400 feet; staying out of fx
wing airspace is important and never fy in
the middle of a valley. Tis makes you an
easy target,” Englishbee said. “My advice
to the ROK pilots is to fy along one side
of the valley and don’t be an easy target for
the enemy.”
Lewis emphasized the importance of
packing UH-60 Black Hawks properly
into containers and airplanes for the long
trip from Korea. Helicopter rotors should
be folded properly and the aircraft should
be stowed so transit does not damage the
helicopters and equipment.
“2-2 Aviation conducts frequent training
on rotor blade folding and packing up UH-
60s for transit, we can show the ROK Army
a safe, efcient way to pack.”
Te frequent dust and its afect upon
night vision goggle fight operations was
also a topic of discussion.
Capt. John Sharkey, 2-2 Aviation
battalion assistant operations ofcer shared
his experience fying in the Afghan dust.
“Te dust in Bagram is not as bad as other
places in Afghanistan, but is a concern for
inexperienced pilots,” Sharkey said. “ROK
pilots need to adjust to fying at night with
NVGs because fying in dust at night is one
of the most difcult modes of fying. Lack
of ambient light and infrastructure creates
pitch dark fying conditions. Other good
pre-deployment training for the ROK unit
would be to practice take-ofs and landing
in dust.”
Lewis suggested the ROK unit request
additional training at either the National
Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. or
the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort
Polk, La. prior to deployment to train in a
similar environment.
Bae thanked the ofcers of 2-2 Aviation
for their support and advice.
“The graciousness and willingness
ofered by the 2-2 Aviation command and
its Soldiers is just another example of the
good relationship the United States Army
and the ROK Army share here on the
peninsula. Tis meeting is one of the best
ofcer professional development meetings I
have been a part of,” he concluded.
Lewis ofered some closing thoughts on
the training.
“Te ROK Army and the United States
Army have a unique relationship here in
Korea, it is essential that we assist our friends
and neighbors in every way possible, here
at K-16 and elsewhere on the peninsula,”
he said.
New s & Not es
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 753-3700.
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 information.
Visual Information Support Center update
The Visual Information Support Center offce will
be closed Jan. 26 – only individuals clearing will
be assisted. For all other VISC services, log on
to the Visual Information ordering site at https:// or call 753-8010 for
more information. The VISC photo studio will
be closed for renovations Jan. 26 – 29.
Teen Cooking Club
Calling all aspiring cooks! The Teen Center
is offering a cooking class Jan. 28 in building
S-427. Participants will learn how to make
healthy, tasty dishes and fun desserts. This is
a 4-H class and participants need to fll out a
4-H enrollment form at Youth Services to be
eligible. For more information, call Jeannine
Ragonese at 753-8507 or 753-5614.
Open Mic Instrument night
The Community Activity Center is hosting an
Open Mic instrument night Jan. 29 starting
at 7 p.m. This event is open to solo or group
instrumental groups only – no singing. If
interested, stop by the CAC to register by Jan.
27 or call 753-8825 for more information.
Parent to Parent Surge training
The Military Child Education Coalition is
sponsoring Parent to Parent Surge training Feb.
2 from 5:00 - 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 753-3341.
American Red Cross class for Youth
Humphreys’ American Red Cross is offering
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation or CPR and
First Aid training Jan. 30 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30
p.m. in the Youth Serivces Building, 570. The
class is open to students in grades sixth -
twelfth. Call Aundrea Witt at 753-5612 to sign
up or for more information.
We want your stories!
We want to publish your stories and photos
in the Morning Calm weekly and on the
Humphreys Facebook page. Please send any
information or products to Lori Yerdon. Call
754-6132 for more information or e-mail lori.
[email protected].
Pregnant? If so you are i nvi ted to an OB ori entati on
By Lori Yerdon
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs
Community Service’s New Parent Support
Program and the U.S. Army Health Clinic –
Humphreys have teamed up and are ofering
an Obstetrics orientation for expectant
parents on Jan. 29 in the Super Gym here.
Te orientation covers OB services that
are available here for parents-to-be and ofers
them support on what to expect once their
baby arrives.
“Anybody is eligible to attend the
orientation,” said Stacee Roberts, USAG-
Humphreys’ new parent support and home
visiting nurse. “Even someone thinking
about getting pregnant would get some good
Roberts said the orientation covers a
variety of topics including: an overview of the
New Parent Support program, information
on the Women, Infants and Children
program, dietician recommendations during
and after pregnancy, a dental representative
talks about care for mom and baby’s teeth,
Legal Services explains the procedure for
getting a passport and other important
paperwork for newborns, Social Work
Services provides information on assistance
they can provide such as dealing with post-
partum depression. A pediatrician will be
available to answer questions expectant
mothers may have about their baby.
ACS and the health clinic offer the
orientations monthly. Roberts said they are
great information sessions that let people
know what to expect regarding the services
on the installation.
“Tis orientation is important because
not only are people who come going to get
valuable information about pregnancy but
they’ll also get an overview of what USAG-
Humphreys has to offer them as a new
parent,” she said.
Te OB orientation will be in the Super
Gym conference room from 9 – 11:30
a.m. Jan. 29. For more information, call
All Humphreys community members are eligible to attend the OB orientation. For more information,
call 753-6287. —Courtesy graphic
Humphreys’ hosting Parent to Parent surge training workshop
By Joseph Jacks
USAG-Humphreys Child and Youth Service
USAG-Humphreys is hosting the Military
Child Education Coalition’s Parent to Parent
Surge training Feb. 2 in the Super gym
starting at 5 p.m.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn
how to play an active role in your child’s
academic success. Donna Earle, from the
Military Child Education Coalition, and her
team of instructors will be at the Super gym
to give the community the tools needed to
help children be better students.
Following the opening session, there
will be three breakout sessions ofered for
parents, leaders, community members, and
•Preparing for the Journey: Give your
kids a head start on the road to academic
•Organization, Communication and
Involvement: Keys to success in Elementary
•Chart Your Course for success in High
Schools and Beyond
This is a unique opportunity for the
USAG-Humphreys and Osan Air Base
communities. For more information, please
contact Joseph Jacks, School Liaison Ofcer,
at 753-8274 or e-mail joseph.jacks@korea.
Free childcare will be available at the
Child Development Center. Spaces are
limited; RSVP to 753-8274 for childcare.
To learn more about the Area III and USAG-Humphreys Winter Safety campaign, visit http:// — Courtesy graphic
Stay safe this winter season when heading outside for fun
By Pfc. Michael Vanpool
35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Public
OSAN AIR BASE — With the heaviest
snowfall in over half a century, many
Soldiers and their Family Members are
taking advantage of the winter sports
opportunities here in Korea.
Whether out on the slopes or ice skating,
remember to stay safe by following these
•Dress in loose layers, making sure your
head and neck are covered by a hat and a
neck warmer.
•On sunny days, put sunscreen on and
wear sunglasses.
•Check your equipment thoroughly
to make sure that it fts and is in good
•Always wear a helmet and other
protective gear.
•When tobogganing or sledding, choose
a hill that is away from roads and parking
lots. Tere should be no rocks, trees, fences
or other dangers in the path. Also, move
out of the way quickly when you get to the
bottom of the hill.
•Never sled on the street or on hills that
lead directly into the street. Numerous
accidents occurred when sledders hit bumps
and curbs or collide with a car.
•Keep hands, arms, and legs inside
to avoid limb injuries when sledding or
•Sled only on packed snow, not ice and
check for snow-covered hazards such as
rocks and tree stumps.
•When skiing, never tackle a slope that
is beyond your skiing abilities. Ski marked
trails and observe ski trail signs.
•When skating, make sure the ice is
smooth and at least four-inches thick. Never
skate near open water.
•Skaters should move in the same
direction and same speed as the crowd; if you
cannot keep up with the crowd you should
move to the side or stop skating.
By keeping these tips in mind, you can
stay safe this winter, no matter how many
inches of snow falls.
To learn more about the Area III
and USAG-Humphreys Winter Safety
campaign, visit http://humphreys.korea.
JANUARY 22, 2010
A Great Vacation to the Land Down Under and Beyond
Travelogue by Thomas Bain
Editor’s note: Tis is part two of a three-
part series.
Sydney behind the next morning to travel
by plane to Uluru, also known as Ayer’s
Te pleasant 80 degree weather of Sydney
was blasted away by the 100 degree desert
air as we got of the plane.
We drove a rental car to the famous
rock formations of Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
Tese desert monoliths are the product of
thousands of years of wind erosion and are
awesome to behold. Tey stand out sharply
from the fat desert which surrounds them,
and their colors seem to change with the
time of day and aspect to the sun.
Bright orange gives way to reddish brown
as the sun sets, making it a chameleon of
Tere are numerous short walks to take
around the base of these sites; I went early
in the morning to avoid the high heat of the
mid-day. Uluru is a 20-minute drive from
the airport, while Kata Tjuta is a longer
45-minute drive through the desert.
One of the biggest surprises of the desert
was the proliferation of fies. Scores of fies
would swarm you as you walked around the
desert, making a fy net a must for keeping
them at bay. Tey did not bite, but it is
unsettling to feel them crawling over your
skin seeking moisture. It is a wonder they
survive in such a harsh environment.
Tere is a resort there that has several
hotels varying in price and quality. Do your
homework and select one that fts your taste
and needs. We selected one of the mid-grade
hotels and had a great time. Tere are also
several places to eat there and a grocery store
if you prefer to cook your own meals and get
a room with provisions for that. Tis was by
far the most expensive part of the trip.
Te fight takes three hours from Sydney,
and, as it is in the middle of the desert,
everything has to be trucked in. If you are
not afraid of the sticker shock, I recommend
this area as a great outback experience.
We left the hot dry desert behind
and traveled back to the eastern coast of
Australia. After a plane trip to Brisbane, we
rented a car and drove to Caloundra on the
Sunshine Coast. Tis area is famous for its
miles and miles of white beaches and surfng.
Te weather was fantastic and the surf low
enough for the family to wade in the waters.
Swimming was not a good option as the
riptides and jellyfsh made it hazardous.
Our primary reason for staying in
Caloundra wasn’t for the beaches, but for the
proximity to the Australia Zoo, 15-minutes
from our hotel. Tis zoo is the one that
late Steve Irwin, “Te Crocodile Hunter”
ran. It is a great place to visit and explore
as you see more of the creatures Australia
has to ofer. Tey have a great crocodile
demonstration and various reptile and bird
shows throughout the day. Tickets can be
purchased online which helps to avoid the
Next week – a visit to New Zealand.
One of the places the Bains visited during their vacation Down Under was Uluru, also known as Ayer’s Rock. —U.S. Army photo by Thomas
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: A Walk to Remember
HUMPHREYS GARRISON — About 125 Soldiers, Civilians, Family Members, Retirees and friends braved the early morning chill Jan. 18 here to walk 1.5 miles from
Independence Park to the Super Gym to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Te theme of the event, “A Day on, not a day of” refects King’s belief in
the power of service to strengthen a community and achieve common goals. According to the website, in 1994 Congress
designated the third Monday in January as the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday and a national day of service. It is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of
service. Te 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys and the United Service Organizations sponsored the event. —U.S. Army photo by Bob McElroy
JANUARY 22, 2010
Area IV Tax Centers preparing for
opening day and customer needs

By Kang, Hye-jin
USAG Daegu Public Affairs Intern
Appropriate use of designated smoking areas saves lives
safety concerns seem to be on everyone’s
radar these days, and it’s no diferent for
USAG Daegu Area IV fre ofcials who
are keeping the topic of fre safety on the
front burner.
Addressing the topic of fre safety and
smoking in the barracks, USAG Fire
Chief, Lloyd Fox said, “Back when I was
a rookie frefghter, I responded to a fre
at a barracks room. As we broke down
the door to the soldier’s room, we found
a horrible site. An MP had returned to the
barracks after a long shift, fallen asleep
with a cigarette in his hand, and caught
the bedding on fre.
Te fre took its time, smoldering at
frst, giving of small amounts of smoke
to anesthetize the soldier’s lungs so he
wouldn’t cough and wake up. Then it
quietly took his life. We found him on the
bed. He never woke up.”
Fox said that today, with a better
informed and more health conscious
public, smoking is no longer the number
one cause of fres. He added, however, that
Stressing the importance of fre safety,
Fox said that following established rules
and guidelines are among the most efective
ways to protect lives and prevent injuries
to those living next to you. “Smoking
is prohibited within 50 feet of gasoline
dispensing operations, bulk oxygen storage
facilities, areas where plastic coatings
are being applied, fammable liquid or
gas handling storage areas, and aircraft
parking areas. Also included are areas
where explosives, chemicals, fammable
or highly combustible materials are stored
or handled. Smoking within 50 feet of
the entrance of all facilities is banned.
Smoking is strictly prohibited in all Eighth
U.S. Army facilities, and warehouses. Tis
includes tents, and barracks,” he said.
Te fre chief added, “Respecting those
near you, means putting into action the
rules that have been outlined and are
needed. Individuals must monitor smoking
areas to ensure cigarette butts are disposed
of properly, and smoking materials are
discarded in noncombustible receptacles.
It’s important that we never forget that
fre doesn’t care who you are. It will take
everything from you, including your life,
and give nothing in return.”
The proper disposal of cigarette butts is a must for smokers in Daegu Area IV. Camp Henry fre
offcials said that cigarettes must be disposed of in metal butt cans, equipped with self-closing
metal lids. — U.S. Army photo by Kang, Hye-jin
By Mary Grimes
USAG Daegu Public Affairs
CAMP HENRY — It’s the date you’ve
been waiting for…or not, but it’s coming,
and Uncle Sam along with ofcials from
the Area IV Tax Centers, want you to mark
your calendar for the days leading to the
April 15th deadline for fling your taxes.
In preparation for the annual event, the
Area IV Tax Center will officially open
February 1st, with the opening ceremony
commencing at 10 a.m. in building 1685,
on Camp Henry. Tax Center Services will be
available to Active Duty military members
and their dependents; retirees and their
dependents, and Department of Defense
civilian employees and their dependents,
as well as government contractors that are
entitled to legal assistance under AR 27-3.
According to Capt. Mitchell D. Herniak,
Ofcer in Charge of the Area IV Tax Centers,
tax flers have options when it comes to where
they can go to have their taxes processed.
“Area IV will have two locations in which
taxes can be prepared. On Camp Henry,
qualifying individuals may come to Building
1685, Room 123. Te building may be most
recognizable as the Finance building. Camp
Carroll services will be available in Building
T125,” he said. Herniak added that both Tax
Centers will open Tuesday through Friday
from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Herniak said that the Area IV Tax
Centers will be preparing Federal and State
income tax returns. Legal assistance may
be provided on estate, inheritance and gift
tax matters, electronic filing of income
tax returns, and appealing tax rulings and
other fndings based on the expertise and
resources. “It’s important to keep in mind
that assistance in these areas will be limited.
Tax assistance on private business activities
is outside the scope of the legal assistance
program, with the exception for family child
care providers,” Herniak stated.
With a little bit of preparation, fling
your taxes doesn’t have to be an exhausting
or frightening experience. To help the
process along, tax ofcials ofer a few helpful
suggestions. “Individuals authorized use of
the Tax Center should bring with them
their military ID Card and Social Security
Card; copies of all W-1, 1099, and any
other tax documents they have received;
dependents’ Social Security Cards or
copies (and/or dependent ID cards); bank
account information (routing number and
checking account number) last year’s Tax
Return, if available; and any other relevant
information,” said Herniak.
To make the fling process as efcient
as possible, tax center ofcials have taken
into consideration those areas they feel
are of major concern to the customer.
Commented Herniak, “In the area of time
and or appointments individuals may
be able to just walk-in depending on the
volume for a particular day. If there is a
free time slot, we will complete taxes when
the client walks in; however, the busier
the tax season becomes, the more likely an
appointment will be needed.”
fre still poses a serious threat from careless
smokers, who improperly discard cigarette
butts, don’t follow the safety rules, and fail
to respect its ability to kill.
USAG Daegu is
on facebook!
By Phil Molter
USAG Daegu Public Affairs
U. S. Ar my
Garrison Daegu
now has its own
Facebook page,
and the entire
Ar e a I V a nd
Korean peninsula communities are
welcome to connect with us.
Te USAG Daegu Facebook page,
went live Jan. 14 and has been growing
steadily, with several hundred fans
Why become a fan of USAG Daegu?
Te Facebook page is a great way to stay
in touch with what is happening around
the Garrison. In fact, if you visit right
now, you will see a discussion about
how to spend the $250K we received for
winning the Bronze Army Communities
of Excellence (ACOE) award last year.
Tink you have a better idea? Join the
discussion and make your voice heard.
As the page grows, it will have up
to date events and happenings, notices
about special events and more. This
will also be a place where the Garrison
leadership can keep the community
informed about weather emergencies,
construction and gate closures, etc.
Don’t forget, while the Facebook
page is a great way for our community
to interact, please remember that the best
place to get an answer about garrison and
other community services is still via the
Interactive Customer Evaluation or ICE
system. You can get directly to the USAG
Daegu ICE page from the link on the right
side of the USAG Daegu Web site.
So now, what are you waiting for?
Visit the USAG Daegu Facebook page
and become a fan today!
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Park, Kyung Rock

News & Notes
Conserve Electricity
Attention: KEPCO (the Korean
electric power company) capacity
in Area IV for electric production
is near their full capacity. Please
turn off all electrical devices, lights,
portable heaters, etc. that are not
actually in use. Failure to comply
could result in brown outs, or brief
disruptions in the power supply.
Daegu, Waegwan and Busan
Off-limits List
The following establishments in
the Daegu and Busan areas are
off-limits to all USFK personnel:
Daegu Train Station “Glass
Houses;” Busan: Green Street
“Glass Houses”; Haeundae Beach
“Glass Houses;” Rock Alley “Glass
Houses”. Waegwan: None
Valentine’s Dinner
Valentine’s Dinner will be held
Feb. 12 at the Evergreen Club.
Tickets will be on sale Feb 1-10.
We provide fresh mixed vegetables
with raspberry vinaigrette, beef
wellington or chicken wellington,
French onion soup, baked potato or
rice pilaf, a medley of fresh garden
vegetables, strawberry shortcake
with whipped cream and a glass of
wine. It is $39.95 per couple and
seating for 150 patrons available.
For more information, please call

Valentine’s Weekend Getaway
Join us at the Camp Walker or
Camp Carroll Lodge this Valentine’s
weekend on Feb 12-14 and stay for
half price on a one or two nights.
Book all three nights (Fri-Sun) and
stay the third night free. It is frst-
come-frst-served. It does not apply
to anyone on offcial travel (i.e.
PCS, TDY), but leisure travel only.
Show your Lodge registration sheet
at the Evergreen Community Club
and save 10% off your meals! For
reservations, call 764-5536 or 765-
USAG Daegu
CYSS Baseball Registration
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.
Sweetheart Bowling Tournament
will be held on Walker Bowling
Center on Feb. 14, 1 p.m. There
is a frst 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!

DFAC food specialist puts his heart and soul into his work
CAMP HENRY — Whi l e s ome
soldiers may not have an appetite for early
morning push-ups, the situation may be
a bit diferent when it comes to mealtime
at the dining facility (DFAC).
For Staf Sgt. Alvin Johnson, a Food
Service Specialist assigned to USAG
Daegu, Camp Henry ensuri ng that
patrons to the company dining facility can
satisfy their cravings at least three times
a day, is a delightful challenge. Said the
New Orleans native, “Cooking is my life.
It’s something I’ve been doing for many
years, and it’s something I thoroughly
enjoy,” expressed Johnson.
Te DFAC NCO said that he fnds
great reward in providing patrons with
the kind of food service they want and
should expect. “It’s a huge challenge for
anyone who wants to be a cook or a chef
because you have to really know what
you’re doing if you expect the customers
to come back.
According to Johnson, food is not the
only thing you have to focus on when
working in a dining facility. “Take for
example, here in Korea, I have to be on top
of the communication process because we
have both Korean employees and soldiers
that work side by side with us. Terefore,
clear communication is very necessary.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s conducting
maintenance on a vehicle or participating
in sports, a lack of communication can
have a negative efect on the outcome.
Te same applies to cooking. If there is
not an understanding of procedures or the
use of ingredients, then the end result can
be a horrible dish or an unpleasant view
of the DFAC. Trust me, a soldier will let
you know if a meal is not good. However,
Staff Sgt. Alvin Johnson, Food Service Specialist , USAG Daegu Camp Henry is in his element
when he’s in the dining facility. The New Orleans, Louisiana native enjoys cooking and hopes
someday to open his own restaurant. — U.S. Army Photo by Gu, Youjin
By Gu, Youjin
USAG Daegu Public Affairs Intern
there’s nothing like hearing them tell you
that something tastes really great, “said
Preparing meals is not all that is
involved in the day of an Army food
service specialist. There are also other
requirements. One such requirement
is that of maintaining a clean work
environment. Said Johnson, “A messy
kitchen is not a pleasant thing to see. I’d
have to say that cleanliness rates as one
of the most important things in a food
preparing environment.
In addition to maintaining a clean
facility, we have to keep in mind the threat
of infuenza or some other illness that we
never want to have associated with the
food preparation business. Every Army
DFAC must operate according to a high
standard of sanitation.”
Johnson knows his way around the
DFAC, and with a tour in Kuwait under
his belt, and about 13 more years of
military service remaining, he hopes to
someday have his own restaurant. For now,
however, the soldier said he wants to spend
more time getting to know Korea. “When
I’m not preparing food, I like to get out
and enjoy the Korean culture. I also like
playing the trumpet and shooting some
hoops. Nevertheless, putting together
menus or making my favorite dish,
Cantonese ribs, is where I get the most
satisfaction,” said Johnson.
He added, “Good food is something an
empty stomach never forgets. It relieves
stress, and tension and frustration. I view
my cooking as an art. I know that the more
I put my heart and soul into preparing
food, the more people will walk away not
only with a full stomach, but with a better
appreciation for what DFAC provides.”
Enjoy winter activities with family and friends in Daegu
By Park, Hye-joo
19th ESC Public Affairs Offce Intern
DAEGU — For some, winter means
shrinking away from the cold temperatures
and sometimes ferce winds and hibernating
until the warmth returns. As for others, it
is a time to bundle up, venture outside
and enjoy winter activities with family
and friends.
For those in search of outside adventures
without traveling far from the Daegu
enclave, the Shinchun Ice Rink is nearby,
Shinchun Ice Rink, located opposite of the Debec Plaza, is open through Feb. 8 without
admission fee. The opening hours is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for weekdays and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. for
weekends. — U.S. Army Photo by Park, Hye-joo
located opposite of the Debec Plaza.
People can even walk the distance from
Camp Henry in about 15 minutes. Te rink
opened to the public Dec. 18 and thus far
more than 30,000 residents have taken the
advantage of this seasonal activity.
Shinchun Ice rink is operated free
of charge by Daegu city government in
an efort to enhance residents’ physical
strength and as a recreational space for
children. People only need to pay for skate
rental. Additionally, there are safety ofcers
at the ice rink to keep local residents safe
and convenience facilities including rest-
rooms, seats for resting and a lounge where
visitors can enjoy hot chocolates, cofee
with pastries, and a cup of noodles.
While visitors ice skate, Korean and
American pop songs blast out from the
speakers at full volume, so everyone can
enjoy ice skating to music.
For beginners, lessons are available.
Here people will learn basic ice skating
skills. Other events held at the rink
include ice skating demonstrations by
professional skaters, quiz shows and music
Te rink is open for business through
Feb. 8 and is a great alternative for those
who want to experience an outdoor winter
activity, but are unable to escape from the
urban area.
Shinchun Ice Rink
Address: Shinchun dun-ji under the lower
reaches of Daebong Bridge (Opposite the
Debec Plaza)
Price: No admission fee
(One thousand won per hour for skating
rental fee)
Tel: 053) 608-5000
Opening Hours:
Weekdays: 10 a.m. ~ 10 p.m.
Weekends: 10 a.m. ~ 11 p.m.
(Open through Feb. 8)
Conserve Electricity
Attention: KEPCO (the Korean
electric power company) capacity
in Area IV for electric production
is near their full capacity. Please
turn off all electrical devices, lights,
portable heaters, etc. that are not
actually in use. Failure to comply
could result in brown outs, or brief
disruptions in the power supply.
Daegu, Waegwan and Busan
Off-limits List
The following establishments in
the Daegu and Busan areas are
off-limits to all USFK personnel:
Daegu Train Station “Glass
Houses;” Busan: Green Street
“Glass Houses”; Haeundae Beach
“Glass Houses;” Rock Alley “Glass
Houses”. Waegwan: None
Valentine’s Dinner
Valentine’s Dinner will be held
Feb. 12 at the Evergreen Club.
Tickets will be on sale Feb 1-10.
We provide fresh mixed vegetables
with raspberry vinaigrette, beef
wellington or chicken wellington,
French onion soup, baked potato or
rice pilaf, a medley of fresh garden
vegetables, strawberry shortcake
with whipped cream and a glass of
wine. It is $39.95 per couple and
seating for 150 patrons available.
For more information, please call

Valentine’s Weekend Getaway
Join us at the Camp Walker or
Camp Carroll Lodge this Valentine’s
weekend on Feb 12-14 and stay for
half price on a one or two nights.
Book all three nights (Fri-Sun) and
stay the third night free. It is frst-
come-frst-served. It does not apply
to anyone on offcial travel (i.e.
PCS, TDY), but leisure travel only.
Show your Lodge registration sheet
at the Evergreen Community Club
and save 10% off your meals! For
reservations, call 764-5536 or 765-
USAG Daegu
CYSS Baseball Registration
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.
Sweetheart Bowling Tournament
will be held on Walker Bowling
Center on Feb. 14, 1 p.m. There
is a frst 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!

JANUARY 22, 2010
501st SBDE Commander’s Cup Bowling Tournament
By Spc. Daniel J. Wallace
501st SBDE Public Affairs
Col. Kathryn Burba and Command Sgt. Maj. Edward Johnson presents the Commanders Cup to 1sg Sgt. Michael Dent of the 498th CSSB. —
U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Daniel J. Wallace
— See BOWLING on Page 28—
CAMP CARROLL — As 12: 45
p.m. drew near, the air was thick with
anticipation at the crowded bowling alley
on Camp Carroll.
Multi-colored bowling shoes of American
Soldiers and Koreans moved across the
lane floors as the bowlers practiced for
the coming hours. Pins few into the lane
backstops as bowling balls collided into
them after speeding down the lanes.
A team in the corner cheered as one
of their teammates got a strike during his
warm up shot, while across the lane another
team gave pointers to a teammate on how
to pick up a spare.
Minutes later a voice came over the
loud speakers asking for bowlers to halt
and for everyone to come gather around.
As everyone moved toward the center
of the bowling alley Col. Kathryn A.
Burba, the brigade commander of the
501st Sustainment Brigade, spoke to
participants of the Commander’s Cup
Bowling Tournament.
Burba ended her speech by saying,
“Have a good time, have a fun time but
try to meet at least one person you didn’t
know before.”
Te 501st SBDE held its Commanders
Cup Bowling Tournament here on Jan.
15, as part of a series of Commanders
Cup events.
Te Commander’s Cup hosted several
teams from units that fall under the
501st SDBE and two teams of Military
Gold Member families. Two teams came
from the 498th Combat Sustainment
Support Battalion, two teams from the
194th Combat Sustainment Support
Battalion, one from the 501st Special
Troops Battalion, a team from the 94th
Military Police Battalion, and one team
from the 501st SBDE.
Only teams that fall under the brigade
competed for an overall team championship,
in which the winner would receive the
Commander’s Cup. All individuals were
able to compete for frst, second and third
place in highest overall average score of the
individual bowler.
Te Commander’s Cup was given to the
team with the highest average from the two
games. Te individual places prizes were
given to the bowler with the best average
from the two games.
Te 498th CSSB team led by Command
Sgt. Maj. Edward Johnson won frst place
with a team average of 155.75, the 501st
SBDE team led by Lt. Col. Allen Walker
took second place with a team average of
152.45 and the 501st STB team led by
Maj. Gregory Dorsey took third place with
a team average of 143.09.
For the individual bowlers, Si Ryang
Camps Henry, Walker
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Practice OPSEC When Using Social Media on Government Computers
By Mary Grimes
USAG Daegu Public Affairs
growing use of Facebook and Twitter
on Government computers, practicing
good Operational Security (OPSEC)
i s i ncreasi ngl y i mportant. Area IV
Information Management (IM) ofcials
want to remind users who access these
social media forums via Government
computers, that practicing good OPSEC
should be a foremost consideration when
posting information on web pages.
As a refresher, OPSEC is keeping
potential adversaries from discovering
critical information. As the name suggests,
it protects operations- planned, in progress,
and those completed. Success depends on
secrecy and surprise, so the military can
accomplish the mission faster and with less
risk. Ofcials added that our adversaries
want our information, and to obtain it,
their focus is not just on service members,
but on family members as well.
Of f i ci al s sai d t hat even t hough
information may not be secret, it can
be “critical information.” Tey said that
critical information deals with specific
facts about military intentions, capabilities,
operations or activities. If this explicit
information is obtained by an adversary,
the successful accomplishment of the
military mission, and personnel safety
could be jeopardized.
To do your part in ensuring OPSEC
is never compromised, ofcials encourage
individuals to be alert, and to be careful.
Tey said that while bits of information may
seem insignifcant, to a trained adversary,
tiny bits of the puzzle can potentially create
a larger picture of what we are doing and
planning. They further expressed that
practicing good OPSEC is vital to the
success of the mission, and therefore plays
a crucial role in protecting family and
friends, as well as what you know of the
military’s day-to-day operations.
BOWLI NG from Page 27
Kang from the MGM took frst place with
a two game average of 214. Second place
went to 1st Sgt. Michael Dudley of the
498th CSSB with an average of 206 and
Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Barnett of the 501st
SBDE took third place.
Burba who announced the awards also
said that Barnett had the highest single
game score of the day with a 238 but that
it was his second game that killed him.
Kang said, he was excited to be there,
that he enjoyed getting to bowl with the
Soldiers and he had a great time.
Yoon Sik Joo, the MGM president, said
that the Korean team had been together for
ten years, but it was their frst time bowling
with the American Army and participating
in one of their bowling tournaments.
Joo also stated that MGM had hosted
the last Commander’s Cup golf tournament
and they had a good time competing in
that as well.
Te MGM was also kind enough to
supply the participants and the spectators
of the bowling tournament with pizza and
drinks throughout the duration of the
One bowler, 1st Lt. Cecil Murfree from
the 94th MP team said it was his frst time
participating in a bowling tournament
and that his team had practiced before at
Camp Walker.
Murfree said it was nice to get the brigade
together since it is spread out, and there are
not many chances to build comradery.
In the spirit of fun during the award
portion of the bowling tournament there
was a prize also given away for the lowest
score. Te prize for the lowest score, which
went to Spc. Williams of the 501st STB,
was four free games of bowling.
“Te brigade is only as strong as the
community in which they live and we
are very grateful to be part of our bigger
community here in Korea,” said Burba in
closing while presenting the MGM family
with a commander’s gift.
As everyone began to flter out of the
bowling alley, one last announcement came
over the speaker from Burba, “Have a great
weekend, please be safe and take care of
your battle buddy.”
JANUARY 22, 2010

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