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March 26, 2010 • Volume 8, Issue 23 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea
Region News P02
USAG-Red Cloud P05
USAG-Casey P05
USAG-Yongsan P09
USAG-Humphreys P21
USAG-Daegu P25
DMZ Peace, Prosperity P02
Sights and Sounds P03
Command Perspective P04
Surfng Safely P14
Cancer Awareness P18
Korean Page P30
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Shopping In
Once, twice, three times a Champion
Daegu American School athletic teams have had an unprecedented run of success this academic year. Pictured here are the three Daegu American School, Far East Championship teams: (Top)
DAS Varsity Girls’ Basketball Lady Warriors (L-R) Chris Swenson, Asst Principal, Michelle Chandler (Coach), Leann Quizon, Desiree Johnson, Angela Robinet, Chanel O’Neal, Kristina Bergman,
Stephanie Cepria, Maleah Potts-Cash, Erin Halseth, Alexis Parker, USAG Daegu Commander, Col. Terry Hodges. Not pictured: Darryl Chandler (Coach), Jamie Cheniault, Gu-Lee Kwon (away
at JROTC Far East event) and Alexz Averette. Bottom Left: DAS Varsity Girls’ Volleyball Lady Warriors: Angela Robinet, Michelle Quizon, Kristina Bergman, Tia Rosenstein, Maleah Potts-Cash,
Erin Halseth, Alexis Parker, Chanel O’Neal, Leann Quizon, Joanna Wyche (Coach). Not pictured: Gu-Lee Kwon (away at JROTC Far East event). Bottom right: DAS Varsity and JV Cheer squads:
Angela Griego (Coach), Alyshia Griego, Anya Proctor,Gina Woods, Amber DeLosSantos, Jarett Waters, Cynthya Walker, Linn Jackson, Hana Noguchi, Cathy Robinet, Annette Sanchez. Not pictured:
Mokihana Laysa, Maylynn Padilla and Erica Connor (away at JROTC Far East event), Helen Proctor, Hannah Davis, Grace Kim and Taylor Myatt. — U.S. Army photos by Rick Cave
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The Mor ni ng Cal m
By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
When Army Staf Sgt. Anthony Fischle got orders
two years ago and learned that he was to be posted
here, he assumed he’d be pulling patrols along
the heavily fortifed border separating North
and South Korea.
But Fischle isn’t guarding against infltrators
from the north, as U.S. troops once did in
support of the South Korean military. Instead,
he’s helping thousands of workers, along with
truckloads of raw materials, cross into North
Korea each day.
The mission, under the auspices of the
United Nations Command Military Armistice
Commission, supports a sprawling industrial
complex about six miles north of the DMZ that’s
unknown to many Americans.
Te Kaesong Industrial Park opened in 2003,
part of former South Korean President Kim Dae-
jung’s “Sunshine Policy” promoting reconciliation
between the two Koreas. So far, 117 South
Korean companies have set up operations on the
2.2-square-kilometer complex – with 123 more
in the process of building additional factories as
the complex balloons to 60 square kilometers, or
more than 23 square miles.
These companies employ almost 43,000
North Korean workers who manufacture
clothing, pots and pans, and small electronic
components and process mushrooms, garlic and
chestnuts for delivery to the south. Another 1,000
South Koreans work at the factories, mostly as
Te relationship benefts North and South
Korea, explained Canadian Navy Lt. Cmdr.
Hugh Son, the U.N. Command Military
Armistice Commission’s control ofcer for the
western transportation corridor that leads to the
factory complex.
It provides a cheap labor source for South
Korean companies, which pay the North Korean
workers, through their government, $57.99 a
month in hard U.S. currency.
But the Kaesong complex has a far-larger
signifcance, said Son, a South Korean native
who emigrated to Canada with his family at age
4. It’s captured in the engraving on a giant rock
at the entrance way to the four-lane road leading
to the complex: “Tis road leads to peace and
“Tis truly is, I believe, the road that will lead
to peace and prosperity for both sides,” Son said.
“What we are seeing here is the future.”
Te Kaesong complex stands as a symbol of
promise that has managed to withstand political
tensions. The factory wheels never stopped
turning during North Korea’s nuclear and missile
tests, when it walked away from the six-party
talks, or when it ratcheted up its rhetoric over the
Key Resolve military exercise South Korea and
the United States wrapped up last week.
As newspaper headlines blared division,
operations at the Kaesong complex continued
nearly unfettered, along with the steady fow
of trafc that transits the DMZ each day to
support it.
Son’s four-man detachment, with Fischle as
its noncommissioned-ofcer-in-charge, plays
a big part in preventing political turmoil from
spilling over into the more than four-mile-long
sector leading to the Kaesong complex.
Acting on behalf of Army Gen. Walter
“Skip” Sharp, commander of United Nations
Command, U.S. Combined Forces Command
and U.S. Forces Korea, the team monitors
everything crossing through the DMZ. Tey
monitor for compliance not just with the
armistice agreement, but also with North-South
agreements governing administration of the
corridor and U.N. Security Council resolutions
banning weapons, high-tech computers and
luxury goods from being shipped into North
Te South Korean unifcation and defense
ministries and customs, immigration and
quarantine offices process transit requests,
register travelers and inspect vehicles. Son’s team
approves the manifests, giving the ofcial green
light for movements across the DMZ.
Te mission keeps them busy. Since 2004,
more than 1.4 million people and 700,000
vehicles have crossed the DMZ en route to the
Kaesong complex.
Son and his team monitor about 20 scheduled
crossings between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
each day. A feet of about 100 Hyundai buses
ferries workers to the complex every day except
Sundays and North Korean holidays. Convoys
of up to 200 vehicles carry equipment and raw
supplies to the factories; they then return south
loaded with manufactured goods.
Trafc is expected to increase during the
summer, particularly if a tour company resumes
Command supports peace, prosperity along Korean DMZ
Canadian Navy Lt. Cmdr. Hugh Son, left, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Anthony Fischle, the U.N.
Command Military Armistice Commission’s control offcer and noncommissioned-offcer- in-
charge of the western transportation corridor leading to the Kaesong Industrial Park in the Korean
demilitarized zone, pose by a rock at its entrance engraved with the promise, “This road leads
to peace and prosperity.” — DoD photo by Donna Miles
taking sightseers through the DMZ’s
western corridor to explore historical sites
in Kaesong. Tat’s expected to begin at any
time, Son said, as soon as the South Korean
government ofcially approves the plan.
Although U.S. citizens will be authorized
to take the tours, U.S. military members
won’t, he noted.
As he talks about these and other plans
involving Kaesong, Son recognizes the
unique, once-unimaginable role he and his
fellow servicemembers at the United Nations
Command Military Armistice Commission
are playing in helping to maintain stability
along the DMZ.
“I think of it as a football feld, with two
teams going at it,” Son said. “Ten, at the
one-yard line, someone sets up a hot dog
stand. Tat’s how I see this whole area. You
have this corridor, four kilometers by 250
meters, the most heavily mined border in the
world right now. But just on the other side,
we have these factories operating.”
Te detachment’s job, Son said, is to
ensure the action on the playing feld doesn’t
escalate, and that the hot dog stand – and
beyond it – can continue to operate without
As he wraps up his tour here and prepares
to re-enter civilian life, Fischle said he
recognizes the big, long-term implications
of the work he and his tiny detachment are
conducting here.
“When you see something like this, it
gives me hope that one day I will turn on
CNN and hear that North and South Korea
have come together,” he said. “Te prospect
of that makes me feel warm inside.”
MARCH 26, 2010

Jeju International Bicycle Challenge
The National Bike Association under the ‘National
Council of Sports for All’ presents the ‘2010 Jeju
International Bike Challenge’ on the sub-tropical
island of Jeju, South Korea from March 27-28. There
are a number of attractions for cyclists to enjoy
during their ride, the biggest one being the ‘Jeju
Olle,’ a walking path that weaves through farmlands,
coastal regions, and areas flled with volcanic cones.
The 2010 Jeju International Bike Challenge is the
ultimate competition, providing participants with a
chance not only to push personal limits while racing
along the course, but also to enjoy the scenic beauty
of Jeju Island.
Blooming Season of Cherry Blossoms
This year’s cherry blossoms are expected to bloom
about 5 days later than the previous year and about
4 days earlier than on average. The weather in
February and early March affects when the cherry
blossoms will bloom. This year in February there
were fewer sunny days than past years, but a higher
average temperature. March has had more than
an average amount of precipitation, but has been
similar in temperature to past years. Starting from
the most southern region of Korea (in Seogwipo on
Jeju-do) the cherry blossoms are expected to begin
blooming around March 19. The warm weather
will make its way to the Southern Provinces a few
days later, where we can expect to see the cherry
blossoms in bloom between March 26 and April
2. Central Korea will be able to enjoy the cherry
blossoms from April 3 - 12. However, Seoulites in
the central mountainous areas will be the last to see the
cherry blossoms in bloom, starting from April 12. Those
wanting to go to a place famous for Cherry Blossoms
should head to Jinhae or Seoul’s Yeoui-do, Yunjungno.
Jinhae, Korea’s major cherry blossom district which
holds an annual Cherry Blossom Festival, can expect to
see cherry blossoms around March 28th. Blossoms are
expected to make their appearance in Seoul’s Yeoui-do
area in Yunjungno at April 7th. Make sure to take your
camera if you plan to visit either of these areas while the
trees are in bloom.
Hwaseong Fortress
Built at the end of the 18th century by the brilliant King
Jeongjo to house the remains of the mad Prince Sado,
Suwon’s Hwaseong Fortress is the crown jewel of Joseon
Korea’s silhak movement, an intellectual movement within
Korean Confucianism to focus on “real world” issues,
including science and technology. Adopting in its design
and construction the latest advances in engineering
technologies and military science, including concepts
imported from overseas, the bastion—designated a
UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997—emanates a feel
that is both distinctly Korean and yet vaguely Western.
Its six kilometers of walls are studded with imposing
gates, watchtowers, sentry points, secret portals and
command pavilions, providing visitors with an endless list
of things to explore. Hwaseong Fortress forms a nearly
complete ring around Suwon’s old downtown. At one
time, the entire city was contained within it’s walls, but
urban development in the modern era has led to much of
the city spilling out beyond the gates. You can walk the
whole thing in about three hours, although you’ll probably
want to spend an entire day exploring. Suwon is quite
famous for its galbi “barbecued ribs” there are about
100 restaurants specializing in this dish throughout
Suwon. The fortress is a 20-minute walk from Suwon
Station, Subway Line 1.
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 or pick one
up at the USO. Also, very important, be sure to bring
your passport or military ID the day of the tour.
Damyang Bamboo Festival
The Damyang Bamboo Festival in Jeollanam-do
province, May 1–5, has a long history originating
from the feast that was held at the end of the
bamboo-planting season. Visitors to this festival can
sample alcohol and food made from bamboo. After
planting bamboo in the nearby hills, people held a
feast sharing food and liquors made with the leftover
bamboo. Damyang Bamboo Festival originates from
the feast. In 2010, under the banner of “Putting Hopes
in Bamboo”, a range of hands-on experience programs
are prepared for the visitors.
SI GHTS AND SOUNDS: Of f -post event s and ac t i vi t i es
The f ol l owi ng ent ri es were
excerpted from the military police
blotters. These entries may be
incomplete and do not imply guilt
or innocence.
USAG-Red Cloud: Larceny of
Government Property; Unknown
person(s), unknown means, removed
items of TA-50 belonging to Victim #1
which were secured and unattended
in the motor pool. Victim #1 rendered
a written sworn statement attesting to
the incident. There were no signs of
forced entry. Estimated Cost of Loss
is unknown. Investigation continues
by Military Police Investigators.
USAG-Yongsan: Larceny of Non
Appropriated Funds; An unknown
person, by unknown means, fueled
$39.54 worth of gasoline and drove
off without rendering proper payment
at the gas station. Witness #1
stated he observed the vehicle and
Closed Circuit Television captured
a picture of the vehicle and subject.
Witness #1 rendered a written sworn
statement attesting to the incident.
Estimated Cost of Loss is $39.45.
Investigation continues by Military
Police Investigators.
USAG-Humphreys: Traffc Accident
Wi t hout I nj ur i es; Damage t o
Government Property; Damage to
Private Property; Unsafe Backing;
Subj ect #1 whi l e operat i ng a
Government Owned Vehicle, while
backing up from a parking spot, struck
a Government Owned Vehicle, which
was legally parked and unattended.
Damages to the Government Owned
Vehicle consisted of dents, scratches,
and paint transfer to the left rear
quarter panel. Republic of Korea
Army Military Police was notified,
but declined jurisdiction due to
no Korean national involvement.
Subject #1 reported utilization of his
seatbelt. Estimated Cost of Damage
is unknown. This is a fnal report.
USAG- Humphr eys: Tr af f i c
Accident Without Injuries; Damage
to Private Property; Subject #1,
operating a POV, while backing
from a parking spot failed to judge
proper distance and struck Victim
#1’s POV. Damages to Subject #1’s
vehicle consisted of scratches and
paint transfer to the right rear side of
the vehicle. Damages to Victim #1’s
vehicle consisted of scratches and
paint transfer to the left rear fender.
Both parties reported utilization of
their seatbelts. Estimated Cost of
Damage is unknown. This is a fnal
USAG-Daegu: Unlawful Transfer
of Duty Free Merchandise; Black-
marketing of Duty Free Merchandise;
Personnel Information Management
System Korea check was conducted
on Subject # 1, resulting that Subject
# 1 committed the offense of Unlawful
Transfer of Duty Free Merchandise
and Black-marketing of Duty Free
Merchandise. Subject # 1 reported
to the PMO where Subject # 1 was
advised of their legal rights, which
Subject # 1 waived rendering a
written sworn statement in Hangul,
admitting to gifting and selling duty-
free goods to unauthorized person(s).
Subject # 1 was processed and
released on their own recognizance.
Staff Judge Advocate opined that
suffcient evidence existed to title
Subject # 1 with the offense. U.S.
Customs and Korean Customs were
notifed. This is a fnal report.
MP Bl ot t er
This year’s cherry blossoms are expected to bloom about 5 days later than last year and about 4 days earlier than average. See the feature on the
blooming season below in Sights And Sounds to see when your best chance will be to enjoy the foliage. — Photo courtesy of Dave Palmer
Source:,,, — No endorsement implied.
By Joseph P. Moore
Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys
As winter temperatures give way to warmer
and for most, more desirable weather, I’d like
to remind Soldiers, Family Members, Civilians,
Contractors and Retirees – to never give safety
a day of.
With warmer weather, many of us venture
outside and participate in a variety of activities
such as hiking, motorcycling, sports and road
trips. While outside, we’re exposed to the
elements and susceptible to injuries from
Heat injury accidents pose danger to
Soldiers and Family Members alike, and taking
a few precautions could make a Family outing
fun, not fatal. When participating in sport
activities, remember to stretch before and after
each event.
Staying hydrated by drinking water, not
alcohol or soda, seeking shelter in shade or
indoors and wearing sunscreen are just a few
measures people can take to protect themselves
while outside.
Te best defense against accidents is
prevention. I believe taking a proactive approach
to safety rather than a reactive one may prevent
unnecessary accidents.
Each year, the Army reinforces its
commitment to protecting members of the
Army Family by launching the Safe Summer
campaign that runs from May through
September. Te initiative emphasizes prevention
and vigilance during the summer season, a time
that the Army typically experiences an increase
in of-duty accidental fatalities.
Te battle-buddy concept applies of the
battlefeld as well as on; Soldiers should look
out for each other both on and of duty.
Friends need to have the courage to say
“You’ve had too much to drink tonight and you
are not driving home.”
With our military engaged in combat for
over eight years, our warriors are dying not only
on the front lines but at home too, in accidents.
Safety is an aspect of every Soldier’s duty and
the loss of even one is one too many.
In the Republic of Korea, streams, lakes,
rivers, ocean beach areas and other natural
bodies of water are of-limits to U.S. Forces
Korea Servicemembers for health and safety
reasons. However, an installation commander
may approve an area for use by Servicemembers;
be sure to check with your installation safety
ofce for approved swimming areas before
heading out.
Te USAG Humphreys Safety ofce has
an arsenal of tools, programs and initiatives
aimed at reducing accidental loss and each year
launches comprehensive fall, winter, spring and
summer safety campaigns.
Also, the Garrison Safety Umbrella covers
our Families. Te safety ofce will host its annual
Family Safety Day for Kids in May focusing on
home safety tips, fre prevention, the D.A.R.E.
Program and a Bicycle Rodeo.
Humphreys is home to the only overseas
Army Trafc Safety Training Facility. Te
facility has one motorcycle simulator and
25 driving station simulators and afords
Soldiers with little or no driving experience
an opportunity to learn and hone their skills
before getting behind the wheel of a car or
on a motorcycle. Skilled motorcyclists and
motorists can brush up on their driving skills
as well.
Safety tools are at the fnger tips of every
Soldier, Family Member, Civilian, Contractor
and Retiree in the Army. We have all been
empowered to incorporate safety as a way
of life both on and of duty. Let’s make a
diference this year – have fun, be safe and
look after each other – you are our Nation’s
most precious assets.
Col. Joseph P. Moore — U.S. Army photo
Good Neighbor host families needed
YONGSAN GARRISON — Demonstrate American hospitality by opening your
homes to young Koreans participating in the sixth Annual USFK Good Neighbor
English Camp on May 16-22, 2010. U.S. host families from the Yongsan area are
needed to house 60 tenth-grade students from Seoul, Pyeongtaek, and Taegu during
this one-week program. For more information and/or to sign up as a volunteer
host, please call the USFK Public Afairs Ofce, 723-4685/7669 or send e-mail to
[email protected]. Information and Volunteer Sign-Up Forms may also be
downloaded from the USFK website at Be a host -- it will
be an experience of a lifetime for you and your family.
MARCH 26, 2010
Don Wheeler (center), Red Cloud Garrison’s acting director of logistics, looks on while DOL employees hook up newly installed 8 inch receiving joints to 13,000
gallon railway cars March 16 to off load 39,000 gallons of JP8 fuel. The delivery is the frst ever rail car delivery of fuel to Red Cloud Garrison. — U.S. Army
photo by Jim Cunningham
By Jim Cunningham
USAG-RC Public Affairs
Garrison took delivery of 39,000 gallons of
JP8 fuel from a new railhead facility March
16 on Casey Garrison. Te new delivery
point enables Red Cloud Garrison to take
delivery from railway cars specially made for
transporting fuel oil and gasoline.
What makes this delivery special is the
new delivery pumps and receiving joints
installed for receiving fuel from railway
Until March 16 Red Cloud Garrison
received fuel oil and gasoline from tank
trucks. Before the tank trucks, the garrison
received the oil and gasoline delivered in
55-gallon drums.
“This type of fuel delivery has never
happened before now,” said Don Wheeler,
Red Cloud Garrison’s acting director of
logistics. “Before now it was always trucks
that brought the fuel oil and gasoline to
Casey Garrison’s fuel tank farm. Back in the
day it was hauled in by Korean Service Corps
members literally on their backs.”
Te fuel oil and gasoline delivery point
had to be modifed to be able to receive
delivery from railway cars.
“We had to install under-car refueling
arms and valves of a special kind to avoid
spilling the fuel during the transfer from
the cars to the tank farm,” Wheeler said.
“Te most important impact of this type of
delivery is the consistent high level of fuel
available to fghting vehicles; the fuel level in
the tank farm will stay somewhat the same
with this amount of fuel coming in on a
regular basis as opposed to trucks bringing in
tank trailers with smaller amounts of fuel.”
Staf Sgt. Brenda Claiborne supervises
the hook up of the new receiving joints and
delivery of fuel oil and gasoline.
“I am responsible for making sure the
railway cars have the correct level of fuel for
delivery before it is transferred to the tank
farm,” Claiborne said. “After recording the
level in the railway car, I will supervise the
hook up and delivery.”
We sure are making history, Wheeler
said. We would like to thank Yi, Un Man,
president of the Hyman Co. for helping to
arrange this delivery today.
“We installed the point adapters to the
railhead so fuel oil and gasoline could be
delivered by railway cars,” Yi said. “We
installed them in two day’s time. Tis is
a much faster delivery system than taking
delivery from trucks. Te rail cars can move
faster by rail than trucks moving through
trafc. Te rail cars also carry much more
fuel per car than older types of rail cars or
trucks. Our cars hold more than 13,000
gallons as opposed to 10,000 for earlier rail
cars and trucks.”
Yi continued to say this type of delivery
is safer and faster than any other type of fuel
delivery. Te new Korean rail cars for fuel
oil and gasoline delivery have larger drafting
ports and a high tech venting system, which
allows the fow of fuel to move much faster
than older systems.
“Tese new installed pumps will pump
out 13,000 gallons of fuel in less than 30
minutes,” he said.
Red Cloud Garrison gets modernized fuel delivery
Staff Sgt. Brenda Claiborne, climbs to the top of a railway tank car to measure
the level of fuel before supervising the hook up and offoading to the Casey
Garrison tank farm. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
News & Notes
Did You Know?
The Digital Conference Center will
be the new Community Activities
Center on Casey Garrison. It is now
67 percent complete and is sched-
uled to be completed May 15.
USAG-RC Now on Facebook
You can now fnd USAG-RC on
Facebook. http://www.Facebook.
com/ pages/ APO/ USAG- Red-
Ultra Fitness Challenge
Family Morale, Welfare, and Rec-
reation Sports is holding the frst
ever 2010 Warrior Country Invita-
tional Ultra Fitness Challenge for
individualas and teams on Casey
Garrison March 27 starting at 9
a.m. Teams will be for two persons.
For information call: 732-6927.
Warrior Friendship Week
Warrior Friendship Week will be
held April 5 - 9 in Schoonover
Bowl on Casey Garrison. We will
be celebrating 60 years of U.S.
Army,KATUSA and ROK Army
Red Cloud Bowling Center
Red Cloud Bowling Center will hold
a Color Pin Bowling Tournament
April 3 and 4 beginning at 1 p.m.
Sign up by 12:30 p.m. each day.
For information call: 732-6930.
Korean American Association
Free Concert and Museum Tour
The Korean American Association
will hold a Friendship Concert and
Museum Tour for American forces
personnel and their Family mem-
bers in the Yong Theater of the Na-
tional Museum of Korea April 5. For
information and reservations send
e-mail to [email protected].
Seoul Launches Help Line
for Foreigners
Seoul city government announced
it launched an exclusive telephone
counseling service for foreigners.
By dialing 120 (Seoul Call Center),
foreigners can get assistance in
English, Chinese, Japanese, Viet-
namese, or Mongolian from some
20 staff. The counseling service
covers a wide variety of issues
such as transportation, tourist at-
tractions, immigration matters, f-
nancial transactions, and cultural
performances. The service is avail-
able from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. all year
round. Calls during the off hours
are automatically directed to tour-
ist information centers. For more
extensive counseling, callers are
directed to relevant agencies, in-
cluding the e-Government for For-
eigners (1345), the Korea Tourism
Organization (1330), the Emer-
gency Medical Information Center
(1339), and the Korea Migrants’
Center (1644-0644).
Post Level Women’s
Softball Team
The Post Level Women’s Softball
Team will hold try-outs on Red
Cloud Field, Red Cloud Garrison
March 27 at 1 p.m. For information
call: 732-6276.
By Pfc. Mardicio Barrot
USAG-RC Public Affairs
Campbell, spouse of Gen. Charles C.
Campbell, the U.S. Army Forces Command
commander, came to Red Cloud Garrison
Pear Blossom Cottage March 11 to talk to
other military spouses and Family Readiness
Support Assistance leaders about issues and
improvements for military Families.
“It’s always nice to have interaction with
a senior spouse,” said Maggie Shermer,
military spouse and FRSA leader. “When we
have people that are high up in our corner, it
is a very powerful factor in having our voices
heard.” Campbell lived in Korea before
and states there are many positive changes
involving military Families.
“Things have changed drastically
since the last time I was here,” Campbell
said. “Today, there are more than 3,000
command sponsored Families and the
military is adapting more each day. Te
needs of Families are being granted, and
their voices are being heard. We are focused
on supporting Families across the Army.”
Campbell related she understands the
need to keep Soldiers in the Army and the
best way to do it is to take care of their
Families. Te needs of the Family have the
greatest efect on a Soldiers decision to stay
in the Army.
“I think things are going great regarding
the military supporting its Family Members,”
she said, “and I love seeing what I’m seeing
here.” The Family members who came
to the meeting agreed her presence was
“It’s good to have Campbell come here
and notice all the signifcant and positive
changes we have made on Red Cloud
Garrison,” said Karen Graves, military
spouse. “She sees how far we have come
and that’s a good thing for the new spouses
and Family members to know; things are
changing and improving for them.” Having
someone of importance listen to your
concerns is assuring, Graves said.
“Even if some issues can’t be fixed
immediately,” she said, “it’s great to know an
important person cares, and is interested in
changing things in the community.”
“It’s good for her to be here,” said Claudia
Figueroa, FRSA leader and military spouse.
“We know we are not alone, and we have
good people in our corner to ensure our
voices are heard.”
“To talk to spouses who have already
been through what you’re going through,
and have them guide you about how to get
through it is a wonderful experience,” said
Sandi Baldwin, military spouse. Family
Members discussed how positive things were
happening in the community and things
were changing.
“Te FRSA is growing and becoming
stronger, and it’s truly making a diference
in our community,” Figueroa said.
“Spousal groups are defnitely growing
and expanding,” said Maggie Shermer,
FRSA leader and military spouse. “We are
keeping our groups very close knit, and
when we see new Families and spouses, we
welcome them with open arms.” Tere is a
lot of support and information this group
provides, and that, in itself, is a positive
change for new Families, Figueroa said.
“Korea is a place where you can really
stabilize your Family,” Campbell said. “After
deployments, Families want to be with their
Soldiers, and that’s a big plus especially if
you have children. I feel we all shouldn’t tire
in doing good things. It doesn’t matter if you
are in Fort Gordon, Ga., Fort Hood, Texas.,
or wherever, the Army is not about machines
and tanks, it’s about people, and in the end
I think Families and friends are the strength
of the Army,” she said. “Whether it is more
than 3,000 command sponsorships in Korea
or the major growth in Family groups, Korea
is changing in a positive way and Families
are noticing the change.”
Campbell visits Red Cloud PBC
Dianne Campbell (third from left), spouse of Gen. Charles C. Campbell, the U.S. Army Forces Command commander,
came to Red Cloud Garrison Pear Blossom Cottage March 11 to talk to other military spouses and Family Readiness
Support Assistance leaders about improvements for military Families. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Mardicio Barrot
By Jim Cunningham
USAG-RC Public Affairs
survey of Red Cloud Garrison’s workforce
conducted Jan. 28 through Feb. 10 indicates
the command is more successful this year
compared to last year’s survey in most all
areas. Te only exception is the workforce
still does not have a good understanding of
the garrison’s Strategic Plan and planning
Other key fndings shows the command
climate section of the results indicate a
significant improvement, with positive
response touching near 92 percent, showing
a rise of 9 percent. Te survey also reveals
the most efective means to deliver Strategic
Communications is face-to-face or e-mail.
Results also indicated the workforce favors
using the chain of command for feedback.
Out of 29 questions, 10 returned
positive responses less than 90 percent.
Questions asking if management recognizes
excellence in customer service or has a high
level of customer satisfaction returned
results of 84 percent and 89 percent. Te
lowest positive returns were for questions
asking if the Garrison Strategic Plan guides
individual work eforts and if the respective
directorates link their action plans to the
Strategic Plan. Individual use returned 72
percent positive and directorates returned
77 percent positive.
When the workforce was asked how
they rate their experience with diferent
directorates, all gathered a rating of good
among a feld of choices ranging excellent,
good, fair, and poor. Te next largest ratings
were in the excellent category. Te survey
shows a large margin of improvement and
the garrison will continue to leverage town
hall meetings to present relevant information
to the community and workforce and to
receive customer feedback. Te survey will
continue to be delivered on the internet and
by hardcopy. Results were gleaned from 658
When comparing this most recent survey
with surveys from the past two years, a
signifcant positive change can be found
regarding several key questions. Te survey
in 2008 found the workforce wanted more
feedback regarding their need for town
hall meetings. Tese meetings are now a
quarterly reality rendering positive results.
To view the entire survey results, visit the
Red Cloud homepage at http://redcloud. at the Civilian Employment
Satisfaction Survey Results link.
Red Cloud conducts workforce survey
MARCH 26, 2010
By Pvt. Jamal Walker
USAG-RC Public Affairs
CAMP MOBILE — Te Army Career
Alumni Program held a class for all service
members and Civilians interested in applying
for a federal job March 12 in the Camp
Mobile ACAP building.
The objective of the two hour class
was to understand the Civilian Personnel
Online system for the Department of the
Army. Instructions included fnding and
understanding vacancy announcements,
who may apply and veterans’ preferences,
researching job classifcations, understanding
and using the Resume Builder in Resumix,
which includes Answer and the Self
Nomination process.
Shawna Tarver, ACAP contractor
installation manager who led the class,
explained in detail about the diferences in
the hiring processes for Civilian and federal
jobs. Tarver explained the resumes applicants
submit for Civilian jobs are written to get
an interview. Federal jobs applicants must
write their resumes to ft the actual position.
Another example Tarver provided was
resumes for Civilian jobs are short and are
read by the manager but resumes for federal
jobs are long, detailed, and job specifc. Te
resumes for federal jobs rely on key words
because they are read by a computer and
scored to see where the applicant would ft
for the job.
“Te best thing I learned from this class
today was printing of the job description,
reading it, and taking your experiences in
reference to it,” said 1st Sgt. Tomas Ricks,
629th Medical Company Area Support frst
sergeant. “Highlighting the keywords the
computer is looking for, and writing them
into the resume will help, because when you
submit it through Resumix the computer
will identify those key words and rate you
“Te computer looks for keywords in
your resume and will score you and place
you accordingly.”
Warriors learn how to apply for a federal job
Shawna Tarver, ACAP contractor installation manager who led the class, holds up an example of
a federal resume explaining in detail about the differences in the hiring processes for Civilian and
federal jobs. Tarver explained the resumes applicants submit for Civilian jobs are written to get an
interview. Federal jobs applicants must write their resumes to ft the actual position. — U.S. Army
photo by Pvt. Jamal Walker
By Pfc. Mardicio Barrot
USAG-RC Public Affairs
spouses seeking easier ways to raise children
gathered in Red Cloud Garrison Pear
Blossom Cottage March 16 to hear a briefng
given by the Child and Youth Behavioral
Military and Family Life consultant. Te
PBC hosts these meetings on the third
Tuesday of every month.
During classes, spouses bring up a wide
range of topics. Tey discuss everything
from how to feed and nurture infants to
how the Families and children adapt to their
Soldier being deployed.
Te big topic of the day was just that;
some Families become frustrated when their
Soldier deploys. Te Families explained it
can be frustrating because not only do they
feel alone when raising their child, Soldiers
can miss important growing times in their
child’s life. Te class provided tips about how
to cope with deployments.
Families feel the class is important
because it gives spouses the opportunity
to talk to one another about subjects that
only another mother would know how to
“I feel thankful for this class because we
learn how to deal with military life,” said
Hercy Oros, military spouse and member
of the class. “Te class helps us get rid of
household problems, and I think I am truly
learning a lot.
“This class helps me understand my
children better. We think our children
aren’t afected by things sometimes, because
they are little, but our children are just as
infuenced by the military as we are as a
grown up.
“Our children may not know how the
military works, but they do understand their
mother or father may be gone for months at
a time and it afects them. Tey know they
have to move a lot, and that drives children
crazy because they lose touch with friends.
“Te class gives you the opportunity to
hear how other mothers and Families deal
with these situations. Tis is good because
they can give you sound advice about how
to deal with issues and provide a listening
ear, which gives one the idea you are not
alone. “Sometimes military life can be
difcult for Families. To sum it up, this class
is important because they teach you things
to make life easier while living in a military
Spouses learn new and easier
ways to raise military children
Nicole Darak, member of Pear Blossom Cottage, playfully smiles with her daughter during a
parenting meeting March 16. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Mardicio Barrot
Capt. Matt Dark, Nicole Darak Madilynne Darak , 7 1/2 months old, listen to Davidia Stokes, early
childhood special educator, as she evaluates young Madilynne for learning disabilities March 18 in
the Red Cloud Garrison Pear Blossom Cottage. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jin Choi
By Pvt. Jin Choi
USAG-RC Public Affairs
spouses gathered in the Red Cloud Garrison
Pear Blossom Cottage March 18 with
their children aged from birth to 3 years
for a one-on-one briefng from Davidia
Stokes, early childhood special educator
from Educational and Developmental
Intervention Services.
Stokes was on a Child Find mission
and performed developmental screenings
to determine if the children were meeting
their developmental milestones and
developmental evaluations to fnd out if
the children had delays in development or
if they are eligible for early intervention
services from EDIS.
“The Army EDIS provi des earl y
intervention services to military and Civilian
families in the Department of Defense who
have a child less than 3 years of age who
has a diagnosed developmental delay, or a
medical condition that places the child at
high risk for developmental delay,” Stokes
said. “Children who live on a military
installation in the United States with a DoD
elementary and/or secondary school, or live
in an overseas area with the DoD sponsor
on a command sponsored tour are eligible
for this service.”
Stokes also screened children for an
Individualized Family Service Plan.
“This plan is for eligible children to
identify what you want to work on with
the support of an early intervention team,”
Stokes said. “Our early intervention services
are to support you with reaching the IFSP
goals you have for your child and Family.”
Stokes went on to say there also is
assistance to help parents and their children
move on to another program as they turn 3
years of age, or to help them access services
at a follow-on duty station.
Military parents participate in Child Find
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Family Covenant’s commitment to provide a strong,
supportive environment where Soldiers and
Families can thrive.
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MARCH 26, 2010
Meaning of Kimchi Pot Gate revealed
By Pfc. Kim Hyung-joon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
is not always grandiose. History is a
trace that our parents and ancestors
have gone through. Terefore, listening
adults talking sometimes gives us more
valuable life lessons than reading history
textbooks. On Jan. 22, I found myself
in such a situation when I visited Sin
Young-keun. She has been selling
Korean traditional pottery for 52 years,
43 of those years at Gate 3, also called
the ‘Kimchi Pot Gate.’
Conventional markets are in every
town and pottery shops are in every
conventional market of Korea, but
seeing dozens of kimchi pots lining
the perimeter wall of a U.S. military
installation is quite unique. Not to
mention the interesting owner.
75 year old Sin was born in 1936
at Icheon, Kangwondo. She started
her business selling pottery with her
husband Han Suk-tae. Han was a
Korean Augmentation to United States
Army Soldier back in the Korean War.
Once the Korean War was over, Han
and Sin began selling a variety of
vegetables before selling pottery.
“One day we bought a wagon of
vegetables from Guri, 15 kilometers
away from Seoul, and Han, my
husband, lost a pair of shoes on the
way so I had to lend him mine instead.
We were traveling on a gravel road and
that killed my feet. We couldn’t eat for
three days and my feet kept bleeding. I
wept with emotion.”
After a tough year of selling vegetables,
some potters recommended that Han
and Sin sell their ceramic goods. Tat
was how Sin began to sell the iconic
kimchi pots. Sin was only 23 years
10 years of selling pottery brought
Sin her own shop. One day she carried
a small kimchi pot flled with 10 won,
100 won, and 500 won coins on her
head and visited Yongsan Tax Ofce to
pay her property bill. Sin said that the
ofce did not want to take her payment
in thousands of coins. She was told to
pay a bill by check. She went of to the
Bank of Korea, where she thought it was
the only existing bank in peninsula, but
they rejected her.
“I fnally got to a local housing bank
and was able to pay the bill. It was just
embarrassing.” Sin laughed out loud.
Sin’s only property was a plot of land,
but she did not have the money to
buy a proper house. She had to build
a house made of bricks and planks.
However, wrecking crews descended
on her house to demolish it because
they considered it an illegal shanty
house. Her house, located at the foot
of Namsan Mountain, was symbolic of
Seoul’s character, she said.
Sin thought of a strategy after her
house had been demolished several
more times over four years.
“My kids and I began digging in the
ground and foored a room with fat
stones over Chuseok Holiday because
wrecking crews never came during the
holidays,” Sin said. “We put the thick
board on the top and camoufaged with
dirt. We had no electricity, no water.
My children almost died of carbon
monoxide poisoning because we had
no idea how to make a ventilation
Sin felt more grief in her life after the
loss of her husband, Han Suk-tae, in
1982. But, She opened her store, rain
or shine. She delivered goods without
complaining, no matter how far the
destination was. Sin said she always
adhered to sell the best quality of
pottery while other shops were selling
low grade products.
Ten, Sin then started piling up kimchi
pots along the wall of Yongsan Garrison
in order to draw attention.
“I really do appreciate Yongsan
Garrison not mentioning the removal
of the kimchi pots – not even once,”
Sin said. “I think they were curious and
happy about the fact that I decorated
garrison’s wall. I am still deeply thank
In 1988, Sin built a Western-style
house, ending the life of residing under
the dark ground. Pottery sales were
lucrative business during 1988 Seoul
Olympics. Sin’s shop earned well.
After so many years of adversity, Sin
said she had some advice for young
people. “Have you seen white pebbles?”
Sin asked. “I collect solid white pebbles.
They are strong and steady, never
broken. I’ve always marveled at those
robust white pebbles. When the young
are discouraged of feeling hopeless, I
urge them to be strong and resilient,
like the white pebble. Small, but strong
and indestructible. Gleaming, keeping
their color.”
With 10 years as a merchant and 43
years as a wholesale ceramics dealer, Sin
has been in the kimchi pot trade for
more 53 years and counting. Her trade
has come not only to defne her, but a
part of Garrison Yongsan’s vocabulary,
too, when referencing Gate 3.
Perhaps more important than her great
collection of kimchi pots adorning part
of our Garrison’s wall, Sin’s greatest
accomplishment is being part of the
hardworking movement that brought
Korea out of the ashes of the Korean
War and into modern civilization at
breakneck speed.
As we ended our conversation about
the “Kimchi Pot Gate,” I couldn’t help
bowing in respect for her work ethic and
her devotion to Korean ceramics, an art
full of history and meaning.
Sin Young-keun, who has been selling Korean traditional pottery outside Kimchi Pot Gate, is a living testament to Korea’s recent history. — U.S.
Army photos by Pfc. Kim Hyung-joon
New s & Not es
For a complete list of community
information news and notes, visit the
USAG-Yongsan offcial web site at
Protect Your Teen from Rx Drug Abuse
According to an annual survey by the
Partnership for a Drug Free America,
one in five teens has abused prescription
medication, and one in ten has abused
over-the-counter cough medication.
Surprised? Want to learn how to protect
your child from abuse? Need advice about
a teen who may already be abusing meds?
Call the Adolescent Substance Abuse
Counseling Services for confidential advice
at 738-4579.
Passover Seder
Annual Passover Seder for Jewish military
servicemembers, family and friends is on March
29, 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. at Religious Retreat
Center. For information, call 010-5226-2442.
Tobacco Cessation Classes
Do you want to quit smoking? We are here to
help with ongoing smoking cessation classes
every Tuesday at 1300 at the TMC. The classes
will start on March 18, 2010 and end on Feb. 8,
2011. For more information, call 736-6693. For
information, call 736-6693.
Yongsan Faithlift 2010
Faithlift 2010 is an interdenominational women’s
weekend. Conference registration starts on March
26, 3 p.m. at South Post Chapel. Dinner starts
at 5 p.m. Conference continues on Saturday
morning with breakfast at 8 a.m. and ends with
dinner Saturday night. For more information or to
register, e-mail: [email protected].
Family Game Night
Please join us for ACS Family Game Night
featuring game and activity stations, including a
Toddler Zone, for kids and parents to participate
in together. Food provided. Free game to the first
100 participating families! The event is on March
26, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Collier Field House Gym.
For information, call 738-7505.
Scholarships Available
Visit and click
on the 2010 Scholarships button on in the
right column for the latest news about area
scholarships. Application packet for 2010-2011
academic year are also available for download at Scholarships will be granted
for high school seniors graduating in June 2010,
with an accumulaive GPAof at least 2.5, a valid
ID card holder, US citizen and child of USFK
military, US embassy or DOD civilian and from
any US military base.
Yongsan Health Clinic Relocated
Since Jan. 22 Yongsan Health Clinic
(Troop Medical Clinic) has relocated from
the Brian D. Allgood Army Community
Hospital/121 CSH to the newly renovated
Bldg. 1663, (near Navy Club). Hours of
operation have not changed. Call DSN
737-CARE 6-7 a.m. for same day appt/sick
call. Hours of operation M-F 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
For information, call 010-8515-1025.
Community Connection
Are you new in Korea? Do you have
questions? Come to the Dragon Hill Lodge
Market Square every Wednesday and
get the answers to your questions. The
ACS Outreach Coordinator will greet you
and provide you the information that you
need to make your transition and stay in
Korea easier. The next event is on March
24, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Dragon Hill
Lodge. For information, call 738-7123.
Yongsan t hrows par t y for exerci se guest s
By Pf c. Choe Yong-j oon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
200 Soldiers temporarily stationed at
Yongsan Garrison got a moment of respite
after a full week of the Key Resolve/Foal
Eagle exercise with a mouth-watering
barbeque party accompanied with a high-
volume rock band performance March 13
at Camp Coiner.
“After six or seven consecutive exercise
days, it really brings some relaxation to
Soldiers temporarily stationed at Yongsan Garrison enjoy a moment of respite after a full week of the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle exercise with a mouth-watering
barbeque party accompanied by a high-volume rock band performance March 13 at Camp Coiner. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choe Yong-joon
You’re hired! Spouses fnd jobs at CYSS
By Jane Lee
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
a dozen military spouses are now working
for U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Child,
Youth and School Services, thanks to the
much anticipated and very popular job fair
Jan. 19.
Te CYS Services Job Fair streamlined the
New employees (from left to right) Catherine Hildreth, Sara Choi, Monique Prigmore and Fe’la Row stand
with CYSS coordinator Claudette Mohn March 25. — U.S. Army photo by U.S. Army photo by
Pfc. Choe Yong-joon
hiring process for motivated and qualifed
applicants, cutting down the wait time for
submitting a resume, interviewing, and
receiving a job ofer from over two months to
less than two weeks, said CYSS managers.
“Te Civilian Personnel Advisory Center
allowed us to accept applications on the
spot,” said CYS Services coordinator
Claudette Mohn. “It took coordination and
collaboration with occupational health and
Army Community Services helped ensure
that applicants were able to complete the
application process.”
Te majority of the 14 new hires flled
vacancies at the Child Development Center.
Nicole Robinson started working as a full-
time pre-kindergarten teacher on Jan. 28.
Te 17-year veteran of CYS Services said
the college tuition assistance ofered as part
of her job, was just the icing on the cake. “I
was going to work here anyway. I want to
go into social services with children. Here,
I could go to school and the military would
help a little bit with it.”
As a newly employed spouse, Robinson had
some words of advice for job seekers.
“Use all your resources. Use ACS, use the
CPAC ofce, but always hand-carry your
whole, entire packet into the ofce. It’s better
for people to see you than online. When you
come, don’t come empty-handed.”
Because of the new hires, CYS Services was
able to fully staf “Kids on Site” with three
new hires at Outreach Services. Once the
appropriate space is found at Collier Field
House, parents can exercise while taking
advantage of childcare.
“We hope to accommodate up to about
22 diferent children during the time frame
while the families can actually go to Collier
and work out. Monday, Wednesday, Friday,
roughly between 8 a.m. and noon,” said
For addi ti onal i nformati on, cal l
us,” said USAG-Yongsan Command Sgt.
Maj. Ralph Rusch, enjoying the party
with other soldiers. “It’s more like quality
of life stuff – listening music and eating
some hamburgers rather than going out
and getting drunk.”
The party, supported by Family and
Morale, Welfare and Recreation, United
Ser vi ce Or gani zat i ons and Bet t er
Opportunities for Single Servicemebers,
began with a performance by Korean rock
band MOTU, singing both American
and Korean pop songs back and forth to
create a jovial cultural exchange.
“I came from Bakersfield, California.
I have really liked this Korean culture
and barbeque party, which is my first
such experience here. I really have a
sense of having fun learning a different
culture,” said Army Network Enterprise
Technol ogy Command/ 9t h Si gnal
Command Sgt. Gurpreet Bhullar.
In a backyard-like setting, a large
barbeque grill was stationed to provide
–See PARTY, Page 12–
MARCH 26, 2010
Yongsan participates in the Seoul International Marthon
“Many from Yongsan participated in this group for the Seoul International Marathon (also known as Donga
Marathon). We met a bunch folks from the Osan AB as well. Next major race is Adidas Marathon on April 25th”
— Courtesy photo by Jae Kim
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Samantha Wudel
Facebook Fan
I don’t think it is reasonable to ban smoking from the
entire instillation, however it is reasonable to enforce
rules against smoking within 50 feet of public facilities.
I also think it should be banned in all bars, restaurants
and clubs.
Vicki Eden
Facebook Fan
I think it should be strictly enforced, and confined to an
area. No one wants to walk through smoke that is sup-
posed to be 50 feet from the building, but usually ends
up being 10 to 20 feet. I hate walking through it so that
my babies smell it on me and breathe it in.
By Sgt. Hwang Joon-hyun
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
To smoke or
not t o smoke?
Do you agree or disagree that smoking should be banned on all
military or U.S. government installations? Why? USAG-Yongsan
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Kiwanis Monroe
Facebook Fan
I agree with the ban because the housing quarters on
post are so amall you can smell when your neighbors
smoke and I dont like inhaling it because I dont smoke
and dont think my unborn child or other children should
smell it. If you want to smoke, go outside to one of the
designated smoke areas.
YONGSAN GARRISON — U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall and Command Sgt.
Maj. Ralph Rusch visited a kindergarten class at Seoul American Elementary School to read a book and
share the theme of Read Across America with kids March 16.
“Since this month is Read Across America for the schools, I asked them to be our guest readers and
they were willing to come for our kindergarten class to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across
America,” said a teacher of the kindergarten class Janice Cottingham.
Hall began reading a book named “A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon, chosen by the majority
of kids, gathering near to listen every line of his resonating voice.
After reading an entire book, Hall asked kids of what they learned from the reading. They voluntarily
replied back they fgured out the value of truth while being motivated to read more books with an inspiration
from a Read Across America event.
— U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Choe Yong-joon
Leaders encourage Yongsan readers
Michele Maestaz
Facebook Fan
Though I don’t think it should be banned, housing can
and should be set up so that smokers aren’t next to non-
smokers. The rights of smokers shouldn’t infringe on
the rights of non-smokers. Enforcing the 50 foot smoke
free zone around doors needs to be a priority. Instead
of fines, community service of policing cigarette butts
would be great, they are everywhere on this base.
real-time cooked sausages and hamburgers
as well as hot cocoa to warm up the
festivity. Additionally, raffle tickets were
drawn after each band performance with
door prizes including Rock Band for
Xbox and a used Hyundai Accent car.
“I was actually born in here, but this
is my first time living here,” said 618th
Dental Company Spc. Brandon Rusch,
who received a backpack as a door prize.
“It’s truly an experience of going out -
talking to Koreans, tasting different foods
and going to Seoul Tower and a Karaoke
bar, instead of eating American fast food
out there.”
The USO-Korea programs manager
John Baase stated the purpose and
meaning of the barbeque party was to
cater to newcomers. “The USO, FMWR
and BOSS are all holding this event to
support the U.S. military that travel
to Korea for the joint exercise between
Republic of Korea and the United States
Forces Korea.”
He added that during every exercise,
they put on some kind of events to show
military members coming here to Korea
that this is their home too.
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Special dogs for special Family Members
By Tammy Melvin
Special to the Morning Calm Weekly
military families who have loved ones with
special needs can be tough, and the Exceptional
Family Member Program serves these families
in several ways.
Most of us are aware that EFMP provides
assistance to soldiers with Family Members
who have special medical or educational needs
before, during and after a Permanent Change
of Station move by providing community
support services, support groups, respite care
and relocation assistance.
Vanessa Mitchell, Exceptional Family
Member Program Manager for U.S. Army
Garrison Yongsan wants to inform the
community that there are Family Members on
Yongsan with specials needs that require service
dogs. While shopping in the commissary, the
PX, or visiting other post facilities, patrons
may wonder why a dog is inside the building,
but remember; the dog is there to assist the
individual with their special need.
“For many years, these dogs have been
used to assist blind and deaf people and
currently dogs are trained to assist a variety
of special medical needs.” Mitchell states.
“Tese dogs are used to assist individuals with
special medical conditions such as Autism,
Seizure disorders, psychiatric disorders and
other medical conditions. A service dog can
perform many tasks, depending on the person’s
disability. A guide dog is the eyes for its blind
handler, taking the handler around obstacles.
A hearing dog alerts the handler to sounds,
a Seizure Alert/Response dog responds when
the handler has a seizure and a Mobility Assist
Dog is the arms and legs for a disabled person.
A psychiatric service dog keeps a person with
a psychiatric disorder calm and able to go out
in public.”
Te guidelines in the Federal Regulation for
the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
defne a service animal as “any guide dog, signal
dog, or other animal individually trained to do
work or perform tasks for the beneft of an
individual with a disability, including, but not
Rules around Service Dogs
Speak to the person frst. •
Do not distract the dog. •
Do not touch the service •
dog without asking for, and
receiving, permission.
Do not ofer food to the service •
dog or try to lure the dog.
Do not ask personal questions •
about the handler’s disability, or
otherwise intrude on his or her
Don’t be ofended if the handler •
does not wish to chat about the
service dog.
Assist if necessary the person with the
dog if other people complain about the
dog being present.
Explain that the dog is medically
required and that federal law protects the
right of the person to be accompanied by
the service dog in public places.
For any questions or information
about service dogs on Yongsan, contact
Mrs. Vanessa L Mitchell, Exceptional
Family Member Program Manager at
For the ACS Information and Referral
desk call 738-7505.
limited to, guiding individuals with impaired
vision, alerting individuals with impaired
hearing to intruders or sounds, providing
minimal protection or rescue work, pulling a
wheelchair or fetching dropped items.” Service
dogs can be identifed by their special medical
collar. Te medical emblem is afxed to their
collar indicating their medical purposes.
Mitchell emphasizes, “Service dogs are
working animals and are not to be petted.
Tey are to assist the individual with the
special condition and petting is a distraction.
Te health and safety of their owner depends
on the dog’s ability to focus and resist
How to surf and download more safely
By 1st Signal Brigade
Special to the Morning Calm Weekly
defense against spyware and other unwanted
software is not to download it in the frst
place. Here are a few helpful tips that can
protect you from downloading software
you don’t want.
Only download programs from Web sites
you trust. If you’re not sure whether to trust
a program you are considering downloading,
enter the name of the program into your
favorite search engine to see if anyone else
has reported that it contains spyware.
Read all security warnings, license
agreements, and privacy statements
associated with any software you download.
Never click “Agree” or “OK” to close a
window. Instead, click the red “x” in the
corner of the window or press Alt key with
the F4 key on your keyboard to close a
Be wary of popular “free” music and
movie fle-sharing programs, and be sure
you understand all of the software packaged
with those programs. Stay away from Adult
and internet gaming sites. Tese sites are
packed full of spybots, spyware and other
hidden adjuncts to secretly load on your
Keep in mind that the program writers
of these sites have no concerns about those
visiting their web sites. Hidden codes
are rampant on these sites to put “timed-
triggered” pop-ups on your computer.
If you’ve had issues with your current
browser at home try Firefox at http://www.

Next week: Part 2 of Safe Surfng.
Satellite outages from the Spring Equinox
YONGSAN GARRISON — Subscribers to FMWR CATV (Cable TV) will
experience periodic outages of services during the month of March ranging from
5-20 minutes in duration on select channels throughout the day. Tese outages
are caused by a semi-annual alignment of the sun directly behind the satellite in
relation to the earth station and afect all satellite-based communications. At no
time should subscribers experience a total loss of all FMWR CATV service. For
additional information, please call DSN 738-CATV (2288).
Volunteer of the Year nominations
YONGSAN GARRISON — Do you know an outstanding volunteer who deserves
to be recognized? Now is the time to recognize those who have shown outstanding
dedication, time, and commitment to USAG Yongsan. Look for nomination forms
on the website and forms can also be picked up at ACS
USO and United Through Reading
ARLINGTON, Va. — Since 2006, the USO and United Trough Reading’s
Military Program have helped deployed service members stay connected with family
members nearly 100,000 times via a unique partnership ofered in more than
60 USO centers overseas and in airports, community locations, and on military
medical facilities. In the frst year of the partnership, more than 4,200 recordings
took place at USO locations. Te total number of recordings grew to more than
20,000 in 2008, more than 57,000 in 2009 and is expected to reach 100,000 in a
few months. Te program is growing so quickly that the USO expects to record
100,000 stories in 2010 alone.
“Te partnership between the USO and United Trough Reading gives troops a
special way to connect with loved ones who are thousands of miles away, bringing
some normalcy to military families,” said Sloan Gibson, USO president. “We’re
excited to reach the 100,000th recording and will continue to bring military families
together, regardless of the number of miles that separate them.”
United Trough Reading ofers families a chance to see their loved one’s face and
listen to his or her voice. Once the troop is recorded reading a personally selected
book, the book, DVD and instructions are mailed to the child and family. Te
parent at home is encouraged to photograph the child watching the DVD and
following along with the book. Tis keepsake is sent back to the deployed service
member, boosting morale and promoting a full circle of communication.
United Trough Reading is available at all fve USO centers in Korea: Casey
Garrison, Camp Kim, Humphreys Garrison, Osan AB, and Camp Walker. If units
desire, with proper coordination the USO can take this program on the road and
bring it to them at other locations, as well.
Bases get new names in realignment
By Lisa Daniel
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON — Some mi l i tar y
installations are consolidating and getting new
names as joint basing becomes a reality.
Te 2005 Base Realignment and Closure
Commission’s directive to consolidate 26
stateside military installations into 12 joint
bases has brought names such as Lewis-
McChord, Langley-Eustis, and even the
trilateral McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst into the
lexicon of military installations.
Settling on new names was but a fraction
of considerations undertaken in the four-
year joint-basing process, which produced
12 agreements that range from 600 to 1,000
pages and cover everything from billeting to
signage to services, said Air Force Col. Michael
“Mickey” Addison, the Defense Department’s
deputy director of joint basing.
While each joint base has its own unique
challenges and experiences, Addison said, the
process created much-needed uniformity in
directing 49 like functions for each base.
“The Department of Defense now has
common output level standards,” he said. “Not
having those standards was largely why we had
difculty doing this in the past.”
Without common standards, Addison said,
some services would, for example, measure
unaccompanied housing by the number of
beds, while others would measure space.
“One of the benefts of joint basing is in
learning how to talk to each other,” he said.
“We all had diferent languages. If you say
‘emergency response’ to a soldier, sailor, airman
or Marine, you may get four diferent ideas of
what that means.”
Joint basing isn’t new, Addison pointed
out. Te military has used it for years in Iraq,
Afghanistan and Bosnia. Still, he said, the
concept met with some resistance stateside.
“We know how to fght jointly,” Addison
said. “We’ve gotten really good at that in the
past 10 or 20 years. What we aren’t as good at
yet is living together back in the [continental
United States].”
As commander of Joint Base Lewis-
McChord, Wash., Army Col. Tommy Brittain
is motivated by his experiences with successful
joint basing overseas as he works to meet the
BRAC deadline to become fully operational by
October. Te start of joint basing, he said, can
be traced back to the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols
Department of Defense Reorganization Act.
“We’ve been training and fghting together
ever since,” he said. “So, it was a natural
progression to come to this conclusion at
these certain locations to take care of mission
commanders, warfghters and their families.
“I’m very proud to be a member of this
team and leading this team in this direction,”
he added. “Honestly, I believe this is going to
be historical.”
Brittain called the transition “a very complex
process” that succeeds through teamwork at
every level, outreach to stakeholders and “100
percent transparency in what we’re doing.”
Li ke a ci ty manager overseei ng an
annexation, Brittain had to study how the
support functions of Fort Lewis and McChord
Air Force Base would merge, where they would
collocate, how jobs would change, and much
“What was managed as two separate cities
now is managed as one city,” he said. “We have
maintained our appropriate storefronts at the
right location for where all those customers
live, work and train.”
Brittain said his job was made easier by
the appointment of Air Force Col. Jerry
K. “Kenny” Weldon II as the deputy base
commander at Lewis-McChord. Weldon
served in the Pentagon’s installations and
environment ofce and was well-versed in joint
basing before going to Lewis-McChord.
“Tere is great teamwork and leadership
ofered by Kenny Weldon and [the Air Force’s
62nd Airlift Wing commander], Col. Kevin
Kilb, and so I have tried to continue to move
forward with the teamwork approach to solve
any problems that arise,” Brittain said.
While the nature of the base merger forces
compromises, Weldon said, teamwork grew
out of the realization that joint standards for
services and dual oversight of services would
create a better installation.
“There is a clear recognition in today’s
environment that you’ve got to have strong
support to take care of warfighters and
their families,” he said. “It’s a goal at every
installation, but this is a concerted efort to try
to put a defnition to what that means.”
Te BRAC commission created the joint
bases to bring efciencies, common practices
and cost savings to bases that were duplicating
eforts, even while most shared a fence line,
Addison said. One of the biggest challenges
has been to assuage fears that joint basing strips
services of their culture and heritage, he said.
“That’s the hardest thing for our base
commanders to do is to assure people that
nothing will be lost, then build a joint culture
that preserves the cultures and what is special
about each,” Addison said.
Brittain said he has tried to do just that as
he reaches out to soldiers and airmen. “We’re
getting out the message that this does not
change our service culture, this does not change
our service history, and this does not change
our service mission,” he said.
Such outreach, he said, is part of the process
in moving the installation toward being fully
operational as a joint base by October.
“We’re going 24 hours a day to make sure
things happen,” Brittain said. “Tere is a great
team beneath us that wear both a blue uniform
and a green uniform, and they’re moving the
ball toward the goal.”
Seven bases received new names in
Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force •
Base became Joint Base Lewis-
McChord, led by the Army;
The Navy’s Anacostia Annex and •
Bolling Air Force Base here became
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, led by
the Navy;
Naval Station Pearl Harbor and •
Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii,
became Joint Base Pearl Harbor-
Hickam, led by the Navy;
Charleston Air Force Base and Naval •
Weapons Station Charleston, S.C.,
became Joint Base Charleston, led by
the Air Force;
Elmendorf Air Force Base and Fort •
Richardson, Alaska, became Joint
Base Elmendorf-Richardson, led by
the Air Force;
Lackland and Randolph Air Force •
bases and Fort Sam Houston, Texas,
became Joint Base San Antonio, led
by the Air Force; and
Langely Air Force Base and Fort Eustis •
in Virginia became Joint Base Langley-
Eustis, led by the Air Force.
MARCH 26, 2010


USAG-Yongsan Chaplains
Chapl ai n (Lt . Col .) Jef f r ey D. Hawki ns:
[email protected], 738-3009
Chaplain (Maj.) Terry E. Jarvis:
[email protected], 738-3917
Chaplain (Maj.) Daniel E. Husak:
[email protected], 736-3018
USAG-Humphreys Chaplains
Chaplain (Maj.) John Chun:
[email protected], 754-7274
Chaplain (Capt.) Anthony Flores:
[email protected],
USAG-Red Cloud/Casey
2ID Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jonathan Gibbs:
[email protected], 732-7998
Red Cloud Chaplain (Lt. Col) David Acuff:
[email protected], 732-6169
USAG-Daegu Chaplains
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Kwon Pyo:
[email protected], 764-5455
Chaplain (Capt.) Mike Jones:
[email protected],

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
Tuesday 1830 Camp Walker
Catholic Services
Sunday 0900 Camp Walker
1145 Camp Carroll
Protestant Services
Sunday 1000 Stone Chapel
Sunday 1000 West Casey Chapel
Sunday 1100 Warrior Chapel
Sunday 1100 Crusader Chapel
Sunday 1100 Hovey Chapel
Sunday 1100 Casey Memorial Chapel

Sunday 1230 CRC Warrior Chapel
Sunday 1900 CRC Warrior Chapel
Tuesday 1800 Camp Castle Chapel
Tuesday 1830 Casey Memorial Chapel
Tuesday 1830 Camp Hovey Chapel
Catholic Services/Mass
Sunday 0900 CRC Warrior Chapel
Sunday 1200 West Casey Chapel
Sunday 0930 Camp Hovey Chapel

Friday 1830 West Casey Chapel
This vendor was one of several who prepared the
hot and spicy rice cake dish of ddukbokki.
There are seafood selections galore at the Tongbuk Market.
No outdoor Korea market would be complete without various types of fresh kimchee.
Vendors at the Tongbuk Market, near Pyeongtaek Station, begin to get ready for the many customers coming
their way. The market is open seven days a week. — U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover
Visiting Pyeongtaek’s Tongbuk Market
With the beginning of the Major League Baseball
season just around the corner, vendors at the
Tongbuk Market have plenty of variety. To get to this
market from USAG-Humphreys, catch the 20 Bus at
the stop across from the walk-in gate and then ride
it until you arrive at Pyeongtaek Station or jump off
at one of the stops just before.
MARCH 26, 2010
Students raise Colon Cancer awareness
Four members of the organizing team from left to right, Jordyn Bruce and Alissa Capuano (top row)and Maddie Lowe and Emily Simpson.
By Marianne Campano
65th Medical Brigade
of six, 6th graders from Seoul American
Middle School have organized a colon
cancer awareness campaign in Yongsan.
Tese students were inspired to spearhead
this campaign when their teacher was
diagnosed with a reoccurrence of colon
cancer. Emily Simpson, one of the organizers
commented that she was participating in this
“Because Ms. Van Rite is one of my favorite
teachers”. Other organizers Jordyn Bruce,
Alissa Capuano, Maddie Lowe and Emily
Simpson all agreed “We just want to show
our support”. To this end, the team has been
making blue ribbons, the universal symbol for
colon cancer, posters, fyers and organizing
two great events. A Bake Sale which will be
held at the PX on Saturday, 27 March, from
11am – 2pm with all proceeds going to the
American Cancer Society for colon cancer
research. Te 2nd event, a free yoga class is
scheduled for teachers, students and parents
March 30, 3-4pm at SAES gymnasium. Tis
event is to promote yoga, meditation and
other exercises can relieve some stressors
associated with cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society,
in 2009, there was over 106,000 new cases
of colon cancer. Tankfully the death rate
from colon cancer has been going down over
the past ffteen years due in part to efective
screening. Most early colon cancer shows
no symptoms, and that is why screening is
so important. Colon cancer almost always
develops from precancerous polyps (abnormal
growths) in the colon. Screening tests can
fnd precancerous polyps so that they can be
removed before they turn into cancer.
Te United States Preventive Services Task
Force recommends screening for colorectal
cancer (colon and rectum cancers) using
fecal occult blood testing, sigmoidoscopy
or colonoscopy, in adults beginning at age
50 years and continuing until age 75 years.
Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy screening
is available at the Brian Allgood Army
Community Support Hospital and our Host
Nation Partner Hospitals.
Te students organizing this program
have learned a lot about colon cancer from
their teacher and from the campaign. Teir
commitment and organization exemplify
community health in action. It also speaks
volumes of how wonderful their teacher must
be to inspire this support and initiative from
her students. Come out for baked goods and
the wonderful practice of yoga, and support
this campaign, these students and their
teacher Ms. Van Rite.
MEDDAC–K recieves $90,000 Army award
65th Medical Brigade
More than three-thousand military and
civilian medical personnel from the Military
Health System attended the 2010 MHS
Conference, held during January 25-28, 2010
at the National Harbor, Maryland. Te annual
event provides health-care professionals a
platform to share knowledge and improve best
During the conference the US Army Medical
Activity-Korea was awarded the Quality
Performance Award by the Surgeon General of
the Army, Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker on January
28. Representing the MEDDAC-K, Col. Ronald
E. Smith received a $90,000 check for most
improved compliance with population health
which is measured by the Health Employment
Data Information System.
Te MHS is a learning organization, and
2010 MHS Conference focused on promoting
professionalism across the force, enhance
partnerships within and outside the federal
sector, and focus on ways to best serve the
preventive and health-care needs of our diverse
benefciary population.
Tricare meets Health Care Bill’s standards, Gates says
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON — Te Tricare military health plan meets the standards set by the
health care reform bill the House of Representatives passed last night, Defense Secretary
Robert M. Gates said in a statement issued yesterday.
Calling their health and well-being his highest priority, Gates reassured servicemembers
and their families that the legislation won’t have a negative efect on Tricare, which “already
meets the bill’s quality and minimum beneft standards.”
Tis was clarifed by a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives [March 20], and is
expected to be re-afrmed by the Senate,” Gates said in the statement.
“Te president and I are committed to seeing that our troops, retirees and their families
will continue to receive the best quality health care,” the secretary said.
Brian Allgood Community Hospital needs a part–time Diagnostic Radiologist
Position Title: Diagnostic Radiologist
Period of Performance: July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 with four option years, 12 hours per week.
Place of Performance: Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH)/121st Combat Support Hospital (CSH), Yongsan, Seoul, Korea
Qualifcation Requirements:
Must have the degree of Doctor of Medicine (DM) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) •
Must be board eligible or board certifed by the American Board of Radiology •
Must have graduated from Residency Program accredited by the council on Resident Education in Diagnostic Radiology •
Must have a current unrestricted license to practice medicine in a least one state of the United States •
Must have a letter of recommendation from the most recent Chief of Medical Staff or supervisor •
Must have at least three years of clinical experience as a diagnostic radiologist •
Must have no National Practitioner of Data Base (NPDB) derogatory information •
For more information call (DSN) 737-6022 from off-post 0505-737-6022.
MARCH 26, 2010
MARCH 26, 2010
Serving in the military is ‘a family tradition’
By Spc. Timothy N. Oberle
2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs
a son or daughter in the military can be a
trying experience for any family, but having
six children in the military is quite simply
The Scott family, including 1st Lt.
Kerney M. Scott, executive officer for
Bravo Company, 602nd Aviation Support
Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade,
have all six of their children currently serving
their country.
Stretched across the globe and unable
to spend much time together as a family,
the Scott’s sacrifice for their country is
unparalleled in modern times since the
abandonment of the draft. Of the Scott’s
six children, fve are in the Army and one is
in the Air Force.
“My dad (retired Maj. Gen. Bruce Scott)
calls my sister (Capt. Karoline Scott, an Air
Force public afairs ofcer), the ‘blue sheep’
of the family, because she is the only one of
us not in the Army,” Kerney said.
Te Scott family tradition began with
both their grandfather’s military service
and continued with their father. Te Scott
children carried on the tradition when
Kerney’s oldest sister, Capt. Kate Gowel,
now an attorney in the Judge Advocate
General Corps, joined the Army and then
her older brother, Capt. Andy Scott, also
an attorney, followed. Brother, 2nd Lt.
Alex Scott, is currently attending Mount St.
Mary’s Seminary, in Emmitsburg, Md., to
become a U.S. Army chaplain. Te youngest
Scott child, Adam, is a cadet at the U.S.
Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
Here in Korea, the Scott’s are represented
by Kerney, also a graduate of West Point.
She is a UH-60 Black Hawk pilot, who
fnished fight school frst in her class, but
currently serves as an executive ofcer with
the support battalion.
“I still get to fy, though, to fulfll my
For 1st Lt. Kerney M. Scott (right, front), executive offcer for Bravo Company, 602nd Aviation
Support Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, service to the country is a family affair.
—Courtesy photo
required hours,” said Kerney.
For Kerney, attending West Point and
joining the military probably seemed more
like a rite of passage than anything else. Both
of her grandfathers, her father and two of
her siblings graduated from the military
college before her.
“I really didn’t want to go to West Point
at frst,” said Kerney, “because I wanted to do
something diferent than my brothers and
sisters, but I had so much fun when I went to
visit my older sister for West Point football
games, that I realized it was something I
wanted to be a part of.”
Most families with a lot of children fnd
themselves in tremendous debt because of
college, but for the Scotts it never became
an issue.
“My dad calls the military the Scott
family tuition plan,” said Kerney, “because
he didn’t have to pay for a dime of our
tuition.” Kate and Andy both attended law
school through the Funded Legal Education
Program, where the Army pays for Soldiers
to go to law school in exchange for a military
commitment and the other Scott children
used the Montgomery GI Bill.
One might think that mother Mary
Scott, who lost her father during the
Vietnam War, would be a nervous wreck
with all of her children in the military. But
despite her loss, Kerney said, “My mother
feels that worrying is debilitating and if you
let yourself you will be overcome by worry
and concern and it will control you. At least
one of us is deployed somewhere at any
given time, but my mom makes it easier for
us by sending packages and calling a lot.
“My mom is the one who keeps us all
together,” she added. “She is more like my
life advisor and my dad helps me more on
military matters. I talk to my dad a lot about
military life, because, growing up, I never
really understood what he did.
“But, now that I am in the military, I
have a greater appreciation for what he went
Specialist Victoria N. Harb, assigned to Troop Medical Clinic, 75th Medical
Company Area Support, donated 81 books to the Paengseong Library,
March 17. Park, Won-nam, a member of the Paengseong Library staff,
accepted the books. —U.S. Army photo by Peter Yu
Corporal Nam, Min-woo, assigned to Co. A, 304th Signal Battalion, and other U.S. and Korean Augmentation
to the U.S. Army Soldiers from Humphreys Garrison, skip lunch each Wednesday in order to teach English to
elementary students at Gyesung Elementary School in Ponjeong-ri, as part of a community outreach program.
The students range from kindergarten to fourth grade and the classes focus on basic English words and
sentences. —U.S. Army photo Spc. Tim Oberle
English teachers in uniform
Book donation to Korean library
New s & Not es
Area III Racquetball Tournament
The Super Gym is hosting the Area III
Racquetball Tournament March 27 and 28. Call
753-8810 for more information.
Immigration and Naturalization Seminar
Humphreys Army Community Service is offering
an Immigration and Naturalization seminar,
April 2, at 1:30 p.m., in the Community Activity
Center. There will be two sessions focusing on
the fling process, requirements, qualifcations
and citizenship test assistance. For more
information, call 753-8404 or 753-8318.
Family Fun Run Location Update
All ages are welcome to participate in the
Family Fun Run on Saturday, April 3. The run
recognizes Earth Day, the Month of the Military
Child, National Library Week, Alcohol Abuse
Prevention Month, Sexual Assault Prevention
Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the race kicks
off at 8:30 a.m. at Zoeckler Sports Field. Call
754-5875 for more information.
Eggstravaganza Location Update
Humphreys annual Eggstravaganza is April 3,
at Zoeckler Sports Field, starting at 11 a.m.
The event includes an egg hunt, face painting,
blow ups, free food and children under 10 will
receive a free bag for egg hunting. All children
of USFK ID card holders may participate. For
more information, call 754-5875.
Last Comic Standing
So you think you are pretty funny around
the offce or maybe you are the one always
cracking everyone up at parties…show off your
skills at the Last Comic Standing competition,
April 6, at Tommy Ds. The laughs start at 8 p.m.
Call 753-6281 for more details.
Post 9/11 GI Bill Presentation
Wednesday, April 7, there will be a Post 9/11
GI Bill brief at the Digital Training Facility, Bldg.
302. For more information, call 753-8605.
Spring Yard Sale
Its spring cleaning time – or maybe you
are preparing for a PCS – and you are left
with a pile of outgrown clothes, shoes, toys
or sporting equipment. Here is the perfect
opportunity to clean house and make a little
extra money. On Saturday, April 17, Outdoor
Recreation is hosting a Spring Yard Sale, and
$10 reserves a spot with a table. An additional
$10 pays for a canopy to keep you cool and
dry. If you have PCS orders, with a 60-day
window, you are eligible for a $5 discount off
a table reservation. Call 753-3255 or 753-3013
for more information.
Voting Information
Military and Overseas Voters, submit your ballot
request for the May and June state primaries.
The following states will hold Primary Elections
during the months of May and June 2010 on
the dates indicated:
May 4: Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio
May 11: Nebraska, West Virginia
May 18: Arkansas, Kentucky, Oregon,
May 25: Idaho
June 1: Alabama, Mississippi, New Mexico
June 8: California, Iowa, Maine, Montana,
Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South
Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia
All members of the U.S. Uniformed Services,
their Family Members and citizens residing
outside the U.S. who are residents from
these States and have not yet submitted a
registration and ballot request (FPCA) for the
2010 calendar year, should do so as soon as
possible. The ballot application and instructions
are available at
‘Even a private knows it’s wrong’
By Steven Hoover
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs
years ago, a popular commercial in the
States had the punch line, “It’s so easy, even
a Caveman can do it.”
In the case (or cases) of abusing the use of
military vehicles, in particular non-tactical
vehicles (NTVs), “It’s so wrong, even a
private knows better.” Most individuals do,
Although he doesn’t believe that most
people just blatantly disregard the fact
that NTVs are “for ofcial use only,” Rick
Slawson, the USAG-Humphreys director of
logistics, said that over the course of a day
there are multiple instances of misuse of the
vehicle feet.
“Just the other day, I was in line at the
Humphreys Burger King and what do I see
in front of me…a Soldier in an NTV getting
ready to order food,” he said. “Even after I
went up and explained to them that they
were misusing a government vehicle, they
continued to order their food, pay for it and
then continue on their way.”
He said that he has seen many other
instances like this throughout his 20-plus
years in Korea.
“I’ve seen military vehicles parked at
quarters, both on and of post, at the Post
Exchange, Commissary and other places,”
he added. “The bottom line is they are
violating regulations that come all the way
down from the Department of Defense.”
The primary guidance Slawson and
Chief Warrant Ofcer 5 Charles D. Kim,
the Area III Transportation Motor Pool
ofcer-in-charge, use is Eighth U.S. Army
regulation 58-1 and Command Policy Letter
No. 21 (Non-tactical Vehicle Ofcial Use,
Assignment and Leasing).
Tis letter clearly defnes and provides
guidance for the ofcial use of government
vehicles and even discusses what types
of uses are authorized and what is not,
including usage while on Temporary Duty
or making a day trip from one Korea
installation to another.
Included among the regulations are:
First and foremost, NTVs will be used
for ofcial use only.
NTVs are not to be used in tactical or
feld operations, in of-road operations, or
on unimproved dirt roads. Tis does not
apply to four-wheel drive vehicles designed
and specifcally designated for such use.
NTVs shall be used to the fullest extent to
meet general administrative transportation
“Regulations governing usage of NTVs is
right there, just like all the other regulations,”
Kim said. “Tey need commander emphasis
just like anything else.”
Tey both emphasized the fact that there
are disciplinary actions that can be taken
against both Soldiers and civilians who
willfully misuse government vehicles.
“Civilian personnel caught violating
the usage regulation can be suspended
from duty without pay for a minimum
of 30 days,” Slawson said. “And, Soldiers
can be disciplined under provisions of the
Uniform Code of Military Justice or other
administrative procedures.”
If a driver is operating a military vehicle, tactical or otherwise, and has this view in their windshield,
they are violating several Department of Defense and U.S. Army regulations. —U.S. Army photo
by Steven Hoover
Marketing intern is no longer the ‘shy guy’
By Hye-young Lee
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs Intern
I frst saw the notice about the internship
program on my university web site, I didn’t
hesitate (to apply),” said Lee, Sung-gu, an
intern from Pyeongtaek University, working
in the Family and Morale, Welfare and
Recreation Marketing ofce here.
Lee, whose adopted English name is
“Martin,” is a senior studying Electronic
“Tis is my chance, I think,” he said,
“because I have special interests in marketing,
so the internship program was very special
to me.” He was assigned to the FMWR
Marketing ofce after documentation review
and an interview.
One of the frst things he learned how
to do was operate the electronic marquees.
Te marketing ofce is in charge of the three
electronic marquees here. Now, after just a
few weeks, he puts messages in the computer
and manages the marquees by himself.
Another task he does is make banners and
posters using design programs.
Sarah Dobson, one of Lee’s co-workers,
said “His design is always unique, fresh and
His nickname is “shy guy.” When he
interviewed for the internship program,
interviewers chuckled at his shyness. But
now, he who was shy has become a member
of the marketing team and spends a great
deal of time with them.
His long-range project is to make a
commercial ‘.com’ Web site for FMWR.
He is currently educating himself on
JavaScript and gathering a list of software
and hardware that they will need. Teir goal
is to create and launch the web site during
his internship.
“Lee has already proven to be a valuable
member of the team. He is intelligent,
enthusiastic and willing to work,” Mike
Mooney, Humphreys’ marketing director
Mooney also said that the internship
program is good for both the U.S. Army and
the students. He said that “the U.S. Army
can share in the fresh ideas and youth of
university students and the student’s get an
opportunity to prepare for the future. Above
all, we can share their culture and thinking.
Te internship program should be a win-win
case for everyone who gets involved.”
Yu, Tae-yol, (left) and Lee, Sung-gu, change updates on the electronic marquees that FMWR
operates to keep the community informed about upcoming events. —U.S. Army photo by Hye-
young Lee
MARCH 26, 2010
Yongsan VA representative to discuss Post 9/11 GI Bill
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs
who might have questions, or are unsure
what their future education beneft might
have in store, will get a chance to hear
from the Yongsan Veterans Administration
representative, here, April 7.
A presentation about the Post 9/11 GI
Bill will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., in the
Digital Training Facility, Bldg. 302.
“Tis briefng will explain the benefts,
transferability, monies involved and just
about anything that has to do with the
program,” Ed West, the Yongsan VA Ofce
ofcer in charge. Te ofce is located in
Bldg. 4037.
According to an Aug. 3, 2009, White
House release, the new GI Bill, which is
implemented through the Department
of Veteran Affairs, will “provide service
members with the most generous educational
benefts package since the original GI Bill of
More than 3,400 agreements were
received from the 1,100 schools participating
in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Tis program
is a provision of the new GI Bill that funds
tuition expenses that exceed the highest
public in-state undergraduate tuition rates.
“Te original GI Bill paved the way to a
better life for millions of veterans and their
families, while building the foundation
of the American middle class,” President
Obama said then. “Today, the Post 9/11
GI Bill is afording a new generation of
heroes a 21st century version of that same
Te department’s Web site for the GI
Bill,, has a step-by-step
program to assist visitors with understanding
their benefts and the term for its use.
Also, the site provides insight to the
application process and the systematic
approach a veteran should take to start using
educational benefts.
For more information, about the local
presentation, contact Alan Laughter or
Amber Lynn at 753-8605.
For more information about VA related
question, call West at 738-5121 or e-mail
him at [email protected].
Triathlon winner credits sportsmanship for fnish
By Steven Hoover
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs
one person termed as “almost perfect
weather,” 24 competitors took to the pool
and streets in the Humphreys Triathlon,
here, March 20.
The triathlon consisted of a 400-
meter swim, 20-kilometer bike ride and a
5-kilometer run.
Gabriel Harley, a chief petty officer
assigned to Commander Fleet Activities
Chinhae, was the Men’s Open and overall
winner, covering the course in 59 minutes
and 53 seconds.
He said that because of the way the
competition started, he wasn’t sure how
he’d finish until he actually crossed the
fnish line.
“Tis was my frst triathlon of the season
and it was nice to see that there was so much
interest in the event,” Harley said. “It was a
four-hour drive from Chinhae, so (Navy) Lt.
(Louis) Urban and I were extremely happy
that the weather held out for us. It was a bit
windy (at the start), but the afternoon would
have been a lot more challenging.”
He said that he has to credit some of
his frst-place fnish to one of the other
competitors, who hollered at him when he
made a wrong turn on the bike course.
“Luckily for me, he yelled to me that
I was off the course and I was able to
correct myself,” Harley said. “It is that type
of sportsmanship that I like about these
events. Everybody has their own reasons
for being there, but there is always an air of
Urban, a Navy chaplain, was participating
in his frst triathlon. At diferent times in his
recent life, he has swum, ran and rode a bike,
but never all three in the same day or in the
same event.
“My goal was to finish in about 90
minutes,” Urban said, “but, after I got of
my bike and started to run, my legs felt like
Jell-O. It took a little while before I even
realized that I had any legs.”
The winner in the Women’s Open
category was Rebecca Egan with a time of
1:19:41. Dave Elger won the Men’s Senior
division with a time of 1:06:11.
Overall results:
Women’s Open: Rebecca Egan, 1:19:41;
Than Chow, 1:20:59; Karen Morris,
1:22:07; Kaycie Taylor, 1:28:00; Dene
Galloway, 1:30:21, and Diarra Bryan,
Men’s Open (35 and under): Gabriel
Harley, 59:53; Yi, Chang-yun, 1:03:42;
Scott Smith, 1:03:54; Chris Tung, 1:04:48;
Russell Zavas, 1:08:37; Michael Robio,
1:14:37; Adrian Navarrette, 1:21:09; and
Matt Frederickson, 1:22:24.
Men’s Senior (36 and Over): Dave Elger,
1:06:11, Won Choi, 1:16:24; Scott Morris,
1:24:45; Adrian Garcia, 1:25:10; Louis
Urban, 1:30:15; and Yang, Min-hwan,
Karen Morris and the other 23 competitors began the event with a 400-meter swim.
Gabriel Harley, a chief petty offcer assigned to Commander Fleet Activities Chinhae, was the
Men’s Open and overall winner, covering the course in 59 minutes and 53 seconds.
Dave Elger puts his shoes on before beginning the 5-kilometer run portion of the Humphreys
Triathlon March 20. He was the winner in the Men’s Senior division.
—U.S. Army photos by Sarah Dobson
Camp Carroll wetlands restoration project
beginning to see evidence of early success
By Mary Grimes
USAG Daegu Public Affairs
DAEGU GARRISON— “One touch of
nature makes the whole world kin.” William
Shakespeare may not have been in the Land
of the Morning Calm when he spoke those
words, but one need only visit the wetlands
of Camp Carroll to see how easily he might
have been inspired.
Te frst ever wetland/stream restoration,
wetland/stream enhancement, and wetland
creation project ever in Korea by the U.S.
Army, is located just inside the main gate of
U.S. Army Garrison Daegu’s Camp Carroll,
and spans approximately 1600 feet from its
upper segment to the downstream point
where the wetland fows of the installation
boundary and into Korea’s longest natural
stream of water, the Nakdong River.
Made up of a mixed habitat that
includes a seasonal stream, and pond,
initial hydrologic work on the wetlands
project included stream channel restoration,
stream channel elevation adjustments,
a stream bank design that represents a
typical seasonal stream landform, and the
Located just inside the main gate to Camp Carroll, the frst ever wetland/stream restoration,
wetland/stream enhancement, and wetland creation project in Korea by the U.S. Army spans
approximately 1600 feet. — U.S. Army photo by Mary Grimes
DPW is the driving force behind the overall landscape design, and enhancement of the stream
and wetland complex. — U.S. Army photo by Mary Grimes
The Camp Carroll wetland project has been designed as a wetland restoration, wetland
enhancement, and wetland creation project.— U.S. Army photo by Mary Grimes
introduction of treated water upstream into
the system.
According to John T. Kunneke, natural
resources program manager, USAG
Daegu, Department of Public Works
(Environment), the wetland project has
been designed as a wetland restoration,
wetland enhancement, and wetland creation
type of project. He said, “One or all of these
design approaches are typical for wetland
and stream habitat restoration. However,
it is rare that restoration, enhancement,
and creation take place within the same
DPW kicked off the Camp Carroll
wetland project in November 2008.
Kunneke stated, “Prior to this timeframe,
this was a type of Boy Scout project that
had been brought to our attention. Tere
was a need to re-vegetate an area near
Daegu’s Chilgok County outfall where
the stream was getting silted up over the
years due to ofsite runof coming into the
installation at that point. Tat was not
performed under technical guidance, and
plant survivorship was low.”
Kunne ke s a i d t ha t t he DPW
Environmental Division has designed
the wetland restoration, the viewing
structures, footpath, created a pond, and
the vegetation zonation design. “DPW is
behind the overall landscape design, and
enhancement of the stream and wetland
complex. We are also providing contractor
oversight and quality control on all the
restoration and enhancement work that is
being performed.
“The hydrologic component of the
project has been a key factor in the design.
The project area is bounded by three
hydrologic sections called ‘reaches’. Tey
are the Upper Reach, Middle Reach, and
Lower Reach. Te Upper and Middle Reach
segments have been restored and enhanced.
Te pond has been designed in order to
create additional wetland and foodplain
function associated with the overall system.
During periods of higher stream discharge,
the pond has been designed to hydrologically
connect to the upper and lower segments
of the Middle Reach. A foodplain island
was created, thus, between the pond and
the stream and serves as both an additional
function as well as a wildlife bufer zone,”
stated Kunneke.
While the terminology may sound
completely foreign to those not familiar with
wetland operations or functions, a healthy
environment is something even a novice
can comprehend. Commented Kunneke,
“Evidence of the wetland’s early success
has included previously un-documented
bird species: including migratory songbirds,
wading birds and ducks; previously un-
documented frog species, the dark-spotted
frog; and the immediate utilization of the
wetland by raccoon dogs.”
Kunneke also said that water deer
have utilized the project area. “Te fsh
population prior to restoration startup was
severely diminished. Immediately following
completion of hydrologic design work,
the fsh population began to restore itself
and utilize the new areas of the Upper and
Middle Reaches previously not accessible
and utilizable. Te early success is referred
to as ‘early’ successes because typically it can
take up to a year for wildlife establishment
within a project area of this nature setting
and design,” he commented.
When asked about the current status
of the project, Kunneke said, “Te project
is in the fnal restoration phase within the
Lower Reach near what will be the visitor’s
entrance. We’re predicting a fnish date of
early April. Following that, there will some
additional shrub and tree planting by DPW,
and a monitoring and maintenance program
for one year. Te target for monitoring and
maintenance is actually three years. As you
can imagine, monitoring and maintenance
are critical components for restoration
projects of this nature.”
News & Notes

Free Trip to Costco
What more could you ask for?
Includes lunch, transportation and
a one-day membership! Courtesy
the Camp Carroll ACS/Apple
Blossom Cottage and Camp Walker
Community Activities Center. The
bus departs from Camp Carroll ACS
at 10:00 a.m. and Camp Walker
Commissary at 10:30 a.m. Must be a
U.S. ID card holder. Please RSVP to
Kay Hildenbrand at 765-4049 or Kim,
Yong Hon at 764-4123.
POSH/No Fear Training
POSH/No Fear training scheduled
for April 27 has been moved from the
CPOC training center to the EEO/FED
conference room located in building
1254 on Camp Henry.
Month of the Military child family fun
run-coming in April. Youth ages 3-18
can compete in a variety of races with
gift cards as awards. It is on April 3,
9:00 a.m. at the Camp Walker Kelly
Field. For more information please
contact Mr. Nott at 764-4859.
Personal Property
Movement Branch
The personal property movement
branch USAG Daegu will be closed
on the 3rd Thursday of each month
from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The purpose
is to perform required training for
the staff of the Movement Branch.
We apologize for any inconvenience
this training may cause. For more
information please contact Mr. Davis
at 768-6745.
Post 9/11 GI Bill Presentation
Don’t miss the great opportunity for
you to get some good information
on the Post 9/11 GI Bill, April 7 from
1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Representatives
from the VA offce in Yongsan will give
a presentation at both Camp Henry
(building 1131) and Carroll (building
205). For more information please
contact Angela Wiggs or Daphne
Becker at 768-7571.
EEO Special Emphasis Committees
Individuals interested in being a part
of the USAG Daegu and Area IV EEO
Special Emphasis Committees should
contact the USAG Daegu EEO offce
by April 9. For more details contact
[email protected].
Tobacco user support group
Are you ready to kick the habit? If so,
come out to the new Tobacco User
Support Group every Tuesday at
the Camp Walker, Optometry Clinic
conference room or Wednesday at
the Camp Carroll Army Community
Services from 11 a.m. to noon. Please
call Health Promotions at 764-5594 for
501st SBDE hosts lunch with USFK CSM
Korea — With budget cutbacks and
policies a constant concern for Americans
everywhere, Soldiers themselves might feel
no one is interested in their concerns or
listening to what they have to say. Last week,
however, a group of junior enlisted Soldiers
dispelled that belief and actually had a chance
to voice their opinions when the 501st
Sustainment Brigade hosted a luncheon/
meeting at the Crown Jewel dining facility
on Camp Carroll March 17 for Command
Sgt. Maj. Robert A. Winzenried, the U.S.
Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command
and 8th Army CSM.
Soldiers from various units around the
installation, along with their battalion
CSMs fled into the facility…taking turns
introducing themselves to guests, and
exchanging such topics as unit assignments
and Military Occupational Specialties.
Command Sgt. Maj. Brian S. Connie,
19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command,
opened up the morning event introducing
Winzenried to those in attendance. With
introductions aside, Winzenried entered
into a light discussion with the Soldiers
--taking time to fnd out more about them,
and their issues and concerns. Te frst item
of discussion was over the possible lifting or
tightening of the curfew that is in efect for
Soldiers throughout Korea.
Winzenried stated that the USFK
Henry’s Place Club undergoing long awaited renovations
By Kim, Min-yeong
USAG Daegu Public Affairs Intern
DAEGU GARRISON, Republic of Korea
— Te U.S. Army Garrison Daegu community
will have to endure the temporary inaccessibility
to both the steak and the grill at Camp Henry’s
“Henry’s Place Club” as the facility closes its
doors for renovations April 1 through June
30 this year. An indispensable part of the
community since the 1970’s, Henry’s Place has
long provided hot meals at reasonable costs, and
menus that grab the attention of visitors, while
pampering the palates of regulars.
According to Richard L. Vaughn, chief of
— See WINZENREID on Page 28—
By Spc. Daniel Wallace
501st SBDE Public Affairs
Spc. Jorge Aedo and Pfc. Kenneth Hardcastle listen as Command Sgt. Maj. Robert A.
Winzenreid discusses issues with soldiers at the 501st SDBE lunch meeting. — U.S. Army
photo by Spc. Daniel Wallace
business operations for USAG Daegu FMWR,
the renovations have been a long time coming.
“Te facelift will be something every patron to
the club will appreciate. A primary reason for
the temporary closing involves replacing worn
hot and cold water pipes. To do that means
we’ll have to tear out the ceiling.
“Other areas we’re looking at improving
include the Ballroom entrance area, the slot
machine room, and the hallway. We anticipate
have the majority of this work completed by
mid-June,” he said.
Vaughn said Henry’s Place will still
ofer dinner services during the renovation
Budget Management helps keep money in your pocket
By Kim, Seeun
USAG Daegu Public Affairs Intern
Korea — Te efects of a slow economy can
be felt across America, and Soldiers and their
Family members are not immune. Tey need
not despair, however. Tanks to the USAG
Daegu Army Community Services Financial
Readiness Program, help is on the way.
To assist Soldiers in organizing their
fnances, ACS recently held a Budget and
Debt Management Class. According to Y.
Jeannine Relaford, USAG Daegu fnancial
readiness program manager, “We can see
that people are worried about their money
--even if their spending pertains to just little
“Understanding that the management
of money is extremely important to our
quality of life, we know that to maintain that
quality of life, depends on how we manage
our fnances.”
An experienced financial readiness
advisor, Relaford pointed out that in many
cases where individuals did not practice good
spending or budgeting habits earlier in life,
they may encounter difculty in managing
their income now that they are older.
Relaford said, “It is not uncommon to
fnd that many people will focus on what
they want, rather than creating a sound
Y. Jeannine Relaford, USAG Daegu Financial Readiness Program Manager, helps a Soldier
prepare a monthly spending budget. — U.S. Army photo by Kim, Seeun
consumer plan. Te class gives the individual
a chance to try and fgure out where he or she
needs the greatest amount of help.
“Unfortunately, I can’t solve the problem
for you. Management of fnances is totally
a private thing. I think the most important
thing is helping the student determine how
much they want to get out of debt.
“I can suggest a new way of consuming
and saving money. For example, just making
the decision to purchase just one cup of your
favorite cofee a day, could possibly save you
a small amount of money. It may not seem
like a big deal, but before you realize it, you
may have enough funds saved for anything
from emergency situations to going on a
great vacation to purchasing a new home
or setting aside something for your child’s
For Soldiers in Daegu and Area IV,
budget and debt management classes are
available monthly at ACS on Camp Henry
and Camp Carroll. “I believe this program
would be helpful to anyone who has
fnancial problems or concerns. It’s amazing
when you think of it. A small adjustment to
a habit could change your quality of life for
the rest of your life.”
MARCH 26, 2010
By Kim, Seeun
USAG Daegu Public Affairs Intern
Red Cross services in Area IV mirror those around the globe
Christina Arose, America Red Cross Area IV, station manager, trains with a new volunteer at the Red Cross offce on Camp Henry. — U.S.
Army photo by Kim, Seeun
of Korea — The Red Cross symbol is
recognized around the world. It is a symbol
that brings comfort to those in despair, and
help to those in need of immediate care. Tat
same kind of aid and assistance can be found
right here at U.S. Army Garrison Daegu
in the Red Cross Headquarters located at
Camp Henry.
For Christina Arose, station manager for
the America Red Cross, Area IV, the Red
Cross is a labor of love. As the only full time
employee assigned to the facility, she oversees
Red Cross operations throughout Area
IV. Tis includes Camps Carroll, George,
Walker, and Henry, as well as locations in
Busan, and Jinhae. Just ask, and Arose will
be the frst to admit that it is through the
help of volunteers that many of her daily
challenges are met.
According to Arose, “The primary
mission of the Red Cross is to provide
emergency communications to service
members and their families, as well as
civilians that are overseas. That service
also includes around the clock access to
emergency communications, and fnancial
assistance through Army Emergency Relief
(AER), and eight other societies.”
Operating through donations only, Arose
added, “We are not funded through any
type of military budget, and many people
might be inclined to think that we are. On
the contrary, we operate primarily through
donations and assistance from the American
public. It’s through their generosity that
we’re able to do what we do. “
Red Cross services run the gamut. “As you
probably can imagine, wherever Red Cross
exists, you will fnd someone in need. We seem
small in stafng, but our responsibilities are
indeed huge. English classes, CPR training,
babysitting, and volunteer training are just
a few of the things that keep us busy. Here
in Korea, we have an excellent relationship
with the Korea National Society of Red
Cross, along with a few other companies that
have Americans on board, or other foreign
nationals who come together to promote that
relationship that makes it possible to render
the kind of assistance people are in need of.
“While some of the services or classes
we provide are free, others, such as a safety
oriented class, may require a fee. Tat fee
is necessary in order to set up the classes
and then be able to provide the books or
materials needed. Here in Korea, that fee
is most likely lower than you would fnd in
Red Cross chapters in the United States,”
explained Arose.
Area IV Soldiers, Family members, and
civilians can fnd comfort in knowing that
the Red Cross is always poised and ready
to assist them with their needs. Arose said,
“Individuals on orders or with authorized
identifcation will fnd Red Cross available
to assist them. Tere is no requirement to
enroll. Back home, family members wanting
to send emergency communication can do
so knowing that Red Cross is committed to
providing the best possible service. Te news
may be sad, but rest assured Red Cross will
do its best to lighten the burden.”
Camp Carroll
KOEZ10123329 Maintenance Manger GS-13 MSC-K Apr. 6
Camps Henry, Walker
FENAFEZ10-006-LNOC Human Resources Specialist NF-04 CHRA, CPAC Mar. 31
Camps Henry, Walker
SN-10-0171T Recreation Aid (4 Positions) KGS-4 USAG, MWR, CRD Mar. 29
(NTE- 30 Sep 2010) Kelly PFC, Pool
Camp Carroll
SN-10-0170T Recreation Aid (4 Positions) KGS-4 USAG, MWR, CRD Mar. 29
(NTE- 30 Sep 2010) Carroll PFC, Pool
Camps Henry, Walker
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AREA I V J ob Oppor t uni t i es
For more information, contact Employment Readiness Program Manager, Steven Wegley at 768-7951
WI NZENREI D from Page 26
leadership has been and will be reviewing the
curfew, and possibly making a judgment on
it in the near future. He said that he has been
traveling around the peninsula discussing
this matter with other Soldiers from diferent
bases and gauging their responses.
During the meal, Soldiers freely discussed
various issues with the CSM and seemed glad
to have their voices and opinions heard.
Winzenried addressed another topic, that
of the possible repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t
tell” policy regarding sexual orientation. He
asked the Soldiers how they felt about the
topic and how they feel it would afect the
Tis topic was one that seemed to bring
on a variety of responses among the Soldiers
and brought many people who had not yet
participated in the discussions, into it. Te
CSM said that the topic is being polled on
the IMCOM Facebook page, http://www. He said
the leadership will be monitoring the polls
and comments on Facebook to see what
people think about the possible repeal of
the policy.
Closing topics were of a lighter nature
and about more local issues.
At the end of the luncheon soldiers
expressed how they felt about the session
with the top CSM in Korea. One Soldier,
Pfc. Brandon Helt, a signal support systems
maintainer with the 501st Sustainment
Brigade, said, “I felt that the topics that
the CSM discussed were enlightening in
reference to the current issues and events
such as the curfew policy and the don’t ask,
don’t tell policy.”
Helt also stated that he hopes that
the voices of those who participate in the
Facebook site polls will be heard.
With issues that could possibly change
the way things work in Korea and Army
wide it could be said that getting the input
of Soldiers is a good way for the command to
gauge the direction that our Army is heading
and to fnd out how our future leaders feel
on the topics.
Te lunch meetings provide a relaxed
atmosphere to allow Soldiers to be able to
open up and talk freely, knowing that their
voices will be heard.
MARCH 26, 2010
캠프 레드클라우드 내 문제 해결을 위해 미군과 카투사들 모이다.
레드클라우드 개리슨- 군인들과 카투사들
이1지역대 내의4분의 1분기 포커스 그룹미
팅 을 위해 캠프 레드클라우드 소재 건물
번호 57에서 모였다.
맨디 로배스즈, 캠프 레드클라우드의 고객
서비스 관리자는 회의가 열리기 전에 그들
의 유닛을 대표해서 참석한 군인들과 카투
사들과 함께 포커스 그룹미팅을 통해서 어
떤 점들이 개선되기를 바라는지에 대해 이
야기 물었다.
로배스즈는 대표자들에게 그들이 생활하는
1지역내 각 유닛에서 일어나는 모든 관련
된 일에 대해 토론하기로 제안했다
군인들과 카투사들은 지휘관이 앞으로 귀
기울여 주기를 바라는 문제들에 대해 함께
논의 하기 시작했다.
“저는 이 포커스 그룹 미팅이 상당히 긍정
적이라고 생각합니다. 우리가 오늘 논의하
는 문제들 보다 더 많은 문제들이 있다고
저는 확신 합니다. 하지만 저는 모든 관련
군인들이 그 문제들이 해결될수 있도록 목
소리를 높여야 한다고 생각합니다. 그들은
그들의 소리가 귀 길울여 질수 있게 할 필
요가 있고 이런 그룹 미팅은 그와 관련해
굉장한 일이라고 생각합니다.” 본부 지원
사단 특수근무 대대의 드라이버인 스페셜
리스트 조 신이 이야기 했다.
문제점들에 대해서 논의하고 나서 레드클
라우드 개리슨의 본부중대 수송 관리부서
의 데니 아제레도 중사가 레드클라우드 개
리슨의 지휘관 대행자인 리차드 데이비스
에게 포커스 그룹에서 나온 안건들에 대해
보고 할 대표로 선출되었다.
“지금 부터 발표하는 것들은 지금 이 자리
에서 서로 얼굴을 맡대며 논의 했던 사람들
뿐아니라 그들 주변인들이 늘 필요하고 변
해야 한다고 이야기 했었던 중요한 것들을
종합 한것입니다.”아제라도 중사가 이야기
데이비스씨에게 첫번째로 제시된 이슈는
제대로 된 자격을 갖춘 이발사들의 부족,
좁은 공간에서 오래기다려야 하는 불편함
그리고 이용자들과 이발사들 간의 대화장
벽으로 인한 원치않은 결과들에 대한 것이
데이비스씨에게 어떻게 미군부대 내 이발
소에서 일하는 이발사가 영어를 이해 하지
못하는지와 이용자들은그들이 군인 이발
기준에 맞춰서 군인들의 머리를 다루는 것
에 있어 경험이 전혀 없는것처럼 느낀다고
이런 것들이 군인들의 사기와 자존심에 영
향을 미친다고 이야기했다. 그리고 캠프 레
드 클라우드내에 있는 이발소에는 오직 제
대로 자격을 갖춘 이발사만을 고용해 주기
를 촉구했다.
군인들이 제기한 두번째 문제는 CG’s Mess
와 Kilbourne Dining Facility내에서 취급하는
모든 음식들의 품질에 대한 것이었다.
그들은 음식들과 과일들이 신선하지가 않
고 가끔은 선반에 재고가 떨어졌는데 다시
신속하게 채우지 않는다라고 불만을 토로
또한 2사단 행사 스케쥴로 인한 운영시간
의 잦은 변동을 충분한 시간을 두고 미리
알려주지 않은것에 대한 불편함을 이야기
그들이 바라는것은 더욱 신선하고 다양한
종류의 과일과 채소 그리고 음식들이 제공
과 신속한 재 입고 그리고 최소 3일 전의
운영시간 변동안내 등이 었다.
“우리는 당신들이 시간을 내서 솔직한 의
견과 제안을 내 준것에 대해 감사하고 그
에 대한 피드백을 제공하는 것은 이제 우리
의 몫입니다 그리고 제기된 안건들에 대해
신속히 처리 할것입니다” 데이비스씨가 이
야기 했다.

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