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NOVEMBER 19, 2010

NOVEMBER 19, 2010 • Volume 9, Issue 8

Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea

Obama visits Yongsan
Commander in chief honors Korean War vets past, present on Veterans Day
By Pfc. Hong Moo-sun and Russell Wicke IMCOM Korea Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama spoke to a full-capacity crowd of Service-members, families, Korean War veterans and civilian employees – more than 1,500 people – at Collier Field House here Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Obama visited U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Korea to rally U.S. Soldiers and send a message to North Korea about his unwavering commitment to peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula. “It is an enormous honor to be here at Yongsan Garrison,” said Obama, adding that South Korea is one of the best places to celebrate Veterans Day and there is “no other place [he’d] rather be” than here to honor Veterans in 2010. The President remarked that South Korea is an example of how freedom prospers a nation. In a pointed statement on North Korea he said, “Today, the Korean Peninsula provides the world’s clearest contrast between a society that is open and a society that is closed; between a nation that is dynamic and growing, and a government that would rather starve its people than change.” While at Collier Field House, he also devoted much of his speech to

— See OBAMA, Page 9 —

President of the United States Barack Obama lays a 2010 Veterans Day wreath on the 8th Army Korean War Memorial Nov. 11, during his visit to Yongsan Garrison. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Robert Porter

Barack Obama, U.S. President, greets military personnel at Collier Field House, Yongsan Garrison Nov. 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Opal Vaughn

Service Standard Fitness

Assumption of Command
Daegu Welcomes new commander Pages 4, 25

Soccer News
ROK Army Squad takes title, Page 7

Defense News USAG Red Cloud USAG Casey USAG Yongsan USAG Humphreys USAG Daegu P02 P05 P05 P09 P21 P25


DoD on weight loss, Page 13

Future of Command Sponsorship, Page 2


Sights & Sounds P03 Command Perspective P04 Photo Feature Page P16

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Newly revised policy on accompanied tours to be released Nov. 30


Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. David G. Fox Public Affairs Officer: Dave Palmer Editor: Russell Wicke Layout Assistant: Cpl. Park Kab-rock USAG-RED CLOUD Commander: Col. Hank Dodge Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson CI Officer: Kevin Jackson Staff Writers: Pfc. Mardicio Barrot, Pfc. Jin Choe USAG-YONGSAN Commander: Col. William P. Huber Public Affairs Officer: Dan Thompson CI Officer: Jane Lee Staff Writers: Cpl. Kim Hyung-joon, Pfc. Choe Yong-joon, Pfc. Hong Moo-sun USAG-HUMPHREYS Commander: Col. Joseph P. Moore Public Affairs Officer: Lori Yerdon CI Officer: Steven Hoover Staff Writer: Cpl. Baek Joon-woo USAG-DAEGU Commander: Col. Kathleen A. Gavle Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter CI Officer: Mary Grimes Staff Writers: PV2 Jang Bong-seok, PV2 Kim Min-jae Interns: Jo Yu-ra, Yoon Bo-weon, Hana Noguchi
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Command Sponsorship task force in action
provide those already on a waiting list or thinking about starting By Gen. Walter L. Sharp the process the information they need to make these decisions. U.S. Forces Korea Commander The TF will provide me with a revised command sponsorship poliIn my Sharp Point No. 23-10, cy for my approval and release on released Nov. 3, I announced the Nov. 30. In the interim, I have establishment of the Command directed the Air Force and Army Sponsorship Program Task Force components to delay processing for U.S. Forces Korea. The TF command sponsorship applicaconsists of senior leaders from tions until the revised policy goes each service component in Korea, into effect. as well as the U.S. Forces Korea Once I have approved a revised Command Sergeant Major and policy, commanders will conduct other key advisors. town hall meetings to explain The TF’s purpose is to deterthe revised policy, and the chain mine how we can best allocate of command will personally talk command sponsorship opportuwith each service member curnities to support mission readirently on a command sponsorship ness and critical task accomplishment, while improving the quality Gen. Walter L. Sharp, U.S. Forces Korea commander waiting list. We’ll also broadcast of life for service members and speaks with President Barack Obama during a Veter- changes via AFN and the USFK ans Day event Nov. 11. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Command Sponsorship website, their families. which links to each service comDetermining how we do this is Class Francisco Alejadnro ponents’ CS sites as well. a top priority. Additionally, we are working with Given there are currently only 4,636 most improve mission readiness. command-sponsored positions, we are We know many of you are await- AF and Army personnel centers to working to ensure command sponsor- ing the outcome of this study so you keep them informed of the revised ship is available to Service members, can make decisions important to your policy. I appreciate your continued paregardless of rank, who occupy the families. The TF is working hard and tience as we work through this imporduty positions where continuity would meets with me regularly so we can tant issue. x


Portal Helps Vets, Reservists, Guardsmen land jobs
By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON — A new, stateof-the-art Web portal rolled out Nov. 11 to help veterans – as well as reservecomponent members, their families and wounded warriors – find jobs with civilian employers who value their military experience. The user-friendly tools will enhance the popular Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces program by making it easier for both job-hunters and employers seeking their skills, said Army Lt. Col. Matt Leonard, the program’s public affairs officer. The new portal simplifies the job application process by allowing users to set up a personal profile and maintain a record of their job searches and search parameters, Leonard explained. That means users don’t have to start from square one each time they enter the system, saving them time and inconvenience. In addition, a resume builder helps users create a resume and maintain it in the system, and they can even set an alert function that notifies them when particular job announcements are posted. The new portal will be easier for about 1,200 employers participating in the partnership program, too, Leonard said. They will now be able to enter position vacancies directly into the system and track applications. In addition, they will be able to tap into resumes already in the system and reach out directly to candidates who qualify for their positions. “This program, particularly with the new Web portal, really gives servicemembers and veterans an edge, because it helps them connect with employers who are looking for their skills and attributes,” Leonard said. “It gives employers an edge, too, because they are able to narrow down their searches and simplify the hiring process.” The new portal is the latest development in the popular employer partnership program the Army Reserve launched in April 2008 to help the Army Reserve and civilian employers tap into the same talent pool. The program has gone militarywide and continues to attract employer partners ranging from Fortune 500 companies to metropolitan police departments to “mom-and-pop” businesses. “We are seeing more and more larger employers like General Electric, like Wal-Mart, coming on board and saying, ‘We want to be a part of that,’” said Army Reserve Chief Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, who came up with the concept and continues to oversee the program. Stultz, a retired Proctor & Gamble executive, said employers recognize the program as a way to tap into a tal-

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ent pool yet to be fully leveraged. “Employers of America see this as a new class of work force,” he said. “That is what we are hearing from the employers. They talk about the quality, the integrity, the ethics.” Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, praised the virtues of hiring veterans. “Veterans bring a maturity. They bring leadership. They bring a life experience,” he said. “They bring a dedication they may not have had when they were 17, 18 or 19 years old, when they were coming out of high school or in the first couple years of college. “But they clearly have it now,” Mullen said. “And they can make a big difference for an awful lot of institutions.” Employer partners in the program share his sentiments. “Veterans are well-trained, they are very well-disciplined, in most cases very mature, [and] they come back with a good work ethic, so it’s a winwin for everybody,” said Bill Warren, executive director of the Direct Employers Association. “Hiring a military member, a reservist [or] Guard member brings discipline, good judgment, good communication skills, dependability and just an all-around great candidate for any number of jobs,” agreed Michael Hinz, vice president for recruiting at Schneider National. x

Supreme Court keeps ‘Don’t Ask’ in place through appeals process

By Lisa Daniel American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Nov. 12 that the law banning gays from serving openly in the military will stay in place while the case moves through the federal appeals court process. The court denied without comment an

emergency request from a gay rights group to suspend implementation of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law while it is under review by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy

— See DON’T ASK, Page 4 —

NOVEMBER 19, 2010



Police Blotter
The following entries were excerpted from the police blotters the previous week. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. USAG Red Cloud Larceny of AAFES Property: Subject 1 was observed via security camera opening an X-Box 360 game and handing it to Subject 2 at the Post Exchange. Subject 2 concealed the CD in his pocket and exited the PX without rendering payment. Subject 1 concealed two more X-Box 360 games and a package of Coricidin in his pocket and exited the PX without rendering payment. Subject 1 was detained and escorted to the Security Office. Upon arrival of military police, he was advised of his legal rights which he waived rendering a written statement admitting to the offense. Estimated cost: $59.95. The investigation is ongoing. USAG Yongsan Underage Drinking; Simple Assault: Female Subjects 1 and 2 were involved in a verbal altercation, which turned physical when Subject 2 slapped Subject 1 in the face with an open hand. Subject 1 retaliated by grabbing Subject 2 by the arm and neck. Subject 2 then slapped Subject 1 again. Then Subject 1 grabbed Subjects 2’s hair and kneed her face. Subject 2 punched Subject 1 in the face and threw her on the ground. Subject 1 was transported to the Brain Allgood Army Community Hospital where she was treated for a broken nose and minor lacerations. Subject 1 admitted she was drinking while underage. Subject 1 was advised of her legal rights, which she waived rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the offenses. USAG Humphreys Assault, Damage to Private and Government Property and Assault on Military Law Enforcement Officer: Subject and Victim 1 were involved in a verbal altercation which turned physical when Victim 2 attempted to separate Subject from Victim 1. Subject pushed Victim 2 and attempted to strike him with a closed fist. Victim 1 attempted to aid Victim 2 by holding the subject down. Subject forced Victim 2 onto a candle that damaged the wall and personal property inside the room. Upon arrival of military police, Subject became combative and resisted apprehension by biting and kicking the MP. Subject was then placed in a detention cell because of his aggressiveness. After sobering, the subject was advised of his legal rights, which he waived rendering a written sworn statement admitting to Assault on Military Law Enforcement Officer, but stated that he could not recall anything else. Investigation continues.

Seoul Lantern Festival

This is one of many large lanterns found at Seoul’s historic Cheonggyecheon. This whole area is illuminated with lanterns depicting traditional Korean themes and iconic images from the world over. The lights go on at 6 p.m. each day through Sunday. To get to the festival take Subway Line 1 to City Hall Station. It is just a five-minute walk from Exit 4. Or take Line 4 to the Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station and take Exits 6 or 8. — Courtesy photo by Dave Palmer

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off–post events and activities
Korea and Italy Design Connection The Design Connection Between Korea and Italy Exhibition is taking place through Dec. 31 at the Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Event Hall. The Seoul Metropolitan Government, along with the Embassy of Italy are hosting a special exhibition celebrating the two countries’ culinary cultures. Featured events of this exhibition include an introduction to Italian and Korean cuisine and table settings and “food design” lectures focusing on dish design, food, tableware, packaging design and kitchen designs. To get there got to Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Event Hall (B1) located at Gwanghui-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul. Pearl of the World Exhibition Seoul Arts Center’s Pearl of the World: East Asia exhibition is showcasing through Dec. 5. This exhibition will showcase the works of 21 contemporary artists at the Hangaram Art Museum. Four of the artists are from Korea and 17 are from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. From paintings to sculpture, installation to video, this exhibition encompasses many genres of modern art. The admission fee is 2,000 won for adults and 1,000 won for youth, with a 50 percent discount for groups. Preschoolers get in free when accompanied by an adult. There will be no exhibition Nov. 29. Hanji Design Exhibition A hanji (Korean traditional handmade paper) artwork design exhibition is taking place through Nov. 28 at the Hanbit Media Gallery, a futuristic media art space on Eulji Hanbit Street in Euljiro. Experience work that contains traditional materials with a truly unique and modern sensibility. The gallery is located around Euljiro 2-ga behind the Industrial Bank of Korea on the basement floor and exhibits the latest digital media and interactive media. Fifty special flat and three-dimensional works of hanji art, products and crafts will be showcased. This exhibition expresses the beauty of Korea through the integration of the hanji art pieces and photographs.

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Daegu Commander: ‘Excited to be back’
Col. Kathleen Gavle Daegu Garrison Commander
Greetings, Soldiers, Civilians, Family Members, our Korean workforce, and the entire U.S. Army Garrison Daegu and Area IV family. I can’t tell you how excited I am to be back in Korea and especially here in Daegu. You may or may not know that I am no stranger here in the Land of the Morning Calm. I attended Junior High school and part of High school in Seoul and returned to do two tours working for the 2nd Infantry Division in the 1990s. I have only been back on “the pen” for a few days and I am impressed already with what I have seen. How lucky we all are to have a chance to serve both our country and that of our staunchest ally, the Republic of Korea, in such a time of exciting change and transition. Most of all, I eagerly look forward to joining you as we continue to grow and mold USAG Daegu into a strategic and enduring hub that provides the very best in support to everyone here in Area IV, whether that means our mission partners at Team 19, the increasing number of family members as Tour Normalization becomes a reality here in Korea, the Marines in Pohang or the Navy in Chinhae and Busan or even the Air Force at Daegu Air Base, Osan and Kunsan. I know I have arrived at a place with a well-earned reputation for professionalism and service with a smile. I know that it’s no coincidence that USAG Daegu won the Army Community of Excellence Bronze award in 2009 and followed that up by being a finalist for 2010. I pledge to you that we will carry those successes forward and continue to make this your “home” in every sense of the word. I hope to see many of you in the coming weeks as I get out and about Camps Henry, George, Walker and Carroll, DRMO in A’po, the Busan Storage Facility and Pier 8 in Busan and the rest of Area IV. Please don’t be u Assumption of Command: U.S. Army Garrison Daegu welcomes Col. Cathleen Gavle as new commander. See full story on Page 25

— Col. Kathleen Gavle —
shy – I want to know how you feel and what I can do to make things better for you here in Daegu. Of course, one of the greatest ways we have of empowering the “constituents” of our “hometown” to effect change is the Army Family Action Plan. I will be there to kick of the AFAP conference this coming Tuesday at the Camp Walker Chapel and I will be back at the end of the day to hear your ideas. The AFAP really is your forum to tell me, IMCOM Korea Commander Brig. Gen. David Fox, IMCOM Commander Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch and, if need be, the Army Chief of Staff what’s important to you and how to fix what you think might be broken. It’s a great way to answer those three key questions: Are we doing the right things? Are we doing them right? And, what are we missing? I am proud to be given the privilege of leading this fine community. I am sure that with the superb team already in place here, and your help, together we can meet the challenges ahead. x
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Adm. Mike Mullen have said implementation of the repeal of the 1993 law would take time to do properly, and that congressional repeal would be less disruptive than having the law overturned by the courts. The appeals court reportedly cannot hear the case until at least March. “DOD believes the decision upholding the stay was appropriate,” a Defense Department official said today. The Log Cabin Republicans’ emergency request follows the 9th Circuit’s decision Nov. 1 to stay a lower judge’s ruling that found the law unconstitutional. That decision, by federal District Judge Virginia Phillips Oct. 12, put an immediate injunction on the law,

stopping implementation of it worldwide until Oct. 20, when the appeals court approved an emergency request by the Justice Department to suspend Phillips’ ruling. The Supreme Court’s decision Nov. 12 keeps the appeals court decision in place while it continues to review the law’s constitutionality. The appeals court on Nov. 1 wrote that the government was convincing in its argument that the lack of an orderly transition “will produce immediate harm and precipitous injury.” Gates ordered a Defense Department review of the law’s impact and possible repeal earlier this year. The results are due back to him Dec. 1. x

November 19, 2010

Leaders meet to improve Casey clinic access
By Sgt. 1st Class Michelle Johnson 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs
CASEY GARRISON — Division Commander Major General Michael Tucker met with leaders from the 65th Medical Brigade to collectively develop plans to improve patient access to healthcare at the USAG Casey Clinic, Nov. 4. Since the first Warrior Country Families started lining up at the Casey Clinic doors for vaccinations and school physicals a little over two years ago as part of the command sponsorship program, the staff has been wrestling with ideas on how to accommodate the increased patient population. A preliminary policy memo was inadvertently released to the public via the Oct. 29 edition of the Indianhead, which stated the Casey Clinic was no longer seeing non-command sponsored Family members nor retirees because it had reached its capacity for primary care managers. The news stirred customers’ concerns about access to care. While it is true the clinic is experiencing a drastically-increased patient load, 65th Med. Bde. Commander Col. Rafael De Jesus said no one will be turned away. Instead, he asked for patience from the more than 800 new command sponsored families, as well as the several hundred non-command sponsored families and retirees who are also authorized to use the facility and its network of Memorandum of Understanding Host Nation Hospital. Compounding the issue of an increased patient population is the clinic’s transformation from a Troop Medical Clinic to that of a Family and



Isabell Capps strolls out of the USAG Casey Clinic Nov. 4 after waiting several hours to see a doctor about baby Tyler Capps’ teething issues. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michelle Johnson

Soldier healthcare facility. De Jesus said, “In anticipation of the growth of population as part of Tour Normalization, we are undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation of our medical, dental, and veterinary facilities. During this period, we understand the inconvenience that this has caused, but by the end of 2nd quarter of FY 2011, we will have the facilities and services that the community deserves.” The improvements will add six new exam rooms for a total of 19, a separate pediatric/obstetrical wing with its own waiting area, a physical therapy clinic that is two times larger, and an entire new facelift that includes new furniture and equipment Tucker said his goal for the meeting was to leave with a plan that could help alleviate patient frustrations as well as provide comfort and relief to the hardworking staff. That’s why he came with an offer to rotate the Division’s one physician and eight physician’s assistants from their positions at remote aide stations to the Casey Clinic Meeting members came up with several other options to facilitate faster access to care including the start of a wait-list. The current procedure is to have patients call back the following day to see if appointments have opened up. Tucker said a wait-list is an active way the clinic can achieve better care and service when appointments aren’t readily available. To maximize the benefit of this initiative, the clinic asks that patients call-in as soon as they know they are unable to keep their appointment in order to allow their neighbors time to

— See Clinic Access, page 6 —

Camp Stanley troops honor Native Americans, experience culture
By Pfc. Mardicio Barrot USAG Red Cloud Public Affairs
CAMP STANLEY — Soldiers from Camp Stanley got a taste of Native American culture during a National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month celebration at the Camp Stanley Community Activity Center Nov 3. A class also was given to the Soldiers describing the many different aspects of Native American culture at the Stanley Movie Theater as part of the annual event recognizing the contributions of American Indians to the nation. Following the class, the Soldiers marched down to the CAC where they sampled Native American food such as cornbread, lamb stew, Indian tacos on fried bread, salad and honey covered popcorn. “The food was delicious,” said Cameron Pierce, Company C, 304th Signal Battalion. “I never tried the honey covered popcorn before, but it was pretty good. After the Soldiers filled their bellies, Crystal Hagan, Stanley CAC director, treated them to music she performed with an American Indian flute. “Ms. Hagan did a really good job with the flute,” Pierce said. “It’s good that the Army takes the time out to do these things and recognize different cultures, it shows that everyone is noticed.” Hagan said about 125 Soldiers attended the special emphasis program. “We almost didn’t have enough food,” Hagan said with a smile. “But it’s always good to have our Soldiers come together and have fun while learning something new.” “In doing these culture celebrations, Soldiers receive exposure and a new sense of understanding towards different cultures, which is good not only professionally, but also socially.” Pierce appreciates the events held at the CAC for Soldiers. “I love the CAC,” Pierce said. “They always have events or exciting things going on during any given day, and events like these really boost the morale of Soldiers and opens our minds up to learn and try new things.” Warrior Country has a direct connection to the celebration of American Indians. The installation in Uijeongbu was named in honor of Medal of Honor recipient, Army Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr., during Armed Forces Day May 18, 1957. Red Cloud was killed in action near Chonghyon in Gangwon Province Nov. 5, 1950 while serving with Company E, 19th Infantry

Crystal Hagan, Camp Stanley Community Activity Center director, entertains the troops with a few songs played on an American Indian flute during a National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month event at the facility in Uijeongbu Nov. 3. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Mardicio Barrot
Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was a member of the Ho-Chunk Native American tribe. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 339,515 American Indian and Alaska Natives are veterans of the U.S. armed forces. For more information about upcoming events at the CAC, call 7325366. x




News & Notes
Military Family Appreciation November is Military Family Appreciation Month. During November, the Army, the Department of Defense and the nation will honor the commitment and sacrifices made by the families of the nation´s servicemembers. More Soldiers have families today than at any time in history. According to the latest report by the Office of Army Demographics (2009), 58 percent of Soldiers are married, and another 6.7 percent are single with children. The Army counted more than 850,000 family members. Latin Nite A Latin Nite of music, dance lesions, food, games and more will be held from 9 p.m.-2 a.m., tonight in Mitchell’s Sports Pub at Red Cloud Garrison. For more information, call 732-8189. Rucksack Challenge Warrior Country Sports is holding a rucksack challenge for active duty military, civilian employees and family members at 10 a.m., Nov. 20 at Casey Garrison’s Carey Physical Fitness Center. The event requires participants to carry a minimum 35 lbs. rucksack and full canteen for an eight mile road march. Competition will be in the men’s open, women’s open and team categories. For more information, call 732-6276/6927. Commissary Special Event The commissary at Casey Garrison is hosting a Making Potato Face Competition at 2 p.m., Nov. 20. For more information, call 730-4451/3432. Casey Veterinary Clinic The Veterinary Clinic will be offering services at Casey Garrison Nov. 22. Services offered will be vaccinations, heartworm testing, micro chipping, deworming, fecal examinations and health certificates. The Casey Veterinary Clinic will be unable to examine or diagnose sick animals, but those services are provided at the Red Cloud Garrison clinic. Pets will be seen by appointment only and payment must be via cash or check. Additional satellite clinic dates will be offered in the future. For more information or to make an appointment, call 732-7434. Thanksgiving Eve Worship Thanksgiving Eve Worship Services will be held at 6 p.m., Nov.24 at the Warrior Chapel on Red Cloud Garrison and at the West Casey Chapel. For more information, call 732-6169. School Closed Casey Elementary School will be closed Nov. 25-26. For more information, call 730-6444.

Mayor bestows honorary citizenship on garrison civilian employees

Sally Hall, director of the Community Activity Center at Casey Garrison, smiles as she receives honorary citizenship from Dongducheon City Mayor O Se-chang during a ceremony in Dongducheon City Hall Nov. 16. Hall was recognized for eight years of service facilitating events to improve relations between the American and Korean communities in Dongducheon. Yang Cho, chief of the Master Planning Division for U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and a naturalized U.S. citizen of Korean descent also received honorary citizenship. — U.S. Army photo by Robert Haynes

Health clinic now accepts stand-by appointments
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be contacted and to fill the newly open slot. “A big issue is missed appointments. That is time wasted when someone else can be seen,” said Sgt. 1st Class Tiffany Fields Cross, the 168th Multifunctional Medical Battalion chief clinical noncommissioned officer. With the new plan, which will take effect immediately, appointment operators will collect names and phone numbers of those who want to be placed on stand-by to take a slot that becomes available due to a patient cancellation. Clinic representatives report they averaged about an 11 percent “no-show” rate over the last several months. “With this new wait list plan, this could equate to an additional 16-20 patients per day being seen in the clinic, if patients would simply call in to cancel their appointments,” said Lt. Col. David Wolken, 2nd ID surgeon. “The wait-list does two things. First, it allows us to treat more injured or ill customers. And, by collecting the names of those who don’t get an appointment, it lets us see the true picture of how many people have unmet medical needs. We can use that information to request additional resources,” Tucker said. The medical team will also work out a plan to use the Division medical staff to add more doctors during familyfriendly hours. “We have a limited number of treatment rooms for doctors to use.

Maj. Gen Michael Tucker discusses ways to improve patient access to healthcare at the Camp Casey Clinic with 65th Medical Brigade Commander Col. Rafael DeJesus, Nov. 4. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michelle Johnson
But, by creating a rotation, we will be able to use the providers that are coming from 2nd ID to provide better overall access to care at the clinic,” said Maj. Anthony Rhea, Camp Casey Clinic officer in charge. Another possibility is to have separate hours for each patient category - family members, retirees and active duty members. But, clinic officials plan to get feedback from the community before making any changes to the existing appointment schedules. De Jesus asks for the community’s understanding as the facility is transformed into a world-class medical treatment center. “If you look at how U.S. Army Medical Command turned the rundown TMC and dental offices at Camp Humphreys of a few years ago, into a beautiful, modern medical treatment center, that’s the plan for the rest of the peninsula’s medical, dental and veterinary treatment facilities. It will take a bit of time, but there is light at the end of the tunnel for Casey Families,” said De Jesus. x

November 19, 2010

ROK Army squad upsets CRC Indians for title
By Kevin Jackson USAG Red Cloud Public Affairs
CASEY GARRISON – A shrewd personnel move by the coach of the 2nd Infantry Division’s Republic of Korea Army Support Group to remove himself as the goalkeeper enabled his team to fight back from the loser’s bracket and defeat the FCC Red Cloud Indians 4-2 in the Warrior Country Post-Level Invitational Soccer Tournament Nov. 6 at Schoonover Bowl. Lee Kyun-cheol, a lieutenant colonel who assumed command of the 2ID ROKASG in May and coached the team, replaced himself at goalkeeper with Lee Duck-joon. He then went moved to forward. “Instead of using my skills as a goalkeeper, I chose to play forward because our team wasn’t aggressive enough,” Lee said. Lee, who played four years of soccer at the Korea Military Academy, was among the oldest players and arguably the most valuable. He put on a dazzling display scoring three of his team’s four championship goals. “He was a great boost to their team once he got out on the field,” said midfielder Jared Hafen, who coaches the Indians along with Bogdan Burdeselu. After a second-round loss to the Indians and just one loss away from elimination, the ROKASG team battled back for a 2-1 win in the double elimination tournament. Undaunted by the loss, Hafen received an early breakaway pass from forward Hwang In-soo that he converted into a goal. But the ROKASG had a new plan to attack the Indians, who by the final game couldn’t field a complete 11-man team at times and played with as few as 9. “Our strategy was to have players pass the ball behind the defense to go one-on-one with the goalie where I could use my speed and skills,” Lee said. Running at full speed along the left wing and with the defense slow to react,



FCC CRC Indians midfielder Jared Hafen splits the defense of Lee Hyun-woo (left) and Jung Hae-sick of the 2nd Infantry Division’s Republic of Korea Army Support Group in the championship game of the Warrior Country Post-Level Invitational Soccer Tourmament at Casey Garrison’s Schoonover Bowl Nov. 6. The ROKA Support Group won the game, 4-2. — U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson
Lee quickly dribbled toward Indians goalkeeper Jason Potts and booted a laser to the left of his outstretched hands to tie the game at 1-1. ROKASG continued to apply pressure early in the second half. Forward Jung Hae-sik took a pass from midfielder Lim Sang-won in the penalty area and shot it into the right corner for a 2-1 lead. Injured but not defeated, the Indians refused to fold. Midfielder Brian Anderson responded with a header off a long in-bounds pass from Hafer. With the score tied at 2-2, Lee took over the game. Receiving the ball behind the defense, he went one-onone with the goalie before booting the ball into the right corner for a 3-2 lead. Minutes later, Lee was inadvertently tackled from behind by Indians forward Kim Chang-je. He sealed the championship with a penalty kick into the right corner of the goal. Hafen said that while injuries took a toll on his team, he remained optimistic until the ROKA team went ahead 3-2. “The second half we dropped down to nine players and even after that we were attacking,” he said. “We just weren’t finishing very well. We didn’t lose because of a lack of opportunity, that’s for sure.” Hafen said the Indians played in seven tournaments on and off post this year, finishing first or second in six of them, including first place in the 8th Army Indoor Soccer Tournament in April. The team is currently playing in the Korea Post-Level League and will finish its season in December. Lee was thankful for the competition and camaraderie. “I’m very thankful Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation puts on these tournaments,” he said. “It makes the KATUSAs friendly with U.S. Soldiers and helps Korea and the United States have a strong bond.” x

Republic of Korea Army Support Group forward and coach Lee Kyun-cheol takes a shot on goal. He scored three of his team’s four goals in the championship final. — U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson

Osan Falcons fall from unbeaten, yet remain atop league standings
Casey cornerback Toderick Scypion stretches in vain to attempt to prevent a touchdown catch by Osan running back Anthony Felton during the ArmyAir Force game at Casey Garrison Nov. 13. Felton hauled in the 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Alfredo Catolico and barely managed to keep his feet inbounds in the back of the endzone enabling Osan to defeat Casey 19-8 in the second game of a twin-bill. Casey won the first game 14-6 in overtime giving Osan it’s first loss of the season. Osan remains in first place in the Korea Post-Level Flag Football League with a 9-1 record. — Courtesy photo by Jeffrey Rivers




News & Notes
9/11 Observance A 9/11 Remembrance Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Warrior Chapel at Red Cloud Garrison. For more information, call 732-6169. Winter Bowling League There will be a Winter Bowling League organizational meeting at 6 p.m., today. The league begins play Sept. 17. Registration forms can be obtained from the counter in Red Cloud Lanes. For more information, call 732-6930. Power Outage A power outage across Red Cloud Garrison will occur from 7-7:05 a.m. and 2-2:05 p.m., Saturday to relocate high voltage lines on the installation. Additionally, some buildings will be without power from 7 a.m. to 2:05 p.m. the same day. Those affected buildings are 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 16, 22, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31, 38, 40, 41, 50, 51, 56, 55, 57, 58, 60, 63, 19, 112, 113, 120, 283, 284, 702, 708, 712, 719, 805, 806, 807, 808, 809, 819 and 827. For more information, call 732-9079. Soldier Focus Group There will be a Soldier Focus Group from 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesday in the USAG Red Cloud Directorate of Logistics/ Resource Management’s bldg. 57 on Red Cloud Garrison. For more information, call 732-6788. CFC Training Combined Federal Campaign training is being offered for unit coordinators and other key personnel from 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 13 in the Casey Garrison Movie Theater. For more information, call Joe Delise at 730-4457 or Bernadette Schlueter at 730-6206. Start Smart Soccer The six-week Start Smart Soccer Program for children ages 3 to 5 will run from 3-4:30 p.m., each Wednesday beginning Wednesday on Red Cloud Garrison and the same time beginning Thursday each Thursday on Casey Garrison. For more information call Child, Youth and School Services at 732-9141. AFN Focus Group The Casey affiliate of the American Forces Network will conduct a focus group for interested Soldiers at 10 a.m., Thursday at Casey Garrison’s Gateway Club. For more information, contact AFN Casey at 730-4820. EEO/POSH Training Make up sessions for Equal Employment Opportunity/ Prevention of Sexual Harassment training for fiscal year 2010 are being held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday and also from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 17 in

NOVEMBER 19, 2010

Obama honors Servicemembers on Veterans Day
By Sgt. Opal Vaughn USAG Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON - There has been much controversy about this year’s G20 Summit, Nov. 11-12, bringing government leaders from around the world for talks on the world economy in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008. The G20 Summit is attended by the heads of 19 states, as well as the European Union: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Republic of South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America and the EU. But there is more significance in the fact that Nov. 11 is also Veterans Day. To honor the men and women in uniform, our Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama took time to meet with Servicemembers who have left family and friends behind to serve overseas, in observance of Veterans Day while at United States Army Garrison Yongsan. “I am so proud that we have U.S. and Republic of Korea War Veterans with us today. It is a great honor to have you present,” began Obama in a speech to a crowded room of Servicemembers. “As President of the United States I have no greater privilege than serving as Commander-in-Chief of the finest military that the world has ever offered. On this Veterans Day, there’s no greater place that I rather be, than right here with U.S. Forces Korea.” One great battle and 116,516 lives lost; Total deaths in battle 53,402. Out of American fighters, the oldest and only known survivor is 109-year-old Frank Buckles, born Feb. 1, 1901. Every year we remember and we honor our Veterans – from WWI, WWII, the Korean War and Op-



President Barack Obama meets with U.S. and Republic of Korea War Veterans and delivers his sincere appreciation to them on Veterans Day while at United States Army Garrison Yongsan, Nov. 11. - U.S. Army photo by Spc. Robert Porter
erations Iraqi Freedom, and other conflicts who lost their lives and for those still serving to procure freedom by fighting the war on terrorism. “This nation recognizes the sacrifices that families make as well and we thank you for your sacrifice,” said Obama. “On this day, we honor every man or woman that has worn the uniform of the United States of America. We salute all our heroes and we keep in prayer, those that are still in harm’s way. We recall acts of common bravery and selflessness, but we also remember that honoring those who serve is about more than the words we say on Veterans Day — See VETERANS DAY, Page 12 —

President recognizes military efforts, Korea’s progress after 60 years
reflection on the meaning of the Korean War. He recognized the steep challenges Soldiers faced in the bitter warfare. “By the end,” he said, “the fighting had sometimes devolved into trench warfare, waged on hands and knees in the middle of the night. “…One war historian said that while he believed Korea was ‘the greatest of all trials’ for American troops, their performance was ‘nothing short of miraculous.’”He also paid respects to U.S. Army veterans of the Korean War, as well as their Republic of Korea Army veteran counterparts present in the audience: “Sixty-two veterans of the Korean War have returned to be with us here today,” said the President. To them he said directly, “Gentlemen, we are honored by your presence. We are grateful for your service. The world is better off because of what you did here.” Obama made it clear that although some call the Korean War “forgotten,” that is a claim far from the truth. “We remember. We remember your courage. We remember your sacrifice. And the legacy of your service lives on in a free and prosperous Republic of Korea,” said Obama. He also marveled over how much the Korean people were able to strive after the war. “There are Koreans who can still remember when this country was little more than rice paddies and villages that would flood during monsoon season,” he said. “Not two generations later, highways and skyscrapers line the horizon of one of the most prosperous, fastest-growing democracies in all of the world. That progress has transfrom Page 1

formed the lives of millions of people.” Spc. Amanda Dyer from American Forces Network Korea, who came for story coverage, said she was lucky to get the chance to see President Obama. It was an honor to come see him. So many people wanted to come to this, but only so few got an opportunity, actually got tickets to come here, Dyer said. Staff Sgt. Robert Kilburn, 607th Air Communications Squadron, was surprised at the President’s dedication. “I think it is amazing. He took time out of his busy schedule, came to see us, and thanked us for our service,” he said. “I was amazed at the amount of detail he knew about the veterans. It’s a great day!” Seaman Apprentice Lindsie Spagnola from United States Forces Korea Public Affairs Office emphasized the importance of the President’s visit. “I think it is a very historical event considering the fact it is the 60th anniversary of the Korean War and the fact it is Veterans Day,” she said. “It is a great experience especially for those who came all this way from their homes to come to Korea for the 60th anniversary.” “It is truly an honor to host President Obama at Yongsan Garrison,” said USAG Yongsan Commander Col. William Huber. “Despite the G20, one of the largest meetings of its kind, it meant a lot to our Servicemembers that the President made it a point to salute them as their Commander-in-Chief. This will definitely be a Veterans Day to remember for so many of us here.” x [email protected] [email protected]

To honor the men and women in uniform, President Barack Obama takes time to meet with Servicemembers who have left family and friends behind to serve overseas, in observance of Veterans Day while at United States Army Garrison Yongsan, Nov. 11. - U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Kim Hyung-joon


By Sgt. Adriana Marin USAG Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON -Old Man Winter is here offering Servicemembers and their families plenty of opportunities to protect themselves from the bitter cold. As part of the Winter Weather Safety Campaign, here are some tips to help prepare for the plunging mercury. With every cold season brings the cold flu season. Get vaccinated and practice first-class habits: * Eat a well-balanced diet. * Get enough sleep. * Exercise regularly. Pets are also at risk from getting cold weather injuries. Protect them just as you would yourself. Do not let the winter cold keep you from enjoying the outdoors. Use utmost care when walking outside, there may be black ice on the sidewalks or streets that may go unnoticed: * Walk at a slower pace and take short steps to decrease the risk of losing traction. * Skidding vehicles are likely to be sharing the roads with pedestrians as well. Always be aware of your surroundings at crosswalks and stay clear from curves. * Walk against traffic to keep an eye on oncoming vehicles and wear reflective gear. In order to keep warm dress in layers: * Wear a hat, ear muffs and a scarf to


News & Notes
Post Office Holiday Hours Yongsan Main and South Post office will offer extended holiday hours starting Monday Nov. 29 through Saturday Dec. 18. Main Post Office opens Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. South Post Office opens Saturdays Dec. 11 through 18 mailing windows will be open 10 a.m. until 2p.m. Boy Scouts of America Eagle Dinner Boy Scouts are having a buffet fit to stuff soaring eagles for 2009 and 2010 Eagles, Scouters, and parents Dec. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Oasis Garden Room, Dragon Hill Lodge. Cost is $25 each. For more info, please contact Tom Brannon at [email protected]. Three Kingdom Inn Closure The Three Kingdom Inn dining facility building # 1533, Main Post is scheduled to undergo a major restoration project from December 1, 2010 through January 31, 2011. The 1st Signal Sports Café, building # S-1067, Camp Coiner will feed diners who normally subsist in the Three Kingdoms Inn DFAC. Additional DFAC buses will be provided. For more details, call at 738-7211/7214. Walker Center Reservations Reservations are required to stay at the Walker Center. Please email [email protected] for the required reservation form. Become a Facebook Fan The American Red Cross at USAG Yongsan now has its own Facebook page. Become a fan today and learn about upcoming events, find volunteer opportunities, view photos, and post your own comments. Just search for “American Red Cross USAG Yongsan”. Healthcare Advisory Council Please join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month to discuss how we can improve health care. The meeting is held at Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital Command Conference Room. For information, call 737-3045. Free Yoga Classes The classes are on Tuesday and Thursday - 8:30 a.m., 5:15 p.m. at Collier Field House/Hannam Gym, Saturday - 9 a.m. at Collier Field House, and Monday and Wednesday - 6 p.m. at Hannam Gym. For information, call 7364588. Club Beyond Club Beyond meets every Tuesday night from 6:30-8 p.m. in the South Post Chapel. The club is for students in 6th-12th grade. For information, call 010-5797-0631.
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Let’s hear some tips to help ourselves prepare for the freezing weather ahead

Protect most valuable asset against the bitter cold

Yongsan students, parents visit college fair
Attendees learn more about college options during Annual College exhibition
By Pfc. Hong Moo-sun USAG Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON - Dozens of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan students and parents visited the Seoul American Elementary School cafeteria Nov. 13 to get some information about colleges during the Annual College Fair. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated sponsored the yearly event to increase the college admissions acumen of students. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, founded in 1913 by 22 collegiate women at Howard University, is a non-profit Greeklettered sorority of college-educated women who perform public service and place emphasis on the African American community. Only 24 schools participated last year, but this year the number of schools jumped more than a hundred percent to 54. Students and parents walked around the booths from each college and asked questions about the colleges that piqued their interest. College representatives tried their best to explain their university in detail and emphasize their strong points.

(From left) Angie Miller, Diane Yang, and Betsy Chan cool down with a walk after Zumba class. Nov. 16. - U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adriana Marin

trap body heat effectively. * Choose mittens over gloves when possible. * Wear waterproof, insulated boots with rubber treads. “Garrison Yongsan and the Installation Management Command will ensure families are prepared and supported throughout their tours here in Korea,” said Garrison Commander Col. Bill Huber. “That means looking out for family and friends, planning ahead, and developing situational awareness.” Do not be caught off guard this cold season. Make healthy choices and be mission ready! x [email protected]

(Top) Yongsan students learn about admissions requirements from college representatives at the Seoul American Elementary School cafeteria Nov. 13. (Botton Left) Colorado State University representative provides information to one of Yongsan parents during a college fair, Nov. 13. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Hong Moo-sun
“One of my previous co-workers invited me to come out and participate. I wanted to come out and talk about my school. I believe in education,” said Skytina Felder-Jones, college representative of Norfolk State University. “The college fair provides information to students who want to go on to college and also provides insight into the process. I think it is very helpful and beneficial to the community as whole.” “My math teacher said if we participate in the college fair, it will help us get to know college and she would give us extra credit,” said Seoul American Middle School sixth-grader Maddison Abell. “I think it is actually pretty cool because I didn’t know that much about college and it gives me an idea. It helps me to get prepared.” Celeste Wilkerson, one of the chairs of the committee, thanked the community for support. “We started off doing it because we saw a need for it in the community. The need was to help our students do their best in their secondary location transitioning from high school to college. This will give them an opportunity to see different schools,” she said. “Without the help of the community, however, we truly would not be able to do anything that we are trying to accomplish today for the betterment of our students.” “Garrison Yongsan and the Installation Management Community supports all Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians with quality programs and safe communities that meet their needs,” said USAG Yongsan Garrison Commander Col. William Huber. “We are keeping our promise to make Yongsan a place where community members can thrive.” x [email protected]

NOVEMBER 19, 2010



Ways to celebrate Thanksgiving
By Cpl. Kim Hyung-joon USAG Yongsan Public Affairs
How will you celebrate Thanksgiving? Are you going to make turkey and all the trimmings? Or travel during the 4-day holiday? Find out what more than 5,300 Yongsan community members are talking about by becoming a USAG Yongsan Facebook Fan at! (Comments are kept in their original form)

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Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon comes to Yongsan
We are having a huge potluck and making a day of it. We have a lot of families coming and a few single soldiers and it is going to be a day filled with food, fun, and friends. Thanksgiving is a great day to just be with friends who tend to feel so much like family anyways.

U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon performs on Sims Field at Seoul American High School, Garrison Yongsan, Nov. 9. - U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Opal Vaughn By Sgt. Opal Vaughn USAG Yongsan Public Affairs
this time next year.” Despite the freezing cold, over 100 Servicemembers and their Families came out to support the Silent Drill Platoon as they performed on Sims Field at Seoul American High School, Nov. 9. “I thoroughly enjoyed the show,” said USFK Commanding Gen. Walter Sharp. “I’m glad to see that despite the cold weather people still came out.” The 24-man platoon performs calculated drill movements with a rifle and fixed bayonet. Everything they do is in silence, no cadence calling or commands given, just a rhythmic slap of the rifle. “I was actually selected for this coming out of infantry school,” said Lance Cpl. Moss, Silent Drill Platoon member. “The selection process can be difficult. I love serving in the Platoon, I think it’s an honor to represent the Marine Corps. My family supports me in everything I do, especially the Marine Corps.” x [email protected]

Ivy Rebar Hoyle
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We plan to get together with a lot of other families and have a holiday with our extended family here in Korea, complete with numerous turkeys and lots of good company.

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YONGSAN GARRISON - Precision timing, attention to detail and unwavering dedication, the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon is the blueprint of discipline. Members of the Silent Drill Platoon are among the best, handpicked to represent the Marine Corps. “We practice on a weekly basis probably about 90 to 100 hours. Every day, that’s what we do,” said Capt. Brian Wilson, Platoon Commander USMC Silent Drill Platoon. “Very rarely do we make mistakes. I couldn’t give you a guesstimated number - I would say that happens maybe one out of 100 times. It’s not something that happens often. I was selected to do this job but it’s an honor, it really is. I’ve been in charge for about three months, I just took over not too long ago and I’ll carry on until about

President Obama visits Yongsan on Veterans Day

Heading to Guam for the weekend with the family. Instead of cooking all day, we’ll be swimming, snorkeling, and fishing. We will be looking for some leftovers when we get back though.

Sheila Gober
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My husband put the invite out to his soldiers, like we always do, and we now have 31 people coming over for Thanksgiving dinner. I’ve never cooked for more than about 10, but I figure that it will all work itself out. I have 3 turkeys and a ham that I’m cooking. Christmas movies in one room for the kids, Harry Potter Marathon in the other room for the bigger kids and once the dishes are done, we are off to see #7.

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Thanksgiving story hour:
By Sgt. Opal Vaughn USAG Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON - “Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’ was always a big day. Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’ meant, of course, the Tappleton family: Mr. Tappleton, Mrs. Tappleton, Jenny Tappleton, Kenny Tappleton …,” began United States Forces Korea Commanding Gen. Walter Sharp reading from “Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’” by Eileen Spinelli. “And Grandmother and Grandfather Tappleton, and Aunt Hetta and Uncle Fritz, and most certainly, of course … the turkey and the trimmings.” Along with his wife Joanne, the Sharps visited Garrison Yongsan Main Post Library to read to children for the annual Thanksgiving Story Hour, Nov. 13. “I enjoyed the reading a lot, this is actually our first reading we just got here,” smiled Leanne Brown, spouse of Spc. Manuel Brown. “We transferred from Hawaii and prior to that we were at Fort Hood. We’re going to stay a while longer and let the kids enjoy that huge cake.” “Silly Tilly’s Thanksgiving Dinner” by Lillian Hoban, read by Joanne Sharp was also a hit with the kids. “I thought the reading was great. We come to the regular Friday preschool reading and also the Hannam or Memorial. It’s about how we treat our Veterans every day of the year. It’s about making sure they have the care they need and get the benefits they’ve earned when they come home. It’s about serving all of you, as well as you serve the United States of America. So I want all of you to know that when you come home, your country is going

United States Forces Korea Commanding Gen. Walter Sharp reads “Thanksgiving at the Tappletons” by Eileen Spinelli to start off the Thanksgiving holiday season at Garrison Yongsan Main Post Library, Nov. 13. Gen. Sharp and his wife Joanne also sat down with Servicemembers and their families to a traditional Thanksgiving meal after the reading. - U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Opal Vaughn

Sharp reads to children at Post Library in honor of holidays
reading so this is great – cake, t-shirts and a turkey, and to have different guest speakers and readers is great to get people out,” said Lori Hersch, spouse of Capt. Hersch, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Special Troops Battalion-Korea. The crowded room, filled with parents and their kids in arm – silent chatter in the background - tried with all their might to stay attentive as Sharp neared the end of the book. “And so, the Tappletons had their Thanksgiving dinner after all. Uncle Fritz’s stomach stopped rumbling, and Grandfather Tappleton ate enough ham and cheese sandwiches to feed six elephants,” said Sharp. “In fact, everyone had plenty to eat. But most of all, they had each other.” After the reading, refreshments of traditional Thanksgiving foods like turkey, stuffing, green beans and cranberry sauce were served to guests. “This Thanksgiving holiday remember the selfless sacrifice of those who have forged the path of freedom that we enjoy on a daily basis,” said Garrison Commander Col. Bill Huber. “Garrison Yongsan and the Installation Management Community thank you for all you do to make this truly the Assignment of Choice and a Community of Excellence! Happy Thanksgiving.” x [email protected]
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to be there for you. That is the commitment I make to you as Commander-inChief. That is a sacred trust between the United States of America and all who defend it’s ideas. “ In honor of our lost brothers and sisters in arms, we salute you and thank you - Happy Veterans Day! x [email protected]

NOVEMBER 19, 2010

New fitness program to standardize across services
By Maj. Maria Rouenna S. Yates Brian Allgood Army Hospital
YONGSAN GARRISON — The Department of Defense is working with the Veteran’s Administration on an initiative to standardize weight management across all services. The new Army MOVE! weight management and education program is part of this VA/DoD initiative to standardize weight management. This new standardized program will provide intensive multi-modal educational approaches that lead to weight loss, including medical nutrition therapy, physical activity, and cognitive/behavioral modifications. In addition, a multi-disciplinary approach to assessment, intervention and maintenance will be taken. Health care providers will now offer a tiered approach to weight management, to include self-help, individual counseling, and group support whenever possible. The MOVE! Program was endorsed by the DoD Obesity Clinical Practice Guideline Workgroup as part of the toolkit available for the DoD to execute the VA/DoD Obesity Clinical Practice Guideline. Army MOVE! provides a variety of online patient educational tools, handouts and classes provided in real-time. Soldiers that are deployed to Iraq



Defense Department works with Veteran’s Administration on weight management initiatives
Area III: Camp Humphrey Education Center – third Wednesday of the month, 1:303:30 p.m. Area IV: Camp Walker Education Center – second Wednesday of the month, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Once a Soldier has attended one of these classes, they may call the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital Nutrition Clinic at 737-5551 to schedule an individual appointment with the dietitian. As the nation grapples with an obesity epidemic, the impact on the military is evident. In support of the Service Member’s requirement to meet any contingency at home or abroad, weight management and education is fundamental to this process. Health and fitness are directly linked to the performance of today’s military and helps ensure mission requirements are met. Contact the Nutrition Care Team – Korea at DSN: 737-5521 or 737-5551 to book a class. The Off-post connector to a Korean DSN line is 0505. Send an e-mail to armymove@ to request your enrollment package. For more information on the Ultimate Warrior website, log on to your AKO > self-service > my medical> and register for the Army MOVE! x

and Afghanistan can access Army MOVE! Online from Army Medical Specialist Corps dietitians who can answer their questions while they teach the class in real time. Army dietitians are stationed throughout the Army Medical Command, including ones deployed overseas. Army MOVE! Online, which can be accessed from the Ultimate Warrior Website on Army Knowledge Online, is an additional tool that the Soldier has ready access to, in support of

weight management, health, fitness, and performance. Army MOVE! classes are offered throughout the Korean Peninsula: Area I: Camp Henry Education Center – first Wednesday of the month, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Area II: BAACH Dining Facility Maehwa Room – first Friday of the month, 1-3 p.m.


Mental Health:
By Elaine Wilson American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON — Young children from military families are more likely to seek mental and behavioral health care when a parent is deployed than when a parent is at home, a military study has concluded. Findings also show that children of married couples -- with the father as the servicemember -- are more likely to seek care than children with a married military mother or with a single servicemember parent, said lead researcher Navy Cmdr. (Dr.) Gregory H. Gorman, a staff pediatrician with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. The study, which included more than a half million children from active-duty families, will be published in the December issue of the journal “Pediatrics” and was posted on the journal’s website Nov. 8. From fiscal 2006 to 2007, a team of researchers examined the records of more than 642,000 military beneficiaries ages 3 to 8. They looked at all outpatient visits -- whether to military or civilian facilities -- billed to Tricare, the military’s health care system. They then matched those records up with parents’ deployment records. Compared to a baseline of care established prior to deployment, researchers found that military children are 11 percent more likely to seek care for behavioral and mental health issues during deployments than when the parent is at home, Gorman said. Gorman said he broke issues down into three categories: anxiety disorders; pediatric behavioral disorders, such as attention deficit disorder; and stress disorders, which include posttraumatic stress disorder and other types of stress reactions. The study indicated an overall rate increase of 15 to 19 percent within these categories, with rates of anxiety and stress disorders showing the highest increases. The findings substantiate what the military community has anecdotally known for a long time: deployments affect children. However, Gorman said, “It’s the first time ... we’ve quantified how it really affects children and how it affects the military community as a whole.” The findings are particularly significant when set against the backdrop of an overall decrease in medical visits for issues such as colds or routine care, Gorman said. The study indicated a 10 to 11 percent drop in visits for physical ailments while a parent was deployed, he explained. The drop in medical treatment makes sense, Gorman said, since the spouse is acting as a single parent. “They’re juggling a lot more responsibility, so perhaps the threshold for bringing a child in for a doctor’s visit may change,” he said. They may defer on routine visits, for example, until the parent returns from deployment, he said. Researchers also found distinctions based on a child’s age and a parent’s gender, and they noted a gradual in-



Children of deployed more likely to seek behavioral health care
were with civilian doctors, he said. Many civilian providers may not be aware of the unique stressors military children face or the resources available to help them, he added. “Hopefully, this will help to inform civilian pediatric providers,” he said. “They also need to be aware of the resources that they can call on for these families.” Gorman also said he sees a positive application among military providers. While the military has made great progress in addressing military children’s issues with deployment-cycle training and resources such as Military OneSource, the study can help in targeting training efforts for providers, specifically in the areas of recognition and prevention efforts for children, he said. He’d also like to see targeted interventions in the future, such as for children of female servicemembers, he said, as well as studies specifically aimed at children of the Guard and Reserve and teenagers. He also called for a closer look at individual diagnoses, such as attention deficit disorder. Overall, studies like this one add to the discussion of how the nation wages war, Gorman said. “It’s very important to take care of military beneficiaries,” he said. “It adds as much to preserving the fighting force as providing bullets and beans to the front lines.” It’s also the right thing to do, he said. “These are people we are sworn to take care of,” he said, “and we need to find exactly what they need.” x

crease in care-seeking rates as children increased in age. Gorman attributes this to older children’s wider array of emotional and behavioral responses. However, children’s gender didn’t seem to play a significant role, he said, with girls and boys experiencing the same impacts. However, gender did play a role among parents. Researchers found that when the caregiver back home was the mother, the mental health visit rates increased. However, if the caregiver was the father, less of an increase was seen, Gorman said. He also noted an increase in care for children of married servicemembers, as opposed to those of single servicemembers. Gorman chalked up these distinctions to recognition. Mothers typically are the primary caregivers, and may be more in tune with a child’s behavioral and mental health needs than the father, he explained. And, during a deployment, a child of a single servicemember may go to live with an extended family member or close family friend, who may not be as aware of the child’s behavioral norms, so is less likely to recognize variations, he added. “We probably underestimated [the increase] in those populations,” Gorman said. Gorman said he hopes the study will go a long way in helping to identify issues among military children and how to better address them, particularly among civilian providers. The study examined 6.5 million outpatient visits, of which two-thirds

Mind Power: Army holds course to help toughen soldiers’ mental strength
By Capt. Jay Taylor Eighth Army Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — “Suck it up, rub dirt on it and drive-on works sometimes,” said Sgt. 1st Class Eric Tobin, “I am a big fan of that. But sometimes it’s not enough.” Tobin, an instructor with an Army mobile training team, is here as part of a team teaching the first Master Resilience Trainer course in Korea. The Master Resilience Training course is one part of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, which Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said is designed to build a Soldier’s mental toughness to the same level as physical toughness. “In this era of persistent conflict we’ve found that the vast majority of Soldiers deploying have a positive growth experience because they’re exposed to something very difficult and they succeed,” said Casey in a recent address. “Our goal through Comprehensive Soldier Fitness is to ensure all Soldiers have the skills to grow and succeed.” Seventy-two Soldiers and civilians from across the peninsula participated in the 10-day training course designed to teach a variety of communication and coping skills to senior non-commissioned officers and officers identified by their command to be the subject matter experts for resilience training in their units. Master Resilience Training is an adaptation for the Army of the Positive Psychology Program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. A main premise of the training is to teach people how to identify internal thoughts and the link to feelings and behaviors. The Army program is divided into three phases - preparation, sustainment and enhancement. The first eight days are dedicated to teaching coping skills to participants so they can pass those skills to Soldiers in their units. The final two days are used to teach how to apply the skills during pre and post-deployment training, and goal setting and energy management. “We are an Army that has been at war for almost a decade and are constantly seeking to improve all dimensions of a Soldier’s well-being,” said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Sharon M. Mullens, a signal information officer for Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program. “It’s not just a focus on the Soldier’s physical aspect. Master Resilience Training seeks to enhance the social, family, emotional and spiritual dimensions.” All the skills are teachable and there is science to support the concept, said Bob Szybist, the civilian primary instructor for the training team. Szybist received his graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and worked with Psychologists Martin Seligman and Karen Reivich, leaders of the program at UPENN. “These are skills anyone can develop,” said Szybist. “The program goes beyond Soldiers; it reaches spouses and families.” Students were enthusiastic during the training, recognizing it as another tool for leaders to connect with Soldiers who are experiencing multiple stressors in their lives. MRT helps leaders recognize issues in Soldiers and offers new ways to deal with those issues in a healthy way. “As an Army, we are moving too fast, this training is a way to pump the brakes and get control of our tempo,” said Master Sgt. Michael Tribble, an operations sergeant major from Camp Red Cloud. “I thought at first this training was for young Soldiers but that’s not it at all. It’s for leaders to develop new ideas and fresh ways to communicate.” “How can I sign up for this course … absolutely perfect,” said Gen. Walter L. Sharp, commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea, as he visited with students during training, adding that the population of junior Soldiers in Korea is high. “That means you work doubly hard as a leader. These skills will help you be that leader.” Resilience training has recently been added to the Army’s list of Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills and the training will be incorporated into all levels of the officer and non-commissioned officer education systems. The training should be viewed as a career event, like marksmanship, said Tobin. The 2nd Infantry Division has embraced the training having more than 2,200 Soldiers already trained in resiliency. Staff Sgt. James R. Parham, an MRT instructor assigned to the 2nd ID, went to the initial training at UPENN in March and immediately began implementing the training program for the division. “Our goal is to have 90 percent of the force trained by June 1, 2011,” said Parham. “Our leadership embraces this training and we will easily reach this goal.” Korea is the third outing for the resiliency mobile training team. They recently completed training events at Fort Meade, Md., and Grafenwoehr, Germany. They are scheduled to complete training at several posts in the United States during the next year. “At the end of this training, students will have the knowledge to enhance resiliency and effectiveness as an individual … optimize performance, increase leadership skills, goal setting and mental toughness,” said Mullens. “Overall, students are learning vital skills that enhance resiliency and develop effectiveness as a leader.” x

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Area II Worship Schedule
Protestant Services


Area I Worship Schedule
Protestant Services
Collective Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Gospel Sunday Casey Stanley Chapel COGIC Sunday KATUSA Sunday Tuesday Chapel Tuesday Catholic Services/Mass Sunday Sunday Sunday 9 a.m. 12 p.m. 9:30 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel West Casey Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. Stone Chapel Stanley Chapel West Casey Chapel Warrior Chapel Crusader Chapel Hovey Chapel Memorial Chapel, 12:30 p.m. Camp

Area III Worship Schedule
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Area IV Worship Schedule
Protestant Services

Liturgical Sunday Traditional Sunday Contemporary Sunday Sunday Sunday Nondenominational Sunday Gospel Sunday Mision Pentecostal Hispana Sunday United Pentecostal Sunday

8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.

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

Collective Sunday Gospel Contemporary Church of Christ KATUSA Tuesday Korean Wednesday Catholic Services Mass M, W, T, F Sunday

11 a.m. 1 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel

Collective Protestant Sunday Church of Christ Gospel Contemporary Wednesday Friday KATUSA Tuesday Tuesday Catholic Services Mass Sunday

10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 5 p.m. 12:15 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Camp Carroll Camp Walker Camp Walker Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker

12:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

CRC Warrior Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel Casey Memorial Camp Hovey Chapel



Seventh-Day Adventist Saturday Episcopal Sunday

11:45 a.m. 9 a.m.

Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel

9 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

Camp Walker Camp Carroll

Catholic Services Catholic Mass Saturday Sunday Sunday M, W, T, F 1st Sat. Jewish Friday 5 p.m. 8 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 9 a.m. 7 p.m. Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel

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

Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact
USAG Yongsan Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffrey D. Hawkins: [email protected], 738-3009 Chaplain (Maj.) Terry E. Jarvis: [email protected], 738-4043 USAG-Humphreys Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) John Chun: [email protected], 754-7274 Chaplain (Maj.) Anthony Flores: [email protected], 754-7042 USAG-Red Cloud Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Suk Jong Lee: [email protected], 732-6169 Chaplain (Maj.) Alfred Grondski: [email protected], 732-6016 USAG Daegu Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Milton Johnson: [email protected], 764-5455 Chaplain (Capt.) Mike Jones: [email protected], 765-8991




By Arisae Ryu USAG Humphreys Public Affairs
HAENAM, Korea — Whether you’re the adventurous type, or just want to relax and unwind with your family, Haenam County, located in the far southwestern tip of Korea, has something for everyone. Although volumes have been dedicated to Haenam, I will focus on an exclusive number of attractions here. Haenam County has all the beauty of the countryside – breathtaking forests, mountains, valleys, and the complete benefits of a clean oceanic environment. As well as the people, the weather is very friendly too. Haenam is one of the warmest parts of Korea and it never falls below zero. And, because of the decent climate, a full range of wild foods grow here. Plus, the uncluttered seawater offers an abundant source of goodies. When I was about to enter university, my friends and I made a secret plan to go on a walking trip to Haenam, thinking it would be so cool to “walk” to the end of the peninsula. But unfortunately, it did not happen since some of the parents didn’t allow us. However, this past October,

Every October, Haenam County celebrates the Great Battle of Myeongryang Festival. This festival was designed after the famous battle, where Korean Admiral Yi Sun-shin, with only 13 ships remaining in his fleet, defeated a Japanese navy that had 133 warships and 200 support ships, more than 400 years ago. – U.S. Army photo by Mike Mooney

Uhangri Dinosaur Center and Park looks to be right out of Jurassic Park. Besides lifelike replicas of various dinosaur’s, fossils and footprints from more than 90 million years ago were discovered near there. – U.S. Army photo by Mike Mooney

Where nature meets history, culture
I finally got to visit Haenam through my internship program. About 250 of us from both Humphreys and Yongsan Garrison visited Haenam County during the Great Battle of Myeongryang Festival, held by Jeollanamdo Province. The festival is an annual event of both Haenam and Jindo, and was designed after this famous battle of Myeongryang more than 400 years ago. The Usuyeong area and the tourist resort have great significance for Koreans and to world history. One of Korea’s greatest admirals, Yi Sun-shin, with only 13 ships remaining in his fleet, defeated a Japanese navy that had 133 warships and 200 support ships, by using the strong currents of the Myeongryang straits. This remarkable victory can be relived at the Usuyeong tourist resort every October, where one can absorb the energy from the monuments and historic remains, while strolling carefree through the Myeongnyang Victory Park. Heard of Jindo dogs of Korea? These clever dogs are from just around the corner; you can literally cross the bridge from Usuyoung area. Jindo Island also provides lots of attractions. Vehicles can cross the bridge, except during the festival period. Traveling with children? Uhangri Dinosaur Center and Park has an

Flowers, whether grown for show during the festival, or growing wild in the surrounding fields, are abundant in Haenam County. – U.S. Army photo by Mike Mooney

Following the celebration of The Great Battle, there are traditional Korean dance and music performances. – U.S. Army photo by Peter Yu

appeal of its own and can make you the best parents. Dinosaur fossils and footprints from more than 90 million years ago were discovered here. If you want to go back in time and walk with the former rulers of the earth, Haenam is the place to go. Being in a wide grass field with the warm touch of the sunlight was just great. My favorite part at Uhangri was taking pictures with the enormous dinosaur statues all around the park. Not far away, there is a beach that has luxuriant old pine trees, fine sand, and gentle crystal waves. No, this isn’t something from a fairytale, it is Songho Swimming Beach located in Ttangkkeut, on the southern tip of Korea. It’s quite cold for these activities, but the gentle slopes make it an ideal place for swimming and camping. If you are not much of a beach person, don’t worry. Duryun National Park will be your alternative choice. An ancient temple visit, after a pleasant hike with cool breezes, followed with a cable car ride, will be just right for your taste. From cultural heritage, historical relics, great food of Jeollanamdo province, ancient temples and sculptures to high peaks, Haenam has them all. You can also visit the Haenam tourism web site at The website provides much of the information you will need, including lodging, fares, guide maps and even tour course. The only problem you’ll encounter is not having enough time to do everything. (Editor’s Note: Arisae Ryu, a student at Namseoul University in Cheonan, is currently an intern in the USAG Humphreys Public Affairs Office. While here, she is going to be writing about items in Korean culture that Americans might not usually hear about.) x

NOVEMBER 19, 2010




Seoul American High nabs volleyball championship
Girls’ team takes gold competing against international schools in Far East Tournament
By Rakendra Moore Morning Calm Contributor
YONGSAN GARRISON — The Seoul American High School girls’ volleyball team earned bragging rights at the Far East Tournament Championship Saturday by nabbing first place. This was the first time for the SAHS girls’ volleyball team to walk away from the Far East Tournament with gold and a charming conclusion to the career of their coach, Dennis Hilgar’s, after 31 years serving at the high school. The 2010 Far East Division 1 Volleyball Tournament was a six-day event with games starting Nov. 8 and ending with the championship game Saturday. There were 16 teams competing for gold from different areas including Japan, Guam, and the Philippines. The first few days of the tournament were intense with all the teams jostling for a lead. But by the end of the week, it was a nail-biting event. “It’s a great tournament” said Don Hedgpath, athletic director of SAHS. “We welcome all the teams, and we’re glad to be hosting the tournament.”



The Seoul American High School girls’ volleyball team prepares for the Quarter Finals Match Nov. 10 in the Far East Tournament held last week. The girls’ team took the championship for the first time in the history of SAHS. — Courtesy photo by Gary Cashman
This was also the first time that SAHS held the Far East Games on their turf. On the evening of Nov. 10, SAHS defeated Christian Academy Japan, which advanced them to the semifinals held Nov. 12 where they played against the American School in Japan, also known as ASIJ. “They’re good, they have heavy hitters and a good setter” said Adrianna Cruz, 16, who was from Notre Dame High School in Guam. That night, she said she was rooting for SAHS. However, she was not the only one from a different team supporting SAHS. Kathryn White, 16, from Christian Academy Japan was also cheering SAHS because she knew Hilgar was retiring. “He’s a really good coach … he did [well] with his team.” That night, SAHS won 25-23, 25-22 beating out their opponents and advancing to the final round. The opposing team’s supporters cheered non-stop in the finals: “And we’ll cheer to the last point! We’ve got a great team and we’re so proud of them.” Stated Treesa Hause who was there supporting Faith Academy, a team that took 2nd place in the tournament last year. The Championship Game held the crowd in suspense to the very last, with tension mounting to a point. There were five sets and each set was intense. “I think this is the most exciting game I’ve been to in years!” exclaimed Roselyn Nelson. SAHS almost won by taking the first three sets, but Faith Academy came in with a fierce comeback causing an ‘all out battle’ to the end. SAHS took victory in the fifth set. SAHS vs Faith Academy set scores were: 25-20, 25-15, 25-27, 12-25, and 15-4. At the final point members from the crowd rushed the court to congratulate the girls. “It’s just been … a tremendous tournament” said Hilgar. “The kids are fantastic”, he said of all the coaches and players involved. “As you can see, we’re great competitors but we are also good friends.” The awards ceremony followed the tournament. American School of Japan Mustang took 3rd place and Faith Academy Philippines came in 2nd. In the evening, there was a special banquet at the Dragon Hill Lodge for Hilgar where school officials expressed their gratitude for his 31 years of service. The Principle of SAHS, Richard Schlueter said Hilgar “obviously is a pillar for SAHS, for the student body, community, and faculty as well. He has always done a lot for SAHS.” Concerning the tournament, he added, “It was nice to see all the teams come together in one tournament.” However, Jacquaila Curry, a member of SAHS girls’ volleyball team, summarized Hilgar’s career best: “He’s one of the best coaches I’ve ever had.” x

Jackie Curry, Seoul American High School girls’ volleyball team player, competes in a Nov. 10 match in the Far East Tournament. — Courtesy photo by Gary Cashman

What every e-mail user needs to know about encryption
From 1st Signal Brigade IA Cell
YONGSAN GARRISON — Do you use the encrypted tool for sending e-mail? Do you know how? There are good reasons Defense Department e-mail has encryption options. Encrypting e-mail isn’t always necessary, but there are times when it is. Encryption provides protection for the information being sent. E-mails without encryption can be easily accessed and read by unintended recipients, but encryption prevents a message from being altered or understood by users without CAC credentials. Not all mail sent over non-secure email require encryption. Messages sent over the network are usually sent in plaintext which means anyone can read it unless the message is encrypted. When a message is encrypted it is sent over the network in an unread-

able format that only the intended recipient(s) can read. This is why when opening encrypted mail the recipient is required to type in their PIN number. Good examples of when to use encryption include messages that have Personal Identifiable Information such as date of birth or social security numbers and Sensitive Information such as movements or plans. But do not use encryption for every e-mail because there is an overhead associated with encryption. Now that you know when to encrypt e-mail, here are the steps to encryption: 1) When preparing to send a message, you should go the options box under the message tab. See the illustration on left. 2) Click on icon of the envelope with the lock in the top left corner. 3) Your message will now be encrypted when you send it. Note: If you do not see the encryption icon open the message options dialog box, click on Security Settings, and then check send encrypted. x

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NOVEMBER 19, 2010

By Mike Mooney Humphreys FMWR Marketing

Ceremony recognizes, fetes garrison awardees

Military Families celebrated



HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Military Family Month was celebrated with the second annual Families of the Year Family Covenant Recognition Ceremony, held in the Community Activity Center, here, Nov. 6. A total of 16 nominated Families were honored. A panel of community leaders waded through the nomination forms to select the Super Trio – the three Families judged to be the best of the best in the Area III Community. “We started Families of the Year last year as a combined event of Military Family Month and the Army Family Covenant,” said Suzanne James, Army Community Service director. “The ceremony gives the community an opportunity to nominate and salute those Area III Families that best exemplify what a Military Family can and should be. That’s the only qualification for nomination.” Nominated Families are asked to fill out a questionnaire and then endorsements are sought from the community. “We started gathering nominations in September,” James said. “And, for the second consecutive year, the nominees encompassed just about every unit at Humphreys, as well as every rank. There were some great Families nominated, and our panel of judges said it was really difficult to come up with the Super Trio.” The three Families selected were: The Black’s – Dathan, the Humphreys assistant fire chief, his wife, Billy and children Kaya, Kara and Corrie; The Ramsey’s – William, the Korea Correctional Facility first sergeant, wife Katie and children Morgan and Madelyn; and The Stelker’s – Ray, a captain assigned to Delta Company, 4th Attack Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, wife Jayme and children Caeleb, Alaura and Hailey. Each nominated Family received a 12 by 17 framed Family photo, as well as a free pre-Thanksgiving buffet, with the Super Trio also receiving a framed 24 by 36 Family photo and an Area III

The Stelker’s – Raymond, Jayme, Caeleb, Alaura and Hailey.

The Black’s – Dathan, Billy, Kaya, Kara and Corrie – were one of three Families selected as Families of the Year during the recognition ceremony, Nov. 6, in the Community Activity Center. – Courtesy photos by William Cottrell
MWR Value Book worth up to $1,000 in savings on Area III Family & MWR programs and activities. Two Families – Captains James and Michelle Medwick, of 618th Medical (Dental) and 3/2 General Support Aviation Battalion respectively, and 1st Sgt. and Sgt. 1st Class Walter and Leticia Taylor, of 3/2 GSAB – were repeat nominees from last year. The Black’s were the first civilian Family nominated in the two-year history of the Recognition Ceremony. “Civilian employees are an important part of the greater Army Family,” James said, “and it was great to see such an outstanding Family nominated.” Plans are already underway for next year’s ceremony and James encourages everyone to get involved. “One of this year’s nominees had already rotated before the ceremony,” she said, “but, that didn’t make their contribution any less noteworthy. We recognized the Family at the ceremony and will mail their Family photo to them along with our thanks.” This year’s nominees also included the Families of: Chief Warrant Officer 2 Gerard Acuna, Bravo Company, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion; Staff Sgt. Thomas Christian, Bravo Company, 3/2 General Support Aviation Battalion; Capt. Nikolas Folgert, Bravo Company, 4/2 Attack Aviation; 2nd Lt. Luis Garay, 501st Signal Company; Capt. Joseph Lilly, Bravo Company, 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion; Chap. (Capt.) Kyeong W. Nam, also of 3rd MI; Pfc. Steven Paul, 719th

The Ramsey’s – William, Katie, Morgan and Madelyn.
MI; Spc. Joel Rodriguez-Ortega, Charlie Company, 3/2 GSAB; Spc. Timon Taylor, 19th Adjutant General; Pfc. Peter Tuinei-Flora, 719th MI; and Sgt. 1st Class Nathanial Wood, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG Humphreys. x

Early Thanksgiving
HUMPHREYS GARRISON – About 15 members of the Child, Youth and School Services’ Middle School and Teen program get set to enjoy an early potluck Thanksgiving Day meal, at the Teen Center, Nov. 13. The Teen Center provided the primary meal and desserts, while some parents contributed their favorite holiday sidedishes. The next Teen Center holiday event is scheduled for Nov. 27 when they travel to Seoul’s Dongdaemun Market, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost for the trip is $5. The deadline to sign-up is Nov. 24. For more information, call 753-5614. – U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover


By Steven Hoover USAG Humphreys Public Affairs
HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Although the program comes off as something that you might see at a small playhouse theatre or comedy house in America, “Sex Signals” gets right to the point that sexual assault is a crime that just won’t be tolerated in society, especially in the military. As part of an early November tour, the two-person team of Kristen Pickering and Chris Beier played to three packed houses at the Post Theater, here, Nov. 10. The training comes in the form of an interactive play, where the two-person team involves the audience to get their points across. This performance is targeted towards Soldiers who fall within the 18 to 25 year old age demographic, regardless of rank. The purpose of this program is to educate Soldiers on sexual assault prevention and genderbased misconduct. The performers present scenarios to the audience and request feedback and participation, which they incorporate into the scenes. The result is humorous and engaging for the audience but also offers teaching opportunities. After each scenario, the performers discuss it with the Soldiers. “Consent is a verbal action of saying yes…Rape is sex without consent,”


News & Notes
Run, Chili Cook Off Set Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports will host the “Run on the Runway” Chili Cook Off 5K Run, Nov. 20, starting at 9 a.m. Registration for latecomers begins at 8 a.m., at Airfield Operations (Bldg. 819). Following the run, everyone is invited to the Alaska Mining Company parking lot for the 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off. Judging and naming of winners will begin around 1 p.m. For more information, call 754-3101. Postal Deadlines Announced The Humphreys Garrison Postal Service is readying for the upcoming holiday mailing season and would like to remind the community to mail early. Starting Nov. 26, and continuing through Dec. 18, patrons who need to mail five or more packages can make an appointment to mail them from 9 to 9:30 a.m., by calling 753-6563. Volunteers are also needed. If interested, contact Sgt. 1st Class Yvonne Sims at 753-7554 or e-mail yvonne. [email protected]. Middle School/Teen Events The USAG Humphreys Middle School/Teen program offers a trip, just in time for holiday shopping, to Seoul’s Dongdaemun Market, Nov. 27, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost for the trip is $5. The deadline for sign up is Nov. 24. For more information, call 753-5614 or visit Bldg. 427, just down from the Fire Station near housing. Volunteer Instructors Needed Child, Youth and School Services’ SKIES Unlimited Instructional Program is in need of qualified volunteers to teach piano classes and tutor in the subjects of Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry and SAT prep. If interested or for more information, please call 753-8274. ACS, EEO Offer Class Army Community Service, in partnership with Equal Employment Opportunity, will conduct the following workplace professional development seminar, which is open to all community employees and volunteers, Dec. 13, starting at 11:30 a.m., in Bldg. 311 – Self Care for the Helping Professional: This course features learning self care to prevent burnout. Qualities such as nurturing, caretaking and empathy are mainstays of the helping professions, however, there are also personal costs of caring. Bring your lunch and enjoy. For more information, call 753-3103. OB Orientations Scheduled Pregnant Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians are invited to attend the Obstetrics (OB) Orientation Dec. 3, in the Super Gym, starting at 9 a.m. For information, contact Capt. Jamie Neumann at 753-8122 or Stacee Roberts, of New Family Support, at 753-6287.

Soldiers get the sexual assault ‘signal’
Beier told the audience in the more serious portion of the show. “Gaining consent is crucial to prevent misunderstanding, a rape accusation or worse.” Since more than 80 percent of sexual assault victims are assaulted by people they know, the creators of “Sex Signals” said they felt there was a need to address the issue at its root. The performance is slightly different each time, based on audience participation. The improv-style play was originally developed to perform for college students. “It almost seems like they were stationed here,” said Pfc. Andrea Vasquez, assigned to the 19th Adjutant General Company (Postal), about the performers. “I like the way they involved the audience and used comedy to attack a very serious subject. Their scenarios were pretty realistic when they were describing how guys approach women.” Catharsis Productions has developed and produced specialized versions of “Sex Signals” for each branch of the military, and consults with representatives from each branch in a conscientious effort to reflect the military jargon, customs, and courtesies of that particular branch of service within a customized script. Each program also incorporates the core values of the specific military branch, and uses these principles to empower military personnel to be allies in sexual assault prevention. The audience response to these customized programs has been overwhelmingly positive, according to Beier. Besides making presentations to the troops, various military versions of “Sex Signals” have been presented as a keynote performance at Sexual Assault Prevention conferences. x [email protected]

Kristen Pickering and Chris Beier, educators from Catharsis Productions, act out a scene during their “Sex Signals” performance, Nov. 10, at the Post Theater. This particular scene is that of a dating couple headed home after participating in the training. – U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover

Humphreys’ Women win hoops tourney
By Mike Mooney Humphreys FMWR Marketing

HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Winners of three consecutive PostLevel Women’s Basketball crowns, the Humphreys Lady Dawgs took their first step towards a fourth-consecutive title, rolling through the competition to win the Korea-wide Post-Level Women’s Pre-Season Basketball Tournament, Nov. 14, in the Super Gym. Meanwhile, the Osan Defenders marched through the men’s competition to become the team to beat in the coming season. Humphreys topped Yongsan 6752 in the women’s final – a bit more difficult than when the two teams met in the Winner’s Bracket finals. Humphreys prevailed 69-33 in that first meeting. The Lady Dawgs also dumped Kunsan 73-38 on their way to the finals. There are six teams in the Women’s Post-Level League this year – Humphreys, Yongsan, Casey, Kunsan, Osan and Daegu. Osan won four games on the way to the Men’s title, topping Yongsan 65-57 in the finals. The Defenders also topped Daegu 94-67, Humphreys 72-62 and Yongsan 75-56 to reach the finals. Yong-

The Humphreys Lady Dawgs, the three-time league defending champion, let Korea know that it was out for a fourth consecutive title, during the Korea-wide Post-Level Women’s Pre-Season Basketball Tournament, which concluded Nov. 14. Humphreys defeated Yongsan in the final, 67-52. – U.S. Army photo by Lonnie Herring
san edged Casey 59-53 in the Loser’s Bracket finals to earn the rematch with Osan. There are eight teams in this year’s Men’s League – Osan, Yongsan, Casey, Humphreys, Kunsan, Suwon, Red Cloud and Daegu. x

NOVEMBER 19, 2010

6-52 builds relationships with college students
By 1st Lt. Austin Liu 6-52 Air Defense Artillery
SUWON AIR BASE — For many local college students in Korea, American Soldiers often seem distant and perhaps even strange. But, during a two-day cultural exchange program, here, Oct. 28 and 29, 30 college students from the greater Suwon area, got a different impression of the Soldiers from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment. During the program, Korean students and Soldiers shared their opinions on current events, popular culture, and their favorite pastimes as they toured together some of Korea’s most famous cultural sites, such as Yongin Folk Village and Gyeonggi Museum, while enjoying traditional Korean food such as bulgogi and kimbap. It did not take long for everyone to realize that despite the different facial features and skin color, Koreans and Americans shared many common interests and points of view. “I am surprised at how kind and friendly the U.S. troops are,” said Jeon Hey-ryen, a freshman sociology student from Kuming University, “they are almost like my younger brothers and sisters at home.” The experience was shared by the American side as well. “When I first came to Korea, I was a little intimidated to step out of the post and experience the culture,” said Spc. Zachary Gleiter, of Headquar-



Specialist Zachary Gleiter, of Headquarters Battery, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, gets a taste of the Korean traditional judicial system at Yongin Folk Village, Oct. 29. Gleiter and other U.S. Soldiers spent the day with about 30 Suwon-area college students. – U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Austin Liu
ters Battery, 6-52 ADA, who is a native of Wynona, Minn. “Everything just seemed so different.” For Gleiter, this trip opened his eyes to a side of Korea that he has never experienced. “Now, I see that the folks we are here to protect are very much the same as us,” he said, “and, I really look forward to get to know them better.” Jeon agreed. “We [Korean students] sometimes have a prejudiced view of the American military due to the media portrayal, but now I have a more positive view of the U.S. Forces and I will definitely go back to my university and encourage more exchange programs such as this in the future.” x

Dining Facilities ready to serve Thanksgiving meals
USAG Humphreys Public Affairs
HUMPHREYS GARRISON — For those who haven’t decided if they want to cook a Thanksgiving meal and aren’t sure where to go, the dining facilities throughout Area III and Humphreys Garrison offer an inexpensive option. Dining facilities, here and at Suwon Air Base, are offering the holiday meal for Soldiers, guests and visitors. The hours on Nov. 25 will be: Talon Café (Bldg. S-2097), 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade: Breakfast, 7 to 8 a.m.; Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner, 4 to 5 p.m. Provider Grill (Bldg. S-743), 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion: Breakfast, 6 to 7 a.m.; Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner, 4 to 5 p.m. Red Dragon Inn (Bldg. S-1291), 501st Military Intelligence Brigade: Breakfast, 7 to 8 a.m.; Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner, 4 to 5 p.m. 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment Dining Facility (Bldg. S-2115): Breakfast, 7 to 8:30 a.m.; Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Meal card holders will not be charged for their meals. Guests and visitors will be charged $7 and Family Members of Soldiers, specialist and below, will be charged $5.95 for the lunch meal. x

Scout program focuses on bullying
By Courtney Ouellette Special to The Morning Calm
HUMPHREYS GARRISON — The Girl Scouts of Humphreys Garrison united to learn how to prevent and stop bullying here, Nov. 5, in the Post Theater. The program, called the Chrissa Project, is focused on girls in second to fifth grade, and although the program was sponsored by the Girl Scouts, it was open to all girls in the community in these grades. The Chrissa Project comes from the American Girl series. The program began with each participant receiving goodie bags filled with pamphlets and fun ways to learn about bullying. Then the girls welcomed two guest speakers — Hannah Klein, the Army Community ServiceFamily Advocacy program specialist, and Candace Teska, a Military Family Life consultant — who gave them advice and encouragement. The girls were then split into groups by age. With each group was an assigned leader, all of whom were Cadette Girl Scouts from either Humphreys Garrison or Osan Air Base. They spent the morning watching the movie “Chrissa Stands Strong,” about being bullied when you are the new kid in town. According to Billy Black, the overseas committee chair, “The video was an essential piece to the program. I think some (girls) realized that they were being bullied without even knowing it.” For lunch, the participants enjoyed pizza provided by the Girl Scouts. Afterwards, the girls split back into groups and were led through a series of stations run by volunteers from the community. At these stations, the girls learned: how to stand strong against bullies; the difference between telling and tattling; apologies and second chances; being a good bystander; being a friend; working together to make a difference; and more. At the end of the day, all of the girls took a pledge to Stand Strong against bullying; each then signed the pledge. As girls checked out for the day they were given the book Stand UP for Yourself, from American Girl, to take home and continue learning with their parents. “With bullying being such an issue on our school grounds, playgrounds, and in our neighborhoods, this was the perfect avenue in sharing what it is and how to recognize it,” Black said. x

The Chrissa Project, sponsored by the Humphreys Garrison Girl Scouts, in the Post Theater, Nov. 5, was focused on helping girls in second through fifth grade to understand what bullying is and how to stop it. – Courtesy photo by Courtney Ouellette




NOVEMBER 19, 2010

Gavle assumes command of USAG Daegu
By Philip Molter USAG Daegu Public Affairs
DAEGU GARRISON — Col. Kathleen A. Gavle assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Daegu in a ceremony hosted by the Commanding General of Installation Management Command Korea, Brig. Gen. David G. Fox, at Camp Walker’s Kelly Fitness Center here today. “We simply could not be blessed with a better officer to take command,” said Fox. “Kathleen, we look forward to you taking USAG Daegu into the future and wish you all the best.” Gavle explained to the assembled guests that this tour in Korea feels like a homecoming for her. “I attended Junior High and early High School in Seoul, and then served two tours with the 2nd Infantry Division in the 1990s,” she said. “I have witnessed some of Korea’s impressive history and change over three decades, and I look forward to introducing my husband and daughter to the Land of the Morning Calm.” Gavle’s family will join her here in Daegu once the current school year is completed. “USAG Daegu has an outstanding reputation for excellence, clearly the hallmark of caring and dedicated professionals,” Gavle said. “The unit’s mission is challenging and critical to the concept of the ROK-U.S. alliance for the peninsula. I look forward to being a part of such a committed team as we continue the progress towards making USAG Daegu and Area IV one of the Army’s two strategic and enduring hubs, and I pledge my best efforts to the entire community – Military, Civilian, U.S. and Korean – in making it a place you can truly call home.” Gavle comes to Daegu following a tour as the Executive Officer for the Army G-2, Lt. General Richard Zahner, at the Pentagon, Washington D.C. Besides those previous tours in Korea, a tour with the 3rd ID at Fort Stewart, Ga., included deployments to Operation Joint Forge in Bosnia and with the 103 Military Intelligence Battalion and as commander of the Special Troops Battalion deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Other stops include Joint Task Force North at Fort Bliss, Texas, and the U.S. Army war College in 2008. Gavle’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with oak leaf cluster), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), the Combat Action Badge, and the Parachutists Badge. She is also a recipient of the Knowlton Award, presented for significant contribution to the promotion of Army Intelligence. x



Tour of Cheonan vessel a sobering reality for U.S., KATUSA Soldiers
Story and photos by Pfc. Jang Bong-seok USAG Daegu Public Affairs
DAEGU GARRISON — Around the Korean peninsula, almost every Wednesday is dedicated to KATUSA training, regardless of where they’re stationed. Ever y now and then, however, there is a break away from the standard routine. Such a break came Nov. 3 when some KATUSAs from U.S. Army Garrion Daegu and Area IV and a few invited U.S. Soldiers, had an opportunity to travel to Pyongtaek, for a visit to 2nd Fleet Command. This trip marked the commemoration of the Yeonpyeong sea battle and the Sailors who died in the sinking of the ROKS Cheonan (PCC-722), March 26, 2010. The day-long visit began with a documentary that was as humbling as it was informative. Few members of the general public are aware of the heroic and dedicated efforts of the personnel that served onboard during the Yeonpeong sea battle. The documentary highlighted the actions of one Sailor, who always set the standard for his subordinates. He was a petty officer 1st class, who was soon to be promoted to Chief Petty Officer. For the Navy it is important to hold the ship’s rudder steady because at any moment a loss of the steering could cause the ship to head to North Korea. Sadly, when the ship was hit, that same Sailor was fatally injured. Even so, he never let go of the helm wheel, which controls the rudder. When the

KATUSAs and U.S. Soldiers pose for a photo in front of the ROKS Cheonan (PCC-722) — U.S. Army photo
rescue team arrived, the patriot had died—but his hands remained firmly at the wheel. He never let go. Beside him lay others who on that day had made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The documentary was riveting. When it had ended, everyone was led to where Cheonan is currently displayed. At first sight, the damaged vessel seemed too much to behold. It was corroded, and cut into two sections. KATUSAs and U.S. soldiers alike were in a state of awe. It would be difficult to imagine how anyone could have survived. Translators explained to the U.S. Soldiers the events surrounding the sinking of Cheonan. The detailed briefing was, for everyone on the tour, an eye-opening experience. For Pfc. Chang Ki-wha, the experience was sobering. “During KATUSA training I heard about the Cheonan incident, but actually having a chance to see the ship, helped me to better understand why I am a KATUSA, and the importance of the U.S. and Korea alliance. “This was also a great opportunity for KATUSA Soldiers to know why they must do their best to accomplish given duties, and be proud of being military ambassadors working with U.S. Soldiers. I recommend more U.S. Soldiers come out and see the Cheonan ship. It is my personal hope that this may be a good opportunity to realize the current security tension in this country as well as to prepare against North Korean provocation and construct and maintain a healthy relationship between Korea and United States,” he said. x

ROKS Cheonan (PCC-722), on display in Pyongtaek, shows some of the damage incurred during its sinking in March, 2010. — U.S. Army photo

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News & Notes

Retiree Appreciation Day is Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Community Club. The Exceptional Family Member Program The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) offers respite care to anyone who is enrolled in the EFMP and meets the criteria. They provide the funds for you to be able to leave that family member with a caregiver, and use the Child Development Center for hourly care. Call 053-470-8329/768-8329 for more information. Camp Carroll Paint Ball Range Call 765-7484 or stop by the Camp Carroll Community Center to make a reservation. Reservations can be made a minimum of one week in advance. Special Thanksgivings Buffet Thursday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet with all the trimmings. Call Evergreen Community Club at 764-4060 for more information. Matting & Framing Class Instruction will be provided the Arts & Crafts Center upon request and during normal operation hours. For more information call 764-5692 Financial Counseling Services Financial counseling for soldiers and family members with emphasis on managing personal finances and tracking spending habits. Development of a personal financial plan, retirement plan, and college saving plan. For more information call 768-8127 or 768-7112 for ACS, financial readiness program manager. Country & Western Night Can you stay on for 8 seconds. Bull riding contest. Friday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. at Hilltop Club. Prizes awarded to the top riders. Call 764-4985 for more information. 2010 Army Photography Contest What does the world look like through your lens. Categories are people, nature & landscapes, animals still life, design element, digital darkroom, military life, and monochrome. Call the Camp Walker Arts & Crafts Center at 764-6592 for more information. Retiree Appreciation Day Camp Walker USAG Daegu pauses to recognize our retirees Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Club. Flu shots, blood pressure and cholestorol checks, and free lunch! Tour to Independence Hall Memorial Museum Saturday, Nov 27, departing the Camp Walker commissary parking lot and camp carroll at 8 a.m. Call 765-8325 for more information.

Any soldier or authorized ID cardholder can visit DFAC and enjoy delicious foods and fresh salads Thanksgiving and everyday after. — U.S. Army photo

Camp Henry DFAC stirring up a memorable meal for Thanksgiving
Story and photos by Yoon Bo-weon USAG Daegu Garrison Chaplain
DAEGU GARRISON — It seems like everyone is slowly but surely getting into the holiday spirit, and it looks like it’s no different for the USAG Daegu and Area IV community. The Camp Walker PX has its Christmas tree up, and banners regarding Christmas gift wrapping, and shopping trips are on the rise—and that’s all before Thanksgiving. Not to be outdone, those looking forward to the festive Thanksgiving holiday aren’t holding back on their excitement over the day of feasting with friends and family. For those Soldiers who can’t be home this year, however, there’s no reason to fret. One place in particular, is whipping up a lot of mashed potatoes and yams in anticipation of some very hungry visitors. According to Staff Sgt. Alvin Johnson, Asst. Mgr. HHC USAG Daegu Dining Facility (DFAC), “Last year the DFAC had close to 300 Soldiers to show up for the Thanksgiving meal. We’re planning on that same kind of turnout this year, as well. It’s nice to prepare meals for so many people. It’s our way of making people happy, and it’s their way of feeling connected to something that’s a pretty huge American tradition…Thanksgiving.” The DFAC manager said that preparations for the holiday feast involves a lot of work, but it’s worth it in the end. “Regardless of the season, we should make the Soldiers always feel proud and satisfied with the service we provide at the DFAC. It’s because we

really do care about them that we do our best when preparing the ingredients for everything from pastries to vegetables,” commented Johnson. This year’s DFAC Thanksgiving meal will be served Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., on Camp Henry. Meals for Soldiers E4 and below will be at the affordable cost of $5.95. A fee of $7.00 for others will be charged. Roast turkey, ham, roast beef, steamed rice, shrimp, salad, and a host of other mouth-watering Thanksgiving favorites will make up the menu. “We’re hoping this Thanksgiving will be a great one for everyone. We especially want to make those who can’t be home, to feel like we brought a little taste of home to them. It’s a great time to be with friends and it’s a great time to reflect on our many blessings,” Johnson said. x

Habits: Do they control you or do you control them?
By Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Milton Johnson USAG Daegu Garrison Chaplain
DAEGU GARRISON — Dr. John Maxwell, from Enjoy Life Ministries in Bonita, Calif., wrote the following: “ You may know me. I’m your constant companion. I’m your greatest helper; your heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I’m at your command. Half the tasks you do might as well be turned over to me. I’m able to do them quickly, and I’m able to do them the same every time, if that is what you want. I’m easily managed; all you have to do is be firm with me. Show me exactly how you want it done and after a few lessons I’ll do it automatically. I am the servant of all great men and women; of course the servant of failures too. But I work with all the precision of a marvelous computer, with the intelligence of a human being. You may run me for a profit, or you may run me to ruin; it makes no difference to me. Take me. Be easy with me and I will destroy you. Be firm with me and I will put the world at your feet. Who am I? I’m habit” In the Bible, Daniel 6:10 states: “Now when Daniel learned the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God as he had done before!” Like Moses, choose rather to suffer than to enjoy the pleasure of sin for a season; Like Daniel, commune with God at all times; Like Job, be patient under all circumstances; Like Caleb, and Joshua, refuse to be discouraged because of superior numbers; Like Gideon, advance even though my friends are few; Like Aaron and Hur, uphold the hands of my leaders with prayer and practical support; Like Andrew, strive to lead my brothers and sisters to God; Like Stephen, express a forgiving spirit toward all who seek my heart; Realizing that I cannot hope to achieve those objectives from my own strength. I shall rely upon the power of God, for I can do all things in Him who strengthens me. We all have habits. Some are good and some are not so good. Habits should help build us up and not tear us down. Take a few moments to examine the habits you have. Are there some that control you? Are there some that hinder your relationship with God? Are there some you have been meaning to start and have not? After you take this habit inventory, ask God for courage and will power to discard those habits you do not need and begin the ones you do need. VICTORY STARTS HERE! x

Daniel had a habit of prayer. Earlier in the book of Daniel we learn that out of habit Daniel listened to God and ate things that were good for his body. Listen to the following concerning habits: Like Paul, I shall forget those things that are behind and press forward; Like David, lift up mine eyes unto the hills whence cometh my help – help comes from the Lord; Like Abraham, trust implicitly in my God; Like Enoch, walk in daily fellowship with my heavenly father; Like Jehoshaphat, prepare my heart to seek God;

NOVEMBER 19, 2010



Retiree appreciation has special meaning for area veterans

Retirees who once served across the Korean peninsula, along with a few other smiling faces, had a Veterans Day to remember when they stood shoulder to shoulder with the President of the United States, Barack Obama during his recent visit to Korea. — U.S. Army photo

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Hawaii arrives in Busan

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) passes Oryukdo Island, in background, as she arrives in Busan for a routine port visit. Oryukdo translates to “five of six” because the height of the tide determines how the rocks are separated at the waters surface. — U.S. Navy photo Lt. Jared Apollo Burgamy

Cmdr. Steve Mack, commanding officer of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776), is greeted by the daughter of a Republic of Korea Navy senior chief petty officer following Hawaii’s arrival at the ROK Naval Base in Busan, Republic of Korea. — U.S. Navy photo Lt. Jared Apollo Burgamy

Sailors from the ROK Navy Band perform the Dixieland Strut as the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) is positioned along the pier as she arrives in Busan for a routine port visit. Hawaii, homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is conducting this port visit as part of her regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. This is the first time a Virginia-class submarine has visited the Western Pacific. — U.S. Navy photo Lt. Jared Apollo Burgamy





졸업후, 미국과 한국을 오가며 고등학교 시절을 보냈으며 그 후 1990 년 대에 두번째 Infantr y Division을 위해 두가지 투 어 를 하 기 위 하 여 한국으로 돌아왔습니다. 저는 “the pen”을 위해 몇일 동안 한국에 있었으며 제가 본 것에 대해 굉장히 크게 감명을 받았습니다. 우리나라와 우리의 강력한 동맹국인 한국과 함께 할 수 있는, 예를 들어 활발한 교류와 상호관계 같은, 기회를 얻은 것에 대해 너무나도 감사하게 생각합니다. 그것이 우리의 임무 동반자인 19 지원사 요원들이나, 한국에서의 근무 정상화 현실과 함께 증가하는 가족원들의 숫자와 더불어 포항의 해병요원 또는 진해와 부산의 해군 요원들, 기타 오산,군산,대구의 공군 요원들을 포함한 제4지역의 모든 요원들에 대한 최고의 지원을 제공하기 위한 지속가능한 하나의 전략적 축 으로 대구 기지 사령부를 지속적으로 형성해 가고 발전 시키기 위한 우리의 노력에 동참하기를 우리는 진정으로 기대합니다. 저는 친절함과 전문성으로 평판이 좋은 곳에 제가 와있다고 생각합니다. USAG 대구가 2009년 Army Community of Excellence Bronze a w a rd 에 서 상 을 탄 것 이 우연이 아니라는 것을 압니다. 진정한 의미에서 우리는 이 성공들을 앞으로도 계 속 하 여 발 전 시 켜 나갈것을 약속합니다. 제가 캠프 핸리,조지,워커, 캐롤, A’po 에 있는 DRMO, 부산 보관소, 부산 Pier 8, 그리고 나머지 A re a I V 로 부 터 나 갈 때 에 계속해서 여러분을 뵙길 바랍니다. 부끄러워 하지 마세요. 전 여러분이 어떤 생각을 하는지, 또 대구가 더 나아지기 위해 무엇을 해야 할지 알고싶으니까요. 물론, 우리 ‘고향’의 ‘주민들’에게 변화를 가 져 오 게 하 기 위 하 여 권한을 부여하는 가장


대구 기지 사령관
좋은 방법들 중에 하나는 “군인 가족 행동 계획” 입니다. 이번 화요일에 캠프 워커 교회에서 열릴 A FA P 회 의 에 참 석 할 것이고 당신들의 생각들을 듣기 위해서 그날 중으로 돌아올 것입니다. 당신을 위한 토론장인 A FA P 를 통 해 저 에 게 말 하 십 시 오 . 무 엇 이 당신에게 중요하고 잘못된 것이 있다면 어떻게 고쳐야 하는지를 말 해 주십시오. 이것은 이러한 세가지 핵심 질문에 대해 대답하는 좋은 방법 입니다 : 우리가 지금 올바른 것을 하고 있을까요? 혹은 우리가 그것을 올바르게 하고 있을까요? 그리고 우리가 놓친 것은 무엇일까요? 저는 이러한 좋은 단체를 이끌 특권이 저에게 주어진 것에 대해서 자랑스럽게 생각합니다. 저즌 이미 저 희 공 간 에 훌 륭 한 팀과 함께하고 있으며 여러분들의 도움, 그리고 우 리 가 함 께 다 가 올 도전들을 잘 맞이할 수 있을꺼라고 확신합니다.

Kathleen A. Gavle 대령 대구 기지 사령관
안녕하세요. 군인,시민, 가족, 한국인 직원 그리고 전 미 군 그 리 고 A re a I V 가족 여러분. 한국, 여기 대구에 돌아 오게 되어 얼마나 기쁜지 말로 할수 없습니다.저는 모닝캄을 발간하는 이 영역이 낯설지 않다는 것을 당신은 알수도 모를수도 있습니다. 전 서울에 위치한 중학교

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