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Volume 5, Issue 27

Area II Soldiers attend 2007 Motor Show in Seoul
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April 27, 2007

Area III Chief Warrant Officer breeds Derby contender
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CIO hosts LandWarnet conference
By James M. Hancy
Regional Chief Information Office

Soldiers from 1-68th display moves to local area crowd
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The Network Enterprise Technology Command Regional Chief Information Office - Korea conducted a three-day LandWarNet training conference at Yongsan, Seoul, Korea April 17-19, co-sponsored by the Signal Corps Regimental Association. About 150 information technology specialists both Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians participated in the training. The purpose of the conference was to train key IT personnel on the latest tactics,

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Funding needs prompt Army constraints
Special to The Morning Calm Weekly
Army News Service

The Army remains determined to do whatever necessary to execute its mission: defending the nation and prosecuting the war on terror while ensuring uninterrupted support to the Families of our deployed Soldiers. With the Fiscal Year 2007 emergency supplemental for funding operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, and requirements associated with the Global War on Terror, still under Congressional review, the Army will slow spending and the Department of Defense will move funds from other accounts to the Army, Army officials announced April 16. In order to stretch the money it has, the Army will tell commanders to slow spending in certain areas so that war related activities and support to Families can continue. Beginning in mid-April, the Army will slow the purchase of repair parts

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Sgt. Fernando Morales, Company C, 1-68th Medical Battalion shows his style to the delight of the Koreans and his fellow Soldiers. What was supposed to have been a dance performance by a group of Korean professional Hip-Hop dancers, turned into a friendly Break-dance challenge when a group of amateur Soldier B-Boys jumped into the action to become part of the show at Camp Humprey’s Garrison April 20.


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The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply the guilt or innocence of any person. Area I Larceny of Government Property, Wrongful Transfer of Duty Free Goods, Conspiracy, Evasion of Custom Acts, Preliminary investigation revealed that an AAFES Security Manager conducted an inspection of the CRC Shoppette wherein approximately 1,377 cases of beer were missing. A review of the cash register transactions for April 11, reflected $3,790 in total sales, however a subsequent cash count revealed there was $4,912 contained in the register. The overage amount of $1,121 was due to money being placed in the register to cover diverted items; however, the employees had not yet conducted “Ghost Sales” on the register to reflect a transaction. AAFES security manager was interviewed and related that Subject 1 admitted to creating “Ghost Sales” to account for shortages in the store. Subject 1 further stated Subject 2 made adjustments to the store inventory to account for items that were missing. AAFES security manager further related that a Subject 3 was present at the store during the “Ghost Sales” and was diverting property. The overall suspected amount is $25,566. The investigation continues by CID and KCS, with CID as lead agency. Area II Shoplifting, False Official Statement, AAFES Security observed Subject 1, Subject 2 and Subject 3, via CCTV, removing two Gameboy DS Lites, one picture card and one Nintendo DS video game from the display, concealing them on their persons, and leaving the store without rendering proper payment. AAFES Security detained Subject 1, Subject 2 and Subject 3 and escorted them to the AAFES Security Office, where Subject 1 and Subject 2 surrendered the Gameboy DS Lites, Nintendo DS game and picture card. After reviewing the CCTV security tape, Subject 1, Subject 2 and Subject 3 admitted to the offense. All merchandise was released back to AAFES. Subject 1’s, Subject 2’s and Subject 3’s RCP’s were retained. The value of the items totaled $344. This is a final report. Area III Shoplifting, Subject 1 was observed, via CCTV, by AAFES Security removing a lip liner pencil and concealing it on her person. Subject 1 then left the Camp Humphreys Main PX without rendering proper payment. Subject 1 was detained by AAFES Security. Subject 1 admitted to the offense. The property was returned to the AAFES and Subject 1’s RCP was not retained. This is a final report.

Bell Sends # 24-07...
...Message on USFK Anthrax vaccinations
The Deputy Secretary of Defense and who are at occupational risk from the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel anthrax bacteria; the vaccine has a welland Readiness announced a plan to resume documented track record for preventing Anthrax immunizations for Department of this extremely lethal disease. Defense employees and DoD contractor The anthrax vaccine is the most personnel. Under this plan, all active-duty effective means available today to protect servicemembers, emergency-essential and our forces. The immunization requires six equivalent DoD civilian employees, and doses administered over 18 months to DoD contractor personnel carrying out complete the primary series. Upon mission-essential services on the Korean completion of this series, annual booster peninsula for 15 or more consecutive days, doses are administered to maintain Gen. B.B. Bell are required to receive the anthrax immunity. Although protection levels immunization. Voluntary vaccination is also available increase as shots in the vaccination cycle are given, for all other U.S. government civilian employees and the entire six-shot series is needed to offer full U.S. citizen contractor personnel (as well as adult protection. I have received my Anthrax shots and just family members, 18-65 years of age, that accompany received my booster shot last week. DoD military, civilian personnel and U.S. contractor The threat of anthrax as a biological weapon is personnel to Korea for 15 or more consecutive days). real—USFK personnel are required to initiate or Anthrax is the number one item on DoD’s biological continue the vaccination series in accordance with threat list—this bacteria is in the reach of not only their Service—approved AVIP implementation plan. rogue nations, but also transnational terrorist groups. I am totally committed to the Anthrax Vaccine Since March 1998, the DoD has protected its Immunization Program. personnel against anthrax by means of the Anthrax It protects the individual and the USFK mission, Vaccine Immunization Program. Just as vaccines are and enhances unit readiness. required for school-aged children for the good of the Compliance with this program is mandatory and community, the anthrax vaccine is mandatory for force will ensure USFK men and women maintain the high health protection reasons. level of readiness necessary to support enduring The Food and Drug Administration-licensed anthrax security and stability on the Peninsula. I appreciate vaccine has an excellent safety record and offers an your efforts to keep the USFK team healthy and effective layer of protection against both cutaneous mission-ready. anthrax (contracted through the skin) and inhalation We go together! anthrax (contracted by breathing the bacteria into the lungs). For more than 35 years, the anthrax vaccine has been safely administered to veterinarians, laboratory workers, and others in the United States GEN B.B. Bell
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and other supplies, relying instead on existing inventory to keep equipment operational. Priority will be given to repair and refurbishment of immediately needed warfighting equipment, while training and other nonmission critical equipment repair will be deferred, officials said. In addition, the purchase of day-to-day supplies with government charge cards will be restricted, nonessential travel will be postponed or canceled, and shipment of equipment and supplies will be restricted or deferred altogether, unless needed immediately for war efforts. The Army added it also will delay the

repair of facilities and environmental programs unless the work is for safety or health reasons, or impacts on Family support. The Army also announced it will take more restrictive actions in May, beginning with a freeze on new civilian hiring from outside the Army and releasing temporary employees. The Army also will cease to enter into new contracts and task orders, and suspend some service contracts supporting training events and facilities. Army commands will be directed to review their outstanding orders for parts, supplies and services and cancel orders that are not essential for immediate operations. However, these actions carry restrictions.

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IMCOM Public Affairs and The Morning Calm Weekly The IMCOM-Korea Public Affairs Officer, Command Information Officer and The Morning Calm Weekly staff have moved to Bldg 1416, Yongsan. The new office is located on the 2nd floor. The telephone numbers have also changed. To contact the Public Affairs Officer call 724-3366, to contact the Command Information Officer call 724 3365. The Morning Calm Weekly Editor can be reached at 724-TMCW (8629). Library Poetry Contest The Yongsan Library Poetry contest awards ceremony will be held Monday at the post library. Family members and friends of participates are invited. For more information contact the Yongsan Library. USFK J6 Conference The USFK J6 will host an Information Assurance Conference May 15-17. This years theme is “Strengthening IA Agility for the Joint War Fighter.” The conference will be held at the Embassy Club on Yongsan South Post. For more information call 725-8213. Cancer Awareness Event A Cancer Awareness Event is scheduled for May 19 at the Main Post Exchange. Company B, 168th Medical Battalion will have an educationl booth with pamphlets and brochures that have educational information on Testicular, Cervical and Breast Cancer. There will be medical staff available for questions and concerns regarding cancer. For more information contact Spc. Shannon Locklear at 725-7270. Audie Murphy General Elections The Area II Chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club will hold general elections May 2. The elections will be held in the 121st General Hospital dining facility conference room from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Send all nominations for president and vice president to Sgt. 1st Class Paul Blakey at [email protected] prior to April 30. For more information about the event and on monthly meetings, contact Master Sgt. Chris Patterson at 010-9472-0406. Good Neighbor English Camp Volunteer families are needed for this year’s Yongsan Good Neighbor English Camp. Families are needed to host one or more local Korean students for four nights in their homes. They are needed for five nights for students who will participate from Daegu. This year’s camp will be hosted by USFK, May 15-19. Participants are 10th grade Korean students from Seoul, Pyeongtaek and Daegu. Students are selected by local school boards based on their ability to speak English and their willingness to participate in a home stay program. Students who have previously resided in the United States or other English-speaking countries are not considered. For more information contact USFK PAO at 7234685 -- 4686 or 4687.

2ID receives satellite equipment
By Sgt. Kim, Sang Pil
2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs

Signal Soldiers get the opportunity to use the new Secure, Mobile, Anti-jam, Reliable, Tactical Terminal equipment for the first time.


CAMP CASEY — Signal Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division set up near Story Barracks March 1416 to validate a new satellite communications terminal. Called Secure, Mobile, Anti-jam, Reliable, Tactical Terminal, the equipment is tested before it gets dispersed throughout the division to units like 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team and 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade. SMART-T is a Military Strategic and Tactical Relay satellite communications terminal that transmits and receives data and voice information. Mounted on High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled

Vehicles, SMART-T receives data from a node center, which is switching, multiplexing, and communications security equipment that supports secure digital communications, and transmits the data to a MILSTAR satellite. The MILSTAR satellite then sends the data back down to another SMARTT that is plugged into another node center. SMART-T is reliable and helps strengthen 2ID combat power due to its high communication capacity compared to conventional equipment. The terminal provides voice and data communications at low to medium rates. It operates at speeds up to 1.544

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Food Service Contract Management and Contracting Officer’s Representative



The FSCM and COR course was conducted in Yongsan Korea from April 9-13 2007. Instructors traveled from Fort Lee Virginia Army Center of Excellence in order to instruct the 35 Soldiers and Civilians (pictured above) stationed throughout the Korean peninsula with a pass rate of 100 percent. (From right) Richard M. Harsh and Cara Vartuli-Dusablon, Army Center of Excellence Subsistence (ACES), Fort Lee, VA. (on the left ) Olivette M. Hooks, Chief, Logistics Division, IMCOM-Korea thanked the instructors for their hard works and support in making this a very successful program.


techniques and procedures for network and enterprise service management, information assurance, information dissemination management, visual information and records management. LandWarNet is the United States Army’s global enterprise network that supports all communications in support of command and control of warfighting operations as well as the Army’s daily business. Just as Soldiers need the best equipment and training to be successful on the battlefield, a steady flow of information is just as vital. Connecting Soldiers to information they need, whenever they need it and wherever they are is the job of the LandWarNet. The latest information was presented through 34 separate training sessions during the three-dayconference. The first day, Eighth U.S. Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. David P. Valcourt, addressed participants stating the importance of LandWarNet as a weapons system that must be carefully planned, tested and ready to support the Warfighter. Valcourt emphasized the importance of the LandWarNet for command and control of forces throughout the full spectrum of conflict and his unconditional support for information assurance and network security. At the conclusion of his speech, Valcourt was presented the Signal Corps Regimental Bronze Order of

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Mercury award, by Brig. Gen. (P) Randy Strong, commanding general U.S. Army Signal Center for his significant support to the Signal Regiment in executing its mission in Army Korea. On the second day of the conference Strong, briefed the Signal Regiment campaign plan for the LandWarNet. He focused on enabling knowledge dominance for the warfighter by planning for and adapting to technological changes as the Army transforms. The third and final day ended with a LandWarNet Jeopardy game that tested the participants’ knowledge from the training sessions and awarded prizes to those competing which reinforced the training. In his closing remarks, Col. Brian Moore, 1st Signal Brigade commander and Eighth U.S. Army chief information officer, emphasized the importance of attending professional development such as the LandWarNet training conference. “The knowledge, skills and abilities learned at these events are key to supporting commanders with LandWarNet command and control communications as they accomplish their dynamic peacekeeping and deterrence mission in Korea, as well as staying prepared for any contingency in Korea, or anywhere in the world,” said Moore.

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megabytes per second over a MILSTAR satellite. An 8 x 10-inch image can be sent in two minutes using SMART-T, whereas it used to take as long as 22 hours. SMART-T has been successfully used in Afghanistan and Iraq, where terrain can limit line-of-sight communications using conventional antennas. With a HMMWV’s mobility and the satellite’s ability to overcome line-of-sight communications, SMART-T provides flexibility in communicating information in various types of terrain. ”It’s beyond line-of-sight,” said Warrant Officer Michael Bailey, HHC, 2ID G6 Plans and Engineering. “Hop over a mountain, all the way around the world. It transports whatever communication pieces you put on it.” SMART-T is almost self-run equipment that is user-friendly and its setup time is reduced. ”It’s smart because it pretty much works by itself,” said Sgt. Matthew Koenig, Co. A, DSTB, SMART-T operator. “All you have to do is, when you bring it up, actuate it to the satellite.” ”COMSEC that is loaded into SMART-T changes over every month,” Koenig continued.

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“We don’t have to shut it down, reload COMSEC and bring it back up on the system. It just changes over.” Though this is not new equipment to the Army, it is new to Korea and 2ID. Its compatibility to work with both Mobile Subscriber Equipment and Joint Network Node, which are current and future equipment is an advantage. ”Most of the Army MSE now has been replaced with JNN equipment,” said Staff Sgt. Maxwell Smith, HHC, 2ID G6 operations NCO. “The SMART-T is a piece of that upgrade equipment that can integrate into both the MSE and JNN networks.” Communication security is always a priority when it comes to military communications. One of SMART-T’s features is ‘anti-jam.’ ”Not only the MILSTAR satellite that’s up there, but also the terminal itself can’t be jammed,” Bailey said. “The stuff it does is classified. Nothing can stop it from transmission.” When the SMART-T gets distributed to echelons below 2ID, the units will be equipped with a more advanced and effective communications system. More than 70 percent of terrain on the Korean peninsula is mountainous. SMART-T will be very useful when it comes to commo missions.

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NSPS briefed at USAG-Red Cloud
become more responsive to the national security environment, while preserving employee protections and benefits,” Kuehr said. “Because the national security demands of the 21st century require a transformation throughout the DoD, Congress authorized the NSPS as part of the fiscal 2004 National Defense Authorization Act to increase effectiveness through a simplified personnel management system that improves the way it hires and assigns, as well as compensates and rewards its employees.” What will change under NSPS is an enhanced human resource management system that allows flexible hiring procedures, streamlined position classification, pay banding and performance-based pay. It also provides for a new labor relations system and employee appeals process, according to Kuehr. “Performance based on the positive impact one has on the mission is where it starts,” Kuehr said. “The goal with the performance based pay is to value all of those things that we say make up good employees.” What will not change under the NSPS are merit system safeguards, such as protection from discrimination, ensuring merit based selection, and Veterans’ preference remain under the NSPS. There are no changes to employee benefits. Retirement calculations continue to be determined as they are today with any base salary increases counting toward an employee’s three highest earning years. Part of the overall plan of the NSPS system is how occupations are classified. Under NSPS, the old GS occupational families are transformed to “career groups,” pay plans are transformed to “pay schedules,” grades are transformed to “pay bands,” and occupational series are changed to “occupational codes.” Civilians are placed in one of four career groups: standard, scientific and engineering, investigative and protective services, and medical. Within these four career groups, individuals are assigned a pay schedule according to their occupational code. Pay schedules vary within career groups; however, typically there are four: professional/analytical, technical/support, supervisory/manager, and student. Pay schedules can have from one to four pay bands; the majority have three: pay band 1-entry level, pay band 2-full performance, pay band 3-expert level. “Compensation is performance based, market driven, and mission responsive,” Kuehr said. “There are various ways to receive pay increases: promotion, performance-based increase, local market supplement adjustment, rate range adjustment, reassignment or other placement action.” The performance management process is results oriented and mission focused. There are five main steps in the process: performance planning-setting objectives, performance monitoring-greater employee/ supervisor communication, performance development-training, education, mentoring, performance rating-job objective and contributing factor ratings, performance rewarding-supervisory recommendation to pay pool panel.


Maj. Gen. Michael Kuehr, deputy commander, 8th U.S. Army briefs Civilian employees at the Camp Red Cloud Theater April 17. By Jim Cunningham
Area I Public Affairs

USAG-RED CLOUD—Civilian personnel received a briefing about the new National Security Personnel System April 17 from Maj. Gen. Michael Kuehr, deputy commander, 8th U.S. Army. “The National Security Personnel System is a modern and agile Civilian human resource system that enables the Department of the Army and other Department of Defense organizations to

“How flexible someone is, how hardworking they are, how technically competent, all those things that we all know make up good employees and the results they get,” Kuehr said. “It will ensure accountability at all levels, not just the employee but also at the supervisory level.” In the performance management reward process supervisors will submit recommendations to the pay pool panel. The pay pool panel is a group of supervisors who manage the fund distribution and reconcile ratings across members of the organizations pay pool. The pay pool panel is designed to ensure fairness and consistency, according to Kuehr. “There are many advantages to you under the NSPS,” Kuehr said. “Opportunity to have high performance rewarded, improved supervisory and employee communications, ability to leverage and expend experience base, a pay system that takes into account market considerations, an objective performance system with clear expectations, a better understanding of how your position aligns with the organization’s and the Department of the Army’s mission.” “The NSPS provides a unique opportunity to improve the way we manage our Civilian workforce. Implementing NSPS will require significant effort, but the dividends are tremendous as we can develop a flexible and fair system that will help us attract, retain, reward and grow a Civilian workforce to meet the national security demands of the 21st century,” Francis J. Harvey, former secretary of the Army.

Army replaces more than 7,000 mattresses in Area I
By Jim Cunningham
Area I Public Affairs

USAG-RED CLOUD—The U.S.Army replaced more than 7,000 mattresses in barracks throughout Area I during the months of February and March with more replacements to come. “Soldiers were sleeping on unserviceable and dirty mattresses that should have been exchanged a long time ago,” said Carl Johnson, logistics manager for Military Resource Program Incorporated. “We started when 2nd Infantry Division gave us the number of unserviceable mattresses, but the key element was going to the various 1st Sergeants to plan to come into each unit to replace them. By going this route, we could replace the mattresses much faster which put us two or two and a half months ahead of schedule. We were supposed to do this in June, but we had already finished between the end of March and April 2. We actually put in 7,099 mattresses throughout USAG-Red Cloud and Casey.” Replacing so many mattresses in such a short time would seem to be a logistical nightmare, but Johnson had a method that created a short cut. “Going to the 1st Sergeants in each unit made replacing


DOL replacemattressesinbarracksonCampRedCloudMarch9. the mattresses much faster,” Johnson said. “We have1,000 twin mattresses coming in which will go to senior leaders that have full beds, including the barracks that have full beds.” These 8,099 mattresses are not the end to the replacement that is ongoing. “We put in 7,099 single bed mattresses to finish out Area I and we need approximately 2,200 more mattresses,” Johnson said. “We need that many more to finish all of Area I, which includes the full mattresses. We will finish delivering all the

full mattresses by the end of this month; we will have delivered more than 8,000 mattresses since late Feb.” In living memory the Army has not replaced this many mattresses at one time, according to Johnson. “Soldiers change every year, so many of these Soldiers only stay for one or two years, then another Soldier takes his place. That is not like only one person using the same mattresses for all those years,” Johnson said. “They may have to replace these mattresses again before we move in 2012.” When Johnson and Directorate of Logistics started delivering the mattresses, they were delivering 250 mattresses per day with contractors, by the time they finished they were delivering more than 400 mattresses per day. “We started delivering in late February and we finished April 2,” Johnson said. “We averaged about 300 mattresses per day during that time. I coordinated with the 1st Sergeants of the units and I bypassed them when they were on exercises, so when they returned they had new mattresses.” One can imagine the pile of old mattresses lying about somewhere, but what would the Army do with them? “All the old mattresses will be turned in to DRMO for destruction,” Johnson said.

New Speed Limit Posted at Casey The new speed limit in effect from Schoonover Bowl and surrounding areas from Buildings 453, 450 to building 478B near the stop signs next to Story Barracks. The new speed limit in these areas is 8 KPH/ 5 MPH. Speed limit in the Casey/ Hovey gap is 32 KPH/20 MPH. Postal Rates Are Increasing Effective May 14 the cost of a first class stamp will be $0.41. Buy your $0.02 stamps early to make up the difference for any $0.39 stamps still in your possession. Call the Post Office for further information. Camp Casey PX Extended Hours Effective April 30, the hours of operation for the Casey PX will be Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. USACCK GPC Training The USACCK will be conducting Area IV on-site GPC training May 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camp Henry Education Center, Room 205. For more information call: 724-3300. Area I Central Issue Facility Closing The Area I Central Issue Facility will be closed for all business matters from May 18 to 21 to conduct a 100 per cent inventory. The CIF will open for business at 8 a.m. on May 22. Emergencies during this closure will be handled on a case by case basis. For more information call: 730-6953 or 010-9971-1980. Area I Nutrition Education Classes Area I nutrition education classes will be held at Camp Casey DL Building 2406 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. To make reservations or for more information call: 737-5521/5523. 2007 8th Army Indoor Swimming Championship Morale Welfare and Recreation will hold its 2007 8th Army Indoor Swimming Championship May 12 at Camp Humphreys. For more information call: 732-6553. 2007 Warrior Country Golf Championship The 2007 Warrior Country Golf Championship will be held May 2829 at Camp Casey Indianhead Golf Course. For more information call: 732-6927, 730-2322. ACS Baby Shower Army Community Services will hold a Baby Shower May 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information call: 730-3143. Education Extravaganza at CRC The Camp Red Cloud Education Center will hold their Education Extravaganza May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call: 732-7015.

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Lessing stands in front of a photo on the left of him at age 17 when he was hiding in the Dutch woods with nine boys during World War II and on the right a photo of the Dutch officer who hid him in his farm home.


Holocaust sur vivor visits Area I
By Margaret Banish-Donaldson
Area I Public Affairs

USAG RED CLOUD—For one week each spring, we, as a nation, officially recall all those who perished more than 65 years ago in the Holocaust. This annual commemoration was established by Congress in 1979 and is known as the “Days of Remembrance.” In Hebrew, Yom Hashoah literally means the Day of (remembrance of) the Holocaust. The Holocaust, or Shoah, was the slaughter of six million Jews, approximately two-thirds of the pre-war European Jewish population. Killed along with the Jews were five million others who included political dissidents, gypsies or Estonians, handicapped and other victims of Nazi persecution. This year Days of Remembrance was observed April 15 to 22. It is also fitting during the Days of Remembrance we honor those who fought against the Holocaust, those who liberated the camps, those who documented what had happened and those who continue today to tell the story of their experiences during those dark days. Ed Lessing a Holocaust survivor from Holland, told his story of life before, during and after the Holocaust to Area I and 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers and Civilians April 13 at USAG-Red Cloud commanding general’s mess. He began his talk by showing 20 minutes of a movie he

made at the Westchester Holocaust Center, called “Testimony of the Human Spirit,’ 1939-1942 Persecution and Segregation. Sept. 1, 1939 Germany invaded Poland, and two days after Lessing’s birthday, May 10, 1940 Germany invaded Holland. Lessing thought it was a Dutch exercise until he saw German troops marching through the streets. “We were told that all the Jews were to wear armbands; could not ride the street cars; could not attend public schools, could not buy food and if the Germans wanted your apartment or house, they could take it from you,” Lessing said. “The Germans were masters of life and death and made all the rules and regulations. Lessing thought the Germans would lose the war in six months and everyone would go back to normal. The Dutch Jews were told to prepare backpacks with warm clothing to take on the trains to Germany. Lessing’s father painted all their names on the backpacks. However, before leaving, Lessing’s grandfather, Isaac, came from Amsterdam and told them not to board the cattle car trains. He had heard rumors that the Nazis were lying to them. “So on the night of Oct. 23, 1942, we walked out of our farm home for good,” Lessing said. “I would be a refugee for the rest of my life, I thought. If anyone would turn in a Jew to the Nazis they would be rewarded

$7, so I was afraid all the time, day or night.” Lessing’s mother, a telegraph operator and father, a pianist, and two younger brothers, 8 and 10, were able to find refuge; however, no one wanted to take a 16 year old. Finally, his mother found a mean looking Dutch officer who was shielding some 30 children and was willing to take him. He would work there as a Christian stable boy. In 1943, Lessing joined an armed resistance group in the woods, and narrowly escaped when it was raided by German troops in December 1943. “Another boy and I were standing behind the pine trees when we heard truck tires on the gravel and saw five German trucks with lights on stop in front of us,” Lessing said. “The truck lights went off and the Germans started coming up the trail. We ran back to the hut to warn the others. We didn’t see any of them in their beds so we took off and ran and ran until we couldn’t run anymore.” Suddenly they heard a bike rider coming up the road and the person on the bike was Lessing’s mother. She told them to bury their 9 mm pistols. The Germans would execute them if they saw them. The other boy took her bike and went for help. Lessing and his mother walked through the woods until they found a safe haven at a farmer’s home. In May 1944 Lessing’s mother was

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Sometime later on Lessing was coming home from a Zionist meeting when a British truck pulled up and he heard a voice ask, ‘do you know where the Lessing’s are living?’ It was Lessing’s mother’s voice. She had returned. “Our whole family was saved now,” Lessing said. The family immigrated to the United States. Lessing met a Dutch girl, who also had been in hiding. She was saved by a Catholic family. They married in Massachusetts and went to Israel for five years to help build a new state, a safe haven for Jews. Some 80,000 of the 260,000 Holocaust survivors in

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arrested, put on a train and sent to a concentration camp. Lessing then began to search for his father and two younger brothers. He found them in a tiny cottage. They spent the winter begging for food and praying they would survive. “In the spring, I saw the Canadian Army come into Holland,” Lessing said. “Thank God. We have been liberated by allied forces. We moved back to our little town again to start all over. However, we then found out what happened to all those people who went on the trains. They were starved, beaten and gassed to death.

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Israel are living under the poverty line. That is almost a third of all Holocaust survivors in Israel. “In 1956 we returned to America,” Lessing said. “It took more than 50 years for me to be able to tell my story. Let’s be helpers, not haters. We can make a world of difference no matter if we are black or white, Jew or Catholic.” He is deeply committed to the lessons that came out of the Holocaust, and he is devoted to the belief that the voices of the Holocaust should never be silent or fall on deaf ears.

Duathlon breaks records in three categories
By Jim Cunningham
Area I Public Affairs

USAG-CASEY—Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsors many annual sporting events throughout the year but few break records in all categories. The Duathlon held at Camp Hovey April 21 was clearly one for the record books as it broke all records from previous years. The Duathlon, so named by sports specialists at MWR, consists of a 5kilometer run leading to a 30-kilometer bicycle course and finishing with another 5-kilometer run. “We are having this Duathlon today to give Soldiers an opportunity to get out and do some running, some biking, and enjoy themselves,” said Jim Williams, sports specialist at Camp Casey. “They begin running five kilometers to Carey Fitness Center and back to Camp Hovey. When they complete that they will do a 30 kilometer bike

race all the way to gate two at Camp Casey and back three times, and after that they will dismount and run another 5 kilometers.” Few sporting events display the fitness of Warriors at Hovey as the Duathlon. The entries totaled 18 men and two women Soldiers. “The Duathlon is part of our regular schedule,” said Henri LeBorgne, USAG-RC sports supervisor. “We do this on a yearly basis; we have been doing this for several years.” There will be Triathlons later this summer. Triathlons include swimming. “The course for our Duathlon is very challenging because of the hills in the terrain around here,” LeBorgne said. “We will give first and second place awards in three categories today, we have the women’s category, men’s category and a category for seniors.” The Duathlon differs from the Triathlons in that Triathlons have individual and team categories for

Maj. Chris McGowan finishes 30 minutes ahead of all previous records during the Duathlon.


participants. In the Women’s Division 2nd Lt. Stephanie Ference set a new 1st place Duathlon record with a time of 2:10:43. Second place winner was 1st Sgt. Jill Youngblood, with a time of 2:14:39. The Men’s Open Division 1st place was also a record setter with Capt. Jason Buursma running the gauntlet at 1:38:49. Second place and in the 32 and under category w a s Capt. Paul

Lashley setting a time of 1:49:57. Third place is Staff Sgt. Jason Gould with a time of 1:52:35. The Senior Division winner, setting a record time 30 minutes faster than ever before w a s Maj. Chris McGowan with a time of 1:35:03. Second and in the 33 and Over class is 1st Sgt. Andrew Rhoades with a time of 1:39:40. Third place was Capt. Robert Perry with a time of 1:57:59.


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Kor orean Garrison hosts Korean police appreciation day appreciation
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs

YONGSAN GARRISON — United States Army Garrison-Yongsan officials hosted 120 Korean National Police officers for a quarterly appreciation day April 10. “You're out there 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help provide our installations with security,” said USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Ron Stephens. “I want you to know we appreciate what you do.” Garrison officials greeted the KNP company members with coffee and donuts at the Moyer Community Activity Center. After a welcome from the garrison commander, and a presentation of awards to key KNP members, the policemen watched a video explaining the Republic of Korea-U.S. alliance and the move of U.S. forces to Camp Humphreys. For most of the young policemen, the visit inside the gates of Yongsan Garrison was a first. KNP members provide external security at access control points. “This base is huge,” said Pvt. Jun Seokyoung. “I have never experienced anything like this before.” The KNP members toured Main and South Post by bus before lunch at the Three Kingdoms Inn Dining Facility. Jun, a resident of Seoul, said Yongsan Garrison was like a “little America.” “There are so many buildings and a lot of green grass,” he said. Following lunch, the policemen boarded buses for a trip the Multipurpose Training Facility for a movie and popcorn. “I think it was a great day,” Jun said. “It was a fresh experience.”

Sgt. Reagan Wilson and Gavin Moore light candles as part of the April 16 “Days of Remembrance” at the Main Post Club.


Yongsan commemorates Holocaust
By Cpl. Jung Jae-hoon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs

YONGSAN GARRISON — More than 50 community members gathered for the U.S. Army Garrison–Yongsan 2007 Days of Remembrance observation April 16 at the Main Post Club. The 1st Signal Brigade organized the event with various presentations. “The United States Congress established Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of victims of the Holocaust,” said 1st Signal Brigade Equal Opportunity Advisor Sgt. 1st Class Sharon Hill. “[They also established] the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as our permanent living memorial to those victims.” This year’s Days of Remembrance focused on “Children in Crisis: Voices from the Holocaust”

For one of the main events, children of 1st Signal Brigade lit six candles in honor of the six million Jews who died, including half a million children. “All Jews were targeted for death, but children were among the most vulnerable victims of the Nazi regime and its collaborators,” Hill said. Ed Lessing, a Holocaust survivor, was invited to Korea to speak at the ceremony. Born in Holland, Lessing witnessed the beginnings of the holocaust. He said his father and two little brothers hid and ran from the Nazi regime and survived. “The Holocaust fire was stoked by hate,” Lessing said. “It was an unprecedented crime, millions of murders, wrongful imprisonments, and tortures, rape, theft and destruction.”

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sexual Community recognizes sexual assault survivors
By Cpl. Jung Jae-hoon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs

YONGSAN GARRISON – More than 50 community members turned out for a special candlelight vigil April 18 at the Moyer Community Activity Center Theatre. “We wanted to raise awareness for sexual assault and the struggle it takes to take that journey, to step up and have courage to move forward,” said Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Leah Holland. The U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Family Advocacy Program staff coordinated the event to “honor the strength and courage of the survivors of sexual assault.” Holland said it lets the community acknowledge and show support to sexual assault survivors. The ceremony began with opening

Yongsan community members show support to sexual assault victims April 18. remarks by Holland and an presentations and read poems to inspirational story from “Barb,” a renew sexual assault awareness and sexual assault survivor. to encourage survivors. Participants performed musical United States Forces Korea Sexual


Assault Prevention Director Hazel Johnson spoke at the event. “Survivors usually feel that they are alone, but you are not alone, we are all here for you,” Johnson said. Later, community members joined in on a candlelighting ceremony and moment of silence to mourn for those in pain. “This month is Sexual Assault Awareness month,” said USAGYongsan Equal Opportunity Advisor Sgt. 1st Class Myra Watson. Watson said events like these help bring attention to the issue. “I hope everybody can increase their awareness of the problem and prevent sexual assault from happening.” “The turn out was amazing,” Holland said. “To see the community come out and step up like this, it was fantastic.”


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English Camp The 2007 Yongsan Good Neighbor English Camp will be May 15-19. This year, there are 60 Seoul, Pyongtaek and Daegu 10th grade students. USFK needs host families from the Yongsan area to provide American hospitality for Korean students. For information, call 723-4685, or send e-mail. Military Family Appreciation Day The USO and DeCA are sponsoring a Military Appreciation Day 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 19 at the Yongsan Commissary parking lot. There will be free hotdogs, prizes, games, and much more. For information, call 724-7781. Spirit Warrior 2007 The Promise Keepers Men’s Conference will be 5-9:30 p.m. May 11 and 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 12 at South Post Chapel. There will be guest speakers and musicians along with food, fellowship and worship. For information, call Tommy Kramer at 0119000-6064. PCS Garage Sale Dragon Hill Lodge is holding a PCS Garage Sale 11 a.m. May 12 at the Point upper parking garage. Sign up at the Guest Services Desk. There will be a $15 charge per table. For information, call 738-2222, extension 24. Quartermaster Laundry The Yongsan Quartermaster Laundry will close May 1 and 5 for a Korean holiday. It will reopen May 2 and 7. For information, call 736-4397. Mother’s Day Drawing Dragon Hill Lodge will hold a drawing for an AAFES $250 shopping spree to celebrate Mother's Day. Register to win a family weekend stay at Dragon Hill Lodge with a complimentary breakfast. The drawing will be held May 1 for DOD ID card holders only. For information, call 738-2222, extension 24. Language and Hearing Educational and Developmental Intervention Services and the Audiology Department of the 121st Combat Support Hospital will provide information concerning language and hearing 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18-19 at the Main Exchange. For information, call 738-6792. Army Emergency Relief The 2007 Army Emergency Relief campaign is now underway through May 15. AER is a private nonprofit organization with zero funding from the from the government. The key to a successful fund-raising campaign is the unit’s keyperson. The Area II goal for this year's campaign is 100 percent contact of eligible contributors. For information, call 723-4197 or 723-2781. USAG-Y Web Site For more news and information, visit the Yongsan Garrison Web site at

Car enthusiasts swarm an Ilsan exhibition complex April 14 for the 2007 Seoul Motor Show. The show drew more than a million visitors.


Soldiers tour 2007 Seoul Motor Show
By Pvt. Im Jin-min
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs

ILSAN — Twenty- two Yongsan BOSS members visited the 2007 Seoul Motor Show at an Ilsan exhibition complex April 14. “ BOSS, or Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers, is part of the MWR program in Korea,” said Yongsan BOSS Vice President Spc. Joshua Present. “We provide Soldiers an opportunity to go out and see different events around Korea.” Present said the group helps to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of Soldiers. “We heard that they have car shows every two years in Korea,” he said. “I’m pretty excited. I want to go see the cars, take a lot of pictures and then come back home and show them to everybody.” The Seoul Motor Show is an international exhibition with188 prominent companies from 11 countries participating. The show drew more than one million visitors. The BOSS members traveled to the show together, but explored the huge exhibition complex on their own. Smiling models and sporty cars gleamed as cameras flashed. Free prizes and booming dance performances added to the enthusiasm. “On a nice day like today, I would have been probably sitting in my room,” said Staff Sgt. E. Manzanares. “Coming out here and getting to see this is very cool.”

Twenty two BOSS members took advantage of free transportation to enjoy the event.

Yongsan BOSS members explore the show. The event comes to Seoul every two years. “I’ve been to a couple motor shows before, and I’m really enjoying these cars,” said Pvt. Chad Landis. “There’s a lot of people here, and I think this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.” said Pvt. Felix Rivera. “There’s a lot more to do than just seeing the cars. “Everything turned out nicely,” said Moyer Community Activity Center Models pose for photos at almost every car. 188 companies from 11 countries participated. See Motor Page 12 Motor,

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Yongsan employees learn about new personnel system
By Cpl. Kim Sang-wook
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs

The Gate 17 Visitor Center offers a totally renovated workspace. The center reopened ahead of schedule April 17.


Yongsan Gate 17 Visitor Center reopens
By Pvt. Im Jin-min
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs

YONGSAN GARRISON — The Gate 17 Visitor Center reopened April 17 after extensive renovations. Officials estimate the center processes more than 1,200 visitors a day. “We moved into a temporary center across the parking lot while they did complete renovations of the interior,” said Emergency Services Operation Officer James North. North supervised the move. “The renovation has allowed for a better service to the customers, a better facility and appearance

and a better work environment for the Soldiers here,” he said. “It also provides a much needed service to the community.” The building has a new ceiling, flooring and freshly painted walls. A counter enclosed with glass stands in the visiting room, adjoined by a new public bathroom. North said visitors will hopefully walk in and see a professional establishment and an efficient operation. “They’ve done a great job,” he said. “It looks completely different than it did before.”

YONGSAN GARRISON — Yongsan civilian employees got a chance to take a glimpse at the new personnel system April 16 and 18 during town hall meetings led by 8th U.S. Army leaders. The new civilian personnel system will soon affect many more Department of Defense employees. Most USAG-Yongsan civilians will make the transition to NSPS in mid-November. The National Security Personnel System is the new civilian personnel system that will enable Department of the Army and Department of Defense organizations to adjust to new demands. Eighth U.S. Army Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. Michael Kuehr provided an overview of the system during one of three town hall briefings last week at Balboni Theater. Kuehr indicated that the new system is a performance-based system, which will evaluate personnel on their contribution and will compensate them with bonuses. “The Army has tried to change itself into a more flexible and eligible fighting force,” Kuehr said. “That’s why the NSPS system focuses greatly on a person’s performance.” Kuehr said the system is being established because of the new global environment need to react to the mission with more speed and effectiveness. “The system will motivate our civilian force to strive for broader skills development,” Kuehr said.

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More than six million Jews perished during World War II in what became known as the Holocaust. Millions of gypsies, homosexuals, Poles, Ukrainians and Russians also fell victim to genocide inside death

camps across Nazi-controlled Western Europe during the war. “Remembrance is knowing and understanding the past and never make the same mistakes again for the sake of the future,” he said.

Manager Chong Sang-nae. “Providing an event such as this for the Soldiers to enjoy gave them a good time, as well as something to remember during their stay in Korea.” The BOSS program allows all

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branches of service, active duty, Reserve or National Guard, to participate. The Yongsan group plans for its members to experience some of Korea each month, Present said.

North added that community members should be aware that the gate itself, including the parking lot, will soon undergo renovations as well. “It will be closed June 20 until September,” North said. “This will be the next step in the complete renovation of Gate 17.”

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During the extended Gate 17 renovation project, pedestrian guests will still be processed at the Gate 17 Visitor Center. When the project is finished, there will be expanded parking, four lanes of traffic and other improvements at the gate.

Eighth U.S. Army Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. Michael Kuehr explains the new Army civilian personnel system April 16 at Balboni Theater.


“By doing so, this will enable them to become a more valuable work force.” During the conversion to the NSPS, employees will maintain their wage. Supervisors and employees will be evaluated by their performance -- on a 1 to 5 point scale that will range unacceptable to role model. Performance-based pay will increase with each evaluated performance rating. Under the NSPS classification system, every GS position within the department will be assigned to a career group, pay schedule and pay band,

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which will define their salary. “We will be in Spiral 2.3C which we will implement Nov. 11,” said Transition Manager Corine Rodriguez. “Almost everyone will be converted individually to the NSPS system.” The vast majority of DoD civilian employees will be covered by most of the elements of NSPS. However, some employees in DoD will not be affected by these new regulations or will only be covered by certain elements. For information, contact the NSPS website

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Meet The Robinsons — When Lewis meets a mysterious boy from the future named Wilbur Robinson, the two travel forward in time where Lewis discovers the amazing secret of the Robinson family. Lewis is a brilliant twelve-year-old with a surprising number of clever .inventions to his credit. In a world filled with flying cars and floating cities, they hunt down Bowler Hat Guy, save the future and uncover the amazing secret of Lewis¡¯ future family. Rated G, 92 min

Music And Lyrics — Alex Fletcher is a washed-up '80s pop star who's been reduced to working the nostalgia circuit at county fairs and amusement parks. The charismatic and talented musician gets a chance at a comeback when reigning diva Cora Corman invites him to write and record a duet with her, but there's a problem- Alex hasn't written a song in years, he's never written lyrics, and he has to come up with a hit in a matter of days. Enter Sophie Fisher, Alex's beguilingly quirky plant lady, whose flair for words strikes a chord with the struggling songwriter. Rated PG-13 (sexual content) 106 min

The Astronaut Farmer — From the time he was a child, Charles Farmer had only one goal: to be an astronaut. Earning his degree in aerospace engineering and joining the Air Force as a pilot, Farmer was a natural for NASA's astronaut training program and was well on his way when a family situation forced him to drop out. But Farmer was not a man to let anything stand in the way of a dream. He spent the next decade and every cent he had building his own rocket in a barn on his ranch in Story, Texas, working toward the day when he could triumphantly launch it into space. Farmer knows this is his only chance-not only to reach his goal of breaking through the Earth's atmosphere but to instill in his children the courage to pursue their own ideals and never give up, no matter the odds. Rated PG (thematic material, peril)105 min

Vacancy — When David and Amy's car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they are forced to spend the night at the only motel around, with only the TV to entertain them... until they discover that the low-budget slasher movies they're watching were all filmed in the very room they're sitting in. With hidden cameras now aimed at them... trapping them in rooms, crawlspaces, underground tunnels... and filming their every move, David and Amy must struggle to get out alive before whomever is watching them can finish their latest masterpiece. Rated R (brutal violence, terror, nudity, language) 97 min

Bridge To Terabithia — Discover a place that will never leave you, and a friendship that will change you forever. Fifth grader Jesse Aaron¡¯s hopes of becoming the fastest runner in his class are dashed when new girl Leslie Burke outruns everybody, including him. However, Jess and Leslie soon begin a friendship, and discover a magical kingdom in the forest, where the two of them reign together as king and queen. Rated PG (thematic elements including bullying, some peril and mild language) 96 min

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Good Grief
Chaplain (Capt.) Kyle A. Taylor
Installation Chaplain, Camp Long

s I type this article, I am feeling pain in my left arm as a result of my most recent anthrax shot, and pain in my heart as a result of the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech. This physical and emotional pain has reminded me of another painful experience that happened a few years ago. One of the most difficult things I have ever endured as a father was accompanying my daughter to the doctor the first time she got her shots. I remember it like it was yesterday. As the nurse went about the business of laying out the needles one by one on the counter I began to pace nervously back and forth. I tried to reassure my baby girl that everything was going to be alright by holding her hand. When the nurse


swabbed her arm with that cotton ball, my eyes began to burn; and it wasn’t from the alcohol. It was a sure sign tears would soon follow. The scream my daughter let out as she was stuck by that first needle shattered my heart. My initial reaction was to snatch her up and run as far and fast as I could from that hospital, but of course I couldn’t do that. I remember thinking, how can I as her father just stand by and watch this pain being inflicted on this beautiful little girl I love so much and not do anything about it? It took a supreme act of the will to sit and suffer silently as I watched my baby-girl undergo that traumatic experience. I can’t help but believe God must feel the same way when we are overcome by sudden tragedy and misfortune. I believe His initial reaction is to want to reach down and snatch us up to protect us from the pain of the experience. But He doesn’t for the same reason I didn’t back at that doctor’s office. He knows it is necessary for us to endure if we are going to develop

the ability to persevere in the face of difficulty and have the resistance to overcome the things that would otherwise overwhelm us. There is an inherent value in every difficulty we experience. James 3:2-4 reminds us we should “consider it pure joy whenever we face trials of many kinds, because we know the testing of our faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so we may be complete, and mature, not lacking anything.” God wants to be sure we have everything we need to be strong, resilient, and successful in life, in service to Him, and in service to others. But He also knows this is only made possible through the experiences that are sometimes born of pain and suffering. Is it good grief? You better believe it. Trials have a way of redirecting our attention to the things in life that are most important while simultaneously preparing us for the way that lies ahead. Remember the families, students, and faculty in Blacksburg V A and keep them in prayer as they work their way through these difficult days.

Area II Worship Services
CatholicMass 8 a.m. South Post Chapel 11:30a.m. MemorialChapel 5 p.m. MemorialChapel Tues./Wed. 12:05 p.m. 121HospitalChapel Mon./Thur./Fri1 2:05p.m. MemorialChapel Saturday 5 p.m. MemorialChapel 1st Sat. 9a.m. MemorialChapel Jewish Friday 6 p.m. South Post Chapel Distinctive Faith Group Services Episcopal Sunday 10 a.m. MemorialChapel United Pentecostal Sunday 1:30 p.m. MemorialChapel Sunday Collective Protestant Sunday MemorialChapel (WeeklyCommunion) 9:30a.m. 121HospitalChapel 9:30a.m. HannamVillageChapel (Korean) 10 a.m. South Post Chapel 10 a.m. Multipurpose Training Facility (R.O.C.K.) 10:30a.m. K-16 Chapel 11 a.m. HannamVillageChapel Noon South Post Chapel (Gospel) 8 a.m.


Thursday 6:30 p.m. MemorialChapel 2ndTues. 11:45a.m. MemorialChapel 3rd Tues. 11:45a.m. MemorialChapel Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Church of Christ Information: Call738-3011 Area II Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James P King (Area II Staff . Chaplain) [email protected] or DSN 738-3009 Chaplain (Maj.) Adolph G. DuBose (Deputy Area II CH) [email protected] or DSN 738-4043 Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr. (Family Life Chaplain) [email protected] or DSN 736-3018


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Boseong: Tea festival beckons visitors
By Kevin Jackson
Area IV Public Affairs

BOSEONG, Republic of Korea – Spring is here and Boseong County, in the southwestern region of the country, is ripe with the profound scent of green tea. Waves of rolling green terraced hills blanket the landscape with meticulously manicured green tea trees. Early May marks the beginning of the first harvest and coincides with the Boseong Green Tea Festival, or the Dahyangje, May 4-7 in this reclusive southwestern retreat. Related activities will take place at the Boseong Athletics Park in Bongsan Village in Boseong town, Daehan Tea Plantation (Daehandawon), Illim Mountain (Illim-san) and the Daewon Temple (Daewon-sa). Boseong, Hadong and Jeju are the most famous green tea producing areas in Korea. Boseong County is located in the Sobaek Mountains between the three southwestern metropolitan areas of Mokpo, Gwangju and Gwangyang in South Jeolla Province. It is considered the birthplace of the nation’s tea industry and is regarded as its best. The tea industry dates back to 1939 when Japanese tea specialists selected the area for black tea, or oolong cha, cultivation and planted imported Indian teas here. Tea production in the area expanded significantly in the late 1970s, making Boseong the largest tea producing area in Korea.

At one time, Boseong reportedly produced nearly 90 percent of nation’s green tea. Today it is the largest green tea producing area in the country with about 20 fields occupying hundreds of acres, and according to, Boseong County accounts for about 40 percent of all domestic tea production. Daehan Tea Plantation is Korea’s largest and the first to begin producing tea in Boseong in 1957. The entrance is located just off National Road No. 18, heading toward Jangheung, at the end of a path through a dense forest with a picturesque narrow cedar treelined road. At the end of the road is a small cluster of buildings beyond which lies 40 acres of terraced green tea, climbing to 1,150 feet. The mystique of the field is reportedly at its best during the spring months when the early morning fog blankets the tea garden stairway. A two or three minute drive or 10 minute walk from the plantation brings you to the Dahyanggak Pavilion. From the pavilion visitors can view the entire plantation. The spectacular plantation has gained nationwide notoriety as a filming location for various television dramas and movies. Daehan Tea Plantation also has a tea house with tea brewing supplies and a restaurant. The plantation is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Festival-goers will not only learn about the tea culture, they will also have the opportunity to experience it first hand by picking the first leaves of the season called ujeon. Tea leaves are divided into categories depicting the time of year they are picked. Ujeon leaves are the


Early May marks the beginning of the first harvest and coincides with the Boseong Green Tea Festival, or the Dahyangje, May 4-7. The area offers a relaxed atmosphere for tea-lovers and others. first and are considered to produce the spa was opened by the Boseong most fragrant and highest quality tea. County government in 1998. It’s Visitors can also learn appropriate open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Korean etiquette for preparing, serving Admission is 3,500 Won for adults and drinking tea. and teenagers, 2,000 Won for In addition to hands-on tea related children, and 3,000 Won for senior activities, the festival includes a beauty citizens. contest, grand tea cup and photography If you want to sample the local exhibitions, traditional percussion food, try the green tea pork called quartet or samul-nori performances, and nok don, whereby the pigs are fed sales of the renowned Boseong green fodder containing green tea leaves. tea and other specialty items. The meat contains very little May through June is the best time to cholesterol and fat, and doesn’t smell experience a relaxing and invigorating like regular pork. Other local favorites walk though the tea fields. July and include the handmade green tea August are the best time to visit for those noodles called nokcha kalguksu, who want to combine it with a day of which is kneaded with green tea juice, fun in the sand and sun at Yeulpo Beach. and the cold green tea noodles called Perhaps a final stop at the Yeulpo nokcha naengmyeon, which is a Seawater Green Tea Spa or the Yeulpo refreshing summertime dish. Haesoo Nokchatang (061-853-4566) to Other culinary specialties, bathe in sea and green tea water would although possibly less agreeable to provide a refreshing end to the day. The the Western palate, are soy bean paste, red pepper paste, and rice cakes all made with green tea leaves. These and the other green tea products are Boseong specialties that are major contributors to the regional economy. Accommodations in Bongsan Village within Boseong Town are sparse and range from about 50,000 to 120,000 won. Several possible facilities include the Sunflower Pension called Haebaragi Pension (061-853-8787), which is less one kilometer from the Daehan Tea Plantation; Cheongwoo Pension (010-7663-4663); and the cheapest


Waves of rolling green terraced hills blanket the landscape with meticulously manicured green tea trees in Boseong County, located in the southwestern region of the country. At one time, Boseong reportedly produced nearly 90 percent of the nation’s green tea.

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‘Lost Immigrants’ to perform
Special to The Morning Calm Weekly
Morale, Welfare and Recreation

YONGSAN – “Lost Immigrants,” a band who consider themselves strangers lost in a strange land, have found their home in the hearts of country, rock, pop and blues fans. The group will be touring military installations in Korea from May 1-12. Pulling a little from a variety of genres, the music of Lost Immigrants is entirely “American music.” Their inspirations are as widereaching as their aspirations – Tom Petty, Skynyrd, Charlie Robison, George Jones, Counting Crows and U2. But instead of emulating these famous acts, the members of Lost Immigrants seek to join their ranks and create their own unique sound for the world to enjoy. Their recent single, “Judgment Day,” made the top 50 on the Americana Music Association Chart, marking them as a band on the rise. The band was formed in Fall 2004 when two long-time friends, Craig Hinkle and James Dunning, collaborated on a collection of songs for an American music project. Sean Isbell, Chris Mashburn, and Mike McBroom have since joined. All performances are open to ID card holders, free of charge. For more information, please contact your local MWR Entertainment Office or call DSN 7233749.

Schedule for performances in Korea Tuesday May 1 Taegu Air Base Wednesday May 2 Chinhae Naval Base Thursday May 3 Camp Carroll Friday May 4 Kunsan Air Base Saturday May 5 Osan Air Base Sunday May 6 Camp Red Cloud Tuesday May 8 Camp Hovey Wednesday May 9 Suwon Air Base Thursday May 10 Yongsan Friday May 11 Camp Stanley Saturday May 12 Camp Humphrey’s

Jake’s Place Duffy’s Hideaway Club Loring Club Mustang Club Mitchell’s Club Iron Triangle Scudbusters Main Post Club Reggie’s Tommy D’s

7 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 9 p.m. 10 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m.

W r e s t l i n g Check Out Dates, Times for your location


Schedule for performances in Korea: Friday, April 27 Chinhae Navy Base Saturday, April 28 Camp Walker Sunday, April 29 Kunsan Air Base Tuesday, May 1 Camp Red Cloud

Gym Gym Gym Gym

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There are many misconceptions and misinformation in the community concerning Family Child Care homes. This article serves to “bust” or confirm these FCC myths. FCC is a Child and Youth Services program in which a self-employed, Army trained provider cares for children other than his and her own in his and her government quarters. Here are some of the most common myths about FCC followed by the FACTS. Myth 1: An FCC provider can care for up to 6 children in her home (TRUE). All of the provider’s children count towards the six child limit (FALSE). Myth 1 Busted: Only the provider’s own children, who are under age 8, count towards the provider’s limit of six children and only when they are present in the home. For example, if a provider has a 14 yr old, a seven year old, and a two year old, they can provide the following care: During the school day the provider can care for 5 additional children + her two year old = 6 children. Before and after school she can care for 4 children + her two year old + her seven year old = 6 children. The fourteen year old never counts as part of the six children she can care for. Myth 2: An FCC provider cannot care for children in an apartment above the fourth floor. Myth 2 Confirmed: Because of fire evacuation standards a provider cannot provide care in an apartment above the 4th floor. However, it is possible to move the provider to a lower level apartment in order to provide FCC services. Myth 3: The only option for an FCC provider is to offer 12-hour a day, five days per week care. Myth 3 Busted: There are many options in FCC. There are special FCC certifications that allow a provider to choose various types of care such as infant and toddler care, school age care, extended hours care, sick child care, and part-day preschool care. Myth 4: An FCC provider has to turn her home into a mini Child Development Center in order to provide care. Myth 4 Busted: The charm of an FCC home is that it offers a “home-like” environment for children who fare better in a small group setting. A provider needs to have toys, a diaper changing table (if caring for infants), and art supplies and equipment, but do not have to set up their home like a CDC. Myth 5: FCC providers make very little money for their long work hours. Myth 5 Busted: FCC providers can make a good living. They are paid directly by the parents for the care they provide and receive subsidies from Army CYS. All providers receive a food subsidy to help defray the cost of providing USDA approved meals. Providers can also receive subsidies for certifications, providing care for low income families, accreditations, or by providing care for specialty care.

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USAG Humphreys pilot hopes to land in the winner’s circle
Hersman said that he was able to buy the mare for only $7,500 at the Ocala, Fla. breeder’s sale. “There were a lot of reasons why the horse went so cheaply,” he said. “She was 14 years old and had never produced an offspring worthy of the Kentucky Derby.” Because he had thoroughly checked her pedigree and background, Hersman felt confident that he had found a diamond in the rough. We had a lot of respect for that horse while others obviously didn’t,” he said. But things were not to go smoothly for the mare’s colt, Storm in May. “The day he was born we noticed an ulcer in his right eye,” said Hersman. “I told the vet that I believed that this colt was worth at least $50,000 and that we needed to do everything that we could do to save his eye. During a second unsuccessful surgery, the vet accidentally punctured Storm’s right eye. “He told me that the colt could possibly recover but I never received a bill for that surgery,” Hersman said. Storm’s career as a race horse was still viable though. “Fortunately, he could still see the rail out of his left eye, Hersman said. But what to do with him? “We were reassigned to Korea after that and kept in touch with the people where we were boarding him. When we went home on leave in August of 2005 we sent him to train at Stevens Thoroughbreds in Florida. They were the trainers for Barbaro, last year’s Derby winner. “When we saw how well that Storm was doing with them, we knew that we had him in the right hands.” Hersman wanted to make a reputation as a breeder, so after training at Steven’s, he sent Storm to be sold at last year’s Ocala, Fla. breeder’s sale. “We wanted to give him the fair chance that he had based on pedigree and his potential,” said Hersman. “We weren’t concerned about making a profit. Because I’d spent $17,000 on his training and we sold him for $16,000, we were upside down at that point. Fortunately Storm in May got that chance. Another top trainer purchased the horse and raced him, and now Storm is one of the top 20 earners in the U.S. with a place in the Kentucky Derby. Although Hersman sold Storm for a loss he’s prospered along with the horses’ success. We were able to get some breeders awards from his winnings. Every time he runs and wins in Florida we get 15 percent of the winner’s purse. Hersman and his family will be in Louisville, Ky. for the Derby along with Storm’s present owners. He concedes that Storm is a long shot but if he were to win, it would be the storybook tale of a first time breeder, first time owner and first time jockey winning the race. “I think of Storm as one of those stories that exemplifies that life isn’t always beautiful but it’s a beautiful ride,” he said. “Sometimes when you’re down and it looks like you’ve taken a blow to your right eye, don’t take that as the end because it’s not over till it’s over. We could have given up on this horse but as my wife said, ‘it doesn’t change his legs and it doesn’t change his heart.’”


Jockey Juan Leyva rides Storm in May to the finish line in the Sunshine Millions Dash in January at Gulfstream racetrack in Hallandale Beach, FL. By F. Neil Neeley

USAG HUMPHREYS – It wouldn’t be uncommon for a Soldier to say that he had a bet on a horse running in this year’s “Run for the Roses” at Churchill Downs, but it would be unusual for a Soldier to say “That’s my horse!” Chief Warrant Officer Kent Hersman, a pilot with A Company, 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion, can say that because it is true. When the starting gates fly open at the Kentucky Derby next Saturday Storm in May, a horse that he bought, bred and raised will be among them. But how did a Soldier wind up breeding and raising thoroughbred race horses and how did he wind up with a Derby contender? “I’ve always been interested in horses since my days as a kid in West Virginia,” Hersman said. “When I was three years old, I got my first horse.

When I was 14, my brother and I pooled our money and bought our first horse. Hersman won’t say which end of the horse his brother got. “We shared him equally,” he said. Hersman joined the military at 18 and stayed involved with his love of horses, raising a number of quarter horses throughout his 16 year Army career. He never had any thoroughbreds until a couple of years ago before coming over to Korea. “I was stationed at Fort Rucker Alabama then,” Hersman said. “And I started researching blood lines on the Internet with the notion of buying a brood mare when I came across one particular mare with an intriguing blood line that happened to be in foal.” “She had a very impressive pedigree and the baby that she was in foal with was what really interested us,” said Hersman. “He was sired by a half brother to A.P. Indy, one of the top horses in the United States today.”


Warhorse Battalion stands up a new company
By Bob McElroy

USAG HUMPHREYS — The 602nd Aviation Support Battalion grew by one company when it activated Charlie Company recently at Tiger Ramp on Desiderio Army Airfield. Charlie Company is the battalion’s fourth and is the Signal Company for the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade. The company’s mission is to provide a tactical wide-

area network system in support of the brigade. In his remarks following the uncasing of Charlie Company’s colors, Lt. Col. Gregory Fawcett, battalion commander of the 602nd, said the activation of Charlie Company represented the Army’s Transformation into a more relevant and ready force. “I’m sure you know our Army is transforming. Our nation’s security

needs have changed and the Army is reorganizing and re-equipping to better meet those needs while modernizing for the future,” Fawcett said. Fawcett said that standing up a new company was a formidable and exciting task. “To build a unit from the ground up and to put your own personal touch on it is a unique opportunity most commanders do not

experience,” he said. Noting that Korea is one of the toughest places in the Army to command, Fawcett said that Charlie Company was fortunate to have a talented, dedicated captain to command it. “I have faith in Capt. Mark Frederick’s technical knowledge, skills and exceptional leadership ability will result in great accomplishments for the Cobras,” Fawcett said.

FREE CULTURAL TOUR 30 U.S. Soldiers and 30 KATUSAs are invited on a free tour of the Hite Brewery and hike up Yonmun Mountain, Friday, May 11. Free beer tasting for those of legal drinking age. Sign up soon, this one will fill up fast. Contact Peter Yu or Ms. Chong at Public Affairs, 7547652. TEEN JOBS AT CYS Job openings for teens, 16 years or older for youth sports baseball officials and scorers. No prior knowledge or training needed. CYS will train. You become a member of the Sports Club and receive paid training as well as have your association dues paid. Games are scheduled on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings and afternoons. KOREAN AMERICAN M A R AT H O N

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Month of the Military Child block party
By F. Neil Neeley

USAG HUMPHREYS – a block party was held in Soldier’s Park Saturday honoring military children and the Month of the Military Child. The event was sponsored by the USO with the help of Child and Youth Services, MWR, the Korean American youth Association and the Language Laboratory. Perfect weather drew about a hundred children, Soldiers, civilians and family members to the park. Events

included Face painting, traditional Korean dance, a performance by the HAES Honor choir and a magic show staged by a Korean magician. Area III Deputy Commander Allan Feistner opened the festivities by remarking on the challenges of being a military child. Our children make countless sacrifices through many moves and separations from their deployed military parents he said. But he added, “As a military child, you get to live in many exciting places and experience diverse cultures that civilian kids never get to experience.”

Free to all Humphreys Garrison USFK Personnel - 8th annual Hwaseong Filial Piety Marathon May 5. Free bus transportation departing from right outside of the Humphreys Walk-thru gate 7 a.m. on the day of the event. POC: Ms. Chong NLT COB Apr 20 e-mail [email protected] 7546130.
AUDIE MURPHY CLUB The Camp Humphreys Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is looking for SAMC members who want to become active while assigned to Korea. SGT Morales members who are interested in becoming SAMC members are also encouraged to attend. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month. Contact Sgt. 1st Class FC LawsonHurt at 010-2259-3026 or Sgt. 1st Class Miles at 010-3148-3450. COMPUTER CLASS FOR SPOUSES Eight-week course on Mon. and Wed. starting May 7 in the the ACS resource room. First one is geared to Philippines spouses; the next will be for Russian and English spouses and another for Korean spouses taught by CPAC. Upon completion graduates will receive a certification of completion. Pre-registration required. Call 753-8401, limit to five. NO MCW LOCAL COVERAGE NEXT WEEK The Morning Calm Weekly will publish its annual “Welcome to Korea” edition May 4. While we will continue to gather local news, we won’t be able to publish it until the May 11 edition.


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By F. Neil Neeley

USAG HUMPHREYS – What was supposed to have been a dance performance by a group of Korean professional Hip-hop dancers turned into a friendly Break-dance challenge when a group of amateur Soldier B-Boys jumped in to show their stuff. “We heard that the Korean B-Boys were going to perform here tonight,” said. Sgt. Fernando Morales, C Company, 168 Medical Battalion. “We just had to come out to see them and show them what we can do.” The Korean B-Boy dance performance was a scheduled part of a Child and Youth Services Lock-in night held at the garrison YS April 20. One at a time, the Korean and American BBoy dancers took turns on the YS Gym floor, with each one trying to top the next with their wild twists, flips, jumps and stunts. The combined performance earned enthusiastic cheers and applause from the YS audience. The Koreans clearly had more spectacular moves but were left impressed by the Americans’ skill. “We know it’s only their hobby, not their profession,” said Korean B-Boy, Kim Il-pom. “So we were really impressed by the level of their movement.” “It was great having Korean B-Boys along with American Soldiers here,” said Morales. “They’ve challenged us with their skill and we had so much fun together, we’re taking it out to the clubs where


Army B-boy Gonzalez Diaz (right front) takes his turn on the YS gym floor during a break-dance demonstration April 20. the challenge will continue.” Editor’s note: According to Wikipedia, B-boy/ break-boy is a term for a person who is devoted to hip-hop culture. The term “B-boy” has come to refer more specifically to a male who practices what the media refers to as breakdancing, i.e., an individual who has the ability to express his feelings through rhythmic dance combining a variety of dance forms with gymnastics and original body movements.

“Job AC S sponsoring “Job or No Job” Volunteer Employment and Volunteer Seminar
By LaVita Vincent
Special to Area III PAO

USAG HUMPHREYS—Army Community Service is sponsoring a free employment and volunteer seminar on May 4 in the Community Activity Center, Building 110 here. This year’s theme is “Job or No Job.” The famous TV game show, Deal or No Deal is the plan behind

the “Job or No Job theme.” If you like the TV show then you are sure to enjoy our seminar. This is the sixth bi-annual seminar at USAG-Humphreys. Sign in begins at 8 a.m. and the seminar kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided and best of all this is free. Pre-registration is required and you can register by calling 753-8401 or stopping by ACS.

LaVita Vincent (center) leads a job interview skills drill at a previous employment seminar


Do you think this will be all work and no fun? You are incorrect. There is some work of course but there is also fun. We at ACS hope to present a seminar that will enlighten you about volunteering and the rewards it offers as well as career options and advice to obtain the career of your dreams. We all have doubts and fears about career changes, moving from place to place, and retirement. The ACS staff and Area III supporting departments will address some of those fears, doubts, issues, questions and concerns. Some questions you may want answers to: What do I need to do to obtain a job in Korea? Where do I start? • What can I do to be better prepared? Can I get assistance in writing a resume? • How do I complete a resume on Resumix—required for employment in the federal civil service? • How do I apply for Nonappropriated Fund jobs? • What are “KSA’s” and how do I

write them? • What are the secrets to ace the interview? • What is the appropriate clothing for interviews and the work environment? • Are there jobs for people who are not US citizens? • What are the legal issues to working off base and how does a home-based business work? • What volunteer opportunities are available for Area III? • Will volunteering help me with my job search? If you have any of these questions or different ones bring them with you to the seminar and find the answer. It is YOUR DEAL and JOB. If you are looking for employment in Korea or returning to the states, being prepared is vital. Taking advantage of this service and ongoing classes is one way to start. All the classes offered are FREE.


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Earth Day tour educates, entertains students
By Pfc. Na Kyung-Chul
Area IV Public Affairs

CAMP CARROLL – The textbook concept of recycling is one thing, experiencing the actual recycling process is quite another as nine Taegu American School students and their escorts discovered during a tour of the installation’s environmental facilitiesApril 19 in recognition of Earth Day. This year’s Earth Day theme is “Sustainability Through Recycling.” Following opening remarks by Camp Carroll Environmental Coordinator Chuck Harper, the group visited the installation’s “land farm,” recycling center, sewage treatment plant, water treatment plant and Hazardous Materials and Antifreeze Recycling Point. They also viewed a response to a simulated hazardous chemical spill and participated in the “greening” of Camp Carroll by planting a native pine tree at the Community Activity Center to cap off the day. “This program is good experience for students to increase their environmental awareness,” Harper said. “I’m sure that students can learn a lot about recycling and protecting the environment through this tour.” The 30,000 square foot land farm is capable of treating more than 800 cubic yards of contaminated soil each year. The sewage treatment plant typically treats about 250,000 gallons per day in the winter and around 300,000 in the summer. The water treatment plant produces about 450,000 gallons of potable water every day.




Taegu American School students, led by Chuck Harper, Camp Carroll’s Environmental Coordinator, visit the installation’s Water Treatment Plant Laboratory during the tour. “It was great experience for students,” said Steven Belnap, TAS environmental science teacher. “They saw a lot of actual practices used to protect the environment. Learning more about how to treat soil and sewage was a practical study for students. That’s what I expected through this program.” Students found the tour informative and inspirational. “It was interesting because I didn’t know the process before,” junior Anthony Ford. “It helped us learn how the water is cleaned and purified.” The Earth Week was conducted April 16 – 22. A variety of events and activities were conducted in recognition of Earth Day, including a 5-kilometer walk/run at Camp Carroll April 21.

The Army celebrates Earth Day at more than 200 locations world-wide each year.

Julius S. Juliussen, a hazardous material handler/operator, discusses how hazardous materials teams respond to chemical spills. Tour participants got to see a simulated spill clean-up.

Strumming Away
Singer and guitarist Stevie O’Leary and partner, bass player Ha-nuel Ko (not pictured), perform “Banana Pancakes” by Jack Johnson at the Taegu American School Talent Show at the TAS Multi-Purpose Room April 19. O’leary and Jo went on to win the competition that featured 14 acts. Second place went to Kim Compton for her rendition of “Part of That World” from Disney’s Little Mermaid. Taking third place were Felix Quinata and Joshua Mendez who performed “Every Time We Touch. ” The event, sponsored by the TAS Student Council Association, also featured a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser.


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Education key to sexual assault prevention
DFAC Closure Camp Walker Dining Facility will be closed for renovation following the noon meal today until July 30. The Camp Henry Dining Facility will provide support for all meals to authorized users. Buses will make a continuous loop between Camps Walker and Henry during extended meal hours for the duration of the closure. “Grab and Go” meals are available every meal and they are the only meal available for the last 30 minutes of breakfast and dinner serving hours. Ramen noodles, box lunchs, or MRE’s are available as an option for issue during any meal with proper headcount reimbursement procedures. For information, call Sgt. 1st Class Gambrell at Camp Henry DFAC at 768-6487. Gas Station Hours Operating hours for the Camp Walker Gas Station have been extended. The new hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays; and 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For information, call Mr. Pak at 764-4502/ 5188. Scrapbook Event A National Scrapbook Day event will be held 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. May 5 at the Soldier Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall on Camp Walker. The event is free and open to the community. Bring your own supplies and plan for a sack lunch. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Baby sitting will not be provided. For information, contact Jen Eskridge at 010-5846-0933 or [email protected]. TAS Sure Start Sure Start is a preschool program that lasts through the school year. Children must be four years old by Oct. 31, 2007 to enroll for 2007 – 2008 Sure Start. Also, applicants must be commandsponsored in the grades of E-1 to E-9, GS-1 to GS-9, or NF-1 to NF-3. Parent volunteering, attendance at regular meetings and home visits are required. For information, call Dr. Marguerite Green at 768-9501. Paintball Event The 8th Army Paintball Championship will be held May 12 – 13 at the Camp Humphreys Paintball Facility. Registration is 10 a.m. – noon May 12. The competition begins at 2:30 p.m. The event is open to all Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons throughout the peninsula. For information, call USAG – Daegu MWR at 764-4123. Indoor Swimming Pool Closure The Camp Walker indoor swimming pool will be closed 3 – 6 p.m. Saturday for a Youth Services swim meet. For information, call Dan Morehouse at 764-3873.

Spc. Natalie E. Kapteyn
501st SBDE

CAMP CARROLL – Sexual assault awareness is one of the hot topics emphasized by Gen. B. B. Bell, commander of United States Forces Korea. The increasing number of occurrences within USFK has led the command to respond. The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program was implemented by regulation in Aug. 2005. The purpose of the program is to educate servicemembers arriving in Korea that sexual assault will not be tolerated and to ensure efficient leadership is provided to minimize opportunities for this crime to occur, according to USFK Regulation 60020. Every unit has representatives of this program called Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Unit Victim Advocates, who are selected to receive training in sexual assault awareness and prevention. Two representatives from 501st Sustainment Brigade feel strongly about this program and work hard to improve the SAPR Program for Soldiers at Camp Carroll. The responsibilities of a SARC or UVA include organizing and conducting classes for servicemembers within the unit, said Sgt. 1st Class Kim M. Armstrong,

maintenance analyzer and a UVA for 501st SBDE. Gen. Bell lists underage drinking, alcohol abuse and servicemember misconduct as primary factors for the increase in sexual assaults. “We usually get the reports after curfew, which is after drinking … after the alcohol,” said Sgt. 1st Class Courtney A. Brown, noncommissioned officer in charge of Support Operations for 501st SBDE, and the deployable SARC for the brigade. “Most of these reports come from the barracks,” Armstrong said. Armstrong has been a UVA since 2005. She believes the occurrence of sexual assaults may be decreased thanks to educating Soldiers on sexual assault prevention and emphasizing the battle buddy system. She also said leaders, including the command and NCOs, must know how to correctly respond and react to a Soldier who reports an attack. Armstrong said sexual assault can be controlled and prevented and it has to be done through education. Brown agrees with that statement. She said one of her primary missions is to educate the brigade on this issue. “Just from me going to school, it has opened my eyes a lot more, and I think the more you get educated and the more we talk about it, the less it will come into play,” she said, referring to the

training she received to become the brigade DSARC. Brown said the NCOs and officers in the Support Operations Office emphasize sexual assault awareness when they talk to the junior-enlisted Soldiers during “Under the Oak Tree Counseling.” “We do have training and we do talk about it. It’s really important we keep them aware of it because it is happening a lot,” said Brown. She said most of the cases happen in the barracks with the junior-enlisted Soldiers and usually it happens with the Soldiers they know. She also mentioned that most cases go unreported. According to Armstrong, Soldiers should have confidence in the program. It is supposed to be a safeguard for them to report a case of sexual assault and know that it will be properly handled by their leaders. Armstrong stresses that the leaders must stay educated on the proper way to handle a case and to immediately notify a SARC once a Soldier reports a sexual assault. Brown encourages servicemembers to educate themselves with the materials on sexual assault prevention and awareness provided by the Army through the Internet. Information is also available at Army Community Service on Camps Carroll and Henry.

Breaking The Silence


More than 40 children, youth and adults depart the Child and Youth Services Building on Camp Walker for the “Drum March to Break the Silence and Cycle of Abuse” April 12. The children and youth were involved in many aspects of the event including designing and painting their blue ribbon T-shirts, making the signs they carried along the march route. They also played Korean Sogo hand drums which symbolized “breaking the silence” and promoting awareness about child abuse prevention.

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Job Fair Slated A Job Fair, hosted by Army Career and Alumni Program and Army Community Service Employment Readiness, will be held noon – 3 p.m. May 16 at the Youth Services Gym on Camp Walker. Stateside companies and local agencies will be on hand. The event is open to the community. Be sure to bring copies of your resume. For more information or to register, contact ACAP at 768-7571 or [email protected]; ACS ERP at 768-7951/7112. Softball Tournament A Memorial Day Softball Tournament will be held May 26 – 28 at Kelly Field on Camp Walker. The entry deadline is May 20. Register at Camp Walker’s Kelly Fitness Center or Camp Carroll’s Crown Jewel Fitness Center. For information, call Neil Fleisher at 764-4800. Family Child Care Providers Family Child Care Providers are now being sought in Area IV. Free training and support is provided through Child and Youth Services (CYS). Applicants should be 18 years old or older, reside on-post and have a high school diploma or G.E.D. In addition, potential providers must have experience with children, pass background and health checks and speak English well. For information, call Maryvel Jones at 768-7707. USA Girl Scouts Seek Members, Volunteers The USA Girl Scouts are seeking individuals to fill Girl Scouts officer positions for the 2007-2008 Girl Scout year. Junior and senior troop leaders are also needed. For information or to sign up, contact Sheila Peavy at (053) 476-9178 or [email protected]. Trial Defense Services Relocation The Trial Defense Services has relocated to Bldg. #S-303 on Camp Walker across the street from Bodine Dental Clinic. The new phone number is 764-3473. For information, contact Capt. Patrick Davis at 768-8707 or [email protected]. Red Cross First Aid Class The American Red Cross will conduct First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillator Class for the Workplace 4 – 7:30 p.m. May 22 – 24 at the American Red Cross Office, Bldg. #1425 on Camp Henry. For information, call Jimmy Finch at 768-7993. New MPD Emergency Leave Phone Number The Area IV Military Personnel Division at Camp Henry has a new emergency leave phone number. The new number is 0106696-8366. For information, call Robert Bridgewater at 768-8498. Information “Hot Line” Established To make urgent information available to personnel who live and work within USAG – Daegu, an information hotline has been established which enables anyone to call in 24/7 to receive current information about road conditions, force protective conditions, protests/ gate closures and school delays or closures. The number is 764-4094 for DSN phones or 0505-764-4094 from offpost. For information, call Victor Lowe at 764-4167. Power Yoga The Crown Jewel Sports and Fitness Center on Camp Carroll holds Power Yoga class 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Power Yoga can help you achieve many positive things in life including weight loss, anti-aging, peace of mind and reduced stress, etc. The instructor is Cho Kui-cha. For information, call the Sports and Fitness Center at 765-8287/8118. Spinning Class The Crown Jewel Sports and Fitness Center on Camp Carroll has a biking program 6 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Certified instructor Sandy Clark leads the sessions. Ten bikes are available on a first come first served basis. For information, call Carlos Algarin at 765-8118.

Volunteers thanked for their service
Area IV Public Affairs

Several individuals and community organizations were recognized at the U.S. Army Garrison-Daegu Annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony and luncheon at the Evergreen Commity Club on Camp Walker April 20. Receiving the Dr. Mary E. Walker Award for “demonstrating dedicated and exemplary volunteerism” was Bonnie McCarthy, USAG-Daegu volunteer coordinator. The Youth Volunteer of the Year is Taegu American School student Agnes Choi. This year’s Soldier Volunteer of the Year is Capt. Park Se-woo, a chaplain with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, HHC 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. The Local National Volunteer of the Year is Bay Myong-ok. The Civilian Volunteer of the Year is Shelina Pamenter, who was also recognized as the Overall Volunteer of the Year. Five soldiers were presented with the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. Recipients included Lt. Col. Lynn San Nicholas, Capt. Joshua Bast, Sgt. 1st Class Craig Jones, Sgt. Jessica Via, and Spc. Erica Stagg.

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is the Onsoodong Minbak (061-8521679), which is a traditional Koreanstyle house called a hanok. Cheongwoo Pension even offers free transportation for guests from the train station or bus terminal in Boseong. Reservations are recommended during the festival. Another alternative to accommodations in Boseong is to spend the night at a hotel in Yeulpo on the west coast. If you don’t want to travel to Boseong on your own, don’t hesitate to ask Korean friends to accompany you. They will be honored you asked them to share their culture with you. Whether tea titillates your palate or not, a visit to Boseong is one of the best, and most stress-free, getaways in Korea. The tea fragrant-tinted air combined with the beautifully landscaped rolling hills of green tea and spectacular royal azaleas that engulf the area in early May, will purify your body and mind. For more information about Boseong and the great places to see in the area, visit the county website at http:// (Editor’s Note: Park Hae-ju, Area IV Support Activity Public Affairs Office intern from Kyungpook National University, contributed to this story.)

Boseong: How to get there

From Seoul: Gyeongbu Expressway (No. 1) south Cheonan Interchange (Hoedeok Junction) Honam Expressway (No. 25) East Gwangju Interchange (2nd Gwangju Beltway Hwasun) National Road No. 29 Boseong Town National Road No. 18 Daehan Tea Plantation (Daehandawon). From Daegu: Guma Expressway (No. 45) West 88 Olympic Expressway (No. 12) west Jungbu Inland Expressway (No. 35) Namhae Expressway (No. 10) Honam Expressway (No. 25) National Road No. 18 Daehan Tea Plantation. East Seoul (Dong Seoul) Bus Terminal (8:10 a.m., 9:40 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 2:40 p.m., 4:10 p.m. and 5:40 p.m.; five hours; costs 23,100 Won for adults, 16,200 Won for teenagers and 11,600 Won for school-age children) Suncheon Bus Terminal (5:55 a.m. to 8:25 p.m. at 15 to 30 minutes intervals; one hour; costs 5,000 Won for adults, 4,000 Won for teenagers with a student identification card) Boseong Cross-County Bus Terminal Yeulpobound bus (6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 30 minutes to one hour intervals; 15 minutes; costs 1,000 Won for adults, 700 Won for teenagers and 450 Won for children) Daehan Tea Plantation. Daegu’s West (Seo-bu) Bus Terminal (7:05 a.m., 8 a.m., 10:20 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 2:20 p.m., 4:20 p.m., and 6:25 p.m.; three hours and 30 minutes; costs 12,900 Won for adults, 10,300 Won for teenagers with a student identification card and 6,500 Won for children) Suncheon Bus Terminal (5:55 a.m. to 8:25 p.m. at 15 to 30 minutes intervals; one hour; costs 5,000 Won for adults, 4,000 Won for teenagers with a student identification card) Boseong Cross-County Bus Terminal Yeulpo-bound bus (6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 30 minutes to one hour intervals; 15 minutes; costs 1,000 Won for adults, 700 Won for teenagers and 450 Won for children) Daehan Tea Plantation. KTX train from Seoul’s Yongsan Station (8:30 a.m. and 4:25 p.m.; two hours and 50 minutes and two hours and 25 minutes, respectively; costs 49,300 Won for adults and teenagers, 31,700 Won for children, and 38,700 Won for senior citizens and 35,200 Won for adults and teenagers, 17,600 Won for children, and 24,600 Won for senior citizens Mugunghwa (Orange) train at Songjeongli Station (Gwangju) (11:31 a.m. and 7:28 p.m.; one hour and 20 minutes; costs 2,900 Won for adults, teenagers and senior citizens, and 2,100 Won for children) Boseong. Mugunghwa (Orange) train from Seoul’s Yongsan Station (10:05 a.m. only; five hours and 50 minutes; costs 25,100 Won for adults and teenagers, 12,600 Won for children, and 17,600 Won for senior citizens) Mugunghwa (Orange) train from East Daegu (Dong Daegu) Station (9:23 a.m. and 12:22 p.m.; less one hour; costs 4,100 Won for adults and teenagers, 2,100 Won for children, and 2,900 Won for senior citizens) Samlangjin near Miryang (10:52 a.m. and 2:14 p.m.; three hours and 30 minutes; costs 11,000 Won for adults and teenagers, 5,500 Won for children and 7,700 Won for senior citizens) Suncheon (2:35 p.m. and 6:40 p.m.; one hour; costs 3,200 Won for adults and teenagers, 1,600 Won for children and 2,200 Won for senior citizens) Boseong.

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Week The Phrase of the Week :

“Can I buy a ticket in advance?”

ticket in advance buy

Yemaepyo sal su issumnikka?
can I





‘yong o’

Week Situation of the Week : Traveling
Dangilpyo issumnikka?

Can I buy a ticket on the day of the trip? Where is the ticket window?

Pyo panun koshi odie issumnikka?

This story is about:

Yongoro doen shiganpyo issumnikka?

Is there a timetable in English? How long do I have to wait?

Olmana kidaryoya hamnikka?

BOSS Group Tour Seoul Motor Show

Do I have to change trains?
Charul karataya hamnikka?

Odiso karataya hamnikka?

Where so I have to change trains?

Week Korean Expression of the Week

Bubussaumeun kalro mulbegi

A quarrel between husband and wife is like slashing water with a knife

A couple’s argument never lasts.

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