January 23, 2009 • Volume 7, Issue 15
Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea The Morning Calm will not be published next week in observance of Lunar New Year. Newspaper publication will resume Feb. 6.
Army leaders thank housing project professionals Page 2
Photo enthusiasts take best ‘shot’ in MWR contest Page 16
Casey Warriors conduct combat logistics training
Soldiers from 302nd ‘convoy’ through training
By Sgt. Scott Kim 1st HBCT Public Affairs Going on a convoy mission is something most Soldiers will experience when deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. This is especially true for transportation units, which are expected to move equipment, supplies and even troops all over their respective areas of operation. That is why Soldiers from 302nd Brigade Support Battalion conducted combat logistics training at USAG-Casey. The training consisted of multiple scenarios in which the Soldiers' convoy was attacked in different ways, at different places, all while Soldiers carried on the mission to completion. “We trained on what to do when our vehicles get ambushed, MEDEVACS (Medical Evacuations) and how to respond to improvised explosives devices,” said Pfc. William Graham, a motor transport operator, Company A., 302nd BSB. Realism is important to any type of training as Soldiers need to be prepared to deal with the worst case scenarios when deployed. Soldiers from 302nd Brigade Support Battalion perform first aid on a wounded comrade during combat logistics training “This exercise is an overview of how it is in Iraq,” said Staff Sgt. at USAG-Casey. — U.S. Army photo courtesy of 1st HBCT Public Affairs Turhan Walker, a motor transport operator, Co. A. Some of the newer Soldiers don't know what it's like so we have “This training will help them acquire good fundamentals and have a steady base, experienced non-commissioned officers overseeing the training trying to make it as realistic which is important. So when they go to their next unit, they will have something to as possible." build on,” said Walker. The training is especially important to these Soldiers because 302nd BSB supplies the The skills that are learned through the training exercise will hopefully enable Soldiers entire 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team with necessary equipment to continue to fight. to respond quickly in a dangerous situation and help them get through it safely. “We supply everybody with ammo, water and fuel, so it is very important that Soldiers “Even though we’re support unit, that doesn't mean we're not in the fight,” Walker take in as much of the training as possible,” Walker said. said. “Training like this is what will help you in battlefield situations, so that you and Although other units have different ways of handling certain situations and training, your buddies can come home safe.” teaching Soldiers the basics will help them when they go to new units. To view photos from this training event, visit www.fllickr.com/imcomkorea.
Yongsan Commissary enjoys ‘fruitful’ victory
FORT LEE, Va. – Pretty as a picture, but fresh and delicious, too – that describes the hundreds of mouthwatering produce displays created in the Defense Commissary Agency’s 9th Annual Produce Merchandising Contest. Fifteen commissaries earned honors this year, highlighting a theme of “Fresh Fruits and Veggies = Health and Fitness = Mission Ready.” The commissary at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, celebrated an unprecedented fourth consecutive win as “Best Large Overseas Store.”
(Left) The produce department at the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, Commissary showcases fresh fruit during Korean Thanksgiving. Yongsan won top honors in the “Large Overseas Store” category, its fourth straight first-place finish. — U.S. Army DeCA photo
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NEWS SHARP POINT #07-09
This week we lost a USFK Soldier as a result of an off-duty accident that occurred while the Soldier was crossing a street off post. This is the second off-duty pedestrian-vehicle fatality in six month. In total, we have lost five service members in the past six months. Added to these are two suicides, including a family member. I find the loss of seven service members, civilians, or family members alarming! These tragic losses impact families, weaken morale, disrupt unit cohesiveness, and reduce mission readiness. Leaders— corporals to generals—even while we mourn the loss of these men and women, we must direct our energy toward the prevention of accidents and the well-being of our service members, civilian Gen. Walter L. Sharp employees, and family members.
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Death of a U.S. Service Member
I charge each of you to press hard through education, awareness, supervision, and risk management to ensure that every USFK service member and civilian understands the need to include safety in everything they do. Whether at work or at home. As leaders, we need to show our subordinates that we mean business when it comes to enforcing the rules of safety, while at the same time showing them that we care. Leaders must take immediate action to become personally involved in preventing accidents and suicides. Visit out USFK Homepage to review my policy letters in these important areas. Be alert for signs of someone in trouble and ensure that anyone who needs help gets it immediately. Our success can be defined only as “No Loss of Life.” To help achieve that success , give this safety alert the widest possible dissemination; electronically and by posting it on our unit bulletin boards. We go together! WaLTER L. SHaRP
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Soldier, Army Civilians receive recognition for roles in USAG-Humphreys development
By Sue Silpasornprasit IMCOM-Korea Public Affairs Senior Army leaders recognized the accomplishments of three Installation Management Command Korea Region professionals during a ceremony at IMCOM-K Headquarters, USAG-Yongsan, Jan. 16. Paul Cramer, IMCOM-K Chief Public Works, and Mark Cain, Deputy U.S. Forces Korea Engineers, were each awarded the Department of the Army Commander's Award for Civilian Service. Colonel Joe Moore, Deputy Garrison Commander for Transformation, was presented with the HTO Army Commendation Award. All three awardees also received the Humphreys Housing Opportunity Program Team Award, signed by Mr. Keith Eastin, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installation and Environment). Eastin, read the award citation live from the Pentagon via video teleconference during the ceremony. “This is the Army’s largest single housing project since WWII,” Eastin said. “It is a huge project, completed in record time.” The IMCOM-Korea team recently solidified a plan to construct 2,400 homes at USAG-Humphreys. This is the Army’s first public-private house project overseas and part of its tour normalization process for Army personnel serving in the Republic of Korea General Walter L. Sharp, Commander United Nations Command/US/ROK
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General Walter L. Sharp, Commander UNC/CFC/USFK, recognizes Colonel Joe Moore, Deputy Garrison Commander for Transformation; Mark Cain, Deputy U.S. Forces Korea Engineers; and Paul Cramer, IMCOM-K Chief Public Works, for their contributions to Army housing planning in Korea during a ceremony Jan. 16 at Installation Management Command-Korea Region Headquarters, USAG-Yongsan. To view or download this photo, visit the Morning Calm image archive at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Sue Silpasornprasit Combined Forces Command/ U.S. Forces Korea, presided over the awards ceremony. The general thanked those being recognized for their hard work, calling their efforts establishing the framework for Humphreys housing a “key element of our future here in Korea.” “This enabled us to move aggressively forward to make Korea a normal family assignment just like anywhere else in the world,” Sharp said. “It shows the world the commitment of the United States to the Republic of Korea and establishes a model that will allow us to move into the future.”
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american Forces Network Korea improves Thunder aM service
By Capt. Paradon Silpasornprasit AFN Korea For many years, AFN Korea’s sister radio service Thunder AM has provided a variety of programming for its listening audience. As a result of our recent audience survey conducted in December 2008, AFN Korea will improve its Thunder AM radio service by giving listeners more music, news, variety and flexibility starting Feb. 2. AFN Korea’s goal is to make Thunder AM the primary source for radio news and information and a true complement to our AFN The Eagle service by improving quality and variety of music and programs. Listeners can soon expect: More Music: Listeners can expect an increase in music from 51 to 57 hours per week, offering a variety of DJ and music selections. More News: The audience can tune in to find an increase of total news by 2.5 hours per week to include more news from sources such as CNN, NPR, ABC News, Pentagon Channel throughout the day . – See THUNDER AM, Page 4 –
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The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. Area I: Shoplifting; Subject #1 and Subject #2 were observed by Witness #1 selecting two computer memory chips and a DVD box set from the shelves at the PX. Subject #1 and Subject #2 then concealed the items on their persons and exited the store without rendering proper payment. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were detained by MP and transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where they were advised of their legal rights, which they waived rendering written sworn statements admitting to the offense. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were processed and released to their unit. The merchandise was returned to AAFES. Estimated Cost of Larceny is $149.85. This is a final report. Area I: Assault and Battery; Subject# 1 struck Victim#1 facial area and head with a closed fist outside of a club in Dongducheon Entertainment District, Dongducheon. Victim#1 was transported to TMC where he was treated and released for his possible concussion. At 1300 Hrs, 16 JAN 09, Victim#1 reported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he rendered a written statement attesting to the incident. Victim#1 was processed and released to his unit. Investigation continues. AREA II: Shoplifting; Subject#1 was observed by Witness#1 via Closed Circuit TV removing a shirt and attempted to exit the store without rendering the proper payment. Subject#1 was detained by MP and transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where he was advised of his legal rights, which he waived rendering a written statement admitting to the offense. Subject#1 was processed and released to his unit. The merchandise was returned to AAFES. Estimated cost of Larceny is $39. This is a final report. AREA II: Damage to Private Property; Fleeing the Scene After Causing an Accident, Subject#1 while making a legal u-turn, struck Victim#1 POV. The Subject#1 then fled the scene without reporting the incident to KNP. The Subject#1 vehicle sustained unknown damages to the right rear of the vehicle. Damages to Victims vehicle consisted of dents, scratches and paint transfer to the left front fender and bumper, dents to the hood, a broken left headlight assembly, a detached front bumper, a cracked front grill and scratches to the left front wheel rim. A search of the area by KNP for subject(s) and/or witness(es) met with negative results. Victim #1 reported to the Yongsan Main KNP Station where she rendered a written sworn statement attesting to the incident. Victim#1 reported utilization of her seatbelt. Estimated Cost of Damage is unknown. Due to a lack of investigative leads, this is a final report. AREA III: Traffic Accident resulting in Injury and Damage to Private Property; Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol; Subject #1 operating a POV, fell asleep due to his level of intoxication and struck an unknown POV on the HWY #1, Anseong. Damages to Subject#1 vehicle consisted of disabling damages. Damages to the unknown vehicle consisted of dents, scratches and paint transfer to the rear portion of the vehicle. The Victim#1 sustained unknown injuries and was transported via ambulance to an unknown Korean hospital where the unknown person was treated and released for the injuries. Subject#1 reported no visible injuries. Subject#1 was administered a PBT, with a result of 0.05% BAC. Subject#1 was transported to the Kyungi-Do KNP Station where he was charged by KNP under KRTL ART #44-1 (Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol). Subject#1 was released into MP Custody on a CJ Form 2 and transported to the USAG-Humphreys PMO where he was processed and released to his unit. The utilization of seatbelt is unknown at this time. Estimated Cost of Damage is unknown. Investigation continues MPI.
Ben Richardson, a middle school student from Yongsan, goes for a swim in one of the many pools at Tiger World water park and leisure complex Jan. 19. Tiger World is located in Bucheon, about an hour drive from USAG-Yongsan. Tiger World offers a full-sized, indoor water park and spa as well as a fitness center, golf facilities and an indoor ski resort. Directions : At Bugae Station (Subway line 1, take bus #579 or #79 in front of exit #2. Get off at Sangil High School (about a 5 min. ride). After getting off, walk for 5 mins. or take a taxi from Bugae Station (about 2,500 won) Visit www.tigerworld.co.kr/eng/ — Photo by Max Johnson
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities
Lunar New Year events (Seoul) Seollal takes place on the first day of the New Year according to the lunar calendar, which this year is on the 26th Jan. 26. The official Seollal holidays will run for a total of three days, from Jan. 25 – 27, and during this time Korean people wear Hanbok (Korean traditional costume), exchange well-wishes, and eat Tteokguk (rice cake soup). Also at this time, many traditional cultural events and performances will be held at major tourist spots in Seoul. The Namsangol Hanok Village, the Korean Folk Village and the National Folk Museum of Korea will be holding a number of hands-on programs. At Several of Korea’s historical palaces, such as Gyeongbokgung Palace, foreigners will be able to try out Korea’s traditional folk games. Visitors will also be able to watch Korean traditional performances over the holidays The National Folk Museum of Korea, which is located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace, is holding a special exhibition to welcome Gichuknyeon, the year of the ox. The exhibition runs until March 2. For information on these events, visit www.tour2korea.com, www. koreanfolk.co.kr, or www.nfm.go.kr a football competition played on ice and other various leisure activities that can be enjoyed in the snow-covered field. The third is the Well-being Zone, where visitors can savor foods made from ice-fish or take part in a cooking class specializing in Korean ice-fish cuisine. Lastly, there is the Family Zone that features an ice-fishing lesson for children. Besides these themed events there will be ‘Korea dog-sled championship’ where you can watch the passionate dogs running on ice and ‘car racing (rally) contest’ on snow. Find out what to bring and services available by visiting www.tour2korea.com or www.injefestival.co.kr Winter Activities Fest (Thru Feb. 1) Doridoll’s Dong Jang Kun Festival, which is a perfect spot for family winter activities will be held at Baekun Valley, Pocheon city, Gyeonggi-do Province. Visitors can enjoy various folk activities such as trout ice fishing, Korean traditional sledding on an ice field, top spinning, seesawing and kite flying. Snacks such as baked potatoes and sweet potatos and red-bean soup are served to satisfy. With its 15m tall Dongjang-gun Ice Statue and Icicle Tunnel, the Doridoll’s Dong Jang Kun Festival has much to offer. Visit www.tour2korea.com Snow Fest (Jan. 26 - Feb. 8) The Snow Festival in the city of Taebaek, Gangwondo Province, is a major winter event. Visitors can enjoy both the beautiful snow-capped landscape of Mt. Taebaeksan and take part in a number of hands-on programs. Starting on Jan. 26 with a snow street parade, the festival will feature a snow and ice carving exhibition as well as a variety of hands-on programs and performances. A major attraction is the world of beautiful snow sculptures created by top sculptors around the world as well as from Korea. In addition to this, there are a variety of events for the whole family and visitors of all ages, including magic shows, music concerts, making snowmen, snow sculpting and sledding. For transportation and admission information, visit www.tour2korea.com or the festival’s official website at festival.taebaek.go Jisan Forest Resort Jisan Forest Resort is located in Icheon city, Gyeonggi-do province, near the Incheon Airport. All slopes are available for snow-boarders, and the moving staircases will help children and beginners move more easily. In addition, the 6-seat chair lift is equipped with a heating system. Although the slopes are not that big, this resort is loved by many people because of its convenient facilities and close proximity to Seoul. Jisan Resort does not suffer from overcrowding, and so visitors here can enjoy skiing without experiencing long waits at the lifts. Facilities at Jisan Resort are very reasonably priced. In terms of accommodation facilities, condos range from 85,000won to 195,000 won (condo prices differ by the weekend, the weekday and the season), and restaurants and supermarkets are also available. Jisan Resort also operates a free shuttle bus from Seoul. Also available are a Snow park for kids, playground for infants, ski shop, campsite, cycling course, basketball court, soccer field, putting course, and golf practice range. Visit www.jisanresort. co.kr or www.tour2korea.com Glass Castle (Jeju) This glass art theme park is the first of its kind in Korea, and offers a glass arts exhibition that along with a garden, a labyrinth, and walls that have been entirely made out of glass. Visit www. tour2korea.com for information.
Ice Fishing (Thru Feb. 2) The Inje Ice-fishing Festival is one of the largest wintertime events in Korea, drawing 700,000 visitors every year. As part of the festival, the river ice is broken to reveal clean waters flowing through a beautiful landscape, offering to both adults and children the pleasures of fishing. In addition to ice fishing, festival-goers will enjoy a variety of hands-on events and games. The Inje Ice-fishing Festival includes attractions under four different themes: First, the Nature Zone includes ice fishing, a “zoo” featuring ice animal carvings, and an ice playground featuring a slide made out of ice. Secondly is the Leports Zone, featuring
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More Sports: Sports fans will now have a home on Thunder AM with sports talk, scores and highlights daily. More Country: AFN Korea’s improved schedule will allow Country Music fans to listen to their favorite Country hits during a fivehour block throughout the afternoon and evening, seven days a week. Classic Rock: In addition to the various types of music already offered, by popular demand
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AFN Korea is adding Classic Rock to its regular lineup. Thunder AM is improving the quality of music and information programs to meet its customers’ needs. These improvements keeps our audience in mind. In our recent survey, our listeners’ feedback was considered and AFN is giving listeners what they said they wanted – improved service. Thunder AM can be the home for news and information, when you need it, on AFN Korea. Radio frequencies and programming times can be found on the AFN Korea website at www.afnkorea.net
Sung Nam Golf Club announcement
Sung Nam Golf Club will replace elements of the heating unit. During this time period the current heating system will be shut down. Except for in the pro shop and administration offices, the building will be unheated. The following areas will be shut down through Feb. 22 (scheduled completion date): Men’s and Ladies locker rooms and showers. Please retrieve needed items from your lockers; Clubhouse toilets will be shut off. Please use the facilities at the #1 Snack Bar; Restaurant and Bar will be closed. #1 Snack Bar will open for Breakfast and Lunch. The Snack Bar and Pro Shop will remain open. Please check in as normal in the Pro Shop. Please plan to change before arriving to play golf, as there will not be any access to the locker rooms at this time. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
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EEO, POSH briefings given at Red Cloud
By Jim Cunningham USAG-RC Public Affairs USAG-RED CLOUD — Supervisors and nonsupervisors gained extra knowledge of prevention of sexual harassment during training held Jan. 16 by the USAG-Red Cloud Equal Employment Opportunity office. The training began with an understanding of the principle of equal employment opportunity being one, which asserts all people should have the right to work and advance based on merit and ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, and without reprisal. These notions of equal employment do not come without regulatory guidance. The 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1614, Army Regulation 690600, and EEOC Management Directive 110 map the guidance for managing EEO complaints. Legal statutes range from the years 1964 to as late as 2002. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was amended by the EEO Act of 1972 dealing with race, color, religion, sex or national origin, extended coverage to all state and local governments, governmental agencies, and political subdivisions, except for elected officials, their personal assistants and immediate advisors. The Equal Pay Act of 1963, which dealt with sex-based wage, makes it illegal to base wages differently according to the sex of the employee. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 makes it illegal to discriminate by age if the employee is 40 plus years of age, said Rose Aguigui, USAGRC Equal Employment Opportunity officer and conductor of the briefing. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sections 501, 502, 504, and 508 regard federal government employees. American with Disabilities Act of 1990 Titles I and V deal with private sector employees, state and local government employees. The Civil Rights Act of 1991 amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to strengthen and improve Federal civil rights laws, to provide for damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination, to clarify provisions regarding disparate impact actions, and for other purposes. The Notification and Federal Employee Anti-discrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002, popularly known as the NoFEAR Act, requires federal agencies be accountable for violations of anti-discrimination and whistle-blower protection laws and post quarterly on its public web site certain statistical data relating to federal sector equal employment opportunity complaints filed with such agency. All U.S. applicants, current and former employees, certain contract employees may take advantage of the EEO complaint process, Aguigui said. There are eight basis for filing an EEO complaint: • Race • Color • Sex (gender) • Age (40+) • Religion • National Origin • Disability (physical or mental) • Reprisal for Title VII Activity Persons aggrieved must identify an issue relating to one of the above terms, condition or benefit of employment, Aguigui said. When an individual initiates an EEO complaint they should identify an issue relating to a term, condition, or benefit of employment along with the reason or basis for discrimination. The complainant must file within 45 calendar days, then after processing procedures the average processing time is from two to three years. The cost to the government for complaints can be as much as $80 thousand dollars. The legal maximum for damages awarded a complainant is $300 thousand. Unresolved informal complaints will have a final interview; the complainant will receive a notice of right to file a formal complaint with which he or she will have 15 calendar days to file a formal complaint. The EEO officer has 15 calendar days to accept or dismiss the complaint, Aguigui said. The common causes for dismissal of a claim are: • Failure to state a claim • Untimely contact with EEO official • Untimely filing of formal complaint • Filing civil action for the same claim • Appealed to the Merit Systems Protection Board • Complainant alleges a preliminary step (proposed adverse action) There is an alternative to this procedure; however, it is the alternative dispute resolution option. At any phase of the complaint process, ADR can be offered as an alternative to traditional EEO administrative process. For the Army, mediation is preferred because the primary goal is to resolve complaints at the lowest possible level, Aguigui said. If a complaint is appropriate for mediation, the offer is first presented to management. If it is accepted by management, the offer of mediation is made to the complainant. Mediation is focused on issues, not people or personalities or faults, current employment issues, not issues from the past, Aguigui said. If mutual interests are understood and all other factors are met, then an early resolution may occur. Negotiated settlement agreements are binding, enforceable contracts. They define terms agreed upon by disputing parties and the terms are confidential. There is no fault pointed out and the agreement closes the complaint unless the aggrieved party articulates noncompliance, Aguigui said. The Prevention of Sexual Harassment briefing had three objectives: to understand what constitutes sexual harassment, to identify the costs of sexual harassment or a hostile work environment, and to recognize and accept one’s role and responsibilities in regard to sexual harassment, Aguigui said. “Supervisors are held to a higher standard,” Aguigui said. “They have that responsibility.” Army policy says sexual harassment is unacceptable conduct and it will not be tolerated. “Sexual harassment destroys teamwork and negatively affects organizational readiness,” Aguigui said. “Sexual harassment is when unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or conduct of a sexual nature creates a hostile work environment or interferes with an individual’s ability to perform his or her job.” Quid pro-quo or this-for-that types of advances of a sexual nature, which are made a term or condition of continued employment are also a form of sexual harassment, Aguigui said. Ingredients for a hostile work environment include: verbal, nonverbal or physical gestures that are sexual in nature, which are unwanted and unwelcome and unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance, and creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. “The harassment does not necessarily have to be sexual in nature,” Aguigui said. “Also, we consider actions threatening in nature, which cause a hostile work environment.” Sex discrimination is any practice or policy, which results in differential treatment of an individual because of his or her gender, Aguigui said. The exception to this is when the job calls for an occupational qualification when gender is necessary for authenticity or normal operation of the job. Most of these jobs have to do with transportation, security and law enforcement when females and males are required to perform duties requiring search of persons. Other benchmarks of sexual harassment are sex role static, stereotypes, and sex role stereotypes. Sex role static is unthinking, undirected, everyday taken-for-granted remarks and actions based on gender stereotypes. The danger of stereotyping is instead of reacting naturally in a situation, the individual reacts or behaves according to the stereotype, Aguigui said. Sex role stereotypes: men are traditionally thought to be aggressive, independent, and unemotional simply because they are men. Women are thought to be non aggressive, dependent, and emotional simply because they are women, Aguigui said. “We find there are more reprisal issues when it deals with an employee and their first or second line supervisor,” Aguigui said. “They know the employee has come to our office for advice. When they return to their office they find they are being treated differently, i.e. their work space moved or some other action. We tell supervisors they cannot take any action against an employee in reprisal.” The EEO office is motivated by Code 29 of Federal Regulations 1614, Army Regulation 690-600, and Management Directive 110. “These are the principles behind EEO,” Aguigui said. “These are bibles for EEO; the Management Directive 110 comes from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. They are the watchdogs for the Federal and Civilian sectors.” All of this comes together in teamwork to support the commander of the installation, Aguigui said.“My office along with whoever the agency representative will be and a representative from Human Resources are the team who serves the commander in this capacity,” Aguigui said. “In our case it is the manager of employee relations, at the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center.” “All EEO complaints are filed against the secretary of the Army, not against anyone else. The Army will always send their best most accomplished lawyer to defend against EEO complaints.”
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News & Notes
Victim Advocate Hot Line USAG-RC Victim Advocate Hot Line is 0119187-2001. Take a stand against domestic violence. Victim Advocate Coordinator USAG-Casey ACS, Building 2603. For more information call 730-3494. Daily Mass at USAG-RC Join us for daily Mass 11:30 to 11:50 a.m. Mon-Fri in USAG-RC Warrior Chapel. For more information call 732-6404. Community Bank Closing USAG-RC Community Bank will be closed for Lunar New Year Jan. 26 and 27. For more information call: 732-6019/5502. Red Cloud/Casey Workforce Town Hall Meeting Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-RC commander, and Richard Davis, deputy commander, will ;hold a workforce town hall meeting Feb. 18 from 10-11 a.m. at the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center. For individuals unable to attend the town hall meeting at Casey, the event will be broadcast live in the Red Cloud Theater. For more information call: 732-8854. Feeling Depressed or Stressed Out? If you are feeling depressed or stressed out, call the Military and Family Life Consultant Program. Services are completely confidential and private. For more information call: 010-3147-0756 for Red Cloud or 010-869-3666. Early Bird Shopping at Casey Commissary Early Bird shopping is 7-11 a.m. in the Casey Commissary every Tuesday through Friday. For additional information, call: 730-4451/3432. New! Mitchell’s Sunday Brunch Mitchell’s will offer Sunday Brunch beginning Feb. 8 from 10 to 2 p.m. every Sunday. No reservations are required. For more information call: 732-8189/8211. Fred Meurer Workshop Time Change The Fred Meurer Workshop date is changed to Jan. 30 from Jan. 27. For more information call: 732-6002. ACAP Counselor Position Vacancy at Camp Mobile Position requires a master’s degree or equivalent and at least two years of experience in the field or in a related area. Works under general supervision or independently and typically reports to a supervisor or manager. For additional information call: 730-4033/4034. Tax Center Grand Opening The Area I Tax Center will have their grand opening Jan. 27 in Maude Hall. There will be a cake cutting and attendees may bring their tax forms and questions to kick the tax season off in advance of the April 15 deadline. For information call: 730-3660/3655 2009 Eighth Army BATAAN Road March Registration for the 2009 BATAAN Road March will be from 7-8:15 a.m. Feb. 21 in the Carey Fitness Center USAG-Casey. Race will begin 8:45 a.m. The event is open to active duty military personnel assigned to the 8th Army with a DEROS no sooner than April 4 2009. For more information call:725-5064.
Area I employees hold blood drive for stricken child
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Bae, Jin Young (center) from Korean Red Cross draws blood from Lee, Yong Jae (reclining), DOL employee, during the blood drive held Jan. 9 on Red Cloud outside building 57. Employees of Red Cloud’s Directorate of Logistics and Korean Employees Union held a blood drive to benefit Ko, Un Young an elementary school student suffering from leukemia. The child will have a bone marrow transplant with marrow donated by her siblings soon and will need a large amount of blood. For this reason, employees of DOL and the KEU in Area I decided to have a blood drive on post outside of building 57. Employees from all directorates came to give blood. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim, Tae Hoon
Vice Governor of Gyeonggi visits Red Cloud
Kil, Kwan Chun (left), USAG-RC community relations officer, Choi, Hong Shul (center), Gyeonggi Provence vice governor, and Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson (right), commander, USAG-RC, take a walk while discussing the relationship and responsibilities shared by Gyeonggi Provence and the U.S. Army in Area I Jan. 16. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim, Tae Hoon
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Dr. Park, Jong Duck (standing) of the National Institute for Korean Language explains the origin of the Korean language. Areas circled on the map indicate areas where scholars previously thought Korean language originated. This study was in error; however, and Dr. Park explains today’s Korean language originated within the Korean peninsula. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim, Tae Hoon
Red Cloud KATUSAs get Korean language update
By Pvt. Kim, Tae Hoon USAG-RC Public Affairs USAG-RED CLOUD — Korean Augmentation to the United States Army soldiers gathered in USAG-Red Cloud’s theater Jan. 14 to hear a special lecture from Dr. Park, Jong Duck of the National Institute for Korean Language. Park came at the invitation of the Republic of Korea army as part of their weekly meetings where KATUSAs are given briefings on the status of the situation with North Korea and other subjects dealing with the political situation between the two Korea’s. Subjects briefed in such meetings can range between national pride to better knowing their enemy. This briefing dealt with the origins of the Korean language. “Koreans have been mistakenly taught their language originated in middle Asia,” Park said. “After many years of research and study, we know this notion is wrong.” Park continued to explain how the Korean language came about within the boundaries of modern day Korea. Early historical records point out two groups of languages were spoken in Manchuria and the Korean Peninsula before the 7th century. During the middle of the 7th century, the kingdom of Shilla unified the peninsula and its language became dominant. During the 10th century, the Koryo Dynasty was founded and the capital was relocated to Kaesong in the center of the peninsula. From that time on, the dialect of Kaesong became the standard national language. The script, generally called Han-gul, is basically an invented language, invented by the fourth king of the Choson Dynasty, Sejong (1418-1450). It was then called Hunmin Chong-um, which means “proper sounds to instruct the people.” The script; however, did not appear until 1446 when Hunmin Chong-um appeared in a written document. The reason for the invention of the Korean script, according to King Sejong, was to enable the Korean people to write their own language without the use of Chinese characters. A second motivation for the script was to represent the proper sound associated with each character. When King Sejong and his scholars attempted to invent a Korean writing
Warriors attend New Horizons Day on Red Cloud
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system, scholars believe he probably looked to several writing systems already known to them, such as Chinese old seal characters, the Uighur script and the Mongolian scripts. The system, for which he settled; however, is predominantly based on phonology, or how syllables and words are pronounced, Park explained. “This system made the Korean alphabet one of the easiest and most scientific in the world,” Park said. Pvt. Kim, Hyun Soo, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, USAG-RC was impressed with the new information. “I was very impressed with the briefing today,” Kim said. “It was not only insightful, interesting, and instructive, it also gave me a sense of national pride.”
Soldiers learn about financial readiness, ethics and equal opportunity
Gwendolyn McCarthy, USAG-RC Army Community Services, financial services specialist, gives a briefing to Soldiers on Red Cloud about their financial readiness during New Horizons Day held in the USAG-RC theater Jan. 15. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim, Tae Hoon
Yongsan troops receive New Horizons training
By Spc. Jason C. Adolphson USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
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YONGSAN GARRISON — American and Korean Soldiers and Civilian Employees throughout the Yongsan area participated in the 14th semiannual “New Horizons” training program Jan. 15. New Horizons is a Korea-wide assembly designed to provide a review of safety issues, cultural awareness, and conduct and responsibility. “The Army Family requires a proactive safety culture for our Soldiers and Civilians,” Juan Vazquez, U.S. Army GarrisonYongsan acting safety manager said during a brief at the Religious Retreat Center. “We must have a safety mindset at all times and integrate composite risk management 24 hours a day.” Due to the season, winter safety was a primary focus. The agenda consisted of driving in poor weather conditions, carbon monoxide poisoning prevention, cold weather injuries and drinking and driving, which went in accordance with an increase in driving under the influence incidents on Yongsan late last year. Other local occurrences discussed were two pedestrian fatalities and motor vehicle accidents in recent months. “Never give safety a day off,” Vazquez said, citing a common slogan. “Use risk management to help weigh the benefits and costs of each risk, and plan ahead and make choices that prevent mishaps.” Hundreds more Soldiers and Civilians gathered at the Multipurpose Training Facility for a day of presentations and discussions about various issues. While safety took center stage, topics of professionalism, ethics and cultural awareness were also a large part of the forum. “I want to reinforce the behavior we need to demonstrate to be ready to fight tonight and beginning your proud legacy
Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 94th Military Police Battalion receive New Horizons training Jan. 15 at the Yongsan Multipurpose Training Facility. — U.S. Army photos by Spc. Jason C. Adolphson
of service here in the Republic of Korea,” Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr., 8th U.S. Army commander, said in his televised address to all military personnel on the peninsula. “Soldiers are never off duty. Know the standards, live them and enforce them,” he said. “KATUSAs and Korean servicemembers remain critical members of the United
States Army team. They bridge multiple gaps - cultural, logistical and operational.” Fil urged troops to absorb local resources to take in the Korean language and culture for maximized cohesion and self enlightenment. Special Troops Battalion will conduct New Horizons training today.
(Left) Yongsan community members rejoice in the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a speech in King’s honor Jan. 18. (Right) A community member sings his testimony in memory of King. This was preceded by a march and candle-light vigil. Similar celebrations occured the same day at garrisons across the peninsula. — U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Lee Min hwi
Community holds candle-light vigil
By Cpl. Lee Min hwi USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — Nearly 400 Yongsan community members celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the South Post Chapel Jan. 18, remembering and commemorating his life and legacy. The ceremony began with a vigil march from Collier Field House to South Post Chapel. Marchers braved the cold winter weather to honor America's slain civil rights leader. “Tonight, we are here to honor and celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King, our true American hero,” said Alpha
Phi Alpha Fraternity President Spencer Walton. “He taught us to believe in the dream that in one day America will live up to the idea that all people are created equal.” During a musical performance, members from Yongsan Collective Protestant Service sang “Men of Valor.” As he did last year, Aris Wilkins, a senior in the Seoul American High School, delivered the famous Dr. King speech, “I Have a Dream.” “Although most of us were not in the time of Dr. King, we know that he had a dream that people will not be judged by color of skin, but content of our character,” said Gloria Baker, guest speaker. “Dr. King created
a legacy-a legacy of social action, of peace and of nonviolent education program.” More than a dozen organizations had representative coming forward to light candles. USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall also participated in the tribute. “It's so valuable for us to come together as a community, recognizing our diversity, but more importantly, recognizing our unity,” Hall said. “I believe our community has never been stronger.” Walton said ceremonies like this would help the younger generation remember the contributions of Dr. King to America and renew many people's
spirit to volunteer to join his works. “This is my fourth year of participating to this event,” said Kimberly Hicks, a history and English teacher of SAHS. “Dr. Martin Luther King has set a path to improving equality and justice. It is phenomenal because his civil rights movement paved the way for equality towards various groups of people in these days.” Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. coordinated the ceremony. “I am so pround of the community's effort in the program tonight," Hall told attendees. "Dr. King's spirit lives on. Together, communities can make a difference.”
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News & Notes
Force Protection Announcement Hannam Village Chapel Gate may experience unannounced closures through Friday due to scheduled civil gatherings in the area of the hospital. Exercise extreme caution, avoid demonstrations and use the Hannam Village Main Gate, if possible. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. 65th Medical Brigade wants you to know that you can prevent Cervical Cancer with regular Pap tests. A safe and effective vaccine is also available that provides protection against most human papillomaviruses (HPV) which cause cervical cervical cancer. Get a Well Woman exam and Pap test today. For information, call 725-6232 or 737-2273. Winter Temperatures Keep the heat on this winter! To keep the pipes from freezing, don’t turn the heat off during the cold weather. If you leave your quarters for an extended period of time turn the heat down, but not off. The thermostat should be set at no less than 55 degrees. Pedestrian Safety Exercise extreme caution when crossing roadways on and off post. Death and serious injury are consequences of not being aware of your surroundings at all times! All-Ranks Engineer Ball Society of American Military Engineers 6-10 p.m. Feb. 6 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Seoul. See www.same.org/pec for registration, events and other information. For information, call 723-3260. Veterinary Clinic Renovation The Veterinary Clinic is currently under extensive renovation. During this facility upgrade, the clinic will remain open and provide full service clinic vaccinations and sick call appointments only. No surgery appointments will be available at this time. Renovations are projected to be completed by February 2009. For information, call 738-4257. United States Immigration Basics Class There are two sessions to choose from 9-11:30 a.m. or 1-3:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Both cover the naturalization process for both Military and Family Members overseas, overseas adoption, the immediate relative petition process, and lawful permanent resident status. Army Community Service provides the class in building S4106, room 118. For information, call 738-7505. FRG Workshop The next FRG Workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 29 in building 4106, room 118. This month’s topic is “Best Practices.” This month the FRGs are encouraged to bring a best practice to the workshop to share with your fellow FRGs. This is an opportunity to learn from each other. For information, call 738-7510. Dental Clinic Renovation Dental Clinic #3 will undergo extensive renovation and will be closed from Jan. 15 - February. During this facility upgrade, patients will continue to receive the full spectrum of dental care at Dental Clinic #2, which is located adjacent to gate #17. For For a complete list of community information news and notes, visit the USAG-Yongsan official web site at http://yongsan.korea.army.mil
Partners formalize security agreement
By David McNally USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
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YONGSAN GARRISON — American and Korea military officials formally signed a joint security agreement in a Jan. 16 ceremony at Yongsan Garrison. The Republic of Korea 218th Homeland Reserve Regiment and U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan updated a longstanding memorandum of understanding that enhances the partnership between the two units. “We have been working closely with the 218th HRR over several months to streamline this agreement,”said Robert Wallace, USAG-Yongsan base defense officer. “It's a better document now, and we've been able to enhance our relationship.” Wallace said the 218th agreed to augment
base defense operations in contingency operations. “We get great cooperation,” he said. “That extends to working closely with each other USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall shakes hands with Republic of Korea o n m i l i t a r y Army Col. Jung Sang-bae, 218th Homeland Reserve Regiment commander at a Jan. 16 joint-security ceremony. — U.S. Cpl. Choi Keun-woo exercises. We've got a lot of good things going.” neighbor program,” said An Chang-sin, The memorandum is the culmination USAG-Yongsan community relations of a lot of effort by the USAG-Yongsan officer. “The mil-to-mil relationships Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobility grow stronger through mutual respect and Security, the Republic of Korea Army and close coordination.” Support Group and the 218th Homeland Soldiers from the 218th will host a Reserve Regiment, Wallace said. friendship soccer match for USAG-Yongsan “This is also a key part of our good troops later this spring.
Seoul municipal officials, families tour Yongsan
By Cpl. Lee Min hwi USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — Seoul municipal officials and their families toured Yongsan Jan. 16 for an orientation to the installation and a look at American
lifestyle in the middle of Seoul. “This event is a part of Good Neighbor Program designed to foster better relationship and cultural exchange between the U.S. Army and Korean local neighbors,” said Michael Nutter, the U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Program coordinator.
Soldiers defend against snowfall
Snowfall makes its 2009 debut on U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan streets, cars, parking lots and anything else under the sky Jan. 16. Soldiers armed themselves with brooms at the garrison headquarters to clear paths along walkways and other potentially hazardous areas. The post road condition status rose from green to amber. Up-to-date road status reports can be found on the garrison website at http://yongsan.korea.army.mil by clicking on the “ROAD CONDITIONS” icon along the top of the page or call 738-ROAD. Garrison officials urge community members to use maximum precautionary measures throughout the winter season. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jason C. Adolphson
“This would help them understand what really exists behind the walls and that the U.S. Army is a neighbor and friend.” These nearly 80 local visitors, including Korean family members, arrived at Moyer Community Activities Center to watch a multimedia presentation on the KoreanAmerican alliance and the Yongsan Relocation Plan. USFK and Garrison officials answered many questions about Yongsan. “I learned that the impacts of the U.S. Army are not just defending our country, but include economic influences on local people also," said Kim Mi-ae, a spouse. "It is surprising to know that many of Yongsan employees are Korean.” After the quick orientation, they received a bus tour of the garrison while listening to tour guides explain the history and mission of the U.S. Army at Yongsan. The group also got a taste of American food in the Three Kingdom's Inn Dining Facility. “There are restaurants, hotel, hospital and much more. I never expected this,” said Yang Young-su. “I heard that this is one of the best Army communities, and that seems to be true. The people are really friendly too.” The group then walked by the U.S. Forces Korea headquarters building, commonly called the “White House” as they listened to Nutter's explanations about the installation. Soon they arrived at the Yongsan Lanes for a few games of bowling. “This is our first time to visit Yongsan Garrison, and it is such a valuable treasure for all of us,” said Kim Sung-hwe, event coordinator. “Now we know that the Yongsan Army community is much closer. We wish for constant cultural exchange and ever increasing friendship in the future.” and links to community services. “Our most popular pages are the community telephone directory and our A to Z pages,” said Webmaster Steven Morgan. “We also get a large n u m b e r o f v i s i t s t o o u r Ko re a n language news releases.” The site redesign brings the garrison closer to the design and functionality of the new official Army homepage, www.army.mil.
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USAG-Yongsan site gets facelift in new year
By Spc. Jason C. Adolphson USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — As more community members get news and information from the Internet, garrison officials continue to shift resources to
meet their needs. The U.S. Army GarrisonYongsan web site got a facelift Jan. 18. “Our goal is to be the portal of choice for Yongsan community members,” said David McNally, USAG-Yongsan public affairs chief. “We currently serve more people through our web site than we do with our newspaper operations.” More than 100 community events are publicized on the Community Information page, as well as weekly podcasts, news releases
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Yongsan volunteers shine in award ceremony
Badge, earned top billing as the USAG-Yongsan Youth Volunteer of the Quarter. “I’m pretty excited,” Weigle said. “It all worked out.” YONGSAN GARRISON — The call to serve is strong for 38 Weigle's Eagle Scout project dramatically enhanced the Stork's of Yongsan's top volunteers. More than 130 Yongsan community Nest, a temporary living facility for pregnant women visiting the members packed the Community Service Building classroom Jan. 15 Brian Allgood Hospital from outlying areas. to pay tribute to those who give freely of their time and talents. Weigle encouraged other youth to volunteer. “I would say to The 31 adult and seven youth nominees for U.S. Army volunteer because it pays off in the end.” Garrison-Yongsan “Volunteer of the Quarter” were chosen The Garrison named Ingrid Riseley as the Adult Volunteer of from more than 1,930 Korean and American Servicemembers the Quarter. Riseley volunteers with the Army Community Service and Civilians who volunteered on post last quarter, said Lisa Relocation Readiness Program, but actually puts most of her time Willadsen, Garrison Army Volunteer Corps coordinator. in at the Yongsan Readiness Center. “Our volunteers deserve to be recognized for the hard work Riseley has been greeting Yongsan newcomers for almost a year, that they do and the impact they make on our community,” only missing one day. She provides newcomers with information Willadsen said. about Army life, Korean culture and family assistance. Garrison officials presented certificates of appreciation “We have families coming to the peninsula and they’re coming to all nominees, and then recognized the top two volunteers to something new,” she said. “They need to see a friendly face. with mementos. Somebody needs to look at them and welcome them in person.” Avery Weigle, a Yongsan Boy Scout working on his Eagle Riseley said newcomers have many questions that she is able to answer. “If you can just give them that little bit, it gives them a feeling that they are cared for,” she said. She said she was surprised by her selection as adult volunteer of the By David McNally quarter. USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs “I was surprised because I normally don't need recognition,” she said. “After YONGSAN GARRISON — Volunteer 23 years as a military spouse it's just do. of the Quarter Ingrid Riseley volunteers The recognition is nice, but it's not the with the Army Community Service reason for volunteering.” Relocation Readiness Program, but Riseley said she encourages actually puts most of her time in at the newcomers to volunteer too. “There Yongsan Readiness Center. are many rewards,” she said. Riseley has been greeting Yongsan “It's important to conduct events newcomers for almost a year, only missing like these because volunteers often do one day. She provides newcomers with things behind the scenes,” Willadsen information about Army life, Korean culture said. “I think the event went well.” and family assistance. Ingrid Riseley Willadsen said throughout the “We have families coming to the last quarter, which was October to peninsula and they're coming to something need recognition," she said. "After December, Yongsan volunteers logged new,” she said. “They need to see a friendly 23 years as a military spouse it's just more than 18,000 hours of work each face. Somebody needs to look at them and something you do. The recognition month. welcome them in person.” is nice, but it's not my reason for “That's a total of 55,005 volunteer Riseley said newcomers have many volunteering.” hours,” Willadsen said. “If you estimate questions that she is able to answer. "If Riseley said she encourages newcomers what that much work would have cost you can just give them that little bit, it to volunteer too. “There are many the Army with a GS-5 paid employee, it gives them a feeling that they are cared rewards,” she said. figures out to a value to the community for," she said. More than 130 Yongsan community of more than $877,000.” She said she was surprised by her selection members packed the Community Garrison Commander Col. Dave as adult volunteer of the quarter. Service Building classroom to pay Hall said Yongsan volunteers are vital “I was surprised because I normally don't tribute to volunteers. to the community. "We have a vibrant program with unequaled support from
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USAG-Yongsan Volunteer of the Quarter nominees, senior spouses and officials pose for a group photo after a Jan. 15 ceremony to honor volunteers. — U.S. Army photo by David McNally
USAG-Yongsan announces Volunteer of the Quarter
Garrison names Top Youth Volunteer
By David McNally USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — Amidst many local nonprofit caregivers to the community there’s Avery Weigle who was selected as Youth Volunteer of the Quarter at a community service appreciation ceremony Jan. 15. “I'm pretty excited,” Weigle said. “It all worked out.” Weigle was recognized for a Boy Scout project that enhanced the Stork's Nest, a temporary living facility for pregnant wives visiting the hospital from outlying areas. Weigle encouraged other youth to volunteer. “I would say to volunteer because it pays off in the end.” About 130 community members turned out for the USAG-Yongsan Volunteer of the Quarter ceremony to thank the nominees and honor the winners. our community members,” he said. "We are so proud of our volunteers and their selfless service.”
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Lunar New Year Safety
were killed or permanently disabled in offduty privately owned vehicle accidents. Sadly, alcohol is one of the factors in these accidents. With any holiday comes celebrations and with many celebrations comes an increase in the consumption of alcohol. This obviously increases the number of intoxicated drivers on the roadways. Driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal, unethical, unprofessional and extremely dangerous. Remember, the blood alcohol content limit on and off military installations in Korea is .05 percent. I will not tolerate those persons under my command who choose to drink and drive, and neither should you. In addition to military traffic, I encourage you to minimize all noncritical driving next weekend. I encourage all our Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members to experience the wonderful places and events, the people, land and culture of Korea. But, keep safety at the forefront of your mind. In keeping with the Senior Commander’s guidance, “Under the oak tree counseling” and detailed safety briefings are critical to success. I expect leaders at all levels to focus on off duty safety, the buddy system, and drinking and driving. Other tips are to check on weather forecasts and road conditions prior to travel. Finally, a reminder to review USFK Policy Letters on off-limits areas and curfew. This is a Team effort. Let’s stay safe, and again -- Happy Lunar New Year!
appy New Year, again! The Lunar New Year holiday is widely recognized as one of the most important Korean holidays. Families gather to reaffirm ties, wish each other good health and fortune and many perform rites to honor their ancestors. This year, more than 30 million people -- an incredible 75 percent of Korea’s total population -- are expected to travel between Jan. 23-28. Because of this huge influx in travel, we need to be extra vigilant about traffic safety. If you’re planning to travel, expect heavy traffic and long delays. Travel time on the expressways and highways will take as much as three times longer than normal travel times. Unfortunately, last year, there were more than 1,500 reported traffic accidents, 56 fatalities, and 3,015 total injuries during this five-day holiday period. To mitigate any safety threats during this important holiday, I have put in place measures to reduce military traffic from Jan. 23-28. During this holiday period the road condition will be RED, which means only essential military traffic will be on the road and only with proper authorization. Folks, the Department of Defense loses more Servicemembers and Civilians due to motorized-vehicle accidents than any other accidental cause. Among accidental deaths of Soldiers not deployed in 2008, 158 Soldiers
“We continue to leverage technology to better manage news and publicity,” Morgan said. “We have developed an online database that creates news feeds, manages our Commander's Access Channel and sends out automated e-mails to subscribers to notify them of a new press release.” McNally said the public affairs staff is constantly developing new media products.
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“We have a large presence on Flickr, YouTube and Facebook,” McNally said. “Our guidance from Army Public Affairs is to engage new media to tell the Army story, and we've gone after that aggressively.” The Garrison site consistently gets more than 20,000 unique visitors each month. Visitors can sign up for free news services from the subscriptions page.
The Seoul American Middle School Choir performed two moving songs during the ceremony. “We also had great support for our sponsors for the food and cake,” Willadsen said. Guest speaker Beth Anne Hall told the gathering about the importance of telling people they are appreciated. She related a story from her high school days of a note she had written on fellow student’s Valentine’s Day card. “Saying ‘thank you’ may seem like a small thing, but it can have a big impact
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on our lives,” she said. Hall encouraged community members to take two minutes each day to tell someone specifically why you appreciate them. “The results will make a world of difference,” she said. “We especially w a n t t o t h a n k o u r vo l u n t e e r s f o r everything they do.” Col. Hall said it was significant that so many people turned out for the volunteer ceremony. “This is truly a first-class event worthy of our great volunteers,” he said.
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Scouting Round-up for Korea Region
Boy Scouts of America Korea District, Far East Council
Feb. 6-8 National Camp School, Japan (Cub Scouts) Feb. 7 District Round Table, Yongsan Feb. 8 Scout Sunday (Cub and Boy Scouts) Feb. 11-12 National Camp School, Japan (Boy Scouts) Feb. 16 District Bowl-a-thon, Yongsan Lanes (Cub Scouts) Feb. 20-22 Klondike Derby, Camp Long (Boy Scouts) For additional information visit the Korea District online at http://www.koerabsa.org
Combating Cyber Crime becomes difficult as criminals become more sophisticated
Courtesy of the FBI Cyber crooks have become so organized and businesslike that they use online forums to advertise illegal wares, buy and sell computer viruses, and traffic in stolen identities—all for huge profits. Besides fueling an underground criminal economy, the Internet is increasingly being exploited by terrorists and spies, the FBI’s top cyber experts said at a recent international conference on cyber security. For about $30, one of our undercover agents explained, cyber crooks anywhere in the world can buy a blank credit card, complete with the holographic security markings used by legitimate credit card companies. They can buy equipment to encode someone’s stolen identity information onto the card. And they can buy software to verify that the unsuspecting victim’s credit is good, so that anyone using the phony card will not raise suspicions at the checkout counter. “The sophistication of our adversaries is growing,” Shawn Henry, head of our Cyber Division, told about 400 participants from 37 countries at the first International Conference on Cyber Security. The conference was held last week at Fordham University in New York City and was sponsored by the university and our New York Office, bringing together our cyber experts and their international counterparts from law enforcement, industry, government, and academia. The three-day event, which featured a variety of speakers and panel discussions, was organized to find global solutions to emerging cyber threats. “The FBI’s goal of sponsoring this conference is to build and forge long-lasting relationships to combat terrorist and criminal use of the Internet,” said Joseph Demarest, who heads our New York Office. “The conference is the beginning of greater cooperation on all cyber matters.” The key to fighting cyber crime, conference participants agreed, is through international cooperation. A good example of that cooperation is today’s international 24/7 network of cyber investigators. The network, established among the G8 nations in 1997, has since grown to 55 member countries, all of which have dedicated cyber crime investigators who can respond to fast-moving cases at a moment’s notice—often with the ability to “fast freeze” e-mail traffic and other stored electronic data, which can preserve a crook’s otherwise fleeting digital footprint. Here’s a hypothetical example of how the network operates: A cyber crook hacks into a bank in Mexico City. Mexican investigators trace the computer used in the attack to New York City, and quickly contact FBI agents, who discover that the New York computer is linked to a computer South Korea. They alert Korean agents, who learn that the attack originated in Bangkok. Thai agents make the arrest. Thanks to the network, the investigative process may take hours or days instead of weeks or months.
Girl Scouts of America
Cookie Sales: Every weekend from through Feb. 28 - Yongsan Main PX, Yongsan Commissary, South Post Shoppett Jan. 31 Masquerade Ball, Underground, Main Post Club, 6-11 p.m. - billed as a 'Me and My Pal' dance - beautiful dresses, masks, dancing, and buffet. Feb. 16 USA Girl Scouts Overseas Adult Volunteers - Good Neighbor Program with Girl Scouts of Korea - training class for young university students who will become future Girl Scout leaders in their elementary schools. This is the second meeting. We had them in October for Outdoor I, II, III training. During this session we will be discussing non-traditional holidays on both the US and ROK side, making crafts suitable for elementary age Scouts and preparing a simple lunch at the GS Hut, B-4257, on South Post, Yongsan.
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the attending physician or other responsible person from a military treatment facility). Birth certificates from host nation facilities require a stamp from TRICARE prior to DEERS registration. DD form 1172 signed by the sponsor and verifying official from a uniformed services ID card facility. If the sponsor cannot sign the DD Form 1172 in person at an ID card facility, then a notarized copy of the form is required. The spouse must provide a power of attorney for DEERS enrollment if the sponsor didn’t sign the DD Form 1172. Congratulations! And please feel free to contact your local TRICARE office at 736-9130 or log on to www.tricare.mil
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TRICARE offers guidance on newborn, adoptees, pre-adoptees overseas An original or certified-copy of a certificate of live birth (signed by
TRICARE Marketing It’s important to register newborns and adoptees in the Defense Enrollment Elibility Reporting System to establish TRICARE eligibility for essential well-baby and pediatric health care. By registering your newborn or adopted child in DEERS, you will avoid potential claims problems. As long as another family member is enrolled in Prime, TRICARE Overseas Program Prime covers the following while OVERSEAS: • Newborns for 120 days beginning from the date of birth; • Adopted children for 120 days beginning from the effective date of the actual adoption; and • Pre-adoptive children for 120 days beginning on the date of placement of the court or approved adoption agency. Command sponsored beneficiaries must complete a Prime enrollment form to continue TOP Prime coverage past the first 120 days. On the 121st day and after, if your child isn't enrolled in TOP Prime, TRICARE processes all future claims under Standard (higher costs) until you enroll them in Prime. Newborns or adoptees of non-command sponsored families will automatically revert to TRICARE Standard after the initial 120 days. TRICARE Overseas Prime is not available to retirees and their family members. Newborns and adoptees in this category will only be covered as TRICARE standard. Remember, it is still necessary to register your child in DEERS to establish TRICARE eligibility. If the newborn or adoptee is the only family member, please remember that command sponsorship rules apply and overseas screening will be required to enroll in TOP Prime. To register your newborn or adopted child in DEERS, visit your local DEERS office (ID Card Issuing Facility). DEERS registration is still important for TRICARE eligibility no matter what TRICARE plan your child is eligible for. Your child looses all TRICARE eligibility 365 days after birth if they are not properly registered in DEERS. Submit the following to the local ID card facility:
Sorority hosts Main Post Club party
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Republic of Korea Alumnae Chapter launches ‘DELTA FORCE...SISTERS ON A MISSION’ Feb. 7 from 7 p.m. – 2 a.m. The event will feature a Fashion Show, Step Show, and party at the Main Post Club. Attendees must pay $20 in advance (18 years of age and older welcome). For more information, call Janet Solly at 010-9052-7316.
Local ID Card Facilities
USAG-Red Cloud Bldg. 225 (Across from Mitchell’s) 732-9498 USAG-Yongsan Bldg. 4034 (Next to Dragon Hill Lodge) 723-6527 USAG-Humphreys Bldg. 544 (Near Tommy D’s) 753-6759 USAG-Daegu Bldg. 1307 (Across from IMCOM on Camp Henry) 768-7000
Military Post Offices close in honor of Lunar New Year
Military Post Offices will be closed on Mon., Jan. 26 in honor of Lunar New Year’s Day. Normal operations will resume Jan. 27 and will be operating with limited manning. Contact your local post office for further information.
Jan. 23 - 29
CASEY 730-7354 HENRY 768-7724 HUMPHREYS 753-7716 HOVEY 730-5412 KUNSAN 782-4987 OSAN 784-4930 RED CLOUD 732-6620 STANLEY 732-5565 YONGSAN 738-7389
Notorious (R) 6:30 p.m. Sex Drive (R) 8:30 p.m.
Gran Torino (R) 6:30 p.m. Notorious (R) 8:30 p.m. Marley & Me (PG) 1 p.m. Bedtime Stories (PG) 7 p.m. Bolt (PG) 3:30 p.m. Gran Torino (R) 9 p.m. Notorious (R) 6:30 p.m. Punisher: War Zone (R) 7 p.m.
Twilight (PG13) 6:30 p.m. Gran Torino (R) 8:30 p.m. Bedtime Stories (PG) 3 p.m. Twilight (PG13) 7 p.m. Bolt (PG) 3:30 p.m. Gran Torino (R) 9 p.m. Notorious (R) 6:30 p.m. Notorious (R) 7p.m.
Notorious (R) 7:30 p.m.
Transporter 3 (PG13 ) 7:30 p.m.
Marley & Me (PG13) 7 p.m.
Twilight (R) 7 p.m.
Notorious (PG13) 6:30 p.m. Gran Torino (R) 9 p.m. Twilight (PG13) 7 p.m.
Punisher: War Zone (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
Punisher: War Zone (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
Transporter 3 (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
Transporter 3 (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
Sex Drive (R) 7 p.m.
Bride Wars (NR) 7 p.m.
Bedtime Stories (PG) 6 / 8:30 p.m.
Twilight (PG13) 6 p.m. Sex Drive (R) 8:30 p.m.
Transporter 3 (PG13) 6 / 8:30 p.m.
Twilight (PG13) 6 p.m.
Bride Wars (PG13) 6 p.m. Day the Earth Stood Still (PG13) 8:30 p.m. Curious Case of Benjamin Button (PG13) 6 p.m. Punisher: War Zone (R) 9:30 p.m. Quantum of Solace (PG13) 7 p.m. Saw V (R) 9 p.m. Bride Wars (NR) 5:30 / 8:30 p.m. Family that Preys (PG13) 6:30 p.m. Madagascar II (PG) 6:30 p.m.
Marley & Me (PG) 1 p.m. Bride Wars (NR) 3:30 p.m. Transporter 3 (PG13) 9:30 p.m.
Marley & Me (PG) 1 / 3:30 p.m. Bride Wars (NR) 6 p.m. Transporter 3 (PG13) 8:30 p.m.
Yes Man (PG13) 7 p.m.
Yes Man (PG13) 7 p.m.
Seven Pounds (PG13) 7 p.m.
Seven Pounds (PG13) 7 p.m.
Transporter 3 (PG13) 7 p.m.
Twilight (PG13) 7 p.m.
Gran Torino (R) 7 p.m.
Gran Torino (R) 7 p.m.
Notorious (R) 7 p.m.
Marley and Me (PG13) 7 p.m. Soul Men (R) 9 p.m. Bride Wars (NR) 2 / 4 / 8 p.m. Family that Preys (PG13) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. Madagascar II (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m.
Marley and Me (PG13) 7 p.m. Bedtime Stories (PG) 9 p.m. Bride Wars (NR) 2 / 4 / 8 p.m. Family that Preys (PG13) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. Bolt (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m.
Bedtime Stories (PG) 7 p.m.
Notorious (R) 9 p.m.
Twilight (PG13) 7 p.m.
Transporter 3 (PG13) 4 / 7 p.m. Bolt (PG) 3 / 5:30 p.m.
Twilight (PG13) 6 p.m. Transporter 3 (PG13) 7 p.m. Changeling (PG13) 6 p.m.
Punisher: War Zone (R) 7 p.m. Twilight (PG13) 6 p.m. Changeling (PG13) 6 p.m.
Punisher: War Zone (R) 7 p.m. Twilight (PG13) 6 p.m. Changeling (PG13) 6 p.m.
JANUARY 23, 2009
Area II Worship Schedule
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Area I Worship Schedule
Collective Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Wednesday Gospel Sunday Wednesday Thurday COGIC Sunday KATUSA Sunday Sunday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Thursday 1000 1000 1030 1100 1100 1100 1100 1130 1100 1230 1800 1900 1230 1930 1300 1900 1840 1800 1830 1830 1830 Stone Chapel Stanley Chapel West Casey Chapel Protestant Sunday School-Coffee House Warrior Chapel Crusader Chapel Hovey Chapel Bible Study-Coffee House Casey Memorial Chapel Camp Stanley Chapel Gospel Bible Study Stanley Chapel Gospel Practice Stanley Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel Jackson Auditorium Camp Stanley Chapel Casey Stone Chapel Camp Castle Chapel Casey Memorial Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel West Casey Chapel
Area III Worship Schedule
NOTE: Services will be held in the Super Gym until further notice.
Area IV Worship Schedule
Collective Protestant Sunday Church of Christ Gospel Contemporary Friday Korean Tuesday Wednesday 1000 1030 1700 1215 1300 1900 1900 1830 Camp Carroll Camp Walker Camp Walker Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker
Contemporary Sunday 1000 Gospel 1200 Seventh-Day Adventist Saturday 0930 United Pentecostal (UPCI) Sunday 1330 KATUSA Thursday Episcopal Sunday Mass Sunday 1830 1000
0800 0930 0930 1000 1030 1100
Memorial Chapel (Liturgical) Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel (Korean) Hannam Chapel South Post Chapel K-16 Chapel Hannam Village Chapel Multi Purpose Training Facility South Post Chapel Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel
Collective Protestant Sunday Gospel Contemporary KATUSA Tuesday Korean Wednesday Wednesday 1100 1100 1100 1300 1800 1900 1730 1900 Freedom Chapel Suwon Air Base Chapel Camp Eagle Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel (Bible Study) Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Camp Eagle Chapel Suwaon Air Base Chapel
Mass Sunday 0900 1130 1700 Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker
Mass Daily Sunday 1145 0930 1700 1700
For information, contact Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Avi Weiss, [email protected]
Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Orthodox Service 1st and 2nd Sundays Later Day Saints Sunday
0800 1130 1700 1205 1205 0900 1900 South Post Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel
For information, contact Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Avi Weiss, [email protected]
1130 0900 1215 0930 1000 1400
Camp Stanley Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel West Casey Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel Old Hovey Chapel West Casey Chapel
Saturday Mon/Thur/Fri Tues/Wed 1st Sat. Friday
The Command Chaplain’s Office is here to perform, provide, or coordinate total religious support to the United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and authorized civilians across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to war. Visit the U.S. Forces Korea Religious Support site at: www.usfk.mil/org/FKCH/Index.html?/org/FKCH/Contents/mission.htm for helpful links and information.
West Casey Chapel
Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact
USAG-Yongsan Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David B. Crary: [email protected]
, 738-3009 Chaplain (Maj.) Adolph G. DuBose: [email protected]
, 738-4043 Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr.: [email protected]
, 736-3018 USAG-Humphreys Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Klon K. Kitchen, Jr.: [email protected]
, 753-7274 Chaplain (Maj.) James E. O’Neal: [email protected]
, 753-7276 Chaplain (Capt.) Anthony Flores: [email protected]
, 753-7042 USAG-Red Cloud/Casey 2ID Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Richard Spencer: [email protected]
, 732-7998 Red Cloud Chaplain (Maj.) Fredrick Garcia: [email protected]
, 732-6169 Red Cloud Chaplain (Capt.) Mario Rosario: [email protected]
, USAG-Daegu Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Eddie Kinley: [email protected]
, 764-5455 Chaplain (Maj.) Edward Martin: [email protected]
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Soldiers, Civilians take aim in 2008 Korea Region MWR Digital Photo Contest
Active-duty photo contest winners
Listed are the winners for the activeduty portion of the 2008 MWR digital photography contest. For a complete list of all active-duty and civilian winners, visit http://imcom.korea.army.mil. To view winning photo entries from both categories, visit www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. Color Prints
Animal Friends Category 1st Place: Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: Thirsty Friend 2nd Place: Staff Sgt. Joshua Johnson: Keeping Watch 3rd Place: Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: It Was Not Me Honorable Mention: Capt. Paul Hester: Mesmerized Sgt. Roger Capote: Months Apart Experimental Category 1st Place: Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: As in a Dream 2nd Place: Pfc. Mark Whitford: Reflections 3rd Place: Pfc. Mark Whitford: Who is Looking at Who Honorable Mention: Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: American Cowboy Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: Iwo Jima Military Life Category 1st Place: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Cannon 2nd Place: Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: On Sight 3rd Place: Pfc. Mark Whitford: Through the Smoke Honorable Mention: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Advance Capt. Thomas Webster: The Flight Surgeon’s Office Object Category 1st Place: Staff Sgt. Joshua Johnson: Starfish 2nd Place: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Tripod 3rd Place: Staff Sgt. Chet Ziolkowski: Water Lilli Honorable Mention: Staff Sgt. Kysha Searcy-Feeman: Red, White & Blue Sgt. Erik McCulley: Sunset Sailors
1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Crusin’
Staff Sgt. Kysha Searcy-Feeman: Red, White & Blue
Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: Thirsty Friend
Staff Sgt. Joshua Johnson: Keeping Watch 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Cannon
People Category 1st Place: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Matt & Heather 2nd Place: Capt. Joseph Sage: Young Buddhist Monks Ankor Wat 3rd Place: Capt. Thomas Webster: Look at the Big Golf Ball! Honorable Mention: Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: I See You Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: Proud Protest Place Category 1st Place: 1st Lt. George Cook: Cadet Chapel at West Point 2nd Place: Staff Sgt. Joshua Johnson: Jungle Hideway 3rd Place: Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz : Church on the Top Honorable Mention: Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: Geoje Island Capt. Michael Morella: Secret Garden Place
Capt. Joshua Sage: Young Buddhist Monks – Ankor Wat, Cambodia
Animal Friends Category 1st Place: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Crusin’ Honorable Mention: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Donkey Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: Smiling Experimental Category 1st Place: Christophe Paul: Flower and Bee Honorable Mention: Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: Slurp Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: The Bride Military Life Category 1st Place: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Mind’s Eye Honorable Mention: Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: Carry to Safety Kysha Searcy-Freeman: Moment of Silence Object Category 1st Place: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Another Orphanage Event Complete Honorable Mention: Capt. Joseph Sage: Moon Shot Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: Wise Bucket
Capt. Thomas Webster: The Flight Surgeon’s Office
Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: Cheering
1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Matt & Heather
People Category 1st Place: Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: Cheering Honorable Mention: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Come Here, Son Staff Sgt. Christophe Paul: White Eyes Place Category 1st Place: Capt. Michael Morella: Wonderland Honorable Mention: 1st Lt. Andrew Kim: Underworld Staff Sgt. Justo Andaluz: Temple on the Top
Staff Sgt. Kysha Searcy-Freeman: Moment of Silence
Sgt. Erik McCulley: Sunset Sailors
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18th Medical Command renovation announcements
Dental Clinic renovation: As part of our ongoing efforts to improve dental care, the USAG-Yongsan, Dental Clinic #3 will undergo extensive renovation and will be closed through February. During this facility upgrade, patients will continue to receive the full spectrum of dental care at Dental Clinic #2, which is located adjacent to gate #17 (near Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital). Thank you for your understanding as we improve the facility to better serve you. Points of contact are Lt. Col. Chin Lin at 736-5221 or Col. John Marley at 736-4779. Veterinary Clinic renovation: As part of our ongoing efforts to improve veterinary care, the USAG-Yongsan, Veterinary Clinic is currently under extensive renovation. During this facility upgrade, the clinic will remain open and provide full service clinic vaccinations and sick call appointments only. No surgery appointments will be available at this time. Renovations are projected to be completed in February. Thank you for your understanding as we improve the facility to better serve you. Points of contact are Maj. Franklin or Sgt. 1st Class Maturey, who can be reached at 738-4257.
Lunar New Year holiday bus hours for region
New Kyung Dong Tour Bus Co. Yongsan - Osan Air Base - Humphreys
Yongsan 0800 Osan 0910 1000 1110 1150 1230 1340 1420 1500 1610 1650 1710 1820 1900 1930 2040 2120
Korean bus companies providing service between military installations in Korea announce special holiday hours for Lunar New Year. New Kyung Dong Tour Bus Co. and MyungJin Tour Co., Ltd. announced holiday hours for Lunar New Year Jan. 24-27. Arrival times may vary based on traffic conditions. For more information call, Myung Jin: 723-8006 and New Kyung Dong: 723-4499.
Peanut butter cracker recall
USFK Veterinary Food Inspectors and Defense Commissary Agency personnel have recalled Austin® and Keebler® branded Toasted Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Crackers, Cheese and Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers, and Peanut Butter-Chocolate Sandwich Crackers with UPC Codes: Keebler Cracker Packs 30100-47324 30100-47357 Austin Cracker Packs 79783-40921 79783-40922 79783-48801 79783-48802 79783-25875 79783-25884 These recalled products were found in the Commissaries and its Central Distribution Centers. These items were immediately removed from commissary shelves to preclude any further issue/sale. Consumers should check for these products at home and should dispose of or return the product immediately to the commissary from which it was purchased. Kellogg Company announced a precautionary hold on Austin and Keebler Branded Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers. FDA and other regulatory agencies have indicated that Peanut Corporation of America is the focus of their investigation concerning a recent Salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter. PCA is one of several peanut paste suppliers that the company uses in its Austin® and Keebler® branded peanut butter sandwich crackers. Kellogg Company is taking precautionary measures including putting a hold on any inventory in its control, removing product from retail store shelves, and encouraging customers and consumers to hold and not eat these products until regulatory officials complete their investigation of PCA. Kellogg Company’s investigation has not indicated any concerns, nor has the Company received any consumer illness complaints about these products. Links for more information: http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/kellogg01_09.html http://kelloggs.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=230
Humph Osan 0800 0840 1030 1110 1220 1230 1310 1430 1500 1540 1700 1710 1750 1910 1900 1940 2100
Yongsan 0620 Osan 0730 0800 0910 0950 0800 0840 1000 1000 1110 1150 1030 1110 1220 1230 1340 1420 1230 1310 1430 1500 1610 1650 1500 1540 1700 1710 1820 1900 1710 1750 1910 1930 2040 2120 1900 1940 2100
Humph 0810 0550 0630
MyungJin Tour Co., Ltd
Yongsan - Camp Jackson - Red Cloud - Casey Depart
Yongsan 06:00 121 Hospital Jackson 06:35 CRC 06:45 07:00 07:40 08:15 08:55 08:00 08:40 09:00 09:45 09:30 10:10 10:20 11:10 11:00 11:50 12:00 12:40 12:30 12:40 13:25 13:40 14:10 14:00 14:10 14:45 15:00 15:45 15:30 16:15 17:00 17:45 17:00 17:45 18:00 18:45 19:30 20:15 20:25 21:10 21:20 22:00 22:10 23:00
** Tuesday Only ( Jan.27)
Casey 06:00 CRC 06:30 Jackson 06:40 121 Hospital 07:00 07:40 07:50 07:20 08:50 08:00 08:40 08:50 08:40 09:45 09:30 10:10 10:20 09:35 11:10 11:00 11:40 11:50 12:30 13:10 13:20 14:00 14:40 14:50 15:30 16:10 16:20 17:00 17:40 17:50 19:00 19:40 19:50 21:00 21:40 21:50
Yongsan 07:30 12:40 14:10 15:40 17:00 18:30 20:30 22:30
Zumba Fitness: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tues. and Thurs. Pilates Fitness: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Mon., Wed., Fri.
Zumba Fitness, Pilates at Trent Gym
For information, contact Shelton Coonfield, Fitness Instructor, at 010-2041-7546 or via e-mail at [email protected]
JANUARY 23, 2009
Year of the NCO
By Ken Hall USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs
figuring out what kind of issues they’re having. When we’re overseas, a lot of Soldiers are young and away from home for the first time and away from their families and it can be hard for some to adjust.” Blair said he’s worked Soldiers in his platoon hard and that it’s important to know that people care about them. “I think it’s important to let Soldiers know when they have succeeded and not just when they’ve made mistakes,” said Blair. “When you look at the NCO creed, and the NCO guide – in placing the mission first, I believe you also have to find the purpose in that mission and I feel that is one of the things that make a good NCO. It must be more than just the orders and directions given by the chain of command. Once the purpose is determined, then we have to pass that down to our Soldiers so they also feel that sense of purpose.” Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston spoke to USAG-Humphreys troops about the importance of NCO leadership to the Army during his recent visit here. “50 percent of any unit you stand up is leadership,” said Preston. “Leadership comes from all of you – it comes from experience, and there’s no substitute for experience. You can’t go out on the street corner of New York City and recruit a sergeant. You can’t go out onto a farm some place in Nebraska someplace, and recruit a sergeant first class platoon sergeant. They have to be grown over time.” Blair said he’s had great leadership during his year-long tour at USAG-Humphreys, and will transfer at the end of the month to his next assignment at Fort Bragg, N.C. He’ll also take with him a hard-fought
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‘It’s about having genuine concern for Soldiers’
USAG-HUMPHREYS — They have been known as the backbone of the Army for decades and, in recognition of that, Army leadership has designated 2009 as the “Year of the NCO” in order to promote initiatives that enhance training, education, capability and utilization of the noncommissioned officer corps. One Humphreys-based staff sergeant embodies the best of NCO traditions, ethics and values. He serves today because another NCO inspired him. Staff Sgt. Lukas Blair, a platoon sergeant with Charlie Company, 602 Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, said a close friend who was completing an enlisted tour with the U.S. Marines six years ago encouraged him to take a closer look at military service. “He basically sold the idea to me while I was in college, struggling to make ends meet,” said Blair. “I checked out what the services had to offer and the Army had the best incentives and opportunity for career progression to meet my needs.” Blair, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., began his Army career in early 2003 and serves as a microwave systems operator/maintainer. According to Blair, much of his mission success as a platoon leader has come from taking care of the needs of the junior enlisted Soldiers he’s served with at USAGHumphreys for the past year. “It’s about having a genuine concern for Soldiers, and getting involved in their lives,” said Blair. “It’s also about connecting with people on a personal level offline and
Staff Sgt. Lukas Blair, C Co., 602 ASB, 2CAB. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall distinction: 2nd Infantry Division Soldier by a ‘mystery event’ where we had several of the Quarter. disassembled weapons, with all the parts “There was a lot of studying to do and mixed together that we had to put back at the same time, I was platoon sergeant together in the fastest time. The second for 20 Soldiers,” said Blair. “The two-day day was the formal board with the division challenge consisted of a PT test in the command sergeant major, and brigade morning, a written test, a six-and-a-half mile command sergeant major.” ruck march – and it was all competitive in Blair said he intends to serve a career in that everyone was competing for times and the Army. scores. Weapons qualification was followed
Humphreys Soldiers, Civilians take top honors at IMCOM Korea BOSS forum
• Pvt. Audrey Hamilton, 3rd Battalion 2nd Air Defense Artillery, Suwon Air Base IMCOM BOSS President of the Year; • Dean Herrera, IMCOM Korea BOSS Morale, Welfare and Recreation Advisor of the Year; • Command Sgt. Major Jason K. Kim, Humphreys Garrison, IMCOM Korea BOSS Military Advisor of the Year. “We learned a lot and it was a great time to network,” said Herrera, the Humphreys Garrison Community Activity Center program director. “Every time we go to BOSS events like this, we meet new members and it’s a really good time to reenergize for coming events.” More than 60 IMCOM Korea Soldiers and Civilians participated in the event, which included a guest speaker and clubstyle entertainment. “We had a great motivational speaker at this year’s forum,” said Humphreys BOSS President Sgt. September Taylor. “He really got us all pumped up to get more people involved with the BOSS program” Taylor said the one of the high-points of the conference was the entertainment. “A hypnotist performed and I have never laughed so hard in entire my life,” she said. Taylor said BOSS conference events provide program members the opportunity to share experiences about BOSS supported events, develop new ideas for the program and attend professional development training in a classroom environment. “One of the best things about BOSS is the classes we have,” said Taylor. “We have classes like event planning where we learn how to plan functions and also learn about the legal aspects of having events in our area. We also have finance training given by IMCOM Korea that shows us what we can use, and how we can use funds generated through income generating activities.” Taylor said she’s found that the best way to get more Soldiers involved is to speak with Soldiers face to face and encourage them to go to BOSS events. “All single Soldiers are automatically members of BOSS,” said Taylor. “They are more than welcome to come out to each and every event and even our meetings on Tuesdays at 1500 in the Community Activity Center. I encourage single Soldiers to get involved in BOSS, so they have a positive outlet for all of their energy and hard work.” There are about 55 BOSS members throughout Area III. The next BOSS event will be the Quarterly BOSS conference at USAG-Casey April 15.
IMCOM Korea BOSS Soldier of the Year Pfc. Anthony Lee, Alpha Company, 527 MI, (left) Humphreys Garrison BOSS President Sgt. September Taylor, (center) and IMCOM Korea Military Advisor of the Year, Humphreys Garrison Command Sergeant Major Jason K. Kim (right) were among more than 60 BOSS program representatives attending the annual BOSS forum, held at Yongsan’s main post club Jan 13-16. — U.S. Army photo courtesy Sgt. September Taylor By Ken Hall USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs USAG-HUMPHREYS — Four Area III Better Opportunity for Single Soldier program members won top honors during the annual IMCOM Korea BOSS forum at Yongsan’s main post club last week. The following Area III BOSS members were recognized for their support of BOSS operations and activities during 2008: • Pfc. Anthony Lee, Alpha Co. 527th Military Intelligence battalion IMCOM Korea BOSS Soldier of the Year;
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News & Notes
Homeschooling Spouses Get-Together The Homeschooling Spouses’ Get-Together for February will focus on the topic of: “Loving our children unconditionally: is it possible?” Come for food, friendship, and encouragement from other homeschooling spouses. The get-together will be held Monday, Feb. 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Bldg. 510 Apt. 108. For more information, contact Elisabeth Townley on 010-3144-0352 or email [email protected]
This event is sponsored by USAG-Humphreys Chapel. EDIS Well Baby Clinic The Educational and Developmental Intervention Services is offering a clinic on raising your baby. Clinic is held every third Friday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. by individual appointment only. To sign up, call EDIS at 738-4422. Cervical Health Awareness Month January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. To schedule a well-woman appointment, call 753-5627. For more information on cervical health, contact Public Health Nursing at 753-8355 or Health Promotion at 753-7657. Boss Bargain Weekend Winter Games IMCOM-K Boss Bargain Weekend is hosting the 2009 Winter Games to be held from Feb. 15 until 17. Ticket price is $99, including slopeside lodging, award ceremony, buffet dinner, lift ticket and rental for one day and night. Only 40 spaces are available for USAG-Humphreys. Make your reservation no later than Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the CAC. This event is open to single and unaccompanied active duty U.S. military personnel only. For more information call 753-8825. Stress Management Classes ACS is holding weekly stress management classes Thursdays from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. at Bldg. 311. Sessions are designed help individuals learn more effective ways for handling stress in everyday life. All ID Card holders are eligible for the course. Contact ACS at 753-8401 for more information. Biggest Losers Contest The second annual Biggest Losers Contest sponsored by the Area III Family & MWR Activities Sports Program and Area III Health Promotion started Jan. 1 and will last through Mar. 31. The duo that loses the highest percentage of their combined weight between their entry date and Mar. 31 will each receive fabulous MWR prizes, including passes to Splish & Splash Water Park, free bowling and an MWR Value Book. Change in Sick Call Hours 75th Medical Company Area Support, U.S. Army Health Clinic - USAG-Humphreys announced a change in sick call hours. Effective Dec. 8, sick call hours will be 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Fridays. There will be no sick call Thursdays. In the event of an emergency, dial 119 if living off post, 911 if living on post or call the After Hours Clinic at 0505-753-8111. New Humphreys Flickr Website Want to get copies of photos of a community event? It’s easy now that USAG-Humphreys has its own Flickr photo-sharing webpage. To view or download your own high-resolution images of community events go to: www. flickr.com/usaghumphreys. USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs Office will post images weekly. Call 754-8598 for more information. We want to publish your stories and photos in The Morning Calm Weekly and on the USAG-Humphreys Command Channel. Please send any information or products to Ken Hall at the USAGHumphreys Public Affairs Office at 754-8847 or [email protected]
First aid for our furry friends at Red Cross
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Chief Warrant Officer Brandon Smith, 1-2 Aviation Regiment treats his dogs Angel (left) and Colby (right) to an Osan Air Base Veterinary clinic visit at the Community Activity Center Jan. 12. Download this photo at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Lori Yerdon By Ken Hall USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs USAG-HUMPHREYS — They’re the smallest of our community members, and sadly at times the most over-looked. They’ve traveled with us thousands of miles around the world, riding alone in tight containers in the cold underbellies of airliners to stay with us. They’re our pets, and a step-up in their health care and well-being is in the works at the American Red Cross. The ARC office at USAG-Humphreys is planning to conduct first aid classes for pet owners, beginning with first aid for dogs, followed by first aid for cats at a later date. “We’re ready to conduct our first class, and we’ve been working with the Osan Veterinary Clinic since November to line up a class date with one of their veterinarians.” said Cecil Goodman, former ARC Humphreys Station Manager. Course attendees will receive pet first-aid training that will help pet owners identify injuries and illnesses; and know what to do and where to go with their pets during medical emergencies. “Some of the training will consist of identifying symptoms and how to apply medications”, said Goodman. “We’ll also provide a manual and a DVD which participants can take home that shows different cases for many different canines as a reference aid.” According to the American Animal Hospital Association Web site, one in four pets that died from illness and accidents could have been saved with the use of appropriate first aid procedures. Attendees of the Humphreys Pet First Aid class will have the option to practice what they may one day have to perform. “We provide dog and cat mannequins that participants will be able to learn CPR on, and learn how to check different parts of the animal’s body to identify symptoms of illness and be able to treat small injuries,” said Goodman. The Red Cross Pet First Aid class is taught by trained veterinarians from the area and lasts about two hours. Usual class sizes will feature 10 participants. For more information about enrolling in an American Red Cross Pet First Aid Class, or other ARC classes offered at Humphreys Garrison, call DSN 753-7172 or commercial at 0505-753-7172.
Koreans to welcome Lunar New Year with rituals, festivities
By Pfc. Kim, Hyung-joon USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs USAG-HUMPHREYS — From Jan. 25 to 27, Koreans will observe their traditional New Year’s Day, known as “Seollal” in Korean. This is the most-important traditional holiday in the Republic of Korea. “Seol,” the relevant definition being unfamiliarity, is combined with “nal,” meaning “day” to form the word “Seollal.” The lunar New Year’s Day changes each year depending on the lunar cycle. For 2009, the lunar calendar indicates that the first day of the lunar year falls on Jan. 26 of the solar calendar. The lunar New Year also welcomes the coming of the ox as the new zodiac symbol for the year. This is a tradition that can be traced back to ancient Chinese mythology. The Chinese zodiac rotates a new animal every year in a 12-year cycle, in a preset order which was determined by a race among the 12 animals, according to mythology. The ox is commonly associated with the traits of reliability, industriousness, and patience, which will be associated with the characteristics of the events that will occur in the New Year, as well as the personalities of the babies born during the lunar year. There are many formal and informal traditional rituals families carry out on New Year’s Day. The main ritual is “Chare,” which is the ceremony of making offerings to ancestors. Different kinds of traditional ritual foods are prepared a day in advance. On the morning of New Year’s Day, the food is arranged in specific order on an altar table. Family members first ceremonially serve alcohol to the ancestors, followed by all the food on the table. Two formal bows to the altar follow. After “Chare,” family members gather in a less formal setting for “Sebe,” the giving and receiving of New Year’s blessings to one another. The younger members of family bow to the elderly and receive “Sebe money” in return for their blessings. When this is done, the family eats breakfast together. There is much tradition associated with “Seollal,” such as the wearing of traditional clothes and playing traditional games, yet much of the tradition has given way to modernity for the sake of convenience. Although “Seollal” is often considered the first day of the lunar calendar, this is not so in technical terms. The lunar calendar used in modern-day Korea, along with most other cultures in the world, are in fact lunar-solar calendars, meaning that months are added to synchronize the lunar cycle with the solar year. During the Japanese occupation of the Korean peninsula in the early 20th century, Japan abolished the lunar New Year and enforced the Japanese tradition of observing the solar New Year on Jan. 1. The Republic of Korea officially restored lunar New Year in 1989 by popular demand. Still, some Korean families continue to observe the solar New Year, despite the solar New Year holiday being just one day on Jan. 1 as opposed to the three days of lunar New Year holidays. Starting from several days ahead of the lunar New Year’s Day, it is recommended to greet Koreans with the expression, “Say hay bok mani badu say yo,” meaning “Please receive many New Year’s blessings.”
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Humphreys community remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
By Ken Hall USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs USAG-HUMPHREYS — About 50 Soldiers, Civilians and Family members spent their Monday participating in a mile-long walk to remember as part of a commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day here. The walk began at Independence Park shortly after 9 a.m. and weaved its way around the east end of the airfield along Freedom Road, finishing at Freedom Field about 25 minutes later. “I think today’s remembrance is historical because it’s on the eve of an African American being sworn in as the president of the United States,” said Daisy Watson, director of the United Services Organization here. “We remember the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and with the inauguration this week, we’ll be living the dream.” The USO provided free snacks and coffee for participants. After the walk guest speakers read poetry and shared stories about what the messages King gave during the civil rights movement meant to them. Chief Warrant Officer Paulette Montgomery, 520th Maintenance Company said King was among the first to fight for the right of every man, woman and child to have equality and equal rights. “We all need to possess these qualities that come from within as he did,” said
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Humphreys Garrison community members participate in a “Walk to Remember” to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here. About 50 people walked one mile from Independance Park to Freedom Field in spite of temperatures hovering below 30 degrees fahrenheit. Download this photo and find more photos from other events online at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall Montgomery as she addressed the crowd at Freedom Field. “Now, look at me, being all that I can be because now we are dealing with true diversity within the Army, Navy Air Force, Marines, National Guard, Reserves – and me, standing hand-in-hand with every ethnic group, making the ultimate sacrifice for the boys and girls who got dressed but didn’t have the courage to fight, and that’s alright as long as they keep the homeland tight … because together we will stand and defend this great land and forget not one fallen Soldier who came and took a stand.” Humphreys Garrison Commander Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr. participated in the walk and praised the efforts of event organizers and all the participants. “This was a real nice event for us all today,” said Dumoulin. “We have a great community, and everyone is part of it – everyone is a stakeholder and what that means is everyone has a duty to make it better in every way, treating everybody with dignity and respect. I’m very proud of the efforts of the people here at Humphreys and honored to be here on this special day as we celebrate what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has done while America prepares to inaugurate our new president.”
By Sgt. M. Benjamin Gable 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs
First, last flight for combat veteran of Operations Iraqi, Enduring Freedom
Lutz was also featured in a National Geographic program demonstrating the abilities of the Chinook aircraft. Lutz and Chenault met early in Chenault’s final deployment to Korea last January. The two quickly became friends after meeting and working together for the past year. “He contacted me and set everything up as soon as he heard about the change in regulation,” said Chenault. “Without [Lutz], I don’t think I would have gotten the opportunity.” Chenault and Lutz climbed into their seats in the Chinook aircraft’s cockpit–one that is nearly twice as large as the Apache’s and, after quick hands-on tutelage and familiarization, Chenault gripped the horseshoe-shaped thrust control lever and pulled his way skyward. According to Lutz, there is a considerable difference in power between the AH-64 Apache and the CH-47 Chinook. “This thing will take off like a homesick angel,” Lutz told Chenault through the internal headset. Chenault grinned from ear to ear, acknowledging the legitimacy of his friend and co-pilot’s adage. After Chenault adapted to the power of the aircraft, the two were ready to roll. The pilots and their crew of four took off to execute several missions. They practiced side-hill landings, sling-loading a block weighing 5,000 pounds and landing on top of a mountain; in this case the narrow mountain top of “Pinnacle 4.” Chenault flew his new aircraft for more than three hours, often relaying to Lutz the similarities and differences between
USAG-HUMPHREYS — Three flight schools, more than 150 combat missions, an estimated 4,000 career flight hours–700 of those in combat. Number of hours logged flying a CH-47 Chinook: zero. That is until a recent change in Army Regulation 95-1, Flight Regulations which affords battalion and brigade standardization officers the opportunity to fly any aircraft assigned to their battalions or brigades. “As soon as I read [the regulation] I knew I wanted to fly with Richard,” said Chief Warrant Officer Alexander Lutz, a Chinook pilot and standardization officer for the “Nightmare” battalion; 3rd Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade. “Richard,” is Chief Warrant Officer Richard Chenault, an Apache pilot and standardization officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd CAB, stationed here for the third time during his 27-year career. Chenault has traveled on missions in peacetime and war during his career aboard the Chinook aircraft, but had never piloted one until Thursday. No problem. The co-pilot for his inaugural Chinook flight was no stranger to him or the 98-ft. long, 23,400-pound aircraft. Lutz has been a Chinook pilot for more than 20 years. He also spent several years in the enlisted ranks as a crewmember, even serving with then-Sgt. Richard Santos, now known as Command Sgt. Major Richard Santos, Command Sergeant Major of 2nd CAB.
Chief Warrant Officer Richard Chenault, an Apache pilot and standardization officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 2nd CAB flies a CH-47 Chinook helicopter for the first time at USAG-Humphreys, Jan. 15. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. M. Benjamin Gable his Apache and Lutz’s Chinook. According to Lutz, Chenault had the opportunity to experience the same training in those three hours that new pilots receive during their six-week course. Lutz showed his enthusiasm throughout the flight by clapping in applause and giving his friend a thumbs up after each successful task. Chenault then brought the Chinook back to its resting place on the runway. He landed it squarely on his target, completing his first flight in the aircraft. “This was a great opportunity to fly the Chinook with my friend and I will miss working with these guys on a daily basis here,” said Chenault. Chenault will be missed as well. “I will miss [his] leadership and counsel,” said Col. Joseph A. Bassani, commander of 2nd CAB. “Richard was my right-hand man on issues that affected our ability to operate in one of the most demanding environment our Army has to offer. He is a true professional and friend.” Chenault won’t be hanging up his flying uniform just yet, though. He is moving on to Fort Rucker, Ala. to be an Apache instructor pilot, teaching incoming pilots all he has learned during his career. After one year at Fort Rucker, he will retire from the Army to spend more time with his family but continue to fly as a civilian instructor.
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Chilgok students enjoy fifth annual Camp Carroll English Camp, Jan. 12
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(Clockwise from top left) Middle and high school students from Chilgok County learn about the Army and Camp Carroll during a group tour. Students and Soldiers play together at Camp Carroll’s indoor swimming pool. English Camp participants gather together for one group picture after the closing ceremony. Students wait for the closing ceremony to start at Camp Carroll’s Community Activity Center. Students and Soldiers bowl at the Camp Carroll Bowing Center. — U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Lee, Dodam By Pfc. Lee, Dodam USAG-Daegu Public Affairs CAMP CARROLL – It is again that time of the year. The fifth Annual Camp Carroll English Camp was held Jan. 12 - 16, with a total of 53 students from middle and high schools in Chilgok County. The English Camp has given students the opportunity to learn English as well as experience American culture on an Army installation. The five-day camp was filled with various activities for students. At first, since it was the first time for students to speak English, many of them were shy and did not attempt to speak a single word. However, as time progressed, students found confidence in themselves, became more active and started talking to one another. The program gave students the opportunity to learn and improve their English language skills in a variety of fun and interesting situations and activities. By taking a tour of the facility, they experienced how Soldiers live and American-style food and games. They also got to try out simulated rifle shooting at the Engagement Skills Trainer training facility. Twenty students from Daegu American School participated to help Chilgok County students to get familiar with American culture by sharing each other’s cultures. 14 U.S. soldiers and KATUSAs also volunteered as team instructors to make the camp even more successful. The camp was a collaborative effort between Camp Carroll and Chilgok County. The U.S. Army provided the venue and U.S. Soldiers as instructors, and Chilgok County covered the students’ expenses, including all their meals and extra costs. Chilgok County was designated as a Lifelong Open Education County by the Republic of Korea government in 2004.
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News & Notes
2009 DSA Tuition Scholarship Applications for five tuition-only scholarships totaling $10,000 are now available to qualifying Daegu Spouse Association members and their dependents. The application with applicable rules is available online at www.taeguspouses.org. Submission deadline is March 31, 2009. Contact Laurie Slade at [email protected]
or 010-8671-6061 for more information. Girl Scouts positions The U.S.A. Girl Scouts Daegu committee is seeking the following volunteer positions for 2008-09. Overseas committee Chairperson, Secretary, Treasure, Daisy, Brownie & Studio 2 B Leaders. Please call LaTondra Anderson at 053-210-6003 for more information. Softball Coaches Wanted The USAG-Daegu Sports Office is looking for a Post Level Softball Coach and Assistant Coach for the 2009 traveling Men’s & Women’s Softball League, which plays from May - August. Submit resumes to the USAG Daegu Sports Director. Call 764-4800. Monthly Prayer Fellowship Men of the morning calm montly prayer breakfast and fellowship. First Saturday of each month at the Camp Walker chapel annex fellowship starts at 8 a.m. if you have any questions, please contact adam Morrison at 0119351-8033. Camp Carroll Worship Service Every Tuesday there will be an 11:40 a.m. worship service at the Camp Carroll Chapel. Everyone is invited. Lunch will be provided after the service. For more information, contact the Camp Carroll Chapel staff at 765-8343. Customer Management Services Let your voice be heard! Go to the USAG-Daegu homepage at http://ima. korea.mil/areaIV/sites/local/default. asp and click on the ICE (Interactive Customer Evaluation) logo to make a comment. We want to hear from you! For more information contact Robert Bridgewater at 768-6274. Apple Tree Gift Shop Come visit the apple tree gift shop. It is located next to the Evergreen Golf Club parking lot. Ask about group shopping dates, 60 days layaway Korean Furniture, Souvenirs, Celadon, Jewelry and much, much more! It opens on Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m.
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USAG-Daegu’s Good Neighbors Program invites Daegu University students to Garrison, Jan. 8
By Kim, Keun-kyo USAG-Daegu Public Affairs CAMP HENRY – Thirty two Students and English language instructors from Daegu University toured United States Army Garrison Daegu’s Camps, Jan. 8. As a part of Good Neighbor Program hosted by USAG-Daegu, students and instructors from local colleges visit USAG-Daegu each semester. The installation tour began with an explanation of the history of Camp Henry and moved onto Soldiers’ barracks tour. HHC, USAG-Daegu’s Soldiers led the students into their barracks, showing the students their rooms. “It was a great experience seeing U.S Army Soldiers’ living environment,” said Park, Keun-ju, a student from Daegu University. After visiting, students and instructors ate lunch in the Dining Facility. They enjoyed lunch at the DFAC and had conversations with U.S. Army Soldiers and KATUSAs. Then they went to Camp Walker’s Communities Activity Center to meet HHC, USAG-Daegu Soldiers. They had a good time talking with the Soldiers and the air was alive with chatter and laughter. “We’ve planned this event because we were curious about the lives of Soldiers.” said Professor Glenys Morgan, Daegu University. “It’s also important for our university students to get an idea what Americans are like instead of what students think Americans are like. They get first-hand information, get to meet, the Soldiers themselves, and some of them are getting to eat in a western style facility for the first time. The Korean Army is much different than the experience that they see here.” “This time is the first time for me to visit the camp,” said Huh Dong-ho, a Daegu
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(Top) HHC, USAG-Daegu, Staff Sgt. Jerome Yearby explains the history of Camp Henry to Daegu University students during the installation tour, Jan. 8. (Bottom) HHC. USAG-Daegu , Spc. Christopher Purley and Daegu University students share their cultural differences as a part of the installation tour. View thses photos at www.flickr. com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photos by Kim, Keun-kyo University student representative. “I think this is a valuable opportunity for us because we get to know about Americans’ real life on this occasion. And lunch in DFAC is also great,” he added. After a windshield tour at Camp Walker, the group waved goodbye to Camp Walker and concluded the tour of the installation.
Add one positive fitness change at a time in 2009
By Chris Halagarda U.S Navy Fitness and Performance Enhancement Dietitian FORT LEE, Va. – I love the quote, “A year from now, you’ll wish you started today.” What do you wish you could have started a year ago? For many folks, New Year’s means yet another resolution to start an exercise program, eat healthy and lose weight. If this rings true to you, try making a small change to your lifestyle in 2009 that, although it won’t put you on the cover of a fitness magazine, will help you feel better, look better, function better and make you healthier. One of the first things I like to suggest to folks is to add to your diet. Don’t get preoccupied with what you can’t have, but focus instead on what you can have. Remember, you can find all of the following items in your local commissary at savings of 30 percent or more. Start by adding one or two of these ideas to your diet or lifestyle: •Add fruits and vegetables. Promise yourself you will eat five servings of fruit and vegetables every day. By filling up on the extra fiber and water, you should eat less food the rest of the day and hopefully lose weight. Worst case is that you don’t lose weight, but you will be much healthier because of all the additional vitamins and minerals in fruit and veggies. •Drink tea. Green, black, flavored, any kind of tea. Teas are loaded with antioxidants, flavanoids, vitamins and minerals and may help prevent tumors and promote weight loss. Much more research needs to be done to pinpoint all the benefits of tea drinking, but there are very few downsides to drinking it. •Spice it up! Don’t let a meal go by without sprinkling some type of herb or spice on it. Sprinkle cinnamon on oatmeal; garlic powder on salads; paprika on hummus; chili powder, onion, pepper, dry mustard and cayenne into chili. Don’t hesitate to try new spices. There are so many great flavors with so much nutritive value and best of all they don’t have many or any calories! Every time you go to the commissary, try a new spice. •Drink more water. Aim for about half your body weight in fluid ounces each day. If you weigh 120 pounds you should
consume about 60 fluid ounces of water per day. Keep in mind, water-dense foods such as fruits and vegetables will contribute to this total and high levels of physical activity will increase daily fluid needs above this amount. •Add calcium. Aim for 1,000-1,200 milligrams of calcium each day. This is equivalent to three to four, 8-ounce cups of milk, preferably low-fat milk, each day. Not only will calcium help keep bones and teeth strong, but it may also help with weight loss. Dietary supplements may provide some benefit, but try to reap the rewards of low-fat milk’s muscle-building protein and health-promoting vitamin D. Don’t like milk? Try low-fat yogurt, soy milk or low-fat cheese to get more calcium. For more information about making healthy choices, visit Ask the Dietitian on http://www.commissaries.com and post your questions on the DeCA Dietitian Forum. Be sure to look for other useful information in the Dietitian’s Voice archive. Sign up with the DeCA Dietitian on www.twitter.com and get messages sent to your cell phone today.
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Making Dduk-Guk (Rice Cake Soup) for Korean New Year!
Traditionally, Dduk-guk is the main dish on Korean New Year. It is soup with rice cake, and people believe that people have to eat Dduk-guk during the Korean New Year in order to gain one year of age. In addition to meaning you are getting one year older, Dduk-guk contains several other meanings. Eating Dduk-guk on Korean New Year also means to wish for a year without illness. Hoping to live with strength as Dduk (rice cake) as it shapes round and long. The round shape of Dduk like a coin also represents the rising sun. Due to this reason, when cutting Dduk, it has to be shaped in round like coin. Since Dduk is made with rice powder but any other ingredients, it symbolizes the sober mind of New Year’s Day. Dduk-guk varies from province to province; mainly the shape of Dduk is different. Another name of Dduk-guk is ‘Byung-tang,’ which means a broth made of Dduk. Happy Korean New Year! Ingredients • 1 lb. rice cake, frozen and sliced • 2 oz. lean beef Seasoning Ingredients • 1/2 clove garlic, finely crushed • 1/2 tsp. soy sauce • 1/4 tsp. sesame oil • 1/8 tsp. pepper • 1 qt. water • 1 sliced green onion • 1 egg for garnish
Directions • Chop the beef fine like a ground meat. • Place in a large cooking pot; add seasoning ingredients and stir-fry over medium heat until beef turns to light brown. • Add water, bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to low. • Simmer for 10-15 minutes. • Rinse rice cake and drain. • Turn heat to high and bring soup to boiling. • Add rice cake and cook five minutes or until rice cake is tender. • Turn off heat; add green onions and egg garnish or beaten egg. • Mix well. Serve immediately.
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This week’s USAG-Daegu job profile: Customer Service Officer
How do you help USAG-Daegu to accomplish its mission? I help the garrison hear the “Voice of the Customer” by several different methods, including the Interactive Customer Evaluation system, where customers concerns and comments are responded to by our Service Providers on a daily basis, our Community FIRST Program, where we conduct 2-3 constituent focus groups each quarter and then the issues from those focus groups are acted on by our Service Providers and then annually with our Customer Service Assessment, which takes the Customer evaluate the Services the garrison is providing by telling us how well we are performing as a garrison at to what importance those services are to our customers. What qualities does your job require? It takes a lot of coordination to get focus groups set up and then to document all the issues that come out of the focus groups each quarter. My job requires some analysis of customer satisfaction trends, which makes the job quite interesting and rewarding. What do you like most about your job? The thing I like most about my job is actually seeing the positive results which have come out of the focus groups we’ve conducted and also the seeing the increased customer satisfaction rates around the garrison. What is the one thing that most people don’t know about your job? One of the things people might not know is that Customer Management Services is a brand new program that is being implemented around the Army at many different installations and Garrisons in the states and around the world. Myself and all the other Customer Service Officers around the world are working together to bring World-Class service to our valued customers.
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Ms. Bridgewater, Robert USAG-Daegu Customer Service Officer
Management Services Program full-circle, where customers around the garrison can
AREA IV Job Opportunities
VACANCY GRADE GS-11 GS-9 NF-1 NF-1 NF-1 NF-1 KGS-4 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
CLOSE DATE Jan. 29 Feb. 21 N/A N/A N/A N/A Jan. 29 TBD TBD TBD TBD Until filled Until filled
For more information, contact Employment Readiness Program Manager, Steven Wegley at 768-7951
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