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July 24, 2009 • Volume 7, Issue 40
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FED awards contract for new family housing
An artist’s rendering shows the three family housing towers that will soon rise from the new land at Humphreys Garrison. – Courtesy of Far East District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
By Bob McElroy USAG Humphreys Public Affairs
HUMPHREYS GARRISON –– The Far East District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced last week that it had awarded a $111 million-dollar contract to Daelim Industrial Company, Ltd. of Seoul to build three new family housing towers here. The housing project will be the first new construction on Parcel K, a 110-acre section of new land west of MP Hill on the current installation. “We should break ground within 30 GARRISONS
to 45 days,” said Fred Davis, the Deputy Chief of the Korea Relocation Programs Office for the Far East District. “We should complete construction by the middle of August 2011.” The project includes three multi-story towers with a total of 204 apartments and an underground parking garage with space for 285 vehicles. 142 spaces will be for compact cars, 125 for normal-sized cars and 18 spaces will be handicapped parking. There will also be ten parking spaces for motorcycles. The garage will also have storage space for residents. Outside of the towers there will OVERVIEW
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be a community gathering area with two playgrounds focused on younger children and a gazebo with benches. Davis said that two of the towers will be 11 stories tall and the third 12. The apartments will be three to five bedrooms. The original plan called for each tower to be 12 stories but two had to be reduced to 11 stories due to funding limitations. The exterior design of the new towers will be similar to the three family housing buildings on Humphreys but the apartment floor plans will be different, with more of a square layout, Davis said. The towers will also be close to a new
child development center, elementary school and high school that will be built on the new land over the next several years. Davis said that more housing towers will be built in 2012 and 2013. The next project to begin at Humphreys is the new Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Hangar at Desiderio Army Airfield. Davis said the contract should be awarded by the end of September. Construction and site preparation should begin 45 to 60 days after the contract award. “This one’s very important,” Davis said. “We have to finish this in order to build the medical campus.” FEATURE
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FED welcomes new commander
By Joe Campbell Far East District Public Affairs SEOUL –– Col. Blair A. Schantz assumed command of the Far East District, US Army Corps of Engineers during a change of command ceremony held at Seoul American High School on Yongsan South Post July 16. Schantz succeeds Col. Clarence (Dave) Turner who will be assigned to the Pentagon as Chief, Base Relocation and Closure (BRAC) Division. A native of North Tarrytown, New York, Schantz was commissioned as an Engineer officer following his graduation from Clarkson University in 1984. His first assignment following the Officer Basic Course was to Bamberg Germany where he served as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer. From 1987 to 1991 he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky. where he served a battalion maintenance officer and deployed to Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield as the commander of the 887th Engineer Company. Upon redeployment from Southwest Asia in 1991, Schantz graduated from Clarkson University with a Master Degree in Civil Engineering and was assigned to the New York District, US Army Corps of Engineers as the Fort Drum Deputy Resident Engineer. In 1995 Schantz deployed with the 41st Engineer Battalion, 10th Mountain Division to Haiti as part of Operation Restore Democracy. Schantz was selected to serve as an Associate Professor of Civil Engineer at the U.S. Air Force Academy in the 1996 and was recognized as an Outstanding Academic Educator. In 1999 Schantz returned to Germany where he served as the Executive Officer for the 54th Engineer Battalion. In 2000 Schantz served in the 1st Infantry Division as the Engineer Brigade Executive Officer. In 2001 he was assigned to the 20th Engineer Brigade (Airborne) as the Deputy Brigade Commander and then as the Assistant Corps Engineer, XVIII Airborne Corps, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 2003 Schantz assumed command of the 9th Engineer Battalion (Combat), 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. He deployed the unit from Germany to the Salah ad Din Province, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Schantz was assigned to U.S. Europe Command from 2005 through 2007 and served as the Infrastructure Branch Chief where he focused on the theater Military Construction program. Col. Schantz most recently served as Command Engineer, U.S. Africa Command. Among others, Col. Schantz’s military decorations include the Bronze Star (1 OLC), Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Action, Airborne, Air Assault and German Parachute Badges.
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Col. Blair A. Schantz (left), the 31st Commander of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Far East District receives the Engineer colors from Brig. Gen. Mark W. Yenter, the Commander and Division Engineer of the Pacific Ocean Division, USACE. — U. S. Army photo by Jay Jung
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Dementia can be a devastating illness for patients and their caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Foundation Medical Advisory Board has published reversible risk factors for preventing dementia. Although these factors cannot overrule the role of age, genetics, and medical disease, they are avoidable risks that you have control over. The list includes: • Being a couch potato: Inactivity impedes blood flow to vital organs and the brain, which is necessary to repair and replenish brain cells. So start exercising! • Tipping the scale: Being overweight or obese alters insulin production in the body that can lead to brain inflammation. Obesity also increases the risk for diabetes, high cholesterol, and other medical conditions that are risk factors for dementia. • Rising blood pressure: High blood pressure can damage blood vessels in the brain and other major organs. However, hypertension can be tricky to diagnose, as there usually are no symptoms until your
blood pressure is very high. It is important to have your blood pressure monitored and promptly begin treatment if you’re diagnosed with hypertension. • Drinking alcohol: Prolonged and heavy consumption of alcohol causes a specific type of dementia known as alcoholrelated dementia. Researchers also note that individuals with dementia who drink on a regular basis typically have a higher incidence of confusion, delirium, and behavior problems. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s disease has recently surpassed diabetes as the 6th leading cause of death among American adults. Notably, mortality rates for Alzheimer’s disease are on the rise, unlike heart disease and cancer death rates which are continuing to decline. An estimated 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. This number has doubled since 1980, and is expected to be as high as 13.4 million by 2050. Editors note: From an MOAA web site article by Nanette Lavoie-Vaughan, MSN, APN, reprinted with permission and from the CDC website www.cdc.gov/aging.
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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: Larceny of AAFES property; Subject #1 removed a blue-ray movie from a shelf in the Main PX. Subject #1 concealed the item on his person and exited the Main PX without rendering proper payment. Witness #1 detained Subject #1 and notified the USAG-Casey PMO. Subject #1 was apprehended and transported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he was advised of his legal rights, which he waived rendering a written sworn statement denying to the offense. Subject #1 was processed and released to his unit. The item was retained and returned to the AAFES. ECOL is $29.95. Investigation continues by MPI Area II: Shoplifting; Escape from Custody; Subject #1 was observed by Witness #1 via CCTV removing one computer webcam from the display shelf and concealing it in his bag at BLDG #1435. Witness #1 also witnessed Subject #1 conceal three other items within his bag then pay for a mousepad and attempted to exit the location without rendering the proper payment for the merchandise. Subject #1 was escorted by Witness #1 to the loss prevention office where he left and went to his residence when Witness #1 stepped out. Subject #1 was apprehended by MP at his residence 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 offenses. Subject #1 was processed and released on his own recognizance. The merchandise was returned to AAFES. ECOL is $135.84. This is a final report. Area III: Damage to Government Property; Wrongful Damaging of Government Property; Underage Drinking; Subject #1 punched an air conditioner unit with a closed fist at border security in the pass gate. Damages to the air conditioner unit consisted of broken external parts. Subject #1 was apprehended and transported to USAGHumphreys PMO where MP detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Subject #1’s person. Subject #1 was administered a PBT, with a result of 0.151% BAC. A check of Subject #1’s ID card revealed that he was under the legal age to consume alcohol. Subject #1 was advised of his legal rights, which he waived rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the offense. Subject #1 was processed and released to his unit. This is a final report. Area IV: Traffic Accident without Injuries; Damage to Private Property; Obligation For Safe Driving; Subject #1, operating a POV, failed to judge proper clearance and struck a pole at the parking lot adjacent to Ubangtown 3 cha APT #479, Waegwan. Damages to Subject #1’s vehicle consisted of scratches and paint transfer to the right rear fender and dents to the right rear wheel. The pole sustained paint transfer. KNP did not respond. Subject #1 was advised of his legal rights, which he waived rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the offenses. Subject #1 was processed and released on his own recognizance. Subject #1 reported utilization of his seatbelt. ECOD is unknown. This is a final report.
Jeju Do is a volcanic island formed by about 360 small eruptions surrounding the central Hallasan volcano. The island came to life roughly two million years ago with some minor activity as recently as 8,000 years ago. — U.S. Army photo by Dave Palmer
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities
Biodiversity of Suncheonman Bay Suncheon is the ecological capital of Korea. It represents Korea on the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and shares information on environmental conservation with the international community. Suncheonman Bay’s vast tidal flats and reed fields offer not only a beautiful landscape, but also incredible biodiversity. Other than the bay, Suncheon has many tourist attractions, including Seonamsa Temple, which is over 1000 years old, and Naganeupseong Folk Village, which has thatched roofs and dates back to the Joseon dynasty, but is still inhabited. Songgwangsa Temple, one of the Korea’s three major temples, is also located in Suncheon, as well as Suncheon Drama Film Set, where many popular TV dramas and films have been shot. Visit the Suncheon area to experience untouched beauty and get a taste of Korea’s history. Visit http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ 7th Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival This festival celebrates the beautiful lotus flowers and highlights the importance of preserving wild flowers. Though the festival’s program contains many events related to lotus flowers, making paper lotus flowers and making lotus flower soap are two particularly popular programs with international visitors. Various other popular tourist destinations are located nearby the festival grounds, including several Baekje (BC18~AD660) cultural historic sites such as the Baekje Wangneungwon (royal mausoleum), Nakhwaam, and the Baekje Historical Museum. Visit http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto A Leafy Retreat! Spending your summer vacation in a forest is a great plan. Korea’s forests are well known for their beautiful valleys and cool mountain streams. Visitors can cool off from the heat by dipping their feet in the refreshing stream, and by taking a refreshing walk through the forest. Also, it has been scientifically proven that Phytoncide, the organic compound derived from plants is good for relieving stress and for restoring energy. Many of the forests have been designated as Natural Recreation areas and so often contain sports facilities and charming log cabins, where visitors can stay the night right in the middle of the forest. If you want to get away from scorching summer heat, then VisitKorea recommends you pay a visit to a refreshing natural recreation forest. Visit english.visitkorea.or.kr Pohang International Fireworks Festival The Pohang Fire Light Festival held in Pohang’s Northern Beach is a summer festival which the theme this year is based on fire and light. Pohang is not only a sightseeing city where Homigot Beach is located, famous for its beautiful sunrise, but also an industrial city where Posco, the world famous steel-manufacturing company, is located. As the largest festival in Pohang which about three hundred thousand spectators visited in 2005, five large-sized barges will be set afloat on the sea 300~400 meters far from Pohang’s Northern Beach to light up Yeongil Bay by splendid fireworks from the barges. A multimedia show and a music concert are also planned. Visit http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto ‘Beautiful Kimchi’ Exhibition now at COEX Kimchi Museum A special exhibition on Kimchi runs until August 30 in the Kimchi Museum, which is located in the COEX Mall in Seoul. The exhibition sheds a new light on Korea’s traditional cuisine, Kimchi, turning it into a piece of art. Kimchi, Korea’s traditional preserved cabbage dish is becoming widely known for its healthy properties. This exhibition, however, takes a new approach to Kimchi. 3 Korean artists have immortalized the dish in 12 different works of art, which include paintings and installations. The museum also holds a hands-on activity program, where visitors can try making kimchi themselves. Visit http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ ‘Ballerina who Loves a B-Boy’ This show made its debut in November 2008 and is also aiming for international success. While the first production introduced audiences to the excitement and amazing feats of breakdancing, the sequel goes further by combining break-dancing with a compelling storyline. The performance will not merely showcase the dance skills of the performers, but will show the emotions of the characters through dance and music. Rather than just focusing on breakdancing, the second production contains many different kinds of modern dance and features high-energy group dance routines. Visit http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto
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Home computer use best practices
By 1st Signal Brigade IA Cell YONGSAN GARRISON – The following list of best practices is not official policy, but more of a guideline to ensure that your system remains up to date and runs efficiently. 1. Update the antivirus signatures once a day either manually or utilizing the default automatic update. 2. Run a weekly virus detection scan either manually or utilizing a scheduling system. 3. If you currently have antivirus software other then what is provided for home use and you still wish to use the home use software you may need to completely uninstall your previous antivirus software. This is to ensure no resource confliction occurs. 4. Be aware of email attachments and only open from trusted sources and only when you are expecting the attachment. 5. Please apply best security practices to all users of the home system. 6. Keep system up to date with current commercial program patches.
The 1st Signal Brigade is headquartered in Seoul on Yongsan Garrison. 1st Sig Bde provides strategic and tactical communications, and information management throughout the ROK.
NOTE: DoD has provided commercial antivirus products to protect personal PCs at home and lessen the threat of employees bringing malicious logic into work and compromising DoD systems. The home use software is available from the following website from either a *.mil domain or using a cac-enabled system, https://www.acert.1stiocmd. army.mil
Yongsan teens to hit the silver screen
YONGSAN GARRISON - Seoul American High School student Sean Conolly (right) and 41st Signal Battalion cameraman Pfc. Nathan Franco (left) set up a shot July 17 at the Dragon Hill Lodge. Conolly directed a series of public announcement shoots featuring more than eight Yongsan youths associated with the USAG-Yongsan Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Service. The public announcements will be shown at the Yongsan Movie Theater before each matinee beginning in August to address issues like shoplifting, smoking, and alcohol consumption.
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Garrison commander accepts quality of life funds
Gift includes funding for youth development
Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson (right) accepts a check for $3,224.81 from Renee Acosta (center), President and CEO of Global Impact of the Combined Federal Campaign and Maj. Gen. Lawrence L. Wells (left), United States Forces Korea deputy chief of staff. More than $62,000 was earmarked for Family and youth programs in Korea. The funds presented are from those funds given by USFK personnel for Family support and youth programs. The CFC overseas is one of two branches of the campaign, the other being the branch for within the United States. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
Warrior Readiness Company welcomes new commander
By Jim Cunningham USAG-RC Public Affairs CAMP STANLEY — Lt. Col. James Burns, 2nd Infantry Division, Division Special Troops Battalion commander, presided over a change of command ceremony passing responsibility and command from Capt. Alex Glade to Capt. Matthew Maimone in the Camp Stanley Physical Fitness Center July 17. “I want to take the time to thank Glade for the wonderful job she has done and welcome Maimone,” Burns said. “I especially want to thank the Soldiers of the Warrior Readiness Company. Without you there would be no change of command and no purpose. This ceremony marks a change in leadership, but also underlines our purpose. Our mission at the WRC has not changed. We are still responsible for receiving, staging, and training 2ID’s inbound Soldiers. Few of us in the Army have the opportunity to impact the lives of Soldiers as you do; you have a tremendous impact and it is widely known within the battalion and within the division.” Burns went on to say Glade has performed her duties remarkably well in the last 15 months. She gave her unit the best compliment a commander could give their troops. She told him her unit could perform their duties without her. “Maimone, I know you will pick up where Glade left off,” Burns said. “With your assistance we will build on the foundations left by Glade. I am going to charge you with leading these troops. I think all of you should know Maimone volunteered for this job.” Maimone said there is no other place he would rather be in the Army than commanding the WRC. He thanked Burns for selecting him for the job. “Warriors, you are the reason we are here,” Maimone said. “I appreciate everything you do every day. You processed me a year ago and I appreciate that. You can always expect the best from me, and I will always expect the same from you.”
Capt. Alex Glade gives her address during her change of command ceremony leaving the Warrior Readiness Company on Camp Stanley and transfering her command to Capt. Matthew Maimone in the Camp Stanley Physical Fitness Center July 17. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
Lt. Col. James Burns (right) passes the guidon for the Warrior Readiness Company in Area I to Capt. Matthew Maimone, incoming commander of the WRC July 17 effectively transfering command from Capt. Alex Glade to Maimone during a change of command ceremony held in the Camp Stanley Physical Fitness Center. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
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News & Notes
70th Brigade Support Battalion 2ID Change of Responsibility The NCOs and Soldiers of the 70th Brigade Support Battalion 2nd Infantry Division will hold a Change of Responsibility Ceremony between Command Sgt. Maj. Yolanda Lomax and 1st Sgt. Kevin Beldner at 10 a.m. July 28 in Carey Field House on Camp Castle. For information call: 730-4210. Workforce Town Hall Meeting The next workforce town hall meeting will be held Sept.11. For information call: 732-6151. CG’s Mess Golf Tourney and Cookout The CG’s Mess Golf Tournament and Cookout will be held tomorrow from 1 - 6 p.m. For information call: 732-7430. CPMS Shut Down The Civilian Personnel Management System will shut DCPDS/MyBiz/MyWorkPlace down 6 p.m. EST (5 a.m. tomorrow) July 24. Normal user access will return 7 p.m. July 30. For more information call: DSN: 221-2466. Casey-Castle Shuttle Bus New Route Beginning July 27, the bus from Camp Castle to USAG-Casey will no longer be making the right turn near the Burger King/Shoppette and passing the WTC, SIM center and Schoonover Bowl. The new route will go from USAG-Casey up the main road past the Warrior’s Club and final stop will be the bus stop in the vicinity of BLDGs #130-133. For information call: 730-2218. USAG-RC Occupational Health Clinic Closure The USAG-RC Occupational Health Clinic will be closed from Jul 27 - 28 for a staff meeting. For information call: 732-6011. Applications for Funded Legal Education Program The Office of The Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army’s Funded Legal Education Program. For information call: 732-8339. ISR-S and CLS Training The FY 09 Q3 ISR-S and CLS training will provide you with an understanding of the ISR-S and CLS processes and with hands-on experience in using the ISR-web system. Training will begin July 29 in the CPAC training room. For times and information call: 732-8127. Community Bank Closure All Community Banking Centers will be closed Aug. 15 for Korean Liberation Day. For more information call: 721-7792. Road Closure on Red Cloud The road in front of the Village Green will be closed for repairs to the drainage ditch until Aug. 24. For more information call: 732-6167.
Children of Camp Adventure learn and play to the theme of Aquatic Adventures in the USAG-Red Cloud Indoor Swimming Pool June 30. Aquatic Adventures is the theme for Camp Adventure offered in the Community Activity Center during the summer months. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Walker
Children learn and play in Camp Adventure
By Pfc. Jamal Walker USAG-RC Public Affairs RED CLOUD GARRISON — For the past two month’s children from the ages 5-13 have been enjoying summer fun provided by the Community Activities Center and a group of individuals from the University of Northern Iowa during the Camp Adventure program. The nine week program, offered to all Soldiers and Department of Defense Civilians, features many activities for children to get a chance to develop different skills and character building qualities such as discipline. “I just want the children to look up to us counselors as role models to learn how to behave,” said Chris Nowman, a Camp Adventure nicknamed “Mr. Storm,” a title given to him by the children. Every week the camp has a different theme for learning; i.e., Aquatic Adventures, a theme where the children learn about underwater art designs, and the Camp Humphreys Splish Splash Water Park for one of their weekly field trips with counselors. The children go swimming on Monday and Wednesday, field trips on Thursday, and bowling on Tuesday. Camp Adventure also provides sports, games, arts and crafts, and social activities. Tuesday and Friday lunch is on the Camp, so children do not have to bring sack lunches. The campers eat out during their field trip and on Friday, the CAC provides a barbecue for campers and their parents. “My favorite part of Camp Adventure is at the end of the day,” said Samantha Geiling, a 12-year-old girl enrolled in Camp Adventure. “Because closing time is when we get together and sing songs to each other, which is a great way to remember
each other, even if you are going to see each other tomorrow.” Geiling comes to Korea every summer to visit her father, and enjoys going to work with him sometimes. Last year was Geiling’s first enrollment in Camp Adventure. She immediately fell in love with it. She told her father how much she loved the program, and he told her how pleasing that was to hear and he would bring her again. Needless to say, Geiling came back this year and found all of her friends back in Camp Adventure. “The one thing I hope is these children have a memorable summer experience,” said Britta Holdun, director of Camp Adventure. “Some of these children are homeschooled, or do not have siblings. Some are missing the experience of having friends and the interactions that come with the experience children have in the United States.” “I recommend it to any child whose parents are in Korea,” Geiling said.
Soldier’s Families enjoy cooking class
Cooking intructor Adelaida Delao demonstrates the wrapping technique for a perfect egg roll during a class held July 17 in USAG-Red Cloud’s Pear Blossom Cottage. — US Army photo by Mike Coss.
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Soldiers post near record times in 8th Army Triathlon
By Jim Cunningham USAG-RC Public Affairs CASEY GARRISON — The 8th United States Army held its 2009 Individual Triathlon here July 18 where 26 Soldiers vied to set new 8th Army records for a ironman style event requiring a 400 meter freestyle swim, 30 kilometer bicycle run, and a 5 meter run. Times were fast but no records were set as Eric Reid, competing in the Men’s Senior division, finished 1 with a time of 58:49, only 1:47 seconds from the record time set by Art Mathisen of 57:02 in 2006. The fastest times were all set in the Men’s Senior division of the event; arriving 2 was Patrick Walsh with a time of 1:08:46, 3, Richard Gash with a time of 1:10:38, 4, Patrick Noble with a time of 1:14:07 and 5, Thomas Graves with a time of 1:14:08. The reason the top places are often posted by the older athletes is because men usually arrive at their peak physical abilities in their mid thirties, Walsh said. There were two competitors in the Women’s division, Catherine Dickey arrived 1 with a time of 1:48:33 and Marianne Campano 2, with a time of 1:52:08. In the Men’s Open division Cody Jones arrived 1 with a time of 1:09:25, Paul Lashley 2, with a time of 1:10:02, Ledger West 3, with a time of 1:10:18, Scott Weber 4, with a time of 1:12:08 and Su Yi 5, with a time of 1:13:01. “My strategy in winning this event was to first give myself time to warm up my body with the first heat in swimming,” Reid said. “I used the swimming heat to warm up my heart for the rest of the triathlon.” When warming up for a race such as the 8th Army Individual Triathlon, athletes do not want to start cold, Walsh said. “In our physical training we jog first before doing other exercises,” he said. “If you are preparing for an hour race, you don’t want to do a cold start, it would peak your heart rate way up without warming your engine up.” “I’m not one of those who can start cold and hold up their performance,” Reid said. “If I start too fast, I will die.” For the sports department of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, planning and presenting a major 8th Army sporting event follows a long tradition of cooperation and success. “This is the perfect place to host the 8th Army Individual Triathlon,” said Floyd Kim, USAG-Red Cloud sports director and organizer of the event. “The space here is big enough to hold the event without having the athletes running off post. We can do a 30 kilometer bike route without leaving the Casey/Hovey enclave.” The topography is varied and includes a lot of challenges for athletes while running or biking, Kim said, and safety is easier to arrange because stations along the routes do not have to be set up off post. The triathlon routes have remained the same for all the years Area I sports has been presenting the event, he said. Mapping out the event changes very little from year to year. “We plan the route to avoid as much traffic as possible and to provide as many topographic challenges as possible,” Kim said. “We planned water and safety stations for every 10 kilometers on the route.”
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Eric Reid finishes the 30 kilometer bike heat during the 8th Army Individual Triathlon July 18 held on USAG-Casey by finishing far ahead in the free style swimming heat and going on to place 1 with a total time of 58:49 narrowly missing the all time record of 57:02. Reid competed in the Men’s Senior Division of the event. Additional photos from this event are available online at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
Catherine Dickey finishes the free style swimming heat in the lead of the Women’s Division of the 8th Army Individual Triathlon July 18 held on USAGCasey. She continued to finish 1 with a combined time of 1:48:33. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
Marianne Campano finishes the bike heat before starting the 5 kilometer run to finish 2 in the Women’s Division of the 8th Army Individual Triathlon held on USAG-Casey July 18. Campano arrived with a total time of 1:52:08. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
Patrick Walsh arrived 2 with a time of 1:08:46. Walsh used a strategy of wariming up properly before competing in the 3 heats of the competition. Walsh competed in the Men’s Senior Division. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
JULY 24, 2009
Speech contest strengthens Korea, US Communications
By Cpl. Choi Keun-woo USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Had the speakers at the 11th Annual Korean and English Speech Contest stood out of sight while giving their speeches at the Balboni Theater July 16, one might have mistakenly thought the English speeches were being delivered by U.S. Soldiers and the Korean speeches by Korean students. In fact, the speech contest featured eight Korean primary school students who delivered their speech in English and seven U.S. Soldiers who delivered their speeches in outstanding Korean, according to the Korean language judges. The contestants had to go through rigorous regional qualification rounds in order to earn their right to stand on stage at the theater. Colonel Yoon Won-hee, Republic of Korea Army Support Group commander, delivered the opening speech. “This is a very unique and special opportunity to strengthen the alliance between the two nations,” said Yoon. “Communication is the key to any cohesive relationship and by holding this sort of event we are fostering an environment where cultural exchange and learning each other’s language is actively encouraged.” Many of the speeches echoed Yoon’s point by focusing on exchanging cultural knowledge. L e e Ye - j i n , a s i x t h g r a d e r f ro m Jo o n a n g Elementary School located near Camp Carroll, won the grand prize for the English speech category. Her speech was titled, ‘Unforgettable Memories with American Soldiers.’ “I prepared my speech for about a month,” said Lee. She finished first in the June regional qualification rounds. “Studying with U.S. Soldiers and Korean Soldiers was a very special experience. I’ve learned a lot of new expressions. If I get the chance to compete again, I would like to come back next year.” The U.S. Soldiers also displayed enthusiasm for their Korean language speeches. Private First Class Brian Burns from 1-38 Field Artillery received the gold prize for his speech on his experience in Korea. He has only been in Korea for about two months. “I was very nervous going on stage,” said Burns. “I’ve performed music in front of 3,000 people before -that’s easy. But speaking Korean in front of eight hundred people was a whole other world. I think getting over the nervousness was the hardest part.”
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Seoul American High School to get stadium lighting
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The Seoul American High School sports field shows signs of minor construction after lighting mast holes are drilled July 8. With the addition of stadium lighting, athletes will no longer be restricted to playing during daylight or work hours, said garrison sports officials. — U.S. Army photo by Debbie Hong
By Dan Thompson USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Evening high school sports action under the glow of stadium lights is a tradition in many American towns, and soon Yongsan Garrison will be no different. Since late June, the sports field at Seoul American High School has been buzzing with construction crews installing wiring, foundations, and light masts in time for the 20092010 school year. The new lighting is expected to energize the youth sports program once it is completed around Aug. 31, said USAGYongsan Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports Director Bennie Jackson. “The upgrade of the field will allow the SAHS and the Yongsan community to conduct several sports and fitness programs late in the evening that normally are conducted during daylight hours,” he said. Soccer, football, and cheerleading will especially benefit from the upgrade. While the lighting will provide more flexible play hours,
Jackson expects additional benefits as well. “Being able to conduct these activities will enhance the morale of users and it should increase participation, to include spectators.” Spectators may be pleased to learn that SAHS plans to launch tackle football with the introduction of the upgraded lighting, according to Jackson. “Seoul American High School being able to play tackle football in Seoul for the first time ever is another benefit.” Seoul American High School will coordinate school usage through its athletic director, while all other organizations wishing to utilize the field must coordinate with the USAG-Yongsan Sports Office by calling 7388608. Making sure the garrison’s investment lasts for years to some, Jackson said he “hopes that everyone in this community takes pride in helping us maintain this field so that others who follow us will be just as proud as we are now to have it.” The new lighting is just one more community improvement, USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall said. “We are continuously improving quality of life for the USAG-Yongsan community.”
Cool idea helps community travel agency
By Dan Thompson USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Have you ever wondered what happens to Interactive Customer Evaluation comments once they are submitted? In a new “Ice in action” regular feature in both the Morning Calm and garrison website, ICE administrator Lia Abney will highlight a real ICE comment submission and what was done to address it. A recent comment anonymously submitted to ICE concerned the “positioning of countertops which interferes with eye contact” at the U.S. Airline Alliance travel center at the Dragon Hill Lodge. According to the customer comment, the counter tops made it difficult for the travel
agent and client to see each other when seated. “A countertop on each of the desks restrained them from keeping eye contact with our agents,” said U.S. Airline Alliance manager Chris Lee. “Because messing with the countertop units would be a much harder job, we simply bought six new sofa-looking chairs that are taller than the old ones.” The customer-driven improvement now allows clients and travel agents to communicate better and is an example of how ICE feedback can affect change in the garrison. Lee says that ICE feedback has improved services and led to more training and customer focus. “We have no doubt that our last customer service training session has elevated our employees’ morale and customer service attitude.”
Abney said this is just one small example of ICE creating change in the garrison. “Changes are being made constantly because of ICE feedback, but customers may not realize the changes they see are a direct result of that feedback.”
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News & Notes
Clinic Closures Yongsan, CRC, Camp Humphreys, Camp Walker, Camp Carroll Occupational Health Clinics throughout the peninsula will be closed on July 27-28 due to a staff meeting. For information, call 736-7565. Dan Clark Talks to the Troops Motivational speaker Dan Clark will talk to the troops 2-4 p.m. July 30 at Balboni Theater. Come listen to Dan Clark, “one of the top 10 speakers in the world.” The event is open exclusively to Servicemembers. Visit http:// www.danclarkspeak.com. For information, call 723-3207. Free or Reduced School Lunch Please apply for free or reduced lunch for the coming school year at the Community Services Building, Bldg. S4106, Rm. 113. Applications must be submitted every new school year. For information, call 738-4655. AFTB Level III The USAG-Yongsan Child Development Center offers free parent training: “Who’s Watching the Children? Child Abuse Prevention at it’s Best” 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. July 15 at the Yongsan CDC. For information, call 738-3406. RecTrac Customer Tracking System Rectrac registration will be required for all persons requesting entry into the Collier Field House. Military ID cards are required for initial registration purposes. Along with RecTrac implementation, the facility’s main front entrance is the only one authorized entrance as of July 6. For information, call 738-8608. Auto and Cycle Show The 5th Annual Yongsan Auto and Cycle show is scheduled for 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Yongsan Commissary Parking Lot. There are cash prizes and trophies. Korean professional racing models will be in the photo zone and there will be a rock band performance. For information, call 738-5042/5419. Usag-Yongsan Organization Day USAG-Yongsan Organization Day will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 24 at Lombardo Field. There will be games, entertainment, food, and fun. The festivities is open to all USAG-Yongsan community members. For information, call 738-7292. Reopening of Chosun Gift Shop American Forces Spouses Club Chosun Gift Shop will reopen 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 1 at building 4223. The gift shop is the place to shop for treasures carefully selected from all over Asia. It’s as close as you can get to obtaining items from many different Asian countries without going there yourself. Normal hours of operation are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wed.-Sat. For information, call 738-5058. Physician Needed The 65th Medical Brigade Preventive Medicine Department is seeking a part-time contract physician. Qualified physician must be a U.S. or Korean citizen familiar with Korean culture and possess a secret clearance. Submit resume to [email protected]
us.army.mil or fax 808-433-7010 before July 31. Lunch Special Commiskey’s Family Restaurant offers an Oriental Lunch Buffet weekdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For information, call 736-3971. For a complete list of community information news and notes, visit the USAG-Yongsan official web site at http://yongsan.korea.army.mil
Korean Service Corps keeps neighbors dry
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Twenty-eighth Korean Service Corps Company members Kim Il-kon (left), Kim Hyo-chin (center), and An Song-hun carry wood planks to reinforce rooftops in an underprivileged Inchon neighborhood July 4. Members of the 28th KSC were happy to help their Camp Market neighbors, said An. “Many homes are very old and leaking,” he said. “The company raised money to buy everything needed to fix the roofs.” With the start of monsoon season bringing heavy rainfall to Area II after the Independence Day weekend, the 28th KSC’s timely assistance certainly prevented the Inchon benefactors from suffering water damage, An said. One elderly woman showed her appreciation by serving up chilled yoghurt and milk to the volunteers working in the sweltering heat, he said. The 28th KSC plans to further assist in Inchon by repapering and painting rooms in underprivileged homes in August. The help is part of the KSC Battalion’s peninsula-wide Good Neighbor program, said Facility Management Officer Vincent Bailey. Of the 28th KSC’s effort, he said “this is truly what good neighbors do.” — Courtesy photo
Counselors: Brain development plays role in teen behavior
By Sgt. Lee Min-hwi USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Recent studies indicate that the adolescent years are a time of major brain development a n d re o r g a n i z a t i o n , w h i c h p r ov i d e opportunities for maturity as well as vulne r a bil it y t o m a kin g c a rel ess mistakes. According to The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, unused brain cells and neural connections undergo a vigorous pruning at the beginning of adolescence, which then sets the stage for a strengthening and maturing process. In 2008, US News and World Report journalist Nancy Shute explained that during this developmental ‘pruning’ process, the “prefrontal cortex, responsible for judgment and impulse control, matures last. Indeed, the prefrontal cortex isn’t done until the early 20’s-and sometimes even later in men.” “Parents are often shocked at their teen’s lack of forethought and impulsive behaviors,” explained Geri Fortner, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Service counselor. “Blaming hormones doesn’t excuse inappropriate behavior, but it can be part of the risk-taking that goes along with normal teen brain development.” ASACS Counselor Maninder Sharma
Yongsan teens share a moment together during the garrison’s Independence Day celebration July 4. While influences such as peer pressure may change teen behavior, understanding biological changes may help parents deal with teenage development as well, says U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Service experts. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Choi Keun-woo
offered parenting tips that can promote healthy development while respecting the teen’s interest in risk-taking behaviors. n Help your teen take healthy risks. Their brains are not wired yet to fully acknowledge the consequences of their actions. Encourage them to try new activities that are safe and healthy. n Encourage your teen to make a difference. Help them practice planning and thinking ahead for what they love to do, both of which make their forebrain stronger. nPick your battles as a parent. Learn how to focus on your reactions to your teen’s behavior. Some of their actions may be part of their normal development. nThere is a good chance your teen may be sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation
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July 24, 2009
Yongsan goes wild for volunteers
By Dan Thompson USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Palm trees, monkeys, and chirping tropical birds - yes, there was something wild about U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan’s Volunteer of the Quarter Recognition Ceremony at Army Community Service on July 16. It was all part of the garrison’s ‘Wild about volunteers’ ceremony to thank more than 30 community members who dedicated their time to improve the garrison. Although the palm trees and monkeys were artificial, there was no mistaking the genuine appreciation the garrison has had for its volunteers. “We love our volunteers,” said USAG-Yongsan Commander Col.
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Volunteers of the Quarter
Whan Ahn Kristina Bean Jisoo Beck Spc. Sidney Beck Grace Butac Christopher Carter Sue Clark Christina Czelusniak Cynthia Dorcy Miranda S. Escribano John Han Hong Sook-hee Hyun Shun-yub Dianne Joyner Kim So Andrew Lamb Nancy Lund Richard Mascolo Aimee Miller Rhonda Motley Claudia Murphy Nam Eun-joo Sarah Pagano Melissa Velasquez Zachary Rodriguez Sgt. Ho Sup-shin Cpl. Gi Suk-park Cpl. Seung Yoon-lee Cpl. Joon Won-lee Cpl. Jae Heon-kim Cpl. Joon Sun-choi Cpl. Sae Il-kim Cpl. Tae Seung-shin Cpl. Goong Tak-nam Cpl. Hyun Jin-chun Cpl. Hyn Woo-jo Pfc. Joon Kim Pfc. Roh Bin-im Pfc. Jae Ho-jo Pfc. Jae Hong-lee
More than 30 volunteers gather at USAG-Yongsan’s Volunteer of the Quarter Recognition Ceremony at Army Community Service July 16. The ’Wild about volunteers’ event included awards presentations, a violinist, and lunch buffet. — U.S. Army photo by Dan Thompson
Navy Lieutenant Richard Mascolo of Special Operations Command Korea earned the adult volunteer of the quarter award for donating numerous hours to the community, highlighting the joint service nature of the garrison. His main efforts included coordinating SOCKOR’s Good Neighbor orphanage support program and founding the Seoul American High School Quarterback Club to generate support for the high school football team. More than ten Korean Soldiers were awarded for their service, which ranged from conducting yoga classes to introducing Korean children to American culture. “I really want to thank Col. Yun Won-hui, the ROK Support Group Commander, for making it possible to integrate KATUSA Soldiers into the volunteer program,” Hall said. “This is really going to take us to new levels.” One example of the new partnership is in martial arts,
Dave Hall at his grass-thatched podium under the shade of a palm tree. “We could not do what we do on this garrison were it not for you.” And they do a lot. According to Army Volunteer Corps Program Manager Regenia Grubbs, volunteers logged more than 1900 labor hours just this quarter. Guest speaker and USAG-Yongsan Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Rusch said volunteers have grown more valuable than ever under tour normalization. “You are the heart and soul of the community, which makes us the heart and soul of the peninsula,” he said. “What you do everyday lets us provide vital services to the great families assigned here in Korea.” Youth volunteer of the quarter was awarded to Girl Scout Kristina Bean for donating more than 60 hours to community service projects and the Yongsan Veterinary Clinic despite her school obligations.
said Pfc. Robin Im. He was recognized for volunteering to instruct Taekwondo. “As a black belt, I instruct around 40 Korean and American Soldiers and enjoy it a lot.” With a little encouragement from his sergeant major, Im stepped up to volunteer. “He got me interested in it, and now I encourage others to find something to volunteer in,” Im said. “I have fun showing Americans this part of Korean culture.” Youth volunteer Zachary Rodriguez commanded the lion’s share of the attention at the end of the ceremony playing a piece on the violin for the audience, who then gave wild round of applause punctuated by primate-like hoots before feasting on complimentary sandwiches and tropical fruits.
Priority Placement Program now available for Family Member job seekers
By Sgt. Lee Min-hwi USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Military Spouses and Family Members may soon find it easier to get a Yongsan job thanks to the garrison’s participation in a pilot program to help military spouses gain government employment. Ken Stark, U.S. Army GarrisonYongsan Civilian Personnel Advisory Center director said help is on the way for military spouses looking for work. “Military spouses who are immediately appointable to a competitive service position in the continental United States exercise their preference through registration in the Priority Placement Program,” said Stark. “Until now, the program did not apply to overseas areas. However, we will soon be participating in a pilot program for registering our military spouses in the PPP.” Stark said this will make it easier for military Family Members to apply and receive their preference here in Korea. “Spouse preference applies when management wants to fill a position from a competitive list of applicants,” he said. A spouse preference eligible applicant
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has b e e n l i n k e d t o a l l k i n d s o f problems, such as academic failure, aggressiveness, increased caffeine or alcohol consumption. Help them out by setting a bedtime rule. Resting also helps. “Young teens are prone to read emotion into their interactions and miss content. Therefore, parents may have better luck communicating with middle schoolers if they avoid raising their voice and instead explain how they’re feeling,” Shute further explained. “In school classrooms, we work with teens on subjects like healthy decision-making, managing stress and anger, as well as risk-taking and substance abuse,” Fortner said. “These developmental changes in the brain play a huge part in the teen decision-making process which could affect them for life. Adult guidance can provide positive support for the teenage experiential process.” This is the last of the series of weekly parenting tips in the Morning Calm. However, if you would like more information from ASACS, please contact Clinical Supervisor Andrea Donoghue at 738-4579. For more information on teen brain development as well as good parenting tips, check out the Drug Free America website at http://www.drugfree.org/teenbrain.
“Spouse preference applies when management wants to fill a position from a competetive list of applicants.”
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who is ranked among the ‘best qualified’ on a competitive list receive preference over other competitive candidates for the position.” If management chooses to select from one of the alternative recruitment sources, however, spouse preference does not apply. If more than one spouse is determined to be best qualified among the candidates, management may select any one of them, he added. “We already do as much as we can to help spouses,” CPAC Staffing Chief Donna Cole said. “But the difference with PPP is that spouses enroll in PPP when they arrive at their new duty location instead of applying for specific positions through the Civilian Personnel On-line.” “This is a significant promise in t h e A r m y Fa m i l y C ove n a n t ,” s a i d USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall. “We are expanding education and employment opportunities for Family Members. We take that promise seriously.” Hall said the garrison is aggressively pursuing Family Member employment issues. Army Community Service held the first Family Employment Seminar June 10 to teach military spouses how to interview, how to dress, how to write a resume and answer employment related questions. Fo r i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t s p o u s e employment, visit the garrison Web site at http://yongsan.korea.army.mil.
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Family Member Employment
this starts with setting the conditions for successful Family Member employment. There are many new initiatives designed to assist Family Members arriving for a tour of duty in Korea with their sponsor. A new employment assistance program assists Family Members, who are available for immediate employment, with employment opportunities upon arrival at USAGYongsan with their sponsors. Family members should visit the USAGYongsan CPAC and bring an updated resume and copy of their Standard Form 50. The CPAC staff will brief the FM on the program and enter his or her resume into system for consideration for a noncompetitive appointment to a position for which they are qualified for. This is just another example of our commitment to the Army Family Covenant. I highly encourage you to contact our CPAC Director Ken Stark at 738-3655, or send him an e-mail at [email protected]
to find out more information about Family Member employment opportunities at USAG-Yongsan. We are working toward making Korea an assignment of choice through tour normalization initiatives, not just here, but at all our installations in Korea. We are serious about the Army Family Covenant. We are committed to building a partnership with Army Families that enhances their strength and resilience.
he garrison is working to make it easier for our military and civilian Family Members to get jobs, and we’re seeing progress. Each week, we review the number of new hires and measure our success accordingly. I’m enthusiastic about our progress. Monthly, our Civilian Personnel Advisory Center offers Resumix and Answer workshops designed to offer insights into the government hiring process. The CPAC is partnering with Family Readiness Group representatives and the U.S. Army GarrisonYongsan Army Community Services to present these workshops where they’re needed most. In June, the USAG-Yongsan ACS conducted a Family Employment Seminar to teach military and civilian spouses how to interview, how to dress, how to write a resume and answer employment related questions. Additional classes and seminars are coming soon. We are aggressively going after these opportunities. It is a core principle in the Army Family Covenant, and it is the right thing to do. The Army recognizes that the strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their Families Whether it is creating e-mail distribution lists for vacancy announcements, or hosting a job fair, USAG-Yongsan is committed to providing our Families a strong, supportive environment where they can thrive. I believe
Burns is a fan of a popular Korean group, Girls’ Generation. He even sang parts of their hit songs on stage. “Next year, I might attempt to bring my guitar and play their songs.” After nearly four hours, the contest ended. A panel of judges, who admitted that they were “pleasantly surprised by the ver y high level of language skills” submitted their scores and the contestants were awarded accordingly. The 12th Annual Korean and English Speech Contest will be held in 2010 in Yongsan.
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Gold Prize Kim Min-jae, Sosabul Elementary, 6th grade Shim So-yeon, Sosabul Elementary, 3rd grade Silver Prize Yoo, Seung-min, Wonhyo Elementary, 5th grade Lee, Chang-woo, Joonang Elementary, 3rd grade Bronze Prize Lee, Joo-hui, Jihaeng Elementary, 6th grade Kim, Hyo-young, Itaewon Elementary, 3rd grade Korean Speeches Grand Prize Sgt. Andrew Noonoo, 527 MI BDE Gold Prize Pfc. Brian Burns, 1-38 FA Spc. Michael Phares, 527 MI BDE Silver Prize Sgt. 1st Class James Jacobs, 2-2 AVN Cpt. Michael Barnett, 41 Sig. BDE Bronze Prize Sgt. Jeanette Craig, 168 MDE BDE Staff Sgt. Bryan Waddell, KTA
English speeches Grand Prize Lee Ye-jin, Joonang Elementary, 6th grade
JULY 24, 2009
Asia watches longest solar eclipse of the century
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The ‘not again for 300 years’ total solar eclipse as seen Wednesday from USAG Humphreys. The photo on the left was shot using the cloud cover as a filter at 11 a.m. and the photo on the right at 11:15 during the longest total solar eclipse of this century. While we were not in position to see the “totality” here, Asia did have the best vantage points. The eclipse was first visible in India and moved east through Nepal, Burma, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Japan and the Pacific. Where the total eclipse could be seen darkness lasted for up to 6 minutes and 39 seconds. — U.S. Army photos by Ken Hall and Bob McElroy.
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Officials ready MWR Survey
By Samantha L. Quigley American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON – Defense Department officials are preparing to launch the first military wide survey to assess morale, welfare and recreation programs. “We’ve established standards for all the services,” said Arthur Myers, principal director for the deputy undersecretary of defense for military community and family policy. “Now we want to get feedback from the [service members] on how we’re doing with our programs.” Myers’ office is conducting the survey with the help of CFI Group, an international customersatisfaction consulting firm with headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich. It will be e-mailed July 27 to about 600,000 randomly selected service members and will appear as being from CFI Group “on behalf of DoD.” “So, remember, when you get that, it’s not spam,” Myers said. Some 120,000 active duty service members in each service will receive an invitation to participate, and another 120,000 surveys will be spread across the 26 joint-base installations.
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Though the survey will collect data on participants’ service branches and, if they choose to provide it, their ethnicity, the responses will be completely anonymous, Myers emphasized. It’s also important, he added, that those selected participate in the survey to ensure the best level of accuracy in the results. Though the survey will be sent only to active-duty service members, Myers encouraged those selected to take their families’ opinions into consideration when responding. As more data is gained, future surveys will be open to the reserve components, he added. Those receiving surveys will have about three weeks to participate. When the responses are collected and analyzed, the findings will be published on the Defense Department Web site, as well as on Military Community and Family Policy’s Military OneSource and Military Homefront sites. “This survey will actually tell us what [service members’] needs are so we can meet those needs,” Myers said. “We really believe our programs are a key thing in keeping our military ready and [in helping to retain them].”
President writes SAES back
By Annette Palomares Seoul American Elementary School YONGSAN GARRISON — Rhoda Cody, a second-grade teacher at the Seoul American Elementary School, was pleasantly surprised to see a letter from The White House in her mail box at the teacher’s lounge. Cody nervously opened the envelope. In it was what she and her students had hoped for during the past few months. In January 2009 each student in the class wrote a letter welcoming the new president to the White House. The letters were mailed
As Cody showed the autographed photo of the president and read the note that accompanied it, she thought, “The power of the pen…it is amazing! Who knows who my class might write to next year?”— Courtesy photo
in one large envelope and addressed to President Barrack Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Cody was teaching good letter-writing techniques to her students. “I thought that writing a personal letter to our new president is a great activity that will provide the students a real reason to write and an opportunity to practice what they’ve just learned,” said Cody. “After learning the fundamentals of writing a friendly letter, my students just ran with it,” added Cody. The students discovered they had a lot to write and share with the President of the United States.
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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
BATTLE FOR TERRA (PG) 3:00 p.m. TERMINATOR (PG-13) 6:30 p.m. I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER (PG-13) 8:30 p.m. STAR TREK (PG-13) 7 p.m.
DRAG ME TO HELL (PG-13) 6:30 P.M. I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER (PG-13) 8:30 p.m. ICE AGE (PG) 1 p.m. ICE AGE (PG) 7 p.m. BATTLE FOR TERRA (PG-13) 3:30 p.m. I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER (PG-13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. TERMINATOR (PG-13) 7 p.m.
DANCE FLICK (PG-13) 6:30 p.m. STAR TREK (PG-13) 8:30 p.m. ICE AGE (G) 3 p.m. X MEN ORIGINS (PG-13) 7 p.m. BATTLE FOR TERRA (PG-13) 3:30 p.m. I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER (PG-13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER (PG-13) 7 p.m.
I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER (PG-13) 7:30 p.m.
TERMINATOR (PG-13) 7:30 p.m.
DRAG ME TO HELL (PG-13) 7 p.m.
I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER (PG) 6:30 / 9:00 p.m.
TERMINATOR (PG-13) 6:30 / 9:00 p.m.
TERMINATOR (PG-13) 6:30 / 9:00 p.m.
DRAG ME TO HELL (PG-13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
DRAG ME TO HELL (PG-13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
ANGELS & DEMONS (PG-13) 7 p.m.
BATTLE FOR TERRA (PG-13) 7 p.m.
DANCE FLICK (PG-13) 7 p.m.
ANGELS & DEMONS (PG-13) 6 / 9:00 p.m.
TRANSFORMERS (PG-13) 1 / 8:00 p.m. ANGELS & DEMONS (PG-13) 5 p.m. HARRY POTTER (PG-13) 1 / 4 / 8:00 p.m.
TERMINATOR (PG-13) 6 p.m. DRAG ME TO HELL (PG-13) 8:30 p.m.
TERMINATOR (PG-13) 6 p.m.
HARRY POTTER (PG-13) 6 / 9:00 p.m.
HARRY POTTER (PG-13) 1 / 4 / 8:00 p.m.
HARRY POTTER (PG-13) 6:30 p.m.
DRAGONBALL (PG) 1 p.m. TRANSFORMERS (PG-13) 6:30 p.m.
TRANSFORMERS (PG-13) 6:30 p.m.
TRANSFORMERS (PG-13) 6:30 p.m.
DRAG ME TO HELL (PG-13) 7 p.m. X MEN (PG-13) 9 p.m. STAR TREK (PG-13) 7 p.m. ANGELS AND DEMONS (PG-13) 9:00 p.m.
TERMINATOR SALVATION (PG-13) 7 p.m.
DANCE FLICK (PG-13) 7 p.m.
CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE (R) 7 p.m.
STAR TREK (PG-13) 7 p.m.
I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER (PG-13) 7 p.m.
X-MEN ORIGINS (PG-13) 5:00 p.m. DRAG ME TO HELL (PG-13) 9 p.m.
TERMINATOR SALVATION (PG-13) 7 p.m.
X-MEN ORIGINS (PG-13) 7 p.m.
HARRY POTTER (PG) 7 / 9 p.m. DANCE FLICK (PG-13) 7 p.m. X-MEN ORIGINS (PG-13) 3:30 / 6 p.m. MARLEY & ME (PG) 3:30 / 6 p.m.
STAR TREK (PG-13) 7 p.m. DANCE FLICK (PG-13) 7 p.m. X-MEN ORIGINS (PG-13) 3:30 / 6 p.m. THE PINK PANTHER 2 (PG) 3:30 / 6 p.m.
HARRY POTTER (PG) 5:00 / 8:30 p.m.
HARRY POTTER (PG) 1 / 4:30 / 8:00 p.m.
HARRY POTTER (PG) 1 / 4:30 / 8:00 p.m. BEDTIME STORIES (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m.
DRAG ME TO HELL (PG-13) 7 p.m. STAR TREK (PG-13) 3:30 / 6 p.m. BEDTIME STORIES (PG) 3:30 / 6 p.m.
DRAG ME TO HELL (PG-13) 7 p.m. STAR TREK (PG-13) 3:30 / 6 p.m. HOTEL FOR DOGS (G) 3:30 / 6 p.m.
U.S. ID card holders enjoy free movies courtesy of Army MWR at U.S. Army installations in Korea.
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Area II Worship Schedule
1000 1000 1030 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 Stone Chapel Stanley Chapel West Casey Chapel Warrior Chapel Crusader Chapel Hovey Chapel Memorial Chapel, Casey Casey Memorial Chapel Camp Stanley Chapel Stanley Chapel 1230 1930 1300 1900 1840 1800 1830 1830 1830 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 Collective Sunday Sunday Sunday 0930 1030 1100 0800 0930 1100 1230 1430 0910 1330 1830 0930 0510 1000 Brian Allgood Hospital K-16 Chapel Hannam Village Chapel Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Chapel Hannam Village Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Brian Allgood Hospital South Post Chapel Memorial Chapel Collective Sunday Gospel Contemporary KATUSA Tuesday Korean Wednesday
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Area I Worship Schedule
Collective Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Gospel Sunday
Area III Worship Schedule
1100 1100 1300 1700 1900 1930 Liberty Chapel Suwon Air Base Chapel Liberty Chapel Liberty Chapel Liberty Chapel Liberty Chapel
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
Liturgical Sunday Contemporary Sunday Traditional Sunday Gospel Sunday Mision Pentecostal Hispana Sunday Korean Sunday United Pentecostal Sunday KATUSA Tuesday
COGIC Sunday KATUSA Sunday Sunday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Thursday
Mass Daily Sunday 1145 0900 0900 1830 Annex 2 Chapel Liberty Chapel Suwon Air Base Chapel Annex 2 Chapel
Mass Sunday 0900 1130 1700 Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker
Seventh-Day Adventist Saturday Early Morning Service (Korean) Mon-Sat Episcopal Sunday
Every 2nd Friday
For information, contact Corey Ringer at [email protected]
, or call 753-3909
Jewish Worship Service
Every Friday at 1900 - Camp Walker Chapel, Classroom #1
Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday 1130 0900 1215 0930 Camp Stanley Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel West Casey Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel
Catholic Mass Saturday Sunday Sunday Mon/Fri Tues/Wed 1st Sat. 1700 0800 1130 1205 1205 0900 1900 Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Brian Allgood Hospital Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel
The Command Chaplain’s Office is here to perform, provide, or coordinate total religious support to the United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and authorized civilians across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to war. Visit the U.S. Forces Korea Religious Support site at: 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.) Terry E. Jarvis: [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 (Capt.) Anthony Flores: [email protected]
, 753-7042 USAG-Red Cloud/Casey 2ID Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jonathan Gibbs: [email protected]
, 732-7998 Red Cloud Chaplain (Lt. Col) David Acuff: [email protected]
, 732-6169 USAG-Daegu Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Kwon Pyo: [email protected]
, 764-5455 Chaplain (Capt.) Billy Graham: [email protected]
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The Seoul Zoo, located at the Seoul Grand Park, offers sights of the animal kingdom. For more photos, visit http://flickr.com/usag-yongsan. — U.S. Army photos by David McNally
Explore the animal kingdom
by David McNally USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs SEOUL — When looking for something to do, many people consider the zoo at the Seoul Grand Park. The park offers visitors a glimpe of animal life with performances, interactive sessions and information displays. In fact, the national zoo has more than 3,200 animals from 358 species. Besides the zoo, the park
offers a botanical garden, insect pavilion and a children’s zoo. The Museum of Contemporary Art is also located nearby. There is a 3,000 Korean won entrance fee for adults. Children’s tickets cost between 1,000 and 2,000 won. Inside, visitors will find restaurants, snack stands, a first aid station and baby stroller rentals. The park is open daily from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. The seal and dolphin show is a popular venue year-round, but
the park charges a small additional entrance fee. Seoul Grand Park is located in the Gwacheon of Seoul and has its own stop on the Blue Line, Line No. 4 on the Seoul Metropolitan Subway. Go to exit No. 2 and follow the signs to the park’s entrance. For information online, including recommended courses, visit http://grandpark.seoul.go.kr and click on the English link.
With more than 3,200 animals, the zoo has something to satisfy every visitor.
Visitors may walk from the Gwacheon subway stop and take a chairlift ride to the entrance of the Seoul Zoo. During the summer, the park is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
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Fitness Training: The Importance of Dynamic Movements
Commentary by Randy Behr USAG-RC Director of Sports, Fitness and Aquatics RED CLOUD GARRISON — Fitness continues to be of major importance to the armed service members and has received increased attention in recent years. Beyond emphasizing accountability for fitness standards, the Army is committed to hiring civilian fitness professional to write exercise curriculums for there programs. Change and progression is inevitable and the Army has shown this. The fitness world within the Army has also changed. The Army has made a commitment toward a comprehensive fitness program to improve the readiness of the soldier. Since soldiers spend much of their time in combat it is crucial that they stay in ‘fighting’ shape so to speak. Not only has the Army changed, but so has fitness. One of these changes is the shift from static stretching to dynamic movements. In the past, static stretching had been used prior to most workouts. This has changed as most people have stopped performing static stretching as part of a preworkout. Understand this. I am not saying static stretching is ‘bad’, but there is a time and place for it. The time and place is at the end of a workout or on recovery days. Most people in the sports and fitness field feel agree that static stretching should not be used prior to working out or performing athletic events as it hasn’t proven to increase performance nor proven to decrease athletic injuries, much to most people’s disbelief. We must still warm-up, but warming up and stretching are two different things. Warming up prepares the body both physically and neurologically. Dynamic movements increase blood flow, increase core temperature, mimic everyday movements, increase athletic performance, increase recovery, recruit fast-twitch muscle fibers and stimulate your central nervous system, to name a few. Dynamic movements, for lack of a scientific definition, are activities that involve multiple muscles/joints and incorporate everyday activities. It is also sometimes called ‘functional training’ The premise of the training is to train movements, not muscles. In fact, these movements have shown to improve fitness performance by up to 30 percent. Specific dynamic movements include soldier marches, A-Skips, B-Skips, ‘froggies’ and the scorpion, to name a few. By not performing dynamic movements, your program isn’t properly warming up your body to prepare for exercise, which ultimately increases the chance of injury. Personally, I have used forms of dynamic movements for approximately 20 years and have completely focused on dynamic movements the last few years. As a result I have better workouts and my flexibility has increased substantially. In addition, my recovery time has been much quicker as well. With today’s demanding schedules Soldier’s face, we must have more effective exercise programs that allow personnel the most efficient workout, preserves safety and provides a quick recovery period. Various research has also shown that static stretching increases the chances of dislocating joints because it creates an overstretched feeling in the muscle, which allows the muscle to become too relaxed and produces too large of a range of motion. It also typically causes fatigue and lethargic physical activity. This change has also been endorsed by other credible sources, such as the National Strength and Conditioning Organization as well as most strength and conditioning coaches in the field of sports medicine. We must focus on dynamic movements if we want to prepare our Soldiers for every situation that he/she may encounter. It’s time to take our Soldier’s to a new level as they deserve the best technologies, fitness equipment and training techniques. And by the looks of it dynamic movements are gaining ground.
2nd CAB readies for another summer typhoon season
HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Soldiers from 2nd Battalion (Assault), 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade fold the blades of a Blackhawk helicopter as part of a severe weather alert rehearsal conducted July 2 on K-16 Air Base. The rehearsal prepared Soldiers, aircraft, equipment, vehicles and the base for a typhoon strike. Soldiers also conducted flood area reconnaissance during the rehearsal. The rehearsal enhanced the battalion’s preparation for severe weather and validated tactics, techniques and procedures employed by its Soldiers. Download this photo and find more online at www.flickr.com/usaghumphreys. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mark Whitford
JULY 24, 2009
4-2 pilots, KSC trainers dive into the dunker tank
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By Jon “Sharkey” Pearlman EUSA Water Survival Training Center H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N — Imagine you are aboard an Apache Longbow aircraft as it lifts off from Kunsan Air Base and heads out over the coast on an over-water exercise. While in flight, you experience mechanical problems and are forced to set down in the water. The helicopter quickly rolls over and starts to sink into the cold-dark water. The two pilots have only seconds to escape the aircraft. They quickly take a breath from their air bottles, open the cockpit and swim to the surface with little time to spare. This is an all too realistic possibility for the pilots of 4th Battalion 2nd Aviation (Attack), the only attack reconnaissance battalion on the peninsula. During the past week the battalion conducted a live Hellfire missile exercise about 20 miles off the West coast of Republic of Korea. Their targets were on the small island of Jik-Do. To prepare for the over-sea Hellfire exercise, ten Apache Pilots from 4-2 traveled with seven Eighth U.S. Army water survival instructors from USAG-Humphreys to the Republic of Korea Naval Water Survival Training Center, Pohang, also known as the Dunker. The Dunker is a state-of-the-art, realistic simulator that trains pilots to escape
Korean Service Corps instructors from Eighth U.S. Army water survival center at USAGHumphreys prepare to test the Dunker. — U.S. Army photo courtesy Jon “Sharkey” Pearlman from an aircraft by turning them upside beginning with instruction on how to use down in the water. the Helicopter Emergency Egress Device Water survival instructors included System bottles and turning upside down on Korean Service Corps employees with prior the wall of the pool while breathing from the experience as ROK Navy SEALs, Marine HEEDS bottle. Force Reconnaissance and Special Forces Next, crews were strapped into the who provided excellent Dunker training. Shallow Water Egress Trainer chair and again Before they trained in the Dunker, air turn upside down under the water. crews received three hours of training, The final portion of the training was in
the Dunker, when the pilots went through different scenarios where they had to escape after they rotated upside down underwater. Each training scenario is progressively more difficult--first without air and then using the HEEDs bottles. Maj. Scott Kruse, a pilot with 4-2 said he fully expected the training to be tough and realistic. “The Water Survival Training Center greatly assists our Apache Aviators with being prepared to egress an aircraft if an emergency landing in water occurs,” said Kruse. “The Modular Egress Training System provides the necessary simulation of being in an aircraft that enters the water, rolls over and submerges rapidly. The HEED system provides additional training that increases our aviator’s survival should egress from the aircraft take longer due to a blocked exit.” This is the first time Americans have completed Dunker training at the ROK Naval Dunker and exemplifies the continuing cooperation of the ROK and U.S. Alliance. EUSA WSTC dunker instructor Kwak, Tong-hyon said the combined U.S. and ROK effort was excellent because it allowed all participants to exchange information about water survival training. “This continues to make our bonds tighter,” he said.
‘Some of the best leaders you know won’t be sitting down watching people work’
By Ken Hall USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs HUMPHREYS GARRISON — You never know what you’ll see when you turn on the Discovery Channel—or where it will lead you. Nine years ago, Staff Sgt. David Stone, a member of 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Okinawa, Japan was kicking back, watching a Discovery Channel documentary about American Special Forces. Not long after that, he was at an Army recruiting station signing on the bottom line. “I had just graduated high school and wanted to do something more than sit down and do class work in college,” said Stone, who spent the first two years of his Army career training to be among the best war fighters in the world. Stone said his biggest challenge to reach the rank of noncommissioned officer was being patient while completing the timein-rank requirements. “There really isn’t any issues reaching the NCO ranks as long as you are doing the right thing and doing what you’re supposed to be doing” he said. “Once you’ve made sergeant, mentoring Soldiers and getting them to want to listen to you and wanting you to be their leader is the hardest part of being a leader.” Stone said NCOs must earn and maintain the respect of their Soldiers and motive them to want to be around their NCOs. “When you’re serving with a peer and you promote ahead of that peer, you’ll have more responsibility than before and it’s hard taking responsibility is the most effective. “NCOs can’t just tell someone to do something, they must be willing to do it themselves,” he said. “I work with Soldiers who won’t sit around and just watch Soldiers work but they get involved with the task itself. Some of the best leaders you know – all the way up – won’t be sitting down watching people work. When there’s a job that needs to be done, they’ll do it, too. During his assignment to Japan, Stone has spent a good portion of his off-duty time exploring historical destinations and volunteered to be a part of the Special Forces demonstration jump at Humphreys Garrison July 4. “Once you’re stationed overseas it’s so easy to travel so, why go back home to the states when there’s so much to see and experience in places like Europe, Japan or South Korea,” he said. Stone plans to serve 20 years in the Special Forces and offered straight-forward advice for anyone who is considering joining the Army’s elite war fighters. “You need maturity, a lot of physical strength and dedication if you want to be in Special Forces,” he said. “It’s not an easy process getting through the training. During training, you’ll eventually be left out in the middle of nowhere and have to survive on your own.” Stone said of his experiences as a Soldier in Special Forces, one aspect stands out. “They’re many things we do that most people can’t do in civilian life like jump out of airplanes, scuba dive and fire weapons. I know that the best gratification I’ll get out of serving in Special Forces will be in having known the people I’ve worked with.”
Staff Sgt. David Stone, a member of 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Okinawa, Japan waits his turn to jump above Desiderio Army Airfield, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys June 25. Stone and about a dozen other U.S. and Republic of Korea Special Forces troops from 39th Special Forces Detachment performed a demonstration jump onto the airfield July 4 as part of Independence Day festivities here. — U.S. Army photo by Terri Donald at times to get your former peers to want to follow you,” he said. “You’re going to make mistakes – everyone makes mistakes in the beginning, and you’ll feel obligated to take all the responsibility in the beginning but you have to learn how to task and delegate responsibility to junior Soldiers and it’s hard to get them to carry out tasks at times.” Stone said of all the leadership skills,
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News & Notes
Occupational Health Clinic closure The Humphreys Garrison Occupational Clinic will be closed July 27 and 28 for a staff meeting. For more information, call 7538359/8120 Get Ready. . . . Customer Service Assessment survey is coming!!! It’s nearly time for the annual Customer Service Assessment survey to capture feedback on the services you receive here. Your voice can make a difference in changing the quality of life at Humphreys. The survey begins in late August and will close in mid-September. For information contact Sandra Peckins, Installation Customer Service Officer at 754-8060. New Ways to Get Your Workout! The Super Gym is opening more classes to entice your workout appetite. They are switching things up and adding variety so that you will never get bored with your workout routine. The following classes are now available: Sunrise Cardio, Mon., Wed. and Fri., 6 a.m.; Hip Hop Aerobics, Wed., 5 p.m.; Water Aerobics, Mon., Wed. and Fri., 11 a.m. and Tue., Thu., 6 a.m. Homeschooling Spouses Get Together The monthly Homeschooling Spouses Get Together will discuss the balancing act of juggling life and homeschooling at the same time. The event will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 10 at Family Housing Bldg. 510, Apt. 108. Contact Elisabeth Townley at [email protected]
or 010-31440352 for more information. Meet the Garrison Command Team Col. Joseph P. Moore and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason K. Kim will be at the Humphreys Main PX Lobby Monday, Aug. 3, eager to meet you and hear your comments and suggestions on how to make USAG-Humphreys the community you want to see and be involved with. Stop by, and share your thoughts and welcome our new Garrison Commander. This will be a monthly occurrence so watch for the next event. College Fair Child and Youth Services School Support Services is looking for alumni from the community to share information about their college for the upcoming USAG-Humphreys College Fair held at the CAC, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Oct. 17. Contact Joseph Jacks at 753-8274 or email [email protected]
Humphreys American School New student orientation will begin Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. in the HAS cafeteria. Meet and greet your teacher 2-3 p.m., Aug. 28. Humphreys Construction Update As Humphreys Garrison grows during the next several years construction projects will cause interruptions of electrical and water service as well as detours and delays on our roads. We ask your patience as we transform our post into the Installation of Choice on the Korean Peninsula. • Freedom Road water line replacement is continuing. Please watch for construction equipment in roadways and signal man directing traffic. We want to publish your stories and photos in The Morning Calm Weekly and on the USAGHumphreys Command Channel. Please send any information or products to Ken Hall at the USAGHumphreys Public Affairs Office at 754-8847 or [email protected]
Starting early is the first step in obtaining U.S. citizenship
By Lori Yerdon USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N — Kenneth Sherman of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security stopped in to the Community Activity Center here July 16 to explain immigrant Visa procedures for foreign-born Family Members and how to obtain U.S. citizenship. Sherman, the Officer-in-Charge attaché for the American Embassy in the Republic of Korea and Japan, also fielded questions from members of the audience in efforts to give them details on the citizenship process. Florence Wade, the spouse of a contractor working here in Korea attended the brief because she’s run into problems while trying to become a citizen. “I came here today because I filed a form and it’s been rejected four times for various reasons,” Wade said. “Mr. Sherman is very nice; he’s helped me and told me I can e-mail him and send in the necessary forms and he’ll let me know what I have to do in order to get the form filed.” Sherman said in the last few years a lot of immigration policy and law has been customized to military and military Families, giving them benefits that don’t exist to most other people. Of the process of becoming a U.S. citizen Sherman advised applicants to start early. “If you’re eligible to get citizenship, file the application and go to your military
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Florence Wade gets instructions on filing a U.S. citizenship form from Kenneth Sherman, Officerin-Charge attache for the American Embassy Republic of Korea and Japan at the U.S. citizenship brief hosted by Army Community Services here, July 16. — U.S. Army photo by Lori Yerdon
point of contact (for more information),” he said. “If you’re immigrating a spouse or children, do that early. File that first stage where you get the relationship petition – Form I-130 Petition for Alien relative – because that could stay good for up to one to two years.” Sherman added most of the delay in getting a spouse or children their immigrant Visas to enter the U.S. is in that first stage, where we try to establish the relationship and identity of the person. “The first thing someone should do once
they get married is file for an appointment,” he said. “File overseas if you can for your spouses and Families. If you file in the states, it can usually take about a year or year and a half for the complete process before they get a Visa. If you do it (file) overseas, it takes anywhere from two to four months. Look at the time someone could save – you nearly cut six months to a year off of your wait.” For more information on obtaining U.S. citizenship, contact Humphreys’ Army Community Service relocation office at 753-8804 or visit www.USCIS.gov.
Our Mt. Fuji adventure: on top of the world and feeling the burn
Travelogue By Joni Ramsey USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs MOUNT FUJI, Japan—Nearly two miles up. The sky is dark. I’m soaked to the bone from the pouring rain and my legs feel like they might give out at any moment. My partners are up ahead, but I can’t see them through the dense fog that surrounds me. This could be the worst night of my life. That was me very early in the morning on July 4. My husband and friends had decided that climbing Mount Fuji would be a great way to celebrate the independence of the U.S.A. and they wanted to climb at night to see the sun rise at 4:30 a.m. A great idea in theory, but I have a hard time climbing mountains during daylight. I fought the idea for months and lost. So there I was, struggling for my breath as I climbed higher and higher. There were many times I wanted to give up. We even took a short break in a bathroom and, given my state of exhaustion, I would have been happy to spend the night there. And let’s face it, that’s just gross. But, alas, we kept climbing. This story does have a happy ending: I made it to the top! Although—bummer— it was too foggy to see the sunrise. The moral of the story: If I can do it, anyone can! Japan is a great country, and if you can, you should definitely visit while you’re on this side of the globe. It’s clean, people are friendly and there is plenty to see and do. If you are interested in climbing Mount Fuji, here are some tips.
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(from left) Chief Warrant Officer Dustin Ramsey, Joni Ramsey, Liz Henderson, and 2nd Lt. Mike Henderson on top of Mount Fuji. — U.S. Army photo courtesy Joni Ramsey For a fairly-cheap two-hour flight, you huts along the trail are open. This just can fly into Haneda Airport in Tokyo. I happens to be monsoon season, so pack recommend staying at the Status of Forces good rain gear (keep in mind a poncho Agreement-regulated New Sanno Hotel won’t do the trick), and remember plastic where you can find nice rooms at low prices. bags for cameras. Japan is one of the most expensive tourist Be prepared to pay an arm and leg to use destinations in the world, so try to save facilities. It will cost you 100 yen (about one money where you can. You can take the dollar) to use the bathrooms, 800 yen for a city bus to the mountain. bowl of ramen, 1000 yen to sit (yes, sit) in Rising to 12,388 feet, Mount Fuji is the a hut for one hour and 60,000 yen to sleep. highest mountain in Japan. It is a dormant For about 50,000 yen you can purchase a volcano and has the geological features of hiking stick and have it branded at each such, including thick-black ash, loads of hut. All worth it for a once-in-a-lifetime brick-red pumice stones and large jagged experience, right? rocks. From station five, about half way up Research online to find the weather the mountain, it takes an average of six to forecast and which trail to the top fits your eight hours to reach the summit and another needs. My best advice: pack plenty of food four hours to come back down. and water, be prepared for rain and wear a The most popular time of the year to smile! It’s a long hike, but all worth it in climb is July 1 through August 27, when the end. Happy hiking!
JULY 24, 2009
6-52 ADA, ROKA 510 ADA establish partnership
By 2nd Lt. Paul Yoon 6-52nd ADA Battalion Public Affairs HUMPHREYS GARRISON — The Republic of Korea Army 510 Air Defense Artillery battalion and 6-52nd Air Defense Artillery battalion signed a new partnership agreement during a ceremony at Suwon Air Base July 8. When 6-52 arrived on the peninsula last month, the unit faced two significant missions. The first was to be prepared to fight tonight and the second was to establish, maintain and develop a strong and healthy ROK-U.S. alliance and become good neighbors. After a brief unit introduction by 6-52 commander Lt. Col. Robert Kelley, Lt. Col. Hwang, In-ryeol, commander of 510 and his staff toured the base and its facilities and visited 6-52’s Bravo Battery site. Hwang toured the Patriot weapon system and viewed a Patriot launcher. Kelley said in order for the ROK-U.S. militaries to move from being good friends to great friends both sides must provide a continuous effort to develop, enhance and strengthen the relationship. “I am extremely glad that we established our partnership and am very proud of the alliance that our nations hold, as well as
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our units,” he said. During the visit, members of 510 and 6-52 enjoyed a meal together. The most significant event of the day was when the two commanders signed the partnership agreement. The partnership agreement ensured an even stronger alliance between the two units and outlined plans to hold combined quarterly training events. About a month before the recent visits, Hwang invited Kelley and 6-52 Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Hockenberry to be guests on their base. ROK Army 510 troops prepared a unit brief, a tour of all of their equipment on base and exchanged gifts.
Air Defenders host ROK Air Force
1st Lt. Jose Lopez, 6-52 ADA Battalion received a coin from ROK Air Force 10th Fighter Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Kim Jung-sik during a tour of Bravo Battery at Suwon Air Base July 10. — U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Paul Yoon
On July 10, 6-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion invited Republic of Korea Air Force 10th Fighter Wing troops to Suwon Air Base to interact with 6-52 Soldiers and see Bravo Battery’s equipment. “By displaying, explaining and allowing members of the ROK Air Force to come and experience the Patriot equipment, it not only allows Soldiers and Airmen to interact on a personal level, but gives troops from 10th Fighter Wing a better understanding of who we are and what we are doing,” said Kelley.
Air Defense Soldiers, ROK airmen help Suwon flood victims
By 2nd Lt. Paul Yoon 6-52 ADA Battalion Public Affairs HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Soldiers from 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery joined troops from Republic of Korea Air Force’s 10th Fighter Wing on July 15 and visited several towns in the Suwon area to help residents repair, clean and restore damage their houses and farm fields suffered from recent monsoon rains. Many local flood plain areas are vulnerable to heavy flooding and storm damage. The victims of the flood damage were unable to take precautionary measures to fight the storm and, consequently, sustained heavy damage to their property. The storm not only flooded many houses, which led to large amounts of interior and furniture damage, but also flooded huge tracts of farmland. Soldiers from different batteries volunteered to participate and assist in the effort; their ranks included many who had just completed 24-hour duty shifts yet they volunteered without hesitation. They jumped to their feet and stayed true to their battalion motto of “Always Prepared.” 6-52 volunteers were quickly transported to the heavily damaged areas. Many local area leaders were there to greet the Soldiers. Their faces were brightened as they thanked the Soldiers. 6-52 and 10th troops broke up into teams and went to houses, farmland and local public areas to help with the recovery. The teams that went to houses cleared furniture along with mud, water and debris. Teams that went to farmlands created canals and outlets for the water to flow out and then laid down new, dry dirt. Finally, the teams that went to public areas cleaned the areas of the mud and water damage. Staff Sgt. Marlon Tolbert of Foxtrot Battery said the volunteer effort was an extremely rewarding experience. “Although there was a language barrier between the Korean residents and the U.S. Soldiers, the message was clear when the locals smiled and patted us on the back as we helped them with their houses and farmland,” he said. “The project was a good reminder to everyone about the impact that we, as members of 6-52 have on the military side as well as the civilian side.” 6-52 troops were able to make a difference by helping Suwon-area flood victims. The Soldiers efforts also attracted members of the Korean media. National news channels, such as Your True Network sent reporters out to get the story. The community service efforts of 6-52 and 10th ROKAF troops were able to make a profound impression locally and on a national stage. “The Republic of Korea and U.S. Alliance is an extremely important and critical partnership for the protection of the Korean peninsula,” said Lt. Col. Robert L. Kelley. “6-52 Soldiers will always be prepared to fight tonight and will put forth a continuous effort to better enhance and further develop a positive relationship with Korean nationals and armed forces.”
Pfc. Cody Thorington, Bravo Battery 6-52 ADA battalion gets a helping hand from a ROK Air Force 10th Fighter Wing airman during community service efforts to help Suwon residents recover from flood damage they suffered recently. — U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Paul Yoon
JULY 24, 2009
USAG Daegu Web site loaded and ready
By USAG-Daegu Public Affairs DAEGU GARRISON — U.S. Army Garrison Daegu has updated their public Web site and made it full of useful information that’s easy to access. The site, located at http://ima.korea. army.mil/areaiv/, features several windows with tailored news and data meant for the USAG Daegu community as well as the general public. Right at the top of the home page the five Top Stories will scroll in turn through the window. Just below that in the center panel, “In the News” has the top 15 news stories released and “On the Radar” contains hot topics and announcements of urgent value to the community. “Community Information” has brief pieces concerning upcoming events on local installations, such as FMWR shows, ACS classes or Changes of Command. And right next to that lies the “Community Calendar.” Click on this and you will be brought to a calendar of upcoming events, each expandable
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to show more information. The left and right borders also contain a wealth of information that’s only a click away. “It has been a lot of work getting the Web site up to date,” said USAG Daegu Public Affairs Officer Phil Molter. “And don’t be too surprised if you see some ‘leftovers’ from the old site, this is still a work in progress. “The feature I like the best is the Publicity request,” Molter continued. “Placed at the top of the right menu tree, it allows anyone with an upcoming event to send the information directly to the Public Affairs Office. And we can get it up on the web site - sometimes literally in seconds.” Molter cautioned that all submissions are screened and edited by Public Affairs for Army Web publication standards, so don’t be too surprised if there are some changes from your original submission. If you have any questions or comments about the USAG Daegu Web site, please e-mail them to [email protected]
Daegu Garrison Office Spotlight: IMO
By Angela Klingsieck & Christopher Miller USAG-Daegu Public Affairs Alan Klingsieck works as the new Chief of the Information Management Office for USAG Daegu. A day of work for the IMO is not easy. His office is responsible for all of the users throughout the garrison. When any of the users have computer issues or need certain things to be installed onto their computers, IMO is the office to go to in order to resolve the problem. The IMO is responsible for arranging fixes to keep the computers and network running for all of its users. “We service about 800 users throughout the garrison. The area that we’re responsible for includes not only Camp Henry and Camp Walker, but also Camp Carroll and Busan,” said Klingsieck, “It’s a big area, so we have a lot of responsibility. We try to make sure that all of the people’s computers are running up to standards.” As well as ensuring that existing machines and networks operate smoothly, the IMO is also watching out for any unauthorized network connections or computer systems. The computers connected to the network must be working up to date and have the right security patches and software. Any unauthorized machines or connections to
No Taxi Service Monday July 27
For Alan Klingsieck this is just a small portion of his daily work. — U.S. Army photo by Christopher Miller the network will be disconnected. “We have to find out who owns the machine and determine if it’s necessary to be on the network,” explained Klingsieck, “We have to go through the procedures in order to clean it up and bring it up to a level where it can be installed on the network.” Without the IMO there would be no central place to organize user accounts or to turn to in case of a computer system or network work problem. Each user would have to take care of conflicts themselves, or find other personnel with expertise in computer technology and information management to resolve the problem. There would be no standard for the software and programs for the systems across the office networks and security would become compromised.
USAG Daegu Call Taxi service will not be available after 7 a.m. Monday, July 27 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, so they can celebrate their 14th anniversary. The taxi service thanks you for your understanding.Normal service will resume on 28 July 2009 at 6 a.m. For more information, please contact Mr. Kim at DSN 7688623~4, or Commercial 053475-9200.
Camp Henry, George to lose drinking water
The USAG Daegu Department of Public Works (DPW) has announced that work on the Camp Henry water tower will make all water on Camp Henry and Camp George undrinkable from July 23 until about August 1.
The required structural inspections, which will actually be conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers, are being done in turn for all USAG Daegu water towers. However, the unique arrangement for Camps Henry and George means these are the only locations where drinking water will be affected. While the work is going on, water will still be available from the taps but it can only be used for showering or brushing teeth. The USAG Daegu DPW and Department of Logistics are providing safe drinking water to the community during the outage. On Camp Henry, that is at the DPW, building 1639, and on Camp George at the KHNC office. If it is absolutely necessary to use the water for drinking or food preparation, it must be sterilized by bringing it to a rolling boil for at least five minutes. DPW will inform the community when the work is completed and the water is safe to use again. For more information please call 764-4421.
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News & Notes
Camp Walker Fitness Center Basketball Court closed
“Leadership is what changes in percetion of oneself”
By Cpl. Lee, Dodam USAG-Daegu Public Affairs Headquarters and Headquarters Co. Soldier Cpl. Koo, SangHyung recently represented U.S. Army Garrison Daegu at the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Korea Region KATUSA of the Year Board at Camp Casey. Koo started his Army career June 2008 and was assigned to Camp Carroll August of the same year. According to Korean law, every Korean male has to join the Army once he reaches the age of 18. Koo, however, chose a somewhat different path than others. He applied to the KATUSA program. Since he had experience living in an English-speaking country more than three years, he thought it would be great to serve the military service where he can utilize his English skills to protect the nation. He now works at ROKA Staff Office undertaking administration, Army security and troop education. From his Army experience, Koo recognizes there are many different types of people whose abilities are not based on their school education level. “It has been great pleasure meeting a lot of people here at Camp Carroll,” said Koo. “They are different than me which doesn’t mean they are wrong, however. I learned a lot from them and I believe I gave them motivation also. Moreover, I also learned there is nothing impossible if you endure to the end. You will eventually fail, if you give up.” Koo joined outstanding Soldiers from throughout Korea competing for KATUSA of the Year honors. The process lasted for a week and there were many tasks that all participants had to complete. Koo tried his best to obtain great results. Unfortunately he did not win but it is still a congratulatory By Modesto C. Algarin Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Director
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July 23 - Aug. 2 to install central air. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you want more information, call 7644800. There is a planned demonstration scheduled for Monday, Jul 27 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Gate #6, Camp Walker. As with any demonstration, the public is asked to stay away from this area during planned demonstration times. Also, be aware of your surroundings at all times as you can never tell when a demonstration will arise. Please use Gate#4 for all in/outbound traffic during this timeframe. Thank you for your consideration and understanding. DES POC: McQuerry, at 764-4167 or 010-4512-5996, or email: stephen. [email protected]
USAG Daegu will hold a Town Hall meeting for the entire USAG Daegu community on July 28. The Town Hall will take place in the Camp walker Chapel Fellowship Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. 19th ESC Commanding General Brig. Gen. Xavier Lobeto will give opening remarks and USAG Commander Col. Terry Hodges will be there along with virtually every Daegu service provider to answer your questions. You can also e-mail your questions in advance to:[email protected]
korea.army.mil or by clicking on the Contact Us link at the bottom of the Daegu web site. Syncadd Systems, Inc will be conducting a space and manpower survey of buildings on Camps Henry, Walker, and Carroll until September 2009. They will be using a laser measuring device to record the dimensions of garrison facilities. They will also be photographing building exteriors, which has been approved by USAG Daegu. Please afford them access to the facilities to complete this project. For information, call 768-8760. If you want to meet other gamers in Korea, then you can just provide your Gamer tag or Online ID at your local USAG Daegu Gaming Corner. Sign up at your Community Activity Center Today! You will have a chance to organize and compete against other local teams. If you want to advertise any events or information for the Area IV community in the Morning Calm Weekly, please send an e-mail to Cpl. Park Kyungrock, [email protected]
or 768-8070 for Camp Walker, Henry and George and contact Cpl. Lee Dodam, [email protected]
for Camp Carroll.
We Want Your Stories USAG Daegu Gaming Building Survey Notification Daegu Town Hall meeting Planned Demonstration
HHC, USAG Daegu, Cpl. Koo, Sang Hyung recently represents USAG Daegu at IMCOM Korea Region KATUSA of the Year Board at Camp Casey.— U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Lee, Dodam achievement. “The fact that I participated in the competition made me a winner,” added Koo. “I don’t know which place I fell in but I lost only by very slight point. I was praised for them trust, then there is no authority and power. As an NCO, if showing Soldiers faith is number one key then trusting them is number two.” To Koo, leadership is what changes in perception of oneself. Every Soldier has to keep in mind that there is no ‘I’ in the organization but ‘We.’ We are who make the Army community as a whole. “What we do means what our unit does,” said Koo. “Whatever you achieve will eventually affect one’s unit. Simply put if you do your best in your duty, then that will make our unit look better. No one should be carelessness. You represent your unit.” Koo lastly urged Soldiers not to be selfish. “Before think about yourself, think about others first. Keep in mind that we are one team. If your comrade fails, you are also a failure. In another words, if you fail, then you are making other Soldiers fail too. To be simple, try your best in everything.”
Coopers Fitness and Biomechanics certification program at Camp Carroll
being the most motivated Soldier. Although I did not win, I gained the opportunity to look back and change myself.” As a non-commissioned officer, He thinks ‘trust’ and ‘faith’ are the most important keys. To bring out the best efficiency, Soldiers have to believe in one another. “I can never ask Soldiers for anything if I can’t trust them,” said Koo. “If I don’t give
This year is the 10th Year Anniversary for the Coopers Fitness and Biomechanics certification in South Korea for MWR members. The 8th Army Sports Office and the Daegu Area Community Recreation Division is serving as the host here at Camp Carroll Sports and Fitness facility. They have guest instructors, PH.D's instructors, researcher, etc... from the mentioned organization. The Cooper Institute was founded on June 22, 1970. By Dr. Kenneth Cooper who introduced a new word and concept to America. Millions of people started exercising, motivated by his preventive medicine research, persuasive public appearances, and a series of inspiring books. Dr. Cooper believed back then that it was as important to try to prevent disease as it was to treat and cure disease. Over three decades, through meticulous research, that basic premise and vision has been reaffirmed and strengthened. What was once looked upon as "opinion" has become scientific reality. The Cooper Institute conducts research in epidemiology, exercise physiology, behavior change, hypertension, children's health issues, obesity, nutrition, aging, and other health issues. Papers from The Cooper Institute are among the most frequently
This year is the 10th Year Anniversary for the Coopers Fitness and Biomechanics certification in South Korea for MWR members.— U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Lee, Dodam cited references in the scientific literature on topics related to physical fitness, physical activity and health. Research conducted at The Institute has influenced major national public policy initiatives from the American Heart Association, American College of Sports Medicine, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Cooper Institute has more than 600 articles and manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and lay publications, with approximately 50 publications per year in each of the last five years. Training and Certification programs for over 6,000 fitness leaders and health professionals are conducted annually. Programs are offered at the main campus and headquarters in Dallas, Texas throughout the United States, and on a contract basis for organizations as such is the case for which Camp Carroll is serving as host currently. PH.D Ms. Carla Sottovia and PH.D Sue Beckham are currently the instructors for the current training one that will enable our MWR Sports and Fitness staffs to better assist our customers to attain their goals. Camp Carroll staffs will be able to design exercise programs such as cardio and/or weight training and the combination of both. MWR is always stepping up and front when it comes to maintaining the high level of service, education and proficiency of the staff members is a great opportunity that is measured both ways.
By Angela Klingsieck & Christopher Miller USAG-Daegu Public Affairs
Wet Bulb System & Heat Safety readiness
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What is the Wet Bulb System? Human thermal comfort relies upon four basic factors: wind and airflow, air temperature, radiation from the sun and air humidity. The Wet Bulb System takes these factors into account in order to determine the current heat index using a Wet Bulb Globe Thermometer. This device actually consists of three thermometers. A standard dry bulb thermometer measures the air temperature while the bulb of another thermometer, inserted inside of a black ball, analyzes the effects of sunshine and other radiant heat. The third thermometer’s bulb is wrapped in a thin layer of cotton, the bottom of the sleeve lying in a small pool of water. The cotton sleeve is always wet, cooling the thermometer’s bulb through the process of evaporation and in the process, simulating the evaporation of sweat. These three temperatures are integrated in order to gauge the amount of heat stress and determine the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Index. This system lets WBGTI monitors know what the heat index and humidity levels are at all times. The WBGTI is broken up into five “flag” conditions: white, green, yellow, red and black. Each level is labeled according the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Index. It is significant to be wary of the current flag conditions in order to take precautions against heat injury. There are three main types of heat injuries: Heat cramps, heat
In order to stay cool in the summer heat, be sure to wear plenty The WBGTI is broken up into five ‘flag’ conditions: white, green, of sunscreen, wear light, airy clothing and drink a lot of water. yellow, red and black. Each level is labeled according the Wet — U.S. Army photo by Christopher Miller Bulb Globe Temperature Index. exhaustion, and heat stroke. These injuries that lack salt. symptoms, be sure to remove any bulky are caused by loss of water and salt through In cases of heat exhaustion, the victim’s clothing from the victim. Lower the victim’s excessive sweating and prolonged exposure skin will be pale and clammy due to excessive temperature by sponging their skin with to high temperatures or failure of the body’s profuse sweating. The victim will suffer cool water or rubbing alcohol, or place the cooling mechanism. from tiredness and dizziness. Fainting and victim in cold water until body temperature Heat cramps are painful, short muscle vomiting may occur as well. Move the victim is lowered. Apply ice and cold water to the cramps that occur during exercise or work to the shade and elevate their feet. Loosen underarms and groin in order to cool the in a hot environment. Muscles may spasm the victim’s clothing. Only give the victim victim as quickly as possible. or jerk unwillingly. Cramping may also water if he/she is conscious. Apply cool, wet In order to stay cool in the summer heat, be delayed and occur a few hours later. cloths and transport the victim to the nearest be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen and wear Heat cramps usually involve the muscles medical facility as soon as possible. light, airy clothing. Plan activities at times fatigued by heavy work such as calves, Heatstroke is a serious, life-threatening that will allow you to avoid the sun at its thighs, abdomen, and shoulders. You’re condition of high body temperature (of 106 strongest – from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s also most at risk doing work or activities in or higher) and flushed, hot, dry skin, along helpful to wear a hat and clothing that covers a hot environment-usually during the with a strong, rapid pulse in a person can as much of your body as possible. first few days of an activity you’re not be an indication of heat stroke. The victim For more information about staying safe used to. You are also at risk if you sweat a may collapse, suffer from unconsciousness, during summer and during other seasons great deal during exercise and don’t drink or even die if not treated immediately. If and activities contact the Safety Office at enough or drink large amounts of fluids you see a victim suffering from any of these 768-6126.
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Daegu Univ. students and faculty members visit Daegu Garrison
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DAEGU GARRISON — Daegu University students and their English instructors visited United States Army Garrison Daegu’s Camp Henry and Camp Walker Wednesday. They toured a barracks at Camp Henry. Afterwards they went to the Camp Walker Dining Facility to have lunch, followed by a visit to the Library and some conversation with U.S. Soldiers and KATUSAs. As a part of the Good Neighbor Program, University students get to visit USAG-Daegu in a regular basis, promoting a better understanding between the local community and the U.S. Army. — U.S. Army photos by Lee, Jihye
AREA IV Job Opportunities
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER APF US CITIZEN POSITIONS KOEZ09096461 CONTRACTOR 30914 VACANCY Supv Housing Spec Camps Henry, Walker , George GRADE YC-2 LOCATION DPW, Housing CLOSE DATE August 7
Camps Henry, Walker , George Part-Time ACAP Counselor
For more information, contact Employment Readiness Program Manager, Steven Wegley at 768-7951
케이시가 새로운 사령관을 환대하다
기사 : Jim Cunningham USAG-RC 공보실 레드 클라우드 위수사령부 — 레드클라우드 위수사령 부 사령관 레리 잭슨 대령이 7월 10일 케이시의 커레이 체육관에서 열린 사령관 이 취임식 행사에서 마이슬러중 령으로 부터 사령부 깃발을 전달받아 케이시 사령부의 새로운 지휘관으로 취임한 리차드 프롬 중령에게 건내 주었다. 프롬 중령은 워싱턴 D.C. 에 있는 팬타곤 육군성에서 작전참모로서의 직책을 마치 고 케이시로 오게되었다. 그는 “여기있는 모든 이들 과 앞으로 2년을 함께 하게 될 것을 기대하고 있다,”라며 “내게 도움을 아끼지 않은 여러 조언자들과 동료, 부하 들에게 감사를 표하고 싶다. 특히 한국까지 기꺼이 나를 따라와준 가족들과 오늘 행 사에 참석해준 장모님에게 특별히 고마움을 표하고 싶 다”고 말했다. “우리를 진심으로 환영해 준 사령부 가족들에게 감사 하며, 특히 근무지 이전에 큰 도움을 준 마이슬러 부부에 게도 고마움을 표한다. 마지 막으로 나이달 사이드 주임 원사와 그의 아내 일레나에 게도 감사한 마음을 전하고 싶다. 나와 리사는 여러분과 함께 사령부를 꾸려나갈 것 을 고대하고 있다. 나는2사 단과 1지역의 장병들과 그 가족들을 지원하는데 있어 내 모든 노력을 쏟아부을 것 이라 약속한다. 지난 2년간 마이슬러 중령과 일구어낸 큰 성과와 오늘 여러분의 힘 찬 동작은 내가 여기로 온 이 후로 보아온 것과 맞물려 내 가 이 사령부의 일원이라는 것을 참 자랑스럽게 한다. ” 프롬 중령은 근무유공훈장 (참나무 잎 2개)와 합동 표창 훈장, 육군 표창훈장(참나무 잎 2개), 합동 공로훈장, 육군 공로훈장, 육군 예비역 공로 훈장, 원정군 훈장, 테러와의
리차드 프롬 중령이 지난 7월 10일 케이시의 커레이 체육관에서 열린 지휘관 이취임식에서 잭슨 대령으로부터 책임 과 지휘권을 상징하는 사령부 깃발을 받아 들였다. - 자말 워커 일병
전쟁 원정 훈장, 국방 훈장, 인도주의 훈장, 육군 복무 리 본, 공수 뱃지등을 수여받았 다. 프롬 중령은 또한 남 플로 리다 대학에서 범죄학 학사 학위를 받았으며 트로이 주 립대학에서 행정학 석사 학 위를 받았다. 그는 화학 장교 기본 과정과 방공 장교 고급 과정, 방공 장교 고급 보충 과 정 HAWK, 방공 장교 고급 보 충과정 SHORAD, 연합 부대 참모 학교, 사령부 및 일반 참 모 대학을 수료했다. 그의 경력은 다음과 같다. 플로리다 주 방위군 2-265 방 공포본부 화학 장교 및 방공 조율장교, 2-265 방공포 (HAWK) 포대 선임 참모 및 포대장, 3-265(Avenger) 포대 장, 31 방공포 여단 작전 부 관, 1-1 포대포대장, 국방 장관 직속 합동 평가소 작전 장교, 작전명 이라크의 자유 아르 센트 연락장교, 1-7 방공포 선 임참모, 18 공수부대108 방공 포 여단 작전처 참모. 프롬 중령은 1984년 9월 27일 자주포 승무원으로 육 군에 입대했다. 이후 그는 88
년 5월 21일 미조리주의 캠퍼 군사 학교를 졸업하여 화학 병과 소위로 임관했다. 94년 7월 1일에는 방공포로 병과 를 이전 받았다. 잭슨 대령은 “마이슬러 중 령과 그 가족들, 나와 내 가족 들은 지난 2007년 여름 한국 에 도착했다,”라며 “위수사령 관의 아내로서 팸 마이슬러 는 남편이 겪어나가는 어려 움들을 익히 들어왔다. 누가 험프리와 레드 클라우드에서 일어난 변화를 세어본다면, 다른 어느곳보다 이곳에서 더 많은 변화가 있었을 것이 다. 우리는 가족이주 제한 지 역에서부터 복무가 정상화된 사령부 후원 지역으로 까지 변천해왔다. 그 기간동안 우 리는 부대의 새로운 윤곽을 그리고 이전의 자취를 지우 기 위한 능력을 길러야 했다” 고 말했다. “팸, 그의 날개를 받쳐준 공기가 되어준거에 대해 고 맙다고 말해주고 싶다. 당신 은 이곳에 와서, 삶의 질을 살 피고 새로운 아이디어를 냄 으로써 군인 가족 서약 회의 에 참석하는데 솔선수범했다.
덕분에 우리는 그러한 사안 들을 잘 처리해 나갈 수 있었 다.” 잭슨대령은 마이슬러 중령 에게 1년 더 있어줄 것을 권 유했었지만, 그가 사령부의 운영에 필요한 충분한 자금 을 대주지 못해 마이슬러 중 령이 용산에 있는 17 경리단 을 지휘하기 위해 떠나기로 결심했다고 이어서 말했다. 잭슨 대령은 또한 마이슬러 중령이 2007년에 왔던 때를 기억한다며 “그는 땅을 박차 고 달렸다”고 표현했다. 그는 “우리가 케이시에서 이룬 것들을 다 되짚어 보면, 지금까지의 케이시 역사 중 가장 큰 기반 시설 혁신이었 던 것 같다. 그간 여러 어려움 들이 있어왔다. 여러분들이 변화에 앞서가지 않으면 치 여 넘어질 것이라고 모두에 게 말하고 싶다. 그는(마이슬 러 중령) 많을 것을 이루었고 아주 열심히 일했다. 그는 케 이시에서 참으로 훌룡하게 해냈다. 그가 지난 2년동안
딱 하나 제대로 못한게 있다면 골프인듯 하다. 돈, 성남 골프 코스로 가기전에 연습장부터 가보게나”고 말했다. (번역 : 일병 김태 훈)