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June 12, 2009 • Volume 7, Issue 34
Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea
Congratulations Class of 2009!
136 seniors graduate from Seoul American High School
With a switch of thier tassles, 136 Seoul American High School seniors officially became gradutes June 6. The SAHS Class of 2009 achieved a 3.12 cumulative grade point average. Five SAHS seniors earned appointments to various military academies, and 35 seniors earned ROTC scholarships. See page 9 for the story. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Lee, Min-hwi
Region News USAG-Red Cloud USAG-Casey USAG-Yongsan USAG-Humphreys USAG-Daegu P02 P05 P05 P09 P21 P25
Sights and Sounds Movie Schedule Religious Support Special Feature First Aid for Dogs Korean Page P02 P14 P15 P16 P18 P30
Page 25 Daegu celebrates Army’s 234th Birthday
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Published by Installation Management Command - Korea Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. John Uberti Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson Deputy PAO: Slade Walters Senior Editor: Dave Palmer USAG-RED CLOUD Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson CI Officer: James F. Cunningham USAG-YONGSAN Commander: Col. David W. Hall Public Affairs Officer: David McNally CI Officer: Dan Thompson Staff Writers: Sgt. Lee Min-hwi, Cpl. Choi Keun-woo, Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyun, Spc. Jason C. Adolphson USAG-HUMPHREYS Commander: Col. Joseph P. Moore Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy CI Officer: Lori Yerdon Writer-Editor: Ken Hall Designer: Cpl. Kim Hyung-joon USAG-DAEGU Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter Staff Writers: Pfc. Park Kyung-rock, Pfc. Lee Do-dam, Kim Ayeon, Lee Ji-hye This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOMKorea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 Fax: (02) 790-5795 E-mail: [email protected]
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SHARP POINT #19-09
Reducing Mental Health Stigma Policy
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and our DoD Civilians valiantly serve our country and support the ROK-US Alliance every day. It is not easy to serve far from home, and in some cases, far from Family. While living and working in Korea is a wonderful experience, our “fight and win tonight” mission can be stressful on the mind and spirit. When our Service Members Gen. Walter L. Sharp suffer physical injuries, they usually seek medical treatment without feeling ashamed. But our warrior mindset often mistakenly associates seeking mental health treatment with personal shortcomings. Thus, Service Members may fail to seek mental health services they need. The Commander, USPACOM, recently signed “Reducing Mental Health Stigma Policy Statement,” to emphasize the importance of Service Members seeking assistance for mental health concerns, and leadership support of these Service Members in need of mental health services. You can see the PACOM policy at www.usfk.mil/ usfk/Uploads/200/MentalHealthStigmaMemorandum.pdf. Leaders at all levels must send a clear message: seeking help is not a sign a weakness; it is a sign of maturity, courage, and strength. As stated by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, seeking help when struggling with life’s issues is “one of the first big steps to reclaiming your career, your life, your future.” USKF offers help through chaplains, behavioral health specialists, social workers, and through medical channels. Help is easily accessable and confidential. The men and women of USFK must ensure their physical and mental well-being, and that of their battle buddies, wingmen, and shipmates. Leaders must become personally involved to guarantee mental health needs are met, that there is no stigma associated with seeking these services, and that the sons and daughters under our charge remain in top physical and mental condition. Each one of us is needed to achieve the mission. Just as we would not leave any man or woman behind on the battlefield, we cannot afford to leave anyone behind due to mental health issues. Take care of yourself and take care of one another. As your commander, I promise to do the same.
WALTER L. SHARP General, US Army Commander
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Eat safe with easy barbeque safety tips to grill by
By Andrew Allen USAG-Daegu Deputy Fire Chief DAEGU GARRISON —Fire up the grill, and start cooking those sizzling hot dogs and hamburgers because summer is here. The all-American style barbeque is a welcome sight at any cookout. However, fire anywhere else other than in the BBQ can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons. Facts & figures from the National Fire Protection Association: 1. In 2005, gas and charcoal grills caused 3,400 structure fires and 4,900 outdoor fires in or on home properties, resulting in a combined direct property loss of $137 million. 2. Gas grills have a higher fire risk than charcoal grills; leaks and breaks are the leading cause, accounting for 41 percent of the gas grill structure and outdoor fires. 3. Gas-fueled grills caused an estimated 2,800 home structure fires and 4,400 home outdoor fires in 2005. On all military installations in Korea, you must position the grill at least 15 feet away from siding, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Place your grill in a safe location; keep it away from outdoor games, play areas and foot traffic. Never use gasoline or kerosene to start your BBQ. Only use BBQ starter fluid, and follow the directions on the bottle. We often think of beer and BBQs going together, but this is a dangerous mix. People that consume alcohol must be kept away from the grill as well as children and pets: declare a three-foot “safe zone” around the grill. Use long-handled grilling tools to give the “grill master” plenty of clearance from heat and flames when flipping burgers. Grill masters, keep your grill clean and free of grease and oil build-up. If a fire flares up, close the lid and on a gas grill turn the heat down. Here in Korea, propane grills come in many shapes and sizes, plus they get “modified” to use Korean LP tanks. Always check the gas cylinder hose for leaks before using it. By using a light soap and water solution applied to the hose, you will quickly reveal escaping gas. If you determine your grill has a gas leak, by either the smell or the soapy bubble test, turn off the tank if it is safe to do so. If the leak stops, get the grill serviced by a professional before using it again. If the leak does not stop, call the fire department.
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Whether it’s applying for Social Security benefits or assisting a family to apply for survivor benefits, certain documents are required to provide as evidence of eligibility for a claim. In almost every case, either an original or a certified copy is required by the agency to which the claim is submitted. Plain photocopies are not accepted by any agency except possibly the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), but only when the DFAS letter specifies that photocopies are acceptable. Two of the most important documents for retirees are the birth certificate and the DD Form 214. In the case of the birth certificate for those born in the U.S., it can be ordered from the County Clerk where the retiree was born. DD Form 214, as well as
all military service records and medical records can be ordered from the National Personnel Records Center, ATTN: Military Records, 7200 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO 73132-5100. My recommendation is to request two copies of the retirement DD Form 214. Other important records include marriage certificate for each marriage, as well as divorce decrees or spouse’s death certificate for each previous marriage. For family members, a birth certificate (or Family Register if born in Korea) and for spouse any proof of previous marriage and termination of the previous marriage. For those born in Korea, these would normally be recorded in the Family Register. All original documents except Family Register should be copied (minimum five copies). Provide the originals and copies to the U.S. Embassy to have certified copies made.
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Area I n Unknown Person(s), by unknown means, operating an unknown vehicle, struck Victim #1’s GOV which was legally parked, secured and unattended adjacent to BLDG #4110. Damages to Victim’s vehicle consisted of a broken left rear tail light. The unknown individual fled the scene. A search of the area for subject(s) and/or witness(s) met with negative results. Victim #1 rendered a written sworn statement attesting to the incident. ECOD is unknown. This is a final report. n Unknown person(s), by unknown means, removed Victim #1’s backpack and a navigation system which were unsecured and unattended at BLDG #1817. A search of the area for subject(s) and/or witness(es) met with negative results. ECOL is unknown. Investigation continues by MPI. Area II nUnknown perons(s), by unknown means, damaged Victim #1’s POV. Damages to Victim #1’s vehicle consisted of a shattered front passenger side window. A search of the area for subject(s) and/or witness(es) met with negative results. Victim #1 rendered a written statement attesting to the incident. ECOD is unknown. Due to the lack of investigative leads, this is a final report. n Forgery; Unknown person(s) stole $22.00 by cashing a forged check that was stolen from Victim #1. Victim #1 rendered a written statement attesting to the incident. ECOL is $22.00. Investigation continues by MPI. Area III nSimple Assault; Unknown person struck Victim #1 in the face with an open hand at the Enterprise Club, Anjung-Ri, Pyeongtaek-Si. The unknown person then fled the scene. Victim #1 declined medical treatment and rendered a written sworn statement attesting to the incident. Investigation continues by MPI. n False Official Statement; Subject #1 committed the offense of False Official Statement when Subject #1 previously reported Subject #1’s spouse committed Child Neglect, Spouse Abuse and Adultery, which Subject #1 knew were false. Subject #1 was advised of Subject #1’s legal rights, which Subject #1 waived rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the offense. Subject #1 was processed and released to Subject #1’s unit. This is a final report. Area IV n Hit and Run; Obligation for Safe Operation; An unknown vehicle struck Victim #1’s POV adjacent to Gate #6. The unknown vehicle then fled the scene. Damages to Victim #1’s vehicle consisted of a broken rear bumper. The unknown vehicle sustained unknown damages. KNP responded to the scene and filed a report. Victim #1 rendered a written statement attesting to the incident. Victim #1 reported utilization of Victim #1’s seatbelt. ECOD is unknown. Investigation continues by TAI. nAt 0129 hrs, 08 JUN 09, Subject #1 was observed by MP at the road adjacent to the Gate #2, USAG-Daegu (Henry). Subject #1 was apprehended by MP and transported to the USAG-Daegu (Walker) PMO where Subject #1 was advised of Subject #1’s legal rights, which Subject #1 waived rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the incident. Subject #1 was processed and released to Subject #1’s unit. This is a final report.
The Pyeongtaek City Market offers shoppers everything from food to clothes to pots and pans. For those who love the kim chi, the market offers a variety of styles to suit every taste. — U.S. Army photo by Bob McElroy
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities
“Egypt, the Great Civilization” Exhibition The Special Exhibition Gallery of the National Museum of Korea, Seoul presents artifacts from the civilization of Ancient Egypt which stretched from 3200BC to 300BC. Now, the National Museum of Korea is resurrecting this great civilization, and taking visitors back to the world of the pyramids, mummies, and hieroglyphs. Visitors can discover the real lives of Ancient Egyptians through the extensive display of genuine artifacts and relics. There will be a special pavilion with holograms and a three-dimensional viewing room for life in the Ancient Egyptian civilization. Visitors will also find comprehensive information and images on the touchscreen computer kiosks located throughout the exhibition. Visit www.tour2korea.com Daegullyeong Village Daegullyeong Village is a tourist complex located in Gangwondo Gangneung-si, and provides visitors with a host of various traditional experiences, sporting events, and lodging accommodations. The village of ‘Daegullyeong’ got its name from the series of ‘Daegwallyeong’ ridges that stretch along the bordering regions of Gangneung and Pyeongchang. Although the mountain ridges present rigorous passages, the area is popular as it boasts magnificent scenery. Daegullyeong Village boasts beautiful Daegwallyeong ridges and clear waters of the valleys in the mountain villages where tourists can take in the spectacular views of Bogwang 1(il)-ri, Bogwang 2(yi)-ri, and Eoheul-ri. The local specialties include the traditional doenjang (soybean paste), various soy and bean pastes, corn, traditional fermented soybeans, potatoes, and vegetables. Visitors can stay at any number of pensions in the area, then take a tour around a traditional soy and bean paste factory and participate in various experience programs such as soy and bean paste making, straw arts and crafts, folk games, and traditional performances. Visit www.visitkorea.or.kr/ Dojangpo Maeul (Hill) Travelling from Hakdong Pebble Beach to Hammok Beach, one can glimpse the quaint village of Dojangpo Maeul. This quiet fishing village is comprised of charming little houses as well as a small ferry port. The strong ocean winds can be felt from the top of the hill overlooking Dojangpo Maeul. This hill is referred to by locals as “The Hill of Wind” or “Mangneungjandi Park,” but has yet to take on an official name. This spot is one of Geojedo’s best kept secrets. The green grass spreading across the hillside is spotted with wild flowers in the springtime and has a dreamy quality to it. Visitors can sit on one of the benches overlooking the magnificent vistas. “Hoejeonmongma” (meaning Carrousel in English) is just one of the many television shows that have been filmed here. Even though this spot has attracted many fans of TV shows shot here, it is still considered one of the hidden treasures on the island of Geojedo. The spring weather of April through June is the perfect time to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy this scenic hillside. Visit www.visitkorea.or.kr/ Seoul Forest Concerts Families may enjoy free music concerts at the Seoul Forest Park outdoor stage every Saturday evening at 5 pm through June 27. Seoul Forest opened in June 2005 as Seoul’s answer to New York’s Central Park. There will also be summer and autumn music nights every Saturday night. The spring shows are offered at a family friendly time in early evening every Saturday through June 27. The shows are part of the Seoul Forest Starry Night Festival. The Saturday shows will continue in July and August at 8 p.m. The shows are free, sponsored by the Sejong Cultural Center. To get there, it’s a few minutes walk from Ttukseom subway station, line 2, exit 8. Visit http://tinyurl.com/kpwhz4. Herbnara Farm Herbnara Farm opened in 1994 and has almost 100 kinds of herbs, covering a total area of 12 square kilometers. It consists of seven theme gardens, ponds and galleries including the Herb Garden, Children Garden, Fragrance Garden, and Water Garden. The uniquely decorated buildings and signs make visitors feel as if they are living in a fairy tale. Inside the farm, there are several spots for taking photos alongside the herbs; descriptions and effects are posted at each herb patch. A restaurant and cafeteria provide some dishes and drinks made of herbs cultivated on the farm. Bibimbap, steamed chicken and Jeon, and the popular, herb salad with freshly picked flowers, are just some of the items on the menu. Free herbal tea is given to people who eat at the restaurant. There is also an exhibition room, which displays and sells herb related products such as herbal tea, herbal oil, herbal soap, etc. The farm can best be enjoyed from June to August and takes approximately one hour to tour the entire premises. Visitors can also enjoy the refreshing waters that run through the Heungjeong Valley at the entrance of the farm in the summer season. Visit www. visitkorea.or.kr/
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Warfare and on conditions in North Korea. One such speaker is Mr. Kang Chol-hwan, author of Aquariums of Pyongyang. Kang is a defector who was imprisoned in the Yodok concentration camp for ten years before escaping North Korea. Other speakers include Dr. Kalev Sepp, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations Capabilities, Col. (Ret) Joe Celeski, contributing writer and senior research fellow at the Joint Special Operations University, Lt. Col. Karl Cummings, the executive officer of the New Zealand Special Forces Group, Lt. Col. Adrian T. Bogart III, former executive officer of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A), Gilbert E. Doan, Deputy of Operational Studies at JSOU and Civil Affairs expert, Dr. John Linton, International Healthcare Center nongovernmental organization representative with experience in North Korea and Dr. B. R. Myers, professor of North Korean Studies at Dongseo University. The conference will also include a Republic of Korea Army Special Operations Forces demonstration at the Korean Army Special Warfare Center in Seong Nam. Korean Special Forces soldiers will set up static equipment displays and demonstrate their skills in small unit tactics and martial arts. Those desiring to attend can register for the event on the web at http://8tharmy.korea. army.mil/sockor/uncsof.htm or send an email to either [email protected]
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SOCKOR to host 2009 United Nations Command SOF Conference
By Lt. Col. Donald Canady Special to the Morning Calm Weekly YONGSAN GARRISON — Special Operations Command Korea will host the 2009 United Nations Command Special Operations Forces Conference at the Dragon Hill Lodge from June 16-18 on Yongsan Garrison in Seoul. The conference is an annual event where some of the best minds in the Special Operations community gather to discuss Special Operations as they relate to the Korean Theater of Operations. Major topics for this year’s conference will include: Concepts of Operation for Unconventional Warfare and Organization and Support of United Nations Command SOF Operations. The conference will broaden perspectives on international relations and issues critical to the improvement of strategic planning and the applications of United Nations Special Operations Forces in Korea. Each year the number of participants at the United Nations Command Special Operations Forces Conference has grown. At the last conference SOCKOR hosted more than 80 professionals and scholars representing six countries. This year conference planners expect greater participation, with both military and civilian speakers from the United States, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea. Speakers are experienced UN and SOF leaders, subject matter experts in the fields of Unconventional
Remove,destroy the hard drive before selling your old computer
By Gwendolyn Smalls NETCOM 1 Sig Bde. Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Once in a while I visit the Yongsan Thrift Shop for bargain items. I have bought cheap items there still in fairly good condition and usable. Some of these usable items include computers, still containing original hard disks with personal identifiable information (PII), e.g., SSN, phone numbers, street addresses, photos, and so on. The problem with this is when people with bad intentions get a hold of the information a whole lot of bad things could happen. One of the bad things that could happen is Identity Theft. Identity Theft is stealing a person’s identity. When you hit the delete button, erasing data just enables the computer to write over that space again; it doesn’t actually eliminate the original bits and bytes (the information). Before you donate your old computer to the thrift store, or charity, or toss it out into the trash, remove the hard-drive to ensure you’re not tossing out or passing along your personal details. One technique to make sure PII is protected is to use a software tool like Eraser to do a complete wipe of your drive, but Eraser is not free. The best way without spending any money is to physically remove your drive, and smash the drive with a hammer before throwing it in the trash.
Author Kelvin Boston to speak
Public Broadcasting Service “Moneywise” host and author Kelvin Boston will meet with U.S. Forces Korea community members to discuss financial planning, saving and investing, home ownership, credit and bankruptcy 6-9 p.m. June 17 at the Yongsan Army Community Service classroom, Building S-4106, Room 118. For information, call 738-4655. Boston is the author of “Who’s Afraid to be a Millionare: Master Financial and Emotional Success.”
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Col. Larry “Pepper” Jackson (left), USAG-Red Cloud commander, Lt. Col. Donald Meisler (center), USAG-Casey commander, and Richard Davis (right), USAG-Red Cloud deputy commander, address the Area I workforce during the quarterly Workforce Town Hall Meeting May 19. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Walker
Commander applauds workforce in town hall meeting
By Pfc. Jamal Walker USAG-RC Public Affairs CASEY GARRISON — Col. Larry “Pepper” Jackson, USAG-Red Cloud commander, and members of the USAGCasey and Red Cloud chain of command spoke to the directorates and others in attendance during the quarterly Workforce Town Hall meeting May 19 in the USAGCasey Digital Conference Center, which was broadcast by live television feed to Red Cloud Theater for the Red Cloud workforce. The main focus of the meeting was to give Jackson a chance to re-emphasize the garrison’s mission in Area I, i.e., USAGRed Cloud optimizes installation services to support readiness and well-being for service members, Civilians, and Families. Other subjects addressed were happenings in Warrior Country and what to expect in the near future with a projected schedule. Jackson spoke about the changes each unit will be undergoing and the support the directors will need to provide as troops and their Families begin permanent change of station season. “Although it will be a transition going through the PCS season because we will be losing Lt. Col. Donald Meisler, USAGCasey commander, in July and some others,” Jackson said. The great thing is we have a solid foundation with all the directorates and we have a strong work force.” Jackson spoke about how happy he was with the directorates and the work they are doing. He singled out the Directorate of Logistics office, by telling everyone they won the Department of the Army’s Maintenance Excellence Award for 2008. Jackson explained how difficult it was for Warrior Country to win such a prestigious award when they faced Fort Hood, Texas and Fort Bragg, N.C., the largest in the world. Additionally, he explained what an honor it is for Warrior Country to be selected, given the competition. Jackson also said it is not a reflection on just DOL but everyone because “when one of you directorates and your offices are doing a good job, we are all doing a good job.” “Some of you have been doing this for a long time and I am proud and confident in the professionalism and dedication you bring to the job. This is my opportunity to tell you how proud I am of each and every one of you,” Jackson said. The next Workforce Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for Aug. 18 in the USAGCasey Digital Conference Center. Send all questions and topics for approval to the Plans, Analysis, and Integration Office no later than July 14.
Kil, Kwang Chun, USAG-Red Cloud community releations officer, translates English remarks made by Area I leadership and others into Korean during the quarterly Workforce Town Hall Meeting, which took place in the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center May 19. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Walker
Soldiers, Civilians and Family members revel in Hukilau celebration on Casey
Hukilau revelers were entertained by these three Korean traditional music instrumentalists performing on (from left to right) the traditional Korean violin, Ah geang, the Korean traditional lyre, Geo mun go, and the traditional Korean flute, Pi ri during the USAG-Casey celebration of Asian Heritage Month, or Hukilau, which took place in the Casey Community Activity Center May 16. Additional photos from this event are available online at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Walker
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News & Notes
USAG-Casey Change of Command Lt. Col. Don Meisler, USAG-Casey commander, will relinquish command to Lt. Col. Richard Fromm July 10, at 10 a.m. H-221 Helipad. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be conducted in Carey Physical Fitness Center. For more information call: 730-5003. 2009 Independence Day Celebration Area I will celebrate Independence Day July 4 on USAG-Casey. Events will begin at 2 p.m. For more information call: 7326869. CG’s Mess Summer Blowout The CG’s Mess will hold its Summer Blowout June 19 at 7 p.m. The event features a live band, free food, with no membership required, there will be a $5 cover charge. For more information call: 732-7258 Fresh Start Community Job Fair Army Community Service Center will present their Fresh Start Career Community Job Fair July 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center. For more information call: 730-3032. Power Outage Scheduled Camp Stanley Directorate of Public Works will turn off power to the Community Bank and the Stanley Post Exchange, 9 to 1 Club, DIC, Tunnel AHA, and Shopping Mall tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call: 732-6167. American Red Cross to offer Babysitting Course Persons interested in attending a babysitting course for youth ages 11 to 16 years contact the American Red Cross at: 7303246/3184. ICE Training ICE training will be held in building S-435 room 5 from 10 a.m. until noon June 19. For more information call: 732-6788. Fun With Fitness Summer Reading Program USAG-Casey Library will hold its Fun with Fitness Summer Reading Program June 18 through July 23 at noon in the Casey Library. The opening event will be held June 18 at 2 p.m. in the Casey Gateway Club. For more information call 730-6329/7326194/732-5597. USO Offers Free Long Distance at USAG-Casey USAG-Casey USO now has Skype and Ipevo phones available free of charge to make long distance world wide telephone calls complements of Skype, Ipevo and the USO. For more information call: 730-4466. Annual Army OPSEC Achievement Awards Program Forward all OPSEC Achievement Award nominations to IMCOM-K no later than November 5 in order to recognize significant achievements in operations security at the Department of the Army level. For more information call: 732-7189. eKnowledge Corp. and NFL Player Tackle SAT and ACT Test Preparation The eKnowledge Corporation extends $20 million donation to America’s Military Families by making available SAT and ACT test preparation software to military families and veterans. Order free software now and study during the summer. To place an order visit: www.eknowledge.com/military. For more information call 770-992-0900 or Red Cloud Education Center: 732-7015.
Garrison commander signs MOU with local church
Signing a Memorandum of Understanding for the Conduct of Public Affairs Operations are Thomas Vasel (left), pastor of Uijeongbu Baptist Church, and Col. Larry “Pepper” Jackson, U.S. Army Garrison-Red Cloud commander. The MOU, signed May 28, establishes a working relationship between USAG-Red Cloud and Uijeongbu Baptist Church for the use of church facilities as necessary to host press conferences and interviews when such functions could hinder essential operations on post. Jackson thanked Pastor Vasel for his willingness to support Soldiers and Families as a part of the overall community. — U.S. Army photo by Jack Loudermilk
17th Ordnance Company celebrates friendship
ROKA 56TH Ordnance joins party for Organization Day
By Pfc. Kim, Tae Hoon USAG-RC Public Affairs RED CLOUD GARRISON — “We go together”, is the mantra of United States Forces Korea, and means a great deal to the 17th Ordnance Company, since its mission is in cooperation with Republic of Korea Army and the company is made up of Korean National employees and Korean Services Corps members. Utilizing their slogan “enhancing R.O.K. and U.S. relationship and international family support,” the 17th held an organization day barbeque May 22 for Soldiers, Civilians, their Families, and ROKA troops attached to the 17th, at USAG-Red Cloud pavilion. More than 100 attended, playing sports, and games. “We wanted to provide family support as well as enhance R.O.K. and U.S. relationship,” said Cpt. Adrian Johnson, commander of 17th Ordnance Company. “We brought together our Soldiers and Civilians along with their Family members and the ROKA troops.” After the commander’s safety brief, they played Jok-gu, a football sport whose rules are similar to volleyball, while other participants cooked. Those not playing Jok-gu played baseball and took photos. A variety of food was served with the barbeque, including salads, fried rice, beans, and desserts. After lunch, awards were given to seven people for 10 and 15 years of continuous
Ko Jong In (right), 17th Ordnance Company carpenter, picks up some food and T-shirts during Organization Day, while Staff Sgt. Richard Pierce (far left) , 17th Ordnance Company FMWR coordinator, serves food. The Organization Day was held May 22 at the main pavilion on USAGRed Cloud. More than 100 Soldiers, Civilians, their Families, and special guests from ROKA 56th Ordnance Battalion joined for sports, games and barbecue. More photos from this event are available online at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kim, Tae hoon service and other achievements. Jok-gu to promote friendship. Three Korean officers from 56th “In Jok-gu games, we had ROKA officers Ordnance Battalion, along with a couple play with our Korean Nationals and Korean of enlisted soldiers, attended the event. Service Corps members,” Pierce said. “That Lt. Col. Shin, Young Seok, commander was one of the biggest events.” of 56th Ordnance Battalion, gave an Jo h n s o n e m p h a s i ze d e ve r yo n e’s appreciation plaque to Johnson. contributions made the event successful. “We had a big ammunition retrieval “If it weren’t for the Soldiers, their exercise with 56th Ordnance Battalion Families, Korean Nationals, Korean Service before,” explained Staff Sgt. Richard Pierce, Corps, and our Department of Army 17th Ordnance Company morale, welfare, Civilians, this would never be as successful and recreational coordinator, “everyone as it is,” she said. reacted quickly and were able to accomplish “We have a lot of very happy people here; the mission.” they loved the entire event. It was worth the Two units challenged each other playing effort.” Pierce said.
JUNE 12, 2009
Area I entertained by top university choir
By Jim Cunningham USAG-RC Public Affairs CASEY GARRISON — Soldiers, Civilians and Family members were entertained by the concert choir of Penn State University in West Chapel May 26 on USAG-Casey and May 27 on the Village Green at USAG-Red Cloud. The eclectic program consisted of both liturgical and secular music focusing on music of living and past African American composers, both men and women. “Plans for coming to Korea go back to 2004,” said Anthony Leach, Penn State choral music director. “I was in South Korea in July 2004 as a co-conductor of the World Youth Choir. We were based in Pusan and toured throughout Korea.” Since 2006 I have been putting together the necessary resources to come back to Asia and tour not only in Korea, but Taiwan and Japan as well.” Members of the choir had to raise funds to pay for their transportation, board and lodging to support themselves during the Pacific rim tour. “We sing, and that is what we do,” Leach said. “We sang concerts to raise funding for each and every one of us to come on this tour. There are no other sponsors or funding from the University.” The choir has traveled outside the United States twice before. Poland and the Czech Republic in 2001 and South Africa in 2005. The tour for 35 singers and four chaperones costs $5,000 per person and lasts 18 days incurring five flights. “This is a reasonable figure; we stay in hotels and do not look for lodging being sponsored by those inviting us to perform.” Leach said. “When we traveled in 2005 the costs were more.” The choir has a specialized repertoire of well known and obscure composers. “We do sacred and secular music from the African and African American cultural traditions,” Leach said.
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Anthony Leach (standing in front of the piano), Penn State music director, conducts the 35 voice Penn State University choir during their concert in the West Chapel on USAG-Casey May 26. More photos online at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea.— U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham “This means we do everything from and a few whom are only remembered by music intended for worship services, their contemporary compositions including entertainment, jazz, blues and all other forms Rosephanye Powell. The choir always moves about on stage written and improvised by Africans and while singing, and enters the concert hall African Americans throughout history.” Most of the repertoire performed by singing before taking their places on stage. Their exit is the same, shaking the hands the choir was written by some who are unknown because their identities were lost of the audience before exiting the hall. “We want our audiences to know they in history, but their art was remembered, to classical greats from the early 20th century were all special to us, and we sang personally including Scott Joplin, James P. Johnson, for them, before leaving,” Leach said.
Default band (from left) Jeremy Hora-guitar, Dave Benedict-bass guitar, Dallas Smith-vocals and Danny Craig-drums, a popular Canadian band leads the twin bill of Default and the popular band Trapt in performing for the USAG-Casey community in Gateway Park May 29. Additional photos from this event and other past events are available online at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
Famous bands rock Soldiers on Casey
By Jim Cunningham USAG-RC Public Affairs CASEY GARRISON — Soldiers and Family members had a rock in’ good time on the evening of May 29 when Armed Forces Entertainment brought two popular U.S. rock bands on post. The show was a double billing of Default and Trapt, two bands currently taking up space on the airwaves of popular music. “We were asked to come and play for the troops,” said Chris Brown, Trapt singer and guitar player, “and we thought it was a great opportunity to see a place we have never been and play for Soldiers whom we respect.” “We want to take their minds off being a Soldier for a little while and give them some entertainment,” said Trapt bass player Pete Charell. “We will be playing all four areas where there are U.S. Soldiers.” The band performed all our rock songs from up tempo to mid tempo, all original material. We have three albums out now so we plan to sing songs from all three.” Default took the stage first with their No. 1 hits back to back. The nonstop rock in’ had the Soldier crowd’s attention for more than two hours, after which the best known band of the two, Trapt, took the stage. “Our performance tonight will be the long versions of our hit singles and our hit CDs,” Charell said. “When we record we have to keep in mind the time restraints of the CD, but in concert we can play our best hits in full.” We really respect what Soldiers do in Korea, that is why we are glad to be here and entertain them, Brown said. Default began their first set with their best known hits, i.e. “Wasting My Time” and “Deny,” both songs from their first album. The band was discovered by Chad Kroeger, the vocalist of Nickelback (a Canadian band), when their demo tape
Red Cloud lauded for best AT program by JSIVA
caught his attention. Kroeger subsequently lent support and production assistance to their first and second albums. Their first album “The Fallout” achieved instant success due to strong radio play of “Wasting My Time” and “Deny.” Trapt began their sets with long versions of their well known hits “Headstrong,” “Someone in Control and “Only Through the Pain,” which was originally released in 2008 for Warner Bros. Records. Trapt members met in high school in the middle 1990’s and shortly developed an act with Chris Taylor Brown-vocals, Rick Sanders and Simon Ormandy-guitar, Peter Charell on bass and David Stege-drums. T h e y re c o rd e d t h e i r f i r s t C D , “Amalgamation” in 1997 to sell in local stores and during concerts. The band had began opening acts with the likes of Papa Roach in 1998 before they graduated high school. The band closed their last set with their best known hit “Headstrong.”
By David Newland USAG-RC Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security R E D C LO U D G A R R I S O N — Between April 27 and May 6, USAG-Red Cloud underwent a Joint Staff Integrated Vulnerability Assessment. Not only was the assessment successful, the judgment of the JSIVA team was Red Cloud garrison has the best anti-terrorism program the team has seen. The objective of the JSIVA team is to assist the USAG-Red Cloud commander with the antiterrorism program in the garrison. The eight team members assessed areas ranging from risk management to emergency management, including anti-terrorism plans, physical security, infrastructure engineering, training and exercises, resource application, program review, consequence analysis, and security operations. Each directorate within the Red Cloud garrison was observed as to how they support the antiterrorism program as well as all 2nd Infantry Division units.
JUNE 12, 2009
Garrison honors hidden heroes
By Dan Thompson USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
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belonging to American military veterans rested among tall grass under dour grey skies. Many of the graves belong to combat SEOUL — Just as President Barack veterans of World War II, the Korean War, Obama and European leaders were and Vietnam. Their government-issue descending on Normandy, France to tombstones were barely noticeable in the commemorate the 65th anniversary of little-known cemetery. D-Day, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan That all changed with the help of Commander Col. Dave Hall and an U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan and the entourage of Soldiers and Civilians cooperation of the Yanghwajin Foreign recently visited Missionary t h e Ya n g h w a j i n C e m e t e r y Foreign Missionary management Cemetery in Seoul last week as the June 5 on a goodwill garrison, cemetery mission to honor management, and American veterans anonymous visitors Col. Dave Hall buried here. teamed up to tidy USAG-Yongsan Commander Hall was joined up the site. by Command Sgt. “It is truly Maj. Ralph Rusch unusual to have in laying flowers at veterans’ graves there. American Servicemembers, especially More than eight American and Korean combat veterans, buried right here in Soldiers from the garrison’s Headquarters Seoul,” said Hall. “Now that there is more and Headquarters Company trimmed awareness of them, we’ll make sure they are grass and picked up debris on the graves. never forgotten.” Veterans of Foreign Wars member and Cemetery manager Jung Yong-sub, U S AG - Yo n g s a n Hu m a n Re s o u rc e s who served as a non-commissioned Director Bob Clifton ensured each grave officer in the Republic of Korea Army was honored with an American flag. and received training at Fort Monmouth, Soldiers sweated heavily under a New Jersey, understands the importance humid, sunny sky while plucking weeds of honoring those who ser ved, he atop the graves. When asked if he needed said. “We are very happy to have this a break, Sgt. Byron McGainey declined friendship and want to assure everyone the offer. “I consider this an honor,” he that we will honor the memory of anyone said. “This is nothing compared to what buried here and preserve their memory they sacrificed for us.” for future generations,” he said. Just a month ago, more than 20 graves B o t h t h e Ya n g h w a j i n Fo r e i g n
“We’ll make sure they are never forgotten.”
U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall (center) and Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Rusch (right) place flowers at the grave of Staff Sgt. Robert E. Bryant June 5 at the Yanghwajin Foreign Missionary Cemetery in Seoul. Bryant, who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1972, is among more than 20 U.S. military veterans buried at the cemetery. See photos from this event and more at flickr.com/usag-yongsan. — U.S. Army photo by David McNally Missionary Cemetery and the garrison have agreed to cooperate in cataloging more information about those American Servicemembers buried there. Visitors interested in paying their respects to the hidden U.S. heroes of the Seoul Missionary Cemetery may visit Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cemetery is located about 200 meters from the Hapjeong subway station (line two). Brown signs in English lead visitors in towards the cemetery and subway station maps clearly indicate its location. “Anyone interested in visiting the cemetery is welcome,” Jung says. For information, he may be reached directly by calling 02-332-4155 or 011-218-7542.
Community offers parenting advice, support
By Dan Thompson USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Kids may not come with instructions, but U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan is stepping up efforts to inform parents about free resources available to them following a string of youth misconduct problems in the community. Problems range from regularly disturbing moviegoers at the base theater to shoplifting and offensive language in public places, says Andrea Donaghue, Yongsan’s Army Substance Abuse Counseling Service supervisor. However, instead of focusing on the negative aspects of this behavior, Donoghue would like parents to focus on prevention and what the American Academy of Pediatrics calls “community monitoring.” Community monitoring involves parents being more networked with other parents and sharing supervision plans. Parents may give other parents in the network information about potential trouble spots in the area, negatively influential peers, or trends in behavior. Passively observing a youth going down the wrong path is not the answer, says Donoghue. “There seems to be a myth out there that teen angst, trouble, or not getting along with parents is a normal rite of passage for teens, and this isn’t the case.” So how does one know when their child is having difficulty with peer pressure, drugs, or a myriad of other problems? “Trust your instincts,” says Donoghue. “Monitoring and being there to talk is critical. Teens are still developing judgment and decision-making skills.” The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign says parents should keep a watchful eye out for these warning signs:
nWhen there are changes in your teen’s friends, behaviors, attitudes, grades or other signs that something is going on. nWhen your teen is going through a transition, such as starting a new school, moving, or entering middle or high school. nWhen your teen has already gotten into some minor trouble. nIf your teen seems unusually stressed. nIf your teen seems highly susceptible to peer pressure, lacks strong coping skills or suffers from anxiety or depressions. nIf your teen has a high need for stimulation, novelty and excitement and becomes bored easily. “Sensation-seekers” are three times more likely to use illicit drugs. nIf your teen comes from a family with a history of substance abuse, violence, or mental health problems. Donoghue stresses that just because your child may be displaying warning signs does not mean that it is too late to intervene, or even that your child may have developed a serious problem yet. However, many successful children do share a common thread. “The common thread among teens that do well academically and socially, and stay healthy and drug-free, is that they have close relationships with their parents,” she says. If you would like to build a closer bond with your child and get professional advice along the way, Donoghue is ready to help. “The ASACS door is always open,” she says. “Think of us as your personal parenting consultants.” Donoghue may be reached by calling 738-4579. Look for weekly parenting tips from the ASACS team each week this summer in both the Morning Calm newspaper and garrison website at yongsan.korea.army.mil.
Yongsan recognizes Yard of the Month winners
Garrison housing officials announced the May Yard of the Month winners as Maj. and Mrs. Chon H. Kim, Quarters 7213A, Eagle Grove and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald “BZ” Bresnahan, Quarters 7067A. In addition to a sign posted in the winning yards to recognize the best of Yongsan, winners received a $25 gift certificate from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and a $25 gift certificate from Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. “The competition is very tight and we would like to thank all the residents who take such pride in their yards and help with the beautification of Yongsan,” said U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Housing Officer Carol Jones. The June winner will be announced June 11. — Photo by Cristino Montanezsoto
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News & Notes
Gary Sinise and the Lieutenant Dan Band Everyone is invited to the Gary Sinise and the Lieutenant Dan Band concert Friday, June 26, 7 p.m. at the Collier Field House parking lot. Take the whole family and enjoy this concert. For information, call 738-5254. Transportation 101 Learn to use the mass transportation system in Seoul. Dress for the weather and bring Korean won for lunch and transportation. Each participant receives a free T-Money Card. The next class is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 17 in building S4106, Room 124. For information, call 738-7505. Red Cross Summer Youth Program It’s summer again and Red Cross is looking for volunteers ages 12-17 to help in the exciting programs planned for this summer between now and June 17. Activities include fundraisers, helping at the hospital, training, leadership opportunities, and more! Volunteer! Change a life. Get an applications packet at the Moyer CAC, second floor. For information, call DSN 738-3670. Moneywise in the Military Army Community Service presents Moneywise in the Military with Kelvin Boston 6-9 p.m. June 17, at the ACS Building S4106, Room 118. This live, free event is hosted by Kelvin Boston of the PBS series “Moneywise” and author of “Who’s Afraid to be a Millionaire.” Make a difference in your financial future! For information, call 738-7505. Collier Field House Fun Run Learn to use the mass transportation system in Seoul. Dress for the weather and bring Korean won for lunch and transportation. Each participant receives a free T-Money Card. The next class is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 17 in Building S4106, Room 124. For information, call 738-7505. Bowlopolis Pee Wee Bowling Club Yongsan Lanes is offering a 10-week instructional Youth Bowling program for children age 4-6 years old. The program starts at 9:45 a.m. every Saturday until June 20. Spaces are limited to 25 bowlers and the cost is $5 per week for a total of $50. For information, call 723-7830. Spring Flowers at Self Help Additional spring flowers have been purchased for those residents who were not able to receive any during the first issue. Availability dates are: June 16, 18, 20 and 23. Stop by Building 5274 next to the quartermaster laundry to pick up some flowers. Flowers are for GFOQ, family quarters, leased housing and Hannam Village residents who have not previously picked up flowers this year. For information, call 738-7531. Summer Reading Program The Yongsan Library kicks off its Summer Reading Program 11:30 a.m. June 23 with a special party for young readers. Interested? Registration has opened. For information, call 723-7380. BOSS is Sending Cookies to Combat BOSS is asking your help in getting addresses of deployed Servicemembers and DOD Civilians who would like to receive a free box of Girl Scout cookies. Please e-mail the full APO addresses for recipients to [email protected]
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Why do Koreans bow?
By Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyung USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — You may have seen it in a movie or on television before coming to Korea, but here the tradition of bowing is everywhere. If you find yourself not knowing how to respond when someone bows to you, you may want to take a moment to learn more about it. As early as in ancient Egypt, bowing was a symbol of respect and an important religious gesture. European cultures have had a tradition of bowing as well. In Western cultures, only nobility or the aristocracy received a bow, but the tradition of is no longer commonplace in modern times. Traditional Korean culture emphasized the importance of an intricate greeting system. As early as in the Three Kingdoms period (57 B.C. until A.D. 669), Koreans used more than 100 gestures when greeting, each appropriate for a specific situation with respect to one’s gender, location, degree of respect and seniority. In modern times, however, bowing in Korea is a part of everyday life. It is sometimes nothing more than a little gesture to go along with a ‘thank you’ or ‘excuse me.’ To make a polite bow, simply lower your upper body by about 15 degrees as a sign of courtesy. You do not have to bow to your close friends, but it is never a bad idea to bow as you say hello to an elderly person. When introduced to somebody formally for the first time, you should perform a deeper bow of about 30 degrees. Be warned, however, an exaggerated bow may make people feel uncomfortable. Some common situations when you might bow include when exchanging objects, when asking a question, when asking for a favor, and of course, when someone bows to you first. As strange as you may feel at first, frequent bowing is one of the most common but historically significant cultural experiences you can participate in while here in Korea. Therefore, the next time somebody bows to you, all you have to do to show your appreciation is simply bow back.
With over 5,000 years of history, Korea is rich in tradition. One of those traditions, bowing, has roots in the Three Kingdoms era. Visitors to Korea may consider adopting the tradition of bowing during their stay. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jason C. Adolphson
Friday arts program inspires children
Garrison updates fence policy
By David McNally USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Garrison officials updated a policy letter on the installation of fences in Family Housing areas June 8. The revised policy clarifies where fencing is, or is not authorized. “The change is that the garrison policy letter now states, ‘Fences are not authorized at Burke Towers and Hannam Village,’” said Carol Jones, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan housing officer. Garrison officials determined that the apartment-style housing at Burke Towers and Hannam Village were not appropriate for fencing because of limited green space, Jones explained. Other USAG-Yongsan housing can construct fencing, but only if approved. Policy letter 2-4 prohibits occupants of Itaewon Acres, Black Hawk Village, Eagle Grove and Yongsan South Post from constructing fences without prior, written approval from the USAG-Yongsan Public Works director.
Yongsan community children show off their talent following their Friday painting class at the Arts and Crafts Center June 5. The painting class is part of the center’s Friday youth program, which includes drawing, painting, and sculpting classes. Yongsan Arts and Crafts Center was designated the best arts and crafts center in the Army worldwide in 2007. — U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Lee min-hwi
JUNE 12, 2009
SAHS class of 2009 graduates
By Sgt. Lee Min-hwi USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — High school officially ended June 6 for the Seoul American High School Class of 2009. Hundreds of well-wishing families, friends, and school and garrison officials gathered in Collier Field House to celebrate their accomplishments and watch the 136 graduates turn their tassels. The class finished the year with a 3.12 grade point average. Presidential Academic Excellence Awards were awarded to 25 students for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and scoring in the top 15 percent on the subtests of the SAT or the ACT. Honors diplomas were awarded to 19 students with a cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher. The class valedictorian was Jackson Morris and the salutatorian was Crystal Joh. Other Class of 2009 accomplishments include five high school seniors earning appointments to military academies: two to the U.S. Air Force Academy, two to the West Point Prep School, and one to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. In addition, 35 seniors earned 63 ROTC scholarships. Eighth U.S. Army Commander Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr. was the keynote speaker for the commencement ceremony. Fil thanked all of those who devoted themselves to educating and preparing young men and women for bright future. “The teachers, school guidance counselors and all the administrators made sure that children of the Servicemembers and civilians serving in Korea receive high quality of education and stimulated our environment,” Fil said. Fil also praised the success of the Class of 2009 in academics and sports. Other than 63 ROTC scholarships, 10 seniors received military organization-related scholarships from the Non-Commissioned Officers Association, Audie Murphy Association, Yongsan Sergeants Major Association and more. Many seniors participated in sports programs and contributed to winning Far East Championships in football and tennis. They also won the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Championships in girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball and swimming and more. Several seniors were competing at “All Conference” and “All Tournament” level athletics. “We are so proud of each and every one of you for your accomplishments. You have demonstrated that you are capable of succeeding in a very challenging environment,” Fil said. “Precisely because of your experiences living overseas and excellent education received, you will excel in any environment. Remain positive and confident and
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With a switch of their tassels, 136 Seoul American High School seniors officially become graduates. The Class of 2009 achieved a 3.12 cumulative grade point average. See more photos at flickr.com/usag-yongsan. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Lee Min-hwi be proud that you are a graduate of SAHS. Embrace your dreams, chase them, and don’t be afraid to stumble a little along the way.” The motto that illustrated the ambitions of graduates was from Tim McGraw’s quotation, “We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.” “As we are advancing to the new chapter of our life, we will face change,” Joh said. “However, we must not let our mind live in the past. There is little purpose in worrying, even in the glory of our best accomplishments.” “Many people in history all over the world invented something for themselves, and you shall be able to do so also,” Morris said in his graduation speech. “Every year in the high school was better than the last, and I am going to really miss it.” “As you walk away from this gymnasium today, think about not only yourself, but also the people who will follow your path,” said June Wilkins, the senior class advisor. “It is a new chapter of your lives, seniors. Let’s turn the page.” “I feel very relived and happy, but also a little bit sad because some of the friends I made here are going up to different schools,” said Jonathan Zemlin. “I am going to go to the University of Maryland right now, but I hope to transfer to the Santiago State University and go back to the states. I would like study graphic design and make 3D images for people’s entertainment. I just like doing things that people can laugh at and enjoy.” “I am really ready to start the next chapter of my life,” said Alexandra Roberts. “I am going to go to the University of Alaska and probably major in education or psychology. I would love to work with kids. I probably will become a fourth-grade teacher because I had a really good teacher when I was young.”
Prevention key to avoiding potentially deadly heat injuries
By Cpl. Choi Keun-woo USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — It’s that time of the year again – high temperatures, high humidity and heat injury. While summer in Korea can be fun, Soldiers and Yongsan community members should be careful to avoid falling victim to the high heat. “Summer temperatures in Korea can reach as high as 100 degrees Fahrenheit, which greatly increases the risks of suffering from heat injuries,” says U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Safety Specialist Juan Vazquez. The problem is compounded by high humidity because the country is a peninsula surrounded by water. High humidity interferes with the body’s ability cool itself and thus contributes to heat injuries, he says. The three main heat injury classifications are heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Some of the most common causes of
heat injuries are dehydration and excessive salt depletion through sweating. Soldiers and community members are strongly urged to continually drink water. The Yongsan Safety Office will let the community know whenever temperatures reach above 85 degrees Fahrenheit through the Yongsan Garrison website, https:// yongsan.korea.army.mil. Over the past nine years, there have been an annual average of nine cases of heat exhaustion and three incidents of heat stroke in the garrison, says Vazquez. While there has been a rising trend in heat exhaustion cases since 2005, there has been a decline in overall cases of heat stroke, which is more serious, since 2004. However, that should not lead to complacency. “Heat exhaustion often leads to heat stroke,” said Vazquez. “That the average number of incidents for heat stroke decreased despite sharp increases in heat exhaustion may mean that the garrison has become
more effective in treating heat injuries.” Heat stroke can be deadly, so prevention is key, especially for those unaccustomed to Korea’s climate, says Vazquez. The Army Study Guide recommends the following measures to prevent and treat heat related injuries: Heat cramps Symptoms nPainful cramping of the larger muscle groups (legs, arms, and abdomen) due to excessive loss of salt through heavy sweating plus several hours of sustained exertion. Treatment nMove to a shaded area n Massage arms and legs to increase circulation nConsume 0.1% salt and water solution orally (half a teaspoon of salt dissolved in one quart of water), sports drink, salted food, meal-ready-to-eat ( with fluid) Heat exhaustion Symptoms
nHeavy sweating, headache, light-headedness, nausea, vomiting, tingling sensations nCore temperature of 99-104 Fahrenheit Treatment n Move to a shaded area and loosen clothing nDrink cold water (1-2 liters over 2-4 hours) Heat Stroke Symptoms nUnconscious patient may vomit and gasp for air Treatment nLower body temperature as fast as possible to body temperature 101-102 Fahrenheit or lower nRemove all clothing In case of emergency, one may call the garrison’s emergency service at 0505-753-7911. Heat injury is preventable with adequate awareness. For any questions or training advice, contact the Yongsan Safety Office at 738-5253.
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a valuable tool to get important comments from our customers. The next focus group will be held in August. We also have an annual survey to extensively ask important questions about how we are meeting the needs of our community members. The next survey will be conducted in the fall. Last year, we had nearly 750 community members participate in the annual survey. As part of our commitment to the Army Family Covenant, we have a tradition of providing a level of service commensurate to the high level of service given by our Soldiers and their families. This means we do everything we can to provide the best home you can possibly have. Our community has a tradition of doing well in the annual Army Communities of Excellence competition. I firmly believe this is because we listen closely to our community members. You have my commitment to listen to what you have to say. Customer service is key to customer satisfaction. I encourage you to use the ICE system to let us know how we’re doing. I also want you to know that we have a Commander’s Hotline for issues important to you. You can call 7383484 or use the form on our website. I look forward to hearing from you soon! Army Strong!
roviding pertinent feedback may very well be the single-most important thing you can do to make the Yongsan community better! As the garrison commander, I rely on ICE, or the Interactive Customer Evaluation system available on our website or kiosks around the garrison. There are some things you should understand about our ICE system in Yongsan. First, I personally read every comment you send. Second, regardless of your experience with one of our service providers, it is essential that both positive and negative feedback be provided to us. All too often, people who receive good service are less likely to fill out an ICE comment, but, I would like to encourage you to drop us a comment no matter how you feel. I use this as an indicator of how we are meeting your needs. The ICE system is just one of three ways we monitor customer satisfaction at the garrison. We also gather feedback through Community FIRST (Feedback, Issue, Resolution, Today) with targeted community members. Last month, we held two such sensing sessions with a group of Department of the Army Civilian Employees and a group of active duty Soldiers. This is
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Alternative rock bands draw hundreds
More than 500 Yongsan residents turned out Sunday, May 31 for an alternative rock concert by “Trapt” and “Default.” The outdoor IMCOM Entertainment concert at the Collier Field House parking lot started at 7 p.m. and went on for hours bringing smiles and cheers to attendees. “I think the show was great and the people loved it,” said Eric Yim, USAGYongsan FMWR community recreation division chief. — Photo by Chang Chae-hun
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Warrior spotlight: Experience helps NCO shape future Soldiers
By Sgt. Scott Kim 1st HBCT Public Affairs There are many attributes that define what a great leader should be. Experience is among the most respected of these attributes because it can only be gained through time, hardship and the ability to learn from mistakes. That’s why Sgt. Mando Redulla, paralegal team leader for the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team teaches his Soldiers the value of picking themselves up after a fall and take in the lesson that dropped them in the first place. “I try and steer them to the positive side and see the lessons they’ve learned instead of focusing on their failures,” said Redulla. Redulla said he joined the Army to repay his debt to the country which he feels has given so much to him. “I just felt that the U.S. has given me a lot of opportunities: graduating from DeVry University, Chicago, and taking care of my Family. I thought this would be a good way for me to give back to America.” Redulla is an experienced NCO and knows what it takes to lead successfully from the front. “I deployed with 1st Armored Division and we helped the Iraqis rebuild their court system because when we got there it was non-existent; and since we were the first occupying unit there it was our job to reestablish law and order.” Redulla’s main motivation for being an NCO is the knowledge he is helping to
Sgt. Mando Redulla (right), paralegal NCO for Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Heavy Brigade Comabt Team, trains Pfc. Derek Wilcox, paralegal for HHC, 1st HBCT May 27 in the brigade legal office. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Scott Kim
shape the future of the Army through his leadership and example. “You get to transfer your knowledge and skills to Soldiers which helps them out because you are molding them into better Soldiers. Eventually they will become
NCO’s who in turn will take your teachings and pass them on to the next generation,” Redulla said. Going through set-backs and hardships will make Soldiers stronger once they get past them, Redulla said.
“You can bounce back from anything but if you live in the mistake and dwell on failures, you won’t improve and they will stay with you forever …but if you stand up and take responsibility for the failure you’ll get over it and be stronger for it.”
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to an attorney about what resolutions you are seeking to your legal problems. The attorney/client relationship is formed when you speak to an attorney about your legal issues. When you ask your agent to do it for you, then there is a question as to whether the relationship exists between you and the attorney or between the attorney and your agent. In short, you have added a barrier between you and the attorney, the person who you are asking to help with your problems. Modern technology (e-mail and VoIP) allows you to communicate with people in the United States with very little effort. You can employ these tools to talk with your attorney and to make sure that there is a clear understanding of your wishes and it is an easier method of getting any questions you may have about your case answered quickly and professionally. If your instructions or questions to the attorney, via your agent, are not clear, you may get the exact opposite of what you are asking for. It’s a bit like that game we played as children, “Telephone”. You told your friend something and they passed it down the line, by the time it got to the end, what was said was nothing like what you told the first person. While it was all fun and games then, a miscommunication between you and your attorney could be extremely costly now. That is why it’s important for you to be the one
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Special Power of Attorney may have unintended consequences
By Capt. Randy L. Johnson USAG-Humphreys Legal Center
HUMPHREYS GARRISON – We’ve all see the commercials about the difference between a general power of attorney and a special power of attorney. We all know that a special power of attorney grants the bearer the authority to do a specific task on your behalf. If you’re giving someone a special power of attorney allowing them to file your taxes or sell your car, it’s pretty simple. If you are giving someone a special power of attorney to someone to act as your agent in a legal matter (hire and communicate with an attorney), then it gets a little more complicated and it’s probably not a good idea. It puts your agent between you and your attorney, two people whose interests are best served when they are in direct communication. On its face, it may seem as though it’s so much easier to give someone a special power of attorney and let them speak to a lawyer on your behalf. However, the bottom line is when it comes to legal matters no one is a more efficient communicator of your needs and desires than you. It is probably better for you and the attorney representing your interests, if the two of you are communicating directly. The special power of attorney is basically a set of instructions and the authority of a person to go do what you have asked of them. So, when you add a third person into the mix, in this case, an attorney, the message sent may not always equal message received. It is important to realize that the attorney client relationship relies on communication from the client (you) doing the talking. This is especially true when it comes to family law issues such as divorce or child custody problems. They can be complex cases that need your involvement and attention and moreover, your attorney needs you to be involved with the representation. Just remember to think twice before you consider drafting a special power of attorney get someone to handle your legal issues. The lines of communication between you and your attorney should be as clear as possible so that you get the best representation possible. You have all kinds of technology available to you to keep establish communication and ask questions. The most effective communicator of your legal needs is you.
Former drill sergeant competes in Best Warrior
Staff Sgt. Carisa Wade, USAG-RC platoon sergeant, prepares to fire one of 10 rounds from her weapon in the kneeling position while participating in the Best Warrior Competition at USAG-Casey May 20.— U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Walker
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
Dragonball: Evolution (PG) 3 p.m. Night at the Museum: Battle... (PG) 6:30 p.m. 17 Again (PG-13) 8:30 p.m. Terminator Salvation: The Future begins (PG-13) 7 p.m.
Observe and Report (R) 6:30 p.m. Night at the Museum: Battle... (PG) 8:30 p.m. Night at the Museum (PG) 1 p.m. Terminator Salvation (PG-13) 7 p.m. Up (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. 12 Rounds (PG-13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
Dragonball: Evolution (PG) 6:30 p.m. Adventureland (R) 8:30 p.m. Night at the Museum (PG) 3 p.m. Terminator Salvation (PG-13) 7 p.m. Up (PG) 3:30 p.m. 12 Rounds (PG-13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (PG) 7 p.m.
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Observe and Report (R) 7 p.m.
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12 Rounds (PG-13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
17 Again (PG-13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
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State of Play (PG-13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
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Observe and Report R) 7 p.m.
17 Again (PG-13) 7 p.m.
Adventureland (R) 7 p.m.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (PG-13) 7 p.m.
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12 Rounds (PG-13) 6 p.m. Star Trek (PG-13) 8:30 p.m. Coraline (PG) 1 p.m. Hangover (R) 3:30 / 6 p.m.
Angels and Demons (PG-13) 6 /9 p.m.
Knowing (PG-13) 6 p.m.
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Dragonball: Evolution (PG) 1 p.m. Hangover (R) 3:30 / 6 p.m.
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Dragonball: Evolution (PG) 7 p.m.
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Monsters vs. Aliens (PG) 7 p.m.
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (PG) 7 p.m.
Terminator Salvation (PG-13) 7 p.m. Fast and Furious 2009 (PG-13) 9 p.m.
Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins (PG-13) 7 p.m. Dragonball:Evolution (PG) 2 / 5 / 8 p.m. Knowing (PG-13) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. Taken (PG-13) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m.
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U.S. ID card holders enjoy free movies courtesy of Army MWR at U.S. Army installations in Korea.
June 12, 2009
Area II Worship Schedule
1000 1000 1030 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1230 1930 1300 1900 1840 1800 1830 1830 1830 1300 0900 1215 0930 1400 1830 Stone Chapel Stanley Chapel West Casey Chapel Warrior Chapel Crusader Chapel Hovey Chapel Memorial Chapel, Casey Casey Memorial Chapel Camp Stanley Chapel Stanley Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel Jackson Auditorium Camp Stanley Chapel Casey Stone Chapel Camp Castle Chapel Casey Memorial Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel West Casey Chapel Camp Stanley Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel West Casey Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel West Casey Chapel West Casey Chapel Collective Sunday Sunday Sunday 0930 1030 1100 0800 0930 1100 1230 1400 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
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Area I Worship Schedule
Collective Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Gospel Sunday
Area III Worship Schedule
1100 1100 1100 1300 1700 1900 1930 Super Gym Suwon Air Base Chapel Camp Eagle Chapel Super Gym Super Gym Super Gym Super Gym
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
COGIC Sunday KATUSA Sunday Sunday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Thursday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday
Liturgical Sunday Contemporary Sunday Traditional Sunday Gospel Sunday Mision Pentecostal Hispana Sunday Korean Sunday United Pentecostal Sunday KATUSA Tuesday
Gospel Contemporary KATUSA Tuesday Korean Wednesday
Mass Daily Sunday 1145 0900 1700 1700 Annex 2 Chapel Super Gym Camp Eagle Chapel Suwon Air Base Chapel
Mass Sunday Saturday 0900 1130 1700 Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker
Seventh-Day Adventist Saturday Early Morning Service (Korean) Mon-Sat Episcopal Sunday
Every 2nd Friday 1830 Annex 2 Chapel For information, contact Corey Ringer at [email protected]
, or call 753-3909
Catholic Mass Saturday Sunday Sunday Mon/Thur/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
Later Day Saints
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.
Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact
USAG-Yongsan Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David B. Crary: [email protected]
, 738-3009 Chaplain (Maj.) Adolph G. DuBose: [email protected]
, 738-4043 Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr.: [email protected]
, 736-3018 USAG-Humphreys Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Klon K. Kitchen, Jr.: [email protected]
, 753-7274 USAG-Red Cloud/Casey 2ID Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Richard Spencer: [email protected]
, 732-7998 Red Cloud Chaplain (Maj.) Fredrick Garcia: [email protected]
, 732-6169 Red Cloud Chaplain (Capt.) Mario Rosario: [email protected]
, 732-6016 USAG-Daegu Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Pyo Kwon: [email protected]
, 764-5455 Chaplain (Maj.) Edward Martin: [email protected]
Chaplain (Capt.) Anthony Flores: [email protected]
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American, Korean Red Cross lifeguards train for the times
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hUmphREys gARRison — The American Red Cross conducted lifeguard training last week at the USAGHumphreys Splish Splash Water Park pool. Four instructors trained one American and 19 Korean lifeguards from throughout the penninsula to develop best practices and necessary skills to respond to recreational swimming emergencies. In this photo series, lifeguards practice deep water spinal injury rescue procedures. Download high resolution photos at www.flickr.com/photos/usaghumphreys/ — U.S. Army photos by Ken Hall
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USAG-Casey American Red Cross gives Dog First-Aid class
By Jack Loudermilk USAG-RC Public Affairs CASEY GARRISON — A first for Area I, the American Red Cross at USAG-Casey completed a “Dog First Aid” certification course here June 6. Jana Fullmer, station manager for Casey’s American Red Cross office said American Red Cross helps people prepare for all kinds of emergencies, including those involving their pets. “Many people consider their pets as part of the family,” she explained, “so pet first aid seems like a good fit.” Fullmer said she plans to continue offering pet first aid classes if possible. “This class was taught by Capt. Cynthia Facciolla, our veterinarian in Area 1,” she said, “but she’s leaving next month. We are hoping her replacement will agree to continue the program.” Fullmer said she expects to offer pet first-aid classes at least twice a year, depending on demand. “If there’s more demand,” she said, “we will hold classes more often.” Facciolla said she volunteered to conduct the training because “it’s a great idea. Just like you should be prepared to give basic first aid to your family, there’s no reason not to be prepared for your dog or cat,” she said. While the course covered a range of topics from approaching an injured animal to CPR techniques, Facciolla said it’s important for owners to know what’s normal – health wise – for their pet. “I think the most important thing is just knowing when you’re in over your head,” she said, “when is the issue minor vs. major. People wait or turn to the Internet. Maybe their dog is coughing so they give it something they read about on line and they end up waiting too long to get help. Knowing what’s normal for your dog will help determine when it’s time to seek a professional.” Facciolla said surfing the Internet for answers only “tells you someone’s opinion; it doesn’t necessarily have to be credible. People rely on the Internet hoping to save money. There’s no reason not to call on us. Our costs for services
Using stuffed dogs as training aids during a Dog First Aid certification course at the American Red Cross office, USAG-Casey, June 6 are (from left) Dan Silvia, from Army Community Services, Casey; his wife, Kong-Ok Silvia, Casey Parish coordinator; and daughter Changmi Silvia, student from Clark University. The Silvia family owns nine dogs or, as Dan described, “540 pounds of dog.” — US Army photo by Jack Loudermilk are cheap, it’s easy to get an appointment, and someone is available to take calls 24 hours a day.” Military veterinarians are sometimes limited in the services they can provide, but Facciolla said they do offer vaccinations, hold sick-calls and appointments. “We can also discuss the problem over the phone and determine if the issue your pet is having is a real emergency,” she said. To learn more about veterinarian services in Korea, visit the 65th Medical Brigade’s Veterinary Services web site at
Army Family Team Building students learn about life in military
By Joni Ramsey USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Last week, USAGHumphreys Army Family Team Building had the opportunity to do something that has never been done on the installation before; they went on a field trip. AFTB Level I, often referred to as Army 101, teaches students the basics of living life with the military. After learning about military customs and courtesies, the class attended the Humphreys Garrison change of command ceremony June 3 to apply their knowledge. Students and instructors headed to the Super Gym to witness Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr., relinquished command to Col. Joseph P. Moore. AFTB Instructor and 23-year Army retiree Dawn Jones, gave a detailed commentary about the progression of the ceremony and the meaning behind customs such as passing the guideon. “The Change of Command showed some of the basic Drill and Ceremony that Soldiers train to accomplish from the very first day of entry into the military ranks such as the position of attention, present arms, parade rest and the official changing of command,” said Jones. “It was a great feeling to give information that students could really use and understand and relate to their Soldier’s daily work.” Amy Langa, an Army spouse for six years said though she has been in Korea many months, there were still things to learn in AFTB 1. “It’s nice to know what’s available to us and meet new people in the process,’ she said. “The information is Armywide so it’s helpful where ever you are.” New Army Spouse, Jennifer Garley, said “Explaining it
AFTB instructor Dawn Jones explains the chain of command and brigade command structure to AFTB Level 1 students at the Humphreys Army Communuty Services Center recently. — U.S. Army photo by Joni Ramsey to someone wouldn’t be possible. You have to see it. Seeing Soldiers in uniform is one thing but seeing them lined up and moving all as one is amazing.” After taking part in USAG-Humphreys history, class resumed at the Family Readiness Center, where students had a pizza party to celebrate their learning. They learned how to support their child’s education, how to read a leave and earnings statement, the chain of command, acronyms and terms, and many other topics that are important to military life. Felicity Hall, also a new Army Spouse, recommends taking the course. “Classes were well organized and instructors broke things down so it was easy to understand. I walked away feeling much more knowledgeable and confident about my life with the military,” she said. To find out more about the Army, sign up for the Level I class which will take place Saturday, June 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Army Community Services classroom. Level II, geared toward building personal skills such as time and stress management and communication, will take place June 30 and July 1. To register, please call Army Community Services at DSN: 753-8401 or e-mail Joni Ramsey at joni. [email protected]
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West Point Cadets learn duties, responsibilities of junior officers
By Sgt. 1st Class Krishna Gamble 2nd CAB Public Affairs humphreys GArrIsON — For approximately three and a half weeks, six cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point will be the newest, and quite possibly the youngest, platoon leaders in 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade. These juniors and seniors are participants in the Cadet Troop Leadership Training program. This program provides U.S. Military Academy and Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadets with an active-duty leadership opportunities and experience by placing them in platoon leader positions. “CTLT offers cadets the chance to shadow a platoon leader and learn from them by watching them handle different situations,” said 2nd Lt. Kirstin Strobel, project officer for the 2nd CAB CTLT program and a former CTLT participant. Strobel, a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, participated in the ROTC CTLT in the summer of 2003 in Brunssum, Netherlands. She was assigned as an executive officer for a headquarters company that supported the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. “I got to plan their organizational day even though it happened after I left,” said Strobel, 2nd CAB medical plans officer. “But they sent me pictures and it was interesting and a lot of fun.” That’s the same sentiment the West Point Cadets have about their experiences with 2nd CAB. “This is a great opportunity to see what a platoon leader actually does on a daily basis, and how he interacts with Soldiers. It’s very interesting and very different,” said Justin Langreck, senior at West Point majoring in biology. Langreck hopes to get medical services as his branch and eventually serve as a pharmacist. Langreck is assigned to 2nd Lt. William D.
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Brig. Gen. Walter M. Golden, (center) assistant division commander for maneuver for the 2nd Infantry Division, and Col Joseph P. Bassani, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade commander, enjoy lunch with six cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point who are participating in the Cadet Troop Leadership Training program. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Krishna Gamble Gowin, a platoon leader with Company C, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion. Godwin is a signal officer and his interaction with Langreck gave the 21-year-old cadet from San Antonio, Texas a second option for branch selection. “As the most deployed company in the brigade, I’m showing him what it takes for us operate,” Gowin said. “I’m showing him proper accountability procedures for the more than $5 million worth of signal equipment in 2nd CAB.” 2nd CAB will host cadets from USMA and ROTC in four successive groups until August 18. Cadets will receive an officer evaluation for their time spent in the unit. “This is a good program. We didn’t have this opportunity in officer candidate school,” Godwin said. “I hope [the cadets] enjoy it and get as much out of it as [they] can.” “The general told us to listen twice as much as we talk,” Langreck said of the advice Brig. Gen. Walter M. Golden recently imparted to them at a private luncheon held in the 2nd CAB dining facility. Golden is the assistant division commander for maneuver for the 2nd Infantry Division. “My dad was career Air Force and my brother is in the Navy ROTC at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., but I wanted to be in the Army,” Langreck said. “He is happy I serve in the Armed Forces and my mom preferred I joined the Army.”
‘We should have trust in each other because we live together, just like a family’
By Pfc. Ma, Ju-ho 2nd CAB Public Affairs humphreys GArrIsON — To Master Sgt. James C. Dillman, the safety NCO for 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, being a good noncommissioned officer is not very different from being a good Soldier. After 22 years serving in the Army, he says the secret to his successful career is to “do his own job.” As the safety NCO of the 2nd CAB, he supervises all brigade safety operations and provides the battalions appropriate operations and equipment as well. It is also his job to maintain and safeguard the brigade’s equipment. Dillman served in the Marine Corps Reserve while attending college and decided to join the Army after graduation when his wife was pregnant with their first child. He enlisted as a helicopter mechanic and built his career fast and successfully. “I spent most of my career as an E-7, serving eight total years to reach the rank of master sergeant,” Dillman said. Asked how he did that outstanding job, he said, with together and, at the end of the duty day, we all go to our homes at the same time,” Dillman said. During his long career as an NCO he tried to make Soldiers feel like the Army was their home. His easy-going style of leadership makes Soldiers work hard on their own; he doesn’t yell at them or force them to do tasks he wouldn’t do himself. “We should have trust in each other (because) we live together, just like a family,” Dillman said. Before joining the Army, he said he wasn’t sure what he could do, but he said the responsibility and commitment he experienced in the Army made him grow up and be more confident in himself. In a few months he will retire from the Army and begin a new phase of his life. “It’s time to move on,” Dillman added. When he leaves the Army in Nov. 2009 he plans to go back home and try something new. With his wife and his three sons, he is going to continue to raise a good family, just like he has done with his Soldiers. “I will never forget my 22 years in the Army. The Army changed me a lot.”
Master Sgt. James C. Dillman, safety NCO, updates the safety board at 2nd CAB headquarters, USAG-Humphreys. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ma, Ju-ho “I don’t think I’m a better person than his own easy-going style of speech, that he any young Soldiers,” he said. “I don’t tell was “just a little bit fortunate.” But in fact, he truly worked hard, moving them they’ve got to do something I just do to several places, from the United States to it with them.” Leading his Soldiers the way he has Germany, to Iraq and the Republic of Korea. always done, Dillman never had problems He has been an NCO for 19 years. Dillman treats his Soldiers as he wants to accomplishing missions. “We report for duty together, work be treated and works together with them.
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News & Notes
DOL Organizational Day USAG-Humphreys DOL Day has been rescheduled from 29 May to 12 Jun 09. All activities including CIF and Installation PBO will be closed. TMP vehicle dispatch office, ITO, CTO, post shuttle buses and gas station will operate normal business hours. Emergency contact numbers are: 011-327-8762 (Mr. Slawson), 010-4727-2857 (Mr. Tillery), and 010-5251-1995 (Mr. Scott) BOSS Beach Blast Get ready to have a rockin’ weekend at the Better Opportunity for SIngle Soldiers Beach Blast at Daecheon Beach June 12-14. Various events will take place on the beach including tug-o-war, sand castle sculpting, free music concert, swim suit competition, vollyball tournament, watermelon eating contest, jalapeno eating contest, relay and physical fitness competition. Sign up at the Humphreys Outdoor Recreation Center or call 753-8828 Army Birthday June 14 Old-time specials on tap for Army birthday celebration: free swimming at Splish Splash Water Park, courtesy of the United Club; 50-cent Open bowling at the Strike Zone Bowling Center; and 50-cent minature golf at Augusta West Miniature Golf Course Humphreys American School New student Registration begins June 15 New student Orientation begins August 24 at 11 a.m. in HAS cafeteria Meet and greet your teacher August 28 from 2 - 3 p.m. Moneywise in the Military Kelvin Boston, author of “Who’s Afraid to be a Millionaire” and host of the PBS award-winning financial series Moneywise will present a special seminar specifically designed for the military at the Community Activity Center Monday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m. Family members welcome to attend. Contact ACS Financial Services Advisor Clarence Figgs at 753-8403 Humphreys Camp Adventure Open June through August to all CYS Services children that have completed grades 1 - 5. Children can sign up for specific weeks by 5 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the week they would like to attend. Visit CYS Services Bldg. 570 or call 753-8507 Freedom Fest 2009 Sign up now for a fund raising booth at Freedom Fest, July 3-5 at Independance Park. Send your request for a booth plus the names and contact information of two individuals from your unit, Family Readiness Group or private organization to ‘[email protected]
army.mil’ as soon as possible 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. 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]
Humphreys American School names honor roll students
By Lori Yerdon USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs
honor roll (6th, 7th and 8th grade) Principals Honor Roll (4.0 Grade Point Average) Danielle Ambersley, Emily Cox Matthew Horton, Arthur Mills Kayla Pickett, Soo Yun Rhee Cody Rinehart, Sydney Salter Machala Swickard, Alisa Townley high honor roll (3.5 – 3.99 GpA) Hunter Bova, Kendra Berry Susan Choi, Julian Kelly Hannah Davis, Kexy Moreno Joshua Harlan, Victora Moretta Howard Hwang, Andrew Schmeltz Camara Jones, Tyler Anderson Nathan Kane, David Voelker Ju Hyeong Lim, Dayjah Tull Victoria Moreno, Ceressa Swickard Hana Santucci, Sarah Snow Sara Stephens, Cristian Mejia Amy Burger, Hyong Kim Cory Florence, Jr. honor roll (3.0 – 3.49 GpA) Thomas BainJun, Young Ham Jae Ho Kim, John Nichols Phillip Limb, Andrea Reta Jacquel Lopez, Zhenya Townley Von Joshua Matheny, Abigail Treb Gee Young Moon, Samantha Brownell Khalil Osborne, Ciara Florence Krizha Robihid, Syerra Dobson Levi Travis, Eric Campos Montavia Brooks, Ashley Brown Jacob Garcia, Alexander Allen Ju Bon Lim, Lemuel Travis Kyle McKinney, Daniel Song Saadiq Phillips, Amber Randall Akasha Wade, Geu Peschon Patric Herring, Jasmine Patterson Jaime Manglona, Hope McMahan
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humphreys GArrIsON — The largest ever group of students - 408 - successfully completed the 2008-2009 school year June 10. The following are the names of students recognized during the 2nd Semester Awards Ceremony at HAS this week, sponsored by the HAS Student Council, HAS teachers, Mrs. Vicki Leivermann and HAS Principal Joyce Diggs. Congratulations to the following students for their accomplishments:
honor roll (4th and 5th grade) Principals Honor Roll Crystal Ambersley, Anna Lippert* Gina Arnold, Felicia Lozinski* Joshua Aulds, Aubrey McMahan Krystal Brown*, John McMahan Noah Cruz*, Ethan Mejia Christina Durham*, Benjamin Mendenhall Jack Mendenhall*, Maddie Gist*, Annie Moore*, Victoria DeBoer Ashton Harlan*, Kenneth Musselwhite* Mirae Heo*, Dominic Perez Andy Horton*, Emily Schmeltz Yamileth Humphrey, Kianna Snape* Eunice Hwang*, Cynthia Stokes Anna Jenson, Cherish Travis Jiana Legaspi*, Lance Travis *Both 3rd and 4th Quarters A and B honor roll Crystal Ambersley, Kenneth Kim Gina Arnold, Kevin Kim* Joshua Aulds, Justin Lawson*
The Humphreys American School Eagle
D’Onte Blount, Thad Long Mordecai Choi*, Diamond Lowe Aaron Cotton*, Aubrey McMahan Jonathan Davidson, John McMahan Victoria DeBoer, Ethan Mejia Coleen deGuzman, Benjamin Mendenhall Paige Duskie*, Allen Mills Dominique Flores, Robert Paul Yeaji Ham*, Dominic Perez Olivia Hancock, Faisaun Pharr* Tristan Hardin*, Kalen Royal* Hunter Herring*, Emily Schmeltz Jackson Hill*, Maliki Smalls* Kayla Hood*, Joshua Solmonson Yamileth Humphrey, Cynthia Stokes Christopher Imajo*, Hakim Tatygulov Anna Jenson, Ryan Tillery* Christopher Johnson, Julian Totton Elise Johnson*, Cherish Travis Sierra Julian, Lance Travis Mitchell Welborn* *Both 3rd and 4th Quarters Citizenship Award (4th and 5th grade) Anagabriel Garcia, Ashton Harlan Myah Jennrich, Benjamin Mendenhall Janine Mongalo, Kenneth Musselwhite Alana Parra, Brianna Sablan Cherish Travis, Payton Wilson most Improved (4th and 5th grade) Tracy Altvater, D’Onte Blount Jonathan Davidson, Felipe Del Mauro Vanessa Engram, Christopher Johnson Kenneth Kim, Justin Lawson Thad Long, Jordon Stevenson Hakim Tatygulov
Lady Tigers softball team finishes runner-up
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Humphreys Garrison Lady tiger Sydney Saltzer sprints for third base as Yongsan Braves players Kaytlan Soriano (61) and Lauren Traczyk (64) attempt to throw her out during game three of the Child and Youth Services Girls Softball tournament here June 6. The tournament was the first girls softball event hosted at USAG-Humphreys. 2009 marks the first year Humphreys Garrison has fielded a team. Final tournament results: 1st place, USAG-Yongsan Braves; 2nd place, USAG-Humphreys; 3rd place, USAG-Youngsan White Sox — U.S. Army photo by Lori Yerdon
June 12, 2009
By Ken Hall USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs humphreys GArrIsON — The 2009 Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Beach Blast kicks off this weekend in Daecheon City and event organizers expect it will the biggest yet. This year’s Beach Blast runs from June 12-14 and marks the third consecutive year Area III has hosted the event. The event attracts U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines and KATUSAs from all over Korea to Daecheon Beach. According to James Hogrebe, Area III Community Activities Director, participation in this year’s event will exceed the last three. “We have more than 500 Soldiers signed up and a core group of about 50 volunteers,” said Hogrebe. “Our preparations are on track and this year’s Beach Blast will be the largest one ever held in Korea.” Dean Herrera, BOSS Morale, Welfare and Recreation Advisor attributes this years’ high turn-out in part to word-of-mouth from last years’ attendees. “This year our planning and preparations have been streamlined and run more efficiently, said
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Hundreds gear up for BOSS Beach Blast
Herrera said Beach Blast attendees will receive gift bags and T-shirts as and several awards for the sporting events such as trophies and towels. “Osan Defense Commissary Agency has volunteered to help in making this event the best ever,” he said. “We also have sponsors who have donated door prizes which will be announced during the events.” “All of us in Area III work very well together preparing for this event each year,” said Robert Frace, Suwon Air Base Recreation Center manager. “We want to do what we can to support the overall Area III effort to make sure all the service members who attend have fun. This event is also part of our partnership with MWR and ‘I am strong,’ which is a new sexual abuse awareness campaign which has recently been added to BOSS as a partnership.” Saturday’s activities will feature a tug-o-war, sand castle sculpting, volleyball tournament, watermelon eating contest, jalapeno eating contest, relay, physical fitness competition and an added bonus: the Army’s birthday celebration. “This year the Army’s birthday falls into our beach blast weekend perfectly,” said Frace. “This is a great pick-up of participation.”
Tug-o-war during 2008 BOSS Beach Blast. — U.S. Army photo courtesy James Hogrebe
Herrera. “We learned from previous years what worked and what didn’t. We also recognized who were the major players in the planning and execution phases.” Herrera said the Daecheon City Mayor’s office and city officials have been supportive during the planning phase and the actual event. “We’ve had several meetings with them and they’ve been eager to listen to our concerns and assist in any way,” he said. The three-day event will feature 30 canopy tents, 50 tables and a rock climbing wall. The first night of the event will feature spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread from 4p.m. to 6 p.m. Breakfast will
be offered Saturday and Sunday morning. Participants can begin checking in Friday at noon. “When Installation Management Command asked who could host this event – it was a no-brainer because the beach location is easy to get to, has a new resort hotel and water park and we have great cooks,” said Hogrebe. “We’ve been working on this event for about eight months and this year’s event was planned perfect to correspond with the ocean tides. The tide was a critical factor because during the day on the weekend of the event, the tide will be out most of the day, and when it rolls back in, we will be done with the activities by then.”
What are your plans for summer vacation?
“I’m leaving to go back to the United States and spending a couple of weeks visiting family, and I’m also taking a one-week course at the University of Virginia. Then I’ll spend some time in Washington D.C. visiting the Smithsonian and other museums.” Ms. Joyce Diggs, Humphreys American School Principal
“We’re taking a vacation to Hawaii and then spending half of our summer with our grandparents in New York and the other half with friends in Virginia. We are also moving to Pennsylvania.” - Anna Lippert, Humphreys American School 5th grade student
“I’ll be teaching the summer enrichment program here at HAS and then I’m heading to South Carolina near Myrtle Beach. I’m also going to Hawaii before returning back to Korea.” - Ms. Bernadette Kollbrand, Humphreys American School Kindergarten teacher
“I’m going to a week-long camp with the Boy Scouts and also going swimming a lot. then I’m moving with my family to Israel.” - Christopher Imajo, Humphreys American School 5th grade student
AREA IV Daegu celebrates Army’s 234th Birthday
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By Cpl. Lee, Jaewon 19th ESC Public Affairs DAEGU — Soldiers, Civilians, Family Members and local Korean dignitaries gathered at the Inter-Burgo Hotel in Daegu, Saturday to celebrate the 234th United States Army Birthday. The celebration of the 234th Army Birthday is in recognition of the priceless service the Army community contributes to peace and prosperity of the world. The Daegu version of the Army Birthday Ball was put together by 19th ESC cultural ambassadors and other sponsors, strongly supported in many different ways to celebrate the Army’s Birthday. The theme of this year is “The Year of the Noncommissioned officer.” This year’s theme is in tribute to all past and present NCO’s who have dedicated their passion around the world defending and protecting freedom and democracy. The entire Army has been promoting various the “Year of the NCO” programs to inspire communities and to encourage the NCO spirit around the world. According to Secretary of the Army the Hon. Pete Geren, the NCO Corps is the glue that has held the Army together through this period of protracted conflict. The last time the Year of the NCO was celebrated was in 1989. During 2009, the Army is celebrating it again to recognize and credit NCOs on their significant roles and accomplishments worldwide. In a same context, the 234th Army Birthday Ball was mainly produced by NCO’s, and the event was mostly operated by NCO’s from emcees and entertainment to NCO Creed recital and benediction of the event. The Army Birthday Ball was emceed by Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Watts, S3, 501st Sustainment Brigade, 19th ESC, who kept good atmosphere for the Ball with his quick wit throughout the celebration. The event started with the posting of colors and invocation by Master Sgt. John W. Proctor, Chaplain’s office, 19th ESC. Then the toasts were presented by Sgt. Karll M. Moore, 19th ESC NCO of the Year from 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Command Sgt. Maj. Choi, Jong Joon, Area IV Republic of Korea
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(TOP) Soldiers, families and Daegu citizens attended in 234th Army Birthday Ball to celebrate the “Year of the NCO” and promoted stronger relationships with each other, Jun 6. (MIDDLE) Brig. Gen. Xavier P. Lobeto, Commanding General, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, Deputy Chief of Staff, G4, Department of Defense present an appreciation award to President Sohn, Jung-Kil, 19th ESC Cultural Ambassador. (BOTTOM) A traditional Korean percussion band performs at the 234th Army Birthday Ball. — U.S. Army Photos by Cpl. Lee, Jaewon
Army Support Group, Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton G. Hall, 501st SBDE, Command Sgt. Maj. David Abbot, U.S. Army Garrison Daegu, Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka N. O’Neal, 501st Special Troops Battalion, and Brig. Gen. Xavier P. Lobeto, 19th ESC Commanding General. “Tonight is special not just for U.S. Army NCOs, but also special for Republic of Korea Army NCO’s like myself,” said Choi. “The roles of NCO’s are getting larger and growing bigger as today’s world continues to change rapidly.” To commemorate the 234th Army Birthday Ball, the keynote speech was given by Lt. Gen. Michell H. Stevenson, Deputy Chief of Staff, G4, Department of Defense, who shared his life experiences and lessons as a son, a husband, a leader, and most importantly, as an American Soldier. Stevenson entered the Army at the tail end of the Vietnam War. He recalled it was a very tough time for the Army because most of Soldiers were draftees, resulting in low spirit and lack of motivation. However, Stevenson was able to overcome hardships by lessons and values he had acquired from his father, an NCO and Veteran of World War II. Stevenson gave footprints of NCO’s in the Army history, emphasizing its hidden significance which has been a strong presence throughout the history of the Army. “For the past eight years, we have been fighting a global war against the terrorism and the role of the NCO Corps has never been more crucial,” said Stevenson, “the successes we have achieved in Afghanistan and Iraq are because of highly effective small units, which were energized by NCO’s great leadership.” For celebrating the Ball, Pfc. Na, Sung-ho, Inspector General, 19th ESC, also a famous Korean pop singer, sang “A sad, sad name” and Me-gu, a Korean traditional drumline, performed to entertain the attendees. The 234th Army Birthday Ball concluded with Lobeto’s closing remarks and a recital of the NCO Creed by Moore. “I am deeply honored to celebrate the Year of the NCO and how it has turned out,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Brian S. Connie, 19th ESC, “It is great to see different periods of NCO’s transformations over the time.”
Notice of Area IV Road & Gate Closures
The following Gates will be closed for Maintenance, Safety and Repair Work
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Camp Henry Gate #1 will be closed from 8 p.m. June 19 - 7 p.m. June 21 Camp Henry Gate #2 will be closed from 8 p.m. June 26 - 7 p.m. June 28 Camp Walker Gate #4 will be closed from 8 a.m. July 11 - 7 p.m. July 12 Camp Walker Gate #6 will be closed from 8 a.m. July 18 – 7 p.m. July 19
Please note that there will only be one Gate open per Installation while the work is done. So please plan accordingly as well for delays. We are sorry for any inconvenience or delays this may cause. If you have any questions about the security process, contact Robert F. Nelson Directorate of Emergency Services at 764-4106 or 010-9261-2006, or email: [email protected]
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By Lee, Jihye USAG-Daegu Public Affairs DAEGU — U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Child, Youth and School (CYS) children had a chance to learn Korean traditional musical instruments on June 3 in Daebong elementary school, Nam-gu, Daegu. Its purpose was to exchange cultures and to understand each other, aiming for forming an intimacy between Korean and American students and confidence for Korean students in using English. At 3 p.m., elementary school students gathered in the gymnasium in Daebong Elementary School. There were almost 90 children, about 50 from Daebong and 40 children from CYS. Children as well as teachers from Daebong elementary school welcomed USAG CYS students and teachers with great hospitality. In the beginning, there was an opening ceremony, followed by snack time for all the children. In the snack time the children had a time to share their greetings with each other, eating rice cakes, muffins and beverages. “I said hello and also made a lot of Korean friends in here. I think Korean friends are all friendly and very kind. I love it,” said Mykel Colins with a bright smile. After light snacks, culture exchange time was given to both schools’ children. Daebong Elementary School students prepared Korean traditional musical instruments. Playing those instruments was a real great experience for the children, both Korean and American. There were four sections in the gymnasium to learn Korean musical instruments. The first corner was for playing the tabor (small drums) and the sangmo (traditional hat with a long lace), the second was for the gong,
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News & Notes
USAG-Daegu Change of Command U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Change of Command Ceremony will beheld at Camp Walker’s Kelly Gym, 10 a.m., June 26. Col. Michael P. Saulnier will be relieved by Col. Terry D. Hodges. For more information, call 768-8072. 403rd AFSB Change of Command The Army Material Command, (AMC) 403rd Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) would like to announce ‘403rd Army Field Support Brigade’- Change of Command Ceremony. The location is at Camp Walker Kelly Field (Kelly Gym: Inclement Weather) on 22 July 2009, at 10 in the morning. Outgoing Commander: Col. Andre Q. Fletcher, Incoming Commander: Col. Barry Diehl. For more information, call 768-7630. Speak Korean! Learn Korea! Korean-English Speech Contest will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Wednesday at Henry Theater. Admission is free! Anyone who are confident in speaking Korean can attend this contest. For more information, call Capt.(P) Kim, Jong Sang at 768-8451. Camp Carroll Worship Service Every Tuesday there will be an 11:40 a.m. worship service at the Camp Carroll Chapel and everyone is invited. Lunchi will be provided after the service. For more information, contant the Camp Carroll Chapel staff at 765-8343 Building Survey Notification 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. Daegu Spouses Association Get Involved in your Community! Daegu Spouses Association (DSA) supports the community through welfare donations and scholarships. Find out more at www.taeguspouses. org Be a part of something great! For information, call 010-5846-0933. We Want Your Stories 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]
U.S. Army children exchange culture with Daebong Elementary School students
Children from Daegu Garrison CYS play the Korean traditional percussion janggu together with the students from Daebong Elementary School, during ‘Culture-Exchange Day’, June 3.— U.S. Army photo by Kim, Ayeon the third is for the janggu (double-headed drum pinched in at the middle), followed by fourth for the drum. So, the students from CYS were divided into four groups and each group came to each spot to learn how to play those musical instruments. When American students couldn’t understand how to play those musical instruments, Korean students kindly taught them how. Kim, Hyun-ji, a student from Daebong Elementary School said, “In here, I talked with CYS friends and also, I taught them how to play Korean traditional musical instrument. And I feel really glad to see American friends this closer. If there is any chance to be with foreign friends, I would like to join again.” In the middle of the gym, students from CYS gathered with a brightened face to see a boy who was playing the sangmo. Looking at him, they started to imitate what he was doing. “I taught them how to play the sangmo. In my case I have been playing this sangmo for about one year, starting from last year when I was in my 1st grade. I feel proud of this and also think that American friends are doing really great,” said Choi, Wooyoung, a student from Daebong Elementary School. “I also talked with foreign friends in English, which was really great to me. When I get friendly with them, I want to play with them, doing gawibawibo game. I wish there would be more chances for me to show this traditional musical instrument to foreign friends,” added Choi. At the end of the event, all the children gathered together and played the musical instruments, listening to ‘Chungdo Chasan’ traditional folk music.
Pay-Day Golf Scramble to bring the community out
By Kim, Ayeon USAG-Daegu Public Affairs CAMP WALKER — The monthly Payday Golf Scramble was held at Camp Walker’s Evergreen Golf Course June 5. Groups of four, in fact 18 of them, came out to compete and enjoy the beautiful weather at the Evergreen Golf Course. The Payday Scramble was open to active duty military, eligible ID card holders, U.S.Forces Korea government employees and their family members. Robert Chartier, chief of U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Directorate of Public Works environmental office, said, “The Payday Golf Scramble is to bring the community out, to play golf, to have a good time and to make better friends. We’ve tried this kind of event for many years. It’s not only golf, but various sports like bowling the last time. It makes us have fun.” Prizes had been prepared for the winners and losers. All players, however, enjoyed playing golf regardless of the prizes. They just enjoyed the meaningful time with their friends and families. “It’s a great opportunity to get out and to share time with co-workers,” Arnold Pindle, Deputy to the Commander, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade said, “Besides it
(from left) Lt. Col. Kosan Ko, 19th ESC G6, Chief Warrant Officer Tad Benuett, Chief Warrant Officer David J. Dwyer, 19th ESC G6 and Ian R. Kelley, professor, Keimyung College University, played as a team for the Payday Golf Scramble, June 5. — U.S. Army photo by Kim, Ayeon makes us socialize with other people in our - they are really great guys and excellent community. Though there was no hole-in- golfers so we are playing like Tiger Woods. one, it’s just a good day. I will join again.” So far, it was a lot of fun. I am looking Even though there are winners and losers, forward the next one.” all of them had a great time. The next golf scramble will be held Ian R. Kelley, professor of Department July 10 at the Evergrren Golf Course, of Hotel, Tourism and Catering at with a shotgun start at noon. Get there Keimyung College University attended by 11:30 a.m. for registration. To find as a civilian player. He said, “It’s a great more information about the Payday Golf chance to give the community players Scramble, contact Sgt. 1st Class Jason D. enjoy the game and to come out with their Gibbons, Headquarters & Headquarters friends playing golf well. My teammates Co., USAG Daegu, at 768-8689.
JUNE 12, 2009
By Carrie Williams Defense Commissary Agency, Marketing DAEGU — Drum roll please . . . “and the winner of a $1,500 scholarship is Patrick B. Buehl from Daegu American School as announced by Mr. Lito Miraflor, store director at the Daegu Commissary. The scholarships are part of the Scholarships for Military Children Program, funded by manufacturers and suppliers that provide products and services for commissaries around the globe. “We’re excited to report that the scholarship program continues to be a success in helping military families defray the cost of education,” said Defense Commissary Agency Director and Chief Executive Officer Philip E. Sakowitz Jr. “We’re proud to be associated with a program that has awarded 4,132 scholarships totaling more than $6.4 million since its inception in 2001.”
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USAG-Daegu has best garrison antiterrorism program in the Army
By Phillip Molter USAG-Daegu Public Affairs DAEGU GARRISON — United States Army Garrison Daegu earned awards for the Best Installation Antiterrorism Program as well as the Outstanding AT Innovation or Action from Installation Management Command, June 5. Garrison Daegu won two of the four annual awards given by IMCOM, which recognize superior achievement in AT by installations and individuals Armywide. "I am extremely proud that the hard work of Daegu's antiterrorism and force protection staff has justifiably been recognized as the best in the U.S. Army," said Garrison Daegu Commander, Col. Michael Saulnier. "More importantly, that hard work means that Garrison Soldiers, Civilians and their Family Members who live and work throughout Area IV, from Camp Carroll in Waegwan to Pier 8 in Busan, can rest assured that they do so safely and securely." The AT awards come on the heels of Garrison Daegu's recognition as an Army Community of Excellence, and further cement Daegu's position as an assignment of choice not only in South Korea but worldwide. Garrisons around the world, both overseas and in the U.S., compete for these annual awards. The Daegu Garrison AT team passed numerous inspections and assessments from higher headquarters with flying colors during the competition period. To win the overall best program award, Garrison Daegu
Scholarships for Military Children Program announces 2009 winners
Scholarship Managers, a professional scholarship firm, selects the winners based on academic merit, participation in extracurricular and volunteer activities, and the quality of their essays. Recipients are notified by letter. The full list of scholarship recipients and sponsoring business partners can be found online at www.militaryscholar.org. Nearly every one of the Defense Commissary Agency’s stores will announce a local winner; many commissaries will announce multiple winners. The Scholarships for Military Children program is administered by Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization responsible for building comfort homes near military medical centers. The foundation bears all costs of the program so that every dollar donated goes for scholarships. The general public has the opportunity to donate to the program through the military scholar Web site.
conducted extensive planning and team coordination, implementing numerous innovative steps and a multitude of best practices to ensure compliance with Army and DoD AT standards. Novel use of a closed circuit television (CCTV) system at Busan's Pier 8 led to Garrison Daegu capturing the innovative action award. Placing a CCTV system helped ease a considerable surveillance burden for the security personnel; however, large areas were blocked whenever a ship came alongside the pier. This was a challenge eagerly tackled by the Daegu team. The solution? Place a camera on the ship, high up on a mast, eliminating the "blind spot" and significantly increasing the force protection posture. Among the many Daegu Garrison team members in the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobility & Security (DPTMS) responsible for these achievements are director William Cole; Steven Gamble, security manager; Tim Friedrich, AT program manager; Martin Garcia, AT officer for Camp Carroll; and Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Cinocco, security NCO.
After this event was over, children got together and exchanged their telephone numbers as well. With sad feelings to have to say bye, Kelly Kaylee Peters, a student from CYS said, “I played the instruments and talked with Korean friends. I felt really happy to be here and also made a lot of friends, so I will keep in touch with them.” Students from CYS said goodbye to friends from the Daebong school. In turn, students from Daebong Elementary School waved their hands. “It was really exciting to learn four musical instruments with children in this
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local elementary school. It was an event which makes friendship between Daebong Elementary School and CYS strong as a part of Good Neighbor program, so this time would be really valuable for all of us,” said Kyong Anguay, a teacher from CYS. “It’s been about three months as I work for School Age Service program, and I found out that there are so many people who want to learn more about Korea. If there can be many programs like this, I want all the people who are interested in this program would join us all together,” Anguay added.
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AREA IV Job Opportunities
VACANCY Camps Henry, Walker , George Supv Logistics Mgt Spec (Instr) Medical Support Tech Camp Carroll Outreach Prog Coord Logistics Mgt Spec Busan Marine Cargo Specialist GRADE YC-2 GS-5 GS-9 YA-2 GS-9 LOCATION 19TH ESC 168th Med Bn ACS AFSBN-NEA 837th Trans Bn
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ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER APF US CITIZEN POSITIONS KOEZ095555249 KOEZ09528445 KOEZ09506492 KOEZ09230602R
CLOSE DATE Jun 19 Jun 15 Jun 18 Jun 22 Jun 12 Jun 26
KOEZ09512096 NAF US CITIZEN POSITION KRNAFEZ090018WW Business Manager APF KN & 3RD COUNTRY FAMILY MEMBERS POSITIONS SN-09-0180T Recreation Aid, KGS-0189-3 (Not to exceed 30 Sep 2009) CONTRACT N/A On-Call HR Specialist N/A ACAP Counselor P/T – F/T
DFMWR, Bowling Ctr
KGDS-3 DFMWR, CRD, Pool Until Filled (5 Positions) 1st Cut Off 22 May N/A N/A SERCO, MPD SERCO, ACAP Until Filled Until Filled
For more information, contact Employment Readiness Program Manager, Steven Wegley at 768-7951
CAMP CARROLL OUTDOOR POOL OPEN
Hours of Operation: Memorial Day through Labor Day
Monday-Closed Tuesday through Sunday 1000 - 1900 Holidays 1000 - 1900
Come enjoy the pool in a safe and healthy environment for all! For more informaton, call Camp Carroll Outdoor Swimming Pool at 765-4274
JUNE 12, 2009