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Volume 5, Issue 35

Summer reading program comes alive at USAG-Casey
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June 22, 2007

USAG-H takes top antiterrorism award honors
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Father-son team reunites with the 35th ADA Brigade in Korea
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Top Soldiers compete for ‘Best Warrior’ title
EUSA Public Affairs

Sgt. Nicholas J. Johnson, 8th U.S. Army Soldier of the Year, puts Pfc. Christopher Baker, 2nd Infantry Division Tae Kwon Do team member, into the backmount position during the combatives portion of this year’s “Best Warrior” competition conducted at Camp Casey June 4 - 8.
Army Troop Command-Korea. “I have no choice but to go all the way,” said Trinidad, 8th Army Marching Band. “I have to make it all the way to D.C. and bring that baby home.” For all 22 Warriors, the competition began quietly June 4, as their sponsors helped them check into the Warrior Exercise Billets and in-process. Just after lunch, they received their welcome and inbriefing directly from 8th U.S. Army’s Command Sgt. Maj. Barry C. Wheeler. After the competition was laid out for them, but with a mystery event and unknown warrior tasks still daunting the next few days, the mental tests began with a 25-question written exam. They had one hour to answer the general military knowledge questions — within 15 minutes, every single competitor was done, Sgt. Peter J. Nesbitt, the 501st Military Intelligence NCO of the Year, finishing with the highest score.




By Sgt. 1st Class Matthew A. Davio, Cpl. Kim, Jae Hwan & Pfc. David Alvarado
Pfc. Christopher Baker can’t breathe. An elbow is putting pressure on his windpipe, a bicep is closing off one carotid artery and a forearm is forcing shut the other. The 2nd Infantry Division Tae Kwon Do team member can only pull in vain at Sgt. Nicholas J. Johnson’s arm. The muscles are fueled by adrenaline, by preeminent victory, by the desire to win that brought the 35th Air Defense Artillery soldier to the 2007 Best Warrior Competition at Camp Casey to begin with. Before the competition, Johnson’s talents earned him a promotion. Now he’s earned the title of 8th U.S. Army Soldier of the Year — not just by beating the six other S.O.Y. candidates, but also by earning more points than the 21 other finalists in all three categories. Sgt. Ahn, Yong Jae beat out seven other Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army to bring the KATUSA of the Year title to 35th ADA as well, and Staff Sgt. Victor M. Trinidad defeated six other competitors to earn the title of NCO of the Year for U.S.

The next day began at 5:30 a.m. with an Army Physical Fitness test — Newhouse took an early lead by completing the most push ups. Spc. Amanda Miller, 18th Medical Command Soldier of the Year, followed with the most sit-ups. Nesbitt finished the two-mile run in 12-minutes, 15-seconds, tying for top place with Ahn. A few hours later, and the competitors were scouring the green mountain terrain of Camp Casey’s land navigation course. The first four check points had to be found using only a map and compass, but the fifth and final check point required using a Global Positioning System device, similar to the ones used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Once the sun set, the competition continued. Competitors added a red flashlight to their equipment, new check points to their maps, and a new midnight deadline.

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Independence Day safety message
incidents, significant indiscipline and On July 4 th we will celebrate the 231 st destructive behavior involves alcohol abuse. anniversary of our nation’s independence. In Prevention of alcohol abuse over the holiday addition, our Servicemembers will have a long is a command responsibility. All of us must do weekend 6 — 8 July. As we prepare to celebrate our duty — get involved in the lives of your this occasion and enjoy the holiday festivities, subordinates and peers and make a difference. it is especially fitting that we honor those who Engaged leadership, self-discipline, and defend the freedoms on which our country is UtOTC can ensure that tragedy will not mar based. Honoring our Servicemembers includes the joy of this holiday period. ensuring that all of them represent our nation Everyone should review the USFK 2007 as great ambassadors, while together we Summer Safety Campaign on how to be safe celebrate our nation’s birth. I expect first line during the holidays. In addition, Command supervisors to conduct one on one “Under the Gen. B.B. Bell Policy Letter #6, Buddy System and Command Oak Tree Counseling (UtOTV)” with each of Policy Letter #7, General Order Regarding Off Installation their subordinates. This approach is described in Command Policy Letter #2, Command Safety. Also, I encourage leaders Curfew provide command guidance on ways to stay safe. at all levels to view a video the Army Combat Readiness We must be relentless in pursuing our goal of “No Loss of (Safety) Center put together in an interview with me. The Life at any time”, while preventing major acts of video conveys my personal thoughts regarding UtOTC. Servicemember indiscipline. Commanders and Leaders are responsible to ensure this Leadership involvement, at all levels, makes a difference. Fourth of July weekend is incident free across their Additionally, view my video regarding summer safety commands and organizations. We are accountable. Leader concerns. I expect first-line leaders to be aware of their subordinates’ commitment and attention ensured no Servicemembers were plans and use UtOTC to gain a personal contract with lost and no serious incidents occurred over the long subordinates on ways to keep weekend activities safe, Memorial Day weekend. Thank you. Let “No Loss of Life” including eliminating alcohol abuse, enforcing the Buddy and serious acts of indiscipline be our end state for this System, and adhering to our established curfew. Also, inform upcoming holiday. We are Ambassadors for America. Have personnel that the use of pyrotechnics/fireworks, including a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July and stay safe throughout firecrackers, is prohibited except for officially controlled and the entire summer season. sanctioned displays. GEN B.B. Bell The chain of command is responsible to ensure UtOTC is Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK being executed to standard. A majority of our serious

Military Police Blotter
The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply the guilt or innocence of any person. AREA I: Larceny of Government Property, On 17 MAY 07, Person(s) unknown, by means unknown, removed one Compaq brand computer processing unit (CPU) and a flat screen monitor valued at $1,003.00. Investigation revealed during a unit formation, Subject #1 admitted to stealing the items. On 08 JUN 07, Subject #1 was advised of Subject #1’s legal rights, which Subject #1 waived, rendering a written statement denying the offense. Subject #1 stated Subject #1 admitted to taking the computer because Subject #1 did not want the unit to be locked down. The CPU was found hidden in the AKO online lab and recovered during the crime scene examination. The monitor remains missing. ECOL is unknown. Investigation continues by CID. AREA II: Larceny of Private Property, Operating a Vehicle without a Drivers License, PI #1, PI #2, PI #3 and PI #4 used a key which PI #2 found to obtain control of Victim #1’s POV, which was legally parked, secured and unattended. PI #1, PI #2, PI #3 and PI #4 were stopped by KNP for suspicious driving and detained, transported to the KNP Station where they were charged by KNP under RCC ART #331 (Special Larceny). PI #2 was charged by KNP under KRTL ART #40 (Driving a Vehicle without a Drivers License). PI #1, PI #2, PI #3 and PI #4 requested to be released to MP on a CJ Form 3 and were released into MP custody on CJ Form 2. PI #1, PI #2, PI #3 and PI #4 were transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where they were advised of their legal rights, in the presence of their sponsors, which PI #3 and PI #4 waived their rights, rendering written sworn statements admitting to the offense, and which PI #1 and PI #2 invoked. PI #1, PI #2, PI #3 and PI #4 were processed and released to their sponsors. PI #1’s, PI #2’s, PI #3’s and PI #4’s U.S. passports were retained. Investigation continues by KNP and MPI with KNP as the lead agency AREA III: Drunk and Disorderly, Disrespect to an NCO, Provoking Speech and Gestures, Resisting Apprehension, Subject #1 was observed by MP walking to the front of the bus line. When Subject #1 was informed that Subject #1 needed to move to the end of the line Subject #1 began to use profanity and made threats towards Victim #1. MP detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Subject #1’s person. Subject #1 was apprehended when Subject #1 shoved Victim #1. Subject #1 sustained injuries consisting of scratches to his knees, arms, legs and hands, but declined medical treatment. Subject #1 was transported to the USAG-Humphreys PMO where Subject #1 was administered a PBT with a result of 0.027% BAC. Subject #1 was advised of Subject #1’s legal rights, which Subject #1 invoked, processed and released to Subject #1’s unit. Investigation continues by MPI. AREA IV: Drunken, or Reckless Operation of a Vehicle, Subject #1, operating a POV, was observed by MP failing to use Subject #1’s turn signal at the Bowling Alley parking lot. MP conducted a traffic stop where MP detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Subject #1’s person. Subject #1 was transported to the USAG-Carroll PMO where Subject #1 was administered a PBT with a result of 0.065% BAC. Subject #1 was transported to the USAGCarroll UCC where Subject #1 did not consent to a LBAT. Subject #1 was transported to the USAG-Carroll PMO where Subject #1 was not advised of Subject #1’s legal rights due to Subject #1’s level of intoxication, processed and released to Subject #1’s supervisor. At 0930 Hrs, 11 JUN 07, Subject #1 returned to the USAG-Carroll PMO where Subject #1 was advised of Subject #1’s legal rights, which Subject #1 invoked. Subject #1’s USFK operator’s permit, vehicle ignition key and vehicle were retained. This is a final report. AREA IV: Larceny of AAFES Property, Subject #1 was observed by Witness #1 removing one Victoria Secret body splash, one Victoria Secret body butter, one liquid concealer, one Revlon cap, one Victoria Secret tank top, one pair of pants and one pair of shorts and exiting without rendering proper payment. Subject #1 was apprehended and transported to the Cp 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 offense, processed and released to Subject #1’s unit. The evidence was returned to AAFES. This is a final report.

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19th MP Battalion Change of Command Ceremony The 19th Military Police Battalion (CID) will conduct a Change of Command Ceremony on Wednesday, June 27 at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place at Lombardo Field. In the event of inclement weather the ceremony will be conducted at Collier Field House 2007 Seongnam Junior Golf Clinic Seongnam Golf Course will host Junior Golf Clinic on July 23-27 from 8:45 - 10:45 a.m. Clinic is conducted by Golf Professionals to get the students expose to the golf. The spaces are limited to 32 students. Activities will include: Introduction to use golf clubs and proper forms, grips, swings, skill evaluations. If anyone is interested in signing up for this free clinic please contact Jim Shaw at 010-6222-3488 or call Seongnam Golf Course for more information. Sexual Assault Hotline The 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline phone number is DSN 158. From offpost or cell phone, call 0505-764-5700. Individuals may also call USAGYongsan Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Leah Holland at 738-3034 or 010-8697-4869. Office Closure: ACofS, G-8, EUSA The ACofS, G-8, Eighth United States Army will be closed on June 22 for Organizational day. PWOC Lunch Bunch The PWOC Lunch Bunch will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following Wednesdays for fellowship and devotion: June 27th. July 11th & 25th and August 8th & 22nd. Bring a picnic lunch and drinks to the Pavilion behind Bldg. 510, camp Humphreys. Bring your kids! Bring your friends! Contact Misty Gillette at 010-8699-2390 or [email protected] for more information. Technical Forum Luncheon The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) is hosting a Technical Forum Luncheon, featuring Col Bull Miller, Director of Communications and Information, 7th Air Force; Commander, 607th Air & Space Communications Group at the Officer’s Club, Osan Air Force Base, on Wednesday, 11 July from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact Maria Roco-Stephens at [email protected] for more information. Operation Rising Star! Are you serving on Active Duty? Are you a great singer and performer? Do you think you have what it takes to be this year’s Rising Star? Operation Rising Star is a worldwide singing competition building on the success of Military Idol and its coming to Yongsan in October. For info contact Mario Farrulla at 738-5254 or email:[email protected].

Army hospitals to provide rapid access for Warriors in Transition
By Jerry Harben
US Army Medical Command, Public Affairs Office


June 22, 2007


Army hospitals will provide routine tests and treatment more rapidly for Warriors in Transition and soldiers within 90 days of deploying or within 180 days of return from deployment, according to a U.S. Army Medical Command policy memorandum issued May 30. The new policy shortens the access to care standards for routine primary care from seven days to three working days, and for specialty care from 28 days to seven working days (three working days in some cases of initial specialty care). It also establishes standards of seven days for diagnostic tests and 14 days for medically indicated non-emergency surgeries required to reach optimum medical benefit or fitness for duty status. The access to care standard for urgent care remains 24 hours. Warriors in Transition are defined as soldiers who meet the qualifications for medical hold, medical holdover or active duty medical extension; and Active Component soldiers who require a medical evaluation board or have complex medical needs requiring more than six months of treatment. The term does not normally apply to soldiers in initial entry training, advanced individual training or one station unit training. Warriors in Transition are to receive an initial evaluation screening within one working day after entering a Warrior Transition Unit, the organizations that provide command and control support for such soldiers at Army hospitals.

“This population has a need for expedited medical care. We want to quickly return these soldiers to duty, or transition them to civilian life. We developed this policy to ensure soldiers can rapidly access the care they need.” said Maj. Bill Judd, senior health policy analyst in Medical Command’s directorate of health policy and services. Every Army hospital now will dedicate at least one physician to the medical evaluation board process, which determines if injured soldiers meet standards to remain in the Army. Warriors in Transition will be assigned primary care managers and nurse care managers, and at some facilities social workers, to help them complete their treatment and navigate the health-care system. Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officers, who counsel soldiers undergoing physical disability evaluation, will be certified through standardized training. “We understand that to speed these soldiers through the system and also meet access standards for other beneficiaries, we might have to refer more patients to network civilian providers,” Judd said. Soldiers’ families or retired service members who cannot be seen at a military facility receive subsidized care through the TRICARE network of more then 220,000 civilian health-care providers and 55,000 retail pharmacies. Injured soldiers whose military futures are being considered by Medical Evaluation Boards will soon have a means to track the process and ensure accuracy of relevant information through the MyMEB page on Army Knowledge Online, the Army’s Internet information network. This site will be live by June 15. Medical Evaluation Boards are conducted at medical treatment

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SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post Events and Activities
The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a stretch of land that runs the width of the Korean Peninsula and serves as a buffer between North and South Korea. It is unique in that it marks a divide between two countries still technically at war. Korea was initially divided following the end of World War II into northern and southern halves, but after the Sovietapproved invasion of the South by the North that led to countless destruction and the lives of 3 million people, a ceasefire was arranged that left the country indefinitely divided. Visiting the DMZ is strictly prohibited. It is because of this fact that the area has become one of the most well-preserved stretches of wilderness in the world. While direct visits to the DMZ are prohibited, several tourist agencies provide tours to Panmunjeom, or the Joint Security Area where the armistice between North and South was signed in 1953. Getting There: Visiting the DMZ is only available through authorized tours, check with your local MWR office or contact the USOat additional information. Korean arts and cultural artifacts in the global community. The beauty and history of Korean art will be conveyed through close examination. The National Museum of Korea is deeply committed to providing a rich tour program in order to meet every visitor’s needs. The Museum’s undertaking to offer diverse guided tour programs will serve as a catalyst for the advancement of service in all areas of the Museum. For more information call the National Museum at: T. +82 (0)2 2077 9671.

Korea in Motion Festival
From June to July, the Korea in Motion festival will be hitting the streets of Seoul. This unique event is based on the idea that body language is more powerful than verbal communication. Its purpose is to bring together the diverse elements of Seoul through physical expression including dance, music, mime, and martial arts, and to prove that cultural differences and language barriers can be broken through using these art forms. The festival is also an opportunity to showcase Korea’s best musicians, artists and of course, Taekwondo professionals who will compete at the 2007 Taekwondo Championships. For additional information visit go to:

National Museum of Korea, English Tours
National Museum of Korea offers guided tours in English for international visitors every Saturday night. Visitors should gather in front of the Information Desk at the Permanent Exhibition Hall at 6:30 PM on every Saturday night to participate in the hour-long English language guided tour. The tour guide will lead the visitors through the galleries highlighting the key objects from the permanent collections. Korean language tours will also be offered. Over the recent months the number of foreign visitors to the National Museum of Korea has increased considerably to up to 300 per day. The English tour program was initiated by the director Dr. Hongnam Kim in order to attract an even greater number of foreign visitors to the Museum. It is one of the Museum’s mandates to thus raise the recognition of

Monet: From Instant to Eternity
This retrospective exhibition of one of the most known names in art will show over 60 paintings by the pioneer of impressionism. The focus of this exhibition is Monet’s fascination with light, and this will be explored through the following series: Landscape on Water, Portrait of Family, Garden of Giverny, River Seine and Sea, and Light of Europe. The exhibition runs from June 6 until September 26 at Seoul Museum of Art. Directions: City Hall Station, line 1 and 2. Closed Mondays. For more information, go to
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Army kicks off traffic safety training program
By Timothy AhYoung-Shelton
IMCOM-Korea Safety Specialist

Rollover drills and situational-awareness training turned a potentially deadly rollover into a survival story for three Soldiers recently when their Bradley fighting vehicle rolled into a canal in Iraq.


One Department of Army employee (Active, Reserve, Guard or Civilian) dies every 2.67 days in a vehicle related accident. The Army Traffic Safety Training Program was recently fielded in an effort to reduce that number. Installation Management CommandKorea Region (IMCOM-Korea) Safety Office announces the establishment of the Army Traffic Safety Training Program throughout the US Army Garrisons in the Republic of Korea. The Army Traffic Safety Training Program was contracted and fielded by the Installation Management Command to attack the rising number of vehicle-related accidents and to standardize the Army’s traffic safety education program. To date, IMCOM-Korea Safety Office reports 78% of off-duty and 53% of onduty Department of Army accidental fatalities involved a motor vehicle during FY 2007. The Army Traffic Safety Training Program targets the Secretary of Defense mandated 75 percent reduction in accidents and fatalities. The Army strategy for mandatory driver safety training includes Motorcycle Safety

Foundation training and the following: - The On line Accident Avoidance Course for all personnel. - Local Hazards Training (30 minutes), for all Army personnel newly assigned to Korea, available at all Army Licensing Offices. - Intermediate Traffic Safety Training (2.5 hours), for all Soldiers less than 26 years of age; and Advanced Traffic Safety Training (1 hour), which Soldiers will receive twelve to eighteen months after completing the intermediate course. - All newly-assigned Army supervisors will receive Supervisor Traffic Safety Training. (1 hour) The ATSTP Intermediate Driver’s Training and Supervisor’s Traffic Safety Training will be presented in each Garrison beginning next month. Commanders may contact their local Garrison Safety Office or the IMCOM-Korea Safety Office at 7243040/724-5456 for more information. Commanders may also contact IMCOMKorea Safety to check the availability of presentations for their own units. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses available in Korea include the Basic and Experienced RidersCourse and will be discussed in depth in a future article.

facilities to determine if injured soldiers meet medical retention standards set in Army Regulation 40-501. MEBs differ from Physical Evaluation Boards, which are conducted for the Army by Human Resources Command to determine if Soldiers can continue to serve and, if they cannot, to what disability benefits the soldiers are entitled. “This will provide soldiers with an easy tool to view the progress of their own boards,” said Michael P. Griffin, deputy director of U.S. Army Medical Command’s patient administration division. MyMEB can be reached online at https:/ / using a soldier’s AKO user identity and password. Individual board information will be available only with matching social security number. Data is automatically downloaded onto the site from the Medical Evaluation Board Internal Tracking Tool (MEBITT) database. A soldier can verify dates of physical

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exams and consults, or when reports and appeals have been initiated or approved. Down the left side of the screen are information links to explain the MEB process and terminology. If a Soldier finds something inaccurate or questionable in the information, he or she should call it to the attention of the assigned Physician Evaluation Board Liaison Officer. MyMEB was developed by medical, information management and administrative personnel to address a perceived need for soldiers to know more about the MEB process and how it affects them. A focus group of injured soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center helped evaluate and fine tune the site by using their first-hand experiences and advice. A limited release of the MyMEB will occur on 15 June. This limited release is designed to solicit feedback from a focus group of injured soldiers prior to full release.

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Summer reading program comes alive at the library
By Margaret Banish-Donaldson
USAG-RC Public Affairs

Diane Valcourt and Anne Wisecup read to children to promote the children’s summer reading program at USAG-Casey library. The library will continue the summer reading program every Thursday for children 2 – 6 years old from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. through Aug. 16.

USAG-Casey – Nearly 250 children and parents gathered around two “storytellers” of the day — Diane Valcourt and Anne Wisecup — at the start of the summer reading program June 14 the USAG-Casey library. “I wanted to bring an American library mood here with this program, and I hope everybody can have fun,” said Steve Toepper, USAG-Casey library director. In addition, Denise James, director, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, showed Valcourt and Wisecup how MWR services and programs help tell the global Area I story. During their visit, the women saw and talked to representatives from the Pear Blossom Cottage, Army Community Services, Women, Infant and Children, Commissary, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Red Cross and the United Services Organization. “The event was designed to be both educational and entertaining,” James said. “The community service

programs work proactively to meet increasing needs for families in an area that supports a growing population of noncommand sponsored spouses.” ACS provides a broad array of programs and services dedicated to maintaining the readiness of Soldiers, families and the community on their camps. “The Army Family Action Plan program can only operate with help in the form of volunteers, military and civilian,” said Hee Jung Sackett, AFAP program manager. During the last couple of years because of the command effort, battalion and brigade commanders have given us more support by encouraging their Soldiers to participate in our yearly local AFAP conferences. We have anywhere from 32 to 38 issues every year.” Force support and entitlements, family support and relocation are the top committees each year. Every year because of being a noncommand sponsored area, dental and medical issues are always on the top of the list, according to Sackett.

Soldiers, Army civilians and their families may not notice the affects of the AFAP, but they are surrounded by them every day. From the lowestranking Soldiers and their families, to the highest-ranking officers and Army civilians, AFAP shows that one voice can make a difference. “Our Pear Blossom Cottages simulate an ‘American-style’ home, offering American-born spouses a familiar setting in a foreign land while providing foreign-born spouses a glimpse of the American culture,” James said. “The cottages assure spouses the Army cares by helping them build selfesteem and creates a network for mutual support.” The PBC at Casey will be renovated after the Monsoon season, according to Lt. Col. Terry Hodges, USAG-Casey garrison commander. It will probably take six months to be completed, but we will move them into temporary quarters while the renovation is ongoing. Furthermore, we have 18 buildings under renovation and repair right now. In addition, the ACS relocation

program provides general information on filing petitions for visas to U.S. Immigration, passports, SOFA stamps and international marriages. “AAFES provides clothing for babies and youth,” James said. “The commissary carries baby formula and pampers. In addition, our library has broadened their program to support families and youth. Besides, Scott Meredith, recreation center director, is working on forming a youth soccer league.” The highlight of the tour was the USO. Wisecup remembers her first experience with the USO was being able to talk to her husband onboard a ship with the USO internet. They were the first ones to have it more than 12 years ago. “I have a son who was in the military and is now in the reserves, and a sonin-law in the military,” Valcourt said. “The USO helps a family at home feel a bit closer to them. I also know first hand about suicide

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USAG-Red Cloud Change of Command The USAG-Red Cloud Change of Command will be held on the Village Green 10 a.m. June 26, for more information call: 732-8854. USAG-Casey Town Hall Meeting USAG-Casey Town Hall Meeting will be held June 29 at 2 p.m. in the Hanson Gym. For more information call: 730-1412. IMCOM-Korea Safety Awards IMCOM-Korea Safety Office is accepting nominations for individuals that are making significant contributions to the Area I Safety Program. For more information call: 724-5443/5456. USAG-Casey Change of Command The USAG-Casey Change of Command will be held in area H221 10 a.m. July 18, for more information call: 732-8854. Area I Celebrity Shows Chris Cagle will appear at Mitchell’s Club on USAG-Red Cloud June 29 at 8 p.m., Crossfade will appear on Camp Stanley at Reggie’s Club outdoors June 30 at 8 p.m. for more information call: 730-6882. D/176 Finance closed D/176th Finance will be closed today for Organization Day. For finance emergencies call: 7303392. Environmental Program Assessment System Visit Postponed The EPAS visit is postponed due to the Change of Command ceremony being held during the same period. It is rescheduled for next Spring. 2007 USFK Civilian Employees Appreciation Week The 2007 USFK Civilian Employees Appreciation Week will be conducted Sept. 17-21. The awards ceremony will be held at Knight Field in Yongsan Sept. 20. The purpose is to recognize the contributions to the mission of USFK by its Civilian employees, identify, the “best of the best” by competition between winers at local levels. All commands and assigned, attached, or tenant units of USFK, and other DoD activities in Korea will be considered for the award. For more information call: 732-6090.

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WIC lights way to good nutrition for infants
By Jim Cunningham
USAG-RC Public Affairs

Karen Patterson and Michelle Rouen pause during a counseling session with a spouse and her infant June 15 at the WIC center on USAG-Casey.

USAG-Casey—Since Women, Infants, and Children Overseas Program opened in 2002, members of the Armed Forces, civilian employees, and DoD contractors living overseas, and their family members can participate in the WIC program in Area I. The Department of Defense offers the WIC Overseas nutrition program to eligible participants. WIC Overseas is a program that provides families with several important benefits: nutritious food that will contribute to a healthier diet; tips on how to prepare a balanced meal; nutrition and health screening; and access to other resources that will help families lead healthier lives. “Participants in the WIC program eat more nutritious food and have reduced rates of iron deficiency anemia,” said Karen Patterson, director of USAG-Casey WIC. “Research also shows that better eating habits help children become better students.” The program provides benefits to women during pregnancy and after the birth of their child. Benefits may be provided to the mother until the infant is six months old, or, for mothers who are breastfeeding, until the child’s first birthday. “WIC Overseas also provides nutritional benefits for children, helping them achieve a wholesome, wellbalanced diet,” Patterson said. “Eligible children may participate up

to age five.” Income and family size, as well as certain other criteria, are considered when determining eligibility. “You may also be eligible if you have participated in the stateside WIC program,” Patterson said. “Interested persons can come by our office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and during lunch time, and we will help determine if you can join the program and, if so, will help you get started. In May we had 335 active participants in the program.” The WIC Overseas program is designed to supplement the food you regularly buy with additional nutritional food items. “Once you are a program participant, your nutrition counselor will customize your food package to fit your family’s needs and lifestyle,” Patterson said. “Program staff will provide ideas for meal planning, food preparation, and recipes that are nutritious, delicious, and easy to prepare.” Participants get approved food list and redeemable food coupons called “drafts” which are exchanged for specific foods and quantities in commissaries. Food items that are generally available through the WIC program include iron-fortified infant formula and infant cereal, iron-fortified adult cereal, vitamin C-rich fruit and vegetable juice, eggs, milk, cheese, peanut butter, dried beans, canned tuna, and vitamin A-rich vegetables. “WIC also provides nutritional

screening and testing for children,” Patterson said. “These screenings may identify medical conditions early so that you can seek proper medical advice for your child.” WIC Overseas promotes breastfeeding as the optimal feeding choice for infants, according to Patterson. “The WIC Overseas counselors will provide breastfeeding education and support activities to encourage new mothers to choose breastfeeding,” Patterson said. “Our goal is to make breastfeeding appositive experience for both the mother and her infant.” There are no enrollment fees or costs to new participants. “The WIC Overseas program is a DoD benefit available to those who qualify,” Patterson said. When a mother is pregnant or breastfeeding, she and her baby need certain nutrients, according to Patterson. “The only way your growing baby gets nutrients to build healthy muscles and bones and other body tissues is from you and the foods you eat,” Patterson said. “What you eat can make the difference in your health and your baby’s birth weight. Good nutrition also protects against health problems.” “If you wish to participate in the WIC program, you should come to our office here at USAG-Casey, near the Pear Blossom Cottage, next door to Army Community Services and get started,” Patterson said.

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Soldiers dive in to begin the 50-meter freestyle event during the 2007 Warrior Country Swimming Championship June 16.

Soldiers dive into swimming championship
By Jim Cunningham
USAG-RC Public Affairs

USAG-Casey—Perfect weather and bright sunshine polished the excitement for the 2007 Warrior Country Swimming Championship June 16 when 18 Soldiers came to the Hanson Field House outdoor pool to compete. “These events are very important to the Soldiers in Area I,” said Maj. Roberto Gonzales, 210th Fires Brigade. “We always want to find things for the Soldiers to do particularly on post.”

Soldiers who participate in Morale, Welfare, and Recreation sporting events always have an opportunity to win awards for their unit. “We always want to recognize when people do good things,” Gonzales said. “Those Soldiers that compete today are really volunteers. They are having fun, and they are volunteering to compete today and bring awards back to their unit.” Swimming is an important part of the regular sports programming at MWR, according to Henri LeBorgne, sports director in Area I.

“We normally have two swim meets per year,” LeBorgne said. “We have the 8th Army swim meet which we will have again July 7 and we have the Warrior Division Championships one of which we did today.” Because swimming is such fun for the Soldiers and it keeps Soldiers fit, MWR sports keeps the swimming championships open, according to LeBorgne. The 8th Army Swimming Championship is for all the swimmers on the Korean peninsula.

All Area I swimmers can enter the 8th Army Swimming Championship to take place in July, but the Warrior Division Championships are not qualifiers for that event. “The same swimmers that compete today will compete with the other Areas July 7. It will be a bigger meet and there will be a lot more categories and different events. Hopefully we will see some records fall this time,” LeBorgne said. “We gave out 30 medals today.”

Soldiers bask at BOSS pool party
By Jim Cunningham
USAG-RC Public Affairs

Soldiers and their families bask in the sun and enjoy the day at the BOSS pool party held at the outdoor pool on USAG-Casey’s Hanson Field House June 16.

USAG-Casey—Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers kicked off their events of the summer with a pool party at the outdoor swimming pool on USAG-Casey June 16. “We are having this pool party today to lift the morale of the Soldiers,” said Staff Sgt. Lucia Gonzales, BOSS director, USAG-Casey. “We want to provide an event for them to come out and bring their families and have a good time.” More than 100 Soldiers and dependents took advantage of the BOSS pool party. Many heard on Warrior Radio that it was happening at Hanson Field House. “We will keep the party going until 5 p.m. today,” Gonzales said. “Armed Forces Network works a lot with BOSS, so when they see an event, they support it. “I hope everyone will stay here today and get a nice tan.”

and loneliness of adults and children and how the USO is a caring organization.” The Army recognizes that helping families is its moral obligation and is in everyone’s interest, James said. Families who can cope and enjoy Army life are more likely to contribute to the community, enhance Soldier readiness and encourage Soldier retention. As the tour wound down, other issues discussed were family readiness groups, better opportunities for single and unaccompanied Soldiers, Army family team building, overseas housing allowances, financial problems, staffing, training and longer tours overseas. “Twice a year I represent 8th Army at a meeting in the United States,” Valcourt said. “I will be going

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again in September. Put together some issues, suggestions or comments you would like me to take to the meeting for you so I can voice your needs and concerns. We cannot afford to stop. We have to keep going.” The library will continue the summer reading program every Thursday for children 2 – 6 years old from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. through Aug. 16.

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Garrison Logistics employees motivate their team members on the soccer field during the first match of the day between DOL and Headquarters and Headquarters Company. Logistics won.


Garrison celebrates organization day
By Pvt. Im Jin-min
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs

Cpl. Kim Sang-eui and Pfc. Jung Yong-don play basketball.


YONGSAN GARRISON — The employees and Soldiers responsible for Yongsan Garrison gathered to celebrate teamwork and unit esprit de corps June 15 with the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Organization Day. More 750 Korean and U.S. civilians, Soldiers and family members played various sporting events and enjoyed a picnic-style lunch near Collier Field House. “We are celebrating the wonderful job of our employees and Soldiers at Yongsan,” said USAGYongsan Community Activity Centers Director Mario Farrulla. “Everybody’s in motion and we’re all looking forward to the championship games.” Every garrison directorate and office had representatives at the event, including Food Service, Public Works, Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security, the Housing Office, Child Development Center, Logistics, Emergency Services and the Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG-Yongsan. “You work very hard, and you deserve today more

than you know, so please enjoy it,” said Garrison Commander Col. Ron Stephens. “The community appreciates what you are doing. Yongsan wouldn’t work without you.” The volleyball games pitted DPTMS against DPW, and HHC against DOL. The DOL team moved on to a championship match with DPW, but lost to the DPW team. In soccer matches, DPW challenged HHC, and won. The DPW players continued on to a championship match with DOL. The DPW team won the trophy at the final match. “I’ve been working for several years, and each year the organization day has brought lots of sweat and team spirit,” said DPW employee Nam Koongman. “It’s great to gather round with old colleagues and challenge them in sports.” Pvt. Yoon Chung-nyong also tried defining his very first organization day since joining the Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army program. “I think it’s not only a diversion from work to relax and enjoy good food, but also a chance to reflect on one’s job and the job of your neighbors.” Yoon said.

Abo ve: More than 750 U.S. and Korean employees and Soldiers enjoy a picnic-style lunch at the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Organization Day June 15 near Collier Field House. Right: HHC’s Kim Tae-kyung attempts to block DOL’s Sin Ki-son during an exciting soccer match June 15.



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USAG-Yongsan Advisory There will be an anti-terrorism exercise Thursday, June 28. Be advised that Yongsan Garrison gates may close unannounced and there will be increased security measures. The exercise will last all day. USO Information USO Birthday Steak Surprise: If you are an active-duty servicemember celebrating your birthday in June, you can have a free steak, birthday cake and a gift from the USO. Stop by on Friday, June 29. Be a volunteer for the Good Neighbor Program Thursday and also July 18. You can spend the day with local Korean schoolchildren, have lunch, and go bowling. July 18, you can take a tour to Ganghwa Island. Jazz and Gospel Concert There will be a “Summer Spirit in the Park” jazz and gospel concert featuring many Korean singers and musicians 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Lombardo Field. For information, call 738-3011. KAFA Tour The Korean American Friendship Association is hosting a trip to Gyeongju 8 a.m. July 4-6. The cost is $55 and includes an English tour guide, two-night stay at a hotel, dinner, entrance fee, and transportation. Payment must be received by June 30. For information, call 738-5254. Chris Cagle Concert There will be a concert with country western artist Chris Cagle 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 at Collier Field House. Free admission. ASAP Clinic Move The USAG-Yongsan ASAP clinical program has moved. The new location is Building T-7163 at the 121st Combat Support Hospital loading dock area. For information, call 737-3161. The number for Education, Prevention and Urinalysis Drug Testing Program is 7365060. Change of Command Ceremonies There will be a Change of Command ceremony for Korean Service Corps Battalion 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28 at Knight Field. The incoming commander is Lt. Col. Roberty Paquin. The outgoing commander is Lt. Col. Douglas Fields. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at Trent Gym. There will be a Change of Command ceremony for the 19th Military Police Battalion 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 27 at Lombardo Field The incoming commander is Lt. Col. Sioban J. Ledwith The outgoing commander is Lt. Col. Jan F. Apo There will be a reception at Dragon Hill Lodge after the ceremony . For information, call 723-6214

Yongsan Army Community Service offers relationship counseling
By Cpl. Kim Sang-wook
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs

Instructor Leah Holland (middle) interacts with her class members June 13 at the Army Community Service building.


Together’ ‘Working Together’ class is part of the Family Advocacy Program
YONGSAN GARRISON — Everyone seeks perfect love with their love ones but eventually only a few couples achieve during their relationship. To enhance relationships between couples and married servicemembers, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Army Community Service created a “Working Together” counseling program. The premiere class met June 13 at the Community Services Building. The Working Together program is a part of the Army Family Advocacy Program. “This class is for conflict resolution for couples,” said USAG-Yongsan Family Advocacy Program Victim Advocate Leah Holland. “Conflict is a normal part of our relationships. How we respond to it positively or negatively affects a relationship.” Holland, the program instructor, said dealing with conflicts determines further relationships between couples. Holland said alcohol, stress management, anger management, kids and work were the factors of divorce and conflict.

Gate 17 closure affects bus schedules
By David McNally
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs

“We want the family to stay together,” Holland said. “Even though couples are not in a stage of divorce, it may prevent future conflicts.” During the class, Holland told attendees about methods of positive communication skills and gave advice on how to react more rationally to improve a couple’s relationship. Couples sat down and talked about their experiences to recover a good relationship. “I mainly learned how to talk to my wife without saying (things) judgmentally and feeling paranoid about certain situations,” said Vincent Matheny. “It was a very informative class to slow you down from anger and actually speak in a polite way.” Matheny said the class would help building positive relations with his wife. “The class was very helpful and gives married couples to prevent future conflicts and helped them learn how to talk to each other,” said Clintnesha Matheny. “The best thing I learned was how to prevent escalation of conflict with my spouse.” Class attendees said the resources they received were informative as well as useful, not only for married couples but also for interpersonal relations. “Maintaining and practicing a good relationship is the most important thing,” Holland said.

YONGSAN GARRISON — The Gate 17 renovation project began Wednesday and is set to last until the end of September. As the community adjusts to taking different routes to work and home, the Garrison is also making adjustments to shuttle bus schedules. “Both the Hannam Village and Post Shuttle runs have new routing and pick-up points,” said U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Installation Transportation Officer Keli`i Bright. “The closure has caused quite a few

adjustments in our schedules.” Because commercial post traffic has been rerouted to Gate 19, the Post Shuttle will not use the Gate 19 bus stop. The Gate 19 parking lot turnaround point is now being used for truck inspection lanes. “The temporary bus stop will be at the intersection of X Corps and Medical Avenue,” Bright said. Buses will proceed toward Gate 19 from the intersection of X Corps Blvd and 8th Army Drive, take a left on Medical Avenue, transit the 121st Combat Support Hospital parking lot and then go toward Gate 17, taking

a left on Williams Ave, a right on X Corps, and then down to the Commissary. “Basically, we’re reversing the direction of the Collier Field House, Gate 17, 121st Combat Support Hospital loop that we’ve usually run,” Bright said. “The bus pick up points in those areas are on the opposite side of the street from where they were before.” Bright said the Yongsan to Hannam Village shuttle will now enter Yongsan through Gate 52 instead of Gate 17.

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Click-it-or-it-or Click-it-or-Ticket campaign raises seat belt awareness
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YONGSAN GARRISON — Garrison law enforcement officials launched a “Click-It-or-Ticket” enforcement blitz June 1. Nationwide, more than 15,000 passenger vehicle occupants died in traffic crashes between the nighttime hours of 6:00 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. during 2005, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with 59 percent of those passenger vehicle occupants killed not wearing seat belts at the time of the fatal crash. The proportion of unbuckled deaths at night is considerably higher than the nearly as alarming 44 percent of passenger vehicle occupants who were not wearing their seats belts and were killed during daytime hours across the nation that same year. That’s why U.S. Army GarrisonYongsan Emergency Services Director Ricky Oxendine announced the garrison would join with state and local law enforcement and highway safety officials to launch an aggressive national “Click-it-or-Ticket” seat belt enforcement mobilization to crack down on low seat belt use and to reduce injuries – with a new emphasis this year on convincing more motorists

Yongsan Garrison Military Police step up efforts to enforce traffic laws during a “Click-it-or-Ticket” campaign during June. to buckle up – day and night. “Clearly more drivers at night than during the day are taking the attitude that ‘it will never happen to me,’ but the risk of a fatal crash actually goes up significantly at night,” Oxendine said. “That’s why we are buckling down to make sure all passengers, in all vehicles, are buckled up.” Through Monday, Yongsan military police reported many violations: 199 Failure to use seat belts 47 Cell phone use while driving 32 Speeding 41 No proof of insurance 23 No proof of driver's license




10 Failure to stop at stop sign 2 Following too close 2 Failure to use child restraints 6 No proof of registration Oxendine said while the stepped-up campaign to enforce other traffic laws is important, regular seat belt use is

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Drivers, attendants receive honors
By Cpl. Jung Jae-hoon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs


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YONGSAN GARRISON — Garrison school bus drivers and security attendants gathered June 14 for a picnic behind MP Hill to celebrate the end of the school year and acknowledge their hard work. “I’m happy to be here and I thank all of the drivers and attendants for their outstanding work through out the year,” said U.S. Army GarrisonYongsan Commander Col. Ron Stephens. “All the school buses that take the children from home to school and back are required to have security attendants on it for the safety of the kids,” said Supervisor Donald Cook. “This event is to give all of those attendants plus the school bus drivers together and throw a party as an appreciation for the work they have done.” After lunch, Stephens presented certificates to the best security attendant and bus driver of the year. Stephens and Cook honored security attendant Sun Winship and bus driver Mun Hak-kwi. “They are all good and it’s real hard to pick out a best one, unfortunately you got to do that to give a certificate,

Yongsan school bus drivers and attendants gather for a picnic lunch June 14. but everyone of them is fantastic,” Cook said. “I’m so happy to win the certificate, but I don’t think this is just for me, it was a team effort,” Winship said. “This is for all of the security attendants who worked so hard.” “I was just doing my job and never expected any certificates,” Mun said. “I thank everyone for this honorable gift.” Mun also said, “Everyone is doing their best for the safety of the children, so parents don’t have to worry.”


“It’s first Yongsan stop will now be the Commissary,” he said. “It’s outbound route will be nearly the same as the post run but will take a left on Vaughn Avenue instead of 18th MEDCOM Avenue. It won't drive through 121st Combat Support Hospital parking lot. The stops at

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Collier Field House, Gate 17, 121st Combat Support Hospital will also be on the opposite side of the road from where they were before.” For all shuttle bus schedules, visit the Garrison Web site at http:// and click on Services, then Bus Schedules.

the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. He said that in 2005, 77 percent of passenger vehicle occupants in a serious crash who were buckled up, survived the crash, and that when worn correctly, seat belts have proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent – and by 60 percent – in pickup trucks, SUVs and mini-vans. Yet nearly one in five Americans (19 percent nationally) still fail to regularly wear their seat belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle according to NHTSA’s observational seat belt studies. Stepped-up law enforcement activities will be conducted during the national “Click It or Ticket”

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enforcement mobilization, which runs through the end of June. The mobilization is being supported by a projected $10 million in paid national advertising, and additional advertising in each state, to encourage all motorists, but especially motorists at night, to always buckle up. “Seat belts clearly save lives. But unfortunately, too many folks still need a tough reminder, so we are going to be out in force buckling down on those who are not buckled up,” Oxendine said. “Wearing your seat belt costs you nothing, but the cost for not wearing it certainly will. So unless you want to risk a ticket, or worse - your life, please remember to buckle up day and night.” For information, please visit

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In The Land Of Women

(PG13) 8:30 p.m. Fracture (R) 7 p.m. Ocean's Thirteen (PG13) 9 p.m. Vacancy (R) 7 p.m.
Pirates Of The Carribean

The Reaping (R) 8:30 p.m. Mr. Brooks (R) 7 p.m. Ocean's Thirteen (PG13) 9 p.m. Ocean's Thirteen (PG13) 7 p.m.
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Fracture (R) 7:30 p.m. No Show Vacancy (R) 9 p.m. Vacancy (R) 7 p.m. No Show

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In The Land Of Women — For as long as he could remember, Carter Webb had been falling in love with women. And for as long as he could remember, he¡¯d been searching for the right one. He found everything he was looking for in Sophia and for a little while he was happy. Unfortunately, it wasn¡¯t meant to be. When Carter is dumped by Sophia, he sees his entire life flash before his eyes. Heartbroken and depressed, Carter escapes Los Angeles, heading across the country to suburban Michigan to care for his ailing grandmother. An eccentric and complicated personality, Grandma offers Carter a uniquely different perspective on life and especially death. Carter begins to discover that what felt like the end was really only just the beginning of his adventure. Rated PG-13 (sexual content, thematic elements, language) 97 minutes.

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

Ocean's Thirteen — Danny Ocean and the gang would have only one reason to pull off their most ambitious and riskiest casino heist--to defend one of their own. Ruthless casino owner Willy Bank never imagined that the odds were against him when he double-crossed Danny Ocean¡¯s friend and mentor Reuben Tishkoff. Willy may have taken down one of the original Ocean¡¯s eleven, but he left the others standing. Danny Ocean tries to take Willy down on the night of what should be his greatest triumph--the grand opening of his new casino. Rated PG-13 (brief sensuality) 122 minutes.

Fracture — When Ted Crawford discovers that his beautiful younger wife, Jennifer, is having an affair, he plans her murder--the perfect murder. Among the cops arriving at the crime scene is hostage negotiator Detective Rob Nunally, the only officer permitted entry to the house. Surprisingly, Crawford readily admits to shooting his wife, but Nunally is too stunned to pay close attention when he recognizes his lover, whose true identity he never knew, lying on the floor in a pool of blood. Although Jennifer was shot at point blank range, Nunally realizes she isn't dead. Crawford is immediately arrested and arraigned after confessing but nothing is as simple as it seems. Rated R (language, violent content) 113 minutes.

The Last Mimzy — Two children discover a mysterious box that contains some strange devices they think are toys. As the children play with these "toys," they begin to display higher and higher intelligence levels. Their teacher tells their parents that they seem to have grown beyond genius. Their parents, too, realize something extraordinary is happening. Emma, the younger of the two, tells her confused mother that one of the toys, a beat-up stuffed toy rabbit, is named Mimzy and that "she teaches me things." As Emma's mom becomes increasingly concerned, a blackout shuts down the city and the government traces the source of the power surge to Emma's family's house. Things quickly spin wildly out of their control.Rated PG (thematic elements, mild peril, language) 98 minutes.

Black Snake Moan (R) 6:45 p.m. Ocean's Thirteen (PG13) 9:30 p.m. Fracture (R) 9 p.m. Perfect Stranger (R) 8 p.m. Surf Up (PG) 8:45 p.m. Surf Up (PG) 8:45 p.m.
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No Show Pathfinder (R) 7 p.m. No Show Vacancy (R) 9 p.m. Vacancy (R) 7 p.m. Blades Of Glory (PG13) 6 p.m. Pride (PG) 6 p.m.

No Show Pathfinder (R) 7 p.m. Fracture (R) 7 p.m. Firehouse Dog (PG) 7 p.m. Vacancy (R) 7 p.m. Flushed Away (PG) 6 p.m. Pride (PG) 6 p.m.

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USAG-Yongsan —Worship Services—
Catholic Mass Sunday Tues./Wed. Mon./Thur./Fri1 1st Sat. Friday Sunday Sunday 8 a.m. South Post Chapel 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel 12:05 p.m. 121 Hospital Chapel 12:05p.m. Memorial Chapel 9a.m. Memorial Chapel 7 p.m. South Post Chapel 10 a.m. Memorial Chapel 1:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel

Is it well with your soul?
Chaplain (COL) Sam Boone
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Jewish Episcopal United Pent.

Collective Prot. Sunday (Weekly Communion) (Korean)

8 a.m. Memorial Chapel 9:30 a.m. 121 Hospital Chapel 9:30 a.m. Hannam Village 10 a.m. South Post Chapel 10 a.m. MTF (R.O.C.K.) 10:30 a.m. K-16 Chapel 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel (Gospel) Noon South Post Chapel KATUSA Thursday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel KCFA 2nd Tues. 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel 3rd Tues. 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Church of Christ Information: Call 738-3011 Area II Chaplains Chaplain (LTC) James P King (Area II Staff Chaplain) . [email protected] or DSN 738-3009 Chaplain (MAJ) Adolph G. DuBose (Deputy Area II CH) [email protected] or DSN 738-4043 Chaplain (MAJ) Leo Mora Jr. (Family Life Chaplain) [email protected] or DSN 736-3018

One of my favorite Christian hymns is “It Is Well With My Soul.” However, it is the story behind this particular hymn, which never fails to inspire me. It speaks to me whenever I find myself feeling sorry for my situation, or a little down. In 1873, upon advice from his family doctor, for the benefit of his wife’s health, Mr. Horatio G. Spafford, a successful lawyer in Chicago, planned a European trip for his family – his wife and their four daughters. They were to sail out of New York on November 18, 1873 on the French ship, SS Ville du Havre. However, due to unexpected last minute business developments, Mr. Spafford was forced to delay his trip but encouraged his wife and daughters to leave as planned and that he would join them later. They sailed on November 18, but four days later tragedy struck as the SS Ville du Havre rammed an English ship, the HMS Lochearn, and in 12 brief minutes, the Ville du Havre sank. Mrs. Spafford was positioned in the ship to allow for her rescue, but the four Spafford daughters could not be saved – they perished with the ship. The survivors were plucked from the sea, and on December 1, they landed at Cordiff, Wales. Mrs. Spafford quickly cabled her husband who had known of the tragedy but was unsure of his family’s fate. The cable from Mrs. Spafford was

brief and poignant – “Saved Alone.” Haratio Spafford boarded the next ship to Wales and asked the Captain, who was familiar with the tragedy, if he would summon him when they neared the spot in the Atlantic where the Ville du Havre sank. The Captain, of course, agreed. When Mr. Spafford was summoned, he ascended the stairwell to the deck and stood leaning against the railing thinking the painful thoughts of his daughters’ remains being beneath the cold and dark waters of the Atlantic. Overcome with grief, yet feeling a strange peace in his soul, he took paper and pen and began to write the words erupting from his heart: When peace like a river attendeth my way. When sorrows like sea billows roll. Whatever my lot Thou has taught me to say, It is well,it is well with my soul. It first appeared as a gospel hymn in 1876 and is still one the most popular hymns used by many Christian denominations. Phillip Bliss put the words to music and appropriately named the hymn, “Ville du Havre.” In the third verse of the song, Horatio Spafford quotes the familiar words of the Psalm 103:2 … “Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.” I pray that none reading this article will ever experience the loss and grief that Mr. and Mrs. Spafford knew. I invite you to join the USFK Community of Faith, this weekend, as we journey together.


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Warrior Best Warrior
Cpl. Choi, Jin An, the 2nd Infantry Division KATUSA of the Year, topped the Land Navigation competition with a perfect score. Day 3 began at 7:30 a.m. on Apache Range with M4/M16 qualifications, each competitor had 18 rounds to zero and 40 rounds to familiarize. For the record, they fired 20 shots in the prone-supported position, 10 in the prone-unsupported position, and the special surprise of the new Army standard of 10 rounds from the kneeling position. “It was the first time that I fired in the kneeling position,” Nesbitt said. “I didn’t even know how to do that.” The Department of the Army added the kneeling position because Soldiers in Iraq often find themselves firing from or near their vehicles, said Sgt. Maj. Andres Ortiz, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team Operations NCOIC. For the weapons qualification, Sgt. Christopher S. Han, Joint Service Area NCO of the Year, took top honors. “I am an infantryman, and the M4/M16 range was the easiest thing for me so far,” said Han, “but when competitors were at the prone-unsupported position, the targets popped up so fast that many people missed the target.” Next up were the Warrior tasks at Tactical Operation Area November, with such tasks as employing a claymore mine, searching detainees, mounting an aiming light unto a M4/M16, maintaining the .50 caliber M2, M249 and M240B machine guns. Trinidad earned the highest marks from the experts in each field who were selected as evaluators. For example, searching detainees was graded by Sgt. 1st Class David Danner, Iron Military Police Platoon, who searched detainees in Iraq. “I checked if competitors searched the detainee systematically and thoroughly, even in his boots,” Danner said. “The majority of them knew what they should do exactly, and a few competitors asked keen questions before the evaluation.” Following a long day of Soldiering, the competitors spent the evening in the combative tournament. Nursing sore muscles, they were told of the mystery event – a six-mile road

from Page 1 march followed by an M4/M16 rifle maintenance Warrior task. Originally scheduled for 5 p.m., the previous Warrior tasks had run long and so the road march was bumped to 5 a.m. on Day 4 – meaning an 11 p.m. or midnight bedtime would be followed by a 4 a.m wake up, according to Ortiz. Crossing both Camps Casey and Hovey with their rifles and 40-pound rucks in the race, the competitors went straight into clearing, disassembling, reassembling and performing function checks at the finish line. Four competitors earned perfect scores, but among them, Cpl. Lee, Dong Joo, United States Army Troop Command-Korea KATUSA of the Year, finished first with a time of 1:30:02. “The most difficult part of the road march was catching up with Spc. William Scott from United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area,” Lee said. “As he has much power and long legs, I could catch up with him only when I ran a lot. I endeavored to beat him.” “The purpose of this competition is to see if soldiers can think effectively even if they are fatigued and sweating,” Ortiz said. “The mystery event is selected by the 8th U.S. Army command sergeant major and competitors cannot know what it should be. So they have no idea what they should study.” The Best Warrior Competition finished in the same manner as it had begun for many of the competitors in their units. Soldiers and NCOs lined up in their Class A uniforms and KATUSAs wore their normal duty uniforms. Regardless of garb, the final event on June 7 tested military bearing as well as military knowledge and history. “This week was a challenge for me,” said Spc. Karsten Johnstone, 501st Military Intelligence Brigade. “It was an eye-opener ... but the best part about it was seeing everyone coming together and helping each other out.” The “Admin Board” is the highest rated event in the competition, Johnson’s top score cementing his overall win. The results of the competition were revealed June 15 in Seoul’s Hyatt Hotel, with an awards banquet scheduled for June 29.


Pfc. Charles Bryant Jr., 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), throws a practice grenade during the Warrior Tasks event of the competition.


2nd Infantry Division Staff Sgt. Gene Justice counts sit-ups for United States Army Troop Command-Korea, 8th U. S. Army Band Sgt. Victor M. Trinidad during the “Best Warrior” competition.




Sgt. Michael C. Velasquez, fires his M16 from the prone position during the 2007 “Best Warrior” competition conducted at Camp Casey June 4-8.


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Wonju Enclave Intramural Softball League Standings
HHC 1-2 AVN, 6-0; AIR FORCE, 4-2; 602ND ASB, 3-2; E 1-2 AVN, 3-2; EAGLE KATUSA, 2-3; CSCT # 1, 1-4; D 1-2 AVN, 1-4; LONG KATUSA, 1-4

Upcoming Events In July Area III
July 4 5K Fun Run / Walk (USAG Eagle) Racquetball Tournament (USAG Eagle) Tennis Tournament (USAG Eagle) 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament (USAG Eagle) 4 x 4 Beach Volleyball Tourn. (USAG Long) July 7 Post Level Softball (Yongsan at Wonju) July 8 Post Level Softball (Wonju at Yongsan) July 9-12 Intramural Softball League July 16-18 Wonju Enclave Intramural Softball Championship July 18 Summer Basketball Coach Meeting

MWR Calendar
Summer Reading Program June 19-July 31, Yongsan Library The Yongsan Library Summer Reading Program will be at 11 a.m. every Tuesday June 19-July 31. There will be a kick-off party June 19 with Katie Bell as the guest story teller. Refreshments will be provided. For information, call 723-7300. Ten Miler, June 23 Camp Casey The Eighth Army Ten Miler will take place at the Camp Casey, Carey Fitness Center. Race day registration begins at 6:30-6:45a.m., followed by a course briefing. Race begins at 7:15a.m. Course maps are available from USAG-Red Cloud Sports, DSN 732-6276. This is the qualifying event for the Men’s and Women’s Active Duty Army Military Teams that will represent Eighth Army at the Army Ten Miler. Chris Cagle Tour June 29, Camp Red Cloud, Mitchell's Outdoor, 8 p.m. June 30, Camp Eagle, Eagle Dome, 7 p.m. July 1, Camp Casey, Gateway Park, 8 p.m. July 3, Camp Walker, Kelly Field, 7 p.m. July 4, Yongsan, Collier Field House, 6 p.m. Lloyd Banks and Olivia Tour June 29, Camp Humphreys, Splish and Splash, 8 p.m. June 30, Camp Walker, Hilltop Parking Lot, 7:30 p.m. July 1, Camp Red Cloud, Mitchell's Outdoor, 8 p.m. July 3, Yongsan, MPC Outdoor, 7 p.m. July 4, Camp Casey, Gateway Park, 8 p.m. Sons of Bill Tour July 6, Yongsan, Main Post Club, 9 p.m. July 7, Camp Hovey, Iron Triangle, 7 p.m. July 8, Osan Air Base, Mustang Club, 7 p.m. July 10, Kunsan AB, Loring Club, 7 p.m. July 11, Chinhae NB, Duffy's All Hands, 8 p.m. July 12, Taegu AB, Jake's Place. 7 p.m. July 13, Camp carroll, Hideaway Club, 7 p.m. July 14, Camp Humphreys, Tommy D's, 8 p.m. Crossfade Tour June 29, Yongsan, MPC Outdoor, 7 p.m. June 30, Camp Stanley, CAC Parking Lot, 8 p.m. July 1, Camp Humphreys, Splish & Splash, 7 p.m. July 3, Camp Hovey, CAC Outdoor Area, 8 p.m. July 4, Camp Walker, Kelly Field, 7 p.m. Nina Sky with Adassa and Second Nature Tour July 3, Yongsan, MPC Outdoor, 7 p.m. July 4, Camp Walker, Kelley Field, 4 p.m. July 6, Camp Red Cloud, Mitchell’s Parking Lot, 8 p.m. July 7, Yongsan MPC Parking Lot, 7 p.m. July 8, Camp Casey, Gateway Park, 8 p.m.

2007 Warrior Country Swimming Championship Winners Men’s Open 50-meter Freestyle: 3, Pfc. Jose Arroyo, 32:66, 2, 1st Lt. Todd Dahmann, 30:69, 1, Sgt. James Ward, A, 29:81.; Men’s Senior 50meter Freestyle: 1, Capt. Dale Woodhouse, 41:86.; Women’s 50-meter Freestyle: 3, Pfc. Stephanie Walker, 1:24:00, 2, Pfc. Theresa Escarciga, 57:69, 1, Spc. Amy Enz, 41:54.; Men’s Open 100-meter Freestyle: 3, Pfc. Gregory Harris, 1:17:25, 2, Sgt. James Ward, 1:08:88, 1, Spc. Sean Dixon, 1:06:13.; Women’s 100-meter Freestyle: 3, Pfc. Jennifer Gold, 2:15:71, 2, Spc. Amy Enz, 1:40:44, 1, Pfc. Rachel Wardell, 1:31:44.; Men’s Open 200-meter Freestyle: 3, Pfc. Gregory Harris, 3:32:50, 2, Spc. Sean Dixon, 2:40:03, 1, Sgt. James Ward, 2:39:41.; Women’s 200-meter Freestyle: 1, Pfc. Rachel Wardell, 3:57:40.; Men’s 100-meter Backstroke: 3, Pfc. Justin Bowling, 3:44:16, 2Pfc. Dwayne McAtee, 2:24:81, 1, Spc. Sean Dixon, 1:26:16.; Men’s Senior 100-meter Backstroke: 1, Capt. Dale Woodhouse, 2:38:41.; Women’s 100-meter Backstroke: 2, Pfc. Theresa Escarciga, 3:33:33, 1, Pfc. Jennifer Gold, 2:31:13.; Men’s Open 100 meter Breaststroke: 3, Pfc. Jose Arroyo, 1:49:00, 2, Pfc. Gregory Harris, 1:48:62, 1, 1st Lt. Todd Dahmann, 1:32:22.; Men’s Senior 100-meter Breaststroke: 1, Capt. Dale Woodhouse, 2:35:23.; Women’s 100-meter Breaststroke: Pfc. Rachel Wardell, 2:04:66.; Men’s Open 200-meter Individual Medley: 1, 1st Lt. Todd Dahmann, 3:24:87.; Men’s Division 200-meter Medley Relay: 2, 3:23:50, team of Spc. Joel Scott, Pfc. Dwayne McAtee, Spc. Sean Dixon, Pfc. David Bates, 1, 2:34:12, team of Sgt. James Ward, Pfc. Gregory Harris, 1st Lt. Todd Dahmann, 2nd Lt. Robert Crotty.; Women’s Division 200-meter Medley Relay: 1, 4:25:25, team of Pfc. Theresa Escarciga, Pfc. Jennifer Gold, Pfc. Rachel Wardell, Pfc. Stephanie Walker.; Men’s Division 200-meter Freestyle Relay: 2, 2:20:41, team of Spc. Joel Scott, Pfc. Dwayne McAtee, Spc. Sean Dixon, Pfc. David Bates, 1, 2:12:00, team of Sgt. James Ward, Pfc. Gregory Harris, 1st Lt. Todd Dahmann, 2nd Lt. Robert Crotty.; Women’s Division: 1, 4:02:10, team of Pfc. Theresa Escarciga, Pfc. Jennifer Gold, Pfc. Rachel Wardell, Pfc. Stephanie Walker.

Chris Cagle

Intramural Softball League Standings
8th Army #1, 10-1; Suslak, 11-2; Crus, 10-2; 595th Mt, 11-6; 18th Med; 8-5; Kanakas, 7-5; 41st Sig, 6-5; 94th MP, 5-7; 501st MI, 5-9; Sockor, 3-9; Embassy, 2-10; Navy, 3-10; 14th MP, 1-6; 8th Army #2, 2-7

Eighth Army Ten Miler, June 23
Transportation will depart Collier Field House at 5:30 a.m. to Cp. Casey for participants in the Eighth Army Ten Miler. For additional info call the Sports Office at 738-8608.

Contact your local MWR office for more information or check us out on the web at htp://

Lloyd Banks

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USAG Humphreys security program, manager take home IMCOM’s top two antiterrorism awards
By Bob McElroy
USAG Humphreys Public Affairs

USAG HUMPHREYS — The U.S Army Garrison Humphreys Antiterrorism program won the Installation Management Command’s top two antiterrorism awards this week and will go on to compete for the Army-wide awards later this month. Humphreys Garrison competed against IMCOM installations worldwide and came away the winner of the Best Installation Antiterrorism Program and Best Installation Antiterrorism Program Manager—Mr. Ed Teague. There are nearly 90 IMCOM garrisons worldwide. An IMCOM selection board bestowed the top honors on Humphreys Garrison when it met May 14 to 18 at IMCOM Headquarters in Arlington, Va. The selection board also recognized four other installations for their antiterrorism efforts: USAG Fort Bragg, N.C., USAG Yongsan, South Korea, and USAG Fort Hood, Texas. Teague, the USAG Humphreys Antiterrorism Officer, eschewed individual credit for the awards, saying that said that the awards recognized the team effort by the Humphreys community rather than anything he has done. The Antiterrorism Program is a team effort and this is a team award, Teague stressed. In an earlier interview Teague said that antiterrorism measures can range from the simplest measures like checking IDs and reporting suspicious people or anything that seems unusual or out of place to more elaborate measures. The success of an AT program relies on everyone’s active support and participation, he said. Whether you are a Soldier, Civilian or Family Member, AT is everyone’s business. Winners were selected in each of four categories based on their achievements in the areas of antiterrorism and force protection. IMCOM will present $75,000 to the winners in the Best Antiterrorism Program and Best Antiterrorism Program Manager categories to use for antiterrorism programs; that means Humphreys Garrison will get $150,000 to apply to its already successful AT programs. “The $150,000 goes right back into the program,” Teague said.


USAG Humphreys Antiterrorism Officer Ed Teague (L) and Fire Chief Anthony Marra discuss the installation’s Mass Notification System. “We’re an expanding installation and we want to build AT into that.” For now however, Teague is pleased with the success of the garrison’s program. “This is great for the team; it’s such a team effort. It is recognition for everyone in the garrison and community. I truly believe that,” he added.

Mass casualty exercise -- part of antiterrorism training

United States and Republic of Korea Soldiers and firefighters conduct a mass casualty exercise as part of the USAG Humphreys Antiterrorism program. This exercise was conducted at Camp Long after a simulated explosives attack at the installation’s main gate.



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VOLUNTEERCEREMONY There will be a volunteer recognition ceremony at the Strike Zone bowling alley June 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event is for third Quarter participants. There will be free bowling for all volunteers. TEEN JOBS AT CYS Job openings for teens, 16 years or older for youth sports baseball officials and scorers. No prior knowledge or training needed. CYS will train. You become a member of the Sports Club and receive paid training as well as have your association dues paid. Games are scheduled on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings and afternoons. CYS ADULT JOBS Youth Sports has positions for sports officials and scorers to help with all Youth Sports games. You must be able to work some Friday evenings and Saturday mornings/ afternoons. Contact Lisa Hogue, Youth Sports Director [email protected] 7535051. AUDIE MURPHY CLUB The Camp Humphreys Sergeant Audie Murphy Club is looking for SAMC members who want to become active while assigned to Korea. Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month. Contact Sgt. 1st Class FC Lawson-Hurt at 010-2259-3026 or Sgt. 1st Class Miles at 010-3148-3450. YOGA CLASSES Tues. and Thurs. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. aerobics and cardio classes are also available Mon. - Thurs. from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Classes meet in the aerobics room at the CAC. COMPUTER CLASS FOR SPOUSES ACS has an ongoing eight-week computer basics class for spouses. Classes are Monday and Wednesday in the the ACS resource room. First one is geared to Philippine spouses; the next will be for Russian and English spouses and another for Korean spouses taught by CPAC. Graduates will receive a certification of completion. Pre-registration required. Call 7538401, limit to five. UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX REGISTRATION Now underway for the MBA 500 Class, Foundations of ProblemBased Learning. Classes will start On-Site at Osan Air Base June 13. Please send us your Stories and Photos for Publishing To submit information for publishing in The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-Humphrey’s common pages or for submissions for the New & Notes section, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598. You can also email all of your information to [email protected].

By Nancy Turner

HEAS students ‘Read to Watch’
DODEA standards require students to independently read a certain number of books each year. The program required students to take Reading Counts tests on the independently read books required by DODEA. Students that met the goal were treated to the movie “Meet the

First graders Mona Sango and Melissa Collins receive their award for the Shrek coloring contest sponsored by USAG Humphreys Movie Theater.


USAG Humphreys Elementary School

Students at Humphreys American Elementary School were rewarded for their participation in Scholastic Reading Counts by getting to go to the movie theater to watch a movie June 12. The Scholastic Reading Counts program is sponsored by the HAES PTO.

Robinsons” at the Humphreys movie theater during the school day. Students also received a gift bag filled with coupons and toys -- just for their enjoyment. A Shrek headband was also given to each winner of a coloring contest sponsored by the USAG Humphreys Movie Theater.

Nightmare Soldiers show ‘Pride of Ownership’ for remote control car track
Completed final design at Soldiers Field
By Bob Frace
USAG Humphreys Army Community Service

USAG HUMPHREYS—Soldiers from the 3 rd Battalion 2 nd Combat Aviation Brigade gave up their free time June 16 to continue designing and building the new remote control car race track at Soldiers Field. USAG Humphreys Morale, Welfare and Recreation performed the initial design a few months ago. Since then the course has drawn much interest from Soldiers who have remote control cars. Before MWR could open the track, they had to ensure it met the Soldiers’ expectations. “It has to be designed to what the Soldiers want,” said Jim Hogrebe,

Outdoor Recreation and Community Activity Center manager. Hogrebe said that the foundation for the track was in place, but Soldiers had to say just how challenging they wanted it to be. To get the track up and running the USAG Humphreys Better Opportunity for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers and several Soldiers participated in the final design to get the course ready for use by the community. The Soldiers began by moving mounds of dirt for the remote control car jumps and banks. They also configured the piping to keep the cars on the track and created a small mound area that would hold the new name of the course.

When the Soldiers were asked what name they could think of, they all immediately said their unit motto “NIGHTMARES.” Hogrebe expressed his appreciation for there “Pride of Ownership” and commitment to making a difference in their community. The course is still a working project as remote control car enthusiasts take the opportunity to try the course. Although the initial track is complete there is more work to be done—designing and building the hardstand track. Soldiers, Families who are interested in continuing the challenge, are encouraged to volunteer to help bring the hardstand on line. In the meantime we send the word to come out and enjoy the course.

23 USAG-H Father, son team reunites in Korea
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June 22, 2007

By Pfc. Gretchen Goodrich
35th Air Defense Artillery Public Affairs

Osan Air Base-Father’s Day has a different meaning for Chief Warrant Officer Willie B. Able and his son, Pfc. Barry W. Able. It’s time together for the two, time to create memories and time to put the uniforms and rank aside and act like a family. It’s also the first Father’s Day that the two will spend together under the same unit. For four months, the two have been separated because of their Army careers. Barry was in Fort Bliss, Texas, learning the ropes of his job as a Patriot Fire Control Enhanced operator. Willie was in Korea, serving in the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade’s support operations. Approximately 6564 thousand miles separated the two. Yet, due to a recent battalion rotation, the two are now back together, serving under the 35th ADA BDE together. Both know that time spent together in the same unit and country is precious. Having served for 26 years in the Army already, Willie and his son know first hard what it is like to live through separation and years apart. “You miss a lot of major events,” said Willie. “When he first started high school I was over here in Korea, and I missed 98 percent of his last year in high school.” Eventhough separation was a lifestyle that Barry knew since birth, it wasn’t anything he ever got adjusted to. “You don’t get used to it, you adapt,” said Barry. “I’ve gotten used to adapting to where I go.” Adapting is something the family has had to do since day one. With Willie having to transition to various units and stations from Fort Hood, Texas to Fort Jackson, S.C., the family followed him almost everywhere, except overseas. There wasn’t a question in the family not staying together. It was always assumed that we might as well go together regardless of where the Army took me, said Willie. “When he first started high school, I was over here in Korea,” said Willie. “You’re constantly trying to make up for those times and catch up on old times.” Barry decided to enlist into the military after finishing three years in college. That was a decision that Willie wasn’t happy with at first, but he understood that his son was going to school only because his mother and he wanted him too. Willie gave Barry his first oath of enlistment and sent him away to basic combat training not sure when he’d get to see him again. Although he was unable to attend his graduation, he was able to stop by prior to Barry’s graduation and see him. The changes Willie saw in his son amazed him. “Seeing him from where he came from as a child to now being a man was a real change,” said Willie. He went from being laid back, reserved to someone who isn’t afraid to take charge and get out in front, said Willie. “He was real proud of me,” said Barry. The thought of the two joining up in the same unit was something the two knew was almost impossible. “It was a unique blessing in disguise,” said Willie. Initially, Willie was going to be attached to a signal battalion in Yongsan. Due to circumstances beyond his control, he ended up as part of the 35th ADA BDE. Then the 1st Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery unit rotated here, bringing with it Willie’s son. “(We) get to spend time together, and I get to help him get establish here,” said Willie. “It’s getting the little things for him like a cell phone that help.” “This is my first deployment, first time away from home and it’s a lot more easier having him here to help,” said Barry.

Chief Warrant Officer Willie B. Able and son, Barrry W. Able stand as one.


Then again, Barry is used to adjusting to new environments. When many young, new soldiers were worried about coming to South Korea, Barry held an optimistic view. “It’s one of the places I wanted to go,” said Barry. “Korea was one one and Japan is number two.” Being as that Barry is now part of the unit that his father has been a part of for the past year, Barry faces new obstacles of having to live up to what his father is leaving behind as he prepares to head back to the states. “Everyone knows Chief Able, everyone knows my dad,” said Barry. “A lot of people are looking at me so I have to step up to my game.” “He has a strong work ethic,” said Willie. “I have no worries about him.” Barry may feel pressure as he noted that the does have some big shoes to fill, but he’s confident that he’ll get people to know him for himself, not because of his father or his father’s ran, he said. “He’s a man now…all I can do is give him advice,” said Willie. Advice that includes having fun while Barry is over here. As his father is preparing to leave the country, Barry doesn’t hesitate in acknowledging that he will miss his dad. “I’m going to miss him, and it’ll definitely be hard,” said Barry. “No matter where he goes, he’ll either come to us or we’ll come to him,” promised Willie. Either way, the two are bond to run into each other again as Barry already sets plans to stay in the military. “I’m going to one up him and go officer,” said Barry. His dad sat there across from his son and smiled. “I will always be chief,” he said.

USAG Humphreys USO hosts Summer BBQ
The USO at USAG Humphreys held its annual BBQ June 16 for Soldiers, Family members and Civilian employees. Company C, 3-2 AVN, 1st Sgt. Robert Rosales participates in an apple pie eating contest as James Dumoulin, 5, looks on.

USO Summer BBQ goers cut a cake to celebrate the United States Army’s 232nd Birthday.

(Left) Sgt. 1st Class Michelle Altvator, Company B, 532nd MI, wins the “Rock Paper Scissors” contest during the summer event. Altvator will advance to the next level as she plays in the peninsula-wide tournament at the Dragon Hill Lodge in Yongsan.

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CSCT #2 farewells, welcomes commanders
By Pfc. Na Kyung-Chul
USAG-Daegu Public Affairs

CAMP HENRY – Combat Support Coordination Team #2 and the Second Republic of Korea Army (SROKA) said farewell to Col. Gracus K. Dunn and welcomed Col. Chris Downey as the new commander during a ceremony June 19 at the SROKA base in East Daegu. Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan, Assistant Chief of Staff CJ3 and deputy commander Eighth US Army acted as the reviewing officer for the ceremony and lauded Col. Dunn for his accomplishments as commander. Since Col. Dunn took command in June 2005, the team has significantly increased coordination between ROK and US forces in the combined rear area and participated in numerous exercises to include field training exercises with the ROKA 501st Infantry Brigade of the 50th Homeland Reserve Division last year. This was the first time that a US unit ever trained with this particular ROK unit in conducting coastline defense along Korea’s shoreline. Additionally, Col. Dunn established a yearly professional development tour to take the entire Team up to the Joint Security Area and Korean War Museum located just outside Yongsan Garrison. The JSA really brought

home for KATUSA and other US members of the Team the history behind the ROK-US alliance. Dunn expressed his appreciation to all the guests who participated in the ceremony and gave some departing comments to CSCT #2. “Team #2 Soldiers, you represent America’s 21st century,” said Dunn. “I know that the Soldiers of Combat Support Coordination Team #2 will carry on in the tradition of our America Army, just as we have done in the past. You are flexible and always adapting to an ever changing environment. I am humbled by the opportunity to serve along side each and every one of you and to have led this command as we continue to serve our nation and this great alliance.” Col. Dunn is moving on to become the assistant to the Joint Operation Director/J3 within the Deputy Director for Regional Operations in the Pentagon, Washington DC. The new commander, Col. Chris R. Downey, served in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs (Materiel & Facilities) as the deputy director, Resources and Evaluation, before being selected to command CSCT #2. “I’m ready and CSCT #2 is ready to meet whatever challenges may await us in the future.” Said Col. Downey.


Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan, Assistant Chief of Staff CJ3 and deputy commander Eighth US Army, passes the colors to the new commander, Col. Chris R. Downey in the Change of Command ceremony June 19 at the SROKA base in East Daegu.

Col. Downey charged with commanding CSCT#2
By Pfc. Na Kyung-Chul
USAG-Daegu Public Affairs

CAMP HENRY – Col. Chris R. Downey took the mantle of command for the Combat Support Coordination Team #2. Col. Downey was born in Cut Bank, Montana, and grew up in Richland, lowa. Before coming to Combat Support Coordination Team #2, he served in the Pentagon as the Deputy Director for Resources and Evaluation; Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense Reserve Affairs (Materiel & Facilities Deputate). Prior to that assignment he served on the Army G8 Initiatives Group staff as a strategic planner and writer. His military and civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy Class of 1983, Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Staff College (CAS3), The Associate Logistics Executive Development Course, Civil Affairs and Ordinance Officer Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College, a Master of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky, 1993, with further graduate studies in theology and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies, Army War College. Col. Downey left active duty in 1990 to attend Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky, where he also entered the Army Reserve and served two successive company

Col. Downey command assignments in the 100th Division (Training) from 1991 to 1995. He then moved to Iowa and joined the 19th Theater Support Command (TSC), Des Moines, Iowa, where he served in the Civil-Military Operations and Host Nation Support sections. He was sent to the Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee, Virginia, where he served from 1996 to 2003 in doctrine development for theater-level logistics organizations and other Army transformation initiatives. He was assigned to the G-3, Army Materiel Command, from February to July 2003,

before entering the Army War College. After graduation, in June 2004, he served as a strategic planner and writer in the Army G-8 Initiatives Group until April 2006. Col. Downey has served in all three components of the Army; the Regular Army, the Army National Guard, and Army Reserve in both command and staff positions. His assignments include the 193rd Infantry Brigade, Fort Clayton, Panama; two successive company commands in the 100th Training Division, Assistant S-3 with follow-on as S4 with the 29th Infantry Division, Ft AP Hill, VA, Maintenance Officer with a follow on as Host Nation Support Officer with the 19th Theater Support Command (CONUS Augmentation), Des Moines, lowa and Force D e v e l o p m e n t a n d A r m y Tr a n s f o r m a t i o n Initiative Officer with the Combined Arms S u p p o r t C o m m a n d , F t L e e , VA . O t h e r assignments include Logistics Staff officer in the Operation Center, Army Material Command (AMC), Ft Belvior, VA. His military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, parachutist badge, and Army Staff Identification Badge. He is married to the former Valerie Smith of Plum Borough, Pennsylvania. They have four children: Lydia, Richard, James, and Noah.

CYS Summer Sports Camps Child and Youth Services holds summer sports camps June 25 through August 24. The sports camps include baseball, soccer, basketball, volleyball and golf. Participants should pay $25 per youth. T-shirt or hats will be provided. For information, call CYS at 764-5298 or 764-4859. Commissary Awareness Day Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers (BOSS) holds Commissary Awareness Day events 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. today at the Camp Walker Commissary. It’s time to find out what the commissary has to offer single and unaccompanied Soldiers. The events include jalapeno and watermelon-eating contests, water balloon relay, limbo contest, an old fashioned BBQ and more. The unit with the most attendance can win money for their unit fund. For information, call at 764-4440. Camp Walker Summer Reading Program Camp Walker Library holds Summer Reading Program for children in grades K-12 June 29 – July 29. Registration is from June 29 to July 8. Please, stop by to get your children a reading booklet, button, book-bag, T-shirt and bookmark. There will be an End-Of-Program party on July 29 with refreshments, face painting, and a clown. The children will receive their reading certificates and the program winners will be announced. For information, call Camp Walker Library at 7644318. Celebrity Entertainment There will be some celebrity entertainments for free. Lloyd Banks: 7:30 p.m. June 30 at the Hilltop parking lot on Camp Walker. Chris Cagle: 7 p.m. July 3 at the Kelly Fitness Center on Camp Walker. Nina Sky: 5 p.m. July 4 at the Kelly parking lot. Crossfade: 7 p.m. July 4 at the Kelly parking lot. For information, call at 764-4440 or 768-7563. Driving Range Opening The Evergreen golf course driving range re-opening has been delayed. The range is now scheduled to open Saturday. For information, call at 764-4601.

June 22, 2007

‘Team Daegu’ celebrates Army Birthday
By Pfc. Na Kyung-Chul
USAG-Daegu Public Affairs


The Morning Calm Weekly

DAEGU – To celebrate the 232nd United States Army Birthday, approximately 1,000 Soldiers, civilians, family members and local Korean dignitaries gathered at the Inter-Burgo Hotel in Daegu June 14. This celebration of the 232nd Army Birthday is in recognition of the tremendous service the Army and its Soldiers provide the nation. The theme of this year is “Call-To-Duty: Boots on the ground, Army Strong.” This year’s theme is in tribute to the 174,000 Soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines deployed around the world in 68 different countries defending and protecting freedom. The Army Birthday Ball was advanced by two MCs, Master Sgt. Falando Clay, Army Field Support Brigade Senior Enlisted Advisor, and Sgt. 1st Class Pamella Voss, 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) who kept great atmosphere for the Ball with their quick wit until closing time. The ball started with the posting of colors and invocation by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Mitchell Lewis, the command chaplain for the 19th ESC. The toasts were presented by Pfc. Charles Bryant, 19th ESC Soldier of the year from 46th Transportation Company, Command Sgt. Maj. Lee In-han, Republic of Korea Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Charlie L. Dailey Jr., 501st SBDE, Sgt. Maj. David G. Martinez, 19th ESC, Command Sgt. Maj. Patricia A. Keit, United States Army Garrison Daegu,


Maj. Gen. David P Valcourt, Commanding . General, 8th United States Army; Command Sgt. Maj. Barry Wheeler, Command Sgt. Major of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, United States Forces Korea and 8th United States Army; and Sgt. Ericka C. Mena, 19th ESC NCO of the Year cut the cake during the 232nd Army Birthday Ball at the InterBurgo Hotel June 14. Command Sgt. Maj. David R. Abbott, 501st STB and Brig. Gen. Raymond Mason, 19th ESC Commanding General. After the presentation of toasts, the cake cutting ceremony was conducted. This year’s cake was baked by Camp Henry Dining Facility. Especially, this year’s Army Ball included the reenlistment ceremony, also. 23 Soldiers from the 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion

were honored for their decision to reenlist and swore an oath again to serve and defend the country like their first entry to the Army. The guest speaker for this Army Ball was Maj. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, the commander of the United States Army Combined Arms Support Command. While participants were having dinner, there was the raffle drawing which people expected for some gifts. The gifts for this year were weekend stay at the Inter-Burgo Hotel, a round trip ticket for one to Jeju island, two round trip tickets to any city within the United States and one $50 Army and Air Force Exchange Service gift certificate. For celebrating the Army Birthday Ball, the entertainment group “PERCISE” from Camp Carroll sang the battle hymn of the republic and the Area IV multi-cultural gospel service choir, under the direction of Mrs. Valetta Love, sang God Bless America and God Bless the U.S.A. The 232nd Army Ball concluded with Brig. Gen. Mason’s closing remarks and a benediction by Chaplain Martin, USAG Daegu command chaplain. “It was a great time for me,” said Sgt. Cha Hyun-joon, USAG Daegu Senior KATUSA. “There were so many honored guests that I can’t see frequently. The meal was good, everyone dressed up and especially the raffle drawing beat my heart even though my number was not selected.”

The Area IV Multi-Cultural Gospel Service Choir perform “God Bless America” under the direction of Mrs. Valetta Love at the 232nd U.S. Army Birthday Ball June 14 at the Inter-Burgo Hotel.

The Morning Calm Weekly

By Pfc. Suk Kyung-chul
19th ESC Public Affairs

June 22, 2007


July 4 Sporting Events There will be sporting events including 3 on 3 basketball, racquetball, sand-pit volleyball tournaments, 5K run and 2mile walk July 4. The deadline for entry is June 26. Please, register at Camp Walker and Camp Carroll Gyms. For information, call Neal Fleisher at 764-4800. American Red Cross The American Red Cross holds health and safety classes 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. June 30 at the Red Cross Bldg. T1425 on Camp Henry. The First Aid, CPR and AED for the workplace are subject for the classes. As the class size is limited, please sign up early. For information, call Jimmy Finch at 7687993. 8-Ball Tournament USAG Daegu holds 8-Ball Tournament 1 p.m. Saturday at the Camp Carroll Community Activity Center. 1st - 6th place winnters will qualify for the 8th Army tournament July 7-8. For information, call the Camp Carroll CAC at 765-7484/8325. Please send us your Stories and Photos for Publishing To submit information for publishing in The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-Daegu’s common pages or for submission for the News & Notes section, call 768-8513. You can email all of your information to [email protected].

New Command Chaplain assigned
CAMP WALKER - Permanent change of station season is upon us this summer. 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)’s Command Chaplain post was no exception as Chaplain (Lt.Col) Michael D. Charles was replaced by Chaplain (Lt.Col) Mitchell Lewis in a Change of Stole ceremony held in Camp Walker chapel 12 June. A stole is a strip of narrow cloth worn around a minister’s neck, symbolizing their position as spiritual guides to Soldiers. Such a ceremony takes place whenever a Command Chaplain’s post is renewed. However, the last ceremony was in 2002, making this ceremony a first in years. The ceremony was opened by invocations from USAG-Daegu Chaplain Edward C. Martin. Afterwards 19th ESC Commander Brig. Gen Raymond V. Mason conducted the actual passing of the stole. “I feel very blessed that I had a chance to serve with Chaplain Charles. He has made us all better. He has kept us on righteous path, and I’m grateful for that” said Mason. The CG’s speech was followed by remarks from the outgoing chaplain. “I have mixed feelings about leaving Korea. It was a great place to serve, with outstanding community. We had people from many different countries participating in our events” said Charles. He said that traveling around Korea was the best part of the job. After the ceremony, there was a small reception

19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Commander Brig. Gen Raymond V. Mason presents the stole to incoming 19th ESC Command Chaplain Lt. Col Mitchell I. Lewis at Soldier Memorial Chapel on Camp Walker June 12.




for the attending guests, where the new chaplain had a chance to speak to the attendance. “I am very excited to take this post. I was able to see the community, and I was very happy. I know I have a lot to learn, but with God’s and my friend’s help, I will be successful” said Lewis. Incoming Command Chaplain (Lt. Col) Mitchell I. Lewis has served as battalion chaplain for 194th Maintenance Battalion at Camp Humphreys, Korea in 1994.

USAG-D TAS students recognize the importance of voting
June 22, 2007 28
By James D. Hardee
USAG-Daegu Military Personnel Division

The Morning Calm Weekly

CAMP GEORGE - The students from Teagu American School participated in a Voting Poster Contest June 8. The competition was based on the simple word “Vote”. The students were asked to make a poster about voting. Voting is something we take for granted but the students here know it is an honor to vote. When asked the question; why should we vote? Nathan Oyen said, “People should vote because it is an honor to take part in our government, one vote can make a difference, and it is our responsibility to take part.” The students who participated in the contest were all seniors and they are looking forward to voting. “As I am drawing closer to my 18th birthday, I am beginning to realize that I will have the utmost opportunity to make a difference in society. So, I do indeed plan to vote.” said Latreicia Allen who plans to study Political science next year in college. “This was a learning tool for the students,” said Mary Karthy Bacle when asked what this contest taught them. “It taught me how substantial it is as an American citizen to express your voice and opinions. Change and success are the effects of choices made by the government voted into office by the American people. People like you and me.” All three students agreed that voting is important and stressed those not registered to vote to register “I can’t stress enough that if you don’t vote, your voice will not be heard,” said Allen. “This is a right given to us in our constitution and cemented in blood




Latreicia Allen (from left), 2nd prize, Mary Kathy Bacle, 1st prize, and Nathan Oyen, 3rd prize, hold their voting posters. by our fathers and brothers and mothers and sisters club for the posters to be displayed so the entire serving in the military. Utilize it.” community can be reminded about the importance Prizes were given to the students that placed of voting. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. First place received a free brunch “The contest was a great success,” said Jim at Evergreen Community Club. 2nd place was a Hardee, USAG Daegu Military Personnel Division Pasta Buffet at the Hilltop Club. 3rd place was a Area IV Voting Officer. “To see the excitement in gift certificate from AAFES. The first and second the young Americans to vote is an important thing. place gifts were donated by the USAG Daegu They are the future and it is so important that they Director of MWR Marketing, Ms. Laurel Baek. understand the importance of voting. We are on the Ms. Baek also is offering space at the Evergreen right track.”


June 22, 2007

Korean Language

The Morning Calm Weekly

Learn Korean Easily

Week The Phrase of the Week :

“What’s good today?”
Onurun mwoga jossumnikka?
cooked rice




soy sauce




Week Situation of the Week : Eating and Dining out
Is there a menu in English?
Yongoro doen menu issumnikka?

Do you have a set meal?
Jongsik doemnikka?

This story is about:

Joun kosuro gatta juseyo.

Could you bring us something good? I’ll have this.

Igollo butakamnida.

Garrison celebrates organization day

Modum yori doemnikka?

Can you make an assorted dish? Ginseng tea, please.



Week Korean Expression of the Week

Galttaekkaji gaboja.

Let’s see how far we can go.

Let’s go all the way.

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