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Operation Mercury Pride III
1st Lt. Matthew Blumberg, 169th Signal Company, 36th Signal Battalion operations officer, coaches Staff Sgt. Andrew Tenorio during a M16 range competition for Mercury Pride III held at Reynolds Range on Command Post Tango, April 30. The 36th Signal Battalion went on to take home the first place trophy for the weapons competition. To view or download photos from this event visit www.flickr.com/imcomkorea — U.S. Army photos by Cpl. SeungKwon Kim
Competition brings 1st Signal to the training, sports fields
Yongsan Garrison. Held quarterly to enhance pride and esprit de corps, Operation Mercury Pride III brought a change with the addition of a sports competition between units within the brigade. The sports included drill and OVERVIEW
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By Sgt. Lajuan Hickman 1st Signal Brigade Public Affairs Soldiers from 1st Signal Brigade came together once again to take part in Operation Mercury Pride III from April 29 – May 1 on GARRISONS
ceremony, soccer, softball, flag football, as well as, a weapons competition. Other events included an awards ceremony, officer/ non-commissioned officer professional development classes, commander’s brief, a hail and farewell and a brigade run.
For some, Mercury Pride III was a good change from their day-to-day routine. “I think Mercury Pride was awesome because it brought us together in a chill – See MERCURY PRIDE, Page 4 – FEATURE STORY
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Memorial Day Safety Message
Memorial Day is set aside as a tribute, to honor the men and women who have given their lives to defend our great nation so that we may enjoy the blessing of freedom. It is a day where we remember and celebrate the many Americans who died while advancing freedom around the world, including here in the Republic of Korea. On Memorial Day, we are once again reminded that freedom is never free, as we celebrate our tremendous and proud military heritage. We can make this day even more memorable by not losing a single soldier, civilian employee, or family member to needless accidents or injuries. Traditionally, Memorial Day marks the beginning of the summer season. Many Service Members and their families will take advantage of the warmer weather by traveling around the peninsula and participating in Gen. Walter L. Sharp recreational and sports activities. Holiday related and summer activities are relaxing and enjoyable. Unfortunately, they expose personnel to increased risks which must be controlled in order to protect personnel and property. I am convinced that command involvement makes a difference. Risk management must be integrated into every aspect of on and
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off duty activities. Leaders must ensure that all personnel are aware of the hazards they are likely to face during the holiday weekend. I expect first line leaders to engage their personnel with “Under the Oak Tree Counseling” before they depart for the weekend. As a minimum, they should address adverse consequences of alcohol abuse, unique hazards associated with driving in Korea, responsible use of alcohol, and using caution in sports and recreational activities. Remind everyone to stay vigilant, avoid political gatherings, and follow curfew requirements. Ensure everyone knows they should always use the “buddy system” when going off post and leave a “travel plan” with someone that is not traveling with them. This first holiday of the summer season provides a great opportunity for well-earned relaxation as well as solemn remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and secure freedom. I encourage all of you to look out for each other and spend your time wisely and safely. Team work counts! Have a safe and enjoyable holiday and stay safe throughout the summer. We Go Together! WALTER L. SHARP
General, US Army Commander
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Ban on USB flash media devices increased Security Incidents
By Jeffery A. Wares CISSP The recent Department of Defense ban on the use of USB flash media devices has caused an increase in the number of security incidents involving the potential for the compromise of Personally Identifiable Information and Sensitive Information. Since the ban on USB flash media devices, users are sending PII and SI to their commercial e-mail addresses to allow them to work on official government documents at home. In all cases identified the data is sent unencrypted and is easily compromised. For example, individuals have sent both official and personal account login and password credentials to their commercial e-mail accounts. Sending your personal banking account login and password credentials from a government computer to a commercial e-mail account unencrypted places the individual's accounts at serious risk. As a reminder, all government email sent to commercial e-mail accounts is monitored. Individuals who send government system login and password credentials unencrypted put DoD networks at risk for exploitation. There are other solutions to working at home, see your Information Assurance Manager or Information Management Officer for further information on alternatives to sending information to commercial e-mail accounts.
Iovate Health Sciences USA voluntarily recalls HydroxyCut products
Iovate Health Sciences USA, Inc. of Blasdell, New York and Ontario, Canada announced that it is voluntarily recalling Hydroxycut branded products sold in the United States. However, out of an abundance of caution and because consumer safety is Iovate’s top priority, Iovate is voluntarily recalling these Hydroxycutbranded products. Consumers who have the recalled products are advised to stop using them and to return them to the place of purchase. The list of products being recalled by Iovate currently includes all dates, lots, and sizes and can be found at www.usfk.mil.
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The importance of Medicare for overseas retirees
By Jack Terwiel Military Retiree Assistance Office A retiree or spouse nearing the age of 65 will receive a letter from the Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services. The letter invites the recipient to sign up for Medicare Part B and possibly also Medicare Part D, the prescription drug plan. Neither of these is available outside the United States. However, failing to sign up for Medicare Part B will mean that the retiree or spouse will not be eligible for TRICARE for Life, the TRICARE coverage that starts at age 65 for most retirees. TRICARE Standard coverage ends on the 1st day of your 65th birth month. Also, there is no ‘family plan’ in Medicare. Each person signs up individually and pays individually. A person who does not sign up for Medicare Part B at age 65 or later will not be reimbursed by TRICARE. Failing to sign up for Medicare Part B in the seven-month widow starting three months before and ending three months after (3+1+3) the 65th birth month means that a late-enrollment penalty of 10% will be applied for each year thereafter that the retiree does not enroll. (The only exception is if the retiree is covered by an employer’s health plan that provides essentially the same coverage as provided by Medicare.) Late enrollment signup occurs between January and March of each year and coverage begins on July 1. For a late enrollment, TRICARE for Life will not cover any costs of civilian care prior to the effective date of coverage. If you’re thinking about saving money by relying on military medical care, keep in mind that most health problems of aging cannot be treated in military hospitals. Expecting treatment in a military hospital on a regular basis when only space-available care is offered is not the best approach to staying healthy.
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The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. AREA I: Failure to Obey Order or Regulation (2ID Policy Letter #8 (.010 BAC); Failure to Identify; Drunk and Disorderly; Subject #1 was reported to be in a physical altercation with three unknown Korean National males at a club in the Dongducheon Entertainment District. Upon arrival of MP the three Korean males fled the scene. When MP ordered Subject #1 to identify himself, he refused. KNP searched Subject #1 and retrieved his ID card. Subject #1 was apprehended by MP and transported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he was administered a Portable Breathalyzer Test, with a result of 0.213% BAC. Subject #1 was then transported to the TMC, where he was treated and released for a cut above his right eye. Subject #1 was processed and released to his unit with instruction to report to the USAG-Casey PMO at a later time. Subject #1 later reported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he was advised of his legal rights, which he invoked. Subject #1 was processed and released to his unit. This is a final report. AREA II: Larceny of Private Funds; Subject #1 and Subject #2 stole money from Victim #1 (taxi driver). Subject #1 and Subject #2 were apprehended by KNP and transported to the Yongsan Main KNP Station where they were charged by KNP under RCC #331 (Special Larceny). Subject #1 and Subject #2 requested to be released into MP Custody on a CJ Form 3 and were released into MP Custody on a CJ Form 2. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were transported to the USAGYongsan PMO where they were advised of their legal rights, which they waived. Subject #1 rendered a written statement denying the offense. Subject #2 rendered a written statement admitting to the offense. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were released to their sponsors. Estimated cost of loss is 51,000 won. This is a final report. AREA IV: Curfew Violation; Underage Drinking; During the hours of curfew, Subject #1 and Subject #2 were observed by MP at an off-post club. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were apprehended and transported to the USAGDaegu PMO where MP detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Subject #1’s person. Subject #1 was administered a Portable Breathalyzer Test, with a result of 0.058% BAC. A check of Subject #1’s ID card revealed that he was under the legal age to consume alcohol. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were released to their units. At a later time, Subject #1 and Subject #2 reported to the USAG-Daegu PMO where they were advised of their legal rights, which they waived, rendering written sworn statements admitting to the offenses. This is a final report. AREA IV: Traffic Accident Resulting in Damage to Private Property; Following too Close; Drunken or Reckless Operation of a Vehicle; Subject #1, operating a privatelyowned vehicle, struck Victim #1’s vehicle adjacent to a post entry gate. Damages to Subject #1’s vehicle consisted of scratches and paint transfer to the front bumper, a license plate being broken, and a dent to the hood. Damages to Victim #1’s vehicle consisted of a dent to the rear bumper. Subject #1 was administered a Portable Breathalyzer Test by KNP, with a result of 0.091% BAC. Subject #1 was transported to the Nambu KNP Box. Subject #1 and Victim #1 reported utilization of their seatbelts. Victim #1 was released on his own recognizance. Investigation continues by KNP.
Re-enactments from historical Korean life are ongoing at the Korean Folk Village. This Korean Folk Village opened in October 1974 as an open-air folk museum and international tourist attraction for both Korean and foreign visitors. Visit www/flickr.com/imcomkorea to view more photos from the Folk Village. — U.S. Army photo by Edward Johnson
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities
Hi Seoul The Hi Seoul Festival will be held for nine days from May 2 - 10 under the theme of “Palaces”. A variety of events and cultural activities will take place in the five major palaces of Seoul, Gyeongbokgung, Changdeokgung, Changgyeonggung, Deoksugung, and Gyeonghuigung, as well as at Seoul and Cheonggye Plazas. The opening parade, “Hot Pink Road” will feature various characters including a baby king, the Seoul Mask, sip-jang-saeng (the ten symbols of longevity), the twelve animals of the Eastern zodiac, and Haechi, the mythical animal that is the symbol of Seoul. Events will include the “Various Dance Party”, which will feature traditional music, rock bands, Latin dance, and hip-hop, and the “Various Traditional Games” event, where Seoul’s citizens and tourists can come together and experience Korea’s traditional culture. For more information, go to www.hiseoulfest.org or www. tour2korea.com Paju Flower Fest (USFK trip May 30) USFK Servicemembers and their families are invited to the opening ceremony for the “The Flower Village of Paju City.” Transportation will be provided but those interested must RSVP by May 15. Contact Ben Hur at [email protected]
to make reservations. VIP buses will depart from the Korean War Memorial near USAG- Yongsan at 9 a.m. on May 30. Daegu Herb Medicine Fest The Daegu Herb Medicine Market has been operating for fifty years. It is a truly international market as visitors here will find medicines and merchants from countries such as China, Manchuria, Russia, and Europe. This herb medicine festival displays medicinal herbs that are found in Korea’s mountains and visitors can personally experience traditional Oriental medicines. The Daegu Yangyeongsi Herb Medicine Festival is a fascinating event for foreigners who are interested in Korea’s medicinal herbs and the medical sciences and traditions of the East. Visit www.tour2korea.com Ceramics Fest Icheon has 1,000 years of history in ceramic arts and its ceramics festival is one of the most famous in Korea. Here visitors can see a variety of Korea’s finest ceramics such as Cheongja (celadon porcelain), Baekja (white porcelain), and Buncheongsagi (grayish-blue-powdered celadon). A popular festival event is the ceramics excavation program, and visitors can even draw their own artwork on slightly heated pottery. Visitors in need of some relaxation can visit the highly regarded hot springs located nearby, which used to be visited by the kings of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Visit www.tour2korea.com Korean Folk Village The Korean Folk Village near Seoul, it remains one of the best-known of Korea’s folk villages, although those in the countryside tend to be more authentic. The Folk Village is home to Korean heritage and many features of Korean culture have been collected and preserved for future generations. Performances of Farmers’ Music and Dance and Tightrope Acrobatics are performed in the performing arena twice a day. During spring, summer, autumn, and on weekends and holidays, traditional customs and ceremonies for coming-of-age, marriage, funeral, ancestor memorial, and other ceremonies are recreated. Check the schedule of the day’s events near the main entrance. Set in a natural environment, visitors can experience an authentic atmosphere with over 260 traditional houses reminiscent of the late Joseon Dynasty and traditional arts on display. Watch master craftsmen create beautiful designs in brass, embroidery, iron, and clay. For information, call (031) 286-2106-8 or visit www. tour2korea.com. Summer hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Amazing “Bubble World Show’ Korea has just opened the world’s second exclusive “bubble show” theatre. Fan Yang’s Bubble World show opened in Myungbo Art Hall in Euljiro3 3-ga, following in the footstep of the hugely successful “bubble show” theatre in New York. Canadian artist, Fan Yang, gained world fame for his White Bubble Show, which captivated audiences when it played in Korea. “Bubble World Show” is his latest creation. To get there from exit 8 of Euljiro3-ga Station (subway lines 2 and 3), walk straight for about 5 minutes and the Myungbo Art Hall is on your left. Visit www.tour2korea.com “Egypt, the Great Civilization” Exhibition The Special Exhibition Gallery of the National Museum of Korea, Seoul presents artifacts from the civilization of Ancient Egypt which stretched from 3200BC to 300BC. Now, the National Museum of Korea is resurrecting this great civilization, and taking visitors back to the world of the pyramids, mummies, and hieroglyphs. Visitors can discover the real lives of Ancient Egyptians through the extensive display of genuine artifacts and relics. There will be a special pavilion with holograms and a three-dimensional viewing room for life in the Ancient Egyptian civilization. Visitors will also find comprehensive information and images on the touchscreen computer kiosks located throughout the exhibition. Visit www.tour2korea.com
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disposed of. Work-related papers must also be protected. Sensitive information, or SI, refers to all papers marked “For Official Use Only”, Limited Distribution”, or “Controlled Unclassified Information”. Unfortunately, it’s not always that easy. We must protect items that contain information about the organization’s mission, exercise activities, computer networks, infrastructure, capabilities, vulnerabilities, and plans. Since we don’t know what exactly the bad guys are looking for, we should destroy any paper or document that contains work-related information. How do we protect against dumpster divers and bad guys stealing our personal and work-related information? At home, purchase a personal shredder. Good quality cross-cut shredders are very inexpensive and could save you thousands of dollars and years of headaches by helping to prevent the compromise of your personal information. At work, in accordance with USFK Policy Letter #24, all personnel will shred all work-related and personal papers. Unit leaders and supervisors must talk to their troops about this security measure and conduct periodic spot checks of the trash cans in the office. Additionally, while taking trash to the dumpster, take a look in and around the container for papers that should have been destroyed. If documents, charts, manuals, CDs, or any other items that should be controlled are discovered, and it’s not obvious who they belong to, contact the USFK OPSEC Office for assistance. Get busy and clean up your offices… it’s a great security practice to get rid of documents you no longer need. Just be smart about it, please. Enjoy spring while it lasts! To view the command OPSEC Policy Letter, go to http://www.usfk.mil/usfk/ commandpolicies.aspx. If you have questions regarding Operations Security, contact the CFC/USFK OPSEC Officer at DSN 723-2149 or [email protected]
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Be careful what you throw out
By Dan Wilkinson CFC/USFK OPSEC Officer It’s that time of year. Everything is turning green and the weather is awesome. Ah, it’s spring-time again! Something else that goes along with spring is the chore of spring cleaning… getting rid of all that “stuff ” that’s accumulated over the past year (or more). As much as we may not look forward to the act of spring cleaning, I think everyone feels pretty good about the end result. But, if we’re not careful, there could be a serious and damaging result. What we toss out in the trash could come back to haunt us. This goes for cleaning out your files at home and at work. Everyone should be very cautious what they put in the trash. Because let’s face it, once you drop something in the dumpster, you lose control of it and it’s available to anyone. You may be wondering, “who would go through my home or office trash to obtain information?” Dumpster Diving is very popular among identity thieves and intelligence collectors. It’s inexpensive to gather information this way… and, unfortunately, very lucrative for the bad guys. At home, everyone should be careful to destroy any papers or files that contain personal information. This includes social security numbers, birthdates, banking information, medical files, and planning calendars. Destroy anything that could allow someone to steal your identity, your money, or your possessions. At work, the careless tossing of files can have a much more serious effect because those actions may not only affect you, but others in your office, your organization, or your entire command. Just like at home, we need to protect personally indentifiable information, or PII. Some units or organizations (I.E., orderly rooms, reception centers, personnel offices, and medical facilities) handle PII on a regular basis and need to be extremely cautious of how that information is controlled and
environment, which is always good,” said Spc. Natalie Goris, a human resource specialist for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment 41st Signal Bde. “People got to hang out and meet different people from different environments.” Sgt. Jason Williams, a microwave systems operator-maintainer for the 501st Signal Company, 36th Signal Bn. said he enjoyed how the operation was set-up with food, fun activities and a day off from work for the Soldiers. The event culminated in the presentation of the Commander’s Cup to the victorious unit – the 41st Signal Battalion. Goris credited this battalion’s victory to “team work, pride and just keeping our head
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up the whole time.” Although 41st Signal Bn. won the overall competition, sister units did not go home empty handed. Headquarters and Headquarters Company took home the first place trophies for soccer and drill and ceremony. The 304th Signal Bn. brought back the first place trophy for flag football, and the 36th Signal Bn. took home the softball and weapons trophies. While the competition was fierce and the victories sweet, these Soldiers will have another opportunity to build unit cohesion and attain or hold on to the Commander’s Cup during Mercury Pride IV.
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Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-RC commander, discusses the standards and conditions of the entertainment district in Warrior Country with Marty’s American Sports Bar and Grill manager during the Bosandong Korea Special Tourist Association quarterly meeting at the Samaul Gumgo building in Dongducheon, April 23. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Walker
Garrison command meets with Tourist Association
By Pfc. Jamal Walker USAG-RC Public Affairs BOSANDONG SOuth KOREA — Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAGRC commander, Lt. Col. Donald Meisler, USAG-Casey commander, Richard Davis, USAG-RC deputy commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed, USAG-Casey Command Sgt. Maj., met with members of the Korea Special Tourist Association for their quarterly meeting at the Samaul Gumgo building in Bosandong entertainment district in Dongducheon April 23. The purpose of the meeting was to help KSTA promote good business practices and to reach a mutual understanding and compliance. Members of the chain of command and the KTSA members shared their concern for misconduct within the entertainment district of Warrior Country and their plans to improve. One of the talking points emphasized during the meeting was prostitution and human trafficking. Due to the many questions that were raised from the members and the seriousness of the topic, command stood up to address the issue. Jackson stressed the need for teamwork with KSTA members, explaining to them that United States Forces Korea has a zero tolerance policy on prostitution and human trafficking and the same policy should serve in their places of business. “If a Soldier is coming to your place of business with the understanding he can pay one of your bartenders, or whoever for their services, then it is prostitution and human trafficking, and it is not allowed,” Jackson said. Jackson also told all KSTA to use the military police to assist them any time they need help with an unruly Soldier. “The MP’s are not patrolling trying to report you to the board (referring to the Armed Forces Disciplinary Board which could result in an establishment being placed off limits), but to help you if you have an unruly customer,” Jackson explained. “Call the MP’s and they can help you. If a Soldier is not paying his bill, or they are drinking underage, let the MPs know; help us so we can help you.” Soldiers drinking under the US legal age of 21 years old, in bars or anywhere else, including Soldiers of age buying for under age Soldiers, was another topic held at the meeting. In order stop actions such as this, the commanders provided all KSTA signs to post for all to read in English and Hangul stating they do card all that enter the bar and
those wanting to purchase alcohol must be of legal age to be served. Before ending the meeting, the commanders gave the KSTA suggestions of ways to enforce and abide by Korean Law and USFK guidance on zero tolerance when it comes to prostitution and human trafficking: refuse service to unruly or rowdy customers, check identification and post age restriction posters in all clubs, insure lighting is sufficient in back corners of clubs, and not to allow the club to become overcrowded which would cause an unsafe environment for all Soldiers and workers of the business outlet. “We are not saying you are doing the wrong thing,” Jackson said. “I think you are all running good businesses and I know you want to run a good business; just help me by telling me your comments or concerns you may have during these meetings.”
Soldiers try ‘mocktails’ during National Alcohol Awareness Month
April was Alcohol Awareness Month and Area I Army Substance Abuse Program set up kiosks in Area I garrisons with information about substance abuse as well as alcohol abuse. ASAP, Prevention and Employee Assistance Program Coordinator, Gloria Prince, (right) serves ‘mocktails,’ nonalcoholic cocktails, to Marilyn Pierce, Staff Sgt. Richard Pierce and Barbara Galloway from Camp Kwangsari April 23, at USAG-Red Cloud Mitchell’s Club. “Every year, millions of Americans - one in every 13 adults - suffer from alcohol abuse or alcohol dependence,” Prince said. Campaign booths also were displayed April 22 at USAG-Casey and April 24 at Camp Stanley. — U.S. Army photo by Margaret Banish-Donaldson
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News & Notes
Organizational Self Assessment Survey The USAG-RC Organizational Self Assessment survey will come in your e-mail this month. Responses will be returned directly to IMCOM (Stateside). All responses will be handled confidentially and will not be tracked back to you. For more information call: 732-6229/8127. ACS Financial Readiness Conference The Army Community Services Financial Readiness Conference has changed from June 9 to 19. It will be held at the USAGCasey Digital Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Command Financial Specialist training for E-6 and above, 01, 02, CW-1, and CW-2, will be held Aug. 12-13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Digital Conference Center. For more information call: 730-3142. EEO/POSH Training Schedule EEO/POSH training online go to: http:// www.bragg.army.mil/eeo/TRAINING/ harass/1/welcome1.htm For more information call: 732-6273. Workforce Town Hall Meeting USAG-Red Cloud and USAG-Casey garrisons will hold a Workforce Town Hall Meeting May 19 in the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center and USAG-RC movie theater. For information call: 732-8854. Volunteers Wanted for Volunteer Corps We are looking for volunteers to assist with daily operations of the USAG-RC Army Volunteer Corps Program. For information call: 730-3032. Half/Full Marathon Date Change The Half/Full Marathon has been changed to May 16. For information call: 732-6276. 2009 Warrior Country Track and Field Championship The Warrior Country Track and Field Championship will be held May 30. Registration will begin 8 - 9 a.m. and the event will start 10 a.m. For more information call: 732-6276/6927. Spouse’s Orientation Program The Spouse’s Orientation Program scheduled date is May 19 at USAG-RC in the FMWR classroom at 9 a.m. For information call: 732-5883. Red Cloud Bowling Center Presents Memorial Day Weekend Color Pin Bowling USAG-Red Cloud Bowling Center will present color pin bowling Memorial Day weekend May 24 and 25 beginning 1 p.m. Cash and Pro Shop prizes will be given. For information call: 732-6930. Global Campus English Teaching Jobs Global Campus is recruiting English teachers for public schools across Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. A competitive salary is offered with nice working and living conditions. Easy access to Seoul and other great benefits. This job falls under work permit employment category E-2. For more informatin log on to: http://www.globalcampusjob.com/new/ For more news and notes log on to: http:// ima.korea.army.mil/area1/sites/local/ where you will find information and news regarding IMCOM installations in Area I.
Sgt. Nam, Kwanghyunk, USAG-RC HHC Senior KATUSA, (right) explains backgrounds of Korean culture and specifics of different cultural manners such as communication, social gathering and funerals. This was one of 10 topics which were covered in ‘Stand Down for Standards’ April 25. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kim, Tae Hoon
Garrison Soldiers attend stand down training
By Pfc. Kim, Tae Hoon USAG-RC Public Affairs RED CLOuD GARRISON — Stand down for Standards training for Soldiers assigned to Area I took place April 25 at the USAG-Red Cloud Education Center and USAG-Casey Theater. The training contained a variety of issues: cultural awareness, Army core values, and sexual awareness, which were taught by a senior leader from each company. Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-RC commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Lavender, USAG-RC Command Sgt. Maj., made opening remarks at Red Cloud. Stand down for Soldiers was conducted as a part of a mandatory peninsula-wide training. Every Soldier across the peninsula was required to participate in this four- hour training by order of Gen. Walter Sharp, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea Command commander, in order to correct the rising number of incidents of indiscipline, i.e., assaults, thefts, or prostitution. Incidents rose since Sharp shortened the weekend curfew hours from 1 to 5 a.m. to 3 to 5 a.m. For this reason, he placed all USFK troops under temporary curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday, April 24 and scheduled the training for the next morning. Training began with discussions of recent issues giving the U.S. Army a bad image as told by the Soldiers. Cpt. Yun, Song Han, USAG-RC Headquarters, Headquarters Company commander, asked each Soldier for maximum participation. “That’s how we get all the negative images and that’s what we are trying to prevent,” Han said after listening to the discussion. “Sharp is trying to give us safety briefs as well as a cultural awareness lessons.” Han also talked about the way to prevent indiscipline; stressing leadership responsibility as one of the most important things. He pointed out everyone should be a leader and is obligated to correct other Soldier’s misbehavior, one way or another. “You should act like a leader,” he said. The commander’s instruction was followed by a series of subjects: service components, core values, understanding Korean culture, sexual assault prevention and customs and courtesies. These were basic topics already covered in basic training or sergeant’s time training. Soldiers were reminded of basics such as what ‘LDRSHIP’ stands for: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. Cultural awareness was covered by encouraging participants to learn the history of Korean culture and cultural manners. Korea Augmentation to the United States Army soldiers provided some hands-on demonstrations for U.S. Soldiers to gain a better understanding. Cpl. Shin, Jin Soo, USAG-RC HHD Senior KATUSA, said the training was good and well organized. “Although the class was long and detailed, it was a good opportunity to remember our discipline as Soldiers, not to mention all the basic training.” “I was so excited when the game was over,” Lee said. “I could not believe what happened.” Lee was awarded with a ball, a watch, and a $50 certificate from the bowling center.
Civilian bowls perfect game at Casey Lanes
By Pfc. Jamal Walker USAG-RC Public Affairs CASEY GARRISON — Perfect is the only word to describe how Miha Lee performed on April 16 in Casey Lanes because she bowled a perfect 300. Lee was the second in Warrior Country history to bowl a 300 game behind Gerald Keener, Casey Lanes manager, and the first female to ever bowl 300. Lee started bowling seven years ago with the help of her boyfriend at the time, whom she married later on, teaching her how to bowl. Lee continued to work on her skills; bowling with friends during the weekend and in leagues off post. When the league started, Injoung Maness, a league member, began escorting her good friend, Lee, on post to play every Thursday evening. “Bowling a 300 is something really special,” Keener said. “There are some fantastic bowlers out there, professional bowlers, and people who have been bowling for many years, yet some of them have never bowled a 300 game.” Sgt. Ho Beom Moon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company USAG-RC, explained how hard it is to bowl a perfect game. “Lucky,” said Moon, one of the top five bowlers in the Thursday league at USAGRC, “it takes a lot of luck and hard work to bowl a perfect game. I always see bowlers never change their habits and stay with the same routine because so many bowlers are superstitious, thinking if they change their routine they might not ever get 300.” April 16 might have had all of the ingredients Lee needed to assist her in bowling a 300. That Thursday was the last day of the league, and Lee, standing at the top of the league for the females with her outstanding average, just wanted to end on a high note. “I did not feel lucky at all,” Lee said. “I just felt more relaxed than usual because it was the last night of league bowling.” “It was a sight to see,” Keener said. “Everyone rallied around her and even stopped bowling just to see her get the 300. Every ball was a perfect strike each time.”
Miha Lee sets up as she begins to throw the ball for a perfect game April 16 at the USAGCasey bowling center. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Walker
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Soldiers earn money in trivia challenge on Casey
By Pfc. Jamal Walker USAG-RC Public Affairs CASEY GARRISON — In observance of prostitution and human trafficking abatement weekend, Warrior Country Soldiers participated in a trivia game held in Casey’s Gateway Club, April 25. Teams placing first, second, and third in the event were awarded $500, $300 and $150 for their unit funds. Trivia Challenge is a double elimination event where each two man team representing their unit competes against another team in an 11 question trivia game. Competitors have the choice of answering questions from seven different categories: famous people, world cities, military and world history, sports, military customs and courtesies, Korean culture, and movies and music. The answers were given in multiple choice form and the competitors used a buzzer when they were ready to answer the question. If the team answered the question correctly, they were given control of the board to pick the next topic. “During the last two matches we lost,” said Brian Dammeyer, a team member with Michael Yurovich, who finished third. “The other teams found a subject they excelled in and continued to play to their strengths during the entire match, so we lost because we had no control over the board in those games.” “Like anything it’s always a hit and miss,” Yurovich said. “There are categories you know and there are some you don’t, so you have to play to your strengths.” Playing to their strengths was what Steve Nicol and his partner Douglas Boltuc did the entire night. Nicol came to the unit trivia challenge last year and won the event, but he lost the partner he had last year and needed a new one for this year’s competition. Nicol drives for his squadron’s commander and needing a partner, he decided to ask his boss, Boltuc, to come out to the event and compete. The teamwork and chemistry between the two was a good match. They showed their strength with extensive knowledge in the sports category, firing off answers before hearing all the choices. Opponents found themselves at a loss by not buzzing the moderator, Ron Fortin, USAG-Red Cloud Community Relations Director and host of the event, in time to answer before Nicol and Boltuc. “I am really going to surprise everyone with this decision and go for a question from sports,” Nicol said at one point after answering the third question from the sports category. Most teams knew what they would do with their winnings for their unit; with future events planned, they were competing for extra money to make the events better. “Our unit has the Signal Ball on Saturday (May 1) so we are going to use the money to help with the event,” Yurovich said.
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Soldiers shoot hoops for prize money on USAG-Casey
By Pfc. Jamal Walker USAG-RC Public Affairs CASEY GARRISON — Soldiers crowded outside the Gateway Club the evening of April 23 to practice their jump shot in preparation for the Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation hosted Freedom Shot Basketball Competition. The competition was held in observance of the Prostitution and Human Trafficking Abatement weekend. Soldiers who won the competition were awarded $1,000 for their unit funds. The rules to win the prize money for the males were simply stated: make a 50 foot jump shot by any means necessary without crossing the 50 foot marker and the money is theirs. The same rules applied to females with one exception: females shot from 45 feet. The tournament began with Jim Williams, USAG-Casey FMWR sports director, drawing names from a bowl to decide the shooting order. After every one shot, and no one made their shots, Williams and FMWR personnel moved both the male and female lines closer to the goal by 5 feet for the next round of attempts. At a casual glance, the shot looks easy; however the 50 foot shot, 3 feet longer than a half court shot for professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association, gave competitors both male and female, a run for the money. “I play a little bit and think I am an OK shooter,” said Taylor Gaylen, winner of the male competition. “But shooting from 50 feet is different compared to a regular 3 point shot.” The female competitors were the first to rise to the challenge in round two with Brandie Dickinson immediately sinking her shot in good style. “I shot five times before making it,” Dickinson said. “Since I shot so many times, I was determined to make this one.” “We have a few trips coming for the Soldiers in our unit, and have other events planned, so we are going to use the funds to sponsor some of the trips,” Dickinson added when asked what her unit, Headquarters and Headquarters Company 70th Brigade Support Battalion, would do with the prize money. It took another round and an excessive amount of jeering from the females before Gaylen was able to end the competition for the males and for the evening. “I felt close to making it every time,” Gaylen said. “I just wanted to end the competition.” “We (FMWR) wanted to start the P/ HT abatement weekend with Soldiers coming out and having fun,” Williams said. “The prize money came from the FMWR budget. I try to think of some creative sport competitions where they can have an opportunity to raise funds for their unit.”
(From left to right) Steve Nicol and teammate Douglas Boltuc raise their fists in the air in triumph as they answer the last question correctly marking themselves as the champions of the Unit Trivia Challenge competition at USAG-Casey Gateway Club, April 25. Nicol and Boltuc went undefeated throughout the night and showed excellent teamwork and extensive knowledge in the sports category, one of the seven categories offered for the competition. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Walker “Last year we used the money my partner and give Soldiers another opportunity to and I earned from the trivia challenge to experience Korean culture and send them send all of the Soldiers in our unit to a to another baseball game.” Korean baseball game,” Nicol said. “I think FMWR should offer more “A lot of good came from it, and since events like this,” Nicol added. “It was a great I won the competition, I figured I had way to get Soldiers out of the barracks and to come back this year to defend my title exercise their brains.”
Taylor Gaylen, winner of the Freedom Shot Basketball competition, prepares for the winning shot while females jeer him trying to keep his concentration off his game. Gaylen won the competition for the males with his unit winning the $1,000 prize. Photos from this event are available online at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jamal Walker
MAY 15, 2009
By Cpl. Choi Keun-woo USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
Doors swing open at newly Hannam residents renovated driving range attend town hall
By Dan Thompson USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Hannam Village residents met May 5 to learn more about the ongoing improvements to the leased housing area and voice their concerns about topics ranging from parking spaces to maintenance needs. Hannam Village is a government-leased housing area for junior enlisted Soldiers and officers near Yongsan Garrison in Seoul. Garrison officials explained how the ongoing Hannam Village renovation project will increase capacity, but not reduce parking availability. “There will be around 550 parking spaces available once construction is complete, which will be more than enough for every family in Hannam Village,” said U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall. The first tangible signs of progress are beginning to emerge from the busy construction site. Hannam Village residents welcomed the latest news that a model apartment will be available for viewing this July. “Residents will be able to see exactly what they have all been waiting for,” said USAG-Yongsan Housing Officer Carol Jones. One of the major new features, aside from increased floor space, will be an upgraded heating system, she said. “We decided to replace the problematic radiator heaters with more efficient heating coil systems,” Jones said. Community members raised the issue of needing assistance communicating their maintenance needs to the Garrison. Many were unaware of a wide range of resources available to them for instant assistance. Hall encouraged community members to use the Interactive Customer Evaluation program to get the immediate attention of the Garrison in addition to the town hall forum. Several residents also reported very high satisfaction with the Korea Housing Management web site, and recommended that fellow neighbors use the site to submit work orders for repairs. Residents were also encouraged to provide the Garrison with photographic evidence of problems they may encounter at Hannam Village. “Don’t hesitate to take a photo and send it to us if you see a safety infraction or other problem,” Hall said. “It will help us understand the situation better and take action immediately where needed.” About 25 dedicated Hannam Village residents turned out for the 6 p.m. town hall meeting. “I come to hear what the community has to say,” said resident Giselle Kaufman. “I want my voice to be heard, too. After attending these town halls, you realize there is a lot of work ahead.” Working to make the community better is something the Garrison has dedicated itself to accomplishing through forums such as the Hannam Village town hall and the Army Family Covenant. “We recognize the strength of our Soldiers comes from the strength of their Families,” Hall said. “It all comes back to the Army Family Covenant and our commitment to serve our community.” Hall told the residents that the Garrison is committed to continuing an open dialog with the Hannam Village residents. “These interactive forums are all about you,” he said. “We’re here to help and show you that we care. That’s my promise to you.”
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Diverse class of 2009 graduates from UMUC
By Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyun USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YO N G S A N G A R R I S O N — University of Maryland University College’s newest graduates received degrees May 2 at its Class of 2009 c o m m e n c e m e n t . Hu n d re d s o f families and friends filled the Seoul American High School Auditorium to celebrate the graduates. UMUC Class of 2009 consisted of students from 32 different nations. The average age of the students was 34; the youngest graduate was twenty and the oldest was seventy. On average, they have dedicated 13 years for their degree. Some distinguished guests at the ceremony included Kathleen Stephens, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea; and Maj. Gen. Frank A. Panter, Commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea. “I have come again to recognize the important role that UMUC plays in the lives of military men and women and diplomatic men and women and others serving here on the Korean peninsula,” Stephens said. Stephens said UMUC’s ‘whenever and wherever’ principle has made significant contributions to providing quality education to Servicemembers. “Unlike the average college students, you have also had to work around
YONGSAN GARRISON — Last August, a serious safety concern arose as violent winds shook and snapped two support beams supporting safety nets at the Yongsan Driving Range. The resulting hole was big enough that a hook shot could have reached the compounds of the adjacent Korean National Museum. That is no longer true. Sung-Nam Golf Club management has since implemented a major renovation on Yongsan Driving Range. The opening ceremony of the all-new driving range took place at 11:30 a.m. May 9. “This is truly a great day for Yongsan,” said U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall, who gave the opening speech of the ceremony. “What used to be a worn down driving range has turned into a state-of-the-art facility for all the community members to enjoy.” The opening day featured seven top club venders offering special discount prices. The seven vendors were Callaway, Mizuno, Nickent, Nike, Ping, TaylorMade and Titleist. The new golf range has a maximum range of 120 yards, which is longer than the previous effective maximum range of 100 yards. “Before, the golf range itself was larger, but once the golf ball reached around 100 yards it would get caught on one of the nets,” Shaw said. “We’ve shortened the size of the golf range but the effective maximum range is actually longer.” For golfers who want a more accurate assessment of how far they can drive, the golf center offers portable distance radars for a $2 rental fee. Golfers can position the radar 8 to 12 inches in front of the tee and the radar will show how far the ball would have travelled without the nets. “The new golf range is simply amazing,” said Child, Youth and School Services middle school team director,
Eighth U.S. Army Commander Lt. Gen. Joseph Fil tests out Yongsan’s new and improved driving range May 9 at the opening ceremony. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Choi Keun-woo Matt Kuhm. “Before the nets had holes and sometimes the balls would go through. Now everything is brand new. It’s a very nice facelift.” The operating hours for the new golf center are Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Army Sergeant Dameon Simmons (third from the left) receives his diploma after 17 years of dedicated study. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyun military assignments, PCSs, exercises and training schedules,” she said. “Your determination to see the job through completion is to be recognized and applauded in full measure.” Army Sergeant Dameon Simmons, USFK Protocol Office, exemplified the determination through his 17-year long study for his Bachelor of Science degree. “My wife kept driving me to go,” he said. “Failure was not an option, so I kept going. It was for me and my family.” Simmons has served in nine different duty stations during those 17 years, including three deployments to Bosnia, Kuwait and Iraq. “I think this is a great program because it gives people, even deployed, access to education,” he said. He said the degree will open new opportunities in his life. “I am going to use it as a tool to go to Officer’s Candidate School in August,” he said. “It’s also a stepping stone to my master’s degree.” Simmons thanked the Garrison and his command for supporting him. “Yongsan is great, I got access to education center, tutors, and different people who could help me through,” he said. “My command and the UMUC staff were excellent. Any question I asked, they always had an answer for it.” UMUC has been offering programs in Asia since 1956. Its mission is to offer academic programs to United States military communities throughout Asia and the Pacific. For more information about UMUC programs in USAGYongsan, call 723-7141.
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News & Notes
Air Conditioning Season Begins Garrison officials have begun turning on air conditioning throughout the installation. In leased housing areas, KOHOM has finished maintenance and cleaning of the system after turning off the heat and are in the process of transitioning to cooling. This may take a few days. For information, call 724-3900. A3 Visa and Sofa Stamp Service Stop by ACS 2-5 p.m. May 26 building S4106 room 115, to make an appointment with Korean Immigration on-site or receive information on how to visit Korean Immigration in person. Service is offered on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month by appointment only. For information, call 738-7505. Newcomer Outreach Drop by the Dragon Hill Lodge “Market Square” and kick start your tour in USAGYongsan. ACS representatives will be there 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 20 to answer any and all questions about your new community. For information, call 738-7505. Community Information Forum Join USAG-Yongsan residents for the monthly Community Information Forum 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 26 at the Yongsan Community Services Building, Room 118. Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall and key community leaders will present information on current projects, construction, renovations, events and answer questions. For information, call 738-3336. Soldiers Focus Group The intent of the focus group is to identify and discuss service support programs on the installation that affect their every day life. Currently, constituents are needed to represent the Soldiers in a focus group. Anyone belonging to this constituent group are encouraged to contact the USAGYongsan Customer Service Office. The focus group is 8 a.m. –noon May 29, building 4106, Room 118. For information, call 738-5288. Summer Basketball/swim Registration Youth Sports is having registration for Summer Basketball for ages 11-18 and Summer Swim Team for ages 5-18. Stop by School Age Services B-4211 to register. For information, call 738-3001. Spring Check-up for Your Car Now is the time to get your car in shape for the Spring and Summer. Go by the Yongsan Auto Skills Center to get the hoses, wiper blades, fluid levels, battery, lights, tires, brakes and air conditioning checked for $35. Stop by 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday or 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays. For information, call 738-5315. Youth Korean Language Classes Hannam Village Army Community Services presents Korean language classes for youth throughout the summer. Join Hannam ACS 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from mid-June to late July. The registration deadline is June 5. Stop by ACS to pick up an application. Classes are open to children ages 8-18. For information, call 723-6821. For a complete list of community information news and notes, visit the USAG-Yongsan official web site at http://yongsan.korea.army.mil
Military spouses share stories of love, sacrifice, family
By Spc. Jason C. Adolphson USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — More than 50 percent of Servicemembers are married, so undoubtedly, the Yongsan Family Member who won first place in an essay contest presented outside the Army Community Service building May 8 during a Military Spouse Appreciation Day ceremony is not alone. Three years ago: “We met in June, married in September, and he deployed in December,” Regenia Grubbs wrote of her Soldier. “Everyone tried very hard to be there for me and support me through all of those missed firsts; you know – Christmas, Valentine’s, anniversary.” There were a total of 17 submissions and the commonality that seemed to get them through the hard and lonely times was other military spouses; a second Family who could understand. “All of the essays were thought provoking, heartfelt and patriotic,” said military spouse Reta Mills, acting ACS director. “The strong bond that spouses form together better allows the Servicemembers to do their jobs because spouses have a network that allows them to help and be there for each other.” U . S . A r m y G a r r i s o n - Yo n g s a n Commander Col. Dave Hall emphasized during the ceremony that spouses give troops the strength to make the military strong. He also submitted an essay about his wife, Beth Anne, who gave up her promising career as a televised broadcast journalist to support her husband and country. “Her active duty sponsor has been promoted several times, an honor he attributes to his Army spouse, period,” Hall wrote. “Success is not defined by actions of one. Success is defined by what this Army ‘couple’ does as an Army Family.” May is Military Spouse Appreciation Month. Some spouses had no idea there was a special day or month to acknowledge their significance.
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U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall presents a token of his appreciation to a community spouse during Military Spouse Appreciation Day. See more photos from this event at www.flickr.com/usag-yongsan. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jason C. Adolphson “I didn’t even know about it, but when I found out, I was like ‘All right!’ Being a military spouse is a lot different than being a regular spouse,” said Melissa Velasquez, second-place winner. “You can’t just hop in the car and go see your family when you’re feeling alone. But I hope that my essay helps other spouses to learn that they are not alone, and even though it’s hard, it does get better.” The support on this day extended beyond husband and wife. Seoul American High School student Gavino Shreider submitted an essay that won third place, dedicated to the efforts his mom, Eva Irving, as a military spouse. “Anytime a Family needed help, my mom reached out and gave a helping hand,” Shreider wrote. “Mrs. Irving has been dealing with fibromyalgia [a condition that causes pain in muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons] for the past 10 years and still manages to keep things going. If anyone lives up to the Army values, it is my mom.” Velazsquez summed up the reason military spouses are proud to make sacrifices for their special troops who serve America’s armed forces. “I’m very proud to say my husband is a hero,” Velasquez said. “My husband is a Soldier.” Community participation in the ceremony included vocal and instrumental performances by students from Seoul American schools. ACS staff members and volunteers set up a complimentary food and beverage booth and displayed signs with quotes from the essay submissions. Mills said she hopes to have the essays published in a book to inspire the entire military community. Spouses and community members interested in joining ACS programs may call Mills at 738-5311.
Spouses group invests for further academic opportunities
By Sgt. Lee Min-hwi USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — A Yongsan private organization donated nearly $40,000 to further educational opportunities for community members. The American Forces’ Spouses’ Club awarded $39,645 in scholarship funds to deserving students at the Hartell House May 6. Family Members and friends celebrated their hard-working scholars and wished the luck in their coming academic adventures. This year, 28 high school students, college students and adults received scholarships. Eighth U.S. Army Commander Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil Jr. distributed the scholarships on behalf of AFSC. The AFSC is a combined community spouses’ organization open to all active duty and retired Servicemembers, qualified civilians and their spouses. The AFSC raises funds through the Chosun Gift Shop for American and Korean welfare projects. The Chosun Gift Shop is volunteer-led organization where community members can purchase exotic items from all over Asia. “The profits support scouting, schools, local Korean neighbors and more,” said Beth Anne
Hall, the AFSC President, in her remarks. “One of the most important categories we would like to honor tonight is our scholarships. In essence, the scholarships we are about to reward to these deserving students represents our long-term goals. They are the most valuable investments for the future.” Fil said the scholarship reception was a very kind and generous event that makes Yongsan community a better place. “The AFSC has selected a broad spectrum of scholars, nine of whom are adults who want to further their education,” Fil said. “I think that it is a wonderful reflection of our community, of their spirit and volunteerism.” “Many recipients have valuable volunteer and community service experiences, organizational involvement, leadership, honors and awards,” said Vanessa Keane, the AFSC Scholarship Chairman. “We are very proud of our program and of our scholarship recipients.” Aris Wilkins, a senior student at Seoul American High School, was one of the recipients. “It is truly a blessing to know that our community does care about higher education,” he said. “I would like to major in aviation or aerospace science in college and become a pilot. I feel very blessed to get this scholarship.”
Vanessa Keane, AFSC, speaks on behalf of deserving scholarship recipients May 6 at Hartel House. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Choi Keun-woo “This is truly a good program and I hope many people would also apply for it. It is there for the community,” said Kimie Brush, one of the scholarship recipients. “I am currently pursuing my Master of Business Administration. I want to use the knowledge gained through higher education to help military families who are not familiar with the Army way of life.”
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Fitness campaign whips Yongsan into shape
By Spc. Jason C. Adolphson USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — There’s a phrase that says “What gets weighed, gets measured.” Yongsan’s new face of fitness, Tracey L. Briggs, gave free body composition screenings at the Main Post Exchange May 1 for just that reason. May is National Physical Fitness and Sports month. In support, Briggs set out to recruit pledges for her campaign coined “Move it More in May.” “Once you know your foundation body composition numbers, you can then strive to change them,” Briggs said. “Most people don’t know them, which is a mechanism that allows people to deny that they need to do anything.” Following body measurements, Briggs gave diet and exercise tips to help people meet their goals. “I came over to the booth because I’m interested in nutrition and fitness,” Shelly Pratt said. “This is a really fantastic set up and I’m pledging to walk more frequently and increase the level of dedication to my current workout program.” Pratt wasn’t the only one in the community with a pledge. “I’ve recently done a couple of 5K runs on post,” said Spc. Serena Smith. “My workouts are restricted by a medical profile right now, but I’ll make sure to participate in those events by walking the courses and I’ll lift weights three times a week.” “This is great getting little tidbits and just looking at the numbers,” Heather Lopez said. “I had a baby six weeks ago and now I’m pledging to walk more and run three days a week to get back in shape.” Some of the troops coming into the store learned they
were at their ideal size from conducting frequent military physical training. “I have no plans or goals,” said Staff Sgt. Branden Kemp, 201st Signal Battalion. “PT keeps you on track, but it can’t hurt to do extra to make sure you maintain your custom level of fitness.” Yongsan Health Promotion C o o rd i n a t o r Ma r i a n n e Campano supported Briggs’ mission by providing blood pressure screenings, health care information and testing for H1N1 influenza - currently not a threat in the Republic of Korea. “ To c o m p l e m e n t t h e body fat analysis, we’re Yongsan fitness coordinator Tracy L. Briggs (left) discusses body composition test results with here to provide information community member Danielle Hamm May 1 at the Main Post Exchange in support of National a b o u t b l o o d s c r e e n i n g Physical Fitness and Sports Month. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jason C. Adolphson because being inactive and not eating right are risk factors for increased high and checking progression levels. “We’re going to continue increasing the emphasis on blood pressure and cholesterol,” Campano said. “Being inactive, being overweight, and smoking are three fitness in the Yongsan community,” Briggs said. “We’re common risk factors that we’re really trying to inform going to have another fitness instructor coming in people about because those are the primary causes of from Hawaii so we can offer more classes and support chronic diseases.” For related information, including everyone with reaching their goals. Additionally, we’ll free smoking cessation classes, call 736-6693. be expanding facilities for the community. Soon we’ll The booths were set up for one day to increase have running strollers that can be checked out at Collier health awareness but Briggs said she can assist anyone Field House for two-hour iterations.” at Collier Filed House with reaching their fitness goals For information, call 736-3340.
Good Neighbor event brings Korean children to fun park
By Pfc. Hwang Joon-hyun USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — The American Society of Military Comptrollers-Korea Chapter hosted children from an Incheon orphanage for a Good Neighbor event at Yongsan’s Family Fun Park on May 9. Twenty children from Zion Orphanage played a round of mini-golf at the putt-putt course and enjoyed hot dogs and hamburgers at Commiskey’s Restaurant. “The AMSC sponsors two Good Neighbor events each year. This putt-putt golf event is one that we put on in spring, and the other is bowling during the Christmas season,” said Zalma Jordan-Little, vice-president of publicity of AMSC-Korea Chapter. “Having children of my own, I know how important it is to make sure that kids have fun. It is something we also enjoy.” “This event allows the children to have the unique experience of meeting and talking to Americans and playing something they don’t have much chance to do,” said Sonni Howards, budget analyst of U.S. Forces Korea Resource Management. “The children really enjoy coming here.” Kim Han-wul, a guidance counselor from the orphanage, thanked the AMSC for preparing the program. “They got all excited because they now know how much fun it is to visit the Yongsan Garrison. I really appreciate this invitation, and seeing the smiles on their faces gives me great pleasure.” USA Girls Scouts Overseas Seoul donated 16 boxes of cookies for this event. Children got on the bus with their hands full of cookies and other gifts. “This is my second visit, and every time I come, there are always many things to have fun with,” said 13-year-old Kim Su-rah. “I could play golf with my friends, and there were many Americans in the park, too. I wish that I could come here again.”
Garrison set to improve child, youth services
By Cpl. Choi Keun-woo USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Garrison officials met with more than 70 Child, Youth and School Services workers May 7 to unveil the details of a new covenant designed to attract and maintain new youth workers. “This was our opportunity to communicate directly with our great CYSS employees and let them know what we’re doing,” said USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall. April 18, senior garrison leaders officially signed the CYS Services Covenant at the Community Fun Fair. “This builds on the promise we made in the Army Family Covenant,” Hall said. “Honestly, I don’t believe any other community in the Army energized CYS Services programs like we’re doing.”
U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall and the CYS Services team renew their commitment to family services by signing a CYS Services covenant. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Choi Keun-woo
“CYSS is heading in a different direction,” Claudette Mohn, CYS Services coordinator said. “As the Garrison grows, the demand for a greater variety of CYSS programs is growing.” As a sign of that increased emphasis on providing quality services, Garrison leaders and FMWR presented signed covenants pledging their support for CYS Services programs. “We are continuously improving quality of life for the USAG-Yongsan c o m m u n i t y,” s a i d U . S . A r m y Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall. “Our Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs are top-notch.” One of those new programs is the new in-home family childcare program, where a child or baby may be cared for in a home environment by a registered household in the
Yongsan Community. “We are working to provide better sports activities for the youth, better child care and better after-school programs,” Mohn said. Both participants and volunteers have already benefited from CYS Services programs. R o n a l d Va l e r o , s p o r t s coordinator at Seoul American Middle School, received a discount for childcare for the past year; par t of a benefit package that comes with helping CYS Services programs. “I’m saving 50 percent on child care costs,” Valero said. “We’ve been seeing a lot of great things lately,” said Mohn. “With the Garrison in full support of our activities I am confident that this team will be able to provide the services that the community members need and deserve.”
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Monsoon season to bring heavy rains
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Garrison officials are increasing awareness of the monsoon season, a rainy season in Asia when heavy rains and strong winds can cause severe impact on Army installations in Korea. The monsoon season typically begins in June and can last as long as two months, but intense rainfall occurs in July and August when heavy rains account for more than 50 percent of Korea’s annual rainfall. This potentially destructive weather damaged areas around the Yongsan Bowling Center in 2002, causing garrison facilities a loss of millions of dollars. “In Korea, it is possible to have more than 20 inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period,” said Keith Pruitt, U.S. Army Garrison - Yongsan Directorate of Plans,
he 2009 Army Communities of Excellence winners have been presented by the Senior Army leadership, and on behalf of everyone in the Yongsan community, I would like to congratulate our fellow Korea Region communities, USAG-Humphreys and USAG-Daegu, for attaining “Bronze” status in this year’s competition! Even though Yongsan did not place in the top three categories this year, we were one of seven finalists Army wide, and have proven two years running, that we are clearly among the best! Last year’s third place victory won the community $750,000, and although we will not walk away with any additional money this year, we were one of the top seven finalists out of 179 garrisons Armywide, and this is something to brag about! I am very proud of every one of you! Getting to the top is difficult, but “Staying on top” is even harder. Be assured that we are “in the zone” of excellence and consistently meeting the needs of our customers. Because of our experience as a frontrunner for the past two years, the garrison is well positioned to prepare for next year’s competition. What this means is that our community members can continue look to us for “excellence in installation management.” We are fully engaged to meet the promises of the Army Family Covenant. We promise to continue providing a quality of life commensurate with your level of service. There are many ways for you to help us help you. First, when you have a comment, positive or negative, you need to know that we have mechanisms in place to hear your feedback.
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First, we have the Commander’s Hotline. You can call, or use the form on our web site. Second, we highly encourage you to use ICE. This is the Integrated Customer Evaluation available as a link on the USAG-Yongsan web site. We are also in the process of re-positioning many of our ICE kiosks throughout the community so that you can make a comment as soon as you are finished with our service provider. Additionally, we have a new customer service officer for the garrison. Lia Abney is the driving force behind getting your voice heard. I count on her to not only manage customer feedback, but to put together focus groups with community members to discuss issues and concerns. Finally, we have an annual assessment that we plan to get out to as many community members as possible. What this annual assessment does is help the garrison leadership formulate a “road map” for success in providing quality service. This month, we are also reaching out to garrison employees to take the Organizational Self-Assessment survey. This is a tool for me to get an “azimuth check” on the way we are deploying our strategic plan and objectives. The OSA helps us to better manage our programs and services. It also tells me the maturity of our organization. Garrison employees will be taking the OSA May 11-22. I look forward to seeing the honest responses and constructive criticism. This survey is vital for us to continue improving our support to our Soldiers, Families and each other. Thanks for doing your part to continue making Yongsan a “Community of Excellence!” Army Strong!
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Transportation, Mobilization, and Security, Plans and Operations officer. “We will be on Flood Condition 1 from June on,” Pruitt said. “Flood Condition 1 basically means that the garrison has conducted all the necessary risk assessments, pre-positioned sand bags and alerted units to take precaution.” A major spring clean up is scheduled to take place in mid-May to help prepare for the monsoon season. Soldiers will pick up trash to prevent debris from clogging the drainage systems. “Most of the rain will come in July and August,” Pruitt said. “But I’d encourage community members to always be wary of the possibility of a flood.” For more questions related to monsoons in Korea, call the USAG-Yongsan DPTMS at 738-7316 during duty-hours and 7387404 or 738-7405 during off-duty hours.
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By Andrew M Allen Deputy Fire Chief USAG-Daegu, DES, F&ES
Trash fires summertime hazard
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Retiring the Colors
Fires kill, maim, destroy, and pollute and every year the garrison fire department responds to dozens of careless fires. These fires can seem to be little more than a nuisance, but to firefighters around the world these are deadly. Burning trash releases a plethora of poisons and carcinogenic chemicals into the air which the firefighters can be exposed to. Who knows what else might be in this trash; aerosol cans have taken out a fair share of firefighters over the years. Smoking material must be discarded into an approved container. Do not put trash, to include the cigarette box, into the smoking container -- only cigarettes should go in there. Soak the cigarettes thoroughly in water before placing them into the outside trash receptacles. Barbecue grills are another hot source for trash fires. Charcoal briquettes can smolder for 24 hours or longer, so make sure the ash is 100% cooled off before disposing into the dumpster. Make sure
Garbage collection point fire in front of the Bldg.236, Education Center, Camp Carroll. Fire crews responded and on arrival, found that garbage in the collection point was indeed on fire. Fire investigation revealed that the most probable cause of fire was carelessly discarded cigarettes. — Courtesy photo you do not stick your hand into the ash to check it, but use a tool to rake the ash and use the back of your hand a few inches above the ash to feel for heat. The fire you prevent may save a firefighters life. Report fires by calling 9-1-1 or 0505-764-5911. Members of Boy Scout Troop 80 and Cub Scout Pack 89 led by Scoutmaster Wayne Clark conducted a Flag Retirement Ceremony May 9 at Camp Coiner, Yongsan Garrison. More than 200 Korean and American Girl Scouts plus scout families attended. The Scouts collected unserviceable flags, retiring them per official policy by each Scout burning a portion of the flag in the camp fire. Visit www.flickr.com/imcomkorea for more photos from this event.. — U.S. Army photo by Edward N. Johnson
A customer may also file a claim by downloading a form from USPS.com and mailing it directly to Postal Service Accounting Services in St. Louis, Missouri. Customers can continue to file claim forms at a local Post Office facility. To ensure consistency and service quality, all claims are adjudicated by Accounting Services. Local Post Office facilities no longer adjudicate insurance claims. The damaged goods inspection policy for domestic claim is also changed. Customers must retain the damaged article and container, including packaging, wrapping, and any other contents received, until the claim is fully resolved. Customers are no longer required to take these materials to the post office at the time a claim is filed. Upon receiving a request from the Postal Service, they are to turn the materials over to their local post office for inspection, retention, and disposition in accordance with the claim.
Postal Service announces insurance claims process changes
Special to the Morning Calm
In order to streamline the claims process and to provide customers with more consistent service, online claims processing service is now available to customers who purchase domestic insurance through any retail channel – i.e., USPS.com, Automated Postal Center kiosks, local Post Office facilities, or authorized PC Postage providers. The USPS website to process claims online is https:// www.usps.com/insuranceclaims/online/. In addition, Express Mail customers may file online claims, even if no additional insurance was purchased. Collect on Delivery and Registered Mail claims may be filed by mail or at a Post Office facility; however, they cannot be filed online.
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TRICARE and your summer vacation: 10 tips for the traveling TRICARE Pacific beneficiary
TRICARE Pacific Marketing As summer vacations approach and travel plans are being made, don’t forget that your TRICARE benefits follow you wherever you go. During your travels, you are encouraged to use Military Treatment Facilities if care is required. In the event of an emergency (a threat to life, limb, or eyesight), go directly to the nearest emergency room military or civilian. In urgent cases, use of an MTF or the nearest TRICARE network provider means less out of pocket expenses and less paperwork for beneficiaries to file. Routine care should be sought from your Primary Care Manager before leaving Korea or after you return from your trip. This includes management of chronic health conditions, routine physicals, and requests for prescription refills. TRICARE Prime enrolled members who receive routine or specialty care without prior authorization from their PCM, while traveling, risk costly Point of Service charges. When on the road, you can have prescriptions filled at any MTF pharmacy, the TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy, TRICARE Network pharmacies or nonnetwork pharmacies. Prescriptions may also be filled at an MTF pharmacy free of charge, if one is available, and if they stock the medication you need. To fill prescriptions using TMOP (www.express-scripts.com/ TRICARE), you need to provide your temporary address so that your order can be mailed to you at that location. Network pharmacies include more than 53,000 retail pharmacies in the US, Puerto Rico, Guam and the US Virgin Islands. Lastly, you can have your prescription filled at a non-network pharmacy or host nation pharmacy, but this is the most costly option since you must pay for your medications at the time of purchase and then file a claim with TRICARE for reimbursement. For active duty overseas travelers and TRICARE prime enrolled family members, go to the nearest emergency room and contact International SOS. International SOS will arrange and pay for emergent care. By simply calling International SOS, arrangements will be made to ensure members receive care immediately. Contact information for International SOS can be found on the TRICARE portion of the 65th Medical Brigade website www.korea. amedd.army.mil Active-duty TRICARE Standard enrolled family members and uniformed services retirees and their family members should be prepared to pay for care up front and file a claim for reimbursement upon returning home. Call or stop by your local TRICARE Service Center for information. Before leaving Korea, stop by your TRICARE Service Center for a travel card, enrollment verification, and guidance on medical care while traveling. Below are some tips to assist with planning: 1. In an emergency, seek care at the nearest emergency department. If you have to pay the bill at the time of service, obtain an itemized bill and file a claim with TRICARE for reimbursement. 2. Seek urgent care at a Military Treatment Facility or with a TRICARE Network Provider. Use your Travel Card to call the Regional TRICARE Office for a list of authorized providers in your area. 3. For all other care amke an appointment with your PCM. For routine/well/non-urgent specialty care, schedule an appointment with your Primary Care Manager before you leave or wait until you return. Ensure you have any necessary medications needed while traveling. 4. Transfer Prime enrollment? If you are a Prime member traveling to the states for a visit that exceeds 30 days, contact the TRICARE Service Center in the area you are visiting to transfer your Prime enrollment to the region in which you will be staying (if Prime is available). 5. Enroll in TRCARE Standard? If Prime is not available, you may need to disenroll from Prime and use TRICARE Standard (not applicable for active-duty Servicemembers – Prime is mandatory). Reenrollment to Prime may be accomplished upon your return. 6. TRICARE Pacific Prime enrollees should provide their APO mailing address for claims. Also, direct providers to send claims to Wisconsin Physician Services, Foreign Claims, P.O. Box 7985, Madison, WI 53707-7985. Be sure to use your sponsor’s Social Security Number, not your own. 7. Pre-Authorization is not needed for emergency or urgent medical care. However, for CONUS inpatient mental health care authorizations, Call Value Options at: 1-800-700-8646, at extension 2070. 8. Active-duty Servicemembers must obtain all needed care at military facilities when possible. In CONUS, ADSMs are required to report inpatient mental health or traumatic injury to Military Medical Support Office at 1-888647-6676. For all other care needs, ADSM must follow their own service’s rules. 9. ADSMs and family members enrolled in TRICARE Prime traveling overseas should contact International SOS for emergency care. Visit your local TRICARE office or the TRICARE portion of the 65th Medical Brigade website www.korea.amedd. army.mil for International SOS contact information. 10. Be prepared to pay at time of service. Family members in TRICARE Standard and uniformed services retirees and their families traveling in overseas remote areas should be prepared to pay for their care at the time of service, obtain an itemized bill, and file a TRICARE claim for reimbursement.
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May 15 - 21
CASEY 730-7354 HENRY 768-7724 HUMPHREYS 753-7716 HOVEY 730-5412 KUNSAN 782-4987 OSAN 784-4930 RED CLOUD 732-6620 STANLEY 732-5565 YONGSAN 738-7389
X-Men Origins (PG13) 8:30 p.m. Last House on the Left (R) 6:30 p.m. Obsessed (PG13) 7 p.m.
Duplicity (PG13) 6:30 p.m. X-Men Origins (PG13) 8:30 p.m. Coraline (PG) 1 p.m. Obsessed (PG13) 7 p.m. X-Men Origins (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
Madea Goes to Jail (PG13) 8:30 p.m. Coraline (PG) 6:30 p.m. Coraline (PG) 3 p.m. Watchmen (R) 7 p.m. X-Men Origins (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
Last House on the Left (R) 7:30 p.m.
Last House on the Left (R) 7:30 p.m.
Duplicity (PG13) 7 p.m.
X-Men Origins (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
Duplicity (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
Duplicity (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
Push (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
Push (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
Watchmen (R) 7 p.m.
Last House on the Left (R) 7 p.m.
X-Men Origins (PG13) 7 p.m.
Duplicity (PG13) 7 p.m.
Star Trek (PG13) 7 p.m.
Star Trek (PG13) 6 / 8:30 p.m.
Star Trek (PG13) 6 / 8:30 p.m.
17 Again (PG13) 6 / 8:30 p.m.
Watchmen (R) 6 p.m.
Fast and Furious (PG13) 7 / 9:30 p.m.
Fast and Furious (PG13) 3:30 / 7 / 9:30 p.m. Coraline (PG) 1 p.m.
Star Trek (PG13) 1 / 3:30 / 6 / 8:30 p.m.
Star Trek (PG13) 7 p.m.
Star Trek (PG13) 7 p.m.
Star Trek (PG13) 7 p.m.
Star Trek (PG13) 7 p.m.
Obsessed (PG13) 7 p.m. Miss March (R) 9 p.m. Street Fighter (PG13) 7 p.m. Push (PG13) 9 p.m.
Duplicity (PG13) 7 p.m.
Coraline (PG) 7 p.m.
Street Fighter (PG13) 7 p.m.
Watchmen (R) 7 p.m.
X-Men Origins (PG13) 7 p.m.
Obsessed (PG13) 7 p.m.
Obsessed (PG13) 7 p.m.
Watchmen (R) 7 p.m.
Star Trek (PG13) 7 / 9 p.m.
Last House on the Left (R) 7 p.m.
Star Trek (PG13) 5:30 / 8:30 p.m.
Star Trek (PG13) 2 / 5 / 8 p.m. Delgo (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m.
Star Trek (PG13) 2 / 5 / 8 p.m. Delgo (PG) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m.
Duplicity (PG13) 7 p.m. Friday the 13th (PG13) 6 p.m. Street Fighter (PG13) 6 p.m.
Duplicity (PG13) 7 p.m. Friday the 13th (PG13) 6 p.m. Street Fighter (PG13) 6 p.m.
Coraline (PG) 7 p.m. The International (R) 6 p.m.
Coraline (PG) 7 p.m. The International (R) 6 p.m.
U.S. ID card holders enjoy free movies courtesy of Army MWR at U.S. Army installations in Korea.
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Area II Worship Schedule
1000 1000 1030 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 1100 Stone Chapel Stanley Chapel West Casey Chapel Warrior Chapel Crusader Chapel Hovey Chapel Memorial Chapel, Casey Casey Memorial Chapel Camp Stanley Chapel Stanley Chapel 1230 1930 1300 1900 1840 1800 1830 1830 1830 1130 0900 1215 0930 1400 1830 CRC Warrior Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel Jackson Auditorium Camp Stanley Chapel Casey Stone Chapel Camp Castle Chapel Casey Memorial Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel West Casey Chapel Camp Stanley Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel West Casey Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel West Casey Chapel West Casey Chapel Collective Sunday Sunday Sunday 0930 1030 1100 0800 0930 1100 1230 1430 0910 1330 1830 0930 0510 1000 Brian Allgood Hospital K-16 Chapel Hannam Village Chapel Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Chapel Hannam Village Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Brian Allgood Hospital South Post Chapel Memorial Chapel Collective Sunday Gospel Contemporary KATUSA Tuesday Korean Wednesday
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Area I Worship Schedule
Collective Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Gospel Sunday
Area III Worship Schedule
1100 1100 1100 1300 1700 1900 1930 Super Gym Suwon Air Base Chapel Camp Eagle Chapel Super Gym Super Gym Super Gym Super Gym
Area IV Worship Schedule
Collective Protestant Sunday Church of Christ Gospel Contemporary Friday Korean Tuesday Wednesday 1000 1030 1700 1215 1300 1900 1900 1830 Camp Carroll Camp Walker Camp Walker Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker
Liturgical Sunday Contemporary Sunday Traditional Sunday Gospel Sunday Mision Pentecostal Hispana Sunday Korean Sunday United Pentecostal Sunday KATUSA Tuesday
COGIC Sunday KATUSA Sunday Sunday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Thursday
Mass Daily Sunday 1145 0930 1700 1700 1830 Annex 2 Chapel Super Gym Camp Eagle Chapel Suwon Air Base Chapel Annex 2 Chapel
Mass Sunday 0900 1130 1700 Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker
Seventh-Day Adventist Saturday Early Morning Service (Korean) Mon-Sat Episcopal Sunday
Every 2nd Friday
Jewish Worship Service
For information, contact Corey Ringer at [email protected]
, or call 753-3909
Every Friday at 1900 - Camp Walker Chapel, Classroom #1
Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday
Catholic Mass Saturday Sunday Sunday Mon/Thur/Fri Tues/Wed 1st Sat. Friday 1700 0800 1130 1205 1205 0900 1900 Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Brian Allgood Hospital Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel
Later Day Saints
The Command Chaplain’s Office is here to perform, provide, or coordinate total religious support to the United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and authorized civilians across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to war. Visit the U.S. Forces Korea Religious Support site at: www.usfk.mil/org/FKCH/Index.html?/org/FKCH/Contents/mission.htm for helpful links and information.
Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact
USAG-Yongsan Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David B. Crary: [email protected]
, 738-3009 Chaplain (Maj.) Adolph G. DuBose: [email protected]
, 738-4043 Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr.: [email protected]
, 736-3018 USAG-Humphreys Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Klon K. Kitchen, Jr.: [email protected]
, 753-7274 Chaplain (Maj.) James E. O’Neal: [email protected]
, 753-7276 Chaplain (Capt.) Anthony Flores: [email protected]
, 753-7042 USAG-Red Cloud/Casey 2ID Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Richard Spencer: [email protected]
, 732-7998 Red Cloud Chaplain (Maj.) Fredrick Garcia: [email protected]
, 732-6169 Red Cloud Chaplain (Capt.) Mario Rosario: [email protected]
, USAG-Daegu Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Eddie Kinley: [email protected]
, 764-5455 Chaplain (Maj.) Edward Martin: [email protected]
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Lead the Way!
Area IV Induction ceremony welcomes Soldiers to NCO ranks
By Pfc. Jung, Hee Yoon 19th ESC Public Affairs CAMP CARROLL — Daegu- Newly promoted non-commissioned officers were honored at an induction ceremony at the Camp Carroll fitness center in Waegwan on May 8. Thirty-six newly promoted corporals and sergeants were welcomed to the ranks of the NCO Corps. The ceremony began with unit first sergeants lighting three candles. The three candles; one colored red for the hardness and valor of the NCO corps, another colored white for the purity of deed , thought and competence displayed by NCOs and the last candle was blue representing the vigilance, justice and truth that all NCOs stand for. At the ceremony, senior NCOs were called by their respective command sergeant s major to introduce each sponsored inductee. The senior NCOs called their sponsored inductee forward and stated their attributes and worthiness of induction into the time-honored NCO corps. The tradition of commemorating the passing of a Soldier into the ranks of the Non-Commissioned Officer corps can be traced to the Prussian Army of Fredrick the Great. Today, the Army commemorates this rite of passage as a celebration of the newly promoted Soldier joining the ranks of a professional NCO corps. The ceremony emphasizes the pride that every Service member shares as a member of such an elite corps. It also honors the memory of those who have served before them with pride and distinction.
Sgt. Claudia Cabero, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, 19th ESC shakes hand with Command Sgt. Maj. Brian S. Connie, CSM, 19th ESC at the induction ceremony, May 8, Camp Carroll Gym. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jung, Hee Yoon The guest speaker of the ceremony was Sgt. Maj. Jeffery L. Watts, 501st Sustainment Brigade, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command. He emphasized the role of great leaders in the field, which are the young non-commissioned officers, by exemplifying the mortality figures of recent warfare. “The ones with highest casualty death rate in the forces are the Private First Classes,” said Watts. This simply shows the importance of the role of the NCOs that lead the way, he stated. Watts congratulated them on entering a whole new life as a leader, as well as, admonishing them to not to take the position for granted, but to be a caring leader. “This is truly an honor,” said Sgt. Tahron D. Davis, Staff Judge Advocate, 19th ESC. NCOs working to take care of their Soldiers and not just making people do push-ups. It is a way of life to set the standard and that gives me a completely different mindset. The ceremony was finished with 36 inductees and all other NCOs at the scene reciting the NCO Creed The inductees were: from Headquarters and Headquarters Company 19th ESC, Sgt. Tahron Davis, Sgt. Claudio Cabero; from 6th Ordnance Battalion, Sgt. Linda Bankston, Sgt. Jeremy Jones, Cpl. Kevin Deshaies, Cpl. Jamar Jones; from 498th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Sgt. Terence Lormand, Sgt. Steven Shives, Sgt. Cornelius Harris, Sgt. Hector Cruz, Sgt. Carla Martin, Sgt. Michael Brown, Sgt.Deshawn Underwood, Sgt. Thomas Parks, Sgt. Terri Francois, Sgt. Michael Florence, Sgt. Morris Higgins, Sgt. Karll Moore, Cpl. Samuel Chen, Cpl. Byron McCall, Cpl. Sonia Coakley; from 501st Special Troops Battalion, Sgt. Randy Anderson, Sgt. Bryan Boylan, Sgt. Jason Dailey, Sgt. Andrew Dorman, Sgt. Sun Hale, Sgt. Rebecca Hayes, Sgt. David Lee, Sgt Daniel Kloberdanz, Sgt. Laura Mercado, Sgt. Tyrrell Osler, Sgt. Sariyeth Rodriguez, Sgt. Jorge Simas, Sgt. Robert Timmons, Sgt. Leony Smith, Cpl Jerad Jennings.
New inductees vow themselves as a Non-commissioned Officer at the induction ceremony, May 8, Camp Carroll Gym. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jung, Hee Yoon
NEWS Soldier races 850 kilometers in Tour de Korea
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2nd Lt. Will Gowin, Charlie Company, 602d ASB (bottom right) leads the pack during one of the stages of the 2009 Tour de Korea, an 850 kilometer cycle race beginning in Suwon, April 25, and wrapping up May 3 at Changwon. Among the 250 road racing cyclists, Gowin was able to finish several stages in the top 30. — Photo courtesy Sarah Gowin By Ken Hall USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs HUMPHREYS GaRRiSoN — The Tour de Korea 850 kilometer bicycle road race has been traditionally an event for Korean riders. For the first time in race history, a team of American and Korean riders known as Seoul Synergy was invited to compete in this years’ race. Seoul Synergy’s newest member, 2nd Lt. Will Gowin, Charlie Company, 602d Aviation Support Battalion not only finished the race, but did what many of the racers were not able to do: ride 850 kilometers alongside hundreds of other riders – at times in heavy vehicle traffic and at break-neck speeds – without losing control. His method was simple: stay in front of the pack. “We had several top 30 finishes during the stages and retired Army master sergeant John Linebaugh finished 37th overall,” said Gowin, who finished in 67th. Gowin noted that though it was a safe way to compete, maintaining the leaders position for several hours a day during the nine-day tour robbed him of critical energy he needed to out-sprint other riders down the home stretch. “There were lots of crashes in the race and everyone crashed at least once except for me.” The Tour de Korea is comprised of pointto-point road race stages, each lasting up to four hours. Unlike the Tour de France and Giro di Italia, it had no time trials or team time trial qualification requirements. The Seoul Synergy racing team was made up of current and former U.S. Army Soldiers Master Sgt. (Ret.) John M. Linebaugh, Sgt. 1st Class (Ret.) Michael Wright and former Army Sgt. Michael Toney, who reside in Korea. 2nd Lt. Richard Wright, Gowin, Republic of Korea Air Force medical officer, Maj. Ha Dongyeol and David Hutchinson who works for a communications firm in Seoul. “Koreans are very passionate about their cycle racing and want to grow the sport,” said Gowin. “The race theme was green, promoting bicycle use and a healthy active lifestyle.” Gowin said most race stages would finish at a city hall where bikes were given out to the community during a ceremony. More than 250 riders competed in this years’ nine-stage Tour de Korea which began in Suwon on April 25 and ended on May 3 at Changwon. “After we completed stages, racers went on short parades around the city to promote the sport,” he said. “We stayed at a couple of five-star hotels and the dinners were in banquet halls so, the food and accommodations were awesome.” Tour de Korea rules prohibit teams with foreign riders from winning prizes; Gowin said the race wasn’t about prizes but building new relationships. “As a team we finished in 15th place out of 25 teams and really appreciated the opportunity to race in this great, nine-day stage race,” he said. “What really says a lot about our team is the way our race support took shape. Volunteers Maj. (Ret.) Miles Barnes, Youk Tae-yong and my wife Sarah drove our support vehicle and Michael Toney and Ha Dong-yeol actually sacrificed their race time during the race stages to relieve the volunteer drivers around the Korean peninsula.” Final individual results: • John Linebaugh, 37th • David Hutchinson, 47th • William Gowin, 67th • Michael Toney, 82nd • Ha Dong-Yeol, 114th • Michael Wright, 129th • Richard Wright, 139th The Seoul Synergy racing team formed in 2008 and took the top spots at Korea’s Premier Hill Climb races Mishiryeong and Daegwallyeong, in the east coast mountains. Tour de Korea is sponsored by the Korea Cycling Federation; it is an annual cycling competition that’s part of the International Cycling Union’s Asia Tour.
2nd Lt. Will Gowin, Charlie Company, 602d Aviation Support Battalion (center on white line) races steadily while keeping his eye on another rider who attempted to pass him on his left during the 2009 Tour de Korea. — Photo courtesy Sarah Gowin
(From left to right) Seoul Synergy team racers Ha Dong-yeol, John Linebaugh, David Hutchinson and William Gowin pause during Tour de Korea race stages April 29. Gowin was able to finish several stages in the top 30. — Photo courtesy Sarah Gowin
MAY 15, 2009
Award-winning week for USAG-Humphreys
By Bob McElroy USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs HUMPHREYS GARRISON — The Army-level awards continue to roll in to Humphreys Garrison. Two weeks after the Humphreys Transportation Motor Pool won the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Award for Maintenance Excellence, members of the garrison were in Washington, D.C. on May 5 to accept top awards for Army Communities of Excellence and Army Community Relations excellence. At an afternoon ceremony in the Pentagon, Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, presented the Army Communities of Excellence Bronze award to Humphreys Garrison commander Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr. At the same time, at a conference center in nearby Crystal City, Va., Humphreys Garrison Community Relations Officer Peter Yu accepted the first place award in the Special Event category of the Army Public Affairs Community Relations Awards of Excellence. Sponsored by the Chief of Staff of the Army and overseen by the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, the Army Communities of Excellence program recognizes excellence in installation management, according to a pamphlet handed out at the ceremony. The ACOE program encourages and acknowledges all installation’s commitment to excellence. The ACOE award honors the top Army, National Guard and Reserve installations that have achieved levels of excellence in building a high-quality environment, outstanding facilities and superior services. ACOE applicants are assessed and evaluated over the course of a year against Army priorities and Malcom Baldridge National Quality criteria. personal learning. Humphreys Deputy Garrison Commander, David W. Frodsham said the award was a reflection of the high standards of customer service the garrison maintains and the excellent leadership of the directors. “This was our first time winning and I’m extremely pleased we’re being recognized, especially during a time of transformation,” Frodsham said. “It represents our commitment to exceeding the Army standards and providing the best-possible quality of life to everyone who lives and works here.” Humphreys Garrison’s Bronze award includes a cash award of $250,000, a trophy and a flag. Frodsham said the garrison can use the money as it sees fit, noting that other garrisons have used it for quality of life programs, new facilities or other projects. “We’ll have to solicit proposals for how we should use the money,” he said. The Community Relations Award of Excellence in the Special Event Category recognized the work Humphreys Garrison’s Soldiers, Families, Civilians and Retirees performed at “Make a Difference Day” on Oct. 25, 2008. Modeled after Make a Difference Day events in America, the event was a success due to the efforts of Humphreys Volunteer Coordinator Denise Chappell, Community Relations Officer Yu, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers representatives and the 150 Humphreys and 60 local Korean volunteers who gathered at Deog Dong San Park in Pyeongtaek. The American and Korean volunteers picked up trash and performed beautification projects in the park. Following the work, volunteers enjoyed lunch, a traditional Korean musical and dance performance and a brief ceremony that featured an awards presentation and a patriotic observance led by American and Korean flag-bearers.
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Staff Sgt. Christy Pritchard (left) and Pvt. Sando Hendrix participated in Make a Difference Day at Deogdongsan Park, Pyeongtaek. To download a high-resolution version of this and other photos visit www.flickr.com/usaghumphreys. — U.S. Army photo by Bob McElroy According to www.baldridge.com, the Baldridge Criteria are designed to provide organizations with an integrated approach to organizational performance management that results in the delivery of ever-improving value to customers, and the improvement of overall organizational effectiveness and capabilities as well as organizational and
By Pfc. Ma Ju-ho 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs
‘The most important aspect of being a leader is to be a better Soldier every day’
course to be the most challenging part of his career in the Army. “I learned a lot in that month,” he said regarding WLC. “Even though I enjoyed the field exercise portion, it was the overall hightempo training that was most exciting.” However, his fast-paced career isn’t limited to the field. Francisco, a California native, spent most of his early life swimming and surfing the Pacific Ocean, riding BMX bikes and skateboarding. These hobbies prepared him to excel during his Army Physical Fitness Tests – he has never scored less than 275 and routinely scored 300 or higher. His latest score was 295. “His scores are extraordinary,” said 1st Sgt. Sammy Barbour, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd CAB, Francisco’s former unit. “His score is in top one percent and he was always pushing his Soldiers to their physical limits.” Francisco said he pushes himself every morning during PT for many reasons. “I work out and do a little extra, just for my benefit,” Francisco said. “Staying in good shape, working out on my own time helps to be a better Noncommissioned officer; and it doesn’t hurt my golf game either.” He always keeps the NCO Creed in mind and motivates his Soldiers to be ready for whatever mission is at hand, wherever it may be and he emphasizes the importance of a sense of urgency. “For the most part I’ve been on mission my entire career,” Francisco said. “Readiness is one of the most important qualities for the Army. Francisco strives to train his Soldiers to a standard so they are prepared for any mission. “I give Soldiers the mindset that everyday’s a mission day,” he said. Barbour adds: “He always places the mission first. Francisco makes sure that Soldiers are trained properly and the mission is accomplished. He is a dedicated Soldier and that’s what makes him a good NCO.” Barbour said his former Soldier trains his junior enlisted troops to standard and not to time. “I’ve seen him working with his Soldiers at all hours of the day,” said Barbour. “He just simply gets the job done.” Francisco is now enjoying his time as a Chinook mechanic, after working his first eight months in Korea in the mailroom. He fought to get back to working in his career field and has finally settled into a daily work routine. He says the most important aspect of being a leader is to be a better Soldier every day. “I try to lead [my Soldiers] by example,” Francisco said. “If I keep up a high-tempo work day, my guys will follow that lead and become better for it.”
HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Sgt. Alvin D. Francisco of Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade has been enlisted for about seven years, has always placed mission first and never settled for second best for himself or his Soldiers. Francisco enlisted to be an AH-64 Apache mechanic and worked in that specialty for most of his career. But now he is stationed at Humphreys Garrison, where he works as a Chinook mechanic. This is the first time in his career he will be in any place for longer than eight months, excluding Iraq. For the majority of his Army career, Francisco has been on mission and has never remained stagnant. When he finished basic training at Fort Knox, Ky. he received orders to Germany. After seven months of training, he deployed to Iraq. He then spent time in Fort Eustis, Va. before being stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. From Bragg, he deployed to Ft. Hood multiple times for training in his military specialty, with two additional deployments to Iraq in between. “I didn’t even have time for training courses like Warrior Leader Course or Primary Leadership Development Course,” said Francisco. He finally had the opportunity to attend WLC just one month ago. Francisco completed Warrior Leader Course 05-09, which ran from March 17 to April 15 at Camp Jackson, Uijeongbu, South Korea. According to Francisco, he found the
Sgt. Alvin D. Francisco (left) with Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, supervises Spc. Zach McKnight (right) with the computer programming process. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ma Ju-ho
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Community Yard Sale Your trash may be another person’s treasure, so gather all those items that you would like to sell for the Community Yard Sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 30 at the Commissary parking lot. Pay $5 per spot and a table if you have PCS orders (60-day window). For all others, pay $10 per spot and table. For more information contact Natalie Boutte at 753-3013. Road Closure Perimeter Road from T-997 through Bldg. S1280 will be closed 7 a.m.-5 p.m., May 23-24 for removal work on existing asphalt pavement. Alternate routes for traffic detours with signage will be posted. Alternate parking areas have also been identified. For more information contact Mr. Birgado at 753-6910. Homeschooling Family Get Together Homeschooling families are invited to a get together 6 p.m., June 8 at the barbeque gazebo in Family Housing. In case of rain, the Townley Home will host the gathering. Bring your kids, husband and some food to celebrate the end of the school year. For more information contact Elisabeth Townley at 010-3144-0352 or [email protected]
This event is sponsored by the USAG-Humphreys Chapel. Dental Care for Retirees The Dental Clinic is offering dental examinations and cleanings for Retirees and their spouses 8 a.m.-3 p.m., May 16 at the USAG-Humphreys Dental Clinic, Bldg. 555. Call 753-6559 for more information. Summer Camp Adventure Sign up starting May 18 for this summer’s Camp Adventure Program. This unique day camp for children of grades 1–5 will begin mid-June. A variety of weekly camps will be held including: Coral Sea Jamboree, Madcap Museum at Midnight, Celebrate State to State and much more! Contact Youth Services at 753-8507 to sign up or inquire about the weekly fees. Organizational Self-Assessment If you have received a copy of the memorandum notifying your selection to participate in the OSA, you will conduct the survey May 11-22. The OSA is an industry-proven, web-based survey tool. For more information contact Ms. So at 754-3885 or [email protected]
Humphreys Construction Update As Humphreys Garrison grows during the next several years construction projects will cause interruptions of electrical and water service as well as detours and delays on our roads. We ask your patience as we transform our post into the Installation of Choice on the Korean Peninsula. We will provide weekly updates and construction news to keep the community informed. • Freedom Road water line replacement is continuing. Please watch for construction equipment in roadways and signal man directing traffic. • The Freedom Road walking and bike path is being replaced. This work will take approximately 90 days. • Pavement resurfacing and relocation of end lights and airfield fire hydrant systems are all under way. Estimated date of completion is May 28. We want to publish your stories and photos in The Morning Calm Weekly and on the USAG-Humphreys Command Channel. Please send any information or products to Ken Hall at the USAGHumphreys Public Affairs Office at 754-8847 or [email protected]
Humphreys Garrison recognizes top volunteers for 2008
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About 200 Area III Community Volunteers and their Families attended the 2008 USAG-Humphreys Volunteer of the Year awards ceremony at the Community Activity Center here, May 8. Also recognized were (left to right on stage) Area III Army volunteer corps program manager Denise Chappell, and Jean Dumoulin, wife of Humphreys Garrison Commander John E. Dumoulin, Jr. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall By Ken Hall USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N — The Humphreys community honored its volunteers during an awards ceremony May 8 at the Community Activity Center here. About 200 people attended. Guest speakers Jean Dumoulin, wife of Humphreys Garrison Commander Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr., and Chaplain (Maj.) Klon Kitchen highlighted the achievements of the volunteers. “I’d like everyone to consider a number: 183, 186,” said Jean Dumoulin. “This number is the total number of volunteer hours our Soldiers, Family members, Civilians and our children have logged during this past year. These hours displaced a manpower cost of over $3 million.” Dumoulin said volunteers represent the best of the Humphreys community. “Without our great volunteers, we would not enjoy the excellent quality of life we have at Humphreys. Our volunteers work in all parts of our community and make a difference every day.” Kitchen said that volunteer recognition celebrates people in action. “You’ve heard the numbers of volunteer hours we have at Humphreys and we’re above the curve because you care enough about what we do here,” said Kitchen. “Most people say ‘I’m only one person – I can’t do it all and I can’t really make a difference’ – but the difference in those people and the difference in you is that you say ‘I’m only one person, but I am one person – and I can’t do it all but I can do something and it does matter.’” Volunteers were recognized in five categories for the services they provided throughout the last year here. Sgt. 1st Class Leticia Smalls won Soldier Volunteer of the Year. “It’s so nice when a Soldier goes out of their way to give back to their community,” said Denise Chappell, Humphreys Volunteer Coordinator. “They’re already giving themselves to our country and are doing so much for every citizen and people all over the world. So, for them to give back and be a volunteer really means a lot.” Cpl. Lee Chul-joo won Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Volunteer of the Year. “Cpl. Lee really helped us out so much at ACS with our Korean culture and language class,” said Chappell. “He’s helping Americans to learn about the Korean culture and to speak a foreign language and we’re very grateful for everything that he does.” Kendra Roberts won Family member Volunteer of the Year. “This years’ Family member of the year proved that you don’t have to be on an installation for a very long time to make a difference,” said Chappell. “Some of us come in and hit the ground running, even after just two weeks. We’re very proud to recognize Kendra as Family Member volunteer of the year.” Charles Woods won Retiree Volunteer of the Year. “It always amazes me to see a Retiree give back to the community,” said Chappell. “They’ve done their military service and they’re probably in their second careers and they still find the time to give back. Mr. Woods has done so much for this community through different organizations and you’ll always see him at events.” Edward Murphy, IV won Youth Volunteer of the Year. “This is always my favorite category and it means so much to me because our youth are our future,” said Chappell. “When we have youth that volunteer and give back in the community, they need to be recognized and it means we are raising productive citizens who are going to be our future leaders. If they’re volunteering now, imagine what they are going to give to the world when they become adults.” Chappell said everything volunteers do here is a success story. “Without volunteer coaches for our Youth sports, support from our BOSS program, Red Cross and USO we wouldn’t have some of the things we have,” she said. “This is the one night we get together and I want to say from the bottom of my heart ‘thank you.’” During the event, Chappell received the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service in recognition of her meritorious service as Army Family Team Building and Army Area III volunteer corps program manager and outstanding support of the community service event Make a Difference Day on Oct. 25, 2008. The final award went to Jean Dumoulin, who received a silver platter in special recognition for her dedication to the community over the last two years. Before he and Chappell presented Dumoulin the award, Mike Mooney, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division marketing chief praised her for making a difference in Humphreys community. “One of the most difficult things we face in Family and MWR is getting the word out,” said Mooney. “It doesn’t matter what kind of programs we run – they can be the greatest programs in the world but if no one knows about them, they’re not going to count. Jean and her infamous e-mailing list are one of the ways everyone found out about things. In addition to that, at events like Eggstravaganza, and Spooky Hallow – and every activity we’ve had over the last two years – she’s been there handing out tee shirts. We’ve been very fortunate to have a person who’s been a true friend to the community.”
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MAY 15, 2009
By Ken Hall USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs
New Humphreys facilities to enhance quality of life
off-post,” said Michael Stephenson, chief, Natural Resources Management Branch. “What this 100-percent green project will do is create a new area for the Humphreys community to enjoy. The park will feature self-sustaining lights and recirculating waterfalls run by a solar-powered system. Even the bridges are being made out of recycled materials that won’t require repainting for up to 20 years.” The design for Beacon Hill’s transformation was the result of a partnership between USAG-Humphreys and renovations designer Dr. Lee Suk-young, principle investigator with Beautiful Environmental Construction based in Seongnam-si. Humphreys Outdoor Recreation will manage the site, which will feature a pond where kids fishing events could occasionally be scheduled. “It will take time and experimentation to see how long the pond will take to sustain fish and what type,” said Stephenson. A new $10 million Education Center will open its doors in July and provide enhanced educational opportunities for Soldiers, Civilians, Family members and school children. So far the new facility is still within the funding amount awarded for the contract, according to David Shields, Master Planning USAG-Humphreys. Shields said everything has been accomplished in a positive manner and the contractor is working two shifts and weekends to meet the planned contract completion date in July. “The facility was designed and built as an Adult Education Center, however, there will be classrooms set up strictly for computers, testing labs and a science lab with a Virtual High School on the top floor,” he said.
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H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N — Construction has slowed traffic around USAG-Humphreys for the last several months but the community’s reward will be several new facilities scheduled for grand openings soon. A new Fire Station at MP Hill is scheduled to open officially on Monday, May 18 at 11:30. The new station, which was developed through U.S. Army Contracting Command Korea took four months to complete and came in at a cost of $692,000. “The construction was a success and was finished on-time,” said Anthony Marra, Chief, Fire and Emergency Services. Two full-time Korean firefighters will live in the building year-round, providing 24-7 capability to respond to any fires but specifically for buildings five to eight floors tall, which benefits the entire installation, he said. The Humphreys Medical Clinic will unveil $1.5 million in expansions and renovations designed to serve the health care needs of a growing Humphreys population June 1. “We’re about 95 percent complete with the interior work, but we’re behind our original target date of February,” said Jordon Shoop, project manager with J&J Maintenance, Inc. the prime contractor for the upgrades. “We ran behind because we wanted to make sure plans were correct.” Shoop added that this was an unusual project because medical personnel worked in the clinic during the renovations. “It’s been like a puzzle, trying to get
A state-of-the-art hook-and-ladder fire truck, capable of reaching up to 100 feet is part of the new Humphreys Fire Station, located next to the MP Hill barracks. The full-time supported fire station’s grand opening is scheduled for Monday, May 18 at 11 a.m. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall everyone moving in certain areas and working after hours,” he said. “It’s been a real challenge but better than closing down the clinic completely.” Throughout the project, there have been no accidents to construction workers, Soldiers, clinic personnel or patients. “Our customers, Soldiers and personnel are very pleased with the construction progress we’ve had,” said 1st Lt. Alexandria Miller, executive officer, USAG-Humphreys Medical Clinic. Miller said the new-expanded medical clinic will have a new TRICARE office on the second floor with three full-time representatives. The expansion also includes a physical therapy office and a therapist. More services are on the way. “Our ability to provide care for our patients has improved, but we need a larger physical therapy room because we’re already outgrowing the one we have,” said Lt. Col. Bart Meyers, officer in charge, Humphreys Medical Clinic. “We’ll be adding a licensed Social Worker this summer and also a mental health technician.” Another project slated for opening in early June is Beacon Hill Park, a 4.5 acre site across from Independence Park. Humphreys Directorate of Public Works oversaw renovations that began in February and cost of $750,000. The environmentally-friendly park will feature walking trails, a picnic area and waterfalls. “The Beacon Hill water retention area is an existing wetland that brings in water from
(Above left) Scaffolding supports construction workers from J&J Maintenance, Inc. as they finish the final renovations to the new Humphreys Medical Clinic here, May 7. (Above right) Workers from Krima and Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction load support materials into the new Humphreys Education Center here, May 13. (Below) The final touches of Beacon Hills environmentallyfriendly renovations feature bridge construction, placement of large boulders and re-introduction of water throughout the streams in the park. — U.S. Army photos by Ken Hall
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Camp Carroll Wetland system restoration project enhances wildlife activity in the community
By Pfc. Lee, Dodam USAG-Daegu Public Affairs CAMP CARROLL — Camp Carroll recently held a wetland restoration project ceremony, laying the cornerstone for improving the local environment in conjunction with an Arbor Day tree planting ceremony at a wetland restoration site April 29. Chilgok County Vicegovernor Lee, Seung-yul, Daegu Garrison Commander, Col. Michael P. Saulnier and Daegu Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. David R. Abbott attended the ceremony. Wetlands provide significant value to society and local communities. Their benefits include: water storage, flood protection, biodiversity, recreation and commerce. The Camp Carroll wetland is a mixed wetland system with a stream component flowing through its entire extent, running along three different sections and totaling 1,600 feet. Daegu Garrison is committed to environmental management and recognizes the need to connect the wetland system to the community and the Nakdong River system. Last year, Daegu Garrison hired Natural Resources Program Manager John Thomas Kunneke and started coordinating initial wetland restoration phases. Recently the survey and foundation work have been completed and plan to finish the project prior to the year of 2010 “This is a big day for Camp Carroll and Chilgok County. We started this project last year with a partnership with the Boy Scouts and it continues to develop and we expect to finish in 2010. It’s an important day to celebrate our union that leads to the strong alliance between US Army and Chilgok County,” said Saulnier. Due to the stream component, the
Military Spouses visit International Market in Busan on Military Spouse Appreciation Day
BUSAN — This year, May 8 was designated as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Military spouses in Daegu got a chance to visit Busan for a day of shopping at the International Market to celebrate this meaningful day. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the Friday before Mother’s Day to be Military Spouse Appreciation Day. It is a day to recognize and honor the contributions and sacrifices of military spouses. The life of a military family is one of unique challenges. They always have limited time to set down roots before it is time to pack up again. For many people, the constant moving would discourage them from connecting with the local community but military spouses make friends and leave a mark on the community in a limited time regardless. They come from diverse backgrounds but one thing they have in common is their unfailing support of their military husband or wife and the mission of the United States military. On May 8 spouses with translators went to the International Market in Busan to
Camp Carroll held a wetland restoration project ceremony and Arbor Day tree planting ceremony, April 29 with attendances by Chilgok County Vice-Governor Lee, Seung-yul; Daegu Garrison Commander Col. Michael P. Saulnier; and Daegu Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. David R. Abbott. Visit www.flickr.com/imcomkorea for photos. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee, Dodam local community. We expect much greater wetland was divided into three stream reaches seasonal values and wildlife utilization. that have hydrologic and design implications: In the Lower Reach stream enhancement activity when it, through partnership with the Upper, Middle, and Lower Reaches. The will take place to ensure an adequate link to Chilgok County, reconnects our wetland Upper Reach is a headwater stream with a upstream improvements and the tributaries to the Nakdong River. Lastly I’d like to say high water table, approximately two feet that flow off site from Camp Carroll to the all this wouldn’t be possible without the below the surface during the dry season Nakdong River. The Wetland area will have support of our partner in our US military and near the surface during the wet season. a visitor entrance adjacent to the Lower community MSC-K,” Saulnier added. The initial restoration phase has started The upper reach historically recharged the Reach which will connect the entire area by wetland system downstream. a footpath trail. DPW is hoping that in the showing its impact. Currently new wildlife, Most importantly, the primary focus long term it will be hydro-logically possible not previously observed here including bird of the initial restoration phase has taken for fish passage between the Lower Reach species such as great egrets, mallard ducks, place in the Middle Reach. Projects and the Nakdong River. Camp Carroll also grey heron and white wagtail; amphibians include restoring the stream flow, creating plans to form an ecosystem education center such as Korean salamanders and Korean firea seasonal pond which will be connected to and open it to the local community after this bellied toad; and mammals such as raccoon dogs were observed. Kunneke especially was the stream during the wet season, creating project is completed. floodplain area and wetland vegetative “Wetland provides significant value to pleased to apply an old saying to wetland zones and enhancing the buffer zones for our society and more importantly to the restoration: “Build it and they will come.”
By Kim, Ayeon USAG-Daegu Public Affairs
Military Spouses visit International Market in Busan on the Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 8. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Min, Joon-ki and Park, Kyung-rock celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day. The Bus left ACS at 9 a.m. and returned at 5 p.m. When they arrived in the market, they were separated into several groups and started shopping. They looked around the Korean market place and bought gifts for their families and themselves. After shopping, they had lunch at local restaurant. Some of them knew about Korean food, but for other spouses
it was their first time to try Korean food. Everyone had great time trying Korean cuisine. Local merchants welcomed the military spouses to their shops. Terri, one of Military spouses, said, “I’ve just been in Korea for two months. It was my first time meeting a lot of Army wives. It was a good chance to form relationships. I will definitely join these kinds of opportunities.” Another spouse, Cherilyn Padgett added, “I went shopping, learned a little bit about the Korean culture and had lunch. I had Korean food, Tteokbokki, Tofu and so on. They were really spicy but delicious. As soon as I see anything like this advertised again, I will definitely go.” Several spouses won gifts and all received a certificate of appreciation for their service as Military Spouses. Everyone hoped there will be another opportunity to go on a tour, learn about Korean culture and meet new people like during this event. Seo, Jung-jung, an intern said, “It was my first time shopping with Americans. I translated for them to buy and to discount something. It was a precious experience for me. I liked the chance to introduce Korean culture and to shop with them.”
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International Festival and Hoop Fest DAS International Festival and Hoop Fest will be held at Daegu American School campus: Inside the cafeteria and gym, and outside (weather permitting), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 6. This event will showcase food from different cultures, activities for all ages, a silent auction of themed baskets, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, soccer shootout, cultural demonstrations, singing and performances. Come out and support DAS with all proceeds being donated to the PTO to fund activities, trips, and resources for students and faculty of the school. For more information, call Donna Benjamin at 768-7583. Army Birthday Ball ‘The Year of the NCO’ The 234th Army Birthday Ball will be held at Grand Ball Room, Exco InterBurgo Hotel, 6 p.m., June 6. This year’s theme is ‘the year of the NCO’. Sirloin steak cooked in red wine and chicken breast cooked in white wine will be served. A vegetarian meal is available on request. The price is 45,000 won (no dollars). For purchasing tickets, contact Master Sgt. Cook, 19th ESC at 768-7117. Army Benefits Center Civilian Retirement Briefings Representatives from the Army Benefits Center – Civilian (ABC-C) will be visiting Area IV, June 5 and 8, to conduct briefings on CSRS and FERS retirement systems. They will also provide information on using the EBIS and IVRS systems for processing benefits. The CSRS briefing will be conducted in the HRDD CHRA Regional Training Center, Building #1208, Classroom 2, Camp Henry. The FERS briefing will be conducted in the Camp Henry Theater, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 5 and 8. CISM Certification Training Scheduled Army Information Assurance professionals (Military and Civilian) throughout Korea are encouraged to attend this CISM Certification training scheduled for 01-05 June 2009 at the Area IV DOIM training classroom located on Camp Walker. CISM certification is managed by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and is a DoD Information Assurance Management Level 3 certification. Attendance is limited to 15 students. There is no cost for attendance; however TYD/Per Diem requirements must be funded by the student’s organization if required. Please contact the RCIO IA office for a SF 182 no later than May 24 via e-mail to [email protected]
korea.army.mil. Students selected for attendance will be notified via e-mail no later than 26 May.
Partnership with DAS, Kyungpook National University recognized
By Kim, Ayeon USAG-Daegu Public Affairs KYUNGPOOK UNIV. — U.S. Army Garrison Daegu and Kyungpook National University agreed to develop teaching practicum program with Daegu American School and to promote their relationship. Daegu Garrison Commander Col. Michael P. Saulnier and Noh, Dongil, president of KNU signed the memorandum of agreement at Dr. Noh’s office, KNU, May 1. Both of parties have recognized the need for and benefits of increased cooperation and communication. They agreed that it is desirable to establish a relationship that will encourage collaboration between them. Col. Saulnier and Mr. Keith Henson, principal of Daegu American School , visited KNU Campus at 11 a.m. May 1. After looking around the campus with Lorne Hwang, vice president of the KNU international affairs office, they met Dr. Noh, Dong-il, Dr. Rim, Seong-hoon, dean of Teacher’s college and Dr. Lee, Moon-key, director of Training center for Education at Dr. Noh’s office. KNU presented Col. Saulnier an appreciation plaque to thank for his cooperation to develop collaborative programs between KNU and Daegu Garrison. Then Col. Saulnier and Dr. Noh signed at the memorandum of agreement. They will encourage development of professional internship program, teaching practicum program with Daegu American School, and collaborative education, research, volunteer programs. In support of the agreement, a student teaching practicum program is agreed between DAS, the KNU Teacher College, and Training center of education which is the first time ever program in Korea. Six student teachers who were selected through
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KNU president, Dr. Noh gives Daegu Garrison Commander, Col. Saulnier an Appreciation Plague to thank for his cooperation to develop relationship between Daegu Garrison and KNU, May 1. — U.S. Army photo by Kim, Ayeon an interview in English have the chance to American culture and can make better complete their undergraduate and graduate relationship among the Garrison, Universities teaching practicum component at DAS in and community in Daegu. This is also a great this year. Both of parties expect to increase opportunity for professional development the number of participants next year. Since in both direction; student teachers will beginning of May student teachers have have the chance to learn about American taught Public Health, Music, PE, Biology teaching methods, while host teachers will and Physics at DAS. The duration of this have an opportunity to learn about some program is 4 weeks, which is same as of the different teaching methods used in plain teaching practicum component. The Korean schools. Hwang said, “KNU has a longstanding students, however, will be encouraged to and valuable partnership with USAG participate in volunteer program which is the form of supplementary tutorials or class Daegu. Our KNU student interns benefit tremendously from the professional training preparation with teachers at DAS. “We are delighted about this new program, and generous hospitality shown by American. as it will be the first time our students will be We are currently planning some new ways able to complete their teaching qualification for USAG Daegu military and civilian in an international context,” Hwang said, personnel to take advantage of the many “Col. Saulnier, Mr. Henson, and his entire educational opportunities available at KNU, staff have all been extremely supportive and including continuing education programs welcoming as regards making this program and short-term summer and winter courses happen, and we are now just excited about in English for academic credit. Besides we are hoping that this relationship will develop the potential outcomes.” Both parties expect that this agreement to include short-term teacher exchanges and can give more students chances to experience AP courses for DAS students at KNU.”
Daegu Garrison celebrates National Volunteer Week
Daegu Garrison Army Community Services CAMP GEORGE — USAG-Daegu observed the National Volunteer Week by honoring the volunteers and their exceptional service to the community, on April 20 through 25. Col. Michael P. Saulnier and Command Sgt. Maj David R. Abbott joined the Volunteer Coordinator and Middle School & Teen April 20 to recognize the youth volunteering their time and service. Remarks were made by Col. Saulnier as he congratulated them on their dedication to serving others. “I feel like I achieved something. And also I know that I have more courses to do and challenges in the future. But I will manage those challenges well because I experienced this precious thing,” a student in Daegu American school, Russell Midomaru said. “Both Russell and I volunteered at YS and School. We want to do this kind of volunteering program again for community service,” said Ronald Midomaru. “We volunteered outside, for example, an electric café and Daegu International Woman Association and those were really great. The electric café was just like a café, so we have learned how to order food and to prepare tea for people. That was a real experience,” added Russell. On that day each received a certification of appreciation and small tokens of appreciation. Tuesday, 21st Army Community Service program mangers, Martie Blanton and LaVita Vincent (AVC/MOB/DEP) welcomed guests for a light lunch as they recognized the ACS volunteers along with the participants who volunteered to be part of AFAP. This was the 25th year of AFAP and a good time to join them together as both are made up of volunteering their time and talents to the greater good of the community. April 24 was the main event, hosted by LaVita Vincent, Volunteer Manager and the staff of the ACS. Each participant received a certificate of appreciation, roses and small trinkets on the tables. Command Sgt. Maj Abbott had the opening remarks and then dinner was served. The guest speaker for the evening was Lorne Hwang, a professor from Kyungpook University and a partner with the USAG Daegu community with the internship program, Good Neighbor Program and volunteers. Col. Saulnier and Command Sgt. Maj Abbott presented Certificate of Appreciation to Freedom Team winners. Freedom Team is participants that support
Col. Michael P. Saulnier and Command Sgt. Maj David R. Abbott join Middle School & Teen volunteers and congratulate them on their dedication and hard working to help people in DAS, April 20. — U.S. Army photo by Kim, Ayeon
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Daegu Garrison Firefighters train for Medical Emergencies
By Matthew Haskin & Andrew Allen Daegu Garrison F&ES OUCH! That's going to leave a mark. The medical training that First Responders at USAG-Daegu Fire and Emergency Services have been completing is going to leave a mark on the type of quality service our fire department is providing. The Fire Department in USAG-Daegu recently completed the DOD’s First Aid First Responder and Army's Combat Life Saver courses, with an EMT Basis class. Additional task like HazMat and Medical training are common place in stateside Fire Departments but this type of training was overdue here in Korea. The recently implemented DOD Firefighter training program that helped make USAG-Daegu Fire and Emergency Services one of the Best Large Fire Departments in the Army in 2007, now strives to improve the Emergency Medical Service – EMS capabilities of the organization. Mrs. Choe Hui Song whom serves as a 911 operator; stated “Before, I did not have much of a concept of EMS duties but now, I find it interesting and I'm excited to learn more.” With tour normalization, the Fire and Emergency Services must prepare for the potential for an increase in “emergency-callvolume”. More families will equal more EMS calls. In a post 9-11 world, changes in what the public expects from its fire departments has grown. When someone calls 911 they expect that a professional will be there for them, no matter what type of emergency they have - So we prepare for the most likely
Soldiers participate in community cleanup
Soldiers from Camp Carroll perform a community cleanup May 8 where Chilgok County acacia honey festival is held. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee, Dodam
Firefighter Crew Chief O, Ho-kyun practices an IV stick on Crew Chief Song, Chu-sop During Combat Life Saver training. — U.S. Army photo by Andrew Allen types of events. The days of the fire departments only putting the “wet stuff on hot stuff” are long gone; though we still do this, firefighters now use thermal imaging cameras to search for fires and victims. We carry Automated External Defibrillators for shocking the heart of potential heart attack patients. Fire crews train to use high-tech HazMat detection devices that use Infrared spectroscopy which look at chemicals at a molecular level. This increasing mission demand to do more with the available work force places a massive demand on education. It has gone from a basic fire fighting skill set to highly technical experts who can handle multiple problems quickly and safely to protect lives, property and the environment.
our Soldiers and Families during war and peace time, said Hwang. The following people were recipients of the award for their dedication to helping others: Kelly Gemin, Martie Blanton, Monica Blumberg, Karletta Epps, Rosa Martinez, Angel Nunez, and Kelly Abbott. The Volunteer of the Year was broken down in to various categories. The following people were the winners for this year: Active duty- Ryan Hawk; Family Member- Stacey Neubig, Local National- Ki Sook Son, Youth- Russell Midomaru, Civilian- Darryl Chandler, KATUSA- Kwang Woo Park, and Retiree- Donald Wilson. The Family of the Year award went to Edward and Kathryn Choi. WO Cristal Sales received a Certificate of Achievement; and the Commanders Public Service Award went to Hanna Zitiak and Lorne Hwang. “All year long we should be letting them know how much we appreciate all they
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do for the community,” said Col. Saulnier during the event for the volunteers. “The annual volunteer of the year is one of many ways to recognize our valuable volunteers who devote their time and skills to helping others,” said Vincent. “So, for those not registered on line, now is the time to do that, if you need help contact ACS,” added Vincent at the end of the event. The event was completed by Col. Saulnier being presented with a check for the hours that volunteers (registered on myarmylifetoo) logged for the past year as if they had been paid. This year they logged 49, 696 on VMIS, however there are many volunteers not yet registered in the system and therefore those hours couldn’t be tallied. For all volunteers not yet registered and you need assistance please call LaVita Vincent, 768-8126 or stop by the ACS.
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