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November 21, 2008 • Volume 7, Issue 8
Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea
Daegu Soldiers take hold of combatives training
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Operating TMPs: What’s okay, what’s not
By Susan Silpasornprasit IMCOM-K Public Affairs Many Army units in Korea operate Transportation Motor Pool vehicles and there are strict regulations that drivers and passengers should be aware of. These vehicles are for official military missions and field work as outlined in Army Regulation 58-1, 8th Army Regulation 58-1, and USFK Regulation 58-8. “Leaders need to brief Soldiers on proper and improper use and exercise positive control over the vehicles in their unit,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Witt, Installation Management Command-Korea Region CSM. A TMP that is parked at a dormitory, used to run personal errands, cruising
Sergeant 1st Class William M. Ward tries to sweep from the guard position under Sgt. Shawn Che during Sergeants Time training. “The purpose of this training is giving basic knowledge of what to expect so you’re not surprised if something like this happens in reality,” Ward said. Download this photo at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea — U.S. Army photo by Kim Keun-kyo
FRG Round Up focus on 2ID Soldiers, Families
the Burger King drive-thru or parked at the Post Exchange (except when making official purchase) may be breaking the standard of what is considered appropriate. Army and USFK Regulations outline the procedures and standards for proper use of TMPs. Chapter 4 of AR 58-1 specifically addresses what is deemed appropriate use versus abuse though theater-specific regulations often add more stringent requirements. Each garrision trains its supported Transportation Coordinators on what is and is not permissible. “Every unit must have both a primary and alternate trans coordinator and each of them must attend TC training twice a year,” said Keli`i Bright, Installation Transportation Office. “Each TC briefing covers permissible –See TMP, Page 4–
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As part of the commanding general’s priorities of caring for Soldiers, civilians and Family members, Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan III, 2ID commander, hosted the third FRG Round Up at the Dragon Hill Lodge in Yongsan to inform and empower the unit’s ‘corporate stockholders. Visit www.flickr.com/imcomkorea to view this photo. — Photo courtesy of 2ID Public Affairs
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Yongsan community members get a taste for making kimchi
Men’s pre-season basketball teams take to the court
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SAHS student signs Letter of Intent to play college basketball
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Devanee Taylor signs a National Letter of Intent offering a scholarship to play college basketball for Newberry College. Devanee signed the letter Oct. 17 at Seoul American High School while her parents Sergeants Maj. Darvin and Dana Taylor, and her brother, Darvin II, look on. Also pictured are Bob Sennett, SAHS principal; Donald Hedgepast, athletic director; Jesse J. Smith, girls varsity basketball assistant coach; and Bill Ratcliff, girls varsity head coach. Download this photo at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea — U.S. Army photo by Susan Silpasornprasit
Military housing residents to get improved Internet service
By Gwendolyn R. Smalls 1st Signal Brigade Public Affairs Residents of Yongsan’s Eagle Grove, Black Hawk Village and Itaewon Acres family housing will soon see an improvement in their Internet services. Korean Telecom has agreed to upgrade the infrastructure to these areas improving internet speed and access. The 1st Signal Brigade is working together with KT, the United States Forces Korea J6, Installation Management Command Korea, Department of Public Works and Korean National Housing Corporation in meeting one of the Combatant Commander’s top priorities: improve the quality of life for our Servicemembers and their families. Residents in these areas currently have Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line services that cannot always access government websites and have a limited speed of up to two megabytes. Very High Speed Digital Subscriber Line is what the new infrastructure can provide based on the customer’s choice and is capable of delivering up to five megabytes of speed. This new capability will also fix access problems to government sites. “We got reports from some family members [living in these areas] that they were having problems accessing .mil sites such as MyPay and Human Resource Command,” said Lt. Col. James Parks, 41st Signal Battalion commander. “As we looked into these problems we discovered other infrastructure challenges that required re-engineering to fix the access problems,” he added. With planning almost complete, construction is set to begin and will provide residents with improved access soon. “We have to dig and KT will put in new fiber lines to all the housing,” said Parks. “Not only will residents get access to .mil addresses, they will see increased speed and service from the Internet provider.” Parks attributes the success of solving this issue to cooperation and teamwork and anticipates the trench digging will begin soon with a completion date of mid-March 2009.
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FRG ROUND UP
By Master Sgt. Donald Sparks 2ID Public Affairs As the wife of a company commander and leader of a Family Readiness Group, Kristina Minear couldn’t wait to attend her very first 2nd Infantry Division FRG Round Up. Sitting beside her husband, Capt. Matt Minear who commands Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, she listened attentively as various leaders addressed concerns and issues impacting their Soldiers and Family members. “I think this is an important and great event to have because as a FRG leader, this gives me all the resources to go out and share information with my Soldiers, whether they be single or married and have their Family members here, so they can see the opportunities that are available to them,” Minear said. As part of the commanding general’s priorities of caring for Soldiers, civilians and Family members, Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan III, 2ID commander, hosted the third FRG Round Up at the Dragon Hill Lodge in Yongsan to inform and empower the unit’s ‘corporate stockholders.’ “You are the corporate members and stockholders of our Soldiers and Families for the things we try to do to improve the overall quality of life not only here within the 2nd Infantry Division, but while we serve here in the Republic of Korea,” Morgan said.
CFC Celebrates 30th Anniversary
By Pvt. Kim Kuan Min 8th Army Public Affairs General Walter Sharp, the commanding general of the United States Forces Korea, Combined Forces Command and United Nations Command, Gen. Lee Sung Chool, a Combined Forces Command deputy and Lee, Sang-Hee, the Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense took part in the 30th anniversary of ROK-US Combined Forces Command ceremony Nov. 13 on Knight Field, USAG-Yongsan. The Korean Minister of National Defense presented a streamer on behalf of President Lee, Myung-Bak, the president of South Korea, as a gift to congratulate the 30th anniversary of the ROK-US Alliance. The two commanding generals and the minister each gave their own speech, emphasizing on different aspects of the ROK-US Alliance such as their strong bonds and the bright future of the two countries. Following their remarks, they participated in a pass and review which concluded the ceremony.
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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: Traffic Accident without Injuries; Damage to Government Property; Subject #1, while ground guiding a GOV with Subject #2 as the operator, misjudged the distance and guided the vehicle to strike another GOV, which was legally parked, secured and unattended adjacent to BLDG #S-047. Damages to the GOV consisted of dents and scratches to the right rear fender and a cracked right rear taillight. Subject #1’s vehicle sustained no visible damages. Subject #1 was advised of his legal rights, which he waived rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the offense. Driver’s license, dispatch and PMCS documentation were valid. Subject #2 reported utilization of his seatbelt. ECOD is unknown. This is a final report. AREA I: Curfew Violation; Failure to Obey Order or Regulation (2ID Policy Letter #8); At 0310 Hrs, 08 NOV 08, Subject #1 was observed by MP downtown. A check of Subject #1’s ID card revealed he was a military service member. Subject #1 was apprehended by MP and transported to the USAG-Casey PMO where MP detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his person. Subject #1 was administered a PBT, with a result of 0.245% BAC. Subject #1 was not advised of his legal rights due to his level of intoxication. Subject #1 was processed and released to his unit and was instructed to report to the USAG-Casey PMO at a later time. At 1400 Hrs, 08 NOV 08, Subject #1 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: Shoplifting; On 14 OCT 08, Subject #1 bought a 32GB iPod Touch at the Main PX. On 16 OCT 08, Subject #1 used the receipt that he received on 14 OCT 08 and returned a used 16GB iPod Touch to the Main PX. Subject #1 was refunded $399. Witness #1 rendered a written statement attesting to the incident. Subject #1 was transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where he was advised of his legal rights, which he waived rendering a written sworn statement admitting to the offense. The video tape from CCTV, 32GB and 16 GB iPod Touch were retained as evidence. Subject #1 was further processed and released to his unit. ECOL is $399. This is a final report. AREA II: Accidental Damage to Government Property; Person(s) unknown, by means unknown, damaged Victim #1’s GOV which was legally parked, secured and unattended at #786-6, YangcheongRi, Cheongwon-Gun,Choongchungbuk-Do. Damages to the GOV consisted of a broken windshield. Victim #1 rendered a written sworn statement attesting to the incident. Due to lack of investigative leads, this case will be closed in the files of USAG-Yongsan PMO as unfounded/unsolved pending the receipt of any information which would warrant its reopening. ECOD is unknown. This is a final report. AREA III: Wrongful Destruction of Government Property; Person(s) unknown, by means unknown, punctured the right rear tire of a GOV, which was secured and unattended. A search of the area for subject(s) and/or witness(es) met with negative results. ECOL is unknown. This is a final report.
Experience Korea’s dynastic past in the present
Namhansanseong Fortress (“South Han Mountain Fortress”) in Seongnam offers views of the surrounding pine trees and mountain slopes. The fortress holds much historical military significance and provides visitors a first-hand look into Korea’s rich history. It was initially built as an earthen fortress about 2000 years ago and reconstructed various times before it was given final shape in 1624 during the Joseon era. Located near the Sung Nam Golf Course, the Fortress is an easy drive by car from Seoul. Additional high resolution photographs from the fortress can be viewed or downloaded online at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Edward N. Johnson
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities
Kimchi Expo (Nov. 22-25) The annual Kimchi Expo aims to promote the outstanding qualities of kimchi throughout the world and raise its competitiveness through the development of Korea’s kimchi and fermentation-related industry and higher quality standards. The event is held at Seoul’s COEX Mall. The festival is the first kimchi-related trade fair to promote the scientific effects of kimchi and its role in developing a healthy society. The Kimchi Expo exhibits Korea’s traditional, functional, or newly-developed forms of kimchi as well as a variety of fermented foods, traditional seasonings, salted seafood, and other health foods. Visit www.tour2korea.com Performance by top Korean artists Myeongin Myeongchang performances are staged every evening at 7p.m. at the Korean House in Junggu, Seoul. They are the only performances in Korea featuring top Korean artists designated as Important Intangible Assets of Korea. The show starts with a Bongsan Mask Dance, followed by traditional music and Pansori, and drum dance. Korea House is planning to invite all of the nation’s Important Intangible Assets to stage a performance every year. Korea House also offers handson traditional culture programs and operates a Korean restaurant serving traditional royal cuisine. To get there, simply take subway line 3 or 4 and get off at Chungmuro Station. Take exit 3 or 4, walk up the hill to the left for about 5 minutes, and you will find Korea House in a hanok building. For more information, visit www. koreahouse.or.kr or www.tour2korea.com Hands-on Taekwondo Korea’s Taekwondo is an internationally known martial art being taught in 181 countries worldwide, and has a following of more than 70,000,000. At Gyeonghuigung, Taekwondo culture performances are held twice a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays). The cultural performances present Taekwondo with classical Korean music, along with Samullori (a traditional Korean percussion quartet), under the subtitle ‘Taekwondo, Riding the Melodies of Classical Korean Music’. Also included is Kukkiwon’s traditional Taekwondo performance. There is a Taekwondo hands-on program aimed for foreigners as well labeled ‘Yap!Taekwon’. For those interested, participants will learn how to wear a Taekwondo uniform, practice meditation, practice Taekwondo’s basic forms, learn the art of self-defense, and boardbreaking. When completing this course, participants will receive completion badges with the president’s name of Kukkiwon on them. Aside from this, the dynamic Taekwondo program will allow guests to take pictures in their Taekwondo uniforms. Get off at Seodaemun Station (Seoul Subway Line 5), and go out of Exit #4. Walk straight for 150m, and then make a right at the Naeil Sinmoon side street (a 10 minute walk) Schedule: (Monday off), Three times a day (10:30 a.m.- noon; 1-2:30 p.m. ; 3:30 -5 p.m.). Visit www.kukkiwon.or.kr(Korean, English) or www. tour2korea.com for more information. Dance musical: ‘Sa.Choom’ “Sa.Choom” is a nonverbal dance musical that can be appreciated by all generations from all countries, as it presents a simple plot full of various dance genres including hip-hop, jazz, contemporary dance, break dancing, and more. Since the first Sa.Choom performance stage opened in October of 2004, the dance musical has seen over 800 performances to this date, and is still receiving high popularity. In 2007, Sa.Choom completely sold-out all of their performances in Japan, and Sa.Choom took the record as the most internationally performed musical production in a short period of time as it toured 29 cities. Performances open at 4 p.m., Mondays to Fridays; 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays; 4 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. The nonverbal performance projects subtitling in Korean, English, Japanese, and Chinese for foreigners to enjoy. After the musical, audience members can spend time with the performers at the stage lobby. Performances are for people 7-years-old and the above. The dance musical will be performed at the newly built Sa.Choom theater, and is easily accessible by taking Subway Line 5 to Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station Exit #5 (1 minute walk). Seoul International Winter Sports Expo Scheduled for through Nov. 16, Seoul Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX). SIWINTER 2008 will feature a Gangwon-do Promotional Pavilion and Overseas Promotion Special Pavilion to promote the 2014 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games bidding activities, the Winter Sports Product Pavilion, and Resort Promotion Pavilion. Organized by theme, the pavilions allow visitors better access to all related information at one site. In particular, participants will include ten ski resorts and related associations from the Hokkaido region of Japan. Visit www.siwinter. com for additional information.
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Government-owned vehicles should not be used to run personal errands. If you suspect TMP abuse, report the plate number to the garrison transportation office or your chain of command.
and non-permissible use of NTVs.” Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Rusch, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan, said using a military vehicle as a personal vehicle because it’s convenient is a problem that needs to be addressed here in Korea. “Driving a military vehicle is a privilege,” he said. “By abusing the system, people are putting that privilege in jeopardy.” One solution Rusch proposes is to have drivers leave their keys on their supervisor’s desk immediately following a mission. “It’s a good check for me to look for the keys to the vehicle to show up on my desk at the end of the day,” Rusch explained. Anyone who suspects TMP abuse can report the plate number to the garrison transportation office. If the vehicle is found to belong to any of the garrisons, it will be confiscated and the driver may lose authorization to operate the vehicle until they can provide a sound
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explanation for their actions. Command Sgt. Major David R. Abbott, USAG-Daegu CSM, stressed the importance of adhering to both the standards of proper use and safety. “It is the operators' responsibility as well as the senior occupants' responsibility to prevent misuse through unsafe operation...speeding, erratic operation, illegal parking,” he said. “I would ask for each mission unit's leadership involvement and support in this process to crack down on misuse of NTV [non-tactical vehicle] for personal use,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Jason K. Kim, USAG-Humphreys CSM. “The constant situational awareness, vital training program, on-the-spot corrections, and effective counseling session to educate and remind our Soldiers on improper use of non-tactical vehicles are keys to success for meeting this policy or regulation.”
2008 Eighth Army holds GNP Holiday Concert
Who: US Servicemembers and Families/Good Neighbor Partners / KATUSA/ROK MIL and Civic Leaders / Korean National Employees and families When: 02 2000~2200(I) Dec. 2008 What: 2008 GNP Holiday Concert Where: Seoul National Art Center (Ye-sul ei Jun-dang) Why: Engage the Korean community and strengthen the US-ROK Alliance Contact Capt. Danny Chang, 723-4886 - Transportation will be provided to and from at Yongsan Bus terminal - Uniform: Dress Blue / Class A (Civilian: Business Casual with tie and coat) - Age limit: Concert is open for ages 10 and above. Eighth Army Good Neighbor Concert Featuring: Park, Jung-Won, Soprano Kim, Dong-Kyu, Baritone Eighth United States Army Band
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‘Pepper’ Jackson visits ROKA 65th Infantry Division
USAG-RC Garrison Commander learns art of calligraphy during visit
Brig. Gen. Kim, Joo-Myong, commander, 65th Infantry Division, and Park, Soon-do teach Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAGRed Cloud commander, how to do calligraphy while Capt. Kim, Mun-Hui, ROKA officer, watches during the garrison’s visit and dinner Nov. 5 to the 65th ID. To download high resolution versions of this or other photos from the Morning Calm, visit our online image archive at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Margaret Banish-Donaldson
Red Cloud firefighters receive award from Governor
By Jack Loudermilk USAG-RC Public Affairs UIJEONGBU— Firefighters throughout the USAG Red Cloud area received special recognition from GyeongGi Provincial Governor Kim, Moon Soo during an award ceremony held Nov. 7 in Uijongbu’s Kyong Ki Second Government Building. On hand to accept the award was USAGRC Fire Chief John Cook, who explained, “The recognition was for our extra work and effort in coordination for mutual-aid, fire-fighting service and general relationship support we provide to fire departments throughout north GyeongGi.” Cook has served as USAG-RC’s area fire chief for 12 years and says his department has responded to many fire-fighting assistance requests in the local towns and throughout north GyeongGi Province. “Many times we’ve gone out and helped fight fires,” he said. “We’ve also received mutual aid assistance from the local fire department when we had large fires on post in the past. We’ve also participated in a lot of joint events with the city fire departments, such as sports competitions; mainly soccer and Joku contests (tennis version of soccer). “We go to all of their different ceremonies, such as their kick-off of Fire Prevention Month,” Cook continued. “Every time they have a fire station opening somewhere, we usually attend those and participate in the ribbon cutting. Plus we conduct periodic meetings between the fire departments – down to the crew-leader level – and we conduct numerous joint training events.” Cook also works with local schools to teach children about fire safety. “During our fire prevention week, which just finished in October,” he said, “one event we hold to encourage involvement from our younger audience is a poster contest. In this last one, we encouraged children to make posters with our ‘Prevent Home Fires’ theme.” Cook said roughly 70 students from the International Christian School and about 30 from the Indianhead School created fire prevention posters which were then judged by Pear Blossom Cottage staff memberss. Cook, along with a small group of his firefighters, travels to the schools to present awards to contest winners from Kindergarten through 5th Grade. “We present the students with certificates signed by the garrison commander,” he said. “Plus, we usually throw in a few more fire prevention items; this year it was t-shirts.” Cook’s involvement in the community also results in invitations as a special guest to other events, such as Uijongbu’s “46th Fire Protection Day,” held Nov. 7 at Uijongbu’s Fire Department headquarters.
Red Cloud Garrison Fire Chief John Cook receives award for Red Cloud Garrison Fire Department from GyeongGi Provincial Governor Kim, Moon Soo during an award ceremony held Nov. 7 in Uijeongbu’s Kyong Ki second government building. — U.S. Army photo by Jack Loudermilk “We call it Uijongbu Fire Department Day,” he said. “Basically, it’s a celebration of the official founding of the Uijongbu City Fire Service as we know it today. It’s also a time they recognize their heroes and honor their fallen.” After 12 years of involvement with local fire departments, Cook and his firefighters have earned respect from their counterparts in the community. Chief Hong, Jin-young, Dongducheon fire chief, explained, “Chief Cook is like a well-known neighbor. He has a positive attitude when ROK and U.S. firefighters have combined training. He also contributed in creating a system of coordination between ROK and US that has minimized casualties and damages during actual fires. “I am especially impressed with his calm and prompt actions when we have fire extinction training or actual fire emergencies,” Hong added. “He stays cool.”
Fire Inspectors Pak, Song Chun and Yi, Chong Hun help John Cook, USAG-RC fire chief present fire prevention gifts to children of Indianhead School in Uijeongbu for their participation in October’s Fire Prevention Week poster competition.— U.S. Army photo by Jack Loudermilk
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News & Notes
Victim Advocate Hot Line USAG-RC Victim Advocate Hot Line is 0119187-2001. Take a stand against domestic violence. Victim Advocate Coordinator USAG-Casey ACS, Building 2603. For more information, call 730-3494. Daily Mass at USAG-RC Join us for daily Mass 11:30 to 11:50 a.m. Mon-Fri in USAG-RC Warrior Chapel. For more information, call 732-6404. Mitchell’s Club Thanksgiving Special Mitchell’s Club will offer a Thanksgiving Special whole roasted turkey (16-20lb) whcih serves 8-12 with cranberry sauce, candied yams, country style dressing, giblet gravy, dinner rolls, pumpkin pie and family size glazed ham (3-5lb) to go for $79.95. For more information, call 732-8189/8211. American Indian/Alaskan Native Heritage Month The 2nd Infantry Division and USAG-Red Cloud will present National American Indian Heeritage Month Observince titled “Living in Many Worlds” Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. in the USAG-RC Theater. For more information, call 730-4287. USAG-RC Gas Station Hours USAG-RC gas station will be closed for lunch from 1:30-2:30 p.m. daily. For more information, call 732-7167 USAG-Red Cloud and 2ID Celebrate American Education Week USAG-Red Cloud and 2ID will celebrate American Education Week Nov. 16 through 22. This year’s theme is “Army Education: Strong Soldiers, Families and Communities. For more information, call 732-7015. Spouses Orientation Program The Spouses Orientation Program is scheduled for Nov. 25 at Casey. For more information, call 732-5883. Delux Taxi Ariport Service A new taxi contract has began at USAGCasey, Camp Stanley, Camp Hovey and Red Cloud. Customers wishing transportation to the airport can call 1544-9080 and request a taxi be dispatched to their desired location. Customers can reserve taxis in advance for trips to the airport. The FTNH cabs will be larger vehicles, mostly mini vans, allowing for ample luggage space. Passengers can expect to pay 4,500 won for the first three kilometers and 1,220 won per kilometer thereafter plus road tolls. Traffic conditions may increase the fare, as 100 won is added for each 35 seconds the taxi is stopped or traveling less than 15 kilometers per hour. Become an Inspector General The 8th Army Inspector General has immediate openings for officers and NCOs. For more information, call 725-6739. American Education Week American Education Week is Nov. 16-22. Seminars will be held for USAG-RC and Camp Stanley Nov. 17 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Red Cloud Theater. Come and get your education related questions answered. For more information, call 732-7015. For more information about events and announcements in Area I log on to http://ima.korea.army.mil/area1/sites/local/. You will find information for all Area I installations on this site.
Denise Galarza and Ebony Wanzer, Casey Pear Blossom Cottage family members, enjoy learning how to make flowers Nov. 13 at the 6th annual GyeongGi International Travel Mart exhibition in Goyang City. — U.S. Army photo by Margaret Banish-Donaldson
Family members enjoy GyeongGi cultural tour
By Margaret Banish-Donaldson USAG-Red Cloud Public Affairs R E D C LO U D G A R R I S O N — GyeongGi Province invited a group of 35 Family members from Red Cloud, Stanley and Casey Pear Blossom Cottages Nov. 13 to attend a special Family GyeongGi Cultural tour held in KINTEX hall, Goyang City. “The event was organized to mark the 6th anniversary of the GyeongGi International Travel Mart,” said Natalia Levtchenko, Red Cloud PBC manager. “It is also expected to introduce the GyeongGi Korean culture to Soldier’s families.” Because GyeongGi Province is convenient to East Asian tourist and has a lot to offer in the way of sightseeing, GyeongGi Province opened a travel agency “More than 300 organizations, including travel agents and bureaucrats from 30 countries; and cities and counties from across Korea, participated in the 2008 Travel Mart,” said Jinnie Bae, GyeongGi Province spokesperson for this international event. Special exhibitions of foreign and local cultures provided visitors with an excellent opportunity to consider travel locally and abroad, according to event organizers. Denise Galarza, a Family member from USAG-Casey’s PBC, viewed the festivities as an educational and shopping opportunity. “Looking at different exhibits and viewing the live performances is a good cultural experience,” she said. “We can buy souvenirs and collect travel brochures too.”
DODDS director visits Red Cloud to explore educational programs for children
Officials comtemplate schools for kindergarten through eighth grades in Area I
Schools are the challenge -- Dr. Shirley Moore, director, Department of Defense Education Activity, speaks to Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-Red Cloud commander, and Latisha Edwards, a Family member from the Red Cloud Pear Blossom Cottage, during her team’s sensing session at Mitchell’s Club Nov. 14 about exploring educational programs for kindergarten through eighth grade in the upcoming future for the Uijeongbu and Dongducheon areas. — U.S. Army photo by Margaret Banish-Donaldson www.flickr.com/imcomkorea
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Park takes command of ROKA support group to 2nd Infantry Division
Change of Command ceremony held on Red Cloud Village Green Oct. 31
A Korean Augmentation Troop to the United States Army (right) looks on as the outgoing Republic of Korea Army support group commander to the 2nd Infantry Division, Col. Lee, Kil Hwan (center), prepares to pass the guidon to incoming ROKA support commander Lt. Col. Park, Gwang Cheol (left), during a change of command and retirement ceremony for Lee, Oct.31, at USAG-RC Village Green. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alun Thomas www.flickr.com/imcomkorea
USAG-Red Cloud, 2nd Infantry Division celebrate Education Week
By Jack Loudermilk USAG-RC Public Affairs RED CLOUD GARRISON—USAGRed Cloud and 2nd Infantry Division personnel joined educators around the world in celebration of American Education Week Nov. 16-22, focusing on “strengthening our resolve to educate America’s Soldier Students to meet the challenges of leadership today and tomorrow.” This year’s theme, “Army Education: Strong Soldiers, Families and Communities,” underscores AEW’s starting philosophy, said James Campbell, Education Services officer, USAG-Red Cloud. During opening remarks at an education seminar held for CRC and Stanley Soldiers in Red Cloud’s post theater, Campbell said, “Representatives from the National Education Association and the American Legion met for the first time in 1919 to discuss the distressing fact that 25 percent of the country’s World War I draftees were illiterate and nine percent were physically unfit for duty. The purpose of the meeting was to seek ways to raise the level of educational awareness throughout America and generate public support for education. “Now we have Education Centers and Army Learning Centers that offer a variety of programs and services designed to assist Soldiers in obtaining a college degree, General Education Development, certification, or licenses,” he said. “Education Center and Army Learning Center personnel take into consideration the busy schedule of military personnel and their limited personal time, whether leisure or with family.” More than 150 soldiers attending the first seminar were briefed by Campbell; Jim Dunnet, from the University of Maryland University College; and Don James, Central Texas College. All briefers pointed out course delivery is no longer tied to traditional classrooms. Soldiers have the option of taking courses through a variety of distance learning modes sponsored by their supporting Army Education Center or Army Learning Center. The most significant change, said Campbell, is the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a new benefit providing educational assistance to individuals who have served on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. An individual may elect to receive benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill if, on Aug. 1, 2009, the individual is eligible for chapter 30, 1606, 1607, or is serving in the Armed Forces. Approved training includes graduate and undergraduate degrees, vocational/technical training, and foreign training. All training programs must be offered by an institution of higher learning and approved for purposes of chapter 30. Additionally, anyone eligible for chapter 30, 1606 or 1607, may be eligible to pursue on-the-job training, apprenticeship, correspondence, flight and preparatory courses under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. For more information on this new GI Bill, contact the nearest Army Education Center or Army Learning Center counselor, or visit www.gibill.va.gov.
Sgt. Christopher Lowe, HHSC Special Troops Battalion, takes notes during Education Week briefings given in the Red Cloud Theater Nov. 17. — U.S. Army photo by Jack Loudermilk www.flickr.com/imcomkorea
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Garrison volunteers make kimchi for needy families
By Cpl. Lee Min-hwi USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs SEOUL — Yongsan volunteers wore red rubber gloves, plastic hats and vests as they helped make kimchi for needy Korean families Nov. 17. Fifteen Army Family Members and Civilian Employees joined hundreds of Korean volunteers to help stuff thousands of cabbages with spicy seasoning at Sudo Girl’s High School, near Camp Coiner. Garrison volunteers have been actively participating to this annual kimchi-making activity for several years. The Yongsan District of Seoul will provide the final products to elderly and needy families. “We can’t imagine Korean cuisine without kimchi,” said Han Gi-su, a liaison officer between U.S. Army GarrisonYongsan and the Yongsan District. “This activity grows even stronger because of these volunteers, and we truly appreciate their help.” Kimchi is made by stuffing cabbage with seasonings made of red pepper, garlic, radish and other various vegetables. Volunteers from local companies and organizations, Republic of Korea Army Soldiers and veterans worked together as a team to make the kimchi. “What a wonderful way to share cultural experi-
Hundreds of volunteers gather Nov. 17 at Sudo Girl’s High School in Seoul to participate in a three-day event to make kimchi for needy Korean families. — U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Lee Min-hwi
ence,” said Tracey Briggs, one of the American volunteers. Three generations of her family, her mother, herself and her daughter, participated in the event. “It was just an overwhelming sense of camaraderie. Koreans were so welcoming and warm, and it was a time to treasure.” “They were very enthusiastic and bright,” said Lee Kyung-ah, a Korean volunteer who taught how to make Kimchi. “I am from Yongsan Women’s Reserve Army and it is so great to see U.S. Army Families come together and help needy families.” “This event is part of the USAG-Yongsan Good Neighbor Program, which strengthens the relationship between Koreans and Americans, said An Chang-sin, USAG-Yongsan community relations officer. Another volunteer, Jessica Briggs, 12, tried some of the kimchi she made. “The kimchi was strong, but it tasted good,” she said. Her friend, Rachael Ferri, 12, said, “We had a lot of fun, and it was a good cultural experience.” Monday was the first day of three-day long event, and already nearly 3,000 volunteers helped pack more than 2,700 boxes of fresh kimchi. When all is said and done, 50,000 cabbages will be used to produce more than 150 tons of the spicy side dish.
Yongsan District Mayor Park Jang-kyu welcomes American volunteers from U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan.
Youngha Derousse (left) feeds Rachael Ferri a taste of some of their spicy kimchi creation. More photos online: flickr.com/usag-yongsan.
Fifteen American volunteer Family Members and Civilian Employees help stuff hundreds of heads of cabbage during the charity event. The result will be 50,000 kimchi cabbages going to needy Korean families.
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By Cpl. Lee Min-hwi USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — “This is the sister who kneads the bread as Dad stirs the cranberries, ruby-red,” storyteller Joan Sharp read to a group of Yongsan children Nov. 15 at the Yongsan Library. The Thanksgiving event drew nearly 100 parents and children who quickly got in the holiday spirit. “Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays and it is such a special time for Americans,” Sharp said. “Because we are far away from our home and families, it is nice to see families get together and listen to stories about the love of our families.” Samantha Antekeier, 8, said it was a happy day. “It was nice when Mrs. Sharp read the ‘Ugly Pumpkin,’” Antekeier said. “The story was really good and it was a lot of fun.” “This is the third year of having this Thanksgiving storytelling program,” said Yongsan Librarian Esther Kim. “Children love this reading program and parents are very enthusiastic about it.” Kim said it was a perfect opportunity for them to think about all of the things that
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News & Notes
Ration Control Office has Moved The Ration Control Office has moved from Bldg. 4305 to the Yongsan Readiness Center adjacent to the Dragon Hill Lodge. For information, call 738-4612. Thanksgiving With Dragon Hill Let the Dragon Hill Lodge do all the cooking! We offer a full array of dining options for Thursday because it’s Thanksgiving, America’s Favorite Holiday! For information, call 738-2222 ext 24. Thanksgiving day The Main Post Club is open 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thursday for Thanksgiving and will only take orders for Holiday meals-to-go. For information, call 723-5678. Thanksgiving day at Commiskey’s Commiskey’s Restaurant is offering Thanksgiving Day dining Nov. 27. The lunch buffet is from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and the dinner plate is from 4-8:30 p.m. For information, call 736-3971. Hot Springs Tour Join a Hot Springs Tour 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Nov. 28 at Onyang, Choongchung Province. You’ll need a swimsuit and swim cap. The transportation is $15 plus an entrance fee of 20,000 Korean Won for adults. The trip is sponsored by the K-16 Air Base Community Activity Center. For information, call 7416473. Korean-American Friendship Tournament Yongsan Lanes sponsors a Korean and American Friendship tournament 1 p.m. Nov. 28. For information, call 723-7830. G-Jay Band Enjoy live music at the Uptown Lounge in the Main Post Club with G-Jay Band 8-11 p.m. Nov. 29. For information, call 723-8785. 3rd Annual Commissary Idol Competition Audition at the Yongsan Commissary 1-3 p.m. Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 to see who will be the third Commissary Idol. Competition is open to any Servicemember E1-E6. Sing your favorite tune to win a chance at the $200 Grand Prize. Contestant winners from the audition will compete in the final Dec. 20. For information, call 736-7070. Digital Photography Contest Submit your best work now through Dec. 7 online at https://artscrafts.fmwrc.army.mil. For information, call 738-4750. Low Density Retention Program Visit LowDensityRecruitingProgramrepresentatives will discuss benefits and incentives 1 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Community Services Building. The briefing targets Servicemembers in the Signal and Military Intelligence career fields. For information, call 723-6833. The Christmas Toyshop Check out the Christmas Toyshop 7 p.m. Dec. 11, 12 and 13 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Moyer Theatre. For information, call 723-3346. 3-6-9 Turkey Shoot Yongsan Lanes sponsors 3-6-9 turkey shoot in Nov. and Dec. Roll a Strike during any league and win a free frozen turkey. An entry fee of $3 is required. For information, call 723-7830. For a complete list of community information news and notes, visit the USAG-Yongsan official web site at http://yongsan.korea.army.mil
Local children embrace Thanksgiving spirit
Joan Sharp reads to Yongsan children during a Thanksgiving story hour program Nov. 15 at the Yongsan Library. More photos online: flickr.com/usag-yongsan. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Lee Min-hwi
make them thankful. Sharp said she grew up as an enthusiastic reader. She enjoyed traveling around the world through reading books. “I grew up in New York City, and I was introduced to the library in an early age,” Sharp said. “I enjoyed reading so much about faraway places.” For Sharp, reading was a sort of escapism, she said.
“Now I am in a land that I never thought that I would ever visit,” she said. “It is really good for me to share this advantage of reading with children.” After the holiday reading, library officials set out a Thanksgiving spread, including a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Yongsan Library is looking forward to similar holiday reading programs for December.
Penny Henderson is the A3 Visa and SOFA Stamp Assistant at U.S. Army GarrisonYongsan Army Community Service. She is the person who ensures community members have a pleasant experience with the Korean Immigration Office. What does she do? Penny Henderson enrolls and pre-screens community applicants for the appointments with Korean Immigration officials. On the day of the appointments, she greets and coordinates the reception and passport dispersal between U.S. community members and the Korean officials. Penny is thorough, kind, customer focused, organized, and jovial. USAG-Yongsan ACS needs volunteers like Penny who happily welcome each and every customer to the Yongsan Community and walks them through the SOFA service. Meeting a friendly and informed person dramatically improves morale and a newcomer’s first impression. Where does she work? Army Community Service in the Community Service Building on South Post and American Red Cross. How many hours per week? 40 hours or more. What impact does she have? Penny’s impact on the community is seen in her desire to help. Additionally, she volunteers with the American Forces’ Spouses’ Club, Army
Garrison offers Holiday options
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan offers no shortage of opportunities to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal Nov. 27, in or out of the house. Garrison dining facilities Garrison dining facilities offer a Thanksgiving meal for $6.35 per person for officers, military personnel on BAS, DOD civilians and guests. Children 6 and younger dine at no cost, and spouses and other family members of enlisted members E-1 through E-4 will be charged $5.40. The dining facilities open on Thanksgiving are Three Kingdoms Inn, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Camp Coiner, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., K-16 Air Base, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Madison Site, 12-2 p.m., and Yongin, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Town House Food Court The American Eatery at the Town House Food Court has two special offers. For $65, a complete Thanksgiving meal for 12-15 people is available for take-out. It includes turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, pumpkin pie, plus trimmings. Those dining in can enjoy a meal for $7.99 per person. Main Post Club The Main Post Club will offer turkey or ham meals to go from as low as $69.95, serving up to 10 people. A ham is $79.95. Call in advance to place an order. Commiskey’s Restaurant A Thanksgiving buffet is from 10:30 a.m. -3 p.m. for $17.95 for adults and $8.95 for children 6-10 years old. Age 5 and under is free. From 4-8:30 p.m., a dinner plate is $11.95 for adults and $5.95 for children 6-10. Age 5 and under is free.
Deputy Garrison Commander Don Moses recognizes Volunteer Penny Henderson. Family Action Plan, American Red Cross, and sits on the Relocation Assistance Coordinating Council. Penny works hard as a volunteer to improve the quality of life for all of USAG-Yongsan. Penny has scheduled herself into a volunteer work schedule that rivals many work-a-holic paid employees. Why does she volunteer? Penny volunteers because she loves people and wants to make the Yongsan community a great place to live, work, and play. If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Yongsan, call the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan volunteer coordinator at 738-7510 or the American Red Cross at 738-3670.
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Community enjoys good neighbor concert
from The Lion King, “You Raise Me Up” and more. “Many of the people here may have YONGSAN GARRISON — There felt homesick when we played them was a full house at Seoul American American songs, but we knew they High School Auditorium Nov. 13 as would enjoy them, and the Korean the Gangnam Symphony Orchestra songs helped them to better understand performed a free concert for the Yongsan our culture,” Park said. “All in all, it’s a very powerful thing when you can bring community. “We’ve been bringing these annual people together through music.” U.S. Forces Korea performances here Commander Gen. for years to keep “We’ve been bringing these Walter L. Sharp noted in alliances strong,” said Korea America annual performances here the events program that Friendship Society for years to keep alliances the concert highlighted “themes of home, hope President Park Keun. strong.” and love, evoking “The crowds always universal feelings and seem to really enjoy Park Keun fond memories that them,” he said in KAFS President transcend both language light of the attentive and geography.” audience. KAFS is a 17-year-old good neighbor The KAFS sponsored the concert. Maestro Suh Hyun-suk conducted. organization created to strengthen Midway through the concert, a classical friendships and relationships between men’s vocal group “U-Angel Voice” sang Koreans and Americans. Park said his group meets its goals in harmony with the orchestra. M u s i c a l s e l e c t i o n s i n c l u d e d “through various studies on relationships, classical compositions by Tchaikovsky activities for mutual understanding and Bernstein and popul ar vocal and friendship and promotion of selections such as “Nants’ Ingonyma” exchange.”
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The Gangnam Symphony Orchestra performs a free concert for the Yongsan community Nov. 13 sponsored by the Korea America Friendship Society. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jason C. Adolphson
Garrison holds employee forum
By David McNally USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — About 500 U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan civilian employees gathered for a quarterly Employee Information Forum at Balboni Theater Nov. 17. Deputy Garrison Commander Don Moses welcomed the group and showed a five-minute slideshow of recent community photos. “Every smile you see on the face of a community member is part of what you do day-in and day-out to make this a great community,” Moses told the group. Moses said USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall had wanted to be at the forum, but was back in the states on emergency leave. The Employee Information Forum is an opportunity to recognize outstanding employees for achievements earned in the past quarter, and an open question and answer session between staff members and Garrison leaders. Moses, and Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Rusch, presented awards and letters of achievement to 31 outstanding civilian employees. Then, Moses discussed the Yongsan Relocation Plan. Originally, the plan called for the movement of U.S. forces from Seoul to locations further south by 2008. “The Yongsan community is actually growing as we continue to increase command sponsorship,” Moses said. “This increase is in sync with U.S. Forces Korea initiatives to move toward tour normalization.” “We had two questions from the floor,” said Casey Ross, USAG-Yongsan Plans, Analysis and Integration chief.
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Yongsan students learn about tobacco Tuesday. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jason C. Adolphson
Yongsan 5th graders counter addiction before it starts
By Spc. Jason C. Adolphson USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Yongsan children learned about tobacco Tuesday in a classroom event called “Tar Wars” at Seoul American Elementary School. Capt. Rommel Daffon, a registered nurse from Brian Allgood Community Hospital, spoke to Yongsan 5th graders about a tobacco-free education program for kids from the American Academy of Family Physicians. The program shows that less than 5 percent of 5th Graders use tobacco, but by the age of 14, the numbers climb into the low 20’s. More than 4,000 children each day will try a cigarette for the first time, and more than 2,000 other kids age 18 and under become daily smokers. Annually, these statistics add up to more than 730,000 new, underage smokers. Tar Wars physicians project about one-third of smokers will die prematurely from smokingrelated illnesses. To target this undying epidemic, Tar Wars representatives from the Brian Allgood Community Hospital started with the root of theses percentages by reaching out to 5th graders. They performed a series of preventative exercises with the children to show them how today’s media glamorizes tobacco use and gears marketing toward youth. Daffon said the “minority sport” of smoking sometimes appears as if everybody is “in the game.” “That’s because you see it in the movies, and we also see people walking around here smoking,” said 10-year-old Aaron Brown. Daffon agreed, but said those type of images are starting to decline. “You don’t see many athletes smoking anymore because they have to take care of their bodies to be
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Yongsan Soldiers participate in Fall Clean-up. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jason C. Adolphson
Fall clean-up brings out rakes
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Hundreds of U.S. and Korean Soldiers armed with rakes, bags and brooms deployed on the streets of Yongsan this week to battle an annual autumn foe: leaves. Bags of leaves piled up around the Garrison as troops managed to make a dent in the annual Fall Clean-up Exercise. Deputy Garrison Commander Don Moses said he saw a lot of Soldiers finish raking an area outside the headquarters. “Then this big gust of wind came and covered the ground with leaves again,” he said. “You could hear the collective sigh.” Garrison officials urge residents to do their part by raking leaves and getting ready for winter.
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here in the Republic of Korea, we should also remember our fellow Warriors who are helping to build democracy in Iraq, Afghanistan, or elsewhere where our nation needs us. I’ll be saying a prayer for them. Please join me in keeping them in your thoughts. Thanksgiving is the season when families traditionally come together. For many of you, this may not be possible; one of the many sacrifices you make to defend the freedoms we hold so dear. Thank you for your dedicated service. There are many activities available at our dining facilities, our clubs and the Dragon Hill Lodge. (Editors note: see Thanksgiving events, Page 10) Beth Anne and I hope you enjoy Thanksgiving Day. Please take time to share the holiday with family and friends. Personally, we thank you for all you do to make this a great community.
ime is flying by quickly as we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving again. Even though we are thousands of miles from home, we are fortunate that we live in a community that works hard to ensure we can continue to enjoy our traditions. I hope that when you sit down to break bread with your family, loved ones, friends old and new, coworkers, and neighbors, you take a moment to remember why we have this holiday. Explorers and settlers arriving to America gave thanks for the food they found and shared with Native Americans. We are thankful for the abundance borne of the fruits of their labors. Today, we remain grateful to be Americans and proud of our liberties. Thanksgiving is a time to remember our many blessings and celebrate the opportunities our freedom affords. Though we serve on freedom’s frontier
the best they can be,” he said. “So why would any of you? Because I’m sure you all want to be the best you can be.” To counter mainstream ads that may intrigue kids to smoke, Daffon split the kids into groups and had them identify how tobacco companies might expect them to perceive the messages in their photos. Things like “smoking makes you cool or pretty.” The 5th graders didn’t seem caught up in the propaganda when they did another exercise and discussed the short term and long term effects of tobacco use. They pointed out possibilities that ranged from “smelliness” to “gray skin.” They also covered the costs of smoking that add up to an average of $1,500 a year.
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That’s $125 a month, and Brown said she would use that kind of money to buy “a puppy dog.” With all of this in mind, only one in 98 people quit, even with treatment, and one in four attempts at smoking leads to addiction, Daffon said. “The best way to prevent this is to not smoke at all,” he said. “But, tell your friends and families how you feel about smoking, because it’s easier to quit for something you love.” More than 430,000 deaths annually are attributed to tobacco use -- the most preventable cause of death in the United States, according to the Tar Wars Web site. To learn more, visit http://www.tarwars.org.
“One question was about funding to fix infrastructure and the other was about the Garrison recycling program.” Directorate of Public Works Grounds Manager Enrique Blanco asked if more resources would be made available if the Garrison will be open longer. “We’re looking at the budget, we are aware of the issue,” Moses said. The Garrison is pursuing all available means to get funding to address infrastructure issues, he said. “We are actually going to be building more classrooms and accommodating
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more command-sponsored families,” Moses said. Calvin Cobbs, USAG-Yongsan Plant Operations branch chief, told employees that the Garrison recycling program is transparent. “We have enhanced our program by contracting out the separation of the recyclable items from the refuse after transport of all refuse to our sanitation yard,” Cobbs said. Cobbs told employees if they have a large amount of recyclable materials they can call him for a special pick-up service. The next Employee Information Forum will be in January.
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Yongsan Commissary holds 3rd annual ‘Commissary Idol’ competition
Audition at the Yongsan Commissary from 2-3 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13 to see who will be the third Commissary Idol. Competition is open to any Servicemember E1E6. Sing your favorite tune to win a chance at the $200 Grand Prize. Contestant winners from the audition will compete in the Final on Dec. 20. Audition Audition Final Dec. 6 from 2-3 p.m. Dec. 13 from 2-3 p.m. Dec. 20 from 2-3 p.m. Prizes
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place $200 $100 $50 Shopping Spree Shopping Spree Shopping Spree
Clear the decks. Before preparing the turkey, clear and thoroughly clean the counter, as well as the cooking equipment which you may not have used since preparing last year’s turkey. Clean immediately with hot soapy water anything, including sponges and hands, that touches the raw turkey or juice. Sanitize sponges by running them through your dishwasher. Just cook it. When cooking a turkey, use a meat thermometer. Even if you use a “pop-up” thermometer, it's a good idea to check the temperature with a conventional meat thermometer. If you don't have one, pick one up at the grocery store as you're searching for the holiday items. Set the oven no lower than 325 degrees Fahrenheit and cook the turkey to 180 Fahrenheit in the inner thigh. The juices should run clear. Fahrenheit or above if you will be eating it within two hours of picking it up. If you will be eating the turkey more than two hours later or if you buy a cold pre-cooked turkey, you should dismantle your feast and refrigerate it. Remove the stuffing from the bird and cut the turkey off the bone. Wings and legs can be left whole. Refrigerate all the food, including any side dishes, in separate shallow containers. Reheat food to 165 Fahrenheit and boil gravy. The grand finale. Your efforts have paid off. The turkey is beautiful and your guests are duly impressed. To keep the food safe while it being served, leave it out for no longer than two hours. If you're having a buffet, don't serve all the food at once. Keep the second and third servings either hot at or above 140 Fahrenheit in the oven or cold in the refrigerator. To prevent contamination, put additional food out on clean platters instead of adding it to the platters already on the table. –See COOKING, Page 14–
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Army Safety Center offers holiday cooking tips for safe preparation
Part of the excitement of the holidays is the traditional foods of the season. However, some of these foods can pose hazards that can ruin more than just a holiday meal – they can cause serious illness. Here are some tips on how to enjoy these foods safely: grocery store the last stop so food will not be left in the car while you are searching for the perfect gifts. Warm up to your turkey gradually. If buying a frozen turkey, the safest way to defrost it is in the refrigerator, but keep in mind you need to allow 24 hours of defrosting for every five pounds of turkey. For Thanksgiving, that means a 20 pound frozen turkey needs to start defrosting on Sunday. Don't defrost the turkey on the counter. A microwave is too small for most turkeys, but if using one, cook the turkey as soon as it is defrosted. Turkeys wrapped in leakproof plastic can be defrosted in cold water, but the water should be changed every 30 minutes and allow 30 minutes of defrosting per pound of turkey. Buy your fresh turkey only one to two days before you plan to cook it.
Treat your turkey with respect. Preparing a turkey takes a little planning, especially during the hectic holiday season. Before buying your turkey, make room in your refrigerator and find a plate or platter big enough to put the uncooked turkey on so any leaking juices won't contaminate other foods in the refrigerator. At the store, buy the turkey last, put it in a separate plastic bag to avoid contaminating other foods, and refrigerate it immediately when you get home. If you are combining food shopping with other holiday shopping, make the
Turkeys on the run
More and more busy Americans are opting to buy hot pre-cooked turkeys for their holiday meal. If you choose this option, be sure to keep the turkey at 140
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To stuff or not to stuff. For many people stuffing is the best part of the turkey, but it must be carefully prepared because it is warm and moist – a perfect environment for bacteria to grow in. Stuffing can be contaminated by bacteria from eggs and shellfish in the stuffing or the turkey itself. The safest way to cook stuffing is separate from the turkey. If cooking the stuffing inside the bird, loosely stuff the turkey just before you stick it in the oven with cup stuffing per pound of turkey. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the center of the stuffing reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit . A “pop-up” thermometer that comes with a turkey won't tell you the temperature of the stuffing. Avoid pre-stuffed fresh turkeys.
Date/Time Nov. 23 1230-1600 Nov. 26 1730-1830 Dec. 17 1730-2100 Dec. 24 1600-1730 Dec. 24 2300-0130 Dec. 25 1130-1230 Dec. 31 1730-1900 Jan. 1, 1130-1230 Dec. 24 Dec. 21 1900-2000 1530-1800 Location SAES Cafeteria Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Theater Allgood Hospital Chapel Hannam Village Chapel South Post Chapel K-16 Chapel Yong Nak Church Hannam Village Chapel South Post Chapel
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To be sure the eggnog is safe, use pasteurized egg products or buy ready-made eggnog, which is pasteurized. If you want to make eggnog with whole eggs safely, gradually heat the egg-milk mixture to 160 Fahrenheit or until it coats a metal spoon.
USAG-Yongsan holiday religious services & programs
Catholic Advent Workshop & Potluck Thanksgiving Mass Advent Community Penance Service Christmas Eve Family Mass Christmas Carols & Midnight Mass Christmas Day Mass (One Mass only) Mary Mother of God Mass New Year’s Day Mass Episcopal Christmas Holy Eucharist Jewish Hanukkah Celebration
Protestant 2008 KATUSA Praise & Worship Dec. 5 0900-1700 Christmas Play (Gospel) Dec. 7 1200-1300 Christmas Cantata Dec. 14 1000-1100 Christmas Musical Program Dec. 14 1000-1100 Christmas Eve/Day Caroling/Fellowship Dec. 24 1800-2100 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Dec. 24 1830-1930 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Dec. 24 1900-2000 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Dec. 24 1900-2000 Christmas Day Community-Wide Service Dec. 25 1500-1630 (AIM-Korea – Busses depart South Post Chapel at 1400) Watchnight Service Dec. 31 2000-0030 Watchnight Service Dec. 31 2200-2400 For more information, call 738-3011
Need some dough? Though it's almost too tempting for children and many adults, homemade cookie dough an no longer be sampled safely. Just like in eggnog, raw whole eggs in cookie dough may contain harmful bacteria. If you just can't make cookies without sneaking some dough, used pasteurized egg products in place of whole eggs.
Combined Federal Campaign continues in Korea
U.S. Forces Korea has extended the Combined Federal Campaign through Dec. 15. Contact your organization’s CFC representative for more information or to donate to CFC.
Serve it mulled. Unpasteurized apple cider is another holiday food that may contain harmful bacteria. If serving cider to elderly or young family members and friends or those with weakened immune systems, buy pasteurized apple cider. If you want to buy unpasteurized cider or are unsure if the cider is pasteurized, mull the cider by heating it to 160 Fahrenheit or boiling it if you don't have a thermometer. Serve it warm or cold.
Pasteurize. If homemade, this creamy treat could be contaminated with bacteria sometimes found in raw eggs.
The aftermath: Holiday meals usually mean lots of leftovers. Although you may not feel like doing much after a big meal, be sure to refrigerate or freeze leftovers within two hours of cooking the food. Separate leftovers into shallow containers. Turkey should be removed from the bone and stored separately from the stuffing and gravy. Use leftovers within four days, except stuffing and gravy which should be used within two days. If that seems like an impossible feat, freeze the leftovers. To serve the feast again, reheat leftovers to 165 Fahrenheit and boil all your sauces, soups and gravies. This article is courtesy of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/ Safety Center.
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
Madagascar 2 (G) 6:30 p.m. Family That Preys (PG13) 8:30 p.m. The Women (R) 7 p.m.
Righteous Kills (R) 6:30 p.m. My Best Friend’s Girl (R) 8:30 p.m. High Scholl Musical 3 (G) 1 p.m. Quarantine (R) 7 p.m. Madagascar 2 (G) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
Burn After Reading (R) 6:30 p.m. Miracle at St. Anna (R) 8:30 p.m. High School Musical 3 (G) 3 p.m. Burn After Reading (R) 7 p.m. Madagascar 2 (G) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
College (R) 7:30 p.m.
My Best Friend’s Girl (R) 7:30 p.m.
My Best Friend’s Girl (PG13) 7 p.m.
Madagascar 2 (G) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
The Women (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
The Women (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
Burn After Reading (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
Burn After Reading (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
The Women (PG13) 7 p.m.
Miracle at St. Anna (R) 7 p.m.
Righteous Kills (R) 7 p.m.
The Women (PG13) 7 p.m.
Burn After Reading (R) 7 p.m.
Quantum of Solace (PG13) 6 p.m.
Quantum of Solace (PG13) 6 p.m.
Pride and Glory (PG13) 6 / 8:30 p.m.
Miracle at St. Anna (R) 6 p.m.
Burn After Reading (R) 7 / 9:30 p.m.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (G) 1 p.m. Traitor (R) 3:30 / 9:30 p.m.
Quantum of Solace (PG13) 1 / 3:30 / 6 / 8:30 p.m.
Quantum of Solace (PG13) 4 / 7 p.m.
Quantum of Solace (PG13) 4 / 7 p.m.
Quantum of Solace (PG13) 6 / 8:30 p.m. Bolt (G) 1 / 3:30 p.m.
Quantum of Solace (PG13) 6 / 8:30 p.m. Bolt (G) 1 / 3:30 p.m.
High School Musical 3 (G) 7 p.m. College (R) 9 p.m. Family That Preys (PG13) 7 p.m. Tropic Thunder (R) 9 p.m.
Bangkok Dangerous (R) 7 p.m.
My Best Friend’s Girl (R) 7 p.m.
Babylon A.D. (PG13) 7 p.m.
Miracle at St. Anna (R) 7 p.m.
Righteous Kills (R) 7 p.m.
High School Musical 3 (G) 7 p.m. MIrrors (PG13) 9 p.m.
Bangkok Dangerous (R) 7 p.m.
Traitor (R) 7 p.m.
The Women (PG13) 7 p.m. Righteous Kills (R) 9 p.m. My Best Friend’s Girl (R) 7 p.m. Madagascar 2 (PG) 6 p.m.
College (R) 7 p.m.
Quantum of Solace (PG13) 5:30 / 8:30 / 6:30 p.m.
Quantum of Solace (PG13) 5:30 / 8:30 / 6:30 p.m.
Quantum of Solace (PG13) 5:30 / 8:30 / 6:30 p.m.
Burn After Reading (R) 7 p.m. Miracle at St. Anna (R) 6 p.m. Family That Preys (PG13) 6 p.m.
My Best Friend’s Girl (R) 7 p.m. Miracle at St. Anna (R) 6 p.m. Family That Preys (PG13) 6 p.m.
Bolt (PG) 4 / 7 p.m. My Best Friend’s Girl (R) 3 / 5:30 p.m.
NOVEMBER 21, 2008
Area II Worship Schedule
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Area I Worship Schedule
Collective Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Wednesday Gospel Sunday Wednesday Thurday COGIC Sunday KATUSA Sunday Sunday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Thursday 1000 1000 1030 1100 1100 1100 1100 1130 1100 1230 1800 1900 1230 1930 1300 1900 1840 1800 1830 1830 1830 Stone Chapel Stanley Chapel West Casey Chapel Protestant Sunday School-Coffee House Warrior Chapel Crusader Chapel Hovey Chapel Bible Study-Coffee House Casey Memorial Chapel Camp Stanley Chapel Gospel Bible Study Stanley Chapel Gospel Practice Stanley Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel Jackson Auditorium Camp Stanley Chapel Casey Stone Chapel Camp Castle Chapel Casey Memorial Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel West Casey Chapel
Area III Worship Schedule
Collective Protestant Sunday Gospel Contemporary KATUSA Tuesday Korean Wednesday Wednesday
Area IV Worship Schedule
Collective Protestant Sunday Church of Christ Gospel Contemporary Friday Korean Tuesday Wednesday
Contemporary Sunday 1000 Gospel 1200 Seventh-Day Adventist Saturday 0930 United Pentecostal (UPCI) Sunday 1330 KATUSA Thursday Episcopal Sunday Mass Sunday 1830 1000
0800 0930 0930 1000 1030 1100
Memorial Chapel (Liturgical) Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel Hannam Village Chapel (Korean) South Post Chapel K-16 Chapel Hannam Village Chapel Multi Purpose Training Facility South Post Chapel Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel
1100 1100 1100 1300 1800 1900 1730 1900
Freedom Chapel Suwon Air Base Chapel Camp Eagle Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel (Bible Study)
1000 1030 1700 1215 1300 1900 1900 1830
Camp Carroll Camp Walker Camp Walker Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker
Mass Sunday 0900 1130 1700 Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker
Mass Daily Sunday 1145 0930 1700 1700 Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Camp Eagle Chapel Suwaon Air Base Chapel
For information, contact Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Avi Weiss, avi.weiss@korea. army.mil, 723-6707
Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Orthodox Service 1st and 2nd Sundays Later Day Saints Sunday
0800 1130 1700 1205 1205 0900 1900 South Post Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel
For information, contact Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Avi Weiss, avi.weiss@korea. army.mil, 723-6707
1130 0900 1215 0930 1000 1400
Camp Stanley Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel West Casey Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel Old Hovey Chapel West Casey Chapel
Saturday Mon/Thur/Fri Tues/Wed 1st Sat. Friday
The Command Chaplain’s Office is here to perform, provide, or coordinate total religious support to the United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and authorized civilians across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to war. Visit the U.S. Forces Korea Religious Support site at: www.usfk.mil/org/FKCH/Index.html?/org/FKCH/Contents/mission.htm for helpful links and information
West Casey Chapel
Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact
USAG-Yongsan Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David B. Crary: [email protected]
, 738-3009 Chaplain (Maj.) Adolph G. DuBose: [email protected]
, 738-4043 Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr.: [email protected]
, 736-3018 USAG-Humphreys Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Klon K. Kitchen, Jr.: [email protected]
, 753-7274 Chaplain (Maj.) James E. O’Neal: [email protected]
, 753-7276 Chaplain (Capt.) Anthony Flores: [email protected]
, 753-7042 USAG-Red Cloud/Casey 2ID Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Richard Spencer: [email protected]
, 732-7998 Red Cloud Chaplain (Maj.) Fredrick Garcia: [email protected]
, 732-6169 Red Cloud Chaplain (Capt.) Mario Rosario: [email protected]
, USAG-Daegu Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Eddie Kinley: [email protected]
, 764-5455 Chaplain (Maj.) Edward Martin: [email protected]
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By Jim Cunningham USAG-RC Public Affairs
FEATURE Warriors compete in Rucksack Challenge
THE MORNING CALM
CASEY GARRISON—Spc. James Dowd of C Company, 302nd Brigade Support Battalion finished 9 seconds within breaking the all-time record for the Warrior Country Rucksack Challenge held Nov. 15 with a time of 58:21. The all-time record was set by 2nd Lt. Michael Woudenberg of Headquarters, Headquarters Command 1/72 Artillery, at 58:12 in 2006. “I have been here for 14 months and have been training for this event every weekend,” Dowd said. “This is my fourth Rucksack Challenge and the first one I have placed first. I have placed second and third in previous races.” Dowd said his commander works with him on a steady basis, and keeps him in shape and ready to compete for his unit in Family Morale, Welfare, and Recreation running events. “I really appreciate James Williams, FMWR sports specialist, and the FMWR staff for putting on these events,” Dowd said. “It helps my tour in Korea. I will be running in the 5 kilometer run on Thanksgiving Day.” First Sgt. Arron Moore of B Co., 2-9th Infantry placed second with a time of 1:00:08. “I decided to come out and do my best today,” Moore said. “I will come out for all the running events this season.” First Lt. Raven Donelson of B Co., BSTB placed first in the Women’s Division with a time of 1:40:11. Pfc. Kaila Sanborn of 4th Chem. Co. placed second in the Women’s Division with a time of 1:49:50. A Co., 1-72nd Artillery placed first in the team event with a time of 1:21:42. The event takes place on an 8-mile course winding through the avenues of USAG-Casey beginning at the Carey Fitness Center, passing through the Camp Hovey cut, turning back at the Hovey Fitness Center and finishing back at Carey. Participants must wear a rucksack weighing at least 35 pounds. The Challenge is open to Soldiers, Civilians and Family members. “We began the Challenge so Soldiers and Civilians can prepare themselves for the Memorial Bataan Death March preliminary in February,” said Ron Fortin, FMWR recreation director. “It began four years ago and has become one of our most popular events.” Winners of the Memorial Bataan Death March preliminary will qualify to participate in the main event held annually in White Sands, N.M. “We have more than doubled the amount of entries today with 188,” said Randy Behr, FMWR sports director. “One of the many reasons this happens is because we have a terrific staff. It shows Soldiers are willing to compete.” Not only is the Challenge a sporting event, it is also practical training because Soldiers do this sort of activity frequently in their jobs, Behr explained. “It is a grueling event, but it is also a lot of fun,” Behr said.
The fifth running of the Warrior Country Rucksack Challenge fires off with a record number of participants Nov. 15. Entries more than doubled at 188. View these photos at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
Spc. James Dowd crosses the finish line in 58:21 missing the all-time record for the Warrior Country Rucksack Challenge by 9 sec. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
First Sgt. Arron Moore of B Co., 209th Infantry strides quickly as he narrows the lead of Spc. James Dowd of C Co., 302nd Brigade Support Battalion while returning to the finish line on the Camp Hovey cut during the Warrior Country Rucksack Challegne held on USAGCasey Nov. 15. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
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recognizable tune, “Sweet Georgia Brown.” The famous “Magic Circle” gets underway at center court, as the players take turns in a mesmerizing showcase of blazing ball handling prowess, each teammate highlighting his own unique skills. The Globetrotters exhibit a captivating assortment of trick shots, high-flying dunks, and precise timing along with a side-splitting array of comedy guaranteed to entertain both the young and the young at heart. The Globetrotters have developed an exciting new show for their 2008 “Magic As Ever” World Tour, which displays even more incredible ball handling wizardry, fresh comedy, and amazing rim-rattling dunks – all presented by some of the world’s greatest athletes and entertainers. Everyone has a Harlem Globetrotters story, and the most exhilarating chapters are yet to come. For more information, please contact DSN 723-3749.
THE MORNING CALM
‘Spinning the Globe’ World Tour:
Harlem Globetrotters to visit Korea
IMCOM-Korea MWR Marketing The Harlem Globetrotters will visit Korea Dec. 1st through 3rd for three performances. All shows are open to the military community and free of charge, courtesy of AFE, Navy Entertainment and MWR. The Harlem Globetrotters are an American icon, synonymous with family entertainment and great basketball skills. The Globetrotters organization represents over 80 years of breaking down barriers, acts of kindness, and a commitment to fans that goes well beyond the game. The "Ambassadors of Goodwill" have dazzled and dunked their way into the hearts of over 125 million basketball fans worldwide, visiting 118 countries on six continents. You’ll know the Globetrotters are ready to put on their spectacular show when you hear the sweet whistling of that instantly
FOCUS ON FITNESS
Schedule for performances in Korea:
Dec. 1 Dec. 2 Dec. 3 USAG-Yongsan, Collier Field House Camp Walker, Kelly Fitness Center Osan Air Base, Fitness Center 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m.
Upcoming MWR events in Korea
Christmas with The Embers
Dec. 17-20 (Times and Locations TBD) Christmas with The Embers is a delightful and engaging experience that will leave you with that wistful warm and cozy Christmas feeling through theater and song. Superlative costume changes and theatrical props will keep you intrigued along with original presentations of your favorite Christmas classics and brand new Embers originals sure to set deep in your heart. Dec. 25 - 31
11 tips to get fit without the hype
By Chris Halagarda U.S. Navy fitness advisor/dietitian Physical training is a must for all activeduty military personnel to help maintain high fitness levels, mental acuity and overall health. The following are some “rules for results” that can help you align your exercise regimen with your diet to achieve better results: Eat ample calories. Multiply your body weight in pounds by 15-17 to get an estimate of how many calories you need to consume each day from carbohydrates, fat and protein. As your cardio increases, so should your calories. A person weighing 150 pounds should consume at least 2,250 to 2,550 calories each day for a start. If you’re trying to lose weight, multiply your body weight by 10-11 and that represents your desired daily calories. Think carbohydrates and protein. Weightlifters should get about 4 to 6 grams of carbohydrate and 0.6 to 0.9 grams of protein for every pound of body weight. A 150pound person needs to consume about 120 to 135 grams of protein. Stay hydrated. Even weightlifters that may not sweat as much as endurance athletes need more fluids than sedentary individuals. Losing just two liters of water or three percent body weight in water will decrease strength and speed, and the person will have difficulty concentrating and breathing. This loss can occur from just 30 minutes to an hour of sweating. Eat breakfast. Be sure to eat a small meal prior to physical training, especially weightlifting, to prevent muscle breakdown. Try to include carbohydrate and protein. Head to your commissary to load up on whole grain cereal with skim milk, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, oatmeal with fruit and a cup of milk, or egg whites with toast. Eat immediately after exercise. It’s the window of opportunity and the one time during the day when simple sugars are okay. Simple sugars will store as glycogen for your next workout and prevent muscle breakdown. Great choices for post-exercise right at your commissary are chocolate milk, low-fat milk or just a turkey and whole wheat bread sandwich. Graze. Avoid going more than three or four hours without eating a small carbohydrate, protein and healthy-fat meal or snack. Eat fat to look ‘phat’. Eat mono- and polyunsaturated fats like flaxseed, fish, olive oil, canola oil, nuts, seeds and nut butters. Even skinny guys have to worry about heart disease. Avoid trans and saturated fats. Choose low-fat dairy, lean beef, and chicken and turkey breasts. Legs, legs, legs. Weight train legs, too. Running and other cardio exercise does not replace a leg workout. Leg muscles are huge and huge muscles release growth hormone and testosterone when worked. Strengthening legs will also maintain balance of your body and prevent imbalances on endurance athletes, which can help prevent injury. High-intensity exercise. High-intensity exercise, such as a dynamic warm-up, sprinting or running sports, just one or two days a week will increase the release of growth hormone. If you’re well-rested this will increase strength, power and endurance while helping to build and repair muscle. Rest and sleep. Muscles get big while you rest, not while you lift. Try for seven or more hours of sleep each day or try getting to bed 15 minutes earlier and waking up 15 minutes later. Be patient. Be patient and realize that putting on lean muscle takes months and years, not hours and days.
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders
The name itself brings to each of us images of an American icon. The Cheerleaders, the DOD and the USO have since teamed up an unprecedented 49 times to boost the morale of the men and women of our U.S. military at hundreds of bases and outposts around the world. The ladies have their meals in the mess halls and share in close conversations about the Cowboys, happenings in the States and loved ones at home.
2008 Warrior Country Rucksack Challenge
Nov. 15 at Carey Fitness Center, Camp Casey
WOMEN'S DIVISION PLACE TIME NO RANK NAME (Last, First, MI) 1ST 1:40:11 150 1LT RAVEN A. DONELSON 2ND 1:49:50 153 PFC KAILA SANBORN 3RD 1:56:40 160 1LT JOYCE JORDAN 4TH 1:58:54 152 PV2 MARY THRAILKILL 5TH 2:05:25 158 SSG DONNA BARRINGTON Women's Records: 1:25:50 - 2007 (CPT. Catherine J. Miller, A CO, 1BSTB) MEN'S DIVISION 1ST 0:58:21 2ND 1:00:08 3RD 1:03:58 4TH 1:05:20 5TH 1:05:33 Men's Records: 0:58:12 - 2006 TEAM EVENT 1ST 1:21:42 248 SPC JAMES DOWD 247 1SG ARRON MOORE 37 SSG MICHAEL TONEY 293 PFC ILNUR SIBAGATULLIN 262 SPC RICARDO GARCIA (CPT. Michael Wooudenberg, HHC, 1-72D AR) UNIT B CO, BSTB 4TH CHEM CO HHC, 1HBCT 4TH CHEM CO HHC, 2ID CAMP HOVEY HOVEY HOVEY HOVEY RED CLOUD
C CO, 302D BSB B CO, 2-9TH IN A BTRY, 6-38TH FA HHC, 1-72D AR HHC, 1-72D AR
CASEY CASEY CASEY CASEY CASEY
CPT MICHAEL G. LEE A CO, 1-72D AR PV2 NATHAN M. REICHERT A CO, 1-72D AR PV2 CARLOS CORTES A CO, 1-72D AR PV2 BRANDAN LEBLANC A CO, 1-72D AR 2LT STEVE F. WOLF HHC, 1/72D ARM Team Records: 1:07:51 - 2007 (SGT. Cooper, LT. Park, LT. Corrigan, LT. Glushenko, CPT. Fields, 2-9th IN) 2ND 1:23:56 30 1LT PFC PFC SGT PFC TIMOTHY DONELSON CHRISTOPHER SMITH SLOAN MARSH JOSEPH MURPHEY PETER KUYPER B CO, 2-9TH IN B CO, 2-9TH IN B CO, 2-9TH IN B CO, 2-9TH IN B CO, 2-9TH IN
CASEY CASEY CASEY CASEY CASEY CASEY CASEY CASEY CASEY CASEY
Men's Div (Indiv) - 88 Women's Div (Indiv) - 10 Team (5 persons) - 18 (90) TOTAL: 188
NOVEMBER 21, 2008
Apache battalion to move to the United States
By Bob McElroy USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs USAG -hUmphrEYS — The Department of Defense announced Sunday that 1st Battalion 2nd Attack Battalion based at Camp Eagle, Wonju, will move to Fort Carson, Colo. in March 2009 to support the Global War on Terror. The mission of 1-2 Atk is to conduct attack helicopter operations to destroy enemy forces and conduct reconnaissance and security operations in support of 2nd Infantry Division operations in Korea. According to the press release which announced the battalion’s restationing the unit chain of command notified Soldiers and Family Members about the unit move on Saturday, Nov. 15. The Secretary of Defense approved the battalion’s restationing in order to make the unit available for rotational deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq. The battalion’s relocation will allow the unit’s Soldiers and Families to stabilize at Carson, preset organizational equipment and provide the Soldiers an opportunity to train prior to deploying in late 2009. Although 1-2 Atk is part of the 2ID it is supported by U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys at Camp Eagle. USAG-Humphreys commander Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr. said that the garrison will support the battalion’s restationing to ensure it is smooth and successful. “This can be a potentially-turbulent time for the Soldiers and Families of 1-2 Atk; it is essential that the we do everything in our power to help the battalion make this move as seamless and efficient as possible,” Dumoulin said. “The Soldiers of 1-2 Atk have been called upon to perform an important mission and we need to support them to the utmost of our ability.” 1-2 Atk has approximately 500 Soldiers and 24 AH-64 Apache helicopters. To replace the Apache’s capabilities on the Korean peninsula, the Department of Defense will send 12 A-10 attack aircraft and 318 support personnel to Korea in March 2009. The Department of Defense selected the A-10s to replace the Apaches because of the aircraft’s proven track record on the battlefield. The A-10 provides greater responsiveness, longer range, larger precision munitions, greater options for ordnance employment, greater survivability and increased interdiction capability compared to the departing AH-64 Apaches. The Defense Department will also deploy an MH-53 helicopter detachment to Korea and add U-2 reconnaissance aircraft capability next year. The restationing of 1-2 Atk is not part of a drawdown of U.S. forces in Korea; troop levels will remain at 28,500 here, according to the DoD press release.
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The 500 Soldiers and 24 Apache attack helicopters from 1st Battalion 2nd Attack Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade based at Camp Eagle, Wonju, will relocate to Fort Carson, Colo. in March 2009. The restationing of 1-2 Atk will place the battalion in the unit rotation that supports Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Download this image and more at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Bob McElroy
By Sgt. 1st Class Krishna M. Gamble 2nd CAB Public Affairs
Chaplains minister to Soldiers during exercise
USAG-CASEY — “The church is not about where we are, it’s about who we are, and we can worship anywhere.” That’s how Chaplain (Maj.) Christopher Edwards, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade chaplain began 2nd CAB field worship services at field training exercise Warpath II, at Hovey Cut, Nov. 6. For more than 220 years, religion and religious leaders have provided a source of strength and faith for millions of service members on and off the battlefield. In combat, services are frequently conducted in small groups with abbreviated orders of worship. Most chaplains have combat kits that contain worship supplies suitable for field services. Edwards’s topic for the nondenominational service focused on how those of faith should strive to live a healthy spiritual life. “Society today is pretty much anything goes, but as children of God, we should do those things He would approve of,” said Edwards. “Things could be better, but they could always be worse.” Staff Sgt. Eric Episipto, 501st Sustainment Brigade read scripture and 1st Sgt. Sammy Barbour, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade led the prayer. Those in attendance were also offered the chance to give praise and thanks for any success in their personal and professional lives. “I’m grateful that I was able to [change my MOS] to become a chaplain’s assistant
Chaplain (Maj.) Christopher Edwards, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade chaplain conducts field worship service during field training exercise Warpath II, at Hovey Cut, Nov. 6. Photos available online at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Krishna M. Gamble when I was told it couldn’t be done as a staff sergeant,” said Episipto. The brief service proved also to be a time of rejuvenation for those who participated in training exercise Warpath II. Services are offered at field exercises to ensure spiritual fitness is supported just as it would be for Soldiers in a combat zone. “This was very refreshing,” Episipto said at the end of services. “I was looking for a passage in Corinthians that coincided with what the chaplain was talking about. I really enjoyed this.” More than 100 religious denominations and faith groups are represented among Soldiers, with Protestants and Roman Catholics comprising the majority. Chaplains from a number of denominations provide ministry for all service members. Soldiers of 2nd CAB and other elements of the 2nd Infantry Division participated in the week-long exercise to fine-tune their planning and coordination abilities in a battlefield environment.
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News & Notes
Sergeant Major of the Army Town Hall Meeting The Sergeant Major of the Army will conduct a Town Hall Meeting with USAG-Humphreys U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers to discuss issues and concerns affecting USFK members in the area. When: Tuesday, Nov. 25 1:15-2:45 p.m. Where: USAG-Humphreys Super Gym Free Tour of Jeonju City Jeonju City is sponsoring a one-day free tour to the City, home of the Royal Family of the Chosun Dynasty. The trip will take place from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. For U.S. Soldiers, Civilians, and Family Members. All costs will be covered courtesy of Jeonju City and Korean Royal Family Culture Foundation, including transportation, meals, souvenirs, and activities. Sign up no later than Dec. 8 by contacting Ms. Chong at the Public Affairs Office via DSN 7546130 or [email protected]
. Homeschooling Spouses Holiday Get-together Homeschooling Spouses will gather on Monday, Dec. 8 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Bldg. 510, Apt. 108. Bring something from your home you just can’t seem to get rid of to donate to someone. It’s the re-gift party! Also bring a story to share of the funniest, weirdest, or wildest Christmas present you have ever received. Come ready to laugh with us! Contact Elisabeth Townley at 0103144-0352 or [email protected]
. New Humphreys Flickr Website Want to get copies of photos of a community event? It’s easy now that U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys has its own Flickr photo-sharing webpage. To view or download your own high-resolution images of community events go to: www.flickr.com/usaghumphreys.USAGHumphreys Public Affairs Office will post images weekly so check back often. Call 7548598 for additional information. Office 2007 Training The AREA III DOIM is offering classes on MS Office 2007. The course, offered in English and Korean, will feature the Getting Started Tutorials, basic changes, and links to other training websites. The training will familiarize functional users with MS Office 2007. Where: Bldg. 1272 DOIM Class Room When: Mon-Fri 1-3 p.m. POC: Will Murdock at 754-3608 or [email protected]
Update from the Immunization Clinic Children younger than five years will need a well-child doctor’s appointment to get their immunizations ordered. Children five years and older can get immunizations reviewed and updated by the immunization clinic without a doctor’s appointment. All children who need a PPD or Hepatitis A booster can check-in to the immunization clinic without a doctor’s appointment. For more info call 753-7658. Visit the Humphreys YouTube Channel Visit USAG-Humphreys’ own Internet video channel on YouTube at http://www.youtube. com/usaghumphreys. Access the channel for community news and newcomer information. Do not miss the Tour of Duty video presentation on USAG-Humphreys highlighting the quality of life and transformation currently underway at the Garrison. We want to publish your stories and photos in The Morning Calm Weekly and on the USAG-Humphreys Command Channel. Please send any information and products to Ken Hall at the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office at [email protected]
or call 754-8598.
Best in BOSS recognized
“With the high turnover of personnel it’s important to have as many people involved as we can,” said USAG-Humphreys Command Sergeant Major Jason K. Kim. “The BOSS presidents, vice presidents, secretaries and treasurers all get together and share best-practices across U.S. Forces Korea, and also have the opportunity to network, make new friends, and take what they’ve learned back to their garrisons,” he said. “Some of the BOSS representatives drove several hours to attend this conference, and all have done a great job preparing for this event.” The USAG-Humphreys BOSS Soldier of the Quarter, Pfc. Timothy Seabourne, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion was among several IMCOM Korea BOSS members who were presented with a Certificate of Achievement. USAG-Humphreys BOSS President, Sgt. September Taylor nominated Seabourne as the top BOSS representative of the third quarter for going “above and beyond” to participate in BOSS activities. “I volunteered for as much as I could – like Make a Difference Day,” said Seabourne. “I always show up for BOSS activities because it’s important for single Soldiers to get involved.” Seabourne said he also made time to train others who have joined BOSS to support the program. “It’s our intent to make our BOSS program the best on the Korean peninsula,” said Kim. “Pfc. Seabourne is one of those Soldiers that we need and we don’t have enough of who give up their personal time to help improve Soldier quality of life at USAG-Humphreys.” The event also featured a barbecuestyle lunch that USAG-Humphreys BOSS representatives prepared and served to Soldier and civilian attendees.
THE MORNING CALM
Pfc. Timothy Seabourne, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion receives a Certificate of Appreciation from USAG-Humphreys Command Sergeant Major Jason K. Kim during the BOSS quarterly conference at the USAG-Humphreys Community Activity Center Nov. 12. Download this image and find more online at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall By Ken Hall USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs USAG-hUmphrEYS — More than 100 Better Opportunity for Single Soldier members from throughout IMCOM Korea attended a quarterly conference at USAGHumphreys Community Activities Center Nov. 12. The purpose of the session was to discuss lessons learned, train members on organizing future BOSS events and to recognize outstanding IMCOM Korea BOSS program participants of the quarter.
Thanksgiving Meal Schedule
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs USAG-hUmphrEYS — USAGHumphreys and Area III dining facilities are providing Thanksgiving holiday meals for all Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members. USAG-humphreys Warrior Talon Inn 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Breakfast 6 – 7 a.m. Lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dinner 4 – 5:30 p.m. Provider Inn 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Breakfast 7 – 8 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dinner 5 – 6 p.m. Red Dragon Inn 501st Military Intelligence Battalion Breakfast 7 – 8 a.m. Lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dinner 4 – 5 p.m. 249th Military Police Detachment Breakfast 7 – 8 a.m. Lunch 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Dinner 5 – 6 p.m. Camp Long Long Café Breakfast 6 – 7 a.m. Lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dinner 4 – 5 p.m. Suwon Air Base 3-2 Air Defense Artillery Breakfast 7 – 8 a.m. Lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dinner 4 – 5:30 p.m. Meal prices for spouses and other dependents of enlisted personnel in the ranks of Pvt. through Spc. is $5.40. The price for all other personnel is $6.35.
We Want Your Stories!
By Ken Hall USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs
AREA III Humphreys hosts Boy Scout Camporee
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Cooking competition. Each Boy Scout patrol had their camp stoves set up in the cooking area and were using all of the same ingredients to prepare their dishes. “The scouts had two hours to create their dish for the judges and a meal for themselves for dinner,” he said. “Troop 203 made spaghetti with meat sauce for the competition. The scouts worked diligently and skillfully in preparing their meal and the end result was delicious.” Scout Dustin Petrilli said the camporee was a good experience. “I learned how to make the world’s best spaghetti sauce, how to tie knots, how to whip and fuse a rope, and how to use a Ham radio. The best part about the Camporee is camping and learning how to survive in the woods,” Petrilli said. Bain said that regardless of what place each team finished, they were all winners for working as a team and preparing their meal on time and making such tasty entries. The winner of the event was a patrol from Seoul with their excellent and tasty chicken cacciatore creation. “The final day was spent cleaning and packing up camp and all of the scouts did a great job in helping each other and working as a team; they all embody the spirit of scouting in the actions they showed at this event,” said Bain. “Scouting is a great development program for young boys to explore the outdoors. I encourage everyone to seek out scouting in your home area so that everyone may join in the fun.”
USAG-hUmphrEYS — October was a very busy month for the Boy Scouts of America Far East Council, Korea District. More than 50 Boy Scouts and their troop leaders from across the Korean peninsula rendezvoused for the Fall Scout Camporee in the woods near USAG-Humphreys; other adult leaders also met for Wood Badge training at Camp Market over a threeweekend period. Humphreys-based Boy Scout Troop 203 and other troops conducted Wood Badge leadership and learned camping and cooking skills, culminating in a scout troop cook-off in the final day of the event. Troop 203 scoutmaster Thomas Bain said both events were a great success and many things were accomplished by the adults and the young scouts. “We conducted Wood Badge training, which was aimed at improving the skills of Cub Scout and Boy Scout leaders at all levels of a scouting organization,” said Bain. “Scouts received communication skills and leadership training, and gained an overview of different parts of today’s scouting advancements.” “My favorite part of the Camporee was talking with other countries on the handheld radio,” said 1st Class Scout Joshua Harlan. “I like being in scouting and having a leadership position. I like working on merit badges, and there are all kinds – depending
Boy Scouts from the Far East Council, Korea District prepare Italian-style dishes during the Fall Scout Camporee at USAG-Humphreys recently. — U.S. Army photo by Thomas Bain on what skills you are interested in.” Star the Boy Scouts here in Korea. It focuses on Scout Tommy Bain, son of Troop 203 Scout sharpening camping and outdoor cooking skills. This year’s cooking theme was ItalianMaster Bain echoed Harlan’s sentiment. “The experience I had was great, and I style dishes. “The first day was spent setting up their learned how to cook,” he said. “We all got tents and preparing campsites, and Troop to learn lots of new skills.” The instructional staff included leaders 203 began the second day learning about from around the Korean peninsula and one camping sanitation practices and working who paid his way from Washington State to on a number of Boy Scout skills such as knot take part in this activity. Scoutmaster Bain tying and the safe use of pocket knives, axes, said the giving of their time and effort shows and saws,” said Bain. The scouts were able their dedication to scouting and improving to practice these skills in the Axe Yard they the program which scoutmasters in turn set up near camp. The scouts cooked their own breakfast provide to the scouts. The Fall Camporee is an annual event for and lunch and then set up for the Italian
Humphreys Dawgs win one, drop two
By Sgt. 1st Class Krishna M. Gamble 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs U S A G - C A S E Y — T h e c o a c h’s instructions to ‘be patient’ and ‘box out’ were seemingly only adhered to in the first game as the USAG-Humphreys Dawgs finished 1-2 on the first day of the 2008 Men’s Pre-Season Basketball Tournament held here Nov. 8-9. Game one started as a battle of threepoint shooters as ‘Red Storm” from USAGRed Cloud answered the Dawgs shot-forshot. During the shoot-out, shouts from Dawgs coach Jerome V. Washington, Jr., to “box out, rebound, and be patient” echoed across the court as the Dawgs out-scored Red Storm 51-46 for the victory. “I think we did okay, but it was kind of shaky in the first half, but we started listening to the coach and it came together,” said Dawgs point guard Jamel Johnson, 4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion. Red Storm coach A.J. Crabb said his team needed to play better defense and take better care of the ball during game one. “Red Storm players can’t let the Dawgs do what they want – they have to force them to get rid of the ball,” said Chief Warrant Officer James Hardaway, 2nd Infantry Division. Hardaway said he played guard on basketball teams in high school and college and supported the Red Storm team. “We played hard – Humphreys is a pretty good team,” said Red Storm guard Jerald Jones, Warrior Replacement Company. “We are a fairly new team and it’s our first game together, so we have to learn each others style.” The Humphreys Dawgs are also a fairly new team. The demands of an everchanging, rigorous Army training calendar and recent field training exercises have limited the teams’ ability to have a complete practice in more than two weeks. “I’m one of the best shooters on the team, but I didn’t make any shots,” said Isaac Washington, Headquarters and Headquarters Company 3rd Battalion, 2nd General Support Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade. Missed shots, lack of practice, and fatigue seemed to plague the Dawgs as they lost the second game to Osan 62-59. “It wasn’t like I scripted it to be, but to come from behind and win – we’ll take it,” said Osan Coach Tony Jones. The Dawgs were leading Osan at halftime. “We needed to pay attention to what their defense was doing and be prepared,” Washington said. In the following game, the Dawgs fought a good defensive battle but lost to Suwon Air Base 40-44. The Humphreys Dawgs regular basketball season begins against USAG-Casey at the USAG-Humphreys Super Gym, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.
USAG-Humphreys DAWGS player Jamel Johnson grabs a rebound in the midst of Camp Red Cloud defenders during pre-season basketball tournament action at Camp Casey, Nov. 8-9. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Krishna M. Gamble
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USAG-Daegu hires first Army biologist in Korea to restore, conserve its ecosystems
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John Thomas Kunneke, USAG-Daegu’s Natural Resources Program Manager, determines the soil classification and collects map data at Camp Carroll’s wetland, Nov. 18. Kunneke, the first staff biologist employed by a U.S. Army Garrison in Korea, brings over 27 years’ experience as a geographer and environmental consultant to Daegu. His employment is proof of the Garrison’s continual commitment to managing a natural balance and conserving natural resources at USAG-Daegu. — U.S. Army Photo by Kwon, Min-seok By Kwon, Min-seok USAG-Daegu Public Affairs Many kinds of plants and animals live on Army installations worldwide, and it’s each installation’s responsibility to minimize its negative impact to the living organisms in their native ecosystems. Where quality of life and the environment are concerned, everybody wins when natural resources are wisely managed under a strategic plan to maintain a healthy natural balance. In order to make this goal a reality, United States Army Garrison Daegu hired a biologist in October, 2008 to help restore a natural wetland at Camp Carroll back to its original condition. This marks the first time that a U.S Army Garrison in Korea has hired a specialist on staff with a specialty in natural resources, and is a testament to USAGDaegu’s concern for the environment. “I am very honored to be a part of this supportive (natural resource management) program because the program here has been recognized as a program of excellence,” said Natural Resources Program Manager John Thomas Kunneke. (USAG-Daegu won the 2007 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Environmental Quality, Team category) “The program has several different initiatives relating to natural resources management, taking the quality of the ecosystem in and around the wetland one step further in the long term by creating the overall natural resources baseline data archive for everyone to use,” he added. Currently, USAG-Daegu’s program consists of two main projects: the wetland restoration which will take two to four years to complete and the development of an urban forest management plan. To plan and execute these projects effectively, USAG-Daegu has employed Kunneke to advise the Directorate of Public Works’ Environmental Division in its efforts, increasing its capability to plan and execute major projects with a better understanding and an enhanced consideration of effects on the natural environment. The wetland starts with water that drains off a hill on the southeast side of Camp Carroll, through the installation and exits by Gate 1, eventually merging with the Nak-dong River. Even though the total length of the wetland is just 1,640 feet, the small system functioning as a stream is a core natural component of Camp Carroll’s ecosystem. It makes Camp Carroll the richest in natural resources among USAG-Daegu installations with a diversity of wildlife including plants (134 species), insects (108 species), birds (35 species), mammals (eight species) and one species of fish. Among these, even Korean ‘natural monument species’ (the equivalent of U.S. endangered species) such as kestrel (small falcons), hobby (a species of bird), raccoon dogs and Korean water deer are observed in or around the mixed, rich natural herbaceous and shrub wetland. For this reason, it is highly desirable that an indepth natural resources management plan expands the size and enhances the functions of the wetland. Kunneke has also been asked to help USAG-Daegu develop an urban forest management plan. Currently, there are no large tracts of natural forest on any USAGDaegu installation, and inappropriate trees are planted in poor locations, causing many – See ARMY BIOLOGIST Page 27 –
Gate Construction Notice
Camp George’s Gate #3 and Camp Carroll’s Gate #1 are scheduled for major construction beginning Dec. 15, and lasting for the next eight months. These gate modernization projects fulfill security and uniformed construction criteria requirements. When completed, they will significantly increase the security of our installations for our community residents and workforce. Community residents and employees can anticipate traffic congestion during the construction period. It is highly recommended that everyone entering these gates has two forms of picture ID ready to present to the Security Guards in order to confirm your identity and access the installation, in case the mobile DBIDS systems which will be employed during the construction should have problems with your CAC or ID card. Please follow all construction, speed, and detour signs when posted. Gate construction weekly updates will be posted on the Command Channel, AFN Radio, the MP Information Hotline (764-4895) and via USAG-Daegu Hot Apple e-mail messages. It is also recommended that personnel requiring access to these gates adjust their schedules and plan sufficient time to account for delays. Thank you for your consideration and understanding. Directorate of Emercency Services point of contact: Robert F. Nelson, at 764-4106, 010-9261-2006 or e-mail: [email protected]
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News & Notes
Community Mayoral Elections Votes for housing area mayors at Camps Walker & George are now being accepted, from residents only. Votes will be collected Nov. 23. Ballot boxes are located at Army Community Service, the Post Exchange, Commissary and Daegu American School. For additional information contact LaVita Vincent at [email protected]
. Turkey Trot Races Races will be held at Camp Carroll’s Sports and Fitness Center, Nov. 22 and Camp Walker’s Kelly Fitness Center, Nov. 27. Carroll’s 8K Run starts at 9 a.m. Register the day of the race from 8 - 8:30 a.m. All authorized ID card holders 18 years or older are eligible. For details, call 765-8287 / 8118. Walker’s 5K Run & 2-Mile Walk event begins at 9 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:20 a.m. For more information call 764-4225. Bowling Bucks Earn New Year’s Bowling Bucks. Every time you bowl three games or buy a combo meal through Dec. 31, you can earn Bowling Bucks that can be used at the big New Year’s Eve party auction! Call Camp Walker’s Bowling Center at 764-4334. CYS Services Parent Advisory Council Meeting Join us Dec. 10 from 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. at Camp Walker’s School Age Services Bldg. #257 to make a difference in helping to improve the quality of Child, Youth and School Services programs. Participants will enjoy a free spaghetti dinner, and will also receive a coupon for five percent off full-day child care fees. For more information, contact Marie Johnson at 764-5467. USO Camp Walker Employment Opportunities Open positions include Center Manager, Duty Manager, ITT Specialist, Programs Coordinator, Administrative Assistant and Janitor/Custodian. For assistance or more information, contact the ACS Employment Readiness Program Manager at 768-7951. 2008 Camp Carroll Children’s Christmas Party Children of all Camp Carroll employees and Servicemembers are invited to meet Santa Claus and have fun with him Dec. 13 from 1 - 5 p.m. at Camp Carroll’s Crown Jewel Fitness Center. The Happy Valley Train, driven by Santa’s Helpers, will be provided from Bldg. 530 to the Fitness Center. The cost is $1 / 1,000 Won per child and $2 / 2,000 Won per adult. Tickets are available at Bldg. #388, Room 232. Buy your tickets no later than 4 p.m., Dec. 5. For more information, call Ms. Hwang at 765-8470 or Ms. Song at 765-8540.
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USAG-Daegu Environmental educates community during America Recycles Day
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(From left) Chief, Planning and Conservation Branch, Directorate of Public Works Environmental, Mark Gettel explains USAG-Daegu’s recycling program to Maj. Ramona Discavage, 36th Signal Battalion S3, at Camp Walker’s Post Exchange Nov. 13. DPW Environmental provided the information displays at the PX and at Camp Carroll’s Community Activities Center as part of ‘America Recycles Day’, Nov. 15. — U.S. Army Photo by Kim, Keun-kyo By Kim, Keun-kyo USAG-Daegu Public Affairs CAMP WALKER — Do you know how to protect the environment and save taxpayer dollars while doing it? Thanks to the recent efforts of USAG-Daegu’s Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division, the Daegu community is now more aware of the importance of recycling. Nov. 13, information displays about recycling were presented at Camp Walker’s Post Exchange and Camp Carroll’s Community Activities Center, with DPW Environmental staff on hand to answer any questions. Informational flyers on a variety of recycling topics, including how to recycle both on- and off-post, made learning even easier. “I think it is important that we all should recycle,” said Sgt. ist Class Michael J. Cornelius, 89 Bravo Ammunition Specialist, 19th ESC. “It helps the environment when we recycle and put our waste to some kind of good use. Today, [I got] more information about the actual recycling that goes on on-post, and where money goes after we recycle.” On Nov. 15, ‘America Recycles Day’, millions of Americans become betterinformed about the importance of daily recycling and buying recycled products. The event promotes the social, environmental and economic benefits of recycling and encourages more people to join the movement toward creating a better natural environment. “Recycling is something that everyone can participate in,” said Chief, Planning and Conservation Branch, Directorate of Public Works Environmental, Mark Gettel. “It’s amazing to see how little trash is actually produced when recycling; 70 percent of household waste is recyclable. I want to encourage everybody to participate in recycling. The Garrison returns the money generated through recycling to FMWR (where it is used for community quality of life programs).” “That’s our goal this year, to give that back to the units,” Gettel emphasized. “I think it’s important that everyone understands that recycling is not just a new wave, something that’s cool to do, but that there are definitive things that we get back from the program, things that will help out both the unit and the community,” said Maj. Ramona Discavage, 36th Signal
Three years running, Army Emergency Relief earns 4-star rating
Army Emergency Relief Office Public Affairs Washington, D.C. – Army Emergency Relief recently earned its third consecutive 4-star rating from CharityNavigator, one the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluators of charities. This coveted rating reflects AER’s sound fiscal management and program efficiency in providing financial assistance to Soldiers and their families. According to CharityNavigator, only 10 percent of the charities they rate have received at least three consecutive 4 star evaluations. AER is the Army’s own military aid society, founded in 1942 in response to the needs of Soldiers and their families experiencing financial emergencies in World War II. Since its founding, AER has provided over $1 billion of assistance to Soldiers and their families in the form of no-interest loans or outright grants. This year AER is on track for another record-breaking year in supporting Soldiers and their families. Faced with the demands of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan along with the challenges of today’s economy, total AER assistance is running 12 percent ahead of last year. AER provides financial assistance for such needs as emergency travel, housing, car repair, food and utilities. With assistance provided in the form of no-interest loans and grants, AER provides the Army with a valuable resource to help take care of its Army Family. AER assistance is available to Soldiers and their families wherever they are located and the amount of assistance approved is only limited by the valid need. Soldiers and their family members requiring AER assistance need only contact their chain of command or local AER office. USAG-Daegu’s AER Office is located at Camp Henry’s Army Community Service Office. Under AER’s Command Referral Program, company commanders and first sergeants have the ability to approve AER loans to their Soldiers, based on valid need , for up to $1,000. Soldiers and families who are not near an AER office can still seek assistance from any other military brach’s military aid societies, or from the local chapter of the American Red Cross. For full details on AER’s assistance programs, contact USAG-Daegu’s ACS financial Readiness Program Manager, Jeannie Relaford, at 768-8127. For more information on AER, visit our website at www.aerhq.org.
Watching, learning to fight and win
Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that kills people every year. It is produced when fuels (e.g., gasoline, diesel, kerosene and wood) are burned. Families are often poisoned when they use charcoal barbecue grills indoors. Soldiers can be exposed to CO when fuel-burning equipment or vehicles are used in poorly-ventilated areas. Vehicles, tent stoves, M-2 burners, generators, kerosene heaters, etc., can all produce fatal levels of CO. CO poisoning can be prevented by adequate ventilation, venting vehicle and equipment exhaust to the outside and properly-performed vehicle / equipment PMCS. The winter season is upon us. Exposure to cold can cause injury or serious illness such as frostbite or hypothermia. The likelihood of injury or illness depends on factors such as physical activity, clothing, wind, humidity, working and living conditions and a person’s age and state of health. Follow these tips to stay safe in cold weather: Dress appropriately before going outdoors. The air temperature does not have to be below freezing for someone to experience cold emergencies such as hypothermia and frostbite. Wind speed
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Safety Corner: survive cold weather
Carbon monoxide poisoning: the silent killer!
Look for exhaust system or manifold leaks on vehicles, generators and heaters. Ensure tent stove exhaust pipes are unobstructed. Always keep a tent flap or window partially open when fuel heaters are in use. Never sleep in a vehicle with the engine running. If the vehicle is running to keep the heater on, lower the window one inch. All Soldiers must know the symptoms of CO poisoning: nausea, dizziness, headache and unconsciousness. If CO poisoning is suspected, move to fresh air immediately, perform CPR if the victim is unconscious, call a medic, ventilate area before returning, inspect fuel burning source. can create dangerously cold conditions even when the temperature is not that low. If possible, dress in layers so you can adjust to changing conditions. Avoid overdressing or overexertion that can lead to heat illness. Traveling and winter can be a dangerous combination. Allow extra time when traveling. Monitor weather conditions carefully and adhere to travel advisories. Keep a winter storm survival kit in your car. This should include blankets, food, flares, chains, gloves and basic first- aid supplies.
Sfc. William M. Ward (top) teaches full mount position combatives skills to Soldiers during Sergeants Time Training. — U.S. Army Photo by Kim, Keun-kyo
of the trees to fall when heavy rains occur. Kunneke will help DPW Environmental plant and maintain proper trees and get rid of hazardous invasive species like Ragweed so that the proper trees with deeper and wider root bases can grow and not be knocked over by high winds or typhoons coming through the Garrison’s installations. Hiring the first-ever biologist on a U.S. Army installation in Korea, and the natural resources management program’s implementation of these two projects clearly demonstrate USAG-Daegu’s passion for, and commitment to, environmental
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conservation while standing strong in its mission – the defense of the Korean peninsula. “We want to show our Korean neighbors that we do care about the environment,” said Chief, Environmental Division, USAGDaegu Directorate of Public Works, Robert Chartier. “This [hiring of a natural resources biologist] gives us the ability to go one step beyond our current practices and view them as our true natural resources. The wetland is one of our resources, as well as our trees. We want to be able to say to our neighbors that we are very good caretakers of the land.”
Staying safe in cold weather: be prepared.
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How to celebrate ‘Turkey Day’ at USAG-Daegu
Compiled by Pvt. Lee, Dodam USAG-Daegu Public Affairs Thanksgiving Day is one of the biggest traditional holidays in North America. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada. People started celebrating Thanksgiving Day in early colonial times in New England. Governor William Bradford declared Thanksgiving Day after the first harvest was done in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621. The pilgrims of Plymouth spent their first Thanksgiving Day saying ‘thank you’ to a local Native American tribe, the Wampanoag, for survival skills the tribe taught them in their new environment. After the first Thanksgiving Day celebration, the custom spread throughout the continent, with each place setting its own date. George Washington, first president of the United States, chose November 26 as the official Thanksgiving holiday in 1789. Despite his effort, each region still celebrated Thanksgiving Day on different days. Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of ‘Godey’s Lady’s Book’ wrote letters to the president and the governors for 30 years, asking them to set Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday. Finally, in 1863 President Lincoln proclaimed every last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. President Franklin D. Roosevelt advanced Thanksgiving Day one week in 1939. Since then Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November each year. Generally speaking, Americans eat held at 11:40 a.m., led by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Lewis. Another fun activity scheduled is the Turkey Trot 8K Race at Camp Carroll’s Sports & Fitness Center at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, and an ID card is required. First and second place winners in each category will receive a free turkey. For more information or to register, call 765-8287/8118. A Turkey Trot 5K Run / 2-Mile Walk will also be held at Camp Walker’s Kelly Fitness Center at 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 27. For more information, call 764-4225. If you would like to have some turkeyto-go, visit Camp Henry’s Henry’s Place Club. A 16-18 lb. turkey dinner with a 5-lb. baked ham is $84.95, or $65 without baked ham. The meal includes whipped potatoes with giblet gravy, vegetables, jellied cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. You will get a 10 percent discount if you place your order one week or more in advance. For more information, call 768-7300. Camp Walker’s Evergreen Club will provide a Turkey Buffet from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27. It is $16.95 for adults and $9.95 for children ages four to ten. Call 764-4060 for additional information. Camp Walker’s Taco Bell also has a turkey meal offer: $39.95 for a 10 - 12 lb. turkey. Call 7545689 for a reservation or delivery. For more information regarding Thanksgiving Day events at USAGDaegu, please contact the FMWR office at 768-7939.
Thanksgiving Day is one of the biggest traditional holidays in North America. There will be various activities and places to eat at USAG-Daegu during the Thanksgiving Holiday. turkey on Thanksgiving Day. This custom was created by Benjamin Franklin, who proposed making the turkey the national symbol as it is a quick runner, wary, with sharp eyesight and exhibits a regal stance. Traditionally on Thanksgiving Day, families gather and have a huge and lavish meal together with turkey as the centerpiece. Besides turkey, ham, roast or prime rib, is also served as a main dish for the Thanksgiving meal. There will be various activities at USAGDaegu during this year’s Thanksgiving Holiday. Create you own family Thanksgiving tradition with the following events: A Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast will be held at Camp Carroll’s Bowling Center Dining Hall at 6:30 a.m., Nov. 26, with Chaplain (Maj.) Kinley providing a sermon. A Thanksgiving Service will be
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