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Soldiers set sail for
BOSS turns 19,
fun, games on USAG-Humphreys
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Han River Cruise celebrates
Page 18 Page 22
Yongsan Garrison takes to
red carpet for annual Dog Show See pg. 10 for story
See Story, Page XX
Lydia Grohmann’s furry contestant, Tequila Grohmann, was dressed for the season in a pumpkin costume during the Yongsan Dog Show Oct. 25. (inset, bottom left) Aleana Lallamant
chose a traditional Korean dress and matching ensemble for her pup. (Inset, top left) Family members and participants in the show enjoy the company of their furry friends. Categories
at the show included “Best Dressed”, “Best Tricks”, “Best Dress”, “People’s Choice” and “Look Alike”. High resolution photos from the Yongsan Dog
Show are now available for download at www.flickr.com/usag-yongsan or www.flickr.com/imcomkorea — U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Choi Keun-woo
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NEWS • PAGE 2
http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM
The Morning Calm
Published by Installation Management
Happy Birthday Warrior Country
2nd Infantry Division
Command - Korea
Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. John Uberti
Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson
celebrates 91 years
Deputy PAO: Slade Walters
Senior Editor: Susan Silpasornprasit
Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson
Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson
CI Officer: James F. Cunningham
By Master Sgt. Donald Sparks
NCOIC, 2ID Public Affairs
Commander: Col. David W. Hall
Public Affairs Officer: David McNally econd Infantry Division held a cake-cutting ceremony Oct.
Staff Writers: Sgt. Im Jin-min, Cpl. Lee Min-hwi, 24 to celebrate the 91st anniversary of the division’s activation
Spc. Jason C. Adolphson
at USAG-Red Cloud.
USAG-HUMPHREYS One week into her tour with the 2nd Infantry Division, Pvt.
Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Private Ashley Mehr joins Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan III, 2ID commander,
Ashley Mehr did not know that she would be part of a rich Army
Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy Command Sgt. Major Antoine Denson, division command sergeant
CI Officer: Lori Yerdon tradition and a historic Warrior Division celebration.
Writer-Editor: Ken Hall major, and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Walker Davis during a cake-cutting
The 19-year-old assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters
Designer: Pfc. Kim, Hyung Joon ceremony Oct. 24 to celebrate the 91st anniversary of the division’s
Company is the youngest Soldier in the Division Special Troops
activation at USAG-Red Cloud. Download a high-resolution version of
USAG-DAEGU Battalion and took part in a cake-cutting celebrating the division’s
Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier this photo at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photo courtesy
Public Affairs Officer: Ronald Inman anniversary.
of 2 ID Public Affairs
Staff Writer: Pvt. Park, Kyung Rock She joined Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan III, 2ID commander,
Staff Writer: Lee, Dodam
Command Sgt. Major Antoine Denson, division command sergeant
This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for major, and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Walker Davis, at age 55, the world,” Morgan said. “The 2nd Infantry Division is a highly trained
members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The oldest Soldier assigned to DSTB, to collectively slash the birthday and lethal fighting force able to fight insurgent operations in Iraq
Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, and Afghanistan to the mid and high intensity conflicts of Korea.
or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of De- cake in symbolic fashion.
fense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of Prior to cutting the cake, Morgan mentioned significant “Be proud each and every day of the 2nd Infantry Division’s
this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM- history, of the Soldiers who fought before you, the Soldiers who
Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 highlights of the “Second to None” Division’s legacy and lineage
to nearly 200 Warriors attending the event. serve today, and of those who will serve in the future.”
Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way con-
“We are the second oldest division in the U.S. Army,” Morgan As for serving today, Mehr admitted before arriving to the
nected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written
contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The said. “Our history starts in France as part of the American Republic of Korea, she knew nothing of the unit for which she now
civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. Expeditionary Forces that went to Europe to fight Germany during serves, but that will change quickly.
The appearance of advertising in this publication, including “I’m honored to have been a part of this moment and
inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement World War I.”
by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or ser- Morgan continued to tell the history of the division, describing celebration,” Mehr said. “I am going to be here for the next year
vices advertised. Everything advertised in this publication and I’m going to learn as much as I can about this great unit and
shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage how the Warriors landed at Omaha Beach on June 7, 1944 and
without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, how bravely the men fought a very determined enemy through the I’m proud to be here in the 2nd Infantry Division.”
age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation,
hedgerows of Normandy. The celebration concluded with the Soldiers singing the 2nd
or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or
patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity He next talked about the division’s role in fighting on Freedom’s Infantry Division song, The Warrior March and the Army song.
policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse Frontier in the Korean War, mentioning how the Indianhead
to print advertising from that source until the violation is
corrected. Division led the break out from the Pusan perimeter and led the Historical Note
Eighth Army drive north to the Manchurian Border. The 2nd Infantry Division was organized on Oct. 26, 1917 at
Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Bourmont, Haute Marne, France. Some of the decorations garnered by
Commercial Advertising “Ever since 1965, the 2nd Infantry Division has remained the
Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 most forward deployed unit within our Army’s arsenal facing a the division include Presidential Unit Citation (Army), French Croix
Fax: (02) 790-5795 de Guerre with Palm for action in World War I, French Fourragere –
million-man army on the other side of the DMZ,” Morgan said.
Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Reflecting on the current fight, Morgan reminded every Soldier World War I, Belgian Fourragere – World War II, and five Republic of
Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post wearing the “Big Black Patch” on their left shoulder of their role Korea Presidential Unit Citations.
SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: today. There are 36 2ID Medal of Honor recipients – 12 from World War
Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) “Warriors wearing the ‘Big Black Patch’ are spread across the I, six from World War II and 18 from the Korean War.
Fax: DSN 724-3356
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Contracting Command holding Advanced Acquisition Planning Conference
Special to the Morning Calm the basic input to the annual Advance Acquisition Plan and input
any updates or changes.
The Contracting Command Korea/411th Contract Support The purpose of the Advanced Acquisition Planning Conference
Brigade is holding an Advance Acquisition Planning Conference is to orient new personnel on the AAPP, discuss acquisition policy
at Dragon Hill Lodge Nov. 12 at 8:30 a.m. that affects the program, and review procedures for submitting
The conference, which is to be held annually, is part of the input into the annual plan. The conference will also feature
Advanced Acquisition Planning Program managed by CCK/411th smaller breakout sessions in the afternoon. These sessions will
CSB. The AAPP is required in accordance with The Federal allow RA’s to meet with CCK/411th CSB Contracting Team
Acquisition Regulation and USFK Regulation 715-4. A copy of Leaders and focus on specific issues. For example, there will be a
Submitting to USFK Reg 715-4, Advanced Acquisition Planning Program can session on Contracting for Services and Fiscal Law.
The Morning Calm Weekly be obtained from the USFK website under the USFK Publications The AAPP allows CCK/411th CSB to provide the best
Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, customer support possible and to help activities make the best
tab. In accordance with this regulation, the commander, director,
story submissions and other items:
MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. or head of any requiring activity with requirements over $100,000 use of procurement dollars. The program encourages RA’s to
will be responsible for the overall Advance Acquisition Plan for plan for and anticipate acquisition requirements for individual
For all submitted items include a point of con- that activity, will designate an AAPP RA coordinator, and ensure procurements estimated at over $100,000 in the fiscal year before
tact name and telephone number. All items are the purchase request package submission date.
milestones are established and monitored for purchase request
subject to editing for content and to insure they
conform with DoD guidelines. package development. The RA’s AAPP Coordinator will provide
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OCTOBER 31, 2008 NEWS NEWS • PAGE 3
The following entries were excerpted from
the military police blotters. These entries may
be incomplete and do not imply guilt or inno-
AREA I: Assault Consummated by a Battery;
Drunk and Disorderly; Subject #1 and Victim
#1 were involved in a verbal altercation, which
turned physical, when Subject #1 struck Vic-
tim #1 in the face with a closed fist. Victim
#1 sustained minor injuries to the right side of
her head. Victim #1 was transported to TMC,
where she was treated and released. Sub-
ject #1 was apprehended and transported to
the USAG-Casey PMO where he declined to
provide a breath sample for a PBT. Subject
#1 was further processed and released to his
unit with a recommendation of a Command Di-
rected LBAT and instructions to report to the
USAG-Casey PMO at 1000 Hrs, 14 OCT 08. At
1030 Hrs, 14 OCT 08, Subject #1 reported to
the USAG-Casey PMO where he was advised
of his legal rights, which he waived, rendering
a written sworn statement denying the offense.
Investigation continues by MPI.
AREA I: Larceny of Private Property; Subject
#1, by means unknown, entered Victim #1 bar-
racks room and removed his laptop which was
secured and unattended at his barracks room.
There were no signs of forced entry. A search
of the area for witness(es) met with negative
results. Victim #1 rendered a written sworn Seoul’s oriental medicine market (Gyeong-dong) offers customers access to more than 1,000 unique shops and street vendors. Visitors to the
statement attesting to the incident. ECOL is market will find a colorful array of traditional Asian medicines, roots, herbs, spices, and ginseng. In addition to the wide variety of herbs and spices,
$978.95. Investigation continues by MPI. visitors will also find a multitude of food and candy vendors, while experiencing first-hand all of the aromas and colors that make a trip to Gyeong-
dong a rewarding outing for the entire family. Most shops are open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The market is closed on the first and third Sundays
AREA II: Shoplifting; Subject #1was observed of each month. Subway – Line 1 Jegi Station Exit #2 – connected to the Medicine Market. Additional photographs of Gyong-dong are available
by security via CCTV, removing an eyeliner online at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea by searching for key words “Seoul Medicine Market.” — U.S. Army photo by Edward N. Johnson
from the display shelf and concealing it on
Subject #1’s person at the Main PX. Subject
#1 then exited the PX without rendering proper SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Current events and activities
payment. Subject #1 was detained and es-
corted to the Loss Prevention Office. Upon ar- Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría atmosphere. This year, Everland is planning to the Geumgang Migratory Bird Observatory.
rival of MP, Subject #1 was transported to the The show will be hosted by Jamsil Sports prepare its first ever ‘Halloween Candle Party’, an For additional information, please check the
USAG-Yongsan PMO where Subject #1 was Complex’s Big Top Theatre through Dec. 31. event that will cover the rose gardens with over festival’s homepage. http://www.gsbird.co.kr/
advised of Subject #1’s legal rights, in the pres- For information, call Interpark 1544-1555 (press 2000 candles for a night of romanticism. Aside index.htm
ence of Subject #1’s sponsor, which Subject #1
#2 for English) or visit www.tour2korea or www. from this event, eleven cute and cuddly monster
waived rendering a written statement admitting
to the offense. Subject #1’s RCP was retained. cirquedusoleil.co.kr (Korean, English) characters will make appearances at the ‘Happy Seoul International Winter Sports Expo
Subject #1 was further processed and released Halloween Party’ while the ‘Halloween Spooky Scheduled for Nov. 14-16, Seoul Convention
to Subject #1’s sponsor. The merchandise was Seoul Land’s ‘Mystery Halloween’ Zoo’ will feature its own Halloween party with zoo and Exhibition Center (COEX). SIWINTER 2008
returned to AAFES. ECOL is $2.00. This is a Seoul Land will be celebrating their autumn animals for a uniquely fun experience. Visit www. will feature a Gangwon-do Promotional Pavilion
final report. festival under the banner of ‘Mystery Halloween’ tour2korea.com and Overseas Promotion Special Pavilion to
from September 6th to November 2nd. Seoul promote the 2014 PyeongChang Olympic Winter
AREA III: Driving Under the Influence of Alco- Land immerses you in a Halloween atmosphere Kimchi Expo (Nov. 22-25) Games bidding activities, the Winter Sports
hol; Subject #1, operating a POV, was stopped
with Jack o’ Lanterns and cute kiddy ghost The annual Kimchi Expo aims to promote the Product Pavilion, and Resort Promotion Pavilion.
at a KNP DUI check point adjacent to the
characters placed throughout the park along with outstanding qualities of kimchi throughout the Organized by theme, the pavilions allow visitors
Paengseong Elementary School, Pyeongtaek-
Si. Subject #1 was administered a PBT, with a the symbolic flower of autumn, chrysanthemums, world and raise its competitiveness through the better access to all related information at one
result of 0.079% BAC. Subject #1 was appre- as decorations. Moreover, sparkling lasers, development of Korea’s kimchi and fermentation- site. In particular, participants will include ten
hended by KNP and transported to Pyeongtaek fireworks, and special effects will beautifully light related industry and higher quality standards. The ski resorts and related associations from the
Main KNP Station, where he was charged by up the night skies to dazzle audiences. Visit www. event is held at Seoul’s COEX Mall. The festival Hokkaido region of Japan. Visit www.siwinter.
KNP under KRTL ART #44, PARA #1 (Driving tour2korea.com is the first kimchi-related trade fair to promote the com for additional information.
Under the Influence of Alcohol). Subject #1 scientific effects of kimchi and its role in developing
was processed and released into MP custody Seoul 63 Sky Art, Aquarium and IMAX
Lotte World’s ‘Halloween Party’ a healthy society. The Kimchi Expo exhibits Korea’s
on a CJ Form 2. Subject #1 was transported
Lotte World will feature its ‘Halloween Party’ event traditional, functional, or newly-developed forms The world’s highest museum has opened at
to the USAG-Humphreys PMO, where he was
processed and released to his supervisor and now through November 2nd. During the festival of kimchi as well as a variety of fermented foods, one of Seoul’s most well known landmarks, the
was instructed to report to the USAG-Hum- period, staff members dressed up in pumpkin traditional seasonings, salted seafood, and other Yeouido 63 Building. The 60th floor Sky Deck
phreys PMO at a later time. At 1500 Hrs, 19 ghost costumes and cute devil characters will go health foods. Visit www.tour2korea.com has been newly remodeled into the ‘63 Sky Art
OCT 08, Subject #1 reported to the USAG- around the amusement park passing out candy Museum’. In celebration for the museum’s grand
Humphreys PMO where he was advised of his from their pumpkin baskets and take souvenir 2008 International Migratory Bird Festival opening, the Hello Kitty exhitib will run through
legal rights, which he invoked. Subject #1 was pictures with visitors. Furthermore, a new The 5th International Migratory Bird Festival is 30 Nov. The exhibition will offer a variety of
processed and released on his own recogni- Halloween musical show will be performed twice a scheduled to run from 19-23 Nov., in the Gunsan-si artworks under the banner ‘Seoul / Sky, Sweet,
zance. Subject #1’s U.S. passport and USFK
day along with plenty of smaller side performances region. Visitors will have the pleasure of watching Secret, Soul’. Visitors can also take in the
driver’s license were retained. This is a final
report. as well. Visit www.tour2korea.com Baikal Teal flocks, the most representative migratory beautiful views of the Hangang River through
birds of Geumgang, fly through the air. This is also a the observatory’s large windows. The exhibition
AREA III: Larceny of Private Property; Sub- Ever land’s ‘Happy Halloween’ popular festival for families. Highlights of the festival is open from 10 a.m. to midnight. Tickets can be
ject #1, by means unknown, removed Victim Everland’s‘Happy Halloween’ Festival will run include the opening ceremony, face painting, stage purchased until 11 p.m. and are available at the
#1’s speedometer, pump and pouch from his now through November 2nd this year. The performances, and a variety of sights to see and museum ticket booth. For more information visit
bicycle, which were secured and unattended at amusement park, including the zoo, will be filled enjoy. Opening ceremony is scheduled for 19 Nov. www.63.co.kr videos of the exibit are available
the PX. A search of the area for witness(es) with Halloween ornaments and decorations as at11:00 a.m. To get there, take a train to Gunsan online at www.youtube.com/koreaculture
met with negative results. Victim #1 rendered
gorgeous parades complete the whole Halloween Station, then take a taxi for about 2 kilometers to
a written sworn statement attesting to the inci-
dent. ECOL is $65.00. This is a final report.
Source: www.korea.net, www.seoulselection.com, http://english.tour2korea.com, www.visitseoul.net — No endorsement implied.
NEWS • PAGE 4
http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM
304th ITSB Soldier is Korea’s Rising Star PAID ADVERTISING
By Gwendolyn R. Smalls
1st Signal Brigade Public Affairs Office
Often times, a person’s first or last name
says a lot about who they are, where they
came from and sometimes where they’re
This is definitely true in the case of Pfc.
Starmoniqua “Star” Exum, a 304th Inte-
grated Theater Signal Battalion Soldier
from Camp Stanley, who will represent
Korea during the Pentagon Channel’s Op-
eration Rising Star Competition, Nov. 12-
14, 2008 in Wash., D.C. Private First Class Starmoniqua Exum from
“Someone set me up,” say Exum, who 304th Integrated Theater Signal Battalion,
began the Korea-wide competition rather Camp Stanley is one of 12 finalists in the
reluctantly. Pentagon Channel’s Operation Rising Star
“I got an e-mail while we were in the Competition, which will be broadcast Nov 12-
field with a contestant request form at- 14. Exum beat out several other Korea con-
tached.” testants to compete in Wash., D.C. Download
“In the e-mail, Ms. Yi (who sent the a high-resolution version of this photo by visit-
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it out, not thinking that once it was sent Guard Soldiers from all branches of mili-
in I would automatically be entered into tary, and for the first time, military family
the contest,” added Exum, who when not members, 18 years and older. Keeping with
singing, is performing her duties as a hu- the American Idol tradition, viewers will be
man resource specialist in the battalion’s able to vote for their favorite finalist.
S1 shop. On Nov. 14 when the final winners
According to Exum, not only was she are announced, the second and third place
late for the tryouts, but she still wasn’t too winners will walk away with $1,000 and
sure she want to participate in the Rising $500, respectively.
Star competition. The grand-prize winner will receive an
“I was late for the tryouts and was all-expense-paid trip to Los Angeles, Calif.,
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performed last and ended up being the cludes professional studio and one-on-one
winner. I really didn’t take it seriously be- time with music executives who will coach
cause I didn’t think I was going to win.” the winner in music arrangement, vocals,
While, she’s been singing for as long as mixing and mastering.
she can remember, Exum never considered Exum says more just her unit will be
competing. Although she often sings the rooting for her when she performs on the
National Anthem for her unit, Operation Pentagon Channel.
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an audience since her elementary school “From the very beginning, they (family
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“All my life, I’ve been singing,” said for me to tell them I made it to the next
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mom would have me sing for her friends.” about competing.
Exum competed against at least 24 “I’m glad that my NCOs were pushing
other contestants to become the represen- me to do this,” she said. “I underestimated
tative for Area I. After which her winning my abilities. I really didn’t think I would
performance tape and those of all the other make it this far.”
Areas’ winners were forward to the Penta- Viewers are invited to vote via the in-
gon Channel for selection. Exum was se- ternet to select the winners, who will be
lected as one of 12 finalists. revealed during the 30-minute live-to-sat-
The idea of Operation Rising Star was ellite show on the Pentagon Channel at 1
taken from the popular television show p.m., EST, on Nov. 14. For more informa-
American Idol. The competition was open tion, log on to www.armymwr.com/portal/
to all active-duty, Reserve, and National news/display.asp?NEWS_ID=867
Free musical concert at Yongsan
The Korea America Friendship Society is hosting a FREE concert for
military and civilian members of the Yongsan community on Thursday, Nov.
13, 7 p.m. at the Seoul American High School Auditorium in Yongsan South
The concert will be performed by the renowned Gangnam Symphony
Orchestra with Maestro Suh Hyun-Suk conducting. Musical selections
include classical compositions by Tchaikovsky and Bernstein, and popular
selections like “Nants’ Ingonyma” from the musical “Lion King,” “Oh Happy
Days” from the movie “Sister Act,” and many more. Vocals will be performed
by the “U-Angel Voice,” an all-male classical singers quintet.
No reservations required. Seating begins 6:30 p.m. For more information,
call the U.S. Forces Korea Public Affairs Office at 723-6685.
Correction: The International Peace Marathon article from Page 18 of the Oct. 17
edition of the Morning Calm should list Spc. Steven Royter, 169th Signal Company,
36th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade in the list of participants.
OCTOBER 31, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 5
Soldiers, Civilians focus on EEO in
Four Lenses workshop at Casey
By Jim Cunningham began in the 1920s with Carl Jung, a Swiss personality types. The green type is for
USAG-RC Public Affairs psychiatrist who wrote “Psychological independent thinkers, the orange type is for
Types,” an academic study explaining why those thriving on excitement and physical
C A S EY G A R R I S O N — So l d i e r s , and how we process information, Rieth challenges, the gold is for highly organized
Department of the Army Civilian and explained. persons, and the blue is for nurturing
Korean employees came together in USAG- “Shortly after Jung wrote ‘Psychological personalities, Rieth explained.
Casey’s Digital Conference Center Oct. 21 Types’ in the 1920s, Katherine Briggs “This process shows us how people gather
to learn how to focus on the different aspects began exploring Jung’s theory,” Rieth said. and process information,” Rieth said. “It
and behavior of their fellow colleagues “Isabel Myers, Katherine Briggs’ daughter, shows us how to accept people for who they
during a Four Lenses Workshop given by developed a self-report for people to see are, not what we want them to be, and to
the USAG-Red Cloud Equal Employment how they fit into Jung’s theory. Together accept ourselves for who we are.”
Opportunity Office. they focused on Jung’s notion of opposites The class arranged themselves in four
The workshop was also given to celebrate and force choices between equally desirable groups, each group gathering among
Individuals with Disabilities and Disabled psychological opposites and developed themselves for each color type. They plotted
Veterans Awareness Month. the 16 Myers-Briggs Type Indicators their interaction preferences of thinking,
“The goals of the National Disability psychologists know today.” feeling, judging, perceiving by listing their
Employment Awareness month are to Using a ‘kit’ titled the ‘Four Temperament needs, strengths, and joys. The group then
increase the public’s awareness of the Discovery Kit,’ the class chose favorite listed them on a large sheet of paper and
contributions and skills of American photos on four postage size cards. They presented them to the class by color group.
Doctor Linda Rieth, IMCOM-Korea region
workers with special needs,” said Linda then arranged the cards in order of their The class learned by example of their own
chief of military personnel, explains the Four
Rieth, Installation Management Command- preferences. The next task was turning the preferences how the color categories of
Lenses Program and the National Disability
Korea Region chief of Military Personnel, cards over and selecting them a second personality types describe themselves.
Employment Awareness Month to Soldiers
and workshop facilitator. “A second goal is to time by recognizing the traits they felt “The general population breaks down
and Civilians gathered in the USAG-Casey
highlight the specific employment barriers most described their temperaments and by personality types as 44 percent gold, 40
Digital Conference Center Oct. 21 for a day-
faced by those with special needs.” again, arranging the cards in order of most percent orange, 6 percent green, and 10
long workshop. — U.S. Army photo by Jim
“In 1945 Congress enacted a law accurate to least accurate. The class then percent blue,” Rieth said.
declaring the first week in October each took a “Preference Survey,” of 10 sentences After learning how each personality type
year National Employ the Physically with four endings. affects other personality types, by learning profile tests myself and they have always
Handicapped Week,” she continued. “Indicate the endings that are most like things that cause stress on others and things gotten me thinking,” said Margaret Banish-
“In1962, the word ‘physically’ was removed you, in the order of preference,” Rieth said. to frustrate others, the groups mixed with Donaldson, Program for Individuals with
to acknowledge the employment needs and “Write a 4 beside the one that is most like people of the other personality color types Disabilities Special Emphasis program
contributions of individuals with all types of you, a 3 beside the one that is next most like and began an exercise to learn how to work manager. “While I caution that these
disabilities. In 1988, Congress expanded the you, a 2 beside the one that is next, and a 1 together and solve real world problems. instruments should not be used to stereotype
week to a month and changed the name to beside the one that is least like you.” Each group had to manage a crisis as ourselves or other people, or to make
National Disability Employment Awareness The scores were tabulated on a score if they were a city council coping with people feel limited in their ability to
Month.” sheet arranged in three steps divided in a natural disaster such as a category five change, I think they are helpful in getting
The Four Lenses Workshop focuses on four categories designated gold, green, blue hurricane. people to understand basic preferences for
a special way to type personalities, which and orange. These categories came with “I have taken many different personality communicating.”
Graves passes USAG-RC HHC guidon to Han on Red Cloud
By Spc. Alun Thomas made all things possible and successful.”
USAG-RC Public Affairs Meisler commented on Graves’s
outstanding work with the Uijeongbu
RED CLOUD GARRISON— The community through a local orphanage and
colors of United States Army Garrison, successfully dealing with the complexities of
Headquarters, Headquarters and Company, being a garrison commander, which often
were passed from outgoing commander involved a lack of manpower.
Capt. Dennis Graves, to incoming “As you deploy to sunny Kuwait in
commander Capt. Yun Song Han, during a support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, you
change of command ceremony, on the brisk will have new opportunities to excel, and
fall morning of Oct.27 at the USAG-RC I wish you the very best,” Meisler said to
headquarters building; ending Graves one Graves.
year tenure as HHC commander. Meisler welcomed Han as commander
Han, whose most recent assignment and said he enters as commander with good
was as training and operations officer at credentials, having performed excellently
USAG-RC Directorate of Plans, Training, with DPTMS over the previous year.
Mobilization, and Security, replaces Graves “Capt. Han has already demonstrated a
who is assigned to the 595th Transportation strong desire to bring the command to new
Terminal Group, Camp Arfijan, Kuwait. levels,” Meisler said. “Good luck as you
“I am thankful for the opportunity to take Lieutenant Col. Donald Meisler (right), USAG-Casey garrison commander, passes the Head- embark on the challenge of command. You
command at Headquarters, Headquarters quarters and Headquarters Company, USAG-RC, guidon to incoming commander Capt. Yun will find that company command will always
Company in Korea,” Han said during his Song Han (left), as he replaces outgoing commander Capt. Dennis Graves (far right) during a be one of your most memorable during your
remarks. “I want to thank the DPTMS change of command ceremony, Oct. 27, USAG-RC headquarters building. Visit www.flickr.com/ time in the Army in which you get to spend
family for guiding me in the right direction imcomkorea to view these photos. — U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Alun Thomas time with the Soldiers. Enjoy it.”
when I arrived at this unique garrison effect,” Han said at the conclusion of his colors was conducted. Han graduated as a commissioned officer
environment for the first time last year.” speech. “The Soldiers of HHC rose up to every in the Transportation Corp in 2004. He has
Han thanked Graves for maintaining Lieutenant Col. Donald Meisler, USAG- challenge under the leadership of Capt. served as chemicals officer, 4th Brigade, 4th
the company and its Soldiers and promised Casey garrison commander, also thanked Graves,” Meisler said. “Being a commander Infantry Division, and executive officer, Fox
to follow Graves’s example as HHC Graves for his job as commander, adding the is no easy task, and a lot of hard work and Company, 704th Brigade Support Battalion
commander. day was special for both Graves and Han as team effort between Capt. Graves and 1st at Fort Hood, Texas and platoon leader,
“All policies and procedures remain in the time honored tradition of the change of Sergeants Grant-Butler, Dickens, and others, 704th BSB, in Baghdad, Iraq.
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http://imcom.korea.army.mil AREA I THE MORNING CALM
News & Notes Red Cloud, 2nd Infantry
Visitors to the FVAP web site at www.fvap.
gov are now able to save their completed
Online Federal Post Card Application and
Division laud volunteers
Online Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot
to their computer for future use, using an By Jim Cunningham Cross, during the tsunami in Indonesia
Adobe Acrobat Reader version of 7.0 or USAG-RC Public Affairs and Hurricane Katrina and during the
higher. The FVAP can be contacted from deployment of the 11th Armored Cavalry
the United States at 1-800-438-8663 and CASEY GARRISON—United States Regiment to Iraq, these collective experiences
from 67 countries using the specific in- Army Garrison Red Cloud along with 2nd and many others, taught me the true value
ternational toll-free numbers listed on the
Infantry Division awarded 39 volunteers and need for dedicated volunteers,” Jackson
FVAP web site at www.FVAP.gov,
who donated more than 2,400 hours to the said. “This team of volunteers consists of
Victim Advocate Hot Line area community in a ceremony presented some of the most dedicated, committed
USAG-RC Victim Advocate Hot Line is 011- by USAG-RC Army Community Services and hard working volunteers we have come
9187-2001. Take a stand against domestic in the ballroom of the Warrior’s Club Oct. across.”
violence. Victim Advocate Coordinator US- 22 on USAG-Casey Soldiers and Civilians in the workforce
AG-Casey ACS, Building 2603. For more “Today we are privileged to honor our could not do what they do from day to day
information call 730-3494. volunteers who have donated their valuable without the support of the volunteer force,
time in direct support of the 2nd Infantry Jackson continued.
Stanley Fall Festival
Division and USAG-Red Cloud,” said “Without your community service we
Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Guest speaker, Sabrina Jackson, wife of Col.
in concert with the 304th Signal Battalion Sabrina Jackson, wife of Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ would not have a strong quality of life in Area
Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson, USAG-RC garrison
will present a Community-wide Fall Festi- Jackson, USAG-RC garrison commander, I,” she said. “Volunteers are truly the force
commander, delivers an address to the vol-
val Nov. 1 beginning 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Live and guest speaker. “In Area I we have a force behind the force due to their direct support
unteers honored at the USAG-RC and 2ID
bands, DJs, food and refreshmens by Reg- of more than 10,000 Soldiers and Civilians to Area I programs such as the Pear Blossom
Volunteer Recognition Awards Ceremony
gie’s club. Inflatables for children, and con- serving to ensure we are able to preserve a Cottages, summer youth camps, American
tests for adults, events feature prizes for held in the ballroom of the Warrior’s club on
democratic way of life. Serving with Soldiers Red Cross, good neighbor programs, as
all ages, yard sale: bring things to sell. For USAG-Casey Oct. 22. — U.S. Army photo by
and Civilians are more than 212 registered well as supporting Better Opportunities for
more information call: 732-7079 Jim Cunningham
volunteers who perform a wide variety of Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers.
tasks in support of 2ID and Area I.” These programs and services as well as to live and work, Jackson continued.
Daily Mass at USAG-RC
Join us for daily Mass 11:30 to 11:50 a.m. For the past 20 years, military life has many others have truly made life better for “In the encouraging words of Dr.
Mon-Fri in USAG-RC Warrior Chapel. For afforded Jackson the opportunity to live our service members and civilians. They Dorothy Hyatt: without community service
more information call 732-6404. and work around the world and allowed have made it better by embracing the Army we would not have a strong quality of life,”
her to work and supervise many volunteers, Family Covenant.” Jackson said. “It is important to the person
Mitchell’s Club Thanksgiving Special she explained. These volunteers help in safeguarding our who serves as well as the recipient because it
Mitchell’s Club will offer a Thanksgiving “As a manager for the American Red quality of life, making Area I a better place is the way we ourselves grow and develop.”
Special whole roasted turkey (16-20lb) wh-
Rice Festival entertains Soldiers, Civilians
cih serves 8-12 with cranberry sauce, can-
died 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.
By Margaret Banish-Donaldson
American Indian/Alaskan USAG-RC Public Affairs
Native Heritage Month
The 2nd Infantry Division and USAG-Red RED CLOUD GARRISON—The
Cloud will present National American In- 10th Rice Cultural Festival, held for four
dian Heeritage Month Observince titled days at Seolbond Park Icheon, Kyonggido,
“Living in Many Worlds” Nov. 19 at 11 a.m.
featured numerous musical and dance
in the USAG-RC Theater. For more infor-
mation call: 730-4287. performance groups to include rice cooking,
puppet shows, riding carts, games, and
BOSS Bargain Weekend theatrical performances.
Better Opportunities for Single and Unac- Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation
companied Soldiers will host their annual provided buses from USAG-Red Cloud,
BOSS Bargain Weekend to Mount Sorak USAG-Casey, and Camp Stanley for
Nov. 8-10. For more information call: 725- Soldiers, American and Korean civilians,
6070. and their family members Oct. 25 to attend
this event free-of-charge.
3rd Annual Black and White Ball
Camp Stanley Better Opportunities for “I thought it was awesome,” said Yong-Ae
Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers will Black, program director, USAG-Red Cloud
host the 3rd Annual Black and White Ball Community Activity Center. “I received
in USAG-Casey Warrior’s Club Nov. 8. For nothing but positive feedback about the
more information call: 732-5293. event from the people who attended.”
The festival is held in the harvest season
USAG-RC Gas Station Hours every year to publicize the superiority of
USAG-RC gas station will be closed for Icheon rice, which represents Icheon’s
lunch from 1:30-2:30 p.m. daily. For more
special product, which is a symbol of the
information call: 732-7167
USAG-Red Cloud and 2ID “Rice is polished using a home polishing
Celebrate American Education Week machine, cooked in a caldron, and sold on
USAG-Red Cloud and 2ID will celebrate the scene,” Black said. “Agricultural people
American Education Week Nov. 16 through and visitors gather to celebrate the abundant
22. This year’s theme is “Army Education: crop where various kinds of agricultural
Strong Soldiers, Families and Communi- products, along with new rice, are featured
ties. For more information call: 732-7015. during the festivity.”
“The festival was perfectly sized,” said
Become an Inspector General
The 8th Army Inspector General has imme- Bill Nolan, Information Management
diate openings for officers and NCOs. For Office, and father of two daughters. “Big
more information call: 725-6739. enough to have a little something for Soldiers, American and Korean civilians from USAG-Red Cloud, USAG-Casey and Camp Stan-
everyone; small and safe enough to let your ley enjoyed a tug-of-war Oct. 25 at the 10th Icheon Rice Cultural Festival. Visit www.flickr.com/
children go free and explore.” imcomkorea to download these photos. -— U.S. Army photo by Margaret Banish-Donaldson
OCTOBER 31, 2008 AREA I USAG-RC • PAGE 7
8th Army holds final smackdown at Casey
By Jim Cunningham Troops Battalion for 1. the tournament.” “We taught Olympic wrestling rules,
USAG-RC Public Affairs Staff Sgt. Jeffery Duncan of 8th Army Hlavacek, a recognized sports official and but the No. 1 concern is teaching wrestling
Chaplain’s Office defeated Sgt. David specialist for IMCOM, found something safety,” Hlavacek said. “We tell athletes
C A S E Y G A R R I S O N — Wa r r i o r s Haynes of 1-72D AR for 1 in the 167 special about Army sports on the Korean they are responsible for the safety of their
gathered in Casey’s Carey Fitness Center pounds class. peninsula. opponent, we do not want anyone to get
to witness 46 of the 8th Army’s wrestlers Staff Sgt. Stacy Sparks of 604th Air “The teamwork among the Korean injured; we want safety first.”
collide in the biggest smackdown in recent Support Operations Squadron defeated Pfc. employees, the Army Civilians, and the Wrestling championships have a long
8th Army history, explained Tom Hlavacek, David Ruth of 1-15th Field Artillery for 1 Soldiers on the peninsula provide a wonderful history in the 8th Army sports programs, said
Installation Management Command- in the 187 pounds class. camaraderie and working relationship that Tom Higgins, 8th Army sports director.
Europe, sports program, sports training and For the 213 pounds class, 1st Lt. Anthony is special,” he said. “The other thing we see “We started the wrestling championships
officiating specialist. Dunkin of 4-7th Cavalry defeated Pfc. special is the number of Family Morale, back in 1990,” Higgins said.
“Area I Public Affairs did a great job for Robert Alsbrook of 172D AR for 1. Welfare, and Recreation sports and fitness The Army has one of the best wrestling
the sports program,” Hlavacek said. “You For the 275 pounds class, 1st Lt. Matthew programs and FMWR programs in general. programs around. From this championship
did too good of a job because 8th Army has Luyster of 1-15th FA defeated Capt. Joseph I have been here for five days now and I have we will probably get about four or five good
had much more turnout for sports than in Harrison of 1-72D AR for 1. seen a Flag Football Championship, today’s wrestlers who will have a good chance to go
recent history.” Before the tournament, wrestlers gathered 8th Army Wrestling Championship. I will on to the Army Sports Trials.” The Army
Eight weight classes were contested; the for special instruction from Hlavacek in how see a basketball championship on Sunday Trials are not the end to opportunities for
119 pounds class and the 128 pounds class to wrestle Olympic style. and teams from Area I will play in the soccer Soldiers who participate in FMWR sports
had no entries. “I came from Germany to support the 8th championships.” programs, Higgins continued.
Pvt. Ryan Wilson of 304th Signal Army Wrestling Championship,” Hlavacek “I do not know anywhere else in the “The Army will participate in
defeated Pfc. Elisha Humes 1-72nd Armored said. “I was one of the instructors giving a U.S. Army where so many events go on in selecting an Armed Forces champion,”
Regiment for 1 in the 139 pounds class. wrestling clinic before the tournament. It one weekend,” he added. The wrestling class Higgins said. “After being selected they
For the 152 pounds class, 1st Lt. was highly attended, we had 26 wrestlers highlighted not only the rules of Olympic will go on to the nationals, and many
Kenneth Laird of 1-2D Aviation defeated who came from throughout Korea. I also wrestling, but more important issues as well, Soldiers have gone on to the Olympics
Spc. Patrick Rautert of Division Special came to serve as one of the officials during Hlavacek continued. from there.”
1/72nd Armor over 2/9 Infantry 42-28 in Unit Level Championship
By Jim Cunningham and featured the best football teams in Area
USAG-RC Public Affairs I, Williams continued.
“The two teams going forward next
CASEY GARRISON—After a weeklong weekend to play in the 8th Army Flag
series of flag football games to determine Football Championships will be 1/72nd AR
the unit level champions, 1/72nd Armor and 2/9th IN,” Williams said. “The games
defeats 2/9th Infantry 42-28. Teams from will be held at USAG-Humphreys.”
six different units in Area I came together The unit level games recognize the efforts
on their home turf to begin the tournament, of all the players, Williams pointed out.
which held the final on Soldier’s Field in “We will award 1 and 2 team trophies,
USAG-Casey. as well as 1 and 2 individual trophies,”
“For this Warrior Country Unit Level Williams said. “We are awarding 15 players
Flag Football Championship we had six and one coach.”
teams compete,” said Jim Williams, USAG- The unit level competition starts in
RC Family Morale, Welfare, and Recreation August every year ending in mid October,
sports specialist. “Three teams from the Red Williams continued.
Cloud enclave and three from the Casey “We began with 35 teams at Casey
enclave. The top three teams from each and 12 teams at the Red Cloud enclave,”
enclave played Wednesday through Friday Williams said. “The two enclaves have their The quarterback of the 1/72nd Armor flag football team hurles the pigskin in a pass resulting in
this week here on Casey’s Soldier’s Field.” own playoffs finding the top six teams; they a touchdown during the Warrior Country Flag Football Championship held on Soldier’s Field in
It was a double elimination tournament come to Casey to play off for the finals.” USAG-Casey Oct. 24. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
Tom Hlavacek (kneeling left) officiates as Warrior wrestlers compete for their weight class title during the 8th Army Wrestling Championship held in Carey Fitness Center on USAG-Casey Oct.
25. Visit www.flickr.com/imcomkorea at download high-resolution versions of these photos. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
OCTOBER 31, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 9
Yongsan tests first responders K-16 AB Town
By David McNally
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — Garrison questions
officials tested procedures Oct. 24 for how
they would react to a chemical spill. By David McNally
Emergency officials responded to a USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
mach report of a person having difficulty
breathing near Military Police Gate (Gate K-16 AIR BASE — About 120
No. 1). Three additional people we’re Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members
“incapacitated.” As part of the exercise, fire attended a town hall meeting Oct. 21 at
officials reported a possible toxic spill. the K-16 Community Activity Center.
Evaluators from the stateside Emergency The senior tenant unit on the
First Responder Program watched as the installation is the 2nd Battalion, 2nd
exercise scenario developed. Aviation Regiment. The commander, Lt.
Garrison officials quickly moved to close Col. Matthew Lewis, opened the meeting
off the area and implement safety protocols. by demonstrating the Family Readiness
The Garrison immediately notified tenant Group Web site. The unit FRG uses the
units and prepared to notionally inform the site to communicate internally.
public through loudspeakers, AFN Korea "We use a password protected site
Firefighters participate in a realistic chemical spill Oct. 24 — U.S. Army photo by Jason C. Adolphson
radio and television and the local media. to pass along vital information to our
Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall Soldiers and Family Members," Lewis
that they know what to do.” Emergency Services director.
and his staff reacted to the "crisis" on-scene said.
Temporado said dealing with a toxic spill “The Emergency First Responder Program
and from the Installation Operations Center. Visitors can go to www.armyfrg.org,
is one of the most difficult things to do, and designates certain garrisons Armywide for
Seoul first responders also participated in the but need the last four of the sponsor's
it requires teamwork. participation,” Mills said. “We check to see
exercise. social security number to access the
“I thought it was an outstanding job if our program has enhanced first responder
“Our number one goal is to protect lives,” site.
by the fire department,” Mills said. “The capabilities through training and equipment
said Michael Mills, Army Emergency First K-16 Air Base is one of nine
decontamination shelter went up very that the program provides.”
Responder Program exercise director. installations under the management of
quickly.” The team is testing all four Army
The Emergency First Responder Program U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan. Garrison
Medical Evaluator Lynn Baldvins also garrisons in Korea. “Overall, we thought
provides equipment and training to Army Commander Col. Dave Hall briefed the
praised the rapid extraction of casualties and USAG-Yongsan did a good job,” Mills
installations worldwide. The program group on current projects and events.
the decontamination setup. said.
evaluates the effectiveness and responsiveness “A new K-16 Indoor Pool currently
“I have never seen such a rapid move of Officials held an after-action review
of first responders and also provides the under construction should open by
casualties,” Baldvins said. “The casualties within hours of the exercise to gain insights
garrison commander with a feedback Thanksgiving,” Hall said.
were out of area within five minutes.” from what went right and what procedures
mechanism, Mills said. Hall also announced a $2.7 million
“Compared to previous exercises, can be improved.
“Our people have been training hard sports field upgrade that will include
I think we have a better picture of “This exercise tested how we would
on this equipment,” said Alex Temporado, a running tracks and fields funded
what we need to do to move forward,” react in a crisis,” Hall said. “It’s a valuable
USAG-Yongsan fire chief. “I feel comfortable by Family and Morale, Welfare and
said Ricky Oxendine, USAG-Yongsan experience.”
Recreation. The project should be ready
AFAP delegates meet to discuss change next year, he said.
“We have plans for a commissary, but
we don't have funding,” Hall said. “What
By David McNally the power to make a difference.” we’re doing is stocking commissary items
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Conference attendees quickly got to in the shoppette.”
work breaking into groups and pouring Hall told the group that the Garrison’s
YONGSAN GARRISON - The 2009 over the issues. vision is to have a small child development
Yongsan Family Action Plan Conference Last year, the Yongsan conference center at K-16 Air Base if funding
kicked off Oct. 23 at the Community considered 74 issues. “Of those issues, becomes available.
Services Building. The gathering brought 66 were referred to the AFAP Steering “I don't want to give anyone false
together 226 issues, 50 delegates and 40 Committee for further action,” Armstrong expectations,” Hall said. “But, we’re
subject matter experts. said. “We only have three open issues from trying to get these projects through.”
Garrison officials and volunteers worked last year and we're still working those.” K-16 Air Base is one of the only
together to develop solutions to a host of This year, Armstrong worked with the enduring installations in the Yongsan
issues submitted by community members. Garrison to get an online submission form Relocation Plan. Under the plan, much
“The energy is high and people’s voices on the official Garrison web site. “We of Yongsan Garrison will close by 2012.
are being heard,” said Julia Armstrong, event received an overwhelming response from During the town hall meeting,
coordinator. “I’m very optimistic.” community members,” Armstrong said. questions came up about eligibility for a
The Army conducts AFAP conferences “Along with our issue drop boxes across the U.S. Forces Korea Driver’s License.
with the same structure and format across Garrison, we have 226 new issues.” Many noncommand sponsored
garrisons worldwide; however, the Yongsan Armstrong said delegates would work Sgt. Tomeka Stinson speaks during a discussion at
the 2009 Yongsan Family Action Plan Conference Family Members want licenses, but are
conference addressed local issues submitted the top eight issues during the conference, not sure of the policy.
Oct. 23. — U.S. Army photo by David McNally
over the past year. Oct. 23-24. Hall said the Garrison would put
U . S . A r m y G a r r i s o n - Yo n g s a n “The other 218 issues will be presented more accessible location. more information out. An exception to
Commander Col. Dave Hall motivated the to the AFAP Steering Committee,” she said. “The early express shopping at the policy is required.
group with opening remarks. “The issues will be reviewed and will move Commissary is an AFAP success story,” Other parents brought up the issue of
“I’ve been through five AFAP conferences, through the process of active, completed or Hall said. getting children safely to Yongsan schools
and I know they work,” Hall said. “You have unattainable.” The Yongsan Commissary did a test from K-16 Air Base. The installation is
AFAP has been improving quality of run of express shopping over a three- a 30 to 45 minute drive from Yongsan
life for 25 years across the Army. “It gives month period. They found it was a viable Garrison. Hall said the Garrison would
the community a voice in shaping their service. put together a working group to see if
standards of living and identifying issues “Now we have expanded hours 7-10 school buses are an option.
relevant to the current environment,” a.m. Tuesday through Friday,” Hall said. Acting Army and Air Force Exchange
Armstrong said. “AFAP works.” Service General Manager Gloria Cho
USAG-Yongsan Community Members! Completed issues from last year's The conference closed Oct. 24, but the
Make your voice heard! Take the survey at:
told the group that people can put in
conference include expanded commissary issues ironed out at the conference have requests for commissary items to be
hours, more parking spaces and the Army the potential to continue on and improved
Community2008 through Nov. 7.
Community Service office move to a Yongsan quality of life, Hall said. –See TOWN HALL, Page 10–
USAG-Y • PAGE 10
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News & Notes
Halloween Trick or Treat Hours
Yongsan dogs put on a show
Yongsan will celebrate Halloween Saturday. By Pfc. Choi Keun-woo
The official “trick-or-treat” hours are 6-8:30 USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
p.m. Children under 10-years-old must be
accompanied by a parent or designated
YONGSAN GARRISON — Chihuahuas,
adult. For information, call 738-5556.
maltese, cocker spaniels, keeshonds as well
Hannam Village Town Hall as other kinds you may not be so familiar
There will be a Hannam Village Town Hall with lined up on stage in the 2008 Yongsan
Meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday a the Hannam Dog Show.
Village Chapel. Hannam Village residents are “We had the first dog show last year,”
invited to attend for community updates and said Mario Farrula, Community Activites
participate in a question and answer session Centers director. “This year the weather is
with the USAG-Yongsan commander. For chilly, but turn out has been really good.
information, call 738-7354.
Events like this help to bring families
Ration Control Office is Moving together.”
The Ration Control Office in Bldg. 4305 The contest had two categories for 15
will close Nov. 3 to move to the Yongsan inch and less and larger. There were also five
Readiness Center adjacent to the Dragon categories of competition:
Hill Lodge. It will open for business Nov. 4. n Look alike
n Best tricks
Gobblers to-go n Best dress
Main Post Club and Commiskey’s Res- n Ugliest dog
taurant offer Holiday Meals To-Go starting
n People’s choice
Nov. 1 Main Post Club: 723-5678 Commis-
key’s: 736-3971 Contestants could choose to compete in
Chloe Bequillard, 11-years-old, and her Aleana Lallamant and her dog dress in tradtional Korean dresses Oct. 25 at the 2008 Yongsan Dog Show
New Year’s Eve Bowling Party
at the Yongsan Commissary parking lot. — U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Choi Keun-woo
Yongsan Lanes is sponsoring a New Year’s 13-week old keeshond “Sonya” competed in
Even bowling party for families. Tickets are the Look alike category. Both were dressed along with her pet. Chloe Bequillard
on sale starting Nov. 1 at Yongsan Lanes. in Pocahontas costumes. “I was really excited to participate,” and her keeshond
For information, call 723-7830. “When I figured out there was a contest, said Amanda Patrick. “But Harley would puppy “Sonya”
not do the tricks.” pose for a photo
I thought Sonya and I would have a good
Yongsan Customer Service Survey after winning the
time dressing up,” she said. At the end of the dog show USAG-
Until Nov. 7 the Installation Management Look-alike contest
Sonya won first place for both the Look Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall and the People’s
Command will conduct a customer service
assessment of services provided by USAG- alike’ and People’s choice categories, which presented awards. Four $25 commissary gift Choce Award.
Yongsan. This assessment is a web-based, were decided by popular vote. certificates were raffled out to the audience.
Visit http://yongsan.korea.army.mil and follow Of course, not all contestants were able to T-shirts and backpacks were also raffled
the survey link. win but for most, the contest was a chance to out during the course of the show courtesy
get out and have fun with their pets. of Better Opportunity for Single and
MP Courtesy Checks “This is our first time to participate in Unaccompanied Soldiers.
Military Police now conduct courtesy the event and it was a lot of fun,” said Joe USAG-Yongsan Family and Morale,
checks of homes on Yongsan Garrison and Welfare and Recreation sponsored the show.
Lallamant. “My daughter really wanted to
Hannam Village while occupants are on
come to show her dog and get a chance to “I’m happy that we are able to provide
leave, on temporary duty or participating
in field exercises. Housing residents need dress up.” activities like this for the community,”
only complete a form at the MP station. For His daughter, Aleana, wore a Korean said Farrulla. “It helps bring the family
information, call 724-3004. traditional “hanbok” dress on stage together.”
Windows Vista Migration
Beginning Nov. 15, All Korea LandWarNet
computer systems will begin migrating to a
Korean graduate students tour installation
new Microsoft operating system and desk- By Pfc. Choi Keun-woo As for designing the park, Kim offered a
top application suite - Windows Vista and USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs general suggestion.
Microsoft Office 2007. “In Korea there is a tendency to do
YONGSAN GARRISON — Twelve everything very quickly,” she said. “But
Yoga Class Korean graduate students from the University I hope that enough thought and careful
Enjoy yoga classes 6 p.m. every Monday of Seoul toured Yongsan Garrison Oct. 21.
and Wednesday at Hannam Village, 8:30
planning can go into laying out a blue print
The students are studying landscape for the park.”
a.m. and 5:15 p.m. every Tuesday and
Thursday at Hannam Village and 9-10 architecture. They understand Yongsan Although the purpose of the trip was
a.m. every Saturday at Collier Field House. Garrison may someday become Seoul’s to see the installatino was part of a class
For information call 738-8608. version of “central park” when the U.S. project, it was also a cultural experience
military moves. They are working on an for some.
Smoking Cessation Classes architectual project for what that park could “I have never been to the United
The community holds monthly smoking look like. Cpt. Robert Paul (left), a USAG-Yongsan opera- States before,” said Ko Jae-woong, who
cessation clinics consisting of four, one- Professor Kim Ay-yeon coordinated the tions officer speaks with University of Seoul gradu-
is currently in his second semester of the
hour group sessions. For information, call ate students during a Commiskey’s Restaurant
visit with U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan master’s degree program. “But, I could
736-6693/3029. luncheon Oct. 21 at Yongsan Garrison. — U.S.
Community Relations Officer An Chang-sin. Army photo by Pfc. Choi Keun-woo definitely sense a sharp contrast between
Community of Sharing “In class, we were studying about ways with the atmosphere here and outside of base.
USAG-Yongsan runs a program to pro- which we could design a park here in Yongsan Cpt. Robert Paul, an operations officer with Would it be safe to say that this is what
vide holiday meals for qualified Military once the Garrison moves to Pyeongtaek,” the Garrison at lunch with the students. American looks like?”
and Civilian Families. Leaders, take care Kim said. “Before, we walked around the “I invited the two captains to give the Toward the end of the day, USAG-
of your deserving Servicemembers and Yongsan walls and went up to Namsan to get students a chance to ask questions about the Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall met
Civilians. The application deadline is Nov. a view of the base.” U.S. Army,” An said. with the group and presented a commander’s
14 for Thanksgiving. For information, call An found out about the professor’s project Many of the students were too shy to ask coin to Professor Kim.
738-7505. and invited them to tour the installation questions, but some of them did ask about “We are really happy to host this visit,”
as part of the Garrison’s Good Neighbor the buildings on base. One student asked Hall said. “I hope you got a good idea of
Program. which building they would keep if only one what life is like on Yongsan Garrison.”
For a complete list of community After the tour, students gathered at building could be left intact. Both answered “Today has been a very educational experience,”
information news and notes, visit the Commiskey’s Restaurant for lunch. Cpt. the U.S. Forces Korea headquarters building, she said. “I am so glad that this opportunity was
USAG-Yongsan official web site at
Young Chun, Headquarters and Headquarters commonly referred to as the “White House” made available and cannot thank the Garrison
Company USAG-Yongsan Commander, and for historical value. enough for providing this tour.”
OCTOBER 31, 2008 AREA II USAG-Y • PAGE 11
Red Ribbon Week
sends positive message
By Cpl. Lee Min-hwi
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — “Step it
Community prepares for Halloween
up. A call to action!” is the theme of the
National Red Ribbon Week celebrated by
the Yongsan community Oct. 20-24.
National Red Ribbon Week increases
By Spc. Jason C. Adolphson There’s also a Halloween “alternative”
awareness about the dangers of drugs.
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs during trick-or-treat hours Saturday.
As part of the local observation, Seoul
Hannam Village Chapel will hold a
American Middle and High School students
YONGSAN GARRISON — Community “Hallelujah Night” at the Hannam Village
reaffirmed their intention to maintain drug-
members are getting Halloween costumes Ballfield. There will be buses departing
ready for fun times 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Yongsan Garrison for that event. Contact
“This week is designated by the
“We want to ensure sponsors from the chapel for details. There will be food,
Department of Defense in recognition for
outlying areas make it back home to be with games and prizes.
Drug Enforcement Administration agent
their children for trick or treating,” said U.S. Garrison officials urge all Halloween
Enrique Camarena who was tortured and
Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. participants to remember to follow the
murdered by drug dealers in Mexico 23
Dave Hall. established rules and safety measures.
years ago,” said Vanessa Mitchell, U.S. Army
Many Yongsan Family and Morale, “Children 10-years-old and younger
Garrison-Yongsan Army Substance Abuse
Welfare and Recreation facilities will offer must be accompanied by an adult for all
Halloween events. Today, children can Halloween related activities, and the buddy
“His efforts were to reduce the drugs
receive free trick-or-treat candies from system is urged for older kids,” said USAG-
coming to the United States,” she continued.
Reggie’s inside the Main Post Club and Yongsan Safety Manager Russell Obey.
“This week not only honors his memory, but
Commiskey’s Restaurant 5-7 p.m. Adults Halloween trick-or-treating will mean
also educates people about the dangers of The Yongsan community has many Halloween
can participate in a cosmic Halloween hundreds of youth on installations streets
drugs and increases the awareness of keeping events planned — U.S. Army photo by Daivd
costume contest 9:30 p.m. at Yongsan Saturday. Obey stressed these safety
drug-free community.” McNally
The Yongsan Adolescent Substance Abuse
Saturday, there will be a Yongsan n Parents should know where kids are and and if walking on the street is a must - stay
Counseling Service prepared daily middle
Commissary Halloween Costume Contest equip them with cell phones if possible. to the side of the road and walk toward
for all ages at 1 p.m. Also, trick-or-treaters n Dress in safe costumes that prevent trips traffic.
n Hugs not Drugs
can add the Child Development Center and falls. If wearing a mask, ensure children n Only approach homes with lights on
n Score Against Drugs-Be Drug Free
parking lot to their door-to-door stops have a clear and visible view. and those serving treats should ensure their
n Sock it to Drugs
to receive bags of candy from Navy Club n Real jack-o-lanterns with lit candles areas are well lit.
n Turn Your Back on Drugs
personnel dressed in costumes. should be placed where children cannot n Stay cautious of strangers and do not
n Rally in Red Day
Additionally, the Good Neighbor get burned. enter past the doorway of homes when
At the high school, ASACS presented
Program will host about 50 children from n Props with sharp edges that can hurt trick-or-treating.
a short seminar about Red Ribbon Week
Seoul Haengdang Elementary School for oneself or others are prohibited. n Children should not eat their candy
their first trick-or-treating experience. n Be careful crossing streets; use crosswalks before parental inspection.
“The middle school kids just love these
activities,” said Geri Fortner, ASACS
counselor. “At the middle school level, there
are many events like art contest and wearing
crazy socks and prizes will be handed out. VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
At the high school, we will be sending an
antidrug message. The 8th Army Band will
be coming, too.” Alphonso Mills, a organized, planned,
The Yongsan Commissary donated nearly Seoul American High and led the annual “See
400 shopping bags to the elementary and School senior, has You at the Pole” event
middle school, so students could decorate been a key volunteer Sept. 24. This event is
them with antidrug message. These bags in the CLUB Beyond an international one
went back to the Commissary to remind the Ministr y. Mills is during which high
shoppers of keeping their families safe from the USAG-Yongsan schools from around
dangers of drugs. Youth Volunteer of the the world gather at
“The drug problem in our community Quarter. their flagpole at 7 a.m.
is minimal, but there are still drugs out and pray together.
somewhere available,” Fortner said. “Once USAG-Yongsan will increase on-post shuttle
What does he do? services from two to three buses per hour starting
drugs start to affect the developmental Fro m Ju l y t o How many hours a Monday. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jason C.
system, it permanently alters their brain September, Alphonso week? Adolphson
chemistry. So, it is important to get them up helped plan and 20
front and know the dangers of drugs.” organize CLUB Garrison to increase
Yongsan community members also Alfonso Mills
participated in a Red Ribbon 5K Run Oct.
Beyond’s first Youth for Where does he work? post shuttle services
Christ rally, in which Club Beyond, Seoul
25 at Collier Field House to bring attention 107 teens from Yongsan attended. Because American High School, AFAP, EFMP, USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
to the week. of his visions of success for the event, Youth Rally and VIDANEWAVE.
Alphonso was able to lead 20 of his peers YONGSAN GARRISON – Residents
in developing the theme, organizing Why does he volunteer? can expect post shuttle runs every 20
skits, and deal with a myriad of issues He volunteers to give back to his minutes starting Monday for Yongsan
that led to an incredibly successful youth community. He desires to have a positive Garrison and Camp Coiner.
jubilee. CLUB Beyond was featured on impact on the community in which he “We have some additional drivers and
AFN’s Eagle Wings radio show because lives, attends school, volunteers. we plan to increase services,” said Lydia
of the event. Alphonso was one of four Grohmann, USAG-Yongsan Logistics
spokespersons for the Youth Rally on the What impact does he have? director.
radio show, which brought attention and Through Alphonso’s leadership ability The shuttles run from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
awareness of CLUB Beyond. Alphonso in his volunteer work he acts as a role model Monday-Friday (No federal or training
continued leading his peers in this to other youth and inspires them through holidays). K-16 Air Base and Hannam
dynamic ministry after the youth rally. He his positive and energetic example. Village schedules will not change. For
information, call 738-7265.
USAG-Y • PAGE 12
http://yongsan.korea.army.mil AREA II THE MORNING CALM
As we get set for a night of Halloween with their children 10-years-old and below
fun, let’s remember safety first. I cannot during trick or treating.
stress enough how important safety is to Saturday night, our military police will
our community. I expect to see hundreds of be out in full force to ensure drivers are
smiling children with buckets full of candy aware of the large numbers of pedestrians
walking safely on our sidewalks with parents on the road.
closely monitoring their Parents, let’s make
progress. sure our children have
At Yongsan, we have “Let’s enjoy a night costumes that can be
set our trick-or-treat of fun with candy, seen, with reflective belts
hours at 6-8:30 p.m. costumes and safety. or vests to make them
Saturday, Nov. 1. Happy Halloween!” visible to drivers.
We are observing the Drivers, if you are out
holiday on the Saturday Col. Dave Hall and about on Yongsan
closest to Halloween USAG-Yongsan Commander Garrison Saturday night,
because we have a lot of please use extreme
families with sponsors caution.
working in outlying Our Garrison policy is
areas, like K-16 Air Base and Area I. clear about speed limits around pedestrians.
This way, we’ll be sure parents can be The speed limit is 5 mph.
with their families. Let’s enjoy a night of fun with candy,
And about that, let’s talk about parental costumes and safety. Happy Halloween!
responsibilities. (Editor’s note: For a complete list of
It is Garrison policy that parents must be Halloween events, see Page 11)
TOWN HALL from Page 9
K-16 Air Base Public Works Chief Larry Lyons (right) answers questions at a town hall meeting Oct. 21 at
the Community Activity Center — U.S. Army photo by David McNally
stocked in the K-16 Shoppette. coordinate future support. Hall said there
“We can stock frozen items, but we will be additional case lot sales with better
cannot stock perishable items,” Cho said. publicity.
Community members showed Hall also told the group that the Garrison
appreciation for a Commissary case lot sale is working to get more taxis to serve K-16.
held Oct. 21 at K-16 Air Base. The first ever Hall thanked the group for attending the
sale brought in $3,700 in sales. 2-hour meeting. “Your input will help us
Defense Commissary Agency managers do a better job of serving the community,”
are working closely with the community to Hall said.
OCTOBER 31, 2008 NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 13
Chapel programs bring Soldiers, Families together
Special to the Morning Calm Orphanage in Nam San Won.
Upcoming Strong Bonds trips and
The 501st Military Intelligence Brigade’s a Thanksgiving visit to a local adult
Chapel Office recently hosted a variety of handicapped home are scheduled. For
well-attended programs for Soldiers and information on these events, contact
families in Korea. Major events included Chaplain (Maj.) Sun Macupa, 501st MI
Strong Bonds training focusing on Bde Chaplain at email@example.com
relationship building, and a visit to North or your unit chapel office.
(Left) Seventy-five Soldiers visited with 70
children at the North Orphanage in Nam
San Won Sept. 27 as part of a brigade-level
chapel event providing fellowship, a meal,
and birthday party for the children. (Below)
Forty Soldiers attended a three-day Single
Soldiers Strong Bonds program in Gyoungju,
The chapel hosted Single Soldiers Strong Bonds training on Mt. Sorak Sept. 5-7. The next such Jejudo. — U.S. Army photos courtesy of
trip is planned for Nov. 24 -25. Visit www.flickr.com/imcomkorea for more photos. Chaplain (Maj.) Sun Macupa, 501st Military
Intelligence Bde Chaplain.
One-hundred and thirty-seven people attended the three-day Couples and Family Strong Bonds
training in Gyoungju, Jejudo. This brigade-level chapel program focuses on building healthy
relationships. There are Strong Bonds programs for couples, single Soldiers and families. A
similar event is planned for Dec. 15-17 at no cost to the Soldiers and couples attending. Child
care will also be provided. Visit www.flickr.com/imcomkorea to view photos.
IMCOM-K • PAGE 14
http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: make an appearance. “Default judgment”
means any order, ruling or decree which is
real property leases if they are required to
move pursuant to permanent change of
Benefit of protection adverse to the SMs’ interest. A court may
not enter a default judgment against a SM
without appointing an attorney for him
station orders or deployment orders for a
period of at least 90 days. Automobile leases
may also be terminated if the SM receives
By Capt. Elinor Kim is the ability to stay civil judicial and or her. orders to active duty, PCS to a location
Legal Services administrative proceedings. To invoke this Moreover, a default judgment may be outside the continental United States, or
protection, a court must receive a letter or vacated or set aside and the case reopened if deploy for a period of 180 days or more.
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act of other communication stating that duty the SM’s military service materially affected The SCRA also gives SMs the right to
2003, formerly known as the Soldiers' and requirements materially affect the SM’s him or her from asserting a defense, and the place a 6% interest rate cap on loans and
Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940, is a federal ability to appear and stating a date when the SM has a meritorious or legal defense to the obligations that were incurred prior to entry
law that gives military members important SM will be available to appear. In addition, action or some part of it. onto active duty. Any interest in excess of
protections and benefits. The purpose of a court must receive a letter or other Other significant protections involve real 6% per year during the period of military
the SCRA is to enable Servicemembers to communication from the SM’s commanding property or automobile leases. The SCRA service must be forgiven and not merely
devote their energy to the defense needs of officer stating that current duties prevent the prohibits landlords from evicting SMs or deferred. To implement this protection,
the Nation and to provide for the temporary SM’s appearance and that military leave is their dependents from a residence during a the SM must request a reduction in writing
suspension of judicial and administrative not authorized. Once requested, the court period of military service, except by court and provide a copy of his or her orders to
proceedings and transactions that may must stay the proceedings for at least 90 order. Effective Jan. 1, 2008, this protection the financial institution.
adversely affect the civil rights of SMs days. applies to dwellings with monthly rents of For more information on the SCRA,
during their military service. The SCRA also protects SMs from $2,831.13, which is adjusted annually to contact your local Legal Assistance Office.
One of the most significant protections default judgments from any civil action or account for the housing price inflation. In
that the SCRA gives to active-duty SMs proceeding in which the defendant does not addition, the SCRA allows SMs to terminate
Veterans Day: for all who served important as the warriors in harms way.
Veterans are a cross section of America’s society and may incur all types of disabilities during their
time in the service. There are almost 2.9 million veterans receiving VA disability payments. Approxi-
Special to the Morning Calm mately 12% of all who have served their country are receiving compensation due to disease or injury
associated during military service.
In just a few weeks we will be given the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the American Veteran. We As an active duty member serving here in Korea you should be aware that you may be eligible for
should be planning and preparing for this day with as much thought as we are Halloween and Thanksgiving, the some form of disability compensation upon discharge.
two major holidays that precede and follow this day of acknowledgment. The Veteran Affairs Benefits Delivery at Discharge, office at Yongsan Garrison is here to help soon-
Seventy years ago the idea of “Armistice Day” was passed into law to be a holiday to serve as “a day to dedi- to-be veterans with processing disability claims while you are on active-duty. The office also provides
cated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated…” by our elected leaders as a way to pay official assistance to veterans and family members who reside and work in Korea when various veterans claims
tribute to the “Great War” Veterans. However, sixteen years later in November 1954 it was changed to be the and issues arise. The BDD office is located across from the Dragon Hill lodge in Building 4037 and
“Veterans Day” we know today as a way to acknowledge all American Veterans. is open Monday thru Friday from 0800 to 1630 with the exception of federal holidays. The phone
American Veterans numbering 23, 818, 000 men and women or about 8% of the American population, number is 738-5121.
are to be celebrated on this day. Memorial Day is set-aside for those who have paid the highest price for service Those service members who have 180 days or less remaining on active-duty and have at least 90 days
to their nation. Veterans Day is our country’s way to say thanks to all those who are with us and have worn the left in country should take advantage of this program and submit their applications today. Even if you
uniform of their country. have less than 90 days in country, you should take advantage of the services we can provide.
On Veterans Day we thank those who loaded supplies, cooked the meals, did the administrative paperwork, The BDD office is here for all who are currently serving their country and may have developed an
patrolled the flight line, treated the sick, fixed the plumbing, fought the fight, or did countless other duties to illness, injury, or condition that should be evaluated by the VA for disability compensation. The benefits
help keep the mission on focus and our military ready to “bring it on” if called upon. Too often the support you may receive from the VA are a continuation of the benefits to which you are entitled because of
people are forgotten during these celebrations. But they are Veterans also and their service is and was just as your service to this country.
Oct. 31- Nov. 6
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753-7716 (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
HOVEY The Rocker Star Wars: Clone Wars Quarantine No Show Bangkok Dangerous No Show
Pride and Glory
(PG13) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m.
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OCTOBER 31, 2008 CHAPLAIN IMCOM-K • PAGE 15
Area I Worship Schedule Area II Worship Schedule Area III Worship Schedule Area IV Worship Schedule
Protestant Services Protestant Services Protestant Services Protestant Services
Collective Collective Collective Protestant Collective Protestant
Sunday 1000 Stone Chapel Sunday 0800 Memorial Chapel (Liturgical) Sunday 1100 Freedom Chapel Sunday 1000 Camp Carroll
Sunday 1000 Stanley Chapel 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel 1100 Suwon Air Base Chapel 1030 Camp Walker
Sunday 1030 West Casey Chapel Church of Christ 1700 Camp Walker
0930 Hannam Village Chapel (Korean) 1100 Camp Eagle Chapel
Sunday 1100 Protestant Sunday
1000 South Post Chapel Gospel 1300 Freedom Chapel Gospel 1215 Camp Walker
1030 K-16 Chapel Contemporary 1800 Freedom Chapel 1300 Camp Carroll
Sunday 1100 Warrior Chapel
Sunday 1100 Crusader Chapel 1100 Hannam Village Chapel Contemporary
Sunday 1100 Hovey Chapel Contemporary KATUSA Friday 1900 Camp Walker
Wednesday 1130 Bible Study-Coffee House Sunday 1000 Multi Purpose Training Facility Tuesday 1900 Freedom Chapel Korean
Gospel Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll
Sunday 1100 Casey Memorial Chapel Gospel 1200 South Post Chapel Korean Wednesday 1830 Camp Walker
1230 Camp Stanley Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Wednesday 1730 Freedom Chapel
Wednesday 1800 Gospel Bible Study Saturday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel Wednesday 1900 Freedom Chapel Catholic Services
Stanley Chapel (Bible Study) Mass
Thurday 1900 Gospel Practice
United Pentecostal (UPCI) Sunday 0900 Camp Walker
Sunday 1330 Memorial Chapel Catholic Services 1130 Camp Carroll
Sunday 1230 CRC Warrior Chapel Mass Saturday 1700 Camp Walker
KATUSA KATUSA Daily 1145 Freedom Chapel
Sunday 1930 CRC Warrior Chapel Thursday 1830 Memorial Chapel Sunday 0930 Freedom Chapel Jewish
Sunday 1300 Jackson Auditorium 1700 Camp Eagle Chapel For information, contact Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Avi Weiss, avi.weiss@korea.
Tuesday 1900 Camp Stanley Chapel Episcopal 1700 Suwaon Air Base Chapel army.mil, 723-6707
Tuesday 1840 Casey Stone Chapel Sunday 1000 Memorial Chapel Jewish
Tuesday 1800 Camp Castle Chapel
Tuesday 1830 Casey Memorial Chapel For information, contact Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Avi Weiss, avi.weiss@korea.
Catholic Services army.mil, 723-6707
Tuesday 1830 Camp Hovey Chapel
Thursday 1830 West Casey Chapel
Sunday 0800 South Post Chapel
1130 Memorial Chapel The Command Chaplain’s Office is here to perform, provide, or coordinate
Catholic Mass Saturday 1700 Memorial Chapel
Sunday 1130 Camp Stanley Chapel total religious support to the United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea
Mon/Thur/Fri 1205 Memorial Chapel
Sunday 0900 CRC Warrior Chapel
Tues/Wed 1205 Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel and Eighth U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and authorized civilians
Sunday 1215 West Casey Chapel
Sunday 0930 Camp Hovey Chapel 1st Sat. 0900 Memorial Chapel across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to war.
Later Day Saints Jewish Services Visit the U.S. Forces Korea Religious Support site at:
Sunday 1400 West Casey Chapel Friday 1900 South Post Chapel
Jewish for helpful links and information
Friday 1830 West Casey Chapel
Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact
USAG-Yongsan Chaplains USAG-Humphreys Chaplains USAG-Red Cloud/Casey USAG-Daegu Chaplains
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David B. Crary: Chaplain (Maj.) Klon K. Kitchen, Jr.: 2ID Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Richard Spencer: Chaplain (Maj.) Eddie Kinley:
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IMCOM-K • PAGE 16
http://imcom.korea.army.mil FEATURE THE MORNING CALM
An Chang-sin (right) hands 1st Sgt. Darrin Costello a yeontan briquette Monday as part of a
human chain to deliver heating fuel to elderly Koreans. — U.S. Army photos by David McNally
Pvt. Matthew Anderson signs 10-year-old Chungnim resident Ku Mu-sul, 80, smiles at USAG-Yongsan volunteer Mark Smith helps elderly Korean residents by delivering charcoal
Paek Sol-i’s diary during the event. the volunteers delivering heating material. briquettes during a good neighbor project Monday in Seoul.
Garrison volunteers help keep elderly warm
By David McNally The volunteers dressed in plastic raincoats willing to participate in the program.
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs and gloves as they spent the afternoon The women’s group provided logistical
tossing and stacking briquettes. support.
SEOUL — With winter just around “You made a difference in these people’s This is the third year Hur’s group has
the corner, a group of volunteers decided lives,” USAG-Yongsan helped elderly Koreans
to make life a little better for a group of Commander Col. Dave make it through the
elderly Koreans by delivering heating fuel Hall told the volunteers “In wintertime, there are winter.
Oct. 27. after they completed the many people in need. I One resident,
Thirty-eight U.S. and Korean Soldiers project. “This is what the believe they will have K u M u - s u l , 8 0 -
and Civilians from U.S. Army Garrison- Good Neighbor Program
good memories of this years-old, watched
Yongsan hand delivered more than 2,000 is all about.” as the Korean and
yeontan briquettes to 10 needy households The Garrison goodwill gesture.” American volunteers
in the Chungnim neighborhood in the conducts an active piled briquettes into
Gwanak District of Seoul. cultural program with Ben Hur her modest home.
The group formed a human chain and its Soldiers, Civilians, Civic Group President “Thank you, thank
tossed hundreds the briquettes down the Family Members and you,” she told the
old neighborhood’s narrow alleys. local civic groups. Earlier group. “Now, I can
The residents will this month, a group from the stay warm this winter.”
use the briquettes Garrison toured Seoul landmarks Paek Sol-i, 10-years-old, bashfully peeked
like charcoal to heat and learned about the local culture at the Soldiers and Civilians delivering the
water pipes in their courtesy of the Korean Foreigners fuel from the door of her home. Soon she
floors. One briquette Friendship Cultural Society. Hur was dashing in and out of her home offering
will burn for about Wook-dong, also known as “Ben fruits and cheese. Paek even got some of the
eight hours, providing Hur,” is president of the civic Soldiers to autograph her diary.
economical warmth organization. “This is a good experience,” said Pvt.
on a cold winter night. “This is a good project to help Matthew Anderson, who works at the USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall
One briquette costs Americans understand what life is Religious Retreat Center. “I’m happy to leads the volunteer effort to assist elderly
about 400 Korean like for some Koreans,” Hur said. “In help out.” Koreans through winter.
won, or about 25 wintertime, there are many people in Hall said the Good Neighbor project is
cents. Most Korean need. I believe they will have good a valuable opportunity. “There are many
homes use oil or gas memories of this goodwill gesture.” things we can do to help our neighbors
heating systems these Hur said he contacted the and learn more about Korean culture,” he
days; however, many older homes still use Gwanak District Office and discovered a said. “We need to do more of these kinds
the briquettes. neighborhood and a local women’s group of events.”
IMCOM-K • PAGE 18
http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM
Zumba Fitness FITNESS Holiday mailing deadlines
To ensure that letters and packages sent materials that could contain insects and
Tuesdays, to the United States are delivered before
Christmas, personnel must mail them by
pests that pose a threat to U.S. agriculture.
People who mail these items may be fined
Thursdays the following dates:
Dec. 1 SAM parcels
$100 or more. Nativity items made of
plastic, stripped wood, or commercially
cleaned and lacquered straw may be
at Dec. 1 PAL parcels mailed.
Trent Dec. 8
First-class letters, cards Restricted items
Dec. 19 Express mail Personnel mailing restricted items such
Zumba Fitness is offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at as gambling devices, hunting trophies, and
Trent Gym (by the PX), upstairs. For information, contact Shelton Coonfield, Mailing packages to the United trademark items must ensure that they
Fitness Instructor, at 010-2041-7546 or via e-mail at email@example.com comply with import conditions and obtain
States during holidays required permits. Personnel mailing rifles
Mailing packages from Korea to the and shotguns acquired overseas must obtain
United States involves many prohibitions, an import permit approved by the Bureau
2008 Eighth Army Wrestling restrictions, and import-duty rules.
A customs declaration must accompany
of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
every package mailed to the United States.
Campionship results The customs declaration must list all items Import duty rules
in the package and their value, and indicate Gifts mailed to the United States are
Oct. 25, at Carey Fitness Center, Camp Casey whether the items are gifts, documents, subject to import duty. Goods made in
merchandise, or the United States
WEIGHT samples. Personnel are duty-free
CLASS PLACE RANK/NAME who mail items
Your military personnel wish unless they have
you a merry Christmas, happy been physically
without listing them
holidays and remind altered abroad to
on the customs
you to mail early increase their value.
119 LBS NO ENTRY smuggling. U.S. Personnel should
Customs and Border Protection inspectors write “American Goods Returned” on the
128 LBS NO ENTRY may seize packages and fine the sender if customs declaration to avoid paying duty
the customs declaration on the package is for U.S.-made goods.
Foreign-made gifts are subject to
139 LBS 1ST PV2 RYAN M. WILSON determined to be falsified.
import duty, even if purchased in a military
All products sent to the United States
4 2ND PFC ELISHA M. HUMES must be free of soil and insect infestation exchange. The rate of duty differs according
and must not be prohibited or restricted to the item. Only the recipient may pay
152 LBS 1ST 1LT KENNETH J. LAIRD items. the duty and the customs-processing fee.
8 2ND SPC PATRICK D. RAUTERT Duty is not levied on gifts if their fair retail
value does not exceed $100, the recipient
Prohibited items receives no more than $100 worth of gifts
167 LBS 1ST SSG JEFFERY W. DUNCAN The following items may not be mailed on the same day, and the parcel is marked
11 2ND SGT DAVID N. HAYNES to the United States: “Unsolicited Gifts.”
g Fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, meats, pate, A package containing foreign-made
187 LBS 1ST SSG STACY B. SPARKS salami, and sausages. presents for several people remains duty-
g Products such as caviar, ivory, orchids, free if each gift is worth less than $100 and
and furs or other products made from is wrapped and labeled separately. The
12 2ND PFC DAVID L. RUTHA endangered animal or plant species. customs declaration must state each gift’s
g Handguns, switchblade knives, and value and identify its recipient. If one gift
213 LBS 1ST 1LT ANTHONY R. DUNKIN hazardous articles such as fireworks, in the package is worth more than $100,
8 2ND PFC ROBERT M. ALSBROOK flammables, and poisons. all of the package’s contents are subject to
g Absinthe, alcoholic beverages, and liquor- duty.
filled candy. Personnel who need more information
275 LBS 1ST 1LT MATTHEW C. LUYSTER g Prescription drugs, illegal drugs, can obtain the U.S. Customs and Border
3 2ND CPT JOSEPH M. HARRISON lottery tickets, and obscene articles and Protection “International Mail Imports”
publications. pamphlet from military customs offices
g Items from embargoed countries, such as or visit the U.S. Customs and Border
Cuban cigars. Protection website at www.customs.gov/
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS 46 g Nativity items made of bark, moss, xp/cgov/travel.
pinecones, untreated straw, or other
BOSS spends an
evening on the Han
(Photos at right) Better Opportunities for
Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers hosted a
Han River Casino Cruise event Oct. 18. The
The cruise featured live music, dancing and
casino-style games for BOSS chips that could
be used to bid on prizes. To view more photos
from this event, visit www.flickr.com/imcomko-
rea. — U.S. Army photos by Kim, Do Hwan
OCTOBER 31, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21
Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program turns 19
By Ken Hall
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs
USAG-HUMPHREYS – More than
100 Soldiers representing the Better
Opportunities for Single Soldiers program
gathered at the Community Activity Center
here Tuesday to celebrate the 19th birthday
of the program.
BOSS is a Department of the Army
program that single Soldiers can participate
in to enhance their well-being, contribute
to their community through community
service and assist in the planning and
execution of their own recreation and leisure
Over the last year the Humphreys
BOSS program has set the standard as an
advocate for Soldiers and for its service to
In his remarks before the assembled
BOSS representatives Tuesday, U.S. Army
Garrison Humphreys commander Col. John
E. Dumoulin, Jr. praised the Soldiers for
their efforts and asked for their continued
“I think the BOSS program is great
and you’ll find no bigger advocate of the BOSS program Soldiers from AREA III join in for the cake cutting ceremony with USAG-Humphreys leadership in celebration of the 19th
program than me,” Dumoulin said. “I’m anniversary of the BOSS program at the USAG-Humphreys Community Activity Center Oct. 28. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall
very proud of the program and our Soldiers program create motivation in our Soldiers excursions, but has significant impacts to in Virginia, and presented a three-minute
are the ambassadors needed to fill the ranks and the unit mission gets accomplished that quality of life at the installation. highlight video of all the events and
to keep our Soldiers doing great things, and much better.” “One of the biggest things BOSS community service we accomplished during
if we keep BOSS program Soldiers spread Kim said the BOSS Program also serves accomplishes is improvements to the quality the 2007 physical year, but we didn’t win an
out throughout the ranks, it’s going to make as a great resource of support for the chain of life for Soldiers,” said Taylor. “Our award this time around.”
the program even better.” of command in that it helps identify quality BOSS program has brought improvements Herrera said though USAG Humphreys
At Army installations, the BOSS program of life issues for Soldiers. including better bus routes, barracks BOSS Soldiers participated in many
is led by three key personnel – the BOSS Sgt. September Taylor leads the improvements, new grass parks, and more community service projects, the video
president, the garrison command sergeant Humphreys BOSS team and, with fellow ATM locations.” presentation may not have portrayed their
major, and a Morale Welfare and Recreation representatives, plans the programs and The efforts of the Humphreys BOSS efforts well-enough.
representative. activities BOSS will participate in during Soldiers have not gone unnoticed on the “The video presentations by other large
“It’s been mandated by 8th Army that at the year. Korean peninsula. installation BOSS Program finalists were
the company level, there will be a primary “We try to have at least one BOSS event “Our BOSS program is the one other Hollywood-level productions with amazing
and an alternate BOSS representative,” said per month,” Taylor said. “We’ll be going to installations and camps in our area are effects,” said Herrera, “but we’ll continue
USAG Humphreys Command Sgt. Maj. Mt. Sorak on Nov. 8, and are planning a trying to surpass,” said Dean Herrera, to grow our BOSS program within the
Jason K. Kim. “A lot of Soldiers work a lot Winter Games Ski trip at the end of Jan., USAG Humphreys BOSS Program Civilian ranks, and our next video presentation will
of hours and don’t really have the time to 2009. Advisor. “We represented Eighth Army definitely be up to speed to tell our story
enjoy themselves. Programs like the BOSS The BOSS program is not limited to recently at the World-Wide BOSS Forum with the best that’s out there.”
More than 200 American, Korean volunteers make difference at Pyeongtaek City park
By Bob McElroy the park. Following the work session, volunteers enjoyed
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs lunch and a traditional Korean dance performance by
students from Shin Han Middle School.
USAG-HUMPHREYS – 150 Soldiers, Family Members, In his remarks at the close of the event, Humphreys
Retirees and Civilian volunteers joined 60 Korean volunteers Garrison commander, Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr. said he
Saturday morning for the first-ever Make A Difference Day was proud of all the volunteers-- American and Korean-- who
in Korea at Deog Dong San park in Pyeongtaek. participated in the first-in-Korea Make a Difference Day.
USA Weekend Magazine created Make a Difference Day Dumoulin encouraged everyone to continue volunteering
18 years ago as national day of helping others -- a celebration on post and off.
of neighbors helping neighbors, according to their website, Chappell said she was thrilled with the event’s success.
http://www.usaweekend.com/diffday/aboutmadd.html. “I thought it was wonderful, it was so heartwarming
Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place for our American volunteers to interact with the Korean
on the fourth Saturday of every October. volunteers and not just when they were working but after
Denise Chappell, Humphreys Army Community Service when they were making new friends,” Chappell said.
Volunteer Coordinator was the chief organizer of the event; Chappell said that the event left a positive impression
she said it was a way to bring a new American tradition to on many who participated.
Korea and a chance for Humphreys volunteers to give back “Some people want to go back to the park and bring
to the local community. their families and to do work,” she said. “They felt a real
Included in the group of Humphreys volunteers were: pride of ownership in it, just like Col. Dumoulin says about
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, Soldiers from the Better Humphreys.”
Opportunities for Single Soldiers chapter, members of the Chappell said that some of the volunteers want to return
Retiree Council and unit representatives. to the park to continue the beautification and to rest and
Staff Sgt. Christy Pritchard (left) and Pvt. Sando Hendrix The Korean volunteers came from the Pyeongtaek relax. Deog Dong San Park has walking and fitness trails,
participated in Make A Difference Day at Deog Dong San Joongang Chapter Goodwill, Cooperation and Service exercise stations, badminton courts and a playground for
Park, Pyeongtaek. To download a high-resolution version organization, also known in Korean as the Bright Society. children.
of this and other photos visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/ The volunteers picked up trash, cleaned out storm drains “People were very, very happy, they want to go back and
usaghumphreys/. — U.S. Army photo by Bob McElroy and ditches and performed beautification projects around visit the park,” she said.
USAG-H • PAGE 22
http://imcom.korea.army.mil AREA III THE MORNING CALM
News & Notes Kids ‘Say No to Drugs’ during National Red Ribbon Campaign Week 2008
By Ken Hall
Free Tour of Seoul
The Seoul Metropolitan Government invites
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs
U.S. Soldiers and Family Members from USAG
Humphreys for a free tour of the city on Sunday, USAG-HUMPHREYS – Spirits were
November 9 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visit the 63 high and lines were long for students to sign
Tower Building, COEX Mall, Deoksu Palace, the Red Ribbon Campaign Week ‘Say No to
and Han River Cruise. Transportation, lunch, Drugs’ pledge board at USAG Humphreys
and English travel guide will be provided. To American School recently.
sign up, call Ms. Chong at the Public Affairs Students pledged their personal
Office at DSN 754-6130
commitment to a drug-free lifestyle by
BOSS Bargain Weekend: Mount Sorak
wearing red clothing and red badges, and
IMCOM-K, MWR, and BOSS Programs will be proclaimed they will have the courage to
hosting their Annual BOSS Bargain Weekend say ‘No’ to drugs.
to Mount Sorak from November 8 until 10. The “Teachers, students and the community
package includes a round-trip transportation have joined together to make this a very
via bus, two-night accommodations (2 per successful week,” said HAS Counselor
room, same gender only), and five sightseeing Vicki Leivermann. “Col. Dumoulin set the
tours (hiking included). Event open to Active tone for activities on our opening day and
Duty U.S. Military only. Full payment due at
made sure all our students were involved
time of registration. Registration and payment (From left to right) USAG-Humphreys American School elementary students Alec Jacoby,
accepted at your local Community Activity
by endorsing and signing the Red Ribbon
Proclamation.” Andrew Webb, Joseph Vinson, Milana Avdeeva, Andrew Manriquez, Donte Hurt, and Shaillie
Center. Deadline is November 4, 2008. Contact
“I’m very proud of all the kids here and Hansen sign a proclamation saying they will have the courage to say ‘No’ to drugs, while looking
DSN 753-8825 for more information.
I know all the parents are equally as proud over hand-outs with Army Substance Abuse Program Prevention Coordinator Camille Jackson
New Humphreys Flickr Website as our kids are all doing great things,” said (far right) during Red Ribbon Campaign Week. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall
Want to get copies of photos of a community USAG-Humphreys Commander, Col. John students sporting red hair on campus.” Crime Dog and give aways.
event? It’s easy now that U.S. Army Garrison E. Dumoulin. “Red Ribbon Week is very Thursday’s theme was “Living Drug According to the National Family
Humphreys has its own Flickr photo-sharing important as it reminds all of us that kids Free is No Sweat” and students wore sweat Partnership website, http://www.nfp.org/
webpage. To view or download your own high-
are very special, and we want all of them to clothes to school. redribbon.htm, the Red Ribbon Campaign
resolution images of community events go to:
grow up in a very safe place.” Leivermann said everyone had fun but was named in honor of Enrique (Kiki)
USAG Humphreys Public Affairs Office will post Red Ribbon Week festivities at HAS also understood the importance of what the Camarena, who was a Drug Enforcement
images weekly so check back often. Call 754- included Frisbee-throwing contests, Red Ribbon Campaign means. Administration agent, killed in Mexico in
8598 for additional information. basketball, poetry writing, a poster contest, “Students need to stop and reflect on 1985 while investigating criminal drug-
a door decorating contest, an essay contest what effects drugs have on them personally, trafficking activities. Camarena had worked
Turkey Shoot-out and a crayon drawing contest. as families, and society,” she said. “Life his way through college, served in the U.S.
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation is hosting a “All our students have over-whelmingly throws many challenges at you. Learning Marines and became a police officer.
two-day softball event from November 15 until endorsed the campaign,” said Leivermann. to deal with these challenges and changes in In honor of Camarena’s memory and
16. There will be a four-game guarantee for all
“They’ve been working the entire week a positive way is important. Some people his battle against illegal drugs, friends and
teams. The competition will be limited to 12
men’s teams and 5 women’s teams. Entry fee
on posters, essays, and door decorations use drugs as an escape from these challenges. neighbors began to wear red-satin badges.
is $110 per team. For more information contact that will be on display for parents during My hope for our students is to use the Parents began forming coalitions, embracing
via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: conference days in early November.” information they received this week and Camarena as their model and also adopted
DSN 753-8810/8801. McGruff the Crime Dog joined in throughout the year as a reference and gain the symbol of Camarena’s memory – the
the lunchtime activities, which included courage to meet the challenges life has for red ribbon.
Office 2007 Training students dressing up according to what them head-on.” Red Ribbon Campaign Week was
The AREA III DOIM is offering classes on MS activity was happening each day. Donations from Herman E. Duncan, formally organized by the National Family
Office 2007 for the AREA III community. The “Monday, students wore red, on Consistory No. 359, Beehive Military Partnership in 1985. Since that time, the
course, offered in English and Korean, will
Tuesday they wore their clothes backwards, Lodge No. 66 helped in the purchase of ice campaign has reached millions of U.S.
feature the Getting Started Tutorials, basic
changes, and links to other training websites.
and Wednesday was red-head day,” said cream and pizzas for contest winners. 557th children and families as a way for people
The training will familiarize functional users Leivermann. “I can’t imagine anyone finding Military Police Company Soldiers supported and communities to unite and take a visible
with MS Office 2007. red hair dye in the PX from the amount of the week-long event with McGruff the stand against substance abuse.
Where: Bldg 1272 DOIM Class Room
When: Mon-Fri 1300-1500
POC: Will Murdock at 754-3608 or Army Community of Excellence Team to visit USAG-Humphreys
By Bob McElroy National Quality Criteria subject matter
Homeschooling Mom’s Get-Together USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs experts evaluated 17 ACOE applications
Sponsored by USAG Humphreys Chaplain’s and selected finalists for the competition.
Office every 2nd Monday of the Month 6:30 - 8 USAG-HUMPHREYS – Humphreys Humphreys and other garrisons in IMCOM-
p.m. Family Housing (Humphreys) Bldg. 510, Garrison recently earned a distinction Korea all earned finalist honors.
Apt. 108 Contact Elisabeth Townley at 010- The next step for each garrison finalist is a
sought by many but won by few—it was
3144-0352 or via e-mail at elisabethtownley@ site visit. The ACOE Award Board examiner
yahoo.com for more info. one of several finalists for the coveted Army
Communities of Excellence award. team will visit Humphreys from November
Update from the Immunization Clinic The mission of the ACOE program is 17 to 21 and will assess all components of
Children younger than five years will need a to provide a quality environment, excellent the garrison’s installation management.
well child doctor’s appointment to get their facilities and services to all Soldiers.
immunizations ordered. Children five years The ACOE Award program recognizes
and older can get immunizations reviewed and exceptional installation management
updated by the immunization clinic without a performance based on the Malcolm
doctor’s appointment. All children who need
Baldrige National Quality Award Criteria
a PPD or Hepatitis A booster can check-in
to the immunization clinic without a doctor’s for Performance Excellence.
appointment. For more info call 753-7658. The Army awards the distinction to He’s got the name and he’s got the
several garrisons annually to recognize game - Suwon’s Pfc. Frank Payton
We Want Your Stories! excellence in delivery of services and quality was just about unstoppable during the
We want to publish your stories and photos of facilities on an installation. A cash award Area III Flag Football Championships
in The Morning Calm Weekly and on the comes with the award and can be used to at USAG-Humphreys Oct. 25. Payton
USAG Humphreys Command Channel. improve installation facilities. led Echo Company, 3-2 ADA into the
Please send any information and products Active, National Guard, Army Reserve
to the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Winner’s Bracket Finals and a third-
and Corps of Engineers installations are all place finish in the tournament. — U.S.
Public Affairs Office at robert.h.mcelroy@
eligible for the ACOE award. Army photo by Mike Mooney
korea.army.mil or call DSN 754-8598.
This past September, Malcolm Baldrige
OCTOBER 31, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23
Suwon Air Base Soldiers reach out and touch their families via VTC
By Ken Hall was hard to fit my whole family into that
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs tiny, low resolution screen on my monitor.
Having my entire family on such a large-
SUwon AiR BASE – Two-way video screen TV really brought the experience to
technology supporting mission readiness life, and I know I’ll be signing up for another
now supports the element most critical to VTC back to home soon.”
mission success – the Soldiers. Spearman said the Suwon ACS VTC is
For the past several months, the Suwon the only one he is aware of that is dedicated
Air Base Army Community Service video specifically for having VTC’s with families
teleconference system has provided a new back in the U.S.
way for Soldiers to see their Families back “We have a Family Readiness Service
home in the United States. representative who can be reached by
Suwon ACS Manager Bill Spearman said Family Readiness Group leaders at Fort
the Video Teleconference Center technology Bliss to sign up for a VTC with their Soldier
would get a lot more mileage if used as a at Suwon Air Base; it’s not too long of a
two-way video link between Soldiers and waiting list.”
their Families. Spearman has plans to try to link up with
The VTC is scheduled twice each month (From left to right) Members of the Quinn Family – Jacob, Miciah, Mark, wife Sharon with other military installations in the U.S. where
and Soldiers receive 30 minutes of private Luke in her lap, Aniah and Daniel attend husband and father 1st Lt. Mickey Quinn’s promotion Soldiers’ Families live nearby and enable the
time on it. Spearman says that the center ceremony during a video teleconference between the Suwon Air Base Army Community Center Suwon VTC system to link Soldiers to their
has been great for morale. and Fort Bliss, Texas recently. — U.S. Army photo by Bill Spearman Families directly in their homes.
“Using the VTC media is a great way U.S. Army 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense for the surprise his family had prepared for “Not all the families live on the
to enable Soldiers to see their families back Artillery took full advantage of the VTC their VTC. installations and are able access to the
at home in real-time, two-way video,” he link up, bringing his wife and six children “When I first saw my two teenage son’s, traditional on-post VTC site,” said
said. electronically to his recent promotion they brought tears to my eyes as they were Spearman. “I’m working on getting the
But catching up on how much the kids ceremony to 1st Lt. at Headquarters, both wearing their high school Junior VTC commercially-routed directly to
are growing is not the only topic troops share Headquarters Battalion, 3-2 ADA Bn. ROTC uniforms,” said Quinn. Soldier’s families homes which I’m sure will
with their Families. Special events, such as “I went to Bill Spearman at the Suwon Spearman said that the Suwon VTC continue to build Soldier morale here and
re-enlistments, promotions, and service ACS and told him what I wanted to do, set-up, which features a 52-inch monitor lift family spirits back home.”
decoration ceremonies are also arranged and he made it happen,” said Quinn. “My and a high definition camera is better than For information about how to sign up for
through VTC for the Family Members to family is back at Fort Bliss, Texas and it was traditional web cameras Soldiers use. a VTC with family members back home, visit
witness during their Soldier’s tour here. very convenient for them to get to the VTC “We had been using the two-way Web Spearman at the Suwon ACS Center, Bldg.
Former 2nd Lt. Mickey Quinn, Eighth location there.” But Quinn wasn’t prepared cam while I’ve been stationed here, but that 2200 or call DSN: 788-5024.
It’s not about the heat, it’s about the treat: 2nd CAB sponsors annual chili cook-off, 5K run
By Sgt. 1st Class Krishna M. Gamble
2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Official results by category of the
top-three finishers are:
USAG-HUMPHREYS – Headquarters
and Headquarters Company 3rd Battalion,
2nd General Support Aviation Battalion Women
copped the top prize at the annual Army 1st Place: Sarah Gross-Gowin, 602nd ASB
Aviation Association of America Chili Cook- 2nd Place: Laura McKenna, HHC 2CAB
off and 5-kilometer run here Saturday. 3rd Place: Jeanette McClendon, 602nd ASB
Sponsored by the 2nd Combat Aviation
Brigade, the event awarded prizes for best- Women’s Open
tasting chili, best-decorated booth and 1st Place: Leslie Shafer, HHC 4-2 AVN
people’s choice. 2nd Place: Beth Brauchli, 150th MCD
“It’s not about the heat, it’s about the 3rd Place: Laura Zeranvek, 520th MAINT
treat,” said from Puerto Rico native Chief
Warrant Officer Pablo A. Berrios, a platoon Men’s Masters
leader with 4th Battalion 58th Airfield 1st Place: Paul Clark, HHC 2 CAB
Operations Battalion. 2nd Place: Ron Evans, 4-58th AOB
Supporting the variety of cooking styles 3rd Place: Joseph A. Bassani, Jr.,
and costumes was the basic commitment to HHC 2CAB
Sgt. 1st Class David Meeker, 4th Brigade, 58th Airfield Operations Battalion stirs a variety of
“We have the healthiest chili out here,”
ingredients into his chili during the Army Aviation Association of American’s 2nd annual Chili Men’s Senior
said Maj. Bridgette Kroger, 602nd ASB 1st Place: William Gowin, Co. C., 602nd ASB
cook off. — U.S. Army photo by Lori Yerdon
executive officer. “It has steak, Italian sausage 2nd Place: Otis Cooper, 4-58th AOB
and turkey.” build esprit de corps between Soldiers and hot dogs and hamburgers. 3rd Place: Michael Barker, HHC 2CAB
First place for the best booth decoration the community. After the chili cook-off, awards were
went to Charlie Company 3-2nd GSAB; the “AAAA helps to make professional presented to the top three runners in each Men’s Open
2007 defending champions from the 4-58th contacts, builds on reputation, fosters category of the 5k run. All proceeds were 1st Place: John Stegenberge, Co. A, 3-2,
AOB won the people’s choice. an exchange of ideas and promotes the donated to the AAAA Morning Calm GSAB
11 chili teams competed with costume aviation profession among the public,” said Chapter. 2nd Place: Thomas Dolce, Co. C, 3-2 GSAB
themes and ingredients ranging from the Chief Warrant Officer Chris Delao, Vice Winners were: Best Tasting: 3-2 GSAB, 3rd Place: Yong Sir, Co. D, 4-2 AVN
bizarre to the unbelievable. President for activities, AAAA Morning “Team Nightmare”, Chief Warrant Officer
“We had people dressed up like Calm chapter. Alex Lutz (Chief Cook); Best Theme:
Hugh Heffner, a little girl and a devil “We also award thousands of dollars Charlie Company 3-2 GSAB, “Chili
1st Place: Co. A, 4-2 AVN
priest,” said Pfc. Charles Craine, Aviation in scholarships to Soldiers and Family M*A*S*H,” Maj. Jo Thompson (Chief
2nd Place: Co. C, 3-2 GSAB
Communication Equipment Repairer, members each year. It’s just good fellowship Cook); People’s Choice: Bravo Company
3rd Place: Co. E, 3-2 GSAB
Company B, 602nd Aviation Support and entertainment and the bottom line is 602nd ASB, “Tiger Pride”, Staff Sgt. Johnny
Battalion. “What does that tell you?” you get out what you put in,” he said. Holley (Chief Cook).
Editor’s note: Additional information
AAAA sponsors this annual event to raise The USAG-Humphreys Garrison United More than 60 runners participated in
provided by Lori Yerdon, USAG-Humphreys
money for its scholarship fund, support the Service Organizations provided a pumpkin the 5K Run.
Public Affairs Office.
U.S. Army Aviation Soldier and Family and patch, arts and crafts for the kids, and free
OCTOBER 31, 2008 AREA IV USAG-D • PAGE 25
Korean high school students visit Daegu
American School to share culture, friendship
By Kim, Keun-kyo
USAG-Daegu Public Affairs
CAMP GEORGE – “Globalization is
true to nature.”
This quote, by a student from Daegu’s
Hyehwa Girls’ High School, characterized
their visit to Daegu American School,
DAS students welcomed 41 Hyehwa
girl’s high school students and teachers
with joy. Hyehwa students visited classes
and interviewed DAS students in the
morning. That afternoon, Hyehwa students
entertained DAS students by playing the
gayageum, a traditional 12-stringed Korean
harp, singing English pop songs and
dancing at the DAS gym. The audience
applauded enthusiastically at the end of
“It was really good to visit the classroom
in DAS and have fun with foreign friends,”
said Hyehwa student, Jung Hye-jin, who
played the gayageum. “I got so nervous
when I performed in front of DAS students
and faculty members that I made some
mistakes, but I thank all the audience who
cheered me. I want to tell my school mates
about today’s event. I will recommend this
event to my friends,” she emphasized.
“It was very nice,” said DAS student,
Jina Woods of the day’s event. “That one
Daegu’s Hyehwa Girls’ High School and Daegu American School students watch a gayageum (a traditional 12-stringed Korean harp) performance
girl sang really well. They also danced very
together during Hyehwa’s visit to Camp George, Oct. 23. Visit flickr.com/imcomkorea for photos. — U.S. Army photo by Kim, Keun-kyo
well. Especially, the gayageum player was
really good – I think hers was the best in Daegu. experiences, such as watching movies or a teenagers are like. It is very meaningful as a
performance today. I hope this kind of event “We conduct the exchange event with temple stay, could be done any time in the teacher to offer the real Korean culture to my
will be held more often.” Hyehwa, hoping to offer a good opportunity future, but this event, meeting with other students throughout this event.” “I thank all
Hyehwa and DAS have conducted the for DAS students to understand other foreign teenagers, is only possible when they Hyewha students who prepared for many
exchange program since 2004. Last October, cultures,” said DAS Korea Culture and are high school students. It is good for both performances, especially all in English, and I
DAS students’ visited Hyehwa, and DAS Language teacher, Choe Won-ho. “The schools’ students: DAS students get to know am impressed that DAS students supported
also conducts class participation and sports major mission for the event is the cultural about Korean local students’ lives while them enthusiastically,” Choe concluded of
exchanges with several other local schools exchange, of course. I think other usual Hyehwa students understand what foreign the event.
Annual quality assurance evaluation
commends H-805 airfield operations
Compiled by Kwon, Min-seok Airfield/Heliport Management Quality management, the garrison has developed Manager, H-805 continues to provide
USAG-Daegu Public Affairs Assurance and Trend Analysis Program a resourceful solution to the lack of a full outstanding service while providing a
to assess compliance with United States time safety officer: they established a non- safe and efficient environment for flight
Installation Management Command’s Army standards. commissioned officer in charge to fill the operations.
Quality Assurance Evaluation team “I think the enthusiasm of everybody requirements of the airfield safety officer Overall, USAG-Daegu and H-805 did
conducted an inspection of United States that I met to do the job correctly is the position. This additional duty position is exceptionally well. There was significant
Army Garrison Daegu’s H-805 heliport, wonderful part of the garrison,” said responsible for ensuring the safe conduct improvement in several areas since the last
Oct. 22 - 23. The annually-conducted QAE QAE Team Chief, Tom Habitzreuther, of heliport operations, as required by QAE inspection.
provides the garrison commander with IMCOM Headquarters. “The airfield staff regulations. There were no findings or observations
an evaluation of the garrison’s capabilities here at H-805 is effectively and efficiently In spite of the absence of an Airfield in the areas of aircraft refueling, F&ES,
to safely and effectively support current managing the heliport in a commendable Commander, USAG-Daegu was commended DPW and Environmental. “We want
operations and potential stationing environment.” by the inspection team due to the hard work every place in the garrison to be operated
initiatives. The five-person team rated the airfield of Sergeant First Class Bradley Bolden, in a safe and appropriate manner,” said
The team evaluated H-805 in 7 different by the following standards during their who is doing an exceptional job managing Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization
functional areas – airfield operations and evaluation: Commendable, Satisfactory, H-805, although he is currently responsible and Security Chief, William Cole. “We are
services, airfield infrastructure, airfield Observation, Finding and Discrepancy. for multiple positions and additional duties going to elevate the level of management of
safety program management, aircraft There were a few findings and observations including Heliport Manager, Heliport H-805 by mitigating the risks at the airfield
refueling, Fire & Emergency Services, noted by the inspection team, but nothing Safety Officer, Heliport Operations Officer and focusing on our customer service
the Directorate of Public Works and not already known by the command. In the and Administrative Officer. Thanks to requirements to fulfill our mission.”
Environmental – using the IMCOM functional area of airfield safety program his dedication to the position of Heliport
Happy Halloween! Remember, Trick-or-Treat hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. in residential areas on Camps George and Walker.
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tt News & Notes
Community Mayoral Nominations
For housing area Mayors at Camps
Walker & George are being accepted.
Nominations are being held from
Oct.15-31. Only residents can
participate. Elections will be held Nov.
1-23. Boxes will be located at ACS,
Post Exchange (PX), Commissary and
Daegu American School. For additional
information contact LaVita Vincent at
Dental Exams and
Cleanings for Retirees
On Retiree Appreciation Day, Nov. 8,
dental exams and cleanings for Retirees
and their spouses will be provided at
Camp Walker’s Bodine Dental Clinic.
Please call the clinic at 764-4307/4052
for an appointment. Only limited
appointments are available.
Fall Bazaar and Craft Fair
Vendors from Daegu, Seoul and Osan will
be available for your shopping pleasure. Soldiers from 501st Sustainment Brigade, 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) enjoy the scenery from a bridge in a traditional Sunbi
Join us at Kelly Gym on Camp Walker, town in Yeung-Ju during a cultural visit Oct. 25 – U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Christine S. Thompson
Nov. 1, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Nov. 2, 10
a.m. - 4 p.m. The event is sponsored
by the Daegu Spouses Association. For
Soldiers step into past in Yeung-Ju
more information, contact Kelly Gemin at
Kelly.email@example.com or 010-8671- By Sgt. 1st Class Christine S. Thompson
6042. 19th ESC Public Affairs
Customer Management Soldiers and family members from 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)
Service Assessment toured the countryside of Yeung-Ju, Korea Oct. 25 taking time to learn about the
Take the online Customer Management history and culture of their host nation. 19th ESC and members of the Republic
Service Assessment, being conducted of Korea Army Staff Office were invited
from Oct. 20 through Nov. 7. Make a on the tour by the Yeung-Ju mayor as a
difference by making your voice heard way to strengthen the Alliance.
and participate in the online survey. Tell “The mayor of Yeung-Ju City
the Garrison how well service providers absolutely believes the event will help those
are doing and how important those participating get a better understanding of
services are to you as a customer. the city and Korean traditional culture,”
Look for the website link to the survey said Capt. Jang, Chang Sik, ROKA
on the USAG-Daegu homepage: http:// liaison, 19th ESC. “Yeung-Ju welcomes
ima.korea.army.mil/areaIV/sites/local/. all members of 19th ESC.”
For more information contact Robert The event included a tour of the
Bridgewater at 768-6274. Pantasion Resort, which houses Korea’s
largest waterpark, a tour of a traditional
Social Work Care Manager Program, Sunbi town, a hike up a mountain to
Post Deployment Lunch Group the Buseoksa Temple, one of the oldest
The event is open to all Soldiers who Buddhist temples in Korea, and finished
have deployed to OIF or OEF. It will be with a visit to Pungi Ginseng Town
held at Camp Carroll’s ACS Conference where participants were able
Room at 12 p.m. every Tuesday, starting to sample many of the local
Nov. 4. It is for Soldiers to share ginseng products.
their experiences of deployment in a
supportive environment so that other (Above left) Sgt. 1st
Soldiers may benefit. Lunch will be Class Tara Abrams, 501st
provided. RSVP or for more information, Sustainment Brigade, 19th
contact Mr. Guffie or Ms. Nofzinger at Sustainment Command
764-4998/5501. (Expeditionary) peers into a
glass case containing ancient
Correction artifacts while touring the
An Oct. 24 article about Daegu American Sunbi Town.
School’s Senior Workshop inadvertently (Above right) Song, Sung
omitted the name of one of the presenters. Bin, son of Lt. Col. Song, Soo
Ms. Yeonah Lee represented Community Young, commander, Area
Bank at the event. IV ROKA Support Group,
watches water flow under a
View Morning Calm photos on Flickr bridge in Yeung-Ju.
To view and download high-resolution (Left) A Buddhist Monk pours
photos from the Daegu section of the tea for Col. Jeffrey Ludwig,
Morning Calm Weekly, visit out Flickr site deputy commander, 19th
at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. Sustainment Command
(Expeditionary) during a
traditional tea ceremony at
Buseoksa Temple, Yeung-Ju.
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4th Chem and A Co win Eighth Army Company-Level Soccer Tournament
By Pvt. Park, Kyung-rock in 1BSTB, 1HBCT from Camp Hovey and
USAG-Daegu Public Affairs 188th MP Co from Camp Walker survived
for the championship. The final was a close
game, ending with 0 – 0 without no goals.
CAMP WALKER – On Oct. 25, the In the shoot-out, 4th Chem and A Co
final match between the two strongest eighth won by 3 to 2. After the final, two teams
army soccer teams was held at Kelly Field, were awarded the trophies by Commander,
Camp. Walker. This final match determined United States Army Garrison Daegu, Col.
which team will represent the champion of Michael P. Saulnier.
2008 Eighth Army Company Level Soccer “We feel extremely honored to be the
Championship. 8th Army Champions,” said, 2nd Lt. Samir
The eighth teams competed for this Talbi, captain of 4th Chem and A Co.
championship from Oct. 23 as a tournament. soccer team. “There were very skilled teams
The teams participating in this year’s represented at the tournament and each
competition are as followed; 4th Chem opponent had its strengths and weaknesses.
and A co and 304th Signal representing What set us above the rest is the fact that we
Area I, HHC, USAG-Y and 18th Medcom played as a team the entire season. Negativity
4th Chem and A Co won this year’s Eighth Army Company Level Soccer Tournament. Top row: for Area II, 602 ASB and 532 Ml Bn for on and off the field was never allowed and
Cpl. Gregory Buck, 1st Sgt. Colin Greene, Sgt. Ryan Snell, Sgt. Joong Hee Lee, Pvt. Edmilson Area III, and 501st STB and 188th MP Co we were dedicated to winning. Even when
Rosa, Spc. Bradley Cordeau, Spc. Mike Lamm, Pvt. Jeong Yun Kim. Bottom row: Pfc. Jae Ah representing area IV. players had to cancel weekend plans in
Ho, Sgt. In Ho Lee, Pfc. Meghan Tully, 2nd Lt. Samir Talbi, Pfc Michael Donovan, Pfc Mehdi Ber- 4th Chem and A Co, which is comprised order to practice, they made the sacrifice.”
riri. View this photo at www.flickr.com/imcomkorea. – US Army Photo by Pvt. Park, Kyung-rock of 4th Chem and A Co, both Companies Talbi added.
National Disability Employment Awareness Fun Run/Walk
By Pvt. Lee, Jae-won personal stories and taking a short walk Jerry Clements, Equal Opportunity, 19th Also, Cruz is glad that the government is
19th ESC Public Affairs around the post. Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), working more to advance greater freedom
Under the Public Law 176, enacted and Sgt. 1st Class Rui M. Cruz, Equal at work and throughout communities.
To recognize the contributions of by Congress in 1945, designated the first Oppor tunity, 25th Transpor tation To commemorate the first National
employees who devotedly served to week in October as “National Employ Battalion. Disability Employment Awareness Fun
protect our country with disabilities, 1st the Physically Handicapped Week.” In “There are many soldiers come back from Run / Walk, a speech was given by Master
annual National Disability Employment 1962, the word “physically” was removed wars with having injuries or disabilities and Sgt. Rui Ford, United States Forces in
Awareness FUN RUN / WALK was held from the week’s name to recognize the they surely deserve to be cherished,” said Korea Engineers, Special Staffs, who shared
at the Kelly Gym parking lot on Camp employment needs of all Americans with Cruz, “Master Sgt. Clements and I wanted war experiences and lessons as a Soldier,
Walker, Oct. 25. disabilities. Congress, in 1988, expanded to recognize and give awareness to people an American, and most importantly as a
Approximately 50 guests from the week to a month and changed its out there.” human being.
Area IV attended to recognize the name to “National Disability Employment Cruz said that regardless of nationality, Ford shared his stories about how he
contributions of Soldiers with disabilities Awareness Month.” race, age, ability and disability, everyone
and to encourage each other by listening The event was organized by Master Sgt. should be treated equally and humanely. – See FUN RUN/WALK Page 28 –
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Soldiers, students skate, form Soldiers fall in to Daegu’s Fall Cleanup
friendships in Waegwan
Soldiers and students went ice skating together as a part of Camp Carroll’s ROKA office English
Education Project. Visit www.flickr.com/imcomkorea to download this photo. – U.S. Army photo
by Pvt. Choi, Yoo-seong
By Pvt. Lee, Dodam inside Gum-O Amusement Park. Each
USAG-Daegu Public Affairs Soldier took charge of five to seven students,
which was very effective in getting everyone
CAMP CARROLL – As a part of Camp to speak to one another.
Carroll’s Republic of Korea Army Staff Office They held hands together not to fall,
English Education Project, Korean and which occasionally happened anyway. They Staff Sgt. Eric L. Fikes, HHC USAG-Daegu, rakes leaves from the ground during an-
American Soldiers went ice skating with third tricked each other and played various games. nual Fall Cleanup week at Camp Henry. – U.S. Army photo by Kim, Keun-kyo
to sixth grade Waegwan Central Elementary The temperature in the ice rink was very low
School Students in Waegwan, Oct. 22. and some were not dressed for the ‘weather’
The English Education Project has long been – wearing shorts and shirts. However, their FUN RUN / WALK from Page 27
supported by Camp Carroll. Students are able excitement overcame those obstacles.
to gain not only English skills, but friends “I had such an awesome time today,” went to Iraq, how he was injured, and going to Afghanistan early next year.”
and happy memories, and American Soldiers said Pvt. Koo, Sang-Hyung, who has been how he overcame difficulties and able to Ford said we should not hinder disabled
can experience Korean culture firsthand with in charge of the English Education Project share his experiences in front of people. people around us, but we must recognize
their new friends. for two months. “I hope we can do this kind Although his current physical condition, and appreciate their contributions by
Korean and American Soldiers usually of field trip more often so that students and he still proudly serves in the Army. encouraging them and remember they are
visit the school to teach English, but on Soldiers can get to know each other better.” “This is significant day for everyone true heroes out there.
this day they decided to take a field trip and Around four in the afternoon they headed but for me as well, because today is my “For those who are disabled out there
try a different method of teaching: fun. back to Waegwan; Students were no longer anniversary that I was wounded for the 2nd do not feel discouraged, because you are
10 Soldiers and 60 students, escorted by afraid to speak English to Soldiers. It seemed time in Iraq,” said Ford, “although I have not alone,” said Ford.
their teachers, boarded a bus together in natural exchanging jokes. The day was short, a short arm, I am proudly serving in the “There are warm hearted people out there
Waegwan and headed to the ice rink, located yet long enough to become friends. Army for past 22 years and will continue by recognize your honorable contributions.
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