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The Morning Calm Korea Weekly - February 13, 2009

The Morning Calm Korea Weekly - February 13, 2009



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The Morning Calm Korea Weekly is a U.S. Army Command Information newspaper primarily targeted to the U.S. military community serving, working and living at U.S. Army Installations in the Republic of Korea. The Morning Calm is published by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Korea Region Public Affairs Office.

For more information about the U.S. Army in Korea, visit the U.S. Army Korea Media Center at http://imcom.korea.army.mil
The Morning Calm Korea Weekly is a U.S. Army Command Information newspaper primarily targeted to the U.S. military community serving, working and living at U.S. Army Installations in the Republic of Korea. The Morning Calm is published by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Korea Region Public Affairs Office.

For more information about the U.S. Army in Korea, visit the U.S. Army Korea Media Center at http://imcom.korea.army.mil

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Daegu communitycelebrates full moonfestival fun
Page 26
8th Army takes tobasketball court atUSAG-Humphreys
Page 16
February 13, 2009 Volume 7, Issue 17 http://imcom.korea.army.mil Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea
In preparation for a $2.75 million dollar building renovation, the Yongsan Health Clinic will temporarily close its doors at noon on Friday, Feb. 13.The Yongsan Health Clinic will re-open at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 at its new location: 121st Combat Support Hospital, Ground FloorSick Call by Appointment starts Wednesday, Feb. 18The Appointment Line opens daily at 6 a.m. The YHC Appointment Line can be reached at 737-3331 (
*Note – this phone line will not be activated until Feb. 18.)
Yongsan Health Clinic moving 
See Page 7for coverage
Ultimate Fighting Championship members, Krzysztof Soszynski (standing) and Mike Whitehead (front) demonstrate their ghting skills to Soldiers at USAG-Red Cloud Feb. 7. To download highresolution photos from this event or other events featured in the Morning Calm, visit www.ickr.com/imcomkorea —
U.S. Army photos by Jim Cunningham 
‘Ultimate Fighters’ take to the mat in Warrior Country
The Morning Calm
Published by Installation ManagementCommand - KoreaCommanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. John UbertiPublic Affairs Ofcer/Editor: Edward N. JohnsonDeputy PAO: Slade WaltersSenior Editor: Susan SilpasornprasitUSAG-RED CLOUDCommander: Col. Larry A. JacksonPublic Affairs Ofcer: Margaret Banish-DonaldsonCI Ofcer: James F. CunninghamUSAG-YONGSANCommander: Col. David W. HallPublic Affairs Ofcer: David McNallyStaff Writers: Sgt. Im Jin-min, Cpl. Lee Min-hwi,Spc. Jason C. AdolphsonUSAG-HUMPHREYSCommander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr.Public Affairs Ofcer: Bob McElroyCI Ofcer: Lori YerdonWriter-Editor: Ken HallDesigner: Pfc. Kim, Hyung JoonUSAG-DAEGUCommander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier Public Affairs Ofcer: Ronald InmanStaff Writer: Pvt. Park, Kyung RockStaff Writer: Lee, DodamThis Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of TheMorning Calm Weekly are not necessarily ofcial views of,or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of De-fense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500Printed by Oriental Press, a private rm in no way con-nected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive writtencontract with the Contracting Command-Korea. Thecivilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising.The appearance of advertising in this publication, includinginserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsementby the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or ser-vices advertised. Everything advertised in this publicationshall be made available for purchase, use or patronagewithout regard to race, religion, gender, national origin,age, marital status, physical handicap, political afliation,or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunitypolicy by an advertiser is conrmed, the printer shall refuseto print advertising from that source until the violation iscorrected.Oriental Press President: Charles ChongCommercial AdvertisingTelephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253Fax: (02) 790-5795E-mail: oppress@kornet.netMail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main PostSUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS:Phone: DSN 724-3366E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly @korea.army.mil
Submitting toThe Morning Calm WeeklySend Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries,story submissions and other items:MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil.For all submitted items include a point of con-tact name and telephone number. All items aresubject to editing for content and to insure theyconform with DoD guidelines.IMCOM-K Public Affairsand the Morning Calm Weekly staff are locatedin Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post.For information, call 724-3365.
Visit us online
The Morning Calm
imcom.korea.army.milNEWS • PAGE 2
Top 5 AFAP Issues
Courtesy of Rob McIlvaine
FMWRC Public Affairs
Delgates rom around the world winnowed down hundreds o suggestions at the 2009 Army Family Action Planconerence to recommend senior leaders address 16 new issues. O those sixteen, ve were chosen as the most important, and the General Ofce Steering Committee will begin addressing them during their next meeting. Te top ve issues are:
Bereavement PermissiveTemporary Duty (TDY)
 A military leave category orbereavement does not exist. Multiplepermissive DY categories exist butnone authorizes non-chargeablebereavement leave. Soldiers takechargeable leave or a pass in the evento the death o an immediate Family member. Responsibilities associated with the death o a Family member may require more time than accrued leave ora pass. Insucient time or grievingthe loss o a Family member andadministering responsibilities impactsthe Soldier/Family’s ability to mournand recover rom a traumatic loss.Te recommendation sent orwardto Army leadership was to establisha permissive DY category orbereavement.
Ofcial Photograph
Requirements for Soldiers
Oicial photographs are notrequired or all Soldiers. Te Army only requires an ocial DA photographat certain grade levels. In the event o a soldier’s death, there is no ocial
 – See TOP 5, Page 18 –
Col. Jimmie Keenan, Chief of Staff, Army Medical Action Plan, Army Medical Department, Ofce of the Surgeon General, listens as Captain FayetteFrahm, former company commander of a hospital in Iraq, speaks about areas of concern for warriors in transition. Visit the IMCOM Flickr pageat www.ickr.com/imcomkorea to view or download more photos from this event or from other Morning Calm news stories.
Story and photos by Rob McIlvaine
FMWRC Public Affairs
 Arriving rom garrisons as ar away asKorea, 117 delegates came together last week to discuss issues, listen to subject matterexperts provide background inormation onnew and old issues, and ultimately make the Army a better place or Families to call homethrough a process called the Army Family  Action Plan.Te U.S. Army has been celebrating the25th anniversary o the creation o AFAP since Aug. 15. On that date in 1983, the U.S. Army Chie o Sta, General John A. Wickham, wrote a ground-breaking white paper titled“he Army Family” which identiied theneed or the Army to increase support to itsFamilies.Gen. Wickham and his sta asserted that ahealthy Family environment allows Soldiers toconcentrate more ully on their mission.In 1983, the Army was transormingrom an organization o conscripted andshort-term enlistees comprised o mostly unmarried military members (with a 10percent re-enlistment rate) to an all-volunteer,proessional orce consisting o more than 50percent married personnel.“We’ve come a long way rom a time when
Soldiers, Families, senior leaders improve Army quality of life
the Army said, ‘I you’re married, you can’t join. I you get married while in the Army,you can’t re-enlist’,” said Secretary o the Army Pete Geren to the AFAP delegatesmade up o Soldiers, Family members, wounded warriors, retirees and delegatesrepresenting Army Families."Te all-volunteer orce required us tothink very dierently about many aspectso the Army and certainly Family support,”Geren said. At the irst AFAP symposium, theattendees identifed 65 issues. Over thepast 25 years, AFAP has dealt with a totalo 633 issues.Te work groups deliberated on issueslast week under the headings o Beneftsand Entitlements, Facilities and Housing,Employment, Force Support, Family Support, and Medical and Dental. TeFamily Support, Medical and Dental work groups were divided into two work groupseach because o the volume o issues they  were discussing.Over 90 percent o AFAP issues areresolved at the local level, with more than61 percent o the active issues impactingall sister services. Since 1983, AFAPhas resulted in 107 changes to nationallegislation, 154 revised Department o Deense or Army regulations and policies,and 173 improvements to programs andservices.Currently, according to ricia Brooks,the HQDA AFAP Issue Manager, thereare 435 issues completed, with 118unattainable, 75 still active, and fve issuescombined.“Leaders trust and support AFAPbecause the members provide real-timeinormation that enables commanders torespond more rapidly to resolve problems,implement good ideas and guide policy ormation,” said Brooks.“Te average length to resolve an issueis three years,” Brooks said. “Last week,
 – See AFAP, Page 18 –
Pete Geren, Secretary of the Army, speaks withmembers of the Army Teen Panel, representingthe future the Army, who brought their concernsfor Army youth world-wide, infectious enthusiasmand considerable experience and creativity tothe ve – day long AFAP conference. — Visitwww.ickr.com/imcomkorea to download or viewphotos from this event
FEBRUARY 13, 2009
The following entries were excerpted from themilitary police blotters. These entries may be in-complete and do not imply guilt or innocence.
Larceny of Private Property; Inves-tigation revealed Subject #1 entered Victim#1’s room and removed his pool stick whichwas unsecured and attended, and sold thepool stick at a local pawn shop. Subject #1alsoremoved Victim #2’s camera from his room,which was unsecured and attended, and sold itat another local pawn shop. Further investiga-tion revealed Subject #1 also removed Victim#3’s ACU backpack, which was unsecured andunattended from the motor pool and sold it ata local pawn shop. Victim #1, Victim #2 andVictim #3 rendered written sworn statementsattesting to the incident. Subject #1 reported tothe USAG-Casey PMO where he was advisedof his legal rights, which he waived renderinga written sworn statement admitting to the of-fense. Subject #1 was processed and releasedto his unit. Estimated cost of loss is unknown.Investigation continues.
Curfew Violation; Resisting Appre-hension; At 0015 Hrs, 05 FEB 09, Subject #1was observed by Security Guard attempting toenter the walk through the gate. While SecurityGuard was waiting for Military Police, Subject#1 grabbed his ID card from the Security Guardand ed the scene. At 1300 Hrs, 05 FEB 09,Subject #1 was observed by Security Guard at-tempting to enter the Tokkori Gate. Subject #1was apprehended by Military Police and trans-ported to the USAG-Casey PMO, where hewas advised of his legal rights, which he waivedrendering a written sworn statement admittingto the offenses. Subject #1 was processed andreleased to his unit. This is a nal report.
Driving Under the Inuence of  Alcohol; Subject #1 was stopped at a KNPcheckpoint and was administered a PortableBreathalyzer Test, with a result of 0.159%BAC. Subject #1 was apprehended by KNPand transported to the Yongsan Main KNP Sta-tion where he was charged by KNP for Driv-ing Under the Inuence of Alcohol. Subject #1was released into Military Police custody andwas transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMOwhere he was issued an Order to Show CauseMemorandum and an Appendix K. Subject #1’sUSFK drivers license was retained. Subject#1reported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO wherehe was advised of his legal rights, which he in-voked. This is a nal report.
Trafc Accident Resulting in Per-sonal Injury and Damage to Private Property;Driving Under the Inuence of Alcohol; Subject#1, while attempting to park his vehicle, failedto judge proper clearance and struck Victim#1. Victim #1 sustained foot and hip pain andstated he would seek medical treatment at alater time. Subject #1’s vehicle sustained novisible damages. Subject #1 and Victim #1 re-ported to the Yongsan Main KNP Station whereKNP detected an odor of an alcoholic beverageemitting from Subject #1’s person. Subject #1was administered a Portable Breathalyzer Test,with a result of 0.143% BAC. Subject #1 wascharged by KNP for Obligation for Safe Driv-ing and Driving Under the Inuence of Alcohol.Victim #1 verbally attested to the incident.Subject #1 was processed and released intoMilitary Police custody. Subject #1 was trans-ported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where hisdriving privileges were suspended. Subject #1was issued an Appendix L and his passport anddrivers license were retained. Subject #1 wasadvised of his legal rights, which he invoked.Subject #1 was processed and released to hissupervisor. Subject #1 reported utilization of his seatbelt. This is a nal report.
MP Blotter 
Jisan Forest Resort
Jisan Forest Resort is located in Icheon city,Gyeonggi-do province, near the IncheonAirport. All slopes are available for snow-boarders, and the moving staircases will helpchildren and beginners move more easily.In addition, the 6-seat chair lift is equippedwith a heating system. Although the slopesare not that big, this resort is loved by manypeople because of its convenient facilities andclose proximity to Seoul. Jisan Resort doesnot suffer from overcrowding, and so visitorshere can enjoy skiing without experiencinglong waits at the lifts. Facilities at JisanResort are very reasonably priced. In termsof accommodation facilities, condos rangefrom 85,000won to 195,000 won (condo pricesdiffer by the weekend, the weekday and theseason), and restaurants and supermarketsare also available. Jisan Resort also operatesa free shuttle bus from Seoul. Also availableare a Snow park for kids, playground forinfants, ski shop, campsite, cycling course,
basketball court, soccer eld, putting course,
and golf practice range. Visit www.jisanresort.co.kr or www.tour2korea.com
Hot Springs
Bugok Hot Springs, located at the foot of Mt.Deokamsan, Gyeongsangnam-do is one of thebest hot springs in South Korea ‘Bugok’ wasnamed according to the iron pot shape of theland. The temperature of the water is 78°c,and contains sulfur and more than 20 kindsof inorganic matters such as silicon, chlorine,calcium and iron. As a multi-complex resort,Bugok Hot Spring Tourist Special Complexcovers various facilities other than the largespa, such as the grand performance hall,outdoor and indoor swimming pools, zoo, botanical
garden, ve tourist hotels, 23 accommodation and
21 shopping centers. It is a suitable place for shortfamily trips where you can relax your tired bodyat the hot spring, and rest at the accommodationand recreation facilities in the complex. Visit www.seorakwaterpia.com or www.tour2korea.com formore information.
Angel and the Woodcutter (Thru Feb. 22)
A heartbreaking Korean theatre show with apowerful message, this performance tells thestory of how Koreans believe that a long time ago,angels came down from the heavens to bathe.Cho-In Theatre takes the beloved tale of an angelwho falls in love with a woodcutter, and in a strikingnew version sets it amidst a terrible war, where
the angel must sacrice everything for her family.
Cho-In Theatre tells this story entirely withoutwords, using puppets, exquisite choreographyand traditional music, to give a unique insight intoKorea’s rich history and culture. Performancesare scheduled for: Tuesday-Fridays, 7.30 p.m.;Saturdays, 6 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m. at ArreumDaun Theater, Daehangno, Seoul (Hyehwa subwaystation, exit 4, line 4). For more information, visitwww.tour2korea.com
Goseong Pollack, Sea Fest (Feb. 19-22)
The Pollack Festival is held each February in to
celebrate the local sh specialty of Goseong-gun in
Gangwon-do Province to ensure a good haul andcommunity. Visit www.tour2korea.com
Ice Skating (Around Seoul)
Ice-skating is a special winter activity. Lotte World’sindoor facilities offer year round ice skating fun,but to ice skate in true classic style, head to oneof these outdoors facilities and enjoy great views,great music and great fun.
Seoul Plaza Ice Skating Rink 
, Jung-gu, Seoul, Outside rink,located in front of the Seoul City Hall;
Walkerhill Ice Skating Rink 
, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul;
Olympic Park Ice Skating Rink,
Songpa-gu, Seoul;
Grand Hyatt Ice Skating Rink 
, Yongsan, Seoul;
World Cup Park Ice Skating Rink 
, Songpa-gu, Seoul,
outdoor ice skating rink and snow sledding eld;
Lotte World Indoor Ice Skating Rink 
, Songpa-gu,Seoul, located inside the Lotte World ThemePark;
Bundang Olympic Ice Skating Rink 
,Seongnam city, Gyeonggi Province;
Korea University Ice Skating Rink 
, Seongbuk, Seoul,Indoor international ice skating rink locatedinside the university. Visit www.tour2korea formore information on these venues.
Snow Sledding
Many sledding facilities have separate slopesfor children and adults, some have tube sledsfor children and extra-large sized sleds fortwo or more people, as well as the traditionalplastic sleds.
Korean Children’s Center Snow Sledding Field 
, Gwangjin, Seoul, Includesother entertainment facilities, exhibitions, andconvenience facilities;
Korean Folk Village Snow Sledding Field 
, Yongin city, Gyeonggi province,enjoy snow sledding and learn about Koreantraditional culture at the Korean Folk Village;
Seoul Land Snow 
, Gwacheon city, Gyeonggi;
Everland Snow Buster 
, Yongin city, Gyeonggiprovince;
Taereung Snow Sledding Field 
,Nowon, Seoul;
Yongin Hanwha Snow Sledding Field 
, Yongin City, Gyeonggi province, locatedinside the ski resort;
Yangpyeong Hanwha Snow Sledding Field,
Yangpyeong, Gyeonggiprovince, located inside the Yangpyeong Resort,skiing also available. Visit www.tour2korea.comfor detailed information on these venues.
Source: www.korea.net, www.seoulselection.com, http://english.tour2korea.com, www.visitseoul.net — No endorsement implied.
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities
Changdeokgun Palace was constructed in 1405, the fth year of King Taejong (r.1400-1418), the third Joseon Gyeongbokgung Palace was to the west andChangdeokgung Palace to the east. Full restoration work began on the palace in 1991 and is still underway. Despite all of the damage done to the palace in theyears past, Changdeokgung is relatively well preserved and is representative of Korean palace architecture. The garden of Changdeokgung is an extravagant sightwith the palace architecture designed in harmony with the landscape. Visit www.ickr.com/imcomkorea for photos. —
U.S. Army Photo by Edward Johnson 

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