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Morning Calm Korea Weekly, August 20, 2010

Morning Calm Korea Weekly, August 20, 2010

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The Morning Calm is a weekly Command information newspaper published by the Installation Management Command Korea for service members, military family members and civilian employees serving, working and living on U.S. Army Installations throughout the Republic of Korea. To learn more about living and working in Korea visit our website imcom.korea.army.mil or visit our Flickr site to see images of life in the ROK at http://www.flickr.com/photos/imcomkorea
The Morning Calm is a weekly Command information newspaper published by the Installation Management Command Korea for service members, military family members and civilian employees serving, working and living on U.S. Army Installations throughout the Republic of Korea. To learn more about living and working in Korea visit our website imcom.korea.army.mil or visit our Flickr site to see images of life in the ROK at http://www.flickr.com/photos/imcomkorea

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IMCOM Korea Region Commander, Brig. Gen. David G. Fox (left), receives congratulations from Maj. Gen. Lawrence L. Wells, Deputy Chief of Staff
for the United Nations Command and U.S. Forces Korea. Fox began his military career as an enlisted Soldier. After completing Ofcer Candidate
School, he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the Infantry in 1982.—
U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Francisco Alejandro 
 August 20, 2010 Volume 8, Issue 44 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea http://imcom.korea.army.mil
Region News
USAG Red Cloud
USAG Casey
USAG Yongsan
USAG Humphreys
USAG Daegu
Sights & Sounds
Command Perspective
Chaplain Page
Photo Feature Page
Customer Service
Page 16 DaejanggeumRoyal Treatment 
IMCOM Korea commander nabs frst star
By Russell WickeIMCOM Korea Public Affairs
— Te commanderor Installation Management Command KoreaRegion pinned on his rst star during a promotionceremony held Aug. 13 here.Te U.S. Senate approved the promotiono Brig. Gen. David Fox along with his peers,retroactive to July 2.During the ceremony, General WalterL. Sharp, U.S. Forces Korea commander,remarked that Fox was “absolutely the perectchoice” or the Army’s newest general ocer.Fox himsel attributes nearly all o his successesto the NCO corps. He began his Army careerby enlisting to the service in 1980. Accordingto Fox, it was a platoon sergeant who taughthim the undamentals o leadership during hisenlisted years. He was commissioned as a secondlieutenant in the Inantry in 1982, and servedin numerous places, such as Haiti, Aghanistanand Iraq. But throughout his career as an ocer,Fox repeatedly emphasized how the NCO corphas always been the oundation behind hisaccomplishments.Fox took command o Korea Region June22, marking his rst time to serve in Korea.His previous assignment was commander o the Iraqi Assistance Group, Camp Victory Iraq.Fox has earned numerous prestigious awardsand decorations, to include the Legion o Merit,Bronze Star and Purple Heart. As the Region commander, Fox is responsibleor all Army garrison operations support servicesin Korea, including support and trainingo the ighting orce, installation support,environmental programs, construction, orceprotection, and morale and welare - all duringa time o persistent conict. His background isSpecial Operations.
Fox pins onbrigadier generalFriday duringceremony
The Morning Calm
Published byInstallation Management Command Korea
 Commanding General/Publisher:Brig. Gen. David G. Fox
Public Affairs Ofcer/Editor: R. Slade Walters
Senior Editor: Dave Palmer
Commander: Col. Hank Dodge
Public Affairs Ofcer: Margaret Banish-DonaldsonCI Ofcer: Kevin JacksonStaff Writers: Pfc. Mardicio Barrot, Pfc. Jin Choe
Col. William P. Huber
Public Affairs Ofcer: Dan ThompsonCI Ofcer: Jane LeeStaff Writers: Cpl. Kim Hyung-joon,Pfc. Choe Yong-joon, Pvt. Hong Moo-sun
Commander: Col. Joseph P. MoorePublic Affairs Ofcer: Lori Yerdon
Writer–Editor: Steven Hoover
Designer: Cpl. Baek Joon-woo
Commander: Col. Terry HodgesPublic Affairs Ofcer: Philip Molter CI Ofcer: Mary GrimesStaff Writers: PV2 Jang Bong-seok, PV2 Kim Min-jaeInterns: Kim Seeun, Kim Min-yeongThis 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 Defense, 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
connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive
written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea.The civilian printer is responsible for commercialadvertising. The appearance of advertising in this
publication, including inserts or supplements, does notconstitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or OrientalPress of the products or services advertised. Everythingadvertised in this publication shall be made availablefor purchase, use or patronage without 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 opportunity policy by
an advertiser is conrmed, the printer shall refuse to
print advertising from that source until the violation ofthe equal opportunity policy is corrected.Oriental Press President: Charles ChongCommercial Advertising
Telephone: 738-5005Fax: (02) 790-5795E-mail: oppress@kornet.netMail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post
Phone: DSN 738-4068E-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 locatedat IMCOM-K, Yongsan Garrison.For information, call 738-4068.
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The Morning Calm
imcom.korea.army.milNEWS • PAGE 2
U.S. Wants Renewed Military Contacts with China
By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service
— Resumption o military-to-military contacts between the United Statesand China is in both countries’ best interests,senior deense ocials said yesterday.Te ocials, speaking on background about anew report delivered to Congress yesterday, alsosaid the Chinese have not been as transparent asthey could be about their military transormationprogram, leaving the Sino-U.S. dialogue open tomisunderstanding and miscommunications thatcould lead to miscalculations.Te congressionally mandated annual report,titled “Military and Security DevelopmentsInvolving the People’s Republic o China 2010,” was released on a day when ocials announcedChina has surpassed Japan as the world’s second-largest economy. China should have a grossdomestic product o just over $5 trillion thisyear. Te United States has the world’s largesteconomy, with just over $15 trillion.Te booming Chinese economy is a goodthing or the world, the report says, noting thatthe Chinese middle class is growing by leapsand bounds. Te economic expansion has giventhe Chinese government the money needed totransorm its military.“We welcome a strong, prosperous andsuccessul China,” a senior deense oicialsaid, noting that a strong China has played anincreasingly important role on the internationalstage.“At the same time,” the ocial added, “theChinese government has embarked on a missionto transorm its military into a modern orcecapable o conducting a growing range o military missions.” A decade ago, China’s army issued a new rolesand missions statement that goes beyond thecountry’s immediate territorial interests. Someo the growth is good: China is participating inhumanitarian relie, peacekeeping, search andrescue and counterpiracy missions. At the sametime, “the lack o transparency around China’sgrowing capabilities and its intentions have raisedquestions about Chinese investments in themilitary and security sphere,” the ocial said.Tis worries planners and strategists in thePentagon. Te Chinese have not been open aboutanti-access capabilities they are developing, aboutcyber attacks, or even about the cost o theirmilitary efort, ocials said.In March, Chinese army leaders announceda 7.5 percent increase in the country’s military budget to about $78.6 billion. “Te [DeenseDepartment] estimate o China’s total military-related spending or 2009 stands at some $150billion,” the senior deense ocial said.“Te complexity o the regional and globalsecurity environment, as well as the advances inChina’s military capabilities and its expandingmilitary operations and mission, call or a stable,reliable and continuous dialogue between thearmed orces o the United States and China toexpand practical cooperation where our nationalinterests converge and to discuss candidly thoseareas where we have disagreement,” the seniordeense ocial said. “Such dialogue is especially important, we believe, during periods when thereis riction and turbulence.”Te Chinese ended the military-to-military dialogue with the United States ater the UnitedStates sold $6.4 billion in deensive weapons toaiwan in accordance with the aiwan Relations Act o 1979. It was the second such halt inrecent years.Last year — the year covered by the new report — Sino-U.S. military-to-military relations were good. But the on-again, of-again natureo China’s engagement with the U.S. military ended the period o civility and progress in themilitary-to-military relationship.Te stop-and-go cycle limits the areas thetwo militaries can discuss. Even more troublinggiven China’s increasing military capabilities, thiscycle increases the risk that miscommunicationand misperception could lead to miscalculation,the ocial said.
Eighth Army participates in Ulchi Freedom Guardian
By Walter T. Ham IV8th U.S. Army Public Affairs
— Eighth (Field) Army is honingits ability to deend the Republic o Korea rom Aug. 16 - 26 duringexercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, the world’s largest annual commandpost exercise.“Te ROK-U.S. Alliance maintains security here in the Republico Korea and stability throughout the entire region,” said Maj. Gen.Michael J. Schweiger, 8th Army Chie o Staf, “and exercises likeUFG keep us ready to deter, and i necessary, deeat any aggression orprovocations against the Republic o Korea.”Schweiger said 8th Army will train together with its Korean allies and with U.S. units around the globe during the command post exercise.“Te great prosperity in South Korea was built on the oundationo security provided by generations o warriors who have served onreedom’s rontier,” said Schweiger. “We welcome the opportunity toonce again train together with our allies and to maintain our ability to ght and win.”Originally called Ulchi Focus Lens, UFG takes place around thesame time every year, and it is the second o two annual peninsula- wide exercises.he exercise is named ater Ulchi Mundeok, an early Koreanmilitary leader who repelled an invasion by China’s Sui Dynasty inthe 7th century.
Eighth Army is honing its ability to defend the Republic of Korea from
Aug. 16 - 26 during exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, the world’s largest
annual command post exercise. —
U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Song Chang- do, 8th U.S. Army Public Affairs.
People’s Liberation Army Navy sailors stand at attention during a visit by Chief of Naval Operations(CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead aboard the People’s Liberation Army Navy type 920 hospital shipDaishandao (AHH 866) in Qingdao, China. Roughead visited China last year to participate in the60th anniversary of the founding of the PLA Navy and to foster naval and military relationships
between the two nations and explore areas for enhanced cooperation. —
U.S. Navy photo by 
Mass Communication 1st Class Tifni M. Jones
— See CHINA, Page
 AUGUST 20, 2010
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off–post events and activities
The following entries were excerptedfrom the military police blotters. These
entries may be incomplete and do notimply guilt or innocence.
USAG Red Cloud:
Simple Assault; Subject #1 and Subject#2 were involved in a verbal altercationwhich turned physical when Subject #1pushed and struck Subject #2 in the
mouth with a closed st. Subject #2 then
retaliated by pushing Subject #1 and
Subject #3 joined in and kicked Subject
#2 in the thigh. Subject #1, Subject #2
and Subject #3 were apprehended by
Korean National Police and transportedto Korean National Police station.Subject #1, Subject #2 and Subject
#3 were charged with (Inicting Bodily
Injuries to Other). Subject #1 and
Subject #3 who were SOFA members
were processed and released into MP
custody on CJ Form 2. Subject #1and Subject #3 were later administeredPortable Breath Test with the resultsof 0.074% Blood Alcohol Content and0.122% Blood Alcohol Content. Subjects# 1 and # 3 were placed on International
Hold, then processed and released totheir unit.
USAG Yongsan:
Larceny of Private Funds; Unknownperson(s), by unknown means, enteredthe quarters of Victim and stole the
Victim’s wallet containing $840.00.
Victim was unsure if the door wassecured. A search for possible subject(s)and/or witness (es) was unsuccessful.
USAG Yongsan:
Shoplifting; Subject was observed via
Close Circuit TV removing a make-up
compact and leaving the PX withoutrendering a proper payment. Subjectwas detained and transported to thePMO. Subject was advised of their legalrights, which Subject invoked. Subjectwas processed and released on their
own recognizance. Estimated Cost of Loss is $25.50.
USAG Humphreys:
Assault Consummated by a Battery;Provoking Speech/Gestures; Subject
struck Victim in the face with a closed st
at. Subject and Victim were transportedto the PMO where they were advisedof their legal rights, which they waivedrendering written sworn statementsattesting to the incident. Subject wasprocessed and released to their unit.
USAG Humphreys:
Larceny of Private Property; Unknownperson(s), by unknown means, removed
Victim’s white gold diamond bridal set
which was left unsecured and unattended
inside of their bag at Soldier’s Field. A
search of the area conducted by Victim#1 met with negative results. Victimrendered a written sworn statementattesting to the incident. Estimated Cost
of Loss is $2,149.00.
USAG Daegu:
Underage Drinking; Subject was
observed unconscious in an off-post
taxi. Subject was transported to thePMO. Due to their level of intoxication,Subject lost consciousness and was then
transported to the Troop Medical Clinic.There the subjects commander wascontacted and gave authorization for aLegal Blood Alcohol Test to determineSubject’s Blood Alcohol Content, withresults pending. A check of Subject’s
ID card also revealed he was under thelegal age to consume alcohol. Subjectwas processed and released to theirunit.
MP Blotter 
Guemsan Ginseng Festival
Guemsan, in Southern Chungcheong-do Province, will be holding the 30th
Geumsan Ginseng Festival from Sep.
3-12 to celebrate the health benets
of Ginseng, a product for which thearea is well known. Festivities will takeplace in Guemsan Ginseng Square andalong the Ginseng and Medicinal Herb
Streets in Geumsan-eup Joongdo-ri,
and will include a number of programsthat will allow guests to experience thewhole ginseng process from cultivationto harvest and trade. Last year, the
‘Ginseng Medicinal Herb Health House’
was especially popular among visitorsand has since been upgraded and
renamed ‘A House Full of Energy,’
where visitors can experience the
physical benets of ginseng through theve senses. Scheduled events include
a Ginseng Fashion Show, GinsengCocktail Show and activities usingDdukme, a mallet used when making ricecakes and ginseng. Visitors will have theopportunity to enjoy a variety of activitiessuch as weighing ginseng with traditionalscales, peeling ginseng, selectingginseng seeds, making ginseng wine andchopping medicinal herbs.
Korea’s Water Parks
The sweltering heat creeps up on us quickly
here in Korea and there is always a needto keep cool. Going to a water park inKorea is one of the most fun things to doto cool off in the summer. Of course, thingslike wave pools that replicate an oceanof rolling waves; slides with a thrill factoron par with roller coasters; and a wideselection of swimming pools await visitors.
But something special about Korea’s water 
parks is that many of them also have hot
spring spas including Jjimjilbang (Korean
style sauna), allowing you to relax and
recharge after a fun-packed day.
Once a sandy spit on the Hangang River
where Korea’s kings went to re off 
arrows. Now, the peninsula is home tothe sprawling greenness of Seoul Forest,
one of the city’s most important natural
spaces, which, unbelievably, was designed
in 2003 and opened only in mid- 2005. Its
southern, western and northern shores arelined with cycle paths, while the southernshore doubles as the bank of the HangangRiver and forms one of the key sect ionsof the Hangang River Park. Once belovedby Seoulites as a place to relax and play,
Ttukseom is now breaking through the
hangover brought upon it by half a century
of breakneck urbanization and industrial
development, and becoming a place toenjoy clean water and fresh air.
All Aboard!
Haerang is a train that’s part hotel, part
observatory, part entertainment facility, and
100% fun. On the outside, the train is a
striking blue with a gold phoenix emblem;
on the inside, it’s full of clean and modern
accommodations and conveniences,ensuring visitors a safe and pleasant
travel experience. The luxury train takes
passengers to major tourist destinations
in Korea’s southwest, southeast, andeastern regions as part of a one-night,two-day or two-night, three-day program.Train fare is inclusive of all services andtravel fees. Travelers move from one
destination to another by train or by busand visit famous local restaurants to feaston regional specialties like hanjeongsik,
raw sh, and hanu beef. Haerang’s guest
rooms range from standard rooms andfamily rooms to deluxe rooms and suites.All passenger rooms are equipped with a
bed, an individual bathroom, a TV and air 
Source: www.korea.net, www.seoulselection.com, http://english.tour2korea.com, www.visitseoul.net — No endorsement implied.
This “kissing statue” is in Yeoido Park located in Seoul. The park is divided into four zones; Korean traditional garden, green area, cultural plaza,and natural ecological forest. Yeouido is also home to the Korean National Assembly and the 63 Building. —
Courtesy photo by Dave Palmer 

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