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Manchu Mile, more than a mile, more of a tradition
Hundreds of Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division set off June 24 on the “Manchu Mile” a 25-mile overnight march. The course included several mountains and difficult valley terrain. The Manchu Mile commemorates the 9th Infantry Regiment’s 85-mile march to battle during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion in China. — U.S. Army photo
SHARP POINT #17–10 Cancellation Of Curfew Policy
1. Effective 2 July 2010, I am rescinding and cancelling the USFK curfew policy for members of the United States Armed Forces, when in the Republic of Korea. 2. During the last nine years that the curfew has been in effect, the overwhelming majority of our personnel have conducted themselves in a professional manner. We have also seen that Korea is a safe place to live and raise a family. As we move towards tour normalization, it makes sense to cancel the curfew. Each service-member remains responsible for his or her actions and is subject to military discipline for any lapses in GARRISONS
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personal or professional judgment or conduct. A service-member who has violated the 4 December 2008 edition of USFK Command Policy Letter #7 and/or USFK FRAGO #05-17 prior to the effective date of the cancellation of the curfew policy will remain accountable for such violation as appropriate. 3. I ask all military, civilian, and contractor members of the United States Forces serving in Korea, as well as their family members, to recognize that individual actions and conduct reflect upon the United States and public perceptions of Americans. We are all unofficial OVERVIEW
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ambassadors in helping to strengthen the alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States. I ask each of you to continue to conduct yourselves in a professional manner in order to set a positive example to our host country. 4. Leaders must ensure that all personnel are notified of this policy change and also understand that, in order to keep the change, individuals and leaders must do their part (under the oak tree counseling/holiday activities/etc.). O-6 commanders can request for the authority to impose curfew or other restrictions on their personnel and organizations as deemed appropriate due to operational or other considerations and in accordance with appropriate directives and regulations. The first General Officer in the chain of command can approve O-6 commander curfew requests, but any curfew must be for a set period of time and
for a specific reason. The USFK Commanding General, USFK Command Sergeant Major, and USFK PAO shall be notified of any General Officer-approved curfew. 5. Look out for your battle buddies and remember that your choices have consequences. I ask all of you to make the right choices, display good examples, strengthen our alliance, and ensure we can all continue to enjoy the many great opportunities which accompany life in Korea. Continue to take care of yourself and take care of one another. As your commander, I will do the same. We Go Together! WALTER L. SHARP General, US Army Commander FEATURE
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Independence Day Safety Message
1. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the “unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America.” We continue to celebrate our nation’s Declaration of Independence every 4th of July, and we are reminded of the very freedoms that Service Members around the globe have given their lives to protect. 2. Many members of the USFK team will take advantage of this well deserved holiday weekend by spending time at home with family and friends, participating in various activities on-post, traveling around the Korean peninsula, or embarking on trips off-peninsula. Whatever your plans, I need you to keep safety at the forefront of your actions. We do not want this weekend ruined by a tragic accident. 3. Needless injuries and loss of life can be avoided if our personnel are aware of the hazards they may face during the holiday weekend and take proper precautions. Leaders, ensure your personnel avoid off-limits areas, political gatherings and demonstrations, and comply with the curfew. Look after one another and encourage the use of the “buddy system.” 4. As we celebrate Independence Day, our goal is not to lose or injure a single Service Member, civilian, or family member due to an accident. Enjoy the well deserved rest you have earned, take care of yourselves, your families and each other during the holiday, and return safely. 5. We Go Together! WALTER L. SHARP General, US Army Commander
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Exceptional Family Member Program:
Fulfilling the Promise to All Family Members
Army Families deal with unique challenges associated with military life, especially when it comes to relocation. Not only do Families have to find a new place to call home, they also have to find new health care and childcare providers, enroll children in new schools and activities and build new networks of friends and support. These challenges are not easy for any Army Family, but for Families with special needs, they are magnified. Families with members requiring special educational and medical services often have to rebuild a complex system of providers and services to support the health and development of their Family members. Families can put an incredible amount of time and effort into creating a network that enables their Family members to flourish, and then, when it comes time to relocate, they have to start again. The Army does not intend for these Families to go it alone. The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP), managed through Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, is a comprehensive, coordinated program that provides community support, educational, medical, housing and personnel services to Families with special needs. Families who have questions or need EFMP support are encouraged to go to the Garrison Army Community Service and speak with the EFMP Manager. Soldiers with Family members who have special needs are required to enroll in EFMP, so that the needs can be considered during the nominative phase of the military personnel assignment process. Some Soldiers may be reluctant to identify Family members for this program. They may feel that identifying with the program will adversely affect their career. This is simply not true. Army leaders at all levels must help dispel this misconception. It is also important for Soldiers and their Families to know that the Army’s EFMP does much more than provide information for assignment decisions. The EFMP is one way we can keep some of the most important promises articulated in the Army Family Covenant: providing access to high-quality medical care, educational opportunities and family programs that foster an environment in which Families can thrive. EFMP is currently serving 16 percent of all Army Families, or more than 70,000 registered Family members. The program has provided critical support to Families since its start in 1979. Over the last 30 years, through initiatives such as the Army Family Covenant, the Army’s commitment and promises to Families have become more defined. At the same time, the number of on- and off-post programs and services available to Families with special needs have increased and become more diverse. As a result of the Army Family Covenant promises and the greater array of programs to manage or coordinate with, we are committed to continually seek new ways to enhance our EFMP support to Families. The number one request I hear from EFMP Families during my installation visits is for assistance in navigating the variety of services and programs available through the Department of Defense, Department of the Army and other Federal, local and State agencies. When Soldiers and their Families move to a new location, they need to know what is available on and off the
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installation and how to access and coordinate all the services. The 2010 National Defense Authorization Act requires all of the Armed Services to provide additional support for Families with special needs. As a part of the Army’s response, IMCOM will add 44 System Navigators to the existing EFMP staff at 26 garrisons stateside and overseas. The System Navigators will help Families connect to the local, State and Federal resources they need. The 26 garrisons include Fort Hood, Fort Lewis, Fort Bragg, Fort Campbell and Schofield Barracks, the five installations with the highest number of EFMP Families. The System Navigators will be trained and in place within the first quarter of FY11.
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The following entries were excerpted from the military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. USAG-Red Cloud: Access Media Violation; Subject #1 signed Subject #2 onto USAG-Casey as his guest, but failed to maintain Subject #2 in his presence. Subject #2 was observed alone at the outdoor pool adjacent to Carey Fitness center. Subject #2 was restricted from all USFK installations on Feb. 10, 2010. Subject #2 was detained then transported to the USAG-Casey PMO where he was released to KNP. Contact was made with Subject #1’s chain of command; Subject #1 reported to the USAG-Casey PMO, where he was advised of his legal rights which he invoked. Subject #1 was processed and released to his unit. This is a final report. USAG-Yongsan: Traffic Accident Without Injuries; Damage to Government Property; Damage to Private Property; Improper Backing; Subject #1, operating a Government Owned Vehicle, improperly backed up and struck Victim #1’s Privately Owned Vehicle, which was legally parked, secured and unattended at BLDG #1327 adjacent to 1st Corps Rd., USAG-Yongsan. Damage to Subject #1’s vehicle consisted of a scratch and paint transfer on the right front bumper. Damage to Victim #1’s vehicle consisted of dents and scratches on the left rear bumper. Subject #1 rendered a written sworn statement admitting to the offense. Subject #1 was processed and released on the scene. Subject #1 reported utilization of his seatbelt. Alcohol was not a factor. ECOD is unknown. This is a final report. USAG-Humphreys: Traffic Accident Without Injuries; Damage to Government Property; Unsafe Backing; Subject #1, operating a Government Owned Vehicle, while backing, failed to use a ground guide and struck Victim #1’s Government Owned Vehicle which was legally parked, secured and attended in a parking lot adjacent to BLDG #746, USAGHumphreys. Damage to Subject #1’s vehicle consisted of paint transfers on the left rear bumper. Damage to Victim #1’s vehicle consisted of a crushed in right rear turn signal, dents, scratches and paint transfer on the right rear part of the vehicle. Subject #1 was processed and released on her own recognizance. Alcohol was not a factor. Both parties reported utilization of their seatbelts. ECOD is unknown. This is a final report. USAG-Daegu: Traffic Accident Without Injuries; Damage to Government Property; Damage to Private Property; Obligation for Safe Operation; Subject #1, operating a Privately Owned Vehicle, made an improper lane change and struck Victim #1’s Government Owned Vehicle on HWY #1, adjacent Honam IC, Daejeon. Damage to Subject #1’s vehicle consisted of dent and scratch on the hood and right front fender. Damage to Victim #1’s vehicle consisted of a scratch on the left rear fender and a torn left rear tire. Both parties reported utilization of their seatbelts. Alcohol was not a factor. KNP responded, but it is unknown if they had rendered any charges. ECOD is unknown. This is a final report.
Mt. Bukhansan is situated in the northern part of Seoul. Designated as a national park in 1983, the mountain is 78.45 km wide and has 6 districts and extends out into Gyeonggi-do. The name Bukhansan means “big mountain” in the north. With its granite peak and Bukhansanseong fortress, Bukhansan is perfect for hiking in all seasons. — Photo courtesy of Dave Palmer
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities
World Taekwondo Culture Expo The Expo is the representative festival of Taekwondo athletes and takes place in the home of Taekwondo—Muju in Jeollabuk-do Province, Korea. Programs include not only Taekwondo competitions (Pumsae—movement, Gyeorugi— sparring, Taekwondo aerobics), but also Taekwondo performances, cultural activities and sightseeing tours of Muju, Buan and Jeonju. These colorful events are presented in order to give international Taekwondo practitioners a chance to learn more about the culture of Jeollabuk-do province and Korea as a whole. This year July 2–7. Boryeong Mud Festival One of Korea’s most famous festivals, visitors to the Boryeong Mud Festival slather themselves with mud, which contains many nutrients that are known to be particularly good for the skin.. This year held from July 17–25. Haneul Park: Transforming Seoul’s World Cup Stadium When Haneul Park was created, it was designed with conservation and the preservation of biodiversity in mind. To that end, five wind-powered generators produce electricity to operate the park’s lamps, while the methane gas produced underground by the landfill is recycled as fuel for the stadium and nearby apartments. World Cup Stadium Station on Seoul Metro Line 6 (exit #1). Gangneung Danoje Festival The Gangneung Danoje Festival is an international celebration that has been designated as an ‘Intangible Cultural Asset’ by UNESCO. During the festival, visitors may enjoy traditional folk games played on Dano while sampling traditional Dano cuisine. Two of the main festival events are the cultural performances: ‘Danogut,’ a ritual performed to ask spirits for the good health and happiness of people; and the ‘Gwanno’ masked dance, a traditional masked dance where the ‘nobles’ and ‘commoners’ of society mingle together, their identities hidden by their masks. Slather on the Sunscreen Korea is surrounded on three sides by water and has plenty of great beaches in a variety of shapes and sizes. The months of July and August in particular are great times to hit the beach, considering temperatures get as high as 30 degrees Celsius or more. Since most beaches officially open in late June/early July and close toward the end of August, visitors have only a few months to splash around in the water and take part in Korea’s beach culture.
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By Col. Joseph P. Moore Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Our volunteers improve the lives of those they help every day. I want to publicly thank all of them for their time and talents, which they’ve generously given to our community and in doing so they’ve set a standard of sharing we should all emulate. Without the coaches, scout leaders, chapel ushers, youth group leaders, Red Cross supporters, School Advisory Members, and PTSO leaders among so many countless others, life overseas would lack vibrancy and opportunity. Our children would miss the mentorship provided by our volunteers. So, as I thank our wonderful volunteers I also extend the offer to everyone else to join them in offering your own time and talents. Throughout history, volunteers have played an integral role in the lives of those affiliated with the military. Our volunteer pool here at Humphreys is comprised of active-duty Servicemembers, Civilians, Retirees, spouses and youth and they can be found all around the installation – schools, sports fields and even off post with our Korean neighbors. Last year, over 1,200 garrison community members logged 45,4561 volunteer hours. Through their dedicated selfless service, volunteers have transformed military installations into thriving communities. There are many volunteer opportunities at USAG Humphreys. Being a volunteer means that you get to choose an area to volunteer, whether at the library, Child, Youth and School Services, as a coach or at the Chapel, the opportunities are endless. Coming up in October, Humphreys will host its annual Army Family Action Plan conference and just as we have in previous years, we’ll rely on our volunteers to help make the conference a success. We need AFAP facilitators, recorders and delegates during the two-day conference, held Oct. 7-8. Volunteers are trained and given the tools needed to participate in the conference. We are also currently accepting issues; AFAP drop boxes will be setup
Col. Joseph P. Moore — U.S. Army photo
around the installation. The AFAP is an Army program that gives members of the military community – Soldiers, Families, Civilians and Retirees – a voice in changing services and conditions to improve their quality of life. AFAP is also a key component of the Army Family Covenant because it gives commanders and other Army leaders insight into the needs and expectations of the Army community. AFAP is a voice for the Army community to inform and partner with Army leaders to determine if we’re doing the right things, whether we’re doing things right, and to find out what we’re missing. For example, some of the things we take for granted today about Family Readiness are a result of AFAP The Army hasn’t always had Family Readiness . Groups – that was an AFAP idea. Your voices matter and issues discussed during the conference can result in change here locally at Humphreys and Army-wide. To become involved and help make a difference in our community, please contact our Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator, at 753-3266. It’s your community – speak and be heard!
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System navigation is just one of the areas we are looking at through the Army EFMP Strategic Action Plan, which grew out of EFMP Summits held in February 2009 and February 2010. For all of the issues we are looking at—Family member evaluation, enrollment eligibility, information management, coordination of services, new programs and others—our efforts are guided by the concerns of our Families and a focus on improving Soldier and Family well-being and readiness. One way Families with special needs can communicate their concerns and recommendations is through the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP). AFAP is the Army’s grassroots effort through which members of the Army community can identify and elevate significant quality of life issues affecting the community to senior leaders for action. EFMP is also one of the programs that the Services and Infrastructure Core Enterprise (SICE) is studying to bring about
improvements for Army Families. SICE is a collaborative and cross-functional team of more than 15 commands, organizations and staff offices formed to develop solutions to Army-wide challenges. SICE will determine how we can resource installations with the appropriate number of EFMP staff for the most effective and responsive program. EFMP has provided and continues to provide invaluable service, but this is an area in which we must always seek innovative ways to enhance support to Families with special needs. Soldiers and Families need to know before they depart for a new installation that they will be able to find the services necessary for the health and well-being of all their Family members. This is part of our promise to Families, for the sacrifices they make, and our commitment to Soldiers, whose strength and readiness is rooted in the strength of their Families. Support and Defend. Defender 6
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Casey Garrison unveils new Community Activity Center
By Jim Cunningham USAG-RC Public Affairs CASEY GARRISON — Soldiers, Civilians and Family members gathered in the new Community Activity Center June 26 to see the facilities and to enjoy an afternoon with a free buffet from Casey Garrison’s Gateway Club. The new CAC features a grand lobby with a check-in desk similar to those found in grand hotels. The foyer features an internet café with more than 20 computers waiting for community members to use and the entire building is also wired for wireless internet connection for those who want to bring their own laptops or notebook computers. Most of the main features of the new CAC are along the perimeter of the three large meeting halls in the center of the building. On the south end of the building the community can enjoy a room full of large screen televisions sporting the latest in video gaming, while those wishing to play billiards can find a room full of billiard tables and table tennis just around the corner. There are 14 large screen televisions in the gaming room sporting 12 new gaming computers. There are six new tournament sized pool tables in the billiards room with more to come. Many of the visitors were quick to praise the many advantages the new CAC has over the previous facility. “This location is near the Casey Main Dining Facility and near the Fire Station, which is a lot closer to my barracks and on the way to the Post Exchange and Commissary,” said Pfc. Leonard Tovar. “It is definitely in a better location.” Sally Hall, the Casey CAC manager, said there is much more than what visitors initially saw. “We are still in the process of settling down,” Hall said. “We have new programs coming such as a digital photo lab, which
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Sue Harper (center), 2009 Casey Garrison volunteer of the year, prepares Korean tea with Keisha Mimms (right), also a Community Activities Center volunteer, for Soldiers, civilians, and family members attending the CAC Open House at the garrison June 26. Those in attendance learned how Korean tea is prepared and how delightful it can taste when properly prepared. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham is coming soon. We have more activities coming and they will gain in number since we have actually expanded in our new space here.” Many have been waiting for the reopening, but have been confused as to where it was located. Although Hall and her staff have been busy with banners and other types of advertising, many are still asking where they are and when they will open. “We are giving the community a heads up to what is coming soon,” Hall said. “Many in the community do not know we have already moved. We are doing this event today to let everyone know we have moved and are open for business.” In the next several weeks there will be an official ribbon cutting, but for now the new CAC is open and ready to serve the community, she said. “There are now many more Family oriented activities planned for the summer,” Hall said, “so everyone should come in and take notice of the announcements and follow the news in the Morning Calm newspaper.” The day was replete with events, many unusual ones like Korean tea serving and many ordinary such as raffle giveaways. Korean style tea was served by Sue Harper, last year’s Casey Garrison volunteer of the year, and Keisha Mimms, another CAC volunteer. “This center is located in the right place being central to all the activities that happen on the garrison grounds,” Hall said. “But most importantly, the community can reach us easier and we can serve everyone easier.”
Danger: Fire chief issues warning about monsoon season hazards
Red Cloud Garrison Fire Department training chief Robert Garrison points to the dangerous areas on Rodriguez Range where sudden floods are common during monsoon season. His message is a simple: “In light of the tragedies that have happened in the past few weeks in Arkansas and Oklahoma, we want to remind everyone that these rivers and creeks are dangerous. These places all have unique characteristics that pose hazards. While the river running through Casey Garrison seems like a brook today, within minutes, because of the topography, it can become raging torrents. These areas are not places you want to play. They all have unique hazards that can injure or kill you in a moment’s notice. According to USFK regulations, all Soldiers, civilians and family members are not supposed to be in these waters unless it is a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation event or sponsored in some way by United States Forces Korea. The other thing to remember is if you go out and get into trouble in these waters, you are not only putting yourself at risk, you are putting first responders at risk also. Even if you are a good swimmer, you can get into trouble in these areas because the water is relentless and will increase its force as the speed of the cascading waters increase. Please avoid these areas at all times.” — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
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By Pfc. Jin Choi USAG-RC Public Affairs CASEY GARRISON — Twentyfour students and five teachers from Dongducheon Foreign Language High School visited USAG-Casey June 11 to tour the garrison. The students are not traditional high school students. They hail from different regions in Korea, attend the school specifically to learn a foreign language and only return to their families on weekends. The Casey Garrison tour gave them an opportunity to practice the English they learned in the classroom. As they arrived at the United Services Organization building here, they were greeted by Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, garrison commander, and a few Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, USAGCasey. They were quickly broken into three groups of eight students, who were led by one U.S. Soldier and one Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldier as tour guides. The tour began by visiting Hanson Field House, the library and the HHD barracks where the host Soldiers live. The students were particularly eager to look around the barracks because they live in a similar dormitory environment. They visited every room where Soldiers work and play, and the more they saw, the more they were surprised. “I came on this tour to experience where U.S. Soldiers and Korean Soldiers work together,” said Kim Kyuhyuk, one of the male students. “I am surprised the Soldiers have their own rooms, not like the Republic Of Korea Army, and they spend their free time well. I didn’t expect Soldiers to have such nice facilities. “I share a dormitory room with three other friends and everything in
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News & Notes
Independence Day Celebration The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will hold an Independence Day Celebration from noon to 9:30 p.m., July 3 at Casey Garrison’s Golf Course Club Parking Lot and Stewart Field. Headlining the day’s events are the bands Hoobastank and Sevendust, the 2nd Infantry Division Band, Korean cheerleaders, a 2nd Infantry Division paintball match and a fireworks display at 9 p.m. Other festivities include games, food eating competitions, a chili cook-off, kid’s entertainment, field games, balloon art/face painting for children and the family bazaar. For more information about the family bazaar, call 010-8428-8427. For information about the celebration, call 732-6760 or 732-6723. VISC Closed The Visual Information Support Center Office at Garrison Casey will be closed July 5 and 6 in observance of Independence Day. First Term Soldier Training First Term Soldier Training, which is mandatory for all first-term Soldiers, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 6 in the ACS classroom, bldg. 2317. The class covers budgeting and basic money management, saving, credit, insurance and other financial topics. To register, call ACS at 730-3107, 732-7779 or 732-5883. Army Substance Abuse Training The Army Substance Abuse Program will conduct its annual civilian substance abuse awareness training from 1 to 3 p.m., July 7 in the Casey Garrison Movie Theater. The training will also be conducted from 1 to 3 p.m., July 9 in the Red Cloud Garrison Chapel. The training is mandatory for all U.S. employees. For more information, call 730-4287. Principles of Personal Finance Training Principles of Personal Finance training will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m., July 7 in the Casey Garrison ACS classroom, bldg. 2317. To register, call Army Community Services at 730-3107, 732-7779 or 732-5883. ACS Closed Army Community Services offices will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 8 for annual organizational planning and training. For emergency assistance during these hours, call 732-6622 and your call will be re-directed. Commissaries Closed All commissaries in Warrior Country will be closed for their annual organization day July 8. The commissaries will resume their normal hours of operation on July 9. For more information, call 732-5377. Armor, AHA Manager Training The location of the Armorer/JSIIDS training scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m., July 8 has been changed from the Casey Garrison Theater to bldg. 2362, room 109, at the same time. Additionally, quarterly AHA manager training will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 9 by the Safety Office at G-3 Schools, building 546 on Casey Garrison. For more information, call 732-7298.
Foreign language students tour Casey Garrison
Students from Dongducheon Foreign Language School strike a pose with a Staff Sgt. Pearlimac Simmons, a Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, USAG Casey Soldier, at Casey Lanes following a tour of the garrison June 11. – U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jin Choi this building is much better than what we have on our campus. It’s usually fun but sometimes I need my own space.” The groups gathered for lunch in the Gateway Club, where they chatted as though they were old friends. “Those who are participating in today’s tour are getting the opportunity to practice what they learn in class,” said Kim Youngkwan, chief of the English Education Department, during lunchtime. “This is a place where everyone speaks English naturally so this place is the right place for them. “I brought students here last year, but the students who are participating today are more enthusiastic and they keep trying their English, so I know it is working for them.” After lunch they took a windshield of Casey Garrison and Camp Hovey. The students were curious about everything they saw and kept the Soldiers busy answering their never ending questions. After group pictures in front of the 1st Tank Division near Dragon Valley they went bowling in Casey Lanes. The U.S. Soldiers who served as hosts understood the significance of the visit and were pleased to show their guests around the installation. “This kind of program is good for both Korean students and Soldiers,” said Staff Sgt. Pearlimac Simmons, Casey Garrison transportation officer noncommissioned officer in charge. “It is good to show them how we live on post as Soldiers in Korea. Where we sleep and what do we do for recreation. I am glad we can show them our culture. It was a great time for me.” Kim Kwang-yoon, an English teacher at the school, said the tour was also beneficial for his students. “My students are foreign language school students so they were interested in meeting Western people and wanted to practice their English,” he said. “They really enjoyed the tour today.”
Soldiers give American Red Cross helping hand
2nd Lt. Smith Dhaiti, C Company, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery platoon leader, reaches in his wallet to give a donation to Amy Jane Roller, an American Red Cross volunteer, during a can fundraiser June 16 in front of the USAG Casey Food Court. The fundraiser was to raise money for the American Red Cross’ volunteer program. “Our main program here in Area 1 is our volunteer program because the American Red Cross as a whole is 96 percent run by volunteers,“ said Leah Barber, USAG Casey American Red Cross assistant manager. “Last year we had 3,500 hours logged here in Area 1.” The American Red Cross will hold a hot dogs and hamburgers fundraiser later this month by the USAG Casey Gate 1. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jamal Walker
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Brandon Sonnenburg, C Battery, 6th Battalion,37th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division, pushes himself for gold during the butterfly portion of a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation-hosted Swimming Championship at Casey Garrison’s Hanson Field House June 19. – U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Mardicio Barrot
Charlie Battery dominates swim meet
events and C Btry., 6/37th FA dominated every event. Medals were handed out by Christopher Suarez, 6/37th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry division, to the top three finishers in each event. Spencer Underwood, C Btry., 6/37th FA, carried a lot of weight around his neck as he took home five gold medals – the most of any competitor. Underwood said his unit didn’t have much time to prepare for the event, but he was very pleased with the results. “We only had about a week and a half to come to the pool to train after physical training,” he said. “This event was more about who had the strongest swimmers and our company proved that we can come together and shine in these competition.” “The competition, in itself, I feel could have been a little stronger if more people would have come to compete,” Underwood said. “I think a lot of people got discouraged because it is a swimming event and many people don’t consider swimming a true competition, but swimming is a difficult sport to master. “Swimming takes a lot of endurance, physical strength and mental strength, and if you put a lot of athletes like basketball players or those big football players in the pool they wouldn’t know what to do.”
By Pfc. Mardicio Barrot USAG-RC Public Affairs CASEY GARRISON— Soldiers from C Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division, took home 57 medals – more than one-third of the total awarded – during the Swimming Championship hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation June 19 here. There were three different divisions in the competition, men’s senior (32 and up), men’s junior (31 and below) and the women’s division, which had no age limit. The competition consisted of 14
Brandon Sonnenburg and Aaron Leadingfox, also members of C Btry., 6/37th FA, took home four gold medals which gave them the second most gold medals for the day. These three competitors accounted for a combined 15 medals. “ This was a really fun event,” Underwood said. “It’s a good thing that our company is a very ‘participation oriented’ company, these events bring everybody together and we truly have a good time. Hopefully FMWR can provide more of these competitive events and possibly give us the opportunity to win prizes. I think even more people would come out then.”
Casey teenagers celebrate Army birthday, talk CYSS issues
Tony Nanes (top center), the Army Community Services Child, Youth and School Services sports director, leads a discussion with garrison teenagers from private and Department of Defense Education Activity schools about what teens need from CYSS and how the organization can better apply the services it already has in place. The barbecue was held to celebrate the 235th Army Birthday in the United Services Organization pavilion on Casey Garrison June 18. Three of the youths will go to Hawaii this month to discuss those subjects with teenagers from Army garrisons throughout the Pacific during a Youth Leadership Forum sponsored by CYSS. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
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EDGE! offers art, adventure and more for Yongsan teenagers
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A dash of this, a dash of that, put it in a bowl, knead it with your hands and what do you get? Cookies, traditional Korean cookies to be exact. These students learn how to make a honey based Korean cookie that looks and tastes like candy from EDGE! sponsored Korean Chefs. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rick Canfield
By Spc. Rick Canfield USAG Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — There is no reason to be bored this summer for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan 6th through 12th graders. The Excel Develop Grow Experience Program, also known as EDGE!, kicked off June 7. It’s a great way for youth to find variety and learn something new through extracurricular activities. “Child Youth and School Services’ partnership with Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation provides 100% free programs Monday through Friday for young adults through the EDGE! Program,” enthusiastically explained Brandon Carr, Yongsan Workforce Prep Specialist. “We try to create a four part series for each class we introduce.” The pottery class at the Arts and Crafts building helps to develop hidden talents in our youth. These classes are at various locations around Yongsan with each class starting a new theme every week. “This is just a teaser program to get kids interested in arts and crafts,” said FMWR Partnership Specialist Sonnie Champigny. “I am enthusiastic about the program. I wish we had these classes when I was a kid.” Students in the EDGE! pottery class for this particular night designed coil pots with nearly every participant dedicating their designs and inscriptions to their parents. Some in the shapes of hearts
and others in traditional shapes, but the pots seemed to be filled with love as the young adults rolled, kneaded and molded the clay into unique works of art. “We are bringing more activities to EDGE! like the skateboard clinic,” Carr said. “Ten Korean professional skateboarders who just competed in Shanghai this last month will be here in July. The local group ‘Stunt B’ will be teaching tricks.” Other popular classes include Traditional Korean Cookie Making and Skateboard Decorating. “We have four different categories to choose from in EDGE,” Champigny said. “Art EDGE! Fit EDGE! and Life EDGE! for the 11 to 18-yearolds and Adventure EDGE! for the 15 to 18-year-olds.” “Adventure EDGE! will be starting soon for our older youth. We have plans for this summer to include, which is still in the planning phase, white water rafting, bungee jumping, paintball, wall climbing and things of that nature,” said Carr. “Those will be longer trips where we can actually leave the base and experience Korea. Additionally, we are eager to do a Life Guard Program and Auto Repair 101 for our older teens. Monday through Friday there is always something going on at the EDGE!” For more information call FMWR/ EDGE! representative Brandon Carr at 738-8113/3406, or stop by room 120B, EDGE! sponsored pottery classes mold the minds of Yongsan youth through the creation of pottery. The young lady can feel her work take shape with every turn of the pottery wheel. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. in the ACS building.
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Walker Center Reservations Reservations are required to stay at the Walker Center. Please email walkercenter@ korea.army.mil for the required reservation form. Become a Facebook Fan The American Red Cross at USAG Yongsan now has its own Facebook page. Become a fan today and learn about upcoming events, find volunteer opportunities, view photos, and post your own comments. Just search for “American Red Cross USAG Yongsan”. Please join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month to discuss how we can improve health care. The meeting is held at Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital Command Conference Room. For information, call 737-3045. Bowling Laser Light Show The show is on Friday, 9:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. and Saturday, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. with live DJ on Saturday at Yongsan Lanes. For information, call 723-7830. Free Spinning Bike Classes The classes are on Tuesday-Thursday, 6 a.m. and Monday-Thursday, 5:15 p.m. at Collier Field House. For information, call 738-8608. Free Yoga Classes The classes are on Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m., 5:15 p.m. at Collier Field House/ Hannam Gym, Saturday - 9 a.m. at Collier Field House, and Monday and Wednesday 6 p.m. at Hannam Gym. For information, call 736-4588. Free Pilate Classes The classes are on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Trent Gym. For information, call 724-8466. Sas Open Recreation Open Recreation for only 1st-5th Graders will be held the first Saturday of each month at SAS, Bldg. 4211. For information, call 738-3051. Club Beyond Club Beyond meets every Tuesday night from 6:30-8 p.m. in the South Post Chapel. The club is for students in 6th-12th grade. For information, call 010-5797-0631. Live D.J. Night The live D.J. night with Jazz and Old School Music is on every Thursday, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. and Friday, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. at Main Post Club. For information, call 723-8785. Tricare Online Beneficiaries living in Korea should verify their enrollment in TRICARE Overseas Program Prime. Log onto www.tricareonline. com. For information, call 736-7236. Protect Your Teen from Rx Drug Abuse According to an annual survey by the Partnership for a Drug Free America, one in five teens has abused prescription medication, and one in ten has abused over-the-counter cough medication. Need advice about a teen who may already be abusing meds? Call the Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Services for confidential advice at 738-4579. For a complete list of community information news and notes, visit the USAG Yongsan official web site at http://yongsan.korea.army.mil
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IMCOM Korea recognizes outstanding safety contributions
By Sgt. Opal Vaughn USAG Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — The Army’s observance of National Safety Month in June presented commanders with opportunities to emphasize the importance of risk management and to recognize safety programs. Installation Management Command Korea Commanding General Brig. Gen. John Uberti did just that on June 18. “One of the important things in our business is that we recognize excellence and we recognize achievement,” said Uberti. “We’ve talked over the last two years about creating a safe, healthy environment and well being, but at some point you’ve got to back up your words with action. This is just a small way to help put some visibility on the program and to make sure that all those folks out there, the 6,000 or so folks on any given day that uphold our organization understand that yes, we are watching.” It takes many resources to keep not only an installation, but a nation safe. There are those that we see on a daily basis like firefighters, military police and security guards at each gate entrance. Then there are those that no one sees but are still an integral part of the organization. “The challenge of a safety program is that you don’t know the reason that you had no fatalities last week – is it luck, is it skill, is it the safety program or a combination of all three – so there still has to be a way to
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Installation Management Command Korea Commanding General Brig. Gen. John Uberti (left) and Garrison Commander Col. David Hall (right) present Outstanding Safety Management Awards to United States Army Garrison Red Cloud, Yongsan, Humphreys and Daegu June 18. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Opal Vaughn
recognize that we are out there doing things right and making a conservative effort to reduce the risks to our work force, to our community and that everyone has to take some ownership,” Uberti stated. “But it gives you an opportunity to say look this is important and look what we did, look what our team did because it takes from the KGS-3, GS-3 laborer, all the way up to me. Everyone has to be on their game doing their part in order to get these reductions.”
So to recognize exceptional Garrison safety performance, Uberti gave out several plaques of recognition for accident reduction, outstanding safety performance and management to United States Army Garrison Red Cloud, USAG Yongsan, USAG Humphreys and USAG Daegu. “I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for what you are doing in this area and keep — See SAFETY, Page 12 —
President Barack Obama honors Seoul American Middle School 8th graders
Seoul American Middle School 8th graders are honored with the President’s Awards for Educational Excellence and Achievement, during a ceremony at the high school auditorium on June 17. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choe Yong-joon
By Pfc. Choe Yong-joon USAG Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Outstanding Seoul American Middle School 8th graders were honored with the President’s Awards for Educational Excellence and Achievement, during a ceremony at the high school auditorium on June 17. Recipients – 43 for Educational Excellence and 3 for Achievement - received a certificate, a congratulatory letter from President Barack Obama and a school coin after shaking hands with SAMS Principal David Dinges, in keeping with the military tradition.
“This is a very prestigious time of the school year by ending one chapter of life and starting an even more exciting next chapter,” said Dinges during his opening remarks. “Commemorating your new chapter, we will present President’s Awards to outstanding students who have shown many years of hard work, dedication, persistence and diligence on academics.” In order to earn a President’s Award for Educational Excellence, students have to maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA for 6th, 7th and 8th grades; as well as score 90% or higher on the TerraNova Test in Language, Math or Reading. The President’s Award for Educational Achievement is given to
students who show growth in any particular kind of subject area. As their names were called, recipients approached the podium to receive their awards and take group photos, followed by Student Council President Joseph Waller’s speech. “Today, our last day to attend Seoul American Middle School is a day for remembering the friendly body of students, teachers and school staff,” said Waller. “Middle School has prepared all of us, individually and as a team, in a great educational environment. I’m sure all of — See SAMS, Page 12 —
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Messages to Col. Hall
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Strong Beginnings prepares the littlest grads for kindergarten
By Cpl. Kim Hyung-joon USAG Yongsan Public Affairs
Send Garrison Commander Col. David Hall a shout out before his change of command on July 8th. He will be heading to Afghanistan shortly thereafter. How have you seen the garrison improve? Has a certain program made a difference in your life? Just want to say goodbye? Find out what more than 3,300 Yongsan community members are talking about by becoming a USAG Yongsan Facebook Fan at facebook. com/youryongsan! (Comments are kept in their original form)
I appreciate the new traffic lights that were installed on South Post. They have improved the flow of traffic tremendously, for the most part. Be safe in Afghanistan. Thank you for your service and to your family for theirs.
The first group of students to graduate from Strong Beginnings, a program that prepares preschool children for kindergarten by teaching them fundamental skills, receive their certificates at the School Age Services building June 11. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Hong Moo-sun
By Pvt. Hong Moo-sun USAG Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Excited about finishing but sad about leaving, the first group of students to graduate from Strong Beginnings received their certificates at the School Age Services building June 11. Strong Beginnings is a program that prepares preschool children for kindergarten by helping them learn fundamental skills - recognize and recite the alphabet, write down numbers, write their first and last names and understand the foundations of math, literacy and science. The class provides not only academic knowledge and
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perspective, but kindergarten etiquette, encouraging kids to have the sense of propriety to become well-rounded individuals when they complete the program. Parent representative Wisty Battles delivered opening remarks to the graduating class. “Look at all of your wonderful 4 and 5-year-olds; they are ready to move to what we call the big kid school. The first day of school is really the first on the 13 year ladder of education and one of the greatest thing as parents we can do, is to be involved.” Our children will grow up learning life and the world — See KINDERGARTEN, Page 12 —
I believe our 2 years here have been enhanced by Col. Hall’s command of this post. He always had our best interest at heart and willingly listened to our gripes and suggestions. He and his wife, Beth Anne, were a great asset to this garrison and they will both be missed. Thank you Col. and Mrs. Hall!
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Thank you Col. Hall for the great dog playground. That’s the best place for our 4-leg family members to run free and socialize with one another (as well as the two-leg members).
Col Hall, I would just like to say THANK YOU for all of your effort and hard work. I personally appreciate your commitment to improving life here for all of us.
Soccer fans gather near Banpo Bridge June 17, to watch South Korea take on Argentina in the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. — Courtesy photo by Iris Beca
See yourself in the Morning Calm when you become a USAG Yongsan Facebook Fan. Just post your travel photos to our page with a quick description covering who, what, when, where and why and we’ll see you in the paper. - Your Yongsan PAO team
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the buzz going on the safety program. That is what really makes a difference, engaged leadership and all of you are engaged and you need to get the people below you
engaged. That’s what you really want to have, to have this grow up and down,” Uberti concluded.
us have enjoyed our school years and come one step closer to our bright future.” It’s very rewarding and I have a nice feeling about being recognized by the whole Garrison and achieving such a prestigious award. I think the reason I received this award is because of my persistence and hard
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work throughout all my school years, said Charles Mitchell, a President’s Award for Educational Excellence recipient. For more information about the President’s Awards, contact SAMS Supervisory Management Services Specialist Susan Darden at 736-7364.
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is a wonderful place, so for now to the graduating class of 2023, may the future always bring happiness, Battles added. Following her remarks, 65 graduates sang three songs learned in class and received their diplomas one by one from teachers, while proud parents took pictures. “It was very nice of CYSS officers to offer such classes to pre-kindergarten kids,” said
Jessica Rich, mother of 5-year-old graduate Emma Huffman. “Emma learned a lot through the class such as math, science, counting and everything. I think she is perfectly ready to step forward now.” For more information about Strong Beginnings, contact Child, Youth and School Services at 738-2311.
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IMCOM Korea top warriors named
By Dave Palmer IMCOM Korea Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — For the 12 finalists of the Installation Management Command Korea Best Warrior Competition, the preparation began months in advance, with the final round looking a bit like a week on the set of the popular TV show Survivor. The warriors competed in the Army Physical Fitness Test, Warrior Training Tasks, land navigation, weapons qualification, written essay and an oral assessment board. Unlike Survivor, there are three eventual winners: KATUSA of the Year, Soldier of the Year and NCO of the Year. The KATUSA category is unique to Korea, the acronym stands for, Korean Augmentation to the US Army. The KATUSA Soldiers have served alongside US Servicemembers since July 1950. The 2010 winners are: NCO of the Year, Cpl. Matthew Anderson; KATUSA of the Year, Cpl. Kim Ki-dong; and Soldier of the Year, Pfc. Thomas Stout Jr. Stout is an Air Traffic Control Operator assigned to USAG Humphreys. He is married and plans a military career. Kim is an Administrative Specialist assigned to USAG Yongsan. He is currently pursuing a degree in Economics/Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University and hopes to one day work for the United Nations. Anderson is a Chaplain Assistant assigned to the IMCOM Korea Religious Retreat Center. He is also planning a career in the military and summed up his military experience to date in the essay portion of the competition: “I have been placed in a line of direct responsibility and accountability to accept the torch when my senior leaders pass it to me.” Just like in Survivor, the tribe has spoken; these three young Soldiers will all carry the torch of leadership proudly in their careers and life. To recognize their accomplishments each Soldier received an Army Commendation Medal, a cashiers check and a Coin of Excellence from the IMCOM Korea Commander, Brig. Gen. John Uberti. IMCOM Korea Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. David Abbott oversaw the competition which sends the two US Soldiers forward to the IMCOM Headquarters competition, with the ultimate goal of having competitors reach the Army’s Best Warrior Competition Sept. 28 - Oct. 3, 2010 at Ft. Lee, Virginia. Several fraternal organizations also paid tribute to these warriors; • Area IV US Army Sergeants Major Association presented a Warrior
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(left) IMCOM Korea Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. David Abbott names the winners of the Top Warrior Competition in a ceremony at the Dragon Hill Lodge on June 17. They are, from left to right, Soldier of the Year, Pfc. Thomas Stout Jr., KATUSA of the Year, Cpl. Kim Kidong, and NCO of the Year, Cpl. Matthew Anderson. — US Army photo by Cpl. Park Kab-rock
Statue. Area I US Army Sergeants Major Association presented a Warrior Plaque. Dragon Hill Chapter of the Noncommissioned Officers Association
presented an NCOA Certificate of Achievement and various gifts. These warriors and the nine finalists have clearly answered the call for selfless service and sacrifice. The other nine finalists also received a Coin of Excellence from Uberti.
NOTICE: The Visual Information Support Center Offices, VISC, at United States Army Garrisons Casey, Yongsan, Humphreys and Daegu will be closed July 5-6, 2010 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday.
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New deputy commander assumes duties at CFC
By Walter T. Ham IV 8th U.S. Army Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Gen. Jung Seung-jo assumed the duties as the deputy commander of Combined Forces Command and commander of Ground Component Command at the assumption of command ceremony held June 24 here at Knight Field. The ceremony was attended by senior leaders from ROK-U.S. Alliance, including 8th U.S. Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Fil, Jr., and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert A. Winzenried, command sergeant major for United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea and 8th Army. Gen. Walter L. Sharp, commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea, welcomed the incoming deputy commander and passed the Ground Component Command Colors to him, signifying the assumption of command. “We are privileged to have such an accomplished, able and hard working leader as our new deputy commander,” said Sharp.
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“My former deputy commander General Hwang left a very strong team, and I know General Jung will forge an even stronger team that can deter and can defeat any current and future threats.” Sharp expressed his determination to build an even stronger alliance and to deter external threats. “General Jung, welcome to Combined Forces Command, we have many challenges ahead of us but I know that together we can attack all of them,” said Sharp. “Our alliance will continue to be stronger and the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia will be secured due to the combined efforts of our two nations. We go together. ‘Katchi Kapsida,’” said Sharp. Jung thanked Sharp, the former deputy commander and everyone who participated in the ceremony. “I’m deeply honored to be appointed as the deputy commander of Combined Forces Command, which plays an essential role in securing peace in Korea,” said Jung. “The Korea and U.S. alliance has to be stronger than ever to stand against the threat that is directly posed to our world and to this nation.”
Gen. Walter Sharp (left), the senior U.S. military commander in Korea, and incoming CFC Deputy Commander Gen. Jung Seung-jo salute at the June 24 assumption of command ceremony on Yongsan Garrison. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Song Chang-do
Basketball legend visits JSA
Claims tips for full replacement value
By Cpt. Tessa Marmion USAG Red Cloud Legal Center The busy summer season of PCS moves is upon us, and with every PCS move come two inevitable feelings: the excitement of a new assignment and the fear of property damage along the way. With the thousands of miles that separate you from your next duty assignment after Korea, your household goods and unaccompanied baggage can get pushed, smashed, and dinged during the trip even with the best of moving companies. You can protect your personal property and increase your chances of financial recovery with a few easy steps. What is FRV? The Full Replacement Value (FRV) Program is a new benefit for service members and DoD civilians that allows them to recover the full replacement value of destroyed and damaged personal property as a result of a DoD-sponsored move. The claim is made directly to the mover, known as the Transportation Service Provider (TSP). What can I do to protect my belongings during a PCS move? Take photos of as many items as you can before your shipment, particularly any fragile or high-value items, which you can use to support your claim if anything is lost or damaged during the move. Also ensure that the movers accurately list all high-value items and that they do not exaggerate existing damage to your property on their forms. What should I do when I receive my property? Inspect your property before the movers leave. At the minimum, check the exterior of the boxes to identify any damage that could indicate mishandling. Have a copy of your inventory so you can account for all boxes. Indicate any damage on the pink form that the movers will provide you (DD Form 1840/R). How do I file to receive full replacement value? You must submit your pink form (DD Form 1840/R) to the delivering TSP within 75 days of delivery to give notice of your claim. But your claim is not complete when you file your pink form. You must make your claim official by submitting DD Form 1844 to the TSP within 9 months of delivery. Include a description of the lost or damaged items and all substantiating documents, including photos and receipts if available. Your local Military Claims Office (MCO) can assist you with your claim, but you are not required to go through the MCO. Should I dispose of damaged items? Do not dispose of any damaged items until you are satisfied with your claim, or until the MCO advises you to do so. Do I need to obtain estimates? You do not need to obtain estimates of repair in order to file your claim with the TSP. The TSP is responsible for that. What if I do not hear from the TSP after I file? The TSP must respond to you within 60 days of receipt of the claim. However, if 30 days pass and you have not heard from the TSP, you can take action by going to your local MCO for adjudication. The MCO might be able to pay you for the depreciated value of your damaged property and can then try to recover the FRV for you directly from the carrier. What if I am unsatisfied with the TSP’s treatment of my claim? If you believe the TSP’s settlement is insufficient, you can consult with your local MCO to determine whether a larger settlement is possible. You should also report any complaints about the TSP to your local transportation office, which can temporarily suspend or permanently disqualify a TSP as a carrier. What if I miss the deadlines for FRV? You can still receive compensation for your lost or damaged goods by filing a claim with your local claims office. You must file with the MCO within 2 years of delivery. However, keep in mind that the military can only reimburse you for the depreciated value of the goods, not the FRV, so you are likely to receive a larger settlement through the FRV Program by filing directly to the carrier within their deadlines. Good luck with your next PCS move, and keep these tips in mind to protect your personal property both before and after your trip. Claims offices are available to assist you: USAG Red Cloud at 732-6017, USAG Casey at 730-3687, USAG Humphreys at 753-8747 and USAG Daegu at 768-6631.
Basketball Hall of Famer Jerry West demonstrates some of the techniques that made him one of the first NBA players to score 25,000 points. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Lee Seung-soo, 8th U.S. Army Public Affairs.
By Walter T. Ham IV 8th U.S. Army Public Affairs JOINT SECURITY AREA, Panmunjom — A legendary Los Angeles Lakers player, coach and general manager visited the Korean DMZ and met with United Nations Command Security Battalion Soldiers here June 24. Jerry West, a 14-time NBA All Star, and his wife Karen West visited the most forward deployed military post in South Korea during the week of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War. The NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist said he was honored to meet with the Soldiers who maintain security inside the world’s most heavily armed border. West toured Conference Row in the Joint Security Area where the Military Demarcation Line divides the two Koreas and ate lunch with Soldiers on Camp Bonifas. “I’ve always had respect for the military. But seeing something like this, it’s been great,” said West. During a visit to the basketball court at the post gymnasium, West thanked the ROK and U.S. Soldiers there for their service and gave them some pointers on how to improve their
game. As 2nd Lt. Greg Gifford attempted to stop him, West demonstrated some of the footwork that had made him one of the NBA’s all-time leading scorers. “I like you,” said West, as he glided past Gifford and went to the hoop. UNCSB-JSA Commander Lt. Col. Edward Taylor said hosting Jerry West at Camp Bonifas was a great experience. “It’s a real honor and a real privilege to have an American sports legend, Jerry West, a hall of famer, come all this way to actually take the time to talk with us, to give us a basketball clinic, to coach us,” said Taylor. “I’m really in awe as I stand here and I’m watching Jerry West talk to us about shooting and dribbling, the fundamentals of basketball, right here in our little gym just a few hundred meters from the DMZ.” For West, his first trip to the Republic of Korea had an especially poignant meaning. His brother, Sgt. David West, died in action during the Korean War in 1951 when he was only 12. “Losing someone is devastating but it is gratifying to see what has happened here,” said West. “To look around, to see this country the way it is today, it’s been a powerful experience for me.”
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Area II Worship Schedule
10 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Stone Chapel Stanley Chapel West Casey Chapel Warrior Chapel Crusader Chapel Hovey Chapel Memorial Chapel, Casey Camp Stanley Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel Casey Memorial Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel Liturgical Sunday Traditional Sunday Contemporary Sunday Sunday Sunday Gospel Sunday Mision Pentecostal Hispana Sunday United Pentecostal Sunday KATUSA Tuesday 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:15 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. Memorial Chapel Brian Allgood Hospital South Post Chapel K-16 Chapel Hannam Village Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Brian Allgood Hospital Memorial Chapel
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Area I Worship Schedule
Collective Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Gospel Sunday COGIC Sunday KATUSA Sunday Tuesday Tuesday
Area III Worship Schedule
Collective Sunday Gospel Contemporary KATUSA Tuesday Korean Wednesday 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel
Area IV Worship Schedule
Collective Protestant Sunday Church of Christ Gospel Contemporary Wednesday Friday KATUSA Tuesday Tuesday 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 5 p.m. 12:15 a.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Camp Carroll Camp Walker Camp Walker Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker
Mass M, W, T, F Sunday 11:45 a.m. 9 a.m. Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel
Seventh-Day Adventist Saturday Episcopal Sunday
Mass Sunday 9 a.m. 11:45 a.m. Camp Walker Camp Carroll
Sunday Sunday Sunday 9 a.m. 12 p.m. 9:30 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel West Casey Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel
South Post Chapel
Catholic Mass Saturday Sunday Sunday M, W, T, F 1st Sat. 5 p.m. 8 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 9 a.m. 7 p.m. Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel
The Command Chaplain’s Office is here to perform, provide, or coordinate total religious support to the United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and authorized civilians across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to war. Visit the U.S. Forces Korea Religious Support site at: http://www.usfk.mil/usfk/fkch.aspx for helpful links and information
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Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact
USAG Yongsan Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffrey D. Hawkins: email@example.com, 738-3009 Chaplain (Maj.) Terry E. Jarvis: firstname.lastname@example.org, 738-4043 USAG-Humphreys Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) John Chun: email@example.com, 753-7274 Chaplain (Maj.) Anthony Flores: firstname.lastname@example.org, 753-7042 USAG-Red Cloud Chaplains 2ID Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Suk Jong Lee: email@example.com, 732-7998 Red Cloud Chaplain (Maj.) Alfred Grondski: firstname.lastname@example.org, 732-6169 USAG Daegu Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Milton Johnson: email@example.com, 764-5455 Chaplain (Capt.) Mike Jones: firstname.lastname@example.org, 765-8991
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This is how Yongsan community members enjoy Summer!
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Air Force and Navy buddies go rafting at Mount Sorak, South of Inje, during the Memorial Day Weekend. — Courtesy photo by Ryan Gassman
Mathew Burchett and Holly Harrison-Burchett visit Lotte World June 26. Lotte World is a major recreation complex in Seoul, South Korea and it set the Guinness World Record for largest indoor theme park. Lotte World can be easily accessed from Jamsil Station, on Line 2 and Line 8 of the Seoul Subway. (left) - Courtesy photo by Holly Harrison-Burchett; Tami Stout Richter has a great time with family members at Seoul Grand Park May 30. Seoul Grand Park has numerous facilities, including hills and hiking trails, a zoo, an amusement park and a rose garden. (top) - Courtesy photo by Tami Stout Richter
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NEWS Ribbon cutting for new Stork’s Nest facility
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On Monday, June 28, The Friends of the Stork’s Nest hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony, unveiling the latest addition to the Stork’s Nest lodging. Building 4030, located beside 1st Readiness Center, provides five new Stork’s Nest suites, completely remodeled with new furniture and appliances. The Friends of the Storks Nest is a private organization chartered to raise funds and support the Storks Nest, a temporary, free lodging facility for expectant mothers living outside Yongsan who plan to deliver at Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital. Many soon-to-be mothers choose to deliver at their local Host Nation Partner Hospital. However, expectant mothers from Area I, Osan, USAG Humphreys, and Chinhae who choose to deliver at BAACH reside at the Stork’s Nest for the last two weeks of their pregnancy. These five new suites will provide an even more comfortable setting for our USFK Families as they await the birth of their new born. The Friends of the Stork’s Nest would like to thank the many generous donors who made this wonderful service for USFK Service Members and Families possible. Renovations of the current Stork’s Nest facilities are planned for the near future. For more information on the Stork’s Nest, please visit the 65th Medical Brigade’s website at www.korea.amedd.army.mil.
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Eighth Army food service competition
the Eighth Army food service sergeant major, judged numerous areas of the food service site to include the mobile kitchen tent, dining tent, sanitation site, rations operations and control, incineration site and the ability of the company to maintain a secure perimeter. “We are looking for proper training and a realistic set-up based on what was available to the soldiers,” said Davis. “We want to ensure soldiers take something away from the exercise.” “It was a good learning experience,” said Spc. James Holdsworth, 55th MP food service specialist. “I learned how to set-up a lot of the sites.” Spc. Antonio Davis, 55th MP food service specialist, said it was his first time working in the field sanitation site and dealing with the soakage pit but is grateful for the opportunity to learn. Sgt. 1st Class Catherine Catano, the senior food operations sergeant, gives all the credit to her soldiers. “If it wasn’t for the motivation of the soldiers, we wouldn’t have made it,” said Cantano. “Even though the main inspection was geared around the cooks, we had 40 other MOS out here to support them. It’s the soldiers that did it. Motivation was the key.” “We are here to support our battles, the cooks,” said Pfc. Brent O’Neill, a 55th MP military police specialist. “We want to show our support and help out.” The company has won at the Eighth Army level seven years in a row.
Namsan summit run
Mrs. Sue Clark, Outgoing President of The Friends of the Storks Nest, and COL Bret Ackerman, 121 CSH/BAACH Commander cut the ribbon to the new Stork’s Nest Facility, BLDG 4030.
Spc. James Holdsworth and Pfc. Parese Smith, 55th Military Police Company food service specialists, prepare and serve breakfast in the mobile kitchen tent.
Story and photo by Sgt. Megan Garcia 501st SBDE Public Affairs CAMP CARROLL — The 55th Military Police Company competed in the Eighth Army Philip A. Connelly Competition (Field Portion) Monday at the North Star Range near Camp Stanley. The competition, which measured the company’s ability to maintain food service operations in a field environment, came to a close Monday after judges from Eighth Army inspected the site. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Don Urie, the Eighth Army food advisor, and Sgt. Maj. Michael Davis,
Eighth U.S. Army officers ran to the top of Namsan Mountain in Seoul June 24. photo by Pfc. Hong Yoon-ki, 8th U.S. Army Public Affairs. By Pfc. Hong Yoon-ki 8th U.S. Army Public Affairs
SEOUL — Eighth U.S. Army officers hiked to the summit of Namsan Mountain here June 24 for a special physical fitness training session. Starting from Gate 20 on Yongsan Garrison at 6 a.m., more than 80 officers ran up the steep steps of the mountain to the summit where the tallest tower in Korea stands, the Seoul Tower. After the run, the participants gathered for a group photo to commemorate the last Seoul Tower hike led by Col. Lewis F. Setliff III, 8th Army chief of staff. Setliff will soon move to Hawaii and assume the duties of chief of staff for U.S. Army, Pacific.
How to secure your computer from an online attack
Using the junction boxes supplied by service providers are fairly easy to install and will help insulate you from online attack because the boxes are hardware conduits that connect your phone directly to massive, corporate servers, which then handle the connections to and from the Internet. If you still want to use your own computer, here is the best way to protect it from attack: Maintain strict access control. Keep your passwords private and limit access to the computers and web sites that house your voice mail and other stored audio data. You can further increase security by allowing only approved people on a password-protected list to make and receive VoIP calls. Use all available security precautions. Keep up to date with your firewall, antivirus, and antispyware software. Use firewall and antivirus software that can perform VoIP-specific security checks. For networked computers, use routers that include Stateful Packet Inspection firewalls. Require user names and strong passwords. Apply for both direct and remote access to the VoIP network, and keep all your operating system software updated. You should password-protect and encrypt, when possible, any wireless networks you use. This also applies to Smartphones and any other wireless data transmission devices. Use dedicated VoIP computers: Consider using a separate computer as your VoIP server, and do not connect it to other Internet-enabled computers. Lastly, shop around before you choose a VoIP provider. There have been many new providers that have come online since the inception of VoIP. Make sure you choose a reputable company and ask friends and family who have a VoIP provider. Some companies even offer discounts for friends and family.
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USAG HUMPHREYS Barker assumes 2 CAB command
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By Spc. Timothy N. Oberle 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Colonel Joseph A. Bassani Jr., outgoing commander of the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, handed the reins of one of the Army’s elite aviation brigades to incoming commander, Col. James T. Barker, during a change of command ceremony, here, June 29. The ceremony began with an awards presentation, where Bassani received numerous awards from both U.S. and Republic of Korea military leaders. He then gave a short speech, thanking everyone for their support during his time here in Korea. The change of command ceremony then took place at “Tiger” ramp, where Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, 2nd Infantry Division commander, passed the brigade colors to Barker. Bassani, headed to an assignment as the executive officer at U.S. Army Central/Third U.S. Army, Fort McPherson, Ga., promised those in attendance that his speech would not last over 120 seconds and he made good on his word, but was still able to convey a long lasting message to everyone in the brigade and to all of those who he had worked with here in the “Land of the Morning Calm.” He thanked the 2nd CAB Soldiers for their hard work and assured Barker of their dedication and commitment to the brigade, by saying, “Jim, these Soldiers will never let you down. They will follow you to hell and back.” Following Bassani’s speech, Barker, coming to the brigade after graduating from the Naval War College, in Newport, R.I., provided brief remarks. He began by thanking Bassani for his hospitality in welcoming the Barker family to the peninsula and then addressed the Soldiers. “This brigade has a stellar reputation as a mission ready unit,” he said. “A long and honored standing tradition of excellence proves your worth to our nation. I am confident that we will continue to excel.” As for his future plans for 2nd CAB, he added, “The 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade has a great reputation and I wouldn’t want to be the guy to change things for the sake of changing them. I mean, of course, I will evaluate things and imprint some of my personality in time, but we will continue to march to the very high standards and great traditions that the 2nd CAB has sustained
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Colonel James T. Barker, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade incoming commander, leads his staff on a review of the troops during the change of command ceremony June 29. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Timothy N. Oberle for a long time.” Barker was commissioned an armor officer in 1988 from Arizona State University. His previous assignments include: commander of 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. During his command, the unit deployed to Kirkuk, Iraq for 15 months. Following that command, he was assigned as the Senior Aviation Trainer at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, Germany.
ROK, U.S. Soldiers conduct joint training
By Cpl. Joon Woo Baek USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs ICHEON — The 4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion, along with Foxtrot Company, 3-2 General Support Aviation Battalion, and the Republic of Korea Army’s 55th Air Traffic Control Battalion, Army Aviation Operations Command, conducted the first joint Air Traffic Control Rodeo exercise at G-510 training area, in Icheon, June 23. The event also included a Warrior Tasks competition. During the Air Traffic Control exercise, the 4-58 AOB and 3-2 GSAB Soldiers competed in setting up a mobile Air Traffic Navigation Integration and Coordination System (ATNAVICS) to prepare for a scenario where the Air Traffic Control tower had been destroyed or when the tower needs to be set up in a field environment. The ROK Army Soldiers also participated, learning how to operate the ATNAVICS equipment and coordinate with their own. The Warrior Task competition took place at a separate location from the ATC Rodeo Exercise. That competition included Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear training, Evaluating a Casualty and Performing First Aid and Land Navigation. A Noncommissioned Officer in charge of each station graded the contestants on task performance and gave feedback on what went well and what needed improvement. The ROK Army sergeants major were impressed with the realism of the competition and its equipment. “After we established a relationship with the 4-58 AOB, we had sports activities, joint training, and friendship events together,” said Maj. Lim Jae-yong, S-2/S-3 officer for the 55th. “This time, the Foxtrot Company, 3-2 GSAB, was also able to join us in the Rodeo exercise, and it was a great opportunity for us to learn from the advanced equipment and tactical training of the U.S. Army.” Specialist David Anderson, the shift leader of the ATNAVICS setup from 4-58 AOB, explained to the ROK Soldiers the details concerning the setup and operation of the equipment. “It makes me feel good because I know what I just taught [the ROK Soldiers] can be taught to their future Soldiers,” he said. “It will keep on going down the line and that will make everybody a better Soldier.” Sgt. Timothy Jones, the facility chief for ATC facilities from Foxtrot Company, 3-2 GSAB, said the training helped validate what they know. “Foxtrot Company, 3-2 GSAB, and the 4-58 AOB have the same equipment,” he said. “We showed them our procedures, and they showed us theirs in setting up our equipment and it sped up the process. As Air Traffic Controllers, we have to be the first one on sight to set up and it really helps to share ideas and save time. What I learned about the ROK Army is that they are very helpful. They like to work with us and we like to work with them and it works well. They want to help us as much as we want to help them.”
From left, Republic of Korea Army Master Sgt. Lee In-woo, 55th Air Traffic Control Battalion, and Spc. David Anderson, 4-58th Airfield Operations Battalion, attempt to position the ATNAVICS HUMVEE level with the ground. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Joon Woo Baek
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VISC Closed For Training Holiday The Visual Information Support Center Humphreys-Daegu will be closed July 3 to 6, in observance of the training holiday. This applies to VISC offices in all other areas as well. Normal operations will resume on July 7. For more information, call 753-8010. Housing, ACS Change Office Hours Effective July 1, the USAG-Humphreys Housing office hours of operation will be Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office will close for lunch, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., daily. Army Community Service operating hours are now 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Retiree Appreciation Day Set USAG-Humphreys is hosting a Retiree Appreciation Day, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Super Gym. There will be information tables, a free meal, door prizes, entertainment and more. For more information, call 753-3872 or 753-5786. Rec Annex Open Summer is fast approaching, but what can you do around USAG-Humphreys to not be bored? You can work it out and play a basketball game with your friends at the Rec Annex, Bldg. 111, next to the Post Theater. This multi-recreational facility opened recently and is designed to be a place for kids to work out, enjoy the basketball courts and other sports equipment. Before use, patrons must be briefed on the rules and regulations and children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 753-5601. Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Update Operating hours for the Fire Extinguisher Maintenance shop are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 1 to 4 p.m. The shop is located behind the main fire station. Unit-owned extinguishers are the unit’s responsibility for servicing. However, the USAG-Humphreys Fire Department will inspect and seal unitowned extinguishers at no charge. For more information, call 753-6175. Pediatric Care Limited During Summer Please be advised that there will be limited access to pediatric care at the Humphreys Health Clinic throughout the summer. If community members experience difficulty in scheduling pediatric appointments, they are encouraged to contact either the Osan Pediatric Clinic or Yongsan Pediatric Clinic. To make an appointment at Osan, call 784-DOCS (3627). For the Yongsan clinic, call 737-CARE (2273) or call the clinic direct at 737-3157 or 737-3158. PT Route Designated For Use Effective immediately, there’s a designated, protected Physical Training route on Perimeter Road. The section of Perimeter Road between Bldg. 839 (near the 3rd MI area) to Bldg. 1280 (the Garrison Headquarters) will be closed from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., Monday through Wednesday and Friday. The road will not be closed on Thursdays. Organizations are encouraged to use this designated PT route to minimize potential hazards due to heavy vehicle traffic on main roads. FRC Has Coupons Available The Family Readiness Center, located in Bldg. 1127, has bags of money saving coupons available for use at either the Post Exchange or the Commissary. Coupons are good overseas up to six months past the expiration date. For more information, call 753-6522. We Want Your Stories! We want to publish your stories and photos in The Morning Calm Weekly. Call 754-8847 for more information or e-mail steve.hoover@ korea.army.mil.
From left, Sarah Jane Levine, Cassi Boyer and Alaura Stelker sit with some of the Hanwha Eagle cheerleaders, June 26, during a Korean Professional Baseball League game. About 100 people from the USAG-Humphreys community attended. — U.S. Army photo by Steven Ryan
Humphreys community experiences Korean-style professional baseball
By Jessica Ryan USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs DAEJEON — About 100 members of the Humphreys Garrison traveled here to watch the Korean Professional Baseball League’s Hanwha Eagles play against the LG Twins at Daejeon Baseball Stadium, June 26. For many attendees, the game gave them a unique cultural experience and an entertaining afternoon. “We thought it would be a neat experience for the children and the community to see the culture of Korean baseball,” said Brad Ficek, the Humphreys Garrison Youth Sports director. Youth Sports intern, Seo Min-woo, known as Joey by his co-workers, agreed. “This is one of the best ways to experience Korean culture,” he said. Prior to the game, the Humphreys community was invited by the Eagles to come onto the field. They played catch, threw a Frisbee around, and took pictures with the Eagles mascots and some players. “It was fun having my kids run around on an actual ball field,” said Capt. Ray Stelker, Delta Company, 4-2 Aviation commander. Once the game started, and people took their seats, some of the first time attendees probably did not anticipate seeing such a lively crowd. In the United States, watching a baseball game is usually a mellow experience in comparison to watching a football, basketball, or hockey game. People typically sit back and cheer when their team scores. In Korean baseball and other sporting events, however, audience participation is highly encouraged. Korean baseball fans stand up, hit thunder clappers, and dance – even when their team does not score any runs. Some fans even waved flags and brought their own drums and noisemakers to play during the game. The crowd is directed by a cheer instructor and cheerleaders. They entertained the crowd throughout the night by dancing and instructing fans when to clap and cheer. To say the least, the cheer instructor, cheerleaders, and audience members put on their own show. The Humphreys youth enjoyed themselves at the game. “I like that I can get to scream!” said Cassi Boyer, an incoming third grader at Humphreys American School. Boyer was also one of the lucky audience members who caught a foul ball. Towards the end of the game, the Humphreys kids even got on stage and danced with the cheerleaders and the whole crowd saw all of the action from the jumbotron screen. Although Korean baseball is not considered to be on the same level of American baseball, most of the attendees thought going to the game was an amazing experience. “It’s (definitely) a great value, you have a good time and see live entertainment,” said Pvt. Brian Avila, a member of the 557th Military Police Company. “Korean baseball games are really unique,” said Devin Kirby, Youth Sports assistant. “It’s a great thing to experience while you are in the country.”
Brad Ficek, left, and Devin Kirby, from Humphreys Garrison Youth Sports, take a picture with one of the Hanwha Eagles mascots, June 26. — U.S. Army photo by Jessica Ryan
JULY 2, 2010
By Spc. Timothy N. Oberle and Pfc. Paek Geun-wook 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs
Love of family, flying motivates 2 CAB aviator
U.S. and ROK armies allows him to deal with a lot of ROK-related missions within 4-2 Avn. He plays a major role during combined exercises with the ROK Army and also serves as a ROK Army liaison officer to manage communications between the two armies. During his time in Korea with the U.S. Army, Kim has tried to strengthen ties between American Soldiers and the Korean community by coordinating the Good Neighbor program and serving as a Status of Forces Agreement representative to help U.S. Army Soldiers with legal problems. “Matthew Kim is a company asset as well as a battalion asset. His ability to communicate both in English and Korean proves to be an excellent benefit on many occasions as a liaison when dealing with ROK Army officers,” said Capt. Matthew R. Taylor, commander of Bravo Co. In his capacity as the Bravo Co. safety officer, Kim is able to inform the company commander on safety-related issues and always has the answer or knows where to find pertinent information for any issues that come up. Recently, Kim was selected to become a pilot in command. “His abilities as an excellent aviator and his experience as a Korean pilot have allowed him to be selected for pilot in command in only 14 months” said Taylor. After completing OCS, Kim is unsure of where he will be stationed or what he will be doing but, for him there is one thing he can be sure of. “I will do my best to complete my missions as an Apache pilot in command,” he said. “As an officer, I would like to help Soldiers and other officers by giving them counseling. Moreover, I am willing to support the ROK Army so that we could enhance the friendship between ROK and U.S. Armies.”
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HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew C. Kim, born Kim Chang-joong, of Bravo Company, 4th Attack Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, is no stranger to USAG-Humphreys. Born and raised in Pyeongtaek, he grew up with visions of helicopters flying. Kim’s journey to his current position, as an Apache pilot, has taken him from the heights of South Korean Aviation, all the way across the world, to the United States, working fulltime for a food distributor while going to school and raising a family, and finally back to the heavens as a pilot for the U.S. Army. He is now an aviation safety officer and an AH-64 Apache Longbow pilot, here, and was recently selected for Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga., and will become the first U.S. Army commissioned officer to have formerly served in the Republic of Korea Army as an officer. Following a successful stay at OCS this fall, Kim will become a second lieutenant. During the 1990’s, Kim served as a ROK Army pilot for the 109th Aviation, operating three different types of helicopters. After nearly 350 hours of flight experience and seven years of service, he decided to move his family to the United States so that he could further develop his love for aviation at an American university. Settling down in America was not easy for Kim’s family, though. The language barrier was a big issue and the exchange rate between the won and dollar became a serious problem due to the ongoing International Monetary Fund crisis in South Korea. With all of the aforementioned issues already on his plate, Kim received the worst
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew C. Kim, an aviation safety officer and an Apache pilot in command from Bravo Company, 4th Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, explains how an AH-64D Apache helicopter works to Korean elementary school children. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Paek Geun-wook news a father ever has to hear. His son was extremely sick and had to undergo a serious heart operation. Due to the circumstances surrounding his son’s surgery, Kim decided to relocate his family to Los Angeles to afford his son the best surgical care possible. Unfortunately, in order to make the move feasible, he had to forego admission at Southern Illinois University, where he had planned to study aviation. Remarkably, Kim’s son recovered in only six months and their family was able to move to Houston, Texas, where he could finally begin his secondary education at Houston Community College. While attending school, Kim worked at a local food distribution company and took care of his family all the while bottled up with an unquenchable thirst to one day return to the air. Following his introduction to the U.S. Army during Basic and Advanced Individual Training, Kim got his first look at U.S. Army aviation with the 25th Aviation Brigade, in Hawaii. About a year later, he finally saw his first opportunity to return to the skies as a pilot of a U.S. Army aircraft. His warrant officer candidacy was accepted and he completed the necessary warrant officer flight training program. Next, Kim went to Army’s Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Ala. and furthered his education of aviation to an even greater degree. Upon graduation, things finally came full circle for Kim when he was assigned to not only his native country, but merely a couple of miles down the road from where he grew up, in Pyeongtaek. His experience as a pilot for both the
NAMSAN-RI, PYEONGTAEK CITY — Capt. Darrell O. Flythe, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG-Humphreys and Park Gyeong-shin, principal of Cheongdam Middle School, shake hands during the Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony made between the two organizations June 19. This partnership began with an English Village program in November 2009. And, recently the organizations had a friendly soccer game at Cheongdam Middle School and a basketball game at USAG-Humphreys. Through this MOU signing, more mutually beneficial programs will be developed for both communities. — U.S. Army photo by Peter Yu
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COMMISSARY BENEFITS are part of the Army
Family Covenant’s commitment to provide a strong, supportive environment where Soldiers and Families can thrive.
WhAT IT MEANS:
• Through the ‘Bringing the Benefit to You’ campaign, Guard and Reserve Soldiers and their Families have shopped on-site at more than 100 remote locations and purchased $14 million worth of commissary products. • An average of 30% SAVINGS OR MORE on purchases compared to commercial prices. • Within the next three years, more than $200 million will be spent on building new commissaries and enhancing existing commissaries to better serve customers.
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JULY 2, 2010
By Mary Grimes and Dale Sciria USAG Daegu Public Affairs
AFN-Korea celebrates 60 years on the peninsula
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DAEGU GARRISON — Broadcasting news and information since 1950, Armed Forces Korea Network (AFN) just last month, celebrated its 60th anniversary. Located on Camp Walker, the home of the Eagle is one of the most recognized names on the Korean peninsula. SGT Faun Mann, Operations NCOIC at AFN Daegu, couldn’t hold back her pride when she voiced her thoughts about this milestone achievement. “I’m very proud to be a part of the AFN legacy. Being here right now is a huge deal because of the historic value. AFN has been around since the Korean War. That’s pretty awesome. Grant it, there’ve been tremendous changes in Korea itself, but with AFN as well,” said Sgt. Mann. The primary mission of AFN is to be a voice for the command. It receives information from community agencies and representatives then makes every effort to provide the best media support it can for the event or activity. “Historically, AFN is known for providing its audience with those stories that are intended to inform and educate them on things that are of importance to USAG Daegu and Area IV, as well as the Army overall. “Another thing AFN does is provide TV programming and music from the U.S. that satisfies the interests of our American audience here in Korea. We want the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Family members and DoD civilians to feel comfortable during their tour in Korea. We hope that wherever they’re located on the peninsula, our programming brings them the same pleasure it would, if they were back home,” commented Sgt. Mann. Sgt. Mann said that with people having so many choices available to them in terms of their viewing and listening preferences, AFN continues to step up to the challenge of keeping its audience interested and informed. She said, “Unlike just a few short years ago, technological advancements make it possible so that practically anyone can listen to or view the programs of their choice quite easily. Many people own an iPod or an Mp3. While the change is good, it provides AFN with greater challenges, as I’m sure you can imagine.” According to Sgt. Mann, AFN is always trying to find ways and opportunities to provide the community with better service. “There’s one thing that hasn’t changed over the past 60 years, and that’s AFN’s commitment to its audience. We’re constantly looking for ways to better serve our customer. One thing we’ve recently done is created a brand new Facebook page. We’re excited about that and we hope the community will be as well,” she said. Responding to the question of the type of music aired over AFN radio, she said, “We receive a lot of requests to change our music, but we feel that right now it’s balanced. The music is intended for everyone to enjoy, and it’s definitely not intended to offend anyone.” Helping to bring the best possible broadcast service to the USAG Daegu community is a lot of work—carried out by a few people. Assisting Sgt. Mann in carrying
Sgt. Faun Mann and KATUSA Cpl. Park Ju-in are hard at work taking care of the administrative challenges and production requirements that make up their daily network schedule. — U.S. Army Photo by Dale Sciria out the daily business of AFN are KATUSA Cpl. Park Ju-in, and AFN’s morning disc jockey, Spc. Kenneth Robbins. Speaking of his experience with AFN, Cpl. Park said, “When I first joined AFN, I had no experience in broadcasting. I knew what AFN was, but didn’t know what exactly I was going to do. At first it was kind of difficult because I didn’t have any training about broadcasting or camera work. It took me about two to three months to really get the feel of what AFN does. Now, I think I am one of the luckiest KATUSAs to be here. “During my freshman year of college, I was a life science and biology major. Even though it has nothing to do with my work at AFN, it’s really nice to have different areas of experience, trying out new things that will be helpful in the future. Besides, how can you not like getting out and writing stories, and traveling around the peninsula. I recently had an opportunity to fly in a Blackhawk helicopter. That was amazing. AFN has really offered me a lot of great experiences.” For Yong Kon Chong, Community Relations Officer, USAG Daegu PAO, AFN is more than just a fond memory. “It’s hard to believe that AFN has been around for 60 years. In terms of news, music and entertainment, it has done so much for viewers and listeners. It’s done a lot for Koreans as well. For many Korean students and Korean National employees, listening and watching AFN helped them improve both their English skills, as well as their understanding of American culture. “AFN has undergone a lot of changes. I remember not too long ago when it was called AFKN. Over the years it has produced some amazingly talented soldiers. I’ll always remember AFN as not only a supporter of the community, but for the Korean peninsula as well,” he said. A great experience is what AFN has been for a lot of Soldiers and Family members serving on the Korean peninsula. For 60 years, it has been bringing the best in music and entertainment for an audience that is as diverse as the programming itself. “Sixty years is a long time. I’m hoping that AFN is still around for another 60 years. For now, however, I hope that our viewers and listeners will not only look back at what its being on the Korean peninsula has meant for so many people, but they will never forget that AFN appreciates being a part of their Korean experience,” expressed Sgt. Mann.
AFN’s morning radio DJ, Spc. Kenneth Robbins poses for the camera. — U.S. Army Photo by Dale Sciria
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Camp Henry’s Gate 1 Opens Again On July 5, Gate 1, Camp Henry will open with the following hours: 0600 to 1800 Monday-Friday weekends closed. Please be cognizant of the changed traffic flow plan when entering and exiting the installation and please abide by all traffic rules and regulations. Swimming Meet Camp Carroll holds a short course swimming meet July 24, beginning at 10 a.m. Competition takes place at the Camp Carroll Outdoor Pool in building 146. Registration Deadline is July 23. For more details contact the Sports Office at 765-8287/8118 to find out more. Pre/Postnatal Yoga Class Learn to use yoga to be more comfortable during pregnancy, stabilize and maintain strength for the physical demands of labor/delivery, and help build coping skills crucial to the transition to new motherhood. June 29 - July 16, Tuesday & Thursday, 0900 - 1015. 2nd floor aerobics room, Camp Carroll Fitness Center. For more information please call the Sports and Fitness Center at 765-8287/8118 USAG DAEGU AUTO & CYCLE SHOW July 4/2-5 p.m. at Camp Walker’s Kelly Gym parking lot. Call 768-8164 for details. 4th of July Extravagant Chili Cook Off July 4 2-4 p.m. Camp Walker Fitness Center parking lot. Chili is judged on aroma, color, consistency, taste, and after taste. Entry forms are available at the Camp Walker CAC. For details contact 764-4440. The deadline to register is June 30. USAG Daegu Sports Event July 4 Softball tournament 3 and 4 July. Sign up for the event at Kelly Field. Event begins at 3 p.m. Contact 764-4800 at Camp Walker or 765-8287 at Camp Carroll for more information. USAG Daegu Independence Day Celebration July 4, Kelly Gym parking lot. Come out and celebrate the Fourth of July and our country’s 234th birthday. Softball, Chili cook-off, fun and games, a concert by Hoobastank and, of course, fireworks! 2010 Daegu Area Intramural Summer Basketball Unit Level League Pre-Season Tourney July 12-16 at Camp Carroll. Daegu Area League begins July 19. Sign up at Kelly Fitness Center by July 2. Coaches meeting TBA. POC: 764-4800 or 7644225.
Camp Walker’s Veterinary Clinic offers Area IV pet owners some doggone great information
By Dale Sciria USAG Daegu Public Affairs DAEGU GARRISON — “If you’re a pet owner, then you know the importance of ensuring its needs are taken care of. Whether you’re new to Korea or thinking about getting a pet while you’re here, the Camp Walker Veterinary Treatment Facility can help you with all your pet questions and concerns. USAG Daegu Veterinary Clerk, Kisha Hawk provided a little bit of insight that might help pet owners better understand the necessary steps behind getting their pet settled into its new home in the Land of the Morning Calm. She said, “To start your pet must be taken to a licensed veterinarian and have a rabies shot that was administered not more than one year ago, and have a valid certificate that shows the pet is healthy and able to fly.” “The rabies shot must have been done at least 30 days prior to the flight. If this isn’t done, then the pet will be held in quarantine until it reaches the required 30 days. The approximate of time of your pet reaching its destination would depend on your location, but if you’re coming from the United States, you’re looking at approximately 14 to 16 hours. When your pet arrives in Korea, you should bring it to the clinic and have it registered in our system as soon as possible. Hawk said that the more common pets that travel with their owners are usually cats and dogs. “Typically, the more exotic pets
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Located in Building 341 on Camp Walker, the Camp Walker Veterinary Treatment Facility provides an array of services, and can answer questions you might have regarding your pet care needs. — U.S. Army Photo by Dale Sciria such as birds are difficult to bring because of the complexity care it requires-- compared to dogs and cats,” commented Hawk. If you are wondering what other services the Camp Walker Clinic might provide, Hawk said she can put your mind at ease. “The vet clinic provides an array of services. Among those services are adoption, dental, de-clawing, spaying and neutering of your cat or dog, roundworm treatment, and flea and tick prevention. “On what may not be an exciting topic, but one of great importance, if for some reason you can’t take your pet to your next location, you can relinquish your pet at the Camp Walker Veterinary Treatment Facility for a fee, and along with taking great care of the pet, we will try to make them available for possible adoption. Boarding isn’t available on Camp Walker, but there are other locations around the area that can provide this service—particularly if you’re leaving only temporarily,” said Hawk.
‘Men on the move,’ starting in Men’s Health Month
By Chris Halagarda Navy fitness and performance enhancement dietitian FORT LEE, Va. — To heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys, is a year round effort. Here are a few facts that just begin to “scrape the surface” of diseases that men need to be cautious about: • 29 million men have high blood pressure (hypertension) • 50 million men have high cholesterol • 8 million men have diabetes If you’re one of the millions of men who simply say they’re going to do something about their health this year, make this year different. Changes don’t have to be big to make a difference. My recommendation is to follow the “KISS” (keep it simple sir) principle because small changes to your lifestyle will result in huge changes in your life. First, go to your physician for a physical. Many men avoid the doctor because they’re afraid of what they might hear, but go and get your health results. Then, use them as a starting point for your changes to come. If you’re fortunate enough to be given a clean bill of health, use those numbers as your baseline and don’t let them change! Working out on a regular basis, be it at the gym, in your home or wherever you work up a sweat, has proven to be a direct link to restoring youth and vigor. Whatever you choose to do for exercise, do it several times a week and take it slow to start. According to the National Weight Control Registry, walking was the No. 1 exercise used to lose weight — and these people know weight loss. All 5,000 registrants of the NWCR have lost more than 30 pounds and kept it off for more than a year. So, your change can be as simple as going for a 30 to 60 minute walk just five days a week. Next, increase the nutrient density of your diet. Most Americans eat far too much saturated fat and sodium and don’t get enough nutrients. Go to the commissary and choose fish, nuts, seeds and beans, along with lean meat, low-fat milk and cheese for protein. Load the cart with all the fruits and vegetables you want, and always choose 100 percent whole grains when buying bread, cereal, rice and other grains. For fat, choose nut butters such as natural peanut, almond, pistachio and soy butter. They’re delicious, filling and rich in healthy fats. This year, don’t let Men’s Health Week go by without making a change. If you have another change that is not listed above, try making that change this year. Maybe you need to get to sleep 30 minutes earlier, block off 15 minutes a day for meditation or deep breathing, find a healthy recipe to substitute for an unhealthy meal that you typically eat, or reduce your alcohol or cigarette consumption each day. Whatever change you choose, just remember that small changes lead to big results. For more information about making healthy choices, visit Ask the Dietitian on http://www.commissaries.com and post your questions on the DeCA Dietitian Forum. Be sure to look for other useful information in the Dietitian’s Voice archive. Sign up with the DeCA Dietitian on www.twitter.com and get messages sent to your cell phone today. For delicious recipes, check out Kay’s Kitchen. And to enjoy all your commissary has to offer, sign up for the Commissary Connection. Chris Halagarda is the Navy fitness and performance enhancement dietitian. Feel free to contact him with your questions at (202) 433-3472 or Chris.Halagarda@ Navy.Mil.
JULY 2, 2010
Mommy and Me Workout taking shape around USAG Daegu
By Dorthy Petrick, summer hire USAG Daegu Public Affairs DAEGU GARRISON — We’ve all at some time or other, made a New Year’s resolution to spend more time working out and getting into shape. For so many of us, however, it’s not as easy to do as it sounds. Contrary to popular belief, that resolution to do so is not always about having time, but having the necessary resources. Those resources could be anything from gym equipment to will power. It might even be about not having childcare services that would free you up to hit the gym. If the latter is the case, then Camp Walker’s fitness center could have the answer you’ve been looking for. For those determined to live healthier lives, and get back into a regular workout, Mommy and Me classes are available from 9:30am to 10:30 on every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday at the fitness center. To help you get started Danielle Lemmens and Neil W. Fletcher are available to lend a hand. According to Lemmens, the Mommy and Me idea came to her through a friend. She said, “I realized that if a concern for childcare was going to keep me from getting to the fitness center, then chances are there might be others just like me.With two small children at home, daycare always full, and paying for the babysitter service—it all became very exhausting and expensive.” With all of these factors posing a major concern, Lemmens took matters into her own hands. She took her questions to friends who
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also had small children, and asked if they would come if she could set up a class that allowed them to bring their small children. The ladies thought it was a good idea. The next step involved getting the support needed from Neil W. Fletcher who runs the gym. Sold on the idea of the program, he jumped at a chance to support this now highly regarded community program. Anyone can participate in the Mommy and Me Workout. Said Lemmens,“It’s called Mommy and Me but there have been a couple of dads show up. Even if you don’t have kids you just have to realize that there will be kids there. If you’re comfortable with children then you won’t have any problem. It’s a free program and anyone can join and we encourage everyone to participate.” Mommy and Me Workout exercises include everything from muscle endurance to strength training. “So far my experience with the Mommy and Me workout has been great. There are a lot of women that are dedicated to the workout, and they are in the gym at least three times a week. We keep track of their measurements, their weight, and height. We try to make sure that they are tracking their progress. “I think the Mommy and Me Program is great for the community, and especially great for those individuals who have put their hopes of getting back into the gym or working out on hold. The only thing you need here is a bottle of water and a lot of determination. Beyond that you can bring your kids, a snack for your kids and maybe toys to keep them busy during your workout,” said Lemmens. — U.S. Army Photos by Dorthy Petrick
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Commander, USAG Daegu participates in burn house training
By Jang Bong-seok USAG Daegu Public Affairs DAEGU GARRISON — Firefighters from USAG Daegu took part in a burn house training activity June 11, on Camp Carroll. The semi-annual training provided firefighters an opportunity to train using real fire. On hand to participate in the training was Col. Terry D. Hodges, Commander, USAG Daegu. Col. Hodges, with the assistance of Area IV firefighters donned full gear and entered the burn house facility in an effort to experience firsthand what firefighters go through. Medics from the Camp Carroll TMC were standing by to provide assistance, if needed. — U.S. Army Photos by Jang Bong-seok
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Firefighters assist Col. Hodges in adjusting his mask. — U.S. Army Photo by Jang Bong-seok
Col. Terry D. Hodges, Commander, USAG Daegu. — U.S. Army Photo by Jang Bong-seok
JULY 2, 2010
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Humphreys 기지 사령관
부대 안팎의 풍부한 자원봉사 기회
그리고 청소년들로 구성되어 있으며 그들은 학교, 운동장, 그리고 부대 밖에서도 한국의 이웃들과 있는 것을 찾아볼 수 있습니다. 그들의 사심 없는 봉사를 통해 자원봉사자들은 군 부대를 번영하는 지역사회로 탈바꿈했습니다. 험프리스 부대에는 많은 자원봉사 기회가 있습니다. 자원봉사자가 된다는 것은 도서관이나 , 아동과 청소년 서비스, 그리고 육군 커뮤니티 서비스 등과 같이 봉사하고 싶은 영역을 고를 수 있다는 뜻이며, 기회는 열려 있습니다. 다가오는 10월달에는 험프리스에서 매년 열리는 육군 가족 행동 계획 회의 (Army Family Action Plan: AFAP) 를 개최할 것이며 작년에 그랬듯이 이번에도 자원봉사자들이 회의를 성공적으로 이끌 것을 믿습니다. 우리는 10월 7일부터 8일까지 열릴 이틀 동안의 회의를 위해 AFAP 기획자들, 기록 담당자들, 그리고 대표자들이 필요합니다. 자원봉사자들은 회의에 참가하기 위해 필요한 교육과 도구들이 주어질 것입니다. 또한 우리는 의견을 받고 있는데 부대 안에 AFAP 의견 상자들을 설치할 것입니다. AFAP는 장병, 가족, 민간인, 그리고 퇴역 군인에게 그들의 삶의 질을 향상시킬 수 있도록 서비스와 환경을 바꾸는데 목소리를 낼 수 있게 해주는 육군 프로그램입니다. AFAP는 지휘관들과 다른 육군 리더들에게 육군 지역 사회의 필요와 기대에 대한 통찰력을 주기 때문에 육군 가족 서약의 중요한 부분입니다. A FA P 는 육 군 지 역 사 회 가 육 군 리더들에게 정보를 주고 파트너를 맺어 우리가 옳은 일을 하고 있는지, 우리가 올바른 방법으로 하고 있는지, 그리고 우리가 무엇을 잊고 있는지를 알 수 있게 합니다. 예를 들어, 우리가 오늘날 당연시하는 가족 준비태세에 관한 몇가지는 AFAP에 따른 결과입니다. 육군이 항상 가족 준비태세 그룹을 가졌던 것은 아닙니다. 이는 AFAP 의 생각이었습니다. 여러분의 목소리는 중요하며 회의에서 논의된 주제들은 험프리스 외에도 육군 전체에 변화를 가져올 수 있습니다. 지역사회에 영향을 미치고 변화를 가져오고 싶다면 자원봉사자 코디네이터 (Volunteer Coordinator )에게 연락을 주시기 바립니다. 여기는 여러분의 커뮤니티입니다. 의견을 말하고 여러분의 의견이 들어지게 하십시오!
Joseph P.Moore 대령
역사를 통틀어, 자원봉사자들은 군대와 연관된 사람들의 삶에 중요한 역할을 해왔습니다. 여기 험프리스에서 자원봉사자들은 현역 군인들, 민간인, 퇴역 군인, 배우자들,
험프리스 커뮤니티에게서 인기를 끈 한화 이글스
By Jessica Ryan 3지역대 기지사령부 공보실 대전 - 험프리스 부대에서 100여 명 정도가 한국 프로 야구의 한화 이글스와 LG 트윈스의 경기를 보기 위해 6월 26일 대전을 방문했다. 많은 참가자들에게는 독특한 문화적 경험과 즐거운 오후가 되었다. “우리는 아이들과 커뮤니티에게 한국 야구의 문화를 보는 것이 좋은 경험이 될 거라고 생각했습니다.” 라고 험프리스 청소년 스포츠 감독 Brad Ficek 이 말했다. 청소년 스포츠 인턴 서민우는 이에 동의한다고 한다. “이는 한국 문화를 경험하기에 가장 좋은 방법 중 하나입니다.”라고 그는 말했다. 경기 전, 험프리스 커뮤니티는 한화 이글스의 초대로 야구장 필드에 들어갔다. 캐치볼도 하고 프리스비도 던지며, 이글스 마스코트와 선수들과 함께 사진도 찍었다. 미국에서는 야구 경기를 보는 것이 침착한 분위기이다. 그리고 한국 야구와 다른 스포츠 경기에서는 관중들이 경기에 빠지는 것이 눈에 보일 정도이다. 점수를 냈을 때 뿐만 아니라 다른 때에도 환호를 하고 응원도구를 부딪히며 치어리더들의 지휘에 따라 응원을 한다. 미국과는 전혀 다른 분위기의 문화이다. 험프리스 청소년들은 경기를 즐겁게 보았다. “소리를 지르며 경기를 볼 수 있다는게 너무 좋았어요!”라고 험프리스 초등학교 3학년 Cassi Boyer가 말했다. Boyer는 경기 중 파울 볼을 잡기도 했다. 경기가 끝나기 전 험프리스
험프리스의 청소년 스포츠 감독 Brad Ficek와 청소년 스포츠 조수 Devin Kirby가 한화 이글스 마스코트와 포즈를 취하고 있다. -사진 Jessica Ryan
아이들은 무대로 올라가 치어리더들과 같이 춤을 췄고 이는 대형 스크린에 나와 모든 이들이 볼 수 있었다. “아주 좋은 경험입니다. 좋은
시간을 보낼 수 있고 경기를 직접 볼 수 있으니까요.”라고 557 헌병 중대의 Brian Avila 이병이 말했다. “한국 야구는 정말 독특합니다.”
라고 청소년 스포츠 조수 Devin Kirby가 말했다. “한국에 있는 동안 할 수 있는 좋은 일입니다.”
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