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November 2, 2007 • Volume 6, Issue 05

mil Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea

K-16 KATUSAs Fires Brigade Local students


welcome families hosts children’s ‘Shade Out Drugs’

into their ‘homes’ Halloween bash at Humphreys

Page 4 Page 7 Page 22

Web-based program
speeds up Sgt., Staff Bomshel hits high note with local garrisons
Sgt. promotions Additional coverage: See Pages 18 and 28 for stories and photos


recently announced the first dramatic change
to the enlisted promotions system for active
duty Soldiers since the Vietnam era. The
Army sees this web-based program, titled
the “Soldier Self-Service DA Form 3355”,
as a bridge to DIMHRS (Defense Integrated
Military Human Resource System), and
a way to empower Soldiers to directly
impact on the management of their careers.
“Trust and verify are key components of
the system” said Sergeant Major Tom Gills,
Chief of Enlisted Promotions at Human
Resources Command. “This new program
has numerous advantages over the current
system, and the majority of those benefits
stem from three key features,” he added.
“First, this system eliminates the need
for Soldiers to accumulate 20 or more
points before adding them to their file,”
Gills said. The Army uses an 800 point
system that allows Soldiers to distinguish
themselves from their peers by accumulating
points among performance categories such
as physical fitness, weapons firing, civilian
education, military education, and awards.
“Under the current system, Soldiers
must accumulate 20 points in one or more
areas before they can add them to their files.
With this new program, as soon as Soldiers Fiddler Kristy O., of country duo Bomshel, takes to the stage during a lively performance at Yongsan Garrison Oct. 26. Bomshel performed at
earn points, they can add them to their file, Army installations throught Korea in October, bringing their unique sound to fans all over the peninsula. — U.S. Army Photo By Cho Song-no
making them immediately more competitive
with their peers,” Gills said.
The accumulation rule, a personnel
workload management-based requirement
‘Soldiers in Arms’ band together as brothers
for more than 34 years, has long irritated By Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr. is especially helpful in negotiating some of the transitions that need
Soldiers and their families. This long- USAG-Yongsan Family Life Chaplain to take place when switching from war to peace time environments.
needed improvement translates into faster This training is the brainchild of Col. (Dr.) Carl A. Castro, chief of
promotions. For many soldiers who have been to Afghanistan or Iraq, serving military psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (see
The second key improvement is also in Korea can be a difficult adjustment period of acclimation to a more at tenet of Battlemind Training
related to speed. Currently, when Soldiers more stable environment. focuses on promoting honest and open communication, which can
update their files with new points, or are Thanks to a recently organized group, called Soldiers in Arms, bring about healing as part of the weekly meetings designed to help
newly recommended for promotion, they veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom can offset the effects of the “silent scream.”
must wait until the first day of the second meet together to process the challenges and difficulties that come The “silent scream” is described by Chaplain (Capt.) Glenn A.
month before those points become effective with post-deployment in follow-on reassignments to Korea. Palmer, battalion chaplain for the 41st Signal Battalion, who has
in the system, approximately two months. Currently, there is one Soldiers in Arms group, comprised deployed to Iraq for two tours, as a mark of many who have come
With the self-service application, Soldiers primarily of warrant and company grade officers, which meets each to Korea (while emotionally suffering alone) with little, insignificant
recommended for promotion or those week on Tuesday from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. And what’s said at or no help for themselves and their families as a result of war, for
adding points will have those points in the the meeting stays at the meeting. Rank has no regard during this whatever reason. The strain of post deployment, said Palmer, has
system the first day of the following month, time. “We ‘check in’ rank at the door for the hour we’re here,” said indelibly marked him with a profound sense of honor and deep desire
provided they add them in by the eighth day Capt. Robert J. Heatherly, HHD company commander, 41st Signal to help Soldiers struggling in the trenches of ongoing battlefield stress,
of the month. Battalion. “We want troops to feel they can get things off their even in a relatively peaceful environment. “I believe the Soldiers in
“We have to take a snapshot of the current chests about the issues of war that many among us keep bottled up Arms group weekly meetings have helped me tremendously in my
points across the Army, while allowing time inside.” We can feel safe to say the things that really bother us due transition since PCSing to Korea last fall,” he said.
to forecast accurately how many Soldiers to our time spent on the battlefield. There are plans for similar Soldier in Arms groups to include junior
we need in a given MOS. According to the Soldiers in Arms participants discuss a variety of topics ranging enlisted, NCO and field grade officers, open to all Servicemembers
experts who developed the program, the from battlefield experiences to family integration issues, for example. who have been deployed to war-time theaters. For information, call
— See Promotion page 4 — Battlemind Training, as developed by the Army Medical Command the Chaplain Family Life Center at 736-3018/3065.

The Morning Calm

Published by Installation Management
Command - Korea
Army leaders sign covenant with Families
Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock by Elizabeth M. Lorge Families were the most stretched, and as a the way.
Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson
Senior Editor:Susan Silpasornprasit
Army News Service result, the most stressed, part of the force, The Army also recently spent $50
and that what we were asking those families million to hire new healthcare providers for
USAG-RED CLOUD FORT KNOX, KY. — Senior leaders was a quantum different than anything I Soldiers and their Families, and is working
Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson
Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson signed the Army Family Covenant expected we would ask,” Gen. Casey said. with lawmakers to help Army spouses gain
CI Officer: James F. Cunningham today and pledged to support Soldiers’ “It struck me that the best wasn’t good priority for civil service jobs.
USAG-YONGSAN Families while they defend the nation. enough. We have not, until this point, treated There are also now Family Readiness
Commander: Col. David W. Hall Secretary of the Army Pete Geren, Chief of Families as the readiness issue that they Support Assistants at the battalion level.
Public Affairs Officer: David McNally
CI Officer:
Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey are,” he said last week when he announced When you’re talking about what keeps
Staff Writer: Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon Jr. and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. the covenant during the Association of Soldiers in the Army, said SMA Preston,
Preston signed the covenant in a ceremony the United States Army Annual Meeting. one of the important factors is the quality
Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. at the Fort Knox Community Center. Gen. Casey said the Army wants to provide of life, “not just for the Soldier, but for the
Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy Gen. Casey said similar signings will occur Soldiers and their Families with a level of Family.
Writer/Editor: Andre D. Butler
CI Oficer: Stacy Ouellette at each Army installation, recognizing that support commensurate with their level And it’s more than just a Soldier’s pay, it’s
while Soldiers may be the strength of the of service, and the covenant is in direct medical, dental, housing, barracks for the
Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier
nation, their strength is in their Families. response to concerns from Army Families. single Soldiers, youth services, education, it’s
Public Affairs Officer: Ronald Inman “The health of our all-volunteer force, our They are concerned about funding the things we provide for all the Families.”
Public Affairs Specialist: Samuel G. Hudson Soldier-volunteers, our Family-volunteers, and support for Family programs, On hand to witness the signing were four
Staff Writer: Cpl. Kyung Chul NA
depends on the health of the Family. The physical and mental healthcare, Army Families: the Browns, the Lights, the
This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for readiness of our all-volunteer force depends housing, education and childcare and Roberts and the Linders.
members of the Department of Defense. Contents
of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily on the health of the Families,” said Mr. employment opportunities for spouses. The Army Family Covenant just confirms
official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Geren. While Gen. Casey admitted last week that what she already knew, said Kathryn
Department of Defense, or Department of the Army.
The editorial content of this weekly publication is the
“I can assure you that your Army in the past the Army could have supported Light. “Being an Army spouse, I was taken
responsibility of the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO leadership understands the important Families better, he did point out that things care of during two deployments to Iraq,
AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 contribution each and every one of you have improved dramatically in his 59 years almost back-to-back. I actually served as a
Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way makes. We need to make sure we step up as an Army son, officer and father. Family Readiness Assistant with one of the
connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive and provide the support Families need so The covenant represents a $1.4 billion programs .... I’m a proud Army spouse.”
written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea.
The civilian printer is responsible for commercial the Army Family stays healthy and ready.” commitment in 2008 to improve quality “It was such a weight lifted off my
advertising. The appearance of advertising in this M r. G e re n n o t e d t h a t t h e A r m y, of life for Army Families. He said Army shoulders to know my Family was taken
publication, including inserts or supplements, does not
constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental
entering its seventh year of conflict leadership is working to include a similar care of; sometimes I would joke to her that
Press of the products or services advertised. Every- in Afghanistan, is in its third longest level in the budget for the next five years. I had the easy part,” said Sgt. 1st Class James
thing advertised in this publication shall be made avail- war, and longest with an all-volunteer In the last two to three years alone, the Army Light, with the Fort Knox Headquarters
able for purchase, use or patronage without regard
to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital force, after the Revolution. This brings has privatized and improved almost 80,000 Company.
status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any unique and unexpected stressors, he said. homes on 36 installations and opened 40 He added that the care the Army gave
other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.
If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy “It was immediately clear to us that the new childcare centers, with another 22 on his Family helped him decide to re-enlist.
by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse
to print advertising from that source until the violation
is corrected.

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two days ago after hearing a false rumor that her dog had been completely docile; in fact it just seemed that he was ready
found. The two women had not ever spoken, nor had they ever to come home.
met. No, he had not been found, said Jerri, and so she assured He allowed a collar and leash to be put on and let himself
her that she would keep her eyes and ears open for Spike, whose be led to the car, and then driven through Gate 17. Spike
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Grove and Burke Tower. She did not know the owner and did The reward was not accepted….the real reward was the
not ask her name, just told her that she would try to help. miracle that Spike was found in good health and condition
The sighting of Spike this morning was pure chance! She after such a long time.
ran home, threw her dog into the garden and returned with

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and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located “Turn lights off when you are “Unplug all the electronic “Close windows that are “To conserve energy this winter in the office,
in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. not using them, or when leav- gadgets before going out.” unnecessarily open.” wear a sweater and keep the thermostat
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MP Blotter
The following entries were excerpted
from the military police blotters. These
entries may be incomplete and do not
imply guilt or innocence.

AREA I: Larceny of AAFES Property, Subject #1

was observed placing one Smirnoff Vodka bottle
in his pants, three Dreyers Dibs ice cream and
one box of poppers under his jacket and exiting
the USAG-Casey Shoppette without rendering
proper payment for items in his possession.
Subject #1 was detained by AAFES Security until
arrival of MP. Subject #1 was transported to the
USAG-Casey PMO where he was administered
a PBT with a result of 0.020% BAC. Subject #1
was released to his unit. At 1:03 p.m. Oct. 21,
Subject #1 returned to the USAG-Casey PMO
where he was advised of his legal rights, which
he invoked. ECOL is $19.71. All property was
returned to AAFES. This is a final report.

AREA II: Failure to Wear PPE, Failure to ID,

Larceny of Private Property, Subject #1 removed
person(s) unknown’s bicycle, which was unse-
cured and unattended. Subject #1 was observed
by Witness #1 riding the bicycle without wearing
proper PPE. Subject #1 was instructed by MP
to render his ID card, at which time he stated he
did not have it in his possession. A search of
Subject #1’s person revealed his ID card. Sub-
ject #1 was apprehended and transported to the
USAG-Yongsan PMO where he was advised of
his legal rights, which he invoked. Witness #1
rendered a written sworn statement attesting to
the incident. Subject #1 was processed and re-
leased to his unit. This is a final report.

AREA II: Shoplifting, Subject #1 was observed, N Seoul Tower is a highly-visible and colorful landmark on Seoul’s eveing skyline. The tower was opened to the public in 1980 and remodelled
via CCTV, placing three DVDs, one T-shirt, one in 2005. It is more than an observation deck, offering cultural attractions, shopping, restaurants and photo opportunities. Eighteen prearranged,
organizer, two manicure kits, one pedicure kit,
seasonal photo backdrops are available. Exhibitions and performances are also part of the fun. — U.S. Army Photo By David McNally
one package of acrylic nails and one nail file in a
back pack, and exiting the PX without rendering
proper payment. Subject #1 was detained and SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities
transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO where
Subject #1 was advised of Subject #1’s legal
rights, in the presence of their sponsor, which Everland Fest (Through Nov. 5) N Seoul Tower (Seoul)
Subject #1 waived, rendering a written sworn
Autumn marks the beginning of Everland’s fall festival. Celebrate Seoul Tower is as a major tourist attraction offering panoramic
statement admitting to the offense. Subject
#1 was processed and released to their spon- the spirit of Halloween fun at Everland, the land of festivals views of Seoul. The tower atop Mt. Namsan was remodeled
sor. Subject #1’s RCP was retained. The mer- and adventures. The Halloween ghosts are inviting you to the in 2005 with a magnificent new look. The alphabet N holds
chandise was returned to AAFES. This is a final “Happy Halloween” festival through Nov. 5. For the second the meaning of being new and a total construction investment
report. edition of its kind at Everland, a 2.5 meter high jack-o’-lantern of 15 billion won in the grand scale remodeling of N Seoul
installment is set up at the entrance along with various holiday Tower. With the construction of the new lighting system, the
AREA III: Traffic Accident without Injuries, Dam- related items displayed at 23 different locations around the appearance, color and pattern of the tower changes to suit each
age to Government Property, Failure to Main- entire park. Popular monsters and ghosts such as Dracula and season or event. The ‘Flower of Seoul’ is a colorful addition to
tain Control of Vehicle, Subject #1, operating Frankenstein await visitors. The highlight of this festival is the the city skyline and remains lit from 7 p.m. to midnight. The
a GOV, failed to maintain control of his vehicle
“Happy Halloween Party,” a parade featuring floats, six air shot Reed of Light garden offers an interesting photo opportunity
when the right front tire blew out. Subject #1’s
vehicle then struck a concrete light pole on carts, four sugar carts, and more. The parade is 400m long, and when visiting the tower at night. The lobby features a Media
the perimeter road adjacent to Gate #6. Dam- lasts for 30 minutes. The streets are filled with 58 performers, Zone, Pavilion Experience Hall, exhibitions and performances.
ages to Subject #1’s vehicle consisted of dents, and thousands of Halloween sponge balls flying into the air. The N Grill is a Western-style restaurant that revolves 360 degrees
scratches to the entire right side of the vehicle, Everland is open until 10 p.m. during the celebration. Visitors every 48 minutes (reservations may be required), and the Sky
a cracked right front headlight and a broken right to the park are invited to dress in costume to celebrate the Restroom offers comforting and scenic views of Seoul. N Seoul
side mirror. Damages to the pole consisted of festivities. The floats feature pumpkin fairies, a pipe organ, Tower is not a mere observatory, but a cultural complex worth
scratches to the pole and an electrical box of the Dracula’s castle, graveyards, and more. Also, magic shows and exploring. For information, visit
pole being pushed over. Subject #1 rendered Halloween bands perform at the European Court everyday.
a written sworn statement admitting to the of-
fenses and reported utilization of his seatbelt.
includes a zoo and botanical garden among its top attractions. Walking Namsan Mountain (Seoul)
Subject #1 was processed and released on his For more information, visit Cool autumn air and changing colors of the foliage make this
own recognizance. ECOD is unknown. This is an opportune time to walk Mt. Namsan. Namsan is one of the
a final report. Bird Fest (Nov. 11 - 25) best locations from which to look down on the city as summer
Where do the birds go when they migrate for winter? The turns to fall. Access to the top of Namsan is possible by bus, foot
AREA III: Larceny of Government Property, Gunsan International Migratory Bird Festival has the answer. or cable car. There are two weel, travelled walking routes to the
Person(s) unknown, by means unknown, re- The festival is an annual event during which visitors can view peak. Refreshment stands mark the way along the beginniing
moved Victim #1’s TA-50, which was unsecured migratory birds up close in their natural setting. The Geumgang of the path. The path offers a little excursion from the bustling
and unattended. Person(s) unknown then fled River provides the backdrop for this excursion, offering splendid metropolis. along the way, hikers can try their hand at an archery
the scene. Victim #1 rendered a written sworn
views of the shoreline and vast reed fields. The area’s ecological range, or rest in the shade of the pine trees that have laid their
statement attesting to the incident. ECOL is un-
known. Due to the lack of investigative leads, features make it a prime destination for many rare, migratory roots in Namsan’s rocky soil. The walking route, intermittently
this is a final report. birds during the winter months. Events will include, indoor bird composed of asphalt road, rough-hewn steps and just plain dirt,
exhibits, bus tours, and access to the Bird Observation Station’s eventually spills out near the National Theater of Korea, virtually
AREA IV: Passing Counterfeit Instruments (U.S. observation deck. Colorful bird characters will be making the cut into the mountainside itself. At the sprawling plaza in front
Currency), Subject #1 passed a counterfeit $100 rounds for photos ops with youngsters. For more information, of the main hall, cultural events are held most Saturdays. For
bank note while purchasing a $1000 money or- visit more information, visit
der. Investigation continues by CID.

595th Maintenance Company opens its doors, PAID ADVERTISING

arms for KATUSA Family Day at K-16 Air Base
Special to The Morning Calm Weekly everyday basis. Family Day tour highlights
included getting “one on one” instructions
The 595th Maintenance Co., 498th on how to load, maintain, and successfully
CSSB, 501st SBDE, 19th ESC recently operate the M249 Machine Gun, learning
celebrated their first Annual KATUSA about the operational capabilities of the
Family Day. The turn out was an overall M1078 Light Medium Tactical Vehicle, and
success with the “Ruffnecks” welcoming experiencing what it feels like to wear the
more than 25 Family members onto K-16 Army’s issued interceptor body armor and
Air Base. All of the families experienced and ballistic helmet.
understood first-hand how instrumental and Families also had the opportunity to visit
indispensable their loved ones are to the daily the KATUSA living quarters. Sgt. Kim, Se
mission success of the 595th Maintenance Jin’s parents were especially pleased with
Company and the U.S. Army. The festivities their son’s living quarters and work areas.
commenced with the families enjoying “It gave us a sight of relief to know that our
a traditional American meal at the K-16 son has a modern, furnished and up-to-date
Dining Facility. The Family members were living area in which to lay his head down
very impressed with the nutritious quality of every night,” expressed Kim’s mother to the
the food served at the dining facility on an chain of command.

Promotion Continued from page 1

eighth is that pivotal day,” Gills said. relate to Soldiers putting in false data. “That
Finally, because of the self-input concern is valid to a point, but appears
capability provided to Soldiers for some of somewhat overstated,” Gills said. “We
their administrative points, recomputation actually have a fairly robust verification
evaluations conducted across the Army at process built into the system,” Gills said.
Human Resource Offices every month “As I travelled the Army testing the system
will immediately become a thing of the and talking to Soldiers, there were typically
past. This time-consuming requirement one or two dissenters in each audience who
for Soldiers and managers across the Army were concerned about cheating. I reminded
is burdensome. With the elimination of them that we have an opportunity to do
Personnel Service Battalions across the something really good for Soldiers and their
Army in support of transformation, this families.
workload reduction will be a welcome Soldiers in the grade of Specialist and
relief. Sergeant may access this application at the
“This is just one more example of how Human Resources Command Enlisted
the Army is transforming into a more Promotions website:
agile force, and improving processes using mil/site/active/select/promo.htm.
existing technology,” Gills said. Non-promotable Specialists and
While the Army continues to drive Sergeants may access the program for
hard towards the DIMHRS solution, this viewing and update, but will not be able to
program provides some of the DIMHRS- affect point changes to the Army data base
type improvements now, and will help until they have been recommended by their PAID ADVERTISING
Soldiers by ensuring their records are Commander and have appeared before a
accurate when we do make the DIMHRS promotion board. Promotable Specialists
transition in October 2008. and Sergeants may access and update their
Concerns about the new self-service file now, which will affect points beginning
system have been brought up, and largely on Dec. 1.

Taking annual survey makes ‘cents’

The Annual Overseas Housing OHA is a valuable entitlement for
Allowance Utility and Move-In Expenses Servicemembers stationed overseas.
Survey for Korea will begin Nov. 5 and The time and effort spent answering
continue through Dec. 7. the questions enables the Department
Annually, the Per Diem Travel and of Defense to set equitable OHA utility
Transportation Allowance Committee and MIHA rates. To complete the survey,
conduct a survey to collect utility and respondents should review actual bills or
recurring maintenance expense data records of their utility and maintenance
from Servicemembers who receive OHA. expenses for the last twelve months.
PDTATAC uses this data to compute A monthly average for the utility and
OHA Utility and Recurring Maintenance maintenance portion will be required.
Allowances, as well as, Move-In Expenses Respondents whose utilities are included
for Servicemembers worldwide. in their rent are not required to report
All Servicemembers in Korea who the actual monthly average of utility
reside off-post and receive OHA should bills because a monthly flat rate utility
take the survey at https://www.perdiem. supplement is already included in their or OHA. For the MIHA portion of the
via the 175th Financial Management survey, respondents should identify
Center website at http://175fmc.korea. expenses associated with making their The link to the survey will residence livable. Examples of MIHA
not work until Nov. 5. A sample OHA items to report are included in the
Utility/MIHA Survey in PDF format is survey briefings found on the 175th
available on the 175th FMC website. FMC website.

Gerald Keener (center), USAG-Casey Bowling Center manager, proudly holds the 1st prize check for $1000, with Christopher Bradford (left), USAG-RC MWR business manager, and Kieth Elder
(right) Headquarter Installation Management Command Morale Welfare and Recreation division chief, after winning the Bowling Proprietor’s Association of America “Second National Bowling
Week Innovative Promotion Contest Oct. 25.—U.S. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham

USAG-Casey Bowling Center Manager Wins Industry Recognition

by Roger Wegner and Jim Cunningham had never visited the center. Estimates are • At the request of commanders in the indicating they are out of the tournament,
USAG-RC Public Affairs these new bowlers will generate $11,500 in field, who had heard about the fun going and they have lost.”
new revenue for the bowling center. on, Keener extended National Bowling Keener is known for his innovative event
CASEY GARRISON—Gerald Keener, • Operation Cinderella and Cinderfella Week until Sept. 4 so those Soldiers could creations. In the past he has had events
manager of the USAG-Casey Bowling promotion: each patron received free take part. repeated because of their popularity.
Center, was selected by the Bowling scratch-off prize tickets. Certain mystery • From Aug. 29 to Sept. 4 they held a “Last year I had the Dungeon of
Proprietor’s Association of America as their rental shoes in different sizes were hidden Texas Hold ‘Em Bowling Tournament with Triumph,” Keener said. “Each lane had
first choice winner in the “Second National away. When bowlers attempted to rent multiple prizes. different features, some had to throw eight
Bowling Week Innovative Promotion the secret size shoes they won a pair of new Future events Keener plans will include a pins or nine pins. On some lanes I made the
Contest.” resale shoes to keep plus free bowling and Halloween Voodoo Bowling Tournament. bowlers throw from behind a curtain, which
According to Henry Lewczyk, vice- pizza for the night. “It is not going to be during regular blinded them from looking at the pins. That
president of marketing for the BPAA, their • Promoted National Bowling Week Halloween because we have trick-or-treating caused a lot of zero counts.”
team of judges voted the Casey entry as their with Keener’s appearances on AFN radio on that date,” Keener said. “The following Keener posts teasers to keep the customers
first choice winner for the most successful, and television. Saturday and Sunday is the Voodoo Bowling coming back for more fun.
creative and well-executed promotion run • Operation Blue Eyes, Luck to be a Lady Tournament. Everyone will get a voodoo “I posted a teaser for an event called the
during National Bowling Week, August promotion: whenever that song was played doll. They can check the doll to win prizes Zodiac Kings,” Keener said. “I am going to
25-31. on the juke box, the first person arriving automatically or, if they are having a bad tie it in with the western and the Chinese
There were three other $1,000 prize at the desk who announced “Luck to be a game, they can hex their opponent and take horoscopes. I am a Pisces, born in the year
winners and two $500 winners. Ideas Lady” was given a pair of dice to toss. If five points away from their score.” of the rat, so I would bowl in a block of
submitted this year are included in the they rolled a 7, they won a bowling ball, The tournament will run two days. 12, each block represents a month, and we
BPAA “How to” manual for 2008 National an 11 earned a free pizza, and others won a Contestants can buy one voodoo doll and would have our own champion who would
Bowling Week, and Keener will receive free combo meal. participate both days. There is some of come out and face all the other zodiac signs
credit in the manual. • Afternoon Delight promotion: three Keener’s famous showmanship involved for the championship.”
Some of the initiatives run during strikes in a row earned a surprise visit from as well. Zodiac Kings Tournament will be
National Bowling Week that cinched the the Cookie Monster with two chocolate “I am going to be dressed as the Grim scheduled for the Christmas holiday, Keener
award for the Casey Bowling Center were: chip cookies and a non-alcoholic beverage. Reaper,” Keener said. “When a contestant said.“I haven’t really guessed what I will do
• Generated 46 new league bowlers (Keener dressed up in his “Luck to be a gets knocked out of the tournament, I will for New Year’s holiday yet, but I will think
during NBW: half were new customers who Lady” attire). go up and touch them as the angel of death of something.”

News & Notes

Army vs. Air Force
Flag Football Game
Warrior Country Sports will host the first
“Warrior Cup” Army vs. Air Force Flag
Football game Nov.17 at 1 p.m. at Soldier
Field USAG-Casey. For more information
call: 730-4681.

Kwang Sung Taxi Schedule

Kwang Sung Taxi English speaking dis-
patch number for taxis weekdays 2 to 8
p.m. and weekends 2p.m. to midnight. Dis-
patch number: 031-841-6000.

Free Korean Language Textbooks

The University of Maryland is very inter-
ested in service members and other U.S.
personnel in Korea learning to speak Kore-
an. Each person who enrolls in the Korean
101 course at “Camp Stanley in Term II will Gloria Prince (far right), education coordinator, Army Substance Abuse Program prepares non-alcohol party drinks while Soldiers and civilians fill
receive a free text book. For active duty out assessment forms during Red Ribbon Week at Mitchell’s Club on USAG-Red Cloud Oct. 24.—U.S. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham
personnel, the Army will pay 100 percent

Red Ribbon Week celebrated at Red Cloud

of the tuition. For more information call:

Gifts from the Home Front

Gifts from the home front can be sent to de- by Jim Cunningham notice telling you resale or redistribution and controlled substances such as marijuana
ployed troops by logging on to www.aafes. USAG-RC Public Affairs is illegal.” and cocaine. Some products are blends of
org or callling: 877-770-4438. The gift cer- A disturbing trend in the abuse of over- exotic herbs once used in primitive rituals.
tificates are sent to individual service mem-
RED CLOUD GARRISON—Red the-counter drugs has surfaced and can be One such product blends eight herbs such as
bers or distributed to any service member
through the Air Force Aid Society, American Ribbon Week, a campaign primarily to deadly, according to Johnson. Baybean, Blue Lotus, Dwarf Scullcap, Lion’s
Red Cross, Coalition to Salute America’s discourage illegal drug use, was held Oct. “Over-the-counter drugs, such as those Tail and Siberian Motherwort.
Heroes, Fisher House, Navy-Marine Corps 20-28 in USAG-RC and USAG-Casey. sold without prescription all have disclaimers “We have not seen any of this yet in
Relief Society, Operation Home front, Op- The campaign was sponsored by the Army on them,” Johnson said. “A lot of people do USAG-RC,” Johnson said. “It is available on
eration Interdependence or the USO. “Gifts Substance Abuse Program. not look at those products as drugs because the internet and most young people know
from the home front certificates can be re- “The bottom line is to stamp out drugs,” they are for body building or general well it is, so it may be coming.”
deemed at exchange facilities worldwide. said Gloria Prince, education coordinator, being, but any substance you put in your Under the UCMJ, Soldiers can get into
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program. “Say body to bring about a change is a drug.” trouble for using these products.
Area I and 2ID Celebrate
n-o to drugs, know what they do to your The major over-the-counter medicine, “I think Soldiers can be prosecuted for
American Education Week
Area I/2ID personnel join educators around mind and body as well as your family and which caused a lot of trouble, was Ephedrine, using these products, but they are not illegal
the world in the celebration of American the Soldiers you work with every day.” according to Johnson. to buy,” Johnson said. “What the UCMJ
Education Week from Nov. 11 - 17. The fo- The ASAP program introduces brochures “Ephedrine causes a lot of nasty things covers is anything that contains hemp, but
cus is on strengthening our resolve to edu- on the harmful effects of all kinds of drug to happen,” Johnson said. “It can cause these products do not contain anything from
cate America’s Soldier students to meet the use, from illegal and prescription drugs, internal bleeding, but it was supposed to the hemp plant.”
challenges of leadership today and tomor- to over-the-counter drug abuse. Also, they aid in weight loss. Most weight loss products There exists ample precedents in which
row. For more information call: 732-7015. discourage smoking. sold over-the-counter contain caffeine. One Soldiers and other service members were
“Cigarettes are considered a drug. We are such drug, Orange, had a notice on the back punished under the UCMJ for abusing
Army Family Covenant Signing
here to encourage people to stop smoking, of the bottle that said it could possibly cause substances that are not illegal drugs, over-
The Army Family Covenant signing will
take place in the USAG-Casey Digital Con- stop drinking in excess, and stop doing the user to fail a urine test. Some would the-counter drugs, or prescription drugs,
ference Center Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. illegal drugs,” Prince said. “The thing is, you think it would be a legal substance for according to Maj. Joseph Masterson, 2nd
want to stop and check yourself and educate getting high, but in reality it was only hype Infantry Division SJA Deputy SJA.
Coming Events PBC Red Cloud yourself about what is happening.” to sell the product.” “Military chains of command do have
The Pear Blossom Cottage Thanksgiving Substance abuse covers many topics, One over-the-counter drug caused the ability to take appropriate action if
luncheon will be held Nov. 21 from noon some well known, and some not-so-well worrisome trends in drug abuse. and when service members wrongfully use
to 1 p.m. Cooking class will be held Nov. known. “Cough medications that contain substances other than controlled substances
30 from 11 a.m. to noon. The Outreach lun- “Over the counter drugs are legal drugs,” dextromethorphan (DMX) are legitimately to achieve intoxication, particularly when
cheon will be held Dec. 13 from noon to 1
Prince said. “We have cough syrups being used as a cough suppressant, although its those wrongful uses are prejudicial to good
p.m. The Christmas Party will be held Dec.
21 from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information consumed in excess by Soldiers who can’t efficacy is questionable,” Johnson said. “It order and discipline, service discrediting,
call: 732-7168. drink, that is, those under 21 years of age. also is used as a drug of abuse in doses of or both,” Masterson said. “For example,
The excessive use of these drugs just to get 16 to 24 pills at a time.” a Soldier was convicted at a court-martial
Garrison Website high is the problem. We want to educate It is reported that 51 boxes of 16 tablets for repeatedly and wrongfully inhaling the
For more news and information, the weather people to understand what is happening.” are being sold weekly from the USAG- contents of a can of ‘Dust Off.’ Likewise, a
forecast, heat index information and even a Prescription medication abuse is a hazard Casey Post Exchange, according to Johnson. sailor was convicted at a court-martial after
community telephone book, visit the U.S. everyone should know about as well. It is suspected that this large amount is admitting to mixing, heating, and using
Army Garrison-Red Cloud website at http:// “What they do is sell their prescription due to persons using it as a substance of a combination of cough syrup, ammonia,
medication,” said Wayne Johnson, alcohol abuse, because the clinics have not seen a lighter fluid, and lemon juice, and then
USAG-RC Ration Control and drug control officer. “Someone will complimentary rise in coughs or respiratory ingesting it, after discovering the recipe on
Office Closure be issued a drug, like Percocet, and sell complaints. Also, there have been four the Internet. The sailor also admitted he did
The Ration Control Office will be closed it to their friends. Although Percocet is DMX overdoses in the past two months. so with the intent to ‘induce intoxication,
Nov. 6 - 7 and will resume regular business a controlled substance, it is available by “Eventually the Drug Enforcement excitement, and stupefaction of the central
hours Nov. 8. Ration Control has relocated prescription as so many doses for whatever Agency in the United States will probably nervous system.”
to building S-225. For more information ails you.” pull DMX off the shelves,” Johnson said. The reasons for substance abuse may not
call: 732-6762. There are penalties for reselling or “Because DMX is an easy to abuse substance, be complicated.
redistributing prescription drugs, according they were selling 110 boxes a week in “In general, we as a society are known as a
Courageous Channel
to Johnson. Yongsan. People come here from the states feel good society,” Johnson said. “We do not
in November
Courageous Channel 07-02 will be held “Both the Uniform Code of Military with information on how to abuse this drug like pain. We are used to things coming fast.
Nov. 15-18 in the USAG-RC gym. NEO Justice and federal law prohibit the resale and that is why we are seeing this kind of We need to be more proactive in preventing
wardens will be checking NEO checklist for and redistribution of prescription drugs,” abuse.” drug abuse. So many times we wait for the
verification and signatures. For more infor- Johnson said. “It can lead to a court martial Another trend is the ubiquitous incident to happen and then we react. We have
mation call: 732-9142/6377. and it is considered a felony. If you look availability of exotic herbs from around the to keep our guard up against substance abuse
on a prescription bottle, you will find a world being sold as substitutes for illegal so that we can prevent it from happening.”

Children of Isaac House visit Casey

by Jim Cunningham we do a Christmas party and talent show,”
USAG-RC Public Affairs Buccino said. “We do six events every year.
The Fires Brigade has a 48 year old history
CASEY GARRISON—Members of with the Isaac House Orphanage.”
the Headquarters, Headquarters Battalion/ The combined efforts of the FRG, USO,
210th Fires Brigade hosted 77 children and HHB/210th Fires Brigade set up the
from Isaac House Orphanage Oct. 27 for entire event including the decorations at the
Halloween ‘trick or treat’ at USAG-Casey’s USO, according to Buccino.
United Services Organization and the Fires “They, the FRG, actually paid for all of
Brigade barracks. this,” Buccino said. “There is a lot of money
“Every year we invite the Isaac House and time involved with making this event
Orphanage to a Halloween party,” said happen.”
Maj. Joseph Buccino, commander of the “The USO always supports us in doing
HHB/210th Fires Brigade. “We have 22 these events,” said Chandani Buccino, wife
members from the Family Readiness Group of Maj. Buccino. “I went to Jim Allen,
here to support the event.” director of the USAG-Casey USO and asked Children of Isaac House Orphanage get their faces painted by members of the HHB/210th Fires
A lot of preparation went into the him. He said he would come onboard and Brigade and the Fires Brigade Family Readiness Group during their Halloween visit to USAG-
event. Soldiers decorated their barracks support us with whatever we needed.” Casey Oct. 27.—U.S. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham
in Halloween fashion and dressed up in The logistics of the event were arranged by
Halloween costumes. the HHB/210th Fires Brigade command.
“We have trick or treat as part of the “They did it all,” Chandani said, “Lt. Kim
activities today,” Buccino said. “As you who speaks to the orphanage management
can see, we have the barracks decorated made the arrangements with them, so they
for Halloween, and we have some folks in did it all.”
costume. Every door the children knock on More than one bus was used after the
has someone there to give them candy. We children arrived so the event could rotate
also have a soccer tournament next door to between two sites.
the USO and inside the USO we have face “We used three buses,” Chandani said.
painting, plus we have Halloween story “We wanted the children to stay in three
telling in both Korean and English for our groups. One group was at the trick or treat in
Family Readiness Group family members.” the barracks, another group at the USO for
Decorations and planning started at 6 face painting and stories, and a third group
p.m. Oct. 26 and the Soldiers and family outside playing soccer and other games.”
members continued preparing the barracks The result is a profound one, according
and the USO until the children from the to Buccino.
Isaac House arrived at 3 p.m. “I hope the children remember we represent
“Plans have been in the making for more the United States and we represent the
than a month,” Buccino said. “HHB/210th organization wealth of these children,” Buccino
Fires Brigade was selected for this mission said. “I hope they learn what the U.S. represents,
by the commanding general because he felt what the Army represents and what the HHB
that was the best unit who could execute represents, because that is the organization I Family members of the Fires Brigade FRG at- Children of Isaac House tour the Fires Brigade
this mission.” command. I want to leave a lasting impression tended the visit by children of theIsaac House barracks on USAG-Casey where they meet
The Fires Brigade has a long history with on the organization I command, and I hope the Orphanage Oct. 27. This child costumed as gastly ghouls in the stairway decorated like a
the Isaac House Orphanage. commanders who follow me will continue with a kitten is having a happy Halloween.—U.S. haunted house Oct. 27.—U.S. Army Photo By
“We do the ‘Night of Isaac’ every year and the children of the Isaac House Orphanage.” Army Photo By Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham

USAG-Casey signs memorandum of agreement with ROKA

Lt. Col. Donald Meisler (left), USAG-Casey garrison commander, signs a memorandum of agreement with Col. Kim, Jae Hoon (right), commander of the 75th Mechanized Infantry Brigade Oct.
25. The agreement pledges both parties to the defense of the USAG-Casey enclave. The purpose of the memorandum is to outline the basic agreement and understanding of responsibilities
between the USAG-Casey and the Republic of Korea 75th Infantry Brigade for the defense of Casey enclave during periods of increased terrorist threat as acknowledged by the R.O.K. military
authorities. The memorandum is valid for two years from the date of the signature of both commanders.—U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham


Yongsan “Good Neighbor” initiatives make friends

Korean English
teachers visit
SAHS, garrison
by Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
Sgt. 1st Class Myra Watson (left) enjoys lunch
YONGSAN GARRISON — The with the Korean English teachers.
garrison hosted 55 Korean English teachers
for their first visit to Yongsan’s Seoul
American High School Oct 16.
As part of the U.S. Forces Korea Good
Neighbor Program, the visit gave Korean
English teachers an opportunity to learn
about the American school system.
“This event was to promote friendship
between the Korean community and the
U.S. military,” said U.S. Army Garrison- Jenifer Peterson (right) discusses life on
Yongsan Community Relations Officer An Yongsan Garrison with the Incheon teachers.
Chang-sin. “By inviting the people who
teach young students, we can strengthen
the relationship between two countries for
the future.”
Seoul American High School Principal
Robert Sennett welcomed the teachers to
SAHS and gave a brief orientation.
Seoul American High School Korean
Language teacher Yi Kyong then escorted
the teachers around the school to different
classrooms and facilities. SAHS Korean language teacher Yi Kyong (left) gives a tour to 55 Korean English teachers Oct. Garrison staff members and 55 English teach-
— See Teachers, Page 12 — 16 at the school. – Photos by Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon ers pose near Commiskey’s.

American MPs
form strong bonds
with Korean law
By Cpl. Kim Sang-wook
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs


sunlight on a calm, autumn afternoon, more
than 20 Soldiers from the Joint Combined
Provost Marshal participated in the 2007
Friendship Team-Building Field Day
Oct. 15 at the Bupyeoung Korean Police
Comprehensive Academy near Incheon.
The small group of American Soldiers
played various sports activities with more
than 270 KPCA officers and employees
during the 5-hour program.
“This is part of the Good Neighbor
Program,” said U.S. Forces Korea Police
Liaison Officer Choe Ui-chun.
In order to avoid bad weather during
September and an escort mission in early
December, the friendship event was
rescheduled twice, Choe said. He also
said this kind of event would build a more
solid relationship between the two law
enforcement organizations.
“This kind of event not only builds a
friendship with the Republic of Korea allies,
but we are having fun also,” said U.S. Air
Top: Korea National Police Pfc. Han Kook- Force Lt. Col. David Briar. “I played soccer
won (left) and Pfc. Cho Yoon-sung and 14th with Korean officers and I had fun, although
Military Police Detachment Pfc. Hugo Godoy I am not good.”
sit together and watch the sports activities Briar said other Soldiers are also having
Oct. 15 at Bupyeoung Korean Police Com- fun with activities.
prehensive Academy near Incheon. The tight relationship between the two
forces started in 2005. This is the third such
Right: 14th Military Police Detachment Pfc. event. The event offered field day activities,
Richard Young (right) plays soccer with Kore- language class and martial art classes in each
an Police members during the day-long event. location.
– Photos by Cpl. Kim Sang-wook “Numerous events were held between the
— See MPs, Page 12 —

News & Notes USFK Commander welcomes educators

Bomshel by Cpl. Kim Sang-wook
The Country duo “Bomshel” will perform a USAG-Yongsan MWR
free concert 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. at Col-
lier Field House. The doors open at 6 p.m. YONGSAN GARRISON — More
For information, visit http://www.bomshel. than 900 Department of Defense Schools
com. and international school educators from
throughout Korea gathered for the 2007
Reflective Vests Required Educator’s Day at Seoul American High
A reflective vest is required on any military School’s Falcon Gymnasium.
installation when biking, running or jogging The annual conference is an event that
any time of the day. Think Safety! gives teachers a rare opportunity to share
knowledge, widen relations and experience
Seoul USO Updates curriculums, instruction and assessments
The USO needs Virtues Volunteers. The with other school teachers in the region.
Virtues English Program allows active-duty Educator’s Day kicked off with a
servicemembers to volunteer two Satur- USFK Commander Gen. B.B. Bell welcomes more than 900 educators to a Yongsan conference Oct. 19
welcoming speech from U.S. Forces Korea
days per month (2nd and 4th Saturday). at Seoul American High School Gymnasium. – Photos by Cpl. Kim Sang-wook
Commander Gen. B.B. Bell and DoDDS
Being a volunteer for the Virtues English
classes will help to satisfy your Good
“We thank you for who you are and what
Neighbor Program requirement. For infor-
you do,” General Bell said. “We celebrate
mation, call 724-7781.
Tours: Oct. 20 – 21 Gyeongju overnight
your service at schools, sending graduates
tour; Oct. 27: Paintball & ATV Tour; Oct. 27 all over the world.”
- 28: Mount Soreok. Bell noted teachers’ achievements in
Discounted Concert Tickets: Megadeth, tutoring and mentoring students throughout
6:30 p.m. Oct. 28; Beyoncé, 7 p.m. Nov. generations.
9 – 10; Underworld 6 p.m. Nov. 17; Linkin During the ceremony, officials recognized
Park, 8 p.m. Nov. 30. Seoul American Elementary School Teacher
You can pick up a copy of the USO Aimee Guignon as the Teacher of the Year.
monthly calendar at the Main Exchange, “I want to say thank you to my SAES
Commissary, Dragon Hill Lodge, and Town faculty members,” Guignon said. “Today
House. Also, you can view the monthly is a great day with all teachers from schools The annual conference gives educators an opportunity to share knowledge and widen relations.
calendar at For all around from Korea to find out what classes with sessions about art and crafts, their old acquaintances with pleasure.”
information, call 724-7003. expertise others have and take to their sports activities and other general subjects Toth recommended that the schoolteachers
classrooms.” that are taught in schools. enjoy the rare opportunity to meet with each
Combined Federal Campaign Under the motto “Reaching and Teaching “This is a magnificent sight to have other during the conference.
Contribute to the Combined Federal Cam- Children,” the teachers had a unique approximately 900 teachers talking and “I’m having a lot of fun,” said Korea
paign through Nov. 30. See your unit rep- opportunity to attend demonstration walking in our the hallways,” said DoDDS International School Teacher Julie Lee.
resentative to contribute. For information, sessions with other teachers throughout Korea Superintendent Charlie Toth. “This “It is good to meet so many teachers from
call 723-2781 or online visit their Web site, the day. is a tremendous occasion for us. I hope that different schools and attend classes that
Event organizers prepared more than 50 teachers can meet new people and renew other teachers conduct.”
Preschool Availabilities
Mustard Seed Christian Preschool has
Yongsan cast scratches ‘7-year itch’
openings for 3- and 4-year-olds at the by John Wood
South Post Chapel. For information, call USAG-Yongsan MWR
Marine Ball YONGSAN GARRISON — The Area Community Theatre,
The 232nd U.S. Marine Corps Birthday will Music and Theatre Branch is currently in rehearsal for “The Seven
be 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Sheradon Walker Year Itch,” by George Axelrod.
Hill Hotel. All ROK/U.S. servicemembers This romantic comedy was made famous by a film starring
(active-duty and retired), civilian employ-
Marilyn Monroe as “The Girl.” In the local production the girl is
ees, family members and guests are wel-
played by Michelle Outlaw and provides ample fuel for a middle
come. The dress is formal. Tickets are $65.
aged man’s (Richard Sherman played by Randy Koonse) fantasies.
Reservations are required. For information,
In fact, all of the women in Richard’s life are subjects of his
call 723-7228.
fantasies. Richard fantasizes that Miss Morris his stenographer,
Garrison Calendar (played by Jena Goetz) throws herself at him in the office. He
Connect to the Garrison Calendar from the fantasizes that Natasha, a Russian United Nations delegate (Galina
USFK Global by opening Calendar, select Duckworth) is disappointed that “all they did was swim” without
“Open a Shared Calendar,” type Yongsan, bathing costumes, that Elaine (Leandra Sutton) has been after him
click OK, select Yongsan again and click for two years. He imagines that a suave and sophisticated romance
OK. You can also view two Web versions of writer, (Ken Duckworth) has his own romantic designs on his wife
the community calendar from the Garrison Helen Sherman, played by Elda White. Add to this already zany
Web site at array of characters, a psychiatrist, Dr. Brubaker, played by Dave
For information, call 738-7354. White with his own uxoricidal fantasies, and you have a Broadway
Holiday Craft Fair and Bazaar Performances are: 7 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 15, and 16
There will be a holiday craft fair and ba- Nov. 17 is Reggie’s Special Night at the theatre, so the show
zaar 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the will start at 6 p.m., giving the audience time to take their ticket
Seoul American High School Gymnasium. to Reggie’s after the show for a 10-percent discount on any single
For information, call 736-5473 or send e- sandwich or platter and nonalcoholic beverage.
mail to All performances are in the Moyer Theatre, Building 2259.
Tickets are on sale in the Moyer Music Room 1-9 p.m. Wednesday
Children’s Playgroups – Sunday. The cost is $3 in advance with a reserved seat. Tickets
Hannam Village Play Works meets 10-
purchased at the door are $5 and good for general seating.
11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Hannam Vil-
The Music and Theatre Branch and Area Community Theatre
lage ACS Outreach Center and
always welcomes volunteers in most facets of theatre production,
Yongsan Wee Play Playgroup meets 10–
acting, singing, dancing and technical areas lighting, sound,
11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at School
Age Services, Bldg. 4211. For information,
painting, make-up and carpentry.Auditions for “A Christmas Carol”
Randy Koonse and Michelle Outlaw (she plays the Marilyn Monroe role called
call 738-5151. will be 6 p.m. Nov. 12-13 at the Moyer Theatre.
only The Girl). – Courtesy Photo

Drug-free campaign raises community awareness

by Cpl. Kim Sang-wook Mitchell said EAP covers civilian
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs employees and Soldiers.
“We provide training for employees,
YONGSAN GARRISON — The supervisors and managers on recognizing
Yongsan Employee Assistance Program staff performance issues,” Mitchell said.
“deployed to the front lines” by setting up In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed
a drug and alcohol information booth Oct. an executive order mandating that all federal
17 at the Main Exchange to meet face-to- agencies be drug-free.
face with community members. According to the 2004 National Survey
The initiative is part of National Drug- on Drug Use and Health, more than 75
Free Work Week. percent of all adult illicit drug users are
E m p l o y e e A s s i s t a n c e Pr o g r a m employed full or part time.
Coordinator Vanessa Mitchell said she Mitchell also highlighted drunk driving
hopes to raise awareness by displaying awareness.
information posters and handing out “Civilians on-post have the privilege of
questionnaires to self-diagnose drug and driving, but there are drivers still drinking
alcohol usage. and driving,” she said.
“The purpose of the drug-free work If a community member is caught
week is also to help employers know when driving under the influence, their driver’s
their employees need help,” Mitchell said. license will be revoked for one year and
“Education is the most important part of reported back to the states. The offender
the program.” must also attend additional classes.
The event is sponsored by the Department “It reinforces how important it is to Employee Assistance Program Coordinator Vanessa Mitchell (right) informs Tara Hall (left) and
of Labor and Army Substance Abuse understand that alcohol and drugs are not Danielle Rodriguez about National Drug-free Work Week Oct. 17 at the Yongsan Main Ex-
Program. — See Drug-free, Page 12 — change. – U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Kim Sang-wook

Yongsan observes National School Bus Safety Week Garrison tracks

CFC contributions
YONGSAN GARRISON — School Bakameyer said he wants to remind
safety officials spent a couple of hours drivers that school is in session, to stay alert
Thursday at the Main Exchange lobby for pedestrians in crosswalks and look out
hoping to raise community awareness for children riding bicycles.
officials are tracking participation in the
about National School Bus Safety Week. National School Bus Safety Week is
Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas.
“We let people know some statistics an active and evolving public education
“By reporting back to the community, we hope to encourage
and the basic rules,” said Yongsan program designed to promote school
even more participation,” said USAG-Yongsan Human Resources
Transportation Operations Specialist Ken bus safety, according to the National
Director Steven Carpenter.
Bakameyer. “Let’s get to school without Association for Pupil Transportation Web
As of Monday, 20 percent of USAG-Yongsan had been contacted
any injuries. site. “It’s an excellent way for everyone
with $67,607.85 donated.
Bakameyer said they had “Barney the - parents, students, teachers, motorists,
“We’re on target to exceed our expectations,” he said. “People can donate
Bus” present to capture the attention of school bus operators, school administrators,
to a worthy charity and know their money is going to a good cause.”
younger children. and other interested parties – to join forces
Carpenter said people can make Yongsan a better place by
“Barney is a robotic bus that is a big hit and address the importance of school bus
donating to Family Support and Youth Programs. “
with the kids,” he said. safety,” according to the site.
All you have to do is choose “FSYP” on your pledge card,” he said.


Fall and winter safety

must be a priority

his week I want to talk about requirements are accomplished for all
something that should always be a USAG-Yongsan personnel:
priority: Safety! Winter Driving
U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan’s fall and Cold Weather Injury Prevention
winter safety training summarizes the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention
seasonal hazards we face while serving in When necessary, training should be
the Republic of Korea. conducted in both English and Hangul to
Our “Fall and Winter Safety Guide” ensure all personnel fully understand the
addresses preventive measures we must take content of the training.
to safeguard the well-being of our Soldiers, I expect commanders and supervisors
Civilians and Family Members. to brief their personnel on safety awareness
Additionally, familiarize yourself with before the onset of the fall and winter
8th U.S. Army and U.S. Forces Korea season.
Winter Safety Campaign Web site. You I would also hope as a community
can access this information through links member you take the time to read through
at the Garrison Web site (http://yongsan. our guide to prepare yourself for what to expect this fall and winter.
The safety procedures and countermeasures This is a critical time of the year to be
set forth in the Garrison guide are organized thinking about safety. Our goal is to be
by specific topic areas. accident-free.
Commanders and supervisors must Let’s remember “people first” and “safety
familiarize themselves with this guide and always” as we have a safe and enjoyable fall
have a thorough understanding of individual and winter.
responsibilities. The PDF guide is available If you have any questions, or need to get
for download at the Garrison Web site. training resources, please contact USAG-
Commanders and supervisors will Yongsan Safety Officer Russell Obey at
ensu re that these special training 738-4643.

Teachers Continued from page 9

Most of the Korean teachers said they “I saw lots of smiles and laughter,” said
were impressed by the advanced school Deputy Garrison Commander Don Moses.
materials and facilities. “That’s a good sign for a good relationship
“I was surprised to see so many energetic between our two nations.”
students at class,” said Korean English “This was a great opportunity for all
teacher Seo Ji-yeon. “Korean students are of us to see what America is like,” said
always stressed out, so not many of them Incheon Educational Training Institute
enjoy class as the American students do.” Team Manager Chong Yun-hui. “We
Later, the teachers ate lunch at enjoyed our time here.”
Commiskey’s Restaurant with some of the The teachers concluded their visit with a
USAG-Yongsan staff members. bus tour of Yongsan Garrison.

MPs Continued from page 9 PAID ADVERTISING

two organizations,” Choe said. “The U.S. and workers are happy to invite the U.S.
police provide language programs and invite Soldiers.”
the Koreans onpost for receptions and the After a short kickoff ceremony, Soldiers
KPCA gives us Tae Kwon Do programs.” were sorted into four groups of Korean
Other KPCA officials expressed the Police teams and fought as one.
positive impact of the Good Neighbor “I think it was good to learn cultural
Program. differences overall,” said 14th Military Police
“The relationship between KPCA and Detachment Pfc. Hugo Godoy. “It was fun
U.S. military police is very crucial,” said to play Korean field games together as one
KPCA Principal Kim Suk-gi. “Our officers team.”

Drug-free Continued from page 11

good for the body,” said Danielle Rodriguez. Yongsan ASAP Web page,” Mitchell said.
“I am a teacher and we could start teaching The ASAP Web page is located at http://
about drug abuse at an early age.” (look under “More
Rodriguez said she will educate children Links).
to realize how bad substance abuse could For information on the drug-free
affect their lives. campaign, call 736-3295 or visit Building
“You can also diagnose yourself at the 5216 next to Collier Field House.

November 2 - 8

Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Casey Balls of Fury The Brothers 30 Days of Night 30 Days of Night The Invasion Superbad Balls of Fury
730-7354 (PG13) 6:30 p.m. Solomon (R) 6:30 (R) 6:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m.
Henry Balls of Fury We Own the Night We Own the Night Rescue Dawn No Show No Show No Show
768-7724 (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.

Humphreys 30 Days of Night 30 Days of Night 30 Days of Night Balls of Fury Balls of Fury The Brothers Solomon The Brothers Solomon
753-7716 (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m.

Hovey Death Sentence 30 Days of Night Superbad Balls of Fury 30 Days of Night Balls of Fury The Brothers Solomon
730-5412 (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m.

Kunsan Dan in Real Life War Superbad No Show No Show No Show Mr. Bean’s Holiday
782-4987 (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (G) 6 p.m.

The Kingdom — (Jaime Foxx, 30 Days of Night — (Josh Hartnett, Superbad — (Seth Rogen, Michael Dan in Real Life — (Steve Carell, Mr. Bean’s Holiday — (Rowan
Jennifer Garner) A team of U.S. Melissa George) In Barrow, Alaska, Cera)Two co-dependent high school Juliette Binoche) Advice columnist Dan Atkinson, Willem Dafoe) In his latest
counter-terrorism investigators set the northernmost town in the U.S, guys want to hook up with girls before Burns is an expert on relationships, misadventure, Mr. Bean – the nearly
out to find the perpetrators behind the winter sun sets and does not they graduate and go off to different but somehow struggles to succeed as wordless misfit who seems to be
a deadly attack on Americans in a rise for 30 days and nights. From the colleges, but, after a calamitous night a brother, a son and a single parent. followed by a trail of pratfalls and
Middle Eastern country. In order to darkness comes an evil force that just trying to buy alcohol for a school Rated PG-13 (innuendo) hijinks – goes on holiday to the French
work through the bureaucracy and strikes terror on the town, and all hope party, overcoming their separation 98 minutes Riviera and becomes ensnared in
cultural hostility, the team enlists is pinned on a husband-and-wife cop anxiety becomes a greater challenge a European adventure of cinematic
.a local police officer, but still finds team. Rated R (violence, language) than getting the girls. Rated R (crude/ proportions. Tired of the dreary, wet
itself target for the terrorists. Rated R 128 minutes sexual content, language, drinking, London weather, Bean packs up his
(violence, language) 122 minutes drug use, fantasy/comic violent suitcase and camcorder to head to
image) 114 minutes Cannes for some sun on the beach.
But his trip doesn’t go as smoothly as
he had hoped when the bumbling Bean
falls face first into a series of mishaps
and fortunate coincidences, far-fetched
enough to make his own avant-garde
film. Rated G 88 minutes

Long The Kingdom (R) No Show Rush Hour 3 Stardust No Show No Show No Show
721-3407 6:45 p.m. (PG13) 6:45 p.m. (PG13) 6:45 p.m.
Osan The Kingdom The Kingdom Dan in Real Life Dan in Real Life Resident Evil: Extinction Resident Evil: Extinction Balls of Fury
784-4930 (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.
Red Cloud 30 Days of NIght The Brothers Solomon Balls of Fury Rush Hour 3 Rescue Dawn No Show Dan in Real Life
732-6620 (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.
Stanley Balls of Fury The Brothers Solomon Balls of Fury Superbad No Show Dan In Real LIfe Bourne Ultimatum
732-5565 (PG13) 6 p.m. (R) 7p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.

Dan in Real Life Dan in Real Life Dan in Real Life The Brother’s Solomon The Brother’s Solomon Balls of Fury Balls of Fury
Yongsan I (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.

The Simpsons Mr. Bean’s Holiday Mr. Bean’s Holiday Who’s Your Caddy Who’s Your Caddy Daddy Day Camp Daddy Day Camp
Yongsan II (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m.

Yongsan III The Simpsons Mr. Bean’s Holiday Mr. Bean’s Holiday Superbad Superbad Rescue Dawn Rescue Dawn
738-7389 (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m.

Area II Worship Services

Protestant Services Collective
The witness of a wet wallet
by Chaplain (Col.) Sam Boone baptizing too.” Even before his baptism, Sam Houston
Sunday 0800 Memorial Chapel (Communion) U.S. Forces Korea Command Chaplain understood the concept of stewardship. I am not
Sunday 0930 121 Hospital Chapel
saying that God wants, “just our soul or just our silver.”
Sunday 0930 Hannam Village Chapel (Korean)
Sunday 1000 South Post Chapel Sam Houston was a “man’s man” long before the He want’s all of us! How appropriate that the man
Sunday 1000 multi Purpose Trng Facility (Relying modern macho trend became fashionable. Like other who had held out so long from God should have his
on Christ in Korea) rough men molded by the early American frontier, billfold baptized. A wet wallet became a witness to Sam
Sunday 1030 K-16 Chapel he knew how to fight, gamble, drink, curse, and kill. Houston’s new dedication unto God.
Sunday 1100 Hannam Village Chapel He lived in a violent era when life, as we know it, was Now old Sam can speak to all of us, even today.
Sunday 1100 Camp Stanley Chapel cheap. Consider the reflective word’s of one man who said …
Sunday 1200 South Post Chapel (Gospel) Those early Texans were not against God. If the “Every now and then the ‘ole devil whispers to me about
KATUSA Thursday 1830 CRC Memorial Chapel women, children, and preachers wanted to believe in my time, my talent, my tithe, and my life.’ ‘ Don’t you
KCFA 2nd Tues. 1145 Memorial Chapel
the Almighty, that was fine with them. “Believers” were realize you can have a lot’s more ‘fun’ with that money.
3rd Tues. 1145 Memorial Chapel
Catholic Mass right handy to have around for burial prayers, weddings, Why, if you stop and think about it … the church (or
Sunday 0800 South Post Chapel and the like. Real men, however, were usually too busy even your kids) ain’t gonna miss it!’ ‘Just think of what
Sunday 1130 Memorial Chapel for religion. you could do with all that extra cash (or time, or talent,
Sunday 1700 Memorial Chapel But times change, and men (and women) mellow. or even your life).”
Mon./Thrus./ After the Texans won their war for independence from But then he said, “I come back to reality – I do it
Fri. 1205 Memorial Chapel Mexico, schools and churches sprang up everywhere! because God asks me to do it! He’s never let me down,
Tues./Wed. 1205 121 Hospital Chapel Society settled down and communities began to flourish. and I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that He’s blessed me as
1st Sat. 0900 Memorial Chapel As they grew older, those rough and adventurous men He has, because I’ve only given back to Him a portion
began taking more interest in spiritual matters. And of what He’s already given to me!”
Friday 1900 South Post Chapel
so did General Houston. Those were powerful words that came from a man
Distictive Faith Group Services: Houston’s wife, a very devout Baptist, prayed for who only had a second grade education. He never was
Episcopal many years that her beloved Sam would join the church. the chairman of the Elder or Deacon Boards. His only
Sunday 1000 Memorial Chapel The Texas hero had long claimed to be a believer, job in the church was as an usher. But he had a greater
United Pentecostal but baptism and church membership were not easy impact on this Chaplain’s life than all of the preachers
Sunday 1330 Memorial Chapel disciplines for him to accept. who ever preached in that church! You have no need
Finally came the time when the senior statesman of to make excuses about what you can or cannot do, in
Later Day Saints & Church of Christ: Call 738-3011 for information the new republic surrendered. Vowing to “go all the service to God!
way” with God, he met the preacher and congregation As I visit the many services of worship here in Korea,
USAG -Yongsan Chaplains
Chaplain (Lt.Col.) James P. King (Staff Chaplain), at the river for baptism. “General,” the minister said, “I I am overwhelmed with the spirit of volunteerism that, DSN 738-3009 suggest you take off that watch and chain. You’ll ruin keeps our faith community moving.
Chaplain (Maj.) Adolph G. DuBose, it if you get it wet.” Chaplains and worship leaders come and go … but, DSN 738-4043 “Thank you, I will,” Houston said handing the piece the folks just keep on “getting wet.” One family or
Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr. (Family Life Chaplain), to a friend. “And, General, perhaps you had better hand Soldier PCS’s back to CONUS and another is needed, DSN 736-3018 him your wallet, too.” to take their place … we have a place of service just
“No, I believe not Pastor. I’m afraid it needs for you.

Fire Prevention Week: Practice your escape plan

by Jim Cunningham
USAG-RC Public Affairs


Prevention Week was held Oct. 7 through
13 with celebrations not only at USAG-
Red Cloud but in the Province of Kyonggi
where they began a month of fire prevention
training Oct. 8.
“Fire Prevention Week is a very exciting
time for fire departments around the
country,” said John Cook, USAG-Red
Cloud fire chief. “This year was exceptionally
good for us and Kyonggi Province because
we started our Fire Prevention programs
almost simultaneously. Kyonggi Province
began their Fire Prevention Month at Seoul
The governor of Kyonggi Province,
Kim, Mun Su, gave special emphasis to
the relationship USAG-Red Cloud Fire
Department and the Kyonggi Province Fire
Departments share.
“Governor Kim gave us special recognition
during the ceremony,” Cook said. “He wants
the relationship to continue.” John Cook (left), fire chief USAG-RC, and Kim, Mun Su, governor of the Kyonggi province, operate a fire pump from a century ago at the Fire
The week-long celebration at USAG-Red Prevention Festival held at Seoul Land Park in Seoul.—U.S. Army Photo By Kim, Chin Su.
Cloud featured fire escape plans.
“Our theme this year is ‘Practice Your
Escape Plan,’” Cook said. “It is very
important for everyone to have an escape
plan in case of fire.”
The Fire Department suggests occupants
of a home draw a floor plan, which is a map
showing every room, every door, and every
window. The family should sit down and
talk about the two best ways to get out of
each room. Pick a meeting place outside the
home and tell everyone to go there as soon
as they have escaped a fire.
“Just having a plan is not good enough,”
Cook said. “The whole family should
practice the plan together.” Everyone should
go to the room where they sleep. A grownup
should sound the smoke alarm. Everyone
should then follow the escape plan, get
out of the building, and go directly to the
planned meeting place. The drill should be
practiced at least twice every year.
“If you do not have smoke alarms in your Sparky, the USAG-RC Fire Department mascot, sings for the children during the Fire Preven-
home, make sure to install them,” Cook tion week ceremony held on USAG-RC.—U.S. Army Photo By Kim, Chin Su.
said. “Make sure you can hear the sound
of the smoke alarms when you are in any
room. Also, make sure you know the fire
department’s telephone number.”
T h e Ky o n g g i Fi re D e p a r t m e n t
collaborated with the USAG-Red Cloud
Fire Department in giving demonstrations
of their fire equipment and one very special
“They provided a ‘Home Escape
Simulation Training’ truck,” Cook said.
“The children and adults went through the
truck to find out what it is like to escape a
fire in the home.”
Not only did the local fire department
share their trucks and equipment with
everyone at Red Cloud, they also gave fire
prevention lectures in the Korean language
for all the people who live off post and all
the children at the exhibit.
“We ran the fire prevention poster
contest with the two local international Sparky, the Dalmation mascot of USAG-RC
schools,” Cook said. “We are having those Fire Department, gets frisky with Chief Cook
posters judged at the Pear Blossom Cottage, during the demonstrations at Fire Safety
and we are going to follow up with a trip to Week held on USAG-RC Oct. 8.—U.S. Army John Cook (middle) USAG-RC fire chief, describes the equipment that the Firefighters are
the schools to award special certificates. Photo By Kim, Chin Su. wearing during Fire Prevention Week held on USAG-RC.—U.S. Army Photo By Kim, Chin Su.


Bomshel coming to an MWR Events

installation near you

Home for the holidays
MWR has teamed up with U.S. Airline Alli-
ance to give one winner a chance to make
it home for the holidays. MWR organizes
—USAG-Y— the program annually to show Soldiers and

Flag Football
Bomshel duo Civilians stationed in Korea their apprecia-
tion. The winner will be announced at the
41st Sig 28
94th MP
18th Med
blogs about USAG Humphreys Spooky Hollow Oct. 31.
You do not have to be present to win. For
41st Sig 30 Navy 12 Fort Benning information call DSN 723-3730.
UNV HG 8 524th MI 0
performance Bomshel Concert
All performances are open to ID card hold-
Fall Softball ers and are free of charge. For more infor-
Suslak 7 Embassy 1 Yes, chivalry does still exist. mation, contact your local MWR Entertain-
Suslak 14 18th Med 1 At least at the Fort Benning ment Office or DSN 723-3749.
CRUS 11 18th Med 8 military base in Columbus, Ga. Schedule for performances in Korea:
CRUS 14 Kanakas 4 Chivalry, bravery, and integrity. 7p.m.; Oct. 26 Yongsan Garrison, Collier
Kanakas 10 Sockor 9 Bomshel was honored to perform Field House, 7p.m. ; Oct. 27 Camp Casey,
along with Montgomery Gentry Hanson Field House, 7p.m. ; Oct. 28 Camp
for thousands of Soldiers after Walker, Gym, 7p.m.
10 K Roadrace
72 participants ran Oct. 20. many weeks of extensive boot-
camp style training. This was $30,000 High School Scholarship
High school students have the opportu-
Intramural Soccer Tourney to be the first day the Soldiers
nity to compete in the annual audio essay
8th Army 5 USAGY 0 were allowed to refrain from competition and win thousands of dollars in
endless pushups and encouraged scholarships, a trip to Washington, D.C., as
Both teams will compete in the Eighth to participate in the Bomshel well as dozens of other awards. Students
Army Tournament at Camp Carroll Stomp! compete by writing and then recording a
We were aware that prior three-to-five minute audio essay express-
to our arrival, the big question ing their views of this year’s theme “My
Upcoming Events: Role in Honoring America’s Veterans”.
on many of their minds
was....”Bomshel who?” Being a For more information, contact the Voice of
5K Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at Democracy Chairman at VFW Post # 8180
Collier Field House new country act, with such a Bomshel is currently performing at military installations
name, we certainly hoped they throughout Korea. For performace schedule, see MWR
USAGY Intramural Flag Football Tour- weren’t eager for pin-up girls. Events sidebar. — Photo courtesy of MWR Student Savings Bond
nament Oct. 26-28 at Lombardo Field If the name wasn’t enough to Students in grades 6-8 in this area have
perplex them, perhaps the rumble of our weeks of training, their lives had changed the opportunity to compete in the VFW’s
Preseason Men’s and Women’s Post tour bus, sporting lightning bolts, Tequila forever. They were standing tall with more annual essay competition and win thou-
Level Basketball Tourney 2-4 Nov. at sands of dollars in U.S. Savings Bonds and
Roseand very high hair let them know that strength and pride than any of us can begin
Collier Field House a trip to be honored at the VFW and Ladies
Bomshel, whoever they were, had arrived! to imagine. Many shared sentiments of
Clouds filled the afternoon air and we were missing their loved ones. It was each of Auxiliary Community Service Conference.
USAGY Postseason Fall Softball Students are invited to write a 300-400-
Tourney Nov. 3-4 at the 4 Plex concerned that the show might be canceled them facing the reality that they may be
word essay on this year’s theme: “Why I
as a result of rain, but kept our fingers deployed to unfamiliar, brutal territory. am an American Patriot”. Deadline for stu-
–USAG-RC– crossed. As it got closer to show time, we Some expressed concerns that with the war dent entries is Nov. 1. For more informa-
could hear the Soldiers as they walked in Iraq being so unpopular, they feared the tion, contact the local VFW Post # 8180 at
Tae Kwon Do Championships toward the field. Occasionally, we heard a nation would direct outrage onto them
Blue/Below Heavyweight Semi-Final: loud chant, “HOOAH” in a loud unison. personally. But these young men were proud
Spc. Matthew Russell Calling All Photographers
We hoped this was a good thing. to be serving their country and ready to do
Black Middleweight Semi-Final: Submissions for the All Army Digital Pho-
PV2 Yeo, Jin Ho
From the moment we set foot onto the what would be asked of them. Regardless
stage, the applause was overwhelming. It of any political stances, it is our hope that tography Contest mey be submitted through
Blue/Below: Lightweight Final: Nov. 30. The 2007 theme is Army Values.
Spc. Kyle Jenschke was apparent that these folks were ready to the one lesson Americans learned from
The contest is entirely web-based. To enter,
Blue/Below Middleweight Final: leave their physical and emotional stresses Vietnam was to separate the war from the fill out the application (PhotoApp). Log onto
Cpt. Arthur Rutnarak behind and were ready to celebrate music, warriors. And these Soldiers were training to submit
Blue/Below Super Heavyweight Final: freedom they were fighting so hard for. Then to be warriors. And gentlemen. They shook your entry. An AKO account is required to
PV2 Robert Gott came the most wonderful moment of the our hands and thanked us wholeheartedly verify eligibiility. For more information, con-
Red/Brown Middleweight Final: evening thus far. We began to perform our for being there to support them. You betcha tact your local arts and crafts center or call
Sgt. Zeus Inocencio DSN: 723-8510.
current single The Power Of One, which we these big haired bomshels will support
Red/Brown Exhibition:
SSgt. Caspar Savang
dedicated to the Soldiers. All of the sudden, them. We will continue to be there to bring
it began to rain. The most beautiful rain music to their hearts as our small gesture of Recruit the Recruiter Briefing Schedule:
Red/Brown Heavyweight Final: Camp Casey – Oct. 29 at 1 p.m., Casey
Sgt. 1st Class James Mathis we had ever seen. It fell gracefully from the thanks for the enormous sacrifice they are
Theater; Camp Red Cloud – Oct. 31 at 1
Red/Brown Super Heavyweight Final: sky and nobody ever considered running making for us. These men were handsome, p.m., Red Cloud Theater; Camp Hum-
Baldemar Hernandez for cover. Everyone was drenched but we ohhhh, were phreys – Nov. 2 at 1 p.m., Theater; K16
Black Lightweight Final: just sang louder and the Soldiers cheered as They handsome...courageous and...did I – Nov. 5 at 1 p.m., Community Activities
PV2 Lee, Sang Min if they had been thirsty for weeks. (which say handsome? Living in a day and age where Center; Yongsan – Nov. 6 at 1 p.m., 18th
Black Super Heavyweight Final: they very well might have been....) It was it is hard pressed to find a man that will still MEDCOM Hospital; Yongsan – Nov. 7 at 1
Pfc. Erik Strecker p.m., ACS Bldg. 4106 For more informa-
somehow sacred, and symbolically unified open the car door for a lady, it was refreshing
Blue/Below Heavyweight Final: tion, contact Sgt. First Class Gott at Jo-
Spc. Matthew Russell
us all. It was a reminder that we are in this to hear, “Thank you so very much, ma’am.”
together. We hoped that at that moment, Yes, chivalry does still exist. At least at the
Black Middleweight Final:
PV2 Yeo, Jin Ho the Soldiers realized that we didn’t care Fort Benning military base. And to all of
AAFES Disney Sweepstakes
that our make-up was running down our the United States Soldiers, service men and Now through Dec. 24, exchange shoppers
Warrior Country Wrestling faces and our once perfectly placed high women, we thank you. can enter to win the “Disney Sweepstakes”
Champonship hair resembled that of sheep dogs after a at BX/PX locations worldwide. No purchase
bath. The show concluded and we set up a Performance schedule: is necessary to enter and entrants do not
Class: Champ: booth where we would sign autographs and Catch the remaining shows of the dynamic country- have to be present to win. The only require-
152 lbs Pfc. Ryan Padilla meet the Soldiers. The rain subsided, but duo “Bomshel”. Known for the hits songs “Bomshel ment to enter is a military identification card
167 lbs Spc. Roderick Walker
the emotion of that magical moment was Stomp” and “Power of One”, the lively singers are authorizing contestants to shop at AAFES
182 lbs SSgt. Jeffery Duncan
187 lbs 2 Lt. Anthony Dunkin
replaced with the humbling opportunity of sure to please. (see entry forms for complete details).
The “Disney Sweepstakes” drawing will
213 lbs Pfc. Christopher Reid looking into the eyes of these remarkable Oct. 26, Yongsan, Collier Field House, 7p.m.
take place in February 2008.
275 lbs 2 Lt. James Hollis young men. It is impossible to express in Oct. 27, Cp. Casey, Hanson Field House, 7p.m.
words all that we saw in their eyes. In the Oct. 28, Cp. Walker, Gym, 7p.m.
OCTOBER 26, 2007

OCTOBER 26, 2007

Humphreys Transformation Continues:

New $17 million barracks open on MP Hill
come to Korea.” and dryers and a community kitchen on walk.”
by Andre Butler
The building is one of many new projects each floor. All rooms are fully furnished “This is an outstanding state of the art
USAG-H Public Affairs Office
that are scheduled to open this fall and with beds, dressers, desks, microwaves and facility,” said 1st Sgt. Elvin Thompson,
winter at USAG Humphreys. refrigerators. Company C, 602nd Aviation Support
H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N —
The new structure provides Soldiers with “It’s a really nice building,” said Spc. Battalion first sergeant.
Officials at USAG Humphreys held a ribbon
a variety of elements that do not exist in the Charlotte Reyes, the Training NCO for “We are taking care of our Soldiers the
cutting ceremony to open a new barracks on
older facilities. 602nd Aviation Support Battalion and a way they should be,” he said.
MP Hill Oct. 19.
“Today is especially great because we’re resident of the new facility.” “They deserve it.”
This new facility, which took two years
opening a new home for our Soldiers here Everything is better here,” she said. Thompson said, “if you give a Soldier
to construct, is part of the transformation
on MP Hill -- what a home it is,” said Col. “The rooms are bigger and we have more a good place to eat and sleep their morale
taking place at Humphreys and is worth
John E. Dumoulin, Jr, USAG Humphreys living space overall.” will go up.”
$17 million.
commander. The distance in relation to Soldier’s “Mail is another important factor,” he
“We are very impressed with the facility
“As you go through it, after this ceremony, living quarters and working areas was also said. “You want an outstanding facility to
and its design,” said Lt. Col. Mike Neaverth,
take time to look at the thoughtful touches a consideration when developing the USAG go with outstanding Soldiers,” Thompson
U.S. Corps of Engineers Far East District,
that were added to make the lives of our Humphreys Transformation Master Plan. said. Dumoulin agrees with the 602nd first
deputy commander.
Soldiers better,” he said. The idea is to design facilities that are within sergeant.
“This is all part of our dedication to
Dumoulin said the new facility offers walking distance from the Soldier’s jobs. “This is what ‘World-Class Customer
upgrading our Soldier’s quality of life,” he
Soldiers a mud room where they can clean “Right now, I live about 15 or 20 minutes Service’ is all about -- providing the best
said. “More importantly, it is a tribute to
off their field gear after returning from from work -- depending on the bus schedule possible quality of life to all who live, work
our collective resolve to the future to provide
training exercises. and traffic,” Reyes said. and play at [USAG Humphreys],” said
the best for all those Soldiers who are yet to
The barracks also have a lot more washers “But now my job is a 15 to 20 yard Dumoulin.

Community Alert:
Hot Water Outages
USAG Humphreys – There are hot
water outages scheduled for residents in
the 700 Area Buildings for October and
November from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oct. 29, 2007

Zone I – 744, 755
As seen above, the new barracks are only feet
Nov. 2, 2007
away from 602nd Aviation Support Battalion. Zone II – 745, 746, 747, 748, 750, 751, 752
(right) Spc. Charlotte Reyes, Training NCO for
Company A, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, Nov. 8, 2007
pose for a photo in her new room on MP Hill Zone II – 746, 747, 752
at USAG Humphreys. The barracks have eight
floors and 332 Soldier’s rooms and 464 total Nov. 16, 2007
rooms. — U.S. Army Photos By Andre Butler. Zone III – 749, 756, 758, 759, 760

USAG Humphreys adds bollards as part of barrier’s plan

by Andre Butler Teague, USAG Humphreys Force Protection
USAG-H Public Affairs Office coordinator.
“As the installation transforms and we
H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N — continue renovating the existing portions
Recently, members of the USAG-Humphreys of USAG Humphreys, the bollards will be
force protection team spearheaded a replaced with [natural landscaping] in the
$255,000 project to install 1000 bollards future.” Teague said.
that would provide security and safety zones Teague also said this plays a very important
throughout post. role in making USAG Humphreys a safe and
The project is part of Humphreys’ barrier great place to work, live and play.
plan established to fulfill a Department “Installation Management Command
of Defense requirement for certain areas Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Robert
to have standoff distance from roads and Wilson, has stated that our number one
parking areas. priority on IMCOM installations is
“Historically, the barrier plan would protecting the population,” said Teague.
require the use of thousands of yellow and “USAG Humphreys takes that mission
black jersey barriers to accomplish what is very seriously, and has the best antiterrorism
required by the DoD standard,” said Jeffery program in IMCOM,” he said.
M. Thomas, USAG Security Division “Having an effective barrier plan allows
chief. us to meet Lt. Gen. Wilson’s intent as
“The main reason we chose this well as provide a safe environment for our
particular bollard is because of its protective community.”
capabilities,” said Jefferson. Teague continued, “this is all part of
However, the bollards aren’t the final USAG Humphreys efforts to provide
resolution for these safeguards. ‘World-Class Customer Service,’” the motto
“These bollards are intended to be an set forth by Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr.,
interim measure of protecting the USAG United States Army Garrison Humphreys
Humphreys placed bollards as part of barrier plan. — U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Im, Suk-chun. Humphreys population,” said Edmond F. commander.

News & Notes HAES students celebrate history

USAG Humphreys Road Closure
A section of Freedom Road will be closed Local school kids
from Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. through 5 a.m., Oct.
29, 2007. The section running from the
curve prior to the quarry gate to the begin-
honor patriots
ning of Perimeter Road will be shut down by Diane Hobler
for repaving. There will be no vehicle traffic
HAES Librarian
access through quarry gate during this time.
Pedestrians may still use quarry gate.
Additional USAG Humphreys visited Humphreys American Elementary
Road Closure School’s sixth grade class last week, you
A section of Perimeter Road will be closed might have bumped into Muhammad
from Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. through 5 a.m., Dec. Ali, observed President Thomas Jefferson
18, 2007.The section running from the chatting with Rosa Parks or seen Mary
curved intersection from Bldg. S-2055 to Cassatt discussing art with Betsy Ross and
Bldg. S-1016 will be shut down for repav-
Sir Isaac Newton.
ing. For more information contact Andre
Penon at 753-6671.
Have our sixth graders perfected a time
CDC Teacher Needed No.
Child and Youth Services, Child Devel- But they have transformed themselves
opment Center is currently looking for a into historical figures as part of a literature
qualified teacher to teach brand new Pre- study focused on biographies and
Kindergarten class, ages 4-5. Hours will be autobiographies.
from 8 a.m - 5 p.m with classroom hours To prepare for their performances, each (above) President and Rough Rider Theodore
being 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Salary is $13.12-
student selected and read a biography or Roosevelt (aka Alex Brink) explains his impor-
$15.69 per hour. Great benefits package, tance in American history.
including medical, dental, 401K and COLA.
autobiography of a famous person and
wrote a report. (upper right) Mia Hamm (aka Sydney Salter)
Qualifications: Possess and maintain one explains how her many successes on the soc-
of the following: Child Development Associ- Students also prepared costumes,
brought props or created posters related to cer field have helped promote women’s sports
ate, Army School Age Credential (Boys and
Girls of Club America) or Army Practicum, their person. and inspire girls and young women to aim for
Possess AA degree with major emphasis Sixth grade teacher Buddy Leavitt was and achieve high goals.
in childcare. Preferred: Possess BA/BS pleased with the variety of important
degree with a major emphasis on ECE, El- individuals the students chose including (below) Seamstress and Patriot Betsy Ross,
ementary Education, Child Development,
politicians, authors, social activists, athletes, Impressionist Artist Mary Cassatt, Inventors
Home Economics or Special Education. Orville and Wilbur Wright and Aviation Pioneer
explorers, aviators, scientists, actors and
inventors. Amelia Earhart are some of America’s favorites.
Oktober, Fall Festival (from left to right in order of the above named
USAG Humphreys will hold Oktober and Leavitt organized this project so that
these historical figures became not just individuals) Hope McMahan, Patricia Keglovitz,
Fall Festival activities behind the USO. The
event will be Oct. 27 starting at Noon. names and facts written in a book, but Thomas Bain, Matthew Collins and Nicole Mug- While waiting to give their presentations, two
There will be food, games, a pumpkin living, dynamic individuals the students nano) pose for a photo before their presenta- important Native American women, Guide
patch, photos, face painitng and tons of fun could relate to and be inspired by. tions. — Photos By Diane Hobler. and Explorer Sacagawea (aka Kayla Pick-
for the children. USO wants you to come Although students were initially nervous ett) and Jamestown Settlement’s friend and
with the HAES community.
out and enjoy this year’s celebration.
about presenting to an audience, their big Teachers, parents and students also enjoyed supporter, Pocahontas (aka Ella Labarrete)
Virtues Volunteers needed at the USO
smiles afterwards revealed how much they learning from these presentations. relaxed together. What an interesting conver-
Korea enjoyed sharing their knowledge and talents Keep up the great work sixth graders. sation they must have had.
The Virtues English Program allows ac-
tive-duty service members to volunteer two
Saturdays per month (second and forth
Saturday). Being a volunteer for the Virtues
English classes will help to satisfy your
Good Neighbor Program requirement. For
more information, call Mi-Hwa and Minna
at 724-7781 DSN.

Industry Certification Offered

USAG Humphreys is the latest location
available to administer required industry
certification. There are tests offered for IT,
HR, and many other skills. The testing cen-
ter is located at the Area III DOIM in Bldg.
1272, Room 112. The center will be avail-
able for testing M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. To
schedule an exam call 754-3608.

U.S. Army Reservists Wanted

The 343rd Support Center, USAG Hum-
phreys, is seeking Soldiers interested in
continuing to serve in the U.S. Army Re-
serves. Train one weekend a month and
14 days in the summer and continue to re-
ceive many of the benefits of serving on ac-
tive duty. Contact Richard Scott, 753-8634, for additional

Please send us Stories and Photos

To submit info for publishing in The Morn-
ing Calm Weekly, USAG Humphreys com-
mon pages, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598.
Or e-mail

Area III, USAG Humphreys sports shots

The Eighth United States Army Taekwondo Championship The action was hot and heavy at the Humphreys Flag Football
was held Oct. 13 at the Humphreys Gym. A total of 16 people Championships Oct. 20-21, as eight teams fought for positions
participated. — U.S. Army Photo By Candace Godfrey. in Area III Tournament. — U.S. Army Photo By Mike Mooney.

USAG Humphreys Commander Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr.,

takes the ball to the hoop during a U.S./ROK Friendship B-Ball
Tournament Oct. 18.— U.S. Army Photo By Andre Butler.

Carlo Cagaoan, 51st Maintenance Co., 1/7th Air Defense Artil-

lery, Suwon Air Base, strains with effort on his way to the Men’s
148-pound Class title in the Eighth Army Power Lifting Cham-
pionships Oct. 6. — U.S. Army Photos By Mike Mooney.
Pfc. Sean Gonka, an Apache mechanic with 1st Battalion 2nd
Combat Aviation Brigade got his pitch and drove the ball deep (right) Nathan Haag and Doo-Wan Ham of Wonju’s CSCT #1
during one of the Korean-American softball games at Soldier’s intramural soccer team have a Suwon player boxed in action
Field Oct. 13. — U.S. Army Photo By Bob McElroy. at Area III Soccer Championships Oct 21.

NSPS to take affect November for non-bargaining unit

by Thomas J. Mulvihill objectives. The recommendation following the assessment is
USAG-H Civil Personnel Office then sent to a pay pool panel for consideration.
Phase V – Rewarding. This is governed by the pay pool
HUMPHREYS GARRISON —The majority of non- process. At the end of the pay pool process, the pay pool
bargaining unit personnel will fall under the new National manager approves the ratings and payout and informs
Security Personnel Systems starting Nov.11. However, there the supervisor of the final decision. The supervisor then
is some buzz about how the Performance Management Cycle communicates and explains the decision to the employee.
works. The NSPS PMC has five phases. Take a look at the NSPS Conversations: NSPS requires that supervisors and
following phases to see how or if they will affect you. employees participate in several performance conversations
Phase I -- Planning. This is when the employee and over the course of the rating cycle.
supervisor will identify performance expectations. The A performance plan conversation is the starting point
performance expectations are captured in job objectives. for continuing dialogue. It is the foundation upon which
This phase also captures developmental needs. to build your work relationship and prevent surprises at the
Phase II -- Monitoring. This phase will be ongoing end of the rating cycle.
and continues throughout the year. This is where face- The interim review conversation is to check the
to-face dialogue is needed between the supervisor and employee’s progress toward achieving his or her objectives.
employee. Employee based issues are discussed. If necessary, This is also the time for second line supervisors to monitor
performance deficiencies and necessary actions to correct how the supervisors who report to them are doing with their
them are discussed. supervisory responsibilities. Maj. Gen. Michael Kuehr of Eighth United States Army dis-
Phase III -- Developing. This is where the employee’s The end of cycle review conversation will occur in cussed the upcoming changes to the civilian personnel system
development opportunities are discussed. This particular October of each year following the conclusion of the under the new National Security Personnel System during his
process will also help reinforce strengths and correct previous rating cycle. September visit to United States Army Garrison Humphreys.
weaknesses. The annual appraisal conversation will occur in November The new system will take affect Nov. 11. The target audience
Phase IV -- Rating. This is where the supervisor makes an or December of each year following the conclusion of the for implementation is non-bargaining unit personnel.
assessment of the employee’s performance as related to the job pay pool process. — U.S. Army Photo By Bob McElroy.


Daegu American School students help

make difference in fight against drugs
Kiki opted to stay straight, working his at 2 p.m. on a warm winter afternoon in
way through college and earning a degree Guadalajara, Mexico, when Camarena
in criminal justice. locked his badge and revolver in his desk
Following stints in the Marines and the drawer and left to meet his wife for lunch.
police force, Kiki joined the DEA in 1974 He unsuspectingly crossed the street to his
and asked to be transferred to Guadalajara, pickup truck. While unlocking the doors
Mexico, the center of the trafficking empire. to his vehicle, he was grabbed by five men
While investigating a multi-billion dollar drug who shoved him into a beige Volkswagen.
scam, he confiscated thousand of pounds of One month later, his body was discovered
cocaine, and hundreds of thousands of in a shallow grave. Kiki and his informant,
pounds of marijuana. He suspected the drug Alfredo Zavala Avelar, were savagely and
scam involved officers in the Mexican army, grotesquely murdered.
police and government. Kiki was a believer Since then, millions of Americans have
that one person can make a difference and gotten involved in, and been touched by the
he sacrificed his life to prevent drugs from Red Ribbon Campaign efforts. No other
entering the United States. It was the best way single drug prevention movement has had
he knew how to stop drugs and to help people such an impact on so many lives.
he cared about. His mother, concerned about When asked what she wanted people to
(From left) Beth Farr and Catherine Bernhardt, both Daegu American School seventh graders, dangers inherent in his job, tried to talk him think when they saw her drawing, seventh
thoughtfully draw pictures Oct. 18 in support of Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign to edu- out of it. “I can’t not do this,” he told her. grade student Emily Smith replied, “I
cate communities on the dangers of illegal drugs. U.S. Army Photo By Park Hye-ji “I’m only one person, but I want to make a want them to stop and think about what
difference.” they are doing, so next time they won’t do
by USAG Daegu Public Affairs seventh grade student Nathanial Descavage. In early 1985, the DEA sent Kiki to it anymore. That’s the whole purpose of
“Putting them in the commissary, adults will work undercover in Mexico. For weeks doing this, is to make people actually think
CAMP WALKER –National Red Ribbon see them more often and hopefully more he lived among the drug cartel, gathering about it.”
Week is celebrated annually Oct. 23-31, and people will see them and decide to stop. If information and evidence. He was ready to The students’ creations will also be on
is dedicated to U.S. Drug Enforcement you use drugs, the more you use them, the wrap up his assignment when his identity display at the Camp Walker PX from Oct.
Administration (DEA) agent Enrique (Kiki) more you’re going to get addicted, and at was discovered. It was February 7, 1985, 26 – Nov. 2.
Camarena, who exposed drug dealers in one point, there’s no turning back. You’re
Mexico, and to all of the people who have just stuck on drugs and eventually it will
been wrongfully killed due to the violence destroy your body and kill you.”
of drugs. Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling
To honor Camarena’s memory, and to Service Counselor Young, Hee Yoo directed
show that they would continue his fight and coordinated all aspects of the Red
against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors Ribbon Week campaign at USAG Daegu,
wore red badges of satin. Parents who had according to USAG Daegu Alcohol and
come together in local coalitions to fight Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator,
the drug problem took Kiki as their model, Jim Kaderabek.
embracing the belief that one person can Growing up in a dirt-floored house in
make a difference, and adopting his symbol- Mexico, Enrique (Kiki) Camarena wanted
-the red ribbon--as their own. to make a difference. When he was little, he
Students in Jacqueline Bishop’s art class begged his mother for a toy gun. “I need a
at Daegu American School did their part to gun,” he said, “because I’m going to be a
fight against illegal drugs and educate the policeman when I grow up.” At nine, Kiki
community by creating their own powerful moved with his family to the United States
messages on the dangers of drugs, which to pick fruit.
were then displayed at the commissary Oct. After excelling in high school, Kiki faced
19-26 for visitors to see. a critical turning point. His friends were
“We draw these pictures to show adults headed for trouble, and he had to decide
and other people that we’re saying we don’t whether he wanted to follow them into a life
want you to be on drugs, and if possible, of crime and drugs. The deeply engrained The Red Ribbon Week pictures drawn by Daegu American School students are displayed on
we can stop their abusing drugs,” said desire to make a difference won out, and the wall of Daegu’s Commissary on Camp Walker. U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul

Hispanic foods, culture entice luncheon audience

by Cpl. Na Kyung-chul Master Sgt. John Gough, USAG Daegu IMCOM-Korea Staff Chaplain, participated
USAG Daegu Public Affairs EO Advisor, in his proclamation reading. as a guest speaker.
“Their contributions have illustrated what After the events were over, participants
CAMP HENRY – Hispanic Americans is best about America. Their hard work, love enjoyed Hispanic foods.
have strengthened America and contributed of country, and deep commitment to faith Featured dishes included burritos,
to the spirit of America. National Hispanic and family have shaped the character of chicken en chilada, nachos, Spanish rice
Heritage Month, Sep. 15 – Oct. 15, was an our country and helped preserve the values and Mexican corn. “Chicken en chilada was
opportunity to honor these contributions we all cherish. By sharing their vibrant the best taste for me,” said Pvt. Lee Se-chan,
and celebrate the rich cultural traditions of culture and heritage, Hispanic-Americans USAG Daegu. “It was a new experience for
the Hispanic-American community. have also enriched the American experience me and if there is another opportunity to
As a part of National Hispanic Heritage and helped define the unique fabric of our taste Hispanic foods, I want to try again.”
Month, the United States Army Garrison Nation.”After the proclamation reading, Sgt. Participants at the National Hispanic Heritage
Daegu Equal Opportunity Office sponsored 1st Class Jeniffer D. Maldonado read a poem Month Luncheon Oct. 12 at Camp Walker’s
a luncheon at the Evergreen Community entitled ‘Cuartos’, which means rooms in Evergreen Community Club, sampled Hispan-
Club on Camp Walker Oct. 12.“Hispanic Spanish. The poem was a panoramic picture ic culture, mingled and ate Hispanic food
Americans have helped establish America as of life in a Panamanian neighborhood. .— U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul
a place of freedom and opportunity,” said Chaplain (Col.) Reinaldo Velez,
Mothers and their sons play Jang-gu (Korean
traditional instruments) at a booth for tradi-
tional Korean amusements. U.S. Army Photos
by Park Hye-ji

by Park Hye-ji
USAG Daegu Public Affairs

News & Notes

American Red Cross
American Red Cross holds health and
safety classes teaching first aid, adult,
infant and child CPR for the workplace, 8
a.m. – 4 p.m., Nov. 10 at the Red Cross
office (Bldg. T-1425 on Camp Henry). The Pvt. Lee Jung-joo, assigned
cost is $35. For information and registra- to United States Army Gar-
tion, call at 768-7993. rison Daegu’s command
group, aims at a simulated
A+ Class
target on the screen at Camp
There will be an A+ Class Nov. 26 – 30 at
the United States Army Garrison Daegu Henry’s Training Aids, Devic-
Information Center. This course is open es, Simulators and Simula-
to Army Personnel, DA and KGS Civilians tions (TADSS) building Oct.
working in the IT/IA field. For information 19. USAG Daegu Soldiers
or registration, call Mr. Leo Kelley at 764- regulary execute Engage-
5069. ment Skills Training (EST),
which is pre-shoot training
Halloween Costume Party taken before their actual
Better Opportunities for Single and unac-
marksmanship test grade is
companied Soldiers (BOSS) holds a Hal-
loween Costume Party at 8 p.m., Oct. 27 recorded. U.S. Army Photo
at the Hilltop Club on Camp Walker. There By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul
will be several kinds of foods, a raffle, door
prizes and prizes for the best costume. For

Suggestions which can save time,

information, call Sgt. Eboni Whitfield at

money, man-hours mean cash awards

Emergency Placement Care Provider
The USAG Daegu community is in need
of EPC Providers, previously known as
Foster Care families. Get more informa-
tion on becoming certified by contacting
the Family Advocacy EPC Program. For by Gail RodriquezRoman forwarded it to the U. S. Army Materiel submitted a suggestion about it.
information, call Tiana Marratta at 768- USAG Daegu Plans, Analysis and Integration Command in Alexandria, Va. The AMC Try to think of two ways to improve the
8090. Logistics Activity added an additional $500 process or solve the problem, then submit
The Army Suggestion Program (https:// to the award. the better idea.
Courageous Channel 07-2 is an incentive There is no time limitation for the Clearly state the current practice, method,
Courageous Channel 07-2 exercises program which encourages Soldiers and submission of ideas to the ASP. Eligibility procedure, task, directive, or policy affected
registration and evacuation of DoD affili-
civilians within the Department of the Army is limited to Army community members, and how the present practice is efficient.
ated noncombatants. It is mandatory for
all DoD affiliated noncombatants to par-
to submit suggestions that if adopted, will including Korean employees and others Explain your idea with enough details
ticipate. The processing times for Kelly result in increased efficiencies and reduced concerned with the welfare of the Army. and facts to fully explain the problem and
Fitness Center on Camp Walker and Old costs for the U. S. Army. Customers are Soldiers deployed around the globe with your proposed solution. Be thorough and
Gym for Camp Carroll are 10 a.m. to 10 required to have an Army Knowledge Internet access have the opportunity to provide statistics or documentation. “Sell”
p.m. for Nov. 15, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Nov. Online (AKO) to access the Web site. submit their good ideas online. To submit your idea!
16 and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Nov. 17. Ad- The new Web site also allows supervisors your suggestion, go to the ASP Web site at Include a statement of known or
ditionally, the time for Robinson Center to nominate a suggestor for recognition as estimated benefits, such as dollars or time
on Chinhae Naval Base is 7 a.m. to 5 the top suggestor of the year in Soldier and We are interested in suggestions or ideas saved. The more you explain how your idea
p.m. for Nov. 15. For information, call
DA civilian categories during the annual from Soldiers and civilians who “Live, Work, benefits the Army, the better chance your
Capt. Schab at 765-4969, Master Sgt.
Lutte at 768-8333 or Master Sgt. Collins
Secretary of the Army Awards ceremony. Serve and Train” at USAG-Daegu. idea has of being adopted.
at 768-8794. The purpose of the suggestion program The ASP is used to improve how the Army Attach samples, drawings, or other
is to seek ideas that improve work methods, does business and reward people who contribute documents that will help explain the problem
Book Fair materials, processes, equipment, logistics, their creativity to making the Army better. and your solution. This helps the evaluator
Daegu American School Parent Teacher utilities or tolls that will benefit the Army. Before you submit your ideas or to better understand your suggestion and to
Organization sponsors the Book Fair Nov. Suggestions that save the Army money suggestions please follow these ASP make his or her job easier. Attachments can
5 – 9 at Daegu American School Library. are often eligible for a cash award. The more submission tips: make the difference between an adopted and
The times are 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Nov. 5 money saved, the larger the potential award. Think creatively. Do you see operations non-adopted suggestion.
– 8 and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. for Nov. 9. For in-
The suggestion must present a problem or that can be streamlined? Are jobs done For more information or to submit an
formation, call Ms. Allen at 053-470-9531,
Kelly Gemin at 010-8671-7042, or Crystal
situation, propose a solution and state the unnecessarily? Is there a procedure you must idea, Army community members should
Park at 010-5846-0143. benefit to the U. S. government. follow that doesn’t make sense or is outdated? contact their respective Army Suggestion
Ideas adopted by the Army can mean Are records or actions duplicated in two Program Coordinators: Area I (732-8127);
Maximum Speed Limit Reduction extra cash in your pocket. The ASP can pay or more offices? Just because a problem Area II (738-5284); Area III (754-0014);
Effective Nov. 5, the maximum speed soldiers and civilians up to $25,000 for ideas seems obvious doesn’t mean someone has Area IV (768-7070).
limit will change on designated roads at to improve business practices.
Camp Henry and Camp Walker during
physical fitness training, which is nor-
mally conducted from 5:30 – 7:30 a.m.,
An idea to recycle shipping materials
netted a Korean national employee from HALLOWEEN SAFETY
- Children should go our during daylight hours only unless accompanied by an adult.
Camp Carroll a $4,700 cash award in
Monday – Friday, the maximum speed
2000. The proposal called for the 16th - Plan a safe route so parents know where their older kids will be at all times. Set a time
limit will be 25KPH. Signs are currently
Medical Logistics Battalion shipping for their return home.
being posted to alert all drivers to the
speed reduction. The speed reduction section to coordinate the pickup of boxes - Let your children know not to cut through back alleys and fields. Make sure they
is being made in the interest of safety and palettes it uses to ship medical supplies know to stay in populated places and don’t go off the beaten track. Stay in well lighted
for the Soldiers who use the roadway to to units throughout the peninsula. Prior to areas.
conduct daily fitness training. Drivers are his suggestion, customers didn’t return the - Stop only at familiar houses in your own neighborhood unless accompanied by an
reminded that the speed limit must be shipping materials. adult.
reduced further to 15KPH, when passing In 1999, the same year the idea was - Small children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween. Make sure an
troop formations on the roadway. Viola- older sibling or adult is with them.
received, MEDLOG spent $462,273 to
tors will be stopped and cited by military
purchase new shipping materials. His - Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring it home to be examined by you.
police as necessary. For information, call
proposal eliminated the need for the - Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on his or her
Mr. Lowe at 764-4167.
battalion to annually purchase shipping costume to make them more visible to cars.
materials. The idea was adopted by the 8th - Let them know to stay together if going out to Trick or Treat without an adult.
Army, which granted a $4,200 award, then

USAG Daegu civilians train for emergencies

by Cpl. Na Kyung-chul individual equipment using chemical
USAG Daegu Public Affairs decontaminating kits’, ‘Maintain your
APM’, ‘Detect chemical agents using M8
CAMP WALKER – Department of the or M9 detector paper’, ‘Perform first aid
Army, Emergency Essential and Mission to prevent or control shock’, ‘Perform
Essential Civilians learned to survive under mouth to mouth resuscitation’, ‘React to
adverse conditions during annual survival nuclear hazard attack’, ‘React to chemical
training Oct. 22 at the Kelly Gym on Camp or biological hazard’ and ‘Evaluate a
Walker and Oct. 23 at the Camp Carroll casualty.’
Gym. “This training is conducted to remind
Emergency Essential Civilians are U.S. civilians of how prepare for and react to
civilians, while Mission Essential Civilians a CBRN emergency,” said instructor Cpl.
are Korean civilians. Kim Hong-joong, USAG Daegu. “I’m
“This training is to familiarize and trying to teach as efficiently as I can and I
train the EEC/MEC in the use of want to be helpful to them in case of any
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and emergencies.”
Nuclear (CBRN) equipment and basic “It was a good time not only for the
first aid,” said Dean M. Wilson, USAG civilians, but also for me because the class
Daegu CBRNE Specialist. “Both EEC/ reminded me of what I learned when I was
MEC are Civilians who agree to continue in basic training,” said instructor Pfc. Ki
to work in the Republic of Korea to Ho-keun, USAG Daegu. “I felt again that
support the U.S. Army in the event of I’m a Soldier through this time.”
hostilities. The classes give Civilians “It was realistic combat survival training
knowledge they must have before they focused on the survival of the war fighter,”
deploy, because they are considered said USAG Daegu Information Management
already deployed in Korea.” Officer Matthew R. McLaughlin. “The
O n e U . S . a n d f o u r K AT U S A instructors were very knowledgeable and
Soldiers participated in this training as professional.”
instructors and trained the Civilians
with 10 subjects including ‘Protect
yourself from Nuclear’, ‘Biological and Staff Sgt. Jerome Yearby, USAG Daegu,
Chemical (NBC) injury/contamination NBC NCOIC, instructs U.S. Civilians
w i t h Mi s s i o n - Or i e n t e d Pro t e c t i ve on the proper maintenance of their as-
Posture (MOPP)’, ‘Protect yourself signed protective masks Oct. 22 at Camp
from chemical, biological contamination Walker’s Kelly Gym. The training was also
using your Assigned Protective Mask conducted at Camp Carroll’s Gym Oct. 23.
(APM)’, ‘Decontamination yourself and U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul


KATUSA teaches Korean language to Americans

by Cpl. Jang Won-il School teacher. “So this class gives me the
USAG Daegu Public Affairs opportunity to connect to the local people.
We are learning not only language, but we
CAMP CARROLL – When it comes are asking lots of cultural questions.”
to learning a foreign language, there is no The lecture was given in a very bright
shortcut. Learning a new language, whether and friendly atmosphere. Kim had brought
it is your second or your tenth, can be very some hand-outs for the students who, after
tough, especially when that language comes only two or three classes, were already able
from a totally different culture from your to read Hangul at a slow pace.
own. Once learned however, one can truly Peggy Bangham, who is also a teacher
open up to a culture and experience the very at Daegu American School, mentioned
essence of that country. the advantage of learning Hangul from a
Cpl. Kim Joo-won, Camp Carroll KATUSA Soldier.
Vehicle Registration Office, United States “He has working experience with the
Army Garrison Daegu, has been helping Americans. He knows the American system,
Daegu enclave Soldiers and civilians to learn so he can connect with us more easily as we
to speak the language of the country that learn to connect to his culture.”
they are living in. Kim began his fourth Rebecca Dotson, ESSL Camp Carroll
cycle of “Korean Class” at Camp Carroll Education Center counselor praised Kim’s
Army Community Services, Sept. 12. Kim teaching capability as a KATUSA Soldier.
had been teaching his first cycle students “The instructor is particularly wonderful
since April when he was a private who just because he is at a high comprehension level
got assigned to the unit. He did not get in English as a KATUSA. He was educated
much support or participation then. in the United States, and he can tell us all
“This cycle it’s different,” said Kim. “ACS the answers to many questions because he
is putting in much support and there is more understands us. I am delighted to have him
participation from the Soldiers as well.” as a teacher.”
The class has grown significantly in “Language is a mirror of society which
size. A total of 8 US Soldiers and civilians reflects culture, history, thoughts, and
have signed up which is more than twice values,” said Kim. “Learning Hangul will
compared to the past cycles. enable Soldiers and families to discover
Currently, the curricula changed from a Korea and make their stay in this country a
5 week long course teaching basic Korean more meaningful one.”
skills, into conversational Korean course. Korean Class takes place every Wednesday
Spc. Sun, Der Kwei, 501st Sustainment Brigade (right) concentrates during a lecture given by “While living in Korea, I really want to from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Camp Carroll’s
Cpl. Kim, Joo-won, Vehicle Registration Office, USAG Daegu. Korean Class at Camp Carroll have a chance to learn the local language,” ACS. For more information, contact Camp
ACS is held every Wednesday, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Jang Won-il said Corinne Vail, Daegu American Carroll ACS, Roy Grant at 765-8993.