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September 18, 2009 • Volume 7, Issue 48 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea

Army Communities
of Excellence
Daegu and Yongsan Garrisons named to the elite eight

Army officials selected two IMCOM Korea communities. For the full story on USAG-Daegu see page 25 and for USAG-Yongsan, the third year in a row, see page 9. — Graphic concept by USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs


Region News
USAG-Red Cloud
Retiree Corner
Wellness Fair
P02 The survey closes
Dangerous Golf
Flu Vaccinations
Religious Support
Incheon Landing
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Published by Installation Management
Command - Korea
Wellness day in support of suicide prevention
YONGSAN GARRISON — Wellness is a positive state of health from various other organizations will be available.
Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. John Uberti and encompasses every part of your life- not just your physical health. Suicide is not only a personal tragedy; it affects everyone and represents
Public Affairs Officer/Editor: R. Slade Walters
Senior Editor: Dave Palmer
Your emotional and mental health, your social network and social life, a serious public health issue. There are ways to combat suicidal thoughts
your behavioral and spiritual health are all important dimensions that help and attempts though. High self esteem, problem-solving skills, supportive
Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson
you achieve total wellness. In recognition of suicide prevention month, family and friends, and identifying and treating those with warning signs.
Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson organizations from across Yongsan will be at the PX on September 23, 11:30 We are committed to doing everything in our power to prevent suicide,
CI Officer: James F. Cunningham a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to share information on their respective programs. Army and bring a culture of support for wellness and well-being to all of our
USAG-YONGSAN Substance Abuse Program, DFMWR Fitness Promotion, Force Health Service members, family members and DOD civilians. Come to the PX
Commander: Col. David W. Hall Protection and Preventive Medicine, Military Chaplains, Military Family Life Exchange on September 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1;30 p.m. and learn more about
Public Affairs Officer: David McNally
CI Officer: Dan Thompson
and Consulting, and Social Work Services will be present and information all of the resources Yongsan has to offer.
Staff Writers: Sgt. Lee Min-hwi, Sgt. Choi Keun-woo,
Cpl. Hwang Joon-hyun, Pvt. Kim Hyung-joon
In our Morning Calm article on the seasonal flu vaccine (page 1, September 11), we said that all DoDEA students and staff are
USAG-HUMPHREYS required to be immunized against influenza. However, while the vaccine is strongly recommended by the Centers for Disease Control
Commander: Col. Joseph P. Moore Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics
Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy
CI Officer: Lori Yerdon and DoDEA for everyone, especially children, above the age of six months, it is not mandatory.
Designer: Pvt. Baek Joon-woo The influenza vaccine saves lives and protects against the spread of disease. Please take advantage of the school vaccine campaigns
on your garrison or visit your local health care facility.
Commander: Col. Terry Hodges
Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter
Staff Writers: Pfc. Park Kyung-rock, Pfc. Lee Do-dam,
Kim Ayeon, Lee Ji-hye

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Submitting to
There was a humorous quote to that effect included in the “How can I start,” you might ask. First decide what you’re
The Morning Calm Weekly September issue of Still Serving in Korea, the retiree newsletter. Well, interested in doing. That’s the most important part of taking
Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, if you want a day off from feeling old, find an amusement park and a ‘day off.’ Pick an activity that you think you’d like to do,
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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: Curfew Violation; At 0305

hrs, 13 SEP 09, WALL Subject
#1 was observed by MP at the
Alpha Girl’s Club, Dongducheon
Entertainment District. Subject
#1 was apprehended by MP and
transported to the PMO where he
refused to submit to a PBT. Subject
#1 was processed and released to
his unit with instructions to report
to the PMO at a later time. At
2000 hrs, 13 SEP 09, Subject #1
reported to the PMO where he was
advised of his legal rights, which
he waived rendering a written
sworn statement admitting to the
offense. LBAT result is pending.
This is a final report.

Area II: Driving Under the Influence

of Alcohol; Subject #1, operating a
POV, was stopped at a KNP check
point in Hannam-Dong, Yongsan-Gu,
Seoul where she was administered
a PBT, with a result of 0.130% BAC.
Subject #1 was apprehended by
KNP and transported to the Yongsan
Main KNP Station where she was
processed and released into MP
custody on a CJ Form 2. Subject #1
was transported to the PMO where From the Bogwansa Buddhist Temple near Paju City in the Republic of Korea, visit for more. — Photo courtesy R. Slade Walters
she was processed and released
to her sponsor with instructions to
report to the PMO at a later time. SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities
Investigation continues by MP.

Area III: Simple Assault; Underage

Drinking; Subject #1 and Victim #1
were involved in a verbal altercation Korea’s Intangible Cultural Heritage selected by Feng Shui experts, and the landscape, many popular TV dramas and films have been shot.
which turned physical when Subject
From the 18th September to the 7th October, a structures, and architecture surrounding the tombs Visit the Suncheon area to experience untouched
#1 struck Victim #1 in the facial
area with a closed fist at the Walk festival will be held at the Bucheon Visual Culture combined to produce the highest art form of the time. beauty and get a taste of Korea’s history.
Through Gate. Victim #1 fell to the Complex to celebrate Korea’s traditional culture Royal tomb sites are picturesque and places to relax and Visit
ground and impacted the back of his as well as other countries’ intangible cultural escape from the bustle of the city.
head on the asphalt. Victim #1 was heritage. Under the banner of “Muhyeong-Yurak” Visit A Leafy Retreat!
transported to the medical center,
which means “the infinite pleasures of intangible Spending your summer vacation in a forest is a great
where he was treated for injuries
consisting of a laceration to the back cultural heritage”, the 2nd Bucheon World Intangible Damyang: A Garden without bamboo is like a day plan. Korea’s forests are well known for their beautiful
of his head. Victim #1 was later Cultural Heritage Expo is sure to demonstrate the without sunshine valleys and cool mountain streams. Visitors can cool
transported to Osan AB for further charms and rich history of Korea’s intangible cultural Jeonju has bibimbap, Boryeong has its mud festival, and off from the heat by dipping their feet in the refreshing
medical treatment. A search of the properties. During the event period, a variety of Damyang-gun in Jeollanam-do has bamboo. Bamboo stream, and by taking a refreshing walk through the
area for Subject #1, who had fled
exhibitions, performances, activity programs, and may be universally associated with sword wielding ninjas, forest. Also, it has been scientifically proven that
the scene, met with negative results.
At 0850 Hrs, 08 SEP 09, Subject academic events will take place. 1,079 intangible crouching tigers and hidden dragons, but Damyang, Phytoncide, the organic compound derived from
#1 was located by his unit and was cultural properties will be introduced in 6 different the northernmost point on the Korean Peninsula where plants is good for relieving stress and for restoring
transported to the PMO, where he exhibition areas, and 82 different teams will perform bamboo grows in abundance, has cornered the market energy. Many of the forests have been designated as
was administered a PBT, with a result as many as 217 times during the festival. Visitors will as far as Korea goes. There are plenty of attractions in Natural Recreation areas and so often contain sports
of 0.018% BAC. A check of Subject
be able to fully experience Korea’s intangible cultural Damyang, but the bamboo is inescapable and seems to facilities and charming log cabins, where visitors can
#1’s ID card revealed he was under
the legal age to consume alcohol. heritage by taking part in the wide variety of activity pervade every aspect of life here. stay the night right in the middle of the forest. If you
Subject #1 was advised of his legal programs on offer. Masters of Intangible Heritage will Not to be confused with the similar sounding Danyang want to get away from scorching summer heat, then
rights, which he waived rendering a give lessons in how to make “gat”, a traditional hat, in Chungcheongbuk-do, Damyang is a beautifully green VisitKorea recommends you pay a visit to a refreshing
written sworn statement admitting and how to draw “dancheong”, traditional decorative county, teeming with nature and history. A short hop from natural recreation forest.
to the offenses. Subject #1 was
coloring on wooden buildings. You can also learn Gwangju, it is a place where the specters of scholars live Visit
processed and released to his unit.
Investigation continues by MPI. how to make “buchae”, a Korean traditional fan on in the pavilions and gardens that bear their names.
and “Najeonchilgi”, traditional lacquerwork. There Visit Templestay Information Center
Area IV: Shoplifting; Subject #1was are also programs available like “Namdo Etiquette” Many travelers are looking for more than the average
observed via CCTV removing and “Gyubang Tea Etiquette” where you can learn Biodiversity of Suncheonman Bay trip in their vacation these days. It isn’t enough to just
a tank top and concealing it on
about Korea’s tea ceremony and the proper table Suncheon is the ecological capital of Korea. It represents go to a place and see the sights—the visitor to a new
Subject #1’s person. Subject #1
then exited the Main Exchange manners. Korea on the United Nations Environment Programme country wants a different insight, a true immersion
without rendering proper payment. Details are available at (UNEP) and shares information on environmental into a different culture and maybe even a glimpse of
Subject #1 was detained by MP conservation with the international community. things from a different point of view. Temple stays are
and transported to the PMO, where Trip to the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty Suncheonman Bay’s vast tidal flats and reed fields becoming part of the Korean tourist experience, so
Subject #1 was advised of Subject
The Joseon Dynasty began in 1392 and lasted for offer not only a beautiful landscape, but also incredible much so that the number of temples in Korea offering
#1’s legal rights in the presence of
Subject #1’s sponsor, which Subject 519 years. Rarely have any of the world’s royal biodiversity. Other than the bay, Suncheon has many such programs has increased to almost one hundred.
#1 waived rendering a written dynasties lasted for over half a thousand years, but tourist attractions, including Seonamsa Temple, which is Choosing the right temple to experience Buddhism
statement admitting to the offense. what is even more surprising is that the tombs of all over 1000 years old, and Naganeupseong Folk Village, in can be a little daunting, so to help with this, the
Subject #1 was processed and the kings and queens of the Joseon dynasty have which has thatched roofs and dates back to the Joseon Templestay Information Center has opened across
released to Subject #1’s sponsor.
been preserved until the present day. The roads dynasty, but is still inhabited. Songgwangsa Temple, one from Jogye-sa Temple, one of Seoul’s most important
Estimated cost of loss is unknown.
This is a final report. to the royal tombs lead travelers to an auspicious of the Korea’s three major temples, is also located in centers of Buddhism.
place. The sites of the royal tombs were carefully Suncheon, as well as Suncheon Drama Film Set, where Visit

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‘World’s most dangerous

golf course’ revisited

For photos of this course and Panmunjom visit — U.S. Army photo by Ed Johnson

By Walter T. Ham IV Smith’s 1988 article is displayed in the Camp

8th U.S. Army Public Affairs Bonifas briefing room and on the golf course
CAMP BONIFAS, Panmunjom, Republic United Nations Command Security Battalion
of Korea - The reporter who first called the Commander Lt. Col. John Rhodes said he
golf hole at Camp Bonifas “the World’s Most welcomed the chance to host Smith and the
Dangerous Golf Course” in a 1988 Sports ESPN crew.
Illustrated article returned here to cover the “Shelley Smith’s story is a part of our history
course Sept. 10. and heritage,” said Rhodes.
For the first time since the 1988 Seoul “It was great to have her and the ESPN team
Olympics, veteran sports reporter Shelly Smith here at Camp Bonifas.”
revisited the famous golf course to film a story for During three days of U.S. Army coverage in
ESPN’s upcoming Veteran’s Day week coverage. South Korea, the ESPN crew covered the golf
The austere course - a one-hole, 192-yard par- course and the sports activities of the Security
three - is located just south of the world’s most Battalion Soldiers who guard the Joint Security
heavily armed border. Area. They also filmed a 2nd Infantry Division
As Smith can attest, the most dangerous golf Tae Kwon Do Team demonstration and greetings
course in the world isn’t one with unfathomable from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team Soldiers
hazards, unplayable roughs or unreadable greens. at Camp Casey.
The most dangerous golf course in the world The Camp Bonifas feature will appear on
is one here where an extra long drive can land ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” on Nov. 8 and the
your ball in a mine field, a slice can lob it into a Camp Casey segments will be featured during
hillside Army bunker and a hook can deposit it Veteran’s Day week.
in a ginseng field. Smith, who has covered everything from
The Los Angeles-based ESPN reporter said the Olympics to the final four, said she enjoys
the Camp Bonifas Golf Course hasn’t changed reporting on the military and having the chance
much in 21 years. to thank the troops and their families for their
“It’s about the same,” said Smith, who was the service.
assistant sports editor at Pacific Stars and Stripes “It’s better than covering the Super Bowl,”
before moving to Sports Illustrated. said Smith.

Soldiers and Family member’s

overcome nerves in Operation
Rising Star competition
Commad Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed, USAG-
By Pvt. Jamal Walker Casey command sergeant major and Fred
USAG-RC Public Affairs Ware, USAG-Casey business manager,
were allowed to stop the performer at any
casey GARRISON — A Soldier is point during the performance and decide
always told during their Basic Combat whether the contestant will move on to the
Training phases by their Drill Sergeants next round.
or training instructors that they can do “We were looking for the voice of the
anything under pressure and one’s body contestant and how well their tone was
never really reacts to pain or nerves when as well as originality of their voice and
the time comes but for 10 Soldiers and showmanship in their performance,” said
Family members, nerves and pain were one Ware.
of the hardest obstacles to overcome in the Ware and the other two judges provided
second round of the Operation Rising Star tough and crucial feedback to the 10
Competition, Sept. 7, at the USAG-Casey contestants of Operation Rising Star
Hanson Field House. by telling each contestant how they did
Operation Rising Star is an Army wide following after their performances. The
competition sponsored by Family and common piece of criticism the judges gave
Morale, Welfare and Recreation, giving to nearly every contestant was to relax and
Soldiers and their family members the get over the nerves of performing in front
chance to record their own CD with three of a large crowd.
tracks in Los Angeles if they are the winner “I am definitely going to take the advice
in the Army wide competition in Virginia the judges gave me because that is one thing
which will be broadcasted on the Pentagon I have learned which is to take criticism in
channel. The runner-up will receive $1,000 anything in life and take it from anyone
and $500 will go to third place. that will give it you and with that criticism
“This is a great opportunity for Soldiers you can filter it into the experiences you are
to spotlight their talent and help celebrate going through,” said Pvt. Kevin Meyer an
Labor Day by adding a little bit more artillery mechanic stationed at Camp Hovey
entertainment,” said Staff Sgt. Rob Osan, who participated in the competition.
Armed Forces Network broadcast Journalist Meyer was no stranger to the realm of a
and one of the Masters Of Ceremonies for cappella singing having sung in an all male Pvt. Kevin Meyer, an artillery mechanic stationed at Camp Hovey sings “Moondance” during
the Labor Day competition. chorus of 137 in 2005 and a similar chorus the second round of the Operation Rising Star Competion Sept. 7 at the USAG-Casey Hanson
The second round of the competition in 2007 has traveled to Denver CO as well Field House. Meyer was one of the five singers selected to advance to the second round at the
allowed new entrants who were not able to as other musical competitions singing in USAG-Casey Gateway Club Sept. 19. – U.S. Army photos by Pvt. Jamal Walker
sing at the first round a chance to qualify a cappella choruses. Meyer, who enjoys
for the semi finals Sept. 19 at the USAG- barbershop quartet music described his love ‘Moondance’ is well within my range.” world and I love to sing, it makes me happy
Casey Gateway Club. The competition for singing to the judges and showed it to “I am excited I am glad I came out to and gets me through the day.”
requires the contestants to sing a cappella, the audience as he sung “Moondance,” made do this, it was fun,” said Meyer, one of the “These contestants were among the best
music or singing without instrumental famous by Michael Bublé who picked the five contestants selected by the judges to that I have heard so far. We are going into
accompaniment, while being judged by a song because he said “‘Moondance’ fits the advance. “I love to sing, just about all the the final phases in the next two segments
three-judge panel. The judges of the event occasion and the song fits my voice well; time when I am working in the motor pool and I just hope more people come out to
Chief Warrant Officer 4 William Brazier, most of the songs you hear on the radio for I am singing and I make people mad but support this event because their participation
2nd Infantry Division band commander, today’s music are too high for me to sing, but I don’t care because I am in my own little actually helps the judges,” Ware said.

News & Notes 70th BSB Soldiers celebrate Women’s Equality Day
By Spc. Lakeshia Britton Command Sgt. Major Yolanda Lomax, 70
Workforce Town Hall Meeting 70th Brigade Support Battalion BSB Battalion Sgt. Maj. when asked what
The next workforce town hall inspired her to bring the celebration to her
meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. CAmp hovey — The 70th Brigade battalion. “Enhance our respect for the
Sept.21 at the USAG-Casey Digi- Support Battalion celebrated the 38th diversity that exists, as with anything that
tal Conference Center. For infor- anniversary of Women’s Equality Day by we do in this battalion, I want our Soldiers
mation call: 732-6151. performing a series of skits Aug. 26, in the to believe we are a team who takes care of
Camp Hovey Theatre. each other for the good of the organization.
Women’s Basketball tryouts
Women’s Equality Day was first Although we come from various social and
Warrior Country Family, Morale,
Welfare and Recreation will be established in 1971 by former New York economic backgrounds, we still have one
holding tryouts for the Women’s Senator Bella Abzug to commemorate the common goal, to defend the Constitution
Basketball team 2-4 p.m. at the passage of the 19th Amendment, which of the United States.”
Carey Fitness Center, USAG- gave women the full right to vote. Every The celebration of Women’s Equality
Casey. For more information call year on the 26th day of August Women’s Day for the 70th BSB was presented in
the USAG-RC sports director at Equality Day has been observed. Abzug was the form of a news report. The news report
732-6276. inducted into the National Women’s Hall of followed a series of events performed by
Fame in 1994. the female Soldiers assigned to the various
Chaplains seeking music
The celebration of Women’s Equality units within the battalion. These cast of
ministers to help with worship
service Day for the 70th BSB was presented in actors reenacted scenes dating as far back
All chaplains are seeking unpaid the form of a news report. The news report as the silent protests of the 1920’s insisting
volunteer piano players and or- followed a series of events performed by on the right to vote. Other scenes focused
ganists, religious education co- females belonging to the battalion, who on the feminist movement and the World
ordinators, parish coordinators, reenacted scenes dating as far back as the War II icon- Rosie the Riveter. Included in
and civilian clergy. If you are in- silent protests of the 1920’s insisting on the reenactments was the current event of
terested in volunteering, see your the right to vote. Other scenes focused 13 women that was arrested on July 3, 2009
chaplain. on the feminist movement and the World for wearing pants in Sudan. SSG Barrett,
War II icon Rosie the Riveter. Included in 70th BSB EOL was the driving force behind
Pacific Holiday Greetings
Will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. the reenactments was the current event of the planning, preparation, and execution of
Sept. 19 and Sept. 21 in front of 13 women being arrested July 3, 2009 for this event.
the USAG-Casey Gateway Club. Pvt. Brooke Cockcream,70th Brigade wearing pants in Sudan. Along with the crowd of 375 Soldiers
Support Battalion, demonstrates the “It is my intent is to ensure that assigned to the 70th BSB, was Col. Steven
feminist movement by throwing a tie into the awareness, mutual respect, and Sliwa, 210th FIRES Brigade commander,
Casey Gate #1 Construction a bin during the 70th BSB’s observation understanding we gain from the nine Command Sgt. Maj. Antoine Denson,
and traffic flow of Women’s Equality Day Aug. 26 at the observances recognized by the Department 210th FIRES Brigade command sgt. maj.,
Inbound traffic only during con- Camp Hovey Theatre — U.S. Army photo of Defense will sharpen the unique bond we and Lt. Col. Miguel Martinez, 70th BSB
struction at USAG Casey Gate by Spc. Lakeisha Britton share within our very diverse battalion,” said commander.
#1, except weekdays when it will
be outbound traffic only from 4:30
p.m.-6 p.m. hours (Mon-Wed &
Fri) and 4 p.m.-6 p.m. (Thurs and BOSS gives Warrior Country the chance to win prizes
any day the “59” minute rule has
been granted by the USAG-RC
Commander). Driver’s are en-
couraged to use USAG Casey
Gate #2 and Hovey Gate during
this construction period. Con-
structions is tentatively scheduled
to be completed by 30 Nov 09.
Casey Gate #1 will be close to
all traffic for safety reason due
to building demolition on 19-20
Sept. 09. All Visitor Vehicle sign-
in operations have been moved to
Casey Gate #2. The Pedestrian
Gate and pedestrian visitor sign-
in operation will not be affected by
By Pvt. Jamal Walker The team captains were to keep track of their
the construction and will remain
at Casey Gate #1. Any ques- USAG-RC Public Affairs team’s score and were in charge of to keep
tion regarding the construction at the game going.
Casey Gate #1 should be directed RED CLOUD GARRISON — After The price for the event was $120 but
to myself at 732-7843 (office) or coming back from the Department of the what gave some teams the advantage was
010-3113-9574 (cell) or Mr. Mc- Army’s forum for the Better Opportunity for the ability to purchase Mulligan’s, a second
Coy at730-6877 (office) and 010- Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers program chance to perform a certain move or action,
9292-0136 (cell). winning first and second place in the Best at an additional cost but their was no limit
Medium Installation category, the USAG-RC on how many Mulligan’s a team was allowed
Army SuicidePrevention Month
BOSS program gathered Soldiers and Family to buy.
1-30 Sept. 2009 Improving Our
Soldiers and Families Health: A members in a Golf Scramble Sept. 8 at the “We purchased six Mulligan’s because
Healthy Force Combating High USAG-RC Golf Course. Prizes were given to our team does not have the best golfers so
Risk Behaviors Suicide Aware- the top four-man teams. it really helped my teammates and I out to
ness Display: USAG CRC Kil- “The event went very well,” said Jay do better,” said Sgt. Maj. Kim Kwang Jin,
bourne DFAC Wed, 16 Sept. 11 Underwood, Family and Morale, Welfare and Republic of Korea sergeant major stationed
a.m. - 1 p.m., STANLEY DFAC Recreation advisor for the Warrior Country at Yongsan.
Thurs, 17 Sept. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. BOSS council. “We had a lot of great golfers “We feel very honored and fortunate to
and USAG Casey AAFES Food come out to support the event and I was just be able to come out here and golf,” said Kim
Court Tues, 22 Sept. 11 a.m. - 1
overall surprised at how many great golfers who he and his team were the first place
p.m. Suicide Awareness Briefings: A soldier looks onward after teeing from the
we have here in Area 1.” winners as well as Kim and his wife, Moon
USAG Casey Digital Conference green at the USAG - RC Better Opportunities
The Golf Scramble had 18 holes for the Young, who both won special awards in
Center Wed, 23 Sep. 1 - 2 p.m. / for Single and Unacommpanied Soldiers Golf
team to compete in where the players were closest to the pin and the longest drive of the
2 - 3 p.m. and USAG CRC Base Scarmble Sept. 7, at the USAG - RC Golf
Theater Fri, 25 Sept. 1 - 2 p.m. / allowed to shoot in any desired order and Golf Scramble. “We enjoy playing golf but we
Course. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jamal
2 - 3 p.m. each team was allowed to move the golf ball also enjoy coming out to support the Soldiers
one club length but no closer to the hole. in many sports events like this one.”

Col. Terry Ferrell, 2nd Infantry Division Headquarter assistant division commander, hands trophy to Cpt. Gregory Hickerson, 1-72 Armor Battalion HHC commander,
during the award ceremony on Crusader Plaza, Camp Hovey September 11. The Cup was granted to the HHC as they receivied the highest points in sports.

1-72 AB HHC wins Commander’s Cup

By Cpl. Kim, Tae Hoon hard and play hard’ and all of these events
USAG-RC Public Affairs allowed Soldiers to enjoy sports during the
weekends, other than going out to have a
USAG HOVEY — The first drink.”
Commander’s Cup was granted to Soldiers The commander’s policy of HHC is to
from 1-72 Armor Battalion, Headquarters support Soldiers to participate in sports
and Headquarters Company during an event. In fact, Hickerson coached the
award ceremony which took place Sept. 11 football team and took part in the baseball
on the Crusader’s Plaza at Camp Hovey. team of his unit firsthand.
The Commander’s Cup is the first “It’s a great program for any commander.
division-level award for sports events All you have to do is to get off the bench
throughout the history of the 2nd Infantry and get in the game,” Hickerson said,
Division. The purpose of the Cup is to encouraging other commanders to gear
encourage Soldiers to participate in diverse up for the next Cup. He said “I am proud
sports events and build teamwork in units. of my Soldiers for their participation in
The Commander’s Cup is biannually individual and team events and I hope it
given to the unit who received the highest brought something out of you. It wasn’t
aggregate points from all the sports events. me and first sergeant who won the Cup.
The points of a unit build up based on the It was Soldiers.”
number of winners and participations.
Every six months, from January to June
and from July to December, Family and The Commander’s cup for the first half
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation calculate of this year was granted to the HHC
the scores of each unit and announce the as they received the highest points in
winner for that period. 28 sports events provided by (Top)
72 units from all over the Area I & (Left) Family Morale, Welfare, and
competed in 28 types of sports events Recreation Area 1 Sports Director
which consist of traditional sports such Randy Behr as he congratulates
as running, football, power lifting and (Center) Cpt. Gregory Hickerson and
basketball. HHC participated in 18 out of (Right) 1st Sgt. Jason Skeen. (Bottom
these 28 events and they finally obtained right) 1-72 AB HHC soldiers stand in
4,895 points. formation during an award cermony
“This has been a great program,” said after winning the commanders cup.
Cpt. Gregory Hickerson, 1-72 AB HHC Sept. 11 on the Crusader’s Plaza at
commander. “My philosophy is ‘work Camp Hovey.

Army selects Yongsan as 2010 ACOE finalist

Army officials selected USAG-Yongsan as a finalist in the Army Communities of Excellence competition for the third year in a row. Inspectors will visit the garrison in October or November. — U.S.
Army photos by USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs

By David McNally USAG Fort Leavenworth, and USAG Schinnen. park now under construction on X Corps Blvd.
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs The Army panel selecting the finalists consisted of five In 2009, USAG-Yongsan competed as a finalist, but
senior Baldridge examiners and judges from across private, came in 7th place.
YONGSAN GARRISON — For the third year running, non-profit and government organizations. Malcom Baldridge Hall said the Army selected two USAG-Yongsan staffers
U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan made the finals in the esteemed is the corporate gold standard for recognizing organizational to be on site teams for next phase, Jim North and Jeff Mones.
Army Communities of Excellence competition. excellence. Judges use a set criteria to evaluate what processes North will lead an ACOE team.
Installation Management Command officials announced are in place to better serve stakeholders and gain efficiencies. The fiscal 2010 contest will award $1 million for the
the selection of eight finalists Army-wide Saturday, which are The ACOE Team will conduct a one-week site visit for Gold, winner of the gold. There will be two silver awardees
set to receive a site visit in October or November. Silver and Bronze Award nominees, officials said. vying for $500,000 each. Three Bronze awardees will earn
“This is unprecedented,” said Garrison Commander Col. Hall credits the USAG-Yongsan staff for its hard work. $250,000 each.
Dave Hall. “It’s truly an honor to be part of a community “It’s tough to get to the top; it’s tougher to stay there,” he The 2010 ACOE contest will also offer cash prizes to
that always strives to be the best.” said. “This is the third consecutive year we’ve reached this three to six “most improved” garrisons. Competition in this
Army communities learned the news through an e-mail, level. I am very proud.” category is between: USAG Aberdeen Proving Ground,
which arrived over the weekend. “On behalf of Brig. Gen. This is the second year in a row that USAG-Daegu made USAG Fort Leonard Wood, - USAG Adelphi, USAG Fort
Aycock and Mr. Nerger, please extend our congratulations to the ACOE finals. Installation Management Command- Polk, USAG Fort Carson, USAG Presidio of Monterey,
Garrison Commanders whose installations are finalists in the Korea Region Commanding General Brig. Gen. John USAG Fort Detrick, USAG Redstone Arsenal, USAG Detroit
FY10 ACOE Competition,” wrote Kathleen K.W. Ashing, Uberti sent out personal congratulations to the garrison Arsenal, USAG Fort Richardson, USAG Fort Drum, USAG
IMCOM Business Transformation and Innovation chief. commanders. To USAG-Yongsan he wrote, “I’m proud of Rock Island Arsenal, USAG Japan and USAG Fort Rucker.
Aycock is the IMCOM Deputy Commanding General and you and your entire team, it’s quite an accomplishment over “This is all about the Army Family Covenant,” Hall
Nerger is the command’s senior civilian leader. the past three years.” said. “We are truly committed to providing our Families
Two of the eight finalists are from Korea: USAG-Yongsan In 2008, USAG-Yongsan won $750,000 as the ACOE a strong, supportive environment where they can thrive.
and Daegu. Also competing are USAG Fort Bragg, USAG Third Place Winner. The victory dollars went to fund quality We continue to listen to feedback and strive to be the best
Fort Campbell, USAG Fort Hood, USAG Fort Meade, of life improvements across the garrison, like the new family Army home possible.”

News & Notes Soldier Show dazzles Yongsan

By Sgt. Choi Keun-woo
2009 Holiday Greetings USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
It is time to record your holiday greetings!
The Hometown News Service team will YONGSAN GARRISON — More than
be in Yongsan Sept. 22-23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
800 Soldiers and Family members
at the Dragon Hill Lodge Courtyard to
give Servicemembers, Department of the packed the Collier Field House on U.S.
Army civilians, retirees, and their families Army Yongsan Garrison Sept. 12-13 to
an opportunity to send holiday greetings watch a sizzling live performance by their
home. Call Sgt. 1st Class Stachelczyk at very own comrades.
723-4760 for information. The 2009 U.S. Army Soldier Show
featured 16 Soldiers whose repertoire
The Charlie Daniels Band ranged from rap, pop, ballads, R&B,
Everyone is invited to a performance at the patriotic tunes and many more. Dance
Collier Field House by the Charlie Daniels
routines, including an unconventional
Band Sept. 21, 7-10 p.m. Seating is available
on a first-come, first-served basis. This world- one that incorporated a roller skater,
famous fiddler is brought to you by FMWR! were more than enough to captivate the
For information, call 738-5042/5419. audience for the full 90-minute show.
“This was the bomb,” Sgt. Chrisandra
Driver’s Testing Reservation Curry from USAG-Yongsan Headquarters
Effective Sept. 28 reservations for driver’s and Headquarter Company said. “I was
testing must be made at least 24 hours here with my family and we just had a
in advance to obtain both a military and great time.”
a civilian driver’s license. Driver Testing
During the course of the performance,
and License Section will begin accepting
reservations Sept. 21. some of the audience was so energized
that they could be seen standing up and
Environmental Management System dancing to the rhythm - becoming part
Significant environmental aspects to report: of the entertainment themselves.
spills related to bulk fuel and chemical “I could definitely sense that the
management, storm water discharge per formers were tr ying to get the
contamination from industrial activities, audience involved,” Curry said.
and leaks or spills resulting from hazardous In between songs, several tunes
waste management. Report incidents
highlighting 2009 as the Year of the Non
or concerns to the DPW Environmental
Division at 724-5008. Commissioned Officer were featured. The Soldier Show cast performs tunes, including Jai Ho from the award-winning Slumdog Millionaire
Soldiers recited the NCO creed and at the Collier Field House Sept. 13. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Choi Keun-woo
Community Job Fair 2009 many in the audience followed along.
Army Community Services presents a I n t h e e n d , U S A G - Yo n g s a n was “proud to have such an amazing show charge of the group, said. “Last time I was
community job fair Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m. Commander Col. David Hall presented in Yongsan.” in Seoul was more than 20 years ago. It’s
-2:30 p.m. at the Main Post PX parking lot. a token of appreciation to the members “Yongsan was just a great tour,” Sgt. changed a lot since then. And the crowd
Meet potential employers for face-to-face of the Soldier Show and stated that he 1st Class Earnest Baskin, the NCO-in- today and yesterday was just awesome.”
consultation. For information, call 738-

Fallen aviators honored


One-stop Welcome Resource Guide

Sponsoring a newcomer? Send them to
the USAG-Yongsan One-stop Welcome
Resource Guide at the garrison Web site By Dan Thompson
for information and links about command USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
sponsorship, housing and pets! For
information, call 738-3336.
K-16 AIR BASE, Republic of Korea —
Annual College Fair Soldiers, veterans and civilians gathered at a
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will hold memorial ceremony Sept. 9 here to honor two
its Annual College Fair Sept. 26, noon-3 aviators who perished after their aircraft slipped
p.m. at Seoul American Elementary School into an unrecoverable spin during a test flight
cafeteria. Seeking volunteers to represent - but not before saving the lives of Korean vil-
their college, university or service academy. lagers near the crash site.
For additional information, please e-mail “It was August 12, 2003 and Capt. Kevin or call 010- Norman and Chief Warrant Officer 3 David
Snow just returned from a flight from Japan,”
Yongsan Commissary Early-Bird Hours said Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11016
The Yongsan Commissary is open for member Laurence Lyons at the memorial cer-
early-bird shopping hours for express emony. “After lunch that day, another C-12 had
items only. One register is open from just got out of maintenance and, wanting to
7-10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday only for keep their planes mission ready, they went on a
shoppers purchasing 15 items or less. For second mission to test flight that plane.”
information, call 736-7070. The medium-sized, twin-engine C-12 air-
craft headed for Camp Humphreys and con- Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11016 Commander Rick Kinneman salutes a memorial to two fallen
Smoking Cessation Classes
ducted some test maneuvers in a designated Army aviators recently awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during a memorial ceremony
The 65th Medical Brigade Health
Promotions Office holds monthly smoking area, according to reports. The corporate-style Sept. 9 at K-16. — U.S. Army photo by Dan Thompson
cessation clinics consisting of four, one- turboprop aircraft at some point went into a
hour group sessions. For units with spin careening towards a Korean village. Norman and Snow’s ability to maneuver Flying Cross on his behalf in April. The award
groups of 10-15 people, an instructor can “In the last few minutes of the flight, they the aircraft in such catastrophic conditions and is presented for heroism or extraordinary
arrange sessions at your organization. For were able to steer away from the populated save lives was recognized at a ceremony this achievement while participating in an aerial
information, call 736-6693. area to an open field and crashed,” Lyons said. past Memorial Day in Sonoma, California. flight. According to their official biographies,
“Their last few minutes of life were spent sav- “The family of Kevin Norman was present- former President George H. W. Bush and Sena-
ing the lives of others.” ed the Distinguished Flying Cross for Kevin tor John McCain also hold that distinction.
For a complete list of community “My family, including many children, would posthumously,” Lyons said, who personally at- “There is a time for mourning, but that time
information news and notes, visit the have burned to our deaths if not for the last tended the event. “At the Memorial Day cere- has passed,” 3-2nd Aviation Regiment General
USAG-Yongsan official web site at efforts of the pilot,” said Nam Ki-soon, a vil- mony there were over 2,000 people who turned Support Aviation Battalion Commander Lt. lager who witnessed the plane heading towards out to remember our comrades.” Col. Erik Rude said.
his house. Snow’s family received the Distinguished “Now is the time to honor their service.”

What did you think of Free Labor Day trips a hit with Yongsan
the free Labor Day
Good Neighbor trips?

By Dan Thompson
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs

USAG-Yongsan Facebook fans were among the first to learn about

the free, last-minute Labor Day Good Neighbor trips and tours. Not
on the garrison’s Facebook page yet? Become a fan and see what
everyone is talking about!

Kelly O’Lone
Facebook Fan

My family was very pleased with the Incheon Festival. If it wasn’t

a tour, we probably would not have thought to go. I really appreci-
ate the people who put together such great tours for us. The robot
zoo was tons of fun and I loved the Teddy Bear Hall. I was pleas-
antly surprised that lunch was free. It was great.. all of it. The tour
guide was knowledgeable and nice. My kids took a liking to her and
walked around holding her hands for awhile.

Alyssa Barbour Yongsan community members pause for a moment during a free Incheon Global Fair and Festival tour Sept. 6 . — U.S. Army
photo by Yun Ho-song
Facebook Fan
YONGSAN GARRISON — What if someone offered you questions,” Heather Harrison Escamilla posted. “We were able
an all-inclusive tour to the Incheon Global Fair or Seoul city tour to visit some great places and see some wonderful sights, all for
over a holiday weekend? It may sound too good to be true, but free! I highly suggest that if it is offered again, people should
more than 100 Yongsan community members got just that over sign up quickly!”
The Seoul City Tour was phenomenal. We normally wouldn’t have Labor Day weekend courtesy of the Korean-Foreigners Friend- Good Neighbor program trips are usually publicized well in
been able to go on something like that because with a family of 5, it ship Cultural Society. advance, but these particular trips were made available just one
adds up real quick. It was greatly appreciated and so much fun to see Two free trips were offered to the Incheon Global Fair and day before the beginning of the Labor Day weekend, so U.S.
a lot of the history of the Korean people. We ran into a volunteer guide Festival on Sept. 6 and Sept. 8. and included a visit to a robot zoo Army Garrison-Yongsan Public Affairs immediately launched
at the Korean Culture Museum who spoke English and walked with us and teddy bear museum. an information blitz on the USAG-Yongsan Facebook page,
telling us a lot of interesting things about their history that we did not “My entire family attended the Incheon Fair and Festival, end- reaching more than 650 users immediately - many of whom reg-
know. The girls loved to see the palace especially. ing the tour at Freedom Park in Incheon,” Sarah Sprister posted istered for their free trip right away.
on the USAG-Yongsan Facebook page. “We really enjoyed the “The garrison’s Facebook page is a great way to get garrison
experience. We loved the robot zoo and science exhibit.” news delivered directly to you,” Yongsan Public Affairs Web-
“I was pleasantly surprised that lunch was free,” Kelly O’Lone master Steve Morgan said. “With over 700 fans and growing, it
Sarah Sprister Mendoza added. “It was great. All of it. The tour guide was is one of the first places we publish time-sensitive community
knowledgeable and nice. My kids took a liking to her and walked information, like these free trips. So in a way, it pays to become a
Facebook Fan around holding her hands for awhile.” fan of the USAG-Yongsan site.”
The free Seoul city tour Sept. 7 took more than 60 community To become a USAG-Yongsan Facebook fan, simply search
members to the Seoul Tower, Gyeongbokgung Palaces, Insadong for “USAG-Yongsan” in Facebook and click “Become a fan.”
markets and Korean National Museum. Fans get carefully selected garrison updates and community net-
“The guide was very knowledgeable and approachable for working opportunities.
My entire family attended the Incheon Fair & Festival, ending the
tour at Freedom Park in Incheon. We really enjoyed the experience.
We loved the Robot Zoo and science exhibit. We were amazed by
the beautiful flowers and landscaping throughout the grounds and
Garrison announces road construction
the cleanliness of the entire place. This tour was an awesome way By Cpl. Hwang Joon-hyun
to get off base and see a new part of Korea that we may not have if USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
this was not offered. My husband and I attended with our 10-month-
old and our 3-year-old and the guides and drivers were very ac- YONGSAN GARRISON — Garrison officials announced
commodating in regards to strollers, etc. We had a perfect day as a that 1st Corps Boulevard, the road stretching from Gate 1 to Trent
family and enjoyed the new cultural experiences. Thank you! Gym, will be closed for a road construction Sept. 19-27.
Drivers headed to Gate 1 from Trent Gym may take the right
turn into the PX parking lot by the AAFES Food Court, but all
other intersections will be closed. Drivers must use alternative
Joey Brown routes to exit the PX parking lot, however.
Additionally, Gate 1 will undergo construction and will be
Facebook Fan closed to vehicles Sept. 19-20 and Sept. 27-28 from
7 a.m.-5 p.m.
“First Corps Boulevard is a very old road which has not been
worked on for over 15 years,” said Cho Hyo-hwan, the Directorate Garrison officials have announced that 1st Corps Boulevard and
of Public Works Contracting Officer’s representative. “We expect Gate 1 will receive much needed upgrades between Sept. 19-28.
My wife and I attended the Incheon Festival. We both had a great heavy traffic with the upcoming Chusok holidays, so we will be — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Hwang Joon-hyun
time. I loved the Robot Zoo. Thanks also for posting the info on resurfacing the road to make it safer for the community.”
Facebook. Look forward to attending future events. Thank you Construction will be completed rapidly to reduce the impact DPW also plans to reconstruct a section of 8th Army Road between
again. on the community, DPW Director Chuck Markham said. Trent Gym and Camp Coiner at a later date.

A community of excellence

olks, for the third year in a We have one of the most vibrant and
row we have been selected generous Good Neighbor programs
a s f i n a l i s t s i n t h e A r m y in Korea offering free cultural trips
Communities of Excellence and host exchange opportunities.
competition! We acknowledge that our work
This is an unprecedented honor, is never finished, and because we are
a “three-peat” in Yongsan, and I “here for you,” we need your feedback
am very proud of everyone in this in order to get it right. Please visit
community who made this feat our Web site at http://yongsan.
possible. and tell us how we’re
In May 2008, I stood on a Pentagon doing using either the Commander’s
stage with Army Vice Chief of Staff Hotline or the Interactive Customer
General Richard Evaluation, also
Cody to receive a known as ICE.
“Every day the
third place 2008 Also, we conduct
ACOE trophy C ommunity
and a check for I n formation
$750,000, and
last year we took
garrison continues F o
r ums (CIF)
last Tuesday
to improve quality
seventh place and of every month
some pretty good from 9-11 a.m. in
bragging rights. the Community
This year, we
have the potential
of life on Services Building
adjacent to the
to win up to $1 rear-parking lot
million! So we are of the Dragon
gearing up for our Hill Lodge.
ACOE site-visit Our vision is to
scheduled for Col. Dave Hall be a professional,
the last week of USAG-Yongsan p e o ple-focused
October. o r g anization
Every day the Commander s e t t ing the
garrison continues b e n chmark
to improve quality for installation
of life on Yongsan. We just installed management and quality of life
lights at the Family and Morale, programs that ensure the well-being
Welfare and Recreation Field at the of the community.
Seoul American High School, and in We are proud of our vision, but
just a few weeks we’ll complete the need your voice to ensure we are
Yongsan Family Park featuring picnic on track with this vision.Again,
areas and a walking track. We’re congratulations on being an ACOE
continuing with our barracks and finalist for the third consecutive
quarters renovation projects, while y e a r. Yo u a re t r u l y t h e re a s o n
improving roads, street lighting and USAG-Yongsan is a Community of
safety throughout the community. Excellence!

Army Continuing Education System (ACES)

YONGSAN GARRISON — Army All scheduled on-duty and off-
educators will be attending an Army duty classes will continue without
Continuing Education Services (ACES) disruptions.
Professional Development Workshop All Ed Centers will have regular hours
during the week of September 22-25 at and there will be administrative staff in
the Dragon Hill Lodge. the centers to provide assistance.

OPSEC Officer Courses

YONGSAN GARRISON — Two formal presented by the Joint OPSEC Support Center
courses designed for OPSEC Officers and mobile training team, is fully accredited and
planners will be held on Osan AB, 21-24 Sep satisfies training requirements for all services.
and Camp Casey, 28-30 Sep 09. If you require this training, or need
This level II training is required for more information, contact your service
all appointed OPSEC Officers at the component OPSEC officer or Mr Dan
battalion-level and higher. Wilkinson, USFK OPSEC at DSN 723-
The DOD OPSEC Officer Course, 2149 or at

Foreign Service Officer Test

U.S. Embassy Seoul

SEOUL — U.S. Citizens who are interested in taking the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT)
should visit to get information on the exam and register for the test. The
FSOT is open to all US citizens and it’s free
The website also has information on many different career opportunities with the
Department of State.
The U.S. Embassy will be administering the Foreign Service exam in Seoul on the following
dates: October 8, 9, and 10, 2009.
Please be advised that the registration process for the Foreign Service
Officer Test has changed. Applicants will start by filling out a registration package that consists of
an application form and a set of personal narrative questions that, taken together, provide information
about your experience and qualifications. Applicants will need approximately three hours to complete
the registration package. Questions? Email

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Seasonal flu vaccinations begin

The intranasal flu mist vaccine has arrived in Korea, and Servicemembers are currently
being vaccinated. Here Brig. Gen. John Uberti, commanding general IMCOM Korea
Region gets the intranasal flu mist. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Park Kab-rock

By Marianne Campano
65th Medical Brigade

YONGSAN GARRISON — Newcomers are getting vaccinated at the 1RC, and

Servicemembers can also get vaccinated there on a walk-in basis.
Family members, military civilians and beneficiaries should get vaccinated at their
Garrison health care facility.
Your seasonal flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against
the seasonal flu.
This year it is especially important to vaccinate in September so that you will be ready
for the novel H1N1 vaccine that should be arriving in October.

Sep 18 - Sep 24

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U.S. ID card holders enjoy free movies courtesy of Army MWR at U.S. Army installations in Korea.
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Area I Worship Schedule Area II Worship Schedule Area III Worship Schedule Area IV Worship Schedule
Protestant Services Protestant Services Protestant Services Protestant Services

Collective Collective Sunday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital Collective Collective Protestant
Sunday 1000 Stone Chapel Sunday 1030 K-16 Chapel Sunday 1100 Freedom Chapel Sunday 1000 Camp Carroll
Sunday 1000 Stanley Chapel Sunday 1100 Hannam Village Chapel 1100 Suwon Air Base Chapel 1030 Camp Walker
Sunday 1030 West Casey Chapel Church of Christ 1700 Camp Walker
Sunday 1100 Warrior Chapel Liturgical Sunday 0800 Memorial Chapel Gospel 1300 Freedom Chapel Gospel 1215 Camp Walker
Sunday 1100 Crusader Chapel Contemporary Sunday 0930 South Post Chapel Contemporary 1700 Freedom Chapel 1300 Camp Carroll
Sunday 1100 Hovey Chapel Traditional Sunday 1100 South Post Chapel KATUSA Contemporary
Gospel 1100 Memorial Chapel, Casey Gospel Sunday 1230 South Post Chapel Tuesday 1900 Freedom Chapel Friday 1900 Camp Walker
Sunday 1100 Casey Memorial Chapel Mision Pentecostal Hispana Korean Korean
1100 Camp Stanley Chapel Sunday 1430 South Post Chapel Wednesday 1930 Freedom Chapel Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll
Korean Sunday 0910 Hannam Village Chapel Wednesday 1830 Camp Walker
Catholic Services
COGIC United Pentecostal Mass Catholic Services
Sunday 1230 CRC Warrior Chapel Sunday 1330 Memorial Chapel Daily 1145 Annex 2 Chapel Mass
KATUSA Sunday 0900 Freedom Chapel Sunday 0900 Camp Walker
Sunday 1930 CRC Warrior Chapel KATUSA Tuesday 1830 Memorial Chapel 0900 Suwon Air Base Chapel 1130 Camp Carroll
Sunday 1300 Jackson Auditorium Saturday 1700 Camp Walker
Tuesday 1900 Camp Stanley Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Every 2nd Friday 1830 Annex 2 Chapel
Tuesday 1840 Casey Stone Chapel Saturday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital Jewish Worship Service
Tuesday 1800 Camp Castle Chapel Every Friday at 1900 - Camp Walker Chapel, Classroom #1
For information, contact Corey Ringer at, or
Tuesday 1830 Casey Memorial Chapel Early Morning Service call 753-3909
Tuesday 1830 Camp Hovey Chapel (Korean) Mon-Sat 0510 South Post Chapel
Thursday 1830 West Casey Chapel
Episcopal Sunday 1000 Memorial Chapel
Catholic Services/Mass
Catholic Services
Sunday 1130 Camp Stanley Chapel
Sunday 0900 CRC Warrior Chapel Catholic Mass Saturday 1700 Memorial Chapel
The Command Chaplain’s Office is here to perform, provide, or coordinate total religious support to the United
Sunday 1215 West Casey Chapel Sunday 0800 South Post Chapel Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and authorized
Sunday 0930 Camp Hovey Chapel Sunday 1130 Memorial Chapel civilians across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to war.
Mon/Fri 1145 Memorial Chapel
Tues/Wed 1205 Brian Allgood Hospital
1st Sat. 0900 Memorial Chapel Visit the U.S. Forces Korea Religious Support site at: for helpful links and information.
Jewish Jewish
Friday 1830 West Casey Chapel Friday 1900 South Post Chapel

Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact

USAG-Yongsan Chaplains USAG-Humphreys Chaplains USAG-Red Cloud/Casey USAG-Daegu Chaplains

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David B. Crary: Chaplain (Maj.-P) Klon K. Kitchen, Jr.: 2ID Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jonathan Gibbs: Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Kwon Pyo:, 738-3009, 753-7274, 732-7998, 764-5455

Chaplain (Maj.) Terry E. Jarvis: Chaplain (Capt.) Anthony Flores: Red Cloud Chaplain (Lt. Col) David Acuff: Chaplain (Capt.) Billy Graham:, 738-3917,, 732-6169, 765-6139
Chaplain (Maj.) Daniel E. Husak:, 736-3018
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Warrior Country celebrates Labor Day with festival

By Pvt. Jamal Walker given the chance to win many different
USAG-RC Public Affairs prizes in a various competitions such as
the ice cream scramble where teams of two
CASEY GARRISON— Soldiers and family were given a bowl with a large amount
members were filled with “Harmony” and of ice cream inside and the team finished
“mutual cooperation,” as the 105 plus kite their bowl first while feeding each other
display flew high above the USAG-Casey and keeping their area clean was named
Stewart softball field Warrior Country the winner and given a FMWR gift bag. A
Soldiers during the Labor Day Festival family version of the ice cream scramble was
Sept. 7, at the USAG-Casey Hanson Field available as well as the fastest ice tea drinker
House. contest, a hula hoop contest and a family
The all day event had activities for all obstacle course challenge.
ages at different areas from the USAG-Casey One of the top prizes was a free trip to
Stewart softball field to the Outdoor pool anywhere in Korea which was raffled for
and Hanson Field House. Soldiers could be those who took the 2009 Customer Service
found fighting each other with pugil sticks Assesment survey for the Warrior Country
or dressed in sumo wrestling outfits trying USAG-Plans Analysis and Integration
to tackle each other or attempting to knock Office given to Sgt. Kevin Rivet, a Soldier
each other’s heads off with jousting sticks stationed at Camp Casey.
given to them from the Family and Morale, “I have always been happy with what the
Welfare and Recreation who coordinated the Garrison has to offer and as far as customer
event, while being dressed in outfits where a service is concerned, whenever I shop at the
removable head was on top of the Soldiers PX (Army and Air Force Exchange Services
head and the object of the event was to make Post Exchange) and the Commissary the
the opponent headless. personnel there are always able to help me
Children and Family members were also with whatever it is that I need,” said Rivet.

Members of the 2nd Infantry Division Tae Kwon Do team display their high flying abilities
in front of Soldiers and Family members during the Labor Day fun festival Sept. 7 at the
USAG-Casey Hanson Field House. The festival included a kite display (Harmony is the
hangul translation for the green kite) and expo where families were able to fly kites during
the day.— U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jamal Walker

59th anniversary of the Incheon Landing remembered

(left photo) Deputy Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Korea, Col. Douglas O. Fegenbush, Jr., (second from right) participates in a wreath laying ceremony at sea to commemorate the 59th anniversary
of the Incheon Landing. (right photo) Col. Fegenbush places a wreath at the Gen. Douglas MacArthur statue in Incheon. Lt. Gen. Hong Hee Lee, Commandant, Republic of Korea Marine Corps, Incheon City
representatives, and Korean War veterans groups were part of the ceremony. – U.S. Navy photos by Lt. Cmdr. Pamela S. Bou

Army Medical Research and Materiel Command funds orthopaedic clinical studies
ByTiffany Holloway
U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Public Affairs Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center.
The Carolinas Medical Center will serve as one of the core research centers for the
FORT DETRICK, Md. – U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Orthopaedic Consortium.
Extremity Trauma Research Program signed an $18.4M cooperative agreement with Johns He also said that his team feels honored to be allowed to work collaboratively with our military
Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Aug. 14. Twelve civilian medical centers and counterparts on issues that are critical to the care of the wounded warrior and too many of our
several military treatment centers will enroll patients in their trauma centers who have wounded civilian trauma patients. “This is likely to be one the most significant orthopaedic clinical research
extremities. opportunities of the last 50 years. It’s pretty exciting,” said Bosse.
“In order to improve practices and outcomes, a larger multi-center clinical trial is necessary “This unique study offers the opportunity to tackle a variety of problems common in the
because no one center is capable of enrolling enough patients”, said Josh Wenke, program manager military and civilian community” said Dr. Andrew Pollack, co-chair of the Consortium and
at U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. head of the Division of Orthopaedic Traumatology Department of Orthopaedics University of
“This agreement is important because before this, there was no funding for research like this. Maryland School of Medicine.
This consortium has the potential to change practices,” said Wenke. “We haven’t had sufficient funding for definitive studies on severe open extremities,” said
Eighty-two percent of Soldiers in battle have an extremity injury. This research will help medical Pollack. “The results of the trials to be conducted by the Consortium will give us better insight
personnel improve healing open traumatic bone defects, prevent musculoskeletal infection, prevent into the treatment of severe high energy lower extremities.”
heterotopic bone formation, improve standards of care with emphasis on tissue viability assessment “Military Orthopaedic Surgeons are challenged by often devastating extremity injuries,
and wound irrigation/debridement technologies, and repair massive muscle defects. more commonly seen on the battlefield amongst our Warriors. This Consortium enables
“The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is very pleased to be working closely military surgeons, with these challenges and unique internal perspective to partner with our
with DOD to establish the OETRP Consortium,” said Ellen J. MacKenzie, Fred and Julie Soper civilian colleagues to capitalize on their expertise and impressive ability to unite such a powerful
professor & chair Department of Health Policy and Management Johns Hopkins Bloomberg collaborative consortium. This is indeed a thrilling cooperation,” said Col. James Ficke, chairman,
School of Public Health. Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, San Antonio Military Medical Center, and
The Bloomberg School of Public Health will serve as the Data Coordinating Center for the senior Orthopaedic consultant.
Consortium. Wenke said future efforts include securing more funding to increase the number of participating
“In this role we will provide overall leadership in the design and analysis of the clinical trials centers and expand the scope of the effort. This will also include rehabilitation program.
conducted by the consortium. We will also coordinate data collection across the clinical centers “A lot of people came together to do something great,” said Wenke.
and make sure the data collected are of the highest quality,” said MacKenzie. The twelve core clinical centers currently participating in the Consortium include: Boston
Large, multi-center, randomized clinical trials have the best chance of being able to change University Medical Center, The Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Carolinas Medical Center, Denver
practice and improve outcome of injured Warriors. The trials to be conducted by the Consortium Health and Hospital Authority, OrthoIndy and the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital, Orthopaedic
will include patient follow-up for up to two years after the injury and include measures of both Associates of Michigan, The Orthopaedic Trauma Institute at the University of California at San
functional and quality of life outcome as well as clinical outcome. Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital, The University of Maryland Medical Systems R Adams
“We can find the best way to treat our patients,” said Wenke. Cowley Shock Trauma Center, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, The University of
“Results will be used to develop clinical guidelines that will assist the surgeon and the patients Texas Southwestern Medical Center, The University of Washington Harborview Medical Center,
formulate a good treatment plan. The initial results will also be considered as the “baseline” and and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
future technologies will be compared to the baseline to determine possible changes in care,” For more information about the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, visit
said Dr. Michael Bosse, the chair of the Consortium and director of Clinical Research for the
SEPTEMBER 18, 2009

Soldiers and units rise to the occasion during competition

By Spc. Julien Policape Robinson said he was at a loss for words
501st Signal Company, 36th Signal Battalion after hearing him sing.
“It was like we were listening to someone
HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Life as singing in a music studio,” Robinson said.
a Soldier can be hectic and stressful at times “He could really sing, he definitely had
and it is great when Soldiers are able to do the talent to sing professionally,” Jones
positive and fun things outside of work. added.
Sometimes, off-duty Soldiers visit the local In traditional 501st Signal Company
clubs, take short trips or they work on a fashion, the unit came out to support for
talent they have such as singing. one of their own.
Recently, Humphreys Directorate of A majority of the unit’s Soldiers and
Family and Morale Welfare and Recreation Family Members came out to the contest to
hosted a Rising Star contest at the hear Martin sing. During her performance
Community Activity Center, here to find the crowd heard a regular “Stryke Hard!”
the garrison’s most-talented vocalist. yelled during the competition followed
The Rising Star contest allows Soldiers by a thunderous “Stryke Deep!!” the unit’s
to showcase their vocal talents in front of a motto.
crowd, as well as three judges. The top three The competition for most supportive
performers win cash prizes. Additionally, unit was very close throughout and came
judges award a cash prize of $300 to the down to a tie breaker between the 501st
most supportive unit (of a performer) in Signal Company and the 602nd Aviation
the audience. Support Battalion.
One of the singers who performed was In the end, 501st Signal Company lost
Spc. Lashonda “Nikki” Martin, of the 501st Spc. Lashonda Martin from the 501st Signal Company celebrates her second place finish in
the most-supportive unit award to the
Signal Company. Martin sang her rendition the Humphrey’s Rising Star competition hosted here recently at the Community Activity Center.
602nd ASB.
of “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys. —Courtesy photo
Even though 501st Signal didn’t win this
Martin has previous experience with Jawon Jones of the 501st Signal Company received by the audience, Martin didn’t portion of the competition they managed to
singing competitions to include placing “She really hit all of the notes correctly on a come away with the top prize—she took show support for their respective Soldiers,
first in a Rising Star contest at her last duty song that is very vocally challenging.” the second prize of $250. especially Martin, who said she appreciated
assignment in Fort Huachuca, Ariz. She also Another 501st Signal Company Soldier Staff Sgt. Michel Gordon, from A their efforts and the support they gave her
auditioned for the “American Idol” television enjoyed Martin’s performance. Company, 304th Integrated Theater Signal during her performance.
show. Martin has also performed during “Spc. Martin was great. I could tell Battalion, won first place in the completion “I had great support from my company
many unit functions singing the national from the moment she started singing that and took home a $500 prize. which made me feel warm and fuzzy inside
anthem and other popular selections. she definitely had a special talent,” added Gordon’s performance garnered the to see so many of my peers showing support
Audience members seemed to enjoy Spc. Daniel Robinson of the 501st Signal respect of spectators who traditionally don’t for me,” she said.
Martin’s performance. Company. listen to country music and who were blown “I had fun and it was a good learning
“Spc. Martin was outstanding,” said Spc. Even though her performance was well away with his voice and natural talent. experience.”

Humphreys’ Education center offers something for just about everyone

By Lori Yerdon
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs American College Tests or ACT are also
available and people interested should call
HUMPHEYS GARRISON — Soldiers, to set up an appointment.
Family Members, Retirees here are all Within the education center there is
eligible to take advantage of the services the a multi-learning facility with computers
Humphreys’ Education Center offers. available for self-development activities.
The education center on a military Even dependents are eligible to take
installation is sometimes synonymous with courses at the education center. Academically
college classes and Humphreys is not an gifted high school seniors may enroll in
exception as three colleges offer classes for freshman-level courses with UMUC while
students. finishing work toward their diploma.
“Three colleges are contracted to provide Quigley says recently he has seen in
classes to our Soldiers and the community increase in the number of people using the
– Central Texas College, they offer an services at the center.
associate’s degree program, University “During the third quarter of this year we
of Maryland University College – Asia had over 3,100 people come into the multi-
has a bachelor’s degree program and the learning facility,” Quigley said. “We also
University of Phoenix has the graduate had approximately 700 college enrollments,
and master’s degree contract,” said Joseph Pfc. Richard Patterson assigned to the 557th Military Police Company receives information distance learning and face-to-face classes, for
Quigley, the education service specialist at from Hyunju Campbell on services the Humphreys’ Education Center has to offer. For more the past term.”
the Humphreys Education center. information, call 753-8901. — U.S. Army photo by Lori Yerdon Realizing many factors affect a Soldiers’
Beginning this month, Quigley said the ability to take classes such as duty and
University of Phoenix will start a Master a career advancement account which is selections and to answer questions. field schedules, command approval and
of Business Administration program here $6,000 that they can out toward college In addition to college services and individual motivation, Quigley offers a
too. tuition,” he said. counseling, the education center offers challenge to Soldiers.
The education center offers five, eight Quigley said many Soldiers may be closer testing for Soldiers including the Test of “My standing challenge to active duty
week terms during the year and Quigley to a degree than they think. Adult Basic Education or TABE, College Army Soldiers is they can leave Korea
said any member of the community can “There’s an American Council on Level Examination Program or CLEP, and with an associate’s degree after one year,”
attend class. Education Registry Transcript System or the General Education Development or Quigley said. “They can CLEP 30 hours,
Individuals interested in attending AARTS transcript which captures military GED tests, and provides support services to which is basically the freshman year, and, if
college may think they can’t afford it but training and once a school evaluates that Soldiers and their adult Family Members in they take two classes during each of the five
there are many different financial options transcript, the (military) training may be academic, vocational and technical, Military terms, they have earned enough credits for
for Soldiers and spouses. worth college credits,” he said. Occupational Skill or MOS, distance an associate’s—for free!”
“Soldiers get tuition assistance which Counselors are available to guide learning and career information areas, For more information on the services the
is $4,500 a year and spouses now can go prospective and current students on their including the Read-to-Lead program. education center offers to the community
to and apply for educational future, help with course Scholastic Aptitude Tests or SAT and call 753-8901 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

News & Notes Suicide Prevention

Humphreys’ Job Fair No Stigma: Seeking help from others does not equate to weakness
USAG-Humphreys’ Army Community Service
By Carolyn McPherson-Dewey
is hosting a Job Fair Sept. 24 from 10 a.m.
– 2 p.m. at the Super gym. Come check out USAG-Humphreys Risk Reduction Program
what the local community of employment has Coordinator
to offer – GS, NAF, contractors and off post
employment opportunities. Call 753-8321 or Editor’s note - this story is the second in a two-
753-8401 for more information about the fair or part series
if you’re an employer interested in setting up
can you identify someone who may be at
The 2009 U.S. Army Soldier Show
risk for suicide? You should be willing to
Lights! Camera! Action! is this year’s theme
for the 2009 Soldier show. Check out the free listen and observe.
show Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in Hangar 1029 (near Individuals with increased suicide risk are
the Main Post chapel) open to all USFK ID card likely to be feeling overwhelmed, sad or a
holders. For more information, call 754-5875. sense of emptiness. They no longer finding
pleasure doing the things they enjoyed in
Joint Services Blood Drive the past. They become withdrawn, suffer
Eligible donors are invited to support the Joint changes in appetite, sudden weight gain or September is designated as Suicide Prevention Month, an event designed to raise awareness
Services Blood Drive Sept. 24 from 8:00 a.m. loss, difficulty sleeping, giving away prized about suicide and suicidal behaviors. The Army is committed to strengthening the well being
– 2:30 p.m. at the Humphreys’ Community of each member of the community and encourages Soldiers to seek help when needed to
possessions, preoccupied with death or
Activity Center and Sept. 28 from 8:00 a.m. – overcome difficulties. For more information on suicide prevention, individuals may contact their
2:30 p.m. at the Yongsan Collier Field House. dying and make statements such as “I can’t
go on any longer” or simply stating “I want unit Chaplain, a mental health professional or Military One Source, www.militaryonesource.
Blood collected provides support to military
to die.” com. — Courtesy U.S. Army photo
hospitals for Soldiers and their Family Members,
readiness requirements to support rapidly Keep in mind that many people who are Leaders have a responsibility to promote have either lost confidence that you can help
deploying units and operational requirements depressed and may be contemplating suicide health, fitness and mission readiness. They them or concluded that you do not care.”
to support activities such as Operation Iraqi try to hide their depression because they should ensure Soldiers receive suicide Show your Soldiers that you care enough
Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. don’t want to be thought of as weak. This prevention training; they should know to listen to their issues and refer them to the
For more information, call 753-3635. attitude is common in the military because their Soldiers and create an environment organizations that can meet their needs. One
Soldiers are perceived to be brave, strong where they feel safe talking to their chain suicide is too many and together we must
CFC Unit Coordinators Training
The Combined Federal Campaign Mandatory and able to handle any situation. of command about personal issues. provide hope and help for our Soldiers now
Training for Unit Coordinators and key There is no weakness in seeking help; Retired Army Gen. Colin Powel, former and into the future.
persons will take place in Bldg. 544, third Army leadership has worked diligently to Secretary of State and chairman of the Joint For more information on suicide
floor briefing room, 9 a.m., Sept. 23. For more eradicate the stigma once associated with Chiefs of Staff, echoes that sentiment. prevention or if there is someone who
information please contact Suzanne Castillo, seeking mental health. Early identification “The day Soldiers stop bringing you needs help, individuals may contact their
CFC Community Area Project Officer, Military of at-risk individuals and timely intervention their personal problems is the day you have unit Chaplain, a mental health professional
Personnel Division, at 753-7327. may help to prevent most suicides. stopped leading them,” Powell said. “They and Military One Source.
Changes to Humphreys After Hours Clinic
Humphreys’ clinic has modified the operations
of the After Hours clinic. From 8:00 a.m. until
4:30 p.m., the After Hours clinic is considered an American hero speaks to 4-2 Aviation Brigade spouses
Acute Care Clinic. In effort to minimize patient Commentary by Sarah Dobson
wait time, individuals can call 737-CARE(2273) USAG-Humphreys MWR Marketing
from 8 – 10 a.m. to make an acute or same-
day appointment. Individuals can continue to
call 119 or 02-1339 for off-post emergencies
or 0505-753-7911 or 031-690-7911 for on-post H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N —
emergencies. All 2nd CAB Soldiers and Family Spouses of 4-2 Aviation Brigade Soldiers
Members will continue their usual process, recently heard about one of the fears they
unless there’s an emergency. face when their loved one is in combat – fear
of capture – when Chief Warrant Officer
New DES Headquarters David Williams related his experiences as
USAG-Humphreys Directorate of Emergency Prisoner of War of the Iraqi Army and the
Services has moved to building S481. For on-
impact it had on his family.
post emergencies, dial 0505-753-7911. The
MP Desk number has changed to 753-3111
Williams’ Apache helicopter fondly
and 753-3112. For fire emergencies, call 753- named “Damaged Goods” went down in
6173. Karbala, 60 miles southwest of Baghdad
on March 23, 2003, while on a mission in
Humphreys Construction Update support of coalition ground troops.
From August 2009 to January 2010, “I look at my experience as a huge Chief Warrant Officer David Williams shared his experiences as a Prisoner of War and the
Department of Public Works will have a project accident investigation…there were all these impact it had on his family with Spouses from 4-2 recently. Williams’ Apache helicopter went
in progress along Freedom Road. The work little indicators that led up to the tragic down in Iraq March 23, 2003 and he was held in captivity for 24 days.. — U.S. Army photo by
area will consist of the Freedom Road area from
event,” Williams said. Sarah Dobson
the CPX Road to the intersection of Freedom
Road and Mac Arthur Road. Work will consist
His wife, also an Army pilot at the time,
woke up to an early-morning phone call When asked what he takes from this How would you handle this situation? I try
of resurfacing of the entire roadway and a new
from her mother saying that she saw a news experience and how he shares it with to instill that everyone is valuable and we
sidewalk for pedestrian safety. The project will
last approximately 160 days. report that a helicopter from 4th Brigade, others he answered “it depends on who I need to learn from previous experiences
We would like to advise everyone to please 1st Cavalry Division, based in Fort Hood, am speaking to. When speaking to groups and adapt in order to have successful future
use caution when traveling in this area and to Texas had gone down in Iraq and believed such as yourselves, I try and emphasize combat missions.”
pay close attention to the traffic controls and that it was Dave’s. Williams was listed as ‘insulate not isolate’. When you are within Williams will soon complete his forth
flagman for directions. “Duty Status – Whereabouts Unknown” a unit that is your family, and you should all tour in Korea and depart for his next
and his wife’s worst nightmare became a come together as a family even though you assignment at Fort Rucker, Ala. where he
We want your stories! may disagree with each other – just like we will attend the Fixed Wing pilot’s course.
We want to publish your stories and photos in
Williams was held in captivity for 24 days (Soldiers) do in combat situations. Following his training at Rucker he’ll head
the Morning Calm Weekly and on the USAG-
and when he spoke of his interrogations he “When I speak to Soldiers I discuss to Fort Bliss, Texas.
Humphreys Command Channel, Flickr’ site and
Facebook. recalled thinking of his children. mission planning and how things don’t Williams will continue to serve his
Please call the Humphreys’ Public Affairs “I didn’t want my children to grow up always go as planned. For instance, here in country as an aviator and through public
Office at 754-6132 for more information or send remembering me through a picture and not Korea we fly, rehearse and come back home. speaking by sharing how the Code of
submissions for consideration to lori.yerdon@ have the opportunity to really know who But, what is going to happen when you send Conduct played a part in maintaining his their daddy was,” said Williams. up (Apache) 64’s and some don’t come back? personal honor and strength.

Combined Federal Campaign season set to start Oct. 5

By Lori Yerdon the largest and most successful (annual
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs workplace charity) program in existence.
This fundraising offers more ways to give
HUMPHREYS GARRISON — The and allows the opportunity for contributions
theme of this year’s Combined Federal to be handled securely and with care to
Campaign is ‘Make a World of Difference’; the charities that the contributors choose.
Suzanne Castillo, the Area III CFC CFC was established by President Kennedy
Community Area Project Officer, recently exclusively for Federal employees, though the
answered a few questions about this year’s campaign allows everyone to contribute.
campaign. 5. Is there anything else you’d like to add
1. Why do you think this year’s theme is about this year’s campaign?
important and approximately how many For those who prefer giving back to
organizations are there to choose from if people their local community, contributors can
want to donate? donate funds to the Family and Services
The theme for this year’s Combined Youth Program or FSYP and 100 percent
Federal Campaign is ‘Make a World of of those contributions come back to USAG
Difference’ and it’s important we get across Humphreys. The success of this campaign
the message that every contribution, no isn’t measured by the dollar amount of
matter the amount or to which charity it contributions but by the participation of
goes, makes a world of a difference to those the local community. I hope everyone in
benefitting from those charities. There are the Humphreys community can dig down
over 2,300 national and international charity deep and donate any amount to any charity.
programs individuals can choose from. Contributions through the CFC enabled
2. How can people contribute and who is the Salvation Army and Red Cross to serve
eligible to contribute? 20,000 meals through its ‘Honk and Holler’
Everyone can contribute! For more program in Kansas City, Mo. and Swope
information on CFC, individuals can Parkway Health Center provided outreach
contact their unit representative, the Area services for 6,777 different homeless
III Community Area Project Officer at 753- people last year which included drug and
7327 or e-mail alcohol counseling, medical care, financial
3. What do you want people reading this counseling and help finding temporary
article to know about the Combined Federal shelter.
Campaign? The CFC season runs from Oct. 5
This is an incredible opportunity to make through Dec. 4. All U.S. Government The theme for this year’s Combined Federal Campaign is ‘Make a World of Difference.’ Area III
a difference in someone’s life. personnel serving overseas, Family Members CFC Community Area Project Officer Suzanne Castillo (right) says everyone can contribute to
4. Is the CFC is a Department of Defense- and contractors are eligible to participate. this year’s campaign. For more information, individuals can contact their unit representative, the
wide program? When was it established? For more information about how to Area III Community Area Project Officer at 753-7327 or e-mail Also
Combined Federal Campaign is contribute, call 753-7327. shown is Kieshia Caro. — U.S. Army photo by Lori Yerdon

Children honored during ‘Day for Kids’ celebration at Humphreys

HUMPHREYS GARRISON – Humphreys Garrison, along with many other military installations and communities around the world, celebrated the joys of being kids during the eighth-annual Boys
and Girls Club of America Day for Kids. The Day for Kids is an initiative to reinforce parent, community member and leaders’ commitment to the well-being of the youth in communities. The BGCA
began the Day for Kids in 2001 as a way for parents to remind children how special they are and to give kids a day just for them. Every September, the BGCA sets aside one day to celebrate
children everywhere; this year’s event drew about 500 kids and adults to Independence Park here. The USAG-Humphreys Child, Youth and School Services sponsored this year’s BGCA Day.
There was a dance performance from the Korean American Youth Alliance or KAYA, a Tae Kwon Do demonstration, inflatable games, barbeque, face painting, raffles and more. David W. Frodsham,
Deputy to the Garrison Commander and Joseph Jacks, Area III School Liaison Officer presented the BGCA Day for Kid’s Proclamation on behalf of garrison commander Col. Joseph Moore.
— U.S. Army photos by Lori Yerdon

USAG Daegu chosen as ACOE finalist

Fire Safety
USAG Daegu has the chance to add another flag to their collection, as an ACOE finalist. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Lee, Dodam
in the Kitchen
By Philip Molter Institute of Standards and Technology. as finalists from the IMCOM Korea Watch What You Heat
USAG-Daegu Public Affairs Officer This marks the second consecutive year region. Each garrison will be visited by an The leading cause of fires in the
that USAG Daegu has been chosen as a IMCOM team sometime between now kitchen is unattended cooking.
Installation Management Command finalist. The Garrison went on to win a and the end of November as the next part Stay in the kitchen when you are
(IMCOM) announced Saturday that U.S. Bronze ACOE Award for 2009, which was of the ACOE award selection process. frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you
Army Garrison (USAG) Daegu has once presented to garrison leaders in a ceremony The team will conduct interviews to leave the kitchen for even a short period
again been chosen as a finalist for the Army at the Pentagon May 5. verify organizational strengths and clarify of time, turn off the stove.
Communities of Excellence (ACOE) Medal “This is a true indication of the intense opportunities for improvement against If you are simmering, baking,
Award. hard work the entire Garrison puts into the 2009-2010 Baldridge criteria for roasting, or boiling food, check it
The ACOE award annually honors the making Daegu a Community of Excellence,” performance excellence. regularly, remain in the home while food
top Army, National Guard, and Reserve said USAG Daegu Commander Col. Terry The USAG Daegu team of nearly 11,000 is cooking, and use a timer to remind you
installations that have achieved levels Hodges. “The mere fact of being chosen Service Members, Civilians, contractors, that you’re cooking.
of excellence in building a high quality as one of the eight finalists, of almost 200 Korean National (KN) employees and Stay alert! To prevent cooking fires,
environment, outstanding facilities and garrisons in the Army, means that USAG Family Members work and live on Camp you have to be alert. You won’t be if you
superior services, based on standards set Daegu is a community of choice for Soldiers, Walker, Camp Henry and Camp George are sleepy, have been drinking alcohol,
annually by the National Malcolm Baldridge Civilians and family members , not only in in Daegu, Camp Carroll in Waegwan, and or have taken medicine that makes you
Quality Program Criteria for Performance Korea, but worldwide.” Camp Hialeah, Pier 8 and the Busan Storage drowsy.
Excellence, published by the National USAG Daegu joins USAG Yongsan Facility in Busan. If a fire should occur, suffocate it with

Patriot’s Day of Prayer & Remembrance

a pot/pan lid or a cookie sheet or close
the oven door.
Keep Things That Can Catch Fire and
Heat Sources Apart.
By Cpl. Lee, Dodam opened the event followed by 19th ESC have paid the autumn sacrifice, our wounded Keep anything that can catch fire—
USAG-Daegu Public Affairs Command Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Mackberth warriors and the families who have given so potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils,
E. Williams. much since 9-11. paper or plastic bags, food packaging,
CAMP CAROLL — On Sept. 11, A video presentation recognized the tragic “Today we’ll recognize a day as a Nation towels, or curtains—away from your
2001, nineteen hijackers took control of incident and offered a fervent prayer. Special that we’ll never forget. Sept 11th or 9-11 stovetop.
four commercial airliners and changed our guests Genie Lee and Steve Moon sang ‘You will be a day where all eyes and hearts Keep the stovetop, burners, and oven
lives forever. It has been eight years, and to raise me up’, which includes a message that will be focused on a field in Shanksville, clean.
remember the people who lost their lives God is always with us to protect us. Pennsylvania; to New York City where the Choose the Right Equipment and
that day Camp Carroll held a remembrance The day’s featured speaker was 19th ESC Twin Towers once made up its skyline and Use it Properly.
ceremony at Crown Jewel Fitness Center, Command Sergeant Major, Command. Sgt. to a wall on the West side of the Pentagon Always use cooking equipment tested
Sept. 11 at 11:30 a.m. Maj. Brian S. Connie. He conveyed several – between corridors 4 and 5,” said Connie. and approved by a recognized testing
Soldiers and civilians from Chilgok messages including basic background of the “There will be many mixed emotions facility.
community attended this event to pray attack, how he reacted when he first heard expressed in just as many ways. Somewhere Follow manufacturers’ instructions
for peace. 501st Special Troops Battalion about the incident, how it affects our world and code requirements when installing
Commander Lt. Col. Kimberly L. Darby and how we should not forget the many who — See REMEMBRANCE on Page 28— and operating cooking equipment.
Plug microwave ovens and other
cooking appliances directly into an
outlet. Never use an extension cord for
a cooking appliance, as it can overload
the circuit and cause a fire.
Avoid grease build-up in the kitchen
and on appliances. Cooking fires are
common. Do not leave food cooking on
stovetops unattended.
For More Information, contact the
Fire Prevention Office in your area:
Daegu area 768-7867, Carroll area 765-
8355, Busan area 763-7569.
Report ALL fires by calling 9-1-1 or

Soldiers and civilians from Chilgok community attended Patriot’s Day of Prayer & Remembrance ceremony to pray for peace for who
have paid the autumn sacrifce and the families who have given since 9-11. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Lee, Dodam

t News & Notes

Carroll Gym Closure
Aiyah! Taekwondo training for Soldiers
By Cpl. Park, Kyung-rock
Camp Carroll Jewel Fitness Center is
USAG-Daegu Public Affairs
planning on gym closure due to annual
floors maintenance which is scheduled
The roar of ‘Aiyah!’ spreads out through
from Sept. 14 through Oct. 2 2009.
Area IV once a week during physical training
For more information contact Sports,
time. The Area IV Republic of Korea Army
Fitness & Aquatics Director Modest.
Support Group conducts Taekwondo
C. Algarin at 765-8118.
training, instructed by KATUSAs to U.S.
Pet Fair Soldiers of each unit. In Area IV, 17 units are
Camp Walker will be hosting an Annual scheduled to conduct Taekwondo training
Pet fair for the Area IV community weekly during morning PT time starting
Sept. 19. It will be located at the this month. Some units have already begun
Camp George C pavilion and adjacent the training.
area from 1-4 p.m.. We will be doing a “The main purpose of Taekwondo training
cookout, dog contest (ugliest, smallest, is not only to help both KATUSA and U.S.
biggest and best costume), dog demo, Soldiers build up strong mental and physical
pet first aid, free giveaways, raffles strength but also to promote cultural
and lots of information for pet owners. exchanges,” said U.S. Army Garrison (USAG)
Daegu ROKA Support Officer, Capt. Jung-
Building Convert hoon Lee. “Since Taekwondo is a Korean HHC, USAG Daegu conducts Taekwondo training during PT exercise, Sept. 15 — U.S.
USAG Daegu will convert buildings 330 national martial art based on the elements of Army photo by Cpl. Park, Kyung-rock
and 338 on Camp Walker, respectively Korean history and used by the ROK Army as
an empty UPH and the DFAS, into a part of military training, it would be a great Co. (HHC), USAG Daegu Taekwondo enthusiastically participated in this training,
new High School, grades 9-12, which opportunity for U.S. Soldiers to understand instructor, Pfc. Seung-tae Bae. “Even though according to Spc. Aggrey E. Benn.
will open for school year 2011-12. The Korean culture through Taekwondo.” I am not a professional instructor, I will do “I feel really proud of both KATUSA and
new school will increase the capacity The KATUSA instructors were selected my best with Taekwondo spirit like full of U.S. Soldiers trying hard to teach and learn
of USAG Daegu schools by some 500 through qualification among the black self-confidence.” Taekwondo and I am sure that Taekwondo
students. Daegu American School on belt holders. They went through instructor HHC, USAG Daegu conducted its first training will reinforce strong ties between
Camp George will remain in operation education in order to enhance their ability Taekwondo training during morning PT, U.S. and KATUSA Soldiers.” said Lee. “I
as a K-8 school to instruct Taekwondo in English. Sept. 15. KATUSA instructors introduced hope that U.S. Soldiers keep good memories
“I’ve practiced a lot by myself to teach the fundamentals of Taekwondo and of Korea and KATUSA Soldiers when they
Camp Carroll Gate #2 Closure Taekwondo to my unit Soldiers in an effective demonstrated the basic positions, such as go back to the Unites States through this
Effective Sept. 15, Gate 2, Camp way,” said Headquarters & Headquarter bow, attention and ready. U.S. Soldiers training.”
Carroll will close for Force Protection
upgrades. This gate is expected to
remained closed until April 2010. All
traffic will need to proceed through
I’m that guy?
Gate 1 or Gate 4, Camp Carroll. We If you think you have a problem with
apologize for any inconvenience that alcohol, getting help is an important first
this may cause. Thank you for your step.
understanding. DES POC: Mr Nelson, How do I know if I need help?
at 764-4106 or 010-9261-2006, or If you think you might have a problem,
email: ask yourself the following questions:
mil or Mr McQuerry, at 764-4167 or 1. Have you ever felt you should cut
010-4512-5996, or email: stephen. back on your drinking? 2. Does your drinking ever make you
late for work?
Coffee House 3. Do you ever forget what you did
Come to Camp Carroll Chapel Annex while you were drinking?
building #904. Food and drinks will be 4. Do you ever drink after telling
served along with coffee, tea. Video, yourself you won’t?
board games, movies and music. 5. Have people annoyed you by
A great place just to relax! Every criticizing your drinking?
friday it opens at 6:00 p.m. For more 6. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about
information please contact Chaplain your drinking?
Graham at 765-8581/8606. 7. Have you ever had a drink first thing
in the morning to steady your nerves or get
Club Beyond rid of a hangover?
Club Beyond meets every Wednesday If you answered “yes” once it’s possible
at 6:30 p.m. at Daegu American you may have a problem. More than one
School (MPR & Band Room). Music, “yes” means it is highly likely that there’s
mixer, meal and a message for a problem.
all teens in grade 7-12. For more
information please contact Latasha
McCoy at 010-9407-0134 or lmccoy@
Find treatment
We Want Your Stories
If you want to advertise any events or Check out these additional resources for
information for the Area IV community more information, advice and support:
in the Morning Calm Weekly, please U.S. Army
send an e-mail to Cpl. Park Kyung- For more information about the US Support, information and services for
rock, Army substance abuse program visit National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and alcoholics and their families
or 768-8070 for Camp Walker, Henry the Army Center for Substance Abuse Drug Information One-stop resource for Al-Anon/Alateen
and George and contact Cpl. Lee Programs (ACSAP website at www.acsap. information and free materials on substance Support for families and friends of
Dodam, abuse prevention and treatment www. alcoholics
for Camp Carroll. For specific substance abuse program Source: National Institute on Alcohol
questions please contact ACSAP at Alcoholics Anonymous Abuse and Alcoholism
SEPTEMBER 18, 2009

From the Bench IV

By Phil Molter means those teams are vulnerable. It just
USAG-Daegu Public Affairs Officer means they were good enough to dodge
the first game bullet. I would still consider
I have been sitting here thinking of how the Patriots and Chargers right up there
to spin my column this week, and I finally with the Steelers and Colts at the top of
decided that I can start off by crowing! the AFC.
The first week of the NFL season was The bottom of the conference hasn’t
a rarity for your truly – namely, both the changed either, although Houston really
Jets and Giants won (my favorite AFC and took one on the chin from the Jets at home.
NFC teams) and both my fantasy teams Coming back at Tennessee won’t be easy
absolutely destroyed their opponents too. either, this team might have a long road
First the actual games. The Giants ahead of them. At least Jacksonville and
actually didn’t look all that great, but were the Titans also lost their first game.
able to pretty much handle the Washington In the National Conference, The Giants
Redskins. The Giants need to find a way and Eagles look to have the right stuff,
to punch the ball into the end zone, and but Philadelphia’s QB situation could
they will be tested by the Cowboys this be a mess with McNabb’s fractured ribs.
coming Sunday. Until somebody can slow them down, I
The Jets, meanwhile, looked surprisingly will remain a believer in the New Orleans
like a good defensive team, thanks to Saints. They face the Eagles this week but
new coach Rex Ryan. Quarterback Mark with McNabb out I don’t think they can
Sanchez was a pretty cool customer for a put up enough to stay with Brees & Co.
rookie in his first game (and away at that) NFC North teams Minnesota and
but I’ll hold judgment on him for a few Green Bay looked pretty good, the Packers
weeks, especially next Sunday against the at the expense of the Bears who lost Brian
Patriots. Urlacher and the heart of their defense for
The one notable fact from my fantasy the season. Detroit, well, they are still in
team victories this past weekend was that the running for the first draft pick next
one of them was facing the Vikings’ AP, year, although they might have to fight it
and I still won! Ok, maybe it wasn’t so out with St. Louis.
surprising since my QB (Brees) more than I said last week that I would pick games
covered AP’s scoring. starting week two, so here goes: Falcons
Some random observations from the rest over Panthers, Vikes over Lions, Packers Official U.S. Army File Photo
of week one. In the AFC, New England over Bengals, Titans over Houston, Chiefs
barely escaped with a win over Buffalo, (if Cassell is back) over Raiders, Patriots I’ll take the Bills, Seahawks, Steelers, E-mail your own picks, or comments,
mostly thanks to continued inept coaching and Jets pick ‘em, Saints over Eagles; Chargers, Broncos, Cowboys Sunday night or objections, to me by Tuesday at
by Dick Jauron. San Diego squeaked by Redskins over Rams, and the Jaguars at and Colts Monday night. Last week: No, and
Oakland as well. But don’t think this home over the Cardinals. In the late games, picks. Season: 0-0. make sure to put FTB in the subject line.

REMEMBRANCE from Page 25

in those expressions we will come on one So that means that the youngest person in was somehow a pilot got disoriented. As he “In closing I ask you to please take a
accord and unite as Americans! Where the the room would of have been at least 10 heard about the news he started to realize the moment to remember and never forget …
American spirit will bring us as one Nation yrs old on September 11, 2001. Surely old attack was actually very serious. “The reason for there are those who have not nor will not
and we all will shed a tear of joy in being what enough to recount your whereabouts at I wanted to share this with you is because forget you,” said Connie.
and who we are.” 8:46 on September 11, 2001. I would like when I was asked to be today’s guest speaker U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Deputy
Connie gave attendees a chance to look for everyone to take a few seconds to reflect it took me all of 30 seconds to recall my Garrison Commander, William E. Christman
at the timeline written on the paper handed on your whereabouts and how you were exact actions of the morning of September then presented a gift to Connie to express
out to help them understand background of informed of the heartrending events on 11, 2001. Here it is eight years later and I appreciation for his effort to make our
the incident. He then continued his speech. September 11, 2001,” said Connie. can recall my exact actions as if they occurred community better. Chaplain (Maj.) Edward
“I guess it’s safe to say that everyone in the He shared his story of the day with yesterday. It’s a day of my life I know I will I. Choi concluded the day’s event with his
audience is a least 18 yrs of age or close to. attendees. He first thought the incident never forget,” Connie added. final benediction.

AREA IV Job Opportunities

Camps Henry, Walker, George
KOEZ09739310 Program Support Assistant GS-7 USAG, DFMWR Sept. 18
KOFM09720868 Materials Handler WG-4 Commissary Sept. 21
KOEZ09742627OC Student Trainee YP-1 Commissary Dec. 31
Camps Carroll
KOEZ09767875 Supv Logistics Mgt Spec YC-2 AFSBN-NEA Sept. 28


Camps Henry, Walker, George
CF09-519 CYS Training Specialist NF-4 USAG, DFMWR, CYSS Sept. 18
KRNAFEZ09-017-K4 Operation Assistant NF-4 USAG, DFMWR, CRD Sept. 28
KRNAFEZ09-004-K4-R3 CYS Functional Tech Spec NF-4 USAG, DFMWR, CYSS Sept. 30

Camps Henry, Walker, George
09-1106 Financial Services Rep N/A USA Fed Credit Union Sept. 18
N/A F/T Human Resources N/A SERCO Until Filled
N/A P/T Human Resources N/A SERCO Until Filled
N/A P/T ACAP Counselor N/A SERCO Until Filled

For more information, contact Employment Readiness Program Manager, Steven Wegley at 768-7951