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December 18, 2009

Year of the NCO


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December 11, 2009 • Volume 8, Issue 10 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea http://imcom.korea.army.mil

Learn not to burn

To highlight fire safety this holiday season the Yongsan Garrison Fire Department utilized building T-1116 on Camp Coiner Tuesday morning to show just how easily a fire can
start and spread. In this scenario a newspaper is ignited by a space heater and quickly engulfs clothing left on a chair to dry. The other scene depicted what happens if a person
smoking in bed falls asleep and the cigarette comes in contact with the bedding. The building is scheduled for demolition this week and was equipped with smoke alarms that
clearly amplified their need, sounding well before smoke was even visible in the room. This training was documented by IMCOM Korea Region Public Affairs for use in a series
of Public Service Announcements to educate and raise awareness for fire safety at the holidays and year round. — U.S. Army photo by Slade Walters

GARRISONS OVERVIEW FEATURE


Region News
USAG-Red Cloud
P02
P05
Slim-Fast Recall
Bongeunsa Temple
P02
P03 Page 16
USAG-Casey
USAG-Yongsan
P05
P09
G1 Conference
Smallpox Study
P04
P13
Red Cloud Garrison
USAG-Humphreys
USAG-Daegu
P21
P25
Good Neighbors
Korean Page
P14
P30
Lights Up
NEWS • PAGE 2
http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM

The Morning Calm


Published by Installation Management
Command - Korea

Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. John Uberti


Do not consume Slim-Fast Ready-To-Drink
Public Affairs Officer/Editor: R. Slade Walters
Senior Editor: Dave Palmer 65th MEDCOM
USAG-RED CLOUD
Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson
YONGSAN GARRISON — USFK Veterinary Food Inspectors in conjunction with DSCP and the FDA have issued a DO NOT
Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson COMSUME recall on all Slim-Fast® Ready-To-Drink products in cans, regardless of flavor, Best-By date, lot code or UPC number, due to
CI Officer: James F. Cunningham the possibility of bacterial contamination.
USAG-YONGSAN Veterinary Food Inspectors have identified that facilities in all Areas on the Korean Peninsula stock the named products. Consumers/
Commander: Col. David W. Hall end users should return products to the facility in which the items were purchased for a refund. No other Slim-Fast® products are affected
Public Affairs Officer: Dan Thompson
Staff Writers: Sgt. Lee Min-hwi, Sgt. Choi Keun-woo,
by this recall.
Cpl. Hwang Joon-hyun, Pvt. Kim Hyung-joon Unilever United States, Inc., of Englewood Cliffs, NJ, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is conducting
USAG-HUMPHREYS
a nationwide voluntary recall of all Slim-Fast® ready-to-drink (RTD) products in cans, due to the possibility of contamination with Bacillus
Commander: Col. Joseph P. Moore cereus. The products are packaged in paperboard cartons and contain four, six or 12 steel cans that are 11 FL OZ (325 ml) each.
Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy Link for more information: https://www.dscp.dla.mil/subs/fso/alfood/alfood.asp
CI Officer: Lori Yerdon
Designer: Pvt. Baek Joon-woo

USAG-DAEGU
Commander: Col. Terry Hodges
Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter
CI Officer: Mary Grimes
Support Improves for Families With Special Needs
Staff Writers: Cpl. Park Kyung-rock, Cpl. Lee Do-dam By Elaine Wilson
Interns: Gu You-jin, Kang Hye-jin On a positive note, she said, changes are information pertaining to their child, from
American Forces Press Service
on the horizon. medications and allergies to doctors’ business
This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for
members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The The fiscal 2010 National Defense cards and receipts. It also can be used for special-
Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, WASHINGTON — Officials are working Authorization Act, signed by President Barack needs adults.
or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of De-
fense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of
to boost the resources and support the Defense Obama in October, mandates a standard “Imagine if you were a parent and one
this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM- Department’s Exceptional Family Member Program program to support military families with day you couldn’t take care of your child, [and]
Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500
provides to military families with special needs. special needs, establishes a Defense Department someone would have to step in and care for
Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way con- “Most people are aware of EFMP as a mandatory Office of Community Support for Military that child,” said Isabel Hodge, family support
nected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written enrollment program, but we’re working to raise Families with Special Needs and requires a program manager for the Pentagon’s Office of
contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The
civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. awareness of the family support we can provide,” comprehensive policy on support to families. Military Community and Family Policy. “This
The appearance of advertising in this publication, including said Rebecca Posante, communications director While changes lie ahead, Posante said, she gives them what they need to know. It’s a set of
inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement
by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or ser-
for the Pentagon’s Office of Military Community is working in the meantime to put the resources instructions.”
vices advertised. Everything advertised in this publication and Family Policy. in place to ensure success. “It’s not your official medical record,”
shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage
without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin,
Military families with special needs are asked Last month, the department sponsored its Posante added. “But it’s something you can
age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, to enroll in the program so their requirements can first joint exceptional family member support take with you as you move [or go] to different
or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or be taken into consideration for future assignments. conference in Jacksonville, Fla. Posante said the appointments. You can take it with you and
patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity
policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse Parents with a child with major medical needs, conference was a definite success, and that she share with doctors to aid in care.”
to print advertising from that source until the violation is for instance, are stationed at an installation near a equipped family support personnel with tools Posante also urges parents of special-needs
corrected.
hospital that can accommodate those needs. they “could take back and use on Monday.” family members to take advantage of Military
Oriental Press President: Charles Chong “The program is to prevent you from getting in Posante noted these same tools also are OneSource’s specialty consultations for adult
Commercial Advertising
Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253
a situation where your family can’t get appropriate offered online for families. and special needs children by calling 1-800-
Fax: (02) 790-5795 care,” Posante said. “Your asthma may be controlled A Parent ToolKit, available on the Military 342-9647.
E-mail: oppress@kornet.net here, but not at a place overseas. You might not OneSource site, offers information and resources With the program’s new legislation and
Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758
Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post know that and unknowingly be put in a life- to aid parents of special-needs children, taking resources, Posante said, she hopes families
threatening situation. The goal is to protect the them from birth to 21 years old. It includes a will remember to associate the Exceptional
SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS:
Phone: DSN 738-4068
family.” list of support organizations, sample forms and Family Member Program with more than just
E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil While the assignment component is standard letters, and other resources. assignments. She wants them to equate the
throughout the services, each branch offers a To supplement the toolkit, Military program with family support.
varying level of family support, and the resultant Homefront offers hundreds of resources online, “Enrollment is for your protection. This
family services are inconsistent at best, Posante listed by state, that parents can use to pinpoint is a big benefit to our families,” she said. “But
Visit us online acknowledged. For instance, some bases have one a local program. we also can help support your family. Seek out
program specialist and others have up to seven. The Special Care Organizational Record for your EFMP coordinator at your family center;
The Morning Calm “The Marine Corps and Army have plussed up Children With Special Health Care Needs, also that person knows the area; they can get you the
imcom.korea.army.mil their programs, but it really depends on the passion available on Military OneSource, is a binder right information. We want our families to know
and the staffing at the installations,” Posante said. where parents can store all health care-related [that] we know the system, and we can help.”

Retiree Corner:
Extending the Life of Service Retiree Newsletters
By Jack Terwiel
and surviving spouses who lack a computer and who may not
Military Retiree Assistance Office
have the ability or desire to learn how to use one. To these
In September, the Air Force printed, published and mailed members of our community, a hard-copy newsletter may be
its retiree newsletter, the Afterburner, after three years without the only way they get the news that’s important to all of us.
Submitting to
a hardcopy version being produced. Budget problems left If you use a computer, you can help to extend the life of
The Morning Calm Weekly the Air Force retirees with only an electronic version of the your service’s newsletter by cancelling the paper version and
Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, newsletter. opting for the e-mail version if that’s available. That will save
story submissions and other items: As explained in the Afterburner, “Special funding was granted the limited funds to continue producing a reasonable number
MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil.
to provide news and information to our retirees and surviving of hard-copy newsletters for those who really need them.
For all submitted items include a point of con- spouses, and also to urge those with computer access to forego Locally, the e-mail newsletter Still Serving in Korea is
tact name and telephone number. All items are a hard-copy version to save money.” It’s important for retirees produced monthly and is sent to retirees only in the e-mail
subject to editing for content and to insure they to understand that budget problems could affect the ability of version. It is available in a printable version via the ‘Archives:
conform with DoD guidelines.
all services to provide hundreds of thousands of hard-copies HTML/Txt’ at http://www.rao-osan.com. If you have computer
IMCOM-K Public Affairs of their newsletters to all retirees and survivors. access and know a non-computer retiree or widow(er),
and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located One of the distinguishing characteristics of military service is why not print a newsletter for him/her. A Korean-language
at IMCOM-K, Yongsan Garrison. the development of teamwork. It’s time to apply the teamwork newsletter for Korean widows is printed and mailed to about
For information, call 738-4065.
principle to saving the newsletter. There are a number of retirees 175 widows.
DECEMBER 11, 2009 NEWS NEWS • PAGE 3
http://imcom.korea.army.mil

MP Blotter
The following entries were excerpted
from the military police blotters.
These entries may be incomplete and
do not imply guilt or innocence.

USAG Red Cloud: Simple Arson;


Failure to Obey Lawful Order; Drunk
and Disorderly; Underage Drinking;
Subject #1 and Subject #2 exited a
barracks room when Subject #1 burned
the name tag on the door. Subject #1
and Subject #2 proceeded to the
second floor, where Subject #1 burned
the tag on the dayroom, at which time
the fire alarm was activated. Subject
#1 and Subject #2 then fled the scene,
which was observed by Witness #1.
Witness #1 ordered Subject #1 and
Subject #2 to stop, which they refused
and continued out the emergency
exit in an unknown direction. On
Dec. 2, Witness #1 notified the PMO
that Subject #1 and Subject #2 were
responsible for the fire. On 03 DEC
09, Subject #1 and Subject #2 reported
to the PMO where Subject #1 was
advised of Subject #1’s legal rights,
which Subject #1 waived rendering
a written sworn statement admitting
to the offense and Subject #2 was
advised of Subject #2’s legal rights,
which Subject #2 invoked. Estimated
cost of damage is unknown. This is
a final report.

USAG Yongsan: Assault; Failure to


Pay Just Debt; Unknown subject, after
having ridden in Victim #1’s taxi, exited
without paying the fare. Victim #1
exited the cab confronting the unknown
subject asking for the fare, at which
time the unknown subject struck Victim
#1 in the face with a closed fist. The Bongeunsa is a Buddhist temple in the Gangnam-gu district of Seoul located across the street from the COEX Mall. It was first founded in 794 during
unknown subject then fled the scene. the reign of King Wonseong by the monk Yeon-hoe, then the highest ranking monk of the Silla Dynasty. It was originally named Kyongseoungsa
Victim #1 sustained injuries consisting and is on the slope of Sudo Mountain. Surrounded by the city it is amazingly peaceful and beautiful. — Photo courtesy of Dave Palmer
of a cut to the lip. Victim #1 declined
medical treatment. Investigation
continues by Military Police. SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities
USAG Yongsan: Traffic Accident
Without Injuries; Damage to Private
Property; Fleeing the Scene of a Traffic
Accident; Unknown person(s), operating Korean-American Friendship Holiday Concert Royal tomb sites are picturesque and places to relax and eating. In Insadong a mound of hardened honey and
an unknown vehicle, struck Victim #1’s Eighth Army presents a free concert for all escape from the bustle of the city. malt is kneaded and stretched into 16,384 strands that
privately owned vehicle, which was U.S. Servicemembers, Family and friends. The look like a thin, white skein of glossy silk. Kkultarae,
legally parked and unattended, and
fled the scene. Damages to Victim performance will be held at the world class venue Mountain Trout Ice Festival meaning honey skein, is filled with a mixture of ten
#1’s vehicle consisted of cracks to the Seoul Arts Center on Dec. 13 at 2:30 p.m. Free The Hwacheon Sancheoneo (Mountain Trout) Ice Festival ingredients such as almonds, walnuts, pine nuts,
left rear bumper. A search of the area round-trip transportation is also be provided but will be taking place Jan. 9-31, 2010, in Hwacheon in peanuts, black beans, and black sesame seeds, and
for subject(s) and/or witness(es) met you must make reservations by calling 723-4834 Gangwon province. This virtually untouched region is then rolled. The candy, which was a royal Korean
with negative results. Estimated cost or 011-9974-4063. known as the first area in Korea that freezes over in snack, is sweet and delectable. Best of all, you can
of damage is unknown. This is a final
report. winter, and the river is covered with a thick layer of ice. watch the Kkultarae-maker as he creates his culinary
USO New Year’s Eve Ocean Cruise Visitors can try out ice fishing, and those who are feeling work of art. On most any corner on a cold day a ball
USAG Humphreys: Larceny of Spend this New Year’s Eve on a stunning sunset brave can try to catch mountain trout with their bare of flour or glutinous rice dough is filled with a mixture
Private Funds; Unknown person(s), dinner cruise viewing the beautiful western coastline hands. As well as fun activities and performances, there of sugar, ground peanuts and cinnamon powder and
by unknown means, stole Victim #1’s and islands near Incheon. During the evening cruise is also an exhibition of ice sculptures that took 20 weeks then pressed flat on a hot griddle. Hotteok is especially
$500.00 in U.S. currency out of Victim
#1’s vehicle, which was unsecured you will enjoy a fabulous dinner, a show, night views to prepare. Visitors can sample raw and grilled mountain popular in the winter season.
and unattended. Victim #1 rendered of Incheon and fireworks. Your ticket price includes trout, both of which are delicious. To get to the festival,
a written statement attesting to the transportation to and from Incheon, one night at the take a bus from Dong Seoul terminal to the Hwacheon USO Panmunjom Tour
incident. A search of the area for luxurious Sheraton Incheon Hotel, and breakfast on bus terminal (estimated travel time of 2hrs 40min). From The USO Panmunjom tour is one of the best ways to
subject(s) and/or witness(es) met with New Year’s Day. Call the USO Camp Kim for details the bus terminal, it will take around 10 minutes by foot to understand the situation, the tensions, and the reality
negative results. Estimated cost of loss
is $500.00. Investigation continues by and to make your reservation at DSN 724-7003 or get to the festival grounds. Detailed Info on the location of the North and South Korea division. From the time
Korean National Police. Commercial 02-795-3028. can be found at www.narafestival.com. you start to prepare for the trip until your last view of
the barbed wire fence that lines the “Freedom Road”
USAG Daegu: Traffic Accident without Trip to the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty Satisfy the Munchies with Traditional Street Snacks or “Unification Road” (the highway connecting Seoul to
Injuries; Damage to Private Property; The Joseon Dynasty began in 1392 and lasted for When traveling abroad, one may find unexpected Panmunjom), your understanding of the recent history
Damage to Government Property;
Obligation for Safe Operation; Subject 519 years. Rarely have any of the world’s royal pleasures on the streets. With a unique ambience, of Korea will take on a new dimension. In preparing for
#1 operating a government owned dynasties lasted for over half a thousand years, but Insadong and Myeongdong are the most popular streets the trip, don’t forget to follow the Dress Code for the
vehicle, struck Victim #1’s privately what is even more surprising is that the tombs of all teeming with travelers in search of shopping and dining. Panmunjom tour. You can download the dress code
owned vehicle at an off post intersection. the kings and queens of the Joseon dynasty have In Insadong, you will be intrigued by the pushcarts of from this site http://affiliates.uso.org/Korea/ or pick
Damages to Subject #1’s vehicle been preserved until the present day. The roads street food, which are as unique as the area’s shop one up at the USO. Also, very important, be sure to
consisted of dents, scratches, and paint
transfer to the front bumper. Damages to the royal tombs lead travelers to an auspicious displays of traditional memorabilia. While Myeongdong bring your passport or military ID the day of the tour.
to Victim #1’s vehicle consisted of a place. The sites of the royal tombs were carefully and most other streets in Seoul have street stalls selling The Panmunjom tour is one of the most popular tours
broken right mirror. Estimated cost selected by Feng Shui experts, and the landscape, tteokbokki, fritters, oden, and chicken skewers, Insadong the USO offers.
of damage is unknown. This is a final structures, and architecture surrounding the tombs sells traditional cookies and some street foods of the past.
report. combined to produce the highest art form of the time. Visit Insadong and Myeongdong for the joy of seeing and No endorsement implied.
NEWS • PAGE 4
http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM

Eighth Army G1 hosts Human Resource conference


By Capt. Marco Rosa One of the issues that gathered everyone’s
Special to the Morning Calm attention was the changes to Defense Integrated
Military Human Resources System and how it
YONGSAN GARRISON — Eighth will be replaced as a future program by IPPS-A.
Army G1 hosted an Adjutant General Corps Chief of Human Resources Assistance Team,
Association, Land of the Morning Calm Chief Warrant Officer 3 Tony Geiger said,
chapter, breakfast and conference that included “These are our systems and our Soldiers depend
Human Resources professionals from all over on them. It is very important that we maintain
the Korean peninsula Dec. 2. their accuracy and integrity.”
The breakfast served as a platform to start January 2009, the Deputy Secretary of
cordial interaction among members and a Defense directed that the current plan for
venue to discuss plans for the much anticipated DIMHRS would be transitioned to the separate
Adjutant General Corps Regimental Ball in Services for completion at their level. In response,
2010. the Army adopted IPPS-A and the Deputy Chief
Eighth Army G1, Lt. Col. Steven R. Shappell of Staff G-1 directed that the development and
spoke about the positive changes he has seen in fielding strategy for IPPS-A should employ an
the HR community in his last 25 years of service incremental approach to retiring legacy systems
and motivated attendees to interact with each in order to begin delivering integrated HR
other while sharing experiences and concerns. capability as quickly as possible. The timeline
Following the breakfast, noncommissioned for testing, training, and implementation is still
officers participated in lectures about Assignment unknown. However, it needs to be implemented
Incentive Pay, Exceptional Family Member soon because legacy systems are growing in cost
Program, postal operations, updates to the and complexity to maintain.
Command Sponsorship Program, Integrated This new strategy allows the Army the
Personnel and Pay System-Army and awards opportunity to reassess the path of the program
submission procedures. and implement an optimal fielding strategy.
When asked about the importance of the Under the new strategy, HR personnel are also
conference, Warrant Officer Lakesha Griffith of projected to gain military pay responsibilities.
Eighth Army G1 said, “It allows the G1s and This is could greatly streamline the process
S1s to come together and discuss HR matters through which Soldiers usually receive military
in an open forum. It also helps to build up pay services, such as pay and entitlements,
the unity in our HR community throughout making it a one stop shop for all pay and
the peninsula.” personnel issues.

How do intruders break into your computer?


Courtesy of 1st Signal Brigade Over time, there have been technological
changes that are worthy of a higher level of
YONGSAN GARRISON — In some our trust than before.
cases, they send you an e-mail virus. A true sense of insecurity is better than
Reading that e-mail activates the virus, a false sense of security. So, think about
creating an opening intruders use to enter the information you trust. Be critical and
or access your computer. cautious.
In other cases, they take advantage of a Most Internet conversations are in the
flaw or weakness in one of your computer’s clear, meaning the information exchanged
programs, a vulnerability. Once they’re between computer systems is not concealed
on your computer, they often install new or hidden in any way.
programs that let them continue to use Information sent across the Internet may
your computer – even after you plug the risk the possibility of loss or injury or others
holes used to get onto your computer in listening in, capturing what you send, and
the first place. using it for their own benefit.
The Internet was built on the level When you attach your computer to
of trust placed in its users. There was the Internet for the first time, it instantly
little thought given to malicious activity. becomes a target for intruders. Be ready right
Computers communicated using a straight from the start.
forward scheme that relied on everybody The additional costs to tailor your
playing by the rules. computer and to keep you and the others
Any information you receive from another who use your system safe are also your
computer on the Internet should not be responsibility, and are part of the total cost of
trusted automatically and unconditionally. ownership of your home computer.
DECEMBER 11, 2009 USAG-RED CLOUD USAG-RC • PAGE 5
www.imcom.korea.army.mil

CHRA deputy visits command on Red Cloud

Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ Jackson (right), USAG-RC commander and Richard Davis (left), USAG-RC deputy commander, spoke with Leopold Toledo (second from
the left), Civilian Human Resources Agency far east regional director, Clifford Dickman (middle), CHRA deputy director, and Geraldine Jones (second from the
right), USAG-RC Civilian Personnel Advisory Center director, during Dickman’s visit to Area 1 Dec. 7 at the USAG-RC command group building. Dickman spoke
after meeting with Jackson about the importance of his visit because “understanding the commander’s intent and understanding what is important to them will
help us better plan to meet their requirements and needs.” — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jamal Walker

Soldiers
beautify
garrison
during
cleanup
Pfc. Sung, Min-kyu, Sgt. Jang,
Young-kwang and Sgt. Do,
Hyung-jin help rake leaves at
the Headquarters, Headquarters
Company USAG-RC barracks
during the 2009 Fall Clean Up
Nov. 30. The Fall Clean Up lasted
for an entire week as Soldiers
in Warrior Country prepared
their living quarters and work
sections for the upcoming fall and
winter seasons while in Korea. —
U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jamal
Walker
USAG-RC • PAGE 6
www.imcom.korea.army.mil USAG-RED CLOUD THE MORNING CALM

News & Notes ASAP training for


USAG-RED CLOUD OFF-LIMITS NCOs on Casey
The following establishments in By Jim Cunningham
Area 1 are off limits: Kwangam- USAG-RC Public Affairs
dong AO, USAG Casey: Empire
Club Bosandong(ville), Bunny Club
Toko-ri (Hovey), Geo-Shi-gi Ka- (Editor’s note: This is part two of a two part
raoke Club, NB Club Saengyeon- series about ASAP.)
dong, Dongducheon Uijongbu Ville,
USAG Red Cloud: None Stanley CASEY GARRISON — In keeping
Ville, Kosang-dong, Camp Stanley: with the Army Family Covenant, the Army
None Western Corridor: Yong ju gol provides the Alcohol and Substance Abuse
(Turkey Farms) For information, Program to help Soldiers struggling with all
call 732-6762. kinds of substance abuse including alcohol
and drugs, illicit and over-the-counter. More than 20 noncommissioned officers on USAG-Casey train in the Alcohol
H1N1 Vaccine
and Immunizations There are five components of ASAP: and Substance Abuse Prevention classroom to be alcohol and drug prevention
Immunizations for USFK Families prevention and outreach, risk reduction, noncommissioned officers for their unit during 40 hours of instruction. These
are available at the Casey TMC. testing, treatment and rehabilitation, and NCOs will be given the title Unit Prevention Leader. — U.S. Army photo by Jim
For more information call: 732- suicide prevention. Cunningham
8210. For the treatment and rehabilitation everything is in order. Soldier and counselor. This is when the
component, once a Soldier shows “We will also determine if the person commander can tell us if he knows of
USAG-Casey CAC Closure positive results from a urinalysis test, it is will need to see the psychiatrist,” Kittrell anything that is going on in the command
The Community Activity Center on returned to the Alcohol and Drug Control said, “he/she may have suicidal or homicidal with the Soldier that would not normally
USAG-Casey will be closed from
Officer, Wayne Johnson, who notifies the ideations, in which case they would be be mentioned. Many will put down the fact
Dec. 14-17 due to the AFAP Con-
ference. CAC internet, Video Game commanders if there are any positive results immediately referred to the psychiatrist.” they have had drug problems before they
Room, Pool, Table Tennis and tele- found by the tests. Once the Soldier is found not to have came to the military. Once we have this
vision lounge will be closed during “If a positive result is showing a homicidal or suicidal ideations, they are meeting, the truth will come out about the
this time. Signing up for tours will prescription medication, it goes to the scheduled to have an appointment within Soldiers background.”
continue at the Reception Desk. medical review officer,” Johnson said. “This seven days for a full assessment. The Soldier’s commander or first sergeants
For information call: 730-4602. officer rules whether or not the drug was “During an assessment the Soldier sits are the only ones who can enroll them in
issued legally. Controlled substance drugs do down with a counselor for approximately ASAP treatment programs.
USAG-RC Mailroom Hours not require a MRO review, only prescription an hour and a half to go over everything “Once they are enrolled they will start
Weekday mailroom hours have
drugs require this review.” they wrote in their intake packet,” Kittrell attending group and individual treatment,”
changed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
to 3 - 5 p.m. Saturday hours remain When a Soldier is found positive for said. “He will talk about his history and his Kittrell said. “Group treatment is usually
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sundays illegal drug use, two separate things happen: family’s history, military history, to include once a week for an hour and a half; this
and holidays the mailroom will be a CID investigation and a referral to ASAP everything that has been going on in his life, is where they start being truthful with
closed. for treatment. When he or she arrives at the and if he has been enrolled in our program themselves and each other. This is when
ASAP office he/she will begin evaluations to before.” the counselor finds out what has really been
Change in Renewal Process determine the specific treatment needed. Many incidents in a Soldiers life will flag going on in their lives over a period of time.
for Installation Passes “The Soldier will come to us with a form the counselor’s interest. Incidents like being This is why we ask the commander to enroll
Effective immediately, personnel DA 8003 signed by his commander or drunk in public, underage drinking, charges them for a minimum of 90 days.”
(KGS, KWB, KSC, contractors)
first sergeant,” said Brenda Kittrell, clinical for driving a vehicle under the influence of Kittrell will go over all her cases with the
can renew their installation pass by
memorandum as long as there are director for garrison ASAP. “The form will alcohol or drugs, and whether or not they clinical psychiatrist once a week.
no changes to the pass. Complete have a check mark indicating a positive bio- had this behavior before coming to the The clinical psychiatrist can refer Soldiers
the USFK Form 37EK (AUTO) chemical urine analysis.” military. Any previous incidents involving to ASAP and vice versa. “At the end of the
and provide a copy of the current Once the Soldier hands in his DA 8003, alcohol or drugs will flag the interest of the first 90 day period, there will be another
USFK Form 37EK (AUTO) Korean he will be given a stack of forms to fill out counselor. rehabilitation team meeting,” Kittrell said.
ID card. This memorandum and called an intake packet. After he/she fills out “After the full assessment, they will have If the Soldier stays clean for 90 days during
other changes will be discussed the packet materials, they will go over the a rehabilitation team meeting,” Kittrell said. the program, he is usually released, Kittrell
during the Installation Access Con- items in a screening process to make sure “This meeting includes the commander, explained.
trol Training Dec. 9 from 1-3 p.m.
in the Red Cloud Theater. If there
are any questions regarding the
new changes or the training, call
King and 8 over 10 and 2 win Hold’em Tournament
732-7843. By Jim Cunningham of a series nor are there any tournaments “We gave prizes for different funny
USAG-RC Public Affairs that lead into it. It is something we provide things, such as the person who loses out
Utility Survey for Korea every quarter or, at least every six months. first, etc.,” Bradford said.
The Annual Overseas Housing Al- RED CLOUD GARRISON — Brian We have weekly leagues on Red Cloud and “Our first prize is a $1,000 gift certificate
lowance (OHA) Utility Survey for Simecek drew Kings and 8s to win the on Casey, but those are independent of this from Army and Air Force Exchange
Korea will began on Nov. 15 and will annual Texas Hold’em Championship held tournament.” Service.”
continue through Dec. 14. All Ser-
Nov. 28 by USAG-Red Cloud Family, Total prizes given totaled more than More than 120 gamblers played seven
vice members in Korea who reside
off-post and receive OHA are highly Morale, Welfare, and Recreation. $2,000 and were paid to the top 10 gamblers hours before the top two champions
encouraged to take the survey at “I won today because I was able to finishing the tournament. emerged.
https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/ watch other players and guess their hands,”
oha/survey/novoha.html or via the Simecek said. “Texas Hold’em is a game
175th Financial Management Cen- that is 60 percent chance, 40 percent skill.
ter (FMC) web site https://175fmc. Sometimes it is good to be lucky.”
korea.army.mil. The survey may be Adam Pepper placed second holding
taken at work or at home. By taking 10s.
the time and effort to complete the
“My last hand was a 10 and a duce,” Pepper
survey, Service members enable
the Department of Defense to set said. “I took second in this tournament last
equitable OHA utility rates. For in- year. There is a lot of skill involved in poker;
formation call: 725-5202. it is a psychological battle with an element
of risk.”
Troop Issue Texas Hold’em tournaments have been
Subsistence Activity Closure in high demand by Warriors in the land of
TISA 38 will close at 11:30 a.m. to- the Morning Calm, said Chris Bradford,
day to hold a Christmas party. For FMWR business manager. Brian Simecek (end of table) awaits his winning hand of Kings and 8s during
information call: 730-6747 the 2009 Texas Hold’em Championship held Nov. 28 in Red Cloud’s Mitchell’s
“We like to provide events for our Soldiers
that are in high demand and very popular,” Club. Adam Pepper (table right holding poker chips) awaits his hand of 10s. —
he said. “This championship is not a part U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
DECEMBER 11, 2009 USAG-RED CLOUD USAG-RC • PAGE 7
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Java Cafe opens in


Gateway on Casey
(From left to right) Avelina Richardson,
Gateway Club manager, Command Sgt.
Maj. John Fortune, 1st Heavy Brigade
Combat Team command sergeant major,
Col. Thomas Graves, 1HBCT commander,
Oh, Sea-chang, Dongducheon City mayor,
Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, USAG-Casey
commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Nidal
Saeed, USAG-Casey command sergeant
major cut a ribbon in celebration of a re-
opening ceremony for the USAG-Casey
Gateway Club Dec. 1, 2009. The renova-
tions done on the Gateway Club were par-
ticulary made to extend the patio and dining
area in the Java Cafe for Soldiers and their
Family members to enjoy a meal or a cup
of coffee outdoors in warm weather. — U.S.
Army photo by Robert Haynes

Warrior Country Officers over NCOs 26-14 in Turkey Bowl


By Pvt. Jamal Walker Officers team. in the hands of Maj. Robert Stokes, wide just looked at using operational strategy by
USAG-RC Public Affairs “I told my team before, throughout, and receiver, for the first touchdown of the game. moving the ball up the field with our short
during the game, the NCO’s can have 200 The Officers converted on the next play for game and then we would go long.”
RED CLOUD GARRISON — The guys on their team, but in the end, only the extra point making the game 7-0. The Warrior Country NCO’s came
Warrior Country Noncommissioned officers eight can go on the field.” said Lt. Col. The NCO’s took the field again, but out pumped-up and ready to play a more
flag football team came up short against the Michael Calvin, quarterback. “And, we are Martin took the ball away from them on an aggressive game than what their opponents
Officer’s team 14-26 in the first ever Turkey going to match our best eight against theirs option play as the quarterback was pitching were used to seeing.
Bowl, NCO’s vs. Officers game Nov. 25, on and see what happens.” the ball to the running back, Martin took “It was a pretty tense atmosphere
the USAG-RC soccer field. The NCO’s were moving the ball with the ball in mid-pitch causing another and it felt really good being out there
Winning the coin toss and electing crafty running plays yet on the third play turnover for the NCO’s team. with all of the sergeant majors and Army
to receive the ball in the second half, the of the possession Lt. Col. Frank Martin, At the end of the first half, Calvin and Noncommissioned Officers,” said Air Force
NCO’s, wearing “Army Green,” jerseys, took cornerback, intercepted the ball from the Officers team scored two additional Staff Sgt. Billy Harris, quarterback.
the field with a much larger bench than the the NCO’s on their first intended pass. times while holding the NCO’s scoreless Harris was subbed into the game for a
Officers who were considered the underdogs Capitalizing on the NCO’s first mistake, at 20-0. short amount of plays in the first half giving
by the Soldiers filling the bleachers to watch Calvin threw a pass intended to Lt. Col. “We were mostly concentrating on our Dunbar a chance to work with the offense,
the game, a view also shared by the loud James Burns, center, which was bobbled and offense,” Calvin said. “We came together but in the second half of the game the
NCO team and even a few members of the tipped by multiple players before landing a couple of days before the game and we NCO’s decided Harris should try to change
up the game play for the NCO team.
“I came into the game as quarterback to
give the offense a different look from what
our opponents were used to seeing which
was the power running short pass game and
to spread the ball out,” Harris said. “I saw
an opening on the left, and I gave it a shot.
It was great we were able to score because
the momentum of the game just changed
tremendously to our side.”
After throwing a touchdown and another
pass for the two point conversion by
Harris, the NCO’s were showing signs of a
comeback with the score 20-8. Calvin and
the Officer team threw a late interception,
which resulted in Dunbar scoring but was
unable to convert for two additional points
leaving the score to 20-14.
Unable to retrieve the ball, the NCO
team still held their ground with a strong
defensive performance by forcing the
Officers to punt the ball three plays following
the unsuccessful on-side kick.
Looking desperate, the NCOs heaved
the ball deep every play, forcing a tough pass
in their attempts to score, but Burns came
down with an interception with seconds
left and scored the game ending touchdown
leaving the final score 26-14.
“This game was fun and a great way to
build camaraderie,” Calvin said. “But in
the end, this was a competition, and this
is for bragging rights, and we are going to
After throwing a touchdown and another pass for the two point conversion by Harris, the NCO’s were showing signs of a place this trophy at headquarters so NCOs
comeback with the score 20-8. Calvin and the Officer team threw a late interception, which resulted in Dunbar scoring but never forget we beat them in the first ever
was unable to convert for two additional points leaving the score to 20-14. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jamal Walker Turkey Bowl.”
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DECEMBER 11, 2009 USAG-YONGSAN USAG-Y • PAGE 9
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Yongsan Tree Lighting electrifies holiday cheer


By Dan Thompson
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs

YONGSAN GARRISON — The weather outside was


not too frightful Dec. 3 when more than 500 U.S. Army
Garrison-Yongsan community members and guests
gathered at dusk for the 2009 Yongsan Community Tree
Lighting Ceremony at the Yongsan Fire Station.
More than just a ceremony, this year’s event featured
free hot refreshments, soups, photos with Santa, choral
presentations, and prize giveaways.
Lending their voices to inspiring holiday cheer at the
event were the School Age Services Choir Band, Protestant
Choir, Brownie Girl Scouts, and Cub Scouts.
Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall welcomed the
community following the invocation by Garrison Chaplain
(Maj.) Terry Jarvis.
“What a great turnout this evening,” Hall said. “This
season really about drawing close to our friends and
families and reflecting. Be sure to take a break to enjoy this
special time and recharge a bit. You truly are what make
this a Community of Excellence. From the Hall home to
your home, we wish you happy holidays.”
Following his remarks, children were invited on stage to
light the Garrison tree, which stood at about 30 feet tall.
“Three, two, one!” Hall and the children counted aloud
before the Garrison tree erupted in light and set off a chain
reaction activating thousands of lights forming the Winter
Wonderland displays around the installation.
Despite the cold temperatures, children were visibly
excited when Hall announced that Santa Claus was about
to arrive at the event.
Courtesy of the Yongsan Fire Department, Santa arrived
on a fire truck to ecstatic crowds of children while Military
Police struggled to escort the superstar through the adoring
crowds to the stage.
Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, the Army and
Air Force Exchange Service, and the U.S. Airline Alliance
all helped Santa pack his bag of gifts, which were raffled to
the audience. The most notable were a boy and girl’s bike
and two free roundtrip tickets to anywhere in Asia.
Carmen Avorado won a bike for her son, while
Maninder Sharma won a bike for her daughter provided
by AAFES.
The most coveted prize of the evening, two roundtrip
airline tickets to anywhere in Asia courtesy of U.S. Airline
Alliance, went to Myong Yi.
“When they called my ticket number, I couldn’t believe
it!” she exclaimed moments later. “I have a 10-month old
daughter, so we are going to find a place that is good for
families. I’m just so glad I came to the event!”
Santa then moved to the warmth of the fire station, where
children lined up waiting to get their photos taken with
him and sip on free hot cocoa and soups.
Katy Morris was one of those children anxiously waiting
to meet Santa and deliver her Christmas wishes.
“I really hope I get a Girl Scout Barbie doll,” she said.
“This is my second Christmas in Korea and I really like it.
Last year we had lots of candy in our stockings.”
When asked how she imagined the North Pole to be,
Morris said she could only speculate. “I think it’s cold and
snowing with a lot of penguins.”
She added that Korea’s proximity to Alaska could mean
that Santa would be visiting Korea before America - an
often overlooked benefit of living in Korea.
“I think Santa will be visiting Korea first, but we watch
him on the tracker to find out,” she said alluding to the
popular NORAD Tracks Santa Web site, www.noradsanta.
org, that uses a combination of ground radar and satellites
to determine Santa’s position on Christmas Eve and into
early Christmas morning.
Her mom, Kelly Morris, said that this will be their final
Christmas in Korea after being with the community for
two years. When asked if she would miss Yongsan, she
said she definitely would.
“We have really enjoyed Korea during our time here,”
she said. “From the friendly people interacting with our
children on the subway to the sense of community we have
living here - yes - we are definitely going to miss that.”
Community members watch the Garrison’s holiday lightings at the 2009
Yongsan Tree Lighting ceremony (top); (bottom) Santa Claus stands
with U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall as he
and an elf present a U.S. Airline Alliance gift certificate to Myong Yi
(far left) Dec. 3 at the 2009 Tree Lighting Ceremony. — U.S. Army
photos by Dan Thompson
USAG-Y • PAGE 10
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News & Notes Tensions high as Army vs. Navy game approaches
team, Navy Chief (Mass Communications
Specialist) Athena Blain said her loyalty was
Temporary 1RC Building Closure
unquestionable.
Eighth U.S. Army has announced that the
“I have no doubt the Navy is going to take
1RC Building will be closed to all customers
the title next weekend,” she said against a
on Dec. 15. Full service operation of ID
pro-Navy backdrop she posted on her door
cards, ration cards, DBIDS, and limited
military personnel actions will be available
earlier.
at the Army Community Service Building,
“In fact, I had Rear Adm. Peter Gumataotao
Bldg. 4106, Rm. 118. For inquiries, call in here recording a television commercial
Sonja Goodman at 738-4008. supporting the Navy, so it is clear where my
support is - and that is with the Navy.”
Pothole Patrol Patches Up Yongsan In that recording, Adm. Gumataotao
Now you see it, now you don’t. That could reportedly taunted Army audience members
have been the Directorate of Public Works with pro-Navy cheers and Navy team
motto last Saturday, Dec. 5 as they tracked regalia.
down and filled 14 problem potholes When asked if he was forced to produce a
around Yongsan. Have you spotted a pro-Navy commercial with Chief Blain for
pothole needing to be filled? Call 724-3360 the admiral earlier last week, Army Staff. Sgt.
to report it. Rob Oson initially declined to comment,
but later explained himself.
Overseas Housing Allowance After a few attempts, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall and Command Sgt. Maj. “I’m here today helping Col. Hall and Sgt.
Utility Survey Ralph Rusch finish an American Forces Network television commercial at AFN-Korea’s Yongsan studios Maj. Rusch get their message on television
Protect your Overseas Housing Allowance Dec. 3 promoting the upcoming U.S. Forces Korea Army vs. Navy football game on Yongsan. — U.S. so that we can get all of our Soldiers hyped
(OHA) now! The annual OHA Utility Army photo by Dan Thompson about beating Navy this weekend. I’ve
Survey for Korea is until Dec. 14. All done what I’ve had to do, but I want to
Servicemembers in Korea who reside off- By Dan Thompson American High School Dec. 12 at noon. make it clear I support the Army team 100
post are highly encouraged to take the USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Tempers in the studio remained relatively percent.”
survey at the 175th Financial Management calm despite Army and Navy personnel Despite the underlying tension at AFN-
Center web page. We are counting on you! YONGSAN GARRISON — After a few having to collaborate on the commercial Korea studios, everyone was able to agree
For information, call 725-5202. attempts, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan production. that the AFN staff was very helpful and that
Commander Col. Dave Hall and Command “Go Army, beat Navy!” cheered Hall and Yongsan is truly a Community of Excellence
Volunteer at the Yongsan Tax Center Sgt. Maj. Ralph Rusch finished an American Rusch at the end of the commercial, which supporting not only Soldiers, but also
For more information and to apply for a Forces Network television commercial will began airing last weekend. Sailors, Airmen and Marines.
volunteer position, go to Army One at AFN-Korea’s Yongsan studios Dec. 3 After a round of high fives on camera, Hall Watch the AFN-Korea Web site at www.
Source at www.myarmylifetoo.com. Click promoting the upcoming U.S. Forces Korea and Rusch were visibly confident that Army afnkorea.net and the Garrison Facebook
on “Be A Volunteer” and search for “Yongsan Army vs. Navy football game on Yongsan. would win the high-stakes battle. page for ongoing coverage of the Army
Tax Center” in “Opportunity Locator.” The game will be held at the Family and When asked if she felt uneasy recording a vs. Navy game at www.facebook.com/
Morale, Welfare and Recreation field at Seoul commercial supporting the Army football youryongsan.
Newcomers Kick Start in Korea
Get a Kick Start in Korea 11:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. every Wednesday at the Dragon Hill
Lodge. The ACS Outreach Coordinator will
answer questions and provide information
General Sharp recognizes Garrison presidential support staff
about the garrison, the community and By Pfc. Kim Hyung-joon
Korea! For information, call 738-7123. USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
Driver’s Testing Reservation YONGSAN GARRISON — United States
Reservations for driver’s testing must be Forces Korea Commander Gen. Walter
made at least 24 hours in advance to obtain
Sharp recognized U.S. Army Garrison-
both a military and a civilian drivers license.
Yongsan staff who supported the recent
Driver Testing and License Section is currently
presidential visit at a ceremony held at
accepting applications.
the 8th U.S. Army Headquarters Dec. 2.
“I want to thank each one of you for
USAG-Yongsan Fitness Groups
hard work that you did to make the
Do you enjoy working out with a group or
do you need the motivation of another to
President’s visit so successful,” Gen.
get you up and moving? Currently DFMWR
Sharp said. “What I appreciate is not
Sponsored Fitness Groups are forming
just a hard work, but the way you
now with 17 different clubs... from walking worked with the teams that were visiting
to water fitness. Contact Tracey L. Briggs here and made sure that they were set
at DSN 736-3340 or cell 010-2991-6550 for up properly.”
more information on how to join today! He e m p h a s i z e d t h e i r e xc e l l e n t ,
professional demeanor and technical
Diagnostic Radiologist Position proficiency, saying that even the President
Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital recognized their focus during his visit.
is accepting applications for a contract Yongsan heliport staff member Sgt.
position. Qualifications: Doctor of Medicine Andrew McMahon said he was honored
(MD) or Osteopathy (DO) board-certified or to support President Obama’s visit.
board-elegible in Diagnostic Radiology with “It was once in a lifetime experience.
three references. Call for information on I have never met or seen a president in
qualifications. For information, call 737-8003. person before. It was definitely something
to be proud of.”
Patient Satisfaction Survey While transparent to many, Garrison
The Brian Allgood Army Community agencies began providing security,
Hospital is asking you to please complete logistical and planning support to the
the Patient Satisfaction Survey you receive presidential entourage more than a
in the mail (either online or mailing back), month before it arrived.
this directly influences the access and “A presidential visit is a major event
quality of care you and your family receives. for the community, and I want to
For information, call 737-3045. congratulate all of our Garrison staff
and partners for a job well done,”
said Garrison Commander Col. Dave
For a complete list of community Hall. “Many have put in many extra Receiving one of 35 coins awarded by U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. Walter Sharp, 1st
information news and notes, visit the hours to make sure this important visit Lt. Roger Bradley is recognized Dec. 2 for his support of President Barack Obama’s Seoul visit
USAG-Yongsan official web site at went flawlessly. Your commitment is last month. Bradley and other members of the U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan team were thanked
http://yongsan.korea.army.mil what helps make this a Community of for successfully ensuring the President’s visit was successful. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc.
Excellence.” Kim Hyung-joon
DECEMBER 11, 2009 USAG-YONGSAN USAG-Y • PAGE 11
http://yongsan.korea.army.mil

General thanks Garrison heliport for service to President


Army vs. Navy

By Cpl. Hwang Joon-hyun


USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs

USAG-Yongsan Facebook fans predict the result of the up-


coming Army versus Navy football game on Dec. 14. Whoever
guesses closest to the actual result will win a trophy spot in next
week’s Morning Calm. Find out what more than 1,400 Yongsan
community members are talking about by becoming a USAG-
Yongsan Facebook Fan at facebook.com/youryongsan!

Wes Leisinger
Facebook Fan

Army 42, Navy 21

Lisa Shipp Yongsan Garrison heliport staff member Sgt. Andrew McMahon (left) shows 8th U.S. Army Commander Lt. Gen. Joseph
Poplawski Fil a map Dec. 3 while explaining air traffic procedures for entering Seoul, which is a highly restricted airspace. — U.S.
Army photo by Jane Lee
Facebook Fan
By Jane Lee Hawk helicopters snugly parked on the heliport.
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Their professionalism and focus paid off when the pow-
Navy 28, Army 7 er went out just moments before the President arrived.
YONGSAN GARRISON — Eighth United States Yongsan heliport staff member Sgt. Andrew McMahon
Army Commander Lt. Gen. Joseph Fil recognized the said before the emergency power kicked in, the tower
Yongsan Garrison’s heliport support staff Dec. 3 for staff jumped in and did radio and crash radio checks.
helping make President Obama’s visit to Yongsan last “We made sure everything was working right before the
Rosa E Shoaff month a success. President actually came in.”
“That was just about flawless. It looked like Apoca- Captain Ryan Abbot, Aviation Liaison Officer with B
Facebook Fan lypse Now [a war movie] with all the helicopters com- Company, 3-2nd Aviation Regiment General Support
ing in and out of here,” Gen. Fil said. “Thanks for all Aviation Battalion said the time spent scouting differ-
Army 27, Navy 21 that you are doing; thanks for all your great work with ent locations and coming up with contingency plans
the President.” with Marine One pilots and their civilian counterparts
He praised the sheer amount of coordination and was busy but very rewarding.
planning needed to land three Chinook heavy-duty he-
licopters on an adjacent softball field - a feat that has
— See HELIPORT Page 12 —
never been done before; not to mention the two Black

Jammie Blunt
Facebook Fan
Beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Army 31, Navy 27

David McNutt
Facebook Fan

Navy 31, Army 10

Rebecca Cook
Facebook Fan

Army 25, Navy 17

YONGSAN GARRISON — More than 200 poinsettia flowers provide a backdrop for a Santa Claus
figure at the Dragon Hill Lodge lobby Dec. 1. The flowers were staged to be placed around the facility,
which has been transformed into a winter wonderland since Thanksgiving. — U.S. Army photo by
Pfc. Kim Hyung-joon
USAG-Y • PAGE 12
http://yongsan.korea.army.mil USAG-YONGSAN THE MORNING CALM

Quick safety tips that could save your life


Commentary by Michael Evans to last up to two weeks.
USAG-Yongsan Safety Office Place a large sharp knife on top of your first

H
aid kit. A serrated hunting knife with its own
appy Holidays everyone. My name is Mi-
sheath would be your best bet. Place your warm-
chael Evans, and I am your U.S. Army
est blanket(s) within several large black garbage
Garrison-Yongsan Safety Manager. As
bags and put them on top. When all items have
you may have noticed, the weather has become a
been placed in your duffel bag, put the bag in the
lot colder, and we have already experienced a few
backseat or trunk of your car.
snow showers. If this is your first time in Korea,
If you find yourself stranded, get to your survival
you should know that winters on the peninsula
kit as quickly as you can and bring it into the car
can be harsh. So I would like to take a moment
with you. Shut your doors as you quickly get your
to discuss winter safety and some ground rules for
road flares out. Set up your flares and return to
alcohol and driving.
your car. Try to stay in your car until help arrives.
Being prepared for winter will increase your
If you have a working cell phone, use it. If not sit
peace of mind, especially when the snow starts fall-
tight until help arrives. Stay in your car. Expos-
ing unexpectedly. Make sure you have everything
ing yourself to the elements even for a short while
that you need to keep you and your family safe
greatly enhances your risk of hypothermia, even
during this period. At your home, keep plenty of
death. These tips will save your life, especially if
warm blankets and some additional food and re-
you are travelling around Korea this winter or live
quired medications on hand in case you are unable
in a secluded area and encounter flash snowfall.
to leave your home for a period of time. In your
The good news is that traffic accidents for per-
car, put together a survival kit. The kit should in-
sonnel living and working on Yongsan Garrison
clude the following:
are declining steadily from previous years. The
• A duffel bag
bad news is that incidents of driving under the in-
• A first aid kit
fluence of alcohol are increasing. This trend is ex-
• A high calorie short-term food supply
tremely alarming. The threshold for driving under
• Water
the influence in Korea is BAC .05. For a normal
• A heavy warm blanket
person, this would mean only one drink, either a
• Zip lock bag
glass of wine, a shot of bourbon, or a can of beer.
• Large sharp knife
Bottom line is if you’re going to drink, don’t drive.
• Flashlight
Have a designated driver, or call a taxi.
• Batteries
During this winter holiday season watch out
• Several butane lighters
for those activities that expose us to increased risk.
• Road flares
Holiday parties usually expose us to alcohol, lots
To pack your survival kit, begin by gathering or
of food and sometimes continue late into the eve-
purchasing all of the items on the list. Pack small
ning. Fatigue and excessive speed can be natural
items such as flares, lighters, high calorie food, and
byproducts of these factors. As a fatigued driver
spare batteries in the side pockets of your duffel
becomes less alert, his ability to judge distance,
bag. Place lighters and flares in zip lock bags to
depth and speed is reduced. Accidents involving
prevent wetness.
sleepy drivers are usually the most serious because
High calorie food stores should include sev-
a sleeping driver cannot exercise any degree of
eral candy bars and other high sugar items. These
control. Fortunately, drivers can take measures to
high energy foods will help you to stay warm by
ensure their personal safety – and that of their pas-
providing extra energy to keep yourself warm.
sengers. The holiday season is a time for joy, hope
People have had to eat stale crackers from their
and fellowship and giving thanks for our blessings.
floor boards and ketchup packets just to stay alive.
Don’t let the festivities overcome you, and make
Don’t let yourself get to that point – be prepared.
you become a statistic.
Place a 12 pack of unopened bottled water in
From all of us at the Garrison Safety Office,
your backseat or trunk. Place your first aid kit in
we wish you and your family have a wonderful
the bottom of your duffel bag. Make sure your
and safe winter season. See you in April when we
first aid kit is complete, add in any items or medi-
all thaw out, and begin the “Spring and Summer
cations that you think you may need. If you are on
Safety Campaign.”
any prescriptions be sure to have enough extra pills

HELIPORT from Page 11

“We all have different ways that we know that the Garrison operates a con-
work, but at the same time we can come trol tower located at the helipad.
together and still get the mission done.” “These men and women worked many
Specialist Sean Blanchard said the stress late hours making sure our President’s visit
and extra work that came with being in was a success,” said U.S. Army Garrison-
charge of the tower was worth it for the Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall.
once in a lifetime opportunity to support “Air traffic control is vital to the safety
President Obama’s trip. of our aviators, especially here in Seoul,
While many on Yongsan may see he- where you routinely execute you mission
licopters landing on the base, few may successfully, albeit behind-the-scenes.”
DECEMBER 11, 2009 NEWS IMCOM-K • PAGE 13
http://imcom.korea.army.mil

Smallpox study begins at Yongsan Hospital


Scheduling routine appointments just got easier
By Marianne Campano person’s vaccination site, blood and throat
65th Medical Brigade are potentially contagious after receipt of the TRICARE Prime beneficiaries can schedule routine appointments with their
smallpox vaccine. This will help us understand Primary Care Manger using TRICARE Online.
YONGSAN GARRISON — Smallpox, more about our currently licensed vaccination TRICARE Online offers quick access to scheduling appointments. Beneficiaries
one of the deadliest viruses in history was to better inform Soldiers, Seamen, Airmen and living in Korea should verify their enrollment in TRICARE Overseas Program
declared eradicated in 1980 with the success Marines.” Study protocol coordinator, Larry Prime.
of a worldwide vaccination program. In the Korman added that the study will also provide After verification of enrollment, TRICARE Prime Beneficiaries are encouraged
20th century, smallpox killed 300-500 million information on how our body responds to the to log onto www.tricareonline.com to schedule routine appointments. For more
people and left serious scars on up to 90% smallpox vaccination. information or assistance call 736-7236.
of those infected. Still, if smallpox has been Study participant Pvt. Brandy Freeman For more information on health care in Korea visit the 65th Medical Brigade
eradicated, what is the need for the vaccine? with the 129 MED DET said that when she web site at www.korea.amedd.army.mil
The United States and the DoD regard the went to get her required vaccine, she learned
deliberate release of smallpox as a possibility. about the study. Even though she’d never
According to COL Phillip Pittman of the US done anything like it before, she realized the
Army Research Institute of Infectious Disease importance of this research and wanted to be Medical Brigade prepares for accreditation
and principal investigator of the Yongsan study, part of the project. She said “The study helps
“The problem with smallpox is that we know understand the condition better.” Freeman By Pierre L. Swafford Commission accreditation in 1999 (The
the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics explained that her co-workers are curious 65th Medical Brigade Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval),
made tons and it may now be in the freezer of about the research and asking what kind of a health care organization is required to
our adversaries. The military is concerned about test is being performed on her. She explained YONGSAN GARRISON — The 65th undergo periodic re-certification to
wrongful use of this.” Consequently, Service that they were not doing tests on her, rather Medical Brigade/USAMEDDAC-K will maintain its accreditation.
members in Iraq, Afghanistan and Korea are just documenting her reaction to this required soon be demonstrating their compliance The Joint Commission Survey team
required to have the smallpox vaccine. The vaccine. Pittman emphasized that this is not a with the Joint Commission’s National will visit the 65th Medical Brigade/
smallpox virus highly contagious and there is study of a new vaccination or an experiment, Standards for Health Care Quality and U S A M E D D AC - Ko re a , w h i c h i s
no proven treatment for the disease, but it can but an opportunity to learn from the response Safety during its survey Dec. 15-18. comprised of Brian Allgood Army
be prevented through the use of the vaccine. Service members have to the current licensed The Joint Commission is dedicated Community Hospital and the 168th
This important study is sponsored by vaccination. to continuously improving the safety Medical Battalion (Area Support)
Military Vaccine Agency, a U.S. government Service members in good health, who have and quality of health care through outpatient clinics located throughout
program operating within the Office of the not vaccinated against smallpox and are willing voluntary accreditation. The commission the Republic of Korea.
U.S. Army Surgeon General to enhance to return for several visits for vaccination site also evaluates and accredits over 20,000 Further information can be obtained
military medical readiness by coordinating assessment and blood samples, are eligible to health care organizations world-wide. through Mr. Pierre Swafford Chief,
U.S. Department of Defense immunization participate in this study. Soldiers in Area II only The Joint Commission is the world’s Quality Management Division; Pierre.
(vaccination) programs worldwide. Force may participate. Participation in the study will predominant standards-setting and Swafford@us.army.mil DSN: 315-737-
Health Protection is supporting this study last 42 days after vaccination and require 11-12 accrediting organization in health care. 9002/011-9977-0118 or LTC Paulette
that is currently being conducted at the visits. Participants will receive a $50 Visa gift Although the previous command, 18th Brown, Joint Commission Compliance
Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital card per blood draw. For more information, MEDCOM Integrated Healthcare Officer, Paulette.Brown@us.army.mil
in Yongsan. Pittman added, “The study will please contact protocol coordinator, Larry Organization, originally earned Joint DSN: 315- 737-7395/010-4772-5714.
further our understanding of how long a Korman at 010-2352-7453.

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Korean college students learn about alliance MacArthur nominees recognized

The Eighth U.S. Army nominees for the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award
were recognized at the 8th Army headquarters Dec. 4. From the 12 nominees, two
were selected to represent 8th Army in the Army-level competition in Washington, D.C.
– U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim Kyu-ho

By Pvt. Kim Kyu-ho a “MacArthur” DVD.


8th U.S. Army Public Affairs Family members and fellow Soldiers were
there to cheer on the nominees.
Maj. Henry C. Brown, deputy for the 8th U.S. Army Operational Maneuver Directorate YONGSAN GARRISON — The Eighth From the nominees, Capt. Michael A.
(G9), explains the Good Neighbor Program to Korean college students. — U.S. Army United States Army representatives for the 2009 Kotich from the 2nd Infantry Division and
photo by Cpl. Kim Jun-sub Department of the Army General Douglas Warrant Officer 1 Magnus O. Thorpe from the
By Cpl. Kim Jun-sub MacArthur Leadership Award Competition 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command
8th U.S. Army Public Affairs were recognized Dec. 4 at the 8th Army were selected to represent the 8th U.S. Army in
headquarters. Washington, D.C., against 34 company grade
YONGSAN GARRISON — South Korean college students were invited to Yongsan Garrison Eighth Army Commander Lt. Gen. Joseph officers and 26 warrant officers from the other
Dec. 3 to learn about the importance of the Republic of Korea-United States Alliance and the F. Fil, Jr., applauded the nominees - eight major commands around the world.
contributions of U.S. and South Korean servicemembers to local communities around the Korean company grade officers and four warrant “It was a great honor for my name to be
Peninsula. officers. associated with such a great Soldier as General
Hosted by the Republic of Korea Army Support Group, 25 young adults from the non-profit “Each one of them has shined through MacArthur,” said Thorpe. “I dedicate my
Youth and College Students Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea learned about the Good their own leadership style and work ethic, winning to my former leaders that mentored
Neighbor Program and the roles of the RSG and Korean Augmentation to the United States Army, thus earning their place as a nominee in this me and to the Soldiers that have allowed me
more commonly known as KATUSA. prestigious competition,” said Fil. to be a better leader.”
Maj. Henry C. Brown, deputy of the 8th U.S. Army Operational Maneuver Directorate “I challenge all of you, especially the officers The MacArthur Foundation, in coordination
(G9), described the Good Neighbor Program and other activities that strengthen the ROK-U.S. who competed magnificently today, to keep with the Department of the Army, established
Alliance. striving for success and to lead by example the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership
“We are ultimately here to build a better country and, at the same time, help maintain the peace every day, just like General MacArthur did, Award to recognize company grade officers
on this penninsula,” said Brown. throughout his legendary career,” the general and warrant officers who demonstrate duty,
Following a bus tour of Yongsan Garrison, students were then taken to the Korean Demilitarized said. honor and country - the ideals MacArthur
Zone to see Korean and American Soldiers working shoulder-to-shoulder to maintain peace at the After Fil’s remarks, each nominee received stood for. The award also promotes and sustains
line that divides the Koreas. a letter of commendation and a signed copy of leadership in the United States Army.
“As a civilian, this opportunity to visit the military post and DMZ gave me a valuable lesson.
After listening to the lectures and seeing the stretched fence separating the country, it reclaimed the
importance of ROK-U.S. Alliance and freedom in Korea,” said, Park Ji-min, director of education
of Youth and College Students Alliance for Human Rights, at the end of her day tour. 2009 US Army Yongsan Garrison
Col. Yoon Won-hee, the commander of the ROK Army Support Group, plans to invite more
organizations on a monthly base to enlighten them on the importance of the ROK-U.S. Alliance. Holiday Religious Services & Programs
“Many locals are not aware of these programs and activities that we practice throughout the
country and I hope that this invitation of local organizations will help them rectify the view of our Catholic Date/Time Location
true friend and alliance - the U.S. Forces Korea,” said Yoon. Advent Community Penance Service Dec. 23, 6-9 p.m. Memorial Chapel
Christmas Eve Family Mass Dec. 24, 4-5:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel
Christmas Carols & Midnight Mass Dec. 24, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel
University awards eight scholarships Christmas Day Mass (One Mass ) Dec. 25, 1130-1230 Memorial Chapel
By Dr. Scott Goldberg New Year’s Day Mass Jan. 1, 1130-1230 Memorial Chapel
University of Phoenix
Episcopal
OKINAWA — The University of Phoenix, Asia-Pacific Military Campus is pleased to Christmas Holy Eucharist Dec. 24, 7-8 p.m. Memorial Chapel
announce the first recipients of the university’s new military campus scholarships. The
students are located across the breadth of the Pacific region, from Korea in the west, Jewish
through mainland Japan and Okinawa, and as far east as Guam. The scholarship students Hanukkah Celebration Dec. 11, 6:30-8 p.m. So. Post Chapel
are found on five of the 14 installations on which the University of Phoenix offers graduate
Business/Management and Education programs via traditional classroom methodology. Protestant
The scholarships were awarded based on merit and were available to graduate students Christmas Party (R.O.C.K Service) Dec. 12, 5-9 p.m. So. Post Chapel
seeking either a Master of Business Administration or Master of Education degree at one Christmas Cantata Dec. 13, 8-9 a.m. Memorial Chapel
of the University of Phoenix ground campuses across the Theater. Christmas Cantata Dec. 13, 11-12 p.m. So. Post Chapel
The following students were awarded scholarships for Graduate Education: Bernadette Christmas Eve Caroling/Fellowship Dec. 24, 6-9 p.m. Allgood Chapel
Andrews, Kathy Clark, Sarah Gates, and Brian Jordan. The following students were Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Dec. 24, 6-7 p.m. Hannam Chapel
awarded Graduate Business Scholarships: Anthony Stupak, Fred Sieber, Michele Sung, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Dec. 24, 7-8 p.m. So. Post Chapel
and Fredric Zeyer. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Dec. 24, 7-8 p.m. K-16 Chapel
Christmas Day Community Service Dec. 25, 3-4:30 p.m. YoungNak Church
(AIM-Korea – Busses depart South Post Chapel at 2 p.m.)
Toys for Tots collecting until Dec. 20 Joint Watchnight Service Dec. 31,10:30-11:30 p.m. Hannam Chapel
Watchnight Service Dec. 31, 10 p.m. - 12 a.m. So. Post Chapel
Drop boxes are located at the Osan, Yongsan and Daegu Exchanges, and at the
U.S. Embassy in Seoul. Toys will be collected until Dec. 20. For more information call 738-3011.
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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 1000 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
Sunday 1100 Hovey Chapel Traditional Sunday 1100 South Post Chapel Contemporary 1700 Freedom Chapel Contemporary
Gospel Sunday 1230 South Post Chapel Wednesday 1900 Camp Carroll
Gospel Mision Pentecostal Hispana KATUSA Friday 1900 Camp Walker
Sunday 1100 Casey Memorial Chapel Sunday 1430 South Post Chapel Tuesday 1900 Freedom Chapel
1230 Camp Stanley Chapel Korean Sunday 0910 Hannam Village Chapel Korean
Korean Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll
United Pentecostal Wednesday 1930 Freedom Chapel Wednesday 1830 Camp Walker
COGIC Sunday 1330 Memorial Chapel
Sunday 1230 CRC Warrior Chapel Catholic Services Catholic Services
KATUSA Tuesday 1830 Memorial Chapel Mass Mass
KATUSA Daily 1145 Annex 2 Chapel Sunday 0900 Camp Walker
Sunday 1900 CRC Warrior Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Sunday 0900 Freedom Chapel 1145 Camp Carroll
Tuesday 1900 Camp Stanley Chapel Saturday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital 0900 Suwon Air Base Chapel Saturday 1700 Camp Walker
Tuesday 1800 Camp Castle Chapel
Jewish
Tuesday 1830 Casey Memorial Chapel Early Morning Service Every 2nd Friday 1830 Annex 2 Chapel
Tuesday 1830 Camp Hovey Chapel (Korean) Mon-Sat 0510 South Post Chapel

Episcopal Sunday 1000 Memorial Chapel


Catholic Services/Mass
Catholic Services
Sunday 1130 Camp Stanley Chapel The Command Chaplain’s Office is here to perform, provide, or coordinate total religious support to the United
Sunday 0900 CRC Warrior Chapel Catholic Mass Saturday 1700 Memorial Chapel Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and authorized
Sunday 1200 West Casey Chapel Sunday 0800 South Post Chapel
Sunday 0930 Camp Hovey Chapel Sunday 1130 Memorial Chapel
civilians across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to war.
Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri 1145 Memorial Chapel
1st Sat. 0900 Memorial Chapel Visit the U.S. Forces Korea Religious Support site at:
http://www.usfk.mil/usfk/fkch.aspx for helpful links and information.
Jewish
Friday 1830 West Casey Chapel Jewish
Friday 1830 South Post Chapel

Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact


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

Chaplain (Maj.) Terry E. Jarvis: Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Klon K. Kitchen, Jr.: 2ID Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jonathan Gibbs: Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Kwon Pyo:
terry.e.jarvis@korea.army.mil, 738-3917 klon.kitchen@korea.army.mil, 753-7274 jonathan.gibbs@us.army.mil, 732-7998 Kwon.pyo@korea.army.mil, 764-5455

Chaplain (Maj.) Daniel E. Husak: Chaplain (Capt.) Anthony Flores: Red Cloud Chaplain (Lt. Col) David Acuff: Chaplain (Capt.) Billy Graham:
daniel.husak1@us.army.mil, 736-3018 Anthony.wenceslao.flores@korea.army.mil, david.acuff@korea.army.mil, 732-6169 billy.graham@us.army.mil, 765-8991
753-7042
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USAG Red Cloud celebrates Christmas with tree lighting ceremonies

Family members hold vigil candles and sing Christmas carols on the steps of Camp Stanley’s Chapel during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony held on
Stanley Dec. 8. — U.S. Army photo by Robert Haynes

Santa hands gifts of candy and toys to children of Family members during the Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker (center) 2nd Infantry Division commander, throws
USAG-Casey Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Dec. 1. — U.S. Army photo the switch with children of Family members on Red Cloud to light up the USAG-
by Robert Haynes Red Cloud Christmas Tree Dec. 3. — U.S. Army photo by Robert Haynes

A trio of two flutes and a violin perform for Family members providing holiday 2nd Infantry Division Band Brass Quintet provides holiday music for the Camp
music for the USAG-Red Cloud Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony Dec. 3 in front Stanley Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the steps of the Stanley Theater
of Freeman Hall on Red Cloud. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jamal Walker Dec. 8. — U.S. Army photo by Robert Haynes
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Monument unveiled for legendary U.S. Army general


By Pfc. Song Chang-do
8th U.S. Army Public Affairs

SEOUL, Republic of Korea —The 59th memorial ceremony for former 8th U.S. Army
Commander Gen. Walton H. Walker took place in Seoul Dec. 3 to pay tribute to his sacrifice and
courage during the Korean War.
The ceremony was held in the middle of the street near Dobong Subway Station, the site where
Walker was killed in a jeep accident in 1950.
Many Korean War veterans and U.S. and Republic of Korea Soldiers attended the ceremony,
including veterans who fought together with Walker. They mourned the general during the ceremony,
recalling the Korean War 58 years ago when they were fighting at the last line of defense at the
Naktong River.
“Only 58 years ago, we were in a time of despair and General Walker saved us from the crisis at
the last fort of Naktong River,” said Kim Ri-Jin, chairman of the Memorial Foundation of the Late
Gen. Walker. “We are here to remember the sacrifices General Walker and other Soldiers have made.
Their great achievement will be remembered in eternity.”
Walker commanded 8th U.S. Army during the Korean War in 1950. With United Nations forces
under seige, he reversed the dire situation, retreating his Soldiers behind the Naktong River and forming
a defense parameter that prevented South Korea’s defeat and made the Incheon landing possible.
On Dec. 23, 1950, Walker was killed in a jeep accident. He was posthumously promoted to
four-star general and buried with full military honors at Arlington National Ceremony on Jan.
22,1951. A monument is unveiled near Dobong Subway Station in Seoul to honor the service of Gen.
Command Sgt. Maj. Robert A. Winzenried, the Command Sergeant Major for U.S. Forces Korea, Walton H. Walker, commander of the 8th U.S. Army during the Korean War in 1950. – U.S. Army
Combined Forces Command and 8th U.S. Army, spoke at the ceremony. photo by Pfc, Song Chang-do, 8th U.S. Army Public Affairs.
“When the outcome of the war was uncertain, he is one of our Army’s most storied combat
leaders, and his battle command is still studied today by the Army as the model of true courage,” who defended Korea.
said Winzenried. “On the wall of the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., these words are inscribed,
In honor of Walker, Dobong-gu District Mayor Choi Sun-Kil announced the establishment of ‘Freedom is not free,’” said Winzenried. “We all strive to honor the sacrifice General Walker and
the Walton Harris Walker monument near Dobong Subway Station in Seoul to mark the site of other Soldiers have made by doing our duty everyday and standing for freedom, no matter where
the general’s death. The monument pays tribute to the general and serves as a reminder of all those we serve.”

In an age where children often rebel against career,” said Mark. “As an equal opportunity
Civic responsibility leads to service parental guidance and struggle with coming of administrator in the Army I have to attend a
By Spc. Timothy N. Oberle Harris’s and their five children welcomed age issues, the Harris children have flourished lot of events and they come out and support
Special to the Morning Calm Mark’s niece and nephew following the tragic under the guise and wisdom of their mother. me all the time.” “It also serves as a teaching
death of their mother. Now with a total of Her common sense approach to parenting has tool to my children because my position in
HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Most two boys, Harold and Mark Jr. and five girls, led all of them to give back to the community equal opportunity is a unique opportunity
people spend years looking for a soul mate Keeria, Janay, Tyria, Readerlyn and Breana, as they have become young adults. to implement change and show them the
and have to travel great distances to meet the Harris’s became one cohesive unit ready Readerlyn and Breana volunteer for importance of diversity.”
that one special person. Master Sgt. Mark T. to battle the treacherous road of maintaining School Age Services, Keearia and Tyria both Mark’s 22 years of military service have
Harris, the equal opportunity administrator, a family in the military. volunteer on the weekends providing quality given him a unique perspective about
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, “The children really didn’t like all of the child care, Harold volunteers at the Civilian diversity. “I began my career as an infantry
2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, had the traveling at first, but they always remained Personnel Advisory Center, and Breana also soldier and really miss the camaraderie”
unique experience of growing up on a flexible, loving and supportive,” said Mark. volunteers at the Youth Center. Mark Jr. is said Mark. From an infantry Soldier Mark
Washington, D.C. playground with his “I am really proud of the way they deal with an active boy scout and is often involved in moved on to become an air traffic controller.
future wife Alethea M. Harris. Introduced challenges that military children face during community service. “I met people from all walks of life in both
involuntarily through their parent’s mutual permanent change of station periods.” Setting the example for her children’s positions,” said Mark. Currently Mark serves
friendship, Alethea and Mark took their The children’s attitude probably has gratuitous participation, Alethea actively as the Equal Opportunity Administrator for
playground romance to another level when something to do with the fact that Alethea, pursues volunteer work counseling new 2nd CAB and is actively involved in diversity
they dated off and on during high school, but Mark’s wife, homeschooled the children and mothers, volunteering her time to provide training and has the power to implement
didn’t have a serious relationship until Mark instilled in them a redeeming sense of moral the community with quality child care and change in areas of concern.
entered the U.S. Army. Together for 20 years and ethical values alongside their schoolwork. is an active member of the New Testament “I have really enjoyed my time in the
and married for 18, the Harris’s have never “I had the rare opportunity to really pour into Christian Church. military and enjoy being around Soldiers,
looked back. them some true life skills that I know will be Between all of the volunteer work Alethea but I know retirement isn’t to far away,”
Brought together by their strong sense beneficial to their survival as great citizens and her children provide, they make sure to said Mark. “My family has been great in
of civic duty, the Harris’s have gone to great in the community,” said Alethea. “I want to leave enough time to support their father in supporting me through my time in the
lengths to support their family, friends, and make a positive impact of how important it his military capacity. “My family goes out military, but I think they are looking forward
community. During the early 1990’s the is to give back.” of their way to support me in my military to settling down to one place.”

Early Birds Get the Bargains at Army & Air Force Exchanges
Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs Specials during the two-hour event scheduled for the 19th will include 75 percent off all Foster
Grant sunglasses, 50 percent of all Goody Hair Accessories as well as a variety of furniture discounts
DALLAS — Prices inside BXs and PXs will be dropping faster than the temperature outdoors ranging from $50 to $250.
this December as “early bird” shoppers will be rewarded with a flurry of discounts during two Shoppers who wait until the day before Christmas to finish marking everyone off their lists will be
limited special events from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. rewarded the morning of the 24th with offers ranging from 40 percent off Oshkosh brand children’s
“For just two hours on Sat., Dec. 19 and Thurs., Dec. 24, exchanges will offer exclusive clothing to 25 percent off all in-stock IPod accessories and Bluetooth headsets.
‘early bird’ discounts,” said the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Senior Enlisted Advisor BXs and PXs will distribute two pages of coupons for each “early bird” event beginning Dec. 12
CMSgt. Jeffry Helm. “These reduced prices will, of course, be in addition to the exceptional value and Dec. 17. Discounts reflected on the handouts provided from the 12th on will be honored from 7
exchanges offer every day.” a.m. to 9 a.m. Sat., Dec. 19 while coupons passed after the 17th will be accepted Thurs., Dec. 24.
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THE ARMY FAMILY COVENANT:


WHAT IT MEANS TO SINGLE PARENTS
★ Enhanced Quality of CYS Programs
★ Eliminated CYS registration fees

★ Increased Respite Child Care


★ Improved Medical Care

★ Created Army OneSource website to provide support for


geographically dispersed youth

★ Created tools to help fund off-post housing during transition and/or


separation periods
★ Established improved Deployment Cycle Support
★ Increased construction of new CYS facilities

★ Mitigates effects of deployment on children


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Gen. Chiarelli the Army’s Vice 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade
Chief of Staff visits Humphreys commemorates St. Barbara’s Day
By Pfc. Michael Vanpool “The Ancient and Honorable Order of
35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Public St. Barbara recognizes Soldiers who have
Affairs demonstrated an outstanding degree of
excellence in the ADA branch, contributed
OSAN AIR BASE — Air Defenders to recognition of ADA in the combined
of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade arms community and possess qualifications
reveled in accomplishments from the of both personal and professional nature
previous year and commemorated the ADA that set them apart from other Soldiers,”
branch during the Saint Barbara’s Day Ball at said Bell.
the Osan Officer’s Club here, Dec. 3. Some of the spouses of 35th ADA
The feast of Saint Barbara is celebrated Soldiers were initiated into the Honorable
at the end of the year on or about Dec. 4; Order of Molly Pitcher, which recognizes
it is traditionally recognized with a formal their devotion behind the scenes in ensuring
dinner and the presentation of the Order of continued success of the 35th ADA’s
Saint Barbara medallion to those who have missions and support.
distinguished themselves. The recipients of the Orders of St.
“The celebration of Saint Barbara’s Day Barbara and Molly Pitcher were presented
is a time-honored tradition shared among with medallions and plaques, as well as a
all Air Defense Artillery and Field Artillery tasting of the Air Defense grog.
units around the globe,” said Sgt. 1st Class “Artillery Punch has a long and glorious
Monica Bell, the master of ceremonies for history,” said Bell. “It is consumed in
the ball and equal opportunity advisor for preparation for battle as a source of courage,
the 35th ADA. “St. Barbara has been held as at solemn ceremonies such as this, or at any
Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, the Army’s 32nd Vice Chief of Staff visited U.S. the Patron Saint of Artillerymen and women time an Air Defender feels the need.”
Army Garrison Humphreys Dec. 5. During his visit, Chiarelli ate lunch with everywhere for hundreds of years.” The first ingredient added is a sample
Soldiers and Family Members at the Red Dragon Inn Dining Facility, toured Soldiers from the 35th ADA Brigade, of the punch from the previous year’s St.
the Community Fitness Center or Super Gym, received the Humphreys including the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air and Barbara’s Day Ball, ensuring a continuation
Transformation briefing from Garrison Commander Col. Joseph P. Moore Missile Defense and the 2nd Battalion, 1st of the grog from year to year.
and viewed construction progress on the newest land at Humphreys. ADA, were joined by Servicemembers from “The base traces its heritage to the
Mrs. Beth Chiarelli accompanied her husband during his visit to USAG- 7th Air Force, Republic of Korea ADA and original punch bowl ceremony and the
Humphreys. — U.S. Army photo by Lori Yerdon the Joint Tactical Ground Station. Honorary ingredients which we are about to add
Korean nationals were also present for the represent the spirit, camaraderie and
celebratory event. tradition of artillerymen and women

Community members welcome holidays


“The celebration of Saint Barbara’s Day is a time-
and Santa during tree-lighting ceremony honored tradition shared among all Air Defense Artillery
By Lori Yerdon Christmas tree. and Field Artillery units around the globe.”
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs Office With a flip of the switch, the community
tree lit up as well as 13 additional trees Sgt. 1st Class Monica Bell
H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N —
Humphreys’ community members enjoyed
located around “Christmas Tree Lane”. Equal Opportunity Advisor for 35th ADA Brigade
“The idea of a Christmas Tree Lane
Christmas caroling, warm beverages and originated about five years ago,” said Mike
an early visit from Santa Claus Dec. 7 at Mooney, Humphreys’ Family and Morale, Several Air Defenders from the 35th everywhere,” said Master Sgt. Frederick
Transformation Park during the annual Welfare and Recreation marketing chief. ADA and some of the Korean distinguished Cuffie, the noncommissioned officer in
Tree-lighting ceremony here. “The idea was to add something extra to the guests were inducted into the Honorable charge of operations for the 35th ADA
Col. Joseph P. Moore, USAG-Humphreys tree-lighting ceremony.” Order of St. Barbara. Brigade.
garrison commander and Command Each year, Humphreys’ units and
Sgt. Maj. Jason K. Kim, the garrison organization are eligible to decorate trees,
command sergeant major solicited help from display them on Christmas Tree Lane and
Humphreys’ children to light community compete for prizes.
This year, nine units and four
organizations displayed their trees – vying
for prizes awarded by FMWR.
As the trees lit the chilly night, the
Humphreys American School Middle
School chorus sang “Joy to the World” and
“Jingle Bells”. Several members of the crowd
joined in and sang.
Then, everyone’s attention turned
to flashing red lights coming from the
Fire Department’s ladder fire truck as it
approached Transformation Park.
The fire truck had a special passenger
aboard – Santa had arrived early. Children
flocked around the truck once it stopped
and Santa Claus handed out candy.
As the festivities came to an end at
Transformation Park, Santa and the crowd
headed toward the Community Activity
Center for a Holiday Social with cookies, Col. Brian Dunn (center), the commander of the 35th ADA Brigade, and Sgt. Maj. Micheal Leach
Santa arrives early to Humphreys and hands candy, hot cocoa and hot cider for everyone. (right), the command sergeant major of the 35th ADA Brigade, hand the previous year’s St.
out candy after the tree-lighting ceremony. Santa reappeared and posed for pictures with Barbara’s Day Ball punch to Sgt. Scott Smith (left), the command group noncommissioned officer
— U.S. Army photo by Lori Yerdon children of all ages. in charge for the 35th ADA Brigade. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Michael Vanpool
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News & Notes Eirene Philharmonic Orchestra set to perform on Humphreys


By Sarah Dobson
Traffic barrier replacement Area III FMWR Marketing
On Dec. 12 and 13, DPW is replacing the
traffic barriers on Freedom Road. The section
affected is near the main gate, in front of the
HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Family
Gateway Club. Traffic will be re-routed through and Morale Welfare and Recreation invites
the Alaska Mining Company parking lot. Detour the Humphreys’ community to celebrate
signs and road closure signs will be posted the holiday season at the first-ever Korean-
for motorists. Expect delays in this area as American Holiday Concert featuring the
we make improvements to our roadways and Eirene Philharmonic Orchestra, Dec. 16 at
please plan accordingly. the post theater.
The evening’s concert will combine the
160th S.O.A.R Recruiting Team
music of Korean and American cultures
The 160th Special Operations Aviation
Regiment recruiting team will be at USAG-
with a mix of classical, jazz, Christmas and
Humphreys and to have informational briefings traditional sounds.
Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 10 a.m., 2 The concert will also feature entertainment
and 5 p.m. in the 3-2 General Support Aviation from members of Humphreys’ community
Battalion classroom. For more information, call including: Staff Sgt. Michel Gordon,
Staff Sgt. Evans at 753-8063. Alpha Company, 304th Signal Battalion,
who recently competed at the Army-level Eirene Philharmonic Orchestra is set to perform at the post theater on Humphreys, Dec. 16.
Holiday Concert featuring the Eirene Rising Star Finals, Sgt. Hyung Ryul Park, Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 6:30 p.m. — Courtesy photo
Philharmonic Orchestra
557th Military Police Company, Sgt. 1st enriching lives through music and culture written eight number one songs, sold 75
Celebrate the Holidays with a Korean-American
Friendship Concert Dec. 16 in the Post theater
Class Fredlisha Lansana, Headquarters and – for not only communities throughout million records and worked with a range
starting at 6:30 p.m. The concert features the Headquarters Company, 194th Combat the world, but for the USAG-Humphreys of musical talents to include Frank Zappa
world-famous Eirene Philharmonic Orchestra. Sustainment Support Battalion and the community – during this season when many and the Mother of Invention, Heart, Kenny
Eirene stands for peace and harmony and they Humphreys American School Chorus. A of us are away from friends and Family. Loggins, Patti LaBelle, Santana, Chicago,
wish to share that with our community during special visit from Santa Claus will round off Bae is the Artistic Director and Principal the Pointer Sisters and more.
this festive Holiday Season. The concert will the night’s entertainment. Conductor of the Eirene Philharmonic Lindemann, hailed as one of the most
also host special performances from the USAG- Under the direction of Maestro Jong Orchestra, the Los Angeles Festival Orchestra celebrated trumpet soloists in history, has
Humphreys Scouts, Humphreys American Hoon Bae, the Eirene Philharmonic and the Korean-American Symphony in appeared in major concert venues around
School Chorus, American and KATUSA
Orchestra has adopted the mission to create Germany. the world playing lead trumpet for the
Soldiers and a special visit from Santa. Call
754-5875 for more information.
harmony beyond performing arts. Special performances from multi- Canadian Brass; he also presented a solo
Eirene stands for peace through harmony Grammy nominated Peter Wolf and command performance for Queen Elizabeth
Wanted: Youth Basketball coaches in the Greek language and the Eirene International Brass Personality of the Year II of England.
With basketball season just around the corner, Philharmonic Orchestra reinforces the Jens Lindemann will compliment the Doors at the post theater open at 5:30
Youth Sports is still in need of a few more strong Korean-American bond through the evening’s entertainment. p.m.; only 400 seats are available. The
coaches to make the season possible. Age beauty and power of music. Wolf, a world renowned composer, free concert begins at 6:30 p.m. For more
groups that need coaches are: 4 year olds, 7-8 The orchestra members are dedicated to producer, songwriter and arranger has information call 754-5875.
year olds, 11-12 year olds, and 13-15 year olds.
If interested in coaching a team, please e-mail
bradley.ficek@korea.army.mil or call 754-5051
or 010-5368-5051.

Volunteers needed
602nd Aviation Support Battalion
Cheongdam Middle School located in Anjeong-
ri needs volunteers for its monthly English Soldiers learn the finer points of
Village program from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Dec. 19.
Volunteers will participate in English-speaking
roles with students. For more information or to
self-defense
sign up by Dec. 16, call 754-7652. Staff Sgt. Ronald R.C. Helm (rear) puts Pfc. Kevin S. Burr
in a head lock during a Hand-to-Hand Combat class Sgt.
Combined Federal Campaign update Jody Long taught 602nd Aviation Support Battalion Soldiers
As of week nine, the Area III Combined Federal
recently. Students practiced moves on each other and taught
Campaign has collected $130,566.20 from
those moves to each other. The class is designed to instruct the
donors. $3986.00 of the donations went directly
back to Humphreys through the Family Services instructor and upon completion, students should be able to
Youth Program. If interested in contributing or pass on their knowledge to their units. Hand-to-Hand Combat
for more information on the Combined Federal prepares Soldiers to defend themselves in case they’re attacked
Campaign, call 753-7327. The CFC season while unarmed. — U.S. Army photo by Allexthea I. Carter
ends Dec. 15.

Overseas Housing Allowance Utility survey


All servicemembers in Korea who reside off post See Something; Say Something: Think safety while driving
and receive Overseas Housing Allowance are
By Dave Elger before they happen and stay alert.
encouraged to take the OHA utility survey. OHA
is a valuable entitlement for servicemembers
AREA III Health Promotion Coordinator In and around Humphreys, cars and
stationed overseas. The time spent answering trucks share the roadways with an abundance
the survey questions enables the Department HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Be of runners, walkers and cyclists. Ongoing
of Defense to set equitable OHA utility rates. honest - do you ever drive while talking on construction projects and narrow roadways
Participation in this year’s OHA Utility Survey your cell phone? How about changing a present additional hazards, not to mention
is critical to Families receiving equitable OHA CD, eating, or drinking? Distractions such soon-to-be arriving snow and ice.
utility allowance. All servicemembers in Korea as these are a major cause of motor vehicle The good news is most accidents
who reside off post and receive OHA may accidents, which according to Area III Safety involving motor vehicles can be prevented
access the survey Nov. 15 through Dec. 14 at
Manager Randy Turnage are a concern on by following a few simple rules: when you
http://175fmc.korea.army.mil.
USAG-Humphreys. are driving, stay alert at all times and don’t let
We want your stories! In November alone, there were 15 motor yourself get distracted; let your phone ring
We want to publish your stories and photos in vehicle accidents on and off post involving until you can safely pull over; slow down in Motorist should exercise caution each time they
the Morning Calm Weekly and on the USAG- Humphreys personnel. In most cases, construction zones and be aware of other get behind the wheel. — Courtesy photo
Humphreys Command Channel. Please send inattentive driving was the primary cause cars at every stop and go intersection. Above there to catch speeders and fines can be
any information or products to Lori Yerdon. Call said Turnage. all, keep your eyes peeled for pedestrians hefty. Be aware of them and monitor your
754-6132 for more information or e-mail lori. Driving is a privilege to be taken seriously. and cyclists. speed.
yerdon@korea.army.mil. When you’re behind the wheel, especially Finally, the cameras strategically located Let’s all have a safe and an accident-free
during peak drive times, anticipate problems on major highways throughout Korea are holiday season!
DECEMBER 11, 2009 USAG-HUMPHREYS USAG-H • PAGE 23
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Expecting a new addition to the family?


The key is to start planning early
By Capt. Daniel Choi series of forms. The most important forms
USAG-Humphreys Consolidated Legal will be the DS-2029 (Report of Birth
Center Abroad: http://www.state.gov/documents/
organization/83127.pdf ); SS-5 (SSN:
HUMPHREYS GARRISON — It has http://www.ssa.gov/online/ss-5.pdf; getting
been said that no one can truly prepare for a Social Security card for your newborn is
having a baby; readying the nursery, buying free of charge and a requirement in order
baby clothes and baby proofing the house are to enroll the child in DEERS); and DS-11
just a few of the things new parents have to (Passport: http://www.state.gov/documents/
think about when having a newborn. organization/79955.pdf ).
However, add to that the pressures of Furthermore, the parent must be able
having a newborn in a foreign country and to provide a birth certificate for the new
the stress level can go up exponentially. As born child. As mentioned above, this will
a servicemember in Korea, two of the most either be an original U.S. Military Hospital
common questions may be: “Where do I Birth Abroad certificate or a Korean Signed
get the birth certificate?” and “How do I and Sealed Envelope of Birth Abroad. Also
go about getting a passport and Report of necessary are the American citizen parents’
Birth Abroad for my newborn?” original U.S. birth certificate, passport or
For expectant servicemembers and their naturalization certificate; if married, the
spouses, the main key is to prepare early and parents’ original marriage certificate; also,
know what to expect. if applicable, an original divorce decree;
When a child is born in Korea to U.S. current valid photo identification (e.g.,
parents at an off-post facility, normally, the Military ID or current state driver’s license
hospital will issue a report or record of birth (two copies of both parents), and one photo
(the birth certificate). Depending on the of the child (2 inches by 2 inches) against
hospital, this document may or not be in a white background (available at the Visual
English. The parent should request a sealed Information Support Center, Bldg. S-756
copy of the report of birth, as well as another – a work order must be placed at https://
copy that can be translated into English at www.vios-west.army.mil/; contact Terri
a later time. A report of birth will always Donald at terri.v.donald@korea.army.mil; For expectant parents, planning early can be the key to success when having a child aboad.
be issued in English at a hospital on post. or any AAFES photo center) – the baby’s — Courtesy graphic
This form will be necessary in getting the eyes must be open against a plain white high, high school, or university transcript passport processing center, Bldg. 936, room
newborn a passport and social security card, background without the parents’ hands (copies are accepted), or a Leave and 118 (contact Mr. Kim at DSN 784-6719),
as well as the Report of Birth Abroad. showing. There will also be a fee associated Earning Statement or DD-214 (military along with the completed forms. The time
The birth of a child abroad to U.S. with procuring the passport and Report of personnel). frame to receive the passports and Report of
citizen parents should be reported as soon Birth Abroad. Payment should be made in Secondary evidence may be a letter of Birth Abroad is approximately two to three
as possible in order to establish an official the form of a money order made payable employment from a U.S. employer stating weeks. The Social Security Number will be
record of the child’s claim to U.S. citizenship to the “U.S. Embassy” in the amount of the work period and location and a W-2 delivered directly to the address provided by
at birth, e.g., a Consular Report of Birth $150 ($85 for the passport and $65 for the or copy of the current year tax return; the parents in four to six months because
Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of Report of Birth). passports with U.S. and foreign entry all applications must be mailed to the
America. The Consular Report of Birth or If only one of the parents is an American stamps and Korean Immigration Entry and United States for printing and processing
FS-240 is furnished to the parents at the citizen, the American citizen parent must Exit Certificate; or utility bills and rental purposes since there is no Social Security
time the registration is approved by the U.S. submit proof of having physically resided agreements for a U.S. residence. Administration office here in Korea.
Embassy. This process takes approximately in the U.S. for five years (at least two years Due to the complex nature of the entire Congratulations on the new addition to
two to four weeks. must be after age 14). At least one item of process, it is recommended that the parents your Family and good luck!
Parents will be required to complete a proof must be primary evidence: a junior bring the newborn to the Osan Air Base

Army Family Team Building turning 15 years old: Humphreys community invited to celebrate
By Crystal Christian manage change and accept challenges. There
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs Office are currently 221 active programs world-
wide and more than 20,000 volunteers and
HUMPHREYS GARRISON — Army paid staff.
Community Service and the Humphreys “My goal is to equip the Army community
community will join volunteers and staff with strategies to cope as well as the resources
for Army Family Team Building’s annual they need to know they are not alone and
birthday celebration Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. know they can reach out for help if needed,”
until 1 p.m. at ACS, Bldg. 311. said Stefanie Cole, AFTB Instructor.
Army Family Team Building is a The program trains Army Families
volunteer-led organization with an objective in the Humphreys community through
to train individuals to function at a high- several courses: AFTB Levels I, II and III
level of success in any situation with and Concept Blocks once a month. AFTB
minimal support. Instructor training is conducted quarterly.
The AFTB Program has evolved into a AFTB Level I teaches the basics about the
program that meets the educational needs of military way of life. In Level II, attendees
the Army Family, providing Family members are trained on growing into community
with the necessary skills and knowledge to leaders. Leadership is the focus of AFTB
enhance family readiness. Level III. Concept Blocks are half-day
AFTB is a direct result of lessons learned training sessions on topics such as “Army
from Operation Desert Storm and Desert 101”, “Spouse Boot Camp” and “Change
Shield about the self-reliance that was Can be Good”.
needed for the Army family. “This is a wonderful time to promote Humphreys Family Members cut the cake during last year’s Army Family Team Building birthday
It is the goal of the AFTB Program to the positive learning experiences AFTB celebration. — U.S. Army photo by Lori Yerdon
educate Soldiers, Family Members and offers the entire Army Family,” said Suzanne Everyone is invited to attend AFTB’s and giveaways. For more information, call
civilians globally to adapt to Army life, James, ACS director. birthday celebration; there will be cake 753-8401 or humphreysaftb@live.com.
DECEMBER 11, 2009 USAG-DAEGU USAG-D • PAGE 25
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Tree lightings reflect the spirit of giving Overseas housing


By Chaplain(Lt. Col.) Pyo, Gwon allowance survey
USAG-Daegu Chaplin
Servicemembers throughout Area IV
are reminded at this writing that there
DAEGU GARRISON — The Area IV is still time to participate in the Annual
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremonies recently Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA)
brought people across the community Utility Survey for Korea.
together to celebrate the season of love and The survey, which is conducted
grace. The holiday season reminds us of annually by the Defense Travel
the love of God. We celebrate life together Management Office (DTMO) is
recognizing that we are brothers and sisters designed to collect utility and recurring
in God’s love regardless of our race, skin maintenance expense data from service
color, language and ethnicity. members who receive OHA. The data,
In true holiday spirit of Christmas, Area which is collected by DTMO, is used
IV Protestant congregations collected over to compute OHA Utility and Recurring
5 million Won ($4776) and donated it to Maintenance Allowances for service
Elder Park, the director of “Love and Hope members worldwide.
Orphanage” during the Camp Walker Tree All Service members in Korea who
Lighting Ceremony. reside off-post and receive OHA are
Love and Hope Orphanage provides highly encouraged to take the survey
care for mentally and physically at https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/
handicapped children. Although they oha/survey/novoha.html or via the
may be handicapped in many ways, they 175th Financial Management Center
are still beautiful children of God created (FMC) website https://175fmc.korea.
in his image. We pray that through this army.mil.
small token of our love, these little children The survey will be available through
may know that God cares. And people Dec. 14 and may be taken at work or
care, too. When we share burdens of life at home.
each other, they get lighter; when we share
love, it multiplies! God’s richest blessings
— See HOUSING on Page 28—
and peace to our little friends in Love and
Hope Orphanage in Daegu.
This year more than 200 people braved
the cold weather, including many young
children. U.S. Army Garrison Daegu
Commander, Col. Terry D. Hodges and
about 30 children pulled the rope tied to (TOP) USAG Daegu Commander Col. Terry D. Hodges (left) presents Elder Park (farright) of
the switch box to activate the holiday lights. Daegu’s Love and Hope Orphanage with a sizable donation collected by Area IV Protestant
The excitement from children filled the air, congregations during the Dec. 2 Camp Walker tree lighting ceremony — U.S. Army photo
when Santa arrived in a red fire truck. It was by Gu, Youjin
a beautiful evening with beautiful people (BOTTOM) The Camp Carroll tree lighting ceremony was held in front of the Community
coming to together enjoy the holiday spirit Activity Center, Dec. 4. Hundreds of people from the Waegwan community came out to
of love and grace. support the event regardless of cold weather. — U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Kim, ChangHyun

Command energy behind boost in CFC contributions


Campaign was USAG Daegu Commander dollar, and the minimum payroll deduction
Col. Terry D. Hodges, along with CSM is one dollar per month for Soldiers, and
David R. Abbott. “The leadership used one dollar per pay period for civilian
any opportunity it could, particularly employees. There is no limit to the amount
local community events, to promote the of your contributions or to the amount of
importance of the Combined Federal charities that you can contribute to.
Campaign,” Rosalie said. Manning the “With that said, although a slow
CFC stations, and speaking to soldiers economy has had a great impact on many
and family members one-on-one, gave the areas of income and finances, that impact
campaign a boost, and I think it energized has not stopped people from giving to
the individual contributor. Thanks to CFC. Of course, the state of the economy is
the help of commanders within the on the minds of some folks, but thankfully
community, Area IV has, to date, increased it has not prevented them from making
the amount of contributors from last contributions.”
year by 13 percent, and raised more than When asked how, if at all, CFC
$100,000. Currently, with less than five differs from similar campaigns, Rosalie
days left in this year’s campaign (Dec. 15), explained that CFC consolidates charitable
we anticipate these numbers will increase solicitations…including the Family
significantly,” she said. Support and Youth Programs, and local
USAG Daegu leadership reach out to the Area IV community in support of the 2009 Combined Rosalie said that there are numerous charities, into one campaign. “The CFC
Federal Campaigh (CFC). Soldiers, family members and civilians contribute to the success reasons to contribute to CFC. “Under campaign is conducted once a year, thereby
of the annual campaign which is recognized Armywide. — U.S. Army photo by Mary Grimes CFC, each charity has been screened by a lowering the cost for participating charities
According to Marleen Rosalie, chief, committee of federal employees, ensuring and making it easier and more convenient
By Mary Grimes
administrative services division, human its legitimacy; CFC’s administrative than ever for federal employees to support
USAG-Daegu Public Affairs
resources directorate, USAG Daegu, “Area expenses are low and have the effect of the charitable organizations closest to their
IV leadership has shown their support by reducing overhead for each participating heart,” she commented.
CAMP HENRY — In support of this year’s hosting a community CFC Kickoff event, organization; and your contributions to With time winding down for this year’s CFC
annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), along with a cake cutting ceremony that CFC are tax deductible.” Campaign, Rosalie said, “It’s important for
it wasn’t solicitation, but old `fashioned drew a sizeable number of people from While command support may determine everyone to remember that every contribution
determination that was the incentive behind across the community, to the Camp Walker the success of the CFC campaign, it is the counts. No contribution is too small, and a
the efforts of U.S. Army Garrison Daegu’s post exchange (PX) where CFC activities contributions made by individuals that little goes a long way.” She then added, “By
leadership to get out and spread the word were held.” keep many charities afloat. Said Rosalie, giving to CFC, you make a world of difference
about the joy of giving. Leading the charge in this year’s CFC “The minimum cash contribution is one by helping your fellow man.”
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t News & Notes Winterize your baby, then you can chill
Driver’s Education Training
For DOD, Youth 15 yrs 9 months-19
yrs of age classes begin Jan.11
and will last approximately 6 weeks.
(Classes/Training will be held during
after school hours. Costs include
classroom instruction, observations
& drivers training.) Minimum eight
students required. Cost is $ 500.
Register now at CYS Services CER
(Building # 257) on Camp Walker. For
more information please call Juhwan
Kolath at 764-5822.

AAFES / DECA Area IV


Community Advisory Council
AAFES / DECA Area IV Community
Advisory Council will be held at main
chapel Annex on Camp Walker,
3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Dec. 11. For more
information, call AAFES(764-5188) or
DECA(764-5310).
(LEFT) Camp Henry auto mechanic Young-kwang Ju provides much needed anti-freeze to a vehicle that is undergoing maintenance, and
Operation Santa Claus 2009 being winterized in preparation for the coming cold weather. (RIGHT) Ju conducts an anti-freeze and coolant test as part of the car care and
On Thursday, Dec. 24, your military winterizing process at the Camp Henry Auto Crafts Shop. — U.S. Army photos by Gu, Youjin
post offices (MPOs) will conduct a
second unit mail call early that evening. By Gu, You-jin have to check for things like anti-freeze, bulk of the repairs for themselves, it is
The purpose of this second mail call USAG-Daegu Public Affairs Intern functionality of windshield wipers and there that the vehicle driver can receive
is to ensure that all mail received in wear and tear of tires. It’s the seemingly instructions on how to manage the upkeep
theater by 1:30 p.m. on Christmas CAMP HENRY — A cool car may not small and obvious things that can leave a of their vehicle. “We can train individuals
eve is available for delivery to the be able to handle the winter chill, if routine driver stranded on the side of the road,” on how to do things like changing oil,
addressee prior Christmas day. maintenance is not kept up. So says Won he added. engine tune-ups, and rotating or changing
Sik Kim, auto crafts shop manager at U.S. Another big mistake made by vehicle tires. We’re more than happy to assist
Personal Property Movement Army Garrison Daegu, Camp Henry, where owners is that new vehicles are not likely drivers in doing what we can to ensure
Branch Closure keeping vehicles serviceable is a matter of to fail the driver. “All vehicles require the their vehicle is safe and ready for the road.”
The Personal Property Movement constant routine. constant attention of the owner,” Kim said. Kim added that while the auto crafts shop
Branch USAG Daegu will be closed “ With winter fast approaching, “Although the latest cars may be of greater may not be able to fix all the troubles
Thursday, Dec. 17, from 8 a.m. to vehicle owners will need to step up quality, the owners still must conduct regular associated with a vehicle, it will, when
noon, to perform required training their maintenance practices,” said Kim. maintenance. It is the safe thing and the best possible, recommend a reputable repair
for the staff. We apologize for any “Vehicles must always be safe. Maintenance thing for the vehicle and the occupants.” shop in the Daegu community.
inconvenience this training may cause. is basic and essential for any vehicle at all When it comes to slippery roads and Kim said that authorized users of the
For information, call 768-6745. times. This is especially so if long distance rain-slick highways, Mother Nature is not auto crafts shop will find Wednesday to
traveling is involved,” biased. “It doesn’t matter where you’re be the busiest day of the week. “Since the
Photography Appointments
The Auto Crafts Shop provides driving – whether here in Korea or abroad, shop is closed on Monday and Tuesday, we
Need a DA Photo, command photo or
authorized car owners a variety of services. the most common accidents during the have a lot of people that will stop by on
passport photo? All Visual Information
The services range from car-washing to winter season are a result of slippery roads,” Wednesdays. That’s fine, but you’ll find a day
Support Center Photo Studios operate
engine exchange. Said Kim, “Here at the he explained. “Although drivers may not like Sunday to be quiet and with less traffic.
by appointment only. Plan early for the
auto crafts shop, we provide both major see what we call black ice… frozen ice on Weekends are also a good time to come in
upcoming SFC promotion board by
and minor maintenance. However, we don’t the road, it’s there and it can cause severe and work on your vehicle at your leisure. Use
scheduling your appointment today. Log
allow auto transmission services because accidents. Early morning drivers must be of the auto crafts shop is free, and for that
onto the Visual Information Ordering
this job is too complex and requires an especially careful because this seemingly kind of deal everybody should be even more
Site with your CAC card at www.vios.
enormous amount of time.” invisible ice can be tricky. Curves can also motivated to stop by and do what they can
army.mil, Camp Henry building 1865.
Kim, who has spent nearly two decades be an enemy,” explained Kim. to ensure the safety of their vehicle and their
For information, call 768-7219.
in the auto business, said that individuals For the driver in need of assistance in family while on Korea’s highways.”
TRICARE Outpatient Survey have the responsibility of ensuring their bringing his vehicle up to speed, Kim said Individuals needing more information
Your feedback is important to vehicle is safe to be on the highways. “For that the Camp Henry auto crafts shop is or assistance on winterizing their vehicle
TRICARE. Please complete the many drivers, it’s the common sense things the place to visit. Although the auto crafts can call the Camp Henry auto crafts shop
outpatient survey located on the that often are overlooked.” he said. “People shop is designed for car owners to do the at 768-8164.
quick links portion of the 65th Medical
Brigade Web site www.korea.amedd.
army.mil if you have visited one of 501st Returns from ‘Warpath III’, support of 2ID
our host nation partnership hospitals.
By CW4 Austin Brown the first U.S. Army division to use the and other supported units had all of the
Remember, on and off post, you are resources necessary to engage and destroy
501st SBDE Public Affairs new Warfighters’ Simulation (WARSIM)
always our patient. For information, the enemy.
system.
call 736-9130. CAMP CARROLL — The 501st By understanding 2ID’s plan and
The 501st played a critical role by
Sustainment Brigade has just returned to ensuring that 2ID’s battle command predicting the supply and maintenance
We Want Your Stories
home station at Camp Carroll after two training was relevant and realistic for requirements that 2ID would need, the
If you want to advertise any events or
weeks of supporting the 2nd Infantry sustainment supply and maintenance as 501st SBDE ensured that the combatant
information for the Area IV community
Division’s command post exercise “Warpath they fought and defeated the enemy. commander had the freedom to execute
in the Morning Calm Weekly, please
III.” In today’s modular army a sustainment his tactical operations, enabling 2ID to
send an e-mail to Cpl. Park Kyung-
During armistice, the 501st provides brigade, like the 501st SBDE, is designed defeat the enemy and successfully meet
rock, kyungrock.park@korea.army.mil
ongoing maintenance and supply to provide direct support any U.S. Army their training objectives.
or 768-8070 for Camp Walker, Henry
sustainment to 2ID, but every fall the 501st units in the area and on order support our This highly successful relationship
and George and contact Cpl. Lee
deploys the Brigade Tactical Operations sister U.S. military services or coalition between 2ID and 501st SBDE demonstrated
Dodam, dodam.lee@korea.army.mil
Center to Camp Casey to support the partners. once again the exceptional tactical and
for Camp Carroll.
divisions battle staff training. During the “WARPATH III” exercise technical proficiency of the US and ROK
During this year’s exercise 2ID became the 501st SBDE ensured that the 2ID Soldiers and KATUSAs.
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Cirque Holidays Wonderland a big hit


By Kang, Hye-jin
USAG-Daegu Public Affairs Intern

CAMP WALKER — If you were among


there in search of something special, then
most likely you found it at the recently
held “Cirque Holidays Wonderland”
performance at Camp Walker’s Kelly
Gym.
According to MWR officials, the holiday
festivity brought more than 200 members
of the community to see elves, marionettes,
giants, flying Christmas angels, and
incredible feats of strength to what many
are calling “a dream of a show.” Amazingly,
less than 30 performers and staff members
had the enormous job of preparing for the
highly successful event.
Daniel Stover, a performer with the
Holiday Wonderland crew said, “Our team
has been performing for nearly ten years.
We’re so happy to be here in Daegu. To
date, we’ve put on two shows for Korea.
As in every performance, we try to be as
creative and exciting as possible.”
Echoing similar sentiments, Nicolas J,
another Wonderland performer said, “We
appreciate the audiences as much as they
appreciate us. Performing for the Army is
really special for us. We always want to
Close to 250 fiiled Camp Walker’s Kelly Gym to see the show, Cirque Holidays Wonderland. The arrival of Santa Claus marked the end of
bring them our best, and we are determined
the musical dream show in Area IV. — U.S. Army photo by Kang, Hye-jin
to do just that no matter what.”
That no matter what came with a price, nothing kept us from putting on this have worked in Area IV for a long time,and most impressive show I’ve ever seen. The
according to Nicolas. “While preparing show for the soldiers and their families,” I have attended many performances. Unlike framework of the story was really organized.
for the show, some of us incurred injuries. he said. any other performance I’ve seen, this I could feel that the performers put all of
Nevertheless, we worked through the Praising the show from start to finish, Ki- show allowed for audience participation. their energy into their work. If this cirque
challenge and the pain to make sure hyon Song, USAG Daegu employee said, “I Cirque Holidays Wonderland is by far the is held again, I’ll come again.”
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AREA IV Job Opportunities


ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER VACANCY GRADE LOCATION CLOSE DATE

APF US CITIZEN POSITIONS


Camps Henry, Walker

KOEZ09632200 Logistics Management Spec YA-2 403rd Spt Bde Dec. 11


KOEZ09914547 Security Specialist GS-9 837th Trans Bn Dec. 18
KOEZ09589904D Supv Substance Abuse Spec YC-2 USAG, DHR, ASAP Dec. 24
KOEZ09589904R Supv Substance Abuse Spec YC-2 USAG, DHR, ASAP Dec. 24

Camps Carroll

KOEZ09924132 Supv Quality Assurance Specialist GS-12 MSC-K Dec. 18


KOEZ09907410 Maintenance Manager YC-3 MSC-K Dec. 21

NAF US CITIZEN POSITIONS


Camps Henry, Walker

KRNAFEZ09-018-K4-R1 Recreation Asst. (Lead Life Guard) NF-2 USAG, MWR, CRD Dec. 15

CONTRACTOR POSITIONS
Camps Henry

N/A ESL Instructor N/A Central Tex Coll Until Filled


N/A F/T Human Resources N/A SERCO, MPD Until Filled
N/A P/T Human Resources N/A SERCO, MPD Until Filled

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OHA is a valuable entitlement for OHA utility rates. Before answering the the utility and maintenance portion will utility supplement is already included in
Service members stationed overseas. By survey questions, respondents should be required. Respondents whose utilities their OHA.
taking the time and effort to complete review actual bills or records of their utility are included in their rent are not required For further information, please contact
the survey, Service members enable the and maintenance expenses for the last to report the actual monthly average of Master Sgt. Schliesleder at DSN 725-
Department of Defense to set equitable twelve months. A monthly average for utility bills because a monthly flat rate 5202.
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