NOVEMBER 4, 2011

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NOVEMBER 4, 2011

Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea

Volume 10, Issue 5

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Haunted barracks Page 6

Itaeweon Festival Page 9

Child Care Fees increase slightly Page 13

Panetta’s first visit:
23rd Secretary of Defense holds town hall meeting for Servicemembers in Korea
By Staff Sgt. Cody Harding cody.harding@us.army.mil
YONGSAN GARRISON — The 23rd Secretary of Defense, Leon E. Panetta, marked his first visit to Korea as Defense Secretary with a Town Hall Meeting inside Collier Community Fitness Center for the Servicemembers and Families of Yongsan Garrison, Oct. 26. Panetta, who stepped down as the Director of Central Intelligence to take the position in July, started the town hall by thanking the Soldiers for their service in the military. Panetta himself served in the United States Army, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant as a military intelligence officer. “Our democracy, from its very beginnings, was designed to be dependent on citizens who are prepared to give something back to the nation,” Panetta said. “Whether it was the forefathers, whether it was the pioneers, whether it was the immigrants; all of those came to understand how important our country was, what it represented to the world. They came to understand that it could only be strong if there were people willing to give something back to the country.” His discussion then moved onto the importance of

— See PANETTA, Page 2 —
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meets with U.S. and Korea Servicemembers stationed throughout the South Korean peninsula on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 26. He called the United States a Pacific nation and a force of peace and prosperity in the region. — U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding

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Major Gen. James E. Rogers, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command commander, shakes hands with Soldiers of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, during a visit to D Battery’s motor pool. — U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Casey Harrell

Panetta: U.S.-Korea alliance remains strong
His last topic concerned the Military in light of the economic recession, and stated the President’s points concernserving and the strength of the nation being with its diver- ing the way ahead: Remain the best military in the world, sity. He called on his own background, both of his parents to stop a “hollowing” of the force similar to what was faced having immigrated from Italy to the U.S. in the 1930s, to after other major conflicts, to cut areas of inefficiency and to save as much as possible, and to keep faith with those curgive an example. “My father would say to my brother and I, for everything rently serving in the Military by guaranteeing the benefits America gave them, we owed something back to this coun- they signed up with. “You have been asked time and time again to war zones,” try,” said Panetta. “I am a believer in public service. I believe public service is what makes our country strong, because explained Panetta. “You have been asked to deploy away there are those willing to give something back. That is what from home, to put your lives on the line. And we ask you to do that based on the promise of certain benefits for you you are all about.” After his talk on service, he turned his attention to the and your families. We are not going to pull back on what we promised.” alliance between the Republic He repeated his promise, of Korea and the United States, Get more info in Digits: given earlier in the year, that repeating the U.S. commitScan here, or go to http://bit.ly/ any changes regarding retirement to defend its partner. He tCGnrw for photos of this event. ment and benefits would not called the United States a Paaffect those already serving cific nation and a force of peace in the Military. He called it and prosperity, calling on the ‘grandfathering’ in the Soldiers men and women of the Armed serving, and said that the adForces to help strengthen that ministration would stick to the presence, reminding the crowd about the Korean War that took place during his childhood. promises made to the troops. After his segment, Panetta turned over the town hall for “We came here to Korea to help defend this country,” Panetta said. “A lot of blood was spilled, by our forces and the questions from the Servicemembers who had come to see Korean forces. As a result of that, we have a South Korea him and their concerns. Questions ranged from specifics that is a nation that has grown strong and independent, on his plans for retirement benefits to tuition for Soldiers that really represents the kind of nation that will be an im- to continue their higher education, both inside the military and out in the civilian world. portant ally to the United States in the Pacific region.” Panetta’s presentation ended with a standing ovation He talked about America’s future, in the view both the Military and the Nation. He called the last ten years a ‘turn- from the audience. After the questions were asked, the asing point’ for America overseas and at home, noting the sembled were offered a coin and a handshake from Panetprogress made in combating terrorist networks, the NATO ta as he thanked each one of them for their service to the mission in Libya and the drawdown in Iraq written by Presi- country. Over 300 coins were passed, each with a pledge of support and the thanks of the Secretary of Defense. x dent Bush and followed by President Obama.
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CULTURE

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Police Blotter
The following entries were excerpted from the police blotters the previous week. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. Area I Curfew Violation. Subject was found to be in violation of the USFK-wide curfew in Dongducheon Entertainment District, Dongducheon. Military police identified the subject through his ID card. He was apprehended and transported to provost marshal’s office at U.S. Army Garrison Casey where he was administered a portable breath test with a result of .29 percent blood-alcohol content. Failure to Pay Just Debt. Investigation by military police revealed at approximately 6 p.m. Oct. 22, two unknown males departed the Bowling Alley at Camp Casey without rendering proper payment. A bowling-alley worker stated the two unknown males told him they would be back from the ATM with proper payment but fled the scene. Estimated cost of loss is 54,000 Won. Area II Curfew Violation. Subjects 1 and 2 were found to be in violation of the USFK-wide Curfew in Itaewon. Military police observed they were consuming alcoholic beverages and identified them through DBIDS after they claimed to be teachers at Seoul University. The DBIDS check also revealed Subject 2 was under the legal age for consuming alcohol. He was searched, apprehended and transported to Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital, where he was administered an blood-alcohol test with results pending. Both were transported to the provost marshal’s office at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan where they were advised of their legal rights. Area IV Aggravated Assault With Grievous Bodily Harm. Investigation revealed that Subjects 1 and 2 assaulted Victim 1 from behind after he exited the Old Skool Club with his girlfriend after 2 a.m. Following the assault, the victim was admitted to the Dongsan Medical Center, Daegu, where he was diagnosed with Pneumocephalus (the presence of air within the cranial cavity) and multiple closed fractures to his skull and facial bones. Witness interviews revealed Subject 1 and the Victim were involved in several verbal altercations during the night just prior to the assault, wherein Subject 1 accused the Victim of being a “Snitch” and threatened to physically assault him. Subject 1 was transported to the U.S. Army Regional Correctional Facility at Camp Humphreys where he was placed in pre-trial confinement. Efforts to fully identify Subject 2 are ongoing. Investigation continues.

This is a High Dynamic Range photo of the interior of one of the palace rooms at Changdeokgung palace in Seoul. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its Huwon Garden — a pleasure garden for the kings of Joseon — is considered one of the finest examples of Korean Garden design. Guided tours are available; English tours are 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Admission (not including guided tours) is 3,000 won. — U.S. Army photo by R. Slade Walters

Changdeokgung Palace

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off–post events and activities
Dream Forest Art Center Since it opened last year, Dream Forest has provided residents of Seoul’s northern neighborhoods with an urban oasis to relax in and commune with the forest spirits. This forest, however, is more than a clump of trees—it doubles as a cultural space, with galleries, museums and performance halls hidden amidst its woods, hills and streams. As the park’s flagship arts venue, Dream Forest Arts Center brings together two catchphrases in urban design— “culture” and “eco-friendly” —to produce a first-class cultural space that simultaneously entertains, enlightens and relaxes. ‘Magical’ Mungyeong Drive south from Seoul in the direction of Chungju and you’ll eventually come to the towering peaks of the Sobaeksan Mountains. From there, climb the Ihwaryeong Pass (or pass through the slightly less dramatic Ihwaryeong Tunnel) and you arrive in the “magical” land of Mungyeong, with majestic mountains and crystal clear rivers flowing through green valleys. For 500 years the gateway to Korea’s southeastern region of Yeongnam, Mungyeong hosted travelers for generations: traders peddling their wares, officials conducting provincial inspections, and young scholars heading to the royal capital of Seoul to take the all-important civil service exam. These days, however, Mungyeong is hosting travelers of an entirely different sort. Visitors come to Mungyeong to take in its pristine natural environment and tasty-yet-healthy foods. Rather than being just a transit point, it has become a destination in itself -- the “homeland of well-being.” Nowhere is this more apparent than in the wide variety of wholesome agricultural goods and foodstuffs the city produces. Capturing the natural essence of the land from which they came, Mungyeong’s foods enrich both body and soul. Korea’s War Museum Korea’s War Museum is across the street from Korea’s Department of Defense, and next to U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. It is a fitting place. Its impressive granite facade and surrounding park with vintage airplanes and tanks catch the eyes of people passing by along the main road. The museum building has 6 display rooms showing an almost 5,000-year history of foreign invasions, from before the Three Kingdoms Period through the Korean War. The park surrounding the museum is filled with aircraft, tanks, and other fighting machines from the Korean War to the present. One of the most impressive fixtures is the vintage B-52. Just inside the entrance sit an M-47 “Patton” tank from the U.S. Army and a K-1 “88” tank from the Korean Army, silently guarding the museum. One of the most moving scenes is the statue of two brothers (one from the North, one from the South) meeting on the battlefield, a poignant reminder of the more than 10 million Korean families still separated by the Korean War. The Demilitarized Zone The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the symbol of the ideological dispute between North and South Korea and poignant reminder of the Korean War (1950-53), winds 155 miles across the Korean Peninsula. The last remaining vestige of the Cold War, the closed border region between North and South Korea highlights the fact that the Korean War did not end. An uneasy truce continues between the antagonists, but no peace treaty has ever been signed. Review the Korean War and the various parts of the DMZ.

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By Colonel Hank Dodge Garrison Red Cloud Commander

Military families render selfless service

CAMP RED CLOUD – November is Military Family Appreciation Month and the theme this year is “Taking Care of Those Who Care for You.” The intent of this observance is to thank military families for their selfless sacrifices and support. As a senior Army officer and Commander with numerous deployments to places like Bosnia, Kosovo, Haiti, Iraq and Afghanistan, I assure you that nothing eases a Soldier’s mind more than knowing that his loved ones back home are being well taken care of while he or she is off fighting our nation’s wars. The strain of numerous deployments on military families since 9/11 is well documented. The 36th Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., addressed this issue when he and his wife Sheila visited our Soldiers and their families at Camp Casey last December. Gen. Casey understands the rigors of a military lifestyle better than most. He told a story about how he traveled with his military family across the nation from post to post and that his mother’s motto was “make the best of it.” He said it’s asking too much for families today to just “make the best of it.” Other people from “small-town” USA all the way to the White House agree, and they are rallying around military families like never before in our history. Just last April, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, introduced a national initiative called “Joining Forces.” That effort calls on people of all walks of life across our great nation to join in efforts to support and honor our service members and their families. The First Lady and Dr. Biden brought that message to the first game of the World Series in St. Louis on Oct. 20, where they participated in a special pre-game ceremony honoring veterans and military families. Major League Baseball even dedicated the game between the St. Louis Cardinals

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and Texas Rangers to our veterans and their families. The White House home page for Joining Forces states that “1% of Americans may be fighting our wars, but we need 100% of Americans to be supporting our troops and families. Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden are asking Americans to get involved in any way they can.” Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg were among the celebrities to jump on the bandwagon. Each recorded a public service announcement for “Joining Forces”, which aims to remember and support our military families. Events to honor military families in Warrior Country will be held in the Camp Red Cloud Army Community Service Center, bldg. 16, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m.; Camp Stanley’s FRG and Family Outreach Center, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. and the Camp Casey Exchange Food Court, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. We simply couldn’t execute the missions expected of us without the unwavering support of our families. Throughout the year and especially during this month, we salute our Army families who stand proudly by us at home and abroad, and thank them for their extraordinary service, and personal contributions to our Army and our nation. x

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Participants in the Army Family Action Plan Conference listen to community issues the delegates presented at Camp Casey Oct. 28. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Lee Jae-gwang

AFAP delegates cite local concerns
Health care, shopping needs among Warrior Country’s top issues
By Franklin Fisher franklin.s.fisher@us.army.mil
CAMP CASEY – A grass-roots panel of Area I Soldiers and civilians has told senior leaders that the fast-growing area needs more robust medical services and better shopping choices at commissaries and exchanges. Those were among issues the panel voted the top quality-of-life concerns during the Army Family Action Plan conference held Oct. 27 - 28 at the Camp Casey Community Activity Center. Other issues put forward were the need for an auto parts store serving Area I; whether servicemembers living off-post are being overcharged for utilities; a need to give newly arrived Soldiers and families some basic instruction in Korean language and culture; and a scarcity of on-post job opportunities for family members. commander Col. Hank Dodge. AFAP forums are held yearly at Those issues will next be taken up by Army installations worldwide and aim a steering committee of Area I leaders to pinpoint what quality-of-life issues headed by Dodge, said Linda Hough, are most pressing within military U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud’s chief communities. Army leaders then move of ACS. to resolve the issues whenever possible, Their goal will be to resolve as many A panel of more than 40 AFAP of the issues as possible at the local delegates composed of Soldiers, family level. Those that call for resources or members and a retiree met to identify other means not available within Area which community issues they believed I will be passed up to a similar panel at were most in need of action, said Su-jin the Eighth U.S. Army level. McClintock, AFAP program manager Any that can’t be resolved there are with U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud sent to the Department of the Army for Army Community Service. possible action. “It’s a very close-knit community Dodge told delegates he believes here and it’s changing and they think “most” of the issues they identified they have an opportunity to have a can be resolved locally, and he assured say in the changes,” Dani Condon, 26, them the effort would be made. one of the participants, said of those “You guys are part of the fix,” said taking part. She’s the wife of Spc. Dodge. “And it doesn’t just stop here. John Condon of 1st Battalion, 15th It goes on.” Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry And for issues not within his direct Division. control as garrison commander, “we’ll The delegates were formed into four push it up” to higher Army levels, he work groups, each with its own category said. of issues: medical and dental; family Pfc. Marjorie Jones was designated support, and two groups focusing on by her unit to serve as an AFAP force support and entitlements. delegate. She’s with Company A, 1st They chose by vote a list of eight Brigade Special Troops Battalion. top issues “I was after sifting hoping I through 87 could be concerns a part of submitted making to Area I some kind was hoping officials of change,” over the I could be a part of she said. past year by She’d co m m u n i t y making some kind of n e v e r m e m b e r s , change.” h e a r d McClintock — Pfc. Marjorie Jones of AFAP said. b e f o r e 2ID, an AFAP conference participant a r r i v i n g T h o s e final eight in Korea issues were presented at an Oct. 28 but has since heard the conferences briefing to an audience of senior Area typically lead to important community I leaders, including Brig. Gen. Charles improvements. L. Taylor, the 2ID’s assistant division “They have made changes,” said commander (maneuver) and U.S. Jones. “It made me feel important, like, Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I my opinion will matter.” x

AFAP Issues
Delegates to the Army Family Action Plan conference reviewed nearly 90 issues submitted by community members and selected eight to present to Warrior Country leaders for further review.

MEDICAL & DENTAL

Issue: Limited medical, dental, and mental health services for Area I. Recommendation: Increase military medical, dental and mental health staff and services in Area I; arrange for St. Mary’s hospital to provide services onpost; make similar arrangements with other off-post facilities. Issue: Lack of a Fisher House in Yongsan area for the those outside Area II requiring emergency or major medical care at Brian Allgood Hospital. Recommendation: Set up a Fisher House in the Yongsan area with free lodging to those from outside Area II.

FORCE SUPPORT 1

Issue: Lack of an Army Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) auto parts store in Area I. Recommendation: Stock car parts at the gas station with the ability to order parts; set aside space at the Auto Craft Shop with parts and ability to order. Issue: Lack of variety and quantity at Area I commissaries. Recommendation: Provide a wider variety and amount of products in Area I, and assess the community’s commissary needs.

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FORCE SUPPORT 2

Issue: Inexplicable fluctuation of off-post utility bills. Recommendation: Evaluate utility usage for whether billings are fair; educate off-post residents on billing and rate fluctuations when they arrive in Area I. Issue: Need for basic Korean language and culture training for Area I newarrivals. Recommendation: Implement mandatory Korean culture and language program.

FAMILY SUPPORT

Col. Hank Dodge, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I commander, thanks participants at this year’s Army Family Action Plan Conference Oct. 29 at Camp Casey. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee Jaegwang

Issue: Insufficient square footage at Camp Casey Exchange Recommendation: Increase square footage at Casey Exchange. Issue: Limited jobs for family members in Area I. Recommendations: Create part-time jobs by using current full-time positions.

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News & Notes
Road Conditions Did you know … that road conditions – Black, Red, Amber and Green – are only applicable to military vehicles? Regardless, senior Army leaders encourage everyone who has a privately owned vehicle to take road conditions other than green into consideration and make an informed decision based on their experience and comfort level before driving during adverse conditions. Transition Center Relocation The Area I Transition Center has relocated to Maude Hall, bldg. 2440, room 193. The Transition Center and Military Personnel Division are combining to streamline separation processing. ACAP Center will remain on the second floor of bldg. 2765 at Camp Mobile. Important: All ETS and Retirement Briefings will be held in the ACAP classroom on Camp Mobile until further notice. For more information, call 730-4033. School Closed Casey Elementary School will be closed Nov. 4 for a teacher work day. For more information, call 730-6444. Health Awareness Walk The Area I Health Awareness Walk 2011 is scheduled for Nov. 5 at the Camp Hovey fitness center. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., the walk/run at 9 a.m. The event will include health information, food and prizes from 10 a.m. to noon. Proceeds from food sales will be donated to Army Community Service. For more information, call 730-4134. End-Of-Year Leave Government employees must schedule annual leave by the third pay period prior to the end of the leave year, which for most Federal employees is Nov. 19. Otherwise they risk forfeiture of any annual leave in excess of 240 hours (in the case of local hires with no transportation agreement) and in excess of 360 hours (in the case of employees with a transportation agreement). For more information, call at 732-7872. Gobble, Gobble Bowling The Camp Casey Bowling Center is offering bowling from 1 – 3:30 p.m. the entire month of November for only $10. Prizes will be given for three consecutive strikes and the top score each week. For more information, call 730-4577. Customer Appreciation Night Come and celebrate customer appreciation night with free snacks at Camp Red Cloud’s Mitchell’s Club from 4:30 – 6 p.m., Nov. 10. School Closed Casey Elementary School will be closed Nov. 11 to observe Veterans Day.

Pirate seen at Trunk or Treat

At Camp Casey Oct. 28, parents and children turned out for a “Trunk or Treat” Halloween event. Some decorated the trunks of vehicles in Halloween themes while many others came out in Halloween costumes. Seen in pirate garb is Jaylah Norman, 3. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Lee Jae-gwang

Haunted Barracks had them scared at Mobile
By Franklin Fisher and Lee Jaegwang franklin.s.fisher@us.army.mil jaegwang.lee@us.army.mil
CAMP MOBILE – A “haunted barracks” set up at Camp Mobile for fun this Halloween drew Area I members in their hundreds, and proved so successfully scary that even some grownups couldn’t take it and ran back out the door. The barracks was a star attraction among many Halloween events put together for the Area I community this fall. They included “Trunk or Treat” events at which participants deck out the trunks of vehicles in Halloween themes, Halloween costume contests, and Halloween-themed parties and bowling events. But to hear people talk, the real chiller was the BOSS Haunted Barracks in building 666 at Camp Mobile. It was meant to scare the daylights out of people the nights of Oct. 27 – 29. “A few adults actually ran out,” said Jay Underwood, Area I program manager for Better Opportunities for Single (and unaccompanied) Soldiers. BOSS sponsored the Haunted House. About 180 came through Thursday night, more than 400 Friday, and on Saturday more than 600, Underwood said. It’s an old four-story barracks that Soldiers tricked out in the best traditions of fun house fright. There were coffins, gravestones, spider webs, machine-generated fog, an electric chair, fake corpses, fake blood and gore, spooky voices black light bulbs. Even a talking corpse. They hacksawed a silver platter to fit around a soldier volunteer’s neck, and cut a hole in a table, with a fake body nearby. “So it looked like the head had been cut off, and he was eatin’ the guts out of the other body,” Underwood said proudly. “And of course when the kids walked in, the head was talking to people,” he said. “Remember that this is an old barracks that was echoing. So you heard echoes and the door slamming and everybody screaming,” he said. “Camp Mobile was under seven feet of water where this barracks was, “ he said of July’s flooding, “so we started from zero scratch. “Every prop was made up from a junk pile, from a dumpster, but the big thing was we had our service division make the caskets and gravestones,” Underwood said. “Last year I got complaints the kids were too scared,” he said. So this year the first 90 minutes of the night was “Casper the Friendly Ghost House,” far milder than the adult version. “What we had the soldiers do was take off their masks, wave at the kids,” he said. Children in eighth grade and below had to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. “I saw a lot of scary stuff, doctors ripping into bodies,” said Brian Newill, 11, a fifth-grader at the Casey Elementary School. “They tried to scare us by popping out the door and grabbing you.”

A scary welcome like this awaited visitors to the BOSS Haunted Barracks Camp Mobile Oct. 28. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Lee Jae-gwang
“I saw bloody monsters in there,” said Jung Young-hoon, 12, a fifthgrader at the Ae-shin Orphanage in Dongducheon. It sent a busload of children at the Army’s invitation. “My friends and I were nervous and screaming,” he said. “But they gave us candies. Next time, I want it to be scarier.” He’s also hoping for more candy, he said. “And I want to stay longer.” x

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Private’s invention tamps dust, improves relations, saves Army money
By 1st Lt. David S. Rooks 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery
CAMP CASEY – A 2nd Infantry Division private saved the Army money with an invention to help his unit. Korean nationals who reside outside the 2 ID’s training areas have frequently complained about the amount of dust stirred up by the division’s vehicles during exercises. As a result, Company A, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, was tasked with putting together a device to keep down the dust caused by military vehicle movement on the roads around the Digital Multi-Purpose Range Complex. Pvt. David Bradshaw of Union Mills, N.C., took on the challenge. Using tossed-out Bradley Fighting Vehicle materials and 87-cent zip ties, Bradshaw invented a device which attaches to the spout on the back of a water buffalo. As the buffalo rolls forward, water is evenly distributed on the road, allowing the dust to settle. “I knew he was smart enough to figure something out,” said Staff Sgt. Steven Wallace, Bradshaw’s platoon sergeant. “I put the materials in front of him and within 10 minutes he had a picture in his mind.”

Soldier devises fix for convoy dust

A device attached to a water buffalo releases water that suppresses dust raised by Army convoys heading to and from the field. Pvt. David Bradshaw of Company A, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, devised the dust-suppression device to save the Army money and bolster neighborly relations. — 2nd Infantry Division photo

Bradshaw was awarded the Log Hero award for his skill and efficiency in constructing a watering system in a minimal amount of time that made an immediate impact on the overall success of the live-fire exercise. “The implementation of this device ensures continued good relations between the local Korean people and the Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division,” said Wallace. x

In the swing at USOpen Golf Tournament

At Camp Casey’s Indianhead Golf Course Oct. 29, Paul Rauputu follows the ball during the USOpen Charity Golf Tournament, which is held twice a year. — Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Rivers

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U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Commander Col. William P. Huber and Yongsan-gu District Mayor Sung Jang-hyun proudly show off their traditional Korean hanbok in order to signify their friendship during the 2011 Itaewon Global Village and Cultural Festival, Oct. 29. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Han Samuel

Itaewon Global Village Festival spotlights Garrison friendship
By Pfc. Han Samuel samuel.han2@korea.army.mil
YONGSAN GARRISON - Itaewon kicked off the annual Itaewon Global Village and Culture Festival Oct. 29. Several Itaewon officials, including Yongsangu District Mayor Sung Jang-hyun welcomed everyone and encouraged Community members to participate during the opening ceremony. “I hope everyone enjoys all of the food and entertainment that we have prepared for tonight, and the fellowship that we share with the members of all of the different countries that share our world,” Sung said. Following the introductory remarks, many of the honored guests including ambassadors from numerous countries and Col. William P. Huber, the commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan were recognized. Huber and Sung were dressed throughout the day in the traditional Korean hanbok to signify the friendship between Yongsan Garrison and Itaewon. In addition, each of the guests wore their national outfits, in order to represent their native cultures. After the opening ceremony, various artists put on special performances to kick off the festival, including traditional Korean singer Tae Jin-ah. During the festival, some of the featured events included the International Food Festival and a Grand Sale offering steep discounts in numerous stores and restaurants. Stalls were opened all throughout Itaewon Street where Korean and international sellers could offer various goods that characterized their traditions. The day provided an opportunity for the international community in Korea to not only experience Korea, but to share their own cultures with others. At the food festival, some of the most popular food stands included Turkish kebabs, European baked treats and an ice cream show where the vendor playfully twirled and swung the cone in the face of customers, daring them to try to grab it. Community members eagerly lined up throughout the day to get their hands on various delicacies. Other stalls also offered culturally significant items such as Korean letter painting, where professional artists wrote messages for customers using a traditional Korean calligraphy style. Another highlight of the week-long event was the parade prior to the opening ceremony. During this event, countless groups marched down Itaewon while performing, including a Taekwondo team, traditional and contemporary dance teams, and the United States Eighth Army band. Throughout the day, foreigners, Koreans, and Soldiers alike could be seen enjoying the festivities of the day. “Let us shed off our national and cultural differences; instead, as friends, let us come together to enjoy this festival,” Sung said.

(Above) A member of a traditionally dressed Korean marching band twirls a disc on a stick to entertain audience members during the 2011 Itaewon Global Village and Cultural Festival Parade; (Below) Women prepare a stall to sell various Korean dishes to community members. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Han Samuel
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News & Notes
2011 Irregular Warfare Conference Special Operations Command Korea will host the 2011 Irregular Warfare Conference at the Dragon Hill Lodge November 7-9. This year’s theme, “Irregular Warfare during Stability Operations,” will include topics such as contemporary irregular warfare and stability operations in practice, irregular warfare and stability operations in Korea, and how irregular warfare impacts stability operations in an unknown environment. The Republic of Korea’s Special Warfare Command will also provide an equipment display and martial arts demonstration. For further information about the conference, and to register, go to http://8tharmy.korea.army.mil/ sockor/events.htm, or contact Maj. Cheree Kochen at Cheree. Kochen@korea.army.mil or Capt. David Kim at David.Kim4@korea. army.mil. Cost of Living Index The COLA index for Seoul will decrease by 2 points on November 16 and another 2 points on December 16 for a total of 4 points. The link to the survey results can be accessed on the 175th Financial Management Center website at http://175fmc.korea.army.mil/ under “What’s New.” For more information, call 725-5260. Retiree Appreciation Day U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan is holding the annual Retiree Appreciation Day on Saturday November 19 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the R & R Bar and Grill. Free to all retiree ID card holders and their Families. Come out for food, information, health screenings and fun. For more information, call Mark Wade at 730-4133. Tobacco Cessation Support All Area II smokers: need help quitting? Just show up to the Area II Tobacco Cessation Support meetings in building 5447 conference room (Occupational Health Office by the Yongsan Commissary) every Wednesday from 10 a.m. - noon. All USFK employees and their Families are welcome. For more information, call 736-6693/ 6355. Learn more about your health at: http:// www.korea.amedd.army.mil/ healthpromotion/index.html. Driver Testing Office Closed USAG Yongsan Driver Testing Office will be closed Nov. 21-25 for renovations. The Driver Testing Office will reopen on Nov. 28. Sorry for the inconvenience. For more information, call 738-5568.
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Tricks and Treats mark Yongsan Halloween
By Staff Sgt. Cody Harding cody.harding@korea.army.mil
YONGSAN GARRISON - All Hallow’s Evening is a night filled with spooky delights. Children long past their bedtimes dress up in costumes ranging from the cute to the creepy. Princesses and witches laugh while mummies, ninjas and Batman ask for candy on doorsteps. For the children of Yongsan Garrison, the holiday was no different than what they would have in the states as the Community joined in the festivities to hand out candy to children in the Yongsan and Hannam Village housing areas, Oct. 29. The celebrations were held on Saturday night to allow children to have fun trick or treating without worrying about going to school the next day. The festivities began at 6 p.m., and lasted on into the night. Many of the adults waiting at the houses also wore costumes, music playing from portable stereos owned by the Families. The Halloween celebration also had

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Jennifer Aloisi, left, hands out some treats for children of the Yongsan Community from the back of her car at the first Trunk or Treat on Yongsan Garrison, in the parking lot across from Commiskey’s, Oct. 29. - U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding
a new twist with Trunk or Treat, held in the parking lot across the street from Commiskey’s. Trunk or Treat, which was coordinated by Jennifer Aloisi, allowed those who live off-post to join in on the fun. “My husband and I were in Maryland two duty stations ago when we attended a trunk or treat there,” Aloisi said. “We had a really good time. We were trying to think of an idea that would more involve the Families off-post in the Halloween events on Yongsan, so he came up with the idea of having a trunk or treat so people could still pass out candy if they lived off-post.” Several of the cars in the Trunk or Treat had their own costumes, from a red compact sporting horns to a ‘movie studio’ out the back of a Family van. Turnout at the Trunk or Treat was also quite large, giving the program a good chance of successfully returning next year. — See HALLOWEEN, Page 12 —

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Hopeful November
By Sgt. Hong Moo-sun moo.s.hong@korea.army.mil
When you think of November 2011, what comes to mind? Find out what more than 8,600 Yongsan community members are talking about by becoming a USAG Yongsan Facebook Fan at facebook.com/youryongsan! (Comments are kept in their original form)

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I’m very grateful for my husband’s, my father’s, my grandfather’s, my brother’s, & stepson’s service in the military. Without our military & their families’ sacrifices, we wouldn’t have much to be thankful for.

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Disabled employees honored by Garrison
By Staff Sgt. Cody Harding cody.harding@korea.army.mil
YONGSAN GARRISON - United States Army Garrison Yongsan celebrated the strength and diversity of its workforce by recognizing its disabled employees at the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Program at Yongsan Theatre Oct. 27. Since its beginnings in 1945, NDEAM has been observed by the U.S. Department of Labor and private employers every October to bring light to the subject of job disparity and equality between non-disabled workers and disabled employees. Originally a week long, it was changed in 1988 to span an entire month. The ceremony began with the national anthems of Korea and the United States as sung by the Hanbit Blind School choir and the 8th Army Band. Thomas Bryan, the emcee for the event and an employee of the 65th Medical Brigade with cerebral palsy, then in-

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troduced Col. Terry Austin, the 8th Army command chaplain, for the invocation. After the anthems, the presidential proclamation in support of NDEAM was read aloud by Linda Galimore, the 8th Army Equal Employment Opportunity director. The proclamation, signed by President Barack Obama, urged communities to embrace the abilities of the disabled when considering them for employment. — See DISABLED, Page 12 —

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Michael Loats, the Inspector General team lead for United States Forces Korea, gives his speech during the National Disability Employment Awareness Month program at Yongsan Theatre Oct. 27. Loats, who is diagnosed with a form of retinal dystrophy, must use a guide dog and walking cane to get to and from work, as well as around post. - U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding

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Tobacco Cessation Program Supports YOU
By Dale Hargrave, RN Area II Health Promotions Coordinator
YONGSAN GARRISON - Have you ever wanted the easy way out? Did you find out the easy way was really just a trick that cost you more time and effort which may or may not have led to the expected outcome? Your Area II Health Promotions Office wants to help you succeed, and we want you to know up front, it may not be easy, and it may not be quick, and it may cause you some discomfort, and it will cost you about 8 hours of your time. BUT, it will most likely save you lots of time, even add years to your life, it will definitely save you money, but most importantly, it will give those you care about something they could never get, buy, trade for or gain any other way… YOU; a healthy you, that can be part of their life for years to come. Your Preventive Medicine office offers a Tobacco Cessation Seminar that is scientifically supported in helping those who want to quit using tobacco; the key word being SUPPORT. The most frequent phone call I get is to ask me for medications to help people stop smoking. This misnomer that a pill is the tool needed to address a condition needs clarification. Determination, support and persistence are the real tools people need to break habits and kick addiction. Just like anything else in life, one has to want to change, not just say they want to change, before change will occur. The most important aspect of any successful program is SUPPORT, and we offer support in the forum of ongoing sessions to those who want to kick their addiction to tobacco. People who state that they are too

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busy to attend a class and just want some medication may not be allowing themselves their best chance at quitting tobacco. Studies have shown through support, people are 93% successful in quitting tobacco compared to a 15-30% success rate for those without support. Additionally, support must be on-going as it often takes more than one attempt to successfully quit tobacco. Support does come in many different venues, and that is what the seminar is all about. Not only offering support from others who are going through the same struggles as you, but also from people who have quit and will share their stories of struggle and success. The seminar also incorporates education. This is to help everyone see the keys to quitting tobacco in many different ways; aspects including lifestyle, social routines and diet all play roles in boosting your selfesteem through positive reinforcement and know you kicked an addiction more powerful than a lot of illegal drugs. The seminar helps you make an informed decision; a decision you make… why… because until you want to quit, until you commit to quit, you really don’t stand a chance against one of the most addictive substances readily available to society. Let us help you by supporting you through a tobacco cessation seminar. It is an event that meets on Wednesdays from 1000 until about 1200 for 4 weeks. To sign up or contact us call 736-6693 or 736-6355. You can email us at AreaIIHealthPromotions@amedd. army.mil . Please visit our web-page http://www.korea.amedd.army.mil/ HealthPromotion/index.html to find out more about Health Promotions as well as find links to contact us.x
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Families weren’t the only ones in on the celebrations, as R & R Bar and Grill and Yongsan Lanes both held events for children and adults alike. Yongsan Lanes hosted the ‘Spook-N-Bowl’, with gifts to be won, costumes to be judged and door prizes to be opened. R & R Bar and Grill held its costume party around the same time, offering prizes to the

best, or worst, dressed in the party. Throughout the night, for children and adults alike, the Halloween spirit was in the air. Whether it was the volunteers passing candy from the trunks of their cars, or friends judging their costumes, or the shouting of children knocking on doors, it was a truly ‘Happy Halloween’ on Yongsan. x
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Lt. Col. Stephen Mefford, the 8th Army Inspector General chief, took to the stage to talk about the ‘Day in my Shoes’ program held by the 8th Army EEO. The program let Mefford experience what life was like with the vision impairment his co-worker, Michael Loats, went through each day. USAG Yongsan Commander Col. William Huber then spoke about his views on employing the disabled, mentioning members of his family who have disabilities. He reassured community members, letting them know that the Garrison was hard at work at improving handicapped accessibility with new ramps, elevators and other improvements. “By my count there are 95 US Army Garrison employees who have identified disabilities,” Huber said. “Six of those employees have targeted disabilities. That means the individuals suffer from blindness, deafness, missing extremities or something of that nature. And I ask that you honor and recognize these individuals with dis-

abilities as we remain committed in our effort to educate the public on the issues related with disabilities and employment.” Huber then introduced Michael Loats, the Inspector General team lead for 8th Army, as the guest speaker for the ceremony. Loats talked about his search for employment, the challenge of interviews and other issues. “I think there is one invisible hurdle, and I think that is the position descriptions,” Loats said. “If you have a chance, if it meets your mission and when you’re doing a review of your descriptions, please make sure there aren’t things in the description that would not qualify some disabilities.” When he took the stage again, Huber presented the winners of the Seoul American Middle/High School Essay and Art contests with prizes and certificates. He then asked the crowd to open their programs, offering those who had star stickers inside prizes that were donated to the Garrison. x

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Child care fees to increase slightly
By Karla A. Seijas IMCOM Public Affairs
SAN ANTONIO — Fees for Army child care and related child and youth programs will increase slightly between now and Dec. 1 as part of a phased program designed to reduce the impact of a changed Department of Defense policy. Depending on family income, most fees for a full day of child care will increase by $4 to $8 per week in school year 2011-2012. Families with multiple children using child and youth services programs will receive a 15 percent discount for each subsequent child. Questions can be directed to the Child Development Center at 753-3413. This is the second step in a three-year program to align Army fees to the 2010 DoD fee policyy. Despite the increase, Child, Youth and School Services “continue to be a great value for Army Families because of the quality of the programs, the support they provide for a military lifestyle and the fee assistance provided by the Army for all patrons in every income category,” said Mary Nelsen, of Parent and Outreach Services, with the Installation Management Command’s Family and MWR Programs. Each year, DoD reviews fee ranges in all categories of child and youth service programs. In 2010, the Army analyzed that year’s DoD fee policy and worked to mitigate the financial impact on Army Families through an exception to policy. The DoD exception to policy established an Armyspecific transitional fee structure for installations that would otherwise have significant fee increases. As a result, the DoD fee increase is being phased in over the next two to three years. Child care fees remain based on the total family income, not the military rank or civilian grade. Child care fees may differ from one installation to the next until the beginning of school year 2013-2014. The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), billed as the nation’s leading voice in child care, assists in ensuring families have access to high-quality, affordable child care. In 2009 NACCRA reported, “DoD ranks No. 1 on standards and oversight criteria. DoD stands alone as a model.”

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A United States Senate report in 2002, is a model for the nation for providing high-quality affordable child care. Civilian child care facilities charge a flat rate per child, while the Department of the Army subsidizes the cost military families pay. Parents cover less than half of the cost and the Army pays the rest. “The military’s systemic approach to child care continues to serve as a model for our nation’s civilian child care needs. The military’s child care improvements over the past 15 years offer significant lessons for the civilian child care sector,” according to a 2004 National Women’s Law Center report. The fee increase impacts all services associated with the installation child development center, school age care, part day preschool programs, hourly child care, CYS Services outreach programs, youth sports and Army community child care programs. Wounded Warriors, Warriors in Transition and Families of fallen Soldiers pay the lowest fee category available, and a 20 percent fee reduction is available for qualified Families while a Soldier or Department of the Army civilian parent deployed. x

November brings commissary savings
By Sallie Cauthers Defense Commissary Agency
SAN ANTONIO — Commissary customers looking for savings on ingredients for their holiday menus or unique gifts can find all these things and more at their local commissary, said the Defense Commissary Agency’s sales director. Customers are asked to check out their local commissary’s schedule for the following super sales events: • General Mills and its baking partners, Betty Crocker and Gold Medal flour,will offer high-value coupons and special in-store baking centers to sample holiday treats. For November and December, Mrs. Dash Salt-Free Seasonings is also offering a coupon for savings off produce, beef, poultry or seafood with the purchase of one seasoning blend or marinade. • Nestlé’ will offer its “Big Book of Commissary Savings,” which includes holiday-meal-related coupons, meal ideas, recipes, tips and more.

• Acosta and participating brands will distribute 400,000 high-value coupon flyers to commissaries worldwide in support of the “Wounded Warrior Project” with the “Believe in Heroes” promotion in commissaries. The Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness and enlists public aid to help severely injured service members. • The second annual “Tribute to Our Troops Breakfast Bundling Event” will celebrate Veterans Day with in-store displays promoting extra savings on participating Quaker and Tropicana products x

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Lieutenant. Gen. Rick Lynch, Commanding General of the Installation Management Command, makes a point during the Army’s Survivor Outreach Services Army Family Action Plan Summit pre in Arlington, Va. Also in attendance and delivering remarks was Linda Odierno, wife of Gen. Raymond Odierno, U.S. Army chief of staff. — U.S. Army photo by Evan Dyson

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Survivors air ideas at summit
Other recommendations will continue to be evaluated, he said. According to organizers, the event served as a mid-level AFAP summit. Issues presented at the conference, which cannot be resolved at a local level, will be forwarded to the AFAP summit in January held by the Department of the Army. Speaking of the nation’s fiscal situation, Lynch acknowledged that not every issue will be attainable, but it is important to identify the ones that will better serve the Army community. Other topics discussed during the summit, but not included in the top five issues, ranged from replacing vehicle stickers for Gold Star Families with portable identification cards to the addition of training to ensure awareness of the meaning behind the Gold Star lapel button and service banners. Lynch, who is nearing the end of his term as commanding general of IMCOM and assistant chief of staff of Installation Management, expressed his respect and gratitude to Mrs. Odierno for her attendance and for looking out for Soldiers and their Families. “Sarah and I transition out of the Army in less than 30 days to another form of service,” he said, “But we leave the Army knowing that the Army is in good hands because there are no two human beings who care for people, who love people, more than Linda and Ray Odierno.” In her remarks, Mrs. Odierno thanked all Survivors who participated in the summit for their insight and recommendations, saying their feedback was critical to better serving the Army and all Survivors of the fallen. “I want you to know we will never forget about your loss and we will never forget about you and your Family,” said Odierno. “Being here shows how much you continue to care about the Army and its spouses and Families who will also experience the loss of a

ARLINGTON, VA. — Survivors outlined their top recommendations to Army leadership this month at the conclusion of the Survivor Outreach Services Army Family Action Plan Summit. Lieutenant Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, participated in the Oct. 13 event, along with his wife, Sarah. Also in attendance and delivering remarks was Mrs. Linda Odierno, wife of Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno. “We’ve invested time, energy and resources into the program,” Lynch said about Survivor Outreach Services. “You’ve got to tell us how we’re doing and that’s the purpose of the AFAP Summit.” The top five recommendations made to leadership were: Establishing face-to-face training for Soldiers about the importance of a last will and testament Refining the Casualty Assistance Officer selection method to include the Casualty Assistance Centers in the screening process Removing time restrictions for Survivors to contribute to tax free growth accounts Creating a dedicated Survivor resource website Mandating the stabilization of active duty Survivors for a minimum of one year According to Lynch, some topics identified as issues – including Web resources – may be handled rather quickly by enhancing existing sites and making sure people are aware of them. “I’m absolutely convinced that the key to all of this is information,” Lynch said. “You can have the best programs in the world, but if nobody knows about the programs, you might as well not even have the programs.”

loved one.” The summit, conducted by Survivor Outreach Services, drew from the experience of 50 Survivors. According to Hal Snyder, program manager for SOS, the intent for these types of events is to listen and respond to what actually resonates with the Survivor community. For the participants, the event was also valuable. “I have an idea what all these Families are going through,” said Roger Verela. On May 17, 2007, Verela’s son, Private First Class Alejandro Verela, was killed near Baghdad. “I don’t know exactly how they’re grieving because we all grieve differently, but we’re not just friends or acquaintances, we’re Family. We are Family.” “I’m just pleased and honored to be here,” said participant Alma Hart during her briefing to Lynch. “I don’t like fluff and this meeting has been good hard work and I am proud to have been a part of it.” Following the conclusion of the summit, participants laid a wreath in Arlington National Cemetery at the Tomb of the Unknowns. the Army Study Guide”, Higgs said. “This board was more based on using your retention knowledge to answer scenario questions, questions that Soldiers in the unit would normally ask you. So it wasn’t as cut and dry trying to prepare”. The winner of the competition was Higgs, who she will represent the 1st Signal Brigade in the NETCOM Career Counselor of the Year competition in Phoenix on Nov.6. The winner of that competition will go on to compete for the title of Department of the Army Career Counselor of the Year in Washington, D.C. “I was shocked that I had won, especially because I am the newest Career Counselor,” Higgs said. “But I do know that is what motivated me to do my best. I’m very excited to move forward to represent our team at NETCOM.” x

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Area II Worship Schedule
Worship Services
Liturgical Sunday Traditional Sunday Contemporary Sunday Sunday Sunday Nondenominational Sunday Gospel Sunday Mision Pentecostal Hispana Sunday United Pentecostal Sunday KATUSA Tuesday 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. Memorial Chapel Brian Allgood Hospital South Post Chapel K-16 Chapel Hannam Village Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Brian Allgood Hospital Brian Allgood Hospital

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Korean Protestant Thursday Collective Protestant Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Gospel Sunday Sunday COGIC Sunday KATUSA Sunday Tuesday Catholic Services/Mass Sunday Sunday 10:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. Fam Life Cntr Stone Chapel Stanley Chapel Memorial Chapel Warrior Chapel Crusader Chapel Hovey Chapel

Area III Worship Schedule
Worship Services
Collective Protestant Sunday Gospel Spanish Church of Christ ChapelNext 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel

Area IV Worship Schedule
Worship Services
Collective Protestant Sunday Church of Christ Gospel Contemporary Wednesday Friday KATUSA Tuesday Tuesday Catholic Services Mass Sunday 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 5 p.m. 12:15 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Camp Carroll Camp Walker Camp Walker Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker Camp Carroll Camp Walker

9:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel 12:30 p.m. Stanley Chapel 12:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel Stone Chapel

Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. M, W, T, F 11:45 a.m. Saturday 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. (youth) KATUSA Tuesday Korean-American Service Wednesday 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Seventh-Day Adventist Saturday Episcopal Sunday

9 a.m. 11:45 a.m.

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Catholic Services Catholic Mass Saturday Sunday Sunday M, W, T, F 1st Sat. Jewish Friday 5 p.m. 8 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 9 a.m. 7 p.m. Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel South Post Chapel

9 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

CRC Warrior Chapel Memorial Chapel

The Command Chaplain’s Office is here to perform, provide, or coordinate total religious support to the United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and authorized civilians across the full spectrum of operations from armistice to war. Visit the U.S. Forces Korea Religious Support site at: http://www.usfk.mil/usfk/fkch.aspx for helpful links and information

Latter-day Saints Worship Sunday 4 p.m.

Stone Chapel

Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact
USAG Yongsan Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffrey D. Hawkins: jeffrey.d.hawkins@us.army.mil, 738-3009 Chaplain (Maj.) Terry E. Jarvis: terry.e.jarvis@korea.army.mil, 738-4043 USAG-Humphreys Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) John Chun: john.chun@us.army.mil 754-7274 Chaplain (Maj.) Michael Frailey michael.frailey@us.army.mil 754-7274 USAG-Red Cloud Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Suk Jong Lee: sukjong.lee@us.army.mil, 732-6169 Chaplain (Maj.) Alfred Grondski: alfred.grondski@us.army.mil, 732-6016 USAG Daegu Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) James Drake: james.drake1@us.army.mil, 764-5455 Chaplain (Capt.) Mike Jones: michael.jones124@us.army.mil, 765-8991

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Picture drawn by 2nd grader Mina June McDaniel

Daegu American Elementrary School students showed what they learned from their fire prevention lessons, taken during Fire Prevention Week, through their very creative artwork. What did your child learn?

Fire Prevention Art Work

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CAMP HUMPHREYS — Colonel James T. Barker, commander of the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, presents a ceremonial $500 check to Col. Joseph P. Moore, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander, on behalf of the Morning Calm Chapter of the Army Aviation Association of America. The funds are to be used for Operation Helping Hands, a program through the garrison chaplain’s office that provides Commissary gift cards to Families in need during the holidays. There will be a designated offering in all chapel services for the program on Nov. 13. Anyone who would like to contribute, may bring the funds to Freedom Chapel or contact Chaplain (Maj.) Michael L. Frailey, deputy garrison chaplain, at 754-7042. — U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Vincent Abril

Online training means promotion points
By C. Todd Lopez Army News Service
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Soldiers can now earn up to 16 promotion points for completing language instruction with the Headstart2 language training program. The Headstart2 software uses digitally animated characters involved in military scenarios to teach reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in any of 16 target languages. Soldiers must register for an Army Training Requirements and Resources System account, known as ATTRS, to earn points in any of those target languages. “It gives a Soldier, a Marine, an Airman, a Sailor or a civilian -- who doesn’t have background in the language, a fairly decent understanding of the culture, a basic understanding of the sound and script, and what we would describe as survival-level language,” said Col. Danial Pick, commandant of the Defense Language Institute. The HeadStart2 program was developed at the Defense Language Institute. Pick said the program teaches a “military-focused vocabulary,” designed with requirements from both the Army and the Marine Corps, to help Soldiers and Marines complete the types of missions they will be engaged in during deployments. He said specifically there is a focus on conducting patrols, cordon and search, medical treatment, as well as “interrogatives and vocabulary that allow squads of Soldiers and Marines to ask critical survival-type questions in local populations, as well as have an understanding of culture.” Being able to engage effectively with local populations, Pick said, enables Soldiers and Marines to “identify and isolate enemy elements in a population and more effectively deliver aid and development to friendly forces in the countryside and the cities.” For an average user, the language program takes between 80 and 100 hours of self-directed study. The language programs can be accessed online through the DLI website or through service-specific portals, like Army Knowledge Online. The software can either be downloaded and installed on a computer or used online. Soldiers in a remote location, without access to a high-speed network, can also order the disks directly from DLI. The Headstart2 program, first introduced in 2006 with Iraqi Arabic, is available now in 16 languages. Iraqi Arabic, Pashto, and Dari are available through the Army Learning Management System. Urdu, Persian Farsi, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese European, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Uzbek, Kurmanji, Swahili and Portuguese Brazilian are available through the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, though those are in the process of being moved to ALMS. An additional 11 languages are under development for HeadStart2, Pick said. Soldiers who complete the Headstart2 program in any language can get up to 16 promotion points in ATRRS. For languages hosted on ALMS, those points are posted to ATRRS. For Languages hosted on DLIFLC, Soldiers will need to print out the certificate of training to apply for the credit. “When a Soldier completes Headstart2, he or she gets credit in ATRRS, which not only tells the unit commander at a glance who has or has not completed pre-deployment language and culture training, but it also gives that young Soldier credit in terms of promotion points.” The most popular of the language training programs are Dari, Iraqi Arabic and Pashto. Between June 2010 and June 2011, for instance, some 33,000 individuals used the Dari language program to train for deployment to Afghanistan. But Pick said others may use the program for non-deployment purposes. His own son, he said, used the program to augment his high school Spanish language training. The Defense Language Institute developed the Headstart2 program completely in-house, Pick said. There’s also another program available online through DLI called the Global Language Online Support System, or GLOSS, that includes training modules to help users achieve “level three” ability in a target language. And within the next year, Pick said, DLI will release a follow-on training program for Headstart2, called “Gateway.” The first target language for Gateway will be Swahili. While HeadStart2 provides Soldiers with a good starting point for language training, the Army has a much more robust option available to prepare Soldiers for deployment: the General Purpose Force Language Training Detachment. x

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Humphreys hosts Breast Cancer walk
Hundreds participate in event at Zoeckler to raise awareness of crucial health issue
By Steven Hoover steve.hoover@korea.army.mil
CAMP HUMPHREYS — More than 350 people, dressed is various shades of pink, turned out to help Army Community Service’s Exceptional Family Member Program and the Girls Scouts join forces, Oct. 21, to host the “Breast Cancer Walk to Raise Awareness,” at Zoeckler Track. With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Takesha Green, the Camp Humphreys Exceptional Family Member Program manager and the event organizer, said she wanted “to provide a platform for our community that would bring awareness to not only Breast Cancer but cancer as a whole.” Leslie Edens, wife of Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens, the 2nd Infantry Division assistant division commander for support, provided opening remarks and then helped lead the first lap of walkers around the track during the “silent lap.” With the completion of the first lap, Staff Sgt Jorge Jimenez, of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion (Attack), 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, played music throughout the remaining laps. Green said that she wanted every “woman, man and adolescent across all age groups aware of the importance of breast health and screening exams.” Today, with advanced medical treatments and early detection, breast cancer is no longer considered a death sentence. There are more than 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the United States alone. And with early detection the survival rate is over 90 percent. “This event was more than I could have ever imagined,” Green said. “It kind of took on a mind of its own. The overwhelming support from the community and throughout the Peninsula was mind blowing. I had to pause for a minute just to take it all in. I couldn’t have asked for better weather and greater community support. The vibe alone was just amazing.” Whether they were running or walking, “people were enjoying themselves and having a great time,” she added. “This event definitely exceeded my expectations.” x

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Soldiers and Families dressed in various shades of pink walk around the Zoeckler Track to support “Breast Cancer Walk to Raise Awareness.” — U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover

2nd CAB unit trains during War Path II exercise
By Sgt. Vincent Abril 2nd CAB Public Affairs
WONJU, SOUTH KOREA — Soldiers of the 2nd Assault Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, participated in a battalion field training exercises at Tactical Training Assembly Area Tom near Wonju. In conjunction with Warpath II, an annual training exercise, 2-2, also known as the “Wild Cards,” took the opportunity to expand on the current training mission to train their Soldiers on aircraft and crew decontamination procedures. This training allowed Soldiers to gain experience and prepare for potential real-world nuclear, biological or chemical threats. The Soldiers had their fair share of practice before the simulated contaminated bird landed. “We did five rehearsals in preparation for the real simulated mission,” said 1st Lt. Tori Brown, the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) officer of 2-2 and officer in charge of the decontamination exercise. This exercise also allowed the Soldiers to practice completely decontaminating a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and its entire crew. Upon the arrival of the Black Hawk and crew, two ground decontamination teams were prepared to get to business. One team received the contaminated crew and began going through measures to decontaminate and medically care for them. The other team immediately began decontaminating the UH-60 by pressure washing the aircraft using soap and water as a simulated decontamination agent. As the exercise unfolded, the Soldiers’ swift actions proved they were prepared for any real-world threat. “We worked out all the kinks during rehearsals and it’s pretty much flawless and everyone knows their job,” said Spc. Donovan L. Camelin, a CBRN specialist. The team effort for a successful mission did not stop with the aviation Soldiers alone. Soldiers from the 4th Chemical Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, and the 38th Chemical Company, were flown in by 2-2 to support the exercise training. Soldiers from the 618th Dental Company, 65th Medical Brigade CBRN office, also participated alongside their aviation counterparts. Once the exercise was complete everyone took a sigh of relief as Lt. Col. Eric Gilbert, 2-2 commander, called everyone to rally on him as he congratulated them on a job well done and handed out coins to those who helped make the mission a success. x

Soldiers training with the 2nd Assault Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, decontaminate a simulated casualty during a field training exercise. — U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Vincent Abril

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By Staff Sgt. Vincent Abril 2nd CAB Public Affairs
GAE-RYONG, SOUTH KOREA — The Republic of Korea army hosted their annual Ground Forces Festival Oct. 4 on Gaeryong airfield, home to the Republic of Korea’s army, navy, and air force headquarters. In its 10th anniversary, the weeklong festival was full of surprises and packed with festival tents boasting several attractions for the young and the old. The servicemembers dazzled the visiting civilians with military equipment such as tanks, helicopters, airplanes, artillery, and multiple styles of weapons. “It has been 60 years since the Korean War, however, there are still some groups hostile against the Republic of Korea,” said Col. Koo Jae Seo, the ROKA Ground Forces Festival officer in charge. “Within the young generation of Korea, there are some who are unconcerned about our national security, which can fall at any moment.” “This festival not only targets them and the local people, but the entire nation.” The festival hosted over a million people last year and officials hoped this years festival would bring even greater numbers. Among the many static displays present was an AH- 64D Longbow Apache from company A, 4th Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, along with its pilot and crew. Chief Warrant Officer Aaron K. Fish, one of the pilots from 4-2nd Avn., expressed his appreciation for being able to participate in the festival and hopes the civilian populace will learn from this unique experience. “I hope the most important thing they learn is that we are still here for them with all the capabilities that we bring to the table to help protect their nation,” Fish said. Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, and the 8th U.S. Army Band, who performed as the musical ambassadors to the festival, also showcased their capabilities and equipment at the event. “By participating in these types of events we are showcasing our equip-

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Super Gym Closure The Super Gym will be closed Nov. 7-8 for Sergeant Major of the Army visit and Nov. 14-16 for Soldier Show. Estate Claim If anyone has a claim against the estate of Kenneth L. Gipson, they should contact the appointed Summary Court Martial Officer at 010-2002-1493 or alfred. muna@korea.army.mil. Incheon Rice Festival Trip BOSS and the Community Activity Center are taking a trip to the 13th Incheon Rice Cultural Festival Nov. 5. The cost is $11 and departure from the CAC will be at 9 a.m. To sign up or for more information, call 753-8825 or 753-8970. Community Yard Sale The next Community Yard Sale is scheduled for Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fee is $10 for a spot and table. Anyone within 60 days of PCS will be charged only $5 (must show orders to get the discount). For more information, call 753-3013. CHILD FIND Screening CHILD FIND Monthly Screenings for children, ages 3-5, will be held at Humphreys American School on Nov. 9. For more information, call 753-6003 or email Kimberly.brice@pac.dodea. edu Post Office Closure The Camp Humphreys Post Office will be open, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 10, and will be closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day. Mountain Hiking Scheduled Outdoor Rec is running a trip to Songni Mountain Hiking on Nov. 12. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children. Bus departs at 8 a.m. and returns around 6 p.m. For more information, call 7533013/3255. Myeongdong Shopping The Humphreys Youth Center (formerly Middle School/Teen) is going shopping in Myeongdong, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m on Nov. 12. Only 20 slots are available and the deadline to sign-up is Nov. 10. The cost is $10. For more information, call 753-5614. Ziplining Trip Planned BOSS and the Community Activity Center are taking a Ziplining trip on Nov. 12, one of the most popular events among Soldiers. The cost is $50 per person, which includes transportation. To sign up call 753-8825 or 753-8970. Aquarium Trip Set Outdoor Rec is taking a trip to the COEX Aquarium Nov. 13. The cost is $22 for adults and $17 for children. The bus departs at 9 a.m. and returns around 6 p.m. For more information, call 7533013/3255.

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ment to show that we are in this together,” said 1st Lt Eric Y. Kim of the 8th U.S. Army Civil Affairs Office. “By attending this event, we are helping project a positive image to the general public and they will also have a chance to interact with American Soldiers.” The military hopes the event promotes their military forces capabilities and boosts the confidence of the Korean civilians that the U.S.-ROK alliance is ready to protect their country. “We want to allow people to experience programs such as field training exercises, guerilla training, and airborne demonstrations,” Koo said. “We want the civilians to see the ROK-U.S. Alliance in a more intimate way than ever before.” Adults and children had the opportunity to experience military culture for themselves by holding the military weapons, tasting the military food, and seeing a traditional army barracks display. The ROK air force also made several formation flyovers entertaining the crowds. “The Ground Forces Festival truly unites the people of the ROK and the U.S. through a relationship that is embodied in the spirit of ‘Katchi Kapshida’,” said Kim. x

Korean school children prepare to see an AH-64D Longbow Apache helicopter. This piece of equipment was one of several pieces of equipment brought to the ROKA Ground Forces Festival by U.S. Armed Forces personnel on the peninsula. — U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Vincent Abril

English program restarts at Suwon
By Capt. Jeremy Tennent 6th Battalion, 52nd ADA
SUWON AIR BASE — The small theater was packed with laughing children and observant parents, eager to begin a new semester of English teaching program. The children of the 10th Fighter Wing, The Republic of Korea Airforce are the students in a popular program taught by the soldiers of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery. The program, now in its 9th semester, reaches beyond boundaries of culture and language, and provides instruction in the English language at an affordable rate, while also allowing soldiers the opportunity to volunteer and engage in positive interaction with the Korean people. “This is a great opportunity,” said Sgt. LaToya Lewis. “I want to go be a teacher after the military and this gives me practical experience in teaching.” About 150 students ranging in age from kindergarten to adult, are all present on Monday and Wednesday nights to receive instruction. Broken down into classes by age and English ability, the students are taught by about a dozen Iron Horse volunteers. “This is a great program, I just love the kids,” said Spc. Corey Simm. Sgt. Rebecca Pressly is a longtime volunteer for the program. “We build relationships with the kids, and it is good to get out and spend time with them.” The course is conducted in accordance with the instruction books purchased by the Korean Air Force. The only cost to the parents is the reimbursement for the books. x

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CAMP HUMPHREYS — Children pound on rice dough to make tteok, a traditional Korean rice cake. — U.S. Army photo by Mike Mooney

6-52 runs their haunted house
By Spc. Karina Law 6th Battalion, 52nd ADA
SUWON AIRBASE — Soldiers in the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery brought the true Halloween spirit to the Republic of Korea by building their very own haunted house. The event was sponsored by the 6-52 ADA BOSS program. BOSS representatives Spc. Kevin Gonzalez and Spc. Alex Henriquez supervised the event. “It all came together so well. The volunteers did a great job. We couldn’t have done this without them,” Henriquez said. The event was held on Saturday, October 29, and was completely soldier run. The soldiers and their families filed through what is normally an office building in the motor pool. Darkness fell, the extent of the Iron Horse Soldiers’ creativity was evident. A quick walkthrough of the house showed the creepy atmosphere in full force. Created in an already abandoned building, the first room with its empty desk, skulls and bloody handprints set the mood to what was to come. As victims entered the room, they were greeted by flying books and a figure looming in a corner, waiting for the victims to come near. As they came closer he led the way to true horror. Battalion signal Officer Capt. Raleigh Voight was

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terrified by the spectacular effects. “Those soldiers did a great job and it was really great to see them out here,” he said. An insane asylum greeted the guests with a crazed woman giggling to herself then crawling towards the crowd. A torture room followed with an unknown person strapped down, being tortured slowly via electricity. The worst was to come, as they walked through a hallway drenched with blood, they came face to face with an eerie being leading them all as the sound of crashing glass echoed around them. The being led them on and singing began, a mournful melody singing “one, two Freddies coming for you. Three, four better lock the door”. As they entered the flickering room the signing rose to a feverish pitch as a woman on a bloody bed stood towards the victims. She then crumbled to the floor, rambling and screaming to the victims not to continue. The victims pushed through with the residents of the house still on their tail, wailing, screaming and giggling. The surgery room followed where a team of macabre doctors operated on a wailing victim, a doctor looked at the victims inviting them to be next on the table. As the victims ran out they were followed out with screams of, “Seven, eight. No escape!” x

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Iron Horse soldiers celebrate Halloween with their family members. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Karina Law

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The 50th anniversary of the Combined Federal Campaign kicks off
Story and photo by Lee Seung-bin seungbin.lee@korea.army.mil
DAEGU GARRISON — The 50th anniversary of the Combined Federal Campaign officially kicked off on 3 Oct, USAG Daegu, Kathleen Gavle (left), SFC Victorino Barrerabahena(center), and USAG Daegu CSM, Gabriel Arnold, leading by example by making contributions to the charity of their choice. The three contributors urged the USAG Daegu community to do their part, emphasizing that ‘together we can make a difference’ by giving to CFC Representative. x

Military working dogs and their handlers make a difference
Story and photo by Lee Seung-bin seungbin.lee@korea.army.mil
DAEGU GARRISON — U.S. military working dogs (MWDs) can be credited with accomplishing a lot of great things. For example, they were key participants in the raid on the compound where Osama Bin Laden is said to have been hiding. Here in USAG Daegu, the job of the MWD is equally important. With petfriendly names like Danja, Mmisha, Zeck, Zidan, Jambo, Rambo, Tristian, Uran, and Britt, the list of military dogs reads like a squad of dedicated Soldiers ready to be called into action. For Staff Sgt. Charles W. Graves, MWD handler, assigned to the 188th MP Company, Camp Walker, MWDs both complement and enhance the capabilities of the military police. “MWD teams enable the MP to perform their mission more effectively and, in many cases, with significant savings of manpower, time, and money,” he said. The MWD team’s specialized capabilities make it one of the most effective tools available to the commander for combat support, security, and law enforcement. As the only live equipment employed Army–wide, the dog’s continuing proficiency depends on realistic daily training and care. Like any other specialty, dog handlers must be highly trained in their field. “Patience, maturity, and a good knowledge of law enforcement are required to be a dog handler.” He added, “Maturity is vital to being a dog handler. We cannot have kids come into this program because we are almost completely autonomous… you’re on your own, just you and your dog. “When MP’s arrive at a scene –be it a
narcotics search or an explosives search or a person search—they’re looking for a head person, that individual in charge of the scene …he is the canine handler. All units there will take their instructions from him because that way we keep everybody safe. We can’t have immature kids --we have to have people who can think on their feet. You have to be very patient. Some people come in they think the dogs are push-button. I like to use the analogy ‘dogs are only human’, and they have bad days as well.” There is a physical and mental closeness between the dog and his handler. Handlers help seal the relationship during daily grooming and obedience sessions. During this activity, a bond is developed that ensures the dog and his handler function like a solid team. Staff Sgt. Graves said, “I have worked as a dog handler over 10 years and the safety of the dog is always on my mind. MWDs are our partners, friends and like a son or a daughter.

The Staff Sgt. Then added, “I love working with the dogs. I would like to spend my whole life working with my dog. I used to be a people person, but not so much anymore. I’ve never hesitated to go outside the wire and take a mission with my dog. We’re here to help, and as a team we work hard to ensure people are safe. “ x

SFC Zeck, Military working dog and Staff Sgt. Charles Graves (right) and Sgt Eugene Tolbert, MWD handler, 188th MP Company, Camp Walker, play a vital role in the safety and security of USAG Daegu. A daily workout is an important part of the physical and mental relationship between both the dog and the handler.

After an exhausting workout, a tummy massage is just what this MWD needs from his handler.

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Monsters have a ball at the Camp Walker Commissary
Story and photo by Park Min-jin minjin.park@korea.army.mil
DAEGU GARRISON — Spiderman, Snow White, a few witches and robots took over the USAG Daegu community Oct. 29., as monsters of all ages came out in support of Halloween, a night when ghosts and goblins are as plentiful as sweets and treats. According to Charles W. Phillips, Assistant Store Director, Camp Walker Commissary, “Every year, we do the ‘Trunk or Treat’ for kids activity. It’s a chance to involve the community, as well as a chance to just have some fun. The kids show up dressed in their costume…and from there we just have fun.” So how did “Trick or Treat” become “Trunk or Treat?” “It started years ago when people who live off base simply did not have a chance to hand out treats to the kids, because the celebration is not recognized outside the installation,” said Phillips. “So, these individuals started bringing their cars to the parking lot on base where they would let down their tailgates, decorate their vehicle, and just begin handing out candy. This was an ideal way for them to get the chance to be a part of the Halloween festivities.”

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Retiree Appreciation Day Retirees (and Active Duty with a retirement date) USAG Daegu is hosting a Retiree Appreciation Day at the Evergreen Community Club on Camp Walker, Saturday Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be tons of information geared for you, and you can get free flu and pneumonia immunizations, free vision screenings, free lunch, and a local hospital mobile x-ray van will be there as well. No appointments necessary! Financial Counseling Services Financial counseling for Soldiers and family members with emphasis on managing personal finances and tracking spending habits. Development of a personal financial plan, retirement plan, and college saving plan. Call the ACS financial readiness program office, 768-8127 or 768-7112. Kids Club Register your child for our Jr. Membership Program. Program benefits include quarterly appreciation nights, $5 gift coupon for thier birthday and other great events. Open to kids ages 5-12. For more information, call the Evergreen Community Club, 764-4060. Curfew in effect Effective immediately, A PeninsulaWide curfew is in effect. This curfew occurs between 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Friday morning of a normal work week and 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday night, Saturday-Sunday mornings. This curfew applies to all USFK military personnel, and is urged as a guideline to follow for all family members and civilians. Camp Carroll Paintball Range Now open on Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. $15 per person and it includes first 500 pellets. No reservations or teams required. Eye Protection, Long Sleeves, Long pants, Sneakers or Boots covering ankles are required. For more information call 765-8325/7062 or 7647484. Help decorate the White House! The First Lady is asking military children from around the globe for some personal contributions to the finishing touches on the White House decorations this holiday season. The request is for military children to submit 5”x8” handmade holiday cards with words of appreciation for their military parents, as well as pictures and drawings. The White House will display as many of the cards as possible. Participants are asked to send holiday cards to the following address along with information from where they are sending it by November 16, 2011: Reservation 1 Attn: Social Office PO Box 8070 Washington DC, 20032 This is a way for military children to express love, admiration and appreciation for their military parents this holiday season.

The Soldiers, Civilians and Family members from USAG Daegu community enjoy the Halloween festivities at Daegu commissary parking lot Oct. 29.
One of the participants Sgt. 1st Class Allen Remon, 19th ESC joined the evening activity along with his wife and two kids. He said, “I really enjoyed it. This was our first time doing the Trunk or Treat celebration. Traditionally, we would just make the rounds in our traditional usually do in the houses and neighborhood. But we just got here, and walked around to see what’s with all the cars in the parking lot. We were happy and surprised to find people were handing out lots of candy for the kids. It was a great event.” The winner of the Trunk of Treat 2011, BOSS president Sgt. Carita Whaley said, “I love Halloween. I like to support the community. I want to make sure kids get to enjoy the Halloween celebration as much as I did when I was a kid.” x

Chapel donates blankets to Daegu Orphanage

(Top) CSM Gabriel Arnold, his wife Viviane, and Gabriel Jr. along with Col. Kathleen Gavle, Commander, USAG Daegu, pitch in to help unload some much needed and appreciated blankets for the children at the Love and Hope Orphanage in Daegu. The charitable gift is just one of many community and Good Neighbor efforts hosted by the Camp Walker Chapel. (Left) Chaplain (Capt.) Michael. D. Jones leads members of the Love and Hope Orphanage, along with other USAG Daegu community representatives in prayer. The visit to the Daegu orphanage was an opportunity for caring and sharing. During the visit, Chaplain Jones oversaw the distribution of nearly 200 blankets to the orphanage—compliments of the Camp Walker Chapel and community supporters. — US Army photos by Pvt. Jeong Hyuk-soo

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All I want for Christmas is..
By Pv2. Bang Bong-joo bongjoo.bang@us.army.mil
This week’s QUESTION: About 45 shopping days left until Christmas, so here’s your chance: What do you want Santa to leave under the tree??

Serenity on the coastline

Rosy Martinez
Facebook Fan

Hmmmmmm, I’m already so blessed with having a wonderful husband, great kids, awesome friends and a job I really enjoy. With that said, I suppose I would like Santa to leave me a box full of good health, love and happiness for the upcoming year. Oh, and an awesome Danielle Steele book. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!!!!! (I was dying to say that all year...lol)

This was taken at Haesindang Park, South Korea. It is located in the hills South of Samcheok. The park is by a tiny fishing village with quite a history. It is absolutely beautiful there! This was taken May 2011 while with my family. Courtesy photo by Courtney Schell

Michelle Van Vucht Davis
Facebook Fan Please Please Please Please Santa I have been a good girl this year! A Victoria’s Secret gift card would be awesome! And a quick recovery from surgery would be even better!

Rosie Swanson
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I need 4 iPads under the tree. I know it’s a lot to ask for Santa, but get those elves working overtime in your S6 shop PLEASE!!! ;)

Elsa Gonzalez de Paulino
Facebook Fan All I want for my family in Christmas is good health, long life, many joys & good memories to treasure through our lives. I am so blessed for having the greatest husband there ever was, such beautiful & loving children and for been so loved by them unconditionally.

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The woman, Soldier, and mother behind the voice on Eagle FM
Story and photo by Park Min-jin minjin.park@korea.army.mil
DAEGU GARRISON — You know the voice of the morning disc jockey on AFN Daegu and her “Here’s a quick quiz.” But, do you know the name of the Soldier behind that voice on “Eagle FM” radio? It’s none other than USAG Daegu’s early morning DJ, Sgt. Zila Winstead. Up at the crack of dawn the Soldier starts her day with a PT workout that includes a run in Kelly Gym. For push-ups and sit-ups she said she just locks her room door. “You know I have to stay fit. It’s very hard sometimes because 4 a.m. is really early. “After I do my physical fitness routine, I run home and get into my uniform and then I come down here to the office around 5:30 a.m,” she said. “We do what we call a ‘radio show prep’ program making sure all of the, topics before I get on the air.” Determined to keep up with her training requirements Winstead said she has a good support system. “I have great people from school, great instructors and advisors to guide me,” Winstead said. Winstead has three children back home in Indiana. The Soldier said that sometimes being married

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and in the Army can be quite a challenge. “An even greater challenge is missing my kids,” Winstead explained. “I really wish I could spend more time with them. I motivate myself by telling myself that I am doing something for them --something that benefits them. They are being cared for medically. They have a home, and I am doing something for my country.” Of all the hobbies in the world, collecting stickers might not be what you think the woman behind the voice does, but it just so happens she loves doing just that. “My daughter loves stickers and I have to follow up,” she said. “We get along very well together. We’ve created scrap book. I buy stickers for myself, and I also get tons from her.” Among other fun things, Winstead also loves taking pictures. “I like making memories. When my kids grow up, hopefully they will maintain those memories that I want to share with them. I also like pictures because they give me a chance to see what I have accomplished. So that helps me to know I did and am still doing great thing. Even if I fail, I will still keep trying,” the broadcaster said. x

(Above) Staff Sgt. Zila Winstead prepares to pump up the volume as she begins the day at the AFN studio on Camp Walker. (Bottom) The Winstead family strike a pose for the camera.

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