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JANUARY 20, 2012

In observance of Lunar New Year, there will be no Morning Calm on Jan. 27

JANUARY 20, 2012

Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea

Volume 10, Issue 14


MLK Jr. Day celebrated at Red Cloud Page 5

Cannons keep birds away from airfield Page 21

2nd CAB holds ammunition exercise Page 23

Mobilization exercise held

By Cpl. Han, Jae-ho PYEONGTAEK The 22nd Korean Service Corps (KSC) Company held its annual mobilization exercise Jan. 10-12 in Pyeongil Elementary School here. The purpose was to improve the in-processing capabilities of wartime KSC augmentees. The KSC Company commands, controls, supervises and provides administrative control of 2,185 personnel to provide support to Eighth Army and United States Forces in Korea. Key tasks of this exercise included deploying four operations teams to KSC mobilization stations within four hours of activation order, making sure the teams are active within 24 hours, and validating planned link up points. This is one of our most important exercises that practices mobilization stations capabilities, said Lt. Col Robert Hynes, the KSC commander. During war time, the Republic of Korea government will send approximately 23,000 people within the first 60 days, and we have to be able to organize them (as soon as possible) into companies to support Eighth Army, he added. The exercise began with a briefing by Chon In-sop, commander of the 22nd KSC Company. The briefing was followed by a tour of various stations including the physical examination room, central issue facility and training room. We support Camp Humphreys directly, and will continue to improve on our previous efforts to mobilize and activate KSC units for wartime support, Chon said. x

Above, Korean Service Corps members input a mobilized reservists personal data for in-processing. Right, Ku, Cha-moon, a sheet metal mechanic, performs a field first aid simulation on a training dummy. U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Han, Jae-ho

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Commissary helps keep resolutions

Budgeting and healthy eating made easier
By Sally Cauthers Defense Commissary Agency
FORT LEE, Va. Military members who are looking to stick to New Years resolutions may want to consider the commissary if their pledges involve saving money and healthy living, said the Defense Commissary Agencys sales director. Whether its cash or calories, commissaries are here to help our customers save, said Chris Burns. We are kicking off the new year with specials on healthy brands and good for you recipe booklets that include greatly reduced coupons for all their eating right diet changes. The commissaries are also gearing up for all big football parties, leading up to the king daddy of them all, the Super Bowl, Burns added. If theyre throwing a football party in the barracks or just watching the game at home, our customers will be able to save money with coupons and better prepare their party menus with recipes designed to score a touchdown with their friends and families. DeCAs industry partners manufacturers, vendors, brokers and suppliers will host many in-store promotions and provide extra savings focused on getting you started in the right direction for 2012. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Customers are asked to check their local commissary for the following super sales events: Special K Challenge. The Kellogg Company is offering special savings on brands such as Fiber Plus, Nutri-Grain and Right Bites. Product demonstrations will be held in stores with military coupons offering cross-category savings on produce items. In addition, customers are asked to look out for a flyer in early January announcing the Special K Challenge event and offering even more ways to save on Special K products. Breakfast: Bring it On!Quaker and Tropicana presents its seventh annual breakfast bundling event to help raise the awareness on the importance of eating a nutritious breakfast. This event will also continue to support the commissary theme, Its Your Choice, Make It Healthy. Commissary customers can receive high-value bounceback coupons for February by locating the Quaker and Tropicana store displays and visiting Patrons will also be able to vote for their favorite military charity the Fisher House or Operation Homefront. The charity with the most votes will receive $4,500 worth of breakfast products, compliments of Quaker and Tropicana. Promises for the New Year Sale. Nestle Purina Pet Care Company is offering commissary shoppers at participating stores a chance to win free dog or cat food. Each winner will be given VIP coupons to feed one average dog or cat for six months $132 in dog coupons and $96 in cat coupons. One winner per store will be announced the last week of January. Participating stores will have banners, signs, entry boxes and pads for customer convenience. Customers can also enjoy great savings on their favorite Purina pet brands. Meet country music stars. Dr Pepper and Motts are offering commissary customers a chance to meet todays most popular country music stars. Four stateside commissary customers and their guests will win trips to the 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The trip packages include: roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles, roundtrip ground transportation, deluxe hotel accommodations for three nights, meal vouchers, Saturday private concert and welcome reception, Sunday ACMA telecast (two tickets) and Sunday Post All-Star Jam (two tickets). Commissary customers in Europe and in the Far East can register for a chance to win a 46-inch television. One winner each will be chosen from Europe and the Far East. Big Game, Bigger Savings. ConAgra Foods is kicking off 2012 with great customer savings during its Big Game, Bigger Savings truckload event, offering a Big Game Party Play Book that includes recipes and $10 in coupon savings. Participating commissaries will host product demonstrations on Super Bowl weekend, which will include free Big Game Party Play Books and a demonstration of Orville Pop-Up Popcorn Bowls. The ConAgra Foods Military website,, offers shoppers a list of items on sale in the commissaries, as well as printable coupons on ConAgra Foods brands. ConAgra Foods donates a portion of its truckload sales to support the Scholarship for Military Children Program. 2012 Super Bowl Savings Spectacular. Kraft Foods is offering an exclusive in-store game day coupon and recipe flyer with more than $10 in savings. The coupon flyer features party planning tips and recipe ideas on game-day brands such as Planters nuts, Oscar Mayer deli meats, hot dogs, Claussen pickles, Nabisco favorites such as Ritz, Wheat Thins, Triscuit and Oreo, Cool Whip, and Kraft natural cheeses. Kraft Foods brands have also teamed up with Coke Zero for a national game-day, gear-up event, which features coupons for savings on Nabisco cookies and crackers, Planters nuts products and Coke Zero, a game-day recipe booklet. This event also includes a celebrity chefs contest, The Battle of the Topping from the Ritz crackers Facebook page. Year of the Dragon. Chinese New Year begins the last week in January and La Choy Chinese food products and CTC Foods Company will be offering savings on its Oriental food items throughout February. These sales events will also offer recipes for preparing Chinese food dinners at home. Our commissaries are offering shoppers healthy beginnings for the New Year, and we want them to take advantage of all the super savings and contests and giveaways available at their stores this month, Burns said. But its not just in January. We work hard to offer our shoppers great savings at their commissary throughout the year. x



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Sensible portions key to weight control

By Kay Blakley Defense Commissary Agency
FORT LEE, Va. Have you noticed that dieting season begins almost as soon as the last of the holiday indulgences have passed our lips? We certainly notice it at your commissary, as diet, low-fat, fat-free and sugar-free versions of almost every kind of food imaginable start flying off our shelves and into shoppers carts. The object is to get rid of any extra holiday pounds before they start to feel at home on your hips, and thats very smart thinking. But, if resorting to so-called diet foods leaves you feeling deprived and unsatisfied, there are other ways to successfully attack those unwanted pounds. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans includes the common sense advice to enjoy your food, just eat less. That means youll need to familiarize yourself with what portion sizes actually should be. In general, its a serving of lean protein about the size of the palm of your hand, half-cup servings of fruits and vegetables, one regular-size slice of bread, half cup rice or pasta, an eight-ounce carton of yogurt or eight ounces of milk, and a one-ounce serving of nuts (thats about 13 cashews). If this is the route you choose, using a small plate will help you feel like youre eating more. The diet advice that seems to suite me best, because I like to eat a lot, is a tactic called volumetrics. Its an eating plan that was developed by Dr. Barbara Rolls, a nutritionist and researcher at Penn State University, who claims its the volume of food eaten, rather than the calories consumed, that leaves people feeling full and satisfied. For example, one-fourth cup of raisins contains about 100 calories, but you could choose two full cups of fresh grapes instead for the same number of calories. Choosing the grapes, which are high in water and fiber, would keep a person feeling fuller longer. Hoping that lots of folks agree with my preferences, Ive gathered plenty of volumetric recipes for you in Kays Kitchen at Enjoy getting skinny, and of course, as always, you can save money by purchasing the ingredients in your commissary. x

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JANUARY 20, 2012



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 Driving under the influence. The Subject, while operating a privately-owned vehicle, was stopped by Korean National Police at a checkpoint. KNP officers detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the subjects person and administered a blood alcohol test, with a result of 0.11 percent. KNP transferred the subject to Military Police custody, with instructions to report to the Provost Marshal Office at a later time. The subject reported to the PMO, where he was advised of his legal rights, which he invoked. The Subject was issued a temporary driving suspension memorandum. Area II Failure to obey general order. The Subject was observed in violation of the USFK-wide curfew at an off-post establishment. When asked by KNP to reveal his military identification, the subject stated that he was visiting his friend in Korea. A subsequent check verified the subject was an active duty service member. The Subject was transported to the PMO. Due to his level of intoxication, the Subject was processed and released to his unit with instructions to report at a later time. Later, the Subject reported to the PMO where he was advised of his legal rights, which he waived. Area III Escort violation over 24 hours. The Subject signed his civilian guest onto the installation through the pedestrian gate and failed to sign the guest out within 24 hours. Area IV Gate runner. A gate guard observed a gold, four-door car drive through the gate without rendering proper identification. MPs observed a vehicle that fit the description attempting to exit Gate No. 4 through the inbound lane. The MPs initiated a traffic stop and identified the Subject and witness, both civilians. The Subject and witness were processed on the scene and released to KNP. Area V Traffic accident with injuries. The Subject notified authorities at Osan Air Base of a major vehicle accident off-post. The Subject was leaving his apartment when he struck the victim with his POV. The Subject exchanged information with the victim, but before authorities could be notified, the victim left the scene. An interpreter made contact with the victim who stated she had gone to a hospital.

These are Seouls main beacons, which were used during the Joseon Dynasty for rapid communication over long distances. Beacons like this were strategically placed at high points in terrain and were lit with fire to signal a threat of enemy invasion. Fire signals were used during the night and smoke signals during the day. This beacon was the last notification point in a long line of beacons, making it the final destination to be lit during an emergency. It rests right on the edge of the old city wall, on top of Namsan Mountain, and is one of five beacon hills on Namsan. Each beacon was set up to monitor a different direction. To get there, take the subway Line 4 to Myeongdong Station, Exit 4. Upon exiting, orient yourself so that Namsan Tower is visible. Walk toward the tower until you locate the cable cars that carry people to the top of Namsan. There is also a broad walking trail that leads to the top. U.S. Army photo by Russell Wicke

Namsan: Seouls Beacon Hill

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Offpost events and activities

Han Sangsu Embroidery Museum Established by Han Sangsu, Han Sangsu Embroidery Museum displays her beautiful works of embroidery, related items and historical relics. Since its foundation in September 2005, the museum has promoted the cultural significance of Korean embroidery to the public and foreign visitors through a variety of programs, including open classes, hands-on activities, seminars, international exchange programs, demonstrations, and regular exhibitions. The museum consists of exhibition rooms and an audiovisual room, allowing visitors to appreciate the process and history of Korean embroidery work and its aesthetic value. A Korean traditional house called Hanok was remodeled at the Han Sangsu Embroidery Museum, giving visitors the impression of visiting someones house. Displayed in the garden are arrays of crocks for traditional Korean sauces and a low wooden bench, creating a distinctly exotic atmosphere. Over the low wall surrounding the museum, you can see Gahoe-dong, a traditional culture and arts district, in harmony with this serene and peaceful place. The museum consists of a permanent exhibition hall and three galleries showcasing a variety of works of embroidery by Han Sangsu, as well as her collection of a wide range of related items and relics. Audiovisual installations help to introduce visitors to the history and culture of Korean embroidery. The museum opens from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on Mondays. The museum offers classes to encourage visitors to learn about Korean traditional embroidery. Visitors can also purchase various materials to make their own embroidered items before they take a class. The class takes about two hours to complete and is conducted in Korean. Another class at Bukchon Cultural Center is available at http:// To get there take subway Line 3 to Anguk Station. Take a shuttle bus No. 2 and get off at Anguk Zen Center, next to Chicken Museum, from Exit 2 . x

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Happy Lunar New Year

By Col. William Huber Yongsan Garrison commander
YONGSAN On behalf of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, let me take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Lunar New Year. But not just any Lunar New Year. Its the year of the Black Dragon. This is a Lunar New Year that only comes around every 60 years. Just like the Black Dragon, let this year bring our community strength and power. Let this be a year for us all offering plenty of powerful opportunities to be embraced and to take advantage of all the good fortune that dragons are known for. Through your valuable community support and cooperation, we made a lot of great memories this past year, especially while we enjoyed live music, fantastic food and wonderful weather during our Independence Day celebration, Rock Fest and Fall Fest, and our K-16 Family Fun Day. Let me also take the opportunity to say thank you for all your great efforts and hard work in promoting democracy and prosperity here in Korea as well as support and assistance to each other.

Col. William Huber

So, lets get ready for an exciting Lunar New Year and may the Year of the Black Dragon bring prosperity, wealth and longevity to you and your loved ones. Thank you for your support, and commitment to the greatest Alliance in the world. Happy Lunar New Year! Kamsamnida! Katchi Kapshida! x

JANUARY 20, 2012



On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. August 28, 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his historic I Have a Dream speech before hundreds of thousands who took part in the March on Washington. Kings soaring speech marked a crucial juncture in the American Civil Rights Movement and is seen as one of the landmark events in American history. Area I observed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with special luncheons Jan. 12 and 13. Keynote speakers exhorted audiences to take inspiration from Kings life and find specific ways they can be of selfless service to others. Martin Luther Kings birthday is a national holiday that was observed this year on Jan. 16. Photo by Bob Adelman/Magnum Photos

Area I honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Luncheon speakers say Kings life should inspire continued acts of service to others
By Franklin Fisher
CAMP RED CLOUD The Army and the Area I community of which it is a part celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. last week, with calls to honor the memory of the slain civil right leader through acts of selfless service to others. Remember! Celebrate! Act! and A Day On, Not a Day Off were the official themes top Army leadership put forward for this years Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which fell on Jan. 16. In Area I, the theme of taking concrete actions that help others acts figured in keynote speeches at luncheons in observance of the national holiday in Kings honor. King, an internationally preeminent civil rights leader and recipient of a 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, was shot fatally in Memphis, Tenn., April 4, 1968. He was 39. Think of next Monday as a day on, not a day off, Beverly Poole told the Wednesday luncheon audience Jan. 12 at the Kilbourne Memorial Dining Facility on Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu. Poole is director of the Resource Management Office, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud. In these challenging times, too many people face limited opportunities, but now, the capacity to support each other is limitless, Poole said. So, what will you do with the day that Dr. King left you? Will you serve? Will you greet someone that you dont know? Think of it as a day onnot a day off. Poole noted the ethnic diversity of the luncheon audience. Before Dr. Kings groundbreaking work, she said, our military itself was not as diverse as we are todayIt is truly awesome to look out at the people here at the Kilbourne Dining Facility today, people from all backgrounds and cultures and nations, representing our armed services. A similar theme was sounded in a Jan. 13 luncheon at the Thunder Inn Dining Facility on Camp Casey in Dongducheon. The keynote speaker, Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Venney, first recapped key details of Kings life. I could stand up here for hours and talk about Dr. Kings accomplishments, said Venney, of the 2nd Infantry Divisions 302nd Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, but I am not going to do that. But what I will say is Dr. Kings life and message should not be lost with time, he said. Because of his efforts, along with many others, we enjoy the freedoms and opportunities that previous generations did not have. Today, as we go about our daily lives, just think about the diversity everywhere you look, he said. Just look around this dining facility and see the multitude of races nationalities, skin colors. W are all here by choice, he said. I ask you, would that choice be possible without the efforts of Dr. King? Maybe it would, but I can tell you that it would have taken a lot longer to get where we are today in regards to civil rights had Martin Luther King just stood by and accepted what was normal treatment during his time. And Venney called on the audience to honor Kings memory through actions. Act, on this day off from work Do something on this holiday to help someone, he said. Make a commitment to act more selfless in your action. Make a commitment to act if you know of someone being treated unfairly or being discriminated against. x

At the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day luncheon at Camp Red Cloud Jan. 12, keynote speaker Beverly Poole of the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud asked So, what will you do with the day that Dr. King left you? Will you serve? At a luncheon Jan 13 at Camp Casey keynote speaker Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Venney of the 2nd Infantry Division said Dr. Kings life and message should not be lost with time. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lee Jae-gwang




News & Notes

Lunar New Year A Lunar New Year celebration is scheduled at Camp Caseys Community Activity Center Jan. 21 from 2 6 p.m. Rice cake, traditional tea and homemade beverages will be served, and a traditional Korean drum and dance will be performed. Hanbok will be rented for $10 but the availability of hanbok by size should be checked beforehand. Reservations are recommended, especially for those with children aged 2 to 10. For more information, call 730-6401. Exchange Holiday Hours Exchanges will have limited hours during the Lunar New Year holiday. For details see the AAFES Holiday Hours of Operation 2011-2012 listings at EXCHANGE/Downloads. Commissary Closed The Camp Red Cloud Commissary will be closed Monday, Jan. 23 in observance of the Lunar New Year holiday and will instead be open Wednesday, Jan. 25. For more information call 732-7649 Housing Office Closed The Housing Office will be closed Jan. 23 and 24 in observance of the Lunar New Year holiday. It will reopen Jan. 25. Single soldiers seeking needing quarters should contact the Army lodges at Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu or Camp Casey in Dongducheon. They will be reimbursed for the lodging expense. For more information call 732-7506. Holiday Bank Hours Community Bank branches in Area I will be closed for the Lunar New Year holiday on Jan. 23 and 24. For more information call 723-9251. Road Conditions Did you know that when road conditions are RED, school buses continue to run unless the school is closed? School bus drivers are professionals who have received extensive professional driver training and certification to safely operate a motor vehicle during adverse weather conditions. Senior Army leaders will not permit anyone to drive in road conditions that could potentially put drivers and their passengers in danger. Fitness Clinic and Health/ Training Seminar A fitness clinic and health/ training seminar is scheduled for the Carey Fitness Center at Camp Casey Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Its open to all U.S. military ID card holders. Fitness attire is required. Lunch will be provided. For details on the days schedule call 730-2322 or 732-6276.

At an outdoor rock-jazz concert last April at the Village Green in Uijeongbu, Spc. Aaron Benson sings while performing with fellowmembers of the 2nd Infantry Division Band. The band is currently looking for four new vocalists, two male, two female, to replace other vocalists slated to leave in coming months. U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson

By Franklin Fisher

2ID Band seeks four new vocalists

said. The ability to read music is preferred but not required, he said. There are some fine vocalists who have not had formal training but they can still get the job done, said Martinez, who plays trumpet in the band. Ive worked with several like that. However, whether they read music or not, candidates would have to show they can sing in tune with a live ensemble and be able to perform in a variety of styles, he said. They could be singing anywhere from official ceremonies to rock concerts and concerts with the concert band, Martinez said. Typically, the bands vocalists are called upon to sing pop standards, the national anthems of the United States and South Korea, and the divisions

CAMP RED CLOUD The 2nd Infantry Division Band is looking for four new Soldier vocalists two male, two female to fill upcoming vacancies. The band is stationed in Area I at Camp Red Cloud in Uijeongbu. It currently has two vocalists but both are scheduled to leave within the next three months, said Sgt. 1st Class David Martinez, the bands sergeantin-charge of operations. The candidates must already be assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division but dont have to be stationed in Area I at the time they apply. They must have at least six months left on their Korea tours by the time they start with the band, Martinez

own Warrior March and the official U.S. Army song. Among numbers the bands vocalists often perform, said Martinez, are Electric Slide, Overjoyed, America the Beautiful and God Bless the U.S. A. The first step for those interested is to call the band for an audition, he said. The audition is typically a one-day process that requires no overnight stay. Auditions would probably be performed before the bands commander, Chief Warrant Officer 5 William Brazier, and its training sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Dove. Martinez said those interested should call Dove at 732-6704. And theyll be notified what theyll be required to sing, he said, in order to be considered for a position. x

Drivers warned of risk during Lunar New Year

By Franklin Fisher
CAMP RED CLOUD Area I officials are cautioning Warrior Country motorists to take special precautions during this years Lunar New Year holiday, which runs from Jan. 21 24 and is a time of increased risk to motorists Korea-wide. In addition, restrictions on military vehicles will be in effect, Korea-wide, from 6 p.m. Jan. 20 to 11:59 p.m. Jan. 24. During the Lunar New Year holiday, also known as Seol-nal, major Korean highways become extremely congested. The heaviest traffic is expected from late afternoon Jan. 20 through late evening Jan. 24. All motorists should be alert for drivers under the influence during this holiday, which typically includes parties and the consumption of alcohol. Public transportation is the safest mode of travel. Warrior Country drivers should use unflagging caution regardless of what mode of travel they use during the holiday. The following restrictions will be in effect during the holiday. Road conditions will be considered Red from 6 p.m. Jan. 20 thorough midnight Jan. 21, for U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud vehicles and those from the Transportation Motor Pool (TMP). The restriction applies to individual vehicles, convoys, and rental and commercial vehicles. Road conditions for USAG-Red Cloud military and TMP vehicles are Amber from 12:01 a.m. Jan. 22 through midnight Jan. 23. The only USAG-Red Cloud TMP and non-tactical vehicles (NTV) alowed to move are those for mail runs, law enforcement and medical emergencies, public works repairs, and bus service. That restriction also applies to rental and commercial vehicles used for official business. Road conditions for USAG-Red Cloud military and TMP vehicles are Red from 1 a.m. to midnight Jan. 24. The restriction applies to all USAG-Red Cloud NTV, military vehicles, and rental or commercial vehicles on official business. Exempt from the restriction will be commercial and TMP buses, taxis and those vehicles used for mail runs, law enforcement, medical emergencies, and public works emergency repairs. x

JANUARY 20, 2012

Tax help centers are slated to open next month at Camp Casey and Camp Red Cloud
By Franklin Fisher
CAMP RED CLOUD The 2nd Infantry Division tax center will open at Camp Casey Feb. 1 to April 21 for customers needing to file 2011 tax returns. A tax center at Camp Red Cloud is to open in February at a time and location yet to be determined. The filing deadline for most taxpayers this year falls on April 17, said Capt. Scott Luu, the tax centers officer-in-charge. The center at Camp Casey is in bldg. 1709B, across the street from the Warriors Club. It will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The services are performed by IRS-certified Soldiers and volunteers, and are available free to all U.S. servicemembers and their dependents, U.S. military retirees, and Department of the Army civilians. The services are not available for independent contractors employed by the Defense Department. But they can visit the tax center for information about where to file their tax returns while in Korea. Before visiting the center, taxpayers are encouraged to make an appointment by calling 730-2568, Luu said. Walk-ins are welcome but service will depend on whether tax assistants are available. Service on Saturdays will be available only to those with appointments, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m., on Feb. 11 and 25; March 31; April 14 and 21. In addition, service on Warrior Family Days will be available from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Customers should bring the following documents, where applicable. W-2 forms. These should be for any jobs theyve held, including those held by dependent family members. Army W-2 forms will not be mailed but can be obtained by visiting the MyPay website at www.mypay.dfas. mil. Print out the W-2 and bring it to the tax center. Valid Social Security Number and birth date for each family member. For those who recently married a non-U.S. citizen, the tax center will also help taxpayers file for a Social Security Number or Individual Tax Identification Number. To comply with Internal Revenue Service requirements, customers must provide the tax center a copy of their Social Security Card, correspondence with their Social Security Number from the Social Security Administration, or Military ID with the Social Security Number. The center cannot provide tax preparation service if that requirement is not met. Valid power of attorney or IRS Form 2848 for a married taxpayer whose spouse cannot come to the appointment. Military ID card or military family member or retiree ID card. Copy of any final divorce judgment or other court orders regarding child support payments, alimony or child tax deductions (including IRS Form 8332, if applicable).

Help on the way for Area I taxpayers



With the annual income tax season just around the corner, Area I taxpayers will find help available at two tax centers that are slated to open next month at Camp Casey and Camp Red Cloud. The Casey center is scheduled to open Feb. 1, with the one at Red Cloud to open at a time yet to be announced. The deadline for most taxpayers this year falls on April l7. U.S. Air Force photo
Forms 1098, reflecting mortgage expenses paid. Form 1098, reflecting college tuition expenses or student loan interest paid. Forms 1099, which show any bank account interest, stock dividends, retirement income, miscellaneous income or pensions received. Home rental or sale documentation. Voided check or bank accounts routing number, and account number for direct deposit of the tax refund. A copy of the customers last tax return. Any other documentation or information that may be relevant to filing income taxes. The tax center will electronically file both federal and state income tax returns. It may also provide assistance on a limited basis with original or amended returns for the 2009-2011 tax years. The tax center is not qualified to prepare state tax returns for residents of Guam or Puerto Rico, or for those who are business owners or day traders. Once a federal tax return is filed, the taxpayers can track their electronic refunds by visiting the Internal Revenue Service website at www.irs. gov and by clicking on Wheres My Refund? x

Area I officials signed Army Family Covenant

Members of the Area I community take part Jan. 12 in the signing of the Army Family Covenant at the Dragon Hill Lodge on Yongsan Garrison in Seoul. The Covenant is a pledge the Department of the Army has made to provide Soldiers and their families with quality housing, recreation, health care and more. The signing was held in conjunction with the 2nd Infantry Division Family Readiness Group Roundup. Seated, from right to left, are Maj. Gen. Edward C. Cardon, commanding general of the 2nd Infantry Division, the divisions Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer, Col. Hank Dodge, commander, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I, and the USAG-Red Clouds Command Sgt. Maj. Nidal Saeed. U.S. Army photo by Yu Hu-son

JANUARY 20, 2011

People To People honors Yongsan Garrison

By Staff Sgt. Cody Harding
YONGSAN GARRISON - People to People International honored three members of the U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Command during its 39th Annual International Friendship Night and award banquet at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul, Jan. 13. The dinner was a meeting place for the multiple chapters for PTPI across the Republic of Korea, and served to help honor the military and civilian volunteers, who help the people of South Korea. Officers and Senior Enlisted from each of the four military Areas were present, including members from Camp Casey and Daegu. Gen. James Thurman, the commanding general of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, United States Forces Korea, was also in attendance as a special guest to the banquet. After the welcoming remarks, a roll call of the various PTPI chapters and a video presentation showing the history of PTP in Korea, Thurman spoke on the importance of building strong ties with the civilian population. Together, over the last 62 years, we have worked closely to defend the Republic of Korea, deter aggression and contribute to international security, Thurman said. During this time we have learned how much in common we, as a people, have with one another. Despite different languages, locations and cultures, these commonalities allow our alliance to grow strong from one between two governments and militaries to one between the people of two nations, based on common shared values like open democracy, human rights and free market economies. These shared values are what make our alliance the strongest in the world. Once the presentation for the awards began, Col. William Huber, the Yongsan garrison commander,



People to People International Vice President Hwang, Young Suk, left, stands with Col. William Huber, the USAG Yongsan Commander, and 1st Sgt. Ronald Nagy, the HHC, USAG Yongsan Senior Noncommissioned officer, as they accept their awards from Gen. James Thurman, the UNC-CFC-USFK Commanding General, right, at the PTPI 39th Award Banquet and International Friendship Night Jan. 13. - U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding
and 1st Sgt. Ronald Nagy, the first sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, were honored by the New Seoul Chapter of PTPI for their work with the Good Neighbor Program and their efforts to enhance the Seoul-Yongsan community. Command Sgt. Maj. John Justis, the Garrison command sergeant major, was honored by the Hannam PTPI Chapter for his work with the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program. The program helps Soldiers adjust to life in Korea, and provides an easy way for the military community to get out and interact with the culture they may not experience on post. Once the awards were presented,Thurman led the guests in a toast. Raising his glass, he toasted to the strength of the ROK U.S. Alliance and the mentality of Katchi Kapshida, or We Go Together, which has been the phrase shared between the two partners since the beginning of South Korea. x

Yongsan remembers Martin Luther King Jr.

By Pfc. Han Samuel
YONGSAN GARRISON - U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 15. at the Yongsan South Post Chapel to remember the civil rights hero who had fought for equality and justice in the U.S. The evening kicked off with a vigil march from the Collier Community Fitness Center to a ceremony at South Post Chapel with approximately 500 attendees. Tonight, we remember Dr. King and what he lived for, stated Dewayne Kendricks, President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Mu Phi Lambda Chapter. As people from different backgrounds come together to hold hands and march together, it is a perfect tribute to what Dr. King lived for. Community members joined hands as they marched and sang songs, including This Little Light of Mine and We Shall Overcome. Several members also wore their Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity jackets and proudly displayed their fraternitys banners during the march. Alpha Phi Alpha, established in Cornell University in 1906, was the first fraternity for African Americans and wearing the jackets was a tribute to Dr. Kings work. At the South Post Chapel, the community prepared presentations to honor King. Men of Valor, comprised sermon The Drum Major Instinct, challenged the community to strive for excellence through service, stating, greatness comes from humble servitude. Guest speaker Rev. Reginald Eugene Bryant delivered a powerful sermon titled What is in Your Hands? , which complemented USAG Yongsans 2012 vision of impacting communities. Bryant encouraged the community to serve with the abilities and possessions that were currently available to them, instead of waiting until they were more capable of serving. We already have everything we need to help others now, but what are we doing for the community? Bryant asked. Let me ask you, what is in your hands? USAG Yongsan garrison commander Col. William P. Huber concluded the ceremony, thanking all of those present who had made the ceremony possible, including Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, who coordinated the events. Huber also invited community members to take personal responsibility in accomplishing the 2012 vision of impacting communities. Dr. King believed in the power of individual service in strengthening communities and achieving common goals and challenged every American to do their part, he stated. And I challenge you to do the same. x

Col. William Huber, the Yongsan Garrison Commander, joins with Seoul American Middle School students in lighting a vigil candle during the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the South Post Chapel Jan. 15. Martin Luther King Jr.s contributions to civil rights and equality are honored every year in the United States, and overseas posts are no exception. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Samuel Han
of members from the Yongsan Collective Protestant Service, energized the audience with their gospel-style singing. Seoul American Middle School and High School students highlighted how the community can contribute to equality with a performances of The Crayon Box that Talked, a candle lighting ceremony, inspirational singing, and a reading of one of Dr. Kings sermons. Eddy Nubine, a junior at SAHS who delivered Dr. Kings


By Staff Sgt. Cody Harding
YONGSAN GARRISON - Students of Seoul American Middle School put their geography lessons to good use at the SAMS Geography Bee, Jan. 12. The geography bee, which serves as a qualifier for the national competition, covered a pre-screened set of geography questions sent to the school by National Geographic, the hosts for the competition. The questions covered their knowledge of basic geography, terrain, culture, famous landmarks and other topics. Over 30 students, covering all of the middle school grades, were seated at the beginning of the competition. Sonny Honeycutt, the 7th Grade Geography teacher, then read off questions to the students, who were allowed to respond in seating order. Another teacher kept the score for each student, and noted when an incorrect answer was given. If the student missed two of the questions, then they would be excused. The questions gradually increased in difficulty, going from Which state has a more arid climate? Arizona or Louisiana? to Manchuria is a part of what country? These questions tested not only their U.S. knowledge, but their world knowledge as well. After eight rounds, and with the school day ending, eight students were left in the bee. The tie-breaker round, to determine the winner, was scheduled for a later date. The fact that eight students made it impressed


News & Notes

Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Join 8th Army Equal Opportunity Office as they pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 20 at 2 p.m. at the South Post Movie Theater. The Community event will celebrate the life and contributions of Dr. King - one of Americas greatest champions of racial justice and equality. Open to all. For more information, call MSG David Boone at 723-8822.

Around the World with SAMS Geography Bee

Yongsan Community Meeting Find out whats happening in Area II at the Yongsan Community Meeting Feb 3 from 3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m at South Post Chapel. Community members welcome!

NEW AREA II Gate Hours On Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, we implemented a few changes to the current gate hours of operation. Here are the three gates adjusting hours next week: Gate #3 (MARFOR-K Gate): 0500-2100 (7 Days a Week) Gate #4 (PX Gas Station Gate): 0600-2400 (7 Days a Week) Gate #19 (Camp Coiner Visitor Center Gate): 0500-2100 (7 Days a Week) Check out youryongsan or yongsan.korea. for the complete list of gate hours effective Jan. 16.

Sonny Honeycutt asks one of the Seoul American Middle School students a question at the 2012 SAMS Geography Bee on Yongsan Garrison Jan. 12. The bee, which tests student knowledge on US and world geography, is a part of a larger competition held by National Geographic every year to help students get involved with geography. - U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding
Honeycutt, who said that most years only see one or two students advance that far. Despite the difficulty, Honeycutt said the students love the competition. The students I have will be talking about it for the next two or three weeks, Honeycutt said. Its enjoyable for them. It gives them an idea of how broad the field of geography is. Its not just physical geography. David Dinges, the principal of SAMS, said that the competition has been going on for at least ten years, and that the event continues to be a large part of the SAMS school year. He said that the winner would go on to the district competition, covering the Pacific Area, before they headed to the National competition. These kind of events are great to help the students in a lot of different venues, Dinges said. They are getting the extra opportunity to apply a lot of the skills they know in a competitive setting, honing those skills, and it correlates to higher achievement scores.x

Yongsan Pool League The Yongsan Pool League located on the Army Base is looking for 8 ball pool players to play usually on Tuesday nights and sometimes on Thursday nights on one of the six teams located at the Navy club, R&R Bar, Harveys lounge and the VFW in Haebang chon. For more information, contact, 010-6710-7701 or Roger.l.durbin. 011-9724-5261.

Pamela Anthony named Teacher of the Year

By Pvt. Lee Hyo-kang
YONGSAN GARRISON - Pamela Anthony, fifth grade teacher at Seoul American Elementary School, has proudly won the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American Historys National History Teacher of the Year Award state prize for the Department of Defense Schools in 2011. The award recognizes outstanding American history teachers from elementary through high school, as well as the crucial importance of American history education. State winners are selected from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Department of Defense schools. The award is a recognition that colleagues and students say she deserves. I really saw her enthusiasm for social studies, said David Burkett, who co-taught with Anthony last year. She has taught many of us a new way of looking and thinking. She really knows how to make you love social studies, said sixth-grader

New Stop Sign exit lane Gate 1 Planning on driving out Gate 1 (Dragon Hill Lodge)? Remember to STOP at the pedestrian crosswalk. You asked, we answered. DPW installed a new stop sign at the crosswalk as you exit 8th Army Drive for Gate 1. This was brought up as a quality of life issue at the AFAP Conference. Remember to obey all traffic speeds and watch out for pedestrians.

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Pamela Anthony, fifth grade teacher in Seoul American Elementary School, and her students take a group photo at the Department of Defense Educational Activity History Teacher of the Year Celebration on Jan. 12.- U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Lee Hyo-kang

Jennifer Niemi. Seventh-grader Katarina Soffa added that Anthony would explain concepts in different ways to ensure every student mastered the lessons. Im honored, of course, Anthony said, on winning the award. I share this with my students that I work with and the teachers that are my colleagues. Anthony s straightforward teaching philosophy inspires her students to grow and excel in the classroom. One of my fundamental beliefs is that you never know until you try. Im always amazed what kids can do, what they can accomplish, Anthony said. You never know what somebody can do. I want them to think outside of the box. Anthony began her 13 year teaching career as a high school teacher before transferring to pre-kindergarten at Fort Benning. She spent about six months at Fort Benning and has been working for Department of Defense Education Activity ever since. The Teacher of the Year program encourages teachers to be active educational leaders and promote the teaching profession through continuing study and communication with school officials and students to improve the quality of education. Anthony will receive an award of $1,000 and an archive of books and other resources presented in her honor to Seoul American Elementary School.x

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Onward to the New Year

By Cpl. Choi Sung-il
What are you most looking forward to in the year 2012? When is it supposed to happen/ come out? Post your answers and look for them in next Fridays Morning Calm. Find out what more than 9300 Yongsan community members are talking about by becoming a USAG Yongsan Facebook Fan at facebook. com/youryongsan!

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DOL Lunar New Years Holiday Schedules

TMP (Driver Testing) NTV Dispatching TMP (Shuttle Bus) HHG (ACS Bldg) CTO VPC Seoul QM Laundry DFAC CIF Jan 21 (Sat) Jan 22(Sun) Jan 23(Mon) CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED Normal Service (0500-2300) CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 0900 1300 0900 1300 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED OPEN CLOSED CLOSED Holiday Schedule (Brunch: 0930-1300, Supper: 1700-1830) CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED Jan 24(Tue) CLOSED OPEN CLOSED OPEN CLOSED CLOSED OPEN

The birth of our second child. Due date is April 25th. Lets hope we are ready for two munchkins in the apartment. :P

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ASAP provides easier access for Soldiers, Community

By Pfc. Han Samuel
YONGSAN GARRISON Whens the last time you missed an appointment? How about an appointment to the Army Substance Abuse Program? If difficult appointment times were getting in the way of seeking help, the good news is that as of Jan. 9, ASAP has renewed its system to allow anyone interested in an assessment to walk in for an appointment from 8:30-10 a.m. every day of the week except Thursday. What were trying to do is give commanders and Soldiers immediate access to care in the clinic, said Dr. Debra Morrison-Orton, the Clinical Quality Program Manager at Yongsans ASAP facility. Morrison-Orton explained that in the past, there were many who didnt show up to appointments and that commanders didnt seem to have easy access sending their Soldiers to their appointments. With the new system, however, the times for being assessed are steady throughout the week, allowing patients to come in at their own convenience. In addi-

Gate 16 opening! Haha. Kidding. My daughters graduation from college in May and starting her graduate program.

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tion, walk-ins do not need command referral, meaning that Soldiers can drop-by anytime they wanted to visit. ASAP Program Manager Theresa Martinez stated that one of the goals was to increase insight and to allow individuals to make the decision to come to ASAP themselves. Another reason that people seemed reluctant to join the program in the past was due to a misunderstanding that they could not reenlist while undergoing ASAP. Martinez pointed out, however, that this is not true. At ASAP, an assessment is performed on anyone who is thought to be experiencing problems of any sort as a result of the use of substances. Substances in this case refer to any chemicals that are mood-altering; substances encompass far more than alcohol. Once an assessment is

made, ASAP then recommends which programs seem appropriate for the individual. ASAPs services include a mix of group and individual counseling, education, and clinical methods that are individualized to each person, giving a solution that is tailor-made to that persons specific needs. It also includes programs such as PRIME For Life, which is intended to challenge and transform common beliefs and attitudes that lead to problems with substances. As is the case with the new change allowing easier access, ASAPs primary goal is to empower individuals to be able to make their own decision to prevent problems with drugs and alcohol. To find out more about ASAP, contact Morrison-Orton or stop by the Yongsan ASAP facility located behind the Yongsan Health Clinic.x




Lunar New Year Reception highlights friendship in 2012

YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea Garrison Commander Col. William Huber and Sung, Jang-hyun, the mayor of Yongsan-gu, shake hand at New Year Reception Jan. 13. Just like the Black Dragon, said Huber. let this year bring us strength and power. Get ready for an exciting year and may the Year of the Black Dragon bring prosperity, wealth and longevity to you and your loved ones! The New Year Reception was to commemorate remarkable events that were held last year, to farewell the past and look into the future. He recalled the memories of Good Neighbor Events, Yeontan delivery, KATUSA/U.S. Friendship Week, Itaewon Global Village and Cultural Festival and more. He emphasized the importance of the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit which is scheduled to be held here in Yongsan. He also wished a happy lunar new year, The Year of Black Dragon that only comes around every 60 years. - U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Lee Hyo-kang

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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


Area I Worship Schedule

Worship Services
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.

Camp Walker Camp Carroll

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 Chaplains 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: 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:, 738-3009 Chaplain (Maj.) Terry E. Jarvis:, 738-4043 USAG-Humphreys Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) John Chun: 754-7274 Chaplain (Maj.) Michael Frailey 754-7274 USAG-Red Cloud Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Suk Jong Lee:, 732-6169 Chaplain (Maj.) Alfred Grondski:, 732-6016 USAG Daegu Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) James Drake:, 764-5455 Chaplain (Capt.) Mike Jones:, 765-8991




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The sound of safety

Cannons keep birds away from Humphreys airfield
By W. Wayne Marlow
CAMP HUMPHREYS Bursts of bird cannon fire from the airfield are a part of life here. And while some may find the sounds annoying, consider the alternative. Bird-aircraft collisions have led to damaged equipment and injured pilots or passengers. A bird getting stuck in an engine can pose serious risks and the impact can distract the pilot. Another danger is the animal crashing through the windshield. Since about 90 percent of bird-aircraft collisions happen during takeoff or landing, the cannons serve a vital purpose on the airfield. Flocks of birds around Humphreys are common and there is a body of water nearby, making the cannons even more valuable. In addition, there are migratory bird populations in the spring and fall, according to Ron Thomas, airfield manager. Mitigating these risks are the cannons, and the damage they aim to prevent could be substantial. Ingesting a bird into an intake, thats where we would run into engine failure, Thomas said. The 18 cannons fire randomly, but never more than twice per hour per cannon. They are also fired whenever there is a takeoff or landing. The cannons operate between 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., because dusk and dawn are the times when birds are most active. While theres no way to determine how many birds are deflected by the cannons, Thomas has no doubt they make a big difference. He noted the cannons were turned off for Oktoberfest and, on that day, there were far more birds on and around the airfield than normal. Because the cannons are turned off after 8 p.m., airfield personnel recently obtained a simulator that mimics sounds made by predatory animals, to be used at night to deter nocturnal birds such as owls.

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Though not as common as birds, animals like deer can also make their way onto the airfield. Wildlife mitigation is a very high priority, Thomas said, noting that there are no U.S. federal agencies here to remove herds. All in all, the safety provided by cannons to pilots and crew is a small price to pay for the sounds. We think weve struck a happy medium, Thomas said. I dont think theres an air crew, or their family, who doesnt appreciated the cannons. x

Above, a bird perches on the fence around the Camp Humphreys airfield. Cannons that fire randomly and during takeoffs and landings are designed to keep this bird and his feathered friends on the right side of the fence. U.S. Army photo by W. Wayne Marlow Above, Soldiers prepare to load a notional casualty onto a helicopter during exercise. Ninety percent of bird-aircraft collisions occur during takeoffs and landings. U.S. Army photo by Edward N. Johnson

Tax Center set to open Jan. 31

By Capt. Stephen Altizer USAG Humphreys Tax Center
CAMP HUMPHREYS The United States Army Garrison Humphreys Tax Center opens Jan. 31, in Bldg. S-751. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday, and 1-8 p.m. on Thursday. To schedule an appointment, or if you have tax questions, call 753-5680. This article focuses on income, adjustments, deductions, and credits. On IRS Form 1040, you must list all your income from whatever source. Earned income is reported to on a W-2 or 1099-Misc. Unearned income is from sources like interest (1099-INT), dividends (1099DIV), pensions (1099-R), rental income, capital gains (1099-B), and gambling winnings (W-2G). Some of this income is excludable. For instance, if you were deployed to a Combat Zone or Qualified Hazardous Duty Area, then the income you received while there is excludable. You must still report it, but it is excluded from your tax computation. For servicemembers, Box 12, Code Q, of your W-2 will list the amount of your income that is excluded from taxation. Also, some states do not tax income and others do not tax military income. Once you have reported all your income, your Gross Income is adjusted by certain expenses. If you are a Reservist that had to travel more than 100 miles for drills, those travel expenses can be included to adjust your gross income. Teachers who school supply expenses that werent reimbursed can decrease their income up to $250, while expenses over $250 can be itemized. Moving expenses are also an adjustment to income, as are student loan interest, penalties on early withdraws of savings, and contributions to traditional IRAs. These adjustments decrease the taxable amount of your income. Your gross income after adjustments is called your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). The next step is to determine your taxable income, which is your AGI minus either an itemized or standard deduction. You can select to either itemize deductions or take the standard deduction, but you cannot do both. If your filing status is single, your standard deduction is $5,800, for married filing jointly it is $11,600, and for head of household, it is $8,500. If you have itemized deductions that are greater than the standard

deduction, you would want to choose to itemize. Itemized deductions include mortgage interest, real property taxes, certain medical expenses, and certain miscellaneous expenses. This taxable amount, AGI minus the deduction, is used to compute your tax from the IRS tax tables. You can then take advantage of certain credits to reduce your tax amount. Nonrefundable credits will reduce your tax amount, but are capped. Refundable credits reduce your tax and any excess is paid to you as a refund. For instance, if your tax amount is $1,000 and you qualify for a nonrefundable credit worth $2,000, your tax would decrease to zero, but you would not get a refund. If you qualify for a refundable credit worth $2000 and your tax is $1,000, you would get $1,000 back as a refund. Child care expenses, education credits, and the child tax credit are examples of nonrefundable credits. The earned income credit and the additional child tax credit are refundable credits. The Tax Center can help you determine what your income is, what adjustments you qualify for, whether or not you should take the standard deduction, and what credits you qualify for. x




News & Notes

Postal increase Rates for various U.S. Postal Service services are increasing. For more information, see https:// Post office closure The Camp Humphreys Post Office will be closed Jan. 23 for the Lunar New Year holiday. It will be open the following day, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Resume Class Army Community Service is holding a resume class on Jan. 24 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Building 311. For more information, call 753-8401 or 010-20629717, or email humphreysaftb@ Snow park trip Camp Humphreys BOSS is offering a chance for single and unaccompanied Soldiers to hit the slopes of Oak Valley Snow Park Jan. 28. The park offers two beginner, five intermediate, and two advanced level courses. It is a first class resort complex providing various other subsidiary facilities. The cost is $70, which includes transportation, admission, lift ticket, and equipment rental. Ski suits are available for rent. For more information,call 753-8825. Ice fishing festival Outdoor Recreation is sponsoring a trip to the Injae Gangwondo Ice Fishing Festival Jan. 28 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. The cost is $40 for adults and $35 for children. The fee includes transportation and entrance fees. For more information on this event or other Outdoor Recreation events, call 7533013. Post office open The Post Office will be open Feb. 6 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., on the Super Bowl training holiday on Feb. 6. Community Update Brief The next Community Update Brief is scheduled for Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. in the Community Activity Center. Polar Bear Swim The Polar Bear Swim, originally scheduled for Jan. 21, has been moved to Feb. 18 because of construction at Splish and Splash Water Park. COR refresher training The next Pyeongtaek Contracting Offices Contracting Officer Representative (COR) refresher course is scheduled for Feb. 27 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Distributed Learning System facility in Building S-302. Slots are first come, first served. Reservations and inquiries may be made to Sgt. 1st Class Samantha Brown, at mil or 753-5513, or Choe, Yun Yong at yunyong.choe.ln@mail. mil or 753-5696. This course is for CORs that need to recertify their annual training in order to retain their duties. Online courses CLC 011 CLC 106, and CLM 003 are required.

6-52 units battle it out

By Capt. Jeremy Tennent 6th Battalion, 52nd ADA
SUWON AIR BASE The six batteries of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery competed against each other in a friendly rivalry to determine which unit would be crowned the best. The battalion staff evaluated each battery in nine areas, with a point system that was defined ahead of time. The winners were announced during a battalion meeting in the Suwon Theater. As the Battalion Executive Officer, Maj. Cecilia Shaw, read off the winners for each category, the Soldiers of the winning unit cheered and waved their guidons. Battalion Commander Lt. Col. William Darne, and Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Hockenberry tied a streamer to the guidons of the winning battery for each category. The Best Unit Competition was established to instill pride in unit and the will to be the very best at what we do. Every quarter, we identify the best in each area as well as the best overall unit and recognize them with streamers they can proudly display on their guidons, said Darne, following the ceremony. F Company, the longstanding winner of the Supply Excellence award for Eighth Army, won the Best Supply Room streamer and also nudged out A Battery to win the Administrative Excellence streamer. D Battery won Best Training Room, thanks in a large part to the efforts of Spc. Michelle Nixon. She really stepped up into the Orderly Room NCO slot and took an energetic lead, getting the Battalion S1 down here to help. It showed great initiative on the part of this young Soldier, said D Battery 1st Sgt. Albert Guiendon. Headquarters Battery secured the streamer in the highly competitive Army Physical Fitness Test category. HHB 1st Sgt. Earnest Dade said, It is due to a large part to some high performing Soldiers that the battery average was so high. B Battery took Best Communications streamer. 1st Sgt. Thurman Booth gave the credit to Sgt. William Bacallao. He showed great attention to detail. Its all about personal pride,

Lieutenant Col. William Darne, commander of 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, affixes a streamer to the F Company guidon during a Best Unit award ceremony. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jeremy Tennent

Booth said. The highly prestigious streamer for best Engagement Control Station crew was won by A Battery, which also had a crew take the runner-up position. C Battery won three categories, including the Best CBRN Room, Best Physical Security, and the Best Maintenance. Capt. Carl King and 1st Sgt. Dennis Petty accepted the streamers. Petty gave credit to all of his Soldiers, but especially singled out three: Staff Sgt. Michael Mulalley, the Battery motor sergeant, Spc. Fidele Bauhy from the Nuclear Biological and Chemical room, and Pfc. James Cross, the battery armorer. Mulalley, as soon as he came in, he was implementing new ideas and making things happen, Petty said. And Bauhy has been a Pfc. running a CBRN room all by himself. Cross took on the role of physical security because it tied into his job as the armorer. C Battery continued on a roll by winning Best Unit. Petty added, I just want to acknowledge that my unit has great Soldiers, NCOs and officers all willing to go the extra mile to make things happen. x

ROK ADA change of command

Republic of Korea Lt. Col. Kim Jung-ho and Lt. Col. Lee Tae-ho are joined by Lt. Col. William Darne, commander of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, following a change of command ceremony for the ROKs 177th Air Defense Artillery on Gunja Air Force Base. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jeremy Tennent

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Question of the Week

Who is going to win the Super Bowl and why?
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Ravens + defense = Super Bowl champs.

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I always watch the Super Bowl for the commercials.

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Soldiers with the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, load ammunition on to their Light Medium Tactical Vehicles during an exercise focused on retrieving the brigades stored combat loads. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Vincent Abril

2nd CAB ammo mission succeeds

By Staff Sgt. Vincent Abril 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade
CAMP HUMPHREYS The early morning fog was thick and dense, decreasing their visibility. The air was winter crisp and chilled them to their core as they stood ready to embark on their mission. The sounds of diesel engines growled in the distance, the exhaust fumes belched from the iron beasts in rich white plumes. The road ahead was long and narrow, increasing the hazards of their journey. Despite these obstacles, Soldiers of the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, stood ready to retrieve the brigades payload of highly explosive materials located near here. This mission was part of a semi-annual training exercise designed to ensure Soldiers operate safely and remain ready to Fight Tonight. Safety is always a huge issue when dealing with ammunition, said Chief Warrant Officer Larry J. Hufford Jr., 2nd CAB ammunition technician. Soldiers need to pass rigorous vehicle inspections, which cover everything from vehicles lights, wipers, horn, tires, leaks, and, of course, good fire extinguishers. Inspections began with Soldiers providing proper documentation to an ammunition technician, who would then inspect the Soldiers vehicles. Once the

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Soldiers and vehicles were deemed qualified to conduct the mission, the Soldiers rallied around an ammunition team leader to receive a briefing on how the retrieval was to be carried out. Each team leader is assigned to assist the units by facilitating the retrieval of their stored combat loads, said Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Essex, the accountable officer for the 52nd Ordinance Company, 6th Ordinance Battalion. Soldiers received instructions and mounted their Light Medium Tactical Vehicles and convoyed to the site. Upon arrival, an ammunition team leader signaled them to the storage bunkers, where they quickly sorted and loaded the ammo. All of this may seem like an easy task from start to finish, but the logistics of getting Soldiers prepared for such an event requires attention to detail. The actual muscle movement of this exercise is having the trucks, trailers, and qualified licensed personnel to handle hazardous materials prior to the missions, said Staff Sgt. Lucas Earnest, the 2nd CAB ammunition manager. Soldiers know and understand the significance of this operation and did a great job carrying out that mission. Logistical exercises like this are meant to ensure theres no need to worry about a wartime scenario when it comes to retrieving the necessary ammunition. x

JANUARY 20, 2012



HHC USAG Daegu Soldiers participate in readiness training

DAEGU GARRISON Soldiers and KATUSAs assigned to Headquarters &

Headquarters Co. U.S. Army Garrison Daegu, participated in a weapons cleaning exercise Jan. 12. The event is something all too familiar to Soldiers who understand the importance of military readiness. Cleaning carbon and dirt from barrel locking lugs is as important as applying as applying a light coat of LSA in the bore and chamber after cleaning. x

Attention to detail means everything when it comes to ensuring a weapon is operationally ready for use and final inspection. U.S. Army photo by Pfc Bang, Bong-Joo

A Soldier inspects the bolt from his weapon. U.S. Army photo by Pfc Bang, Bong-Joo

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DLA Distribution Korea extends support to the local community

Pvt. Steven Taylor, concentrates on his bolt and firing pin group as he prepares his M-16 for inspection. U.S. Army photo by Pfc Bang, Bong-Joo

DAEGU GARRISON In addition to the critical support Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Korea provides to the warfighter, the distribution center has joined with other garrison members at USAG Daegus Camp Carroll to volunteer time to assist the local community. The Good Neighbor program helps to teach English to local community students through the Planning and Audit Division of the local Chilgok County. Volunteers teach every Thursday, and in addition, host activities such as swimming parties and bowling. The volunteers also provide students with much-needed school supplies. DLA Distribution Korea wants to expand its contributions to the community, said Lt. Col. Ronald Dudley, DLA Distribution Korea commander. Such participation becomes a win-win situation for both us and the community. We always strive to give something back, and that makes us feel great. Through their volunteer work, DLA Distribution Korea is hoping A DLA Distribution Korea employee assists a young Korean student with her writing project, while another student looks on intently to bring about positive changes and at her notes. The students are participating in the Good Neighbor Program held at the youth community center in Chilgok County, give back to the local community.x where Camp Carroll is located. U.S. Army photo by Pfc Jeong, Hyuk-soo


News & Notes

CYS Services New Family Child Care Home Opens CYSS is proud to welcome Amanda Dwyer as our new FCC provider. Her home is located on Camp George. All FCC providers go through extensive training, background checks and home inspections. Please call 764-4835 for more imformation about this program and to find out how you can become an FCC provider. We are particulary looking for providers who want to open up their homes for evening and weekend care. Gate Hours Back to Normal We are pleased to report that all Area IV gates have returned to normal hours of operation; Soldiers are still manning several of the gates as we transition to the new contract for security guards.

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Girl Scouts participate in MLK march on Camp Walker

Walker Commissary to Kelly Gym where the afternoon event ended solemnly. Born Jan. 15, 1929, Dr. King achieved international recognition for his efforts as a civil rights leader. An advocate for non-violence, he led a number of peaceful boycotts, sit-ins, and marches. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, the civil rights leader was shot and killed, Apr. 4, 1968 as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. For the Girl Scouts, the march marked the beginning of a weekend dedicated to learning about not only Dr. King, but community service and personal development. According to Chief Warrant Officer 3 Diana P. Burks, 19th ESC, and manager of the Area IV Girl Scouts, the contributions of the scouts are an integral part of a healthy community. Girl Scouts in the military community are especially important because it gives the girls something to do, a purpose, and some place to be. Girls can learn important things about themselves. Scouting gives every girl a voice and enhances self-esteem. It teaches them how to be leaders and mentors. It helps them to understand that no matter what their goals and dreams are, they can accomplish them. This really speaks to what Dr. King advocated and what scouting promotes.x



JANUARY 20, 2012

A national treasure


Whats nice in ice?

By Pfc. Bang Bong-joo Winter has finally set in so: What are your favorite winter activities or what are your favorite spots to visit during the winter months?

DAEGU GARRISON Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have approved, had he been present to watch Girl Scouts from around the Southeast Hub in action, as they lined up side by side to participate in the annual march held in his honor, Jan.13 on Camp Walker. Locked arm-in-arm, the youngsters joined a host of other members of the U.S. Army Garrison Daegu community taking part in the march against violence. With the banner Yesterdays dreamtomorrows reality raised high, the community began their peaceful march from the

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Tax Preparers needed Preparations have begun for this years tax season, and volunteers tax preparers are needed. Individuals interested in VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) training and work should contact Capt. Ladd at 768-7692. Training will begin Jan. 17 and run through Jan. 20, class hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in building 1208A (next to the Drivers License Office), class room #1 on Camp Henry. Free Credit Score and Analysis Check your free FICO credit scores and the educational information and tools in the FICO Sstandard product availabe free of charge to eligible active duty service members and their spouses. Contact your installation Army Community Services office to call ahead for an appointment: Camp Carroll 765-7900 Camp Henry 768-7112

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Bulguksa Temple, located in Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea is a must see stop for U.S. personnel assigned to USAG Daegu and the Southeast Hub. A former capital of the old Shilla Kingdom (57 BC-935 AD), Gyeongju is best described as a museum town. Bulguksa Temple, which represents the age of Buddhist art, is considered a national treasure. Courtesy photo by Mary B. Grimes

Cuddling up in bed with a good book and a cup of hot cocoa!

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Area IV Girl Scouts are lined up and ready to take part in the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual march held Jan. 13 on Camp Walker.

Mandatory Perosnal Financial Management Training Every Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Camp Henry Army Community Services (ACS) Classroom, family members are welcome on a space available basis. This course is comprised of eight sessions mandated by Department of the Army for First Term Soldiers. This calss teaches how to develop a personal budget/spending plan; recognize signs of financial trouble and where to get assistance; the importance of credit and how to establish a savings account, emergency savings and long term savings; how to make the consumer decisions; how to plan for large and small purchases; and how to plan insurance needs on life, auto, personal property, and home. Call 768-7112 for further information. Parent Advisory Council Please come to our Parent Advisory Council Meeting Jan. 19 at the Youth Center from 5-6 p.m. Learn about the CYSS programs, ask questions, and help us improve and plan for the future. Parents of all children and youth are encouraged to attend.

837th offloads M1A2 tanks on Busans Pier 8

Skiing at Hyundai Sungwoo! It is a little further of a drive compared to Muju, but better slopes and well worth it. They also have a park and pipe for the adventurous skiers or snowboarders. I recommend it for families or the BOSS program.

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Playing outside in the snow with my little man either building snowmen, making snow angles, having a snow ball fight, sledding or just walking around and then coming in for a hot cup of cocoa or cider.

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Walking on the frozen stream that runs through Waegwan and playing in the snow. (if it will ever snow again)

As part of an on-going effort to strengthen readiness and capabilities on the Korean peninsula, the 837th Transportation Battalion and units from the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command unload M1A2 Abrams tanks at Pier 8, Busan, Jan. 9. The M1A2 tank represents the third generation of the Armys main battle tank and includes several upgrades in command and control, navigation and even cooling systems. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Bryan T. Willis


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USAG DAEGU Carbon Monoxide leaks can be deadly

detector activates? First, do not panic. Second, check everyone in the home including pets. Next, open all the windows call 9-1-1 or from a cell phone 0505-764-5911. Then wait outside (or at a neighbors); when the firefighters arrive, tell them what the situation is and they will go in and take a CO reading. If you have any symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning, tell the 911 dispatcher and the firefighters when they arrive. Knowing the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can help you identify the problem before it is too late. Here are some common symptoms related to CO poisoning; you should discuss these with the whole family. Mild Exposure: slight headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue (often described as flu-like symptoms). Me d i u m E x p o s u r e : s e ve r e throbbing headache, drowsiness, confusion, fast heart rate. Extreme Exposure: unconsciousness, convulsions, cardio-respiratory failure, death. Your overall health and size will affect how quickly CO attacks you. If you are a smoker, CO will hit you faster and harder as you already have a buildup of CO in your system. Think it cant happen to you or your family? When CO sneaks in, you will never know. Consequently you need some way of sounding an alarm when the silent killer comes sneaking into your home. A CO detector that is properly maintained and tested monthly will stand watch while you sleep. This is very important, be sure you can hear your CO detector in your bedroom. According to NFPA 720, all CO detectors shall be centrally located outside of each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the


DAEGU GARRISON 911, what is your emergency? Caller: I dont knowI have a headache, Im dizzy and I feel real sickmy husband wont wake up.. 911 Operator: Get everyone o u t s i d e , we a r e r e s p o n d i n g emergency crews to your home, you may have CO poisoning. This is the call that far too often is received by emergency services around the world. U.S. Army Garrison Daegu is ready to respond 24/7, however, just like fire prevention, carbon monoxide prevention is the best defense to stop this from ever happening to you and your family. Know thy enemy. CO, or carbon monoxide, sneaks into homes every year via faulty heaters, fire places, or even an idling vehicle outside. CO can also sneak into your car while you are driving. Either a faulty exhaust system or directly out of the tail pipe are ways CO can sneak into your vehicle. Thousands are sickened every year from CO; many suffer serious injuries or death, will you be another statistic? What should you do if your CO

bedrooms. Additionally each detector shall be located on the wall, ceiling or other location as specified in the instructions that comes with the unit. Smoke alarms and CO detectors are two different items; however, they are both there to save your life if prevention fails. Take care of them, test them and ensure everyone knows what to do if they go off! x

USAG Daegu fire fighters enter a home to check for possible carbon monoxide leaks. Smoke alarms and CO detectors can save lives.