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October 24, 2008 • Volume 7, Issue 4 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea

Sushi Bar makes Red Cloud stages


its debut at Yongsan successful mass

No endorsement implied
Commissary casualty scenario

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Organization Day brings Daegu together

USAG-Daegu organization teams competed in

softball, volleyball, soccer, badminton, tug-of-
war and traditional Korean sports and games
such as Ssireum wrestling, Jok-ku, Yut-nori and
Go-stop. — U.S. Army photo by Lee, Dodam

(Left) U.S. Army Garrisons across Korea

celebrated Organizational Day Oct. 17. In
Daegu, more than 500 U.S. and KATUSA
Soldiers, Korean and U.S. civilian employees
and their family members enjoyed a day of
sports tournaments, good food provided by
MWR and camaraderie at Camp Walker's
newly renovated Kelly Field. — U.S. Army
photo by Ronald Inman

Korea network to begin migration to Windows Vista, Office 2007

Special to the Morning Calm Windows Vista along with Office 2007. Secure Internet Protocol Router, Secure new suite of applications may provide
“We’ve (Regional Chief Information Internet Protocol Router and ROK/US a few challenges as users get use to the
The security of the Korea LandWarNet Office-Korea) already contacted unit IMOs Internet Protocol Router Networks. new look and feel of Office 2007, the
is paramount when it comes to making and the IT workforce, so they are well aware According to Weston, the migration new system also provides help with the
sure all users are protected from hackers. of the migration,” said Mike Weston, an will be very apparent to all desktop users. transition.
As of Oct. 1, the Korea network Information Technology Specialist assigned to “Users will get a new set of security “To assist users with the new interface
began migrating systems not capable RCIO-K, an element of 1st Signal Brigade. settings and a new experience on the and template display found in Office
of supporting the new Microsoft Vista “This is an Army-wide deployment,” desktop,” he explained, “but basically and 2007, they will be provided with an Office
operating system to an updated version Weston added. “This is an Army mandated ultimately the migration is to protect our 2007 Interactive Command Conversion
of Windows XP along with Office 2007 requirement to stay connected to the network. Tool. An icon for this tool will be placed
in an effort to improve those security LandWarNet.” “Also, the Army has worked closely on the users desktop, which when clicked
measures. On Nov. 15, all systemsSee Story, Page XX
The migration will include all users in with Microsoft to ensure certain standards will launch and display an Office 2003
capable of supporting the new Microsoft Korea, including Air Force, Marines and of security were met before we bought off window.
Operating System will begin migrating to Navy users that are connected to the korea. on the new operating system.” domain and will take place on Non- Weston also emphasized that while the –See VISTA MIGRATION, Page 4–
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Customers will first answer a number of basic, demographic category. All feedback will be sorted by demographic category and
questions which will steer them to the set of questions about services returned to the Customer Management Service representative for
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MP Blotter
The following entries were excerpted from
the military police blotters. These entries may
See Seoul
be incomplete and do not imply guilt or inno-
cence. from the sky
AREA I: Curfew Violation; Underage Drink-
ing; Failure to Obey Order or Regulation (2ID (Right) Inexpensive and regularly-running
Policy Letter #8); At 0320 Hrs, 14 OCT 08, cable cars can ease the climb for visitors to
Subject #1, Subject #2, Subject #3 and Sub- Mt. Namsan and Seoul Tower, while offering
ject #4 were observed by MP during the hours spectacular views of the autumn foliage.
of curfew at Gate #1. Subject #1, Subject #2,
Subject #3 and Subject #4 were apprehended (Below) Mt. Namsan offers breathtaking views
by MP and transported to the USAG-Red Cloud of Seoul’s cityscape whether hiking or via the
PMO where they were administered PBTs, with cable cars. Located in the heart of Seoul,
results of 0.189% BAC for Subject #1, 0.150% Mt. Namsan has beautiful scenery in the
BAC for Subject #2, 0.212% BAC for Subject
surrounding park and Seoul Tower. Visiotrs can
#3, and 0.096% BAC for Subject #4. A check
of Subject #2’s and Subject #3’s ID cards re- enjoy a night view of Seoul from the tower and
vealed they were under the legal age to con- take in the exhibitions and resturants located
sume alcohol. All parties were processed and there. To download these high-resolution
released to their unit. At 1355 Hrs, 14 OCT photos of Mt. Namsan, visit
08, Subject #1, Subject #2, Subject #3 and imcomkorea. — U.S. Army photos by Edward
Subject #4 reported to the USAG-Red Cloud N. Johnson
PMO where Subject #1 was advised of his
legal rights, which he waived and rendered a
written sworn statement admitting to the of-
fenses. Subject #2, Subject #3 and Subject #4
were advised of their legal rights, which they
invoked. This is a final report.

AREA I: Assault on MP; Failure to Obey Order

from an MP in the Performance of Official Duty;
Provoking Speeches and Gestures; Resisting
Apprehension; Subject #1 was observed by
MP involved in a verbal altercation with an un-
known male off post. Subject #1 was asked for
his ID card by MP, in which he refused numer-
ous times. MP attempted to apprehend Subject
#1, who became aggressive and resisted ap-
prehension. While being transported, Subject
#1 kicked Victim #1 in the groin. Victim #1 SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Current off-post events and activities
sustained no visible injuries. Subject #1 was
transported to the USAG-Casey PMO where
he was asked to conduct a PBT, which he de-
clined. Subject #1 was processed and released Hi Seoul Festival (Thru Oct. 25) Halloween events (Thru Nov. 2) Yuseong Hot Spring (Daejeon)
The Hi Seoul Festival has become a seasonal Yuseong Hot Springs is located at the center of
to his unit with a request that a command di-
rected LBAT be conducted on Subject #1, due celebration to showcase the fall theme “A City Seoul Land’s ‘Mystery Halloween’ Daejeon. The hot spring is known to be effective
to his refusal to the PBT. At 0021 Hrs, 12 OCT of the Arts.” Following the successes of Spring’s Seoul Land will be celebrating their autumn festival in countering many kinds of maladies. The
08, Subject #1 was placed in the detention cell under the banner of ‘Mystery Halloween’ from water here contains alkaline minerals known
“Gung” (Royal Palaces) and Summer’s Hangang
and then transported to the USAG-Humphreys September 6th to November 2nd. Seoul Land to be good for health. Yuseong Hot Springs
River Festival the opening ceremony for “A City has long been associated with cranes. During
confinement facility for pre-trial confinement at immerses you in a Halloween atmosphere with
of the Arts” continues through the Oct. 25. Visit the final days of Baekje Kingdom, a man who
0944 Hrs, 12 OCT 08. LBAT results are pend- Jack o’ Lanterns and cute kiddy ghost characters placed throughout the park along with the symbolic was the only son and heir of a family for seven
ing. Investigation continues by MPI.
flower of autumn, chrysanthemums, as decorations. generations was seriously wounded during
AREA II: Wrongful Damage to Government Information Fair & Flea Market Moreover, sparkling lasers, fireworks, and special a war with Silla. His mother worried greatly
Property; Person(s) unknown, by means un- The Seoul Gobal Center (a division of the effects will beautifully light up the night skies to over her son’s wounds. One day she saw a
known damaged seven GOVs which were Seoul Business Agency), formed by the Seoul dazzle audiences. Visit crane with a wounded wing dip itself into a hot
parked, secured and unattended. Damages Metropolitan Government, will present its spring in the midst of snow covered ground
to the vehicles consisted of flattened tires. fifth annual edition of the Information Fair on Lotte World’s ‘Halloween Party’ and healed. She took her son there and his
A search of the area for subject(s) and/or Saturday, Oct. 25 at Seoul Plaza, in front of City Lotte World will feature its ‘Halloween Party’ event wound was healed as well so the legend goes.
witness(es) met with negative results. Witness Hall, between 11a.m. and 4 p.m. The event is an from September 6th to November 2nd. During the Perhaps because of this legend, the Yuseong
#1, Witness #2 and Witness #3 rendered writ- outdoor orientation, aimed mostly at the newly festival period, staff members dressed up in pumpkin Hot Springs is famous for its incredible healing
ten sworn statements attesting to the incident. arrived foreign families, but open to all foreign and ghost costumes and cute devil characters will go properties. From Daejeon Station, take City
ECOL is unknown. Investigation continues by local residents of Seoul. Visitors to the Information around the amusement park passing out candy from Bus No. 110, 111, 111-1, 120, 160, 161, 170, or
MPI. Fair will also be able to watch free performances their pumpkin baskets and take souvenir pictures 222 / City Express Bus (Jwaseok Bus) No. 102,
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. including SACHOOM with visitors. Furthermore, a new Halloween musical 104, or 509 and get off at Oncheon 4 geori (a
AREA III: Driving Under the Influence of Alco- that performed at the Edinburgh Festival 2008, show will be performed twice a day along with plenty crossroads / 40 min ride). Travel Phone +82-
hol; Subject #1, operating a POV, was stopped a Chinese drum and lion dance, and even a of smaller side performances as well. Visit www. 42-1330 (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese).
by KNP at a KNP check point adjacent to Won- Hair Show by hairdressers demonstrating how Visit
jeong 3 Way Intersection, Wonjeon, Pyeong- to create the latest hairstyles. A flea market will
taek. Subject #1 was administered a PBT, with run from noon and 4 p.m., in conjunction with the Ever land’s ‘Happy Halloween’ Kimchi Expo (Nov. 22-25)
a result of 0.071% BAC. Subject #1 was appre- Information Fair, with tables full of interersting Everland’s‘Happy Halloween’ Festival will run from The annual Kimchi Expo aims to promote the
hended and transported to Paengseong KNP goods set up along the wall to the right of the September 5th to November 2nd this year. The outstanding qualities of kimchi throughout the
Sub-Station. Subject #1 was then released into entrance to Duksu Palace, towards exit #3 of amusement park, including the zoo, will be filled with world and raise its competitiveness through the
MP custody on a CJ Form 2 and transported City Hall Subway Station. For more information, Halloween ornaments and decorations as gorgeous development of Korea’s kimchi and fermentation-
to the USAG-Humphreys PMO where she was please visit SGC website: http://global.seoul. parades complete the whole Halloween atmosphere. related industry and higher quality standards.
administered a PBT, with a result of 0.048% or contact the SGC hotline: 02-2075-4131 This year, Everland is planning to prepare its first The event is held at Seoul’s COEX Mall. The
BAC. Subject #1 was not advised of her legal or 02-2075-4115. ever ‘Halloween Candle Party’, an event that will festival is the first kimchi-related trade fair to
rights at that time due to her level of intoxica- cover the rose gardens with over 2000 candles promote the scientific effects of kimchi and its
tion. At 1600 Hrs, 12 OCT 08, Subject #1 re- Cirque du Soleil’s Alegría for a night of romanticism. Aside from this event, role in developing a healthy society. The Kimchi
ported to the USAG-Humphreys PMO where The show will be hosted by Jamsil Sports eleven cute and cuddly monster characters will Expo exhibits Korea’s traditional, functional,
she was advised of her legal rights, which she Complex’s Big Top Theatre through Dec. 31. make appearances at the ‘Happy Halloween Party’ or newly-developed forms of kimchi as well
waived rendering a written sworn statement For information, call Interpark 1544-1555 (press while the ‘Halloween Spooky Zoo’ will feature its own as a variety of fermented foods, traditional
admitting to the offense. Subject #1’s USFK #2 for English) or visit www.tour2korea or www. Halloween party with zoo animals for a uniquely fun seasonings, salted seafood, and other health
driver’s license was retained. Subject #1 was (Korean, English) experience. Visit foods. Visit
processed and released to her unit. This is a
final report. Source:,,, — No endorsement implied.


“The user will then click the command transition is the online training site. There,
and it will show the user what command to they can download the interaction training
use for Office 2007,” added Weston. tool that can be used whenever needed:
Weston estimated about 30,000 users
throughout the peninsula will be affected by RDOIM/A2DOIM/Training/default.aspx
the migration and all customers should have For information on the migration and
the new operating system by Feb. 2009. what you can do to prepare, contact your
One step users can take to ease the unit information management officer.

Senior Army leader

visits USAG-Yongsan
By David McNally
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs

The senior Army official responsible for

installations and the environment is in Korea
on a fact finding mission Oct. 18-22.
Assistant Secretary of the Army Keith
Eastin visited Yongsan and Humphreys to
assess progress on construction projects,
tour normalization initiatives and the
Yongsan Relocation Plan. Assistant Secretary of the Army Keith Eastin
“My last visit to Korea was for the grand (left) meets with USAG-Yongsan Commander
opening of unaccompanied officer quarters Col. Dave Hall (right) and Command Sgt. Maj.
at K-16 Air Base last year,” Eastin said. Ralph Rusch Oct. 21. — U.S. Army photo by
“It's good to be back and continue to see David McNally
progress.” to ensure our Soldiers and their Family
Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary Members have a quality of life commensurate
Lt. Col. Carl Coffman said Eastin is with their service.”
impressed with the pace of construction at Assistant Secretary Eastin met with U.S.
USAG-Humphreys. Army Garrison-Yongsan officials during an
“The Korean people are all about Oct. 21 luncheon at Commiskey's.
progress,” he said. “It's obvious U.S. “Mr. Eastin is interested in housing
Forces Korea and our Republic of Korea issues and how our community interacts
counterparts are working together to make with landlords and realtors,” said Garrison
things happen.” Commander Col. Dave Hall.
Coffman said one of the Secretary's “I think it is very telling that our senior
priorities is to ensure quality of life for Army leaders want to know the details about living
Family Members and single Soldiers. conditions for our Soldiers, Civilians and
“Tour normalization is vital,” Coffman Family Members.”
said. “It all figures into the master plan

Yongsan Commissary
opens sushi bar
By Pvt. Hwang Joon-hyun Jeff Drew, sushi
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs trainer. Drew said
all unsold products
The Yongsan Commissary opened a new are thrown away at the end of the day.
sushi bar Oct. 16. Community members can Moreover, utensils are categorized into those
now enjoy a new category of “fresh” food. used for raw materials and those not in order
“We've had numerous requests to bring to reduce the risk of contamination.
sushi into the Yongsan Commissary,” said The Defense Commissary Agency, or
Michael Mertz, Yongsan Commissary store DeCA, signed a contract with Coastal
director. “We found a vendor that was Pacific, for supply and maintenance of the
interested, and due to customer request, we Yongsan Commissary Sushi Bar.
opened the sushi bar.” Coastal Pacific was founded in 1986 as a
Mertz said the key benefit the sushi military distributor. It supplies commissaries
bar will bring to the community is that in the West Coast and the Far East.“We're
the shoppers and other “sushi-lovers” will just happy to work with DeCA,” said Jerry
know that it's safe. “It's from an approved Hicks, Coastal Pacific operations manager.
source,” he said. “We feel this kind of service enhances the
Commissar y management, U.S. life of warfighters and their families.”
Army Garrison-Yongsan officials and the “We feel like we can really do well with
contractor held a ribbon cutting ceremony the customers here,” he said.
at the new sushi bar Oct. 16. The celebration The sushi bar will be open the same
of the new service even came complete with hours as the Commissary. Mertz said.
food samples and a raffle of prizes. “However, there won't be a large
The contractor was quick to point out selection at seven o'clock in the morning,"
the freshness of the product. since no product is carried over from the
“Everything is on a one-day cycle,” said previous day.”

Four role players simulate wounded passers-by during a simulated backpack improvised explosive device detonation during a comprehensive antiterrorism/force protection exercise on USAG-
Red Cloud Oct. 16. Shortly aftwards, first responders from 18th MEDCOM arrive and treat the wounded and load wounded and dead in an ambulance and take them to the nearby Troop Medical
Center. — U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham

USAG-Red Cloud conducts AT/FP exercise

By Jim Cunningham multiple memorandum of agreements with terrorist events across all bases, Atwater commander senior responsible officer, and
USAG-RC Public Affairs local Korean community fire departments, explained. the 2ID assistant division commander as the
medical centers, and Korean military units Two years previous, the area began deputy senior responsible officer.”
RED CLOUD GARRISON—Oct. 16 to establish external support and security to preparing for this exercise through an Over the past two years, the area has built
the USAG-Red Cloud and 2nd Infantry area installations, Atwater pointed out. aggressive equipment purchase program; two state-of-the-art installation operations
Division conducted an area wide anti- “During the past two years our garrison Installation Operations Center and Access centers; one at USAG-RC, and one at
terrorism defense and force protection fire departments have been conducting Control Point facility upgrade program USAG-Casey, Atwater said.
exercise resulting in five installations interoperability training with local Korean and an enhanced garrison staff personnel- “With updated secure communications
transitioning to Force Protection Condition fire departments training regimen. systems, we are now able to battle track
DELTA. The exercise mobilized more and Korean military “We needed to events, develop a common operating
than 10,000 Soldiers, 180 Department of units have been fully exercise, train, picture, and quickly exchange information
the Army Civilians, 300 mission essential mobilizing and “This exercise would never and assess their between installations and the 2ID operations
Korean national employees, and the sending liaison teams comprehensive bunker,” he said. “Additionally, we have
activation of support Memorandums of to participate in our have achieved its level of ability to purchased and fielded more than 150
Agreement with two Republic of Korea army individual base AT simultaneously hand-held radios which enable the IOCs
infantry divisions. exercises, theater success without the enthusiastic seize and establish to communicate with the fire department,
Additionally, the exercise involved the war plan exercises, complete control emergency services elements, military
closing of all Army, Air Force Exchange and also sending endorsement of the 2ID and security of all police, security guards, and the tenant unit
Service, and Family, Morale, Welfare, squad size infantry installations using force responder Soldiers occupying security
and Recreation facilities on all the area elements to conduct Commander, Maj. Gen. John W. tenant unit Soldiers positions on the perimeter.”
installations and the limiting of base access combined base at FPCON DELTA,” This enhancement of communications
to those holding FPCON DELTA access defense and security Morgan III,” Atwater said. “We gives the USAG-RC commander and
passes. training with our needed to exercise USAG-Casey garrison commander the
“This exercise conducted simultaneously garrison command Douglas Atwater, USAG-RC director and train the First ability to receive situation reports to analyze
across all of the USAG-RC area, USAG- headquarters of Directorate of Plans, Training, Responders (DES the situation, manage personnel, allocate
Casey, Camp Hovey, Camp Castle, and company,” Atwater Mobilization, and Security Fire and Emergency resources quickly and effectively, Atwater
Camp Stanley was the culmination of great said. Services and law continued.
sustained effort by garrison command, This 2ID/USAG- enforcement) and “In addition to facility and
2ID, and other tenant units,” said Douglas Red Cloud area exercise, train communications upgrades, we have invested
Atwater, USAG-RC director of Directorate wide combined anti-terrorism exercise and interoperability reporting, staff coordination a tremendous amount of time training
of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and USFK Adaptive Focus Exercise assessment between the garrison command, the 2ID, garrison staff in consequence management
Security. “Immense strides have been of USAG-Casey garrison represents the and the 304th Signal Battalion.” and crisis response staff assessments, as well
accomplished in improving facilities, culmination of two years of planning and “We inherently know in reality, if as, training on developing course of action
equipment, and personnel training to ensure effort, Atwater explained. there were an actual terrorist attack on recommendations for the commander,” he
the garrison command and 2ID are fully “For enhanced brevity of speech we named any installation in the USAG-RC area, all said. “We have conducted numerous garrison
prepared to defend against, respond to, and the exercise ‘Warrior Stand Exercise.’ Until installations would immediately transition staff training events in the IOC, training the
recover from an act of terrorism against one the conduct of this huge combined exercise, to FPCON DELTA and 2ID would quickly staff on basic consequence management
or more of our installations.” USAG-RC and 2ID had been conducting activate its’ crisis action team and the 2ID coordination, crisis response procedures,
“This exercise would never have achieved its’ required annual garrison anti-terrorism commander, as the senior responsible developing individual staff consequence
its level of success without the enthusiastic exercises separately by Uijeongbu base cluster officer, would assume overall command of management action set checklists, and then
endorsement of the 2ID Commander, and Dongducheon base cluster due to the all garrison and tenant unit personnel and practicing these tasks through internal mini-
Maj. Gen. John W. Morgan III,” he said. resource limitations of trained personnel, equipment,” he said. “Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ command post exercise events in response
“He thoroughly knows the Army, USFK shortages in required communications Jackson, as the USAG-RC area commander to simulated terrorist events.”
Theater AT mission, is an adamant leader equipment, and the difficulty of managing and Uijeongbu base cluster commander, “We sent all three of the garrison
in AT planning, facility, equipment, AT exercises simultaneously across multiple and Lt. Col. Meisler as the Dongducheon command anti-terrorism specialists to
preparation and personnel AT training.” camps and geographical distance.” base cluster commander will command the formal U.S. Army MP School Anti-
For the past 18 months, USAG-RC, and The area needed to plan and conduct an and manage all resources in their respective terrorism Course at Fort Leonard Wood,
USAG-Casey have established and signed almost overwhelming sequence of simulated base clusters and be subordinate to the 2ID Mo.,” he said.

News & Notes

Absentee Voting
Visitors to the FVAP web site at www.fvap.
gov are now able to save their completed
Online Federal Post Card Application and
Online Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot
to their computer for future use, using an
Adobe Acrobat Reader version of 7.0 or
higher. The FVAP can be contacted from
the United States at 1-800-438-8663 and
from 67 countries using the specific in-
ternational toll-free numbers listed on the
FVAP web site at,

Victim Advocate Hot Line

USAG-RC Victim Advocate Hot Line is 011-
9187-2001. Take a stand against domestic
violence. Victim Advocate Coordinator US-
AG-Casey ACS, Building 2603. For more
information call 730-3494.

Stanley Fall Festival

Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation
in concert with the 304th Signal Battalion
will present a Community-wide Fall Festi-
val Nov. 1 beginning 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Live
bands, DJs, food and refreshmens by Reg- Maj. Gen. Elder Grainger visits the USAG-Casey Community Activity Center to learn of the concerns and needs Soldiers, Civilians and Family
gie’s club. Inflatables for children, and con- members have regarding TRICARE, medical facilities, schools for children and other concerns in the Warrior community Oct. 17.— U.S. Army
tests for adults, events feature prizes for photo by Jim Cunningham

Maj. Gen. Grainger comes to Casey to learn

all ages, yard sale: bring things to sell. For
more information call: 732-7079

health care needs from Families

Daily Mass at USAG-RC
Join us for daily Mass 11:30 to 11:50 a.m. the Army, announced the Army Family
Mon-Fri in USAG-RC Warrior Chapel. For Covenant, the Assistant Secretary of Defense,
more information call 732-6404. the Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Eric
By Jim Cunningham Grainger also came to assess the host B. Schoomaker, myself as deputy director
NEO now online USAG-RC Public Affairs nation health care capability in the Korean of TRICARE management activity, took
Participants in this year’s Courageous medical system. it seriously, it is the right thing to do and
Channel noncombatant evacuation opera- CASEY GARRISON—Maj. Gen. Elder “I have visited several hospitals and embrace it. We recruit Soldiers and Marines,
tion exercise can register on line. Log on to Grainger, deputy director of TRICARE, several clinics, medical and dental, and we retain Families, so the fact we made
and his wife, Brenda, representing Military am extremely impressed with the medical the commitment, put it on paper, that is
Red Ribbon Week Child Education Coalition, came to USAG- capability,” he said. “A number of their a guarantee we will do the right things to
5k Run/Walk Casey Oct. 17 on a fact finding mission to providers are trained in the United States, provide world class health care anywhere,
Red Ribbon Week will celebrate by holding learn the health care concerns of military they speak very good English, and they are anytime.”
a 5k run/walk Oct. 25 at the Carey Fitness Families. all standing up international offices in these Additionally, the Army is putting in a
Center, USAG-Casey beginning 7 a.m. “Gen. Walter E. Sharp asked us to come, hospitals and clinics. When you go in you large managed care support contract overseas,
Awards will be given for 1st-3rd place win- put boots on the ground, to help us assess will meet a person not only understanding just as we have stateside, Grainger pointed
ners. For more information call: 730-4006. what is needed to normalize health care in your culture, but also will speak English. out.
Korea as we have in Germany since World They have services to help Americans get “There will be an entire network of
BOSS Bargain Weekend
War II,” Grainger said. “We are going to do through the health care system. This is a joint providers available in Korea, Germany and
Better Opportunities for Single and Unac-
companied Soldiers will host their annual the same thing on the Korean peninsula.” effort to stand up health care throughout the other locations where we have our troops,”
BOSS Bargain Weekend to Mount Sorak Health care is not the only support the peninsula; it includes all the services, the Grainger said. “I have met with the senior
Nov. 8-10. For more information call: 725- Graingers came to assess, he said. 18th Medical Command, host nation health civilian leadership in Korea and encouraged
6070. “We are also assessing the needs for care system and Gen. Sharp.” them to do likewise as we proceed in
schools,” Grainger said. “More command Grainger has a special message to Soldiers, consolidating everything overseas in one
3rd Annual Black and White Ball sponsored slots are needed and this is why Civilians and family members regarding contract.”
Camp Stanley Better Opportunities for we are encouraging Soldiers to sign up for the types of care to expect in the coming “The Department of Defense is committed
Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers will command sponsorship. We will make sure months. to making sure no matter where our men
host the 3rd Annual Black and White Ball
we have the health infrastructure in place “You can rest assured in October 2007 and women and their families are stationed
in USAG-Casey Warrior’s Club Nov. 8. For
more information call: 732-5293. to support the normalization of health care when Army Secretary Geren and Gen. around the world, we are committed to
and education here in Korea.” George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff of providing them with world class health care.”
USAG-RC Gas Station Hours
USAG-RC gas station will be closed for

Comedy ROK’s
lunch from 1:30-2:30 p.m. daily. For more
information call: 732-7167

VFW Hosts Live Bands and

Karoke Contests
Veterans of Foreign Wars will present live
bands tonight at 9 p.m. in the Veterans
in Casey’s
Warrior’s Club
Club across from Gate 1 at USAG-RC. To-
morrow will be a karaoke contest with cash
prizes and free barbeque starting at 6 p.m.

Become an Inspector General CASEY GARRISON—Cool Bubba Ice,

The 8th Army Inspector General has imme- a comedian performing for Family, Morale,
diate openings for officers and NCOs. For Welfare and Recreation’s Comedy ROK’s
more information call: 725-6739. program in USAG-Casey Warrior’s Club,
delivers the non stop laughter Oct. 20.
For more news and notes and up-to
—U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham
-date information log on to the Area I
website at:
OCTOBER 24, 2008

Red Ribbon Week recalls DEA hero people are mixing over-the-counter drugs
By Jim Cunningham with illicit drugs to get a ‘cheap’ high,
USAG-RC Public Affairs Johnson pointed out.
“Red Ribbon Week is to inform the
RED CLOUD GARRISON—The public, raise the awareness of these new
Alcohol and Drug Control Office of practices, and encourage abstinence,”
United States Army Garrison Red Cloud Johnson said. “Over-the-counter drugs are
is celebrating Red Ribbon Week with a some of the most dangerous on the market.
series of information displays from Oct. 21 Recently, we have had some commanders
through Oct. 24 and a 5 kilometer run/walk take cough syrups off the shelves because
for Soldiers, Civilians and Family members people abuse them.”
Oct. 25. The theme for the weeklong For this year’s Red Ribbon Week there
celebration is “Ask me, see me, be me, heroes is something else in store for those who
remain drug free.” participate, Johnson said.
“The main purpose of Red Ribbon “This year we are having a 5-kilometer
Week every year is to draw awareness in the run and walk to get the community involved
community about the dangers of substance in bringing more awareness to our message,”
abuse and drug use,” said Wayne Johnson, he said. “We are saying the Army is taking a
director, USAG-RC ADCO. “We are doing serious stance against drug abuse.”
two things: we are raising the awareness of Red Ribbon Week is also celebrating the
how drugs can lead to other more serious memory of two drug enforcement heroes
issues such as crime, addiction, health, and who lost their lives against the drug cartels in
well being, and we are trying to stop people Mexico in 1985, said Gloria Prince, ADCO
from using drugs by providing knowledge Gloria Prince, ADCO prevention coordinator, prepares and offers non-alcohol party drinks for prevention coordinator.
and awareness of these dangers.” Soldiers and Civilians during the Red Ribbon Week campaign held on USAG-Casey Oct. 21 — “Red Ribbon Week also will remember
Red Ribbon Week will not only have U.S. Army photo by Jim Cunningham Enrique Camarena, a U.S. Drug Enforcement
information about the traditional illicit drug use, indicates people are abusing from remote places in the world such as Administrative agent who was kidnapped and
drug addictions such as heroin, cocaine, prescription medication,” Johnson said. Africa, Johnson explained. murdered by drug dealers in Mexico. Camarena’s
and marijuana, but other substances found “A lot of people have learned to abuse “There is a practice going around called informant Alfredo Zavala Avelar was kidnapped
in drugs sold over-the-counter in drug prescription medication, and drug dealers jeju,” he said. “It is a bizarre method of and murdered by the same men.
stores and convenience stores, Johnson have become extremely smart over the past causing methane to accumulate in a jar. The The 5-kilometer run will begin with
pointed out. decades introducing drugs such as ecstasy, user then inhales the methane to get a high. registration from 7 to 7:45 a.m. The race will
“The changes over the years, as we which has impacted our military in past Children from 8 to 12 are learning to use begin at 8 a.m. Awards will be given for 1-3, male,
have become aware of the dangers of drug years as well as our society.” this method.” female, individual winners and families with
addiction, substance addiction, and illegal Many substance abuse practices come In some states it has been found some strollers. For more information, call 730-4144.

Red Cloud Safety Campaign:

Safety is everyone’s responsibility
By Jim Cunningham will eliminate hazards and reduce risk.
USAG-RC Public Affairs Evaluating the risk through a accident review
board will identify and assess individual risk
RED CLOUD GARRISON—The factors so directors can take action to protect
garrison Safety Office launched the USAG- the military and civilian workforce, Tarrance
RC Winter Safety Campaign Oct. 1. The pointed out.
campaign will run through March 31, “This method will instill preventive
2009. practices and
“Our purpose is responsible behavior
to empower leaders, “We are focusing on winter safe from individuals and
Soldiers, and collectively at the
Civilians to have driving, cold weather injuries, and unit level,” he said.
the knowledge and The winter safe
personal courage fire safety.” d r i ving part of
to lead by example the campaign will
in order to reduce include non-tactical (From left) Safety Specialists Yi, Yon Hwa, Yang, Chae Ho, Kim, Min Ki, Cpl. Choi, Hyun Sok,
the potential of Brian Tarrance, director USAG-RC and privately owned Cho, Tae Hyon, Kim, Kwang Sop, Brian Tarrance, director of USAG-RC Ssafety Office ponder
accidental injury and Safety Office vehicle accident the Red Cloud Winter Safety Campaign Oct. 20. — Courtesy photo
death among our prevention, along regulations, Tarrance continued. we identify these hazards. When drivers
Soldiers, Civilian with much needed “Cold weather injuries can be avoided come to Red Cloud to go to work, they pass
employees, Family members and Korean defensive driving techniques, Tarrance by learning simple techniques of outdoor the two elementary schools outside the back
citizens,” said Brian Tarrance, director explained. accident prevention, sports injury prevention, gate. We will have awareness training on post
USAG-RC Safety Office. “For operators of government owned using the buddy system when going out to about driving in school zones.”
“We are focusing on three major areas vehicles we will conduct winter safe driving participate in sporting events during cold The Safety Office also has an agreement
this year,” he said. “We are focusing on classes to include driver testing at the Troop weather,” he said. “We will have briefings with the schools to provide them with
winter safe driving, cold weather injuries, Motor Pool,” Tarrance said. “The Directorate available throughout the season pointing out safety banners during each season, Tarrance
and fire safety.” of Logistics will conduct classes for GOV cold weather/water hazards and recreational continued.
Establishing the three winter safety drivers.” safety such as snow boarding and skiing.” “It is time for their winter banners,” he
programs will prepare directors by The driving safety campaign will “We have a unique program with the said. “This campaign will go throughout the
establishing standards to be enforced. include instruction for motorcycle riders school outside the back gate here at Red winter and it will consist of emails and videos
Implementing those standards through by providing tips on riding techniques and Cloud,” he said. “We have to take in account with safety tips and training for everyone.
training and education and risk management personal protective equipment required by our neighbors in the surrounding area when The videos are also very entertaining.”

Garrison to
start ‘one-stop’
By Spc. Jason C. Adolphson
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs


officials are set to move Ration Control
operations from the Garrison Headquarters
to the Yongsan Readiness Center.
For Yongsan community newcomers, or
residents who need to renew a ration card,
the move means “one-stop” processing.
Ration Control cards will be issued in
the Identification Card section starting
Nov. 4.
“This is part of a one-stop concept for Above: James Ford paints a traditional Korean
incoming personnel and Family members mask. Right: Vincent McWilliams, 8, runs a relay
as well as renewals,” said Robert Clifton, race with volunteer Chief Warrant Officer Mike
USAG-Yongsan acting human resources Groome Jamboree at Yongsan Garrison. U.S.
director. “Now, customers can get ID cards, Army photos by Pfc. Choi Keun-woo
ration cards and enroll in DBIDS at the
same place and time.”
Registry in the Defense Biometric
Identification System and ID card services
are separate from ration control.
“It’s a more convenient place for our
customers to receive all three services
without traveling from office to office,”
Clifton said.
The Yongsan Readiness Center is located
in Building S-4034 near the Dragon Hill
Lodge on South Post.
For information, call 738-5088. Song I-hyun entertains the 2008 Exceptional Fam-
ily Member Fun Jamboree with a magic show.

USAG-Yongsan seeks
Yongsan gives special families special day
customer feedback coordinator. “Volunteers from various units this, not a lot of adults tend to come. But
By Pfc. Choi Keun-woo
By David McNally USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs including the 2nd Infantry Division and today, we have a good mix of children and
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs K-16 Air Base also helped.” adults. I like that. It was a great day for
YONGSAN GARRISON — The “Our unit knew this was going on, so we me.”
YONGSAN GARRISON — Yongsan day began auspiciously with favorable volunteered to help,” said Chief Warrant After Song’s performance, jamboree
community members have a new voice in weather and a strong turnout for the 2008 Officer Michael Groome, K-16 Air Base. attendees had hamburgers and hotdogs for
a major online survey available through Exceptional Family Member Fun Jamboree “This is my first time doing something like lunch.
Nov. 7. Oct. 14 at Lombardo Field. this, and I’m having a great time.” Willie Butler, SAMS Functional Living
The Installation Management Command Children with special needs gathered Maj. Saudia Smith, 18th Medical Skills teacher, brought twelve of his
created a customer service assessment with a host of volunteers to partner for a Command agreed. students.
specifically designed to gather input from day of fun and fellowship. “I love helping with kids wherever, “This reminds me of the things we used
community members. Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall w h e n e ve r I c a n ,” s h e s a i d . “ T h i s to do in the states,” he said. “But this activity
“This is a perfect opportunity for Yongsan gave opening remarks as the event began. is my opportunity to give back to the goes beyond in that the entire community is
community members to provide valuable Families enjoyed various activities such community.” involved. It’s an absolutely great event.”
feedback to the Garrison,” said Casey Ross, as soccer, relay race, ring toss, basketball During the jamboree, children enjoyed As the day drew to a close, volunteers
Plans, Analysis and Integration chief. and pumpkin decorating to Korean mask a puppet show. Cartoon characters on stage received awards gifts and medals. Children
To participate in the survey, visit http:// painting. drew happy smiles from many children. and families gathered to show appreciation or “The participants today were Seoul Magic performances by Song I-hyun for a great day.
go to the Garrison Web site and follow the American Elementary School students, entertained the crowd as well. “Our goal is to provide a positive impact
link. The survey is open to anyone supported Seoul American Middle School students “I’ve been a magician for about 30 years,” to the lives of children,” Mills said. “We want
by USAG-Yongsan. and Seoul American High School students,” said Song, who works at Moyer Community them to know they are never alone. They can
“Leaders should encourage their people said Reta Mills, USAG-Yongsan EFMP Activity Center. “Normally in events like always count on the community.”
to take this survey,” Ross said. “We’re also
advising community members to take
the survey from the perspective of how
Military Police watch Military Police Battalion administrative
section, her photo helps to enforce traffic
important each service is to them, and how
well their garrison performs that service.”
over crosswalks 24-7 safety holding a speed limit sign at one of
Yongsan Garrison’s busiest intersections near
The survey takes about 20 minutes to the Commissary Gate (Gate No. 52).
complete. For information, call 738-6286. By Spc. Jason C. Adolphson “The MP silhouettes have been placed at
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs all major intersections on post,” said USAG-
Yongsan Emergency Services Director Ricky
YONGSAN GARRISON — Yongsan Oxendine. “People seem to have a stronger
drivers may have noticed Military Police reaction to a face than a stand alone sign.”
vigilantly standing watch over pedestrian When pedestrians are present near
crosswalks across the Garrison 24 hours a crosswalks, drivers must strictly observe a 5
USAG-Yongsan Community Members!
day, seven days a week. Or, at least their mph or 8 kph speed limit. During school
Make your voice heard! Take the survey at: life-size photos do. hours, the school zone speed limit is 16
Community2008 through Nov. 7. A life-size photo stands vigil over Garrison cross- Sgt. Crystal Arratia is one of those MPs. mph or 25 kph.
walks — U.S. Army photo by Jason C. Adolphson Though her position is now in the 149th –See CROSSWALKS, Page 10–

News & Notes USAG-Yongsan recognizes volunteers

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Hours By Cpl. Lee Min-hwi
Yongsan Garrison and Hannam Village will
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
celebrate Halloween “trick-or-treat” 6-8:30
p.m. Nov. 1. Children under 10-years-old
YONGSAN GARRISON – Garrison officials honored volunteers
must be accompanied by a parent or des-
ignated adult. For information, call 738- and named the top two volunteers for the July-September quarter in
5556. a ceremony Oct. 15 at the Community Services Building.
Alphonso Mills and Anne Lewis received the nod as the top
Trick-or-Treat at the CDC youth and adult volunteers, respectively. The Garrison selected the
Bring your little monsters, witches and two volunteers of the quarter from among 30 adult and three youth
ghouls to the Child Development Center volunteer nominees.
6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 1 for trick-or-treating. The “The garrison could not operate without these volunteers,”
Seoul First Class Petty Officer Association said Don Moses, USAG-Yongsan deputy commander, during the
will be passing out candy.
recognition ceremony. “This is our chance to say thank you …
Dog Show because you are not only helping the Garrison, but also for your
Who let the dogs out? Join the community neighbors.”
in the 2nd annual Yongsan Dog Show 10 The theme of this quarter’s recognition ceremony was “Volunteers
a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Yong- … Always Caring … Always Sharing.”
san Commissary parking lot. Contest cat- “Sometimes someone should step up and help out,” Lewis said.
egories: Ugliest dog, look-alike, best tricks, “I am very humbled to be selected as a volunteer of the quarter.”
best dressed and the people’s choice. For During the past quarter, Lewis volunteered nearly 180 hours,
information, call 738-5254. much of her hours focused on one of the largest family readiness
groups in Korea with the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment at
Icheon Rice Festival Tour
The free, one day trip to Seolbong Park, K-16 Air Base. Lewis makes sure there is a communication flow to
Icheon, Gyeongido departs 9 a.m. Satur- all K-16 Air Base Soldiers and Family Members.
day, Oct. 25 from Moyer Community Activ- Lewis also volunteered as the Seoul American Middle School
Anne Lewis (left) and Alphonso Mills received the nod as the top youth and
ity Center. For information, call 723-3291. Parents and Teachers Organization vice president. She helped
adult volunteers, respectively. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Hwang Joon-hyun
organize various school events like Teacher’s Welcome Back Breakfast
FMWR Everland Tour and sweater sale for kids and assisted signing up for membership. youth are interested in.
Enjoy the day at one of Korea’s premiere Lewis was also a Seoul Baseball Club supporter. She ordered “Volunteering is fun to me,” Mills said. “The award is awesome,
amusement parks: Everland Resort. The uniforms, informed students of upcoming games, prepared but I just would give back to the other people who volunteered and
trip is 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. The
equipments and raised funds for traveling. don’t get recognized as well. Those people would work so hard for
bus fee is $10 and the admission ticket
must be paid with Korean Won. The trip Lewis said she could have not done this by herself. “I want to other people without requesting any recognition. This award is not
is sponsored by the K-16 Air Base Com- make people feel free to ask anything if that concerns their family,” just for me, but for all those volunteered.”
munity Activity Center. For information, call she said. “Anything we do in our Army community heavily relies on these
741-6473. Mills, the youth volunteer, volunteered nearly 60 hours for volunteers,” said Lisa Willadsen, USAG-Yongsan Army Volunteer
community events during the past quarter. He helped organize, Corps coordinator. “One reason is for recognition, but more than
5k Fun Run plan and lead the annual “See You at the Pole” event. During the that, the Army records every volunteer hour, and the Garrison that
The “Red Ribbon” 5K fun run begins 9:30 2008 Exceptional Family Member Fun Jamboree, he helped with has more volunteer hours will get more services back from the Army.
a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Collier Field the puppet shows, face-painting and serving food. By registering, you can help us help our families.”
House. For information, call 738-8608.
Mills is also a member of court team ministry in Club Beyond The Garrison is always seeking volunteers. For information, call
Christmas Play Auditions and provided youth input and supported different activities that 738-7510.

Team building includes learning local culture

Auditions for “The Christmas Toyshop” will
be held at 7:00 p.m. Oct. 27-28 at Moyer
Theater, building 2259. Primary roles are
for six woman and seven men. Many other
roles are available for the large cast pro- By Pfc. Choi Keun-woo
duction. For information, call 723-3346.
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate
The Client Legal Services Division of the
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate will be leaders and key managers toured Korean
closed on Oct. 31. cultural sites Oct. 10 and 13 in a quarterly
team-building exercise.
IG Openings at 8th U.S. Army As part of the Garrison Good Neighbor
The 8th U.S. Army Inspector General of- Program, the Korea Foreigner Friendship
fice has immediate openings for officers and Cultural Society, a local civic
wanting to become an inspector general. organization, sponsored the two-days of
Vacancies are open to lieutenant colonels, tours in conjunction with the Columbus
majors, branch-qualified captains and se-
Day federal holiday.
nior noncommissioned officer in the grades
of E-7 and E-8. Positions can be filled for The Oct. 10. tour included about 30
up to two years with command sponsor- military and civilian leaders and managers.
ship. For information, call 725-6739 or The group visited one of Korea’s most
723-4006. treasured royal sites: Gyeongbok Palace.
The palace is the largest of the five palaces
Sexual Assault Hotline in Seoul from the Joseon Dynasty.
The 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline is DSN “Seeing the palace reminds you of how
158. Dial 0505-764-5700 from off-post. dynamic the Korean culture is,” said Vanessa
Mitchell, Army Substance Abuse program
Korean Language Classes U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan team members and partners pose for a team-building portrait at Gyeongbok
Learn to read basic Korean letters and manager. “Standing in the middle of the Palace Oct. 10. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choi Keun-woo
learn Korean phrases to improve your cul- palace … it’s almost like being in history.”
tural experience in Yongsan. Classes are A Korean tour guide explained the significance of the palace. The
5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For walking tour lasted for about an hour and a half. The group then
information, call 738-7505. moved to Seodaemun Prison History Hall. The site preserves where “These are great opportunities to learn
Korean patriots were imprisoned during the Japanese occupation, about our Korean Good Neighbors.”
For a complete list of community “Actually coming to the prison and seeing the site made me really Col. Dave Hall
information news and notes, visit the sad,” said Alex Temporado, USAG-Yongsan fire chief. “This is a USAG-Yongsan Commander
USAG-Yongsan official web site at –See CULTURE, Page 10–

Garrison Commander talks trash

By David McNally
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs


comes to talking trash, Garrison Commander
Col. Dave Hall is without equal. But, what
he is talking about is the community’s
new Integrated Solid Waste Management
“At Yongsan, we have a good record of
turning our trash into cash,” Hall said. “In
fact, we are leaders in selling our recyclable
With an intentional push to make the
garrison greener, more energy conscious
and even “profitable,” officials are turning
to innovative solutions. By separating food
trash from potentially recyclable materials,
residents can increase revenue for the
garrison and help the environment.
For years, U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan
has made a significant amount of money
from recycling. A Korean contractor picks
up trash from across Yongsan Garrison
and takes it to a sorting site at the sewage
treatment plant. Workers sift through tons
of garbage and separate kitchen waste from
cardboard, plastic and glass.
This process has generated revenue for
the garrison, but officials feel with a public USAG-Yongsan Commander Col. Dave Hall sees a pile of cash, not trash as the garrison moves to recycle more. — U.S. Army photos by David McNally
education program, even more trash could
be recycled. directly into the Covenant we made Yongsan community members deserve.
“With very little effort, our residents can to the community,” Hall said. “We are “We estimate that a 25 percent increase
be more environmentally friendly and at the committed to providing our Families a in recyclables would net an annual increase
same time invest cash from trash back into strong, supportive environment where they of more than $60,000 for the garrison,” said
the community,” Hall said. “We are not can thrive – that is straight from the promise Calvin Cobbs, Plant Operations branch
trying to burden anybody with unreasonable we made.” chief.
requests.” Hall said the benefits of the recycling Cobbs said the garrison expects to earn
Garrison officials signed Army Family program include working together to more than $120,000 in financial return this
Covenant Dec. 17. 2007. “And this ties solve problems and deliver a quality of life calendar year from the recycling program.
“That is $10,000 a month from trash,”
Cobbs said. “If we separate kitchen waste
USAG-Yongsan Success from recyclables, that income will increase
even more.”
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs However, revenues will increase as Cobbs initiated the plan to increase
community members start to separate public awareness of the opportunity to
YONGSAN GARRISON – For food trash from recyclables, Cobbs be good stewards of the environment
years, Garrison officials have recycled said. and also to gain resources to reinvest in
trash from the community. The concept In Korea, the following items are the community. Earlier this year, Cobbs
evolved into an ambitious plan to help considered recyclable and will earn the submitted his proposal to the USAG-
the environment and improve quality Garrison revenue: Yongsan Executive Quality Council. Under
of life. nCardboard the Garrison’s innovative “Just Do It” Ninja
T h e “ In t e g r a t e d So l i d Wa s t e nPaper program, employees are empowered to seek
Management Plan” is a big part of the nScrap metal out cost savings and avoidance and increase
Sanitation Branch’s overall operation. nAluminum cans efficiency.
“The primary goal of the recycling nPlastic Hall jumped at the chance to help the
collection operation is to reduce the nGlass bottles environment and earn more money for the
amount of waste to be exported,” said nNickel silverware Garrison.
Calvin Cobbs, Plant Operations branch The recycling initiative is a project “This program is a no-brainer,” he said.
chief. Cobbs submitted to the USAG-Yongsan “Look, all we’re asking is that you don’t
Cobbs said the Yongsan recycling Executive Quality Council earlier this contaminate recyclable material with food
program is transparent to the year through the Ninja Program. garbage. You don’t need to use special bags,
community. The Ninja Program is a locally just segregate the biodegradable food stuffs
The Garrison uses of a contractor for created counterpart to the Army’s from the cardboard, glass and plastic.”
recycling. implementation of the Lean Six Sigma The contractor will continue to separate
“We have enhanced our program by program. In LSS, experts find solutions each category of recyclable material at the
contracting out the separation of the to complex problems and save the Army trash collection point.
recyclable items from the refuse after money. “We’re going to go full court press with
transport of all refuse to our sanitation The USAG-Yongsan Ninja program Officials are urging residents to segregate food
a public information campaign to get garbage from glass, cardboard, plastic and other
yard,” Cobbs said. is a simpler plan to empower employees community members familiar with what is potentially recyclable material.
Yongsan community members are to come up with innovative ideas and recyclable,” Hall said. “You can start helping
not required to separate trash on the slash costs. out immediately. Just put that food trash in
installations. Cobbs’ recycling plan is considered a plastic bag and tie it off.”
The result has been a success, Cobbs a “Just Do It,” where the Garrison Hall said he plans to report back to the
said, with thousands of dollars a month in leadership agrees and just executes the community on the benefits of the program
revenue going back to the Garrison. plan to immediately reap the benefits. each quarter. For more information on the
garrison recycling plan, visit http://yongsan.


USAG-Yongsan goes green!

As you may have heard, U.S. Army I know that with a conscious effort, we
Garrison-Yongsan is “going green.” can decrease our energy usage.
What does that mean? It means we are This will directly result in cost savings,
going to step up our efforts to be good and a potentially higher quality of life
stewards of the environment and at the same for you as we can spend these savings
time slash costs. elsewhere.
For one, it is my goal to increase trash Simple steps like turning off unused
recycling on the Garrison. lights, or shutting off computer monitors at
You’ll be hearing more about this night will save energy. Honestly, if we all do
in the coming weeks. We’re pushing a this, it will save a lot of energy and money.
coordinated information campaign through Here at Yongsan, we’re always looking for
radio, television, the newspaper, flyers and ways to improve quality of life, save money
distributed CDs. and slash costs.
For Yongsan residents, it is critical that Our Directorate of Public Works is even
you understand the intent of the Garrison partnering with the Korean Institute of
recycling program. We’re only asking that Science and Technology to test new power
you put your food garbage in a separate bag, transformers that could result in dramatic
tie it off and drop it in the same container energy savings.
as your recyclables. This one easy step will We’re also on the forefront of testing
substantially increase our ability to recycle alternative energy resources.
our cardboard, plastic and glass. Yongsan is one of the few Army
Additionally, as good environmental installations worldwide to test geo- thermal
stewards, we need to be aggressive about energy as a viable renewable energy source.
energy conservation. In the future, the Garrison will consume
Did you know that last fiscal year the less energy and recycle more.
Garrison’s energy consumption increased by Each of us has a role to play. Every time
six percent? That may not seem like a lot, but you turn on a light, or reach for that power
due to a global increase in energy costs, our button, remember: conserve energy. Thanks
bill for energy on Yongsan increased more in advance for making Yongsan a better place
than 26 percent! to live, work and play!

CROSSWALK from Page 9

“When a driver gets caught speeding on MPs currently working here. They replaced
post, points come off that person’s driver’s signs of MPs wearing the old battle dress
license,” Arratia said. “If it happens too uniform.
many times, you can’t drive at all. That Arratia said that when she transfers to
information also gets forwarded to their her next duty station, a part of her would
commands.” “forever” be helping to keep Yongsan streets
The new MP signs have been slowing safe (or at least until the Army changes
traffic for about a month now and feature uniforms again). PAID ADVERTISING

CULTURE from Page 10

living history proof. No one can deny that observation deck, visitors can see most of
this happened.” Seoul. In the basement, the Yongsan group
The group then moved to a Korean visited the Sea World indoor aquarium.
traditional wine museum, Baedari. After a “It’s always fun to see Korean culture with
Korean barbecue lunch, Museum Director friends,” said Don Moses, USAG-Yongsan
Park Kyung-mok gave a wine-making deputy garrison commander.
demonstration. Korean traditional wine, Garrison Commander Col. Dave Hall
made of fermented rice, is called makali. thanked the civic organization KFFCS for
The second tour, Oct. 13, included Family sponsoring both events.
Members and friends of the Garrison. “These are great opportunities to learn
This tour started at the Seoul Tower about our Korean Good Neighbors,” Hall
and proceeded to a Korean traditional folk said. “It’s good that we take time to work
village. on team building, and at the same time
After lunch in a traditional Korean appreciate the rich Korean culture.”
restaurant, the group visited the 63- The Garrison plans to continue team-
Building in Youido. The 63-Building is one building events quarterly.
of the tallest buildings in Seoul. From the

Consider people with disabilities when planning for emergencies

By Col. Deborah B. Grays conditions; for people who already have can cause injury or damage. Anything which you might evacuate. If necessary,
Army News Service physical disabilities, these conditions are that can move, fall, break or cause fire is a know if and where an evacuation chair is
often multiplied. hazard. located, and make sure several others know
Every October we observe National People with physical disabilities may have how to operate it.
Disability Employment Awareness Month g Discuss your needs with family members,
a harder time getting to exits and accessing g If you are hard of hearing or visually

to recognize the talents, skills and dedication neighbors, coworkers and those who manage
their personal items and emergency supplies. impaired, arrange for someone to
of Americans with disabilities who are a People with vision and hearing loss and your office or apartment. communicate essential information to you
vital part of our workforce. During this speech-related disabilities may encounterg Prepare any instructions you need to give during an emergency.
month, we reaffirm our commitment to many more communication barriers, rescuers or others who may be around you. g If you are military or government

ensure people with disabilities who want to especially when regular communication Use concise verbal directions or carry written personnel, once you are in a safe place, report
work can and that they receive the training channels are down or overloaded. instructions with you at all times. Practice to your command.
they need to achieve their goals. During giving these instructions.
These barriers may appear at a time when
this month, we should also take the time to g Make sure those around you know how to
rapid communication is crucial to survival Don't assume that you or your loved
recognize what needs to be done to ensure operate any necessary equipment and where
and safety. Because of this, it is imperative ones have been factored into an evacuation
that all of our employees, family members it is stored. Label equipment and attach
that disaster planning is integrated into your procedure. Let others know of your specific
and friends with disabilities are well prepared instructions as a backup.
everyday life, not just for those individuals requirements. This is why practice is so
to effectively handle themselves in an g Have a list with the types and models of
who have disabilities, but also for those who important; it increases skill and instills
emergency situation, both at work and at any equipment or devices you need.
work and live with people with disabilities. confidence in your ability to be prepared,
home. g If you use electrical equipment, plan
It's important to start preparing now. self-sufficient and even take on a leadership
The terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, The more you prepare, the more confident how you will deal with a power outage. position in evacuating yourself and others
and other past disasters have increased For example, keep a manual wheelchair for
you will be that you can protect yourself and during an emergency.
awareness worldwide of the need to be use if your electrical wheelchair becomes
others. If you or someone close to you has a Disaster planning needs to be integrated
prepared for emergencies. The attacks inoperable.
disability or special need, you should make into our everyday lives.
prompted many individuals responsible g Know of more than one medical facility
special preparations in case of an emergency. There is a natural human inclination to
for people in office buildings to re-evaluate To adequately prepare for every possible that provides the services you need. avoid thinking about negative things, but
their disaster and evacuation plans for all emergency situation, consider making the g Add necessary supplies, such as wheelchair this avoidance is detrimental to our well-
occupants, including taking a close look at following arrangements: batteries, catheters, oxygen, medication, being and has even greater consequences for
how to get people with disabilities out of food for service animals and other special people with disabilities should an emergency
harm's way. g Check for hazards in your home and provisions to your emergency kit. occur.
In a major emergency, everyone is workplace. During and after a disaster, g If you are physically disabled, study the Don't wait until it's too late - your
confronted with a wide range of disabling ordinary items in the home and workplace evacuation procedure of any building from actions now could save lives later.

Yongsan FC‘Good Neighbor’

Join us for the Yongsan Football Club U12 and U15 Soccer teams tryout to support the Good Neighbor Program (Age groups
10-12 and 13-15) U-15 team (open) tryout 6 p.m Oct. 29 at Yongsan Field No. 10 and U-12 team (open) tryout 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13
Soccer needs youth soccer at Yongsan Field No. 10. The Yongsan FC is looking for 18 players for U15 (Competitive level) (13-15 years) and 18 players for
U12 (10-12 yrears), based on age as of Dec. 31, year-round soccer teams. The teams will play games against Korean teams to
players for year-round team promote the Good Neighbor Program. Yongsan FC will select 36 players with parents/guardian’s approval. For information, call
723-8918 or 010-3149-4305, or e-mail:

524th Military Intelligence Battalion

“I can’t believe you gave us this much responsibility, I really learned a lot,” said Pvt.
Landry, Company A.
“Leadership is hard,” said Pfc. Lamond, Company B. “I didn’t understand the amount

conducts live fire training exercise of responsibility that came with it until we executed this live fire.”
Throughout the duration of the exercise, the intelligence Soldiers reinforced the value
of proper precombat inspections, rehearsals, and moving under the control of the team
Courtesy 524th Military Intelligence Battalion leader. Soldiers universally agreed this training was the most realistic and difficult training
they had ever done.
“Contact, 11 o’clock, 50 meters, cover me while I move. Enemy The battalion conducted 14 team live fires under safe and realistic “combat like
conditions.” Each live fire was preceded by a blank fire rehearsal and a hot wash. The
destroyed. Alpha Team break contact, Alpha Team moving...consolidate battalion remains forward deployed at Rodriguez Range where they are currently conducting
and reorganize...” an in language, scenario based, HUMAN Intelligence training exercise at the Combined
Arms Training Facility with members of the 2nd Infantry Division, the 141st Military

hese are not terms we generally associate with a Military Intelligence Unit, but it is Intelligence Battalion from Japan, ROK Counterparts, sister units in the 501st Military
what you would have heard if you had been with the 524th Military Intelligence Intelligence Brigade and 524th Military Intelligence Battalion.
Battalion from Yongsan this past week in Warrior Country.
The 524th Military Intelligence Battalion has Soldiers deployed across the peninsula to
provide Human Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence support to the 8th U.S. Army and the
Combined Forces Command. These Soldiers’ daily mission includes liaison with local law
enforcement, Republic of Korea counterparts, and U.S. units to provide critical intelligence
on threats to U.S. Forces and to answer theater and national collection requirements. This
mission is normally executed in civilian clothes, and does not remotely resemble what these
same intelligence Soldiers have been doing in Area I recently.
Twice a year, Soldiers of the “Silent Vigilance” Battalion deploy to Area I to conduct
critical go-to-war training to ensure they are ready to “fight tonight.” A key component
of this training is the ability of these MI soldiers to shoot, move, and communicate while
operating in support of maneuver elements. The recent live fire training event at Ingman
Range on Camp Casey was just such any event.
The HUMAN Intelligence Collectors from the battalion were given a mission to
conduct a tactical movement from Rodriguez Range to Ingman Range, where they were
to conduct a meeting with a local source. Once the Soldiers arrived at the range and began
to move, they were forced to execute a react to contact and break contact in a Maneuver
Live Fire Exercise. This involved the four-person teams moving 300 meters uphill over very
difficult terrain while engaging multiple sets of targets under the control of the HUMINT
Collection Team Leader.
Command Sgt. Maj. Hamilton, the battalion’s senior noncommissioned officer, said
the intent of having intelligence Soldiers conduct maneuver live fire training is to build
adaptable and confident intelligence teams who can react to any changes that they may face A 524th Military Intelligence Battalion Soldier engages a target during a live fire training exercise.
here in Korea or as they rotate to deploying units. Comments from some of the intelligence To download high-resolution photos from this exercise, visit — U.S.
Soldiers participating in the live fire really convey the value of this training. Army photo courtesy of 524th Military Intelligence Battalion

Oct. 24-30

LOCATION Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Body of LIes Step Brothers Longshots
CASEY (R) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6:30 (PG) 6:30 p.m. Body of Lies The Rocker
No Show
No Show (PG13) 7:30 p.m.
Death Race Body of LIes Tropic Thunder (R) 7:30 p.m.
730-7354 (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m.

Longshots Longshots
HENRY The Rocker
Mirrors (PG) 1 p.m. (PG) 1 p.m.
(PG13) 7 p.m. No Show No Show No Show
(R) 7 p.m. Beverly Hills Chihuahua Beverly Hills Chihuahua
768-7724 (PG) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m.

Longshots Longshots The Rocker Tropic Thunder

The Rocker Tropic Thunder
HUMPHREYS Body of Lies (PG) 3:30 p.m. (PG) 3:30 p.m.
(PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
(R) 6:30 / 9 p.m. Body of Lies (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m.
Body of Lies
753-7716 (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m. (R) 6:30 / 9 p.m.

HOVEY Tropic Thunder Tropic Thunder Quarantine

Death Race Body of LIes No Show No Show
(R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m.
(R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m.

Tropic Thunder
KUNSAN Eagle Eye Eagle Eye (R) 6 p.m. Tropic Thunder
(PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. Death Race No Show No Show No Show (R) 6 p.m.
782-4987 (R) 8:30 p.m.

Tropic Thunder Longshots (PG) 1 p.m. Longshots

OSAN (PG) 1 p.m. Quarantine Tropic Thunder Eagle Eye Eagle Eye
(R) 7 p.m. Tropic Thunder (R) 3:30 / 6 p.m.
Quarantine (R) 4 / 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.
784-4930 Quarantine Quarantine (R) 8:30 p.m.
(R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 3:30 / 6 / 8:30 p.m.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

RED CLOUD (PG13) 7 Tropic Thunder Death Race Tropic Thunder Pineapple Express No Show Body of Lies
The Rocker (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m.
732-6620 (PG13) 9 p.m.

Longshots Beverly Hills Chihuahua

STANLEY Beverly Hills Chihuahua Mirrors Quaratine Star Wars: Clone Wars
(PG) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. No Show (R) 7 / 9 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m.
Mirrors The Rocker
732-5565 (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m.

Quarantine Quarantine Mirrors Mirrors The Rocker The Rocker

(R) 5:30 / 8:30 p.m. (R) 5:30 / 8:30 p.m. Longshots (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.
YONGSAN Space Chimps Space Chimps (PG) 2 / 5 / 8 p.m. Death Race Death Race Tropic Thunder Tropic Thunder
(G) 6:30 p.m. (G) 3:30 p.m. Mama Mia! (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m.
738-7389 Mama Mia! Mama Mia! (PG13) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. Mummy: Dragon Emperor Mummy: Dragon Emperor Mirrors Mirrors
(PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 3:30 / 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m.

Area I Worship Schedule Area II Worship Schedule Area III Worship Schedule Area IV Worship Schedule
Protestant Services Protestant Services Protestant Services Protestant Services
Collective Collective Collective Protestant Collective Protestant
Sunday 1000 Stone Chapel Sunday 0800 Memorial Chapel (Liturgical) Sunday 1100 Freedom Chapel Sunday 1000 Camp Carroll
Sunday 1000 Stanley Chapel 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel 1100 Suwon Air Base Chapel 1030 Camp Walker
Sunday 1030 West Casey Chapel Church of Christ 1700 Camp Walker
0930 Hannam Village Chapel (Korean) 1100 Camp Eagle Chapel
Sunday 1100 Protestant Sunday
1000 South Post Chapel Gospel 1300 Freedom Chapel Gospel 1215 Camp Walker
School-Coffee House
1030 K-16 Chapel Contemporary 1800 Freedom Chapel 1300 Camp Carroll
Sunday 1100 Warrior Chapel
Sunday 1100 Crusader Chapel 1100 Hannam Village Chapel Contemporary
Sunday 1100 Hovey Chapel Contemporary KATUSA Friday 1900 Camp Walker
Wednesday 1130 Bible Study-Coffee House Sunday 1000 Multi Purpose Training Facility Tuesday 1900 Freedom Chapel Korean
Gospel Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll
Sunday 1100 Casey Memorial Chapel Gospel 1200 South Post Chapel Korean Wednesday 1830 Camp Walker
1230 Camp Stanley Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Wednesday 1730 Freedom Chapel
Wednesday 1800 Gospel Bible Study Saturday 0930 Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel Wednesday 1900 Freedom Chapel Catholic Services
Stanley Chapel (Bible Study) Mass
Thurday 1900 Gospel Practice
United Pentecostal (UPCI) Sunday 0900 Camp Walker
Stanley Chapel
Sunday 1330 Memorial Chapel Catholic Services 1130 Camp Carroll
Sunday 1230 CRC Warrior Chapel Mass Saturday 1700 Camp Walker
KATUSA KATUSA Daily 1145 Freedom Chapel
Sunday 1930 CRC Warrior Chapel Thursday 1830 Memorial Chapel Sunday 0930 Freedom Chapel Jewish
Sunday 1300 Jackson Auditorium 1700 Camp Eagle Chapel For information, contact Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Avi Weiss, avi.weiss@korea.
Tuesday 1900 Camp Stanley Chapel Episcopal 1700 Suwaon Air Base Chapel, 723-6707
Tuesday 1840 Casey Stone Chapel Sunday 1000 Memorial Chapel Jewish
Tuesday 1800 Camp Castle Chapel
Tuesday 1830 Casey Memorial Chapel For information, contact Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Avi Weiss, avi.weiss@korea.
Catholic Services, 723-6707
Tuesday 1830 Camp Hovey Chapel
Thursday 1830 West Casey Chapel
Sunday 0800 South Post Chapel
Catholic Mass
Sunday 1130 Camp Stanley Chapel

Mon/Thur/Fri 1205
Memorial Chapel
Memorial Chapel
Memorial Chapel
Hannam Chapel to host ‘Hallelujah Night’
Sunday 0900 CRC Warrior Chapel
Sunday 1215 West Casey Chapel Tues/Wed
1st Sat.
Brian Allgood Hospital Chapel
Memorial Chapel
Hannam Village Chapel will host “Hallelujah Night” as an
Sunday 0930 Camp Hovey Chapel
alternative to Halloween at Hannam Village Ballfield Nov. 1
Later Day Saints Jewish Services
Sunday 1400 West Casey Chapel Friday 1900 South Post Chapel (Saturday) from 6-8:30 p.m. All participants can enjoy food, games
Jewish and prizes. All are welcome.
Friday 1830 West Casey Chapel

Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact

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

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David B. Crary: Chaplain (Maj.) Klon K. Kitchen, Jr.: 2ID Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Richard Spencer: Chaplain (Maj.) Eddie Kinley:, 738-3009, 753-7274, 732-7998, 764-5455

Chaplain (Maj.) Adolph G. DuBose: Chaplain (Maj.) James E. O’Neal: Red Cloud Chaplain (Maj.) Fredrick Garcia: Chaplain (Maj.) Edward Martin:, 738-4043 , 753-7276, 732-6169, 765-8004

Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr.: Chaplain (Capt.) Anthony Flores: Red Cloud Chaplain (Capt.) Mario Rosario:, 736-3018,,

Discover the lure of Seoul’s seafood market

(Above): The
Noryangjin Fish
Market, Seoul’s
largest seafood
venue offers one-
stop-shopping for
products obtained
from 15 ports
throughout Korea.
(Left): A variety
of fresh-caught
seafood, from sea
urchin to shrimp,
squid and fish, can
be purchased daily
at Seoul’s largest
fish market.
(Far Left):
Restaurants in the
fish market will
prepare your fare.
By Susan Silpasornprasit scent of salt water. At every angle the area is freshly-caught wares.
IMCOM-K Public Affairs bustling with people buying, shucking and Outside the main warehouse, smaller
slicing fresh seafood. No matter what day vendors sell fishing gear and related precuts.
The unmistakable smell of the salty sea or time you choose to visit, the market is Customers can even purchase the brightly-
is the first indication that you are entering sure to be alive with activity. The catch-of- hued rubber boots worn by the Noryangjin
the Noryangjin Fish Market, Seoul's largest the-day at the fish market may include the Market workers.
warehouse for seafood. The fare doesn’t familiar fishy faces of the flounder, squid and Perhaps the most unique aspect of the
get any fresher—open from 3 a.m. to 9 even octopus; but perhaps more interesting Noryangjin Fish Market lies below the
p.m. daily, the venue hosts more than 700 are the creatures that cause foreigners to surface. Numerous restaurants on the
vendors selling both fresh and dried seafood exclaim, “What is that?” market’s lower level invite visitors to bring
products brought in from 15 fishing ports From spiny orbs to squirmy, cylindrical their “catch-of-the-day” to be prepared and
around Korea. In the wee hours, wholesale marine dwellers, there’s no shortage of served with traditional Korean side dishes. A vendor prepares fish for sale at his booth
auctions are held for local businesses. The interesting attractions. This is not only a The restaurant’s chefs will suggest baked, in the fish market. — U.S. Army photos by
Noryangjin Fish Market is operated by marketplace, but a sightseeing adventure fried, sautéed, or even raw delights. Edward Johnson
Korea’s Department of Agriculture, Forestry, into the realm of Korea’s seascape. Noryangjin Fish Market is a short
and Fisheries. Navigating through a sea of brine drive from USAG-Yongsan, near the 63-
The sounds unique to the fish market puddles, tanks and buckets, sellers can be Building.
create a symphony of sloshing and frenetic seen shucking fresh shellfish, hooking whole To view these photos in high-resolution,
bubbling accompanied by the piercing fish being chilled on ice and packaging their visit

Homeschooling support
available in Korea
By Susan Rowe children to join community sports teams,
IMCOM-K MWR clubs, or other groups. Many families
are involved in homeschooling support
There are many frequently asked groups. These groups of parents share
questions among home schoolers: “Whose responsibilities, including choosing and
law do I follow – the state/country where adapting curriculum, the actual teaching
we are stationed, or our state of residence?” of the lessons, and some method of grading
“What are the military regulations related and evaluating whether the student has
to homeschooling?” “Are there support learned the necessary lessons.
groups at every installation?” “Is there a However, the Department of Defense
phone number that I can call to find out Education Activity has no jurisdiction
about homeschooling on any particular over the education of overseas American
installation?” military dependent children. It is DoDEA
Correspondence and home education policy to neither encourage nor discourage
have long been a choice for families, and DoD sponsors from home schooling their Zumba Fitness is offered from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays
national statistics show a 15 percent increase minor dependents. DoDEA recognizes and Thursdays at Trent Gym (by the PX), upstairs. For
in the number of home-educated students that homeschooling is a sponsor’s right
every year. National standardized test scores and can be a legitimate alternative form information, contact Shelton Coonfield, Fitness Instructor,
reveal that these students are succeeding of education for their dependents. at 010-2041-7546 or via e-mail at
academically. According to DoD policy, the installation
In order for homeschooling to succeed, Commander’s responsibilities are logistical child the most, whether it’s homeschooling Home School
parents need to have the time and energy to or administrative, there is no educational or it’s another kind of school. websites of interest:
provide instruction on a daily basis and be oversight regarding the public education To find further information about home
involved in a local support group. Numerous provided by DoDEA. school support, contact Susan Rowe, Child, Korea Region School Liaison Services:
avenues of support are usually available, so What’s best for somebody else’s child Youth and School Services, Region School
do some research and get connected with may not be best for yours. Before making Transition and Liaison Specialist, at 725-
a local support group in your community. a decision, it’s important to gather as much 5227 or e-mail: or Home School Legal Defense Association:
Some parents form groups with other information as you can to find out about the visit our web site at
home-schooled families or encourage their kind of education that would benefit your mil/slo.htm.
DoDDS Korea District:

Military Child Education Coalition:

The Military Child in Transition:

Army OneSource:

Student Online Achievement Resources:

The Rundown
First Sgt. Terence Woodliff, quarterback, 362nd Signal Company “Head Hunters,” runs the ball while Spc. Joshua Johns, Head Hunters, blocks defender Spc. Jon Fozard, F Co., 3-2 Aviation
Battalion “Skymasters,” during a game at K-16 Air Base Oct. 11. To download high-resolution photos of this event, visit — U.S. Army photo by SSgt. Amy Olivarez

USAG-Humphreys Community speaks out about quality of life

By Ken Hall recommending issues that have potential
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs for Army-wide impact to HQDA for
USAG HUMPHREYS – Soldiers, “We’re going to have more events
Family Members, Civilians and retirees like AFAP here at the Super Gym in the
gathered at the new Community Fitness future,” said Dumoulin. “I am very proud
Center here from Oct. 15-17 for the annual of everyone here, and [this] is what it’s all
Army Family Action Plan Conference. about. This is exactly what we need – when
Volunteers ranging from spouses to we all come together, roll our sleeves up and
service members formed discussion groups figure out how to improve quality of life.
to debate more than 80 issues that impact We all have a stake in how our community
the USAG-Humphreys area quality of life. is going to be, and everyone’s got to do
Before the AFAP community members their part.”
submitted issues into drop boxes around Joe Gall, IMCOM Korea Army
post and to AFAP coordinator Denise Community Service Program Coordinator
Chappell at Army Community Service. said he was very pleased about how the
“We were able to get a variety of service forum turned out.
members, including officers, warrant “The groups had difficult issues to
officers, and spouses who are not command Delegates of the Force Support and Entitlement group debate how to create a proposal to tackle, but they attacked them from a
sponsored, as well as dual military members,” extend operating hours of the USAG Humphreys Commissary during the Army Family Action factual standpoint,” he said. “The beautiful
said Nedra Larrieux, AFAP Subject Matter Plan Conference Oct. 17. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall thing about some of these issues is that
Expert Coordinator. they impact ‘big Army,’ and not just Camp
Larrieux said delegates were instructed Garrison directors provided guidance groups narrowed down theissues to eight: Humphreys.”
to work together on a first-name basis, and and interpreted Army regulations as required Dental Care for Dependants; OB/GNY The next stop for AFAP issues will be
not state their ranks. Members of the BOSS for the group delegates and assisted in the Care for Soldiers and Dependants; Basic at the Nov. 17 Commander’s Steering
team also helped support this event from preparation of proposals to be given by the Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) for Shift Committee here where Dumoulin and the
behind the scenes. groups to USAG Humphreys leadership. Workers; USAG Humphreys Commissary directors will discuss them and recommend
The USAG Humphreys AFAP featured “The two big issues we’ve been working Hours of Operation; Rest and Recuperation which to send forward.
four work groups with about 15 people per on regarding Family Support are DA-level Travel; Military Spouse Employment The General Officer Steering Committee
group: Family Support, Force Support and ones,” said Cpl. Michelle Hawkins, Camp Opportunities; a Teen Skate Facility; and reviews the progress of AFAP issues on a
Entitlements, Medical and Dental, and Eagle Air Operations Non Commissioned Funding for Youth Athletic Uniforms. semi-annual basis. The AFAP GOSC is the
for the first time in Korea, a Youth group Officer in Charge. “Our group is talking One person from each group gave the final deciding authority on the status of all
joined in with the adults in the AFAP about a proposal to amend the Joint Federal first of a two-part presentation to USAG issues, determining if an issue is resolved,
forum. Each group debated issues such as Travel Regulation, Rest and Recuperation Humphreys Commander, Col. John. E. unattainable, or needs to remain active until
changing out berets to patrol caps for every- policy to include Korea and the other Dumoulin, Jr., Command Sgt. Maj. Jason the issue’s stated objectives have been met.
day uniform wear, earlier opening hours topic regards Soldiers spouse employment K. Kim and community members. Historically, about 90 percent of
for the commissary, and free child care for opportunities. Currently, the vast majority Each presentation was followed by five- AFAP issues have been solved at the local
volunteers. of employment positions are filled by host minute long skits, performed by each of the level, resulting in on-going community
Each of the focus groups featured nation citizens and with some of the jobs, groups. The skits portrayed each group’s two improvements such as extending commissary
subject matter experts and specially-trained we understand the necessity but we hope to most-important issues. and shopette hours, and reduced cost for
facilitators who guided the group members get the issue of having more jobs available Dumoulin and Kim responded to direct-to-home American Forces Network
through the issues, deliberations and to spouses considered.” the presentations with discussion about television service for off-post residents.
discussions. At the close of the AFAP event, the four possible ways to solve the issues locally, to

5th Air
arrive in
second group of warfighters
with 4th Battalion, 5th Air
Defense Artillery, arrived
here as part of the 35th ADA
Brigade’s Relief in Place
transition Oct. 20. The air
defenders are replacing the
Soldiers with 1-44 ADA and will
provide air defense capabilities
for the southern area of the
peninsula. — U.S. Army photo
by Sgt. Gretchen Goodrich

News & Notes Teens participate in AFAP Conference for first time
Turkey Shoot-out By Lori Yerdon
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation is hosting a USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs
two-day softball event from November 15 until
16. There will be a four-game guarantee for all
USAG-HUMPHREYS – For the first
teams. The competition will be limited to 12
men’s teams and 5 women’s teams. Entry fee time, teen delegates participated in the
is $110 per team. For more information contact Army Family Action Plan conference, held
via email: or call: at the USAG Humphrey’s new Super Gym,
DSN 753-8810/8801. Oct. 15-17.
Ten students deliberated a collection
Humphreys USO Fall Festival of issues submitted by the community,
Join the USO at the USAG Humphreys and presented the top two issues to USAG
Transformation Park for our Fall Festival. Humphrey’s leadership.
Festival will open at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday,
“The youth work groups have always
October 25. Expect free food, face painting,
and family pictures in our “Pumpkin Patch” arts participated in our AFAP conferences,”
and crafts. There will be giveaways throught said Denise Chappell, USAG-Humphreys
the day. This event is free to the community! AFAP Program Manager. “Previously, their
portion was conducted separately but this
Announcement from the Dental Clinic year we wanted to include the teens and
Humphreys Dental Clinic will be limited to Sick make them feel like adults.”
Call operations only between October 27 and In order to participate in the conference, Army Family Action Plan Youth work group facilitator Renee Wray (left) suggests alternative
28. The 618th Dental Company (AS) will be the teen delegates, ranging in grades
involved in their semi-annual FTX. methods to teen group delegates to develop proposals to be presented to the USAG Humphreys
eight through 12 had to meet several leadership during the AFAP Conference at USAG Humphreys’ new Super Gym Oct. 16. This
Thank you for your cooperation.
qualification requirements. In addition was the first AFAP event where USAG Humphreys teen delegates participated in the conference
National Red Ribbon Week to being recommended by their school simultaneously with adult work groups. — U.S. Army photo by Lori Yerdon
Humphreys American School celebrates guidance counselors they had to maintain a
National Red Ribbon Week from October 23 high grade point average, be personable and in this year’s conference was a really good contributing.”
until 31. This year marks the 23rd Anniversary have no record of disciplinary actions. element,” said Wray. “The youths want to be “I’m part of this community and whatever
of Enrique Camarena’s death, the inspiration for Identifying and prioritizing Soldier treated like young adults and if we continue we’re doing here, it effects me as well,” said
this important campaign against illegal drugs. and Family issues for Army leadership in to separate them from the rest of the (AFAP) Edward Murphy IV a junior and youth work
Twenty three years after Camarena’s death, reshaping the Army for the 21st century groups, they’ll continue to act like kids.” group delegate.
Red Ribbon Week’s message is as important as
was the common goal for each of the work As the teens mulled over the first issue-- On the final day of the conference, the
ever. USAG Humphreys commander Col. John
E. Dumoulin, Jr. will sign a proclamation at 8 groups taking part in the two-day conference the need for a roller skating rink at USAG- teen delegates, along with the other work
a.m. on October 23 at the school playground. and the teens seemed eager to take their role Humphreys--Wray encouraged everyone groups, presented their developed issues and
seriously. to participate and suggested alternative recommendations to USAG Humphreys
Office 2007 Training “I think this is really a positive experience methods and procedures to help them find Commander Col. John E. Dumoulin, and
The AREA III DOIM is offering classes on MS for all of us to be here,” said Keshia Edison a solution beneficial to all. Command Sgt. Maj. Jason K. Kim during
Office 2007 for the AREA III community. The a high school senior and youth work group “Initially I was a little anxious about the conference’s report out session.
course, offered in English and Korean, will delegate. “We (as youths) have a great being the youth work group facilitator and After hearing the youth work groups
feature the Getting Started Tutorials, basic impact and care about our community, it’s unsure how I was going to keep the group presentation, Dumoulin decided the best
changes, and links to other training websites.
where we live.” on track,” said Wray. “But, I feel I was able course of action for resolving their issues.
The training will familiarize functional users
with MS Office 2007. Developing an issue is “an intricate and to get on the same level as them and I think Dumoulin said that the roller skate rink
Where: Bldg 1272 DOIM Class Room in-depth process” Renee Wray, youth work we were able to relate to each other.” issue merits further discussion amongst staff
When: Mon-Fri 1300-1500 group facilitator explained to the teens. The group’s second issue, funding for sections—Morale, Welfare and Recreation,
POC: Will Murdock at 754-3608 or “It’s very important to develop your issues school athletic uniforms, hit home for some Safety, and Department of Public Works to properly because if an issue cannot be of the delegates as students playing certain develop a plan of action.
resolved here at the local level, it’s forwarded high school sports are required to buy their Funding for athletic uniforms – will get
Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Eighth Army which is considered mid- uniforms. sent up to Eighth Army but worked locally
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. level. If the issue is still unresolved at “The costs add up, especially for high at the same time.
Make sure you conduct monthly breast self-
mid-level it’s then sent to a general officer school seniors or people playing multiple “You guys did an outstanding job and
exams and yearly clinical breast exams. Contact
your Health Care Provider or the Area III Health steering committee at the Department of sports,” said Edison. I’m proud of you,” said Dumoulin.
Promotion Coordinator, Jean Dumoulin, at DSN the Army level.” “As the days went on, I saw they were Murphy is optimistic his experience with
753-7657 for more information. Wray’s job as a facilitator enabled her to starting to mature a bit and saw a lot more AFAP will prepare him for the future when
focus the energy of the teens and stimulate information coming from them,” said he attends college and hopes other teens will
Homeschooling Mom’s Get-Together discussion in addition to serving as the Wray. “They are smart kids and I think not be afraid to speak up.
Sponsored by USAG Humphreys Chaplain’s neutral steward of the group. they felt like a part of what was going on “If you want to be treated like an adult,
Office every 2nd Monday of the Month 6:30 - 8 “Having the youth work group participate around here (at the conference) and were you have to act like an adult,” he said.
p.m. Family Housing (Humphreys) Bldg. 510,
Apt. 108 Contact Elisabeth Townley at 010-
3144-0352 or via e-mail at elisabethtownley@ for more info.
2nd Combat Aviation Brigade gets new additions to its ground fleet
By Sgt. 1st Class Krishna M. Gamble do any modifications,” said Maj. John Cole, Army to place a priority on shortening
Update from the Immunization Clinic
Children younger than five years will need a 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs 2nd CAB fire support officer. production schedules and beefing up
well child doctor’s appointment to get their Since its inception, the Humvee protection for vehicles already in the field.
immunizations ordered. Children five years USAG HUMPHREYS – 2nd Combat has undergone numerous design and “These vehicles are heavier, and [will]
and older can get immunizations reviewed and Aviation Brigade added 30 new up-armored configuration updates and changes. These provide better blast and better ballistic
updated by the immunization clinic without a tactical High Mobility Multipurpose changes have included technological, protection,” Cole said.
doctor’s appointment. All children who need Wheeled Vehicles to its ground fleet Oct. environmental, operational and safety “It seems a lot better and it has more
a PPD or Hepatitis A booster can check-in improvements, such as higher payload cushioning, but I don’t know how it handles
to the immunization clinic without a doctor’s capability, radials, emissions updates, yet,” said Staff Sgt. Kevin Rodney, training
appointment. For more info call 753-7658.
Weighing about ten tons each, the
HMMWVs provide a tactical vehicle for commercial bucket seats, three-point seat noncommissioned officer with Company
command and control operations. belts, four-speed transmissions, and, in B, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd
We Want Your Stories!
We want to publish your stories and photos “These (Humvees) are identical to some cases, turbo-charged engines and air CAB.
in The Morning Calm Weekly and on the previous series in other ways, but they are conditioning. “These are little different, but I think it
USAG Humphreys Command Channel. strictly a command and control vehicle,” The Army started adding armor to its will provide good training for those Soldier
Please send any information and products said Sgt. 1st Class Carl Cole, material Humvees years before Operation Iraqi who haven’t been to Iraq [or Afghanistan],”
to the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys fielding team leader, Fort Hood, Texas. Freedom, but attacks from small arms, said Sgt. Jim Lawson, Apache repairer with
Public Affairs Office at robert.h.mcelroy@ “This [particular mode] is not designed rocket-propelled grenades and improvised Headquarters and Headquarters Company, or call DSN 754-8598. explosive devices, or IEDs, prompted the 2nd CAB.
to hold a turret…you are not authorized to

Red Dragon Inn DFAC competes for Army top culinary honors
By Ken Hall
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs


winning Soldier chefs of the Red Dragon
Inn dining facility here are one step closer
to winning an Army-level award for
excellence in food service following a recent
This year’s Eighth U.S. Army Korea
winner for Best Large Dining Facility, the
Red Dragon Inn has battled its way into the
Department of the Army’s top-seven finalists
of the 41st Annual Philip A. Connelly
Awards Program for Excellence in Army
Food Service.
More than 30 Soldier chefs from the 501st
Military Intelligence Brigade and Korean
civilian chefs were under the performance
microscope at the dining facility this week
as three inspectors evaluated every phase of
the DFAC operations.
The objectives of the Connelly Awards
Program are to improve the professionalism
of food service personnel, provide recognition
for excellence in the preparation and serving
of food in Army troop dining facilities
and field kitchen operations, and provide
added incentive to competitive programs
of Installation Management Agencies and Sgt. Maj. Ronald Evans, 4th Battalion, 58th Airfield Operations Battalion makes a selection as Spc. Edward Moore, First Cook, 501st Military
major army commands by adding a higher Intelligence Brigade talks about the variety of dishes available during the Red Dragon Inn Dining Facility lunch session Oct. 21. Inspectors toured
level of competition and appropriate the Red Dragon Inn this week as part of the 41st Annual Philip A. Connelly Awards Program competition for Excellence in Army Food Service.
recognition. Red Dragon Inn Soldiers have battled their way to the Department of the Army top seven finalists in the Large Dining Facility category for 2008.
“I feel our strongest area was in our Winners of all competition categories will be announced no later than Feb. 1, 2009. — U.S. Army photo by Ken Hall
food preparation,” said Sgt. 1st Class Ricky
L. Dunbar, Sr., Senior Food Operations can see in all of the Soldiers here that they a high priority of IFSEA. Col. Michael G. Freiburger, 527th Military
Sergeant. “The preparation and serving like what they’re doing and the Soldiers “There are people out there who want Intelligence Battalion Commander, “but I
areas are things we’ve really worked on. I’m appreciate it. The Red Dragon inn is indeed to take Soldiers away from food service,” challenged them and our team responded
confident that our team has performed very one of the best in the Army – one of the top said Chief Warrant Officer Jack, C. Van and listened to all the advice they had.
well, as we always do.” seven. When you think about how large Zanten, USAQMC&S. “They want to take Roughly half of the Soldiers in this year’s
The annual finalist evaluations take place the Army is, to be in the top seven finalists them and move them other places into new competition were not stationed here last year
from October through December and are says a lot, and this is backed up by the fact career fields and everyone needs to stay but they still maintain a level of excellence
divided into five categories: 1. Active Army that they finished last years’ competition at sharp and proficient and not become an easy and have a lot to be proud of.”
Small Dining Facilities, 2. Active Army number two in the world.” target to go away from the food preparation The Army established the Philip A.
Large Dining Facilities, 3. Active Army Field Five committees, each comprised of career field, and show the Army that they’re Connelly program in March 1968 to
Kitchens, 4. Army Reserve Field Kitchen an IFSEA civilian and two U.S. Army needed.” recognize excellence in Army Food Service;
and 5. Army National Guard Field Kitchen. Quartermaster Center and School military IFSEA’s responsibility is to encourage it is named for the late Philip A. Connelly, a
Major commands hold competitions to representatives visit each team finalist across excellence in food service in all walks of former IFSEA president who was responsible
select finalists that will represent their the U.S. and around the world to conduct the industry, and contributes directly to for obtaining IFSEA’s sponsorship with the
command. evaluations. Each committee chooses a the improvement of Armed Forces food Army.
“We take great pride in recognizing the winner and a runner-up from their category, service management, menu development, Awards include scholarships to attend a
Soldiers who perform this duty on a day-to- with results being announced by Feb. 1 modernization of facilities and the desires prestigious culinary school such as Johnson
day basis,” said James Riddle, International each year. of enlisted personnel. and Wales University, trophy bowls, plaques
Food Service Executives Association. “I Encouragement of food service careers is “This inspection team was tough,” said Lt. and certificates of achievement.

Experience historical Korea at Folk Village in Suwon

By Joni Ramsey A tour would not be complete without viewing the
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs performances, including Farmers’ Music and Dance, See-
Saw and Acrobatics on a Tightrope, and the Traditional
SUWON, South korea – Tucked back in the Wedding ceremony.
modern city of Suwon is an amazing 243-acre reserve With the purchase of the reasonably priced full package
complete with more than 260 traditional buildings and ticket, children can take a horseback ride, walk through
structures one would have seen in Korea more than 100 the Haunted House, and enjoy the rides in the amusement
years ago. park.
The Korean Folk Village contains numerous collections For more information, visit, or
of Korean cultural artifacts that demonstrate to Korean pick up a brochure from your local USO. Check with your
children and tourists what life was like before the Japanese USO office for scheduled trips.
invasion of Korea in 1910. The Village is approximately 40 minutes by car from
This Korean Folk Village is American tourist-friendly USAG Humphreys. Take the Gyeongbu Highway (Highway
with English brochures and signs and most employees can 1) to the Suwon tollgate and follow the signs to the Korean
speak basic English. Visitors can see employees dressed Folk Village. By subway, get off at Suwon Station and ask the
in traditional clothing creating pottery, willow baskets, Tourist Information Center for free shuttle transportation
brassware, paper, furniture, and silk weavings. to the Korean Folk Village.
The food court provides a diverse selection of Korean The Village is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The
dishes and offers souvenir shops with traditional products. entrance fee for Soldiers is 9,000 won; adults-12,000 won,
U.S. Army photo by Joni Ramsey Be sure to sample the teas and drinks at the coffee house. adolescents-9,000, children-8,000.

USAG-Daegu celebrates second

Annual Organizational Day

(Clockwise from top left) Two employees compete in the popular Ssireum tournament. Commander, United States Army Garrison Daegu, Col. Michael P. Saulnier(left) and Command Sgt.
Maj. David R. Abbott cut the cake with a little help from a young community member. Soldiers and civilian workers pulled tug-of-war contest. A civilian employee swings during softball tournament.
– U.S. Army photos by Pvt. Lee, Dodam, Kim, Keun-kyo and Kwon, Min-suk

softball, volleyball, badminton, karaoke all had a great time together. was able to participate. Whether they won
By Pvt. Lee Dodam
and tug-of-war, and there were also Korean “I played softball and volleyball, and my or not, everyone tried hard and had a great
USAG-Daegu Public Affairs
traditional games such as Ssirum, jok-ku, favorite was softball,” said Sgt. Shawn Che. time. After all the matches were completed,
CAMP WALKER – On a fine fall day, Yut-nori and Go-Stop. “Usually, I like events like this. I think that we ‘gold’ and ‘silver’ medals were presented to
Soldiers, civilians and their family members The event provided an opportunity for should do them more often, because it provides first and second place teams; USAG-Daegu
gathered together to celebrate United States Soldiers and civilians to get to know each a chance to bring not just the Soldiers, but the Garrison Commander, Col. Michael P.
Army Garrison Daegu’s Organizational Day other better, with the intent of strengthening whole community together. I think that is Saulnier personally hung the medals around
at Camp Walker’s Kelly Field on Friday, Oct esprit-de-corps and camaraderie between important because we are like a family,” each participant’s neck and gave them his
17. Korean and American employees came them, in order to more efficiently accomplish The finale of the day was the tug-a-war, personal congratulations. With his closing
to enjoy a day packed with various activities. the mission. Moreover, it also helped which DPW dominated for the second speech thanking the participants for their
Sports dominated, with matches among Americans to understand Korean culture straight year. The tension rose as the matches attendance and their hard work both on
different directorates and sections within better by trying different Korean traditional progressed; the tug-of-war was the only the sports field and throughout the garrison
USAG-Daegu. Soldiers and civilians from activities. Everyone was from different age, event in which everyone – whether tugging all year, the event officially closed – until
each formed teams to compete in soccer, background and cultural groups, yet they the rope or cheering from the sidelines – next year.

tt News & Notes BOSS Soldier Focus Group seeks Warriors’

Daegu’s Got Talent input to improve USAG-Daegu community
What’s your talent? Ventriloquism?
Singing? Baton twirling? The event
is open to all U.S. ID card holders
ages 18 and older. Sign up by Oct. 24
at the Hilltop Club. Preliminaries are
on Nov. 7, and Finals on Nov 14. Both
shows start at 7 p.m. Come and win a
round-trip ticket for two to anywhere
in Asia. For more information, contact

2008 Haunted House

Oct. 30-31, there will be a Haunted
House event at Bldg. 330, 2nd Floor,
Camp Walker. It starts at 6 p.m. and
lasts until 9 p.m. It costs $3 for ID
card holders and $5 for non-ID card
holders. For more information contact
CPL Aleshia Fenner at 010-2299-1819 Soldier delegates for the focus group who convened to let their voices be heard were very active participants during the issue development portion
and 764-4426. of the event held at Camp Henry’s Henry’s Place Club, Oct. 16 – U.S. Army Photo By Kwon, Min-Seok

Fall Bazaar and Craft Fair By Kwon, Min-suk voices be heard were very active participants recommended that the basic limit for
Vendors from Daegu, Seoul and USAG Daegu Public Affairs during the issue development portion of the alcohol storage be increased.
Osan. Please join us at Kelly Gym on CAMP HENRY – To kick fiscal year focus group, resulting in two issues being “It really helped Soldiers from all over
Camp Walker, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. 2009 off the right way by taking care of finalized for further action. Camps Henry, Walker and Carroll to bring
and Nov. 2, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Everyone Soldiers, the Soldier (BOSS) Focus Group The first issue dealt with during the ideas together on how to improve living
is invited. The event is sponsored held its quarterly meeting Oct.16 at Henry’s meeting was temperature control in living accommodations, things to do for the
by the Daegu Spouses Association. Place Club on Camp Henry. Single Soldiers quarters. Currently, all Soldiers, family Soldiers around post so as to keep their
For more information, contact Kelly were able to have their voices be heard about members and civilians living on post are not mission capability at a good level,” said one
Gemin at their concerns, living on post. able to select AC or heat in their quarters of the attendees, Pfc. Delilah Quintero,
or 010-8671-6042. “Feel free, feel casual to speak your mind at their discretion. Participating delegates HHD, 25th Transportation Battalion. “Col.
and participate to make Garrison Daegu agreed that it affects the comfort, health and Saulnier and Command Sgt. Maj. Abbott
Customer Management a better place for Soldiers, civilians and morale of everyone and causes conflicts with came through, and they accepted some of
Service Assessment Korean nationals,” said USAG-Daegu’s mission capability. They wanted to empower our ideas…while talking with us. It was not
Take the online Customer Director of Plans, Analysis and Integration, all personnel with the ability to select the a one-way conversation.”
Management Service Assessment, Timothy Maroney during introductory exact temperature in their living quarters After the discussion among Soldiers,
being conducted from Oct. 20 remarks. “Please be candid with your throughout the year. the two issues were briefed to Saulnier.
through Nov. 7. Make a difference by thoughts, enjoying your activity and you The second issue concerned ration Resolutions for the issues will be announced
making your voice be heard and do will be able to come up with ideas.” control related to the current alcohol during the next quarterly Installation Action
the online survey. Tell the Garrison USAG-Daegu currently has a total of limit. Single Soldiers’ ration for beer is Council on mid-december and published
how well Service Providers are doing seven focus groups – three for Soldiers, two two cases per day, not to exceed eight on the Customer Management System Web
and how important those services for family members, one for teens and one cases per month. Liquor is limited to three site (
are to you as a customer. Look for for retirees - to hear what they are thinking bottles per month. Even though they can local/PAGES/CMS/CMS.HTML) and the
the website link to the survey coming about the garrison community and their purchase two cases of beer per day, they Morning Calm Weekly.
soon on the USAG-Daegu homepage. suggestions to make it a better place to live. are only allowed to store six cans at a time For more infromation about community
For more information contact Robert Soldier delegates who convened to let their in their room. Delegates in attendance focus group, call 768-6274.
Bridgewater at 768-6274.

Social Work Care Manager Program, AUSA hosts US-Korea Friendship golf tournament
Post Deployment Lunch Group By Pvt. Jung, Hee-yoon
The event is open to all Soldiers 19th ESC Public Affairs
who have deployed to OIF or OEF. It
will be held at Camp Carroll’s ACS On an early Saturday morning with a little
Conference Room at 12 p.m. every haze, the American-Korean Friendship golf
Tuesday, starting Nov. 4. It is for tournament for U. S. Soldiers, Department
Soldiers to share their experiences of Defense civilians and Korean locals began
of deployment in a supportive at Camp Walker’s Evergreen Golf Club.
environment so that other Soldiers The green glistened with white golf balls
may benefit. Lunch will be provided. and the metallic thud of drivers during the
RSVP or for more information, contact tournament.
Mr. Guffie or Ms. Nofzinger at 764- “This isn’t all something like a pro-golf
4998/5501. championship,” said Materiel Support
Center-Korea Commander, Col. Steven
Picture Perfect Pate, president of AUSA Korean chapter
Party Cakes! sub-area 4. “The whole point of this event
Place your photos, drawings and is just to have fun. It is an opportunity for
graphics on a beautifully decorated U.S. Soldiers and civilians to play golf with
cake with the Evergreen’s new edible Koreans from the local area.”
art high-resolution prining system! Many enlisted Soldiers who would not
Only at the Evergreen Club! For normally play in an event like this were given
additional information call DSN at incentive to tee off.
764-4060. “We are sponsoring E-7s and below to
play on Sunday for free,” said Pate. “No
AUSA provided the opportunity for U.S Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians and Korean green fees, and AUSA Corporate is paying
locals to play a golf tournament at Camp Walker’s Evergreen Golf Club, Oct. 18 – U.S. Army
– See AUSA GOLF, Page 28 –
Photo by Pvt. Jung, Hee-yoon

Help children stay active and encourage healthy eating habits

By Lt. Col. Karen E. Hawkins cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes. on the counter for on-the-go snacks, use, and
DeCA dietitian The Defense Commissary Agency has portion control when eating meals. If the, as well as the HHS
joined TRICARE, Military OneSource, serving is bigger than your fist, then it’s and HRSA Web sites for articles, advice
We can work together to help our the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, probably too much, unless it’s a vegetable columns, blogs and more about childhood
children live healthy, active lives in our and Health and Human Services to ask the salad. If you want seconds at a meal, go for obesity. Remember to “Take the Pledge.”
communities, our schools and our homes. military community to “Take the Pledge” to the vegetables or salad. For more information about making
Nearly 20 percent of children and teens help address the chronic issue of childhood Choose lean meats, chicken and turkey. healthy choices, go to http://commissaries.
in Department of Defense families are overweight and obesity. Grill, bake and broil instead of frying. com and post your questions on the DeCA
considered obese, and across the nation I pledge to be a role model by making Be physically active every day. Playing Dietitian Forum and be sure to look for
the numbers are even greater as one child healthy choices for myself, help children be ball, cycling, skating, swimming and other useful information in the Dietitian’s
in three is overweight. These numbers go physically active through everyday play and walking are just some of the activities you Voice archive.
beyond expanding waistlines: Overweight participation in sports and support children’s can share with your children to help build For delicious recipes, check out Kay’s
children and adolescents are more likely healthy eating habits. healthy habits that can last a lifetime. Kitchen. And to enjoy all of your commissary
to have risk factors associated with To get started, choose fresh fruit for During October, visit http//:www. benefit sign up for the Commissary
heart disease, high blood pressure, high snacks and desert. Keep a bowl of fruit,, Connection.

Daegu American School workshop educates students in valuable post-school skills

By Kwon, Min-suk a job and admission to colleges.
USAG-Daegu Public Affairs Next, USA Federal Credit Union Daegu
Oct.15, Daegu American School Branch Manager Charles Hoelderlin
and community organizations including spoke to them about the importance of
Community Bank, Army Community maintaining good credit.
Service, USA Federal Credit Union, and Camp Carroll Education Center
the Education Center teamed up to hold Counselor Joyce Fointno dealt with resume
the second annual Senior Workshop for writing and how to do a good interview for
DAS students in grades 10 through 12. their future career development.
Speakers from outside the school, as well as The workshop showed the students basic
DAS teachers presented information to the but effective ways to be successful young
students that will assist them with resume adults.
writing, banking, scholarships, volunteerism “Our presenters were excellent,” said
and other practical skills as they prepare for Pamela E. Webb-Martin, senior student
life beyond high school. guidance counselor. “There were two first-
Four presentors contributed to the time presenters at our school. They were a
workshop. LaVita Vincent, Mobilization little nervous, but they said they enjoyed
& Deployment Program Manager, it. I was also very happy that they could
Army Volunteer Corps Officer began by join us because it shows a partnership
emphasizing to the students how volunteer between the school and other parts of our Daegu American School students show their interest during the Senior Workshop, designed
experiences count on their application for community.” to teach them practical life skills – US Army Photo By Dawn Stemple


How to prevent unattended cooking fires

Part Two of a two-part series: protect yourself from fire with knowledge
Courtesy of USAG-Daegu • Keep pets off cooking surfaces and nearby the pan. closed and unplug the microwave. Call the
Fire and Emergency Services countertops to prevent them from knocking • Cook at indicated temperatures settings fire department and make sure to have the
things onto burners. Keep them out from rather than higher settings. oven serviced before you use it again.
There are numerous methods to protect underfoot so you don’t trip while cooking. • Regularly clean your stove and range top • Keep a fire extinguisher readily available
yourself and your family from home fires: • Never use a wet oven mitt. A wet mitt to prevent a buildup of food and grease. in the home.
• Child-proof your kitchen and cooking can cause scalding to your hand and fingers In case of a cooking fire, follow these • Inspect your smoke detector every
areas by enforcing a “kid-free zone” of three from steam. safety guidelines: month as a routine.
feet (1 meter) around the stove. • Always keep a potholder, oven mitt and • Don’t attempt to pick up the pot or By planning ahead, you can do a lot to
• Turn pot handles inward towards the lid handy. If a small fire starts in a pan on pan. Put on an oven mitt, place a lid on prevent a fire. But once a fire starts that
wall to prevent burns caused by overturning the stove, put on an oven mitt and smother the pan to smother the flames and turn off you can’t safely extinguish, there are only
or spills. the flames by carefully sliding the lid over the burner. Don’t remove the lid until it is three things to do: First, get yourself and
completely cooled. your family out of the house, and close the
• For an oven fire, keep the oven door door behind you. Second, call 911 from a
It’s M16 cleaning time closed and turn off the heat to prevent
flame spread. Call the Fire Department to
neighbor’s home. Lastly, don’t go back into
a burning building, no matter what.
make sure the fire has not spread beyond Children can go to for
the oven. some great fire safety educational games.
• Never pour water on a grease fire and Go to
never discharge a fire extinguisher directly FPW08EscapeGrid.pdf to print out a copy
into a pan fire, as it can spray or shoot of a home fire safety plan for your kids to
burning grease around the kitchen, spreading develop. After they finish, post it on the
the fire. refrigerator for them. An excellent source for
• If your clothes catch on fire, stop, drop cooking safety tips can be found at this FEMA
and roll. website:
• In case of a microwave fire, keep the door ppt/cooking/fa-312-powerpoint.ppt.

AUSA GOLF from Page

for dinner at the Evergreen dining hall. It is games, the proceeds went to a good cause.
all sponsored so it is a good deal.” “We sponsor scholarships to high school
Saturday consisted of a unit team-based graduating seniors every year, along with
tournament, and Sunday was the Korean- the Boy Scouts. We give money to local
American friendship event. During the retiree associations, the local cheerleaders
Pfc. Kang, Yoo-Hyun(left) and Pfc. Cho, Kyu-Hyun thoroughly clean their weapons following Korean-American friendship event, U.S. and other area organizations throughout
range training, oct. 16 – U.S. Army Photo By Pvt. Lee, Dodam players were teamed with Korean locals. the year with the funds that have been
Although the event seemed like all fun and raised,” said Pate.


Breaching doors lets

Soldiers feel impact
By Sgt. Scott Kim
1st HBCT Public Affairs

The best training a Soldier can receive in the Army is as realistic as possible.
That’s why Company E, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armored Regiment used live
demolitions during urban operations training Oct. 9 at the Combined Arms
Collective Training Facility at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex.
The purpose of using live explosives is to teach Soldiers how to gain entry
into a building safely and effectively in order to complete the mission.
“The door breach is made using a silhouette charge with detonation cord
so that the dismounted infantry can go in and conduct their searches and
raids,” said Sgt. Denzel Annan, a combat engineer for Co. E, 1-72.
For some, this was their first experience using live explosives in conjunction
with training in an urban environment. “I’m straight from AIT where you get
told everything that you’re going to do and what to expect, but it’s nothing
compared to when you actually use live demo,” said Pvt. Alfred Leato, a combat Soldiers from Co. E prepare to clear a room during urban operations training. The best training a Soldier can
engineer for Co. E. “I’d never put up a silhouette charge before today and it receive in the Army is as realistic as possible. That’s why Company E, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armored Regiment
was more intense than I thought it’d be.” used live demolitions during urban operations training Oct. 9 at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility
With live explosives being used, the importance of communication is at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex. — U.S. Army photo courtesy of 2 ID Public Affairs
emphasized, as carelessness could result in injury or even death.
“Communication is what will get you killed in this business,” said 2nd Lt. which allow leaders the ability to spot flaws and errors during the mission and then
Jared Demello, executive officer and 1st platoon leader for Co. E. “If you don’t use it effectively, go over them with the Soldiers during the After Action Review.
especially during demolition, you’re going to lose people.” “It’s like playing a football game. You get to watch the tape, see what you did
The CACTF environment itself is another great tool for training, as it is equipped with state and make improvements for down the road,” Demello said. “We have a lot of great
of the art technology in order to give Soldiers a sense of being on an actual battlefield. training resources here and we’re utilizing them to the best of our abilities.”
“They have the buildings wired with sound generators that can play everything from gunfire Although this type of training was a new experience for some of the Soldiers,
to children’s laughter, and smell generators that can simulate burning gasoline to fresh baked leaders of Co. E are more than satisfied with the outcome of the training.
bread,” said Staff Sgt. Timothy Sperber, acting first sergeant of Co. E. “It adds a level of realism “The new Soldiers performed exceptionally well, they had great noncommissioned
to the training.” officers that did a fantastic job of training them and I have full confidence when they
The training ground also has cameras and microphones in almost every room and building, do eventually deploy they’ll come back safe,” Demello said.

Warriors work together for WPI

By Pfc. Lee, Eun Hong Inn members is teamwork,” said Spc. Barry
2 ID Staff Writer Brock, HHSC, DSTB. “They stick together.
They have strong bonds with each other and
Every Soldier is encouraged to use know a lot about each other, and each one
teamwork to accomplish the mission of them is cool to us. It helped in creating a
successfully no matter how hard it is. In teamwork atmosphere.”
combat, the need for teamwork increases According to Branch, at the end of the
greatly. exercise, CRC Soldiers not only met the Thunder
During the War Path I exercise at Camp Inn’s standards, but exceeded them. He said he
Casey, 210th Fires Brigade’s Thunder admired their professionalism.
Inn Dining Facility Soldiers received “Each person was assigned to an area and they
reinforcement from Headquarters and got the food out and prepared the food on time,”
Headquarters Support Company, Division said Branch. “They accomplished the mission.”
Special Troops Battalion’s Kimbourne “I think the strongest point of Thunder Inn
Dining Facility at Camp Red Cloud. D-Fac was leadership,” said Spc. Susan Molnar,
The facility’s patronage increased HHSC, DSTB. “I really appreciate Sgt. 1st Class
dramatically due to the exercise since the (Ramonia) Brown. She taught me a lot, such
Division’s main Tactical Operations Center as a new way of cooking. She is a good leader,
was set up right next to the Thunder Inn. good manager.”
To help ease the extra workload, Sgt. “We are grateful for the CRC team’s work,”
Helthor Cubangbang and six Warriors from said Sgt. 1st Class Brown, Thunder Inn manager
Kimbourne Dining Facility, were dispatched and Noncommissioned Officer in Charge. “They
Sept. 30 and helped Thunder Inn until fit my standard. They worked really hard and we
Oct. 11. are grateful for that. I hope they are coming again
“I was sent to shift with the Camp Red for War Path II, too.”
Cloud staff in order to show them the “Since they’ve been here, they were always, no
standards of what we expected,” said Spc. matter how hard the time, still coming and being
Anthony Branch, Company E, 1st Battalion, motivated,” she continued. “That’s teamwork, all
43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 210th in one; stay motivated.
Fires Brigade. “Overall, as we wished, CRC
members’ work was awesome. We got the
job done. We met the standards. (Right) Private 1st Class Natosha Leas, a cook at
No matter how many Soldiers came the Thunder Inn Dining Facility prepares eggs for
through the door, we supplied their breakfast, Leas worked with Soldiers from Kilbourne
needs.” Dining Facility on CRC to feed participants in
During this mission, Soldiers from both Warpath. Download a high-resolution version of this
units taught each other. photo at — U.S. Army
“I think the strongest part of Thunder photo courtesy of 2 Infantry Division Public Affairs