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APRIL 22, 2011

APRIL 22, 2011 • Volume 9, Issue 26 Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea http://imcom.korea.army.mil

Cost of
Cable
Garrisons in Korea
to charge for basic
cable packages
By Russell Wicke
russell.a.wicke@us.army.mil
YONGSAN GARRISON — Beginning
July 1, U.S. Army garrisons in Korea will join
other overseas garrisons by charging a monthly
rate for cable television services for patrons
who reside on post. 
All patrons will pay a basic maintenance and
distribution fee of $15 a month for the basic ca-
ble TV package, which will expand to include
all AFN channels. Those patrons that subscribe
to the Premium service will pay the $15 main-
tenance fee plus $25 for the Premium channels
-- or a total of $40.  Premium subscribers cur-
rently pay $35 per month so that is only a $5 in-
crease, said Ron Buss, Family and Morale, Wel-
fare and Recreation Business Programs chief.
Patrons who currently receive the free basic
service and wish to sign up for the new basic

AGGRESSION
or upgrade to premium service should contact
their local cable TV customer service office at
738-2288 (CATV).
What to Expect Until Then Above, Joshua Langlois (top), 188th
Cable technicians will be installing neces- Military Police Company, grap-
sary equipment in garrison buildings and be-
gin disconnecting nonsubscribers on June 1.
ples with Jonathan Mandrell, Solders battle for bragging rights in
2nd Infantry Division, during
Buss said he expected to have the new system
in place and fully operational by July 1. During
the Area IV Better Opportuni- combatives tourney,
the month of June patrons may experience oc- ties for Single and Unaccom-
panied Soldiers Combatives Tour-
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casional interruptions in cable service as tech-
nicians calibrate the system, said Buss. nament at Camp Carroll, Korea,
By July 1, those who have not subscribed for Saturday. Right, Michael Rowley, Head-
basic or premium cable service will no longer quarters and Headquarters Company,
receive the service. However, at any time they Special Troops Battalion-Korea, receives
can register for basic or premium service by an ice pack from Spc. Brian Winter,
calling the cable TV helpdesk number, listed 501st Special Troops Battalion, follow-
above. ing a controversial knee to the face. Row-
Patrons who prefer not to pay may set up ley finished 2nd in cruiserweight division.
— See CABLE, Page 4 — See Page 25 for the full story. — U.S. Army
photos by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Kosterman

Friendship Week The Military Child Five gold, one silver! GARRISONS
Inside

See how Yongsan is celebrating Find out how this Soldier made Defense News P02
Cross-culture bonds the month of April: Page 9 swimming history on post: Page 7 USAG Red Cloud P05
take place at Daegu: USAG Casey P05
Page 23 USAG Yongsan P09
USAG Humphreys P21
USAG Daegu P25

Sights & Sounds P03


SHARP POINT Command Perspective P04
Preventing sexual assault, Page 2 Photo Feature Page P16
NEWS • PAGE 2
http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM

SHARP POINT: On sexual assault


The Morning Calm
Published by
Installation Management Command Korea

Commanding General/Publisher:
Brig. Gen. David G. Fox

Bystander intervention
Public Affairs Chief: Dan Thompson
Editor: Russell Wicke
u Sexual Assault Helpline: Pentagon reveals new initiative
USAG-RED CLOUD to aide and support rape victims. Page 18
Commander: Col. Hank Dodge
Public Affairs Officer: Kevin Jackson
Staff Writers: Pfc. Mardicio Barrot, Pfc. Jin Choe
is key to rape prevention
USAG-YONGSAN
By Gen. Walter L. Sharp
Commander: Col. William P. Huber U.S. Forces Korea Commanding General
Public Affairs Officer: Jane Lee
Staff Writers: Cpl. Choe Yong-joon, YONDSAN GARRISON — This April, the Depart-
Cpl. Hong Moo-sun, Pvt. Choi Sung-il
ment of Defense will mark the seventh annual Sexual As-
USAG-HUMPHREYS sault Awareness Month. The 2011 theme for Sexual Assault
Commander: Col. Joseph P. Moore Awareness Month is “Hurts One. Affects All.”
Public Affairs Officer: Lori Yerdon
CI Officer: Steven Hoover
Under DoD Directive 6495.01, sexual assault is defined
Writer/Layout Editor: Wayne Marlow as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force,
threats, intimidation, abuse of authority, or when the victim
USAG-DAEGU
Commander: Col. Kathleen A. Gavle
does not or cannot consent. Most sexual assaults occur be-
Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter tween people who know each other (i.e., friends, acquain-
CI Officer: Mary Grimes tances, co-workers, etc). The DoD estimates that 20 percent
Staff Writers: Cpl. Jang Bong-seok, Cpl. Kim Min-jae of sexual assaults are reported, e.g., through a Sexual As-
Interns: Im Hae-na, Lee Seung-bin,
Hana Noguchi sault Response Coordinator and/or law enforcement agen-
cies. Interactions between people that might eventually
This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for
members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The
lead to a sexual assault often begin in social settings, such
Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views as parties and night clubs. Commander of U.S. Forces in Korea Gen. Walter Sharp, U.S.
of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Prevention is the key to recognizing and reducing sexual Army, answers a reporter’s question during a press briefing. —
Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content
of this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOM- assaults. You can make a difference in preventing sexual as- DoD photo by Cherie Cullen
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E-mail encryption remains vital tool for sensitive information


E-mail: oppress@kornet.net
Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758
Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post

SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS:
Phone: DSN 738-4068 By Aaron DeVaughn the DoD. The DoD has policies direct- tion list. Remember, personnel must
E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil
Joint OPSEC Support Element ing users when to encrypt emails and not encrypt every e-mail message as
these policies have been around for this can increase the bandwidth of
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, some time. The policies apply to all messages and possibly cause a negative
Texas — Did you know, encrypting unclassified e-mail sent from DoD- effect on DoD networks.
e-mails is an effective operational se- owned, operated or controlled systems In addition to being aware of your
Visit us online curity measure to avoid access by un- or accounts to include desktops, lap- higher headquarters and organiza-
intended recipients? tops, and personal electronic devices tion’s critical information list, also
The Morning Calm It’s a known fact that business such as BlackBerry devices. include in training and awareness,
imcom.korea.army.mil conducted on Defense Department OPSEC surveys conducted by the the need for personnel to encrypt con-
networks provide opportunities for Joint OPSEC Support Element found trolled unclassified information and
sensitive information to be read and when personnel failed to encrypt e- other sensitive information, such as
compromised when not encrypted. mails they usually fell into one of three personal information.
You can identify what sensitive un- categories : Individuals did not con- Third: Personnel must be trained
classified information requires pro- figure the computer device they are us- on how to encrypt sensitive unclassi-
tection by reviewing ing to send encrypted e-mails, fied e-mails. Incorporate encryption
your organization’s personnel did not know what training in initial, annual and recur-
and higher head- to encrypt, and personnel did ring OPSEC training. An excellent
quarters’ OPSEC crit- not know how to encrypt. All source for additional training for per-
ical information lists, of these situations can be cor- sonnel to know how to encrypt emails
known as CIL. Critical rected by commanders and can be found at http://iase.disa.mil/
information consists directors with the help eta/using_pki/launchpage (Using PKI
of specific facts about of their OPSEC officer Certificates).
friendly intentions, ca- and Information In this information age we must
Submitting to
The Morning Calm Weekly
pabilities, and activities Technology staff: safeguard our sensitive and critical in-
Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, needed by adversaries to First: Get in- formation to maintain an advantage
story submissions and other items: plan and act effectively volved and take an over adversaries. When we fail to pro-
MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. against an organization. active effort to ensure your organiza- tect information we are the weakest
Such information, if revealed to an tion’s computer devices used to send link in protecting our own, others, and
For all submitted items include a point of con- adversary prematurely, may prevent or sensitive e-mails are properly config- our command’s critical information.
tact name and telephone number. All items are
complicate mission accomplishment, ured to encrypt emails. In addition, The ultimate goal of OPSEC is in-
subject to editing for content and to insure they
conform with DoD guidelines. reduce mission effectiveness, damage ensure all personnel publish their PKI creased mission effectiveness. To pre-
friendly resources or cause loss of life. certificates to the Global Address List vent our adversaries from gaining ac-
IMCOM-K Public Affairs If you have not been trained or are not (GAL). cess to critical information, you must
and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located aware of this important document, Second: Ensure personnel are be the strongest link and encrypt sen-
at IMCOM-K, Yongsan Garrison. contact your organization’s OPSEC trained on what to encrypt and made sitive e-mails. If you would not hand
For information, call 738-4068. point of contact. aware of your higher headquarters and your sensitive e-mails to the enemy,
Encrypting e-mails is not new to your organization’s critical informa- don’t send them unencrypted. x
APRIL 22, 2011 NEWS NEWS • PAGE 3
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Police Blotter
The following entries were ex-
cerpted from the police blotters
the previous week. These entries
may be incomplete and do not
imply guilt or innocence.

USAG Red Cloud


Wrongful Use of a Controlled
Substance: Investigation de-
termined Subject submitted
a urine sample which subse-
quently tested positive for the
presence of Oxycodone. Subject
was interviewed and admitted
to consuming a Percocet pill he
received from another Soldier.
This is a final report.

USAG Yongsan
Damage to Private Property;
Subject kicked the side of Vic-
tim’s private vehicle resulting in
damage to the right front door of
the vehicle. Subject was appre-
hended by Korean National Po-
lice and transported to the KNP
Station where he was charged
under with Damage to Private
Property. Subject was released
into military police custody and
transported to the MP station
where he was administered a
portable breath test, with a re-
sult of .086 percent blood alco-
hol content. Due to his level of
intoxication, Subject was pro-
cessed and released to his unit
Jongmyo (Royal Shrine)
with instructions to return to The image here is the entrance to Jongmyo, a Dwelling Place of the Spirits of Joseon Era Kings. The first king of the Joseon
the MP station at a later time. At Dynasty, King Taejo (Yi Seong-gye) built Jongmyo in 1394 when Seoul was known as Hanyang. At this royal ancestral shrine,
a later time Subject #1 reported the spirit tablets of Korea’s past kings and queens are enshrined, and memorial rites are performed. Although two of the
to the provost marshal’s office, buildings were destroyed by Japanese invaders in 1592, the tablets were hidden and kept safe and returned to Jongmyo in
was processed and released to 1608. Jongmyo was built with much influence from the Chinese. The structures at Jongmyo are simple, long houses built us-
his unit. Estimated cost of dam- ing timbers. They’re impressive yet have a solemn quality to them in order to match the atmosphere when ancestral rites were
age is unknown. performed on the grounds. Many shrines similar to Jongmyo existed throughout Korea in the Three Kingdoms Period, but only
ones from the Joseon era remain today. Furthermore, while there are many shrines that exist throughout the world, Jongmyo
USAG Humphreys is unique in that it is still in existence after 600 years, considering how many structures were destroyed during Japanese oc-
Assault Consummated by
cupation and during the Korean War. To get there take subway, Line 3 or 5 to Jongro-3ga Station, Exit 7 and walk about 200
Battery: Subject and Victim were
involved in a physical alterca- meters. For more information, call (02)765-0195 or visit http://jm.cha.go.kr — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Jeong Yee-taek
tion when Subject struck Victim
twice in the face with a closed
fist. Victim sustained injuries SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off–post events and activities
consisting of a bloody nose and
redness over her right eye. Sub- Ethnic Earthenware al event 15 years ago. Korea. This “Yeonhui” contains per-
ject was apprehended and trans- Clay is a modeling material that is The festival includes exhibitions of formances of all different genres of
ported to the provost marshal’s easy and efficient, and a great many traditional Korean lanterns, street and Korean performing arts, such as mu-
office, was processed and re- Asian people, by following the dispen- stage performances, Buddhist cheer sic, dance, sori (traditional narrative
leased to her unit. This is a final sation of nature, have made a variety rally and a massive lantern parade song), theater, and acrobatics, and
report. of unique clay objects. along Jongro street from Dongdaemun they are all presented in a spacious at-
Ethnic Earthenware from Asia’s to Jogyesa Temple. mospheric “madang” (courtyard space
Osan Air Base Heart is an exhibition that displays To participate in the lantern-mak- traditionally used for performances).
Underage Drinking: Secu- earthenware reflecting Asian life and ing program or to get better seats to Special highlights on PAN’s pro-
rity Forces responded to a loud the spiritual world in an orderly way. view the parade, reservations are nec- gram include buk (drum) perfor-
noise, made contact with Subject The exhibits are arranged to reveal the essary. For more information about the mances, Samulnori (percussion quar-
and detected an odor of an alco- characteristics and aesthetics of di- festival, visit www.llf.or.kr/eng or call tet), Pansori (Korean narrative song),
holic beverage emitting from her verse ethnic groups of Asia, who have 02)2011-1744. traditional dance, masked dance,
person. A check of Subject’s ID preserved tradition through modern- and Sogonori (small hand-held drum
revealed she was under the legal ization. It runs through Sept. 11 at the Traditional Yeonhui Performance dance).
age to consume alcohol. Subject museum’s Kaneko Kazushige room in ‘PAN’ is a Korean traditional per- Performance are held on weekdays
was apprehended and transport- the Donations Gallery, second floor. formance held in Gwanghwamun Art at 7:30 p.m, and on weekends and holi-
ed to the SF Station, processed The museum is located near Ichon Hall, Korea’s first modern theatre de- days at 4 p.m. (They are closed every
and released to her unit. Subway Station, Line No. 4, Exit 2. For signed especially for Yeonhui (perfor- Monday and Tuesday)
more information, visit www.museum. mances of traditional Korean perform- VIP seating is 50,000 won / R-class
Kunsan Air Base go.kr or call (02) 2077-9000. ing arts), which opened in May, 2008. seat 40,000 won / S-class seat 30,000
Larceny of Private Property: After a successful run, the first pro- won.
Victim hired an off-base taxi Lotus Lantern Festival duction ended in February 2009, but To get there take subway line 3 to
and upon arrival at the Main The annual “Yeon Deung Hoe,” or a new improved version of the show Gyeongbokgung Palace station Exit 1,
Gate, he leaned out of the cab to Lotus Lantern Festival, will kick off its opened on April 1, 2009 for a continu- walk straight past Sajik park and af-
vomit. While the victim was pre- three-day run on May 6 in Seoul to cel- ous run. ter the park turn right. Take the next
occupied with tossing his cook- ebrate Buddha’s birthday, which falls Filled with the deep artistic passion left (after the motel) and you will find
ies, the driver reached into his on May 10 this year. of Kim Duk-soo, the director of the the Gwanghwamun Art Hall. The walk
wallet and removed his money. It is the biggest Buddhist event in performance, the Traditional Yeonhui should take about 10 minutes. For
Estimated cost of loss is $35 and Korea, which started in the Goryeo Performance PAN, is one of the most more information, call 02)722-3416 or
60,000 Won. Dynasty and was turned into a nation- popular performances of this kind in visit http://www.ghmarthall.com
Source: http://www.seoulselection.com; www.korea.net, http://english.tour2korea.com, www.visitseoul.net — No endorsement implied.
NEWS • PAGE 4
http://imcom.korea.army.mil NEWS THE MORNING CALM

We honor military children


By Col. Joseph P. Moore
Humphreys Garrison Commander

HUMPHREYS GARRISON — On
Saturday, we are hosting our annual
Eggstravaganza, a giant Easter egg
hunt and morning full of activities
for children. It fittingly takes place in
April, the Month of the Military Child.
While the event will be fun for the chil-
dren, it also affords us a chance to rec-
ognize their contributions.
Military children face multiple de-
ployments by one or both parents at an
age where they are unable to grasp the
reason why or understand the emo-
tions involved. That is why support
programs are in place and why recog-
nizing their contributions during the
Month of the Military child is vital.
Eggstravaganza combines Easter,
the Month of the Military Child, and
the Camp Humphreys Salute to Kids — Col. Joseph P. Moore —
into one big, vibrant celebration. The
event will see children searching excit- So while Eggstravaganza is among
edly for over 15,000 eggs and toys, plus the most conspicuous youth activi-
blow-up games, booths, and the best ties, it is only one available on Camp
kind of food, free. Adding to the chil- Humphreys. There are year-round
dren’s sense of adventure will be the opportunities for military children to
inclusion of nine prize eggs contain- sing, dance, draw, run, throw, explore,
ing Exchange gift certificates and toys. and much more. The excellent work
Then there are carnival games, face- at the Child Development Center and
painting, and Easter Bunny photos. Humphreys American School ensure
This day will be a fitting reward military children have the avenues to
for the children who give so much to explore and to hone their skills and
our lives and community. They have interests, while having a good time in
handled their challenges with a cour- the process. Next Month, Splish and
age and resilience which belie their Splash opens, and is indicative of some
years. Be it a deployment or leaving of the seasonal offerings available to
their school and friends behind dur- children on Humphreys.
ing another PCS, military children While deployments and frequent
face challenges their civilian counter- moves are never easy to deal with, we
parts do not, and that is why we em- are ensuring that plans and activi-
phasize events like the Eggstravaganza ties are in place to give children the
and strive to include youth activities strength to handle whatever comes
throughout the year. their way. x

Cable fees pay for distribution


CABLE from Page 1

an antenna where an AFN TV signal is vide Soldiers the things they would
available. have back in the United States. Under
Why Charge for Cable? these new operating principles, Sol-
The decision to charge for cable TV diers will have these benefits in Korea
is necessary to remain fiscally respon- at cheaper costs than what they would
sible. In the past FMWR budgets al- be paying in the United States. 
lowed for free cable TV in Korea partly “I don’t know of anywhere else a
because it was affordable at the time. person can receive an equivalent cable
They aren’t any longer, Buss said. Cable package for the prices here,” said Buss,
TV is an FMWR program in a category noting that in the United States sol-
designed to break even – generating diers would be paying more than dou-
neither profit nor expenses. Currently ble for equivalent cable packages. Buss
the cost to non-appropriated funds for also noted that plans are underway to
cable TV is more than $2 million an- bring high-definition TV services to
nually. cable TV on Army installations in Ko-
In a nutshell, “We need to collect rea and said the new changes will help
the $15 maintenance and distribution accomplish that.
fee to offset the cost of operating the Like many other governments
program,” Buss said. around the world coping with global
Buss suggested these prices remain recession, Uncle Sam is “on a diet,”
a generous benefit to patrons when said Dan Thompson, IMCOM-Korea
compared to continental U.S.-based Public Affairs officer, and the current
garrisons. operating mindset reflects this healthy
A goal of FMWR, he said, is to pro- change. x
APRIL 22, 2011 USAG RED CLOUD USAG-RC • PAGE 5
http://redcloud.korea.army.mil

Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division and performers from the Gospel Congregation Choir perform gospel songs during a prayer breakfast for Living Army Values Week at the
Gateway Club on Camp Casey, April 7. — U.S. Army photo by Lt. Col. Joseph Scrocca

Soldiers participate in Living Army Values Week


Values mean doing the right thing for Soldiers of Warrior Country
By Sgt. Michael Dator Community Activity Center on Camp
2nd ID Public Affairs Humphreys.
The REAL Warrior program was
CAMP CASEY – Soldiers from the instituted by Maj. Gen. Michael S.
2nd Infantry Division participated in Tucker, commander of 2nd ID to
Living Army Values Week April 4-8 enable Soldiers to live more honorable
on installations throughout Warrior and responsible lives while they are
Country. here in Korea, said Robinson.
“Living Army Values Week is an “It’s imperative that the Army
intentional morale, leadership and Values becomes the core of who we
spiritual fitness initiative designed to are as Soldiers, and the nation that
re-enforce the seven Army Values in the supports those Soldiers,” said Dr.
lives of Soldiers and Family members,” Chuck W. Stecker, president of A
said Chap. (Lt. Col.) Raymond A. Chosen Generation Ministry and guest
Robinson Jr., the 2nd ID chaplain. speaker for the REAL Warrior program.
“The end state is that we are trying “In order for us to be effective we must
to develop individuals of character and be physically, mentally, spiritually,
fortitude,” said Robinson. and morally strong -- the Army Values
Events during the week included helps us do that.”
a “Values” prayer breakfast held April “Living the Army Values means
7 at Camp Casey’s Gateway Club always doing the right thing, even
and Camp Humphreys’ Community when nobody is watching,” said
Activity Center. The theme for the Pfc. Matthew A. Huston, a cavalry Chuck W. Stecker, president of the Chosen Generation Ministry based out of Cleveland
prayer breakfast was “Getting Back to scout attached to Headquarters and gave a speech April 8 to Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division about the importance
the Basics.” Headquarters Troop, 4-7th Cavalry. x of making good life decisions as part of Living Army Values Week at Carey Gym on
Participants focused on what the Camp Casey. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Dator
Army Values fundamentally stand for.
Training was also conducted at the
unit level.
Soldiers were taught a two-hour
block of instruction where they
explored, developed, and applied
Army Values in their everyday lives,
said Robinson.
“It is important for us to accomplish
our mission as Soldiers in a way that
is consistent with our values,” said
Robinson. “Periodic training like this
is a good reminder on how we can stay
on target with those values.”
Guest speakers from the Responsible
Educated Alcohol Limiting Warrior
program spoke to Soldiers April 8 at
Carey Gym on Camp Casey and at the
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News & Notes Troop Medical Center renovations complete


Story and photo by system, baby changing stations,
Beauty Salon, Barber Shop Sgt. Mark A. Moore handicap bathrooms, new furniture
The new beauty salon and 2nd ID Public Affairs and an expanded immunization clinic.
barber shop in bldg. 40 on “The new addition of the Family
Camp Red Cloud is now open. CAMP RED CLOUD – A ribbon care area is nice,” said Michelle K.
Beauty salon hours are from 10 cutting ceremony was held April 7 Rhea, an Area I Family member. “I like
a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through at Camp Casey’s Health Clinic to how I can take my child to a separate
Friday and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., commemorate the renovation of Area area, away from patients who are sick.”
Saturday and Sunday. Barber I Troop Medical Centers. New features and amenities to the
shop hours are from 10 a.m.-6 TMCs that underwent renovations health clinic are not the only things
p.m., Monday through Friday include Camps Stanley, Red Cloud and that were added. Staffing at the clinic
and from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday Casey. The four-phase renovation to has increased by 300 percent allowing
and Sunday. The previous barber Camp Casey’s TMC cost $3.1 million. patients to be seen quicker.
shop in bldg. 607 is closed. For The upgrades transformed Casey’s “We can see more patients faster and
beauty salon appointments, call TMC into a health clinic that is now with the addition of the phlebotomy
010-9960-4165. The barber shop more Family oriented. room we can provide patients with
phone number is 031-826-8195. “With an increase in command more privacy,” said Spc. Athanasia
sponsorship in Area I, the changes will R. Ashley, a 629th Medical Company
Easter Sunrise Service better accommodate our increasing Area Support medical lab technician
U.S. Army Garrison Red population, enabling us to improve at Camp Casey’s Health Clinic.
Cloud will hold an Easter our services and increase access to The new phlebotomy room is where
Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m., care,” said 1st Lt. Leif Vestermark, a patients will have their blood drawn.
April 24 on Camp Red Cloud’s 629th Medical Company Area Support Camp Casey’s Health Clinic is open
Village Green. Chaplain (Lt. officer and Camp Casey’s Health Clinic to all command and non-command
Col) Raymond Robinson, 2nd executive officer. sponsored dependents, Department of
Infantry Division chaplain, will Features include a Family Health Defense civilians and retirees.
be the guest speaker. Music Clinic area that will focus on pediatrics Hours of operations are Monday- Sgt. Kimberly A. Hunter, the afterhour’s
will be provided by the 2nd Inf. and Family practice. Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. non-commissioned officer in charge at
Div. Band. There will be time Other improvements include an Thursday 1 - 4:30 p.m. x Camp Casey’s Health Clinic administers
for fellowship and a continental electronic pharmacy notification a small pox shot, April 7.
breakfast after the service in the
chapel annex. Regular services
will still be held.

Easter Sunrise Service


U.S. Army Garrison Red
Cloud will hold an Easter Sunrise
Service at 6:30 a.m., April 24
at Camp Casey’s Soldier Field.
Regular services will still be held.

Nap’s Lounge Closed


Nap’s Lounge in the Warrior
Club at Camp Casey will be
closed for regular service until
3:30 p.m., April 24. For more
information, call 730-2193/2195.

Gateway Club Closed


Camp Casey’s Gateway
Club will be closed April 25 for
employee training maintenance,
and reopen April 26 at 4 p.m. For
more information, call 730-3400.

Nutrition Forum
Warrior Country Sports will
host a free nutrition forum with
healthy snacks at 3:30 p.m., April
27 in Camp Casey’s Carey Fitness
Center. For more information
and to reserve a spot, call 730-
2322 2nd Infantry Divison Taekwondo team displays choreographed moves during a live demonstration, performing for a Korean crowd
during the Cherry blossom tree festival in Suwon April. 17. — photo by Sgt. Michael Dator
Mini Job Fair
The Army Community
Service will hold an Employment
2nd ID Band, TKD team perform at cherry blossom fest
Information, Mini Job Fair By Sgt. Michael Dator today to represent U.S. Forces on country, blues, and Korean pop songs.
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 28 in 2nd ID Public Affairs the peninsula and to show goodwill “We love playing these kinds of
the Camp Casey Community towards the Korean community,” said shows because it gives us a chance to
Activity Center, bldg. 2366. CAMP RED CLOUD – A ribbon 2nd Lt. Dawn. V. Herron the platoon get out and show our stuff to the local
Employers & Educators from cutting ceremony was held at the leader for the 2nd ID TKD team. “This community,” said Sgt. 1st Class Paul H.
the community will present Cherry Blossom festival in Suwon, is our first public performance for 2011, Baker the musical team leader with
information on volunteering & April 17. This is a yearly event held so we’re really pumped-up to be here.” the 2nd ID Band. “We were asked by
educational activities . For more throughout the Korean peninsula. The TKD team gave a demonstration the provincial governor to come out
information, call 730-3107. Cherry blossom trees only blossom that included choreographed fight and play, so we were really excited to
once a year. They mark the onset of scenes, as well as acrobatic wood- be here.”
Army Community Service spring and bring colorful additions breaking stunts. The Korean crowd Other events throughout the festival
Financial Readiness Program to the Korean landscape. This year, cheered and applauded as team included traditional Korean folk songs
(FRP) offers personal financial members of the 2nd Infantry Division members performed increasingly and dance.
management and consumer Band and the 2nd ID Taekwondo complex moves. The 2nd ID TKD team is currently
education classes that target team performed at the 2011 Gyeonggi As the demonstration came to an recruiting new members.
specific financial issues. Classes Province Cherry Blossom Festival in end, the 2nd ID Band took stage and For more information call 2nd Lt.
offered monthly: For more Suwon. performed songs from a variety of Dawn V. Herron at DSN 730-3428. x
information 730-3107 / 732-7779 “We’re doing this demonstration popular music genres, such as rock,
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Pvt. Lee Jeong-woo, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry B Company, strokes winning six medals at 2011 Warrior Country Indoor Swimming Championship held in Camp Red Cloud
Indoor Swimming pool March 19. — Courtesy photo by Jeffrey Rivers

Manchu Phelps sweeps Swimming Championship


By Sgt. Michael Dator and under division. He won all four of good enough for just being part of challenge myself.”
2nd ID Public Affairs them. a meaningful event, but as soon as I This outgoing private also likes all
“I was confident of butterfly strokes, saw the list of events I thought I could kinds of sports that require team spirit.
CAMP RED CLOUD – On a Sunday but it costs a lot of stamina, and actually win some medals,” he said. He claimed he would be more than
while his fellow Korean Augmentation breaststrokes demand less energy,” Not just some, but the Soldier also happy to participate again in these
to the U.S. Army Soldiers were enjoying said Lee. “I guess choosing the two won a gold in the 200-meter medley kinds of sports events.
time outside with their friends and events in a tactical manner was the key relay and took a silver in the 200-meter “While swimming, the swimmer
families, an infantryman with B for earning four individual events.” freestyle relay on team events by encounters moments when they really
Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry, He started swimming when he grouping up with his “Manchu” want to give up,” said Lee. “However,
wrote history on post. was five-years old and represented his KATUSA buddies. when they give up at that point, I am
Pvt. Lee Jeong-woo participated elementary school at the Uijongbu City Lee said conducting extra physical pretty sure they are going to regret it.”
in the 2011 Warrior Country Indoor swimming championship. Swimming training with his KATUSA comrades “Once everything is over, the result
Swimming Championship at the Camp has been his best friend ever since. helped him maintain his swimming reveals whether I did my best or not,”
Red Cloud indoor pool March 19 and Lee joined the Army November 2010 skills. he added.
won five gold medals and one silver and settled in Camp Casey last January “I always wanted to be a member of I hope the lessons I learned from
medal. after basic training. the Manchu, which is highly reputed swimming will help me as a Soldier.” x
Out of nine individual events Lee As soon as he saw the swimming not only among KATUSAs but also
chose the 50-meter and 100-meter placard on post, he decided to join the U.S. Soldiers,” said the infantryman.
butterfly, and the 50-meter and competition, he said. “I wanted to spend my two years of
100-meter breaststroke in the men’s 32 “At first I was thinking that it was military service at a place where I can

Soldiers check their physical limit at 2011 Ultra Fitness Challenge


Story and photo by sprinted to the place where their bikes entire event to prevent severe injuries.
Pfc. Chang Han-Him were located. They then rode the bikes The final event for the participants
2nd ID Public Affairs seven kilometers around Camp Casey was to run back to the starting line
to check their ‘endurance.’ When they while wearing their rucksack.
CAMP RED CLOUD – Participants came back to the starting point, they When it was all said and done, the
of the 2011 Warrior Country Invitational were told to flip tires at Carey Field. first Soldier to cross the finish line
Ultra Fitness Challenge held April 9 “For me, the tire flip section was the was 1st Lt. Nicholas Shamrell from A
at Camp Casey may have chosen the harshest,” said Maj. Wendell Rhodes Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation
toughest. from Headquarters and Headquarters Regiment from K-16 Airbase. He beat
Each participant was required to Company, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat the previous record by four minutes
complete a course that included seven Team. “Flipping the massive tire back and finished the challenge in 48
stations throughout camps Casey and forth around the field takes a lot minutes and 42 seconds. Second place
and Hovey. The seven elements were out of you.” went to Pfc. Daniel Lavander from
designed to test three main physical Their strength was the next thing A Company, Task Force, 1-72 Armor
abilities of the Soldiers: strength, to be tested. The contestants ran five Regiment who was only 30 seconds
endurance and agility. kilometers to the Camp Hovey obstacle behind Shamrell.
“This event started last year with the course with a 35-lb. rucksack. When Shamrell said hiking for many years
vision of combining all the participants’ they came back to the Schoonover Bowl helped him get off to a good start in
aspects of fitness and function in one they tested their agility by running up the mountain bike portion, and that
place,” said Area I Sports, Fitness and and down the stairs of the stadium. helped him win the race. However, he
Aquatics Director Randy Behr. “I hope “Drinking a lot of water to prevent said he was not used to running with a
all Area I ID holders can have fun dehydration is the most important rucksack, so that was the hardest part
together challenging themselves in thing in this kind of energy consuming for him.
this kind of event rather than working events” said Pfc. Wesly B. Arrison from “It was a good learning experience
out by themselves.” C Company, 302nd Brigade Support to check what my body is capable of,”
Battalion. Medics from the 302nd BSB Shamrell said. “I hope more people 2nd Lt. Sibbaluca, Kristoffer, 1st Battal-
As soon as Behr pulled the trigger ion, 72nd Armor Regiment flips tire at the
on the starting pistol, challengers provided medical support by checking could come next time and share this
the Soldiers’ condition throughout the experience together.” x Ultra fitness challenge April 7.
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It’s about honoring our commitment to Soldiers and Families.


Visit ArmyOneSource.com to see what the Army Family Covenant can mean for you or someone you know.
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Yongsan cherishes the world of children

“I’m glad we have


By Pvt. Choi Sung-il this fun place for the
sung.i.choi@korea.army.mil kids today. We are all
here to support and
YONGSAN GARRISON - Celebrating April as celebrate our kids
Month of the Military Child, U.S. Army Garrison for what they have
Yongsan provided a special event, Military Child done for the com-
Community Fun Fair, to the dependants of Service- munity,” said Lisa
members and their Families at the Child Develop- Cutler, govern-
ment Center parking lot April 9. ment em-
USAG Yongsan Child, Youth and School Services ployee at
set up a myriad of events for Families as well as their the U.S.
children. Dozens of booths equipped with a variety of festive Embas -
activities, demonstrations and exhibits attracted the visitors. sy.“
Performances by children such as martial arts and ballet also Children also had a chance to learn and teach safety to
brought Family Members together during the event. each other through games and direct participation. The Girl
“Garrison Yongsan plans numerous events ranging from Scouts prepared lessons to teach kids about safety when riding
recreational fairs to fun festivals to recognize and applaud a bicycle and raffled off a bike. The kids rode the bicycles and
children and their families, who are everyday supporters of the learned about safe riding.
Army,” said Melody Francis, Director of Parent and Outreach “We are telling kids to wear helmets and avoid riding a bi-
Services. “Everybody is invited for this event today including cycle at night. It’s really fun to teach them,” said Jordan Loge,
children, parents and grandparents. This is just all about cel- 4th grader at Seoul American Elementary School.
ebrating the Military Children.” The Month of Military Child Community Fun Festival last-
Community partners prepared all the events and plenty ed for about three hours and ended in great success.
of food including fingernail and face painting, hair braiding, “Garrison Yongsan and the Installation Management Com-
dunk booth, free Putt-Putt and batting cages and a photo zone munity supports all Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians
where you could take pictures in Hanbok, traditional Korean with quality programs and safe communities that meet their
dress. Some of them also gave away prizes to the children when needs,” said USAG Yongsan Garrison Commander Col. Wil-
they completed the games. liam Huber. “We are keeping our promise to make Yongsan a
place where community members can thrive.” x

(From top) Yongsan kids shake hands with Sparky, the


fire house dog, stand in line, and play hoopla. - U.S.
Army photo by Pvt. Choi Sung-il

u Scenes from CHILD FAIR!

U.S Army Garrison Yongsan Girl Scouts provide bicycle safety education to kids during the Military Child Community
Fun Fair at the Child Development Center parking lot April 9. - U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Choi Sung-il
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News & Notes Yongsan proclaims Child Abuse Prevention


CYSS Renovations
CDC: April-June, playground turf
(except Kindergarten area) will be
replaced. Some minor repairs to
window screens, door guards and
door knobs.

SAC: April-May, playground turf


will be replaced. Drop-off zone
will be off limits during repairs.
MST: April-June, middle school
section will undergo repairs to
become ADA handicap compliant.
All facilities will undergo some
upgrades to restrooms to become
ADA handicap compliant. Parking
may be limited in the SAC/ MST
back parking lot while DPW crews
install one handicap space.

Women’s Tres Dias Weekend


USAG Yongsan Chaplain is
sponsoring a 3-day intensive
spiritual renewal experience
Seoul American Elementary School Choir performs in front of Soldiers and civilians during the Child Abuse Prevention Month Proc-
for adult English-speaking
women at the Yongsan Religious lamation Ceremony at Army Community Services building April 5. - U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Hong Moo-sun
Retreat Center from May 12-15. By Cpl. Hong Moo-sun connection with Child Abuse Preven- Preventing the Child Abuse
This free event is open to any moo.s.hong@korea.army.mil tion Month. The theme of this year’s Seoul American Elementary School
woman desiring to deepen her campaign is “Child Abuse Prevention Choir and Seoul American Middle
relationship with Jesus Christ. For YONGSAN GARRISON - Dozens Requires Safe Communities and Re- School String Ensemble performed in
more details on Tres Dias or to of Soldiers, civilians, and students sponsive Families.” front of Soldiers and civilians. SAMS
download an application, please participated in the Child Abuse Pre- During the opening remarks, ACS seventh-grader Alexander Lindstrom
visit www.seoultresdias.org or vention Month Proclamation Cer- Financial Readiness Program Manager exhibited his drawing depicting the
contact Claudette Mohn at 010- emony at Army Community Services Allison Blake emphasized the impor- hand of an adult and that of a child
2661-2297. building April 5. tance of child abuse prevention. held together.
The Army is committed to provid- “Awareness among Military Service “I first started out on computer.
Good Neighbor English Camp ing a wide range of programs and ser- professionals, Community Members, Once I found a public picture of these
Demonstrate American hospital vices for Soldiers, civilians, and their schools, child care centers, and Fam- hands, I decided to draw it,” Lindstrom
-ity by opening homes to young Families. One of the important re- ily Members of what actions constitute said. “I picked this because a little kid
Korean participating in the sources at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan child abuse is wide-spread,” Blake said. has his thumbs up in there. I thought it
seventh Annual USFK Good is the Family Advocacy Program. “Every 10 seconds a child abuse report would be pretty amusing, too.”
Neighbor English Camp on May A key mission of FAP is to conduct is made, every day almost 5 children Two poems related to child abuse
15-21, 2011. U.S. host families from a public awareness and community die as a result of child abuse. It’s time prevention were also read by their au-
Yongsan area are needed to house education campaign every April in to stop the abuse.” — See CHILD ABUSE, Page 12 —
60 tenth-grade students from
Seoul, Pyeongtaek, and Taegu
during this one-week program.
For more information, please call
DoDDS appreciates children’s supporters
the USFK PAO, 723-7669/4685 or By Pvt. Choi Sung-il environment for all children. Chief of Staff United Nations Com-
send e-mail to paocr@korea.army. sung.i.choi@korea.army.mil DoDDS is a U.S. school system op- mand and USFK, presenting USFK
mil. erated for dependents of members of Commander’s coins of excellence to
YONGSAN GARRISON - The 5th the armed forces and U.S. government the SAHS choral group, strings, Junior
Living Pattern Survey Department of Defense Dependent employees in overseas areas. DoDDS- Reserve Officer Training Corps and
175th Financial Management Schools Awards and Recognition Cer- Korea has ten schools on the peninsula their teachers.
Center is conducting the Living emony was held in the Naija Ballroom, and award recipients from the schools Wells praised the dedication and
Pattern Survey from March 28 – Dragon Hill Lodge April 8 to honor 72 congregated for the meeting. compassion DoDDS members provide
April 24. Results will be used to DoDDS-Korea employees for provid- The award ceremony began with for the children in the community.
update the 2011 COLA Rates for ing a quality educational and learning Maj. Gen. Lawrence Wells, Deputy “Thank you for your tireless efforts
Korea. You can access the survey to enrich the lives of young people and
by logging on to <http://175fmc. to build strong relations with parents,”
korea.army.mil/> or <https:// said Wells. “What you’ve done in pay-
www.defensetravel.dod.mil/ ing it forward contributes to the suc-
oscola/lps/korea>. All Service- cess of our children today so they will
members with command spons- be better citizens tomorrow.”
ored dependents or single mem- The 72 award recipients then came
bers required to live off-post are on stage to receive the commander’s
encouraged to fill out the survey. scroll of appreciation with encased
For more information, call the coins.
175th FMC at 725-5260. “I was surprised by this nice recep-
tion. DoDDS is a very good school sys-
CYSS Job Opportunity tem. It works not only for the Military
The CDC is actively recruiting for but for the embassy children as well,”
Lead Child and Youth Program said Patricia Venable, art teacher at
Assistants (CYPA). This position Seoul American Elementary School.
requires a minimum of 12 hours Venable was nominated for encour-
of relevant education, a Child aging the creative development of stu-
Development Associate, or AA dents by offering a variety of projects
in ECE. Starting pay is $15 an in different mediums. From the school
hour (negotiable). For more custodians to the educators who all
information, call 738-2311. have played a vital role in the commu-
nities and made commitments to the
For a complete list of community infor- Maj. Gen. Lawrence Wells, Deputy Chief of Staff for United Nations Command, and field of education, they showed con-
mation news and notes, visit the USAG Korea District Superintendent Dr. Irby Miller present a certificate of appreciation to tinuous supports for the children sta-
Yongsan Facebook page at Christina Leon, education technologist at Humphreys American School in the Naija tioned on the peninsula.
http://www.facebook.com/youryongsan Ballroom, Dragon Hill Lodge April 8. - U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Choi, Sung-il — See DODDS, Page 12 —
APRIL 22, 2011 USAG YONGSAN USAG-Y • PAGE 11
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Tips for Spring


Activity in Seoul
By Cpl. Choe Yong-joon
yongjoon.choe@korea.army.mil
What spring activity/sight/experience in
Seoul or nearby would you suggest to a new-
comer? Find out what more than 7,300 Yong-
san community members are talking about
by becoming a USAG Yongsan Facebook Fan
at facebook.com/youryongsan! (Comments
are kept in their original form)

Sheila Gober
Facebook Fan

Scan here for more information


on Sexual Assault Awareness

The Seoul zoo. We went yesterday and flowers are Staff Sgt. Jose Picart, USAMEDDAC, receives a certificate of appreciation from USAG Yongsan Deputy Garrison
gorgeous and the ride up the mountain on the sky Commander Henry Stuart for his contribution to Yongsan Garrison’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Pro-
tram was so much fun. It’s the perfect weather right gram at Army Community Services building April 12. - U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Hong Moo-sun
now for a trip to the zoo. The stroller rental at the zoo
is only 2,000 won and we paid 12,000 won per adult
for the all day sky tram pass. We packed a lunch and
snacks and the view from above was wonderful and
Sexual Assault: hurts one, affects all
the breeze was perfect. By Cpl. Hong Moo-sun enth annual SAAM, which provides USAG Yongsan
moo.s.hong@korea.army.mil an opportunity to raise awareness and promote pre-
vention of sexual violence through special events
Dawn Cahill and public education. SAAM also helps USAG
YONGSAN GARRISON - U.S. Army Garrison
Gibbons Yongsan proclaimed Sexual Assault Awareness Yongsan further the evolution of military into an
Month with Soldiers packing the seats at Army environment that collectively works to prevent sex-
Facebook Fan Community Services Building April 12. ual assault.
The Department of Defense is observing its sev- — See SEXUAL ASSAULT, Page 12 —

The Seoul City Bus Tour (You can hop on right outside
of the Dragon Hill gate. Go to your left and you will
Full-blown cherry blossom trees fill Yongsan
see the bus stop for the tour)! It’s the best priced
tour in the city, 10,000 won per person. You will get a
great map and buy your ticket on the bus. Every seat
has headphones and there are quite a few language
choices. You can choose to ride the bus and never get
off just taking in all that the tour has to offer or you
can get off at any stop you like and get back on the
bus and continue your tour as you like.

Lisa Poplawski
Facebook Fan

Best advice? Just get out and do it! The beautiful


weather lasts only so long and it is beautiful every-
where now. If there is any outdoor cultural spot, you
cant beat Spring and October. Namsan, Mt Sorak, the
palaces, Suwon, temples, Seoul Land, Seoul Grand
Park, down the the Han River park, Cherry Blossom
Fest, Lantern & Hi Seoul festivals are coming soon.

Michael Aloisi
Facebook Fan

Go for a long drive and see Korean countryside com-


ing to life. There are so many tunnels on the highways The Travis family poses in front of a cherry blossom tree, coming into full-bloom, located on U.S. Army Garrison
you can be driving along and find yourself looking out
on an isolated valley or spur with huge mountains
Yongsan, April 17. — Courtesy photo by Kiu Travis
all around rivaling the H-3 in Hawaii without all the See yourself in the Morning Calm when you become a USAG Yongsan Facebook Fan. Just post your travel photos
development. Jinhae’s Cherry Blossom Festival was to our page with a quick description covering who, what, when, where and why and we’ll see you in the paper. -
great too! These posts are giving me some ideas. Your Yongsasn PAO team
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CHILD ABUSE from Page 10


thors. Leza Kotich, spouse of Capt. concrete supports for parents.
Michael Kotich, 2nd Infantry Division, Yongsan offers a variety of resources
read her poem, “The Dark Cloud”. to develop and strengthen those five
“I attended a seminar on child protective factors. Together, let’s stop
abuse. I was very moved by the mate- the abuse and keep our Army Family,
rials that we saw there,” Kotich said. Army Strong, Stuart added.
“When we were asked to participate “Garrison Yongsan and the Instal-
writing a poem, I actually had words lation Management Community sup-
coming from the heart .” ports all Soldiers, Families and Army
USAG Yongsan Deputy to the Garri- Civilians with quality programs and
son Commander Henry Stuart empha- safe communities that meet their
sized five protective factors during his needs,” said Garrison Commander
remarks: nurturing and attachment, Col. William Huber. “We are keep-
knowledge of parenting skills and of ing our promise to make Yongsan a
child and youth development, paren- place where community members can
tal resilience, social connections, and thrive.” x

DODDS from Page 10


“I’m very excited to see the expres- dren’s lives in one way or another. They
sion on everybody’s faces and know we act as mentors not only in the class-
are able to make differences in some- room but also outside of the class-
body else’s lives. Receiving this award room,” added Broussard.
is a high honor,” said Lydia Broussard, “Garrison Yongsan and the Instal-
Education Services Advisor. lation Management Command will
About 10 percent of DoDDS em- ensure families are prepared and sup-
ployees are selected annually based on ported throughout their tours here in
their performance by a panel consist- Korea,” said Garrison Commander Col.
ing of staff members in various fields. Bill Huber said. “That is my promise to
“All the awardees affect young chil- the community.” x

SEXUAL ASSAULT from Page 11


During the ceremony, USAG Yong- always all be aware of. We must es-
san Deputy Garrison Commander pecially understand how to prevent
Henry Stuart presented certificates of this violence at any time,” said Stuart.
appreciation to the Unit Victim Advo- “Our mission is not only defending our
cates and Deployable Sexual Assault country, but also defending the men
Response Coordinators for their con- and women who risk their lives for our
tribution to Yongsan Garrison’s Sexual country.”
Assault Prevention and Response Pro- “This is all about supporting the
gram. They help to ensure that victims Installation Management Command’s
of sexual assault receive quality care. new Campaign Plan,” said Garrison
“The topic of this morning’s event Commander Col. Bill Huber. “A key
is not a pleasant one; however, sexual part of this plan is supporting Soldier,
assault is something that we should Family and Civilian readiness.” x
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U.S. Soldiers honor


Korea’s Admiral Yi
From U.S. Forces Korea Public Affairs Thousands of citizens of Chin-
hae and Changwon and tourists from
CHINHAE, Korea — Thirty-five all over Korea lined up the streets of
Sailors and soldiers from Commander, Chinhae to watch the reenactment of
Fleet Activities Chinhae, Korea and Admiral Yi’s victory. Not only did the
its tenant commands took part in the spectators see a great parade, they
Ceremonial Victory Parade of Admiral saw U.S. servicemembers stationed
Yi Sun-sin as a part of the renowned in Korea showing goodwill and soli-
annual Cherry Blossom Festival here darity. Sailors, Soldiers, and Marines
April 5. were warmly received by the Koreans
Sailors were joined by 21 Marines as they paraded through the down-
stationed in Camp Mujuk to represent town Chinhae. After the parade, the
the U.S. Sea Services to honor Admiral servicemembers visited the Admiral
Yi, the great Korean naval hero, whose Yi’s statue located near CFAC and took
navy won numerous victories against a part in the Tea and Flower Dedica-
much larger Japanese Navy. tion Ceremony led by CDR Don Mur-
This was a special day, particularly ray, CFAC Commanding Officer, CDR
for the Sailors and Marines, since it Steve Miller, CFAC Chief Staff Officer,
was a day to give tribute to a fellow and Lt. Col. Edith Cordery, Camp Mu-
seafarer who changed the course of the juk Commanding Officer. While pay-
Korean history with his bravery and ing respects to Admiral Yi, the par-
astute naval tactics. YNC Cuong Kim ticipants took time to reflect on their
noted, “I am so happy to be a part of call to duty and service to their nation.
this celebration. We heard so much “This event allowed me to think about
about Admiral Yi and it’s a privilege to my work as a Sailor and how I need to
be a part of a parade giving honor to a serve my country and my fellow citi-
great naval leader.” zens,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Ben-
This marked the first time for the jamin Carter.
U.S. forces in Korea to take part in
the annual parade honoring Admiral
Chief Warrant Officer Timothy
Ratliff summed up the sentiment for Then Rover came over ...
Yi’s great feats. “When I found out we the day by saying, “This has to be the A Canadian soldier absorbs the impact of a military working dog from the 142nd
never took part in this event before, highlight of my tour in Korea so far. It’s Military Police Company during a demonstration Monday at Garrison Yongsan.
it made it even more special that I about building relationships between The demonstration was designed to display the effectiveness of Military Working
got to be a part of this great parade,” our two nations, making friends with Dogs to visiting Canadians who were here assisting the United Nations Honor
remarked Petty Officer 3rd Class Jose the locals, and having lots of fun while Guard. — U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Park Young-ho
Jones. doing it.” x

Commander’s Intent
Sustain, Support, Defend
Soldier, Family and Civilian Soldier, Family and Civilian
Readiness Well-Being
• A deployable mindset across the enterprise • Standardized programs & services for Soldiers,
• Resiliency and Balance – Mind, Body and Spirit Families and Civilians
• Responsive services that meet fluid ARFORGEN • Excellence in schools, youth services & child care
requirements • Facilities, programs & services that support
• Best value technology & education capabilities recreation, leisure, travel & single Soldiers
to enable the transformed Army’s training • State and community support & relationships
requirements • Well-being programs & services to meet Soldier,
• Training Support Services in support of Soldier Family & Civilian needs throughout the entire
readiness deployment cycle

Sustainability Resilience

Installation Readiness
Leader and Workforce
Development • Sustainable infrastructure that supports Senior
Commander requirements
• Multi-skilled and adaptive leaders • Sustainable Army Communities of Excellence
• Constant communication and continuous • Installation boot prints streamlined and
feedback transformed
• Teamwork, professionalism, & selfless service • Enhanced capabilities through partnerships
in all things • The Army’s infrastructure modernized and
• An empowered workforce focused on sustainable
collaboration and innovation • Environmental stewardship
• Continuing education and training • Quality Housing and Barracks
opportunities • Safe & Secure Community for Soldiers, Family
• A resilient, sustainable and healthy workforce Members, Civilians & Installation Assets

The Sustainable Army Community of Excellence


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NEWS THE MORNING CALM

Sharp says ROK-U.S.


alliance ready to fight
By Walter T. Ham IV security partner” serving on provincial
8th Army Public Affairs reconstruction teams in Afghanistan
and in counter-piracy operations off
WASHINGTON — The senior U.S. the coast of Somalia. “Most impor-
military commander in South Korea tantly, the Republic of Korea and U.S.
told the Senate Armed Services Com- Alliance continues to deter a North
mittee that the Republic of Korea- Korea that threatens both regional and
United States Alliance is ready to con- global peace and security,” Sharp testi-
front and defeat any aggression against fied. “Last year, the Republic of Korea
South Korea. was the victim of two unprovoked at-
Appearing before the committee tacks by North Korea.”
with Pacific Command Commander Citing the 50 lives lost during the
Adm. Robert F. Willard, U.S. Army North Korean torpedo attack on the
Gen. Walter L. “Skip” Sharp, com- ROK Ship Cheonan and the shelling
mander of United Nations Command, of Yeonpyeong Island last year, Sharp
Combined Forces Command and U.S. said the alliance is ready to deter North
Forces Korea, testified at a hearing Korean aggression or to fight and win,
at the Russell Senate Office Building if deterrence fails.
April 12. “The alliance stands ready to ad-
Sharp said South Korea is a “global dress the full spectrum of conflict that
could emerge on the Korean Penin-
sula,” said Sharp. “Maintaining this
preparedness is accomplished through
the development and continual refine-
ment of bilateral plans to deter and
defeat provocations, attacks like last
year, and aggression while maintain-
ing an ability to respond to other de-
stabilizing conditions that could affect
the Korean Peninsula.”
Sharp said annual peninsula-wide
exercises enable the ROK-U.S. Alliance
to defend South Korea and maintain
Gen. Walter L. Sharp, commander of Unit- security in Northeast Asia.
ed Nations Command, Combined Forces “Three annual joint, combined, and
interagency exercises – Ulchi Freedom
Command and U.S. Forces Korea, said
Guardian, Key Resolve, and Foal Eagle
the ROK-U.S. Alliance is ready to defend – serve as key enablers for maintain-
South Korea. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. ing the Combined Command’s fight
Song Chang-do tonight readiness,” said Sharp. x

Military Children Deserve Nation’s Gratitude for challenges


By Elaine Sanchez on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, ment, with chapters dedicated to helping children
American Forces Press Service Gordon said, which is designed to ease school transi- cope with separations and adjustments when the de-
tions and to support children through deployments. ployed parent comes home.
WASHINGTON — Military children continually The compact provides common guidelines for par- Additionally, Gordon wrote, installations around
rise to the challenges of military life and deserve the ticipating states to follow in handling issues such the world offer a wide range of activities for military
nation’s gratitude for doing so, a Defense Depart- as enrollment age, records transfer and graduation children at child care centers, youth centers, clubs
ment official said April 1. requirements. and camps.
“We applaud their character and maturity, and we So far, 35 states have adopted the compact, which Gordon praised the efforts of the volunteers who
acknowledge that kids serve too,” Robert L. Gordon encompasses 88 percent of military school-age chil- are providing vital support to these programs.
III, deputy assistant secretary of defense for military dren, he said. “I see the enormous amount of good done by the
community and family policy, wrote in a blog today The department also is working to increase ac- hands and hearts of volunteers,” he wrote. “Their
titled “Month of the Military Child: Kids Serve Too.” cess to quality, affordable child care, Gordon said, selfless work changes lives and strengthens our na-
Each April, Americans pause to recognize the acknowledging the child care issues that may arise tion.”
contributions and sacrifices of the nation’s 1.8 mil- when a family lives away from an installation, or Gordon encouraged people to volunteer this
lion military children and youth during Month of when an installation isn’t able to meet the demand month at one of the many organizations dedicated
the Military Child. for care. to military children. He suggested people visit Serve.
“It’s a life of frequent moves, changing schools, The Defense Department’s child care expansion gov at www.serve.gov to find volunteer opportunities
leaving friends and making new friends,” Gordon initiative is a step toward answering this growing or to create their own. They also can share their vol-
wrote. need, Gordon said. The initiative, he explained, is unteer stories on Serve.gov’s Facebook wall at www.
Gordon highlighted a few of the Defense Depart- intended to increase access to quality child care in facebook.com/serve
ment’s programs intended to support military fami- the communities where military families reside. “Children are first in the mind of their parents,
lies and children. A new, 365-page guide offers families support dur- and during Month of the Military Child, we hope
The department, for example, is working with ing deployments, he said. The Military Deployment they become first in the minds of their communities
state officials to develop the Interstate Compact Guide covers a wide range of issues related to deploy- as well,” he wrote. x
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Area I Worship Schedule Area II Worship Schedule Area III Worship Schedule Area IV Worship Schedule

Worship Services Worship Services Worship Services Worship Services


Collective Liturgical Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel Collective Protestant Collective Protestant
Sunday 10 a.m. Stone Chapel Traditional Sunday 9:30 a.m. Brian Allgood Hospital Sunday 11 a.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday 10 a.m. Camp Carroll
Sunday 10 a.m. Stanley Chapel Contemporary Sunday 9:30 a.m. South Post Chapel 10:30 a.m. Camp Walker
Sunday 10:30 a.m. K-16 Chapel Gospel 1 p.m. Freedom Chapel
Sunday 10 a.m. West Casey Chapel Church of Christ 5 p.m. Camp Walker
Sunday 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel Spanish 3 p.m. Freedom Chapel
Sunday 11 a.m. Warrior Chapel Gospel 12:15 p.m. Camp Walker
Sunday 11 a.m. Crusader Chapel Nondenominational Church of Christ 5 p.m. Freedom Chapel
Sunday 11 a.m. Hovey Chapel Sunday 11 a.m. South Post Chapel Contemporary
Gospel Sunday 12:30 p.m. South Post Chapel ChapelNext 5 p.m. Freedom Chapel Wednesday 7 p.m. Camp Carroll
Gospel Catholic Mass Friday 7 p.m. Camp Walker
Sunday 11 a.m. Memorial Chapel, Mision Pentecostal Hispana Sunday 9 a.m. Freedom Chapel KATUSA
Casey 12:30 p.m. Camp Sunday 2:30 p.m. South Post Chapel M, W, T, F 11:45 a.m. Freedom Chapel Tuesday 7 p.m. Camp Carroll
Stanley Chapel Saturday 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Freedom Chapel Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Camp Walker
United Pentecostal Sunday 9 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. (youth) Freedom Chapel
COGIC Sunday 1:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel Catholic Services
Sunday 12:30 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel KATUSA Mass
KATUSA Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel Tuesday 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday 9 a.m. Camp Walker
KATUSA 11:45 a.m. Camp Carroll
Sunday 7 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist
Tuesday 6 p.m. Camp Hovey Chapel Saturday 9:30 a.m. Brian Allgood Hospital

Episcopal Sunday 10 a.m. Memorial Chapel


Catholic Services/Mass The Command Chaplain’s Office is here to perform, provide, or coordinate total
Sunday 9 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Catholic Services religious support to the United Nations Command, U.S. Forces Korea and Eighth
Sunday 12 p.m. West Casey Chapel U.S. Army Servicemembers, their families and authorized civilians across the full
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Camp Hovey Chapel Catholic Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel
Sunday 8 a.m. South Post Chapel spectrum of operations from armistice to war.
Latter-day Saints Worship Sunday 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel
Sunday 4 p.m. West Casey Chapel M, W, T, F 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel Visit the U.S. Forces Korea Religious Support site at:
1st Sat. 9 a.m. Memorial Chapel http://www.usfk.mil/usfk/fkch.aspx
for helpful links and information
Jewish Friday 7 p.m. South Post Chapel

Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact


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

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffrey D. Hawkins: Chaplain (Maj.) John Chun: Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Suk Jong Lee: Chaplain (Maj.) Milton Johnson:
jeffrey.d.hawkins@us.army.mil, 738-3009 john.chun@us.army.mil, 754-7274 sukjong.lee@us.army.mil, 732-6169 milton.johnson4@us.army.mil, 764-5455

Chaplain (Maj.) Terry E. Jarvis: Chaplain (Maj.) Anthony Flores: Chaplain (Maj.) Alfred Grondski: Chaplain (Capt.) Mike Jones:
terry.e.jarvis@korea.army.mil, 738-4043 anthony.wenceslao.flores@korea.army.mil, alfred.grondski@us.army.mil, 732-6016 michael.jones124@us.army.mil, 765-8991
754-7042
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(Top) Kids and their families are shooting forward at the staring signal to hunt for eggs at Easter Egg Hunt held at USAG Yongsan Field #10, April 16;
(Bottom) Easter Bunny, the event’s special guest, hugs kids and take photos with them. - U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Choi, Sung-il

Eggstravaganza
By Pvt. Choi Sung-il
sung.i.choi@korea.army.mil exchanged their eggs for a variety of candies.
The Easter Bunny also made a special ap-
YONGSAN GARRISON - Hundreds of col- pearance, hugging the kids and taking photos
orful eggs decorated U.S. Army Garrison Yong- with them.
san Field #10 as children and their families Families eagerly took advantage of the ex-
came out to celebrate the Yongsan Community cellent weather with sun shining and trees
Easter Egg Hunt April 16. blossoming, as children romped on the green
More than 300 children ranging from infants lawn with their dogs and enjoyed lunch after
to 12th graders flocked in the early morning to the hunt.
gather up the eggs into Community Recreation
their specially designed “The event is a blast as a part of the Month Division of Family and Mo-
Easter baskets and hunt
of Military Child celebration. It’s been a great rale, Welfare and Recre-
for a special golden egg ation partnered with Child,
hidden among plenty spring break for us with the beautiful weather. Youth, and School Services
of bright and rainbow- It’s always fun to come out, enjoy the weather to hold the hunts at Yong-
colored eggs. and have Easter eggs for the kids.” san and Hannam Village
The participants were - Kristine Minty, spouse of Lt. Col. Ronald Multi-Purpose Field on the
classified into six differ- Minty at the 2nd ID, 2nd Bn, 9th Infantry. day. K-16 Air Base will host
ent age groups in order the event on April 23.
to offer a well organized program and allow ev- “Garrison Yongsan and the Installation
eryone, from the youngest to the oldest, a fair Management Command supports all Soldiers,
chance to gather some eggs. Families and Army Civilians with quality pro-
Each session had one golden egg and the grams that meet their needs,” said Garrison
lucky kid who snatched the unique egg was Commander Col. William Huber. “We are
awarded an Easter basket packed with lots of keeping our promise to make Yongsan a place
snacks and toys. The rest of the attendees also where community members can thrive.” x

(From left) A baby tries to put an egg in her hand into an Easter basket; kids waiting
for their turn to hunt take pose together; a boy is filling his Easter basket up with the
colorful eggs. - U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Choi, Sung-il
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ARMY FAMILY COVENANT:


Keeping the Promise

It’s about honoring our commitment to Soldiers and Families.


Visit ArmyOneSource.com to see what the Army Family Covenant can mean for you or someone you know.
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Obama issues Medals of Honor to Korean War Vets


American Forces Press Service was in charge of a machine-gun squad When his ammunition was deplet- platoon came under heavy fire. With
with Company H, 17th Infantry Regi- ed, he engaged the enemy in hand-to- his platoon’s attack beginning to falter,
WASHINGTON — President ment, 7th Infantry Division. When hand combat until he was killed. Svehla charged the enemy positions,
Barack Obama will award the Medal of faced by an enemy with overwhelming His stand inspired his comrades to firing his weapon and throwing gre-
Honor to two soldiers May 2 for con- numbers, he ordered his squad to take launch a counterattack that complete- nades as he advanced.
spicuous gallantry nearly 60 years ago up more defensible positions and pro- ly repulsed the enemy, a White House Disregarding his own safety, he de-
during the Korean War, White House vide covering fire for the withdrawing statement said. stroyed enemy positions and inflicted
officials announced April 13. friendly force. Kaho’ohanohano’s sister, Elaine heavy casualties. He died when he
Officials said Army Pfcs. Anthony T. He then gathered a supply of gre- Kaho’ohanohano, and brother, Eugene threw himself on an enemy grenade
Kaho’ohanohano and Henry Svehlawill nades and ammunition and returned Kaho’ohanohano, will join the presi- that landed among a group of his com-
will receive the nation’s highest award to his original position to face the en- dent at the Medal of Honor ceremony. rades.
for valor in combat posthumously in a emy alone - delivering deadly accurate Svehla was a rifleman with Com- His sisters, Dorothy Mathews and
May 2 White House ceremony. fire into the ranks of the onrushing pany F, 32d Infantry Regiment, 7th In- Sylvia Svehla, will join Obama at the
On Sept. 1, 1951, Kaho’ohanohano enemy. fantry Division. On June 12, 1952, his ceremony. x

Soldier missing from Korean War identified Pentagon launches


American Forces Press Service turned over with one of the boxes indicated the remains newest initiative to sup-
inside were exhumed near Suan County. This location
WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense Pris- correlates with the corporal’s last known location. port victims of sexual

ASSAULT
oner of War/Missing Personnel Office announced April Analysts from DPMO developed case leads with in-
12 that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action formation spanning more than 58 years. Through inter-
from the Korean War, have been identified and returned views with surviving POW eyewitnesses, experts vali-
to his family for burial with full mili- dated circumstances surrounding
tary honors. the soldier’s captivity and death,
Army Cpl. John W. Lutz, 21, of Ke- confirming wartime documenta- American Forces Press Service
arny, N.J., was buried April 13 at Ar- tion of his loss.
lington National Cemetery. Among other forensic identi- WASHINGTON — Defense De-
From May 16-20, 1951, Task Force fication tools and circumstantial partment officials launched the Penta-
Zebra, a multinational force made evidence, scientists from the Joint gon’s newest initiative to support vic-
up of Dutch, French, and U.S. forc- POW/MIA Accounting Command tims of sexual assault April 15.
es, was attacked and isolated into and the Armed Forces DNA Identi- The DoD Safe Helpline allows ser-
smaller units. Lutz, of the 1st Ranger fication Laboratory also used den- vice members to click, call or text for
Infantry Company, part of Task Force tal comparisons and mitochondrial victim support services for themselves
Zebra, went missing while his unit DNA, which matched that of his or others.
was attempting to infiltrate enemy niece in the identification of the The resource is free, anonymous
lines near Chaun-ni, South Korea, remains. and confidential. Those who need the
along the Hongcheon River Valley. More than 2,000 servicemen service will connect with live sexual as-
After the 1953 armistice, surviving died as prisoners of war during the sault support professionals. It is live 24
POWs said Lutz had been captured Korean War. With this accounting, hours a day, every day.
by enemy forces on May 19, marched 8,001 service members still remain In addition to improving vic-
north to a POW camp in Suan Coun- missing from the conflict. For ad- tim care, officials designed the Safe
ty, North Korea, and died of malnutrition in July 1951. ditional information on the Defense Department’s mis- Helpline to be secure and confidential
Between 1991 and 1994, North Korea gave the United sion to account for missing Americans, visit the DPMO to encourage victims to come forward
States 208 boxes of remains believed to contain the re- web site at http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo or call 703- 699- when they might not otherwise.
mains of 200-400 servicemen. North Korean documents 1169. x “The underreporting of sexual as-
sault poses a serious challenge to mili-

2nd ID commander visits 4-7th Cavalry in Philippines tary readiness,” said Clifford L. Stanley,
undersecretary of defense for person-
By Maj. Edzel Butac al partnership with the Philippines is somewhere else, that’s when you re- nel and readiness. “We believe the Safe
very important in the global war on alize that Camp Hovey or Camp Red Helpline will provide DoD sexual as-
8th Army Public Affairs sault victims with a variety of support
terrorism. You’re all ambassadors of Cloud is ‘paradise’ after all.”
PAMPANGA, Philippines — the United States.” The unique training provided outlets, which will lead victims to re-
Second Infantry Division Com- Tucker also took time to re-enlist here for 2nd ID Soldiers builds rela- port sexual assault, seek needed infor-
mander Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker six Soldiers from the 4-7th Cavalry tionships between militaries and lo- mation, and receive care.”
visited troops from the division’s 4th during his visit here. “It was great to cal communities that will ultimately Safe Helpline offers three access op-
Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment be re-enlisted by the CG today,” Staff yield long-term security dividends tions designed for service members.
participating during Exercise Balika- Sgt. Avery Mack, one of the re-enlist- for the region. The exercise will also Users can go to http://SafeHelpline.
tan 2011 in the Republic of the Phil- ees, said. improve 2nd ID’s ability to conduct org to receive live, one-on-one confi-
ippines. “This is the greatest job on earth joint and multinational operations dential help with a trained profession-
The 2nd ID, based out of South and now I’m gainfully employed for on the Korean Peninsula. al through a secure instant-messaging
Korea, sent approximately 500 Sol- the next four years.” “The exercise and training is ex- format. The website also provides vital
diers from the 4-7th Cavalry in sup- This is the second time the 4-7th cellent,” Mack said. “The two-week information about recovering from
port of the exercise. Cavalry has been in this locale. training we are receiving here defi- and reporting sexual assault.
“We are fired up to have the com- “It is a historic return for our unit nitely makes us more proficient in A second option is to call the tele-
manding general here,” said Lt. Col. here in the Philippines. 4-7th Cav- our skills that we need for Korea. I phone hotline at 877-995-5247 to
Mike Adams, 4-7th Cavalry com- alry was here during World War II recommend us participating more.” speak with Safe Helpline staff for per-
mander. “The Soldiers are excited, and actually performed their mis- The focus of Balikatan 2011 is sonalized advice and support. Safe
we are ready for training and we are sion just north of where we are right combined training with the Armed Helpline staff also can transfer callers
executing what we came here to do now,” Adams said. Forces of the Philippines to be bet- to installation-based sexual assault
with our Philippine Army counter- The unit received three of the ter prepared to provide humanitar- response coordinators, on-call victim
parts.” campaign streamers on its colors for ian relief and assistance in the event advocates, civilian-rape crisis centers
Tucker talked to the 4-7th Cavalry its missions in World War II here. of natural disasters and other crises or to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
troopers and thanked them for their Tucker also visited troops around that endanger public health and The third option is for users to text
participation in the exercise, the first their temporary camp and chatted safety. their location to 55247 inside the Unit-
for a unit assigned to the Korean with the Soldiers about the exercise. Balikatan 2011 is the 27th in this ed States or 202-470-5546 outside of
Peninsula. Some Soldiers admit to missing Ko- series of annual bilateral exercises the United States to receive automated
“What you’re doing here at Balika- rea during the exercise. and is held under the auspices of contact information for the sexual as-
tan has global implications,” Tucker “Some of you probably can’t wait the Philippine-U.S Mutual Defense sault response coordinator at their in-
said. “You might not realize it at this to get back to Korea,” Tucker said. Treaty and Visiting Forces Agree- stallation or base.
moment, but believe me, our bilater- “You see, once you leave and go ment. x For more information on the De-
fense Department’s sexual assault
prevention and response office, go to
http://www.sapr.mil. x
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6-52 ADA recognizes families


By 1st Lt. Austin Liu Added Laurie Heath, the FRG lead- the area. ly, especially her husband, Capt. Leon-
6-52 ADA -Public Affairs er for C Battery. “This luncheon really Sergeant Jeffrey Matthews, husband ard Dumo, F Maintenance Company
made us feel special and appreciated.” of Nicole Matthews and the leader of commander.
SUWON AIR BASE — Family All persons recognized are volun- the award-winning 8th Army culinary “I want to emphasize my utmost
Readiness Group leaders of the 6th teers not only in FRGs, but in the local art team, prepared the lunch. gratitude to my husband because he is
Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery community. “I also want to highlight my hus- one great part of the cycle of volunteer-
were recognized by the Iron Horse Matthews, for example, was an avid band and my children,” Nicole Mat- ing, where in, despite the challenges
Battalion Command Group during a participant of the Osan Library Read- thews said. “We are a family full of vol- of military life, he and I both made it
volunteer appreciation luncheon here ing Program, which served the chil- unteers.” simple and easy to volunteer, to share,
April 8. dren of military personnel stationed in Jobee Dumo also thanked her fami- and to help others.” x
The luncheon recognized the unit
FRG leaders and other volunteers for
their efforts and hard work serving the
Soldiers and families of the Iron Horse
Battalion and the community for the
last year.
Kimberly Slawson, the 6-52 Family
Readiness Support advisor, called the
luncheon “a great opportunity to show
all of our volunteers just how much we
appreciate them for what they do on a
daily basis.”
The 14 volunteers recognized re-
ceived either a certificate of apprecia-
tion or a framed letter from the battal-
ion command group.
The framed letter reads, “You have
demonstrated to all of us that vol-
unteering is not merely a word but a
dedication to a higher calling … Your
efforts and kindness have ensured that
every member of the Iron Horse Bat-
talion could enjoy a home away from
home during their time here in the Re-
public of Korea.”
“I am very thankful that I am ap-
preciated as a volunteer,” said Jobee
Dumo, a military spouse and the FRG
leader for F Company. “For me, volun-
teering is a sincere action of sharing
knowledge, skill, and time to all with-
out asking anything in return.”
Nicole Matthews, the FRG leader
for Headquarters Battery, 6-52nd Air
Defense Artillery Battalion, echoed
similar sentiment. “I am ever grateful
for the opportunity to serve the Sol-
diers and their Families here in Korea,” Lieutenant Col. William E. Darne, the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery commander, presents a plaque to Nicole Matthews,
she said. a Family Readiness Group leader, during a volunteer appreciation luncheon. — U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jerome Cheek

Values focus of prayer breakfast


“T
bined Forces Command and United States Forces
2nd CAB emphasizes Korea Command, was the guest speaker for the
prayer breakfast. He shared his thoughts on some of
a return to basics the Army values, speaking primarily about personal
courage.
“One of the Army values is personal courage,” he medals for moral
By Staff Sgt. Robert People Williamson said. “When I talk about something
2nd CAB Public Affairs personal, that means that it’s not about the squad,
courage are worn on the heart.”
the platoon, the company, battalion or brigade. It’s - Chaplain (Col.) Gregory K. Williamson
CAMP HUMPHREYS — Soldiers from the 2nd about you, each and every one of you individually.” United States Forces Korea
Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Williamson also spoke about moral courage, shar-
participated in the Values Prayer Breakfast on April ing a story of a Soldier who witnessed four members Command chaplain
7 at the Community Activity Center here. of his squad rape and murder a young Vietnamese
The prayer breakfast was a part of Living Army girl during a two-day patrol while deployed to Viet- and what it means to be morally courageous. Wil-
Values Week, and the theme was “Getting Back to nam in November 1966. This Soldier did not partici- liamson also spoke about the difference between
the Basics.” pate and wanted no part of the activities, Williamson physical and moral courage.
Colonel James T. Barker, the commander of the said. “On one hand, if you’re physically courageous,
2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, acknowledged the “He tried to relay to the chain of command what you get awards,” Williamson said. “But often times,
importance of living the Army values. happened,” Williamson said. “Unfortunately, the the rewards for being morally courageous are that
“We pray today that this program of events en- chain of command spoke about how unfortunate you will be ostracized from your peers, being called
courages us to stay the course in living the Army it was, but chose to do nothing. Of course, he was a whistle-blower or a rat.’ That’s the reward, far too
values and maintaining our spiritual health,” Barker threatened by the other four men that if he would often, for exercising moral courage.”
said. “These are the key parts to our success as people tell about this, that bad things would happen.” Williamson concluded by saying that while the
and as an organization.” Williamson said that despite the threats, the Sol- rewards may be different, the importance of moral
Soldiers from 2nd CAB listened to scripture read- dier continued to pursue assistance in speaking with courage should never be underestimated and will
ings, along with musical selections from the Free- a chaplain and the chaplain responded. There was travel with a Soldier for the rest of his or her life.
dom Chapel’s Gospel Congregation Choir, the Praise an investigation and the four men were charged and “Fortunately, the medals for moral courage are
Dancing Team and the KATUSA choir. court-martialed for their crimes. worn on the heart, not on your vest,” Williamson
Chaplain (Col.) Gregory K. Williamson, the com- Williamson added that this Soldier later shared said. “And he or she who can see the heart knows
mand chaplain for United Nations Command, Com- his story with other Soldiers about moral courage who he or she is.” x
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News & Notes


Eggstravanza Set
Iron Horse battalion hosts egg hunt
The annual Camp Humphreys
Eggstravaganza Youth Festival is
6-52, orphanage Artillery Battalion for hosting this
great event for the children,” said Kim
scheduled for April 23 at Zoeck-
ler Sports Field. Gates open at
celebrate Easter Ji-Choon, the principal of House of
Dreams. “You have made this year’s
10:30 a.m., with festivities begin- By 1st Lt. Austin Liu Easter an unforgettable experience for
ning a half hour later. There sill 6-52 ADA Public Affairs the children.”
be 15,000 eggs and toys, plus a Major Cecilia Shaw, the executive
youth carnival featuring blow-up SUWON AIR BASE — “Let the officer of the Iron Horse Battalion, said
games, food, and booths. Hunt begin!” it was also memorable for the Soldiers
With these words from the an- and familes.
Silent Auction Scheduled nouncer, over 80 children from the “We also want to thank the House of
“Make it Bake it, Sew it, Grow it,” House of Dreams Orphanage sprinted Dreams Orphanage for visiting Suwon
a silent auction to raise money toward the soccer field to chase after Air Base this afternoon and sharing
for Camp Humphreys and Area more than 1,500 colorful plastic eggs, this unforgettable experience with the
III is scheduled for April 29 from carefully hidden by the volunteers and Families and Soldiers of the Iron Horse
7 to 9 p.m. at the Strike Zone. For families from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Battalion,” she said.
more information or to sched- Air Defense Artillery Battalion, during But the most animated thanks came
ule a donation drop off, call 010- the Annual Easter Adventure on April from the children.
8686-8140. 16. “This is so much fun,” said Song
As the children excitedly collected Yun-suk, a 12-year old from the or-
Roadwork Ahead the colorful eggs from the field and phanage, as he counted the eggs and
Crews will be painting traffic put them in their baskets, a few impa- candies he had collected.
lines, crosswalks, and parking tient ones were even more thrilled to The Easter Bunny also made an ap-
areas on Camp Humphreys until discover the chocolates and candies pearance, greeting the children and
the end of May. For more infor- hidden inside their eggs. earning a few giggles from the younger
mation, call 753-6275. “They could not wait to get started,” participants.
said Spc. Corey Simms with a laugh. The fun did not stop at the conclu-
Charges For Movies, Cable Simms, of A Battery, served as one of sion of the Easter egg hunt. Members
Beginning May 1, admission fees the event’s volunteer group leaders. of the Battalion Family Readiness
will be charged for movies at the “For most of them, this is the first Eas- Group hosted a craft shop, sack race,
Humphreys Theatre. The prices ter Egg hunt they have ever participat- tug-of-war, and a cake walk for the
are: $5 for first-run movies and ed in,” he said. children. Some of the children even
$4.50 for regular releases for ages The Iron Horse Battalion Family got the chance to swing at a Pinata.
13 and over. For 12 and under, the Readiness Group and volunteer Sol- “The kids are very energetic this af-
charges are $2.50 and $2.25, re- diers spent countless hours preparing ternoon,” said Staff Sgt. Kelson Smith
spectively. Movies that have al- and putting together this memorable of Headquarters and Headquarters
ready been released on DVD will celebration for the children from Su- Battery. “You can tell that they are hav-
be $4 for adults and $2 for 12 and won City’s largest orphanage. ing a great time.”
under. Classics and others in the The unit routinely hosts events and It added up to a memorable day for
special play category will have activities to enliven the children dur- all involved, according to Jobee Dumo,
ing holidays. an FRG leader.
admission fees of $3 for 13 and A resident of the House of Dreams or-
over and $1.50 for 12 and under. Judging from the reaction of the “Everything went very well this af-
ternoon.” Dumo said. “Not only the phanage hops toward the finish line dur-
Also, cable fees will begin July 1. children and volunteers, this year’s
event was a tremendous success. children are having fun but also the ing a sack race. — U.S. Army photo by 1st
Basic cable will be $15 a month Lt. Austin Liu
and includes all AFN channels. “I want to thank 6-52 Air Defense volunteers.” x
The premium channel package
will be $40. Those wishing to sign
up for one of the packages should
call 738-2288.

Army 10-miler Registration


Registration for the Army 10-mil-
er will begin May 15. To sign up,
go to www.armytenmiler.com.
Runners who have participated
in seven or more Army 10-mil-
ers can register earlier, beginning
May 1.

Tax Filing Deadline


Most persons on Camp Hum-
phreys have until June 15 to file
their 2010 returns. However the
Tax Center on Camp Humphreys
will close May 13. Military mem-
bers on duty outside the United
States and Puerto Rico are eligi-
ble for the extended deadline, as
are U.S. citizens and permanent
residents whose primary place of
business is outside the U.S.

Ration Control Limited Hours


Until further notice, the ration
control office is on limited hours.
It will be open Monday through
Friday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
and 2:30 to 4 p.m.

We Want Your Stories


We want to publish your stories
and photos in The Morning Calm
Weekly. Call 754-8847 for more Suh Eun-suh, a 10-year-old girl from House of Dreams Orphanage, meets the Easter Bunny during the Easter Adventure hosted by
information or e-mail warren.
the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery. Besides the Easter Bunny visit, the children were treated to an egg hunt, sack race,
wayne.marlow@korea.army.mil.
tug-of-war, and a cake walk. — U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Austin Liu
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Audience members are entertained by a traditional sword performance


during KATUSA/U.S. Friendship Week opening day activities on April 18
at Zoeckler Gym. — U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Han Jae-ho

Friendship Week
strengthens bonds
By W. Wayne Marlow
warren.wayne.marlow@korea.army.mil

CAMP HUMPHREYS — Soccer, swords, and smiles were in


abundance during the KATUSA/United States Soldier Friendship
Week here April 18-22.
The annual event aims to promote friendship and cross-cultural
understanding between Soldiers of the two countries.
Opening day highlights included an honor guard performance,
traditional Korean music, a sword demonstration, and Tae Kwon
Do performers. Sports dominated the next three days, with Sol- A KATUSA Soldier works to get control of the ball during the soccer competition April 19 at Soldiers
diers participating in soccer, softball, army wrestling, running, and
basketball. x
Field. Soccer was one of five sports during Friendship Week. — U.S. Army photo by W. Wayne Marlow

Welcome, Senator

Lonnie Herring (right), United States Army Garrison Humphreys and Area III sports director, gives a tour of the Super Gym to Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia on April 19. Webb
came to Camp Humphreys to get information on U.S. forces relocation in Korea, with a focus on new land and construction. Besides visiting the Super Gym, Webb received
an aerial tour and had lunch with Soldiers at the 719th Military Intelligence Dining Facility. — U.S. Army photo by W. Wayne Marlow
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Pfc. Michael Rowley (right), Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion-Korea ,reacts quickly to block a kick aimed his way by Staff Sgt. Darrell Macklin,
55th Medical Group, during the Area IV BOSS Combatives Tournament at USAG Daegu’s Camp Carroll, South Korea April 16. — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Kosterman

Korea’s Best Battle for title of Combatives Champion


By Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Kosterman into other Soldier tasks, like when
501st Sustainment Bridage PAO conducting patrols in a combat zone.
Sometimes you gotta be ready to fight.”
DAEGU GARRISON — More than Staff Sgt. Anthony Wikstrom, 498th
80 competitors battled in the Area CSSB’s MACP noncommissioned
IV Better Opportunities for Single officer-in-charge, and his team helped
and Unaccompanied Soldiers (BOSS) organize the event.
Combatives tournament here April 16. “Being the first peninsula-wide
After 152 bouts at the 498th Combat intermediate combatives tournament
Sustainment Support Battalion’s fight we’ve hosted, I think things went well,”
house and the Camp Carroll Gym, said Wikstrom.
in what may be more appropriately Based off the success he says has come
named the “All Areas” tournament, from this tournament, Wikstrom added
the top competitors of the six weight that he plans to organize future events.
classes were named. Fighters from as This is likely to be supported by
far north as Camp Stanley participated Wikstrom’s unit and the U.S. Army
in the competition. Garrison Daegu’s top-enlisted Soldier.
King of the lightweight division “What’s happening this weekend is
was Staff Sgt. Joe Clark, 2nd Infantry constructive training,” said Command
Division, 6-37 Field Artillery, C Battery. Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Arnold, USAG Daegu
Clark, the flyweight division winner CSM. “This (combatives tournament)
of the 2009 U.S. Army Combatives serves to maintain combat readiness
Tournament held at Fort Benning, Ga., for Soldiers across this peninsula.”
said it’s good to have fighters from the Arnold added that he hopes leaders
different areas competing against each recognize the value of having combatives
other. as part of their training programs.
“It’s an essential part of being a “There’s risk involved,” explained
Soldier,” said Clark of the Modern Arnold of the MACP. “But Soldiers
Army Combatives Program. “It plays have to engage in tough training.” x

Staff Sgt. Joe Clark (top), 2nd Infantry Division, chokes Spc. Vinh Oh, 602nd Aviation Staff Sgt. Darrell Macklin, 55th Medical Group, signals victory to the crowd. — U.S. Army
Support Battalion (bottom). — U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Kosterman photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Kosterman
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t News & Notes Egg-citing artwork captures EFMP Easter celebration


Financial Counseling Services Photo and story by Lee Seung-bin and EFMP Manager, called this year’s deeply committed to supporting the
Financial counseling for soldiers USAG Public Affairs Easter event a resounding success. needs of EFMP families.
and family members with emphasis “The children were thrilled at the “This Easter celebration represents
on managing personal finances and DAEGU GARRISON — Camp Henry opportunity to paint and decorate their one of numerous efforts that go into
tracking spending habits. Development Army Community Services hosted its eggs,” she said. “They were so focused ensuring the welfare of our EFMP family
of a personal financial plan, retirement annual Exceptional Family Member on their artistic ability, and determined stay on the front-burner. The support
plan, and college saving plan. Call the Program Egg-citing Easter event April to come up with a finished product that that we get from the community, as
ACS financial readiness program office, 15, with nearly 20 EFMP family members they could be proud of, that it would well as the USAG Daegu leadership,
768-8127 or 768-7112. attending. have been quite a challenge to try and sends a message that they too are
USAG Daegu Commander Col. pull them away before they were ready. committed to making the program
FMWR Marketing Kathleen Gavle, joined other community Their faces said it all.” a quality of life issue that receives
Can’t find your favorite menu at the members to welcome the children. Houston said the EFMP program maximum consideration and support,”
club? Got a party theme your friends Mirian Houston, event coordinator, is an important Army initiative that is said Houston. x
would love? Have a program idea for
teens? Tell us what you would do if
you could reach out and touch FMWR
programs, events and activities and
you could win $100 in FMWR gift
certificates. Suggestions can be e-mailed
to laurel.baek@korea.army.mil
Say it on ICE
Ever wonder if your voice is heard. Say it
on ICE, we’re listening. Fill out an online
comment card today our response is
guaranteed. http://ice.disa mil
Texas Hold’em
Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Camp Carroll
Hideaway Club. Weekly prizes for the
top 3 players. $20 per person. Free meal
for players. Points awarded for every 8
weeks of play toward the final game and
a $1,000 prize. Calll 765-8574 for more
information.
Child Find
Do you haev a concern about how your
child talks, sees, hears, understands,
plays, behaves, moves, or learns? Come
to Camp Walker Child Development
Center on April 26 and 27 from 8:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Screenings conducted by DAS
and EDIS staff. E-mail barbara.garner@
pac.dodea.edu or call 010-2660-8391 for
more information.
National Dance Week
April 29, at the Hilltop Club. Hilltop Two sisters, Adriene Lawrence (left) and Alisha Lawrence, concentrate on their cup-cake art masterpieces.
Dance Contest. $100 plus other prizes.
Call 764-4985 for more information. Happy Easter: Commemorate the greatest event of Earth’s history
Parent’s Night Out By Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Milton Johnson our salvation. He purchased salvation
April 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at USAG Daegu Garrison Chaplain with his own life and blood - then made
Camp Walker new CDC, bldg. #223. it available to all who accepts him.
Provided for children 6 weeks to 5th DAEGU GARRISON — This Sunday, Easter reminds us of the “gospel.”
grade. First come, first served. Must be easter Sunday, is an especially sacred The word “gospel” means “good news.”
a registered CYS Services member. For day for the countless Christians around This good news is that Jesus lived on
more information call 764-5298. the world! earth, died the death that we should
People from every walk of life - who die for our sins, received a burial as a
Kids Club
live in almost every corner of the globe, criminal on our behalf, and experienced
Register your child for our Jr. Membership
will gather and assemble in fields, resurrection in order to provide
Program. Program benefits include
chapels, churches, and even parking salvation for every human being.
quarterly appreciation nights, $5 gift
lots at dawn to commemorate the There is nothing we can do to earn
coupon for thier birthday and other
greatest event of Earth’ history – the salvation - Jesus purchased it with his own
great events. Open to kids ages 5-12. For
resurrection of Jesus Christ! blood. Therefore, salvation is a gift by the
more information, call the Evergreen
Several times of the year are very grace of God – and that, is good news.
Community Club, 764-4060.
important moments for Christian We don’t always see Jesus’ life,
Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy believers throughout the world. Two suffering, death and resurrection as a
New York Magazine calls Cirque Dreams are particularly significant – Christmas life-and-death question for each one of
Jungle Fantasy, “The grandest circus and Easter. us. But it is. Jesus suffering and death
spectacle east of Vegas.” Now, you and Obviously, Christmas is the time that on the cross, followed by his renewal of
your family can see this iconic aerial and Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, to sing hymns of praise to the Risen life and hope for his followers, poses the
acrobatic fantasy in all its colorful glory. but Easter points to his life, death, burial, Saviour. The following year, the whole real question of our own life and death
April 28, from 7:00 p.m. at Camp Walker and resurrection. Both holidays remind congregation joined in the service. to each one of us.
Kelly Fitness Center. Christians everywhere that human life Thereafter the “Easter Morning” or Across all cultures, men and women
is so valuable that the Divine life giver “Sunrise Service” spread around the have found consolation and courage in
himself took on human life, and then world with the Moravian missionaries. the belief that death is not the end, but
offered that life in death, that whoever The procession to the graveyard is that it is followed by another, better
believes in him, might have eternal life. accompanied by the antiphonal playing life to come. How this next life will
The first Easter Sunrise Service in of chorales by brass choirs. come about and what form it will take
recorded history took place in 1732 in Jesus was our ultimate sacrifice who are questions that have occupied the
the Moravian congregation at Herrnhut paid the ultimate price for our sins, but human race down the centuries.
in the Upper Lusatian hills of Saxony. it was not enough for him to just die on When we start looking to Jesus
After an all-night prayer vigil, the Single the cross. He also had to be buried and for answers, instead of relying on our
Brethren, the unmarried men, of the resurrected from the dead. own strength, the Easter message - the
community, went to the town graveyard, Through the acts of his birth, death, promise of resurrection-will become
God’s Acre, on the Hill above the town, burial, and resurrection, Jesus bought alive for each one of us. x
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Camp Walker CDC holds grand opening ceremony


Photos and story Im Hae-na
USAG Public Affairs
DAEGU GARRISON — Irish writer
and poet Oscar Wilde once said, “The
best way to make children good is to
make them happy.” There is no doubt that
U.S. Army Garrison Daegu and Area IV
are hoping the new Child Development
Center on Camp Walker will do just that.
In a ceremony fit for any little prince or
princess, CDC held its Grand Opening
ceremony April 15 on Camp Walker.
Local members of the community
joined Col. Kathleen Gavle, USAG Daegu
Commander in celebrating the long
awaited ceremony.
Addressing those gathered for the
ribbon-cutting event, Col. Gavle said,
“Camp Walker’s new Child Development
Center is one in a series of projects that
are developing our Daegu infrastructure
to support the establishment of Area IV
as one of Korea’s two enduring hubs for
U.S. Forces.”
Gavle added, “ This project in
particular helps us meet the needs
of our military families today and Col. Kathleen Gavle, USAG Daegu Commander (center) and other guests including one of many children who will be using the new CDC facility
for many years into the future. The on Camp Walker, participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony signifying the official opening of the long-awaited center.
Army has invested approximately five
million dollars to build a state of the art Our new facility is a modern facility know, opening up barracks and dining
facility for the youngest members of our specifically designed for young children, facilities throughout the peninsula is one
community. And this new CDC doubles for their families and the staff who work thing, but there’s just something special
the capacity of the facility that we had at in these programs.” about opening up a child development
Camp George and adds many program Samuel Adkins, Chief, Construction center. It just makes the day special. This
improvements. Our former CDC was a Div., echoing sentiments such as those building that you see did not just happen
building sitting on our perimeter with by the Garrison Commander said, “It’s by chance. A lot of hard work was done
a playground topped with barbed wire. always a great day when we’re able to open by the folks here in Area IV and in Seoul
up a new facility.” He then added, “You to help bring this program to fruition.” x

Echo Company, 2-1 ADA Soldiers Visit DMZ Dividing Koreas


By 1st Lt. Casey Harrell and
Capt. Michael Hannah
Echo Company, 2-1 ADA
PANMUNJOM, KOREA — Standing
at the spot that divides North and South
Korea, Soldiers of E Company, 2nd
Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery were
excited to be visiting the Demilitarized
Zone on March 9.
E Co., 2-1 ADA went on a rare visit
to the heavily fortified border dividing
the two Koreas – a training event that
consisted of several weeks of planning
after coordinating with Morale Welfare
and Recreation representatives, and
senior leaders. Capt. Michael Hannah,
E Co. 2-1 ADA commander said, “I
decided the only way to show my
Soldiers the real reason why they were
in Korea was to let them see first hand
what it is all about.”
The first place the Soldiers got to visit
were the buildings in the Joint Security
Area, where talks took place between
the two countries. Prior to entering Soldiers from E Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery look out across the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea
the building, the Soldiers stood and March 9. The Soldiers visited the DMZ during a training event designed to increase their understanding of their mission in the Republic of
listened to the U.S Army personnel that Korea. — U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt. Casey Harrell
served as tour guides who were fantastic
said, Hannah. Hughes, E Co., 2-1 ADA orderly room the ax murder incident of August 1976. understanding of their mission in the
The guides pointed out buildings clerk and Better Opportunities for The ax murder incident involved the Republic of Korea and would like to do
where North Koreans would be Single Soldiers representative, who attempted trimming of a 100-foot tall similar events in the future.
watching every move the Soldiers help coordinate the event. “You read poplar tree that obscured the view of a Hannah thanked the United States
made. The Soldiers were also told not about the DMZ, but until you see it checkpoint on the border. Capt. Arthur and South Korean Forces that guard
to point or make any gestures toward you really can’t get a feeling for what Bonifas and 1st Lt. Mark Barrett paid the the buffer zone that stretches from
the northern side. As the Soldiers it’s like.” ultimate price for freedom. Staff Sgt. east to west and lies just 30 miles from
waited to go into the building, they The tour took E Co. to several different David Shorter, of the Supply Support the South Korean capital. “As leaders
could see several South Korean soldiers places, including the Joint Security Area Activity, who worked closely with the we can use this experience to teach our
standing at the ready. They stood with or Panmunjeom, the Third Infiltration Korean Augmentation to United States Soldiers: This is a way we can help them
half of their bodies behind a building Tunnel, Dora observatory, and Dorasan Army Soldiers and conducted history better understand the mission and why
as a precaution. Station. Each place is full of history and classes before the event thought the those that came before us gave their
“It was a great thing to see just how intrigue; however the most memorable overall training was extremely successful lives fighting to preserve such a great
serious they were,” said Pfc. Adam to many of the logisticians of E Co. is in providing the Soldiers with a better nation,” said Hannah. x
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COMMISSARY BENEFITS are part of the Army


Family Covenant’s commitment to provide a strong,
supportive environment where Soldiers and
Families can thrive.

WhAT IT MEANS:
• Through the ‘Bringing the Benefit to You’ campaign,
Guard and Reserve Soldiers and their Families
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• Within the next three years, more than


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험프리스 수비대 사령관


사설
아이들을 위한 즐거움에 대한 사령관 시각
주최하게 됩니다. 이 행사는 경험하게 될 것 입니다. 또한 크고 두드러진 청소년 활동 중
적절하게도 군인 자녀들의 상품교환권들과 장난감들이 하나이지만, 캠프 험프리스에서
달인 4월달에 개최됩니다. 이번 담긴 아홉개의 포상 계란들은 참여할 수 있는 많은 행사중
행사는 아이들에게도 재미있는 아이들의 모험심을 더욱 더 하나일 뿐입니다. 군인 자녀들은
행사가 될 것 이지만, 우리가 늘려줄 것입니다. 카니발 캠프 험프리스에서 1년 내내
그들의 공헌을 알아줄 수 있는 게임들, 페이스 페인팅과 부활절 노래 부르고, 춤 추고, 그리고,
기회를 주기도 합니다. 군인 토끼 사진들도 제공됩니다. 달리고, 던지고, 탐험하는 등
자녀들은 부모로 인해서 이유나 이 날은 우리생활과 여러가지를 경험할 수 있습니다.
감정들을 알기에는 너무 어린 공 동 체 에 게 많 은 것 을 아동 발달 센터와 험프리스 미국
나이에 여러번의 군사 배치를 제공해주는 아이들에게 알맞는 학교에서 제공하는 훌륭한
겪게 됩니다. 그렇기 때문에 보상이 될것입니다. 아이들은 서비스들은 군인 자녀들이
여러가지 지원 프로그램들이 어린나이에도 불구하고 탐험하고, 그들의 솜씨들과
존재하며, 군인 자녀들의 달에 그들에게 주어진 어려움을 흥미들을 즐기면서 연마할
그들의 공헌을 인정해 주는것은 용기와 활기로 이겨냈습니다. 수 있는 길들을 제공합니다.
대단히 중대한 일입니다. 군사 배치던, 영구 기지 다음달에 벌어지는 스플리쉬-
에그스트라바갠자는 부활절, 이동으로 인해서 학교를 떠나고 스플레쉬 (물첨벙) 행사는
죠셉 P. 모어 대령 군인 자녀들의 달 그리고 친구들과 헤어지게 되던, 군인 험프리스에서 아이들에게
캠프 험프리스 가 아이들에게 자녀들은 또래의 민간 아이들이 제공하는 계절행사들 중
[미육군 험프리스 수비대 사령관] 전하는 감사의 표시를 하나로 겪지 못하는 어려움을 겪게 하나 입니다. 군사 배치나
합친, 크고 활기 넘치는 축하 되며, 이것이 바로 우리가 잦은 이동은 언제나 대처하기
이번 토요일 우리는 대규모 행사 입니다. 아이들은 이번 에그스트라바갠자 같은 행사를 어렵지만, 우리는 아이들이
부 활 절 계 란 찾 기 행 사 이 며 행사를 통해서 만오천개가 넘는 중요시 하며 일년 내내 청소년 어떤 일이 닥쳐도 잘 대처할
아이들을 위한 각종 활동으로 계란들과 장난감들을 탐색하게 활동들을 포함하기 위해서 수 있도록 돕기 위해서 관련된
가득 찬 아침 연간 행사인 될것이며 블로우업 게임들, 노력하는 이유입니다. 계획들과 활동들을 준비해 놓고
‘ 에 그 스 트 라 바 갠 자 ’ 를 부스들 그리고 최상의 음식들을 에그스트라바갠자는 제일 있습니다

헌병들 안정리 청소작업 실시


4월 2일 577 헌병중대 않는 지역사회에 대한 말했다. 팽성 상인협회의 말씀을 전하며, 앞으로 계속
소속 군인 25여명이 10 감사의 표시라고 설명했다. 회 장 인 조 행 원 씨 는 좋은 협력관계를 유지할
명의 지역유지들과 함께 “이 지역사회는 저희에게 지역사회도 역시 험프리스 수 있기를 기대합니다”
wa l k - i n 게 이 트 근 방 에 서 모든것을 개방해 주었고 주한 미군들과의 관계유지로 라고 조행원씨는 말했다.
있었던 안정리 청소작업에 정말 잘 대해주고 있습니다. 인해서 얻는것이 있다고 상인협회는 매달 안정리
참여했다. 사라 델발르 저희도 지역사회에 말했다. “미군들이 쇼핑몰 청소작업에도
하사는 이 청소작업은 조금이나마 돌려주면서 지 역 사 회 를 위 해 서 참여하고 있는데, 조회장은
부대가 헌병들과 험프리스 미래의 협력관계를 좀 더 좋은일을 하는게 보기 군인들이 그 행사에도
주한 미군 기지를 위해서 돈독히 하고자 합니다” 좋습니다. 577 헌병중대 참여해 줬으면 좋겠다는
물심양면으로 지원을 아끼지 라고 사라 델발리 하사는 소속 군인들에게 감사의 뜻을 표명했다.

577 헌병중대 소속 군인들이 안정리 공무원들과 같이 4월 2일 Walk-Through 게이트 근방에서 있었던 커뮤니티 청소작업에
참여하고 있다 - US Army 사진Peter Yu