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Volume 5, Issue 30 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA May 18, 2007

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Recognize and report Garrison security personnel conduct


suspicious activity
Spc. Brandon Moreno
weapons qualification training
8th Army Public Affairs

Given the daily news about the threat Story and photos,
of terrorism, it is easy to become see page 9
complacent and forget the need for vigilant
force protection practices.
“As with all DoD installations, we must
implement appropriate anti-terrorism
measures, in conjunction with our ROK
allies, to protect the force”, explained Lt.
Col. Anthony Allen, the deputy chief for
the United States Forces Command and
Combined Forces Command Antiterrorism
Force Protection Division.
“There have been terrorist attacks in
many places across the world, anyplace
where you have Soldiers and Civilians
should be considered a possible target,”
Allen added.
“What we are doing here is trying to
prevent an attack even before it happens,”
he said. “There is a cycle to how a terrorist
operates. Our job here is to break that
cycle before the terrorist can strike.”
“There are key things for people to
watch out for when it comes to reporting
suspicious activities,” he added. Many
people who report information on a
suspicious activity may not be thorough,
which in turn can potentially make it
U.S. ARMY PHOTO BY CPL. JUNG JAE-HOON
difficult to catch the alleged suspect. There
is a basic rule that should always be used
Yongsan Security guards fire their M9 pistols at Reynolds Range during weapons qualification May 8. For more photos
when reporting suspicious activity. and the story, see Page 9.
“When reporting, people need to be
very thorough. It is best to use the five
W’s as your guide; who is doing it, what Enhanced security
are they doing, where they are doing it,
when did they do it and why do you think
they are doing it,” Allen said.
protects MyPay users
When deciding to use the five W’s and ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNEWS) — A new security feature
report information regarding suspicious has been added to protect myPay customers’ data on the
activities, you should avoid preconceived pay account system.
notions about particular groups or As part of an on-going commitment to strengthen
cultures. password and account security, the Defense Finance and
“When you are out, don’t be looking Accounting Service has implemented the “virtual
strictly for the obvious terrorists to be keyboard” to assist in protecting against malicious
taking pictures or planting a device,” Allen software such as spyware, trojans and keylogging.
8TH U.S. ARMY PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

said. “Chances are it’s going to be Beginning in mid-May, when a user logs on to myPay DOWN TO THE WIRE — Lt. Gen. David P. Valcourt, 8th U.S Army
someone who looks just like you. the virtual keyboard will appear on the screen. The user commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Barry
We had a training exercise here where will type in their login ID and then the user will mouse
a young lady posed as a college recruiter. Wheeler, command sergeant major of United Nations
click his or her Personal Identification Number, or PIN, on
She managed to get all kinds of Command, Combined Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea
the keyboard pictured.
information from Soldiers,” he added. DFAS uses a variety of security features to protect
and 8th U.S. Army, look on as a group of Soldiers negotiate
There are some basic things we all can data on the myPay system, yet users are asked to keep through an obstacle during an Expert Field Medical Badge
do to minimize the threat of a terrorist personally protect data from being compromised or competition May 10 at Warrior Base. More than 284 Soldiers
captured on home computers. participated in the competition that involved three urban warfare
See Suspicious AActivity
ctivity
ctivity, Page 3 For more information visit https://mypay.dfas.mil. scenarios similar to those found in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly
Bell Sends # 27-01
MP Blotter
Restricted access to Internet entertainment
sites across DoD networks
The following entries were excerpted from the
military police blotters. These entries may be
incomplete and do not imply the guilt or innocence
of any person. The Department of Defense has a growing websites noted above will remain accessible
concern regarding our unclassified DoD through personal Internet Service Providers.
Internet, known as the NIPRNET. The However, if you access such sites using your
AREA I Commander of DoD’s Joint Task Force, Global personal home computer, you should exercise
Traffic Accident with Injuries, Damage to Network Operations (JTF-GNO) has noted a caution in forwarding any links or files from
Government Property, Damage to Private significant increase in use of DoD network these sites to DoD computers or networks.
Property, Subject #1, operating a POV, failed resources tied up by individuals visiting To do so could compromise OPSEC and create
to stop at a red light on MSR #3 adjacent to certain recreational Internet sites. These sites an opportunity for hacking and virus
share various types of individual information intrusion.
the Nokyang Station, Uijeongbu and struck
with friends and family members (personal As a reminder, regardless of which Internet
Victim #1’s POV. Victim #1’s vehicle then videos, photos, and data files). This sites you may visit from any computer, DoD
struck Victim #2’s GOV. Subject #1 reported recreational traffic impacts our official DoD or otherwise, you must always be alert to
Gen. B.B. Bell
injuries consisting of chest pain but declined network and bandwidth availability, while protecting sensitive, unclassified information.
medical attention. Subject #1 was charged by posing a significant operational security challenge. This benefits not only you, your fellow Servicemembers,
KNP under KRTL ART #5 (Failure to Stop at To maximize the availability of DoD network resources and Civilian employees, but preserves our vital networks
a Red Light). All parties reported utilization for official government usage, the Commander, JTF-GNO, for conducting official DoD business in peace and war.
of their seatbelts. ECOD is unknown. This is with the approval of the Department of Defense, will block You should also be mindful of the risk of identity theft that
a final report. worldwide access to the following internet sites beginning these sites pose and protect yourself and your family.
on or about 14 May 2007: youtube.com, 1.fm, pandora.com, Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in
photobucket.com, myspace.com, live365.com, hi5.com, understanding DoD’s requirement to protect our
AREA II
metacafe.com, mtv.com, ifilm.com, blackplanet.com, Government networks.
Larceny of Government Property, Larceny of stupidvideos.com and filecabi.com.
Private Property, Person(s) unknown, by Access restrictions will only affect DoD computer
means unknown, removed Victim #1’s systems and networks, not home computers. Regular traffic GEN B.B. Bell
backpack, which was left unsecured and within the DoD network will not be affected, and the Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK
unattended in BLDG #111. Person(s) unknown
then fled the scene in an unknown direction.
Victim #1 and Victim #2 rendered written
sworn statements attesting to the incident.
Investigation continues by MPI.
8th U.S. Army “All-Star” team hosts
AREA III
Traffic Accident without Injuries, Damage to
English Soccer Clinic in Gangbuk
Private Property, Improper Backing, Subject Pfc. David E. Alvarado Like other Good Neighbor Program events, the
#1, operating a POV, while backing struck 8th U.S. Army Public Affairs Office clinic offered the team a chance to be mentors for a
Victim #1’s POV which was parked and day in hopes of being able to leave a lasting impression
unattended in the parking lot. Subject #1 SEOUL - The 8th U.S. Army “All-Star” soccer on the children.
reported utilization of his seatbelt. ECOD is team hosted an English Soccer Clinic at the Hwy- “These children are the future of Korea,” said Yeo,
unknown. This is a final report. Kyung Preschool in the Gangbuk District May 12 in Sul Hui, the head teacher of the preschool. “Our goal
support of the community relations with the Republic with today’s event is to teach the children how to
AREA IV of Korea. accept the differences between cultures.”
Curfew Violation, Drunk and Disorderly, The clinic was an opportunity for the soccer team Skin color had no relevance as team members
Communicating a Threat, at 0420 hours, 06 to spend time with the preschool children, teaching paired up with the children to participate in the day’s
MAY 07. MP detected a strong odor of an them English and soccer drills, singing songs, playing activities.
alcoholic beverage emitting from Subject #1’s games and dancing together. The team taught the children simple drills used
person. Subject #1 became disrespectful and “When I came to Korea, one of the first things I throughout their practices. Afterward, the children
tried to flee the scene. Subject #1 was wanted to do was interact with the kids,” said Spc. taught the team several games common to their
apprehended and transported to the Cp Simon Dunk, an 8th U.S. Army soccer team midfield schoolhouse, such as preventing a balloon from falling
Walker PMO Subject #1 rendered a written who taught soccer drills to the children. “What an to the ground and their own version of basketball,
sworn statement admitting to the offenses, opportunity it is to come here as a team and represent
processed and released to his unit. This is a the Army and to be able to do something more than
final report. just playing a sport.” See Soccer
Soccer, Page 4

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Yongsan Hosts
Retiree Coucil Forum

The Yongsan Retiree Council will


host a Retiree Forum on June 9 at
Commiskey’s. The event will begin at 9
a.m. with a pay-as-you-go breakfast
buffet. At 10 a.m., two featured
speakers will share vital information
with retirees; LTC Marsha Patrick,
Chief of Managed Care at 121 Combat
Support Hospital will speak on
TRICARE for retirees and Ms. Tiffany
Lassen, the Officer-in-Charge of the
local Veterans Affairs Benefits
Discharge Office, will discuss the
Veterans benefits available to retirees U.S. ARMY PHOTO BY CPL. KIM SANG-WOOK

from the VA. This event is being Hundreds of USAG-Yongsan residents and Dragon Hill Lodge customers turn out for a 17th anniversary celebration
sponsored in part by NCOA and MWR. Friday at the DHL Courtyard.

Administrative Professional Needed

The Combined Federal Campaign Suspicious Activity from Page 1 seems out of the ordinary, out of place, or
just doesn’t feel right” Allen said.
Overseas Pacific is seeking a attack on an individual or one of our Although Servicemembers may feel the “In those situations you should
dependable, organized individual to installations. need to report every civilian taking photos remember the five W’s, alert your fellow
assist the Pacific Combined Federal “Try not to stick out too much. Of in the area, there are certain things people Servicemembers, and report it to your
Campaign office at U.S. Army Garrison- course most people can tell that you are a should watch out for when reporting these chain of command immediately.
Yongson, Korea with administrative Soldier, but you don’t want to just give situations. Ultimately it is everyone’s re-
functions. Call 225-9997 for details. them something that will clarify it for them. “Of course you’ll have your tourist sponsibility to be alert to their
For example many Soldiers wear these from, time to time, who will ask to take surroundings and report suspicious
BOSS Beach Blast back packs that have the Army Combat your picture, but what the Servicemember activity to the Military Police or their chain
at Daechon Beach Uniform pattern on them,” Allen said. should watch out for is anything that of command.

The annual BOSS Beach Blast will


take place at Daecheon Beach June 2-
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post Events and Activities
3, approximately 2 hours from Camp
Humphreys. Besides “fun in the sun”,
"Bongnaeui" Dance Performance, May 20 Poryung Mud Fesitval, July 2007
the day will include a mud fight, At the newly opened Goyang Aramnuri Art Center, a Korea's Poryong Mud Festival, held annually at Taechon Beach,
volleyball, sand sculptures, pyramid, performance of the "Bongnaeui" will be held on May 20. promises to bring out the mucky child in everyone. Mud has
limbo, and more! Reserve a spot at your The "Bongnaeui" is a multi-artistic court dance from the long been known to be a marvellous treatment for skin and
local Community Activities Center. Call Joseon era that describes the coming of phoenix, an Koreans know this only too well, so smear yourself in mud and
725-5289 for details. imaginary bird known to appear in only a peaceful reign. The make your skin shine. Buses direct to Poryong from Seoul's East
Goyang Aramnuri Art Center, which opened this month, is Terminal take 3 hours and 20 minutes. Flights from Seoul go to
Financial Glitch Overpays Soldiers one of Korea's largest and best appointed performing arts nearby Kunsan. For more information contact the Depart-
complexes. menT of Tourism and Transportation, Poryong, at
Approximately 700 Soldiers’ pay poryong@soback.kornet.nm.kr or by calling +82 (0) 452 930 3541
accounts were affected by a system The Goyang Aramnuri Art Center can be reached by
error in the Automatic Rent Collection Jeongbalsan Station, Line 3. is produced by the National Royal Guard Changing Ceremony, Daily
program. Center for the Korean Traditional Performing Arts. Tickets Visitors of the Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul can experience a
As a result of the error, rent payments are 20,000-30,000 won. For more information, call (031) 960- re-enactment of Korean military tradition - the changing of the
for Soldiers receiving Overseas 0000. Royal Guards. This ceremony has been reenacted since 1996. In
Housing Allowance were not traditional costumes, the sentries change the guard at the main
automatically collected from the May Lotus Lantern Festival, May 18-20 gates of Gyeongbokgung, Deoksugung and Changdeokgung
pay period, causing an increase in their Held to commemorate the birth of Buddha, this all-day event Palaces in central Seoul. Palace gate guardsmen end their sentry
mid-month and end-of-month pay for is an important annual festival in Seoul. You can experience duty, present arms and parade.
May 2007. how to make lanterns free of charge; print or engrave
To ensure June rental payments are traditional Korean patterns; enjoy face painting (pictures The event is conducted Tue-Sun at 10.30a.m., 2 p.m., 2.30 p.m. &
made, Soldiers are asked to come to the such as a lotus and fish are painted on your face. You can 3 p.m (not on Mondays) . Directions: North of City Hall, a 15-
finance office disbursing window in also dress up in traditional attire and have your photo taken. minute walk from Anguk Station (Seoul Subway Line No 3)
their local area from June 1-13 to cash a Many more new and exciting experiences are awaiting you, towards Biwon for 15 minutes. Alternatively, alight at Jongno
personal check for the amount of their and most are free. The event is located at the Dongdaemun 3(sam)-ga Station (Seoul Subway line No 5) and pass by Nagwon
rent payment. For more information, Stadium, Seoul. Arcade. Call +82 (0) 2 762 8262 for more information
please contact the finance office at
DSN 723-3562 or 723-5394. For more information call +82-2-1330 (English/Korean) Source: www.korea.net and www.hotelnet.com
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AFSC members show off the latest version of the “Seoul Word” — (from left to right):
Katie Min-Bauman, Hyang Fuson, Maria Wichgers, Gail Alley, Barbara Cambell, Tish
Cambell, Suzi Cafran (back)

AFSC distributes latest version of


the Seoul Survivor guide to Korea
Members of the American Forces stationed throughout the region. Copies
Spouses Club unveiled the 21st edition of the Seoul Survivor can obtained
of the Seoul Survivor during their through your local Army Community
monthly luncheon at the Dragon Hill Services office or at the AFSC Chosen
Lodge on May 15. The Seoul Survivor Gift shop, located near the thrift shop
is a comprehensive guide to living and on South Post, Yongsan. The publication
working in South Korea specifically is also available on the web at
designed to help Soldiers, their Families www.afsckorea.org. For more
and Department of Defense personnel information call 736-3470.

Soccer from Page 2


played with a hacky sack. “If we teach these children how to
“My generation didn’t have a lot of accept differences at such a young age,
these opportunities growing up,” said they will grow up without fearing
Yeo. “People were scared of someone who is not like them,” she
foreigners because they didn’t know added. “They will be able to work with
them or understand them, which others to help change this world.”
created a lot of stereotypes.

8TH U.S. ARMY PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

Good Neighbor Program English Soccer Clinic — Ham, Su Myong,


8th U.S. Army All-Star Soccer Team translator, Staff Sgt. Marian “Nemo”
Niemotko, All-Star Soccer Team defender, and Cpt. Marilisse Gonzalez, All-
Star Soccer Team manager, prepare their team of preschool children for a
soccer drill during an English Soccer Clinic May 12 at the Hwy-Kyung Preschool
in the Gangbuk District. The clinic gave the soccer team an opportunity to
interact with children by teaching them soccer drills and to strengthen the
community relations with the Republic of Korea.

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JIM CUNNINGHAM

Sue P. Aycock, wife of Brig. Gen. Al Aycock, director, Korea Region Installation Management Command, speaks at the annual ACS Volunteer Luncheon April 27.

ACS lauds volunteers of the quarter


By Jim Cunningham Brig. Gen. Tom Landwermeyer, assistant division and built a trampoline for the Aeshim orphan children.
USAG-RC Public Affairs commander for support, and Col. Forrest Newton, USAG-Red Volunteer Unit of the 2nd Quarter was given to the 210th
Cloud garrison commander, gave certificates to all nominees. Fires Brigade. The Brigade donated more than 760 hours in
USAG-Red Cloud—Army Community Services of USAG- support of the English as a Second Language program for
Red Cloud gathered in Mitchell’s Club April 27 to honor those The citation reads, “In recognition of your outstanding volunteer
adults in Dongducheon and Yangju. They also adopted schools
that volunteered during 2006. contributions preformed in 2nd Infantry Division/Area I, South
in Yangju and taught English as a second language to those
“Today, we honor volunteers who provided services ranging Korea. Your continued support and efforts have enhanced the students.
from tutoring, to sewing and cooking classes,” said SuJin quality of life for Soldiers, Civilians, and Family members. We Volunteer of the Year for 2006 was awarded to Betty Snelling
McClintock, Army Volunteer Corps coordinator. “We have extend our sincere appreciation for your dedication and for her service to the 2-9 Infantry Battalion as a FRG Battalion
volunteers who have dedicated endless hours to teach English commend your community spirit. You are truly ‘second to representative. She organized meetings for local spouses and
and Hangul to Soldiers, civilians and Family members.” none.’” gathered information for distribution on a web site dedicated to
Volunteers come from virtually all walks of Army life, Volunteer of the first quarter was given to nominee Ashley the 2-9 ID.
Havens for her volunteer service at the 138th Field Artillery as Volunteer Unit of the Year for 2006 was awarded to the
according to McClintock.
a Family Readiness Group Leader. She volunteered 115 hours 604th Air Support Operations Squadron for giving more than
“Our volunteers are heavily involved in local school 400 hours of off-duty time to support, and participate in many
communities and they help guarantee the success of in six months.
community events. They supported Better Opportunities for
organizations such as the USO, Red Cross and ACS,” Evangeline Johnson was given the Volunteer of the 2nd
Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers programs that elevated
McClintock said. Quarter award for her service at the American Red Cross as a joint service cooperation, organized an Angel Tree for 55
Not only did many individuals volunteer, but also entire reception/administration worker. She provided reception service children of the local orphanage during the Christmas holidays,
units volunteered to do extra work in the communities and for the organization and provided materials for training and in- and taught English at Yangju worker Center.
guarantee success of the many services at large. processing briefings to the new Soldiers for the Red Cross. “Don’t volunteer because you think it is an obligation for
“We are also here to recognize our military units who have Volunteer Unit of the 1st Quarter was presented to the 2-9 your husband’s career,” said Sue P. Aycock, wife of Brig. Gen.
made time in their demanding training schedules to serve the Infantry Battalion for delivering a food freezer to the Changam Al Aycock, director, Korea Region Installation Management
Rehabilitation Center for Handicapped Children on Jeju Island. Command, and keynote speaker. “Volunteer because you
2nd Infantry Division and Area I in an even greater capacity,”
They also gave Christmas parties to the Aeshim Orphanage believe in something. Volunteer because you have the time and
McClintock said.
the heart to be a part of where you are volunteering.”

US A G - R C F ire Dept. demonstrates fire safety to children


By Jim Cunningham the back gate of USAG-RC, and are said. “This way we can get the
USAG-RC Public Affairs familiar with the Soldiers stationed message across better.”
USAG-Red Cloud—Children there. They enjoy many of the The children were given the
from the Gyeonggi Northern outreach endeavors of the USAG- opportunity to climb through a fire
Children’s Reception Home, Yong RC Good Neighbor programs. truck and witness demonstrations of
A Won Orphanage and the “This program today began as an different types of fire fighting gear.
Evergreen House came to USAG- idea of Chaplain Kazarnowicz,” “We showed the children what the These two little Firemen get a first hand
RC for a barbeque and said Cook. “We are just a part of truck will do, and of course, all look at fire truck equipment from Fireman
demonstration of fire safety at the the demonstrations today; we are children like fire engines so we Kim, Chae Hyok.
invitation of Chaplain (Capt.) showing them what the Fire sounded the sirens and “I always like to check to see if
Anthony Kazarnowicz and USAG- Department does and demonstrating demonstrated the water cannon on they listened to the message,” Cook
RC Fire Chief, John Cook. the equipment.” top of the truck,” Cook said. “We said. “Giving away toy fire hats and
“For KATUSA Friendship Week The Fire Department at USAG- gave them an idea of what it is like ‘Sparky’ pins for correct answers
we invited our neighbors over for a RC always likes to get the safety to be inside a fire truck.” is a good way to do that.”
cookout,” said Kazarnowicz. “We message out when given the Chief Cook always gives prizes “About 21 children and 25 staff
also wanted to make it a sort of opportunity, according to Cook. for the children that answer his workers attended the barbeque and
safety briefing for them.” “Our equipment helps make the questions about the demonstrations demonstrations today,” said
All three institutions are outside briefing more interesting,” Cook correctly. Kazarnowicz.
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Riverfront Run
The Riverfront Run will begin
tomorrow at 9 a.m. at the
Sangpae Bridge, near Camp
Mobile. Entry numbers will
be distributed from 8 to 8:45
a.m.

Riverfront Cleanup
There will be a Riverfront
Cleanup from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. May 23. The full section
of Shincheon River between
city boundary to Yangju City.
For more information call:
730-2585.

Building Manager JIM CUNNINGHAM


Classes at USAG-RC Students of the USO English Language Camp experience and learn about the M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank and the M2/M3
Building manager training will Bradley Fighting Vehicle May 8.
be conducted today. For more
information call: 732-7476

USAG-Casey
USO hosts English Language Camp at Casey
By Jim Cunningham their budget and they wanted to do the opportunity to do just that,” Lambright said.
Concessionaires Closed USAG-RC Public Affairs program twice a year, spring and autumn.” “We know that in Korea, the English
Please note that the Camp USAG-Casey—U.S. author and social The importance of the English Language language is what they use to conduct
Casey Mall concessionaires activist Rita Mae Brown said in her essay Camp at the USO and for USAG-Casey business and it is important for the children
will be closed on May 22 for Starting from Scratch in 1988, “Language is that it garners many dividends in to learn the language. It is a win-win situation
their annual organizational exerts hidden power, like the moon on the community relations. for both the U.S. Army and for the
day picnic. tides.” The hidden power of English as a “The support for the English Language community.”
Second Language taught by volunteers of Camp is kind of a butterfly effect,” Lim “The English Language Camp
Area I Central Issue the USO certainly did its magic on local said. “Last year we had only 20 children, strengthens the alliance we have with the
Facility Closing students in the Casey corridor May 8. when they leave here they tell all their friends Republic of Korea,” said Capt. Natalie Mills,
The Area I Central Issue “This is our second time to host the who tell their friends. It really attracts program coordinator USAG-Casey
Facility will be closed for all English Language Camp here at the attention to the good the U.S. Army does in Directorate of Logistics. “The program also
business matters from May USAG-Casey United Services the local community.” gives back a lot of goodwill and value to the
18 to 21 to conduct a 100 per Organization,” said Sophie Lim, USO For four days, volunteers will give their community here.”
cent inventory. The CIF will program coordinator. “Last year we had time, for most it will be 40 hours. Not only will the children of the English
open for business at 8 a.m. 20 children sign up.” “I love volunteering, and I used to Language Camp learn English skills, but also
on May 22. Emergencies The USO English Language Camp is volunteer for the Shalom House, I taught they will learn a lot about the life styles of
during this closure will be collaboration with Dongducheon City Hall English to adults,” said 1st Lt. James the American Soldier.
handled on a case by case and the USAG-Casey USO. Last year’s Lambright, 637 Field Artillery. “The USO “They will tour both USAG-Casey and
basis. For more information camp funding totaled 36,000 wan and gave me an opportunity to come to this Camp Hovey, stopping first at the dining
call: 730-6953 or 010-9971- encouraged the civilian community of English Language Camp for children. I facility,” Mills said. “They will also
1980. Dongducheon to expand the program, thought it was a good thing to do. This week experience the equipment we use such as
according to Lim. alone, I will volunteer 40 hours.” the M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank and
Warrior Hukilau “Last year gave us a good idea of how The Soldiers that volunteer understand the M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle at the
The Warrior Hukilau will be to make the program successful, so we the importance of good community relations end of the day. They will have a lot of fun,
h e l d t o m o r r o w f r o m 11 : 3 0 kept most of what we did last year and to the U.S. Army in Korea. especially when we stop at the bowling alley,
a.m. and continue for the rest added more ideas as we developed this “Part of the 2nd Infantry’s mission is to the swimming pool, and practice their
of the day. year’s program,” Lim said. create good community relations, so this English skills we are teaching them here in
“City Hall wanted a larger program for English Language Camp is a great the classroom.”
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Primary will be held Jan. 29,
Tax Center ends season with impressive results
2008. For more information By Jim Cunningham Both these great men would be
call: 732-8854. USAG-RC Public Affairs impressed by witnessing the
USAG-Casey— The great and results of the Area I Tax Center
M o t o rc y c l e Tr a i n i n g wise Plato of legend would be at Camp Casey May 4, according
Classes at Camp Mobile proud to witness Camp Casey’s to Capt. Stacey Cohen, Area I Tax
Ta x C e n t e r, f o r h e o n c e s a i d , Center director.
Motorcycle safety training is
“When there is an income tax, the “We prepared more than 2,000
now available for redeploying
just man will pay more and the tax returns, we had several Brig. Gen. John Johnson,
2nd Infantry Division
unjust less on the same amount of thousand clients come through our assistant commander for
Soldiers who plan to m a n e u v e r, p i n s t h e A r m y
income.” doors for assistance and we were
purchase a motorcycle upon Commendation Medal on Spc
Another great sage, of modern able to prepare taxes for more than
their return to CONUS. The Blair Mickles during a ceremony at
times, Will Rogers said, “The 2,000 of them,” Cohen said. “We
class will accommodate up to the Camp Casey Tax Center May
income tax has made more liars out have received refunds for service
eight Soldiers. For more 4. Spc. Mark Kazmar and Pvt.
of the American people than golf.” Jarred Banks also received the
information call: 724-5443. See Tax Center, Page 7 Army Commendation Medal.
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members and their families here in the this Tax story than meets the pocketbook. “Stefanie donated more than 250 hours of
community of more than $2.2 million. We have “One of the other things we did this year is her time not in just interviews, but also insuring
saved service members and their families close for the first time we took a mobile team of that the tax returns were sent certified mail to
to $200,000 in tax preparation fees.” some Soldiers up to the Joint Security Area the IRS,” said Cohen. “Without Stefanie we
The mobile tax centers were new this year and prepared taxes for Soldiers at Camp would not have known how the Army sends
and they performed very well, according to Boniface,” Cohen said. “We had 10 special things certified mail.”
Cohen. duty tax preparers including a civilian volunteer “The Tax Center is open and will remain open
“The mobile tax centers assisted in preparing for the first time.” until June 15,” Cohen said. “June 15 is the
tax returns for 150 additional clients who would “I actually saw more than 90 percent of all deadline for Service members serving overseas.
otherwise have been put out because there is the clients that came to the Tax Center,” said We are still doing tax returns here at Camp
no tax office in their area.” Stefanie Cools, volunteer tax preparer. “I Casey though Camp Stanley and Camp Red
The Tax Center expects to do more than 100 actually did the initial interview with most of Cloud centers have closed.”
tax returns before June 15. There is more to the clients.”

Building 215 gets a make over


By Margaret Banish-Donaldson everyone finally came together and
USAG-RC Public Affairs within three weeks the laundry room and
USAG-RED CLOUD —A few kitchen were cleaned up, light bulbs were
months ago when someone walked into replaced and the directorate for public
building 215 at USAG-Red Cloud, dryer works expertise strike team came in and
sheets laid all over on the floor in the did some minor repair work.
laundry room. In the kitchen, leftover “This is our building,” Fisher said.
food was found in the pots and pans. In “People are now using the kitchen more
addition, in the refrigerator the shelves and cleaning up after themselves, and I
contained moldy food. don’t find dryer sheets laid all over the
JIM CUNNINGHAM
Unbelievably, this is where senior floor.” Food Management Assistance Team Sgt. Michael Dixon, FMAT, Ft. Lee Va., Andrew
noncommissioned officers and officers Broken chairs were replaced and Pisney FMAT Ft. Lee, Va., Chief Warrant Officer Arnoldo Montiel, Chief, Management
lived until Master Sgt. Robert Fisher extra tables were added. This is a model Assistance Division, T.J. Welin, acting Deputy Commander, Lt. Col. Les Brown, Special
became the building manager. of a successful partnership and an Troops Battalion Commander, Chief Warrant Officer Antelano Villon, 8th Army Food Director,
“I don’t think anyone else could have example of cost effectiveness. One key Master Sgt. Derek Rivers, Senior Food Operations Management, brief T.J. Welin on the
done the job better than Master Sgt. lesson that this project taught everyone Food Management Assistance Team mission to Korea May 4.
Fisher,” said Sgt. lst Class Lance Wilson. was that where there is the will and joint
“He would be up by 4 a.m. cleaning. I efforts, there is hope and progress, Fisher FMAT rate USAG-RC DFAC excellent
am only sorry to say he is leaving in acknowledged. By Jim Cunningham installationFoodServiceProgramandinstillfood
November.” “The building was probably at 30 USAG-RC Public Affairs service management discipline. We record our
Despite living in close quarters, the percent when I took over the building USAG-RC—DiningfacilitiesinAreaIswept observations to assist in improving the program
Soldiers do enjoy their barracks. manager position, and now I would say 29surveysbytheFoodManagementAssistance and provide a basis for follow-up actions. We
it is anywhere from 80 to 90 percent,” Team Mission to Korea May 1-4 rating from 75 are here to assist.”
However, since they are only inside to
to 100 percent excellent. Ratings gauged The team examined and evaluated the
sleep, eat and watch television, they Fisher said. “It might drop a little bit
categories from cleanliness, quality of food, checks and balances regarding budgeting,
spend most of their time outside on field because of the upcoming exercise.” recognitionprograms,foodservicemanagement
There is cable TV in the building, but menu variety, friendliness of servers, speed of
exercises. boards, mid-year reviews, semi-annual
headcount, to overall evaluations.
“If we expect them to go fight for all the Soldiers look forward to having a disinterested inventory, and the Army Food
“We are here to render assistance in raising
our country, we ought to be able to have big screen television in the kitchen some the quality of food service, achieving economy, Management Information System.
clean, decent facilities for them to live day. and increasing effectiveness,” said Andrew “Thechecksandbalancesintheseprograms
in,” Fisher said. “It was a team effort. “Quality of life for the troops is not Pisney,systemsmanagementspecialist,FMAT. are solidly in place,” said Sgt. Maj. Michael
Once I had a meeting with everyone, just a nice thing here,” Fisher said. “It’s “We are here to help ensure regulatory policies Dixon,FMAT.“Everythingthatneedstobedone
we all agreed to do our part.” a necessity.” and procedures are uniformly applied to the is in place.”
Despite the numerous challenges,
May 18, 2007 Page 9

Guards aim
for excellence
By Cpl. Jung Jae-hoon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
REYNOLDS RANGE — More
than 320 U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan
security guards fired M9 pistols May
7-11 for qualification.
“In order to carry a firearm, they
need to be weapons qualified,” said
Garrison Emergency Services Director
Ricky Oxendine. “They need to know
it to the same standards as the Soldiers
they are protecting.”
There are 430 Korean security
guards working throughout garrison
installations. Many of the guards have
worked for the U.S. Army for more
than 20 years; however, some of the
guards are new.
“We are security guards, which
means we protect facilities and lives,”
said USAG-Yongsan Senior Security
Guard Sin Yung-suk. “It is important CPL. JUNG JAE-HOON
See Guards
Guards, Page 12 Yongsan Security Guards fire their M9 pistol during May 8 weapons qualification at Reynolds Range, south of Seoul.

Community Bank opens to


happy K-16 Air Base customers
K-16
By Pvt. Im Jin-min machine placed in front of the
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs center’s main entrance.
K-16 AIR BASE — Officials cut The bank was formerly located
a ribbon to celebrate the opening of near the post exchange and only
a new Community Bank at K-16 Air open for four hours a day on
Base May 9. The long awaited bank Wednesdays and Thursdays. Only
had been in the works for two years. check cashing was possible.
The bank is located at the Customer Devilin Parrish, a
Community Activity Center. It is now University of Maryland University
open five days a week. College field representative,
Customers can make new bank explained how it was before.
accounts, deposits, and loans, “We had a lot of inconvenience
including all available services they going so far to the old bank ...
can find at the Yongsan Garrison inconvenience of the banking hours PVT. IM JIN-MIN
Community Bank. Depositing may be because when we did a deposit it Devilin Parrish becomes the first customer of the new K-16 Air Base bank following a ribbon
more convenient with the new ATM See Bank
Bank, Page 12 cutting ceremony May 9.

University of Maryland University College students graduate


By Pvt. Im Jin-min “You’ll build more confidence and take on more
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs responsibilities and tasks in your daily lives,” he said.
YONGSAN GARRISON – University of “You are also much better prepared to be an active
Maryland University College-Asia honored its participant in the affairs of our nation.”
graduates May 5 with a commencement ceremony Eighth U.S. Army Commander Lt. Gen. David P.
at Seoul American High School Auditorium. Hundreds Valcourt praised the graduates for their achievements.
of friends, relatives and well-wishers attended. “You have something most industries and nations
While 56 graduates donned cap and gown, a total are willing to get their hands on,” he said. “It’s not
of 141 Korea-based students earned their degrees. PVT. IM JIN-MIN something you can buy, or something someone can
Throughout the Pacific, UMUC-Asia graduated more Proud UMUC graduates beam at the May 5 commencement. give you. When you consider your college degree
than 800 students. Ambassador Alexander Vershbow told the graduates. and your leadership, you are now the complete
The graduates were made up of servicemembers, “You survived.” package.”
Defense Department civilians, U.S. Embassy staff, Vershbow acknowledged the graduates for striving Students around the world enroll to achieve their
famly members, as well as Japanese and Korean through the difficulties of work shifts, financial strains academic goals. Online course, classroom-based
citizens. and family commitments while finishing their degree instruction and other academic programs are available
“Congratulations,” Guest speaker U.S. programs at the same time. during the day, night and weekends.
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Spider-Man 3 premiere draws 565 Yongsan moviegoers


NEO Exercise News
Thursday through May 20, U.S. Forces
Korea will conduct a semi-annual training
exercise to practice noncombatant
evacuation operations. All
noncombatants are required to
participate. See your unit NEO
representative for information. The
exercise will be conducted at Collier Field
House.

Tree Spraying
Pest controllers will start tree injections
through July 31. Tree injections are not
harmful to people or the environment if
not tampered with. Spraying of other
trees and shrubs will begin May 21- Sept
30. If you or your vehicle come into
contact with pesticide drifts or sprays,
wash affected areas with liquid detergent
soap and water as soon as possible. For
information, call 724-4176.

Pedestrian Gate Upgrades


From Monday - May 31, Gates 3, 7, and
8 will undergo new turnstile installation.
CPL. KIM SANG-WOOK
Gates will remain open for pedestrian
The line to an Army and Air Force Exchange Service premiere of Spider-Man 3 extended for as far as the eye could see (almost). There were
traffic; however, expect delays. For
information, call 738-4409.
a few seats left, but 565 Yongsan moviegoers enjoyed the special May 2 show.

KATUSA Family Day event


Mini-Job Fair
There will be a mini job fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. gathers parents and sons
Friday and May 29 at the U.S. Embassy By Pvt. Im Jin-min
Club. Transitioning military, family USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
members and civilians are welcome. Bring
YONGSAN GARRISON — More
copies of your resume. For information,
call 738-7334.
than 40 parents and siblings met with
their sons and brothers to celebrate
Military Family KATUSA Family Day at the Joint U.S.
Appreciation Day Military Affairs Group headquarters
The USO and DeCA are sponsoring a conference room May 4.
Military Appreciation Day 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Korean Augmentation to the U.S.
Saturday at the Yongsan commissary Army, commonly known as KATUSA,
parking lot. There will be free hot dogs, is a program that has Korean Soldiers PVT. IM JIN-MIN
prizes, games and more. For information, working side-by-side with their American Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army and their family members take a look at their work place
call 724-7781. May 4 at Yongsan Garrison.
counterparts.
2007 Community Festival “This is the third KATUSA Family “Most importantly it lets families unaware of exactly what their sons
Enjoy food, live entertainment and games Day we’ve done to recognize the spend time with their sons, learn did as KATUSAs.
1-6 p.m. May 27 at the Collier Field House Soldiers, and to let their families know about our unit and also have some “I only had a vague idea of what a
Soccer Field. Adults: $5 donation. they are doing an important mission fun.” KATUSA was,” said mother Kim Jung-
Children under 3: free. Alpha Kappa helping out with the U.S. Forces, as well Madden said he was surprised at sook. “But, the briefing and slide shows
Alpha Sorority, Inc. is hosting the event. as the Republic of Korea,” said event the perfect attendance because each clarified much about where and how my
There will be a Korean Idol talent contest coordinator Sgt. 1st Class Bruce Davis. Soldier had at least one parent that son is working. It was very reassuring.”
starting at 1:30 p.m. For information, send The event opened with a briefing by could attend the event. KATUSA Soldiers sang, “How
e-mail.
JUSMAG Chief Col. Kevin Madden. He “The KATUSA Soldiers work Deep is your Love” to thank their
Volunteers Needed explained about the organization and the with great spirit and make an parents. A barbecue luncheon followed
The Virtues English program requires prominent roles of KATUSA Soldiers. exceptional sacrifice,” Madden said. the entertainment. The attendees then
active-duty servicemembers to “The main purpose is to bring “Parents are very proud of them.” visited JUSMAG-K headquarters, the
volunteer two Saturdays per month. The parents together,” Madden said. Many parents said they were See KATUSA
KATUSA, Page 12
classes are Saturday and May 26. Sign
up as a volunteer today. For information,
call 724-7781. Spouses group donates record number of scholarships
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs AFSC President Cynthia Forrester “We are thrilled to be able to
Sorority Party
YONGSAN GARRISON — The said members were happy to support the educational goals of these
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host a
party 8 p.m. June 7 at the Hartell House. American Forces’ Spouses’ Club contribute to the educational dreams talented students,” Forrester said.
Everyone must wear something “white”. awarded a record $72,000 in of the recipients. There were also 12 college
There will be food served and a wine scholarships at a May 2 Hartell House The spouses group runs the South recipients and 10 adult recipients.
tasting. Prizes and consolation gifts will reception. Post Chosun Gift Shop. Forrester said AFSC has two goals.
be presented with a grand prize of a This year, 40 high school students, “I want to thank all of the volunteers “Our organization provides a
television. For information, call 725-6548. college students and adults received at the Chosun Gift Shop for raising the supportive social network for our
scholarships ranging from $500 to funds to make these scholarships spouses,” she said. “We also want to
USAG-Yongsan Web Site $3,000. possible,” Forrester said. enhance the community in which we
For more news and information, visit the
Eighth U.S. Army Commander Lt. Among the 18 high school scholarship live by raising funds for Korean and
Yongsan Garrison Web site at
yongsan.korea.army.mil. Gen. David P. Valcourt distributed the winners, the top recipients were American welfare projects, in addition
scholarships on behalf of AFSC. Katherine Bezold and Michael Nelson. to scholarships.”
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Yongsan Tax Center closes
Tax
By Pvt. Im Jin-min
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON — The Yongsan
Tax Center celebrated its closure with a May
10 ceremony.
The center served more than 3,100
Katie Bell (left) speaks with community members and generated more than
participants about a winning entry. $4.2 million in state and federal tax refunds. It
saved servicesmembers, Defense Department
civilians, and family members more than
$375,000 in tax preparation fees.
The center started the tax season Jan. 31
and remained open six days a week until the
May 10 closure. The staff consisted of 13
Soldiers and four civilian volunteers. The
workers completed two weeks of intense
Internal Revenue Service training in January.
“We had a great group of Soldiers from a
variety of areas and units,” said Yongsan Tax
PHOTOS BY CPL. KIM SANG-WOOK Center Officer-in-Charge Capt. Denise
More than 110 community members attend a ceremony to honor local poets at the Yongsan Library April 30. O’Connell. “With just two weeks of training,
Yongsan honors local poets in contest they worked hard, learned the job, and did it
knowledgeably and professionally.”
By Cpl. Kim Sang-wook “I’m a journalist major and I wrote poetry myself O’Connell added there were no complaints
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs when I was younger,” Bell said. “I am amazed at and that customers were very appreciative.
YONGSAN GARRISON — The Yongsan the people who entered the contest and I really “We really had raving reviews about the
applaud you. You are all winners.” Soldiers,” she said.
Library announced its most “talented poets” April
Bell briefly addressed to attendees and shared “All of them are heroes,” said 8th U.S. Army
30 in a local poetry contest.
her poetry knowledge. Bell announced the winners Chief of Staff Col. William Kidd. “They put in
Katie Bell, spouse of U.S. Forces Korea
a tremendous effort.”
Commander Gen. B.B. Bell, presented 14 awards and gave a certificate to each category winner.
“You’ve improved our quality of life and we
to each winner from Seoul American Elementary, “We wanted to encourage children and community
deeply appreciate your services,” he said.
Middle, and High School, as well as adult members to write poetry and things that they wanted
Tax preparation services will continue to be
participants. to express,” said U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan
provided at the Client Legal Services Office in
More than 110 community members packed into Libraries Director Dr. Kim Im-soon. “April was
the Community Services, Room 229. For
the Yongsan Library meeting hall to congratulate the National Poetry Month and we also observed
information, call 738-8111.
awardees. See Poets
oets, Page 12
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Guards from Page 9
that we are efficient with the weapons, they can find out the readiness of the
just like Soldiers.” security guards and promote
The guards were required to score awareness on how serious their job
at least 35 out of 50 to qualify. can be, he said.
“Most of the guards qualified their “I was nervous at first, but by
first time through because many of qualifying it has enhanced my
them have served as soldiers,” Sin confidence on what I’m doing,” said
said. “If some fail, we give them three Security Guard Gu Gang-yu. “I think
additional attempts during the training this helps all security guards to have
to qualify.” pride in what they do.”
The guards fired at target The guards also trained on nuclear,
silhouettes from 7, 15 and 25 meters. biological and chemical tasks as part
“We always carry pistols during of the biannual training.
duty hours,” Sin said. “It is important “Our duty is very important for
that we skillfully handle our the sake of the servicemembers,” Sin
weapons.” said. “We have to be accountable
By firing the weapons to qualify, about force protection all the time.”

Bank from Page 9


had to be directly person to person, Ellis. “This is a great event, and
not to an ATM machine,” Parrish we’re very excited to open up this
said. “So then we had to go to facility.”
Yongsan, which takes two hours Ellis added that the post would be
from here.” enduring, which means the
The bank will have four permanent Community Bank has the
tellers. responsibility of providing better
“The facility here is really the quality services for the expanding
greatest because everything is now community. Soldiers and family
at one-stop location,” Parrish said. members at Suwon won’t have to
“It’s a lot easier to do the transition drive all the way to Yongsan Garrison
and transactions back and forth. I anymore.
will be using this bank a lot.” Community Bank Vice President
Community members will be able Cecil Bowen commended officials,
to dine, enjoy leisure activities, and staff, and community members.
use the bank all in one place because “This was a difficult long
the K-16 CAC feature all facilities process,” he said. “It took a lot of
in one location. effort and coordination to put
“Customers will be greeted by the together this excellent facility. We
smiling of our associates and with appreciate very much all the help we
great service”, said Community were given and all the hard work you
Bank Assistant Vice President Sue did to achieve it.”

K ATUSA from Page 10


barracks, and then took a windshield “The way you judge parents is by
bus tour of Yongsan Garrison. watching their kids,” Madden said.
“I am excited to take this occasion The Soldiers are devoted and
to show my parents how well I’m mature, he said.
getting along,” said Cpl. Kim Yool- “Parents should be proud, not only
ho. “I want to thank them for their of their Soldiers, but also of
loving care.” themselves,” he added.

Poets from Page 11


National Library Week.” Johansen achieved first place in
Kim said the contest let community adult category with his poem, “Journal
members show off their poetry skills Entry #1.” He said writing a journal is
as well as to give an opportunity to a daily routine for him.
compete with each other. “I’m really happy about the
The contest inspired 74 community turnout,” Kim said. “We received good
members to write poems with various responses from our users and our
topics and expressions. family members.”
“My poem is about journal writing,” Library officers offered certificates
said Arthur Johansen. “I write journals from Morale, Welfare and Recreation,
almost every day, not just about my as well as Army and Air Force
daily life, but also about my hopes, Exchange Service gift coupons to
thoughts and goals.” winners.

Yongsan Garrison on the Web


Web
Yellow Dust information available online at
the Yongsan Garrison Web site:
http://yongsan.korea.army.mil
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Army life begins at 40 -- for some
By Cheryl Harrison and physical data; counseling and treating patients and joined the Army to change the direction of his
Special to The Morning Calm Weekly with personal, behavioral or mental health problems; life. With the support of his wife and young daughter
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — Under assisting with the care and treatment of psychiatric, he said, “I’m glad I did this. When I go home now, I
provisions of the Fiscal Year 2006 National Defense drug or alcohol patients; providing bedside care in really appreciate what I have there.”
Authorization Act, the Army has raised the enlistment hospitals to include taking the body temperature, pulse Experience has shown that older recruits who can
age to 42 for active duty, reservists and Army National and respiration; and giving medication to patients under meet the physical demands of Army service generally
Guardsmen. the direction of physicians and nurses. make excellent Soldiers. They have a maturity,
Raising the maximum age for Army enlistment Spc. Maria Moton, 42 years old and mother of three motivation, loyalty and patriotism that bring a wealth
expands the recruiting pool, provides motivated sons, joined for what some would say were selfish of skills and experience to the Army, according to the
individuals an opportunity to serve and strengthens reasons, but for her, an opportunity to fulfill her dream. U.S. Army Recruiting Command. Applicants must
the readiness of Army units. Fort Sam Houston is no “This was my first time to join. I wanted to join at meet eligibility standards, to include passing the
exception. One class, 68X Class 02-07, of the Mental 18, but had a minor accident and couldn’t go as I had physical standards and medical examinations.
Health Specialist Course at the Army Medical planned. When they upped the age, I looked at my Another “old timer,” Spc. Jerome Schmidt, 43
Department Center and School, is a perfect example. job, which was unfulfilling, and decided to do this for years old, was a stay at home dad for six years and
“Out of a class of 53 we have what I’d call 10 ‘old me. And though my husband had reservations, my holds a degree in psychology, having had a practice
timers,’” said Capt. Darrin Vicsik, the spry 37-year- sons told me to go for it, and for once I wanted to do for years.
old commander of B Company, 187th Medical something for me.” “I hope I am setting a good example for people
Battalion, “eight of which are proud to say they are From Nigeria, Spc. Sunday Esho moved to the when they see how I carry myself, The PT stinks,
over the age of 40 and two are pushing the big 4-0.” United States seven years ago. because they don’t divide us; we do it with the 20-
Spc. Carol Wright, wife, mother of two and He wanted to join the Army in his home country year-olds,” said Schmidt. “My wife supports me with
reservist said, “I’m proud of my age. I’m 46 and I since he was a young boy. However, due to politics this and she rocks!”
don’t feel old at all.” and tribal sentiments, he was not chosen to be part of Not the last, but the oldest, is Spc. Jeanette Cathy.
“ I was in the service for 10 years back in 1982. I their Army. Disappointed, Esho went on to take up At 47 years old, Cathy rejoined, having spent earlier
wanted to come back in after I received a recall letter civilian pursuits and earned two bachelor’s degrees years in the army.
from our president. I wanted to be able to do my part in accounting and social sciences, and a master’s “The Army is very different today. It has to appeal
if I could get into this class.” degree in social sciences. to a different generation.”
Now a member of the Mental Health Specialist “The group usually makes fun of me, being an older “It allows Soldiers to retain individuality yet conform
Course, the younger members of the class as well as guy, but if I do stuff, they want to do it, and when I to rules and regulations,” said Cathy. “Being the oldest
her other older peers look up to Wright. run, they want to run too, to try to beat me,” said doesn’t make me feel old, I never want to feel old.”
“If they can do it why can’t younger people like Esho. Cathy also left a great job to serve her country. As
me do it?” said Pvt. Eddy Perez, age 19. Esho’s battle buddy, Pvt. Qubia Austin, said, “He’s a civil service employee, Cathy worked with adults
The mental health specialist is primarily responsible cool. I look to him for advice on everyday stuff. He’s with disabilities. She feels she sometimes has an
- under the supervision of an Army psychiatrist, social good to ask advice.” advantage over her younger classmates due to having
worker, psychiatric nurse or psychologist - for Spc. Centino Uy, 41, originally from the Philippines, the life experiences.
providing mental-health treatment to patients. Their now calls Florida home.
duties include collecting and recording psychosocial Uy left a plumbing job, which he said was boring,
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boy, she was hunted down by expertly avoiding emotional beaten unconscious, Rae is left for become an obsession for four men as his army of 300 courageous warriors
vengeful townspeople who cut out commitments and long-term dead on the side of the road when their lives and careers are built and to lead Greece in the defense of the
her tongue and killed her. They buried expectations. when Huck sets out Lazarus discovers her. Lazarus destroyed by the endless trail of clues. country. Aided by his wife, Queen
.her along with her "children," a hand- to win the main event of the 2003 quickly learns that the young woman Rated R (strong killings, language, drug Gorgo Leonidas is able to inspire his
made collection of vaudeville dolls. World Series of Poker- and the he's nursing back to health is none material, sexual images) 158 min men to walk into certain death. They
Since that time, Ravens Fair has been affections of Billie Offer, a young other than the town tramp from the will engage the Persians in battle at
plagued by death. Rated R (horror singer from Bakersfield- there is one small Tennessee town where they Thermopylae in a narrow canyon
violence, images) 89 min significant obstacle in his path: his live. Worse, she has a peculiar anxiety where the invaders cannot take full
anger toward his father, L.C. Cheever, disorder. He realizes when the fever advantage of their army of hundreds
the poker legend who abandoned hits, Rae's affliction has more to do of thousands. Rated R (graphic battle
Huck¡¯s mother years ago. Rated PG- with love lost than any found. Refusing sequences, sexuality, nudity) 117 min
13 (language, sexual humor) 150 min to know her in the biblical sense,
Lazarus decides to cure Rae of her
wicked ways--and vent some
unresolved male vengeance of his
own. Rated R (sexual content,
language, violence, drug use) 118 min

Perfect Stranger No Show Smokin Aces The Number 23 No Show No Show No Show
(R) 6:45 p.m. (R) 6:45 p.m. (R) 6:45 p.m.
Perfect Stranger Perfect Stranger Lucky You Lucky You Lucky You Premonition Premonition
(R) 9:30 p.m. (R) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.
300 Black Snake Moan Zodiac Black Snake Moan 300 No Show Lucky You
(R) 9 p.m. (R) 8:50 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.
Zodiac Black Snake Moan Zodiac Black Snake Moan No Show Lucky You 300
(R) 7 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 8:40 p.m. (R) 7 p.m.
Lucky You Lucky You 300 Black Snake Moan Black Snake Moan Zodiac Zodiac
(PG13) 8:45 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m.
Bridge To Terabithia Bridge To Terabithia Bridge To Terabithia 300 300 Black Snake Moan Black Snake Moan
(PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m.
Happily N Ever After Happily N Ever After Happily N Ever After Premonition Premonition Ghost Rider Ghost Rider
(PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m.
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Do not withhold words of encouragement
By Chaplain (MAJ) Wayne Hollenbaugh disciples. He told Nathaniel that he was a “man without More than a few years ago, the boys in my
501st Sustainment Brigade guile”. He told Peter not to shrink from his presence. He neighborhood were getting together for some pick-up

Y
ou have heard the story of the deer and the told Peter that he would be a “fisher of men”. basketball. I was a good dribbler and a fair shot on my
antelope who were both very much at home Then Jesus told the Zacheus to come down from his own, but I had some discouraging moments in team play
on the range. One day the antelope was overlook, a tree, because he wanted to have dinner at his so I routinely passed the ball for others to shoot. One
sulking and the deer asked, “What’s wrong?” The house. Finally, he told the criminal crucified next to him older boy took me aside and chided me for not shooting
antelope replied, “I thought I just heard a discouraging that “today” he would begin an eternal life with Jesus. when I was clear. In looking back, it was one of the
word.” From the Bible I also remember that God told Gideon, most encouraging moments of my life. I have been
The subject of encouragement has been in high when he was hiding from the enemy, that he would be “shooting” ever since, (including many “air balls”).
profile for a number of years and especially with interest “a mighty man of valor”. Because of that encouragement from an older kid, I
in praise for children. Many parents have a magnet on God encouraged Moses to confront Pharaoh. Once, have learned to “take a shot” in many areas of life
their refrigerator with select words of praise. In addition, when King David was faced with his city being burned where I may not be an expert.
sincere words of praise are crucial in those moments to the ground, and all the women and children taken An encouraging word is a Godly action that can turn
that we do not feel praiseworthy and in times of draining captive, David despaired of his own life. Nevertheless despair to hope, fear to faith, and reticence to
discouragement. “David encouraged himself in the Lord.” He received resurgence. Do not withhold words of encouragement
Personal encouragement is a Godly action. As a God’s course of action, defeated the enemy, and took for others or yourself, you might turn their (your) whole
Christian, I think about Jesus when he selected his back everybody and everything. life around.

Area III W orship Services


Worship
Protestant Wednesday 7 p.m. Freedom Chapel KATUSA
Collective Contemporary Sunday 8 p.m. Camp Long Chapel
Sunday 10:30 a.m. Camp Humphreys’ Sunday 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel Faith Formation
Zoeckler Station Chapel KATUSA Wednesday 4 p.m. Freedom Chapel
11 a.m. Camp Humphreys’ Tuesday 7 p.m. Freedom Chapel For information on Latter-Day Saint services, call 031-612-0265.
Freedom Chapel, Sunday 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel
Area III Chaplains
Camp Long Chapel,
Suwon Air Base Chapel Catholic Chaplain (Maj.) Ray Robinson
2 p.m. Camp Eagle Chapel Mass raymond.robinsonjr@korea.army.mil
Gospel Sunday 4 p.m. Camp Long Chapel Chaplain (Capt.) Byong K. Min
Sunday 1 p.m. Freedom Chapel 5:10 p.m. Camp Eagle Chapel Justin.k.Min@korea.army.mil 721-3356
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Maynard Triplets
to perform in Korea
June 8 through 10.
— AREA I — For the Maynard Triplets, three is their
lucky number. But the luck has nothing to
2007 USAG-Casey do with their raw talent. With their country
30 KM Bike Race, (12 May 2007)
and a cappella style, they have wowed
Women's Division All Ages: 1) Karen audiences from L.A. to Nashville.
Lashley, ACAP; 2) 2LT Stephanie Ference, Featured on the hit television show
HHC, 2ID PMO American Idol, as well as a slew of national
Men's Division Open: 1) CPT Paul Lashley, magazines and television shows, these
HHC, 2-9 IN; 2) SPC Tyler Jacobs, ladies mean business when they step up
HHC, 1/72 AR to the mic.
Men's Division Senior: 1) CPT Rober Perry,
All shows are open to the military
HHC, 1/72 AR; 2) 1SG Sean Connor, community and free of charge, courtesy
HHC, 2-9 IN of AFE and MWR. For more information,
contact DSN 723-3749.
Warrior Invitational
Boxing Competition Results
12 May 2007, at Camp Red Cloud SCHEDULE
Fitness Center June 8: Camp Casey, Gateway Club,
Outdoor Area, 8p.m.
Lightweight: GENE MARTIN, Won by RSC,
Defeated ALEXANDER BARROGA; Lt. June 9: Kunsan AB, Loring Club, 8 p.m.
Welterweight: JUAN FLORES, Won by June 10: Osan AB, Mustang Club, 7 p.m.
RSC, Defeated CESAR TREJO;

Memorial Day Special


Welterweight: AARON VALDES, Won by
RSC, Defeated JEREMIAH COLVIN; OMAR
THOMPSON, Won by RSC, Defeated MWR Calendar
BRETT AGUILLARD; GARREN DIATALEVI,
Won by Point, Defeated ANTONIO 2007 Regional Championships

Events and Activities


GIBSON; ANTHONY MILLION, Won by & Special Events
Piont, Defeated ANGEL AVILA; Lt.
Middleweight: JOSH WAGNER, Won by
— Hosted by MWR —
Retirement, Defeated CRAIG OVERHOLT;
ALDWIN CASTILLO, Won by Retiremen, 2007 Eighth Army
Defeated TREVOR ADAMS; Middleweight: By Rakendra Moore
Golf Championship
COURTNEY DONNATIEN, Won by Hot dogs, barbeques, family, friends Memorial Day Weekend will be the
Retirement, Defeated CORY June 12-15
KAPAHULEHUA; WILLIAM MILLER, Won
and a three-four day weekend are just traditional opening of the MWR Outdoor
by Point, Defeated REDEL CURTIS; The 2007 Eighth Army Golf enough to get anyone excited about Pool. It will be open every day from 1200-
JAMES FLINT, Won by Point, Defeated Championship will take place at Memorial Day. MWR has a host of 1800.
ANDREW BLISS; EMILLIANO KAKU, Won
by Point, Defeated JUAN VARELA; TIM SungNam Golf Course. Participants activities lined up that will be fun for the
SILVA,Won by RSC, Defeated, ROBERT must qualify through their area whole family. Memorial Day Weekend will USAG-Humphreys
ZUNIGA; Lt. Heavyweight: TODD command regional qualifying events. have events around the peninsula,
NORDMAN, Won by Point, Defeated
something for everyone to enjoy. Camp Humphreys will offer an area wide
JEREIMYM DAWLEY; Heavyweight: Event is open to Active Duty Military
dart tournament on the 26th, a One-Pitch
WILLIAM MCDONALD, Won by Point, Assigned to Eighth Army
Defeated JONATHAN STAZER; USAG-Red Cloud at Soldiers Park from the 26th -28th, and a
Installations. For more information,
Supr Heavyweight (Open): OCTAWO Memorial Day 5&10K run starting at the
ARAUJO, Won by Medical Ret, Defeated, contact your local MWR Sports Office
Camp Red Cloud will be having a Gymnasium.
JASON MATOUICH; Supr Heavyweight: or
ELDRED WOODARD, Won by Point, Stanley 5K Run on May 26th at 0900 and a
DSN 725-5064. USAG-Daegu
Defeated MARCUS DOXIE; CHRIS Memorial Day Bowling Tournament
PREWITT, Won by RSC, Defeated
ANDREW OLOMON; CHARLES BELL, Won Anthem Tour, June 12-15 starting at 1300 in the Bowling Center on
May 27th-28th. Camp Carroll will be having lots of
by RSC, Defeated MICHAEL BARDO (Various Installations) opportunities to get “physical” this
— AREA II — Camp Hovey’s Community Activity Memorial Day Weekend starting off with
A truly original sound that is creating
Center will host a Memorial Day “War a community cookout on the 23rd with a
a big wave throughout the U.S.,
Intramural Movie Marathon” all day on the 28th. traditional barbeque and all the trimmings
Softball League, May 12-13 Anthem provides musical diversity for
for only two dollars per person. Then
all reggae fans from roots to
Camp Casey will be hosting a Warrior spring into a Reverse Triathlon, running,
US Embassy (0) 8th Army (15) dancehall. Anthem’s dynamic
US Embassy (4) Kanakas (14) Country Golf Championship at the biking, and swimming at Camp Carroll’s
performances inspire their audiences
Sockor (1) 8th Army #1 (16) Indianhead Golf Course May 28 - 29 Fitness Center on the 26th at 0900. After
Sockor (0) 8th Army #2 (7) to have as much fun listening to their
starting at 0700. the triathlon, Racquetball & Volleyball
CRUS (16) 8th Army #2 (1) music,
CRUS (12) 14th MP (9) Tournaments start at 9 on the 28th. One
18th Med (14) 14th MP (0)
as they do playing it. There is a special China Tour Trip that can also enjoy Waterskiing, windsurfing,
18th Med (14) 501st MI (13) will be taking off from May 26th to the 29th,
Suslak (13) 501st MI(2) June 12, Taegu AB, Jake’s Place, 7PM kayaking and rafting at Camp Carroll
94th MP (19) Navy (3) for more information contact any CAC in during this Memorial Day Weekend.
June 13, Chinhae NB, Duffy’s, 8PM
USAG-Red Cloud.
Post Softball, May 12-13
Jun 14, Camp Carroll, Hideaway, 7PM
Strategists will enjoy a recreational
Jun 15, Cp. Humph., Tommy D’s, 8PM USAG-Yongsan Chess Tournament at Camp Walker and
Yongsan (W) 14 - Casey (W) 0 Jun 16, Camp Casey, Gtwy Out., 8PM
Yongsan (W) 1 - Casey (W) 2 for the athletes at heart; there will be a
Yongsan (M) 1 - Casey (M) 4 The Memorial Block Day Party & Battle Daegu & Waegwan Area Softball
Yongsan (M) 1 - Casey (M) 15
Eighth Army Ten Miler of the Bands will kick off at Noon in the
June 23 Tournament. Camp Walker also has a tour
Main Post Club Parking Lot. Event runs organized to Herbhillz.
Upcoming events: The 17th Annual
until 1800. A grand prize of 2 tickets to
Pacificwide Men’s & Women’s Softball The Eighth Army Ten Miler will take
Tournament will be conducted 25-28 May Jeju-do will be awarded during the day. Let’s remember that Memorial Day is a
place at the Camp Casey, Carey
at the 4 Plex on Lombardo Field. day set aside to honor those who served
Fitness Center. Race day registration The 17th Annual Pacific-wide Men’s &
begins at 6:30-6:45AM, followed by a our nation with their lives. Today, that is
— AREA III — Women’s Softball Tournament will run
course briefing. Race begins at still honored but it is more of a celebration
May 25th-28th. Opening Ceremony takes of life. This year we honor our fallen with
Post Level Softball Scores 7:15AM. Course maps are available place at 0830 at Lombardo Field/Collier
May 13 (Men Only) from USAG-Red Cloud Sports, DSN a celebration of life. Join MWR for a fun
Field House. filled weekend and another opportunity
Osan (17) Humphreys (2) 732-6276. This is the qualifying event
Humphreys (6) Osan (3) for the Men’s and Women’s Active to relax and enjoy life.
The Retiree Appreciation will honor
Humphreys (22) Osan (19) Duty Army Military Teams for there
Osan (15) Humphreys (5)
retirees on Yongsan May 25th at 1830 with Contact your local MWR office for further
Eighth Army at the Army Ten Miler. a BBQ, music. And door prizes. Event is information.
free for Retirees with ID card.
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8th Army CG,


C SM visits
W arfighter
Pfc. David Lampson, an automated
logistical specialist in Fox
Maintenance Company, 1-43 AMD
Battalion, 35th Air Defense Artillery
Brigade, received a visit from
Lt Gen. David Valcourt and
Command Sgt. Maj. Barry Wheeler.
Lampson had seldom sought after
the honor of having his paperwork
and military occupational specialty
knowledge put to the test by his
commanding general.
For his bravery, Lampson received
the commanding general’s coin.
CAPT. DAVID C. MARLOW

35th Air Defense Artillery conducts fun run


By Pfc. Gretchen N. Goodrich overcome,” said Master
35th Air Defense Artillary
Sgt.Michael L. Belt, the
Osan Air Base - Thirty-three participants from across the 35th Air Defense coordinator of the event
Artillery communication’s section finished a one-day “Fun Run” up Madison and the NCOIC of S6
Hill, despite the difficult challenge, May 11. HHB, 35th ADA.
Ask any marathon runner, and they’re bound to tell you about the endless The short jaunt to the
amount of miles run during the course of a week training for such an event. top ended after everyone
Fitness experts may tell you how many hours they spent on the stair climber at made it the finish line, and
the gym over a course of time. then the group retraced
Some would even venture to explain in detail the dynamics of either of the their steps down the stairs
two; however, not everyone knows what it’s like to combine them – the distance, to grab snacks and share
the speed and the stairs. in an awards ceremony.
But those who ran up Madison Hill probably could. “It was fun afterwards,
Take a quarter mile uphill, add in 733 steps, and you have a natural stair but tough during,” said
climber – one created by Mother Nature and man. Borg, the Alpha Battery
“It was really hard actually,” said Cpl. Dong Sung Lee, a KATUSA soldier training officer with 1-43
with 1st Battalion, 43rd ADA, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery. “As ADA. “I’d have to
soon as I made it to the stairs, my muscles started failing.” prepare better next time
But muscle failure didn’t stop Lee from snagging first place overall in the — it wasn’t what I
event. He was followed by 1st Lt. Joe W. Borg, executive officer for 1-43 expected.”
ADA Alpha Battery. Not only was the event
1st Lt. Heather A. Maestas came in first for the woman’s age group 18-24. a challenge, but it was also
She also took 1st Place for the overall female category. looked at as a way to bring
In the men’s category for age’s 40-and-over, Spc. Xu Huang placed first and signalers across the
Staff Sgt. Curtis Wilson placed second, both warfighters are from 1-43 ADA. peninsula together. With
For ages 18-24, Laurence Chute won 1st Place followed by Pvt. Clinton A. 35th spread out over the
Smith, a signal support specialist with HHB, 35th ADA. country, events like this
For the 25-29 age group, 1st Lt. James L. Watson, executive officer of HHB, help bring the Soldiers
35th ADA placed first followed by Spc. Randy S. Keilholtz, who is also with together to form P .G
FC N. G
RETCHEN OODRICH

HHB 35th ADA. camaraderie, said Belt. 1st Lt. Joe W. Borg, the Alpha Battery executive
Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Greene with HHB, 1-43 ADA took first in the men’s “It’s a break from the officer, 1-43 ADA, runs up the flight of stairs.
30-39 age group just in front of Staff Sgt. William Gorham. Both represented 1- normal day,” Greene said.
43 ADA. From the base of the hill, all the signalers and other members of the He also stated that because it was something different, he had no problems
unit raced up the quarter mile track, which included an incline of steps to the top convincing Soldiers to participate.
— where 362nd Signal Company is located. Even though the event was for Even though this was the first run, plans are already in the making for the
communication’s personnel, all were invited to participate. next one. Coordinators want to make this an annual event.
After the start whistle, the group dashed up the first straight and flat hill “Overall it was very successful, and we’re hoping for more numbers next
leading to the mouth of the stairs. The minute the group hit the stairs, many time,” said Belt. Along with Maj. Veronica H. Magnotto, of 35th ADA, Belt
immediately started walking because of the difficulty of the twisted staircase was able to orchestrate an event that ended up being a huge success for all the
leading to the top. runners – especially the winners.
“When you actually hit the stairs, its unevenness is a huge obstacle to “It’s about not giving up and pushing yourself to the end,” Belt concluded.
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YOGA CLASSES
Tues. and Thurs. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
aerobics and cardio classes are also
available Mon. - Thurs. from 4:30
to 5:30 p.m. Classes meet in the
aerobics room at the CAC. Classes
for all skill levels. Info call 753-8807.
TEEN JOBS AT CYS
Job openings for teens, 16 years or
older for youth sports baseball
officials and scorers. No prior
knowledge or training needed. CYS
will train. You become a member of
the Sports Club and receive paid
training as well as have your
association dues paid. Games are
scheduled on Friday evenings and
Saturday mornings and afternoons.
CYS ADULT JOBS
Youth Sports has positions for
sports officials and scorers to help
with all Youth Sports games. You
must be able to work some Friday
evenings and Saturday mornings/
afternoons. Contact Lisa Hogue,
Youth Sports Director NANCY TURNER
lisa.hogue.1@korea.army.mil 753- Students in picture from left to right: Ryan Tubon, Haily Carlisle, Emma Taliento, Gee Moon, Kenya
5051. Thompson, Meagan Rourke, and Hyong Kim.
AUDIE MURPHY CLUB

HAES students visit area zoo


The Camp Humphreys Sergeant
Audie Murphy Club is looking for
SAMC members who want to
become active while assigned to By Nancy Turner many students was viewing the lion speak with Korean students who
Korea. SGT Morales members who HEAS Information Specialist
are interested in becoming SAMC den. were also visiting the zoo. The
members are also encouraged to Humphreys American Ele- The students got to see the lions play Korean students and teachers
attend. Meetings are held the third mentary School (HAES) fourth rough, as well as see which lion was practiced their English skills with
Wednesday of each month. Contact through sixth graders were given king of the den. HAES students.
Sgt. 1st Class FC Lawson-Hurt at the opportunity to visit the Grand The students also got to see the This study trip was a huge
010-2259-3026 or Sgt. 1st Class Park Zoo in Seoul, May 4. elephants and view a quick dance success, and the students had a
Miles at 010-3148-3450. The students enjoyed the recital within the elephant’s habitat. chance to experience animal
COMPUTER CLASS FOR experience of seeing different The HAES students also got to habitats through a hand’s on
SPOUSES types of animals. One favorite for experience the Korean culture, and activity.
ACS has an ongoing eight-week

U.S., Korean warfighters


computer basics class for spouses.
Classes are Monday and ACS recognizes
Wednesday in the the ACS resource
volunteer
enjoy day at ceramic expo
room. First one is geared to
Philippines spouses; the next will be By Billie Spearman
for Russian and English spouses Wonju Enclave Army Community Services
Representatives from the Wonju
Soldiers spend
and another for Korean spouses an interesting viewpoint. “This
taught by CPAC. Graduates will experience was great for even me, he Enclave recently recongized Capt.
receive a certification of completion. Kyle A. Taylor as the outstanding
time in Incheon
said. A native Korean, Park has never
Pre-registration required. Call 753- volunteer for the month of April.
seen this pottery made in person.”
8401, limit to five. Taylor is a great asset to the Wonju
By Spc. Kevin Buzby Pfc. Stephan Smith, from the 2nd
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX Enclave. He has provided multiple
Headquarters and Headquaters Company, 2nd CAB CAB S-3 shop added similar
REGISTRATION opportunities for youths to advance
Soldiers of Headquarters and sentiments. “It was a great experience
Now underway for the MBA 500
Headquarters Company, 2nd Combat for my friends and I,” she said. “One in Korea. He is always supportive of
Class, Foundations of Problem-
Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry of these days you’ll remember years programs that bring the Korean and
Based Learning. Classes will start
On-Site at Osan Air Base June 13 Division, recently visited the Icheon from now and think back about the United States Good Neighbor
Register early to reserve your class Ceramic Expo. people you were there with.” program to the forefront of his
slot. DEADLINE to register is June The Soldiers left U.S. Army Assignment to Korea is only mandated community.
6. Info contact Jerry Kellogg Garrison Humphreys in civilian attire, to be a one year tour. The expo helped Taylor volunteers to teach English
(Jerry.Kellogg@phoenix.edu) at glad to be taking in a relaxing day to maximize the time of the Soldiers at Wonju and works with various
DSN 753-8920, or drop by the away from the usual high OPTEMPO. stationed here. It also provided the programs with the local orphanages.
Education Center, Building S-300. On display were many hand-made He supported a farmer in efforts to
warfighters with an opportunity to
plates, dishes and other pottery items. further understand the Korean culture rebuild a wall that was damaged
USAG-Humphreys Public Both Soldiers and fellow KATUSAs — as well as raise the camaraderie during last years monsoon season.
Affairs Announcment were surprised and extremely pleased between the KATUSA and U.S. Taylor is a volunteer who truly makes
Please your stories and information with the expo and its many events. Soldiers, which is already at a high a difference in the community.
for publishing in The Morning Calm There was a museum outlining the level. Ultimately, turning this event into He teaches English at the Sangji
Weekly USAG-Humphrey’s News history of Korean potteries and a a training exercise contributed to University in Wonju every Thursday
& Notes section, call 754-6132, 8847 performance displaying the techniques building an even more cohesive unit, during Bible study.
or 8598. Email information to of traditional Korean ceramic making. For his efforts, Taylor was
positively affecting the 2nd Combat
andre.butler@korea.army.mil. Cpl. Park Se Chae, the awards presented an Outstanding Volunteer
Aviation Brigade Headquarters’ ability
clerk in the S-1 at the 2nd CAB, had to “Fight Tonight”. Bag by Wonju ACS.
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USAG-Humphreys
units sponsor
bowling party
By No Hyon-chu
USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs
USAG HUMPHREYS—The Soldiers of 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion,
527th MI Bn and 532nd MI Bn and the 249th Military Police Detachment held
an Easter Party for the children of the Shin-seng Children’s Home on Apr. 28
Bowling Center here.
More than 30 children arrived and were treated to lunch and then they enjoyed
playing a round of bowling with the Soldiers.
Shin-seng Children’s Home, located An-seong, takes care of children who
have a single parent with financial difficulties or those without parents.
Maj. John S. Chu, 527th Military Intelligence Battalion, explained the meaning
of the event.
Our brigade has enjoyed a long relationship with SCH and today’s event was
prepared to provide their children an opportunity to spend time with U.S. soldiers
as good neighbors and to give them the chance to experience another culture,
Chu said.
Tina Chu, 527th MI Bn Family Readiness Group leader, who coordinated the
event said, “Especially today there are more volunteers than children. More
Soldiers, civilians, and families came to participate than we had expected and
notably 249th Military Police Detachment volunteers are cooperating us today’s
event.” F. NEIL N EELEY

One of the children from the Shin-seng Children’s Home offered her thoughts Spc. Shawn King, B Company, 3rd MI Bn., gives a few pointers to 12-
on the day. year-old, Yeo Jung-min during the bowling party for the children’s home.
“This is my first time of bowling. I don’t know how to make a score but it is brought his birthday presents to share with SCH’s children.
exciting to strike pins” said Kim Myung-in, a 13-year-old girl. “I heard this event would be near my birthday. So I wrote down on the
SCH instructor Ms. Lee Min-hee said, “It was not easy to bring all children invitation card that I wanted to share my birthday presents with orphanage
to the bowling. So this would be the first experience of bowling for the most of children. Then my friends gave more presents to me so I came here to share
children. They have been looking forward to visiting on base and playing bowling presents with this children,” Koonce III said.
for more than a week.” There was one more surprise for the children; they all got Easter Baskets
Following the bowling, there was a birthday party for the SCH children. provided by the 249th Military Police Detachment. The event concluded about
Linwood E. Koonce III, an 8-year-old family member who attended the event, 4:00 p.m.

ASC deputy gives seminar on employee readiness


Participants learn
skills needed for
potential employment
USAG Humphreys Army Community Services
recently hosted an employment seminar entitled
“Job or No Job” at the Community Activities
Center. The title refers to the popular television
series “Deal or No Deal.” Led by ACS
Employment Manager LaVita Vincent, the seminar
offered advice, instruction on the many skills
necessary to land a job. The instruction included
practice interviews where those attending could
role play as either the interviewee or the
interviewer and a fashion show displaying
professional attire to wear to an interview and on
the job. About 24 people attended the all day
event. Here Vincent (standing) offers some
feedback to Naydeen Alejandro (facing camera)
and Wanda Burdine who had just completed a
practice interview.

Editors Note: For more information about


BOB MCELROY seminars, contact you local ACS office
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Army to host Armed Forces Day celebration


By Pfc. Na Kyung-Chul Happy Valley train provided by the
Area IV Public Affairs U.S. Army Materiel Support Center-
CAMP WALKER – The U.S. Korea. McGruff the Crime Dog will
Army Garrison – Daegu will host its also be on hand throughout the day to
6th Annual Armed Forces Day entertain the children.
Celebration for the public at the Camp The American Forces Network-
Walker Army Heliport (H-805) here Korea Daegu Detachment will
May 19 beginning at 1 p.m. broadcast live from the event between
The Armed Forces Day Celebration noon and 3 p.m.
features numerous static displays of Other entertainment includes a
U.S. Army aircraft, tactical vehicles concert by the Directorate of Morale,
and equipment, a variety of Welfare and Recreation-sponsored
entertainment for children, and food. Filipino band “Love & Kisses”, from 6
The gates will open to the public at – 8 p.m.
12:30 p.m. Units participating in the Armed
The opening ceremony for the Forces Day Open House include HHC,
Armed Forces Day Celebration begins 19th Sustainment Command
at 1 p.m. with the playing of the Korean (Expeditionary); 304th Signal Battalion;
and American national anthems by the 168th Medical Battalion; 188th Military
PHOTOS GALEN PUTNAM
Republic of Korea’s 50th Homeland
BY
Police Company; USAMSC-K and the
Reserve Division Band, followed by Soldiers from the 201st Special Forces Brigade, 2nd Republic of Korea Army, 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery
opening remarks by Col. John E. demonstrates their martial arts prowessduring opening ceremonies of the 2004 Annual Regiment from Camp Carroll, and the
Dumoulin, Jr., the U.S. Army Garrison Armed Forces Day Open House at the Camp Walker Airfield (H-805). The event, which 2nd Infantry Division’s Combat
– Daegu commander. was open to the public, drew more than 1,000 visitors. Aviation Brigade. ROK Army units
Other opening activities include a M1025 high mobility multipurpose- Augmentation to the U.S. Army include the Second ROK Army, 50th
performance by the 50th HRD Band, wheeled vehicle with MK-19 grenade Soldier to translate for visitors. Homeland Reserve Division, and the
precision drill and ceremonies launcher, M1078 2.5-ton light medium For the fifth consecutive year, the 201st Special Commando Brigade.
performed by the Second Republic of tactical vehicle, and the mobile kitchen 168th Medical Bn. will showcase its Backpacks, book bags and
Korea Army Honor Guard, and a trailer. medical chemical and biological containers will not be permitted inside
farmer’s dance performance by Rotary wing aircraft on display protective shelter, which uses an the heliport for security reasons, nor
members of the Nam-gu District include the U.S. Army’s Boeing CH- advanced filter and air pressure system will parking be available inside the
Office. The ROK Army’s 201st 47D Chinook, Sikorsky UH-60 Black to create a safe environment for patient installation. Visitors must use their
Special Commando Brigade will give Hawk (MEDEVAC), and the Boeing care in a contaminated area. The unit Korean identification cards to enter
a martial arts demonstration at 3 p.m. AH-64D Longbow Apache. In will also provide health screening for through Gate 7 at the base of the
Static displays open to the public at addition, the Republic of Korea Army the public. control tower in Daemyeong-5-dong
1:30 p.m. and close at 7 p.m. Visitors will display UH-1H Iroquois and A variety of activities will also be behind the Daegu Garden Hotel and
can get an up-close look at the M2A2 Hughes MD-500 Defender rotary wing available to keep children entertained. across from the Donghae Ban Jeom
Bradley Fighting Vehicle, MIM-104 aircraft. They will also show a jeep, The Better Opportunities for Single restaurant.
Patriot Missile Air Defense System, chemical equipment, mortar and small (and Unaccompanied) Soldiers Contact the U.S. Army Garrison-
M109A6 Paladin self-propelled arms. Each display will include English organization is sponsoring the Red Daegu Public Affairs Office at (053)
howitzer, M992 field artillery and Korean language information Dragon, Space Jumper and tunnels 470-6907 for more information about
ammunition service vehicle, M998 high boards with a subject matter expert to inflatables. Visitors can also ride the Armed Forces Day Celebration.
mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicle, answer questions and a Korean around the heliport on the children’s

Carroll Soldiers pitch-in at Waegwan clean-up effort


Pfc. Jang Won-il and debris along each side of a major roadway. kyu, president of the JCI Waegwan Branch. “We
USAG – Daegu Public Affairs Heavy rainfall from the day before made the bags have been trying to build relations with the
containing leaves and moist dirt quite heavy. American military and now that we had this event,
WAEGWAN – A group of 24 soldiers from However, that didn’t cause any problem to Pfc. I am looking forward to continually having more
Camp Carroll joined more than 30 volunteers from Thomas Whipps, Headquarters and Headquarters collaborative events in the future.”
the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Korea – Battery, 2-1 ADA. The same goes for U.S. Army and Korean
Waegwan, and the Waegwan Nature “I feel good about helping outside of post. Army Augmentation to the United States Army
Conservation Organization on a beautification It’s good to help the community,” said Whipps Soldiers of Camp Carroll.
project of the roads of Waegwan Industrial who started his service on the peninsula “I believe this is a very good chance for us to
Complex May 10. January 2007. This was his first chance to give something back to the community and begin
The group consisted of soldiers from 2nd mingle with the local civilians. “I feel a little a cooperative and mutually beneficial
Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery; 16th Medical closer to the people of Waegwan now. It’s kind relationship,” said Sgt. 1st Class Reinaldo Young,
Logistics Battalion; 501st Sustainment Brigade; of a bonding thing. I think they are very 501st SBDE. “I am willing to come back next
and United States Army Garrison – Daegu. friendly people.” time.”
The day’s community clean-up assignment was Camp Carroll soldiers have joined local “We are delighted and thankful for what the
to clear up the sidewalks near the Waegwan organizations several times a year to conduct American Soldiers contribute to our community,”
Industrial Complex in the southern part of similar projects in the past. said Kim. You have done great things for us as
Waegwan. The Soldiers who were divided into “We didn’t have that many opportunities to our neighbors.”
two groups raked, swept, and bagged leaves, trash work with the American Soldiers,” said Kim Dae-
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Exercise Scheduled
Adaptive Focus, a force protection
exercise, will be conducted Sunday –
May 25 at Camp Carroll. The exercise
is designed to examine the
installation’s ability to deter attack
and to respond to emergency
situations. People who live and work
in the area should expect some noise
and additional personnel and traffic
during this period. For information,
call Maj. Eric Elliot at 723-8434.

Armed Forces Day


The U.S. Army Garrison-Daegu will
host the 6th Annual Armed Forces
Day Celebration 1 p.m. Saturday at the
Camp Walker’s H-805 heliport. The
celebration includes a variety of
aircraft, tactical vehicles and
equipment static displays,
entertainment and food. It will
conclude with a concert by the
Filipino band “Love & Kisses” at 6
p.m. The gates will close at 8 p.m. For
more information, call USAG-Daegu GALEN PUTNAM
at 768-6907 or 764-4345.
Students from Jennifer Sharp’s 2nd Grade Class display the Valentines Day cards they made for “their Soldier” Pvt. Victor Girau, who is serving in Iraq.

TAS students ‘adopt’ Soldiers in Iraq


Use of Gate 7
Camp Walker will continue to undergo
Access Control Point security
upgrades through June. In order to
relieve the traffic congestion caused
by vehicles attempting to exit Camp
Classes excited So don’t think I forgot about all
of you. How could I? When I
checkers and dominoes but I am
unbeatable at Connect Four and

to receive letters
Walker during peak hours, a “limited” received your box and cards it Monopoly.
opening of Gate 7 for outbound vehicle made me the happiest man in the Back at home my favorite food
traffic has been approved. Gate 7 is world. In Iraq I am a guard. I sit is Pizza. It’s my favorite because
open to outbound traffic 8 – 9:30 a.m.
and 5 – 6:30 p.m. From within Camp
from Soldiers in a tower and watch everything.
So, everyone can sleep good at
you can almost put anything on
it. Like pineapple, mushrooms,
Walker, Gate 7 can be accessed by night knowing I am watching chicken, beef, ham and it still
By Galen Putnam
driving through Gate 9, which is the their back. When I was around tastes good. My favorite snack is
Area IV Public Affairs
airfield gate. Following are your age I always wanted to be a Pop-Tarts. Any type of Pop-Tart
requirements while driving on the CAMP HENRY – The Service policeman and a ninja turtle ... I’ll eat because they are all good
helipad: Speed limit on the airfield is 5 members, Civilian employees,
MPH. Four emergency flashers must ha ha. so it’s hard to have a favorite.
contractors and their Family I like to read sci-fi books or It’s weird that your class sent me
be used while traversing the airfield. members of the U.S. Army
Take all traffic directions from the make believe books. I love a lot of M + M’s because those
Garrison – Daegu “Make a reading books about dragons are my favorite too. My favorite
Security Guards on the airfield.
Access will take place on duty days
Difference” not only locally and and knights riding horses. colors are red, black, and white.
only, and will be exclusively for the regionally, but globally. This is Believe it or not I love reading, it Everyone calls me G since my
use of four wheeled vehicles. evidenced by Taegu American is good for you and sometimes last name is so hard to say. So,
Bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles School students, who reached out you can pretend you’re the you can call me Mr. G or Victor.
are not authorized to exit through Gate to Soldiers serving in Iraq by character in the book. My all Before I joined the Army I was
7. For information, call Victor Lowe at sending care packages through the time favorite type of book is going to college to become a
764-4167. school’s Support a Soldier Comic books. teacher. I didn’t have enough
Program. My family lives in a town in money to finish but, the Army is
AAFES/DeCA Recently, classes started
Advisory Council New Jersey called Perth Amboy. I helping to go to school now. I
receiving responses from “their” lived there all my life until I actually do like the military but,
An Army and Air Force Exchange
Service and Defense Commissary
Soldiers. Reproduced below is the joined the army. I have 3 sisters it is so hard being away from
Agency Advisory Council meeting response received by Jennifer and 2 brothers. Their names our home.
will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday at Sharp’s Second Grade Class from Ada (23), Brian (17), Rene (12), Well I was going to e-mail you
Soldier Memorial Chapel Building S- one of the soldiers. Emily (4), and Issable (1). I live but, I figured the class deserves
620(Annex) on Camp Walker. The with my mom Annette, well used a hand written letter. Hey kids
community is invited. For information, Hey kids, to, and I have a 2 year old please excuse my sloppy writing
call AAFES at 764-5188, or DeCA at I want to start off by saying
764-5310. nephew Jayson who means the I haven’t written a letter in
Thank you so much. As you world to me. months. I want to thank you, all
already know my name is Victor My favorite sport is baseball! of you once again for your
TAS Book Exchange
Girau. I am 20 years old in the I’ve been playing it since I have cards. Whenever I get upset I
Taegu American School will hold a
Book Exchange Wednesday at the
army for almost a year. Well been 6 years old. My position read them and they make me
TAS Library. You can bring your old actually more than a year. No, I was 3rd base. I loved it. I also happy all over again. Feel free
books the week prior to obtain your am not married but, I have a used to play football and I’m not to write me anytime kids. I can
“book bucks.” Don’t miss this pretty cool girlfriend. I been in to good at basketball. My be your pen-pal. Thanks again!
opportunity to get some new reading Iraq for 7 months but, they just favorite game is chess. It is very Sincerely,“Mr. G”
material before summer break. For let me go home to see my family challenging and makes you think
information, call Dr. Marguerite Green for 2 weeks and that’s why it
at 768-9501. real hard so when you win it P.S. You All Are Number 1
took me so long to write back. makes you feel great. I also like in my heart!
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Students inducted into National Honor Society


Pvt. Dana R. Pugh who are not members are encouraged to strive for
19th ESC Public Affairs that honor as well.”
CAMP GEORGE - Brig. Gen Raymond V. Mason also presented each inductee with a coin
Mason, commanding general of the 19th Sustainment to recognize the inductee’s accomplishment.
Command (Expeditionary) recognized many 19th “Being a part of the National Honors Society is
ESC servicemeber’s children during his speech at a important because it’s bettering myself and also doing
National Honors Society and National Junior Honors extra to benefit other people as well,” said Alexis
Society induction ceremony at Taegu American Parker, a 7th grade NJHS inductee and daughter of
School May 11. Staff Sgt. Robert E. Parker 19th ESC Support
Six students were inducted to the NHS and six students Operations. “This is a way we can help the community
were inducted to the National Junior Honor Society. even more and help other people. I like encouraging
Mason’s speech encouraged students to prioritize my friends to be a part of it, because the more people
their lives by keeping the most important things first, that are into it, the more fun it will be.”
but still making time for all the “little things” in order During the ceremony, NHS officers lit four
to have the fullest life possible. candles that represented scholarship, service,
He supplemented his speech with a visual analogy leadership, and character and described what each
using a jar, golf balls, gravel and water. He filled the jar of them means to the organization. Each inductee
with the golf balls, representing the most important things was then given a candle which that was lit by one of
in life such as family and friends. Next, he added the the original four candles and recited the National
gravel to the seemingly full jar which represented things Honor Society Pledge to complete their induction.
that seem important at times but end up being small. “It’s very important that we have this celebration
Last, he added water to the jar, which demonstrated because when these students are initiated, it’s not
that we all have the potential push ourselves a little only recognition for them, they are now role models
harder and to ourselves commit a little more when we for us,” Henson said. “They’re what we want other
think we have reached our limits. students to be able to emulate, and we expect a lot
“Life is a constant challenge and a balance PVT. DANA R. PUGH out of them as well. This is not just a one time award,
between what is most important, such as school, Kelly Schutte, Taegu American School student and NHS this is a commitment.”
friends, fun and family,” said Mason. “All of these treasurer, lights a candle representing character, one of the four The inductees are:
things are in there and balanced in your life, and you qualities held in high esteem by the National Honors Society NHS: Jesse Covan/12; James Weber/11; Linda
have to figure out where to put them.” during induction ceremony May 11. Boshons/11; Agnes Choi/10; Gianluca Scoppa/10;
The NHS was founded in 1921 in order to create “Once they become an NHS student, there are a Monica Shubert/10
an organization that would recognize and encourage lot of expectations on them. It keeps them motivated NJHS: Erika Brun/8; Diane Owen/8; Paul
academic achievement while developing other and on their toes,” said Keith Henson, Taegu O’Leary/8; Daniel Dudley/7; Daniel LeJeune/7;
characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy. American School principal. “Hopefully their friends Alexis Parker/7
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19th ESC OPD: Building next generation’s leaders


By Maj. C.L. Morelle-Oliveria then flew directly to Vietnam. He highlighted the enduring service of troops
19th ESC Public Affairs “Our RSO&I process was about four to five days,” today, the focus on team building through effective
CAMP WALKER – The 19th ESC hosted its explained Hatch, alluding to his in-country integration. realistic training, the Army’s combat experience, care
first officer professional development breakfast “Once in Vietnam we were selected individually for families in crisis, and ultimately, the Army’s ability
featuring Deputy Commander, Col. Richard G. and put into a new unit and in the bush in about 48 to self-govern and develop.
Hatch, as guest speaker May 3 at the Evergreen hours. There was no ‘team’ concept.” Hatch “I just returned from Fort Bragg, where I, and
Community Club. described that atmosphere of one of loneliness, where Majors Eric Griffin and Pete Kim, served on a BCTP
This particular forum was the brainchild of Maj. new Soldiers were perceived as unwelcome (Battle Command Training Program) for a new unit,
Stephen Redmon, deputy judge advocate, who intruders by those already bonded by mutual wartime an ESC like this, being stood up to provide the entire
noticed that the command did not have a current experience and survival. logistical support for all of Iraq. What they are doing
OPD program in place when talking to some of his He talked about the Army’s family notification is historic,” Hatch said. “I want you to know, that
peers. He then applied the Lean Six Sigma paradigm process and how, as in the film, “We Were Soldier’s what you all have done here has served as the
by soliciting 19th ESC officers for what they would Once and Young,” families really were notified of template for them now.”
want (versus being mandated) to have in their OPD their loved ones ultimate sacrifice through telegram, A brief question and answer session followed
and planned an optional, relaxed breakfast event with without unit or chaplain support. where officers discussed everything from resourcing
a qualified, experienced-based speaker. “We had about 75 percent of staffs filled in and force structure to counterinsurgency operations.
“We would have been negligent in our officer Vietnam. No Reserve or National Guard units “I found the OPD to exceed my expectations.
corps if we had not done this,” said Redmond, alluding deployed then,” he said. His return to the States It is not that often that you have an opportunity to
to Hatch’s unique 38-plus year career which has through San Francisco did indeed mirror the hear a first-hand account about how the Army has
spanned enlisted, warrant and commissioned officer stereotypical anti-troop experience. “We took our changed over the past thirty years,” wrote Capt. Eric
ranks, including war and peacetime. uniforms off, before going through the airport.” B. Christeson, judge advocate. “It is even less likely
“I want this to be an informal dialogue,” Hatch Hatch then compared all his experiences then to hear about these experiences from someone who
began. “My intent is to share with you some of my to the all-volunteer, combat experienced, has served in an enlisted, warrant and commissioned
experiences of over the past four decades.” expeditionary Army mind-set of today, voicing his officer capacity. It really helped to put things in
Hatch described his initial entry into an Army at belief that today’s Army is stronger, wiser and more prospective and served to remind that things could
war in Vietnam, the manner in which troops were capable because of improvements made in the post- be a lot worse.”
trained, the quality of troops it produced, family Vietnam era. Major Karen Wrancher, support operations
notifications and post-war Warrior support. “Some very forward thinking Chiefs of Staff of wrote via email, “We talked about military history
As one of a handful of regular Army volunteers the Army had it right,” he said, citing Generals and the different conflicts ... such as the war
at age 17, (he was a delayed contractee having signed Creighton W. Abrams Jr. (CSA 1972-74) and Eric between Russia and Afghanistan (and Mujahideen
up at 16) processing with a majority of draftees, he Shinseki (1999-2003), the former for his transition to attacks),” she wrote. “We also talked about Counter
experienced six to eight weeks of training which an all-volunteer force and the later for restructure Insurgency Operations and what is unfolding in Iraq
combined infantry basic and advanced initial training of the force. today.”
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Learn Korean Easily

The Phrase of the Week :


Week

“Where is a department store?”

Baekwajomi odie issumnikka?


department store where is
Vocabulary

shoes ‘gudu’

notions ‘jabhwa’

jewerly ‘bosuk’

This story is Situation of the Week : Restaurant


Week

about: How do I get there?


Gogiggaji ottoke gamnikka?

Where’s the restroom?

KATUSA Hwajangsiri odie issumnikka?

Where’s the shoe department?

Family Gudu kejangi odie issumnikka?


Where’s the restaurant?

Bulgogiro juseyo.

Day Eegollo butakhamnida.


I’ll take this.

How much is it?

gathers Olmamnikka?

parents Korean Expression of the W eek


Week

Your body and earth are


and sons Sintobulyi not two different things.
Products from hometown are the best.