You are on page 1of 30

JUNE 10, 2011

JUNE 10, 2011 Volume 9, Issue 33

Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea

Airsoft games: Epic

Weekend recreation for hundreds of Americans, Koreans filled with combative sports, demonstrations
By Walter T. Ham IV 8th Army Public Affairs
SEONGNAM, Korea What has hundreds of legs, two tails, a protective outer layer and can run down suspects, shoot targets, find bombs, break boards and speak two languages? The 10th Annual Airsoft Games held here Saturday. Hosted by the TANGO Security Force on the outskirts of Seoul, more than 240 American and South Korean military family members and students from the surrounding community took part in the Airsoft Games. Masked by camouflage and shielded by protective gear, the combatants engaged in epic Airsoft gun battles, tactically maneuvering on the mountainous terrain and pelting each other with plastic pellets. The military participants were from Special Troops Battalion-Koreas TANGO Security Force and the Republic of Korea Armys 172nd Infantry Battalion. In the capture the flag competition, the first round was won by the combined TANGO Security Force and Angels Korean Airsoft team. The second round of the competition went to the combined Republic of Korea Armys 172nd Infantry Battalion and Korean Gamers team. The participants also got to see some authentic U.S. military hardware, including a 718th Ordnance Company Explosive Ordnance Disposal display and various types of automatic weapons. And the action didnt stop on the pellet-covered field of battle. Following a Korean and American

Patriot Express mission operates on new schedule

YONGSAN GARRISON The Patriot Express inbound missions, which occur Mondays and Wednesdays from SeattleTacoma Airport, will temporarily have a new arrival time until further notice. The new arrival time into Osan is approximately 3:50 p.m. local time. This new time will also affect the show times for outbound missions occurring on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The new Tuesday show time for official travel will be 8:30 a.m. and the new Thursday show time for official travel will be 9:30 a.m. local time. The Osan Passenger Terminal will also open early bird checkin counters the day prior to each outbound mission. On Mondays at 10:50 a.m. and Wednesdays at 11:50 a.m. and will remain open until 6 p.m. local time. Space-A passengers are still required to arrive 15 minutes prior to the actual show time. For additional questions contact the Osan Passenger Terminal at DSN 784-1854/6883. x

Arrival times change

Kim Yunghyun, a 71 former South Korean Ssireum wrestler and current K-1 fighter, prepares for combative games Saturday with the Angels Korean Airsoft team during the 10th Annual Airsoft Events south of Seoul in Seongnam, Korea. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Nam Seong-hyun

See AIRSOFT, Page 14

Chipyeong-ri Battle Mongolia!

Explore the riches of Mongolian antiquity here in Korea: Page 16 Discover the Pivotal moment in Korean War, Page 6

Save Time

Best Wheels
See results for the Yongsan Auto Show: Page 9

Defense News USAG Red Cloud USAG Casey USAG Yongsan USAG Humphreys USAG Daegu P02 P05 P05 P09 P21 P25


No more Yongsan trips. Find out why: Page 22

Sights & Sounds P03 Command Perspective P04 Photo Feature Page P16

The Morning Calm
Published by Installation Management Command Korea

IMCOM absorbs FMWR

By Tim Hipps IMCOM Public Affairs



Commanding General/Publisher: Brig. Gen. David G. Fox Public Affairs Chief: Dan Thompson Editor: Russell Wicke Layout Assistant: Pfc. Jeong Yee-taek USAG-RED CLOUD Commander: Col. Hank Dodge Public Affairs Officer: Kevin Jackson Staff Writers: Pfc. Mardicio Barrot, Pfc. Jin Choe USAG-YONGSAN Commander: Col. William P. Huber Public Affairs Officer: Jane Lee Staff Writers: Sgt. Choe Yong-joon, Cpl. Hong Moo-sun, Pfc. Choi Sung-il USAG-HUMPHREYS Commander: Col. Joseph P. Moore Public Affairs Officer: Lori Yerdon CI Officer: Steven Hoover Writer/Layout Editor: Wayne Marlow Staff Writer: Pvt. Han Jae-ho USAG-DAEGU Commander: Col. Kathleen A. Gavle Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter CI Officer: Mary Grimes Staff Writers: Cpl. Jang Bong-seok, Cpl. Kim Min-jae Interns: Im Hae-na, Lee Seung-bin, Hana Noguchi and Mokihana Laysa
This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of the IMCOMKorea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. Circulation: 9,500 Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental Press of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation of the equal opportunity policy is corrected. Oriental Press President: Charles Chong Commercial Advertising Telephone: 738-5005 Fax: (02) 790-5795 E-mail: Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Phone: DSN 738-4068 E-mail:

The Morning Calm

Visit us online

for operations for the Installation Management Command. Weve come a long way from the mentality of If the Army wanted you to SAN ANTONIO, Texas Lt. Gen. have a Family, it would have issued you Rick Lynch, commanding general of one to the first Army Family Symposium the Installation Management Comin 1981, he said, and the publication in mand, presided over a ceremony 1983 of the Army Familys White Paper marking the integration of the Arby then Army Chief of Staff, Gen. John mys Family and Morale, Welfare A. Wickham Jr., which truly revolutionand Recreation Command into the ized the Armys thinking. The Army recInstallation Management Command. ognized the integral support role of the The ceremony on the Fort Sam Soldiers Families. Houston parade field completed the Wickhams White Paper led to the Family and Morale, Welfare and Reccreation of the Community and Family reation Commands Base RealignSupport Center on Nov. 23, 1984. More ment and Closure law-mandated emphasis was placed on supporting Solmove from Alexandria, Va., to Texas. diers Families when the organization Immediately after the FMWRC was renamed the Family and Morale, Command colors were uncased and Welfare and Recreation Command on presented, they were retired during a Oct. 24, 2006. deactivation ceremony that formally In the 27 years since CFSC now made Army Family and MWR proFMWRC came into existence, what a grams part of IMCOM and marked dramatic shift in how Family and MWR the creation of a Family and MWR programs operate on the garrisons and Programs (G9) Division. what services they provide, Jones said. The mission of the newly estabThrough all of the name changes, the lished G9 is to serve the needs and inmission of Family and MWR has reterests of each individual in the Army mained constant. community for the duration of their Lynch expressed the importance of association with the military. Family Command Sgt. Maj. Abe Vega prepares to and MWR programs are proof of the case the Family and Morale, Welfare and MWR to the nearly 200 Soldiers, Family members, employees and friends Armys commitment to support and Recreation Commands colors June 3 to attending the ceremony. You all, the care for all who defend the nation mark the deactivation of the organization employees of FMWRC, look in the mirand their Family members. At garrisons around the world, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. US Army ror and the reflection back is somebody who sacrifices themselves for the greater Family and MWR services and pro- photo by Evan Dyson good and makes an impact on the lives grams provide a source of balance for the men and women in uniform by fostering an envi- of the people that serve our nation in uniform and their ronment where Soldiers and Families can thrive, said Maj. Families and great civilians every day, Lynch said. So we are where we are based on what youve done, Gen. Reuben Jones, former FMWRC commanding general. Soldiers and Families know that the Army cares and and you should be very proud of that, he continued. You they see the tangible evidence of that support each and ev- should know that what you do is as important as what the ery day as they link with Army assistance and support ser- Soldiers on the field of battle do today, because youre back here taking care of their Families. vices, he said. Lynch assured the audience that FMWRCs deactivation As we integrate into the Installation Management Command, we will remain steadfast in our commitment to Sol- would not negatively affect MWR programs and services. The merger of these two commands has nothing to do diers and Families. We will never forget that the long-term strength of our all-volunteer Army depends on the well-be- with efficiencies, he said. It has everything to do with effectiveness. The great efforts that were doing at Headquaring of Soldiers and their Families. Precursor MWR programs began around the start of the ters IMCOM, now merged with FMWRC, amplified the ac20th century. In 1903, Congress authorized the Army to tivities that take place at the garrison level so we can do build, operate and maintain PXs, libraries, schools, recre- even a better job taking care of our Soldiers, our civilians, ation centers and gymnasiums for the troops. By the mid- and their Families. Were going to increase the output, but were going to 1940s, Special Services was created to oversee the rapidly do it in a more effective manner were going to take all this expanding programs. By the end of World War II, Recreation Services, the to the very next level. I could not be more encouraged and I Army Exchange and the Soldier Show were all part of MWR. could not be more optimistic. Jones agreed. Im a believer that change is change and that better cerFamily programs, however, remained few. During the 1960s and 70s, a few programs were created for Families, but it tainly is better, said Jones, who compared MWRs evolution wasnt until 1983 that the Army experiences a culture change to that of music recorded on 8-tracks, cassettes, CDs and MP-3 players. Is this organization going to be better? You regarding Families. We played an important role in the development of betcha. Hey, the next level is here, he said. Better is here. x modern Army life, said Jones, now the deputy commander

AFN asks for viewers help with on-air test

From American Forces Network
Submitting to The Morning Calm Weekly Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, story submissions and other items: For all submitted items include a point of contact name and telephone number. All items are subject to editing for content and to insure they conform with DoD guidelines. IMCOM-K Public Affairs and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located at IMCOM-K, Yongsan Garrison. For information, call 738-4068.

YONGSAN ARMY GARRISON American Forces Network Korea will conduct a test of its over-the-air broadcast of the AFN Prime Pacific channel only throughout the Republic of Korea today and Saturday. The test will temporarily interrupt TV programming with a code and an e-mail address displayed only. AFNK is seeking viewer support by asking viewers to write to the e-mail address provided, informing AFNK of the code and their location. Codes will

be changed every few hours over the 48-hour period, and viewers should send an e-mail each time they see a new code. The purpose of the test is to attempt to determine how many households in Korea view AFN Prime Pacific using the OTA broadcast, instead of using the Direct-To-

Home satellite service or an on-base cable service. DTH and on-base cable viewers will not see the codes or experience any disruption of programming. AFNKs OTA signal will be terminated Dec. 31, 2012. Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, the only way to receive AFN television services will be by DTH or on-base cable. For more information, contact Mr. Song Sam Choi, AFN Korea Director of Network Operations, at DSN 724-3872 or Commercial (02) 7914-3872, or e-mail at song.choi@ x

JUNE 10, 2011



Police Blotter
The following entries were excerpted from the police blotters the previous week. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. USAG Red Cloud Assault on MP: Subject was observed intoxicated. Upon arrival of military police, subject was directed to render his ID card. Subject became belligerent and refused to render his ID card to MP. During identification, he struck an MP and resisted apprehension. A check of his ID card revealed he was under the legal age to consume alcoholic beverages. He was then apprehended and transported to the provost marshals office where he refused to provide a proper breath sample. Due to his level of intoxication, he was processed and released to his unit with instructions to report at a later time. Failure to Pay Just Debt: Subjects 1 and 2 were transported by Victims taxi. Upon arrival to destination Subject 1 fled. Subject 2 then asked the driver to take him to another location. Upon arrival, Subject 2 entered his barracks room to get funds and did not return to pay the taxi fare. He was apprehended and transported to the provost marshals office where he was administered a blood-alcohol test, with a result of .127 percent blood-alcohol content. Due to his level of intoxication, he was processed and released to his unit with instructions to report at a later time. At a different time Subject 1 reported to the PMO where he admitted to the offense. Estimated Cost of Loss is $158.33. USAG Yongsan Aggravated Assault: Subjects 1, 2 and 3 were involved in a verbal altercation with their Victim which turned physical, when Subject 1 struck Victim in the face with a glass bottle, which caused him to fall to the ground. Subjects 1, 2, and 3 then struck their Victim several times in his face and chest with closed hands and feet. All three subjects were apprehended by Korean National Police were and transported to the KNP Station, where they were released into MP custody. They were then placed on international hold, processed and released to their units. USAG Daegu Possession and Use of Marijuana: Subject was observed by his unit member in possession of a bag which contained what was suspected to be Marijuana. Further, the unit member reported throughout the past month, he has smelled an odor of Marijuana on several occasions which emitted from the bathroom he shared with the Subject. A search of Subjects barracks room revealed the presence of drug paraphernalia, which contained burned residue. Investigation continues.

Pictured here are the tombs of An Changho and his wife, Lee Hyeryon in Dosan Park. Dosan Park was built in 1973 to commemorate Dosan An Changho's patriotism and his achievements as an educator. An Changho was a Korean independence activist, reformer, educator and politician. He organized and led the Korean-American immigrant community in the United States, with Heungsadan (Young Korean Academy) and Gukminhoe. He was also a key member of the founding provisional government of the Republic of Korea from April 1919. The statue of An Changho is the central feature of the park, circled by walking trails. Nearby office workers come here to take walks during their lunch break. The park is open free for everyone and is very popular among overseas visitors. To get there take subway Line 3 to Apgujeong Station. Take Exit 3 and walk 15 minutes. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jeong Yee-taek

Ans tribute in Dosan Park

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Offpost events and activities

Institute of Korean Royal Cuisine The Institute of Korean Royal Cuisine is the academy that preserves and recreates both traditional local Korean cuisine and the long tradition of royal cuisine, which has been designated Important Intangible Cultural Heritage No. 38. The foundation of the institute was based on the skills and mastery of Han Heesun (1889-1972), the very last head of cuisine court lady who served the last royal family of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The institute is open to anyone who wants to experience traditional Korean cuisine through various classes, such as Korean cultural food classes on Saturdays. Korean royal cuisine was designated as Important Intangible Cultural Heritage No 38 by the Korean government. The skills and techniques of royal cuisine preserved by the Institute of Korean Royal Cuisine have been passed down from the late Han Heesun, who was the head of cuisine court lady serving Gojong, the last emperor of the Joseon Dynasty, and the first generation professional title-holder, to Hwang Hyeseong, the second generation professional title-holder. The institute boasts a justifiable reputation as the true heir of genuine traditional Korean royal cuisine. As the leading authority on traditional Korean royal cuisine, Han Heesun, the last head of cuisine court lady of the Joseon Dynasty, established the Institute of Korean Royal Cuisine. In 1971, recognising the cultural importance of Korean food, the government designated it Important Intangible Cultural Heritage No 38. After the demise of Han Heesun in 1972, who had been the first generation professional title-holder of the royal cuisine, her mastery was succeeded by Hwang Hyeseong, and then Han Bokryeo and Jeong Gilga. Since its foundation, the institute has dedicated itself to promoting the importance of traditional royal cuisine, as well as passing down genuine Korean food culture. The institute consists of three main halls: Lecture Hall; Resource Room; and Research Room. The lecture room is equipped not only with cookware but also advanced audiovisual facilities to provide systematic and accessible lectures to the audience. It also has a cooking training room offering various cookery classes, including royal cuisine, Pyebaek food preparation course (special food for the bride and grooms families by the newly wedded couple after their wedding), and ceremonial cuisine for ancestral rites. Both the resource room and research room provide a wide range of media materials of traditional Korean cuisine and general references, as well as history of both local and North Korean cuisines and related materials. The Institute of Korean Royal Cuisine offers various lectures and classes to the public for the purpose of promoting the importance of Korean traditional cuisine, and passing on Korean cultural heritage to the next generation. The courses are varied for both occasional and ceremonial types of food, including royal cuisine courses, ceremonial cuisine courses and a course in Hanjeongsik (a full-course Korean meal with an array of savory side dishes). In order to promote the importance and benefits of Korean cultural food around the world, the institute offers foreign visitors the chance to experience Korean food culture through hands-on activities, such as various cooking programs and cookery courses. The programs are always open on Saturdays; for more information call (02)744-9092 or visit english/01.html (English). To get there take subway Line 1 to Jonggak Station, take a shuttle bus No.1 (get off at laundry site) from Exit YMCA. x

Source:;,, No endorsement implied.




Being cool comes at a cost

By Col. William Huber Yongsan Garrison Commander
YONGSAN GARRISON The USAG Yongsan air conditioning season officially started on May 30. While you may be tempted to crank up the A/C, the garrison is committed to good stewardship of the Korean peninsula and that includes responsible energy consumption. Conservative energy use not only benefits the environment and the economy; but more importantly, the Armys reputation. In this new fiscal reality, money is tight. We have all been forced to reevaluate our budgets and spend smarter. Cooling during the summer months consumes up to 70 percent of Yongsans energy resources. You can help Yongsan stay lean and green by following these simple tips: Use a fan in conjunction with the A/C to help circulate cool air more effectively Turn off everything not in use such as lights, televisions and computers all these items add heat to the room and force the A/C to work harder When cooking, keep lids on pots or better yet use a microwave instead Close curtains or shades on south and west facing windows to reflect heat away from the house

Col. William Huber

Weatherize your home by checking to see exterior doors seal properly All of us should think of our thermostats, stove dials and water faucets as directly controlling the flow of taxpayer money yours and mine. That money is a precious resource, and we have been entrusted to use that resource wisely. For our sake and the sake of future generations of Americans join me and the Garrison in promoting a culture of frugality. x

JUNE 10, 2011



Mark Hagelin, information and referral program coordinator at the Camp Casey Army Community Service Center, assists a displaced family member during the family assistance center exercise May 3. The exercise was designed to test the ACS-run family assistance centers ability to respond to an emergency. U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson

Accreditation with commendation

By Kevin Jackson
CAMP CASEY Area I Army Community Service recently achieved a milestone when it received full accreditation with commendation as a command-sponsored area for its wellness and readiness programs and services from the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command. At the time they told us we had passed accreditation, we said wonderful, said Linda Hough, Area I Army Community Service director. Everyone was so elated that they were standing up and cheering because we knew that our hard work really paid off. Im just so proud of (my staff). The six-person FMWRC inspection team based at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, visited Warrior Country May 9-12 and conducted a top to bottom inspection of the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I Army Community Service Center. The inspection ensures the garrison program is adhering to Department of the Army, Defense Department and federal requirements, and accredits the ACS for three years. ACS was exempt from some of the more than 200 standards in the past because it had few commandsponsored families. That changed December 2008 when U.S. Forces Korea announced that commandsponsored positions would increase across the peninsula. The FMWRC team used a comprehensive checklist that delved into ACS management, the Family Advocacy Program, Exceptional Family Member Program, Employment Readiness, Financial Readiness, Relocation Services, Mobilization/ Deployment Readiness, Volunteer Program, Army Family Team Building and the Army Family Action Plan. Some of the areas required checking records from the past year and even as far back as the last inspection. It also took a close look at program support provided by the U.S. Army Health Clinic, Casey Elementary School, Child, Youth and School Services and other organizations in the community. Those folks in the community helped us actually meet and exceed the standards, Hough said. Achieving the accreditation was not without its challenges. Hough and her team moved into a larger newly renovated facility in February and battled through staff shortages all while expanding its programs and services to meet the ever increasing need of newly arriving families. ACS put in countless hours since April 2010 preparing for the accreditation. I told my staff with this accreditation standard, it put us on the map, Hough said. Even with new hurdles and new mission that you can

Warrior Country Army Community Service Center achieves historic milestone

accomplish it, but not to rest on our laurels. Its like a beginning. Between the end of 2008 when tour normalization took a giant step forward on the peninsula through 2010, Hough said Area I ACS information and referral contacts had increased from 27,896 to 67,378. Vidale Herrington, spouse of Spc. Randal Herring, Headquarter and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade, is one of the customers who has routinely used ACS services. She is raising a 10-month-old son, 5-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son, and has actively participated in the New Parent Support Program. I love it, she said about NPSP and the other programs and services that ACS provides. It makes me feel great to know that they are there when I need them. Its hard when youre away from family. The New Parent Support Program has been a godsend to me. Miss (Madina Jubaban, NPSP coordinator) is very helpful, encouraging and understanding. While customers are pleased, Hough said the ACS focus now turns to the assessments that are an important part of the accreditation process because they ensure the center is meeting the needs of Soldiers, civilian employees and families who are entitled to its services. But even with six accreditations under her belt as an ACS director, this one clearly struck a chord with Hough. It is the best teambuilding tool, she said, because we all had the goal in mind that we wanted to pass accreditation. We have now proven that we can accomplish what our bigger centers and more established centers can also. x

A newly arrived Soldier waits to sign for some kitchenware from the lending closet in the Army Community Service Center at Camp Casey. U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson



By Sgt. Michael J. Dator, 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs
JIPYEONG-RI The Republic of Koreas 20th Mechanized Infantry Division hosted a memorial ceremony for Korean War veterans from the U.S., France and the ROK, May 27 to commemorate the Battle of Chipyeong-ni in the small village of present day Jipyeong-ri. The Battle of Chipyeong-ni was a pivotal moment in the history of the Korean War. It took place Feb.13-15, 1951 in a village approximately 35 miles east of Seoul. Some historians have come to call it the Gettysburg of the Korean War. It marked the turning point that provided United Nations troops with much needed hope and optimism. During the battle, the 4,500 Soldiers composed of the U.S. Armys 23rd Infantry Regimental Combat Team, the French Army Infantry Battalion, and the 6th ROK Division found themselves on low-ground and surrounded by 25,000 soldiers from the Chinese Peoples Volunteer Army. Over the course of two nights, the Chinese bombarded U.N. forces with waves of attacks. Through sheer determinations and resolve, U.N. forces were able to hold their position and deplete communist forces long enough for reinforcements to arrive and force the Chinese to retreat. The victory was the driving force that eventually led to the start of peace negotiations in July 1951. Chipyeong-ri was a significant moment in our collective histories, said Brig. Gen. Kelly J. Thomas, the assistant division commander for support of the 2nd Infantry Division. We will not forget the lessons of


News & Notes

Rugby Team The Area I Crusaders rugby club at Camp Casey needs new members from Warrior Country to fill out its roster. Anyone interested can attend a practice at 6 p.m., Wednesdays, at the Carey Fitness Center field or 1 p.m., Sundays, at Schoonover Bowl. No experience is necessary but is highly encouraged. For more information, call 010-27544994 or 010-8688-3772. Army Birthday Ball Eighth U.S. Army will hold the 236th Army Birthday Ball at 5 p.m., June 10 in the Grand Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul. The event is open to active duty, National Guard, reserve, Department of the Army Civilians, government contractors, family members, retirees, veterans and invited guests. Tickets cost $45-$65. For more information, contact your unit command sergeant major. Ten Miler The 2011 Army in Korea Ten Miler will be held at 7:45 a.m., June 11 at Camp Caseys Carey Fitness Center. It is a qualifying event for the mens and womens active duty military teams that will represent Eighth U.S. Army at the Army Ten Miler. Registration will be held from 6:30 a.m.-7:15 a.m. on race day. For more information, contact the garrison sports office or installation sports director. Course maps are available by calling Randy Behr at 732-6276. Operational Security Course A course for operational security officers will be held at 7:45 a.m., June 14-17 in the Camp Hovey Digital Training Facility, bldg. 3671. The course will train and certify appointed OPSEC officers in all aspects of the operational security and provide useful tips and procedures for establishing, maintaining and assessing unit-level programs. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Carter at 732-7807. Last Day of School The last day for Casey Elementary School students to attend class for the 20102011 academic year is June 16. Students will be dismissed at 11:35 a.m. without lunch. For more information, call 730-6444. Army Civilian Employment The Area I Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will explain the Armys new civilian employment application process in a series of one-hour briefings at 11:30 a.m., June 16 in the Camp Red Cloud Civilian Personnel Office, bldg. 909, and at 6 p.m., June 16 in the Camp Red Cloud Education Center, bldg. 58. The Far East Region is scheduled to deploy USA Staffing June 30. For more information, call 732-6475.

Soldiers honor Chipyeong-ri

Brig. Gen. Kelly J. Thomas, the assistant division commander, 2nd Infantry Division, watches as ROK Soldiers lay a wreath during a ceremony May 27 commemorating the Battle of Chipyeong-ni, in Jipyeong-ri. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Dator
the past as long as we can continue to honor the memory of those who came before us and learn from their example. During the ceremony local Korean school children watched attentively as representatives from each country laid wreaths to the slow-paced, minorchord laden music of the ROK 20th Mechanized Infantry Division Band. Some veterans gave a tearful salute to the monuments commemorating those that died. Some call the Korean War the Forgotten War, said Korean War veteran and Gilbert, Pa. native, John F. Howard Jr. Its nice to see recognition for a period in history many folks dont know about. After the ceremony, veterans answered questions from active duty Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, based out of Camp Humphreys. For one Soldier, the memorial was a lesson in history and a chance to pay respects to the Soldiers that came before her. It was an emotional and eyeopening experience, said Pfc. Andrea L. Staley, a Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. native and a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer assigned to E Co., 3rd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd CAB. Theres a lot of history here that young Soldiers dont know about. We can really learn from these veterans, she said. x

By Pfc. Chang Han-him 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs

Second to None recognizes Warrior U students

CAMP RED CLOUD It is the responsibility of each 2nd Infantry Division Soldier to stay motivated, physically fit and always be ready to fight tonight. During their time in Korea more than 200 Soldiers pushed themselves to not only be physically fit, but intellectually fit as well. These Soldiers were recognized at the Warrior University Recognition Ceremony held at Camp Caseys Carey Fitness Center May 26. Each of them completed five or more classes with at least a 3.0 grade point average and were nominated by their command team. Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, 2nd ID commander, and Dr. Susan C. Aldridge, University of Maryland University College president, participated in the event to recognize students for their academic excellence and dedication to lifelong learning. The selections were based on the Total Warrior concept that included grades, physical training test scores and weapons qualifications, among other factors. I know the kind of dedication, selfdiscipline, and motivation it takes to open those books up every night after a long day of work, and I can say that because Ive worn the rank on your uniform and walked in your shoes, Tucker said to the students. You all are an example for your Families and everyone who knows you. Be proud of your accomplishment, because you have achieved something that no one will ever be able to take away from you. Warrior University opened January 2010 for all 2nd ID personnel. The Warrior Division has encouraged Soldiers to use the program to achieve their educational goals. Since the program started, more than 5,500 Soldiers have taken advantage of the program, and those numbers continue to rise. Commanders at every level have been supporting their Soldiers by allowing them time off from work to attend the programs classes every Tuesday and Thursday. Warrior University is one of the most successful academic programs, said Aldridge. It provides a great opportunity and environment for Soldiers to receive education while they are serving. I am so proud to be part of the partnership, and Im also very honored to be invited here to recognize all of the students who worked so hard. The collaboration between the Army and the universities here brought more faculties and staff

here, along with expanded computer labs and testing centers. We are looking forward to offering more classes for Soldiers. While all the Soldiers at the event were recognized for their efforts, one helicopter mechanic from D Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment was named as the top Warrior scholar. It seemed like no one was tracking my effort, studying all weekend while most of the Soldiers were enjoying their time off post, but now I feel like all my hard work is paying off, said Spc. Emmanuel Adu-Gyamfi. I always wanted to have a Master of Business Administration and the Army gave me the opportunity. Warrior University is a really good program since it not only improves one as an individual, but the Army as an organization. Students will apply the knowledge they earned from class in their work. The Bronx, N.Y., native added that the basic leadership and management skills he learned while earning his MBA have helped him be a better squad leader. I recommended the program to all of the newcomers in my company and seven Soldiers have actually enrolled as students, he said. I hope many Soldiers can utilize the great opportunity they are given. x

JUNE 10, 2011



The musical cover group Enzuma performs a rock song at Camp Caseys Hanson pool May 27 during the May Festival. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choi Jung-hwan

Hanson pool opening makes splash

Camp Casey kicks off summer, honors Asian-Pacific heritage month
By Pfc. Choi Jung-hwan 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs
CAMP CASEY Camp Caseys annual May Fest was held May 27 and marked the grand re-opening of Hanson pool. After seven months of construction, Hanson Swimming Pool was re-opened to the Area I Soldiers and Families. May Fest is an annual event but this year, its certainly more special because of the brand new pool we have, said Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, U.S. Army Garrison Casey commander. The pool we used to have was not suitable for children because it was too deep for them to swim in, Fromm said. We started planning the new pool two years ago, and the construction began last year November, The additions of a shallow pool and water slides for children will provide a great opportunity for Families to hang out, said Marenzo Domingo, entertainment and special events coordinator of the USAG Red Cloud and Area I Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. USAG Humphreys was the only place with a pool suitable for all families, Domingo said. With the fully renovated Hanson pool finally open, Area I has its own pool that is more accommodating for Families. The May Fest was full of events and contests for everyone: a family bazaar, carnival games, a go-kart timed-lap contest, a car model photo shoot and an Asian-Pacific dinner show. May Fest is a perfect opportunity for Families to come out and enjoy something specific to the season, Domingo said. Many Soldiers used May Fest as an opportunity to spend quality time with their spouses and children. Spc. Jonathan Riddle, a Soldier assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery, brought his wife, who sold things at the bazaar, and two of his children to the festival. Its awesome, said the Arlington, Texas native. My kids are thoroughly enjoying this festival. They are too young to swim so we needed to find a childrens swimming pool. The new Hanson pool makes it easier for us to go swimming together. I will probably come here with my family at least twice a month this summer. x

Pvt. Dimitri Balmer, Co. A, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery, shows he can walk on water during Camp Caseys May Fest. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choi Jung-hwan

Staff Sgt. Vic Tapong, Company E, 302nd Brigade Support Battalion, and his children, Ken and Victoria take aim during a game contest to win a prize during Camp Caseys May Fest, May 27. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choi Jung-hwan

Children bask in the new splish and splash built adjacent to the Hanson pool during the grand re-opening ceremony May 27. The $1.5 million project also added a water slide, and wooden deck with tables and chairs. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choi Jung-hwan




Its about honoring our commitment to Soldiers and Families.

Visit to see what the Army Family Covenant can mean for you or someone you know.

JUNE 10, 2011



Yongsan brings softball fans from around world

By Pfc. Choi Sung-il
YONGSAN GARRISON - In remembrance of Memorial Day, honoring fallen comrades and celebrating a national past-time, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan hosted the 2011 Pacificwide Softball Tournament staged at Lombardo Field May 26-30. According to Bennie Jackson, Sports Director of USAG Yongsan, the PAC Wide tournament began as a small fast pitch tournament in 1967 in the Philippines and grew into the annual softball extravaganza. Since 1991, Yongsan has hosted the tourney on Lombardo Field every Memorial Day weekend, announcing the start of softball season. After the Pre-Tournament Social and Home Run Derby on Thursday, players and their Families grouped on Lombardo Field the next morning getting everything ready for Fridays opening ceremony. Its the biggest event in Korea so Im here to have fun and support my team. Hopefully we can win the tournament because we practiced three times a week after work and every weekend, said Pfc. Taryn Wigal from 6-52 Air and Missile Defense, Camp Casey. The 21st annual games invited 36 teams - 24 male

(Above) The Yokota team breaks out with a cheer at the opening ceremony May 27; (Below) Staff Sgt. Steven Jacobs from the 8th Maintenance Squadron, Kunsan Air Base gets ready to swing the bat as the softball approaches at Lombardo Field May 28. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choi Sung-il

teams and 10 female teams - from all over the world such as Shanghai and Japan. U.S. and Korean local teams also took part in the competition. With all the teams in a variety of colorful uniforms lined up along the field, Garrison Commander Col. William Huber delivered opening remarks and recognized sponsors for providing sustainable support for this years world event. We are going to make this more of a bigger and better community event this year with several sponsors. I wish you guys all the best of luck in the PAC Wide tournament and have a great Memorial Day weekend. Among the dozens of matches for the weekend, the game between E9 and O6 on Saturday was one of the main events that set the spectators agog. Families as well as Soldiers gathered around the field and rooted for their husbands, dads, Sergeant Majors and Colonels. The pitcher on the field is Sgt. Maj. David Becker and he is my Sergeant Major. I really want the Sergeant Majors team, E9, to win today, said Sgt. 1st Class. Freida Carter, Army Reserve Advisor at Eighth U.S. Army. See PACWIDE, Page 12

FMWR holds Auto and Cycle competition for Community

By Pfc. Jeong Yee-taek
YONGSAN GARRISON - Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation officials hosted the 2011 U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Auto and Cycle Show at the community activity center May 28, where participants nominated their autos and motorcycles to compete for prizes in multiple categories. A total of 20 people from the Installation Management Command Korea community participated in this event, entering their automobiles and bikes, said event organizer Arthur Savannah. USAG Yongsan Commander Col. William Huber awarded coins and gift coupons to the winners. There were three categories for Cycles and four categories for Autos. Cycle categories included Best Cycle Under 1200cc, Best Cycle Over 1200cc and Best Sports Bike. The winners in these categories were Staff Sgt. Donald Kenitzer, 8th Army non-commissioned officer Academy at Camp Jackson with his Harley Davidson Sportster 883L, Joseph Lallamant, Program Manager at IMCOM Korea FMWR Division with his 1980 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe and Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Maia at Eighth United States Army with his Yamaha YZF-R1, respectively. The auto categories included Best Wheels, Best Engine, Best Sounds and Best Overall. The winners in these categories were Samuel Berry, Network Services Branch Chief at Special United States Liaison Activity Korea with his Dodge 2009 Challenger, Albert McFarland at USAG Yongsan Mortuary with his 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and Command Sgt. Maj. Andres Ortiz at United Nations Command Security Battalion - Joint Security Area with his 2009 BMW 5M Series, respectively. Ortiz won both Best Sound System and Best Overall prizes. He equipped 27 Speakers to make the best sound. Each category was judged based on modifications done other than manufactured equipment. The Auto and Cycle show was held for the first time in 2004. Now FMWR runs the show annually. They schedule a show each year making arrangements around weather, field exercises and duty commitments. See AUTO SHOW, Page 12

Scan here for more scenes on Auto Show

Command Sgt. Maj. Andres Ortiz at United Nations Command Security Battalion - Joint Security Area wins both Best Sound System and Best Overall categories with his 2009 BMW 5M Series at the 2011 USAG Yongsan Auto & Cycle Show May 28. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Jeong Yee-taek




News & Notes

Registration for bicycles From May 27-July 4, the USAG Yongsan PMO is requiring all personnel to register their bicycles. Registration for bicycles can be conducted at Camp Kim Vehicle Registration, Hannam Village, at the Memorial Day Fair, and at the 4th of July Fair. All bicycles must be registered by July 4. Bikes that are not registered will be tagged as abandoned and picked up from July 5-8. The bicycles will be held in the MP impound lot for 15 days and then destroyed if not claimed. For more information, call the MP Provost Marshal Office at 7246695 or Vehicle Registration at 724-4811. CYSS Renovations CDC: April-June, playground turf (except Kindergarten area) will be replaced. Some minor repairs to window screens, door guards and door knobs. SAC: April-May, playground turf will be replaced. Drop-off zone will be off limits during repairs. MST: April-June, middle school section will undergo repairs to become ADA handicap compliant. All facilities will undergo some upgrades to restrooms to become ADA handicap compliant. Parking may be limited in the SAC/MST back parking lot while DPW crews install one handicap space. CYSS Job Opportunity The CDC is actively recruiting for Lead Child and Youth Program Assistants (CYPA). This position requires a minimum of 12 hours of relevant education, a Child Development Associate, or AA in ECE. Starting pay is $15 an hour (negotiable). For more information, call 738-2311. We are also looking for Family Child Care (FCC) Providers. Earn $26-40,000 a year while staying at home and building a long-lasting and portable career. For more information, call 738-3406. CYSS benefits include tuition assistance and employee discounts of up to 50%. Applicants must go to to apply. Local or worldwide applicants are welcome. Yongsan Retiree Council The USAG Yongsan Retiree Council would like to invite all Military Retirees, their spouse and Retired Widow by attending a monthly meeting on the second Thursday of the month at the USAG Yongsan Headquarter Conference Room in Bldg. 4305. Healthcare Advisory Council Please join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month to discuss how we can improve health care. The meeting is held at Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital Command Conference Room. For information, call 737-3045.
For a complete list of community information news and notes, visit the USAG Yongsan Facebook page at

By Pfc. Choi Sung-il

Yongsan introduces 8th Army PT Run Routes

urged to plan their driving routes and find alternate routes accordingly during the time period. Only gates that are closed will be Gates #19 and #20 on Camp Coiner and Gate #1, Dragon Hill Lodge Gate according to Keith Pruitt, Plans Operations Specialist at Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. Routes attached describe unprotected running routes and running

Starting June 20, 8th Army PT Run Routes go into effect from 6:30-7:30 a.m. each duty day. All of Camp Coiner, 8th Army Drive and 10th Corps Blvd from 8th Army Drive to Williams Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. -Courtesy photo

YONGSAN GARRISON - U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan announced that the 8A Physical Training routes go into effect as of June 20 to allow Soldiers to conduct formation run safely. The new regulation will be effective from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. each duty day, except on either holidays or military training holidays. Personnel are

route overpass and Physical Readiness Training Area 8A Designates User. This is all about supporting the Installation Management Commands new Campaign Plan, said U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Commander Col. William Huber. A key part of this plan is supporting Soldier, Family and Civilian readiness. For more information, visit or call 7385151, DPTMS. x

JUNE 10, 2011

Messages for Soldiers overseas


By Sgt. Choe Yong-joon

June is National Safety Month. What messages do you have for Soldiers serving overseas? Find out what more than 7,600 Yongsan community members are talking about by becoming a USAG Yongsan Facebook Fan at! (Comments are kept in their original form)

Ronni Faith Lotto-Newton

Facebook Fan

FILAM Yongsan Dance Troupe performs a traditional dance during the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Observance at the South Post Movie Theater, May 26. - U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Hong Moo-sun

From what my husband has told me with him being on two deployments and we have been in Korea for over 2 years now. When your out and about make sure you use sunscreen protection!

By Cpl. Hong Moo-sun

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration

SangJin An
Facebook Fan

We must know and remember the sacrifices of our soldiers. Also we must give unequivocal support for our soldiers and let our soldiers know their effort and work will not go unnoticed.

YONGSAN GARRISON - 175th Financial Management Center celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Soldiers, Civilians and Family members packing the seats at the South Post Movie Theater May 26. The first Asian Pacific American Heritage Week was celebrated in May 1979. In 1992, the week was expanded to a month-long recognition when President George Bush signed a law permanently designating May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Each May, our Nation celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Our AAPI communities have

Samuel Han
Facebook Fan

roots that span the globe, but their stories of striving and success are uniquely American. Today, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a profound impact on our society as leaders in all facets of American life, thriving as athletes and public servants, entrepreneurs and artists. The ceremony kicked off with Lt. Col. Kyle Stokes, Deputy Director for the 175th FMC reading the Presidential Proclamation. After the reading of the Presidential Proclamation, FILAM Yongsan Dance Troupe, the Filipino American dance group, performed a traditional dance called Tinikling. Tinikling is the most popular and best known of the Philippine dances and honored as the Philippine national dance. Dancers imitated the tinikling birds legendary grace and See HERITAGE MONTH, Page 12

SAES Students have fun at amusement park

Keeping alertness toward our enemy is very important. Also, We should notice who is our enemy and we never neglect basic training.

Doyoon Kim
Facebook Fan

I wanna comment about safe driving cause Seoul, Korea is where has heavy traffic and there are diffrent rule with americas rule.

David Moske
Facebook Fan

Whether your in Afganistan, Iraq,the Republic of Korea, Germany or anywhere overseas. Situational awareness is key. You may find your self in a situation that your unsure of and at times scary. The important thing to do is remain calm and revert back to your training. The military doesnt make us go to all these classes for no reason so be safe, have fun, and always trust your instincts.

Seoul American Elementary School students from Mrs. McCrays 4th grade class on a field trip to Everland at Yongin, Gyeonggi-do. Courtesy photo by Kiu Travis See yourself in the Morning Calm when you become a USAG Yongsan Facebook Fan. Just post your travel photos to our page with a quick description covering who, what, when, where and why and well see you in the paper. Your Yongsasn PAO team


from Page 9


The tournament lasted till Sunday and all the participants and visitors were invited to an award ceremony and celebration BBQ on the last day of the event on Monday. First place team awards for mens and womens double elimination championships went to Scraps and Gyeongnam respectively.

Garrison Yongsan and the Installation Management Community supports all Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians with quality programs and safe communities that meet their needs, said Huber. We are keeping our promise to make Yongsan a place where community members can thrive.x
from Page 9

Garrison Yongsan and the Installation Management Command will ensure families are prepared and sup-

ported throughout their tours here in Korea, said Huber. That is my promise to the community.x
from Page 11

speed by skillfully maneuvering between large bamboo poles. Tinikling means bamboo dance in English. Guest speaker for the event was Rear Admiral Peter Gumataotao, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Korea. He introduced himself as a native of Sinajana, Guam. Starting with saying hello in many other languages, Gumataotao then touched on a variety of topics including diversity, leadership, empowerment and beyond. Col. Carolyn Sharpe, Director of the 175th FMC thanked Gumataotao by presenting a replica of a traditional Korean bell. Asian Pacific Islander Americans have been in the United States for over 150 years; however, little is known about their history, said Sharpe. Asian Pacific Islander American affixes a common label to a vast array of ethnic groups. The common American perception tends to lump

all Asians together into one racial group, without distinct ethnic and cultural differences. The term actually identifies individuals from at least 29 different countries, each with a unique historical and cultural heritage of its own. Today Admiral Gumataotao has given us a different perspective on Asian Pacific Americans and his experiences within the Military. He exemplifies how understanding of other cultures can enhance our Military readiness and build teams. It also shows how diversity can make us a better organization when we interact and work well with others, she added. This is all about supporting the Installation Management Commands new Campaign Plan, said U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Commander Col. William Huber. A key part of this plan is supporting Soldier, Family and Civilian readiness. x

JUNE 10, 2011

E-mail storage to increase by 50 fold

Move to DoD network prevents need to reestablish Outlook accounts after PCS
By Sgt. Alexis Ramos 1st Signal Brigade Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON Before the end of 2011 Army e-mail users will transition to a Department of Defense Enterprise Email Service managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency. Enterprise e-mail will be made available to all DoD organizations, with the U.S. Army being the first organization to migrate to this service. The first migration phase started in February and included the Army CIO/ G6, NETCOM/9th Signal Command and 7th Signal Command. Currently 53,000 users have migrated, with all U.S. Army units projected to be on the new service by Dec. 31. Army in Korea is scheduled to begin the user migration process in September. This includes all USFK personnel receiving e-mail services from the Army. Instead of accessing e-mail through local e-mail servers at each installation, users will reach through the network to access e-mail services from DISA data centers located throughout the world. This new approach provides significant capability improvements for all e-mail users, explained Michael Weston, information technology specialist with the 1st Signal Brigades Communications Enterprise Service Office-Korea. After migration, users will no longer have to delete an account when departing one duty station and re-establish a new account at the next station. With this capability, users will be able to access e-mails between duty stations from any authorized device. User accounts will also remain valid and follow users throughout their careers. In addition, according to Weston, Users will gain access to 3.9 million other users on the DoD Global Address List. Currently address lists for Army in Korea users are limited to only users on Army domains. The biggest benefit, though, from a user standpoint is e-mail storage. All users will get 4 GB of e-mail storage a 50-fold increase as opposed to the current standard in Korea of only 75 MB. Users will be able to store a lot more e-mails on the server. They can also have access to these e-mails from a home PC using Outlook Web Access with a users Common Access Card, Weston said. For the Army, the benefit of changing to a DISA-managed e-mail service is the savings it will produce. Its projected to reduce the per-user cost from $120 to $40 per year. This will save a projected $52 million this year, with will also need to free up 3 GB of space on their hard drive. Lastly, the user will need to reduce their e-mail server footprint on the network down to 50MB for the migration itself. In order to reduce a users e-mail server footprint, users have to make a Personal Storage Table folder (reason for the 3 GB of hard drive space) on their workstation or server for data and files; if the user doesnt already have a PST folder, explained Weston. All current e-mail and calendar data will be transferred to the users new enterprise e-mail as well. The Army is utilizing a tool that can migrate approximately 1,000 users per day, said Weston. Migrations will occur at night, with teams standing by in the morning to support any user who may have experienced a challenge. With all endeavors of this magnitude, a small number of difficulties can be anticipated. However, considering the current success rate and feedback received by the Army CIO/ G6, challenges will be very minimal at best. For any questions or concerns regarding the migration to enterprise e-mail contact your IMO or local Network Enterprise Center. x



an anticipated greater saving in years to follow, said Weston. Before the September migration begins, the user, their Information Management Officer, and their IT personnel will need to ensure their system is prepped for the migration, Weston said. There are a couple small system applications that are required on the users system; installation of these applications, if not already installed, will be transparent to the user. The user


By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service

Gates: U.S. will improve engagement in Asia



SINGAPORE The United States will maintain its strong presence and robust military engagement policy in Asia under any circumstances, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here. In a speech Saturday morning at the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual Asia security summit hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Gates said the United States is a Pacific nation, and that requires the United States to sustain its allies while maintaining a robust military engagement and deterrent posture across the Pacific Rim. This is Gates fifth and final speech as defense secretary at the dialogue, as he is retiring at the end of the month. A record 18 defense ministers from around the region attended the conference. The U.S. posture commitment has been a bedrock principle of the United States over the past 50 years, the secretary said, and far from pulling out or retrenching, the United States will demonstrate the flexibility needed to enhance engagement in Asia. America will update its relationships with the nations of the region, develop new capabilities and transform its defense posture to meet todays challenges, he added. The fact is that the breadth and intensity of U.S. engagement in Asia has

Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Liang Guanglie meets with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore during the 10th International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia Security Summit, June 3. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen
grown significantly in recent years, the secretary said, even during a time of economic uncertainty and major military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. U.S. leaders have consulted with Asian leaders often, Gates noted. This trip, for example, marks Gates seventh trip to the region in 18 months. Indeed, one of the most striking and surprising changes Ive observed during my travels to Asia is the widespread desire across the region for stronger military-to-military relationships with the United States much more so than during my last time in government 20 years ago, he said. U.S. engagement in Asia has been guided by a set of enduring principles that have fostered the economic growth and stability of the region, Gates said. These principles, supported by both U.S. major political parties, include free and open commerce; a just international order that emphasizes rights and responsibilities of nations

and fidelity to the rule of law; and open access by all to the global commons of sea, air, space, and now, cyberspace. The principles also embrace resolving conflict without the use of force, he said. American defense engagement from forward-deployed forces to exercises with regional partners will continue to play an indispensable role in the stability of the region, Gates said. The United States commitment to Japan and South Korea is absolute, but America will, in consultation with Japanese and South Korean leaders, modernize basing arrangements, he added. Meanwhile, the secretary said, America will do more and expand into other areas in nontraditional ways. Weve taken a number of steps towards establishing a defense posture across the Asia-Pacific that is more geographically distributed, operationally resilient, and politically sustainable, the secretary said. The military posture proposed will maintain American presence in Northeast Asia while enhancing U.S. presence in Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean area, he said. U.S. and Australian officials are examining expanding opportunities for both militaries to train and operate together including alliance arrangements that would allow for more combined defense activities and shared use of facilities, Gates said. x

SOCKOR honors historical unit on Korean Memorial Day

By Capt. Neil Oberlin Special Operations Command Korea
YONGSAN GARRISON Service members from Special Operations Command Korea, known as SOCKOR, attended a Korean Memorial Day ceremony Monday to honor the 8240th Army Unit Association at the Korean National Cemetery. SOCKOR Commander Brigadier General Neil H. Tolley and other distinguished guests laid flowers at the 8240th monument during the ceremony. On Memorial Day every year we remember those who served in the partisan forces, said Mr. Park Sang-Joon the 8240th AU Veterans Association Chairman. The 8240th AU was a Korean Special Operations Unit that conducted unconventional warfare against the North Koreans and the Chinese during the Korean War. Members from this unit volunteered to perform missions behind enemy lines after U.S. Army officials recognized the need. Members of the 8240th conducted airborne, amphibious, and ground infiltration to gather information and conduct combat operations. Advisors from U.S. forces were assigned as trainers of this force and carried on a tradition that started with the Office of Strategic Services in World War II. The 8240th were the precursor to SOCKOR and ROK SWC (ROK Special Warfare Command). Members of the 8240th carried out missions on both the mainland and the off shore islands.

Their missions were extremely dangerous and many of the fighters never made it back to South Korea. All together more than 40,000 individuals fought in the 8240th, which were responsible for the recovery of 14 downed U.S. and British pilots and the identification of enemy forces that aided UN efforts. The indirect effect of the missions conducted by the 8240th was that the North Koreans and Chinese kept over 75,000 of their forces in rear areas and along the shorelines in order to prevent further attacks. The 8240th Veterans Association and SOCKOR recognized the efforts of all the members of the 8240th that served their nation and the United States military. x

Airsoft games include ...

from Page 1

crowd-pleasing demos
TANGO Security Force Executive Officer Capt. John J. Pisano said the games are conducted here annually to increase awareness of the U.S. militarys role on the Korean Peninsula. We are doing this by creating a safe and family friendly environment between the U.S. and ROK, along with family and friends, young and old, said Pisano, a Tuckerton, N.J., resident. This event also allows families and friends to participate and interact with other Korean families and gives them all a better understanding of what the U.S. Army does. According to TANGO Security Force Commander Capt. David K. Cho, the signature summer event hit the target again in spite of a somewhat misty start. Im glad the weather pulled through, said Cho, originally from Fullerton, Calif. Its a beautiful day and I think everybody is having a good time. x

barbecue lunch, the TANGO Security Force Tae Kwon Do Team performed a gravity defying demonstration, chopping through more wood than a group of lumberjacks. Next up, the 142nd Military Police Company Military Working Dog unit unleashed another crowd pleasing demonstration. Their German Shepherd Ares and Belgian Malinois Mickey awed the audience with their ability to fetch padded perpetrators. Staff Sgt. Christopher Adams, the handler for 10-year-old Ares, said summertime is the busy season for working dog demonstrations in Korea. It brings awareness to the public on what we do, said Adams, an Inverness, Fla., native, and we get to

show off our dogs. The games were held with the support of many organizations and individuals, including Tommy Kim, Special Troops Battalion-Korea, TANGO Security Force, Boy Scout Troop 82 Korea and the Angels Korean Airsoft team.

Left: A TANGO Security Forces member demolishes numerous boards with a single head butt, Saturday. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Nam Seong-hyun

JUNE 10, 2011

Area II Worship Schedule
Worship Services
10 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. Stone Chapel Stanley Chapel West Casey Chapel Warrior Chapel Crusader Chapel Hovey Chapel Memorial Chapel, 12:30 p.m. Camp Liturgical Sunday Traditional Sunday Contemporary Sunday Sunday Sunday Nondenominational Sunday Gospel Sunday Mision Pentecostal Hispana Sunday United Pentecostal Sunday 12:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel Stone Chapel KATUSA Tuesday 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. Memorial Chapel Brian Allgood Hospital South Post Chapel K-16 Chapel Hannam Village Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Chapel South Post Chapel Memorial Chapel Memorial Chapel Brian Allgood Hospital Memorial Chapel


Area I Worship Schedule

Worship Services
Collective Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Gospel Sunday Casey Stanley Chapel COGIC Sunday KATUSA Sunday Tuesday Catholic Services/Mass Sunday Sunday Sunday

Area III Worship Schedule

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

Area IV Worship Schedule

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

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

Seventh-Day Adventist Saturday Episcopal Sunday

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

Camp Walker Camp Carroll

9 a.m. 12 p.m. 9:30 a.m.

CRC Warrior Chapel West Casey Chapel Camp Hovey Chapel West Casey Chapel

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

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

Latter-day Saints Worship Sunday 4 p.m.

Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact

USAG Yongsan Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffrey D. Hawkins:, 738-3009 Chaplain (Maj.) Terry E. Jarvis:, 738-4043 USAG-Humphreys Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) John Chun:, 754-7274 Chaplain (Maj.) Anthony Flores:, 754-7042 USAG-Red Cloud Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Suk Jong Lee:, 732-6169 Chaplain (Maj.) Alfred Grondski:, 732-6016 USAG Daegu Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Milton Johnson:, 764-5455 Chaplain (Capt.) Mike Jones:, 765-8991




Story and Photos by Kevin Jackson
NAMYANGJU Adventure travel can be a budget buster, but a short drive to the Mongolia Culture Town here offers an alternative and is an unbeatable bargain. Greeting visitors at the entrance is an imposing statue of Genghis Kahn (1162-1227) the father of Mongolia, who conquered nearly half of Asia. The exhibition hall with its 800 artifacts is a veritable treasure chest of Mongol culture containing kitchenware, clothing from some of the 20 Mongol tribes, musical instruments, ceremonial masks, childrens toys, weapons, tughrik currency and more. Among the most impressive items are a large mural depicting nomads, hunters and a marriage ceremony, and a book chronicling the life of Genghis Kahn. Tour guide Rinchinbadam Riki Jamsranjav said Kahns image in the book is believed to be the most accurate. Display information is in Korean only so bring a Korean friend. In the experience hall, children have an opportunity to play Mongolian board games made of sheeps wool and bones, read books and watch a video. Adults can try on traditional Mongolian clothing and play an instrument such as the horse head violin or morin khuur. A history museum chronicles the life

A nine-piece ensemble performs traditional Mongolian music, including throat singing, during a folk art performance at the Mongolia Culture Town in Namyangju June 4.

Village reveals insight into central Asian culture, Genghis Kahn

of Kahn and the Mongol Empire through today and the ecology museum documents the discovery of dinosaur bones in the Gobi Desert and has mounted animals. While these are all interesting, the folk art performance is the showpiece and is not to be missed. The 19-member troupe, who were all recruited from Mongolia, provide a dazzling performance of dance and music dressed in traditional attire. The unique throat singing or khoomi is unlike anything you will ever hear and is amazing. The Mongolia Horse Theater shows off some of the Mongols renowned horsemanship skills. The 12 member cast, which includes acrobats, provides spectators an enjoyable action-packed 40-minute performance. Jamsranjav highly recommends both shows because they capture the essence of Mongols, who she said are sometimes misunderstood. Mongolian people live in a vast land and because of it they have a generous mind, she said. They are kind and try to treat their guests like family. If you work up an appetite, dont miss the traditional Mongolian food. The barbecued sheep meat and vegetables sauted in a mildly sweet sauce and large crescentshaped fried mandu are tasty and two excellent choices. So if you cant make a trip to central Asia, get a Korean friend and head to Mongolia Culture Town, and dont forget your camera. x

Two members of the Horse Show Theater show off some of the renowned Mongol horsemanship skills during a 40-minute performance at Mongolia Culture Town.

The Details
Hours: Open 9 a.m.-7 p.m., March to November and 9 a.m.-6 p.m., December through February. Closed on Mondays. Admission: Village is 2,000 won for adults, 1,000 won for Soldiers and teenagers, 500 won for children 7-12 years, and free for kids 6 years and below and senior citizens over 64. Folk Art Show cost is 4,000 won for adults, 2,000 won for Soldiers and teenagers, 500 won for children, and free for kids and senior citizens. There are two shows daily, except July and August when there are three. Mongolia Horse Theater has two shows daily and the cost is the same. Address: Namyangju, Sudong-myeon, Naebang-ri 250 (enter address in GPS).

A performer shakes her shoulders, which is a typical aspect of Mongolian dance.

The inside of a traditional Mongolian tent-like home - called a ger - is a simple dwelling well-suited for the countrys extreme climate and nomadic lifestyle on its vast plains.

Phone: (031) 590-2793 (Korean only)

JUNE 10, 2011




NEWS Army chief discusses future of combat training

By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey has put a lot of thought into ways to take the lessons learned during more than nine years of war and apply them to the militarys training and education programs. Dempsey, who spent two years commanding U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command before taking his current post in mid-April, knew it wouldnt be easy to replicate the complexity of the operational environment in the classroom or at home station. We cannot expect to capture the imagination of combat-seasoned forces that have been in some of the most complex environments imaginable for almost a decade by sitting them in a classroom and bludgeoning them with PowerPoint slides, he wrote earlier this year in a five-part series in Army magazine about the Armys Campaign of Learning. We must make the scrimmage as hard as the game in both the institutional schoolhouse and at home station, Dempsey wrote. Speaking in February at the Association of the U.S Armys Winter Symposium and Exposition in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dempsey offered a glimpse of whats likely ahead for military leaders. The challenge we face is that we have to get ready for an Army that will have a potentially insatiable demand to train and to expand the aperture away from strictly [counterinsurgery] to hybrid threats, full-spectrum operations, maneuver training and all the things that we know can atrophy over time, the general told the audience. Dempsey told the Senate Armed Services Committee during his Army chief confirmation hearing in March that his challenge is to build on a decade of battlefield experience thats proven the Army to be a courageous, resilient, resolute, inquisitive and adaptable force. Our challenge will be that these young men and women have had capabilities, authorities and responsibilities as captains that I didnt have as a twostar general -- and Im not exaggerating a bit when I say that, he told the panel. And so continuing their development, ... from that point, that much higher entry level than I had, is our challenge. Dempsey said troops simply wont accept a return to the pre-conflict way of training. If we were a rubber band and have been stretched over the last 10 years, we cant let ourselves simply contract back to our previous shape, because they wont stand for that, he said. Making training as challenging as possible to ensure readiness, despite whats expected to be an era of reduced resourcing, is the goal behind the new Army Training Concept. Introduced in the Armys 2010 Posture Statement, it provides the vision of the way ahead for the 2012-2020 modular force. The idea, Dempsey wrote in Army Magazine, is to make training more rigorous and relevant by leveraging technology to create challenging training environments for our leaders.


Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey speaks with U.S. Division Center soldiers at Camp Liberty, Iraq, April 19. Dempsey has cited the need for Army training that will challenge a combat-seasoned force. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jon Soucy
The concept strikes a balance between operational and institutional training requirements and offers different ways to train beyond 2012 that will maintain current capabilities while producing the next generation of agile, ready forces. A centerpiece of the Army Training Concept is Tradocs Training Brain. This blend of capabilities, systems, networks and data repositories directly from the Joint Training Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Operations Integration Center puts soldiers smack in the middle of realistic operational environments. It allows us to pull [a] stream of real-world data from current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, declassify it, and use it to build realistic scenarios to support training throughout the Army, Dempsey wrote. In addition, the Army is using the Training Brain to create videos based on recent battles and operations to make them accessible on the Army Training Network. Soldiers can use this as a tool to facilitate their own learning, whether theyre in a schoolhouse environment, conducting home-station training or even deployed, Dempsey wrote. Meanwhile, the general said, Training Brain is helping the Army evolve massive, multiplayer online role-playing games. These provide a forum for soldiers and leaders to interact and collaborate using common scenarios in a virtual environment -- not only with soldiers within their own units, but across the Army. x

JUNE 10, 2011






JUNE 10, 2011

Dinner recognizes contributors who gave their time to 132 organizations

By W. Wayne Marlow

Humphreys volunteers honored

ebrate these volunteers who contribute every day to enhance our quality of life. Colonel Joseph P. Moore, USAG Humphreys commander, touched on some of those areas during his remarks. Volunteers, he noted, have roles in sports, youth organizations, chapel services, and more. Moore said that the day after the awards dinner, There will be baseball and softball all day long, with over 200 players, only because we have volunteer coaches. Another area where volunteers impact children on Humphreys is scouting. We would always have Girl Scouts, but would we have the number of girls involved if it werent for people like Billy Black, Moore asked rhetorically. Even if you are only with them for a year or two, they will remember you for the rest of their lives because of the impact you have. Moore said that there are sports and academic options available to youth here because volunteers understand that coming to Korea should not be a sacrifice for your kids. And for Soldier volunteers, that means squeezing time into an already crowded week. Soldiers who volunteer to pick up trash or help an orphanage just gave six to eight hours of their life on top of the 60 hours they put into the Army that week, and doing it in a country theyre only visiting, Moore said. And those Soldiers, in turn, are supported by a USO led by manager Tami Hager that gives so much, Moore noted. Theres a concert coming in a couple of weeks, and Tami doesnt have to do that, Moore said. She doesnt have to do the free lunches, the delicious doughnuts and coffee, and bring in entertainment. He also made note of a volunteer idea that the Army recently recognized with a service-wide award.



CAMP HUMPHREYS Much of the work that went into a dinner June 3 at the Community Activity Center was done, fittingly enough, by volunteers. The buffet meal and awards presentation recognized those who have impacted the quality of life for Soldiers, Families, and civilians here. This year, 2,064 volunteers contributed 80,000 hours to 132 organizations. Those volunteers include five persons who were given awards at the dinner. The recipents were: Staff Sgt. Jason Bauer, Active Duty Volunteer of the Year; Sgt. Lee, Dong-woong, KATUSA Soldier Volunteer of the Year; Tenesha Bernard, Family Member Volunteer of the Year; Christina Mann, Youth Volunteer of the Year; and Michael Tatum, Retiree Volunteer of the Year. The 4-2 Attack Battalion received Volunteer Unit of the Year recognition. But while these awardees left with a glass trophy, all volunteers were recognized. We know the important role volunteers play in the lives of Soldiers and Families, said Suzanne James, Army Community Service director for United States Army Garrison Humphreys. Tonight, we cel-

See Volunteers, Page 22

Attendees have a buffet dinner prior to the awards presentation. U.S. Army photo by W. Wayne Marlow

Jimmy Smith,a financial readiness specialist with Army Community Service, presents a flower to Grace Muna during a volunteer appreciation ceremony June 3 at the Community Activity Center. The ceremony recognized the more than 80,000 hours of service put in by Camp Humphreys volunteers in the past year. U.S. Army photo by W. Wayne Marlow


No more Yongsan trips; applications processed at One Stop Building
By Pvt. Han, Jae-ho
CAMP HUMPHREYS Most persons wanting a passport will no longer have to travel to Yongsan. The process can now be done on the second floor of the One Stop Building (Bldg. 544), in the Transportation Division Passport Office. Thats because the office has been designated a military passport acceptance agency by the U.S. Department of State. This applies to official, no-fee (dependent) and tourist passports. Diplomatic passport applications must still be submitted to the U.S. Embassy in Seoul. The Transportation Division Passport Office does not produce passports, but acts as a courier to and from the Embassy. Office personnel provide services such as applications for all minors and first-time adult applications, renewals, adding pages to a passport, name changes, data corrections, limited Passport book replacement, A3 visas, and Status of Forces Agreement stamps. It can also assist with consular reports of birth and Social Security card applications. However, the office can only process newborn applications if both parents are U.S. citizens. For more information, call 7538557, or visit http://humphreys.korea. x


News & Notes

Commissary Hours Extended The Commissary will have extended hours beginning June 13. New hours will be: Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Early Bird hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Update Brief Scheduled A Community Update Brief is scheduled for June 14 at 1 p.m. in Conference Room B of the Super Gym. Sesame Street Production The Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families will be performing June 16 at the Community Activity Center at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The show is free for military families. For more information, call 753-8825. Beach Blast Price Slashed The price of this years BOSS Beach Blast June 17-19 at Daecheon has been reduced to $120. The cost includes hotel, food, activities and transportation. Deadline for signing up is June 16. Anyone who has already signed up may be eligible for a refund of the extra price paid. For more information, call 753-8825. CPAC Limited Staff The Area III Civilian Personnel Action Center will have limited staff from June 20 to July 1. For more information, call 753-7797. Triathlon Set A triathlon is set for June 25 at 8 a.m., starting at Splish & Splash. Registration is at 7 a.m., although pre-registration can be done by calling 753-8031 or 031-690-8031. The event comprises a 400-meter swim, a five-kilometer run, and a 20-kilometer bicycle route. Ziplining Trip Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers is sponsoring a Ziplining trip on June 25. Cost is $50, which includes transportation. The bus departs at 8 a.m. from the Community Activity Center. To sign up, call 753-8825. Yard Sales Slated Yard sales are scheduled for June 11 and 25, both from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Commissary parking lot. Spots are $10. To reserve a spot, or for more information, call Mike Mooney at 753-3013. EFMP Luau An Exceptional Family Member Program awareness luau is scheduled for July 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ACS, Building 311. In case on inclement weather, the luau will move to the youth gym. We Want Your Stories We want to publish your stories and photos in The Morning Calm Weekly. Call 754-8847 for more information or e-mail warren.

Passport office opens

ACS teaches financial readiness

By Pvt. Han, Jae-ho
CAMP HUMPHREYS A readiness program offered at Army Community Service is helping new Soldiers map their financial futures. The on-going program offers a variety of instruction every week, including the mandatory main class. This class, which is personal finance readiness training, is primarily for first-term Soldiers just out of Advanced Individual Training. It is meant to give Soldiers a better understanding of money issues and know what pitfalls to avoid. In this class, Soldiers familiarize themselves with items related to credit, insurance, and consumer scams. Soldiers also learn how to budget and are given pointers on buying their first home. According to Barbara Brown, the program manager and Army Emergency Relief officer, new Soldiers often get into financial trouble. Many Soldiers bring their families with them and they have trouble with utility bills, and they end up going back to the United States for an emergency leave. Some Soldiers are overwhelmed by debt and I see them mismanage money by buying new cell phones they dont need. They also dont do bank reconciliation, which should be done monthly to track your banking status, she said. The Financial Readiness program emphasizes starting early and investing. Young Soldiers can retrieve their credit reports on a regular basis, up to three times a year. They can also attend one of nine, on-going financial classes offered and learn to manage their money before encountering financial problems. Soldiers drop by our office all the time to follow up and check if they are doing OK financially, Brown said. Some Soldiers have displayed excellent financial management and that makes us all proud. Soldiers can visit the Financial Readiness program office at building 1127 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, or can callat 753-8403.
from Page 21

If you were going to walk into the village tonight - and I wouldnt recommend it - but if you did, you would see BOSS Soldiers who agree to stay sober and watch for Soldiers who have too much do drink, Moore said. He also noted the Army Family Action Plan, a town hall meeting on steroids, which brings good ideas to us and good results, including some of which have spread through the Army. Lieutenant Col. Thomas Rowell, commander of 4-2 Attack Battalion, spoke about why volunteering was important and how to do it. He noted that his unit has Soldiers with advanced degrees and it would be poor leadership to not take advantage of it. Its also important to show what right looks like to first-time Soldiers and how to go

about it. The units efforts include the Good Neighbor Program, where Soldiers work with Korean civilians in area beautification, English language programs, and orphanages. Rowell said the program is one of his units top five priorities and that the program leader has a seat at the table during unit meetings, highlighting its importance. x

Leaders from United States Army Garrison Humphreys and volunteer awardees hold a check denoting what the number of hours volunteers put in would be worth monetarily at the Community Activity Center on June 3. U.S. Army photo by W. Wayne Marlow

JUNE 10, 2011

By Cpl. Tim Oberle 2nd CAB Public Affairs

2CAB, ROK combine air assault

The air assault was originally scheduled to be conducted at Tactical Assembly Area Tom, but heavy rains and nearly four feet of flooding from the Chung Ju River prompted the change in plans, said Maj. Aaron McPeake, the officer in charge of Operations for 2-2 Aviation. Instead of conducting the air assault on May 11, we extracted around 255 Soldiers from TAA Tom, he added. Ironically the training from the air assault really paid off during the extraction, because all of our Soldiers were already well prepared to fly into a tight space and extract a large number of personnel. When the extraction was finished, there was no time to reflect on a successful mission. As soon as the emergency extraction of U.S. personnel from TAA Tom was complete, we immediately turned the page and begin making adjust-



K-16 AIR BASE Soldiers from the 2nd Assault Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, and Koreas 601st Aviation Battalion and 703rd Special Attack Regiment conducted a combined air assault here despite the event being cancelled just two days earlier due to torrential rains.

6-52 visits Cheonan wreckage

Soldiers and Families mark Memorial Day
By Capt. Austin Liu 6-52 ADA Public Affairs
PYONGTAEK Soldiers and Families of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery spent an unforgettable Memorial Day visiting the Cheonan wreckage located at the Republic of Korea Navy 2nd Fleet Base at Pyeongtaek Port and honoring the 46 Republic of Korea Sailors who made the ultimate sacrifice more than a year ago. More than 65 Soldiers and their families had the opportunity to examine the ship and the damage it suffered as the result of a suspected North Korean torpedo attack on March 26, 2010. A few cadets from the United States Military Academy who are attached to 6-52 ADA for the summer Cadet Troop Leadership Training also participated in the visit. U.S. personnel received an in-depth briefing from Korean Navy officials on the evidence gathered as a result of the multi-nation investigation of the sinking, and even got the chance to look at the key piece of evidence, the remains of the North Korean torpedo that allegedly sunk the boat. I am very grateful to the ROK Navy for allowing us to visit the memorial and partake in the tribute to the lives so tragically lost, said 2nd Lt. Douglass Brown of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 6-52. U.S. personnel also visited the local Yong Pyeong Island Skirmishes Memorial Park as part of the tour. Looking at the Cheonan wreckage and the damage it sustained in person really brought things into perspective for everyone this morning, said, Lt. Col. William E. Darne, 6-52 commander. x

Republic of Korea commandos from the 703rd Special Attack Regiment unload from a ROK UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the 601st ROK Aviation Battalion at K-16 Air Base during a combined air assault. The ROK Soldiers were dropped into a scenario driven training environment and then extracted by the both the ROK and U.S. aviation units. Courtesy photo

ments to the original air assault with the ROK Army, McPeake said. The lessons learned from a combined operation are far too important to miss a chance to train with our ROK counterparts, so we made the necessary adjustments and two days later both sides were ready to go. The crucial adjustment was to the staging area, he added. We had to move it from TAA Tom to the flight line here, so we cooperated with the ROK 15th Composite Wing, also stationed here, to free up the flight line while the operation was taking place, McPeake said. We didnt have much time to give them notice, but somehow within 48 hours they were able to make it happen. During the air assault, 27 U.S. and ROK UH-60 Black Hawks dropped about 270 ROK commandos from the 703rd Special Attack Regiment into a scenario-driven training environment and then came back to extract the commandos two hours later. During the drop, six ROK AH-1 Cobras provided route reconnaissance and protective cover. In all, 36 U.S. and ROK helicopters were used. With that many birds in the air, the success of the operation really hinges on timing to make sure that everybody is in rhythm, and despite all of the last minute adjustments we were able to sync with the ROK 601st Aviation Battalion without any problems, McPeake said. Lieutenant Col. Erik Gilbert, the commander of 2-2, echoed the sentiment. The air assault was the culmination of more than five months of detailed planning and training with our ROK counterparts, Gilbert said. Being able to conduct an emergency extraction, then recover and meet the objective within ten seconds of the designated time is the direct result of hard, realistic training at the company level. That hard, realistic training has been noticed by those outside the battalion. In May, the Army Aviation Association of America named 2-2 its Outstanding Aviation Battalion of the Year for the Korean peninsula. x

Soldiers and Families visit the Cheonan Memorial on May 30. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Austin Liu



JUNE 10, 2011

By Mary Grimes and Im Hae-na USAG Daegu Public Affairs

Good Neighbor support brings USAG Daegu community even closer



DAEGU GARRISON Fun in the sun doesnt always have to mean a day at the beach. On June 3, members from around the USAG Daegu and Southeast Hub donned their summer hats and walking shoes and joined in a Good Neighbor event that kept them out and about the Korea countryside all day. The day-long tour, hosted by USAG Daegu Public Affairs, was made possible thanks to the generous support and donations made by Korean Foreigner Tourist Facility Association, Daegu branch who provided community participants with transportation and traditional Korean meals that included everything from bulgoki to bibim-bap. The Good Neighbor cultural tour consisted of approximately 60 individuals from around the Southeast Hub. The day began with buses departing Camp Walker and Camp Carroll heading to Daedun Mountain. The three-hour drive from Daegu gave the Soldiers, family members and civilians on the tour a chance to see Korea beyond the installation gates. All along the way excitement grew as the U.S. and Korean participants anxiously awaited the various events scheduled for the day. Reaching their destination in record time, members of the tour group were in awe of the sights and sounds as they approached the tiny town around the base of the mountains. For an up close and personal view, a cable car ride was a must. For those craving an even more picturesque view, there were the eternal stairs. A participant on the tour, Deidric Cave, USA, Ret., called the experience simply awesome. I came along to experience this cultural event and to take photos of the various sites. I have not been disappointed. This is a great way to see Korea and experience its culture, he said. Daedun Mountain, and the great meals were not the only part of the Good Neighbor outing. After a brief rest that allowed for more mingling

Jeonju Hanok Village rooftops appear dress-right-dress as they take over the city landscape. U.S. Army photos by Mary Grimes
and interacting among the tour group, buses headed to the Hite Beer Factory located in Jeonju. That portion of the tour was much anticipated as the curious tourists wanted to catch a glimpse of how the golden brew is made. A walk through of the huge facility revealed some interesting facts about how Hite beer is processed, packaged, and distributed. A final destination remaining, the days tour had not yet worn down the fed, full and feisty group. Approaching their last stop, the group was met by a tour guide as they paused to take in the beauty of Jeonju Hanok Village, and Jeondong Catholic church. The traditional Korean settings were visible for as far as the eye could see. Traditional buildings and their impressive rooftops dotted the hot and humid landscape. Andrew Allen, a participant in the tour was in awe of the setting. He called the day unforgettable. It was fun. I like the chance to get away from the installation. Going on tours like this is kind of fun. You have all the different kinds of people going on the trip, so you get to enjoy the day with other people from the base, he said. Another Good Neighbor event had gone smoothly. Said Allen, The event It was nicely organized, and I didnt have to worry about anything or doing anything just relax and go out. I enjoyed good food and good company. Also I want to recommend this kind of tour especially to our young and single Soldiers. I think they would really enjoy this trip in many ways. Its a cultural experience and exchange that

YongHwa Hamaker (right), checks out some Korean traditional vegetables to be used later for cooking. Hamaker was one of 60 USAG Daegu community members to participate in a June 3 Good Neighbor event. U.S. Army photos by Mary Grimes

Historial Jeondong Catholic church is located in the Jeonju Hanok Village U.S. Army photos by Mary Grimes




News & Notes

Camp Carroll hosts 2011 Army in Korea Paintball Championship

Fire Hydrant Testing From June 20 to July 1, the Fire Dept. will be testing fire hydrant flow rates in the Walker, Henry, and George areas. During the testing, sediments that have collected in the water lines are often disturbed causing bath, toilet or tap water to appear brownish in color. This discolored water has the potential to discolor white clothing. Residents are cautioned to reframe from washing clothing during this period or check the appearance of the water prior to washing clothing. As always, please do not park in front of any fire hydrant. Parking is prohibited within 20 feet of any fire hydrant. Say it on ICE Ever wonder if your voice is heard. Say it on ICE, were listening. Fill out an online comment card today our response is guaranteed. http://ice.disa mil Night Glow Golf Tournament Cant get enough golf from dawn til dusk? Sign up for the Evergreen Night Glow Tournament at Evergreen Golf Course, June 24, from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. If your game isnt up to par during the day, may be you play better at night. Entry fee is $15 and space is limited. Call 764-4628 for more information. Texas Holdem Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Camp Carroll Hideaway Club. Weekly prizes for the top 3 players. $20 per person. Free meal for players. Points awarded for every 8 weeks of play toward the final game and a $1,000 prize. Calll 765-8574 for more information. Kids Club Register your child for our Jr. Membership Program. Program benefits include quarterly appreciation nights, $5 gift coupon for thier birthday and other great events. Open to kids ages 5-12. For more information, call the Evergreen Community Club, 764-4060. Camp Carroll Paintball Range Now open on Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. $15 per person and it includes first 500 pellets. No reservations or teams required. Eye Protection, Long Sleeves, Long pants, Sneakers or Boots covering ankles are required. For more information call 765-8325/7062 or 7647484. China Beijing Tour Visit the Great Wall, Tienanmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Heaven Temple and enjoy a silk Street Market Shopping Tour as well. From July 2 to July 5. $740 for an Adult (2 people p/ room) ($610-child under 12). $300-Infant under 24 months. $840-Adult Single Occupancy room. For more information call 764-4124.

The U.S. Army in Korea 2011 paintball championship was held at U.S. Army Garrison Daegus Camp Carroll Paintball Range May 14 and 15. Contestants representing all four of Installation Management Command Koreas Garrisons, Humphreys, Yongsan and Red Cloud as well as USAG Daegu, showed off their ducking, scrambling, hiding, ambush and shooting skills over the newest paintball range on the peninsula. There was some inexperience which came out as the event progressed, but this was understandable as it was the first time the Camp Carroll range hosted. However whatever hiccups there may have been were overcome by the passion and excitement provided by the BOSS Soldiers, and theres no reason to doubt the next Army in Korea Paintball Championships will be even better. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Kim Min-jae An Auction for the Daegu Community Association, led by Betsy Lizotte, the DCA president, was held at the Evergreen Community Club May 21. Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Harvey, 19th ESC Commanding General (left) and Col. Kathleen A. Gavle, Commander, USAG Daegu, participated the event as guest auctioneers. DCA is run by volunteer spouses and community members to raise funds for Family members and Soldiers for college scholarships. The auction raised approximately $8,000 toward a very worthy cause. U.S. Army photos by Cpl. Jang Bong-seok

Going once

o twice, and G , Going


The bad days need not to be all bad, they can be good days
By Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Milton Johnson USAG Daegu Garrison Chaplain
DAEGU GARRISON What were your best days and years in life? The days I am talking about are the days when you think of them, they make the whole year look like a good year. Let me guess, I would say the days that brought you great happiness. Maybe the day you got married, or the day your child was born. Perhaps it was the time you left your last duty station, or the week you reported to your gaining unit for a new assignment. Possibly, it was when you moved into a new home, or saw your child graduate from school or college. Perchance a retreat that turned out to be the best vacation ever tops the list. Perhaps a promotion headed the list. Surely, those are the kinds of memories that when we look back at them they determine whether a year turned out to be a good year or not. Would it shock you terribly if I propose that you evaluate a good year not according to events of pleasure but according to experiences of challenge and afflictions? Would it sound dreadfully pious if I suggested that the best days and years are not the ones of unbroken

sunshine, but dark days when trouble or disappointment clouded your sky and obstructed your view? Now that we are almost completely through the second quarter of the new year we would do well to soak our souls in that sonorous psalm which frankly faces up to the littleness of time and the greatness of eternity. In the midst of majestic phrases that reflect on the fleeting nature of human life the psalmist offers this remarkable prayer; Make us glad for as many days that you have afflicted us, for as many

years as we have seen trouble Ps 90:15. The apostle Paul did that with his bad days and he had plenty of them. For some reason he fairly flung a catalog of his sufferings in the face of Christians at Corinth when he said; we are afflicted in every way perplexedpersecuted struck downalways carrying in the body the death of Jesus. Then he said, but we do not lose heart. Why? Because we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things unseen are eternal. That is how Paul reacted to his aff lictions. He did not allow them to crush and embitter him, but he looked beyond them to the things that really matter - those eternally real and imperishable values of the spirit that the world cannot destroy or death take away. By doing so, his worst days became his best days. We do not have to be reminded that there will be good days and bad days we know that. Neither do we have to be reminded that the bad days neednt be all bad they can be good days. They can even be our best days if they bring out our finest qualities of character and strengthen our ties with other people and bring us into closer touch with the eternal God. x

JUNE 10, 2011



Q:Would you encourage other women to pursue this type of leadership responsibility? A: Yes. Its very good for women to be able to have an experience such as this. You can take care of your customers and your employees. Its very satisfying. So I encourage women so seek these type of opportunities. Q: Do you have any new Exchange facility projects planned? A: We have a Starbucks, and a multi-training facility planned for Camp Carroll. We will be putting a theater inside the new multi-training facility. In that facility, we can conduct classes, conferences things like that. The facility will be used for business reasons. However, there will be a movie theater in there as well. Its going to be one large building -- its going to be used by different groups from around the Garrison. The master planners are busy preparing for the future. Currently, they are trying to put together plans for a new facility around the year 2020. That facility will be for us and for DeCa. Q: How do you provide feedback to the customer who has some question or concern? A: Sometimes customers come directly to me, and I can answer their question. That is the best thing and I like. We also have our customer comment programs in the ICE program. I usually answer those directly from the customers within two working days. So I make sure I get the feedback to them fast as or as soon as possible. Customers are why I am here. I try to take care of every single one of their concerns. Q: Is there a way the customer can properly provide their complaint or congratulations? A: We have Exchange customer comments system that you can use. We have a paper form that you can send directly to our headquarters in Dallas or you can go online and can fill out the customers comments. We also participate in ICE. If the customer fills out the ICE complaint and it goes to the Garrison, then the Garrison sends it to us for action. Q: Do you have any additional comments or any message you would like to provide the USAG Daegu community? A: I want you, the customer, to be satisfied with your shopping experience. Anyone is welcome any time. Enter our facility and I want you to leave happy. So, if you have any concerns -- anything you need please talk to the store manager or me. You can contact us anytime. I am just here and pleased to serve you. x

Paula Henderson, General Manager, Korea Southern Exchange reviews issues and policies regarding day-to-day operations of the Exchange.

Enter the Exchange, and leave happy

you have regarding your work? A: I want to make sure that we could buy everything that our customers need. Its a little bit different in the U.S. If the customer needs something in the U.S., he or she can simply go off and purchase it. But here in Korea, the customer doesnt have the luxury of simply going to other retail or food facilities with which they are familiar. So, we try to do everything for everyone here. Q: What is the most difficulty of working as a manager? A: Trying to please everyone. This is a little bit different than working retail outside of the military. Because you have people from different places in the world, you have to consider the different cultures, and be aware of some of their possible needs. There are also the needs of the military community that you must take into consideration. Knowing and understanding the many regulations that govern how things are to be managed or operate all of these things present a great challenge. Q: When did you begin to feel this is a worthwhile job to work? A: I was looking for something

Photo and story by Lee Seung-bin USAG Daegu Public Affairs

DAEGU GARRISON This is Part II and the final portion of an interview with Paula Henderson, Exchange General Manager, USAG Daegu and the Southeast Hub. Q: How long have you been the Korea Southern Exchange General Manager? Where is your hometown and where were you before coming to Korea? A: In this August I will have been here two years. My hometown is Elkhart, Indiana. Prior to Korea, I was at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Q: What is your normal day? A: I dont have a normal day. My day changes from moment to moment. However, I spend a lot of time in meetings with the military and commands. I also have one - on- one conversations with my customers, as well as answer customer comments or questions to deal with. I sometimes go to Yong San to have meetings with the general manager there. As you can see, my day is different every day. Q: What are some of the concerns

to work for short time because my children were small. So I went to store when it opened -- It was a much smaller place than here. I applied for the job and I got it. Once I did, I loved it. My husband was in the Air Force, and I was able to move whenever he moved. Being able to work with the Exchange has been what I like to think of as a way of Giving back to the people that served my husband while he was in the military. I thought it was wonderful to be able to serve them. He is now retired from the Air Force, and I continue to find working for the Exchange as a great way of giving back. Q: How challenging is a position like this especially for a woman? A: In the old days it used to be more challenging for a woman than it is now. Except nowadays women are in higher positions and its much easier. Even in the military they were very respectable of the fact that a woman is doing this job. It is a very challenging job. Korea has to be most challenging for me, because of the cultural differences. However, they respect me and they work very well.

Sfc. Mitchell Khadijah (right), a customer at the Camp Walker Main Exchange shakes hands with Paula Henderson, General Manager, Korea Southern Exchange. Henderson is often seen at Exchange outlets, interacting with customers (Left).

Paula Henderson, General Manager, Korea Southern Exchange discusses with Kim, Yong-il (center) and Yi, Chin (right), Cashier Checker, at the Camp Walker Main Exchange, store improvements and customer service issues (Right).


Photo and story by Mokihana Laysa USAG Daegu Public Affairs

Cancer Survivor takes part in annual Relay for Life Cancer Walk



DAEGU GARRISON Daegu and the Southeast Hub community held its annual Relay for Life Cancer Walk June 3, on Camp Walker. This event was very moving, especially for those whose lives have been touched by cancer. The event, which ran through the night, consisted of relay teams hoping to raise money that would be donated towards finding a cure for cancer. One team in particular, was led by ovarian cancer survivor Wanda Rosa. Rosa was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006. She fought it aggressively before finally beating the disease in 2008. Now, she looks at life from a different perspective. She said, I love life and I try and live every day to the fullest. Determined to make a difference, Rosa stayed at the Camp Walker relay site all night. She supported the event by holding a fundraiser selling food and T-shirts to participants. At the end of the day, she was happy to report having raised more than one thousand dollars. I am so happy about the outcome of this entire event. If I had a wish, it would be that more and more people would get involved. These types of events help keep cancer awareness alive, expressed Rosa. When asked how cancer has changed her life, the survivor replied, I always keep a smile on my face because God is good and has blessed me. I truly am thankful for that. Rosa now makes time to encourage others who are taking on the cancer battle. She said, Never give up. Live life to the fullest, and every day thank God for all your daily blessings. x

Cancer survivor Wanda Rosa walks down to accept her Survivor flowers, as community members from around USAG Daegu and the Southeast Hub recognize her during the Annual Cancer Relay Walk held on Camp Walker, June 3.

Shop, Save and thrive

COMMISSARY BENEFITS are part of the Army

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

Through the Bringing the Benefit to You campaign, Guard and Reserve Soldiers and their Families have shopped on-site at more than 100 remote locations and purchased $14 million worth of commissary products. An average of 30% SAVINGS OR MORE on purchases compared to commercial prices. Within the next three years, more than $200 million will be spent on building new commissaries and enhancing existing commissaries to better serve customers.


to learn more about the Army Family Covenant.




. . . . , TV, . . . . 70% . . . , .

5 30 . , . .