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JULY 22, 2011

JULY 22, 2011 Volume 9, Issue 39

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United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea held a change of command ceremony with Gen. James D. Thurman assuming command from Gen. Walter L. Sharp on Yongsan Garrison July 14. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Hong Joon-sung, Eighth Army Public Affairs.

Sharp bids farewell, Thurman assumes command


By Walter T. Ham IV Eighth Army Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea held a change of command ceremony July 14. Army Gen. James D. Thurman assumed command from Gen. Walter L. Sharp at the ceremony here at Collier Field House. The ceremony was attended by South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, Pacific Command Commander Adm. Robert Williard and retired Republic of Korea Army Gen. Paik Sun-yup. Mullen thanked Sharp for his leadership during a time of provocations and transformation on the Korean Peninsula. The U.S. joint chiefs chairman also called South Korea one of Americas most essential and important allies. We have nurtured a relationship forged in bitter combat into something much, much more: a living alliance between two thriving democracies, said Mullen. During his three years in command, Sharp focused on maintaining readiness, strengthening the ROKU.S. Alliance and improving quality of life for service members, civilians and families in South Korea. Following North Koreas attack on the ROK Navy Ship Cheonan and unprovoked shelling on Yeonpyeong Island, Sharp called on North Korea to stop all provocations, change its belligerent rhetoric and seek the path to peace. I do hope for the day that North Korea will change its policies and become a responsible member of the international community, Sharp said during the ceremony, one that has rid itself of nuclear ambitions, stopped threats and attacks on the Republic of Korea and the world and has provided its people with the freedom and the rights that they deserve. If that day would ever come, I am confident that this alliance would be ready to help the people of North Korea, said Sharp. But until that day comes, this great alliance will continue to adjust and grow even stronger, ready to face any threats. As a part of the biggest transformation in the history of the ROK-U.S. Alliance, Sharp championed efforts to consolidate U.S forces into two enduring hubs and to bring more families to Korea.

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Change of Command

Seoul Grand Park Zoo

Scrum

ID Cards

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

Inside

Finley returns to Korea: Page 5

School-age kids adventure: Page 9

Brewsers Rugby Club: Page 16

FEATURE

Safeguard your, mission security: Page 26

Sights & Sounds P03 Command Perspective P04 Photo Feature Page P16

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Republic of Korea Army Maj. Kim Jong-suk (center), 3rd Battlefield Coordination Detachment-Korea assistant operations officer, asks a questions through the interpreter Pfc. Lee Yung-jin (left) to Dr. Lewis Bernstein, United National Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea command historian, about Task Force Smith. U.S. Army photo by Tyrone D. Scott

CFC unit revisits Task Force Smith site


By Tyrone D. Scott UNC/CFC/USFK Staff Historian
OSAN On July 1, the 3rd Battlefield Coordination Detachment-Korea conducted a staff ride at the Task Force Smith battle site here just a few miles away from their duty station at Osan Air Base. The detachment is a Combined Forces Command unit that is composed of American and Republic of Korea Army Soldiers. ROKA members also participated in the staff ride with the assistance of their interpreter. The 3rd BCD-K is responsible for synchronizing air support from the Korean Air Operations Center at Osan Air Base with ground forces. They visited the site of the first U.S. Army engagement with the North Korean Peoples Army almost 61 years to the day of the battle. Dr. Lewis Bernstein, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea command historian, supported the event as a subject matter expert. The USFK Military History Program is tasked to support unit commanders and staff chiefs by offering professional development activities like staff rides. The staff ride was a professional development opportunity for servicemembers serving in combat arms, combat support or combat service support roles. On that fateful day July 5, 1950, Lt. Col. Charles Smith led the delaying force identified as Task Force Smith. He set up a defensive position three miles north of Osan with about 540 Soldiers. Task Force Smith had no armor, no effective antitank weapons and no air support. The NKPA overwhelmed Task Force Smith with troops and armor. The engagement lasted about eight hours and resulted in an American defeat. Smith mustered only 250 Soldiers the next day, which was approximately half of his original force. To accomplish a staff ride thats more than just a tour, we had to prepare in advance, said Col. David Danikowski, 3rd BCD-K commander. The officers, noncommissioned officers
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and Soldiers did great work to research the tactics, the strategic setting, the operational conditions, the enemy forces, the equipment they had, and the conditions they were facing. Having that background when we came to the physical site we could appreciate not only what happened, but also some of the emotional connections to the Soldiers and the hardships that they faced, also an appreciation for the terrain. Sgt. 1st Class Rufus Irick, 3rd BCD-K plans and targeting NCO, recognized benefits of the Staff Ride. He said one of them was being able to actually take a look at what happened in the past and being able to apply the lessons learned then to what we do today. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Scott Ketchuck added, The results were very good because we portioned off tasks: logistics, fire support and a strategic overview of Korea. Overall, the 3rd BCD-K enriched their team cohesion and enhanced their practical application of Army Doctrine on the Task Force Smith Staff Ride. x any threats against South Korea. This alliance stands ready to counter any provocation intended to destabilize the Korean Peninsula, said Thurman. With your help, I promise to do all I can to continue to strengthen this great alliance. This alliance has a long and distinguished history. It has been tested on the battlefield and continues to be strengthened through rigorous training and the commitment of two strong allies, said Thurman. I am committing all of my energy to ensure that the alliance transforms as an enduring deterrence against aggression and, should deterrence fail, as a lethal warfighting force for victory.

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For his effort to build even stronger bonds between the United States and South Korea, Sharp was recently named an Honorary Citizen of Seoul. Sharp is retiring later this year after 37 years in uniform. The son of a Korean War veteran, Sharp called his three years in the command the absolute best three years yet. There is no better way to end my military career than serving in Korea as the commander of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea, said Sharp. Thurman takes command in

South Korea following a tour as the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, which consists of more than 750,000 Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers. A veteran combat commander who served in Iraq, Thurman said his priorities are to strengthen the ROK-U.S. Alliance, maintain combat readiness, transform the combined forces command structure and improve quality of life for those serving in South Korea. Thurman said the combined defense team would stay ready to deter or defeat

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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 Casey Larceny of AAFES Property: On June 24, the Subject was observed via CCTV, replacing a Weider Resistance 45-inch tube with a 35-inch tube from a box, concealing it and then exiting the Main PX without rendering proper payment. On June 29, AAFES Loss Prevention Office reported the Subjects information to the military police. The Subject was processed and released to his unit. USAG Yongsan Assault Consummated by Battery: The Subject and the Victim were involved in a verbal altercation, which turned physical when the Subject struck the Victim with a closed fist and kicked him several times in the face at a private location. The Victim sustained a cut to his face. The Subject was apprehended and transported to the where he was processed and charged by Korean National Police for inflicting bodily injuries on others. The Subject was processed and released into MP custody and then transported to the provost marshals office, processed and released to his unit. USAG Humphreys Larceny of Personal Funds, Burglary: Unknown persons, by unknown means, removed $250 from the Victims purse, which was unsecured and unattended on her kitchen counter and then fled the scene. A search of the area for Subjects and/or witnesses was met with negative results. There were no signs of forced entry. The Victim rendered a written sworn statement attesting to the incident. USAG Daegu Underage Drinking, Damage to Private Property: Subject #1 and Subject #2 while intoxicated damaged the Victims restaurant located outside the installation. Subject #1 and #2 were transported by military police to the provost marshals office where they were administered a portable breath test, which yielded a .144 percent blood alcohol content for Subject #1 and a .070 percent BAC for Subject #2. The Subjects were processed and released to their unit. Kunsan Air Base Larceny of Government Property: Unknown persons, by unknown means, removed various tools, which were secured inside two government owned vehicles that were legally parked and secured. The Victim rendered a written sworn statement attesting to the incident. The estimated cost of loss is $2,000.

Get a birds eye view of Jeonju Hanok Village


For a panoramic view overlooking historic Jeonju Hanok Village in North Jeolla Province, take a two-minute hike up several flights of steps to the Omokdae Pavilion. It was on these grounds in 1380 after defeating Japanese marauders that Yi Seonggye aka King Taejo read a poem declaring his intent to found the Great Kingdom of Joseon (1392-1910). Jeonju Hanok Village consists of 700 quaint traditional Korean homes that resemble a sea of curved black-tile roofs. Many of the homes were built in the 1920 or 1930s and are very well preserved. Other places to visit include the Jeondong Catholic Cathedral, Gyeonggijeon Shrine and the Jeonju Confucian Academy. And if you want to experience the culture, try your hand at traditional Korean paper crafts called hanji or even play a traditional Korean instrument, but dont leave Jeonju without trying its immensely popular dish bibimbap. It is a balanced meal of warm white rice topped with 30 different vegetables of various colors, textures and flavors. Jeonju is a just a three-hour drive south of Seoul. Photo courtesy of Kevin Jackson

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Offpost events and activities


Korea House Korea House was built in the typical style of an upper-class house from the Joseon Dynasty and offers international visitors an excellent introduction to traditional Korean culture and lifestyle. The shop sells traditional Korean cultural items made by master craftsmen including china, hanji (handmade paper) and wooden craft items. There is also the chance to sample a Hanjeongsik (Korean table dhte) offering a selection of rare royal cuisine of the highest quality. Korea House is ideal for those who want hands-on experience of traditional Korean culture and the nearby Namsangol Hanok Village is also well worth a visit. At Korea House, visitors can experience traditional Korean culture set in the beauty of a hanok (traditional Korean house). Entering the courtyard from the main gate, you will find the Haeringwan (Hall) which once served as the servants quarters and whose name means a house where people around the world enjoy a close friendship. Haeringwan comprises Sohwadang which is a sarangchae (the mens part of a hanok) and Hwanbyeokru (Pavilion). At Sohwadang, delicious traditional food is served based on the royal cuisine of the Joseon Dynasty and is produced by carefully-researched traditional cooking techniques using period utensils. Even the table settings and names of dishes are drawn from the past. Situated next to Sohwadang, Hwanbyeokru is ideal for enjoying a meal surrounded by beautiful views. Korea House also has some hidden treasures, for instance, the unexpected beauty of groups of ceramic pots and jars in the backyard where kimchi is stored. Beyond Haeringwan is Garakdang which is anchae (the main building of a hanok). Garakdang has three dining rooms, all of them named after legendary mountains. This choice of names reflects the idea of food here as the elixir of eternal life. In the backyard lie three secluded detached buildings: Moonhyangru, Nogeumjeong and Cheongujeong. Situated deep in the garden, Moonhyangru is a wonderfully quiet venue perfect for quality time with family and friends and also popular for business meetings. The traditional royal cuisine served at Korea House is of the highest quality and commands commensurate prices. Hanjeongsik prices range from 68,200 won to 250,000 won, and for the lunch menu from 18,000 won (one dish) to 57,200 won. Please see the website for details. Korea House also offers a variety of traditional culture experience programs including Korean traditional crafts, martial arts and kimchi making, all with multilingual guides for international visitors. The kimchi-making program is the most popular with tourists and costs 45,000 won for two hours while other programs such as traditional dance, taekkyeon (a traditional Korean martial art), samulnori (a genre of traditional Korean percussion music) lessons and hanji craft (traditional handmade paper) cost 30,000 won. The programs require a minimum of 20 participants (10 for traditional dance) and reservations should be made at least three days in advance. The programs run twice a day at 09:00 and 14:30, and last two hours. For a reservation, contact Korea House on +82 (0)2 2267 4128. To get there take subway Line 3 or 4 to Chungmuro Station, walk 5 minutes from Exit 3. For more information visit www. k a n gko k u . o r. k r / e n g / i n d e x . h t m l (English). x

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The year thus far and whats ahead


Wow, its hard to believe that 2011 is already more than halfway complete! When you get busy, time really flies. Weve certainly been busy not only here in USAG Daegu and the Southeast Hub but all over the Korean Peninsula, so I thought it might be a good time to take a quick look back at the year so far and a look ahead, too. Late last November, North Korea shelled Yeonpyeong Island, killing two ROK Marines and two civilians and injuring several others. This incident significantly ramped up tensions here on the Peninsula as we headed into the new year. A ROK exercise in January proved their determination to conduct training to maintain readiness and also caused more than a few of us a few sleepless nights while we tried to anticipate what the North Korean response might be. Luckily, cooler heads prevailed and things got back to more or less normal. That wouldnt last long as the March earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear disaster struck our neighbors in Japan. Amidst all the heartbreak, the U.S. authorized a voluntary departure of Family members and non-essential civilians from Japan, and there was a distinct possibility that the departure would go through U.S. Army garrisons in Korea Daegu and Humphreys. We spent many long days trying to determine how to temporarily house and feed several thousand spouses, kids and pets on their way home. Again it was great training for us as we partnered with Team 19 to flex our ability to support Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations or NEO. Ultimately, direct flights to CONUS meant we never had to implement our planning. But we thank all of you in the community who came up on our Facebook page and volunteered to open your homes to evacuees! In late May, a former Camp Carroll Soldier alleged that in 1978 he buried drums of Agent Orange there. For the past two months, we have been deeply involved in a joint investigation headed by 8th Army and the ROK Ministry of the Environment to determine whether or not there was Agent Orange at Camp Carroll and to determine if there is any health risk to those either on- or off-post in Waegwan. To date, there is no evidence that Agent Orange was ever stored or buried at Camp Carroll. There were other types of chemicals and solvents buried there in 1978, but we also know that in 1979-80, they were dug up and removed, along with a large volume of contaminated soil. The investigation continues and as 8th Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. John Johnson has said over and over again, if we find anything hazardous to either the on- or off-post community, we will clean it up.

Col. Kathleen A. Gavle


Amidst all this there was still a garrison to run. We never forget that taking care of the Soldiers, Civilians and Families who live, play and work on our installations is job number one, and over the past six months, weve worked to improve your quality of life. We completed the new CDC on Camp Walker, a first-rate facility that doubled our child care capability. We opened a renovated DFAC on Camp Walker to take care of our Soldiers living there. Construction is complete on the new Walker High School, and we look forward to its opening for the upcoming school year. This school has given us the ability to significantly increase command sponsorship opportunities. Over the past six months, weve also put a new athletic field on Camp George, built a playground at the ACS on Camp Carroll, and obtained funding for a much needed roof at Pier 8 in Busan. So what lies ahead for the rest of 2011? The Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011 exercise is just around the corner in August. Then theres Labor Day and the end of summer, and the beginning of another school year. The Korean Chuseok Holiday falls in September, too, and Ill be holding Town Halls in September so I can welcome all the Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members who are arriving here over the summer to join the Daegu community. Well be reopening our theater on Camp Henry in the fall, monitoring the progress of the theater/ multipurpose training facility under construction at Camp Carroll, and working with our Korean partners to provide many upgrades to the housing on Camp George. We plan to serve the Christmas meal at the brand new DFAC at Camp Carroll, and before you know it, well all be saying Happy New Year to 2012! Make a Difference! x

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USAG RED CLOUD Casey welcomes new commander


By Sgt. Jin Choi jin.choi2@korea.army.mil
CAMP CASEY Lt. Col. Steven Finley assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Casey from Lt. Col. Richard Fromm during a ceremony here at the Carey Fitness Center July 15. Col. Hank Dodge, USAG Red Cloud and Area I commander, presided over the ceremony attended by more than 200 local dignitaries, Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and family members. Todays ceremony marks another important milestone in the history of Camp Casey as Lt. Col. Fromm relinquishes command, thereby punctuating two years of dramatic transformation to this installation, Dodge said. During Fromms tenure, command sponsorships in the Casey enclave grew from 31 to more than 600 as U.S. Forces Koreas tour normalization plan swept across the once familymember restricted duty station. Dodge praised Fromm for completing 24 projects valued at more than $24 million all of which supported tour normalization. Most significant among them was opening the first ever Department of Defense Education Activity school in Warrior Country the Casey Elementary School which he said was simply unthinkable a few years ago. Other new facilities that opened to support the families who have arrived in Dongducheon during the period of dramatic growth are a child development center, school age center/youth center, Army Community Service center and several playgrounds. When I took command two years ago, Brigadier General Uberti (previous Installation Management

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Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, outgoing U.S. Army Garrison Casey commander, Col. Hank Dodge, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I commander, and Lt. Col. Steven Finley, incoming USAG-Casey commander, salute during the national anthem at the USAG-Casey Change of Command ceremony July 15. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jin Choi
Command Korea commander) told me one thing make Camp Casey a family-friendly place, Fromm said. (The Area I directors and staff) were able to do that. Dodge took one final opportunity to publicly thank the outgoing commander, who was reassigned to U.S. Force-Iraq in Baghdad. Rich, the actions and accomplishments of Camp Casey during your tenure in command are truly a reflection of your outstanding leadership and commitment to the Soldiers, civilians and families in the community, he said. Thanks for your leadership, thanks for your friendship, thanks for a job well. Finley, who returns to the Land of the Morning Calm for his third tour of duty, came from the U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The challenges ahead are and will continue to be significant and the task is challenging, Finley said. However, as the Installation Management Commands motto reminds us, We are the Armys Home. I truly believe these words and I am very proud to be serving with you. x

Shamrell shaves time, pedals to gold medal


By Kevin Jackson kevin.b.jackson1@korea.army.mil
CAMP CASEY Nicholas Shamrell laments the rain, but like a champion it didnt keep him from cruising to a gold medal and smashing his time from last years 8th Army Triathlon Championship. Shamrell from Company A, 2nd Assault Battalion, 2nd Aviation Combat Brigade, K-16 Air Base shaved nearly 10 minutes off last years fifth place finish during the 8th Army Triathlon Championship at the Hanson Field House here July 16. He finished first in the mens junior division (32 years of age and under) in one hour, two minutes and 40 seconds. I was getting a little nervous at the turnaround (on the run) because I saw Ryan (Murphy) was behind me, Shamrell said. I was talking with him before the race and he talked about the 10-Miler. I recognized him as the winner so I knew I had to get ahead of him on the swim or the bike, and it was on the bike where I made up the time. Honestly, I was going for the win, the 25-year-old Vancouver, Wash. native said. I just felt like I was going to kill them on the bike because Ive gotten so much training on it. The multi-event sprint race, sponsored by the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, put 24 participants through a rigorous 400-meter swim, 20-kilometer bicycle ride and 5-kilometer run in light to moderately heavy rain. Susanna Hans from Battery E, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air and Missile Defense Regiment, cruised to the gold medal in the womens open division in 1:18:45. Hans participated unofficially in the Warrior Country Triathlon Championship June 25 and shaved more than four minutes off that time, which she attributed to taking several long bike rides and learning how to use the gears better. Im pretty excited, the 32-year-old Temple City, Calif. native said about the win. I didnt come in expecting to win, so obviously Im very happy. In the mens senior division, Jason Alvis from the Army Special

Nicholas Shamrell from Company A, 2nd Assault Battalion, 2nd Aviation Combat Brigade, K-16 Air Base, races to the finish line during the 8th Army Triathlon Championship at the Hanson Field House July 16. Courtesy photo by Jeffrey Rivers

Operations Liaison Element-Korea at Yongsan Garrison rode to the gold in 1:07:53, which was also the fourth best time on the day. Like the other competitors, he also said the rain was the biggest challenge, but it didnt keep him from having fun. Im ecstatic, and a little surprised and happy to be taking home a trophy the 36-year-old Cheney, Wash. native said. Following are the remaining podium finishers. Mens junior division: 2) Ryan Murphy, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 168th Multifunctional Medical Brigade, Camp Walker, 1:03:02 and 3) Christopher Tung, 8th Army G5, Yongsan Garrison, 1:06:40. Mens senior division: 2) Ryan Kwok, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Camp Hovey, 1:10:08 and 3) Patrick Noble, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Camp Carroll, 1:12:10. Womens division: 2) Jennifer Woods, Co. A, 2-2 ASLT, K-16 Air Base, 1:21:04 and Zuleika Rivera, 501st Military Intelligence Brigade, Yongsan Garrison, 1:22:14. x

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Construction Zone The area between the Hanson Field House, bldg. 3015, and the 2nd Infantry Division Taekwondo Center, bldg. 3030, at Camp Casey is closed to all pedestrians immediately and until the construction of additional dressing rooms/ showers for gym patrons is completed in August. Signs are posted rerouting pedestrians to other facilities until the work is completed and the barricades are removed. Mitchells Club The dining room in Mitchells Club at Camp Red Cloud will be closed until about 12:30 p.m., July 22. Lunch off the menu will be available in the Bulls Eye Lounge as normal. Unit Level Flag Football Camp Casey and Camp Red Cloud units that want to participate in their respective Unit Level Flag Football League must return a letter of intent to Warrior Country Sports no later than July 22. Camp Casey will hold a pre-season tournament July 25-29. Regular league play will begin on both installations in August. For more information, call 730-3220. Unit Level Soccer Camp Casey and Camp Red Cloud units that want to participate in the Unit Level Soccer League must return a letter of intent to Warrior Country Sports no later than July 22. Camp Casey will hold a preseason tournament July 25-29. Regular league play will begin on both installations in August. For more information, call 730-3220. USO Ride for Remembrance The USO at Camp Casey will host a motorcycle Ride for Remembrance of famous battlefields at 10 a.m., July 30 from the Dongducheon Civil Stadium. The ride will take participants to Pork Chop Hill, Gloucester Hill and the 6.25 Crossing. The entry fee is $20 per motorcycle or $30 for couples on one motorcycle, which entitles the participants to an event t-shirt and steak dinner at the Dongducheon Veterans of Foreign Wars hall. The deadline to register is July 22. Call 7304466. Guam Liberation Day Picnic There will be a Guam Liberation Day event at 11:30 a.m., July 23 at Camp Coiner in Seoul. The potluck event is open and free to any military, civilian employees and their family members across the peninsula. There will entertainment, giveways and Rear Adm. Peter A. Gumataotao, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Korea, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call Rose Aguigui at 732-6273.

Iraq-bound commander packs black belt

CAMP CASEY - Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, former U.S. Army Garrison Casey commander, and his wife Lisa, pose with Grand Master Kim Mun-ok during an awards presentation prior to the USAG Casey Change of Command at Carey Fitness Center July 15. Fromm was made an honorary black belt by the World Taekwondo Headquarter in Seoul. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jin Choi

Scissorhands reflect on experiences


By Pfc. Chang Han-him 2nd Infantry Public Affairs
CAMP RED CLOUD Hairstyle can play a key role in forming ones external impression. It is even more crucial for Soldiers, since it is important to look disciplined while seeking a style that fits them best. But how much do you know about the people you trust with handling your appearance? The current crew consists of four barbers and was formed last year when Army and Air Force Exchange Service changed their outsourcing partner for Camp Red Cloud. Even though they have only been working at CRC for about a year, their careers as a barbers started way back in the day. I have only been working here for about six months, but I first started working for the U.S. Army in 1978, said Chong Dong-won, the manager of CRC Barbershop crew. All the members have been working with the military community for a long time. We have a lot in common and have been able to build great team spirit. I used to work at a beauty salon off-post and was looking for a better working environment, said Kim Eunju, who moved here six months ago from Camp Stanley where she worked for 12 years. The U.S. militarys barbershops have been a great place to work. I have more personal time here than I had when I was working outside the gate. Each of them have their own special memories of working with U.S. Soldiers. When I was working at Camp Stanley I had to go up to Camp Bonifas for two days every week, said Kim. It was a small camp with around 50 Soldiers, and all of them were very close like a Family. I got to know them all very well. While I would cut their hair they would talk about very personal things, like how a date turned out or a fight with their wife. I also toured The Bridge of Freedom up at Camp Bonifas and got a best barber award on my last day there. Yun Kyung-jae, who worked at Camp Stanley for six years and Camp Jackson for 15 years also shared some special memories as a military barber. When my son joined the [Korean] army, I was at Camp Jackson cutting hair for the [Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Training] Academy trainees. I cried a lot during work because they all reminded me of my son. There was also another time at Camp Stanley when a close customer of mine did not recognize me, Yun recalled. I thought it was weird since we usually talk to each other so much, but that day he did not say a word. It turned out he was my customers twin brother who was working in Yongsan and they were playing with me. I have a lot of good memories with friendly U.S. Soldiers. But, doing the job for so many years hasnt changed the feeling they get when their hard work and experience pays off. I am very happy when customers leave here satisfied with their results, said Chong. Our goal is to do the best we can to meet our customers needs and satisfy them all. We try hard to provide a high quality service with pride, and we hope to build a healthy relationship with everyone who visits the CRC barbershop. x

Kim Eun-ju, barber at Camp Red Cloud Barbershop, trims the hair off Pfc. Chang Han-him from Headquarters Support Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. Kim has been cutting hair for the military more than 12 years. U.S. Army Photo by Pvt. Choi Jeong-hwan

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Hong Kongs traditional dish - dim sum

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US, Korean units conduct exercise


Warrior Thunder trains to improve interoperability, battle drills
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CAMP CASEY In the pouring rain, the 210th Fires Brigade and the Third Republic of Korea Army worked together to conduct a counter-fire coordination exercise here July 13-15. The CCX, which is one of several exercises held every year, allows Soldiers of all ranks the opportunity to train with the TROKA on artillery synchronization. This exercise established both brigades battle drills and integrated all war-fighting functions. Brig. Gen. Yang Byung-hee, Republic of Korea Army 6th Corps Artillery commander, visited the site to inspect how operations were conducted. Maj. Timothy Cochran, 210th Fires Bde. operations officer, said everyone who participated not only met their standards, but exceeded his expectations. Everyone from privates to officers worked more than hard to accomplish the mission, Cochran said. They exceeded expectations, and I feel as if they are going to continue to grow even stronger in the future. During the nine-day exercise, participants analyzed past actions and formulated plans to make those actions more effective. They also stay focused while dealing with the harsh rainy weather during the Korean monsoon season. The weather adds realism to the training, Cochran said. Whether its rain, sleet, or snow, our systems are designed to take it, so our Soldiers must continue to have faith in their equipment. Cochran feels the exercise will improve new team members knowledge on how everything is supposed to work. This exercise is meant to test systems inherit to the task force, and enhance the U.S. and ROK Armys interoperability as a venue to improve tactics, techniques and procedures, Cochran said. Its a great opportunity to initiate new team members and how they operate as a team to accomplish the mission. Col. Tracy Banister, 210th Fires Bde. commander,

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says that the training is unique and allows the Soldiers to learn quicker. This training is like being thrown in the pool as a kid, he said. You dont have time to test how cold it is with your feet, you just have to take it all in at once. This type of training allows Soldiers to learn and gather knowledge a lot quicker. Im very pleased with the fact that the new Soldiers had the chance to work with Soldiers who have already conducted the training, it gives them a certain kind of mentorship on how to properly get the mission accomplished, Banister said. The 210th Fires Bde. will conduct more multinational exercises in the future and plans on strengthening the exercise. x

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Kids in SAC learn while having fun


By Pfc. Choi Sung-il sung.i.choi@korea.army.mil
YONGSAN GARRISON - Full of curiosity, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan students enrolled in the School Age Center Program spent the day marveling at a variety of animals from all over the world and the water splashing dolphin show, during a field trip to Seoul Grand Park Zoo July 6. Sponsored by Child, Youth and School Services and operated in conjunction with the University of Northern Iowa, Camp Adventure started June 27 and ends August 19. It provides a variety of activities for the children during eight one-week sessions. Based on different themes every week, kids are given the chance to learn about aquatics, math, literacy, arts and craft, etc. Camp Adventure also includes off base field trips every week and the trip to the zoo was just the second of eight such trips. We try to teach kids trustworthiness, responsibilities, sportsmanship through games and physical activities. Kids are able to grow and build relationships with one another for good social and emotional health, said Middle School and Teen Assistant Director Chad Ueno. Camp Adventure is unique because college students from the U.S. become Camp Adventure counselors and interact with kids for the summer. Counselors selected by UNI and other partner universities go through an intensive interview process and spend a semester training to learn how to run different summer camp programs before being sent to Military installations and embassies overseas for the summer. Counselors are taught about developmental stages of children through different activities and how to implement program activities and handle food. They also go through different conferences to learn not only about the Military, but also how to work with kids. Kristine Fleming, Project Director of Camp Adventure in Korea expressed how it feels to communicate with Military kids. It gives us the opportunity for students in the states to get to know Military kids overseas. A lot of these counselors have never interacted with the Military so they now have a chance to give back to the community and help the country in a different way. Not only do the children learn but adults learn from children as well. Circumstances are different. Most of the kids in the states dont necessarily have overseas experience while kids here know things outside of the U.S. And it makes it unique to work with them as they have different perspectives on things, said Fleming. 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 USAG Yongsan Garrison Commander Col. William Huber. We are keeping our promise to make Yongsan a place where community members can thrive. x

(Above) Hot scorching weather doesnt take the tuck out of School Age Center kids. They smile for the camera at Seoul Grand Park Zoo July 6; (Below) A giraffe takes a breather from the blazing sun. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choi Sung-il

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(From left) Trainers have the dolphins do some tricks simultaneously.; Kids amazed by enormous land animals observe with curiousity. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choi Sung-il

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8th Army PT Routes Starting June 20, 8th Army PT Routes go into effect from 6:307:30 a.m. each duty day. All of Camp Coiner, 8th Army Drive and 10th Corps Blvd (westbound from 8th Army Drive to Williams Avenue) will be closed to vehicular traffic. Commuters will still be able to drive east on 10th Corps Blvd. towards the commissary gate (new gate #6, old gate #52). Road closures are not in effect on holidays or military training holidays. Due to the new 8th Army PT Routes, post shuttle schedules will change starting June 20. Post shuttles will not run from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Hannam and K-16 shuttle schedules remain the same, but will not stop at Yongsan from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Breakfast DFAC shuttle starts at 7:30 a.m. from Moyer Rec and Building #5491. Incheon Airport shuttle will run as scheduled, but will only stop at Incheon Airport stop #8 (instead of stops #5 and #11) to prevent people from taking the wrong luggage by mistake. For more information, call 723-8525. 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. CYSS benefits include tuition assistance and employee discounts of up to 50%. Local or worldwide applicants are welcome. USAG Yongsan Libraries will be closed on Monday August 15 in observance of the Korean National Holiday. For more information, call 725-7222. USAG Yongsan Fitness Clubs Have an interest in a certain activity? Looking for others who may share that same interest? Then join in on the USAG Yongsan Fitness Clubs that are newly forming. Heres what to do: Send an email to the USAG Yongsan Fitness Coordinator with your contact information and activities of interest. Next, the USAG Yongsan Fitness Coordinator will compile a list to disseminate to the entire group. From then on, everyone can work together on coordinating events to improve their physical activity and keep everyone motivated. USAG Yongsan Fitness Coordinator Contact Info: Edward J. Motley, MS, ACSM-HFS (DSN) 736-3340 Edward.j.motley@korea. army.mil

Good Neighbors honored for commitment


By Pfc. Choi Sung-il sung.i.choi@korea.army.mil
YONGSAN GARRISON - The Ninth Annual U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Awards Dinner, an honorable event that highlights many outstanding contributors to the ROK-US Alliance was held at the Dragon Hill Lodge July 11. Awardees including individuals, organizations, units and Family members filled the Naija Ballroom; as well as volunteers, Servicemembers, civilians and Families who helped make the bond strong and unique. Your active leadership and participation in various activities have been outstanding. You all have directly contributed to the obtainment of the commands priorities. You all have provided generous support for a strong and enduring ROK-US Alliance, said Gen. Walter Sharp, Commander of USFK. The Good Neighbor Awards Dinner was the last official event for the Sharps who leave Korea after Sharps Change of Command on July 14. Sharp took the opportunity to ask guests to keep giving back to the organizations and

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Gen. Walter Sharp, Commander of U.S. Forces Korea (right) and his wife Joanne Sharp exchange compliments with guests during the USFK Good Neighbor Awards Dinner held at the Dragon Hill Lodge July 11. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choi Sung-il
people, while promising to come back to visit Korea. And he conveyed special appreciation to the Korean sponsors for donating their time, money, effort and hospitality to Soldiers. Because of your generosity, our Servicemembers and their Families have enjoyed a better quality of life, tremendous opportunities to experience all the wonderful aspects of Korean history and culture. Continuing support from Korean sponsors help make the annual Good Neighbor English Camp, Super Bowl festival, Fourth of July celebration and Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army-U.S. Soldier Friendship Week such smashing successes. After his opening remarks, the honorees were presented a certificate of appreciation and a flower bouquet by the Sharps and spent time for photos. All the good neighbors then moved to Naija Ballroom for dinner while watching a slide show. The 8th Army Band provided the evenings entertainment. Its a wonderful night getting everybody together from all over the peninsula and recognizing both Ko See GOOD NEIGHBOR, Page 12

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Chairman of Joint Chiefs speaks to Troops


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YONGSAN GARRISON - First of all, I just want to say thanks for what youre doing. Thanks for raising your right hand, serving your country at an extraordinary time in our countrys history, and this region of the world. With that, Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, began his talk with the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines stationed in South Korea at the Collier Fitness Center July 14. Mullen, who has served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs since October 2007, has served in the Military since 1968, giving him a depth of experience almost unrivaled in the Armed Forces. You make a huge difference. Since our country was founded weve placed a burden of service upon our young people, Mullen said. Ive been doing this for a long time, since the Vietnam era and I can tell you that you are what makes our Military the best Military weve had in the history of our country and, I argue, in the history of the world. The crowd was a mix of Soldiers, NCOs and young officers, with most of the higher ranks, including Sgt. Majors and field-grade officers, leaving the room for the presentation. The lack of structure and the lesser presence of command were aimed at letting the Servicemembers speak their minds on the topics they thought important. Anytime we travel overseas or in the continental United States he wants to spend as much time with troops as he can, said Capt. John Kirby, the Chairmans Public Affairs representative. He likes to do these unstructured sorts of settings so he can get a sense of whats on the minds of our troops and Families and give them the chance to have a direct interaction with him. See CHAIRMAN SPEECH, Page 12

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Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presents a coin to a KATUSA from the 2nd Infantry Division after his speech to Yongsan Garrison at Collier Fitness Center July 14. Mullen, who has served in the Military since the Vietnam era, answered questions presented by Servicemembers on retention, Soldier safety and the way ahead for the Military. - U.S. Army photo by Sfaff sgt. Cody Harding

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Yongsan Kids ham it up at Lotte World

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Myeong-dong is a great place to sample lots of interesting street food and get a feel for Korea (and how many people are in Seoul!). Walking up to Seoul Tower is a definite must. And of course the palaces and Insa-dong street are wonderful excursions. And the best part about Seoul is that there is plenty to keep you busy exploring and discovering for your whole tour!

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Artists awarded for Korea-wide contest


By Pvt. Han Samuel samuel.han2@korea.army.mil
YONGSAN GARRISON - Artists, Families and friends from around the peninsula huddled into the Yongsan Arts and Crafts Center July 13 for the 2011 Korea Region Army Arts and Crafts Contest Awards Ceremony. Winners for first, second, and third places and honorable mention were announced as their artwork was projected via a media slideshow. The categories for the contest included Fibers, Oil Base Painting, Water Base Painting, and Wood for the Accomplished category, and Drawing, Fibers, Glass, Metals and Jewelry, Mixed Media 2D, Mixed Media 3D, Oil Base Painting, Water Base Painting, and Wood for the Novice category. Contestants entered by submitting a photograph of their artwork between

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Walking up Namsan is definitely my favorite thing to do in the city. Also walking or biking along the Han river is a nice (and easily accessible) break from the hustle and bustle.

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May 1 and June 30 for judging. There were 35 winners in the 2011 Korea Region Army Arts and Crafts Contest; with several participants receiving multiple awards. Although contestants came from all over Korea, See ARTS AND CRAFTS, Page 12

Just sign-up at the ACS Front Desk. They offer the Newcomers Orientation day bus tour for FREE. They familiarize you first with the buildings on post then you head outside and visit a 1-2 tourist spots with a narrator/guide and also treat you to a nice lunch. Its a lovely start!

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Id say be sure to go visit the Moyer Rec Center on Yongsan and the USO at Camp Kim to look at all the available tours. Summer is a great time to get out and newcomers need to survey what is available.

Fern Damour receives First Place and Honorable Mention awards from Mr. Ronald Buss, Acting Chief of IMCOM Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division (left) and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Command Sgt. Maj. John Justis (right) for her artwork in Fiber for the Accomplished category during the 2011 Korea Region Army Arts & Crafts Contest Awards Ceremony at the Yongsan Arts and Crafts Center, July 13.- U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Han Samuel

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reans and Americans for their efforts for uniting our communities, said Red Cross Director Kalyn Simpson, a winner of the non Department of Defense Civilian award. Simpson was nominated for serving in various GNP capacities such as volunteering to protect abused children and volunteering to share cultural exchanges through the Cheongdam Mid-

dle School English Village Program. Garrison Yongsan values relationships with outside organizations to help us improve our quality of life, said Garrison Commander Col. William Huber. Deepening our non-governmental organization relationships is just one way we are supporting the Installation Management Command Campaign Plan.x
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most were from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. Tim Higgs, Chief of Family and Morale ,Welfare and Recreation Division for IMCOM Korea stated that thats one of the reasons why Garrison Yongsan is the place where the Arts and Crafts Program goes for support. Yongsan Garrison, in review of baseline standards has the most active, most creative, most participating Arts and Crafts program within the Korea region as a whole. Hands down they are leading the way. This garrison being the most active garrison and the most productive garrison in the arts and crafts side of the house. We go to Garrison Yongsan to support us, said Higgs. Being recognized on the same occasion were the winners of the 2010 All Army Photography Contest, which began in the Korea region in December of 2010. According to Mrs. Kim, Un-chong, Arts and Crafts Specialist at the Yongsan Arts and Crafts Shop, the Korea region Arts and Crafts Contest is hosted in May, while the Korea region Photography Contest is held in December. The awards ceremonies for these two contests, however, are held together. This is because contestants go through two judging processes one at

the Korea region level and then one at the Department of the Army level. Whats key is that all of these winners, even those in honorable mention go to the Department of the Army and they can still win cash prizes and awards it does not end here in Korea. The winners here in Korea, their work is forwarded to the DA level and, for them, the contest is not over yet, explained Higgs. As the name implies, the 2010 All Army Photography Contest results recognized winners at the DA level, whereas the 2011 Korea Region Army Arts and Crafts Contest results covered only winners in Korea. Although it is yet to be determined, the results for the 2011 All Army Arts and Crafts Contest are expected to be recognized during the 2011 Korea Region Army Photography Contest which will take place in December. 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 USAG Yongsan Garrison Commander Col. William Huber. We are keeping our promise to make Yongsan a place where community members can thrive.x
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The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke on the work between the Korean and American Forces in building cooperation between the two nations; talking about his time working with the Korean Government during the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island. One of the things that struck me as we worked our way through that crisis was how strong that relationship was, said Mullen. We built that relationship up over the course of sixty years, and on any given day or month or year or tour, you may not think its moving forward. But it has moved forward, and its as strong as it has ever been. After his speech to the Servicemembers, Mullen then turned the microphone over to them for questions. They asked him about spending for the Soldiers, retention and education issues.

For those questions that he couldnt answer, Servicemembers were provided a form to fill out with their contact information and a promise from Mullen that he would personally answer their questions over e-mail. After the presentation, he gave coins and words of encouragement to the Servicemembers who came to hear him speak. Mullens term as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is scheduled to expire at the end of September, with his retirement. Gen. Martin Dempsey, who serves as the Army Chief of Staff and had roles commanding CENTCOM and TRADOC, has been nominated to assume the role as Chairman when Mullen leaves the Navy and enters civilian life after a 43-year career. x

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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

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

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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 Korean-American Service Wednesday 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Seventh-Day Adventist Saturday Episcopal Sunday

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

Camp Walker Camp Carroll

9 a.m. 12 p.m.

CRC Warrior 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: http://www.usfk.mil/usfk/fkch.aspx for helpful links and information

Latter-day Saints Worship Sunday 4 p.m.

West Casey Chapel

Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact


USAG Yongsan Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffrey D. Hawkins: jeffrey.d.hawkins@us.army.mil, 738-3009 Chaplain (Maj.) Terry E. Jarvis: terry.e.jarvis@korea.army.mil, 738-4043 USAG-Humphreys Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) John Chun: john.chun@us.army.mil, 754-7274 USAG-Red Cloud Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Suk Jong Lee: sukjong.lee@us.army.mil, 732-6169 Chaplain (Maj.) Alfred Grondski: alfred.grondski@us.army.mil, 732-6016 USAG Daegu Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Milton Johnson: milton.johnson4@us.army.mil, 764-5455 Chaplain (Capt.) Mike Jones: michael.jones124@us.army.mil, 765-8991

FEATURE Brewsers bring Rugby to Camp Humphreys


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Above, players from the Area III Brewsers Rugby Club battle for control of the ball during a scrum. At left, a Brewser heads up field during action at Zoeckler Field. To inquire about joining the team, call 010-2530-4281. U.S. Army photos by Mike Mooney

A Brewser works to get out an opponents grip (above), but the tackle is successful (below), and both teams begin plotting their next move. U.S. Army photos by Mike Mooney

Brewsers give chase during a match at Zoeckler Field. U.S. Army photo by Mike Mooney

Scrambling for a loose ball is a regular feature of rugby. U.S. Army photo by Mike Mooney

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ADA unit helps Korean youth sharpen skills

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helping her son, and that Andy cannot stop talking about his favorite teacher, Said Cano-perez. It was truly heartwarming to know that I am making a difference. And Kim has continued to show improvement. In the last few classes, I noticed he is slowly opening up. He participates more and even started to ask questions during class, Cano-perez said. Cano-perez, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the Suwon Air Base clinic, called participating in the English program one of the most rewarding experience Ive had since joining the Army. The English program, which first started in 2009, is going into its eighth semester, a testament of its popularity with the Soldiers, parents, and students. Classes have over 20 American volunteer teachers and 80 students, divided into eight different classes based on skill level. The program is opened to all children belonging to the families of the Republic of Korea Air Forces 10th Fighter Wing, who are stationed at Suwon Air Base with the Iron Horse Battalion. Recently, the English program has also opened to

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SUWON AIR BASE Andy Kim could not be happier. He has learned interesting facts about Sponge Bob Square Pants and the synopsis of the latest Transformer movie. But what really makes him smile is that he has finally summoned enough courage to tell his fellow students in English the reason why tae-kwon do is his favorite sport. Sharing Kims joy is Staff Sgt. Clementina Canoperez, one of the volunteer instructors for the Youth English program hosted by Soldiers of 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery at Suwon Air Base every Monday and Wednesday night. As Kim stood and explained about obtaining the his blue belt, Cano-perez could not be prouder. Cano-perez said Kim came to the class apprehensively, but then blossomed. Andy was extremely shy when he first came to the class with his mother, Cano-perez recalled. I remember his mother was not sure if he should be in the class or not but I assured her everything will be okay. Cano-perez quickly added that almost immediately, she knew Andy was very smart and eager to learn, noting that the 7-year-old Kim is the youngest student in the class and has been learning English since he was 4. Cano-perez spent extra time after each class with Andy to improve his English and to help him overcome his shyness. The extra work paid off. Staff Sgt. Clementina Cano-perez of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery (right) helps Andy Kim practice his English language skills One day, I got a call from U.S. Army photo by Capt. Austin Liu Andys mother thanking me for during a class at Suwon Air Base. The classes meet each Monday and Wednesday night.

adults, mainly curious Korean Air Force members who want to find out why their children are so excited about Monday and Wednesday nights, and to refresh their English skill. Specialist Kristin Dwyer of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 6-52 ADA, one of the primary instructors for the adult English class, discovered that she is learning as much as she has taught her students during the class. We initially started the class to teach English to our students but we soon discovered that during each class, we are actually learning more about Korean culture and lifestyle from our students, she said. Together, we embarked on a journey of mutual appreciation and mutual discovery of the differences and even more importantly the similarities between our two cultures. Cano-perez concluded, This is my third semester teaching English, and at the end of the day, we are proud to know that we have represented the United States of American well to the local nationals, especially the children who are at the most impressionable time of their lives. x

2nd CAB welcomes new NCOs

By Cpl. Tim Oberle 2nd CAB Public Affairs


CAMP HUMPHREYS The 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade held a noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at the Camp Humphreys Post Theater to welcome brigade Soldiers who had recently been promoted to the noncommissioned officer ranks. Highlighting the hour-long ceremony was a recreation of a scene from Blackhawk Down, highlighting the importance of the noncommissioned officer. In lieu of a formal speech, guest speaker Col. James T. Barker, commander for the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, with the newly promoted Soldiers tips he said have helped him during his 23-year military career. There are three main characteristics that directly affect a leaders ability to be successful: Confidence, caring, and conduct, Barker said. As a leader you must always be confident, but at the same time be humble enough to admit when you are wrong. You must also genuinely care for your Soldiers every day

Private Anil Upadhyaya of the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade reenacts a scene from Blackhawk Down during a non-commissioned officer induction at the Camp Humphreys Theater. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Tim Oberle

because your success is commensurate with theirs. Finally ... is how you conduct yourself as a leader. As leaders in the U.S. Army, younger Soldiers continually look up to us for guidance and you will ultimately lose their trust if you sacrifice your ethics, morals or integrity to get the job done. Barker made it clear that the success of the brigade depends heavily on how noncommissioned officers go about their business. I am not qualified to do 99 percent of the jobs in the brigade, Barker said. But thank God I have Soldiers, and leaders like all of you who are. Before he left, Barker left the young NCOs with his most important lesson for effective leadership. The most important thing you should always remember as leaders is that you have to be able to look at yourself in the mirror for the rest of your life and ask if you did everything possible to ensure your troops were combat ready, he said. Photos from this event are at facebook. c o m / # ! / p a g e s / 2 n d - C o m b a t - Av i a t i o n - B r i gade/174986035889548. x

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6-52 captain latest in line of relatives serving ADA units
By Capt. Jeremy Tennent 6th Battalion, 52nd ADA
SUWON AIR BASE Retired Gen. John A. Wickam Jr., former Army Chief of Staff and founder of the Army Family Assistance Program said, The stronger the Army, the stronger the Family. That interwoven fabric of family support to produce quality Soldiers and leaders is evident in the story of the Vaughn family, which has provided a legacy of service to the United States Army and to the Air Defense Artillery Branch. The latest chapter in the story came when Capt. Kendrick Vaughn was promoted from 1st lieutenant. Vaughn is the youngest member of a family that has provided generations of service to the Air Defense Artillery branch. In attendance at his promotion at the 6th Battalion, 52d Air Defense Artillery headquarters on Suwon Air Base were eight family members. The Iron Horse Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. William Darne, said during the ceremony, Promotion to captain is one of the best days in a commissioned officers career. Pinning on the rank was another captain, his wife, Capt. Seneca Davis of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade. Helping to put the patrol cap with the new rank on his head was his 18-month old son, Tahj. A distinguished guest was Vaughns father, retired Col. John K. Vaughn, a former Air Defense Artillery officer with decades of experience in the acquisition and development of generations of missile defense equipment. I couldnt be more proud of my son and the path he has chosen in life, the elder Vaughn said. Also in attendance were Capt. Vaughns mother, Maureen Vaughn, his sisters, Marilyn and Shelby, his aunt Fayth Vaughn-Shavuo, and his mother-in-law, Janet Stephens. All were beaming with pride at the latest Vaughn to add to the military legacy of the family. The family, with three United States Military Academy graduates, all members of the Air Defense Artillery branch, is proud of their service and of each other. Their close-knit relationship is key to their successful service to the nation. Air defense was my first choice, said Capt. Vaughn. I grew up intrigued by seeing the launchers and also by West Point itself. Serving as an officer in the Air Defense Artillery seemed like a good career move and an excellent way to provide for a family, he added. Captain Vaughn graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2008, 25 years after his father. After graduation, he married Capt. Seneca Vaughn, and in September of 2009, they welcomed young Tahj into the world and the Army family. This folllowed the path his father had taken a quarter century prior. Colonel Vaughn had himself followed his own older brother to the Academy and into military service, graduating in 1985. Following marriage to Maureen, he

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5K Run Set A five-kilometer Christmas in July run is set for July 23 at 8 a.m. The run will begin and end at the walk-in gate. For more information, call 753-8807. Medieval Bash The Princesses and Knights Medieval Bash is set for July 29 at 5 p.m. at Transformation Park. There will be food, games, and prizes. Korean Summer School Slots are still available for Korean Summer School for U.S. children. The first session is Aug. 2-6, while the second session is from Aug. 9-13. For more information, call 754-6130 or e-mail chong.s.chong@korea.army.mil. Great Wall Trip A tour of the Great Wall of China is set for Aug 19-22. For more information, visit the Out-ofCountry Leisure Travel on the second floor of One-Stop or call 753-7725. $1 Bowling All Summer The Strike Zone Bowling Center is offering $1 open bowling this summer. Patrons can bowl 25 games for $25 through Aug. 31. Anyone who purchases this card will be entered into a drawing for two free round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in Asia. For more information, call 754-5636. Volunteers Sought The Camp Humphreys Girl Scouts are seeking adult volunteers for the coming year. If interested, send an e-mail to humphreysgirlscouts@yahoo.com. Airport Shuttle A shuttle bus departs daily from the Community Activity Center to Incheon Airport. The bus leaves at 6 a.m. Prices are $20 for adults, $10 for 12 and younger. For persons travelling on official orders, the price is $35. This is a refundable expense to be claimed on a travel voucher. For m0re information, call 753-8825. Indoor Rock Climbing Free indoor rock climbing lessons are available at Zoeckler Gym from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call 754-8084. Employment Mailing List Employment Readiness manager Phil Chang of Army Community Service serves as the point of contact for employment on Camp Humphreys. To get on the mailing list and be made aware of jobs as soon as they open, contact him at 753-8321 or e-mail philip.j.chang@korea.army.mil 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. wayne.marlow@korea.army.mil.

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embarked on a 22-year career during which he oversaw project management for some of the key technological advances that produce the air and missile defense capability used today. I started with Chapparal systems and Avenger/Stinger. Now with the missile threat and the counter-rocket artillery and mortar system, air defense is seeing a resurgence in demand for its services. Nobody else is conducting our mission, he said. In many ways, the father and son have had careers in parallel. For one thing, both have had their sons born in Darnell Army Hospital at Fort Hood, Texas. Little Tahj doesnt know it, but hes going to be an Air Defender, Col. Vaughn said. Captain Vaughn is currently serving as Tactical Director for the Iron Horse Battalion on some of the very same PATRIOT systems that his father helped to acquire and field. Colonel Vaughn, now retired and living in Huntsville, Ala., works as a contractor for Raytheon Industries, maintaining a presence in the Air Defense community. x

Retired Col. John K. Vaughn and his son, Capt. Kendrick Vaughn, stand side by side after the younger Vaughns promotion. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jeremy Tennent

2nd ID leaders tour power plant


By Cpl. Tim Oberle 2nd CAB Public Affairs
ULCNIN Major Gen. Michael Tucker, the commander of the 2nd Infantry Division, and about 60 other leaders from the 2nd ID toured the Korean Hydro and Nuclear Power Companys nuclear power plant here. The tour was in response to the nuclear catastrophe that Japanese nuclear power plants suffered following an earthquake and tsunami earlier this year. During the tour, leaders had a chance to ask questions to the facilitys staff members regarding the safety and structure of the campus and the protocols in place for potential emergency situations. x

Major Gen. Michael Tucker, the commander of the 2nd Infantry Division, joins about 60 other leaders from the 2nd ID for tour of the Korean Hydro and Nuclear Power Companys power plant. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Tim Oberle

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Moving back to the states and spend time with family and at jet skiing.

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Spain!!

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2nd CAB, Buyong Elementary team up


By Cpl. Paek, Geun-wook 2nd CAB Public Affairs
PAENGSEONG Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade visited Buyong Elementary School here, just outside of Camp Humphreys to sign an agreement for mutual cooperation as part of the brigades Good Neighbor Program. As part of the agreement, 2nd CAB Soldiers will travel to Buyong Elementary School every Wednesday to teach the children to read and write English as part of a cultural diversity program. Following the signing of the agreement, Lt. Col. Enrique Ortiz, the deputy brigade commander, took time to answer questions from the school children about the English language and military life. Throughout the years, the Good Neighbor Program has been a way for 2nd CAB to stay tied in with the local community, and promote an overall better relationship with their Korean partners. x

Im actually already on summer vacation in Afghanistan. I sure do miss USAG-H.

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This is the first time I have lived in another country, so Korea is like a really long vacation to me. Hopefully this Summer I will get a chance to see more of Korea.

Lieutenant Col. Enrique Ortiz, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade deputy commander, answers questions from Korean children following the signing of an agreement to hold English classes at Buyong Elementary school. The classes are part of 2nd CABs Good Neighbor Program. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Paek, Geun-wook

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Lost IDs could compromise your security


you are wrong. The ID card is not just a local issue, it is a part of the big Armys push to ensure card holders are ever vigilant. In support of this, USAG Daegu is not letting up on the issue. A recent Facebook question posed by the USAG Daegu Public Affairs Office, the question Have you ever lost a CAC/ID/ ration card, and if you did, how painful was the experience of reporting it/ getting it replaced? generated several responses that ran the gamut. For some the topic hit close to home because of their personal experiences in having lost, misplaced or had their ID card stolen. James Hamilton, Director of Public Works, USAG Daegu, said, When I misplace my CAC card, even for a moment, I go into major panic mode. This is very serious. I keep my CAC card in the same wallet with my credit card and debit card. I understand if someone steals your wallet or purse. But comeon, there are too many ID cards lost through carelessness. We have to keep up with our stuff. A lost I.D. costs time and money According to Staff Sgt. David Neuwirth, physical security inspector with the 188th Military Police Company, the number of lost or stolen ID cards reported to the military police eventually add up. We estimate close to 10 to 15 cards are reported lost or stolen per week. Thats more than 750 cards lost in a year! We lose hundreds of dollars behind lost or stolen IDs, Gavle said. Every ID card probably costs 10 to 12 dollars to replace. That doesnt really take into account all of the man-hours spent filling out paper work and processing a new card, along with the amount of time the individual loses from work. Basically, ID cards are very important in helping keep our community safe, added Neuwirth. If we lose our ID card then we are leaving our posts and our installations very vulnerable. The fact is that the ID card in the hands of the enemy, would allow him or her to get in, collect information and eventually sabotage military equipment or even injure and kill innocent civilians

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DAEGU GARRISON Weve all heard the old adage, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Well, it holds true when it comes to losing an I.D. card. Without proper identification, individuals will have difficulty accessing any U.S. military installation. You wont be able to enter base shopping, medical or recreational facilities. I.D. cards contain personal information that should be safeguarded at all times. In the hands of the wrong person or persons a lost I.D. card can mean disaster for the owner - or the entire community. In an effort to further educate the Southeast Hub community on the importance of keeping track of ID cards, the U.S. Army Garrison Daegu leadership uses every opportunity to promote and highlight this issue. According to USAG Daegu Commander Col. Kathleen Gavle, there has been an increase in ID cards reported as lost or stolen. This is an issue of grave concern because it really puts our mission at risk, she said. It also gives access to people who dont need access to our installations. So it basically compromises our security. So, these are just a couple of the obvious reasons losing an ID card poses a challenge. Knowing where your ID card is at all times is critical. Chiming in on the ID card issue, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Deputy Commander Col. Craig Cotter affirmed there remains a lot of work to be done to eliminate the problem of lost IDs. Security and accountability play major roles in the Armys mission, and with the way our ID cards are designed today, much more information is at risk if it falls into the wrong hands, said Cotter. Soldiers could easily become victims of identity theft, or if a lost ID card falls into the enemys hands, it could jeopardize a Soldiers life or a units mission. Ive asked our troops to consider their ID card just as theyd consider their weapon on the battlefield...if it is not on your person

Col. Kathleen Gavle, Commander, USAG Daegu, emphasized the risk to community safety which could occur due to an increase in ID cards reported as lost or stolen.
and military personnel. So its very important to keep track of your ID card or any type of personal information that pertains to the military. It is the responsibility of the individual to double check that they know where their ID is at all times. The best advice is to make sure the ID is in a secure location and not where it can easily fall out of a pocket or purse. Just try very hard to understand the circumstances of first loss, so we dont make that mistake again, said Gavle. On our ID cards theres a lot of information and we have to go into DBIDS and deactivate it, so that someone else wont use it. So its a very big deal. Hopefully people will understand that a lost I.D. card costs them time, energy and money. x

Sgt. Robert Ferguson, Squad Leader, 188th Military Police Company, explains to a Soldier the process for filling out paper work for a new ID card at MP headquarters on Camp Walker.

Staff Sgt. David Neuwirth (Right), Physical Security Inspector, 188th Military Police Company and Sgt. Joseph Brown, Desk Sgt., look over a list of lost or stolen ID cards. The increase in cards reported lost or stolen is of grave concern to the command leadership.

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Camp Henry Auto Skills Free inspection: we will provide free inspection, before your long trips in Korea to ensure your car is running properly. Its time for summer maintenance: Maintain and inspect your AC system. Its important to get your air conditioner checked for leaks and rechardged to ensure optimal performance during the hot summer months. For more information please call 768-8164 Financial Counseling Services Financial counseling for Soldiers and family members with emphasis on managing personal finances and tracking spending habits. Development of a personal financial plan, retirement plan, and college saving plan. Call the ACS financial readiness program office, 768-8127 or 768-7112. 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. Back to School Bash 2011 Aug. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CDC, Camp Walker. BBQ, Games, Face Painting and other activies will be available. Best overall team wins a trophy. For more information, call 7688329 or 768-7111. Water Outage Due to the water outage on Camp Henry, Fit to Win Center will be closed on July. 30. Sorry for the inconvenience. Aqua Fitness Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. at Camp Walker indoor pool Kelly Fitness Center. Operation Rising Star Starts Sept. 9th at the Hilltop Club. One talented singer will win an all expenses paid, three-day professional recording studio experience in Hollywood, California. Singers must be Active Duty, Reserve, National guard, or their Family Members. 18 and older with a valid DoD ID card. Visit OpRisingStar.com for more information.

USAG Daegu participants in an all day Good Neighbor outing pose for a group photo at one of the tour stops, the Hite Beer Factory. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jang Bong-seok

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Good Neighbor Program strengthens U.S. and Korea ties


as a great friendship builder, and its something that were always trying to improve upon, said Chong. To help that process along, various events and activities are frequently made available to members of the USAG Daegu community. Said Chong,Tours, and trips run the gamut. For instance, we just had a tour that took us to a traditional Korean folk village, and a walkthrough tour of the Hite Beer factory. Both events were a huge success. Participating in these types of events can have great benefits not to mention it promotes a better understanding of our two cultures. Explaining how the Good Neighbor program works, Chong said that there exists an outline suggested by USFK for planning purposes aimed particularly at those local agencies or organizations that might be interested in participating in the program. That outline includes categories that address cooperation with the local community, cultural exchange tours,

DAEGU GARRISON Being a good neighbor doesnt require a lot of effort. It just requires a strong desire and commitment. No better place is this more evident than the solid relationship between USAG Daegu and the local community. The USAG Daegu Good Neighbor program, which got its start more than 20 years ago with the USFK Public Affairs Office, Seoul, is maintained by Community Relations Officer, Chong Yong-Kon, Camp Henry. According to Chong, the Good Neighbor program has since its inception grown tremendously, with an emphasis on communication. The Good Neighbor program here in the Southeast Hub continues to grow because of the open lines of communication that exist between the U.S. and Korean communities. Through the program, we are able to have greater interaction between the two countries and this, I think serves

The 11th Annual Open House on Camp Walker, welcomed the Korean community through its gates providing them an opportunity to share in Good Neighbor activities that included games, food, and fun. U.S. Army photo by Lee Seung-bin

and out-reach programs. Everything about the Good Neighbor program has to do with communication that helps develop, sustain, and improve a strengthening of the U.S. and ROK alliance, stated Chong. The community relations officer said that behind the Good Neighbor program are local organizations that have made great contributions to the USAG Daegu family. He said, Some of our family members, as well as DoD civilians and contractors have been able to receive medical counseling and assistance from some of Koreas finest doctors. On the other side of that, some of our Good Neighbor partners have funded some very nice cultural outings, such as tours to historic Korean temples, the Daegu Opera House, and sporting events. Tree planting, and helping hands to assist with natural disasters such as monsoons or typhoons have also been a collective part of the U.S. and Korea Good Neighbor effort. Wayne Haymes, a participant in the recent tour to the Korean folk village and the Hite Beer factory said of the tour, I was very satisfied with the event. It was interesting and educational, and it gave me a chance to interact with other Koreans and Americans. I think the Good Neighbor program benefits Americans in that it allows them to see how Koreans live and work. It benefits the Korean community in that it allows them to create new and lasting friendships with Americans. Lee Hyun-young, managing director of the Korea Foreigner Tourist Facility Association Daegu Branch, who is a staunch supporter of the Good Neighbor program, and sponsor of the folk village and Hite Beer tour said, There are still some people who maintain a negative perception toward Americans or the U.S. Army in Korea. Hopefully a tour like this one can dismantle some of those negative thoughts or perceptions, and as a result more amicable relationships can take root, and continue to grow. x

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Have you ever lost an ID card?


By Cpl. Jang Bong-seok bongseok.jang@us.army.mil
USAG Daegu community, recently there has been a run of lost ID and ration cards :-( Not good! So, time to fess up: Have you ever lost a CAC/ID/ration card? And if you did, how painful was the experience of reporting it/getting it replaced?(Comments are kept in their original form.)

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As a Military Policeman it bothers me how relaxed people act when loosing their Identification Card. They make it seem like it is not a big deal at all. This important document can be used to access any military installation in order to cause damage or harm to property and personnel.

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From Norfolk, Va.

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My daughter had a wallet misplaced with her ration card. Trying to replace it has been an issue with trying to file police reports (not sure if it was stolen or lost), getting command permission and whatever else is entailed. My husband has been too busy at work to find out all the paperwork that need to be done. She has been without a ration card for 4 months now.

Danielle Lyn Aiken


N. Tonawanda Senior H.S. havent lost it, but then again .. ive only had my id for just about a year now. hmm ... hope this doesnt jinx me!

Elizabeth Holmes
From Toledo, Ohio

was here for 2 years and never lost it once no reason to we are soldiers or families of soldiers (close enough) more is expected from us we are in a foreign country really need to get our act together and watch what we are doing. Too many of us decide to enjoy the nightlife which is a big security risk as Ive seen lots of times.

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Brig. Gen. Paul C. Hurley, the Commanding General of 19th ESC (Left) shares in a moment of congratulations on the anniversary of the 15th Korean-American Friendship Circle with Col. John P. Chadbourne (Center) ,Cdr, MSC-K, Dr. Kim Beum-dae (Right), Co-President of Korean-American Friendship Circle. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jang Bong-seok.

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