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SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 Volume 9, Issue 45

Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea

Soldiers endure UFG intensity

Massive command post exercise comes to close on peninsula
By Walter T. Ham IV 8th Army Public Affairs
YONGSAN GARRISON Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian concluded Aug. 26 after two weeks of intense training across the Korean Peninsula. Led by the ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command, the command post exercise gave commanders and staff at all levels the opportunity to train for full spectrum operations. For the first time since transforming to a deployable field army, 8th Army moved its operational headquarters from one post to another and set up a joint task force headquarters during the exercise. Eighth Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson said his organization continues to transform to better maintain peace on the Korean Peninsula and stability throughout the entire region. Eighth Army is evolving to better support the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance. An important part of that evolution is our


Capt. John Spengler (front) from the Eighth Army Surgeons Office participates in exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011. U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim Gye-myeong By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON As the Defense Department seeks innovation made possible by smartphones and other mobile computing platforms, its also working to ensure DOD users of those devices employ them securely, a defense official said. Because of the pervasiveness of the [mobile computing] market, everyone has one, everyone wants one, but we often dont look at how the device works -- we take it home and start loading pictures on it, Robert E. Young, division chief of outreach and communications for the Defensewide Information Assurance Program, said during a recent interview with the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service. We do want this innovation in the Department of Defense so we dont want to say no, he added, but we want to do it safely and securely. Issues that concern the department, Young said, include the huge memory capacities of some of the new smart devices and users general lack of knowledge about how smartphones and tablets work and how they could be compromised.

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With all the different operating systems out there, Young said, every patch, every update changes each device and the vulnerabilities within [and users] are going to have to weigh that risk. Young said the department is evaluating how people are really using the devices -- whether theyre using smartphones to check e-mail or tablets to read memorandums or policies. What are you doing with the device? Is the camera disabled, are you taking pictures of people? I take a picture of you, I upload it and now youre tagged and all of a sudden everyone knows where you are. So it leads to a digital footprint that connects to the device -- anywhere, anytime, any device, he said. In a split-second its up and online, he added. And once on the net -- always on the net. Part of the answer is to educate, and raise mobile technology awareness for military members, DODs civilian workforce and their families, Young said. As part of this effort, he added, the department is taking a cohesive approach to adopting mobile technology. We have a Commercial Mobile Device Working Group and we take best practices from [the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency], the [Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity] and from our intelligence community partners and share information, Young said. In the working group we have Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, FBI, CIA, he added, so that as a federal

government, with a federated response, we can go to the vendors and say, this is what we need. The department also is working with DARPA and the Army on pilot programs for using mobile computing devices innovatively while also protecting information. Is the data at risk; is it encrypted while its being worked on? he said. If you lose a device physically what are you going to do? DARPA and the Army are also looking at new applications for such devices, Young said. The issue is that we have to make sure the apps are safe and secure. We cant just throw them on and then try to figure out what they do after the fact, he added. Its important for a mobile device manager to have insight into all the devices on the enterprise, Young said. Such a manager must be device agnostic, he added, to be able to keep track of any sort of device made by any commercial producer thats touching DODs information network. Thats the challenge, he said. Service members and DOD personnel can get security information or have their devices checked by device manufacturers, Young said. On military installations, he added, information assurance program officers or chief information officers can help. Information also is available from the federal government, including the National Institute for Standards and Technology, with National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education information available at x

8th Army ready for whatever challenges ... any threat

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ability to seamlessly set up a deployable combined headquarters, with a U.S. and ROK integrated staff, said Johnson. Following UFG 2011, Im absolutely convinced that we can tackle whatever challenges are thrown at us. We are ready to deter or defeat any threat here on the Korean Peninsula. Johnson also praised the efforts of other U.S. Army units that supported

UFG 2011, including U.S. Army Pacific, III Corps, 28th Infantry Division (Pennsylvania Army National Guard), 20th Support Command and 200th Military Police Command. Im proud of how our entire Army team performed during this exercise, said Johnson. This training helps prepare us to rapidly respond to any provocation or crisis, and be ready to fight and win. The computer simulation exercise is held every summer to hone the warf-

ighting skills of the combined defense team in South Korea. This exercise gave our Soldiers a chance to train like they would fight, said 8th Army Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney D. Harris, and I was thoroughly impressed by their pride, professionalism and dedication. UFG is one of the largest annual command post exercises in the world. The second of two annual exercises, UFG follows exercise Key Resolve/Foal Eagle, which occurs early Spring. x

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Biden: U.S. presence vital to Asian stability, prosperity

By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON The United States has been a major force in promoting stability in the Pacific and remains committed to its role as a Pacific power, Vice President Joe Biden said Aug. 25 as he wrapped up his trip to the region. We are a resident Pacific power and we intend to stay that way. We are not going away, Biden said he told leaders of China, Mongolia and Japan during his visits there. Speaking to members of the 3rd Marine Regiment at Marine Corps Base Hawaii during his return trip to Washington, Biden said their presence in Hawaii plays a critical role in the United States approach to the AsiaPacific region. Despite Americas roots as an Atlantic-focused nation, Biden said it has recognized for decades that it is a Pacific nation as well. Asia and the United States are not separated by a great ocean, we are bounded by it, he said, quoting President Barack Obama during his first trip to the region as president. And you are the blood and sinew that binds us, Biden told the Marines and sailors based at Kaneohe Bay. No country has done more than the United States during the last 60 years to promote regional stability and security, he said. You embody that proud tradition and you enable that to continue, Biden told the service members. All of you have provided the environment to allow stability and growth and has benefited all of Asia. This stability has created the environment that has enabled China and much of the Pacific Basin to grow and prosper, the vice president said. x

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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 Drunk and Disorderly, Underage Drinking: The Subject was drunk and became involved in a verbal altercation with unknown persons at an unknown location. Military police were alerted of his belligerent behavior and confronted him. A check of his ID card revealed that he was under the legal age to consume alcohol. The Subject was apprehended and transported to the provost marshals office where he was administered a portable breath test, with a result of .403 percent blood alcohol content. The Subject was immediately transported to the Troop Medical Clinic for possible alcohol poisoning. Drunk and Disorderly, Resisting Apprehension: The Subject was drunk and attempting to break up a physical altercation between a Korean person and an American female at a private location. Military police approached the Subject and began asking questions at which time he became violent and uncontrollable. The Subject was apprehended and transported to the provost marshals office where he was administered a portable breath test, with a result of .07 percent blood alcohol content. USAG Yongsan Larceny of Private Property: Unknown person(s), by unknown means, removed the Victims wallet which contained several items to include a military ID, which was unsecured and unattended in a locker at a private location. The Victim also reported that his debit card was charged electronically for $207.40. The Victim rendered a written sworn statement and bank statement attesting to the incident. A search of the area for Subject(s) or witness(es) met with negative results. USAG Humphreys Escort Violation: The Subject signed a Korean National onto Post and failed to deregister her within the 24 hour time limit. The Subject was advised of his legal rights, and admitted to the offense. USAG Daegu Cruelty and Maltreatment, Wrongful Sexual Contact: Investigation revealed that the Victim reported her supervisor had sexually assaulted her while in her barracks room when he made sexual contact with her body. The Victim also reported since his arrival to the unit, the Subject has exposed himself to her on numerous occasions. The Subject denied sexually assaulting the Victim.

Together with the nearby Independence Gate, the Independence Hall was a symbol of Koreas spirit of national independence toward the end of the Joseon period. The building was originally called Mohwagwan and was used for entertaining Chinese emissaries. But it was renovated and renamed Independence Hall by Seo Jae-Pil and his Independence Club (Dongnip Hyeophoe) after the Reform of 1894 (Gabo Gyeongjang). It was used for forums to promote national independence, self-reliance and rights of the people. The building was later destroyed by the Japanese. The original hall was a one-story building in a traditional Korean architectural style, with a hipped-and-gabled roof, and was situated about 350 meters southwest from its present location. The new building was constructed in 1996 as part of the Seoul Metropolitan Governments project to form Independence Park around the area. Except its basement, the building is the same as the original one. Memorial tablets commemorating Koreans who fought for independence from Japanese colonial rule are enshrined on the first floor next to an exhibition hall.The basement is used as storage for historic relics and as a venue for special events. To get there, take a subway Line 3 to Dongnimmun station and take an exit 4 or 5. U.S Army photo by Cpl.Hwang Sung-Il

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SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Offpost events and activities

Jamsil Baseball Stadium Opened in 1982, Jamsil Baseball Stadium is Koreas first baseball stadium. It is also the site of victory for the Korean national team when they claimed the championship title of the Baseball World Cup that same year. Jamsil Baseball Stadium also hosted the baseball events during the 1988 Summer Olympics and with a total area of 26,331 square meters, the stadium features the longest distance (100 to 125 meters) between the home base and the outfield fence in Korea. Many foreign tourists make regular visits and enjoy experiencing the ardent fervor and cheering of Korean baseball fans. Jamsil Baseball Stadium is not only a place for baseball fans; it is a popular destination for young couples and families on a day out. For nearly 30 years since its opening in 1982, the stadium has been continuously loved by an unwavering public. In fact, following the successes achieved by the Korean national team in international competitions this decade, the publics enthusiasm for baseball is only increasing, especially for the female fans. Jamsil Baseball Stadium is the home of two teams from the Korean Professional Baseball league, the LG Twins ( and the Doosan Bears ( Tickets are available at the team websites or at the Ticket Link website. Purchasing tickets on the Ticket Link website requires membership registration. However, foreign visitors/tourists can not register as members to purchase a ticket on the Ticket Link unless they reside in Korea. Tickets may also be purchased at the stadium. The ticket offices can be easily reached from exit 5 of Jamsil Station (subway line 2). There are four ticket offices, the central office and three smaller offices, each of which is divided into on-site sales and reservation-only windows. Since most visitors make advance reservations online, only outfield seats are usually available when purchasing a ticket on site. The best time to enjoy Korean baseball is during the Korean Series (the championship series of the post-season play-offs), from September to October, when the cheering of the crowds is even more intense and baseball fever is hotter than ever. x

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Conservation: I need your help

By Col. Hank Dodge Garrison Red Cloud Commander
CAMP RED CLOUD Recently, I received a post-audit energy management outbrief from a contractor hired by Headquarters, Installation Management Command to conduct an energy awareness and conservation assessment to identify ways we can conserve energy on our installations. For one week the contractor from SAI Engineering walked around Camps Casey, Hovey Red Cloud and Stanley and collected datea, recorded observations and developed an assessment. When he briefed his findings they were humbling to say the least, albeit not a complete surprise. As a non-enduring installation, weve not been provided with the same financial resources that some enduring installations have received to improve energy efficiency. While we may not always receive the latest start-of-the-art technology to improve our energy conservation efforts, it isnt to say that our garrison and each of us working on the installations cant do our part to improve our efficiency. A major observation was that our installations have a higher energy usage rate than other garrisons in Korea. You may recall that last April we began asking you to help us conserve energy by turning off your monitors, printers and other office automation equipment in the evenings and on weekends while they were not in use. It was just a first step that we can take to conserve energy and save thousands of dollars a year. We need to take that effort further. We can save additional energy by turning off the lights in our facilities when they are not needed, especially those outside that are routinely left on throughout the day because nobody takes time to flip a switch and turn off a light. You may recall that we implemented a phased turn off of heat in the facilities on our installations in late March and began to turn on our air conditioning in June. These actions were undertaken for two reasons to conserve energy and reduce our expenses. As a result of these actions we were able to save an estimated $150,000 which was

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in turn, spent on other enhancements to our community. The auditor cited preventative maintenance and controls of our heating, ventilation and air conditioning units as being the most widespread problem on our installations. He noted that metal mesh air filters are ineffective because they are clogged. Did you realize that you are responsible for cleaning those filters in your office? It came as a surprise to me and some of my staff, as well. Also related to energy conservation, we continue to have a problem with mold, which is particularly prevalent during monsoon season. Mold grows indoors when mold spores land on wet surfaces. The best way to eliminate the problem is to reduce moisture inside our buildings. Thats an easy fix, but I need all of you to help. Simply ensure that ALL doors and windows remain closed while the air conditioning is running in your building. And if you see a door propped open, please help me by making an on the spot correction and close it. To learn more about how you can help us combat the growth of mold in our facilities, visit Control Tips.pdf. Together we can make a difference and make our Warrior Country installations more energy efficient. For more information or assistance with an energy related issue, call my Directorate of Public Works at 732-7863. x




By Franklin Fisher

Fast-growing Casey school starts 2nd year

We know that theres going to be an influx coming in, Kennedy said. The school this year has room for up to 500 because its opened a second newly refurbished four-story building. That gives the school the use of four buildings on its campus instead of last years three. All four were renovations. Last years enrollment was 389, and it was a tight fit. We had some 30 kids taught by two teachers in one room, in the case of one of the buildings last year, said Kennedy. But with the new building opened, the school has made room not only for more students, but more teachers and other staff too, she said. Among new staff are eight teachers, an assistant principal, psychologist, and half-time counselor, Kennedy said. We can focus more on kids, not on cramped rooms, said Kennedy. We can focus more on learning and on student advancement. Kennedy, a blond, middle-aged woman wearing a pink business suit, greeted arriving students in a bright, cheerful voice. Quite a few hugged her. Others smiled. Are you ready? she asked one boy, who in contrast to many others, seemed unsure. Ready or not, said Kennedy, not missing a beat, here it happens. x

At Camp Casey, Casey Elementary School principal Shelly Kennedy welcomed students to the first day of school Aug. 29. Here, she helps 2nd grader Rheaden Bantiles find the name of her new teacher. U.S. Army photo by Franklin Fisher

CAMP CASEY The Defense Department school nearest Koreas Demilitarized Zone started its second year of school Monday, with more students, teachers and staff than last year and a newly renovated building thatll give them needed space. Casey Elementary School opened last year to provide schooling for the growing number of families arriving in Area I under the U.S. militarys push to station soldiers in Korea for several years and with their families. The school is for kindergarten through eighth grade. Also enrolled are pupils in Sure Start, and in PSCD, a program for preschool children with disabilities. Hi, Joshua, one boy called out to another as students began arriving for the new year. Are you ready for first grade, Joshua?...Dad, mommy, I know him. His name is Joshua. As of Monday a muggy morning that saw kids forming up in front of their teachers and then trooping off to class Casey Elementary had 409 students on its rolls, said principal Shelly Kennedy. Enrollment will likely reach 500 in the course of the year as additional families arrive and register for school, she said.

Above, fourth-grade teacher Jennifer Renaud leads students into a building at Casey Elementary School Aug. 29, the first day of school at Camp Casey. Below, view of the Casey Elementary School library inside a newly renovated building. Officials say the new building provids much-needed space. U.S. Army photos by Franklin Fisher



By Franklin Fisher
CAMP RED CLOUD - The elaborate Fourth of July celebration Area I held last year at Camp Casey has garnered a top-level Army award. The Department of the Army bestowed the coveted James A. Carroll, Jr. Award in the Best in Class Garrisonwide and/or Armed Forces Recreation Centers Event category on Marenzo A. Domingo, who served as event coordinator of the U.S. Army Garrison Red Clouds Independence Day celebration held July 3, 2010 at Camp Casey. Domingo, 34, is special events coordinator for the U.S. Army Garrison Red Clouds Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation division at Camp Red Cloud. The meticulously coordinated event featured live music performers, fireworks, a performance of the 1812 Overture by the 2nd Infantry Division Band, and a broad range of other activities. They included such things as food eating contests, a chili cookoff, carnival games and dunk tanks, a paintball competition between enlisted soldiers and officers, and a kite-flying demonstration, among others. Many of the events were geared to the growing number of families being stationed in Area I, Domingo said. The days complex set of events went forward with virtually no glitches, he said. Domingos boss, Scott Meredith, phoned him recently with news of the award, but no formal ceremony has been scheduled yet. When he headed home from work that day, Domingo planned to surprise his wife with the good news. But when he got home the surprise was on him

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Labor Day Fun Festival U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud will host a Labor Day Fun Festival from 4 - 10 p.m., Sept. 2 in and around the Gateway Club to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Camp Casey. The festival includes carnival rides, games and food. Among the entertainment will be the finals of the Warrior Country Operation Rising Star at 8 p.m. in the Gateway Club. The festival will be an open post event and Korean nationals from the community will be given access to the installation. For more information, call 730-4853. 60th Anniversary Ceremony Camp Casey will celebrate its 60th anniversary from 4 4:30 p.m., Sept. 2 in front of the Gateway Club. The ceremony will include an unveiling of a plaque on the Indian statue just inside the main gate and remarks by Brig. Gen. Charles L. Taylor, assistant division commander (maneuver), 2nd Infantry Division. Chili Cook-off As part of the Labor Day Fun Festival, the U.S .Army Garrison Red Cloud Better Opportunities for Single (and unaccompanied) Soldiers and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will hold a chili cookoff from 4 - 8 p.m., Sept. 2 in the Gateway Club parking lot at Camp Casey. Billed as The Good, The Bad & The Chili, entrants will vie for one of seven cash prizes in three categories. Entries are limited. For more information, call SPC. Johnson at 732-7519 or 010-2943-0084. Korean & American Friendship Festival The 7th Annual Korean and American Friendship Festival will be held from 2-6 p.m., Sept. 3 at the ROK-US Cultural Plaza in Bosandong, Dongducheon. Scheduled activities include a taekwondo demonstration, various music, and dance performances, and traditional Korean foods. Ready, Set, Run! Sign-ups for the National Alliance for Youth Sports Ready, Set, Run! program that prepares children to participate in a 5-kilometer run will be held from Sept. 1-16. The program is for children ages 8-13, although older children are welcome to participate. The cost is $30 and includes a manual and T-shirt. It will be held from 3:305 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Sept. 20 at Camp Caseys Hanson Field House. For more information, contact CYSS at 730-3114. New Hours for Finance Effective Sept. 1, the Area I Finance Office will be open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and closed on Thursdays for Sergeants Time Training.

Area I event draws top Army award


At Camp Casey, South Korea, July 3, 2010, members of the 2nd Infantry Division Band perform during the Independence Day celebration put on by the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud in Area I. The meticulously planned event has earned a top-level Army award for the Garrisons special events coordinator, Marenzo S. Domingo. U.S. Army photo
as he was met with balloons, a cake, and warm congratulations from family members. Someone had already phoned his wife earlier in the day and within hours shed thrown together a surprise party. Domingo had known that his boss had nominated him for the award. I was relieved that the suspense was over, said Domingo, and also overjoyed because of all the people that helped make this event happen, everybody from the Garrison and the FMWR would finally get the acknowledgment - that all this effort, all that work, was recognized. U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I commander Col. Hank Dodge welcomed news of the award. This Carroll award not only honors Marenzo Domingo, who exhibited unflagging dedication in seeing the event through each of its challenging states, said Dodge, but by extension acknowledges the many Area I soldiers and civilians who were also intimately involved in making our Independence Day 2010 observance such a memorable success. I will surely never forget it. It was truly a first class event!" x

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The Camp Red Cloud branch of the American Red Cross held a barbecue Aug. 31 to remind the Red Cloud community of the services it is ready to provide. Red Cross officials said more information is available by calling DSN 732-6160. U.S. Army Photo by Pvt. Lee Jae Gwang




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At Camp Casey, Aug. 26, face-painting was just one of the events put together for Area I kids who were just days from the scheduled Aug. 29 start of a new school year at the Casey Elementary School. The event was co-hosted by Army Community Services Child, Youth and School Services and the Exceptional Family Members Program. A variety of programs geared to young people, including teens, are now available in Area I. More information is available by calling the Exceptional Family Members Program at DSN 730-6552, and Child, Youth and School Services at DSN 730-3468. U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Mardicio Barrot




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(Above) 41 of Simaewon orphans visit Garrison Yongsan for the first time Aug. 26. After a variety of sports games and events with the Soldiers, everyone gets together for a group photo shot at Soccer Field; (Below) Kids ham it up during lunch with the Soldiers at MP Hill. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choi Sung-il

Yongsan presents special day to orphanage

By Pfc. Choi Sung-il
YONGSAN GARRISON - U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and Garrison Commander Col. William Huber invited Sinaewon Orphanage kids and instructors from Goyang city, Gyeonggi-do and presented a very special day with lots of surprising events and spectacles on the Yongsan Garrison Aug. 26. Sinaewon Orphanage was founded in 1955 after the Korean War to ensure orphans and kids undergoing domestic violence or parents divorce get back on their feet. With its dedication to help children in need and heal from their previous experience, Sinaewon now has been selected as the best orphanage among the 270 facilities in Korean peninsula. Their first meeting traces back to last December when Huber and former Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Rusch visited the orphanage to surprise the students and deliver Christmas presents. An orchestra composed of the orphans in 8 to 18 years old presented performances to their new visitors. After watching the concert, Huber made a promise at the scene to invite the members to Yongsan Garrison. The tour consisted of a series of amusements for the orphans. They first visited the fire station to learn not only safety tips in case of fire but the differences between U.S. and Korean fire station such as reporting. Everyone also greeted Sparky the fire dog, the official mascot of the National Fire Protection Association in the U.S. Then they went to a playground at Seoul American Elementary School

which seemed to be one of their favorite sites of the day. The youngsters dashed to take swings, jungle gyms and slides. Even grownups including middle and high schoolers full of laughter hung out with little brothers and sisters and enjoyed the rides. I havent seen this kind of huge playground before. The facilities here in Yongsan are amazing and so big, said Jo Nam-yeon, age six. The students took a bus and went on a windshield tour that ended with joining lunch with Soldiers. As they got off the bus after looking around the Garrison, a bunch of Soldiers were waiting for them with plenty of food prepared. The children looked shy at first, but soon lost their inhibitions. They played soccer, basketball and dodge ball with the Soldiers in team and looked See ORPHANAGE, Page 12

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Simaewon orphans form human snakes with Soldiers in teams and compete to catch each others tale at Trent Gym Aug. 26. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choi Sung-il


By Pfc. Han Samuel
YONGSAN GARRISON - The Good Neighbor Program sponsored a tour of Seoul for the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade on August 27. The event provided an opportunity for 35 service members and their families to experience Seoul while spending time with family and neighbors. The tour began at the Coex Mall, the largest underground shopping mall in Asia. With around 200 stores, restaurants, and other entertainment facilities such as the Megabox theatre, an Aquarium, and a stage hosting mini concerts, the mall had much to offer as the starting point for the tour. Lunch was eaten at a Korean Traditional Restaurant in the Coex, where the most popular menu item was Bulgogi, a Korean style beef barbecue. Following the meal was a visit to the Coex Aquarium. Service members and families joined the plethora of spectators walking through the tunnels which were filled with all kinds of


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8th Army PT Times & Hours On August 23, 8th Armyadjusted its Physical Training Running Route times to 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., which is 30 minutes earlier than originally reported. The time change allows the influx of expected traffic due to the new school year more time to navigate on post. This will still provide Soldiers time to carry out effective training. The route remains unchanged, with Camp Coiner and 8th Army Blvd. closed to traffic, and one-way traffic east towards the Commissary gate on 10th Corps Blvd. As before, routes will not be closed on weekends or holidays. The Child Development Center and School Age Center are also adjusting opening hours. The CDC and SAC will open their doors at 5:15 a.m. to allow Soldiers and their families enough time to safely drop off their children and get to PT. The On-Post Shuttle and DFAC Shuttle Bus services will start at 7 a.m. to reflect the new time change. 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. Send an email to the USAG Yongsan Fitness Coordinator with your contact information and activities of interest. For more information, call USAG Yongsan Fitness Coordinator @ 736-3340. Yongsan Driving Range Hours of Operation: Sun-Thu 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri and Sat 6 a.m.-9 p.m. For more information, call 7363483. Fitness Centers Renovation The Collier Fitness Center will be partially closed for renovations from Aug. 26 to Sept. 6. Locations off limits during renovations: I. Basketball court II. Nautilus/cardio room Locations open to community during renovations: I. Group exercise studio 2nd floor II. Free weight room and strength room An alternate point of entry will be available to gain access to the strength room during the renovation period, but everyone still needs to enter through the main lobby entrance. Group Exercise classes at the Collier Fitness Center will experience no interruption in their schedule during renovation times and will remain operating on its current schedule.
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Good Neighbor Program sponsors tour of Seoul

A family from the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade marvel at a crocodile laying in a tank at the Aquarium in the Coex Mall Aug 27. - U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Han Samuel
marine life. Taking approximately an hour and a half to walk through, the aquarium displayed 40,000 creatures of diverse species. It also included alternative entertaining features such as the open tank, allowing tourists to touch and feel certain fish, and a penguin show, which gave people more to do than simply walk by a series of fishfilled tanks. After the visit to the aquarium, the group was given time to shop and enjoy the national and international goods that Coex had to offer. Last on the agenda was a Drawing Show near Chungmuro Station, which was a show where artists completed artwork onstage during a live performance. Rather than simply creating visually stimulating art, however, the performers also integrated music, mime, and humor, making for a unique performance. The show was well suited to the occasion due to the fact that it was non See SEOUL TOUR, Page 12

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Goal for the new semester

By Sgt. Hong Moo-sun
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The Travis family take a group photo at Carribean Bay. Courtesy photo by Kiu Travis
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Movin on up at the Job Fair

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YONGSAN GARRISON - For a civilian or family member stationed over in South Korea, finding a job can be a hassle. That is why Army Community Service opened its doors for the Job and Information Fair on Yongsan Aug. 25. The fair, which brought over a dozen separate employers from varied services, gave a chance to allow potential employees to meet face-to-face with representatives from Central Texas College, BAE Systems, the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and several other large entities looking to hire new employees. The fair began with a speech from Col. William Huber, commander of the United States Army Garrison Yongsan, on the importance of employment

during their stay in the Republic of Korea. Employment, for many many years in Korea, has been an extraordinary challenge, Huber told the crowd of employers and job seekers. As we have come through tour normalization and command sponsorship bringing more families over here, it is our responsibility to find more and more opportunities for our families to work. See JOB FAIR, Page 12


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A great goal is for every parent to be involved in their schools PTO! Parents, teachers and students all working together. How awesome is that?

Col. William Huber, commander of United States Army Garrison Yongsan, speaks with employers and potential employees at the opening to the Army Community Services Job Fair on Yongsan Aug. 25. Huber made sure to note the importance of employment in Korea and how civilian jobs help the Military on Yongsan. - U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding


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around the sports facilities with curiosity. A director of Simaewon orphanage, Kim, Mi-young expressed her gratitude to the community for providing such a unique experience to the kids. I do appreciate for all of you spending time with my sons and daughters today. Your service has helped the kids attain the vision and chances of opportunity, said Kim. She also hoped the children to have more opportunities to communicate with foreigners. Being raised in the facility, to be honest leaves stigma to our kids as

they grow up, Kim added. However, the interaction with the U.S. Soldiers and community members has the kids build self-esteem and feel a sense of challenge for the long haul. Thousands of volunteers and teachers have comforted the children and shared love with them since the home was established. The students have developed their talents and specialized in different fields. According to Kim, some of them are already playing an active part in soccer, golf, orchestra and choir. For more information about Sinaewon, visit x
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verbal and could thus avoid the language barrier, which otherwise could have subtracted from the overall quality of the experience. This was also the case with the other portions of the tour, where the Good Neighbor Program was able to select things that could be enjoyed with minimal awareness of Korean culture and the language. Many participants of the tour appreciated what the Good Neighbor program was offering including Sgt. Mikael Adcox, a Chaplains Assistant in the 501st MI BDE, who stated that

the trips were worth it. In addition, Adcox also claimed that he would recommend the tour to other service members who had not tried it out yet. The Good Neighbor Program supports several trips for service members on the peninsula, in order to allow them to experience Korean culture while having a good time. These trips include a monthly tour to different locations in Korea, as well as several additional trips to key locations that give a glimpse of what life is like in Korea. x
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Huber also took time to explain the unique challenges of working in Korea, namely the flexible schedules that potential employees face to meet mission requirements. There are an awful lot of jobs being offered that will have you working over the weekends and working over holidays, so I want you to take a look at that, said Huber. At 9:30 am, the fair was officially opened to the dozens of people that were waiting in the ACS building foyer. By 10 am, over 100 people had signed in to attend and search for new employment opportunities. Central Texas College, Troy University, University of Phoenix and University of Maryland University College, were on the lookout for teachers, hoping to find enough candidates to teach their wisdom to Soldiers and family members.

Outside agencies, including BAE Systems and the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry, were also invited to discuss job opportunities held by the companies on Yongsan. Computer Sciences and Information Technology jobs were in high demand, as well. Marilyn Roseborough, the Relocation Program Manager for ACS, said that the job fair was designed to give spouses and civilians face-time with the companies. Korea is the assignment of choice not only for the military, but also for civilians, Roseborough explained. We understand that they need to see that there are companies out there that want to hire them and that they understand exactly that if we allow them the opportunity they can find these companies. x


Battalion honors fallen officers on 35th anniversary

By Walter T. Ham IV 8th Army Public Affairs
CAMP BONIFAS, Korea The top U.S. Army commander in South Korea joined his most forward deployed battalion here Aug. 18 at a ceremony to honor two fallen U.S. Army officers. During the annual United Nations Command Security-Joint Security Area memorial ceremony, Eighth Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson honored the memory of Capt. Arthur Bonifas and 1st Lt. Mark Barrett. Their brutal and unprovoked murders in 1976 were yet another reminder that the Korean War never really ended, said Johnson. We may have signed an armistice more than 58 years ago but the cease-fire that followed has been interrupted by numerous acts of North Korean aggression. Almost 450 South Korean and 100 U.S. service members have been killed in such encounters with North Korean combatants, including the 48 ROK service members and two civilians killed during North Koreas malicious attacks on the ROK Ship Cheonan and Yeonpyeong Island last year, said Johnson. North Korean soldiers murdered Bonifas and Barrett while their Soldiers were trimming a 100-foot poplar tree near the Bridge of No Return on Aug. 18, 1976. The tree was being trimmed to keep it from blocking the view between UNC guard towers. In response to the lethal provocastrategic ground that we stand on and because of the talks we enable. We share an experience that is ours alone, said Taylor. We stand side by side, Korean and American as one, as we have stood since the beginning: all for one and one for all. Johnson praised the service, professionalism and commitment of the UNC Security Battalion Soldiers who provide security inside the Joint Security Area today. For some stationed here in Korea, North Korea is something over the horizon something often heard about but rarely seen, said Johnson. Not for this battalion. For UNC Security Battalion Soldiers, who provide 24/7 security at this unique stretch of military real estate, North Korea is often less than an arms length away. Johnson mentioned the special place that Bonifas and Barrett hold in this frontline battalions history. The combined Republic of Korea and U.S. Army post where they are stationed beside the Korean Demilitarized Zone is called Camp Bonifas and the readiness center is named after Barrett. While weve named this camp and the JSA Readiness Center after these two brave officers, the best way we can pay tribute to Captain Bonifas and First Lieutenant Barrett is by carrying on their legacy, by defending the same freedom that they protected and gave their lives for, said Johnson. That is the best way we can honor any of our Soldiers sacrifices by finishing what they started. x



Eighth Army Commander Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson (right) speaks at the annual memorial ceremony for Capt. Arthur Bonifas and 1st Lt. Mark Barrett Aug. 18 at Camp Bonifas, Korea. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Hong Joon-sung
tion, the United Nations Command launched Operation Paul Bunyan three days later. Instead of trimming the tree, the United Nations Command decided to cut it down and the 2nd Infantry Divisions 2nd Engineer Battalion did exactly that. The operation took 42 minutes and the U.S. Army engineers were covered by security forces, ROK Special Forces troops, artillery batteries, attack helicopters, B-52 bombers, fighter jets and an aircraft carrier operating off the coast. It was the most well armed landscaping mission in history. The tree came down without incident. The area where the incident occurred, the Joint Security Area in Panmunjom, is the only place in 155-mile-long and 2 mile-wide Korean Demilitarized Zone where military-level meetings are held between the United Nations Command and the North Korean Peoples Army. UNC Security Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Edward Taylor said his Soldiers all learn that individual actions have big consequences because of the





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By 1st Lt. Casey Harrell 35th Air Defense Artillery
OSAN AIR BASE Soldiers and leaders from the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade provided an overview of the Patriot force here Aug. 23 during a visit by the leader of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Forces Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense. In the midday heat, Lt. Gen. Richard P. Formica, commander of USASMDC, ARSTRAT and JFCC-IMD, confidently walked through the Delta Batterys motor pool, accompanied by 35th Air Defense Artillery Soldiers and leaders. I have spent 95 percent of my life talking about missiles coming out of Korea, said Formica, who prior to taking command was the Army G8, responsible for the funding associated with all Army systems, including the Patriot missile defense system. As he looked around the motor pool, Formica was able to see up close and in person, the amount of advanced equipment 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade utilize to defend the Korean Peninsula. Lt. Col. William E. Darne, 6-52nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion commander, along with his noncommissioned officers and commissioned officers briefed Formica on the PAC-2 and PAC-3 missiles and the various functions and components within the systems. Capt. Shawn Patton, commander of Delta Battery 6-52nd ADA, explained the Patriot missiles in its arsenal and how Delta Battery ADA has proven itself to be an invaluable asset.

Our tactical ballistic missile defense system has achieved great success during various exercises, said Patton. The general then asked the team several questions concerning the differences between the PAC-2 and PAC-3 missiles systems. Unlike the PAC-2, the PAC-3 hits the enemys missile like a bullet hitting another bullet. The PAC -2 on the other hand, is a proximity-kill missile, said Staff Sgt. Willie Roberson of Delta Battery ADA. When it gets close to the enemys missile, it detonates itself and then the explosion destroys the enemys missile. Formica then engaged the group on the topic of possibly enhancing the PAC-3 missiles and launchers. The PAC-3 system is the latest and greatest system on the market. However, the enhancement, if any, could be done at a minimal cost and have a powerful effect on the mission on the Korean Peninsula, said Navy Capt. Frank Doris, director, Plans and Policy/J5, JFCC-IMD . Col. Eric Sanchez, commander of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Bridage, summarized the importance of the overall mission and plans for the future, in the fielding of the PAC -3s and launchers to support the battalions. The PAC-3 launcher is capable of firing the brigades entire inventory of missiles and provides greater flexibility on the battlefield. Formica thanked the 6-52nd ADA Battalion for its time. He then went to the Brigade Operations Center for an operational overview of the brigades mission. x

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Obama vows solid support for veterans

By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON As the United States deals with its fiscal challenges, President Barack Obama emphasized today that it wont do so at the cost of its military and wont balance the budget on the backs of our veterans. Despite 10 years of war, the U.S. military is the best its ever been, Obama told the American Legion National Convention in Minneapolis. Obama also vowed to staunchly defend the Department of Veterans Affairs budget during the budget-cutting process. Noting historical increases in VA funding in recent years, the president promised to maintain that momentum with special emphasis on programs for wounded warriors and veterans who have served since 9/11. The president noted the United States obligation to its veterans, particularly those returning home from the current conflicts with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries and other mental-health issues. In addition to major improvements throughout the VAs health care system, including better outreach and service to women as well as veterans in rural areas, VA is making big strides in meeting the needs of those suffering the unseen wounds of war Obama said. Obama called recent reports of veterans not getting the prompt mental health care they need unacceptable. If a veteran has the courage to seek help, then we need to be doing everything in our power to deliver the lifesaving mental [health] care they need, he said. VA will stay on this issue, Obama said, and well continue to make it easier for veterans with post-traumatic stress to qualify for VA benefits, regardless of what war you served in. In addition, the president cited programs within VA and across the federal government to address some of the associated issues: homelessness and unemployment, among them. In addition to helping veterans secure homes and funding the post-9/11 GI Bill that is now helping more than 500,000 veterans and their families go to college, Obama said he has directed the federal government to hire more veterans. x


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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 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

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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

Collective Protestant Sunday Gospel Spanish Church of Christ ChapelNext

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Collective Protestant Sunday Church of Christ Gospel Contemporary Wednesday Friday KATUSA Tuesday Tuesday Catholic Services Mass Sunday

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USAG Yongsan Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffrey D. Hawkins:, 738-3009 Chaplain (Maj.) Terry E. Jarvis:, 738-4043 USAG-Humphreys Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) Michael Frailey 754-7274 Chaplain (Maj.) John Chun: 754-7274 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




Jennifer Rhines, Distance athlete, makes a spurt during 10,000 meter race. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Kim Min-jae

IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011

IAAF World Championships, Daegu, Korea (27 Aug - 4 Sep 2011) is a single sport event which brings together about 2,000 athletes from 200 countries and territories. Since the first event in 1983, the IAAF World Championships have served as a festive venue.The opening Ceremony of IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011 are a cultural event divided into five parts: Gathering, Preparing, Awakening, Sprint and Dreams come true.

Maj. Michael Mai goes through a warm-up procedure before taking part in the hammer throw event. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jang Bong-seok

Walter Dix, a 100m sprinter, finished first in the 100m heat 2nd round. Dix won Derek Miles clears 5.5 meters in the pole vault. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Kim Min-jae the Silver medal in 100m sprint. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jang Bong-seok

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School year off to ringing start

School Principal, greet students
By W. Wayne Marlow
CAMP HUMPHREYS Local youth, parents and community leaders enthusiastically rang in the 2011-12 school year at Humphreys American School on Aug. 29. Welcoming students, parents, and teachers back were principal Joyce Diggs and Col. Joseph P. Moore, United States Army Garrison Humphreys commander. The two rang bells on the school grounds to officially open the new year. Diggs also presented Moore with the 2011 Department of Defense Dependents SchoolsPacific Military Commander Excellence Award, which he received for his work with the school. We are excited for another great school year, Diggs told the audience. We look forward to working with you. Moore greeted the children and added that his daughter had told him to start talking because it was so hot. Moore asked for a show of hands for how many were first-time students. Welcome to all of you who are just starting, he said, also encouraging returning students to make friends with the newcomers. Moore also told the students, I


want you to do two things: Listen to your teachers, and respect your teachers. And teachers, I wish you the best this year. Students, you only get to go to school once, so make it count." Afterward, Diggs reflected on what she would like to see at the school this year. That would include Collaboration between parents and teachers, teachers...using different strategies to reach all levels, and continuing our positive relationship with parents. And we want the parents to feel their children have a safe and secure environment, and for military Families to know their children are receiving a quality education. x


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Top, Col. Joseph P. Moore, United States Army Garrison commander, and Humphreys American School principal Joyce Diggs ring bells to start the school year on Aug. 29. Above, students recite the Pledge of Allegiance. U.S. Army photos by Steven Hoover.

ROK Aviators complete English course

By Staff Sgt. Donald Purifoy 4th-58th Airfield Operations Battalion
K-16 Nine Soldiers from the 55th Air Traffic Services Battalion have graduated from a 12-week course on Aviation English taught by the 4th-58th Airfield Operations Battalion. The class was part of an ongoing effort to create a combined airspace picture used by both the U.S. and the Republic of Korea and will be part of the airspace integration initiative, in which U.S. and ROK aviators will use common flight coordination centers (FCC) to follow flights. The course, which included Air Traffic Control phraseology, procedures, airspace management and emergency situations, aims to ensure nothing is lost in translation when the new airspace system takes effect. The graduates will be among the first controllers responsible for flight-following operations in the Go Nee Flight Coordination Centers area of responsibility. Go Nee FCC, in northwestern Korea, is one of four ROK-controlled FCCs, and will be responsible for providing flight-following services to the highest concentration of U.S. aircraft movements. Training nine Soldiers may seem like a small step, but its a critical first step in the upcoming transfer of the U.S. Airspace Control System to our Korean allies, said Lt. Col. Marvin Chisolm, commander of the 4th-58th Airfield Operations Battalion. Lieutenant Col. Jae Gil Jeung, commander of the ROK 55th Air Traffic Services Battalion, added that This is the first time in our two countries nearly 60-year military alliance that Korean Soldiers have trained to maintain airspace for joint ROK and U.S. aircraft use. Among the graduates, three received special recognition for outstanding achievement and were presented with a Commanders Coin of Excellence by Chisolm to the applause of their classmates. Also recognized during the ceremony were the primary instructors, Sgt. Donna Little and Song Hui Hwang of Guardian AIC. Little and Hwang were responsible for the devel-

opment and presentation of the course curriculum during this pioneer program. They had to start from scratch because this was the first program of its type, said Sgt. 1st Class Richard Lowe, NCOIC of Guardian AIC. Their innovation was critical to the success of the program overall and they really came through. We couldnt have hoped for more. x

Graduates of an Aviation English course stand with their diplomas. The course included instruction on air traffic control vernacular, procedures, and airspace management. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Richard Lowe


Tasks aim to ensure PATRIOT batteries are mission capable
By Capt. Jeremy Tennent 6-52 Air Defense Artillery
SUWON AIR BASE Watch it. Bring it in carefully, said Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Calhoun, narrowing his eyes in the sunrise. The Launcher Platoon Sergeant for D Battery, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery had reason for caution. The crew drill for a launcher reload operation was underway. Private First Class Jordan Crawford nods and waves for the forklift operator to move closer. The missile canister, a training simulator built to the exact weight and dimensions of the real missiles used in air defense operations, hangs from the forks. Crawford and Sgt. Anthony Brinkman guide it into position. Specialist Kenneth McKellar drives closer, carefully maneuvering the massive machine, and lowers the missile canister into place on the back of the giant launcher. The missile reload drill is just one part of the complex task of certifying a PATRIOT battery as fully mission capable. D Battery is the first of three firing units for the 6-52 Iron Horse Battalion to undergo certification in the next three weeks. This three week period is certification season for the Battalion, as it provides a window of opportunity for Batteries to get their Table VIII certifications. Meanwhile, the Engagement Control Station crew practices its march order drill, to prepare the PATRIOT unit for movement to another location. Second Lt. Emily Neumann leads her crew through the steps to carefully disassemble the line of sight antenna, shouting instructions from atop the truck-mounted control station. Specialist Anthony Frayne and Pfc. Craig Wall, both members of her crew, carefully and quickly prepare the station for movement.

News & Notes

CrossFit Workout The USAG Humphreys FMWR Fitness program will sponsor a CrossFit 31 Heroes Workout of the Day Sept. 3 at noon on the Super Gym main basketball court. CrossFit gyms and affiliates will honor the SEALs killed in action on Aug. 6 with a workout to raise funds for families of those lost. Registration and T-shirt purchase can be done at For more information, call 010-9375-8964. CYSS Closure All CYSS Services will be closed Sept. 6. For more information, contact Hyacinth Smith at 7538507 or 753-8284. Orientation Date Changed The weekly newcomers orientation for the first week in September will be Sept. 7 at 8:30 a.m. because of the USFK training holiday. The orientation will be in Building 311. Free Writing Workshop Army Community Service holds a free creative writing workshop each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Building 311. Parent Central Services Move Parent Central Services, currently located in the CDC, will relocate to School Age Services. (Bldg. 570) on Sept. 23. Suicide Prevention Training The Army Substance Abuse program will present suicide prevention training for Families Sept. 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Super Gym. For more information, call 753-8928. PWOC Kickoff The fall kickoff for Protestant Women of the Chapel is Sept. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Freedom Chapel. Free childcare is available at the Child Development Center if notice is sent to AFAP Volunteers Sought Army Community Service is seeking volunteers for the Army Family Action Plan AFAP conference. Delegates, facilitators, recorders, and issues support are needed. For more information, contact Denise Chappell by Sept. 9, at 753-3266 or mil. Rock On The Lawn Scheduled The Camp Humphreys USO will present Rock on the Lawn, a free concert Sept. 10 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Freedom Field. Attendees should bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, call 753-6281. Womens Tennis Week FMWR Sport and Fitness will sponsor All-Womens Tennis Week Sept. 12-17. For more information, call 010-9375-8964 or 753-8286.

6-52 begins certification


Private First Class Jordan Crawford and Sgt. Anthony Brinkman guide the missile canister into position during Table VIII certification conducted by D Battery, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jeremy Tennent
While crew drills are critical pieces of the puzzle, the Table VIII certification is only given from battalion evaluators after exhaustive checks of every piece of operations. The Battery as a whole must conduct a movement and be able to achieve operational readiness within an hour of moving onto the position. The Soldiers know their jobs like the back of their hands, said Sgt. Albert Guerra. Its the paperwork that trips them up. Therefore, Guerra conducted inspections of dispatches, drivers licenses, and maintenance records. D Battery then moved forward through the Table VIII and received its certification. x

Youth opportunities abound

Clubs, trips, theme events all available
friendships and encourage students to get the most of their teen years. The 4-H Technology Club offers opportunities to learn cutting-edge innovations. The Youth Sponsorship program welcomes teens new to the area by giving a tour of the community and installation. The Keystone Leadership Club aims to improve its members academic success, while providing career preparation. Theme events are celebration of customs like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The Teen Center also sponsors trips to destinations such as Gosu Cave and rafting trips to Hantan. Nyasha Griffin, a 12th-grader at Osan American High School, said the center sponsored a trip to Lotte World, an amusement park in Seoul. She said she enjoyed her time at the park, as well as the shopping and Korean food that came with it. The programs were designed by Allysa Lester, a Child Youth Program assistant, and her coworkers. We plan all programs basically by following youths opinions within guidelines, and we referred to past programs which had good feedback from teens, she said. The Teen Center also offers a place for young persons to hang out, play video games, use the Internet, and play pool and air hockey. Staff members are also available to help with homework. Tamiko Thomas, acting School Age Center and Youth Center Director, said, There are a lot of things that teens can do in here. The goal of the program is to make youth be independent and responsible. Youth interested in joining one of the programs can call 753-3413. x

By Hong Seung-hui USAGH Public Affairs Office

CAMP HUMPHREYS The Teen Center in Building 427 offers plenty of opportunities for youth on post. This includes programs and activities such as: the Boys and Girls Club; a career lunch; the Keystone Leadership Club; the 4-H Technology Club; a Youth Sponsorship program; a computer program course; and theme events. These programs helps students build healthy


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The Sound of Music

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Which musical artist would you find it the hardest to go a month without listening to?

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Adele...her voice alone is music to my soul!

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CAMP HUMPHREYS A light lunch is served following the Community Teacher Reception Aug. 22 at the Community Activity Center. U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover

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Bicycles, bowling, BBQ highlight weekend

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Jimmy Buffett.

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Facebook Fan Shakira for two reasons. One, her music is awesome! And two, we listen to her in songs in spin class!

Left and above, a youth triathlon kicked off a weekend full of activities on Camp Humphreys. U.S. Army photos by Michael Mooney

Shamika Suggs-Merritt
One word: Beyonce!!!!

Holly Kennedy Hannum


Above, a bounce house and other inflatrables were among the activites available during the father-son adventure day on Aug. 27. There were also Wii games, water balloons, raffle drawings, and bowling (below). The event took place at the Strike Zone Bowling Center, as well as in the parking lot outside. U.S. Army photos by Jeff Hubbard

Connnie Long Ducnan

My daughter says...totally Billy Currington.

Above, smoke rises into the air during the King of the Grill competition in the Strike Zone Bowling Center parking lot on Aug. 27. Tending the grill is Caleb Watson-Chacon. U.S. Army photo by Jeff Hubbard





English camp strengthens good neighbor relationships

Story and photo by Cpl. Kim Min-jae
DAEGU GARRISON Besides maintaining their fighting capabilities, many Soldiers often look for ways to do something meaningful with their spare time, and giving back to the community is one such way. HHC, U.S. Army Garrison Daegu, and the 618th Dental Company, are perfect examples of what it means to be a good neighbor. The Soldiers have volunteered and donated their time to Waegwans Child Development Center teaching English to children who would otherwise not be able to afford it. According to Na In-son, Community Relations Officer, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), The English class is just one of a number of community services conducted by DLA. Our previous commander Lt. Col. Bob Maurio first started the class. Along with the Soldiers, our current leadership and members of the DLA staff have pitched in and worked hard to make this Good Neighbor effort a very successful one. The English class is held every Thursday at the Waegan CDC. For a couple of hours or more, Soldiers read, lecture, and have free-talking exercises for the playful and very curious Korean youngsters. As could be expected, communication is the biggest challenge for both the Soldiers, and the children. So, far, however, that hasnt hampered progress. The Soldiers have, according to one participant, pressed onward and found nothing short of personal satisfaction in doing something good for another person, and in being good neighbor ambassadors. Its great getting off the base and doing something that helps our neighbors. The English camp is a project that is rewarding no matter how you look at it. Soldiers get the personal



Under the guidance of Matthew Ung (far right), Soldiers and students introduce themselves during an English camp class.
satisfaction of knowing they helped the children, and at the same time helped establish a closer relationship between Camp Carroll and its neighbors outside the fence. Ive found the English camp to be a lot of fun. The kids understood what I said, and you could tell by their participation and their smiles that they really enjoyed having us there. This volunteer effort really is a positive thing for the community. It is a positive outreach that yields great returns to all involved. I hope to continue participating in this event, said Sgt. David Anderson, USAG Daegu, Chapel Assistant. Sgt. Anderson isnt the only one who thinks the Good Neighbor effort is priceless. A student at the WDC, Kwon, Ah-rim, also responded enthusiastically to the English Camp program. The camp gives us a chance to talk with foreigners, and that helps us build our global mind. I have really enjoyed this English class. I know I am not good enough yet, but I will try to do my best to improve my English skills. Wrapping up the interview, Na, Inson said, This kind of cooperation with the U.S. Army makes a huge difference in the local community. It is because of their support that the quality of the classes has been dramatically enhanced. I want to thank the Soldiers and teachers who are participating in these English classes. Each one of them is really contributing to the community in a very special way. They understand what it means to make a difference. x

Daegu celebrates IAAF 2011

IAAF brings U.S. Ambassador Kathleen Stephens (left) and Commander, USAG Daegu, Col. Kathleen A. Gavle (right) together for a light moment of conversation in the VIP box at the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jang Bong-seok


News & Notes

Jazz Festival What are you doing on Labor Day weekend? Join us for the End of Summer Jazz Fest September 4, from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Cp Walker Kelly Field. We have 4 live bands, bouncies, booths, BBQ and beverages, and a chili cookoff! Call 768-7939, for more information. 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. Camp Henry Theater we now have a projected Camp Henry Theater renovation completion date of September 30. completion date is when the work will be done, actual ribbon cutting and re-opening of the theater will come shortly after that. Walker Vet Clinic The Camp Walker vet clinic stray facility is currently accepting donations of : pet toys, bath towels, pet food, cat litter, cleaning supplies and pet treats. For more information, call 764-4858 Chinese Language Class Class starts in September. 9 Sept for Cp Carroll at the Carroll ACS Office from 12pm-1pm (Every Friday) and 14 Sept for Daegu at the Henry ACS Office from 12pm-1pm (Every Wednesday). Please come by your respective ACSs and register for class so that we know how much materials to have prepared before the class. 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 for more information.

Story and photo by 1st Lt. Casey Harrell 35th ADA Bde. Public Affairs

Making a difference has its rewards



DAEGU GARRISON Spc. Adam Hughes of Echo Company, 2-1 Air Defense Artillery may be a long way from home, living in a foreign county and feeling the same homesickness most young Soldiers experience in a foreign country. He still dedicated himself to the philosophy of providing a positive environment for others through the Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers (BOSS) program. On the first day he arrived to Echo Company, 2-1 Air Defense Artillery, Hughes vowed to take a sense of pride and confidence in his comrades-inarms and most importantly, himself. Hugh joined the BOSS program to provide a positive recreational alternative for Soldiers who spent all of their time in bars and clubs. If it had to do with the betterment of Soldiers I will do it, with no questions asked, said Hughes Spc. Hughes possesses the skills and hard work ethics our great nation looks for within the ranks of our next generation of leaders. He always worked extra hard to make sure Echo Company 2-1 ADA performed to standard when I was the maintenance platoon leader, said 1st Lt. Casey Harrell, 35th ADA Bde. Public Affairs. Among the rigorous training, being conducted at, Echo 2-1 ADA, Hughes still finds the time to put Soldiers needs above his own, while on a daily basis exceeding the standards in his job to help support the battalions critical mission. Over the last year, Hughes has helped the 2-1 ADA Battalion Boss program organize several events and trips for soldiers stationed at Camp Carroll. We organized a DMZ trip were over eighty Soldiers participated, a combative

Spc. Adam Hughes of Echo Company, 2-1 Air Defense Artillery, and Boss president waits to receive one of a dozen coins awarded by U. S Forces Korea Commander Gen. Gen. James D. Thurman Aug. 17 for his outstanding performance on Aug. 17
tournaments, paint ball ranges, and held several picnic and barbecues. I can never be thankful enough for the mentorship and support I have received from my chain of command. It is not easy to get volunteers to come out to events, especially on a weekend, so I really appreciate all that they sacrifice to support our Soldiers, said Hughes. Spc. Hughes was recognized for his outstanding accomplishments during the past year by United States Forces Korea Commander Gen. James D. Thurman on Aug 17. It is always good when leaders recognize their Soldiers accomplishments, because it shows that they care and this make you work even harder to be great like them, said Hughes. He is truly an outstanding Soldier, and will be a great non commissioned officer one day, said Command Sgt. Maj. Floyd Reed of 501st Special Troops Battalion. x

Story and photos by Andrew Allen USAG Daegu Deputy Fire Chief

Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires: fire danger is very high

DAEGU GARRISON No matter where in the northern hemisphere you are, wildland fire season is upon us. Arizona is ablaze right now, inevitable followed by California and other states! Soon here too in Korea, the rainy season will pass and the fire season will begin! So no matter where in the world you may be, if it is hot and or dry outside, fires can start if you let your Fire Prevention Guard down! As Smokey the Bear says, Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires. Well, you and everyone else out in the great outdoors. How do you do this. First off, you need to pay attetion to what is going around you. It is so easy to lose sight of the overall scene when you are focused on having fun and nothing else. Someone elses carelessness can burn you just as easily as your own, so watch out. We should all know the basic rules about being in the great outdoors: Know the weather (Temperature, humidity, wind). High winds, low temperature, and strong wind spells fast moving fire situations. Also, lightning is Mother Natures little fire starter, so watch out for this too.

Forest Fire on Page 28

The information on the bottom portion of this sigh (top) will tell Emergency Response personnel exactly where you are. This stand alone (right) sign does the same. Take note of these signs as you hike.




New years resolution

By Sgt. Jang Bong-seok
USAG Daegu community, we want to know: 2011 is almost gone. Did you make a new years resolution for 2011? What was it? Did you keep it?

Its no bull, or is it?

Kim Joo-rahm
Facebook Fan

I dont remember my resolution. Which means, I did not keep it.

Oh Seung-mu
Facebook Fan

one of my resolution was to work out hard and earn 300 points in APFT. Havent yet reached the score but have been working out. Think i can make it this year. Hoah~ :)

Things are not always as they seem. The very healthy bull and the young farmer are made of paper. The art display was just one of many at Koreas annual Cheongdo Bull Fighting Festival, held in the city of Cheongdo, located in Gyeongsangbuk-do, approximately 30 minutes south of Daegu City. Courtesy photo by Mary Grimes See yourself in the Morning Calm when you become a USAG Daegu Facebook Fan. Just post your photos to our page with a quick description covering the five Ws: who, what, when, where and why, and well see you in the paper. Your USAG Daegu PAO team

Chung Ji-man
Facebook Fan

My resolution of 2011 was making Girlfriend, but dream always ends up as a dream. I am still working on it.

Kim Min-sik
Facebook Fan

My resolution was Prepare my army sevice. Cause my army service was started on April 2011. And I keep it.

Tashoya Holmes
Facebook Fan

Mine was to be assigned to Korea. Once the opportunity came to pass I grabbed it. Now here I am, the best place to live and work...Daegu


Do not throw cigarettes out your car window or on the ground. Fire/Emergency Reporting While Hiking: Pay attention to the sign posts as you hike Beautiful Korea. Every so often you will see a sign post on most Korean trails. They tell you where you are and how to call for help. The location numbers change as you hike the trail, just like mile markers on the highway. If you have to call for help, try to give the number closest to where the emergency is located. Fire Escape What should you do if there is a fire in the area? FIRST You should have an escape plan before you started your hike, especially for overnight trips. Leave immediately at the first sign of a wildland fire. Head away from the fire; fire moves with the wind, and moves the fastest when going uphill. During dry conditions a wildfire will spread very rapidly. Airborne embers can be carried for 1 to 2 miles ahead of the main body of the fire. Stay on the trail. This is where most people get in trouble. The trail is the


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Forest Fire
Watch where you park your car, tall grass can be ignited easily if it is in contact with your engine. Know where you are and how to call for help at all times. Pack plenty of drinking water and pack out all your trash Camp Fires are not allowed in most areas some dont allow cooking stoves know the local rules. Candles and mosquito coils must be monitored constantly. Watch out for careless hikers, their mistakes can burn you.

safest place to be and where you can move the fastest. If you are in a car on the road, stay inside, roll the windows up and do not move if the smoke envelopes the car. Driving through the smoke kills firefighters every year! Dont drive towards a fire, drive away. The best area to stay is in a wide open parking lot verses a road with trees close to the roadside. Your best defense is simply, PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU! Be prepared, have fun, and dont get burned. x

Its back to school for the DHS Warriors

August 29 marked the biginning of the new school year for Daegu students. The face says it all as with smiles and anticipation they make their pilgrimage to their respective classrooms. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jang Bong-seok

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.


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