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OCTOBER 14, 2011

Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea

Volume 10, Issue 2

North Korean remains repatriated

United Nations Command embalms, returns bodies of 2 soldiers during ceremony
By Jane Lee
PANMUNJOM A desperate, treacherous dash to freedom or an unfortunate fall into raging floodwaters no one will ever know how Pvt. Lee Chul-nam of the Korean Peoples Army died. His decomposed body washed up along the Imjin River on the evening of Sept. 9 near Nakha-ri. The private was an interesting one because he had his gear strapped to some flotation devices, said Albert McFarland, mortuary officer for the United Nations Command. Ive never seen any having flotation devices. As part of the Armistice Agreement and according to the Geneva Convention, the bodies of Soldiers are returned in repatriation ceremonies. Over the past decade on the peninsula, it has been McFarlands job to prepare any remains of North Korean soldiers found south of the Military demarcation line, for their final journey home. Bottom line is we treat remains that we get with respect and dignity and honor, McFarland explained of the painstaking process. So we clean the clothes, embalm and prep them just like as if we were going to ship them back to the states they are Soldiers. Thats the way it is and we would expect them to do the same thing for our Soldiers. ROK investigators noted Lee was likely preparing to swim because his body was roped to two pieces of Styrofoam and his army handbooks were double-bagged in plastic. Lee was one of two Korean Peoples Army soldiers whose bodies washed up in South Korea last month. So on Oct. 7, under brilliant sunshine, sixty years of tense hostilities were set aside briefly along the most heavily militarized border in the world. Dignity and respect replaced posturing and bravado during a somber ceremony at the Truce Village of Panmunjom, as the United Nations Command returned home the bodies of the two fallen Soldiers. Upon the invitation of UNC Military Armistice Commission Secretary Col. Kurt Taylor, the North Korean delegation led by Senior Col. Pak Ki-yong crossed the demarcation line and walked about 20 yards south of the DMZ, to inspect the remains. McFarland opened the caskets one by one, at the request of the three North Korean officers. The North Korean Colonel took a good hard look at them, McFarland shared. And he asked me a lot more questions about them, through the interpreter. He didnt ask me any questions before (in November 2010). That was kind of unusual. Hes probably getting more comfortable with us. After the inspection, the UNC Honor Guard carried the caskets across the line to a group of North Korean soldiers, who marched off with their fallen comrades coffins. x

A United Nations Honor Guard repatriates two North Korean Soldiers during a ceremony Oct. 7 in the Demilitarized Zone. U.S. Army photo by Jane Lee

Military Armistice Commission Secretary, Col. Kurt Taylor, meets with Korean Peoples Army Col. Pak, Ki-yong at the demarcation line on Oct. 7 as part of a repatriation ceremony Oct. 7. U.S. Army photo by Jane Lee

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NEWS Students learn value of saving

Credit Union trip puts focus on starting young
By Staff Sgt. Vincent Abril 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade
CAMP HUMPHREYS Humphreys American School first and second grade students recently learned the importance of saving money on a school trip Sept. 29. While touring the Camp Humphreys Navy Federal Credit Union branch, the students also observed its daily operations. Julie Abril, the manager waited by the door as the students filed in. The childrens excitement and curiosity were quickly noticed by the branch employees as they prepared for the tour. After testing the childrens knowledge on the banking system, Abril talked to them about saving their money with the aid of Diana Pickard, the assistant branch manager. We really want to stress the importance of saving money by explaining to the kids why people save money and how they can do just that at a credit union or bank, Abril. I think the message of saving money and learning about why people use banks go hand and hand and we hope the children take this message home with them, Abril said. As the children looked on, the bank tellers gave a demonstration on how money counters work. To better teach the children about deposits, some of the students were able to deposit fake money and received an invoice for the transaction. One of the students deposited $1 million in fake money to the surprise of everyone in the credit union. Shannon Webster, a multi-grade teacher who brought her class to the credit union, knows all too well why the message of saving money is important at this stage of her students life. We wanted students to be aware of how important it is for them to start saving at a young age, Webster said. The goal is to get the students in-


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e wanted students to be aware how important it is to start saving at a young age.

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volved in using money on an everyday basis with real world experiences. Before the students returned to their school, the Navy Federal Credit Union announced that the class whose parents open the most minor savings accounts will receive a cash donation from the credit union. We hope the kids enjoyed their visit and we hope to have many more visits from kids of all ages who can benefit from learning about banking and saving money, Abril said. x

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A Camp Humphreys American School student makes a simulated deposit at the Camp Humphreys Navy Federal Credit Union. First and second grade students visited the credit union to learn the importance of saving money at a young age. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Luis Abril

OCTOBER 14, 2011



Police Blotter
The following entries were excerpted from the police blotters the previous week. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. Area I Larceny of Government Funds. The Subject altered his lease agreement from $500 to $1,150 and submitted an Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) claim to be paid $1,150 in monthly OHA. Subject attempted to clear housing prior to his Permanent Change of Station, but was unable due to the discrepancy found on his lease. Investigation continues by CID. Possession of Spice. Investigation revealed that Subject No. 1 had Spice on his person, which he had received from Subject No. 2. Investigation established there was probable cause to believe Subject No. 1 committed the offense of Failure to Obey a General Order when he possessed a bag of Spice, a substance banned under USFK Policy Letter 55, and subsequently hid the Spice in a dayroom couch. Investigation also established there was probable cause to believe Subject No. 2 committed the offense of Failure to Obey a General Order, when he gave the bag of Spice to Subject No. 1 to remove so it would not be discovered during a Health and Welfare Inspection. Area II Shoplifting. The Subject was observed via Closed Circuit Television removing and concealing a Sean John I am King Cologne bottle, then exiting the Main Post Exchange without rendering proper payment. All merchandise was evaluated as evidence and returned to AAFES. The Subject was processed and released to his unit. Area II Attempted Use of a Controlled Substance. Investigation determined The Subject committed the offense of Attempted Use of a Controlled Substance, Percocet, when he consumed a tablet, without a prescription, knowing it to be Percocet. The Subject later disclosed the information to other persons related to the case. The Staff Judge Advocate opined there was probable cause to believe subject committed the above offense. Area II Harassing Communication. While Victim No. 1 and Victim No. 2 were on the school bus, subject entered the bus, approached them, and started yelling at them. Victim No. 1 and Victim No. 2 both stated that the subject also used profanity and threatened to assault them before finally walking away. There was no physical contact reported. x

Korean Folk Band: Stories told through rhythm

A member of the Korean Farmers Folk Band dances to traditional music performed for tourists in September at the Tradional Korean Folk Village located Jeonla-do near Seoul. The performance is more than music and dance because it incorporates story telling. The Nongak band instruments consistss of Kisu (farming tools), Jaebi (gong, drum and sogo) and Jabsaek (Yangban, Hwasang, bride, and mudong) and plays diverse entertainment to the command of the leading instrument Sangshwe (bupo, jangdan and story telling) and rhythm of the Jingsu. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Shawn M. Cassatt

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Offpost events and activities

Mount Seorak One of the most famous mountains is Mt. Seorak is a site most Koreans visit at least once in their lifetime. Seoraksan National Park in Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province) is located at the far northern end of the mountain and is known for its breathtaking valleys and waterfalls. Each spring, the park holds its annual flower festival, filling the air with sweet fragrances. The elevation is 5,603 feet. Heyri Art Valley Heyri Art Valley is a collection of art galleries, workshops, film studios, book shops and cafs, hidden away in an idyllic valley just an hours drive north of Seoul. Along with nearby Paju Book City, Heyri is a grand experiment in ecologically friendly architecture, design and urban planning, made all the more surreal by its location just a rivers width from North Korea. There is an outdoor museum (with plenty of indoor ones, too) that even laymen without the slightest interest in the arts can enjoy. Its a place one might be able to spend all day strolling about, dipping in and out of galleries and bookshops as the mood strikes. About 370 artistsincluding painters, sculptors, graphic artists, filmmakers and potterslive and/or work in Heyri. Koreas top architects were let loose to design the studio and art spaces, and the resultan outdoor display of the very best of eco-friendly Korean designis absolutely breathtaking. Each and every building is an expression of the individuality of both architect and owner, yet all strictly conform to the villages overriding principle of harmony with nature. They are designed to harmonize with and complement the hills and streams. Cheongwadae Sarangchae As one of Seouls newest tourist attractions Koreas presidential residence, the Cheongwadae Sarangchae, is located in front of Cheongwadae. It is a presidential museum that informs visitors about Koreas past, present and future. Opened on January 5, 2010, the two-story exhibition and museum was designed to be more environmentally friendly than other museums by harnessing the power of solar and geothermal energy, thereby reducing the use of fossil fuels. Its a fitting response to Koreas ambitious goal to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent by the year 2020. The Cheongwadae Sarangchae can be accessed via Gyeongbokgung Station on Seoul Metro Line 3 (Exit 5). Reverse direction and turn right at the intersection. Walk along the western palace wall until you reach the large statue in front of the presidential residence. The museum will be on your left. Hours: Open 09:00-18:00. Closed Mondays. The Ilmin Museum of Art The Ilmin Museum of Art houses one of Seouls finest venues reserved for the cultivation and presentation of modern art. Only relatively recently, since its reopening in 2002, has the museum slowly shifted its main interest to contemporary Korean art instead of focusing only on existing collections. Inviting both renowned artists like Suh Yong-sun, who held a solo exhibition here in 2004 and was named Artist of the Year for 2009, and young artists who have not quite made names for themselves yet, the museum contributes to making the contemporary Korean art scene more accessible to the public and even gives not-so-conventional, experimental artists a chance to present their work, too. The museum is open daily, except on Mondays, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The caf and shop are open daily, except for national holidays, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Entry fees vary according to the exhibitions. For more information, visit Gwanghwamun Station, Line 5, Exit 5 is the most direct way to get there. From City Hall Station, Lines 1 & 2, take Exit 4 and walk for about 500 meters. Parking space is available in the Dong-A Media Center next door.

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Invest in workers with disabilities

By Col. William P. Huber Yongsan Garrison Commander
YONGSAN GARRISON It is my pleasure to invite you to honor and recognize individuals with disabilities during National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Observed each October, we remain committed in our effort to educate the public about issues related to disability and employment. This years theme is Profit by Investing in Workers with Disabilities, and illustrates the fact that workers with disabilities are an essential element of diversity that makes organizations stronger. In addition, a person's disability is not a boundary to talent that they can bring to the workforce, but ultimately an enhancement to every organization. To mark this event, 8th U.S. Army and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan are highlighting activities with both the expectation and opportunity for people with disabilities to become full participants in our workforce. I invite you to honor National Dis-

Col. William Huber

ability Employment Awareness Month 2011 as we raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions of our workers with disabilities in todays global economy. x

OCT 14, 2011



Area I pools, gym to get big upgrade

By Franklin Fisher
CAMP RED CLOUD Swimmers in Area I will soon have three goodas-new indoor pools to enjoy thanks to a renovation project slated for the coming months at Camps Hovey, Stanley and Red Cloud. And the Hanson Fitness Center at Camp Casey is also to get a muchneeded fix-up. Overhauling the pools will cost more than $4 million total. Work is to finish next spring, with all three reopening in time for the summer season, if not earlier. Its great news, said Col. Hank Dodge, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I. Theyre gonna be top notch, state of the art. Each pool will have a retractable roof, outdoor sundeck, all-new mechanical systems for warm water, new ventilation systems and locker rooms, and will be weatherized with insulation and other features that will keep them warm in winter. The retractable roof will allow patrons to swim in sunlight, and the ventilation system will work against mold and mildew, provide better airflow, and keep steam from accumulating. Thatll mean lifeguards wont have to peer through clouds of steam to keep watch on swimmers, said Yun Heo, the USAG Red Cloud director of Public Works. The three pools are more than 12 years old, have undergone only minimal upgrades and band-aid repairs, and are long overdue for revamp, Heo said. The Hanson gym will get a new entrance, locker rooms and bathrooms. The renovations of the pools and gym became possible because garrison officials took swift action recently to qualify for money the Office of Secretary of Defense was offering on a one-time-only basis to installations with fitness facilities needing upgrade. The result was the award to the garrison of $4.8 million for fitness facility projects. Of that, $4.1 million will be spent

Artists rendering of what the Camp Red Cloud indoor swimming pool will look like after the major $1.1 million renovation slated for the coming months is completed. Also slated for major revamps are indoor pools at Camps Hovey and Stanley, and the Hanson Fitness Center at Camp Casey. Graphic courtesy of USAG Red Cloud Directorate of Public Works

Garrisons fast action scores funding for state-of-art fitness renovations

on the pools. Another $750,000 goes as we lean into the winter months, to the renovations at the Hanson gym. he said. However, thats probably Under strict Pentagon rules for not going to be possible because the the money, the garrison had to have works so extensive. renovation contracts signed by 10 Upgrading these pools gives us p.m. Sept. 30, said Beverly Poole, the year-round benefit, said Dodge. director of Resource Management. We have all the aquatic sports, we And that meant that there was an have kids that take swimming lessons, agreement between the contractor we have swim teams, and all of that and the U.S. stuff, just like gove r n m e n t back in the states, to start work, so we were very Poole said. fortunate. Work on The Hovey and ts great news. the pools Stanley pools are is to be Theyre gonna be top to close sometime extensive, and notch, state of the art. this month, with to finish the the Red Cloud pool re n ova t i o n s closing sometime in time for later this year, summer, the officials said. Col. Hank Dodge garrison may Work on the Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud Hanson gym could have to close and overhaul start as early as this all three at the month, and should same time, something Dodge prefers finish next spring. Under an earlier to avoid. project, work is already under way on What Id like to do is try and leave a new floor for the gyms basketball one open throughout Area I, especially court. x



By Lee Jae-gwang
CAMP CASEY Families new to Area I converged on Camp Casey Oct. 6 for an open air event that showcased the recreational, sports and other services offered by the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Called FMWR Expo 11, the event drew some 2,000 people from the Area I community, said Frank DeSilva, the FMWR director of marketing. We had never done an expo before, he said. It was awesome, it was packed. The Expo made use of 40 information booths as well as food concessions and prize drawings. With a recent influx of military families, and with Area I installations spread across a large geographic area, FMWR officials hit on the idea of an Expo to give them an opportunity to see all the things we do, in one time and one place, DeSilvasaid. Services include a robust program of sports and recreation activities, as well as programs geared to youngsters. Sports activities range from setting up athletic competitions track and field, weightlifting, swimming, for example, to hosting peninsula-wide sporting events like the recent Eighth U.S. Army Team Triathlon at Camp Casey. The sports program is so popular that athletes from as far away as Daegu come to participate in certain key events. Among FMWR recreation activities are operation of recreation


News & Notes

First Aid/CPR Class The American Red Cross is offering a first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (adults, children and infants) class from 9 a.m.5 p.m., Oct. 15 in bldg. 110 on Camp Red Cloud. The deadline to register is Oct. 14. The cost is $40 and is payable with cash, check or credit/debit card, and must be paid at the time of registration. Participants must be at least 18 years old and cannot be in their third trimester of pregnancy. For more information, call 730-3184. Run/Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Army Community Services Family Advocacy Program is partnering with the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Division for a 5/10k fun run/walk at 10 a.m., Oct. 15 at the Camp Hovey Gym. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The event is intended to raise awareness to end domestic violence. For more information, call 730-3107 and 010-3147-1700. St. Marys Hospital Tour The Camp Casey U.S. Army Health Clinic and Army Community Service are offering a tour of St. Marys Hospital in Uijeongbu Oct. 17. The bus departs the Camp Casey Army Health Clinic at 1 p.m. for the one-hour tour and will arrive back on Camp Casey at 4 p.m. For more information and to sign up, call 730-4332 or 730-3107. Hovey Pool Closure The Camp Hovey swimming pool will be closed from Oct. 17 through April 2012 for major renovations. For more information, call 0103147-1700. Red Cloud Thrift Store to Open The Second to None thrift store at Camp Casey will hold its grand opening Oct. 18 at 10 a.m., bldg. 14, near the Exchange. For more information, call 010-2329-9757. Synthetic Elements Concert The Synthetic Elements will perform a 90-minute concert at 7 p.m., Oct. 20 at Camp Caseys Gateway Club. The band will sing autographs immediately following the show. For more information, call 732-6760. Dongguk Hospital Tour The Camp Casey U.S. Army Health Clinic and Army Community Service are offering a tour of Dongguk Hospital in Uijeongbu Oct. 21. The bus departs the Camp Casey Army Health Clinic at 1 p.m. for the one-hour tour and will arrive back on Camp Casey at 5 p.m. For more information and to sign up, call 730-4332 or 730-3107. Warrior University Registration Registration for Warrior University, term 2, is being held through Oct. 24. For more information, call 732-6329.

Expo unveils FMWR services

Adidas Campus (right), wife of Sgt. 1st Class Eric Cox of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Heavy Combat Brigade, takes part in the FMWR Expo at Camp Casey Oct. 6. The event showcased the recreational, sports and other services offered by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. U.S. Army Photo by Pvt. Lee Jae-gwang
centers, which provide pool tables, musical instruments, video games, televisions, and computers with highspeed Internet access for community members. In addition, FMWR operates bowling alleys and golf courses. Helping meet the needs of military families with children is among FMWRs high-priority activities, Bradford said. Its Child, Youth and School Services operates an on-post Child Development Center at Casey, as well as youth sports activities, among other programs. Family member Rebecca Cornell said she found the Expos information highlighting travel spots in Korea to be especially useful. I like how all of the main places to travel here in Korea [are] organized in this Expo, she said. x

Area I staff tours Incheon Landing sites

By Franklin Fisher
INCHEON Its known to history as the Incheon Landing that pivotal Korean War amphibious operation in which forces under Gen. Douglas MacArthur slipped behind enemy lines and turned the tide of battle, and for a time the war. Members of the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud staff made a bus trip on a bright, hazy Oct. 7 to Incheon, where one of the most important events of the Korean War unfolded. It was at Incheon, on Sept. 15, 1950, that U.S. forces stormed ashore in the end-run that led to the North Korean invaders being driven out of South Korea. The group stopped first at the Freedom Park, where a statue of MacArthur towers over brightly colored flowerbeds and a paved walkway. Also visited was Wolmi Island, one of the landing sites. It lies just off Incheon. Guiding the group was South Korean Army Col. (ret.) Yu Sang-shik, 72, who as an 11-year-old boy witnessed some of the Incheon fighting. To a boy his age, Yu said in an interview, the sight of the landing force was magnificent, and made him very proud that such a formidable military force was fighting on the side of his country. He told his audience of a desperate, war-ravaged Korea. The ordinary people, they got hungry, with no food, Yu said. The only chance to steal the rice [was] when the warehouses were bombed by the fighter planes. The day began at the 2nd Infantry Division Museum at Camp Red Cloud, where museum director William Alexander gave a summary of the Incheon Operation, which was known officially as Operation Chromite. The North Koreans had pushed us all the way back to the Nakdong Perimeter, also known as the Pusan Perimeter, Alexander explained. And that sets the stage for MacArthurs decision to open up a second front with the landings at Inchon, he said. The operation was a success. The troops went ashore, and Seoul was soon retaken from the North Koreans, who were driven from South Korea. Capt. David Hong, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud, found the trip of two-fold benefit. One, the military historical aspect of it, said Hong. The impact its had. The second, you get a firsteye experience into how much this countrys developed through Yus first-hand accounts of Korea during the war. x

Area I staff at Freedom Park during Oct. 7 tour of Incheon Landing sites. U.S. Army Photo by Kevin Jackson

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Facebook Fan I love getting out and seeing the REAL Korea! Too many people think Itaewon and the amusement parks and shopping areas like Dongdaemun and Myeong-Dong are all there is to see in Korea. Get involved in your Boss and MWR programs and take the opportunities they give you to get out there and adventure to the more traditional side of Korea.

James Thrower, Battery A, 138th Field Artillery, traps Dustin Fuqua, 61st Maintenance Company, during the Warrior Country Wrestling Tournament at the Camp Stanley Gym Oct. 8. U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Mardicio Barrot

Thrower takes wrestling championship

By Spc. Mardicio Barrot USG Red Cloud Public Affairs

CAMP CASEY It may have been his passion for wrestling and his willingness to train hard for months that made James Thrower the winner of the Warrior Country Wrestling Tournament Oct. 8 at Camp Stanley. Thrower, of Battery A, 138th Field Artillery Regiment, was one of 11 wrestlers in the tournament, which offered action in three weight divisions 163 lbs., 185 lbs. and 211 lbs. Thrower dominated in each of his three bouts, and emerged champion after a 3-0 win over the wrestler who proved a worthy opponent Omar Jimenez of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 25th Transportation Battalion. My toughest competition today was Jimenez, Thrower said after the match. When I first saw him he looked like he knew his stuff, and sure enough when I wrestled him the guy turned out to be technically sound, Thrower said of Jimenez. Earlier in the tournament, Throwers performance had the audience ooohing in admiration. That

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came in his bout against Dustin Fuqua of the 61st Maintenance Company. At that instant when it seemed Fuqua would catch Thrower in a single - leg takedown, Thrower executed a back flip to gain better position. Thrower, of San Francisco, thinks he owes the championship to rigorous training. I have been preparing for this tournament for months, said Thrower. Me and a few battle buddies usually come to the gym after work to exercise and pull out a mat so we can roll. Its something that we love to do. So doing it is like a second nature. Hes been wrestling for six years and sees the mat as a kind of second home, he said. Following are other results of the tournament: 211 lb. division, Philip Schmit, 55th Military Police Company, def. Tristin Tadlock, 2-1. 185 lb division, James Thrower, Company A, 138th Field Artillery, def. Omar Jimenez, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 25th Transportation Battalion 3-0. 163 lb. division, Luis Chavez, 2nd Infantry Division, def. Kip Staples, 55th Military Police Company, 2-1. x

Day trip to Icheon rice festival

Karen Schmid
Facebook Fan I like to spend time with my Korean friends and let them show me the true Korean culture. I have several Korean friends that my family likes to hang out with not just because theyre awesome but also because we love to learn, first hand, what the Korean culture is all about. They introduced me to VIPs. Its a family friendly steak and buffet restaurant in Uijeongbu. We like it because its comfortable with our kids and the food is amazing! Its a piece of home with a mix of Korea. You cant go wrong with that.

This is at the Icheon Rice Cultural Festival a couple of years ago. It was really neat: a great day trip and we are going to go to it again this year. It is the first weekend of November this year and you need to sign up at the CAC soon! Photo courtesy of Nancy June Butler Bernier See your photo in the Morning Calm! Become a USAG Red Cloud Facebook Fan. Post your travel photos to our page with a short description covering who, what, when, where and why and well see you in the paper.




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Staff Sgt. Justin Carnell from Charlie Battery, 2nd Infantry Division shares the stories of his life in Korea during the Korean English Speaking Contest at Yongsans Movie Theater Oct 5. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choi Sung-il

U.S. Soldiers share passion for Korean language

By Pfc. Choi Sung-il
YONGSAN GARRISON - U.S. Soldiers who love Korean and Korean students who love English showed off their enthusiastic and talented speaking skills during the final round of the Korean English Speaking Contest at Yongsans Movie Theater Oct. 5. For the 13th Annual Speech Contest seven U.S. Soldiers who went through competitive preliminary rounds in each area boasted their fluent Korean speaking skills. Nearly a dozen Korean students who learned English from U.S. Soldiers competed in the English speaking portion. Republic of Korea Army Support Group Commander Col. Kwon Young-kil gave welcoming remarks before the competition began. I want to express my gratitude and respect to the finalists and those who have prepared for the preliminary rounds by continuously and heartily studying Korean and English, Kwon said. I hope all the participants demonstrate their best Korean and English speaking skills that reflect their hard work and practice. Korean and English Speech Contest carried a deeper meaning beyond the simple annual competition. Each person shared their unique stories about their experience in Korea or their opinions on the Korea and U.S. relationship. Staff Sgt. Justin Carnell from Charlie Battery, 2nd Infantry Division was one of the participants in the Korean Speech Contest. His witty Korean in a dialect he learned from one of Koreas famous comedy shows set the audience roaring with laughter. Im still nervous but I am happy its over, said Carnell. My KATUSAs talked See SPEAKING CONTEST, Page 12

(Above) Judges of Korean English Speaking Contest pay attention and listen to the U.S. Soldiers speaking Korean; (Below) U.S. Soldiers competing in the Korean portion prepare for their turn. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choi Sung-il

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Hanna Kim, 9, the youngest participant speaks English on the stage at the Korean English Speaking Contest at Yongsans Movie Theater Oct. 5. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choi Sung-il


By Pfc. Choi Sung-il
YONGSAN GARRISON - Hannam Villages newest Family Child Care center opened its doors Oct. 3. Family Child Care (FCC) is a homebased option for Military Family members, Department of Defense civilians, and Department of Defense contractors in which Family members work as independent childcare contractors in individual housing units located on a Military installation. The Family Child Care center in Hannam Village located in building H #104 was first started and managed by Sonya Gregg. Shannon Newby recently took over the center and renamed the home Grins, Giggles and Wiggles which she says best describes her as well as the kids. The in-home child care center provides a variety of creative hands-on activities. Newbys philosophy is that children learn better by trying and experiencing themselves instead of FCC providers doing activities for them. Her curriculum includes a lot of arts


News & Notes

CIF Closure The Yongsan Central Issue Facility (CIF) will be closed from October 10-14 due to 100% OCIE inventories and will not be issuing or accepting any OCIE equipment during this period. For more information, call 736-7492/7493.

Newly revamped childcare options at Hannam Village

2ID Spouse Resilience Course 2nd Infantry Division is holding our monthly Spouse Resilience Course at the Yongsan Conference Center 25-28th October, from 0830-1400. Childcare is available with a two week advanced notice prior to the course. All children have to be registered with CYSS. For registration or additional questions please contact Ms. Felder-Jones @ Skytina. or 732-7791.

Shannon Newby, Family Child Care provider (second from left) and four children she takes care of show off their creations at Hannam Villages newly revamped FCC Home Oct. 3. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Choi Sung-il
and crafts, singing, drama and moral education. Grins, Giggles and Wiggles is open Monday through Friday from 5:15 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will also be a Multi-Age group so age range is anywhere from four-weeks to five-years-old. Full-time and hourly care are both available. Currently there are four energetic kids from two to four-years of age and the house has two more spots open according to Newby. What I most like about this is being able to be around kids because I love kids, said Newby. Each child is different, which keeps me going. It also opens the kids up to the social environment, helping them be more outgoing. Opening the child care center has been her dream since she was younger. Newby was seven when her sister had a baby, so ever since then shes been babysitting ... experience which certainly helps her run a daycare. Anyone whod like to work with the kids can contact Child Development Center at 738-3406 to go through the required training. And those whod like their children to take part in Grins, Giggles and Wiggles can call Newby at 010-2596-1286 directly or contact Army Community Services. x

2011 Irregular Warfare Conference Special Operations Command Korea will host the 2011 Irregular Warfare Conference at the Dragon Hill Lodge November 7-9. This years theme, Irregular Warfare during Stability Operations, will include topics such as contemporary irregular warfare and stability operations in practice, irregular warfare and stability operations in Korea, and how irregular warfare impacts stability operations in an unknown environment. The Republic of Koreas Special Warfare Command will also provide an equipment display and martial arts demonstration. For further information about the conference, and to register, go to sockor/events.htm, or contact Maj. Cheree Kochen at Cheree. or Capt. David Kim at David.Kim4@korea.

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Retiree Appreciation Day U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan is holding the annual Retiree Appreciation Day on Saturday November 19 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the R & R Bar and Grill. Free to all retiree ID card holders and their Families. Come out for food, information, health screenings and fun. For more information, call Mark Wade at 730-4133.

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Eating Out
By Sgt. Hong Moo-sun
How often do you eat out? What are the places you most frequently eat? Please share your special memories or experience during the time. Find out what more than 8,400 Yongsan community members are talking about by becoming a USAG Yongsan Facebook Fan at! (Comments are kept in their original form)

The cityscape at night makes for a fine view

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Often! This delicious joint right outside of the kimchee pot gate, across the street and to the right and Oasis.

Seoul Citys night view from the walking bridge ouside of Itaewon makes for a magnificent sight, Sept. 23. Courtesy photo by Josh Bourque See yourself in the Morning Calm when you become a USAG Yongsan Facebook Fan. Just post your travel photos to our page with a quick description covering who, what, when, where and why and well see you in the paper. Your Yongsan PAO team

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Domestic Abuse Prevention Month

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Three Alley Pub for the wings on Tuesday, Wolfhound for the fish n chips, Sultan Kebab for a great lamb kebab, and McDonalds for late night burger and fries.

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YONGSAN GARRISON - To combat domestic abuse, the United States Army has declared October to be Domestic Abuse Prevention Month with the official start of the campaign in Yongsan being the Domestic Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation Ceremony held at the Army Community Services Oct. 6. Domestic abuse, a violent action taken against ones family or significant others, is an issue around the world that destroys Families and lives. For the U.S. Army, it also takes a direct toll on the readiness of the unit, the morale of the Soldiers and Families and the loss of strength in the community and the

battlefield. The observance began with remarks from Addison Elliott, the Victim Advocate Coordinator for ACS, who then introduced Col. William P. Huber, the command See PREVENTION MONTH, Page 12

Townhouse Bulgogi right off the grill taste great for lunch.

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Most frequently? The Katusa Snack Bar near MARFOR-K!

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One of our favorite restaurants is Bonjuk and Bibimbap. We eat there at least once a week. Also, Kimbap Heaven for a cheap dinner.

Jennifer Jenkins, the Family Advocacy intern with ACS (left) and Sese Jackson, a spouse and member of the Yongsan Community, read the story of a silent witness at the Domestic Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation Ceremony on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Oct. 6. The observance kicked off the Domestic Abuse Prevention Month on Yongsan with a signed proclamation against domestic abuse from USAG Yongsan Commander Col. William Huber. - U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding




SAMS flag shows spirit

Seoul American Middle School stands in formation with red, white and blue attire to form the United States Flag on Sims field, Yongsan Oct. 7. SAMS poses for the flag photo as an annual event to show their patriotism and support for the Soldiers here, in the United States and across the world. - U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding

to me and helped me out so all I needed to do was to translate. I get along with them really well and Im glad everybody came today. After the speech of the U.S. Soldiers, Korean students from elementary school all the way up to college revealed the English skills theyve learned from U.S. Soldiers. It is said that true trust and

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friendship can only be strengthened through conversation on the basis of mutual understanding of counter parties, cultures and customs, Kwon said. For this reason Id like this event to be an opportunity for the ROK and U.S. Army to reaffirm their unchanged friendship, enhance the understanding of each other and share all our thoughts together. x
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er of Yongsan Garrison. Huber spoke about the difficulty for victims to come forward and be heard, due to the personal nature of the abuse. In some senses it is disappointing and in other senses it is understandable, said Huber. Domestic violence and abuse is very difficult to talk about. Huber talked about how ACS effort helped stop domestic abuse, including its use of the silent witnesses, silhouettes of victims of abuse with their stories displayed on the front of the cutout. After Huber finished his remarks, Jennifer Jenkins, the Family Advocacy Intern with ACS, read The Letter, a poem about a survivor of domestic abuse. From there Pamela Williams, the ACS Family Advocacy Program Specialist, then read the signed proclama-

tion to the attendees of the observance. The group then took part in a candlelight vigil as Elliott read Remember My Name, a poem about a victim who lost her life to domestic abuse. After the observance, the attendees were offered refreshments and a chance to read the stories of the silent witnesses set around the room, men and women who lost their lives due to domestic abuse. Jenkins, after the ceremony, said that ACS getting the word out was important to stopping domestic abuse. I think that it is bigger than people believe that it is, Jenkins said. It happens. There are people that are afraid to admit it, afraid to report it. I think its a lot bigger, and ACS stepping in saying This is out here, lets get some help is a step in the right direction. x

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Children SOAR with new program

By Brandon Bosworth American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, D.C. Student Online Achievement Resource, or SOAR, is a free online program that helps parents play an active role in their childrens education. SOAR was designed for military families worldwide and for classmates of military family members in schools serving military installations. Currently, SOAR has more than 60,000 users. Kids in military families are always moving to different schools, said Barbara Adams, director, Resources for the Military Impacted Schools Association. Most kids are left on their own to fill in the gaps and catch up. SOAR helps them cope with different curriculum. To help make the transition from one school system to another easier, SOAR maintains assessments aligned to different state standards. For example, a student entering a new school system can go to the SOAR website and take a 30-question assessment based on the schools standards. After completing an assessment, SOAR will then direct the student to special tutorials to help him or her improve specific skills. SOAR also offers tips for parents who want to help their children in their studies. In addition, the SOAR website features ACT and SAT prep courses provided by Princeton Review. While these courses can normally cost several hundred dollars, they are free to SOAR users. To sign up for SOAR, visit at x

Soldier MIA from Korean War identified

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WASHINGTON, D.C. The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing in action from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Cpl. Edward M. Pedregon of El Paso, Texas, will be buried on Oct. 6 in Arlington National Cemetery. A memorial service was held in San Elizario, Texas, on Oct. 1. In late November 1950 Pedregon and the Heavy Mortar Company, of the 31st Regimental Combat Team known as Task Force Faith were overrun by Chinese forces near the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. After several days of heavy attacks, Task Force Faith was forced to withdraw, but was stopped by enemy blockades that overpowered them on Dec. 2, 1950. Pedregon was reported missing in action on Nov. 30, 1950. In 1953, following the exchange of all prisoners of war by both sides of the conflict, no further information was gained to indicate that Pedregon had been held as a prisoner of war, and he was declared dead. In 2004, a joint U.S.-Korean Peoples Army team excavated several sites in the Chosin Reservoir area and recovered the remains of at least nine individuals. The location of the remains corresponds to the positions temporarily held by elements of Task Force Faith in late November 1950. x



Some TRICARE copayments drop

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FALLS CHURCH, VA. Copayments for some medications provided through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery have been reduced to zero. As of Oct. 1, home delivery beneficiaries have been able to fill generic prescriptions at no cost to themselves. These new copays make using TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery more affordable than ever, said Rear Adm. Christine Hunter, TRICARE Management Activity deputy director. Home Delivery offers a great value for patients taking maintenance medications for chronic conditions. The following changes to the TRICARE pharmacy copayments are went into effect Oct. 1: Generic formulary drugs purchased at retail pharmacies will go from $3 to $5. Brand name formulary drugs from retail pharmacies will go from $9 to $12. Non-formulary medications will go from $22 to $25 in both retail and Home Delivery. Brand name formulary drugs purchased through Home Delivery will have the same $9 copayment. Copayments for prescriptions filled through Home Delivery cover a 90-day supply, but only a 30-day supply when purchased at a retail pharmacy. This is the first change to TRICARE pharmacy copays since 2002, Hunter said. Our goal is to keep costs as low as possible. Military, their families and retirees are increasingly using Home Delivery to get their maintenance medications conveniently delivered through U.S. mail saving TRICARE about $30 million in 2010. Use of Home Delivery has grown in 2011 by nearly 10 percent over 2010. More than 1 million prescriptions per month are filled through the service. For more information about TRICARE pharmacy, the new copayment rates and Home Delivery, visit x


TRICARE investigating data breach

Officials: Risk of harm to recipients relatively low
By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, D.C. The TRICARE Management Activity is reviewing its data protection policies and procedures in the wake of a data breach involving personal health information of an estimated 4.9 million military clinic and hospital patients. The breach potentially affects patients who received care or filled pharmacy prescriptions in San Antonio-area military treatment facilities from 1992 through Sept. 7, 2011, TRICARE spokesman Austin Camacho reported. Other beneficiaries who received care elsewhere, but whose laboratory workups were processed in San Antonio military treatment facilities, also could be affected, he said. Science Applications International Corp., a TRICARE contractor, reported the data breach Sept. 14. Backup tapes from an electronic health care record the military health system used to capture patient data since 1992 were lost, Camacho reported. The exact circumstances of the loss are part of TRICAREs investigation, he said. Those results are expected to be published as soon as possible. The tapes may include Social Security numbers, addresses and phone numbers, as well as personal health data such as clinical notes, laboratory tests and prescriptions, he said. No financial data such as credit card or bank account information is included. Despite the information involved, TRICARE officials estimate the risk of harm to patients to be relatively low. Reading the tapes takes special machinery. Moreover, it takes a highly skilled individual to interpret the data on the tapes, Camacho said. Since we do not believe the tapes were taken with malicious in-



By Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. American Forces Press Service

Commitment to MIA Soldiers still strong

The defense secretary talked about the Defense Departments resolve to find missing service members. Over the years, slowly, methodically, we have been making progress in this effort, Panetta said. Six hundred men and women of this department, military and civilian, investigators and scientists, work tirelessly around the world to fully account for the more than 80,000 American service members who remain unaccounted for from last centurys conflicts. Panetta said this painstaking work is being carried out in the field and in laboratories in the United States. Because of these efforts, the remains of 98 missing American service members have been identified in the past year: 25 from the Vietnam War, 36 from the Korean War, 36 from World War II and one from World War I, he said. Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, also spoke in honor of 142,000 Americans who have served our country as prisoners of war and the many thousands who are still missing.

tent, we believe the risk to beneficiaries is low. As TRICARE officials investigate, they plan to notify everyone whose personal information may have been involved in the breach, Camacho said. TRICARE and SAIC are working together to come up with that list of names, but because of the number of people potentially affected and the need to review multiple databases, Camacho said, individual notifications could take four to six weeks. In the meantime, TRICARE officials encourage people who suspect they were affected by this incident to take steps outlined on the Federal Trade Commission website to protect their personal information. They also can monitor their credit and place a free fraud alert on their credit for 90 days using the FTC website. Concerned patients may contact the SAIC Incident Response Call Center Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time. Stateside, patients may call toll-free to 855-366-0140. Overseas, patients can make collect calls to 952-556-8312. x

WASHINGTON, D.C. No country has matched the United States time, resources and commitment to accounting for its missing military members and honoring its prisoners of war, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said in a speech here. During a Pentagon ceremony to honor National Prisoners of War and Missing in Action Recognition Day, the defense secretary talked about the nations commitment to accounting for its missing patriots and honoring prisoners of war. Today, as we honor those who have been in prison and those missing while defending our nation, we also honor their family members, the brave men and women who have kept those memories of their loved ones burning bright and who have never stopped pushing this nation, and its leaders, for the closure that they deserve, Panetta said. We do this because we believe that every life is precious, he continued, and because those who put their lives on the line for their country need to know that we will spare no effort to bring them home.

You have given so much in wearing the cloth of our nation, he said. You who have shown what it means to be an American when the chips are down and one must personally pay for that privilege. You should know that this nation is keenly aware of, and ever thankful, for your sacrifice. Winnefeld addressed families of former POWs and those missing in action. I know I speak for everyone here when I tell you how truly grateful we are for your sacrifices, he said. The uncertainty, concern and fear you have felt -and many still feel for the fate of your loved ones. As former Defense Secretary Gates said, Your presence today proves, once again, that the bonds of love transcend the passage of time, Winnefeld said. Panetta reaffirmed the DODs commitment to the families of those missing and encouraged everyone to support them. It should be all of us, as one family and one nation, he said. Pledge on this day, and every day, that as long as it takes to bring every American home, we will never stop working, we will never stop searching, and we will never stop thinking of those lost warriors. x

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta reaffirms the U.S. commitment to findings MIA Soldiers during a speech at the Pentagon. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

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Area II Worship Schedule
Worship Services


Area I Worship Schedule

Worship Services
Collective Protestant Thursday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Gospel Sunday Sunday Stanley Chapel COGIC Sunday KATUSA Sunday Tuesday Catholic Services/Mass Sunday Sunday 10:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. West Casey Stone Chapel Stanley Chapel West Casey Chapel Warrior Chapel Crusader Chapel Hovey Chapel Memorial Chapel, 12:30 p.m.

Area III Worship Schedule

Worship Services

Area IV Worship Schedule

Worship Services

Liturgical Sunday Traditional Sunday Contemporary Sunday Sunday Sunday Nondenominational Sunday Gospel Sunday Mision Pentecostal Hispana Sunday United Pentecostal Sunday 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

Collective Protestant Sunday Gospel Spanish Church of Christ ChapelNext

11 a.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m.

Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel Freedom Chapel

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.

12:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m.

CRC Warrior Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel Stone Chapel

Seventh-Day Adventist Saturday Episcopal Sunday

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

Camp Walker Camp Carroll

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

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

Latter-day Saints Worship Sunday 4 p.m.

West Casey Chapel

Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact

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




The Rizal Monument memorializing Philippines national hero Dr. Jose Rizal, contains his remains and is guarded by two sentries. Rizal was executed by the Spaniards Dec. 30, 1896 for inciting revolution during their colonization of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Kevin Jackson Jeepneys - often ornately decorated are inexpensive and the main mode of transportation for people across the Philippines. For the uninitiated, they can be challenging because they travel in a dizzying array of destinations, but they are part of the Manila experience. Photo courtesy of Kevin Jackson

Pearl of Orient unlocks history, culture

By Kevin Jackson
MANILA Manila calls. Just a threeand-half hour flight from Seoul, the Pearl of the Orient founded by Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in 1571 offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into history and culture. Its single most popular tourist attraction is Intramurous the walled city constructed by the Spaniards from 1590-1872. Within the walls stretching 2.8 miles and covering 158 acres are Fort Santiago to the north, Manila Cathedral, San Agustin Church, Casa Manila Museum and much more. Depending on how much time you can spare, a tour by kalesa, or horsedrawn carriage, may be the way to go. The two-and-half hour, Englishnarrated tour costs about 1,000 Pesos or $24, but be certain to negotiate your fare before you begin the tour. While many of Intramuros structures appear ancient, the monthlong Battle of Manila in 1945 obliterated the walled city. San Agustin Church the oldest place of worship in the country was the only structure left intact. The church, ironically, contains Legazpis mortal remains. It also houses a museum of artifacts, statues and oil paintings from old Manila. Casa Manila is just across the street. The pet project of former Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos constructed in 1981 was built to resemble a Spanish colonial 1850 house. It offers insight into the lavish lifestyle of the time. And if you still didnt get your WWII fix, you can always take a day tour of Corregidor. The tadpole-shaped island 30 miles and a one-hour ferry ride from Manila played an important role in the invasion and liberation of the Philippines. Visitors can tour the ruins of military facilities, the Pacific War Memorial Museum, the Malinta Tunnel which was dug to house ammunition, food, supplies, a 1,000 bed hospital, and a lot more. No trip to Manila would be complete without visiting the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial. The perfectly manicured cemetery is the solemn resting place for 17,097 servicemembers who never made it home from WWII. Manila has this and so much to offer. See it for yourself. x

A waitress in a Chinatown teahouse across the Pasig River from Intramuros walks through the restaurant offering patrons a variety of dim sum, or Chinese snacks. The restaurants serve a variety of Chinese food with an endless supply of tea. Photo courtesy of Kevin Jackson

San Agustin Church in Intramuros was completed in 1606 and is the oldest church in the Philippines. It is one of four Philippines churches to be designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993. Photo courtesy of Kevin Jackson

Fort Santiago - located at the north end of Intramuros or the walled city in Manila - is the oldest stone fortress in the Philippines. It was built for Spanish onquistdor Miguel Lopez de Legzpi. Dr. Jose Rizal was imprisoned here before his execution. The fort was captured by the Japanese and sustained heavy damage from Allied mortar attacks during the Battle of Manila in February 1945. Photo courtesy of Kevin Jackson

The perfectly manicured Manila American Cemetery and Memorial near Makati City in an area called the fort contains 17,097 headstones and engraved tablets honoring another 36,286 missing in action troops who gave their lives in battle during World War II. The cemetery is one of 24 overseas cemeteries managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission. It is the only one in Asia. Photo courtesy of Kevin Jackson

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Commissary birthday brings big savings

By Sallie Cauthers Defense Commissary Agency
FORT LEE, VA. This month marks the Defense Commissary Agencys 20th birthday. Commissary customers can get in on the fun with plenty of savings, said the agencys sales director. Our industry partners play a very large part in DeCAs 20th anniversary celebration, said Chris Burns, sales director. Theyre offering great pricing and exceptional savings worldwide for this event; and they will also be donating some of the proceeds from commissary sales to well-known charities and nonprofit organizations. Throughout October and November and continuing into the winter, DeCAs industry partners will be hosting many in-store promotions, everything from shopping-spree giveaways to super-discounted turkey coupons. Overseas stores may have substitute events for certain promotional programs. Customers are asked to check out their local commissarys schedule for the following super sales events: Campbell Soup Company and Acosta Military Sales are supporting the Wounded Warriors Project by donating part of their sales proceeds. The J.M. Smucker Company and Overseas Service Corporation created Crisco Cares, sending part of their sales proceeds to a base-supported charity. Buitoni pasta and Nestl will award $5,000 in commissary gift cards. The H.J. Heinz Company will award $15,000 in commissary gift cards. Webco and ConAgra Foods will offer in each commissary $750 in turkey gift certificates as giveaways. General Mills will give away $20,000 in commissary gift cards and distribute more than $2 million dollars worth of coupons for designated products. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, commissary shoppers will see pink ribbon images on specially marked packaging and pink store displays promoting discounted products. October is also National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Customers will find various Skilcraft items offered at greatly reduced prices. This promotion supports Skilcrafts efforts to employ and train more than 42,000 people who are blind or have other severe disabilities. In honor of Veterans Day (Nov. 11), Pfizer, Kimberly Clark, Ocean Spray and Beiersdorf will donate a portion of their sales proceeds from stateside commissaries to the Wounded Warrior Project from Oct. 1 to Nov. 15. Shoppers should check their local stateside commissary for special displays and product discounts. With football season in full swing, Motts and Dr Pepper are offering shoppers a chance to go to the BCS Championship Game at the Superdome in New Orleans, Jan. 9, 2012. The VIP prize includes roundtrip airfare for two, hotel, pre- and postgame parties, VIP tickets to the game, ground transportation and more. Two trip packages will be awarded stateside; and overseas, two Blu-Ray Surround Sound Entertainment Systems, one in Europe and one in the Far East. Football is also the theme of Kraft Foods offer of a military tailgating coupon and recipe booklet for upcoming big-game events. Customers will see military-specific booklets in their local commissary in October. Kraft is also promoting its Huddle to Fight Hunger program whose mission is to help feed those in need. Look for special store displays with coupons and



recipes designed by celebrity chefs Pat and Gina Neely, stars of Down Home with the Neelys on the Food Network Channel. x

With fall comes sales and specials for commissary customers. U.S. Army photo by Hong, Seung-hoi

Chaplain (Capt.) Steven Richardson fills his cart at the Camp Humphreys Commissary. Patrons are enjoying discounted items as the Defense Commissary Agency celebrates its 20th birthday throughout October. U.S. Army photo by Hong, Seung-hoi

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Humphreys Oktoberfest

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Barrel racing (above) was just one of the many activities available for those attending the Oktoberfest celebration Oct. 8 in Independence Park on Camp Humphreys. There was also a Volkswalk, weiner dog race, childrens games and activities, various contests, and plenty of German music, food, and drink. There were also collectors steins, T-shirts, and wine glasses for sale. U.S. Army photo by Mike Mooney Above, a mechanical bull gives youth a chance to test their riding skills during the Oktoberfest celebration Oct. 8 at Independence Park on Camp Humphreys. Left, a childrens area is the site of a giant pugil stick competition. Below left, some of the attendees get fully into the spirit by coming dressed in traditional German clothing. Below, the 2nd Infantry Band gives the festivity an authentic flavor by performing traditional numbers for grateful attendees. U.S. Army photos by Ed Johnson


CFC kickoff


News & Notes

Free Cultural Tour Offered Gyeonggi Province is hosting and sponsoring a free Korean-American Family Cultural Tour, to Icheon City, for 40 U.S. Soldiers, Family members, or civilians, departing from Camp Humphreys. on Oct. 15. The tour includes bus transportation, lunch and the cultural experience fee. If you are interested, please send your information (Name, DOB, Unit, Phone Number and e-mail address) call 754-6130 or e-mail Welfare Grant Request Begins The Camp Humphreys United Club is accepting Welfare Grant Requests until Oct. 15. Applications may be picked up and returned to the Painted Door Thrift Shop, in Building. The Painted Door Thrift Shops hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and the first Saturday of each month. For more information, e-mail michelleazman@ Bicycle Roundup Scheduled The Military Police will conduct a bicycle roundup on Oct. 17. Housing recently placed 10 additional bicycle racks. When not in use, bicycles should always be secured and registered. For more information, call 753-7663. for more info. Town Hall Meeting Set The next Camp Humphreys Community Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Oct. 18, in the Community Activity Center. Picture Day at School Humphreys American School will have Picture Days on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21. Teachers will provide a schedule. Breast Cancer Walk Hosted The Exceptional Family Member Program will team up with the Girls Scouts to host a Breast Cancer Walk, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 21 at Zoeckler Station Track. For more information, call 7536277. No More Private Pet Services The 106th Medical Detachment will no longer provide afterhours emergency veterinary services for privately owned pets. Visit mil/veterinary/index.html or call 753-7038 for more information. Ziplining Trip Planned Outdoor Recreation is running a trip to go Ziplining on Oct. 22. The deadline for sign-up is Oct. 17. For more information, call 753-3013 or 753-3255. BOSS Halloween Trip Set Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers is hosting an Everland Halloween trip on Oct. 22. The cost is $40, which includes entry and transportation. For more information, call 753-8825 or 7538970.

CAMP HUMPHREYS Private First Class Michael Weber (center), assigned to Company A, 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, joined Col. Joseph P. Moore, U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer L. Gray, garrison command sergeant major, to kick off the 2011 Combined Federal Campaign, Oct. 3. CFC is the worlds largest annual workplace charity campaign and it is celebrating 50 years of providing a range of meaningful donation options, giving federal employees opportunities to make a difference in the world. Through last years campaign, Camp Humphreys youth program received more than $6,000. U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover

AFAP conference yields good times, good ideas

By W. Wayne Marlow
CAMP HUMPHREYS Two days of brainstorming resulted in a set of ideas to improve the quality of life here during the Army Family Action Planning conference Oct. 6-7. Attendees were broken into groups focusing on different areas and, in all, 48 AFAP issues were identified. To end the conference, each group put two of their issues on display using vignettes. This usually entailed showing negative results obtained by using the status quo, followed by a cheerier world once the suggested changes had been implemented. This years issues will be looked at further following a Garrison commanders steering committee meeting next month. "You put on a fantastic program, USAG-Humphreys Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer L. Gray told the participants. You are doing great, relevant work for our Army. x

Sgt. Jessica Snead (right), in the role of a personified vending machine, hurls a healthy snack at Tony Price during the Army Family Action Plan conference in the Super Gym on Oct. 7. Looking on is Lesa Craig. U.S. Army photo by W. Wayne Marlow

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Baekje History


Young at Heart
How old is too old to go Trick or Treating?

Question of the Week:

Andreina Hernandez

Beth Jasquot

Youre never too old ;)

Chivon Leggett

I dont think youre ever too old to dress up out of character and get some free candy!

ACS hosts job fair

By Steven Hoover
CAMP HUMPHREYS The Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program, here, hosted a Community Job Fair, Sept. 30, in the Super Gym. Spouses, Family members and just about anyone looking for employment, were invited to participate and speak with about 40 potential employers. This year, more than 300 military spouses, family members and soon to be retired Service members visited the Humphreys Community Job Fair, said Philip Chang, the Employment Readiness Program manager and coordinator of the event. The employers who participated were searching for employees to fill anything from clerical to specialized positions. Besides potential employers, organizations that are in the business of helping people find work, such as Army Career and Alumni Program and the Area III Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, were also in attendance. The job fair was very effective at showcasing all the job opportunities in the area, said Mandy R. Jarrett, a CPAC human relations assistant. It was nice that applicants were able to get all their questions answered straight from the organizations they were interested in. Prior to the job fair, attendees were encouraged to contact Chang for assistance in completing their resume. Looking for an employment opportunity is challenging because of the current world economic situation, Chang said. However, its not impossible to find what you are seeking; its about the timing and your readiness. For more information, contact Chang at 7538321. x

BUYEO Drummers perform during the Baekje History and Cultural Festival, Oct. 9. This year, Chungnam Province invited 40 U.S. Soldiers, Family members and civilians from Camp Humphreys to take part in the event by providing them with free travel, lodging and a comprehensive tour. U.S. Army photo by Edward N. Johnson

Martinez Family
Never too old to go and have fun during Halloween!

Ashley N. Nelson Robles

Theres an age to stop?

Ashley Webber

You are never too old :)

Kumdo correction
In the Sept. 23 As Seen on Facebook photo, the martial arts participants were practicing Kumdo, not Kendo.

Attendees at a job fair hosted by Army Community Service had a chance to gain valuable pointers about how to succeed in the employment search process. U.S. Army photo by Steven Hoover




OCTOBER 14, 2011



Fire Prevention Week activities include the little ones

A Fire Prevention for Kids event was held at Camp George, Oct. 11. Kids from Daegu Elementary School participated in the event. It was their chance to learn about fire safety. Sparky, the mascot for the USAG Daegu fire department was present to help the kids during this event. US Army photo by Pvt. Bang Bong-joo

IMO serves as guardian of information security

By Jeong Hyuk-soo USAG Daegu Public Affairs
DAEGU GARRISON Fondly referred to as the IMO, the unit Information Management Officer is perhaps one of the most familiar names on any organizations team. Even so, it may not always be clear for a few just what it is the IMO staff does for the team. For U.S. Army Garrison Daegu, Alan Klingsieck, chief, Information Management, is the subject matter expert who doesnt mind educating Soldiers and employees on safety and security issues that cover computerrelated systems used in the government workplace. According to Klingsieck, IMO is responsible for anything that has to do with the transferring of information via telephone and computer networks. Safety and security are of grave importance. Everybody, including civilians and military personnel must adhere to the same regulations governing proper use of government telephone and computer systems. Korean student interns are also excluded from this requirement, but they are fully briefed on what they are allowed to do, and are reminded that they should never go over the line, said Klingsieck. Klingsieck explained how the level of security is decided. He said, My office will check the kind of information provided at each website, and then

Alan Klingsieck, Information Management Officer, USAG Daegu, explains about checking and managing computer networking. U.S. Army photo by Lee Seung-bin

decide the appropriate level firewall. This is based on whether access is vital to what the individual is working on. Profound consideration is given to what customers are able to access while working at their computer station. Klingsieck added, Computers are regularly checked to ensure that security patches and firewalls are working well. An individual wanting to better understand guidelines regarding Army and or DOD policy can go to AR25-1. There they will find specific details on what is or isnt allowed on government computers. All of us have seen the access denied message that pops up on a screen when a site has been blocked. So, you will see many websites or email accounts that are not accessible. On the other hand, you will find sites like Facebook, and a few other email accounts cleared for access so that individuals can conduct their official business and or contact a loved one back home. The IMO said that the worst violation among many of our computer users involves using the government email for personal reasons, and allowing unauthorized personnel CAC and computer access. Security is the word that Klingsieck wants to emphasize. No matter where you are or what you are doing security is important. This is true especially when dealing with information inside the Army. Everybody should be more cautious, and should review the basic policies and regulations. We want security to always be a primary thought for our Area IV community of system users. x


News & Notes

CYS Services We will be offering twice monthly (most months) classes designed for families to spend time together learning something new and fun. Activities will be for registered members only-will take place at the School Age Center (Walker bldg # 257) Parents MUST attend and participate. Parents can call Parent Central Services at 764-5298 or stop into sign up prior to class. Must be signed up to attend. All ages are welcome.

Story and photo by Park Min-jin USAG Daegu Public Affairs

Soldiers get a kick out of riding the mechanical bull

DAEGU GARRISON Thats a lot of bull might have been the phrase of the evening as members from the U.S. Army Garrison Daegu community spent their evening enjoying a ride on the mechanical bull at the Hilltop Club, Sept. 30. The event was in support of Country & Western night, a favorite time for those Soldiers and family members who crave a little bit of the old west. Thanks to BOSS and the Hilltop Club, the event gave some diehard cowboys and cowgirls a chance to ride the bucking bull, and take aim at paper cups with their six-shooter, which was fully loaded with Nerf-like pellets. According to BOSS president Sgt. Carita Whaley, the mechanical bull is popular among many Soldiers. The Hilltop Club and BOSS combined their efforts to appeal to the different types of soldiers who enjoy country and western events like bull riding, she said. The occasion is also an opportunity for Soldiers to meet and socialize with other members of the community. Whaley, ensured every aspect of safety was covered while on the mechanical bull, provided riders with some very useful advice. Laying down the ground rules, she shared that the bull ride was



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.

An Area IV Soldier makes riding the mechanical bull look easy. The bull-riding event is a favorite at the Hilltop Club for those cowboys and cowgirls longing for a little bit of home.
available to people of all ages. However, it was off limits to individuals with back injuries or other medical issues. Operators of the mechanical bull were responsible for more than just hitting the switch. Prior to the event, operators had to take part in safety training, as well, said Whaley. Part of the bull riding experience meant that we had to brief the riders on how to mount the bull and how to hold on or how to position their body. The one thing every rider was told was to simply say stop, if the ride became too much for them. Cpl. Billy Hung came out on top as the winner of the mechanical bull riding event. I came here with five of my fellow Marines, and my girlfriend. It was my first time to ride the bull, but I wasnt scared. I injured my finger because I held the rope so tight. Overall, it was a great experience and a great event. x

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.

C a m p He n r y T h e a t e r G r a n d Reopening The opening ceremony (cake, drawings, fun!) will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 15. The first movie Dolphin Tale will start at 3 p.m. The final temp theater showing will be Friday Oct. 14. 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.

New Speed Limit In order to keep the area safe for the students and staff near Daegu High School on Camp Walker, the speed limit on Rhode Island St. will remain at 25 KPH. Please observe the new speed limit, as MP patrols will be out in force observing you - both on Camp Walker and Camp George - as the new school year begins. Lets all keep it in low gear and make their job boring - and keep our children safe. Trunk or Treat What frightening things are hidden in the trunk of your car? Decorate your trunk in ghoulishly good fun for a chance to win prizes. Oct. 29 at the Commissary Parking Lot, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the two best decorated trunks. Deadline to sign up is Wednesday 26 Oct. Register at the Commissary or CAC. Call 764-4431 to register.

USAG Daegu celebrates Organization day 2011

(Top) Soldiers and civilians from throughout the Garrison participate in the climactic game of tug-of-war during USAG Daegu Organization Day activities held on Camp Walker, Oct. 7. The Tug-Of-War was just one of many events enjoyed during the day-long activity. US Army photo by Pvt. Jeong Hyuk-soo (Left) Ssireum, a form of Korean wrestling, was one of the events that tested the strength of its participants during the USAG Daegu Organization Day celebration. US Army photo by Pvt. Bang Bong-joo

OCTOBER 14, 2011



Helping you make it through this year

By Sgt. Jang Bong-seok
USAG Daegu community, as we head into the home stretch of 2011, we want to know: Who is/are the person/persons that you would give a big shout out to for helping you make it through the year?

2011 Andong Maskdance Festival

Michelle Van Vucht Davis

Facebook Fan

Biggest shout out to my husband WESLEY DAVIS, and my kids Tyron, Jaden, Romeon and Havinna! No matter where we are in the world, as a family we can make ANYWHERE a home!

Tanja Michelle Fowler

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My friends & family in the states, the DCA, The Daegu International Womens Association, & The PTO. This is my first time over seas & these wonderful groups of people have gone above & beyond to welcome us.

Halloween isnt the only time to don costumes and masks. This photo depicts just one of many traditional mask and costume displays at Koreas 2011 Andong Maskdance Festival. Held in Geyongsangbuk-do, the event ran Sept 30 through Oct. 9 and highlighted mask/dance performances that speak to Koreas history and rich cultural assets. Courtesy photo by Mary B. 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

Sonja Aultman
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Shout Out to Rustie Milam for making us feel very welcomed here!!! (We miss you!) --Massive Shout Out to the 2-1 ADA family on Camp Carroll--They went over and above the call when our daughter became seriously ill and my husband wasnt here and when she was in the hospital for a good little while. Thank you 2-1 for being there when we really needed someone! We can not thank you enough!!! :-)

Sharon Haynes
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The Command, soldiers and FRG of 501st STB, and without a doubt everyone at Army Community Service for keeping me busy and out of trouble!

Rosie Swanson
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My 10 year old daughter Janelle Swanson for being amazingly helpful with her youngest sister Baby Emma, who was born in April. Without her, I would have been absolutely lost!! Thank you and I love you!!!




35th ADA hosts cultural tour and Good Neighbor event

35th ADA S-5 Soldiers and their family members join the local community in a cultural exchange highlighting traditional Korea dance and music. The event was part of a tour that included a visit to the Korean folk village Oct. 7. US Army photo by 1st Lt. Casey Harrell