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DECEMBER 23, 2011

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DECEMBER 23, 2011

Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea

Volume 10, Issue 12

Inside

The flood and other memories Page 5

AFTB celebrates 17 years of supporting families Page 21

2-1 ADA Soldier takes the cake Page 23

Hills takes runner-up prize


Humphreys choice finishes second in Rising Star contest
By Steven Hoover steve.hoover@us.army.mil CAMP HUMPHREYS Family member Kristine May Hills, representing Camp Humphreys, finished second in the 2011 Operation Rising Star the militarys equivalent of American Idol Dec. 17, in the Fort Sam Houston Theatre, San Antonio, Texas. The overall winner was Melissa Neal, a spouse representing U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, Germany. Kristine, the spouse of Spc. Salomon Hills, previously assigned to 348th Quartermaster Company, 194th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, was the winner of the 2011 Camp Humphreys Rising Star competition, after finishing second in the Humphreys 2010 competition. Kristine, a singer who specializes in Pop, Rhythm and Blues, Hip Hop and Christian music, said that music is important in every aspect of her life. She has been singing since she was seven years old and lists Beyonces Listen as her favorite song. The competition, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was broadcast on the Pentagon Channel and streamed online at www. chael Peterson and Debra Byrd, a vocal coach and arranger for American Idol, both appearing for their fifth season, along with Simone, a Broadway actress and singer who has released two solo albums, were very complimentary of Kristine during each elimination round. During the finals, Tilley went so - Name far as to ask Kristine to please send Title him tickets to her first concert. Military personnel from all branches and family members sang their way into the finals at local competitions, hosted by military installations around the world. The competition was whittled down to a final 12, representing some of the best vocal talent in the Armed Forces. The biographies and performance videos of all contestants were placed online. The winner received an all-expense-paid recording package in Los Angeles, valued at more than $18,000, courtesy of EMI Music owner of Capitol Records, Virgin Records, Blue Note, Manhattan Records and Chordant. Each night, special musical guests like Virgin Records artists Adelitas Way and Capitol/IRS Records artist Foxy Shazam, performed during the show. For more information, visit www.OpRisingStar.com. (Editor's Note: Some of the information for this story was provided by Bill Bradner, U.S. Army Installation Management Command Public Affairs.) x

Kristine May Hills sings I Wanna Dance With Somebody during the 2011 Operation Rising Star finals at the Fort Sam Houston Theatre, San Antonio, Texas. U.S. Army photo by Tim Hipps OpRisingStar.com. Much like American Idol, home audience participation helped decide the winner. After each airing, viewers could vote for their favorite rising star. I have been fortunate enough to judge this competition, and every year it gets better and better, said 12th Sgt. Major of the Army (Ret.) Jack Tilley. With the deployment and stress on the military, I think its important to get family members involved in the contest and showcase their talents. Im always amazed at the quality of the performances we see. The panel was made up of Tilley, who was judging the event for the seventh time, country musics Mi-

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NEWS DeCA, DoD team up for health


By Kevin Robinson Defense Commissary Agency
FORT LEE, VA. This holiday season, the Defense Commissary Agency and the Department of Defense-funded program Military Pathways have partnered to help military families embrace a healthier lifestyle and highlight the important relationship between physical and psychological health. As part of this partnership, 10 large, stateside commissaries are distributing free Military Pathways eco-friendly grocery bags to customers throughout December. The bags display the message, Good for your body, good for your mind, good for your wallet, and promote the use of the commissary as well as Military Pathways online mental health screenings at http://www. MilitaryMentalHealth.org. Military Pathways is a voluntary, anonymous mental health and alcohol education and screening program offered to military personnel and their families in all branches, including the National Guard and Reserve. The commissaries participating in this holiday initiative include: Naval Base San Diego, Calif.; Fort Bragg South, N.C.; Fort Campbell, Ky.; Langley Commissary at Joint Base LangleyEustis, Va.; Little Creek Commissary at Joint Expeditionary Base Little CreekFort Story, Va.; Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.; Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif.; Fort Bliss, Texas; McGuire Commissary at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.; and Fort Jackson, S.C. We cant think of a more natural partnership than this one, said Chris Burns, DeCAs director of sales. Both our missions stress the importance of health: healthy eating, healthy spending and a healthy mind through screening and education. Plus, the same people eligible for a Military Pathways screening are eligible for commissary benefits. The DeCA-Military Pathways initiative stemmed from the concept that, during the holidays, increased excitement, stress and anxiety can cause people to make unhealthy food choices, Burns said. These unhealthy choices can not only affect their waistline, but can have a negative effect on finances, mood and emotional well-being. Tips for staying healthy during the holidays include the following: Use alcohol moderately: Instead of including alcohol on your holiday shopping list, try stocking up on nonalcoholic beer, decaffeinated coffee, tea or juice. Eat right and nurture your body: Fill your commissary bag with fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products,

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USAG-RED CLOUD Commander: Col. Hank Dodge Public Affairs Officer: Kevin Jackson Writer/Editor: Franklin Fisher Staff Writers: Spc. Mardicio Barrot, Pfc. Lee, Jae-gwang USAG-YONGSAN Commander: Col. William P. Huber Public Affairs Officer: Mark Abueg Command Information Officer: Jane Lee Layout Editor: Sgt. Hong Moo-sun Staff Writers: Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, Pfc. Choi Sung-il, Pfc. Han Samuel , USAG-HUMPHREYS Commander: Col. Joseph P. Moore Public Affairs Officer: Ed Johnson Command Information Officer: Steven Hoover Writer/Editor: Wayne Marlow Staff Writer: Pfc. Han Jae-ho USAG-DAEGU Commander: Col. Kathleen A. Gavle Public Affairs Officer: Philip Molter Command Information Officer: Mary Grimes Staff Writers: Pvt. Bang Bong-joo, Sgt. Kim Min-jae Interns: Park Min-jin, Lee Sae-mi,, Lee Seung-bin, Raven Calloway
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meats and natural foods. Try to get at least eight hours of sleep per night and exercise for at least 30 minutes a day. Learn to identify your moods: The holiday blues are a common response to a stressful season. However, if feelings of hopelessness and anxiety persist for longer than two weeks and interfere with your normal, daily routine, seek professional help. Set a holiday budget: Overspending during the season can lead to stress and anxiety. Spend wisely and remember it is the thought that counts. This is not the first time the two organizations have teamed up to promote physical and emotional wellbeing. In May 2008, for Mental Health Month, DeCA distributed Military Pathways grocery bags and refrigerator magnets to more than 200 commissaries worldwide. This awareness campaign reminded thousands in the military community that a healthy diet helps you stay emotionally fit. In addition, it resulted in more than 2,500 people visiting the Military Pathways screening website (www.MilitaryMentalHealth.org) and checking up on their emotional wellbeing. For more information regarding Military Pathways, please call 781-5915228 or email Kfitzgerald@mentalhealthscreening.org. x

DLA: More than just printing


Agency also provides range of service for all document needs
to online document services. We are a catalyst for document automation in DoD by actively functioning as a transformation agent to move the department toward the use of online documents and services. The multitude of DLA Document Services include building of libraries of digital documents allowing for online access, the provision of multifunctional devices (that print from network, copy, fax, and scan) in customer workspaces, and the conversion of paper documents to standard digital formats. Online document services are now the largest part of our business. An example is the Electronic Document Management Service (EDMS) to assist the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Center in electronically capturing, processing, managing and storing millions of documents used in supplying US military units worldwide. DLA Document Services helps manage more than 21 million pages annually of documentation such as invoices, packing lists and bills of lading that identify receipt, transportation, and inventory transactions from its 26 distribution sites worldwide. DLA Document Services capabilities include: DLA Document Services Online (DSO) a web based eCommerce access to allow the customers to shop and order online from their desktop. Our new and improved fast, accessible, and easy online service at https://www.DSO.DocumentServices. dla.mil. Electronic Document Management (EDM) a service to build complex digital libraries of documents with online access. A digital library can enhance a customers business by providing discipline and workflow functionality for its daily processes. Distribute and Print Services distribution of standard digital document files to any of the DLA Document Services 175 worldwide production facilities. Equipment Management Solutions (EMS) with over than 44,000 units in place today, DLA Document Services is one of the governments largest providers of best output and scanning equipment directly into customer workspaces. Document conversion services with nearly half a billion pages converted in the past years, DLA Document Services is the leader in the federal government. Document assessments office copiers, printer, faxes and scanners are low cost items and often are perceived as a cost driver. DLA Document Services conducts objectives analysis which provides an inventory of these items in the customer workspace determines the current cost and makes solid recommendations to save dollars. As a service business, DLA document Services knows the value of customer relationship management in living by the mottos, We exist for the convenience of the customer and Can do right now. DLA realizes customer service and responsiveness are the crucial elements to being the DoDs best value provider. Further information about DLA Document Service can be found on its web site at http://www.documentservices.dla.mil. x

By Nanette Tamura Defense Logistics Agency


YONGSAN Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Document Services, formerly called Defense Automation and Production Services (DAPS), has been serving the Department of Defense for over 62 years. Our offices in Korea are located at Camp Casey (Building S2317, 7304739); Camp Walker (Building 313, 764-5158); Osan Air Base (Building 806, 784-5518) and Yongsan Garrison (Building 1190, 724-3022). DLA Document Services is so much more than just DoDs printer. It has a major role in serving as the document solution provider for the Department of Defense. Aligned with the Agencys Information Operations J6 directorate, DLA Document Services provide high speed, high volume printing and duplication of hard copy documents. In keeping with its DLA J6 heritage, the man focus of its mission is to move DoD toward the use of digital documents and document automation. DLA Document Services provides a full portfolio of best value document services ranging from traditional offset printing, through on-demand output,

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DECEMBER 23, 2011

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Police Blotter
The following entries were excerpted from the police blotters the previous week. These entries may be incomplete and do not imply guilt or innocence. Area I Larceny of Private Property. Subject(s), by unknown means, removed the victims laptop which was unsecured and unattended. There were no signs of forced entry. Cost of loss is unknown. This is a final report. Area II Underage drinking; curfew violation. Subjects one and two were identified through their active duty ID cards as being in violation of the USFK curfew at an off-post establishment. Investigation revealed subject one was under the legal age to consume alcohol. Both parties were searched, apprehended and transported to the Provost Marshal Office. Subject one was transported to Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital, where he was administered a blood alcohol test, with results pending. He was advised of his legal rights, which he waived and verbally admitted to the offense. Subject two was advised of his legal rights, which he invoked. They were processed and released to their units. This is a final report. Area III Larceny of private property. Subject(s) removed the victims bicycle, which was left unsecured and unattended. Unknown person(s) then fled the scene. The victim rendered a written sworn statement attesting to the incident. Cost of loss is unknown. This is a final report. Area IV Traffic accident without injuries; damage to government property; damage to private property; opening door to the flow of traffic. The subject, while operating a government vehicle, stopped on a roadway on Camp Carroll and opened the left front door of the vehicle. The victim, operating a privately owned vehicle, struck the subjects vehicle. Damage to the subjects vehicle consisted of dents, scratches, and a detached left front door. Damage to the victims vehicle consisted of scratches to the right front bumper. Both parties reported using their seatbelts. Cost of damage is unknown. Area V Curfew violation. Subjects one and two were observed violating the USFK curfew policy at the Main Gate of Osan Air Base. Their unit was contacted and responded to accept custody of the subjects. This is a final report.

Maeju: A sensory delight


This is a display of what Koreans call Maeju, blocks of ground beans and other spices usually hung up over a period for a fermentation process. The end result is called Daenjang, a tasty bean paste with a distinctive scent, used in a wide variety of Korean dishes. Perhaps one of the most popular dishes made from Maeju is called Daengjang Chigae, a hot soup usually served with kimchi or tofu. The fermented beans make for a healthy and low-fat dish that is just as satisfying as it is nutritious. These days people usually buy Daenjang from stores, but in some rural areas, people still make it through the formal traditional process. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Park Kab-rock

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Offpost events and activities


Jjimjilbang No trip to Seoul would be complete without a trip to one of its hundreds of public bathhouses and jjimjilbangKorean-style saunas. Self-contained worlds of steam, running water and heat that can swallow up the visitor for days and nights at a time, jjimjilbangs play an important role in Korean culture. Seoul lets you in on the Korean arts of abrasive ablution and selfsteaming. Koreas love affair with bathing goes back many centuries. Silla, one of the three kingdoms that occupied the Korean Peninsula for much of the first millennium A.D., developed a culture of bathing for purposes of ritual purification. Bathing remained important through the subsequent Goryeo (9181392) and Joseon (1392-1910) eras, when those that could afford it took baths in infusions of ginseng, iris, peach flowers or leaves, or even garlic, in order to make their skin whiter. Today, jjimjilbangs remain favorite places to relax and socialize for Korean friends and families. Korea Tourism Organization has a list of 50 major hot springs, bath houses, spas and jjimjilbangs in the country, where most top Seoul spas and jjimjilbang can be found: http://tinyurl. com/jjimjilbang. Personal recommendations from Seoul staff and contributors tend to include Yongsans Dragon Hill Spa (02792-0001) and Silloam FirePot Sauna (02-364-3945;www.silloamsauna.com) Tips - Drink plenty of water while at a jjimjilbang you will be losing a lot by sweating. - Bring something good to read. This is handy for when everyone else falls asleep. - Spend the night. The other big advantage of jjimjilbangs is that most are open for 24 hours, allowing a nights sleep in the lounge or sleeping room. COEX The COEX building serves as the World Trade Center Seoul that includes a convention center, an exhibition hall, and a mall for shopping. It is a place for international conferences and cultural events. It constitutes 12 exhibition halls, and a convention hall that has a capacity of 7,000 people and 61 conference rooms as a convention center. It has successfully held the third ASEM, the Noble Peace Prize, OECD international workshop, and other international conferences. It has more than 200 exhibitions and over 2,000 international conferences and events annually. COEX mall constitutes many other leisure places such as Aquarium, Megabox Movie Theater, Kimchi field museum, event court, and food court. The Aquarium has 40,000 fish of 600 species and dozens of large sharks. Website /www.coexmall.com/ eng/index.asp (English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese). Address Samseong 1-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea Exhibition Center.

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Thanks for a great year


By Col. Kathleen Gavle Daegu Garrison Commander
DAEGU I was wondering how to start off the column this week and realized that this would publish on Christmas Eve Eve December 23. So, as it turns out, its pretty easy: Merry Christmas! From Brad and me, we extend our warmest seasons greetings to the entire magnificent U.S. Army Garrison Daegu, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command team and everyone else who makes up the enduring Southeast Hub of Soldiers, civilians, retirees, contractors, family members and Korean workforce. I hope you all get a chance to relax and reflect on the exciting year we are just finishing. Spend time with family and friends, maybe open a present or two, drink a glass of eggnog, and enjoy the holidays whether you travel home or stay right here in our Daegu home away from home. I do urge you, especially if you are attending any of the many celebrations that spring up this time of year, to think first, plan ahead, and dont put yourself into a situation where you, a family member, friend or battle buddy could end up behind the wheel of a car after drinking. The risks are just too great and devastating. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety administration, 32 percent of all fatal crashes involved alcohol-impaired driving. Even one is one too many. There are just too many alternatives and its too easy to avoid. Please take a taxi, walk, use a designated driver, collect keys at the door, stop

Col. Kathleen Gavle


your friends and battle buddies and take THEIR keys. Here in Daegu, ALL the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities where alcohol is served have a designated driver policy. Identify the designated driver in the group and that person will enjoy free sodas for the night for keeping the rest of the group safe. This has been a great year, and we all deserve this chance to step back and celebrate. With the recent events in the north, next year promises to be just as eventful and demand our constant preparedness. Take this time to also recharge we need everyone to return safely from the holidays and ready to attack the challenges and enjoy the successes we will face together in our community of excellence. Make a Difference! x

USAG RED CLOUD Flood recovery to run into summer


DECEMBER 23, 2011 By Franklin Fisher franklin.s.fisher2.civ@mail.mil
CAMP RED CLOUD The ongoing effort to repair the millions of dollars in damage this summers floods wrought at the Casey enclave in Dongducheon is now in its final stages and should be complete by next summer, Area I officials said. Floods that deluged Area I in late July triggered landslides, tore away roads, washed away landscapes, surged into barracks, offices and storage areas, disrupted training areas, cluttered drainage systems and left an outdoor swimming pool bogged in four feet of mud. The flooding did an estimated $18 million in damage to the enclaves three installations Camp Casey, Camp Mobile and Camp Hovey said Yun Heo, director of public works for the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I. And because damage to warehousing and other facilities at Camp Mobile was especially extensive, officials are in the process of relocating nearly all of those facilities to Camp Casey and Camp Castle North, an installation also in the Dongducheon area, Heo said. Most or all of those relocations out of Camp Mobile are to be finished by the end of next spring, Heo said. Thereafter, the only functions that will continue at Camp Mobile will be those of a runway and its related activities. The rest of the post will be padlocked. In another flood-recovery development, Heo said officials were able to salvage the flood-damaged Camp Casey Theater after a significant clean-up effort. It reopened Dec. 9. For many weeks after the flood officials had held out only scant hope that the theater could be used again. Theyd worried that mold and mildew resulting from the flood had made it a health hazard. The garrison had pursued the overall recovery effort in two broad phases. In the first phase, begun hours after the flooding, the garrison pulled together a cleanup force of about 250 people and nearly two dozen pieces of equipment that included bulldozers, dump trucks, excavators and other vehicles. The crews were drawn not only from the garrisons Directorate of Public Works but those of garrisons at Yongsan, Camp Humphreys and Daegu, more than 100 Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division and about as many members of the Korean Service Corps. That effort focused on such priority tasks as restoring electric power and water, as well as making any repairs immediately necessary to keep installations secure. Work then turned to repairs to property deemed important to security or combat readiness, and to getting drainage systems and road networks back to proper condition. Torn fencing was repaired. Mud was taken out by hand from more than 50 structures including barracks, warehouses, administrative and training facilities. Drainage systems were cleared of mud and debris. At Camp Caseys Hanson Field House, mud had filled the main outdoor swimming pool and a nearby, newly constructed childrens splish and splash pool. But workers moved to bring both back into service right away and handcleaned the pools and their related mechanical and drainage systems. That gave the community an extra month of swimming, Heo said. We thought that was very

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At Camp Casey in late July, crews work to clean up just after severe floods did an estimated $18 million in damage at Camps Casey, Mobile and Hovey. Much of the recovery effort is finished but some projects will be under way until next summer. U.S. Army photo by Col. Hank Dodge.
critical because psychologically the community needs to go back to normalcy, he said. And the community was able to use it for at least a month before the summer was over. Since then, all recovery projects that the garrison was able to carry out with its own personnel and equipment have been completed, Heo said. But 19 other projects, all larger-scale and beyond the garrisons capabilities, have been hired out to contractors. All are expected to be finished by next summer, he said. Some involve the relocation of facilities out of Camp Mobile. Still other cleanup projects have not begun because funding has thus far not become available. x

Garrison delivers new facilities, services for Warrior Country families


Editors Note: This article is part of a look back at Area Is top stories in 2011. It was first published April 15.

By Cpl. Jin Choi USAG Red Cloud Public Affairs


CAMP CASEY Amenities in this once family-member restricted duty station took a quantum leap forward April 8 when U.S. Army Garrison Casey opened several new Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities during an open house here. The opening of Army Community Service in its new location, and new Child Development Center and School Age Services/Youth Center facilities have helped meet the needs of families in Warrior Country. Since then 850 new families have arrived as command-sponsored in Area I. These facilities are all located within one block of Casey Elementary School the first-ever Department of Defense Education Activity school north of Seoul. It opened for kindergarten through 8th grade students in August 2010 and the second wing will open this August.

Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, U.S. Army Garrison Casey commander, was joined for the ribbon cutting by Brig. Gen. Charles L. Taylor, assistant division commander (maneuver), 2nd Infantry Division, and directors of the new facilities, who all lent a hand to officially open them to families. We have been working on these projects almost two years, Fromm said about the DFMWR facilities in his remarks. You have sacrificed so much. This...brings our families here the quality that they deserve in this new community on the peninsula. Leaders from Camp Casey went on a tour of the new facilities with Soldiers and their families. While visiting the Child Development Center, Spec. Kirstyn Warren from Company A, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion here, told Taylor and Fromm the she and her husband had been paying up to $1,800 a month for child care offpost. I am so thankful to be able to use the CDC, she said. We were not expecting one here, which made things much more difficult. As dual working parents they get priority at the CDC and their childcare expense based on their combined

Lt. Col. Richard Fromm, then-U.S. Army Garrison Casey commander, speaks before cutting the ribbon April 8 to officially open the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreations Army Community Service, Child Development Center, School Age Services/Youth Center and Auto Skills Center at Camp Casey. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Jin Choi
incomes has been reduced to $360 a month. Dual working parents like the Warrens and single parents are priority one for care. DFMWR also opened its new Auto Skills Center as part of the festivities. Patrons of the facility can work on their automobiles and can also have the required safety inspection completed there. It is the only inspection station in Warrior Country. One week earlier, USAG Red Cloud also opened new Child, Youth and School Services and Community Activity Center/Youth Center facilities at Camp Red Cloud. x

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News & Notes


Road/Driving Conditions Did you know that high volume traffic experienced during Korean holidays such as Chuseok and Lunar New Year can result in RED road conditions? Traffic on Korean highways becomes extremely heavy and congested during these holidays putting military and civilian drivers at risk. During these periods the only authorized movement of military vehicles is for mail, law enforcement and medical emergencies. All drivers should be vigilant and public transportation is recommended for personal travel. Free Family Movie Night The Exchange and USO are holding free family movie night at the Camp Red Cloud Theater Dec. 23. The first run, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked starts 6:30 p.m. Therell be free popcorn and a gift card drawing before the show. Moviegoers are encouraged to be there by 6 p.m. for the drawing. Early Bank Closure All Community Banks in Area I will close at 1 p.m., Dec. 24. Commissary Hours Commissaries in Area I will be open Christmas Eve during the following hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Camp Red Cloud, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Camp Stanley and 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Camp Casey. Also, the Camp Red Cloud Commissary will be open Dec. 28 in lieu of Dec. 25. Club Closed The Gateway Club at Camp Casey will be closed Dec. 25 and re-open Dec. 26 at 5 p.m. For more information, call 730-3400. Customer Appreciation Night The Camp Red Cloud Bowling Center will hold its customer appreciation night from 6:30 - 7 p.m., Dec. 29. Stray Animals If stray animals are seen in a trap or roaming an Area I installation, report it immediately to the Directorate of Public Works so it can be caught and/or removed. Call 730-3729 on Camp Casey or 732-6714 on Red Cloud or Stanley. Ration Control Office Hours Area I Ration Control Office hours have temporarily changed. as of Dec. 14. At Maude Hall, bldg. 2440, Camp Casey they are 12:30 4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8 a.m. 4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. At bldg. 611, Camp Red Cloud they are 8 11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Camp Red Cloud office is closed Tuesday and Thursday. The change will be in effect until further notice. For more information, call 730-3346 or 732-6762.

Artists rendering of Maude Hall after a renovation scheduled to start soon and be finished by the spring. The building serves as the processing point for Soldiers and families moving in and out of Area I assignments. Housing, Pass/ID and ration control are among the many key services located there. Graphic courtesy of USAG Red Cloud Directorate of Public Works

Maude Hall to get major overhaul


$2.6 million project will upgrade key Casey customer service point
Editors Note: This article is part of a look back at Area Is top stories in 2011. It was first published Nov. 11. U.S. Army Garrison Red Clouds Department of Public Works. We will also renovate the exterior in terms of landscaping to have a more attractive appearance as folks walk toward the building. By the time workers finish overhauling building 2440 it will boast all-new roofing, doors, floors, stairs, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, ventilation systems, and electrical systems, new lighting, new sprinkling and public address systems, and new phone and cable systems. Workers will build a new entrance canopy, something Maude Hall hasnt had before, McLean said. And theyll put in new lobby chairs and other furniture, and state-of-theart TVs. Plans for outside the building call for new sidewalks, trees, and signs. Maude Hall plays an important role in Area I because it centralizes inprocessing for soldiers, civilians and family members Area I-wide, Finley said. In it are such offices as Pass/ID,

By Franklin Fisher franklin.s.fisher@us.army.mil


CAMP RED CLOUD Maude Hall, the building at Camp Casey through which Soldiers and family members process in and out of Area I assignments, is slated for major renovation. The $2.6 million project is scheduled to start next month and finish next May, with Maude Hall being again open for business by June. Renovations are going to bring a new facelift and combine better services in a newly-renovated, stateof-the art facility, said Lt. Col. Steven Finley, commander, U.S. Army Garrison Casey. Were going to be replacing all major systems in that building, said Dewey McLean, project manager with the engineering division with

Ration Control, Housing, Legal, and Tax Assistance. Its one-stop organization, said Finley. Soldiers, families and civilians in-process, out-process, he said. It provides them the opportunity to do everything at one location. Work will go forward in two stages, with the second floor being overhauled first, officials said. Offices on the second floor will be relocated by early December to other buildings, said Jose Garcia, master planner at the USAG Red Cloud Department of Public Works. For some, the move out of Maude Hall will be permanent, while others will return to the building after about three months, he said. Then, probably in late March, said Garcia, offices on the first floor will move out, some permanently. Others will return after about three months. Maude Hall was built in 2001. This is its first renovation. It was named for Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude who was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. x

ACS earns accreditation with commendation


Warrior Country Army Community Service Center achieves historic milestone
Editors Note: This article is part of a look back at Area Is top stories in 2011. It was first published June 10. look at the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Area I Army Community Service Center. The inspection ensures the garrison is adhering to Department of the Army, Defense Department and federal requirements, and accredits the ACS for three years. ACS was exempt from some of the more than 200 standards in the past because it had few commandsponsored families. That changed December 2008 when U.S. Forces Korea announced that commandsponsored positions would increase across the peninsula. The FMWRC team delved deeply into ACS management, the Family Advocacy Program and other ACS services. We have now proven that we can accomplish what our bigger centers and more established centers can also, Hough said. x

By Kevin Jackson kevin.b.jackson1@us.army.mil


CAMP CASEY Area I Army Community Service recently achieved a milestone when it received full accreditation with commendation as a command-sponsored area for its wellness and readiness programs and services from the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command. At the time they told us we had passed accreditation, we said wonderful, said Linda Hough, Area I Army Community Service director. The inspection team visited Warrior Country May 9-12 for a top-to-bottom

Mark Hagelin, information and referral program coordinator at the Camp Casey Army Community Service Center, assists a displaced family member during the family assistance center exercise May 3. U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson

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kindergarten through eighth grade as well as Sure Start and PSCD, a program for preschool children with disabilities. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the school grounds to celebrate the fourth buildings completion, principal Shelly Kennedy said the opening of the new wing sets the stage for the school to press ahead with its mission of educating Area I students. On behalf of our staff and faculty, we thank each of you for sharing this historical event with us as we celebrate the completion of the only DODDS school in Area I, Kennedy said. Enrollment as of the day of the ceremony stood at 435, with more arriving daily at the school, which encourages students to enter to learn, and leave to lead, Kennedy told the audience. U.S. Forces Korea commander Gen. James D. Thurman hailed the existence of the school in Area I and the opening of the new building. This school is an important facility for our Soldiers and families in Area I, Thurman said, one that will provide the children of our servicemembers in Area I with the quality of education they deserve. Thurman said his two daughters had attended Defense Department schools. So we know the importance of what the teachers do every day in bringing the education that is required for our children to succeed in life, he said. Dr. Irby Miller, Korea District superintendent with the Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific, said the school was embarking on an outstanding year educating young minds and praised Kennedy as this extraordinary, dynamic, stupendous, superb principal. Eighth-grader Dana Newland played the bass drum at the ceremony during a performance by the schools advanced band. She said having their own school was a benefit to Area I families. Its hard to go to, like, other schools, cause they dont have that many schools in Area I, she said. x

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Casey school set for growing student body


Editors Note: This article is part of a look back at Area Is top stories in 2011. It was first published Sept. 23.

By Franklin Fisher franklin.s.fisher@us.army.mil


CAMP CASEY Completion of a new wing at the only Defense Department school in Area I marks a pivotal turn in the schools long-term ability to educate students, officials said at a Sept. 8 ceremony here. Workers at the Casey Elementary School recently finished renovation of a four-story building that has enabled the school to double enrollment and add teachers and staff. That brings to four the number of buildings in which classes are held. Each building was renovated from former uses. The Department of Defense Education Activity opened the school last year in response to a growing number of military families with children arriving for duty in Area I. The school provides classes for

Students at the Camp Casey Elementary School when it opened for its first school year Aug. 30, 2010. Since then, the school has opened a new wing. U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson

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Area I pools, gym slated to undergo stem-to-stern upgrades


needed 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. x

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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 much-

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders take the stage during Warrior Country visit

The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Show visited various Area I installations Dec. 19 on the last stop of a Korea-wide holiday season tour. Their one-hour performance at Camp Caseys Carey Fitness Center (above), drew an audience of more than 300 Soldiers and family members. There were also shorter stops for signing autographs and posing for photos with servicemembers at the Camp Stanley Community Activity Center, Camp Hoveys Triangle club, at Camp Bonifas, and at Camp Red Clouds Mitchells Club and Kilbourne Dining Facility. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mardicio Barrot

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Americas Sweethearts dazzle Yongsan


By Staff Sgt. Cody Harding cody.harding@korea.army.mil
YONGSAN GARRISON - The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Americas Sweethearts, put on a full day of entertainment for the Soldiers and Families of Yongsan Garrison as part of their worldwide USO tour Dec. 18. The cheerleaders, who were on their 31st such event in the Republic of Korea, started their day with a visit to the K-16 Airfield, where they entertained and spent time with the Aviation units on the post. There, they shared lunch with the Soldiers, took time out for autographs and photos, and even held a small performance on the base. Their next stop took them to Collier Community Fitness Center, where they hosted a cheerleading clinic, an open house teaching event for the youth of Yongsan. They stopped to talk with the young girls who came to learn from the athletes, as well as take pictures and sign autographs for them. Eric Yim, FMWR coordinator for Area II, said that putting together the show was a concerted effort by the USO, FMWR, Armed Forces Entertainment and volunteers from the Community. This was his fourth year helping host the event. It makes me feel good because our Community members are having a great time out here with the Soldiers during the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

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The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders end their stage show with a Stars and Stripes tribute to the Soldiers and Family members of Yongsan Garrison during their 31st USO tour for the troops at Collier Community Fitness Center Dec. 18. The cheerleaders, also called Americas Sweethearts, take a trip each year to thank the members of the U.S. Armed Forces for their service to the country. - U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding
show, Yim said. At the end of the day, Americas Sweethearts ended their visit with a large show, complete with songs, dances and even presents for lucky Cowboys fans in the audience. After their performance, Col. William Huber, the Yongsan Garrison commander, presented each cheerleader with his coin as a show of appreciation. Working on the event left John OConnor, a recreation specialist with the Moyer Communities Activity Center, with a sense of accomplishment for being part of the team that put the show together for Yongsan. Mainly gratification that were able to put on something for the Community, OConnor said. Especially since it is tough being overseas and away from their natural Communities back home. x

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Soldiers and Families cheer for Samsung Thunders


By Pfc. Han Samuel samuel.han2.fm@mail.mil
YONGSAN GARRISON - What do pizza, hugs, and a Samsung Thunders basketball game have in common? For Sgt. Kristofer Safranek of 602nd Bravo Company in Camp Humphreys, they were precious memories that the United Services Organization provided as a way for him to feel at least partially at home during his Military service overseas. Safranek recounted how back when he was deployed to Iraq in 2008, USO had prepared pizza, hugs, and other comforting gifts to show their support to Servicemembers such as himself before, during, and after deployment. These little things meant a lot to him, he said. He also mentioned that the USO was doing a fabulous job supporting troops serving all around the world including Korea. When asked to describe USO, this is how he replied. I can go on forever about the USO. They completely support all the Soldiers in so many different ways, and I cant thank them enough for all that

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U.S. Soldiers and Families joined Samsung Thunders fans to cheer for players during the game against the LG Sakers held at the Samsung homecourt in Jamsil Stadium, Dec. 15.- U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Han Samuel

they do, he said. This year, USO worked hand in hand with Samsung to support the U.S. Army community. They did this by inviting Community members from U.S. garrisons to come support the Samsung Thunders during a home court game against the LG Sakers, Dec. 15. U.S. Soldiers came all the way from the States to sacrifice and devote their time and energy to Military service here in South Korea, said a Samsung Thunders representative. We appreciate that, and as an expression of our appreciation, we wanted to invite them to watch a basketball game, which is a popular sport in the U.S. Although the Samsung Thunders lost, this didnt seem to take away from the fun or spirit that the crowd of cheering supporters had as they rooted for their team all throughout the game. I am enjoying the amazing spirit that these people have, Safranek expressed. Even with their team losing, Koreans seem to cheer their team on so well and joining them in supporting the Thunders its a great experience. As the evening progressed, U.S. Soldiers and Families blended right in, joining in the chants and cheers that the Samsung Thunders fans shouted as they watched the game. In terms of numbers, there was a large turnout See BASKETBALL, Page 12

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News & Notes


New Stop Sign exit lane Gate 1 Planning on driving out Gate 1 (Dragon Hill Lodge)? Remember to STOP at the pedestrian crosswalk. You asked, we answered. DPW installed a new stop sign at the crosswalk as you exit 8th Army Drive for Gate 1. This was brought up as a quality of life issue at the AFAP Conference. Remember to obey all traffic speeds and watch out for pedestrians. Tobacco Cessation Support All Area II smokers: need help quitting? Just show up to the Area II Tobacco Cessation Support meetings in building 5447 conference room (Occupational Health Office by the Yongsan Commissary) every Wednesday from 10 a.m. - noon. All USFK employees and their Families are welcome. For more information, call 736-6693/ 6355. Learn more about your health at: http:// www.korea.amedd.army.mil/ healthpromotion/index.html. DFMWR Moyer Recreation Center Room closure DFMWR Moyer Recreation Center Room, located within the Community Activity Center, Yongsan, Main Post will be closed Dec 25 and Jan 1. Bus patrons please wait for transportation at the AAFES Town House Food Court Area on those two days. We wish all of you a very Merry Holiday Season and a Joyful New Year. For more information, call 723-3346. U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Retiree Council Yongsan Retiree Council meets on the second Thursday of each month from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the Command Conference Room of the USAG Yongsan Headquarters building #4305. Open to all retirees, retiree spouse, and retiree widows. Christmas Day Eucharist The Rt. Rev. James B. Magness, Bishop Suffragen for the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries will preside over a special Christmas Day Eucharist service on Sunday, Dec 25 at 11 a.m. at the Brian Allgood Memorial Hospital Chapel. All Episcopalians and Lutherans in communion with the Anglican Church, as well as all persons of faith are invited to attend. A family-style luncheon in honor of Bishop Magness will follow the service at the Hartell House on South Post. If you would like to attend, please call Robert Mounts, 010-2640-7632, no later than noon, Friday, Dec 23.

USAG YONGSAN A brave SAMS student fights fire


By Cpl. Choi Sung-il sungil.choi.fm@mail.mil
YONGSAN GARRISON - When I was putting out the fire, I was only thinking about the people inside the apartment and my sister. I didnt want anyone to get hurt while this was happening, said Aaron Yves Reyes-LaShier, an 8th grader at Seoul American Middle School when Community members recognized his brave deed Dec. 13. Aaron Yves Reyes-LaShier was doing some household chores as usual to lighten the load on his working mom. He put clothes inside the laundry and ran the washer. Not much later, he started to smell smoke while talking to his mom on the phone. That is when he discovered a fire in the laundry room. Smoke quickly filled the off-post apartment. The boy saw a transformer on the shelf above the washing machine had caught fire. All of a sudden he realized that he lives on the top floor of a high-rise apartment building and all of his neighbors came to mind. The boy was shocked but realized that if he didnt put out this fire, a lot of people could get hurt. The intelligent and quick-witted young man picked up the burning transformer with pot holders his mom uses to handle hot food and ripped out the transformer from the outlet. It was already melted and everything and it just came off. I carried it over to the sink after it was cleared away and I kept running cold water all

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Aaron Yves Reyes-LaShier, an 8th grader at Seoul American Middle School is recognized with a garrison commander coin and certificate for bravely putting out a fire alone during a ceremony at SAMS Dec. 13. - U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Choi Sung-il
over it, said Yves Reyes-LaShier. Meanwhile his younger sister helped his brother ventilate the apartment. They opened up the door and windows and started running several fans to air out the smoke. In order to recognize the courageous decision and his quick thinking the 8th grader made for his Family and Community, USAG Yongsan presented him a certificate and a coin signed by Commander Col. William Huber. When I first did it, it seemed like it was no big deal just putting out a small fire. Now I recognize the big momentous effect that it had on everyone around me, Yves Reyes-LaShier said. Aarons mom, Jocelynn ReyesLaShier also described how proud she is of what her son has become. Its indescribable what my feelings are as a single parent being the mom and dad at the same time. Im very proud of what he has accomplished and he deserves a lot of credit. Im so happy and I wouldnt trade these kids for the world.x

HHC USAG Yongsan remembers Cheonan

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On Dec. 14, Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S Army Garrison Yongsan were able to visit and remember the South Korean Navy Ship Cheonan, which sank on March 26, 2010, after being hit by a torpedo speculated to have been fired by North Korean forces. Approximately 50 US and ROK soldiers visited the ship, boarding its 88-meterlong deck and seeing firsthand the remains of the wreck. Pfc. Shim Sung Ho, HHC USAG Yongsan mentioned, I always knew about the incident, but it never struck me how destructive modern day weapons were until I saw what remained of the ship. The visit was a meaningful way to honor and remember the comrades who had sacrificed their lives for the country. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Lim Kyeong-eun

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Thanks Uso. You made my little one so happy. The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders were great and we loved the workshop. Merry Christmas everyone Dec. 18. Courtesy photo by Diana Adcox

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Christmas Movie
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Children bring Christmas Cheer to ACAP


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YONGSAN GARRISON - The Army Career and Alumni Program, an office focused on helping the Soldier and the Community transition from Military service to the private sector, welcomed children from Seoul American Elementary School for a Holiday Open House inside their offices Dec. 15. ACAP, established in 1991 to help Soldiers transition out of the Military, set up a Christmas Tree and decorated the office with artwork donated by Ms. Gonzales class of 17 students. When the children arrived in the cold morning, sweets and presents were waiting for them, provided by the ACAP staff and their Families. The children were then given craft projects to help decorate the ACAP Christmas Tree, turning brown paper and pipe cleaners into reindeer noses and making Santa ornaments to hang on the tree. After the projects the children were allowed to open up their

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presents before the cake, made by the Dragon Hill Lodge and paid for by ACAP, was served. Outside of the open houses, ACAP serves the community by being a vital part of the transition into civilian life. Necessities like resume building lessons are offered in addition to courses on how to interview for jobs. The service is open to Soldiers and their Families. Richard Briggs, the Operational Manager for ACAP, said that open houses help spread the word See ACAP, Page 12

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Children from Seoul American Elementary School sing caroles and open their presents, which included snacks, pencils and stickers, during the ACAP Holiday Open House Dec. 15. The Holiday Open House was both a fun activity for the children and a means for ACAP to publicize its services to the Community. - U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding

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Mustard Seed Carolers at DHL


Students from Mustard Seed Preschool at Yongsans South Post Chapel visited the Dragon Hill Lodge to wish the Community a Merry Christmas with some carols, Dec. 14. Parents were busy capturing the precious moments as their preschoolers, who had practiced diligently, presented the Community with a heartwarming chorus of carols matched with motions. After their performance, the children were delighted to discover that their hard work was met with a delicious treat of donuts and drinks. For all present, the event was an opportunity to share in the joy of the Christmas season. - U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Han Samuel

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on the U.S. Army side including some 500 Soldiers and Family members from Camp Casey, Camp Red Cloud, Camp Stanley, Camp Humphreys, Osan Air Base, and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, who were transported to and from the Jamsil Stadium by USO via buses. In addition to Soldiers and Families, special guests for the evening included the U.S. Forces Korea Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony W. Mahoney, other high-ranking officials, and the Eighth Army Band. As a welcoming gesture, Mahoney was invited on court to present gifts as well as to shoot a free throw. The Eighth Army Band also performed the Korean National Anthem at the start of the game, and featured a special band performance during halftime. When asked to talk about the event, Mahoney thanked the USO for

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always doing a great job in supporting the Soldiers stationed overseas. He also pointed out that this sort of event not only supported U.S. Soldiers and Families, but also improved the alliance between the ROK and U.S. Further, he expressed that events like this should be done more often. This is an exciting event and I just want to encourage all of the U.S. Soldiers to go out and support local teams, he said. On a more personal note, Mahoney claimed that this was his first sporting event since he left the states, and that although he had a great time, he hoped that he wouldnt have to shoot free throws next time. Although dates have not yet been officially set, Samsung and USO stated that they hoped to continue inviting U.S. Soldiers and Families to more Samsung Thunders games in 2012. x
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of the program to the Community. He also pointed out that many of the difficulties that ACAP has is because of rushed schedules. He said that a year away from the Soldiers ETS date was a good time to begin the process. Most people wait way too long to start the ACAP Process, especially for people who are thinking about federal jobs, Briggs said. We need to get the message out that finding a federal job takes between 10 and 12 months. So

people really should come if they are thinking of transitioning out. Myung Kim, a counselor with ACAP, said that the visit helps get the word out about ACAP and what it can offer to the Community. A lot of Soldiers and Family members are not aware of our services, Kim said. That is why we have these open houses to celebrate the holiday, and obviously the kids are a part of the Community. x

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Area II 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 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 11 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 Brian Allgood Hospital

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Worship Services
Korean Protestant Thursday Collective Protestant Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Gospel Sunday Sunday COGIC Sunday KATUSA Sunday Tuesday Catholic Services/Mass Sunday Sunday 10:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. Fam Life Cntr Stone Chapel Stanley Chapel Memorial Chapel Warrior Chapel Crusader Chapel Hovey Chapel

Area III Worship Schedule


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

Area IV Worship Schedule


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

9:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel 12:30 p.m. Stanley Chapel 12:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel CRC Warrior Chapel Stone Chapel

Catholic Mass Sunday 9 a.m. M, W, T, F 11:45 a.m. Saturday 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. (youth) KATUSA Tuesday Korean-American Service Wednesday 6 p.m. 7 p.m.

Seventh-Day Adventist Saturday Episcopal Sunday

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

Camp Walker Camp Carroll

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

9 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

CRC Warrior Chapel Memorial Chapel

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

Latter-day Saints Worship Sunday 4 p.m.

Stone Chapel

Korea-wide Army chaplain points of contact


USAG Yongsan Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffrey D. Hawkins: jeffrey.d.hawkins@us.army.mil, 738-3009 Chaplain (Maj.) Terry E. Jarvis: terry.e.jarvis@korea.army.mil, 738-4043 USAG-Humphreys Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) John Chun: john.chun@us.army.mil 754-7274 Chaplain (Maj.) Michael Frailey michael.frailey@us.army.mil 754-7274 USAG-Red Cloud Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Suk Jong Lee: sukjong.lee@us.army.mil, 732-6169 Chaplain (Maj.) Alfred Grondski: alfred.grondski@us.army.mil, 732-6016 USAG Daegu Chaplains Chaplain (Maj.) James Drake: james.drake1@us.army.mil, 764-5455 Chaplain (Capt.) Mike Jones: michael.jones124@us.army.mil, 765-8991

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Right, Pam Nystrom, Kelli Bane, and Jillian Farrow sing Happy Birthday during a celebration of 17 years of Army Family Team Building at the Army Community Service building on Dec. 16. Above, Lisa Frailey slices the cake during the party. U.S. Army photos by W. Wayne Marlow

Happy 17th Birthday AFTB


Celebration marks another milestone of strengthening Army
By W. Wayne Marlow warren.wayne.marlow@us.army.mil
CAMP HUMPHREYS Celebrants observed 17 years of strengthening the Army during an Army Family Team Building birthday party Dec. 16. Held at the Army Community Service building, the party gave attendees a chance to reflect on all that AFTB has done for servicemembers and their families. It has grown a lot, said Clarence Figgs, AFTB mobilization and deployment program manager. Family members that are involved with it have a better understanding of the military and what Soldiers do. It cuts down on a lot of friction when they know what their spouses are doing and where theyre going. Suzanne James, ACS director for United States Army Garrison Humphreys, said AFTB grew from lessons learned during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The spouses said, This is information we would like to have known. Seeing the need, the Army responded and AFTB was born. The Army came up with the program to get them involved, Figgs said. It is getting family members trained about the military. The program has three levels, each of which focuses on a different area. When the three courses are complete, a person can be trained to become an instructor, and the program is designed to be led by volunteer family members. Figgs said several instructors have left Korea recently. We have approximatley 10 now, he said. Were in the process of trying to build the instructor pool back up. After the holidays, I think it will pick up. Level One teaches survival skills. It addresses military terms, acronyms,the

amily members that are involved with it have a better understanding of the military. - Clarence Figgs Army Community Service
chain of command, and customs and courtesies. Class member leave with a better understanding of the military mission and its impact on their families Level Two is called Thriving Skills. It is on a more personal level, going into communication, time management, stress, change, and the dynamics of team and one-on-one relationships. Level Three training, called Arriving Skills, focuses on proefessional growth and leadership development. Class members are trained on conflict management, problem solving, and team building. Figgs said those who complete the training will reap the benefits. It gives them a better understanding of the military and how it works, he said. And they learn how the community can provide resources and they know where to go. For more information on AFTB, call 753-8401 or 753-7439, or e-mail humphreysaftb@live.com. x

Outdoor Recreation offers many services


By Pfc. Han, Jae-ho han.jaeho@korea.army.mil
CAMP HUMPHREYS The Outdoor Recreation program helps Soldiers enjoy their life during their off duty time in Korea. It serves many outdoor needs, from parks and pavilion reservations, to laser tag, remote-control car racing, and paintball. It also features garden plots, equipment rentals, and tours. Any person eligible to use Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities can use Outdoor Rec. Some of the more popular seasonal offerings include ski equipment rental, ski trips and maintenance of personal ski equipment during the winter, and hiking, camping and various family and unit trips during the summer. The Outdoor Rec program has previously provided many family trips, such as to Everland and the Seoul Zoo, and continues to offer entertaining trips for Humphreys units. We hope to add out-of-country trips and tours in a future. We are always looking for improvements by listening to opinions from patrons, said Natalie Boutte, director of Outdoor Recreation. We try to arrange just about any trips or tours a unit wants. Outdoor Rec is also responsible for reservations of the Walkthrough Gate Pavilion, Beacon Hill and Transformation Park. Outdoor Rec is located in Bldg. 1044. The hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday through Monday. The telephone number is 753-3013. x

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Christmas Eve mail call Military Post Offices are conducting two mail calls on Dec. 24. Besides the morning mail call, a second one will be held in the afternoon so that mail received by noon will be delivered before Christmas.

USAG HUMPHREYS News & Notes 2nd CAB team winning big
By Cpl. Tim Oberle and Pvt. Ahn, Byung-hoon 2nd CAB Public Affairs CAMP HUMPHREYS The 2nd Combat Aviation Brigades Modern Army Combatives Team has won two tournaments this year and has its sights set on more. The world of Mixed Martial Arts exploded onto the American television landscape during the early 1990s with the advent of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Around this same time, leaders at Fort Benning, Ga., began to take notice of the sports superiority over other forms of handto-hand combat. So in 1995, the fighting styles effectiveness, combined with the need for an Armywide unified hand-to-hand combat fighting style, led to the Modern Army Combatives Program. The Modern Army Combatives Program started in 1995 with Sgt. 1st Class Matt Larsen at Fort Benning and spread throughout the Army, said Staff Sgt. Anthony J. Wikstrom of the 498th Combat Service Support Battalion, which recently hosted a combatives tournament at Camp Carroll. There are fights at bases all around the globe and we are trying to mirror what the rest of the Army is doing. Succeeding in this competition requires being well-versed in several different fighting techniques. You have to beat your opponent on the ground to make it to the finals and to do that it requires all aspects of fighting and a wellrounded fighter, said Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Craig, 2nd CAB comatives team captain. To be a wellrounded fighter, you need to close the distance, gain a dominant position, and finish the fight. The 2nd CAB team won the tournament at Camp Carroll and also came in first during a tournament in August. We went in with fewer fighters this time than we did in August, but our Soldiers really came through

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Library closure The library will be closed on Christmas, but open on Dec. 26. Patrons needing to use computers during this time may do so at the Community Activity Center. Free bowling The United Club and the Strike Zone Bowling Center have partnered to provide everyone with free bowling, Dec. 25-26. Christmas Day buffet Alaska Mining Company will have a Christmas buffet from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost for adults is $17.95. Children 5-10 pay $6.95. Children 4 and under eat free. Health clinic closed The Camp Humphreys Health Clinic will close Dec. 25-26 for Christmas. The Acute Care Clinic will be open. The health clinic will also be closed Jan. 1-2, with the Acute Care Clinic again open. Post office closed The Camp Humphreys Post Office will be closed Dec. 25-26 for Christmas. It will be open on Dec. 27 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. It will also be closed Jan. 1-2 for New Years Day, and will be open Jan. 3 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. DBIDS closure The Pass and ID/DBIDS/Vehicle Registration/Ration Control offices will be closed Dec. 25-26 for Christmas. It will also be closed Jan. 2-3 for New Years Day. USO lunch box USO will conduct its free Lunch Box program for Soldiers Dec. 28 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pizza will be served. Commissary open Wednesday The Camp Humphreys Commissary will be open Dec. 28 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. It will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and be closed Jan. 1. Popeyes special Popeyes is having a special Dec. 28, with eight pieces of chicken for $6.99. MP Hill BK to close Saturday, Dec. 31 will be the final business day for the Burger King Trailer, located near MP Hill Gym. Girl Scout cookie time From Jan. 6 to Feb. 24 (or until sold out), Girl Scout cookie booth sales will be at the Main Exchange lobby area Fridays through Sundays. The cost is $3.50 a box. For more information, email HumphreysGirlScouts@yahoo. com or see Facebook: Camp Humphreys Girl Scouts. Maryland registration Registration for classes with the University of Maryland will continue on Jan. 16. Spring Session I classes begin on this date and conclude March 11.

and placed, giving us the lead going into the final rounds, Craig said. I think the win just puts the icing on the cake because our Soldiers work so hard in training. Soldiers stationed at Camp Humphreys interested in joining the 2nd CAB team can contact Craig at 753-7781 or e-mail michael.a.craig40.mil@mail.mil. We take people from all units, with any experience, said Capt. Nicholas A. Lucchetti, a team member. Anyone can come learn how to defend oneself and combatives can really help one gain confidence and it is one of the best types of physical training you can get. x

The 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Modern Army Combatives team has won two matches this year has its sights set on more. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Tim Oberle

U.S., Korean air defenders meet


By Capt. Jeremy Tennent 6-52 Air Defense Artillery
SUWON AIR BASE The future of the air and missile defense on the Korean Peninsula is one of joint interoperability. As systems capabilities grow, the allied defense of key assets must reflect that all the players have awareness of the fighters to their left and right. In line with that, the Suwon-based 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery hosted the Republic of Koreas 510th Air Defense Artillery commander and primary staff at a luncheon in order to build a relationship for future training opportunities. Its important for air defenders to come together and work together as allies, especially when we face a common enemy, said 6-52nd Commander, Lt. Col. William E. Darne. The commander of 510th ADA, Lt. Col. Kim, Se-il agreed, and said, We appreciate this opportunity to meet and establish strong relations with the Americans. The luncheon was followed by a brief tactical seminar. This is part of a program to bring Korean air defense into our training schedule and work together more effectively, said the 6-52nd Operations Officer in Charge, Maj. Frederick Ramirez. x

The commander of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, Lt. Col. William Darne, and the commander of the 510th Air Defense Artillery, Col. Kim, Se-il, meet in Suwon to discuss future cooperation. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Jeremy Tennent

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Getting married to my wonderful husband.

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The birth of my third child!

Private Katherrine Roman, winner of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Best Cake Competition. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Casey Harrell

2-1 Soldier takes the cake


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By Capt. Casey Harrell 35th Air Defense Artillery
OSAN AIR BASE During the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigades annual St. Barbaras Day Ball, Soldiers from the brigades Headquarters Battery and its two battalions (the 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment and 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment) were afforded the opportunity to showcase their culinary expertise. Amidst the celebrations, presentation of accolades, performances of talented unit entertainers, and the guest speakers poignant address, was a new addition to the evenings traditions and festivities: a best cake competition. The brigades senior food advisor, Warrant Officer 1 Adam Dodson, said, All of the Soldiers that were competing put a lot of hard work into it, adding it took numerous days for the culinary competitors to complete their cakes due to the attention to detail applied to each. That dedication to their craft was appreciated by the Soldiers, civilians, and family members who took part in the ball, held Dec. 9, at the Osan Air Base Officers Club. We love to be able to serve. We love to show our skills, said Sgt. 1st Class James White, a food service advisor with the 35th ADA. Most of the time our focus is on feeding the Soldiers that dine in our facilities, so extra time was spent on ensuring that the food service team displayed their culinary skills. Its a great opportunity and a great feeling. Ultimately, there could be only one winner. So when the tasting was done, the forks were put down, and the flour dust had settled, the distinguished Korean guest judges, Mi, Suk-yi and Nam, Yeol-cha, made their decision. Coming out on top was 2-1 ADA food service Soldier, Pvt. Katherinne Roman. Her creation proved as visually appealing as it was appetizing and she ran away with first place honors. This was truly a great opportunity to let people see what our team could do, Roman said. Some Soldiers express a love for working on tanks and heavy machines. However my gift is baking and making people happy through the arts and crafts of making Going home to visit!

he Soldiers performed really well and I want to congratulate the participants.


- Warrant Officer 1 Adam Dodson 35th ADA senior food advisor
delicious cakes, she said. All in all, I would like to make sure my NCOs understood how much I appreciate their assistance, because in nine months, I have learned a lot about baking here in Korea. x

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The day I was asked to show three pieces of my art work in Santa Fe, N.M. and Las Vegas, Nev. in Feb. 2012 by the World Art Foundation! This will be my first time in a gallery!

Pyongtaek is home to cultural center


By Hong, Seung-hui USAG Humphreys Public Affairs Office
CAMP HUMPHREYS If someone is interested in Korean traditional song and dance, they could consider visiting Soritur, located next to Pyeongtaek Lake. It is less than 12 miles from here. This center is a mecca of Korean classical music and arts. The center is divided into four sections: A concert hall, outdoor auditorium, administrator building, and cafeteria. It includes a lecture hall, a practice room, and a dormitory. These facilities are for performers who pass their music knowledge onto younger talents. Kim, Sun-ki, Pyeongtaek mayor, said Soritur is the place for not only Korean classical music but also for contemporary music. x

Community input for Earth Day sought


The U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Environmental Division is seeking the communitys input as to what type of events or activities it would like the installation to sponsor as part of the Earth Day-Environmental Month celebration in April. Please submit recommendations, no later than Jan. 31, 2012, to Sheri Castro at sheri.l.castro4.ctr@mail.mil or 753-7090. x

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inattentive of their surroundings. According to Master Sgt. Bill Hudon, DPTMS intelligence NCO, it is the kind of training that is easily disregarded when everything is going well and for that reason it needs to be emphasized now and not in response to an incident. I am now trying to ascertain what the baseline levels are and hopefully be able to give a good enough overview to local commanders to make proper decisions regarding training, he said. Security awareness has been an issue since 9.11and this kind of training has become the essential part of Army community education. This was the first time DPTMS ran this particular scenario and it will continually teach and train first responders to become experts at their jobs and increase the vigilance levels for the community. During the evaluation, some people

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Security awareness tested on Camp Henry

DAEGU GARRISON Training organized by the U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Camp Henry, Dec. 15, took a look at current levels of situational awareness when a mysterious package was placed near the bank and bus stop at Camp Henry. The idea was to find out whether Soldiers, Civilians, Family members or Korean workers take proper procedures to immediately report it to 911 or the Military Police. Not only the theoretical part of education, but this kind of practical training is needed for any community to prepare for emergency situations. It is especially important to pay attention during the holiday season because people tend to relax and be

Maybe this is not the right way to do it. These folks are walking right past that unattended, and so suspicious, bag. Maintaining situational awareness helps keep us all safe.
saw the mysterious package but ignored it, and some did not even notice it. We should always pay attention to our surroundings - a lapse in attentiveness could cause a big trouble if not reported immediately. Hu d o n s a i d t h i s e v a l u a t i o n , along with others, can be used by commanders to determine how much additional training their people need and if everyone in Area IV was trained to an acceptable degree, it would greatly increase everyones safety. The best training around right now is the Threat Awareness and Reporting Program Training given by local Military Intelligence detachments, said Hudon. Training is only one aspect however, we can tell you what to report, who to report it to etc. But it is difficult to train people to pay attention to their surroundings and then make the decision to report anything unusual. It is too easy to get caught up in your day to day activities or a conversation or just walk around staring at the sidewalk. It is also easy for someone to assume someone else will do the right thing. x

The RIGHT way. If you notice a suspicious or unattended bag, package, briefcase, anything - make the call! In Daegu or Carroll the MP desk is 0505-764-5911 or 911 from base.

Story and photo by 2nd Lt. Foss Davis Jordan.foss.davis@us.army.mil

Camp Carroll Soldier Named USAG Daegu Athlete of the Year

DAEGU GARRISON S g t . Shane Szymczac, of 2-1 Air Defense Artillery Battaion, was named the USAG Daegu Athlete of the Year by the USAG Deagu Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Director on Dec. 14. The annual award was presented to Szymczac at a ceremony held in the Camp Carroll gym. The award is presented to Soldiers who exhibit outstanding military performance and sportsmanship as well as participation. Other factors considered when choosing the recipient were military bearing, achievement in competitive events, and leadership demonstrated. Mr. Modesto Algarin, the Cp. Carroll Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Director presented Szymczac the award. Sgt. Szymczac embodies the noncommissioned officer others want to follow, and exhibited outstanding leadership traits as he assumed the organizational and coaching responsibilities associated with our sports programs, Algarin said. Szymczac has participated in almost all of the athletic programs during his time at Cp. Carroll and was on the 2011 8th Army Champion softball team. Also present at the awards

Sgt. Shane Szymczac (center) is presented with the USAG Deagu Athlete of the Year Award by Modesto Algarin, the Camp Carroll Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Director, Dec 14. Also pictured is Lt. Col. J Rose, commander of 2-1 ADA BN. ceremony was Lt. Col. J Rose, commander of 2-1 ADA BN. Rose values the camaraderie built and lessons learned from sports participation and encourages athletic activity within his unit. Sgt. Szymczac has been someone who has supported everything were working to do here, not just in 2-1, but in all of USAG Deagu, Rose said. Szymczac was honored to receive the award. It was defiantly a great feeling, Szymczac said. I thought it was for just Cp. Carroll, but it was actually for all of USAG Deagu. That was probably the coolest part of the award for me. x

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Story and photo by Park Min-jin minjin.park@korea.army.mil Garrison Daegu celebrated the 17th birthday of Army Family Team Building, Dec. 16 at the Camp Walker Commissary. Army Community Service (ACS) hosted the event, which consisted of a variety of participants and, of course, a birthday cake. According to Teresita J. Compton, AFTB/AFAP program manager , Army Family Team Building is a series of training modules taught through your local Army Community Service or Family Programs office that cover topics such as basic information about the Army, personal growth skills and leadership skills. AFTB improves personal and family preparedness which enhances overall Army readiness and helps Americas Army adopt to a changing world. The AFTB Program policy memorandum issued on 16 December 1994, signed by the Chief of Staff of the Army and the Sergeant Major of the Army, announced the AFTB Program as an official Army program, Compton said. AFTB started 1994, thats why we are celebrating its 17th birthday. AFTB helps you to not just cope with, but enjoy the military lifestyle. Many of the courses can be applied toward resume and career building, self development and leadership skills. Active duty Soldiers can earn promotion points for participating in the training. AFTB provides the knowledge and self-confidence to take responsibility for yourself and your family. Compton explained that AFTB family member training is divided into three levels of instruction.
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News & Notes


CYS Services New Family Child Care Home Opens CYSS is proud to welcome Amanda Dwyer as our new FCC provider. Her home is located on Camp George. All FCC providers go through extensive training, background checks and home inspections. Please call 764-4835 for more imformation about this program and to find out how you can become an FCC provider. We are particulary looking for providers who want to open up their homes for evening and weekend care. Gate Hour and Closure Notice While the new contract for security gurads gets settled, the following USAG Daegu gates will have modified hours: Henry Gate 1: Mon.- Fri. 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Walker Gate 6: Open only 5 - 10 a.m. and 2-7 p.m. Carroll: Gate 4 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note this is just temporary while Soldiers from tenant units augment the gate forces. 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. Wild Wild West Christmas Party A photographer will be there doing old western-style photos, plus were having a costume contest and firing up the mechanical bull!! December 24, starts from 8 p.m. For more information, call the Hideaway Club, 765-8574. Camp Henry Auto Skills Do it Yourself! Be Wise, Winterize! The Auto Skills Center has trained instructors and mechanics to guide customers through a wide range of repairs and maintenance. Call 768 - 8164 for further information. Personal Financial Management This class teaches you how to develop a personal budget/spending plan, recognize signs of financial trouble and where to get assistance, the importance of credit, how to establish a savings account, emergency savings and long term savings, how to make the best consumer decisions, how to plan for large and small purchases, and how to plan insurance needs on life, auto, personal property and home. Fmaily members are welcome on a space available basis. December 28th 09:30 - 16:00 Camp Henry ACS Classroom New Years Celebration Free snacks 20:00 - until! Champagne toast at midnight. Breakfast served midnight to 1 a.m. for $5. December 31st starts from 19:00 at Hilltop Free Party Favors! Family Night Bowling Mom and Dad receive 10% off dinner with one free game of bowling when dining with their child. December 31st starts from 18:00 to 21:00 at Camp Carroll Bowling Center. Call 765-4470 for further information

Area IV celebrates AFTB 17th birthday at Camp Walker

Happiest moment 2011


By Pvt. Bang Bong-joo bongjoo.bang@us.army.mil What is the happiest or most rewarding moment you experienced in 2011?

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What would a birthday be without...a birthday cake? The Amry Family Team Building crew celebrates the 17th anniversary of the program Dec. 16 at the Camp Walker Commissary. Since its beginnings in 1994, AFTB has helped enrich Army life for Family members. Although the training is progressive of the force by teaching and and sequential, family members promoting personal and family can attend any module of any level readiness through standardized, depending upon their needs or p ro g re s s i ve , a n d s e q u e n t i a l interests. Level1 focuses on the basic education of family members, said skills and knowledge for family Compton. However, the program members new to the military. Level2 can be used flexibly to meet the is for family military members who needs of the individual audience. are interested in gaining like skills Its purpose is to assist members and allows the participant to grow of the Army in adapting to Army in a community leader. Level3 life, manage, change, and accept develops advanced leadership challenges. abilities and enhances participants Compton encapsulated the current skills, helping desire in the mission of the Army Family Team inspiring and mentoring others in Building: to empower individuals, leadership positions. maximize their personal growth The Army Family Team Building and professional development (AFTB) Program is important through specialized training, and because it is a global educational help transform our community into program whose primary objective a resilient and strong foundation is to improve the overall readiness meeting todays military mission. x

My happiest moment in 2011 was when I received the call from the DoDEA telling me that I have been offered a teaching position at the Daegu American School! I was so excited about the new experiences that were ahead of me! Moving here has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! I love living and teaching in Daegu!

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A street vendor prepares hoddeok, a stuffed, honey sweet pastry for a hungry passerby. The cake is a favorite any time of the year, but is especially delicious during the cold weather season. Across the Korean peninsula, vendors can be found in any of the popular market districts, stirring up their very popular sweet cakes over a sizzling hot grill. Courtesy photo by Mary B. Grimes

Holiday Hours For Key Facilities


Regular Hours if not noted here
Camp Walker Commissary: Dec. 24 Dec. 25-26 Dec. 31 Jan. 1 -2 Dec. 24 Dec. 25 Dec. 31 Jan. 1 Dec. 25 Jan. 1 Dec. 25 Dec. 25 Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 Open regular hours ALL CLOSED Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31 Jan. 1 CLOSED Dec. 25, Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Jan. 1 Dec. 25 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 9 a.m. 5 p.m. CLOSED 9 a.m. 5 p.m. CLOSED 11 a.m. 5 p.m. CLOSED 11 a.m. 5 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED Regular hours 9 a.m. 5 p.m. 11 a.m. 7 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED

Watching my son walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma and going back home to Texas in March to see my grandsons excited to see me and giving me the biggest hugs and kisses I have ever received.

Sonja Aultman
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Skies Holiday 2011

My happiest moment this year was getting CSP approved and moving to Korea in late June. Being a family with my hubby is the best gift anyone couldve given me.

Camp Walker Exchange: Walker Class 6 Shoppette Anthonys Pizza Gas station Walker Kumho Rental

Philip Rhodes
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Seeing my wife after returning from a very hard tour in Iraq.

Walker Starbucks Camp Henry Exchange Camp Carroll Exchange Carroll American Eatery Popeyes, Subway

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Taking 1st at the 4th of July Rib Cook-Off

Pizza Hut, Burger King Carroll Starbucks Chinhae BX Pohang PX Pohang mini-mall

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Open 6:30 a.m. 7 p.m. (regular hours) Dec. 24 & 31 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Dec. 25 & Jan. 1 CLOSED Dec. 24 & 31 Dec. 24 & 31 10 a.m. 5 p.m. 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

Children from throughout U.S. Army Garrison Daegu celebrated a School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills - better known as SKIES- holiday, Dec. 9 at the Child and Youth Services gym on Camp Walker. As part of the holiday the kids presented songs, dance, even taekwando that they learned from the classes that are part of the SKIES program. U.S. Army photo by Pvt Bang, Bong-Joo

Completing my MBA!

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Camp Carroll gets a little more of a hometown feel with new Starbucks

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Exchange Southern Region Director Paula Henederson (third from right) gets everyone revved up - before the free coffee - for the grand opening of the Camp Carroll Starbucks outlet Tuesday. Helping mark this auspicious event for the Camp Carroll community is U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Deputy to the Commanding Officer William Christman (fourth from the left). U.S. Army photo by Pvt Bang, Bong-Joo