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mil Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea

Korean performers U.S., Korean police Humphreys


Inside

bring talents to build teamwork in students explore


Warrior Country ‘the field’ American history

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Wartime Host Nation


Support vital for Humphreys opens new Soldier barracks:
Alliance readiness Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks garrison transformation milestone
by Lt. Col. Kam Gunther
J4 Wartime Host Nation Support

The reception, staging, and onward


movement of US forces arriving in Korea
during a contingency will not be possible
without extensive logistical support from
the host nation. The US has developed and
routinely tests an extensive Wartime Host
Nation Support program with the Republic
of Korea. This article will provide key
information on the US and ROK WHNS
program in Korea.
WHNS is defined as military and civilian
resources and assistance provided by the
ROK for the reception, staging, onward
movement, integration and sustainment of See Page 21 for
US forces, in times of crisis, hostilities, or story and photos
war as set forth in agreements between the
US and ROK governments. The mission of
the ROK/US WHNS Plan is to allow the Officials at USAG Humphreys held a ribbon cutting ceremony to open a new barracks on MP Hill Oct. 19. This new facility, which took two years
rapid deployment of US combat forces to to construct, is part of the transformation taking place at Humphreys and is worth $17 million. Featured in the photo are Spcs. Charlotte Reyes,
the Korean Peninsula in a crisis through the Training NCO for 602nd Aviation Support Battalion and a resident of the new facility, and Matthew Godbold, Company A, 602nd ASB. The
initial use of ROK-provided combat service new barracks are just one of many projects underway as part of the Army’s transformation process. — U.S. Army Photo By Andre Butler
support assets that may be backfilled with
US logistics units later in the fight.
The WHNS program is coordinated by Republic of Korea has agreed to provide
the ROK Ministry of National Defense, and
the United States Forces Korea Assistant
resources during hostilities in 12 functional
areas. Technical arrangements contain Bomshel tour continues to
‘Stomp’ across peninsula
Chief of Staff, J4 WHNS Branch. MND the general procedures to acquire host
and USFK J4 serve as conduits between nation resources in a given functional
both governments for all WHNS matters. area. These 12 areas include: ammunition
During Armistice, we develop plans and services; communication services (domestic
Memorandums of Agreement for using of and international circuits): engineering
WHNS assets during hostilities. During equipment and services: field services:
wartime, we execute those plans, prepare maintenance equipment and services:
to receive the approved WHNS assets, and medical, hospitals and supplies: NBC
acquire unforeseen host nation support equipment: personnel: petroleum, security:
for subordinate units as necessary, with subsistence: and transportation.
assistance from functional area proponents A WHNS requirement must meet
located on the USFK and Component staffs. specific criteria in order to qualify as a
The WHNS unforeseen support process is valid WHNS request. By agreement,
available to expeditiously satisfy any new WHNS assets are authorized only for the
requirement, or requirements previously support of US forces. This means that
submitted but not yet approved by the Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations
ROK MND. and Non-Government requests will not go
The capstone document of the WHNS through the WHNS process. NEO/NGO
program is the Umbrella Agreement signed requests must go through the Ministry
in 1991 by the US Secretary of Defense and of Foreign Affairs and Trade; whereas
the Republic of Korea Minister National WHNS requests go through the MND.
Defense. The WHNS program was formally Also, WHNS assets are available only
established when the ROK National after approval by the ROK government,
Assembly ratified the agreement in 1992. and a declaration of mobilization by the
US forces submitted their first ROK Government. Occasionally, assets or
requirements to the ROK MND in 1994. services we receive may not be what we asked
The first ROK Provisional Support Plan for or planned for. One way to minimize the The country duo Bomshel continues their lively tour of military installations throughout
was published in 1995 and is published bi- exposure to this risk is to be very specific in the Republic of Korea. The band may be bringing the “Bomshel Stomp” to an installa-
annually, for implementation in January of identifying our requirements. Again, any tion near you. For a performance schedule and “Bomshel Blog”, see page 18. — Photo
every other year. courtesy of MWR
Under the Umbrella Agreement, the — See WHNS page 4 —
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MP Blotter
The following entries were excerpted
from the military police blotters. These
entries may be incomplete and do not
imply guilt or innocence.

AREA I: Purchasing in Excess of Personal


Needs, Subject #1 purchased numerous
items in excess of personal needs from the
USAG-Casey Shoppette. Subject #1 was
apprehended and transported to the USAG-
Casey PMO where she rendered a written
statement denying the offense. A check of
PIMS-K revealed Subject #1 had made sev-
eral purchases in the past that were in excess
of personal needs. Subject #1’s RCP was re-
tained. Subject #1 was issued an Order to
Show Cause Memorandum and released on
her own recognizance. This is a final report.

AREA II: Shoplifting, Subject #1, Subject #2


and Subject #3 were observed, via CCTV, re-
moving one perfume, six shirts, one Hallow-
een costume, one book, one bra/panty set,
one dress and one bottle of lotion and exit-
ing the protected location without rendering
proper payment. Subject #1, Subject #2 and
Subject #3 were detained and transported to
the USGA-Yongsan PMO where they were
advised of their legal rights, in the presence
of their sponsors, which they waived, render- (In Front) Tess Conrad poses with the Cubscouts. (From left) Nicholas Bell, Graham Forrester, Austin Matautia, Joshua Fandrick, Jacob Fan-
ing written sworn statements admitting to the drick, Ben Johnson, Sam Hanley, Danny Kim, Mathew Conrad, from Den 5 of Cubscout Pack 89, climbed historic Mount Ansan Oct. 21. During
offense. Subject #1, Subject #2 and Subject their climb, the scouts explored the observation deck at the summit of Mount Ansan, from which they could get a bird’s-eye-view of Seoul. The
#3 were processed and released to their Main Palace, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan and Seoul Tower can be seen from the peak, as well as the 63 Building across the Han River. The
sponsors. The merchandise was returned
Cubscouts also took time to make note of local plantlife along the mountain’s nature trails. — Photo By Anja Johnson
to AAFES. Subject #1’s, Subject #2’s and
Subject #3’s RCPs were retained. This is a
final report. SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post events and activities
AREA III: Traffic Accident without Injuries,
Damage to Private Property, Unsafe Backing, Hike Mt. Ansan (Seoul) Palace Ceremony (Seoul)
Subject #1, operating a POV, while backing Hiking Ansan is a nice break from the traffic and concrete of The Palace Sumunjang Exchange Ceremony takes place daily,
struck Victim #1’s POV in the parking lot. Seoul, while providing spectacular views of the city. It’s about a except Mondays, or when the temperature is below five degrees.
Damages to Subject #1’s vehicle consisted of 2 hour climb to the summit. During the Korean War, Ansan was Ceremony times are 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The
scratches and paint transfer to the right rear known as “Hill 296,” and it was the site of some of the the most performance takes place in front of the Daehanmun Deoksugung
bumper and a broken right taillight. Damages intense fighting during the war. To get to Ansan, take Subway Palace located at the corner of the busiest intersection of
to Victim #1’s vehicle consisted of scratches line 3 to Dongnimmun Station. Walk behind Seodaemun Prison downtown Seoul. Deoksugung Palace is famous for its elegant
and paint transfer to the left front bumper and
History Hall (to the south) near the apartment complexes. Start stone-wall road. The Western buildings beside the palace add
a broken left headlight. Subject #1 was trans-
ported to the USAG-Humphreys PMO where up the paved trail and keep heading up. The trail eventually to the unique scenery. Deoksugung Palace originally belonged
he was advised of his legal rights, which turns to dirt. On the way back, the trail down the south side of to Wolsandaegun (1454~1488), the older brother of King
he waived, rendering a written statement Ansan takes you past Bongwansa Buddhist Temple and to Ewha Seongjong (1469~1494) of the Joseon Dynasty. It became
admitting to the offenses. Subject #1 was Women’s University. a proper palace when Gwanghaegun (1575~1641) ascended
processed and released on his own recogni- the throne and gave the palace the name Gyeongungung in
zance. Subject #1 and Victim #1 reported uti- Taekwondo (Seoul) 1611. Later, the name was changed to Deoksugung. For more
lization of their seatbelts. ECOD is unknown. Korea’s Taekwondo martial art is taught throughout the world. information, visit, www.tour2korea.com
This is a final report. At Gyeonghuigung, Taekwondo culture performances are held
AREA III: Fraudulent Use of Another’s Iden-
on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The performances present Everland Halloween (Oct. 26- Nov. 5)
tity, Subject #1 attempted to gain access to Taekwondo with classical Korean music, along with Samullori Autumn marks the beginning of Everland’s fall festival. Celebrate
USAG-Humphreys by the use of an ID card (a traditional Korean percussion quartet). Also included in the the spirit of Halloween fun at Everland, the land of festivals
belonging to another Soldier who was report- performance is Kukkiwon’s traditional Taekwondo performance. and adventures. The Halloween ghosts are inviting you to the
ed AWOL on Oct. 16. Further investigation There is a Taekwondo hands-on program for foreigners as well “Happy Halloween” festival through Nov. 5. For the second
revealed Subject #1 did not have possession labeled ‘Yap!Taekwon’. Participants will learn how to wear a edition of its kind at Everland, a 2.5 meter high jack-o’-lantern
of his ID card and had used the other Sol- Taekwondo uniform, practice meditation, practice Taekwondo’s installment is set up at the entrance along with various holiday
diers’ ID card four times prior to gain entry basic forms, learn the art of self-defense and board-breaking. related items displayed at 23 different locations around the
onto USAG-Humphreys. Subject #1 was When completing this course, participants will receive entire park. Popular monsters and ghosts such as Dracula and
advised of his legal rights, which he waived,
completion badges with the president’s name of Kukkiwon on Frankenstein await visitors. The highlight of this festival is the
rendering a written statement admitting to the
offense, and was released to his unit. A name them. The dynamic Taekwondo program will allow guests to “Happy Halloween Party,” a parade featuring floats, six air shot
check was conducted on Subject #1 and no take pictures in their Taekwondo uniforms. carts, four sugar carts, and more. The parade is 400m long, and
previous reports of lost ID cards were found. lasts for 30 minutes. The streets are filled with 58 performers, and
Subject #1’s ID card was flagged in BIDS. Percussion Fest (Through Sunday) thousands of Halloween sponge balls flying into the air. Everland
The other persons’ ID card was retained. In- The International Percussion Festival mainly led by professor is open until 10 p.m. during the celebration. Visitors to the park
vestigation continues by MPI. Choi Jong-shil, the pioneer of Samulnori, is the nation’s first are invited to dress in costume to celebrate the festivities. The
festival devoted to the percussion instrument and its musicians floats feature pumpkin fairies, a pipe organ, Dracula’s castle,
AREA V: Damaging of AAFES Property, Lar- and is held in Samcheonpo Bridge Memorial Park and graveyards, and more. Also, magic shows and Halloween bands
ceny of AAFES Property, Person(s) unknown,
throughout the city. The festival’s hightlight is Samcheonpo perform at the European Court everyday. Numerous Halloween
by means unknown, damaged a vending ma-
chine, which was secured and unattended. Korean farm music containing 12 episodes. The Samcheonpo characters in costume will be walking the streets of Everland
Person(s) unknown then removed various Korean farm music mainly consists of Street Military During ever-ready to pose for photographs with ghosts, boblins and
items from the vending machine. Damages to the festival the Percussion Instrument Festival will also be held princesses of all ages throughout the festival. Everland located in
the vending machine consisted of a shattered with the participation of world famous percussionists from the Yongin, is a big theme park, which includes a zoo and botanical
glass. A search of the area for subject(s) U.S., Taiwan, Japan, France and Brazil. For more information, garden among its top attractions. For more information, visit
and/or witness(es) met with negative results. visit www.tour2korea.com www.tour2korea.com
ECOD is $50. ECOL is $129.45
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medications
18th Medical Command
It does not affect any other children’s
On Oc t o b e r 1 1 , t h e C o n s u m e r medicines.
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cough and cold medicines, announced Robitussin and Little Colds. Most
the voluntary withdrawal of oral infant companies making generic equivalent
medications from store shelves. products are also pulling those products
Here are the facts: The voluntary as well.
withdrawal of OTC oral infant cough and Patients are being directed to take the
cold medicines was initiated by the makers medication back to the store where it was
of those medications as a safety precaution. purchased for a full refund.
This is not a mandatory recall. Please address any questions or concerns
• Kids’ OTC cough and cold medicines to any of our 18th Medical Command
are both safe and effective when used Pharmacy staff at DSN 737-6105.
correctly. Rare cases of overdose from Additional information is also available
misuse, however, have occurred— at http://www.otcsafety.org/
particularly in infants less than two years The website lists specific brand names
of age. and packaging appearance of products
• Infants under the age of two are the currrently under voluntary recall by the
most vulnerable to the consequences of manufacturers.
this misuse. Products being recalled include
• The voluntary withdrawal only affects several types over-the-counter of infant
oral infant cough and cold medications. cough and cold medications.

WHNS Continued from page 1


requirements. Again, any requested assets date, and to confirm that the ROK is
or services must fall into one of the twelve prepared to execute the record. US units
functional area categories. are required to do a 100% COMEX of
How do we validate the USFK WHNS all WHNS records during the two annual
plan during peacetime? WHNS exercises combined JSC exercises.
are a critical part of ensuring that our The J4 WHNS branch updates the data
WHNS program is executable. It takes an base to reflect changes discovered during
extensive amount of coordination, planning, COMEXs.
and integration to execute, observe and U.S. forces submit their planned WHNS
evaluate these exercises. We do this through requirements during even-numbered years. PAID ADVERTISING
the following events. The ROK MND approves the WHNS
1) Field Transfer Exercises: Assets from a Provisional Support Plan (PSP) during
ROK civilian company are delivered to a US odd-numbered years.
using unit. The US using unit inspects and The 2005 ROK WHNS PSP became
tests the asset to see if it meets the need. If effective on Jan. 1, 2006. New submissions
the asset passes the test, the using / operating for the 2007 Plan were provided to MND
unit then signs a receipt for the items. We in June 2006. The US requirements are
have conducted exercises for receipt of developed using mission analysis at unit
trucks, buses, forklifts, cranes, POL Tankers, level, and submitted via an automated,
shower and bath services, etc. web-based process that is reviewed at
2) Site Survey: Using US units Component, functional and USFK levels.
conduct a terrain walk on a WHNS real The intent is to fill as many equipment,
estate record. The unit validates if the site services, and real estate shortfalls as possible
is still suitable for their use, and meets all through the use of local national assets.
requirements. The units are encouraged to It is critical to remember that we are here
assess security, accessibility, environmental to support the ROK forces during wartime,
concerns, utilities, etc., when conducting not the reverse. Therefore, US forces must
the site survey. maintain continuous contact with their
3) Coordination Exercise: Using US ROK counterparts to finalize security plans,
units meet with ROK civil providers to WHNS support, and maintain positive
validate and refine how WHNS assets will relationships with their ROK counterparts
be used. An example -- a meeting with a at all times.
ROK Construction company, or vehicle Through our combined efforts, we have
maintenance facility, to see what their developed, and are continually improving
capabilities are and to validate if the asset is procedures for effectively planning and
still suitable for US use. As with site surveys, executing WHNS support. WHNS is a
security, accessibility, availability of utilities critical combat multiplier for USFK to more
and other concerns are also reviewed. effectively support the Combined Forces
4) Communications Exercise: U.S. units Command mission.
validate POC information in a WHNS WHNS is a shining example of our
record by contacting the ROK providing Commander’s motto of “Katche Kapchida”,
unit to ensure phone numbers are up to which means, “We go together”.
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Pak, I Kyong, environmental control specialist, teaches environmental control techniques to the students of the Additional Duty Safety Officers course Oct. 19 at USAG-Casey.—U.S. Army Photo
By Jim Cunningham

USAG-RC Employees get safety training at Casey


by Jim Cunningham officers,” Kang said. “We added Army safety An additional duty safety officer not only
USAG-RC Public Affairs programs into the class to make the training needs to be qualified, but they also have to
adequate enough to certify the students.” be certified, according to Kang.
CASEY GARRISON — The U.S. Army Subjects covered during training “Certification comes about at the
recognizes that safety is a primary concern are: accident prevention and reporting, completion of the class,” Kang said. “To be
to all. From the Soldiers in the field to privately owned vehicle and motorcycle qualified one needs to pass an exam within
the civilians working to support them, all safety, explosives and radiation safety, 70 percent of the material. Also, one has
have responsibilities in maintaining a safe fire prevention and protection program, to be able to show he or she is competent
working environment. For this reason, respiratory protection program, composite enough to represent their command.”
federal regulations, both the Occupational risk assessment for leaders, environmental Every office or directorate must have at
Safety and Health Administration and protection, hearing conservation, hazardous least one ADSO, according to Kang.
the U.S. Army, require all organizations, communication, tactical safety, seasonal “If you are representing an office with a
military and civilian, to have a written safety safety, and job hazard analysis. certain number of employees, you have to
program for their activity. To comply with “All full time safety officers can attest have somebody knowledgeable with safety
regulations and to ensure safety officers are to the fact that just knowing how to do programs,” Kang said. “A good example
always available, the 2nd Infantry Division things is not enough,” Kang said. “More would be in case of a fire, what is the
commanding officer and the 2ID Safety importantly, knowing what regulations say, procedure, emergency evacuation plan, and
Office are training active duty and civilian what the standards are, and where to find who will relate the information to their co-
personnel to become Additional Duty Safety answers is what we are teaching. Not only do workers? That is the duty of the ADSO.”
Officers. employees need to be trained, they need to The 2ID Safety Office will sponsor
“The class is called Additional Duty endorse they have received the training prior a special ADSO training course to local
Safety Officer’s Training,” said James Kang, to being exposed to site-specific hazards, national supervisors at the USAG-RC
2ID safety officer. “Every organization, which was determined by an Industrial Community Activity Center. The course
whether it is military or civilian, must have Hygiene survey.” will be conducted with support and
somebody appointed in writing by their Instructors are from 168th Medical assistance from USAG-RC Safety Office,
supervisor or the commander to represent Command, USAG-RC Fire Department, Fire Department, Directorate of Public
that directorate or command to be able to Environmental Protection and Safety and Works, and Environmental Office, and the
function as a safety officer.” 2ID Safety Office. locally assigned 18th Medical Command
Unlike any other appointment orders, They learn about various safety programs, industrial hygienist. It will be the first
the individual appointed to function as the what the supervisors’ responsibilities are, time in the history of the Safety Office this
unit, directorate, or command safety officer how to identify potential hazards, how to training was offered in Korean.
needs to be certified. Previous certification implement different control methods to “This is an excellent example of professionalism
training was found to be inadequate, so minimize the hazards, and how to assess the amongst the subject matter experts assigned
James Kang, 2nd Infantry Division safety Kang and other experts expanded the course program,” Kang said. “This task could not to the 2ID and USAG-RC Garrison, and it
officer, moniters the ADSO course at Camp from two hours to three days. have been possible or undertaken without reinforces the concept of team work and of
Casey Oct. 19.—U.S. Army Photo By Jim “We are training today 60 individuals the instructors’ total commitment and working together towards a common goal to
Cunningham who signed up to be additional duty safety support.” accomplish the mission,” Kang said.
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News & Notes

New Scam Stealing Identities


Consumer Affairs claims a new scam
surfaced recently on the internet with the
intent of stealing identities and personal in-
formation. The scammer claims to be ‘veri-
fied by Visa’. The scammer sends a phish-
ing e-mail asking recipients to register their
Visa cards in a program, which ensures the
card’s security. Although Verified by Visa is
a legitimate program, the link offered by the
scammer at the end of the email leads to a
different site where the sender’s informa-
tion is stolen. The return address on the e-
mail seems to pertain to Bank of America,
enroll@boa.com.

BOSS Halloween Party


Better Opportunities for Single and Unac-
companied Soldiers will hold a Halloween
party tomorrow following comedy show.
For more information call: 730-3424.

Gifts from the Home Front


Gifts from the home front can be sent to
deployed troops by logging on to www.
aafes.org or callling: 877-770-4438. The
gift certificates are sent to individual ser-
vice members or distributed to any service
member through the Aair Force Aid Society,
American Red Cross, Coalition to Salute
America’s Heroes, Fisher House, Navy-
Marine Corps Relief Society, Operation
Home front, Operation Interdependence or
the USO. “Gifts from the home front certifi-
cates can be redeemed at exchange facili-
2nd Lt. Jacqueline Evans of the 210th Fires Brigade rises to first place in the Operation Rising Star auditions held on USAG-Casey Oct.20.
ties worldwide.
— U.S. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham

Singing star chosen to represent USAG-RC


Area I and 2ID Celebrate
American Education Week
Area I/2ID personnel join educators around
the world in the celebration of American
Education Week from Nov. 11 - 17. The fo-
cus is on strengthening our resolve to edu- by Jim Cunningham do something similar to American Idol poise, personality, body control, enthusiasm,
cate America’s Soldier students to meet the USAG-RC Public Affairs throughout the Army.” polish of performance and the ability to
challenges of leadership today and tomor- For Operation Rising Star the Army communicate with the audience. They
row. For more information call: 732-7015. CASEY GARRISON—Tension was did just that. However, the Army’s version also look for style, originality, suitability
thick on the evening of Oct. 20 as three of the rules states that competitor’s must of selection, vocal enunciation and vocal
Volunteer Recognition
Ceremony
judges had the task to choose from six be active duty from any branch of service, interpretation.
The Army Community Services Volunteer Operation Rising Star competitors in the not be flagged or with Uniform Code of “Tonight we are selecting the one person
recognition Ceremony is scheduled for Oct. Army’s version of American Idol. Military Justice actions, can only compete who will represent us at the garrison level,”
30. For more information call: 730-3143. 2nd Lt. Jacqueline Evans from the 210th as a singer, no minimum or maximum age, Bradford said. “From there we will upload
Fires Brigade was selected after five of her and the contestant must be an amateur, not their video performance that is recorded
Halloween Party competitors wrestled with pitch and missed a professional performer for the military or tonight on to Army Knowledge Online. In
at Pear Blossom Cottage cues. Evans came on stage with confidence have a current managed recording career. the past, they actually flew the finalist back
The Halloween party at Pear Blossom Cot- that soon dissipated when her accompanying “There are 32 participating garrisons to the United States, but this year everyone
tage will be held Oct. 31 in Building S-16
recording malfunctioned. That did not deter throughout the Army,” Bradford said. “We in the Army can get online and vote for the
from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information call:
732-7168.
her from finishing her audition acappella in go through the same stages like American best performer.”
a restart allowed by the judges. Her decisive Idol. We start with an acappella round of The videos from top winners of each
Garrison Website victory was made with the rhythm and auditions, and only the three judges vote installation will compete in the first round
For more news and information, the weather blues hit Still I Rise made popular by singer to narrow the field. The second stage is the of competition where only judges vote.
forecast, heat index information and even a Yolanda Adams. The prize totaled $1,000; semifinals at the garrison level, where they The judges will select the top 12
community telephone book, visit the U.S. $500 to the first place winner and $500 to sing with a recorded accompaniment and performers to advance to the on-line
Army Garrison-Red Cloud website at http:// the winner’s unit funds. judges and the audience determine who finals. The web-viewing audience will then
ima.korea.army.mil/area1/sites/local. The judging trio, Denise James, director moves to the finals. Judges critique and determine the top six to advance to the
of Morale, Welfare and Recreation in score the performance. The audience votes final round.
USAG-RC Ration Control
Office Closure
USAG-RC, Ronald Freeman, entertainment by written ballot after all the performances The final round will be voted on by web
The Ration Control Office will be closed contractor for Night Life Entertainment, are completed and the judges have made viewing audiences only and the winning
Nov. 6 - 7 and will resume regular business and Fred Ware, business manager for MWR their critiques.” performer will be named the 2007 Military
hours Nov. 8. Ration Control has relocated USAG-Casey, selected Staff Sgt. Michael The audience vote counts for half of Rising Star and will win a cash prize of
to building S-225. For more information Carter of 4/7 Cavalry for 2nd prize, with the contestant’s final score and the judges $2,000. Second and third places will win
call: 732-6762. an award of $250, Spc. Christian Lemont of vote counts for the remaining half. There $1,000 and $500.
Headquarters, Headquarters Company 2X may be as many rounds of competition “Previously we had these events centered
Courageous Channel for third prize with an award of $100. as needed depending on the number of around block parties and other types
in November
“The popularity of American Idol, the contestants entered, but the installation of events where a lot of Soldiers would
Courageous Channel 07-02 will be held
Nov. 15-18 in the USAG-RC gym. Neo
television program in the United States, is event coordinators cannot exceed eight attend,” Bradford said. “We had a lot more
wardens will be checking NEO checklist for what spawned other similar singing contests, weeks, according to Bradford. participants, but we also had people that
verification and signatures. Persons with- but MWR has been sponsoring singing Judges criteria at the garrison level will be could not seriously sing and just wanted to
out a pro-mask (gas mask) should contact competitions for decades,” said Christopher the only time the competitors will be judged have fun on stage.
their NEO warden to obtain a memoran- Bradford, chief of business operations for from technical standards. They will be This year we started with serious and
dum to take to Camp Mobile to be issued a MWR. “There are many talented musicians listening for intonation, pitch, tonal quality talented Soldiers who could sing. So, it was
pro-mask. For more information call: 732- and singers in the armed forces. It seemed and range, as well as showmanship qualities less of a gong show and more like American
9142/6377. like a logical step for programming to such as use of theme, physical appearance, Idol.”
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The b-boy dancers had the crowd on their feet with their break dancing and acrobatics on stage at the concert Oct. 11.— U.S. Army Photo By Pfc. Phillip Turner, 2ID Public Affairs

Korean concert entertains Warriors at Red Cloud


by Pvt. Bo Park, Korean Fan Dance and Nongakdae, whose Bravo Battery, 6-37 Field Artillery. “It’s
2ID Public Affairs Office dances and instruments are rooted from great to hang out with fellow Soldiers and
the farming custom of celebrating a good have a good time, before the field exercise
RED CLOUD GARRISON—On the harvest. kicks in.”
cool evening of Oct. 11, the soccer field at Later in the evening, the stage got even “After this event, I am going to seek out
Camp Red Cloud was unusually crowded hotter with cheerleaders, the 2ID Show other musical events starting from local
with Soldiers. Rows of buses were parked band, b-boy dancers and Korean celebrity Uijeongbu Arts Centre to Seoul Arts Center
on the roads, colorful lights and fireworks pop stars such as Foxy, Taesabiae and Korean where I may engross myself in this beautiful
decorated the dark autumn sky and people version of pop idol winner, 8ight. culture,” Roy said.
chatting in groups added a lively vibe to the “I am thrilled to play tonight,” said Sgt.
camp. All this for the 2nd Infantry Division Michael Levero who plays a base guitar in
ROK/U.S. Friendship Concert. the 2ID Band. “We love to play on a big
Prior to its start, people were queuing stage for big audience.”
up to get drinks and hotdogs from the The Soldiers in the crowd jumped up
snack bar. from their chairs and danced along.
“I was told that the 2ID Rock band “These aren’t the things I get to see out
and fan dancers will be here tonight,” in the streets in Korea everyday, which is
said Pvt. Rick Volosky, Headquarters and why it’s so special,” said Spc. Tony Depetre,
Headquarters Troop, 4-7 Cavalry, who HHC, USAG Area I, who has been in Korea
came down from Camp Casey. “As I don’t for seven months.
get out too much off post, I am excited to The audience was also very diverse.
see tonight’s event.” Soldiers, Family members, civilians,
This annual event was sponsored by personnel from the Fire Department,
Gyeunggi-do Province. There were a wide Dining Facility employees and the CRC
variety of performers to meet everyone’s pizza delivery man were there.
taste. ‘Thank you’ and ‘Kamsahapnida’ were
“It is a great opportunity to learn Korean the words that were shared between Mr.
culture,” said Maj. Roger McDonald, who Kim Moon Soo, Governor of Gyunggi
has only been in Korea just over a week, province and Maj. Gen. James A. Coggin,
and is in the middle of in-processing at 2ID Commanding General. The host of the
the Warrior Readiness Center, soon to be show, Kim Sung Hyun, said that the Koreans
based at Headquarters and Headquarters feel much safer and more comfortable by the
Company, 2ID as the deputy Inspector US Army’s presence.
General. “I am more interested in traditional As the title of the event suggested,
Korean heritage rather than the scene at the evening played a big role in building
Korean fan dancers entertain the crowd who the Ville or more westernized customs. It friendship and providing a better Lead guitarist Sgt. Robert Gulley, 2ID Band,
gathered from across the peninsula for the is a good introduction of Korea for me, understanding of Korean culture according soulfully plays his Gibson guitar during a
Korean/U.S. Friendship Concert Oct. 11 at the personally.” to Capt. Tracy Roy from G3, HHC, 2ID. performance during the concert.— U.S. Army
CRC Soccer Field.— U.S. Army Photo By Pvt. The traditional part of the program “I am proud to see Korean culture Photo By Pfc. Phillip Turner, 2ID Public
McKenzie, 2ID Public Affairs included Korean traditional orchestra, displayed here,” said Pfc. Lee Eui Jong from Affairs
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Yongsan “Good Neighbor” initiatives make friends


Korean English
teachers visit
SAHS, garrison
by Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
Sgt. 1st Class Myra Watson (left) enjoys lunch
YONGSAN GARRISON — The with the Korean English teachers.
garrison hosted 55 Korean English teachers
for their first visit to Yongsan’s Seoul
American High School Oct 16.
As part of the U.S. Forces Korea Good
Neighbor Program, the visit gave Korean
English teachers an opportunity to learn
about the American school system.
“This event was to promote friendship
between the Korean community and the
U.S. military,” said U.S. Army Garrison- Jenifer Peterson (right) discusses life on
Yongsan Community Relations Officer An Yongsan Garrison with the Incheon teachers.
Chang-sin. “By inviting the people who
teach young students, we can strengthen
the relationship between two countries for
the future.”
Seoul American High School Principal
Robert Sennett welcomed the teachers to
SAHS and gave a brief orientation.
Seoul American High School Korean
Language teacher Yi Kyong then escorted
the teachers around the school to different
classrooms and facilities. SAHS Korean language teacher Yi Kyong (left) gives a tour to 55 Korean English teachers Oct. Garrison staff members and 55 English teach-
— See Teachers, Page 12 — 16 at the school. – Photos by Sgt. Jung Jae-hoon ers pose near Commiskey’s.

American MPs
form strong bonds
with Korean law
enforcement
By Cpl. Kim Sang-wook
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs

YONGSAN GARRISON — With bright


sunlight on a calm, autumn afternoon, more
than 20 Soldiers from the Joint Combined
Provost Marshal participated in the 2007
Friendship Team-Building Field Day
Oct. 15 at the Bupyeoung Korean Police
Comprehensive Academy near Incheon.
The small group of American Soldiers
played various sports activities with more
than 270 KPCA officers and employees
during the 5-hour program.
“This is part of the Good Neighbor
Program,” said U.S. Forces Korea Police
Liaison Officer Choe Ui-chun.
In order to avoid bad weather during
September and an escort mission in early
December, the friendship event was
rescheduled twice, Choe said. He also
said this kind of event would build a more
solid relationship between the two law
enforcement organizations.
“This kind of event not only builds a
friendship with the Republic of Korea allies,
but we are having fun also,” said U.S. Air
Top: Korea National Police Pfc. Han Kook- Force Lt. Col. David Briar. “I played soccer
won (left) and Pfc. Cho Yoon-sung and 14th with Korean officers and I had fun, although
Military Police Detachment Pfc. Hugo Godoy I am not good.”
sit together and watch the sports activities Briar said other Soldiers are also having
Oct. 15 at Bupyeoung Korean Police Com- fun with activities.
prehensive Academy near Incheon. The tight relationship between the two
forces started in 2005. This is the third such
Right: 14th Military Police Detachment Pfc. event. The event offered field day activities,
Richard Young (right) plays soccer with Kore- language class and martial art classes in each
an Police members during the day-long event. location.
– Photos by Cpl. Kim Sang-wook “Numerous events were held between the
— See MPs, Page 12 —
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News & Notes USFK Commander welcomes educators


Bomshel by Cpl. Kim Sang-wook
The Country duo “Bomshel” will perform a USAG-Yongsan MWR
free concert 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. at Col-
lier Field House. The doors open at 6 p.m. YONGSAN GARRISON — More
For information, visit http://www.bomshel. than 900 Department of Defense Schools
com. and international school educators from
throughout Korea gathered for the 2007
Reflective Vests Required Educator’s Day at Seoul American High
A reflective vest is required on any military School’s Falcon Gymnasium.
installation when biking, running or jogging The annual conference is an event that
any time of the day. Think Safety! gives teachers a rare opportunity to share
knowledge, widen relations and experience
Seoul USO Updates curriculums, instruction and assessments
The USO needs Virtues Volunteers. The with other school teachers in the region.
Virtues English Program allows active-duty Educator’s Day kicked off with a
servicemembers to volunteer two Satur- USFK Commander Gen. B.B. Bell welcomes more than 900 educators to a Yongsan conference Oct. 19
welcoming speech from U.S. Forces Korea
days per month (2nd and 4th Saturday). at Seoul American High School Gymnasium. – Photos by Cpl. Kim Sang-wook
Commander Gen. B.B. Bell and DoDDS
Being a volunteer for the Virtues English
officials.
classes will help to satisfy your Good
“We thank you for who you are and what
Neighbor Program requirement. For infor-
you do,” General Bell said. “We celebrate
mation, call 724-7781.
Tours: Oct. 20 – 21 Gyeongju overnight
your service at schools, sending graduates
tour; Oct. 27: Paintball & ATV Tour; Oct. 27 all over the world.”
- 28: Mount Soreok. Bell noted teachers’ achievements in
Discounted Concert Tickets: Megadeth, tutoring and mentoring students throughout
6:30 p.m. Oct. 28; Beyoncé, 7 p.m. Nov. generations.
9 – 10; Underworld 6 p.m. Nov. 17; Linkin During the ceremony, officials recognized
Park, 8 p.m. Nov. 30. Seoul American Elementary School Teacher
You can pick up a copy of the USO Aimee Guignon as the Teacher of the Year.
monthly calendar at the Main Exchange, “I want to say thank you to my SAES
Commissary, Dragon Hill Lodge, and Town faculty members,” Guignon said. “Today
House. Also, you can view the monthly is a great day with all teachers from schools The annual conference gives educators an opportunity to share knowledge and widen relations.
calendar at http://www.uso.org/korea. For all around from Korea to find out what classes with sessions about art and crafts, their old acquaintances with pleasure.”
information, call 724-7003. expertise others have and take to their sports activities and other general subjects Toth recommended that the schoolteachers
classrooms.” that are taught in schools. enjoy the rare opportunity to meet with each
Combined Federal Campaign Under the motto “Reaching and Teaching “This is a magnificent sight to have other during the conference.
Contribute to the Combined Federal Cam- Children,” the teachers had a unique approximately 900 teachers talking and “I’m having a lot of fun,” said Korea
paign through Nov. 30. See your unit rep- opportunity to attend demonstration walking in our the hallways,” said DoDDS International School Teacher Julie Lee.
resentative to contribute. For information, sessions with other teachers throughout Korea Superintendent Charlie Toth. “This “It is good to meet so many teachers from
call 723-2781 or online visit their Web site, the day. is a tremendous occasion for us. I hope that different schools and attend classes that
http://www.cfcoverseas.org.
Event organizers prepared more than 50 teachers can meet new people and renew other teachers conduct.”
Preschool Availabilities
Mustard Seed Christian Preschool has
Yongsan cast scratches ‘7-year itch’
openings for 3- and 4-year-olds at the by John Wood
South Post Chapel. For information, call USAG-Yongsan MWR
738-8503.
Marine Ball YONGSAN GARRISON — The Area Community Theatre,
The 232nd U.S. Marine Corps Birthday will Music and Theatre Branch is currently in rehearsal for “The Seven
be 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Sheradon Walker Year Itch,” by George Axelrod.
Hill Hotel. All ROK/U.S. servicemembers This romantic comedy was made famous by a film starring
(active-duty and retired), civilian employ-
Marilyn Monroe as “The Girl.” In the local production the girl is
ees, family members and guests are wel-
played by Michelle Outlaw and provides ample fuel for a middle
come. The dress is formal. Tickets are $65.
aged man’s (Richard Sherman played by Randy Koonse) fantasies.
Reservations are required. For information,
In fact, all of the women in Richard’s life are subjects of his
call 723-7228.
fantasies. Richard fantasizes that Miss Morris his stenographer,
Garrison Calendar (played by Jena Goetz) throws herself at him in the office. He
Connect to the Garrison Calendar from the fantasizes that Natasha, a Russian United Nations delegate (Galina
USFK Global by opening Calendar, select Duckworth) is disappointed that “all they did was swim” without
“Open a Shared Calendar,” type Yongsan, bathing costumes, that Elaine (Leandra Sutton) has been after him
click OK, select Yongsan again and click for two years. He imagines that a suave and sophisticated romance
OK. You can also view two Web versions of writer, (Ken Duckworth) has his own romantic designs on his wife
the community calendar from the Garrison Helen Sherman, played by Elda White. Add to this already zany
Web site at http://yongsan.korea.army.mil array of characters, a psychiatrist, Dr. Brubaker, played by Dave
For information, call 738-7354. White with his own uxoricidal fantasies, and you have a Broadway
comedy.
Holiday Craft Fair and Bazaar Performances are: 7 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 15, and 16
There will be a holiday craft fair and ba- Nov. 17 is Reggie’s Special Night at the theatre, so the show
zaar 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 at the will start at 6 p.m., giving the audience time to take their ticket
Seoul American High School Gymnasium. to Reggie’s after the show for a 10-percent discount on any single
For information, call 736-5473 or send e- sandwich or platter and nonalcoholic beverage.
mail to richkat@i-mnet.com. All performances are in the Moyer Theatre, Building 2259.
Tickets are on sale in the Moyer Music Room 1-9 p.m. Wednesday
Children’s Playgroups – Sunday. The cost is $3 in advance with a reserved seat. Tickets
Hannam Village Play Works meets 10-
purchased at the door are $5 and good for general seating.
11:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Hannam Vil-
The Music and Theatre Branch and Area Community Theatre
lage ACS Outreach Center and
always welcomes volunteers in most facets of theatre production,
Yongsan Wee Play Playgroup meets 10–
acting, singing, dancing and technical areas lighting, sound,
11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at School
Age Services, Bldg. 4211. For information,
painting, make-up and carpentry.Auditions for “A Christmas Carol”
Randy Koonse and Michelle Outlaw (she plays the Marilyn Monroe role called
call 738-5151. will be 6 p.m. Nov. 12-13 at the Moyer Theatre.
only The Girl). – Courtesy Photo
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Drug-free campaign raises community awareness


by Cpl. Kim Sang-wook Mitchell said EAP covers civilian
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs employees and Soldiers.
“We provide training for employees,
YONGSAN GARRISON — The supervisors and managers on recognizing
Yongsan Employee Assistance Program staff performance issues,” Mitchell said.
“deployed to the front lines” by setting up In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed
a drug and alcohol information booth Oct. an executive order mandating that all federal
17 at the Main Exchange to meet face-to- agencies be drug-free.
face with community members. According to the 2004 National Survey
The initiative is part of National Drug- on Drug Use and Health, more than 75
Free Work Week. percent of all adult illicit drug users are
E m p l o y e e A s s i s t a n c e Pr o g r a m employed full or part time.
Coordinator Vanessa Mitchell said she Mitchell also highlighted drunk driving
hopes to raise awareness by displaying awareness.
information posters and handing out “Civilians on-post have the privilege of
questionnaires to self-diagnose drug and driving, but there are drivers still drinking
alcohol usage. and driving,” she said.
“The purpose of the drug-free work If a community member is caught
week is also to help employers know when driving under the influence, their driver’s
their employees need help,” Mitchell said. license will be revoked for one year and
“Education is the most important part of reported back to the states. The offender
the program.” must also attend additional classes.
The event is sponsored by the Department “It reinforces how important it is to Employee Assistance Program Coordinator Vanessa Mitchell (right) informs Tara Hall (left) and
of Labor and Army Substance Abuse understand that alcohol and drugs are not Danielle Rodriguez about National Drug-free Work Week Oct. 17 at the Yongsan Main Ex-
Program. — See Drug-free, Page 12 — change. – U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Kim Sang-wook

Yongsan observes National School Bus Safety Week Garrison tracks


CFC contributions
YONGSAN GARRISON — School Bakameyer said he wants to remind
safety officials spent a couple of hours drivers that school is in session, to stay alert
Thursday at the Main Exchange lobby for pedestrians in crosswalks and look out
YONGSAN GARRISON — Garrison
hoping to raise community awareness for children riding bicycles.
officials are tracking participation in the
about National School Bus Safety Week. National School Bus Safety Week is
Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas.
“We let people know some statistics an active and evolving public education
“By reporting back to the community, we hope to encourage
and the basic rules,” said Yongsan program designed to promote school
even more participation,” said USAG-Yongsan Human Resources
Transportation Operations Specialist Ken bus safety, according to the National
Director Steven Carpenter.
Bakameyer. “Let’s get to school without Association for Pupil Transportation Web
As of Monday, 20 percent of USAG-Yongsan had been contacted
any injuries. site. “It’s an excellent way for everyone
with $67,607.85 donated.
Bakameyer said they had “Barney the - parents, students, teachers, motorists,
“We’re on target to exceed our expectations,” he said. “People can donate
Bus” present to capture the attention of school bus operators, school administrators,
to a worthy charity and know their money is going to a good cause.”
younger children. and other interested parties – to join forces
Carpenter said people can make Yongsan a better place by
“Barney is a robotic bus that is a big hit and address the importance of school bus
donating to Family Support and Youth Programs. “
with the kids,” he said. safety,” according to the site.
All you have to do is choose “FSYP” on your pledge card,” he said.
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Fall and winter safety


must be a priority

T
his week I want to talk about requirements are accomplished for all
something that should always be a USAG-Yongsan personnel:
priority: Safety! Winter Driving
U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan’s fall and Cold Weather Injury Prevention
winter safety training summarizes the Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention
seasonal hazards we face while serving in When necessary, training should be
the Republic of Korea. conducted in both English and Hangul to
Our “Fall and Winter Safety Guide” ensure all personnel fully understand the
addresses preventive measures we must take content of the training.
to safeguard the well-being of our Soldiers, I expect commanders and supervisors
Civilians and Family Members. to brief their personnel on safety awareness
Additionally, familiarize yourself with before the onset of the fall and winter
8th U.S. Army and U.S. Forces Korea season.
Winter Safety Campaign Web site. You I would also hope as a community
can access this information through links member you take the time to read through
at the Garrison Web site (http://yongsan. our guide to prepare yourself for what to
korea.army.mil). expect this fall and winter.
The safety procedures and countermeasures This is a critical time of the year to be
set forth in the Garrison guide are organized thinking about safety. Our goal is to be
by specific topic areas. accident-free.
Commanders and supervisors must Let’s remember “people first” and “safety
familiarize themselves with this guide and always” as we have a safe and enjoyable fall
have a thorough understanding of individual and winter.
responsibilities. The PDF guide is available If you have any questions, or need to get
for download at the Garrison Web site. training resources, please contact USAG-
Commanders and supervisors will Yongsan Safety Officer Russell Obey at
ensu re that these special training 738-4643.

Teachers Continued from page 9


Most of the Korean teachers said they “I saw lots of smiles and laughter,” said
were impressed by the advanced school Deputy Garrison Commander Don Moses.
materials and facilities. “That’s a good sign for a good relationship
“I was surprised to see so many energetic between our two nations.”
students at class,” said Korean English “This was a great opportunity for all
teacher Seo Ji-yeon. “Korean students are of us to see what America is like,” said
always stressed out, so not many of them Incheon Educational Training Institute
enjoy class as the American students do.” Team Manager Chong Yun-hui. “We
Later, the teachers ate lunch at enjoyed our time here.”
Commiskey’s Restaurant with some of the The teachers concluded their visit with a
USAG-Yongsan staff members. bus tour of Yongsan Garrison.

MPs Continued from page 9 PAID ADVERTISING


two organizations,” Choe said. “The U.S. and workers are happy to invite the U.S.
police provide language programs and invite Soldiers.”
the Koreans onpost for receptions and the After a short kickoff ceremony, Soldiers
KPCA gives us Tae Kwon Do programs.” were sorted into four groups of Korean
Other KPCA officials expressed the Police teams and fought as one.
positive impact of the Good Neighbor “I think it was good to learn cultural
Program. differences overall,” said 14th Military Police
“The relationship between KPCA and Detachment Pfc. Hugo Godoy. “It was fun
U.S. military police is very crucial,” said to play Korean field games together as one
KPCA Principal Kim Suk-gi. “Our officers team.”

Drug-free Continued from page 11


good for the body,” said Danielle Rodriguez. Yongsan ASAP Web page,” Mitchell said.
“I am a teacher and we could start teaching The ASAP Web page is located at http://
about drug abuse at an early age.” yongsan.korea.army.mil (look under “More
Rodriguez said she will educate children Links).
to realize how bad substance abuse could For information on the drug-free
affect their lives. campaign, call 736-3295 or visit Building
“You can also diagnose yourself at the 5216 next to Collier Field House.
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Hovey Death Sentence We Own the Night Superbad Mr. Bean’s Holiday We Own the Night Superbad The Invasion
730-5412 (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (G) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.

Kunsan The Game Plan Mr. Bean’s Holiday (G) Death Sentence No Show No Show No Show We Own the NIght
782-4987 (PG) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 9 p.m.

The Kingdom — (Jaime Foxx, The Heartbreak Kid — (Ben Stiller) Superbad — (Seth Rogen, Michael The Game Plan — (Dwayne ‘The Mr. Bean’s Holiday— (Rowan
Jennifer Garner) A team of U.S. Single and indecisive, Eddie begins Cera)Two co-dependent high school Rock’ Johnson, Roselyn Sanchez) Atkinson, Willem Dafoe) In his latest
counter-terrorism investigators set dating the incredibly sexy and guys want to hook up with girls before A story centered around a rugged misadventure, Mr. Bean – the nearly
out to find the perpetrators behind seemingly fabulous Lila. Upon the they graduate and go off to different superstar quarterback Joe Kingman, wordless misfit who seems to be
a deadly attack on Americans in a urging of his father and best friend, colleges, but, after a calamitous night whose Boston-based team is chasing followed by a trail of pratfalls and
Middle Eastern country. In order to Eddie proposes to her after only just trying to buy alcohol for a school a championship. A ‘serial bachelor’, hijinks – goes on holiday to the French
work through the bureaucracy and a week, fearing this may be his party, overcoming their separation Kingman is living the ultimate fantasy: Riviera and becomes ensnared in
cultural hostility, the team enlists last chance at love, marriage, and anxiety becomes a greater challenge he’s rich, famous and the life of the a European adventure of cinematic
.a local police officer, but still finds happiness. However, while on their than getting the girls. Rated R (crude/ party. But this dream is suddenly proportions. Tired of the dreary, wet
itself target for the terrorists. Rated R honeymoon in sunny Mexico, Lila sexual content, language, drinking, sacked for a loss when he discovers London weather, Bean packs up his
(violence, language) 122 minutes reveals her true beyond-awful nature drug use, fantasy/comic violent the 7-year-old daughter he never suitcase and camcorder to head to
and Eddie meets Miranda, the woman image) 114 minutes knew he had--the product of a final Cannes for some sun on the beach.
he realizes to be his actual soul mate. fling he had, years prior, before But his trip doesn’t go as smoothly as
Eddie must keep his new, increasingly parting ways with his young wife. he had hoped when the bumbling Bean
horrid wife at bay as he attempts to Rated PG (thematic elements) falls face first into a series of mishaps
woo the girl of his dreams. Rated R 107minutes and fortunate coincidences, far-fetched
(strong sexual content, crude humor enough to make his own avant-garde
and language) 120 minutes film. Rated G 88 minutes

Long The Kingdom (R) No Show Rush Hour 3 Stardust No Show No Show No Show
721-3407 6:45 p.m. (PG13) 6:45 p.m. (PG13) 6:45 p.m.
Osan 30 Days of Night 30 Days of Night Superbad Superbad Superbad Superbad TBA
784-4930 (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m.
Red Cloud We Own the Night Illegal Tender Superbad Death Sentence Mr. Bean’s Holiday No Show 30 Days of Night
732-6620 (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (G) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m.
Stanley Death Sentence Superbad Superbad Mr. Bean’s Holiday No Show 30 Days of Night Illegal Tender
732-5565 (R) 6 p.m. (R) 7p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (G) 7 p.m. (R) 7p.m. (R) 7 p.m.

30 Days of Night 30 Days of Night 30 Days of Night Superbad Superbad Death Sentence Death Sentence
Yongsan I (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m.

Are We Done Yet Mr. Bean’s Holiday Mr. Bean’s Holiday Bourne Ultimatum Bourne Ultimatum Stardust Stardust
Yongsan II (PG) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m.

Yongsan III Stardust Mr. Bean’s Holiday Mr. Bean’s Holiday Illegal Tender Illegal Tender War War
738-7389 (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m.
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Area IV Worship Services


Protestant Services
Retreating into God’s love:
Collective Sunday
Sunday
1000
1030
Camp Carroll
Camp Walker
Solitude can offer an unexpected spiritual retreat
for those seeking an escape from life’s ‘noise’
Sunday 1030 Camp Henry
Sunday 1245 Camp Walker
Sunday 1300 Camp Carroll
by Chaplain (Maj.) Dale A. Code goes: “Know God—know peace. No God—no peace.”
Church of Christ 1700 Camp Walker 210th FIRES Brigade Spiritual renewal requires us to be quiet long enough to
Collective Friday 1900 Camp Walker hear God’s voice. To do this, we need to get away from

T
Korean Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll he discipline of solitude is a great way of revi- the hustle and bustle of life and still our hearts before
Korean Wednesday 1830 Camp Walker the Lord, then we will (hear) His voice in the silence.
talizing our spiritual strength. Although many
Korean Thursday 1100 Camp Hialeah
people dislike, disdain, and even despise the Sometimes we will even hear Him say, “Peace, be still,
Catholic Mass thought of being alone, when we take the time to be and know that I am God.”
Saturday 1700 Camp Walker secluded we will discover that it pays great dividends. The mountains of Korea can also provide time for us
Sunday 0900 Camp Walker Mountains are great places to be secluded. to seclude ourselves from the distracters of this world.
Sunday 1130 Camp Carroll Have you discovered that here in Korea, you can find As we go high into the mountains, and become secluded
from the distracters of our world, the more in touch
Additional Programs with God we are.
Bible and Bagels “And when we climb these hills and Not only do the mountains of Korea provide us with
Tuesday 0630 Camp Walker Chapel Annex opportunities to seclude ourselves, they also encourage
Protestant Women of the Chapel mountains, we notice that the higher we go,
us to find strength in God. Through seclusion, God
Tuesday 0930 Walker Chapel Sanctuary
Korean Bible Study
the quieter it becomes. And the quieter it will reveal His majesty and power. To really be “Army
Strong”, we need to be spiritual strong. One such place
Tuesday 1030 Walker Chapel Annex becomes, the closer we get to God.”
Catholic Women of the Chapel that we can find seclusion and rest is the Religious
Saturday 1000 Walker Fellowship Hall Retreat Center. It is located on Namsan Mountain in
Church of Christ Bible Study Chaplain (Maj.) Dale A. Code Seoul. Just ask your Chaplain for directions!
Wednesday 1900 Walker Fellowship Hall 210th FIRES Brigade The Eighth U.S. Army Religious Retreat Center:
Ladies Prayer Meeting The RRC is located halfway up Namsan Mountain in
Monday 1400 Camp Carroll Chapel Sanc. Seoul. It has facilities for 57 overnight lodgers, a dining
many mountain tops that are wonderful places to find
Contemporary Bible Study
spiritual strength? The Bible says, “I will look unto facility with waitress service, chapel, three conference
Tuesday 1900 Camp Carroll Chapel Annex
the hills from whence cometh my help” (Psalms 121). rooms, dayroom, and recreational facilities. The RRC
USAG - Chaplains If you are like me, it is often difficult to escape the can accommodate 210 daytime Spiritual Fitness
Chaplain (Maj.) Edward Martin, cacophony of competing noises. However(,) when (we) participants. The RRC operates under the motto of
Edward.martin@korea.army.mil, DSN 768-5455 look unto the hills, we will find help and strength in “Relaxation and Inspiration” for everyone who enters our
Chaplain (Capt.) Byung Min, God. And when we climb these hills and mountains, gates. The facilities and resources assist the commander
Justin.k.min@korea.army.mil, DSN 765-8991 we notice that the higher we go, the quieter it becomes. and chaplain in addressing specific challenging issues in
And the quieter it becomes, the closer we get to God. the unit. The types of programs are limited only by the
And when this happens, we find renewal. As the slogan imagination of the command.
IMCOM-K • PAGE 16
http://imcom.korea.army.mil FEATURE THE MORNING CALM

Fire Prevention Week: Practice your escape plan


by Jim Cunningham
USAG-RC Public Affairs

RED CLOUD GARRISON—Fire


Prevention Week was held Oct. 7 through
13 with celebrations not only at USAG-
Red Cloud but in the Province of Kyonggi
where they began a month of fire prevention
training Oct. 8.
“Fire Prevention Week is a very exciting
time for fire departments around the
country,” said John Cook, USAG-Red
Cloud fire chief. “This year was exceptionally
good for us and Kyonggi Province because
we started our Fire Prevention programs
almost simultaneously. Kyonggi Province
began their Fire Prevention Month at Seoul
Land.”
The governor of Kyonggi Province,
Kim, Mun Su, gave special emphasis to
the relationship USAG-Red Cloud Fire
Department and the Kyonggi Province Fire
Departments share.
“Governor Kim gave us special recognition
during the ceremony,” Cook said. “He wants
the relationship to continue.” John Cook (left), fire chief USAG-RC, and Kim, Mun Su, governor of the Kyonggi province, operate a fire pump from a century ago at the Fire
The week-long celebration at USAG-Red Prevention Festival held at Seoul Land Park in Seoul.—U.S. Army Photo By Kim, Chin Su.
Cloud featured fire escape plans.
“Our theme this year is ‘Practice Your
Escape Plan,’” Cook said. “It is very
important for everyone to have an escape
plan in case of fire.”
The Fire Department suggests occupants
of a home draw a floor plan, which is a map
showing every room, every door, and every
window. The family should sit down and
talk about the two best ways to get out of
each room. Pick a meeting place outside the
home and tell everyone to go there as soon
as they have escaped a fire.
“Just having a plan is not good enough,”
Cook said. “The whole family should
practice the plan together.” Everyone should
go to the room where they sleep. A grownup
should sound the smoke alarm. Everyone
should then follow the escape plan, get
out of the building, and go directly to the
planned meeting place. The drill should be
practiced at least twice every year.
“If you do not have smoke alarms in your Sparky, the USAG-RC Fire Department mascot, sings for the children during the Fire Preven-
home, make sure to install them,” Cook tion week ceremony held on USAG-RC.—U.S. Army Photo By Kim, Chin Su.
said. “Make sure you can hear the sound
of the smoke alarms when you are in any
room. Also, make sure you know the fire
department’s telephone number.”
T h e Ky o n g g i Fi re D e p a r t m e n t
collaborated with the USAG-Red Cloud
Fire Department in giving demonstrations
of their fire equipment and one very special
exhibit.
“They provided a ‘Home Escape
Simulation Training’ truck,” Cook said.
“The children and adults went through the
truck to find out what it is like to escape a
fire in the home.”
Not only did the local fire department
share their trucks and equipment with
everyone at Red Cloud, they also gave fire
prevention lectures in the Korean language
for all the people who live off post and all
the children at the exhibit.
“We ran the fire prevention poster
contest with the two local international Sparky, the Dalmation mascot of USAG-RC
schools,” Cook said. “We are having those Fire Department, gets frisky with Chief Cook
posters judged at the Pear Blossom Cottage, during the demonstrations at Fire Safety
and we are going to follow up with a trip to Week held on USAG-RC Oct. 8.—U.S. Army John Cook (middle) USAG-RC fire chief, describes the equipment that the Firefighters are
the schools to award special certificates. Photo By Kim, Chin Su. wearing during Fire Prevention Week held on USAG-RC.—U.S. Army Photo By Kim, Chin Su.
IMCOM-K • PAGE 18
http://imcom.korea.army.mil MWR THE MORNING CALM

Bomshel coming to an MWR Events

installation near you


Home for the holidays
MWR has teamed up with U.S. Airline Alli-
ance to give one winner a chance to make
it home for the holidays. MWR organizes
—USAG-Y— the program annually to show Soldiers and

Flag Football
Bomshel duo Civilians stationed in Korea their apprecia-
tion. The winner will be announced at the
UNC HG 30
41st Sig 28
94th MP
18th Med
28
14
blogs about USAG Humphreys Spooky Hollow Oct. 31.
You do not have to be present to win. For
41st Sig 30 Navy 12 Fort Benning information call DSN 723-3730.
UNV HG 8 524th MI 0
performance Bomshel Concert
All performances are open to ID card hold-
Fall Softball ers and are free of charge. For more infor-
Suslak 7 Embassy 1 Yes, chivalry does still exist. mation, contact your local MWR Entertain-
Suslak 14 18th Med 1 At least at the Fort Benning ment Office or DSN 723-3749.
CRUS 11 18th Med 8 military base in Columbus, Ga. Schedule for performances in Korea:
CRUS 14 Kanakas 4 Chivalry, bravery, and integrity. 7p.m.; Oct. 26 Yongsan Garrison, Collier
Kanakas 10 Sockor 9 Bomshel was honored to perform Field House, 7p.m. ; Oct. 27 Camp Casey,
along with Montgomery Gentry Hanson Field House, 7p.m. ; Oct. 28 Camp
for thousands of Soldiers after Walker, Gym, 7p.m.
10 K Roadrace
72 participants ran Oct. 20. many weeks of extensive boot-
camp style training. This was $30,000 High School Scholarship
High school students have the opportu-
Intramural Soccer Tourney to be the first day the Soldiers
nity to compete in the annual audio essay
8th Army 5 USAGY 0 were allowed to refrain from competition and win thousands of dollars in
endless pushups and encouraged scholarships, a trip to Washington, D.C., as
Both teams will compete in the Eighth to participate in the Bomshel well as dozens of other awards. Students
Army Tournament at Camp Carroll Stomp! compete by writing and then recording a
We were aware that prior three-to-five minute audio essay express-
to our arrival, the big question ing their views of this year’s theme “My
Upcoming Events: Role in Honoring America’s Veterans”.
on many of their minds
was....”Bomshel who?” Being a For more information, contact the Voice of
5K Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at Democracy Chairman at VFW Post # 8180
Collier Field House new country act, with such a Bomshel is currently performing at military installations
at vfwpost8180@yahoo.com
name, we certainly hoped they throughout Korea. For performace schedule, see MWR
USAGY Intramural Flag Football Tour- weren’t eager for pin-up girls. Events sidebar. — Photo courtesy of MWR Student Savings Bond
nament Oct. 26-28 at Lombardo Field If the name wasn’t enough to Students in grades 6-8 in this area have
perplex them, perhaps the rumble of our weeks of training, their lives had changed the opportunity to compete in the VFW’s
Preseason Men’s and Women’s Post tour bus, sporting lightning bolts, Tequila forever. They were standing tall with more annual essay competition and win thou-
Level Basketball Tourney 2-4 Nov. at sands of dollars in U.S. Savings Bonds and
Roseand very high hair let them know that strength and pride than any of us can begin
Collier Field House a trip to be honored at the VFW and Ladies
Bomshel, whoever they were, had arrived! to imagine. Many shared sentiments of
Clouds filled the afternoon air and we were missing their loved ones. It was each of Auxiliary Community Service Conference.
USAGY Postseason Fall Softball Students are invited to write a 300-400-
Tourney Nov. 3-4 at the 4 Plex concerned that the show might be canceled them facing the reality that they may be
word essay on this year’s theme: “Why I
as a result of rain, but kept our fingers deployed to unfamiliar, brutal territory. am an American Patriot”. Deadline for stu-
–USAG-RC– crossed. As it got closer to show time, we Some expressed concerns that with the war dent entries is Nov. 1. For more informa-
could hear the Soldiers as they walked in Iraq being so unpopular, they feared the tion, contact the local VFW Post # 8180 at
Tae Kwon Do Championships toward the field. Occasionally, we heard a nation would direct outrage onto them vfwpost8180@yahoo.com
Blue/Below Heavyweight Semi-Final: loud chant, “HOOAH” in a loud unison. personally. But these young men were proud
Spc. Matthew Russell Calling All Photographers
We hoped this was a good thing. to be serving their country and ready to do
Black Middleweight Semi-Final: Submissions for the All Army Digital Pho-
PV2 Yeo, Jin Ho
From the moment we set foot onto the what would be asked of them. Regardless
stage, the applause was overwhelming. It of any political stances, it is our hope that tography Contest mey be submitted through
Blue/Below: Lightweight Final: Nov. 30. The 2007 theme is Army Values.
Spc. Kyle Jenschke was apparent that these folks were ready to the one lesson Americans learned from
The contest is entirely web-based. To enter,
Blue/Below Middleweight Final: leave their physical and emotional stresses Vietnam was to separate the war from the fill out the application (PhotoApp). Log onto
Cpt. Arthur Rutnarak behind and were ready to celebrate music, warriors. And these Soldiers were training https://artscrfts.fmwrc.army.mil to submit
Blue/Below Super Heavyweight Final: freedom they were fighting so hard for. Then to be warriors. And gentlemen. They shook your entry. An AKO account is required to
PV2 Robert Gott came the most wonderful moment of the our hands and thanked us wholeheartedly verify eligibiility. For more information, con-
Red/Brown Middleweight Final: evening thus far. We began to perform our for being there to support them. You betcha tact your local arts and crafts center or call
Sgt. Zeus Inocencio DSN: 723-8510.
current single The Power Of One, which we these big haired bomshels will support
Red/Brown Exhibition:
SSgt. Caspar Savang
dedicated to the Soldiers. All of the sudden, them. We will continue to be there to bring
it began to rain. The most beautiful rain music to their hearts as our small gesture of Recruit the Recruiter Briefing Schedule:
Red/Brown Heavyweight Final: Camp Casey – Oct. 29 at 1 p.m., Casey
Sgt. 1st Class James Mathis we had ever seen. It fell gracefully from the thanks for the enormous sacrifice they are
Theater; Camp Red Cloud – Oct. 31 at 1
Red/Brown Super Heavyweight Final: sky and nobody ever considered running making for us. These men were handsome, p.m., Red Cloud Theater; Camp Hum-
Baldemar Hernandez for cover. Everyone was drenched but we ohhhh, were phreys – Nov. 2 at 1 p.m., Theater; K16
Black Lightweight Final: just sang louder and the Soldiers cheered as They handsome...courageous and...did I – Nov. 5 at 1 p.m., Community Activities
PV2 Lee, Sang Min if they had been thirsty for weeks. (which say handsome? Living in a day and age where Center; Yongsan – Nov. 6 at 1 p.m., 18th
Black Super Heavyweight Final: they very well might have been....) It was it is hard pressed to find a man that will still MEDCOM Hospital; Yongsan – Nov. 7 at 1
Pfc. Erik Strecker p.m., ACS Bldg. 4106 For more informa-
somehow sacred, and symbolically unified open the car door for a lady, it was refreshing
Blue/Below Heavyweight Final: tion, contact Sgt. First Class Gott at Jo-
Spc. Matthew Russell
us all. It was a reminder that we are in this to hear, “Thank you so very much, ma’am.”
together. We hoped that at that moment, Yes, chivalry does still exist. At least at the seph.Gott@usarec.army.mil
Black Middleweight Final:
PV2 Yeo, Jin Ho the Soldiers realized that we didn’t care Fort Benning military base. And to all of
AAFES Disney Sweepstakes
that our make-up was running down our the United States Soldiers, service men and Now through Dec. 24, exchange shoppers
Warrior Country Wrestling faces and our once perfectly placed high women, we thank you. can enter to win the “Disney Sweepstakes”
Champonship hair resembled that of sheep dogs after a at BX/PX locations worldwide. No purchase
bath. The show concluded and we set up a Performance schedule: is necessary to enter and entrants do not
Class: Champ: booth where we would sign autographs and Catch the remaining shows of the dynamic country- have to be present to win. The only require-
152 lbs Pfc. Ryan Padilla meet the Soldiers. The rain subsided, but duo “Bomshel”. Known for the hits songs “Bomshel ment to enter is a military identification card
167 lbs Spc. Roderick Walker
the emotion of that magical moment was Stomp” and “Power of One”, the lively singers are authorizing contestants to shop at AAFES
182 lbs SSgt. Jeffery Duncan
187 lbs 2 Lt. Anthony Dunkin
replaced with the humbling opportunity of sure to please. (see entry forms for complete details).
The “Disney Sweepstakes” drawing will
213 lbs Pfc. Christopher Reid looking into the eyes of these remarkable Oct. 26, Yongsan, Collier Field House, 7p.m.
take place in February 2008.
275 lbs 2 Lt. James Hollis young men. It is impossible to express in Oct. 27, Cp. Casey, Hanson Field House, 7p.m.
words all that we saw in their eyes. In the Oct. 28, Cp. Walker, Gym, 7p.m.
AREA III
OCTOBER 26, 2007
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Humphreys Transformation Continues:


New $17 million barracks open on MP Hill
come to Korea.” and dryers and a community kitchen on walk.”
by Andre Butler
The building is one of many new projects each floor. All rooms are fully furnished “This is an outstanding state of the art
USAG-H Public Affairs Office
that are scheduled to open this fall and with beds, dressers, desks, microwaves and facility,” said 1st Sgt. Elvin Thompson,
winter at USAG Humphreys. refrigerators. Company C, 602nd Aviation Support
H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N —
The new structure provides Soldiers with “It’s a really nice building,” said Spc. Battalion first sergeant.
Officials at USAG Humphreys held a ribbon
a variety of elements that do not exist in the Charlotte Reyes, the Training NCO for “We are taking care of our Soldiers the
cutting ceremony to open a new barracks on
older facilities. 602nd Aviation Support Battalion and a way they should be,” he said.
MP Hill Oct. 19.
“Today is especially great because we’re resident of the new facility.” “They deserve it.”
This new facility, which took two years
opening a new home for our Soldiers here Everything is better here,” she said. Thompson said, “if you give a Soldier
to construct, is part of the transformation
on MP Hill -- what a home it is,” said Col. “The rooms are bigger and we have more a good place to eat and sleep their morale
taking place at Humphreys and is worth
John E. Dumoulin, Jr, USAG Humphreys living space overall.” will go up.”
$17 million.
commander. The distance in relation to Soldier’s “Mail is another important factor,” he
“We are very impressed with the facility
“As you go through it, after this ceremony, living quarters and working areas was also said. “You want an outstanding facility to
and its design,” said Lt. Col. Mike Neaverth,
take time to look at the thoughtful touches a consideration when developing the USAG go with outstanding Soldiers,” Thompson
U.S. Corps of Engineers Far East District,
that were added to make the lives of our Humphreys Transformation Master Plan. said. Dumoulin agrees with the 602nd first
deputy commander.
Soldiers better,” he said. The idea is to design facilities that are within sergeant.
“This is all part of our dedication to
Dumoulin said the new facility offers walking distance from the Soldier’s jobs. “This is what ‘World-Class Customer
upgrading our Soldier’s quality of life,” he
Soldiers a mud room where they can clean “Right now, I live about 15 or 20 minutes Service’ is all about -- providing the best
said. “More importantly, it is a tribute to
off their field gear after returning from from work -- depending on the bus schedule possible quality of life to all who live, work
our collective resolve to the future to provide
training exercises. and traffic,” Reyes said. and play at [USAG Humphreys],” said
the best for all those Soldiers who are yet to
The barracks also have a lot more washers “But now my job is a 15 to 20 yard Dumoulin.

Community Alert:
Hot Water Outages
USAG Humphreys – There are hot
water outages scheduled for residents in
the 700 Area Buildings for October and
November from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oct. 29, 2007


Zone I – 744, 755
As seen above, the new barracks are only feet
Nov. 2, 2007
away from 602nd Aviation Support Battalion. Zone II – 745, 746, 747, 748, 750, 751, 752
(right) Spc. Charlotte Reyes, Training NCO for
Company A, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, Nov. 8, 2007
pose for a photo in her new room on MP Hill Zone II – 746, 747, 752
at USAG Humphreys. The barracks have eight
floors and 332 Soldier’s rooms and 464 total Nov. 16, 2007
rooms. — U.S. Army Photos By Andre Butler. Zone III – 749, 756, 758, 759, 760

USAG Humphreys adds bollards as part of barrier’s plan


by Andre Butler Teague, USAG Humphreys Force Protection
USAG-H Public Affairs Office coordinator.
“As the installation transforms and we
H U M P H R EY S G A R R I S O N — continue renovating the existing portions
Recently, members of the USAG-Humphreys of USAG Humphreys, the bollards will be
force protection team spearheaded a replaced with [natural landscaping] in the
$255,000 project to install 1000 bollards future.” Teague said.
that would provide security and safety zones Teague also said this plays a very important
throughout post. role in making USAG Humphreys a safe and
The project is part of Humphreys’ barrier great place to work, live and play.
plan established to fulfill a Department “Installation Management Command
of Defense requirement for certain areas Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Robert
to have standoff distance from roads and Wilson, has stated that our number one
parking areas. priority on IMCOM installations is
“Historically, the barrier plan would protecting the population,” said Teague.
require the use of thousands of yellow and “USAG Humphreys takes that mission
black jersey barriers to accomplish what is very seriously, and has the best antiterrorism
required by the DoD standard,” said Jeffery program in IMCOM,” he said.
M. Thomas, USAG Security Division “Having an effective barrier plan allows
chief. us to meet Lt. Gen. Wilson’s intent as
“The main reason we chose this well as provide a safe environment for our
particular bollard is because of its protective community.”
capabilities,” said Jefferson. Teague continued, “this is all part of
However, the bollards aren’t the final USAG Humphreys efforts to provide
resolution for these safeguards. ‘World-Class Customer Service,’” the motto
“These bollards are intended to be an set forth by Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr.,
interim measure of protecting the USAG United States Army Garrison Humphreys
Humphreys placed bollards as part of barrier plan. — U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Im, Suk-chun. Humphreys population,” said Edmond F. commander.
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News & Notes HAES students celebrate history


USAG Humphreys Road Closure
A section of Freedom Road will be closed Local school kids
from Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. through 5 a.m., Oct.
29, 2007. The section running from the
curve prior to the quarry gate to the begin-
honor patriots
ning of Perimeter Road will be shut down by Diane Hobler
for repaving. There will be no vehicle traffic
HAES Librarian
access through quarry gate during this time.
Pedestrians may still use quarry gate.
HUMPHREYS GARRISON — If you
Additional USAG Humphreys visited Humphreys American Elementary
Road Closure School’s sixth grade class last week, you
A section of Perimeter Road will be closed might have bumped into Muhammad
from Oct. 29 at 4 p.m. through 5 a.m., Dec. Ali, observed President Thomas Jefferson
18, 2007.The section running from the chatting with Rosa Parks or seen Mary
curved intersection from Bldg. S-2055 to Cassatt discussing art with Betsy Ross and
Bldg. S-1016 will be shut down for repav-
Sir Isaac Newton.
ing. For more information contact Andre
Penon at 753-6671.
Have our sixth graders perfected a time
machine?
CDC Teacher Needed No.
Child and Youth Services, Child Devel- But they have transformed themselves
opment Center is currently looking for a into historical figures as part of a literature
qualified teacher to teach brand new Pre- study focused on biographies and
Kindergarten class, ages 4-5. Hours will be autobiographies.
from 8 a.m - 5 p.m with classroom hours To prepare for their performances, each (above) President and Rough Rider Theodore
being 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Salary is $13.12-
student selected and read a biography or Roosevelt (aka Alex Brink) explains his impor-
$15.69 per hour. Great benefits package, tance in American history.
including medical, dental, 401K and COLA.
autobiography of a famous person and
wrote a report. (upper right) Mia Hamm (aka Sydney Salter)
Qualifications: Possess and maintain one explains how her many successes on the soc-
of the following: Child Development Associ- Students also prepared costumes,
brought props or created posters related to cer field have helped promote women’s sports
ate, Army School Age Credential (Boys and
Girls of Club America) or Army Practicum, their person. and inspire girls and young women to aim for
Possess AA degree with major emphasis Sixth grade teacher Buddy Leavitt was and achieve high goals.
in childcare. Preferred: Possess BA/BS pleased with the variety of important
degree with a major emphasis on ECE, El- individuals the students chose including (below) Seamstress and Patriot Betsy Ross,
ementary Education, Child Development,
politicians, authors, social activists, athletes, Impressionist Artist Mary Cassatt, Inventors
Home Economics or Special Education. Orville and Wilbur Wright and Aviation Pioneer
explorers, aviators, scientists, actors and
inventors. Amelia Earhart are some of America’s favorites.
Oktober, Fall Festival (from left to right in order of the above named
USAG Humphreys will hold Oktober and Leavitt organized this project so that
these historical figures became not just individuals) Hope McMahan, Patricia Keglovitz,
Fall Festival activities behind the USO. The
event will be Oct. 27 starting at Noon. names and facts written in a book, but Thomas Bain, Matthew Collins and Nicole Mug- While waiting to give their presentations, two
There will be food, games, a pumpkin living, dynamic individuals the students nano) pose for a photo before their presenta- important Native American women, Guide
patch, photos, face painitng and tons of fun could relate to and be inspired by. tions. — Photos By Diane Hobler. and Explorer Sacagawea (aka Kayla Pick-
for the children. USO wants you to come Although students were initially nervous ett) and Jamestown Settlement’s friend and
with the HAES community.
out and enjoy this year’s celebration.
about presenting to an audience, their big Teachers, parents and students also enjoyed supporter, Pocahontas (aka Ella Labarrete)
Virtues Volunteers needed at the USO
smiles afterwards revealed how much they learning from these presentations. relaxed together. What an interesting conver-
Korea enjoyed sharing their knowledge and talents Keep up the great work sixth graders. sation they must have had.
The Virtues English Program allows ac-
tive-duty service members to volunteer two
Saturdays per month (second and forth
Saturday). Being a volunteer for the Virtues
English classes will help to satisfy your
Good Neighbor Program requirement. For
more information, call Mi-Hwa and Minna
at 724-7781 DSN.

Industry Certification Offered


USAG Humphreys is the latest location
available to administer required industry
certification. There are tests offered for IT,
HR, and many other skills. The testing cen-
ter is located at the Area III DOIM in Bldg.
1272, Room 112. The center will be avail-
able for testing M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. To
schedule an exam call 754-3608.

U.S. Army Reservists Wanted


The 343rd Support Center, USAG Hum-
phreys, is seeking Soldiers interested in
continuing to serve in the U.S. Army Re-
serves. Train one weekend a month and
14 days in the summer and continue to re-
ceive many of the benefits of serving on ac-
tive duty. Contact Richard Scott, 753-8634,
ScottRW@korea.army.mil for additional
information.

Please send us Stories and Photos


To submit info for publishing in The Morn-
ing Calm Weekly, USAG Humphreys com-
mon pages, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598.
Or e-mail andre.butler@korea.army.mil.
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Area III, USAG Humphreys sports shots

The Eighth United States Army Taekwondo Championship The action was hot and heavy at the Humphreys Flag Football
was held Oct. 13 at the Humphreys Gym. A total of 16 people Championships Oct. 20-21, as eight teams fought for positions
participated. — U.S. Army Photo By Candace Godfrey. in Area III Tournament. — U.S. Army Photo By Mike Mooney.

USAG Humphreys Commander Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr.,


takes the ball to the hoop during a U.S./ROK Friendship B-Ball
Tournament Oct. 18.— U.S. Army Photo By Andre Butler.

Carlo Cagaoan, 51st Maintenance Co., 1/7th Air Defense Artil-


lery, Suwon Air Base, strains with effort on his way to the Men’s
148-pound Class title in the Eighth Army Power Lifting Cham-
pionships Oct. 6. — U.S. Army Photos By Mike Mooney.
Pfc. Sean Gonka, an Apache mechanic with 1st Battalion 2nd
Combat Aviation Brigade got his pitch and drove the ball deep (right) Nathan Haag and Doo-Wan Ham of Wonju’s CSCT #1
during one of the Korean-American softball games at Soldier’s intramural soccer team have a Suwon player boxed in action
Field Oct. 13. — U.S. Army Photo By Bob McElroy. at Area III Soccer Championships Oct 21.

NSPS to take affect November for non-bargaining unit


by Thomas J. Mulvihill objectives. The recommendation following the assessment is
USAG-H Civil Personnel Office then sent to a pay pool panel for consideration.
Phase V – Rewarding. This is governed by the pay pool
HUMPHREYS GARRISON —The majority of non- process. At the end of the pay pool process, the pay pool
bargaining unit personnel will fall under the new National manager approves the ratings and payout and informs
Security Personnel Systems starting Nov.11. However, there the supervisor of the final decision. The supervisor then
is some buzz about how the Performance Management Cycle communicates and explains the decision to the employee.
works. The NSPS PMC has five phases. Take a look at the NSPS Conversations: NSPS requires that supervisors and
following phases to see how or if they will affect you. employees participate in several performance conversations
Phase I -- Planning. This is when the employee and over the course of the rating cycle.
supervisor will identify performance expectations. The A performance plan conversation is the starting point
performance expectations are captured in job objectives. for continuing dialogue. It is the foundation upon which
This phase also captures developmental needs. to build your work relationship and prevent surprises at the
Phase II -- Monitoring. This phase will be ongoing end of the rating cycle.
and continues throughout the year. This is where face- The interim review conversation is to check the
to-face dialogue is needed between the supervisor and employee’s progress toward achieving his or her objectives.
employee. Employee based issues are discussed. If necessary, This is also the time for second line supervisors to monitor
performance deficiencies and necessary actions to correct how the supervisors who report to them are doing with their
them are discussed. supervisory responsibilities. Maj. Gen. Michael Kuehr of Eighth United States Army dis-
Phase III -- Developing. This is where the employee’s The end of cycle review conversation will occur in cussed the upcoming changes to the civilian personnel system
development opportunities are discussed. This particular October of each year following the conclusion of the under the new National Security Personnel System during his
process will also help reinforce strengths and correct previous rating cycle. September visit to United States Army Garrison Humphreys.
weaknesses. The annual appraisal conversation will occur in November The new system will take affect Nov. 11. The target audience
Phase IV -- Rating. This is where the supervisor makes an or December of each year following the conclusion of the for implementation is non-bargaining unit personnel.
assessment of the employee’s performance as related to the job pay pool process. — U.S. Army Photo By Bob McElroy.
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Daegu American School students help


make difference in fight against drugs
Kiki opted to stay straight, working his at 2 p.m. on a warm winter afternoon in
way through college and earning a degree Guadalajara, Mexico, when Camarena
in criminal justice. locked his badge and revolver in his desk
Following stints in the Marines and the drawer and left to meet his wife for lunch.
police force, Kiki joined the DEA in 1974 He unsuspectingly crossed the street to his
and asked to be transferred to Guadalajara, pickup truck. While unlocking the doors
Mexico, the center of the trafficking empire. to his vehicle, he was grabbed by five men
While investigating a multi-billion dollar drug who shoved him into a beige Volkswagen.
scam, he confiscated thousand of pounds of One month later, his body was discovered
cocaine, and hundreds of thousands of in a shallow grave. Kiki and his informant,
pounds of marijuana. He suspected the drug Alfredo Zavala Avelar, were savagely and
scam involved officers in the Mexican army, grotesquely murdered.
police and government. Kiki was a believer Since then, millions of Americans have
that one person can make a difference and gotten involved in, and been touched by the
he sacrificed his life to prevent drugs from Red Ribbon Campaign efforts. No other
entering the United States. It was the best way single drug prevention movement has had
he knew how to stop drugs and to help people such an impact on so many lives.
he cared about. His mother, concerned about When asked what she wanted people to
(From left) Beth Farr and Catherine Bernhardt, both Daegu American School seventh graders, dangers inherent in his job, tried to talk him think when they saw her drawing, seventh
thoughtfully draw pictures Oct. 18 in support of Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign to edu- out of it. “I can’t not do this,” he told her. grade student Emily Smith replied, “I
cate communities on the dangers of illegal drugs. U.S. Army Photo By Park Hye-ji “I’m only one person, but I want to make a want them to stop and think about what
difference.” they are doing, so next time they won’t do
by USAG Daegu Public Affairs seventh grade student Nathanial Descavage. In early 1985, the DEA sent Kiki to it anymore. That’s the whole purpose of
“Putting them in the commissary, adults will work undercover in Mexico. For weeks doing this, is to make people actually think
CAMP WALKER –National Red Ribbon see them more often and hopefully more he lived among the drug cartel, gathering about it.”
Week is celebrated annually Oct. 23-31, and people will see them and decide to stop. If information and evidence. He was ready to The students’ creations will also be on
is dedicated to U.S. Drug Enforcement you use drugs, the more you use them, the wrap up his assignment when his identity display at the Camp Walker PX from Oct.
Administration (DEA) agent Enrique (Kiki) more you’re going to get addicted, and at was discovered. It was February 7, 1985, 26 – Nov. 2.
Camarena, who exposed drug dealers in one point, there’s no turning back. You’re
Mexico, and to all of the people who have just stuck on drugs and eventually it will
been wrongfully killed due to the violence destroy your body and kill you.”
of drugs. Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling
To honor Camarena’s memory, and to Service Counselor Young, Hee Yoo directed
show that they would continue his fight and coordinated all aspects of the Red
against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors Ribbon Week campaign at USAG Daegu,
wore red badges of satin. Parents who had according to USAG Daegu Alcohol and
come together in local coalitions to fight Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator,
the drug problem took Kiki as their model, Jim Kaderabek.
embracing the belief that one person can Growing up in a dirt-floored house in
make a difference, and adopting his symbol- Mexico, Enrique (Kiki) Camarena wanted
-the red ribbon--as their own. to make a difference. When he was little, he
Students in Jacqueline Bishop’s art class begged his mother for a toy gun. “I need a
at Daegu American School did their part to gun,” he said, “because I’m going to be a
fight against illegal drugs and educate the policeman when I grow up.” At nine, Kiki
community by creating their own powerful moved with his family to the United States
messages on the dangers of drugs, which to pick fruit.
were then displayed at the commissary Oct. After excelling in high school, Kiki faced
19-26 for visitors to see. a critical turning point. His friends were
“We draw these pictures to show adults headed for trouble, and he had to decide
and other people that we’re saying we don’t whether he wanted to follow them into a life
want you to be on drugs, and if possible, of crime and drugs. The deeply engrained The Red Ribbon Week pictures drawn by Daegu American School students are displayed on
we can stop their abusing drugs,” said desire to make a difference won out, and the wall of Daegu’s Commissary on Camp Walker. U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul

Hispanic foods, culture entice luncheon audience


by Cpl. Na Kyung-chul Master Sgt. John Gough, USAG Daegu IMCOM-Korea Staff Chaplain, participated
USAG Daegu Public Affairs EO Advisor, in his proclamation reading. as a guest speaker.
“Their contributions have illustrated what After the events were over, participants
CAMP HENRY – Hispanic Americans is best about America. Their hard work, love enjoyed Hispanic foods.
have strengthened America and contributed of country, and deep commitment to faith Featured dishes included burritos,
to the spirit of America. National Hispanic and family have shaped the character of chicken en chilada, nachos, Spanish rice
Heritage Month, Sep. 15 – Oct. 15, was an our country and helped preserve the values and Mexican corn. “Chicken en chilada was
opportunity to honor these contributions we all cherish. By sharing their vibrant the best taste for me,” said Pvt. Lee Se-chan,
and celebrate the rich cultural traditions of culture and heritage, Hispanic-Americans USAG Daegu. “It was a new experience for
the Hispanic-American community. have also enriched the American experience me and if there is another opportunity to
As a part of National Hispanic Heritage and helped define the unique fabric of our taste Hispanic foods, I want to try again.”
Month, the United States Army Garrison Nation.”After the proclamation reading, Sgt. Participants at the National Hispanic Heritage
Daegu Equal Opportunity Office sponsored 1st Class Jeniffer D. Maldonado read a poem Month Luncheon Oct. 12 at Camp Walker’s
a luncheon at the Evergreen Community entitled ‘Cuartos’, which means rooms in Evergreen Community Club, sampled Hispan-
Club on Camp Walker Oct. 12.“Hispanic Spanish. The poem was a panoramic picture ic culture, mingled and ate Hispanic food
Americans have helped establish America as of life in a Panamanian neighborhood. .— U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul
a place of freedom and opportunity,” said Chaplain (Col.) Reinaldo Velez,
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Aim,
News & Notes

Fire!
American Red Cross
American Red Cross holds health and
safety classes teaching first aid, adult,
infant and child CPR for the workplace, 8
a.m. – 4 p.m., Nov. 10 at the Red Cross
office (Bldg. T-1425 on Camp Henry). The Pvt. Lee Jung-joo, assigned
cost is $35. For information and registra- to United States Army Gar-
tion, call at 768-7993. rison Daegu’s command
group, aims at a simulated
A+ Class
target on the screen at Camp
There will be an A+ Class Nov. 26 – 30 at
the United States Army Garrison Daegu Henry’s Training Aids, Devic-
Information Center. This course is open es, Simulators and Simula-
to Army Personnel, DA and KGS Civilians tions (TADSS) building Oct.
working in the IT/IA field. For information 19. USAG Daegu Soldiers
or registration, call Mr. Leo Kelley at 764- regulary execute Engage-
5069. ment Skills Training (EST),
which is pre-shoot training
Halloween Costume Party taken before their actual
Better Opportunities for Single and unac-
marksmanship test grade is
companied Soldiers (BOSS) holds a Hal-
loween Costume Party at 8 p.m., Oct. 27 recorded. U.S. Army Photo
at the Hilltop Club on Camp Walker. There By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul
will be several kinds of foods, a raffle, door
prizes and prizes for the best costume. For

Suggestions which can save time,


information, call Sgt. Eboni Whitfield at
764-4426.

money, man-hours mean cash awards


Emergency Placement Care Provider
The USAG Daegu community is in need
of EPC Providers, previously known as
Foster Care families. Get more informa-
tion on becoming certified by contacting
the Family Advocacy EPC Program. For by Gail RodriquezRoman forwarded it to the U. S. Army Materiel submitted a suggestion about it.
information, call Tiana Marratta at 768- USAG Daegu Plans, Analysis and Integration Command in Alexandria, Va. The AMC Try to think of two ways to improve the
8090. Logistics Activity added an additional $500 process or solve the problem, then submit
The Army Suggestion Program (https:// to the award. the better idea.
Courageous Channel 07-2 armysuggestions.army.mil) is an incentive There is no time limitation for the Clearly state the current practice, method,
Courageous Channel 07-2 exercises program which encourages Soldiers and submission of ideas to the ASP. Eligibility procedure, task, directive, or policy affected
registration and evacuation of DoD affili-
civilians within the Department of the Army is limited to Army community members, and how the present practice is efficient.
ated noncombatants. It is mandatory for
all DoD affiliated noncombatants to par-
to submit suggestions that if adopted, will including Korean employees and others Explain your idea with enough details
ticipate. The processing times for Kelly result in increased efficiencies and reduced concerned with the welfare of the Army. and facts to fully explain the problem and
Fitness Center on Camp Walker and Old costs for the U. S. Army. Customers are Soldiers deployed around the globe with your proposed solution. Be thorough and
Gym for Camp Carroll are 10 a.m. to 10 required to have an Army Knowledge Internet access have the opportunity to provide statistics or documentation. “Sell”
p.m. for Nov. 15, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Nov. Online (AKO) to access the Web site. submit their good ideas online. To submit your idea!
16 and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Nov. 17. Ad- The new Web site also allows supervisors your suggestion, go to the ASP Web site at Include a statement of known or
ditionally, the time for Robinson Center to nominate a suggestor for recognition as https://armysuggestions.army.mil. estimated benefits, such as dollars or time
on Chinhae Naval Base is 7 a.m. to 5 the top suggestor of the year in Soldier and We are interested in suggestions or ideas saved. The more you explain how your idea
p.m. for Nov. 15. For information, call
DA civilian categories during the annual from Soldiers and civilians who “Live, Work, benefits the Army, the better chance your
Capt. Schab at 765-4969, Master Sgt.
Lutte at 768-8333 or Master Sgt. Collins
Secretary of the Army Awards ceremony. Serve and Train” at USAG-Daegu. idea has of being adopted.
at 768-8794. The purpose of the suggestion program The ASP is used to improve how the Army Attach samples, drawings, or other
is to seek ideas that improve work methods, does business and reward people who contribute documents that will help explain the problem
Book Fair materials, processes, equipment, logistics, their creativity to making the Army better. and your solution. This helps the evaluator
Daegu American School Parent Teacher utilities or tolls that will benefit the Army. Before you submit your ideas or to better understand your suggestion and to
Organization sponsors the Book Fair Nov. Suggestions that save the Army money suggestions please follow these ASP make his or her job easier. Attachments can
5 – 9 at Daegu American School Library. are often eligible for a cash award. The more submission tips: make the difference between an adopted and
The times are 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Nov. 5 money saved, the larger the potential award. Think creatively. Do you see operations non-adopted suggestion.
– 8 and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. for Nov. 9. For in-
The suggestion must present a problem or that can be streamlined? Are jobs done For more information or to submit an
formation, call Ms. Allen at 053-470-9531,
Kelly Gemin at 010-8671-7042, or Crystal
situation, propose a solution and state the unnecessarily? Is there a procedure you must idea, Army community members should
Park at 010-5846-0143. benefit to the U. S. government. follow that doesn’t make sense or is outdated? contact their respective Army Suggestion
Ideas adopted by the Army can mean Are records or actions duplicated in two Program Coordinators: Area I (732-8127);
Maximum Speed Limit Reduction extra cash in your pocket. The ASP can pay or more offices? Just because a problem Area II (738-5284); Area III (754-0014);
Effective Nov. 5, the maximum speed soldiers and civilians up to $25,000 for ideas seems obvious doesn’t mean someone has Area IV (768-7070).
limit will change on designated roads at to improve business practices.
Camp Henry and Camp Walker during
physical fitness training, which is nor-
mally conducted from 5:30 – 7:30 a.m.,
An idea to recycle shipping materials
netted a Korean national employee from HALLOWEEN SAFETY
- Children should go our during daylight hours only unless accompanied by an adult.
Camp Carroll a $4,700 cash award in
Monday – Friday, the maximum speed
2000. The proposal called for the 16th - Plan a safe route so parents know where their older kids will be at all times. Set a time
limit will be 25KPH. Signs are currently
Medical Logistics Battalion shipping for their return home.
being posted to alert all drivers to the
speed reduction. The speed reduction section to coordinate the pickup of boxes - Let your children know not to cut through back alleys and fields. Make sure they
is being made in the interest of safety and palettes it uses to ship medical supplies know to stay in populated places and don’t go off the beaten track. Stay in well lighted
for the Soldiers who use the roadway to to units throughout the peninsula. Prior to areas.
conduct daily fitness training. Drivers are his suggestion, customers didn’t return the - Stop only at familiar houses in your own neighborhood unless accompanied by an
reminded that the speed limit must be shipping materials. adult.
reduced further to 15KPH, when passing In 1999, the same year the idea was - Small children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween. Make sure an
troop formations on the roadway. Viola- older sibling or adult is with them.
received, MEDLOG spent $462,273 to
tors will be stopped and cited by military
purchase new shipping materials. His - Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring it home to be examined by you.
police as necessary. For information, call
proposal eliminated the need for the - Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on his or her
Mr. Lowe at 764-4167.
battalion to annually purchase shipping costume to make them more visible to cars.
materials. The idea was adopted by the 8th - Let them know to stay together if going out to Trick or Treat without an adult.
Army, which granted a $4,200 award, then
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USAG Daegu civilians train for emergencies


by Cpl. Na Kyung-chul individual equipment using chemical
USAG Daegu Public Affairs decontaminating kits’, ‘Maintain your
APM’, ‘Detect chemical agents using M8
CAMP WALKER – Department of the or M9 detector paper’, ‘Perform first aid
Army, Emergency Essential and Mission to prevent or control shock’, ‘Perform
Essential Civilians learned to survive under mouth to mouth resuscitation’, ‘React to
adverse conditions during annual survival nuclear hazard attack’, ‘React to chemical
training Oct. 22 at the Kelly Gym on Camp or biological hazard’ and ‘Evaluate a
Walker and Oct. 23 at the Camp Carroll casualty.’
Gym. “This training is conducted to remind
Emergency Essential Civilians are U.S. civilians of how prepare for and react to
civilians, while Mission Essential Civilians a CBRN emergency,” said instructor Cpl.
are Korean civilians. Kim Hong-joong, USAG Daegu. “I’m
“This training is to familiarize and trying to teach as efficiently as I can and I
train the EEC/MEC in the use of want to be helpful to them in case of any
Chemical, Biological, Radiological and emergencies.”
Nuclear (CBRN) equipment and basic “It was a good time not only for the
first aid,” said Dean M. Wilson, USAG civilians, but also for me because the class
Daegu CBRNE Specialist. “Both EEC/ reminded me of what I learned when I was
MEC are Civilians who agree to continue in basic training,” said instructor Pfc. Ki
to work in the Republic of Korea to Ho-keun, USAG Daegu. “I felt again that
support the U.S. Army in the event of I’m a Soldier through this time.”
hostilities. The classes give Civilians “It was realistic combat survival training
knowledge they must have before they focused on the survival of the war fighter,”
deploy, because they are considered said USAG Daegu Information Management
already deployed in Korea.” Officer Matthew R. McLaughlin. “The
O n e U . S . a n d f o u r K AT U S A instructors were very knowledgeable and
Soldiers participated in this training as professional.”
instructors and trained the Civilians
with 10 subjects including ‘Protect
yourself from Nuclear’, ‘Biological and Staff Sgt. Jerome Yearby, USAG Daegu,
Chemical (NBC) injury/contamination NBC NCOIC, instructs U.S. Civilians
w i t h Mi s s i o n - Or i e n t e d Pro t e c t i ve on the proper maintenance of their as-
Posture (MOPP)’, ‘Protect yourself signed protective masks Oct. 22 at Camp
from chemical, biological contamination Walker’s Kelly Gym. The training was also
using your Assigned Protective Mask conducted at Camp Carroll’s Gym Oct. 23.
(APM)’, ‘Decontamination yourself and U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul

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KATUSA teaches Korean language to Americans


by Cpl. Jang Won-il School teacher. “So this class gives me the
USAG Daegu Public Affairs opportunity to connect to the local people.
We are learning not only language, but we
CAMP CARROLL – When it comes are asking lots of cultural questions.”
to learning a foreign language, there is no The lecture was given in a very bright
shortcut. Learning a new language, whether and friendly atmosphere. Kim had brought
it is your second or your tenth, can be very some hand-outs for the students who, after
tough, especially when that language comes only two or three classes, were already able
from a totally different culture from your to read Hangul at a slow pace.
own. Once learned however, one can truly Peggy Bangham, who is also a teacher
open up to a culture and experience the very at Daegu American School, mentioned
essence of that country. the advantage of learning Hangul from a
Cpl. Kim Joo-won, Camp Carroll KATUSA Soldier.
Vehicle Registration Office, United States “He has working experience with the
Army Garrison Daegu, has been helping Americans. He knows the American system,
Daegu enclave Soldiers and civilians to learn so he can connect with us more easily as we
to speak the language of the country that learn to connect to his culture.”
they are living in. Kim began his fourth Rebecca Dotson, ESSL Camp Carroll
cycle of “Korean Class” at Camp Carroll Education Center counselor praised Kim’s
Army Community Services, Sept. 12. Kim teaching capability as a KATUSA Soldier.
had been teaching his first cycle students “The instructor is particularly wonderful
since April when he was a private who just because he is at a high comprehension level
got assigned to the unit. He did not get in English as a KATUSA. He was educated
much support or participation then. in the United States, and he can tell us all
“This cycle it’s different,” said Kim. “ACS the answers to many questions because he
is putting in much support and there is more understands us. I am delighted to have him
participation from the Soldiers as well.” as a teacher.”
The class has grown significantly in “Language is a mirror of society which
size. A total of 8 US Soldiers and civilians reflects culture, history, thoughts, and
have signed up which is more than twice values,” said Kim. “Learning Hangul will
compared to the past cycles. enable Soldiers and families to discover
Currently, the curricula changed from a Korea and make their stay in this country a
5 week long course teaching basic Korean more meaningful one.”
skills, into conversational Korean course. Korean Class takes place every Wednesday
Spc. Sun, Der Kwei, 501st Sustainment Brigade (right) concentrates during a lecture given by “While living in Korea, I really want to from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Camp Carroll’s
Cpl. Kim, Joo-won, Vehicle Registration Office, USAG Daegu. Korean Class at Camp Carroll have a chance to learn the local language,” ACS. For more information, contact Camp
ACS is held every Wednesday, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Jang Won-il said Corinne Vail, Daegu American Carroll ACS, Roy Grant at 765-8993.

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