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March 14, 2008 • Volume 6, Issue 21

mil Published for those serving in the Republic of Korea


Succssful Key Korea’s War ‘Good Neighbors’

Resolve/Foal Eagle Museum makes cook up fun, classic
‘08 winds down history hands-on Korean dishes

Page 2 Page 3 Page 18

Local law enforcers become ‘warrior police’

by 1st Lt. Paul Brooks
142nd MP CO

Soldiers from the 142nd Military Police

Company “Regulators” are often most
visible operating Traffic Control Points
or conducting traffic stops throughout
USAG-Yongsan’s 11 installations in the
Seoul metropolitan area. Although the
Military Police Corps is the uniformed law
enforcement branch of the United States
Army, MPs are much more than traffic cops.
MPs are a fires and effects branch that is
a force multiplier on the battlefield; they
provide Area Security against insurgents
and can conduct such diverse missions as
convoy escort, route reconnaissance, cordon
and search and the establishment of Enemy
Prisoner of War Collection Points.
MPs are designed to deal with special
forces and insurgents that may pose a threat
to supporter units in the rear or in those in
a non-linear battlefield. Each MP team of
three Soldiers is generally equipped with a
MK-19 Automatic Grenade Launcher, a
M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, a M203
Grenade Launcher, two M4 Carbines, three
M9 Pistols and an M1114 Up-Armored
HMMWV (Humvee). A platoon of MPs
can pack more fire power than a company
of light infantry and can operate up to 300 Private First Class Garrett Green of 3/142nd Military Police Company stands poised and ready after 30 days of hard field training in the “Frozen
kilometers from its company headquarters Chosun” during January and February. — U.S. Army Photo By Capt. Michael A. Gillispie
with minimal oversight.
The 142nd MP Company, under the
guidance of the 94th MP Battalion “Polar Operations in Urban Terrain, and a week of a hard task to ask the Soldiers to stand skills.
Bears,” rotates its platoons into the field while weapons ranges. ready at a moment’s notice to answer the When you grow impatient with a Military
still providing important law enforcement “The 142nd MP CO doesn’t only provide call to defend the interest of the United Police safety check or TCP, remember that
and security function on USAG-Yongsan. law enforcement here at Yongsan, they are States; we do that everyday and without the MPs are here to protect you and the
One combat platoon is always in field skilled warriors who stand ready to answer hesitation.” community.
perfecting its warrior tasks and skills while the call whenever that may be,” said 1st Lt. The 142nd Military Police Company The next time you see an MP Soldier, he
the other two are conducting garrison law Wendell Jackson, Platoon Leader for third provides an important function in the or she may be protecting your unit’s convoy
enforcement missions. Third Platoon of platoon of the142nd MP Company. “Most full spectrum of Army operations on the or assisting you with your EPWs here or
the 142nd MP CO recently completed a of the community here only see the MPs as Korean Peninsula. They can be used in in other theaters such as Operation Iraqi
30-day training cycle in January which traffic cops or crossing guards, what they don’t direct combat and during peacetime they Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom
included training in Area Security, Military realize is that we are so much more and it is train continuously to maintain combat in Afghanistan.

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MP Blotter
The following entries were excerpted from the mili-
tary police blotters. These entries may be incom-
plete and do not imply guilt or innocence.

AREA II: Shoplifting; AAFES Security observed

Subject #1, via CCTV, remove 6 digital video discs
from the display and a white hoody from the hanger
rack, and conceal them on his person, Subject #1
then exited the exchange without rendering proper
payment for the items. AAFES Security detained
Subject #1 and escorted him to the AAFES Security
Office upon arrival of MP where he was advised
of his legal rights, which he invoked. Subject #1
was processed and released to his unit. The discs,
hoody and receipt were retained as evidence.
ECOL is $188.95. This is a final report.

AREA III: Shoplifting, AAFES Security observed,

via CCTV, Subject #1 picked up two handfuls of
cosmetic items and proceeded into the dressing
room. Subject #1 then came out of the dressing
room with only three or four items remaining in
her hands at BLDG #400, Main Post Exchange.
Subject #1 repeated the act two more times. On
the third time, Subject #1 took numerous items
in double or triplicate into the dressing room and
would come out with only one of the type of every
item and place that remaining item back on the
shelf where she picked it up from. Subject #1 pro-
ceeded to exit without rendering proper payment.
Once Subject #1 left the store, AAFES Security left
the AAFES facility in the same direction as Subject
#1 and was able to stop Subject #1 in the commis-
sary parking lot. AAFES Security asked Subject #1
for identification and Subject #1 declined. Subject
Korea’s War Memorial and museum offers insight into the lives and stories of those who suffered through the Korean War of the 1950s. Weapons
#1 overheard another AAFES Security talking to of that era are displayed inside and outside. A bookstore on the grounds sells literature on the topic. — U.S. Army Photo By Edward Johnson
the USAG-Humphreys PMO and ran away from
AAFES Security and went into the community
activity center (CAC). Subject #1 went into the
SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Current events and activities
female restroom and placed all the stolen items
into the trash can and placed a pile of paper towels
on top of the items. Subject #1 proceeded out the
rear entrance of the CAC and was met by MP. MP War Memorial (Seoul) Apricot Blossom Fest. (March 8-16)
conducted a search of the CAC and found the items This site used to be the headquarters of the Korean Infantry. In spring, the white maehwa blossoms blanket 83 acres of land
in the female restroom. All items were retained as This memorial is the largest of its kind addressing the subject on Baegunsan Mountain near Maehwa Village, Daap-myeon,
evidence and released back to the AAFES security. of war. Eight exhibits are available at the War Memorial. The Gwangyang, Jeollanam-do. The apricot festival offers an outdoor
Subject #1 was escorted by MP to the PX Security exhibits inside the building display the equipment used during concert surrounded by the sweet fragrance of apricot trees. A
Office where she was searched, apprehended, and the Korean War. Large weapons and equipment used by different variety of programs await visitors, including a treasure hunt game
transported to the USAG-Humphreys PMO. Subject countries during World War II and the Vietnam War are also in an apricot garden (register on-line) suitable for children or
#1 was advised of her legal rights in the presence
displayed. 17,800 files and artifacts of war are preserved at the adults, a wedding ceremony and a spring dress fashion show.
of her sponsor, which she waived, rendering a writ-
ten sworn statement denying the offense. Subject
museum. Modern damage control and prevention devices have Other events include folk performances such as a samulnori (four
#1’s Sponsor requested a lawyer for Subject #1. been installed to keep these materials safe from harm. Besides percussion instruments) performance, a drum performance, and
Subject #1 was released to her sponsor. ECOL is these, visitors can also take in the Miniature Exhibit and the a dance performance based on taekwondo, a traditional Korean
$82.14. Subject #1’s RCP was retained. Investiga- Peace Hall. The museum also features a children’s exhibit area-- martial art. The sweet fragrance of apricot blossoms and the vast
tion continues by MPI. offering families hands-on displays they can enjoy. This month, sprawling garden is quite a breathtaking scene. Taking a photo
the museum features a creative exhibit fro children, called against the backdrop of apricot blossoms is a must. For more
AREA IV: Traffic Accident with Injuries; Dam- “Funique”. For more information, visit information, visit
age to Private Property, Failure to Obey Traffic
Signal; Victim #1, operating a POV, while traveling
Southbound on HWY #63, was struck by Subject
Ceramics Village (Icheon) Drink & Rice Cake Fest (Apr. 19)
#1’s POV when Subject #1 ran a red light traveling
Icheon Ceramics Village produces traditional, high-quality The ‘Korean Traditional Drink & Rice Cake Festival 2008 in
Westbound on HWY #34. Damages to Victim #1’s Korean ceramics. The village became the center of traditional Gyeongju’ begins March 19. The festival theme celebrates the
vehicle consisted of scratches to undercarriage pottery during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) due to the easily traditional drinks and rice cakes of the Eight Provinces of Korea.
and a bent left front door. Damages to Subject #1’s obtainable materials in the area. Icheon Ceramics Village was also The event lasts for six days and will be held at Hwangseong
vehicle consisted of dents, cracks to the front hood the center of Joseon Baekja ceramics. Presently, about 80 pottery Park in Gyeongju. This year will be the 11th annual festival,
and bumper and a bent frame. Victim #1 was trans- factories are congregated at the village, and about 300 pottery introducing the traditional rice cakes and food of Silla, along
ported to the USAG-Daegu (Walker) for injuries kilns are in use. Visitors can observe the pottery production with an exhibit showing the traditional table settings of Silla.
consisting of leg pain and dizziness. Victim #1 was process and purchase pottery on site. It is worthwhile to see the Other events portraying the distinct characteristics of Gyeongju
later transported to the Dongsan Hospital for fur-
crafts these potters make; they are known as Living Cultural will include trying on of clothing from the Silla period, natural
ther evaluation. Victim #1 and Subject #1 reported
utilization of their seatbelts. ECOD is unknown.
Treasures of Korea and are considered the highest quality dyeing and making traditional drinks and rice cakes. Following
This is a final report. handicrafts. Not only are the traditional Cheongja, Baekja, the theme of the festival, rice cake specialists from all over Korea
and Buncheong pottery produced here, but you can also view will prepare dishes for visitors to enjoy. Sale booths where visitors
AREA V: Curfew Violation; False Official State- modern design pottery. The Haegang Ceramics Art Center is the may buy the rice cakes, along with the ‘3rd Korean Original Rice
ment; At 0220 Hrs, 08 MAR 08, Subject #1 and only ceramics Art Center in Korea where you can learn about Cake Creation Competition’ will be available. Also, the ‘2008
Subject #2 were observed by SF adjacent to a ceramics. One of the must-see events at Icheon Ceramics Village Miss Gyeongbuk (beauty contest)’ will be a part of the festivities
Pizza Hut. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were asked is the internationally famous “Icheon Ceramics Festival” held and tourists will be able to discover the cultures of Silla through
by SF if they were military to which Subject #1 annually. Displayed pottery as well as pottery classes, traditional a night event called ‘A Historical Journal Under the Stars’. For
responded he was not and Subject #2 responded
kiln handling, pottery character show and even parades are held. more information on these events, visit
by producing his ID card. Subject #1 then stated
he was military and produced his ID card when SF
For more information, visit
asked again. Subject #1 and Subject #2 were ap-
prehended and transported to the SFCC.

Source:,,,, — No endorsement implied.


Safety director recognized
with Army-level award
Percy Owens, Headquarters Safety
Director of U.S. Forces Korea/ Eighth U.S.
Army, receives the Director of Army Safety
Composite Risk Management Award
during the Senior Safety Symposium at
Fort Rucker, Ala. Owens, who plans to
retire in August, was honored for his 34
years of service to Army combat readi-
ness. Owens’ wife, Restelle and sons,
Marcus and Mario, were also
present for the Feb. 20 presentation by
the Director of Army Safety, Brig. Gen. Bill
Forrester. — Courtesy Photo

1st Special Forces Group teaches

Koreans lessons from battlefield
by Staff Sgt. Andrew Kosterman Army Master Sgt. Kyong-ok Cho, a Special
Forces medic and medical instructor at the
1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) PAO SWTG said the training is likely to have an
immediate effect on the ROK military.
DAEGU, REPUBLIC OF KOREA “The American experiences in Iraq and
— The students stared intently at the screen Afghanistan greatly benefit the class,” Cho
as the video started. The instructor warned said. “I will take the lessons learned from
them of the carnage, but they still winced American experience back with me to my
as the blood flowed out. After a minute, students.” Cho added that he will include
the stares of shock changed to nods of lessons taught in the training in his medical
impression as new technology checked an classes and that TC3 will spread throughout
otherwise fatal wound. The instructor had the ROK army.
made his point. Group spokesperson Maj. Gabriel
That instructor, Master Sgt. Randy Ramirez said the class was an example of
Kerlee, is a 1 st Special Forces Group the close ties between ROK Special Forces
(Airborne) medic who taught a medical and their American counterparts, with U.S.
course called Tactical Combat Casualty Green Berets sharing hard-earned battlefield
Care, or TC3, at the Republic of Korea’s skills from Iraq and Afghanistan with their
Special Warfare Training Group Feb. 28. brothers in arms.
The course is designed to teach first
responders the basics of saving lives on the
battlefield. “TC3 is not in-depth, it’s the PAID ADVERTISING
basics,” said Kerlee. “It saves lives on the
Kerlee was passionate about making
sure the 26 Korean military students in
his class understand the lessons he taught
them, bouncing from group to group
during practice sessions to make sure proper
techniques are used.“This training is a new Master Sgt. Randy Kerlee, a 1st Special
sequence for (the students),” explained Forces Group (Airborne) medic, instructs
Kerlee. The training builds on previous Tactical Combat Casualty Care, or TC3, to
techniques used within ROK units, Kerlee members of the Republic of Korea military’s
added. Special Warfare Training Group near the city
The students in his class understand the of Seongnam Feb. 28. — U.S. Army Photos
importance of the lessons taught. ROK By Staff Sgt. Andrew Kosterman

A teacher instructs a Soldier from the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) during culture and
language training during Exercise Key Resolve Mar.1 at K2 Airbase, Republic of Korea. The
training is designed to give Soldiers a better understanding of their surroundings.

Richard Valdivia (left) gives Donald Needham, director, USAG-RC Directorate of Public Works, the results of the EPAS evaluation in USAG-Red Cloud Feb. 25 through March 5 in the USAG-
Casey Digital Conference Center March 7. — U.S. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham

EPAS rates USAG-Red Cloud in environmental assessment

Public Works environmental chief. The team found no repeat findings improvements in the last three years. We have
by Jim Cunningham “The Army requires we have an from 2002 while performing this year’s made improvements facility wise, training
USAG-RC Public Affairs environmental assessment every three years,” assessment, Valdivia said. “A repeat finding wise, with Soldiers and employees.
Lee said. “The findings will help us meet is when we find something and come “Without senior leader support the
USAG-RED CLOUD—A combination the requirements of Policies and Measures back three years later and find the same improvements could not be made,” Lee said.
of experts from throughout the Army came document 200-1.” problem has not been fixed. There was “Our senior leaders supported us all the way
to USAG-Red Cloud and USAG-Casey The garrison did a great job in making none this year.” and that is why we have made such progress.
Feb. 25 – March 5 to evaluate the area’s improvements since the last evaluation, I n 2 0 0 2 U S A G - RC h a d m a n y No matter how hard we try, without senior
e n v i ro n m e n t a l Valdivia said. EPAS environmental problems, which needed leader commitments we could not have
stewardship and is not a fence to fixing, Lee said. We have made many succeeded this far.”
progress. fence assessment;
R i c h a r d “The team did not find any however, we did
Va l d i v i a f r o m examine 27 units.
the U.S. Army significant environmental In a d d i t i o n t o
Center for Health the units, we also
Promotion and problems,” Valdivia said. “All the examined other
Preventive facilities such as
Me d i c i n e a n d findings we discovered are easy commissaries, golf
assessment team courses, wash racks,
leader gave to fix. In fact, while we are sitting water plants, waste
the findings water plants, and a
to the USAG- here in this meeting 11 findings few of the public
RC c o m m a n d workshops. The
leadership in an were fixed.” team did a good job
outbrief March of assessment for
7 in the USAG- Richard Valdivia, U.S. Army Center such a short period
Casey Digital for Health Promotion and Preventive of time. I have
Conference Medicine and assessment team leader seen significant
Center. Present at improvement with
the brief were the the people and the
Environmental support you have
Performance Assessment System team here since the last assessment.
members including Mathew Andrews, “The team did not find any significant
Army Environmental Center, EPAS team environmental problems,” Valdivia said. Col. Larry (Pepper) Jackson (left), commander USAG-Red Cloud, and Brig. Gen. Joe E.
leader, Patti Arms, Booz Allen Hamilton “All the findings we discovered are easy to Ramirez (second from left), 2nd Infantry Division assistant division commander for manuever,
environmental management system lead fix. In fact, while we are sitting here in this give coins to the EPAS assessment team March 7 in the USAG-Casey Digital Conference
auditor, and Kenneth Lee, Directorate of meeting 11 findings were fixed.” Center. — U.S. Army Photo By Jim Cunningham

News & Notes

Gorton’s Seafood Recall
Gorton’s Seafood recalls Six Crispy Bat-
tered Fish Fillets due to possible adultera-
tion. For more information call: 800-439-

USAG-RC Aerobics Class

USAG-RC will have aerobics classes on
Tuesday and Thursday from 7-8p.m. in the
USAG-RC Physical Fitness Center. For
more information call: 732-6309/7757.

CAE Positions Available

WIC Overseas Program has positions
available. Nutritionists, Dietitians, and
Nurses. Requires a bachelor of science in
Nutrition, Dietetics, Nursing or Home Eco-
nomics. Experience in prenatal, maternal
or infant nutrition required. Registered Di-
etitian preferred. For more information call:
(210) 341-3336.

Length of Service Award Ceremony

The Length of Service Award Ceremony
will be held in Mitchell’s Club March 19
from 4-5 p.m. For more information call: Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Vester,36th Signal Battalion, USAG-Walker, addresses the audience at the Noncommissioned Officer Graudation
732-8189. Ceremony at USAG-Jackson March 5. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun Thomas.
Family Readiness Center
Grand Opening
The DSTB 2nd Infantry Division will hold its
Family Readiness Center Grand Opening
Warrior leaders graduate at Camp Jackson
March 21 from 4-5 p.m. at building T-243. by Spc. Alun Thomas “Through hard work and perseverance they needed more than ever, adding NCO’s must
All Soldiers and Family members are wel- USAG-RC Public Affairs have done much, their accomplishments be ready to check their Soldiers are properly
come. great.” prepared at all times, especially in this time
CAMP JACKSON – Warrior Leader The NCO Creed was then recited by class of conflict.
Mitchell’s Club Holds class 04-08 became the Army’s newest 04-08, led by Sgt. Sandra Garrett, Bravo Following his speech Vester presented the
Team Red Cloud Appreciation noncommissioned officers, after graduating Company 532nd Military Intelligence awards, which included the Instructor of the
Mitchell’s Club on USAG-Red Cloud will from the NCO Education System Course Battalion, the distinguished graduate and Cycle, Staff Sgt. Davis Prescott, 8th U.S.
hold a second Team Red Cloud Appre-
during a ceremony held March 5 at Camp leadership award winner of the graduating Army NCO Academy, Honor Graduate Cpl.
ciation Night March 19 from 5-6 p.m. Free
food will be served. For more information Jackson. class. Hun J. Im, Headquarters and Headquarters
call: 732-8189/8211. More than 180 Soldiers entered the Command Sgt. Maj. Tyrone Johnson Company, 1-72nd Armor Battalion and the
NCO ranks at the ceremony, with the then introduced Vester, detailing Vester’s Iron Soldier Award Winner for the Army
Army Moves to Paperless keynote speaker at the graduation being list of achievements during his 26 year Physical Fitness Test, Spc. Natalie Kapteyn,
Work Environment Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Vester, Army career. HHC 19th Expeditionary Sustainment
Starting April 1, the U.S. Army’s Human command sergeant major of the 36th Signal “I would like to thank everyone for Command, who scored 335 points.
Resources Command will require that all Battalion, Camp Walker. attending today and witnessing the first The commandant’s list was then honored,
Officer Evaluation Reports and Noncom- The program opened with the Korean step of these young NCO’s as they prepare followed by the remainder of the graduating
missioned Officer Evaluation Reports be
and American national anthems, played by to become the leaders of tomorrow,” Vester class, who were presented to those in
electronically submitted to the Depart-
ment of the Army using My Forms on Army the 2nd Infantry Division Warrior Band, said. “These NCO’s know what is expected attendance in alphabetical order.
Knowledge Online. For more information before the invocation, delivered by Chaplain of them and they are prepared. From this day A slide show displaying some of the
call: (703) 325-8499. (Maj.) Carol Highsmith. forward it is their responsibility to give their graduating class’ experiences was shown,
“Let us rejoice in this tremendous occasion Soldiers the best leadership possible.” before the ceremony concluded with the
Army to Muster IRR Soldiers today by celebrating the development of Vester said in this era of back-to-back singing of the Army song.
The U.S. Army Human Resources Com- these young Soldiers,” Highsmith said. deployments, the strength of NCO’s is
mand will conduct a muster of approxi-
mately 10,000 Individual Ready Reserve
Soldiers in the U.S. Army beginning this
month. For more information call: (314)
Warriors earn awards from CFC
2ID Tax Assistance Center by Jim Cunningham and say ‘thank you’ to the Soldiers and
Free Tax Preparation USAG-RC Public Affairs civilians who worked so hard to raise
2nd Infantry Division Tax Center will be pre- this money.”Most people in the military
paring tax returns free of charge from now USAG-CASEY—The 2007 Combined understand what the CFC is and what it
to June 15. For more information call: 730- Federal Campaign Overseas for the USAG- does, Knight said. “It is our chance to take a
3598. At Camp Casey go to Maude Hall Red Cloud and USAG-Casey enclaves gave break from the mission and focus on helping
room 241 Tues., Wed., Fri., from 9 a.m. to
nine gold, six silver and 13 bronze awards others in need and passing on some of our
5 p.m., Thur. from 1 to 8 p.m., Sat. from 8
a.m. to noon. to 28 Warrior units for excellence in raising blessings.”
funds for nonprofit organizations March New persons to the military do not know
Army Community Services 10 in the USAG-Casey Digital Conference about the CFC and what it does.“CFC itself
Volunteer Luncheon Center. is not a charity,” Knight said. “The CFC is an
The Army Community Services Volunteer “This year was amazing,” said Davis organized campaign that collects monies and
Luncheon will be held in the USAG-Casey Knight, Pacific director for the CFC distributes it to more than 2,000 charities.”It
Warrior’s Club June 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 overseas and spokesman for Global Impact, is a chance to contribute either with cash
p.m. For more information, call: 730-3143. a nonprofit organization appointed by the contributions or payroll deductions and now
David Knight, Pacific director for the Department of Defense to run the CFC online, Knight said. Some of those charities
FAA Jobs for Ages 18-31
with High School Diploma Combined Federal Campaign Overseas, overseas. “We raised $20,000 more in are right here doing work in the military.
Young adults between the ages of 18-31 addresses Soldiers and units that earned USAG-RC than last year. When Soldiers and civilians sign up,
can attend the Federal Aviation Associa- special recognition in a ceremony conducted “In all of Korea, the CFC raised it is for a pledge of a certain amount of
tion Air Traffic Controler School. For more in the Digital Conference Center on USAG- more than $1.5 million for people in money. If persons sign up for a year, the
information call: 732-6273. Casey March 10. — U.S. Army Photo By Jim need. This campaign was truly amazing, pledge will have to be renewed to continue
Cunningham and I wanted to personally come out the next year.

EEO counselors trained at Yongsan

by Spc. Alun Thomas have explained their side, the energy levels go
USAG-RC Public Affairs down and they feel better. They will demand
what they feel they should have received had
USAG-RED CLOUD — A five day the incident not occurred. You have to rein
course for Equal Employment Opportunity them in over a period of time.”
counselor training kicked off March 3 at Wattanaporn Videtto, USAG-Yongsan
the EEO building, with an introduction EEO manager, asked the eight person
to the course and a welcome speech from class what they felt were some of the goals
Col. David Hall, USAG-Yongsan garrison expected of them over the next five days.
commander. Videtto said the goals agreed upon were
The five-day course features various learning the EEO process, trying not to
EEO processes and procedures necessary be biased, learning to listen to everyone’s
to become EEO qualified, including EEO view point and to be educated on EEO
laws and regulations, EEO complaint procedures.
processes, theories of discrimination and Hall delivered a speech to the class,
report writing. emphasizing the importance of the course
Barbara Quillin, Installation Management and how crucial EEO is to the Army. Col. David Hall, USAG-Yongsan commander, delivers his welcome speech to the Equal Em-
Command-Korea, EEO director, said the “This is good training,” Hall said. “It ployment Opportunity counselor training class March 3 at the EEO building — U.S. Army Photo
training is a joint effort between USAG- is important because there will always be By Spc. Alun Thomas
Yongsan and USAG-Red Cloud and teaches complaints and disputes and most of all their questions, so you will be able to come rules and statutes, and also undertook a
students the correct methods needed to be questions, which counselors can help by to a resolution if you know the process,” Hall mock scenario applying EEO fundamentals
certified as an EEO counselor. filling the gap between employers and said. “If you don’t know how to do the job to the exercise.
“One of the most important things is supervisors.” it becomes a huge problem.” At the end of the five day course the class
learning to resolve workplace issues,” Quillin Hall urged those taking the class to Hall told the class to ask lot of questions, takes a 25 question EEO test, which they
said. “You have to look at it from each others thoroughly understand the complaint in order to be properly informed about must score 20 or higher in order to become
perspective.” process by the end of their five days of their roles. EEO certified.
“When people ask for something from learning. Following Hall’s speech the class took
EEO they are angry at first, but once they “People are going to come to you with a pretest judging their knowledge of EEO

Soldiers train in sexual assault

prevention and response program
by Spc. Alun Thomas But everyone knows what is consent. If
USAG-RC Public Affairs someone needs to get someone drunk for
something to happen, then they need to
USAG-RED CLOUD — Headquarters step back and ask themselves some serious
and Headquarters Company undertook questions.
quarterly Sexual Assault Prevention and “Sexual assault can happen to anyone.
Response Program training with a class at Victims do not have to be present at all
the USAG-Red Cloud Education Center court proceedings. Victims have rights and
March 6, which was delivered by Sgt. 1st we have to protect them. Sexual assault
Class Michael Rose, area sexual assault should be reported immediately, regardless
response coordinator for USAG-Casey. of gender.”
The training included how to report HHC 1st. Sgt. Denise Grant-Butler
sexual assault, the said the training is
rights of the victim, held quarterly so
perpetrator and victim “These people study their Soldiers can learn
trends and how to care to understand the
for a victim of sexual victims and plan everything out, severe effects of
assault. sexual assault.
Rose said no matter so it’s going to happen,” “This is a serious
how many times the issue, not just here
training is held, sexual Sgt. 1st Class Michael Rose, area on the peninsula,
assault will not be SARC for USAG-Casey but throughout
stopped, adding there the whole Army,”
are people who make Grant-Butler said.
such crimes their profession. “Soldiers need to take this training seriously,
“These people study their victims because it will be covered constantly.”
and plan everything out, so it’s going to Rose said sexual assault is not just a major
happen,” Rose said. “But if we can stop problem in the military, also, in the civilian
one case or prevent one person from being sector. The problem is more visible in the
sexually assaulted, then we have made an Army because Soldiers are scrutinized.
improvement.” “In the civilian work environment it is a
Victim trends showed in 2007 in seven problem, but when you wear this uniform,
sexual assault cases at USAG-RC, all the everyone wants to know about it,” Rose
victims were female, their assailant’s male, said. “Nobody really cares if someone was
Rose said. All seven incidents occurred in sexually assaulted in reading, ‘California
a barracks setting, with the average age of walking down the street.’ But if a Soldier
those involved 20-24, their grade E1-E4 and sexually assaults another Soldier, then it
alcohol involved in four of the incidents. becomes a major issue.” Rose said ensuring
“Sexual assault can occur without the victim’s physical safety after an assault
regard to gender, spousal relationship or is important, while also maintaining
age of the victim,” Rose said. “If a victim is a supportive environment, preserving
unconscious they cannot give consent. There evidence and the victim’s confidentiality and Sgt. 1st Class. Michael Rose explains the causes of sexual assault and how to prevent them to
is no gray area. It is sexual assault. reporting the incident to an area SARC or the Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company at the USAG-RC Education Center
“A lot of people come up with excuses. victim advocate. March 6. — U.S. Army Photo By Spc. Alun Thomas


Policy chief advocates expeditionary civilian workforce

5,700 civilian employees currently Patricia Bradshaw addressed several component discretion there. The value

deployed to GWOT locations

topics during her Town Hall with civilian of the experiences that you gain here ...
employees. Following are excerpts: we need for you to bring back and to
give others an opportunity to come here.
YONGSAN GARRISON — The National Security Personnel System To progress, you will have been expected
Pentagon’s civilian personnel policy chief “We are continuing to implement to get that kind of exposure. I believe
wants to create an expeditionary civilian (NSPS) where we can” she said. there will be greater interest in the future
workforce and encourages civilian employees Currently, 182,000 employees are in of people taking overseas assignments.
to become more mobile in their careers. NSPS. Setting and managing pay is one When we recruited for PRTs (Provincial
“Culture and language exposure, of the NSPS learning curves, she said. Reconstruction Teams) for Iraq, we had
broadening your perspective on global NSPS is a pay-for-performance system. over 1,700 resumes from individuals
issues, and understanding our role in the Bradshaw explained that historically who wanted to go serve.”
global platform is important to be a leader in the federal government never managed
this Department of Defense,” said Patricia S. pay. “We do salary administration. Workforce snapshot
Bradshaw, deputy undersecretary of defense There’s not a lot of gray area when you Civilian employees – appropriated
of civilian personnel policy. are setting pay in the (general service) fund, non-appropriated fund, and local
Bradshaw held a Town Hall meeting system. It’s routine,” she said. nationals – number just over 860,000 in
Tuesday at Balboni Theater here to discuss The department “is working very the DoD. The Army employs the largest
current DoD policy initiatives. She is hard,” she said, to develop targeted number of the defense agencies, with 32
touring Korea with a group of civilians training for human resource specialists percent civilian strength.
enrolled in the Executive Leadership to advise managers and help explain to Bradshaw said the average retirement
Development Program. employees how pay decisions are made age of a DoD civilian is 59 years old,
“My legacy, I hope, will be to have put a under NSPS. with 26 years of service.
stake in the ground about how we create a In 2008, 42 percent of employees
civilian expeditionary workforce that values Patricia S. Bradshaw, deputy undersecretary of de- 5-year rule will be eligible to retire. By 2010, that
the kind of service that our men and women fense of civilian personnel policy, talks to civilian This rule is a DoD policy that percentage increases to 71 percent.
in non-military uniforms are providing right employees during a Town Hall meeting March 11. limits overseas tours for civilians to Bradshaw also said 43 percent of
next to our men and women in uniform in — U.S. Army Photo By Kenneth Fidler five years. those in senior grades will be eligible
the AOR,” she said. “This is one of the most She explained: “The real issue is we for retirement within five years.
important initiatives for me.” resulted in changes to DoD policies giving believe that it is best if you rotate the “For many of you in this room
She said DoD created a Global War greater protection to civilians who want to talent out of overseas and bring them who are going to continue to be part
on Terror Expeditionary Medal, designed deploy. back to the states. The five-year rule is of the DoD work force ... this is great
after the military version, to be awarded “I spent a week there, and was horrified not a hard-and-fast rule, and there is opportunity for you (to advance).”
to civilians who serve in GWOT deployed to learn some of things going on with our
locations. civilians,” she said.
Recently, 15 medals were presented in a She cited a case in which an employee is not an acceptable excuse. If we do not that they resigned their jobs, giving up 20
ceremony at the Pentagon to represent the volunteered for a position in Iraq but understand the Secretary of Defense, the and 25 years of career service to go take a
16,000 civilians who have served at GWOT management made it difficult for the President’s and this country’s No. 1 priority, temporary job in theater with no promise
deployed locations to date. employee to leave. then we’re probably working in the wrong of a return job,” she explained. “That, too,
Currently, 5,700 civilian employees are “It is (now) a matter of policy that if department.” has been fixed.”
deployed supporting operations in Iraq, a civilian employee applies for a job in She added that some civilians employees Civilians have a lot to contribute to
Afghanistan and other locations around theater, if the manager chooses to deny who volunteered to serve in theater GWOT missions. “It’s important,” she said,
the world. that opportunity, it has to come to me were forced to quit and take temporary “to have an opportunity to go and serve and
Bradshaw visited Iraq in September, personally, and I have to know why,” appointments. “We have had people who to have that experience valued when they
and the feedback from deployed civilians Bradshaw explained. “And lack of budget actually were so committed to go and serve, come back.”

Community plans Easter events

Teen lock-in to focus on
USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Hartell House outdoor patio. effective relationships
For information on DHL events, call
YONGSAN GARRISON — Yongsan 738-2222 or go to www.dragonhilllodge. USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs themselves in,” Gonzales said. “I’m hoping a
will offer no shortage of Easter activities com. lot of their questions come away answered,”
March 23, featuring egg hunts, pictures YONGSAN GARRISON — Child she added.
with the Easter bunny and special Commiskey’s and Youth Services and Army Community Paula Moore, one of the FAP specialists,
worhship services. Easter Sunday brunch is from 10:30 Services present a teen lock-in March 21 at said teen dating violence is a growing
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $16.95 for the CYS Middle School Center designed problem in U.S. society today.
Dragon Hill Lodge adults, $7.95 for children 5-10 years to give high-schoolers a forum to ask “This lock-in will bring awareness of this
Easter Sunday Brunch is reservation- old. The brunch is free for children 5 relationship questions too private for mom problem to our community,” she said. “The
only on the Mezzanine and at the Hartell and under. or dad or bring up in school. lock-in will be a fun night of learning.”
House. Seating times are at 9:30 a.m., Photos with the Easter Bunny are “We wanted to work with ACS to Admission is free, teen must be registered
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. provide an educational experience that has CYS members. Parents can register their
The Mezzannine brunch costs $22.95 An Easter egg hunt featuring 1,000 to do with healthy teen relationships,” said children, at no cost, at the Central
per person, and it’s free for children 10 eggs filled with candy and prizes is Cameron Gonzales, director of the Middle Enrollment Registry in Bldg. 4211.
and younger. Active-duty military in 1-2 p.m. This activity is sponsored by School and Teen Program. “I would like for “This is a fabulous opportunity for
grade E-5 and below pay $20.95. Morale, Welfare and Recreation and them to have a fun evening in a safe place, teens to come out and learn about healthy
The buffet at the Hartell House is Better Opportunities for Single and working on some strategies they can use to relationships in an open environment,”
$17.20 for members and $22.95 for Unaccompanied Soldiers. apply to life.” Moore said.
non-members. It’s also free for children For information, call 736-3971. The first hour of the lock-in is devoted During the lock-in, teens can win prizes
10 and younger. to an educational program. Two Family such as gift cards or an iPOD from games
Reservations can be made by calling Chapel services Advocacy Program specialists from ACS and other activities.
Guest Services at 738-2222, Ext 6445. Please see Page 15 for a complete and a community health nurse from the Gonzales said the Middle School and
An Easter egg hunt for children 10 schedule of Lenten/Easter services and 121st Combat Support Hospital will guide Teen Program regularly holds lock-ins for
years old and younger takes place 2:30 programs. discussions. community youths and hopes for more
p.m. in the DHL Courtyard and the “The topics will cover friendships, dating participation in the future.
and other relationships teens may find For more details, call 738-4557.

News & Notes 1st Signal re-energizes English teaching program

DODDS School Registration
“Spring Registration” campaign
Volunteer Soldiers
for Department of Defense Dependent
Schools school year 2008-09 is ongoing.
work with local
Parents with children in Yongsan schools
have two options:
Korean students
• Parents may attend a registration event by Sgt. Joo Keum-jae
at Seoul American High School March 25- 1st Signal Brigade Public Affairs
27 to complete required paperwork.
• Or, for children returning next year par-
ents can complete the registration packets YONGSAN GARRISON — Yongsan’s
mailed out last week and return them to a 1st Signal Brigade re-opened English
teacher or to the child’s school administra- tutoring last month as a Good Neighbor
tion office by March 25. For children at- Program activity with the Yongsan City
tending DODDS for the first time, parents District.
must visit the school to register. School The English tutoring program started
bus reservations are arranged through the in May 2004 by the Yongsan City District,
DODDS Transportation Office in the Com- and 1st Signal Brigade participated in this
munity Services Building, Room 121. The
program from September 2005 until June
new bus passes will be ready before the
first day of school. 2007.
Every Tuesday and Friday, volunteers
Yongsan Schools to Conduct Exercise teach English to Korean students. Each
Seoul American High, Middle and Elemen- session has about 30 students from 8 to 16
tary Schools will conduct a mass evacua- years old, and these students are classified as Col. Brian Moore, 1st Signal Brigade commander, and Sgt. 1st Class Veronica Lewis participate in the
tion exercise sometime during the school “basic” or “standard.” Most students were in English tutoring program. — U.S. Army Photo By Sgt. Joo Keum-jae
day March 24. Community members the English tutoring program last year and
should expect traffic delays along 8th Army others were chosen based on residency in Haynes, also an of Korean students
Drive between 1st Corps Boulevard near
the Yongsan City District. HHC Soldier. “I “ ... the students seemed to and to help rid their
the Main Exchange and X Corps Boulevard
near the fire station and down to Williams “I sincerely appreciate the voluntary want to be a teacher have a lot of fun and some fear of speaking
participation,” said Joo Jung-sang, of when I get out of the English.
Avenue toward the hospital. Drivers should
Yongsan City District. “I (hope) the English Army, so it is a good
students even told me they Moon said since
be alert and watch for pedestrian traffic.
tutoring program can continue under learning experience couldn’t wait to come the the students spoke
USO Virtues Volunteer Program mutual cooperation.” for me. I am also next time.” some English, the
Volunteer to teach English to Korean stu- Cpl. Moon Bong-soo, a Korean studying the Korean class became easier
dents the second and fourth Saturdays Augmentee to the U.S. Army with language; the kids to teach.
Cpl. Moon Bong-soo
from March through July with the USO. Headquarters, Headquarters Company, help me learn a little “ I b e l i e ve i n
This volunteer Korean-American friend- 1st Signal Brigade is one of the volunteers. quicker.” order for a class to
ship initiative supports the U.S. Forces Ko- “Back in my university life, I used to teach The volunteers do find some obstacles become effective, the teacher needs to get
rea Good Neighbor Program. To volunteer,
children and teenagers English as my part- to overcome in the process of tutoring the the attention of the students,” Moon said.
call Mihwa Ahn at 724-7781.
time job,” he said. “I thought I could apply Korean children. “By the means of jokes and stories, we can
Healthy Grocery Shopping the teaching skills I learned to teach these “The language barrier is definitely (a easily make the students motivated.”
The 18th Medical Command holds a Se- children.” difficulty), but also trying to keep the kids After an hour of class, they played games
crets of Healthy Grocery shopping class Another reason he volunteered was to engaged in the study session and excited so the children have fun in class.
9-10 a.m. Tuesday at the Yongsan Com- close the language gap between the American about learning something new,” Haynes “I was very happy after the first class
missary. For information, call the nutrition teachers and Korean students. “Even though said. because the students seemed to have a lot
care clinic at 736-3029. the teacher speaks perfect English, if he/she Yongsan City District opened this of fun and some students even told me
can’t communicate with the children, it English tutoring with the purpose of not they couldn’t wait to come the next time,”
Early Development Screening would be ineffective,” Moon said. only continuing the friendly relationship Moon said.
Early developmental screening will be con- “I really enjoy Korea and its people,” between the Republic of Korea and U.S., “At that point, I told myself I would come
ducted for children birth through 3 years said another volunteer, Pvt. Nicholas but also to improve the English skills and teach every class.”
9-11 a.m. March 25 at Yongsan Child
Development Center. For information, call
Yongsan civilians in
ASAP Training for Civilians
Army Substance Abuse Program holds
substance abuse training for civilian em-
uniform raise eyebrows
ployees 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the by David McNally
multipurpose training facility. This training USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs
is mandatory annual training. It will cover
employee assistance program, safety, al- YONGSAN GARRISON — During Key Resolve 2008, some
cohol abuse, and suicide awareness and civilian employees donned the Army Combat Uniform and stood
prevention education. For information, call shoulder-to-shoulder with their active-duty counterparts.
“A lot of Soldiers are just not accustomed to seeing a civilian in
Seorak Mountain 2-Day Tour uniform,” said U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Safety Officer Russell
The USO offers a trip to Seorak Mountain Obey. “You get a lot of raised eyebrows.”
March 29-30. The cost is $165 for military Obey was one of a handful of “emergency essential civilians” who
and $190 for civilians. The fare includes agree to continue to serve during contingency operations. Other
round-trip bus transportation, one night Army civilians will evacuate during noncombatant evacuation
accommodation at Mount Seorak Tourist operations. EECs will stay behind and continue to work ... in
Hotel, one breakfast and admission fees uniform.
with tour guide. All other meals are not in- Wearing a uniform is nothing new to Russell Obey. He is a retired
cluded. For information, call 724-7003.
Army master sergeant, a former tanker and safety NCO.
CPR/First Aid for the Korean Student “This week I was in the Town House (food court) wearing my
The American Red Cross offers a day-long uniform, but my name and civilian identification were covered by
Russell Obey is a Department of the Army civilian employee who wears a
class Saturday to teach cardiopulmonary my fleece,” Obey said. “A young sergeant came up to me and started
uniform during exercises and contingency operations. — U.S. Army Photo By
resuscitation and first-aid to Korean stu- to go off about my beard.” David McNally
dents. The class runs from 8:30 am to 5:30 Obey said he politely listened to the sergeant and even
p.m. at the Moyer Community Activities complimented him for trying to do his job; however, when Obey “He did the right thing,” Obey said. “I probably would have done
Center. For information, call 738-3670. zipped down his fleece to reveal the civilian identification, the the same thing if I had been in his position. I told him I was glad to
sergeant became apologetic. see that NCOs are still out there enforcing the standards.”

Soldiers perform
annual weapons
than 70 U.S. Soldiers and Korean
Augmentation to the U.S. Army,
or KATUSA, Soldiers packed full
gear and marched up to Camp
Tango to qualify on the M-16A2
rifles March 5-6.
“Soldiers have to qualify with a
60 percent rate out of 40 rounds
with their assigned weapons,”
said 1st Sgt. Darryl Wright, U.S.
Army Garrison-Yongsan HHC first
sergeant. That means they have to
put at least 26 rounds on target.
This day also tested their
adaptability skills, weathering
through snow in the morning and
rain in the afternoon.
“You can’t expect good weather
in a wartime situation, so everyone
got a little taste of what could
happen in conflict,” Wright said.
Each Soldier had 15 practice
rounds in the morning to prepare
for the qualification shoot of 40
rounds in the afternoon. Shooting
scores are updated every six
months. (Top) Pfc. Hwang Sang-kyu, U.S. Army Garrison-
“This is my first time coming up Yongsan KATUSA Soldier, aims at the 25-meter
to the range,” said Pfc. Im Hyung- target during the M-16A2 qualification test March
sup, a USAG-Y Soldier who shot 6 at the Reynolds Range. (Right) Pfc. Hwang
27 to qualify. “I learned zeroing my Sang-kyu adjusts his rifle’s sight. (Left) Capt Kim
weapon properly is the first step to Ki-bum, right, goes over the results of zeroing with
take to be successful.” Pfc. Jo Yong-wook. — U.S. Army Photos By Sgt.
Kim Sang-Wook

Yongsan BOSS Factor Sign up before March 27. For information,
Better Opportunities for Single and call 723-3291.
Unaccompanied Soldiers sponsors the
Yongsan BOSS Factor 1-5 p.m. March 29 at Korean language class
Balboni Theater. Registration opens March Learn to read basic Korean letters and
17 at Moyer Community Activity Center. learn Korean phrases to improve your
The event is open to ID card holders over cultural experience in Yongsan 5:30 p.m.
18 years old. The entry fee is $15. The first- Tuesdays and Thursdays. For information,
place winner wins a flat-screen television, call 738-7505.
with additional prizes for second and third
place. For information, call 738-5466. English as a Second Language class
Army Community Services offers
Flea market under the bridge English as a Second Language classes 4:30
A flea market is 10 a.m. April 5 under p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the
the overpass adjacent to the Main Post Community Services Building 4106. The
Club. Vendors need to register at Moyer classes are designed to assist foreign-born
Community Activity Center. The cost is $5 spouses of U.S. Servicemembers looking
for table and two chairs. For information, to improve English language skills. For
call 723-3291. information, call 738-7505.

Seoul city tour Children’s special at Commiskey’s

A trip around Seoul is 10 a.m. March Children 10 years old or under receive
22. The cost is $10. For information, call free meal and drink from the children’s
723-3291. menu at Commiskey’s every Sunday from
2-9 p.m. One adult for one child. For
Gong-ju and Bu-Yeo tour information, call 736-3971.
A tour to historic Gong-ju and Bu-Yeo
These events and dozens more are available on the
is 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 29. The cost is community calendar at the Yongsan Web site at http://
$15 for bus and 7000 won for entrance fee.


Our honorable KATUSA Soldiers

I was the last American officer to speak Korean War. The program grew. After the
to 80 special Korean Soldiers March 7 armistice, KATUSA Soldiers remained with
before they separated from their obligatory U.S. units to receive training that was not
two years of service. But they were special readily available in the ROK Army. They
Soldiers, serving as Korean Augmentees also enhanced the U.S. Army’s mission
to the U.S. Army. capability.
We know them as “ ... I can’t begin to describe To d a y , t h e
KATUSA Soldiers. how critical KATUSA KATUSA program
Is was a sad and is as vibrant and
joyous day. Sad for
Soldiers are to our missions. important as ever.
us, because the U.S. They are mentally tough, T h e K AT U S A
Army lost Soldiers physically fit and have been program continues
who showed great a great enabler of our to assist in the
dedication and U.S.-ROK alliance.” combined U.S.-
commitment. ROK defense
Joyous for them, capability.
because they will go out in the world and As importantly, it represents cooperation
make a positive impact on society. and commitment to deter war and is
I can’t begin to describe how critical symbolic of ROK-U.S. friendship and
KATUSA Soldiers are to our missions. mutual support. Our KATUSA Soldiers
They are mentally tough, physically fit and serve professionally and extraordinarily.
have been a great enabler of our U.S.-ROK I swelled with pride when I saw how
alliance. many co-workers, supervisors, friends
The KATUSA Program was the brainchild and peers attended the ceremony. It
of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, started in July demonstrated the impact each KATUSA
1950 by an informal agreement between Soldier has had on our community.
the ROK and the United States. The I am so very proud of all of our KATUSA
concept of this program was to augment Soldiers. Two years goes by very quickly,
U.S. forces just after the outbreak of the but their contributions last a lifetime.

pet owners
Community standards are the “rule of
conduct” we all agree to follow. Specifically issue; it is a health issue. Our children
our responsibility as pet owners. should not have to step in a pile of dog
Additionally, as residents of the Garrison, waste, due to the fact that a pet owner did
we take on additional responsibilities to keep not clean up after his dog.
our community in pristine condition. Bottom line: when dogs defecate and
Pet owners on Yongsan Garrison South owners do not bag it and properly dispose
Post have certain responsibilities. Many of it, they are wrong.
families cherish the right to own a dog. This is an easy fix. I know for a fact
Many more families do not have the right that plastic bags are plentiful and free.
simply because of where they live. For Personally, we end up with hundreds of
example, Hannan Village and Burke Town plastic bags left over from Commissary
residents cannot own a dog. shopping visits. Dog owners simply need
So, families that do have dog ownership to remember to take one of these bags with
privileges should recognize that an them whenever they walk their dog.
important responsibility ensues. Dog As we live and play on Yongsan Garrison,
owners must police up after their animals let’s continue to make this a “Community
This is not only an “area beautification” of Excellence.”

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Easter, Lent , Holy Week worship services schedule

Liturgical Protestant Communion Service
Catholic Saturdays through March 22, 1830
Stations of the Cross Through Mar. 14 , 1730 Memorial Chapel
Lenten Penance Service Mar. 19, 1830 Memorial Chapel Palm Sunday Worship, March 16, 1030
Holy Thursday (Morning Prayer) Mar. 20, 0900 Memorial Chapel
Holy Thursday (The Lord’s Supper) Mar. 20,1830 SouthPost Holy Thursday (Jesus’ Last Passover Meal)
Chapel Dinner included March 20 , 1800 Chapel Fellowship Hall
Holy Thursday (Night Prayer) Mar. 20, 2100 Memorial Chapel
Good Friday (Morning Prayer) Mar. 21, 0900 Memorial Chapel Easter Sunday March 23 - Worship - 1030
Good Friday (Traditional ) Mar. 21, 1530 Memorial Chapel
Good Friday (Passion of the Lord) Mar. 21, 1830 Memorial Camp Walker Ecumenical Sunrise Service
Chapel Easter Sun, 0700 Evergreen Community Club
Holy Saturday (Morning Prayer) Mar. 22, 0900 Memorial Chapel
Holy Saturday
(Traditional Blessing of Baskets) Mar. 22, 1200 Memorial Chapel
Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil Mass) Mar. 22, 1830 Memorial AREA III
Welcome Reception Palm Sunday, March 16
(Newly Baptized Catholics) Mar. 22, 2000 Memorial Chapel
Easter Sunday Mass (No 1700 Mass) Mar. 23, 0800 South Post Chapel Mass 0900 Freedom Chapel
1130 Memorial Chapel Protestant Liturgical Service 0900 Zoeckler Station Chapel
Please direct all questions to Mr. Pagano, 725-5211 Collective Protestant Service 1100 Freedom Chapel
Gospel Service 1300 Freedom Chapel
Protestant Contemporary Service 1800 Freedom Chapel
Easter Cantata Mar. 16, 0800 Memorial Chapel (Collective)
Community Good Friday Service Mar. 21, 1900 Onnuri Church Seobinggo Holy Week
Community Easter Sunrise Service Mar. 23, 0600 South Post Chapel Mass (Daily) Monday-Thursday 1145 Freedom Chapel
Easter Sunday Services Mar. 23, 0800 Memorial Chapel Maundy-Thursday - Liturgical Protestant Communion Service
(Collective) 1900 Zoeckler Station Chapel
0930 Hannam Village Chapel (Korean)
0930 121 Hospital Chapel (Collective) Holy Thursday
1000 South Post Chapel (Collective) 1900 Mass of the Lord’s Supper
1000 Multi-Plex (ROCK Service)
1030 K-16 Community Chapel (Collective) Good Friday Services
1100 Hannam Village Chapel (Collective) 1200, 1300 and 1800 Freedom Chapel
1200 South Post Chapel (Gospel) Stations of the Cross and Veneration of the Cross, Reading of the Passion and Holy Communion
1330 Memorial Chapel (UPCI)
Episcopal Good Friday Gathering (i.e. movie night and fellowship centered on the Passion of Christ movie)
Palm Sunday – Feb. 21 1900 - 2200 Freedom Chapel
Liturgy of the Palms &
Holy Eucharist Mar. 16, 1000 Memorial Chapel Holy Saturday--Vigil Mass of the Resurrection
Good Friday Liturgy Mar. 21, 1700 Memorial Chapel 2000
Easter Holy Eucharist Mar. 23 , 1000 Memorial Chapel
Easter Sunday, March 23
For more information call USAG-Yongsan Religious Support Office, 738-3011
Ecumenical Sunrise Service 0630 CAC
Special Speaker CH (LTC) Frank Jackson, 2ID Chaplain
Ecumenical Easter Breakfast 0800 Tommy D’s
Lenten Luncheons (sandwiches and devotions )
Wednesdays through March 19, noon Chapel Fellowship Hall Easter Sunday Mass 0900 Freedom Chapel

March 14-20

Today Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Casey Sweeny Todd Charlie Wilson’s War First Sunday Semi-pro First Sunday Walk Hard Sweeny Todd
730-7354 (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m.
Henry Vantage Point Vantage Point Sweeny Todd Great Debaters No Show No Show No Show
768-7724 (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.
Humphreys Semi-pro Semi-pro Semi-pro First Sunday First Sunday Sweeny Todd Sweeny Todd
753-7716 (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m.
Hovey Walk Hard Semi-pro Sweeny Todd First Sunday Semi-pro Sweeny Todd Charlie Wilson’s War
730-5412 (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m.
Kunsan Jumper Jumper First Sunday No Show No Show No Show Sweeny Todd
782-4987 (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 6 p.m.
Osan College Road Trip College Road Trip Sweeny Todd Bucket List Bucket List First Sunday First Sunday
784-4930 (G) 7 p.m. (G) 7 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.
Red Cloud Sweeny Todd First Sunday Sweeny Todd First Sunday Sweeny Todd No Show College Road Trip
732-6620 (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (G) 7 p.m.
Stanley Sweeny Todd Walk Hard Sweeny Todd First Sunday No Show College Road Trip Sweeny Todd
732-5565 (R) 8 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (G) 9:30 p.m. (R) 7 p.m.
College Road Trip College Road Trip College Road Trip Sweeny Todd Sweeny Todd Sweeny Todd First Sunday
Yongsan I
(G) 8:30 p.m. (G) 8 p.m. (G) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m.
Hitman College Road Trip Why Did I Get Married Why Did I Get Married Halloween Halloween Lions for Lambs
Yongsan II (R) 6:30 p.m. (G) 8 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m.
Yongsan III Alien vs. Predator Alien vs. Predator Great Debaters Great Debaters P.S. I Love You P.S. I Love You Charlie Wilson’s War
738-7389 (R) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m.

Area IV Worship Schedule Find lasting contentment through faith

by Chaplain (Maj.) Eddie Kinley, Jr. peace in our homes, peace in the work place, peace in
Protestant Services the world and inner peace. So we pop in pills filled
19th ESC, 501st SBDE
with anti-depressant ingredients.
Collective Protestant The bottom line is that we are obsessed with the
Sunday 10 a.m. Camp Carroll “Actually, I don’t have a sense of needing
fountain of youth; we are fixated with looking and
10:30 a.m. Camp Walker anything personally. I’ve learned by now to be feeling younger. Recently I was in the PX looking for
10:30 a.m. Camp Henry quite content whatever my circumstances. I’m some body lotion, and I came something quite intere-
12:45 p.m. Camp Walker just as happy with little as with much, with sting. On a bottle of the facial lotion the label read
1 p.m. Camp Carroll “anti-wrinkling cream.” I thought within myself; what
much as with little” (Phil 4:11).
in the world is anti-wrinkling cream? And of course you

Church of Christ 5 p.m. Camp Walker might imagine that millions of these formulas are sold
ne of my favorite past times is sitting down
with a good book and enjoying a pleasant daily. Again, this demonstrates man’s quest for peace.
Collective Protestant Paul declares that a relationship with Christ foster
afternoon reading. Often I will Google the
Friday 7 p.m. Camp Walker peace. The reason it develops peace within the core of
New York Times best-seller list in search of new read-
7 p.m. Camp Carroll the believer is because in Christ all the needs of the
ing material. I enjoy good novels, business books on
Korean Christian are met.
leadership and self-help books.
Tuesday 7 p.m. Camp Carroll David declared; “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall
One day as I searched for a new book, I could not
help but notice the enormous selection of books on not want.” Of course we have needs and concerns in
Korean our lives, but a life whose rock and foundation is God
finding contentment and living a happy life. A few of the
Wednesday 6:30 p.m Camp Walker finds contentment. Being content does not eliminate
books that caught my attention were entitled; A simple
guide to a happy life, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Four stress, anxiety or concern. What contentment provides
Catholic Services Agreements, The Art of Possibilities, Your Best Life Now is peace. Peace in the midst of the storm.
and dozens more. Now here is the question. Are you in the middle
Mass As I continued to scan the enormous volumes of of a storm? Does life seem overwhelming? Are you lost
Sunday 9 a.m. Camp Walker written and audio material available it suddenly dawned seeking to find your way again. I often you a solution
Mass upon me that people are desperately and frantically that cannot fail. I present to you a peace accord. Isaiah
Sunday 11:30 a.m. Camp Carroll searching for peace of mind. We persistently engage in put it this was “He will keep you in perfect peace, whose
Mass an unending quest for peace and contentment. We desire mind remains on Him” (Isaiah 26:3).
Saturday 5 p.m. Camp Walker
Upcoming Jewish Services:
USAG-Deagu Chaplains
March 20 Fast of Esther 0516 – 1859
Purim – Party & Megillah reading in Yongsan USO 1830
Chaplain (Maj.) Edward Martin: March 21 Purim – Megillah reading in Camp Humphreys Freedom Chapel 1000, 768-5455 March 21 Purim – Megillah reading before Shabbat in South Post Chapel 1730
Chaplain (Capt.) Byung Min:
Jewish Sabbath Services are held in the South Post Chapel, USAG-Y. For details on Jewish services at Osan Air Base, contact, 765-8991
Capt. Jonathan Newman at DSN 784-6057.

Tradition in the City:

Daegu Hyanggyo
Compiled by Cpl. Na Kyung-chul only ancient Korean sages are worshipped
USAG Daegu Public Affairs there. On the other hand, the Hyanggyo
is built by the central government for
DAEGU — A special event was held the education of the local people. Here,
in Daegu Hyanggyo, Confucian Academy, religious services are held to worship
Mar. 8. Korean and Chinese sages.
The event was Seokjeon-daejae, a Daegu Hyanggyo is where people also
religious service to pay tribute to the learn the instructions of Confucian sages
memory of Confucius and taking place and perform religious services. In 1398,
at a Confucian shrine every February in the seventh reign of King Taejo of the
and August of the lunar calendar. In the Joseon Dynasty, Daegu Confucian Academy
beginning, only vegetables were used, was established as an educational institute
but gradually meat, fruit, and some to teach the wisdom of Confucian sages.
other items were used for the service. On It has experienced the rise and fall of 600
this day, over 600 Confucian scholars in years of history with the Korean people.
Daegu gathered and participated in the In the 21st century, the Academy still
event. enshrines memorial tablets of Confucian
There are two kinds of traditional sages including Confucius’s, performing a
academies: Seowon and Hyanggyo. Both religious service each year. It is also used as
are places where religious services and an educational site for various traditional
education passed down from ancient cultural items, such as classical Chinese
sages. The difference between them is that and traditional etiquette and as a traditional
the Seowon is built by private scholars and wedding hall.

(Clockwise from above left) (1), (2) Seokjeon-daejae was held at Daegu Hyanggyo’s
Daeseongjeon hall. Daeseongjeon was built in 1601, in the 34th reign of King Seonjo, and
memorial tablets of Korean and Chinese Confucian sages are enshrined inside. (3) Confucian
scholars from Daegu bow to the ground for Confucius and Confucian sages. (4) There is a
statue of Confucius in Daegu Hyanggyo. It was presented by Qingdao, China, a sister city of
Daegu, in 1997. (5) The Choheongwan (center) or leader of the service offers contribution in
front of Confucius’ tablet and picture while being helped by other Confucian scholars. (6) The
Choheangwan (left) and a Confucian scholar bow to each other before performing the service,
Seokjeon-daejae. — U.S. Army Photos By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul
March 7, 2008 FEATURE IMCOM-K • PAGE 17


Cooking the Katchi Kapshida way

Representatives of the Sukmyung University Food Research Institute and members of the Korea-America Good Neighbor Society guide Mrs. Donna Winzenried (photo center), wife of USFK
Command Sergeant Major Robert A. Winzenried, as she prepares Nubiani – a marinated Korean beef dish. — Courtesy Photos
by Nel de Leon University. information on the art and history of Korean presented and shared by all participants
USFK Public Affairs Office In a Katchi-Kapshida fashion, spouses cuisine. during lunch.
from the Combined Forces Command, The participants prepared White Kimchi According to Mr. Ro In-ho, KAGNS
Mrs. Katie Bell, wife of Gen. B. B. including Ms. Bae Jung-hee, wife of the (non-spicy pickled cabbage), Bibimbap executive secretary, “the cooking class is
Bell, USFK commander, led a group of CFC deputy commander, joined and helped (steamed rice with vegetable and meat a delicious way to increase awareness and
American spouses in a special Korean the American spouses prepare Korean dishes. toppings), Nubiani (marinated beef ), and appreciation of Korean culture.” One of the
cooking class sponsored by the Korea- Professor Han Young-sil, director of the beverages like Yooja-cha (citron tea) and primary goals of KAGNS is to enhance the
America Good Neighbor Society at the Food university’s Korean Food Institute, provided Sujunggwa (ginger and cinnamon-flavored ROK-US alliance through friendship and
Research Institute of Sukmyung Women’s hands-on instructions as well as background drink). The final cooked products were cultural understanding.
(Left) With their Korean cooking partners,
Mrs. Annie Perrin, wife of USFK Brig. Gen.
Mark W. Perrin, and Mrs. Sue Teeples, wife
of Col. David A. Teeples, 2ID Assistant Divi-
sion Commander for Support, proudly pres-
ent their tasty and colorful Bibimbap produc-

(Right) Mrs. Katie Bell joins the ladies of the

Combined Forces Command and United
States Forces Korea as they eat traditional
Korean foods they prepared during the Kore-
an cooking class hosted by the Korea-Amer-
ica Good Neighbor Society in cooperation
with Sukmyung Women’s University.

Schedule for performances for Subrosa Union in Korea:

Friday, March 14 Camp Casey Gateway 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 15 Camp Stanley Reggie’s 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 16 Camp Bonifas Sanctuary 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Marcy 18 Taegu AB Jake’s Place 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 19 Camp Carroll Hideaway 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 20 Chinhae NB Duffy’s 7 p.m.

Friday, March 21 Camp Walker Hilltop 8 p.m.

DECEMBER 7, 2007

March 14, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 21

USAG Humphreys housing seeks

to distribute more than $300,000
in new mattresses to area units
by Stacy A. Ouellette
USAG-H Public Affairs Office


Guyton is seeking to distribute
more than $330,000 in single and
double mattresses with box springs
to needy customers.
As the chief of furnishings
branch within the USAG
Humphreys Housing Division,
Directorate of Public Works,
Guyton’s mission is to ensure
all Soldiers needing to replace
their soiled, caved in or overused
mattresses are able to exchange
them with ease.
The mattresses came in two
shipments last month. The first
was 1,000 singles and 150 double
mattresses and box springs. In the
second shipment we got 1,000
singles and 300 double mattresses
and box springs, Guyton said.
“We’ve been advertising for
almost three weeks now and have Korean workers within the USAG DPW Housing Division’s furnishings branch remove newly–arrived mattresses from a forklift. The housing office received
had just a handful of units that 2000 single and 450 double mattresses with box springs for Soldiers to exchange their damaged sets. — U.S. Army Photo by Stacy A. Ouellette
have exchanged mattresses. We’re bad. It’s up to the units to decide,” “It’s a piece of mind for the issues by the Humphreys housing have to provide a detail to move
not just exchanging in the troops Guyton said. Soldier to have a good night’s division. them into the building.
barracks, but also the bachelor This move comes as another sleep and maybe they’ll get up Currently, there is no cut off If you’ve got a mattress in need
enlisted and bachelor officers’ means for the housing division rearing to go. It gives them a sense date and this campaign will run of direct exchange, contact your
quarters too,” Guyton said. to improve the quality of life of knowing somebody cares,” until the mattresses are all handed unit supply sergeant to make
“All units will receive new for single and unaccompanied Guyton said. out, Guyton said. arrangements.
mattresses depending on the date Army Soldiers stationed at USAG An exchange program is offered If transportation is an issue for For more information about
tag on the mattress. It has to be Humphreys and the supported through the unit supply sergeant’s units, the furnishings branch will t h e p ro g r a m a n d t o m a k e
at least two or three years old to surrounding areas of Wonju, for direct exchanges or repairs deliver mattresses to the barracks. appointments for pick up, contact
have it exchanged or worn pretty Suwon and Osan. to furnishings and appliances However, the receiving unit would Guyton at 753-3530.

‘Little Mermaid’ draws crowd

(above) Town criers (right), seasiders (left), King Aaron Lashier and Queen Maddie Gist (center) await the ar-
rival of Prince Maliki Smalls in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of ‘The Little Mermaid’ at the USAG-
Humphreys Community Activity Center. (left) The Little Mermaids confer. ‘What’s the world really like up there
where people have hands and feet?’ (left-to-right) Vanessa Engram, Camara Jones, Kayla Pickett and Tyler
Coaxum plus 38 other USAG-Humphreys and Osan Air Base children made their acting debut in the Missoula
Children’s Theatre production of ‘The Little Mermaid.’ A packed house watched both an afternoon and evening
performance. – U.S. Army Photos By Mike Mooney

News & Notes

Army Nurse Corps seeks Soldiers
Starry–eyed students visit planetarium
looking for change
by Diane Hobler
Are you interested in becoming a health USAG-HAES Librarian
care provider? Do you know of any Sol-
diers who are interested in continuing their USAG HUMPHREYS — Orion the
education? Do you want a free education Hunter, Pegasus the Winged Horse, the
while receiving full pay and benefits? Now Gemini Twins, Taurus the Bull and the
there is a program in place for you or one Ursa Major the Great Bear all visited USAG
of your Soldiers to take advantage of. The Humphreys American Elementary School
Interservice Physician Assistant Program,
to amaze and inform students, teachers and
the AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Pro-
gram, the Funded Nurse Education Pro-
parents alike.
gram and other AMEDD training opportu- Teachers Sarah Milner and Buddy Leavitt
nities are open to officers, warrant officers took Sure Start through sixth grade students
and enlisted Soldiers. For more information into the portable planetarium Star Lab to
contact 1st Lt. Warrentina Berry at 011- learn about stars and constellations.
9972-9268. This was a very exciting experience for
students, whose curiosity about the universe
Retirement Services Office was sparked by their visit.
Information Luncheon
Many classes are capitalizing on this
The Retirement Services Office will conduct
an information luncheon at the Alaskian
enthusiasm in science class. Leavitt and
Mining Co., April 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Milner also invited parents to visit the Star
Lab one evening after a parents and teachers
USAG-Humphreys Sergeant organization meeting.
Audie Murphy Club During the meeting, children enjoyed a
The USAG-Humphreys Sergeant Audie second chance to see the stars.
Murphy Club is looking for SAMC and Afterwards, parents who went in the lab
Sergeant Morales Club members. Monthly found it interesting and beautiful. Parents
meetings are held the third Wednesday appreciated the chance to see what their
of every month. Please contact Sgt. 1st
kids were so excited about. Would you like
Class(P) Willie Grandison at 753-6136 or
Sgt. 1st Class Katherine Lawson-Hurt at
to learn more about the stars? Just ask a
753-7978 for more information. HAES student to share their new knowledge
with you.
Humphreys CDC
Child and Youth Services, Child Develop-
ment Center is currently looking for Pro-
gram Assistants to fill full-time, part-time
and flex positions, which are willing to
support the CYS program hours, 5:15 a.m.
- 6 p.m. Salary ranges from $10 - $13.12
per hour based on education level (Child
Development Associates, completion of (above) Sixth grader Amanda Carroll assists Donte Hurt and Xzyqueah Zemmerman with enter-
the Army Youth Practicum, possession of
ing the Star Lab safely. (r) Excited third graders enjoy time at lab. – Photos By Diane Hobler
AA degree or higher with major emphasis
on Early Childhood Education.

ASAP Annual Training

The Army Substance Abuse Program
officials would like to remind all military and
School official recognizes Family Member
by Stacy A. Ouellette
civilian personnel of the regulatory require-
ments for annual substance abuse preven-
USAG-H Public Affairs Office
tion training. Service members are required
to complete a minimum of four hours annu- CAMP LONG —Nancy Uecker, a
ally and civilian employees three hours. If Family Member from Camp Eagle received
you would like to schedule a training ses- a plaque of appreciation award from the
sion or your unit prevention leader would Heungyang Elementary School in Wonju,
like presentations and lesson plans, please March 3.
contact the Prevention Coordinator, Ca- Uecker volunteered as an English teacher
mille Jackson at 753-7361 -- or Camille.
at the elementary school for a year using or visit the
ACSAP website at
songs and hands on activities to teach English
to first through sixth grade students
Parents Date Night “I truly do not feel I have done anything
Need a break? Want to enjoy a romantic special to deserve this award,” said Uecker.
dinner? USAG Humphreys Child & Youth “It humbles me to see the appreciation these
Services can help. You can drop the kids people are showing me. There is no greater
off at CYS March 15 from 3 -10 p.m. while gift a teacher can receive than the love of
you enjoy some free time. Children must be their students,” she said. Wonju Family Member, Nancy Uecker receives a plaque of appreciation from the Heungyang
registered with CYS, please call 753-8507
As a former teacher and social worker, Elementary School Principal Kim, Ki Sun on behalf of the Wonju Superintendent of Education
for more information. Office, Lee, Bong Su, March 3. — Photo By David “Buck” Uecker
Uecker enjoys helping children.
Free Bowling on Fridays “I have been a volunteer all of my life. My communities,” Uecker said. given,” Uecker said. “I will take the love of
Military in uniform can enjoy free bowling parents taught me that to those who much “We started in 2003. I do what I can my students. Each one of them has touched
every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the is given much is required.” to make this community a little more like my heart in a very special way.”
Humphreys Strike Zone and Long Bowling “Now that I am retired and have the home for our Soldiers and try to show our “I will take the satisfaction of knowing
Centers. The snack bars will be open for time, it just makes sense to volunteer,” said hosts what it means to be an American,” I made a difference in their young lives and
your convenience. Call 754-5722 for more Uecker. Uecker said. perhaps made it possible for them to have a
information. Uecker loves children. She has five of her Uecker firmly believes she has gained so brighter future,” said Uecker.
own and has served as a foster parent to 23 much giving her time, energy and love to Principal Kim, Ki Sun presented the award
Please Send Us Stories and Photos
To submit info for publishing in The Morning
others with her husband, David, an Army others through a variety of communities on behalf of the Wonju Superintendent of
Calm Weekly, USAG Humphreys common Contractor and senior field engineer for in Wonju. Students at the Heungyang Education Office, Lee, Bong Su.
pages, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598 -- or Lockheed Martin at Camp Eagle. Elementary School hold an extra special For more information about volunteering,
e-mail “My husband and I are very involved place in her heart. contact the Long-Eagle Community
with the Camp Long and Eagle Chapel “I have gained much more than I have Relations Officer at 721-3335.
March 14, 2008 AREA III USAG-H • PAGE 23

Youth League: Early ‘Eggstravaganza’

Humphreys Heat topple Osan Bulls set for Humphreys,
Area III community
3 celebrations three age groups – 0-3, 4-7 and
8 and above. Kids will surround
the eggs and start gathering them
rapped up in 1 once the Easter Bunny gives the
“Go” sign.
by Mike Mooney In addition to the Easter Bunny,
USAG-H MWR “Chickie Chingu,” and “Bulgogi”
-- a costumed baby chicken who
USAG HUMPHREYS — The is emerging from his shell and
USAG-Humphreys and Area III a Bulldog – will officiate at the
Eggstravaganza Youth Festival is event.
set for Saturday, March 22, at the The hatching chick has been
Independence Park Sports Field the official Eggstravaganza logo
near the Main Gate. since the festival’s inception eight
Held as an annual event years ago.
that combines the Month of Bulgogi is the USAG-
the Military Child, Easter and a Humphreys and Area III mascot.
Camp Humphreys Salute to Kids, Bulgogi is the only dog
Eggstravaganza starts with the allowed on the artificial turf of
12,000 Egg and Toy Grab at 11 Independence Park, and parents
a.m., followed by a youth carnival are asked not to bring their pets.
and a baseball jamboree. Activities Buried among the 12,000 eggs
wrap up about 2 p.m. and toys are nine prize eggs – three
“Although Month of the Military for each age group.
Child doesn’t officially start until Those prizes include AAFES
April 1, we’re going to kick it Gift Certificates for U.S. children
off early with Eggstravaganza,” and Easter stuffed animals in case
said acting director of USAG- a Korean youngster whose parents
Humphreys and Area III Family aren’t authorized to use the PX find
a n d Mo r a l e , We l f a r e a n d a golden egg.
Recreation (F&MWR) Programs After the Egg Grab, festivities
Jim Howell. move over to the carnival.
Tommy Washington (1) of the Humphreys Heat drives past Osan Bull Chad Burgess (9) in 11-12 Youth Basketball
“Easter arrives early this year, Activities will include blow-up
action Saturday at the USAG Humphreys Main Post Gym. Washington and the Heat defeated the Osan Bulls 20-
but that doesn’t mean we can’t get and carnival games, face painting
10 and the Osan Lakers 23-13 to qualify for this weekend’s IMCOM-K 11-12 Year Old Championships in Daegu.
a jump on things. This has been and free food – plus free photos
— U.S. Army Photo By Mike Mooney
our traditional launch event for with the Easter Bunny, Chickie
military child month – not matter or Bulgogi.
what the date.” Parents will receive a print at
Eggstravaganza is open to Eggstravaganza, and photos will be
the children of U.S. military E-mailed to personal addresses.
personnel, Civilian employees The final portion of the festivities
and Contractors plus the children is the baseball jamboree.
of Korean military and Civilian Although baseball season is
employees in USAG-Humphreys just starting, the jamboree will
and Area III. introduce all the Humphreys
Participants will enter the players to the community, with
Eggstravaganza grounds starting at each youngster hitting a ball off a
10:30 a.m., where each youngster tee and running the bases.
walking through 10 years of age As Eggstravaganza grows,
will receive their egg bag and so does the support from the
official Eggstravaganza T-shirt. community at large.
“No one will be allowed to bring In addition to the Humphreys
personal bags or other containers Exchange providing gift certificates,
into the Eggstravaganza,” Howell the American Women’s Club Thrift
said. Shop Association in Seoul donated
“We have plenty of eggs and money to support Eggstravaganza,
other toys for the kids, but we with the Guidinglight Lodge
want to make sure there’s enough #95 and Starpoints Chapter
for everyone. We have children #49 Sojourner Truth Court #13
coming from Suwon, Camp Long providing and cooking the free
and Camp Eagle in addition to food for the festivities.

Boy scouts give ACS COA

Humphreys. In the past, we’ve In case of extreme weather,
actually had people show up with Eggstravaganza will be held at 2
laundry baskets.” p.m. Sunday.
Youngsters will be limited “But we won’t cancel unless it’s
Boy Scouts of America, Korea District, Osan Area Roundtable staff presented United States Army Garrison
to one bag each. Bags will be absolutely necessary,” Howell said.
Humphreys Army Community Services with a certificate of appreciation. The certificate thanks ACS for provid-
confiscated from individuals who “It’s too big an event to delay, and
ing a comfortable, safe location for scout leaders to have their monthly training meetings. The roundtable meets
have more. the artificial turf on Independence
at the ACS Building the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. Featured in photo (front row left
The Independence Park field Park allows for great drainage so
to right) Rhonda Varney, Shannon Vickery, Jocelynn LaShier, Tim Toney, (back) Richard Cromier, Alexander
will be a sea of eggs and toys, with even if it rains, we can still do the
Carter, Davis Hartsfield, Denise Chappell, Lavita Vincent. – U.S. Army Photo By Sgt. Im, Suk-chun
three areas designated for the event.”


Daegu children’s talents excite audiences

All the cast have photo time after finishing their musical successfully. Audiences didn’t hesitate All the photos submitted for the ImageMaker Photo contest are exhbited along the hallway of
to applaud their awesome performance. — U.S. Army Photos By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul Camp Walker’s Evergreen Community Club. The photos were evaluated by Korean professors.

by Cpl. Na Kyung-chul “Although it was hard, I think we did pretty from the children,” said Lee. “They are
USAG Daegu Public Affairs good.” looking at the world only with their pure
The cast auditioned for this show at eyes. Although they are not experts for
CAMP WALKER – Child and Youth the beginning of the week and have been taking pictures, I could feel their spirit of
Services, and Boys and Girls Clubs of rehearsing for just a few short days. MCT challenging and enthusiasm.”
America held the ImageMakers Photography director, Kepler Correia, was also amazed by 11 photos were selected as winners and
exhibit and Missoula Children’s Theatre what they have accomplished. “We had just will go forward to the regional competition
performance Mar. 8 at the Camp Walker’s five days,” said Correia. “There were a lot of and possibly in the national competition.
Evergreen Community Club. More than things for kids to practice in five days and Following is the list of winners :
200 people filled the hall to see the talent each of them had different schedule, so it Digital category
of Daegu children and youth. was hard to make a schedule for practicing. Jihye Kime (17), Carlota Cepria (13),
The special event started with welcoming But they worked really hard and did an Theo Connor (11), Isaiah Elliott (7)
remarks by the director of USAG Daegu awesome job.” Color Process category
FMWR, David L. Lucia who participated Missoula Children’s Theatre was co- Jihye Kime (17), Tiara Mathis (13),
for encouraging children and youth. “I’d founded in 1970 by Jim Caron and Don Sarah Wright (11), Jame Toliver (9)
like to take this opportunity to thank the Collins, who currently serve as CEO and Black and White category
DAS eighth grader, Hazel Sison is absorbed
parents, children, youth and community Senior Development Officer respectively. Stephanie Cepria (16), Kamau Hunte
in her acting as a little mermaid.
members for taking part in tonight’s special Jim and Executive Director, Michael (13), Sarah Wright (11)
event,” said Lucia. “MCT recruits local McGill, supervise the intense training period
children and strives to use their participation for the ‘tour teams’ and have created the
in the performing arts as a vehicle to eight original musicals that are currently
develop life skills to include social skills, touring with 33 teams of MCT tour Actor/
communication skills, self-discipline, as well Directors.
as an understanding of the team concept.” After the performance, Lucia presented
CYS and the MCT presented the show certificates to the contestants of the
‘The Little Mermaid’ to the audiences. It ImageMakers photo contest.
was performed by CYS members led by A lot of photos were submitted for the
MCT actors. The audiences didn’t hesitate competition and three professors from
to applaud their acting and singing. Keimynug University and Hyosung Catholic
Daegu American School eighth grader, University evaluated them. Keimyung
Hazel Sison, took the role of a little University department of Photography
mermaid, Celia. “We had some difficulties and Image design professor, Lee Jae-gil
in practicing because we had to help little commended contestants’ creativity in his
kids learn how to speak louder and they evaluation remarks. “I was impressed and
sometimes missed some nouns,” said Sison. could feel freedom by a variety of ways The little kids give an impassioned performances to audiences during the show.

Do you know the women of yesterday and today? Take the Quiz.
by Samuel G. Hudson became the first woman in the history of the
20. Nikki Giovanni
14. The first woman elected to the Senate 19. Sojourner Truth
USAG Daegu Public Affairs U.S. Army to attain general officer rank. was ________. What state was this? 18. Susan B. Anthony
8. Who was the first woman in the 15. “No written law has ever been more 17. Carry Nation
1. Today most colleges do not offer Department of Defense to be selected to binding than unwritten custom supported 16. Beloved
women’s studies programs. True/False wear three stars? by popular opinion.” Who made this famous 15. Carrie Chapman Catt
2. Annie Leibovitz worked for Rolling 9. She is the first woman to attain the statement? 14. Rebecca Latimer Felton, Georgia
Stone magazine as a _____. rank of rear admiral in the Coast Guard. 16. Toni Morrison wrote _______. 13. Dr. Mary E. Walker
3. “I don’t want to get to the end Who is she? 17. Who was the temperance reformer 12. False, 1920
of my life and find that I lived just the 10. National Women’s History Month who destroyed saloons during prohibition?
11. Jane Austen
length of it. I want to have lived the width was once only a week-long, local event. 18. She was the first woman to cast a
10. True
of it as well.” Who made this famous True/False vote in the United States, even though it
9. Rear Admiral Mary P. O’Donnell
A. Mutter
11. “She had been forced into prudence was illegal. Who is she? 8. Marine Lieutenant General Carol
4. Maya Angelou wrote ________ in her youth, she learned romance as she 19. She was a freed slave who became an 7. Brigadier Anna Mae Hays
____. grew older—the natural sequence of an abolitionist and feminist. Who is she? Percussion
5. Women officially began their unnatural beginning.” Who made this 20. “Show me someone not full of 6. Concerto for Flute, Strings &
organized struggle for equal rights at famous statement? herself and I’ll show you a hungry person.” Seneca Falls
the ______ in Seneca Falls, New York, 12. The law granting all U.S. women Who made this famous statement? 5. Women’s Rights convention in
in 1848. the right to vote was passed in 1910. Sings
6. Melinda Wagner composed ____ True/False
Answers 4. I Know Why the Caged Bird
____. 13. Who is the only woman awarded the
Photographer 2. 3. Diane Ackerman
7. On June 11, 1970, ____________
False 1.
Medal of Honor?

News & Notes Students improve leadership skills during

school’s second Leadership Conference
Spouses can be
a Voice of Change by Cpl. Na Kyung-chul
The Daegu Spouses’ Association USAG Daegu Public Affairs
is accepting nominations for the
following positions: President,
First Vice President, Second Vice CAMP GEORGE — Daegu American
President, Secretary and Treasurer. School’s second annual Leadership
Nominations can be made at the Conference was held Mar. 7 – 8 sponsored
Apple Tree Gift Shop. For more by Student Council Association (SCA) and
information, contact 010-8671-6465 or Student to Student (S2S). The conference started with about 80 students gathering
in the DAS’s Multi-Purpose Room for
Flower Arrangement Class a proclamation by SCA/S2S advisor,
Chaplain Cross-Cultural Training & Thelberstine Buford.
Family Life Center holds a flower The conference was comprised of three
arrangement class 10 a.m. – 12 sessions and seven courses including public
p.m. Mar. 19 at the Camp Walker’s speaking, planning a field day, planning A logo which sympolize the second annual Leadership Conference is printed on a T-shirt. All the
Chapel Annex. Please, bring a bag a dance/homecoming, building a strong students who participated in this conference received these T-shirts and put these on during the
of candy for flower decoration. Seats team, writing a portfolio/interviewing skills, conference. — U.S. Army Photos By Cpl. Na Kyung-chul
are limited. First come, first serve. For conducting a meeting/Roberts Rules and
information, call Ms. Yi at DSN 768- managing time wisely.
7071. 15 volunteers from community
participated in this conference as instructors
Cooking Class of each course and they took the role of
A cooking class will be held supported mediators for students to learn about each
by Chaplain Cross-Cultural Training & agenda not by teaching, but by sharing
Family Life Center 6 – 8 p.m. Mar. 19 their opinions. “This conference is a good
at Camp George Bldg. G-504. The opportunity to provide students skills for
foods for the class will be chicken their independent life style after they leave
bristo & rice and seasoned beef & school,” said one of the instructors, Jodi
meat marinade potato. Seats are Chester. “My course let our teams know
limited. First come, first serve. For its different world after graduation and to
information, call Evelyn Jones at make them feel more comfortable in an
010-3146-4279 or Ms. Yi at DSN 768- interview and compile their resume for
7071. their first job.”
One of the instructors, Yoo Young-hee,
Tax Center led her managing time wisely course with
From Jan. 30 to June 13, free tax teaching Tai-Chi, a kind of marshal arts.
services are open to all military “I thought that the students needed
stress management before managing their USAG Daegu Management Analysist, Paul O’Leary talks with students about public speaking.
personnel and eligible DoD civilians
time,” said Yoo. “Tai-Chi is useful for stress He volunteered to this conference as an instructor of public speaking course.
and family members. Camp Henry
building 1685, room 123: Mon 0830 management and that’s why I decided to people will look down to that.” of activities including line dancing, watching
-1200; Tue, Wed & Fri 0830 – 1830, teach it.” “The public speaking provides confidence movies, playing video games and cards, and
& Thurs 1300 – 1500. Camp Carroll Most students picked the public speaking for the speaker,” said DAS eighth grader, board games.
building T125: Mon – Wed & Fri 0900 course as the most important course. “I think Jacob Olson. “I have learned new things “I believe that students gathered
– 1630 & Thurs 1330 – 1530. For the public speaking was a very important such as how to be a leader, and build a strong leadership skills through this conference
information, call Capt. Kimberly Aytes session because I can use these skills while team. I’m sure that it will be helpful for my so that they are comfortable to being heads
at DSN 768-7693. applying for jobs and communicating future job.” of any groups,” said Buford. “They actually
with people around me,” said DAS Shane After all the sessions were over, the learned how to be leaders and the leadership
USAG Daegu ADFCB Yingling. “If I’m not confident in speaking, students enjoyed the evening with a variety skills for a better future.”
The United States Army Garrison
Daege Armed Forces Disciplinary
Control Board (AFDCB) will convene
1 – 2:15 p.m. Mar. 25. The AFDCB
has great authority in working with off-
post problems that may be affecting
the livelihood of DoD personnel or
their family members, to include
designating the facility off-limits,
as a last resort. If you are aware of
an issue that you feel may require
the attention of or action from the
AFDCB, please contact Victor Lowe
at DSN 764-4167 or victorl@korea.

To areas II, III and IV

On behalf of the Zitniak family we
would like to say thank you for all
your love and support during our time
of sorrow. Your fellowship, gifts and
prayers were greatly appreciated. We
will never forget how the community
came together to honor Charlie. May
God bless you. – Hanna and Bianca
Zitniak Instructor of managing time wisely course, Yoo Young-hee teahes Tai-Chi, a kind of marshal arts, to the students and they are keen on following
her. She thought that the students needed stress management by Tai-Chi before managing their time.

501st medics conduct mass casualty exercise

transported them to the next level of medical put up against. Overall, the doctor and I are
facility. About half of the injured were severe very proud of the way they performed.”
and the other half were walking wounded. Sgt. Charles L. Nelson, 501st STB, who
On the walkthrough, the day before the was the evacuation NCO of the day’s training
actual exercise, the time from the initial injury said, “The walkthrough was good but today
to the ambulance exchange process was 45 we actually did things hands-on. Today we
minutes. On the actual training, the medics warmed up the IV bags, got to give shots, and
managed to reduce the time to 30 minutes. all of our medics were excellent. We sectioned
“I think we did the medical treatment very off our medics and treated the patients in a
well,” said Redd. His role was to take care of more than satisfactory order. I thought the
the more severely wounded. “This is the first training was excellent and hope we do this
time for us to train in this atmosphere like the more often.”
mass casualty exercise and I’m very impressed
and happy about the performance today.
Even the youngest soldiers in our unit took
charge and jumped in, treating the patients
right away.”
501st STB Medical Plt. Sgt., Staff Sgt.
Medics from 501st Special Troops Battalion load up the ambulance with patients at the ambu- Gollen M. Job praised his Soldiers for their
lance exchange point, from where the patients will be evacuated to a medical facility. — U.S. outstanding performance. “The evacuation
Army Photo By Cpl. Jang Won-il portion and the treatments of casualties
all went very well,” said Job. “They didn’t
by Cpl. Jang Won-il it is very important for the medics to conduct hesitate, they went out there, picked up the
USAG Daegu Public Affairs mass casualty training exercise so that it patient, identified and triaged the patient and
improves their combat readiness. “This is a provided treatment to the urgent Soldiers
CAMP CARROLL — Morale was high as very good opportunity for the 501st medics immediately.”
the 501st Special Troops Battalion successfully and the 75th Medical Company to enhance One of the most important tasks in the
conducted a mass casualty exercise on Mar. their joint reaction ability,” said Johnson. whole process of mass casualty treatment
5 at the BEQ hill of Camp Carroll. 19th The exercise began with an attack at is determining and making decisions of
Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and the motor pool which created a mass how critical a patient is and triaging them
75th Medical Company also participated casualty situation. The Quick Reaction according to priority. Urgent surgical patients
in the day’s training which was part of Key Force responded and eight patients were must be transported within 2 hours, priority
Resolve/Foal Eagle Exercise. immediately evacuated to an aid station patients within 4 hours, and routine patients
The main purpose of the exercise was to where 501st STB Surgeon Capt. Michael A. within 24 hours. A medic belonging to 501st Special Troops
evaluate the unit’s capability to treat patients Redd led the medics to triage the patients “Treatment and evacuation portion went Battalion treats a wounded Soldier injured
and transport the wounded to a higher level by priority, treat them, and re-transport quick and efficient,” said 501st STB Medical in a mock mortar attack as part of the mass
exchange point. According to the 501st STB them to the ambulance exchange point. The Plt. Leader, 2nd Lt. Joe A. Peabody. “The casualty drill held in Camp Carroll Mar. 5.
HHC Commander, Capt. James S. Johnson, 75th Medical Company took over and re- Soldiers did well considering what they were — U.S. Army Photo By Cpl. Suk Kyung-chul


Stryker Brigade experiences Korean Culture after excrecise

by Sgt. Jung Seo-jin which were in full blossom, thus, the temple Tong-il-daebul Buddha Statue.
19th ESC Public Affairs got its name, Donghwasa Temple. “The sculptures and temples are
“What happened was the Strykers’ gorgeous, especially the huge statue of
DAEGU – Soldiers from 1st Battalion, flight got delayed, and we decided to take the Buddha.” said 1st Battalion, 24th
24th Regiment, Charlie Company, 1st them out and see Korean culture, so they Regiment, Charlie Company, 1st Brigade,
Brigade, 25th Infantry Division Mar. 4, can experience Korean culture off post.” 25th Infantry Division, Team leader, Spc.
experienced a bit of Korean culture during said 498th Combat Sustainment Support Malachi Tangard.
the recent training deployment to Korea. Battalion, S&S officer in charge Capt. Leslie Also the Soldiers had an experience to see
The Stryker Brigade from Ft. Wainwright, A. Shipp. the Daeungjeon Main Worshipping Hall,
Alaska, successfully completed their Foal Eagle “The main plan was to show them a Beophwadang, Bongseoru Pavilion and
Training exercise and enjoyed a little rest and different side of Korea. They can see how other parts of the Donghwasa Temple.
relaxation before heading back to Alaska. gracious Korean people are, and get a chance The temple provided free meal to the
The group all enjoyed a day at Donghwasa to have the actual Korea experience of eating Soldiers where they had a bowl of vegetable
Temple at Mt. Pal gong. Korean food.” added Shipp. bibimbab, and kimchi soup. Soldiers also
Donghwasa Temple was built in 493 A.D The Soldiers were gathered at K2 Air experience the Korean tradition of removing
by Geukdalijonja and was originally called force base, then moved to Mt. Palgong, their boots in the dining room.
the Yugasa Temple. In 832 A.D, when Priest where they hiked up the hills, where snow “The food was great, I have Korean
Simji tried to rebuild the temple, the place was piled up on the road. Then arrived at relatives. Specifically I liked this meal better
was very beautiful with paulownia trees Donghwasa Temple and saw 108 feet high than some of the other ones we’ve had, it all
tasted extremely fresh, vegetables were very
crisp, it was very good.” said 1st Battalion,
24th Regiment, Charlie Company, 1st
Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, squad
leader, Staff. Sgt. Joshua Callows. “The food (Above) The 1st Battalion, 24th Regiment,
was probably not what I was used to, but Charlie Company, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry
that was better for me, than anything I have Division, Pfc. Patrick Tiwthong, praying in
ever had” Tangard added. front of the Tong-il-daebul Buddha Statue, at
After the meal each Soldiers had to wash Donghwasa Temple, Mt. Palgong, Mar. 4
their own bowl. (Left) Staff. Sgt. Mark Van Acker(right) and
“It was very different than I thought it Sgt. Andrew Brady(left), 1st Battalion, 24th
would be. I’ve been to Japan and there are Regiment, Charlie Company, 1st Brigade,
similarities and differences between Japan and 25th Infantry Division, washing the bowls they
Korea. As far as the country goes and what I’ve had for the meal at Donghwasa Temple, Mt.
seen the time we have spent here and also short Palgong, Mar. 4. — U.S. Army Photos By Sgt.
trip to DMZ, this is a very nice country with Jung Seo-jin
extremely polite people.” said Callows. wish we were able to see more of Korea than
“The temple and sculptures were they have allowed us to, but it is definitely
beautiful, amazing art work. I enjoyed a lot, I a beautiful place.” said Tangard.


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