T he U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East Dis Engineer Day at the district headquar ters as it prepares to relocate to Camp Humphreys. This celebration is bittersweet, said Col. Teresa Schlosser, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District commander. It was bitter because it was our last one here as we get ready to move. The sweet part is that the district will pretty much be all together. So we FED Engineering Day. Many of the districts employees cheerfully gathered at compounds flagpole for a unified organization photo. Following the photo, the group migrated to the East Gate Club for an award ceremony to congratulate many of the employees achievements. of the district celebrating its final Engineer Day. ing, said Schlosser. We are going to leave our home and go down to be with everyone else at Camp Humphreys. a district. We will still have Kunsan, Daegu, and a few of the outline sta tions, but for the most part we will be together. the compound including an egg-spoon race, free-throw competition, spades tournament, pull-ups, and much more. Most of the districts divisions put together teams to earn winning ac US Army Corps of Engineers Far East District E AST GATE E AST GATE DITI DITI N N Col. Teresa Schlosser (right), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District commander, presents employee awards during Engineer Day held at the districts East Gate Club, June 29. (Photo by Antwaun Parrish) colades from their peers. Some employees spouses and children joined in on the celebration and activities held at the compound. The children were entertained through bouncy-houses, face painting, and a coloring contest. Continued on Page 3 By Antwaun J. Parrish 1
US Army Corps of Engineers Far East District The is an authorized publication for members of the Far East District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Contents of this publication the U.S. Government, DoD, DA, or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is published monthly by the E-mail: District Commander Col. Teresa A. Schlosser Stephen Satkowski Antwaun J. Parrish Kim Chong-yun Yi Yong-un Check out the Far East District web site at www.pof.usace.army.mil E AST GATE E AST GATE DITI DITI N N (bottom right) Col. Jeong Se-ok (left), Chief, Program Management Team, MURO, and Col. Garrett Cottrell (right), Deputy Military Chief, United States Army Corps of Engineers Far East District, sign the Acceptance Release Letter of the General Officer Housing (AFH050), June 14. (Photos by SeukHwan Son) 2
Continued from Page 1 spades tournament, pull-ups, and much more. (Photos by Antwaun Parrish) Needless to say joy, laughter, celebration, and After a pot-luck luncheon the commander an nounced Team George as the winners of the overall sports competition. Team George was a team comprised of members of the construction division, named in honor of their outgoing chief whos retiring soon. Although this is the last celebration at the Seoul compound the district will continue to observe Engi neer Day and other events at its new Camp Humphreys location. I will like to thank everybody from all the sites for the work they put in for Engineer Day, because I know it takes a ton of work, said Schlosser. For everybody who helped put Engineer Day together, I thank them for that. 3
T he repair of the inside runway at Osan Air Base was awarded on Sept. 30, 2016. Osan holds the Air Forces oldest runway, built in 1952, and has supported countless operations from the Korean War to today. This project is a full replacement by unbonded PCC overlay to the entire runway surface, including asphalt concrete shoulders, airfield lighting system, and the runway overruns. This project is being built in five distinct phases, with each phase being completed in its entirety before moving to the next phase. Far East District Deputy Resident Engineer Karey Park said so far everything is going as planned. Im glad to say that concrete placement on the runway is in full swing. On a typical production day, we are placing approximately 550 cubic meters of concrete by use of a slipform paver, in addition to installing a new runway drainage system, electrical manholes, and base cans for the runway navigational aids. About 4,800 cubic meters of concrete have been placed so far, and we are looking forward to seeing the first aircraft take off from the new runway once the overlay is complete. (Photos by Stephen Satkowski) 4
Engineers at the Far East Districts Central Resident Office at Osan Air Base continue to provide construction surveillance on many projects. One of which is the Special Operations Command Korea facility which includes an administrative area, group operations center, vehicle storage building and a parachute drying tower that is 122 feet tall. The facility will support USFK ground and air component special operations with Republic of Korea forces. The facility is more than 60 percent complete and is scheduled to be finished by the end of the year. (Photos by Stephen Satkowski) Song Young-moo (left), the South Korea minister of National Defense, Gen. Vincent Brooks (2nd from left) Gen. Vincent Brooks, U.S. Forces Korea commander, Lee Sang-cheol (3rd from left) the first deputy of the South Korea National Security Office, stands for the U.S. and Korean national anthem during the grand opening of at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, June 29, 2018. A grand opening ceremony was held to celebrate the relocation of the command after 73 years at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. (Photo by Staff Sgt. David Chapman) 5
O will observance and rec ognize Womens Equal ity Day. The day was established by which gave women the right to vote. The observance has grown to include focusing attention on womens contin ity. The theme for this event does not change and is Celebrating Womens Right to Vote. We will observe National Hispanic By Valerie Bradley panic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded ous Hispanic communities which fall within the observance period. Sep of the independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and ber, Chile. The month, celebrates the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens with ancestors from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. The National Council of Hispanic Employ ment Program Managers, announced to Enhance our Traditions. The Far East District family said farewell to Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Richard Collins (second from right) and his family on June 22 at the Dragon Hill Lodge in Seoul. During the past two years Lt. Col. Collins was instrumental in preparing the exercises and its financial readiness. Thank you and good luck on your next assignment! (Photo by Yo Kyong-il) 6
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