CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - A Humphreys community member rolls a free bicycle that he chose down to the registration booth during the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway here, March 6. The RSO hosted the giveaway with the assistance of military police from across Humphreys, providing the opportunity for community members to select from approximately 100 impounded and abandoned bicycles and register them as their own. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus)
1 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - A Humphreys community member rolls a free bicycle that he chose down to the registration booth during the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway here, March 6. The RSO hosted the giveaway with the assistance of military police from across Humphreys, providing the opportunity for community members to select from approximately 100 impounded and abandoned bicycles and register them as their own. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus) (Photo Credit: Spc. Matthew Marcellus) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - Sgt. Ryan Jaramillo, a military police Noncommissioned Officer assiged to the 557th Military Police Company, 94th Military Police Battalion, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, center-right, offers a plush toy to a young community member attending the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office Community Bicycle Giveaway with their family here, March 6. Military police from across Humphreys assisted the RSO during the giveaway by interacting with community members, offering information and guidelines to participants, and helping to oversee the event. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus)
2 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - Sgt. Ryan Jaramillo, a military police Noncommissioned Officer assiged to the 557th Military Police Company, 94th Military Police Battalion, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, center-right, offers a plush toy to a young community member attending the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office Community Bicycle Giveaway with their family here, March 6. Military police from across Humphreys assisted the RSO during the giveaway by interacting with community members, offering information and guidelines to participants, and helping to oversee the event. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus) (Photo Credit: Spc. Matthew Marcellus) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - Previously abandoned and impounded bicycles are lined up, ready to be given away free to community members, prior to the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway here, March 6. Once community members selected their bicycles during the event, they were prompted to register the bikes with the Defense Biometric Identification Office within 10 days, to ensure that they are properly identified and avoid future impoundment or tickets. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus)
3 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - Previously abandoned and impounded bicycles are lined up, ready to be given away free to community members, prior to the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway here, March 6. Once community members selected their bicycles during the event, they were prompted to register the bikes with the Defense Biometric Identification Office within 10 days, to ensure that they are properly identified and avoid future impoundment or tickets. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus) (Photo Credit: Spc. Matthew Marcellus) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Lemon, right, the senior enlisted advisor for United States Army Garrison Humphreys, speaks with Staff Sgt. Michael Wait, the operations Noncommissioned Officer in Charge for the USAG Humphreys Provost Marshall Office, during the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway here, March 6.  During the giveaway, Lemon spoke with community members who attended the event to receive a free bicycle, encouraging and supporting them as the event commenced. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus)
4 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - Command Sgt. Maj. Benjamin Lemon, right, the senior enlisted advisor for United States Army Garrison Humphreys, speaks with Staff Sgt. Michael Wait, the operations Noncommissioned Officer in Charge for the USAG Humphreys Provost Marshall Office, during the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway here, March 6. During the giveaway, Lemon spoke with community members who attended the event to receive a free bicycle, encouraging and supporting them as the event commenced. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus) (Photo Credit: Spc. Matthew Marcellus) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - A Humphreys community member signs a registration agreement while accepting a free bicycle, during the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway here, March 6. The registration agreement prompts those attending the event to register their free bicycle at the Defense Biometric Identification System office in Maude Hall within 10 days or risk a ticket and re-impoundment of the bike. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus)
5 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - A Humphreys community member signs a registration agreement while accepting a free bicycle, during the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway here, March 6. The registration agreement prompts those attending the event to register their free bicycle at the Defense Biometric Identification System office in Maude Hall within 10 days or risk a ticket and re-impoundment of the bike. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus) (Photo Credit: Spc. Matthew Marcellus) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - Sgt. 1st Class Shameria Jones, the senior religious affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge for United States Army Garrison Humphreys, aids and oversees as a community member signs a registration agreement necessary for receiving a free bicycle as part of the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway here, March 6. Community members lined up, some for several hours, in order to receive a free bicycle that had previously been abandoned or impounded, allowing them to save money and improve their mobility during their time at Humphreys. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus)
6 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - Sgt. 1st Class Shameria Jones, the senior religious affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge for United States Army Garrison Humphreys, aids and oversees as a community member signs a registration agreement necessary for receiving a free bicycle as part of the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway here, March 6. Community members lined up, some for several hours, in order to receive a free bicycle that had previously been abandoned or impounded, allowing them to save money and improve their mobility during their time at Humphreys. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus) (Photo Credit: Spc. Matthew Marcellus) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - Staff Sgt. Michael Wait, the operations Noncommissioned Officer in Charge for the USAG Humphreys Provost Marshall Office, removes a lock from a previously impounded bike given out during the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway here, March 6.  During the event, approximately 100 bicycles were which had been previously abandoned or impounded were given out to community members, helping to ensure their effective mobility and transportation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus)
7 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - Staff Sgt. Michael Wait, the operations Noncommissioned Officer in Charge for the USAG Humphreys Provost Marshall Office, removes a lock from a previously impounded bike given out during the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway here, March 6. During the event, approximately 100 bicycles were which had been previously abandoned or impounded were given out to community members, helping to ensure their effective mobility and transportation. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus) (Photo Credit: Spc. Matthew Marcellus) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - Humphreys community members browse a selection of approximately 100 bicycles collected to be given out free during the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway here, March 6. As many Soldiers are unable to transport their personal vehicles to Korea during their tour, community opportunities such as these provide additional means for them and all community members to enhance their mobility options and experience all that Korea has to offer. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus)
8 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - Humphreys community members browse a selection of approximately 100 bicycles collected to be given out free during the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway here, March 6. As many Soldiers are unable to transport their personal vehicles to Korea during their tour, community opportunities such as these provide additional means for them and all community members to enhance their mobility options and experience all that Korea has to offer. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus) (Photo Credit: Spc. Matthew Marcellus) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - A community member scans over a line of free bicycles for her ideal bike here, March 6, during the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway. Soldiers from the RSO and military police from across Humphreys volunteered to help set up the event, ensure that participants had the appropriate information, and oversaw the successful giveaway of approximately 100 bikes to Soldiers, families and community members. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus)
9 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - A community member scans over a line of free bicycles for her ideal bike here, March 6, during the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway. Soldiers from the RSO and military police from across Humphreys volunteered to help set up the event, ensure that participants had the appropriate information, and oversaw the successful giveaway of approximately 100 bikes to Soldiers, families and community members. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Marcellus) (Photo Credit: Spc. Matthew Marcellus) VIEW ORIGINAL

By: Spc. Matthew Marcellus / USAG-Humphreys Public Affairs Office

CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea – Eyes widened with excitement and anticipation as the 2nd Annual Area III USAG Humphreys Religious Support Office (RSO) Community Bicycle Giveaway commenced, drawing in community members from across Humphreys with the offer of a free bicycle here, March 6.

The Humphreys RSO hosted the event, along with the participation of volunteers from across Humphreys, who helped set up the event, organize community members following United States Forces Korea COVID-19 precautions and facilitate a registration agreement necessary for community members taking a bicycle.

“We’re conducting a community bicycle giveaway to give back to the community and to police up a lot of the abandoned bikes that are found,” said Staff Sgt. Michael Wait, the operations Noncommissioned Officer in Charge for the USAG Humphreys Provost Marshall Office. “The single staff sergeants and below don’t necessarily have the opportunity to get vehicles to drive around, as they need to have an exception to policy to get around that. Humphreys is not the smallest installation, so getting around here is a lot easier if you have some sort of mobile transportation.”

Soldiers, families and community members lined up, some even several hours early, for the chance to select a bike from among a group of abandoned bicycles impounded by the military police.

“I think having a bike to get around would be important, especially with all of the cars and traffic here,” said Dinah Barry, a military spouse and community member who attended the giveaway with her two children. “It’s also very scenic in a lot of the areas where we live off-base, so it would be nice just to ride our bikes around to enjoy them.”

A critical stipulation of receiving a bicycle was the registration agreement that participants had to sign, stating that they would register their new bike with the Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) office, at Maude Hall, within 10 days. The DBIDS office would then give a registration number and sticker that participants must affix to their bicycle or risk receiving a ticket and losing the bike to re-impoundment.

“Just make sure you guys register your bikes, because if they don't have the registration tag affixed to the bike, any of them can be pulled off of the road,” said Wait. “It’s like a license plate for a car, so if you get your bike stolen and we can run that number, we can actually find out who stole your bike if they try to re-register the bike.”

The bike giveaway is one of many events organized and put on by garrison assets to help support the greater Humphreys community, many of whom are separated from their families and friends for extended periods. Such events provide unique opportunities for Soldiers, families and community members to participate in and support, helping to build and fortify the resilient and robust atmosphere of Humphreys.

“There’s a lot of good information here,” said Barry. “Thank you for this giveaway. It’s great to see and feel the support to the community and the Soldiers, especially being overseas and away from family. It’s a really good asset to have.”