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    • The Peninsula-Wide News Publication Volume 2, Issue No. 18 No. 18 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA Feb. 20, 2004 FalconsSAHS Falcons accomplish the unexpectedWrestlers capture first Tournament. practicing with various Korean high wrestlers from different weight classes The Seoul American High School school wrestlers, the team didn’t think compete to place first. The tournamentFar East championship Falcons traveled to Yokota Air Base in it was not ready for the tough started with pool play then moved into Japan Feb. 9 to participate in the Far competition of the Kanto Plains or a double-elimination bracket. The reasonStory by Linus Lee East tournament held Feb. 11-13. Okinawa schools. for the pool play was to give wrestlersArea II Public Affairs Office Fifteen schools from the Far East “Wrestlers from the Kanto Plains more opportunities to wrestle. The first participated, which included eight know each other. Every team is always match started 9 a.m. each day. Matches YONGSAN – “For you seniors, this schools from Japan, two schools from curious about us because we did not lasted until 8 p.m.will be the last wrestling tournament you Okinawa, two from the Philippines participate in any invitational “You get completely exhausted, andwill ever participate in. No one expects and one school from Guam. Osan tournaments this year. Before we left sometimes you just want to quit. Youanything from us. Let’s give our best American High School also sent a team. for Japan, we practiced extremely hard. have that motivation to continue eveneffort and show everyone in this Before entering the tournament, none There was no one slacking off,” said though your body cannot take ittournament who’s dominant,” said of the teams expected much of SAHS. senior Herald Oertwig. physically,” said junior John Crabtree.coach Julian Harden to his wrestlers After having only four dual meets with The first two days of the tournamentbefore the Far East Wrestling See Wrestling on Page 10 the Osan High School Cougars and was individual competition, when U.S. flag insignia Soldier works as volunteer teacher to be worn by all By Sgt. 1st Class Marcia Triggs Army News Service WASHINGTON — All Soldiers can now wear the U.S. flag insignia on the right shoulder of their utility uniform as a continued reminder that the Army is engaged in a war at home and abroad. “The flag has been around for years to identify deploying troops. Now based on the Army’s joint expeditionary mindset, the flag represents our commitment to fight the war on terror for the foreseeable future,” said Sgt. Maj. Walter Morales, the uniform policy chief for G1. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker approved the uniform item Feb. 11, and all Soldiers have until Oct. 1, 2005, to get the insignia sewn on their uniforms. A message on the uniform policy went out to the force Feb. 14, announcing “the current policy of deployed Soldiers wearing the U.S. flag on utility uniforms is expanded to include all Soldiers throughout the force regardless of deployment status.” PHOTO BY SGT. WARREN TRIMBLE Currently there are not enough flags Staff Sgt. Maurice Skinner directs traffic from the Camp Page Army Airfield tower Tuesday. Skinner is the chief air traffic controller, but was in the inventory, which is why recently recognized by the Chuncheon mayor for his off-duty volunteer work. Read about Skinner’s accomplishments on Page 5. See Flag on Page 4 What ’s inside... INSIDE Council proposes Signal Soldiers Teamwork makes Gate guards Blotter....................Page 4 steps to improve brave cold port mission fulfill vital Movies...................Page 14 Chaplain................Page 15 relations to hone skills a success security role MWR Events...........Page 18 Korean Language....Page 30 See Page 5 See Page 9 See Page 22 See Page 27
    • MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 2 Feb. 20, 2004Personnel Points Dollars & Sense Centralized Army Officer Promotion System8th Personnel Command the “whole officer” concept. It is an Quality of life enhancements unavoidable fact that some officers 175th Finance Command Community Bank YONGSAN — The officer considered for promotion will not be YONGSAN — The overseas cost The Community Bank recentlypromotion selection system is closely selected for promotion. There are always of living allowance survey for Korea launched phase one of its Web site.monitored and managed because of the more outstanding officers who are fully has officially ended. The initial site is a public access Webfar-reaching effects the selection qualified to perform duty at the next The support provided by service site. It is considered a public siteprocess has on the mission of the Army, higher grade, but who are not selected members throughout the peninsula is because it is accessible to all. Itand the professional development, because of selection capability to be commended. provides ATM and banking centermorale and well-being of the officer restrictions. More than 15,000 service members locations, phone numbers, productcorps. Since promotion selection boards are took part in this survey in an effort to information and frequently asked The basic concept of the promotion not authorized by law to divulge the improve the quality of life for current questions. The Web site isselection system is to select those reasons for selection or nonselection of service members and for those who www.dodcommunitybank.com.officers who have demonstrated that any officer, specific reasons for the follow. Phase two of the Web site isthey possess the professional and moral board’s recommendations are not This participation is an increase of scheduled for launch by the end ofqualifications, integrity, physical fitness, known. A nonselected officer can only more than 4,000 from the last survey June 2004. It will provide onlineand ability required to successfully conclude that a promotion selection conducted in 2003. capabilities such as bill paying,perform the duties expected of an officer board determined that his or her overall The results from this survey are account statements, accountin the next higher grade. record, when compared with the being compiled and reviewed by the balances, transfer of funds, check The centralized officer promotion records of contemporaries in the zone 175th Finance Command for ordering and more.selection system is governed by of consideration, did not reflect as high subsequent submission to the Per For Community Bank customersprocedures based on statute (Title 10, a potential as those selected for Diem Committee in Washington. these capabilities will be on a secureUnited States Code), Army Regulation promotion. Overseas housing allowance Web site and only those who have(AR 600-8-29, Officer Promotions) and Each officer can be assured that he The overseas housing allowance accounts with Community Bank andpolicy established by the Secretary of or she receives fair and equitable survey has officially ended. There was have requested access will be able tothe Army and the Deputy Chief of Staff consideration. Nonselection for 100 percent participation in this survey enter. Access to the Web site duringfor Personnel. promotion does not imply that an officer by U.S. Forces Korea personnel. This phase one and two will be free. Promotion selection is conducted has not performed in an admirable was a critical step in ensuring proper Plans exist to install a leave andfairly and equitably by boards composed manner or that the Army does not value entitlement amounts are received by earnings statement machine in theof mature, experienced, senior officers. the service performed. Officers not service members for utility expenses Yongsan branch for servicemembersEach board consists of different selected for promotion are not precluded and moving in housing allowances. to retrieve a copies of their LESesmembers, and women and minority from consideration by future boards, The Per Diem, Travel and when needed for banking transactions.members are routinely appointed. A provided they meet the eligibility criteria Transportation Allowance Committee This capability is currently in use attypical board is presided over by a established for consideration. will review the results and determine Camp Casey and has been successful..general officer and consists of 18-21 The Army has established procedures if the utility expense portion of OHA The machine is scheduled to beofficers in a grade senior to that of those to counsel, upon request, officers not require adjustments. operational by the end of April.being considered for promotion. The selected for promotion. Nonselectedboard membership reviews the entire officers may avail themselves of suchperformance portion of the officialrecord of every officer being considered counseling through their commanders or through the Human Resource Court-Martial young as five years old. Cale also madefor promotion. Selection boards Command. these files available for distribution torecommend those officers who, in the Officers desiring counseling or United States v. Cale others by placing them in his sharedcollective judgment of the board, are the requesting that information be provided At an Army General Court-Martial Kazaa directory.best qualified for promotion. to their commanders should contact held at Camp Humphreys Feb. 17, Pvt. A military judge, sitting as a General Congressional and budgetary their career managers. Stephen M. Cale, Battery F, 1st Court-Martial, sentenced Cale to threeconstraints dictate the number, which An officer may request Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery, years in confinement, reduction to E-1,may be selected for promotion to each reconsideration for promotion when an Kunsan Air Base, pled guilty to and was and a bad conduct discharge. Pursuantgrade. Each board considers all officers action, by a regularly scheduled convicted of receiving and possessing to his pretrial agreement, Private Caleeligible for promotion consideration, but selection board, which considered him child pornography. will serve no more than 18 months init may only select a number within or her for promotion, was contrary to Between January and October 2003, confinement.established selection constraints. The law or involved material error. When an Cale downloaded from the Internet onto The case must now go to theSecretary of the Army, in his officer suspects that reconsideration his personal computer more than 1,100 convening authority for review andmemorandum of instruction, establishes may be appropriate, requests should be images and videos of child pornography. action.limits on the number of officers to be addressed to: Commander, HRC, ATTN: The images ranged from pictures of Neither the findings nor sentence areselected. The selection process is an AHRC-MSP-S, 200 Stovall Street, naked children to videos of grown men final until the convening authority takesextremely competitive process based on Alexandria, VA 22332-0443. having sex with little girls, some as action. Published by IMA-Korea Region Morning Calm Printed by Oriental Press This Army newspaper is an authorized Installation Management Agency-Korea Region Printed by Oriental Press, a age, marital status, physical publication for members of the private firm in no way connected handicap, political affiliation, or Department of Defense. Contents of The Director/Publisher Brig. Gen. John A. Macdonald with the U.S. Government, under any other non-merit factor of the Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily Public Affairs Officer Dennis K. Bohannon exclusive written contract with purchaser, user or patron. If a official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. the Contracting Command- violation or rejection of this equal Deputy Public Affairs Officer Stephen Oertwig Korea. The civilian printer is opportunity policy by an advertiser Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. Editor Spc. Nicole M. Robus responsible for commercial is confirmed, the printer shall The editorial content of this weekly advertising. The appearance of refuse to print advertising from publication is the responsibility of the Area I Area III advertising in this publication, that source until the violation is IMA-Korea Region, Public Affairs, APO Commander Col. Jeffery T. Christiansen Commander Col. Mike D. Clay including inserts or supplements, corrected. Public Affairs Officer Margaret Banish-Donaldson Public Affairs Officer Susan Barkley does not constitute endorsement AP 96205. President: Charles Chong CI Officer David McNally CI Officer Steve Davis by the U.S. Army or Oriental Circulation: 12,500 Press of the products or services Commercial Advertising advertised. Telephone: 738-5005 SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Area II Area IV Everything advertised in this Fax: (02) 790-5795 Phone: DSN 738-3355 Commander Col. Timothy K. McNulty Commander Col. James M. Joyner Public Affairs Officer John A. Nowell Public Affairs Officer Kevin Jackson publication shall be made E-mail: oppress@kornet.net Fax: DSN 738-5557 available for purchase, use or Mail address: Oriental Press, CI Officer Joe Campbell CI Officer Galen Putnam E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly Staff Writer Cpl. Kim Hee-jin Staff writer Pvt. Oh Dong-keun patronage without regard to race, PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP @usfk.korea.army.mil religion, gender, national origin, 96206-0758 Support and Defend
    • MORNING CALMThe Morning Calm Weekly Page Feb. 20, 2004 3NEWS & NOTES Why Korea is becoming the Duty Assignment of Choice Tax Online Tax StatementsMilitary members and Department of Defense civilianemployees now have access to view, save and printtheir tax statements from myPay at https://mypay.dfas.mil.For assistance, users can call myPay customer supportat 800-390-2348. Tax statements are now posted onthe myPay Web site. Buffalo Soldier Award BanquetDistrict 21, Far East Free and Accepted Masons,is scheduled to hold its 10th annual Buffalo SoldierAchievement Award Banquet 7 p.m. March 27 atthe Dragon Hill Lodge, Naija Ballroom.This special event will recognize the famed 9thand 10th Cavalary Regiments of the BuffaloSoldiers.For more information or tickets please contact1st Sgt. Willie Baker at 011-9691-5603 or contactAlvin Wilkins at deputywilkins@yahoo.com. Scholarship Deadline PHOTO BY MIKE MOONEY ApproachingThe American Women’s Club Thrift Store on Bowling center to open soonSouth Post has about $10,000 in scholarship funds Workers from Poong Chan Construction Co. work on the new Camp Humphreys Strike Zoneavailable for students and adults. The deadline Center. Bowling Center. The long-awaited opening of the new Strike Zone Bowling Center is expectedfor submitting applications is Feb. 27. March 1, with a soft-opening all month long and a Grand Opening in April. The new StrikeApplications are available at the Thrift Store walk-through Zone is a $3.2 million, 16-lane facility located across from the walk -through gate and connectedlocated at building 4222, next to the multipurpose to the Nitewatch Club.training facility. aithlift F aithlif t 2004Faithlift 2004, an inter-denominational Christianconference inviting women from across the Pharmacy offers tips to lessen prescription filling hasslespeninsula to join for a time of fellowship, teaching,and praise and worship music will be held April16-17 at the Dragon Hill Lodge and South PostChapel. It is open to all women Department ofDefense identification card holders; however, 18th Medical Command medications needed or an acceptable identification at the pharmacyspace is limited. For more information or to sign alternative. window. Pay patients must present YONGSAN — Filling aup contact faithliftkorea@hotmail.com or contact In most instances the pharmacy a valid Notification Note from the prescription can be a hassleone of the following people. can provide a one time courtesy refill Uniform Business Office for thatYongsan — Alena Warren, 790-1953 sometimes. There are several things with a 30-day supply of the day from Patient AdministrationCamp Casey — Beth Whipple, 011-9686-7427 a person can do to help avoid an medication(s) if the prescription is Division 737-3685.Camp Humphreys — Janel Olson, 031-652-8627 unpleasant visit to the local pharmacy from another military installation. ! Bring the empty bottle orDaegu — Michele Pelletier 764-4292 that involve simple communication. This will allow time to see a “Typically, people are surprised container with the prescriptionOsan — Melissa Tulberg 783-6007 physician locally and have your label on it if coming in for a refill.Kunsan — Yvonne Crouch 782-4415 when filling prescriptions, because prescriptions renewed. This will help the pharmacy staffPusan — Holly Floro 051-817-4006 they think 121st General Hospital is ! Strongly recommend that a medical center with a large list of process your refill by providing a link before leaveing in route to a new Youth Services Sports drugs in supply, but, in fact we are a or trail from your last refill. registration combat support hospital with a much duty station, ask the pharmacy Pharmacists do their best toChild and Youth Services baseball, girl’s softball, smaller list of drugs on hand,” said service for a 30-day supply on all provide high quality health care andand T-ball registration for youth ages 5-18 is today Maj. Todd Williams, pharmacist, of your prescriptions. every tidbit of information to helpthrough March 5. Register at building 4211 with 121st General Hospital. This will help one from running out achieve this goal is useful.the central registration office. For more Examine a few tips to make the of an important medication while ! Ask questions about allinformation contact 738-5567, 738-8117 or 738- next visit to the pharmacy “painless” traveling and it will allow the medical medications – not just the3001. treatment facility and the pharmacy prescriptions be picked up at the and maybe even enjoyable: ! Contact the pharmacy before at the new duty station time to time. Family Readiness Group respond to any special medication Meeting seeing the doctor. Understand how to correctly take needs one has upon arrival to Korea. your medication(s) or administer theThe next Korea Region Family Readiness Group The pharmacy will have the mostmeeting will be held 4-5 p.m. Wednesday at the current information on which ! Bring your identification card medication(s) to a family member.South Post Chapel, room 214. medications are available and which and the patient’s identification The pharmacy has Korean- medications have various prescribing card if picking up a prescription speaking staff to help with Korean U.S. Militar y Acedemy restrictions. Call the pharacy if a for a family member. family members or prescriptions Founder’s Day Social written prescription was given, a The Privacy Act, federal law, and from local physicians.All West Point graduates are invited to attend a No prescription from the states or a Army regulations require the Following the directions on theHost Benny Havens Social in honor of West Point prescription brought from another patient’s ID card be presented when label with the instructions from theFounders Day March 6 at the Dragon Hill Lodge, military installation. picking up a medication prescription. doctor and the pharmacist are veryNaija Ballroom. Reservations need to be made by The pharmacy cannot honor a Family members who are over the important to having a successfulFeb. 28. For more information contact your unit treatment outcome. refill from a civilian pharmacy like age of 10 years old should have arepresentative or e-mail Walgreen’s or Rite Aid; however, it military identification cardHutchisonj@usfk.korea.army.mil. can offer solutions on how to get the Be prepared to show proper See Pharmacy on Page 4
    • MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 4 Feb. 20, 2004Flag from Page 1 Soldiers have a substantial amount Army Regulation 670-1, Wear andof time to get the flags sewn on, Appearance of the Army UniformMorales said. and Insignia. Deploying troops have the priority. The regulation still states thatEveryone else will have to wait until Soldiers are not authorized to wearthe Defense Logistics Agency has the full-color cloth U.S. flag replicamore in stock, he said. An estimated upon their return to home stations.30 million flags need to be procured, However, the latest change will behe added. added to the regulation when it is Enlisted Soldiers will not have to revised sometime this year, Moralespurchase the flags. said. They will be issued five flags from Nothing has changed regardingtheir assigned unit, and commanders the placement of the flag, Moraleswill make arrangements for getting said. It is sewn one-half of an inchthe insignia sewn on, Morales said. below the shoulder seam. If a However, if Soldiers purchase the combat patch is also placed on theflags on their own, they will not be right shoulder, the flag is sewn one-reimbursed, he added. eighth of an inch below the combat When purchasing the flag, the only patch.ones authorized for wear on the “The flag is worn on the rightuniform is the reverse field flag in shoulder to give the effect of the flagred, white and blue. flying in the breeze as the wearer Subdued flags and those in other moves forward,” Morales said.colors are in violation of U.S. code, “This will serve as a vividMorales said. reminder that our nation is at war,” Individuals should comply with added Morales. Pharmacy from Page 3 ! Keep good records of the Internet Refill Service link on prescription and medication the left side of the page. history. Patients can consider using the The prescription number, the Tricare Mail Order Pharmacy name of the medication, and the Program as another means to name of the doctor who having new prescriptions and prescribed it are the most refills processed. important pieces of information for For more information on the the pharmacy to help solve a Tricare Mail Order Pharmacy medication “mystery”. Program log on to ! Use new alternatives to www.pec.ha.osd.mil/TMOP/ getting prescriptions refilled. TMOPhome.htm or The 121st General Hospital www.express-scripts.com offers an automated telephone For any further questions or refill service that people can call specific or unique prescription anytime to request a refill. The circumstances please contact the number is 737-7939 or 0505-737- Department of Pharmacy at the 7939 from a cell phone. 121st General Hospital. Refills processed using this The pharmacy can be reached system are typically ready for at DSN 737-7993 or 737-7984 or pickup the next business day. 0505-737-7993 or 0505-737-7984 The pharmacy also offers an from a cell phone. Internet refill service that can be Individuals can also visit us on used anytime. the web at https:// Log on to https:/www.seoul. www.seoul.amedd. a m e d d . a r m y. m i l / 1 2 1 G H / a r m y. m i l / 1 2 1 G H / p h a r m a c y / pharmacy/pharm.htm and look for pharm.htm. MP-Blotter for $4,572 by the U.S. Government for the lost goods. The following entries were Through further investigation byextracted from the past several CID the missing container wasweek’s military police blotters. found.Such entries may be incomplete The container was still sealed withand do not determine the guilt or the original seals.innocence of any person. The container was open and inspected to ensure that the items In January a claim for a lost that were claimed missing werecontainer of household goods was there. Inspection revealed thatfiled. several items that were claimed were The claimant was issued a check not there. Investigation continues.
    • Page 5 Feb. 20, 2004 City officials Warriors honor laud Soldier black Americans Area I Public Affairs Office Deputy Division Chaplain (Maj.) Sherman Baker CHUNCHEON — The mayor (left), energizes a packed room at a 2nd Infantry of Chuncheon presented a plaque Division ethnic observation at Camp Red Cloud of appreciation to a U.S. Army Soldier in a ceremony Feb. 2. Feb. 11. Story on Page 6 Staff Sgt. Maurice Skinner Sr., Company B, 58th Aviation Regiment, 164th Air Traffic Services Group, received the plaque for his volunteer services while tutoring English to many city officials. “Ms. Mun Wol-mi, the airfield secretary, recommended me to the garrison to teach English at City Hall in Chuncheon,” Skinner said. “The people I interacted with were from various fields: social services, librarians, arts and crafts and recreation coordinators, and also information specialists.” Skinner is an air traffic control facility chief at the Camp Page tower. “I taught for approximately three months from September PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLY through December last year,” Pvt. Wayne Flowers (right) sits across from Spc. Lucia Weeks and Staff Sgt. Danny Todd, all assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters, 2nd Skinner said. Infantry Division, during the 2004 Black History Month observation Feb. 11. “This cements our already Council proposes steps to improve relations strong bond between the Soldiers of Camp Page and the citizens of the local community,” said Joe Bell, Camp Page installation By David McNally coordinate the hiking proposal in May the Fresh Green Season” in May or manager. “We must continue to Area I Public Affairs Office or October. early June. work to make ourselves as visible “We would like to invite officers Korean officials reiterated their desire as possible in ways like this.” and Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry to offer foreigners activities to learn POCHEON — Korean and The mayor echoed Bell’s Division to cultural events to thank about Korean culture. They announced American officials gathered for the sentiments during his speech at the them for their service and boost their a budget of 27,000,000 Korean won, sixth Korean-American partnership presentation. or about $23,500, to sponsor events to council meeting Feb. 5. morale,” said Chung Seung-woo, vice “Actions like this enhance our introduce foreigners to Korean U.S. Army officials from Area I and governor of Gyeonggi Province. relationship,” said Mayor Ryu traditional teas, ethnic foods, Gyeonggi the 2nd Infantry Division received Chung announced an additional Chong-su. “I would like to thank folk songs and other cultural exchanges. proposals from the North Gyeonggi proposed budget of 160,000,000 Sergeant Skinner for his The council also coordinated public provincial government on how to Korean won, or about $139,100, to contributions.” relations activities that highlight enhance the American Soldier ’s hold entertainment shows at a U.S. The plaque said, “you showed cooperation. Korean experience. military camp three to five times a an unprecedented dedication as a They said U.S. Forces Korea’s The provincial officials anticipated year. volunteer teacher, and by doing so, community services, such as English securing a budget of 146,400,00 North Gyeonggi province you have greatly contributed to the tutoring and good neighbor days, should Korean won, or about $127,300, to announced a plan to produce videos improvement of the English continue. offer cultural and industrial facilities and compact discs to provide daily speaking abilities of the employees “I expect there will be more tours to at least 720 U.S. Forces Korea living and cultural information. within the Chuncheon City discussions on these proposals soon,” servicemembers. “This should be useful information said Kil Kwang-chun, Area I community Government.” The officials stated in a booklet of for U.S. military members serving in relation officer. “The Korean action “I am grateful for the initiatives to “enhance mutual Korea,” the official said. officer told me these ideas would be opportunity I had to interact with Chuncheon’s citizens,” Skinner understanding and trust by offering The video project should be discussed in detail at the next council said. “This was not work for me, opportunities for hiking and mingling completed by the end of May, and will meeting.” but a pleasure that I was fortunate to Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry cost 70,000,000 Korean won, or The council meets every two or to have.” Division and Korean civilians in their about $60,900, he said. three months to discuss how to better The ceremony took place in the 20s to 40s.” Chung invited the 2nd Infantry Korean and American relations. Chuncheon City Hall. They requested cooperation from Division Band to participate in concerts the U.S. council representatives to at a planned festival of “Harmony in E-mail david.mcnally@us.army.mil
    • Page 6 MORNING CALM Feb. 20, 2004 The Morning Calm WeeklyNEWS & NOTES Commissary welcomes requests Tennessee Titans By David McNally Area I office of the U.S. Army “I had to request (the items) through Cheerleaders Show Area I Public Affairs Office Contracting Command Korea, said he our central distribution center at Yongsan,”Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders perform 7 – 9 was surprised to find out commissary she said. “They forwarded the request top.m. March 2 at Camp Howze; March 3 Camp CAMP RED CLOUD — For officials were willing to special order (the Defense Commissary Agency)Essayons; March 10 at Camp Casey; March 13 Soldiers and civilians who depend on items. region.”at Rodriguez Range and March 14 at Camp Area I commissaries to meet grocery “I wanted a food supplement that San Nicolas said the regional officePage. needs, limited selection is a fact of life. was stocked in the post exchange,” Cho checks to see if the item is authorized for “We have fewer items for sale than explained. “None of the commissaries the Far East. Tuition Discount large stores like Yongsan,” said Rosario had it.” “There’s no stopping us from gettingMilitary spouses are eligible to receive the San Nicolas, Camp Red Cloud Cho requested two items. According what the customer wants,” San Nicolassame tuition discount Saint Leo University Commissary manager. “But, anything to San Nicolas, one took three days to said with a smile.offers military servicemembers. Both they stock, we can order.” arrive, and the other took almost four “Mr. Cho’s request took months, butservicemembers and their spouses can take David Cho, a federal employee at the months. I followed up on a weekly and monthlySaint Leo University online classes for $250 basis,” she said. “I finally notified himper credit hour – a $345 savings per three- when the item came in.”credit-hour course. For more information call “I feel the commissary offers goodretired Maj. Houston McGowan at 888-622- service and support,” Cho said. “Rose7344 ext. 4534 or e-mail at houston- came through for me.”mcgowan@universityalliance.com At the Camp Stanley Commissary, a recent customer request for a flavored Wednesday Services Ash Wednesday Ser vices diet soda put the item on the shelves withinCatholic Mass to be celebrated Wednesday three days.includes: Camp Stanley Chapel 8 a.m. “If the item is stocked at our main storeCamp Red Cloud Warrior Chapel Noon. in Yongsan,” said Jose Gonzalez, Camp Stanley commissary manager, “we can Education Center Delays get it quickly.” Class The Camp Stanley store stocks aroundThe Camp Red Cloud Education Center has 5,000 items. The CRC commissarypostponed their previously announced functional carries around 8,000 products.academic skills training class to improve general Rosario San Nicolas, Camp Red Cloud commissary manager, talks with a shopper about thetechnical scores. The next class is 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., services available at the commissary Feb. 11. E-mail david.mcnally@us.army.milFeb. 23 - 27. For more information contact StanleySchultz at schultzs@usfk.korea.army.mil. Eigth Army Bataan MarchThe 8th Army Bataan match qualifier, 13.1 miles, Community celebrates black historywill be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Camp Hovey Area I Public Affairs Office the Supreme Court. In 1954, a others,” Baker said. “I know whenPhysical Fitness Center. unanimous decision by the court laid Africans arrived in Jamestown in 1619, CAMP RED CLOUD — About 200 out constitutional grounds for the they were not waving a flag.” Army Family Action Plan 2nd Infantry Division and Area I desegregation of America’s public Baker said Africans arrived inThe Army Family Action Plan steering committee Soldiers and civilians packed schools, said Baker. shackles and chains.meeting will be held from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Mitchell’s Feb. 11 to celebrate Black “It told America that we are all equal,” “We know that families were brokenMarch 15 at the Camp Red Cloud Army Community History Month. Baker said. “Blacks are not inferior to up,” he said. “Our history was lost.”Services classroom. For more information, contact Across the U.S. Army, similar whites. We are all God’s children.” Baker said he hoped people wouldCheryl French at 730-3107. observances touched on the 2004 Baker encouraged the audience to leave the luncheon knowing that theme: The 50th anniversary of remember the struggle and contributions opportunities exist.Extended hours in CRC and Brown v. Board of Education. of African-Americans. “We should appreciate those Stanley gyms “This year’s theme is very unique,” “I know the opportunities we enjoy opportunities,” he said. “But we mustThe Camps Red Cloud and Stanley gymnasiums said Chaplain (Maj.) Sherman Baker today were paid for by the sacrifices of not forget those who sacrificed.”now remain open to midnight on weekends. Jr., the keynote speaker for the luncheon event. “I got the feeling weBOSS Freestyle Jersey Jam have all heard about Brown versus theThe jam will take place tentatively from 10 p.m. – Board of Education.”3 a.m. April 2 at Camp Red Cloud Mitchell’s. Baker, a Baptist minister, energizedThere will be freestyle and best jersey the room with a fiery oratory aboutcompetitions. There will be a sign-up sheet for the landmark 1954 U.S. Supremethe open microphone. Court decision that led to the desegregation of America’s public BOSS Fear Factor schools.In the true fashion of the television series "Fear In the early 1950s racism and racialFactor", Camp Red Cloud Better Opportunities for segregation in public schools were theSingle and Unaccompanied Soldiers is in the norm all across America, said Baker.process of developing its own event. More “The truth of the matter is, most black schools were far inferior to theirinformation will be available as decisions are voted white counterparts,” Baker said.upon and health liabilities are negotiated and Baker told the audience how Oliverapproved by the troop medical clinic. Tentative Brown tried to enroll his daughter indate is April 17. a white elementary school seven blocks from his home. The Topeka Bowling Center third-grader had been forced to walkThe manager of the Camp Red Cloud Bowling a mile through a railroad switchyardCenter has approved a 10 percent discount off to get to her black elementary school.bowling on the second Tuesday of every month. The National Association for theBetter Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Advancement of Colored People took Sgt. 1st Class Sherinette Haynes, the 2nd Infantry Division equal opportunity noncommisionedSoldier attire must be worn to receive the discount. the case and argued it all the way to officer, speaks to the community gathered to celebrate the Feb. 11 Black History Month celebration.
    • MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page Feb. 20, 2004 7Combat engineers improve siteSoldiers find asurprise in the gravelStory, photo by David McNallyArea I Public Affairs Office MUNSAN — U.S. Army combatengineers completed enhancements toa Korean Army training range outsideof Camp Garry Owen Wednesday. “We’re improving the range for the4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry,” said 2ndLt. Shi Broadwell, a platoon leaderwith the 82nd Engineer Company,Combat Support Equipment. “We’realso working with the Republic ofKorea Army to do a little bit ofimprovement they requested.” Broadwell said Chong-jin range isa Korean Army facility; howeverSoldiers from the 4th Squadron, 7thCavalry Regiment regularly trainshere. Soldiers from the 82nd EngineerCompany, out of Camp Edwards inthe Western Corridor, began work onFeb. 9. Spc. Duane Jones, 82nd Engineer Company, operates a bulldozer Feb. 13 on a Korean training range outside Camp Garry Owen. “The first thing we did when wegot here was to dig a drainage ditch,” the soil from there,” Broadwell said. with the cavalry squadron’s in these rocks a Soldier noticedBroadwell said. “This area is really “Then, we did a soil analysis and operations staff to ensure they had something unusual.swampy in the summer and there’s a determined it could be used to fill the gravel to put down. “We were doing a route recon andlot of runoff.” holes in the road.” “It was just a dirt road when we I looked down and saw a grenade,” She said the water caused erosion The Soldiers filled the holes, got out here,” Broadwell said. said Staff Sgt. Adrian Hilario, aand potholes on the road. compacted it and leveled the road. The new gravel on the road combat engineer. “We dug a catch basin and took Broadwell said they worked a lot consists of large round rocks. It was See Engineers on Page 8Contractors overhaul dangerous range roadBy David McNally million contract Sept. 29 with the essential project that will improve the for American troops since the KoreanArea I Public Affairs Office U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to safety of Soldiers training at War, was developed into a improve the road. Rodriguez Range,” said Maj. multipurpose range complex in 1998, CAMP CASEY — Last year, two Soon after, Seong-bo Construction Christopher Kramer, director of public according to George Filbeck, a formerU.S. Army fatalities and three severe Co. began work to reduce the grade works for U.S. Army Garrison, Camp range manager for Area I and the 2ndinjuries at Rodriguez Range put what of the road where the accident had Casey. “The reward will be that we Infantry Division.officials said was intense focus on occurred. The project included will be able to significantly lessen the The range offers state-of-the artrepairing a dangerous road. enhancements for storm water chance of similar accidents in the training opportunities for 2nd Infantry The Installation Management drainage. future.” Division Soldiers according to U.S.Agency-Korea Region finalized a $1.4 “The bottom line is this is an Rodriguez Range, a training area Army officials. In recent years, a facility for practicing tactics in an urban environment was added, as well as a living support area. The support area features a snack bar, theater and laundry facilities; however, it remains a Spartan environment to provide what officials described as a real training experience. Kramer traveled to the accident site in August 2003 to inspect from an engineer’s perspective. “It was obvious that the road needed to be concreted, that it needed significant work with the drainage and that there needed to be slope reduction,” Kramer said. “The biggest issue was the slope reduction.” The project is scheduled for completion in July.. “Hopefully, there will be no more PHOTO BY MAJ. CHRISTOPHER KRAMER fatalities up there,” Kramer said.Workers from Seong-bo Construction Co. excavate a Rodriguez Range road. Construction on the project continues as officials estimate aJuly project completion. E-mail david.mcnally@us.army.mil
    • Page 8 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Feb. 20, 2004 Soldiers show support PHOTO BY JOE BELL Sgt. Lee Eun Ho (left), Spc.Daniel Goodwin and Pfc. Martin Daniel , part of a group of 42 Camp Page Soldiers, marched from the installation up a Chuncheon main street to a chicken restaurant Wednesday. Camp Page officials organized the event as a show of support for the Korean poultry industry. from Page 7Engineers Hilario said they immediately stopped for the equipment, “ said Spc. Duaneoperations and placed a flag near the Jones, a combat engineer who arrivedunexploded ordnance. He said even in Korea in December.though the grenade looked old, they had Jones said this is the first big projectto follow procedure. in which he has been involved. He said it is not unusual to find “I’m just now getting my license andunexploded ordnance at a work site. In being able to get on the equipment,”fact, he said, all combat engineers have Jones said. “I’m no stranger to it, I’mtraining in how to deal with it. a heavy equipment operator.” For many of the engineers, this Broadwell also said the project gaveproject was an opportunity to practice her experienced Soldiers an opportunitytheir skills for the first time. to teach operating techniques. “We took most of our platoon out “We get to help the 4th of the 7thhere,” Broadwell said. “Because Korea Cav so they can do their training, “ sheis a one-year tour, we have constant said. “We also get to help the ROK Armyinflux of people who are in and improve the quality of our Soldiersexperienced.” by giving them some extra training.” “Most of us are just getting a feel E-mail david.mcnally@us.army.milSgt. Ingrid Turner directs a bulldozer during a construction project at a Korean Army range inthe Western Corridor Feb. 13.
    • Feb. 20, 2004 Page 9Signal Soldiers brave cold to hone skillsStory by Pfc. Shin, Hyung-bum1st Signal Brigade Public Affairs Office YONGSAN — Soldiers ofHeadquarters and HeadquartersCompany, 1st Signal Brigade, bore thecold early-morning temperatures Feb.5 on Camp Coiner wearing Kevlarhelmets, bulky equipment and protectivemasks to test their basic combat skills. According to HHC Commander,Capt. Joshua McCaw Sr., Soldiers weretested in their combat common tasksubjects. “This training was intended to testand evaluate the Soldiers’ knowledgeof common task subjects,” saidMcCaw. “The training is a vital element ofthe Army’s training program andcomplements normal militaryoccupational specialties skills inpreparing Soldiers for combat,” addedMcCaw. McCaw advocates that Soldiers needto aggressively train they are prepared Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Signal Brigade, test their common task skills and knowledge during the commonto deter aggression by North Korea, and task training Feb. 5 at Camp Coiner. The training is a vital element of the Army’s training program preparing the soldiers for combat.if need be, be ready to fight tonight. “Today’s common tasks training of MOS, know these tasks in order to However, if you don’t know the skills, readiness and improve the wartimefulfills a newly Army skill mandate fight, survive and win on the you won’t be able to complete the posture, HHC and the entire brigadedirectly related to the war in Iraq. For battlefield.” mission or even survive in a real time have reprioritized and streamlined itsexample, clearing a minefield and Results from the test are used by war situation,” said Pfc. Won-suk, Jo, alert notification process and executiondealing with unexploded ordinance are commanders to identify any HHC, 1st Signal Brigade. procedures.real-world, relevant skill sets that are weaknesses among each Soldier or the During the self-extraction from the The Brigade has adopted severalnecessary in today’s combat unit may have as a whole in certain areas. minefield training, the Soldiers made enhancements in its alert procedures,environment. The Soldiers should take Once identified corrective actions or every step and move as carefully and which include a condensed two-hourimmediate action to either breach or additional training to improve the accurately as possible, as if they were reporting time and an improved,safely negotiate the obstacle, which is deficiencies would be implemented, said in a real-world situation, and the tension technology-driven notification process.the purpose of today’s training,” said McCaw. on each Soldier ’s face clearly “The realty of our current dutyMcCaw. “One might feel this type of training conveyed the seriousness of the assignment here in Yongsan is that we McCaw added, “It’s an Army is time consuming and tiring, especially training.requirement that all Soldiers, regardless when you do it on a cold day like today. As an aggressive measure to ensure See 1st Signal on Page 12Area II commander enacts Child Passenger Safety Inspection ProgramBy Joe Campbell and Ku Ji-yeong Inspections are in accordance with is required both on and off Child restraining devices currentlyArea II Public Affairs Office manufacturer’s guidance, the vehicle’s installations here in Korea and in the sold at the Army and Air Force specifications, needs of the child and United States. We highly encourage Exchange Service meet all federal YONGSAN — A Child Passenger applicable local and federal laws. all Area II residents to take advantage standards. Personnel desiring toSafety Inspection Program will begin Detailed information about child car of the courtesy inspections for the purchase a used device should checkMonday in Area II. The program, a seats and restraining devices is safety of their children.” to ensure it meets applicablecommunity safety initiative enacted by available at the National Highway It is the motor vehicle operator’s standards before purchase, saidCol. Timothy K. McNulty, Traffic Safety Administration’s Web responsibility to install the child seat Derengowski.commander, 34th Support Group and site: http://www.nhsa.dot.gov. or restraining device and restrain “The intent of this program is toArea II, is a courtesy service for all “In the interest of child safety in children properly while the vehicle is maximize traffic safety whileArea II residents. the Area II community, the program in motion on or off U.S. Forces Korea simultaneously minimizing the traffic The Fire and Emergency Services was developed to identify child installations. Korean law also requires danger for all child passengers withinDivision at the Yongsan Army Garrison’s restraining devises currently being restraining devices for children and Area II. The success and effectivenessMain Fire Station on South Post will used to determine if they are vehicle occupants. of the CPSIP requires all residentsconduct the inspections 1- 4 p.m. defective or on a manufacturers Trained firefighters will perform the within Area II to be actively involved,”Thursdays and Fridays and 9 - 11 a.m. recall list,” said John Derengowski, child car seat and restraining device said Derengowski.and 1- 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. deputy fire chief, Yongsan. “Even inspections and issue an approval labelAppointments are not required but may though this inspection program is for the device. The child must be presentbe scheduled by calling 738-5200. voluntary, the use of child restraints to ensure that the device fits properly. E-mail campbellja@usfk.korea.army.mil
    • Page 10 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Feb. 20, 2004NEWS & NOTES Youth Employment Far SAHS wrestlers clinch Far East title Wrestling from Page 1 OpportunitiesThe Army and Air Force Exchange Service is now “During this tournament I think I wasaccepting applications from U.S. job applicants for mentally and physically ready,” said juniorpart-time entry level food service workers at the Pizza John Crabtree.Hut and Subway restaurants located in the Dragon Hill The Falcons were in fact mentally and physically ready as 11 of the 13 wrestlersLodge. Area II students are encouraged to apply. placed in the top six of their weight classes.Minimum starting hourly wage is $7. Travis Johnson placed third in the 101-Applications are available at the Yongsan Main pound weight class as did ChrisExchange information desk. For more information, Steuerwald in the 108-pound weight class.call 724-3088. Second-place finishes were posted by Alex Kim in the 122-pound division and Reunion in Korea 2004 Ezra Taimanglo in the 129-pound weightAffordable tour packages that includes roundtrip air fare class. Crabtree captured fifth place at 135from the United States to Korea and return, meals, tours, pounds. Josh Dowers placed fourth at 141.with or without hotel accommodations are now available. Linus Lee was sixth at 148. Oertwig cameTour dates this year are April 19-22, May 17-20, Sep. 20- in fourth place at 158. Brandon Church was23, Oct. 18-21. To reserve seats, visit the Reunion Web fifth at 168.page at http://www.korea.army.mil/pao/cr/reunion.htm or Scott Tunis lead Seoul American tocall 723-3474 10 a.m.-5 p.m. victory and was crowned champion in the 180-pound division. Mike Warhurst came DFAC Closure in third as a heavyweight.The Three Kingdoms is closed for renovations and will “Being in the finals got me nervous. Ireopen March 1. The 8th Personnel Command and 305th was not sure if I could beat my opponentQuartermaster dining facilities are both available for Area again. I wrestled him in pool play and it PHOTOS BY STEVE OERTWIGII soldiers. Hours of operation are posted at all dining was a close match,” said junior Tunis. “It Coach Julian Harden gives a pep talk to the wrestlers before the start of their day. The Far Eastfacilities. For more information, call 736-7304. was very competitive and I was anxious for the match to be finished.” Tunis also competition was Feb. 11-13 at Yokoto Air Base, Japan. Community First Aid and was Falcons’ captain. Panthers. With only one Falcons wrestler Steuerwald, Ben Mancini and Kim all Safety Class “At the half, I was up and I knew this losing to a Panthers wrestler, Seoul was in defeated their opponents, which put theThe American Red Cross is conducting a class on first match was in my control. After the match the semifinals against ASIJ. score at 16-0. was over, I knew from that point Before the final bout against ASIJ, the Taimanglo, Crabtree and Dowers wereaid and safety. It includes adult, child, infant CPR and everything I worked for during the season score was 26-22. Everything boiled down defeated by opposing Devil wrestlersbasic first aid. The class will be held at the Red Cross paid off,” added Tunis. to Warhust, the heavyweight. Kenneth Cardwell, Yamato Cibulka andclassroom Feb. 28. For more information, call 738- The Falcons came up three points short “Before the match, I was in the corner Kenji Doughty, respectively, but only3670. of winning the 2003-04 Wrestling feeling extremely sick,” said Warhust. “If I Dowers was pinned, which brought the Individual Championship, losing 68-71 to would’ve got pinned during the match, it Devils up 18-14. Mardi Gras Celebration the St. Mary’s International School Titans would’ve been tied at 26. My main The turning point came at the 148-The Dragon Hill Lodge will host its annual Mardi Gras Feb. 12. In third place was the American objective was to stay during all six poundweight class between Lee and hiscelebration beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday at the DHL School in Japan Mustangs and in fourth minutes. I wrestled this ASIJ heavyweight opponent, Jonathan Cordell. The Falconson Yongsan South Post. The event will feature a was the Nile C. Kinnick High School Red before and I lost to him by decision. As needed a pin to be up by eight, but if Leecostume contest, games, entertainment and prizes Devils. the match went on, I was so nervous and would have lost to Cordell, the score wouldincluding a round trip airplane ticket to the United The third day consisted of dual agitated. Even though I lost 4-1, my team be tied at 18. After struggling to controlStates. Admission is free and food and beverage is matches, where the team points dictated members were all cheering for me. How his opponent, Lee pinned his opponent.available to purchase. whether a team would win or not. The ironic.” Then came Oertwig at 158. Wrestling with Falcons wrestled against Kubasaki High In the championship, it was the Falcons bruised ribs, Oertwig lost by decision 5-1 Youth Sports R egistration Registration School Dragons in the first round, against the Kennick Devils, who to Joey Wood. Church also was defeatedYouth Services baseball, softball and T-ball registration defeating the Dragons 35-17. After that previously defeated the St. Mary’s by pin from Kinnick’s Tairiku Tejada.will be conducted until March 4. Registration is defeat, the Falcons faced Guam High Titans in the semifinals. Johnson, Then came Tunis’ match in the 180-conducted 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Friday at building poundweight class. Tunis quickly pinned4211, Central Registration Office, Yongsan South Post. Scott Tunis Chris Sanders. Marque Snow at 215For more information, call 738-5567. pounds needed to gain some team points, wrestles his and he accomplished this goal by opponent Volunteer Area II Volunteer of the during the pool defeating Musashi Cilbulka 11-5. This time Quarter/Year nomination Quarter/Year play in the 180- there was no pressure on Warhust as he Volunteer of the Quarter and Year nomination pinned Jamal Hulbert in 4:04. pound weight The final score was 34-19 asforms are available. Nomination deadline is April class. Tunis Falcons wrestlers received their first Far13. For more information, call Faitheleen was crowned East dual championship.Henderson at 738-7510. champion in his “You guys earned this trophy. I am so weight class on proud of what you kids have Seoul Girl Scouts Feb. 12. accomplished. I was skepticalThe Seoul Girl Scouts are looking for women who were about placing in the tournament. YouGirl Scouts growing up. For women who earned a children deserve these two trophiesGolden Eaglet or Gold award or if you have special because each and every one of you havememories of Girl Scouting, the Seoul Girl Scouts worked extremely hard for this,” saidwants to develop a resource list and be able to recognize Brandon Church Harden to his wrestlers. “It’s taken me 11Girl Scouts from years past. For more information, call (top) of Seoul years, and I can finally retire now,” heErica at 6273-2345 or email at gsocseoul@yahoo.com. wrestles Tairiku joked. “Although the six seniors are leaving, Tejada of Kinnick Seoul Hot Jobs for the 168- we will find their replacements. Our teamThe Army Community Services Employment will keep continuing to bring home more weight class inReadiness program provides job listings for the wrestling trophies. Next year, the Falcons the dualYongsan area and Korea-wide. The program also will dominate this sport. This sport is great championship onassists with resume writing and computers are and it’s taught me life-long lessons. Feb. 13. Tejadaavailable for job search. Appointments are Without help from the Lord, I do not think pinned Church in I could’ve made it. Cutting weight andpreferred. For more information, call 738-8977. 46 seconds. practicing hard finally paid off,” said sophomore Steuerwald.
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Feb. 20, 2004 MORNING CALM Page 11Preston delivers first ‘Sergeant’s Time’ message, stresses safetyBy Spc. Lorie Jewell from 168 to 255, according to the movements into and out of theaters, today,’’ Preston said. “If you look atArmy News Service U.S. Army Safety Center at Fort Preston said. But leaders are also what’s going on in Iraq, all Soldiers Rucker, Ala. focused on concurrent goals, such as there are warriors. The mentality that WASHINGTON — In his first few “It’s about not becoming transitioning from a current to future every Soldier is a rifleman first is so,weeks as the Army’s top enlisted complacent,’’ Preston said. “It’s force that remains relevant and ready, so important.”Soldier, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ken ensuring Soldiers out there follow he added. Balancing the force is another wayPreston said he’s getting a crash procedures established in policies, “As the Army changes and evolves, of better preparing for the newcourse on the “big picture” Army regulations, operating manuals.” so must other things,” Preston said. battlefield. Preston said the Army’swhile zeroing in on key issues he’ll Sergeants have a responsibility for “One of the things I want to look at is 100 artillery battalions were designed,focus on. enforcing the standards, for making the future of the noncommissioned again, for the cold war era. That “Right now, I need to understand sure Soldiers aren’t taking short cuts officer education system. It needs to number will be pared down, whilea little bit of everything across the or taking things for granted, he evolve to take into consideration the other units in heavy demand – militaryboard,’’ Preston said during his first added. modern battlefield we’re currently on.” police, for instance – will be“Sergeant’s Time” interview as Preston acknowledged that the The Army’s current design and increased. The current 33 brigadeSergeant Major of the Army with current fast-paced operations tempo organization was for the cold war- combat teams will be refigured intoSoldiers Radio and Television. “The plays a role in the accident rate, but era fight, for a time when the good 48 brigade units of action, he said.Army staff is doing a wonderful job stressed he believes awareness can guys were at one end of the Such changes will not only makein getting me smart. Once they finish, make a difference. battlefield, the bad guys at the other, the Army more modular and betterI’ll really start focusing on a couple “We have 325,000 soldiers in more and they met in the middle for a “clash able to quickly deploy, but will offerthings I can make a difference on than 120 countries across world, and of the Titans” type battle, Preston Soldiers more predictability in whenover the course of the next three or eight divisions in transition. The explained. they’ll deploy, Preston said.four years.” operations tempo is much higher, but “It is truly now a 360-degree Preston will be testifying before Safety is one of those issues. With nevertheless when a soldier dies battlefield,’’ he said. Congress in the near future, giving aa mandate from the Secretary of because of accident, particularly Training centers like NTC in state of the Army address from theDefense to reduce the accident rate when it could be prevented, it’s a California and JRTC in Louisiana are enlisted Soldier’s point of view.by 50 percent, Preston plans to tragedy,’’ Preston said. “I really think evolving to incorporate the lessons “They want to know what Soldiersspearhead plenty of dialogue about the that the more we focus on it and the Soldiers are learning in Afghanistan think when the rubber meets thesubject. So far this quarter, 79 more we talk about it, even with the and Iraq, Preston added. Emphasizing road,’’ he said.Soldiers have died in accidents – 20 current pace of operations, we can the Warrior’s Ethos is another way One of the most frequent questionsmore than the first quarter of fiscal reduce the rate.” of mentally preparing Soldiers for the Preston fields has to do with morale.year 2003, Preston said. From fiscal The Army’s most pressing priority new battlefield. He said he answers based on what heyears 2001 to 2003, the number of at the moment is the global war on “The Warrior ’s Ethos is whataccidental deaths in the Army jumped terrorism and upcoming troop quantifies what Soldiers are about See Safety on Page 12
    • MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 12 Feb. 20, 2004 Tours Entertainment Cultural Events, Tours and Entertainment Experience Greater Seoul USO Tours Royal Asiatic Society Free COEX Mall Exhibitions be at the Olympic Hall March 10. Call lectures 02-410-1233 for more information. ! Ski Tour to Yongpyung – 6:30 ! Jurassic Park Tour in Korea runs ! David Benoit Quartet live in Seoul a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday ! The “Port Hamilton (Komundo- now through April 30 at the COEX Mall. will be at the Hall of Art March 16. Call ! Korean Folk Village – 8 a.m. - Island)” lecture presenation – 7:30 p.m. Call 02-6000-0261. 02-3487-7800 for more information. 4:30 Sunday Wednesday at the Auditorium of ! Claude Bolling Jazz Ensemble ! Icheon Pottery Tour – 8 a.m. - Daewoo Foundation Building, eighth Entertainment live in Seoul will be at the Dome Art 4 p.m. Thursday floor. Hall March 27. Call 02-701-2705 for ! D’sound live in Seoul will be at more information. Call 724-7003 for detailed Call 02-763-9483 for more the Dome Art Hall March 4. Call 02-515- ! Gary Burton live in Seoul will information about USO tours from information about Royal Asiatic Society 7941 for more information. be at the LG Art Center Jun. 6. Call Camp Kim. events. ! Incubus live concert in Seoul will 02-2005-0114 for more information.1st Signal from Page 9are all forward deployed and are within “You never know when something antiterrorism and operations security Hurricanes added, “The Hurricane’sthe artillery range of North Korea. is going to happen. You have to be ready classes. mission is especially critical because we Therefore, it is imperative that the all the times,” said Hwang. “The end state of today’s training are the brigade’s headquarters element.HHC and the entire U.S. Forces Korea When McCaw assumed command was to acquaint our Soldiers on how The brigade commander depends on usteam maintain a high state of operational three months ago, he instilled a to deal with real-life combat scenarios to manage and drive the entire brigade.readiness,” said McCaw. philosophy that he will continue to raise on the battlefield,” said McCaw. “The Hurricanes are at the heart and From the training, Cpl. Jae-ha Hwang, the standard of the company’s combat Further, to give them another usable soul of the brigade mission, so it isHHC, 1st Signal Brigade., comprehended effectiveness and unit readiness by skill that could one day save their lives,” imperative that we are trained,the importance of being prepared for scheduling more alerts; nuclear, said McCaw. proficient, expedient and ready topossible war with North Korea. biological, chemical training; and The company commander of the execute,” said McCaw.Safety from Page 11knows, which comes from his there, he shares his belief that a year human being is the gift of freedom,’’ will return for future talks on theinteraction with Soldiers in Iraq. from now, they will all be proud of Preston said. show, with Soldiers encouraged to e-Preston believes morale is high across their accomplishments in Iraq. “Sergeant’s Time” with Preston mail Preston questions. The addressthe Army. When he talks to Soldiers “The greatest gift you can give any aired on SRTV Feb. 10 and 17. He is: smaweb@hqda.army.mil
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    • MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page Feb. 20, 2004 15The spirit of the Soldier evolves from faithBy Chaplain (MAJ) Eric Albertson can do, and with generous teamwork, from? For the Soldier of Faith, it comes in this world in preparation for our2nd Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade Chaplains Office complete what others might say cannot from God. entry into his heavenly kingdom. But be done. It is God who created us in his own we must humbly remember to YONGSAN — Commanders will This “spirit” has won wars and image and likeness. God brought us into continually ask God for this divineoften speak about the “spirit” of the turned the tide of battle throughout our existence out of his super abundance of assistance, and learn to look for his helpSoldier. What exactly do they mean history. It is selfless service in action, love. in everything we do.when they make reference to this Soldiers, looking beyond themselves, He wants us to live with an Awake or asleep, the spirit of Godcharacteristic? and being able to grasp a part of the awareness of his ever-abiding presence, is active in our lives. Regardless of the First, it must be noted that whole picture. and he wants to strengthen us with his tasks before us, small or great, easy orcommanders will use this when praising It is this characteristic that can result own divine power. He, therefore, chose difficult, professional or personal, wethe accomplishments of their Soldiers, in a Soldier receiving the Medal of to breath his own Spirit into us and give are not alone. We are continually beingso it is always meant as a compliment. Honor. Yet it is more commonly seen in us life. strengthened and refined by the HolyGenerally, this “spirit” is what causes the simplicity of a Soldier doing his or Far from being a stagnant presence, Spirit to ever more reflect the goodnessthe Soldier to press on to the her duties, without complaint, amidst the the Spirit of God continues to grow and of God in our daily lives. Holiness isaccomplishment of the mission in a uncomfortable humidity and heat of become more active in our lives if we carrying this presence of God with usmarvelous and surprising way. summer, or the biting cold of a winter strive to work in harmony with God. all the time, so that we may grow in It is this characteristic that will drive exercise. Through His Spirit, God continues to the Spirit, live in the Spirit, and manifestthe Soldiers beyond what they think they But where does this “spirit” come transform his people and elevate us here the Spirit of God in our spirit as soldiers.Faithlift 2004 focuses on fellowship, teaching, praise and worshipStory by Alena Warren keynote speaker will be Carol Influence,” “Secret Longings Diefendorf, Helen Jackson,Faithlift 2004 Director’s Office Kent. Music will be led by Kim of the Heart” and “Tame Your Lynn Stevens, Kent and Moore. Fears.” Moore. Speakers will lead YONGSAN — Faithlift is Kent is dynamic, Moore is a contemporary women in workshops onan interdenominational humorous, encouraging, Christian musician and prayer, love, sharingChristian conference for inspiring, and heart-lifting, worship leader. testimony, forgiveness andwomen across the peninsula Faithlift organizers said, and Her dynamic much more.Faithlift is scheduled April 16- is a public speaker who is communication skills, along The registration donation is17 at the Dragon Hill Lodge hilariously funny, biblically with her God-given musical $40.and South Post Chapel. sound and culturally relevant. ability, empower her to share Space is limited to 400 It is a time of fellowship, Kent is a former radio the gospel clearly and women. For moreteaching, praise, and worship. show co-host and is an effectively, organizers said. information, e-mail“More Like the Master” is the author. Her books include Workshops will be held by faithliftkorea@hotmail.comtheme for Faithlift. The “Becoming a Women of Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Karen or call 02-790-1953. Carol Kent
    • Page 16 MORNING CALM Feb. 20, 2004 The Morning Calm Weekly WorldLotte World offers world of fun, adventureStory, photos by Pvt. Park Jin-wooArea II Public Affairs Office YONGSAN — Lotte World, which islocated in the heart of Seoul, has a diversevariety of things to do ranging from themeparks to shopping and overnight hotelaccommodations. Lotte World is the onlyplace in Korea where people will findindoor and outdoor theme parks,restaurants, leisurely activities, tourism,shopping and accommodations all in onecentral location. “With over 40 rides and 70 differentperformances and concerts at both theindoor and outdoor theme parks, alongwith a folk museum, sports center,department store, duty free shop,shopping mall, discount store and a hotel,it is the world’s largest indoor facility ofits kind.” said Kim Sang-sook, assistantmanager of the sales promotion andpublicity team. Lotte World was constructed in JamsilJuly 12, 1989, occupying 138,000 squareyards with a cost of $1 billion, The Circus Tarzanne is one of the major performances held at the Adventure. It has a variety of acrobatics, dance and music.representing a new concept as a small cityinside a city, providing a one-stop solution water log ride, jet skiing and a ride-and-for leisure and overnight see attractions.accommodations. “This is the fifth time I have come to Lotte World Adventures, but I still have aLotte World Adventures great time every time I come here.” said The theme park consists of both indoor Kim Mi-Jung, a college student.and outdoor facilities. The indoor part of “Especially since they continue addingthe theme park was recorded in the new rides, and the latest one, AtlantisGuinness Book of Records as the world’s Adventure, is especially fun. Unlike otherlargest indoor theme park. thrill rides where you wait in line for half As the worlds largest and the nation’s an hour and it ends in a minute or so, thisfirst indoor theme park, it is equipped with ride seems to last longer and the line ismore than 20 rides and attractions. comparatively short compared to other The outdoor part of the theme park, rides,” added KimMagic Island, is accessible from the As the main enticement and center ofindoor park. It is an island built on Lotte World, the Adventure offers rides and performances daily from 9:30 a.m. - the Gyro Swing, one of the theme park’s major rides, is about to thrill riders.Soekchon Lake, the largest artificial lakein Seoul, built on a catering to youth. This 11:00 p.m. an overview of the half million years of exciting ice skating. The newly renovatedis the area where the main thrill rides such Since Adventure is indoors it remains history from the prehistoric periods to bowling alleys and the shooting range areas the Gyro Swing and Gyro Drop are unaffected by rain or snow, the cold current day Korea. It consists of easy to also rising as popular attractions.operated. In addition there are food shops winter or the hot summer, making it a understand model displays with detailedand souvenir shop suitable for the younger joyful place to have fun in any kind of explanations in English. Lotte World Shopping Mallgeneration. weather. In the area of 13,800 square yards are At Lotte World it is possible to have The Atlantis Adventure, Lotte World The Adventure houses the most classic the Historical Exhibition Hall, Miniature any choice of shopping from duty-freeAdventure’s latest ride, is proving to be a but still loved rides such as the Viking, Village, Performance Hall and Traditional shops and discount stores to top-classnew sensation among the visitors. Water Log Ride, and the Roller Coaster. Market Place. Replicas of the castles and department stores. The shopping mall “Lotte World’s newly opened Atlantis There are also many attractions such as market places allow easy understanding of includes fashion streets, traditionalAdventure is a new concept ride, created the Fantastic Odyssey, a dazzling show traditional cultures with fun. markets and a food court with a varietyto satisfy the ever growing requests of of fire and water, the 3-D theater, Imax It is also possible to try kite making, of food. Also, for those who do not feelmore hand-sweating, spine-tingling rides.” Simulator and the Magic Theater for the pottery and learn traditional Korean dances up for those stomach churning rides atsaid Kim. kids. at the market place, Jeoja Geori. Various the adventure, they can still have fun at It is a combination of roller coaster, People enjoy as many performances Korean foods and drinks such as tolsot the five multiplex theaters, the Sejong as possible of the 70 performances held bibimbab, kalbi and makguli are all popular bookstore and enjoy some of the family each day. menus at the market place. restaurants such as TGI Friday, Sizzler The performance currently playing at The Lotte World Folk Museum is Steak House and Marche. the garden stage theater is the Circus connected directly to the Lotte World Tarzan. Adventures so the admission is free if one Transportation: How to get there “It is a remarkable variety circus of has already entered Lotte World. Lotte World is located at Jamsil station music, dance, juggling and acrobatics. on subway lines two and eight. From With a preparation period of a year and Lotte World Sports Samgakji, take line six to Sindang and an investment of 100 million won, the Lotte World offers various sports transfer to line two, the green line. Take Circus Tarzan is a show for both kids facilities and recreational activities. Built a short walk from line six to line two, and adults to enjoy.” said Kim. The show under a transparent glass dome roof, the and then go down the right stairway to plays three times daily at 12:30, 5:30 and swimming pool has natural sunshine take the train heading to Wangsimli. It 8:30 p.m. on the garden stage located at lighting coming into the pool and features takes twenty minutes from Sindang to the indoor theme park. a 100-meter long water slide, a huge leisure Jamsil. After getting off follow the signs pool, a kid’s pool and a scuba diving pool. to Lotte World. Lotty and Lorry, Lotte World’s two mascots, Lotte World Folk Museum Lotte World also has a 620-pyong ice rink wave to the visitors during the parade. The Lotte World Folk museum gives where people can enjoy ice shows and E-mail ParkJW@usfk.korea.army.mil
    • Page 18 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Feb. 20, 2004 Humphreys bowling center to conduct soft opening Story by Mike Mooney for “working the bugs out.” available, delivered to the lanes by Area III Morale, Welfare and Recreation Marketing Office Anytime a new facility such as a waitresses. bowling center opens it can be expected The center will feature a private party CAMP HUMPHREYS – It’s just that Murphy’s Law will come into play room along with a full service Pro-Shop about time to get Camp Humphreys It’s essential to make sure all the offering a full line of bowling balls, bags, soldiers, airmen and civilians off the machines, the air conditioner and shoes as well as clothing and other 8th U.S. Army Bataan streets and into the alley – the bowling everything else is working before the bowling and sports related accessories. Memorial Qualifier alley, that is. ribbon is cut and doors open officially – plus a professional U.S.-trained ballThe 8th U.S. Army Bataan Memorial Qualifier, a The long-awaited opening of the new The new Strike Zone is a $3.2 million, driller who is a certified member of the13.1-mile road march, is scheduled Saturday. Strike Zone Bowling Center is expected 16-lane facility located across the walk- professional pro shop operatorsRegistration will be 6-8:15 a.m. at the Camp or about March 1, with a soft opening through gate and connected to the association.Hovey Gym. The event is open to active-duty all month long and a grand opening in Nitewatch Club. Private bowling lessons will bemilitary personnel. April. It was built by the Poong Chan available as well as many bowling clinicsFor more information on this event contact area Soft-Opening is a term business uses Construction Co. and is a state-of-the- and league play geared to the novice andcommand sports offices. art bowling facility, featuring AMF casual bowler or nonbowler who just Pinsetters, Qubica Automatic Scorers wants to have fun. There will be Upcoming MWR with 42-inch liquid crystal displays over tournaments, glow in the dark leagues Entertainment each lane, maple and pine lanes and a as well as special events.Lt. Dan’s Band with Gary Sinise, whose famous sound and light systems that transforms There is a special smokers room torole in television was as Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump, the center into a New York or Los Angles allow customers who smoke to enjoywill tour Korea Feb. 24-28. Area I performances night club when management pushes a the facility.are as follows. button and “goes glow.” Bowling lockers are available as well.Tuesday - The Camp Casey Community Activity “Qubica is unparalleled by any other The facility is available for all activitiesCenter at 7 p.m. type of scoring system and includes from small groups of three or four toThursday - Camp Casey Carey Fitness Center at many features such as ‘ball speed’ in large parties that could include entire7 p.m. kph or mph. Up to 12 bowlers can be units or large groups. accommodated per lane,” explained Bill Children’s birthday parties will be a Coaches Needed Garlock, KORO Bowling Program specialty, along with promotion parties,Area II Sports is accepting resumes for personnel manager. “Only three Army MWR adult birthday parties and parties forinterested in coaching the Yongsan men and bowling centers in Korea and only six sports teams.women’s post softball teams. centers throughout the world have this Camp Humphreys has been withoutThe requirement will be to organize teams to new system.” a bowling center for more than a yearrepresent Area II and the Yongsan Community Built onto the end of the Nitewatch, when the old Strike Zone was closedin the Koreawide traveling softball league May the new Strike Zone will offer a full and converted into the Camp Humphreysthrough August. service restaurant as well as a special Elementary School.Coaches and players must be able to practice bowling menu. Before becoming a bowling center,on weekdays and travel throughout Korea and A worker from Poong Chan Construction Co. There is a full bar adjoining the the old building was a dining facility.compete on weekends. works on new the Camp Humphreys Strike bowling center and game room. It had 12 lanes and was a frequentInterested coaches may contact the Sports Office Zone Bowling Center. Beverages and bowling food will be victim of flooding.at Collier Field House or call 738-8608. Walk alker Camp Walk er Offers Swimming Lessons Evergreen Golf Course Brian McKnightThe Kelly Fitness Center is now offering a fullrange of swimming lessons for students of all offers free lessons to tour Koreaages. Adult classes are offered 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Story by Laurel Baek chance to cultivate a life-long skill,” Sponsored by Morale, Welfare and Recreation,Monday, Thursday and Friday and youth classes Area IV Morale, Welfare and Recreation Marketing Office added LaRose. Brian McKnight will travel to several militaryare held 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday. Classes are taught by Kim Kyu installations Today through Thursday and putBoth courses include 12 sessions at a cost of CAMP WALKER – Some people Sik, who volunteers his time at the on a performance featuring rhythms and blues.$50. Classes for active-duty Soldiers are held think watching golf on television is Evergreen Golf Club to show his The show schedule is below.11–11:50 a.m. Saturdays at no cost. Sign up by about as entertaining as watching appreciation for the years when his Today Yongsan Main Post Club 9 p.m.calling 764-3873. mold grow, but getting into the daughter, now a member of the Saturday Camp Humphreys Freedom Inn 8 p.m. game is a whole new experience. Ladies Professional Golf Sunday Camp Carroll Hideaway Club 7 p.m. Fun Run for Kids of all Unfortunately, many Association, was afforded an Monday Camp Walker Evergreen Club 7 p.m. Ages servicemembers forego the opportunity to begin practicing the Tuesday Camp Essayons Stalker Club 7 p.m.Kids of all ages are encouraged to participate in opportunity to play because they sport on post. Wednesday Camp Casey Primo’s 7 p.m.the Camp Hialeah Community Activity Center’s don’t know how or where to begin. “I wanted to return the favor by Thursday Camp Howze Brown’s Grill 7 p.m.five-kilometer fun run and walk 9 a.m. Feb. 28. Help is on the way. The helping Americans learn how toFor more information, call 763-3108. Evergreen Golf Club is now offering free lessons to new golfers play,” remarked Kim. It doesn’t matter what stage of Comedy Rok’s with Black Histor y Month Celebrations with little or no knowledge of the the game a person is in or if one MWR: game. knows the difference between a Come on out and laugh it up with Comedy! The Hideaway Club will hold a Black History “For nongovernment civilians birdie and a bogey, Kim covers Rok’s. Touring Korea from Feb. 18-29 audiencesMonth Dance Contest 10 p.m. Feb. 27 golf can be an expensive game, but every detail of the basic game. will be entertained with performances from OliviaContestants can sign up to compete in the military members and their families Students are instructed on grip, Allen-Arrington, Ali and Sam Demaris.male, female or couples categories for a chance have the tremendous benefit of form, swing, pitching, putting, Performances are scheduled at the followingto win prizes, and all club goers will have a playing first-class courses on long, short and middle irons, and installations:chance to win cash door prizes. For more military installations across the globe driving. Today Camp Essayons Stalker Club 8 p.m.information, call 765-8574. at a fraction of the price,” says Gary Classes are held 3-5 p.m. every Saturday Camp Red Cloud Mitchell’s 9 p.m.! The Carroll Community Center will host a LaRose, acting assistant director of Thursday and 10 a.m. to noon Sunday Yongsan Main Post Club 8 p.m.Black History Month Celebration dinner 5:30 Community and Family Activities Saturdays for U.S. identification Tuesday Camp Humphreys Freedom Inn 8 p.m.p.m. today. Members of the community are for Area IV. card holders. Practice balls and Thursday Camp Carroll Hideaway Club 7 p.m.invited to come out for a free meal, and live “By giving free lessons, we hope clubs are included Feb. 27 Camp Henry Henry’s Place 9 p.m.music with rhythm and blues band “Welcome to attract young Soldiers who might For more information, call 764- Feb. 28 Yongsan Main Post Club 7 p.m.Change.” For more information, call Gina White not otherwise be able to afford 4628 or stop by the Pro Shop to Feb. 29 Camp Kyle Edeewa Club 8 p.m.at 765-7484. quality instruction, giving them a sign up.
    • Feb. 20, 2004 Page 21Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Steven D. Mathias stands in front of the last 1st Squadron, 6thCavalry Brigade AH-64A flown to the port of Busan Feb. 12 for redeployment back to the U.S. The last Apaches Cavalry unit ships ‘Alpha models,’ prepares for Longbow upgradeStory, photos by Steve Davis “This is probably my last flight in theArea III Public Affairs Office Alpha model,” said Mathias. “I’ve been flying the Apache for a long time, so BUSAN – An era of first-generation it’s somewhat of an emotional event toApache attack helicopters in South bring the last Alpha model into the portKorea ended Feb. 12 at the port of today.”Busan as the 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry The Longbow upgrade is part of anBrigade flew its last mission as an overall Army transformation plan that“Alpha model” unit. will provide an adverse weather, fire- Squadron commander Lt. Col. and-forget, heavy anti-armor capabilitySteven D. Mathias and Chief Warrant for the Army’s Apache attack helicopter.Officer 4 Todd Friel sat the last AH- The Longbow Apache’s strengths are64A down and symbolically ended flight An AH-64A Apache attack helicopter lands at the port of Busan Feb. 12. The helicopter was improved battlefield versatility, enhancedoperations for the squadron, which is one of 21 flown from Camp Eagle near Wonju to the port for shipment back to the U.S. communications, improved drive traininactivating Tuesday and returning to and rotor system, improved sights and One of the 1st Squadron, 6ththe states for reactivation in April as an sensors and an advanced integrated Cavalry Brigade’s last AH-64AAH-64D Apache Longbow unit. weapon system. Apache attack helicopters The squadron of 21 attack According to 8th Army officials, lands Feb. 12 at the port ofhelicopters, presently based at Camp the modernization is part of a long- Busan. The unit’s 21 AH-64Eagle near Wonju, is currently term modernization program that “Alpha model” Apaches arescheduled to return to Camp continues to be implemented in South returning to the United StatesHumphreys by early 2005 with Korea. where they will be turned overenhanced Apache Longbows. The 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation to the South Carolina National “It really is a historic day. The AH- Regiment at Camp Page and the 3rd Guard.64 Alpha has been protecting the Squadron, 6th Cavalry Brigade atpeninsula for many years,” said Mathias, Camp Humphreys upgraded to Apache The 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalryafter landing at the port. “It’s a Longbows in 2001 and 2003 will inactivate in South Koreasignificant day for the Alpha model to respectively. Tuesday and be reactivated indepart, and it’s a significant day for the The 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry April at Fort Hood, Texas, as aFighting Sixth and for all the Soldiers Apaches were the only “first AH-64D Apache Longbowthroughout the years who have flown generation” Apaches remaining in squadron. The unit is currentlythe Apache here in Korea.” South Korea. scheduled to return to South The squadron will go through a nine- Mathias said the combat power of Korea by January 2005.month transition program at Fort Hood, an additional Longbow squadron heTexas, to enhance its aircraft, training will return with by 2005 will beand tactics. “significant.”
    • Page The Morning Calm Weekly 22 MORNING CALM Feb. 20, 2004NEWS & NOTES Parenting classesA six-week course designed for parents ofchildren 6 and under is beginning at 1 p.m.Monday in room four at the Camp HumphreysEducation Center. The two-hour class willbe conducted every Monday. Learn aboutchild development, effective discipline andcommunication, fostering healthy self-esteem and positive emotional and socialgrowth in the class sponsored by Area IIIArmy Community Service Family Advocacy.To register, call 753-8401. Training Financial TrainingArmy Community Services offers two classesto help Soldiers manage their finances.Mandatory Financial Readiness Training isconducted 1 p.m. on the first three Fridaysof each month. Remedial CheckbookMaintenance Training is conducted 1 p.m.on the last Friday of each month. Bothclasses are held at the Army CommunityServices in building 311. For moreinformation, call 753-8401 or 753-8403.Employment & Volunteer Volunteer Awareness SeminarAn Employment and Volunteer AwarenessSeminar will be held March 2 at the Camp Against the backdrop of Busan port, an AH-64A Apache attack helicopter is prepped for sealift to the United States by Soldiers from CompanyHumphreys Community Activities Center. G, 52nd Aviation, part of the 194th Maintenance Battalion. The unit was one of seven 8th Army units participating in Task Force Provider.Preregistration is required. For more Teamwork makes port mission a successinformation, call 753-8401 or 753-8321. Tax Area III Tax CenterThe Area III Tax Center at Camp Humphreys isopen and ready to assist Soldiers with their tax Task Force Provider makesfiling needs. Tax assistance services are also redeployment look easyavailable at Camps Eagle and Long and SuwonAir Base. Soldiers must see their unit tax advisorprior to coming to the Tax Center. The Tax Story, photos by Steve DavisCenter is located in building 734 on Camp Area III Public Affairs OfficeHumphreys next to the Pegasus Grill. For moreinformation, call 753-3170. BUSAN – “I need more. Pull it tighter,” Spc. Jedhel Somera yelled as Town Hall Meeting he wrestled a large sheet of white plasticInstallation Management Agency-Korea used to shrinkwrap an AH-64A ApacheRegion Commander Brig. Gen. John helicopter at the port of Busan.Macdonald conducted an Area III town hall Somera, 19, from Maui, Hawaii, wasmeeting Feb. 10 at the Camp Humphreys one of an eight-member team frompost theater. Macdonald discussed the Company G, 52nd Aviation Regiment,importance of U.S.-Republic of Korea preparing this particular Apache foralliance to security in Southeast Asia, and sealift to the United States from Korea.complimented Area III Soldiers and civilian As part of the Army’s aviationemployees for progress over the past year. modernization program, 21 Korea-based AH-64A Apache attack helicopters are shrinkwrapped at the port of Busan before beingAmong other issues, he discussed traffic Apaches belonging to the 1st Squadron, loaded onto a ship for redeployment to the United States during Task Force Provider.and parking congestion at Camp Humphreys. 6th Cavalry Brigade are being returnedThat issue will be addressed in detail in an to the United states. They will eventually Chinooks are being upgraded from and prepare 63 containers of groundupcoming issue of The Morning Calm be replaced with the more sophisticated model “D” to model “F.” maintenance equipment for shipping. TheWeekly. AH-64D Longbow, an all-weather, fire- Though the bulk of the task force equipment had been packed by 1st and-forget, heavy anti-armor attack was comprised of 166 Soldiers from Squadron, 6th Cavalry Brigade Soldiers News & Notes Deadline helicopter. 194th Maintenance Battalion units based at Camp Eagle near Wonju and loaded onThe deadline for submitting items for Area All of the unit’s operating equipment at Camp Humphreys and Camp Eagle, rail cars or commercial trucks for the tripIII News & Notes is Friday each week for and vehicles are also being returned to other 8th Army units were involved. to Busan. Flights of seven Apaches werepublication the following Friday. However, the United States. “This is a team effort,” said 194th flown to Busan from Camp Eagle nearit is best to submit items for publication Pfc. Crystal Jones, 19, and Pfc. Maintenance Battalion Commander Lt. Wonju over a three-day period.well ahead of the deadline. Steven Stampley, 25, tugged at the white Col. Kevin McRee. “We also have support The 2nd Battalion, 52nd AviationRequests should be sent to Steve Davis, plastic sheet and pulled it toward from the 18th Medical Battalion, the 8th Regiment had 44 soldiers at the port toUSASA Area III command information officer, Somera. Straining, Somera pulled and Military Police Brigade, the 23rd Area coordinate Chinook redeploymentat davisst@usfk.korea.army.mil taped it into place. Support Group and the 837th operations. The unit also flew pilots andNews & Notes requests should include who, The soldiers were among 229 military Transportation Battalion, which operates personnel back from the port.what, when, where, a contact phone number personnel from seven 8th Army units the military port at Busan.” Once on the ground, the Apache andand any relevant additional information. engaged in Task Force Provider, a port He said the 17th Aviation Brigade, were Chinook helicopters were disassembled,News & Notes items will be run on a first- support activity enabled to redeploy the also a “heavy player” in the operation. shrinkwrapped and staged for sealiftcome, first-served space-available basis. 21 Apaches, along with six CH-47 Seventeen members of the 1st aboard a roll-on, roll-off ship able to Chinook helicopters belonging to the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Brigade where also Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment. The at the port to wash down 136 vehicles See Port on Page 23
    • MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly Feb. 20, 2004 23Port from Page 22rapidly deploy heavy military takes good teamwork and goodequipment. communication.” Sgt. Roneisha Thompson, a team It also takes time, as much as twoleader and gun handler for Company hours to wrap an Apache. The teams,G, 52nd Aviation, supervised the however, had been told to take enoughshrinkwrapping in windy 30-degree time to do the job safely.weather. A tactical operations center was set “The wind makes it a little difficult up at the port to assure continuity andand the cold makes the tape a little communication. Morning and end-of-harder to stick,” she said. “But we are day “battle briefs” were conducted todoing OK.” make sure everything was running Thompson said her company, part smoothly.of the 194th Maintenance Battalion “This is all about safety andthat maintains Apache helicopters, efficiency,” said McRee. “There is areceived a two-week course that lot of machinery and a lot of peopleprepared them for the port mission. in motion during a port operation likeSoldiers from Company C, 52nd this. The key is to get it done safely A morning “battle brief” is conducted during Task Force Provider, a port operation conductedAviation, also part of the 194th and efficiently.” to redeploy AH64A Apache and CH-47D Chinook helicopters from the port of Busan.Maintenance Battalion, received the Lt. Col. Steven D. Mathias,training as well. commander of the 1st Squadron, 6th One of 80 vehicles belonging “You start at the front of the Cavalry Brigade, thanked the units to the 1st Squardon, 6thhelicopter and stretch plastic all the involved in the port operation after he Cavalry Brigade is loadedway to the rear as tight as possible landed the squadron’s last Apache onto a flatbed truck forwith no holes or air pockets,” she said. helicopter at the port Feb. 12. He shipment to the port of“When the plastic is heated with an presided over a seaside “Spur Busan. The squadron’sair gun, it pulls tight.” Ceremony” to award Cavalry spurs to vehicles and ground support It sounds simpler than it really is. three officers and one enlisted Soldier equipment are being shippedSoldiers climbed up, over, under and instrumental in supporting the back to the U.S. with 21 AH-around helicopters being wrapped. squadron. 64A Apache attack From atop some metal stairs, Pfc. Mathias said he was particularly helicopters. The equipmentMisty Salazar helped Spc. Rafael proud of the Soldiers of the 1st will be turned over to theHernandez, whose legs were wrapped Squadron, 6th Cavalry Brigade for South Carolina Nationalaround an Apache tail section, tape their hard work over the past months Guard.plastic on a tail rotor. as they prepared the unit’s equipment “There are a lot of small parts that and helicopters for redeployment tohave to be wrapped,” said Salazar. “It the United States.
    • Page 25 Feb. 20, 2004Area IV quality of life spotlight: Camp HialeahLittle community focuses on big improvementsStory, photo by Galen Putnam and in good taste. The response has beenArea IV Public Affairs Office very positive. It is now a place where people want to go to enjoy themselves.” CAMP HIALEAH – Doing more Other facilities including Child Youthwith less is the common theme for Services, the Community Activitiesquality of life and infrastructure projects Center and MWR Auto Craft Shop havecompleted recently for this small post, received facelifts as well.and more are slated to improve Not all of Camp Hialeah’sconditions where people live and work. improvements have involved “We are still willing to invest in what infrastructure. Even seemingly minoris necessary for the community … to quality of life upgrades such as on-postensure ongoing quality of life for the 900 call taxi service have provided a big boost.soldiers, (Department of Army) civilians “People are happy to have theand family members who live and work service. It’s very convenient,” said Staffhere,” said Lt. Col. Jeffery Ludwig, Sgt. James K. Davis, Troop Motor PoolCamp Hialeah commander.” noncommissioned officer in charge. “It A case in point is the newly is a lot better than hauling luggage toconstructed 61st Chemical Company the front gate in order to catch a ride.”motor pool. A dire need for an adequate In addition, new furniture andfacility was identified and Col. James M. appliances are coming in to replace whatJoyner, Area IV and 20th Support Group is now in family housing units that, in turn,commander, championed an exemption will be placed in unaccompanied personnelto a no-new-construction edict. housing. By “recycling” the family housing “With the old building, anything larger furniture, which is still in good condition,than a sedan wouldn’t fit,” said 1st Lt. the installation will save money by notWilliam Hart, 61st Chemical Company having to purchase new furnishings forcommander. “Now people don’t have unaccompanied personnel.to lay outside in snow and ice to work When another money-savingon vehicles.” improvement opportunity presented Not all of Camp Hialeah’s projects itself, Camp Hialeah was ready to turninvolve new construction. lemons into lemonade. After Typhoon Two multistory barracks are being Maemi heavily damaged the installationrenovated to upgrade heating, ventilation in September 2003, funds were allocatedand air conditioning systems. Individual to make repairs.rooms and bathrooms will also be “It turned out to be a blessing inremodeled. In addition, new tiling will disguise,” Lorentzen said. “It was a plusbe laid, ceilings lowered and new lighting because many of the roofs that wereinstalled. The barracks improvements heavily damaged were old and wouldwill be completed in segments in order have required replacement in the not tooto avoid having to lodge soldiers in distant future as part of the normaltemporary barracks, saving time and maintenance cycle.”money. The renovated barracks will be Gary J. Wolter, a member of Tres Dias, helps decorate the Haven Club in preparation for an event The installation also opened its first thriftmuch more energy efficient, leading to held by the organization. shop in 2003. Initially occupying half of aadditional savings according to vacant Quonset hut, the endeavor wasinstallation officials. by the Republic of Korea government as in and an adequate air conditioning such a success that it was expanded to fill Also of great interest to the soldiers a national historical landmark, received a system was installed among other the entire building during the camp’s recentof Camp Hialeah were improvements to complete interior makeover and now improvements. Main Street Reconfiguration project.the post dining facility. serves as a multiuse community center. “We now have a common facility for Camp Hialeah’s latest addition is the “The dining facility had been kind of Having been designated an historical community use and events,” said Peter Child Development Home that opened forneglected and needed a lot of work. We site, the Haven Club could not be torn Lorentzen, director, Department of business Tuesday. Rather than build agot in a new (noncommissioned officer) down. In its pitiful shape, however, it Public Works at Camp Hialeah. “We have new facility, a family housing unit waswho started turning in work orders and was nearing the end of its useful life. a very nice facility here that is being used converted into a day care center, thoughtmade it a priority to fix the place up as Under the circumstances, restoring by a variety of groups.” by post officials to be the only one of itsmuch as possible,” Ludwig said. “The the deteriorating facility was the logical The Pusan Pub also received a full- kind in the Army. The center, whichdining facility now has an atmosphere choice. The complete interior renovation blown makeover. features a fenced-in play area, will providethe troops want and deserve. The included replacing the floors, ceilings and “The appearance was gloomy and care to eight children on a full-time basisheadcount has gone way up.” lighting. The walls were repainted and unkempt,” said Harold D. Cody, Camp and six children on an hourly basis. The Haven Club, a former Imperial woodwork was redone. Rest rooms Hialeah Morale, Welfare and RecreationJapanese Army officers club, designated were remodeled, heat pumps were put director. “The remodeling was done well See HIALEAH on Page 26
    • Page 26 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Feb. 20, 2004NEWS & NOTES Area IV Army Family Area IV launches mayoral program By Galen Putnam housing area mayors, but mayors to and I will do whatever I can to help.” Action Plan Forum Area IV Public Affairs Office represent civilian employees, single “I was excited when I found out IArea IV Army Community Services will conduct soldiers, teens and other groups. had been elected,” Marzan said. “I planan Area IV Army Family Action Plan Community CAMP HENRY — Area IV housing For the time being Area IV mayors, to work hard with the senior occupantsForum 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Soldier area residents now have an additional all of whom are volunteers, will and residents of Camp George to helpMemorial Chapel on Camp Walker. The AFAP resource at their disposal — community represent the residents of the housing keep the community informed.provides an opportunity for residents to be heard mayors — to represent them and provide areas in which they live. A primary Communication is important to ensureand work out solutions to community problems. a line of communication with the function will be to represent residents a good working relationship.”For more information, call ACS at Camp Henry command. to the command and serve as a liaison “We have a real nice community here at768-7232, Camp Carroll 768-7900 and Camp Mayors will serve in a variety of between residents and the command. Camp Hialeah. I hope I can help make itHialeah 763-3571. capacities such as representing residents Rather than hold separate mayoral even a little better,” James said. “Residents to the command, providing command meetings with command representatives can drop off ideas with me and I canOff Limits Establishments information to residents and serving as as would be the case at larger champion those ideas on their behalf.”The following establishments are off limits by a mediator to help rectify localized installations, Area IV mayors will attend Stewart praised the trio for taking onorder of Col. James M. Joyner, Area IV situations. quarterly Well Being Council meetings the additional responsibilities and for thecommander: Daegu – Odyssey Club, With Club, The new mayors are Sgt. 1st Class to resolve issues. Well Being Council particular skills each possesses.Mama Lee’s, Paradise Club andCrown Club; Harl Marzan from Camp George; Sgt. participants include representatives from “It is important to remember that eachWaegwan – Carnegie Club and The Live Club. Maj. David Crump, Camp Walker; and all of the command’s primary of these individuals is serving in aFor more information, call James Adamski at Robert James, representing Camp departments such as the Directorate of volunteer capacity, above and beyond768-8969. Hialeah. Public Works, housing, provost marshal their already busy schedules,” she said. Col. James M. Joyner, commander office, Army Community Services and “For example, Sergeant First Class Camp Carroll Coffee House of the Area IV Support Activity and 20th many others. Marzan has already begun distributing aThe 23rd Chemical Battalion Chaplain’s Office Support Group, expressed he would like “The mayors will use the council as newsletter to the residents at Camphas opened the Camp Carroll Coffee House. It is to see a mayoral program implemented a forum to discuss any issues that come George. He is very proactive. Mr. Jamesopen every Friday, except the last Friday of the throughout Area IV to give residents a up that can’t be solved at their level,” works at DPW so he will be a greatmonth, from 6 p.m. to midnight and features greater voice and to streamline Stewart said. “The many different resource at Camp Hialeah and Sergeantmeals, movies, games and a place to hang out. procedures for resolving community elements from within the community that Major Crump is, well, a sergeant majorIt is located in the Chapel Annex, building S- issues. The job of implementing the are present at the Well Being Council and we know how they are at getting904, on Camp Carroll. For more information, program went to J.J. Stewart, Area IV meetings make it an ideal forum to things done.”call Chaplain (Capt.) Darin Nielson at 765-8256. acting director of community activities, resolve issues.” Area IV Installation Volunteer who had previous experience with the Nominations for mayoral candidates Coordinator Vickie Kingston is also Se xual Assault Sur vivors Sexual Survivors mayoral program at Camp Zama, Japan. were solicited in October and elections happy to have the new mayors on board. Group “I told Colonel Joyner that ACS had were held in November. The new mayors “Just like any other volunteer position,A newly-formed Sexual Assault Survivors Group been the proponent for the mayoral received training in December and started it is important that community memberswill meet 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. every Friday at the program at Camp Zama and that we their calendar year terms in January. step up to fill these important roles,” sheCamp Walker Health Clinic. The sessions are could certainly implement a similar The new mayors are eager to make said. “We are very glad these individualsopen to all women authorized military medical program here,” Stewart said. “What an impact. did so. Their dedication and efforts willcare. For more information, call Social Work we’ve done is implement a scaled-down “I am looking forward to working undoubtedly enhance the quality of lifeServices at 764-5500 or 764-5173. version of the Zama model which can with each and every family member at in their respective housing areas.” be expanded in the future.” Camp Walker Housing,” Crump said. F aithlif t 2004 Zama’s program not only includes “People can come to me with any issues E-mail putnamg@usfk.korea.army.milFaithlift 2004, an interdenominational Christianwomen’s conference, will be held April 16-17 Mayor: Camp George Mayor: Camp Hialeah Mayor: Camp Walkerat Dragon Hill Lodge and South Post Chapel at Rank/Name: Sgt. 1st Class Harl Marzan Rank/Name: GS-12 Robert J. James Rank/Name: SGM David E CrumpYongsan Garrison. It is open to all female Duty Position: Area IV Reserve Duty Position: chief Engineering Recourse Duty Position: Operations SGMDepartment of Defense ID card holders. Space component Division, Assigned to: 20this limited. Registration closes March 1. For more career counselor Assigned to: DPW Support Groupinformation or to sign up, call Michele Pelletier Office Location: Pusan Office Location:in Daegu at 764-4292 or Holly Floro in Busan at Bldg. S-312 Office Location: Building 1211,051-817-4006. How Long in Building. 130, Camp Camp Henry Korea: 20 Months Hialeah How Long in EFMP Support Groups - First tour How Long in Korea: 1 Korea: SevenThe Area IV Exceptional Family Member Office Phone: Year - Thirrd tour MonthsProgram is forming several support groups 764-5332 Office Phone: 763- Office Phone:focusing on asthma; attention deficit and Cell Phone: 016- 7430 768-7036hyperactivity disorder; individuals involved with 660-5689 Cell Phone: 011-9692-7431 Cell Phone: 011-9360-0732the EFMP; and unaccompanied EFMP Home Phone: 475-8732 Home Phone: 763-3338 Home Phone: 476-9516sponsors. For more information, call Marietta e-mail address: e-mail address: e-mail address:Dixon at 768-8329. marzanh@usfk.korea.army.mil jamesrj@usfk.korea.army.mil CrumpD@usfk.korea.army.mil Vehicle Daegu Vehicle Registration hoursDaegu Vehicle Registration has new operating Hialeah from Page 25hours. It is open 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. “We didn’t know of any other season and provide a low-cost alternative new construction but we have done ato 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and installation with post housing and to covering the pool, artificial turf golf lot based on the allocation of resourcesFriday and and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday.It is sponsored tours without a day care greens that will allow year-round we have received,” Ludwig said.closed on all Korean and U.S. holidays and for center,” Cody said. “This is a big addition pitching and putting as well as a “Feedback in general has been good andlunch from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday through for the community.” makeover for the post movie theater that the community has been supportive. WeWednesday and Friday. Customers will not be Taking advantage of its momentum, will, hopefully, include padded seats. have a wonderful little community hereserved or seen 15 minutes before closing for Camp Hialeah, with its “do more with “With the support of higher and we are looking forward to continuinglunch or for the end of the day because of less” attitude, has several more projects headquarters we have been able to do a the trend of improving the quality of lifeadministrative requirements. For more on tap. Some notable undertakings lot to improve quality of life,” Lorentzen of our soldiers and their families.”information, call Capt. Christina Kirkland at 768- include a heater for the installation’s said.“The biggest challenge … is7788. outdoor pool that will extend its usable obtaining approval for renovations and E-mail putnamg@usfk.korea.army.mil
    • MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page Feb. 20, 2004 27Gate guards fulfill vital security roleBy Oh Dong-keun are the first impression that the visitors will get of theArea IV Public Affairs Office post,” said Nam Ik-sun, sergeant of the guard. “However, it is hard for us to keep the smile on our CAMP CARROLL – They are some of the most face when the visitors don’t trust us for doing our jobunder-appreciated employees on Korea’s installations, right, or complain about taking too much time. I wouldworking 24 hours a day, seven days a week regardless like to tell them that we are experts at what we areof the weather. They are the security guards who help doing and we know what we are doing is verykeep installations safe. important. That’s why we sometimes take our time Although seen primarily at the gates checking letting people in. It is for all of our security.”identification cards and controlling access to the post At Camp Carroll alone, there are 68 security guards,as part of their standing patrols, they do much more including six supervisors. One might think a large group PHOTO BY HONG YUNG-KIsuch as provide internal security and force protection of Koreans working for the security of U.S. military Kim Nam-keun, a Camp Carroll security guard, checks a installations may cause some difficulties, but it hasn’tby conducting perimeter walking patrols at each Soldier’s idetification with a scanner that reads the barcode on been a problem according to Young and the guards atinstallation throughout Area IV. the back of the ID card to verify its validity. Camp Carroll. “It is extremely important to have those securityguards on post,” said Richard L. Young, Camp Carroll “We have a very good working relationship withinstallation manager. “I can sleep pretty good at night said. “A lot of people think that they don’t do their job. the guards. We are very pleased with the service theyknowing that they are doing their job. They are doing A lot of people say ‘I don’t think they can even read are providing,” he said.what they are supposed to do.” that’ when they hand them their ID card, but they “What makes this whole concept work is the great A case in point would be what took place in can. In order to be at the gate, they have to have high atmosphere and teamwork between our supervisors andNovember when two Korean civilians attempted to score on their English proficiency test. They can’t us,” said Lee Jung-young, Camp Carroll security guard,get through Camp Carroll’s Gate 1 with a fake pass. work the gates if they don’t have English proficiency.” who assisted Park in the apprehension. “We do our best “It was during the morning rush hour, around 8:30 According to the revised hiring procedure, the gate to get our job done, and they do their best to accommodatea.m.,” said Park Jae-suk, a Camp Carroll security guard. guards now must have a score of 550 or higher on the our needs despite sometimes harsh working conditions.”“A car came up which didn’t have the window decal and Test of English for International Communications, a On behalf of the Camp Carroll community, Youngthe driver showed me what I knew right away was a test that measures one’s ability to use English in presented certificates of appreciation to Park and Lee. Infake pass that had never been properly issued. So I everyday conversation. Previously, there was not a addition, Nam and Kim Nam-keun, another gate securityreported it directly to the security guard office, and from set standard regarding English skills. guard at Camp Carroll, were awarded commander’s coinsthere the individuals were taken by the MPs.” When at work, security guards don’t just deal with by Col. James M. Joyner, Area IV Support Activity and Young was impressed with the feat and showed ID cards and potential intruders, they must deal with 20th Support Group commander, for deterring intrudershis appreciation to the security guards who are contract hundreds of people, from pleasant to cranky, who go in a similar fashion. All four also received a monetaryemployees of Security Korea. through the gates everyday. award from their company for their actions. “The fact that they caught those people is a good “We are trying our best to be kind and courteous toindication that they are doing the job very well,” he everyone that we deal with, keeping in mind that we E-mail ohdk@usfk.korea.army.mil
    • MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 28 Feb. 20, 2004Centurions hone critical skills at gunnery trainingStory, photo by Pfc. Alex Licea received accolades from “Watchdog Six”8th Military Police Brigade Public Affairs himself Col. Peter M. Champagne, 8th Military Police Brigade commander. BF — Soldiers of the 57th Military Champagne talked to Soldiers afterPolice Company firmly place their snow- their qualification and applauded theircovered boots on the icy ground as they efforts on a job well done by presentingpeer down range. An observer barks each troop with a commander’s coin.“troops in the open 600 meters” and “This company has come very closeMPs let loose with their weapons looking in meeting my high standard for the MK-for a direct hit. 19 gunnery. I was very pleased to see For these Camp Carroll–based the significant progress the Centurionsmilitary police, improving and have made since their last gunnery,”maintaining their weapons proficiency Champagne said.is a must, especially with the frequent According to Champagne, companyturnover of new troops coming in to the gunnery is an essential part of the 8thcompany. Military Police Brigade’s live-fire “A lot of these Soldiers come from exercise and is one of its top priorities.Basic and Advanced Individual Training “Like true warriors, these soldiers didand simply do not get this type of training not let the cold weather dampen their Col. Peter M. Champagne, 8th Military Police Brigade commander, encourges Pvt. Patrick Gibbs spirit, motivation, and performance,” heduring that short amount of time,” said as he adjusts his sights during qualification on the MK-19 40 mm grenade machine gun. said. “Each team had all the equipmentSgt. Joseph Matthew Jones III, teamleader for second platoon. “They do not they needed for the gunnery and it wassee the weapons enough during basic 203 grenade launcher. at targets ranging from 100-900 meters. all serviceable. Soldiers performed theirand AIT.” Before any ammunition was fired, For many MPs, this was the first time individual team roles as team leader, The gunnery training gives them the however, Soldiers participated in a qualifying with these weapons systems. gunner, and assistant gunner in anwill to fight, because being able to shoot Preliminary Marksmanship Instruction “This is my first time doing a MK-19 outstanding manner.”and being familiar with a variety of session to become familiar with and qualification,” said Pvt. Patrick Gibbs, “Gun commands were quicklyweapons is essential, he added. learn about the weapons systems. second platoon. “It is a critical skill translated into action and targets During the 57th Military Police After PMI, teams began especially in a field environment.” destroyed. MK-19 gunnery is a beautifulCompany gunnery, Soldiers had the qualifications tables on stationed Gibbs, along with Spc. Jason Goeke, thing to watch when soldiers performopportunity to qualify on weapons such weapons. Soldiers sharpened their skills Pfc. Shanie Perez and Korean as a team to standard,” he added.as the AT-4 rocket launcher, M-249 on firing, loading and unloading each Augmentation to the United States Armysquad automatic weapon, MK-19 40 weapon. They also performed Soldier Cpl. Lee, Jon-wook, weremm grenade machine gun and the M- immediate action and fired the weapons recognized for their efforts when they E-mail liceaa@usfk.korea.army.mil