The Peninsula-Wide News Publication Volume 2, Issue No. 23 No. P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA March 26, 2004Cost of Overseas Living Allowance increasesU.S. Forces Korea Public Affairs Even though this sounds confusing, $628 per month. These increases apply entitlement, ensuring service membersOffice finding the information has actually been to uniformed servicemembers only. continue to receive the allowance across made easy. On the Internet, go to http:/ “The 2004 USFK COLA survey was the peninsula,” said Kuyk. “This YONGSAN — Servicemembers /www.dtic.mil/perdiem/ocform.html a great success,” said Col. Charles significant achievement was a result ofstationed in Seoul, Busan and Daegu and and enter the information that applies. Kuyk, commander, 175th Finance the great teamwork of all USFK Soldiers,Area I will see more money in their The system will then automatically Command. “The commander’s intent sailors, airmen and Marines whopaychecks this month as cost of living compute and display information for the survey was to validate COLA completed the survey.”allowances increase in these areas. regarding one’s entitlement. For payments for the long term and to The increases are scheduled to be As of March 16, COLA rates example, an E-5 with six years of service increase the equity of COLA.” reflected in the March end-of-monthincreased 66 percent for Pusan, 33 and two family members living in Seoul More than 98 percent of USFK leave and earnings statement. For morepercent for Seoul, and 20 percent for with a location code of KS140, is entitled servicemembers responded to the information, contact a local financeTaegu and Area I. The criterion that to $17.067 per day, or $512 per month. survey, which will be conducted now office.applies to determining one’s entitlement An O-2 with six years of service and every two years. Editor’s Note: 175th Financeincludes rank, time in service, number two family members living in the same In the most recent survey, “USFK Command contributed to this article.of family members and actual locality. area is entitled to $20.933 per day, or was able to revalidate its COLASenior Army leaders review Fencing project takes shapepolicy on sexual assaultArmy News Service so far, officials said. CID officials said they are WASHINGTON — Senior Army committed to conducting thoroughleaders are reviewing policies to and complete criminal investigationsensure that victims of sexual assault into the cases discussed on Datelinecontinue to receive immediate care and have been doing so since theand assistance and that all reported incidents were reported to CID.allegations are thoroughly “It would be inappropriate at thisinvestigated. point to comment on either of the “Sexual assault has no place in our investigations to protect the integrityArmy,” said Lt. Gen. Franklin of those cases,” a CID official said,Hagenbeck, the Army deputy chief “and we are as equally committedof staff, G1, during an interview to protecting the privacy of thewith Dateline’s Stone Phillips that victims.”aired March 12. The Army remains committed to In the last year, 92 allegations of taking care of Soldiers and dealingsexual misconduct were investigated expeditiously with any complaint orby Army Criminal Investigation allegation of sexual harrassament,Division personnel in the Central officials stressed.Command area. “The mere fact that this happens The complaints were not all made in our Army to me isby Soldiers, officials said. And not unconscionable,” Hagenbeck said.all of those assaulted were women. “We go out and form teams, small Also, the perpetrators were not all groups live together, serve togetherSoldiers, officials added. and sometimes die for each other,” Allegations have been made said Hagenbeck.against local nationals and members “The fact that someone in theof other services and coalition same uniform could turn around andforces. commit a criminal offense against PHOTO BY DAVID MCNALLY Of the 92 cases, the Criminal one of the members of that team is Cho Kwang-jin (right) and Chon Han-jun place concertina wire around the Camp HoveyInvestigation Command has fence line March 19. See related story page 7.completed 74 of the investigations See Policy on Page 4 What ’s inside... INSIDE Town hall SAHS students Deputy Army Area IV big hit Perpoints, Dollars & Sense, Blotter....................Page 2 meeting excel at chaplain visits at Daegu Movies...................Page 14 nets results Terra Nova test Area III Fire Expo Chaplain................Page 15 MWR Events...........Page 18 See Page 5 See Page 10 See Page 22 See Page 25 Korean Language....Page 30
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 2 March 26, 2004 MP Blotter Sgt. Maj. Board first to use automated system Army News Service “Based on the successful test results Soldiers who do not want to be The following entries were extracted of five previous enlisted boards, we’re considered for promotion to sergeantfrom the past several week’s military WASHINGTON — The upcoming ready to go ahead and fully implement this major or attendance at the SMC canpolice blotters. Such entries may be Command Sergeant Major, Sergeant system,” said Robert Wagner, chief of the execute a declination statement.incomplete and do not determine the Major and Sergeant Major Course Department of the Army Secretariat at Memorandums written to the boardguilt or innocence of any person. Selection Board will be the first promotion Enlisted Evaluation and Records Center. president will be scanned into the board that will use a totally automated Noncommissioned officers eligible for electronic board files for presentation to! An investigation revealed that a U.S. Enlisted Selection Board System. the board can review their electronic board board members.servicemember was observed in the parking lot The 2004 Command Sergeant Major, file via the EREC Web site at https:// NCOs eligible for consideration by thisadjacent to an on-post club wearing an earring in Sergeant Major and Sergeant Major www.hrc.army.mil, by clicking on board must still review and sign aboth ear lobes. Course Selection Board will convene at Human Resources Command hardcopy ERB at their servicing personnelWhen approached by military police and asked to the U.S. Army Enlisted Records and Indianapolis, and then “Promotion File.” offices.show his military identification card, the Evaluation Center, Indianapolis, June 3. Within the promotion file there are A hardcopy board record will beservicemember refused to produce his ID. This board will be conducted using the several tabs (OMPF, Photo, ERB, and assembled as a backup for this firstAdditional military police were dispatched to the ESBS. Statements). NCOs eligible for this board electronic board.scene and upon arrival the servicemember began The ESBS eliminates the need for hard- should check the OMPF for missing or For more information about themaking provoking statements to the MPs. copies of Soldiers’ photos, enlisted record incorrect documents, review the photo upcoming board call the DA SecretariatThe servicemember was subsequently transported brief official military personnel file, and if to ensure it is current and screen the ERB Board Support Branch at 317-510-3641/by the MPs to the local provost marshal’s office submitted, a memorandum to the board to ensure the data is correct. Also, NCOs 3642/3691.where he was advised of his legal rights. president. The documents will all be eligible to be considered for command Editor’s note: Information submittedThe servicemember refused to cooperate with submitted to the voting members as an sergeant major must process an by Human Resources Command Publicmilitary police and was not questioned or asked electronic file. acceptance or declination statement. Affairs Office.to render a written statement to the offenses.Later, the duty judge advocate officer stated thatenough probable cause existed to title the DFAS announces new civilian pay raise processing planservicemember with the above offenses. Army News Service reliable manner, specific agencies and major commands withinThe servicemember was then released to his unit. those agencies have been selected for processing each pay ARLINGTON, Va. — The Defense Finance and period. All employees within the major commands selected! At 6:04 p.m. March 12, Army and Air Force Accounting Service began processing the retroactive pay will be processed during the specified pay period, providedExchange Service security personnel increase March 13 for federal general schedule employees that the DFAS civilian pay system has received andtelephonically notified a military police station directed by the Executive Order signed by President George successfully processed the employees’ personnel actions.of shoplifting. W. Bush March 3. The retroactive pay increase is effective Employees in these three groups can expect to see theTwo patrols investigating the incident saw a Jan.11. retroactive adjustments.servicemember, via closed circuit television, As the personnel actions authorizing the increase are Impact of Intervening Personnel Actionsremove 20 trading cards from a display, conceal received from the responsible civilian personnel offices, DFAS Some personnel actions may have been processed duringthem in his sweatshirt front pocket, and exit the will process the retroactive pay increases during its routine this retroactive period. These are referred to as interveningstore without paying. AAFES security personnel nightly civilian pay system personnel updates. personnel actions. If an intervening personnel action(s) hasdetained the servicemember and escorted him to Processing of the retroactive pay increase for several been processed for an employee during the Jan. 11 to mid/the AAFES security office, where the specific groups of federal employees paid by DFAS will late March timeframe, the payroll system’s retroactiveservciemember surrendered the merchandise. proceed according to the following schedule. process will calculate and pay from Jan. 11, and stop at theMilitary Police detained the servicemember and This schedule is contingent upon DFAS having received date of the intervening personnel action.transported him to the MP station, where the and successfully processed the civilian personnel actions. If there was more than one intervening action, theservicemember was advised of his legal rights, Pay period that ended March 20: retroactive process will stop at the date of the first action.which he waived, rendering a statement admitting Executive Office of the President The responsible civilian personnel office must process payto the offense. Overseas employees paid on the second Thursday payday corrections for the intervening action(s) and send them toThe servicemember was processed and released Overseas employees paid on the first Friday payday DFAS. The payroll system will then pick up and completeto his unit. Navy shipyard employees the retroactive processing for the remainder of the prior payThe merchandise and security tape were retained Most other defense agencies periods.as evidence on Department of the Army Form Pay period ending April 3: This will happen at a later date than the implementation4137. Department of Energy dates set out above. It may take several months for all of the Three groups, comprised primarily of Army, Air Force civilian personnel offices to process corrections to these! Suspect was visiting victim in his room. and Navy employees, will be processed over the course of intervening actions.When victim left his room, suspect stole a two pay periods, due to the large number of employees in Increases for federal wage system employees will becheck made out to the victim. each of these databases. Approximately one half of the processed during the pay period in which the personnel actionSuspect forged the victim’s name and cashed employees in these groups will be processed during each of is received from civilian personnel offices. At this time,the check for $450. the two pay periods. personnel actions for FWS employees have not yet beenSuspect was identified and arrested. In order to conduct these large pay system updates in a received. 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MORNING CALMThe Morning Calm Weekly Page March 26, 2004 3NEWS & NOTES Why Korea is becoming the Duty Assignment of Choice JROTC ScholarshipsThe Yongsan Sergeants Major Association willaward five $1,000 scholarships to SeoulAmerican High School JROTC students.Scholarships are to offset the financial burdenof high school seniors not receiving four-yearROTC scholarships. JROTC students who areseniors this year are eligible to apply. Basedon the theme “Leadership excellence startshere,” scholarship applicants must write 300-400 word essays on the theme. Applicationsare available at the school guidance counseloroffice or the JROTC office. The deadline forapplying is Thursday. AFCEA ScholarshipsHigh school seniors majoring in engineering,information technology, computer sciencesand other related fields are eligible for five$1,000 scholarships from the Seoul ArmedForces Communications and ElectronicsAssociation Chapter. Seniors from anyDepartment of Defense Dependent Schoolsin South Korea are eligible.School counselor offices have applicationpackets, or students may contact Easter Bruce,AFCEA director of scholarships, at 011-9671- CPL. OHN SANG-JOON0148 or e-mail Bruceev@usfk.korea.army.mil. Cha Lortz (left), Camp Carroll Army Community Service intake coordinator, meets with Spc. Krystal Stepnowski (center) and Spc. LatishaScholarship applications and supporting Pond, both from the 501st Chemical Company, following the ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the ACS renovation. The six-week renovationdocuments are due by noon April 15. Students costing $5,400 includes new front entrance ramps for handicapped accessibility and an office for Financial and Employment Readiness.will be notified by April 20. See related story on Page 25. Three on Three Basketball JamThe Pi Eta Zeta Chapter of the Zeta Phi BetaSorority Inc. and the Alpha Omega Sigma Tax center warns of tax fraud By Capt. Bonnie L. Dunlop or hiding or transferring income. refunds than the Yongsan Tax CenterChapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. are Yongsan Tax Center Additionally, even if an individual does can offer.sponsoring their first Blue and White Three not directly prepare the false return, This is a dangerous trap withon Three Basketball Jam April 17 at the Camp YONGSAN — “Taxes are what we if that individual assists another negative consequences because taxCasey Carey Fitness Center. pay for a civilized society.” – Oliver person with the fraud, the assistant is fraud is most likely involved; and taxRegistration will be held 10-11 a.m. The Wendell Holmes. just as guilty. fraud is a crime.entry fee is $12 per team (minimum of three In a perfect world, Justice Holmes’ The Yongsan Tax Center works Lt. Col. Craig A. Meredith,persons). statement on the duty of citizens to hard to ensure that taxes are prepared commander of Legal ServicesProceeds will go toward their annual pay their taxes would be enough properly and within the law. Activity-Korea, warns thatscholarship fund. For more information call, encouragement for everyone to fulfill Clients are required to provide servicemembers committing incomeAmy Barnes at 016-891-5945 or Olivia Taplin his duty regarding taxation in a fair and proof of the exemptions, deductions tax fraud are also subject toat 011-9671-2515. honest fashion. and credits that they are claiming. punishment under the Uniform Code Pop culture sometimes fills the Such proof includes social security of Military Justice. Service members Band seeks out vocalists airwaves with conflicting messages cards for dependants, W-2s, 1099 filing false returns, or assistingThe 8th United States Army Band is looking that seem to make cheating on taxes statements, receipts for expenses or individuals in filing false returns mayfor vocalists. appear acceptable. contributions, etc. violate Article 107, False Statements,Performance areas ar eas include: Tax fraud is never acceptable. If married filing jointly, spouses are Article 121, Larceny, and Article 132,! High profile command social events It is a crime and it can subject the required to either both be present to Frauds Against the United States.! Classical or popular music with the Concert person engaging in tax fraud to serious sign tax returns or one spouse must Tax fraud can be reported to theBand penalties. have a signed power of attorney from IRS at 1-800-829-0433.! Lead vocals in the Pop/Rock/Country Show According to Title 26 of the United the absentee spouse. Those suspecting servicemembersBand States Code section 7201 “(a)ny Although providing proof may be of tax fraud should also report this! Lead vocals while fronting the Jazz person who willfully attempts to evade an inconvenience for the taxpayer, it activity through the chain of commandEnsemble or defeat any tax imposed by this title is necessary. or the Criminal InvestigationsQualifications or the payment thereof shall, in Tax preparers are instructed to Division.! Soldiers interested must be: addition to other penalties provided by refuse services to a client if they! In the rank of private first class throughsergeant first class law, be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction” be subject to: suspect that the client is lying or does not have proper proof. Yongsan Tax Tax! Not be a bonus military occupationalspeciality recipient ! Imprisonment of up to five years; ! A fine of up to $250,000; or Despite, the Yongsan Tax Center’s best efforts to ensure a superior and Center hours:! Have six or more months remaining in Monday: 1-8 p.m. ! Both, together with the costs of accurate product, Tax Center patronsKorea or be willing to extend prosecution. must remember that all taxpayers are Tuesday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.! Look good in uniform/meet height weight Wednesday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tax fraud takes many shapes and ultimately responsible for their ownstandards forms, including: deliberately returns whether or not they were Thursday: 1-8 p.m.! No adverse administrative or Uniformed Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. underreporting or omitting income, assisted by a tax preparer.Code of Military Justice actions pending. overstating the amount of deductions, Staying within the law may mean Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.For more information or to apply, call Sgt. keeping two sets of books, making that taxpayers will not get back as big For more information or toMaj. 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MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 4 March 26, 2004 Policy from Page 1 intolerable,” added Hagenbeck. are scheduled to be reported to the Where appropriate, the Army secretary of the Army in May. will prosecute perpetrators who Overall the Army is taking care fall under the Uniform Code of of its Soldiers from a legal, Military Justice using full legal psychological and medical angle, authority through all the right Hagenbeck said. channels while taking care of Victims currently have access Soldiers who have been assaulted, to lawyers, chaplains, medical Hagenbeck said. specialists, psychologists and At the end of the day, Soldiers victim witness liaisons. need to know that they are still a Leaders at every level need to part of the team, added understand their responsibilities in Hagenbeck. supporting victims, and they also To ensure that current policies need to create a climate where and programs are effective, Les victims feel free to report Brownlee, the acting secretary of allegations, officials said. the Army, directed the Ensuring all leaders understand establishment of a task force to this is another goal of the task review the effectiveness of the force. Army’s policies on reporting and During Hagenbeck’s interview addressing allegations of sexual with Phillips, he repeatedly assault. This task force will review emphasized that the Army is a existing processes, procedures and value-based organization that programs and will make takes care of its own. recommendations for “Sexual assault is a criminal improvement. offense, and one is too many,” The findings of the task force Hagenbeck stressed.Scams attempt to defraud individualU.S. Forces Korea Public Affairs invoiced contractsOffice ! Sale of crude oil at below- market prices. YONGSAN — Recent months Victims are asked to providehave seen an increase in the number personal information, such as bankof attempts to defraud people using account number, address and socialadvanced fee fraud schemes, security number.commonly known as “Nigerian In return, they are promised thatFraud.” large amounts of money will be Individuals are contacted, usually deposited into their accounts.through letters, e-mail or fax, by Individuals receiving this type ofalleged “officials” representing a contact should never respond andforeign government or agency. never provide any type of Usually, the individual will claim information.strong ties to Nigerian officials and If something seems too good tosupply forged official-looking be true - it probably is.documents. If an individual has already lost They will seek assistance in funds, contact:overcoming a barrier keeping them U.S. Secret Service, Financialfrom closing a transaction. Crimes Division In return for a small favor, they 950 H St. NWpromise a generous financial gain. Washington DC 20223 The most common forms of 202-406-5850fraudulent proposals are: If an individual has received a ! Disbursement from wills solicitation, contact: If fax or letter ! Contract fraud – fax to the U.S. Secret Service at ! Real estate purchase 202-406-5031. If e-mail – forward ! Conversion of hard currency copy (with extended message ! Transfer of funds from over- header) to email@example.com. News & Notes Deadline The deadline for submitting items for Peninsula News & Notes is Friday each week for publication the following Friday. For more information, call 738-3355 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page 5 March 26, 2004Town hall nets results Center toStory, photo by Pvt. StephaniePearson only have two officers in that situation. We have come up with creative it has worked its way up to the senior leadership level of discussion, which undergo faceliftArea I Public Affairs Office solutions to make our housing and our tells me we are getting close to that issue Area I Public Affairs Office barracks issues better here at Camp being resolved. And what a great well- CAMP STANLEY — Camp Stanley Stanley.” being issue that is – that would improve CAMP STANLEY — U.S.officials held their quarterly town hall Vines went on to say the barbershop not just Camp Stanley, but the entire Army officials announced ameeting at Reggie’s March 17. is now open on Sundays; the post Uijeongbu Enclave.” $239,000 project March 17 to “When we assembled here last theater show times have been revised; At the last meeting, Soldiers talked renovate a community activitiesJanuary, 50 percent of our officers and and a shopping cart issue at the about limited Camp Stanley recreational center in Warrior Country.noncommissioned officers living in commissary has been resolved. activities. “Work will start on Thursdaytemporary quarters were doubled up,” “A big issue right now is getting a “We’re not offering enough at the Camp Stanley CAC,” saidsaid Lt. Col. Brian Vines, U.S. Army satellite central issuing facility here at recreational opportunities here on Camp Jimmie Dobbs, Camp StanleyGarrison, Camp Red Cloud commander. Camp Stanley,” Vines said. “Now, we Stanley,” Vines allowed. “Before our last community activities director. “It“I’m proud to tell you as of today, we do not have this issue resolved yet, but meeting, we had our bowling center includes a new kitchen and open until midnight. Now, we have our restrooms, an expansion of the gyms open until midnight on the arts and crafts center and cyber weekends. We will continue to increase café, plus the addition of a music and add many more recreational room and patio.” activities. One thing we are doing is Last year, a Camp Stanley renovating the community activities band took first place at the annual center into a better facility for you.” (See Battle of the Bands competition “Center to undergo facelift” story) and brought in $8,000 in winnings Another issue discussed at the for Camp Stanley morale, welfare, previous town hall meeting was lack of and recreation use. space for the education program. Vines The group hoped the money said they came up with a plan and would be used to build a music funding, and now construction for a practice room for Camp Stanley new education center will begin this musicians. summer. The new education center will “I am very pleased the money be in the old post exchange building, he was contributed to the explained, when the new PX opens later community at Camp Stanley,” this spring. said Sgt. 1st Class Clifford Pass,Lt. Col. Brian Vines, commander of U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Red Cloud (left) presides over aCamp Stanley town hall meeting March 17. See Stanley on Page 8 the leader of the group. “Its one of those feelings that the things youLeaders seek to improve Soldier programs love to do have helped someone else. That was the whole motivation behind our hard work.”By Margaret Banish-Donaldson Issues requiring more information from the action officers The group’s wish will soon beArea I Public Affairs Office included smoking in barracks; telephone booths on Camp reality, as Dobbs projected the Hovey; alcohol rations; bike rental shop; cost of living allowance CAC project to finish in July. CAMP RED CLOUD — Area I leaders recently held an ratings for Camp Casey and Western Corridor; morale, welfare “We’re going to try to do thisArmy Family Plan Conference at Camp Casey to assess the and recreation cost for trips; barrack activities at Camp Red with a minimum of disruption ofhealth and sustainability of Soldiers and their family members. Cloud; oral surgeon resources; underage drinking of soldiers; our existing programs,” DobbsDelegates voted on the top 15 issues, and provided maintaining the barracks; street safety; diversity of MWR said. “The beauty shop willrecommendations for implementation. entertainment programs and activities; bowling center music; remain open in its current location Afterwards, the AFAP steering committee met with Col. and the weight training area at Camp Casey Carey Fitness Center. until it’s relocation into the newJeff Christiansen, Area I commander, to discuss all 37 issues Some issues that were unattainable at this level and elevated shopping complex.”from the conference. Committee members were tasked to to 8th U.S. Army headquarters included flat rate entitlements; Dobbs said the cyber café willprovide recommendations, develop practical alternatives to Internet pricing in barracks and musical entertainment. be in two temporary buildings incurrent policies and assess what barriers exist to policy Two issues requiring no action where extension of Pear the CAC rear parking lot.development and implementation, and what is needed to Blossom Cottage hours on weekends, and an enclosed “The CAC administrative office,overcome them by March 15. playground on Camp Casey for use year round. Internet sign-up, telephone and For detailed information on all the issues and their cable offices will operate out of “The group reached a consensus on many of the strategic building S-2375,” Dobbs said. “Theapproaches for execution,” Christiansen said. “Cheryl French recommendations Soldiers and civilians can visit the Army arts and crafts resale operation willdid a great job of pulling all these items together, and coordinating Community Service Area I homepage on the Web at http:// be located in a temporary buildingwith the action officers to get many of these items resolved.” ima.korea.army.mil and click on the well-being link. in the parking lot of that building.” The committee members listened to the issues and “It was good to see everyone open for change,” French The weekly Better Opportunitiesrecommendations, and then voted to accept them, leave them said. “I really appreciate all the time and effort everyone for Single and Unaccompaniedopen or refer them to 8th Army. spent on going over all these issues today, and if anyone has Soldiers council meetings will be Issues resolved and voted approved by the committee involved any new issues, they can be addressed at our next quarterly at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Reggie’sdelays in obtaining access passes for foreign nationals; visa costs; meeting in June.” during the renovation.automatic teller machines on Camp Casey and Dragon Valley;Area I curfew, and childbirth preparation classes in Area I. 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Page 6 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly March 26, 2004NEWS & NOTES Program strives to end child abuse Estate ClaimAnyone with a claim against the estate of Sgt. By Stephanie Pearson leading to increased risk for accidents Family Advocacy Program will debutEsau A. Zakka, of Headquarters and Area I Public Affairs Office and other undesirable behaviors,” she a new Positive Parenting workshop atHeadquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field said. “All Soldiers are affected, all six Area I Pear Blossom CottagesArtillery attached to 1st Battalion, 506th CAMP CASEY — whether it is their own child (being in April, Clark said. They also areInfantry Regiment at Camp Greaves, should The military does not abused), the child of a co-worker, or sponsoring a blue-ribbon campaign.contact 1st Lt. Sun Koh at 730-5101. take child abuse lightly. a friend or classmate of their child.” “In an effort to raise awareness, The Army has several Army Community Service offers the Family Advocacy Program invites several programs for parents, new or you to wear a blue ribbon during the Taxi Comment Cards programs in place to help servicemembers experienced, and people who work month of April,” Clark said. “Blue Available and their families stop with or are around children daily, such ribbons are available at all ArmyThe Army and Air Force Exchange Service now and prevent abuse. as coaches, child care providers and Community Service and Pear Blossomoffers customer comment cards for its taxi These programs are highlighted during relatives. These programs include Cottage locations in Area I.”service. Cards can be found in the back seats April, which has been designated Child classes on parenting, domestic Everyone in the community canof the taxis and can be mailed via military violence prevention, stress and anger play a part in stopping child abuse, Abuse Prevention Month.postal service. management, communication skills, Clark added. The best way to combat “Child abuse crosses all racial and socioeconomic boundaries,” said Kelly and family building. Classes are free it is simply to be aware that it does Korean as a Second Clark, Area I Army Community Service to all military and Department of happen, she said. Language family advocacy prevention specialist. Defense civilian identification card “Look for signs from children,Camp Howze Army Community Service is “The military community is not holders, and Clark encourages such as withdrawal, fear of aoffering Korean language classes at the Pear immune to the risks and effects of servicemembers to take advantage of particular person or situation, drasticBlossom Cottage noon–2 p.m. Tuesdays. For child abuse,” she said. “This is not a them. changes in behavior or attitude, ormore information, call a local ACS office or problem that will go away.” “Adults who may be abusing, or grades suffering at school,” Clarkcall Joseline Harrison at 734-5846. Clark explained child abuse not only are afraid they may, should seek help said. “Also, talk to children in your affects the children, but also the through parenting classes or care, and let them know you can be Family Advocacy parents. counseling,” she advised. trusted and are willing to help.” Prevention Specialist “Parents who may be abusing To honor child abuse prevention Sought children are distracted on the job, month in Warrior Country, the Area I E-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Camp Casey Family Advocacy Program islooking for a motivated, caring professionalinterested in providing service to Army andDepartment of Defense families in Area I. A Officials unveil pavilionbachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, New building offers place can use the new structure for military “Because this was an in-housemarriage, family and child counseling, training, weapons cleaning and even to project, the KSC employees workedbehavioral science, education, and community for work and play conduct inventories. when they could,” Vines said. “Theyor public health is preferred. Applicants The $30,000 project was paid for finished the project on schedule.” Area I Public Affairs Office through the garrison’s productivityshould have a minimum of two years experience Officials additionally announced theyin family and children’s services or community improvement reviews. plan to install lighting and a brick CAMP RED CLOUD — U.S. Army Vines said the reviews are a way toorganization, one of which is in family violence. barbecue grill at the site. Garrison, Camp Red Cloud officials find savings that fund additionalPlease contact Marty Hewitt at 738-5514 or “We’re also going to raise a section unveiled a new multipurpose pavilion projects.011-9927-9216 if interested, or email to of the fence at the softball field,” Vines in a ceremony March 18. “The money we’re saving from email@example.com. said. “It’s not just a covered pavilion for PIR process is going to quality of life parties,” said Lt. Col. Brian Vines, improvements like this,” Vines said. Vines and other dignitaries unveiled USO Bazaar comes to garrison commander. “There are many a memorial boulder with a plaque at the Employees from the 15th Korean Camp Casey other uses for it.” Service Corps Company constructed the ribbon cutting ceremony to honor theThe USO furniture bazaar will be at the Camp Vines said Camp Red Cloud units pavilion adjacent to the CRC softball field. KSC workers.Casey USO building 9 a.m.-6 p.m Saturdayand Sunday. The bazaar will feature furniture,rugs, jewelry and crafts from around the world.Cash, credit cards and checks will beaccepted. For more information, call 730-4812.Tae Kwon Do Tournament TournamentThe Camp Stanley fitness center will hold theWarrior Invitational tae kwon do tournament at1 p.m. Saturday. Registration, weigh-ins andmedical exams will be held at the gym 10 -11:30 a.m. Newcomers OrientationThe Camp Red Cloud Army CommunityService will hold its monthly newcomersorientation 8 a.m. Wednesday at the ACSclassroom. For more information, call JohnKang, ACS Bicultural Coordinator, at 732-7292. Prevention of Sexual HarassmentKorean employee Prevention of SexualHarassment training will be held 1–3 p.m.April 13 at the Camp Red Cloud post theater.The class will be given in Korean.For more information, call Doug Atwater at PHOTO BY PVT. STEPHANIE PEARSON732 - 9103. Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Area I, prepare for the grand opening of the Camp Red Cloud multipurpose pavilion March 18.
MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page March 26, 2004 7Warriors learn how to deal with hazardous materialsStory, photo by David McNally The students and instructors agreed:Area I Public Affairs Office the course is challenging. “It was scary when they sat all those CAMP CASEY — Soldiers and books down in front of you,” Sgt. 1stcivilians from units across Warrior Class Tyrone Dawson. “Now that it’sCountry are one step closer to over, I feel great. I have all thebecoming experts with hazardous knowledge in the world and am readymaterials. to go out and do the job.” Thirty-six out of 40 students Dawson, the motor sergeant for thesuccessfully completed a new two- 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery at Campweek course March 19. The 2nd Stanley, had never dealt with theInfantry Division G-3 schools debuted transportation of hazardous materialsa Defense Packaging of Hazardous before.Materials for Transportation class at “Military courses are normally notCamp Casey. very hard,” Dawson said, “But, when I “We really needed this,” said Staff first got into this class, it was all GreekSgt. Jack West, a training to me.”noncommissioned officer with the “It was tough,” said Staff Sgt.school. “Anything to do with HAZMAT Jonathan Zepeda, Headquarters and Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Dawson, the battalion motor sergeant for 1st Battalion, 38th Fieldis an intense thing.” Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, Artillery Regiment, makes a point during his graduation from the Defense Packaging of West said units in Area I and the 2nd 17th Field Artillery, “but as long as you Hazardous Materials for Transportation class at Camp Casey March 19.Infantry Division transport a variety of took good notes and kept tabs on yourhazardous materials. He said oil, papers, it was ok.” of U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Red 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment,transmission fluid and ammunition are West said the division is taking a Cloud, told the Soldiers and civilians the Spc. Shane Fansler, Headquarters andall examples of hazardous materials better look at their environmental importance of their success in the course. Headquarters Company, Divisionneeding special attention. programs. He said they hope to make “You are the stewards of our Support Command, and Cho Chong-uk, West said the division funded around U.S. Army units in Korea more environment,” Vines said. “The a Korean employee with the 19th$20,000 of its training budget to bring proactive. environment you leave when you depart Theater Support Command.two instructors from the United States “What makes this class so Korea is what the folks that follow us will “The documents are legalfor the course. important,” West said, “is they are going inherit. We want to leave them a good documents,” said Randy Weber, a “We’re looking at running this course to become certifiers now. These environment.” training specialist with School of Militaryagain later this year,” West said. “This students can go back to their units and Vines presented the honor graduates Packaging Technology, Aberdeenwas the first time we did it, and we certify loads of HAZMAT.” with arrowhead coins on behalf of Maj. Proving Ground, Md. “It’s a difficultwanted to see how it would work.” West said whenever you ship a Gen. John R. Wood, the commanding course because it’s like reading law.” The course has been offered at other hazardous product; somebody has to general of the 2nd Infantry Division. Weber said the graduates are certifiedU.S. Army installations in Korea; certify it has been properly packaged. There was a three-way tie for honor now for two years.however, this was the first time the 2nd During the graduation ceremony graduate among Staff Sgt. Brian Gale,Infantry Division offered the course. remarks, Lt. Col. Brian Vines, commander Headquarters and Headquarters Company, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgLuncheon honors Garrison augments securitylocal police Area I Public Affairs Office CAMP HOVEY — Workers continue toBy Pvt. Stephanie Pearson augment security measures in the CampArea I Public Affairs Office Casey Enclave. As part of an extensive multiyear contract CAMP CASEY — Rain, snow, sleet or hail will to maintain and construct perimeter fencingnot stop them. Every day they are outside, day and and concrete walls, workers placednight, getting the job done. They are not the U.S. concertina wire along the existing chain linkPostal Service; they are the local Korean National fence around Camp Hovey March 19.Police, and they are hard at work protecting U.S. “It’s a lot of work,” said Cho Chae-hoon,military installations in Korea. an inspector with the Camp Casey directorate Lt. Col. Stephen Murray, U.S. Army Garrison, of public works. “They started this projectCamp Casey commander, hosted an appreciation lunch in January.”March 17 at the Warrior’s Club to honor the KNP’s Cho said it is his job to periodically inspectcommitment to keeping U.S. Army bases in Korea the progress of the contract.safe. “This project cost about $141,000,” Cho The KNPs play an important part in base security, said.Murray said. The contract also called for replacing “They help all of us accomplish our mission here,” deteriorated boundary fence, replacinghe said. “We don’t have to have Soldiers tasked out barriers near a gate and the installation of afrom units to stand guard at the gates on a daily basis new vehicle gate.so they can train for their primary mission, which is Camp Casey officials said work to maintainto be prepared to fight in battle. With the KNPs standing the fence line goes on all the time.guard for us, we’re able to do our job.” “You should see how they put fencing on Murray wanted to let them know he appreciates the side of this hill on Camp Casey,” said Lt.their sacrifices. The luncheon was a way to show Col. Stephen Murray, commander of U.S.appreciation for the Korean National Police who guard Army Garrison, Camp Casey. “It is amazingthe front gates, he said. It’s particularly appreciated how they got the equipment back there.”in the winter. Murray said he is proud of the work the PHOTO BY DAVID MCNALLY “Every day you come in and out the gates and see Cho Kwang-jin (right) assists his co-worker place concertina contractors do to make the enclave morethem there in inclement weather, standing guard and wire around the Camp Hovey fence line March 19. secure. See Police on Page 8
Page 8 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly March 26, 2004Police from Page 6protecting us,” Murray said. “We’ve definitely going to be relying on thewanted to do something like this for KNPS to help with the traffic outsidethem for some time now.” the gate.” The luncheon started at the Warrior The base tour ended near gate one,Club, where KNP senior leadership where a busload of young KNPsjoined Murray and his force protection waited for Murray’s arrival. Afterstaff for a meal. After introductions Murray thanked them for their efforts,were made, the group enjoyed a buffet the KNPs were given a lunch of hotand got to know each other better. soup and sandwiches from a servingFollowing the meal, the visiting officials line that had been set up at the site.boarded a bus with Murray for a tour The event didn’t end there. Afterof the post. Murray made a point to they ate, Murray presented the KNPsshow them the parade field where the with boxes of ramen noodles anddivision change of command ceremony cases of sodas to take back to theirwill be held. headquarters for those who couldn’t During the ceremony, he explained, attend the lunch.“The provost marshal and the military “I’m glad we were finally able topolice will be in charge of traffic control do this,” Murray said. “It was longinside the gate. We’ll have thousands of overdue.”Soldiers out on that parade field for thechange of command, and we’re E-mail email@example.com PHOTO BY PVT. STEPHANIE PEARSONSgt. Maj. Eva Webb, (right)the senior noncommissioned officer for U.S. Army Garrison, CampCasey passes out meals to Korean National Policemen March 17.Stanley from Page 5 The old education center will Soldiers what our vision is for thebecome an Army post office with its future of Camp Stanley,” Vines said.own ZIP code. “This is our opportunity to “No longer will your mail have to communicate with them. We considergo to Camp Red Cloud when it leaves them our customers, and this is ourCamp Stanley,” Vines said. “That will chance to see what our level ofat least knock off several days in customer service is.”getting your mail to its destination,” “This is your opportunity to voicehe added. your concerns about the community, Other projects in the works include and allow us to use our resources toasphalting an area for multipurpose help improve the quality of life anduse, the possible addition of a bubble your well-being here on Campgym and adding community kitchens Stanley,” Vines told the attendees. “Weto the barracks on Camp Stanley. want to make Camp Stanley a better “Everything we do is part of a place to serve.”domino effect,” Vines said, “and thetown hall meetings allow Soldiers to The meeting opened with an updateconnect the dots as to what the future of all the changes since the lastis going to look like.” The town hall meeting, so “you can have anmeeting is a forum for Soldiers and understanding town hall meetingscivilians to take an active role in the work,” Vines said.community, Vines said. It’s also an Editor’s note: For more on the Campopportunity for the command to Stanley town hall meeting, look in theinform Soldiers of the changes being April 2 edition of the Morning Calmmade, often as a result of previous Weekly.town hall meetings. “The meetings allow us to tell E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
March 26, 2004 Page 9Area II welcomes grand opening of Pizza Hut, SubwayStory, photo by Cpl. Kim Hee-jinArea II Public Affairs Office YONGSAN — A grand openingceremony celebrating Pizza Hut andSubway operations in The Dragon HillLodge was held March 19. Paul G. Stenseth, Army and AirForce Exchange Service generalmanager, said opening of the Pizza Hutand Subway facilities at the DragonHill Lodge has been an ongoing plan,started in early 2003. “It’s the center of the community.We have both civilians and militarycoming through Dragon Hill Lodgeand high utilization by the localcommunity members as well. We feltlike this was the perfect place to addthese two food concepts,” saidStenseth. The Pizza Hut offers Personal PanPizza, Buffalo wings, Pasta Bakes,several different types of bread sticks,sandwiches and their pizza. “We arelooking forward to adding deliveryservice for busy people in Yongsanwho don’t get out to eat often,” saidStenseth. The Subway offers a wholeline of sandwiches, including some Paul Stenseth, Army and Air Force Exchange Service general manager; Billy Hautt, AAFES area manager; Col. Timothy K. McNulty, commander, Area II Support Activity; Brig. Gen. John A. Macdonald, director, Installation Management Agency-Korea Region and Rich Gorman, general See Grand opening on Page 12 manager Dragon Hill Lodge participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Pizza Hut-Subway grand opening March 19.Commissaries sell groceries at costBy Bonnie Powell Agency. “It’s true we operate in a reasons we don’t have a ‘frequent accessing the savings aisle in theDefense Commissary Agency businesslike fashion, but our sole shopper ’ card is simply that shopping section of DeCA’s Web site: reason for being here is to deliver the everything we sell is already at cost. h t t p : / / w w w. c o m m i s s a r i e s . c o m . FORT LEE, Va. — No pain, no benefit. Our cost is your cost.” If a manufacturer offers us a special Prices aren’t listed, but it’s a safe betgain is a common expression. Bargain The prices paid by commissary sale, we pass it on. Your military ID that if the items are on sale, the priceshunters go from grocery store to customers for grocery items equals is the only ‘special card’ you need,” are going to be below averagegrocery store seeking the best buys the government’s cost for those he said. “If an item is on sale, it’s on commissary prices and well belowbut they may also end up paying more items. “Because we sell at cost, and sale for every authorized shopper who commercial grocery store prices.for other items that aren’t on sale. A the U.S. government covers the walks into the store.” Commissary customers get anlot of pain, not much gain. expenses associated with providing Sometimes getting sales additional break by not paying anyWhy do all that when DeCA the benefit, that allows us to achieve information to customers about sales tax when shopping at thecommissaries sell groceries at cost, an overall average customer savings what’s on sale at the commissary is commissary. In some locations, thatsaving authorized customers an of 30 percent or more over difficult. Commissaries are not can amount to sizeable savings.average of 30 percent or more over commercial grocery stores,” allowed to advertise product prices. There is one cost born bycommercial grocery prices? Wiedemer said. But private vendors and customers. A 5-percent surcharge, Commercial stores are profit- That’s a benefit that is now worth manufacturers doing business in the mandated by Congress, is added atmotivated. They can offer popular about $2,700 a year to a military commissary system can, and the register on the total grocery billitems at below cost to get customers family of four that shops regularly at increasingly do, advertise products before coupons are deducted. “We’rein their store – and make it up on other a commissary. Put simply, “We’re and prices. Many installation frequently asked about the surchargeitems that are priced much higher. here to save military families as much newspapers now carry monthly because people feel like that’s part ofThere’s nothing wrong with that and as we can – not make money,” said commissary shopping circulars; other the cost of the groceries or some sortit has a name: loss leader. Wiedemer. vendors distribute sales information of profit,” said Wiedemer. “But the That’s how the commercial Like any commercial grocery direct to the doorways of military surcharge funds have nothing to dobusinesses work. “But commissaries store, commissaries also have families in housing areas. Still more with making a ‘profit.’ The 5-percentare a benefit, not a business, and unadvertised “sales” on hundreds of hand out circulars and coupons at the surcharge goes right back into thesometimes people lose sight of that,” products on any given day, according door of the local commissary. military system to fund the buildingsaid Maj. Gen. Mike Wiedemer, to Scott Simpson, chief operating Customers can also find out what’sdirector of the Defense Commissary officer at DeCA. “One of the many on sale at their local commissary by See Groceries on Page 12
Page 10 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly March 26, 2004NEWS & NOTES The Sound of Music SAHS excels in Terra Nova Test Story by Linus Lee Before taking the Terra Nova, test formats, students grades, etc.),”The Sound of Music Musical will be performed at Area II Public Affairs Office freshmen, sophomores and juniors took said SAHS Principal Keith Henson.the Moyer Community Service Center community a practice Terra Nova March 12. On the “The Terra Nova test is our single mosttheater stage 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 YONGSAN — Seoul American High first day of the test, March 16, SAHS important standardized test indicatorp.m. Sunday. School students took the annual Terra students took the language arts portion of student achievement. Our students SOFA Stamp Ser vice SOFA Nova Test March 16-18. of the Terra Nova, which includes reading know the importance of these tests andArmy Community Service Relocation Readiness The Terra Nova Test is an assessment comprehension and sentence grammar we always encourage them to do theirprovides Status of Forces Agreement Stamp service test that is intended to sample the many corrections. absolute best.”monthly at building 4106 room 118, 2 p.m. and varied skills represented in selected Mathematics and science free The Terra Nova will not affect theTuesday. For more information, call the ACS loan content areas. Schools in the United response questions were taken March 17, students’ grade point average orcloset 738-4617. States and Department of Defense and social studies and science completed acceptance to college. This test has Dependent Schools take this annual test the series of the Terra Nova. Seniors are no relation to the Standardized Reunion in Korea 2004 during the middle of the third quarter. exempt from this test because it was Assessment Test or the ACTAffordable tour package includes roundtrip air fare The subjects are reading and language created to evaluate students in grades third Assessment Test. It is simply taken byfrom United States to Korea and return, meals, arts, mathematics, science and social through 11th. students for an evaluation for teachers.tours, with or without hotel accommodations are studies. “It is expected that SAHS will do as The results from the Terra Nova willnow available. Tour dates this year are April 19-22, The Terra Nova compares SAHS with well, if not better, than those in previous also prepare teachers for the upcomingMay 17-20, Sept. 20-23 and Oct. 18-21. To reserve other students from the United States and years,” said Palomares. Terra Nova is school evaluation in 2005.seats, visit the Reunion webpage at http:// it compares SAHS to other students from our only comprehensive test of basic “As much as I hate taking tests, thewww.korea.army.mil/pao/cr/reunion.htm or call 723- DoDDS. SAHS scores are above average skills, our only standardized Terra Nova is a good way to show off3474 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in both comparisons to U.S. and DoDDS comprehensive test. All other testing in our knowledge,” said junior Jessica Lee. schools, according to Frank Palomares, DoDDS is subject matter related.” “It is my final year taking this test, so I Gift Chosun Gif t Shop SAHS guidance counselor. “After “The Terra Nova tests are extremely must motivate myself to do my best.The Chosun Gift Shop will be closed April 7 and completed it gets sent to the publishers, important assessments. Although we SAHS does well every year, but we mustApril 10. For more information, call 738-5058. CTB/McGraw-Hill to be graded,” he said. use a variety of indicators (i.e. other maintain this image.” Youth Volleyball C YS Youth Volleyball Registration Area II commemorates Women’s History MonthChild and Youth Services volleyball registration for Story by Pvt. Park Jin-woo military members, their families and nor could our country be where it isyouth ages 11-18 and coaches continues through Area II Public Affairs Office the civilian work force. without the strength and courage,April 2. Registration is in building 4211. For more “Through their tireless service on wisdom and persistence of those whoinformation, call 738-8117 or 738-5567. a daily basis, the women of our nation preceded them.” YONGSAN — March is dedicated to commemorate the contributions have woven the fabric of families and “Finally, from the sacrifice of Area II Volunteer of the Volunteer that women have made to the nation. communities. They contribute mothers and grandmothers to the Quarter/Year nomination Quarter/Year immeasurably through faith based This year’s theme for the observance dedication of successful women inVolunteer of the quarter and year nomination forms is “Women: Inspiring Hope and and community organizations,” said business, government and charitableare now available. Deadline for applications is April Possibility.” President Bush, during his work, the legacy of women in13. For more information, call Faitheleen Henderson The observance is designed to proclamation of the Women’s History America gives all young people in thisat 738-7510. enhance cross-cultural awareness Month. He continued, “Our nation’s Training FFPI Training and promote harmony among all women could not be where they are, See History on Page 11Protect yourself and your family by attending Force DHL parking areas receive fresh coat of asphaltand Family Protection Initiative training at 38thChemical Detachment on Yongsan South Post.Classes will be held April 12 and 13 and May 26and 27. For more information, call Spc. Ji An at738-3658. Easter Egg HuntDeCA Yongsan Commisary is sponsoring an EasterEgg Hunt on the Commisary side lawn 1 p.m. April10. There are two age groups for kids, infant-3years and 4-7 years. SoftballIntramural Sof tball LeagueRegistration for the unit teams will be conducteduntil April 18 at the Collier Field House. For moreinformation, call 736-4032. Newcomers OrientationNew comers orientation will be at building 4106,room 118, April 20-21. For more information, callElizabeth Cotton at 738-7186. Classes Language Class es! English as a second language class meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at building4106, room 124. This class is open to all ID cardholders. To register call 738-7505.! Korean language class meets 10-11 a.m., PHOTO BY JOHN A. NOWELL11a.m.-noon, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Road grading contract workers smooth out the Dragon Hill Lodge parking lot in phase one of the four repaving projects around the DHL,every Tuesday and Thursday at building 4106, room Harvey’s Club, the Soldier’s Support Center (also known as the 1st Replacement Center), the POiNT and the Hartell House. The repaving124. This class is open to all ID card holders, to project began on March 15 and is scheduled for completion by mid-April. Vehicle operators should use the parking garage and cautionedregister please call 738-7505. to follow directive signs to avoid areas scheduled for repaving, said officials.
The Morning Calm Weekly March 26, 2004 MORNING CALM Page 11 History from Page 10Students learn country the impetus to dream without limits,” women’s contribution in the Army. Also theYongsan history Bush said. Yongsan Girl Scouts of America presented a The Area II Equal Opportunity office Reader’s Theater. Samia Mounts, acting hosted the commemoration ceremony at principal of the Seoul American Middle Dragon Hill Lodge March 17. Opening School, talked about her life reflections and remarks were made by Sgt. Tania how she managed to be a woman for herself. Richardson. The Area II Equal Opportunity The guest speaker of the day was Faitheleen Advisors prepared a slide show presentation Henderson, installation volunteer coordinator. that showed photos of women Soldiers in After the ceremony everyone attended a the U. S. Forces Korea and the history of luncheon on the DHL Mezzanine. PHOTO BY JOHN A. NOWELLKarl Swanson, historian with the U.S. Forces Korea, briefs visiting students from theSeoul School of Integrated Science and Technology, also known as aSSIST, duringtheir tour of Yongsan Garrison coordinated by the Area II Public Affairs Office PHOTO BY CPL. KIM HEE-JINTuesday. Swanson explained the history of the Medal of Honor and background on First Sgt. Geanice Boone, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 34th Support Group, onesome of the 131 MOH recipients depicted in the Hall of Heroes at the William F. of many senior noncommission officers serving in the U.S. Army, follows in the footstepes ofDean Heritage Center. those women who showed strength, courage, wisdom and persistence in serving their nation.
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 12 March 26, 2004 Tours Entertainment Cultural Events, Tours and Enter tainment Experience Greater Seoul USO Tours Royal Asiatic Society Free Lecture Exhibitions Entertainment ! Panmunjom (DMZ) and ! “For Internalization of the Korean ! Seoul Living Design Fair 2004 ! Kim Duk soo’s Samulnori Tunnel (Dress Code) – 7:30 a.m. - Literture” – 7:30 p.m. April 14 at The will be at the COEX Mall today throug performance “The calling sound of 4 p.m. Saturday. Auditorium of Daewoo Foundation Monday. Call 02-6000-1076 for more the Soul” will be performing at the ! Seoul City Night Tour – 3:45- building eighth floor. information. Sejong Art Center Sunday. For more 10 p.m. Saturday. ! Visit the Korean Gugak Record information call 02-399-1114 . ! Yousung Hot Spring Overnight Royal Asiatic Tour Museum located at the Bukhangang ! David Copperfield will – March 27 - 28 Saturday. River Cafe town of Serjong-myeon, perform his Magic Show at Se- ! Fishing Rod and Reel Store – 9 ! Kyonggido Cherry Blossom Tour to Yangpyeong-gun. For more Jong Art Center today - Tuesday. For -2:30 p.m. Sunday. Yoido, Kwachan City and Namhan information visit http://www. more information call 02-3472-4480 Sansong – 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. April 10. hearkorea.com . . ! Deep Purple Bananas Tour 2004 Call 724-7003 for detailed ! 2004 Fall and Spring Seoul will be at the Olympic Stadium information about USO tours from Call 02-763-9483 for more information Collection will be at the COEX Mall. For Sunday. Call 02-2055-1677. Camp Kim. about Royal Asiatic Society events. more information call 02-528-4741.Grand opening from Page 9healthy low-fat choices and five found stateside. Paul C. Graves, Headquarters and offer some more choices to thedifferent types of breads such as “I think it’s great. Soldiers can one- Headquarters Company, 18th Medical community, helping Area II becomeoregano and parmesan, honey and oat, stop-shop, Pizza Hut and Subway. It’s Command, company commander. ‘The Assignment of choice in thewhite and wheat, the same offerings healthy and tastes good,” said Capt. “We are really glad that we can Republic of Korea’” said Stenseth.Groceries from Page 9of new commissaries and the benefit, and military quality of life ability to buy groceries at cost. doesn’t make sense for anyone toimprovement of existing stores for surveys consistently rank “Our intention is to spread the spend valuable time and gas runningour customers,” he said. commissaries among the top two word and make sure the commissary all over town to save on a few items Commissary customer satisfaction benefits, said Wiedemer. “But yet, there benefit is being fully used by active when shopping regularly at thesurveys consistently rank the still seems to be a lack of realization duty, Guard and Reserve, and retired commissary can result in savings ofcommissary as the No. 1 military that at the heart of their benefit is the military families,” he said. “It simply 30 percent or more!”
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Page 14 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly March 26, 2004 Now showing at AAFES Reel Time Theaters For additional listings or matinees call respective theater or see www.aafes.com AT THE March 26 – April 1 M OV I E S Location March 26 March 27 March 28 March 29 March 30 March 31 April 1 Phone No. Casey 730-7354 Cold Mountain Hidalgo Starsky And Hutch Starsky And Hutch Hidalgo My Baby’s Daddy My Baby’s Daddy Essayons 732-9008 No Show Torque No Show Along Came Polly Twisted No Show The Butterfly Effect Garry Owen 734-2509 No Show Twisted Torque Torque Along Came Polly No Show The Butterfly Effect Greaves 734-8388 Twisted Torque Twisted No Show No Show Along Came Polly The Butterfly Effect Henry 768-7724 The Butterfly Effect Twisted Twisted Cold Mountain No Show No Show No Show Humphreys 753-7716 Hidalgo Hidalgo Starsky And Hutch Starsky And Hutch The Butterfly Effect The Butterfly Effect Cold Mountain Hialeah 763-370 Twisted Torque Along Came Poly No Show No Show No Show No Show Hovey 730-5412 My Baby’s Daddy Starsky And Hutch Hidalgo Cold Mountain Starsky And Hutch Cold Mountain The Perfect Score Howze 734-5689 Big Fish Along Came Polly The Butterfly Effect No Show No Show No Show Starsky And Hutch My Baby’s Daddy Cold Mountain This comedy tells Cold Mountain tells the story of three the story of Inman young men (Griffin, (Jude Law), a Anderson, w o u n d e d Imperioli) forced to confederate soldier take responsibility who is on a perilous for their children FREE TO IDENTIFICATION journey home to his when their girlfriends CARD HOLDERS m o u n t a i n (Ling, Parker, community, hoping Bacalso) all get (On U.S. Army Installations Only) to reunite with his pregnant. The pre-war sweetheart, fathers-to-be embark on a hilarious and often touching Schedule subject to change Ada (Nicole Kidman). In his absence, Ada struggles to journey learning as much about themselves as they For movie ratings and information visit survive, and revive her father’s farm with the help of do about love and fatherhood. intrepid young drifter Ruby (Renee Zellweger). WWW.AAFES.COM WWW.AAFES.COM PG-13 R Location March 26 March 27 March 28 March 29 March 30 March 31 April 1 Phone No. Kunsan Welcome to Welcome to 782-4987 The Butterfly Effect No Show The Butterfly Effect Cold Mountain My Baby’s Daddy Mooseport Mooseport Long 721-3407 Barbershop 2 No Show Barbershop 2 Return of the King No Show No Show No Show Osan 784-4930 Spartan Spartan Spartan The Butterfly Effect The Butterfly Effect Cold Mountain Cold Mountain Page 721-5499 No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show Red Cloud 732-6620 Starsky And Hutch The Butterfly Effect The Butterfly Effect Cold Mountain Cold Mountain No Show Spartan Stanley 732-5565 Cold Mountain Cold Mountain My Baby’s Daddy My Baby’s Daddy No Show Spartan The Big Bounce Yongsan I 738-7389 Spartan Spartan Spartan Cold Mountain Cold Mountain My Baby’s Daddy Barbershop 2 Yongsan II 738-7389 My Baby’s Daddy My Baby’s Daddy My Baby’s Daddy Barbershop 2 Barbershop 2 Barbershop 2 The Big Bounce Yongsan III 738-7389 My Baby’s Daddy My Baby’s Daddy My Baby’s Daddy Barbershop 2 Barbershop 2 Barbershop 2 Along Came Polly
MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page March 26, 2004 15Chaplain’s Corner...It’s what inside that countsBy Chaplain (Col.) Sam Boone is a long bone in your back that keeps columns, the religious symbols, the the word ministering to what’s insideU.S. Forces Korea Chaplain’s Office you from folding up. Your back is always stained glass … to many people, “that’s … people responding to that word. behind you … no matter how quick you all there is … ‘cept what’s inside, and That what’s on the inside, and that is YONGSAN — Children have a turn around. Your arms are what you they ain’t seen that yet!” But the beauty what I pray that people will see … forwonderful way of expressing pitch with and so you can reach for the on the inside is even more awesome – it’s what’s on the inside that makes thethemselves. When assigned an essay on butter. Your fingers stick out of your the clatter of children up and down the church the church. I encourage you to“anatomy” one youngster wrote the hands. Your feet are what you run on, hall … the toddler teething in the nearest join with the community of faith in yourfollowing: “Your head is kinda round and and your toes are what always get chair … the teacher praying before he area this weekend as we explore “what’shard and your brains are in it and your stubbed. And that’s all there is on you begins a lesson … the usher making last inside … for it’s what’s inside thathair is on it. Your face is the front of ‘cept what’s inside, and I ain’t seen that minute adjustments … the friendly counts!”your head and is where you eat and make yet.” chatter as the sanctuary begins to fill … Editors Note: Chaplain (Col.) Samfaces. Your neck is what keeps your Next time you pass a house of the sound of soft music that calls us to Boone is the U.S. Forces Koreahead out of your collar. It’s hard to keep worship … I encourage you to ponder meditation … the up-lifted voices of the Command Chaplain. He is the co-pastorclean. Your stomach is something that the words of childhood innocence. choir … the warm handshake of of the 8 a.m. collective Protestantif you don’t eat often enough it hurts … What are the “things” that stick out to someone unknown - but who is just a worship service at Memorial Chapel,and spinach won’t help none. Your spine you? Do you see the steeple … the friend you have not met - until now … Yongsan Garrison. Area II W orship Services Worship Protestant Collective Sunday 6 p.m. South Post Chapel Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel 7 p.m. Camp Colbern Chapel Contemporary Sunday 10 a.m. Multipurpose Training Facitlity Korean Tuesday 6 p.m. Camp Colbern Chapel Jewish Episcopal Sunday 10 a.m. Memorial Chapel Friday 6 p.m. Memorial Chapel Thursday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel Chruch of Christ Sunday 2 p.m. South Post Chapel KCFA 2nd Tuesday 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel Area II Chaplains United Pentecostal Sunday 10 a.m. Memorial Chapel 3rd Tuesday 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Thomas Drake Church International DrakeT@usfk.korea.army.mil or DSN 738-3011 Collective Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel Catholic Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Vincent Burns 9:30 a.m. 121 Hospital Chapel Mass Sunday 8 a.m. South Post Chapel BurnsV@usfk.korea.army.mil or DSN 725-2955 9:30 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel (Korean) Chaplain (Maj.) David Waters 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel 10 a.m. South Post Chapel WatersDL@usfk.korea.army.mil or DSN 738-4043 Tuesday 12:05 p.m. 121 Hospital Chapel 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel Chaplain (Maj.) Stanley Whitten Noon South Post Chapel 7 p.m. South Post Chapel Whittense@usfk.korea.army.mil or DSN 736-3018 1 p.m. K-16 Community Chapel Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri 12:05 p.m. Memorial Chapel
Page 16 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly March 26, 2004Youth bowlers compete in masters tournament PHOTO BY PVT. PARK JIN-WOO PHOTO BY CPL. KIM HEE-JINJoseph Alaniz, 11 and under champion, bowls his practice set at Yongsan Lanes, Main Post. The first Youth Masters Bowling Tournament was held March 7 at Yongsan Lanes.By Jennifer Anderson Jiovanna Bruce and Chris Baker were Military Zone in this year’s Pepsi Youth $1,400 in scholarships. Among theseArea II Public Affairs Office the division winners of the scratch Bowling Championships and the USA youth were multiple year champions, category. Victoria Wallace and Matthew Junior Gold Bowling National Bruce and Baker, who traveled to YONGSAN — Bowling may be a McDuffie won in the handicap category. Championships, which will be held in Winterhaven, Fla. in 2002 and St. Louishobby for some and a sport for Each of the four division in 2003 to represent the Far East regionothers. But some Area II youth see champions won in the Junior Olympic Goldbowling as a way of pursuing their scholarships worth $250, Championships.educational goals. This month Area provided by Scholarship In this year’s Far East Military ZoneII youth took part in two bowling Management and Championship tournament, Area IItournaments and some walked away Accounting Reports for youth won the four age 12 and abovewith scholarships. Tenpins managed by YABA. Division Championship positions. The first Youth Masters Bowling Yongsan Lanes hosted Victoria Wallace and Samuel WilsonTournament was held March 7 at the youth athletes from Korea won the handicap division while BruceYongsan Lanes on Main Post. One in the 2004 Far East Military and Baker were victorious in theweek later, the Far East Military Zone Zone Championships March scratch division.Youth Bowling Championships was 13-14, concurrent with For more information about thealso held at Yongsan Lanes. tournaments in Japan and youth bowling league, contact the “Bowling is one of the few sports Okinawa. All bowlers from these Far Dallas July 10-22. Yongsan Lanes at 723-7203 or visit thefrom which youth from the Pacific East locations competed to determine Eighty-four youth bowlers in six YABA Web site at http://area can earn a scholarship. the representatives of the Far East divisions participated and competed for www.bowl.com/bowl/yaba/.Participants of the Young AmericanBowling Alliance here in Area II meetthree times a week, Tuesdays and Korea DivisionThursdays for practices and Saturday Champsmornings for games,” said TomBruce, Morale, Welfare and (Bottom row fromRecreation marketing manager for left to right)Area II. Rachael Barisich The Area II youth who participated and Joseph Alanizin The were the 11 andY o u t h under champions.Masters (top row left toBowling right) VictoriaTournament Wallace, Samuelparticipated Wilson, Jiovannain eight Bruce andconsecutive christopher Bakergames that were followed by an were the 12 andelimination handicap match play round above Champions.between the four division winners. PHOTO BY CPL. KIM HEE-JIN
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Page 18 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly March 26, 2004 Humphreys club renamed after long-time manager Story by Mike Mooney “His only weakness as a club manager Freedom’s Inn has not been doing that Area III Morale, Welfare and Recreation Marketing Office and an MWR professional is his inability for several years … despite the success to say ‘No’ when a Soldier asks for of Sarducchi’s. The combination of high CAMP HUMPHREYS — Freedom’s assistance. It is not unusual for him to labor cost and lack of sufficient support Inn at Camp Humphreys has a new work 18 hours a day, seven days a week from the community have left us no name, and there are some changes in without ever asking for overtime pay or alternative but to suspend operations for what the club facility will be offering in compensation time. His only interest is the present time.”USA Express tours Korea the future. doing the best possible job in taking care Triple Play – which features MeanUSA Express isn’t your typical band ... the Located on main post next to the of his Soldiers.” Gene’s Burgers, Hot Stuff Pizza andgroup is comprised of nine active duty soldiers Troop Medical Clinic, Freedom’s Inn has Dresel was the driving force behind Chix Chicken – will continue to operatehand picked from the All-Army Battle of the been renamed “Tommy D’s” in honor the creation of Sarducchi’s Italian and has added a delivery service. InBands and Stars of Tomorrow competitions. Their of long-time manager Tom Dresel, who Restaurant, the Hoot & Holler Sports addition, the Hoot & Holler Sports Barmusic set consists of everything from classical has been medically evacuated to Tripler Bar, the Alfresco Café and Triple Play – will continue to offer entertainment andhits to rap and is worth seeing. Enjoy an evening Army Hospital in Hawaii. all located within the walls of the club. special activities to the community.of entertainment. Check out USA Express as “We decided to change the name to Sarducchi’s recently celebrated its Also, operations will be expanded inthey tour Korea through April. USA Express honor Tom and everything he has meant fourth year. Unfortunately, the “The Pit” to offer more varieties ofperformance schedule. Times are to be to the Camp Humphreys Community,” restaurant is being temporarily closed music and entertainment, such asannounced. said Dave Watson, director of effective April 1 because of financial bouncy boxing.Today Camp Stanley Reggie’s Cafe community activities . considerations. In addition, Tommy D’s As for Dresel, he continues to receiveSaturday Camp Greaves Notri Club “Tom is one of the handful of will no longer offer catering or party treatment in Hawaii and has told CampMonday Suwon Scud Busters Club Americans we have running the Area III services. Humphreys officials he “will be back.”Tuesday Camp Humphrey’s Community Morale, Welfare and Recreation program “We’re required to make enough “When he returns, he’ll no longerActivities Center and is one of our workhorses who does money to pay the cost of operations work at Freedom’s Inn,” Watson said.Wednesday Camp Henry Henry’s Place everything possible to make our plus,” explained Area III Business “Instead, he’ll be the manager of TommyThursday Camp Carroll Hideaway Club program a success. Operations Chief Mike Ross, “and D’s.”April 2 Camp Hialeah Pusan Pub Elliot Sloan to perform Bowling Center opens doors to public at U.S. intallations Story by Mike Mooney School, located on the other side of the The center features a “private partyEliot Sloan is the lead singer and songwriter for Area III Morale, Welfare and recreation Marketing Office installation. room” along with a full service “Pro-the pop group Blessid Union of Souls. Individuals are already being recruited Shop” offering a full line of bowling balls,Experience the sounds of Eliot Sloan at one of CAMP HUMPHREYS — The long- for summer bowling leagues on bags, shoes as well as clothing and otherhis upcoming performances. awaited “official” opening of the Strike Wednesdays and Fridays as well as bowling and sports related accessories -Tuesday Camp Casey, Primo’s 8 p.m. Zone Bowling Center is scheduled for 4 volunteers to help organize and run the plus a professional U.S.-trained ball drillerWednesday Camp Red Cloud, Mitchells 8 p.m. p.m. April 2. Youth Program. who is a certified member of theThursday Osan Air Base 8 p.m. Plans are also under way for professional pro shop operators Meanwhile, the “soft opening”April 2 Kunsan Air Base, Loring Club 7 p.m. tournaments and an intramural bowling association. continues with $1 open bowling and the start of organizing summer leagues for League. In addition, “specials” that Private bowling lessons will be Arts and Craf ts Contest combine the services of the Nitewatch available as well as many “learn to bowl” both adults and youngsters.Entries are being accepted for the 2004 Korea “This is a state of the art facility,” said and the bowling center and Augusta West clinics and league play geared to theRegion Morale, Welfare and Recreation Arts Area III Chief of Business Operations and the bowling center are planned for novice and casual bowler (or non-and Crafts Contest. Mike Ross, “and it is proving to be very April. bowler) that just want to have fun. ThereCompetition categories are ceramics, wood, popular with everyone. It’s a beautiful The Poong Chan Construction Co. will be tournaments, glow in the darkfibers and textiles, glass, metals and jewelry, facility and, so far at least, everything built the new 16-lane Strike Zone at a leagues as well as “special events.”drawings, prints, water-base painting, oil- seems to be working as advertised.” cost of $3.2 million. The new center There is a special “smokers only”base painting, and two- and three- The 16-lane bowling center is features AMF Pinsetters, Qubica lounge to allow customers who smokedimensional mixed media. connected to the Nitewatch Club by a Automatic Scorers with 42 inch LCD to enjoy the facility. Bowling lockers areAll Korea Region MWR Arts and Crafts doorway and is located directly across color monitors over each lane, maple and available as well.Centers are accepting entries. from the walk-through gate. pine lanes and a sound and light systems The facility is available for any and allThe deadline for entry is April 30 at the Food service is provided through a that transforms you to a New York or types of activities from small groups ofYongsan Arts and Crafts Center. The awards small inside snack bar and the full Los Angles nightclub when we push a three or four to large parties that couldceremony is scheduled 3 p.m. May 12 at services of the Nitewatch. button and “go glow.” include entire units or large groups.the Yongsan Arts and Crafts Center. The location also includes the Augusta Qubica is unparallel by any other type children’s birthday parties will be aMore information is available from area arts West Miniature Golf Course, the golf of scoring system and includes many specialty, along with promotion parties,and crafts centers or community activity driving range and is the future home of features such as “ball speed”. adult birthday parties and parties forcenters. the planned Camp Humphreys Water Up to 12 bowlers can be sports teams. park. accommodated per lane. The Strike Zone is open 11 a.m.-10 Freestyle Jersey Jam The new Strike Zone replaces a former Three Army MWR bowling centers p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-The Camp Red Cloud Better Opportunity for 12-lane center that has been converted in Korea and only six centers throughout 1 a.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday.Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers is hosting into the Camp Humphreys Elementary the world have this new system. The new phone number is 753-5722.CRC BOSS Freestyle Jersey Jam 10 p.m. April2 at CRCs Mitchell’s. There will be a $5 covercharge at the front door as well as a sign-up Special concert to be held at Seoul Arts Centersheet for the open microphone. Gift certificates U.S. Forces Korea Public Affairs Office the concert hall by 7:10 p.m.will be awarded to the best female jersey and Casual wear such as T-shirts, blue jeans, shorts, halter tops,best male jersey in addition to the best freestyle YONGSAN — The Korean American Association is cut-offs, etc., are not allowed. Men’s coat or jacket or sweatervocalist. For more information, call Spc. Wayne sponsoring a special concert for United Nations Command, (with/without tie) and women’s equivalent attire are recommended.Wetzel at 732-6611. Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea personnel The MWR buses will depart from the Bus Terminal in front of and families at 7:30 p.m., May 11 at the Concert Hall in the Seoul the Moyer CSC at 6:20 p.m. and return to Moyer CSC at about Tour Osan Shopping Tour Arts Center. 9:30 p.m. MWR will not refund unused bus tickets.The Camp Stanley Community Activity Center is The concert will be performed by the Korean Chamber Group travel is encouraged for units and organizations thatsponsoring an Osan Overnight Shopping Tour Ensemble with Professor Kim Min conducting. Advance can arrange their own transportation. USFK PAO will acceptApril 3. The $38 fee includes transportation and reservations are required. To reserve free concert tickets, call the group reservations. Designated contacts must provide contactone night hotel lodging. Payment must be made USFK Public Affairs Office at 723-6367, by May 4. Reserved information (rank or grade, name, unit or organization, office orby April 1. For more information, call 732 – tickets will be picked up at the USFK Desk in the concert hall cell phone numbers, e-mail address) and a list of personnel5366. lobby prior to the concert. Guests are requested to be seated in attending the concert by reservation deadline date.
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March 26, 2004 Page 21 Gearing Up for a new missionStory, photos by Steve DavisArea III Public Affairs Office CAMP HUMPHREYS — Whether just arriving or finally leaving, Area IIISoldiers headed to a brand new mission mark a milestone at the Customer ServicePoint here. It’s where they draw gear for their upcoming tour or turn it in whenthe mission is done. To make the best of Soldiers’ time, the CSP has instituted an appointmentsystem to smooth the issue or turn-in process. Spc. Brian Underwood, heading from the 377th Medical Company (AirAmbulance) to a special operations unit at Fort Campbell, said getting anappointment and turning in his equipment was a snap. “I got here on time and was turning in equipment a few minutes later,” saidUnderwood as his equipment was being inspected. “It took about a day to clean it,and everything seems to be going smoothly.” Michael A. King, chief of the Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipmentprogram that includes CSPs throughout Korea, said equipment is issued andreturned according to Army standards. “Soldiers expect us to issue them clean and serviceable equipment. Likewise,we expect Soldiers to turn in clean, serviceable equipment with no permanentmarkings,” said King, adding that some items with other than normal fair wearand tear may be accepted when documented by a unit commander. “Our operation is designed to be a customer-friendly, in-and-out issue point,”he said. He said “log jams” used to occur before the appointment system was established.Soldiers can call 753-7349 daily between 7:30-8 a.m. or noon-1 p.m. to make an Sgt. Park Jung-hwan (left) helps Pvt. Yoo Jong-won with newly issued field gear as they walk toappointment, or schedule an appointment through their unit supply sergeant. their unit. Both are assigned to the 520th Maintenance Company at Camp Humphreys. Pvt. Gregory Robinson checks his list before signing for the equipment issued to him. The average cost of gear issued to each Area III Soldier is $1,600. Robinson, in Korea for barely over a week, is assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment..Manager Cho Yong-hwan examines gear being turned in by Spc. Brian A soldier grabs a basket at the Central Issue Facility March 15 at Camp Humphreys. The Humphreys facility isUnderwood of the 377th Medical Company (Air Ambulance). one of four issuing facilities in Korea. Approximately 1,000 Area III soldiers receive gear here monthly.
Page The Morning Calm Weekly 22 MORNING CALM March 26, 2004NEWS & NOTES Deputy Army chaplain visits Area III, DMZ 23rd ASG Spring BallThe 23rd Area Support Group “Warrior Ethos” Discusses issuesSpring Ball will be held 5:30 p.m.–midnightApril 16 at the Camp Humphreys Community facing chaplain corpsActivities Center. All 23rd ASG personnel of allranks are welcome and encouraged to attend. by Steve DavisFor more information, call 753-7136. Area III Public Affairs Office Area III Paintball CAMP HUMPHREYS – When Championships Deputy Army Chaplain (Brig. Gen.)The Area III Paintball Championships will be held Jerome Haberek visited South Korea10 a.m. April 3 at the Camp Humphreys Paintball last month, he journeyed to theCourse. Game format is single-center flag, country’s most infamous place, kneltdouble elimination with double elimination in a down and prayed.32-team bracket. Cost is $125 for five-person “One of the highlights of this trip PHOTOS PFC. JAMES SMITHteam advance registrations before 5 p.m. today BYincludes 1,000 paintball rounds per team. Late was going to the middle of the Bridge 2nd Infantry Division Command Chaplain (Lt. Col.)registration cost is $150. Awards include team of No Return in the Joint Security Michael Tarvin (left), Deputy Chief of Army Chaplainstrophies for first and second places and individual Area, where I knelt down with the (Brig. Gen.) Jerome Haberek and Joint Security Areamedals for first and second place team members. Joint Security Area and 2nd Infantry Chaplain (Capt.) Brad P Lewis pose for a photo after .Markers will be supplied by Camp Humphreys Division chaplains,” said Haberek. “We praying for peace at the center of The Bridge of NoOutdoor Recreation. No personal markers will be said a prayer for Republic of Korea Return dividing the two Koreas. and American Soldiers, their familyallowed. Only paintballs purchased on the members and the unification of Korea, of chaplains. Men and women coming Therefore, an Islamic chaplaintournament day and specifically for the tournament north and south right at the dividing into the civilian clergy are coming in usually functions as a “generic”are allowed. For more information, contact Jim line. We prayed for peace.” at a much older age; they’re coming chaplain for a unit, but is also aHogrebe at 753-8828. The chaplains prayed under the in almost as a second career,” said focal point for Islamic Soldiers who Cross Cultural watchful eyes of armed guards on Haberek. “That makes it difficult for come to him from other units or Marriage Seminar both sides of the dividing line that us in the military because we come areas.Area III and Camp Humphreys Army Community separates the two countries. into the military early, and then you Haberek said he has seen noService will conduct Cross Cultural Marriage The Bridge of No Return has seen leave and go on to a second career.” backlash against Islamic soldiersSeminar 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 12-13 at the Camp many historic moments. It is in the The Army presently has 1,357 serving in the U.S. Army despiteHumphreys Education Center. Preregistration is middle of the most heavily defended chaplains on active duty and is looking Islamic terrorist connections to therequired by April 7. For more information, contact “demilitarized” zone on Earth, where for more. Sept. 11, 2001, attacks against753-8782. on Dec. 23, 1968, 82 crewmembers On the “Go America. of the USS Pueblo walked to freedom Army” Web site, “I think most people look at Volunteer of the Quarter across the bridge with the remains of (www.goarmy.com), others individually. That’s the way Nominations a dead crewman 11 months after being chaplains are it should be,” said Haberek. “We areNominate the Area III volunteer of the quarter, attacked and captured off the North listed along with a nation built on religious tolerancevolunteer of the year and outstanding youth Korean coast in international waters. special forces, and freedom, a nation built onvolunteer. Nomination forms are available at Army In August 1976, Capt. Arthur G. ranger, airborne, diversity of race, religion, creed andCommunity Service, building 311. The deadline Bonifas and 1st Lt. Mark T. Barrett warrant officer color. That’s the neat thing aboutfor nominations is April 12. For more information,, were murdered by axe-wielding North flight training, America.”contact Aggie Rodriguez at 753-8294. Korean guards as they supervised a law, healthcare Haberek also commented on tree-trimming operation near the and other “special stress levels Soldiers and their Haberek Free Korean Culture bridge. The incident sparked Operation professions” in families are facing these days. and Language Class “Paul Bunyan” and put Korea on a an attempt to attract and recruit “The chief of staff of the Army! Read and write in Korean. Learn basic near-war footing. personnel. and the senior leadership aresentences. Army Community Service offers free During the Korean War, thousands Haberek said there is a shortage of constantly looking at the army’sbeginner Korean language classes Wednesdays of prisoners had been repatriated by chaplains “across the board” that the operational tempo and trying tonoon-1p.m. at the Camp Humphreys Army walking south across the bridge. chaplain corps tries to manage. reduce stress,” said Haberek. “ICommunity Service in building 311. As the chaplains prayed, peace was “Certain faith groups are critically think all of us in the headquarters invoked against the backdrop of a short, so we try to manage that more try to play a part in that by the! Free culture and conversational Korean classes turbulent past. intensely,” he said. programs we put in place. He saidare also taught 5:30-6:30 p.m.each Wednesday, “It was a very powerful, powerful “We don’t have enough Roman the chaplain corps’ program calledalso at ACS. For more information, call 753- moment, putting our hand on that plate Catholic or liturgical chaplains,” said “Building Strong and Ready8782. that divides those two countries and Haberek. “We tend to be short of Families” helps families improve asking God to heal that which is Lutheran, Episcopal or Methodist communication skills, cope with Tax Area III Tax Center divided,” said Haberek. chaplains.” deployments and smooth theThe Area III Tax Center at Camp Humphreys In Korea to speak at National Prayer Korea is presently at about 93 transition from the war zone tois open and ready to assist soldiers with their breakfasts in several locations and to percent of its authorized chaplain home.tax filing needs. Tax assistance services are visit Soldiers and Unit Ministry Teams strength. There are 72 Army chaplains Haberek said the Army chief ofalso available at Camps Eagle and Long and here in Korea, Haberek — who served serving here. staff ’s proposal to stabilize theSuwon Air Base. Soldiers must see their unit in Korea in 1987 — emphasized his “But not having those additional force by giving military familiestax advisor before coming to the Tax need to be here now. five or six chaplains in Korea makes a four- to seven year assignments atCenter. The Tax Center is located in building “So much energy is focused on the big difference,” said Haberek. one duty station will help reduce734 on Camp Humphreys next to the Iraq and Afghanistan part of the world In some areas, chaplains are doing stress.Pegasus Grill. For more information, call that we forget that we have Soldiers double-duty, traveling from chapel to “Instead of moving Soldiers753-3170. forward-deployed here in Korea,” said chapel to perform services. every two or three years, we are Haberek. By percentage, Haberek said the hoping that we can stabilize them News & Notes Deadline During his visit to Area III, Haberek Army has enough rabbis, but each has for up to seven years at a time,” heThe deadline for submitting items for Area III discussed some of the issues facing a wide area to cover. The same is true said. “The Soldier may deploy, butNews & Notes is Friday each week for the chaplain corps and Soldiers in of five Islamic chaplains. the family will be able to sink rootspublication the following Friday. For more general. Haberek said there are “very few” in the community.”information, call 753-8847. “Probably the biggest difficulty that Soldiers of Islamic faith in different we face everyday is the recruitment units. E-mail email@example.com
MORNING CALM PageThe Morning Calm Weekly March 26, 2004 23 PHOTO BY STEVE DAVIS Workers build a wall near the Camp Humphreys CPX gate. Under Construction Area III Public Affairs Office CAMP HUMPHREYS — “Pardon my dust” has long been the slogan for the Directorate of Public Works here and, with the spring thaw, there seems to be as more “dust” than ever. Some of the current work includes construction around the Camp Humphreys CPX gate. Walls are being built to beautify the area and concrete sidewalks and curbs are being poured. Underground pipes and even a new road are under construction near the Area III headquarters. In the Beacon Hill area, trucks continue dumping fill dirt in an area that will become a multi-purposeA Korean contract worker dusts debris from a newly poured sidewalk. Underground pipes are installed. field.
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Page 25 March 26, 2004 Area IV a big hit at Daegu Fire Expo Story, photos by Galen Putnam assistant fire chief at the Camp Walker Area IV Public Affairs Office Fire Station. “I liked the variety of fire equipment and the classes were CAMP HENRY — Firefighters from beneficial. We learned many useful throughout Area IV joined thousands of techniques.” their fellow firefighters from around the Rather than stand on the sidelines, globe at the Daegu International Fire & Area IV firefighters were treated to VIP Safety Expo held March 18 Sunday at status and were part of the opening the Daegu Exhibition & Convention ceremonies alongside their local Center. counterparts as part of the Daegu More than 65,000 visitors attended community. the event highlighting the latest in fire “I thought it was great. The and safety technology and techniques. organizers and the mayor’s office went “Everybody loved it. This was the above and beyond what they had to do. first event like this that many of our They really treated us well,” Purvis said. personnel have had the opportunity to “This strengthened our relationship not see all of the new technology and only with Korean firefighters but with equipment,” said Area IV Fire Chief Bob the Korean public as well. I’m already Purvis. “It was a good learning looking forward to next year’s expo.” experience and our personnel were very E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org proud of our equipment and were glad to be able to answer peoples’ questions.” Each day firefighters from Area IV’s six fire stations manned an expansive equipment display including ladder, hazardous material and pumper trucks, a hazardous material decontamination tent, air-lift pillows and other assorted gadgets. The display was a big hit with expo attendees drawing dignitaries such as Shanghai, China, Fire Chief Zhu Ha Lin and Republic of Korea Minister of Government Administration and Home Affairs Hoe Seong-gwon. Besides the camaraderie, the expo offered Area IV personnel a professional development opportunity as well.Pae Chin-hyon, fire inspector, (left) and Nam Ho-hwan, crew chief, both from the Camp Carroll “It was an excellent event, very Zhu Ha Lin, Shanghai, China, fire chief (left)Fire Station, check out a heat-imaging gun at the Area IV display. successful,” said Choe Tal-cho, and an assistant check out the Area IV display.Camp Carroll ACS sports new look, improvementsBy Cpl. Ohn Sang-joon After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the attendants Carroll,” said Mary O M. Belcher, the newly appointedArea IV Public Affairs Office toured the facility to look at the many improvements financial and employment readiness manager. “We also and changes. The six-week long renovation costing didn’t have an employment readiness program in here CAMP CARROLL — Army Community Service $5,400 includes new front entrance ramps for before. It’s a good thing to have these programs hereat Camp Carroll unveiled its upgraded facility featuring handicapped accessibility and an office for Financial so it will be convenient for the Soldiers.”a new office and handicapped accessibility in a ribbon- and Employment Readiness. The new Camp Carroll ACS financial andcutting ceremony March 18. “It improves the accessibility of the ACS facility employment readiness programs include personal Area IV Support Activity organizations at Camp (for) our clients. It gives us the opportunity to serve financial management training, career counseling,Carroll celebrated the renovation of the facility. Camp more Soldiers and families. It just makes it a more checkbook management, Internet job search andCarroll installation manager Richard L. Young noted welcoming environment,” Jackson said. “Before the federal résumé assistance.the “completion of a milestone at Camp Carroll” and renovation we didn’t have the Financial and The Camp Carroll ACS will conduct a résumé writinglauded the efforts of Sandra M. Jackson, ACS program Employment position available on Camp Carroll, so class April 8 for those who need assistance in writingcoordinator; Christine E. Moore, Apple Blossom now we added the office.” their résumés before the job fair being conducted by theCottage manager; and Kevin Jung, director of the “A lot of Soldiers need financial assistance, and they Army Career Alumni Program April 23 at Camp Henry.Directorate of Public Works; Camp Carroll; and the have to go to Camp Henry in order to get that. Aboutcontractors. 90 percent of the clients at Camp Henry are from Camp E-mail email@example.com
Page 26 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly March 26, 2004NEWS & NOTES Evergreen Golf Club Medics treat environment ClosureThe Evergreen Golf Club on Camp Walker will be Soldiers team up with compared to other nations they have visited.closed through Thursday for maintenance. CallAndre Thirkill at 764-4060 for more information. veteran’s organization “I am surprised at how clean this country is, how clean (the people) keep for riverfront clean-up these places,” said 1st. Lt. Karl Korpal,Extended Shoppette Hours executive officer, 154th MedicalShoppettes at Camps Walker, Carroll and Hialeah Detachment (Preventive Medicine). “Iwill have extended hours Thursday to May 31. The Story, photo by Pvt. Oh, Dong-keun have also been to France and Germany, Area IV Public Affairs Officehours will be 7 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. but Korea is better than the other (countries).” Moped and Motorcycle CAMP WALKER — Soldiers from “I think (the environmental conditions) Safety Course Company D, 168th Medical Battalion are pretty good here in Daegu,” said Pfc.The Camp Carroll Transportation Motor Pool is and the 154th Medical Detachment Bruce Bright, Company D, 168th Medicalhosting a Moped and Motorcycle Safety Course (Preventive Medicine) donned their Battalion. “When we came down here,Wednesday to April 2 at the Installation Chapel civies and drove out to the Shincheon (the park) had some litter spots here andAnnex. The one-day moped and experienced River in Daegu March 19 to join a local there, so I think what they are doing heremotorcycle rider course will be held Wednesday civil organization in a riverfront park 1st Lt. Cynthia Billie, executive officer, Company is really good.”and the two-day basic motorcycle course will be clean-up effort. D, 168th Medical Battalion, picks up litter on a After the cleanup, Soldiers wereheld April 1-2. Classes will run 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. More than 20 U.S. and Korean sidewalk along the Shincheon River. treated to bread and coffee prepared byMopeds and motorcycles are available to the first Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers the women of the Veteran’s Association.six riders to sign up. For more information or to and approximately 40 civilians from the who picked up litters for two hours. While they enjoyed the refreshments,register, contact Sgt. 1st Class city’s Nam-Gu district Veteran’s They worked on an area that stretches they had the opportunity to relax andRonald D. Porter at 765-7726 or Association came out to participate in for about one mile along the river visit with the members of firstname.lastname@example.org. the event to help clean the area. between the Sangdong and Joongdong association. “We were looking for an opportunity Bridges. “Even though there are some negative Korean American to do some volunteering in our The riverfront park is popular among feelings among some Nam-Gu citizens Friendship Circle community, so we talked to our citizens who use the area to walk, jog, towards having (U.S. Forces Korea)The 19th Theater Support Command headquarters KATUSAs, and gave them some of the bike, picnic and play sports. The area is installations in the area, (the association)is organizing a “Korean-American Friendship Circle” parameters that we were looking for,” also popular recreation spot for has had a rally against the withdrawal ofand is looking for interested volunteers. The said Capt. McKinley Rainey, American Soldiers. U.S. Forces in front of Camp Walker,”friendship circle is a program that links American commander, 154th Medical Detachment “We came out today to show our said Kim Ki-sik, president of Nam-Gufamilies from the Daegu area with college students (Preventive Medicine). “Sgt. Kim Dong- appreciation to the local community for Veteran’s Association. “In addition, as onefrom the surrounding area. The friendship circle is min, who’s our senior KATUSA, providing an area like this because we of the only civil organizations thatan opportunity for Americans to share their heritage, contacted some volunteer groups in the really enjoy this park,” said Rainey. “Our concerned primarily about nationalhistory and culture with Korean students and vice area and one of the groups that Soldiers individually, even as groups security, we hope USFK would stay inversa. Each volunteer family will sponsor two or expressed interest in letting us volunteer come out here probably every week or the peninsula in a fair and equal position.three students organizing fun and relaxing activities with them was (the Nam-Gu Veteran’s so, so we wanted to let the community We are definitely planning on providingwith those students. For more information, call No Association), and we worked it out. It know that we appreciate them giving us more opportunities in the future to U.S.Won-hyon, 19th Theater Support Command Public turned out really well.” nice areas like this, and we care about Soldiers to come out and be a part of theAffairs Office, at 768-7477 or 768–6638. A program The day was a bit chilly considering the people of the area as well.” community.”briefing will be held 10 a.m. April 1 at the 19th the time of the year, but not too chilly Some Soldiers are impressed at howTheater Support Command Conference Room. A for environmentally-friendly volunteers Korean people keep the country clean E-mail email@example.com briefing will be held 10 a.m. April 8. Hangul ClassesThe Daegu Health College will be offering free CPOC dispels civilian personnel mysteriesHangul classes to U.S. Soldiers and family members By Galen Putnam CPOC representatives presented important to get out and meet thebeginning April 10. The class will meet 2-4 p.m. Area IV Public Affairs Office briefings on their areas of expertise and customers you serve.”every Saturday for two months. For more information then responded to questions from Attendees got a lot out of theor to sign up, call No Won-hyon, 19th Theater CAMP HENRY — In an effort to “put attendees. They also responded to information sessions.Support Command Public Affairs Office, at 768- a face” on what they do, representatives questions that had been e-mailed to event “It was a good opportunity to learn7477 or 768-6638. from the Civilian Personnel Operations organizers in advance of the sessions. about a resource I didn’t know that much Center-Korea held two “Meet the Questions ran the gamut including topics about coming from the military side of Area IV Retiree Council CPOC” sessions for Area IV managers such as funding permanent change of the house,” said Capt. Matt Bowman, H-The initial meeting to form an Area IV Retiree Council and supervisors March 18 at the Camp station moves, determining living 805 airfield commander. “This is the firstwill be 1 p.m. April 10 in the Area IV Support Henry Theater. quarters allowance eligibility and how to time I’ve had civilian employees workingActivity Community Conference Room, building CPOC representatives covered a contact the CPOC. under me so it was very informative.”1211, on Camp Henry. All military retirees who live variety of topics including RESUMIX Although disseminating information CPOC officials are pleased with howin Area IV are invited to attend this organizational procedures, position classification, was the primary focus of the briefings, well the sessions were received.meeting. civilian training and others. eliminating some of “the mysteries of the “I’m very happy with the way thingsFor more information, contact Lt. Col. Wilfred The briefings were inspired by CPOC” was an important aspect as well. turned out.” Robinson said. “We hopePlumley at 768-8021 or e-mail him at comments directed to Robert Russell, a “We wanted to put ‘people’ back into to hold ‘Meet the CPOC’ sessionsWilfred.Plumley@us.army.mil division chief from the Southwest CPOC, personnel,” said Shirley Boyd, chief of quarterly. Headquarters may decide to who is conducting a 90-day bottoms-up U.S. staffing, Customer Focused suggest other CPOCs conduct them or Easter Sunrise Ser vice review of operations at CPOC-Korea. Division. “Everything today is electronic. the other CPOCs may start doing it onThe Camp Walker Community is having an Easter “This is a pilot program. As far as I This was a chance to put a face with their own after they learn about ourSunrise Service 7 a.m. April 11 at the Evergreen know it is the first time this has been people’s names. Sometimes it is easier success here.”Community Club. done,” said Blanche D. Robinson, acting to meet than trying to answer a question The Civilian Personnel OperationsThe speaker will be Chaplain (Col.) Richard Garrison, director, CPOC-Korea. “This format by e-mail.” Center-Korea falls under the Civiliancommand chaplain, 19th Theater Support allows us to bring out subject matter Others agreed. Human Resources AgencyCommand. Special music will be provided by “Men experts in different areas to address the “We wanted to dispel the erroneous headquartered at Aberdeen Provingof Trinity” and the Camp Walker Multicultural Gospel questions and concerns of the managers notion that we are not touchable,” said Grounds, Md.Choir. Breakfast will be provided. and supervisors who are responsible for Paulette Holmes, chief of the civilian employees in Area IV.” Nonappropriated Fund Division. “It is E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page March 26, 2004 27‘American Corner’ opens in DaeguStory, photo by Galen Putnam videos including documentaries and feature films;Area IV Public Affairs Office 20 periodicals covering a variety of topics and an assortment of compact discs. Plans are already in CAMP HENRY — In an effort to provide Daegu the works to expand the collection. The facility alsoresidents with high-quality information about the has the capability to conduct digital videoUnited States and cultural exchange opportunities conferencing and features Internet connections.with its citizens, Daegu Metropolitan Central The American Corner will also host publicLibrary, in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy in programs such as inviting guest speakers,Seoul, opened “American Corner Daegu” March 19. conducting workshops and holding other interactive The United States Embassy in Russia conceived events.the American Corners project in the late 1990s. Although the primary intent of the AmericanSince then American Corners have been Corner Daegu is to provide information to Republicestablished in more than 28 countries in an effort of Korea residents, the facility is well suited forto expand communication and improve information Americans as well.exchange. “It’s a snapshot, a taste of American history “At its heart an American Corner is a resource and culture. It will be a nice place for people tocenter. It offers an extensive collection covering go at their leisure and spend some time learningtopics as diverse as English teaching, student about the United States,” said Col. Ronaldadvising, fiction, business and the arts,” said U.S. Robinson, 19th Theater Support Command chiefAmbassador to the Republic of Korea Thomas C. of staff. “Once (Soldiers) know about it they willHubbard during the dedication ceremony. “The probably want to come down to see what’sAmerican Corner can also be the site of public available here in the American Corner, and, it willprograms featuring experts flown in from the United put them in the same environment as others whoStates (such as) English teaching assistants, come here to learn about the American culture.Fulbright scholars, embassy officials and others.” Surely, just that exposure will begin a dialog and The goal of American Corner Daegu is “to provide soldiers will be able to help others who come hereopen, accurate and substantive information about understand the American culture.”the Unites States to people living in and around the In addition to the new American Corner inDaegu area.” In order to achieve that goal the array Daegu, American Corner Busan opened Feb. 5,of materials featured cover a wide variety of 2004. An American Corner is scheduled to open insubjects about the United States including its Gwangju this year and new locations are plannedpolicies, society, education and culture. for other cities. Materials include 780 books ranging from Visitors check out the resources available at the new Americanreference to fiction; 142 digital video discs and E-mail email@example.com Corner inside the Daegu Metropolitan Central Library.
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 28 March 26, 2004The Army ‘refreshes’ its home pageArmy News Service branding exercise or coat of paint,” said along with “Specials,” “Soldiers Television” Banner Graphics: This new section Wiggins, “we certainly wanted to bring the and other audio and video products. located just below the “Features” area contains WASHINGTON — The Army is now look and feel of Army.mil more in line with Additionally, the Army Web Team expanded rotating banner graphics that highlight featuredonline with a new look to it’s official Web the brand, but the greatest effort over the the “Features” section—moving it from just “micro-sites” on Army.mil. Using “Flash”site, www.army.mil, one year after operations past several months was to improve content above the daily feature photo area to its own technology, the rotating graphics link toto disarm Iraq began. delivery, organization and navigation location on the top right of the main page. “Featured Micro-sites,” providing top-level Featured in the new look and improved throughout the site to better accomplish our The “Features” section retains its archive visibility and navigation along with improvingcontent delivery of the Army Home Page is mission of enhancing understanding of the where links to all previously featured items the load time for the main page.a special photo presentation called, “ A Year Army’s strategic vision, missions and roles are listed. Army Headlines: “Army Headlines”in Iraq .” in support of the nation.” Another significant addition to the site is has been moved up on the main page of The changes were a significant leap ahead Beyond the first glance atArmy.mil, viewers “Army Media Player” or “AMP.” AMP Army.mil allowing viewers more visibility andin the site’s capacity to deliver information will notice many improvements, particularly provides a single media player or platform improved navigation to the latest news andto its global audience, said Lt. Col. Mark H. the new “Operations” page. This page for all multimedia content—live and information from Army Public Affairs.Wiggins of the Army’s Strategic showcases Soldiers’ actions in operations and prerecorded—that Army.mil will offer. Tabbed Content: This new area providesCommunications office and director of exercises around the world and includes a Other improvements include: Front-page visibility for four separate contentwww.army.mil. “clickable” map that provides basic information QuickLinks: Formerly an 18-line list, areas with “tabbed”. “We took particular care when we were about some of those missions. “Quicklinks” has been collapsed into a Navigation: From left to right, thedeveloping the approach to “refreshing” According to Chuck Jenks, the Army.mil simple drop-down listing that still provides purple area showcases “Operations”Army.mil by focusing on the capabilities Web manager, the improvements are based on all the pertinent information in a single, headlines, the green area contains “Pressof delivering more content, improving viewer feedback, general Web communications space-friendly line on the top left of each Releases,” the red area containstechnical platforms, and continuing to research, practices and principles, and the need major secondary navigation page of “Speeches” and testimony from keycarry the Army brand,” Wiggins said. “We to provide the best strategic Web presence www.army.mil. leaders, and the brown area highlightshave taken what was already a winning possible for an Army at war. The “dropdown” approach frees up featured articles from the “Professionalapproach to strategic Web “Army.mil is the most powerful, more area on the main page to showcase Writing Collection” micro-site.communications and made it even better. flexible and timely strategic other content while still affording the same Not visible to viewers, but a keyLike all good Soldiers do, we have communications tool in the Army quick, top level access to basic information improvement to Army.mil according toimproved our fighting position.” inventory,” Jenks said. “The members of about the Army. For the internal audience, Wiggins, is the implementation of a Content The most noticeable change comes in the our team have worked long hours to make the page also still has a link to Army Management System, or CMS, that allowsform of colors and the overall brand these upgrades a reality. Knowledge Online (AKO) outside of the the Army Web Team a simplified approachapproach. The last timeArmy.mil underwent The “refreshed” Army Home Page dropdown for easy access. to managing content and publishing dailymajor changes was on the Army’s birthday, includes an “iFrame” in the top center of the Search: The “Search” function is now updates to the site.June 14, 2001, the same year the “Army of front page that offers more than the routine improved with multiple resources to provide For more information and an online tourOne” brand was rolled out. feature photos. Tabs on the “iFrame” now quick, relevant results to content searches of the “refreshed” Army Home Page, visit “The changes are more than just a offer top-level visibility for “Feature Photos” from all of the Army’s Web sites. http://www.army.mil/.
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