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Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper -  050401

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    • P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA April1, 2005Volume 3, Issue 23 The Morning Calm Weekly is DFAC personnel respond Camp Humphreys to increased RSOI working dog retires, workload gets new home nline Page 26 Page 22 Visit http://ima.korea.army.mil 473rd Quartermaster Eggs-amining relocates to CONUS her haul Cpl. Hwang Kyoo Won 19th Theater Support Command Public Affairs the experience would help them in the Arreaona Jones, 4, inspects future. an Easter egg at the holiday Soldiers serving in Korea might “We had combined training with celebration at the Camp think they’re facing a return to baby Republic of Korea Army units, which Red Cloud Commissary wipes and Water Buffalos to fulfill gave me a chance to take a look how parking lot.Jones was one their hygiene needs after the 473rd their system is different from ours,” of about 30 kids at the CRC Quartermaster Company, the said Pfc. Casey Lenscke, a laundry event -- one of several peninsula’s sole shower support asset, textile specialist. Easter activities held at moved to the Continental United States “It was very challenging for me to military installations across Wednesday. work in this unit, because we are not the peninsula. For a related The good news is that the 305 th very far from the Demilitarized Zone,” story, see Page 16. Quartermaster Company, located at said Pfc. James Spiller-Rosa, laundry Yongsan, will provide similar assets textile specialist. “So we have to stay with civilian contractors, said Capt. alert all the time.” Leo Young Jr., commander of 473rd “I thought I was going to finish my Qm. Co., which is part of the 498th military service here in Korea, but DAVID MCNALLY Corps Support Battalion. since we are going back, this The 473rd Qm. Co. was established experience here in Korea will help meArmy tuition assistance, in 1945 in France and deployed to when I go back to the U.S.,” said Korea in August 1993 to Camp Kyle. Spiller-Rosa. It has served in Korea until now, said Upon arrival in the United States,reimbursement availableArmy News Service Young. “Because of the downsizing of U.S. military units in Korea, we are moving soldiers of the 473rd Qm. Co., will begin preparation for deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi back to CONUS,” said Young. Freedom. WASHINGTON — Army tuition assistance funding has been restored following While in Korea, Soldiers from thea period in February and March when demand exceeded funding available at many unit supported and interacted withinstallations. almost every unit on the peninsula. The Army’s Human Resources Command has also issued an exception to policy “We send Soldiers to almost allauthorizing “after-the-fact” tuition assistance reimbursement for Soldiers who incurred major exercises: Reception, Staging,personal expense to continue with college courses. Onward movement and Integration, “This is a one-time exception due to the extraordinary circumstances in February Ulchi Focus Lens and many other fieldand March when many education centers were unable to provide tuition assistance,” exercises,” said Young.said L. Dian Stoskopf, chief of Human Resource Command’s Education Division, in “We even supported the 2nda memorandum authorizing installation education centers to offer the exception. Infantry Division Soldiers before they “Our hope is that we can reach every one of the Soldiers who ran into a problem went to Iraq.”with tuition assistance,” said Patricia Dumire, chief of Army Continuing Education The company has a total of sixServices for the Army’s Installation Management Agency. Shower Laundry Clothing Renovation The Installation Management Agency distributes TA funding from the Army to the teams, with nine to 12 Soldiers oninstallation education centers. This year the Army Budget Office has allocated funding each team.to IMA on a quarterly basis. College enrollment timelines typically peak in September “When the SLCR team goes out tothru March, which doesn’t quite fit into the new system of equal quarterly allotments. a field environment, they set upIn the future, funding for tuition assistance will be centralized to eliminate the problem, showers and laundry to make sure allofficials said. Soldiers get hot showers,” said Young. Funding for tuition assistance dried up unexpectedly in March because of “We supported various units inexceptionally high Soldier demand, officials said. Korea, and I think it was a precious CAPT. WILLIAM E. THOMPSON The Installation Management Agency has received $21.4 million to subsidize the experience for the unit here in Korea,” Pvt. Jason Dowd, 19, of Orange Park, Fla., aimmediate tuition assistance shortfall. Soldiers who paid for courses out of pocket or said Young. “I would like to support member of the 473rd Quartermaster Companywho did not register for a class due to lack of funding should go to their installation future worldwide deployment at Camp Kyle, cleans his truck in preparation foreducation center by April 15 to make arrangements for tuition reimbursement or late missions.” the units redeployment to the United States. Theenrollment. The 473rd Qm. Co. Soldiers whose unit redeployed Wednesday and will then begin (Editor’s note: Information provided by IMA Public Affairs.) first duty station was in Korea said preparation for a deployment to Iraq.
    • April 1, 20052 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MP Blotter Airman learns from struggles The following entries were excerpted from the past several weeks military police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do not of females who came before By Airman 1st Class Juanika Glover about how hard it was for women and how lucky I was for having determine the guilt or innocence of 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs when she first joined. someone like her and the women she any person. KUNSAN AIR BASE – Eight She never had any female military served with to go through what they Military police were notified of a months ago, I was a busy California leaders to look up to because they did to serve their country.larceny of Army and Air Force Exchange girl preparing myself to make the were among the first. It was up to The woman at the post office spokeService property. Investigation disclosed long journey to Korea. I spent a lot her and her fellow female counterparts of her time in the service with greatthat a Soldier was observed over closedcircuit television placing a CD in a fast food of time at the post office shipping to set the stage for future generations. pride and such a sense ofbag and exiting the store without rendering boxes full of things I couldn’t bring “It was definitely a man’s world,” accomplishment. I listened andproper payment for the item in his with me on the airplane. During one she said. “The traditional jobs for thought of all the other women whopossession. The Soldier was then detained of my post office trips, I noticed women then were as nurses, but I have paved the way for so manyby store security until arrival of the military an elderly woman standing in line wanted to be a pilot. female military members. They brokepolice. The Soldier was apprehended and smiling at me. Then after I was married and down barriers and only saw the skytransported to the MP station, where he Eventually, she walked up to me became pregnant, I had to get out. I as their limit.was advised of his legal rights, which he and said, “As tiny as you are, they was very disappointed.” Although my new-found friendinvoked, requesting not to be questioned never would have was unable to become a pilot, thereor say anything. The Soldier was then let you in the Air “Because of their struggles, I know were women who came after her timefurther processed and released to his unit.All property was returned to AAFES. Force back in my who were.Investigation continues by MPI. day. But I’m glad there aren’t many barriers I have to Today, women make up 20 percent to see things have of the Air Force and they hold various Military Police Investigatorsrevealed two Soldiers were involved in a improved. Thank get through because of my gender. positions from pilots and doctors toverbal altercation that turned physical you for serving.” They did all the work, and I am more crew chiefs and security forces.when the first Soldier slapped the other in I asked if she Because of their struggles, I knowthe face with an open palm. The second was in the Air than grateful to those Air Force there aren’t many barriers I have toSoldier then struck and thrust the firstSoldier into a wall. After the incident ended, Force once. She women who came so many years get through because of my gender. had been, but said They did all the work, and I am morethe first Soldier struck two other Soldiers the military was a before me.” than grateful to those Air Forcewith an open palm. Due to her intoxicatedstate, the first Soldier was then taken to a lot different when women who came so many yearslocal medical facility for a command- she was on active duty. She told me I thought about everything she said before me.directed blood alcohol test. She was later Buster’s Battery Buster’s Battery Buster’s Battery As for the lady in the post office – a former Army Air Corp nurse – I Buster’s Battery Buster’s Batteryadvised of her legal rights, that she waived,admitting to the above offense. She was thanked her instead. Her gift to mefurther processed and released to her unit. was just being there, opening the doorsThe second Soldier was also advised of and serving the country she loved inhis rights, which he invoked, requesting a the only way she could.lawyer. Investigation continues by MPI. Military Police working a post gatecheckpoint smelled a strong odor of TMCW Submissionsalcohol emitting from a Soldier entering Send Letters to the Editor, storyPost. The MP asked the Soldier to render submissions and other items tohis ID card, at this time the Soldier became MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil.noncompliant and unruly. The MP Submissions may also be mailed to:attempted to detain the Soldier, at which The Morning Calm Weeklypoint the Soldier became physical. TheSoldier was subdued, detained and c/o IMA-KORO Public Affairstransported to the MP station. Due to his Unit #15742level of intoxication he was not advised APO AP 96205-5742of his legal rights. The Soldier was Submitted tems should include alltransported to a local medical facility for pertinent information, as well as a pointa command-directed blood alcohol test. of contact name and telephone number.He later returned to the MP station All submissisions are subject to editing forwhere he was advised of his legal rights, content and to conform to Associatedthat he invoked, refusing to write a Press guidelines.written, sworn statement. For information on submitting to the newspaper, call 738-3355. Published by IMA-Korea Region This Army newspaper is an authorized Morning Calm Printed by Oriental Press Printed by Oriental Press, a age, marital status, physical publication for members of the Installation Management Agency-Korea Region private firm in no way connected handicap, political affiliation, or Department of Defense. Contents of The with the U.S. Government, under any other non-merit factor of the Director/Publisher Director/P ector/Publisher Brig. Gen. H.T. Landwermeyer, Jr. Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily exclusive written contract with purchaser, user or patron. If a official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Public Affairs Officer John A. Nowell the Contracting Command- violation or rejection of this equal Government, Department of Defense, or Editor Staff Sgt. Mark Porter Korea. 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    • April 1, 2005The Morning Calm Weekly News http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 3NETOPS Training Coference Survivor’s StoryThe 2005 NETOPS Training Conferenceis scheduled for April 5–8 Seoul, at the Airman tackles adversity, learns life-changing lessonsCapital Hotel. The theme for this training By Airman 1st Class Juanika Gloverconference is “Managing Information 8th Fighter Wing Public AffairsTechnology for the Future Force.” The KUNSAN AIR BASE – Everyone hastraining conference provides an overview a story. It’s the unique history of eachof key Information Management issues life that sets them apart from all others.and policies that specifically relate to theIM community in the Korean Theater. A lot of stories are similar: the first dayChanges in the IM area will make this at kindergarten, high school prom,training conference a significant training marriage, children, retirement andevent for both newly assigned grandchildren.Information Management Officers and Then there are stories that don’texperienced IM support providers. This follow the normal paths, yet the peopletraining conference will include IA who take these roads still somehow seemsubject matter the last two days. to turn out all right.The Capital Hotel will host this year’s For Staff Sgt. Michelle Jeffries, 8thtraining conference and all attendees Services Squadron assistantrequiring lodging are encouraged to stay community center director, the pathat the hotel. The reservation phone that brought her into the Air Force wasnumbers at the Capital Hotel are 011-822- a bumpy ride at best. S.A R K S IRMAN ATRINA HELLMAN792-1122/3322. “My parents separated when I was Activity Director, Staff Sgt. Michelle Jeffries, 8 Services Squadron, takes a little time to giveRegistration for the training conference two years old. My young mother instruction to a Korean GS worker about the price schedule for traveling on the Wolf Pack Wheelsmay be done through area directorates couldn’t take care of my three siblings bus at Kunsan Air Force Base.of information management. The POC for and me, so she abandoned us when I Hampton, Va., with a science working hard but barely made endsthis action is Gary J. Gnidziejko, 011-822- was a toddler.” scholarship. After school, she decided meet. She decided to move back to7913-4218 or email: gary- Jeffries said her mother left them in a to join the Marines. Virginia but shortly thereafter, gotgnidziejko@us.army.mil. trailer and called child protective services However, her first military career involved with the wrong crowd. AsFlu Vaccine Available to report the incident. ended quickly during basic training when young people sometimes do, sheFlu vaccine remains available until “She watched by the pay phone as we she found out her brother committed followed her peers and got into trouble.Thursday. In the beginning of January, were taken away,” said Jeffries. “I spent suicide. Jeffries left the Marines and “I thought about my dad and decidedthe Center for Disease Control expanded the next five years in and out of foster decided to try again later. to join the military again. I wanted mythe flu program to all Department of homes. Then I was adopted at the age of “After my brother’s death, I searched father to be proud of me and I wantedDefense Healthcare personnel. Feb. 1, nine and re-united with my siblings.” for my father and found out he was to show him I could get my life backU.S.Forces Korea expanded the program Unfortunately, Jeffries was adopted stationed at Castle Air Force Base in together,” she said.to all eligible beneficiaries on the Korean into what she describes as a California,” she said. “He had been This time, she decided she’d checkPeninsula. See local primary care “dysfunctional” family, which didn’t searching for us as well and had no idea out the Air Force.providers or contact area medical provide her with the stability she needed. we had been abandoned. My father and “I wanted the stability the militarytreatment facilities to receive the At 17, she moved out with some I clicked instantly and bonded. We had provided because the civilian worldinfluenza vaccination. friends. At 18, she graduated with honors so much in common.”Active-duty servicemembers can also from Kecoughtan High School in Jeffries spent the next couple of years See Survivor Page 4 Survivor,walk in at the 1 RC Medical Readiness Week USAF cadets perform series of Holy Week concerts across KoreaTeam located at the Yongsan SoldierSupport Center, Building S-4034.42A/L Soldiers Sought By David McNally “We will also travel to the field to sing for the troops,”A representative from the Office of the Area I Public Affairs Office De Kler said.Chief of Staff of the Army would like to CAMP RED CLOUD — The U.S. Air Force Academy The group, made up of Catholic volunteers, performedset up an interview date with Soldiers Cadet Choir entertained Americans and Koreans during a religious music as well as a broad selection of Americana.(42A/L) who meet the following week of performances March 21-28 across the peninsula. The group sang African-American spirituals, American folkqualifications: Spc.-Staff Sgt. (Staff Sgt. “We’re here at our own expense,” said Gary De Kler, songs and classical religious music.no more than 1-year TIG); MOS – 42A/ U.S. Air Force Academy music director. “It is spring break “It is Holy Week, so we have performed at both massesL; Secret clearance with the ability to for the cadets, and we decided to come to Korea.” and concerts,” De Kler said. “We are very impressed withupgrade to Top Secret; no derogatory The choir performed for U.S. servicemembers, families the Korean people, and we are deeply moved by theinformation within the Soldiers file; and the Korean people at Osan Air Base, the Busan Americans serving here.”financially stable for a high cost of living Cathedral, Yongsan Army Garrison and Camp Red Cloud. The cadets performed a Maundy Thursday concertarea; good customer service demeanor; March 24 at the Camp Red Cloud Warrior Chapel for aboutASI or E3 (if possible); DEROS within 40 Soldiers and civilians.the next 4 months (regardless of “It is really a blessing to have them here to lift up andassignment instructions). honor God,” said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John Alexander, 2ndAdditionally, Soldier needs to bring acopy of the following: ERB; DA Form 705; Infantry Division chaplain.last five NCOERs (ALL NCOs); DA Form De Kler explained how the trip was made possible1059 (from any NCOES Schools through the generosity of host families and local chaplains,attended). The representative will be here who opened their homes to the group.Tuesday thru April 8. Twenty-two Air Force cadets formed the choir; however, the group also included two U.S. Naval AcademyMass Communication Seminar midshipmen on an exchange program to the Air ForceThe Parent Teacher Organization and Army Academy.Career Alumni Program are sponsoring an “Coincidentally, they both have siblings in our choir,”appearance by Emmy Award-winning De Kler said.producer and writer, Steven Smalley at the Before singing at Camp Red Cloud, the group touredSeoul American High School Auditorium the 2nd Infantry Division Museum. De Kler said the choirfrom 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. members recognized that service in Korea is both dangerousSmalley will discuss careers in mass and difficult.communications. For information, call DAVID MCNALLY The U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Choir performs a Maundy Thursday “You’re far from home,” he said. “We want you to know738-7322. concert March 24 at the Camp Red Cloud Warrior Chapel. we’re with you and appreciate your sacrifice.”
    • April 1, 20054 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm WeeklySurvivor from Page 3wasn’t cutting it for me or for the goals During her time in the country, she hadI wanted to achieve,” she added. the opportunity to set up tours for Jeffries spent the next few years celebrities like Robin Williams.working at Schriever Air Force Base, “It was truly the highlight of myColo., and later transferred to career,” she said. In 2003, she decidedMalmstrom AFB, Mont. But her bright to leave the 341st SVS andlight began to dim when she found out interviewed with the commander ofshe might have cancer. Jeffries paid the 564th Missile Squadron for thenumerous visits to the Mount Zion position of noncommissioned officerCancer Research Center before being in charge of the squadron’s missiletold everything was going to be okay. chefs.The prognosis: She was cancer free. “I knew I had a shaky past, but I While working through the stress told him, ‘Sir, I have nowhere to go but ADof the cancer scare, Jeffries was also up, as I’ve already been to the bottom.’working in what she calls a ‘hostile’ So he took a chance and hired me, evenwork environment. with the bad EPR and the fact that I had “That point in my life was the gone up against two people withbeginning of what became the initial ‘firewall five’ EPRs. I think he sawbuild up of bad things to come. I ended potential in me,” she said.up getting what I thought was a Jeffries didn’t let her commander‘career ending’ enlisted performance down. Following her new assignment,report,” she said. she earned NCO of the year for the Along with the negative EPR, she 564th MS in 2003. She was a nomineealso received a nonjudicial punishment for Air Force Space Command’s chefin early in 2002. of the year award. At Kunsan, she has “You name it, I’ve received it and since won the 8th Services Squadronit sure educated me,” she said. “I was and 8th Mission Support Group NCOfinally convinced that life just wasn’tgoing to be easy for me and I thoughtmy career was over. I took it veryhard. I became severely depressedand was started on a medication thatdid more damage than good.” of the quarter awards. Unfortunately, Jeffries suffered the loss of three family members while she’s been at Kunsan. Through it all, she manages to bounce back. “I’m a survivor,” she said. “Some GOES Things began to turn around for days are harder than others, but everyJeffries when Senior Master Sgt. day I’m glad I didn’t give up and getDarlene Johnson, at that time the out. All the ups and downs in my life341st Services Squadron have made me a stronger personsuperintendent, entered her life. today. I’m 32 now and there were “When Sgt. Jeffries revealed her times I swore I would never see 30.”background to me, I was so amazed,” Because of her experiences, HEREsaid Johnson. “Not only by what she Jeffries says she can relate to herhad been through growing up, but troops and provide them with soundeven more … by how well she faced advice for their futures.her adversities and has become this “I now know life is all about thestrong, positive woman.” choices you make and not the choices “I was an emotional wreck, but she other people make for you,” she said.saw my potential and took a risk,” the Currently, the bad EPR Jeffriesstaff sergeant said. “She took the time received three years ago is up for review.to really listen and helped me find my She hopes it will be removed from herinner strength through the worst of record, but it’s something she doesn’tpersonal and professional times.” dwell on. Johnson said that when she first She also eventually found her mothermet Jefferies she could tell she was and was able to forgive her forunder a lot of stress. abandoning her as a child. “All she really needed was someone “My life at times has been anythingto listen to her and for her to realize but secure, but being in the militaryshe needed to really think things out, has changed all that. I enjoy havingbefore she reacted,” Johnson said. “I goals again because it keeps mehad the opportunity to place Sgt. focused,” she said.Jeffries in positions that would prove Jeffries said she often reflects onto be challenging for her, but I knew a favorite quote that she feels suitsshe could handle it and she did. her and her life. “Don’t judge a book “She’s set herself some pretty by its cover,” she said, “because youstrong goals, but they were never know what each chapter holds.”measurable and attainable. I had no ( E d i t o r ’s n o t e : I n h o n o r o fdoubt that she would reach every one Women’s History Month, this is theof them,” Johnson said. first story in a two-part series Through guidance and mentorship, highlighting outstanding femaleJeffries began to bounce back. During Wolf Pack members who managedthat time, Johnson selected Jeffries to to have successful Air Force careersdeploy as part of her team to Pakistan. through adversity.) Let The Morning Calm Weekly work for you Have an item for The Morning Calm Weekly? Send story and photo submissions, comments and other items to MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. For information, call 738-3355.
    • April 1, 2005 Page 5 PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLYAviators perform a final overflight of Camp Page Tuesday, as Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment stand in formation at the installation’s official closing ceremony. Camp Page hosts final farewell By David McNally “We were sad to leave this Forces Korea,” said William Kapaku, Area I Public Affairs community,” said Lt. Col. Chandler U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Red Cloud CAMP PAGE — The somber notes Sherrell, 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation deputy to the commander. “We have a of retreat played for a final ceremony Regiment commander, “but, proud that lot invested in them.” Tuesday as Army officials closed Camp our mission here has been successfully In 1951, 8th U.S. Army engineers Page after 54 years of use. accomplished.” prepared the runway in a burned out In early January, the order to vacate Camp Page covered 145 acres with section of a newly recaptured town, at and close the installation was met with 173 buildings, 1,067 servicemembers what would become Camp Page. mixed emotions. and civilians in 15 tenant units. “Three months later, the first aircraft “All were vacated safely and touched down on an asphalt runway efficiently within 78 days,” Sherrell said. delivering supplies to the city and the The Korean employees of the base Soldiers,” Sherrell explained. faced the biggest challenge. Nobody envisioned that 54 years “About 90 percent of the Camp Page later, U.S. forces would still be stationed Korean workforce has found in Chuncheon, he said. employment elsewhere,” said Yi Un- Sherrell said in remembering the sang, Camp Page Korean Labor Union moment, it represents all that is right president. “But, they have had to move with the Korean-American alliance. far from home, and face challenges “We are thankful to the Korean people integrating into a new job.” for allowing us to have served here,” he said. “We think it is a success story that these employees stayed with U.S. E-mail david.mcnally@us.army.milWarriors lower the Korean and U.S. flags at a Camp Page officially closes after 54 years offinal retreat at Camp Page. use. Ordnance unit makes move Area I Public Affairs Morrison said his Soldiers work CAMP CASTLE — Soldiers from closely with the Republic of Korea a storied combat unit found a new Army. home March 4 at Camp Castle. “All ammunition is stored on ROKA Ongoing realignments in Warrior installations,” Morrison said. “We are Country caused the 65th Ordnance ambassadors every day when we Ammunition Company, a longtime interact with the Republic of Korea Camp Page tenant unit, to move. Army.” “This company maintains Morrison said the Camp Castle accountability and ensures move was a huge challenge. serviceability of more than 41,000 “During the move we maintained tons of ammunition stored at 50 our mission and transferred $4 million locations in northeastern Korea,” said of equipment to Camp Castle,” heMaj. Gen. George A. Higgins, 2nd Infantry Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Capt. Mike Morrison, 65th Ordnance explained.Division commanding general, oversees the Regiment, Camp Page’s major tenant unit, Company commander. See Ordnance Page 8 Ordnance,largest force transformation on the peninsula. salute Tuesday at the closing ceremony.
    • 6 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly April 1, 2005 Area I The Morning Calm Weekly Internet Café connects with Soldiers 9-Ball Pool Championship By David McNally 30minutes of access for $1. If the “We fund things like barbecues and Warrior Division 9-Ball Pool Area I Public Affairs Soldier only uses 5 minutes, Pleasant other community events,” he said. Championship will be held from noon CAMP HOVEY — Hundreds of said 25 minutes are credited to him for The café offers a fast E1 connection – 2 p.m. Saturday at the Camp Stanley Camp Hovey Soldiers connect to the later use. to the Web through a civilian Internet Community Activity Center. world through a popular on-post Internet “ T h e service provider. café. Soldiers like Camp Hovey Fashion Show “One of my joys is seeing a barracks have “They like talking to their families and that,” Pleasant Better Opportunities for Single and friends in a comfortable place,” said said. “A lot of Soldier connect with his Internet access; unaccompanied Soldiers is hosting a casual and sportswear, business attire, Herbert Pleasant, Camp Hovey times they’ll family.” —Herbert Pleasant however, many Chairman Hobson Community Activity come in to send Soldiers do not and evening formal fashion show April own a personal computer or choose to Center manager. a quick e-mail and come back later to 30 at the Camp Red Cloud Community The services are similar to those use the rest of their time.” ship one to Korea. Activity Center. Registration is from offered at many other Morale, Welfare Pleasant said they have 629 registered “We also feature webcams and 10 a.m. – noon Saturday at the CAC. and Recreation centers across Korea. users of 17 computer workstations. headphones for the Soldiers,” Pleasant VFW Monthly Meeting “I believe we are unique because we The money earned from the Internet said. “One of the joys I have is seeing a Veteran’s of Foreign War Post 10215 save minutes,” Pleasant said. café is invested back into the Camp Soldier connect with his family.” holds meetings at 1 p.m. each second The Camp Hovey Internet Café offers Hovey community, Pleasant explained. The workstations have a standard Saturday of the month outside the Microsoft Office installation. Camp Red Cloud main gate. The April 9 “We try to upgrade every six meeting will be to hold the post months,” Pleasant said. “I’m really leadership elections for 2005-2006. pleased with our setup, but I would like to add a few more computer Civilian EEO-POSH Training workstations in the future.” Camp Casey will host an equal The Camp Hovey CAC opened in employment opportunity and December 2000. The facility also food prevention of sexual harrassment class and entertainment at the Borderline Café. 8-10 a.m. for nonsupervisors and 10 a.m. The Internet café is open from noon- - 12 p.m. for supervisors April 21 at the 10 p.m. daily. Second to None Club. Pleasant said Soldiers have many options to access the Internet. Talent Show and Dance “Soldiers could go to the library or Better Opportunities for Single and their unit’s AKO lab to access the Web,” unaccompanied Soldiers is hosting a Pleasant said. “But, I believe many Talent Show from 6 to 9 p.m. April 23 at Soldiers choose us because we offer a Camp Stanley’s Reggie’s and an all- comfortable place at a good price.” nighter dance from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. DAVID MCNALLY Chong Sang-sop, Camp Hovey Chairman Hobson Community Activity Center staff member, Volunteer Ceremony controls access to 17 Internet workstations from his desk. E-mail david.mcnally@us.army.mil The quarterly Volunteer Awards Ceremony will be held 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 17 at Camp Red Cloud Division stresses motor pool safety Warriors honor women Mitchell’s Club. For information, call By Pfc. Giancarlo Casem risks like stepping on unsafe places on Area I Public Affairs 732-7277. 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs CAMP RED CLOUD — About their vehicle, which can cause them to CAMP RED CLOUD — Soldiers slip and fall -- a mistake Gonzelez 100 Soldiers and civilians gathered Leadership Course say small cuts and bruises are common admits to doing himself. March 22 to celebrate National The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center is offering the Leadership injuries in the motor pool. Sometimes Soldiers are under Women’s History Month at Education and Development Course Though turning wrenches may seem pressure to get the job done, at the risk Mitchell’s Club. May 23-27. The class will be in the mundane, they account for a vast of cutting corners, said Staff Sgt. David “I hope people leave here Camp Casey Education Center. For majority of injuries to Soldiers’ hands, Paulino, 4th Chem. Co., maintenance understanding the contributions of information, call 732-9060. said Pvt. Jose Gonzalez, 4th Chemical platoon, motor sergeant. women to American history,” said Company. “Sometimes they are working too Sgt. 1st Class Sherinette Haynes, 2nd Hot Stuff Pizza Delivers “I see people smashing their fingers hard, too fast,” he said. “They think Infantry Division equal opportunity Camp Red Cloud’s Hot Stuff Pizza, a lot,” he said. “The wrench could just about accomplishing the mission in a advisor. located inside the CRC Lanes Bowling fall out of place and cut or smash short amount of time, not to standard.” Officials pointed out that the U.S. Center, now provides food delivery someone’s fingers.” Taking short cuts can also be Army welcomed women to its ranks services to camps Red Cloud and He said that this could be attributed dangerous, Paulino said. not as a social experiment, but to Jackson. For orders, call 732-6458 or to Soldiers’ negligence of their “Sometimes, they use the wrong meet its mission. 732-9008 between 11:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. surroundings. tools for the job,” he said. “They use “We have to advance the cause “We work in really tight spaces,” he the wrong size socket wrench because of integration of our Army as a team, Vocalists Needed said. “We have to be aware of what is they don’t want to take the time to look The 2nd Infantry Division Band is whether it is ethnic or gender,” said around our hands and what we are for the right tool and they end up Brig. Gen. Joseph E. Martz, 2nd seeking male and female vocalists. working on.” busting their hands.” Infantry Division assistant division Applicants must be a private first class, To Gonzalez safety is important Paulino said that as a commander for maneuver. have six months left in country, present a professional appearance and comply because it keeps the mission going, he noncommissioned officer, he has to be Marilyn Higgins, the 2nd Infantry with army height and weight standards. said. responsible for his Soldiers’ safety. Division commanding general’s For information, call732-6695. “You want to stay in one piece,” “I want to send them home safe and spouse, told the group about women Gonzalez said. “Safety keeps everybody sound,” Paulino said. “I want them to of distinction. Career Symposium safe and keeps things going. If everyone go home just like they got here, in one “When I see a woman in uniform, The 2nd Infantry Division is hosting a got hurt, you have no one to do things.” piece.” I have the utmost respect,” Higgins Career Symposium 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April Negligence can factor into many Soldiers should take their time to get said. “Although you might not make 27 at Camp Casey’s Carey Fitness unsafe acts in the motor pool, he said. the job done properly and safely, said the history books or CNN, you make Center. Representatives will provide “Soldiers can take safety for granted, Spc. Matthew Clark, Headquarters and a difference.” information on their prospective areas. especially on their own vehicles,” Headquarters Company, 2nd Infantry The Army’s legal and medical programs Haynes said the 2005 theme for Gonzalez said. “They think they know Division. will also have representatives present. their vehicle, but they don’t.” the month was “Women change Clark has had his share of injuries America.” He said that Soldiers some times take See Safety Page 8 Safety,
    • Area IThe Morning Calm Weekly 7 April 1, 2005 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweeklyWarrior Readiness Center welcomes newcomersBy Pfc. Giancarlo Casem “This is a once-in-a-lifetime2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs opportunity,” Vega said. “This was my CAMP MOBILE — The Warrior favorite part of the tour. I like theReplacement Center received a name program a lot. I think it is really good tochange recently to mirror its mission. meet with the people.”Now dubbed the Warrior Readiness Soldiers, both first termers and olderCenter, officials said the facility now is veterans, are appreciative of thebetter prepared to properly welcome program, said Sgt. 1st Class RobertSoldiers to Korea. Brillant, Headquarters and Headquarters As part of the new integration Company, 2nd Engineer Brigade. “It’sapproach, the 2nd Infantry Division good they are not just rushing someonedecided in favor of a five-day in- in,” Brillant said. “It’s the little thingsprocessing program, rather than the old they do to help, like the very helpfulthree-day orientation. Korean phrases.” “In the last two months, we have Brillant said the program ismade significant improvements,” said reminiscent of programs in otherBrig. Gen. Charles Anderson, 2nd PFC. GIANCARLO CASEM countries he has been to, such as inInfantry Division assistant division A new 2nd Infantry Division Soldier receives a bowl of fried rice from a Korean chef March 9 as part Germany, Kosovo and Iraq.commander for support. of the Warrior Readiness Centers cultural orientation tour. The program is also very helpful to Soldiers are introduced to the Korean family buffet restaurant. The Soldiers saw the kinds of wares Soldiers who are far away from theirculture of their host nation, Anderson For almost all of the Soldiers, this and goods offered on the Korean families for the first time, he said.said. Soldiers learn basic Korean was their first time having Korean food. economy. “This program is really good, mainlyphrases and history. “It was really good,” said Pfc. Chris After the brief shopping interlude, the for first termers,” Brillant said. “They “We educate our Soldiers with the Vega, 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor tour headed to its next destination, the are open to more things.”culture of our kind hosts, the Korean Regiment. “I really liked it, it was pretty Unification Observatory, two hours Brillant said he was happy to learn aboutpeople,” Anderson said. “This re-enforces filling.” away in Paju. Morale, Welfare and Recreation programsthe alliance created 50 years ago.” The tour continued at “It’s good they are The tour guides, to explore Korea and other countries. Anderson said the program reflects For returning Soldiers, thethe 2nd Infantry Divisions investment the Gyeonggi Provincial Government Office not just rushing Soldiers Division civil Infantry from the 2nd differences in the inprocessing ofin Soldiers. Complex in Uijeongbu. someone in.” affairs section, gave Soldiers were noticeable. “When a Soldier departs the The Soldiers received a —Sgt. 1st Class Robert Brillant brief descriptions of the “Last time we only had one day, thendivision,” he said. “We want them to brief glimpse of what observatory. it was off to our units,” said Capt.leave better developed personally and fuels the economy of the province The observatory was originally opened Jeremy Wedlake, 1st Battalion, 15thprofessionally.” where they will soon reside. in 1992 and has already attracted more Field Artillery Regiment. “The cultural As part of the orientation, 53 Soldiers Soldiers said they were amazed at the than 14 million visitors. The Republic of piece was really interesting. I didn’t getparticipated in a tour of the Gyeonggi fact that Gyeonggi province is an Korea built the facility to highlight the any of that the last time I was here. It’sprovince March 9. People-to-People industry giant in semiconductors and division between the two Koreas. good for the younger Soldiers, gettingInternational and the Association of the other technologies. Observatory officials said more than them involved in Korea.”United States Army sponsored the tour. The next stop was a large Korean 8 million South Koreans still have homes The first stop of the day was a department store, also in Uijeongbu. in the north. E-mail giancarlo.casem@korea.army.milShoppers seek pottery on USO tour By Capt. Stacy Picard into the Korean culture, being Detachment A, 509th Personnel Services Battalion that it’s my first week here,” ICHEON — The Camp said 2nd Lt. Alice Garcia, Casey USO sponsored a Detachment A, 509th Personnel ceramics shopping trip March Services Battalion. 20 for 19 Soldiers, civilians and After a traditional Korean family members from Warrior lunch at a local restaurant, the Country. group shopped and explored “The hardest part was the area. getting people to sign up,” said “I bought a tea set and Amanda Rolsen, Camp Casey coffee cup,” said Sgt. 1st American Red Cross. “After Class Dennis Mitchell, sending an e-mail out to friends Headquarters and Headquarters and coworkers, there were Detachment, U.S. Army enough people to attend.” Garrison, Camp Casey. “It’s a Rolsen requested that the chance to hang out with friends USO organize the tour. away from Camp Casey.” The first stop was the “I love to shop,” Karyn Sagimak-gol Ceramic Village in Kuniyuki, Creative Cuts framer, Icheon. Vendors offered a variety said. “It was an easy of ceramic products, including opportunity to get out and see vases, tea sets and dishes. a new part of Korea.” In one of the stores, group Kuniyuki said she would like members watched pottery to take a trip to a seaside village being molded by hand. or see the cherry blossom A gentleman carved symbols festival next. into a vase before firing it in a For information about trips kiln. Korean symbols and and tours, contact the Camp CAPT. STACY PICARD animals are a common part of Casey USO at 730-4812.Sgt. 1st Class Dennis Mitchell, (left) 2nd Lt. Alice Garcia and Amanda Rolsen shop at a pottery store March 20 ceramic artistic display.during a Camp Casey USO tour. “It was a great introduction Email: stacy.a.picard@korea.army.mil
    • 8 April 1, 20056 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area II Area The Morning Calm Weekly The Morning Calm WeeklyOrdnance from Page 5 Besides the 11 U.S. and two Korean After a brief inactivation, the ArmyAugmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers, activated the 65th Ordnancethe unit has 18 Korean civilian employees. Ammunition Company at Fort Bragg, “Most of our employees came with us N.C. in 1946.from Chuncheon,” Morrison said. “Many The unit later transferred to Fortof them have been with the 65th for more Knox, Ky., where it remained until theirthan 20 years. They are very loyal.” deployment to Korea. The move to the Camp Casey Enclave The Soldiers of the 65th were amongincreased Soldier quality of life. the historic Incheon invasion force in “We’re going to miss Camp Page, 1950, and played a pivotal role inbut the move has made my Soldiers providing ammunition to U.S. Marines.happy,” Morrison said. The unit was inactivated in 1955, and He cited the Post Exchange and activated again the following year forcommissary as reasons his Soldiers are participation in the Armed Forcespleased with the move. Special Weapons Project. “However, my Soldiers spend muchmore time on the road now,” he said. “Weare still responsible for the sameammunition sites in the Eastern Corridor.” Morrison said the ammunition his In 1961, it was reorganized and assigned to the U.S. Army Pacific, where it remained until 1968 when it was again inactivated. Finally, the unit was activated in ADcompany oversees is the “go-to-war 1992 at Camp Page.ammo.” The company is one of seven “If we don’t do our jobs, it affects subordinate units of the 6th Ordnancethe wartime missions of the U.S. and Battalion at Camp Carroll.ROK Armies,” Morrison said. Morrison said the most rewarding The Army formed the 65th Ordnance part of his job is the relationships heCo. in 1933. During World War II, the builds with ROKA soldiers.65th served in Algeria, Tunisia, Naples “We interact with them daily,” he said.and Rome.Safetyon the job, such as a broken hand andsmaller injuries like bruised and cut “When we go to war, we go together.” from Page 6 Factors such as proper training on tools and equipment, as well as proper GOESknuckles. training on safety equipment, should be “Personally, do not lift heavy objects taken into account.by yourself,” he said. “When you lift “Section leaders need to make sureheavy objects, always make sure you personnel know what can happen,”have a battle buddy there with you.” Clark said. “Leaders need to teach Clark also said that safety Soldiers what every piece of equipmentconsiderations should be put ahead of is on the safety board.”finishing the mission haphazardly. Proper Soldier conduct is paramount “Don’t be in such a hurry,” he said.“You should just take your time.” Safety is important because of thepersonnel and equipment costs, Clarksaid. “It’s important because personnelcould get hurt and equipment could get in the motor pool, Clark said. “There are a lot of things that are not safe in the motor pool,” he said. “You just have to take care of yourself and not mess around. Conduct needs HERE to be professional and mature otherwisedamaged,” he said. Soldiers will get hurt.” There are many steps that can betaken to alleviate the risk factors. E-mail giancarlo.casem@korea.army.mil PFC. GIANCARLO CASEMSpc. Matthew Clark, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Infantry Division, checksfor mechanical defects and leaks on a 5-ton truck.
    • April 1, 2005 Page 9Spirit Warrior Signal Soldiers rise to challenge2005 comingto Yongsan of real-world mission on Hill 448 By Alex Harrington Area II Public AffairsBy Alex Harrington YONGSAN — While otherArea II Public Affairs headquarter commands and tenant units YONGSAN simulate scenarios concerning what — “A Warrior’s might happen if North Korea attacked the Truth” is the Republic of Korea, signal Soldiers on top theme for this of Hill 448 deployed almost two weeks year ’s Spirit before the exercise began, to provide real- W a r r i o r world mission support during Reception, Conference, co- Staging, Onward Movement and hosted by Korea Integration, 2005. Installation There was a true sense of ‘espirit de Management corps’ among these signalers from BravoStaff Chaplain and Area II Men of the Company, 304th Signal Battalion, 1stMorning Calm April 29-30. The event will Signal Brigade, as they finished eatingbe held at the South Post Chapel. their morning breakfast, huddled around The Conference is an opportunity for the potbelly stove situated at the far endmen on the Korean peninsula to PHOTOS BY PFC. SEO KI-CHUL of the mess tent, joking and banteringfellowship with one another, be Spc. Justin Bates, a wire system installer with Bravo Company, 304th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal with each other before they headed outencouraged in their Christian walk and Brigade, checks the identification of an imcoming driver to Hill 448 during Reception, Staging, on to the snow covered site to conductbe challenged to “fight the good fight of Onward Movement and Integration 2005, a peninsula-wide exercise. their daily mission.faith.” Each man will have the “We have been up here on this hill Orange County, Calif. “We had to environment.”opportunity to be strengthened in their since March 8,” said Platoon Leader, deploy early to make sure we were However, being deployed in the field haswalk as a leader, husband, father, brother 1st. Lt. Jason Shin, a 27-year-old from good-to-go to provide tactical its downsize said Spc. Joseph Gerbine Jr.and friend. communications to the warfighter “I can’t speak on behalf of my fellow This year’s Spirit Warrior Conference before the kickoff of Foal Eagle and Soldiers, but being out here in the fieldfeatures dynamic guest speakers from Reception, Staging, Onward Movement makes it difficult to communicate withthe United States and across the and Integration.” my wife and five daughters back in thepeninsula. Their mission was to deploy and set states,” said the 32-year-old from Beebe, Refreshments will be provided up on top of Hill 448 and safely install, Ark. “Hygiene is hell out here also.during breaks throughout the operate and maintain tactical command “Especially when I have to shave in coldconference and a light meal is prepared control, communications, computers water and the razor seems to pluck myfor the first evening. All three meals and intelligence information systems. beard instead of cutting.”including a buffet lunch will be The 14 signal Soldiers took their job Gerbine also indicated that being inprovided for the second day. seriously and were very proud of the fact the field limits a person’s “personal Suggested donation is $10 for that no unit in their respective area of time.”registration fee. Three meals will be responsibility can communicate, via voice “I enjoy training with these guys … weprovided at no charge. Free lodging at and data, without them. all get along well, but I miss having timeDragon Hill Lodge will be provided “Most of my Soldiers here enjoy the alone to read and just chill out. In the fieldApril 29 for the first 200 men who training,” said Shin, who is also a graduate we are around each other 24/7.”register from Areas I, III and IV. from Cornell University. “They feel proud While there are negative aspects of The workshops will be taught by Pfc. Brian Buchanan, right, and Pfc. Kim Hak- for being out here in the field and knowing being in the field, Gerbine said that heleaders with first-hand knowledge and su, a Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army that their mission is real … providing real loved “this Soldiering stuff.”experience. This is a great opportunity soldier, both of 304th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal communications, conducting real “I love the field and doing what afor pastors, church staff, leaders, Brigade, inspect the cable lines to tactical concurrent training and experiencing thethose working in ministries and anyone antennas during RSO&I 2005. real elements out here in the See Signal Page 11 Signal,wanting to learn about excellence inministry to come and learn from theseexperienced personnel. A luncheon will be held for conference Upcoming Lieutenant Colonel, Chiefattendees at South Post Chapel. This willpresent an opportunity to learn, share and Warrant Officer promotion boards Lieutenant Colonel Promotion Board be submitted by April 5. For information, call 8th PERSCOMfellowship. Attention Majors: Fiscal Year 2005 at 724-7916. Questions may be e-mailed to Workshop sessions and services will Lieutenant Colonel Operations, Operational Letrice.stockard@korea.army.mil.be held at South Post Chapel, across the Support, Information Operations andstreet from Dragon Hill Lodge. Institutional Support promotion boards will Chief Warrant Officer Promotion Board For information about registration, convene April 12. The Chief Warrant Officer Selection Board will convenecontact Dave Horn at 723-3548 or by All U.S. Army majors with a date-of-rank May 3, 2005, to consider eligible warrant officers for CW3,e-mail at Dave.Horn@korea.army.mil. prior to July 1, 1999, will compete above the promotion CW4 and CW5 promotion.For information on lodging availability zone while others with a date-of-rank from July 2, 1999 to Warrant officers eligible for consideration should reviewand reservations, call Alan Arthur at June 1, 2000, will compete in the promotion zone. U.S. their official military personnel files prior to the board.723-8869 or send e-mail questions to Army majors with a date-of-rank between June 2, 2000, For information, contact 8th PERSCOM at 724-7916.ArthurA@korea.army.mil. and June 1, 2001, will compete below the promotion zone. E-mail inquiries may be sent to the following address: harringtona@korea.army.mil All mandatory or optional officer evaluation records must Letrice.stockard@korea.army.mil.
    • 10 April 1, 2005 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area II The Morning Calm Weekly New Bus Schedule Post Shuttle / Bus Schedule (Yongsan Bus Terminal) Yongsan - Incheon Airport L . Dragon Hill V 6:30 a.m. 7:50 a.m. 1 p.m. 10 p.m. Monday - Friday 6 a.m. 6:30 a.m. 7 a.m. 7:30 a.m. AR. Inchon AP (DEP #5) 7:29 a.m. 8:49 a.m. 1:59 p.m. 10:59 p.m. 8 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. (DEP #11) 7:30 a.m. 8:50 a.m. 2 p.m. 11 p.m. 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. L. V Inchon AP (ARR #1) 7:40 a.m. 9 a.m. 2:10 p.m. 11:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. (ARR #14) 7:42 a.m. 9:02 a.m. 2:12 p.m 11:35 p.m. 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Dragon Hill 8:50 a.m. 10:10 a.m. 3:10 p.m. 0:35 a.m. 6 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. AR. Yongsan Bus Terminal 9 a.m. 10:20 a.m. 3:20 p.m. 0:45 a.m. Weekend / Holiday 9 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 10:30 a.m. By AR 58-1, priority on military shuttle buses is as follows : 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 1. Personnel on official business (TDY or PCS with / without dependents) 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 2. Off-duty military personnel or DOD civilian employees 3. Reserve or National Guard members 4. Dependents of active duty personnel 5. Retirees Yongsan - Hannam Village Cp Market - Yongsan Weekday : Unit operates van shuttle Depart : Hannam 5:30 a.m. 7 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. Gate #17 (Stop Pt #4) 5:45 a.m. 7:15 a.m. 8:45 a.m. 10:15a.m. 11:45 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 7:15 p.m. L . Cp Market V 8 a.m. 1:10 p.m. 121st Hospital 5:48 7:18 a.m. 8:48 a.m. 10:18 a.m. 11:48a.m. 1:18 p.m. 2:48 p.m. 4:18 p.m. 5:48 p.m. 7:18 p.m. AR. Bus Terminal 10 a.m. 3:05 p.m. Collier Field H. 5:50 7:20 a.m. 8:50 a.m. 10:20 a.m. 11:50a.m. 1:20 p.m. 2:50 p.m. 4:20 p.m. 5:50 p.m. 7:20 p.m. L . Bus Terminal V 10:10 a.m. 3:10 p.m. New CDS Center 5:52 a.m. 7:22 a.m. 8:52 a.m. 10:22 a.m. 11:52 a.m. 1:22 p.m. 2:52 p.m. 4:22 p.m. 5:52 p.m. 7:22 p.m. AR. Cp Market 12 p.m. 4:45 p.m. Commissary 5:53 a.m. 7:23 a.m. 8:53 a.m. 10:23 a.m. 11:53 a.m. 1:23 p.m. 2:53 p.m. 4:23 p.m. 5:53 p.m. 7:23 p.m. (Times are subject to traffic conditions) Gate #52 5:54 a.m. 7:24 a.m. 8:54 a.m. 10:24 a.m. 11:54 a.m. 1:24 p.m. 2:54 p.m. 4:24 p.m. 5:54 p.m. 7:24 p.m. Youth Center 5:55 a.m. 7:25 a.m. 8:55 a.m. 10:25 a.m. 11:55 a.m. 1:25 p.m. 2:55 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 5:55 p.m. 7:25 p.m. Weekends : No schedules DHL T-4059 5:56 a.m. 7:26 a.m. 8:56 a.m. 10:26 a.m. 11:56 a.m. 1:26 p.m. 2:56 p.m. 4:26 p.m. 5:56 p.m. 7:26 p.m. (Suspended until further notice) Arrive : Moyer 7:29 a.m. 8:59 a.m. 10:29 a.m. 11:59 a.m. 1:29 p.m. 2:59 p.m. 4:29 p.m. 5:59 p.m. 7:29 p.m. Yongsan - Yongin Depart : Moyer 6 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 9 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12 p.m. 1:30 p.m 3 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 7:30 p.m. SAHS (High School) 6:05 a.m. 7:35 a.m. 9:05 a.m. 10:35 a.m. 12:05 p.m. 1:35 p.m 3:05 p.m. 4:35 p.m. 6:05 p.m. 7:35 p.m. Location Saturday Sunday Youth Center 6:06 a.m. 7:36 a.m. 9:06 a.m. 10:36 a.m. 12:06 p.m. 1:36 p.m. 3:06 p.m. 4:36 p.m. 6:06 p.m. 7:36 p.m. Gate #17 (Stop Pt #4) 6:07 a.m. 7:37 a.m. 9:07 a.m. 10:37 a.m. 12:07 p.m. 1:37 p.m. 3:07 p.m. 4:37 p.m. 6:07 p.m. 7:37 p.m. Moyer Departure 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 121st Hospital 6:08 7:38 a.m. 9:08 a.m. 10:38 a.m 12:08 a.m. 1:38 p.m. 3:08 p.m. 4:38 p.m. 6:08 p.m. 7:38 p.m. Gate 52 Departure 9:10 a.m. 9:10 a.m. Collier Field H. 6:09 7:39 a.m. 9:09 a.m. 10:39 a.m 12:09 a.m. 1:39 p.m. 3:09 p.m. 4:39 p.m. 6:09 p.m. 7:39 p.m. HHD S-10 Arrival 10:10 a.m. New CDS Center 6:10 a.m. 7:40 a.m. 9:10 a.m. 10:40 a.m. 12:10 p.m. 1:40 p.m. 3:10 p.m. 4:40 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 7:40 p.m. Commissary 6:12 a.m. 7:42 a.m. 9:12 a.m. 10:42 a.m. 12:12 p.m. 1:42 p.m. 3:12 p.m. 4:42 p.m. 6:12 p.m. 7:42 p.m. HHD S-10 Departure 10:15 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Gate #52 6:15 a.m. 7:45 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 7:45 p.m. Gate 52 Departure 11:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Arrive : Hannam 6:30 a.m. 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m 2:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. Moyer Arrival 11:25 a.m. Moyer Departure 4 p.m. 4 p.m. Gate 52 Departure 4:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m. HHD S-10 Arrival 5:05 p.m. Yongsan - K-16 HHD S-10 Departure 5:10 p.m. 5:10 p.m. Weekdays Gate 52 Departure 6:10 p.m. 6:10 p.m. L . Bus Terminal V 5:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:50 a.m. 11:10 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 7 p.m. Moyer Arrival 6:20 p.m. Bus Stop T3701 5:33 a.m.8:33 a.m. 9:53 a.m. 11:13 a.m. 3:33 p.m. 5:13 p.m. 7:03 p.m. Bus Stop T3666 5:34 a.m.8:34 a.m. 9:54 a.m. 11:14 a.m. 3:34 p.m. 5:14 p.m. 7:04 p.m. Commiskys 5:36 a.m. 8:36 a.m. 9:56 a.m. 11:16 a.m. 3:36 p.m. 5:16 p.m. 7:06 p.m. SP #51 5:38 a.m. 8:38 a.m. 9:58 a.m. 11:18 a.m. 3:38 p.m. 5:18 p.m. 7:08 p.m. Hannam Village 5:50 a.m. 8:50 a.m. 10:10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 3:50 p.m. 5:30p.m. 7:20 p.m. Yongsan - Camp Colbern AR. K-16 6:35 a.m. 9:35 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:20 p.m. 4:40 p.m. 6:20 p.m. 8:10 p.m. Weekdays L. V K-16 6:45 a.m. 10 a.m. 11:20 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 5:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 8:20 p.m. L . Yongsan Bus Terminal V 5:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 9:45 p.m. Hannam Village 7:20 a.m. 10:35 a.m. 11:55 a.m. 1:05 p.m. 6 p.m. 7:55 p.m. 9:10 p.m. BLDG #4210 5:18 a.m. 9:33 a.m. 1:03 p.m. 6:03 p.m.9:48 p.m. SP #51 7:37 a.m. 10:52 a.m. 12:12 p.m. 1:22 p.m. 6:18 p.m. 8:12 p.m. 9:12 p.m. SP #51 5:23 9:38 a.m. 1:08 p.m. 6:08 p.m. 9:53 p.m. North Emb Hsg 7:39 a.m. 10:54 a.m. 12:14 p.m. 1:24 p.m. 6:20 p.m. 8:14 p.m. 9:24 p.m. Hannam Village 5:31 a.m. - - - - Bus Stop T4212 7:41 a.m. 10:56 a.m.12:16 p.m. 1:26 p.m. 6:22 p.m. 8:16 p.m. 9:26 p.m. AR. Cp Colbern 6:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 2 p.m. 7:25 p.m. 10:50 p.m. Bus Stop T4059 7:42 a.m. 10:57 a.m. 12:17 p.m. 1:27 p.m. 6:23 p.m. 8:17 p.m. 9:27 p.m. AR. Bus Terminal 7:45 a.m. 11 a.m. 12:20 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6:25 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 9:30 p.m. L. V Cp Colbern 7 a.m. 11a.m. 2:20 p.m. 7:40 p.m. 11 p.m. Hannam Village Weekends SP #51 8 a.m. 11:52 a.m. 3:22 p.m. 8:47 p.m. 11:57 p.m. L . Bus Terminal V 7:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 10:30 p.m. BLDG #4210 8:05 a.m. 11:57a.m. 3:27p.m. 8:52 p.m. 0:02 a.m. Bus Stop T3566 7:33 a.m. 10:03 a.m. 12:33 p.m. 3:03 p.m. 5:33 p.m. 8:03 p.m. 10:33 p.m. AR. Yongsan Bus Terminal 8:10 a.m. 12 p.m. 3:30p.m. 8:55 p.m. 0:05 a.m. SP #51 7:37 a.m. 10:07 a.m. 12:37p.m. 3:07 p.m. 5:37 p.m. 8:07 p.m. 10:37 p.m. Hannam Village 7:50 a.m. 10:20 a.m. 12:50 p.m. 3:20 p.m. 5:50 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 10:50 p.m. Weekends AR. K-16 8:30 a.m. 11 a.m. 1:40 p.m. 4 p.m. 6:40 p.m. 9 p.m. 11:30 p.m. L . Yongsan Bus Terminal V 9:40 a.m. 4 p.m. 10 p.m. BLDG #4210 9:43 a.m. 4:03 p.m. 10:03 p.m. L . K-16 V 8:40 a.m. 11:10 a.m. 1:50 p.m. 4:10 p.m. 6:50 p.m. 9:10 p.m. SP #51 9:48 a.m. 4:08 p.m. 10:08 p.m. SP #51 9:20 a.m. 11:50 a.m. 2:40 p.m. 4:50 p.m.7:20 p.m. 9:50 p.m. AR. Cp Colbern 10:55 a.m. 5:20 p.m. 11:05 p.m. Bus Stop T4212 9:22 a.m. 11:52 a.m. 2:42 p.m. 4:52 p.m. 7:22 p.m. 9:52 p.m. AR. Bus Terminal 9:25 a.m. 11:55 a.m. 2:45 p.m. 4:55 p.m. 7:25 p.m. 9:55 p.m. L . Cp Colbern V 11 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 11:10 p.m. SP #51 12:02 p.m. 6:42 p.m. 0:02 a.m. BLDG #4210 12:07 p.m. 6:47 p.m. 0:07 a.m. AR. Yongsan Bus Terminal 12:10 p.m. 6:50 p.m. 0:10 a.m.
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area II April 1, 2005 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 11Signal from Page 9Soldier does, which is to train and takecare of your Soldiers,” he said, adding,“and it takes me away from themundane stuff of everyday life.” Each day the Soldiers on Hill 448performed a variety of tasks, frompreparing breakfast, to site beautification,to performing preventive maintenancechecks and services on their tacticalvehicles and other equipment. “Every morning we perform asafety and maintenance assistancechecklist to make sure we meet basicsafety standards of the brigade,” said30-year-old Sgt. Thomas Lopez, Yuma,Ariz. “We do this to ensure that allequipment is running properly and toidentify possible faults.” Sgt. Thomas Lopez, a radio system operator and maintainer with Bravo Company, 304th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, covers communications equipment with a vinyl covering to protect E-mail harringtona@korea.army.mil against the winter weather on Hill 448. Above : 1st Lt. Jason Shin, Bravo Company, 304th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, sweeps snow from the entrance of the mess tent on Hill 448, during Reception, Staging, At left: Sgt. Thomas Onward Movement, and Integration 2005. Lopez, Bravo Company, 304th Signal Battalion, At left: Pfc. Alexander Beyley, radio operator/ 1st Signal Brigade, maintainer with Bravo Company, 304th performs a daily Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, shaves preventive maintenance early in the morning before he begins his check on a TRC-173 upcoming shift during Reception, Staging, Radio van during Onward Movement and Integration 2005. Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration 2005. Ad goes here
    • April 1, 200512 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Community News “ Voice of the ROK” Chapter Tournament Golf Tournament Joongang Cinema. For information, call variety of activities and competitions for Signal Corps Regimental Association “Voice of the 776-9024. students of Korean, French, German and ROK” Chapter Golf Tournament will be held 1 p.m. Spanish will be offered. For information, call Monday at Sungnam Golf Course. For information, Magic Flute of Mozart 797-3666 or e-mail questions to call 724-4803. The Opera ‘Magic Flute of Mozart’ will be Laurie.Clark@pac.dodea.edu. held at 7:30 p.m. today - Wednesday in Tournament Best Ball Golf Tournament Opera Theater at Seoul Arts Center. For CYS Community Fun Fair 304th Signal Battalion will hold ‘Best Ball Golf information, call at 3476-6224. CYS Community Fun Fair will be held 11 Tournament’ 1 p.m. April 25 at Sungnam Golf Course. a.m. - 3 p.m. April 23 at the Yongsan Child For information, call 722-4458. Exhibitions and Festivals Development Center in order to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. Activities Area II Intramural Wo o d p r i n t E x h i b i t i o n will include martial arts demonstrations, Sof tball League Modern Woodprints from Korea, China and dance performances, games and face Community Events, Area II Intramural softball league will start April Japan will be displayed Sunday at the painting. For information, call 738-5556. Classes and Meetings 30. Those who want to participate in the program Ilmin Museum of Art. Special side are asked to register by April 18 at Yongsan Sports exhibits of “Korea’s Old Woodprints” from Religious activities Get the NCOA Scholarship Center. For information, call 736-4032/7746. the Goryeo Dynasty and the Joseon The Non-Commissioned Officers Association Dynasty are also on display. For Passover Seders in Seoul offers scholarships to DoDDs high school information, call 2020-2055 or log on to Seders will be held at 8 p.m. April 23 – 24 at the students who are family members of a U.S. Girl Scouts Looking for an http://www.ilmin.org. Religious Retreat Center. Reservations are required. military enlisted servicemember or a member Volunteer For reservations or information, e-mail of the NCOA or Dragon Hill Chapter. Those Girl Scouts of Korea is seeking an international Wo 3 r d Wo r l d C e r a m i c sanlando@yahoo.com or oxmanb@korea.army.mil. who have not received a large scholarship from volunteer staff to teach English for “English Village” Biennale another source are eligible to apply for the which will be held at Mt. Deokyu Campsite in Korea. The Third World Ceramic Biennale will Warrior Spirit Warrior 2005 scholarship. The deadline is today. For For information, call 397-4224 or e-mail be held with the theme of “Ceramics: The Spirit Warrior 2005, “A Warrior’s Truth” will be held information, call 723-8058. seoulclo@state.gov Vehicle of Culture” for 58 days from April April 29-30 at South Post Chapel. Free Lodging is 2 3 - J u n e 1 9 i n I c h e o n , Ye o j u a n d available for attendees traveling to Area II. For Walk Fallen A Walk for Fallen Heroes Movies and Opera Gwangju. For information, call 031-631- information, call 738-4043/723-8716 or e-mail A 7 km walk or run around Yongsan will be held 6504. grandinj@korea.army.mil. at 9 a.m. Saturday. This event is sponsored by Geuddae Geusaramdeul the Renaissance Program of Seoul American The movie, ‘Geuddae Geusaramdeul’ about Foreign Language Fair Submitting to TMCW High School for special scholarship fund raising. the historical event of President Park Jung Seeks Judges, V o l u n t e e r s Vo To submit items to Area II Community News, send For information, e-mail Hee’s assassination, will be screened with The Third Annual Foreign Language Fair and all pertinent information to Alex Harrington at Walkathon42@hotmail.com. English subtitles through April 14 in Competition will be held April 21-22. A harringtona@korea.army.mil. Ad goes here
    • The Morning Calm Weekly April 1, 2005 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 13 May English camp seeks host families Cooking up a win As part of the U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor program, an English Camp is being set up for about 30 (At Left) Staff Sgt. Vilaykone Saynorath and Pfc. Francisco Elias compete as Korean 10th-grade students to be part of Team Korea in the Pastry Category for the professional entry portion immersed in an English-speaking of the 30th Annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition. The Korea team environment, May 17-21. The program earned the title of Installation of the Year at the competition, held at Fort Lee, will include Seoul American High School Va., March 5-18. and Seoul-area high school students. (Below) Spc. Thomas Edwards, Pfc. Temeka Wells, Pfc. Francisco Elias, Organizers are looking for families of Spc. Laron Smith represent Team Korea in the U.S. Army culinary arts SAHS 10th- through 12th-graders who competition’s Baron H. Garland Culinary Knowledge Bowl. Other members would be willing to act as a host family of team included CW3 Travis Smith, Sgt. 1st Class Iris E. Cochrane, Staff to one or more of the Korean students Sgt. Bernard Book, Sgt. Glen Cassady, Sgt. Carlton Hunter, Sgt. Andre throughout the five day program. Guest Ward, SSG Bernard Book, SGT Glen Cassady, SGT Carlton Hunter, Sgt. students would live with host families Andre Ward, Spc. Jay Ruff and Spc. Andre Nash. during this time. “To compete and win as a team for Installation of the Year in tth 30th Annual The home stay would let these U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition is huge,” Smith said. “The competition students sample a bit of the American is something all cooks look forward to each and every year. lifestyle they wouldn’t normally see. Team Korea also won a Special Judges Award for Artistic Achievement Host families would be responsible for Table Exhibit and finished first in the knowledge bowl. each student during their stay, including providing some meals, picking up the students at the end of each day’s activities and bringing them back to their homes at the end of the day. Host family volunteers may sign up during the Parent Teacher Organization meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, in the SAHS Library or by calling Kevin Krejcarek, USFK Community Relations Office, at 723-6085. Signup deadline is April 8. In addition to host families, a volunteer coordinator is also needed to manage or direct the Home Stay program by working with the host families on this worthwhile activity.
    • April 1, 200514 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly April 1-7 The Passion of The Passion of The Wedding The Wedding Robots PG Assault of The Life the Christ PG-13 the Christ PG-13 Date PG-13 Date PG-13 Precinct 13 R Aquatic R Assault of The Life Hide and No Show The Passion of Alone in Alone in Precinct 13 R Aquatic R Seek R the Christ PG-13 the Dark R the Dark R The Wedding The Pacifier The Pacifier Assault of No Show No Show No Show Date PG-13 PG PG Precinct 13 R The Pacifier The Pacifier The Pacifier Hide and Hide and Alone in Alone in PG PG PG Seek R Seek R the Dark R the Dark R The Pacifier Assault of Hide and No Show No Show No Show No Show PG Precinct 13 R Seek R Pooh’s The Wedding The Passion of Phantom of the Phantom of the Fat Albert G The Life Heffalump Movie Date PG-13 the Christ PG-13 Opera PG-13 Opera PG-13 Aquatic R PG-13 Man of the Man of the Closed for Closed for Closed for Closed for Closed for House PG-13 House PG-13 Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Alone in the Dark The Wedding Date In Good Company Phantom of the The Ring Two Two The Pacifier -- An A supernatural detective Kat Ellis’s worst nightmare Dan is demoted from head Opera -- A disfigured Sequel to the horror flick undercover agent fails to named Carnby travels to is about to come true. Not of ad sales in a corporate musical genius haunts the The Ring, Naomi Watts protect an important Shadow Island to solve the only is her younger, half- takeover. His new boss, catacombs beneath the reprises her role as Rachel government scientist and mystery of a friend’s death. sister, Amy, getting married Carter is half his age—a Paris Opera, waging a Keller, who, six months then agrees to look after the While there, he discovers the before her, but to add insult business school prodigy reign of terror over its after the events of the first man’s five out-of-control secrets of the Abskani, an to injury, the groom’s best who preaches corporate occupants. When he falls film, moves to Astoria, kids when they are ancient tribe that worshiped man is Kat’s ex-fiancée, synergy. Both men are fatally in love with the lovely Ore., with her son, Aidan, suddenly thrust into demonic forces which gave Jeffrey. Unable to bear the going through turmoil at Christine, the Phantom to escape their memories danger. Now, he’s finding them incredible powers. thought of attending alone, home. Dan can’t afford to devotes himself to creating of what happened in what tough really is when Carnby’s findings suggest she hires an escort to play lose his job in the wave of a new star for the Opera, Seattle. When a few locals he pits his combat skills that the Abskani are poised her boyfriend. Her rented corporate layoffs. Dan and exerting a strange sense of start dying, however, and a against diapering, den- to return to take over the date, fits the bill perfectly. Carter’s relationship is control over the young strange, familiar videotape mothering and drivers world. With the help from his He’s handsome, intelligent, thrown into jeopardy when soprano as he nurtures her reappears, Rachel becomes training. former girlfriend, an well spoken, and a perfect Carter begins an affair extraordinary talents. He aware that the creepy archeologist who has the gentleman. The plan? Make with, Dan’s daughter. wants Christine for his own, Samara is back and after knowledge to stop the Kat’s ex sorry that he ever but Christine falls in love with Aidan. demons, Carnby must fight left her. Raoul. Feeling betrayed, the against their attempts to take Phantom decides to kidnap over his mind and to conquer her and imprison her with the Earth. him in his lair. Hitch PG-13 No Show Hitch PG-13 Assault on No Show No Show No Show Precinct 13 R The Ring Two The Ring Two The Ring Two Closed for Closed for Closed for Closed for PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Exercise Exercise Exercise Exercise Alone in Phantom of the Phantom of the The Wedding The Wedding No Show The Ring Two the Dark R Opera PG-13 Opera PG-13 Date PG-13 Date PG-13 PG-13 The Passion of Phantom of the The Wedding The Wedding No Show The Ring Two Are We There the Christ PG-13 Opera PG-13 Date PG-13 Date PG-13 PG-13 Yet? PG The Ring Two The Ring Two The Ring Two The Wedding The Wedding The Wedding The Wedding PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Date PG-13 Date PG-13 Date PG-13 Date PG-13 The Ring Two Fat Albert G Lemony Snicket Coach Carter Coach Carter In Good In Good PG-13 PG PG-13 PG-13 Company PG-13 Company PG-13 Fat Albert G Fat Albert G Lemony Snicket Phantom of the Phantom of the Phantom of the Phantom of the PG Opera PG-13 Opera PG-13 Opera PG-13 Opera PG-13
    • The Morning Calm Weekly April 1, 2005 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 15Learning to focus on blessings, not problemsBy Chaplain (Capt.) Frank Ciampa and NOTHING can extinguish that light or separate was in a wheelchair. She had on the finest dress and498th Corps Support Battalion us from it. “We” are the only things that can separate shoes that money could buy. The shoes, in particular, Life has its ups and downs, even for those with a us from the light; from enjoying the blessings and love caught his eyes because his own daughter was wearingstrong faith. It can be a challenge to praise God when of God. Therefore, rather than wallowing in the old worn out shoes. It seemed unfair that a cripple shouldthere is trouble in our lives. Our human nature often darkness, we should seek God in prayer and worship, have such nice shoes when his daughter could makeprefers to focus on our problems, rather than upon because God brings comfort, hope, wisdom and better use of them. He was jealous and a little angry overour blessings. strength to any situation. God gives us the light to see the shoes and said to the rich man, “I would give anything Sometimes in life we get physically, mentally or through the darkness that creeps into our lives. God if I could give my daughter a pair of shoes as beautifulemotionally tired. Our bodies get tired from getting up helps reveal our blessings. as your daughter’s.” The rich man replied, “I wouldearly and running around all day. We get mentally tired ‘Envy’ and ‘self-pity’ are two examples of the give up my wealth, my home, everything I have, includingtrying to do well in a class or with the challenges in darkness that blinds us. I heard a story that illustrates my life, if my daughter could walk down this churchthe workplace. this point very well. In a church, during a Confirmation aisle like your daughter.” Emotionally we are drained by worry, by bad news ceremony there were two very different families with Sometimes our blessings are right in front of us, butand by personal problems. From time to time, we all daughters waiting to go down the church aisle to be we are looking elsewhere. When we find ourselveshit these low points, but thanks to God we do not Confirmed at the altar. overwhelmed by the troubles of life, we need to askhave to stay in this dark condition. One family was very poor and one was very rich. God to lift us out of the darkness, and thank God for the Christians believe that Christ is the light of the world The poor father looked at the rich man’s daughter, who blessings we already have. Area II Worship Services Worship Protestant Collective Sunday 6 p.m. South Post Chapel Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel 1 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. South Post 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 1 p.m. Memorial Chapel 3rd Tuesday 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Thomas Drake Church International DrakeT@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@korea.army.mil or DSN 725-2955 9:30 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel (Korean) 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David Colwell 10 a.m. South Post Chapel David.Colwell@korea.army.mil or DSN 738-4043 Tuesday 12:05 p.m. 121 Hospital Chapel 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel 7 p.m. South Post Chapel Chaplain (Maj.) Stanley Whitten Noon South Post Chapel (Gospel) Whittense@korea.army.mil or DSN 736-3018 10:30 a.m. K-16 Community Chapel Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri 12:05 p.m. Memorial Chapel Ad goes here
    • 16 April 1, 2005 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Feature The Morning Calm WeeklyKids embrace Easter fun with egg hunt, candyKorea Region Public Affairs Easter means many things to manypeople. For children at military installationsacross the Republic of Korea, the holidaywas a chance to embrace fun andcompetition. About 30 children met March 25 atthe Camp Red Cloud commissary parkinglot for an Easter egg hunt, sack races andcandy giveaways. “This is the second year we’ve put thistogether,” said Natalia Lyons, CRC PearBlossom Cottage manager. “The childrenlove it.” The CRC Commissary and vendorsdonated food and drinks. The commissarygave away three $25 shopping sprees anda special Easter basket to lucky winners. The commissary staff also helped runthe Easter egg hunt. Better Opportunites forSingle and unaccompanied Soldiers, PearBlossom Cottage and the Chaplain’sOutreach program also supported the event. “We hid candy in plastic eggs,” said JoseGonzalez, CRC Commissary manager. “Inthree of them we put a note telling themthey had won a $25 shopping spree.” DAVID MCNALLY In Area III, the holiday was greeted Five-year old Mark Anthony Walter (right) bounces his way to the finish line in an Easter sack race March 25 at Camp Red Cloud.with the Easter Eggstravaganza at CampHumphreys’ Soldier’s Park. Childrenenjoyed an Egg Grab, featuring 1,200prize-filled plastic eggs. At Yongsan, about 35 egg huntersgathered at Commiskey’s to hunt for eggsand visit from a costumed BOSS repstanding in for the Easter Bunny. “I feel that this year was a greatsuccess. We had more children than lastyear, which made it even better.,” saidSpc. Allan Springer, BOSS rep for 14thSingal Detachment, who volunteered atthe event. “ We are hoping that this keeps ROGER EDWARDSbuilding to be a huge event within the next Face painting was among the activities at Camp Humphrey’s Easterfew years.” Eggstravaganza GALEN PUTNAM A tot takes a moment to sample some of the goodies he scooped up during the Camp Walker Easter egg hunt Saturday at Kelly Field. The event, sponsored by the Taegu Spouses’ Association and supported by Better Opportunities for Single and unaccompanied Soldiers members, attracted more than 100 eager participants. DAVID MCNALLYMary-Elizabeth McGoran, 3, holds an Easter egg she found during the egg hunt. Spc. Casey Brack looks on.
    • April 1, 200518 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly MWR survey seeks user input CFSC Marketing YONGSAN – To better provide the Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs community members want Korea Region is participating in the Army-wide 2005 Suzanne Vega Concert MWR Leisure Needs Survey. The USO has discount tickets for a The survey will obtain valuable Monday concert by recording artist information about customer leisure-time Suzanne Vega. The performance will be activities, as well as use and satisfaction at Chungmu Art Hall and will begin at 8 p.m. USO is offering tickets at a discount with MWR facilities and programs. The of 10 percent for military ID carholders. Leisure Needs Survey is a key source of Stop by any USO office for information information for MWR managers, local or call 724-7003. commanders and senior Army leadership. TIM HIPPS Survey data is used in program planning Sunday Bowling Tournament Bronze medalist Staff Sgt. Christopher Downs (left) of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, scores with and decision-making to improve the MWR Visit and enjoy the Sunday Bowling a left jab during a 21-12 semifinal loss to Brandon Gonzalez of San Jose, Calif., in the men’s activities that are important to quality of Tournament, 1 p.m. every Sunday at 178-pound division of the 2005 U.S. Amateur Boxing National Championships at the U.S. life in the community. Camp Red Cloud Bowling Center. The Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Usually conducted every three years, Army wins 3 medals in nationals tournament will be a combination of Handicap, Scratch, 9-Pin No-Tap and 3– the Leisure Needs Survey is customized 6–9. Also stay late to enjoy X-Treme for each participating installation. This Bowling from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. year’s survey will be fielded at 92 By Tim Hipps in the opening minute. installations, with over 260,000 surveys Pool Tournament Army News Service “I was shocked,” Brown, 24, said of distributed Army-wide to active-duty Camp Red Cloud Community Activity COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A Crews’ aggressiveness. “I didn’t think Soldiers, spouses, civilian employees and Center is hosting a pool tournament at young and inexperienced squad exhibited [her punches] were landing to the point military retirees. 11 a.m. every Sunday. The winner will the All-Army boxing team’s best where she was scoring that much.” Soldiers and civilian employees selected receive a coupon for dinner at performance in five years in the 2005 U.S. Downs, 30, stationed at Schofield through random sampling distribution will Mitchell’s. For information, call 732- Amateur Boxing National Championships Barracks, Hawaii, dropped a 21-12 receive a survey through their unit or 6246. March 15 to 19 at the U.S. Olympic decision to Brandon Gonzalez of San Jose, workplace. The survey will be mailed Primo’s Adds Oriental Specials Training Center. Calif., in the semifinals. Downs was directly to spouses and military retirees. Camp Casey Primo’s Express is offering Although the Soldiers didn’t produce allowed by supervisors of the 127th If selected to participate, community Oriental specials starting in April. Menu any national champions, All-Army Coach Infantry Division at Forward Operating members are urged to take advantage of items are Bulgogi, Mixed Grill, Vegetable Basheer Abdullah said they exceeded his Base Warrior in Iraq to attend the All-Army this opportunity to voice their opinion on Beef/Chicken/Pork and Fried Rice. expectations. boxing camp and compete in the 2005 Army MWR. The greater the number of Primo’s Oriental Special comes with Spc. Christina Brown won a silver Armed Forces Championships and U.S. responses, the more accurate and helpful choice of 16-oz. soda. For information, medal in the women’s 165-pound weight National Championships. Downs qualified the information is in guiding the Army in call 730-3400. class. Staff Sgt. Christopher Downs and for a berth in the U.S. Army World Class providing the MWR programs the 1st Lt. Boyd Melson won bronze medals Athlete Program by winning an Armed community wants and needs. All survey 10-Cent Wings in the men’s 178- and 152-pound Forces crown. His performance here responses are anonymous and Ten-cent Chicken Wing Night (with purchase of a drink) is available at Camp divisions respectively. solidified the selection, Abdullah said. confidential. Casey Primo’s Express and Golf Course All told, six Soldiers reached the Melson, 23, a WCAP member and A comprehensive installation report of Club at 5 p.m. every Friday. For quarterfinals, including Sgt. Joe Guzman graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at survey data will be provided to each information, call the Camp Casey area (201 pounds) and Spc. David Gallegos West Point, N.Y., lost 15-10 in the 152- installation in late 2005. Each report will club manager at 730-4334. (141 pounds), both of Fort Carson, Colo., pound semis to Brooklyn’s Daniel Jacobs. provide patron data in the form of an and Sgt. Lavalle Viridiana (119 pounds) Abdullah praised the All-Army boxers electronic, queriable database consisting Customer Feedback Contest of Fort Myer, Va. for their performances. of both installation-specific and Area I MWR has a unique customer Brown, a 6-foot-3-inch, multi-sport athlete “These athletes definitely exceeded my cumulative Regional and Army-wide data. feedback mechanism called Orange stationed at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., lost her expectations,” he said. “I thought I was The Army MWR Leisure Needs Survey Customer Comment Card. Comment Cards are available at any MWR facility gold-medal bout to Baltimore’s Franchon going to get maybe one or two [boxers] is conducted by the U.S. Army in Area I. Right now MWR is Crews when the referee stopped the contest into the semis. That would’ve been a Community and Family Support Center, conducting a contest involving the 67 seconds into the first round. The much blessing. But they accepted the challenge, the Army agency which manages Morale, Orange Customer Comment Card. shorter and stockier Crews attacked from dug in deep, and ... we advanced three Welfare and Recreation programs Complete a Comment Card with your the opening bell and tallied more than 15 points into the semis, so I’m pleased.” worldwide. personal contact information on it. Drop it off at any U.S. mailbox. At the end of Holiday each month three names will be announced to receive a coupon for lunch, dinner or services at any Area I MWR Club, Bowling Center or Golf Course. For information about the Helpers contest, call 732- 6274. (At right) Better Opportunities for Single and unaccompanied Mass Communication Seminar Servicemembers The Parent Teacher Organzation and Army Career Alumni Program are representative, Senior Airman sponsoring an appearance by Emmy Sara Festavan, stands in for the Award-winning producer and writer, Easter Bunny in pictures with Steven Smalley at the Seoul American children at the Yongsan Easter High School Auditorium from 6-8 p.m. egg hunt Saturday. About 10 Wednesday. BOSS reps participated in co- Smalley will discuss careers in mass sponsoring the event. The Better Opportunities for Single and unaccompanied communications, including radio, BOSS reps hid eggs, set up a Servicemembers representatives hide eggs at an Easter television, theater and motion pictures. prize table and photographed Egg Hunt at Commiskey’s on YongsanGarrison, Saturday. For information, call 738-7322. participating children. PHOTOS BY STAFF SGT. BERNADETTE A. JAVOIS
    • April 1, 2005 Page 21Easter Eggstravaganza fills Soldier’s Park with activity Saturday, as the site hosts a variety ofactivities to mark the beginning of Month of the Military Child.Easter Eggstravaganza kicksoff Month of the Military ChildBy Roger Edwards “Soldiers from the 194th MaintenanceArea III Public Affairs Battalion and U.S. Army Area III Support CAMP HUMPHREYS – Camp Activity did the cooking for us,” saidHumphreys annual Easter Michael Mooney, marketing manager for“Eggstravaganza” was celebrated Area III Morale, Welfare and Recreation.Saturday at Soldier’s Park. “They cooked hot dogs for about 1,500 The event kicked off with an “Egg people in just a couple of hours.”Grab,” instead of the traditional egg hunt. “There were other volunteers from the “We wanted every child to get a share community,” said James Howell, Area IIIof the eggs,” said Tami Taliento, sports director. “We had a clown, anEggstravaganza volunteer. “In a traditional Easter Bunny and Sparky the Fire Dogegg hunt the big kids have the advantage. wandering around to help entertain the“We put the eggs out in three different children. Volunteers operated games, aareas of the park for different age groups face-painting booth, fingerprinting boothso everyone would get some.” and information booth. It didn’t take long for every egg to Mooney said the event was a bigbe claimed. The 12,000 plastic eggs success that couldn’t have happened withstuffed with small toys and goodies the help of the many volunteers.were grabbed by both American and The final events in the day’s activitiesKorean youngsters. were a demonstration by Camp Following the “Egg Grab,” focus shifted Humphreys’ K-9 Military Police unit andto the park’s second field where volunteers a Junior Olympics competition in whichfrom Better Opportunities for Single and all participants won the “Gold.”unaccompanied Soldiers had set up the Moon Month of the Military Child events areWalk, Obstacle Course, Bungee Run and listed in April’s editions of the Area IIIVelcro Wall play environments. “Leisure Informer” and “Youth Newsletter.” PHOTOS BY ROGER EDWARDS Five-year-old Hana Seo takes time out from Eggstravaganza activities to enjoy a hot dog prepared by volunteers from the 194th Maintenance Battalion. Mathew and Laura Szymanski check out theirThe “Obstacle Course” proves to be a popular activity for children old enough to enjoy it. take following the Egg Grab. Two young girls greet the Easter Bunny.Saturday’s Eggstravaganza features an “Egg Grab,” hot dogs and a variety of other activities under the open sky for the entire family. The event drew around 1,500 people to Camp Humphreys’ Soldiers Park.
    • 22 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly April 1, 2005 Area III The Morning Calm WeeklyNewcomers BriefingThe monthly Newcomer’s Briefing will Military working dog retires By Roger Edwards adopted and will return to the United “We’re going to miss her a lot.”be held in the Community Activities Area III Public AffairsCenter at 8 a.m. April 12. After a break States with her new family. Tosca completed training at Lacklandfor lunch, newcomers will engage in a CAMP HUMPHREYS – A military “She’s been a big part of our Air Force Base, Texas, in 1995 and waswalking tour of Anjong-ri, the working dog named Tosca retired in a operation,” said Sgt. James assigned to Korea in August of that year.community outside Camp Humphreys ceremony at the Community Activities Pendergrass, acting non-commissioned Her specialty is narcotics detection and,Main Gate. For information, call 753- Center March 23, after 10 years of officer in charge, 544th and 906th over the years, she has been responsible6901 or 753-8401. Army service – most of which occurred detachments, 94th Military Police for the seizure of several pounds of at Camp Humphreys. She has been Battalion, Camp Humphreys kennels. marijuana and methamphetamines.Town Hall Meeting “We’re really happy about Tosca’sThe quarterly Town Hall meeting is retirement and adoption,” said Capt.scheduled in the CommunityActivities Center at 6 p.m. April 19. Michael Sanders, 94th MP Bn. “It’s a really good end for her career.”Taxi Fare Increase During the ceremony, attended byThe base fare for Army and Air Force military police members from as farExchange Service taxi cabs in Area III a w a y a s Yo n g s a n , S a n d e r swill increase from $1.50 to $1.80 for the presented the 11-year-old Toscainitial meter reading effective today. with the Army Achievement MedalThe fare increase will offset rising fuel citing her long service (70 dogcosts and fluctuation in the exchange years) and successful career.rate, according to AAFES officials. For Tosca has been adopted by Chiefinformation, call 753-8290. Warrant Officer 5 Chuck Wakins, aPTO Dinner and Movie member of Delta 21 Air Defense ArtilleryA PTO Dinner and Movie will be held at Kunsan Air Base. She will rotate backat 6 p.m. today at the Blackhorse to the states with him in November andDining Facility. For information, call will spend a year at Fort Bliss, Texas.Candice Banks at 031-300-6711. Following his own retirement, Wakins intends to take Tosca to his ranchUSO Tours outside San Bernardino, Calif.United Service Organizations offers a Wakins said that he is really glad tovariety of tours, including:Thursday, Shilluk Temple and get Tosca. “She’s got a greatBuddhist Museum personality,” he said. “She’ll make aApril 8, Han River Cruise with dinner good addition to the family.”April 10, Seoul Land & Zoo Over the years Tosca has had 16April 17, Lotte World Amusement Park handlers. “That’s really unusual,” saidFor information, call 753-6281. Capt. Sanders. “Mostly a dog is with a handler for at least a year or two. ButCross -Cultural Marriage Seminar the situation means that she’s gottenA cross-cultural marriage seminar used to change and can adapt well towill be held April 11-12 in the MWR new situations.”Training Room. Pre-registration isrequired. For information, call 753- Tosca’s loss is not going to affect8782. mission readiness at the kennel.Softball Sign-up “We’ve already gotten a replacementThe 2005 Camp Humphreys Men’s for Tosca,” said Pendergrass, “and evenPost-Level Softball Team is now ROGER EDWARDS though we’ll miss her, she deserves aconducting sign-ups for the upcoming Staff Sgt. Tosca relaxes at her retirement ceremony March 23. long, happy retirement.”softball season. Sign up in person at Falcon decon units in place at Humphreysthe Camp Humphreys post gymthrough April 15. For information callthe post gym at 753-8810. Area III Public Affairs When used with the Falcon, the foam is able to decontaminate allPMO, Vehicle Registration Hours CAMP HUMPHREYS – Area III is the latest recipient of the chemical or biological exposures.New hours for the Area III ProvostMarshall Office and Vehicle Falcon Fixed Site Decontamination System. Mounted on a Ford F- The truck carries a deck gun mounted on the truck bed insideRegistration are 7:30-noon and 1 p.m.- 350 truck and trailer, the system provides mobile terrain and large a personnel safety cage. The gun can swivel 360 degrees, is3 p.m. Monday-Friday. All clearing for or fixed-site decontamination support. manually controlled and has an expanded foam application ratethe Provost Marshal’s Office and Seven of the units were delivered to Camp Humphreys last of 800 gallons per minute. The gun produces 15,000 gallons ofVehicle Registration will be at Bldg week, and operating crews were trained to handle the machine. foam per tank. It’s used to decontaminate vehicles, aircraft,544, Rm. 201 behind the health clinic. According to trainers Willie Penn and Aaron Martin, buildings and other large structures.For information, call 753-6609. employees of the Falcon’s maker Intelagard Emergency There is a one-and-a-half inch non-collapsible fire hose delivery Response Systems, the truck provides the mobility for the system built onto the trailer. The final projection device is a sprayArea III Tax Center system and carries one delivery system, but the trailer is the bar on the rear of the trailer. Its six nozzles produce an 80-The Area III Tax Center is open for tax heart of the Falcon. The heavy-duty dual-axel trailer carries degree spray angle in a fan pattern and will produce 32 gallonsadvice and tax return preparation.Soldiers should contact their unit tax twin 500-gallon tanks with the engines and pumps to mix, per minute of decontamination spray each at 100 pounds peradvisor. Department of Defense compress and deliver decontaminate foam as far as 100 feet. square inch. It will decontaminate a path 10 feet across.civilians, family members and other There are three foam projection devices included in the Falcon. A total of 44 of the units will be delivered to Korea.valid ID cardholders are also eligiblefor tax preparation service. Forinformation, call 753-3170.Area III Web SiteThe Area III Web site is now online athttp://area3.korea.army.mil. The sitehas helpful information and news forall community members. Forinformation, call 753-8847. ROGER EDWARDS The Falcon Decontamination System is built around a Ford 350 pick-up truck and a dual axel commercial trailer with twin 500 gallon tanks.
    • April 1, 2005The Morning Calm Weekly Area III http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 23 Korea provides exciting CommentaryAmerica salutes volunteers activities for family members By Roger Edwards unaccompanied Soldiers, the Omega By Samantha McKenna and for future hires. Area III Public Affairs Psi Phi Fraternity, the Masons and Area III Public Affairs Teaching language is among the most CAMP HUMPHREYS – April 17 the Eastern Star. As members of CAMP HUMPHREYS – Korea can popular job choices among spouses in – 23 is National Volunteer Week 2005. these organizations, volunteers give be a hard place for a military spouse to Korea. There are many opportunities to According to the Points of Light up their free time and money to help find work. teach. A spouse can give private lessons Foundation, National Volunteer Week wherever labor and money might be More families than ever are making the or may teach at a local school. Korean sponsor, the week is about thanking needed. They finance scholarships, move to Korea and the increasing number nationals may have the opportunity to one of America’s arrange trips, help of spouses means more competition for teach the Korean language to the most valuable assets clean up the the few jobs available. One of the best English-speaking military members and – volunteers – and community and places to look for paid employment at their families. calling to public work to help Camp Humphreys is Army Community Many spouses in Korea have families attention all they do neighboring Services. LaVita Vincent is the that take most of their time. For those to improve our communities. employment manager at ACS and she can without families, time can be filled with communities. They teach, they help identify skills and experience that shopping, exercise, exploring or Area III benefits coach, they cook, might lead to paid employment. education. Many spouses get groups from the services of they clean. In addition to paid jobs, there are a together who share similar interests. our volunteers at They’re baby number of other things to do while in They may go search through antique least as much as any sitters and book Korea. The most important thing is to shops or take day trips to neighboring community in the readers and Area find your niche within the community. cities. They may take classes and States. Volunteers are III would be a A popular choice is to take one of increase their education. A majority see found locally in poorer, less the volunteer opportunities available. their time in Korea as a great opportunity offices, assisting with pleasant place to Check in with the ACS office and fill to get in shape and adjust to a healthier administrative duties. be without them. out a volunteer form. Base organizations lifestyle. The slower pace allows many There are volunteers Over the next always need volunteers. Volunteering spouses to research healthier eating working in the clinic, the Community few weeks the Public Affairs Office also allows a worker to gain experience options, learn new recipes and spend Activities Center, the youth center, will be running articles concerning and skills to add to a resume. Volunteer some time in the gym. Humphreys American Elementary our volunteers. We will not be able experience on a resume shows activity Whatever your interests or hobbies, School, the chapel, the Red Cross and to acknowledge each by name, but during a tour of Korea and shows there is sure to be something for you the Painted Door Thrift Shop. we will be saluting each as best we employers that a potential employee in Korea. Volunteers also join organizations can. We hope that each reader will cares about work. Companies may look (Editor’s Note: Samantha McKenna is such as the United Club, Better join in and say thanks to each friend for volunteer experience when hiring a volunteer with the Area III Public Opportunities for Single and and neighbor who is also a volunteer. new employees, so volunteer duty while Affairs Office. She may be reached at in Korea could be great for the career samantha.mckenna@gmail.com.) Did you change the date on Pg. 24? Ad goes here
    • April 1, 2005 Page 25Food court a new jewel in Camp Carroll crownBy Galen Putnam “This partnership exemplifies the phrase ‘theArea IV Public Affairs whole is greater than the sum of the parts,’” CAMP CARROLL – As celebrants Stenseth said, “The funds generated …gathered, aromas from several name-brand ultimately return to the community and benefiteateries wafted through the air. But, this was Soldiers by enhancing MWR programs.”no mall in middle America – it was the grand Community members expressedreopening of the Army And Air Force their approval of the facility and itsExchange Service Food Court at Camp expanded offerings.Carroll March 24. “The Soldiers here are far away from The renovated and expanded food court their families and hometowns. Anythingfeatures new additions Pizza Hut, Popeyes to make them feel more at home is aChicken & Biscuits, Subway and Baskin morale booster,” said Sgt. 1st ClassRobbins in addition to Burger King and the Anthony Rivera, 226th Signal Company,American Eatery. Besides adding dining 307th Signal Battalion, Camp Carroll. “Theoptions, the $940,000 project added more selection is great and they have goodthan 50 seats to the facility that also includes GALEN PUTNAM facilities. That shows they care aboutthe installation’s Cyber Café. Customers sample the offerings following the Camp Carroll AAFES food court grand reopening what the Soldiers want.” “These establishments are all names from March 24. More than 100 community members and dignitaries attended the event. “This feels just like being in the states,”home that bring a taste of home to Camp allow Soldiers to dine on the familiar foods was a partnership betweenAAFES and Camp said Pvt. Whitney Pickering, 57th MilitaryCarroll,” said Paul Stenseth, general manager they grew up with while enjoying the Carroll Morale, Welfare and Recreation. The Police Company, 728th Military Policefor AAFES Capital and Southern convenience of a state-of-the-art food court.” building belongs to MWR, while the food Battalion, Camp Carroll. “It is just like beingConsolidated Exchanges. “The offerings here The project, which started in June 2003, establishments are direct operations ofAAFES. at home.”Area IV salutes military children throughout month of AprilBy Cpl. Oh Dong-keun and Hialeah. Morale, Welfare and Recreation and other Child Abuse Prevention Month in a presidentialArea IV Public Affairs organizations are also sponsoring events to proclamation. In 1986, Secretary of Defense Casper W. CAMP HENRY – Area IV is recognizing Month of acknowledge children. Weinberger declared April as Month of the Military Child.the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of “America has a fundamental duty to protect thein April. A variety of activities are planned during the the Military Child are recognized together in U.S. Army safety and well-being of its children,” said Presidentmonth by the Area IV Family Advocacy Program, and communities around the world.Child and Youth Services on camps Walker, Carroll In 1982, President Ronald Reagan declared April as See Children Page 28 Children,AER helps Army Command Presencetake care of ownBy Cpl. Oh Dong-keunArea IV Public Affairs CAMP HENRY – When emergencyneeds arise in a Soldier’s life, whether activeduty, reserve or retired, help is available froman organization that has been aiding Soldiersin need for more than 60 years. Established in 1942, the ArmyEmergency Relief, a private, nonprofitorganization dedicated to “Helping theArmy Take Care of Its Own,” hasmaintained a long-standing tradition ofassisting Soldiers every day, in peace andwar, to help them during times offinancial need. “The AER provides Soldiers withemergency financial assistance when theydon’t have the money to cover expensesthat arise as emergencies,” said StevenLamontagne, financial readiness programmanager at Camp Henry Army CommunityService. “It also provides scholarships tofamily members of Soldiers through theSpouse Education Assistance Program.” Since the organization does not GALEN PUTNAMreceive government subsidies, AER Col. Donald J. Hendrix (second from left), commander, Area IV Support Activity, followed by his wife Dana, join other models during the grandconducts an Army-wide fund drive each finale of the 17th Daegu Collection Hanbok Fashion Show at the Korea Fashion Center in Daegu March 16. About 1,000 spectators and mediaspring to in order to ensure adequate jammed the auditorium for the show that featured designers Lee Pil-neum, Kim Bok-yeon, Seong Nan-hui, and Lee Mi-yae. The event wasresources to assist Soldiers in need. sponsored by the City of Daegu, KBS – Daegu and the Daegu Kyungbook Textile Industry Association. The event was part of a two-day See AER Page 26 AER, fashion fair featuring designers from Korea and the United States.
    • April 1, 200526 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly Tuition Assistance Available RSOI: Hungry hordes invade Area IV Tuition Assistance for Soldiers By Pfc. Marcos E. Alices Kinch and “Our mission as a dining registering for Term IV, Monday – May Pvt. Alexandra Hemmerly-Brown facility is to provide cafeteria- 14 is now available. For information or 210th MPAD, Garner, N.C. style quality foods to Soldiers, to register, call the Camp Henry CAMP WALKER – Imagine getting 100 percent,” he said. Education Center in the Daegu area at up at 3 a.m. to cook and serve breakfast Meeting the high expectations 768-7919, the Camp Carroll Education to more than 500 Soldiers. It sounds of Soldiers can be tough. Most Center at 765-7702 or the Camp Hialeah like an undesirable job, but for the servicemembers, however, Education Center at 763-7516 in the kitchen staff at Camp Walker’s Taegu seemed pleased with the food at Busan area. Mountain Inn, it’s business as usual. the Taegu Mountain Inn. With the addition of more than 750 “The food has been better than Summer Hire Program extra servicemembers during this year’s usual during the exercise,” said Applications for the 2005 Area IV Reception, Staging, Onward movement Cpl. Kun Park, an administrative summer hire program will be accepted and Integration exercise at Camp specialist for the Republic of through April 14. Applications are Walker, the dining facility’s staff here Korea Army Staff Office and available at the Area IV Civilian worked harder and put in longer hours, frequent diner here. Personnel Advisory Center on Camp but their mission remained the same, “The quality of service and Henry. For information, call Karyn Smith at 768-7128. said Sgt. 1st Class Charles D. Brown, food has gone up considerably senior food service operations manager since RSO&I started,” said Cpl. Area IV Holocaust Remembrance for the dining facility. Young H. Kim, another The Area IV Equal Opportunity Office Beginning March 7, the exercise administrative specialist for the is hosting a Holocaust remembrance boosted the number of servicemembers ROKA Staff Office. luncheon 11:30 a.m. Monday at served at lunch from about 250 to 575 In a foreign duty station, Evergreen Community Club on Camp per day, said Sgt. Eric L. Lampley, a servicemembers expect meals they Walker. The guest speaker is Thomas rations noncommissioned officer in are accustomed to eating stateside. Blatt, a Holocaust survivor. For charge at the dining facility. Although the acquisition of P .A VT H -B LEXANDRA EMMERLY ROWN information, call Master Sgt. Matt The usual operations at Camp American provisions might be Yim Soon-yong, a baker hired to help support the DeLay at 768-8972. Walker’s dining facility are set up to difficult in Korea, the dining facility increased demand at Camp Walker’s Taegu Mountain cater to about 1,200 servicemembers staff makes it a priority to help the Inn during RSOI prepares desserts RSO&I Victory Party on a daily basis. During RSO&I, servicemembers feel more at home The Camp Carroll RSO&I Victory party however, the number of people to feed in a foreign place, Brown said. the money they spend at the dining will be held 3 p.m. April 9 at Sweeny can nearly triple, Brown said. Even though dining facilities make a facility helps go back into improving the Field on Camp Carroll. There will be To prepare for the exercise, the dining huge effort, that effort is not always quality of food, he said. company-level competitions and an facility began training new civilian recognized. “I think that in food service you “American Idol”-style competition. employees March 1. Additional civilian “For the most part, 99.9 percent of always try to step it up to the next bar,” Sign up for the “Idol” competition at employees are brought in to help with the the people that come through here have Brown said. “It is the Soldiers’ input and Camp Carroll Army Community Service month-long exercise and work along with nothing but good things to say. The bad advice that is needed to make these by Thursday. For information on the competition, call Sandra Jackson at 765- the permanent kitchen staff. Sometimes things, you have to hear them too. It just improvements.” 8993. For information on the party, call the addition of contracted staff is difficult comes with the job, the fact that you Although their efforts may go Glenn Groome at 765-7230. because the new employees may not have cannot please everybody,” Brown said. unnoticed and unappreciated at times, prior dining facility experience, Brown The focus is to try to provide quality the employees have a way of knowing Earth Day Drawing Contest said. The communication barrier can also meals for the servicemembers and attract when they are doing the right thing. The Area IV Environmental Division is be a hindrance. the meal card holders back into the dining “When there’s no complaints, that’s sponsoring the 2005 Earth Day drawing Despite the potential difficulties, facility, said Brown. Servicemembers when I know I’ve done a job well done,” contest for Status Of Forces Agreement things went well according to Brown. may have the option to eat off post, but Lampley said. status youth in ages 10 – 15 in the Daegu and Camp Carroll communities. Drawings must incorporate this year’s AER from Page 25 theme of “Sustainable Future through the Soldiers and the retirees and to solicit Soldiers or their spouses, acting Recycling.” Entries must be submitted The Area IV 2005 Army Emergency donations from them. The money through a power of attorney, need to to School Age Services on Camp Relief Campaign started Monday and donated in Area IV during the campaign bring their military identification Walker by April 13. For information, continues through April 29. goes directly to the national AER fund.” cards, Leave and Earnings Statement, call Robert Chartier at 768-8730. “This is a great opportunity for The Area IV community contributed leave orders and other sustaining Soldiers to continue to help other more than $55,000 to the AER pot last documents to their local AER officer,” Occupational Health Fair Soldiers,” said Anthony Treloar, Area IV year, and distributed more than $72,000 Lamontagne said. “The AER Occupational Health Fair 2005 will be Army Emergency Relief Campaign to qualified recipients throughout Area assistance can be provided in three held 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 14 at the coordinator. “This campaign provides IV in 2004. different forms; loan, which is AAFES Food Court on Camp Carroll. a wonderful opportunity to publicize and “The amount Area IV raises does not expected to be repaid without interest; There will be free refreshments and to reinforce Soldiers’ awareness of reflect the amount of assistance Area IV grant, when repayment would cause door prizes. For information, call Sun AER and its programs. Without this can provide,” Lamontagne said. “AER hardship to the Soldier; and the D. Kwon at 765-7958. publicity and reinforcement, the assistance is available to Soldiers and their combination of loan and grant, when collective knowledge of AER within the family members for legitimate repayment of the full amount would Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Army would soon disappear. Without emergency needs such as food, rent, cause hardship to the Soldier.” The Camp Carroll annual volunteer an annual infusion of donations, AER For information on making a utilities, funeral, medical and dental recognition luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. would soon deplete is reserves that are expenses, emergency transportation and donation to the AER fund contact your April 15 at Community Activity Center held for contingencies.” vehicle repair, and personal needs when unit AER representative. In Daegu on Camp Carroll. For information, call The overall goal for this year’s pay is delayed or stolen.” interested persons may also call Treloar Sandra Jackson at 765-8993. campaign is to achieve 100 percent The organization helps Soldiers at 768-7089. At Camp Carroll, call Commissary Closure contact with all active-duty Soldiers and whenever possible, however, there are Chief Warrant Officer Paul Sankey at The Taegu commissary will be retirees in the Area IV community and circumstances in which the AER cannot 765-8128 and at Camp Hialeah, contact closed April 19 for an inventory. The to raise $45,000 in donations, according help individuals including paying for Staff Sgt. Robert McElyea at 763-7466. commissary will reopen April 20. to Lamontagne. nonessentials, financing ordinary leave For information on how to apply for Camp Carroll, Pusan and Chinhae “We will have AER representatives or vacations, debt consolidation, bad AER assistance, contact Lamontagne at commissaries will be open April 19. in each unit in the area,” Lamontagne check or credit card repayments and the 768-8127 or visit Camp Henry Army For information, call Alan Esperas at said. “(The representatives’) primary purchase of homes or vehicles. Community Service, located in Building 764-5310. mission will be to make contact with “To apply for AER assistance, T-1103.
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV April 1, 2005 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 27Equipment draw gets RSOI exercise rollingBy Pvt. Park Myung-joon19th Theater Support Command Public Affairs CAMP CARROLL – It was cold and rainy, butthat didn’t stop Soldiers and civilians from MaterialSupport Center-Korea and the Republic Of Korea Armyfrom completing the War Reserve Stocks for Allies-Korea Draw March 22-24. The U.S. Army and ROK Army have conductedthe WRSA-K Draw since 1998, typically during theReception, Staging, Onward movement and IntegrationExercise. “Fifty-five years ago, we fought for this country.If we have to do it again, we need to exercise just aswe are doing today,” said Ronald White, American Army Prepositioned Stock-4 Support Division employeesPreparation Stock-4 planner for MSC-K. prepare materials for shipping. “WRSA-K is probably one of the most important trailers.pieces of RSOI, because this piece of the exercise “I’m proud that we’re joining this kind ofallows us to work directly with our ROK counterparts. good exercise with the U.S. Army. It’s really goodThat’s important. We learn from each other,” White to conduct an incorporated exercise with the U.S.said. Army. Even though it is not a good weather for Conducting exercises with the ROK Army allows the exercise, this should let us have a betterboth MSC-K and the ROK Army know what their chance to prepare for a possible war in Korea,”weaknesses and strengths are. “This exercise is PVT. PARK MYUNG-JOON said Maj. Kim, Kyung Jin, 3rd Supply Depot,just the same thing that we’re going to do if there Army Prepositioned Stock-4 Support Division employees lift a ROK Army.is a war in Korea,” White said. tanker into place during the War Reserve Stocks for Allies-Korea “This exercise allows me to remember the The WRSA-K Draw has two different phases. The Draw March 22-24.The draw was part of this year’s RSOI meaning of the alliance of the U.S. and Southfirst is the transportation phase dealing with the upload, exercise. Korea. Performing the joint exercise gave me atie down, transport, download and transport back to the ROK Army must check every document pertaining chance to be ready for any possible situation,”storage of equipment by using railroads. Therefore, to the amount and condition of the equipment being said Cpl. Yi, Jung Ho, 3rd Supply Depot.MSC-K’s transportation chief must have contact with transferred, White said. Over the last few years, the WRSA-K Drawhis ROK counterparts and Korean National Railroads During this year’s exercise, MSC-K issued six pieces has gotten better and better according to White.to accomplish this operation, White said. of Class VII equipment, consisting of four ammo “I’m happy to be a part of WRSA-K. It actually Next is the documentation phase covering the trailers and two water trailers. Class VII items include gives me a chance to work with ROK Army directly.correct transfer of accountability. Both MSC-K and rolling stock, track vehicles, wheeled vehicles and It’s a learning experience for me,” he said. Ad goes here
    • April 1, 200528 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm WeeklyChildren from Page 25“During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Camp Hialeah Child and Youth NEWS & NOTESrenew our commitment to preventing child abuse and Services. For information, call Chong Ho-tae at 763-7416. Soccer Social Slatedneglect, and we dedicate ourselves to creating a safe April 9 – Area IV Family Advocacy Program hosts The Daegu Area Soccer Club is hosting its “Springenvironment in which our children can grow and Family Bowling Day 1 – 4 p.m. at the Camp Walker Bowling Kick-Off” 1 p.m. April 16 at the Hilltop Club on Campthrive. This critical responsibility is shared by parents, Center. For information, call Jung Yun-sook at 768-8090. Walker. The Kansas City Wizards of Major Leagueteachers, coaches, religious leaders, government April 16 – Area IV Family Advocacy Program hosts Soccer have provided videos for entertainment andofficials, and concerned citizens in every community.” Family Hiking Adventure to Pal-gong Mountain. The a team-signed ball and posters, shirts and other According to Robin Sherard, Area IV Family trip will leave 9:30 a.m. at Camp Walker Main Exchange items to be given away. All ID cardholders andAdvocacy Program manager, the theme for this year’s and return around 4 p.m. The cost for adults is 8,500 guests are invited. Interested players will have theChild Abuse Prevention Month is “Protecting All Our won and for children 5th grade and younger is 4,500 opportunity to learn about and sign-up for the club.Children, All the Time.” won. An English speaking tour guide will be on hand. For information, call Galen Putnam at 011-1716-0428. “The Family Advocacy Program is dedicated to Sign up by April 13. To sign up or for information,providing programs to heighten the awareness of call Kim Song-min at 768-7134 or 768-6115. Bass Fishing Tournamentparents and children as well as keeping our children April 16 – The Camp Hialeah community 5-kilometer A bass fishing tournament will be held April 16 in thesafe,” said The Family Advocacy Newsletter for Area fun run and walk, 9 a.m. The run and walk starts at Nam-ji area, about an hour south of Daegu towardIV Commanders, a quarterly newsletter issued by the the Camp Hialeah Fitness Center. For information, call Masan. It is open to the first 40 people to sign-up atArea IV Family Advocacy Program. Michael Lee at 763-7703. the Camp Walker Community Activity Center. There Some of the activities and events slated throughout April 16 – Camp Hialeah Child and Youth Services is is a $20 registration fee and fishing equipment rental is available for a modest fee. For information, call thethe month in Area IV are highlighted below. hosting the Month of the Military Child community Camp Walker Community Activity Center at 764-4123. April 2 – Daegu area Blue Ribbon Campaign Kick- pool party 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the communityoff, 1 p.m. at the Camp Walker Main Exchange swimming pool. The event features a beach volleyball College Fair Volunteers Neededfeaturing activities for children including face painting. tournament, community barbecue and family games. The Senior Girl Scouts will host a college fair 9 a.m. –For information, call Hwang Ung-sung at 768-6115. For information, call Dean Moore at 763-3536. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. May 26 at Taegu American April 2 – Camp Carroll Child and Youth Services April 22 – Area IV Family Advocacy Program will School. College alumni are needed to represent theirhosts the Month of the Military Child Family Fun Day hold a child safety identification and fingerprinting school. If interested, send an e-mail to10 a.m. at Child and Youth Services, Building S-998 session 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Taegu American taegucollegefair@myway.com including name,on Camp Carroll. Activities for children are planned School on Camp George. For information, call Kim school, and state where the school is by Thursday.along with a martial arts demonstration and static Song-min at 768-7134 or 768-6115. For information, call The Senior Girl Scouts at 764-displays. For information, call Lloyd Buster at 765- April 30 – Camp Hialeah Morale, Welfare and Recreation 4085.8824. is hosting the Child Abuse Prevention Month and Month April 4 – Camp Hialeah Blue Ribbon Campaign Kick- of the Military Child Grand Finale 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Camp Henry Theater Movie Showingsoff luncheon, 4 p.m. at Busan Pub featuring a free Youth Services baseball field and the community gazebo The Camp Henry Theater will be open Thursdayfinger food buffet. For information, call Chong Ho- area. Planned activities include apple pie baking contest, nights and for Sunday matinees for a test periodtae at 763-7416. hotdog eating contest, community barbeque, badminton through May 29. For information, call Yi Hye-kyong April 8 – Camp Hialeah Family Advocacy Program tournament and baseball tournament. For information, at 768-8670.hosts a child safety identification and fingerprinting session call Dean Moore at 763-3536. Ad goes here