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    • P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA April 8, 2005Volume 3, Issue 24 The Morning Calm Junior enlisted Weekly is War Memorial brings enjoy ‘six star’ treatment Koren history to life Page 16 nline Page 3 Visit Courageous Channel set to begin April 28 USFK Public Affairs YONGSAN — U.S. Forces Korea will conduct Courageous Channel 2005-1, a semi-annual Noncombatant Evacuation Operations exercise, April 28 - May 1. Courageous Channel is a regularly scheduled exercise and is unrelated to any current or specific events. This exercise will test the command’s NEO plans and procedures for a short-notice evacuation from the Republic of Korea. This is a joint training exercise that will involve Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps personnel. “The goal of this Courageous Channel is to process 100 percent of our Department of Defense affiliated noncombatant community. The key to making that goal is ensuring people know about it and take the time to process through one of our evacuation control centers,” according to Maj. Titus Brown, Deputy Chief, USFK NEO. One of the keys to high turnout is making sure the word gets out, particularly because personnel SPC. SCOTT WILLIAMS turnover means new family members and otherA Soldier from the Army Reserve’s 368th MP Company searches a ROK Army role player during the prisoner search at the ITP site noncombatants eligible for evacuation arrive Wonju. The Reserve unit joined 557th MP Company to practice prisoner-handling tasks during the recent Reception, Staging, Specially designated NEO Wardens are trained byOnward movement and Integration, and Foal Eagle exercise. units to assist the non-combatants during the557th MPs, Reserve Soldiers evacuation process. Prior to assembling at evacuation control centers on April 28 – May 1, NEO wardens are required to contact all of their families and complete a 100 percent inspection of NEO kits, Masterpractice wartime mission Sgt. James Hardin, Area II NEO NCOIC, said. During the exercise, approximately 70 volunteer noncombatants from several areas in the ROK willBy Spc. William J. Scott for EPWs. At the ITP, enemy prisoners would be also participate in a limited government funded8th Military Police Bde. received, processed and turned over to ROK Army relocation to Japan. This part of the exercise will WONJU — When the Military Police Corps custody. allow the command to perform the full range of tasks it would execute during an actual short-noticewas created, its primary mission was to provide As part of this year’s Reception, Staging Onward evacuation. Noncombatants who are interested inlaw enforcement and security throughout the Army. movement and Integration/Foal Eagle exercise the participating in the trip should contact their NEOWhile those roles remain, the mission has grown 557th MP Company conducted 24-hour-a-day ITP wardens or Area NEO representatives as soon asand the MP Corps has assumed many new operations at the 36th ROK Army Infantry Base in possible.duties.One of those duties is the care and custody Wonju. Joining the 557th, was the 368th MP Courageous Channel 2005-1 will also exerciseof Enemy Prisoners of War. The 728th Warfighters Company, a Reserve unit from Guam, and soldiers the NEO Tracking System. The purpose ofrecently had Soldiers return from Iraq who were from the 1st ROK Army, as well as Soldiers from the exercising the NTS is to evaluate operator proficiency and demonstrate performancedoing that very mission until relieved by a company PSYOPS, military intelligence and medical improvements in the system’s ability to trackof Army Reserve MPs. A similar situation would communities. noncombatants as they move through the evacuationtake place here on the peninsula should a wartime First Lt. Richard Barcinas, 368th MP Co. process from Korea to the repatriation sites in thesituation occur. MPs within the brigade would take commander, was thankful his company was continental United States.responsibility for EPW operations until relieved by participating in this year’s exercise. “We’re happy “It’s extremely important for sponsors, NEOReserve MP Forces. to be here, we trained for months on EPW wardens and noncombatants to work together and Military Police EPW duties in the ROK wouldconsist of operating an International Transfer Point See MPs, Page 4 MPs See Courageous Page 4 Courageous,
    • 2 April 8, 2005 Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MP Blotter Children share pain of PCSing The following entries were excerpted By Staff Sgt. Terrence L. Hayesfrom the past several weeks military police had to say goodbye to. And we why do you have to move again, Army News Serviceblotters. These entries may be incomplete thought we had it tough. pause before you speak and tell them “Dad, why do we move so On the flipside, many times we that they’re as much part of theand do not determine the guilt or much,” my 6-year-old son asked me want to PCS and get away from our military as you are. It will make theminnocence of any person. before arriving to Fort Gordon. “Why current work situation. However, feel better and feel like they’re part Military police were notified of a larceny do I always have to leave my friends sometimes we fail to consider how of the team.of AAFES property. Investigation disclosed all the time?” that will affect those closest to us.that a Soldier was observed over closed circuittelevision placing one computer software I guess Bill Cosby was right when We’ve all wanted to move to another TMCW Submissions he said, “kids say the darndest things.” installation or into a new position just Send Letters to the Editor, storysystem package under his shirt and exiting the How do you respond to a question for change, but do our kids want to. submissions and other items tostore without rendering proper payment forthe item in his possession. The Soldier was like that without choking up a little? But back to my son’s question; I by store security until arrival of the At that very moment, I realized my answered him by telling him that Submissions may also bemilitary police. He was then transported to the children share the same pain I endure he’s in the Army as much as I am. I mailed to:military police station where he was advised every time I PCS from one location broke it down further telling him that The Morning Calm Weeklyof his legal rights, which he invoked requesting to another. it would only get tougher as he grew c/o IMA-KORO Public Affairsnot to be questioned or say anything. The In the military, we develop older and as my career progressed. Unit #15742Soldier was further processed and released to friendships, relationships and Eventually, after a long talk, he APO AP 96205-5742his unit. All property was returned to the store. partnerships, only to see them fade smiled and said, “I’ll make new Submitted items should include all Military police were notified of an away after a couple years or so. The friends.” pertinent information, as well as aassault consummated by battery and same applies to our kids. Over the I guess kids can teach you a lot point of contact name and telephonecommunicating a threat. Investigations course of my eight years of service about life. I learned that I’m not the number. All submissions are subjectrevealed that a Soldier threatened to kill a and four years of marriage, my only one feeling the pain of moving. I to editing for content and to conformbartender at an off-post club. The Soldier and children have attended three different also learned that if you listen to your to Associated Press guidelines.bartender were then involved in a verbal schools, lived in four different children they can put things in a better For information on submitting toaltercation which turned physical when they neighborhoods and probably had perspective than many adults. the newspaper, call 738-3355.struck each other with open and closed fist. more than 50 or so friends they’ve The next time your child asks youThe Soldier then knocked the bartender to theground and began to strangle her. The Soldierthen fled the scene. The bartender reported tothe military police station where she rendereda written, sworn statement attesting to the Humor in uniformincident. She did not want to press charges.Later the Soldier reported to the MP stationwhere she was advised of her legal rights,which she waived, rendering a written, swornstatement, she also did not want to presscharges. The Soldier was released to her unit.Investigations continue by MPI. Military police were notified of anassault consummated by battery.Investigations disclosed that two Soldierswere involved in a verbal altercation adjacentto an off-post club. The altercation turnedphysical when the first Soldier struck thesecond Soldier with closed fists. The firstSoldier was apprehended and transportedto the MP station where he was given a fieldsobriety test, which he failed. He was thentransported to a local medical facility wherehe was administered a command-directedblood alcohol test, with results pending. Hewas then transported back to the MP stationwhere he was further processed and releasedto his unit. Later the Soldier returned to theMP station where he was advised of his legalrights, which he invoked, requesting alawyer. This is an alcohol-related incident. 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. The civilian printer is opportunity policy by an advertiser Department of the Army. responsible for commercial is confirmed, the printer shall The editorial content of this weekly advertising. The appearance of refuse to print advertising from Area I Area III publication is the responsibility of the advertising in this publication, that source until the violation is Commander Col. Jeffery T. Christiansen Commander Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr. IMA-Korea Region, Public Affairs, APO including inserts or supplements, corrected. Public Affairs Officer Margaret Banish-Donaldson Public Affairs Officer Susan Barkley AP 96205. CI Officer David McNally CI Officer Steve Davis does not constitute endorsement President: Charles Chong Staff Writer Spc. Stephanie Pearson Staff Writer Roger Edwards by the U.S. Army or Oriental Circulation: 12,500 Press of the products or services Commercial Advertising Area II Area IV advertised. Telephone: 738-5005 SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Commander Col. Timothy K. McNulty Commander Col. Donald J. Hendrix Everything advertised in this Fax: (02) 790-5795 Phone: DSN 738-3355 Public Affairs Officer Alex Harrington Public Affairs Officer Kevin Jackson publication shall be made E-mail: Fax: DSN 738-3356 Staff Writer Pfc. Seo Ki Chul CI Officer Galen Putnam available for purchase, use or Mail address: Oriental Press, E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly Staff Writer Cpl. Park Yung-kwi Staff writer Cpl. Oh Dong-keun patronage without regard to race, PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP religion, gender, national origin, 96206-0758 Support and Defend
    • The Morning Calm Weekly News April 8, 2005 3 AFN-K Service Interruption High Gain, a local contractor, beganwork on the AFN-K South Posttemporary AM antenna Wednesday.The vendor will have the temporary AMantenna ready for cutover today. AFN-K is requesting downtime from 9 a.m.until 4 p.m. There will be several shortoutages as the antenna is cutover andtesting is performed. AM service to theSeoul area will remain on the temporaryAM antenna until the new permanentAM antenna is completed Aug. 15. Field strength measurements will bemade Monday and Tuesday todocument antenna performance -- thisis a non-service affecting test. Thepresent 330-ft. AM antenna will be takendown Thursday - April 15. Information Assurance Conference The first U.S. Forces Korea STAFF SGT. MARK PORTERInformation Assurance Conference will The 80 servicemembers honored as part of the 34th Annual USO Six Star Salute walk the grounds outside The Blue House. The tour of thebe April 19-21 at Osan Air Base. For presidential residence was part of the activities provided to the honorees.information or to register for event, visith t t p s : / / u s f k - i a . k o r e a . a r m y. m i l /confmain.htm. Servicemembers receive ‘6 Star’ treatment By Staff Sgt. Mark Porter a banquet in their honor, lunch with representatives of the entire military EUSA Band Friendship Korea Region Public Affairs the vice mayor of Seoul and tours presence serving in Korea allowing peace Concert SEOUL -- A group of servicemembers of the the Kyungbok Palace and and prosperity to flourish.” The 8th U.S. Army Band will got a taste of life at the top of the rank The Blue House, the Korean The USO Six Star Salute began inperform a Friendship Concert at 7:30p.m. April 21, at Gangnam Community structure recently, as part of the USO’s Presidential Mansion. 1970 by a group of Korean civic leadersCenter ’s 2nd Floor Auditorium. 34th Annual Six Star Salute. Stanley Perry, USO director, said who wanted to express their country’sTransportation to and from the event Eighty junior enlisted personnel from it was no more than the gratitude to the men and women whois provided. For information or to the United Nations Command, U.S. servicemembers deserved. help defend their country, by bestowingRSVP, call 723-4855. Forces Korea and Republic of Korea “It is important to recognize the the honorary rank of “six star” to armed services were honored in Seoul men and women from all services exemplary enlisted personnel serving NDTA Scholarship March 31- April 1. Forty-six Americans, serving here in Korea to make sure through the ROK. Available 32 Koreans, one Filipino and one Thai that they know their efforts, The honorary rank is derived from The A-Frame chapter of the servicemember were also recognized for dedication and sacrifices are the six stars on the USO logo,National Defense Transportation “six star” treatment. appreciated by the community in representing the first six serviceAssociation will award two $750 During the two days of activities the which they are serving,” Perry said. organizations to form the USO in to seniors attending group was given VIP treatment, including “The service members whoDepartment of Defense Dependent accomodations at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, participate in the Six Star Salute are See Star Page 13 Star,Schools in the Republic of Korea.One scholarship will be meritbased, while the other will be aneeds-based scholarship. ‘Wolf Pack’ airmen take part in Foal Eagle The scholarships are open to Exercise offers opportunity to recognize how each spoke fits throughout the year.any DODDS senior. The application for training, upgrades in the wheel. “On a smaller scale, (Foal Eagle)form and specific submission “Foal Eagle gives everyone a lets us upgrade around eight of ourrequirements may be obtained by By Staff Sgt. Kurt Arkenberg chance to execute large package more experienced pilots to missioncalling 725-5426, or through local 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs training operations and large force commanders,” said Capt. Marcschool administrators. All KUNSAN AIR BASE – Members of employments,” said Becker. Garceau, 8th Operations Groupapplications must be postmarked no Standardization and the Wolf Pack joined their sisterlater than May 3. Scholarships will Evaluations chief. “To put it services and the Republic ofbe awarded in June. Korea Air Force to take part in “Anytime we have the opportunity in perspective, we typically Scooter Recall Foal Eagle ’05, an annual, joint- to train like we fight, it enhances upgrade one pilot each month combined exercise used to test the rest of the year.” The U.S. Consumer Product Safety our ability to defend the ROK.” These upgrades couldn’tCommission, in cooperation with MGA t h e t w o c o u n t r y ’s a b i l i t y t oEntertainment Inc., is voluntarily coordinate the defense of South — David Chu be done without the Wolfrecalling Bratz Stylin’ Scooters. Korea against a hypothetical undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness Pack’s maintainers. KunsanConsumers should stop using recalled enemy. flew nearly 100 sorties duringproduct immediately. The week-long exercise, which ran “In addition, each branch the exercise and the 8th The item is being recalled because it from Saturday through today, included involved gets the opportunity to Maintenance Group was behindhas been found that the wheels of the direct interaction from members of the take the role of overall mission each of them.scooter can break or become damaged, 8 t h O p e r a t i o n s a n d M a i n t e n a n c e commander and plans the strike “Our maintainers did a great joband users of the scooter can fall and groups. The base units joined other Air p a c k a g e overview while and we couldn’t have had thesuffer injuries due to the break. Force units, the Navy, Marines and supporting agencies are free to s u c c e s s w i t h o u t t h e m , ” s a i d Army and Air Force Exchange Army, including more than 300 troops implement their own strategies to B e c k e r. H e a d d e d t h a t h eService outlets sold it as a promotional based out of Camp Humphreys who fit into the overall strike.” considered the exercise a successitem in November 2004 and received flew Apache helicopters out of Kunsan. T h i s m i s s i o n c o m m a n d e r for Kunsan and its partners, saying,1774 units for the sale. Consumers may According to Col. William Becker, practice allowed the wing to “Anytime we have the opportunityreturn the item to the store for a full 8th Fighter Wing vice commander, one upgrade a much greater number to train like we fight, it enhancesrefund. of the major benefits is the opportunity of pilots than any other time our ability to defend the ROK.”
    • April 8, 20054 The Morning Calm Weekly SPC. SCOTT WILLIAMS ADRepublic of Korea Army military police watch as Enemy Prisoners of War are moved from U.S. toROK custody at the International Transfer Point. ROK MPs joined the U.S. counterparts from557th MP Company to practice prisoner-related tasks during Reception, Staging Onwardmovement and Integration/Foal Eagle exercise.MPs from Page 1 GOESoperations before coming,” he said. “It Detainee Reporting System before beingwas something new for us. We usually given hygiene items, ID bracelets anddeal with law enforcement type duties ID cards.and the cold weather gives us another Afterward, some were interviewednew training experience.” for intelligence information or just held As in a real-world situation, upon awaiting transfer to the ROK Army.arrival at the training ITP, “prisoners” Sgt. Audrey Villagomez, 368th MPwere searched for weapons and Co., was enjoying her experience as theanything of intelligence value. They were NCOIC of the in-processing center,photographed, fingerprinted and entered “Working with the Koreans has been ain the Department of theArmy National great experience and the language barrier hasn’t been as bad as we HERE thought it would be. The ROK Army soldiers have been great at role playing our prisoners.” Even though this type of operation is new to the 368th MPs, things have been running smoothly with the help of the 557th MP Co. “We’ve been processing seven or eight prisoners an hour, the standard is five. This exercise is very realistic training and our unit may be doing a real-world mission similar to this one soon,” said Staff Sgt. Lisa Fernandez, 368th MP Co. Second Lt. James Pacheco, 557th MP Co., said, “This exercise is a greatROK MPs watch crouched prisoners after opportunity to train with our ROKArmytransfer of custody at the simulated counterparts and bring together a varietyInternational Transfer Point during the of elements that would be workingRSO&I/Foal Eagle exercise. together in a real wartime situation.”Courageous from Page 1have their paperwork and NEO kits situation,” Lt. Col. Joyce Jacobs, Chief,prepared and ready for any contingency,” USFK NEO, said.Hardin said. It is mandatory for all DOD- “The participation of noncombatants affiliated noncombatants, to includeis the most important aspect of any NEO non-emergency essential Although we experienced great Government employees, participate insuccess this past fall, our goal is 100 the Courageous Channel exercise.percent participation during our The participants will processCourageous Channel exercises. This will through the Evacuation Controlhelp in providing realistic training for both Centers to verify the completenessour military personnel who execute the and accuracy of NEO packets and tomission and noncombatant personnel who become familiar with processingmust know what to do in an actual crisis procedures.
    • April 8, 2005 Page 5New smoking policy takes effectNo walking and smoking foruniformed Soldiers,airmen in Warrior CountryBy David McNallyArea I Public Affairs CAMP RED CLOUD — The 2nd Infantry Divisionreleased an expansive smoking policy March 29. “No Soldier in uniform will smoke while walking,”according to a new policy memorandum signed byMaj. Gen. George A. Higgins, 2nd Infantry Divisioncommanding general. The policy says smoking by military personnelduring duty hours will be restricted to designatedtobacco-use areas. It also directs commanders toidentify those areas. “This policy is just one part of the divisions effortsto create and sustain a true Warrior Culture,” saidCol. Anthony Ierardi, 2nd Infantry Division chief ofstaff. “By restricting smoking to designated areaseither during duty hours or when in uniform, we areenhancing the Warrior image members of the 2ndInfantry Division present to both our military andcivilian communities.” PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY DAVID MCNALLY Earlier this year, Lt. Col. William Huber, U.S. Army The new 2nd Infantry Division policy re-enforces the existing 8th U.S. Army policy of a no-smoking zone wtihin 50 feet of anGarrison, Camp Red Cloud commander, announced the entrance. At Camp Red Cloud Mitchell’s Club, this zone extends past the parking lot. The policy applies to all DoD personnel,formation of a special task force to eliminate the use of contractors and Korean employees.tobacco products on Uijeongbu Enclave installations. “We are going to lead the way. As it is successful, it related diseases.” Huber said the current EUSA policy restricts will move on.” Das said smoking remains the leading cause ofsmoking within 50 feet of building entrances. The Division officials said the policy is effective preventable death in the United 2nd Inf. Div. policy re-enforces this standard. immediately; however, unit commanders are still Commanders and leaders at all levels are responsible “If you draw a 50-foot zone in front of the entrance engaged in designating smoking areas. for enforcing this policy, the 2nd Infantry Divisionof our buildings, you will see there presently aren’t “As far as enforcement, its the same as anything policy states. Violations of the policy by militarymany places to legally smoke under the current policy,” else,” said Maj. Michael Lawhorn, 2nd Inf. Div. members may be punished under Article 92 of theHuber said, showing a Camp Red Cloud map with spokesman. “You can tell the Soldier to comply if Uniform Code of Military Justice.zones drawn around the buildings. theyre violating a policy.” Camp Casey officials said they are reviewing The new rules apply to all military civil service, During the first meeting of the USAG, CRC task options for dealing with civilian violators.Korean employees and contract personnel physically force Jan. 23, medical officials expressed strong “We are considering is taking away vehicle decalspresent on 2nd Inf. Div. installations. support for the initiative. for those caught violating the rules twice,” said “All cigarette butts will be properly disposed of; “There is no bigger issue you could take up than Anthony Vicente, USAG, Camp Casey deputy to thethey will not be discarded on the ground,” according this,” said Capt. Neal Das, U.S. Army Health Clinic, the memorandum. CRC officer-in-charge. “Since 1964, 12 million “We have a great deal of support,” Huber said. Americans have died because of smoking and smoking E-mail plan junior Soldier career fairBy Capt. Stacy Picard the exciting opportunities available,” enlistment efforts, as well as provide Lucero said Soldiers need toDetachment A, 509th Personnel Services Battalion Bernard said. Soldiers with information about other know there is still a place for them CAMP CASEY —The 2nd Infantry The target audience is enlisted opportunities to serve in the Army.” in today’s Army.Division will host a Junior Soldier Career Soldiers from privates to staff sergeants, The fair will also highlight many Officials said they hope this fair willFair beginning at 9 a.m. April 27 at the and company- financial, empower Soldiers with knowledge toCarey Fitness Center. grade officers. “This is a great tool to support professional, make their own career decisions even The full day of activities is designed A display with educational with uncertainty surroundingto promote Army programs. brochures about the Army’s re-enlistment and intangible transformation within the military. “The fair will provide information to the Military Police efforts.” —Lt. Col. Patrick Williams benefits, like The units participating in the careerSoldiers in the areas of branches, Corps, information the Thrift fair will also compete for awards inadvanced schooling, special military on the five military police functions and Savings Plan and tuition assistance. several categories:programs and commissioning options,” a military working dog demonstration “This program is a great investment !boothsaid Lt. Col. Alan Bernard, 509th will be part of the fair. in our Soldiers and their future in our !briefingPersonnel Services Battalion “This is a great way to show others Army,” said Command Sgt. Maj. !overall presentationcommander. what the Military Police Corps is all James Lucero, 2nd Infantry Division !demonstration Officials said the career fair will about and a greater understanding of command sergeant major. “The 509th For information about the Juniorensure Soldiers are aware of their what we bring to the fight,” said Lt. PSB has the lead, and has put together Soldier Career Fair, call Maj. Harrietoptions. Col. Patrick Williams, 2nd Infantry a tremendous program that will surely Jackson at 730-4751. “Soldiers will visit dozens of booths Division provost marshal. “This is a answer all the questions a Soldier mayand static displays educating them about great tool to support the Army’s re- have.” E-mail
    • 6 April 8, 2005 Area I The Morning Calm Weekly Camp Stanley troops get new PSB VFW Monthly Meeting By Spc. Stephanie Pearson Veteran’s of Foreign War Post 10215 Area I Public Affairs holds meetings at 1 p.m. each second CAMP STANLEY — For Soldiers Saturday of the month outside the of the Uijeongbu enclave, taking care Camp Red Cloud main gate. The April of personnel actions is no longer a 9 meeting will be to hold the post reason to break into a sweat. leadership elections for 2005-2006. The new offices of Detachment B, 509th Personnel Service Battalion EEO-POSH Training Camp Casey will host an equal opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony employment opportunity and April 1. Now the offices are more prevention of sexual harassment class conveniently located across from the 8-10 a.m. for nonsupervisors and 10 Camp Stanley Physical Fitness Center. a.m. - noon for supervisors April 21 at “This move brings us closer to you,” the Second to None Club. said Maj. Harriet Jackson, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 509th Talent Show and Dance PSB. “No longer does a trip to the PSB Better Opportunities for Single and require a forced road march,” she joked, unaccompanied Soldiers is hosting a referring to the uphill trek Soldiers used Talent Show from 6 to 9 p.m. April 23 at to make to the old offices on a hill. Camp Stanley’s Reggie’s and an all- The move was part of a plan to SPC. STEPHANIE PEARSON nighter dance from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. create a centralized area of operations Pfc. Park Kun-ho, (left) helps Spc. Matthew Stokesberry with his enlisted records in the new PSB on Camp Stanley, said Col. Ross Ridge, office April 1. Ration Control Division Artillery commander. building as much as their customers will. a very significant achievement, The Camp Casey Enclave Ration “We were trying to centralize a “The building is better, and the especially in a time of tight budgets, Control Office moved to Building town footprint,” Ridge said. “We’ve location is much better,” said Pfc. that we were able to secure the funds 2322B across from Army Community got the new PX, education center, Brandon Atkins, an enlisted records for this move.” Service. For information, call 730-3346. fitness center and now the PSB here. clerk. “Now we don’t have to climb any Ross said the change was important. Soldiers don’t have to go uphill to get hills to get to work, so I’m glad about “There is a lot of work that goes Fashion Show things done, and I think they will the move.” on in the PSB that most people don’t Better Opportunities for Single and benefit from that.” The new offices are located in realize,” he said. “They see as many unaccompanied Soldiers is hosting a “Plus,” he said, “Soldiers that come the building the old education center as 50 people a day.” casual and sportswear, business attire, from Camp Red Cloud don’t have to ask vacated when it moved to its Atkins said business has picked up and evening formal fashion show April for directions – it’s just down the hill. current location. now that they are in a new location. 30 at the Camp Red Cloud Community You don’t normally get to say that here. “Last year when we were looking “It seems like we service more Activity Center. Everything is usually ‘up the hill.’” at facilities that needed upgrading, we customers since the move,” he said. The Soldiers and employees of the were wondering what to do with the Volunteer Ceremony PSB say they appreciate the new old education center,” Ridge said. “It’s E-mail The quarterly Volunteer Awards Ceremony will be held 11:30 a.m. – 1 Chefs compete for p.m. May 17 at Camp Red Cloud Mitchell’s Club. For information, call Camp Stanley recognizes top Korean food title 732-7277. By Pfc. Giancarlo Casem Wireless Laptop Access women’s contributions 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Camp Casey’s Primos Express and By Spc. Stephanie Pearson “The presentation was very CAMP CASEY — Second Warriors Club now offer free wireless Area I Public Affairs inspiring,” said Pvt. Lillian Rivera, Infantry Division cooks competed in laptop access. For information, call CAMP STANLEY— Warriors Company B, 602nd Aviation Support a first-ever Korean Food 730-3400/2195. gathered March 30 at Reggie’s Club to Battalion. “It really sent a good message, Competition, March 23. honor women with an International especially to the men in the audience. It “Competition is good,” said Brig. Hot Stuff Pizza Delivers Women’s Day luncheon. shows that we are here, we are a part Gen. Charles Anderson, 2nd Infantry Camp Red Cloud’s Hot Stuff Pizza, Area I Command Sgt. Maj. Yolanda of the military and we should be treated Division assistant division located inside the CRC Lanes Bowling Lomax, the guest speaker, surprised the as equals.” commander for support. “You get to Center, now provides food delivery audience by coming out dressed as That was the message Lomax demonstrate skills that you normally services to camps Red Cloud and Sojourner Truth, a former slave who wanted to send. don’t get to.” Jackson. For orders, call 732-6458 or fought for women’s suffrage during the “We should recognize the importance Anderson said the competition also 732-9008 between 11:30 a.m. and 10 mid-1800s. of the role of the American woman,” enhanced relationships between p.m. “Tomorrow will officially end the she said. “It should not be discounted Soldiers and their Korean observance of women’s history month or misrepresented in American history.” counterparts. Vocalists Needed and all our contributions,” Lomax said, Many female Soldiers in attendance “With better Soldiers, come better The 2nd Infantry Division Band is “but I stand here to tell you that were happy for the acknowledgment. neighbors,” he said. seeking male and female vocalists. tomorrow is just another day. We should “Women don’t often get recognized, The Soldiers didn’t just learn how Applicants must be a private first class, recognize women’s contributions so it’s good to have something like this to cook Korean food, they also have six months left in country, present throughout the entire year.” to remind everybody that we are an learned about the Korean culture. a professional appearance and comply In keeping with this year’s theme, important part of society and the Five teams participated in the with army height and weight “Women Change America,” Lomax military,” said Pfc. Renee Widell, event: the 1st Headquarters Brigade standards. For information, call 732- talked about prominent American Company B, 602nd Aviation Support Combat Team, Division Artillery, the 6695. women throughout history and lauded Battalion. Aviation Brigade, the Division their accomplishments. As she spoke “If the first woman God ever made Support Command and the 302nd Bowling Center Hours about the women, local female was able to turn this world upside down Brigade Support Battalion. The Camp Casey Bowling Center’s Soldiers dressed as each of the famous all alone,” Lomax quoted from Each team was required to prepare new hours of operation are 11 a.m. to ladies came out and walked around the Sojourner Truth’s famous speech, three Korean dishes: beef bulgogi, 11 p.m. Monday – Thursday and room. These figures included Clara “these women ought to be able to turn sweet and sour pork, and tak boe Sunday, and 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. Friday and it right side up.” keum stir-fry spicy chicken. Barton, founder of the Red Cross, and Saturday The center will be closed on Division dining facilities recently Rosie the Riveter, the poster-child for Tuesdays. working women during World War II. E-mail See Food Page 8 Food,
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area I April 8, 2005 7Area officials urge ration control vigilanceBy David McNally a violator’s ration card while the case isArea I Public Affairs being reviewed by the area commander. W hen authorized shoppers “The garrison commander is taking intentionally purchase a proactive approach,” Kelley said. commissary and “I have five requests forexchange goods in excess of their reinstatement in my inbox right now,”personal needs, Area I installation said Col. Jeff Christiansen, Area Imanagement officials get involved. commander. “We’re always vigilant At Yongsan Army Garrsion, about ration control.”officials evaluate purchases Koreawide “If you observe a person purchasingfor possible violations of U.S. Forces numerous like items on a regular basis,Korea Regulation 60-1, the definitive you should notify an investigator, whoword on ration control in Korea. will initiate an inquiry,” said Victor Lowe, When a commissary shopper buys USAG, Camp Casey plans, training,an item, that person’s identity and mobilization and security director.purchase are linked in a massive Lowe said specific incidences requirecomputer database. a more immediate response. In an August 2004 report, an Area “If you observe a shopper placingI customer purchased 32 packs of something like 19 packages of oxtailschicken, 16 packs of beef franks, 11 DAVID MCNALLY and seven 20-pound bags of rice into acans of mixed nuts, and seven 20- Excessive purchases may generate a customs report to a shopper’s commanding officer. vehicle in the commissary parking lot,pound bags of rice in one month. The standard, would be excessive in one When USFK customs officials you should call the MP desksame shopper made similar purchases month.” suspect a shopper of overpurchasing, immediately,” Lowe said.over six months. Kelley said she loves rice, “but I they generate a report for that person’s Lowe said the military police desk In January, officials found a Camp don’t think we could eat that much in commanding officer. The report asks may dispatch a patrol to investigate.Stanley Soldier had purchased 46 one month.” the commander to review the Kelley said she warns people aboutbags of rice, totalling 920 pounds in Kelley issues ration control cards and purchases and recommend action. overpurchasing when they apply for aone month. performs routine ration checks for the If a case is referred to installation ration control card. “Actually, it is against the 60-1 to Camp Red Cloud Enclave. management officials, the area “I show them that every purchasepurchase an excessive amount,” said A single authorized shopper can commander has the authority to revoke they make is in our computers,” KelleyJoy Kelley, a Camp Red Cloud ration spend $450 a month at the commissary. a ration card. said. “If someone approaches them andcontrol offical. “It is subjective, but Officials said the limits are based on Lt. Col. William Huber, U.S. Army asks them to purchase something in the920 pounds of rice, by anyone’s family size rather than rank. Garrison, CRC, commander, confiscates See Vigilance Page 8 Vigilance,Field artillery unit hosts brothers-in-armsBy Spc. Stephanie PearsonArea I Public Affairs CAMP STANLEY — A battery of field artillerymenrecently traveled thousands of miles to train with theirbrothers-in-arms in the Republic of Korea as part ofthe 2005 Reception, Staging, Onward movment andIntegration exercise. Eighty Soldiers from Battery A, 1st Battalion, 27thField Artillery Regiment, left Babenhausen, Germany,March 1 to integrate with 1st Battalion, 38th FieldArtillery Regiment, at Camp Stanley. “We’re here to conduct RSOI operations and showsupport for our South Korean allies,” said Capt. WillDaniel, Battery A, 1-27 FA commander. “The planwas to come to Korea, draw a battalion’s worth ofequipment, build combat power and ultimately conducta live-fire exercise – basically, conduct our wartimemission. It’s been very successful.” The RSOI exercise is an annual scheduled combinedand joint exercise, involving U.S. and Republic ofKorea forces, designed to provide training in thevarious aspects of reception, staging, onwardmovement and integration, as well as focusing on reararea security and sustainment operations. The exercise demonstrates U.S. commitment tothe Korean and U.S. alliance and enhances combat YU HU-SONreadiness of supporting forces through combined and Soldiers of Battery A, 1st Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, fire an M270-A1 Mulitple-Launch Rocket System as part of anjoint training. The exercise is defense-oriented and integration exercise.designed to enhance readiness and the ability to defend the Army can still deploy troops here if necessary, got to conduct a live-fire exercise with 1-38.”Korea against external aggression. despite commitments elsewhere.” The Soldiers of 1-27 were excited to have the “We’ve done RSOI before, but never where we While in Korea, the troops from 1-27 got the chance opportunity.fall in with someone else and use someone else’s to experience a different part of the Army and work “It’s a change of scenery,” said Spc. Priscilianoequipment,” Daniel explained, “That’s challenging. But with new equipment. Trevino, Battery A, 1-27. “The exercise has been greatthe hardest part was just overcoming jet lag.” “We’re part of Fifth Corps Artillery, so it was neat to – partly hard, partly easy. We got to train on different However, Daniel said the excruciating journey was see what it’s like working with a division,” Daniel said. equipment, which was good – I was accustomed toworth it. “We also got to train on the M270-A1 Multiple-Launch working on the same things over and over, so this “Germany is probably the furthest place you can Rocket System, which is different from the ones wedeploy to Korea from,” he said, “so this shows that use back in Germany. We trained our Soldiers, and then See Artillery Page 8 Artillery,
    • 8 April 8, 20056 Area II Area The Morning Calm Weekly The Morning Calm WeeklyVigilance from Page 7commissary, they should know they will much beer they can purchase perbe caught.” month, as well. At the Army and Air Force Exchange, Kelley said people who do notsales people document the sale of certain intentionally overpurchase should not behigh-value items with an anvil card. concerned about ration control Customs officials track purchases of measures.items like washers and dryers, golf “If you’re not doing anything illegal,clubs and big-screen televisions. you don’t have anything to worry “Alcohol purchases are also tracked about,” she said.through anvil cards,” Kelley said. Shoppers are limited on how E-mail AD GOES ILLUSTRATION BY DAVID MCNALLYArtillery from Page 7gave me the chance to learn more about experiencing some Korean culture. Asthe new launching system. It helps a reward for all their hard work, 1-38prepare us to join new units when we paired with the USO to take their guestsleave 1-27.” Their hosts in 1-38 said they werejust as glad to have them. “It’s been absolutely one of the mostfun experiences I’ve had in the Army,”said Capt. Brendan Toolan, Battery C, on a trip to the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul March 25 (see a related story on page 16) followed by an afternoon in the popular tourist district of Itaewon. “It’s a chance for them to get the full Korean experience to take back with HERE1-38 FA commander. “It’s a different them,” Toolan said, “and an end-of-world they come from, and we’ve training reward. This isn’t easy stuffgotten to exchange ideas. Getting to we’re doing.”meet new people is the best part – it’s a Daniel said the entire process was asmall Army, and I’m sure we’ll see these great success for his battery.guys again.” “Motivation has never been higher,” Although training has ended and 1- he said.27 is preparing to go back to Germany,1-38 didn’t want them to leave without E-mail from Page 6started to offer these dishes. Judges included distinguished guests “We now offer Korean entrees in the such as Anderson and senior ROKAdivision, this will help us better serve staff members. The panel also includedthe Soldiers,” said Chief Warrant Officer senior division Korean Augmentation toLena Tull, division food advisor. the U.S. Army Soldiers Soldiers had to complete the three- The Korean cuisine helps increasecourse meal. They also had to morale, especially for KATUSAs, Tullovercome the challenge of being in a kitchen. “When we enhance skills in Korean “This is my first competition, so I’m cooking, we provide them with a betterlearning,” said Spc. Tomicka Johnson, quality product.”302nd Brigade Support Battalion. “I’ll The panel announced the winners:take the experience and just work with !Best Bulgogi – DIVARTYthat. I’m just kind of winging it. You !Best Tak Boe Keum – DISCOMhave to find everything as you’re ! Best Sweet and Sour Pork –working.” Aviation Brigade Competitors were judged on taste,color and texture. E-mail
    • April 8, 2005 Page 9FED base developmentteam provides support Yongsan celebrates Arbor Dayto RSO&I Military, KoreanBy Gloria Stanley communities comeU.S. Army Corps of Engineers YONGSAN — From building together for holidaytemporary housing facilities to troop By Cpl. Park Jin-woomedical centers, the Far East District, Area II Public AffairsU.S. Corps of Engineers, Base YONGSAN — “This is a beautiful dayDevelopment Team, participated during for planting trees. We are blessed with goodReception, Staging, Onward movement weather, good people and good trees. Iand Integration throughout the peninsula hope that these trees we will plant todayMarch 18-25. grow strong and tall to serve our lasting The BDT’s mission is to provide friendship between the United States andsupport to engineering projects from the Republic of Korea.” said Col. TimothyU.S. Forces Korea, Eighth U.S. Army, K. McNulty, commander, Area II SupportAir Force, Navy and Marines during Activity, at the 2005 Arbor Day ceremonialarmistice and, if needed, during a real- tree planting contingency. Each year on the fifth day of April, “We support major commands and the Korean peninsula takes time to P .S ,K FC EO ICHULtenant units throughout the peninsula by observe a national Arbor Day. In honor Col. Timothy K. McNulty, commander, Area II Support Activity (center) and Park Jang-Kyu, thethe Theater Construction Management of this tradition, the Area II commander mayor of Yongsan District (right) plant Mugunghwa, the national flower of Korea together on ArborSystem,” said Jason Kim, BDT and the Yongsan-gu mayor come together Day near Hannam Village.coordinator. “A major benefit of TCMS with Soldiers and members of Yongsan-gu to help make Korea under construction. A single tree presented by the Yongsan-is that it contains a ready, viable pre- and Yongsan a more green environment. gu was planted by McNulty, Park and other key membersinstalled engineering database that “The Korean Arbor Day event is a very precious and from the two communities.includes sketches and building material meaningful event to hand over a green environment to the “As we plant this tree, we plant it not only on this U.S.lists which we can use to respond to next generation,” said Park Jang-kyu,Yongsan-gu mayor. “In installation but also in our hearts to ensure a long lastingcustomer requests.” this 60th Republic of Korea Arbor Day, this ceremony provides friendship between our two peoples,” said McNulty, as he Many of the team’s projects consist more meaning by exchanging trees with each other between picked up the shovel himself and lay soil above the tree roots.of building temporary facilities, like base Korea and America.” Along with the on-post ceremonial tree planting, nearly 40housing for military units coming from This year’s initial on-post ceremonial tree planting wasthe United States, defense fighting held in front of the new Yongsan helipad that is currently See Arbor Page 11 Arbor,positions, troop medical centers andcovered storage facilities. “When we build a base camp, we addall the amenities like tents, water, sewer Outreach program inspires compassionand electricity,” said Kim. “A projectcould be as simple as constructing among Area II residents, 8th PERSCOMoutdoor lighting to digging a foxhole.” By Sgt. 1st Class Patricia Johnson Currently, the BDT has an ample and Alex Harringtonsupply of construction material. 8th Personnel Command/Area II Public Affairs “Throughout Korea each U.S. facilityhas a stock of construction materials, YONGSAN — On a bright day asuch as lumber and pipes,” said Kim. gathering of Area II residents visited a He emphasized that a contingency group home for the handicapped, locatedwould quickly reduce the construction in Bucheon March 19.materials currently on hand. Their purpose was not only to bring “The stock can be rapidly used up with them monetary donations, food andduring contingencies on the peninsula, musical instruments to hopefully spreadthus the commanders need a plan to joy and happiness to disadvantagedreplenish with supply materials,” said Korean citizens, but also to find a solutionKim. “They will first use the materials to save the community from beingon hand, but if that isn’t enough, they evicted from their home.will have to tap into local sources.” The group home, called “Shalom Another tool for the BDT is the House,” was established in NovemberGeographic Information System 1995, for Koreans who are mentally anddatabase. physically disabled, and therefore “Our GIS database contains photo alienated from their families. They live PFC. SEO KI-CHULimages of all U.S. facilities located in humble accommodations [container Lt. Col. Paul Smith, 8th PERSCOM chief of staff, takes a few minutes to pray with Byun Yong-jun,throughout the peninsula,” said Kim. boxes with only two bedrooms] that one of Shalom House residents, during the ROCK Outreach Friendship day with the residents of“We can use these photos to graphically don’t fare well against the extreme the Shalom House.plot a potential facility on a temperatures common to Korean of well-being” in Hebrew. Shalom House.photographic map.” winters and summers. ROCK Outreach Program “About two years ago, Gen. Leon Currently, the BDT is a five-member Pak Ki-soon the senior coordinator In December 2004, Mike Hagen, a LaPorte established the ‘Good Neighborteam that handles all construction and resident at the Shalom House, parishioner at one of Yongsan’s chapel Program,’ and the Installationworkloads requested by major oversees 27 mentally and physically services, “Relying On Christ in Management Agency-Korea Regioncommands and tenant units. disabled Korean children and adults. Korea,” partnered with 8th Personnel identified the Shalom House as Pak named the facility because it Command to spearhead the ROCK E-mail means “peaceful state of mind and sense Outreach Group to help support the See Shalom Page 10 Shalom,
    • 10 April 8, 2005 Area II The Morning Calm WeeklyShalom from Page 9a group potentially eligible for unit or organizationsponsorship,” Hagen said. Each month, caring individuals from the ROCKand residents of Area II go to the Shalom Houseto provide community service. However, each onefinds there is something more there than just theopportunity to provide a community service. “The ROCK Outreach Group members taketime out of their busy schedules and try to be goodneighbors toward the Shalom House,” said Hagen.“To be perfectly honest, we are very muchinvolved with the Shalom House, and each timewe go there we find our hearts cry out for them.” Their main focus now is to get the word outabout the Shalom House’s plight and their needfor financial support. “The biggest thing we can do is to get awarenessout to both communities (United States ForcesKorea and Korean citizens).” Last month the ROCK donated $4,700 to theShalom House, but Hagen said it’s not enough tomeet their basic needs. “We don’t have enough funds or resources toget (the handicapped community) a new place thatmeets Korean government standards. But with our PHOTOS BY PFC. SEO KI-CHULmonthly visits and getting caring people to help Andrew Holsclaw, son of Willie and Christie Holsclaw, members of the ROCK Outreach Program and church, plays ball with Yi Sukout, we can make a difference,” he said. Hun,one of the disabled residents of the Shalom House. And caring people are helping out, according toHagen. a way to show others that Americans in Korea care “Also, many residents of the Shalom House used “Friendship involves reaching out to people,” about their host nation and its citizens.” to be in government-sponsored homes. But, dues a i d C o l . M i c h a e l H a r r i s , c o m m a n d e r, 8 t h Forced to move to a lack of proper care, they left and came to thePersonnel Command. “And we are committed to The Shalom House’s issue of the possibility of Shalom House,” Hagen added.our friendship with our Korean neighbors ... to being evicted has been raised within the ROCK Currently, the ROCK church and other caringall of them, even to all those who are at a Outreach Program and among its participants. individuals are trying to raise awareness for thedisadvantage and neglected by society. According to Hagen, the Shalom community has Shalom House, so they might generate financial “The program,” emphasized Harris, “is a great to leave their residence by July 2005 for two and volunteer support.example of the United States Forces Korea reasons. “The Shalom community wants to build a newcommander’s ‘Good Neighbor Program,’ which “The Korean government states that the facility building to work and live in, but funding is aoptimizes America’s friendship, support and does not meet government standards for the significant problem. They have received only a fewconcern for others. The Shalom House gives us a handicapped,” said Hagen, “and there is no donations from local churches, like the ROCK,”chance to give back to the Korean community and government assistance to help them find another said show our Korean neighbors we are committed place that meets those standards. Because of their mental and physical disabilities,to the alliance, and more so, to each one “However, the Korea Health & Welfare Agency few of the Shalom community residents receivepersonally.” will assist them once they find a place to live. But disability pay -- a small government stipend of less U.S. Army Chaplain (Maj.) Carleton Birch, one ... they will not help them find a place, which is than $100 per month.of the pastors overseeing the ROCK, helped Hagen the core issue.” Others try to sell small accessories at various bazaarsestablish the ROCK Outreach Program. Soon after, The other reason the Shalom community has to and markets, like Namdaemun market in Seoul.they connected with Pak from the Shalom House. leave is because of the current lease, which ends However, collectively they do not receive enough “I am very proud of this program and what it July 2005, and the owner of the facility wants them to cover their basic living expenses and pay offdoes,” said Birch. “The ROCK Outreach Program out so that he can build a parking lot, said Hagen. their existing loan of five million shares not only their time, but it also “The actual land is going to be used to extend the “To make matters worse,” Hagen said, “their familyprovides food, clothes and support to help improve road that runs behind the Shalom House,” Hagen said. members disowned them because of their disability.the handicapped community’s living facility. It is “The government has offered the owner of the land It was for this reason the Shalom House was founded money for the property. Once the by Mr. Pak.” Shalom House people leave, they How to help? will level the buildings and connect Hagen emphasized that prayer and financial the road that runs from behind the donations are greatly needed. Shalom House.” “Everyone can help through prayer. No matter what Unfortunately, Hagen indicated we want to do ... God [has to be a part of this].” that there is no governmental social “Also, financial donations are always needed. protection for the Shalom House. We have bank information for those who want “The Shalom House was notified to donate. In addition, we are working with over a year ago and has been trying individuals back in the States for further to find a place ever since the financial support. notification by the Korean Hagen, with tears in his eyes, said “I guess what government. The problem with the hurts me more is that I can not do more for them than Shalom House is that they live in a what I am doing. As a volunteer, my family and I facility that is not sanctioned by the spend much time with the Shalom House people. They Korean government. The Korean are the most loving and caring people you will ever government has granted them meet. They have such an amazing faith in God. Once extensions in the past, but due to anyone spends just a little time with the Shalom House, the great needs of the Shalom they will truly experience a blessing.” House, no person or agency has To help by donating or giving time, call 7913-2374 been willing to provide any support or e-mail: First Sgt. Shannon Caviness, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th or offer assistance in finding them a PERSCOM, assists with serving drinks to Yi gang-min, a resident of the Shalom place,” he said. House during a Friendship Day of Sharing at the facility. E-mail:
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area II April 8, 2005 11Arbor from Page 9Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Area II Support Activity, protection organization. “But now it has been cleaned up in part of a plan to turnjoined with Yongsan-gu’s community service organizations, including members of Hannam-dong into a valley abundant of Mugeung-hwa trees.”the Yongsan-gu office and the Yongsan district environmental protection group, to American Soldiers who took part in the day’s tree-planting ceremony enjoyedplant more than 2,000 trees adjacent to Mt. Maebong. the opportunity to make a difference in the environment, as well as to build positive “We welcome all members, including Eighth U.S. Army, who are also a part of relationships with their Korean neighbors.our community,” said Park. “When these trees grow they will be very strong and they will symbolize the The area where HHC Soldiers and Korean officials planted the trees was infamously relationship that we have with Yongsan-gu,” said Sgt. Nickola Noble, HHC, Area IIknown as a trash dump back in the 1960s. Support Activity. “After all, we are citizens of Yongsan just like anybody else.” “The site was previously a drivers license test course where people used todump their trash,” said Kim Min-ja, a member of the Yongsan district environmental Women’sArea II Celebrates Women’s History Month (Left) Col. Timothy K. McNulty, Area II commander, thanks the members of the Girl Scouts of America Reader’s Theater, following their presentation of “Women Change America” during the Area II Women’s History Month Commemoration Ceremony at the Yongsan Multi-Purpose Training Facility. (Right) As a part of the ceremony, The Women of Faith South Post Chapel Yongsan delivered a God’s message through song presentation, “Worthy and Trouble Don’t Last Always.” PHOTOS BY CPL. PARK YUNG-KWI Ad goes here
    • April 8, 200512 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Community News NEWS & NOTES Muster are invited to the annual event in honor 3 p.m. April 23 at the Yongsan Child Host Families Sought of Aggies who have gone before. For information, Development Center in order to celebrate the The U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor program is hosting an call 011-9495-0622 or e-mail Month of the Military Child. Activities will include English Camp May 17 - 21. Yongsan martial arts demonstrations, dance performances, area families are needed to welcome games and face painting. For information, call Movies and Opera 738-5556. Korean 10th-grade students into their homes to help immerse them into an English-language family environment. Geuddae Geusaramdeul World 3rd W orld Ceramic While the camp is in session, The movie, ‘Geuddae Geusaramdeul,’ about the Biennale students will attend organized daily historical event of President Park Jung Hee’s The Third World Ceramic Biennale will be held activities at bases throughout the assassination, will be screened with English with the theme of “Ceramics: The Vehicle of country. Afterwards, they would join subtitles through Thursday in Joongang Cinema. Culture” for 58 days from April 23 - June 19 in their host family to enjoy an American For information, call 776-9024. Icheon, Yeoju and Gwangju. For information, call evening at home, including dinner 031-631-6504. and other normal family activities. Community Events, Exhibitions and Festivals Families willing to support this Classes and Meetings Religious A ctivities program should contact Kevin Women omen’s 7th Women ’s Film Festival Krejcarek, USFK Community Best Ball Golf The seventh Women’s Film Festival will be held Passover Seders in Seoul Relations Office, at 723-6085. To u r n a m e n t today - April 15 at Artreon Theater in Sinchon. Seders will be held at 8 p.m. April 23 – 24 304th Signal Battalion will host ‘Best Ball Golf The festival will introduce eighty films on screen at the Religious Retreat Center. Reservations NEO Exercise Tournament’ at 1 p.m. April 25 at Sungnam which show the current trend of feminist movies. are required. For reservations or information, The Courageous Channel NEO Golf Course. For information, call 722-4458. Many films will be screened with English subtitles. e-mail or exercise will be conducted April 28- For information, call 583-3598. May 1 in Area II. All military and Area II Intramural emergency essential DoD civilian Sof tball League Foreign Language Fair Warrior Spirit W arrior 2005 family members, non-essential DoD civilians, invited contractors, technical Area II Intramural softball league will start April Seeks Judges, V olunteers Volunteers Spirit Warrior 2005, “A Warrior’s Truth” will be representatives and their families are 30. Those who want to participate in the The Third Annual Foreign Language Fair and held April 29-30 at South Post Chapel. Free required to participate. program are asked to register by April 18 at Competition will be held April 21-22. A variety lodging is available for attendees traveling to Evacuation Control Centers at Collier Yongsan Sports Center. For information, call of activities and competitions for students of Area II. For information, call 738-4043/723-8716 Field House and the Hannam Village 736-4032/7746. Korean, French, German and Spanish will be or e-mail Chapel will be in operation from 6 a.m. offered. For information, call 797-3666 or e- - 8 p.m. April 28 - 29, and 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Aggie Muster mail questions to Submitting to TMCW April 30. The Aggie Muster event will be held at noon To submit items to Area II Community News, For information, call 738-3291 or 738-3429. April 23 at South Post Picnic Area #1. All CYS Community Fun Fair send all pertinent information to former students and friends of Texas Aggie CYS Community Fun Fair will be held 11 a.m. - Ad goes here
    • The Morning Calm Weekly April 8, 2005 13Star from Page 3It also symbolizes respect and LaDonna Jenkins, 2nd Infantrytribute above and beyond the highest Division, and Pfc. Nicole Douglas, 19thmilitary rank. Theater Support Command. The two In addition to the various activities, Soldiers, along with their ROKUSO and the many sponsors of the counterparts, each received $2,500event treated the servicemembers with from DaimlerChrysler Korea.a number of giveaways, prizes and, for “This is such a blessing,” saidtwo lucky American and Korean Jenkins, who was nominated for thesoldiers, scholarships to aid in scholarship and for six star recognitioncontinuing their educations. after winning her battalion and brigade The USFK recipients were Sgt. soldier of the quarter boards, and who will use the scholarship to pursue a degree in communications. “I am so glad I went to the boards and to have it lead to something like this is amazing.” While many U.S. honorees called the JOHN NOWELL pampering and the many gifts the best Dr. Yoon Kanghoon, PhD, representing the Korea Monorail table sponsor, places the USO Six parts of the trip, for Air Force Staff Sgt. Star medallion around the neck of Air Force Staff Sgt Shin, 7th Air Force, during a group recognition James Shin, it was the March 31 of 80 exemplary enlisted personnel from the Republic of Korea military, United Nations Command banquet that stood out. and United States Force Korea hosted by the USO in the Hyatt Hotel Grand Ballroom, March 31. “The organizers really went out of together with American Soldiers whom is a chance most would never get their way to make the banquet special,” I did not have an opportunity to meet otherwise,” Asato said. “I can see how Shin said. “The whole evening was nice. with during my life in the military,” said it would be special to them.” We got the royal treatment and met ROK Army Cpl. Yun Sung-hyun, 37th By the end of the two-day event, some very nice people.” Infantry Division. “And it’s a great many of the honorees felt overwhelmed Jenkins agreed. “I sat with the opportunity for me to meet and talk with by the attention. “I haven’t eaten this sponsors who provided my scholarship some American Soldiers.” much in my life,” Asato said. “The and they really made me feel like it was Sgt. Osamu Asato, an honoree from whole experience has been like that, my night,” she said. “The whole evening 501st Military Intelligence Brigade, who though. Everyone has gone out of their STAFF SGT. MARK PORTER was special because you could feel how lived in Korea until age 18 as the son of way to treat us well.”Republic of Korea Army soldiers pose for a apprecaited you were for serving here.” an Army NCO, said he understood a For others, it was a welcome change.picture in front of The Blue House. Eighty For many ROK participants, it was visit to the presidential mansion is rare “We have things pretty good at Osanservicemembers from the ROK military, United the tour of The Blue House grounds that for Korean citizens, so the ROK Air Base, but it was still nice to comeNations Command and U.S. Forces Korea left the biggest impression. personnel see it as a great honor. here and to be treated so well,” Shintoured the presidential compound as part of “It gives me great pleasure to be here, “I actually came before when I was said. “If this is how generals get treated,the USO Six Star Salute. in the Blue House, especially here younger, but for the Korean soldiers this I think I could get used to it.”
    • April 8, 200514 The Morning Calm Weekly April 8-14 Pooh’s Boogeyman Boogeyman The Ring Two The Ring Two Heffalump Movie Are We There Are We There PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Yet? PG Yet? PG Alone in Phantom of the White Noise No Show The Wedding Are We There The Ring Two the Dark R Opera PG-13 PG-13 Date PG-13 Yet? PG PG-13 Phantom of the Are We There Boogeyman Robots PG No Show No Show No Show Opera PG-13 Yet? PG PG-13 The Ring Two The Ring Two The Ring Two Are We There Are We There Boogeyman Boogeyman PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Yet? PG Yet? PG PG-13 PG-13 Robots PG Alone in the The Wedding No Show No Show No Show No Show Dark R Date PG-13 Are We There The Ring Two Are We There Boogeyman The Ring Two Boogeyman Son of the Yet? PG PG-13 Yet? PG PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Mask PG The Pacifier The Pacifier Boogeyman No Show Boogeyman Phantom of the Phantom of the PG PG PG-13 PG-13 Opera PG-13 Opera PG-13 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. Constantine R No Show Constantine R Elektra PG-13 No Show No Show No Show Miss Miss Miss Congeniality 2 Congeniality 2 The Wedding The Wedding Boogeyman Boogeyman Congeniality 2 Date PG-13 Date PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Miss The Ring Two Are We There Are We There Boogeyman Alone in the No Show Congeniality 2 PG-13 Yet? PG Yet? PG PG-13 Dark R PG-13 Miss Are We There Boogeyman Boogeyman Pooh’s Heffalump No Show Son of the Congeniality 2 Yet? PG PG-13 PG-13 Movie PG-13 Mask PG PG-13 Miss Miss Miss Boogeyman Boogeyman Boogeyman Boogeyman Congeniality 2 Congeniality 2 Congeniality 2 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Miss Pooh’s Heffalump Pooh’s Heffalump Are We There Are We There Racing Stripes Racing Stripes Congeniality 2 PG-13 Movie PG-13 Movie PG-13 Yet? PG Yet? PG PG PG Spongebob Spongebob Phantom of the Pooh’s Heffalump Pooh’s Heffalump Shark Tale PG Shark Tale PG Squarepants Squarepants Opera PG-13 Movie PG-13 Movie PG-13 Movie PG-13 Movie PG-13
    • The Morning Calm Weekly April 8, 2005 15Learning to finish strong race of lifeBy Chaplain (Capt.) Thomas B. Vaughn Jr. what I was going to ask you.” To which she responded, not to carry excess pounds if they’re intent on winning.Installation Chaplain, Camp Long/Camp Eagle “I’m not the one who stopped in the middle of the In life, wrong attitudes, actions or thoughts will weigh As a woman was driving home, the rain was road and then turned off their lights!” To which the you down.coming down hard, making it difficult to see. She man said, “We’re not in the road. We’re in my Third, pace yourself. Everyone cheers the runnerscould just make out taillights that seemed to be going driveway.” at the start and finish of a race, but the real race isin the right direction, so she followed the car in front Many times in life we get off to a good start, but fought and won on the back roads. Pace yourself soof her. then face storms that make it hard for us to see the you won’t become tired and discouraged. Suddenly, the car in front stopped. It was still raining road ahead. Rather than pull over and wait out the Finally, keep your eyes on the finish line. A runnerhard and she worried that being stopped in the road storm or ask for help, we attempt to make it on our who allows the weather, spectators or other runnersmight cause an accident. Then, the car in front of her own. Such determination is great, unless you end up to distract him will eventually stumble. If a runnerturned off their lights. Her concern now turned to following the wrong leader and find yourself parked really wants to win, he must keep his thoughts onaggravation. Why was this person stopping in the somewhere in life you don’t want to be. making it across the finish line.middle of the road and turning off their lights? Suddenly, So how do you finish strong in the race of life? In the same way, live your lives with the end clearlyshe was startled by a knock on her window. First, remember that others have run this same race in focus. And the end is not graduation, marriage, She looked and saw a man standing in the rain before you. The struggles you face can be overcome promotion or retirement. Our finish line is when wewanting to speak to her. She cracked the window open with God’s help. finally stand before God. Don’t come up short nearand asked what the problem was. He said, “That’s Second, remove any excess weight. Runners know the end. Finish strong. Worship Area III W orship Services Protestant Gospel Sunday 1 p.m. Freedom Chapel Mass Sunday 1 p.m. Suwon Air Base Lutheran Sunday 8 a.m. Freedom Chapel Latter-day Saints 4 p.m. Freedom Chapel Mass 4 p.m. Camp Long Collective 10 a.m. Suwon Air Base Contemporary 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel Mass 5:!5 p.m. Camp Eagle 10:30 a.m. Camp Eagle Korean 7 p.m. Camp Long Area III Chaplains Collective 10:30 a.m. Zoeckler Chapel Catholic Chaplain (Maj.) Matthew B. Ahn Collective 11 a.m. Freedom Chapel Mass Daily 11:45 a.m. Freedom Chapel 753-7274 Chaplain (Capt.) Thomas Vaughn 12:30 p.m. Camp Long Mass Sunday 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel 721-3356 Ad goes here
    • 16 April 8, 2005 Feature The Morning Calm Weekly SPC. ROBERT HAYNESThe War Memorial details conflicts, which cost millions of lives. The museum is located adjacent to Yongsan Army Garrison in Seoul.War Memorial looks topast for brighter futureBy David McNally music can make even the most hardenedArea I Public Affairs cynic tear up, at least a bit,” Windrow SEOUL — The War Memorial of said. “Its worth seeing, and youllKorea gives visitors important lessons definitely learn a lot.”about conflicts in Korean history. A combat experience room offers “The War Memorial is one of the best visitors a vivid picture of life and deathmuseums in Seoul,” said Hayden situations from the Korean War. WithWindrow, a foreign visitor to Korea. special effects of lighting, vibration and“The complex is a post-modernist even the smell of gunpowder, visitorsarchitectural dream that speaks to the feel as if they are on the battlefield.robustness of Korean nationalism.” “I had no idea that Ethiopia, Koreans fought many invading Columbia, Thailand and Turkey foughtarmies throughout a 5,000-year history. in the Korean War against the north,” Even with the threats, the Korean Windrow said. “Wonders never cease.”people maintained their unique culture, Inside exhibition rooms display morelanguage and tradition. than 8,500 items with different themes. The War Memorial of Korea collects, Displays include weapons andpreserves and exhibits historical records equipment from prehistoric times toand relics to catalog the past and to teach present day.future generations. Battlefield paintings and sculptures “The design, layout and nostalgic portray Korean patriotism. Outside, a statue of two brothers, the elder a South Korean soldier, and the younger a North Korean soldier, stands as a symbol of the Korean War. About 100 large weapons are also displayed in the outside exhibition area. The memorial is open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday - Sunday. There is no admission fee for active duty military, people 65 or older, or war veterans. Other visitors pay an entrance fee of 1,000-3,000 Korean Won depending on age. The War Memorial also hosts Republic of Korea Honor Guard demonstrations from 2 - 2:30 p.m each Friday. The shows include close-order drill with rifles and traditional sword play. For information online, visit http:// SPC. CHRIS OHA statue reaches for the sky to symbolize the SPC. CHRIS OHagony of the Korean War. E-mail A single beam of light shines in the Korean War Memorial dome.
    • April 8, 200518 The Morning Calm Weekly Camp Humphreys goes all out for military child month Mike Mooney Area III MWR Marketing Yongsan Auto Show A Yongsan Auto Show will be held CAMP HUMPHREYS – Although at the commissary parking lot, Yongsan small in numbers, Area III Morale, South Post, Saturday. The show will be Welfare and Recreatoin is still making a from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for viewing and major production of the Month of the prize drawings. Judging begins at noon. Military Child, with just about every MWR Registration for participation is on- activity getting involved in the annual going. Forms can be picked up and Salute to Kids. turned in at Auto crafts or at the Moyer At latest count, Area III has only 317 Community Services Center today. command-sponsored and 308 non- There will be different categories for command sponsored children ages 18 and vehicle and motorcycle entries. under – about 40 percent of them under For car entries there are four the age of five. categories which are “That’s not many kids in comparison 1. Best Overall with Yongsan and Taegu,” said Area III 2. Best Sound System Director of Community Activities Dave 3. Best Engine Compartment Watson. “But the numbers don’t really 4. Best Wheels and Tires matter. These are the children of our Judges will also choose a Best Bike for motorcycle entries 250cc-and-over, Soldiers, airmen and civilian employees, and Under 250cc. and we have an obligation to take care of COURTESY PHOTO First place winners for each category them … no matter how few there are.” Area III children grace the cover of the monthly magazine, “Youth Newsletter” in recognition of will receive $100 each. Second Place Area III kicked off the Month of the the Month of the Military Child. winners for each category will receive Military Child with the Eggstravaganza Area III MWR also unveiled a special Augusta West Miniature Golf Course $50 each. Children’s Festival, March 26. Month of the Military Child banner, which has the free golf and is introducing a new Auto Sound 21 and Crown Tire from “The official Month of the Military Child features photos of 16 of the community’s Unlimited Play Monthly Family Pass for off-post vendors are also participating doesn’t really start until April 1, but children. The Ranger Shop, which is just $25. in this show. Eggstravaganza is traditionally tied into Easter located just across from Camp The Nitewatch Club, Triple Play in as well as the Month of the Military Child, Humphrey’s walk-thru gate, made the Tommy D’s and Macgregor’s Market Library Week so a few days early don’t really make much banner and is giving parents of the 16 in the Community Activities Center also Camp Casey Library will host an difference,” Watson explained. children a free “mini-banner” if they visit have specials associated with the month Open House at 11 a.m. Sunday, In addition to Eggstravaganza, Area III the shop. of activities. celebrating National Library Week. marked the month-long celebration with the “In addition to the photos, our activities Army Community Service has a Visitors may enjoy cookies and April covers of the monthly Leisure Informer are also going to spend the full month combination of activities planned – some refreshments while they check out new and Youth Newsletter monthly magazines. recognizing children,” Watson said. “For to celebrate Month of the Military Child book collection, DVDs, CDs and video “We gave parents the opportunity to example: kids are going to bowl free and and others directed toward Child Abuse tapes the Casey Library offers. For have their children’s picture on the front golf free when accompanied by a paying Prevention and Awareness. information, call 730-4563. or back cover of one of the magazines, adult all month long.” A formal anti-Child Abuse and they responded in a big way. Both In addition to the free bowling for Proclamation was signed to kick off the Twilight Golf Scramble Camp Casey and Camp Hovey the Informer and the Newsletter front and children, the Strike Zone Bowling Center month, and Child Abuse Awareness Better Opportunities for Single and back covers are covered with pictures of is holding a special Adult-Child Dutch tables will be set up in the Post Exchange unaccompanied Soldiers is hosting a our kids, and there’s dozens more inside Doubles Bowling Tournament April 17, Mall several times during the month. Casey and Hovey BOSS Twilight Golf the magazines.” in Honor of Military Child Month. Other special activities in celebration Scramble at Camp Casey Indianhead of Month of the Military Child include a Parents Nite Out April 16, and Kid’s MWR survey seeks user input Golf Course April 16. The event is open to the first 14 four-person teams to Safety Day April 23. enter. Each team must consist of at least And, of course, Youth Services has one E5 or below. The Camp Casey CFSC Marketing Soldiers and civilian employees a whole range of special activities Community Activity Center is now YONGSAN – To better provide the selected through random sampling planned – including a Teenage and accepting team registrations. Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs distribution will receive a survey Middle School Lock-In today; an A golf clinic will be held at 2 p.m., community members want Korea Region through their unit or workplace. The Everland Trip for Teens, Middle followed by a longest driving is participating in the Army-wide 2005 survey will be mailed directly to spouses Schoolers and School Age Services contest, a chipping and putting MWR Leisure Needs Survey. and military retirees. children, Wednesday; kite making and contest. Barbecue will be available for flying, April 19 and 20, planting an Earth The survey will obtain information If selected to participate, community all participants and the Golf Scramble Day Garden at Youth Services April 22 about customer leisure-time activities, members are urged to take advantage will begin at 7 p.m. For information, and a month-long digital photo contest as well as use and satisfaction with of this opportunity to voice their opinion call 730-3424. with a theme of “Life in Korea.” MWR facilities and programs. on Army MWR. Survey data is used in program The greater the number of “Life for children in Area III can be Arts and Crafts Contest planning and decision-making to improve responses, the more accurate and more difficult than that for children in Enter the 2005 Korea Region MWR Arts and Crafts Contest at Camp the MWR activities that are important helpful the information is in guiding the the bigger command-sponsored areas,” Stanley Community Activity Center. The to quality of life in the community. Army in providing the community Watson said. deadline to submit entries is April 15. Usually conducted every three years, wants and needs. “We don’t have a middle school or a Categories are ceramics, wood, fibers, the Leisure Needs Survey is customized A comprehensive installation report of high school. We don’t have a Child textiles, glass, metal and jewelry, for each participating installation. This survey data will be provided to each Development Center and a separate Teen drawings, prints, water/oil base year’s survey will be fielded at 92 installation in late 2005. Each report will Center. But we do have a great group of painting, and mixed media-2D/3D. installations, with over 260,000 surveys provide patron data in the form of an MWR professionals who recognize that For information, call 732- 6644. distributed Army-wide to active-duty electronic, queriable database consisting of taking care of kids is an important part Soldiers, spouses, civilian employees both installation-specific and cumulative of taking care of Soldiers. We’re happy and military retirees. Regional and Army-wide data. to do our part to celebrate kids.”
    • April 8, 2005 Page 21Aggie Rodriguez coordinates more than 650Area III boasts hundreds of registered volunteersBy Roger Edwards the library, school and youth center. working around kids,” she continued, right away and start the process.”Area III Public Affairs “We’re always in need of adults who “and the process takes a while. Right When people come to ACS to CAM P HUMPHREYS – Aggie can coach youth sports,” said now I’m recruiting volunteers to coach volunteer, they fill out an applicationRodriguez is the official Area III “U.S. Rodriguez. “But we have to get them soccer next fall. Anyone who wants to that allows them to list their skills,Army Volunteer Corps coordinator” for early. We screen anyone who will be work with children needs to come in talents and the kind of work they’dSuwon and for camps Eagle, like to do, and to specify their goalsHumphreys and Long. Working from in volunteering.the Camp Humphreys Army Community “We have people come in who justServices, she is the go-between for those want something to do with some ofwho wish to volunteer and organizations their time,” said Rodriguez. “There arethat want volunteer assistance. others who have professional skills “I have more than 650 people they want to keep active or who areregistered as volunteers,” said looking for professional developmentRodriguez. “Lots of them are active-duty and others who are looking for skillsSoldiers and can only help out on to add on their resume.occasion due to military obligations. “Whatever their goals, I try to findThey are an important part of the the best match between their skills andprogram though. What would we do abilities, and the needs of thewithout our Soldiers helping out on organization.”things like Saturday’s Eggstravaganza? She said one important thing to “They are all a valuable resource.” remember is, if you volunteer, register Many of the volunteers are active and with the volunteer coordinator andput in 30 or more hours a week at report the hours you work. She needswhatever organization they are helping. to record them for tracking purposes When an organization needs help, a for things such as letters ofrequest is put in with the volunteer recommendations, volunteercoordinator. Currently there are requests certificates, the President’s Volunteerfor volunteers from organizations PICTURES BY ROGER EDWARDS Service Award, the Militaryranging from the Camp Humphreys Aggie Rodriguez, Camp Humphreys volunteer coordinator, has more than 650 volunteers Outstanding Volunteer Service MedalAuto Skills Center to the USO including registered. To volunteer, call her at Army Community Service, 753-8294. and overall recognition. Two volunteers Making a lot of difference Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sergio Almanza got into being a volunteer Former Nightwatch waitress Chong coach because of his kids. Eun-yi now volunteers at Camp Long. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Sergio Almanza, 52nd Aviation Regiment, is new at Camp Humphreys. He is also a new volunteer. Chong Eun-yi is a new volunteer with Army Community Services at Camp Almanza has volunteered to coach youth baseball. It’s a position he has filled Long. before. Until December Chong worked as a waitress at Camp Humphreys Nightwatch “I originally got into coaching because of my kids,” he said. “I’ve got three Restaurant. Then she married Spc. Jay Bourgeois of 524th Military Intelligence, boys who enjoy playing the game, and my girls enjoy watching their brothers Camp Long. when they’re not involved in their own activities. “I tried to be a stay-at-home wife,” said Chong, “but I’ve worked since high “I think I produce winning teams,” he continued. “Last year I took my team school and that just wasn’t me.” at Fort Rucker (Enterprise, Ala.) to first place in the regular season and was When she found that paid jobs were rare at Camp Long she decided allowed to coach an All Star team to division level. to become a volunteer and now works from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday “But more important, by giving a couple of hours a week, I can help instill a through Friday. Her tasks are “whatever needs to be done.” love of the game and give kids the opportunity to have some fun.” Chong says that she still wants a paid job, but that until one comes Almanza’s family will be joining him this summer. He doesn’t intend to quit along, she’s enjoying her volunteer work and her co-workers. with baseball season though. “I also coach basketball and soccer,” he said.
    • 22 April 8, 2005 Area III The Morning Calm Weekly Humphreys Soldiers tour Pyeongtaek Cross Cultural By Roger Edwards variety of plants from Korea and said. “Something like this gives our Marriage Seminar Area III Public Affairs around the world grow and are on people the chance to see something A cross-cultural marriage seminar outside of Anjong-ri.” CAMP HUMPHREYS – display. will be held Monday-Tuesday in Pyeongtaek City and People-to-People The final visits of the day were to According to Peter Yu of the Area the MWR Training Room. Pre- International, Korea (Pyeongtaek City Pyeongtaek Port Information Center, III Public Affairs Office, monthly registration is required. For Chapter) have come together to where they examined displays dealing tours will be scheduled during the last information, call 753-8782. welcome Soldiers, civilian employees with the history and current status of week of each month. Smooth Move and family members newly assigned the port; and a voyage around the port “We will only have 35 seats available Workshop to Camp Humphreys with an aboard the “Seaworld” tour boat. for each tour,” said Yu, “so our priority Get ready for an upcoming move introductory tour of their community. Asked what he thought about the will remain newly arrived Soldiers, by attending the “Smooth Move Fourteen Soldiers took advantage trip, Staff Sgt. Harry LeRoy said that civilians and family members. But we Workshop” 6 p.m. Tuesday at the of the offer March 30, when they the tour went through some pretty will attempt to take others on a space- ACS Bldg 311. For information, call boarded a tour bus outside the Camp country and that he really enjoyed the available, first-come, first-served basis. 753-6901/8401. Humphreys walk-through gate for the day. “The thing that impressed me, Anyone who would like to take the first of what will become monthly though, is the pride the Korean people tour may submit a request to Yu Pom- Sponsorship Training scheduled tours. have in their accomplishments.” tong on the Global E-Mail listing, or Learn how to help an incoming “It’s a good trip,” said Spc. Travis “I hope the tours continue,” he by calling 753-7652. Soldier or family at a Sponsorship McIntyre, 23rd Area Support Group. “It Training Workshop 9:30 a.m. gives a newcomer the opportunity to see Thursday at the Camp Humphreys a little of what Korea has to offer.” Army Community Services, Bldg. The Soldiers, one of whom has 311. For information, call 753-8804/ been in Korea only two days and none 8401. of whom have been here more than three months, were treated to a visit USO Tours to the Mangi-sa Buddhist Temple and April 10, Seoul Land & Zoo April 17, Lotte World Amusement a traditional Korean restaurant where Park they dined on bulgogi, rice and various April 23-24, Mt. Sorak and hot vegetable dishes. springs Following lunch they visited the April 23, Yoju and Icheon pottery Pyeongtaek City Agricultural tour Technology and Extension Center, April 24, Everland Amusement where they toured a museum Park displaying the history of farming in ROGER EDWARDS For information, call 753-6281. Korea and some of the products Soldiers gather at the entry of the main temple building of the Mangi-sa Buddhist Temple during Korean agriculture produces. their March 30 Pyeongtaek tour. The all day event included stops at the thousand-year old Softball Sign-up The tour also included a botanical temple, lunch at a Korean restaurant, a visit to the Pyeongtaek Agricultural Extension Service The 2005 Camp Humphreys garden on center grounds, where a Museum and to Pyeongtaek Port. Men’s Post-Level Softball Team is now conducting sign-ups for the upcoming softball season. Sign up in person at the Camp Humphreys post gym through Kick-off cake April 15. For information, call the Area III Command Sgt. Maj. Robert R. Frace and Brenda Kittrell, Army Family post gym at 753-8810. Action Plan Manager with Army Community Services, cut the cake following the April 1 kickoff activities for the Month of the Military Child and Child Abuse Interview Techniques Prevention Month at the Camp Humphreys Youth Center. Workshop Activities at the kickoff included reading a proclamation designating the Month Prepare for a new job by taking of the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month, remarks from Frace, an an Interviewing Techniques appearance of the Humphreys American Elementary School Stompers, the Workshop 9 a.m.-noon April 19 announcement of the winners of the school art contest and an obstacle course at the Camp Humphreys ACS, run by teachers with a pizza party awarded to winner Kristi Brecheisen for her Bldg. 311. Pre-registration is 4th-grade class. required For information, call 753- 8321/8401. COURTESY PHOTO Area III Tax Center The Area III Tax Center is open for tax advice and tax return preparation. Soldiers should contact their unit tax advisor. 6th Cav Soldiers plant Arbor Day trees Department of Defense civilians, Twenty Soldiers of the 6th Cavalry Brigade traveled to Shin Han High School in Pyeongtaek City family members and other valid April 5, to plant trees as part of the Korea wide celebration of Arbor Day. ID cardholders are also eligible “The Soldiers bought the trees and provided the tools, material and manpower to do the for tax preparation service. For planting,” said Area III Public Affairs representative Yu Pom-tong. “Afterwards, school information, call 753-3170. representatives and students provided lunch for the group.” The group planted two Magnolia trees, five Royal Azalea trees and about 15 small Royal Azalea Remedial Checkbook plants that will, in the future, form a flowering hedge for the school grounds. Management Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr., Area III commander, took part in an early Arbor Day activity on April Brush up on fiscal 2. Working with 200 Pyeongtaek City officials and employees he, his son and daughter helped responsibilities at a remedial plant 3,000 Big Cone Pine saplings at a site 40 minutes from Camp Humphreys. checkbook management class at 9-10 a.m. the last Tuesday of Korean Arbor Day is a day in which government officials, teachers, school children and each month at the Camp thousands of Koreans throughout the country plant trees in accordance with the government’s Humphreys ACS, Bldg. 311. Pre- reforestation program. What started as a program to replace the trees lost during the Korean registration is required. For War, now serves as a reminder for Korean citizens to respect nature and their environment. information, call 753-8403/8401. COURTESY PHOTO
    • Area IIIThe Morning Calm Weekly 23 April 8, 2005 tool educates Soldiers on driving risksBy Sarah Schuchard tool to two factors — the personalization of any other control that might reduce the reflects this fact. Even though the groundArmy News Service risk management and the involvement of level of risk. For example, the supervisor module has been available for less time, it FORT RUCKER, Ala. — In the 15 leadership in travel decisions. might suggest modifying the time of boasts 2,930 assessments versus themonths since the U.S. Army Combat The tool personalizes risk management departure, the number of miles traveled aviation module’s 1,834, as of March 23.Readiness Center launched the first of in several ways. After the user answers a each day or the frequency of rest stops. The USACRC is working on making thethree modules of the Army Safety series of questions about his trip, the tool Capt. Jeffrey Lesh, commander of A ASMIS-1 tool available on the SecureManagement Information System 1, the accesses the five accident cases most Company, 1st Battalion, 210th Aviation Internet Protocol Router Network — calledonline tool has made steady progress in applicable to the user’s data from the Regiment, said he thinks the ASMIS-1 the SIPRNET — so Soldiers in Iraq andproviding risk awareness to Soldiers, USACRC’s database. By Afghanistan can access the aviation andaccording to center officials. viewing these cases, a user ground modules, Kulsrud said. Also in the “As a leader, I think it’s our The Personally Owned Vehicle module sees that accidents have works is a possible collaboration between— deployed Dec. 10, 2003 — processed happened to Soldiers just like responsibility to ensure our Soldiers the aviation module and the Aviation Mission340,457 by March 23, and though it is him embarking on the same are prepared, both on and off duty.” Planning Station, or AMPS.still too early to draw any definitive or similar POV trips, Kulsrud said the center already has aconclusions from such a small sample Kulsrud said. — Capt. Jefffrey Lesh design document for the POV module’ssize, the trend in the accident data is “If a private leaving Fort A Co., 1st Bn., 210th Aviation Regt. commander first revision based on user feedback andpromising, according to Larry Kulsrud, Rucker and driving to lessons learned. One of the manyASMIS-1 program manager. Atlanta for the weekend does a risk heightens awareness of safety issues improvements to be made is the integration “If you take the Army’s POV accident assessment, he’ll see accident cases among users. of mapping software so users will see arate and apply it to the average number of where young Soldiers — maybe not “By conferring with their supervisors trip map highlighted with information onASMIS-1 users over the last 12 months, necessarily a private, but young Soldiers and reviewing accident data presented construction zones and recommended(you find) we should have had about 6.5 in his grade band — leaving Fort during the process, each Soldier will stop rest stop areas.fatalities,” Kulsrud said. “We’ve only had Rucker and driving to Atlanta were and think before acting,” Lesh said. “That Brig. Gen. Joseph Smith, commandingthree, so the fatality rate among ASMIS- involved in an accident,” Kulsrud said. millisecond can make the difference.” general of the USACRC, envisioned an1 users is slightly less than half of that of Along with the accident cases, the “As a leader, I think it’s our automated risk management tool in midnon-users.” tool identifies hazards and recommends responsibility to ensure our Soldiers are 2003 after the Secretary of Defense Using the POV module is mandatory controls so the user can make prepared, both on and off duty,” Lesh challenged the services to reduce thefor CONUS Soldiers going on leave, pass adjustments to his initial assessment and added. “I know that ASMIS-1 has made number of accidents by at least 50 percentor temporary duty, and Kulsrud said he recalculate the trip’s risk level. me think more about POV safety when throughout the next two years.believes a majority of the Army is Leadership enters into the process briefing Soldiers.” The center subsequently developed theenforcing this requirement.though not after a user finishes the final risk Use of the tactical aviation and ground idea into the ASMIS-1, which is alsodesigned for travel overseas, officials said assessment. An e-mail notification is modules of the ASMIS-1 — deployed in currently being used by the Navy, Airthe guidelines can still benefit overseas automatically sent to the user ’s June and September 2004, respectively Force, Marines and Coast supervisor, who can look over the — is not mandatory, and the number of The online tool is available through the Kulsrud attributes the effectiveness of the assessment and discuss with the user completed risk assessments for each U.S. Army Safety Center at Did you change the date on Pg. 24? Ad goes here
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    • April 8, 2005 Page 25Archbishop of Military Services visits Area IVBy Cpl. Oh Dong-keun approached the altar with a sponsor andArea IV Public Affairs received the sacrament of confirmation CAMP WALKER – Seven candidates from the archbishop.from the Area IV Holy Family Parish and The parents of the confirmandi werefour from Camp Hialeah Holy Family pleased with the decision made by theirParish received the Most Holy Sacrament young adult sons and daughters.of Confirmation from Archbishop Edwin “I am happy for (my son),” saidF. O’Brien during a special Mass Lt. Col. Bryan A. Groves, assistantcelebrated at Soldier Memorial Chapel chief of staff for civil affairs, 19thhere March 29. Theater Support Command, whose The archbishop for the military son, Daniel, was confirmed. “I amservices spent several days touring glad that he made a decision to joinmilitary installations in Korea March 29 the church and take a stand.– Saturday as part of his confirmation “I appreciate the sacrifice (thetour in the Pacific area including archbishop) made to come here to doSingapore, Japan, Guam and Hawaii. He this. Just listening to his homily, I canserves military parishioners from all see God is in his heart. He could haveservices worldwide. been many other places besides Daegu This is not the first time the CPL. OH DONG-KEUN tonight, and I thank him for taking time Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien anoints Cathreene Tomas on the head as Norma Rifner, her sponsor, out of his busy schedule for us.”archbishop visited Area IV. The last time looks on during the confirmation Mass at Soldier Memorial Chapel on Camp Walker March 29. “I am glad that he could come andhe visited Daegu in May 2002, 10members of the Holy Family Parish IV command chaplain, presented the they stood for something, but very confirm us himself,” Daniel said. “It’s areceived confirmation from O’Brien. confirmation candidates to the often, they are not very popular. very special moment for me and I “I saw a lot of familiar faces,” archbishop. “That’s what happens when you believe it is very special moment for allO’Brien said. “It’s an encouraging visit, “They stand here this evening ready stand for something,” he told the other confirmandi, too.”because it’s (a) comparably small to enter a new phase in their lives and confirmation candidates as he pointed The candidates and their parents werecommunity, and maybe because of that commit their lives to the Lord,” Bendorf to the crucifix above the altar. not the only ones dazzled by the sacredit brings out the best in everybody, both said during the service. Before conferring the rite of celebration. Catechists America Planasin service and in attitude. Everybody “In (American) culture, it’s not easy confirmation, the archbishop asked the and Tony Gray, Camp Hialeah Morale,knows each other, and pulls for each to stand for something in our lives,” candidates to be baptized of their free Welfare and Recreation Distributionother. You don’t find that in the larger O’Brien said to the candidates. “But will, as their parents had done for them Center, NAF property manager, whoinstallations.” when you look at the history books, you when they were babies. also serves as Catholic coordinator for During the special Mass service, will find that those Americans who make Shortly after the renewal of theirChaplain (Maj.) Richard J. Bendorf, Area it in the history books usually do because baptismal vows, each candidate See Archbishop Page 28 Archbishop,American Corner in Daegu celebrates first anniversaryBy Galen Putnam counselor for public affairs at the U.S. EmbassyArea IV Public Affairs in Seoul. CAMP HENRY – After a year of providing “Nearly 50 years ago former U.S. PresidentDaegu residents with information about the Dwight D. Eisenhower founded the citizenUnited States and cultural exchange diplomacy movement built on the astute notionopportunities with its citizens, more than 100 that private citizens were the most effectiveguests and dignitaries from Daegu, the U.S. representatives of their respective nations.Embassy in Seoul and the U.S. military “Today we build upon that concept at thecommunity in Daegu gathered March 29 at the American Corner in Daegu where private citizensDaegu Metropolitan Jungang from the Republic of Korea andLibrary, to celebrate the first of the United States comeanniversary of the “American “I’m always here, every together in meaningful dialogCorner Daegu.” on a number of issues.” The U.S. Embassy in Russia day. ... I get lots of The American Corner housesconceived the American Corner information.” 780 books ranging fromconcept in the late 1990s. Since reference to fiction; 142 digital – Jung Kyoo-daethen more than 155 American video discs and videos includingCorners have been established documentaries and feature films;in more than 28 countries in an effort to expand 20 periodicals covering a variety of topics and ancommunication and improve information assortment of compact discs. Plans are already inexchange between Americans and residents of the works to expand the collection.other nations. The facility also has the capability to “When first given the opportunity to bring conduct digital video conferencing and featuresthe American Corner concept to Korea, we Internet connections.approached the project the way in which one “I’m always here, every day,” said Jung Kyoo-would the planning of a monument. But, instead dae, a local resident. “I love coming here,of offering a sculpture to the people of Daegu because it has newspapers, magazines and books GALEN PUTNAMwe would offer them a library collection in about current affairs. It helps me to keep up with Wilfred Plumley, Camp Carroll installation manager, and Jorecognition of U.S.-Korea friendship,” said Chang-ho, American Corner manager, peruse a scrapbookkeynote speaker Don Q. Washington, minister See Corner Page 28 Corner, documenting the opening of the American Corner in Daegu.
    • April 8, 200526 Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly Anti-Terrorism Exercise The Area IV Support Activity and tenant units on Daegu installations will participate in an anti-terrorism exercise Monday - April 14 at Camp George. The exercise is designed to test first responders’ abilities to react to a potential crisis. All scenarios are exercise play only. RSO&I Victory Party The Camp Carroll RSO&I Victory party will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Sweeny Field on Camp Carroll. There PHOTOS BY PFC. RILEY S. HUSKEY will be company-level competitions Soldiers from the 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash., move away from the Air Force C-17 that transported them to K-2 and an “American Idol”-style Air Base in Daegu March 18.The Strykers were a key element of an operational vignette held as part of this year’s RSOI exercise. competition. Sign up for the “American Idol” competition at Camp Carroll Army Community Service by Thursday. For information on the RSOI: Strykers highlight of ‘Operational Vignette’ competition, call Sandra Jackson at By Pfc. Riley S. Huskey coordinate different pieces of the I think they felt real good from the 765-8993. For information on the 210th MPAD operational vignette. We developed some support they got from the 19th TSC.” party, call Glenn Groome at 765-7230. K-2 AIR BASE -- To kick off the good relationships with our Air Force Sgt. Maj. John E. Swain, the 19th 2005 Reception, Staging, Onward counterparts at K2 as well.” TSC Training and Operations sergeant Earth Day Drawing movement and Integration exercise, the The operational vignette began as a major, agreed and said the operational Contest 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry platoon from the 46th Trans. Co. vignette was a good experience for the The Area IV Environmental Division Division, of Fort Lewis, Wash., landed conducted onward movement convoy Strykers. is sponsoring the 2005 Earth Day operations on an unsurfaced road near “The Strykers had an opportunity to here March 18 in support of this year’s drawing contest for Status of Forces mission. the 2nd ROK Army Headquarters in do their wartime mission in an Agreement status youth in ages 10 – Working closely with the Stryker Daegu. While enroute, the 14-vehicle environment they’re probably not familiar 15 in the Daegu and Camp Carroll Brigade, the 46th Transportation convoy was “attacked” by North Korean with,” Swain said. “Having just returned communities. Drawings must incorporate this year’s theme of Company, 498th Corps Support forces using improvised explosive from combat in October, this was their “Sustainable Future through Battalion, the 6th Calvary Brigade and devices, which in-turn sparked defensive opportunity to train on their wartime Recycling.” Entries must be soldiers from the 2nd Republic of Korea actions and return fire. mission in support of (Department of submitted to School Age Services on Army, the 19th Theater Support ROK aviation and ROK civilian and Defense) goals and initiatives.” Camp Walker by Wednesday. For Command played a key role in an military vehicles responded to the ambush. Young said he received many e-mails information, call Robert Chartier at operational vignette March 20. In addition, the 6th Cav. provided two AH- from troops talking about how much 768-8730. “The overall mission was to have a 64 Apache helicopters to act in a combined they’ve enjoyed this mission and safe training event that showed the quick reaction force role. thanking 19th TSC for allowing them Occupational Health capabilities of the United States Army All of this was organized with the help to be a part of it. Fair in the event that forces would be called of the 19th TSC. “The training was first-class training,” Occupational Health Fair 2005 will be upon to support convoys on the Korean “I thought it was an awesome Young said. “The Strykers even called me held 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday at the peninsula,” said Maj. Hank Young, 19th experience,” Young said. “I learned a lot and told me that it was the best live fire that AAFES Food Court on Camp Carroll. TSC Training and Operations current about the 19th TSC and the quality of they’ve ever done, as far as a training event. There will be free refreshments and operations officer. professionalism we have within our Even across the board, everybody was really door prizes. For information, call Sun Young headed the operational organization. People really bent over excited and thoroughly enjoyed their trip thus D. Kwon at 765-7958. vignette as the officer-in-charge. He backwards to help make this event a far in Korea. And we’ve enjoyed them.” served as the gatekeeper of information success.” For Young, however, this experience Summer Hire Program for the mission and helped to set the But the 19th TSC didn’t steal the show wasn’t for the “thank-yous” to the 19th Applications for the 2005 Area IV flow of the event. — it was the Strykers, Young said. TSC, it was for the lessons learned. summer hire program will be accepted “First off, I didn’t do it all by myself “I learned a lot from the Strykers “Understanding the new world we live through Thursday. Applications are available at the Area IV Civilian — I had a lot of help,” he said. “We had coming over,” he said. “They brought a in, when it comes to combat logistics Personnel Advisory Center on Camp a lot of good (noncommissioned lot of real-world lessons. The camaraderie patrols — you’re more offensive than Henry. For information, call Karyn officers) who helped us out to they had within their unit was awesome. defensive,” he said. “What I learned is Smith at 768-7128. aggressiveness and a show of force can be a deterrence when it comes to being Commissary Closure hit with IEDs and soft-shell elements. The The Taegu commissary will be closed more firepower you display, the less likely April 19 for inventory. The commissary you’ll be attacked.” will reopenApril 20. Camp Carroll, Pusan On top of lessons learned, and Chinhae commissaries will be open relationships and bonds formed, and April 19. For information, call Alan high-quality training, Young said he Esperas at 764-5310. didn’t stand alone. “This wasn’t anything that I did by Soccer Social myself,” Young said. “I just happened The Daegu Area Soccer Club is to be surrounded by some really good hosting its “Spring Kick-Off” 1 p.m. U.S. Soldiers who enjoyed doing their April 16 at the Hilltop Club on Camp job and enjoyed the training event. That Walker. The Kansas City Wizards of makes all the world of difference. If I Major League Soccer have provided can say anything, it was definitely a videos for entertainment and a team- team effort.” signed ball, posters, shirts and other items to be given away. All ID (Editor’s Note: The 210th Public cardholders and guests are invited. Affairs Detachment is stationed at Garner, N.C. The unit deployed to Korea For information, call Galen Putnam at Soldiers from the 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash., guard the perimeter in support of RSOI.) 011-1716-0428. around their Stryker after unloading at K-2 Air Base in Daegu.
    • Area IVThe Morning Calm Weekly April 8, 2005 27TAS cheerleadershead to nationalsBy Spc. KaRonda Fleming Team, “especially because I get to go210th MPAD with the team to Daytona. This team is CAMP WALKER – The Warrior really close and makes it seem moreCheerleaders at Taegu American School special.”will be competing in the National Through involvement with the team,Cheerleaders Association’s National the cheerleaders learn not only the basicChampionship in Daytona, Fla., April 9 cheerleading fundamentals, but other-10. real-life skills as well. These skills The team is comprised of high school include dedication to a common goal,students in grades 9-12, said Tonya determination to fulfill a dream, respectHagander, one of the Warrior coaches for others, hard work and motivation,and a former cheerleader. There are 13 Cho said.members on the team, 10 girls and three As evidence of their dedication, teamboys. members practices two hours a day in Two years ago, the Warrior preparation for the nationals, Hagandercheerleaders competed in the national said.competition in Dallas, said Hagander. “Dedication plays a very importantThis year, they have already competed role in these competitions. Everyone hasin two regional competitions and are to be here for practice. Missing onepreparing for the Daytona person makes it really difficult for thechampionship. rest of the team,” said David Arocho, The cheerleaders will be judged on member of the Warrior Cheerleaderhow well they perform stunts, the time takes to complete the stunts, “It is like a puzzle. Every person mustuniformity, precision and grace. be here for it to be a success. One One stunt that the team is learning person not showing up really hurts theis the “Bottle Rocket Full Down.” In team,” said Arocho.this stunt a flyer is tossed up high into (Editor’s Note: The 210th Publicthe air, while doing a toe touch. Affairs Detachment is stationed at SPC. KARONDA FLEMING “I’m really excited,” said Angela Cho, Garner, N.C. The unit deployed to Korea Sophomore Jesse Covan reaches for the sky as the Taegu American School Cheerleadersmember of the Warrior Cheerleader in support of RSOI.) practice a maneuver in preparation for the national championships. Ad goes here
    • April 8, 200528 Area IV The Morning Calm WeeklyArchbishop from Page 25 Corner from Page 25confirmandi towards this moment, and was delighted what happens around the world. I love traveling,to finally see them making this important decision in too. So I get lots of information about travelingtheir lives. here, as well from reading books and meeting “I am very proud of them,” Gray said. “They and talking to people from overseas.”worked really hard for this moment. To see these kids The American Corner has also hosted aup here today making a stand for their faith, it’s a number of meetings and forums to help fosterreflection of the community they come from and I am relations between American and Koreanvery proud of them.” citizens. Gray also shared his impression of the archbishop. E v e n t s h a v e i n c l u d e d a c h i l d r e n ’s b o o k “I heard a lot of great things about Bishop O’Brien, reading by Lynne Chaney, wife of U.S. Viceand everything I heard was true,” Gray said. “He’s a P r e s i d e n t D i c k C h a n e y, v i a d i g i t a l v i d e ogood man, he’s a sincere man, and it was a great conferencing, April 16, 2004; a seminar onpleasure for me and I am sure it was a great pleasure American History, Sept. 8, 2004; a discussionfor our kids and the families that came up to hear the on Martin Luther King Jr. and the HumanBishop speak. It was a real honor and a pleasure and I Rights Movement in the United States, Jan.hope to see him again soon.” 20, 2005; and a meeting with American poets During the Mass, O’Brien also used the pulpit to point Zack Rogow and Jerome Rothenberg. Jan. 25,out several other issues affecting the Catholic Church. 2005. He told the congregation that the U.S. military is in The library opened March 19, 2004 withserious need of Catholic priests. The military needs Thomas C. Hubbard, then ambassador to the800 priests to minister to its parishioners around the Republic of Korea as the keynote, but currently only has about 320. He urged the “Time has gone by really fast. I can’t believeparishioners to assist in the search for potential priests it’s already been a year,” said Jo Chang-ho,during their daily lives. A m e r i c a n C o r n e r m a n a g e r. “ I a m a b i t O’Brien’s final remarks were directed to the disappointed, though, because we had a smallerconfirmandi. He asked them to look closely into the CPL. OH DONG-KEUN turnout than I expected for the past year. So Ilives of the saints they took their confirmation names Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien celebrates a special confirmation will work harder to get the word out, so morefrom, and try to live their lives in a similar fashion. Mass at Soldier Memorial Chapel on Camp Walker March 29. people can enjoy and benefit from what we have Confirmed during the ceremony were: Meagan to offer.”Esperas, Daniel Groves, Jeanelly Haddock, Loreann Military Services in 1997. The American Corner seeks Americans toHaddock, David Keene, Felix Quinata, Marlette The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, is meet with Koreans and partake in periodicVillarosa, Cathreene Tomas, Darren Tomas, Tanya the umbrella under which the Roman Catholic Church discussion groups. Anyone interested inHusler and Mabel Mejia. assures those dedicated to defending their country have participating may call Cindi Bisacre, O’Brien was born in Bronx, N.Y. and ordained a immediate access to spiritual and pastoral services and installation volunteer coordinator, at 768-priest in 1965. He served as an Army chaplain from support. Today, the Archdiocese serves more than 1.4 8126. For information about the American1970 – 1973 and was named Archbishop for the million Catholics, including 375,000 in uniform. Corner, call Jo Chang-ho at 420-2726. Ad goes here
    • April 8, 200530 Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily “Dah-uem-ehn oe-dee-ro gahl-ggah-yo?” “Where are we going next?” Language Instructor Minsook Kwon Word of the week ‘chah’ The phrase of the week “Let’s go for tea.” . Chah mah-shee-roe gahp-shee-dah. tea for (drinking) Let’s go Conversation of the week Oe-ddoen chah due-shee-geh-soe-yo? U-jah-chah-yo. Gue-goe mah-shee oe-ddeh-yo? Leh-mohn-tee-wah bee-sue-teh-yo. Gue-roem, (u-jah-chah) joo-seh-yo. Neh.