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Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper -  060217

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    • P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA Feb. 17, 2006Volume 4, Issue 18 The Morning Calm Weekly is Area IV Soldier profiled on KBS Soldiers get ‘head start’ on Korean tour nline Page 25 Page 16 Visit http://ima.korea.army.milCNFK sailors trained, ready to ‘fight tonight’By Navy Journalist David McKee courses on Navy Knowledge OnlineCNFK Public Affairs available as well to help prepare them SEOUL – With the constant threat before they step onto the range where,of aggression from the north, service in “there are line coaches on the firing lineKorea is unique and potentially to ensure personnel are complying withdangerous. Nine sailors with the range safety officer’s instructionsCommander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea and not endangering themselves orwere reminded of this Feb. 10, as they others.”tested for and received their Navy Pistol CNFK Transportation Specialist,Marksmanship Ribbons. Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Petraitis, Though small arms training is routine said the requirement to become and toin the Army and Marines, that is not the remain weapons qualified is a “vital partcase in the Navy. According to of the mission” at CNFK and anGunner’s Mate, Petty Officer 1st Class additional benefit to serving in Korea.Keith Anderson, about 30 percent of the “Small arms qualifications plays anpersonnel who arrive at CNFK have small important role in keeping our sailorsarms training and are mostly junior conditioned for future dutypersonnel who come from sea-going assignments, whether it’s on the front NAVY JOURNALIST DAVID MCKEEcommands at which they stood armed lines or standing watch as a sentry on asentry. Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea sailors work on their 9 mm Beretta qualification at the ship,” Petraitis said. All CNFK personnel serving in the Yongsan Garrison pistol range Feb. 10. All CNFK personnel serving in the Republic of Korea must In addition to small arms training,Republic of Korea must annually meet qualify with small arms annually . sailors in Korea must also take part inthe necessary requirements to carry event of hostilities,” said Anderson. very intimidating.” an annual mount-out exercise in thesmall arms. This means many sailors “Besides preparing sailors for a To ensure safety, “we conduct a brief spring in which they check out M-16swho are expected to qualify are handling combat situation, I believe small arms for all hands taking part in the shoot. from the armory to take with them on aa firearm for the first time. training is a tremendous confidence Everyone receives training on firearms one-mile road march, as well as review “The qualifications are a good builder,” he said. “Many people have safety, weapon characteristics, chemical, biological and radiologicalreminder that CNFK personnel are in a never touched a firearm before joining operation and marksmanship prior to procedures.potential conflict zone and this training the Navy, and now have an opportunity firing on the range,” Anderson said.enables us to defend ourselves in the to master a skill that can at first seem Moreover, today’s sailors have See Navy Page 4 Navy,Free Turbo Tax proves popular among DoD filersBy Donna Miles system allows them to save, print and send completed Bosnia and Kosovo all qualify as combat zonesAmerican Forces Press Service tax forms electronically to the Internal Revenue where military income is tax exempt. WASHINGTON – Tax season has only just begun Service, officials said.but already a partnership that enables military membersand their families to file their tax returns electronically While the Defense Department has a long history of offering tax help to military members, this is the Tax Area Tax Centerswithout charge is proving tremendously popular, with first time DoD has offered the opportunity for them Tax assistance centers are available at Army103,000 returns already filed as of Feb. 7. to self-file electronically. installations across the peninsula. A list of tax centers “That’s a big response!” the official said. More than Another free service enables military members is included below. For information and hours of97,000 people filed their returns electronically within and families to make toll-free calls to tax experts operations, call the telephone numbers listed:the first 20 days after being offered free access to from any deployment location in the world, Jan Area ITurbo Tax software, she noted. Military OneSource Burke, deputy undersecretary of defense for military Camp Casey, Bldg. 1876, 730-8704and Intuit, a financial services company, are partnering community and family policy, said in announcing Camp Red Cloud, Freeman Hall, 732-8788to offer the Turbo Tax basic product for both federal the program in January. The toll-free number is Area IIand state returns at no cost. (800) 342-9647. More phone numbers for people Yongsan Garrison, Moyer Community Services In addition to active-duty members and their living overseas, non-English speakers and people Center, room 113, 725-1040families, National Guard and Reserve members and with disabilities are posted on the Military Area IIItheir family members also have access to the program, OneSource Web site. Camp Humphreys, Bldg. 734, 753-8053.regardless of their activation status. Deployed DoD That service could come in particularly handy Area IVcivilians and their families also qualify. this year, due to deployments, said Army Lt. Col. Camp Carroll, Bldg. T-125, 765-7936 Users can access the software through the Military Janet Fenton, executive director of the Armed Camp Henry, Bldg. 1805, 768-6680OneSource Web site. A simple, secure, step-by-step Forces Tax Council. For example, Iraq, Afghanistan, Camp Hialeah, Bldg. S-275, 763-3510
    • 2 Feb. 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Commentary The Morning Calm WeeklyUSFK commander shares philosophy, priorities G reetings to United States on the peninsula to improve their and off duty. Forces Korea responsiveness and flexibility. It is my intent that United States servicemembers, civilians, My next command priority is to Forces Korea remains dedicated to thecontractors and families serving in the enhance our warfighting readiness. success of both United NationsRepublic of Korea! It is an honor and Maintaining the highest state of Command and Combined Forcesa pleasure to command the finest readiness at all times is imperative in Command. We will have a trained andmilitary forces in the world. maintaining a credible deterrent. Our ready command, correctly focused and Returning here after many years, I readiness cannot be compromised. disciplined. We will care for allam gratified and heartened by the To enhance our readiness, we will be members of the USFK team and we willchanges that have taken place. The dedicated to training excellence and competently and confidently lookRepublic of Korea has become a leader development. The worldwide forward to future challenges. We will bevibrant democracy and an international reputation of competent, effective and respectful of the customs and societaleconomic power. It is both remarkable lethal American military warriors is a norms of this wonderful Koreanand inspiring. result of our tough battle-focused society, and we will demonstrate our Although much of Korea has training. We will continue to set and commitment through strongchanged since 1980, what has not meet high training standards. partnership, engagement and Goodchanged is the U.S. commitment to this My fourth command priority is to Neighbor programs.great republic. As it has for 50 years, Gen. B.B. Bell improve our force well-being. Our real Two weeks ago, Katie and I arrivedthe mutual defense alliance between the and unwavering. No healthy relationship warfighting effectiveness comes from on the peninsula to an incredibly warmROK and United States will continue to remains unchanged. Our dialogue is our joint and combined warriors, not welcome. It was humbling and we areensure stability, deter conflict and fight positive and demonstrates the maturity from our military hardware. In deeply honored. Both of us commitand win decisively if we must. In and vibrancy of our partnership. recognizing this human dimension of ourselves to helping ensure that yoursupport of this objective, the United Our transformation efforts will the profession of arms, I consider our service here in Korea is personallyStates Forces Korea team will remain occur along three axes. We will enhance families as key to our success. meaningful and rewarding. I can assurefocused, trained and ready. our combined capabilities through the Our families represent a vital part of you that your service here is vital to the As commander, I want us to focus acquisition of advanced warfighting our military team. If we take care of futures of both the United States and theour energies on four priorities. Our first materiel and battle command systems. families, I am certain our warriors will Republic of Korea.priority is to ensure peace on the We will shape our forces by working to take care of the mission. Our well-being Katchi Kapshida!peninsula and stability in the region. We assign appropriate roles and missions to is also dependent on safe training andwill do this by being ready to fight, and both the United States and the Republic safe personal conduct. We will GEN B.B. Bellby effectively partnering, training and of Korea, and we will align our forces emphasize safety in all that we do, on Commander, UNC/CFC/USFKexercising with our ROK allies andpartners in the region. We will also do Morning Calm Weekly Soundoff:this by conducting ourselves in amanner that is compatible with and commander? What would you do if you were USFK commander?respectful of the culture and laws ofour host nation. It is our clear responsibility andrequirement to engage in positiveexchanges and activities with ROKcitizens, including enthusiasticparticipation in local Good Neighborprograms. My second priority for the commandis to reinforce and strengthen the ROK-U.S. alliance through transformation.We are all proud of this alliance that hasexisted for more than 50 years. Some “I would get rid of the “I would have an open “I would promote more “I would give every Soldierare questioning the continued curfew, because then we forum to address opportunities for American his or her own room.commitment of the United States to the can cut down on the concerns of the Soldiers to better Sharing a small space isalliance, particularly in light of recent number of Article 15s peninsula.” — Pfc. Sharon understand Korea and its too crowded and doesn’tadjustments in both U.S. and ROK resulting from this Footes, food service specialist, 532nd people.’“ — Pfc. Choi Won-suk, offer privacy.’“ — Spc. Kathryndefense policies. policy.” — Spc. Jerome Lackie, Military Intelligence Battalion unit supplier, Area II Support Activity Holderman, paralegal, 52nd Medical However, the United States information system services Battalioncommitment is and will remain strong technician, 8th U.S. Army G7 Published by IMA-Korea Region This Army newspaper is an authorized Morning Calm Printed by Oriental Press Bldg. 1440, Yongsan Main Post publication for members of the Installation Management Agency-Korea Region Office Printed by Oriental Press, a age, marital status, physical private firm in no way connected handicap, political affiliation, or Department of Defense. Contents of The Director/Publisher Director/P ector/Publisher Brig. Gen. H.T. Landwermeyer Jr. with the U.S. Government, under any other non-merit factor of the Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily Public Affairs Officer John A. Nowell exclusive written contract with purchaser, user or patron. If a official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. the Contracting Command- violation or rejection of this equal 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 Area I Area III advertising. The appearance of refuse to print advertising from publication is the responsibility of the Commander Col. Forrest R. Newton Commander Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr. advertising in this publication, that source until the violation is IMA-Korea Region, Public Affairs, APO Public Affairs Officer Margaret Banish-Donaldson Public Affairs Officer Susan Barkley including inserts or supplements, corrected. AP 96205. CI Officer F. 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    • The Morning Calm Weekly News 3 Feb. 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Post Allowance Rate KATUSA becomes ‘star of tomorrow’ By Sgt. Jung Jung-woo second place in the male vocal solo James Ingram is one of the Survey 8th Military Police Brigade category and third place for best in foremost voices of our time.”Federal civilians in Korea can impact “I really feel like I’m walking on show. Yoon applied for a tryout for thepost allowance rates in Korea by heaven,” said Pfc. Yoon Jong-baek, Yoon, a Korean Augmentation to contest and qualified for the finalparticipating in a State Department round. Hurtado recommended him about being the first KATUSA to the U.S. Army Soldier fromsurvey currently being conducted ever sing in the U.S. Army’s Stars Headquarters and Headquarters as a representative of the Koreanthrough Feb. 28. The survey and o f To m o r r o w E n t e r t a i n m e n t Company, 8th MP Brigade, also won peninsula with three U.S. Soldiers.information are published on the Contest. $ 1 , 5 0 0 f o r Yo n g s a n ’s M o r a l e “It is a great honor for me to beDirectorate of Human ResourceManagement public site under “Quick He not only participated, he won We l f a r e R e c r e a t i o n p r o g r a m , a awarded a prize like this,” saidLinks” or “Published Content.” trophy and an iPod Jan. 21 in Yo o n . “ I w a n t t o e x p r e s s m y Washington, D.C. appreciation to the ROK Army, U.S. Reunion in Korea “He has one of the most A r m y, m y f e l l o w K AT U S A s , Deadline Approaches phenomenal vocal instruments I’ve Soldiers and NCOs in my unit.”The application deadline for the next ever heard, and he has just an Yoon traveled to America for theReunion in Korea tour is fast a m a z i n g s i n c e ri t y, ” s ai d Vi ct or contest, visiting the homeland of hisapproaching and servicemembers who H u r t a d o , St a r s o f To m o r r o w fellow Soldiers and touring theplan to bring family to Korea with this director after hearing Yoon sing Lincoln, Vietnam War and Koreanprogram are urged to complete and “Forever More” by James Ingram. War memorials.return their applcations as soon as “One of the judges thought that “I offered a most reverentialpossible. we had mistakenly put in a vocal prayer to those who served awayReunion in Korea is a program designed recording of the song and was from their home,” he said.to help U.S. Forces Korea wondering if we were going to stop Yo o n f i r s t s t a r t e d t o s i n gservicemembers bring family members and start him over,” said Hurtado, American popular songs to studyto visit them in Korea. Since 1981, over “which I think is probably the18,000 family members have greatest compliment of all because See Stars, Page 4participated in the program, which USFK servicemembers excel at competitionoffers discounted airline, hotel and tourpackages to military members. Reuniontour dates for 2006 are April 17-20, May Pfc. Yoon Jong-baek was not the only U.S. Forces Korea servicemember22-25, Sept. 11-14 and Oct. 23-26.Application deadlines for the first tour representing the command at the Stars of Tomorrow Contest.is Feb. 25. Applications are available at Spc. Adel Nammour, 121st General Hospital; Sgt. Derrick Auten, Companyall USO offices and will be accepted on B, 607th Combat Communication Squadron; and Sgt. 1st Class Kent Roberts,a first-come, first served basis. For Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 501st Corps Support Group, also COURTESY PHOTO made the trip to Washington, D.C. for the performance competition.information, call 724-7003. Pfc. Yoon Jong-baek sings his way to a And, like Yoon, the other USFK performers excelled. Nammour and Kent second place finish in the Stars of Tomorrow finished third and fourth, respectively, in the Male Vocal Solo category. Auten West Point Founder’s Day Dinner male vocalist competition in Washington, D.C. won the third place prize in the Male Vocal Solo (Self-Accompanied) category.All West Point graduates and guests Jan. 21. Identity theft: What to know and how to prevent itare invited to attend the 2006 WestPoint Founder’s Day Sit down DinnerMarch 4 at the Naija Ballroom, DragonHill Lodge on Yongsan Garrison’s South By Capt. Byron Shibata By law, if an ATM or debit card is reported missingPost. The evening’s activities will begin 8th Fighter Wing Legal Office before a criminal uses it, the bank cannot hold peopleat 6 p.m. with a Benny Havens Social KUNSAN AIR BASE -- Identity theft, or identity liable. However, they’ll be liable for up to $50 inHour. Cost of dinner is $25 per person. fraud, is the taking of a victim’s identity to obtain credit, unauthorized withdrawals or debits if it’s reported lostFor information, contact Lt. Col. DougBoltuc at BoltucD@korea.army.mil, or credit cards from banks and retailers, steal money from or stolen within two business days of discovering theby calling 723-6153. the victim’s existing accounts, apply for loans, establish loss or theft. People are liable for up to $500 if the accounts with utility companies, rent an apartment, lost or stolen card is reported after two business days, 2ID seeks NCO Assistant file bankruptcy or obtain a job using the victim’s name. b u t w i t h i n 6 0 d a y s a f t e r a s t a t e m e n t s h o w s a nfor Commanding General Recently, criminals have been using unsuspecting unauthorized withdrawal.The 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Red victims’ identities during the Becoming a victimCloud is seeking an outstanding commission of crimes ranging from “If a person reports the loss C o n t a c t c r e d i t a g e n c i e s , t h e n traffic infractions to felonies.noncommissioned officer to fill the of a credit card before the creditors and financial institutions andposition of executive administrative Identity-theft scams on the finally government authorities. First,NCO, Office of the Commanding Internet also appear to be on the rise. card is actually used, their report the case of fraud to the threeGeneral. However, identity theft can occur credit card company cannot major consumer reporting agencies.Applicants must meet a number of through a variety of other methods, hold them responsible for any Second, the victim must contactqualifications, including: such as fraudulent credit inquiries, unauthorized charges.” their creditors about any accounts that! Grade: Staff Sergeant (Time in unprotected wallets, post mail and have been tampered with or openedGrade must not exceed five years), even garbage. fraudulently. You can often insist that a password beSgt. 1st Class (no TIG/Time in Service Victims of identity theft currently face multiple hurdles used before any inquiries or changes be made to therequirements) in preventing further misuse of their identifying new account. If checks have been stolen, place stop-! PMOS: 42L / 42A information and in correcting damage done to their credit payment orders on them. If an ATM card has been! Must be able to report on or before histories, reputations and lives by identity thieves. compromised, cancel the card and get a new card andMarch 1, and have at least 12 months Victims often spend many hours just figuring out personal identification number, or PIN.remaining in country or be willing toextend. who to contact, the potential scope of the damage, Third, file complaints or reports with relevant! Must possess a secret security and what to do about it. Following are some helpful government authorities. Under the Identity Theft andclearance and have no recent Uniform tips and advice to combat and prevent identity theft. A s s u m p t i o n D e t e r r e n c e A c t , t h e F e d e r a l Tr a d eCode of Military Justice or derogatory Liability Commission is responsible for processing complaints.action. If a person reports the loss of a credit card before An identity theft victim should also contact the local! If interested, submit last two the card is actually used, their credit card company police, Better Business Bureau, FBI office or U.S.NCOERs and ERB to 2ID CG’s Office cannot hold them responsible for any unauthorized Secret Service branch, the Postal Inspection Service(Freeman Hall, Camp Red Cloud). Call charges. If a thief uses the credit card before people (if a victim suspects a thief has submitted a change-732-8872 for information. report it missing, the most they’ll be liable for in unauthorized charges is $50 per card. See Theft, Page 4
    • Feb. 17, 20064 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm WeeklyNavy from Page 1 CNFK is the regional commanderfor the U.S. Navy in the Republicof Korea and provides expertise onNaval matters to area militarycommanders, including theCommander in Chief for the UnitedNations Command, the Republic ofKorea and U.S. Combined ForcesCommand, and Commander, UnitedStates Forces Korea. CNFK also serves as liaison tothe Republic of Korea Navy, theCombined Forces Commander staff ADin armistice and in wartime and tothe Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet NAVY JOURNALIST DAVID MCKEEbased in Yokosuka. A sailor takes aim at a 15-meter target.Theft from Page 3of-address form with the post nothing. Reputable creditors oroffice to redirect their mail), Social government officials will not makeSecurity Administration, verification calls or e-mails.Department of Motor Vehicles, Individuals should protectPrivacy Rights Clearinghouse and information on themselves. Promptlythe Consumer Privacy Rights remove post mail from mailboxes.Program. Have a trusted friend collect mail orPreventing problems have the post office hold it. Burn or GOES The Federal Deposit Insurance shred credit card applications andCorporation recommends several receipts, canceled checks, bankmeasures to prevent and increase statements and other personalprotection against identity theft. information before throwing it out. Never divulge personal Carry only the absolute necessaryinformation unless communication number of checks, credit cards oris initiated with a company that is other bank items. Don’t carryknown and trusted. For example, around a Social Security number orother than a bank or stockbroker, have it pre-printed on checks.almost no business will need a Carefully watch bank accountSocial Security number. A criminal statements and credit card bills. If acan use just a few key pieces of bank statement or credit card billinformation — such as a mother’s doesn’t arrive on time, contact themaiden name — to withdraw money c o m p a n y — s o m e o n e ’s i d e n t i t yfrom an account or order newchecks or credit cards. Also, if a caller claiming torepresent a bank, the police and soon attempts to verify confidentialinformation, it’s safest to reveal might have been stolen. Contact the lender immediately if there’s a discrepancy in financial records or something suspicious, such as a missing payment or an unauthorized withdrawal. HEREStars from Page 2English when he was an elementaryschool student. After that, he triedto improve his singing skillsconstantly by singing every kind ofsong. He used to sing onstage as amain vocalist to show his musicaltalent while he was attendingUniversity of Seoul with a major insocial welfare work. “I used to overcome hardships bysinging a song,” said Yoon. Yoon said he will soon beginwriting and composing his ownsongs, instead of only singing popular songs. He “It is a great hopes to honor for me to continue to develop his be awarded a m u s i c a l prize like this.” talent after COURTESY PHOTO completing Pfc. Yoon jung-baek, a Korean Augmentationhis mandatory military service. to the U.S. Army Soldier from Headquarters and “I am going to return to my Headquarters Company, 8th MP Brigade, isuniversity after my service. [After] believed to be the first KATUSA to compete ingraduating university, I will start the Stars of Tomorrow competition. He was onemy career as a musician,” said of four U.S. Forces Korea servicemembers toYoon. take part in the annual competition.
    • Feb. 17, 2006 Page 5Mitchell’s Club renovations under wayMargaret A. Banish-DonaldsonArea I Public Affairs CAMP RED CLOUD – TheMitchell’s Club renovations are infull swing. Morale, Welfare andRecreation is overseeingconstruction of the cosmeticchanges at the new Camp RedCloud Mitchell’s Sports Grill. “Our hope is that this will onceagain become a gathering placefor Soldiers all around Area I aswell as visitors,” said Lt. Col.William Huber, CRC garrisoncommander. “We want to providea world-class community club thatis relevant and provides a safe,healthy and efficient entertainmentopportunity for our customers.” During the next few months thefacility will continue to undergo COURTESY IMAGEfurther renovations. Phase onebegan last week with completion Artist rendering of the renovated Bull’s Eye Room upon completion this summer. Phase one of work at Mitchell’s Club began last week and shouldexpected within 30 days. finish in 30 days. Mitchell’s will have a state-of- memorabilia décor. in the Area I camps. service for trivia mania, talentthe-art entertainment Karaoke and The digital music delivery “This concept is in response to shows and multiple TVApollo music equipment, big library will contain the latest and a high customer demand for programming with LED lighting.”screen plasma TVs with multiple greatest music. Also, it will have quality entertainment The LED lighting was especiallyprogramming and VCRs for tape high-quality audio and videos that programming,” said Chris important in promoting the rightdelay of events, a grid truss are updated monthly, he said. Bradford, chief of MWR’s feel, along with providing the rightsystem, a portable dance floor, The memorabilia, autograph Community Operations levels necessary for changing theportable disc jockey booth guitars, platinum albums and CDs, Division. “The changes lighting of the facility with a dialbrought out when needed, portable include items gathered over the incorporated with this package from blue to orange to green,stage, booth, wireless last year of all of the great will greatly improve our ability tomicrophones, new furniture and entertainers who have performed deliver quality programming and See Mitchell’s Page 6 Mitchell’s, Warrior Wrestling Wrestling CRC gate changes due to contruction Area I Public Affairs CAMP RED CLOUD – Area I officials announced that starting next week Phase II of the Camp Red Cloud road widening will begin, which will change entering and departing of the front gate. “Upon entering the gate, vehicles will bear to the left instead of going straight,” said Lt. Col. William Huber, CRC garrison commander. “Construction is anticipated to last until the end of June.” Only nontactical, light trucks and sedans under three-quarters of a ton and privately owned vehicles will be allowed entry in the front gate from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. All other vehicles: tactical, construction, delivery and fuel trucks, and contract and government buses, must come in through the back gate. In addition, between 7 and 8:30 a.m., all vehicles must depart out the back gate. “All drivers are advised to watch for signs and to use extreme caution when entering and departing the camp and driving around the movie COURTESY PHOTO theater, shoppette and bus station area,” Huber said. Pfc. Marcus D. Moore, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 4-7 Cavalry Regiment,, (top) mixes it up with Sgt. Aaron Patrick, In addition, the back gate will be operational Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Infantry Division, at the 2006 Warrionr Invitaional Wrestling Tournament at Camp seven days a week, 24 hours a day during this Casey’s Carey Fitness Center, Saturday. Eighteen Soldier/athletes competed in the event. time to allow vehicles entrance and exit, he said.
    • 6 Feb. 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area I The Morning Calm Weekly 15th Korean Service Corps changes hands Mongolian Barbecue By Margaret Banish-DonaldsonMongolian barbecue is offered 5 – 8 Area I Public Affairsp.m. tonight at Camp Red CloudMitchell’s Club. CAMP STANLEY – Korean Service Corps personnel from the USO Appreciation 15th KSC stood tall in a traditional Banquet change of command ceremony atThe Friends of the USO appreciation Camp Stanley Feb. 10.banquet will be 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 Hwang Sun-kun commanded theat Warrior’s Club, Camp Casey. For 15th KSC since February 2000. Heinformation, call 730-4812. departs Camp Stanley to report to the 8th U.S. Army staff as an assistant Intro to Supervision community relations officer in of Korean Employees Yongsan.Introduction to Supervision of Korean “Hwang always ensured that hisemployees will be presented from 8 a.m. company was ready for their wartime– 5 p.m. Feb. 24 at Camp Red Cloud. missions,” said Lt. Col. RobertThe class is designed to meet training Paquin, commander, U.S. Army KSCrequired for U.S. military and civiliansupervisors of Korean civilian Battalion. “He planned andemployees as described in Paragraph coordinated with U.S. supported units9 b (3), EUSA Regulation 690-5. It is to to ensure his personnel were trainedbe completed within two months of to standard to support ambulanceassignment to a position supervising evacuation, ammunition, mortuaryKorean civilian employees. To attend affairs, refuel, reverse osmosis waterthis class, submit a DD Form 1556, purification unit, rail load, forklift andcertification of training, to tractor trailer operations.”HanKU@korea.army.mil. Additionally, during Hwang’s tenure, the 15th Company won the MARGARET BANISH-DONALDSON Diamond Rio 2001 annual award for best in Incoming commander of the 15th Korean Service Corps Company, Yi Kun-tok, hand the unitDiamond Rio, winner of Vocal Group personnel management, and the 2002 colors back to the flag bearer at the 15th KSC change of command ceremony, Feb. 10.of the Year awards from the Academy annual award for best in logistical with you. And, I will conduct all At present, the roles of theof Country Music and Country Music management. company training in accordance with company are designed to parallel theAssociation, performs live 7 p.m. Yi Kun-tok comes to the 15th KSC U.S. Army training principles and wartime mission as closely asSaturday at the Camp Casey Carey from 8th KSC, where he served for standards.” possible, and to provide an experienceFitness Center and Feb. 20 at the Camp five years as assistant company The company moved from Camp base for expansion in the event ofRed Cloud gym. commander at Camp Long in Won-ju. Red Cloud to Camp Stanley Sept. 30, contingencies. His previous assignments include 2005, as part of the 2nd Infantry Today, the KSC battalion has 15 President’s Day Bowling mobilization specialist at headquarters, Division transformation. companies with over 2,000 personnel TournamentThere will be a President’s Day bowling USA KSC Battalion, Camp Kim, and The KSC, a paramilitary labor located throughout the peninsulatournament, 1 p.m. Feb. 20, Camp Red personnel assistant at headquarters, force, supports both the U.S. Forces having the same pay grades andCloud Bowling Lanes. Entry fee of $20 KSC Battalion. Korea and 8th U.S. Army during benefits as all other Korean Nationalis required for all participants. For “I believe that only a well- armistice and wartime operations. In employees.information, call 732-6930. organized and highly specialized 1950, U.S. Army commanders needed The simple rite of passing authority company can become a strong force manpower to move materiel to the and responsibility from one Management Meetings to accomplish our peacetime and frontlines. Republic of Korea commander to the next is a clear,Management meetings for all Korean wartime missions,” Yi said. “I will President Syngman Rhee directed the legal, and symbolic event steeped inemployees with the Area I commander focus on safety management, and I formation of the ‘A-Frame-Unit,’ military history “The KSC are trulywill occur at 10 a.m. Feb. 22 at Camp will endeavor to minimize the Civilian Transportation Corps, the the backbone of their motto – ServiceStanley gym and 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at potentialities on safety hazards along forbearer of today’s KSC. First,” Paquin said.Camp Red Cloud Theater. MWR BOSS Event Mitchell’s from Page 5The Feb. 25 BOSS Dominoes Huber said.Tournament/Hot Wings & Karaoke Phase two will includeContest is just around the converting the restaurant’s Bull’scorner. Encourage your target Eye Room Lounge into a first-audience to enter the hot wings contest class English pub with woodat 5:30 p.m. and walk away with a grand flooring and a round horseshoeprize, A HOOOAH barbecue grill, at bar by early summer. The changesCamp Casey Primo’s. to the lounge will be much more dramatic. Comedy Show “Once all the renovations areComedian Bruce Bruce, the new host complete, this club will be idealof Black Entertainment Television’s for business meetings and“Coming to the Stage,” will perform at conducive to more relaxed7 p.m. Feb. 24 Camp Red Cloud dining,” said Rene DeJesus,Mitchell’s Club. Mitchell’s Club manager. “The club will never close during the Casey Lodge Grand Re- renovation process. We have Opening relocated our dining service toCamp Casey Lodge’s grand re-openingwill be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 28. another part of the club so we can continue to serve all of our Mardi Gras Party Soldiers and civilians during theA Mardi Gras party and 5K race is repair work.” MARGARET BANISH-DONALDSONscheduled for March 4 at Camp Casey Desmond Boone, Performance Sound and Light Company, installs the new portable disk jockeyPrimo’s. E-mail banishm@korea.army.mil mobile system at Mitchell’s Club Monday.
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area I Feb. 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 7Exercise integrates new airmen into ops AroundBy Spc. Chris StephensSecond Infantry Division Public Affairs the Services CAMP RED CLOUD – Airmenfrom the 604th Air Support Operations Forces Armed Forces exceedSquadron recently participated in an recruiting Jan. recruiting goalsexercise here that helped test their WASHINGTON – All the militarycommunication capabilities. The services exceeded their recruitingexercise was part of an overall 7th Air goals for January - a trend that’sForce exercise. continued for eight consecutive Within the exercise, requests were months, Defense Departmentsent through various channels of officials announced Feb. 10.communication for requests of air The January figures reflectsupport. continued recruiting successes since “We do this exercise to help our last June, Air Force Lt. Col. Ellenairmen understand what they will Krenke, a Pentagon spokesperson,do during division exercises,” said told American Forces Press Service.Capt. Jason Corrigan, Fighter “These successes are helping theDuty Officer. services build the momentum they Part of the Jan. 23-27 exercise SPC. CHRIS STEPHENS need as they approach the springtimeincluded training newly-arrived Tech. Sgt. Phillip Bell Jr. (right) checks over hte log of Senior Airman Christ Komorek i the Air months, which are traditionallyairmen to Korea on their jobs Support Operations center, Jan. 24. The log includes a SLUTE report from the field. Once slower times for recruiting,” she said.during an exercise. “We have a verified, the inforaiton is forwarded to the flight duty officer. Recruiting typically reboundslarge turnover of people, so this again during the summer months,exercise helps bring them up to emergency close-air support and When requests are made from following high school graduations,speed,” Corrigan said. act as a liaison between the Army the field, airmen in the Air Support Krenke noted. During the week-long exercise, and Air Force.” Operations Center log all During January, the Armyairmen were at both North Star Another important aspect of the information and pass it onto the recruited 8,337 new members, 103Range and CRC. field site was to ensure everything FDO. percent of its goal; the Navy, 2,726, At North Star Range, airmen set was in good working order. “We track everyone’s 101 percent; the Marine Corps,up equipment they would use For Master Sgt. James Abshire, movement and requests,” said 3,234, 106 percent; and the Airduring wartime. NCOIC, satellite wide-band Senior Airman Matthew Arnold. Force, 2,915, 101 percent, Krenke “We support the fighter duty telemetry shop, that meant “All of the information we receive said.officer,” said Tech. Sgt. Douglas establishing secure satellite will go to the pilots so they have it In addition, three of the sixW. Koethe. “We request communications. right there.” reserve components met or exceeded “Having secure Information that goes into the their January goals. The Army satellite log includes everything in a National Guard reached 113 percent communications is a SALUTE report. of its goal. vital link for the “It’s important when we The Army Reserve, Navy Reserve ASOC,” he said. communicate with the field that and Air National Guard fell slightly “Without it, it would we get all of the correct short of their January goals, just be a phone on information,” Arnold said. “One achieving 96, 88 and 90 percent of the end of the desk.” piece of wrong information could their goals, respectively, Krenke said. be disastrous. Good The January successes come at a Airmen check generators communication is the key element time when retention remains high to ensure each is fully in all of this.” throughout the military, Krenke functional at the field site noted. at North Star Range. COURTESY PHOTO E-mail to chris.stephens@us.army.mil Army begins CACAlcohol, drug abuse program logon for computers WASHINGTON – The Armyupdates standards, requirements began implementing Cryptographic Logon last month and will soon require a common CACArea I Public Affairs drug-testing and prevention education performance access card and personal CAMP CASEY — If a Soldier tests positive for a standards. identification number, or PIN, todrug, which requires a medical review, the review and The new brigade-, battalion- and company-level CIP log onto the Army’s unclassifieda copy of the medical officer’s findings is taken to documents have also streamlined documentation network.the Alcohol and Drug Abuse office in Building S-0802 requirements by replacing the previous laundry list of By March, about 10,000 Armyon Camp Casey. The Army Center for Substance Abuse required Department of Army, U.S. Forces Korea and users, including most PentagonPrevention maintains a drug-testing data base for every 8th Army regulations and policies with a simple staffers, are expected to be loggingSoldier and Department of the Army civilian who has requirement to have a copy of the locally produced onto their computer network bysubmitted specimens for testing. unit prevention leader CD-ROM, which now includes scanning their card. By summer, The installation alcohol and drug control officer is required regulations and policy letters. implementation should beresponsible for inputting medical review results into “The prevention education officer position remains Armywide, G6 officials said.the ACSAP data base. vacant,” Silvia said. “Clinical, drug-testing and “Protecting identity is critical as “Allowing Soldiers whose drug positives were the administrative staff are working together to sustain the Army moves forward to deliverresult of use of legitimate prescription drugs to leave e x i s t i n g r e c u r r e n t c l a s s e s , s u c h a s A D A P T, a joint net-centric, informationKorea with positive results still pending in the data newcomers briefings and leaders training. enterprise,” said Lt. Gen. Boutelle,base is not taking care of Soldiers,” said Dan Silvia, “ H o w e v e r, w e c a n n o t s u p p o r t n e w t r a i n i n g Chief Information Officer/G6.alcohol and drug control officer. commitments until a new prevention officer and a new Before the CAC Logon is ASAP standards have been updated in accordance outreach coordinator are recruited,Silvia explained.” implemented across the Army,with recent changes mandating use of drug-testing For information about the program, call Silvia at workshops will be offered, G6program software and with existing 8th U.S. Army 730-4006. officials said.
    • Feb. 17, 2006 Page 9Area II dining facilities aim to pleaseNew hotline set for customer suggestionsArea II Public Affairs Office facilities, we strive for the best quality YONGSAN GARRISON — A new possible,” he said.Area II Dining Facility Hotline has Graham said all of the diningbeen established to invite customer facilities are trying to be as responsivesuggestions. as possible to requests from KATUSA “We welcome suggestions and Soldiers.comments that will help make dining “KATUSA Soldiers wanted morefacility service better,” said Area II tasty and sticky rice like they have atFood Program Manager Larry home,” Graham said, “so weGraham about the hot line that purchased 13 rice-cookers like onesbecame operational Feb. 6. “We want used in a Korean home.”customers to enjoy meals in all of our In addition to “home-style” stickydining facilities.” rice, a wide selection of other Korean Graham said seven Area II dining food – including various Korean mainfacilities served 57,679 meals in dishes, different types of kimchi,January to U.S. servicemembers, seaweed soup and local Korean fruitsKorean Augmentation to the U.S. – have been added so KATUSAs andArmy Soldiers and Republic of Korea other Korean Soldiers have a range of SGT. SEO KI-CHULArmy Soldiers. During exercises, the choices. Pfc. Kim Kyu-suk, Area II Support Activity, scoops steamed rice out of a rice cooker Feb. 1 in thenumber of meals per month surges to Graham said he is also continuing Three Kingdoms Inn Dining Facility. Area II dining facilities purchased 13 rice cookers so KATUSA72,000. to make improvements for U.S. Soldiers could have home-style sticky rice. Yongsan’s Three Kingdoms Inn, servicemembers and is always ready regulations.” dining facility employees to be friendlythe largest dining facility in Area II, to listen to their ideas. Customer service is another key and make sure they treat Soldiers likeserves about 1,500 meals each day. “We offer basic food group dishes ingredient for Area II dining facilities. they would be treated themselves.”The smallest dining facility at the that include fruits, grains, starches, “Soldiers expect to be received like Graham said he hopes Soldiers willremote Madison Signal Site serves proteins, salads and different customers in any other restaurant … return the courtesy.only five Soldiers each meal. toppings,” Graham said. “The goal is with dignity and a smile,” said Cho “Managers and cooks also enjoy “Though the number of meals to serve healthy meals with the variety Heung-chae, Three Kingdoms Innserved may vary at each of our dining of choices required by Army manager. “That why we are training See Dining Page 12 Dining,Yongsan snow causes ‘red’ road conditionsArea II schools close for ‘snow day’ Some Area II employees had made their way to work by 8 a.m. before 8th U.S. Army officialsBy Steve Davis advised Soldiers and civilian employees to delayArea II Public Affairs coming to work until 11 a.m. The Child YONGSAN GARRISON — Even before snow Development Center, Army Community Servicesstarted falling last week, some Area II personnel had and other essential Area II operations were at leastput themselves on a weather alert. minimally staffed. “If there is even a slight chance that weather may In the meantime, Directorate of Public Workscause traffic disruptions or safety concerns in Area crews were already plowing snow.II, we stay alert and are prepared to implement our Snow removal is an inherently dangerouswinter Destructive Weather Plan,” said Jerry Casey, operation due to heavy equipment operating underwho heads the Area II Directorate of Plans, Training, adverse conditions, said Lt. Col. Paul Legere, AreaMobilization and Security, also known as DPTMS. S TEVE DAVIS II director of public works. Casey and other DPTMS personnel carefully An Area II Directorate of Public Works snow removal crew “The risk is increased tremendously given themonitor weather reports furnished by the 607th goes into action Feb. 7 following several inches of snow at large number of privately owned vehicles that areWeather Squadron and the Area II Security Officer, Yongsan Garrison. parked or driving around post,” he said.Capt. Michael Norman. road conditions. Because only the minimum number Dangerous hilly areas are cleared first, followed When weather gets bad enough, they initiate the of vehicles for necessary operations is approved to by main roads and side streets.Area II Destructive Weather Plan, which outlines be on the road when road conditions are declared “Snow removal is an enormous task,” Legereprocedures for any adverse weather condition. “amber,” DPTMS contacted the Directorate of said. “We have to clear more than 150,000 square Around 4 a.m. Feb. 7 when snowy conditions got Logistics to halt morning school buses and post yards of roads and parking areas.”slippery enough for concern, Casey immediately began shuttle buses. Korean Service Corps workers also helped outcollaborating with public works and logistics directors, About the same time the Area II commander by shoveling some parking areas and sidewalks.the Area II Provost Marshal Office, Camp Market and consulted with Acting School Superintendent Peter Area II organizations and tenant units removedK-16 Air Base installation managers and Area II Grenier about delaying or closing schools, the Area II snow from their respective areas.Commander Col. Ron Stephens, and at 5 p.m. declared Public Affairs Office asked the American Forces Shortly after noon, the snow stopped and roads“amber” road conditions throughout the Area II. Network-Korea to make radio and television were clear enough to downgrade conditions to Snow removal teams were activated, which announcements, and also updated road condition slides amber. There was still work to do, however.required DPW employees to make their way to work on the Commander’s Access Channel (Channel 3) and “We continue to closely monitor weather reportsearly to man snow plows and other equipment. the Area II Web site. and road conditions,” said Casey. “We continue to The Joint Police Information Center, which As conditions deteriorated around 6:45 a.m. to “red,” communicate with the Area II staff, tenant unitprovides a road condition hot line and Web page, a decision was made to close Yongsan schools forwas notified of the change from “green” to “amber” the day. See Snow Page 12 Snow,
    • 10 Feb. 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/area2 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Area II celebrates Black History Month Black History Month By Pfc. Lee Yang-won!Saturday: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Area II Public Affairsand Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. will YONGSAN GARRISON — More than a hundredhost an annual Black History Month Soldiers, students and civilians gathered Feb. 8 at theCelebration 7 p.m. Saturday at the DragonHill Lodge. Guest speaker will be Col. Multipurpose Training Facility to see a Black History MonthGeorge K. Washington, commander of commemoration ceremony.the 20th Area Support Group. The event The 8th U.S. Army Troop Command Equal Opportunity Officewill include a dinner program and dance. sponsored the event to celebrate the many contributions of African-Cost of $25 will support a college Americans who have shaped the character of their race.scholarship fund for deserving high “We honor the determination and commitment ofschool students. Donation for the dance generations of African-Americans pursuing the promises ofonly event is $7. For information, call011-224-9986 or-011-9686-8656. America,” said Sgt. 1st Class Myra Watson, Troop Command! Wednesday: Area II Black History EO Office.Month Program hosted by the 18th The ceremony started by captivating the crowd with a songMedical Command, 11:30 - 1 p.m. at by Sgt. 1st Class Vickie Evans, followed by a poem by 10th-Yongsan South Post Chapel. Guest grader Barry A. Guthrie Jr., a presentation of notable African-speaker is Area II Chaplain (Lt. Col) James Americans by Cadet Girl Scout Troop #38, a mimeP. King. The 8th U.S. Army Band JazzEnsemble, a mens choir, and a mime team performance from Life More Abundantly International Childrenwill perform, followed by ethic food and Youth Ministry and a theatrical performance by Seoulsampling. For information, call 737-3110. American High School students. PFC. LEE YANG-WON!Feb. 25: Black History Month five- “Many of the students that participated in the program today Life More Abundantly International Children and Youth Ministry do akilometer "Walk, Jog or Run" at Collier were selected based on our theme, ‘Reaching out to Youth: AField House. Register between 8:30-9:30 mime performance Feb. 8 at the Multipurpose Training Faciltiy. Strategy for Excellence,’” Watson said.a.m. Race starts at 10 a.m. For information, She said the program encouraged students to carry out the triumphs,” Johnson said. “It is a legacy of people whocall 736-7746. understand what it is to have to fight for what they believe legacy of their African-American predecessors and not remain indifferent. in.” Protective Mask TrainingTwo-hour protective mask training will “There is a possibility that they can make history too,” He said it was important to remember and to pay respectbe held for all family members 9-11 a.m. Watson said. “As students share their gifts, talents and to this legacy because it built the foundation for a people soor 1-3 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28. For details, call knowledge about African-American culture, we try to motivate strong that no matter the odds, they will not be defeated.738-3658 or 4544. them to do as well as our predecessors.” “It’s all about diversity,” Johnson said. “It’s people getting Guest speaker Lt. Col Mark A. Johnson, 2nd Infantry together and working toward a common goal to make Writer Wanted America a better place.”The Area II Public Affairs Office has an Division Equal Opportunity program manager, made aopening for a volunteer writer to cover presentation reflecting the rich heritage of African-Americans.local news and features during the week. “The legacy is defined by great hardships and great E-mail yangwon.lee@korea.army.milThough journalism experience is preferred, Heart health gets emphasis in Februarywriting and photography training isavailable. For information, call 738-7354. Dr. Seuss Guest Readers By Sgt. Christopher Selmek Area II donates to who experiences signs of heart attackThe Seoul American Elementary Schoolneeds volunteer guest readers to help Area II Public Affairs should immediately dial 911. Signs include ‘Amerasian’ charity YONGSAN GARRISON — Heart uncomfortable pressure, heaviness or paincelebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Read By Sgt. Christopher Selmek disease kills more Americans than any in the center of the chest that lasts morefor one-half hour between 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Area II Public AffairsBooks and striped hats will be provided. other medical condition. The National than a few minutes or goes away and Heart, Lung and Blood Institute says that’s comes back; pain spreading to the YONGSAN GARRISON —For information, callVickiVitallo at 736-4613. true for both men and women, although shoulders, neck or arms; and chest South Post Chapel congregations Baby-sitters Available few know proper habits for keeping hearts discomfort with lightheadedness, donated about $9,200 to Pearl S.Need a baby-sitter? Child and Youth healthy. sweating or shortness of breath. Buck International, thanks to aServices can provide a baby-sitter referral February is American Heart Month. “Genes have something to do with it,” special offering taken up lastlist. All baby-sitters are certified. On- or Suh said. “There are some people who summer by Area II chaplains. Area II Health Promotion Supervisor Suhoff-post care is available. For information, Pearl S. Buck is a charitycall 738-5556. Ok-hee has taken it upon herself to make have high blood pressure no matter what sure everyone gets the message. they eat.” organization set up specifically to “I want people to recognize that heart Aerobic exercise is the best for your help Amerasian children born out Case Worker NeededThe American Red Cross Yongsan office disease is the number one problem in heart, but any kind of exercise will have of wedlock and abandoned byis looking for a part-time, after-hours case America, and also there is a lot people can some benefit. People who have not been American fathers, as well as otherworker. Interested U.S. citizens may do to help themselves,” she said. “We’re active for a while should start gradually needy children.apply for this paid position. For trying to make people aware of the risk and work up. “This is where a father has leftinformation, call 738-3670. the scene, leaving the mother to factors.” Health officials also caution against The Area II Health Promotion Office eating too much animal fat or fried foods, care for herself and her children,” On the WebFor more News & Notes, visit the Area II will offer free screenings at the Main but said most of the food in military dining said Area II Staff Chaplain (Lt.Web site at http://ima.korea.army.mil and Exchange every Thursday in February to facilities is designed to be heart smart. Col.) James King. “They usuallyclick on the “News & Notes” button. help people identify where they are at risk. Military dining facilites have bananas, have a hard time finding work, and Screenings involve a blood pressure check which give the potassium a body needs they’re usually rejected from Commander’s Hotline and body mass index test. to start the day right, and oatmeal, which Korean society through no fault ofArea II community members who have their own.”questions or comments for the Area II Officials will offer cholesterol is a complex carbohydrate and very good measuring blood tests, sickle-cell tests and for your heart, and they use 1-percent Famous examples ofcommander can voice them by e-mailingareaiitownhall@korea.army.mil or by free flu shots at the South Post Chapel milk instead of 2 percent or whole, said Amerasian children include thecalling 738-3484. 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday. Staff Sgt. Paul Bailey, 121st General most valuable player in this year’s One danger plagues servicemembers Hospital Nutrition and Care Division. Super Bowl, Pittsburg Steeler News & Notes Deadlines more than any other. “Once you already have an unhealthy Hines Ward.Deadline for submitting announcements “Smoking is one of the greatest risk heart, it’s very difficult to bring you back “Another famous example is Infor Area II News & Notes is noon Friday Soon-ee, a very popular singer weone week prior to publication. factors for heart disease,” Suh said. from it,” Suh said. “But there are a lot ofAnnouncements must include what, “Military members tend to smoke more things people can do to help themselves, refer to in conversation as ‘Korea’swhen, where and a point of contact phone than other groups, and it’s beginning to and that’s what we’re trying to bring Tina Turner,” King said. “She isnumber. E-mail requests to affect their heart health.” attention to this month.” one woman who has overcome thedavisst@korea.army.mil or phone 738- Although prevention is the key to See Amerasian Page 12 Amerasian,7354 for information. reducing heart disease, Suh said anybody E-mail christopher.m.selmek@us.army.mil
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area II Feb. 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/area2 11Army Nurse Corps celebrates 105th birthday Medical professionals come together to honor history and embrace futureBy Sgt. Seo Ki-chul In the fashion show, more thanArea II Public Affairs 20 nurses in different uniform YONGSAN GARRISON — The styles demonstrated how theArmy Nurse Corps birthday drew Nurse Corps has evolved from pastmore than 100 guests to its 105th to present.anniversary celebration Feb. 4 at the Event coordinator Capt. BrendaDragon Hill Lodge. Fore said this kind of activity is a Since 1775, both men and women great chance for nurses to learn morehave served as Army nurses, but about the Army Nurse Corps.were never formally recognized as “The annual birthday celebrationpart of the Army Medical Department gives Army nurses the opportunity tountil the early 20th century. stop and reflect on the past with all An act of Congress established the of its hardships and struggles,” ForeArmy Nurse Corps Feb. 2, 1901. said. “It is truly a privilege to be Fore said in that same reflection,with you this evening to celebrate each person can mold plans for futurethe 105-year history of the Army accomplishments.Nurse Corps,” said Col. Karen “Accomplishments, not onlyforGausman, deputy commander for oneself, but for the future of othernursing at the 121st General army nurses,” she said.Hospital. “We are greatly blessed GT EOS . S K- I CHUL Most participants were pleasedto have this special time to get Army nurses in a wide variety of old uniforms proudly demonstrate the long history of the Army Nurse with the event.together.” Corps Feb. 4 at the Dragon Hill Lodge. “The event raised awareness of the Gausman said she hoped people take time to be recognized as the oldest of the U. S. Military rich history involved in the evolution of the Armylaugh and continue to build a friendship among Nursing Corps.” Nurse Corps,” said Capt. Dolores Toney, 121stArmy nurses. S a m u e l s s a i d t h e c o r p s w a s t h e f i r s t General Hospital Intensive Care Unit nurse. The contributions of female contract nurses w o m e n ’s c o m p o n e n t o f t h e U n i t e d St a t e s Toney said participants could get a chance tod u r i n g t h e A m e r i c a n - S p a n i s h Wa r i n 1 8 9 8 Armed Forces. celebrate the significant contributions andstimulated the need for a permanent nurse corps. The event’s theme, “celebrating our history, challenges nurses have always been involved in. “The Army Nurse Corps does indeed have a embracing our future,” came across in the “As we embrace the transformation, werich and proud history,” said guest speaker Col. f o r m o f 1 0 p o r t r a i t s o f p a s t N u r s e C o r p s remain ‘ready, caring and proud,’” Toney said.Gemryl Samuels, chief of nurse administration leaders, as well as a slide presentation andat the 121st General Hospital. “We are proud to fashion show. E-mail kichul.seo@korea.army.mil
    • 12 Feb. 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/area2 Area II The Morning Calm WeeklyDining from Page 9hearing compliments for services Soldiers directly reported to the dining facilityenjoy,” Graham said. “Cooks have one of manager or entered into the Interactivethe toughest jobs in the Army. They get Customer Evaluation system.up early and work late every day. A sincere “We can improve food service only ifcompliment means a lot to each of them.” customers let us know what they want,” Beginning in January, the Area II food Cho said. “I guarantee we will use theirservice staff and Soldiers began attending suggestions to improve the dininga monthly advisory council meeting to find experience.”out what the customers’ needs are and Anyone with suggestions for a dininghow dining facilities can be improved. facility may talk to the dining facility Cho said any complaints should be manager or call the hotline at 738-7210.Snow from Page 9commanders and installation managers change road conditions to “green.”until conditions return to ‘green.’” Stephens concurred, and the Thirty-six hours later the Provost community was informed throughMarshal Office and the Directorate of public affairs and the Joint PolicePublic Works determined Area II roads Information Center channels.were safe. They notified Casey, whoadvised the Area II commander to E-mail davisst@korea.army.mil STEVE DAVISWorkers from the 9th Korean Service Corps Company shovel snow Feb. 7 at a Yongsan Garrisonparking area.Amerasian from Page 10pain and adversity of being Amerasian members of our congregationsthrough her music and performances.” sometimes show up just to cheer her Area II C ommander Col. Ron on,” King said.Stephens formally passed the check to This is not the first time Area IIPearl S. Buck Korea Director Yi Kyung- chapels have donated to Pearl S. Buck.kyune during a ceremony here Feb. 8. Chaplains raised more than $8,900 for Yi said he was humbled and very Amerasians abandoned by militaryappreciative of this money. fathers in August 2005. “Without this money, we could not King said designated offerings aresend [these] children to school,” Yi common events in Area II.said. “Now thanks to this wonderful “When we take up an offering for aorganization, not so many have to drop special cause, 100 percent of the moneyout. We would not be able to do all we goes to that cause, without anywould like without the generosity of administrative costs or overhead,” heArea II.” said. “We have very generous King said chapels were currently congregations. In the past we’ve raisedmapping out the locations of Amerasian money for tsunami relief, hurricane relief,children throughout Korea to afford orphanages here in Korea and many otherthem even more direct support. smaller causes.” “There’s one girl who is now playingbasketball on a college-level team, and E-mail christopher.m.selmek@us..army.mil Visit the Area II Web site Web ex Web story This week read an e xclusive Web stor y about: ! Korean workers learn about safety ! USO offers monthly Korean spouses meeting
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Feb. 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 13Invitations not only paperwork involved with marriage in KoreaBy Julianna Kim Fiancé(e)s from other countries must contact Embassy is the Jong-no Ward Office. The KoreanU.S. Embassy, Seoul officials will keep one copy of the Report and their respective embassies to determine the required In the global world we live in, it is not documentation to get married in Korea. Certificate of Marriage for their permanent records.uncommon that Americans marry while overseas. Once you and your fiancé(e) have obtained all After processing at the ward office, you are legallyThe U.S. Embassy’s American Citizen Services Unit necessary documents and completed all the forms: married.can assist Americans living in Korea who wish to ! Both of you will appear at the U.S. Embassy ! You must return to the embassy with themarry; whether it be to another American, a Korean together with the supporting documents mentioned remaining two copies of the Report and Certificatecitizen, or someone from a third country. previously. A consular officer will notarize the of Marriage for authentication, so that your Although the basic principles are the same, each Affidavit of Eligibility for Marriage. Active-duty marriage certificate is valid in the United States.type of marriage has its unique requirements. military may go to their legal office to notarize the The entire process from start to end should take The most important thing to remember is that Affidavit of Eligibility for Marriage. If you choose between one to two hours. The embassy’s $90 feeyou and your fiancé(e) must meet the documentary to take care of the affidavit at the legal office, you for marriage processing is waived for active-dutyrequirements of the Korean government. may go straight to the ward office. military. The ward office fee is 10,000 won and Americans are required to: ! Both of you must take your supporting 5,000 won for each additional certified copy.! Show proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a birth documents to a local ward office (gu cheong) for Information is available atcertificate, naturalization certificate or U.S. approval. The closest ward office to the U.S. www.asktheconsul.org.passport. Marrying in United States changes requirements! Show proof of identity such as a driver’slicense, military ID or U.S. passport. Marrying! Provide a completed Affidavit of Eligibility for If you and your spouse-to-be decide to marry in the United States, the paperwork required may change.Marriage. You must also bring official copies of any Contact the U.S. Embassy in Seoul for a list of these changes, and contact officials in the state in whichprevious divorce decrees. you plan to marry for specific requirements! Provide three completed copies of the Report Your fiancé/fiancée will also need a visa. Visas enable foreigners to enter the United States for differentand Certificate of Marriage. purposes. So, visitor visas go only to would-be tourists, student visas go to hopeful students and fiancé/ Korean fiancé(e)s are required to: fiancée visas are necessary for persons intending to marry and reside in the United States.! Provide three Korean and one English version of All U.S. visas are identified by letters and numbers, fiancé/fiancée visas are designated K-1 and the visatheir Family Census Register (Hojuk Dungbon) for the fiancé/fiancée’s foreign minor child is K-2. A K-1 visa allows your fiancé or fiancée to travel to theissued within three months of the proposed date of United States, marry you, and then adjust status in the U.S. to become a legal permanent resident.marriage. A K-1 visa must be used within six months of its issue date and is good for only one entry into the U.S. Once! Present a valid Korean identification card (Jumin your intended spouse enters the United States, the wedding must take place within three months. If you decideDeungnok Jeung). not to marry, then your fiancé/fiancée must depart the United States within that three-month period.! Show proof of termination of any prior If you decide not to marry prior to the K-1 visa being issued, please notify us in writing that you wishmarriage(s). to withdraw the petition. Our mailing address is U.S. Embassy Seoul/CONS/IV, 32 Sejong-ro, Jongro-ku,! Obtain written permission to marry from both Seoul 110-710 or Unit 15550 APO AP 96205-5550.parents, if under the age of 20.
    • Feb. 17, 200614 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly Feb. 17-23 The Chronicles The Chronicles Annapolis Annapolis The Family The Family King Kong of Narnia PG of Narnia PG PG-13 PG-13 Stone PG-13 Stone PG-13 PG-13 In the Mix Underworld: Underworld: Ice Harvest No Show No Show No Show PG-13 Evolution R Evolution R R Annapolis Annapolis Syriana R King Kong King Kong The Family The Family PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Stone PG-13 Stone PG-13 Underworld: Aeon Flux Just Friends Evolution R PG-13 PG-13 No Show No Show No Show No Show The Family Annapolis The Family The Chronicles Annapolis The Chronicles Cheaper by the Stone PG-13 PG-13 Stone PG-13 of Narnia PG PG-13 of Narnia PG Dozen 2 PG Glory Road PG The Chronicles Marathon No Show No Show No Show Cheaper by the of Narnia PG Movie Dozen 2 PGU n d e r w o r l d : Ice Harvest -- In Annapolis -- When he The Family Stone -- Glory Road -- The When a StrangerEvolution -- A war icebound Wichita, Kansas, it’s won a coveted admission The Stones, a New England inspiring true story of the Calls -- While babysitting,emerges between the Christmas Eve, and this year spot tothe Naval Academy at family, have their annual underdog Texas Western a high school student isaristocratic Death Dealers and Charlie Arglist just might have Annapolis, local kid Jake holiday gathering. The eldest basketball team, with terrorized by a stranger whothe barbaric Lycans something to celebrate. Huard thought all his dreams son brings his girlfriend home history’s first all African calls her, asking “have you(werewolves), stemming from Charlie, an attorney for the had come true - but his battle to meet his parents, brothers American starting lineup of checked the children lately?”an ancient feud between the sleazy businesses of Wichita, to become the man he wants and sisters. The bohemian players, who took the country The police eventually notifytwo tribes. Selene, the and his unsavory associate, to be is only just the beginning. Stones greet their visitor—a by storm, surprisingly her the calls are coming frombeautiful vampire heroine, and the steely Vic Cavanaugh Now, uncertain if a regular kid high-powered, controlling winning the 1966 NCAA inside the house.Michael, the lycan hybrid, try have just successfully from a poor blue collar family New Yorker—with a mix of tournament title. Josh Lucasto unlock the secrets of their embezzled $2 million from can fit into the Academy’s awkwardness, confusion and stars as Hall of Famer Donbloodlines. Their forbidden Kansas City boss Bill pressure-cooker atmosphere, hostility. Before the holiday is Haskins, the passionatelylove takes them into the battle Guerrard. But the real prize and barely making the grade over, relationships will unravel dedicated college basketballto end all wars as the for Charlie is the stunning as a Freshman “plebe,” Jake while new ones are formed, coach that changed theimmortals must finally face Renata, who runs the Sweet has one last shot at proving he secrets will be revealed, and history of basketball with histheir retribution. Cage strip club. has what it takes to become an the family Stone will come team’s victory in this time. officer in an institution that together through its boasts a venerable 137-year extraordinary capacity for history of focused discipline love. and determined excellence. Grandma’s Boy The Legend of Walk the Line No Show No Show No Show No Show R Zorro PG PG-13 When a Stranger When a Stranger When a Stranger Grandma’s Boy Grandma’s Boy The Family Ice Harvest Calls PG-13 Calls PG-13 Calls PG-13 R R Stone PG-13 R Annapolis The Chronicles Ice Harvest In the Mix The Family No Show When a Stranger PG-13 of Narnia PG R PG-13 Stone PG-13 Calls PG-13 The Family TheChronicles The Chronicles Cheaper by the When a Stranger Cheaper by the No Show Stone PG-13 of Narnia PG of Narnia PG Dozen 2 PG Calls PG-13 Dozen 2 PG When a Stranger When a Stranger The Chronicles The Chronicles The Family The Family The Family Calls PG-13 Calls PG-13 of Narnia PG of Narnia PG Stone PG-13 Stone PG-13 Stone PG-13 When a Stranger Ice Harvest Ice Harvest Ice Harvest Chicken Little G Chicken Little G Chicken Little G R R Calls PG-13 R The Corpse The Corpse The Legend of The Legend of Syriana R Syriana R Syriana R Bride PG Bride PG Zorro PG Zorro PG
    • Feb. 17, 2006The Morning Calm Weekly http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 15Feelings of loneliness can lead to negative actionsBy Chaplain (Capt.) Antonio A. Amano that it was often due to a wrong perception of things when there is a lack of recognition from our peers.6-37th Field Artillery on the part of the people. Even when the soldiers were We become lonely when we isolate ourselves from “An agent always acts towards a good,” as my nailing him to the cross while the crowd was verbally others and when we don’t reach out.college professor in Philosophy used to say. abusing him, Jesus had a time to pray to his Father in In the Book of Genesis, Adam became lonely when The word “agent” here refers to a person who is a heaven for them: “Father, forgive them for they do not he realized that nobody was like him. He was alone indoer of an action. Indeed, every acting or thinking know what they are doing.” the midst of animals and he could not relate with anyperson, for that matter, will act on something that Nobody wants to do something bad. And nobody of them. God realized that Adam was lonely. He said,appears good and pleasurable to him or her. In other wants to be bad. But we sometimes fail people or hurt “It is not good for him to be lonely.” And so, hewords, no person in his or her right mind would act them because of bad decisions and poor choices. created Eve to be Adam’s partner, to be his friend.on something that is bad. However, people do commit Nobody wants to be alcoholic and nobody wants to be Adam was overjoyed to see somebody like him. Hemistakes and fail to do good because they perceive addicted to gambling. Nobody wants to be a loser. was happy to have somebody as his friend.something as good — an apparent good — when it is Nobody wants to be a failure. Loneliness is a terrifying feeling. If you feel lonelyactually bad. How come then are there people addicted to alcohol and isolated, you could be in a danger zone. You and I The realization obviously comes after the action. and to gambling, losers and failures among us? There do not have to be lonely.Hence, Peter sees X. He starts to move towards X is no easy answer. But many sociologists, If you find yourself lonely or experiencing thebecause he sees X as pleasing and good to him. When psychologists and counselors believe that it is mostly effects of loneliness seek out help. Seek out a friend,he arrives at X, he realizes that X was not really good. due to loneliness. your chaplain or a counselor to give you help in I believe Jesus was forgiving to people who People resort to alcohol and gambling because they discovering what you can do to climb out of thecommitted mistakes, especially those people who are lonely. We become lonely when we don’t have depths and feel useful, become a part of thewanted to learn from their mistakes, because he knew people we can count as friends. We become lonely community and move forward with purpose. Area I Worship Services Catholic Mass Protestant Sunday 6 p.m. Camp Stanley (Reggie’s) Saturday 4 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Sunday 9:30 a.m. Camp Castle Chapel Protestant Gospel Sunday 9 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel 10 a.m. Camp Casey Stone Chapel Sunday 11 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Noon Camp Casey Stone 11 a.m. Camp Casey DISCOM 1 p.m. Camp Stanley Chapel Chapel Chapel, Camp Hovey 1 p.m. Camp Stanley Chapel Chapel Theater, Stanley Korean Services Chapel, Camp Casey Sunday 9 a.m. Camp Casey DISCOM Chapel Eucharistic Episcopal Crusader Chapel 7 p.m. Camp Stanley Chapel, Sunday 5:30 p.m. Stanley Chapel Protestant (COGIC) CRC Warrior Chapel Latter Day Saints Sunday 12:30 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel 1st Sunday 1 p.m. Camp Jackson Chapel Sunday 1 p.m. Crusader Chapel Protestant Contemporary 2nd/3rd Sun. 2 p.m. Camp Jackson Chapel Ad goes here
    • Feb. 17, 200616 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm WeeklyNew program gives Area III Soldiers Korea Head StartBy Roger Edwards Korea about 10 days and now I at for the school to give to local but there’s lots that’s not familiar too.”Area III Public Affairs least know how to say ‘please’ and orphans,” said Lee Sang-hyuk, Olausen observed that the CAMP HUMPHREYS – Soldiers ‘thank you.’” director of Pyeongtaek University familiar image of McDonald’s has aassigned to Area III are getting a Accinelli said this program International Education Center. “We Korean menu and prices in Won.“head start” adjusting to life in convinced him to take some want the Soldiers to have the The last stop is PyeongtaekKorea thanks to a new three-day l a n g u a g e c l a s s e s w h i l e h e ’s i n experience of working in our Harbor, a strategic economic centerprogram developed by Pyeongtaek Korea. economy while there are guides to for Korean exports, for a tourUniversity and 8th U.S. Army, and “I’m glad I had the opportunity advise them.” including displays and a 45-minutedesigned to give Soldiers a broad to come to Head Start,” he added. Most Soldiers added their own boat tour.overview of Korea. Practical application of new skills money and several went together to Head Start is offered several times “I hope you Soldiers here today is tested on the last day when it’s buy slightly more expensive gifts each month and is mandatory forwill take advantage of this program off to E-Mart, the Korean equivalent for the children. Soldiers. Civilians and family membersand let it open the door to Korea for of Wal-Mart. “This (E-Mart) is a pretty neat are encouraged to attend and can findyou,” said Brig. Gen. Steven M. “We present the Soldiers with a place,” said Spc. Brandon Olausen, out about participating by callingAnderson, deputy commanding small sum of money and encourage 520th Maintenance Company. “It’s 723-4304.general, United States Forces Korea them to buy bright and modern and there’s lots(Advance Element), during the small presents of variety and lots that’s familiar –opening session of the Jan. 25class. “I’ve found the Korean people tobe thoughtful, friendly and generousduring my time here, and expect youwill too,” he added. “Enjoy Korea.It will be something you can tellyour grandchildren about.” Days one and two focus onKorean history, politics, languageand culture. “It’s not enough to make any ofus anything like proficient in anypart of what they’re teaching us,” Brig. Gen. Steven M. Anderson, deputy commanding general, U.S. Forces Korea (Advanced Element) tells Soldiers at Pyeongtaek University forsaid Pvt. John Accinelli, 35th Air Head Start Jan. 25, that he hopes the program jointly sponsored by the university, 8th Army and Area III, will open the door to Korea for them soDefense Artillery. “I’ve been in that they will have “something more than a better wardrobe” when they leave the “Land of the Morning Calm.”Staff Sgt. Krashawn Fogle, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade (left) and Spc. Darci Thompson, PHOTOS BY ROGER EDWARDS520th Maintenance Company (right) enjoyed the shopping expedition to E-Mart. They had lots of Two of the Head Start Soldiers pick up an order at the E-Mart McDonald’s during their Fridayquestions about merchandise and costs for Pyeongtaek University volunteer guide Lee Hee-eun shopping trip. Most of the 36 Soldiers on Friday’s visit to the store jumped on the opportunity to(center). enjoy a Big Mac and fries for lunch. At Left: Lee Hee-eun, a social welfare student at Pyeongtaek University, along with Computer Science major Cho Young- jin (not pictured) act as volunteer guides for Head Start Soldiers during the Friday trips to E-Mart and Port of Pyeongtaek. At Right: Kate Chang (facing display), Pyeongtaek Port guide, explains an exhibit maping the harbor and the South Korean coast at the port museum. Chang lead the 36 Head Start Soldiers through the museum, and then accompanied them to the port’s tour boat, the “Seaworld,” on a floating tour of the harbor and its facilities.
    • Feb. 17, 200618 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly Sailors celebrate Super Bowl with NFL cheerleaders By Navy Journalist First Class David McKee CNFK Public Affairs SEOUL – Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea Sailors enjoyed “Super Bowl Monday” Jan. 6 at the Yongsan Garrison Navy Club and also saw the St. Louis Rams cheerleading squad cheer between each quarter. Morale Welfare and Recreation sponsored the Super Pool’s Black Widow Comes to Korea Bowl XL party and the cheerleaders, who also signed Jeanette Lee, aka “The Black Widow,” autographs and presented CNFK Rear Adm. James P. one of the most recognizable pool Wisecup with a plaque during halftime. players in the world, will be touring Most Sailors come to Korea on unaccompanied tours, installations throughout Korea courtesy like Kansas City, Mo. native, Information Systems of: Armed Forces Entertainment, Army Technician Petty Officer 2nd Class Derrick Frazier, who Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and said he “enjoyed having the Rams cheerleaders visit.” Navy MWR. “I thought that they brought a touch of home to those NAVY JOURNALIST FIRST CLASS DAVID MCKEE Lee will be giving a show/ serving in Korea,” Frazier said. CNFK Rear Adm. James P Wisecup accepts a plaque from St. Louis . demonstration, playing some audience Bruce Wooten, the regional MWR director, said the Rams cheerleaders at Yongsan Garrison’s Navy Club, during halftime of members and signing autographs at organization in Korea “does its best to bring stateside acts the Super Bowl Feb. 6. each of her appearances. Area pool events (like the Rams’ cheerleaders), to the peninsula.” leagues will be present for those When St. Louis’ Amy Nesbit, a five-year veteran of the CNFK is the regional commander for the U.S. Navy in interested in advancing their skills for Rams cheerleading squad, is not cheering the Ram’s at the Republic of Korea and providing expertise on Naval future competition. home, she spends part of her time traveling and thanking matters to area military commanders, including the Schedule for Korea is as follows: servicemembers like those serving in the Republic of Commander in Chief for the United Nations Command, the 7 p.m. Friday, Camp Casey’s Gateway Korea. Republic of Korea and U.S. Combined Forces Command, Club; 7 p.m. Saturday, Yongsan, Navy “NFL cheerleaders only cheer 10 games a year when and Commander, United States Forces Korea. CNFK also Club; Sunday, Chinhae Navy Base, games are played at home field. The rest of the time we are serves as liaison to the ROK Navy, the Combined Forces Duffy’s Club (time to be determined). participating in community events like showing our Commander staff in armistice and in wartime and to the appreciation to those serving overseas,” Nesbit said. Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet based in Yokosuka. Reunion in Korea Yorkers troops largest Valentine New Yorkers send troops world’s largest digital Valentine Deadline The deadline for sign up to Reunion in Korea’s April 17-20 tour is Feb. 25. Flights, hotels and tours are all included Army News Service in the program. For information, visit NEW YORK CITY – Operation Love www.uso.org/korea. Our Troops, billed as a “Guinness Book of World Records” attempt to create the Bataan Memorial Death largest digital Valentine for America’s March Qualifier troops, took center stage Feb. 7 in Times The MWR 2006 8th U.S. Army Square. BATAAN Memorial Death March Qualifier Challenge will be held Saturday The campaign has already received at Camp Casey’s Hanson Field House. more than 10,000 messages from around The 13.1-mile road march is open to the world since it was launched Jan. 4. active-duty military personnel assigned It’s a joint effort between Soldiers’ to 8th Army installations across Korea. Angels, a nonprofit military support group, It will serve as a qualifying event for and Library of Life.org, a “digital the 8th Army military teams that will scrapbooking” Web site whose pages participate at the Bataan Memorial include numerous tributes to fallen service marathon Road March at White Sands, members. N.M., in March. Organizers said they hoped their Registration is from 6-8:15 a.m. A course presence in Times Square would give a briefing begins at 8:30 a.m.and the significant boost to the number of SGT. 1ST CLASS ERIC REINHARDT march begins at 8:45. For information, signatures by Feb. 14. Kelly Wilson (left), Lynelle Johnson and Genna Griffith send their regards to troops at the “Love call 732-6276 or 730-2322. “This will be the largest digital Our Troops” pavallion Feb. 7 on Times Square. Valentine’s card ever sent to the troops,” and expect to eventually have 20-25,000 of support was New York-based actor World Series of Poker said Amanda Hale, vice president of in total when the card will be sent.” Hecter Ubarry, who will appear in the MWR is presenting Round 2 of their communications for Library of Life.org. In addition to grabbing the attention of upcoming Bruce Willis feature “16 Blocks” World Series of Poker at Warrior’s Club, “They already have over 13,000 signatures passersby, the campaign was featured on in March. Camp Casey. The elimination round will the CBS Early Show, ABC’s Good “My nephew’s in the Navy Reserve begin Saturday and the championship Morning America and the NBC Today and he’s deployed to Iraq, and my godson game will be held Sunday. Each day’s competition begins at 11 a.m. Cash and Show. is in the Navy and he’s also headed to the prizes will be awarded. To sign up, visit Operation Love Our Troops set up gulf,” said Ubarry. “I worry about them. www.caseymwr.com or call 730-4135. camp on Military Island, home to the I hope the whole thing over there is Armed Forces Recruiting Station and site resolved soon. I don’t want to see any Diamond Rio of the iconic Life magazine photograph more of our troops killed.” Academy of Country Music -award of a sailor planting a movie-star kiss on a Angela Spivey, an office worker in winning band Diamond Rio will perform nurse on the day World War II ended. Midtown Manhattan, took time during her live at Camp Casey’s Carey Fitness Volunteers from Soldiers’ Angels and lunch break to sign the Valentine. Center, beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday. Library of Life were on hand to help people “I just wanted to say hello and remind The event is free and open to the public. add their messages of support to the the troops that people are thinking of C AROLINE BERNABEI troops. them,” Spivey said. “I think it’s sweet that TMCW Submissions New Yorkers send their regards to the “I have a step dad in the Air National they’re doing this for the troops.” To have an event featured in The deployed servicemembers, at the Love Our Guard who’s deployed, so this means a (Editor’s Note: Sgt. 1st Class Eric Morning Calm Weekly, e-mail Troops pavaillion in Times Square Feb. 9. The lot to me,” said Michelle New, a Soldiers’ Reinhardt and Caroline Bernabei of Army information on the activity to campaign aims to send the largest digital Angels volunteer from Cookstown, N.J. Public Affairs, New York submitted this morningcalmweekly@korea.army.mil. Valentine’s Day card ever to servicemembers Among those sending their messages report.) stationed abroad.
    • Feb. 17, 2006 Page 21‘Just in time’ leads to Camp Long DPW cleanupArea III Public Affairs ‘just in time’ supply concept.” CAMP LONG — Camp Long’s Prior to “just in time,”D i r e c t o r a t e o f P u b l i c Wo r k s i s inefficiencies could lead toleading the way to a “just in time” excessive warehousing of materials.system for ordering supplies needed “Now there will be no moreto complete specific job orders. warehousing of individual job“Just in time” means that the Long orders,” Reed said. “We’ll keep ourfacility no longer needs to stockpile little shop stock but when there’s amaterials for upcoming jobs. job to do, we’ll put in our order. As part of a Korea-wide initiative Everything we need to complete thatd i r e c t e d b y B r i g . G e n . H . T. job will be delivered the day beforeLandwermeyer, Installation Man- the job is scheduled to start.”agement Agency Korea Region The “just in time” conceptOffice director, Col. Michael J. mirrors what is happening in theTaliento Jr., Area III commander, civilian sector. The overall trend ischallenged the Long DPW to clean to minimize costs by no longerup and dispose of outdated or maintaining large inventories and PHOTOS BY F. NEIL NEELEYunneeded supplies in August 2005. implementing an ordering system “He said to clean it out, get rid that will deliver needed materials Wayne Darling, Camp Long Department of Public Works chief of operations and maintenanceof it, turn it in,” said Floyd Reed, just in time to start the job. (left), Floyd Reed, DPW chief (center) and Cecil Bell, Long – Eagle executive officer, look over aCamp Long DPW chief. “His intent “If I have problems now, I just newly cleaned up warehouse at Camp Long.is for DPW to lead the way into a go through my chain of command and the problem is resolved,” Reed yard and me at the other. We were said. “You can’t beat a system like like traffic cops directing traffic: that.” this goes, that goes, this stays.” Reed is quick to credit his Korean Taliento visited the Long DPW work force and Park Hyon-pok, the Jan. 26 and congratulated Reed and operations and maintenance his staff on a job well done. foreman, for most of the hard work “Now that you’ve consolidated involved with getting this program your system, you have to put the up and running. pressure on me and DPW at Wa y n e D a r l i n g , c h i e f o f Humphreys to support your operations and maintenance, also customers,” Taliento said. played a key role in the cleanup. With the new system in place and “He’s my right-hand man,” said working well, Reed is already Reed. “He and I sometimes stood looking ahead and working toA cluttered corner of the Camp Long DPW storage yard stands in need of cleanup prior to August in the storage yard several days in consolidated container storage for2005. Tons of material was turned in or hauled away leaving the yard spotless and leading the a row with him at one end of the camps Long and Eagle.way into a “just in time” supply concept.2nd CAB dining facility kicks off ‘Oriental Wednesday’By Roger Edwards number of Wednesday diners.” hot bar. We turn it into a pasta bar Tuesdays andArea III Public Affairs The facility has also kicked off a 21-day menu a taco bar Wednesdays. CAMP HUMPHREYS – The 2nd Combat rotation in an effort to bring more variety to the “Thursdays the hot bar is devoted to bakedAviation Brigade Dining Facility kicked off its dining experience. potatoes and the fixings, she continued. “We putnew “Oriental” Wednesday special meal Feb. 8 “Variety is one of the suggestions that our out butter and sour cream, broccoli, chili, cheese,with a menu of egg-foo-young, pork bulgogi, Dining Facility Council made, and one of the most bacon bits and other things when they’rebibimbop, chicken teriyaki and egg rolls. common requests we find when we do surveys,” available.” “We think this special meal will become as Jackson said. “I eat here very often,” said Sgt. Na Hee-popular as the ‘Soul Food’ Thursday special “If a request is made and we can do it within joong, 520th Maintenance Company. “In fact, Imeal,” said Sgt. 1st Class Cynthia Jackson, DFAC the basic daily food allowance, we like to give eat here almost every day.manager. “We’re expecting a big jump in the our customers what they want. They enjoy it “I started coming here about three months ago more.” and enjoy it very much. The food is good and Va r i e t y i s a h a l l m a r k o f the service is better.” military dining facilities. In Na, who was dining on bibimbop, said that he addition to the main serving line, has tried everything on the menu and that the there is the short order serving food is all good. line with its fast food menu, the “I really enjoy eating here,” said Sgt. Choi salad bar, the hot bar and, in the Jong-deok, also of 520th Maint. Co. “My favorite case of the 2nd CAB facility, dish is the cheeseburger, but the salad is always the Korean bar. fresh and the quality of the Korean food is great. “We keep kimchi, sticky rice, And I really like the variety of desserts they seaweed, pepper paste, tofu serve.” and kimchi soup on the Korean “We have about 100 (Korean Augmentation to R E OGER bar three meals a day,” said DWARDS the U.S. Army Soldiers) who eat here on a regularThree friends from the 520th Maintenance Company lunch on Bibimbop served by Jackson. “But we have a pretty basis and average around 200 customers perthe 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Dining Facility at Humphreys Feb. 8. They are (left good hot bar too. Monday and meal,” said Jackson, “but that number can go toto right) Sgt. Na H. J., Sgt. Lee T. J., and Sgt. Lee D.W. Friday, we have nachos on the 330 or more on special meal days.”
    • 22 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Feb. 17, 2006 Area III The Morning Calm Weekly Eichenseer plays on Army championship softball team By F. Neil Neeley Eichenseer said. Defeated or not, it wasn’t over yet for Black History Month Area III Public Affairs Celebration Those selected went to tryouts at Fort Eichenseer. She was one of 15 girls picked Humphreys Black History Month CAMPLONG — ACamp Long Soldier Indiantown Gap, a National Guard Training from the four services’ teams to play for the Celebration will take place at 3 spent part of her summer playing softball on Center located in Pennsylvania. Combined Armed Forces team. p.m. Feb. 28 in the MultiPurpose the All-Army Woman’s Softball team. Spc. There were 23 other women competing “We spent about a week practicing at Training Facility. Shannon Eichenseer, J3 Combat Support for one of the 15 spots on the Army team. Peterson,” said Eichenseer, “Then we went Coordination Team #1 was one of 15 Eichenseer was one of the lucky 15. down to Texas to compete in the regional It’s Time to Play Ball women chosen over a field of 23 others. Eichenseer admits that the competition is playoffs. We took third in Regional play and C h i l d a n d Yo u t h S e r v i c e s i s “I sent in an application through usually a bit tougher. “There are usually more everybody was sent back home because we looking for baseball coaches for MWR to the Army Sports Program,” girls trying out,” she said, “but the figured that we weren’t going to go on to the Spring 2006 season. All deployments to Iraq cut down the number the next level.” coaches must have completed a competing.” The All-Armed Forces Team broke up background check prior to the Eichenseer and her 14 teammates spent and scattered back to their home installations, start of the season. For the next three weeks practicing. “We but that wasn’t to be the end of it. No sooner information, call 753-8507. practiced every day,” she said. “We played than Eichenseer arrived back in Korea, she civilians in tournaments all around the area was told to turn around and head back to PWOC ‘Big Event’ in Maryland and Virginia. We were defeated the United States. The Protestant Women of the a lot, but we took that time to learn to play as “The two teams that finished at the top Chapel’s BIG EVENT for February a team. The civilians had been playing of the regionals couldn’t go to the national is scheduled for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. together for years. championship,” Eichenseer said, “So they Wednesday at Camp Humphreys Freedom Chapel. Everyone is “It was amazing; it was fun and a great called us all back, and a week and a half invited to come out for “Love experience,” she added. later, we were a team again.” Letters” and an Italian feast. After practicing together, the All-Army This time, things went much better. Watchcare will be provided. team traveled to Peterson Air Force Base in “We had three days to practice,” she said, Call 031-612-0111 for information. Colorado Springs, to compete in the All but we took the championship in three games, Armed Forces tournament against the Air defeating the “Yard Dawgs” from Calhoun, Diamond Rio Force, Navy and Marine Corps teams. Ga., 9-5, 16-1, 14-8 to take the National Come out and enjoy this six-time “It started out real well,” said Eichenseer. Woman’s Softball Championship.” Country Music Association and “Our biggest rival is usually the Air Force In a recent All-Hands Call held at Camp Academy of Country Music Vocal but we took the first game from them. It Long, Eichenseer was recognized for her Group of the Year at the Camp finally came down though, to Army versus role on the team and awarded the Army Humphreys gym, starting at 7 p.m. Air Force for the championship. We lost this Achievement Medal for her F. NEIL NEELEY Wednesday. Spc. Shannon Eichenseer year, 20-15.” accomplishment. Free Turbo Tax Software Soldiers and family members can use militaryonesource.com to access free Turbo Tax income tax filing software. Complete information is included in the January 2006 Military OneSource Troop to newsletter. High Occupancy Lanes Teacher KATUSA Cpl. Shin Ji-boon helps Joshua Bus lanes on the Gyeongbu Brown (left) and Destiny Symmes (right), Expressway are restricted to buses or and the other students in Maria vans carrying more than six passengers Saturday, Sunday and on holidays. Rodriguez’s kindergarden class at Saturdays the lanes are restricted Humphreys American Elementary School between Seoul and Shintanjin, and learn their numbers by playing Bingo with Daejeon in both directions 9 a.m. until them Feb. 9. Shin, a Korean Augmentation 9 p.m. Traffic is restricted Sunday and to the U.S. Army Soldier assigned to the holidays from Shingtanjin to Seoul 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m.; and from Seoul volunteers to work with the kindergarten to Shintanjin from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. students half a day, two times a week. USO Job Opening The United Service Organization is looking for a full-time operations NANCY TURNER manager at Camp Humphreys. Resumes may be e-mailed to dempseyg@korea.army.mil or usokorea22@kornet.net, faxed to 723-4106 or mailed to USO Korea, Peaceful March Approximately 3,000 protesters held a PSC 303, Box 53, APO AP 96204. A peaceful civil gathering Sunday at the completed USO employment Daechu-Ri school outside of Camp application must accompany resumes. Resumes must reach USO Humphreys’ northwest sector. Protesters Korea by close of business, Feb. flew kites, held cultural events and 28. For information, call 724-7781. marched from Daechu-Ri to a rice paddy that they have named “freedom field” News & Notes where they lit a bonfire and listened to Submissions speeches and patriotic music. Installation To submit items to the Area III News security was provided through a U.S. – & Notes, call 753-6132. Deadline for Korean initiative. The event ended submissions is Friday prior to peacefully and without incident. publication date. F. NEIL NEELEY
    • Feb. 17, 2006 Area IIIThe Morning Calm Weekly 23 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweeklyReligious programs: not just Sunday servicesBy Roger Edwards More Excuses’ as our resource. p.m. in Freedom Chapel. Capt. Stanley Tuesday,” said Robinson.Area III Public Affairs “The chapel will even provide Smith, 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion Spiritual and life-decision counseling CAMP HUMPHREYS – According breakfast for the meetings,” he said. chaplain, conducts the meetings. services are also available through theto Chaplain (Maj.) Raymond A. “I’d like to encourage our men to invite The Freedom Chapel staff provides Chaplain’s office.Robinson Jr., Area III and installation a friend and come to the meetings.” Spanish Protestant services each Chaplains are available around thestaff chaplain, the chapel staff is here to Jan. 29 brought the start of the Sunday at the Zoeckler Station Chapel clock by calling the staff duty office atprovide service to the community. Chapel’s “Club 412,” Camp Humphreys from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m., in addition 753-6111. “One of the latest programs we’ve student ministry. Club 412 provides an to their full slate of services at Freedomstarted just kicked off Feb. 4,” said opportunity for young people in the 6th Chapel. “We hold Catholic Mass, twoRobinson. “It’s the Men’s Prayer to 12th grades to get together for Protestant worship services, a GospelBreakfast and Fellowship. We meet worship, Bible study and fellowship. worship service and a Contemporaryright here in the chapel on the first The group, which was named from 1st worship service each Sunday,” saidSaturday of the month at 8 a.m. The Timothy 4:12 (“No one should despise Robinson, “We also hold Protestantmeetings will be a time of spiritual your youth; instead, you should be an Sunday School, Catholic Rite ofrenewal, bonding and fellowship. Our example to the believers in speech, in Christian Initiation of Adults, Gospeltheme is ‘Becoming Men of Honor,’ and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”) Sunday School and Protestantwe’ll use Dr. Tony Evan’s book ‘No meets Sundays from 4:31 until 5:33 Children’s Church each Sunday.” Mass is held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:45 a.m. Protestant Women of the Chapel, the Catholic Faith Formation and Gospel Bible Study are held Wednesday. “We PHOTOS BY ROGER EDWARDS also hold a KATUSA Bible Study Chaplain (Maj.) Raymond A. Robinson Jr. Camp Humphreys Religious Services Freedom Chapel Mass Catholic M, T, Th, F 11:45 a.m. Mass Catholic Sunday 9:30 a.m. Collective Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Gospel Service Gospel Sunday 1 p.m. Contemporary Service Contemporary Sunday 6 p.m. Zoeckler Station ChapelSpc.Veronica Durant is the Freedom Chapel assistant finance clerk. This native of Midway, Fla., Spanish Service Protestant Sunday 9:30 a.m.has been assigned to Camp Humphreys for a year and three months, and leaves Korea Feb. 24. Collective Protestant Sunday 10:30 a.m.Humphreys History Desiderio airfield named for Medal of Honor recipientBy Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Frace by his example, repelled the final attack. and ROK forces inventory, C-12 and expect delivery of a commercial coldArea III Support Activity Desiderio Army Airfield was UC-35 passenger planes, Navy P-3 refuel truck that will significantly CAMP HUMPHREYS – In keeping dedicated in the early 70s and has Orion’s and C-130s. Observers may enhance our service to aviationwith my last article, I would like to continually been the busiest airfield in even see an A-10, F-16 or a U-2 make a customers.continue to discuss the history of one the U.S. Army outside the continental low pass over the runway. Desiderio Army Airfield is a vital andof the most significant areas on Camp United States. With an 8,000 foot long Not only can the various aircraft be thriving part of Camp Humphreys andHumphreys — Desiderio Army Airfield, runway, this airfield consistently seen arriving and departing during the USFK. The Desiderio safety team hasalso known by its aviation designation provides a valuable service to United day, but they can be heard continuing at customer service as its number oneA-511. States and Republic of Korea forces. night as Desiderio comes alive as the priority and is always striving to carry The field was named in honor of Desiderio is a fully instrumented focal point for airfield night vision on the proud legacy of those who haveArmy Capt. Reginald B. Desiderio, who airfield with radar capability. It is open systems training for all Army aircraft on served and fought from this strategicwas assigned to Company E, 2nd 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The the peninsula. asset in the Pacific.Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, and field boasts one of the most modern, Desiderio also plays a major role in (This article was prepared with the25th Infantry Division during the Korean state-of-the-art air traffic control towers peninsula-wide exercises, as a major assistance of Chief Warrant OfficerWar. in the Army. The tower is two years debarkation point for troops and James Davis, Desiderio Field director.) Desiderio earned the 33rd Medal of old and stands eight stories tall giving equipment.Honor awarded for service during the an extraordinary perspective of Camp Desiderio’s future is bright andKorean War. Humphreys. exciting. The continuing high-speed Nov. 27, 1950, Desiderio was Desiderio air traffic controllers log growth of Camp Humphreys is matchedassigned to defend a task force more than 5,000 movements per month. by the growth of the airfield. Plans forcommand post against an enemy The field’s first-class refuel facility Desiderio include a Joint Mobility Centerbreakthrough. He made a personal pumps an average of 1.5 million gallons for strategic power projection, new andreconnaissance under cover of darkness of JP-8 fuel annually. Service is remodeled hangars, a new flightand under intense enemy fire, to place provided to not only U.S. Army fixed- operations building, a new combined firehis company in the most advantageous wing and rotary wing aircraft, but to department and airport rescue firepositions. Wounded twice early in the aircraft from the Navy, Marines, Air fighting services facility, and anaction, he refused evacuation so he Force, and the ROK Army and Air Force. improved runway.could continue to direct his men. When On any given day you can see rotary In the near term the aviationthe enemy succeeded in penetrating the wing aircraft, jet and turbo-prop aircraft, community can expect to see a newposition, he personally charged them and VIP flights flying in the traffic state-of-the-art Fixed Base Precisionwith carbine rifle and grenades. He pattern. Approach Radar and a new MARK 20Ainflicted many casualties until he was Desiderio airfield customers have Instrument Landing System installed. U.S. ARMY PHOTOmortally wounded. His men, spurred on included every helicopter type in the U.S. Within the next four to six months we Capt. Reginald B. Desiderio
    • Feb. 17, 2006 Page 25Camp Carroll Soldier goes Hollywood - sort ofSergeant, Korean wife hee – along with escorts Sgt. 1st Classto be featured on Scott Bass and Sgt. Kim Woo-suk, also assigned to 307th ITSB, –KBS documentary captured various aspects of the Largent’s daily lives both on and offBy Steven Hoover post. The team covered Largent atArea IV Public Affairs formations, inspections, physical CAMP CARROLL – After spending training, getting a haircut, eatingalmost every waking moment the past lunch and then started over again thetwo weeks being followed by a television next day.production crew, Sgt. Christopher However, as with most realityLargent and his wife Yu-seong have a television, not everything goes aspretty good idea what contestants on smoothly as planned.reality shows such as “Big Brother” go “Last Friday, before the battalionthrough. NCO run began, Mr. Cho tripped over Largent, assigned to the personnel the tire spikes near Gate #4 and thesection of the 307th Integrated Theater camera hit the ground, sending littleSignal Battalion here, was selected as STEVEN HOOVER components flying,” Largent said. “Ithe subject for the KBS2 program “In Sgt. Christopher Largent, assigned to the personnel section of the 307th Integrated Theater Signal was sure that would put an end to theGan Geuk Jang.” The show is scheduled Battalion, eats lunch at the Camp Carroll Food Court with his wife Yu-seong, under the watchful eyes filming for the day, and alter theto air in segments during its regular time of Park Jong-hun and Cho Moon-hee (with camera), members of a KBS2 video team. They schedule. But, he was fine and so wasslot, from March 6-10, starting at 8:50 recorded Largent’s activities for about two weeks for “In Gan Geuk Jang,” a nightly program. the camera.”p.m. each night. U.S. Soldier in Korea.” from one of their neighbors. After I met As for Yu-seong, she wasn’t so sure “I haven’t been able to figure out And when he says they are them, I felt that this couple is something opening their home and life to a camerawho referred us for the show,” he said. covering everything, he means special. They have good looks, are crew was such a good idea.“A producer and cameraman contacted everything. educated and they were always smiling. “Actually, I still don’t know why ourand interviewed us, then selected us for “Sometimes they were awake Many Koreans have bad perceptions marriage is such a special story,” shethe program. The title of the show before I was,” Largent said, “filming about U.S. Soldiers and Korean women said. “We are just a normal couple, likeactually translates to ‘Human Theater.’ everything we did from the start of getting married. However, they looked others. They (the crew) kept asking usThey basically were chronicling our the day.” like a happy couple who contradict the to be natural, but it was hard andinteractions with my wife’s family, Producer Park Jong-hun, from Seoul, bad perceptions.”Korean culture and the work I do as a said, “I had heard their marriage story Park and cameraman Cho Moon- See KBS Page 28 KBS, Getting Their Kicks TSA elections slated for April Residents encouraged to join Area IV Public Affairs CAMP WALKER – The Taegu Spouses’ Association Executive Board Elections will be held April 22, at the General Membership Monthly Function. Voting will be conducted through a written secret ballot. Officers will be elected by a majority vote of the members present, plus absentee ballots received before April 10 at the Apple Tree Gift Shop. The TSA Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for president, 1st and 2nd vice president, secretary and treasurer. All nominees’ names must be submitted to the committee before March 21. The Nominating Committee may select a single slate of nominees, but will not exceed three for each office. Nominees should be interested in and qualified for the office and must hold membership for at least one month prior to election. Nominees’ names should be submitted to: Christie Holmes at (053) 210-6129, Janice McHale at 764- GALEN PUTNAM 4378; Jacqueline Duncan at 010-3040-1395; or, Tanya Members of the Daegu United Soccer Club work out during an indoor practice Sunday at Kelly Fitness Center on Camp Ferguson at (053) 766-3066. Holmes can also be Walker. The team is preparing for the inaugural 8th U.S. Army Indoor Soccer Tournament slated for April 21 – 23 at Camp reached by e-mail at president@taeguspouses.org. Carroll’s Crown Jewel Fitness Center. The team practices 5 p.m. Sundays at Kelly Fitness Center. The club is open to Daegu enclave community members are invited interested individuals of all skill levels. The team also plays outdoor matches throughout the year. For information, call Galen to join TSA. For information, call Holmes at (053) Putnam at 768-7604, or 011-1716-0428. 210-6129.
    • Feb. 17, 200626 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly Boxing Invitational 19th SC (E) recognizes top Soldiers By Cpl.Park Myung-joon The Crown Jewel Boxing Invitational will be 7 p.m. Saturday at Camp 19th SC (E) Public Affairs CAMP CARROLL – Soldiers from Board winners Carroll’s Crown Jewel Fitness Center. KATUSA of the Second Quarter: The event is open to all active-duty 19th Sustainment Command (tie) personnel. Mandatory weigh-ins and (Expeditionary) units throughout the Cpl. Kim Do-hwan, 19th Sustainment Command physical exams will be from 10 - 11:30 peninsula displayed their knowledge at (Expeditionary) a.m. that day. Lodging is available for the Soldier, KATUSA and Cpl. Seo Pyung-sik, 501st Corps Support Group participants from outside Area IV. For Noncommissioned Officer of the Soldier of the Second Quarter: information, call Carlos Algarin at 765- Quarter Board, held at the 20th Area Spc. Gaurav Kapani, 23rd Area Support Group 8287/8118. Support Group conference room here NCO of the Second Quarter: (tie) Feb. 7. The Sergeant Audie Murphy and Cpl. Matthew Walker, Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 1st Employment General Paik Sun-yup Boards were Air Defense Artillery Readiness Program held the following day. Army Community Service is offering Sgt. Norman Thomasson, 498th Corps Support The quarter board is considered the Battalion the following employment readiness division-level board for the 19th SC (E), programs: 8 a.m. – noon, Tuesday Paik General Paik Sun-yup: according to Sgt. Melanie Livingstone, Cpl. Huh Si-won, 498th Corps Support Battalion through Friday, Power Point class; 10 19th SC (E). Winners of all four quarter Cpl. Jung Choong-yi, 177th Finance Battalion a.m. – noon, March 1, Hands-on boards will advance to the 19th SC (E) Cpl. Oh Ji-hyun, 25th Transportation Battalion RESUMIX Training; 3 – 4 p.m., March Soldier, KATUSA and NCO of the Year Cpl. Sung Pil-doo, HHB, 2nd Battalion, 1st Air 8, RESUMIX Writing Techniques Workshop; and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., March Board. Defense Artillery 13 –14, Power Point class. For Participants in all three boards Sgt. Hwang Ji-hoon, 501st Corps Support Group information, call Lettie Villarosa at 768- demonstrated their understanding of a 7951. variety of topics, such as leadership, Army values, land navigation, first aid said Spc. Gaurav Kapani, 23rd Area CPL.PARK MYUNG-JOON Apple Tree and the history of the Korean War. Support Group, the winner of the Soldier Categories varied slightly by board, Cpl.Kim Do-hwan,19thSC(E), pondersaquestion of the Quarter Board. Job Opportunity The Apple Tree Gift and Thrift Shop but what didn’t change were the at the KATUSA of the Quarter Board. Many of the candidates said on Camp Walker is accepting expectations of the board members, displayed by the Soldiers who appeared appearing at boards also taught them applications for an accountant made up of sergeants major from the before the boards,” he said. “They were valuable skills. position through Wednesday. This is various units under 19th SC (E). all very knowledgeable in the topic areas. “It was a great experience to improve a contract position that requires a “I expect the Soldier to first, present This was a direct reflection of the type my skills at speaking in front of people, thorough knowledge of accounting. a professional appearance; second, be of professionalism and discipline the and it also improved my attitude toward An application and job description are confident; and finally, be knowledgeable Soldiers live by every day.” the senior people,” said Cpl. Kim Do- available at the Apple Tree, which is in the topic areas covered by the board Preparing for any board is hwan, 19th SC (E), the winner of the open 10 a .m. – 3 p.m., Wednesdays members,” said Sgt. Maj. Stanley Gore, challenging, but the Soldiers said it is KATUSA of the Quarter Board. and Saturdays. For information, call 19th SC (E). worthwhile. “Just like the old saying ‘knowledge Kelly McCracken at 764-4152. Gore said he was impressed with “I prepared by going to company- is power,’ we can take pride in this quarter’s candidates. level boards over the past year. Going ourselves, in our Army life, by preparing Thrift Shop “I was impressed with the level of to boards can’t hurt you, and they also Assistant Manager The Apple Tree Gift and Thrift Shop is confidence and professionalism prepare me for the promotion board,” See Boards Page 28 Boards, Carroll Boxing Club a force to contend with accepting applications for an assistant manager until Wednesday. This is a salaried position and is open to members of the Taegu Spouses’ By Pfc. Park Kwang-mo The Camp Carroll Boxing Club is open Association. The applicant must be Area IV Public Affairs to all USFK personnel who are interested available to work Wednesdays and Saturdays. An application and job CAMP HENRY – “It isn’t the in boxing regardless of previous description are available at the Apple mountain ahead to climb that wears you experience or geographic location. The Tree, from 10 a .m. – 3 p.m., Saturday out; it’s the pebble in your shoe,” club, which kicked off in 2003, has or Wednesday. For information, Muhammad Ali, 1960 Olympic gold competed in about 10 tournaments and contact Kelly McCracken at 764-4152. medalist and legendary world smokers. heavyweight champion, once said. The club’s most recognized member New Weekend & Boxing hopefuls at Camp Carroll is Spc. Alan Jesse Quartey, 36th Sig. Holiday DFAC Hours might not “float like a butterfly and sting Bn., last year’s 8th U.S. Army The Camp Henry and Walker dining like a bee” like he did, but several amateur heavyweight champion who was also facilities have new weekend/holiday boxers from Area IV are giving the selected for the All-Army Trial Camp brunch and dinner meal hours: brunch “sweet science” their best shot. Jan. 4 – Feb.5 this year, at Fort is from 9:30 a .m. – 12:30 p.m., with The Camp Carroll Boxing Club, open Huachuca, Ariz., where he made it into dinner, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The new meal to all servicemembers, teaches basic the semifinals. price for non-mealcard holders is $ 4.10 boxing techniques to the novice and According to Quartey, the club for brunch and $5 for dinner. For provides systematic training to the more provides him a big boost. information, contact Chong Hye-nan advanced by focusing on each boxer’s “It’s been helpful to have a coach at 768-6745. PFC. PARK KWANG-MO to see what I haven’t seen through capabilities and potential. “No matter what scale or ability you Camp Carroll Boxing Club member and 8th U.S. myself and correct what I might Camp Carroll have at the beginning, the training gets Army boxing champion, Spc. Alan Jesse Quartey. have thought right, but was actually Fitness Center you in shape and makes you competitive from 5 – 8 p.m. weekdays at Camp wrong,” he said. Temporary Closure Camp Carroll’s Crown Jewel Fitness at the end,” said Sgt. Jennifer Rogge, Carroll’s old gym. The workout consists Quartey and the other club Center will be closed all day Thursday assigned to the 36th Signal Battalion and of a short run of two to three miles with members are looking forward to and again March 1. The facility will head coach and trainer of the club since sprints, three rounds of jump-roping, competing against boxers from also be closed from 5:30 a.m.–1 p.m. 2004. Rogge also taught boxing to three rounds of shadow boxing, plus throughout the peninsula at the 2006 Friday and March 2. Regular hours Southwest Missouri State University two to three rounds with body armor Crown Jewel Invitational, starting at will resume after 1 p.m. each Friday. students for two years. and sparring every day. They also employ 7 p.m. Saturday at Camp Carroll’s For information, contact Glenn Rogge, and Sgt. 1st Class Johnny N. a variety of conditioning programs Crown Jewel Fitness Center. Groome at 765-7230. Dockery, of the 168th Medical Battalion, including cardiovascular and aquatics to are currently training 10 to 12 boxers ensure their fighters are fit for the ring. See Boxing Page 28 Boxing,
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV Feb. 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 27 NEWS & NOTES AAFES/DECA TAS PTO Collecting Box Tops Wood Medical Clinic Hours Advisory Council to Meet Taegu American School’s Parent Teacher Organization Walk in sick call hours at the Wood Medical Clinic on The next meeting of the Army and Air Force Exchange is sponsoring a “Box Tops for Education” drive through Camp Walker are: staff sergeant and below, 8–9 a.m., Service/Defense Commissary Agency Community May. The program, for students in Sure Start through Monday through Friday, except Thursday, which is Advisory Council will be 3 p.m. Thursday, at Soldiers’ sixth grade, requires the clipping of “Box Top” coupons from 1-2 p.m.; sergeant first class and above may make Memorial Chapel Annex on Camp Walker. All patrons from participating products and bringing them to appointments starting at 8 a.m. daily, except Thursdays are invited to attend. For information, call Kurt D. Brunen, school. Each coupon is worth ten cents. This program when appointments start at 1 p.m.; non-active duty Area IV exchange business manager, at 768-7355. earned almost $800 last year. For a list of participating personnel can make appointments starting at 9 a.m. products, go to www.boxtops4education.com. For daily, except for Thursday. To make appointments, Bataan Road March Saturday information, call 764-4378. call 764–5595. The 8th U.S. Army 2006 Bataan Memorial Qualifier 13.1-Mile Road March is scheduled for 8:45 a.m., Red Cross CPR Training Let’s Sing Together Saturday, at the Carey Fitness Center on Camp An “Adult, Infant and Child CPR with First Aid” course is Area IV children, along with their parents, are invited Casey. This event is open to active-duty military scheduled for 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Feb. 25 at the Red Cross for a “Let’s Sing Together” activity, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., personnel assigned to Army installations. office on Camp Henry. Cost for the program is $35 and the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month at Camp Registration begins at 6 a.m., with a course briefing class size is limited. For more information or to sign-up, Carroll’s Apple Blossom Cottage. For more at 8:30 a.m. Participants must wear the Battle Dress call Jimmy Finch at 768-7993. information, call Toni Bradbury at 765-7049. Uniform and a rucksack weighing a minimum of 35 pounds. Participants must also have a full canteen Weight Training Class Instructors Sought at the start. No LBE or helmets are required. HI- Camp Carroll’s Crown Jewel Fitness Center will provide a The 4960th Multi-Functional Training Brigade is TEC boots and Camelbaks are authorized. For more weight training class 10 – 10:45 a.m., every Monday and seeking instructors to teach the Intermediate-Level information call 768-6603. Wednesday starting March 13. A certified professional Education Course, formerly the Command and General instructor will teach the course. For more information, call Staff Officers Course. For eligibility requirements or Girl Scouts Collecting Carlos Algarin at 765-8118. information, contact Lt. Col. Rodney Sanders at 768- Kid’s Meal Toys 8968, or by sandersrs@korea.army.mil. Through March 3, Area IV Girl Scouts are conducting American Red Cross “Operation Pocket Present” in which they will be American Red Cross is always available for newly Cell Phone Use collecting small toys, such as those associated with deployed service members and civilians to brief them on While Operating Vehicles restaurant “Kid’s Meals,” “Beanie Babies” or others, “Get to know us, before you need us.” For more Vehicle operators on all Department of Defense to send to Soldiers on patrol in Iraq to hand out to information, call Jimmy Finch at 768-7993. installations and operators of government-owned children. Donated toys should be small enough to fit vehicles shall not use cell phones unless the vehicle in the Soldiers’ uniform pockets. Collection boxes are Foreign Service Exam is safely parked or unless they are using a hands- located at the Main Post Exchange and the Scout Hut Registration for the April 8 Foreign Service Written Exam free device. In addition, the wearing of any other (Bldg. 215) on Camp Walker and the Camp Henry Food is now open. Anyone interested, or needing more portable headphones, earphones, or other listening Court. For information, contact Brittany Weigle at 764- information, should visit www.careers.state.gov to begin devices is also prohibited while operating a motor 4085 or Brittany.weigle@us.army.mil. the registration process. vehicle. Ad goes here Ad goes here
    • Feb. 17, 200628 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm WeeklyKBS from Page 25sometimes stressful. The good thing is that I was happy my decision because he isn’t Korean. However, Ifor Chris to get this opportunity.” was confident of my choice without considering The Largent’s, who met at another couples’ nationality or wealth. Now, everybody, including myhousewarming party, have been married for about three parents, loves him because he is a good person.”years. As the shooting progressed, the crew concentrated “Most of my Korean friends view Chris differently more on the Largent’s time at home and with Yu-seong’sthan other U.S. Soldiers,” Yu-seong said. “He always family.tries to learn about Korea and to respect our country “Overall, they were more interested in my interactionsand customs. I’ve met lots of Soldiers after marrying with the Korean population and culture,” Largent said.Chris, but usually their marriages are totally different “But, the crew realized that much of my life centers on STEVEN HOOVERthan what most Korean’s imagine. being a Soldier. That is why I appreciate all the support Sgt. Christopher Largent and Spc. Derek Hyder, 307th Integrated “When I decided to marry Chris, my parents and from the chain of command. Everyone was extremely Theater Signal Battalion, confer after conducting an inspectionfriends tried to get me to stop seeing him,” she added. supportive and accommodating. Without that, this of a Humvee, while KBS2 cameraman Cho Moon-hee records“They couldn’t and never attempted to understand couldn’t have been done.” the activity for “In Gan Geuk Jang.”Boards from Page 26for the Army board ... especially for our country. So, I want the other essential part of us being able to discipline of the KATUSA Soldiers.”KATUSAs, as we are the Soldiers who KATUSAs to compete in as many boards accomplish our mission. Just as they Gore also stressed the benefits thatrepresent the Republic of Korea,” he as possible.” stand beside us in execution of our daily Soldiers can get from participating insaid. “This is the easiest way to prove The board members acknowledged the mission, they should be afforded the boards. “I encourage Soldiers tothat we have no problem with the difficulty KATUSAs face when appearing opportunity to compete along side U.S. participate in boards. This is a great waySoldiering side, even if we might have in front of a board run entirely in English. Army Soldiers for awards at the boards. to build confidence, show your leaderssome language problems with the U.S. “I think the KATUSAs appearing I must add that I was extremely that you are confident in your ability toSoldiers. Through that we can prove before the boards are great,” Gore said. impressed with the level of be a leader, and at the same time validatehow good we are and keep the honor of “The KATUSA Soldier is a key and professionalism, confidence and your level of performance,” he said.Boxing from Page 26Mandatory weigh-ins and physical exams will be Quartey, as well as new fighters from all around said Carlos Algarin, Camp Carroll sports, fitnessconducted from 10 – 11:30 a.m. the Korean peninsula,” Rogge said. and aquatics director. “She is an incredible Competition categories include novice and The event is sponsored by the Camp Carroll coach, very knowledgeable in every sense of theopen, for both Korean Augmentation to the United Crown Jewel Sports and Fitness Center in word. Hopefully, someone will be able to stepStates Army and active military (both male and c o n j u n c t i o n w i t h M o r a l e , We l f a r e a n d up to assist Coach Dockery in leading the club.”female) Soldiers. Each bout will consist of three, Recreation and the Better Opportunities for For information about the club or the 2006two-minute rounds. Single and unaccompanied Soldiers program. Crown Jewel Boxing Invitational, call Algarin, “People will get entertained by our best boxer, “Unfortunately, Rogge will be PCSing soon,” at 765-8118/8287. Ad goes here
    • Feb. 17, 200630 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily “ Language Instructor Kwon Min-sook Word of the week : ‘gahm-gee’ The phrase of the week : cold.” “ I have a cold. ” This story is about: Area II celebrates black history month Gahm-gee due-roe-soe-yo. a cold I have Conversation of the week I have a headache. Moe-ree-gah ah-pah-yo. Did you take cold medicine? Gahm-gee-yahk due-syoe-soe-yo? No. Ah-nee-o. You should take some. Due-syoe-yah-heh-yo. I need to take a little rest. Johm she-myon deh-yo? Then, please take today off. Gue-roem o-nuel be-boen-hah-seh-yo. I have a fever. I have a sore throat.