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Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper -  060317

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    • P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA March 17, 2006Volume 4, Issue 22 The Morning Calm Weekly is Area IV Soldiers reach Kids, kites and out to community a windy day nline Page 28 Page 16 Visit http://ima.korea.army.milRSOI/FE 06 set tobegin March 25 That’s a bunch of bullU.S. Forces Korea Public Affairs The sport of bullfighting in Korea originated more SEOUL – The Republic of Korea than 1,000 years ago. It began as a farmer’sand United States Combined Forces pastime, with the strongest bulls being selectedCommand announced that the for breeding. Here, Moopae (left) battles WooramiReception, Staging, Onward during a match Sunday at the CheongdoMovement and Integration exercise, Bullfighting Festival. Similar to boxing or wrestling,referred to as RSOI 06, will be held the bulls are ranked into weight classes, withMarch 25-31. heavyweight division entries coming in at more than Along with RSOI 06, the joint and 1,600 pounds. See page 26 for more on thecombined field training exercise Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival.referred to as FOAL EAGLE will About 80 Soldiers, civilians and family membersagain be linked with RSOI as it has attended the opening ceremonies of the 2006been for the past several years. Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival, Saturday, courtesy RSOI/FE 06, like all other joint of the Camp Walker Community Activities CenterRepublic of Korea/U.S. CFC and Better Opportunities for Single andexercises, contributes to the Unaccompanied Soldiers.combined defense posture and Cheongdo is located in North Gyeongsangimproves the command’s ability to Province, about 30 minutes southwest of Daegu.deter external aggression against the Although there are several bullfights throughout theRepublic of Korea. year in Korea, this is the largest. The annual training exercise will The festival is five days long, culminating in aninvolve ROK forces and a number awards ceremony for the international and domesticof U.S. military units permanently champions. The highlight is the bullfighting, butassigned on the Korean Peninsula, visitors can also take in the numerous exhibitionsas well as capability enhancements and activities surrounding the festival venue.provided by a relatively smallnumber of U.S. military units fromworldwide locations. CPL. PARK MYUNG-JOONLean Six Sigma flames winds of change for 8th Army SoldiersEighth U.S. Army Public Affairs products and services in a timely manner and reduced but when budget reductions of that magnitude hit usSpecial to The Morning Calm Weekly costs. Lean Six Sigma is a viable management and organizations Army-wide, then a sense of urgency YONGSAN GARRISON – The U.S. Army and efficiency tool with a proven track record and will inspires a new assertion – how are we going to change?”every Soldier is standing on a burning platform. Bound enable Army organizations to realize efficiencies while, said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Tom Budzyna, 8th U.S. Army’sby duty, jumping from the platform into the unknown simultaneously, improving the ways it serves the pubic affairs officer, “Lean Six Sigma is the tool thatis not an option. Every rank and file must turn to fight Nation. will answer that question.”the fire. The “burning platform” represents an opportunity Army leaders, Soldiers, and civilian employees must That is the analogy used to for the Army to develop more effective, efficient, and economical wayscreate the sense of urgency to “When budget reductions ... hit us and embrace change and to achieve desired results.inspire every Soldier to organizations Army-wide, then a sense of a Transformation in A distinct feature of Lean Six Sigma is thatembrace a management tool urgency inspires a new assertion -- how are how to conduct organizations will dedicate up to one percent of itsthat will shape how the Army operations. For 8th personnel structure to be part of an expert cadre of we going to change ?”will adapt or die to survive U.S. Army Soldiers process analyzers and facilitators who will make Leanincreasingly scarce resources, Tom Lt. Col. Tom Budzyna, the sense of urgency Six Sigma work. Coupling this cadre with a priorityto face ongoing transnational 8th U.S. Army public affairs officer to change can be felt list of projects identified for analysis and improvementthreats and to win the ongoing by budget figures. by commanders, the Army will be able to quicklywar against terrorism. Their fiscal year 2006 budget of $455.8 million was address how to meet or beat resource reductions. The tool is called “Lean Six Sigma” and it’s designed reduced to $362 million. Their budget for fiscal year Lean Six Sigma is actually two management toolsfor Soldiers to stay on the platform and fight the flames 2007 is slated to be $364.4 million but talk in the in one. “Lean” is a management philosophy focusingamid the winds of change burning on our doorsteps. Pentagon is that future years are expected to face on trying to reduce seven areas of waste: over- Lean Six Sigma is a Secretary of the Army initiative. further cuts.It aims to improve the quality of Army missions, “It’s one thing to assert that we need to change, See Sigma, Page 4
    • 2 March 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MP Blotter DoD considers ways to control healthcare costs control healthcare The following entries were By Bill Yamanaka hospitals, and 55,000 retail It is essential to restore anexcerpted from the military police Army News Serviceblotters. These entries may be pharmacies. Military medical appropriate cost-sharing relationship Tincomplete and do not imply the he Department of facilities have one of the best between beneficiaries and theguilt or innocence of any person. Defense is considering electronic health record systems Defense Department as an employer raising TRICARE in the world. and provider of Tricare. DoD has aArea 3 premiums for retirees under age Winkenwerder pointed out the plan to address this issue so the! Traffic Accident without Injury, 65, as a way to control the long- issue at hand: “TRICARE’s costs military health benefit program canDamage to Government Property,Inattentive Driving, Operating without term costs of military healthcare have more than doubled in 5 years be on a fiscally sound foundationLicense — Subject 1, operating a and save the benefits for future from $19 billion in FY 01 to $38 for the long term.Government Owned Vehicle, attempted service members. billion in FY 06, and analysts An approach will be toto back into parking spot, failed to Without this increase, there is project these costs to reach $64 reestablish the proportional levelobserve and struck a concrete curb. concern long-term costs may billion by 2015 – more than 12 of individual cost sharing of 1995.Damage to Subject 1’s vehicle eventually diminish the benefits percent of DoD’s anticipated This plan will have no impact onconsisted of a broken left rear mud flap. provided and impact the nation’s budget. It’s at 8 percent today.” active-duty members or over-65Subject 1 did not have a valid driver’s defense capability and national Costs have grown because of retiree beneficiary premiums.license. Subject 1 rendered a sworn security. The DoD provides truly expansion of benefits, increased The Army supports DoD’sstatement admitting to the offenses. outstanding health benefits for use by retiree beneficiaries, health efforts of informing Congress ofEstimated Cost of Damage is unknown. active-duty and reserve- inflation, and no change in the steps that are necessary toInvestigation continues by MPTAI. component members, retirees, and TRICARE premiums in the last sustain this great health benefit. It! Housebreaking of a Family Dwelling, their families under TRICARE, decade. Large numbers of under- is vitally important to ourDamage to Private Property — and plans to continue this service. 65 retirees are dropping employer- beneficiaries and to our nationalPerson(s) unknown gained entry to “TRICARE has improved sponsored healthcare plans and security.Victim 1’s residence, removed various steadily in recent years,” said Dr. relying on TRICARE. As a result,items of clothing and burned them on Send Letters to the Editor, guest William Winkenwerder Jr., DoD increasingly subsidizesan outside balcony. Estimated Cost of commentaries, story submissions Assistant Secretary of Defense for healthcare costs for many private-Damage is unknown. Investigation and other items for inclusion in The Health Affairs. “Independent sector companies and some statecontinues by MPI. Morning Calm Weekly to: surveys show TRICARE ranks as governments.Area 4 MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil.! Traffic Accident without Injury, one of the nation’s best health Total beneficiary cost shares have Deadline for submission is closeDamage to Government Property, plans,” he said. declined substantially. Beneficiaries of business the Friday prior to theFailure to Judge Proper Clearance — Unique benefits include a paid 27 percent of their service cost date the item is to be published.Subject 1, operating a GOV with Witness national network of more than in 1995 but only 12 percent in 2005, For information, call 738-3355.1 as a TC, attempted to back up and 220,000 physicians, all U.S. Winkenwerder said.struck a GOV, which was parked andunattended. Damage to the GOVconsisted of a scratch on the left rearpanel. Subject 1’s vehicle did notsustain any visible damages.Area 6! Traffic Accident without Injury,Damage to Personal Property, Hit andRun — Person unknown took Victim 1’sPrivately Owned Vehicle without theowner’s consent and struck the curb inthe intersection of Devils Run and AveG. Person(s) unknown then proceededto the parking lot adjacent to Bldg. 391,where an unknown individual exited thevehicle. Person(s) unknown then wentback to Bldg. 344, where the unknownindividual parked the vehicle anddeparted the area. Damages to vehicleconsisted of a destroyed front grill, bothleft front and rear rims were bent, a flatleft front tire, antifreeze leaking fromvehicle, and a damaged headlampassembly. 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. Neil Neeley does not constitute endorsement Staff Writer Roger Edwards President: Charles Chong Circulation: 12,500 by the U.S. Army or Oriental Commercial Advertising Press of the products or services Telephone: 738-5005 Area II Area IV advertised. SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Commander Col. Ron Stephens Commander Col. Donald J. 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    • The Morning Calm Weekly News March 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 3 Host Families SoughtHost families are needed for the GoodNeighbor English Camp 2006. The English camp is for Korean10th-grade students from thePyeongtaek, Daegu and Seoul areas.Our young Korean visitors will beimmersed in an English-speakingenvironment as they visit and interactwith Americans during the five-dayprogram held April 4-8. To volunteer as a host family,contact the USFK Public AffairsOffice at 723-4673/4661 or e-mail Capt.Yosup Shim (shimyo@korea.army.mil).Deadline for host family registrationis March 21. Youth Leadership ProgramYouth in grades 8-10 are invited toattend a Youth Leadership ProgramApril 9-14 at Yongsan Garrison. Theprogram will include discussion of SPC. DANIEL LOVEcharacter education development, Firefighters respond to an early-morning fire on Yongsan Garrison Thursday. The fire began just before 2 a.m. No fatalities were reported.technology, physical challenge andservice learning projects.Deadline for registration is March 23.For information, call the following Fire hits Yongsan Garrison Thursdaylocal contacts: U.S. Forces Korea Public Affairs Fire Department and the Area II other emergency serviceCamp Humphreys, 753-8284 YONGSAN GARRISON – A Provost Marshal Office received a personnel.Camp Walker, 764-7522 No fatalities were reported fire took place at the Directorate report that numerous buildings wereYongsan, 738-8122 of Public Works and 9th Korea on fire in the vicinity of Bldg. 1326, however there were three injuries. Service Corps compounds just inside Gate 22. Further information is not available School Expense Thursday around 1:55 a.m. The First responders included military at this time. An investigation into Limits SetThe maximum amounts payable for cause of the fire is unknown. and civilian fire departments, along the event continues and details willschool expenses (hak-bi-bocho) for The Area II Support Activity with the Korea National Police and be released as they are received.middle and high school dependentstudents for Korean Nationalemployees of USFK have been Korea ‘Can Do’ Seabees in Korea celebrate 64 years of ‘Can Do’ attitudeadjusted. For middle school students, By Navy Journalist First Class David McKee Construction Force. We receive tremendous cooperationthe maximum amounts payable for CNFK Public Affairsschool expenses for 2006 school terms from Naval Facilities Engineering Command and theare 1,350,000 won per year, and YONGSAN GARRISON — Seabees from around the deploying Seabee detachments to improve the2,930,000 won per year for high school peninsula gathered to celebrate the Seabee’s 64th Birthday expeditionary and contingency capability of U.S. Navalstudents. There are no quarterly March 4 at Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae. Forces Korea,” he added.limits on the amounts to be paid. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Four, Detachment Capt. Tom Cunningham, the senior Navy civil engineerAllowable educational expenses for Chinhae, along with support from the Public Works corps officer on the peninsula agreed with Martin and alsoeligible employees are authorized up Office, the galley and the Morale, Welfare and Recreation thanked the Seabees for their service.to a maximum of two students in Office hosted the free event. The Seabees also organized “The Seabees do great work around the world. Here inmiddle school, high school and sports in the gym, and provided their own disc jockey to Korea, the Seabees in Chinhae and Mujok are critical forundergraduate college IAW Chapter play the music. Korean contingency,” said Cunningham. “I really8 of USFK Regulation 690-1. Request “The barbecue was a big hit,” said Equipment Operator appreciate everything you do for our country.”for reimbursement of school expenses Second Class Lawrence Ziegler, who began by cooking As part of the traditional cake-cutting ceremony, thewill be submitted in March, June, hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch and then prepared rib oldest and the youngest enlisted Seabee present cut theSeptember and December. Questions eye steaks, shrimp and rotisserie chicken for dinner. cake. This year Chief Builder Chief Petty Officer (SCW)may be sent to the servicing Civilian The Seabees have been separated since the beginning of John Johnston, visiting from Combat Service SupportPersonnel Advisory Center. their deployment in 2005 working on different projects around Detachment One, shared the honor with 18-year-old the peninsula as well as taking part in Katrina relief Seabee Utilities ConstructionmanVoting Assistance Program efforts. “ Here in Korea, the Apprentice Josh Poirer. Experiencing Difficulties “CFAC regularly hosts an annual party for the Seabees in Chinhae and “All in all, we had anotherThe Federal Voting Assistance Program Seabee’s Birthday for half a dozen permanent Mujok are critical for Korean great Seabee Birthday, bringingis currently experiencing technical party Seabees and the rotating Seabee all Seabees on the peninsuladifficulties with the Voting Information Detachments,” said Detachment Officer in contingency.” together to celebrate andCenter and worldwide toll-free accessnumbers. UOCAVA citizens are Charge, Lt. j.g. Virginia A. Blocher. “This year Tom Capt. Tom Cunningham, remember all that Seabees haveencouraged to use the FVAP Web site, NMCB Four’s ‘Dets’ were deployed to Korea in CFAC civil engineer corps , CFAC done before us,” Blocher said.www.fvap.gov, or to contact the support of Navy and Marine construction The men and women ofprogram via e-mail at vote@fvap.ncr.gov projects, and were able to participate in the annual NMCB Four are a 600-person Seabee Battalion providingfor information and questions until festivities.” contingency construction to the U.S. Marine Corps andthese technical difficulties are resolved. The celebration was appropriate for the contributions other services, as well as disaster relief and humanitarianQuestions regarding the above may that the detachments have made in Pohang, Chinhae and assistance following Hurricane Katrina last year.also be referred to the Director, Federal throughout the world. “Seabees from the battalion deployed to Gulfport, (La.,)Voting Assistance Program, Department CFAC Commanding Officer, Cdr. Randy Martin, said, “the to support disaster recovery for Hurricane Katrinaof Defense, 1155 Defense Pentagon, Seabees built many of the buildings on Fleet Activities September through mid October,” said Blocher. “Whilevote@fvap.ncr.gov and on the World Chinhae, including all of the buildings in the command cluster. there, they assisted in disaster recovery efforts with theWide Web at www.fvap.gov. “A deployment to Chinhae provides an outstanding Task Force Katrina and repaired damaged homes and opportunity for skill development within the Naval removed debris.”
    • March 17, 20064 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm WeeklyHealthcare records go paperless18th Medical Command Public Affairs longer wait times for appointments.Special to The Morning Calm Weekly Fewer appointments will be available as YONGSAN GARRISON – Starting the staff train on the new system. Inin April, 18th Medical Command medical facilities that have already gone throughfacilities in the Republic of Korea will the implementation, the appointmentbegin a transition to the electronic health slowdown generally lastedrecord known as AHLTA. The approximately two months.transition, which begins at 121st General In the meantime, the 18th MEDCOMHospital, will be completed throughout will be utilizing a variety of methods toall of the 18th MEDCOM Troop Medical maximize available appointments. TheseClinics by July 2006. vary by clinic based upon staffing and This system is the second generation specialty. Among the methods utilized ADof the military’s automated healthcare will be staggering our staffs’ AHLTAsystem. AHLTA will feature electronic training, cutting back on the number ofhealth records that will be instantly wellness exams and routineavailable to healthcare providers with appointments for stable chronic healthaccess to the system. It is the future of issues, possibly, extended hours, andhealthcare across the Military Health relying more heavily on ourSystem. Memorandum of Understanding The most visible feature for health Hospitals to provide care as we buildcare beneficiaries is that records, besides back up to full schedules.being paperless, will be accessible from Based upon Army regulations andany military clinic or hospital. This DoD Health Affairs guidelines for accessincludes immunization records for to care, the medical treatment facilitieschildren, for example, making school will prioritize appointments by patientregistration a much easier process for beneficiary category. Space availablemany. Staffs at military treatment patients may experience a higher thanfacilities will be able to call up and print usual number of referrals to MOUout those records anywhere in the world, hospitals. More information aboutofficials said. access to appointments and space All military services are implementing available care will come through localthe system incrementally across their health clinics as each facility begins itsmilitary treatment facilities. Until the implementation program.system is fully in place however, patients After completion of the training andmust still hand carry their paper records full implementation of AHLTA, the desirewhen relocating. Within the Army for paperless medical records will beMedical Command, AHLTA realized and legible, easily accessibleimplementation is in its last stages, as a documentation will be available. Patientsmajority of the U.S. Army sites have can assist in this transition by schedulingalready converted. By year end of 2006, appointments now for chronic healthit will have been implemented issues and wellness type appointments,throughout all Army medical treatment like physical exams or PAP smears.facilities. Utilize the available appointments now One drawback is that during AHLTA versus waiting until mid-April throughimplementation, patients will experience July when appointments will be limited.Sigma from Page 1production, waiting time, transportation, According to U.S. Army Col. Kevinover-processing, inventory, motion and C. Hawkins, 8th U.S. Army, Assistantscrap. By eliminating waste, quality is Chief of Staff, Resource Managementimproved, production time is reduced, (G8), “The 8th U.S. Army has investedand cost is reduced. significant resources to jump-start Lean “Six Sigma” is a management Six Sigma here in Korea to meet thephilosophy that applies two methods: intention of the Secretary of the Army.DMAIC and DMADV. DMAIC is used It has the buy-in and full support fromto improve an existing business process the commanding general and otherby following five phases – define, senior leaders.”measure, analyze, improve and control. 8th U.S. Army is moving out smartlyDMADV is used to create new product with Lean Six Sigma. According todesigns or process designs and also Major Pak, Chief, Businessinvolves five phases – define, measure, Transformation, 8th U.S. Army,analyze, design and verify. Assistant Chief of Staff, G8, “The plan Combined, “Lean” and “Six Sigma” is to ramp up during FY06 by developingwill achieve more predictable, mature certified Subject Matter Experts thenand defect free performance. work towards achieving FY07 Six Sigma identifies key roles for savings.”successful implementation. One role will In fact, it has already begun. Overbe filled by contracted civilians who will 40 leaders, including six general officers,train unit personnel to become project participated March 6 and 7 in Lean Sixsponsors, green belts, black belts or Sigma executive overview sessions.master black belts in the coming year. March 8 to 10, black belt candidates andCombined, these roles facilitate the leaders will develop a charter thatapplication of Lean Six Sigma and outlines project selection (the priorities)improved business practices throughout and expectations. Black belt trainingan organization. begins March 27.
    • March 17, 2006 Page 5Bonifas Soldiers serve ‘in front of them all’By Pfc. Fay Jakymec “You have to know everything aboutEighth U.S. Army Public Affairs the history up here because you get CAMP BONIFAS -- At Camp asked a lot of questions about thingsBonifas, located 400 meters south of the that might not be on your brief. Theresouthern boundary of the demilitarized are about 40 pages of things that youzone, the Soldiers of the United Nations have to memorize,” said Dodson.Command Security Battalion live and While the facilities at Camp Bonifaswork in the shadow of one of the last might not be the ideal for many Soldiersheavily militarized areas in the world. — the Post Exchange at Camp Bonifas is These Soldiers provide security about half the size of a regularescorts for tour groups and dignitaries Shoppette — the living conditions suitgoing through the Joint Security Area, many of those assigned there.and also conduct security operations “I look at the being isolated thing aswithin the JSA. an easy way to save money for the Located inside the demilitarized zone, year,” said Hubbard. “The good thing isthe JSA is the location of the offices the morale stays high up here no matterwhere meetings are held between what disadvantages you see. Because ofmembers of the United Nations and the the tough selection process, everyoneKorean People’s Army. Also called up here wants to be here. You don’t hearPanmunjom or “Truce Village,” the JSA much carping or complaining aboutstraddles the Military Demarcation Line. LEE JUNG-WOO being up here.”The MDL separates North Korea from Sgt. Andrew Hubbard of the United Nations Security Battalion, answers questions inside Building The exceptional part of the JSASouth Korea and bisects the buildings T-2, one of the buildings on Conference Row. T-2 is the building where talks are held between the duties, besides the remote location, islocated on the line. UN Command and North Korea that on a daily basis the Soldiers there Assigned to the JSA are 230 U.S. servicemembers. Soldiers stationed at the M16A2 rifle and the M9 pistol. The face their enemy.Soldiers and 350 Republic of Korea the JSA are handpicked and have to go Soldiers serving at the JSA also have an Although an armistice was signed through a rigorous interview process. infantry Military Occupational Specialty. July 27, 1953, the armistice did not end “It weeds out the people that don’t However, the training does not stop the war; it merely called for a temporary want to be up here primarily and the once the Soldier arrives at the JSA. end to the fighting. Despite the people that you wouldn’t want to be up “We do a lot of ranges … every other armistice, there have been several here. It’s kind of nice being the cut week if not twice a month. It’s very incidents since then. above and everybody around you is rigorous to stay up here with the The most famous is the 1976 axe competent, so you’re secure in that and training. You have to maintain the murders, when members of the Korean you’re secure with everybody around standard, you have to maintain your People’s Army attacked an unarmed you so you’re completely comfortable if arms and you have to continually train,” United Nations Command detail that was anything happens,” said Sgt. Andrew said Sgt. John Dodson, UNCSB, security trimming a tree inside the JSA. Camp Hubbard, UNCSB, security escort. escort. Bonifas, which was called Camp Kitty Soldiers are required to go through In addition to their security duties of Hawk at the time, was renamed in 1986 inSgt. Andrew Hubbard begins a briefing at an interview process with the sergeant escorting tour groups into the JSA, their honor of Capt. Arthur Bonifas who wasCamp Bonifas before the tour group departs major and colonel of the battalion, and job is unique because they also givefor the Joint Security Area. are also required to qualify expert with lectures on the history of the area. See JSA Page 7 JSA,Area I Red Cross teaches live-saving skills RedBy Margaret Banish-Donaldson than expected. The baby started to have seizures.Area I Public Affairs His sister performed CPR and then took the baby CAMP RED CLOUD – Now that warm weather to the hospital. The doctor said had Shon nothas reached Korea, families will be playing with known how to do CPR on an infant Payton, nowtheir children and spending more time outdoors. 3 years old, would not be alive today.While spring and summer are times for fun, it is Kyle began the class by teaching the attendees toalso the time when the most accidents involving “check, call and care.”children can occur. ! Check the scene to make sure it is safe to enter Attendees at a Red Cross class at Camp Red so a person doesn’t get hurt.Cloud March 9 learned how cardiopulmonary ! Find out if anyone else is around to help and toresuscitation could save a child’s life. Registrants call 911 on post or 119 off post.were provided the knowledge and skills necessary to ! Tap, don’t shake, on the shoulder of the childprevent, to recognize and to provide basic care for and ask if he or she is OK.breathing and cardiac emergencies in children and MARGARET BANISH-DONALDSON “If an unconscious victim cannot respond, ainfants until advanced medical personnel arrive. Capt. Clifton Kyle, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, person can help them anyway on the grounds of The three-hour course consisted of lecture and Second Infantry Division, explains to Natalia Lyons how to give implied consent under the Good Samaritan Law,”practice on child mannequins and management of abdominal thrusts to a choking victim, played in this exercise Kyle said. “However, if the victim is conscious andforeign-body airway obstruction for children and by Minnie Richardson, at the Red Cross child and infant CPR can respond, a person needs to ask their permissioninfants. class March 9 . first to help them.” “As an individual, it is crucial to know how to and instructor for the class. “When performed The Good Samaritan Law, as it is known, is aperform CPR, a combination of rescue breathing correctly, CPR can save a child’s life by restoring legal principle that prevents a rescuer who has(mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) and chest breathing and circulation until advanced life support voluntarily helped a victim in distress from beingcompressions on a child in the event of an can be given by medical care providers.” successfully sued for “wrongdoing.” Its purpose isemergency,” said Capt. Clifton Kyle, Headquarters Kyle learned how to do CPR because his sister,and Headquarters Company, 2nd Infantry Division, Shon, had a premature baby 24 weeks earlier See CPR Page 7 CPR,
    • 6 March 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area I The Morning Calm Weekly Nutrition Month promotes healthy living Education Program By Margaret Banish-Donaldson Specialist Available Area I Division Public AffairsEducation Program Specialist Gloria CAMP CASEY – March is NationalPrince is available if anyone needs Nutrition Month and this year’s themeassistance regarding Alcohol and Drug “A Common Sense Approach” dealsAbuse Prevention Training or with good nutrition to help reduce theprofessional assistance. For risks of heart disease and stroke.information, call Prince at 730-4144. Colorful “shelf talkers” are sprouted Substance Abuse up on many commissary aisles to helpProgram Inspections shoppers make smart choices fromThe Army Center for Substance Abuse every food group to assist in healthyPrograms from Alexandria, Va., will be eating.inspecting Army Substance Abuse “A diet low in saturated fats helps toPrograms in Warrior Country the week reduce blood cholesterol levels,” saidof April 24. Brigade-level alcohol and Kenneth Cobb, health promotiondrug control officers will be contacted coordinator. “Large deposits ofto identify company-level units and cholesterol on the walls of the arteriesunit reps who will participate in the can clog and block them, which caninspection. cause a heart attack or stroke. Also, by MARGARET BANISH-DONALDSON maintaining a healthy diet a person can Jose Gonzalez, Camp Red Cloud commissary manager, sets up a display for March nutritional USFK Information reduce the risk of developing month showing customers how to make healthy choices when shopping at the commissary. Assurance Conference osteoporosis, diabetes, high blood canned and dried fruits and vegetables, “MyPyramid” (http://The annual U.S. Forces Korea pressure and some digestive disorders.” however, are comparable to that of fresh www.mypyramid.gov/) is a basic roadInformation Assurance Conference will A healthy diet includes fibrous food, — plus they offer the benefits of longer map to making healthier food choices.be held April 25-28 at the Osan Air Base a good source of calcium and foods low shelf life,” said Jose Gonzalez, Camp It is not a diet plan. It is a plan for healthyOfficer’s Club. For information, call 725- in sugar, salt and fat. By eating a range Red Cloud commissary manager. eating. MyPyramid is a visual illustration8213. of foods, the body can get all the “Furthermore, low-glycemic foods, of suggested healthy eating habits and Sgt. Audie Murphy Club nutrition it needs without the calories and such as carrots and apples, are absorbed physical activity.Anyone interested in becoming a fat. more slowly, making a person feel full Unlike the older model, food groupsmember of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club Fruits and vegetables contain a lot of longer and reducing cravings, which are arranged in vertical bands instead ofor any current member looking for water and fiber that can quickly fill a help with weight loss,” Cobb said. “And, horizontal ones. Band width indicatesactivities to get involved in with the person up. Better yet, they are low in for those people trying to lose weight I portion size. The wider the band, theclub, is encouraged to call Master Sgt. calories and high in fiber, vitamins and recommend eating fish because it is a more food from that group a person canChris Patterson at 732-7999. minerals. Cobb suggests super-sizing lean, low-calorie meat and has a great eat. these foods much like you would fast source of protein. It contains a type of “It’s not that hard,” Gonzalez said, CID Reward food. Rather than cutting back, eat more fat called omega-3; the healthy fat that “to figure out what is healthy to eat. TheThe Criminal Investigation Division is fruits and vegetables like broccoli, green scientists say raises the good HDL hardest part is making up one’s mind,offering a $250 reward for information beans, leafy greens, zucchini, cholesterol and lowers the bad understanding that this is something thatleading to the apprehension and cauliflower, cabbage, carrots and triglycerides.” I am going to do for the rest of my life.”conviction of person(s) responsible for tomatoes. In addition, the U.S. Department ofthe larceny of two Dell Laptop “The nutritional value of frozen, Agriculture’s latest food guide, E-mail banishm@korea.army.milComputers Model D600 and D610(serial numbers HZC4761 andGZH5L81, respectively) from Building Annual national prayer breakfast held at Camp CaseyS-280 on Camp Red Cloud between Jan. By Margaret Banish-Donaldson and found his suitcase was packed. His mother said he and28-31. All information will remain Area I Division Public Affairs his brother and sister were going away because of the war.confidential. For information,call CIDat 732-7053. CAMP CASEY – About 200 2nd Infantry Division and After arriving in Busan, Kim asked his brother when they Area I Soldiers gathered March 8 at Camp Casey Warrior’s would return home. He said when the war is over. The war TRICARE Briefings Club to nourish their spirits and bodies with a prayer never ended.Learn about medical benefits and breakfast. “When I turned 15 I wanted to go to high school inservices available in Area I from a trained Soldiers listened to keynote speaker Dr. Kim Sang-bok, Seoul,” Kim said. “My brother told me we don’t have theTRICARE representative the first theologian and pastor, talk about rejoicing and being thankful money. I took my backpack and went on the train to Seoul.Tuesday of each month from 10 – 11 a.m. in prayer. He explained he was born and raised in North When I got off the train I started to walk and walk, and prayat the Camp Casey Theater or 1 – 2 p.m. Korea until the age of 11. He said there were 3,000 churches and pray.”Camp Red Cloud, Bldg. S-7. E-mail in North Korea during that time. Now, there are none. Finally, Kim came across a two-story building andyong.lee@amedd.army.mil or call 736- Kim said he has witnessed “miracles” made possible by the knocked on the door. Two college professors lived there. He8070 for information. power of prayer. He recalled when he was 10 years old and told them how he wanted to take the test to go to school in came home and heard people crying, weeping and shouting in Seoul, but didn’t have any place to stay. The men allowed St. Patrick’s Day Special their house. A neighbor said your five-year-old brother was him to stay there so he could take the high school test.Camp Red Cloud Mitchell’s Club is dead. He was just laying there. After scoring very high on the test, Kim went to see theoffering a corn beef and cabbage dinnerspecial for $9.95 from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Kim said he fell on top of him. He cried and asked God, principal at the school. He told him he didn’t have any money,Door prizes will be awarded for wearing “how he could take my younger brother away?” He prayed but wanted to go to school there. Once again prayergreen. and prayed over him and finally heard him breath and saw worked, Kim said. He was allowed to go to school. him open his eyes. Later on in life, when Kim wanted to go to the United Women’s History Month “I ran away,” Kim said. “What did I do? I didn’t know States without money to work on his doctorate, he prayed Round Table what had happened that day, but I did learn about the power and once more his prayers were answered.A Women’s History Month round table of God in prayer.” However, Kim didn’t see his family again until 36 yearswill be held 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. March Kim then recalled how one day it was raining so hard and later. By that time his father had died, but his mother and23, at Camp Casey Primo’s Gateway. they had to go to church. He and his sister prayed, and the other brothers and sisters were still living in North Korea.This year’s theme is “Women: Builders rained stopped. Since that time Kim has seen them six times. The last time,of Communities and Dreams.” The “I feel that my prayers were answered because I believe in though, he was not allowed to see his one sister. He was onlyevent will showcase prominent women prayer,” Kim said. “I pray. I pray for strength, I pray for a few steps away from the apartment building where shethat are the driving force in the guidance, I pray for forgiveness. And I pray to offer my lived, but the North Koreans said no.communities of Uijeongbu and CRC thanks for a kind and generous almighty God.” “I was thankful for the times I have seen them,” Kim said.enclave. A year later when Kim was 11 years old, he went home “I was rejoiced and thankful. My prayers were answered.”
    • Area IThe Morning Calm Weekly March 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 7Army changes Tattoo policy JSA from Page 5 killed during the incident. The most recent skirmish occurred inBy J.D. Leipold have tattoos. regarding tattoos, he or she should 1984 when a Soviet citizen on a NorthArmy News Service As a result of tattoo attitude seek the advice of the local Korean tour to the JSA defected to the WASHINGTON – The Army has changes, Army Regulation 670-1, commander through the chain of South Korean side. One member of therevised its policy on tattoos in an chapter 1-8E (1) has been modified command,” added Minitrez. UNC was killed in the ensuingeffort to bolster recruitment of highly- via an ALARACT 017/2006 message. Should a Soldier not seek advice firefight, which lasted roughly 20qualified individuals who might Additionally, paragraph 1-8B (1) (A) and have tattoos applied that aren’t in minutes.otherwise have been excluded from was revised to state: “Tattoos that are keeping with AR-670, the command With these incidents freshly in mind, it can sometimes be disconcerting forjoining. not extremist, indecent, sexist or racist will counsel the Soldier on medical the Soldiers who stand face to face Tattoos are now permitted on the are allowed on the hands and neck. options, but may not order the Soldier with their enemy.hands and back of the neck if they Initial entry determinations will be to have the tattoos removed. “I remember when I first got here, it’s aare not “extremist, indecent, sexist made according to current guidance.” However, if a Soldier opts not to take surreal feeling the first time you go upor racist.” Army Regulation 670-1, The Army has never allowed the medical option at Army expense, to the JSA and you see the (Koreanwhich was modified via a message indecent tattoos on any part of the the Soldier may be discharged from People’s Army). After that, no onereleased Jan. 25, also now specifies: body, G1 officials pointed out. service. really gets complacent, but you’re able“Any tattoo or brand anywhere on The new policy allows recruits and The U.S. Coast Guard has a to kind of tune out the fact that you’rethe head or face is prohibited except all Soldiers to sport tattoos on the limitation on the size of a tattoo in there and once you get used to thatfor permanent make-up.” neck behind an imaginary line straight percentages of a given area that will fact, then you’re able to tune in to For women, allowable make-up down and back of the jawbone, not exceed 25 percent of the space more minute things that are going onw o u l d b e p e r m a n e n t e y e - l i n e r, provided the tattoos don’t violate good between wrist and elbow, knee and and pay attention to more subtleeyebrows and makeup applied to fill taste. ankle, but it does not allow tattoos on things that might be going on with thein lips, officials said. They said “The only tattoos acceptable on the the hands or neck. KPA,” said Hubbard.p e r m a n e n t m a k e - u p s h o u l d b e neck are those on the back of the The Army’s new policy, however, While there have not been anyconservative and complement the neck,” said Hank Minitrez, Army G-1 does not mean Soldiers should rush confrontations since 1984, theuniform and H u m a n out and have the backs of their necks possibility is always there.complexion in “As long as tattoos do not distract R e s o u r c e s or their hands entirely covered in As Dodson points out, “Korea is theboth style and decorative art, Minitrez said. third ‘hot spot’ in the entire world. You from good military order and P o l i c y have Iraq, Afghanistan and Korea. Wecolor and will discipline and are not extremist, s p o k e s m a n . “The Army does not have a are the first line of defense in thenot be trendy. percentage policy for tattoos,” racist, sexist or indecent they’re “The ‘back’ of Republic of Korea.” The change the neck is Minitrez said. “As long as tattoos do permitted.” This unique situation requires thewas made defined as not distract from good military order Soldiers to walk a fine line, as theirbecause Army being just and discipline and are not extremist, actions could have significantofficials realized the number of under the ear lobe and across the back racist, sexist or indecent they’re repercussions.potential recruits bearing skin art of the head. Throat tattoos on that permitted.” “I think the Soldiers realize that we arehad grown enormously over the portion of the neck considered the If a Soldier’s current command has part of something bigger thanyears. front, (the ear lobe forward) are no issue with his/her tattoos, the ourselves. In our small battalion we About 30 percent of Americans prohibited.” Soldier should have personnel files so can have an impact in Northeast Asiabetween the ages of 25 and 34 have Soldiers who are considering notated that the Soldier is in line with and an even bigger impact if we dotattoos, according to a Scripps Howard putting tattoos on their hands and AR-670, officials said. Though not something wrong,” said Lt. Col. PaulNews Service and Ohio University necks, should consider asking their mandatory, having the notation Snyder, UNCSB commander.survey. chain of command prior to being entered serves as back-up As a first line defense against possible For those under age 25, the number inked. documentation at a follow-on aggression from North Korea, theis about 28 percent. In all, the post- “While the Army places trust in the command which might feel the Soldiers of the UNCSB are definitelybaby-boom generations are more than integrity of its Soldiers and leaders, if Soldier’s tattoos don’t meet Army “in front of them all.”three times as likely as boomers to a Soldier has a questionable case regulations. E-mail banishm@korea.army.milCPR from Page 5to keep people from being so reluctant to help a child loses consciousness or may be obstructed by help circulate blood and to maintain blood flow tostranger in need for fear of legal repercussions if food or some other foreign object. major organs. Chest compressions should bethe person offering aid makes some mistake in Participants learned how to open the airway and coordinated with rescue breathing. Participantstreatment. to position the child so the airway is ready for performed chest compressions in the infants and Next, Kyle explained to the students the ABCs rescue breathing. If a person believes an infant or children and how to coordinate the compressionsof CPR: child has choked and the airway is blocked, with rescue breathing.A is for airway participants learned what to do to clear the airway. After receiving instruction, everyone took turns The victim’s airway must be open for breathing B is for breathing practicing CPR techniques on child and infantto be restored. The airway may be blocked when a Rescue breathing is begun when a person isn’t mannequins to show what they learned before breathing. A person performing rescue breathing is receiving their certificates. essentially breathing for the victim by forcing air “I learned the basic procedures for infant and into his or her lungs. This procedure includes child CPR, but written instructions cannot take the breathing into the victim’s mouth at correct place of proper training and practice,” said Natalia intervals and checking for Lyons. “Even signs of life. “... CPR can save a child’s life by restoring though I don’t Participants practiced breathing and circulation until advanced life have any children correct techniques and of my own, I procedures to give mouth- support can be given by medical care providers.” work with children to-mouth resuscitation to every day at the infants and children. Pear Blossom C is for circulation Capt. Clifton Kyle, Cottage. I thought CPR instructor Sometimes, rescue I could use this breathing alone is enough to keep a child alive until course in case of an emergency. I’m help arrives. However, if a person properly glad it was offered here at CRC.”Brandon Song, kneels down and places a breathing barrier on administers rescue breathing, but still sees no other Additional courses are available by contacting thea child mannequin before he begins the mouth-to-mouth signs of life, chest compressions are needed to start Red Cross office at CRC or Camp Casey.resuscitation at the Red Cross child and infant CPR class March circulation.9 at Camp Red Cloud. This procedure involves pushing on the chest to E-mail banishm@korea.army.mil
    • March 17, 2006 Page 9Motorcycle club invites new membersClub promotes trips around KoreaArea II Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Every Saturdaymorning throughout the year, 25-30 enthusiastic YongsanMotorcycle Club members gather outside the TownHouse Food Court and prepare to go on motorcyclerides throughout Seoul and other areas in Korea. The club has more than 60 active members. Thebikers are servicemembers, retired military, civilians,contractors, family members, Koreans and foreigners. “We have lots of fun as we explore new routes andexperience the fascinating scenery of the Koreancountryside,” said Jerry Casey, YMC vice president.“YMC members have many years of safe ridingexperience in Korea and offer camaraderie, motorcyclementorship, safety and long-lasting memories fromvarious rides throughout Korea.” Casey said interested people should come and jointhem and “have fun riding safely and responsibly in largeand small groups.” The YMC has been around since the early 1980s. Theclub operates in Area II as a private organization. Clubmembership is free. The organization is open to motorcycleowners with a 450cc engine or larger, regardless of make COURTESY PHOTOor model. “This is required to ride safely in a group riding,” Yongsan Motorcycle Club members leave Seoul for a weekend ride.Casey said. “YMC promotes safe and responsible the Area II Auto-Bike Show, Combined Forces Command The club offers a new motorcycle mentorshipmotorcycle riding.” Organization Day and the Veterans Day Ride. program, where less-experienced and seasoned riders The club also organizes day and overnight group rides The group also sponsors a local orphanage and work together in a supportive environment of responsiblethroughout Korea. motorcycle shop. The members are active participants motorcycle riding and enjoyment. “We take pride in supporting numerous other in the Korean Association of Retired Persons and the All members must have a Motorcycle Safetycommunity projects throughout the year on and off the “HI-Seoul” City Festival. Foundation Rider-Course completion card, a USFKinstallations,” said Don Clarke, YMC president. The YMC works closely with the Area II Safety Office driver’s license with motorcycle endorsement and maintain Besides supporting Korean businesses and other U.S. and participates in the Area II traffic safety program by insurance, as required by Korean and U.S. law.and Korean bike clubs, the YMC supports community being a conduit for positive education, mentorship, publicity,events like the Fourth of July and Columbus Day parades, and awareness for the riding community, Clarke said. See Motorcycle Page 12 Motorcycle, children Korean children Army Family Team Building holds open house K-16 visit K-16 Air Base By Sgt. Seo Ki-chul program,” Mills said. “All of the AFTB and how it works. This is a good way for By Staff Sgt. Nathan Meeks Area II Public Affairs programs are taught by volunteer them to learn a lot about the military 595th Maintenance Company YONGSAN GARRISON — Yongsan instructors trained and certified through the community and find out how volunteering K-16 AIR BASE — Soldiers and Army Family Team Building threw an open AFTB program. They set up classes, teach helps.” family members of the 595th house March 3 to help build program modules, conduct briefings and teach others Davis said being a volunteer could be a Maintenance Company “Ruffnecks” awareness. to become instructors.” stepping stone to a better future. hosted 35 Korean teenagers and Nearly 30 program supporters visited In AFTB, there are three basic levels to “As a volunteer, you can get in certain teachers from the Seongnam Yongsan’s Army Community Service for help Army family members be self-sufficient things better and have better credentials to Children’s Club Feb. 24 at K-16 Air cake and refreshments, and to help spread leaders within their communities. build a better life,” Davis said. Base. the AFTB message. !Level I classes focus on basic skills and Mary Ward, an AFTB master trainer, said The 595th Maint. Co. Good “I’ve only been here a few weeks, so I knowledge needed to live the military life. classes are open to the public. Neighbor Program coordinated the wanted to have this opportunity to inform !Level II courses allow people to grow “If you got this training in the business event to increase good relations the public about all these great programs,” into community leaders. world, it would cost you hundreds of dollars between the U.S. military and the said AFTB Coordinator Reta Mills. !Level III classes inspire and mentor per class,” Ward said. “We teach these surrounding community. The program is a volunteer-led beginning leaders. classes for free.” “The children were a little shy at organization that provides training and “Our ultimate goal is to make people take Ward said she wants to give family first, but later they opened up and we knowledge to spouses, family members and all three levels and become an instructor in members the skills and knowledge they connected very well,” said Pfc. civilians by offering classes about military our program,” Mills said. “That allows people need to take care of themselves. Shandi Porter, who volunteered to customs, terms, acronyms, leadership, time to teach and empower one another with “We teach them how to be self-reliant conduct the tour. management and financial management skills. leadership skills learned through AFTB without having to constantly call on their The group arrived at 11 a.m. and “It offers courses for people interested courses.” Soldier to take care of things for them,” paired off with Soldier volunteers for in learning more about the military lifestyle,” Many participants said they would like she said. a K-16 tour. The group visited the said Mills. “This is an excellent opportunity more family members to learn the skills and Anyone interested in the program may 595th Maint. Co., the gymnasium, to increase public awareness of our staff knowledge needed to live a military lifestyle. visit the AFTB office 8 a.m. 5 p.m. at room Community Activities Center and and our programs.” “I think it’s a pretty good program,” said 221 in the ACS building. For information, barracks. The role of volunteers is crucial in Sgt. Keri Davis, United Nations Command call 738-3617. managing the program. Honor Guard. “A lot of family members See Visit Page 12 Visit, “Volunteers are the backbone of theAFTB don’t know what’s going on in the military E-mail kichul.seo@korea.army.mil
    • 10 March 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/area2 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Dr. birthday School celebrates Dr. Seuss birthday Local Cadet Makes List By Sgt. Christopher SelmekThe U.S. Military Academy named Cadet Area II Public AffairsTiffany Davis, daughter of Steven andYong Davis, to the Dean’s List for the fall YONGSAN GARRISON — “In Area II the kids were blue;semester covering August through there wasn’t much for them to do. But Vicki Vitallo spoke afterDecember. Davis graduated from Seoul a swallow, swore she would lead and not follow: ‘There’s noAmerican High School in 2002. She plans excuse for this abuse. We’ve got to read some Dr. Seuss!’”to graduate from West Point in 2007 and The National Education Association celebrates “Read Acrossbe commissioned a second lieutenant in America” every year to expose kids to the joy of reading.the U.S. Army. Vicki Vitallo, of course, is the librarian who coordinated much ACU Sewing Service of the Seoul American Elementary School March 2 celebration.Beginning April 3, enlisted Soldiers can “It’s always important, because if you show kids that readingtake their new Army Combat Uniform to can be fun, then they’ll read more,” Vitallo said. “Reading is thethe Area II Sewing Center for embroidery foundation of all learning.”of name and U.S. Army tape with Velcro Dr. Seuss, the much beloved children’s author, celebratedonly. Unit supply forms must be his 102nd birthday throughout SAES by getting children andpresented for the free service. The sewingcenter is in Building 5275. For adults involved in fun activities in honor of the famous writer.information, call 723-7921. Theodor Geisel, known to the world as Dr. Seuss, wrote and illustrated 44 children’s books including “The Cat in the ‘Harvey’ comes to Hat” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” His books were Yongsan translated into 15 languages and have sold over 200 millionThe comedy play “Harvey” will be staged copies worldwide. Geisel died in 1991.7:30 p.m. Thursday-March 25 and 2 p.m. “When Dr. Seuss started writing children’s books in 1938,March 26 at the Moyer Music Theatre. he was inspired by the rhythm of cruise ships moving throughThe Pulitzer Prize-winning play is abouta mild-mannered man who just happens the water,” Vitallo said. “One of his most famous books, “Green(he says) to have an invisible friend Eggs and Ham,” is the result of a bet that he couldn’t write a SGT. CHRISTOPHER SELMEKresembling a 6-foot rabbit. For book using less than 50 words. There are only 49 different District Superintendent Charlie Toth reads to children in Chenna Culver’sinformation, call 723-5721. words in that book.” second-grade class as part of Dr. Seuss’ March 2 birthday celebration. Vitallo dressed up in a full-body Cat-in-the-Hat suit, complete they were too complicated for beginning learners,” said second- Family Walk and Run with bow tie and painted whiskers. She said her favorite Dr. grade teacher Chenna Culver. “Back then, all they had wereSupport the Family 5-kilometer “Walk and Seuss book is “Happy Birthday to You” because it is one of the “Dick and Jane” books that didn’t really capture the children’sRun” April 1 at Collier Field House inrecognition of Child Abuse Prevention first books she ever read. interest. Of course, now Dr. Seuss is one of the greatestMonth and Month of the Military Child. Dr. Seuss is so popular that his books are a cornerstone of children’s authors of all time.”Register between 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. The primary education even today.event starts at 9:30 a.m. The first 150 kids “To think, at first no one liked his books because they thought See Birthday Page 12 Birthday,will receive a free “Proud to be a Military Students simulate United Nations at forumKid” water bottle and the first 300participants will receive free T-shirts. Forinformation, call 738-8861. By Pfc. Lee Yang-won conference director. “It’s an opportunity “You feel a lot of anticipation during Family Readiness Group Area II Public Affairs unlike any other opportunity a high school the conference,” said Jason Baek,An FRG briefing will be held 10:30 YONGSAN GARRISON — student could experience.” “Bangladesh’s” delegate from Pusana.m.Thursday at the Eighth U.S. Army Thirteen Pacific region high schools sent Topics included Internet governance, American School. “As you get used toVan Fleet Room for Area I, II and III FRGleaders, volunteers, liaisons and unit delegations to participate in a Far East the future of Iraq, refugee status, the atmosphere, you gain confidence andcadre leadership. For information, call 738- Model United Nations Conference March sanctions against North Korea, poverty feel comfortable.”7505. 5-6 at the Dragon Hill Lodge. eradication and health care. This was Anderson’s third year The forum gave students an opportunity Students sat on four different councils: participating in the conference, but her Upcoming MWR Events to act as delegates and diplomats. security, economic, social and legal. Each first as a host secretariat.!Seoul City Tour, 7 p.m. Saturday, Moyer Seoul American High School hosted the student endeavored to reach a resolution “The past few months were reallyCommunity Service Center annual event that included as many as 10 for the topic, as would real members of hectic,” Anderson said. “We had to contact!Radio Control Street & Dirt Track Rally,Saturday and Sunday, K-16 Arts & Crafts delegates each from Department of the United Nations. schools to make sure their delegates turnCenter Defense Dependent Schools in Korea, “Delegates have to say what their in their position paper prior to the!Incheon Tour, 10 a.m. March 25, Moyer Japan and Guam. country would do,” said Jennifer conference, we had to set up our own pressCSC “Kids get to explore the possibilities of Anderson, Model United Nations corps and we had to coordinate DragonFor information, call 738-5254. going into the foreign-service regarding Secretariat. “They need a general Hill Lodge conference rooms.” diplomatic and military duties,” said Brandi background of all the other countries Guest Speaker Col. Kevin Madden, JROTC Scholarships Johansen, Model United Nations stances as well as their own.” United Nations Command MilitarySeoul American High School JuniorReserve Officer Training Corps cadets Armistice Commission, said themay win one of five $1,000 scholarships conference would be a great head startoffered by the Yongsan Sergeants Major for students who will pursue internationalAssociation by writing a 300- to 400-word relations, government and politicalessay. This year’s theme is “Why I want science.to be a Military Leader.” JROTC students “It is a great opportunity for young kidsmust be seniors to apply. For information, to achieve immediate understanding to docall 738-4138. international negotiations and crises Korea Telecom Upgrade management,” Madden said.Korea Telecom is upgrading Internet He encouraged students to understandservice on Yongsan Garrison to provide that each country has a different perspectivefaster connections. KT will be contacting and their own legacy.customers to replace modems in quarters. “Understanding multiple agendas isCustomers may also call (02) 3785-0491. going to be complex and very bureaucratic, but essential,” Madden said. Ash Wednesday ServicesStations of the Cross will be “If you stick with them and work hardconducted at Memorial Chapel 5 p.m. with them, you’re going to bring your ideaFridays through April 7. For to fruition.”information, call 738-3011. PFC. LEE YANG-WON Students act as delegates in a “United Nations Security Council” at the Dragon Hill Lodge E-mail yangwon.lee@korea.army.mil
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area II March 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/area2 11Kindergartners celebrate 100 days Area II announces YouthFirst formal education days Summer Hire Program Area II Public Affairsmake life-long impression YONGSAN GARRISON —By Sgt. Christopher Selmek The Area II Civilian PersonnelArea II Public Affairs Advisory Center has announced YONGSAN GARRISON — session dates for the 2006 YouthSeoul American Elementary School Summer Hire Program.kindergartners celebrated their The program introduces eligible100th day of school March 3 by Area II family members to federalcozying up to the number 100 in employment and also provideseverything they did. commanders and managers with Teachers found creative ways to additional resources duringfit the number 100 into lesson plans. traditional staff shortage periodsOne hundred tablespoon during summer months.measurements allowed them to Participating college or highpractice their science skills, while school students must be militaryone hundred numbers and letters or civilian family members livingshowed how far they had come in in Area II and be eligible for Statuslearning to read and write. of Forces Agreement support. “This is their first 100 days of school They must also have a valid Socialever,” said Celeste Wilkerson, SGT. CHRISTOPHER SELMEK Security number.kindergarten teacher. “They’ve worked Julian Ruiz stands at the front of a line of kindergartners celebrating their 100th day of school The session for college studentshard to get to this point and come a long March 3 at Seoul American Elementary School. is May 15-Aug. 18. High schoolway. They deserve to have a good activity. Students took a field trip important part, where you learn what students may apply for a June 26time.” Monday and celebrated Dr. Seuss’ it’s like to be at school, to make - July 21 or July 24 - Aug. 18 The students’ projects were fun, but birthday Thursday. friends and start the process of session. Students may work oneeach had an educational background. “They’ve been looking forward to learning,” said Ruth Ann Emery. session only. “We’re staying within our this for a long time,” said Joanie “Everything you need to learn, you The registration deadline is AprilDepartment of Defense Education Rasmussen. “Every day since their learn in kindergarten,” 20. Applications will be acceptedActivity standards for every activity we very first day of school, we’ve been Many of the students felt the same. from eligible U.S. citizen and non-did today,” Wilkerson said. “Alphabet, counting down the numbers till today. “On the first day we couldn’t do U.S. citizen family members ofnumbers, tablespoons and even hula Now they feel like they’ve reached a anything,” said kindergartner Jordan Department of Defense sponsors,hoops for physical education are all milestone, and they’re right.” Rush. “Now we can go outside and including homeschool studentsareas we try to focus on throughout the Many of the teachers were amazed have fun.” certified by the Department ofyear.” what a difference 100 days can make. The whole week was filled with “Those first 100 days are the most E-mail christopher.m.selmek@us.army.mil See Summer Page 12 Summer,
    • 12 March 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/area2 Area II The Morning Calm WeeklyVisit from Page 9 One English teacher, Lee Che-ang, got definitely got a better look at K-16 and thethe opportunity to climb into a Heavy Soldiers that work there.”Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck and to Several students performed a Koreanstart the engine. drum demonstration at the gymnasium. After a pizza party at the K-16 CAC, The crowd applauded loudly andthe group played basketball, tennis, pool demanded an encore following Chun Sang-or X-box games. woo’s singing “Country Scenery,” a “I really enjoyed arranging these traditional Korean folk song.programs with the Korean children so that “The Soldiers saw off the students andthey can see the other side of the U.S. teachers and everyone took lots of picturesmilitary instead of just what they hear in to remember the day by,” said Lee.the news,” said Cindy Ventrees, USO “Everyone was extremely happy to comecommunity relations assistant. “Everyone together and share cultures andenjoyed the time spent and the children experiences.”Motorcycle from Page 9 “ We ’ r e i n s u p p o r t o f t h e Steuerwald, the YMC road captain,command emphasis on safety and has plans for more than 50 scheduledfostering Korean and American rides with five weekend rallies and 10relations,” said Sam Berry, YMC overnight trips ranging from Busan tosafety and maintenance officer. the Demilitarized Zone, as well as both“This is our way, as the Yongsan coastal areas.Motorcycle Club meets and rides Over the Presidents Day weekend,with local Korean clubs and shares more than 25 YMC members rode toU.S. riding experiences.” the Vivaldi Ski Resort and spent the Berry said members also learn about night skiing, snowboarding andKorean riding experiences and specific enjoying the friendship of clubsafety concerns while riding in Korea. members.He added that the club makes riding Steuerwald said they will continue toin Korea a more safe and enjoyable work closely with other U.S. and Koreanexperience for all motorcyclists. clubs to ensure 2006 will be the safest In 2005, YMC coordinated year yet.numerous combined U.S. and Korean Starting in March, YMC will holdmotorcycle rides with the sponsorship meetings the first and third Wednesdayof a Seoul motorcycle shop. of each month at different Yongsan The club brings together U.S. and locations.Korean motorcyclists from across the Some March events include a ridepeninsula for joint rides, rallies and to Osan Air Base, a parts swap and aevents. YMC membership drive March 18 at The group sponsored one of the the Town House Food Court.largest U.S. and Korean rallies with For information online, visit http:/over 250 bikes and 400 participants /www.roaddragons.com, or e-mailin September 2005. For 2006, Scott ymc_roaddragons@yahoo.com.Birthday from Page 10 All classes invited adult readers into the reading with their eyes shut.classrooms throughout the day to read “Dr. Seuss was a wonderful author,”their favorite stories to crowds of eager said Celeste Wilkerson, kindergartenchildren. District Superintendent Charlie teacher. “Were trying to incorporate allToth read “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew the learning areas into our games, likeCubbins,” saying he enjoyed reading at making green eggs and ham that involvesthe elementary school any time he had a little science.”the opportunity. Vitallo said it was even simpler than In the kindergarten building, students that. “It’s just a celebration of reading,”read books such as “Bartholomew and she said. “It gets kids interested, and it’sthe Oobleck” and “I Can Read With My fun.”Eyes Shut” before doing other things,such as making their own “oobleck” and E-mail christopher.m.selmek@us.army.milSummer from Page 11Defense Dependent Schools. A detailed job announcement, Applications are available at the application forms and otherSeoul American High School, the information are available at the AreaArmy Community Service II CPAC Web site at http://Employment Readiness office and the 8tharmy.korea.army.mil/G1/Cpd/Area II CPAC. Area2Cpac/default.htm. ex Web Area II on the WebWeb story This week read an e xclusive Web stor y about: ! K-16 Soldiers have paintball blast ! Seoul American Middle Schools holds drama festival http://area2.korea.army.mil V isit http://area2.korea.army.mil
    • The Morning Calm Weekly March 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 13Korea units, personnel dominate Army Outreach awardsArmy News Service for the institute. Korean school children. He also coordinated WASHINGTON – Entries from Korea Three categories with local television media to tell the Armycaptured five of the 11 Army Outreach Awards The Outreach Awards recognize the best of story to more than 500,000 Korean citizens.for Excellence presented March 6-7 in Vienna, the Army’s worldwide public outreach 3rd Place –Capt. Sungjean P. Kim, chaplain,Va. initiatives in three categories: individual 307th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, The top individual award, however, went to accomplishment (series of efforts), ongoing fashioned a highly publicized andthe public affairs officer at Hunter Army programs and special events. comprehensive program between the battalionAirfield, Ga.; and the Special Award of The judging panel received 25 entries from and the Samseong Won Orphanage whichExcellence went to the Army Environmental major Army commands, the Installation became a shining example of how well SoldiersPolicy Institute, in Arlington, Va. Management Agency, field operating agencies and children can enjoy each others company. Secretary of the Army Francis J. Harvey and from direct reporting units. He was represented by a Capt. Marilissepresented both of these awards March 7 after Army Chief of Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Gonzalez at the ceremony.presenting the Army Journalist of the Year Vincent Brooks presented the following awards Ongoing Programs Categoryawards at the Army Worldwide Public Affairs to U.S. Forces Korea representatives March 6: 1st Place – “Team 19 Community RelationsSymposium. Individual Category Winners Program,” 19th Sustainment Command Award of Distinction 1st Place – 1st Lt. Chang Suk Won of the (Expeditionary), Eighth U.S. Army, ROK was Steven M. Hart of Hunter Army Airfield, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team; 2nd Infantry selected for being the most comprehensive andwas selected for the Chief of Public Affairs Division, Eighth U.S. Army, spearheaded two integrated community outreach program andAward of Distinction for his understanding of triumphs – the Dongducheon “Second to fosters positive relations which have resultedthe mission of Soldiers and civilians in None” foreign language school and the in increased support between the local Koreansupporting the Global War on Terrorism. He division’s “Angel Run.” Through his programs community and the Army.organized 118 community relations events and his unit’s closeness to the demilitarized Special Events Categorythrough 2005 and was responsible for the Fort zone Change reinforced the urgency of 1st Place – “Community Leader Updates: JuneStewart/Hunter Army Airfield community fostering positive community ties and in 14-15, 2005,” Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Air Field,updates. helping tremendously to sustain the ROK-U.S. Ga., was a new community relations approach in Special Award of Excellence alliance. which base officials wanted to improve “Army Public Involvement Toolbox,” Army 2nd Place –No Won Hyon, Community understanding by community leaders of the Army’sEnvironmental Policy Institute, was awarded Relations Office, 19th Theater Support mission and how much the Army appreciates thefor its partnering and communication, both Command, Camp Henry, tirelessly ensured support of its neighbors.within the Army and externally to the public. Soldiers experienced a continuous stream of 2nd Place – “Watchpup Olympics,” 8thThe toolbox program provides Army personnel tours, cultural activities and community Military Police Brigade, HQ, Eighth U.S. Army,with tools and methods necessary for creating events. Of the many activities he orchestrated was the culmination of a long-standingand harboring an open relationship between throughout 2005, the two which stood out was relationship between command Soldiers andSoldiers, civilians, families, neighbors and the program he created to provide English the Sung Ro Won Orphanage which proved tocommunities. Karen Baker accepted the award language instruction to less than fortunate be the experience of a lifetime.
    • March 17, 200614 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly March 17-23 Hostel R Hostel R Running Scared Running Scared Hoodwinked Casanova R Casanova R R R PG Freedomland R Freedomland R Freedomland R Casanova R No Show No Show No Show Running Scared Running Scared Running Scared The Last The Last Hostel R Hostel R R R R Holiday PG-13 Holiday PG-13 Freedomland R King Kong Fun With Dick No Show No Show No Show No Show PG-13 & Jane PG-13 Casanova R Running Scared Casanova R Hoodwinked Running Scared Hostel R Hostel R R PG R 16 Blocks 16 Blocks Hostel R Hostel R No Show No Show No Show PG-13 PG-13Running Scared -- Hostel -- Two Hoodwinked -- Furry The Last Holiday -- 16 Blocks -- A troubled Freedomland -- A whiteTwo 10-year-old boys get their adventurous American and feathered cops from the After being diagnosed with a NYPD officer is forced to woman blames an African-hands on a mob gun with college buddies, Paxton and animal world, Chief Grizzly fatal disease, a shy sales take a happy, but down-on- American man for the deathwhich a cop was shot. The Josh, backpack through and Detective Bill Stork, clerk goes on a European his-luck witness 16 blocks of her son, but a whitefather of one of the boys must Europe eager to make investigate a domestic vacation to live out the rest of from the police station to reporter and an African-take to the streets in a quintessentially hazy travel disturbance at Granny’s her life. With nothing to lose— 100 Centre Street, although American detective thinkdesperate bid to recover the memories with new friend Oli, cottage, involving a girl, a wolf or so she thinks—her no one wants the duo to otherwise.weapon before the mob finds an Icelander they’ve met and an axe. The charges are behavior becomes more make it.out it’s missing. along the way. Paxton and many: breaking and irreverent and outrageous Josh are eventually lured by entering, disturbing the each day, only to find out later a fellow traveler to what’s peace, intent to eat, and she was misdiagnosed. described as a nirvana for wielding an axe without a American backpackers—a license. Not to mention, this particular hostel in an out-of- case might be tied to the the-way Slovakian town elusive “Goody Bandit” who stocked with Eastern has been stealing the recipes European women. of goody shops everywhere. When a Stranger No Show The Family Ice Harvest No Show No Show No Show Calls PG-13 Stone PG-13 PG-13 Underworld: Underworld: 16 Blocks 16 Blocks 16 Blocks 16 Blocks Hostel R Evolution R Evolution R PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Running Hostel R Grandma’s Boy Casanova R The Last 16 Blocks No Show Scared R R Holiday PG-13 PG-13 Hostel R Hostel R The Last Hoodwinked No Show 16 Blocks The Last Holiday PG-13 PG PG-13 Holiday PG-13 16 Blocks 16 Blocks 16 Blocks Hostel R Hostel R The Last The Last PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Holiday PG-13 Holiday PG-13 16 Blocks Chicken Little G Chicken Little G Chronicles of Chronicles of Ice Harvest Ice Harvest PG-13 Narnia PG Narnia PG PG-13 PG-13 March of the March of the The Legend of The Legend of Syriana R Syriana R Syriana R Penguins PG Penguins PG Zorro PG Zorro PG
    • March 17, 2006The Morning Calm Weekly http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 15Are we at a stand off in our relationship with God?By Chaplain (Capt.) Heather Landrus sergeant friend, he stunned me by the throne room of heaven? How laughter, but deep sorrow and702nd MSB adding to his earlier statement. He many of us would jump at the humility. I was talking with a first continued, “But, you know chance for “face time” with the Yet the seat of humility provides a sergeant about God the other chaplain, if I ask God what he’s One who looks upon our hearts? good place to rest. For God is day. It was a good conversation done for me lately ... then he’s Indeed, the mere mention of faithful to finish his work, and heabout finding God’s presence in bound to turn around and ask me such a meeting is overwhelming will change us, and he will lift us upeveryday life. the same question. And I wouldn’t because, on some level, we know from the ashes of past sin and he But then, in the middle of the have anything to say. I guess what will happen when we meet will save us in due time.discussion, this same first we’re at a stand off.” God face to face. Today, if you feel locked in asergeant paused and said, I still smile when I think about We know that when we meet stand off with the creator of the“Sometimes I just want to look up this conversation. I didn’t need to our maker … he will unmake us. universe, I dare you to embraceat God and ask him what he’s give this first sergeant advice. He God will move on our behalf. And the New Testament solution:done for me lately!” knew the problem and he knew his his movement will entail pain, as it “Draw near to God and He will I was pleased with his honest part in creating the problem. requires us to turn from our evil draw near to you. Wash your hands,admission. At one point or another, He knew if he wanted God to ways. you sinners, and purify your hearts,most people go through seasons in be near to him, then he would We cannot stand before the you double-minded… Change yourlife when they cannot seem to find have to draw near to God. beauty of God’s perfection laughter to mourning and your joyGod’s hand moving on their behalf. But this is a frightening without seeing the ugliness of our to gloom. Humble yourselves before And just as I was getting ready proposal. After all, how many of own imperfection. Unfortunately, the Lord, and He will lift you up.”to share this thought with my first us would volunteer to report to this vision will not cause great (James 4.8-10). 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
    • March 17, 200616 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly Kids, kites and a windy dayBy F. Neil Neeley “When I was a child, kites were all thatArea III Public Affairs I had to play with,” he said. CAMP HUMPHREYS – A Korean Shim explained that he began toe m p l o y e e along with four encourage kids to get out and fly kitesmembers of h i s back in 1987 when computers weref a m i l y becoming commonplace. “Kids begansponsored a spending too much time insidekite flying on the computer,” he said.festival here “I thought that theyFeb. 25 at the should goB u - Yo n g outside, seeK o r e a n the blueElementary sky andS c h o o l breatheplayground near some freshHumphreys. air.” Shim began to Shim Chaim Il, encourage children to fly kitesa civilian who works because of its benefits to health.in the Department of “I also saw it as a way forPublic Works carpentry them to enlarge their goalsshop, hosted 162 students and more and ambitions in life,” hethan 50 Camp Humphreys Soldiers, said.civilians and family members at the 20th The Americans joinedannual kite flying festival to be held here. t h e i r Korean neighbors in “I’m pleased to see so many Soldiers traditional games and wereand family members today,” Shim said. given lunch and a free kite.“It’s a great opportunity for Americans The weather was sunny andto experience a part of our Korean mild, perfect for k i t eculture.” flying,playing games a n d Shim, a Master kite flyer, has been making new friends.flying kites for more than 50 years. PHOTOS BY F. NEIL NEELEY Mothers of Gaek Sa-Ri folk group (clockwise from top left) Warrent Officer Thad King and three-year-old-daughter Kearney fly their kite. Shim Chaim-il hosts the event. Korean children in action. A member of the folk group “Mothers of Gaek Sa-Ri” strikes her gong. Andy Horton spins a Korean top. Children display their homemade kites.
    • March 17, 200618 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly Sailors in Korea help comrades in Iraq By Navy Journalist First Class David McKee CNFK Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON – When Jen Gillespie, a Navy wife living on Yongsan Garrison, read about how Host Families Sought sailors serving in remote areas away Host families are needed for the Good from their families could use some Neighbor English Camp 2006. care packages in Iraq and Kuwait, she The English camp is for Korean acted. The result was the first 10th-grade students from the “Anchors Away Packing Party” March Pyeongtaek, Daegu and Seoul areas. 3. Our young Korean visitors will be “I was indeed inspired by the immersed in an English-speaking AnySailor.com Web site,” said environment as they visit and interact Gillespie. “I saw how there were with Americans during the five-day about 4,000 sailors there, and I program held April 4-8. thought how they are isolated much To volunteer as a host family, like we are here in Korea.” contact the USFK Public Affairs Moreover, she realized she could Office at 723-4673/4661 or e-mail Capt. use the APO addresses to send care Yosup Shim packages and to avoid postage, and (shimyo@korea.army.mil). Deadline that made the idea of Anchors Away COURTESY PHOTOS for host family registration is March irresistible. Snacks, toiletries nad magazines are among the most popular items sent in “Anchors Away” 21. care packages. “It was an opportunity that couldn’t be ignored. I shared the idea children of Iraq and Afghanistan. Scout Cookies and other troops on FRG Briefing with the Navy Spouse Group and I got “Most important is your show of Yongsan have also expressed interest. A Family Readiness Group briefing will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a favorable response, so I just took support. For many, a card or letter “So far we have packaged and p.m. Thursday, in the 8th U.S. Army’s the idea and ran with it,” Gillespie said. thanking them for their service is even mailed 30 care packages. Donations Van Fleet Conference Room. The ”Many of the sailors in Iraq are more important than the package.” continue to come in, and packing briefing is open to the community and stationed at medical camps or prisons. Commander, U.S. Naval Forces parties are planned for every Friday,” will cover topics, including FRG They might have decent housing and Korea Leading Senior Chief Petty Gillespie said. “But remember, it’s not fundraising, differences between unit even a PX, but the shelves are often Officer of Current Operations, what you send, it’s the fact that you and FRG fundraising, new command empty,” said Gillespie. ”Snacks are OSCS(SW) Steven Dawson, knows send something. A personal note or and FRG leader partnership guide, always enjoyed. Toiletries are a big hit, from experience that a program where letter is even more important than the new technological initiatives helping as are magazines and newspapers shipmates help shipmates boosts ‘goodies’ to these sailors.” to identify all FRG members, and (used are okay). Old DVD, puzzles morale. In addition to the actual items to establishing a private organization. and books can help pass the time. “Most of us here who have had the be put in the care packages, Gillespie FRG leaders, volunteers, liaisons and Small toys are distributed to the opportunity to serve our country in said packing material would also be unit leadership are encouraged to the Global War on Terrorism and other helpful. Items like smaller boxes (no attend. Reservations are not necessary, conflicts know very well the bigger than approximately however, there will be limited seating. significant impact a care package has 12"x12"x12"), packing tape, bubble for our fellow sailors and Marines,” wrap, Ziploc bags and brown Swim Instructor Sought Dawson said. wrapping paper are always needed. A Child and Youth Services swim In response to Gillespie’s call to “Please take a minute and evaluate instructor is being sought for the action, there are now currently two how you would like to contribute,” Yongsan area. The job is a NF-03 position with a salary ranging form 26K- collection sites here at the Navy Club said Dawson. “A thought, a prayer, a 34K per year. Applicants must submit (just inside the main entrance) and in letter or a tangible item — we can help resume and NAF application DA Forms the Administration Office at CNFK them through deployment and tell 3433-1 and 3433-2. Additionally, local headquarters. But Gillespie has found them we care.” applicants in Korea must complete a Care packages can remind deployed troops giving people from throughout the For information, contact Jen Local Applicant Questionnaire. that they are apreciated, and can prompt them Navy Spouses’ network. Brownie Gillespie at ombudsman – Resumes may be sent vial e-mail to to show their own appreciation. Troop #16 donated 20 boxes of Girl seoul@cnfk.navy.mil. resume_naf@korea.army.mil. For information, call or e-mail Roxanne.chancellor@korea.army.mil at 738-2311. Soccer Players Sought Anyone interested in participating in World Class twice-monthly pick-up soccer games Army World Class Athlete Program should contact John Eastlake by e-mail wrestler Sgt. Iris Smith (top) works to at a7952149@kornet.net. Players of all win her match against Ali Bernard of ages, ability and experience levels are New Ulm, Minn., in the 2005 U.S. welcome. Wrestling World Team Trials at Ames, Iowa, March 2. TMCW Submissions Smith also won a gold medal in the To have an event featured in The women’s 158.5-pound freestyle division Morning Calm Weekly, e-mail pertinent of the 2005 World Wrestling information to Championships at Budapest, Hungary, morningcalmweekly@korea.army.mil. and is one of 45 females scheduled to Submissions should include the basic receive an award March 12 from the who, what, when and where information Sportswomen of Colorado. regarding the event, and at least one point of contact name and telephone number. TIM HIPPS For information, call 738-3355.
    • March 17, 2006 Page 21 D.A.R .R.ESoldiers D.A.R.E to make a difference in the classroomArea III Public Affairs School to share his skills and D.A.R.E. he is there to make a difference. Diaz CAMP HUMPHREYS - Twice a to make a difference to the students. is sometimes accompanied by otherweek since the beginning of this year Spc. Michael A. Diaz, 557th MP MPs who want to help get gooda Soldier from the 557th Military Co., is assigned to conduct the Drug information to the students.Police Company shows up at the Abuse Resistance Education program The program commonly known asHumphreys American Elementary for all grade levels at HAES and said D.A.R.E. is used worldwide with good results. According to the D.A.R.E. Web site (www.dare.com) this year 36 million school children around the world — 26 million in the United States — will benefit from D.A.R.E., the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid Spc. John C. Plaia, 557 Military Police involvement in drugs, gangs and Company, performs a breathalyzer test on violence. substitute teacher Vicky Loggins after she Rebecca Drennen, sixth-grade cleansed her mouth with a alcohol based teacher, said she has a strong feeling mouthwash. for D.A.R.E. violence, gangs and drugs and say that “I have lost a son, sister and brother- I‘ve been taught how to deal with this, I in-law to a drunk driver,” she said. “I know how to say no and I know how to think it’s a great program … and it’s walk away,” he added. wonderful that it’s nation-wide, because Spc. John C. Plaia, 557th MP Co., we live in such a transient society that recently used mouthwash containing our children don’t stay with us as we alcohol to demonstrate using the would in a hometown community. With breathalyzer and field sobriety test to the D.A.R.E they can pick up whereever sixth-graders. they move.” “I want them to know that it’s very “Growing up in Miami, I’ve seen dangerous to drink and drive,” he said. what (the kids) haven’t seen yet in Diaz was recognized for his (Department of Defense Dependent) participation in the Ulchi Focus Lens Schools and overseas,” said Diaz. “The exercise and received a coin from Col. students really like D.A.R.E. They are Michael J. Taliento Jr., Area III always excited on the days that I’m commander. As a reward for his there. They even love doing the recognition, Diaz’s platoon sergeant homework. offered him a place in the D.A.R.E. “I want these kids to get something program here at Humphreys. Diaz PHOTOS BY F. NEIL NEELEY out of it. I want them to be able to make jumped at the chance.D.A.R.E. teacher Spc. Michael Diaz gets help from kindergarten student Rex Boone. Diaz has the right choices when they go back to “It’s been a learning experience for meRex demonstrate different emotions for the class as part of a lesson. the states. They are going to see the as well as my students,” he said.602nd ASB - Korean JCI sign partnership agreementArea III Public Affairs CAMP HUMPHREYS - Lt. Col. Gregory AFawcett, commander, 602nd Aviation SupportBattalion, and Kim Ki-sik, president of Junior ChamberInternational Korea, Paengseong Chapter, sign the firstever memorandum of agreement between a local civicgroup and a military organization Feb. 28 at the 602ndconference room on Camp Humphreys. Yun, Myeong-gil Senior. Vice Presedent of JCI observes. “The Idea was Col. Taliento’s,” said Yu Pom Tong,Area III Community Relations Officer. “He wantedto establish a community relations matrix between unitson the post and local Korean civic group downtown.” Col. Michael Taliento Jr., met with members of JCIseveral times over the past year and discussed theidea with them. “Together they agreed to mutually cooperate forthe benefit of the community,” said Yu. “Because ofthe agreement, there will be more community relationsevents between the 602nd, JCI and Area III. PublicAffairs will support these events.” “We feel that it’s a step in the right direction tofoster the relationship between the 602nd and JCI,” COURTESY PHOTOsaid Maj. Ronnie J. Williamson, 602nd executiveofficer. “It will create a relationship that will be positive Lt. Col. Gregory A. Fawcett, commander, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, and Kim Ki-sik, president of Junior Chamber Internationalfor both sides. We’re looking forward to doing future Korea, Paengseong Chapter., sign a memorandum of agreement as Col. Peter W. Foreman, commander, 2nd Combat Aviationevents with our Korean partners.” Battalion, and Yun Myeong -gil Senior. vice presedent of JCI observe..
    • March 17, 200622 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area III The Morning Calm Weekly Women’s History Month events set Women’s History Essay By F. Neil Neeley “We have Shoshona Johnson, the women within our community that are Contest Announced Area III Public AffairsFifth- and sixth-graders, seventh- first African-American prisoner of war diligently working and contributing tograders through high school seniors, CAMP HUMPHREYS - Area III is during Operation Iraqi Freedom,” said our community in our everyday lives.”and servicemembers and civilians are celebrating Woman’s history month with Briggs. “To get her here has been a lotinvited to write an essay on: The an essay contest and program with a of work but it’s been fun.”Most Influential Woman in My Life. special guest speaker. Briggs explained that the program’sEntry deadline is Wednesday. For “We’re having essay contests with the organizers are trying to pull people in.information, e-mail briggsb@- topic ‘The most influential woman in my “In the past we’ve only seen Soldierskorea.army.mil or call 753-6664 or 753- life,,” said Capt. Bernita F.R. Briggs, Area participating,” she said. “We’ve made a6834. III Headquarters, Headquarters company great effort to get the other services and commander. “We have categories for civilians involved.” Family Literacy Night grades 5th and 6th, grades 7 through 12 Briggs feels that it’s important to “Dr. Seuss on the Loose” family and a category for all service members honor women with a woman’s historyliteracy night is slated at Humphreys and civilians. We’ll recognize the winners month because women have made greatAmerican Elementary School 6 to 8 from each category at the women’s strides across the world.p.m. Thursday. Parents can participate history month program.” “It’s not only those women who are U.S. ARMY PHOTOin fun reading and writing activities The woman’s history program will in the history books that we’re ShoshonaJohnson,thefirstfemaleAfrican-Americanwith their children to encourage take place here 3.p.m. March 29, at the interested in with our program,” she POW in U.S. history, is scheduled to speak at Areareading. For information, call 753-8894 III’s Women’s History Month cele bration. multipurpose training facility. said. “We’re planning on highlighting Humphreys hosts youth basketball tourney Osan Spring BazaarMore than 30 vendors offer a widevariety of goods Saturday at OsanOfficer’s Club from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Door prizes will be presented to 30 By Roger Edwards parents involved in coaching those teams.”shoppers. Area III Public Affairs Members of the winning team, the Daegu All Stars CAMP HUMPHREYS – Area III and Camp were awarded gold medallions for their efforts. Family Rediness Group Humphreys played host Saturday to the annual Members of the Camp Humphreys Nightmares were Info brief set Installation Management Agency Korea Region Office awarded silver medallions.A Family Readiness Group Age 11 and 12 Basketball Tournament.information brief will be offered 10:30 Teams from Yongsan, Daegu anda.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Humphreys met to compete for theEighth U.S. Army HQ Van Fleet tournament’s traveling trophy, and toConference Room Yongsan Main be named the top basketball playersPost. Get the latest up to date in their age group in Korea.information on FRG Fund-raising, Four teams, the Daegu All Stars,Differences between unit and FRG the Camp Humphreys Nightmares,fundraising and new technological a n d t h e Yo n g s a n L a k e r s a n dinitiatives helping to identify all FRG Rockets,were involved in the singlemembers including waiting familymembers. elimination tourney. At the end of the day the Daegu PWOC Event All Stars won the trophy playingProtestant Women of the Chapel’s against the Camp Humphreysmonthly Big Event will be 9:30 - 11:30 Nightmares. The final score was 20a.m. Wednesday at the post theater. to 16.The theme is Green, Green Grace of “The youth basketball program isHome - tea party and guest speaker an excellent opportunity for youngplus a special interpretive dance people to get involved,” said Ted R E OGER DWARDSperformance. For information, call St e v e n s , K O R O Yo u t h S e r v i c e s Humphreys Nightmares’ Dominique Williamson drives past Joshua Paquin, a player from the654-6096. Watch care is available. program manager. “We’d like more Yongsan Rockets, and goes for the hoop during the Youth Services 11 & 12 year old age group young people on the teams and more Basketball Tournament Hosted at Humphreys Gym Saturday, March 11. Boss EventsKOREACOM V will be Sunday atthe Community Activity Center. Humphreys student wins national contestGames for all levels of players for Area III Public Affairsages 12 and up. Games includeWH40K miniatures tournament; CAMP HUMPHREYS - ADungeons & Dragons; D20 Humphreys American ElementaryModern, a role-playing game with a School student won a national award,modern setting; and, Star Wars: beating everyone in the United States andThe role-playing game based on the all other Department of Defensemovies. Dependent Schools students in theRegistration is $5 and begins at 10 Pacific andEurope.a.m., with play beginning at 11 a.m. Twelve-year-old Laura Curran,and lasting all day. For information, daughter of Master Sgt. Patrick G.call 010-5631-1701. Curran, 602nd Aviation SupportA Taste of Summer Pool Party at the Battalion, won first place in the PacificCAC from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday. We’ll area and U.S. national “Bus Safetybe grilling out and playing in the Poster Contest” sponsored by thepool like it was July, even though National Association of Pupilit’s bound to be cold. Come enjoy Transportation. Laura placed first in thethe hot tub, sauna, and pool, but Computer Aided Design category.bring a big towel to wrap up in to NAPT sponsors this contest annually. NANCY TURNERvisit the grill! For information, call Laura Curran, Humphreys American Elementary School student, holds her first-place winning Children from school districts all over011-9688-0194. entry in the computer assisted design category of the annual school bus safety poster contest the USA and DODDEA make posters with the hopes of winning a prize. sponsored by the National Association of Pupil Transportation.
    • March 17, 2006 Area IIIThe Morning Calm Weekly 23 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweeklySoldier volunteers renovate Sunday school roomBy F. Neil Neely of renovation.” have been stretched to capacity in someArea III Public Affairs Elkins and his family have close ties cases. CAMP HUMPHREYS - The Korean to the chapel. “My wife Bonnie, and “When additional concerns wereChapter of the Warrant Officer eldest daughter, Shannon, serve in the raised by families in the chapel, BonnieAssociation, along with members of the room weekly to either teach Sunday and I felt that it was time to do a majorAssociation of the United States Army, school or provide watch care to most renovation on the room that most of therecently renovated the Camp of the services that meet there,” Elkins children of the chapel attend servicesHumphreys Freedom Chapel Children’s said. “My other two children, Steven and in,” Elkins said. “Plus, we wanted to getSunday school room. Sarah, alternate each week on Sunday something moving a little quicker than “The Sunday school room also serves to give their mother a hand during waiting on the normal work orderas watch care for some services,” said Sunday school.” process with DPW.”Lt. Col. Steven M. Elkins, commander, Elkins explained that most of the To get things going, Elkins pitched a194th Maintenance Battalion. “Like services using the chapel have self-help project to Chaplain (Maj.) A view of the renovated Sunday school roommany of the older facilities on Camp experienced a growth in attendance Raymond Robinson, Area III chaplain. Humphreys Association of the UnitedHumphreys, the room was badly in need recently and the facilities for the children Robinson began working with the States Army and asked if they could Directorate of Public Works and enlisted participate also,” said Elkins. “DPW their support for the project. pushed through the self-help project “DPW was willing to support and the and got us the materials, while the WOA process started,” said Elkins, “But we and AUSA folks prepared to execute.” needed a work force to execute the Both organizations worked together project.” to set a renovation schedule, so that Elkins enlisted help from the warrant work would disrupt as few of the officers in his battalion. “The warrant weekly services as possible and none officers in the 194th Maint. Bn. are very of the Sunday services. active in the Korean Chapter of the The work took place over a four- Warrant Officer Association,” Elkins day period beginning March 9 and said. “I asked Chief Warrent Officer Joe finished in time for Sunday’s services. Brewer of the 520th Maintenance Elkins said that the children’s Sunday Company if the local warrants would school room’s complete makeover now be interested in taking on this provides a clean healthy environment community project.” for the community’s children to Elkins said that Brewer and his worship and play. PHOTOS BY F. NEIL NEELEY association were looking for a “These Soldiers put a lot of care into(from left) Chief Warrant Officer Tom Robertson, Warrant Officer Justin Roberts, Chief Warrant community project and agreed to help. this project,” Elkins said. “They did aOfficer Joseph Brewer, and Chief Warrant Officer Gini Smith, all from the 520th Maintenance “My executive officer, Maj. Lisa great job and ensured that the qualityCompany, prepare the Sunday school floor for installation of new tile. Keough, is very active in the Camp of workmanship was there.”Lost history Exploring Japanese ‘tunnel to nowhere’ By Command Sgt Maj Robert Frace who may still remember this, but we were unable Area III Support Activity to identify any living villagers who new the exact CAMP HUMPHREYS - In Bon Jong-ri village dates. right outside the Camp Humphreys Quarry/ As we discussed this, we also found that in Westgate, nestled between a farmer’s home and the city of Texsa-ri there is also another tunnel chicken coop, there is an interesting historical built around the same time. But again no site, a tunnel to nowhere. definitive information could be had. Built around 1925-1930 during the Japanese The Japanese occupation was a very dark time occupation of Korea, this tunnel was possibly in Korea and many locals want to forget about used as a location for Japanese soldiers to re- it. Structures built around Korea are identified supply or for tactical fighting purposes. by the Korea National Archives and we are still No one really knows because there is no one trying to identify the historical information on left in the village who can tell the story. Many of the two tunnels. the villagers were born after that time and have done little to research the historical information; rather they look at it as a reminder of a time- gone-by. I found this tunnel with the assistance a Korean worker at our Education center. He has worked for Area III for over 40 years. We were discussing the many changes at Camp Humphreys and he suggested that there might be some very historical data in this area. I was very curious and asked the Community Relations Officer Yu Pom- tong to check on this. Yu was able to find the tunnel with the help of the local village chief. We found that the tunnel was around 75-100 feet long and built of concrete. It has two entrances, but it had structural damage in the PHOTO BY ROGER EDWARDS center. PHOTO BY ROGER EDWARDSChoe Gil- cheon, Village Chief of Du Cheong 2Ri stand s in front We asked the village chief about the date it Command Sgt Major Robert Frace and Choe Gil- cheon checkof one of the entrances to the Japanese tunnel to nowhere. was built and for his help in finding any villagers out the Japanese tunnel.
    • March 17, 2006 Page 25Korean, American Girl Scouts join for day of funBy Galen PutnamArea IV Public Affairs DAEGU – Korean and American youth might havedifferent tastes and preferences – but not when it comesto peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and having fun. Thirty American Girl Scouts from Daegu werejoined Saturday on Apsan Mountain by 30 of theirKorean counterparts for a day of hiking, team-buildingactivities, games, crafts and a picnic lunch featuringthat international favorite, PB&J sandwiches. The day started with a hike to a central staging areaon Apsan, where participants were divided into sixgroups. Each group consisted of Korean and Americanscouts to ensure maximum interaction. Following anopening ceremony featuring the Girl Scout Oath andGirl Scout Promise, the groups split up to challengethe Apsan fitness course consisting of severalchallenging stations including a log bridge, ropeclimbing, a rope bridge, monkey bars and more. “I liked the rope bridge the best. It was hard andkind of scary,” said 7-year-old Brownie Ashley Parker.“It was fun doing this with the Korean Girl Scouts.They are nice and you get to meet new friends.” After 90 minutes of trudging Apsan’s trails andtackling the fitness courses obstacles, it was time fora rest – and lunch. “I liked the American-style lunch best. I like peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches,” said 12-year-old Kang Ka- GALEN PUTNAMun, a Korean Girl Scout. “I also like speaking English Brownie Blaze Johnson (left) is greeted by Girl Scouts from Daegu Saturday, as Korean and American Scouts are divided intoand having activities with the American Girl Scouts.” teams for a day of activities on Apsan Mountain. More than 70 Girl Scouts and adult leaders participated in the event. For the United States of America Girl Scouts interest in scouting, the girls become fast friends. This is contact for kindergarten-age members. Cadets, inOverseas – Daegu members, ranging from Brownies an easy way for them to learn about each other’s cultures.” grades 7–9, meet at 6 p.m. Mondays. For information,to Seniors, the event was more than just an opportunity Others agreed. call LaTondra Anderson at 011-1762-4432. Juniors,to have fun. The girls are working with their Korean “The girls had a lot of fun and want to come back in grades 4–6, meet from 4:30 – 5: 30 p.m.counterparts to earn the Lady Baden-Powell here,” said Kathryn Shaw, GSA overseas committee Wednesdays. For information, call Lynn San NicholasInternational Friendship Award. chair. “It is good for them to work together and learn at 053-475-3602. Brownies, in grades 1–3, meet at According to the Girl Scouts of the USA Web site, from each other.” 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For information, call Andreathe award encourages American Girl Scouts residing Following lunch, the scouts played games, sang Hertzendorf at 470-4466.overseas to work together with their host nation sister songs and then wrapped things up with a closing In addition, several adult leadership positions arescouts in the spirit of friendship. Required activities ceremony. The next joint venture will be an Arbor Day currently open or will become vacant soon. Positionsfocus on communication, community service, tree-planting event slated for April 8 in Daegu. include: overseas committee chair, registrar, secretary,camping, crafts and culture. The Girl Scouts of Taegu welcome new members treasurer, public relations chair, Senior troop leader, “We always enjoy getting together with the Korean Girl in grades kindergarten through 12. Seniors, in grades Brownie troop leader, Daisy troop leader (kindergarten).Scouts,” said Debbie Weigle, Senior troop leader and Lady 10–12, meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. For information, If you are interested in filling a position or would likeBaden-Powell Committee chair. “With their common call Weigle at 764-4085. Weigle is also the point of more information, call Weigle at 764-4085.Daegu teen earns Bronze, Silver Congressional Award medalsBy Galen Putnam The Congressional Award assistant to the Brownie opportunities to learn but the most satisfyingArea IV Public Affairs program is a non-competitive, Troop leader. part is seeing the girls developing and having CAMP HENRY – A Daegu teen, well- voluntary program open to teens In addition, she has a good time. What you do really does have known for her community service efforts, and young adults ages 14–23. Each voluntarily spearheaded two an effect on others.” was recognized March 9 for her hard work participant sets and strives for significant community Weigle must invest about another 90 by being awarded Congressional Award challenging goals in four areas: projects. Beginning in hours in the program to achieve the Bronze and Silver Medals at a ceremony at personal development, voluntary November 2004, she started Congressional Award Gold Medal. A 19th Sustainment Command public service, exploration/ work on a college fair that summer of exploring will help fulfill that (Expeditionary) headquarters. expedition and physical fitness. attracted alumni representing requirement as she is slated to attend Brittany Weigle Brittany Weigle, a Senior Girl Scout, Weigle has dedicated more than 40 institutions of higher “Presidential Classroom,” a national received the awards from Brig. Gen. 400 hours to the program since starting in learning and drew more than 200 students defense security seminar in Washington Timothy P. McHale, 19th SC (E) 2003. to Taegu American School in May 2005. D.C., and the “Global Young Leaders commander, who presented the medals For the physical fitness component, Her most recent project, “Operation Pocket Conference” in New York, Philadelphia on behalf of her congressional Weigle has logged more than 100 hours Present,” generated donations of more than and Washington D.C. In addition, she will representative, Mike Simpson of Idaho, running both for pleasure and as a member 100 pounds of pocket-sized toys to be attend NASA Girl Scout Space Camp in who was unable to attend the ceremony of the Taegu American School Cross distributed to Iraqi children encountered by Huntsville, Ala. but wrote, “Congratulations on receiving Country team. For personal development, U.S. Soldiers while on patrol. “We are excited about her initiative,” your Silver Medal Award. I wish I could she has participated in a variety of volunteer “I feel honored to receive the awards and said Debbie Weigle, Brittany’s mother. have been there to present it to you positions at Army Community Service and am grateful for the people who have helped “We are happy she is willing to contribute personally. Keep up the good work!” the American Red Cross. She is also an me,” Weigle said. “This has given me a lot of to the community.”
    • March 17, 200626 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly Estate Claims Anyone who is believed to have claims against the estate of Maj. Timothy P. Auvil, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 20th Area Support Group, Camp Carroll, may contact Capt. Michael Summers, summary courts officer, at 765-4095 or 010-9429-1278. Camp Walker Speed Limits Lowered The maximum speed on Camp PHOTOS BY STEVEN HOOVER Walker’s Nebraska Street, Rhode Island Street and Pennsylvania Ave. About 80 Daegu enclave Soldiers, civilians and family members attended the opening ceremonies of the 2006 Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival, has been reduced to 25 kilometers per Saturday, courtesy of the Camp Walker Community Activity Center and Better Opportunities for Single and unaccompanied Soldiers. Cheongdo hour. This speed reduction is in effect is located in North Gyeongsang Province, about 30 minutes southwest of Daegu. Travel Spotlight: Cheongdo Bullfighting Fest through April 3. For more information, call Rolen Johns at 768-8650. Hosts Needed for English Camp Host families are needed for Korean students who will participate in the USFK Good Neighbor English Camp at Taegu American School April 4 – 6. Host families will need to provide the students a room to sleep, some meals and transportation to and from the school. The Area IV Support Activity will make arrangements for the students to access and reside on the installations during the camp. For information and to volunteer as a host family, call TAS at 768-9500/9503 or the Area IV Public Affairs Office at 768- 6907. Outstanding Volunteer Nominations Nominations for the Daegu-area Volunteer of the Year Awards are being accepted through March 31. Individuals or units can nominate “C’mon you …” seems to be what this guy is trying to tell the bull as he attempts to lead the registered volunteers in the following beast back to his pen. The sport of bullfighting, which originated more than 1,000 years ago, categories: civilian, Korean national, Looking much like a New York City pizzeria started as a farmer’s pastime, with the strongest bulls being selected for breeding. Similar to youth volunteer, organization, unit worker, this vendor shows passersby how to boxing or wrestling, the bulls are ranked into weight classes, with the heavyweight division and Soldier. Nomination forms are make Chinese-style noodles. coming in at more than 1,600 pounds. available at Camp Henry Army Community Service. For information, contact Bonnie McCarthy at 768-8126 or bonnie.mccarthy@korea.army.mil. Apple Tree Hours The Apple Tree Gift and Thrift Shop will be open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., starting Tuesday. The store will be open Tuesday through Saturday until April 1. For information, call Tami LeJeune at 764-4152. Bass Tournament Scheduled The Second Annual Area IV MWR Bass Tournament will be 4:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. April 1, at the Jang Chuk Gi Reservoir, about 45 minutes south of Daegu. Cost is $20 for entry fee and $10 for equipment rental. Food and drinks will be provided. This event is restricted to the first 40 to sign up at the Camp Walker Community Activities Center. Registration deadline is March 30. Prizes include Army and Air Force Exchange gift certificates and steak dinner coupons. For information, call Luis Rios at 764-4440. The Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival lasts for five days, culminating in the award ceremony for the international and domestic champions. The highlight is the bullfighting, but visitors could also take in the numerous exhibitions and activities surrounding the venue.
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV March 17, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 27Carroll hosts Carroll KATUSAs win basketball tournamentKORO Racquetball By Steven Hoover Area IV Public AffairsChampionships CAMP CARROLL – The Camp Carroll Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army basketball team, representing Area IV, defeated the Area III team, 74-By Cpl. Park Kwang-mo 42, March 5 to capture the inaugural Korea-wideArea IV Public Affairs KATUSA Invitational Basketball Tournament, played CAMP CARROLL – Racquetball players from at Hanson Field House on Camp Casey.around the peninsula gathered here to compete in the The Carroll contingent completed the tournamentKorea Region Racquetball Championships March 9 – undefeated, besting Area III in its opener, 46-38, which10 at Camp Carroll’s Crown Jewel Fitness Center. would be their closest game of the tournament. Later, Categories included Men’s Open (34 years of age and they ripped through Area I, 62-41. Meanwhile, Areayounger), Men’s Senior (35-39 years of age), Men’s III was battling back through the losers’ bracket,Master (40 years of age and older) and Women’s Division. defeating Area II, 43-42, before knocking off Area I, “The tournament went well. Although we didn’t 39-33, to set up the final.have many players, some of the best players in the Winning the title continued the teams’ victory streak,peninsula participated,” said Modesto C. Algarin, having gone 15-0 in Area IV play, giving them an 18-Sports, Fitness and Aquatic director of the Crown 0 season record.Jewel Sports Program. “I was very impressed at how our guys played as a Winners are: team,” said coach Ronald Porter. “Throughout the Men’s Open: Champion, Joseph Gutierrez, 168th season, other teams may have had better individualMedical Battalion, Area III; Runner up, Juan Garcia, players, but we beat them all because of our team2nd Infantry Division, Area I. approach and tenacious defense.” Men’s Senior: Champion, Jonathan Brooks, 1/38th Porter credited Lee Se-hoon, Hong Kwan-yung andPort Movement Control Team, Area III; Runner up, Kang Byung-chul with being the leading players onJohn M. Nolt, 19th Sustainment Command the team. Each led the team in scoring for one game(Expeditionary), Area IV. of the tournament. Men’s Master: Champion, Song Kim, 8th Personnel Besides them, the team, comprised of Soldiers fromCommand, Area II; Runner up, Michael Edwards, 19th GALEN PUTNAM Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Area IV SupportSC (E), Area IV. Capt. John Nolt, 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Activity, and the 57th Military Police Company were: Ahn Women’s Division: Champion, Connie Morrison 18th warms up before his opening match at the peninsula-wide Mu-hyun, Kim Tae-yung, Park Hyo-suk, Myung Jae-yub,Medical Command, Area II; Runner up, Silia Sefo, Eighth KORO Racquetball Championships held at Camp Carroll’s Oh Jin-suk, Kim Yoo-kyum, Koo Seung-wook and ChoiU.S. Army Staff Judge Advocate Office, Area II. Crown Jewel Fitness Center March 9 – 10. Seung-won. Ad goes here Ad goes here
    • March 17, 200628 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly19th SC (E) Soldiers serve meals to homeless KoreansBy Pfc. Oh Kyo-dae19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs DAEGU – Taking care of community members inneed is an essential part of the Good NeighborProgram. With that in mind, 10 Soldiers and civiliansfrom the 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)showed they are good neighbors when they went toDae Sung Temple March 3 to help volunteers servemeals to about 700 less fortunate members of thecommunity. Soldiers have visited the temple for events before,so the head priest of Dae Sung temple asked for theSoldiers’ help in serving free meals. “He received apositive reply, and they came here to help,” said SongSoo-yong, director of business of the Bo-ri volunteergroup, which prepares meals for people who don’thave homes, jobs or money. “The Bo-ri volunteer group was established in 1995and started providing free meals in March of 1998.We serve lunch every Friday at the Hyang-rim Dang(a building in the temple),” Song said. The group started providing the free meals as aresult of the economic crisis that struck Korea in PFC. OH KYO-DAE1997. “After the crisis landed on the peninsula, the Sgt. Melanie Livingston, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), chats with anumber of jobless and homeless people increased. Daegu resident while cleaning up following the meal served by 19th SC (E) Soldiers.We wanted to relieve a small burden from them,” cleaning up the dining facility,” Song said. “The Soldiers members of the local Korean community are suchSong said. “Eight out of 10 [of the people we serve] helped a lot this time.” gracious hosts that it’s nice to give something backare elderly, and some have difficulty in taking care of The 19th SC (E) plans to continue supporting this and let them know we appreciate the support theythemselves.” program by sending volunteers the first Friday of each give us,” said Lt. Col. David Astin, Headquarters and Song said they usually have a group of about 30 month. Headquarters Company, 19th SC (E).volunteers, some of whom work in restaurants, to According to the Soldiers and civilians who “It’s a very heart-warming feeling to help othersprepare the meals at the temple. participated, it’s a worthwhile cause. who are less fortunate, and I feel privileged and “Volunteers do almost everything related to serving “It’s a great experience. It means a lot to do honored to be asked to do this,” said Sgt. 1st Classmeals at the temple, from preparing the ingredients to something like this to support the community. The Patricia Terry, HHC, 19th SC (E). Ad goes here
    • March 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 : ‘oen-jeh’ The phrase of the week : anytime.” “ Let’s meet anytime. ” Oen-jeh-duen-jee mahn-nahp-she-dah. anytime Let’s meet Conversation of the week It’s time to go home. Jee-beh gahl she-gahn-eem-nee-dah. : Already? Firefighters, police practice Boel-soe-yo? fighting terrorism Yes. Neh. Time flies so fast. She-gahn-ee noe-mu bah-ruem-nee-dah. Let’s meet again tomorrow. Neh-eel doh mahn-nahp-she-dah. Great. Jo-suem-nee-dah. library office