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  • P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA April 14, 2006Volume 4, Issue 26 Area III gets Area IV ‘Sim’ Center ready for observes offers Easter Korean Arbor realistic Page 22 Day training Page 25 Page 9New 8th U.S. Army commander takes chargeKorea-based Soldiers welcomeLt. Gen. David P. ValcourtBy David McNallyArea II Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — The command andcontrol of the 8th U.S. Army passed hands in aTuesday ceremony at Knight Field. Lt. Gen. David P. Valcourt firmly took the unitcolors from Gen. B.B. Bell, United NationsCommand, Combined Forces Command and U.S.Forces Korea commander, in a traditional militarychange of command ceremony. “We must be comfortable with change,” Valcourtsaid in his remarks. “Eighth Army continues tochange and transform in order to best meet futuretrends and guarantee peace and stability.” Valcourt said one thing that will never change isthe “deep goodwill, resolve and commitmentbetween our two nations for the future security ofthis peninsula and the stability of the region.” Bell said Valcourt is an operational expert. “We welcome the experience and insight thiswarrior leader brings to 8th Army, USFK and CFC,”Bell said. Valcourt most recently served as U.S. ArmyEurope and 7th Army chief of staff in Germany. As a native of Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, DAVID MCNALLYValcourt entered active duty in 1973. He is a U.S. Lt. Gen. David P Valcourt grasps the storied colors of the 8th U.S. Army from U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. B.B. Bell . See Command, Page 4 Tuesday at a Knight Field ceremony.USFK announces land-return action plan USFK commander tours aircraft carrierIntensive consultations an action plan that protects the substantial endangerments to human environment and expeditiously returns health and safety.” By Petty Officer 1st Class Joaquin Juatairesult in extensive plan use of this very valuable land to the The plan also calls for the United USS Abraham Lincoln Public AffairsU.S. Forces Korea Public Affairs Korean people,” said USFK States to initiate an advanced USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, Commander technology process AT SEA — USS Abraham Lincoln YONGSAN GARRISON — Gen. B. B. “We have worked very hard for skimming fuel (CVN 72) hosted several RepublicUnited States Forces Korea has Bell. with Korean and U.S. experts from the ground of Korea military officials duringannounced a plan for the return of Bell said to establish an action plan.” water at the few Foal Eagle 2006 in the East Seafacilities and areas to the Republic of the plan is locations where March 29.Korea. wide ranging —Gen. B.B. Bell contamination was General B. B. Bell, Commander, The action plan covers installations, in scope. found. U.S. Forces Korea, along withbuildings and land vacated by USFK. “The measures we are taking as In resolving the issue, all closed Combined Forces Command The April 7 announcement part of this plan are more extensive facilities and areas will be returned to Deputy Commander, Gen. Heeculminates months of intensive than USFK has taken in previous the Korean government quickly, as Won-lee and other senior membersconsultations. returns of facilities and areas in actions are completed, and upon of the ROK military flew aboard the Officials said the plan reflects “the Korea,” he said. formal notification to the ROK aircraft carrier to witness an arrayenduring commitment of the United A number of measures address government, officials said. of power projection from the sea.States to environmental stewardship issues identified in joint ROK-U.S. Officials said the new action plan Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strikearound the world.” environmental surveys. will accelerate the relocation of USFK Group Commander Rear Adm. J. “We have worked very hard with The plan calls for the United States from Yongsan and other locations intoKorean and U.S. experts to establish to remedy “known, imminent, and two enduring hubs of installations. See Lincoln, Page 3
  • 2 April 14, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MP Blotter Camp helps youth understand USFK mission, Americans YONGSAN GARRISON — These students were able to meet The following entries were More than three years ago, U.S. and talk to Americans from all walksexcerpted from the military policeblotters. These entries may beincomplete and do not imply the B Forces Korea started the Good Neighbor Program. Its goal was to of life, serving in a variety of occupations. E strengthen our Republic of Korea- The result was a betterguilt or innocence of any person. U.S. alliance by understanding of the!Underage drinking, failure to obey improving public mission and purpose oforder or regulation: While the subject L understanding and USFK, and a greaterwas entering Camp Casey Gate 1, a appreciation for the appreciation of the USFKmilitary policeman noticed himstumbling, and detected a strong mission. dedication of U.S. Lodor of alcohol. An ID check Since that time, our servicemembers, civiliansrevealed the subject was under the servicemembers and their contractors and theirlegal age to consume alcohol. The families have done an families.subject was apprehended and outstanding job engaging a wide I want to thank all of our unittransported to the Camp Casey variety of ROK government leaders, sponsors and servicemembers forProvost Marshal Office. media, businesses, universities, being such good neighbors to our S!Assault consummated by a battery: Korean friends. schools and military in a multitudeSubject #1 and #2 were involved ina verbal altercation that turned of activities and programs. Many of you were exceptionally Gen. B.B. Bell Ephysical when Subject #1 reached This past week we concluded an generous with your time andthrough the window of Subject #2’s exceptional program, the “Good knowledge, answering questions and United Nations Command/CombinedPOV and struck Subject #2 in the Neighbor English Camp.” providing information about your Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea Commander Nleft side of the face with an open From April 4-8, 77 Korean 10th chosen career fields, as well ashand and fingernails.Subject #2 then grade students participated in valuable insight into life within theexited her vehicle and approached camps in Seoul and Osan. Our American military. I particularly want Seek out opportunities to get DSubject #1 which resulted in another to thank the host families who out, meet our wonderful hosts, and student guests were given anphysical altercation. Subject #2 wastransported by ambulance to 121st opportunity to see USFK at its best opened their homes and hearts to the enjoy your time in the Republic ofGeneral Hospital. Subject #1 — from professional airmen and air Korean high school students. Korea.reported to the Yongsan PMO,rendering a written sworn statementadmitting to the above offense. S defenders at Osan Air Base to the warriors at Camp Casey, to the guardians at the Joint Security Area. Your warmth and generosity will have a lasting influence on the next generation of Korean citizens and Your participation will help guarantee the future success of peace and prosperity on theSubject #1 was released to Area II The Korean teens who stayed at leaders. peninsula, and strengthen a lastingLaw and Order Office. Subject #2 Yongsan Garrison had an Next month, USFK will celebrate friendship.reported to the Yongsan PMO, “Good Neighbor Month.” I opportunity to spend time withrendering a written sworn statementdenying the above offense. Subject # Seoul American High School encourage everyone to participate in We Go Together!#2 was released to her sponsor. 3-06 students (See Page 11), 8th U.S. Good Neighbor programs and!Assault consummated by battery, Army Band musicians, 18th Medical activities.drunk disorderly conduct, underage Command professionals and Each interaction can be andrinking: Subject #1 struck Victim American Forces Network Korea opportunity for a positive General, U.S. Army#1 in the face with a fist, causing broadcasters. experience. CommanderVictim #1 to fall to the ground, andstriking his forehead knocking himunconscious. Subject #1 then fledthe scene. MPs transported Subject Combating human trafficking, prostitution still top priority#1 to the Camp Humphreys MP U.S. Forces Korea Public Affairs online at http://www.dodig.mil/station where he was not advised of tip%20survey/survey.htm.his legal rights due to his suspectedlevel of intoxication. Victim #1 was YONGSAN GARRISON — The To date, participation in bothtreated for a contusion to the DoD Inspector General has an online surveys across the Army has beenforehead, bleeding from the nose, survey on human trafficking and low, officials said.loose teeth and a swollen lip. Victim prostitution. The suspense for the online survey#1 was transported to the 121st The survey is divided into two parts: is today.General Hospital and later released. ! DoD servicemembers, civilian Officials urge all members of theSubject #1 returned to the MP station employees and civilian contractors command, uniform, governmentwhere he was advised of his legalrights, which he invoked. SJA ! Program coordinators and civilian and DoD contractors, to lendopined that there was sufficient trainers at the base and installation level their support to this effort.evidence to title Subject #1 and Both portions of the survey take A link to the survey is also availableVictim #1 with the offenses. An less than five minutes to complete. at the Area II Web site, http://investigation continues. The survey can be completed area2.korea.army.mil. 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 James F. Cunningham CI Officer F. Neil Neeley does not constitute endorsement 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 April 14, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 3 Army Observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month Legal Bulletin Army News ServiceThis legal bulletin regards Staff Sgt.Tilford Barton III, who died March 1, WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Army2006. If anyone had a claim against his joins the other armed services inestate, please contact 1st Lt. Nathan observing April as National SexualHadlock at 730-2919. Assault Awareness Month. This observation serves as an importantProfessional Development reminder to continuously reinforce theThe ROCKS Inc, Morning Calm Chapter mission of the Army’s Sexual Assaultcordially invites all commissioned and Prevention and Response Program tononcommissioned officers peninsula- Soldiers and leaders at all levels.wide to the next edition of our Sexual assault is a crime and it willProfessional Development series titled“Leaders’ Keys to Success” Friday, 21 Marines invade not be tolerated and has no place in theApril 2005. The guest speaker will be Kunsan Air Base Army. It is contrary to Army values, tears at the fiber of unit cohesion, andBrig. Gen. H.T. Landwermeyer Jr. at 5:30 By Senior Airman Joshua DeMotts degrades mission readiness.p.m. at the Hartell House. KUNSAN AIR BASE — Marine The Army is dedicated to increasing Aggie Muster Sgt. Cesar Fajardo, an F-18 “Hornet” education about what sexual assault is,Join other Texas Aggies for an informal maintainer, looks on as Marines and is not, and what effects incidentsprogram and picnic at Aggie Muster prepare their aircraft for dissimilar air of assault have on our fellow Soldiers.April 22 at Yongsan South Post Picnic combat training against the F-16Cs of Soldiers must feel confident theirArea #1. RSVP to Michael Stephens: the 8th Fighter Wing March 31. More leaders take this matter seriously andmwskorea@yahoo.com than 150 Marines, part of Marine will respond to each incident Aircraft Group 1’s VMFA-314 “Black appropriately. Adjutant Generals Ball Army leaders are strongly Knights,” deployed to Kunsan inTo celebrate the past, present and future support of “Hollandia,” an annual encouraged to talk openly to theirof our Corps, all Adjutant Generals exercise commemorating the 80th Soldiers about Sexual Assault, demystifyCorps/Human Resource Soldiers andCivilians, plus family and friends are Fighter Squadron. During World War the issue and instill confidence in theirinvited to the Adjutant Generals Corps II, there was a four-day period where subordinates.Ball. The event will be held 5 p.m.- the squadron downed 33 enemy One tool for furthering understandingmidnight May 13 at the Grand Ballroom, aircraft. The intense combat ended is the revised Army Regulation 600-20’sHyatt Hotel, Seoul. The RSVP suspense with no fighter losses. The Black (Army Command Policy) new Chapteris May 1; after the suspense, ticket Knights are based out of Marine Corps 8 on the Army’s Sexual Assaultprices will increase by $5 for each grade Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Prevention and Response Program andcategory. For information, call Capt. Calif., but are currently operating from related policies. ImplementationSheila Wilson at 724-8568 or e-mail a Marine base in Iwakuni, Japan. guidance is provided for creating a PHOTOS BY SENIOR AIRMAN JOSHUA DEMOTTSsheila.wilson@korea.army.mil. command climate that seeks the elimination of sexual assault, and USO Information!Sign up now for the Seoul USO Cross- Lincoln from Page 1 strongly encourages and supports reporting incidents.Cultural School. The class is open to Installation commanders can consultforeign-national spouses of active U.S.military servicemembers. The school will their unit’s Sexual Assault Responseteach participants how to deal with Coordinators for recommendedmilitary and American life. awareness month activities. The SARCs!Listen to Eagle FM for USO concert will be receiving information packagesticket giveaways like Branford Marsalis, from the DoD Sexual Assault PreventionKorn, Chris Botti, Steven Curtis and Response Program Office thatChapman and more contain brochures, suggested activities,!Check out the Seoul USO Canteen news articles, and letters.special April 24. Active military can Another information tool is thehave a meal at the USO Canteen for $1 Army’s Sexual Assault Prevention And!See a free cultural play, “Gyeonggi Response Program Web site, http://Sori,” at Nambo Art Center. Seats are www.sexualassault.army.mil, whichavailable on a first come, first-serve contains a variety of educational material;basis. Sign up with the Osan USO or individual sexual assault prevention andcall at 784-3491 response actions, lesson plans and linksFor information, call CharlotteHuntsman at 724-7781. to other resources for leaders and PHOTOGRAPHERS MATE AIRMAN JAMES EVANS soldiers. United States Forces Korea Commander Gen. B.B. Bell (right) discusses F/A-18E Super Hornet The Army is a values-based Commissary Closure capabilities with Lt. Mitchell Koch. Koch is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 34 (VFA 34). BellThe Yongsan Commissary will be closed organization in which Soldiers must and other military officials visited the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) as part of the 2006April 24-25 for inventory. For treat each other with the dignity and Reception, Staging, Onward-Movement and Integration and Foal Eagle exercises.information, call 736-3022. respect they deserve. Effecting the W. Goodwin, and Abraham Lincoln’s and around the globe for regional reduction of the incidence of sexual Community Fun Fair commanding officer, Capt. C. A. peace and security,” said Goodwin. assault, with the objective of fullIn recognition of the Month of the McCawley, welcomed the group along He added that “the U.S. appreciates eradication, is the obligation ofMilitary Child, Yongsan Child and with Carrier Air Wing 2, Capt. commanders committed to keeping their how the ROK military has enhancedYouth Services will host a Community Matthew Klunder, on the flight deck Soldiers safe, and maintaining high levels their modern navy and its capabilitiesFun Fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m. tomorrow at the of unit readiness. Active leadership before touring the ship. The group into the 21st century, and appreciatesChild Development Center parking lot. involvement in Sexual AssaultThere will be martial arts witnessed air operations from the flight the opportunity to bring a carrier to deck and interacted with Sailors Korea.” Awareness Month activities helps thedemonstrations, dance performances, during the visit. The delegation also The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Army move closer to achieving thesegames, face painting, a fire truck withSparky, Darren the Lion, a toddler play had a chance to view a vast display of Group is currently on a scheduled goals.land, food, prizes and more. For weapons in the ship’s cavernous Western Pacific deployment to conduct (Editor ’s note: For additionalinformation, call 738-3001. hangar bay. exercises and strengthen relations with information on the Army’s Sexual “The ROK continues to be a allied nations. The aircraft carrier is Assault and Prevention Program in valuable ally and partner in the region based in Everett, Wash. Korea, see Page 16.)
  • April 14, 20064 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm WeeklyCommand from Page 1 Military spouses Diane Valcourt (left) and Dianne Campbell receive flower bouquets. AD PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLYLt. Gen. Charles C. Campbell (left) and Lt.Gen. David P Valcourt stand at attention as . Hundreds of Soldiers from 8th U.S. Army unitsthe change of command ceremony begins. pass-in-review April 11 at Knight Field.Military Academy graduate. next day if he were to highlight all of Valcourt is married to the former Campbell’s accomplishments.Diane Lambert of Aldenville, Mass., “When I heard I was coming towho accompanied him at the Korea, I knew that I would findceremony. They have three children: goodness here, because ‘Hondo’Danielle, David and Michelle. Campbell had been here for several As the new leader assumed years,” Bell said.command, the former leader Bell said from previousrelinquished it. assignments, he knew Campbell was Lt. Gen. Charles C. Campbell served making a powerful mark on the Army.as 8th U.S. Army commanding “His seasoning, competence,general since November 2002. inspired leadership and mission-focus” Campbell spoke of the inspiration all fit masterfully in the complexof the Republic of Korea-U.S. alliance. military and political environment here “We all can take great pride in what on the Korean peninsula,” Bell said.has been achieved in partnership over Campbell and his wife Dianne nowthe decades by the world’s strongest, move to U.S. Forces Command, Fortmost resilient, most enduring and most McPherson, Ga., where he will servesuccessful alliance,” he said. as deputy commanding general and Bell joked he would have to change chief of staff.the command assumption date to the E-mail mcnallyde@korea.army.mil Sailors lend helping hand PHOTOGRAPHERS MATE 3RD CLASS MARVIN E. THOMPSON JR. USS Essex Public Affairs Onward-Movement and Integration POHANG — About 80 USS Essex and Foal Eagle 2006 exercises. The volunteers perform paint during a Essex, commanded by Capt. Martin community service project at a Pohang Keaney, is the Navy’s only forward- orphanage in Pohang March 25. The deployed amphibious assault ship out Essex and other ships based in Sasebo, of Sasebo, Japan. It is also the Japan, arrived in Pohang March 24 to flagship for the Forward Deployed participate in Reception, Staging, Amphibious Ready Group.
  • April 14, 2006 Page 5Soldiers and citizens plant rootsBy Jim Cunningham said Pae Tong-su, community relationsArea I Public Affairs officer for Camp Casey. “There are more than 1,700 trees CAMP CASEY — Soldiers and that will be planted by more than 200citizens of the Republic of Korea citizens of Dongducheon and Soldierscelebrated Arbor Day April 5 with many of Camp Casey,” Pae said.ceremonies in Area I. Lt. Col Keith The purpose of Arbor Day in Area IBean, commander of 1st Battalion, 38th was the same all over.Field Artillery Regiment, Kim Kwang- “Fostering friendship as goodsu, village chief and residents of neighbors and allies with the UnitedGolsandong Village tossed soil on the States, as well as celebrating the rootsroots of friendship by planting an of friendship with the Fires Brigade,American pine tree at the Village Center. Camp Casey in general and theThere were several notable remarks Golsandong Village people is the mainmade by both Keith and Kim. purpose for today’s celebration,” Pae “This is the first time for the Field said.Artillery to celebrate Arbor Day with “The food on the hill was preparedthe village of Golsandong, but not the by the citizens of Dongducheon,” he PHOTOS BY JIM CUNNINGHAMlast,” Keith said. “This is a great said. Dongducheon citizens and Camp Casey Soldiers plant trees April 5 on Korean Arbor Day. Moreopportunity for the citizens of the Mayor Choi, Yong-su of than 1,700 trees were laid out on the previous day so citizens and Soldiers could participate inRepublic of Korea and Soldiers of the Dongducheon was present and made planting roots of alliance and friendship.U.S. Army to celebrate the planting of remarks before the planting began.alliance that has existed for many years. “Fellow citizens, Soldiers andWe celebrate today this strong and friends, we celebrate Arbor Day todayvibrant relationship,” he said. to not only plant trees but to plant roots Kim remarked how much the of friendship and common goodfriendship and alliance meant to Korea between the Soldiers of the Unitedand that planting an American tree at States and the citizens ofthe Golsandong Village Center stood for Dongducheon. These American treesa lasting friendship and alliance. symbolize the roots of alliance and Both Korean and American food friendship between the United States Lt. Col. Keith Bean and Kim Kwang-su, spreadwere served afterwards.Camp Casey and Korea,” Choi said. soil over the roots.USO provided the American food in According to Ahn Young-joo, a popularcook-out fashion and the Korean food Korean children’s author, Arbor Day is thewas prepared by the ladies of day government officials, teachers, schoolGolsandong Village. All took part in children and thousands of Koreansdining on both cuisines in their separate throughout the country plant trees intraditions, chop sticks and good old accordance with the government’sfingers. reforestation program instituted after the Arbor Day on the hill across from Korean War.Camp Casey was a day of work as well The Korean government designatedas celebration. April 5 as Arbor Day in 1946. “The land was donated for this More than 200 gather on hillside opposite “Where do I start?” asks Dr. Chong Yong-hakoccasion by a citizen of Dongducheon,” E-mail james.f.cunningham@korea.army.mil Camp Casey to plant 1,700 trees. as he enjoys a hot dog. He is 82 years old. ArborDayfriendshipplantedatCampRedCloud By Jim Cunningham -American Friendship Symbol 2006, tree planted Area I Public Affairs by Chancellor Dr. Moon-Jong Hong, Kyungmin CAMP RED CLOUD — Bonds of friendship College, Colonel Forrest Newton, Cdr. Area I and alliance were strengthened April 6 with an April 6, 2006.” Arbor Day celebration not only honoring the Perhaps the most appreciated time was the friendship and alliance between the Republic of following lunch given by the Area I Commander. Korea and the United States, but of Korea’s young Remarks by Schmidt were brief and to the leadership as well. point. Ronald Schmidt, deputy commander of Area “Kyungmin School and Area I traditionally I, Dr. Hong Mun-jong and five up and coming celebrate Arbor Day by planting a tree to young leaders from Kyungmin College and three symbolize our alliance and friendship,” Schmidt professors celebrated Arbor Day by planting a said. “Kyungmin College is a great friend of Area pine tree in front of building 613. I and the 2nd Infantry Division. We should “We want to welcome our finest young leaders understand and protect each other by our alliance from Kyungmin College to celebrate Arbor Day J C IM UNNINGHAM which has been in effect since 1950. The great with us,” Hong said. Area I Deputy Commander Ronald Schmidt welcomes Dr. bond between Korea and the United States has After Schmidt and Hong tossed dirt over the Hong Mun-jong,chancellor of Kyungmin College to a pine tree allowed us to stand shoulder to shoulder as roots of the pine tree they unveiled the stone planting April 6 in front of Building 613 at Camp Red Cloud. friends and allies.” commemorating the event, which reads: “Korean E-mail james.f.cunningham@korea.army.mil
  • 6 April 14, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area I The Morning Calm Weekly Korean Pear Blossom Cottage Easter Egg HuntBe sure to be at the Camp Red Cloud High SchoolVillage Green 2:30 p.m today to find thehidden egg surprise. Lucky children willbe presented with a First class Easter studentsbasket. All you have to do is find theright egg. There will be a $25 giftcertificate hidden among the eggs. Formore information call 732-7168 PBC Mgr. fire goodNatalia Lyons Accident Avoidance neighbor ScheduleAccident Avoidance training will begiven by the Division Command SafetyOffice: 9 -11:30 a.m. today at the Camp roundsCasey Theater, April 25 at the Camp RedCloud Theater and April 28 at CampCasey Theater. By Jim Cunningham Ethics Training Area I Public AffairsQuarterly ethics training make-upsessions for 2006 will be held at the CAMP CASEY — Sounds of 50Camp Red Cloud Theater June 22, caliber machine gun fire, smells ofAugust 24 and October 19. All sessions gun smoke and the sizzle ofwill begin at 2 p.m. Camp Casey Theater excitement filled the air April 7 whenwill host make-up training 2 p.m. May 77 Korean High School students17, July 19 and Sept 20. came to Camp Casey. This program was part of a four-day tour to Karaoke to come CRC experience the U.S. Army.Starting Wednesday and continuing The student’s first experience atuntil May 17, Mitchell’s Sports Grill will Camp Casey was the “King of Battle” P J C HOTOS BY IM UNNINGHAMhold Karaoke sing-alongs. Sign up will A Korean High School student fires a 50-caliber machine gun April 7at Camp Casey . Camp a multiple launch rocket system.be at 7:45 p.m. and the event starts at 8 Casey was part of the Good Neighbor English Camp field trip for 77 students which ran from April After a short briefing about thep.m. A Mitchell’s gift certificate will be 4 through April 7. The students made a tour of the Joint Security Area after visiting Camp Casey. MLRS, the students experienced firstgiven to the first three to sign up for hand what it is like to operate thethe first round Wednesday. For the Field Artillery Regiment.second round, a gift certificate will be “King of Battle.” The mission of Good Neighbor On display were the self-propelledgiven to the winner April 26, the third-round winner May 3, fourth-round English Camp is to immerse Korean howitzer M109A6 called the Paladin,winner May 10 and the final-round students into an English speaking which is the primary artillery supportwinner May 17. The May 17 winner will environment by giving them a good for the armored and mechanizedreceive $100 cash. All participants will look at the U.S. Army in Korea and infantry divisions. The studentswin a prize. There is no entry fee, and the Army’s mission here, according experienced first hand the controls bythe event is open to everyone over 18. to Capt. Matthew Lee, 2nd Infantry turning the gun and doing other Division Headquarters. maneuvers. Mitchell’s New Hours “The task today is to give the With the Paladin were the M2A2 There were many smiles and lots of excitement while operating the MLRS hands-on.Mitchell’s is now open after lunch from Korean students a first hand feel for Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the M1A111:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Mondays the U.S. Army mission in Korea and Main Battle Tank. Both these weaponsthrough Thursdays, Fridays from 11:30 to experience the equipment and its were just what the doctor ordered toa.m. to 1:30 a.m., Saturdays from 5 p.m. capabilities,” set the students onto 1:30 a.m., and Sundays from 5-10:30 Lee said. “The “I saw 10th grade students fire with a burn top.m. information fire a 50 caliber machine join the Army. these students “I saw a lot of MWR Office Move gun, which fired me up.” wonder and smiles learn is firstThe DMWR office is now fully engaged — Capt. Mathew Lee today; I’ll bet the hand andin building number S-16, the telephone Republic of Koreaand fax numbers remain the same. without commercial media spin. It is Students practice saying “hooah” while army will begin taking females now!” good for the students to experience operating the M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle Free Bowling for Soldiers the military and its purpose now so Lee said. turret. they will understand the history of Experiencing artillery and small and KATUSAs our alliance and why we are here.” arms, from carbines to the awesomeCamp Red Cloud bowling lanes isoffering free bowling to Soldiers in Taking a hands on approach with 50-caliber machine gun put smiles onuniform and KATUSA Soldiers from 11 the guidance of Soldiers of the Fires a lot of older kids.a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning April 17 during Brigade and members of the infantry “It is good for the students to havethe weekdays until the end of the put a lot of smiles on these young such an experience as this is only asummer season. faces. couple of years before they get out of “I experienced something I have high school because of the New EEO Officer never seen before,” Lee said. “I saw conscription they have here,” Lee said.Area I now has an equal employment 10th grade students fire a 50 caliber “I think we put a lot of good ideas Students experience the wonder of theofficer located in building 323. She can machine gun, which fired me up!” into the student’s heads today,” Lee M109A6 Paladin self-propelled howitzer.be reached at 732-6273. There were a lot of smiles and a said. “I think the students had a good Most all 77 students visiting Camp Casey lot of astonishment at the noise of the experience and learned just what the April 7 took the opportunity to get hands-on New Java Cafe mighty 50 caliber. U.S. military is here for and the job experience handling weapons of the 2ndCamp Casey has a new Java cafe in However, nothing could excite we do in defending their country,” he Infantry Division.Primo’s Express. more than the artillery display said. sponsored by the 1st Battalion, 15th E-mail james.f.cunningham@korea.army.mil
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Area I April 14, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 7 PHOTOS BY JIM CUNNINGHAMThe Native Bloods toss the Ballard Brothers for a smack down on the first match at Camp Red Cloud gym April 6. The Native Ballard Brothers hold the Native Bloods in a painful double legBloods were easily the crowd favorite and the Ballard Brothers provoked the crowd to cheering the Native Bloods on to victory. lock in the first match of the evening.Wrestlers ‘smack down’at Camp Red Cloud gymBy Jim Cunningham The third match was one of real emotion, DoinkArea I Public Affairs the Clown versus Virgil. Doink proved to be the wily CAMP RED CLOUD — Larger than life opponent by playing on the crowds’ emotions and taking a small boy from the fans to shield himselfcharacters filled the air at Camp Red Cloud PhysicalFitness Center April 8 with raw wrestling excitement. from Virgil, but that was not a good idea. The boy was tough enough to scare Doink back into the ring.The only thing missing was cigar smoke to the ceiling. Wrestlers in costumes mouthing cheap banter It didn’t take long for Virgil to put the smack down on Doink, but Doink got the laughs with his funnyriddled the wrestling fans as the Ballard Brothersfrom Canada challenged the Native Bloods, supposed moves in avoiding Virgil. At exactly the right time Doink gets held for the count by Virgil.Native Americans. The talk was cheap but the action was hard and The crowd was well oiled for the final match, which was Disco Inferno versus Norman Smiley.fast when the two teams paired off and grabbed meat.The Ballard Brothers proved no match in the end but Inferno didn’t spare the audience his macho disco dancing routine nor did he spare them the impatienceprovided much entertainment. A bus load of wrestling fans came from as far as to get on with the match. When Smiley finally did appear the crowd wasCamp Casey and Camp Stanley for the two hourexhibition of professional wrestling at the gym. ready. After more of the insults from Inferno the crowd stood by and cheered on Smiley. Not Helen Niederhauser wouldn’t miss the action foranything. surprisingly Smiley put the smack down on Disco, and kept him down for the count. “I have been coming to wrestling matches for Michelle Morgan puts the smack down on Karma during thealmost 20 years,” Niederhauser said. “I especially E-mail james.f.cunningham@korea.army.mil second match.wanted to get signed photos of the wrestlers for mygrandson,” she said. The night wasn’t finished with cheap insults andnonstop action. Lady wrestlers are only different ingender when it comes to action. “The girls entertain the troops a lot,” Niederhausersaid. “They appreciate the extra attention.” Then, it was Karma versus Michelle Morgan. Thetwo women exchanged insults, which made Karmalook more evil than a scalded rattlesnake, but Morganput the smack down on her in a hurry. Both wrestlershad throws and holds one can only witness at ICWwrestling or a west Texas honky tonk.The only thingthey didn’t break was the smell of sweat. They didn’t spare the Soldier either as both Karmaand Morgan found a willing lap to sit in while tauntingeach other. After climbing back in the ring andthrowing each other out of the ring several times, “Doink the Clown” makes ready to pounce on Virgil in the third There was no shortage of excitement as seen here whenthey decided to end the bout with Morgan holding match. Doink added much of the humor to the event and gave Michelle Morgan strikes Karma just before holding her downKarma down for the count. Nice action and no the crowd a lot to boo and cheer about. His interplay with the for the count. There was good entertainment and good actionbroken glass or chairs, which is why ICW wrestling fans was the best of the humor displayed by these professional for all.is good entertainment. wrestlers.
  • April 14, 2006 Page 9Area II supports exercise, troopsBy David McNally “You’ve got Camp Coiner as ‘tent city,’Area II Public Affairs but within that tent city structure you’ve CAMP COINER — Hundreds of got heating, cots and foot lockers,” Roseoff-peninsula servicemembers arrived in said. “There is also an MWR tent that hasKorea last month to participate in a big-screen TV and plush couches.”military exercises. Rose said the Coiner MWR tent had Area II Support Activity has the an Internet cafe, DVDs, VCR, books,mission to provide “Life Support magazines, vending machines and evenAreas,” or LSAs, to the Soldiers, Sailors, free popcorn.Airmen and Marines that arrive for the “Like I said, ‘a little taste of home inannual Reception, Staging, Onward a field environment,’” he said.movement and Integration exercise. At K-16 Air Base, RSOI participants “We’ve done everything we could do slept in a more “garrison” environmentto bring a little taste of home,” said Sgt. and could even use the new CommunityMaj. Rickey Rose, Area II Directorate of Activity Center until midnight each nightLogistics sergeant major. during the exercise. For the last three months, Rose has The 9th Korean Service Corps PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLYbeen intimately involved with every detail Company did the lions share of work Soldiers take a stroll down Camp Coiner tent city’s “main street” March 30. Post shuttle buseson supporting exercise participants. to prepare the LSAs. made special stops at life support area during the 2006 Reception, Staging, Onward movement “We provided them with MWR and Rose said the KSC workers are and Integration exercise March 25-30.high-quality sleeping accommodations,” indispensable.Rose said. “They do everything that goes into Morale, Welfare and Recreation putting up the tents, the flooring, theworked closely with DOL to provide cots and even the electrical work,” hequality-of-life perks for servicemembers said.at each site. Rose said the KSC workers did Area II stood-up many LSAs for the extensive carpentry work to helpRSOI exercise: Camp Coiner, K-16 Air prepare K-16 Air Base sleeping areas.Base, Yongsans Walker Center and However, the biggest job was buildingSeongnam. the Camp Coiner tent city. Rose said each LSA has its own Preparations for the Camp Coiner Area II logistics Sgt. Maj. Rickey Rose shows Servicemembers enjoy the comforts of homepersonality. See Exercise Page 12 Exercise, the Camp Coiner tent city’s Internet cafe. at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation tent.Simulations offer realistic training Area II to host 2006By David McNally KATUSA-U.S. Week Center Director Jude Shea said the scope of simulationArea II Public Affairs center’s exercises makes the organization distinct. YONGSAN GARRISON — The commanders “We do exercises from the theater to the small unitstand in front of a wall of flat-screen computer level and everything in between,” Shea said. “In Area II Public Affairsmonitors. Information arrives from the battlefield in addition, we are a leader in distributing exercises to YONGSAN GARRISON — Area II willnear-real time. Enemy units are moving quickly, and multiple locations.” host a traditional weeklong series of events thatthe leaders have to react. Shea explained how the center played a pivotal role recognizes the bond between Korean and U.S. Republic of Korea and U.S. military officials use in the recent 2006 Reception, Staging, Onward Soldiers.realistic scenarios to make sure when the time comes, Movement, and Integration exercise. KATUSA-U.S. Soldier Friendship Week istheir reaction will be the right one. “It involved five simulation centers in Korea, one held each year to build esprit de corps and “The whole point of this is to train the way we in Okinawa and three in the continental United States,” camaraderie between American Soldiers andfight,” said Jay Grandin, Korea Battle Simulation he said. “They were all linked together by an elaborate Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers,Center deputy director. communications wide area network.” known as KATUSAs. Each year, the KBSC and its co-located counterpart Shea said all of the simulation centers received a This year’s KATUSA-U.S. Friendship Weekorganization, the Combined Battle Simulation Center, feed from Yongsan computers. will informally begin April 24 with unit activitiesrun about 26 exercises to enhance the training and “Virtually, they were on the same battlefield, in the such as sightseeing tours and sports events fromreadiness of the command, Grandin said. same time zone, seeing the same thing as we saw 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. The 240-member organization is made up of U.S. here in the Walker Center,” Shea said. Free classic Korean movies will be presentedand ROK Army, Air Force, Navy servicemembers, U.S. At the KBSC simulation facility at Camp Casey, the for the entire community at Balboni Theater onDefense Department civilians, Korean Service Corps focus is on providing the 2nd Infantry Division with Yongsan Main Post. The renowned film,personnel and both Korean and American contractors. realistic training. Soldiers practice on M1 Abrams Main “Swiri,” will be presented at 7 p.m. April 24. It “We will fight as a combined team so to the maximum Battle Tank and M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle simulators. is a tale about a rogue North Korean militaryextent possible the computer work stations are bilingual,” “We also go to remote sites in Korea, set up a group that sends their best warrior (a woman)Grandin said. “Personnel from both countries work side- temporary ‘sim’ center, conduct an exercise, then go to the South. She befriends, and later unwillinglyby-side in a synchronized effort during training simulations.” away,” Shea said. “One of the things that make us falls in love with, a South Korean Intelligence Grandin said the staff tailors scenarios to mesh with good at what we do is our ability to operate bare-base officer. Years later, she is forced to betray hera “unit’s desired training objectives and audience.” remote operations.” love to continue her mission. Since it opened in September 1991, the center has Grandin compared today’s simulations with At 7 p.m. April 25, the acclaimed Koreanregularly upgraded equipment and techniques to products they were using just five years ago. movie, “Taegukki: The Brotherhood of War,” abecome a leader in Department of Defense modeling “It has come a long way in terms of computer story of two brothers’ battlefield experiencesand simulation. speed and capability,” he said. “We even display images during the Korean War, will be presented. “We have state-of-the art networking simulation from unmanned aerial vehicles in the command postsequipment,” Grandin said. “KBSC is recognized as one on a routine basis.” See KATUSA Page 12 KATUSA,of the most capable simulation centers in the world.” See Simulation Page 12 Simulation,
  • 10 April 14, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/area2 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Transition program Good FridayThere will be a Good Friday Service7-9 p.m. tonight at Onnuri Church military helps military childrenin Seobingo. Free bus transportation By Sgt. Christopher Selmekwill be provided from South Post Area II Public AffairsChapel. For information, call 738- YONGSAN GARRISON — Military moves can be3011 stressful on family members. For children, adjusting to a new school can be the biggest challenge. NEO BriefingsNew NEO Warden training will be “I’ve moved around a lot, and there’s nothing worseheld 9 a.m.-noon April 19 in the than showing up at a new station at the beginning ofMultipurpose Training Facility, the summer,” said Seoul American High Schoolfollowed by a Courageous Channel sophomore Angye Law. “You have nothing to do06-1 overview briefing from 1-4 because you don’t know anybody, and you don’t knowp.m. The morning training, for where to go.”newly assigned NEO wardens and In Area II, a team works to smooth relocation of school-unit reps, provides an overview of age children, the School Transition and Response Team.noncombatant evacuations exercisesand NEO warden duties and Eskeletha Dorsey, Area II Child and Youth Servicesresponsibilities. For information, call school liaison officer, said the team includes the Area II738-5013. leadership, school principals and parent and student representatives. NEO Volunteers Wanted “We are trying to help children have a smooth transitionArea II family members and non- from one school to the next,” Dorsey said. “Everybody isessential DoD civilians who wish to coming from somewhere, and everybody is goingparticipate in the evacuation portion somewhere.”of the upcoming Courageous ChannelNoncombatant Evacuation Operation Dorsey said she personally speaks with military families SGT. CHRISTOPHER SELMEKmay apply between April 17-26. The with children moving in and out of the Yongsan community. Sophomore Angye Law and junior Tyras Milner practice touring each othertrip to Japan involves three “I can do several things for them,” she said. “First of through Seoul American High School March 24.overnights from May 18-21. Those all, I give them a checklist of things they want to rememberselected by random lottery must to get from the school before they leave. I’ll also give them program designed to help incoming students adjust.attend two briefings prior to the the contact information of the gaining installation schoolexercise. Applications are available “At the meeting in February we learned a lot of techniques liaison officer. That way, the kids can have an idea whatfrom unit NEO wardens, or the Area for making it easier for new students,” Law said. “Incoming things will be like when they get there.”II Web site at http:// Soldiers have sponsors, but their kids have nothing like that, soarea2.korea.army.mil. The existence of school liaison officers is a relatively that’s where we try to help out.” recent development. Dorsey said it is a helpful contribution At least two student volunteers are already looking forward Itaewon Acres Yard Sale to the program. to the program’s kickoff later in April.Itaewon Acres on Yongsan South “Everybody needs as much help as they can get during They want to help the new students find “Seoul mates,”Post will have a PCS yard sale 8 a military move, and if that means contacting the SLO prior they said.a.m.-noon April 22. Parking is to arriving, that’s one vehicle we can use to help kids getlimited in the neighborhood, but “We’d like to organize a big kickoff and try to recruit a few adjusted to their new school,” Dorsey said.additional parking is available by the more kids to take part in this thing,” said Tyras Milner, Seoul The program is open to the whole community, not justgas station. For information, call American High School junior. “I would have loved to have hadJenn Meyer, 010-8698 or e-mail military family members. Dorsey encouraged people to begin this program when I’ve moved around.”itaewonacres@yahoo.com. coordinating with her as soon as possible once they find For information, call 738-5556. out they are leaving. Black and White Ball Seoul American High School also has a student-to-student E-mail christopher.m.selmek@us.army.milThe 25th Annual Black and WhiteBall will be held April 15 at theDragon Hill Lodge. Cocktails beginat 6 p.m., dinner at 7:11 p.m. Dress Easter eggs exciteis formal. Recommended donationof $40 will go to the Kappa Alpha Yongsan childrenPsi Fraternity scholarship fund. For Area II Public Affairstickets, call 011-9252-7390 or 011-9684-5209. YONGSAN GARRISON — Area II children scurried around an Easter Putt-Putt Tournament egg-filled field Saturday baggingThe 4th Annual Putt-Putt Golf candy and having a great time.Tournament will be held 10 a.m. Yongsan Child and Youth Servicestomorrow at the Yongsan Family FunPark. Entry fee is $3 for 19 and sponsored the annual event to getolder; $2 for 18 and under. Trophies families together in preparation forwill be awarded. For information, the holiday.call 738-4190. “I got a lot of candy, plus the ‘golden egg,’” said Kristina Bean, 9. Baby Shower “I had a lot of fun.”A Community Baby Shower for all The Saturday event was the firstexpecting parents and parents with of many Yongsan Easter activities.newborns under two months old will !There will be an Easter egg huntbe held 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the at the Yongsan Commissary 1 p.m.Community Service Building, room Sunday118. This event will be packed withfun, games and events just for dads. !There will be an Easter Cantata,RSVP required. Call New Parent 10 a.m. Sunday at the South PostSupport Coordinator Jenny Mosley Chapelat 738-7391 or 5150. ! There will a community egg hunt 12:30 p.m. Sunday outside ACU Sewing Service Commiskey’s, with a photoArea II Sewing Center services have PFC. LEE YANG-WON opportunity with the Easter Bunny.been temporarily suspended until Angela Voelkel (left) and her sister Olivia search for the “golden egg” Saturday at the Yongsan For religious schedule information,further notice. For information, call Child and Youth Services Easter egg hunt. see Page 15.723-3949 or 8451.
  • Area IIThe Morning Calm Weekly 11 April 14, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/area2Yongsan welcomes Korean students to English campBy Pfc. Lee Yang-won in the Good Neighbor English camp,” BellArea II Public Affairs said. “It’s a great opportunity for both of us to share the same ideas supporting YONGSAN GARRISON — Fifty- freedom and democracy within thisfive Korean 10th grade students spent nation.”April 4-9 at the U.S. Forces Korea Good He encouraged students to make theNeighbor English Camp. best of their visit with Yongsan Area II community members opened community members and ensured themtheir homes to the Korean students to help USFK will do its best to make the Koreanimmerse them in English language. The students stay filled with good memories.programs also taught the Korean teenagers Thirty-nine Area II families volunteeredabout USFK policies. to host one or two Korean students in “This is a great opportunity for future their homes and showed the kids the postKorean leaders to understand the presence and served them meals.of U.S. Military in Korea,” said Han Sung- “I had a great time learning newchong, USFK program coordinator. “We cultures and the American way of life,”want to continue and promote the said 10th-grader Kim Sae-jun, a Koreanrelationships Korea and the U.S. Forces participant. “The food we had during ourhave built through out the past years.” home-stay was really good.” Korean teens had an opportunity to He said he didn’t quite understand thespend time with Seoul American High role of American Soldiers in Korea beforeSchool students, 8th U.S. Army Band the English camp; but during the program PHOTOS BY PFC. LEE YANG-WONmusicians, 18th Medical Command he found out how American and Korean Antonia Clark (left) has fun at Yongsan Lanes with Kim Sae-jun and Lee Chan (right) . Clarkprofessionals and American Forces allied forces are vital in protecting Korean volunteered to be one of the 39 Area II families to host Korean 10th graders during the camp.Network broadcasters. The students were freedom and democracy.able to meet and talk to Americans from “I think the English camp is aall walks of life. wonderful program to understand Korea “Through these experiences the U.S. better,” said Antonia Clark, 8th U.S. ArmyArmy and Korean students can build on program analyst.mutual respect and friendship,” Han said. Clark hosted two students during the“It’s a valuable experience for the Korean camp.students for cultural exchanges, too.” “Korean children are no different from Upon arriving, USFK Commander our children,” Clark said. “OurGen. B. B. Bell greeted the Korean conversation has been great and I’ve Kim Sae-jun (left) and Lee Chan get to know United States Forces Korea Commander Gen.students with a warm welcome. learned alot about them and their culture.” Duane Clark (right) during a stay at his home B.B. Bell welcomes Korean students to USFK “Thank you so much for taking part E-mail yangwon.lee@korea.army.mil April 4-9. English Camp April 4.
  • 12 April 14, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/area2 Area II The Morning Calm WeeklySimulation from Page 9 DAVID MCNALLYCapt. Charles Wilson (right) speaks with Capt. Joel Elston at the Korea Battle Simulation CenterWednesday. Korean and U.S. servicemembers and civilians work at the center. Aerial images add realism to scenarios. 1980s, like “Team Spirit” in Korea and “In Afghanistan and Iraq they are “Reforger” in Germany, drained U.S.making extensive use of these UAVs,” forces of millions of dollars inGrandin said. “In our simulations, we’re transportation and manpower costs.able to do the same as is done in the real Simulations offer freedom fromworld.” social and environmental concerns of But the sheer magnitude of detail also real exercises, while still providingadds to how things occur in real life. For leaders with real experience, Sheaexample, Grandin explained how they can said.include Soldier details like blood type or “We are able to use the same go-military occupational specialty in a to-war systems and manipulatesimulation model. information the same way in the Observers, intimately familiar with a exercise as we would in actualunit’s mission, judge how exercise combat,” Shea said. “It enables us toparticipants perform. Each detail is train the way we fight.”discussed in extensive after-action Shea said as technology advances,reviews. Combat leaders walk away with the center continues to seek out new,a new familiarity of what to do when the innovative simulations.moment of truth arrives. “We are an organization that relies The result is an exercise that on technology, and technology ismirrors real-life in many ways. While moving at a rapid rate,” he said.U.S. and ROK forces depend on “We’re continuously evolving,simulated training to hone combat improving and finding new and betterskills, the benefits, Shea said, ways to leverage technology forcontinue to show themselves. readiness.” Massive training exercises of the E-mail mcnallyde@korea.army.milExercise from Page 9tent city started in January. In all, 21 meet resident’s needs.sleeping tents went up. “It’s more like a hotel business,” said “We had everything ready by March Camp Coiner LSA Mayor Sgt. 1st Class12,” Rose said. Ruby Polite. “You meet a lot of people Capt. Jude Soundar, an attorney with from all over.”the 91st Legal Support Organization, Each LSA used borrowed militaryFort Sheridan, Ill., said he was manpower from tenant units to supportimpressed with the tent city. the exercise troops. “We worked 12 hours a day at the “The bottom line is, the Soldiers’exercise,” Sounder said. “It was good needs are getting taken care of,” Roseto be able to check e-mail after duty.” said. Each LSA had a “mayor” to help E-mail mcnallyde@korea.army.milK ATUSA from Page 9 Both of these free films will be shown 5 p.m. April 27 in the Collier Field Housewith English subtitles. area, followed by a 7-9 p.m. unit talent On April 26, the official KATUSA- U.S. show at Balboni Theater.Friendship Week opening ceremony will Individual and unit sports competitionsbe held at 10 a.m. on Lombardo Field next – including softball, tug-of-war, relayto Collier Field House on Yongsan South races and others –will be held throughoutPost. An entertainment show featuring the week to test the mettle of Koreantop-name Korean entertainers will be and American Soldiers.staged 7 p.m. at Collier Field House. The full schedule of events will be in Cultural events will take place 10 a.m.- the next Morning Calm Weekly.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly April 14, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 13Legal Assistance: Child support rules vary by situationBy Capt. Dave Goscha as your advocate in the legal process. scheme will be different. Some state’s requirements ranged from $1,450 toChief, Yongsan Legal Assistance Military legal assistance officers cannot child support computations are so $900. be your in-court advocate, and perform complex, that they dwarf tax returns in How long child support is owed also YONGSAN GARRISON — the same services as a state-licensed comparison. Some are excruciatingly depends on state law. In New York andGenerally, all Soldiers owe their civilian attorney. easy. Hawaii, forsupported family members some The second method is obtaining a In a example, supportfinancial support. child support order through a state child random “The most important thing will be paid after Army Regulation 608-99 defines who support enforcement agency. These sampling of about state court-ordered the child reachescan authorize and set the amount of agencies can procure an order for child ten different support, is paying it.” the age offamily or child support. The regulation support. Usually, that is done in cases state child adulthood (up untilstates that if there is a court order of —Capt. Dave Goscha where one of the parents is on public support the age of 21).support (found in a divorce decree or assistance, and the other spouse is not calculations Georgia, Oklahoma,issued by a child support enforcement paying appropriate support. (based upon a non-custodial father who and many of its sister states set the ageagency), that order will determine the For each state, child support is based makes $4,500 per month, and a of child support cessation at 18.amount and conditions of child support. on a distinctly different mathematical custodial mother who earns $2,000 per The most important thing about state If there is no court order of support, formula. The state child support month before taxes, with two children, court-ordered support, is paying it.then a written agreement of support equation usually factors in how much and a monthly child care bill of $500), Regardless of the amount and durationbetween two parents will determine the money the parents make, and what the the different state support requirements of child support, non-payment neveramount and conditions of support. cost of child care medical insurance may showed a diversity in child support comes with any type of benefit. StateFinally, only in cases where there is no be. Child support under each state amounts. The monthly support agencies now have the power to blockcourt order or written agreement for passport applications, to suspend drivingchild support, then the regulation itself privileges, and to garnish tax returns.will determine the amount that a Soldier April is ‘Month of the Military Child’ In limited numbers of cases, you canmust pay in family support. they make and challenges they be put in civilian jail for non-payment of Since a court order of support is the By Steven Donald Smith overcome. child support (if you are found inmost common source of child support, American Forces Press Service Throughout the month, military contempt of a judge’s order to payit is important for Soldiers to understand WASHINGTON, D.C. — April is commands will plan special events to support). Those with a clearance in thetheir rights and obligations in relation to designated as the Month of the Military honor military children. military may find their status in dangerthese orders. Child, underscoring the important role The Month of the Military Child is of being revoked. Finally, Soldiers may A child support order can be obtained military children play in the armed part of the legacy left by former be found to be in violation of AR 608-in two distinct ways. The first is by forces community. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, 99 and therefore subject to the UCMJ.hiring a lawyer and filing a suit for child The Month of the Military Child is who died March 28. He established the Those who have further questionssupport. To get a court order, you a time to applaud military families and Defense Department commemoration about their child support obligations canordinarily have to hire an attorney who their children for the daily sacrifices in 1986. seek counseling from an attorney at theircan draft and file your petition, and serve local legal assistance office.
  • April 14, 200614 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly April 14-April 20 Final Final Destination 3 Destination 3 Inside Man Inside Man Something New When A Stranger When A Stranger R R R R PG-13 Calls PG-13 Calls PG-13 Final Destination 3 V For Vendetta V For Vendetta When A Stranger No Show No Show No Show R R R Calls PG-13 Inside Man Inside Man Inside Man Something New Something New When A Stranger When A Stranger R R R PG-13 PG-13 Calls PG-13 Calls PG-13 V For Vendetta Tristan & Isolde Big Momma’s No Show No Show No Show No Show R PG-13 House 2 PG-13 When A Inside Man Final Destination 3 Final Destination 3 Inside Man Something New Something New Stranger R R R R PG-13 PG-13 Calls PG-13 The Shaggy The Shaggy Final Destination 3 No Show No Show No Show Final Destination 3 Dog PG Dog PG R RCurious George -- The Inside Man -- Tough cop, Eight Below -- Inspired by a Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Final Destination 3 -- When A Stranger Calls -adventures of Curious George, the Detective Frazier matches wits with true story, EIGHT BELOW is an -- The Ice Age is coming to an When a high school student fails to - While babysitting, a high schoolinquisitive little guy with an insatiable clever bank robber action-adventure about loyalty and end, and the animals are delighting stop the fated roller coaster ride student is terrorized by a strangertaste for adventure. George’s spunky Dalton as a dangerous cat-and- the bonds of friendship set in the in the melting paradise that is their that she predicted would cause the who calls her, asking “have youand fun-loving nature endears him mouse game unfolds. Unexpectedly, extreme wilderness of Antarctica. new world. Manny, Sid, and Diego deaths of several of her friends, she checked the children lately?” Theto new friends, but also lands him in Madaline, a power broker with a The film tells the story of three quickly learn that the warming teams with a schoolmate, in a race police eventually notify her the callsa series hidden agenda, emerges to inject members of a scientific expedition: climate has one major drawback: a against time to prevent the Grim are coming from inside the house.of (mis-)adventures. (Will Ferrell, even more instability into an already Jerry Shepard, his best friend, huge glacial dam is about to break, Reaper from revisiting the survivors (Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy)Drew Barrymore) volatile situation. (Denzel Cooper, and a rugged American threatening the entire valley. The of the first tragedy. (Mary Elizabeth Washington, Jodie Foster) geologist, who are forced to leave only chance of survival lies at the Winstead, Ryan Merriman) behind their team of beloved sled other end of the valley. (Ray dogs due to a sudden accident and Romano, John Leguizamo) perilous weather conditions in Antarctica. (Paul Walker, Jason Briggs) 16 Blocks No Show Firewall Underworld:Evolution No Show No Show No Show R PG-13 PG-13 Final Ice Age 2: The Destination 3 Final Destination 3 16 Blocks 16 Blocks Something New Something New Meltdown PG R R PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Inside Man Final Destination 3 When A Stranger Nanny McPhee Final Destination 3 No Show Ice Age 2: The R R Calls PG-13 PG R Meltdown PG Final Final Destination 3 Destination 3 When A Stranger Something New No Show Ice Age 2: The When A Stranger R R Calls PG-13 PG-13 Meltdown PG Calls PG-13 Ice Age 2: The Ice Age 2: The Ice Age 2: The Something New Something New Final Destination 3 Final Destination 3 Meltdown PG Meltdown PG Meltdown PG PG-13 PG-13 R R Ice Age 2: The Ice Age 2: The When A Stranger When A Stranger When A Stranger Annapolis Annapolis Meltdown PG Meltdown PG Calls PG-13 Calls PG-13 Calls PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Underworld:Evolution Underworld:Evolution Big Momma’s Big Momma’s Big Momma’s Something New Something New R R House 2 PG-13 House 2 PG-13 House 2 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13
  • April 14, 2006The Morning Calm Weekly http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 15Easter holiday is about discovery, celebrationBy Chaplain (Capt.) special significance in that it celebrates time as the Jewish Passover feast, March 22 and April 25. The first fullS. Michael Nishimura the Resurrection. As for non- which was based on the Hebraic lunar moon after the Vernal Equinox comes1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment Christians, Easter brings to mind the calendar. at different times every year; coming of spring, Easter eggs, and However, a controversy arose therefore, the first Sunday after the This Sunday is Easter Sunday for Easter bunnies. during the fourth century A.D. over full moon comes at a different timeChristians. Of all of the religious When our children were very which date to use. While some every year. Thus, Easter will be on aholidays celebrated in modern society, young, they looked forward to Easter churches desired to keep Easter in different date each year, but always onEaster is perhaps the most unique, not Sunday for one thing: it was the day relation to the Passover, others Sunday.only because of its unusual they can go and look for decorated objected. Christ rose on a Sunday and Our modern society has takenbackground, but also because it eggs hidden in bushes, on trees and to continue to date it in the customary Easter and, much as with Christmas,commemorates the most pivotal under the rocks during Sunday way might make it fall on a different commercialized it and secularized it somoment in history: the victory of School-time. There is something day of the week. that most non-Christians think ofChrist over sin and death. fascinating about searching for what In A.D. 327, Emperor Constantine candy and eggs instead of the It is the day to celebrate the is hidden from our eyes. It is very sought to resolve the issue during the importance of Christ’s Resurrection.Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the exciting to discover things in Council of Nicaea. Eventually, the However, Christians should nevergrave. unexpected places. Council ruled that Easter would be forget the importance of God’s However, Easter has two different One unique aspect of Easter lies in celebrated on the first Sunday after sending His son to die and gain victoryfaces, two different connotations in how its calendar date varies from year the first full moon after the Vernal over sin and death.the minds of most modern people. For to year. The early church merely Equinox. For this reason, Easter falls Easter is all about discovery. SoChristians, this holiday represents a celebrated Easter around the same on a different set of dates between what will you find on Easter this year? Area II Worship Services Catholic Mass Sunday 8 a.m. South Post Chapel 9:30 a.m. 121 Hospital Chapel Lutheran Sunday 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel 9:30 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel Sunday 10 a.m. Multipurpose Tuesday 12:05 p.m. 121 Hospital Chapel (Korean) Training Facility Mon.-Wed., 10:30 a.m. K-16 Community Latter-Day Saints For information on services, call 738-3011 Thur.-Fri. 12:05p.m. Memorial Chapel Chapel Easter Sunday Services Saturday 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel Catholic Easter Sunday Mass, 8 a.m. South Post Chapel; Jewish Friday 6 p.m. South Post Chapel noon South Post Chapel 11:30 a.m., Memorial Chapel Protestant Services (Gospel) Protestant Easter Sunrise Service, 6 a.m., South Post Chapel; Episcopal Sunday 10 a.m. Memorial Chapel Collective Sunday 10 a.m. South Post Chapel Easter Sunday Service, 8 a.m., Memorial Chapel United Pentecostal Sunday 1:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel 6 p.m. South Post Chapel Episcopal Easter Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m., Memorial Chapel Church of Christ Church International Korean Thursday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel Jewish Passover Service, 6 p.m., April 18, 19, 20 Sunday 2 p.m. South Post Chapel KCFA 2nd Tues. 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel For more information, call Area II Religious Support Office at 738-3011 Collective Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel 3rd Tues. 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel Ad goes here
  • April 14, 200616 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm WeeklyBy Steve DavisArea II Public Affairs USFK program director remembers the T hings were a lot different where everyone has a common between the sexes when purpose and feels safe. Hazel Johnson joined the “When you have a lot of young way it was, discusses options for sexualWomen’s Army Corps in 1969. people living in the same barracks, assault victims “Male and female Soldiers were things are going to happen,” she said,segregated. They lived in separate adding that sexual assault victimsbarracks,” said Johnson, a licensed typically know each other and maypractical nurse when she put on a“WAC” uniform to begin basic have been drinking together. In its 2004 annual report to What Should I do If I amtraining at Fort McClellan, Ala. Congress on sexual assault in the Now chief of the U.S. Forces military services, the DoD reported Sexually aSSaulted?Korea J-1Policy and Programs out of 17,000 reported sexual assaults !Find a safe environment anywhere away from the attacker. CallBranch, Johnson is also director of – there were 104 reported assaults on either your local military law enforcement or use the USFK Sexual Assaultthe USFK Sexual Assault Prevention men. Hotline to contact a SARC. To access the hotline from on-post, dial and Response Johnson said it is more difficult for Program which men to report sexual assault than DSN 158 or from a cell or off-post phone, dial 0505-764-5700. deals with what women. !Preserve evidence of the attack, don’t bathe or brush your teeth, she calls “a big “Men are more reluctant to report a wash or dispose of clothing and don’t clean up the location of the attack. problem” in the sexual assault than women,” Johnson Write down all the details you can recall about the attack or the attacker. military and said. !Get medical attention. Even though you may not see or feel physical society in Reporting a sexual assault requires a injuries, it is important to determine the risks of pregnancy, sexually general: sexual considered decision by the victim, assault. who may choose between two transmitted diseases (STDs) such as HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis or internal Sexual reporting options: “restricted” and injuries. assault is “unrestricted” reporting. !To preserve forensic evidence, ask the health care provider to Johnson typically Restricted reporting allows a victim conduct a sexual assault medical examination.described as nonconsensual sexual confidentially and medical attention !If you feel you have been drugged, notify the health care provider.offenses that include rape, forcible without automatically triggering a !Call your Sexual Assault Response Coordinator at Army Communitysodomy and indecent assault, and the criminal investigation or notification toattempts of those offenses. Such the chain of command. Service or the Sexual Assault Hotline. From on-post, the number is DSNcrimes are punishable under the Johnson said restricted reporting 158. From off-post or from a cell phone, call 0505-764-5700.Uniform Code of Military Justice. gives victims more control over the “The problem isn’t new to the release of their personal informationmilitary,” she said. “For too manyyears, people just turned away from and affords them additional time to weigh their options and seek guidance Area Sexual Assault Awareness Month Eventsthe problem or were too afraid of the about whether or not to participate in astigma associated with sexual assault criminal investigation.to report it. Today, victims are being To exercise restricted reporting April is Sexual Assault Prevention the ability to quickly contact the Sexualencouraged to report sexual assault. rights, the victim should report only to Awareness Month. The theme for Assault Response Coordinator. TheseSexual assault is a federal crime on a a sexual assault response coordinator, this year is “Sexual Assault events will occur from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30military installation.” victim advocate, health care provider Prevention…. Begins with You.” p.m. A recognition ceremony will be held A March 16 Department of or chaplain. “If the victim reports the assault to These activities highlight the effort 3:30-4 p.m. April 26 at the Dragon HillDefense press release says last year throughout the peninsula to make Lodge Courtyard for individuals who have anyone else – including a best friend or2,374 allegations of sexual assault people aware. made significant contributions to the a relative – he or she waives the rightthat involved a military member as AREA I: April, 3, 4, and 5 SAPR Sexual Assault Prevention and Response to restricted reporting,” Johnson said.either a victim or alleged perpetrator representatives teamed with the Program. Unrestricted reporting occurs whenin 2005, a 40 percent increase from a victim clearly wants an investigation Health Promotions Coordinator and AREA III: Sexual Assault Prevention2004. and notifies law enforcement or the military police to pass out awareness and Response representatives, Army In Korea, there were 117 reports chain of command immediately. By information and prevention tips in the Substance Abuse Program and Communityof military-to-military sexual assault doing so, they may be waiving their post exchanges. Safety tips, Health Nurse Outreach Coordinator willlast year, an average of two-to-three right to confidentiality. distinctive banners and awareness disseminate information to the communityinstances on USFK installations each Regardless of the reporting option, information are posted in common at the post exchange and a dining facilityweek, Johnson said. the victim is afforded medical care and areas. April 20. For two Fridays in April, unit Before retiring in 1994 as a a victim’s advocate will be assigned to AREA II: A Yongsan Community victim advocates will pass out sexualsergeant major with loads of combat support the victim. Fun Fair Saturday will offer a display assault information to Soldiers at Campmedic hours, Johnson saw the sexes “It can be daunting for a victim to table of sexual assault self-help and Humphreys.grow closer together in co-ed have to choose between reporting prevention items. “SARC Cares about AREA IV: Multiple events will bebarracks and elsewhere on Army options right after a traumatic sexual You Campaign,” contact cards will hosted in conjunction with Child andposts. She compares today’s assault,” Johnson said. “Thankfully, be distributed at some walk-through Spouse Abuse and Military Child Monthenvironment to a college campus we now have SARCs who can help.” gates to ensure servicemembers have during April.
  • April 14, 200618 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly Bowling veteran rolls first 300 game at Humphreys ‘Strike Zone’ lanes By Mike Mooney Army base,” he said. “In my job, I spend Area III MWR a lot of time training with the Army, so it’s nothing unusual. Here at Camp CAMP HUMPHREYS — Hans Humphreys, we’re just part of the team.” Korean-American Schell is a 22-year veteran of bowling – In addition to bowling from Earth Day Run Set despite his tender age of 27. September through April, Schell also A Korean-American Earth Day 5-K And now the Camp Humphreys Air plans to play softball for the Air Force Run, will be held 8:30 a.m. April 22 at Force staff sergeant is also a part of team in the Camp Humphreys the Camp Carroll Fitness Center. Camp Humphreys bowling lore, rolling Intramural League. Runners may register until 8 a.m. the the first perfect game in the two-year He credits his dad, Vic, with his morning of the race. First and second history of the Strike Zone Bowling bowling success. He has carried as high place awards will be presented in the Center. as a 216 average, and is usually a following male and female age Schell rolled his sanctioned perfect scratch bowler in whatever league he categories: 29 and under; 30-39; 40-49; gem in the final game of his three game joins. 50 and over. The first 48 finishers series in the March 22 Wednesday Night “Dad was my coach and my receive a free t-shirt. For more information, contact Carlos Algarin at League, capping off a 762 series with inspiration,” he said. “He started me 765-8287/8118. 12 consecutive strikes. bowling when I was just five years old. “This is my second 300, but it was It’s a sport I really enjoy.” Attention All Artists! just as exciting this time as the first one Schell receive a gaggle of prizes for All submissions for Korea Region was,” Schell said. “Being the first person his 300, including a new bowling ball Morale, Welfare and Recreation Arts to do it at the Strike Zone makes it extra from Strike Zone Manager Yi Tok-su, and Crafts Contest are due Saturday. special.” and a collection of Area III MWR There will be novice and experienced The 16-lane Strike Zone opened on MWR COURTESY PHOTO promotional items from Area III groups for all categories: ceramics, April 2, 2004. Several bowlers have Hans Schell, an Air Force staff sergeant Business Operations Division Chief Mike wood, fibers and textiles, glass, metals flirted with perfection, but Schell is the stationed at Camp Humphreys, recorded the Ross. and jewelry, drawings, prints, water first bowler to accomplish it. first 300 game during the Wednesday Night “In addition to the Area III base painting, oil base painting, mixed “You need to have a little luck to go League at Strike Zone Bowling Center. ‘Champions’ jacket and other items, we media - 2D, and mixed media - 3D. with the skill to put the ball in the right also gave him one of our new MWR Submissions can be turned in to the place,” Schell said. “It was just my was to call his wife, Jessie, in Great Value Books,” Ross said. “We figured Yongsan Arts and Crafts Center, Bldg. night.” Falls, Mont., waking her up to tell her since he knocked down 300 pins, we’d 4253 on South Post. For more Schell rolled his first perfect game in the good news. give him the $300-plus Value Book as a information, call 725-6070. 2002 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., His second move was to go to the bonus.” and collected his only 800 series in field with his unit, the 607th Combat “All of us are very happy,” Yi added. Fitness Instructors, October of 2004. He carries a 202 Communications Squadron, as part of “We have now had our first 750 series Personal Trainers Sought average in the Wednesday night league. the RSOI-Foal Eagle Exercise. (last year) and our first perfect game. The Crown Jewel Sports and Fitness Center is seeking group fitness His first move after the perfect game “It’s kinda fun to be Air Force on an Our next target is our first 800 series.” MWR RecTrac means prizes for patrons instructors and personal trainers. All applicants must be certified, preferably with a current CPR/First Aid certification. For more information, call By Cara Masterson pertinent information, such as birth registered in RecTrac will be entered. Carlos Algarin at 765-8287/8118. IMA-Korea MWR date and gender, will be used to study All names in the database will be the interests of certain demographic entered into a drawing for two grand Win a Trip to the States YONGSAN – Morale, Welfare, and groups. The registration process takes prizes. The first is an LG Laptop Participants can win a round-trip Recreation is running a prize giveaway approximately five minutes. computer and the second is a round- ticket to the United States, or an LG to encourage ID-card holders to After the initial registration, trip ticket to the United States. laptop computer, by registering in register early in the automated customers will only need to swipe RecTrac was fielded at the Yongsan MWR’s RecTrac. By registering with RecTrac system. their ID cards each time they visit a Arts and Crafts Center during March. RecTrac at any sports and fitness, RecTrac is an integrated software facility in lieu of using sign-in sheets. Implementation for the remainder of recreation center, arts & crafts center system that tracks the use of After swiping, the system will tally a Korea is as follows: or autmotiove skills center, recreational facilities in an effort to “visit” to the registered user. April: Camp Red Cloud individuals will become eligible for provide accurate reporting data. Reports will allow MWR to Community Activities Center, all a drawing to be conducted on MWR is adopting the software to increase efficiency by providing Yongsan facilities, Camp Humphreys American Forces Network - Korea better serve customers, monitor management with extensive statistical CAC and Camp Walker CAC. during the last week of June. For usage, and assist in obtaining funding data. It will monitor customer usage May: All Camp Red Cloud facilities, information on RecTrac or the to support leisure programs. Facilities during peak periods to determine if Stanley CAC, K-16 CAC, all Camp drawing, call 723-3730. where this system will be implemented there is enough equipment, space, Humphreys facilities, Camp Long Swim Instructor Sought include: sports and fitness centers, classes, etc to accommodate the CAC, Camp Eagle S&F, all Camp A Child and Youth Services swim swimming pools, crafts shops, installation population. It also permits Walker facilities, all Camp Henry instructor is being sought for the automotive shops, recreation centers, MWR to provide cross-usage of facilities, and Camp Carroll CAC. Yongsan area. The job is a NF-03 community activity centers, live programs. For example, a gymnasium June: All Camp Stanley facilities, position with a salary ranging form 26K- theaters and community events. may be able to facilitate a Youth Casey Carey Fitness Center, all K-16 34K per year. Applicants must submit RecTrac scanners are designed to Program during hours of low usage. facilities, all Camp Long facilities, all resume and NAF application DA Forms read the bar codes on the back of To facilitate the PT rush, unit Camp Eagle facilities, Suwon CAC, all 3433-1 and 3433-2. Additionally, local Common Access Cards, or CAC leaders will be given an additional Camp Carroll facilities. applicants in Korea must complete a Cards, of eligible patrons. During the card, as they become available, that July: All Camp Casey facilities, all Local Applicant Questionnaire. initial registration, the patron will be tracks the number of users. Soldiers Camp Hovey facilities, and all Suwon Resumes may be sent via e-mail to asked to enter information such as will not be required to scan their facilities. resume_naf@korea.army.mil. For name, sponsor’s name, social security individual ID cards during this time To be eligible, registration must be information, call or e-mail number, and birth date. All personal since a full count will be provided. completed by midnight July 7. Roxanne.chancellor@korea.army.mil at information is used solely to identify In an effort to boost early Winners will be drawn live on AFN the 738-2311. individuals in the database and will not registration, MWR has designed a following week. For more be provided on reports. Other promotion in which everyone information, call 723-8510.
  • Aprl 14, 2006 Page 21Distance learning delivers training toSoldiers as ‘21st century digital training’By Susan Barkley 2002, said all of the 274 digital learningArea III Public Affairs facilities Army-wide provide a mission CAMP HUMPHREYS — Soldiers accomplishment tool for the Army.must complete training at key points in “There is no TDY [temporary duty],their career in order to advance. Before no family separation and DLS isthe digital age, Soldiers had to wait for important for readiness by keepinga seat at one of the 33 schools operated Soldiers on station,” he said inby the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine enumerating some of the benefits ofCommand at 16 installations; they had Distributed Learning Systems and theto get orders and funding; and, they had digital learning facilities.to spend weeks or sometimes months DLS is currently hosting phase I ofaway from their units. Since the advent the Basic Non Commissioned Officersof the digital age, training comes to the Course. The instructor is at Fort Bliss,Soldier via digital learning facilities Texas and the 120 students in Korea areoperated by the Distributed Learning located at Camps Casey, Hovey,Systems for TRADOC. Humphreys, Henry and Carroll. BNCOC James Reynolds, Distributed is required for promotion to StaffLearning Systems Training Facility Sergeant and is designed to train SoldiersManager, Camp Humphreys and DLS to perform at the next level ofregional manager Asia-Pacific, said there responsibility.are 274 facilities Army-wide with seven Master Sgt. Thomas G. Hood, chief F. NEIL N EELEYin Korea. The facilities offer instruction of training for the Eighth U.S. Army Soldiers listen to instruction from Ft Bliss during a BNOC course held via distance learning.in quick deployment training, soldier Noncommissioned Officers Academy,schools, wartime mission training events said using DLS is good for the Army Battalion, is an Assistant Instructor for having to go back stateside.”and local unit training. and the Soldiers. BNCOC. He said this class has Soldiers Reynolds explained that the system Reynolds, who has been at the Camp “It is an excellent resource to share from his own battalion, 23rd Area provides full interface between theHumphreys facility since September information,” he said. “Individuals from Support Group, military police and instructors and students. There is an different locations learn collectively and military intelligence. He called it a good instructor camera that focuses on the share experience and knowledge.” mix. instructor and any documents or slides Hood said that although DLS saves BNCOC student Sgt. Tyrone Edelen, needed for the course. A student the Army a lot of money, he doesn’t look 348th Quartermaster Company, 194th camera zooms in on an individual at everything from that viewpoint. He Maintenance Battalion, said he likes the student when they ask or respond to a said that Soldiers who are assigned to distance learning environment. He question or enter into a discussion. Korea would be hard-pressed to added that he can interact with people There is also a document camera that complete the BNCOC during their tour world-wide. can interface with a DVD or whatever if they had to go back to the States for Senior Assistant Instructor, Sgt. 1st is needed. training. He said they would be far Class Cris A. Guthrie, Headquarters and Reynolds noted that Soldiers behind their peers in obtaining this Headquarters Company, 164th Air deploying to Iraq from Korea received crucial training. Traffic Services, said the digital course medical and wartime training and hadSenior Assistant Instructor, Sgt. 1st Class Staff Sgt. Justin Rooks, Company is beneficial because it gives Soldiers an interface directly with Soldiers andCris A. Guthrie at the instructor’s station. B, 2-52 General Support Aviation “a chance to knock out phase I without mission leaders in Iraq.Suwon Soldiers and ROK Airmen exercise togetherBy 1st Lt. David Marlow do something like this with the ROK1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment Public Affairs Airmen,” said Spc. Charles Love, a Legal Suwon Air Base — Soldiers of 1st Specialist from Virginia Beach, Va. “IBattalion, 35th Air Defense Artillery and made a lot of new friends today; someAirmen from the Republic of Korea 10th of the ROK Airmen practiced theirFighter Wing at Suwon Air Base got English with me and they even taughttogether April 7 for physical training and me some Korean.”to perpetuate the spirit of camaraderie “We are getting some good exercise,that has existed between the two units but this is really a great big ‘meet andsince 1-43 ADA’s arrival at Suwon in greet’,” said Battalion executive officer,1994. Maj. Beaver Huh. “Our level of “This was really a great day for both cooperation in the operational sphere isKorean Airmen and American Soldiers,” outstanding and gets better all the time.said 1st Lt. Shawn Park, spokesperson We have cooperated in force protectionfor the ROK 10th Fighter Wing. “We exercises, mass casualty exercises, andare two Nations, but we make up One we trained together during this recentTeam.” RSOI, but we need to get our young service members together more often SSG LISA EBELING Though stationed on a ROK Air Base,it is seldom that American Soldiers find to meet one another. Our young people Brig. Gen. Choi Mi-rock (left), 10th Fighter Wing commanding general, 1st Lt. Shawn Park,themselves rubbing elbows like this with are really the future of the ROK-U.S. 10th FW, 35th ADA Brigade Commander, Col. John Rossi, 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defensetheir ROK counter parts. “It was fun to Alliance.” Artillery executive officer, Maj. Beaver Huh, Pfc Phillip Samuels and Pfc. Kevin Mattimore.
  • April 14, 200622 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area III The Morning Calm Weekly HAES April Calender Homework Club, 17-24; Report Cards Go Home, 19; Club Day, Wednesday; SAC Meeting, 3 p.m. 20; Homework Club, 20, 24 and & 27; Parent Teacher Organization Meeting, 20, 6:30 p.m.; Parent/ Teacher Conferences, 21 – No school for students; PTO Book Fair, PHOTOS BY MIKE MOONEY 25-28; Club Day, 26; Transition Children will find 12,000 eggs at tomorrow’s egg grab. There should be enough for everyone. Humphreys to host Eggstravaganza Seminar for Sixth Grade Parents, 27, 5 p.m. Lent and Easter Services By Mike Mooney Other events will include blow-up and Zoeckler Station and Strike Zone areas. Freedom Chapel holds a Stations of Area III MWR carnival games, face painting, Project Buses can be taken to the field. the Cross service at 4 p.m. today, CAMP HUMPHREYS - The annual Identikit, Fire Safety, costume Although the forecast looks good, the and will be followed at 5 p.m. by the Area III Eggstravaganza Youth Festival characters, clowns and free food. The plan for extreme weather is to hand out Good Friday service. Easter Vigil planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday United Club and commissary vendors filled bags at the Commander ’s begins at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Easter at the Zoeckler Station field promises to have donated the hot dogs, chips and Community Center, Alaska Mining Co., Sunrise service begins at 6:30 a.m. be even bigger and better than the drinks, and the Camp Humphreys BOSS Strike Zone, post exchange and Easter Sunday, on Freedom Field. record-breaking event held last year. The program will prepare the fare. commissary. festival is open to all Area III children The final portion of the festivities is “But we won’t cancel unless it’s Town Hall meeting ages 12 and under – including the the Junior Olympics. absolutely necessary,” said Dave 6 - 8 p.m.April 18 in the post Theater due children of the Korean employees. Activities will include sack races, egg Watson, director of Morale, Welfare to CAC renovation. Come out and New to this year’s Eggstravaganza throws, a diaper crawl and other fun and Recreation. “It’s too big an event express your concerns or ask your is “Chickie Chingu,” a costumed baby games. Youngsters will receive a gold to delay.”Chicken and bunny 2&4: questions to the command. chick who is emerging from his shell. medal from the local Masonic Lodge for Chickie Chingu and the Easter Bunny Although the costumed character is new, entering the Junior Olympics. are getting ready to see all their friends BOSS Forum slated the hatching chick has been the official Parents are asked to park in the at this year’s Eggstravaganza Korea Region MWR will host a Eggstravaganza logo since the festival’s BOSS Forum at Camp Humphreys inception six years ago. CAC from April 18 through April Five-year-old Corbin Fawcett 21. Awards banquet is, April 20 suggested “Chickie Chingu” in a name from 5:50 -10:30 p.m. in the CAC. the mascot contest. Chingu is the Korean word for friend. Corbin will serve as Road Closure Master of Ceremonies, escorting the O’Flanovan Loop and Gorvard Easter Bunny and Drive on Camp Humphreys will be Chickie onto the closed Apil 14 - May 9 to support Zoeckler Station an upgrade in the installation sewer field and fire the system. Minimum delays are starter ’s pistol to anticipated during this period. kick off the Egg Grab. Area III There will be Corbin Fawcett Eggstravaganza 12,000 eggs and Camp Humphreys will host the Area nine special prize eggs up for grabs. III Easter Eggstravaganza tomorrow, Bags will be provided by Morale, Chickie Chingu and the Easter Bunny are getting ready to see all their friends at this year’s from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Welfare and Recreation. Eggstravaganza Zoeckler Station sports field. The event features 12,000 Easter Eggs up for grab, a youth festival, junior Area III celebrates Army Earth DayApril 17 olympics, free T-shirts & bags, and By Bobbi Kubish treatment plants and the local HazMart environmental responsibility is more golden eggs worth special prizes. All Area III Environmental Division (hazardous waste control center). In than a one-day event whether you are Area III children – American & CAMP HUMPHREYS – Saturday, addition, the Humphreys Ray E. Duke an active-duty Soldier or a civilian. Korean (and their parents) are invited. April 22, 2006 marks the 36th annual Memorial Library will be showcasing Army Earth Day exemplifies a daily observance of Earth Day, founded by environmentally-themed literature and commitment to the stewardship of the Scholarships offered Senator Gaylord Nelson. The first Earth the Directorate of Plans, Training, public resources entrusted to military The Alpha Omega Sigma Chapter Day in 1970 rallied more that 20 million Mobilization and Security has organized care in the US and overseas, including of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Americans was the largest grass roots the Community Clean-Up of the Anjung- the lands entrusted to the Area III Incorporated is offering over movement in U.S. history and created ri area the morning of April 22 and is in family by our hospitable host nation, $5,000 in scholarships to what has become the environmental need of 200 volunteers. the Republic of Korea. graduating high school seniors movement today. Within Area III, Army units generated Daily the Environmental Division across the Korean peninsula Area III is celebrating Army Earth 60,000 lbs of hazardous wastes in FY05, and HazMart work diligently to help the Applications are available at High Day through a variety of activities. The an amount that was greatly reduced Soldiers and civilians remain School Counselors Offices or Environmental Division is kicking off from 180,000 lbs in FY04 thanks to the environmentally compliant and aware from any member of the Alpha the first monthly, 3-day Korean National implementation of an Environmental of Area III Environmental Policies and Omega Sigma Chapter. POC: Maj. Environmental Compliance Officer Management System, six Area III programs, such as the monthly 40- Rex Boone HOC 527th MI BN course (KECO) April 18th - 20th and is Environmental Policies, a newly hour Environmental Compliance APO AP 96271 or conducting a Teacher Workshop on committed command, Environmental Officer course and the hazardous rx_boone@yahoo.com. Project WILD, an award-winning Compliance Officers, Soldiers, and material shelf-life extension and free national environmental education Environmental Division and HazMart issue programs. For more information curriculum, tomorrow.. staff. on any Earth Day activities or Area III The ED is also providing school field Though Earth Day is April 22, it is environmental programs or policies call trips to the water and waste water important to remember that the Environmental Division at 753- 7964.
  • April 14, 2006 Area IIIThe Morning Calm Weekly 23 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweeklyEnglish camp – a window on American life more chances to speak English and Spanish teacher at OAHS, had learn American culture,” she said. Korean students in her classes as “American people have lots to learn well as hosting two of the girls. She about us too.” saw the camp from the vantage point Pak said that the students study of being a teacher as well as a host English but concentrate on grammar family. and reading because there are too “I would love to see this program many students in the class to teach go two ways and get our kids visiting conversation. her [Pak Eun-hee] school even if it “By participating in this program was only for a day trip,” she said. they have English [speaking] friends The two teachers were planning to and they have to do activities together extend their new friendship with Pak in English. They have lots of volunteering to come to Osan once chances to talk together,” she said. a week to teach Korean to Army Lt. Col. Steven M. Elkins Landsberry’s students. and his wife Bonnie hosted three Marie Cullen, principal at OAHS, students at their family housing said she and Air Force 1st Lt. quarters on Camp Humphreys. Jennifer Geeslin, 51st Fighter Wing Choi Byeong-ho said he liked P u b l i c A f f a i r s O ff i c e , p l a n n e d riding the school bus. “We don’t itineraries together that included have them in Korean high schools. base tours, visits to a flight AIR FORCE PHOTOS We walk, use public transportation simulator and the flight line, goingBaek Jin-sol gets a hands-on demonstration of a simulator by Capt. Sean Baerman, 51st or our parents take us to school.” to lunch with their AmericanOperation Support Squadron, during her tour of the Air Base.. Kim Min-joo, another student escorts, attending classes and evenBy Susan Barkley stereotypes that they’ve seen in the staying with the Elkins, said she going to a pep rally.Area III Public Affairs movies. It’s good for them to see found American schools to be very “The Korean students seemed to CAMP HUMPHREYS — U.S. first-hand, not just from the media, different from Korean schools. enjoy being in the classes. I kiddedForces Korea has hosted its first Good but getting to know us as “American classes are longer than them one day and told them thatNeighbor English camp last spring. individuals.” Korean classes,” she said. She also they had homework from their ownThis year, for the first time, Osan Shin said she prefers Korean food liked the fact that there are school,” she said. “At first theyAmerican High School was included but conceded that steak is her supplemental classes and activities looked alarmed and then they got theand that meant that Camp Humphreys favorite American food. after school. joke.”families also participated by hosting “I’ve been touring the base, eating Kim Eon-ji, also staying with the Cullen added that she thought it10 sophomores from a Korean high American food and making new Elkins family, said she liked all of the was a wonderful experience forschool and giving them a first-hand American friends,” Shin said. teaching materials she found in the both the Korean and Americanlook at life in an American family “I’ve never met any Americans American classes. students.during the April 4 -8 camp. b e f o r e t h i s . I t ’s m y f i r s t “They have been the same as my “I don’t think there’s anything Air Force Staff Sgt. Christy Chung, experience,” she said. “Americans own to host,” said Bonnie Elkins. more important that we can do inan air traffic controller with 51st and Koreans aren’t’ that different. “Teenagers are teenagers.” today’s world than to try to promoteOperational Support Squadron hosted We are all people.” The family took the students to understanding between two culturesShin Huio-eun. Chung said she Pak Eun-hee, the English teacher the post exchange and commissary and people who live, think and eatrecommends the program to all at the Korean Tourism Senior High a n d o n a t o u r o f t h e 1 9 4 th differently because that is of courseAmerican service members. School in Songtan who escorted the Maintenance Battalion area including what makes the difference in the “TheKorean-American relationship students during the English Camp, the motor pool and large vehicle world of the future,” she said. “Iis extremely important. What we do said that although she has met many maintenance areas. think this is a very valuablehere in extremely important … our foreigners she also learned lots of “There was a good deal of p r o g r a m . We c a n s t a r t t o w o r krelationship with the Korean people things by taking part in the camp. interface,” she said. “They were able proactively to help peopleis absolutely vital,” she said. “We can “More students should take part to climb around the equipment.” understand or at least give it a tryshow them that we aren’t the in this program so that they can have Donna Landsberry, French and to understand others.”Bonnie Elkins with the three students that stayed in her family housing quarters on Camp Korean high school students attend classes with American students during their visit to OsanHumphreys. Choi Byeong-ho (left), Kim Eom-ji and Kim Min-joo. American High School
  • April 14, 2006 Page 25Camp Hialeah trees to flourish at Camp HenryMilitary community, annually plants many environmentally-friendly trees. We are doing our best to make this a green city by replanting trees.”Korean citizens gather As part of that ongoing effort, 60 Soldiers and Cub Scouts from the Daegu enclave joined Daegufor Arbor Day activities City residents March 17 on a hillside near Keimyung University for the city’s annual tree-planting event. The gathering marked the 34th consecutive yearBy Galen Putnam the military community has joined local residentsArea IV Public Affairs to plant trees side-by-side. In all, 2006 trees, CAMP HENRY — A little bit of Camp Hialeah will symbolizing the year, were planted as part oflive on despite the installation’s impending closure as Daegu’s long-term goal of planting 10 million treessix cherry blossom trees were transplanted to Daegu throughout the city.during the Second Annual Camp Henry Arbor Day When asked about the value activities such ascommemoration here April 5. the Camp Henry tree-planting ceremony, participant More than 80 Area IV Support Activity officials, Kim Ok-gi, a Daegu Cub Scout master, pointed toNam-gu District dignitaries and residents, including a group of Korean and American Girl ScoutsKorean and American boy and girl scouts participated mingling and said, “I like that particular scene. Thein the tree-planting ceremony marking the Republic of planting tree event is good in the sense that theKorea’s 61st Shik-mog-il, or Arbor Day Scouts actually achieve something fruitful as wellcommemoration. as building our relationship.” “U.S. Army troops first arrived at Camp Hialeah on One Korean scout had an idea for next ArborSept. 16, 1945 following the ROK’s liberation from Day.Japan,” said William E. Christman, deputy to the KIM CHONG-IL, CPOC “I wish we could bring Troop #81 scoutgarrison commander, speaking on behalf of Area IV Daegu Weblos Scout Patrick Waters (left) and Tiger Cub Scout members to Palgong Mountain or Apsan MountainSupport Activity Commander Col Donald. J. Hendrix. Nicholas Cannon (right) get an assist from Korean Cub Scouts to plant trees next Arbor day,” said Ku Sung-yun,“While that chapter will soon come to a close in Busan, Pack Chin-hyong (second from left) and Kim Yong-chol during a ninth-grader from Waryong Middle School.the fond memories of Camp Hialeah will live on through the Second Annual Camp Henry Arbor Day commemoration . Besides the camaraderie, some scouts enjoyedthese trees.” The scouts planted cherry blossom trees relocated from Camp just plain getting dirty. Arbor Day is a significant holiday in the Republic Hialeah in Busan. “I like digging in the dirt and it is pretty funof Korea as the peninsula was vastly deforested during preserving the environment are very important for our planting trees because they are good for thethe Japanese occupation of 1910 – 1945, and suffered quality of life,” said Pak Yong-duk, director of the environment,” said Boy Scout Brendan McKinley.much further damage during the Korean War 1950- Nam-Gu District Urban Development Bureau. “To “Everybody should plant trees because they give1953. preserve the natural environment and promote a off oxygen.” “People are recognizing that taking care of and pleasant urban environment, our Nam-gu District See Trees on Page 28 Smashin’ Good Time Visitors to the Gyeongju Traditional Drink and Rice Cake Festival participate in pounding ddeok, or rice cake, from a rice mixture. The annual event, which resembles a rural marketplace or village feast, is being held tomorrow through Thursday at Hwangseong Park in Gyeongju, a 90- minute drive from the Daegu enclave. Visitors can sample traditional drinks, and taste a wide array of rice cakes and experience making them. Other activities include traditional Korean tea ceremonies, foreign folk art performances, samul nori music performances, and celebrity shows by Korean entertainers. Admission is free. Foreign language volunteers are available to assist visitors. English speaking assistance is also available at 054-1330 to get more information about the festival. HAN MI-AE, GYEONGJU CITY CULTURAL & TOURISM OFFICE
  • April 14, 200626 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly Town Hall Meeting Set A Town Hall Meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Monday, in the Youth Center, Bldg. 252, on Camp Walker. This is a forum to ask questions of Col. Donald J. Hendrix, Area IV Support Activity commander, the Area IV staff and other community service providers. Discussion topics are Army Family Housing, and the new pet policy. A construction projects update will also be presented. Parking is available in front of Kelly Fitness Center. For more information, call Kevin Jackson, Area IV public affairs officer, at 768-8072. Volunteer Recognition Ceremony Scheduled The annual Area IV Volunteer Recognition Ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. April 21 on Camp Walker’s Kelly Field. Registered volunteers and their sponsors should pick up tickets at Army Community Service by April 17. For more information, call Bonnie McCarthy at 768-8126. PFC. OH, KYO-DAE EEO Office Relocates The main building of the Daeseong Temple is called Dae Woong Jun. A variety of Buddhist statues are on display inside the building. The Area IV Equal Employment Opportunity office has moved to Bldg. 1254 on Camp Henry. Anyone wishing to schedule an appointment Apsan: The perfect place for springtime stroll or register for training should call By Cpl. Park Kwang-mo Madonna Lachman at 768-8634. Area IV Public Affairs DAEGU — Apsan literally means “front mountain” in CCC Offers Help Korean, but more properly denotes “the front of Chemically dependent people often Daegu.” With its close proximity to Camps Walker, act unwisely or inappropriately while Henry and George, Apsan along with its many amenities under the influence of alcohol. and attractions, is practically on the front doorstep of Recognizing that there is a problem those who live and work here. is the first step toward recovering from alcohol dependency. Just a short drive or invigorating walk from Camp Acknowledge the problem openly, Walker’s Gate #4, Apsan is a perfect place for a stroll, and seek professional help from offering dazzling vistas of Daegu. Besides the beauty of clinicians who deal with chemical nature, Apsan accommodates several historic features dependency and recovery at the including the War Memorial Museum of the Nakdong Community Counseling Center. For River Battle, a memorial tower commemorating Korean help or more information, contact Jim War dead and thousand year-old temples such as the Kaderabek at 768-7434/6728. Anilsa and Daeseongsa. Other facilities include a library, swimming pool, ice skating rink, fitness trail, youth Employment camping ground, an archery area and more. Readiness Program The Camp Walker Community Activity Center Army Community Service conducts periodic guided hikes to Apsan. The next Employment Readiness Program is “Night Guided Hike to Mt. Ap” is 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. offering a free Microsoft Word class today and the following will be April 28. Participants 8 a.m. – noon, April 24 – 26. Early must be age 17 or older. Cost is $5. For information, sign-up is suggested because seats are limited. For information, call Lettie call Kim youn-hon, at 764-4123. CPL. PARK KWANG-MO Villarosa at 768-7951. For directions or information about Apsan Park, contact The main hiking trails on Apsan are paved and some are lighted for the Apsan Park Management Office at 625-0967. evening strolls Meet The CPOC Representatives from the Civilian Personnel Operations Center, located in Bldg. 1621 on Camp Henry, will be “on the road” visiting Area IV Support Activity installations. Starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, CPOC representatives will meet with employees at the Camp Hialeah Community Activities Center. The next session will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Camp Carroll CAC. Meetings are scheduled for 9:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 21, at the Area IV Support Activity Conference Room in Bldg. JUNG KWAN-SIG, NAM GU DISTRICT PUBLIC AFFAIRS JUNG KWAN-SIG, NAM GU DISTRICT PUBLIC AFFAIRS 1211. For more information, call A statue honoring student soldiers of the Korean War stands in front of Apsan is home to many historical sites including Eunjuk Temple. Visitors Audwin Lindsay at 768-6639. the War Memorial Museum of the Nakdong River Battle. have easy access to Apsan’s many modern and ancient attractions.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV April 14, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 27KSC, ROK Army conduct joint decontamination trainingBy Pfc. Oh Kyo-dae19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs BUSAN – A nuclear, biological or chemical attackis one of the worst-case scenarios any Soldier faces.That’s what makes NBC training so critical. In the spirit of cooperative training, 14 KoreanService Corp personnel from Area IV got together withSoldiers from the Republic of Korea Army’s Nuclear,Biological and Chemical 24th Special Forces and the53rd Infantry Division at Pier 8 in Busan for CombinedRear Area Decontamination Training March 29. Inaddition, a ship from the Republic of Korea Navy’s3rd Fleet Command, decontaminated Pier 8, addingan extra element to the joint exercise. Although the primary focus of the training wasdecontamination, additional NBC training wasconducted inside Port Command, ROKA, said Sgt.Maj. Noriel Y. Deleon, NBC sergeant major for the19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). The Combined Rear Area Decontamination Trainingwas requested by the ROK Army, said Choe Chun-yong, Falcon Headquarters, KSC, who was team leaderat the training. “This training is to support ROKA and local PFC. OH KYO-DAEgovernment agencies with the appropriate FALCON IIIFixed Site Decontamination System and personnel from Personnel decontaminate Pier 8 from a Republic of Korea Navy 3rd Fleet Command ship during Combined Rear Areathe 6th KSC Company to train and develop tactics, Decontamination Training March 29.techniques and procedures with the ROKA in order to Decontamination Apparatus used by the ROKA. “The Deleon and Choe said they were confident aboutsustain proficiency and confidence,” Deleon said. new FALCON is much easier and quicker to prepare the capabilities of the people who participated in the The joint training allowed the KSC personnel to and operate,” Deleon said. training.show ROKA Soldiers the capabilities of the new The 19th SC (E) was involved in the training to “All the participants are highly motivated andFALCON system, he said. provide oversight, assistance and feedback to help dedicated. In my belief, if a chemical attack was to The FALCON III Fixed Site Decontamination ensure the successful accomplishment of occur, these Soldiers and KSC personnel would beSystem is a newer system than the M12 Power-Driven decontamination training according to Deleon. able to execute their missions,” Deleon said. Ad goes here Ad goes here
  • April 14, 200628 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm WeeklyDaegu Red Cross recognizes volunteers NEWS & NOTESBy Steven Hoover Son Ki-sook, who volunteers in the Administration, Medical Records, Gospel ConcertArea IV Public Affairs local office as a field office assistant, Urgent Care, Primary Care and scheduled for ECC CAMP HENRY – Daegu enclave received the Clara Barton Award for Laboratory sections, he said the The Multicultural Gospel Service willAmerican Red Cross volunteers were Outstanding Volunteer Leadership. So volunteers are the clinics’ “jack of all host its second annual Gospelrecognized for their efforts at a luncheon Syoung-hyun, who helps with health and trades” in that they work where there is Musical concert 6 p.m. Saturday atceremony April 6 in the Evergreen safety classes, data input and translations a need. the Evergreen Community Club.Community Club. in the local office, received the “The volunteers we have (in the Camp Walker’s Multicultural Gospel The ceremony honored volunteers Exceptional Volunteer Service Award. clinic) serve a vital roll in providing Service Choir and Korean-bornwho spend their time helping at the singing group “Heritage of Faith” The following received Certificates of patient care,” he added. “Without them,Daegu Red Cross Office, Wood Medical will perform. Everyone is invited to Appreciation and a pin for years of the mission would continue, but it wouldClinic, Bodine Dental Clinic and the this free event. For more service: Kyong Park (11), Yang Yu-jin (6), be more difficult and maybe a little information, call 765-8004/8776.Veterinary Clinic, according to Jimmy Yi Yun-hui (5), Janet Curnow (2), Yu mechanical without a certain humanFinch, local Red Cross station manager. Yong-pong (2), and Son Young-ran (1). touch that they add through their Korean-American “This year is special for the American Lt. Col. Jack M. Davis, Wood Medical generosity and caring.” Earth Day Run SetRed Cross,” Finch said. “It marks the Clinic officer-in-charge, was the event’s The American Red Cross has A Korean-American Earth Day 5-K125th anniversary of our first chapter. guest speaker. He said that he’s seen approximately 1.2 million volunteers Run, will be held 8:30 a.m. April 22 atIn that time, the American public has first-hand the importance of Red Cross worldwide. For more information about the Camp Carroll Fitness Center.seen an ever evolving and improving volunteers. With volunteers working in becoming a Red Cross volunteer, contact Runners may register until 8 a.m. theorganization.” the Wood Medical Clinic Patient Finch at 768-7462. morning of the race. First and secondTrees from Page 25 place awards will be presented in the following male and female age In addition to the Daegu and Camp trees from Camp Hileah to Camp Henry, the Joseon Dynasty (1392 – 1910). It categories: 29 and under; 30-39; 40-Henry events, 16 members of the a similar tribute was held in Busan last wasn’t until President Rhee Seung- 49; 50 and over. The first 48 finishersCamp Hialeah community joined year. man issued a presidential proclamation receive a free t-shirt. For moremore than 500 local residents and “Transplanting a tree from Camp in 1949 that it became a holiday. The information, contact Carlos AlgarinKorean Soldiers at a tree-planting Hialeah to Pusan Storage Facility was a ROK government designated April 5 as at 765-8287/8118.activity hosted by Busan Metropolitan symbolic gesture to show that although Arbor Day as a result of the devastationCity April 5. Among the participants and deforestation caused by the Korean Apple Blossom Camp Hialeah will be closed in the Cottage Programswere Camp Hialeah Garrison future, the PSF will continue to War. While the forests have returned, The Apple Blossom Cottage SpouseCommander Lt. Col. Dansereau, operate,” said Pak To-yong, Camp government officials, teachers, school Group, at Camp Carroll, meets theBusan City Mayor Hur Nam-sik, and Hialeah community relations officer at children and thousands of Koreans third Friday of each month, at 11:30Maj. Gen. Seo Jin-hyun, commander the installations 2005 Arbor Day throughout the country continue to a.m. The next meeting will be Aprilof the Republic of Korea Army’s 53rd Ceremony. plant trees and other foliage, and clean 21. For more information, contactInfantry Division. Planting trees throughout the up forested areas to celebrate the Cha Yu-jin at 765-7049. Besides this year’s transplanting of Republic of Korea began at the end of holiday. Ad goes here
  • April 14 , 200630 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily “Gu-dohng-ahn bah-bu-syo-sum-nee-gah?” Language Instructor Kwon Min-sook Word of the week : joeng-mahl The phrase of the week : “I was really busy.” busy.” . Joeng-mahl ba-bbah-sum-nee-dah. really I was busy Conversation of the week I am sorry, but I couldnt go Oe-jeh moht-gah-soe there yesterday. jeh-sohng-hahm-nee-dah. Thats okay. Gwehn-chahn-sum-nee-dah. I forgot the appointment. Yahk-sohk-ul ee-joe-sum-nee-dah. Please come next time. Dah-um-ehn gohk o-ship-she-o. I should write it down in my Soo-choep-eh notebook. joek-geh-suem-nee-dah. Thats a good idea. Jo-un sehng-gahk-ee-shim-nee-dah. the date : Yongsan welcomes Korean students to time English camp