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  • 1. P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA June 9, 2006Volume 4, Issue 34 The Morning Calm Weekly is Pusan American Soldiers ‘come of School closes Page 26 age’ in Korea Page 16 nline Visit http:// In Over His Head Korea units win DA deployment awards By Pfc. Fay Jakymec show that the force here is pretty 8th U.S. Army Public Affairs adaptable. A lot of people put a lot of In the age of the war on terrorism, hard work into it,” said Capt. Sean perhaps nothing has become more Wood, 498th Corps Support Battalion important to the Army than the ability — the parent unit of the 305th to deploy its units rapidly and Quartermaster Company. effectively. In order to recognize organizations For Fiscal Year 2005 two units from that have accomplished this challenging Korea took top honors and received feat, the Department of the Army awards May 15-19 at a banquet held in annually awards the Deployment Alexandria, Va. The 305th Excellence Award to deserving units and Quartermaster Company from Yongsan installations. Garrison took first place in the small The objective of the award is to unit category and the 728th Military enhance unit and installation deployment SENIOR AIRMAN DARNELL CANNADY Police Battalion located in Daegu took skills and proficiency, to share Tech. Sgt. Manuel Laureles, 8th Services Squadron, bobs for apples in an octopus-filled tank top honors in the large unit category. innovative deployment initiatives and to during the 2006 Kunsan Fear Factor competition. Laureles bested five other servicemembers “It was pretty significant in that capture deployment training trends. in a variety of physical tasks and eating challenges to reign supreme as champion of the people aren’t used to deploying off of contest. For more pictures from the competition, see Page 18. Korea, so it was good recognition to See Awards Page 4 wards,Yongsan kennels take ‘top dog’ awardsBy Pfc. Tyechia Price commands from the handlers at various locations8th MP Brigade Public Affairs before navigating a course of hurdles and tunnels. YONGSAN GARRISON – Yongsan’s K9 Part of the team’s scores came from responsekennels proved their excellence by winning the and positions, as well as overall execution. “TheTop Kennel award in the 3rd annual USFK Canine judges look at everything, the response time,Competition May 22-26. finding the narcotics and explosives, and the way “It took a lot of dedication and heart. No one the handlers are able to understand their dogsgave up and everyone had a great attitude,” said through their [the dogs] actions,” said Sgt. 1stStaff Sgt. Douglas Walker, NCO in charge of the Class Andrew Baxter, military working dogYongsan K9 kennels. program manager. Twenty-eight dog teams from both Korean and After obedience tests, teams displayedAmerican militaries participated in the weeklong aggression. Being paired with another teamevent in various categories such as narcotics and member, handlers released their dogs, presentingexplosives detection, obedience, criminal bite techniques and dog speed.apprehension, endurance and agility. As the final test, the fitness course tested the After weeks of preparation and a barbeque physical endurance of both the dogs and theirgiven by host kennels, the competition kicked “We trained for a month building rapport and “We knew there were going to be around 30 stamina with our dogs during PT,” said Sgt.dogs going through the competition, so the Christopher Jasper, a K9 handler from Yongsan.kennels together worked nonstop during the day Jasper and his dog, Brett, won first place forto prepare for the visitors,” said Walker. the endurance course. PFC. TYECHIA PRICE The first day of events included the narcotic The course included push-ups, a run, loading Sgt. Michael Cooley, Yongsan Kennels, looks on his militaryand explosive detections. The dogs searched with kennels into vehicles and low crawling under working dog, Aires bites down on a protective sleeve worn bytheir handlers for the hidden items in vehicles, vehicles. decoy Sgt. Pablo Perez also from the Yongsan Kennels duringwarehouses and buildings. At the conclusion of the competition Col. Falkner the aggression segment of the USFK Canine Competition. The The next day, obedience and aggression were 3rd annual competition, held in Yongsan, hosted 30 dog teamsthe tasks teams contended in. Dogs took See K9, Page 4 during the week-long event, May 22-26.
  • 2. 2 June 9, 2006 Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly B Exercise your right to be heard – vote! Voting is a basic right and also provides information for E involved and support this program. privilege we should not take lightly. downloading the Federal Post Card The DoD sanctioned Overseas Our Soldiers, sailors, airmen, Applications and Federal Write in Citizens Voters’ Week (July 2-8) and L Marines, Department of Defense Absentee Ballot. The PFCA is used Armed Forces Voters’ Week (Sept. civilians, invited for registering and 3-9) are excellent times to push VAP contractors, technical requesting an absentee information in your communities. L representatives and their eligible family members deserve every opportunity to ballot and the FWAB is used when an absentee ballot has been These time periods provide an excellent forum for educating our fellow citizens, especially our young participate in the electoral requested, but not service and family members, who S process. received. may be exercising their right to vote As of today, there are 150 days You should register and for the very first time. We want to until National General Election Day, request an absentee ballot no make this an educational as well as E Nov. 7. Of course there are frequent and meaningful local, county and state elections across later than Sept. 1, for the National General Election. Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked a memorable event for them. Public affairs offices and the American Forces Network in Korea N America all the time in which we are all encouraged to participate. and mailed not later than Oct. 15. By now every unit USFK-wide are force-multipliers and key to a successful information campaign. Gen. B.B. Bell United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea D All commanders and staff should have a voting assistance Commanders and VAOs are principals should have a copy of the officer identified. VAOs have a vital encouraged to utilize these commander March 15, 2006, USFK Chief of task in emphasizing the importance resources to the maximum extent difference. S Staff memorandum and of the upcoming general election possible. We go together! Implementing Instructions for the and ensuring that all eligible I encourage all of our Soldiers, Conduct of the USFK 2006 Voting personnel are afforded every sailors, airmen, Marines, DoD Assistance Program. You can find opportunity to exercise their right civilians, invited contractors, these documents on a link on to vote through voter registration technical representatives and their # USFK’s Web site homepage and absentee balloting. eligible family members to exercise 10-06 ( Commanders and leaders down this important right. Remember, one General, U.S. Army usfk/vap/contents.html). This link to first line supervisors need to be person with one vote can make a Commander Below is a list of individual state primary and runoff election dates. Though some elections For the National General Election Nov. 7, individuals should register and request an absenteehave already taken place, voters from each state are encouraged to contact their unit Voting ballot no later than Sept. 1. Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked and mailed notAssistance Officer and take steps to participate in future elections. later than Oct. 15. For information, visit State State State StateState Primary Runoff Senate Representatives Governor State Primary Runoff Senate Representatives GovernorAlabama June 6 June 27 No 7 Yes Alaska Aug. 22 No 1 YesCalifornia June 6 June 26 Yes 53 Yes Wyoming Aug. 22 Yes 1 YesIowa June 6 No 5 Yes Guam Sept. 2 7-Nov. 1 Delegate YesMississippi June 6 June 27 Yes 4 No Florida Sept. 5 Yes 25 YesMontana June 6 Yes 1 No Virgin Islands Sept. 11 25-Sept. 1 Delegate YesNew Jersey June 6 Yes 13 No Arizona Sept. 12 Yes 8 YesNew Mexico June 6 Yes 3 Yes Delaware Sept. 12 Yes 1 NoSouth Dakota June 6 June 20 No 1 Yes District of Columbia Sept. 12 1 DelegateMaine June 13 Yes 2 Yes Maryland Sept. 12 Yes 8 YesNorth Dakota June 13 Yes 1 No Minnesota Sept. 12 Yes 8 YesSouth Carolina June 13 June 27 No 6 Yes New Hampshire Sept. 12 No 2 YesVirginia June 13 Yes 11 No New York Sept. 12 Yes 29 YesUtah June 27 Yes 3 No Rhode Island Sept. 12 Yes 2 YesGeorgia July 18 Aug. 8 No 13 Yes Vermont Sept. 12 Yes 1 YesOklahoma July 25 Aug. 22 No 5 Yes Wisconsin Sept. 12 Yes 8 YesKansas Aug. 1 No 4 Yes Massachusetts Sept. 19 Yes 10 YesTennessee Aug. 3 Yes 9 Yes Washington Sept. 19 Yes 9 NoColorado 8-Aug. 8 No 7 Yes Hawaii Sept. 23 Yes 2 YesConnecticut 8-Aug. 8 Yes 5 Yes Louisiana Nov. 7 Dec. 9 No 7 NoMichigan 8-Aug. 8 Yes 15 Yes American Samoa Nov. 21 1 Delegate NoMissouri 8-Aug. 8 Yes 9 No Puerto Rico NoNevada Aug. 15 Yes 3 Yes 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. 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  • 3. By Senior Airman Stephen Collier 8th Fighter Wing Public AffairsThe Morning Calm Weekly News June 9, 2006 3 Air Guard deploys to Kunsan Guard Army Birthday Ball Three F-16 wings deploy to ROK Set for June 16 By Senior Airman Stephen Collier “We bring members from [each unit] together to form theThe 8th U.S. Army announces the 8th 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs ‘Rocky Mountain Coalition’ to train in Korea and participateArmy Birthday Ball, 6 p.m. June 16, atthe Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul. KUNSAN AIR BASE — Elements of the 150th, 140th as a valued member of the Wolf Pack,” Scharf said.The event is hosted by Lt. Gen. David and 120th Fighter Wings from the New Mexico, Colorado The colonel added he has several goals for the membersP.Valcourt, commanding general, Eighth and Montana Air National Guards, respectively, have deployed of the 186th EFS.United States Army. Gen. B.B. Bell, here during the past week in support of their individual Air “Each of us are AEF partners, giving us the chance tocommanding general, United States Expeditionary Force rotations. work together,” he said. “Not only will we work together,Forces Korea, will be guest speaker for The ANG units, renamed the 186th Expeditionary Fighter but [we’ll do it] in an environment we haven’t been togetherthe event. Entertainment will consist Squadron and nicknamed the “Rocky Mountain Coalition,” in as a group. Many of our pilots haven’t flown outside theof video footage of 8th U.S. Army have integrated into the Wolf Pack in support of each unit’s U.S. We will integrate and be … a normal member of thiswarriors in action, an Army vocalist, a individual training requirements. Commander of the squadron, wing.”streamer ceremony featuring period Lt. Col. Mark Scharf, said each air guard unit was looking Each ANG unit, primarily from temperate areas of the Uniteduniforms, a DJ and dancing to close out forward to working with their active-duty hosts. States where the training weather is normally a dry heat, isthe night. now working in a humid, muggy environment. Scharf addedAnother highlight of the event will bethe announcement of 8th U.S. Army’s the different conditions make Kunsan a great trainingNCO, Soldier and KATUSA of the Year opportunity.for 2006. The deployment, not unlike those to Southwest Asia, willUniform for the night’s event will be be a busy one for the 186th EFS. As the unit becomes fullymess dress, dress blues, or formal Class operational in the coming days, it will take on the sameA uniform (with white shirt and black operations tempo the 35th and 80th Fighter Squadrons basedbow tie) for Soldiers. Comparable at Kunsan experience every day. Chief Master Sgt. Royappropriate civilian attire is required for Hannah, 186th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron NCOIC,civilians. Transportation will be said the goal of each deployed member is to go anywhere inprovided from various locations on the world to fly and fight.Yongsan Garrison as well as from “These three units under the AEF concept can goHannam Village. All shuttles are anywhere, and we are doing that right now,” Hannah said.scheduled to depart the ball and return When asked about performing the Wolf Pack’s mission ofpassengers to the place they originally “Taking the Fight North,” Hannah said the training hisboarded the bus. maintenance personnel were receiving allows them to fightTickets are available now for $35. side by side with the Wolf Pack.Everyone interested in attending “If our assets are needed, we’ll be right there [with the 8thshould see his or her unit representative Fighter Wing],” he said. “That’s what it means to integrate.”or contact Sgt. Maj. Pia Thompson, Scharf added the “individual effort” hospitality Kunsan hasat 723-4007 or e-mail given to his Guard members has been outstanding. AIR FORCE STAFF SGT. MATT A deployed crew chief guides an F-16 from the New Mexico Air National “There is always an organized effort at bases, which isArmy Birthday 5K Run Guard’s 150th Fighter Wing, commonly referred to as “The Tacos,” into nice, but this unit is [all about] the individual effort from theEighth U.S. Army wll sponsore a 5K place before bedding down. The 150th FW recently deployed to Kunsan folks that come over and just offer to help,” he said. “Everyonerun in celebration of the Army’s Air Base along with the 140th and 120th FWs, from the Colorado and is busy, but the folks from transportation, communications231st birthday. The event will begin Montana ANGs, respectively, where they formed the 186th Expeditionary and other offices are ready to support us. It’s a lot of workat Collier Field House, Yongsan Fighter Squadron as part of their Air Expeditionary Force rotation. for them and we appreciate it.” Army streamlines service uniformsGarrison, June 16. Registration willtake place 7:30-8:30 a.m., with therace beginning at 9 a.m. Road guardvests are required for all to one blue Army Service Uniformparticipants. Free T-shirts will beawarded to the first 300 finishers. Warrant Officer Recruiting Team Visits Army News Service called the Army Service Uniform) later date.A Warrant Officer Recruiting Team WASHINGTON – Army service and may continue to wear it. The consolidation of Armywill brief on qualifications and uniforms will be streamlined to one Improvements will service uniforms is part of aapplication procedures for becoming blue Army Service Uniform, the be made to the streamlining process. In 2004, theU.S. Army warrant officers. Monday Army announced Monday. fabric and fit. Army reduced the number ofthru June 24, the team will visit “World-class Soldiers deserve a Reduction of the battle dress uniforms from threeYongsan Garrison and camps simplified, quality uniform. The blue number of to one when it adopted the ArmyHumphreys, Carroll and Henry. For Army Service Uniform is a uniforms will Combat Uniform in place of theinformation on Henry or Carroll, call traditional uniform that is consistent reduce the Woodland Green Battle Dress768-7154; on Yongsan Garrison, call724-6330; and at Humphreys, call 753- with the Army’s most honored burden on Uniform (winter and summer7598. traditions,” said Sgt. Maj. Of the Soldiers for versions) and the Desert Combat Army Kenneth O. Preston. purchases and Uniform. That uniform IG Positions Available “We have all of these variations alteration cost. consolidation has been aThe United States Forces Korea and of uniforms – green, blue and Introduction in resounding success in terms ofEighth Army Inspector General’s white,” said Army Chief of Staff the Army Military soldier acceptance and reducingOffice is looking for officers and Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker. “It Clothing Sales the variety of combat uniformsNCOs who desire to become makes sense for us to go to one Stores should with which they must deal.inspectors general in Area II. Soldiers traditional uniform that is really begin in fourth quarterof fiscal year Army Blue as a uniform colorin the rank of major (branch sharp and high quality and which 2007. Introduction in the Clothing traces its origins back to theimmaterial) and Sgt. 1st Class (MOS Soldiers will be very proud to wear. Bag should begin first quarter 2009. National Blue and was first worn by42A/42L and 92Y) are sought to serve And that’s what we’ve done by The Mandatory Possession Date is Soldiers in the Continental Army ofas inspectors general. There is also adopting this blue Army Service expected to be fourth quarter fiscal opening for an IG position in the Uniform that reflects simplicity, year 2011. Besides tradition, the Armyrank of captain at Camp Humphreys. quality, utility and tradition.” A wear-out date for the Army Service Uniform reflects utility,For information, call Lt. Col. Levern Many Soldiers already own an Green Class A and White dressEady at 725-6739. Army blue uniform (now to be uniforms will be determined at a See Uniform, Page 4
  • 4. June 9, 20064 The Morning Calm WeeklyAwards from Page 1 Nominations were open to anyActive Army, Army Reserve, ArmyNational Guard units or fixed militaryinstallations that, with a deployment ordeployment support mission, havedemonstrated the ability to deploy orsupport a deployment in anexceptional manner during thecompetition year time frame. Units compete in one of the three COURTESY PHOTOcategories: deploying unit, supporting Lt. Gen. Ann Dunwoody, center, presentsunit and installation. Capt. Sean Wood, officer in charge, 498th The deploying unit category is Corps Support Battalion, parent unit of winnerfurther divided into the large unit 305th Quartermaster Company and Staff Sgt.(battalion and above to brigade/group David Kim, 498th Corps Support Battalion S-level) and small unit (company and 1, with the Deployment Excellence Award.below, teams and detachments). The areas that the committee looks to Operation Iraqi Freedom on. Weat when determining who deserves the received a warning orderaward are very specific. approximately Sept. 20 of 2004 to “They had a pretty long checklist have approximately two platoonsinvolved, but basically it was ready to deploy to Iraq with 30 dayseverything that you were supposed to notice,” said Capt. Frank Pescatello,do in regards to deploying a company; HHD, 728th MP Bn. “Basically wefrom all the paperwork and it also set those two platoons up forincluded the pre-deployment training success by having them do all theirprogram and also the personnel side, mandatory training to include a 10-so everything that it take to get a unit day block leave and live-fire exercisefrom Korea or stateside to the theater within that 30-day window.”of operations,” said Wood. “It shows the hard work and The ability of units stationed in dedication that went into the unit,Korea to deploy on short notice was both at the battalion staff level andput to into practice by the 728th MP the Soldier level, of the platoons thatBn. had to deploy,” he added. “One of the things that set [us] Winners of the DEA awardaside from the other units that we received a plaque from the Chief ofcompeted with was the short notice Staff of the Army and two unitdeployment that we sent our platoons members received a round-trip ticket “It shows the hard work and to Alexandria, to accept the award and to attend a banquet with senior dedication that went into the Army officials including the Army unit ... that had to deploy.” Vice Chief of Staff and the Army Capt. Frank Pescatello Deputy Chief of Staff.K9 from Page 1Heard III, 8th MP Bde. commander, even bigger.handed awards to the winning dogs and “We already have other KoreanK9 handlers for the individual national agencies from outside of thecompetitions. Seoul area interested in the next Organizers said this year ’s competition. This will expand to acompetition was the largest yet, with peninsula-wide event,” explainednext year’s competition looking to be Baxter.Uniform from Page 3simplicity and quality. white mess uniforms (and tunics,! In utility, the blue Army Service for women). Streamlining variousUniform provides a basic set of service uniforms into one Armycomponents that allow Soldiers to Service Uniform reduces thedress from the lowest end to the burden on Soldiers in the samehighest end of service uniforms manner that the Army Combatwith little variation required. Uniform (ACU) did for the field! In simplicity, the blue Army utility uniform.Service Uniform eliminates the ! In quality, the blue Armyneed for numerous sets of green Service Uniform is made of aClass A uniforms, service blue durable material that is suitableuniforms and, for some, Army for daily use without special care. Let The Morning Calm Weekly work for you Have an item for The Morning Calm Weekly? Send story and photo submissions and other items to For all submitted items include a point of contact name and telephone number. All items are subject to editing for content and to insure they conform with Department of Defense and Associated Press guidelines. For information, call 738-3355.
  • 5. June 9, 2006 Page 5 PHOTOS BY JIM CUNNINGHAMCommand Sgt. Maj. Hector Colon wraps the colors during the 509th inactivation ceremony June 2. The inactivation event is one that marks the retirement of the battalion colors for the last time.509th Personnel Services Battalion cases colorsBy Jim Cunningham Furthermore, these warriors found time to voluntarily Carson, Colo., Bernard said.Area I Public Affairs sponsor two Korean orphanages. “They ... processed more than 8,000 Soldiers in CAMP CASEY—The 509th Personnel Services “On May 1, most of the Soldiers standing before you addition to the 4,300 that were deployed,” Bernard said.Battalion wrapped their flag at 10 a.m. June 2. reported to their new assignments, spread out between “They conducted two division-wide and two Army-wide “We pray that even though it may be a sad day for two brigades and two battalion headquarters in the 2nd personnel asset inventories. They won the 8th U.S. Armysome, we pray that you will bless each Soldier here as Infantry Division,” she said. Supply Excellence Award for 2004. They hosted theyou have blessed them in the past, bless them in the “They are reassembled today to pay a final tribute to first ever Junior Career Fair for 2ID and Area I. Theyfuture as they go to serve in various units,” said Chaplain their command and colors. The inactivation of a unit is include personnel readiness across 2ID with fast team(Maj.) Mark Frederick, Fires Brigade, as he gave the last a solemn event, and the casing of the colors is just plain support for exercises in gunnery and on location recordinvocation for the 509th. sad. updates ultimately reducing outdated paperwork. They It was indeed a sad day for some, as tears and “It is important to remember that the casing of the flawlessly executed 509th’s first ever convoy live-firememories were rendered in the remarks. colors can be temporary, and many of you may find exercise.” “The inactivation event is one that marks the retirement yourselves serving once again under the 509th colors,” They conducted battle focused training at all levels,of the battalion colors for the last time,”said 2nd Lt. Carson said. ultimately validating a key status in all mission centralLauren Lachner, narrator of the ceremony. “I stand before you today full of pride in these great tasks, Bernard said. The command sergeant major passes the colors to warriors,” said Lt. Col. Alan Bernard, 509th PSB The battalion sponsored more than 130 children inthe battalion commander. The battalion commander commander. “What you see in formation represents two Korean orphanages, with weekly visits andlowers the colors and the command sergeant major to but a fraction of the nearly 500 Soldiers, Korean assistance with English lessons and special eventcase the colors. The battalion commander then passes Augmentation to the U.S. Army [Soldiers] and civilians celebrations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas andthe cased colors to the group who have been Easter. They participated in the USO Virtues Program;commander symbolizing the “Soldiers, your achievements are truly part of the in fact, Master Sgt. Hammond, one of their own,relinquishing of responsibility for monumental, you have stayed focused Warriors 1st coordinated all volunteer activities for these greatthe battalion. The group Battalion since programs throughout the Dongducheon area schools.commander then returns the and motivated. You are warriors first and June 2004. “Finally, they planned and executed a controlled,colors to the command sergeant champions always, I am honored to have “ T h e i r deliberate inactivation of 509th Personnel Supportmajor who retires the colors been your commander.” accomplishments Detachment -- turning in all equipment without loss orfrom the field. Lt. Col. Alan Bernard are significant,” he error,” Bernard said. There were lots of memories 509th PSB commander said. “They “They reassigned or relocated all U.S. Soldiers,recited in the remarks from deployed more KATUSA [Soldiers] and civilian employees,” BernardCommander Col. Jayne Carson. than 4,300 Soldiers of 2nd Brigade combat teams to Iraq, said. “Soldiers, your achievements are truly monumental; “Today is a sad day for the Army and for the Army insuring the casualty documents and manifests were you have stayed focused and motivated. You are warriorsAdjutants Generals Corps, as we case the colors of this correct. They seamlessly relocated personnel service first and champions always, I am honored to have beengreat warrior’s first battalion, and bring to a close another support and postal support for more than 1,500 Soldiers your commander.”chapter in the history of the 509th,” Carson said. “The with the closure of the western corridor.” There are still big plans for the outgoing Bernard. He509th was a well-trained and well-lead Army unit, I was The 509th published PCS orders for 4,100 Soldiers is going down to U.S. Forces Korea Joint Staff Personnelimpressed with how serious you were. The mail never from 2nd Brigade combat teams in the absence of levy to work as the deputy J1.stopped nor did the inbound and permanent change of briefs while they were in Iraq, and transferred theirstationing Soldiers.” military personnel files and promotion records to Fort E-mail
  • 6. 6 June 9, 2006 Area I The Morning Calm Weekly Mitchell’s Airing World Cup SeriesMitchell’s will be airing the World CupSeries soccer on its wide screentelevisions June 13 from 10 p.m. untilthe Korea versus Togo game iscomplete. Mitchell’s will also open itsdoors at 3:30 a.m. June 19 to air the 4a.m. game against France. Breakfastbuffet will be eggs, bacon, sausage,toast and coffee for $4.95. Mitchell’swill close after the game for its monthlyfacility maintenance. Camp Stanley Hosts Appreciation DayCamp Stanley will host an appreciationday block party at the Camp StanleyCommunity Activities Center Saturdaybeginning at 2 p.m. Free Bowling for SoldiersFree bowling for Soldiers will be offeredat Camp Casey Lanes effectiveMonday and will continue through JIM CUNNINGHAMAug. 31. It will be offered weekdays Capt. Nichelle Ruffin (facing) takes the colors from Lt. Col. Terry Hodges, Camp Casey garrison commander, to take command offrom 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. except holidays. Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment, U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Casey. Ruffin replaces outgoing commander, Capt. Jason Piechowiak. ASAP Clinics in Area IThe ASAP clinic is located at CampCasey, Building S-0802. For Ruffin takes command of HHD, USAG Caseyinformation, call 730-4172. On Camp By Jim Cunningham in Korea.” Area I Public Affairs Piechowiak was truly a superbStanley, the clinic is at Building T-2425,call 732-5455 CAMP CASEY — The change of c o m m a n d e r, H o d g e s s a i d . “H e command ceremony for the always made sure the mission was Texas Hold’em Headquarters and Headquarters successful regardless of the Tournament Detachment at Camp Casey June 2 d i f f i c u l t i e s , that i n c l u d e d t h eCalling all poker fans! Just when you began with an announcement that the mobilization of the 2nd Brigade.thought you couldnt wait any longer outgoing commander, Capt. Jason Also, when needed, he was the... round four of the series has been Piechowiak, was awarded the operations officer for the Directorset. Mark your calendars for June 24- Meritorious Service Medal for his of Plans, Training, Mobilization and work as commander of HHD. Security, and who could never forget25 at Camp Red Cloud’s Mitchells At the heart of the ceremony is his joint proficiency badge. He setClub. Sign-up now at the passing of the guidon, or the the standard in leading his Soldiers unit’s colors. The flag of colors for and Korean Augmentation to the Warrior Division Track a military unit is described as the United States Army Soldiers in the and Field Championship spirit or soul of the unit. It Noncombatant Exercise.The Warrior Division Track and Field symbolizes the colors under which “The standards you set in leadingChampionship will be held at Camp it fights. From the earliest times, your detachment were unparalleled,”Casey’s Schoonover Bowl Saturday. both savage and civilized people Hodges said. “We are equally excitedRace day registration begins at 8 a.m. have displayed a banner to identify in welcoming the new commander, Capt. Nichelle Ruffin greets visitorsCompetition begins 9:30 a.m. the specific unit and to serve as a Capt. Nichelle Ruffin, for her and well wishers at the reception for rallying point for their troops when outstanding support of our public t h e H eadquarters and Headquarters Warrior Division in battle. works. Detachment, U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Swimming Sgt. 1st Class Richard Henry “Capt. Ruffin, as you prepare to Casey Change of Command ceremony Championship received the guidon, or colors, then take command, it is more than just June 2.The Warrior Division Swimming p a s s e d t h e m t o the o u t g o i n g a mission in execution of yourChampionship will be held at Camp commander. Piechowiak passed the [Mission Essential Task List]; it’s aboutCasey’s Hanson Pool June 17. guidon to Lt. Col. Terry Hodges, the taking charge and taking care of ourRegistration begins at 9 a.m. Camp Casey garrison commander, most precious resources, the sonsCompetition begins at 10:05 a.m. who then passed them on to Capt. and daughters of the United States Nichelle Ruffin, incoming of America in Korea,” he said. Sunday Poker commander. When she accepted the “This is the most important Tournament colors, she took command of HHD. charge that I leave with you today.A poker tournament is scheduled at the The pride and respect for the HHD The rest is hard work and safeCamp Stanley Community Activities was reflected in the comments made operation, grade, resource, andCenter, 1 p.m. Sunday. during the ceremony. support from all, which will take “I was really surprised at how care of itself.” Summer Basketball hard the garrison Soldiers and “I commit wholeheartedly to League civilians worked,” Piechowiak said. giving 110 percent of my best selfThere will be a unit-level Summer “I had no idea, being combat arms. to support, sustain and undoubtedlyBasketball League game tonight at the “I now have a newfound respect achieve the garrison mission,”Camp Red Cloud Fitness Center. The for what everyone standing around Ruffin said. Col. Forrest Newton, Area I commander,game will begin at 6 p.m. here does every day, day in and day looks on attentively during the Change out, especially here on the front lines E-mail of Command ceremony.
  • 7. The Morning Calm Weekly Area I June 9, 2006 7Camp Caseyhosts 10 milerBy Jim CunninghamArea I Public Affairs CAMP CASEY—The 10-mile run closedSaturday morning with a new team to go toWashington, D.C. 10-mile competition for the U.S.Army. “We developed this race, since 1990, to selecttwo teams to participate in the Army’s Ten-Miler,”said Tom Higgins, Korea Region sports programmanager for Morale, Welfare and Recreation. “Theteams are a joint effort among Area I, 2nd InfantryDivision and the 8th Army.” Soldiers that run the race will go to theAssociation of the United States Army Convention inWashington, D.C., and represent the 8th U.S. Armyin the Army’s 10-mile run and in the 8th U.S. Armybooth at the convention. “This year’s race is capped at 24,000 participants JIM CUNNINGHAMin the final race,” Higgins said. “There are close to When the gun fired, 114 participants began the 10-mile run at Camp Casey Saturday. This run is preliminary19,000 already registered.” to the U.S. Army Ten-Miler at the U.S. Army Convention in Washington, D.C. There will be two active-duty Army teams with a time of 1 hour, 15 minutes and 37 seconds.representing the 8th Army, one in the men’s military The Women’s Master (40 years and more) wasopen, and one in the women’s military open. won by a civilian, Cindy Heckerl, from Department “We will compete for the commander’s award in of Defense Dependent Schools, Yongsan Garrison,both categories,” Higgins said. “We used to compete who finished with a time of 1 hour, 16 minutes andin a coed category and we won that category four 28 seconds. Lt. Col Elizabeth Bierden, Headquartersyears in a row. Then we switched to these two and Headquarters Company, 2ID, Camp Red Cloud,categories. These categories are the most took second place with a time of 1 hour, 21 minutescompetitive. Our teams have finished between third and 54 second; and civilian Mary Murphy of the 8thand fifth every year. Every year it gets more U.S. Army in Yongsan, took third place with a timecompetitive.” of 1 hour, 55 minutes and 53 seconds. The 8th Army runners have been among the In the Men’s Division, the fastest time for racefastest in the Army for several years, in fact, if it was 54 minutes, 50 seconds in the Men’s Masters Tom Higgins, Korea Region sports program manager for MWR, gives the briefing before the run Saturday.were not for a suspicious package last year, the category (40 years and more) ran by Lt. Col Martyrunners for 8th Army may have won the event. Muchow from Defense Logistics Agency, Camp “Last year there were no results because there Walker.was an alert related to a package left on a bridge in In the Men’s Open (29 years and less) first placeWashington, D.C., so the runners were diverted and went to Staff Sgt. Clinton Mercer E Company, 2-there were no results,” Higgins said. 52D General Support Aviation Battalion, Camp “We had six of the top 20 finishers last year, so Humphreys. Spec. John Rodrigues, 307th Integratedwe believe we actually won that event last year in Theater Signal Battalion, Camp Carroll, placedthe men’s category, but there were no results. second with a time of 1 hour and 42 seconds. 1st “We have three of those runners back today in Lt. Joshua Parker, Company A, 1-72D AR, Campthe men’s category and three women runners back,” Casey, placed third with a time of 1 hour, 1 minutehe said. and 13 seconds. Korea Region MWR will retain 80 percent of the In the Men’s Seniors Division (30 to 39 years) Runners get plenty of hydrating liquids. Here a runner passingcost for this event. AUSA will retain approximately Maj. Samuel Volkman, Far East District U.S. Army the halfway mark receives his choice of water or Gatorade.10 to 15 percent of the cost. Corps of Engineers, Osan Air Base, placed first with “MWR will be providing the temporary duty a time of 55 minutes and 10 seconds, Sgt. 1st. Classtravel, the plane flights and the hotel,” Higgins said. Paul Lancaster, 36th Signal Company, Camp There were 114 participants in this 10 miler and Walker, placed second with a time of 57 minutes and24 were women. 30 seconds. Civilian Jeffrey Furner of Seoul In the Women’s Division, Women’s Open (29 American Elementary School, Yongsan, placed thirdyears and under), Capt. Elsa Bullard of 188th with a time of one hour and 52 seconds.Military Police Company, from Camp Walker, took For the Men’s Masters Division (40 years andfirst place with a time of 1 hour, 11 minutes and 12 more) Muchow placed first; Command Sgt. Maj.seconds. Capt. Jennifer Cannan, 2-2D Aviation, K- Mark Sullivan, 176th Finance Battalion, Yongsan,16, took second place with a time of 1 hour, 11 placed second with a time of 1 hour, 1 minute andminutes and 33 seconds. Capt. Tiffany Smith, 10 seconds. Civilian Patrick Noble, 19th TSC, CampHeadquarters and Headquarters Company, 19th Henry took third with a time of 1 hour, 8 minutesExpeditionary Sustainment Command, Camp and 30 seconds.Walker, took third place with a time of 1 hour, 21 “This is one of the keystone running events in theminutes and 9 seconds. U.S. Army’s Ten-Miler,” said Lt. Col. Terry Hodges, In the Women’s Senior (30 to 39 years) Beck garrison commander, Camp Casey. “This run is aPatten, a civilian from Seoul, finished first with a key event and will set the pace for the 8th U.S.time of 1 hour, 7 minutes and 35 seconds. Warrant Army 10-miler team.”Officer Olga Elliott, Detachment B, 516th Personnel A runnercloses in on the finish line during the 8th U.S. Army 10-Support Command , Camp Humphreys, placed third E-mail Miler Saturday.
  • 8. June 9, 2006 Page 9Driverreacts tobus fire COURTESY PHOTO Hours after the fire, a Yongsan wrecker crew recovers the bus.By David McNallyArea II Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — A U.S.Army shuttle bus returning from IncheonInternational Airport caught fire June 2. While the fire totally destroyed the bus,the Korean Service Corps driver reactedpromptly to evacuate passengers and to COURTESY PHOTOcontact the authorities. The charred bus stands “Were just glad that no one was DAVID MCNALLY empty on the side of theinjured,” said Area II Deputy Director of The interior of the 44-passenger bus is completely gutted by fire June 2 on the way back from Incheon. Incheon Airport Highway.Logistics John Wright. “Some things are The fire started at the rear of the bus, trucks had arrived at the scene and began Area II Transportation Specialist Yu Chin-irreplaceable.” in the engine compartment, he said. to extinguish the fire. yong. “Mr. To is a good driver.” The bus driver The driver attempted to put out the “This was another example of the Yu said all the drivers do safetyshowed great pres- flames with a fire extinguisher, but it soon partnership we have with the Koreans,” training and conduct daily preventiveence of mind in pulling became apparent the fire was too big. Wright said. “The Korean firefighters maintenance checks and services, orthe bus over and To said he was astonished when he responded quickly and professionally.” PMCS. The process is a systematicevacuating the saw the fire, and was determined to put The two American passengers waited check, where drivers performpersonnel onboard as out the flames as soon as possible. a safe distance away from the bus, until maintenance before, during and aftersafely and quickly as “I called the Yongsan Transportation another shuttle bus stopped and took any type of movement.possible, Wright said. Motor Pool and waited for the fire them to Yongsan. To has been a Yongsan bus driver for At about 8:15 a.m. trucks to arrive,” he said. “The fire By midday, a Yongsan TMP wrecker about three years. He drives shuttles to To Un-kiBus driver To Un-ki spread from the rear to the front, totally went to retrieve the bus. Incheon and K-16 Air Base. To startedsaid he smelled something out of the engulfing the bus.” The $80,000 2001 Hyundai Aero work as a laborer with the 9th KSCordinary. The fire occurred while the bus was Space LS was one of four such buses Company seven years ago. “I pulled the bus to the side of the road, on the 40-kilometer stretch of highway in service in Area II. Officials said the The cause of the fire is still underand then turned my engine off,” he said. connecting the airport to Seoul. The driver other buses were immediately inspected investigation.“I told my two passengers to get their said there was little traffic on the road at to rule out a systemic problem.bags and exit the bus.” the time. By 8:30 a.m. four Korean fire “I was relieved nobody was hurt,” said E-mail Red Cross thanks Summer bowling league strikes Yongsan LanesArea II volunteers for serviceBy David McNally for that matter anywhere, unless people and their By Jennifer Jackson Area II Public AffairsArea II Public Affairs organizations were giving in their hearts and with their YONGSAN GARRISON — Want a new YONGSAN GARRISON — The American Red pocketbooks,” Bell said. “We have been blessed with and innovative way to have fun this summer?Cross recognized Area II volunteers June 1 with a this marvelous organization literally through thick and The newly created Adult and Youth BowlingDragon Hill Lodge luncheon. thin.” League may be the answer. “Volunteering has many rewards,” said ARC Korea Special recognition went to Catherine Moug, for The Area II Yongsan Bowling Center isHub Manager Ahava Martin. “Volunteers work along the Armed Forces Emergency Services Award (Level offering a new summer league, the Adult andwith the paid staff to help keep the beat of the Red I); Lynn Gregory, for Health and Safety Award (Level Youth Doubles League. Last summer the youthCross alive.” II); and Doris Yanger and Capt. Jayme Hansen, for league only involved youth, but this year the Martin said volunteers help the organization to Good Neighbor Award. bowling center decided to create a new leaguethrive and succeed in providing services to the More than 133 Yongsan volunteers donated nearly for both youth and 13,000 hours of their time over the past 12 months, Parents or guardians or even family friends There are seven principles the ARC adheres to as providing $189,000 in services in the community. can participate in the new organization: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, Yongsan volunteers perform services such as: “This is an opportunity for parents toindependence, voluntary service, unity and universality. ! Instruct Red Cross cardio-pulmonary participate in a competitive event with their “Each one of these principles is displayed by our resuscitation, first aid and baby-sitting courses. children,” said Yongsan Youth Bowlingvolunteers,” Martin said. !Assist in the Red Cross offices as receptionists Coordinator and Tournament Director Tom Commander of U.S. Forces Korea/Combined and caseworkers. Bruce. “There will be a trophy for first placeForces Command/United Nations Command Gen. !Work in volunteer leadership positions. doubles team at the end of the summerB.B. Bell thanked Martin for her leadership and !Serve throughout the 121st General Hospital as league.”continued service. Bell presented Martin with a special lab technicians, nurses, pharmacists and administrative Because of a high transition of militaryrecognition award from the ARC. assistants. families to Korea during the summer months, “I look at the future,” Bell told her. “I hope that In the past 12 months, over 1,200 people have been the new league will help new families to beyou will be our leader and mentor for many years in trained in lifesaving skills such as first aid, CPR, and introduced to the types of facilities on base.the future.” water safety. The league is also a great way for incoming Bell also thanked special advisor to theARC Donna Coggin. See League Page 12 League, “The Red Cross could not function over here, or E-mail
  • 9. 10 June 9, 2006 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly June Jamboree hooks up kids, volunteers Community Policing By Cpl. Lee Yang-wonThe summer emphasis is community- Area II Public Affairsbased policing using DARE and bike YONGSAN GARRISON — Area IIpatrols. These patrols will be mobile kicked off its June Jamboree at Yongsanthroughout community housing areas Field No. 5 to give special-needsfrom 11 a.m - 7 p.m. The mission is to children a day of fun June 2.improve community relations andenforce regulations throughout these About 140 children participated in theareas. The patrols will also be event, an Exceptional Family Membermonitoring protective equipment for Program designed to help children.bicyclists, skateboarders and joggers. The program supports children by providing one-on-one relationships with Culture Tour volunteers during a day of variedK-16 Air Base and Moyer Community activities.Services Center will offer a tour of the With 280 volunteers, EFMP ManagerInsadong shopping district and Alexander Carter said this was one ofChangdeok Palace. The tour starts the best jamborees ever.10:30 a.m. June 17. Sign up at the the “This year we had a lot of familiesK-16 Community Activities Center, orMoyer CSC. out there participating, rather than just the kids enrolled in the program,” he Seoul USO Happenings said. “That made it into a great family PHOTOS CPL. LEE YANG-WON!The Seoul USO, along with AAFES day.” BYYongsan, will be sponsoring a Rock, Carter said it was great to see so Children participate in activities June 2 during the 20th “ June Jamboree.” The event is anPaper, Scissors Tournament. many parents participate. Exceptional Family Member Program designed to help special-needs children.Preliminary rounds will take place June “It helps me to build relationships17 at the Yongsan Main Exchange, and with parents for future issues,” he said.July 4 at the Yongsan festivities. “They know who I am.”Preliminary winners will receive a $25 “It’s an opportunity for us to provideArmy and Air Force Exchange Service some entertainment for these kids,” saidgift card, lodging and transportation Area II Commander Col. Ron Stephensto the finals. The grand prize will be a during his remarks at the openingtrip to Jeju Island. Register at the USO, ceremony at Yongsan Field No. 5. “Thisor at is just another way of taking care of!Purchase Metalica tickets at a five the community.”percent discount at the Seoul USO The festival, Stephens said, gives a! There will be a Canteen special family a great time, and from the kids’Monday and June 26 at the Seoul USO.Active-duty servicemembers can have prospective, it is a chance to enjoya meal at the Canteen for only $1. different kinds of activities they couldn’t in the past. Above: Special-needs children spend June 2!The Good Neighbor Program needs “The June Jamboree is also a way with volunteers and family.volunteers to have fun June 29. Spend Right: Children enjoy swimming pool gamesthe day with Korean school children, See Jamboree Page 12 Jamboree, at the South Post Pool during the jamboree.have lunch and go bowling. Call theUSO Camp Kim to sign up. Bowling Clinic SAHS JROTC cadets receive scholarships, awardsThere will be a middle school/teen By Isabel Chang Forty five cadets received variousbowling clinic from 3-5 p.m. July 3-7 at Seoul American High Schoolthe MP Bowling Center. For awards for accomplishments ranginginformation, call 738-4557. YONGSAN GARRISON — Seoul from academic to athletic to cadet American High School’s 24th Annual excellence at the local and national Basic English Class Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps levels. Representatives of the VeteransLearn basic English grammar 11 a.m. - Awards Ceremony commenced under of Foreign Wars, American Veterans,noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at the brilliant skies May 25. About 165 Falcon Sergeant Majors’ Association and othersArmy Community Services Outreach Battalion cadets marched onto the honored cadets with their presence andCenter at Hannam Village. For athletics field as the audience looked on direct presentation of the awards.information, call 723-6810. from the stands. Another Falcon Battalion accomp- Graduating senior cadets made a COURTESY PHOTO lishment was the return of 20 cadets Computer Club to Meet sweep of 41 Army, 18 Air Force, 2 Seoul American High School cadets receive from a successful completion of theThe next meeting for the Seoul awards May 25 at Falcon Field.Computer Club is 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Navy, and 2 Marine Reserve Officers’ week-long Primary Leadershipthe Seoul USO at Camp Kim. The topic Training Corps Scholarship Awards. program’s consistent annual statistics Development Course at Camp Jackson.for the meeting will be a demonstration Seoul American High School students of scholarship awardees is unrivaled. Donahue made closing remarks forof Microsoft Producer. There will be received $5.5 million worth in ROTC This year’s reviewing officer was the awards ceremony that praised thefree food and door prizes. For scholarships. Many of the cadets were Col. Scott Donahue, executive officer excellence of the Falcon Battalion andinformation, e-mail seoulcomputerclub multiple scholarship winners from to the Commander of the United Nations urged cadets to press forward in various colleges. Command/Combined Forces personal development as capable Three cadets received and accepted Command/U.S. Forces Korea, and individuals. These collective efforts will Case Worker Needed appointments to the United States proud father of Cadet Jenna Donahue, ultimately carry on the triumphs of thisThe Yongsan American Red Cross islooking for a part-time, after-hours Military Academy at West Point, one and three other children. The Falcon longstanding battalion, he worker. Interested U.S. citizens cadet received and accepted an Battalion was led by Commander Cadet “The mission of the JROTC programmay apply for this paid position. For appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, Col. Colleen Cullen and by Host is to motivate young men and women toinformation, call 738-3670. and one cadet received and accepted and Commander Cadet Lt. Col. Isabel be better Americans,” Donahue said. “It accepted an appointment to the U.S. Chang. Months of preparation became is not intended for high school students Area II Web site Coast Guard Academy. The school is evident as the cadets demonstrated to simply complete a four-year program,For up-to-date news and information, reputed to have one of the world’s best unrivaled proficiency in drill and go to college, and receive an immediatevisit the Area II Web site at http:// ROTC scholarship programs, directed ceremony while the reviewing party commission as a military officer. by Lt. Col. (Ret.) Donald Hedgpath, weaved in and out to inspect the is a program that will better prepare and SAHS Senior Army Instructor. The battalion. benefit students for life.”
  • 10. The Morning Calm Weekly Area II June 9, 2006 11Yongsan BOSS hits the beach for summer fun BOSSBy David McNallyArea II Public Affairs SUNG JUNG BEACH — More than800 Soldiers “took the beach” at the2006 BOSS Beach Blast in Busan. Better Opportunities for Single andunaccompanied Soldiers organizes theevent each summer. This year, 160 Area II Soldiersparticipated. “It’s our largest BOSS event of theyear,” said KORO BOSS ProgramManager Robert Lattanzi. Soldiers had to pay for accom-odations and transportation and somemeals. Sunday, the Korea RegionMorale, Welfare and Recreation BOSSoffice sponsored a “Beach Barbeque”with all kinds of beach activities. “There’s been a lot of goodfeedback,” Lattanzi said. “The Soldiers PHOTOS BY DIANA MERSONhad a fabulous time.” Soldiers try not to drop a water balloon during A tug-of-war is not the only event June 4 at Sung Jung Beach in Busan. Soldiers participated “This was my first Beach Blast in a relay race during the 2006 Beach Bash. in a body building contest, karaoke and held a beach barbeque during the 12th annual six years in Korea,” said Staff Sgt. a collaborative effort between unitDaniel Roman. “It was awesome.” BOSS representatives and MWR Roman is the 8th U.S. Army BOSS advisors. “They partnered among eachrepresentative. “I have never liked long other to make it a success,” he said.bus rides, but if I should have gone Soldiers also competed in basketball,before,” he said. “It would have given softball, dodge ball and bodybuildingme better perspective of BOSS and and karaoke contests hosted by ChinhaeKorea.” Naval Base MWR. Roman said everybody he spoke with Event sponsors gave away a freewas very satisfied. television, hotel stays, dinners and “It was the party of the year in airline tickets.Korea,” he said. Single and unaccompanied Soldiers from Soldiers proudly display the logo for this year’s Lattanzi said organizing the blast was E-mail across Korea compete in beach volleyball. event.
  • 11. 12 June 9, 2006 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly DAVID MCNALLY Yi U-nan works for the Installation Management Agency, Korea Region Office . Korean employee receives Author of the Year award Area II Public Affairs published in September/October YONGSAN GARRISON — 2005 issue of Public Works Digest. Army officials recognized a Yongsan In the article Yi described the employee as “Author of the Year.” Suggestion Program as an Yi U-nan from the Installation “opportunity for an individual to help Management Agency, Korea Region his or her installation, community and Office, was named Fiscal 2005 unit.” Resource Management Author of the Further, she detailed the steps Year. individuals interested in the program Yi wrote an article, “Suggestion should take in order for their Program Enhances Quality of Life suggestion to receive the best chance and Mission Readiness,” that was of being adopted.League from Page 9families to socialize and to interact with during the summer months, startedother members of the Yongsan Saturday and runs until Aug. 27. Thecommunity. league will meet at 3 p.m. every Sunday The league is also an opportunity for (except June 11 and 18) at the Yongsanparents and their children to be involved Bowling Center.and to have a great bonding experience For information and sign upduring the summer months, Bruce said. information, visit the Yongsan Bowling The league, a 12-week program Center or call at 723-7830 or 723-7938.Jamboree from Page 10of marketing the EFMP,” Carter said. “It School.lets parents know that special-needs “I came here mainly for my son,” saidservice is available in the community.” Col. Ben Williams. “He’s one of the special- Carter said the event will establish a needs kids at the elementary school here sonetwork regarding issues with special- I came here to be his battle buddy today.”needs children and seek coordination with The event shows the children in theparents. Exceptional Family Program how At Collier Field House, the children wonderful they are and the value theyplayed different games and activities with bring to the community, Williams said.volunteers, and later got to swim at theoutdoor pool near Seoul American High E-mail Visit the Area II Web site for more stories and community information:
  • 12. June 9, 2006The Morning Calm Weekly 13Options available for divorcing, separating couplesBy Capt. Christofer T. Franca the marriage was not in that state. a significant amount of property, whether it is realArea IV Client Services The most general rule regarding a court’s authority property (like a house or land) or personal property (like “I’ve heard that I can’t get a divorce while I’m to hear a divorce states that either of the parties to the cars and appliances), and it appears that the parties willstationed here in Korea.” perspective divorce shall have been a legal resident of not be able to agree on certain topics, then it might be in “I know that you can’t do a Separation Agreement that state for at least 180 days immediately prior to filing that person’s best interest to seek legal representation infor me, but what guidance can you give me if I want to the divorce. the state where they are filing for divorce.get separated from my spouse?” Q: How long will it take me to get divorced? However, even if legal representation will be required, These are examples of a common theme encountered A: This depends upon the state. In Michigan, for example, a Soldier or his/her spouse can still file for divorceat Client Services for Area IV. To help inform the minimum mandatory waiting period is 90 days. However, representing themselves, with the help of the Legalservicemembers about their legal rights and the services in Oregon, the minimum mandatory waiting period is 30 Assistance Office, and later hire a lawyer to continueavailable through peninsula-based legal offices, let’s days. Some states allow the parties to waive the mandatory the process and finalize the divorce.address some of the most frequently asked questions: waiting period, and in some states the mandatory waiting Q: Well, what if we don’t want a divorce, but we Q: Can I get a divorce while I am stationed in Korea? period can extend for up to two years. want to formalize our separation? A: Yes. Q: That’s all fine and good, but how do I get a divorce A: Then the best bet is to get a separation agreement. That is the simple answer. However, like anything, if I’m in Korea? Q: Can the Legal Office help me with that?for the simple answer to be realized, there are exceptions, A: In order to get a divorce while stationed in Korea, A: Yes. The Legal Assistance Office for Area IV willrules and procedures that must be first considered. It is the Soldier or his/her spouse must be confident that the prepare separation agreements for Soldiers or theirthe responsibility of the Legal Assistance Office to help divorce will be uncontested. Uncontested means that spouses. The separation agreement is a formalizedSoldiers or their spouses through this process, and to the parties to the divorce agree on everything, including agreement stating the rights and responsibilities of thediscover if the Soldier or his/her spouse has the option property distribution, custody of minor children, parties during the period of separation. It can includeof filing while being stationed in Korea. retirement benefits, etc. Where a divorce will be property division, financial support, retirement benefits, Each person should know that divorces are handled uncontested, the parties to the divorce can represent child custody, or just about anything the parties care toby individual states, and each state will have a different themselves. By representing themselves, it is not include.set of rules. Perhaps the most relevant rules for Soldiers necessary for the Soldier or his/her spouse to hire a Q: If I have a separation agreement can I have anand spouses to consider when contemplating a divorce lawyer. intimate relationship with another person?are: 1) What state has the authority to hear the divorce; In that case, the Soldier or his/her spouse should A: No. The separation agreement is an agreementand, 2) How long the divorce process lasts from start to come into the Legal Assistance Office and seek guidance between the parties to live separately, but it does notfinish. about the paperwork needed to file for and finalize their legally separate the parties for the purposes of establishing Q: Where can I file my divorce? divorce. If a State requires the parties to appear in court other intimate relationships. If a Soldier has a sexual A: In order for a court to hear a divorce, the state to finalize their divorce, then the Soldier or his/her spouse, relationship before getting divorced by a court of law,must have jurisdiction. This means that the court must with the help of the Legal Assistance Office, can at the they are committing adultery and he/she can behave the authority to hear a divorce between the parties. very least start the process. prosecuted under UCMJ Article 134.The state of legal residence is the best place for someone That being said, where a couple has been married for For information, contact your installation legalcontemplating a divorce to file their paperwork, even if a long period of time, over 10 years, and has accumulated assistance office.
  • 13. June 9, 200614 The Morning Calm Weekly June 9-15 Lucky Number Take the Lead The Da Vinci Code The Da Vinci Code Eight Below Take the Lead Lucky Number Slevin R PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG PG-13 Slevin R Over the Hedge Poseidon Poseidon Slither R No Show No Show No Show PG PG-13 PG-13 The Da Vinci The Da Vinci The Da Vinci Basic Instinct 2 Basic Instinct 2 Take the Lead Take the Lead Code PG-13 Code PG-13 Code PG-13 R R PG-13 PG-13 Poseidon Stay Alive Larry the Cable No Show No Show No Show No Show PG-13 PG-13 Guy PG-13 Take the Lead The Da Vinci Lucky Number Take the Lead The Da Vinci Lucky Number Take the Lead PG-13 Code PG-13 Slevin R PG-13 Code PG-13 Slevin R PG-13 X-Men III Goal: The Dream Goal: The Dream No Show No Show No Show Ice Age 2: The PG-13 Begins PG-13 Begins PG-13 Meltdown PGX-Men III: The Last Take the Lead -- Goal! The Dream The Da Vinci Code Lucky Number Slevin Poseidon -- (Kurt Russell,Stand -- (Hugh Jackman, (Antonio Banderas, Rob Begins -- (Kuno Becker, (Tom Hanks, Jean Reno) -- (Bruce Willis, Morgan Richard Dreyfuss)Patrick Stewart) Brown) Stephen Dillane) The murder of a curator at the Freeman) When a rogue wave capsizesThe continuing adventures of A former professional As an underprivileged Louvre reveals a sinister plot Set in New York City, a case a luxury cruise ship in thethe superpowered group, the ballroom dancer volunteers at Mexican-American immigrant to uncover a secret that has of mistaken identity lands middle of the North AtlanticX-Men, led by Professor a New York public school to growing up in the poor section been protected since the days Slevin in the middle of a war Ocean, a small group ofXavier, and based at his school teach dance. The hip-hop of Los Angeles, Santiago of Christ. Only the victim’s being plotted by two of the survivors find themselvesfor gifted students, as they try instincts of his students soon Munez seemed destined to granddaughter and Robert city’s most rival crime bosses: unlikely allies in a battle for theirto foster good will for mutants clash with his ballroom follow his father’s path in life: Langdon, a famed The Rabbi and The Boss. lives. Preferring to test thelike themselves, in a world methods, so he teams up laboring at menial jobs to earn symbologist, can untangle the Slevin is under constant odds alone, career gamblerwhere some people are born with them to create a new style just enough money to support clues he left behind. The duo surveillance by relentless John Dylan ignores captain’swith extraordinary powers, of dance. Eventually the his family. Naturally gifted, his become both suspects and Detective Brikowski as well as orders to wait below forand many ordinary humans students trust him and he amazing talent on the soccer detectives searching for not the infamous assassin possible rescue and sets outfear them for it. becomes their mentor. field was wasted in recreation only the murderer but also the Goodkat and finds himself to find his own way to safety. league games while he could stunning secret of the ages having to hatch his own only dream of playing on the he was charged to protect. ingenious plot to get them ... world stage of professional before they get him. soccer. Goal: The Dream No Show She’s the Man Stay Alive No Show No Show No Show Begins PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Mission Mission Impossible III Impossible III X-Men III X-Men III X-Men III X-Men III Lucky Number PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Slevin R The Da Vinci Lucky Number Lucky Number Take the Lead AT L No Show X-Men III Code PG-13 Slevin R Slevin R PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Lucky Number Take the Lead Lucky Number Take the Lead No Show X-Men III Lucky Number Slevin R PG-13 Slevin R PG-13 PG-13 Slevin R X-Men III X-Men III X-Men III Lucky Number Lucky Number Take the Lead Take the Lead PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Slevin R Slevin R PG-13 PG-13 X-Men III X-Men III Ice Age 2: The Stay Alive Stay Alive Stay Alive Stay Alive PG-13 PG-13 Meltdown PG PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 X-Men III Nanny McPhee Ice Age 2: The She’s the Man She’s the Man V for Vendetta V for Vendetta PG-13 PG Meltdown PG PG-13 PG-13 R R
  • 14. June 9, 2006The Morning Calm Weekly 15Fatherhood carries unique, sacred responsibilitiesBy Chaplain (Maj.) Kenneth R. Harris the chronological age of 18 or 21 display of love for his wife and his well as through my own.501st Sustainment Brigade years. dedication for family and work. Consequently, the meaning of Sunday, June 18, 2006, is Father’s A father is mature spiritually, His values, feelings and beliefs are fatherhood for me embraces certainDay. As the father of three (Kenneth, mentally, emotionally, financially and important to him. People who are beliefs, feelings, attitudes, values and17, Kendall, 14 and Kendric, 8) I, like physically when he embraces his employed along side him know of his emotions. Therefore the following,many fathers stationed in the Republic holistic responsibilities and all that it love for his God, wife, children and according to Claude L. Dallas Jr., areof Korea, realize the importance of entails. He may be 21 or he may be job. This is primarily because he some suggestions that I agree withmy role as a father. Fatherhood is a 40. Still, he wisely works to take care speaks of them always. As a father, for strengthening fatherhood:concept that implies tremendous of his family. And he heartedly he is consumed with being the very ! Initiate a father’s or men’sresponsibility and commitment to embraces his duties as a father with best christian husband, father, servant fellowship group at church. Let thespiritual leadership. love for his God, wife, children, work of God and employee possible. members determine the format, In fact, many in our armed and friends. Although there have been many meeting times and activities.forces and secular society today A father’s actions speak volumes. challenges for which I have been ! Have a “family circle at the table”desire to become fathers, but few He’s always aware that his children trained and educated, there has been time. The first time, ask each familyembrace the responsibilities that it could one day imitate his behavior. no greater challenge than my role as a member to share ways in which youencompasses. Quite frankly because So, he prayerfully tries to model father. can be a better parent.someone of the male gender has the appropriately. As a father, he There are varying degrees of ! Place your family on yourphysical capabilities to impregnate a demonstrates appropriate affection for challenge in being a father of three calendar. Schedule time alone withfemale doesn’t, in itself, qualify him his wife before his children. He allows sons — both through the different each family member, and have aas a father. Neither does reaching his children to witness his outward stages of each child’s life cycle, as “Happy Fathers Day 2006.” Area IV Worship Services Protestant Church of Christ 5 p.m. Camp Walker Catholic Collective Sunday 10 a.m. Camp Carroll Collective Friday 7 p.m. Camp Walker Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Camp Walker 10:30 a.m. Camp Henry 7 p.m. Camp Carroll Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Camp Hialeah 10:30 a.m. Camp Walker Korean Tuesday 7 p.m. Camp Carroll Mass 11:45 a.m. Camp Carroll 10:45 a.m. Camp Hialeah Korean Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Camp Walker Mass Saturday Camp Walker 12:45 p.m. Camp Walker Korean Thursday 11 a.m. Camp Hialeah For additional information, contact the installation 1 p.m. Camp Carroll Praise & Worship Sunday 6:30 p.m. Camp Walker chaplain’s office. Ad goes here
  • 15. June 9, 200616 The Morning Calm WeeklyComing of age in Korea Spc. John Friend is helped with one of three costume changes; each one representing a change of social status. changes robes and hats three times. Each costume to differently. “He’s no longer talked down to as you Pfc. Andrew Day is the youngest particpant in the coming of change represents a change in social status.” would a child,” he said. age ceremony. An elder presides over the ceremony reading from Yu laments that the old ways are often lost on KoreanBy F. Neil Neeley a scrolled text. Each candidate is asked to repeat youth. “You don’t see this kind of ceremony muchArea III Public Affairs portions of the scroll at different intervals during the nowadays,” he said. “That’s too bad; we ought to CAMP HUMPHREYS - Two Humphreys Soldiers ceremony. share that sort of spiritual asset with our sons and and one airman joined 28 Korean airmen from the 7th Since the ceremony was entirely in Korean, the daughters.” ROK Air Force Air Communication Service Group in youngest American, the 21--year-old Day, had some a coming of age ceremony held at the Pyeongtaek trouble following the rituals and had to be gently Etiquette Education Center May 15. coached by his two helpers. “I was very confused,” Spc. John Friend, 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion, he said. “I’ve never experienced anything like this Pfc. Andrew Day, 557th Military Police Company, and before. It was fascinating.” Tech. Sgt Michael Kron, 607th Combat Friend was better able to follow along with the Communications Squadron, each donned traditional ceremony because he speaks some Korean. Korean costumes for an elaborate ritual signifying their “I think it’s a great opportunity to experience Korean coming of age. culture,” he said. “Usually foreigners can view a “The coming of age ceremony has its roots in ceremony like this but they have no opportunity to Confucianism,” said Cho Su-ha, director of the participate. So this is a very special and unique thing Pyeongtaek Etiquette Education Center. “In former for me. Now I feel that I have the responsibility of an times, a boy’s coming of age was celebrated at 15 but adult on my shoulders.” now it is at 20.” At the end, each new adult is presented with a Cho explained that the purpose of the ceremony is certificate bearing his new name. to educate youngsters who become 20 years old about “Each individual’s name speaks something about their responsibility and identity as an adult. their character,” said Yu Pom-tong, Area III community “During the ceremony the parents sit at the right relations officer. “It’s important for you to take your side of the ceremonial place and observe,” Cho said. own name seriously and live up its promise.” “Two helpers assist each participant with a tea Yu explained that after a coming of age ceremony, ceremony and costume changes. Each participant a boy is shown the respect of a man and is even spoken Tech. Sgt. Michael Kron eats a rice cake during the tea ceremony. PHOTOS BY F. NEIL NEELEYSpc. John Friend is surrounded by helpers and an elder, (left) during the tea ceremony. The elder reads ceremonial text with the aid of his helpers.
  • 16. June 9, 200618 The Morning Calm Weekly Marines, sailors share time with ROK counterparts, ‘good neighbors’ By Navy Journalist 1st Class David McKee Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea Public Affairs POHANG – U.S. Marines and Army Birthday 5K Run sailors at Camp Mujuk, Pohang, Eighth U.S. Army will sponsore a 5K hosted a barbecue May 5 to share time run in celebration of the Army’s 231st away from work with their Republic birthday. The event will begin at Collier of Korea counterparts and neighbors. Field House, Yongsan Garrison, June More than 100 people took part in 16. Registration will take place 7:30-8:30 the barbecue relaxing, playing a.m., with the race beginning at 9 a.m. horseshoes, chess and “Hacky Road guard vests are required for all Sack®.” participants. Free T-shirts will be “The purpose of this barbecue is to awarded to the first 300 finishers. simply get away from the work section for an afternoon and enjoy Area II Pool League chatting with some of our Korean The Area II Pool League is seeking new neighbors; an afternoon of sunshine, members. The group meets at 7 p.m. good chow, camaraderie, and each Tuesday at the Main Post Club, relaxation,” said Marine Lt. Col. Mark Harvey’s Lounge and the Navy Club -- F. Giorno, Camp Mujuk officer in all on Yongsan Garrison. charge. Membership is open to any ID cardholders, family members, retirees, The participants included Korean COURTESY PHOTO security guard personnel, Pohang Camp Mujuk Officer in Charge Marine Lt. Col. Mark F. Giorno serves grilled steaks May 5 to Department of Defense civilians or chief of police and police officers, Pohang City police officer at a “Good Neighbor” picnic. contractors and individuals sponsored by ID cardholders. for information, call firemen from Pohang Fire Station, city and sailors need this type of thing to acquaint ourselves with others on the Brent Abare at 723-3691 or e-mail council members and camp break up their routine and unwind. camp who we rarely interface with, employee’s concessionaire and their Seeing one another in an informal like the Korean security guards, and families. Students from the Camp setting decreases the stresses caused show them we care about them and Win a Trip to the States Mujuk staff English classes, along by the high ‘op tempo’ that often consider them part of the Mujuk Participants may win a round-trip ticket with many children were present to exists at the camp, especially during team,” Choe said. “We should do to the United States, or an LG laptop celebrate the Korean national holiday exercises.” more things like this. It was a good computer, simply by registering in Children’s Day.” For U.S. Marine Sgt. Woo-hyun morale lifter.” MWR’s RecTrac at any sports and “The locals that attended seemed to Choe the barbecue was a chance to Camp Mujuk falls under U.S. fitness, recreation center, arts & crafts appreciate the fact that we want to be relax and to stay in touch with people Marine Forces Korea and consists of center or automotive skills center. For considered as friendly neighbors of he is too busy to see on a daily basis. Marines on temporary duty from host information on RecTrac or the drawing, theirs,” Giorno said. “The Marines “It was a good opportunity to units in Okinawa. call 723-3730. Swim Instructor Sought A Child and Youth Services swim instructor is being sought for the Yongsan area. The job is a NF-03 position with a salary ranging form 26K- 34K per year. Applicants must submit resume and NAF application DA Forms 3433-1 and 3433-2. Additionally, local applicants in Korea must complete a Local Applicant Questionnaire. Resumes may be sent via e-mail to For information, call 738-2311. Junior Golf Instruction Offered at Sung Nam Sung Nam Golf Course has announced their Junior Golf Instruction Program for PHOTOS BY SENIOR AIRMAN DARNELL CANNADY Fear Itself Summer 2006. The program is open to junior golfers and those interested in learning the game from ages 7 to 17. Instruction times and dates are 9 to 11 Soldiers and airmen stationed at Kunsan Air Base recently put a.m. each day, June 26-30. The location is their courage to the test during the two-day 2006 Kunsan Fear Yongsan Driving Range (June 26 and 27) Factor. Modeled after a television game show, contestants and Sung Nam Golf Course (June 28-30). faced their fears in a variety of physical challenges and by The instructors are all “Class A” members eating distasteful items. of the PGA of America and equipment At Left: Spc. Jesse Moore, Battery D, 2/1 Air Defense Artillery will be provided to those without. The Brigade, carried a fire hose through an obstacle course during program is offered at no charge. For the “fireman’s challenge” portion of the competition. information, call Jim Shaw, PGA, Sung Above: Airman 1st Class Ryton Hitzel, 8th Logistics Readiness Nam GC assistant general manager, at Squadron, sinks his teeth into a helping of liver. While 736-3483. contestants on the NBC’s “Fear Factor” vie for cash prizes and TMCW Submissions national exposure, locals faces their fear simply to satisfy their To have an event featured in The love of a challenge ... and liver. Morning Calm Weekly, e-mail information to
  • 17. June 9, 2006 Page 21 Lt. Col. Kubica challenged each and every company to match the 1,000 day record. that to go over a thousand days with no mishaps -- that is very impressive and I’m proud to be part . that,” he said. of Army Regulation 385-40 defines a Class A accident as one in which the resulting total cost of property damage is $1million or more; an Army aircraft or missile is destroyed, missing, or abandoned; or an injury and/or occupational illness results in a fatality or permanent total disability. A Class B accident is one in which the resulting total cost of property damage is $200,000 or more, but less than $1 million; an PHOTOS BY F. NEIL NEELEY injury and/or occupational illnessChief Warrant Officer Scott Maxwell (left) and Chief Warrant Officer Dave Mozden, both maintenance test pilots with Company C, 2-52 General results in permanent partialAviation Support Battalion, pre-flight check a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter prior to a maintenance test flight. disability, or when five or moreAviation unit lands safety recognition personnel are hospitalized as inpatients as the result of a single occurrence. A Class C accident is one in whichBy Susan Barkley “making smart decisions day-to-day Delta Company does all of the the resulting total cost of propertyArea III Public Affairs to ensure that we don’t have unscheduled maintenance and some damage is $10,000 or more, but less CAMP HUMPHREYS – accidents. of the scheduled that we can’t do. than $200,000; a nonfatal injury thatCompany C, 2-52nd General “It’s nothing I’m doing. It’s It’s between us and them to keep causes any loss of time from workAviation Support Battalion, was nothing that any other leader is this place going and safe.” beyond the day or shift that itrecognized June 2 for going over doing. It’s the young Soldier that’s Chief Warrant Officer Andy occurred; or a nonfatal occupational1,000 days without a class A, B or sitting there making the right call Kellaway, a maintenance test pilot illness that causes loss of time fromC accident when Lt. Col. Scott L. when we’re out flying a mission and with Co. C, said the flying in Korea work (for example, one work day) orKubica, commander, 2-52nd GAS saying ‘hey, that’s not safe. We is more hazardous than normally disability at any time (lost time case).Bn., added a streamer for safety need to change that’,” he added. encountered in the United States due Although the milestone wasexcellence to their guidon during a Chief Warrant Officer Bryan E. to numerous wires, the terrain and achieved May 2, the streamer wassafety stand-down day. Boyd, Co. C aviation safety officer, limited visibility year round. not presented until the safety stand- In remarks, Kubica challenged said achieving 1,000 accident-free “What that award means to me is down day.each and every company to match days is a total unit commitmentthe 1,000 accident-free days. from the most junior private to the “There’s no doubt in my mind commander.that you can achieve that,” he said. “The commander sets the“It’s being alert and paying attention example and holds peopleto detail that allows us to go a accountable,” he said.thousand days with less than a D.” Co. C is the dust-off unit and as Kubica said he would like to give such, often has injured or sicka streamer to every company in the patients in the aircraft. They also flybattalion. on short notice and in “less than “The milestone isn’t going for a favorable weather conditions,” saidcertain time accident free, the Almquist. “It takes the involvementmilestone is to prevent all accidents,” of the entire crew and the entiresaid Maj. Brian D. Almquist, team to make sure that we continuecommander, Co. C, 2-52nd Bn. “I to stay safe.”think this is a great achievement and it Spc. David Forrester Black Hawkreally represents what the young mechanic crew chief, Co. C, 2-52ndSoldiers and first line supervisors are GAS Bn., said “We earned thisdoing day-to-day to make sure they award by doing maintenance by thefocus on safety.” book and having Delta Company Spc. David Forrester performs a daily maintenance check under the cowl of a UH-60 Black Hawk Almquist credits the Soldiers for there whenever we needed them. helicopter.
  • 18. 22 June 9, 2006 Area III The Morning Calm Weekly Gyeonggi Province hosts Humphreys Soldiers Directorates Moving to By Susan Barkley Zeockler Station Area III Public AffairsThe Area III command group and CAMP HUMPHREYS - Seventyseveral directorates have either people from Area III were the guests ofalready moved or are scheduled to Gyeonggi Province May 26 for a tourmove to Building 1280. There may of some of the cultural assets of thebe times when personnel are not province. Soldiers, civilians and familyavailable by phone, please be patient. members first drove to Icheon to viewThe moving schedule is as follows: the Jinro Ltd. soju factory that Already moved to Building 1280 manufactures 3 million bottles of sojuThe Safety Office, Directorate of each day.Resource Management and Plans, Following lunch, the group headedAnalysis and Integration Office, and to the International Ceramic ExpositionMWR have relocated. Moving where they had a chance to make theirtoday – Public Affairs Office. own hand- and wheel-thrown pottery. Moving Monday – Area III The last stop was the Korean FolkCommand Group, Camp Humphreys Village near Suweon where the customsOfficer of the Day, Directorate of and lifestyles of past generations ofEmergency Services. Koreans, including life during the Joeson Moving Tuesday – Directorate of Dynasty, have been faithfullyPlans, Training, Mobilization and reproduced.Security. After a bulgogi dinner and Phone numbers for offices and transportation back to Campdirectorates moving into building Humphreys, the participants were eager1280 will change to the prefix 754 for their next taste of Korean culture.effective with the move. For example, Contact the Community Relationsthe staff duty number will be 754- Office at 754-7652 for information on6111 effective Monday. opportunities to experience the culture Personnel clearing any of these of your host nation.directorates must plan accordingly. Anti-Terrorism Exercise ScheduledArea III will be conducting anAntiterrorism Exercise at CampHumphreys June 20–21. Theinstallation is expected to go to Force PHOTOS BY SUSAN BARKLEYProtection Condition Delta for a (clockwise from top) Staff Sgt. Cynthia Cargile, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, Area IIIperiod of time on at least one day Support Activity, gets a pottery making lesson; Master Sgt. Dennis Robidoux, Department ofduring the aforementioned time Plans, Training Mobilization and Security, has a food fight with his Korean meal; A stone statueperiod. Access to the installation will stands watch in the Korean Folk Village; SA soju bottle washing machine at the Jinro Ltd. sojube limited and some services may be factory.closed. Freedom Field Off-Limits Wonju Long/Eagle newcomers tour WonjuFreedom Field will be OFF LIMITSthrough July 31 for seeding and turfbuilding.No activities are currently beingscheduled for the field. Osan American High School RegistrationSchool Registration is still availableat Osan American High School. Visitthe Web site at http://w w w. o s a n _ h s . p a c . d o d e a . e d u /school/registration.htm or contactDong Hee Kelley at 753-8274. Do You Want to Kick the Habit?A four-session tobacco cessationclass is offered 3-4 p.m., eachTuesday in June at the educationcenter. Call the health promotioncoordinator at 753-7657 to registerfor class. Area III News & NotesTo advertise an item in the Area IIINews & Notes section of The PHOTO BY F. NEIL NEELEYMorning Calm Weekly, call 753-8847 Joe Bell, (right front) deputy commander,Wonju enclave, explains how to use Korean taxis to a recent newcomers’ group.The next newcomersfor submission requirement. orientation at Long/Eagle will be June 16. Newcomers will be given a tour of downtown Wonju, complete with a lesson on using public transportation and a complimentary meal in a Korean resterant. For information, call Diana Bordenski at ACS, 721-3665.
  • 19. June 9, 2006The Morning Calm Weekly Area III 23Art knows no language barriers By Susan Barkley Pyeongtaek city support was shown Area III Public Affairs by the participation of Min Yeon-suk, CAMP HUMPHREYS – About 75 wife of Song Myeong-so, Pyeongtaek people gathered at Cheongdam Lifetime mayor, Bae Yeon-suk, vice chairman of Cultural Center, adjacent to Cheongdam the Pyeongtaek City Council, Kim Hak- High School May 24 to open a unique kyu, director of the Office of art show comprised of 375 entries from International Exchange Affairs. Other students at Humphreys American guests included educators, Elementary School, Osan Middle and businessmen, and Master Yi Hey-song High Schools, ShinHan High School and who founded Cheongdam School in Cheongdam students. 1975. Yi is the master monk at Doseon In opening remarks, Col. Michael J temple near Seoul. Taliento Jr., Area III commander, said The exhibit was on display at the exhibit provided a chance to Cheongdam High School until May 31 “celebrate the beauty of our children’s and was then transferred to the Camp imagination.” Humphreys Community Activity Center The project was organized by Dong for display that ended Sunday. Hee Kelley, Area III School Liaison Lee Keun-woo, director of Office, who said the Korean schools Cheongdam Lifetime Cultural Center, were very positive and welcomed the said he was very honored to host this PHOTO BY SUSAN BARKLEY project. first official event in the cultural center.(from left) Col Michael J. Taliento Jr., Area III commander, Yu Pom-tong, Area III community She hopes this is the first of many Lee said the door to the culturalrelations officer, Master Yi Hey-song, master monk at Doseon temple, and his attendant admire joint projects that may expand to center is open to all Soldiers and familystudent’s artwork. include workshops in the U.S. schools, members and he plans to sponsor joint music performances and sports cultural activities including classes in events. traditional Korean music and dance. PHOTO BY F. NEIL NEELEYPfc.William Woeger, 568th Medical Company, admires the children’s artwork displayed in the PHOTO BY SUSAN BARKLEYHumphreys’ Community Activity Center. Mounting the exhibit at the CAC gave Camp Humphreys Performers from one of the traditional music classes wait to perform during opening ceremoniesSoldiers a chance to see the talent of local students. at Ceongdam Lifetime Cultural Center.Area III railhead: Then and NowBy Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Frace BMCT continued to process movement requests andArea III Support Activity to issue train tickets from their compound, and CAMP HUMPHREYS – In 1953 United States worked closely with the installation to support andForces Korea acquired over 1.7 acres of land adjacent manage the the Pyeongtaek railroad station for use as a The Korean National Railroad requested that therailhead. The railhead was used for multiple purposes existing load ramp and office be demolished andto support logistics and training of units on the Korean relocated 100 meters north in 1999 to accommodatePeninsula. new rail lines. With the support of the Ministry of The area had minimal space and facilities to National Defense and the KNR, construction of a newconduct major movements, but it was used quite office and a new 85-ton fixed ramp began in Februaryextensively in the past. The Quonset huts adjacent 2003 with a completion date of June 2004. Thisto the fenced area of the railhead provided work space construction was funded by the Korean Nationaland living areas for the members of the 138th Branch Railroad Authority and has given USFK an extendedMovement Control Team, part of the 25th capability to perform all railhead missions within theTransportation Theater Control Movement Agency area. PHOTO BY F. NEIL NEELEY(now the 25th Transportation Battalion Movement Today this facility is fully operational and provides The railhead compound in Pyeongtaek features a rampControl). The Quonset huts were used until the 1999- units the opportunity to train servicemembers on permitting vehicles to drive right up to the level of railcars for2000 timeframe. railhead operations. In the future with the easy loading and unloading of materials. In 1987, additional facilities were constructed that transformation of forces on the peninsula to Area missions.included expanded loading and marshalling areas and III, there will be a larger railhead operation that will Stay tuned for more Camp Humphreys history asa 60-ton fixed ramp to support rail operations. The support forces for onward integration and training we build the future of Camp Humphreys and USFK.
  • 20. June 9, 2006 Page 25USFK commander visits Daegu enclaveBy Steven HooverArea IV Public Affairs CAMP HENRY – With a title like United NationsCommand/Combined Forces Command/United StatesForces Korea commander, it’s evident that Gen. B. B.Bell has a great deal of territory to cover. To better acquaint himself with the “places andfaces” of Area IV, Bell, who took command of UNC/CFC/USFK Feb. 3, made his first visit in that capacityto the Daegu enclave May 31. Bell, along with his wife Katie, spent about fivehours touring various organizations on camps Henry,Walker and George. He was also accompanied by Brig.Gen. H. T. Landwermeyer, Installation Management Gen. B. B. Bell, UNC/CFC/USFK commander, takes time outAgency Korea Region Office director, and UNC/CFC/ during a tour of Army Community Services to speak with Pfc.USFK Command Sgt. Maj. Barry C. Wheeler and his Brandi Devasier, assigned to the 188th Military Police Company.wife Pat. Henry Better Opportunities for Single and They were escorted by Area IV Support Activity unaccompanied Soldiers Council.Commander Col. Donald J. Hendrix, who said “it [the At Camp Henry, the contingent toured Detachmentvisit] was a great opportunity for the community to C, 516th Personnel Service Battalion, and then finishedshow Gen. Bell what we are about and how we all the day at Army Community Service.come together to support one another.” “This is the first opportunity I’ve had to come look The tour began at Camp George, with stops at the PHOTOS BY STEVEN HOOVER at this community from the inside out,” Bell said, “and,Child Development Center and Taegu American School. Gen. B. B. Bell, United Nations Command/Combined Forces the first thing I will tell you is that this is a terrific “I think the visit went well,” said Hyacinth Smith, Command.United States Forces Korea commander, plays catch community of dedicated patriots, volunteers andCDC director. “[Gen. Bell] asked a lot of questions with Kyra Karstens at the Child Development Center located on employees, all pulling together to be successful hereand gave a lot of positive comments about our facility. Camp George, during his visit to the Daegu enclave May 31. in this great area of Korea.”He and Mrs. Bell seemed to enjoy interacting with the Kyra is the daughter of Maj. Chris and Laurine Karstens, 19th Bell also said that he “understands that there arechildren. He also had a chance to talk to a couple of Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). challenges in this community. There are fiscalthe parents who were picking up their children. He is “I thought it might be a nice twist on his visit,” challenges – making sure they have enough money tovery supportive of Child Development Services and Burton said. “Most of the time, when dignitaries visit meet all of the requirements – and, there are installationwanted to make sure that we have what we need to they are usually the ones handing out the accolades. and facility challenges, in terms of the quality of therun our program.” Since I had met him before in Germany, I thought facilities that we afford our families, youngsters and After spending time at TAS speaking with students, giving him a memento from this trip was the right servicemembers.teachers and administrators, Bell’s traveling party thing to do.” “I took a lot of notes,” he added. “I’m going toheaded over to Camp Walker where they toured School After being briefed on the happenings, current and take those back with me to the headquarters at YongsanAge Services and the Middle School/Teen Center. future, with Youth Services, the visitors headed to the and go to work on all the issues, so that this community In a turn of usual events, Mark Burton, acting Evergreen Community Club for lunchtime meetings down here can have a better experience in andirector for Child and Youth Services, presented Bell with members of unit family readiness groups, the environment where I think they are already doing awith a coin from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Hangul Spouses Association and the Camp Walker/ terrific job.”CSCT #2 members recognized by Korean ‘4-star’By Galen Putnam provided invaluable “This is an opportunity for theArea IV Public Affairs assistance in the SROKA commander to recognize the SECOND REPUBLIC OF KOREA development of Rear U.S. folks in his organization. EvenARMY COMPOUND, Daegu – Soldiers, C o m b i n e d though we are Team #2, we are reallycivilian employees, contractors and even Operations System part of SROKA,” Maisano said. “It isfamily members across the peninsula for the Second truly an honor to be recognized by thereceive accolades for their contributions. Republic of Korea commanding general of SROKA.”It is rare, however, for USFK Personnel Army.” CSCT #2 is a multi-composition,to receive the “four-star treatment” from Lefever is on his joint and combined organization. Thea Korean flag officer. way to U.S. Army unit’s mission is to provide the That’s exactly what happened when Reserve Command coordination link between Combinedtwo officers from Combat Support at Fort McPherson, Forces Command, United States ForcesCoordination Team #2 were honored Ga., and Maisano is Korea, SROKA and the serviceduring a ceremony featuring a Korean headed to the G P ALEN UTNAM components; to facilitate U.S. combat,military band and formation of more Pentagon. Lt. Col. Kevin D. Lefever (left) and Lt. Col. Gene Maisano, both combat support and combat servicethan 250 ROK Soldiers here June 1. “It is amazing to from Combat Support Coordination Team #2, salute Gen. Kwon support, operational planning and Lt. Col. Kevin D. Lefever, deputy have six formations Young-ki, Second Republic of Korea Army commanding general. execution during armistice; to providecommander, and Lt. Col. Gene Maisano, of ROK troops out here for a appreciation, but unable to attend the key command staff sections withintelligence chief, received certificates presentation from a four-star general,” ceremony, was Maj. Patricia Socha. linkage to the SROKA and the Combinedof appreciation from Gen. Kwon Lefever said. “It shows that SROKA Recognition ceremonies have been held Rear Area coordinator; to support theYoung-ki, Second Republic of Korea really does appreciate what we do for at the compound on a monthly basis to Combined All Source Intelligence CenterArmy commanding general, who hosted them as far as coordination, translation, honor ROKA soldiers, but last month during contingencies and hostilities withthe event. The certificates commended helping them understand American was the first to include American a focus on reception, staging, onwardthe duo for their “dedicated service and culture and how our military operates.” servicemembers. Receiving a certificate movement and integration and forcecommitment to excellence (that) Also receiving a certificate of in May 2005 was Maj. Mike Trombley. protection.
  • 21. June 9, 200626 Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly 516th PSB Closed PAS: School’s out – forever End of an era at Detachment C, 516th Personnel Services Battalion, will be closed 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, and all day June 16 due to Camp Hialeah participation in the 231st Army Birthday Celebration activities at Camp Walker. The Identification Card Section and In and Out Processing will remain open normal hours. By Kevin Jackson For information, call 768-7910. Area IV Public Affairs CAMP HIALEAH – A 46-year era Army Birthday Ball of Department of Defense Dependent Thursday Schools education at this cozy Members of “Team Daegu” are invited southernmost U.S. Army installation in to celebrate at the 231st Army Birthday the Republic of Korea symbolically Ball, starting with a social at 6 p.m. ended with the extinction of two candles Thursday at the Inter-Burgo Hotel in at 2:43 p.m. June 2 in the Pusan Daegu. All military community members American School gym by the eldest and are welcome. Military dress is: mess newest graduates of the school. dress/dress blue or class A uniform Camp Hialeah will close this summer with white shirt and bow tie. Formal causing the school to also shutter its attire for civilians is required. Tickets doors. An elementary school opened at are $45. For information or to purchase K J EVIN ACKSON Camp Hialeah in 1960, the first on any Senior Jeni Smith and Karl “K.C.” Cain, a member of the class of 1971, blow out candles symbolizing tickets, call Sgt. Maj. Louis Velez at 768- U.S. Army installation in the ROK. the closure of Pusan American School during a ceremony marking the school’s closure June 2. 6322 or Sgt. Maj. Carey Grant at 768- 8363. DoDDS added a high school in 1967, replacing old Quonset huts with the curricular areas to extend the learning sleeves. She was called in front of the AAFES Bazaar existing facility in 1983. experiences for your students,” he said. audience and draped in a cap and gown Scheduled PAS Principal Keith Henson opened “I asked you to let us worry for you of blue and gold, the colors of the PAS The Army and Air Force Exchange the ceremony by acknowledging the about what it was going to be like for Panthers, as Henson enthusiastically Service’s Concessionaire’s Bazaar will community as a close-knit family. He you beyond Pusan American School. I pronounced her an honorary graduate. be 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. June 17 – 18 at Kelly praised his staff for its motivation and can tell you today that you’ve The mood throughout the 95-minute Fitness Center on Camp Walker. For dedication in the wake of the impending accomplished that mission.” ceremony was upbeat, but turned information, call Chong Chu-yong at closure, before turning his attention to Dr. Nancy Bresell, the DoDDS- noticeably somber during the reading of 768-7383 or 011-9859-1213. the students. Pacific director who flew in from “Remember,” a poem composed by the “They do everything,” he said. “They Okinawa, Japan, for the ceremony, lone female in the senior class. WO Recruiting Team work to fulfill academic goals. They praised the faculty for reaching out to “I want to remember what’s A Warrant Officer Recruiting Team from participate in journalism and organized the community as volunteers, friends and important – the smiles – the laughs – Headquarters, U.S. Army Recruiting events, performing plays and citizens. She also acknowledged the the friendships. Past all the academia, I Command, will be in Daegu to brief celebrations in recognition of our history “bittersweet” nature of the ceremony. want to remember the people and smile interested Soldiers regarding and the diversity of our country that has “On one hand there is kind of a feeling upon that memory,” said Jeni Smith, as qualifications and application made it great, in fundraising for good of celebration, but on the other hand, she choked back her emotions while procedures to become warrant officers. causes, and supporting our greater you’re looking at your years here in tears filled her eyes. Seconds later she At Camp Carroll, the team will be at the community for people who need more Busan knowing that this is the end of regained her composure and continued, Education Center, Bldg. 236, June 19 – than their society often can provide that particular road. But the laughter, the “At this place I call home, at this place I 21. June 22 – 23, the team will be at the Camp Henry Education Center, Bldg. them, and they play learning and the love to learn, at this place where I grew 1840. Briefings will begin at 10 a.m. and sports, all sports, “PAS is closing, but it is not friendships that you up, at this place that’s served its term, 1:30 p.m. daily at both sites.For whether they want to have experienced at Pusan American School.” dying. Every one of us will information, call Staff Sgt. Marleen or not.” here will never be Smith presented a bouquet of flowers Rosalie at 768-7154. His praise of the take what is great about our forgotten. You can to Nancy Magoon, a history and AVID students was followed experience with us.” take those with you teacher, for her many years as the senior Nutrition Ed Classes by thunderous everywhere you go. class advisor and for her nurturing of Two nutrition-related classes, applause that resonated – Keith Henson Just like the the students. Magoon in turn gave the “Nutrition Basics” and “Exercise and off the walls of the Pusan American School principal education you 2005 Far East Tennis Tournament Dining Out Smart” will be taught 8:30 – warm and dimly lit received, no one Singles Champion banner to James 11:30 a.m. June 28, in Bldg. 1131, behind gymnasium. Henson continued by can ever take away the fond memories Edwards and the mixed doubles tennis Camp Henry Army Community Service. lamenting the significance of education that you have of your time here at this championship banner to Edwards and The classes are open to all active-duty and his feelings about the occasion. school,” she said. his sister, Mary. The banners had been Soldiers and are mandatory for those “PAS is closing, but it is not dying,” Bresell encouraged the students, on display at the school. The Camp enrolled in the Army Weight Control he said. “Every one of us will take what alumni and faculty to use the Overseas Hialeah Women’s Club presented a token Program. For information, call Maj. is great about our experience with us. Brats and the American Overseas School of appreciation to the faculty for its Juanita Glass at 764-4819. We’ll plant the seeds of our lives here Historical Society websites to keep in commitment to the students and the (but) wherever we go (we will) keep touch with one another. community. Facilitators Course the spirit of Pusan American School A litany of readings followed the Finally, the PAS JROTC, which The Area IV Equal Opportunity team alive.” dignitaries’ remarks, including the posted the colors for the ceremony, will conduct a “Consideration of Others Facilitators Course” June 19 – 23 at the DoDDS Korea District Superintendent school history, poems composed by performed a saber salute and retired the Camp Henry Education Center. The Charles Toth took a moment to present a students in the 7th-grade creative writing colors. Smith and Karl “K.C.” Cain, a course is open to both U.S. and Korean gift to Lt. Col. Roger Dansereau, the exploratory class and by members of member of the class of 1971, blew out Augmentation to the U.S. Army Camp Hialeah garrison commander, who the senior class, and letters and e-mail candles symbolizing the closure of the Soldiers in the rank of sergeant or promised the community to keep post from abroad composed by alumni and school and the ceremony. higher. The course is designed to help facilities open through the school year. former faculty. Each graduating senior Cain flew in from San Diego, where units address human relations Toth then turned his attention to the participated in the ceremony. he works for the U.S. Navy, to concerns. The course will equip faculty. While the impending closure of Camp participate in the ceremony. It was his selected personnel with the knowledge “I asked you to focus on students, I Hialeah will prevent junior Kristina first time back to Korea. He was the and skills to conduct training in their asked you to focus on curriculum, I Sagstetter from becoming only the tenth eldest PAS alum to attend and was sections or units. For information, call asked you to focus on instruction I asked known student to complete kindergarten accompanied by his sister, Mary Ann Master Sgt. Sandra Gaston at 768-8972 you to be innovative and creative in how through 12th grade at PAS, her or 010-3040-4348. you collaborate with each other to cross- classmates had a surprise up their See PAS Page 28 AS,
  • 22. The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV June 9, 2006 27Area IV Support Activity, 501st ROK Bde. sign partnershipBy Cpl. Park Kwang-mo marked the signing of the agreement. The eventArea IV Public Affairs brought together more than 3,000 Daegu City CAMP HENRY – In a show of solidarity, the residents including Mayor Cho Hye-nyung,Area IV Support Activity and the Republic of Korea representatives from each district, Women’sArmy’s 501st Infantry Brigade, 50th Homeland Reserve Battalions and Area IV Support ActivityReserve Division, established a partnership Soldiers for a day of sports and entertainment.agreement at a ceremony at the 501st Bde.’s Six participants from Area IV Support ActivityCompound Friday. mingled with Daegu citizens, ROK Army soldiers Col. Donald J. Hendrix, Area IV Support Activity and civic leaders. They also played a game of footcommander, and Col. Lee Yun-gyu, 501st Inf. Bde. volleyball with 501st Inf. Bde. Soldiers.commander, formalized the agreement. “I was surprised how big an event it is compared “Today’s agreement is a conglomeration of our to our friendship activity,” said Staff Sgt. Michaelpartnership, which has been established over the last Carr. “Even though the foot volleyball game was18 months,” Hendrix said. He also mentioned that different and not as easy as it looks, we had aboth units’ joint involvement in training and social wonderful time.”events paid great dividends. “U.S. Soldiers seemed to struggle to toss the ball over The agreement reads as follows: the net because they’d never done this sport before,” said 1. The partners to this agreement commit to a 1st Lt. Seo Chin-kyu, signal officer from the 501st Inf.joint ceremony commemorating this initiative. Bde. “As they became accustomed to the game, they 2. The partners to this agreement will engage in started enjoying the game, and that is, I believe, eachprofessional and social activities to strengthen the partner should deal with the difference between us.”bonds of friendship and camaraderie, and the ROK The 501st Inf. Bde., initially activated in 1984– U.S. alliance. with nine battalions, currently consists of seven 3. The partners to this agreement resolve to host and battalions, each of which defends a designatedsponsor activities that will foster professional CPL. PARK KWANG-MO district of Daegu City. The peacetime mission isdevelopment and enhance the skills of both units’ Chief Warrant Officer Brian E. Parrotte, commander, to conduct operations in preparation of localmembers. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Area IV provocations, and to train and educate active and “True alliance between two nations starts at a Support Activity, displays his gong expertise with a Republic reserve forces. In wartime, the unit mobilizes tolower level,” Lee said. “Our voluntary partnership of Korea Army Samulnori group. defend its Daegu Area of Responsibility, supportbetween regionally close units further strengthens part of ongoing and advancing relationship, 20th reception, staging, onward movement andand solidifies the relationship of two nations.” ASG hosted a ROK – U.S. friendship event in integration, and conducts the mission of Area IV Support Activity renewed the partnership December 2005 at Camp Carroll. Combined Rear Area Coordinator.with 501st Inf. Bde., that proclaimed a similar A “Civilian, Government, Police and Military “It is the personal relationship that lets you gainagreement with the former 20th Area Support Group, Together” Day event, to enhance and to tighten the meaningful insights to learn about our partners and19th Theater Support Command, in March 2001. As integrated defense posture of the Daegu community their culture,” Hendrix said. Ad goes here Ad goes here
  • 23. June 9, 200628 Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly16th MEDLOG Bn. greets new commander PAS who graduated the year after him. from Page 26By Galen Putnam Texas, he deployed in “It’s funny because coming over here during a 10-Area IV Public Affairs support of Operation or 12-hour flight, I was wondering why I was doing CAMP HENRY – The 16th Medical Logistics Joint Forge, providing it, but it’s something after 35 years when you realizeBattalion welcomed a new leader as Lt. Col. Thomas combat health support that some things don’t change,” he said.C. Slade assumed command from Lt. Col. William E. throughout Bosnia, Other alumni who reside in Korea knew exactlyAckerman in a change of command ceremony June 2 Croatia and Hungary. why they returned one last Kelly Field on Camp Walker. Slade also served “I felt compelled to come back because I spent my Slade is arriving from Fort Detrick, Md., where he two years as chief of entire life here,” said Ginny Miller, PAS class of 1998,served as the executive officer of the 6th Medical logistics at the 121st who, along with her sister Sara (Class of 1994),Logistics Management Center. General Hospital, attended the school from kindergarten through 12th Ackerman is departing for the 6th MLMC where Yongsan Garrison. grade. “My dad was a teacher here for 33 years so Ihe will take over as commander. In a subsequent tour had to come back to represent not only myself, but Slade earned a Bachelor of Science degree in health Lt. Col. Thomas C. Slade at USAMMA he was my whole family.”care administration from Eastern Michigan University the director of the Materiel Acquisition Directorate. Miller’s father Don left to teach at Lakenheathin 1985. He enlisted in the Army and was commissioned Following that, he served as commander, United States American School in England in 2004. He is a legendin the Army Medical Service Corps through the Officer Army Medical Materiel Center – Southwest Asia in among the faculty and alumni for his passion forCandidate School in 1987. support of operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. teaching, as well as the “shirt of shame.” He required His assignments include the 2nd Mobile Army Slade’s awards and decorations include the Bronze students who came to school inappropriately dressedSurgical Hospital, 34th Medical Battalion, Fort Benning, Star Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal (with to wear the Hawaiian-type shirt covered with MickeyGa., as the chief of supply and services. He deployed three Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal Mouse and other Disney characters over their this capacity in support of operations Desert Shield (with one Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal The commencement ceremony for the 11-studentand Desert Storm. Upon return from Desert Storm, (with Silver Leaf Cluster), and the Expert Field Medical graduating class will be held at 6 p.m. today in thehe took over as the unit’s company commander. Badge. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Camp Hialeah Chapel. PAS will officially close its doors After successfully completing command, he Merit. June 16, after which Magoon will mail a plethora ofattended the Army Medical Department Officer’s The 16th MEDLOG’s published vision is “to be the school memorabilia to the AOSHS in Wichita, Kan.,Advanced Course and then he participated in long- premier medical logistics battalion in the U.S. Army. where it will be preserved and displayed.term civilian training at Worcester Polytechnic Provide world-class customer focused medical supply, “It’s a job that I never wanted to have,” said DavidInstitute in Worcester, Mass., where he earned a optical fabrication, medical maintenance, and blood Clausen, the event organizer and a teacher who taughtMaster of Science degree in technology products support to joint forces in the Korean Theater.” at PAS on three separate occasions for a combined 14management. He was then assigned to the United The unit’s mission is to “provide medical logistics years. “I never wanted to have a closing ceremonyStates Army Medical Materiel Agency at Fort Detrick, support to U.S. Forces Korea and organizations located for our school. We made an attempt to cover a lot ofMd., where he served as chief of the Equipment in the Korean Theater, to include functioning as the Single the years, a lot of the activities, to have a student-Acquisition Division. Integrated Medical Logistics Manager and Theater Lead focused program because we are a very student- As the executive officer of the 36th Medical Agent for Medical Materiel.” The unit is home to the focused school. It’s the proverbial bittersweetEvacuation Battalion, 1st Medical Group, Fort Hood, largest frozen blood products depot in the Pacific. experience.” Ad goes here
  • 24. June 9, 200630 Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily The phrase of the week : “Mr./Ms. A, may I introduce Mr./Ms. B?” Assi, Bssirul sogaehagessumnida. Mr./Ms. A Mr./Ms. B may I introduce? Vocabulary ‘Net’ ‘Dasoet’ ‘Yohsoet’ Situation of the week : meeting people Who is that? Joe ´ëÈ£; Bun-un nugumneekka? This is my father. Je abojee eeshimnida. This is my mother. Je omonee eeshimnida. This is my friend. Je chingu eemnida. What’s your name? Songhamee ottoke doeshimniakka? My name is ( ). ( ) imnida. Korean Expression of the week This story is about: Gany keuda/ Gany Bueotda Pacific-Wide Softball Tournament You have got a lot of nerve.