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    • Volume 5, Issue 22 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA March 23, 2007 The Morning Calm Soldier wins Soldiers from 3- Weekly is $1000 during a 2nd GSAB visit give-away hosted by MWR Sung Yuk Orphange nline Page 6 Page 22 Visit http://ima.korea.army.mil/ imakoroweb/sites/local/Culinary Arts Team Koreamember brings home Army-wide award See Stand Alone Photo Page 4 Photo, Area scouts observe Arbor Day... GAYLEN PUTNAM Recently, scouts and adult leaders from Daegu’s Troop 81 plant a tree atop Waryong Mountain near Keimyung University on Daegu’s west side to celebrate the Republic of Korea’s 62nd Annual Arbor Day. About 70 Area IV community members including the Scouts, Soldiers, KATUSA’s, and others, joined more than 500 Daegu citizens to mark the occasion by planting trees. The event marks the 35th consecutive year that the U.S. Army has participated in Daegu Metropolitan City Arbor Day festivities. See story and photos on Page 26.
    • 2 http://ima.korea.army.mil/imakoroweb/sites/local/ March 23, 2007 Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MP Blotter New USFK Marriage The following entries were excerpted from themilitary police blotters. These entries may beincomplete and do not imply the guilt or innocence Regulation Protects Servicemembersof any person.Area 1Assault on Child under 16, Preliminary investigationrevealed Subject 1, struck Victim 1 multiple timeswith her hand because he went to the bathroom in Are you making properly informed decisions?his diaper. Victim 1 was taken to the Camp CaseyTMC where he was treated for multiple bruisinginjuries on his back, neck, face, head and stomach. By Pfc. Antuan Rofe also sign an affidavit of acknowledgementVictim 1 was transported to 121st CSH for further 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs regarding visa fraud penalties.evaluation, with negative findings and released. CAMP RED CLOUD - Servicemembers stationed After counseling, the servicemember mustEfforts are ongoing to fully identify and interviewSubject 1. Social Services were noticed. The in the Republic of Korea who want to marry a non-U.S. meet with the unit security officer, have ainvestigation continues by CID. citizen will now have to take a few extra steps to make it premarital counseling session with a chaplain, and down the aisle. have a legal briefing and medical examinationArea 2 A new U.S. Forces Korea regulation ensures done (for both the servicemember and intendedAssault Consummated by a Battery, Assault servicemembers are protected against fraudulent spouse). For those with access to sensitiveConsummated by a Battery on Military Law marriage. “The purpose of the regulation is to ensure there compartmented information, a background checkEnforcement Officer, Failure to Obey Lawful Order, are valid marriages by U.S. servicemembers to non-U.S. must be conducted to insure the spouse has noProvoking Speech and Gestures, Subject 1 and citizens, that these spouses are eligible for immigration, prior felonies or a current spouse.Victim 1 were involved in a verbal altercation which and that servicemembers who wish to marry non-U.S. Servicemembers who violate this policy mayturned physical when Subject 1 struck Victim 1 in citizens are fully informed of the procedures for a valid be punished under the Uniform Code of Militarythe face with a closed hand and Subject 2 beganpulling Victim 1’s hair at the DHL. Further marriage,” said Lt. Col. Walter Hudson, the 2nd Infantry Justice, Hudson said. The intent of the regulationinvestigation revealed four unknown females Division Staff Judge Advocate. is to make the verification process asbegan to strike Victim 1. Once the group was The new policy is designed to ensure servicemembers straightforward as possible, Hudson said, addingseparated by DHL security, Subject 3 and the have the necessary information to make an informed that the new policy helps prevent the intendedunknown females exited the DHL to the taxi stand. decision before entering into an international marriage. spouse from being ineligible for immigration toSubject 3 and the unknown females were It also ensures servicemembers and intended spouses the U.S. “Soldiers will be confident that they haveapproached by MP and asked for their comply with both U.S. and ROK laws. All applicants for met all the requirements for a valid marriage, andidentification. Subject 3 and the unknown females marriage must inform their chain of command for those immigration requirements to bring theirrefused and continued to walk away. Subject 3 counseling. Under the new policy, a servicemember’s spouses back to the U.S. are met,” Hudson said.turned and pushed MP, grabbing onto MP’s jacket battalion-level commander must counsel the For resources relating to marrying in Korea,in an attempt to flee the area when MP attemptedto detain him. Victim 1 reported injuries consisting servicemember and intended spouse in two counseling visit the U.S. Embassy in Seoul online atof a laceration to her lower lip, bruising to the right sessions - one to verify the servicemember’s financial seoul.usembassy.gov/getting_married.html.forehead and her hair being pulled out but declined stability and a second to inform the servicemember of the The USFK International Marriage Regulation,medical attention. SJA opined there was sufficient possibility of a tour extension. The servicemember must 600-240, is available at www-2id.korea.army.mil.evidence to title Subject 1 and Subject 3, but Army launches woundedinsufficient evidence to title Subject 2, based onthe statements. This is a final report.Area 3Wrongful Possession of a Controlled Substance,During the conduct of a unit Health and WelfareInspection, Complainant 1 found a bottle Soldier, family hotlinecontaining seven tablets of Oxycodone in Subject Special to The Morning Calm Weekly information channel of Soldier medically related1’s medicine cabinet, which was not prescribed to Army News Service issues directly to senior Army leadership so theyhim. Subject 1 was interviewed and admitted to At the direction of the Acting Secretary of the Army can improve how Army serves the medical needspossessing Oxycodone which he was not of our Soldiers and their families. and Chief of Staff, Army, the Army opened March 19 itsprescribed. Subject 1 denied taking any Oxycodone newly created Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline. The “We have designed this call center to be abletablets, but admitted to keeping the prescriptionmedication with the intent to use the tablets to treat purpose of the hotline’s call center is twofold: to offer to collectively hear what the Soldiers say aboutthe pain caused by a recent sprained ankle. The wounded and injured Soldiers and family members a wayinvestigation continues by CID. to seek help to resolve medical issues and to provide an See Hotline Page 4 Hotline, Published by IMCOM-Korea This Army newspaper is an authorized Morning Calm Printed by Oriental Press Bldg. 1440, Yongsan Main Post publication for members of the Installation Management Command-Korea Region Printed by Oriental Press, a age, marital status, physical private firm in no way connected handicap, political affiliation, or Department of Defense. Contents of The Director/Publisher Brig. Gen. Al Aycock with the U.S. Government, under any other non-merit factor of the Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily Public Affairs Officer John A. Nowell exclusive written contract with purchaser, user or patron. If a official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. the Contracting Command- Editor Andre Butler violation or rejection of this equal Government, Department of Defense, or Korea. The civilian printer is opportunity policy by an advertiser Department of the Army. Staff Writer Sue Silpasornprasit responsible for commercial is confirmed, the printer shall The editorial content of this weekly advertising. The appearance of refuse to print advertising from publication is the responsibility of the Area I Area III advertising in this publication, that source until the violation is IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP Commander Col. Forrest R. Newton Commander Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr. including inserts or supplements, corrected. 96205. Public Affairs Officer Margaret Banish-Donaldson Public Affairs Officer Bob McElroy does not constitute endorsement CI Officer James F. Cunningham CI Officer F. Neil Neeley President: Charles Chong Circulation: 9,500 by the U.S. Army or Oriental Commercial Advertising Press of the products or services Telephone: 738-5005 advertised. Fax: 02-793-5701 SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Area II Area IV Commander Col. Ron Stephens Commander Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Everything advertised in this E-mail: oppress@kornet.net Phone: DSN 738-3355 publication shall be made Public Affairs/CI Officer David McNally Public Affairs Officer Kevin Jackson Mail address: Oriental Press, Fax: DSN 738-3356 available for purchase, use or Staff Writer Cpl. Lee Yang-won CI Officer Galen Putnam PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly patronage without regard to race, 96206-0758 @korea.army.mil religion, gender, national origin, Sustain, Support and Defend
    • The Morning Calm Weekly News March 23, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil/imakoroweb/sites/local/ 3 Autism Spectrum Disorder Support Group MeetingThe Autism Spectrum DisorderSupport Group will host its montlysupport group meeting March 27 atSAES Dolphin Theater. For moreinformation call 738-5311. 176th Finance Battalion will participate in upcoming exerciseThe 176th Finance Battalion willparticipate in a Semi-Annual BattalionCLFX April 17-20. Your local financeoffice will work with minimum staffoperations during this period. 2007 Eighth Army United States LandWarNet ConferenceThe 2007 8th U.S. Army LandWarNetTraining Conference will be held April17-19.The conference will take place at theMulit-Purpose Training Facility onYongsan. The conference fee is $10.An ice-breaker is scheduled forMonday, April 16.The purpose of this event is to train CPL. KIM, SANG PILinformation technology personnel in Soldiers from 6-37 FA and the Third ROK Army demonstrate the Q37 radar security system. U.S., ROK test newnetwork operations.The Signal Corps RegimentalAssociation is to head and sponsorthe event. For more information, radar security systemcontact Rick Chmura at 723-4943 or InS. Lim at 725-3015. Forces Communications and Electronics Association announce Scholarship Awards Program By Cpl. Kim, Sang Pil and Master Sgt. Kanessa Trent provided him an FTX demonstration of how the new modelThe Seoul Chapter of the Armed Forces 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs will be implemented.Communications and Electronics Col. Matt Merrick, 210th Fires Brigade commander, said Providing security for Q37 radar systems is vital toAssociation, International is pleased the division’s counter-fire mission. that the two armies overcame cultural and language barriersto announce the Scholarship AwardsProgram for the 2007-2008 school year. Republic of Korea infantry and United States artillery to “share tactics, techniques, and procedures to deterWe are seeking applications to award Soldiers demonstrated a new radar system security aggression (on the peninsula) first and foremost if need tominimum $500 scholarships to students concept, developed by the Third ROK Army commander, be.” “Korea was and always will be a small unit fight,”who meet the certain eligibility criteria. during a recent field training exercise. Working together, Merrick said.Applications must be submitted NLT Soldiers of the 6-37 Field Artillery Battalion’s air defenseApril 30, 2007. and radar assets briefed the TROKA commander and See Radar Page 4 Radar,For details, contact Edward Durham,723-3883 or 010-8943-9413, or sendemail to afcea@korea.army.mil. What is a SeparationApplications may also be downloaded Agreement? Facts about Separationat: http://www.afcea-korea.org/ A separation agreement isawards2006-2007.shtml. analogous to a contract between the two spouses. It outlines how the Families Needed to Volunteer for Agreements: Part I couple plans to handle the myriad of Good Neighbor English Camp issues relevant to the separation suchVolunteer families are needed for this as the division of the marital and non-year’s Yongsan Good Neighbor marital property, the division of Things you shouldEnglish Camp. debts, custody and visitation, childFamilies are needed to host one or more support, and the spousallocal Korean students for four nights maintenance (alimony). know beforehandin their homes. They are needed forfive nights for students who will What benefits are there to aparticipate from Daegu. Separation Agreement?This year’s camp will be hosted by USFK, May If prepared correctly, a15-19. Participants are 10th grade By Capt. Luke Rose end in divorce. Separation Agreement is viewed byKorean students from Seoul, Legal Assistance Attorney Whether the parties separate with a court as a legally binding contract.Pyeongtaek and Daegu. Unfortunately, today many married an eye towards reconciliation or This means the SeparationStudents are selected by local school couples experience difficult times divorce, there are many issues that may Agreement is a very valuable tool inboards based on their ability to speak during their marriage. arise during this period of separation. managing a separation or pursuingEnglish and their willingness to During these difficult periods Couples should identify and resolve a divorce. A court may even agreeparticipate in a home stay program. potential issues through the negotiation couples often make the decision to to enter a divorce decree thatStudents who have previously resided physically separate from one another. and execution of a Separation encompasses all the terms of thein the United States or other English-speaking countries are not considered. Most extended separations ultimately Agreement. Separation Agreement, therebyFor more information contact USFK simplifying and expediting thePAO at 723-4685 -- 4686 or 4687. divorce process.
    • March 23, 20074 http://ima.korea.army.mil/imakoroweb/sites/local/ The Morning Calm Weekly COURTSEY PHOTO(right) Staff Sgt. Monica Roberts, Captain of Culinary Arts Team Korea,shakes hands with Travis Smith, 19th Sustainment Command while DavisD. Tindall Jr., deputy director of IMCOM Korea-Region looks on. Robertswon the special category Best Exhibit Cold Food Buffet during the 2007Culinary Arts competition held at Fort Lee, Va., March 5-16. Smith wasalso the techical advisor and trainer for Team Korea. Team Korea alsowon the major category for Student Team Skills and the Best Team BuffetTable in the special category.Hotline from Page 2their health care issues, so as issues this call center exists and that it hasare raised, we can identify systemic not been created to circumvent thefaults or problematic areas and senior chain of command. In this particularlyleaders can better allocate resources,” challenging time, as our senior Armysaid Maj. Gen. Sean J. Byrne, leadership looks to ways to improvecommanding general, U.S. Army services to wounded and injuredHuman Resources Command. “It’s all Soldiers and their families, this isabout serving our wounded and injured another step in the direction ofSoldiers and their families. If we can improvement. Wounded and injuredfind a way to improve our system, we Soldiers and their families expect andwill. It’s that simple.” deserve the very best care and Many wounded and injured Soldiers leadership from America’s Army.who have supported the Global War The Army’s intent is to ensureon Terror, as well as their families, are wounded and injured Soldiers and theirenduring hardships in navigating families that they receive the bestthrough our medical care system. The medical care possible. The ArmyArmy is committed to providing chain of command will ensure everyoutstanding medical care for the men Soldier is assisted in navigating theand women who have volunteered to Military Health Care System.serve this great nation. Recent events The “Wounded Soldier and Familymade it clear the Army needs to revise Hotline” can be reached from 7 a.m.how it meets the needs of our to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, atwounded and injured Soldiers and their 1-800-984-8523. As additionalfamilies. In certain cases, the Soldiers’ personnel are trained to receive callschain of command could have done a and refer them to the properbetter job in helping to resolve organization or agency for resolution,medically related issues. the hotline hours of operation will Leaders in Soldiers’ chains of expand to 24 hours a day, 7 days acommand also need to be aware that week.Radar from Page 3 “Today we demonstrated that we Merrick’s comments. He said, “Ican combine ROK infantry with U.S. would say that U.S. and ROK haveartillery in a small unit scenario and got the strongest alliance that exists inbe able to defend ourselves. It’s the world today. The training we didimperative that we take advantage of today was the first in a long series withthese opportunities to further our this new concept for security for Q37relationships with the allied unit.” radars.” The Second Infantry Division Merrick said the importance of has a unique mission amongst the tentraining together goes even beyond active divisions of the U.S. Army.that. He said it extends into the local “Our ability to secure those radarscommunities and into the school is paramount to our success in thesystems and to the families that reside counter-fire mission. So the future forin or around the training areas. “It’s the Second Infantry Division is that weimportant to foster and continue to will continue to work whole-heartedlybuild upon the relationship that we with the Korean army to make surehave with TROKA.” Lt. Col. they are prepared for any eventuality,”Danikowski, 6-37 commander, echoed Danikowski said.
    • March 23, 2007 Page 5 JIM CUNNINGHAMBrig. Gen. John Johnson , 2nd Infantry Division assistant commander for maneuver, was the guest speaker of the USO Virtues appreciation banquet March 14 in USAG-Casey’s Warrior’s Club with Kang, Tae Won, superintendent of Dongducheon Education Office.USO trains virtues volunteersBy Jim Cunningham innate virtues.” including one orphanage and one library signedArea I Public Affairs The Virtues Project offers programs and up for classes, according to Hall. USAG CASEY—Key military and community materials that raise morally conscious children, “The Instructors’ Training Course was Marchleaders came together March 14 in USAG- according to Hall. 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Casey DigitalCasey’s Warrior’s club to laud and appreciate “A virtue is alive and well within our children, Conference center,” Hall said. “The first day ofthe USO Virtues volunteers who taught English it merely needs to be awakened. The best time class will be March 31.”in various schools around Dongducheon. Many to awaken a child’s qualities of character is in Anyone interested in volunteering to teachof the community leaders were heads of private the early years,” Hall said. “The USO Virtues every first and third Saturday of the month forand city government schools and came to say English as a Second Language Program eight weeks, can call the USO at 730-4812 or‘thank you’ to the many Soldiers that volunteered integrating the cultivation of virtues into an 4813.to teach. environment of language learning.” “We have seven new schools to add to our The Virtues Program helps educators addresslist, so now we have 24 schools where Soldiers the spiritual and moral dimensions of learning.can volunteer to teach English,” said Sally Hall, “Teachers have enormous power in children’sdirector of USAG-Casey’s USO. “The virtues lives,” Hall said. “They greatly contribute to theprogram started teaching English in shaping of a child’s sense of self. CharacterDongducheon in Area I in 2003. We started with education incorporated daily in a classroomtwo schools and four volunteers. Afterwards we interaction becomes a natural part of a child’sgrew and made progress.” experience.” The USO started with several objectives in The USO ESL Virtues Program curriculum isestablishing the Virtues Program. Among those based on 52 universal virtues, Hall said.objectives is to strengthen the existing good “The students learn the meaning of each virtuerelations between the U.S. military and the and conversational English is practiced aroundKorean community, to uplift the morale of each virtue learned.”Soldiers in Korea by experiencing the culture, The total number of volunteers to the USOand to help Korean children effectively learn the Virtues Program is 484 Soldiers.English language, explained Hall. “Special thanks are given to the commanders “The Virtues Project was honored as a model and the sergeants major who have helped developglobal program for families of all cultures by the the interest in this program and allowed it to growUnited Nations Secretariat during the among our Soldiers,” said Brig. Gen. JohnInternational Year of the Family,” Hall said. “It Johnson, 2nd Infantry Division assistantis not about the practices of beliefs of any commander for maneuver. “Soldiers who spendparticular religion. It is based on the simple their pastime to teach in this program are indeedwisdom of the world’s diverse cultures and valued by us all.” Sally Hall, USAG-Casey USO director, addressesreligion about living by the best within us: For the spring 2007 term, 23 schools from the attendees of the USO Virtues Program banquetcourage, honor, justice, kindness and all of our the cities of Dongducheon, Yangju and Pocheon, March 14.
    • 6 March 23, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil/imakoroweb/sites/local/ Area I The Morning Calm WeeklyUSAG-Casey Women’s History Month CelebrationUSAG-Casey welcomes all toWomen’s History Month Celebrationat the USAG Casey Theater March30 at 7 a.m. For more informationcall: 730-3560. Easter ExtravaganzaThe Camp Casey EasterExtravaganza will be held in theUSAG Casey Theater April 8. Formore information call: 730-6987. West Casey Revival ServiceWest Casey Chapel will hold arevival service at 7 p.m. March 30,31 and April 1. The location will bebehind Primo’s. For more informationcall: 730-3014. No Fear Act and Diversity TrainingThere will be No Fear Act class atCamp Casey today from 9 to 11 JIM CUNNINGAHMa.m. at the Casey CAC. Diversity Pfc. Paul Nokieberg wins the $1000 cash prize given by MWR on St. Patrick’s Day celebration held in Mitchell’s Club.Training classes will be held atCamp Red Cloud April 4 from 9 to11 a.m. at the CRC EducationCenter. For more information call: MWR gives cash on St. P atrick’s Day celebration By Jim Cunningham Leprechaun’ was suggested early amount was more than $3,000,732-7120. Area I Public Affairs on during planning our St. Patrick’s explained Bradford. Finding a CAMP RED CLOUD— Day events,” said Chris Bradford, leprechaun would be a daunting Power Outage at Camp Warriors celebrated St. Patrick’s chief, business operations division, task, even in Ireland, but Bradford Mobile and Camp Castle D a y a t C a m p R e d C l o u d ’s MWR. “The game show ‘Deal or was as lucky as any Irishman couldA power outage is scheduled today M i t c h e l l ’s C l u b M a r c h 1 7 b y No Deal’ is very popular now. b e . “ We a c t u a l l y h a d a f e wfor buildings: 3460, 3601, 3512, wearing the green and winning Obviously, we as a group came different people in mind to be the3505, 3534, 3810, 3468, 3688, 3415, some green from Morale, Welfare up with the idea to make a deal leprechaun. At the USAG-Casey3816, 3820, 3704, 3435, 4110, 4367. and Recreation. The game MWR with a leprechaun and started Mardi Gras event last weekend, IPower outage starts at 8:30 a.m. calls ‘Make a Deal with the brainstorming. We had a certain happened to meet a Betterand will last for one hour. Leprechaun’ highlighted the amount of prizes in mind that came Opportunities for Single and festivities from 7 to 9 p.m. Cash to us through sponsorship or Unaccompanied Soldiers volunteer, Red Cross Volunteer prizes given ranged from $25 to donated in other forms, but we Spc. Kevin Langley from Camp Appreciation Luncheon $1,000. Other prizes, some worth really wanted to give away cash, Hovey, and he astonished me withThe Red Cross will hold its as much as $140 were given during which is something we normally do his Irish accent. He is an authenticVolunteer Appreciation Luncheon the game. not do, so we could give away Irishman and looks leprechaunish,”today at 11:30 a.m. at the Warrior’s “The idea for celebrating St. ‘green.’” The total cash give away Bradford said. “He was entertainingClub on Camp Casey. For more Patrick’s Day with this game of was $2,000. Together with all of the as well, so I asked him to play theinformation call: 730-3184. ‘Make a Deal with the other prizes given away, the total leprechaun tonight.” Community Easter Barbeque/ Casey hosts Education Open House Festival and Egg HuntA Joint effort of the USO, MWR andthe Catholic Parish Council issponsoring a Community Easter By Jim Cunningham number of bachelor’s degree programs.Barbeque, Festival and Egg Hunt Area I Public Affairs Classes are offered at theUSAG- CaseyApril 8 at the USO pavilion from 1 Education Center in the classroom. Distanceto 5 p.m. For more information call: USAG-CASEY—Soldiers at USAG- education is also offered from schools and Casey received tuition assistance during the universities in the United States, Williams730-4812/4813. Education Open House March 16 in the explained. USAG-Casey Education Center. “The “A lot of the classes at USAG-Casey National Nutrition Month active duty Soldiers coming in can go online are general education classes that one willMarch is National Nutrition Month. and get their user name and password for have to take no matter what degree one isArea I Public Health Nurse and GoArmyED, which is a new way of getting seeking,” Williams said. “We have English, tuition assistance,” said Bill Williams, psychology, history, and introduction toHealth Promotion Coordinator will academic advisor for Korea. “Basically, this computer classes that fit into the generalprovide health screenings. Blood will get the Soldiers into the system so they Bill Williams, academic advisor for Korea, education requirement.pressure, body mass index/body fat, can get their tuition assistance, and we are advises Soldiers on thier college credits during “We usually have one or two upper leveland cholesterol levels will be going over the classes for the upcoming Education Center Open House. courses to offer each term. I suggest thatscreened. Health information will be terms to let Soldiers know which classes those interested in pursuing a college degree they may want to take.” have seen 24 Soldiers at this time and expect stop by the education center and check itavailable for participants. Screenings The classes for Soldiers to register are to see 50 more before the open house out.”March 28 at Kimbor Hall DFAC at for online education from the University of closes.” All classes and schools at the educationCamp Castle from Noon to 1 p.m., Maryland and Central Texas College. Central Texas College is a two-year center are regionally accredited. StudentsMarch 29 at Thunder Inn DFAC at “The Open House began at 8 a.m. and school and the University of Maryland has can transfer credits to other schools they will continue until noon,” Williams said. “We a two-year associate’s degree and a may wish to attend.USAG-Casey noon to 1 p.m.
    • Area IThe Morning Calm Weekly 7 March 23, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil/imakoroweb/sites/local/Management commits to environmental policyBy Margaret Banish-Donaldson environment,” said Don Needham, pest control shop, tank farm, gas In addition, Metrics 1, 3 and 4 wereArea I Public Affairs director of public works. “It can put stations, fire stations, and environmental check marked as done; however, CAMP RED CLOUD – The procedures in place to prevent or repair offices. Afterwards, the results of their Metrics, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8, which are theenvironmental program at any one Army negative effects to the environment. findings were given to top management. long term objectives, goals andbase is like any other across the Army. Plus, keep an eye on operations to “The areas selected where those that programs that still need to be completed,The Army is always looking for new ensure negative effects are not showed significant environmental Penniman said.ways to protect the environment while occurring and to improve overall aspects,” Sigmon said. “There were “Measurable objectives and goals toimproving the Army’s quality of life. installation effects on the environment.” other areas, but with only two days and meet policy commitments and legal The U.S. government now requires Through a partnership with URS the limited number of people we could requirements, to reduce the facility’seach Army installation in the United Corp. Lynn Penniman and Kaye Sigmon only visit so many. However, from what significant environmental effects, andStates and overseas to have a came to Warrior Country March 12 we saw we feel Area I is currently at to meet the performance commitmentsmanagement system to develop and through 16 to measure Area I’s 40 percent.” made should be part of the installation’sactivate its environmental policy and compliance with the requirements of Audit findings were made by participation in the program,” Sigmonmanage its activities. It provides a International Organization for evaluating audit evidence against the said. “In setting objectives and goals,structured approach to planning and Standardization 14001:2004 and train audit criteria. Major and minor non- the installation should consideractivating environment protection team members from various offices to compliances were addressed and preventing noncompliance, preventingmeasures. To develop an environmental make internal environmental recorded along with supporting pollution at its source, minimizing themanagement system, an installation has assessments. Full compliance with the evidence. Seventeen noncompliances mixing of pollutants, and improvingto measure how it effects the ISO must be completed by fiscal year were identified: 10 major and seven environmental performance.”environment, set goals to reduce these 2009. minor. “The training this week waseffects, and plan how to achieve the Area I CFT members were trained The benefits of this internal audit are something different for me,” said Spc.goals. for two days and then assisted the URS a way of identifying problems before Shawn Norman, Headquarters, 2nd “The environmental management representatives in doing internal audits they become a major liability,” Penniman Infantry Division. “I learned a lot aboutsystem is an approach an installation at Camps Red Cloud, Stanley, Castle said. “This is our way of helping the operations on post and how all of theuses to identify those operations that can North, and Casey on their HazMart, a installation resolve these non- people at these places intervenehave a negative or positive effect on the pharmacy style outlet for hazardous compliances before the environmental together. However, HazMart put it all materials, transportation motor pools, inspectors come to Korea in June.” together for me.” Soldiers fight 16 bouts at Casey invitational match By Jim Cunningham Area I Public Affairs USAG-Casey—The Warrior Invitational Boxing Competition featured 32 Soldier in 16 bouts March 17. Soldiers fought in nine classes from featherweight to super heavyweight. Five bouts were won by decision, 10 bouts won by Referee Stopped Contest and one bout by forfeit. “More than 200 spectators witnessed this highly successful event,” said Kim, Pok-man, sports specialist for Morale, Welfare and Recreation. “The next Warrior Country Boxing Competition will be conducted May 12 at Pfc. Alexander Barroga, G Co, 302nd BSB, of Camp Hovey won by decision 3-0 over Spc. Nick Davis, Camp Red Cloud Fitness Center.” HHC, 2/9th Infantry, USAG-Casey.
    • March 23, 20078 http://ima.korea.army.mil/imakoroweb/sites/local/ Area I The Morning Calm Weekly
    • March 23, 2007 Page 9 PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLYCommand Sgt. Maj. Diane Foster (right) uncases the new U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan colors at a Lombardo Field ceremony Monday. The Army redesignated the Area II Support Activity asUSAG-Yongsan in a move to standardize garrison names worldwide.U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan uncases new colors By David McNally the unit was known by its acronym, Area II Public Affairs “USAGY.” YONGSAN GARRISON — In a “It was said as one word,” he short ceremony here Monday, Area II said. “We called it, ‘YOU- Support Activity officials retired their SOGGY.’” unit colors and name. Over the years the unit responsible The Army directed redesignations for managing installations in Seoul has in a move to standardize garrison had many names. names worldwide. “At one time or another we were Area II is now U.S. Army Garrison- called Area III, 501st and the 34th Yongsan. Support Group,” he said. Garrison Commander Col. Ron At the end of the day it doesn’t Stephens told ceremony participants matter what the unit is called, he said. that ironically U.S. Army Garrison- “Yongsan is basically still the same Yongsan had been the name of the unit as it always was,” he said. “8th ArmyAbove: More than 100 Area II employees and from 1970 to 1986. Drive has always been there. ThereSoldiers attend a ceremony to redesignate the “So if it feels like déjà vu to some are new buildings like the Dragon Hillunit name Monday at Lombardo Field. of you, well, you’ve been here too Lodge, but it’s basically the same.” long,” he said. Stephens encouraged unit membersRight: United States Army Garrison-Yongsan Garrison Morale Welfare and to keep up the good work.Commander Col. Ron Stephens addresses Recreation Director Paul Robinson “If we continue to provide the bestthe gathering. may fit into that category. He has been services we can, our community serving in Korea continuously since members will know they can depend 1957. on us to meet their needs,” he said. “In the military, this is how the From Robinson’s 50-year viewpoint wheel turns,” Robinson said. “This is comes some conventional wisdom. a classic example.” “What goes around, comes Robinson said during the 70s and 80s around,” he said.
    • 10 March 23, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil/imakoroweb/sites/local/ Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Women’s health seminar educates community NEO Warden Training By Sgt. Lee Yang-wonArea II Noncombatant Evacuation Area II Public AffairsOperations training will be presented YONGSAN GARRISON —April 10. To receive certification, new More than 120 community membersNEO wardens and representatives must gathered March 15 for a Women’sattend 9-11:30 a.m. All NEO wardens and Health Seminar at the Dragon Hill Lodgerepresentatives must attend 1-4 p.m. Forinformation, call 738-5013. to learn how to cope with health issues for themselves and their families. Free Japan Trip The 18th Medical CommandUSAG-Yongsan noncombatant organized the event to celebratevolunteers are needed to participate in Women’s History Month with supporta no-cost evacuation rehearsal to Japan from Korean agencies.May 17-20 as part of an upcoming “This seminar targets women andexercise. All travel, meals and lodging educates them so that they can takewill be provided. Shopping andsightseeing opportunities will be care of themselves and their familyavailable. For information, contact your as well,” said 18th MedicalNEO warden or call 738-5013. Command Public Health Nurse Maj. Hengmo McCall. “When the kids and April Library Events husbands are sick they look up to From April 1-15 the Yongsan Library their moms and wives to take care SGT. LEE YANG-WONwill hold a poetry contest with AAFES of themselves.” 18th Medical Command Medic Spc. Adelc Nammour conducts a cholesterol check for seminargift-card prizes for the winners in McCall said the event helped participant Judi Jackson during the Women’s Health Seminar March 15 at the Dragon Hill Lodge.elementary, middle school and highschool student categories. community members prevent sickness “I learned a lot about the different Opportunity Advisor Sgt. 1st Class National Library Week is April 15-21. and injuries before they sustain one. things that could possibly go wrong Dexter Gray. “It was a great seminarThe first five library patrons will be given She said it would reduce the in women’s health,” said Health that covered all areas.”gifts each day and a National Library accompanying pain and misery. Promotion Coordinator Sylvia Off-post agencies offeredWeek Open House will be held at the “Generally speaking, people don’t Eckman. “It’s good information for the pampering services, like nail polishingYongsan Library on 3 p.m. April 17. come to a clinic unless they’re actually majority of the women to have at a and applying make-up while the 18thRefreshments will be available. sick or injured,” she said. “We do take young age ... what they could do to Medcom gave free diagnostic Easter Egg Hunt care of them when they visit us, but we help themselves so they don’t have services to the participants.DeCA and the Yongsan Commissary will wanted to come and bring the awareness problems later.” “This kind of seminar keeps peoplehost an Easter Egg Hunt 1 p.m., April 7 and prevention out in the community in a Event organizers said the seminar tuned and informs them how to live aon the Commissary side lawn. There will more comfortable setting.” was not only targeted at females but better and a healthier life,” said eventbe 960 candy or toy-filled plastic eggs. The seminar covered topics like also to males. participant Maj. Rita Winborne. “I wasRandom eggs will contain 10, $25 women’s health concerns, diabetes “It provides men knowledge particularly interested in theCommissary Shopping Sprees. awareness, posture-perfect exercise, pertaining to their spouses, daughters, chiropractic diagnosis. The overall spiritual fitness and a healthy diet. and mothers,” said 18th Medcom Equal schematic was great.” Premove BriefingThe Premove Briefing is designed toassist servicemembers and families withplanning for and coping with the stressof moving. The next briefing is 9-11 a.m. SAHS seniors look to the futureApril 4 at Army Community Service. For Community organizations provideinformation, call 738-7186. information for students Volunteers Needed By Pfc. Kim Sang-wookThe Yongsan Exceptional Family Area II Public AffairsMember Program needs 300 volunteersfor its June Jamboree. Sign up for one- YONGSAN GARRISON — More than 150 high schoolon-one bowling, swimming, fun and seniors learned useful information to secure their upcominggames. The jamboree is 6 a.m.-3 p.m. June future at a transition fair March 14 at Seoul American High1. School Gymnasium. Community organizations featured various presenters for USO information the seniors to help prepare for the future after graduation. Virtues Volunteers needed: TeachEnglish to Korean school children two “This is the second time we provided the Senior TransitionSaturdays each month. Sign up as a Fair,” said event coordinator Dr. Spencer Walton. “It is tovolunteer today. help seniors transition from high school to the world of work, PFC. KIM SANG-WOOK The USO can make your unit party to the college world and also the military world.” Seoul American High School seniors learn useful information during thethat much more special by providing Walton said the transition fair will give seniors a glimpse of Senior Transition Fair March 14 at the Seoul American High School Gym.you with USO giveaways. their future and provide information to help make better choices materials to take home with them and get answers easily,” USO Canteen Specials – for $1 active- after departing high school. Walton, also the school Dorsey said.duty service members can have the USO psychologist, gave advice about managing time, money and “We did some interviews and presenters gave us lots ofCanteen special March 26. relationships. information,” said student Quiriat Ortiz. “Speakers also gave LandWarNet Training “The purpose is to give seniors an opportunity to look at us advice about dealing with relationships and economicThe 2007 8th U.S. Army LandWarNet some of the issues they may have to deal with in the future,” problems, like how to use a credit card, and even how to get aTraining Conference will be held 8 a.m.- said Child and Youth Services Liaison Officer Eskeletha driver’s license.”5 p.m. April 17-19 at the Multipurpose Dorsey. “Students need to think about how to keep themselves Ortiz said she learned lots of useful and detailed informationTraining Facility. For information, call safe and to handle financial problems.” during the fair.723-4824. During the event, students flocked to each presenter to “Last year, we held the fair at the Community Services check information about future challenges. Sixteen Building. But, the event was so well attended, we had to find a USAG-Y Web SiteFor more news and information, visit the organizations, including the USO, the Community Bank, bigger place year for all the seniors and also the parents,”Yongsan Garrison Web site at http:// an Army recruiter and TRICARE representatives gave Dorsey said.yongsan.korea.army.mil. students information. The Seoul American High School graduation will be “Students got information verbally and also received June 9.
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area II March 23, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil/imakoroweb/sites/local/ 11Soldiers discuss sexual assault prevention at new forumBy David McNallyArea II Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Sexual assault isa major problem Army officials are trying to address.More than 50 female Soldiers gathered for amorning-long workshop called, “Powder PuffUniversity” March 16 at the Main Post Club. The new program educates young female Soldierson sexual assault prevention. “We want to become a victor, not a victim,” saidU.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Command Sgt. Maj.Diane Foster. “We’re in the business of not beingsomeone’s victim, or becoming a statistic.” The MPC Underground became a “male-freezone” as female Soldiers opened up with each otherto share experiences and solutions. PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLY Above: Female role models join female Soldiers for lunch at the end of the Foster said the program was about “Powder Puff University.”empowerment and taking control. By lunch, shewrapped up the discussions and opened the doors Left: Eighth U.S. Army Commander Lt. Gen. David PValcourt speaks to female .to all. One man specifically wanted to speak to Soldiers at “Powder Puff University.”the group. “I am here because I want to be here,” 8th U.S. However, statistics paint a picture of how sexual to prevent the incident from ever happening.”Army Commander Lt. Gen. David P. Valcourt told assaults occur. Valcourt said the majority of incidents The female Soldiers presented the general withthe group. “I’m excited about this program.” happen to young female Soldiers, newly assigned a framed document containing each of their Valcourt said Soldiers are held to a higher standard. and in the barracks. signatures. The Soldiers said they pledged their “This is not like a university campus,” he said. “We try our best to create conditions where this names would not become a statistic.“At a university campus you can go out and drink as does not happen,” he said. “In 90 percent of our “The program taught us how to protect ourselvesmuch as you want and have whatever happens to cases it was a person who was invited in, not and how to be a female in the Army,” said programyou happen. Probably, nobody else cares what someone who breaks in.” participant Pvt. Lindsey Hamrick. “They told us howhappens to you except you, and maybe your parents. Valcourt praised the Sexual Assault Prevention to know our boundaries.”But, that’s not the case here.” and Response Office, but said he wished the program Hamrick said she hopes other female Soldiers Valcourt said the chain of command cares, and did not have to exist. get involved in the program.not just because of statistics. “I want to put you out of business because it’s all “It will help you a lot,” she said. “I look at us as an Army family and an Army about triage after the incident has occurred and the A similar Powder Puff program will be offered 3team,” he said. “So, I take it very personally.” victim has already been created,” he said. “I want p.m. April 9. For information, call 738-3034.
    • 12 March 23, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil/imakoroweb/sites/local/ Area II The Morning Calm Weekly CPL. JUNG JAE-HOONUSFK Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Wood cuts the cake after the CFC RecognitionCeremony March 13 at the Multipurpose Training Facility at Yongsan Garrison.Combined Federal Campaignrecognizes units with awardsBy Cpl. Jung Jae-hoon “I’m very proud of the efforts thatArea II Public Affairs were shown during this year ’s YONGSAN GARRISON — campaign,” said USFK DeputyCombined Federal Campaign officials Commander Lt. Gen. Stephen Wood.held a recognition ceremony March “I think the generosity of the donators13 at the Multipurpose Training should be applauded.”Facility. A total of 74 units received awards. Combined Federal Campaign is a Headquarters and Headquartersdonation program, which goes on once Company, U.S. Army Garrison-every year, to allow people to select Yongsan, received a Platinum Awardorganizations of their choice from a single for donating $20,845 and 100-percentbrochure and to make contributions contribution.through payroll deductions. “People ask me how can they be United States Forces Korea raised so generous and my answer to themmore than $1.45 million during the is, don’t be surprised,” said Combinedcampaign. More than 29,800 people Federal Campaign-Overseas Directorserving in Korea donated. Greg Sassman. “That’s what service Officials presented awards to men and women are. This is anrecognize overall performance during extention of their service.”the campaign. Sassman also said Combined Platinum Awards for units with Federal Campaign-Overseas made$200 average gift per donator and 85- more donations than all the units backpercent participation. home. Gold Awards for units with $120 A special merit award went to Areaaverage gift per donator and 60- V, Osan Air Base, for outstandingpercent participation. performance contributing more than Silver Awards for units with $90 $349,000.average gift per donator and 50- “I thank all the contributors for whatpercent participation. they are doing and the manner they are Bronze Awards for units with $60 doing it,” Wood said. “They madeaverage gift per donator and 40- opportunities for generous giving topercent participation. literally hundreds of worthy causes. Yongsan Garrison on the Web Web Yellow Find out the Yellow Dust information at Yongsan Web the Yongsan Garrison Web site: http://yongsan.korea.army.mil http://yongsan.korea.army.mil
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    • 14 March 23, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil/imakoroweb/sites/local/ The Morning Calm Weekly March 23-29 Dreamgirls The Queen Dreamgirls 300 The Queen Smoking Aces Dreamgirls (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. Dreamgirls Wild Hogs Wild Hogs The Queen No Show No Show No Show (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. 300 300 300 Smoking Aces Smoking Aces Epic Movie Epic Movie (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9:30 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. The Queen 300 The Queen Dreamgirls 300 The Queen Smoking Aces (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. The Number 23 The Number 23 Stomp The Yard No Show No Show No Show Smoking Aces (R) 9:30 p.m. (R) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. Dreamgirls — Effie White, Deena Alpha Dog — Johnny is a Los Shooter — Bob Lee Swagger The Queen — A revealing, witty Stomp The Yard — DJ, a troubled Jones, and Lorrell Robinson - three Angeles drug dealer. He comes (Mark Wahlberg), a former Marine portrait of the British royal family in youth from Los Angeles attending the friends from Chicago - are a from a good family, owns his home, Corps sniper who leaves the crisis immediately following the historically black Truth University in promising singing trio called The several cars and enjoys partying military after a mission goes bad. death of Princess Diana. The setting Atlanta, Georgia. When adapting to Dreamettes. Accompanied by their with his friends. Johnny is 19. When After he is reluctantly pressed back for this fictional account of real his new environment proves songwriter C.C. White (Effies his friend Jake welches on a debt, into service, Swagger is double- events is no less than the private difficult, DJ finds solace in joining a brother), they travel to New York Johnny and his boys kidnap Jake’s crossed again. With two bullets in chambers of the Royal Family and struggling fraternity where he begins to compete in a talent show at the 15-year-old brother Butch and hold him and the subject of a nationwide the British government in the wake implementing his street-style dance.Apollo Theatre. Although the girls him as a marker. Even though Butch manhunt, Swagger begins his of the sudden death of Princess moves in an attempt to help the step lose this first bid for fame, their has numerous chances to escape, revenge, which will take down the Diana in August of 1997. In the team win the coveted National Step talent attracts an ambitious he doesn’t. He’s enjoying partying most powerful people in the immediate aftermath of the Show Championship. Before long DJ manager by the name of Curtis with them, losing his virginity and country. Princesss passing, the tightly becomes the competing fraternity’s Taylor, Jr., who uses unscrupulous having a good time until something contained, tradition-bound world of main rival, while trying to pursue his tactics to move the girls from goes horribly wrong. the Queen of England clashes with new love interest, deal with his own backup singers of superstar James the slick modernity of the countrys troubled past and learn the true "Thunder" Early to superstars of brand new, image-conscious Prime meanings of brotherhood and their own. Curtis reshapes the Minister, Tony Blair. The result is an Fraternity along the way. group to "crossover" from R & B to intimate, yet thematically epic, battle the lucrative pop music scene. between private and public, Lead singer Effie gets replaced by responsibility and emotion, custom the more attractive Deena and is and action as a grieving nation waits eventually dropped from the trio. to see what its leaders will do. The group evolves into a more sophisticated group, The Dreams, with a lighter sound and chic look. Bridge To Terabitihia No Show Primeval ALpha Dog No Show No Show No Show (PG) 6:45 p.m. (R) 6:45 p.m. (R) 6:45 p.m. Shooter Shooter Shooter Dreamgirls Dreamgirls The Queen The Queen (R) 9:30 p.m. (R) 9:30 p.m. (R) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Smoking Aces Dreamgirls Dreamgirls The Queen Dreamgirls No Show Shooter (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Smoking Aces The Queen Dreamgirls The Queen No Show Shooter Dreamgirls (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Shooter Shooter The Queen The Queen Smoking Aces Smoking Aces Smoking Aces (R) 8:45 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Deck The Hall Deck The Hall The Queen Primeval Primeval Primeval Night At The Museum (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. Happy Feet Happy Feet Happy Feet Stomp The Yard Stomp The Yard Stomp The Yard The Queen (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m.
    • The Morning Calm Weekly March 23, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil/imakoroweb/sites/local/ 15Do not cease to pray for SoldiersBy Chaplain (Capt.) Geun Hyung Lee safe return home from the front line battle for hearts turned toward Him. Remember, theChaplain for the 94th Military Police Battalion at Yongsan our soldiers. I am sure that now, more than future is in God’s hands, so we can rest assured S urely, the past months’ newspapers ever, many people pray for the men and women in our prayer to Him. We do not need to worry were filled with many articles and in the Armed Forces. These difficult and about anything because God holds the best path pictures about war. Every time I turn confusing days are surely storms in our life, for our life. The scripture says, “In all ways weon the television, news broadcasts like CNN or which often make us worried and afraid. It is should acknowledge Him, then God shall directthe American Forces Network are filled with not wrong to fear the dark and lonely nights of our paths straight (Proverbs 3:6).” He is ourdaunting stories about the never-ending terror in our life, especially when we aren’t sure what is eternal guidance and an ever-present help inIraq and Afghanistan. When you hear people ahead of us or what is behind us. When we are trouble.talking, it is not long before the subject of the afraid, we need a light to make us feel safe. I Let us continue praying for our President, the believe that light is praying to God. leaders and all soldiers in the Armed Forces.war is heard discoursed about in the The Bible teaches us that, “God is light and in Pray for peace and for the soldiers in Koreaconversation. and in combat areas. I believe God’s protection During times of war, a soldier’s safety is Him is no darkness…The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?” (1John 1:5, and guidance are always there for His evercritical and essentially the most consequential faithful and praying children. We may notissue of all. As much as we would like to see Psalm 27:1) In the dark and stormy days of our life, we have God with us. Yes, our Heavenly completely understand all that is going on in thisthe enemy defeated and some ‘peace in the world today; but when we trust His protectionmiddle east,’ we also very desperately crave a Father is the source of all that we need, and we and guidance, we can be sure that these will receive His light if we continue to keep our difficult times will pass. Area II Worship Services CatholicMass Sunday8 a.m. South Post Chapel Collective Protestant KATUSA Thursday 6:30 p.m. MemorialChapel 11:30a.m. MemorialChapel Sunday 8 a.m. MemorialChapel KCFA 2ndTues. 11:45a.m. MemorialChapel 5 p.m. MemorialChapel (WeeklyCommunion) 3rd Tues. 11:45a.m. MemorialChapel Tues./Wed. 12:05 p.m. 121HospitalChapel 9:30a.m. 121HospitalChapel Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Church of Christ Information: Mon./Thur./Fri1 2:05p.m. MemorialChapel 9:30a.m. HannamVillageChapel Call738-3011 Saturday 5 p.m. MemorialChapel (Korean) Area II Chaplains 1st Sat. 9a.m. MemorialChapel 10 a.m. South Post Chapel Chaplain (LTC) James P King (Area II Staff Chaplain) . 10 a.m. Multipurpose james.p.king@korea.army.mil or DSN 738-3009 Jewish Friday 6 p.m. South Post Chapel Training Facility (R.O.C.K.) Distinctive Faith Group Services Chaplain (MAJ) Adolph G. DuBose (Deputy Area II CH) 10:30a.m. K-16 Chapel Episcopal Sunday 10 a.m. MemorialChapel 11 a.m. HannamVillageChapel adolph.g.dubose@korea.army.mil or DSN 738-4043 United Pentecostal Sunday 1:30 p.m. MemorialChapel Noon South Post Chapel Chaplain (MAJ) Leo Mora Jr. (Family Life Chaplain) (Gospel) leo.mora@korea.army.mil or DSN 736-3018
    • March 23, 200716 http://ima.korea.army.mil/imakoroweb/sites/local/ The Morning Calm WeeklyHumphreys family visits garrisonUSAG Humphreys hosts namesake Chong Pyeong-sik and Betty Humphreys leave a wish at Suwon Folk Village. PHOTOS BY BOB MCELROY Rhee Seok, grandson of the last Emperor of Korea (center) and other entertainers sing to BettyHumphreys at the Cheongdam Cultural Center. Betty and Ann Humphreys meet Brig. Gen. Al By Bob McElroy Aycock and wife, Sue. Area III Public Affairs USAG Humphreys – The widow of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benjamin K. Humphreys, Betty Humphreys, her nephew Bob Humphreys and his wife Ann visited the camp that bears their family name last week. While they were here they had the chance to meet the Soldiers, civilians and family members who lived and work at Camp Humphreys. The trip marked the first time Betty Humphreys visited Korea and the post named after her husband, a helicopter pilot who died when his H-21 Shawnee cargo helicopter developed mechanical problems and crashed near Osan in Nov. 1961. Humphreys was scheduled to visit Korea in 2004 but was unable to due to illness. Her nephew Bob and wife Ann came in her stead. During their week in Korea the Humphreys family toured Camp Humphreys and visited the new family housing units, the Community Activity Center, PX and Humphreys American Elementary School. They also spent some time with local community leaders and visited the Onyang Museum, Pyeongtaek Port, Suwon Folk Village and the Task Force Smith Memorial. The highlight of the family’s week came on Thursday, March 15, when they witnessed the unfurling of the new U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys colors. As their trip wound down, Betty Humphreys thanked and praised the people of Korea and the Soldiers, civilians and family members for showing her such a wonderful time and for the great honor they had bestowed upon her late husband. “I accept the honors in his name,” she said.Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benjamin K.Humphreys.Betty Humphreys flew a Chinook Bob Humphreys, Betty Humphreys, Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr. and Ann Humphreys shovel dirt at the base ofsimulator at Desiderio Army Airfield. the Red Maple Tree planted in memory of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benjamin K. Humphreys.
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    • March 23, 200718 http://ima.korea.army.mil/imakoroweb/sites/local/ MWR The Morning Calm Weekly Calling all Artists Half and Full Marathon Looking For Work MWR is clearing the walls in The 2007 Eighth Army Half and Full Family Child Care provides work and anticipation of the submissions for Marathon is scheduled to take place life options for individuals residing on- the 2007 Arts and Crafts Contest. April 28 at Camp Casey’s Hanson Field post looking to earn an income while The contest is open to all members House. Awards will be presented to the staying home. Individuals living in on- of the military community. Winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each post quarters are authorized to care for pieces will move on to compete in the Men’s and Women’s category. up to 6 children (including their own). All-Army where cash prizes are Registration runs from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. The FCC program offers free training, awarded. Six categories will offer an The race will kick off at 8 a.m., following monetary subsidies, a lending closet array of possibilities for creative a course briefing. Course maps are and technical and morale support. For people. They include Ceramics, available in advance from the Camp more information on how to become a Wood, Fibers and textiles, Glass, Casey Sports Office which may be Family Child Care provider, please CYS Transition Workshop Offered Metals and jewelry, Drawings, Prints, reached at DSN 730-2322. For more contact your local ACS office or DSN Transitioning of children from one Water base painting, Oil base information, contact your local MWR 725-3205. school to another during PCS moves painting, Mixed media – 2D, and Sports Office or the Korea Region are difficult. The School Liaison and Mixed media – 3D. Amateur artists Sports Director at DSN 725-5064. School Transition Office is there to are encouraged to enter in the help with Transition Workshops.The “Novice” group while the Transition Workshops will assist “Advanced” competition will be for military families with school transition those who have taken formal art issues. It will identify barriers to the training All MWR patrons, including academic success of Army family active duty service members, family members (primary and secondary members, and DoD civilians who are education and develop solutions), authorized to use US Army recreation promote parent involvement by Army facilities are eligible to enter. Each parents of school age children in their artist may enter up to five pieces per student’s education, and development. category. The deadline to enter in For more information on the School April 18. For more information, Liaison Program, contact your local contact your local Arts and Crafts CYS office. Center or DSN 725-6070. MWR to celebrate Month of the Military Child Special to The Morning Calm Weekly Some activities are: Castle Jump, drawings for prizes, fun games, dance Morale, Welfare and Recreations Korea-Region exhibition, information booth, give-away booth, food, bike registration by DARE YONGSAN, GARRISON – April is designated as the Month of the Military and more.Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces Also on April 21, Yongsan’s FAP will host a MMC/CAPM Baby Shower incommunity. the Community Services building. The event will include fun games, educational Military children face many obstacles unique to their situation, such as having information, and free giveaways for all expecting parents and parents of infantsa parent deployed for extended periods of time and frequently being uprooted less than two months of age.from school. Camp Humphreys is gearing up for celebrations such as the MMC and The month of April also brings awareness to Child Abuse Prevention. CAPM Event scheduled to take place at Soldier’s Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Areas are hosting events in recognition. Singing the National Anthem and several patriotic songs; Recognition and prizes To quote the official slogan, “Today’s Children and Tomorrow’s Future.” for the winners of the patriotic poems and child abuse prevention related stories; Camps Casey, Red Cloud, Hovey, Castle, Jackson and Mobile will join Junior Olympics; fun games and information booths; magic show, danceforces for three major events. presentation and talent show; free snacks and drinks; drawing for prizes, youth A prayer breakfast is scheduled for 8 a.m., on April 10 at the Golf Course. volunteer recognitionThe 3-mile Walk will take place on April 21 from 8 a.m. to noon. There is no shortage of events planned for Daegu. A CAPM Prayer A midnight vigil is also scheduled, details to be announced. Breakfast is set for April 4 at Fellowship Hall from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. The Yongsan FAP MMC and CAPM Fun Run is scheduled for April 7 in It will kickoff activities for Child Abuse Prevention Month by Area IVfront of Collier Field House. Commander. To ‘KICK OFF” April as the Child Abuse Prevention Month and Month of Also, an MMC Event is scheduled for April 28 at Kelly Field from 10 a.m.the Military Child, this walk/run will invite families to participate in recognition to 1 p.m. Child and Youth Services and ACS will work together to conductand support of the month’s events. children oriented Community Event for Month of the Military Child. After the event, FAP will like to offer refreshments and prizes to the This event will begin with the GC proclamation, and will consist of games,participants. Then from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Main Post Exchange, FAP performances and age appropriate goodie bags including Child Abuse Preventionwill provide face painting and special balloons and educational information to material. Food and drinks will be provided as well as Information booths, andadults. Yongsan’s CYS will host the Community Fun Fair on April 21 at the an Award ceremony for youth volunteer recognition. With deployment as aCDC parking lot. The entire Yongsan community will be invited to share in this reality in the lives of a majority of Army Soldiers and families, it is criticallyannual event to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. The celebration will important for us to maintain healthy families and positive community involvementtake place in two parts, first with a fun run April 7. The second part will be the on behalf of the welfare of children.Community Fun Fair April 21. For our Army Child Abuse Prevention Month 2007, the program emphasizes This event will showcase the Area II children and the programs that support that our children need caring adults, safe homes and schools, healthythe needs of children in Yongsan. It is a day of fun for children and adults, development opportunities, effective chances to learn and grow, and a communitythanking them for all they give to serve our nation. committed to their future.
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    • March 23, 2007 Page 21US Army Garrison Humphreys unfurls itscolors and honors the Humphreys familyArea III Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Kim cases the old colors.By Bob McElroy Benjamin K. Humphreys, her nephewArea III Public Affairs Bob Humphreys and his wife Ann. USAG HUMPHREYS – Approx- Humphreys traveled from Fayetteville,imately 150 Soldiers, civilians, family N.C., Bob and Ann Humphreys frommembers and friends gathered here Laurel, Md.Thursday to witness the unfurling of The visit marked the first timethe new U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys had been to Korea andHumphreys colors and to pay their seen the post named after her laterespects to the family of the late Chief husband, a helicopter pilot who diedWarrant Officer 2 Benjamin K. when his H-21 Shawnee cargoHumphreys for whom this post was helicopter developed mechanicalnamed. problems and crashed near Osan in PHOTOS BY F. NEIL NEELEY The reflagging and renaming 1961. In 1962 the post, until then called Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Kim (L) accepts the new colors from Col Michael J. Taliento Jr.,effectively ended the era of the U.S. K-6, was renamed Camp Humphreys Area III commander.Army Support Activity Area III and in his memory. of the U.S. Forces Korea elements in boy in him, she noted, and loved playingCamp Humphreys moniker. Recent During his remarks following the Yongsan Garrison, Seoul will move pranks on her and his friends.guidance from the Installation casing and uncasing ceremony, U.S. south to Camp Humphreys increasing But above all he was the man sheManagement Command directed the Army Garrison Humphreys its population several hundred percent loved for most of her life and missespost to change its name to U.S. Army Commander Col. Michael J. Taliento over today’s as well as tripling its land to this day.Garrison Humphreys to bring it inline Jr., touched on the significance of the area. “Ben is very missed by his familywith other IMCOM posts worldwide. change and the future growth of Camp Humphreys followed thanking and by me, I’ve never stopped The special guests for the ceremony Humphreys. Taliento and all of the Soldiers, civilians grieving,” she said. “We knew eachwere Betty Humphreys, widow of In the next several years nearly all and Korean community leaders who other so long.” made her visit such a wonderful Before she concluded, Humphreys experience. Her poignant and, at times, invited her nephew Bob to the lectern humorous remarks provided an insight to read an old letter from Ben into the kind of Soldier, man and Humphreys, written to Betty when he husband Ben Humphreys was— was 14 years old and she 12. modest, unassuming and a friend to all In the letter Ben professed his love he met. for Betty over all others and hoped that “He’d have never believed that she shared his feelings. thousands of people would know his She did and after several years of name,” Humphreys said, referring to friendship and courtship they married the Soldiers and civilians who had been when he was a 22 year-old Soldier and assigned to or passed through Camp she 20. They were married 11 years Humphreys over the years. when Ben died. Humphreys said that Humphreys described her husband she never stopped loving him and the as one who had a thirst for knowledge Army.Betty Humphreys meets IMCOM Korea Region Director Brig. Gen. and a drive to be the best at whatever “He was my hero for many yearsAl Aycock and wife, Sue, before the reflagging ceremony. he took on. He also had a lot of little before he was Bob’s, and I loved him.”
    • 22 http://ima.korea.army.mil/imakoroweb/sites/local/ March 23, 2007 Area III The Morning Calm Weekly TAX ASSISTANCE HAES + Einstein = “Pi R there” CENTER NOW OPEN Offering tax assistance, tax preparation, and free e-filing. The Tax Center is located at Camp Humphreys Bldg. S-262, co-located with the Red Cross. Hours are Mon., Tue., Wed. and Fri. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thur., by Appointment Only, and Sat., 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Call 753-3905 for an appointment and to ensure that you are bringing the required documentation, including W-2s. A mobile tax center will make Wednesday visits to Camps Long and Eagle, appointments required. OSAN BAZAAR The Osan Officers’ Spouses’ Club’s Spring Fever Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. at the O’Club. Furniture, jewelry, fabric and more. Proceeds are deposited into the OSC’s Welfare Fund in order to donate to the many organizations and charities it supports, including scholarships. PHOTO BY JACKIE FARMER Open to all DOD ID/Rations Card ( L to R) Jo-Ann Han, Alexa Price, Von Joshua Caluma and Eric Campos measure their pizza to determine the pizza’s holders. info.,visit the OSC’s website: circumference, radius, and diameter on Pi day at HAES.. www.osanosc.com. By Jackie Farmer birthday party complete with cake and diameter, and radius of both pizza U.S. CITIZENSHIP HAES 4th Grade Teacher “games” related to hands on and fruit pies, realizing that Pi is CLASS SET USAG HUMPHREYS – The investigations in physics and the “true” number for all things A class for potential U.S. citizens will be held at ACS, Bldg 311, Monday students and parents in Jacki mathematics. round. from 2-4 p.m. Farmer ’s fourth grade class To honor National Pi Day, both By calculating the This class will cover immigration visa, celebrated both Albert students and parents explored the true formula for Pi, both parents application process, citizenship Einstein’s birthday and National meaning of Pi (the ratio of the and students also learned interview and test preparation. Pi day, March 14. circumference of a circle to its that Pi is always Contact Junghee Sung, 753- To commemorate the birth of diameter) by learning about its history equivalent to the decimal 8782,Humphreys/788-4934, Suwon the famous physicist, Albert – back to the time of Archimedes- and 3.14159….the part to the right of AB. Einstein, the students hosted a measuring the circumference, the decimal is about a seventh. FREE KOREAN LANGUAGE CLASSES CAC pool set to reopen soon Starting Saturdays, March 31, 2 - 4 p.m. Learn Korean language and culture. Classes will be held in the 3rd Floor class room, Cheongdam Culture Center, Gaeksa-ri, Paengseong-eub. Sign up through March 30 by calling Ms. Chong at 7 5 4 - 6 1 3 0 email: chongcgs@korea.army.mil) or Mr. Yu at 754-7652 or 010-4735-8754. email: yup@korea.army.mil) BUNGEE JUMPING At Cheongpung Land begins April 21 - monthly thereafter. Check CAC for exact dates. Cost is $60 per person. Sign up at the CAC or call 753-8825. Transportation and lunch will be provided. YOGA CLASSES Tues. and Thurs. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. aerobics and cardio classes are also F. NEIL NEELEY available Mon. - Thurs. from 4:30 to The CAC pool is shown undergoing repairs in this December file photo. The pool has been closed for repairs for many months. 5:30 p.m. Classes meet in the aerobics The long awaited reopening of the CAC indoor pool is close. Recreation chief Jim Howell estimates it will room at the CAC. Classes for all skill reopen March 31 if everything goes right. The pool has been under repair for leaks. Please call 753-8835 or 753- levels. Info call 753-8807. 8825 to check on updates.
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area III March 23, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil/imakoroweb/sites/local/ 23The key to control rests with the Housing Office By Bob McElroy not always secure because unauthorized people provide the necessary information and be logged Area III Public Affairs could sign for keys and burglarize someone’s room. into the computer and assigned keys. Each key USAG HUMPHREYS—The Housing The old system could also be inefficient because comes with a plastic fob which has a small Office here is replacing its key control system the key custodian could lose track of keys that had computer chip embedded into it. with a new computerized key-control system that been signed out, Bradford The keys are secured in strong-metal should make managing, controlling and securing said. cabinets that remain locked until the correct keys much easier and more effective. The Automated Key user information is entered into the computer. Called the Automated Key Control System, it Control System eliminates When the Soldier and keys are logged in replaces the traditional gray-metal box that has much of the inefficiencies of to the system the computer will tell the been a staple of Army units and organizations for the old system Bradford said Housing Office which storage drawer the years with a computer system, high-tech storage because it provides more key is in. The key tag illuminates so that drawers and key fobs with embedded computer accurate data for key the operator can find it easily. As a chips. control. But, like the old security measure, if the operator takes When it is up and running in a few months system the new one relies the wrong key an alarm sounds. the new system should provide an accurate on accurate information Bradford said that the system will also inventory of all the keys the Housing Office when keys are be used to track small-expensive items controls as well as where the keys are, when registered into the the Housing Office controls such as they were signed out, by whom and when they computer, she said. cell phones and video cameras. are due back. After the initial Also part of the system is an U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Directorate data entry though, electronic fob that will be issued to of Public Works Housing Manager Joan the new system staff duty personnel so that they can Bradford said that the new system costs $90,000 provides increased get keys for Soldiers or family and is designed to handle the post’s growth up efficiency and members after duty hours. Duty to 2008. security. personnel will sign for the key at the Traditionally, units and organizations controlled She explained beginning of their duty shift. keys the same way: log the key number on a how it will work. P C HOTO OURTSY OF K T EY RAK WEBSIGHT Bradford said that she used the same register, attach a tag to identify the key and A Soldier reports to Camp Humphreys and signs key control system when she worked in Europe secure it in a locking key box. That system was for quarters at the Housing Office; the Soldier will and “…it was great.” 3-2 GSAB Soldiers are good neighbors with “Operation Orphanage Care” By Spc.Takia Mitchell paying for the parts from their own changed as gifts were passed out. “The best reward that we got 3-2nd GSAB pockets. Jacks Bikes outside the Some of the Soldiers were also a bit was seeing the children’s smiling USAG HUMPHREYS – Humphreys walk-thru gate helped by shy, because they weren’t accustomed faces,” said Pfc. Rebecca Fulton, Soldiers from the 3-2nd General providing the bicycle parts at cost. to being around the children. HHC 3-2 GSAB. Service Aviation Battalion recently The monthly orphanage visit is part As soon as the children saw the All too soon, the visit ended. As brightened the lives of some of the of the 3/2 AVN GSAB’s Operation bicycles the ice was broken and the the soldiers drove away, children orphans at the Sung Yuk Orphanage Orphanage care, a monthly visitation fun began. Children poured out of the on their bikes followed the bus and in Pyeongtaek. They visited March program organized by Chaplain (Capt.) orphanage to receive their gifts. The many goodbye waves were 10 and brought along five restored Jon Wilson and Chaplain Assistant Sgt. soldiers passed out candy to the kids exchanged. bicycles, several soccer balls, yoyos, Sean Doyle. The visit is part of the and a quick bond of friendship was On the ride back to the base and hoopla-hoops. battalion’s Good Neighbor Program. established. The soldiers quickly got everyone talked about the fun Echo Company, 3-2nd Soldiers At first the Soldiers found the attached to the children. There seemed they’d had and how soon they restored the bicycles themselves, orphans to be a bit shy but that quickly to have been no language barrier at all. wanted to return to visit “their kid.” Pvt. Joshua Reeves, E. Co. 3-2 GSAB gives a child a push on one of the restored Spec. Takia Mitchell (left) PVT Rebecca Fulton (center) and SSG Kenneth Zepeda (right) bicycles talks with two of the children..
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    • March 23, 2007 Page 25Multi-purpose fields sprouting up in Area IVArtificial turf, amenitiesto enhance quality of lifeBy Galen Putnam as changes of command, unit physicalArea IV Public Affairs fitness training, concerts, special CAMP HENRY – Playing on events and more.athletic fields that have turned into “This is the way to go,” said Daviddusty, barren, wastelands from Lucia, director of Area IV Morale,overuse, or worse yet, not being able Welfare, and Recreation. “Due toto play at all because a facility has limited space, a limited number ofturned into a mud bog following a fields, excessive use and the difficultydownpour, will be a thing of the past and cost of maintaining (grass) fieldin Area IV as four new high-tech quality, we had to go in anothermulti-purpose fields are either direction. This will provide levelcurrently under construction or are in playing fields in a constant state of PHOTOS BY GALEN PUTNAMthe works for Camps Carroll, Henry, ideal readiness for a variety of uses. Camp Henry’s Victory Field doesn’t look like much right now but following its $2.8 million renovationWalker and George. It will be inconvenient during it will feature a year-round multi-sport artificial turf surface, a new press box, lighting and more. The artificial turf fields will allow construction, but the end product willfor year-round usage, not only for be a big benefit to the community. It “This will be a big improvement gazebo and a new synthetic runningathletics but for other activities such will be well worth the wait.” because it will be safer for the Soldiers track. Indeed, instead of waiting for fields and we will get more use out of the Even the MWR field adjacent to to dry out following a soaking rain or fields than before.” Taegu American School on Camp waiting weeks for seed to take root At Camp Carroll, Sankye George (or what is left of it following following spring maintenance, those Construction Company Ltd. of Yongin the construction of a new, multi-story issues will no longer be a factor. Each started construction on the $3.1 academic building covering half of the field will incorporate a sophisticated million project to refurbish Story Field field) will receive a facelift. The drainage system allowing nearly in May 2006. The project, which will project will include an artificial turf constant use. In addition, today’s also feature new and improved lighting “mini-field” with a scoreboard, synthetic turf systems, which feature for nighttime use, a running track, lighting (which the field currently realistic grass “blades” and shock upgraded restrooms and a press box, lacks) and restrooms. Currently, absorbing padding beneath the playing is slated for completion in June. patrons must use the rest rooms inside surface, have proven to be much safer The $2.8 million project at Camp the school which can be troublesome than the Astroturf fields of days past Henry’s Victory Field started in Oct. on weekends or after school hours on according to Lucia. He also pointed 2006 and is scheduled for completion weekdays. out that with the new synthetic turf, in early June. Handong Construction Contract designs for the Camp there are no holes to step into causing Company Ltd., of Suwon will be Walker and George projects are still injury as is often the case with grass installing new lighting, athletic in the works, but construction on fields. equipment storage, a press box and Kelly Field should begin late this fall “This is a great idea. The fields at safety netting to keep errant balls according to Lucia. Camp Walker and Camp Henry are from damaging buildings on post or “Besides offering increased usage really bad. People were getting injuries exiting the installation. and improved safety, the energy from stepping in holes and things like Camp Walker’s Kelly Field, the efficient lighting and minimized that,” said Sgt. 1st Class Johnny “showcase” athletic facility and maintenance, like mowing, will offerA worker from Handong Construction Blackett, 665th Movement Control parade field in Area IV, will receive a lot value to the community,” LuciaCompany Ltd., of Suwon, installs safety netting Team non-commissioned officer-in- the most extensive upgrade. Features said. “I think community membersat Camp Henry’s Victory Field. The netting will charge and sports enthusiast whose will include improved lighting, a new will be excited to have such state-of-keep errant balls from leaving the field area, unit typically conducts physical scoreboard, press box, and rest the-art facilities at their disposal year-preventing damage on or off-post. training on Camp Henry’s Victory Field. rooms, as well as a picnic area with round.”Area IV Support Activity to hold redesignation ceremonyArea IV Public Affairs which subsequently relocated to Camp Carroll in April The U.S. Army Garrison - Daegu provides support 2005 and deactivated in June 2006. The U.S. Army for six installations and 11 sites. CAMP HENRY – The Area IV Support Activity Garrison - Daegu will be responsible for managing all The unit provides base operations support serviceswill hold a redesignation ceremony Wednesday at 2 aspects of U.S. Army installations in Area IV, such as for 42 separate units and agencies, which perform ap.m. in front of its headquarters building here. The unit, which was originally constituted on Oct. construction, family care, food management, variety of missions in the defense of the Republic of16, 2003 in the regular Army as the Area IV Support environmental programs, well-being, logistics, and Korea, and about 10,000 U.S. military, KATUSAActivity, will be redesignated as U.S. Army Garrison- public works in the lower third of the Republic of Soldiers, American and Korean civilian employees,Daegu. It will be the third of the four Area Support Korea. contractors and American family members. It alsoActivity units throughout the peninsula to complete Area IV is the largest of the U.S. Army’s four provides support to the other services in Area IV,the redesignation to a USAG. geographic regions on the peninsula. It covers about including the U. S. Navy at Fleet Activities Chinhae in The Area IV Support Activity assumed the base 10,000 square miles and stretches from south of Jinhae and the U. S. Marine Corps at Camp Mujuk inoperations mission from the 20th Area Support Group, Daejeon to Busan, including all installations in Daegu. Pohang.
    • 26 http://ima.korea.army.mil/imakoroweb/sites/local/ March 23, 2007 Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV CPAC Summer Hire Program The application period for the 2007 Summer Hire Program for high school and college students is open through April 19. Applications must be turned in to the Area IV Civilian Personnel Advisory Center, Bldg. 1805 on Camp Henry. For information, call Sue Finch at 768-7542 or go to: http://cpoc- www.korea.army.mil/chra/AreaIV/ summer_hires.htm. Speed Limit Change The speed limit on Nebraska Street, Rhode Island Street and Pennsylvania Avenue on Camp Walker will be reduced from 40 kph to 25 kph until Apr. 2. For information, call Rolen Johns at 768-8650. Arts and Crafts Contest PHOTOS BY GALEN PUTNAM The 2007 Korea Region Arts and Area IV community members plant trees on Waryong Mountain near Keimyung University as part of Daegu Metropolitain City’s annual Crafts Contest will feature Arbor Day tree-planting event. This year is the 35th consecutive year U.S. Army has participated in the event. competition in the following categories: ceramics, wood, fibers & textiles, glass, metals and jewelry, drawings, prints, water base Soldiers, citizens celebrate Arbor Day painting, oil base painting, mixed media-2D and mixed media-3D. The Volunteers plant 1,300 trees, deadline to submit entries to the Camp Walker Arts and Crafts Center is April 8. An awards ceremony will build international goodwill be held 3 p.m. May 9 at the Yongsan By Galen Putnam Arts and Crafts Center. For Area IV Public Affairs information, call the Area IV Arts and WARYONG MOUNTAIN, Daegu – About 70 Area Crafts Center at 764-5692. IV community members including Soldiers, KATUSA’s, Scouts, and others joined more than 500 Daegu citizens Apple Tree Gift Shop to celebrate the Daegu Metropolitan City’s 62nd Annual Extended Hours Arbor Day event March 16. The Apple Tree Gift Shop will offer The occasion marked the 35th consecutive year that extended hours through March 31. the U.S. Army has participated in Daegu Metropolitan Hours will be: Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m.; Tuesday – City Arbor Day tree-planting festivities. March 30, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; March 31, Participants were welcomed with gift towels and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For information, call water bottles, both of which came in handy with the the Apple Tree Gift Shop at 764-4152. exertion of not only planting trees, but climbing to the top of Waryong Mountain near Keimyung University on Daegaya Experience Daegu’s west side on a hot, humid afternoon. They Festival Trip were also treated to a Samul Nori performance before The Chaplain Cross-Cultural starting. Training and Family Life Center is “Thank you for coming here today to plant trees sponsoring the Daegaya Experience with us,” said Daegu Metropolitan City Vice Mayor Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7 Kwon Young-sae on behalf of Mayor Kim Bum-il at the in Goryeong County. Departure time opening ceremony. “As you may know, we are working is 9 a.m. from the Building “E” hard to make Daegu an environmentally friendly city. parking lot on Camp George. The We have planted more than 10 million trees, and we will trip is “first come, first served.” continue to plant more. I hope you will help us in Registration deadline is March 31. preserving and making use of them efficiently.” Fee for the Daegaya Museum is After receiving instructions on how to properly plant 2,000 won per person. Fees for Pvt. Jordan E. Swantek, 25th Transportation Battalion, tamps down soil the 1,300 mountain cherry, pine and Zelkova trees, the strawberry harvesting are 6,000 won after planting a tree on Waryong Mountain near Keimyung University. volunteers headed to their designated work areas. Being for age five and older and 4,000 won younger and fitter than many of the other participants, become a green mountain which is full of trees.” for age four and younger. Transportation and soft drinks will including those from Korean civic and veterans Daegu representatives were happy to have the Area be provided. For information, call Yi organizations, the Area IV representatives headed IV volunteers take part. Hye-suk at 768-7071. straight to the top of the mountain. “I’m thankful to the U.S. Army Soldiers for taking “Today, it was a little hard for me but I had a good part in the Arbor Day planting event every year,” said AVID Garage Sale workout,” said KATUSA Soldier Pvt. Jung Hwan-won, Jun Chae-young, Daegu Metropolitan City Parks and The Taegu American School AVID Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Area IV Greenary Division. “I’m sure that it makes relations Program will hold a “garage sale” 10 Support Activity. “I’m happy to plant new life to help between Korea and the United States closer.” a.m. – 4 p.m. March 31 at the TAS rejuvenate the mountain.” Others appreciated the assistance as well. gym. Booths can be reserved for $10. Despite the hard work involved, other volunteers “I appreciate the U.S. Army Soldiers for Everyone is welcome to operate a enjoyed the experience as well. participating in this event,” said Kim Bong-won, booth or just come to shop. For “This is an exciting event and I am glad to be able to Dalseo District Local Administration Association. “I information, call Thelberstine Buford participate,” said Pfc. Sheryl Mateo, 517th Movement expect the trees we planted today will make Daegu a 010-8671-6926. Control Team. “I expect this mountain will one day more beautiful city.”
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV March 23, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil/areaiv/sites/local/ 2719th ESC opens Citizen’s Room, appoints ambassadorsBy Sgt. Oh Kyo-dae compassionate gaze of some of the very best citizens19th ESC Public Affairs of the city of Daegu and in fact of this great Republic CAMP HENRY – Soldiers and community leaders of Korea,” Mason added.from Daegu city gathered at the 19th Sustainment Command Cultural ambassadors were also appointed to create(Expeditionary) headquarters building to celebrate the better relationships between the U.S. Military anddedication of the Daegu Citizen’s Room and the appointment Daegu communities. The four ambassadors are Kimof four cultural ambassadors Feb. 28. Hak-pong, Dagu City senior advisor; Lee Seung-ju, The ceremony began with the introduction of the president of International Textile Co., Ltd.; Shin Il-hee,city key that sparked the idea to create the Daegu chairman of the Board of Trustees, KeimyungCitizen’s Room. University; and Son Jeong-kil, president of Bokwang “This began about four months ago, when our former Textile Co., Ltd.commander Maj. Gen. Timothy P. McHale was SGT. OH KYO-DAE “The cultural ambassadors have been significantpresented with the city key to Daegu City by Mayor Brig. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, commanding general of the contributors and supported great events to theKim [Beum-Il] in October last year. That was the start 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), appoints Shin Il- community and the 19th ESC,” Son said. “They arefor all of brainstorming,” said Capt. Seuk Hwan Son, hee, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Keimyung University the link between the 19th ESC and the Daegu City19th ESC Public Affairs Office, who coordinated the as one of four cultural ambassadors to the 19th ESC during the community. They will accommodate, assist andprogram in conjunction with the 19th ESC Secretary dedication of the Daegu Citizen’s Room Feb. 28. facilitate, promoting the Korean cultures into the 19thof the General Staff Section. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, commanding general of 19th ESC. We are honored to appoint them as our “The vision by the command group initiated the ESC, Command Sgt. Maj. George Duncan, command ambassadors.”process. Initial process was to have a room dedicated sergeant major of 19th ESC, and Kim Beum-Il, mayor The Daegu Citizen’s Room is a showcase foras a Daegu Citizen’s room. Along with that we recognize of Daegu City. Soldiers and family members to realize that there isgood neighbor organizations that have had a close “The room dedicated to Daegu citizen shows how Daegu community within us. Whenever we have specialrelationship with us on one side of the wall and the newly sincere our relationship and friendship is. I hope this events, meetings, seminars and community relationsappointed cultural ambassadors on the other side of the room contributes for better understanding between events, we will be sitting in that room, Son explained.wall with the key to the city in the room,” Son added. Korea and America,” Kim said. The Daegu Citizen’s Room is dedicated to the “By establishing the Daegu Citizen’s Room within “As you have welcomed me to this wonderful Land citizens of Daegu city and 19th ESC will conduct anthe headquarter of 19th ESC right across the offices of of the Morning Calm, you will always have a place open house for the public to come and see the room.the commanding general and command group, signifies here to call home within the 19th ESC. You are officially “There is slight difficulty on public access to thisthe close relationship between the 19th ESC and Daegu part of the 19th family,” Mason said during his opening room,” Son said. “However, we will, either monthly orcity. And further, we enhance our relationship by sharing remarks. quarterly, have an open house set up for the public toa portion of our office as they have welcomed us to “Everyday, my Soldiers and I, civilians and family come and view the room. But by all means, for thoseKorea,” Son said. members will be able to walk past this room, hold good neighbors who are already involved in the 19th, The ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted by Brig. meetings and special events under the supportive and are free to walk in and take a look at the room.”
    • March 23, 200728 http://ima.korea.army.mil/areaiv/sites/local/ Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly NEWS & NOTES Reverse Triathlon Slated American Red Cross Family Child Care Providers A “reverse” triathlon will be 9 a.m. March 31 at Camp Classes Offered Family Child Care Providers are now being sought in Carroll. The registration time is 8 – 8:45 a.m. The event The American Red Cross will conduct a life guarding, first Area IV. Free training and support is provided through consists of 5 kilometer run, 15 kilometer bike and 400 aid and CPR-PR with Automatic External Defibrillator class Child and Youth Services. Applicants should be 18 meter swim. Participants must provide their own bike, at the Camp Walker and Camp Carroll pools Apr. 9 through years old or older, reside on-post and have a high helmet and safety gear. For information, call the Camp 13. There will be swim test noon – 7 p.m. Apr. 8. school diploma or G.E.D. In addition, potential providers Carroll Sports and Fitness Center at 765-8287. Registration deadline is Apr. 8. For information, call Jimmy must have experience with children, pass background Finch at 768-7642. and health checks and speak English well. For Military Child Event information, call Maryvel Jones at 768-7707. Bring your children to the Child and Youth Services National Security Personnel System Month of the Military Child Opening Event 2 – 5 p.m. Town Hall Meeting Scheduled Information “Hot Line” April 1 at Kelly Field on Camp Walker. This fun-filled Town hall meetings highlighting the National Security In an effort to make urgent information available to day will include a “Family Fun Walk,” food, games, Personnel System transition will be held April 20 at the personnel who live and work within Area IV, an face painting, balloon making, performances, prizes, a Camp Henry Theater. The first session is 10 – 11:30 a.m. information hotline has been established which “Spring Egg-Hunt” and more. The event is open to the and the second session is 1 – 2:30 p.m. The meetings are enables anyone to call in 24/7 to receive current community. For information, call CYS at 764-5297/5720. open to the public including military supervisors and family information about road conditions, force protective members. For information, call Audwin Lindsay at 768- conditions, protests/gate closures and school delays Easter Sunrise Service 6638 or Kimberly Alford at 768-7947. or closures. The number is 764-4094 for DSN phones There will be an Easter Sunrise Service for the Area IV or 0505-764-4094 from off-post. For information, call community 7 a.m. April 8 at the Evergreen Community New MPD Emergency Leave Victor Lowe at 764-4167. Club on Camp Walker. The guest speaker will be Phone Number Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Charles, 19th Sustainment The Area IV Military Personnel Division at Camp Henry Power Yoga Classes Command (Expeditionary). A free breakfast will follow has a new emergency leave phone number. The new The Crown Jewel Sports and Fitness Center on Camp the service. For information, call Chaplain (Maj.) Lee number is 010-6696-8366. For information, call Robert Carroll holds Power Yoga classes 5:30 p.m. every Yo-sup at 768-8776. Bridgewater at 768-8498. Tuesday and Thursday. Power Yoga can help you achieve many positive things in life including weight Bass Fishing Tournament Set Area IV Tax Centers Available loss, anti-aging, peace of mind and reduced stress, A Bass Fishing Tournament will be held 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free tax preparation services will be provided to all military etc. The instructor is Cho Kui-cha. For information, April 7 at the Jang Chuk Gi Reservoir, 45 minutes south personnel, family members and civilian employees through call the Sports and Fitness Center at 765-8287/8118. of Daegu. Departure is 4:15 a.m. from the Camp Walker June 15 at the Tax Centers on Camps Henry and Carroll. Commissary and return time is 4 p.m. Cost is $35 At the Camp Henry Tax Center (Bldg. 1805) operating hours Spinning Classes including transportation, food and drinks. The fee for are 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Mon., Tue., Wed. and Fri., 1 – 4 The Crown Jewel Sports and Fitness Center on Camp equipment rental is $10 for rod and reel only. p.m. Thu., and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sat. At the Camp Carroll Tax Carroll has a biking program 6 p.m. every Monday and Registration deadline is April 4. Prizes include: 1st Place Center, hours are 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon., Tue., Wed. and Wednesday. Certified instructor Sandy Clark leads the $200, 2nd Place $150 and 3rd Place $100. For Fri., and 1 – 4 p.m. Thu. For information, call Capt. Eric sessions. Ten bikes available on a first come first served information, call Luis Rios at 764-4123/4440. Christeson at 768-7693. basis. For information, call Carlos Algarin at 765-8118.
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    • 30 March 23, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily Week The Phrase of the Week : “I intend to stay for a day.” Haru momul yejong-imnida. a day to stay I intend to Vocabulary 100 ‘baek’ 1,000 ‘chon’ 10,000 ‘man’ Week Situation of the Week : Meeting people Are there toilets? Hwajangsiri isuumnikka? Can I go fishing? Nakshiharo kal su issumnikka? Is there a camping site near? Kunchoe yayongjangi issumnikka? This story is Would you recommned a site? about: Otton yayongjangi josumnikka? Would you tell me how to get Koginun Ottoke kamnikka? there? Garrison Where is it on the map? Kokiga jidoeso odimnikka? uncases Korean Expression of the Week Week new From mind to mind Yishimjeonshim colors Two people know each other very well. One knows what the other is thinking.
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