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  • Volume 5, Issue 23 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA March 30, 2007 The Morning Calm Take a walk Soldiers 35th, Air Weekly is through Seoul Defence Artillary Grand Park and enjoy the view show teamwork during RSOI nline Page 16 Page 22 Visit imakoroweb/sites/local/Army educates civilians to AAFES to eliminate ration abuse Special to The Morning Calm Weeklybe pentathletes DALLAS – As part of its ongoing effort to eliminate duty free goods from entering the “black market,” the Army and Air Force Exchange Service is working with various law enforcement agencies in Korea concerning theBy J. D. Leipold online foundation course launched diversion of large quantities of expired and mislabeled beer. While the exactArmy News Service yesterday. quantity of diverted product has not been determined at this time, the Army WASHINGTON - The Army’s According to Alice Muellerweiss, Criminal Investigation Command, Air Force Office of Special Investigation,Civilian Education System is offering chief of the Civilian Leader Korean Customs Service and U.S. Forces Korea J1 along with AAFES’ Auditfour courses to Army civilians to Development Division, Training and Loss Prevention teams are involved in the cooperative and ongoingempower them to become pentathlete Directorate, Army G3, the courses are investigation.leaders of the 21st century alongside progressive, sequential as well as “Our cooperation in this investigation, as well as some success over thetheir Soldier counterparts. integrated, and it’s the first time the past year including prosecutions as a result of illegal activities at Camp Long, Three of the courses are a Army has ever had this type of illustrate AAFES’ commitment to eliminate ration control abuse and diversioncombination of resident and online educational system for the civilian of duty free products onto the Korean economy,” said AAFES’ Chief oftraining taught at Fort Belvoir, Va., and corps. The new program was a Communications Lt. Col. Dean Thurmond. “These efforts are about doing theFort Leavenworth, Kan. They include necessary shift to better align civilians right thing, not the bottom line. As a military command and a guest in Korea,the basic, intermediate and advanced with their uniformed counterparts. AAFES is dedicated to strengthening relationships with local law enforcementcourses. The 57-hour exclusively See Army Page 4 Army, agencies to eliminate illegal business practices.” 25th Stryker Brigade deploys to peninsula for exercise See story and additional photos, page 26
  • 2 March 30, 2007 Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MP Blotter Acting Army secretary The following entries were excerpted from themilitary police blotters. These entries may beincomplete and do not imply the guilt or innocence sends Earth Day messageof any person. By Pete GerenArea 1 Acting Secretary of the United States ArmyWrongful Use of Controlled Substance, Today our Army continues to wage the long struggle reduce our impact on natural resources. SustainabilityInvestigation established probable cause to believe against global terrorism while simultaneously further enhances our business transformation bySubject 1 committed the offense of Wrongful Use transforming ourselves to meet the challenges of eliminating waste, driving innovation, and promotingof a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine) tomorrow. collaboration across the entire Army.when Subject 1 provided a urine sample during a Ours is a strong, sustainable Army that shares its To achieve success we must acknowledge theUUI, which subsequently tested positive for conditions that place greater stress on the world’s strength with others.DMETH. Further investigation established interconnected human, economic and natural systems. As we realign the infrastructure of our installations,probable cause to believe Subject 1 committed theoffense of Wrongful Use of a Controlled Substance Most importantly, we must respond accordingly – we depots, and arsenals, we will seek opportunities towhen Subject 1 used Methamphetamine, Ecstasy, must act today to preserve our future. On this Earth work with our neighbors to sustain access to sharedand Marijuana while Subject 1 was on PCS leave Day we remind ourselves that, while we remain Army resources, and create the kinds of communities thatand emergency leave. This is a final report. Strong to ensure the defense of this great nation, we promote well being for the entire Army family. must also remain good stewards of our environment to On this Earth Day, we as an Army reaffirm ourArea 2 preserve it for future generations. commitment to sustainability.L/PF, Postal Violations, Subject 1 signed for an Ours is a strong, sustainable Army with the vision The Army—every Soldier, every civilian, everyunknown amount of mail after Subject 1 had been contractor, and every family member—must make to address uncertainties at home and on the battlefield,terminated from her employment. Subject 1 was in to coexist with local communities, and to enhance the the personal commitment to do everything possiblecharge of keeping the company’s office petty cash environment that sustains their well being. to ensure a strong, sustainable of $1,500.00, which Subject 1 did not return tothe company upon Subject 1’s termination. CID Sustainable practices such as water conservation, It is vital that we continue to implement innovativecoordinated with the Seoul Immigration Office, greater fuel efficiency, and use of renewable energy policies and practices that well protect our naturalwhich reported Subject 1 departed Korea March 10 allows our Army to travel farther, deploy longer, and resources for future generations.for the United States. The investigation continues reduce dependence on traditional supply lines and Army Strong—Today and Tomorrow!by CID.Area 3Bigamy, Subject 1 married Victim 2 in January 2006when Subject 1 was still married to Victim 1. Victim 18th consultant gives advice on ticks By Lt. Col. William Sames apply a repellent containing DEET to your clothes2 was interviewed and denied Victim 2 knew thatSubject 1 was still married to Victim 1. Subject 1 18th MEDCOM Entomology Consultant and skin. Third, do a buddy-check every now andwas interviewed and admitted Subject 1 married Yes, it may be late winter and most of the country- then to look for ticks climbing on your buddy’sVictim 2 while Subject 1 was still married to Victim side is still brown, but sleeping under the mat of fallen clothing. If you see one, simply remove it. Finally,1. Subject 1 related Victim 2 had no knowledge of leaves and dried grass are hordes of hungry ticks when you get home, take a soapy shower and feelthe status of his marriage to Victim 1 at the time of waiting for this season’s feast on earthly vertebrates for any new bumps on your skin. Places to look aretheir marriage. The investigation continues by CID. of all kinds. Korea may be a relatively small country, behind the knees, on the scalp, and around the groin. but it is home to about 25 species of ticks. Some of What should I do if I find a tick attached to me? Don’tArea 4 squeeze the tick or apply any home remedies for these ticks prefer to feed on specific animals, whereasAggravated Assault, Robbery, Preliminary removing the ticks. Things like a burnt match orinvestigation revealed that Subject 1, and Subject others are less selective and feed on a variety of animals. All terrestrial vertebrates (birds, mammals, covering it in Vaseline may cause the tick to release2, while off base, entered a taxi and proceeded toan unknown road in downtown Waegwan. Once reptiles) are susceptible to being attacked from ticks, disease agents into your body. Ticks should bethere, Subject 1 and Subject 2 discovered they did and there’s a tick for every one in Korea. removed with a pair of forceps. Most tick-bornenot have enough money for the taxi fare and they There are two groups of ticks in Korea: soft ticks diseases are easy to treat if treated early in the diseaseattempted to flee the area with Victim 1 pursuing and hard ticks. As for tick-borne diseases in Korea, process. Don’t wait thinking you will get better, youthem on foot. there are several that can affect people, and there are probably will, but if you don’t get treated, you mightSubject 1 and Subject 2 were stopped by Victim 1 others that only affect animals like cattle. Should you have long-term complications such as severe arthritis,with the assistance of a Witness 1. Upon being be concerned? Yes, but protecting oneself from tick- nervous system or cardiac damage. Don’t forgetconfronted about their failure to pay the fare, a about Fluffy and Garfield. Ticks attack pets, and dogs borne disease is easy. First, know what a tick looksphysical altercation took place. and cats are perfect tick food. Contact yourDuring the physical altercation, Subject 1 produced like and realize that a tick must normally be attached for 8 or more hours before it can transmit a disease. veterinarian for the latest in tick preventiona knife and stabbed Victim 1 in the abdomen. Theinvestigation continues. Second, before going into a grassy or woodsy area, medications. Treatments are very effective and provide season long protection. 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: Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) publication shall be made Public Affairs/CI Officer David McNally Public Affairs Officer Kevin Jackson Mail address: Oriental Press, Fax: DSN 724-3356 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 religion, gender, national origin, Sustain, Support and Defend
  • The Morning Calm Weekly News March 30, 2007 3 USFK commander puts university Military concept vehicles to aid area off-limitsThe commander of United StatesForces Korea has designated the future developmentHongdae/Hongik University area inSeoul off-limits to all USFK servicemembers, civilian employees,contractor employees and their familymembers between the hours of 9 p.m. By Bob Reinertand 5 a.m. daily for reasons of force Army News Serviceprotection. FORT LEWIS, Wash - Maybe it Town Halls for NSPS to be Held wasn’t quite the Detroit Auto Show,The 8th United States Army Deputy but the military concept vehicles onCommander , Maj. Gen. Michael Kuehr hand last week at the Strategicwill conduct Town Hall meetings to Deployment Center on post turned adiscuss NSPS throughout the areas few heads, nonetheless.starting April 16. For more information, The five demonstration trucks -see local area news and notes section three utility vehicles and two maneuverin next weeks edition of The Morning sustainment vehicles - were built byCalm Weekly Newspaper. three different manufacturers to help 2007 LandWarNet Conference the Army in its quest for the nextThe 2007 8th U.S. Army LandWarNet generation of tactical vehicles. NoneTraining Conference will be held April will ever go into production, but ideas17-19. The conference will take place and technologies could be gleanedat the Mulit-Purpose Training Facility from all of them.on Yongsan. The conference fee is $10. The vehicles, part of a $60 millionAn ice-breaker is scheduled for Army program, had been brought toMonday, April 16. The purpose of this JASON KAYEevent is to train information Fort Lewis to undergo their military A photo of the Future Tactical Truck System Utility Vehicle personnel in network utility assessment. “This is an opportunity to actually Myers said. “We really wanted senior All of the vehicles are loaded withoperations. The Signal Corps put them in the hands of users and get leaders to see these vehicles.” such bells and whistles as diesel-Regimental Association is to head andsponsor the event. For more the feedback based on the operational Before that happens, Soldiers from electric hybrid engines, companioninformation, contact Rick Chmura at scenarios we’re going to run,” said the 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, trailers, cranes to load cargo and pull723-4943 or In S. Lim at 725-3015. Col. John S. Myers, the Army’s project and the 14th Engineer Battalion will their own engines, FLIR and video Forces Communications and manager for Future Tactical Systems. put them through their paces at Fort cameras, improved ergonomics, fire- Electronics Association announce “That’s all valuable information to feed Lewis through mid April. suppression systems and exportable Scholarship Awards Program into the requirements.” The 5th Bde., 2nd Inf. Div., Soldiers power. The vehicles had just come from will drive the Joint Light Tactical “About every 25 years, the servicesThe Seoul Chapter of the Armed ForcesCommunications and Electronics Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Vehicles built by International Military have modernized their tacticalAssociation, International is pleased where a safety assessment was done. and Government and Lockheed vehicles,” Myers announce the Scholarship Awards After Fort Lewis, they will be Martin, while those from the 14th Eng. “Right now, the concentration is onProgram for the 2007-2008 school year. transported to Washington, D.C. Bn. will evaluate the Maneuver replacing the Humvee.”We are seeking applications to award “The plan is to have them in the Sustainment Vehicles produced byminimum $500 scholarships to students Armor Holdings. See Vehicle Page 4 ehicle, center courtyard of the Pentagon,”who meet the certain eligibility criteria.Applications must be submitted nolater than April 30. For details, contact Facts about SeparationEdward Durham, 723-3883 or 010-8943-9413, or send email Applicationsmay also be downloaded at: http:// Agreements: Part Families Needed to Volunteer for Good Neighbor English CampVolunteer families are needed for this Things you should know beforehand -- What a separation agreement is notyear’s Yongsan Good NeighborEnglish Camp. Families are needed tohost one or more local Koreanstudents for four nights in their homes. By Capt. Luke RoseThey are needed for five nights for Legal Assistance Attorneystudents who will participate from A Separation Agreement is Agreement may not be a viable option. applicable military laws andDaegu. This year’s camp will be hosted byUSFK, May 15-19. Participants are 10th NOT something one spouse can A Separation Agreement is regulations, including those regardinggrade Korean students from Seoul, make the other do. NOT a decree of divorce, nor is it a adultery and family support.Pyeongtaek and Daegu. Students are Both spouses must agree on the legal separation. A Separation Agreement isselected by local school boards based specifics of the contract, and they Until an appropriate court issues a generally NOT required in order toon their ability to speak English and must both willingly sign the final decree or order of divorce to the get a divorce.their willingness to participate in a agreement in front of a notary after contrary, the parties remain married. However, it provides clear, legallyhome stay program. Students who consulting with legal counsel. Accordingly, certain legal enforceable “ground rules” for thehave previously resided in the United Therefore, if there are issues that obligations of marriage remain in place. parties while they live apart, and canStates or other English-speaking help simplify later divorce the husband and wife cannot come For example, the parties cannotcountries are not considered. For more to agreement on, a Separation remarry, and are still subject to any proceedings.information contact USFK PAO at 723-4685 -- 4686 or 4687.
  • March 30, 20074 The Morning Calm WeeklyArmy from Page 1 As the Army transforms to a more Basic course -- a combination ofoperational environment with two weeks resident instruction at Fortuniformed leaders focused on Leavenworth and 43 hours of onlinewarfighting missions, more of training, this course teaches studentsuniformed leaders’ other to understand and apply basicresponsibilities are being shouldered by leadership skills so they can lead andcivilian employees. Many uniformed care for small teams as well as developpositions are also being replaced by and mentor juniors.civilians. Muellerweiss said the Intermediate course -- this is threeapproach to civilian pentathelete weeks of residential instruction taughttraining is holistic. “Students will learn at Fort Leavenworth and Fort to see things differently; they’ll It also consists of an additional 91learn how to think, not what to think, hours of online training.and they’ll understand some decision- Designed for civilians who exercisemaking processes much better,” direct and indirect supervision, studentsMuellerweiss said. “Since these are learn skills to manage human andresident courses for the most part, they financial resources, and to directalso get the opportunity to learn from program management and systemsother civilians who are assigned to integration.commands throughout the world.” Advanced course -- a four-week The CES leader-development resident course at Fort Belvoir with ancourses include: additional 67 hours online training, this Foundation course is entirely online course is for leaders who exercise-- this is for civilians new to the Army. predominantly indirect supervision.It gives students an understanding and Students learn additional skills toappreciation for Army values and enable them to lead a large, complexcustoms, and what it means to be a organization, and how to inspire vision,professional in the civilian corps. creativity and focus on missionStudents acquire foundation accomplishment.competencies for leader development, For class dates, locations, eligibility,develop communication skills and learn application and selection process, visit:how to assume leadership roles. from Page 3 “It’s still a great vehicle, but it’s sub- to drive.” The Lockheed Martinoptimized for the mission,” said Myers, vehicle is larger - 25,000 pounds - andadding that the Humvee has lost much has a top speed of 75 mph. The vehicleof its payload capacity and is now has adjustable ride height, a tilt systemunderpowered. “We want to have a in the truck and trailer for rough terrain,clean-sheet-of-paper approach, start and a V-hull designed to deflect IEDall over again and have a family of joint blasts. “Even the seat is designed tolight tactical vehicles.” absorb some of the shock of the force Enter the JLTVs turned out by coming up underneath,” said StevenInternational and Lockheed Martin in Walker, a Lockheed Martin vicejust nine months to address the needs president. The seats can accommodateof the Army and Marine Corps. Soldiers wearing hydration systems and “They look different,” Myers other bulky equipment, Walker noted.observed. “Why? Two variations on “The cab’s pretty roomy,” Walkerthe theme.” The 18,500-pound said. “This truck actually has a veryInternational vehicle is the smaller of smooth ride.” The maneuverthe two. sustainment vehicle by Armor Holdings “We have just different solutions,” has a fully robotic crane that can liftsaid International’s Gordon Wolverton. 13 tons of material off the ground.“My objective as chief engineer was No other vehicle in the Army’sto keep the vehicle small. It’s easy to inventory has anything like that,”make things big. It’s hard to make Myers said. “There’s only three ofthem small and still provide capability. these cranes in the world. Two of them “It’s not excessively roomy, but are on the trucks out there. Anotheryou’ve got enough room. And we’ve one is at the manufacturer’s site inhad some Soldiers in here with their Sweden.” The MSV also has a remoteweapons, and they can assume the weapons system, and the vehiclewarfighting position,” he said. produces 30 kilowatts of exportable International placed its hybrid power. “You can power up half thisengine in the rear to give Soldiers more facility with this truck,” said Patroom in the cab and added four-wheel Pockrandt, Armor Holdings electricalsteer that allows it to drive sideways. technician.The vehicle also has a remote As impressive as the UVs andweapons system. “We designed it as MSVs are, none will ever be mass-an off-road truck with a lot of produced. “It’s really about thecapability and gave it really good on- capabilities and technologies in theroad, road-handling manners,” vehicles, not the vehicles themselves,”Wolverton said. “One thing that we’ve Myers said. “It’s an advanced conceptreally tried to do is make it very simple technology demonstration.”
  • March 30, 2007 Page 5 JIM CUNNINGHAMSgt. Maj. Rickey Rose and Lt. Col. Terry Hodges retire the old Camp Casey flag during the Camp Casey redesignation ceremony redesignating CampCasey to USAG-Casey March 21. “Camp Casey is an integral part of the mission of the 2nd Infantry Division,” Hodges said.Casey changes moniker and flag By Jim Cunningham less dedication of services. After the long history Area I Public Affairs of this enclave known as USAG-Casey, we all USAG-Casey—The garrison formerly known are in support of all of you; USAG-Uijeongbu and as Camp Casey in Dongducheon changed its IMCOM-Korea look forward to our continued moniker March 21 to ‘USAG-Casey’ during a support of Soldiers, civilians, and Korean ceremony held in Gateway Club adjacent to the personnel working hand in hand with our front gate of the garrison. numerous community leaders. We are all “Camp Casey is an integral part of the mission professionals serving professionals.” of the 2nd Infantry Division,” said Lt. Col. Terry Hodges, garrison commander, USAG-Casey. “For the last several years the command proudly serves, as it does today, in support of the Area I commander, 2nd Infantry Division, and many other commands here at Camp Casey and the western corridor.” The garrison has a long history of supporting the Soldiers in the Warrior’s path on the Korean peninsula. “Today’s historic event marks another proud chapter for USAG-Casey,” Hodges said. “Last year the more than three year old organization called Installation Management Agency reorganized and transformed into a command known as Installation Management Command and IMCOM-Korea. Thus, the organization USAG- Casey in support of the command USAG Uijeongbu was directed to re-flag as part of the transformation. Still, as you witness today, Camp Casey reflagged to USAG-Casey as seen by the new flag and honors before you.” Base operations, command and control will not Area I garrison Commander Col. Forrest Newton with change because of the new flag. USAG-Casey commander Lt. Col. Terry Hodges alongSgt. Maj. Rickey Rose unfurles the new Casey garrison “This will not result in the reduction offlag during the redesignation ceremony in the Gateway with other dignataries cut the cake celebrating Camp services,” Hodges said. “It will not result in any Casey’s redesignation to USAG-Casey.Club on USAG-Casey March 21.
  • March 30, 20076 Area I The Morning Calm Weekly American Red Cross lauds volunteers USAG-Casey Women’s History Month Celebration USAG-Casey welcomes all to presides USAG-Casey garrison commander presides By Jim Cunningham medical clinic, dental clinic, pharmacy, Women’s History Month Area I Public Affairs special events, leadership Celebration at the USAG Theater USAG-Casey—When the administrative services and other today at 7 a.m. For more American Red Cross decides to say areas,” Hindman said. “They information call: 730-3560. bestowed life saving training to 248 ‘thank you,’ it does so in a big way. The USAG-Casey Red Cross gave 58 Soldiers and family members in cardio Easter Extravaganza pulmonary resuscitation and aquatics, The Camp Casey Easter awards in a gala banquet honoring volunteers and naming them ‘our staffed the wash rack canteen and Extravaganza will be held in the passed out coffee and hot chocolate Casey Theater April 8. For more hometown heroes.’ “Celebrating America’s hometown to hundreds of our Soldiers returning information call: 730-6987. from the field, and raised more than heroes with the American Red Cross is a unique idea,” said Lt. Col. Terry $3,600 to support the ARC programs West Casey Revival Service and services to support our Hodges, garrison commander, USAG- West Casey Chapel will hold a community.” Casey. “It is not only a celebration of revival service this evening and The simple act of volunteering is JIM CUNNINGAHM heroes, but also those that volunteer tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. and something anyone can do, and it Lt. Col. Terry Hodges gives the keynote for the ARC here at USAG-Casey and creates something special in all of us. April 1. The location will be behind address to American Red Cross across the world.” “Volunteering is something we can Primo’s. For more information call: Volunteers during the Hometown Heroes March is Red Cross Month, all do, and in doing so it makes us 730-3014. explained Brenda Hindman, director of banquet. heroes,” Hodges said. “‘Everybody ARC Camp Red Cloud. “It is a time can be great, because anybody can you need to do is look around you at No Fear Act and Diversity to celebrate the spirit of Red Cross, serve,’ is a great quote from Dr. Martin USAG-Casey and you will find Training volunteers, donors and employees who Luther King. The simple act of everyday heroes.” Diversity Training classes to be held support critical needs across America. volunteering to serve is something all Without volunteers, it would be a at Camp Red Cloud April 4 from 9 The Red Cross draws its identity from heroes know very well.” different society. to 11 a.m. has been rescheduled for the millions of everyday heroes who The spirit of volunteerism is deeply “Volunteers mean so much to our ingrained in Americans, according to April 10 at the CRC Education donate their time, blood and financial community. Thank you wonderful Hodges. Center. Nominations for training resources to the organization. These heroes for all you do to make our “There is no substitute for those must be in no later than today. For ‘hometown heroes’ are the face of the hometown of USAG-Casey a safer, who volunteer to serve,” Hodges said. more information call: 732-7120. Red Cross and its most valuable healthier and better place to live,” “If you volunteer you are doing it from asset.” Hindman said. “President Ronald the heart.” April Sexual Assault “The hometown heroes of USAG- Regan stated ‘the spirit of All we need to do to find heroes in Awareness Casey gave 2,770 emergency volunteerism is deeply ingrained in us our daily life is to look around us, The HBCT Candlelight Vigil will be messages for our Soldiers and their as a nation.’ The American people Hodges said. “Many would say that held April 3. Call 730-3494 for families, 1,778 hours of service to the understand there are no substitutes for Michael Jordan is a hero, but I say all details. There will be door prizes Casey community through the troop gifts or service given from the heart.” given and bowling for a penny per pin at the Casey Bowling Alley from 6 to 8 p.m. April 5 to commemorate sexual assault awareness. For more Warriors teach USO ESL program By Jim Cunningham teach two evenings a week from 6:30 information call: 730-3494. Area I Public Affairs to 8 p.m.,” said Sally Hall, manager Community Easter Barbecue/ USAG-Casey—Soldiers of the of the USAG-Casey USO. “If you Festival and Egg Hunt Fires Brigade volunteered to teach look around tonight, after seven English as a weeks, you will A Joint effort of the USO, MWR and the Catholic Parish Council is second language “The opportunity for witnesslearninga not just sponsoring a Community Easter in a program devised by the Koreans and Americans e n v i r o n m e n t Barbecue, Festival and Egg Hunt April 8 at the USO pavilion from 1 Dongducheon to exchange their cultures here at the New Col. Matt Merrick, commander, Fires to 5 p.m. For more information call: Volunteer Center is an exciting aspect of Town Fire Brigade teaches English March 20 in the and the United Station, but also 730-4812/4813. our language school,This the camaraderie Dongducheon Volunteer Center. S e r v i c e s Organization at is the best thing that between the teaching Hangulmoul to Soldiers; Camp Stanley and Camp Red cultural activities like Kimchi and Cloud Power Outage U S A G - C a s e y. happens in this program. Soldiers and Mandu making, and learning There will be a power outage on Students from the It is not only the language students.” elements of Korean culture, such as cities of In December Camp Stanley tomorrow from 4 to Dongducheon, they are learning, but it 2006, the their music and instruments. 10 a.m. and Camp Red Cloud April is the interaction that D o n g d u c h e o n Students learn to converse and Yangju and 7 from 4 to 10 a.m. This outage is read and write English. necessary so required preventive Pocheon come takes place, which makes V o l u n t e e r “The current term offers three work on the main switching station together for this program unique and Center and the USO agreed to levels of conversational English,” classes every for each camp can be performed. Tuesday and imaginative” p r o m o t e Hall said. “Students enrolled in these This outage will affect the entire Lee, Bok-hee, director of the v o l u n t e e r director levels are able to read, speak and Thursday to learn camp. V olunteer Center a c t i v i t i e s write in English. All of the levels the English Dongducheon between the require practice in pronunciation and language and Lean Six Sigma Training Dongducheon conversation.” A m e r i c a n Rescheduled community and It was not as easy in the beginning customs. LSS training rescheduled for April the Soldiers at Camp Casey, Hall as many had hoped. “The adult ESL program is an 4 2 p.m. at the USAG-Casey “Most of the students come from English conversational class, which said. Activities include teaching Theater. For more information call: Dongducheon,” Hall said. “A few started Feb. 27 with 10 Soldiers from English to adult members of 732-6788. the Fires Brigade volunteering to Dongducheon and Yangju cities, See English Page 7 English,
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Area I March 30, 2007 7English from Page 6travel from Yangju to attend the where we learn so much by talking feel comfortable.” involved in the entire program.class. We started with 125 students, about daily events.” The organizers are convinced the “We have 38 volunteer Soldiersafter the tests in February, half Volunteer Warriors expect to program will be beneficial to those who come and teach English, notdropped out for the next term for a achieve personal goals as well as that choose to attend the classes. only here in the Volunteer Centerbeginner’s class.” make a difference in the Korean “The opportunity for Koreans and but also in our community schools,” Volunteer Warriors include community. Americans to exchange their Lee said. “All are from the FiresSoldiers of various ranks, all of which “I have been unable to see a lot cultures is an exciting aspect of our Brigade. At the end of the programproject many positive results from of Korea or been able to mingle with language school,” said Lee, Bok- we will sponsor a city tour for allteaching the classes. Koreans very much, so I figured I hee, director of the Volunteer Center. the Soldiers.” “I was here for the opening class might be able to meet the people and “This is the best thing that happensand I told Ms. Hall and the instructors see the culture,” said Lt. Joshua in this program. It is not only theif they needed a substitute that I and Weakland, Headquarters, language they are learning, but it isBrigadier General Johnson would Headquarters Service Battery, 1/ the interaction that takes place, whichvolunteer to come here and teach,” 38th Field Artillery. “Most of the makes this program unique andsaid Col. Matt Merrick, commander, students just have a lack of imaginative.” Teaching English toFires Brigade. “We think this is a confidence, so they are easy to teach adults is not the only aspect of thevery important program.” once they realize they can learn program. “We thought of the adult Many teachers have personal English.” ESL program because we have beengoals to achieve by teaching the Although Weakland has no catering to just the younger membersclasses. teaching experience, he found it of the community by teaching English “I will get to understand more easier to teach the classes than he in the schools. There is a need alsoabout the Korean culture and they expected. for the older members of thehave the opportunity to understand “We have guidelines and we start community to interact with ourmore about the American culture,” by making introductions. It became Soldiers as well, and all of us want JIM CUNNINGHAMMerrick said. “We do it in a friendly easier as we went along.” Weakland to learn to speak English better,” Hall Staff Sgt. Lawrence Golden teaches Englishpositive setting. People come here said. “People made me feel said. to Adults of Dongducheon as a volunteerand relax and have conversations comfortable and I tried to make them There are many volunteers for the USO/Volunteer Center ESL program. director DECA director visits CRC commissary By Jim Cunningham Area I Public Affairs USAG- North Gyeonggi—The outgoing director of the Defense Commissary Agency West visited the USAG-North Gyeonggi commissary March 22 in a whirlwind tour of commissaries on the Korean peninsula. “We have incredible prices, but most importantly we must provide outstanding service,” said Richard Page, director, DeCA West. “Our military community for what they do for us deserves our very best everyday.”
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  • March 30, 2007 Page 9 PHOTOS BY PFC. KIM SANG-WOOKArmy Family Team Building instructor Min Sung explains military knowledge to Korean spouses March 20 at a U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Army Community Service classroom.Korean Spouses learn Army knowledge By Pfc. Kim Sang-wook offered for all military spouses and Area II Public Affairs families to know more about military YONGSAN GARRISON — life.” Korean spouses gathered to learn AFTB Level 1 is designed for about military knowledge and to be a newcomers in the Army. Mills said part of the Army family March 20 at AFTB Level 1 is consisted of knowledge Army Community Service. that can assist newcomers adapting to a Army Family Team Building is an new environment. effort to educate and train Army “As the class went along, they became family members and to make them really close to each other and discussed self-sufficient leaders in their lots of topics,” Mills said. “Some of them community. Starting from AFTB level have been married for a long time, so 1 to 3, the program is a series of 38 their learning from each other.” classes, led by volunteers to improve Spouses also shared their experiences personal and families readiness to and discussed how to react when assist Soldiers and adapt to changes. accidents occur. “This is the first time offering the “People that just joined the Army entire course in Hangul,” said AFTB family don’t know precisely what the Coordinator Reta Mills. “We teach newspapers are talking about and what Above: Students enjoy an them about general information like their husbands say,” said AFTB AFTB class in Hangul maul. military courtesies, customs and instructor Min Sung. “After they learn community resources that are offered about Army vocabulary and information Right: Chun-hui Zeitler reads in the military.” they will be able to easily understand.” class materials. Mills said learning the program in Sung attended the AFTB classes in their native language will make it 2004. She said she devoted her time this easier for Korean spouses. Eight year to teach her experiences. Sung said spouses, all married to active duty she was happy to stand up in front of the Soldiers, received information about students to share her knowledge. the Army and to be successful as a “Today, I learned about the Army and military spouse. benefits to be in the Army family,” said “Today the class is AFTB Level 1,” student Chun-hui Zeitler. “We were able Mills said. “AFTB Level 1 is a course to discuss about our Army family life. We have lots of things in common.”
  • 10 March 30, 2007 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly NEO Warden TrainingArea II Noncombatant EvacuationOperations training will be presentedApril 10. To receive certification, newNEO wardens and representatives mustattend 9-11:30 a.m. All NEO wardens andrepresentatives must attend 1-4 p.m. Forinformation, call 738-5013. AER CampaignThe 2007 Army Emergency Reliefcampaign is now underway throughMay 15. AER is a private nonprofitorganization with zero funding from thegovernment. The key to a successfulfund-raising campaign is the unitkeyperson. The Area II goal for thisyears campaign is 100 percent contactof eligible contributors. For information,call 723-4197 or 723-2781. April Library Events From April 1-15 the Yongsan Librarywill hold a poetry contest with AAFESgift-card prizes for the winners inelementary, middle and high school PVT. IM JIN-MINstudent categories. Yongsan Public Works officals plan to start turning off heating starting April 10. For leased housing units, the transition should take two weeks. National Library Week is April 15-21. Garrison plans to turn heating offThe first five library patrons will be givengifts each day and a National LibraryWeek Open House will be held at theYongsan Library on 3 p.m. April 17.Refreshments will be available. By David McNally Yongsan leased housing areas, Eagle started once the command approves air Area II Public Affairs Grove, Itaewon Acres and Black Hawk conditioning season. Easter Egg Hunt Each spring, high winds from China YONGSAN GARRISON – Spring Village, cannot switch back to heatingDeCA and the Yongsan Commissary willhost an Easter Egg Hunt 1 p.m. April 7 has almost arrived, at least one may think once after the transition. bring a phenomenon known as “Yellowon the Commissary side lawn. There will so from the blooming flowers and For other housing units, offices and Dust.”be 960 candy or toy-filled plastic eggs. warmer weather. facilities, the transition is less involved. While 18th Medical CommandRandom eggs will contain 10 $25 U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Public “We want people to know that if we officials advise people to close theirCommissary Shopping Sprees. Works officials plan to shut off heating have another cold spell, we’re not going windows during a bad dust storm, air starting April 10. to be able to turn the heating on again,” conditioning units cannot filter out the Premove Briefing “Each year, we go through a two- Ghim said. “Leased housing units are on dust.The Premove Briefing is designed to week transition to change operations a central system.” “Unless people have special filteringassist servicemembers and families withplanning for and coping with the stress from heating to cooling at our leased Garrison Public Works Director systems, like those found in a hospital,of moving. The next briefing is 9-11 a.m. housing areas,” said Engineering Michael Chung said for facilities not on the air conditioning filters will not removeWednesday at Army Community Supervisor John Ghim. a central system, air conditioning can be Yellow Dust,” Chung said.Service. For information, call 738-7186. Volunteers NeededThe Yongsan Exceptional Family Community plans baby showerMember Program needs 300 volunteers By David McNallyfor its June Jamboree. Sign up for Area II Public Affairsone-on-one bowling, swimming, funand games. The jamboree is 6 a.m.-3 YONGSAN GARRISON – Army Communityp.m. June 1. Service is planning a baby shower April 21 for all expectant parents and parents of children age two USO information months and under. Virtues Volunteers needed: Teach “Think about it, were far from family and friends inEnglish to Korean school children two the states, but we do have our military family,” saidSaturdays each month. Sign up as a Family Advocacy Prevention Specialist Margaret Rice.volunteer today. Baby showers may have been the traditional domain The USO can make your unit party ILLUSTRATION ROGER NURICKthat much more special by providing of mothers in the past, but Rice said attitudes are starting BYyou with USO giveaways. to change. USO Canteen Specials – for $1 active- “This is definitely for both fathers and mothers,” she Expectant parents and parents of children two monthsduty service members can have the USO said. “We want to include fathers.” and younger can confirm attendance at this years babyCanteen special March 26. April is the “Month of the Military Child,” as well as shower by contacting Margaret Rice at 738-5151. “Child Abuse Prevention Month.” Family Advocacy The baby shower will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. April 21 at LandWarNet Training sponsors events like the baby shower to highlight national the Community Services Building, Room 118.The 2007 8th U.S. Army LandWarNetTraining Conference will be held 8 a.m.- observations. “Last year, this event was a huge success,” said Family5 p.m. April 17-19 at the Multipurpose “The shower will be packed with gifts, games and Advocacy Program Manager Stephanie Glover. “Its aTraining Facility. For information, call other educational materials,” Rice said. “We will also chance for the community to come together and723-4824. address issues such as shaken baby syndrome.” celebrate birth.” Rice said new parents can expect a lot of support Glover said the event is fun, but it has a purpose. USAG-Y Web Site from the community. “Whether its learning about changing a babys diaper,For more news and information, visit the Army Community Service worked to get sponsorship planning a budget or putting a baby back to sleep, weYongsan Garrison Web site at for free gifts to give away during the shower. recognize how hard it is to become a new parent.”
  • Area IIThe Morning Calm Weekly 11 March 30, 2007 building managers hold workshop By Cpl. Jung Jae-hoon smoother,” Chung said. Area II Public Affairs “There are three kinds of building managers: YONGSAN GARRISON — More than 100 primary, alternative and temporary,” Chung said. Yongsan building managers gathered for a “The primary building manager is the unit workshop March 16, at the Multipurpose Training commander, and in case of his or her absence Facility. you need to pick an alternative building manager Building managers are in charge of the buildings and tell us so we can put it in the computer and that have responsibilities to properly use it and make it possible for a work order.” keep it safe. Chung also said that the unit using a building “The goal of today’s program is to enhance the has no authority to change the functional usage relationships between the Directorate of Public of a facility. Works and building managers,” said Public Works “You must submit a request for conversion of Director Michael Chung. “It is to improve our usage,” Chung said. “Then we will review the partnerships and to foster ownership.” request, and forward it to higher headquarters for Chung started the workshop by talking about approval.” the importance of working together to effectively U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Commander Col. take care of problems. Ron Stephens addressed the crowd about the “At Yongsan, we have 1,600 buildings on 600 importance of building managers. acres, there is no way we at DPW can manage it “What you do, whether you realize it or not, all by ourselves,” Chung said. “With this is very important,” Stephens said. “You’re the opportunity, we are going to share all the interface between your unit and us. Quite frankly, information and get your advice because you are if we’re not hearing from you, your stuff is not our eyes and ears.” getting fixed.” Chung gave a short briefing about policy Stephens also explained that building managers changes and explained building manager duties. have to always keep on eye on their buildings, “From now on, only building managers can put and educate Soldiers to treat them with care. in a work order,” Chung said. “We will not accept “Because, it is the building managers’ work orders from anyone else.” responsibility to take care of the buildings,” he Chung said the reason the policy changed is said. because DPW used to get telephone calls about “The intent here is that we do the best we can the same problem from three different people to provide the quality of life that you guys deserve CPL. JUNG JAE-HOON using the same building. and are accustomed to, but if we don’t know aboutYongsan Public Works Director Michael Chung addresses “By making the building manager the only one your problems we can’t fix them. Help us to helpbuilding managers March 16. that can call in a work order, it will make things you.”
  • 12 March 30, 2007 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly STAFF SGT. SADIE BLEISTEINCourageous Channel 2005 volunteers disembark a U.S. Air Force aircraft that brought themback to Korea from a safe haven May 1, 2005.Garrison seeks volunteersBy David McNally “There will also be shopping andArea II Public Affairs sightseeing opportunities,” DelCorro YONGSAN GARRISON – said.Garrison officials are looking for The group will depart Yongsan Maynoncombatant volunteers to 17 and return three days later.participate in an upcoming The evacuation will help to “fineevacuation exercise. tune” the NEO process, he said. “The volunteers would either fly or Certain restrictions may apply andtake a ferry to a safe haven,” said there will be two briefings.Garrison NEO Coordinator Sgt. 1st Family members interested inClass Stephen DelCorro.“The only volunteering should contact their unitthing the volunteers are going to do is NEO warden, or call DelCorro at 738-practice how the evacuation would 5013 before April 16. “We usually dontoccur.” have a problem finding volunteers,” All travel, meals and lodging will DelCorro said. “We fill the volunteerbe provided. slots by a random lottery drawing.”Incheon shuttle busschedule to changeArea II Public Affairs Regulation 4500.36-R. YONGSAN GARRISON — Category 1 riders are active dutyGarrison officials announced a change servicemembers or Department ofin the official Incheon International Defense personnel on official orders,Airport shuttle bus schedule. such as PCS, TDY or emergency leave. “There will be no more commercial Category 2 riders are defined asbuses augmenting our Incheon shuttle Department of Defense contractorsroute,” said U.S. Army Garrison performing official travel. Category 3Yongsan Transportation Officer Keli`i riders are non-DOD federal employeesBright. “We will continue to provide on official orders. Finally, category 4four garrison-owned buses.” riders are off-duty military and DOD Official shuttles will depart Dragon civilians, reserve and national guardHill Lodge at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 members, family members of active dutya.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily starting Sunday. personnel and retiree. The new schedule will still follow For information, visit http://the same ridership precedences and click onestablished by Department of Defense Services, then Bus Schedules. Yongsan Garrison on the Web Web Yellow Find out the Yellow Dust information at Yongsan Web the Yongsan Garrison Web site:
  • The Morning Calm Weekly March 30, 2007 13Motorcycle Safety: Taming the Crotch RocketsBy Spc. Jim Wilt Investigations revealed three of them had not been Motorcycle Safety Foundation master rider.Army News Service properly licensed, three had consumed alcohol, two “If a Soldier goes to a state where there is no WASHINGTON – Ask any paratrooper how were not wearing proper protective equipment, and helmet law, it doesn’t apply for him. He has tosoftly he lands while parachuting and he’ll quickly speed was a factor in three of the deaths. wear his helmet anyway,” Henderson said. “Forexplain Sir Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion: Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Dave Henderson, the a standard to be maintained, it must be enforced.”“An object in motion will remain in motion until an division safety officer, said the Soldiers made “selfish, As long as leaders see Soldiers disregardexternal force is applied.” In other words, undisciplined decisions. If you have the wrong standards, and simply overlook noncompliance,something has to stop the movement. And hitting attitude, you’re going to do the wrong thing,” he said. “we’re going to continue to have problems,”the ground is not like landing on feathers. “They didn’t think about the people who love them Henderson said. “It takes every leader across the Unfortunately, last year several paratroopers and they didn’t think about the people who were Army to stop Soldiers who are putting their livesproved that theory correct while riding their counting on them.” at risk, and to make on-the-spot corrections.”motorcycles. State laws and military regulations prohibit the Henderson also emphasized the role of young According to the Snell Memorial Foundation, a consumption of alcohol while operating a motor noncommissioned officers in making an impact onnonprofit, helmet-safety organization, the risk of vehicle. They also regulate speeding and require safety.death per vehicle mile is about 20 times higher for motorcyclists to have motorcycle licenses. “For the young Soldier in a squad, it takes themotorcyclists than for passenger-car occupants North Carolina and other states also require squad and team leader to actively engage in safetyin a traffic accident. motorcycle operators and their passengers to wear - with the same attitude, attention to detail and The 82nd Airborne Division alone lost four helmets. enthusiasm as they do when they are getting readySoldiers to motorcycle accidents in fiscal 2006. Helmet laws vary throughout the United States, for patrol in the middle of Fallujah” to preventThe numbers indicate that 25 percent of all reported but according to the Department of Defense, all deadly accidents, he added.motorcycle accidents involving a division service members are required to wear Department “Would a sergeant allow you to jump out of anparatrooper in fiscal 2006 resulted in a fatality. of Transportation-approved helmets as well as other airplane without your helmet or parachute on?” Across the Army, 48 Soldiers were killed in protective equipment while riding a motorcycle, Henderson asked. “So why would that sergeantmotorcycle accidents in fiscal 2006, 20 percent regardless of state laws. allow you to ride your motorcycle without wearingmore than in fiscal 2005 and 215 percent more DOD defines proper protective equipment for a DOT approved helmet?”than in fiscal 2004. operating a motorcycle as a DOT-approved helmet Junior-enlisted Soldiers are not the only ones at According to the 82nd Abn. Div. Safety Office, with an impact-resistant face shield or goggles, a risk on motorcycles. According to the Army Combatthe division’s paratroopers accounted for almost long-sleeved shirt or jacket, long trousers, full- Readiness Center, two-thirds of all motorcycle10 percent of all motorcycle fatalities in the Army fingered leather gloves or mittens designed for fatalities in 2006 involved sergeants and above. Two-in fiscal 2006. motorcycle use, and a highly visible upper garment thirds of the Soldiers killed were over the age of The four paratroopers who were killed in during the day or a reflective upper garment at night. 25.“motorcycle accidents all made poor decisions, “Helmets that are not regulated by the DOT Attending a motorcycling school is a provenwhich contributed to their deaths, safety officials can break up on impact and start jabbing stuff into method of preventing injuries for new riders andat Fort Bragg said. your brain” in an accident, said Daniel Unger, a returning, experienced riders.
  • 14 March 30, 2007 The Morning Calm Weekly March 30-April 5 Epic Movie Catch And Release Blood & Chocolate Shooter Catch And Release Blood & Chocolate Epic Movie (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. Smokin’ Aces 300 300 Catch And Release No Show No Show No Show (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Shooter Shooter Shooter Catch And Release Catch And Release Blood & Chocolate Blood & Chocolate (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. Catch And Release Shooter Catch And Release Catch And Release Shooter Epic Movie Because I Said So (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Epic Movie Reign Over Me Dreamgirls No Show No Show No Show Smokin’ Aces (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (R) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. Dreamgirls — Effie White, Deena Catch And Release — After the Blood & Chocolate — Ten years Reign Over Me — A man who lost Smokin’ Aces — Mob boss Primo Jones, and Lorrell Robinson - three sudden death of her fiancé, Gray ago, in the remote mountains of his family in the September 11th Sparazza has taken out a hefty friends from Chicago - are a Wheeler finds comfort in the Colorado, a young girl watched attacks and has never recovered contract on Buddy “Aces” Israel—a promising singing trio called The company of his friends: lighthearted helplessly as her family was murdered from his grief, runs into his former sleazy magician who has agreed to Dreamettes. Their talent attracts an and comic Sam, hyper-responsible by a pack of angry men for the secret college roommate who is determined turn state’s evidence against the ambitious manager by the name of Dennis, and, oddly enough, his old they carried in their blood. She to help his ex-roomie come to grips Vegas mob. The FBI, sensing a Curtis Taylor, Jr., who uses childhood buddy Fritz, an survived by running into the woods, with his loss. Rated R (language, chance to use this small-time con to unscrupulous tactics to move the irresponsible playboy whom she’d and changing into something the sexual references) 112 min bring down big-target Sparazza,.girls from backup singers to previously pegged as one of the hunters could never find—a wolf. places Aces into protective custody- superstars of their own. The group least reliable people in the world. Now, though she lives half a world under the supervision of two agents evolves into a more sophisticated As secrets about her supposedly away, Vivian Gandillon is still running. dispatched to Aces’ Lake Tahoe group, The Dreams, with a lighter perfect fiancé emerge, Gray comes Living in relative safety in Bucharest, hideout. When word of the price on sound and chic look. They to see new sides of the man she Vivian spends her days working at a Aces’ head spreads into the successfully attract a “whiter” thought she knew, and at the same chocolate shop and nights trawling community of ex-cons and cons-to- audience and The Dreams rise to time, finds herself drawn to the last the city’s underground clubs, fending be, it entices bounty hunters, thugs- international stardom. The money, man she ever expected to fall for. off the reckless antics of her cousin for-hire, deadly vixens and double- fame, and adulation, however, Rated PG-13 (sexual content, Rafe and his gang of delinquents he crossing mobsters to join in the hunt. doesn’t bring them happiness. Rated language, drug use) 111 min calls “The Five.” Rated PG-13 With all eyes on Tahoe, this rogues’ PG-13 (language, sexuality, drug (violence/terror, sexuality, substance gallery collides in a comic race to hit content) 131 min abuse) 98 min the jackpot and rub out Aces. Rated R (strong bloody violence, pervasive language, nudity, drug use) 109 min The Number 23 No Show Stomp The Yard Freedom Writers No Show No Show No Show (R) 6:45 p.m. (PG13) 6:45 p.m. (PG13) 6:45 p.m. Smokin’ Aces Norbit Reign Over Me Reign Over Me Reign Over Me Blood & Chocolate Blood & Chocolate (R) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (R) 9:30 p.m. (R) 7:00 p.m. (R) 7:00 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Blood & Chocolate Catch And Release Blood & Chocolate Catch And Release Blood & Chocolate No Show Reign Over Me (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Blood & Chocolate Blood & Chocolate Epic Movie Catch And Release No Show Reign Over Me Epic Movie (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Reign Over Me Reign Over Me Dreamgirls Dreamgirls Blood & Chocolate Blood & Chocolate Blood & Chocolate (R) 8:45 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Night At The Museum Night At The Museum Dreamgirls Smokin’ Aces Smokin’ Aces Catch And Release Catch And Release (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. The Queen Flushed Away Flushed Away Children Of Men Children Of Men The Pursuit Of Happyness The Pursuit Of Happyness (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (R) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly March 30, 2007 15Spirit: Standard Issue from GodChaplain (Capt.) Harry Emerson Byrd Jr. paying for lost equipment so early in my Army career. us to be if we do not have space or time in our life for5/32nd Military Intelligence Battalion It comes as no surprise, of course, that I believe we spiritual formation? W hen I first came into the Army (not too all have a spirit at the core of which we are. I believe Without attending daily to our spiritual fitness, will we long ago) I felt like I had a lot of catching that our spirit is “standard issue” for each of us along be able to make good decisions about spending money, up to do. with our thoughts, feelings, and our bodies. If our spirit, loving our families, or living life in general? Does your I remember getting back to my office with my load of will, or heart is a standard part of who we are, what does everyday life and do your goals reflect the fact that youequipment from Central Issue Facility. After going back that mean for you and for me? Is it important? have a spirit at your core?over the list of things that had been entrusted to me, I Dallas Willard, in his book ‘Renovation of the Heart’ Our pace of life and the ease with which we can findstarted to panic. Had I lost something that quickly? states, “Spiritual the process by which the entertainment do not lend themselves to helping our To tell you the truth, I cannot even remember what it human spirit or will is given a definite ‘form’ or character. growth as people.was. I could not tell the difference between cold It is a process that happens to everyone. The most If you and I are to see any growth in our lives, weweather gear and wet weather gear so it could have despicable as well as the most admirable of persons need to set aside time to read scripture, pray, worship,been one of those items. Whatever it was, my chaplain’s have had a spiritual formation. Terrorists as well as saints and fellowship with others who share our faith.assistant helped me in my time of stress. are the outcome of spiritual formation. Their spirits or If we take spiritual formation seriously, we will not “Sir, here you have it. It was in here all along.” hearts have been formed. Period.” only be better prepared for challenges we will also I was grateful and relieved to know that I would not be Can we really expect we will know who God intends experience this life more fully. Worship Area III W orship Services Protestant Wednesday 7 p.m. Freedom Chapel 5:10 p.m. Camp Eagle Chapel Collective Contemporary For information on Bible study groups and other religious services and Sunday 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel activities, contact the nearest installation chaplain’s office. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Zoeckler Station Chapel KATUSA Area III Chaplains 11 a.m. Freedom Chapel, Tuesday 7 p.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday 8 p.m. Camp Long Chapel Chaplain (Maj.) Ray Robinson Camp Long Chapel 753-7274 Suwon Air Base Chapel Catholic Chaplain (Maj.) James O’Neal 3 p.m. Camp Eagle Chapel Mass Daily 11:45 p.m. Freedom Chapel 753-7276 Gospel Sunday 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel Chaplain (Capt.) Kyle Taylor Sunday 1 p.m. Freedom Chapel 4 p.m. Camp Long Chapel 721-3356
  • March 30, 200716 The Morning Calm Weekly PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLY Winter-weary Seoulites swarm Seoul Grand Park March 17 during one of the warmest days of the year so far. Seoul Grand Park offers a glimpse of the animal kingdom in the heart of Seoul. Discover Seoul Grand Park By David McNally Area II Public Affairs A trip to the zoo is a treat for children and adults. In Seoul, the national zoo is a place to enjoy the animal kingdom and walk through forest trails. The Seoul Grand Park offers visitors a glimpse of animal life with performances, interactive sessions and information displays. “The park has a great potentiality to grow to a general theme park of world prominences,” said Seoul Grand Park Director Lee Won-hyo in a statement on the park’s Web site. Lee said the zoo contains nearly 3,000 animals of 348 species. There is also a botancial garden with more than 1,300 plant species. The zoo is only one part of the complex. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Information Technology World and Seoul Land Amusement Park are adjacent to the zoo. “With such good facilities and favorable natural An elephant stands quietly a few feet from visitors. conditions, Seoul Grand Park has provided people with Two tigers share a tender moment. dreams, affection, recreation and adventure,” Lee said. The seal and dolphin show is a popular venue year- round, but the park charges an additional fee. Inside, visitors will find restaurants, snack stands, a first-aid station and baby stroller rentals. Next month, the zoo plans to hold a cherry blossom festival. There is a 3,000 Korean won entrance fee for adults. Children’s tickets cost between 1,000 and 2,000 won. The park is open daily from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. In April, the park will extend the closing time to 7 p.m. The Seoul Grand Park is located at Gwacheon and has its own stop on the Seoul Metropolitan Subway Blue Line (No. 4). Go to exit No. 2 and follow the signs to the park’s entrance. For information, including recommended walking courses, visit and click on the English link. Two bears look curiously at the onlookers. A giraffe eats a meal at the Seoul Grand Park.
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  • March 30, 200718 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 the Marathon is scheduled to take place life options for individuals residing on- 2007 Arts and Crafts Contest. The April 28 at Camp Casey’s Hanson Field post looking to earn an income while contest is open to all members of the House. Awards will be presented to the staying home. Individuals living in military community. Winning pieces will 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each on-post quarters are authorized to care move on to compete in the All-Army Men’s and Women’s category. for up to 6 children (including their where cash prizes are awarded. Six Registration runs from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. own). The FCC program offers free categories will offer an array of The race will kick off at 8 a.m., following training, monetary subsidies, a possibilities for creative people. They a course briefing. Course maps are lending closet and technical and include Ceramics, Wood, Fibers and available in advance from the Camp morale support. For more information textiles, Glass, Metals and jewelry, Casey Sports Office which may be on how to become a Family Child Care CYS Transition Workshop Offered Drawings, Prints, Water base painting, reached at DSN 730-2322. For more provider, please contact your local Oil base painting, Mixed media – 2D, and information, contact your local MWR ACS office or DSN 725-3205. Transitioning of children from one Mixed media – 3D. Amateur artists are Sports Office or the Korea Region school to another during PCS moves are encouraged to enter in the “Novice” Sports Director at DSN 725-5064. difficult. The School Liaison and School Transition Office is there to help with group while the “Advanced” Transition Workshops.The Transition competition will be for those who have Workshops will assist military families taken formal art training All MWR with school transition issues. It will patrons, including active duty service identify barriers to the academic success members, family members, and DoD of Army family members (primary and civilians who are authorized to use US secondary education and develop Army recreation facilities are eligible to solutions), promote parent involvement enter. Each artist may enter up to five by Army parents of school age children pieces per category. The deadline to in their student’s education, and enter is April 18. For more information, development. For more information on contact your local Arts and Crafts the School Liaison Program, contact Center or DSN 725-6070. your local CYS office.Special to The Morning Calm Weekly State of Man to performMorale, Welfare and Recreations Korea-RegionState of Man, an alternative/rock bandwill be rock’n this way the week ofApril 10 th performing for militarypersonnel and their families. They willtravel to 8 locations throughout thepeninsula. The band’s mix of guitars,bass, drums, and soulful vocals hasearned them a reputation as “One ofthe East coasts premier acts,”producing a well-crafted rock soundand powerful live shows. Their full-length CD, “Lose Your Mind,” drewattention from an Atlanta producerwho was behind the recorded tracksfor their EP, “More ThanCoincidence.” The band’s maxi-single“Swallow Your Fears” reached the top10 of the Billboard Single Sales Chart.State of Man continues to build its fanbase while touring in support of thenew full length release “Both Sides ofthe Story” - featuring the hit single“Swallow Your Fears.” State of Manhas performed at venues and festivalsinternationally and across the US withsuch artists as Live, Kid Rock, StoneTemple Pilots, No Doubt, Train,Shinedown, Hoobastank, Puddle ofMudd, Earshot, Pink, Better ThanEzra, Garbage, Silvertide. Performance Schedule April 10 -- Camp Red Cloud Mitchells 7 p.m. April 11 -- Loring Club Kunsan Air Base 7 p.m. Correction In last weeks paper the information April 12 -- Daegu Airbase Jake’s 7 p.m. provided for the article -- MWR to April 13 -- Chinhae Navy Base Duffy’s 8 p.m. celebrate Month of the Military Child April 14 -- Camp Walker Hilltop Club 7 p.m. for Area IV-- was inaccurate. April 15 -- Osan Airbase Mustang Club 7 p.m. Corrections to that article are posted on April 17 -- Camp Humphreys Tommy D’s 8 p.m. page 27. April 18 -- K-16 Airbase Landing Zone 8 p.m.
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  • March 30, 2007 Page 21USAG Humphreys engage in RSOIBy Bob McElroyArea III Public Affairs USAG HUMPHREYS—Soldiers, civilians andcontractors from all U. S. Army Garrison Humphreysinstallations particpated in the peninsula-wideReception, Staging, Onward movement andIntegration command-post exercise, referred to asRSOI 07, this week. First held in 1994 the exercise is used by CombinedForces Command, Republic of Korea and U.S. forcecommanders to train and evaluate CFC capability toreceive forces from bases outside of the country. According to USAG Humphreys Director ofPlans, Training Mobilization and Security, J. Michael PFC. IM, SUK-CHUNLineberger the goals for USAG Humphreys Sgt. 1st Class Crystal Figgs, (right)Yongin mayor, discusses the construction progress of Yongin Logistics Support Area withpersonnel during RSOI were to train the installation Han Sung-pil, General Trade Assistant Foreman from the 22nd Korean Service Corps.staff to standard, refine standard operating joint and combined field training exercise focused Soldiers and Marines.procedures and execute the mission safely. on rear area security and stability operations, onward The LSAs, located in Yongin, Baran and Camp RSOI has, for the last several years, been movement of equipment, and select training events. Long, provided tents, dining facilities, showers, latrinescombined with Foal Eagle, a joint-combined field These defensive field exercises are designed to and Morale, Welfare and Recreation services forexercise. help teach, coach and mentor younger service the deployed troops. USAG Humphreys personnel According to a U.S. Forces Korea press release members while exercising senior leaders’ decision- will continue to run the LSAs until after the Soldiersannouncing the exercise, RSOI/FE 07, as with all making capabilities to protect the ROK against and Marines redeploy.other CFC exercises, is a defensive oriented exercise external aggression. The Yongin LSA recently garnered some positiveand designed to improve the command’s ability to Before RSOI kicked off USAG Humphreys recognition when the Eighth U.S. Army Inspectordefend the ROK against external aggression. personnel were involved in more than just the planning General’s office recognized it for its organization, As in past exercises, RSOI/FE 07 will include a for the exercise. Noncommissioned officers and efficiency and available facilities. The IG recognizedfull range of conventional equipment, capabilities, and Soldiers were given the mission of setting up and Yongin as a blueprint for other LSAs.personnel. Foal Eagle is the command’s theater-wide running three Life Support Areas for incoming The exercise concludes on Saturday.Desiderio runway undergoes resurfacingBy F. Neil Neeley here in 2005,” said John Albonetti, Albonetti says that the resurfacing we already have. We’ll be able toArea III Public Affairs Desiderio airfield manager. “Engineers was one of three things that needed to support our customers here and all of USAG HUMPHREYS – Resur- from the states determined what areas be done in order to improve the airfield. the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade andfacing of portions of the Desiderio and by priority, which areas had to be “One was to improve and certify any Marine aviators that come in toArmy Airfield runway began here on repaired. all of the navigational aids and lighting here for exercises.”March 16. Barring delays, is expected The engineers looked at the entire and we did that recently,” he said. “The Albonetti says that after theto take 42 days to complete the work. airfield and graded it red, amber and second thing was to improve the completion of this project Desiderio Although the runway is closed to green according to serviceability and pavements and we’re doing that now. Army Airfield will have a usable landingfixed-wing aircraft the airfield remains priority of needed repairs. Some of the runway markings needed and take off area for all the airframesopen for helicopter operations. The “Portions of the runway have repainting or were incorrect, so the that are stationed on Humphreys.resurfacing and related work is being deteriorated over time,” Albonetti said. third thing we’re doing is to align all of “At the end of this we’ll have a verydone by The Time Construction “The runway had a lot of red, meaning the airfield markings so that they are good operational situation,” he said.Company under the auspices of the that they were in poor condition. aligned with all of the navigational aids “The markings will now match theUSAG Humphreys’ Directorate of Because the red areas were most and lighting systems on the airfield” lighting systems, which will line up withPublic Works. critical, we’re tackling those first and “Our airfield was designed for the navigational aids and then the “The resurfacing is based on the repairing them based on the amount of smaller airframes and helicopters,” aviators will have a good foreign-objectpavement evaluation that we had done money that we have available.” Albonetti said. “We’re improving what debris-free pavement surface.” F. NEIL N EELEYOld tarmac is removed from the Desiderio Army Airfield runway in preparation for resurfacing. The project is expected to take 42 days.
  • 22 March 30, 2007 Area III The Morning Calm Weekly TAX ASSISTANCE CENTER NOW HAES students DARE to shun substance abuse 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. FREE KOREAN LANGUAGE CLASSES Starting Saturdays, March 31 from 2 - 4 p.m. Learn Korean language and culture. Classes will be held in the 3rd Floor class room, Cheongdam Culture Center, Gaeksa-ri, KRISTIN DAVENPORT Paengseong-eub. Sign up through HAES students and teachers pose with McGruff the crime dog and DARE instructors at a recent DARE graduation. today by calling Ms. Chong at 7 5 4 - 6 1 3 0 email: By Kristin Davenport inhalants, peer pressure and self the hopes that the students would or Mr. pressure. Through the use of the get comfortable saying no to people HAES Teacher Yu at 754-7652 or 010-4735-8754. USAG HUMPHREYS – The DARE Decision Making Model the who are the same age as them and email: drug abuse resistance program is students learned how to take a situation, could possibly be their friends. The BUNGEE used to educate students about good or bad, and define the problem, culmination of the 9 weeks led to JUMPING drugs and alcohol in the hopes Assess the different choices available, the students writing a DARE At Cheongpung Land begins April that they can make healthy Respond in a smart and healthy report on what they had learned 21 - monthly thereafter. Check CAC choices in the future. During the manner, and then evaluate that from the program. They were to for exact dates. Cost is $60 per nine weeks of the DARE response to decide if it was a healthy also make a pledge about how they person. Sign up at the CAC or call program we covered such topics and smart choice that was made. will use DARE to make healthy 753-8825. Transportation and lunch as tobacco, marijuana, alcohol, We roll played different situations in choices in the future. will be provided. YOGA CLASSES Tues. and Thurs. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. aerobics and cardio classes are also available Mon. - Thurs. from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Classes meet in the aerobics room at the CAC. Classes 35th ADA nets RSOI monster for all skill levels. Info call 753-8807. FREE CULTURAL TOUR 30 U.S. Soldiers and 30 KATUSAs are invited on a free tour of the Hite Brewery and hike up Yonmun Mountain, Friday, May 11. Free beer tasting for those of legal drinking age. Sign up soon, this one will fill up fast. Contact Peter Yu or Ms. Chong at Public Affairs, 754- 7652. OSAN BAZAAR SET The Osan Officers’ Spouses’ Club’s Spring Fever Bazaar is scheduled for tomorrow, March 31 from 10a.m. -4p.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 PHOTO BY PFC. GRETCHEN GOODRICH scholarships. TEAMWORK - Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade roll up and load the Open to all DOD ID/Rations Card huge camouflage net affectionately referred to as “Big Bertha” during a recent brigade field training exercise held in holders. info.,visit the OSC’s conjunction with RSOI ’07. During the FTX, all 14 units within the brigade across the peninsula participated, refining their website: Patriot skills as well as concentrating on force protection and weapons immersion.
  • Area IIIThe Morning Calm Weekly 23 March 30, 2007 up to Sexual Assault in April Reyes-Lashier, who works at Camp Humphreys Army Community Service, said she is available to present classes to units and can also consult with unit commanders and first sergeants as necessary. She also trains the Unit Victim Advocates; each battalion is authorized two. The UVAs provide direct support and services to victims of sexual assault. In the event of a sexual assault Reyes-Lashier said the victim should do the following— · Go to a safe place as fast as you can and call Reyes-Lashier, the appropriate UVA and the military police. · Don’t wash your body or hair or brush your teeth until after you have been examined by medical personnel and interviewed by the MPs or CID. Following the medical examination and interview sexual assault victims can shower and brush their teeth. Reyes-Lashier said that she has placed bags with new clothes and toiletries at locations throughout Camp Humphreys for the victims to use. These are the events Reyes-Lashier has scheduled for April— April 2—Reyes-Lashier will kick-off the month herself with an appearance on the Tuesday morning radio show on Armed Forces Network-Osan. Also BOB MCELROY on April 2, She will set up an information booth inJocelyn Reyes-Lashier, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, prepares an emergency essentials kit for sexual assault the PX Food Court at lunch time.victims. The kits are strategically placed around the post for victim’s use. April 4—Humphreys American ElementaryBy Bob McElroy that in 2006 there were 25 sexual assault cases School volunteer, April Gadbury, will present a skitArea III Public Affairs reported at Camp Humphreys. for the students of on “Good touch-bad touch.” USAG HUMPHREYS—April is Sexual Assault Sexual assault is defined as any intentional sexual April 6– Reyes—Lashier and Unit VictimAwareness Month and the motto, “Stand up to Sexual contact with force, however slight and without the Advocates will hand out information on SexualAssault and Make a Difference” will serve as a guide consent of the person being touched, Reyes-Lashier Assault prevention at the Camp Humphreys walk-for the month’s worth activities that are planned. said. It is pre-meditated and calculated. through gate. In addition to Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Reyes-Lashier said that sexual assault should not April 9, 16, 23—Reyes-Lashier will set up theApril will also be Child Abuse Prevention Month. be confused with sexual harassment with is information booth in various dining facilities on According to U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual Camp Humphreys.Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Jocelyn Reyes- favors and other conduct of a sexual nature between April 30—Information booth set up at AlaskaLashier, April will feature a myriad of events that two people. Mining Company from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.will educate and inform Soldiers, civilians and family Where sexual assault and sexual harassment also April 30—Criminal Investigation Divisionmembers. differ is in the punishment that can be meted out. agents will present a class on rape aggressive self- Education is one of the Army’s key weapons in Sexual assault is a much more serious offense and defense workshop. This event is co-sponsored bythe battle against sexual assault. Reyes-Lashier said can result in a felony conviction. ACS and CID. KATUSAArea III KATUSA Soldiers compete for volleyball league championshipBy Pfc. Im Suk-chun simply can’t afford to lose.”Area III Public Affairs Office Volleyball, along with basketball, USAG HUMPHREYS—Winning softball, and soccer, is one of thesports competitions have always been quarterly league sports offereda perfect way to sharpen team spirits, throughout the year.and motivation, which is why 12 Twelve KATUSA teams are dividedKATUSA teams are more passionate into two divisions, where each teamthan ever to beat other teams and bring must play against every other team tohome the KATUSA volleyball league qualify for the semi-finals. Scheduleschampionship trophy to their unit. and games are coordinated by the Pfc. Lee Sun-hwa, from senior Republic of Korea Army staffHeadquarters Headquarters Company office and gym staffs that keep recordsU.S. Army Garrison Humphreys and provide referees, venues andoffered his perspective on the equipment.KATUSA volleyball league. HHC, USAG Humphreys senior “Well, for me, it’s always KATUSA Sgt. Jang Joon-yung notesdisappointing to lose to other teams how difficult it is to organize hisafter I did my best to beat the KATUSAs for the game. PFC. IM SUK-CHUNcompetition. It’s never too easy to beat “As for our unit, we have KATUSA players go for the net during the recent KATUSA volleyball championship.other teams when they are as much KATUSAs all over the garrison, and find it challenging to get our best men substitutes and share the game with allmotivated as us,” Lee said. some have missions all the time. in the game,” Jang said. “Sports KATUSAs in HHC.”“Nevertheless, the game is not just Especially now with on going RSOI competition is important, but their Games are held on a weekly basisabout me, but the whole team; my unit’s (Reception Staging Onward Movement missions are always the first priority. and so far three games have beenpride is involved in it, which is why I and Integration) exercise training, we And for that, it’s often difficult to find played by each team.
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  • March 30, 2007 Page 25Camp Henry runner is Armed Forces championPfc. Suk Kyung-chul Through diligent training, she to experience Korea at its best.19th ESC Public Affairs hopes to continually improve. When Everywhere she has traveled with CAMP WALKER – Most people she ran the Tongyeong marathon last her team, people have rememberedride in a car, or get on a train to see year, she took seventh place. This her and cheered for her at theKorea. However, one 19th Sustainment year, she came in 2nd despite the races.Command (Expeditionary) Soldier cold and windy weather. “I made a lot of Korean friendsprefers an alternative – running On March 1, Jackson ran a race while running. They alwaysthroughout the peninsula. celebrating the Korean Independence encourage us to come back and run,” In fact, Sgt. 1st Class Angella Movement Day. During that race, she said.Jackson, 19th ESC Emergency Jackson made a sporting decision. These experiences cannot beOperations Center noncommissioned She allowed a Korean runner to accomplished by just staying indoors,officer-in-charge is so good at running finish before her even though she knew Jackson pointed out. She urges othershe helped the Army women’s cross she could pass her for the top position. Soldiers to get out of the barrackscountry team win the 2007 Armed “I usually go past anyone slower and experience the great outdoors.Forces Cross Country Championships than me, but since it was a Korean She is confident that it would changeFeb. 10 in Boulder, Colorado. holiday, I allowed her to win. I just the way Soldiers look at their host Jackson joined the Daegu Area wanted them to have that day, country.Running Team in 2005 and has taken because it was their Independence Editors note: Lt. Col. Martypart in numerous marathon events all PFC. SUK KYUNG-CHUL Movement Day,” she said. She ended Muchow, plans officer for theover Korea. Sgt.1stClassAngellaJackson,conductsanearly up taking third in the women’s Defense Logistics Agency - Pacific “I began running in 1999, but morning training session on Camp Walker. category. Korea, also participated in thedidn’t start seriously until I came to Noble, who works in 19th ESC Support “Although I love to win, that’s not 2007 Armed Forces Cross CountryKorea two years ago,” Jackson said. Operations, was a big support, all I run for,” Jackson said. Championships finishing fourth in She said DART coach Patrick encouraging her to run continuously. She says by running, she is able the Men’s division.New hotline provides Reader’s Theatercritical informationBy Pvt. Na Kyung-ChulArea IV Public Affairs CAMP HENRY – The U.S. Army Garrison-Daegu has unveiled a new information hotline toprovide continually updated information on schooldelays and closures, force protection conditions, androad conditions. The information hotline is available 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. “The information is intended for all Soldiers,civilians, family members and employees who liveand work within Area IV,” said Victor Lowe, USAG-Daegu director of Emergency Services. “The hotlineis needed to provide the residents and employees ofArea IV a quick and convenient means of obtainingaccurate safety and force protection relatedinformation, in near ‘real time.’” The hotline is maintained by the Military PoliceDesk. The information comes from a number ofsources, including the Air Force weather trackingwebsite, Installation Management Command-KoreaRegion and 8th Army Operations Center. The information provided by the informationhotline is available from other sources such as theUnited States Forces Korea Web site, but theinformation hotline consolidates the information foreasy retrieval. The hotline is updated at least once a day by theon-duty Military Police desk sergeant. If changesoccur, such as a gate closure or force protection GALEN PUTNAMcondition change, the hotline will be updated right Caleb Reynolds portrays “Mr. Lowe” the principal and Kimberly Perry is “Reader #1” as members of Jennifer Sharp’s Taeguaway to ensure accurate information is available to American School Second Grade Class perform “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day” March 16 as part of the class production ofthe community. “Reader’s Theater.” The story was started by children’s author and illustrator Theodor Geisel, (better known as Dr. Seuss), and The hotline has already become a tremendous completed by children’s poet Jack Prelutsky and children’s illustrator Lane Smith after Geisel’s death. The event, that featured aasset to the community according to Lowe. Besides wide selection of poetry and stories, was an extension of the school-wide celebration of Seuss’s birthday that falls in March. See Hotline on Page 28
  • 26 March 30, 2007 Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly Daegaya Experience Festival The Chaplain Cross-Cultural Training and Family Life Center sponsors the Daegaya Experience Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7 in Goryeong County. Departure time is 9 a.m. from the Building “E” parking lot on Camp George. The trip is “first come, first served.” Registration deadline is today. Fee for the Daegaya Museum is 2,000 won per person. Fees for strawberry harvesting are 6,000 won for age five and older and 4,000 won for age four and younger. Transportation and soft drinks will be provided. For information, call Yi Hye-suk at 768-7071. Reverse Triathlon A “reverse” triathlon will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Camp Carroll. The registration time is 8 – 8:45 a.m. The PHOTOS BY PVT. DANA R. PUGH event consists of 5 kilometer run, 15 Two Stryker vehicles belonging to 2nd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division from Schofield Barracks, kilometer bike and 400 meter swim. Hawaii, are unloaded from a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and positioned in the K-2 area of Daegu Air Base in preparation for the Reception, Participants must provide their own Staging, Onward Movement and Integration exercise held annually by United States Forces Korea. bike, helmet and safety gear. For Strykers information, call the Camp Carroll Sports and Fitness Center at 765-8287. AVID Garage Sale roll onto The Taegu American School AVID Program will hold a “garage sale” 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday at the TAS gym. Booths can be reserved for $10.00. Everyone is welcome to operate a the ROK booth or just come to shop. For information, call Thelberstine Buford 010-8671-6926. Military Child Event By Pvt. Dana R. Pugh Bring your children to the Child and 19th ESC Public Affairs Youth Services Month of the Military USAG DAEGU – Soldiers from Child Opening Event 2 – 5 p.m. 2nd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, Sunday at Kelly Field on Camp 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Walker. This fun-filled day will Division from Schofield Barracks, include a “Family Fun Walk,” food, Hawaii arrived at Daegu Air Base games, face painting, balloon making, March 18 to participate in the performances, prizes, a “Spring Egg- Hunt” and more. The event is open Reception, Staging, Onward to the community. For information, call Movement and Integration exercise CYS at 764-5297/5720. held annually by United States Forces Korea. Bass Tournament The Stryker Brigade members then A Bass Fishing Tournament will be moved to Rodriguez Range, where they held 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 7 at the Jang will conduct platoon training until Chuk Gi Reservoir, 45 minutes south Saturday, said William E. Hanlin, 19th of Daegu. Departure is 4:15 a.m. from Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) the Camp Walker Commissary and exercise plans specialist. return time is 4 p.m. Cost is $35 including transportation, food and Two Strykers and three pallets drinks. The fee for equipment rental arrived March 18, followed by two is $10 for rod and reel only. Strykers, one high mobility Registration deadline is Wednesday. multipurpose wheeled vehicle and two Prizes include: 1st Place $200, 2nd additional pallets that arrived March Place $150 and 3rd Place 100. For 19, Hanlin said. The Soldiers and information, call Luis Rios at 764-4123/ equipment arrived on United States Air 4440, or 010-4670-1283. Force C-17 transport aircraft from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. American Red Cross Two Stryker vehicles belonging to 2nd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, “A Stryker Brigade is a basic The American Red Cross will conduct 25th Infantry Division from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, are dwarfed by the massive C-17 a life guarding, first aid and CPR-PR infantry unit with a new “truck” to get Globemaster III aircraft that transported them from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. with Automatic External Defibrillator us to the fight,” said Maj. Adelaio (AED) class at the Camp Walker and Godinez, 25th Infantry Division. “This fire exercises at Rodriguez Range, said Republic of Korea. Camp Carroll pools Apr. 9 through 13. is the first time we have deployed from Brig. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, 19th “We wanted to display Stryker There will be swim test noon – 7 p.m. Hawaii, and it’s exciting for us.” Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) forces coming from Hawaii to show Apr. 8. Registration deadline is Apr. The Stryker Brigade is deployed to commanding general. that we still have the flexibility and 8. For information, call Jimmy Finch Korea for the USFK exercise and to The event demonstrates the United capability to defend our alliance at 768-7642. conduct platoon gunnery and squad live States’ continued support to the partners,” Mason said.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV March 30, 2007 27Child abuse and sexual assault awareness events slatedBy Pvt. Na Kyung-chul Child Abuse Prevention April 12: “Drum March to Break 2:30 p.m. at Kelly Field on CampUSAG – Daegu Public Affairs Month the Silence and Cycle of Abuse” Walker. There will be a variety of CAMP HENRY – April is Sexual Monday – April 26: Blue Ribbon with School Age Services and Youth activities such as inflatable games,Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Drawing and Essay Contest. Gladys Services children, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. information tables, competitions,Prevention Month. To increase Colon-Algarin, the USAG – Daegu The march will be lead by two presentations and more. Theawareness, Army Community Family Advocacy Program manager drummers. Participants will wear T- activities will be divided into ageService is sponsoring a variety of will talk to Taegu American School shirts with blue ribbon designs and categories. The only requirement isevents throughout the month. students about the meaning of the will carry signs they created to for children to participate with their The following activities are Child Abuse Prevention Month Blue promote awareness. parents or guardians. Free foodplanned: Ribbon, which is meant to raise April 19: “My Body Belongs To including hot dogs, hamburgers, chips Sexual Assault Prevention awareness and educate the public Me,” 10 – 11 a.m. at the Child and soda will be provided. TheMonth about child abuse among other Development Center on Camp winning child/parent teams from Tuesday: Proclamation things. She will also encourage George. The event will provide each competition will receive prizesCeremony, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the students to enter the contest. preschool children with information from the USAG –DaeguCamp Walker Bowling Center Winners will be announced at the about preventing child sexual abuse. commander.parking lot. Col. John E. Dumoulin Blue Ribbon Community Family Day April 20: Child Fingerprinting, 8 April 30: Visit to KoreanJr., the U.S. Army Garrison – April 28. The contest winners will a.m. – 2 p.m. at Taegu American Orphanages. Participants will visitDaegu commander will sign a receive awards to be presented by School. The activity will allow with children and distribute donatedproclamation and unveil the Silent Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr., the USAG parents the opportunity to have their toys and clothing on behalf of theWitness Display. The special guest – Daegu commander. children fingerprinted for USAG – Daegu Community. Thespeaker will be Lt. Col. Joan Perry April 4: Child Abuse Prevention identification purposes. Family Advocacy Program staff willwho is in charge of the 8th Army Month Prayer Breakfast, 7 – 8:30 April 25: “Internet Dangers,” 10 visit the Daegu Children’s WelfareSexual Assault Prevention and a.m. at the Soldier Memorial Chapel – 11:30 a.m. at Army Community Center in Nam-gu, Bongdeok-dong,Response Program. Fellowship Hall on Camp Walker. Service on Camp Henry to provide with Child Development Center Tuesday – April 30: Silent The event is free and open to the parents with information that can children in the morning and Ae-HwalWitness Display on the grassy area community. help prevent online child abuse. Won Orphanage in Suseong-gu withbetween the Camp Walker Gate #4 April 7: Display of Child Abuse April 26: “Protecting Yourself – School Age Service children in thebus stop and the Main Exchange taxi Awareness pamphlets and booklets The Right to Say No,” 4 – 4:30 p.m. afternoon. Community members whostand. Life size wooden silhouettes and multicultural food sampling, 10 at School Age Services on Camp would like to participate can sign-upwill represent victims of sexual a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Main Exchange Walker. The activity will provide until April 20 at ACS.assault. The silhouettes will be on Camp Walker. The various ethnic children with information designed to For more information about Sexualilluminated at night symbolizing foods that will be served symbolize help prevent child sexual abuse. Assault Awareness and Child Abusevictims of sexual assault have not that child abuse does not discriminate April 28: Blue Ribbon Prevention Month events or activities,been forgotten. by national origin or race. Community Family Day, 10:30 a.m. – call Colon-Algarin at 768-8129/6115.
  • Area IV March 30, 200728 The Morning Calm WeeklyArmy Emergency Relief campaign set to kick-offArea IV Public Affairs Emergency Relief conducts an Army-wide representatives’) primary mission will be to credit card repayments and the purchase CAMP HENRY – When emergency fund drive each spring in order to ensure make contact with the Soldiers and the of homes or vehicles.needs arise in a Soldier’s life, whether active adequate resources to assist Soldiers in retirees and to solicit donations from them. “To apply for AER assistance,duty, reserve or retired, help is available from need. The money donated in Area IV during the Soldiers or their spouses acting throughan organization that has been aiding Soldiers The USAG - Daegu 2007 Army campaign goes directly to the national AER a power of attorney need to bring theirin need for more than 65 years. Emergency Relief Campaign will kick-off fund.” military identification cards, leave and Established in 1942, the Army Monday and continue through May 4. The Area IV community contributed earnings statements, leave orders andEmergency Relief, a private, nonprofit “This is a great opportunity for Soldiers more than $65,128 to AER last year, and other sustaining documents to their localorganization dedicated to “Helping theArmy to continue to help other Soldiers,” said John distributed more than $102,445 to qualified AER officer,” Lamontagne said. “TheTake Care of Its Own,” has maintained a Lee, USAG - Daegu Army Emergency recipients throughout Area IV in 2006. AER assistance can be provided in threelongstanding tradition of assisting Soldiers Relief Campaign coordinator. “This “The amount Area IV raises does not different forms: loans, which areevery day, in peace and war, to help them campaign provides a wonderful opportunity reflect the amount of assistance Area IV expected to be repaid without interest;during times of financial need. to publicize and to reinforce Soldiers’ can provide,” Lamontagne said. “AER grants, when repayment would cause “The AER provides Soldiers with awareness of AER and its programs. assistance is available to Soldiers and their hardship to the Soldier; and theemergency financial assistance when Without this publicity and reinforcement, the family members for legitimate emergency combination of loan and grant whenthey don’t have the money to cover collective knowledge of AER within the needs such as food, rent, utilities, funeral, repayment of the full amount wouldexpenses that arise as emergencies,” said Army would soon disappear. Without an medical and dental expenses, emergency cause hardship to the Soldier.”Steven Lamontagne, financial readiness annual infusion of donations, AER would transportation and vehicle repair and For information on making donationprogram manager at U.S. Army Garrison soon deplete its reserves that are held for personal needs when pay is delayed or toward the Army Emergency Relief fund– Daegu Army Community Service on contingencies.” stolen.” contact your unit AER representative orCamp Henry. “It also provides The overall goal for this year’s campaign The organization helps Soldiers Lee, at to family members of is to achieve 100 percent contact with all whenever possible, however, there are For information on how to apply forSoldiers through the Spouse Education active duty Soldiers and retirees in the Area circumstances in which the AER cannot Army Emergency Relief assistance,Assistance Program.” IV community, according to Lamontagne. help individuals including paying for contact Lamontagne at 768-8127 or visit Since the organization does not receive “We will have AER representatives in nonessentials, financing ordinary leave or ACS, located in building T-1103 on Campgovernment subsidies, the Army each unit,” Lamontagne said. “(The vacations, debt consolidation, bad check or Henry.Hotline from Page 25providing concise, near real time safety related The hotline will also help the command during available to the community.information to anyone who needs it, the hotline emergencies by providing news and situational The hotline number from a DSN phone is 764-provides one source for obtaining several types of updates concerning incidents that may have 4094 and from off-post is 0505-764-4094.information by making only one phone call rather occurred, gate closures, or a host of other For more information about the hotline, call Lowethan making three or four calls to different sources. information that the command would want to make at 764-4167.
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  • 30 March 30, 2007 Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily Week The Phrase of the Week : “Do you play chess?” chessu dushimnikka? chess do you play Vocabulary 1 year ‘il nyon’ 2 years ‘i nyon’ 3 years ‘sam nyon’ Week Situation of the Week : Pastimes Could you teach me how to Chessu jom karuchyo jusigessumnikka? play chess? Is it hard to learn chess? Chessu baeugiga oryopsumnikka? This story is Do you have chess pieces? about: Chessumal-gwa pan issumnikka? Yongsan Suengbunun ottoke gyoljonghamnikka? How do you decide a winner? building Sangdepyon wanguen ottoke ddamnikka? How do you capture the other’s king? Could you play chess with managers Chess hanbon dulkkayo? me? gather Korean Expression of the Week Week A scratch on the jade for a Oke ti workshop A fly in the ointment.
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