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    • Volume 5, Issue 24 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA April 6, 2007 The Morning Calm USAG-Yongsan Units world-wide Weekly is firefighters can draw conduct drill at the Dragon equipment for peninsula exercises nline Page 9 Page 26 Visit imakoroweb/sites/local/United States, Republic ofKorea forces participate inmass casualty exercise See story and additional photos on page 5 See story and additional photo on page 21 FURMAN NEIL NEELEY Soldiers from the ROKA 36th Infantry Division evacaute a mock casualty from the front gate at Camp Long after a simulated explosives attack at the installation’s main entrance. Elements from the ROK Army and the Wonju enclave participated in this joint anti-terrorism exercise March 30.
    • 2 April 6, 2007 Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MP Blotter Thanks for RSOI, FOAL B Eagle 2007 success The following entries were excerpted from themilitary police blotters. These entries may beincomplete and do not imply the guilt or innocenceof any person. EArea 1Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, SUBJECT 1 L Congratulations everyone—Soldiers, sailors, to 1994—easily met my intent with respect to our training U.S. personnel, active, National Guard and Reserveand SUBJECT 2 were involved in a verbal altercationwhich turned physical when SUBJECT 2 pushed L airmen, Marines, civilian employees and contractors objectives. The firm resolve of from all services established warfighting headquarters andSUBJECT 1 and SUBJECT 1 retaliated by striking for making this year ’s supporting apparatus in Korea,SUBJECT 2 in the left side of his face with a wooden Reception, Staging, Onward the United States and otherstick. SUBJECT 1 and SUBJECT 2 wereapprehended and transported to the Camp Casey S movement and integration locations. exercise a great success! The most challenging aspectPMO. SUBJECT 2 was released to SUBJECT 2’sunit. SUBJECT 2 sustained a broken jaw which E Our combined and joint of any operation is logistics and exercise took tremendous RSOI ’07 provided anwas required to be wired shut. The investigationcontinues by MPI. N planning, preparation and extremely challengingArea 2 D leadership involvement from all participants. scenario. The lessons learned in this Thank you for all the hard focus area, as well as theDomestic Violence, Assault Consummated byBattery, KNP revealed through investigation S work and effort that Gen. B.B. Bell training accomplished in theSUBJECT 1 and SUBJECT 2 were involved in a everyone put into the areas of force tracking andverbal altercation which turned physical when # exercise in order to make this United States commitment to warfighting, will define theSUBJECT 1 began choking SUBJECT 2 and all work both safely and to our great Alliance was visibly work ahead of us as weSUBJECT 1 then proceeded to push SUBJECT 2’s 19-07 standard. evident through the prepare for UFL ’07.head into the wall an unknown number of times. This year’s RSOI and participation of a full array of I also want to commendSUBJECT 1 then grabbed scissors and cut FOAL EAGLE—perhaps air, naval and land combat you for your thorough planningSUBJECT 2’s hair. SUBJECT 2 reported injuriesconsisting of bruising all over SUBJECT 2’s body. the most ambitious since the power from on and off the and execution of the FOALSUBJECT 1 was released into MP custody on a CJ exercise was established in peninsula. EAGLE.Form 2 and transported to the Yongsan PMO.SUBJECT 1 admitted to the offenses. SUBJECT 1was further processed and released to SUBJECT1’s unit. KNP charges are pending. Social Work Militar y retirees to save big with new ‘Still Serving’ catalogServices were notified. The investigation continuesby MPI and KNP.Area 3 Special to The Morning Calm Weekly annual “Still Serving” events, should create plenty ofUndetermined Manner of Death, Investigation AAFES Pacific Public Affairs incentive for retirees to come out and take advantagerevealed a foul odor coming from Subject 1’s room OKINAWA – In conjunction with its annual “Still of their exchange benefit.”which was reported to WITNESS 1. WITNESS 1attempted to gain entry into Subject 1’s room Serving” event, scheduled this year for the weekend Scheduled to hit mailboxes in mid-September, thethrough the door which was locked so WITNESS 1 of Sept. 28, the Army and Air Force Exchange “Still Serving” catalog will reach across all AAFESentered the room through the window which was Services are creating a special catalog geared shopping channels, including the BX and PX, webpartially opened. Upon entering the room, specifically to the unique needs of military retirees. and catalog, to give retirees multiple opportunities toWITNESS 1 observed SUBJECT 1 hanging from a This first-time, 24-page issue will include special “Still participate in exclusive “Still Serving” savings.belt tied to the towel rack in the bathroom area. At Serving” weekend sales and sweepstakes, select AAFES’ annual salute to retirees, featuring unique1:30 p.m., March 28, SUBJECT 1 was pronounced merchandise available through the Exchange Catalog specials and events, will take place Friday, Sept. 28dead by medical personnel. Mortuary Affairs or Exchange Online Store, exchange benefits through Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, at BXs and PXsconfirmed identification of Subject 1’s remains information, as well as an invitation from the AAFES throughout CONUS, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico andthrough dental records and also related the state of Commander to attend special activities at BXs and Guam, as well as participating European and PacificSubject 1 remains indicated SUBJECT 1 wasdeceased between five to seven days. Medical PXs worldwide. locations. Planned events during the weekend willrecords revealed no history of any pre-existing “At more than 2 million, retirees account for include drawings, free refreshments, product samples,medical condition which could have contributed to approximately 40 percent of AAFES’ 5.9 million vendor demonstrations, door prizes, makeovers,SUBJECT 1’s death. authorized households, the most of any group,” said fashion shows and much more. Authorized exchangeSubject 1’s next of kin was notified. The AAFES’ Senior Enlisted Advisor Chief Master Sgt. customers can learn more about activities planned atInvestigation continues by CID. Bryan Eaton. “The new catalog, combined with their specific exchange by calling their local store. 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 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 April 6, 2007 3 IMCOM Public Affairs and The Families needed to provide Morning Calm WeeklyThe IMCOM-Korea Public AffairsOfficer, Command Information Officer emergency placement careand The Morning Calm Weekly staff By Yvonne Kearns Military installations in the U.S. homes available to place children ashas moved to Office Building 1416. The Family Advocacy Program Manager generally use civilian foster homes in office is located on the 2nd floor. The Army Community Service the surrounding communities. Placements are most often theThe telephone numbers have also Family Advocacy Program needs In Korea, juvenile courts and foster result of a crisis with short notice.changed. To contact the Public Affairs families in USAGs Yongsan, care are not available or easily Information on the child’s situationOfficer call 724-3366, to contact the Humphreys and Daegu to be available accessible to the military. and needs is provided to the EPCCommand Information Officer call 724 to provide Emergency Placement As a result, USAG Family family before the family makes a3365. The Morning Calm Weekly Editor Care in their homes for military related Advocacy Programs are responsible commitment to provide EPC for acan be reached at 724-TMCW (8629). for administering emergency care children. EPC provides 24 hour a day specific child. Providing EPC is an Town Halls for NSPS to be held substitute care for children who cannot programs. excellent way to give back to theThe 8th United States Army Deputy be cared for by their natural family or EPC is a voluntary service. military community and to make aCommander , Maj. Gen. Michael Kuehr legal guardian, generally due to abuse Providers are paid a small per diem difference in the life of a child.will conduct Town Hall meetings to or neglect. rate for each child they care for to Contact the ACS Family Advocacydiscuss NSPS throughout the areas EPC is comparable to civilian foster assist with food costs. Intended to be Program Manager in your area forstarting April 16. For more information, care and respite care programs in the short term, EPC is generally not longer more information or to complete thesee local area news and notes section United States. than 90 days. The FAP works to have EPC certification next weeks edition of The MorningCalm Weekly Newspaper. 2007 LandWarNet Conference Integrating militaries tests the Army seeksThe 2007 8th U.S. Army LandWarNetTraining Conference will be held April abilities to keep the harbors safe intelligence17-19. The conference will take place By MC1 Lisa Wassilieff participated in the exercise from theat the Mulit-Purpose Training Facilityon Yongsan. The conference fee is $10. U.S. Naval Forces Korea Public Affairs BUSAN — Servicemembers NCW squadrons consisted of Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit 01 out collectors Special to The Morning Calm WeeklyAn ice-breaker is scheduled for from Naval Coastal Warfare of Everett, Wash., Inshore Boat Unit Army News ServiceMonday, April 16. For more Squadron 33 from Naval Coastal 11 out of Everett, MIUW 110 out ofinformation, contact Rick Chmura at WASHINGTON - The Army Warfare Group 1 and members of the Portland, Ore. and IBU 13 out of723-4943 or In S. Lim at 725-3015. announced today the implementation 308th Early Warning Squadron from Portland. In addition to the NCW of the Human Intelligence Aggie Muster the Republic of Korea Navy recently squadrons, members of the Coast Noncommissioned Officer SpecialJoin other Texas Aggies for an informal teamed up with one mission in mind Guard from Port Security Unit 313 out Recruiting Program to bring at leastprogram and potluck. It will be a “Bring — harbor defense. This training was of Tacoma, Wash., and active-duty 100 experienced NCOs into the 97-your own Barbecue” and potluck at conducted on the Republic of Korea Sailors from Mobile Security Echo career field.noon, April 21 at Yongsan Garrison Third Fleet Base, Busan, ROK, Cho- Detachment (MSD) 72 out of Guam “Our goal is to quickly infuse 100South Post Picnic Area 1. For more do Island and Busan’s Pier 8. also participated in this traininginformation, call 738-7447. staff sergeants and sergeants first NCW squadrons are primarily evaluation. class to our HUMINT force from all comprised of naval and Coast Guard AFCEA announce Scholarship reserve members. The units that See Militaries Page 4 Militaries, See Intelligence Page 4 Intelligence, Awards Program Facts about Separation Agreements: Part III PartThe Seoul Chapter of the AFCEA,International is pleased to announcethe Scholarship Awards Program forthe 2007-2008 school year. We are Things you should know beforehand -- common issuesseeking applications to awardminimum $500 scholarships to students addressed in a separation agreementwho meet certain eligibility criteria. By Capt. Luke Rose retired pay. There is no universal marriage. When such debts are inApplications must be submitted no Legal Assistance Attorney formula for determining the spouse’s both spouses’ names, both spouseslater than April 30. Contact EdwardDurham at 723-3883 or 010-8943-9413 One important decision included in entitlement, but a common calculation remain liable for the debt (regardlessfor additional information.. most separation agreements is how the is based on the months of creditable of what the Separation Agreement spouses will divide their property. service time, the length of the marriage, says). However, with proper wording Families Needed to Volunteer for The Agreement may provide that the and the degree to which they overlap. in the Agreement, if the responsible Good Neighbor English Camp property has been divided as the parties NOTE: It is a common spouse fails to pay and the otherVolunteer families are needed for this agreed prior to the execution of the misconception among Soldiers that they spouse ends up paying as a result, theyear’s Yongsan Good Neighbor document, or may lay out a specific must be married to their spouse for 10 other spouse can sue the responsibleEnglish Camp. Families are needed to distribution of assets within the years before the spouse is entitled to spouse for one or more local Korean Agreement requiring future action by part of their retired pay. Spousal support is another issuestudents for four nights in their homes. the parties. This may require execution The confusion relates to DFAS’ ability that can be addressed in a SeparationThey are needed for five nights for of appropriate documents and to make direct payments to former Agreement. Service regulations, andstudents who will participate from transactions to gain the transfer. One spouses; they will only make direct in some cases state law, requireDaegu. This year’s camp will be hosted by item of property that deserves special payments to former spouses after 10 soldiers to provide adequate financialUSFK, May 15-19. Participants are 10th consideration is military retired pay. years of marriage, but a court may direct support to their dependents while theygrade Korean students from Seoul, Most states consider a Soldier’s the division of military retired pay after are living apart. If a properly executedPyeongtaek and Daegu. Students are retirement pay to be part of the marital any length of marriage and simply Separation Agreement specifies anselected by local school boards based estate, and therefore potentially subject require the Soldier to make the amount of spousal support, theon their ability to speak English andtheir willingness to participate in a to division between the Soldier and payments to the former spouse. Equally amount of support agreed to is usuallyhome stay program. Students who their spouse. It is common for state important to division of property is the considered to fulfill the Soldier’shave previously resided in the United law to presume an equal division of allocation of responsibility for the debts support requirement owed to theStates or other English-speaking the marital estate between the parties. of the marriage. spouse. For this and other reasons,countries are not considered. For more While it does not necessarily follow that The Separation Agreement should it is best that the Separationinformation contact USFK PAO at 723- each individual asset is to be split, the clearly state which spouse is responsible Agreement clearly state the amount4685 -- 4686 or 4687. parties often agree to split the military for each debt incurred during the and duration of support.
    • April 6, 20074 The Morning Calm WeeklyMilitaries from Page 3 The joint and combined exercise capabilities, which in turn feedwas part of the annually scheduled information to computer screens andspring exercise cycle involving two listening equipment located on Pier 8exercises called Reception, Staging, and Cho-do Island.Onward movement, and integration Then once the information has beenand Foal Eagle 2007. The Combined fed and the random lines decipheredForces Command in Korea routinely by the ROK and U.S. militariesconducts these field exercises and their working there, the ship or craft’scomputer simulated components to identity is then relayed to the boat units.train and evaluate ROK and U.S. Once the boat units receive thoseinteroperability while preparing and warnings, personnel quickly move outmentoring junior military personnel and in the waters with their patrol crafts,exercising senior leaders. which are equipped with both machine Capt. Guy Bony, the commodore guns and high-speed capabilities.of Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron Practicing these operations is what33, discusses the importance of his makes the possibility of an actualsquadron working with their ROK danger to the harbor that much easiercounterparts. to detect and defend against. “Integration is always critical. It Lt. Kim Hyun-gil, an officer in theis important to work together and ROK’s 308th Early Warning Squadron,function effectively as a team. It gets was in charge of the Combatthe job done,” said Bony. Operations Center for this exercise. “This exercise has been a real Kim’s job was to ensure weathersuccess story.” conditions and surface contacts (i.e. Bony has been participating in this boats and ships) were detected andexercise since 1995 and has always monitored.enjoyed working with the ROK Navy. He said he really enjoyed working “The Koreans are always gracious with his U.S. counterparts.and competent in the jobs they do,” “It was a lot of fun and teamworksaid Bony. involved in this exercise,” said Kim. “They are very capable at “This opportunity was importantconducting harbor defense.” because it gave us (ROK navy) a NCW squadrons normally provide chance to learn about anotherseaward security with patrol boats, as country’s navy.”well as using sensor platforms that For Sonar Technician First Classprovide a technical picture of the ports Bryan Chandler, a Navy reserveand harbors they operate in. warfighter attached to MIUWU 110, During this exercise, they trained this experience may have been a lotalongside their ROK counterparts on of hard work and long hours, but thewhat necessary operations would be overall experience was provide harbor and port security for “It’s been a blast doing this kind ofships pulling into the ROK. training,” said Chandler. “It’s exciting The training involved using being here and a nice break from mysonobuoys equipped with passive sonar civilian job in the states.”Intelligence from Page 3other career fields,” said Sgt. Maj. The career field currently offers aFernando Martinez-Irizarry, Office of Selective Reenlistment Bonus of up tothe Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2. $30 thousand or a critical skills “They will be provided accelerated retention bonus of up to $50 on basic and advanced Training is 24 weeks and four daysHUMINT skills and be assigned to or 27 weeks and four days, dependingunits deploying in support of Operation on the follow-on assignment. ClassesIraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring are scheduled to begin June 25 andFreedom,” he said. Aug. 13. Application deadline is April The 97-Echo military occupational 30 these final two classes.skill is the U.S. Army’s MOS for Soldiers interested should be U.S.HUMINT collectors. HUMINT citizens, fully deployable and have aSoldiers collect intelligence information minimum General Technical score offrom human sources, analyze 100.HUMINT information, and conduct For more information contact yourdebriefings and interrogations. local or area career counlsor’s office. Submitting to The Morning Calm Weekly Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, story submissions and other items for inclusion in The Morning Calm Weekly to: For all submitted items include a point of contact name and telephone number. All items are subject to editing for content and to insure they conform with Department of Defense and Associated Press guidelines. Deadline for submission is close of business the Friday prior to publication.
    • April 6, 2007 Page 5 JIM CUNNINGHAMSoldiers with simulated injuries are carefully placed on a stretcher during the RSOI evacuation exercise March 28. More than 60 Soldiers participated in the exercise.168th Medical Battalion and ROK A rmy evaluate mass casualty evacuation on both sides, to the ROK medical system down to incident happens.By Jim CunninghamArea I Public Affairs Daegu where they have the wartime host National “At level two treatment facilities, everything is Camp Red Cloud—It is a calm day, overcast, Support Hospital and to 121 South located at Camp ready to go when emergencies arise,” Beseman said.and everyone is going about their work on an Humphreys and further evacuated to Osan simulating “We bring casualties from the point of injury to thisaverage day. Suddenly, the sound of supersonic evacuation off the peninsula.” facility at Camp Red Cloud to be treated and thenflight bellows through the air and a large Although the exercise is not timed for results, it transported to a level three facility to treat furtherexplosion blasts into the atmosphere. One revealed how quickly and efficiently medical injuries.”Republic of Korea soldier and seven U.S. Army commands can move casualties to hospitals. The evacuees would be moved to Camp RedSoldiers are wounded. What should happen next? “This exercise is not timed, but it is meant to Cloud’s helipad and air evacuated to CampHow will they be evacuated? To which hospital exercise the medical system and to be able to know Humphreys for further treatment, explainedshould they be taken? where the problem areas are so we can identify them Beseman. These questions and more are answered during for further exercises,” Beseman said. “To my “This is an exercise to train many that have nota premiere exercise March 28 conducted by the knowledge, this is the first joint ROK/U.S. exercise had the experience in evacuating casualties to168th Medical Battalion and the ROK army should where we are actually taking U.S. patients to ROK medical facilities,” Beseman unprovoked field artillery incident happen. medical systems and ROK patients to U.S. medical “There are 60 personnel involved with today’s “The point of this exercise is to successfully systems.” training, including drivers, medical personnel andevacuate ROK and U.S. patients from point of injury No one is expecting perfection for this first time translators.”to inter theater echelon three patient treatment exercise, but there are expected good results. Translators are very necessary in emergenciesfacilities, both ROK and U.S. facilities by dedicated, “We have realistic expectations as far as results such as the one exercised today.designated or opportune ground and or air go,” Beseman said. “We know there will be glitches “Our Korean Augmentation to the United Statestransportation,” said Capt. Rachelle Beseman, 168th in our systems that we need to improve. However, Army Soldiers are serving as our translators todayMedical Battalion. “This scenario is of an unprovoked we are hopeful and optimistic it is going to be a great because although medical personnel at ROKfield artillery incident. We were shelled with artillery.” learning experience. Where we can be in contact hospitals speak medical English they still need For a very long time the Army has known what with our ROK counter parts and vice versa and learn translators to understand the situation,” Besemankinds of injuries can be expected from artillery from each other knowing where our host nations said.shelling. medical support is if there is an actual wartime “This exercise is a great way to get to know our “The injuries we staged here are shrapnel wounds, event.” Korean counterparts, and a way for us to be able toburns, abdominal lacerations,” Beseman said. “We All in all the exercise is one to discover what work together in the event of a real wartimeare expected to be air evacuated, weather permitting, situations might arise if an unprovoked wartime situation.”
    • April 6, 20076 Area I The Morning Calm Weekly Holocaust Days of Remembrance April 12-22 is Holocaust Days of Remembrance week. The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nations’s annual commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust. Easter Extravaganza The Camp Casey Easter Extravaganza will be held in the Casey Theater April 8. For more information call: 730-6987. Annual Rating Period A reminder to all supervisors of the annual rating period for GS-01 through GS-05 employees is from May 1, 2006 to April 30, 2007. Annual appraisals are due in CPOC as soon as practical after the end JIM CUNNINGAHM of the rating period on or before June 14. Col. Forrest Newton, Area I garrison commander, explains Lean Six Sigma to American civilian employees and Korean employees For more information call: 732-9060. during a briefing given March 28 in the Camp Red Cloud Theater. No Fear Act and Diversity Training There will be No Fear Act class at Camp Casey April 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. LSS points the way to excellence at CRC By Jim Cunningham to all challenges. The Army also has and figure how to implement them. at the Casey CAC. Diversity Training Area I Public Affairs to address its budgetary situation in The last step is sustaining the classes will be held at Camp Red Cloud every circumstance and it must benefits. “We cannot afford to fall April 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the CRC CAMP RED CLOUD— support continuous improvement behind,” Newton said. “We are going Education Center. For more information Employees, both U.S. and Korean, throughout. to push this very hard so we can get call: 732-7120. got a peek at what the future holds “If we learn to do this correctly, ahead of everyone else so we can for Warrior Country and the future we can make ourselves more arm ourselves with the tools to make Term IV College Classes of the mission in Area I March 28 in productive for less cost and provide ourselves successful.” Term IV College Classes starting date at the Camp Red Cloud theater and better service,” Newton said. “I A good LSS project would be Camp Casey and Hovey have been April 4 at the Camp Casey theater. know that you have heard those those that address a specific and postponed to April 9. There is still time to “What we are going to do today words before. The difference is your measurable process and consist of register for classes. For more information is give you the jobs and your a well-defined problem, which can call: 730-6858. tools you will futures depend be analyzed and improved within a need to make us “This is not just another on us reasonable amount of time. The Volunteer Recognition and Awards relevant and program, this is a tool by i m p l e m e n t i n g project must relate to a process that Luncheon successful in the The 2nd Infantry Division/Area I Support which you can improve LSS.” can be controlled and effective at future,” said Col. Lean Six the local level in the organization. It Activity Volunteer Luncheon honoring Forrest Newton, the quality of service and Sigma integrates must be an opportunity to improve volunteers of the 1st and 2nd fiscal year Area I garrison the efficiency of how you two approaches speed or quality and/or reduce cost. 2007 quarter and calendar year 2006 year commander. “If do business.” for improving “We have already got the winner and volunteer units of the 1st and you embrace p r o c e s s Installation Management Command 2nd fiscal year 2007 quarter and calendar what we are performance: in the United States to recognize year 2006 year winners will be held April going to start Col. Forrest Newton, Area I Lean focuses on Area I is viable and necessary to the 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more here today and garrison commander increasing future of United States Forces information call: 730-3183. you become efficiency and Korea,” Newton said. “They have experts at this the Army will have reducing the amount of time it takes committed to giving us more money Camp Red Cloud BOSS Easter Egg no choice but to look at you as value to do work tasks by eliminating than we had this year. In fact, we Hunt added.” waste. Six Sigma focuses on have just asked for an additional 46 The CRC BOSS Easter Egg Hunt will be The tool Newton speaks about is improving quality through the million dollars.” Examples of LSS held tomorrow at the pavilion behind the a new business improvement elimination of defects and errors in projects are: improving the cycle time CRC baseball field. The festivities will program called Lean Six Sigma. The business processes. for Soldier and civilian inprocessing begin at 10 a.m. and last until 2:30 p.m. mission of LSS is to manage Army “If we become more efficient and by reducing breakdowns in For more information call: 732-7519. installations to support readiness and deliver quality services the Army will contractor-maintained equipment mission execution by providing have to look hard to find ways to and will effectively reduce energy April is Sexual Assault Awareness equitable services and facilities, keep an organization like this in cost. Improving emergency services Month optimizing resources, and sustaining operation,” Newton said. response times by eliminating For information about the Sexual Assault the environment and enhancing the “I am so committed to this that I rework in the budgeting process, Awareness Month calendar of events call: well-being to the military community. have sent Area I staff, both which will effectively reduce 730-3494. “This is not just another American and Korean, to train in administrative cost in processing program,” Newton said. LSS.” Lean Six Sigma relies on a Directorate of Public Works work Area I Website Address “This is a tool by which you can five-step process for solving orders. “We are going to use LSS To log on to Area I website go to: http:// improve the quality of service and problems in the work place. as our weapon to make us valuable the efficiency of how you do It is important to identify the Soldiers within IMCOM and within Environmental Management System business.” problem, assess how bad the USFK,” Newton said. “Those of Website Transformation is required and problem is and what is causing it, you in this room that adopt this, TologontotheEnvironmentalManagementSystem necessary because the Army must identify the correct root causes of learn this, and live this will be the Website go to: ensure it remains ready and relevant the problem and find the solutions future of Area I.”
    • The Morning Calm WeeklyArea I April 6, 2007 7BOS S holds premiere St.Patrick’s Day golf tourneyBy Jim Cunningham tournament went to the Camp HoveyArea I Public Affairs BOSS council, but much of the USAG-Casey—Better proceeds were used to purchase theOpportunities for Unaccompanied and prizes.Single Soldiers celebrated St. Patrick’s “We gave some beautiful plaques,”Day March 17 with a golf tournament Underwood said. “They have a pictureheld at USAG-Casey’s Indianhead of an Irishman standing by a pot ofgolf course. gold holding a golf club.” “We had 18 golf teams sign up for “Kim, Yong Hwan that works forour first time ever St. Patrick’s Day MWR has been getting plaques madeGolf Scramble,” said James for years, so he had them made inUnderwood, Morale, Welfare and Itaewan,” Underwood said. “Mr. PokRecreation’s BOSS coordinator. of the golf course gave the winners“There are four players per team so wind breakers and a box of 24that equaled 72 people, but then premium golf balls.” JAMES UNDERWOODanother team showed up. We let them Many prizes were given for Many golf teams in the tournament were excellent, if not expert golfers. This teamplay too, so we had 19 teams squeezed different aspects of play. member displays perfect form when teeing off at the BOSS St. Patrick’s Day Golfin a nine hole golf course.” “We gave prizes for whomever hit Scrambel at Casey’s Indianhead golf course March 17. Most large golf tournaments take the longest drive, longest putt, and weyears in planning. The BOSS gave a plaque to the one that camecoordinators, including Area I BOSS closest to the pin,” Underwood said.Coordinator Sgt. Margaret Smith, “We gave away 15 prizes altogether.”planned the entire event in only six Golfers arrived at 8 a.m. and themonths. tournament started in a ‘shotgun start’ “The players were better than at 10 a.m. After the tournament wasbeginners and mostly excellent, if not over, the banquet was held in theexpert, golfers,” said Underwood. Indianhead golf course restaurant.“That is why the tournament went on Sgt. Maj. Ken Kunzler of 2nd One of the 19 golf teams of the BOSS St. Patrick’s Day Golf Scramble tees offwithout a hitch.” Infantry Division Special Troops during the shotgun start. Each golfer paid $25 to enter the Battalion made a hole-in-one during thetournament, but many paid more by tournament.purchasing ‘Mulligans.’ “We put all the money we received “A hole-in-one is a very unusualfrom the golfers back to them in the occurrence, the odds are very low onform of prizes,” Underwood said. anyone shooting a hole-in-one,”“The $25 entry fee paid for a steak Underwood said. “We will hold ourdinner, lunch, small prizes such as next BOSS Golf Scramble at Campnick-knacks and BOSS hats. We Red Cloud’s golf course on June 15.”announced they could buy Mulligans There will be a BOSS St. Patrick’sto help the BOSS council. A mulligan Day Golf Scramble every St. Patrick’sis a free shot. If you make a bad shot Day since the premiere was soand you bought a Mulligan, then you successful, Underwood said. “Wecould make that shot over again. We usually do four golf scrambles persold $503 worth of Mulligans.” year, and maybe we can bring back Sgt. Margaret Smith, BOSS coordinator and James Underwood, MWR BOSS coordinator, All the proceeds from the the popular night time scramble.” announce prizes at the premiere BOSS St. Patrick’s Day Golf Scramble.
    • April 6, 20078 The Morning Calm Weekly
    • April 6, 2007 Page 9 PHOTOS BY PFC. KIM SANG-WOOKThe U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Fire Department carrys out an annual fire drill March 29 at the Dragon Hill Lodge.Firefighters practice saving Dragon Hill Lodge Fire drill tests “The drill allows us to work together with the city and hotel staff to increase firefighters, proficiency and our working relationship,” said Assistant Fire Chief community Bradley Bowling. “This fire drill gave us a chance to get in first-hand to By Cpl. Kim Sang-wook practice firefighting with all our gear Area II Public Affairs on.” YONGSAN GARRISON — On The firefighters operated the fire a calm afternoon, fire alarms activate drill as one team to evacuate people and the Dragon Hill Lodge becomes a to a rally point and to clear hotel rooms. beehive of activity. A continuous loud More than 500 Dragon Hill Lodge voice alerts people to evacuate the customers and workers evacuated facility. After a few seconds, fire during the fire drill. trucks rush to the scene. Firefighters “We have a good working swiftly move inside the hotel while relationship with the Yongsan-gu Fire people come out for safety. Department,” Bowling said. “We A March 29 fire drill checked U.S. constantly meet and train together as Army Garrison-Yongsan firefighter’s a team.” performance. It also tested com- Bowling said the key to this fire drillAbove: A fire truck streches out its munity member’s awareness of what was cooperation with the Koreanladder near Dragon Hill Lodge during to do in an emergency. firefighters. He said one of the benefitsthe fire drill. The drill also practiced the USAG- of working with the Yongsan-gu Fire Yongsan Fire Department’s ability to Department is the support of theirRight: U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan work with their counterparts from the ladder fire truck that can reach a tallFirefighter Chong Song-uk clears rooms local community. Through a mutual building like the Dragon Hill part of the exercise. assistance agreement, an off-post fire “When a real fire occurs the department from Yongsan-gu joined in procedure will be exactly the same,” the scenario. Yongsan-gu is the Seoul Bowling said. “As soon as we realize city district outside the gates of the something has happened, we are going garrison. See Fire Page 12 Fire,
    • 10 April 6, 2007 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly April is...April is Sexual Assault AwarenessMonth, Month of the Military Child,Child Abuse Prevention Month andAlcohol Awareness Month. Visit fora list of community events. NEO Warden TrainingArea II Noncombatant EvacuationOperations training will be presentedTuesday. To receive certification, newNEO wardens and representativesmust attend 9-11:30 a.m. All NEOwardens and representatives mustattend 1-4 p.m. For information, call738-5013. AER CampaignThe 2007 Army Emergency Reliefcampaign is now underway throughMay 15. AER is a private nonprofitorganization with zero funding fromthe government. The key to asuccessful fund-raising campaign isthe unit keyperson. The Area II goalfor this years campaign is 100 percent CPL. JUNG JAE-HOONcontact of eligible contributors. For Cpl. Amy King takes care of her income tax return with Yongsan Tax Center worker Sgt. Justin Cauthen April 2.information, call 723-4197 or 723-2781. April Library Events From April 1-15 the Yongsan Library Tax deadline looms for somewill hold a poetry contest with AAFES By Cpl. Jung Jae-hoon Taylor. “Usually 10 percent of the money matter if you have an extension or not,”gift-card prizes for the winners in Area II Public Affairs they owe is the penalty for the delay.” said Tax Center volunteer Bonnie Choielementary, middle school and high YONGSAN GARRISON — However, tax payers that are due a Kustra. “You have to pay before Aprilschool student and adult categories. National Library Week is April 15- Yongsan Tax Center workers are refund are automatically extended 30 17. If not, you have to pay the penalty.”21. The first five library patrons will processing income tax returns as the days because they are stationed This tax season has been given gifts each day and a National first deadline of the year approaches. outside of the United States. “Usually we process between 20 toLibrary Week Open House will be held “If people don’t pay before April 17, Tax Center workers said that many 25 people in the morning, and we haveat the Yongsan Library on 3 p.m. April they will have a penalty against them,” people think if they have an extension, about 10 to 15 customers in the17. Refreshments will be available. it is all right to pay taxes late. afternoon,” Taylor said. “All you need said Tax Center Noncommissioned Easter Egg Hunt Officer-in-Charge Sgt. 1st Class Tracey “If you owe any money it doesn’t See Tax Page 12 ax, Testing centers offer college creditDeCA and the Yongsan Commissarywill host an Easter Egg Hunt 1 p.m.Saturday on the Commissary sidelawn. There will be 960 candy or toy-filled plastic eggs. Random eggs will By David McNallycontain 10 $25 Commissary Shopping Area II Public AffairsSprees. YONGSAN GARRISON — A National Testing USO information Center opened at Yongsan Garrison in February. The center Virtues Volunteers needed: Teach offers an opportunity to earn college credit for knowledgeEnglish to Korean school children two you already possess through the College Level ExaminationSaturdays each month. Sign up as a Program.volunteer today. “The Yongsan Education Center and University of The USO needs volunteers for the Maryland University College collaborated to open thenext Good Neighbor Program 12 p.m.April 26. center and to administer CLEP tests,” said Yongsan USO Canteen Specials – for $1 Education Services Officer Dr. Lorene Hopkins. “The testsactive-duty service members can have are in an easy-to-use computer-based format.”the USO Canteen special April 16. There are 34 tests available in composition and literature; Get ready for the USO Rock, Paper, history and social sciences; foreign languages; science andScissors Tournament at your nearest mathematics; and business. This is an increase from thecommunity event or barbecue. The 14 paper-based CLEP exams previously availablewinner from this year’s tournamentwill have the chance to win a trip to overseas.Guam and take on other USO Pacific CLEP tests are accepted at more than 2,900 colleges and universities. CPL. KIM SANG-WOOK “We’re open and running and ready,” Hopkins said. Sgt. Mollie Bolds takes a test at the Yongsan National Testing Center. LandWarNet Training “Probably by the end of this year the Dantes Subject pay the fee, but can seek reimbursement from the VA.The 2007 8th U.S. Army LandWarNet Standardized Tests will also be online.” To take a test, arrive at the National Testing Center atTraining Conference will be held 8 “There’s no longer any need to wait four to six weeks 8:40 a.m. or 10:40 a.m. Tuesdays and 12:40 p.m. or 2:40a.m.-5 p.m. April 17-19 at theMultipurpose Training Facility. For to learn how you did on a CLEP exam,” said Installation p.m. Thursdays. Call 723-4081 for an appointment. Walk-information, call 723-4824. Management Command-Korea Education Services ins are space available. Specialist Mark Summerlin. “Also, this is free for active- Hopkins said the advantages of the testing center include USAG-Y Web Site duty servicemembers.” immediate test results and the cost.For more news and information, visit Eligible civilians may use the National Testing Center “If a student doesn’t pass a test the first time, they canthe Yongsan Garrison Web site at for a fee of $80 per exam. immediately retest,” she said. “It’s a good way to get your Summerlin said Veteran’s Administration students must results fast. Soldiers love it.”
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area II April 6, 2007 11Employee Assistance Program offers helpEAP provides different services Referral to EAP by an employer is generally used as a first stop before adverse action isto help in times of trouble taken against an employee, Mitchell said.By Tamara Sternberg “Referrals can happen in several ways – ifArea II Public Affairs there are performance issues involved, they can YONGSAN GARRISON — Employees be made by the supervisory management of thelooking to achieve a balance between work, employee, otherwise, they can be made byfamily and other personal responsibilities can medical personnel or else it can be by a familyturn to an Army program for help. member, friend, or even self-referral,” she said. The U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan Employee “A referral is exactly that – a suggestion thatAssistance Program is designed to provide free, the person in question needs help. Participationconfidential services to identify employee in EAP is 100-percent voluntary andproblems, offer short-term counseling and when confidential.”appropriate, a referral to another facility or The EAP is basically a screening service.service. After an initial meeting, the level of stress and “Our goal is to assist employees and their anxiety of the person being evaluated isfamily members to identify problems that may assessed.affect their well-being and their ability to do “After the screening, a recommendation willtheir jobs effectively,” said USAG-Yongsan be made for further counseling or referral toEmployee Assistance and Prevention outside resources,” Mitchell said. “We conductCoordinator Vanessa Mitchell. between one to four counseling sessions for an The EAP offers help to Defense Department individual.”civilian employees (both appropriated and Mitchell said counseling is often helpful in SGT. LEE YANG-WONnonappropriated fund employees) family reducing basic anxieties. USAG-Yongsan Employee Assistance Program Coordinatormembers, military retirees, as well as reservists “After that, if more help is needed, a referral Vanessa Mitchell helps employees to identify problems andor national guardsmen whose job performance will be made to an outside source, such as the leads them to proper care.has been affected by severe stress, family 121st Combat Support Hospital Mental Healthissues, drug and alcohol problems, financial Clinic,” she said. “Not everyone who visits EAP The EAP is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at theissues and behavioral problems. is required to undergo even the first counseling USAG-Yongsan headquarters, Bldg. 4305, room “This is a program that is being revitalized session – services can be refused.” 228. For information, call 738-3384.through increased command emphasis,” said “Active Duty Soldiers are not eligible for “The EAP works exceptionally well,” saidGarrison Human Resources Director Steven EAP,” Mitchell said. “If they are having similar Mitchell. “We’re doing a lot to let people knowCarpenter. “It provides support to the civilian problems, they can go to the Army Substance about the services we offer. Our doors are openemployee workforce and enhances well-being.” Abuse Program.” for you.”
    • 12 April 6, 2007 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly CPL. KIM SANG-WOOKUSAG-Yongsan firefighters set up an operations center at the Dragon Hil Lodge parking lot.Fire from Page 9to call Yongsan-gu Fire Department and said to get out of the building.”U.S. Army Military Police for help.” Missildine, a worker at the Cold Bowling said the military police Fusion eatery, said the fire drill wasand Dragon Hill Lodge security an effective practice for peoplemanagers joined with the firefighters inside the hotel. The evacuation drillas one team for the success of the was over in just 12 minutes. Firefire drill. Department officials said the fire drill “At first, I thought it was just to was a success.check the fire alarm,” said Dragon “The next time a fire alarm goesHill Lodge worker John Missildine. off, I will act faster than this time.”“But suddenly, managers came and Missildine said. CPL. JUNG JAE-HOON1st Lt. Ruth Browne (right) gets her income tax processed at the Yongsan Tax Center April 2.Tax from Page 10to do is come here and bring any their taxes, Kustra said.documents that have to do with taxes “So, it is wise to do your taxes andand we will prepare them for you.” pay before April 17,” she said. After a customer comes in with the “Don’t wait until the last minute topaperwork, it may only take 10 minutes pay your taxes,” Taylor said. “You needfor them to finish the tax work. to think about it before the deadline and Two customers were at the tax come in now, because the last couple ofcenter processing their returns days will be really busy and you will haveTuesday morning. to wait in a long line.” “It was so easy and simple, people The Yongsan Tax Center openedshould definitely use the system,” said Jan. 31 at the Moyer CommunityTax Center customer Cpl. Amy King. Activity Center. They will process tax A lot of people don’t know if they owe returns until May 10. For information,any money or not until they actually do call 725-1040. 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 April 6, 2007 13Army to Field Improved Body ArmorBy Debi Dawson profile, and a lower back protector extends the vest’s custom fit for Soldiers.Army News Service coverage by 52 square inches. • Additional modular lightweight load-carrying FORT BELVOIR, Va – The Army continues to The IOTV’s numerous improvements go beyond equipment attachments as a result of moving theupgrade body armor to increase protection from increased protection. A single-stage quick release opening from the front of the vest. Thesebullets and fragments, and soon will field the added to the front of the vest allows a Soldier to attachments are now in the universal camouflageImproved Outer Tactical Vest to Soldiers deploying remove the IOTV and its attachments with one pull. Iraq and Afghanistan. The vest then falls to the ground in two pieces • Enhanced small arms ballistic insert The IOTV meets Program Executive Office and can be put back together in minutes. pockets with four inches of verticalSoldier’s goals of providing Soldiers with the most “This feature would only be used by Soldiers adjustability, which will allow for betteradvanced protective gear available while also in emergency situations, such as being trapped in placement of the plates based onimproving comfort and mission effectiveness. an overturned or submerged vehicle. It’s not meant individual body proportions. “The IOTV is more than three pounds lighter than to simply be a quick way to get out of the IOTV at • Additional storagethe current OTV, but provides an equal level of the end of the day or mission,” Fulmore said. over an increased area,” said Brig. Gen. Medics could use the quick release to treatR. Mark Brown, Program Executive Officer Soldier. wounded Soldiers, or they could use an • A mesh lining to“This vest epitomizes our continuous efforts to seek opening on the left shoulder, which allows aid ventilation.the next improvement and to provide our Soldiers easy access while still providing • Vertical adjustabilitythe best body armor available, bar none. It is live- protection to the patient. of side plate tested - we know it will prove itself in combat.” Comfort and utility features are Soldiers will continue to “The weight of the IOTV was reduced by also part of the improved design. use the enhanced small armseliminating overlap,” said Major Carl Fulmore, The most notable may be the protective inserts and theassistant product manager for Soldier Survivability. IOTV’s overhead opening. An internal enhanced side ballistic“With the IOTV, we were able to streamline previous waistband provides a snug fit and moves inserts.improvements.” much of the weight from the shoulders to The IOTV is a For example, the vest now has a higher cut in the the waist. result of researchunderarm area, which will eliminate the need to attach “This design significantly decreased the and developmentthe axillary or underarm protector to the current vest’s profile and should increase mobility. that began with adeltoid axillary protector set. The deltoid protector We believe mobility equals survivability.” body armor industry day incan still be attached at the commander’s discretion. Fulmore said. the spring of 2006. Seventeen vendors came forwardThe vest’s integrated throat protector provides the Other features include: with designs for improved body armor, and six weresame protection as the current attachable version, • The addition of a long variant to sizes medium selected to provide prototypes for a user evaluationbut it’s designed to be more comfortable. The now through extra large. This extends the size range conducted in January and February this year. Theintegrated side plate carriers decrease the vest’s from eight to 11 and should result in a near- vest was then tested by Soldiers at Fort Lewis, Wash.
    • 14 April 6, 2007 The Morning Calm Weekly April 6-12 The Messengers Because I Said So Alpha Dog Reign Over Me Because I Said So Primeval Letters From Iwo Jima (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. Epic Movie Shooter Shooter The Messengers No Show No Show No Show (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Reign Over Me The Departed Reign Over Me The Queen The Messengers Because I Said So Because I Said So (R) 12 a.m. (R) 12 a.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. Blood & Chocolate Reign Over Me Because I Said So The Messengers Reign Over Me Letters From Iwo Jima The Messengers (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. 300 Letters From Iwo Jima 300 No Show No Show No Show Blood & Chocolate (R) 9:30 p.m. (R) 10 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. Epic Movie — In the spirit of “Scary Letters From Iwo Jima — The Because I Said So — Daphne Wild Hogs — A group of middle-aged The Messengers — A family Movie” and “Date Movie, a parody story of the battle of Iwo Jima Wilder is a mother whose love knows friends decide to rev up their routine moves into a run-down sunflower that spoofs recent mega- between the United States and no bounds or boundaries. As a single suburban lives with a freewheeling farm. As the farm begins to revive blockbusters. The comedy centers Japan during World War II, as told parent, she has raised three fantastic motorcycle trip. Taking a long after years of disrepair, the family itself around four orphans who visit from the perspective of two girls—klutzy, adorable Milly, stable dreamed-of breather from their begins to notice uncomfortable and a chocolate factory and are good friends serving in the psychologist Maggie and sexy and stressful jobs and family alarming changes in their father’s transported to the wonderful land Japanese forces, who watch irreverent Mae—to become the kind responsibilities, they can’t wait to feel behavior. Rated PG-13 (mature of Gnarnia, after stumbling upon an helplessly throughout various of women any mom would die to the freedom of the open road. When thematic material, disturbing violence.enchanted wardrobe. There they battles as their comrades have. The only problem is they’re this mis-matched foursome – who and terror) 87 min battle pirates, encounter earnest are killed. Rated R (graphic war about to strangle her. In order to have grown far more used to the wizards and attempt to defeat violence) 141 min prevent her youngest, Milly, from couch than the saddle – set out for Gnarnia’s dastardly White Bitch. making the same romantic mistakes this once-in-a-lifetime experience, Rated PG-13 (crude/sexual humor, she did, Daphne decides to set her they encounter a world that holds far language, comic violence) 86 min up with the perfect man. The one thing more than they ever bargained for. Daphne decides not to tell Milly, Rated PG-13 (crude and sexual however, is that she placed an ad in content, and some violence) 96 min the online personals to find him. Rated PG-13 (sexual content, mature thematic material, nudity) 101 min Wild Hogs No Show Dreamgirls The Queen No Show No Show No Show (PG13) 6:45 p.m. (PG13) 6:45 p.m. (PG13) 6:45 p.m. Wild Hogs Wild Hogs Wild Hogs Epic Movie The Number 23 The Number 23 Children Of Men (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Letters From Iwo Jima The Messengers Because I Said So Because I Said So Letters From Iwo Jima No Show Epic Movie (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Letters From Iwo Jima The Messengers Because I Said So The Messengers No Show Alpha Dog Letters From Iwo Jima (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Meet The Robinsons Meet The Robinsons Epic Movie Letters From Iwo Jima Letters From Iwo Jima Because I Said So Because I Said So (G) 8:45 p.m. (G) 8 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Catch And Release Meet The Robinsons The Messengers The Messengers The Messengers Dreamgirls Dreamgirls (PG) 6:30 p.m. (G) 8 p.m. (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. Code Name: The Cleaner Code Name: The Cleaner Every One’s Hero Every One’s Hero Unaccompanied Minors Unaccompanied Minors Dreamgirls (PG13) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m.
    • The Morning Calm Weekly April 6, 2007 15Samson’s Riddle—”Are we strong enough?”Chaplain (Capt.) Park, Se Woo After taking the honey, Samson found the meaning498th CSSB, Camp Carroll The answers to this are the lion and honey. of life: if he defeats sin, or the power of Satan, by Without the experience, it is impossible to know the If we are strong and have great power, we can purifying himself and receive the power of God, he answer. But they got the answer by threateningbenefit more people such as the poor. can earn the “honey” God has provided. Samson’ wife. We can contribute towards world peace so that If Samson loses the “game,” he is destined to We, the US soldiers and the US nation, are theour descendants can live well. become the slave of the Gentiles. strongest in the world. Samson is one with great power during the time In the East, there was a great man, Job. After No one denies this fact; but I have a question:when the Palestinians ruled over the Hebrews. fighting against Satan’s temptations and wining, Job are we getting stronger or weaker? The Palestinians believed that the lion was the received double the amount of “honey” of what he I can change this question: are we still trusting instrongest animal, but Samson was able to defeat it. had before. God and praying to Him like our forefathers? If theGod gave him this power. God is the Strong One. After fighting death and overcoming it, Jesus of answer is ‘yes’ we are receiving the blessings of When Samson lived a holy life as a Nazarite, Nazareth took the “honey,” the “new life” or the God.Samson prayed to God and was provided with His resurrection, and gave it to His people, us. As history has shown, the position of powerpowers to defeat the lion. Later, Samson took honey During his wedding, Samson told a riddle with his constantly changes; but, if we hold on to God tofrom the carcass of the lion. experience to thirty Palestinians: “defeat the lion” and receive the “honey,” we can This story tells of how Samson would save the “Out of the eater, something to eat; stand strong.Hebrews from the Palestinians. Out of the strong, something sweet.” Hold steadfast to God and be blessed by his glory. Worship Area IV W orship Services Protestant Collective 11:30 a.m. Camp Carroll Collective Friday 7 p.m. Camp Walker 5 p.m. Camp Walker Sunday 10 a.m. Camp Carroll Camp Carroll For information on Bible study groups and other religious services and Korean activities, contact the nearest installation chaplain’s office. 10:30 a.m. Camp Walker Camp Henry Tuesday 7 p.m. Camp Carroll 12:45 a.m. Camp Walker Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Camp Walker Area IV Chaplains 1 p.m. Camp Carroll Thursday 11 a.m. Camp Hialeah Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Joseph F. Hannon Catholic -- 768-5455 Church of Christ Sunday 5 p.m. Camp Walker Mass Chaplain (Capt.) Byong Min Sunday 9 a.m. Camp Walker -- 765-8991
    • April 6, 200716 The Morning Calm WeeklyArea III TMCW associate editor shares life experience throughphotos while honoring tour of duty assignment on peninsulaBy Furman Neil NeeleyArea III Public Affairs I’ve been an Army civilian for the past 25years and my job has taken me all over the world.I will soon bring my two-year tour of Korea to aclose and return to an assignment in the states. I’m leaving Korea with mixed feelings. I won’tmiss the traffic or the KimChee, but I will missthe wonderful Korean people. They are amongthe warmest and friendliest that I’ve foundanywhere in the world. As I leave I’d like to share with you, theTMCW readers some of my visual impressions ofthis fantastic country. I hope you’ll go out and make your own photosof Korea. Your tour here is paid for by themilitary. Korea is full of eye dazzling sites. If youhaven’t gotten out and explored the countryside,you are truly missing a golden opportunity. Don’t be one of those barracks rats who’veonly been to the Ville outside the main gate. Check with your area MWR or USO forinformation and guidance on exploring Korea.Most major cities have tourist information officesstaffed by a friendly, knowledgeable Englishspeaking staff. There you can get free maps andtips on sightseeing. I’ll leave you with these parting words in PHOTOS BY FURMAN NEIL NEELEYKorean: Anneong hi geseyo – Hangunul bibnida A Korean child checks out the colorful balloons at a festival held in Anjung-Ri near USAG(goodbye and good luck). Humphrey’s November 2006.(Above) A Soldier looks at paintings inthe Gyeonggi Provincial Museum inGyeongg province. (Right) Colorfulmarkets are everywhere. A vegetablevender returns a customer’s change atthe Arcade Market in downtownPyongtaek near USAG Humphrey’s.Editors note. This page was designed byAndre Butler, Editor TMCW.Neeley is the Area III CommandInformation Officer and AssociateEditor of The Morning Calm Weekly’s (Above) As a collecter of lion headCentral Region pages. Prior to his Army artifacts from all over the world, I took thisCivilian career he was a staffer for photo of a lion head at a gate leading to aUnited Press International in San Diego home located in Songtan near the mainand Brussels. gate of Osan Air Base.
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    • 18 April 6, 2007 MWR The Morning Calm Weekly Calling all Artists Half and Full Marathon Looking For Work MWR is clearing the walls in The 2007 Eighth Army Half and Full Family Child Care provides work and anticipation of the submissions for Marathon is scheduled to take place life options for individuals residing on- the 2007 Arts and Crafts Contest. April 28 at Camp Casey’s Hanson Field post looking to earn an income while The contest is open to all members House. Awards will be presented to the staying home. Individuals living in on- of the military community. Winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each post quarters are authorized to care for pieces will move on to compete in the Men’s and Women’s categories. up to six children (including their All-Army where cash prizes are Registration runs from 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. own). The FCC program offers free awarded. Six categories will offer an The race will kick off at 8 a.m., following training, monetary subsidies, a lending array of possibilities for creative a course briefing. Course maps are closet and technical and morale people. They include Ceramics, available in advance from the Camp support. For more information on how Wood, Fibers and textiles, Glass, Casey Sports Office which may be to become a Family Child Care provider, CYS Transition Workshop Offered Metals and jewelry, Drawings, Prints, reached at DSN 730-2322. For more please contact the local ACS office or Transitioning children from one school Water base painting, Oil base information, contact the local MWR call DSN 725-3205. to another during PCS moves is painting, Mixed media – 2D, and Sports Office or the Korea Region difficult. The School Liaison and Mixed media – 3D. Amateur artists Sports Director at DSN 725-5064. School Transition Office are there to are encouraged to enter in the help with Transition Workshops.The “Novice” group while the Transition Workshops assist military “Advanced” competition will be for families with school transition issues. those who have taken formal art They help identify barriers to the training All MWR patrons, including academic success of Army family active duty service members, family members (primary and secondary members, and DoD civilians who are education), develop solutions, authorized to use US Army recreation promote parent involvement by Army facilities are eligible to enter. Each parents of school age children in their artist may enter up to five pieces per student’s education, and development. category. The deadline to enter is For more information on the School April 18. For more information, Liaison Program, contact the local CYS contact the local Arts and Crafts office. Center or DSN 725-6070. Morale, Welfare and Recreation Jeep Liberty Giveaway COURTSEY PHOTO Take a chance on being this year’s winnerRakendra Moore “phrase of the month” to any participating facility’s cashier. Or, you canIMCOM Public Affairs participate in MWR events and activities to receive an official entry form. Liberty is a privilege and a freedom. It is something that is fought for, Monthly MWR magazines will contain the phrase of the month and additionaldefended for and dreamed of. However, Morale Welfare and Recreation information on qualifying events may be available through your local MWRand Miller Brewing Company will be giving it away, for free, this coming marketing office.Independence Day. An active duty or reserve component military member in To add to the hope of this “freedom” ride, there will be prizes worth moreKorea will win the grand prize - a brand-new 2007 Jeep Liberty - in the than $50 given away each week in all four areas. (one per area). Qualifying“Liberty Giveaway.” All USFK ID card holder entrants will be eligible for the weekly winners will advance to the grand prize while all entry forms will2nd place prize draw - a Samsung touch-screen digital camera valued at compete for the digital camera.$450. The grand prize and 2nd place prize will be selected at the Yongsan The “Liberty Giveaway” contest will run April 2 - June 23 at Army MWRIndependence Day celebration from entry forms obtained during the clubs, restaurants and bowling facilities throughout Korea.promotional period. Check with your local MWR for participating venues. There are several ways to win this ride of Liberty or host of other prizes. All are encouraged to participate, for further information please contactSimply purchase any food or beverage from any participating site, say the your local MWR or call DSN 723-3730.
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    • April 6, 2007 Page 21ROK 36th ID, Wonju Enclaveshare anti-terrorism exerciseBy Furman Neil Neeley place until the incidentArea III PAO could be fully WONJU ENCLAVE – U.S. Soldiers and investigated by lawcivilians here joined their counterparts in the 36th enforcement elements.Infantry Division, Republic of Korea Army, the According toWonju Fire Department and Korean National Edmond Teague, ForcePolice in a Combined Antiterrorism Exercise on Protection Coordinator,March 30. U.S. Army Garrison The purpose of the exercise was to test the Humphreys, theability of U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys to exercise came aboutintegrate host nation elements into the incident because Col. Michaelresponse portion of the Antiterror plan while J. Taliento Jr., theminimizing the impact of the exercise on Wonju USAG HumphreysBase Cluster tenant units. commander, and the Another goal of the exercise was to validate commanding general of F N N URMAN EIL EELEYinteroperability, command and control and the the ROKA 36th A mock casualty lies just inside of Camp Long’s main gate.Host Nation Memorandum of Agreement. Infantry Division The scenario called for a terrorist bomb to discussed assessing the U.S. forces ability to “The host nation and U.S. cooperation andexplode at the main control access point at Camp integrate host nation elements into the incident participation went extremely well. One of ourLong. The explosion and resulting fire destroyed response portion of their anti-terrorism plan. observer-controllers on the ground evaluated thethe main gate and caused eight casualties—five “Our criterion for exercise success was how ROKA response as flawless. It was a very wellfatalities and three wounded. well we integrated those elements,” Teague said. integrated response.” According to Teague, Emergency elements from the 36th Infantry “We wanted homogenous mission planning and ultimately, both elements had a betterDivision ROKA, Wonju Enclave and Wonju City establishment of mutual manual control and understanding of how the interaction betweenresponded to the scene. Firefighters quickly communications and computer links. Also, we elements worked and how best to respond to aextinguished the fire and evacuated the wounded wanted to provide situational awareness from the disaster and work together. “The exercise alsoto Wonju Christian Hospital. ground to both element commanders. increased our ability to perform force protection But, because the area was immediately “The exercise was extremely successful in all issues on the garrison utilizing host nation assetsdeclared as a crime scene, the dead were left in of those areas,” Teague added. and our own forces,” Teague concluded.Managing the Risk, Accomplishing the MissionBravo 1-43 implements risk management during Mission Rehearsal ExerciseBy Capt. Andrew Futscher kilometers from the unit’s home “The roads are fraught with safety briefs that included riskBravo Battery, 1-43 AMD Battalion base at Suwon Air Base. The dangerous conditions such as assessments, sand tables and SEOSAN AIR BASE – During a movement brings unique challenges unpredictable drivers, narrow roads, operations orders.battalion Mission Rehearsal Exercise said Battalion Motor Sergeant, numerous pedestrians and long The unit also used a number ofPatriot unit Soldiers spend countless Master Sgt. Tyrone Thomas. distances coupled with the procedural controls during thehours determining unique and creative requirement that all convoys in the movement to Seosan. Drivers andways to mitigate training risks in order ROK move during hours of vehicle commanders wore roadto protect personnel and equipment darkness,” Thomas said. guard vests for the duration of thefrom harm. Weeks before the movement convoy and during the emplacement Bravo Battery and other elements battalion leaders conducted a of the Patriot system.of 1st Battalion 43rd Air and Missile thorough risk assessment and This control measure’s intent wasDefense Battalion recently completed identified specific hazards inherent two fold.a ten-day MRE in which the readiness to driving in Korea. “First and foremost, it wasof the units was ramped up with a Once they identified the hazards intended to reduce the chance of an“Road to War” scenario which led to leaders developed and implemented accident due to limited visibility inthe units being alerted, recalled and controls to combat them. To mitigate motor pool areas as well as at thethen evaluated on numerous tasks that the Soldiers’ unfamiliarity with the field site,” said 1st Lt. Paultested the units’ ability to conduct their route leaders conducted an advance Mendoza.wartime missions. reconnaissance, prepared detailed Mendoza added that the vests “Bravo Battery’s mission was strip maps and distributed them to provided an extra measure of safetystraightforward,” said 1st Lt. Laura all vehicles. They also developed in case of an accident en route.Ferraro. “Upload and deploy to rest plans and a designated rest stop The unit also placed radiosSeosan Air Base (ROK) to set up CAPT. ANDREW FUTSCHER to combat risks due to fatigue. throughout the convoy to provideAMD operations.” Bravo 1-43 Soldiers conduct preventive Prior to movement, serial positive command and control and Seosan Air Base is over 150 maintenance check on a truck. commanders gave comprehensive safety.
    • 22 April 6, 2007 Area III The Morning Calm Weekly TAX ASSISTANCE CENTER NOW HAES choral concer t wows ‘em OPENOffering tax assistance, taxpreparation, and free e-filing. TheTax Center is located at CampHumphreys Bldg. S-262, co-locatedwith the Red Cross. Hours are Mon.,Tue., Wed. and Fri. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.,Thur., by Appointment Only, andSat., 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Call 753-3905 foran appointment and to ensure thatyou are bringing the requireddocumentation, including W-2s. Amobile tax center will makeWednesday visits to Camps Longand Eagle, appointments required. BUNGEE JUMPINGAt Cheongpung Land begins April21 - monthly thereafter. Check CACfor exact dates. Cost is $60 perperson. Sign up at the CAC or call753-8825. Transportation and lunchwill be provided. YOGA CLASSES Tues. and Thurs. 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.aerobics and cardio classes are alsoavailable Mon. - Thurs. from 4:30 to5:30 p.m. Classes meet in the aerobics NANCY TURNERroom at the CAC. Classes for all skill The HAES Honor Choir presented a Spring Show for the school March 30 at an afternoon assembly.levels. Info call 753-8807. By Nancy Turner The concert was presented twice; shirts of pink, green, yellow and FREE CULTURAL HAES Information Specialist once during the afternoon assemblies orange. They sang spring songs, TOUR USAG HUMPHREYS – The for the whole school and again for an including a baseball song in which30 U.S. Soldiers and 30 KATUSAs Honor Choir, directed by HAES evening performance for parents. the choir members pretended toare invited on a free tour of the Hite music teacher Angela Shoff, The show was entitled “MusicBrewery and hike up Yonmun play baseball. presented a Spring Show for the Rocks!” Performers sang as well as Following a piano solo, 6thMountain, Friday, May 11. Free beertasting for those of legal drinking school and their parents March 30. danced and a patriotic tribute was grader Soo Lim, choir membersage. Sign up soon, this one will fill The choir has been practicing included at the end of the show. returned dressed in red, white andup fast. Contact Peter Yu or Ms. diligently since January in The show began with Honor Choir blue and carrying American flags,Chong at Public Affairs, 754-7652. preparation for the performance. members dressed in spring colored and sang a medley of patriot songs. Expanded Service HoursThe following places will haveextended service hours on a trialbasis. Depending on usage, SARC MEMORIALfacilities will either stay extended Area III PAOor revert to previous operating Several dozen Soldiers joined UShours. Army Garrison Humphreys Community Activity Center commander Col. Michael J. Open to midnight Fri/Sat Taliento Jr., and USAG Humphreys Bowling Alley Sexual Assault Response Open to 2 a.m. hrs Fri/Sat Coordinator Jocelynn Reyes- Shuttle Bus Lashier in the unveiling of two Runs to 3 a.m. Fri/Sat Gym silhouettes representing sexual Open to 2 a.m. Fri/Sat assault victims on Monday. Food Court The silhouettes are in the shape Open to 10 pm. Fri/Sat of a uniformed Soldier and AAFES Movie represent the 25 victims of sexual Late Night showing midnight assault at Camp Humphreys in the Fri/Sat last year. Legal The ceremony also featured Open Weds to 8 p.m. the signing of a letter and petition Housing to “Stand up against Sexual Open Weds to 8 p.m. Assault” by Taliento, Reyes- Finance Lashier and all of those present. Open Weds to 8 p.m. The event was the first of Pharmacy several in April aimed at Open Thurs 1- 4 p.m. increasing awareness and PVT. IM SUK-CHUN Vehicle Fuel Point providing education about how to Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr. and USAG Humphreys Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Open till 4 p.m. Sat combat sexual assault. Jocelynn Reyes-Lashier unveil one of two silhouettes representing sexual assault victims.
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area III April 6, 2007 23 CAC Pool opens – finally! conditions of pH level, temperature, bromine level to give the best service to our community members. Not only are we keeping the pool clean, but we’re also paying attention to the safety of swimmers through trained life guards.” U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander Col. Michael J. Taliento and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Kim attended opening day. They complimented Pak and the life guards who made a great effort to open the pool on time. Taliento awarded the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service to Pak. Then he shook hands and passed out his special coin to the five life guards. “Thank you for outstanding commitment to serving the USAG Humphreys military community and Area III,” said Taliento. “Your hard work and dedication to ensure PVT. IM SUC-CHUN the indoor pool is ready for use will help to (L to R) lifeguards Kim Hun-chu, Chang Hyon, Kim Mi-hyon, Hong Won-ki, Yu Yong-chun and (foreground) Kang Hui-taek. improve the quality of life for all Soldiers, By No Hyon-chu people who have waited for a while. DPW helped us civilians, contractors and families in our Area III Public Affairs to repair circulation pipes, main drain and old tiles.” community,” he added. The indoor swimming USAG HUMPHREYS—The USAG said Pak, Sang Hyon, Area III MWR aquatic director. pool was then opened for business. The pool Humphreys Indoor Swimming Pool at the He added they will operate similar programs as is open Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Community Activity Center reopened on they had before including swim lessons, life guard During the week the pool is closed for March 31 after being closed since August 2006 classes, Boy Scouts summer camp, 8th Army Swim maintenance from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. It is for repairs. Meet, biathlon and triathlon. open on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to “We are pleased to reopen the pool for the “Also, we are trying to maintain in perfect 7 p.m. Women’s History Month honors Humphreys Garrison Soldiers By Bob McElroy went to Pfc. September Taylor of A Area III PAO Company 3rd Military Intelligence USAG HUMPHREYS—More Battalion. The First place winner was than 100 Soldiers, civilians and Sgt. 1st Class Katherine E. Lawson- family members gathered at the Hurt of 2nd Combat Aviation Community Activity Center on Brigade. March 29 to celebrate Women’s Lawson-Hurt was recognized for History Month and to honor her superior skills as a Soldier, several Soldiers for their noncommissioned officer and her achievements. gifts as a person. She is a member The program opened with of both the Sergeant Morales Club Britney Carter reading Maya and the Sergeant Audie Murphy Angelou’s poem “Phenomenal Club. Woman.” Zhane Wray, Makena Of particular note is that she Huber and Kayci Mains followed helped to found the Area III Chapter with a graceful ballet under the of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club BOB MCELROY direction of Lisa Hays. and is its current president. She also Sgt 1st Class Katherine Lawson-Hurt 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade and Sgt 1st Class Three Humphreys Garrison volunteers as an assistant baseball Renee Wray embrace after Lawson-Hurt was named the first place winner of Women Soldiers were honored for their coach for youth sports, supports the Moving History Forward award. achievements on and off duty Child Development Center and acts with the Generations of Women as a mentor to her Soldiers. Foster recently served as the Branch in 1983, according to Moving History Forward award. The guest speaker for the event command sergeant major for 2nd Susan Morris, who introduced Staff Sgt. Takia Allen of D was Command Sgt. Maj. Dianne M. CAB. her. Foster was one of the first Company 58th Aviation Battalion Foster, the command sergeant major Foster was a pioneer of sorts female Soldiers to work as a won third place; second place of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. when she served in the new Aviation Cobra Helicopter Mechanic.
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    • April 6, 2007 Page 25U.S. Army Garrison – Daegu unfurls its colorsRedesignationceremony marksend of Area IVSupport ActivityBy Kevin JacksonArea IV Public Affairs CAMP HENRY – The unitresponsible for managing installations inArea IV changed its colors March 28with the redesignation of the Area IVSupport Activity as United States ArmyGarrison – Daegu during a ceremony infront of its headquarters here. The redesignation of USAG – Daegucoincides with the deactivation of theInstallation Management Agency andsubsequent activation of the InstallationManagement Command on Oct. 24,2006. USAG – Daegu, an IMCOM –Korea Region unit, is the third of the fourmajor garrisons in the Republic of Koreato be redesignated. The Area IV Support Activity was PHOTOS BY GALEN PUTNAMactivated on Oct. 16, 2003. It inheritedthe base operations mission from a 19th Command Sgt. Maj. Patricia A. Keit, United States Army Garrison – Daegu command sergeant major, unfurls the new scarlet and yellow colors ofTheater Support Command unit – the the Installation Management Command and USAG – Daegu, as Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr., USAG – Daegu commander, holds the staff during20th Area Support Group, which had a the ceremony marking the redesignation of the Area IV Support Activity as USAG – Daegu March 28 at Camp Henry.two-fold mission including combat service Activities Center and Bodine Dentalsupport in the lower third of the Republic Clinic on Camp Walker, construction ofof Korea. The 20th ASG assumed the a new Teen Center in the Youthbase operations mission for Area IV with Services Center, the construction ofits reactivation on Aug. 16, 1985. elevators in each of the 10 Mountain As Command Sgt. Maj. Patricia A. View Village apartment buildings onKeit furled the Area IV Support Activity Camp George, expansion of the Campcolors and unfurled the new scarlet and Walker Post Exchange and opening ofyellow colors of IMCOM and USAG – the Camp Carroll Army Lodge.Daegu, a new chapter began in base He also pointed to the first placeoperations throughout Area IV. Department of the Army Community “Our heritage as the Area IV Support Relations Excellence Award received inActivity was short, but we have March 2005 and the first runner-upaccomplished much in the past three award in the Fiscal Year 2006 Secretaryand-a-half years,” said Col. John E. of the Army Environmental Awards inDumoulin, Jr., U.S. Army Garrison – the Overseas Installation EnvironmentalDaegu commander. “I have no doubt that Quality category.those accomplishments have touched Prior to the redesignation ceremonyevery member of the community in one and as the last act of the Area IV Supportway or another. Activity, Brig. Gen. Al Aycock, IMCOM “Specifically, we continued to improve – Korea Region director, presented the Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr., USAG – Daegu commander, addresses the crowd during theour infrastructure at all of our installations environmental award to the youngest ceremony marking the redesignation of the Area IV Support Activity as USAG – Daegu March include Camps Henry, Walker, George, member of the Directorate of PublicCarroll, the Pusan Storage Facility, Pier Works’ Environmental Division team, one of the best,” the director said. family care, food management,8 and other outlying stations we support. Choe Kyong-ae. USAG – Daegu is responsible for environmental programs, well-being,We became even better stewards of the The director presented each of the managing base operations on six U.S. logistics, public works and more on theland and we sought to strengthen seven environmental staff members with Army installations and 11 sites in Area installations. USAG – Daegu supportsrelations with our Korean friends and an IMCOM - Korea Certificate of IV, which stretches from south of 42 separate units and agencies withneighbors from the host nation. For this, Appreciation. Daejeon to Busan, and provides support about 10,000 U.S. military, KATUSAwe are very proud.” “I want everybody to get used to to the U.S. Navy at Fleet Activities Soldiers, American and Korean civilian The commander hailed numerous getting these kinds of awards. … This Chinhae in Jinhae and the U.S. Marine employees, contractors and Americanaccomplishments including top to team has benchmarked themselves Corps at Camp Mujuk in Pohang. family members who work and/or livebottom renovations of the Community against the best and has been designated It is responsible for construction, on Area IV installations.
    • 26 April 6, 2007 Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly USA Girl Scouts The USA Girl Scouts are seeking individuals to fill Girl Scouts officer positions for the 2007-2008 Girl Scout year. Junior and senior troop leaders are also needed. For information or to sign up, contact Sheila Peavy at (053) 476-9178 or Trial Defense Services Relocation The Trial Defense Services has relocated to Bldg. #S-303 on Camp Walker across the street from Bodine Dental Clinic. The new phone number is 764-3473. For information, contact Capt. Patrick Davis at 768-8707 or Intramural Softball The Daegu Area Intramural Softball league will be May 8 – June 22 at Kelly Field. The pre-season tournament is from May 1 – 4. The entry deadline is April 25. A coaches meeting will be noon April 27. For information, call Neel Fleisher at 764-4800. Free Trip To Japan USFK will conduct Courageous Channel 07-1, a Non-Combatant PHOTOS BY PVT. DANA PUGH Evacuation Operations Exercise May A Soldier drives an M2A2 Bradley Fighting vehicle onto a rail car as a civilian employee guides him during the APS-4 draw March 27 at Camp Carroll. 17 – 20. The exercise requires volunteers who will be relocated to Japan for one day at the expense of the government. Requests must be APS-4 draw: From warehouse to warhorse submitted by April 10. For information 19th ESC Public Affairs or to register, contact Edward Little CAMP CARROLL – Getting at 768-8995 or thousands of Soldiers to the battlefield is one thing – manifest them onto Volunteer Banquet planes and off they go. Transporting The Annual USAG – Daegu Volunteer Banquet will be 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. their equipment and vehicles, April 20 at the Evergreen Community however, is another thing altogether, Club on Camp Walker. Tickets are particularly if Soldiers on the ground available at Army Community Service must wait for the “slow boat” to on Camp Henry. For information, call deliver their vehicles and equipment. Bonnie McCarthy at 768-8126. Thankfully, they don’t always have to wait. Red Cross Classes When units arrive in theater, all The American Red Cross will conduct they have to do is draw Army a life guarding, first aid and CPR-PR Prepositioned Stock – 4 brigade sets, with Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) class at the Camp Walker and consisting of heavy equipment, such Camp Carroll pools Monday – April as tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles 13. There will be swim tests at noon – and more, rather than bring it with 7 p.m. Sunday. Registration deadline them. Members of Task Force Blackhorse, consisting of Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored is Sunday. For information, call Jimmy The responsibility of readying and Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif., and Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Finch at 768-7642. issuing the APS-4 equipment falls to Okla., inventory equipment as part of the APS-4 draw March 27 at Camp Carroll. the Army Field Support Battalion – Easter Sunrise Service Northeast Asia, giving deployed units Col. Karl Bopp AFS-Bn. NEA about 81 pieces of equipment in There will be an Easter Sunrise Service the ability to rapidly deploy to the commander. preparation for live fire ranges at for the Area IV community 7 a.m. fight without delay. Bopp pointed out that the Soldiers Camp Casey. Sunday at the Evergreen Community Club on Camp Walker. The guest Members of Task Force arriving here, going through the “We’re really excited that the speaker will be Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Blackhorse, consisting of Soldiers maintenance checks, testing the Soldiers absolutely feel the Michael Charles, 19th Sustainment from 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored vehicles, and evaluating them is the equipment is combat ready. My folks Command (Expeditionary). A free Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, Calif., defining point of the draw. have had a great training event here breakfast will follow the service. For and Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 5th Task force Soldiers and leaders and we’ll do whatever it takes to information, call Chaplain (Maj.) Lee Field Artillery, Fort Sill, Okla., had were pleased with the draw. support these Soldiers,” Bopp said. Yo-sup at 768-8776. the opportunity to test out the system “The process has been very easy Brig. Gen. Raymond Mason, 19th March 27 as part of the 2007 and the equipment is in great shape,” Sustainment Command Pool Closures Reception, Staging, Onward said Lt. Col. Chuck Hensley, 11th (Expeditionary), commanding general, The Camp Walker indoor swimming pool Movement, and Integration exercise. ARC. “The civilian workforce has watched part of the draw. “APS-4 is will be closed 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sunday – April 13 and 3 – 6 p.m. Saturday, April “My battalion works very hard in been incredible and so easy to work a key part of logistics and the purpose 21 and April 28. For information, call Dan maintaining this equipment in a ‘go to with.” is to demonstrate our capabilities to Morehouse at 764-3873. war, fight tonight’ status,” said Lt. Task Force Blackhorse drew defend this great alliance,” he said.
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV April 6, 2007 27 NEWS & NOTES Longtime employee Gerald Keener dies Easter Egg Hunt Area IV Public Affairs operations Division, Supply and Services Division, The Taegu Commissary will hold an CAMP HENRY – Longtime U.S. management. and the Property Control Branch. At Easter Egg Hunt 1 p.m., Sunday, on Army Garrison – Daegu employee Keener the time of his death, he provided the Commissary’s side lawn. There Gerald D. Keener died March 30 at joined the logistical support to six installations and will be 480 candy or toy-filled plastic Dongsan Hospital in Daegu after Army Dec. 11 sites, 42 tenant units and agencies, eggs up for grabs. Random eggs suffering complications stemming from 15, 1958 and and more than 10,000 service members, will contain $25.00 Commissary cancer. retired as a civilian employees, contractors and Shopping Sprees (four), free Easter A memorial service was held m a s t e r family members throughout Area IV. basket certificates (10) and sergeant June He managed an annual budget in Thursday at Soldier Memorial Chapel inflatable bunnies (nine). For on Camp Walker to celebrate his 6, 1984 after excess of $8 million and oversaw the information, call Charles Phillips at 764-5927 or 010-6708-3373. lifetime of contributions to the U.S. more than 25 Keener operations of three transportation motor Army, both as a Soldier and civilian years of pools comprised of more than 600 Summer Hire employee. service. His active duty awards and vehicles. He also ensured there was Program Keener, the USAG – Daegu decorations include the Bronze Star no loss of property or degradation in The application period for the 2007 director of logistics, started his civil Medal, Army Commendation Medal, services during the closure of Camp Summer Hire Program for high service career Jan. 7, 1985 as a Vietnam Service Medal (with Bronze Hialeah in 2006. Also, under his school and college students is open transportation operations officer with Service Star), the Republic of Vietnam leadership, the Directorate of Logistics through April 19. Applications must the 20th Area Support Group, Campaign Medal, the Vietnamese provided world class life support to be turned in to the Area IV Civilian Cross of Gallantry (with Palm), the thousands of Soldiers, sailors, airmen headquartered at Camp Henry. Personnel Advisory Center, Bldg. Area IV Support Activity, which Good Conduct Medal (silver, with three and Marines each year during 1805 on Camp Henry. For information, call Sue Finch at 768- subsequently became USAG – Daegu, loops), and the National Defense Reception, Staging, Onward movement 7542 or go to: http://cpoc- assumed the base operations mission Service Medal. and integration, as well as, Ulchi Focus of the 20th ASG upon its activation His civil service awards include Lens Exercises. summer_hires.htm. Oct. 16, 2003. two Commander ’s Awards for In addition, Keener recently saved Keener spent his entire civil service Civilian Service, the Achievement the command $180,000 by acquiring TAS PTO Book Fair career in Daegu other than a brief stint Award for Civilian Service, a excess Life Support Area equipment The Taegu American School at Camp Zama, Japan from Dec. 1986 Sustained Superior Performance from the U.S. Air Force. Parent Teacher Organization will to April, 1987. He became the deputy Award, four Special Act or Service Keener, 65, was born July 21, 1941 conduct a Book Fair 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Awards, and numerous other and hailed from Rosemount, W. Va. He support operations officer for the 20th April 20 and 23 – 26 at the TAS ASG July 16, 2000. He became the performance and impact awards. is survived by his wife Ok S., and sons library. For information, contact Robert Chartier at 768-8730 or Area IV Support Activity director of As director of logistics, Keener Bryant and Edward. logistics when the organization was ensured effective and efficient Funeral and internment activated Oct. 16, 2003. He spent his operations of the directorate that arrangements were pending as of entire civil service career in base includes the Installation Transportation press time.
    • 28 April 6, 2007 Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly NEWS & NOTES Blossoms & Battle Rattle Family Child CareFamily Child Care Providers are nowbeing sought in Area IV. Free trainingand support is provided throughChild and Youth Services (CYS).Applicants should be 18 years old orolder, reside on-post and have a highschool diploma or G.E.D. In addition,potential providers must haveexperience with children, passbackground and health checks andspeak English well. For information,call Maryvel Jones at 768-7707. Emergency Leave Phone NumberThe Area IV Military PersonnelDivision at Camp Henry has a newemergency leave phone number. Thenew number is 010-6696-8366. Forinformation, call Robert Bridgewaterat 768-8498. NSPS Town Hall Meetings SlatedTown hall meetings highlighting theNational Security Personnel Systemtransition will be held April 20 at theCamp Henry Theater. The first sessionis 10 – 11:30 a.m. and the secondsession is 1 – 2:30 p.m. The meetingsare open to the public including GALEN PUTNAMmilitary supervisors and familymembers. For information, call Audwin Soldiers make their way beneath a canopy of cherry blossoms March 30 on their way from the Camp Walker Life Support Area to CommandLindsay at 768-6638 or Kimberly Post Oscar prior to the completion of the annual Reception, Staging Onward Movement and Integration exercise. The cherry trees blossomAlford at 768-7947. for only a short period each year providing a colorful contrast to the surrounding environment and equipment-laden Soldiers.
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    • 30 April 6, 2007 Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily Week The Phrase of the Week : “Do you like swimming?” Suyong joahashimnikka? swimming do you like Vocabulary Arbor Day ‘Shigmogil’ Buddha’s Birthday ‘Soktanil’ Children’s Day ‘O rini nal’ Week Situation of the Week : Swimming I like swimming. Suyong Joahamnida. Where do you go to swim? Suyongharo odiro kashimnikka? Is it a public swimming pool? This story is Gogi gongong suyongjang imnikka? about: How much is the charge? Yogumun olmaimnikka? Yongsan Myot shibuto myot shikkaji hamnikka? What are the hours of the swimming pool? firefighters Kunchoe suyongjangi issumnikka? Is there a swimming pool nearby? practice Korean Expression of the Week Week Wisdom and humility go fire drill Byonun igulsurok hand in hand gogerul sukinda Try to be honest but don’t overdo it
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