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Published by the U.S. Army’s Installation Management Command.

This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of U.S. Army Garrisons in Korea. Circulation: 9,500

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  • Volume 5, Issue 41 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA August 3, 2007USAG-Red Cloud Yongsan hosts USAG-Daegu celebrates 57th Army Community takes historical Korean Service Service’s 42nd Staff RideCorps anniversary birthday party to Incheon Page 5 Page 11 Page 28 Force Modernization Road Show visits U.S. installations in Korea CPL. NAM, JIN YOUNG See page 4 for story and complete Road Show schedule ABOVE: Sgt. Jo, Joon Hee, 8th U.S. Army, looks through the telescopic scope mounted on the XM110 Semiautomatic Sniper System, the Armys next generation of sniper rifle, at the PEO Soldier exhibition held at the Post Exchange on Yongsan, July 30-31. LEFT: Sgt. Marsilee Burrus, 8th U.S. Army Civil Military Operations, is given a demonstration of a new model grenade launcher by a Program Executive Office Soldier representative July 30 at Yongsan Garrison. PEO was in Yongsan displaying new equipment, next generation weapons and enhanced warfighting uniforms that will be issued to Soldiers in 2008. The POE Road Show continues in August with demonstrations at Camps Humphreys, Carroll and Walker. See page 4 for story and a complete show shedule. PFC. DAVID ALVARADO
  • 2 August 3, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil The Morning Calm Weekly Bell Sends # 33-07 The Morning Calm Published by Installation Management Command - Korea Ulchi Focus Lens 2007 Safety Message Director/Publisher: Brig. Gen. Al Aycock Our annual Ulchi Focus Lens (UFL) Theater same mission for an extended period of time, Public Affairs Officer/Editor: Edward N. Johnson Volunteer Writer/Editor:Susan Silpasornprasit Exercise starts soon. This year’s exercise they perceive risks to be lower than they promises to be a demanding one that will actually are—setting the stage for an accident. USAG-RED CLOUD present great opportunities for our combined Everyone will have to remain sharply focused Commander: Col. Larry A. Jackson Public Affairs Officer: Margaret Banish-Donaldson and joint warfighting teams to evaluate our throughout the entire period of the exercise to CI Officer: James F. Cunningham mission essential tasks and improve our war ensure we complete this training event safely. USAG-YONGSAN fighting capabilities. It is essential that we -August is the hottest month of the summer Commander: Col. David W. Hall receive maximum benefits from this training and poses great risks for heat related injuries. Public Affairs Officer: David McNally Staff Writer: Cpl. Jung Jae-hoon event. Should war come, the success of our To reduce the potential for hot weather related ROK-US Alliance will be largely determined by injuries, leaders must understand the USAG-HUMPHREYS our ability to execute our “CFC fight tonight” cumulative effects of heat exposure and Commander: Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Public Affairs Officer: Bob McElroy plans to standard and this exercise represents Gen. B.B. Bell organize work schedules to prevent Writer/Editor: Andre D. Butler an important step in that process. overexposure, ensure their personnel are USAG-DAEGU Some of our formations will conduct potentially high- properly acclimatized, and make sure they drink sufficient Commander: Col. Michael P. Saulnier risk training during UFL 2007. I want the risk associated amounts of water and eat properly. Public Affairs Specialist: Samuel G. Hudson Staff Writer: Pfc. Kyung Chul NA with these type events mitigated to no more than moderate Our USFK Command Policy Letter #2 Command Safety risk, and low risk if at all feasible. Commanders and leaders provides you with my requirements regarding safe This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for at all levels must take actions to minimize the hazards and operations. Read this Safety Policy and follow its members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views mitigate these risks. As exercise play evolves, the potential requirements. Also, USFK has an excellent Safety Web site. of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department for accidents increases. In many cases the increased Go to this Web site and look at its contents, requirements of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of potential results from overconfidence, fatigue, complacency, and recommendations. It is very useful. the IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP 96205. and weather. Seeing who is a new team member and I am totally committed to the achievement of our UFL ’07 Circulation: 9,500 mitigating inexperience here in Korea while also reviewing training objectives. I am equally insistent that we execute Printed by Oriental Press, a private firm in no way lessons learned from previous training exercises will help this critical training event safely. We can do this. Our connected with the U.S. Government, under exclusive you overcome these challenges and train to standard. achievable goal is no serious injury or loss of life. written contract with the Contracting Command-Korea. The civilian printer is responsible for commercial -Servicemembers have a can-do spirit and are prone to Commanders and leaders, take charge of your units. advertising. The appearance of advertising in this do whatever it takes to get the mission done. Leaders must Servicemembers, I want you to train and conduct operations publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Army or Oriental ensure that their personnel are challenged, but operate within safely. Together, we can accomplish our training objectives Press of the products or services advertised. Everything their limits. Overconfidence can result in tragedy. and safety responsibilities—avoiding tragic accidents. Let’s advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, -Fatigue tends to set in after several days of hard training, work together as a team to ensure one another’s safety while religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, which lends itself to taking shortcuts or judgment errors. we train to execute our “fight tonight” mission. physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non- Leaders need to be keenly aware of the physical and mental merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an condition of their people and themselves to guard against We go together! advertiser is confirmed, the printer shall refuse to print the risks that result from fatigue. Use the Buddy System! advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. -One of the side effects of fatigue and or redundancy is GEN B.B. Bell Oriental Press President: Charles Chong complacency. As the exercise progresses and people do the Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK Commercial Advertising Telephone: 738-5005 or 723-4253 Fax: (02) 793-5701 E-mail: oppress@kornet.net Mail address: PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP 96206-0758 Military Police Blotter Location: Bldg. 1440, Yongsan, Main Post The following entries were excerpted from the military AREA III: Underage Drinking, Failure to Obey General Order SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Phone: DSN 724-TMCW (8629) police blotters. These entries may be incomplete and do (2ID BAC Policy #8), Assault - on other NCO, Assault Fax: DSN 724-3356 not imply the guilt or innocence of any person. Consummated by a Battery, Assault – by Attempt, while E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly @korea.army.mil Subject #1 was walking away from her barracks she was AREA I: Traffic Accident with Injuries, Damage to given a direct order by Victim #1 to stop due to Subject #1 Government Property, Damage to Private Property, Failure missing formation. Victim #1 was directed to bring Subject Sustain, Support, Defend to Report a Traffic Accident, Following Too Close, Subject #1 to see the unit First Sgt. Subject #1 continued to walk #1, operating a GOV with Witness #1 as a passenger, struck away and Victim #1 attempted to restrain her by grabbing Victim #1’s POV with Victim #2 and Victim #3 as passengers her shoulder. Subject #1 responded by pushing Victim #1 to Visit us online on MSR #3. Damages to Subject #1’s vehicle consisted of the ground and proceeded to strike Victim #1 in the face The Morning Calm is online at cracks and paint transfer to the front bumper. Damages to numerous times with a closed hand and kicked Victim #1 in http://ima.korea.army.mil Victim #1’s vehicle consisted of dents and scratches to the the stomach.Subject #1 was detained and transported to rear bumper. Victim #1 and Victim #3 are being treated at the the USAG-Humphreys PMO where MP detected an odor of Samsung Orthopedics Hospital with sprained backs and an alcoholic beverage emitting from Subject #1’s person. will both remain there for two weeks. Victim #2 sustained Subject #1 was not administered a PBT or FSTs due to her unknown injuries. KNP was notified, but declined to file a refusal. Subject #1 was advised of her legal rights, which report. All parties reported utilization of their seatbelts. she invoked. Subject #1 was then transported to the USAG- ECOD is unknown. This is a final report. Humphreys UCC where she was administered a command directed LBAT, with results pending. Victim #2 and Victim AREA II: Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicant, Subject #3 sustained injuries consisting of scratches and abrasions #1, operating a POV, was stopped by KNP adjacent to the to their arms and legs, but declined medical attention. Victim Queenvilla, Ichon-dong, Yongsan-gu, when KNP detected #1 did not report any injuries. Subject #1 was processed an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from Subject #1’s and released to her unit. This is a final report. person. Subject #1 was administered a PBT by KNP with a result of 0.188% BAC. Subject #1 was charged by KNP AREA VI: Unlawful Transfer of Duty Free Goods, Submitting to under KRTL ART #44-1 (Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol). Subject #1 requested to be released into MP Purchasing in Excess of Personal Needs, Investigation revealed by MPI that between January and April, Subject Morning Calm Weekly custody on a CJ Form 3 and was released into MP custody on a CJ Form 2. Subject #1 was transported to 121st CSH #1 purchased numerous baby formula, baby food and Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, story toothbrushes in excess of normal consumption and use from submissions and other items: where she was administered an LBAT with results pending. the USAG-Daegu Commissary, and illegally transferred the MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. Subject #1 was transported to the USAG-Yongsan PMO items to her relatives, who are not authorized to possess For all submitted items include a point of contact name where her USFK driver’s license was retained and issued an them. On July 23, Subject #1 reported to the USAG-Daegu and telephone number. All items are subject to editing for order to show cause memorandum. Subject #1 was released PMO where she was advised of her legal rights, which she content and to insure they conform with DoD guidelines. to her supervisor. At 3 p.m., Subject #1 reported to the waived, rendering a written statement admitting to the IMCOM-K Public Affairs USAG-Yongsan PMO where she was advised of her legal offenses. Subject #1 was processed and released to her and the Morning Calm Weekly staff are located in Bldg. 1416, Yongsan Garrison Main Post. rights, which she waived, rendering a written sworn sponsor. Subject #1’s RCP was confiscated. On 23 July For information, call 724-3365. statement admitting to the offense. Investigation continues SJA opined there is sufficient probable cause to charge by MPTAI. Subject #1 with the offenses. This is a final report.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly August 3, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil 3 IMCOM-Korea Safety Update Equal Employment Opportunity New E-mail Address Managed Risk Reports bolsterThe IMCOM-Korea Region EqualEmployment Opportunity Office hasmade it easier for individuals withquestions or concerns to contact them. accident loss prevention initiativesThe EEO Office has established an e- By Susan Silpasornprasit Previous MRRs can be viewed at https://crc.army.mil/Stats/. Anmail address that delivers email directly IMCOM-Korea Public Affairs AKO login is required to access the reports.to the entire IMCOM-Korea Region YONGSAN GARRISON — Stories featured in the news Elements like photographs and graphics are not included on theEEO Office. Employees can contact us can often seem overwhelmingly bleak. To turn the spotlight on reports due to expediency, format compatibility and privacyvia e-mail at our new address IMCOM- more uplifting situations, The U.S. Army Combat Readiness concerns.K o r e a E E O @ k o r e a . a r m y. m i l . Center developed a program to highlight instances in which The USACRC produces, dispatches, and archives MRRs. TheAlternatively, users on the “Korea center receives information for the reports through a variety of Soldiers have used proper safety measures to make a difference.Domain” can simply type “eeo” at the sources, such as telephone notifications from units and casualty The initiative involves the use of Managed Risk Reports.global address list to send an e-mail to Units can use MRRs to inform Army leaders of incidents in reports.the EEO Office. This new initiative which personnel using risk management had a positive impact. The reports are kept simple. They contain information like thefacilitates equal access to EEO servicesfor all who may have questions, It is intended to be an Army-wide message of accident loss designation of the unit in which the incident took place, date,concerns, or need assistance. prevention. description of the activity at the time of the accident, relevant According to the CRC, “The MRR is intended to inform statistics and control measures used. A purpose statement and “You Can Homeschool” Army leaders of an incident where individuals have managed method to provide feedback are included. The MRR does not identify Information Night some level of risk and made a difference in the severity of an the cause of an accident, pending ongoing investigation. However,A “You Can Homeschool” information accident or avoided an accident altogether.” when a final report is available, it can be found on Risk managementnight is scheduled Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. The program went into operation in July. Since then it has Information System and RMIS Quick Search.at South Post Chapel, Bldg. 3702, alerted senior leaders of accidents where Composite Risk The e-mail distribution list for MRRs includes those in seniorRooms 208 and 209, Yongsan. There Management was used to reduce loss or severity of injury. Army leadership roles. However, individual Soldiers and Departmentwill be a DVD presentation from Home MRRs are released on accidents approved for release by the of the Army Civilians may request to be added to the list if theySchool Legal Defense Association, have a military domain e-mail address. CRC.followed by a question and answer For more information on the MRR system, address questions or Individuals may receive MRRs via e-mail from their commandperiod. This is a good time for anyone or the USACRC containing information specific to their unit. ideas to plrfeedback@crc.army.mil.considering homeschooling to learnmore about it and talk to homeschoolingparents, as well as look at somehomeschooling resources. For more SIGHTS AND SOUNDS: Off-post Events and Activitiesinformation, call 010-3040-6516. Incheon Ocean Festival (Aug. 3-5) KATUSA Common Access Cards The Incheon Ocean Festival, displaying the slogan ‘With and the ceremony proceeds without any troubles. In the course Explained the ocean, with Incheon’, offers enjoyment for everyone of the fantastic wedding party, the audience bonds through lotsAll KATUSA’s do not need CACs. with such events as barehanded fishing and ocean leisure of laughter and humor, the friendly kitchen atmosphere, and aboveOnly those individuals who need logical sports while listening to great music. On the 4th, a all five characters whose magnetic spirits create the variousaccess to the Korea-wide network are congratulatory music festival opens with SBS live rhythms and sounds. The performance is built primarily onrequired to have a CAC. All CACapplicants must have an AKO e-mail broadcasts featuring pop stars Chae Yeon, Lexy, Rumble captivating rhythms and has very few spoken words, audiencesaddress prior to submitting their Fish, and Typhoon to heat up the summer night. The 5th of all ages and nationalities can easily enjoy the plot and dramaapplication. The only acceptable e-mail brings music artists of the 70’s and 80’s in a ‘7080 Romance of this show at Chongdong Nanta Theater or Urim Theater.address for all Soldiers, Civilians, Concert’ featuring Sorisae, Lim Ji-Hoon, and others. On Parking is 3,000 won for one hour before to 30 minutes after theContractors and KATUSAs is an AKO the third day of the festival, the ‘2nd Incheon Beach Gayo performance. Should show Nanta tickets. For more information,e-mail address. Applications for a Festival’ takes the stage where a variety of amateurs visit www.tour2korea.com.KATUSA CAC must be approved by perform. Aside from the concert, visitors can enjoy a Cruisean 0-5 of GS14. For additional Tour ferry ride on the waters of Incheon where they can Korea Electronics Show (Oct. 12-13)information about the KATUSA CAC watch the beautiful red skies, a 3-day, 2-night camping trip KES is a global electronics exhibition attracting leading companiesprogram contact your local CAC ID on the festival grounds, or the Nationwide Yacht and buyers from around the world, including the U.S., Europe,issuing facility. Tournament. Performance times are 7:30pm-9:30 p.m. Japan, Korea and China. Since its inception in 1969, KES has (expected schedule) Location: Eurwang -dong Wangsan become one of the largest IT and electronics shows in Korea, in USO Update Beach Area. Admission is free. For more information, visit terms of size and number of participants. Although the showMTV’s Yo Mamma is coming to Korea: www.tour2korea.com. opens on Oct. 9, it is only open to the public from Oct. 12-13, 10All shows open to military communityand admittance is free of charge. a.m. to 5 p.m. The show is conducted at the Korea InternationalSchedule for Korea is as follows: 9 Aug “NANTA” (Seoul) Exhibition Center in Seoul. Visitors are given access to a hugeCamp Carroll, Hideaway Club, 8 p.m., “NANTA” figuratively refers to reckless punching as in a assortment of the latest electronics equipment, on the market asAug 10. Osan AB, Challenger Club, 9 boxing match. “NANTA” is a non-verbal performance of well as a sneak peak at prototypes and devices currently inp.m. Aug. 11. Yongsan Garrison, Main free rhythmical movements that dramatize customary Korean development. In addition to vendor booths, the show will alsopost club, 7 p.m. 13 Aug. Kunsan AB, percussions in a strikingly comedic stage show. Integrating host a variety of workshops, lectures and keynote speakers fromLoring Club, 7 p.m. Aug. 14 Camp Casey, unique Korean traditional drumbeats in a western around the world. To learn more about the show or register toWarrior Club, 7 p.m. performance style, NANTA storms into a huge kitchen attend online visit: http://www.kes.org/. where four capricious cooks are preparing a wedding Reunion in KoreaReunion in Korea tour – we are still banquet. While cooking, they turn all kinds of kitchen items Seoul Air Show (Oct. 20-21) - pots, pans, dishes, knives, chopping boards, water bottles, Located at the Seoul Airport, the Seoul Air Show stands as onetaking your family’s application for theSept. 10-13 Reunion in Korea tour. Let brooms and even each other- into percussion instruments. of the most popular aerospace and defense exhibitions in thethe USO handle all the airline, hotel, In Nanta, four chefs react the sounds of samullori using all Asia-Pacific region. Thousands of visitors attend the show eachtour, and food arrangements when your sorts of kitchen utensils as they prepare for a wedding year for an opportunity to see a wide variety of rotary and fixedFamily Members visit you in Korea. reception in an open kitchen. As they get ready to start the wing aircraft, and air weapons systems, as well as ground andCall Minhye Forge or Chris day, the unpleasant manager gives them some unexpected naval weapons. Special outdoor exhibits also include the newestBartholomew at the USO for more news. Not only do the chefs have to prepare the entire fighter aircraft, transport planes, armored vehicles and amphibiousinformation, DSN: 724-7781/7003. wedding meal by 6p.m., but they also have to give the equipment. Although the show opens on the Oct. 16, it is only manager’s nephew some cooking lessons. None of them open to the public Oct. 20-21, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance tickets are happy with the situation, but they set out to work. In can be purchased online or onsite. Admission for public visitorsFor additional information about the process, they must solve a whole array of difficulties. will range from 4,000 – 9,000 won. Visitors traveling by automobileevents and activities scheduled Gradually, the audience and the players become one. Finally, should also plan on paying for parking. For more information,throughout the region visit the they pull all their ideas together to finish the cream cake,IMCOM-Korea Region website online visit the Seoul Air Show’s online at www.seoulairshow.com/en/.at ima.korea.army.mil Source: www.korea.net, www.seoulselection.com, www.hotelnet.com, http://english.tour2korea.com, www.visitseoul.net — No endorsement implied. View slide
  • August 3, 20074 http://ima.korea.army.mil The Morning Calm WeeklyForce Modernization Show takesto the road at installations in Korea YONGSAN — The Force such as the M16 and M249 with a varietyModernization Road Show recently of upgrades, scopes and sights such asvisited Yongsan Garrison and has the Micro Laser Rangefinder and PVS-10additional demonstrations scheduled Integrated White-Light Pointer Laserthroughout Korea. Borelight Sight Aiming Light/Illuminator. The show is scheduled to visit CampHumphreys, Aug. 3-4 and Camps Carrolland Walker, Aug 6-7, to show Soldiers the Road ShowSchedule:newest military equipment, from Infraredmarkers and optic sights to the latest body USAG-Humphreysarmor additions and weapons. 3 Aug., 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Each stop will show how the Army is 4 Aug., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 0800-1700significantly improving tactical Location: PX parking lot.awareness, lethality, survivability and Inclement Weather Location:mobility through items such as new Bldg. 644 on the CIF compound.aviation equipment, the Commander’s Leaders Call: CAC 9 - 10 a.m.Digital Assistant, the Multi-Band/Intra-Team Radio, the Advanced Combat USAG-DaeguHelmet, thermal sensors, lasers, man- Camp Carrollportable rangefinders and target 6 Aug., 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.designators. Outside Location: Parking Lot While some of the equipment has in front of Food Courtalready been received by the 8th U.S. Army Inclement Weather Location:and proven beneficial to our “Fit to Fight Community Activity CenterPosture,” there are many more items yet Leaders Call: 9-10to arrive. The Force Modernization Road a.m.,Community Activity CenterShow will enable Soldiers to learn howthe devices are operated, and even see Camp Walkerdemonstrations in some cases, enhancing 7 Aug., 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.their knowledge of the equipment before Outside Location: PXit’s even issued to them. Parking Lot A variety of mock-up or demilled Inclement Weather Location:weapons will be on hand, including the Kelly Fitness CenterXM25 25 MM Air Burst Weapon, XM312 Leaders Call: 9-10 a.m.,.50 Cal., XM320 Grenade Launcher, Community Activity CenterXM110 SASS (Semi Automatic SniperSystem), and more traditional weaponsCastleberry Food Companyrecalls canned food products YONGSAN — Castleberry’s Food Castleberry products in commissaries onCompany recalled several of their the Korean peninsula. These items wereproducts due to a potential for presence removed from commissary shelves as aof the botulism toxin in some of their safety precaution.products July 18 and 21. Botulism can Recalled products with UPC codes arecause general weakness, dizziness, listed below. USFK personnel shoulddouble-vision, trouble with speaking or check any Castleberry food items theyswallowing, difficulty in breathing, have at home against this list. These itemsweakness of other muscles, abdominal can be returned to the commissary fromdistension and constipation. No cases of which they were purchased for a refund.foodborne botulism have been reported Alternatively, the times can be disposedon the peninsula. of immediately. USFK Veterinary Food Inspectors were Risk of foodborne botulism remains lowrapidly notified by the U.S. Army as long as consumers identify anyVeterinary Command of these potentially contaminated food they may havecontaminated food items. These Food purchased and return it to the commissaryInspectors identified and recalled or dispose of it. RECALLED PRODUCTS Product Name Size UPC Code Date on Can Castleberry’s Chili no Beans 10oz 30300 07701 All Dates Castleberry’s Chili no Beans 15oz 30300 07715 All Dates Castleberry’s Chili with Beans 15oz 30300 01015 All Dates Castleberry’s Hotdog Chili Sauce 10oz 30300 07218 All Dates Castleberry’s Hotdog Chili Sauce 10oz 30300 00101 All Dates For a full list of recalled items, please go to http://www.castleberrys.com/news_productrecall.asp Submit you story to the Morning Calm Weekly Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, story submissions and other items: MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil.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 DoD guidelines. View slide
  • August 3, 2007 Page 5 MARGARET BANISH-DONALDSONKorean Service Corps employees and guests enjoy delicious American and Korean food at the 57th anniversary celebration held at USAG-RC pavilion.15th KSC celebrates 57th anniversaryBy Margaret Banish-Donaldson past year and to keep up their spirit forUSAG-RC Public Affairs another year of dedication.” USAG-RED CLOUD—Fifty-seven Across the peninsula, the 15th KSCyears of service were celebrated by the is composed of Korean National15th Korean Service Corps July 27 at indirect-hire civilians who performUSAG-Red Cloud. combat service support duties. The The 15th KSC companies held an KSC supports the activities of the 2ndorganization day featuring a barbecue, Infantry Division, 19th Theater Supportsports and other events to celebrate Command, 18th Medical Command andanother year of successful mission the Defense Commissary Agency. Theaccomplishment. 15th also provides an 8th U.S. Army “I went over to Stanley and met with mobile labor force.your commander who told me all the “We appreciate the work they do andgreat things you do for all the camps we want them to know how importanthere in Area I,” said Col. Larry ‘Pepper’ they are to our mission. It’s vital toJackson, USAG-RC garrison everything we do,” said Ron Schmidt,commander. “I realized all the talents USAG-RC deputy garrison commander.we have in this organization and then “If it wasn’t for this organization andlooked at all the projects you do at all others like it, we would not be able to 15th Korean Service Corps workers barbecue for their 57th anniversarythe camps. I am really proud of you.” operate.” celebration July 27 at USAG-RC. KSC personnel are contracted Korean Despite hot weather — everyoneemployees who support the U.S. Army took part in the camaraderie.during both peacetime and war. During “It is more important we use this daypeacetime, they serve in various jobs more than as just a day of fun and usesuch as technicians, bus and truck it as a chance to promote friendshipdrivers, forklift operators, carpenters among our members and buildand other occupations required for base cooperation to better our missionoperations and maintenance. They capabilities,” Schmidt said.mobilize and continue to serve even Today, the KSC battalion has 156when war breaks out, driving companies with 2,185 personnel locatedambulances, constructing fortifications throughout the peninsula having theand bridges, and tackling other support same pay grades and benefits as all othertasks during war. Korean National employees. “The KSC has been in service since “There is no way I was going to missthe Korean War in 1950,” said Yi, Kun- this day without taking a minute to telltok, commander, 15th KSC Co. “Today you how much I appreciate all you dois a day to show gratitude to our for us,” Jackson said. “I look forward The 15th Korean Service Corps employees enjoy a game of softball atmembers for their hard work for the to working with you.” the USAG-RC field before their meal and awards ceremony.
  • August 3, 20076 http://ima.korea.army.mil USAG-RC The Morning Calm Weekly Joint Communications Unit Accepting Applications The Joint Communications Unit at Ft. Bragg, NC is accepting applications for qualified, experienced communicators. For more information call: 910-243- 0203. Music on the Green The 2nd Infantry Division Band will perform “Music on the Green” at the USAG-Red Cloud Village Green Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. In inclement weather the event will be moved to the USAG-RC gym. 17th Anniversary of the ADA The Justice Department celebrated July 26 as the 17th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. For more information log on to the ADA home page: http:// www.ada.gov. Retiree Council Signing Ceremony The Retiree Council By-Laws Singing Ceremony and meeting will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the USAG-Casey Digital Conference Center. For more information call: 730-4228. Second Taxi Service on USAG-RC and Camp Stanley A second taxi service is in operation on USAG-RC and Camp Stanley. JIM CUNNINGHAM This company is to help supplement UnA Yi, community activities specialist; Teresita Rivera, Army Community Services Area I Director; and Phillip Chang, ACS social services the AAFES Airiang Taxi during specialist, celebrate the 42nd anniversary of ACS service to the U.S. Army July 24 in USAG-RC commissary. peak times as requested by Soldiers in Area I. For more information call: 732-6263/6307. ACS celebrates 42 years USAG-RC to Close Gates By Jim Cunningham the anniversary of the founding of ACS sponsored families in Area I, and 155 USAG-RC Public Affairs would be a good opportunity to bring command sponsored and 971 USAG-RC will close their gates from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Aug. 7 and USAG-RED CLOUD—Army attention to ACS services. noncommand sponsored families in at Stanley Aug. 8. Buses will still Community Services turned 42 years “ACS is all about serving the Soldiers 2ND Infantry Division, so there is a old. To celebrate, ACS planned some and their families,” Chang said. “Many great need for ACS services.” be allowed to come and go off-post. special events July 24, 25 and 26 at are unaware of the services we offer The program provides so many Korean nationals without C or D USAG-RC, Stanley and USAG-Casey. and the help we can provide for a wide services here in Korea that it is hard to badges must stay in their offices or “It is our 42nd year; Army array of needs for the Soldier and his know what falls under their umbrella. be escorted off post. For more Community Services started a long time family.” “ACS programs improve the quality information call: 732-7403. ago,” said Teresita Rivera, ACS Area I Chang decided to set up kiosks at of life for Soldiers, Department of Director. “ACS actually started in an each camp on different days during the Defense Civilians, contractors, retirees, Mitchell’s attic, and from that meager beginning week and provide information brochures and their Families,” Rivera said. “ACS Dates to Remember we have developed into this huge about services offered by ACS as well can help people solve personal problems, Mitchell’s Club will be closed for program where we actually support as one on one personal contact. learn and grow together, and build a kitchen maintenance Aug. 20. Army spouses and families as well as “We have a special financial program stronger community.” Mitchell’s Customer Appreciation our Soldiers.” to help Soldiers get out of debt,” Chang There are ACS offices located in all Night will be Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. The celebration is planned every year said. “Many Soldiers and their families the camps, and an office at Morale, as an outreach approach to Soldiers and are carrying more debt than they need, Welfare and Recreation headquarters at USAG-RC and Area I website Family Members. so for that reason we have an excellent USAG-RC. Each facility tailors their Log onto the USAG-RC - Area I “I think sometimes that we have been program to help them get out of debt.” offerings to the community needs, but website for more News and Notes, around so long and yet Soldiers and The kiosks offered information about a variety of services fall within five very weather, 8th Army site links, MWR Family Members still do not know about a wide array of programs offered by special and important core readiness event information, and information us,” Rivera said. “For that reason we ACS. areas: deployment, mobilization, Soldier regarding all events and all subjects came to the commissary where people “We have programs for employment and Family readiness programs, regarding Warrior life in Korea: want to shop; they will see us and find readiness, which focus on families and relocation readiness, employment http://ima.korea.army.mil/area1/ out more about our services.” many volunteer programs,” Change readiness and financial readiness. Seeing a need to stoke up interest in said. “Since we are an unaccompanied For more information on the World sites/local the programs offered by ACS, Social area, we have 47 command sponsored Wide Web, visit MWR at: http:// Services Specialist Phillip Chang decided families and 676 noncommand mwr.korea.army.mil/acs.htm.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-RC August 3, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil 7 EDWARD JOHNSONWhile touring the Joint Security Area at the DMZ, visitors can view North Korean facilities and check points from the Republic of Korea and frequently see North Korean soldiers as pictured above.USO offers trips to DMZ and JSABy Margaret Banish-Donaldson it is the Demilitarized Zone that separates Bus departs from the USO at 7:30 demarcation line in the military armisticeUSAG-RC Public Affairs the two Koreas. a.m. and returns at 4 p.m. commission building. PANMUNJEOM — The Joint The USO, in cooperation with the The U.S. military provides guides for There are many historic sites to viewSecurity Area is the sight of a stand off United Nations security forces, offers the USO tours. James Allen, USO and take photos of, not the least beingin Korea. tours to an important site in Korea’s director, recommends those interested the bridge of no return. In the same tense environment modern history. in being a part of the tours book their Visitors also view other areas withinwhere two sides stare each other down The tours are Saturday, Aug. 11 and travel a few days before it departs. the JSA and learn about the history oftourists are found daily snapping Aug. 25 for $14, which includes One of the few tours that actually the area.pictures and walking around. transportation. bring visitors inside the JSA, visitors are To reserve a spot on the tour, call This may sound like a movie set, but Lunch is extra for 10,000 won. allowed to freely cross over the USO Seoul at DSN 730-4813 or 4812. 2ID seeking off-post housing for Soldiers By Margaret Banish-Donaldson post,” said Ron Schmidt, USAG-RC These hours will be posted. Department of the Army. Also, more USAG-RC Public Affairs deputy garrison commander. “We are Additionally, Area I representatives educational assistance is being looked USAG-RED CLOUD—Off- even looking to have utilities included are looking at an option for at for noncommand sponsored post housing is an issue in Area I and in the rental price according to their transportation to be provided from the children. the 2nd Infantry Division wants to overseas housing allowance.” installations to the apartments by the “It will take a while before we have make it available for married or Soldiers will get assistance in realtor. There are no boundaries right finalized answers to what we are able single-parent Soldiers at USAG-RC working with the realtors, inspecting now, but within a 15-20 minute drive to do for non-command sponsored and USAG-Casey. Town hall the apartments and ensuring the lease from the installation to the apartment families,” Schmidt said. meetings are planned for 4 p.m. Aug. is correct and modifications are made would be the requirement. “All these issues must go back to 6 at USAG-RC Theater and Aug. 7 in the lease if the Soldier has to leave “Currently, there are no plans to the Department of the Army or at USAG-Casey Hanson Field House the country. The housing office will change the policy on who can have a Department of Defense for final to address this an other issues. look at all apartments posted by the vehicle,” Schmidt said. approval.” “We intend to provide office space realtors. Furthermore, an attempt is being USAG-RC, USAG-Casey, Legal, at our housing offices for realtors so Realtors will have scheduled times made to increase the OHA, although Finance, and Medical representatives Soldiers can go there and get a list of available at the housing offices when that will take some time to do because will be on hand at the town hall available furnished apartments off- they will be able to assist the Soldiers. it will have to be approved by the meetings to answer more questions.
  • August 3, 2007 Page 9 PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLYYongsan girls find fun and fellowship during an arts and crafts session July 24 at the Yongsan Camp Adventure program. Yongsan youth find fun, But there are many things to do besides swimming. Camp Adventure offers activities like friends at summer day camp arts and crafts, cooking and even Tae Kwon Do. Children first decide what activities they want By David McNally to try and then break into groups. USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs “I’ve never worked in a Camp Adventure CAMP ADVENTURE — For eight fun-filled program this large before,” said Yongsan Camp weeks every summer, the Yongsan School Age Adventure Director An Do. “There’s a real good Services building turns into “Camp Adventure”. group dynamic. We have a lot of energy.”Camp Adventure counselor and California State University Yongsan youth from 1st through 5th grade attend The Yongsan program started June 25. Childrenstudent Sarah Roberts manages a cooking session. the day camp to make new friends, experience participate in one-week sessions that will run activities and build memories that may last a through Aug. 17. York said there may still be lifetime. openings for the final weeks. For information, call “It’s fun because we get to do a lot of things 738-3051. every day,” said 9-year-old Raquel Young. “If I There are also Camp Adventure programs at wasn’t here, I would just be at home watching Camps Red Cloud, Humphreys and Walker. television.” Children from many of the camps met this week Young said she made a lot of friends at the for a field trip to the new Camp Humphreys water camp. park. “And it’s cool because we get to go swimming Do is a University of Oregon student. As camp everyday,” she added. director, she manages eight other stateside college Yongsan School Age Services Director Cynthia students who serve as Yongsan Camp Adventure York said the high point of every camp day is a counselors. trek to the swimming pool. Camp Adventure is a youth services programYongsan children enjoy an arts and crafts session at camp. “The kids really enjoy swimming,” she said. See Adventure Page 12 dventure,
  • 10 August 3, 2007 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil USAG-Y The Morning Calm Weekly Community honors Yongsan volunteers Yongsan Food Recall By Cpl. Kim Sang-wook In addition, the event included a She also emphasized the importanceThere is a recall on some Castleberry USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs moment to honor Col. Wayne Clark of volunteering to the Army, as wellFood Company products. Items YONGSAN GARRISON — for receiving a presidential volunteer as the value it brings to the volunteer.should be returned to the Yongsan Yongsan officials honored award (Editor ’s note: see story During the event, Yongsan GarrisonCommissary for a refund or community members who below). Deputy Commander Tillman Mosesdiscarded. For information, visit the contributed as volunteers during the “We have a lot of people young presented certificate of appreciation toCommissaries Web site at http:// last quarter at a July 25 ceremony at and older who come and spend some the volunteers.www.commissaries.com. the Community Service Building. time volunteering,” said guest Volunteers of the quarter received The Volunteer Recognition Award speaker Antoinetta Rolack. “We plaques, special parking passes and a Women’s Equality Day ceremony is a special opportunity to appreciate the volunteers that come special certificate. The adult volunteerU.S. Army Garrison Command Sgt. present volunteers with gifts and in. You are all important to the of the quarter was announced as a tieMaj. Diane Foster will speak at a certificates to emphasize the community.” between Sgt. 1st Class MichaelWomen’s Equality Day presentation importance of volunteering in the Rolack, a volunteer for the Girl Enright and Pat Capriglione. Both2 p.m., Aug. 6 at the Multipurpose community. Scouts, Army Community Service and volunteers dedicated their time toTraining Facility. This event includes Award nominees served in various the South Post Chapel, spoke about her teaching children’s sports activities.poetry, singing, a cake cutting, a U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan seven-year experience dedicated to “I volunteered for the Child andguest speaker and a prize drawing. volunteer positions from April to July. See Volunteers Page 12 olunteers, the Army community.Light refreshments will be servedfollowing the program. Forinformation, call 723-7743. Officer receives Road Race presidential awardThere will be a 10-Kilometer RoadRace 8 a.m. Aug. 18 at Collier Field By Cpl. Kim Sang-wookHouse. Runners must wear a safety USAG-Yongsan Public Affairsvest. Registration starts at 7 a.m. YONGSAN GARRISON — American Forces’ During the July 25 volunteer Spouses’ Club recognition ceremony, a YongsanThe American Forces’ Spouses’ Club officer received a presidentialis hosting a Newcomer’s Welcome award for his volunteer efforts toand Activities Sign Up at the Dragon the community.Hill Lodge Naija Ballroom 10 a.m.- 1 The hero was 18th Medicalp.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. This is an Command’s Col. Wayne Clark,informational event only and the sale who received the “Presidentialof goods is not permitted. Volunteer Service Award” for volunteering for the U.S. Forces ASAP Clinic Move Korea Good Neighbor Program, CPL. KIM SANG-WOOKThe USAG-Yongsan ASAP clinical Col. Wayne Clark (left) receives th e Presidential Volunteer Service Award for volunteering from U.S. Ski Patrol, Yongsan communityprogram has moved. The new USAG-Yongsan Deputy Garrison Commander Don Moses July 25. events and many youth sportslocation is Building T-7163 at the events. community.” coach for elementary Korean121st Combat Support Hospital “I tried to get involved in many Clark said a good example for children and participation in manyloading dock area. For information, types of activities like youth sports volunteering is to help young people programs relevant to the U.S. andcall 737-3161. The number forEducation, Prevention and Urinalysis program and the Good Neighbor to be good students, citizens and Korea community.Drug Testing Program is 736-5060. Program,” Clark said. leaders for the future. Clark participated in the U.S. Ski “Volunteering means committing Clark’s volunteer work includes Patrol program as well. By using American Red Cross yourself without expecting anything 638 hours of service strengthening his background information about Seeks Applicants back, except for the pride in that the Republic of Korea Alliance as an Korean culture, Clark was able toThe American Red Cross is seeking you are trying to help the English language teacher, sports See Presidential Page 12 residential,motivated individuals to provideemergency communications andcasework services to members of the New Horizons Day refreshes safety awarenessArmed Forces and their families. The By Pfc. Im Jin-minapplicant must be an American Participants enjoyed a cultural video introducing a USAG-Yongsan Public Affairscitizen; at least 18 years of age; a high “dynamic Korea” and an award-winning documentary onschool graduate; have base access; YONGSAN GARRISON — Garrison Soldiers and the Korean War.and possess basic computer skills. civilians paused for an intense review of safety concerns Instructor Leah Holland initiated an animatedFor information, call 738-3670. July 24 at the Multipurpose Training Facility. The training conversation with the attendees on sexual assault covered the significance of the ROK and U.S. alliance, prevention. Stress Management sexual assault and heat injury prevention, operational security “I think it is important that we continually remind the Workshop and the Status of Forces Agreement. Soldiers about these issues, and add a little humor toThere will be a Stress Management Eighth U.S. Army Commander Lt. Gen. David P. Valcourt promote dialog,” Holland said.Workshop 1:30-3:30 p.m. opened the day with a 15-minute video message. Private First Class Jeannette Hudgins said she wasWednesday, at the Community “Today’s training is designed for us to gain better surprised some people did not know the answers to theService Building, Room 124. For understanding of the people of Republic of Korea and simplest questions, such as how to prevent heat injuries.information, call 738-5151. increase our own personal and collective readiness for a “The briefing refreshed my memory on some of the mission accomplishment.” things I had forgotten and that could save my life in the Garrison Web Site Valcourt stressed the importance of battle buddies and future,” Hudgins said.For more news and information, the the dangers of alcohol consumption. Anyone taking this Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAG-weather forecast, heat index lightly could ruin careers and cost lives, he said. Yongsan Commander Cpt. Jennifer Toledano praised theinformation and even a community “New Horizons Day is about ensuring that every Soldier instructors on a job well done.telephone book, visit the U.S. ArmyGarrison-Yongsan Web site at http:// and Civilian in this command understands our mission, and “We are very fortunate to have subject matter expertsyongsan.korea.army.mil. standards that we must maintain in order to guarantee freedom give us briefings and examples about awareness,” she said. on this peninsula and our partnership to the alliance.” “Nothing can replace awareness.”
  • The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-Y August 3, 2007 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil 11Yongsan celebrates 42 years of Army Community ServiceBy Cpl. Kim Sang-wookUSAG-Yongsan Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — With fanfare andcelebration, the Yongsan community honored itsArmy Community Service organization Mondaymorning during a 42nd birthday party. Since 1965, during the Vietnam War, Army leadersrecognized a need and launched ACS to take careof Soldiers and their families. During its history,various programs regarding Soldiers constantlycontributed to the community as well as recognizingthe service of the military. “ACS helps Soldiers and Family Members to dealwith personal and family problems,” said Guestspeaker U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan CommanderCol. Dave Hall. “The programs and employees mayhave changed over the years but the basic mission CPL. KIM SANG-WOOKremains the same.” Above: Yongsan Garrison community Many Army officials attended the ceremony. members enjoy a food sampling Monday at ACS provides relocation and financial readiness an Army Community Service celebration.training, Family Advocacy Programs, Army FamilyAction Plan and Army Family Team Building Left: Guest speaker USAG-Yongsanprograms to the community. Commander Col. Dave Hall congratulates “Today, we are recognizing those services that ACS workers for 42 years of service to SoldiersACS provides to the community,” said Child Youth and their families.Service Liaison Officer Eskeletha Dorsey. “We alsohave the volunteers who make ACS stronger.” Dorsey, the acting ACS director, gave openingremarks at the ceremony. She said without thevolunteers’ help, the program could not be assuccessful a program as it currently is. “We want to enhance our programs,” Dorsey said. See Service Page 12 Service, DAVID MCNALLY
  • 12 August 3, 2007 http://yongsan.korea.army.mil USAG-Y The Morning Calm WeeklyAdventure from Page 9sponsored the University of Northern depending on the income of theIowa; however, students from more sponsor, but the highest fee is lessthan 80 colleges and universities than $100 a week.participate in similar Camp Camp Adventure counselorAdventure programs across the Jessica Torres is a San Diego StateUnited States and in many U.S. student.military communities overseas. “Yongsan is like a mini-America,” Do said counselors received she said. “I enjoy working with thetraining from their respective schools kids.”from January until the end of their Torres said besides Campsemester. She has personally been Adventure she and her friends haveinvolved with Camp Adventure explored Korea.programs in Europe, Japan and “So far I’ve been rafting, bungeeHawaii. jumping and we also went to the mud The cost for the camp varies festival.”Volunteers from Page 10Youth Services helping Baseball and Clark, son of Col. Wayne Clark,T-Ball,” Enright said. “The feeling distinguished himself as volunteer ofwhen you spend time volunteering is the quarter. Clark participated in thewhat kept me doing the work.” U.S. Ski Patrol-Asia. His volunteer Enright said teaching children service also contributed to themeans giving back to the community. continued success of the U.S. Forces In the youth category, Andrew Korea Good Neighbor Program.Presidential from Page 10integrate with the Korea ski community Bush called on all Americans to makeusing certified medical skills for local a difference in communities throughski resort users. He donated 150 hours volunteer service.to the Korean community. The President’s Council on Service “It is great here because there is and Civic Participation created thenot just our community but the Korean “Presidents Volunteer Servicecommunity as well,” he said. “They Award” program to honor Americansare great host and we have a strong who inspire others to engage inalliance.” volunteer service. Clark said he will continue to “It is a great honor and I really feelvolunteer. humbled about it,” Clark said. “It is an In Jan. 2002, President George W. unexpected honor.”Service from Page 11 CPL. KIM SANG-WOOKYongsan ACS worker Reta Mills applauds with other community members Monday during theorganization’s 42nd birthday celebration.“Recently, we opened the Status of provided refreshments for all and evenForces Agreement Office which will inflatable playgrounds for children tobenefit the community in getting visas enjoy the birthday party. The weatherand SOFA stamps.” cooperated as sunny skies provided a Dorsey said ACS programs are nice atmosphere.important in order to offer stability and “I really got lots of help from theself-reliance for Family Members as ACS activities,” said Anna Fowler.well as Soldiers. “Happy birthday ACS and thank Following the ceremony, ACS you.”
  • The Morning Calm Weekly August 3, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil 13Overseas voting made easyBy Capt. Holly B. Nostrant Do not change it just for voting purposes – for any elections this fall, you will need to fill out aUSAG Humphreys Legal Assiatance Office changing your state of legal residence can impact new FPCA in 2008. Are you a U.S. citizen? Are you 18 or older? If other areas, such as taxation. Additionally, a change Upon receipt of the FPCA, your local electionyou said “yes” to both, Congress created a law that of residency generally requires you to physically official will mail you an absentee ballot prior to anyprotects your right to vote. reside in a state and intend to return there. election. It is called the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Once you know your state of legal residence, both For federal elections, if you do not receive it inAbsentee Voting Act. FVAP and your unit can assist you to register to time to vote, you may use the federal write-in UOCAVA protects all Servicemembers, overseas vote or request an absentee ballot. absentee ballot.Civilians, and their Family Members. FVAP maintains an online website, To use the FWAB, you must live overseas, apply If you are a Servicemember or Family Member, www.fvap.gov, with important state information and in time to receive a regular ballot and not receiveyou can vote absentee in all federal, state and local forms. Under Army Regulation 608-20, each unit the regular ballot.elections. with more than 25 members is required to have a The FWAB, like the FPCA, is available in paper If you are a Civilian working overseas, you can unit voting assistance officer. or online form and each state varies on whethervote absentee in federal elections. UVAOs can assist you to fill out the forms or electronic submission is acceptable. Are you already a registered voter? What if you find out state specific requirements. Even though the FWAB is limited to federalhave never voted? You must fill out a Federal Post Card Application elections, you should check your state requirements The UOCAVA allows you to register to vote, to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, or because some states have expanded its use toreceive an absentee ballot, and submit an absentee both. include other elections.ballot from overseas. The FPCA is available from your UVAO or online While 2007 is not a federal election year, it is still To take advantage of UOCAVA, you need to from the FVAP website. All U.S. states and important to exercise your right to vote in any stateknow your state of legal residence, register to vote territories accept the FPCA. or local elections.and request an absentee ballot. However, you must send the FPCA in time to Additionally, learning about your state Most of you probably already know your state of receive an absentee ballot. While FVAP requirements and the process will better prepare youlegal residence. recommends sending the FPCA at least 45 days for the 2008 primaries and elections. For Servicemembers, it is either the state where before an election, state requirements may vary. Want to learn more?you lived before entering active duty or you now Check the voting assistance guide on the FVAP Talk to your UVAO or check out the FVAPclaim residency if it has changed. website for more details.While the FPCA is free to website, www.fvap.gov. If you are a dependent, your state of legal mail from an APO address, some states allow The Army Voting Assistance Program website isresidence may be different. Guidance is available submission by fax or e-mail. See www.fvap.gov/ located at www.vote.army.mil.from the Federal Voting Assistance Program at ivas/fvap_state_menu.html. For those of you in another military service, thewww.fvap.gov/laws/legal.html. For example, my home state of Washington United States Air Force, Marines, Navy and Coast If you are unsure or are thinking about changing accepts both faxed and e-mailed versions of the Guard also have voting websites.your state of legal residence, please consult a legal FPCA. Once you send in a FPCA, it is good for the You can find links to these websites on the FVAPassistance attorney. entire calendar year. Therefore, if you fill out a FPCA website.
  • 14 August 3, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil The Morning Calm Weekly August 3-9 Pirates Of The Carribean 3 Waitress Pirates Of The Carribean 3 Hairspray Waitress Gracie Mr. Brooks (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (PG) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. Harry Potter 5 Harry Potter 5 Harry Potter 5 Waitress No Show No Show No Show (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Hairspray Hairspray Hairspray Pirates Of The Carribean 3 Pirates Of The Carribean 3 Oceans Thirteen Oceans Thirteen (PG) 9 p.m. (PG) 9 p.m. (PG) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. Mr. Brooks Hairspray Spider-Man 3 Mr. Brooks Hairspray Blades Of Glory Disturbia (R) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Transformers Transformers Transformers No Show No Show No Show Waitress (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. Gracie — Set in 1978, a teenage Waitress — As a favorite waitress Harry Potter And The Order Of The Simpsons Movie — After Hairspray — Tracy Turnblad, a big girl overcomes the loss of her brother at Joes Diner, Jenna is also a "pie The Phoenix — As his fifth year at 18 years on the air, Springfields girl with big hair and an even bigger and fights the odds to achieve her genius," naming her tantalizing Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and favorite family finally makes it to the heart, has only one passion--dancing. dream of playing competitive soccer confections after the tumultuous Wizardry approaches, 15-year-old big screen. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa Her dream is to appear on "The Corny at a time when girls soccer did not events and emotions of her daily life. Harry Potter is in full-blown and Maggie Simpson will be there, Collins Show," Baltimores hippest exist. Living in South Orange New Shes hoping that one of her pastries, adolescence, complete with regular along with regulars like Moe the dance party on TV. Tracy seems a Jersey, 15 year old Gracie Bowen is like her "Kick In The Pants" Pie, might outbursts of rage, a nearly debilitating bartender and Mr. Burns . Homer natural fit for the show except for one the only girl in a family of three even change her life--if she can just crush, and the blooming of a powerful Simpson must save the world from not-so-little problem--she doesnt fit in..brothers. Their family life revolves win that $25,000 pie contest. But sense of rebellion. Its been yet a catastrophe he himself created. Her plus-sized figure has always set almost entirely around soccer: her when Jenna discovers that shes another infuriating and boring summer Rated PG-13 (irreverent humor) 87 her apart from the cool crowd, which father and brothers are obsessed pregnant, she immediately bakes an with the despicable Dursleys, this time minutes she is reminded of by her loving but with the sport, practicing in the "I Dont Want Earls Baby" Pie--a with minimal contact from our heros overly protective plus-sized mother. backyards makeshift field every day quiche of egg and cheese with a non-Muggle friends from school. Harry That doesnt stop Tracy because if from morning til night. Rated PG-13 smoked ham center. PG-13 (sexual is feeling especially edgy at the lack there is one thing that this girl knows, (sexual content) 97 minutes content, language, thematic of news from the magic world, its that she was born to dance. Rated elements) 108 minutes wondering when the freshly revived PG (language, suggestive content, teen evil Lord Voldemort will strike. Returning smoking) 115 minutes to Hogwarts will be a relief- or will it? Rated PG-13 (fantasy violence, frightening images) 138 minutes Georgia Rule No Show Next The Condemned No Show No Show No Show (R) 6:45 p.m. (PG13) 6:45 p.m. (R) 6:45 p.m. The Simpsons Movie The Simpsons Movie The Simpsons Movie Pathfinder Pathfinder Trasformers Trasformers (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Gracie Mr. Brooks The Reaping The Condemned Waitress No Show The Simpsons Movie (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Mr. Brooks Waitress Spider-Man 3 Bug No Show Mr. Brooks Disturbia (R) 8 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. The Simpsons Movie The Simpsons Movie The Simpsons Movie Waitress Waitress Bug Bug (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. The Simpsons Movie Surfs Up Surfs Up In The Land Of Women In The Land Of Women Wild Hogs Wild Hogs (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. Gracie Gracie Gracie Happily Never After Happily Never After Firehouse Dog Firehouse Dog (PG13)6:30 p.m. (PG13)6:30 p.m. (PG13)6:30 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly August 3, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil 15 USAG-Red Cloud —Worship Services— love? Consequence or tough love? By Chaplain (MAJ) Andrew Choi that God also expresses His love toward us 2nd Infantry Division Deputy Chaplain by discipline: “And you have forgotten thatCatholic Mass It is difficult to understand why God word of encouragement that addresses sons: sometimes allows the innocent children, the ‘My son, do not make light of the Lord’sSunday 9 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel 9:30 a.m. Camp Hovey Chapel faithful and good people to suffer. What is discipline, and do not lose heart when he Noon Camp Casey West Chapel the response of those who had learned that rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines 1 p.m. Camp Stanley Chapel suffering is the consequence of their sin? those he loves, and he punishes everyone he They immediately think that this tragedy had accepts as a son.’Protestant happened to them because of their sin. Our What are the benefits of suffering? God thought process could be same with them. allows a good person to suffer for goodSunday 10 a.m. Camp Casey Stone Chapel, We have to be very careful not to be reasons because suffering helps them to Camp Stanely Chapel judgmental when people suffer because not mature and draw near to God. As we suffer, 10:30 a.m. Camp Casey West Chapel all the sufferings are the consequences of we draw near to God for His help. Suffering 11 a.m. Camp Hovey Chapel, sin. There are two stories that support this can be a means for our spiritual growth. In Stanley Chapel, Camp truth. The first one is Job, and the other is addition, by suffering we can understand the Casey Crusader Chapel the story of man born blind in the Gospel of love of God more deeply. It hurts whenKorean Services John chapter 9. God defended that Job who parents have to discipline and train their was upright with God even though He children for their maturity. If they truly loveSunday 7 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel allowed Satan to attack Job temporarily. their children, they will discipline their Jesus Christ defended the man born blind children. That is the tough love of parents saying, “Neither this man nor his parents and God’s love is sometimes tough love.Sunday 11 a.m. Camp Casey Memorial sinned, but this happened so that the work of Mother Teresa, who was awarded the Nobel Chapel, Stanley Chapel God might be displayed in life” (John 9: 3). peace prize in 1980 said, “True love hurts.” 2 p.m. Camp Casey Chapel Then, why did Job and this man born blind She continued, “It hurt God when He gave have to suffer? Can you keep on trusting God His only begotten Son to the world. It hurtLatter Day Saints when bad things are happening around you? Jesus when He died on the cross; it hurt HisSunday 2 p.m. Cp. Casey Crusader When the pain is sharp and the doubt is deep Mother, Mary to see her precious Son Chapel and it is impossible to see the sense in it all, suffering on the cross.” Although you could can you still trust God and love your life. It is have a difficult time now, God still loves youFor information on Bible study groups and other religious services not easy to do that. Yet, we can still trust and He expresses His love to you toughly.and activities, contact the Area I Chaplains Office at 732-6466. God if we look at things in the perspective of With this thought, I pray that you trust God to God. The Lord said in the Hebrews 12: 5-6 encourage you in all circumstances.
  • 16 August 3, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil Feature The Morning Calm Weekly PHOTOS BY PFC. IM JIN-MINHHC, 2-9th Infantry player Domingo Laboy-Rivera slides into thrid base July 27 in a match against SUSLAK; however, third baseman Al Quimby is faster. Yongsan hosts 8th U.S. Army- wide softball tournament Three days of softball play Yongsan Garrison women, 23-13. The Special U.S. Liaison Activity Korea team, leaves winners, losers known as “SUSLAK,” appeared to go immediately for the jugular after winning two consecutive By Pfc. Im Jin-min games. USAG-Yongsan Public Affairs Softball fans showed confidence in the talents of the SUSLAK team. YONGSAN GARRISON — Nearly 700 softball In fact, SUSLAK fan Staff Sgt. Noemi Gonzalez players from across 8th U.S. Army descended on said she was certain the team would win in the 8th Yongsan Garrison’s green fields to test their mettle U.S. Army Championships. in a three-day softball tournament July 26-28. “I am totally 100 percent for the SUSLAK The event was the end of the road for players Hammers,” Gonzalez said. “They had outstandingYongsan Garrison player Deedee Rich takes a swing July 27 in that won at the garrison-level tournaments the week hits. They played breathtaking games altogether.”a game against the Daegu Women’s team. before last. However, the 501st Special Troops Battalion “[There were] a total of 595 male players and proved superior when they derailed SUSLAK’s 78 female players in the men’s intramural games, victory train and won at crunch time by just one the men’s 33 and over point. In the Men’s Intramural tournament, and the Tournament, the 501st players women’s championships,” “We held the ball till walked off the Collier Field House 4-Plex as “champions of the day.” said U.S. Army Garrison- Yongsan Sports Director the end and played as The Daegu women’s team Bennie Jackson. “They one unit.” praised their pitcher Kendra Ruiz as played some world-class the “player of the day.” —Kendra Ruiz “I feel good, but I’m tired now softball during this tournament.” that it’s over,” Ruiz said. “We held The 501st Special Troops Battalion won the the ball till the end and played as one unit.” Men’s Intramural Tournament with a final score of Ruiz added that the tournament and the weather 12-6, leaving Headquarters and Headquarters were both “very hot.” Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment as “Everybody had a real good time,” Jackson said. runner-up. “The weather provided an even better battleground In the Men’s 33 and Over Tournament, Yongsan than expected.” Garrison was once again too much to handle and Jackson congratulated all the players for their beat Daegu 8-7 in a close match. great sportsmanship. Daegu Women’s player Courtney Brown The Women’s Tournament left Daegu as “I especially want to congratulate the winners rounds second base during the game. champions after a smashing victory against on some very fine softball,” he said.
  • 18 August 3, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil The Morning Calm Weekly —USAG-H— Korea-Wide Post-Level Softball Tournament Men’s Seed Women’s Seed 1-YONGSAN 1-OSAN 2-OSAN 2-YONGSAN 3-DAEGU 3-HUMPHREYS 4-HUMPHREYS 4-DAEGU 5-KUNSAN 5-KUNSAN 6-CASEY 6-CASEY Men’s Tournament Schedule (All Games @ Soldier Field # 1) Sat., Aug. 4 1-Humphreys vs. Kunsan, 10 a.m. 2-Daegu vs. Casey, 11:15 a.m. 3-Winner 1 vs. Yongsan, 12:30 a.m. 4-Winner 2 vs. Osan, 1:45 a.m. 5-Loser 3 vs. Loser 3, 3 p.m. 6-Loser 1 vs. Loser 4, 4:15 p.m. 7-Winner 3 vs. Winner 4, 5:30 p.m. 8-Winner 5 vs. Winner 6, 6:45 p.m. Sun., Aug. 5 9-Loser 7 vs. Winner 8, 10 a.m. 10-Winner 9 vs. Winner 7, 11:30 a.m. (Championship)11-Winner 10 vs. Loser 10, 12:45 p.m. (If Game) Women’s Tournament Schedule (All Games @ Soldier Field # 2) Sat., Aug. 4 1-Daegu vs. Kunsan, 10 a.m. 2-Humphreys vs. Casey, 11:15 a.m. 3-Winner 1 vs. Osan, 12:30 p.m. 4-Winner 2 vs. Yongsan, 1:45 p.m. 5-Loser 3 vs. Loser 3, 3 p.m. MWR Events Comedy ROKs with MWR Comedians TP Hearns, Mike Bonner, Simply Shanell, and Freddie Ricks will be entertaining troops on Army installations with their humor. —Aug. 7, Camp Red Cloud— Mitchell’s, 7 p.m. —Aug. 8, Camp Casey— Warrior’s Club, 7 p.m. Schedule for performances in Korea: —Aug. 9, Yongsan— Tue., Aug. 14 Camp Walker, Hilltop Club 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 18 Camp Coiner, Tiger Field 7 p.m. Main Post Club Uptown Lounge, 7 p.m. Wed., Aug. 15 Taegu Air Base, Jake’s Place 7 p.m. Sun., Aug. 19 Camp Casey, Gateway Club 7 p.m. —Aug. 10, Camp Humphreys— Thu., Aug. 16 Chinhae Naval Base, Duffy’s All Hands 8 p.m. Tue., Aug. 21 Camp Eagle, Gunfighters Club 7 p.m. Tommy D’s, 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 17 Kunsan Aid Base, Loring Club 9 p.m. Wed., Aug. 22 Osan Air Base, Mustang Club 8 p.m. —Aug. 11, Camp Walker— Hilltop Club, 8 p.m. Yo Momma ‘LoveSick Radio’ hits Korea on rock tour for troops Premiere pop-rock band to perform through Armed Forces Entertainment MTV’s “Yo Momma”, the trash-talking no-holds barred comedy competition MWR Marketing McGee. Critics claim the band’s chemistry has been undeniable. that pits the funniest amateur trash- IMCOM-Korea Region In a few short years of performing together, they have generated talkers against one another, hosted by YONGSAN GARRISON — Columbus, Ohio-based band Love several original hits, including “Boys Don’t Matter” and “Take Wilmer Valderrama, will visit military Sick Radio will tour with Armed Forces Entertainment through Me Home Tonight.” installations. Frankie J will also be Korea Aug. 14-22. Self-described as an “unapologetic arena pop- “Nobody deserves to rock out and let themselves go more participating in the show. rock band that you actually want to hear,” LoveSick Radio promises than the troops, and we plan on making sure that happens,” said to bring musical edge and slamming tunes to military men and Theriault. “We are looking forward to spending time with one of —Aug. 9, Camp Carroll— women. the world’s most appreciative audiences and hopefully bring them Inspired by the music and attitudes of the 70’s and 80’s, a piece of America they never forget.” Hideaway Club, 8 p.m. LoveSick Radio brings their audience an outrageously good time Armed Forces Entertainment is the lead Department of Defense —Aug. 10, Osan AB— by getting people on their toes and jumping. The band has opened agency for providing entertainment to U.S. military personnel Challenger Club, 9 p.m. for notable acts New Found Glory, Bowling For Soup and pop serving overseas, with priority given to those in contingency —Aug. 11, Yongsan Garrison— superstar Nick Lachey. operations and at remote and isolated locations. The Department Main Post Club, 7 p.m. “This band has several big achievements, but I think they will of the Air Force is the executive agent of Armed Forces —Aug. 13, Kunsan AB— find this tour to be one of their most rewarding accomplishments, Entertainment. Loring Club, 7 p.m. both professionally and personally,” said Frank Tagatac, Armed The concert is brought to you by AFE and MWR. All —Aug. 14, Camp Casey— Forces Entertainment Regional Coordinator for the Pacific. performances are open to ID card holders & free of charge. For Warrior Club, 7 p.m. LoveSick Radio is comprised of front man Justin Theriault, more information, please contact your local MWR Entertainment guitarist Dave Harris, bassist Josh Masters and drummer Josh Office or DSN 723-3749.
  • August 3, 2007 Page 21 USAG Humphreys celebrates ACS birthday with ceremony Army Community Service turns 42 By Andre D. Butler USAG Humphreys Public Affairs USAG HUMPHREYS – Being away from home is hard for some – especially if it’s their first time. A Soldier stationed at USAG Humphreys found this to be a very difficult time — one that he would always remember. This particular warfighter went days and weeks carrying out his assignments at work like nothing was wrong. Nobody noticed the stress signals that were evident in this Soldier. The Soldier had a problem – very important. Nonetheless, one he thought was too small to share with fellow comrades. In a last effort to resolve his ordeal, the Soldier went to USAG Humphreys Army Community Service for help. What he needed wasn’t even an issue that’s typically handled by ACS or any military program, but because the Soldier CPL. IM, CHUN-SUK needed assistance members of the Community members from USAG Humphreys cut a cake to celebrate USAG Humphreys Army Community organization went out of their way Service 42nd birthday July 27. ACS got its original start during World War II and is still alive today. to make sure he had the support to move forward. The program officially began in His attitude is a direct reflection of that’s near and dear to him. His first He was to be married in a few 1965, but established roots in the the agency’s mission statement and is son died while on active duty. days, but no one from his family military community years prior. a sentiment shared by other members “Taking care of Soldiers and would be attending. He didn’t say History states Army families of the staff. Families for me and for this ACS is whether it was because of distance bonded together to take care of one “We have a high caliber staff not just a job – it is personal,” or if other factors were at play. another during World War II, said Jack here,” said Lavita Vincent, Ferguson said. In order to better The fact remained, he was all Ferguson, USAG Humphreys ACS employment readiness manager for serve the community, ACS has alone in a foreign country at a time division chief. USAG Humphreys ACS. placed submission boxes throughout when family members are normally Incorporated as part of the Army “They have the heart and passion post. there to lend support. Emergency Relief program, volunteers to serve others,” she said. “We need people to submit With no idea of how things would would come together to provide many “ACS is a way to reach out to whatever problems they have to us end, he shared his story with ACS of the same services the ACS provide Soldiers and their families,” said so that we can assist them,” said officials. After hearing what the today. Vincent. Ferguson. Soldier perceived as a problem, the ACS overall mission is to provide “And this is our way of making a USAG Humphreys ACS has officials took steps to make his wish guidance and assistance to Soldiers, difference in their lives.” already had 168 legislative actions a reality. Members of the community Family Members and Civilian Ferguson, a father of three – all passed. and the ACS staff came together and employees. have served or are serving in the Actions which range from local to played the role of the Soldier’s The institution consists of a variety United States military, said ACS is national branches of government. Family during his wedding ceremony. of programs – ranging from family dedicated to helping warfighters ACS also offers different classes for His entire family was there – advocacy to cultural outreach to anyway they can. family members to participate in. father, mother, siblings other relatives employment and financial readiness. “The sense of “family” in the One of the favorites is a computer and friends included. “We provide a broad range of Humphreys community is one that is class to help spouses and others The Soldier’s problem, solved. services for our community,” Ferguson unmatched,” Ferguson said. increase their skills for employment. Servicemembers, Family said. “We celebrate life and support each “We are your go-to people,” Members and Civilian employees “We think about employment other together through good and bad Ferguson said. from the USAG Humphreys readiness for Soldiers, Retirees, Family times,” he said. “If you don’t know something, community celebrated the Army members and Civilians,” he said. For Ferguson, being a member of come to us.” Community Service 42nd birthday “Serving others is really important the ACS team is more than just being “We are the community’s July 27 at Building 311. to us.” part of some organization, it’s a calling resource.”
  • 22 August 3, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil USAG-H The Morning Calm Weekly School Registration Santa visits Humphreys in JulySchool registration is underway andparents need to bring the followingdocuments with them when registeringtheir children. - child’s birth certificate - shot record - passport - social security card - previous school records Audie Murphy ClubThe USAG Humphreys Sergeant AudieMurphy Club is looking for SAMCmembers who want to become activewhile assigned to Korea. Meetings areheld the third Wednesday of eachmonth. Contact Sgt. 1st Class FCLawson-Hurt at 010-2259-3026. U.S. Army Reservists Wanted The 343rd Support Center, USAG Humphreys, is seeking Soldiers interested in continuing to serve in the U.S. Army Reserves. Train one weekend a month and 14 days in the summer and continue to receive many of the benefits of serving on active duty. You will retain PX, Commissary, MWR, banking and postal privileges Snow in July just like an active duty Soldier in PHOTOS MIKE MOONEY Snow greeted visitors at the Alaska Mining addition to receiving four days pay for Jump, Santa! Company July 29 as the club celebrated one weekends work. You will be Santa is not sure if he’s ready to take a dive or Christmas in July — complete with a Christmas retrained in open MOS slots. For more not. He visited Splish & Splash Water Park at buffet of turkey and ham, a visit from Santa Claus information contact Richard Scott at USAG Humphreys as part of the Christmas in and free photos and gifts for all USAG-Humphreys 753-8634, ScottRW@korea.army.mil for July celebration hosted by Family and MWR. Children. additional information. Intermediate-level Education ILE Phase I course will be held Sept. BOSS conducts meeting Legal program to 10-12 in Yongsan. The course is aimed By Cpl. Im, Chun-suk purpose is to support the community accept applications at Army Reserve Majors and Captains, USAG Humphreys Public Affairs life, it’s not a party program, which By Lt. Col. Samuel W. Morris but active duty officers can attend. After completion of the course the USAG HUMPHREYS - Better throws a bunch of block parties,” said Deputy Staff Judge Advocate officers will be Military Education Level Opportunity for Single and Hogrebe. He and Lattanzi also The office of the Judge Advocate 4 (MEL4) qualified. Contact Lt. Col. unaccompanied Soldiers staff mentioned how to keep track of General is now accepting applications Dennis Davenport, 723-4394, peninsula-wide held its third quarter BOSS’ budget. for the Army’s Funded Legal Dennis.Davenport@korea.army.mil. meeting at the Community Activities Hogrebe also issued a warning Education program. Under this Center at USAG Humphreys July 25. order for upcoming events. “We paid program, the Army projects sending Army Reserve Command Robert M. Lattanzi’s, from USAG six site visits for the BOSS Deachon up to 25 active-duty commissioned Position Vacancy Humphreys Morale, Welfare and Beach Blast, for more than six months. officers to law school at government The Commander’s, 343rd Support Recreation, conducted opening You can’t be too careful and too expense as funding permits. Selected Center, position will be available to remarks followed by comments from prepared when it comes to organizing officers will attend law school interested Army Reserve Lt. Colonels and Majors NLT Oct 1. The 343rd Spt. Command Sgt. Maj. Jason K. Kim, the event,” said Lattanzi. beginning the fall of 2008 and will Ctr. is located at USAG Humphreys, USAG Humphreys command Following, lectures were given by remain on active duty while attending authorized 34 soldiers, and is sergeant major, and guest speaker Col. AAFES general managers from all of law school. subordinate to the 501st SBDE. Contact John E. Dumoulin Jr., USAG the four areas on what they are doing Interested officers should review Lt. Col. Davenport, 723-4394, Humphreys commander. to improve Soldier’s quality of life. Chapter 14, AR 27-1 (The Judge Dennis.Davenport@korea.army.mil. During the ceremony staff members They provided feedback on what Advocate General’s Funded Legal gathered to recognize outstanding changes Soldiers can make. Education Program) to determine their Computer Classes for Spouses BOSS Soldiers by presenting them Of course, the AAFES taxi was eligibility. This program is open to ACS has an ongoing eight-week with awards. addressed as one Soldier questioned commissioned officers in the rank of computer basics class for spouses. Soldiers who are leaving the the quality of AAFES taxi service. second lieutenant through captain. Classes are Monday and Wednesday in the ACS resource room. Call 753-8401 peninsula were also recognized. For a Kim informed Soldiers along with Applicants must have at least two but for information. job well done, awardees were also AAFES general managers that he not more than six years of total active extended an invitation to dine with the could help the problem, if properly federal service at the time legal Please send us your garrison command sergeant major for reported. “I encourage Soldiers to use training begins. Eligibility is governed stories and photos lunch. ICE machine or talk to me in person, by statute (10 United States Code, To submit information for publishing In addition to recognizing with the details of the problem,” Kim Section 2004) and is non-waivable. in The Morning Calm Weekly, USAG- outstanding Soldiers, the invited said. “If the comment made is too Eligible officers interested in applying Humphrey’s common pages or for speaker, Jim Hogrebe, CAC director, vague, there is not much I can do” should immediately register for the submissions for the News & Notes and Lattanzi provided tips and advice However, if the taxi driver is found earliest offering of the law school section, call 754-6132, 8847 or 8598. to the forum about what BOSS really to be guilty, I and other AAFES admission’s test. Applicants must send You can also email all of your means to the community. managers will take proper measures their request through command information to “Be careful with the image of what to handle the situation,” said Kim. channels, to include the officer’s andre.butler@korea.army.mil. BOSS presents. BOSS’ primary branch manager.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-H August 3, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil 23 Wonju Enclave participates in ACS birthday celebration Wonju ACS has a tiger in its tank The Wonju Army Community Service celebrated 42 years of service to the military community with a birthday cake which was delivered by a tiger. (left to right) Wonju ACS Program Manager, Bill Spearman, USAG-H ACS Director, Jack Ferguson, the Wonju ACS Tiger, the Wonju Enclave Garrison Commander, Maj. Bruce Townley, and Family Member, Angie Henry of 1-2 Aviation of Camp Eagle gathered together for the official cake cutting ceremony before a waiting crowd of Soldiers and Civilians at Camp Long. Spearman declared, “The Wonju ACS will start its 43rd year of service with a tiger in its tank. “Our ACS tiger is part of our marketing campaign to illustrate our strength, power and commitment in providing world-class customer service to the Wonju Enclave.” “We are here to support the entire community: military personnel and their families along with Civilian and contractor employees and their families. Our job is to offer services and programs to ensure your wellbeing and readiness, whether the need be a relocation packet, financial seminar or weekly culture language class. We are here to support you.” BECKY POPPLETONUSAG Humphreys, 36th ROK Infantry Divisioncommanders sign joint security agreementCpl. Im, Chun-sukUSAG Humphreys Public Affairs Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr., USAG Humphreys commander, Command Sgt.Maj. Jason K. Kim, USAG Humphrey command sergeant major and otherstaff members visited the 36th Republic of Korea Infantry Divisionheadquarters to participate its first ROK-U.S. Security Agreement ceremonyJuly 23. Dumoulin and Kim received a warm reception from ROK officials andMaj. Gen. Lee, Yong Seok, the 36th ROK ID commander. During the reception,each side exchanged their words and gifts of appreciation in hopes tostrengthen the ROK-US alliance and friendship. The two parties also spokeof the successful relationship between ROK-U.S. forces – one that has lastedmore than a half century. The official meeting began soon after the reception.The meeting started with the introduction of each participating officials andopening remarks from the two commanders. “I’m sincerely happy to sign this agreement with [USAG Humphreys] andArea III. The 36th Infantry Division has had an intimate relationship over along period of time, and I hope this signing reinforces our long lasted alliance,”Lee said. Dumoulin also expressed gratitude toward the working relationship betweenthe U.S. and ROK alliance. “We sincerely thank you for the support and contribution that the 36th IDhas provided us in the past, and we look forward to your continued cooperationin future,” Dumoulin said. “Since our unit is spread throughout the peninsula, CPL. IM, CHUN-SUKwe have to rely on our host country for the primary base defense, and we are Col.John E. Dumoulin, USAG Humphreys commander, and Maj. Gen.glad to have such reliable counterparts.” To close the ceremony both Lee Lee, Yong Seok, 36th Republic of Korea Infantry Division commander,and Dumoulin were briefed on the history of joint exercises and training on shake hands after signing the Joint Security Agreement Treaty held Julyanti-terrorism. After which, both commanders signed the treaty. 23 at the 36th Republic of Korea Infantry Division headquarters.
  • August 3, 2007 Page 25MSC-K welcomes new CommanderBy Pfc. Jang Won-ilUSAG Daegu Public Affairs CAMP CARROLL - The United States ArmySupport center-Korea, held a Change of Commandceremony in honor of the outgoing commander, Col.Campbell D. Allison, and incoming commander, Col.Steven W. Pate on July 31 at 10 a.m. at the CampCarroll gymnasium. Allison, who led the unit for two years since heassumed command of MSC-K on July 2005, passedthe colors to Brig. Gen. Raymond V. Mason,Commanding General, 19th ESC who then passedthe colors to Pate. “I am both honored and humbled to have the greatprivilege and responsibility of commanding MSC-K,” said Pate. “I am confident we will continue thisalmost 50 year reputation of excellence.” Pate went on to bid farewell to Col. Allison andrecounted his achievements. “Thanks for yourleadership at MSC-K during the past two years,” PHOTO BY PFC. JANG WON-ILsaid Pate. “You have made a difference and should Brig. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, Commanding General of 19th ESC, passes the colors to the incomming commander, Col. Stevenbe proud of both your accomplishments and those W. Pate, United States Army Material Support Center - Korea, during a ceremony held in Camp Carroll Gym.of the Materiel Support Center.” and keen oversight, MSC-K leads the Army in the Support Battalion. This is his second tour in Korea, MSC-K has made many achievements during the National Maintenance program meeting the Quality after having served in Germany, Kosovo, and Iraq.last two years under Allison’s command, which Management System Standard in every area and is “MSC-K provides a tremendous logistics capabilityinclude repairing a total of 57,223 Class VII and IX compliant with the International Organization of within the Korean Peninsula that will continue to beitems, hosting numerous VIP guests such as the Standardization (ISO) 9001-2000 – that’s a huge vital to US Forces as we embrace the future,” PateSecretary of the Army and the Army Material deal,” Mason said. Allison will serve as Chief of Staff said. “I look forward to our future together.”Command’s Commanding General, and participating for 19th ESC in Camp Henry, Daegu. “It makes me proud to be associated with such ain 4 theater level exercises to include supporting the Pate served in Joint Special Operations Command dedicated, loyal and caring workforce,” Allison said.recent draw of equipment during RSOI 2007. serving initially as a Logistics Plans and Operations After the ceremony, Pate hosted a reception at Mason also expressed his appreciation to Allison Officer and then as the Chief of Logistics Plans and the Hide-A-Way Club on Camp Carroll in honor ofand the MSC-K members. “Due to his leadership Operations. He also commanded the 299th Forward his new command.Area IV softball teams sweep 8th Army ChampionshipsBy Spc. Natalie E. Kapteyn was also busy winning. They beat teams from501st SBDE Public Affairs Yongsan and Humphreys to make it to the finals CAMP CARROLL - Two teams from Area IV where they had to play Yongsan once again.came out on top at the Eighth Army Intramural The final score of the female softball championshipSoftball Tournament in Yongsan, July 27. game of USAG-Daegu vs. Yongsan was 23-21. The teams who brought home first place trophies “We have been undefeated the whole season andwere the United States Army Garrison-Daegu I am proud of everyone on the team for working sofemale softball team, and the 501st Special Troops hard,” said Brown.Battalion “Dragons” softball team. The USAG-Daegu 33+ team out of Area IV took “I told everyone at the beginning of the year to book home the 2nd place trophy. “Even though we’re oldtheir reservations at the Dragon Hill Lodge” said, Staff we can still play,” said Bennett with a grin.Sgt. Robert Bennett, support operations, 501st The team couldn’t seem to pull out a win againstSustainment Brigade and Dragons team member, “I SPC. NATALIE E. KAPTEYN Yongsan, losing by only one run in the championshiphad a lot of confidence that we would make it this far.” Spc. Corey P Smith, command group, 501st STB and member . game. The final score was 11-12. In the tournament, the teams had to win their first of the 501st STB Dragons Softball Team, bats a base hit against “It wasn’t an easy season. Each team had to gotwo games to make it to the championship bracket. Camp Humphreys during the 8th Army Intramural Softball through a lot of adversities but everyone had a lot of “As long as we get base hits and are smart out in Tournament July 26 in Yongsan. heart and pushed each other to make it this far andthe field, we can take this whole tournament,” said Grasse, SPO, 501st SBDE. win,” said Cpl. Frankie Mejias, S-1, 501st STB andMaster Sgt. Joseph U. Roberts, head coach of the team Camp Humphreys tried to get some base hits but member of the Dragons softball team.and Noncommissioned Officer in charge, Material infield plays by Lt. Col. James D. Gregory, “That’s what is challenging and fun about sportsSupport Command-Korea, Drivers Training Academy. commander, 501st STB and Spc. Joshua Hess, trial here. Most teams lose a lot of players throughout For the Dragons, the first game was against the defense services, 501st SBDE, made it nearly the season to injuries, or Soldiers leave because ofsecond place team out of Camp Humphreys. impossible for the batter to make it on base. permanent change of station and other players areHumphreys had a lot of strong hitters, batting two Right fieldsmen, Spc. Corey P. Smith, command unable to continue playing because of missionhomeruns in the first inning. The Dragons were down group, 501st STB, snagged a few homerun attempts obligations,” said Capt. Jennifer D. Schab, S-3, 501stthree runs in the second inning but the team took the in the outfield. “We played well as a team and had STB and team member of both the Dragons andlead after homeruns from Roberts and Sgt. 1st Class some early game jitters but made up for it in the USAG-Daegu softball teams.Andre Elder, plans, 501st SBDE. end. We will be fine if we play the softball we’ve All three teams have an opportunity to win more “We had to battle to get back into the game but been playing all season,” said Hess 1st place trophies at the Post-Wide Softballwe never gave up and kept fighting,” said Spc. Robert On another field, the USAG-Daegu female team Championships at Camp Humphreys, August 4.
  • 26 http://ima.korea.army.mil August 3, 2007 USAG-D The Morning Calm Weekly 5th ROK-US Friendship Night held By Pfc. Jang Won-il Camp Carroll CIF USAG Daegu Public Affairs Closure Schedule CAMP CARROLL — LeadersThe Camp Carroll CIF will close for and Soldiers of Area IV gathered withannual inventory from Aug. 2-12. the local Korean War veterans toPlease plan accordingly. celebrate the 5th annual Korean-Emergencies will be handled American Friendship Night at Greenappropriately. For information, call Wedding Hall in Waegwan, Jul 27.Mr. David Arnold at 765-7153. The day’s event was hosted by Mr. Yi, Hyun-si, president, Korean War Get Involved in TSA Veterans Association-Chilgok Chapter,Taegu Spouse’s Association has a who also established this event backfew Board and Committee positions in July 2003 in order to promote betterstill available. Make new friends. understanding of the history of theMake a difference in your Korean War in Waegwan area and tocommunity. Make this the best year foster stronger friendship between theTSA has had. For information, two nations.contact Leigh Roper at 010-5846- More than 20 U.S. Army leaders0871 or roperclan@yahoo.com. from Daegu enclave participated, including Brig. Gen. Raymond V. Girl Scout Mason, Commanding General, 19th Adult Volunteers ESC, Col. Michael P. Saulnier, PHOTO BY PFC. JANG, WON-ILThe Girl Scouts are seeking adult Mr. Yi, President, Korean War Veterans Association presents a gift to Col. Michael P Saulnier, . Commander, United States Armyvolunteers to lead and advise girls Commander, USAG-Daegu. Garrison-Daegu, and Col. Markto build character, courage and Gardner, Commander, 501st by remarks from Governor Bae and special meaning in that it was held onconfidence today. Available Sustainment Brigade. Col. Saulnier. “I salute you for all you the day which the Korean Warpositions are Studio 2B advisor (older The Korean side participants along have done in the defense of your Armistice Agreement was signed 54girls 6th to 12th grade), assistant with Mr. Yi, were Governor Bae Sang- country,” Said Col. Saulnier. “And I also years ago.leaders (all levels), registrar, do, Chilgok County, Assembly want to pay my deepest respect to the “We must never forget that countlesssecretary and events coordinator. Chairman Shin Min-sik, Education many Koreans and Americans who US Soldiers sacrificed their lives in aFor information, contact Tondra Office Superintendent Kim Deuk-ho, fought side by side and especially to land thousands of miles away fromAnderson at (053)210-6003 or Chilgok Police Chief Bae Bong-kil, those that paid the ultimate price and home,” Yi emphasized. “The prosperityImanderson0515@yahoo.com. and more than 20 other community gave their lives so that we can enjoy we live in today would have never been leaders of Chilgok County. Also about the freedom we have today.” possible without help from the US and Daegu Area Intramural 35 Korean War and Vietnam War After the opening remarks, the United Nations.” There was a short Soccer Program veterans of Chilgok joined to celebrate Governor Bae presented a gift to Brig. minute of prayer to pay tribute to theThere will be Daegu Area the day which was also the 54th Gen. Mason as a token of friendship Soldiers who died for freedom andIntramural Soccer Program. The anniversary of the Korean War and appreciation. It was Mason’s first democracy in this peninsula. Hepre-season tournament is Sept. 6-8 Armistice Agreement. attendance to the ceremony since it particularly honored the Soldiers of USand the league is Sept. 13-28 at the The ceremony started off with began in 2003. He also proposed a toast Army 1st Calvary Division and ROKKelly Field on Camp Walker. The president Yi’s opening remarks. in Korean for a lasting friendship and Army 1st Division who fought side bydeadline for entry is Aug. 29 and the “Today is a meaningful day; 54th alliance. side in the Waegwan Battle andcoaches’ meeting is 12 p.m. August anniversary of the Korean War After the official ceremony, Chilgok Dabudong Battle during the Korean War.31. For information, call Mr. Kim or Armistice Agreement, and at the same Young Chamber Orchestra held a “5 years have passed since thisMs. Chong at 764-4225/5217. time a monumental victory against the musical performance to congratulate Korean-American Friendship Night Free Fitness Programs invasion from communist North to the night’s event. Ceremony first began,” Said Yi. “As At the Camp Walker Fitness protect the freedom and democracy Albeit the name Friendship Night, the years pass, the event is being Center. Yoga Class: Monday and of the Korean peninsula.” Said Yi. ceremony was more than just a friendly recognized more and more, and I am Wednesday, 6 – 7 p.m., Circuit His opening speech was followed gathering. The day’s ceremony had a truly glad to see it establish itself as an Training: Monday and Friday, 9 – annual event.” 10 a.m., Hi/Low or Step Interval/ Children realize Cardio Boxing/Aerobics: Tuesday and Thursday 6 – 7 p.m., On the Spot Training: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday. For information call the Camp Walker Kelly Fitness Center at 764- 4225/4800. At Camp Carroll Fitness ‘God is with us.’ Center, Yoga Class: Tuesday and The Camp Walker chapel hosts Vacation Bible Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., School, July 30 to Aug. 3 at the Fellowship Hall. Performance Training: Monday Tracy Fish, a drama leader who is on the staff, is through Friday 11:30 a.m. and 4 seen here listening carefully to stories about p.m., Circuit Training: Monday children’s experiences of when they felt God was through Friday 9 – 11:30 a.m., with them. The Bible point of the day was “God Boxing Club: Monday through is with us.” Children could enjoy various activities Friday 5 – 8 p.m., Taekwon-do with different Bible points and stories, and Class: Monday through Friday 7:30 different treasure verses every day. Children are p.m. $40, Spining Cycling: Monday able to take part in Vacation Bible School every and Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m., Cardio year by signing up within the registration deadline. Dance: Wednesday 5:15 p.m. For information, call 765-8287/8118. PHOTO BY PARK HAE-JU
  • The Morning Calm Weekly USAG-D August 3, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil 27 NEWS & NOTES Soldiers can prevent heat injuries By Samuel G. Hudson Daegu Intramural USAG Daegu Public Affairs Flag Football Program Physical training and outdoor activitiesThere will be a Daegu Intramural Flag Football must continue in order to stay fit. However,Program. The pre-season tournament is Sept. 3 a dangerous enemy is appearing, heat injury,”- 5 and the league is Sept. 10 to October 10 at said Sgt. 1st Class Rodney J. Canty, DPTMSthe Kelly Field on Camp Walker. The deadline Plans and Operations NCOIC.for entry is Aug. 29 and coaches meeting is 12:30 Hydration is necessary when enjoying thep.m. Aug. 31. For information, call Mr. Kim or outdoors to prevent heat injuries. The monthsMs. Chong at 764-4225/5217. of May through September prove to be the hottest months of the year. Heat injuries can School Bus Transportation occur when an individual participates in aDaegu Student Transportation Office has moved physical activity and the body exceeds itsinto their new office in Bldg. 3019, Room 321 on ability to lose heat adequately. There areCamp George. Customer Service hours are from three types of heat injuries — heat cramps,7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please stop heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heatby and see new office. Don’t wait, complete student injuries are preventable as long as you knowtransportation needs now for the new school year. the proper way to hydrate. Some may say,Plastic bus cards are now available for pick-up. For “I drink sports drinks all day so I don’t haveinformation, call Michael Dudley at 011-284-4491. PHOTO BY SAMUEL G. HUDSON to worry about not being properly hydrated.” Staff Sgt. Fikisha A. Maree, of the USAG Human Resources Department unlike water, sports drinks are used to leads the way while Sgt. 1st Class Canty bellows an “Old School” Army Post Office Closure replenish the electrolytes and not to solely cadence motivating a faster jogging pace.All post offices will be closed for customer service be used to maintain the proper number of How can you treat heat injuries? Ice sheets are theAug. 3 for organization day. Post offices will electrolytes within the body. The foods you preferred method by a number of senior NCOs. Ice sheetsresume normal duty hours Aug. 4. For information, eat will maintain the proper amount of salt are simply sheets that are submerged in a cooler of ice water.call 1st Lt. Jay M. Chung at 764-4162. and electrolytes within the body. Drinking When an individual suffers a heat injury, the individual’s too much water can have negative efffects. clothing is loosened and the ice sheet is wrapped around Please send us your Stories and When you fill your body with too much water, them while they lie on the ground. Their head should also be Photos for Publishing you start flushing out your electrolytes. wrapped. The ice sheet is design to bring the bodyTo submit information for publishing in The Canty shares that the water you drink will temperature down.Morning Calm Weekly USAG-Daegu’s common be used during the six hours following Regardless what method you use to treat heat injuries,pages or for submission for the News & Notes consumption. The correct thing to do is to remember you should seek medical attention as soon assection, call 768-8513. You can e-mail all drink plenty of water the day before you possible if you show any of the symptoms related to heat-information to kyungchul.na@korea.army.mil. engage in any physical activity. induced injuries.
  • 28 USAG-D August 3, 2007 http://ima.korea.army.mil The Morning Calm WeeklyNCO staff ride takes place in InchonBy Samuel G. HudsonUSAG Daegu Public Affairs USAG Daegu Command Sgt. Maj. Patricia A.Keit conducted a Noncommissioned Officer’s staffride July 27 for both American and Koreanwarfighters. The ride began with a tour of the Historical InchonLanding site of the Korean War. Lively conversationsoverpowered the noise of the outside world as thespirited noncommissioned officers filled the bus withcamaraderie and team cohesion. Everyone was excited; as this was the first timethe NCOs had got together on a large scale forprofessional development and mentorship. The bus finally made its way to the small island ofWolmido which is the site of three sea walls wherethe amphibious assault called “Operation Chromite”took place. The Battle of Inchon was a decisiveinvasion and battle during the Korean War thatstarted on Sept. 15, 1950 and ended around Sept.28. During the amphibious operation, United Nationsforces secured Inchon. The command sergeant major and NCOs were PHOTO BY SAMUEL G. HUDSONled to the top of Radio Hill by 8th United States Army United States Army Garrison-Daegu Soldiers stop for rest and a pose on top of Radio Hill.Historian Ronney Miller and as they walked up thehill, Keit helped the NCOs realize the fortitude and noted that it is truly remarkable, to stand on decisive J. Whitlock, an executive administrative assistant.tenacity it took for fellow brothers in arms to take terrain of battle of more than 50 years ago and Whitlock says he looks forward to future NCOSRsthe hill. She reminded them that they took the hill Soldiers today can see the importance of the ROK/ to better learn the history of the solid military alliancewithout a paved road and without all the high-tech U.S. alliance. Learning history on the actual grounds between our two countries. Keit said a good leaderweaponry that is available today in the military. As where the event took place really makes you closer must be able to follow orders as well as give orders.the Soldiers walked to the top of Radio Hill, they to the past battles. Complacency of not learning the mission of the U.S.could only imagine how the Marines negotiated their “You have to learn the past history in order to military in Korea can lessen the unique experienceway to the top of this key terrain of the landing. Keit properly prepare for the future,” said Sgt. Andrew of being stationed here.
  • Aug. 03, 200730 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily Week The Phrase of the Week : “I’d like a single room.” Ee rinnyong bang hana butakamnida. single room a I’d like Vocabulary weather ‘nalssi’ rain ‘bee’ snow ‘noon’ Week Situation of the Week : At the hotel I’ll be staying just tonight. Onul bamman momulkomnida. Is there a restaurant in the Hotle ane shikdangi issumnikka? hotel? : Who is it? Nugushimnikka? New Just a minute. Jamkkanman gidariseyo. Horizon Come in. Durooseyo. Day I’d like room service please. Rum sobisu jom butakamnida. refreshes Korean Expression of the Week Week safety No. 18 (one’s favorite awareness Sippalbeon song) A song which one can sing the best