The Peninsula-Wide News Publication Volume 2, Issue No. 46 No. P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA Sept. 3, 2004On the market: Military identification cardsBy Spc. Chris Stephens and the military police as soon as possible. “That made me feel very uncomfortable that people2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office “We stress this because after it’s reported, we can do have copies of Soldier’s ID cards on file,” he said. “A what’s necessary so that when the ID card is found, it copy being made of a Soldier’s ID card is an open CAMP RED CLOUD — Military identification cards can be promptly destroyed,” said 1st Lt. Shana Whatley, invitation for terrorists to our security and safety.”contain valuable information. It grants the bearer access operations officer for CRC PMO. Whatley said if an offpost establishment does requireto military installations. After a Soldier reports the loss of their ID card they an ID, then Soldiers should use their stateside ID card. “ID cards are big on the black market,” said Master will be able to get a new one, which then will transfer all “There’s no reason why they can’t accept a state-Sgt. Steven Beck, Camp Red Cloud provost marshal’s of their information onto that ID card and take it off the issued ID,” she said. “If they won’t and all they’ll take isoffice noncommissioned officer. “Individuals and groups old one. a military ID, then I suggest Soldiers take their businesswill shell out a lot of money just to get their hands on Staff Sgt. Angel Rivera, operations and training NCO elsewhere. Not all places require the military ID, so theone. in the division’s chemical section, also expressed a best bet is to one of those establishments.” Beck points out some Soldiers make it easy for concern for Soldiers who provide a copy of their ID Beck said that as Soldiers, it is our job to ensure theindividuals or organizations to get their ID cards simply card to offpost establishments, mainly businesses where safety of not only ourselves, but also our comrades.by leaving it somewhere. From there, the group can Soldiers purchase cell phones. “With the proper technology, individuals or groupsalter the card to gain access to military facilities. Rivera said that he walked into a cell phone store off-post can find out everything they want about us by using our “An active-duty ID card will run for about $1,000 on and the lady at the counter showed him some information ID cards,” he said. “It’s our job to do what’s necessarythe black market, dependent ID cards run for about $800 that surprised him. to keep them from getting what they need and toand Department of Defense IDs’ run for about $500- “She first asked me if I knew a certain Soldier who was maintain a high level of operation security. By doing that,600,” he said. going to Iraq, giving me his name and rank,” Rivera said. we’ll ensure the safety of all Soldiers stationed in 2ID.” If Soldiers lose an ID card, the Provost Marshal’s “After I said, ‘no,’ she promptly pulled out a file she had onOffice suggest they report it to the chain-of-command the Soldier including a copy of his military ID card. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgPlastic surgery no luxuryfor most Soldiers Stop right there!By Michael E. DukesArmy News Service WASHINGTON — The Army is not offering free face-lifts,tummy tucks and breast enhancements to everyone in uniform,medical officials said, adding that recent articles in nationalpublications may be misleading. “The spectrum of plastic surgery most people see are the showson TV, extreme makeover shows, and they think that’s plasticsurgery,” said Lt. Col. Joseph Kolb, Walter Reed Army MedicalCenter’s Plastic Surgery Service chief. “We are primarily areconstructive service.” Less than 20 percent of the plastic surgery cases at WalterReed are for elective cosmetic procedures, Kolb said. The entire Army has only about a dozen plastic surgeons, Kolbsaid, adding that plastic surgery is far from a luxury service offeredto military beneficiaries. “The Army keeps us around for reconstructive procedures,”Kolb said. “In addition, we operate on children with congenitaldefects like cleft lip, cleft palate and other defects to the head andneck.” Kolb said Walter Reed’s four plastic surgeons are very intimatelyand actively involved in treating wounded from the war in Iraq.One, Lt. Col. Andrew Friedman, is currently deployed to Iraq asa general surgeon. “He ends up doing a lot of acute hand injuries PHOTO BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN Pvt. Erin Karahan, 57th Military Police Company, mans a traffic control point Tuesday on 8th Army Blvd. at Yongsanover there.” Garrison. The beginning of the school year marks the return of traffic congestion near schools. Army safety officials “Hand function is really very dependent on the timeliness of want drivers to remember to slow down in school zones. See Luxury on Page 4 What ’s inside... INSIDE Commentary.............Page 2 Firefighters ignite DHL sports new School starts at Camp Hialeah Blotters..................Page 2 welcomes News and notes......Page 3 with puppy love children’s park Camp Humphreys Movies...................Page 14 newcomers Chaplain................Page 15 See Page 7 See Page 9 See Page 22 See Page 26 MWR Events...........Page 18
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 2 Sept. 3, 2004 MP Blotter Commentary The following entries were excerpted Success the result of hard work, good coachingfrom the past several week’s military By Steve Lambert best opportunities for success in that sport. Trainers and coachespolice blotters. These entries may be MEDDAC-Japan work intensely with their athletes to encourage and build theirincomplete and do not determine the desire for competition and their hope of victory.guilt or innocence of any person. We have seen some outstanding performances in the 2004 Once again, it comes down to dedicated and disciplined hard! Recently, military police were notified of an instance Olympics. Many of the sports are far beyond my personal work to fine tune the specific training necessary to compete inof purchase in excess of personal needs. A family sporting experience, but I am still amazed at the peak an event. Rarely, are athletes able to participate in multiple events,member entered an exchange store and purchased seven performances of the world-class athletes giving it their all in because of the diverse training requirements of each individualbottles of women’s perfume and 12 items of clothing Athens. event.totaling more than $360. She then went to a second Age is not a barrier, depending on the sport. Some of the The sprinter cannot compete at middle to long distances, andcashier and purchased four more bottles of women’s youngest athletes are in their mid-teens, and the oldest are well vice versa. How important is technique? A catch phrase in sportsperfume with miscellaneous items totaling more than into their 50’s. is that “form is everything.” In many respects, this is true;$185. She exited the exchange placing all the items in In fact, one woman in archery is half-way through a however, coaching critics frequently point out the exceptions.her vehicle, then she re-entered the exchange and pregnancy. As I evaluate the events, I try to figure out what Many athletes are capable of developing consistency withpurchased four more bottles of women’s perfume really separates the average fitness enthusiast or sports fanatic unorthodox styles. What is important is that these athletes havetotaling more than $156. She was detained and from the elite, world-class Olympian. perfected their style to the highest level of consistency. Oncetransported to the PMO, where she was advised of her Granted, there is an element of genetic predisposition, again hard work and the right kind of coaching are necessary tolegal rights, which she waived rendering a written sworn whatever that really means. But, those of us who are less gifted achieve this standard of performance.statement denying the above offense. Her ration control still want to imagine that we could will ourselves above this In sport, there is always adversity. Things will go wrong.plate was seized and all merchandise was collected as whole genetic notion. What separates the average weekend warrior and theevidence. She was further processed, issued an order To do this requires hard work, determination, great coaching professional or world-class athlete is how well they are ableto show cause memorandum, and released to her and psychological support. Maybe the key is raw, God-given get beyond the slump or the miscue. Paul Hamm is the men’ssponsor. The staff judge advocate was briefed on all talent. In the right environment, and with the right kind of all-around gymnastics gold medal champion. Hamm overcameaspects of this investigation and opined that sufficient coaching, swimmers and gymnasts are pegged at an early age adversity as he stumbled on the landing in the vault, droppingevidence exists to charge her with the above offense. for their talent. him to 12th place. The odds were insurmountable that he could Then, their training regimen is nurtured for years to bring come back, but he finished with stellar performances in the! Military police recently stopped a vehicle operated them up to world-class skill. Without hard work and discipline, next two events.by a family member onpost for having defective raw talent will fizzle into slightly better than average. Consider Somehow, Paul Hamm accessed every aspect of his physicalequipment. When MPs approached the vehicle, they that strength, power, speed, agility, endurance and technique all and emotional training to complete his quest for Olympic gold.detected the strong odor of alcohol on the driver’s come into play. This is the result of determination, hard work, talent and greatbreath. The driver was administered a portable breathalyzer Every sport requires varied, yet specific skills. Shooting and coaching support.test, which registered a 0.062 percent blood- alcohol archery sports demand high intensity focus, tempo and I always dream that each one of us is able to achieve beyondlevel. The driver was given series of field sobriety test concentration. Whereas boxing requires a combination of speed our potential. Such achievement; however, does not come bywhich the driver failed. She was then taken to the local or reaction time, power, strength, endurance and agility. luck. Success is the result of hard work and some well-coachedmedical facility for a laboratory blood alcohol test after, Other sports all have specific training strategies to give the talent.which she was taken to the PMO. She was advised of Morning Calm Weekly Soundoff:her legal rights, which she invoked. She was given anorder to show cause letter, suspension of driving plans? What are your Labor Day weekend plans?privileges letter, fingerprinted, had her U.S. Forces Koreadrivers license was taken and she was released to hersponsor.! Military police were notified by e-mail of larcenyof government funds, fraud, forgery and false officialstatement. Investigation reveled that a Soldierprepared a Department of Defense Form 1351-2 (travelvoucher) and forged an officer’s signature in thesupervisors block and submitted the form to finance.Further investigation revealed the Soldier “Spend time with my “I am going up to Seoul “I will be sleeping in “I will be studying forphotocopied this travel voucher and submitted it girlfriend.” Pfc. Jung girlfriend.”— to meet up with friends barracks.”— Pfc. the barracks.” the promotionagain the following day as a supplemental voucher Hyun-je, Headquarters and from Fort. Hood.” Lee Ji-hoon, 501st Signal board.” Spc. 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MORNING CALMThe Morning Calm Weekly Page Sept. 3, 2004 3NEWS & NOTES DoDEA students score well in TerraNova By Sgt. Andrew Kosterman Osan Air Show Korea Region Public AffairsThere will be an air show at Osan Air Base 9 a.m. to4:15 p.m. Sept 18 and 19. The show is open toDepartment of Defense and Republic of Korea YONGSAN — Department of Defense EducationMinistry cardholders.There will be no driving Activity has made significant gains in standardized testingpermitted, except for emergency, security and air of military school students between 2002 and 2004.show vehicles, on Osan Air Base Sept. 19 because According to a DoDEA press release, studentsof the air show. administered the TerraNova, a standardized test that measures student progress in core-subject areas, showed LDS Retreat, Conference gains in the “above the standard” and “at the standard.”The Seoul Korea Military District of the Church of grading levels. Also, students whose scores were in theJesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is holding a “below the standard” decreased.Koreawide conference for all church members The standardized test gives DoDEA results that cannoon- 9 p.m. Sept. 11 and 10 a.m.- noon Sept. be compared to a sample group of students across the DODEA12. Along with the conference, there will be a United States. The 2004 test results show DoDEA Military school students average tests scores are higher than the nationalretreat for single members 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10 and students’ average scores remain higher than the national average, the 50th percentile, in all subject areas, according to DoDEA9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sept. 11. average in all subject areas, at all grade levels tested. officials. Thirty-seven of 45 subtest scores were 10-20 points above the One of the factors that contributed to the increase in national average of 50 percent. Services Center Offers Ser vices scores was a special focus in different areas in last fewThe Digital Business Center is a resource for the years, said Janet Rope, DoDEA System and reading. Reading was the primary focus a few yearsentire Yongsan community. Located at South Post Accountability and Research administrator. ago.Building 8105 across from Starbucks, the center The first area was on high school programs. Defense schools also focused on students with special-offers Internet access, cyber games, documentprinting, copying, scanning, digital photo printing, “We have added new, more demanding courses, learning needs, Rope said. Last year, 96 educators werefax services, computer software and hardware increased our graduation requirements and provided hired to administer diagnostic tests before special-upgrades and repairs as well as office supplies and teachers with training to help them meet student learning education teachers administered them.DVDs. The center is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven needs for all students,” Rope said.days a week. Children under age 12 must be Last year, the system focused on math instead of E-mail Andrew.Kosterman@korea.army.milaccompanied by an adult. 121st General Hopital T yphoon: Preparedness is key to survival Lectures By Capt. Carla Simmons susceptible to flooding. flooding, do not store items on the floor.Starting Thursday, the Department of Pathology U.S. Army Claims Office ! Take extra precautions when ! Individuals are responsible for(Lab) will be closed 8 - 9 a.m. the first Thursday of driving near water puddles to avoid minimizing further damage or loss tothe month. The Lab is instituting a continuing YONGSAN — The power of a hidden potholes or loosened manhole personal property.education lecture series. The target audience in typhoon can be awesome. Those who covers. By remembering these few things,the laboratory staff, but lectures will be open to all witness its destructive potential know ! If a typhoon approaches, turn off one can reduce the chances of havinginterested parties. The lectures will occur in the that preparation is the key to survival, and unplug all electronic devices such personal property damaged in a typhoon.121st General Hospital classroom, located on the for both the individual and their personal as televisions, microwaves, computers For more information, contact the2nd floor. For more information, call Maj. Rex property. and stereos. Be aware that power nearest Army claims office: YongsanBerggren at 737-6225 or Staff Sgt. Richard Krueger Army claims offices around the surges usually occur after power 738-8294; Camp Casey 730-1910;at 737-6918. outages, when power is restored. Republic of Korea want people to Camp Red Cloud 732-6017; Camp remember a few basic tips for when a ! During power outages, keep Humphreys 753-8047; Camp Henry Area II Bowling refrigerator and freezer doors closed to typhoon may be approaching. 768-6631. Tournament ! Avoid driving or parking in or near prevent food spoilage.There will be a bowling tournament for E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org drainages and low-lying areas ! In low-lying areas susceptible toservicemembers Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 at YongsanBowling Center. The tournament is open to active-duty military in Area II only. To enter the tournament,men must have an average of 170 or above. Women Duty Assignment of Choice DeCA to deliver savings,must have an average of 130 or higher. The topeight men and top four women finishers will more to customersrepresent Area II in the 8th U.S. Army Bowling Korea Region Public Affairs Officetournament Oct. 5-8 at Yongsan. Interested bowlersmust register at Yongsan Bowling Center by Sept. YONGSAN — The Defense Commissary Agency wants20. Call 738-8608, 736-7746, 736-4032 or 732- shoppers to remember that its biannual case lot sale is scheduled7830 for more information. for this month. The “world’s biggest case lot sale,” will save customers up to IDEA Openings 50 percent on popular paper goods, canned goods, cleaning productsInternational Distance Education of Alaska is currently and more, DeCA officials said.interviewing and enrolling members. Families may The sale has happened since September 2001. It was expandedregister on the IDEA Web site, www.intidea.org. to twice a year in 2004. During May’s sale, customers worldwide saved more than $5 million on more than 1 million cases of products, Voters Week Armed Forces Voters Week according to a DeCA press release.Armed Forces Voters Week is today - Sept. 11. More Dates and locations for this September’s sale can be found oninformation about voting may be found at www.fvap.gov. DeCA’s Web site, www.commissaries.com. Many stores also mayRemember, “It’s your future, vote for it!” provide a sample list of planned sale items and sale hours on the “spotlighting” page. Eater y Closure Eatery DeCA recommends that customers contact their local stores toYongsan American Eatery, Building S-1455, will be verify sale dates, times and items, which may change due toclosed Sept. 12 for an organizational day. unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or delivery problems. Store telephone numbers are on the Web page. 176th FINCOM FTX DeCA also reminds military retirees near Army and Air ForceThe 176th Finance Battalion will conduct a field training installations to go to the Web site to check for sales during the Sept.exercise Nov. 1-5. In and out processing will have PHOTO BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN 17-19 weekend. If the sale is scheduled that weekend, DeCA saidnormal hours at the 1st Replacement Company. There A guest checks out of the Chejudo Recreation Center Saturday on it will coincide with the Army and Air Force installation exchanges’will also be customer service at Camp Coiner’s Tent Jeju Island. The center has hotel rooms, cars and recreational “Still Serving” campaign, for which sales and events also areCity. equipment for rent. Call 763-3330 for more information. planned.
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 4 Sept. 3, 2004Program sends 100,000th Soldier homeBy Cpl. Matt Millham began almost a month ago whenArmy News Service organizers of the R&R program realized they were coming up on the landmark KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait — Almost number, said Lt. Col. Frazlier L. Pope,a year after its inception, the rest and chief of R&R programs for operations inrecuperation program for American and supporting Iraq and Afghanistan.troops engaged in Operations Iraqi “We had folks who stepped up … onceFreedom and Enduring Freedom reached they realized the significance of thea milestone when the 100,000th troop in 100,000th R&R Soldier,” Frazlier said.the program flew out of the Central Recognizing the 100,000th travelerCommand theater of operations Aug. 26. with the pageantry displayed Thursday The 100,000 R&R Soldier is Sgt. was in large part designed to help bring ADCharles Petty, who has been stationed at attention to the program’s role inCamp Steel Dragon in Baghdad and maintaining the morale, physical andattached to the 89th Military Police psychological well-being of AmericanBrigade. troops serving overseas. Army Col. Louis Yuengert, who “People may not realize the value andformally announced the Soldier’s name the impact it has on sustaining the force,”and presented gifts to the Petty, told the said Maj. Edgardo Pimentel, R&R officer-crowd of roughly 500 R&R Soldiers in-charge at Camp Doha, Kuwait. “I’m surewaiting for flights out of Kuwait, “This the military recognizes its value and triesSoldier represents you.” to make sure the country understands its Petty appeared and accepted an value, and I think they do. It’s 100,000armload of gifts that included a free Soldiers, but it’s also 100,000 families.”round-trip flight to anywhere in the world The CENTCOM R&R program startedfor Petty and a family member and a $200 late last September. It pays for air travel to GOESArmy and Air Force Exchange Service and from the R&R Soldier’s leave addressgift certificate. and allows the Soldier to take a 14-day “It’s a wonderful way to start off “stress break” from the CENTCOM areaR&R,” said Petty. “Now I’ve got another of operations, according to officials. Travelstory to tell the folks at home.” time to and from Kuwait is not included in Preparation for the 100,000th Soldier the 14-day break.Luxury from Page 1repair,” Kolb explained. “So having a hand and cancer surgery in general,” he said.surgeon in Iraq can make a difference in “We’ve been in a little bit of a squeezehaving a functional hand after an injury, and our ability to do cosmetic surgeryand not having a functional hand. It’s has been compromised a certain bit. But,that important.” we’re still offering most every service HERE “We also have nasal reconstruction we’ve always offered — certainly thepatients — people who have part or all waiting times have increased though.”of their nose blown away,” he said. And Walter Reed plastic surgeons also findwe’ve all been involved in some very time for research. “We are on a (Fooddifficult head and neck traumas with Iraq and Drug Administration) protocol forgoing on. Those are always very difficult using silicone-gel implants for breastto do because of the complexity. reconstructive work,” Kolb said. This “There are some injuries where allows doctors in the Walter Reedyou’re never going to make a person look Comprehensive Breast Center to sendnormal again. And unfortunately, some their breast cancer patients to plasticof the injuries we’ve seen (from Iraq) surgery for a consult for breastare in that category. But we make them implantation.function, obviously saving the patient’s To help maintain the surgeons’ skillslife is important. Functional in all areas of plastic surgery, Kolb saidconsiderations are much more important services are sometimes provided in otherthan cosmetic,” Kolb explained. areas. Walter Reed gets thousands of“Luckily, we’ve had some good results plastic surgery consults for beneficiarieswith the reconstruction, and I think it wanting some type of cosmetic surgery.will return people to certain levels of duty “The demand is tremendous and wein some cases.” don’t have the time to devote to all of Kolb explained how the types of them,” he said. “Because of that, Isurgery can vary. personally have to go through all of the “The spectrum of plastic surgery consults that go to the service, andgoes from the very simple, purely prioritize them.” Kids and patients withcosmetic things, up to the very complex cancer who need reconstructive surgerymicrovascular surgery,” Kolb said. come first.“Using microvascular techniques, Because of Walter Reed’s vastsurgeons can move a piece of tissue with expertise in plastic surgery, medicalits artery and vein to another part of a students from the Uniformed Servicespatient’s body and hook into a different University of Health Sciences come toartery and vein. This is something Walter the hospital’s Plastic Surgery Service toReed plastic surgeons perform regularly. conduct research. Despite supporting deployments and The service also offers a uniquespending long hours in the operating opportunity for the USUHS residents.room to treat the war wounded, “We “We’re also restarting humanitarian tripshave maintained our support of the down to Central and South America inBreast Center and of cleft lip, cleft pallet fiscal year 2005,” Kolb said.
Page 5 Sept. 3, 2004Warriors strike deep at Rocket Valley ValleyBy Master Sgt. Pleasant Lindsey III rockets in each pod,” said Maj. Gordon Gore, qualified while engaging three different types of2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Headquarters and Headquarters Battery. “The missions: battalions MLRS devastating firing can have a truly !At my command ROCKET VALLEY— The M-270A1 Multiple destructive effect on the enemy and enough fire power !Fire when readyLaunch Rocket System at Rocket Valley aims and that matches perhaps five or six cannon battalions.” !Time and targetstrikes deep just south of the boundaries of the “The readiness here in Korea is unlike that of any During the firing sessions, an MLRS crew usesdemilitarized zone. Ive ever seen,” Gore said. “Knowing the threat is three of a pod’s six rockets and leaves the rest at The 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment within kilometers of your duty station and within range the ammo holding area. Throughout the exercise,recently went to work as they qualified MLRS crews, of your weapons systems, we have to train with high the MLRS is carefully maintained to ensure itsas part of their yearly training on the MLR systems. intensity all of the time.” effectiveness and stay true to its fight-tonight “The MLRS is capable of holding two pods, six With 18 launchers in the battalion, the Soldiers calling. “Maintenance is not hard, but youve got to do a lot of it to make sure youre up and ready for battle,” said Pfc. Joshua Rupert, Battery A. Staff Sgt. Ken Winters, Battery A, said as a section chief, its his job to check, verify and recheck the maintenance. “Whether it is something as simple as getting from a high point to the firing point, or verifying safety data for firing, I have to ensure everything is correct,” he said. “One of the main things, we as a crew concentrate on doing is not just getting the job done, but completing the mission safely,” Rupert said. “We dont care how long it takes us to finish our job, as long as nobody gets hurt.” Lt. Col. Matthew Dawson, battalion commander, said the live fire is a test of a lot of different things in the unit. “Combined with the challenges we face in the training area, along with coordinating with the local people for convoys, it becomes a test for the whole unit,” Dawson said. “It is a challenge we are more PHOTO BY MASTER SGT. LINDSEY PLEASANT than ready to meet.”Soldiers from the 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery fire their M-270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems during a weapons trainingexercise. E-mail LindseyPL@korea.army.milCamp Page opens beauty shop Multiple Launch Rocket Systems deliver on battlefieldArea I Public Affairs Office 1st Cavalry Division Public Affairs Office The basic warhead carries improved conventional submunitions. The MLRS, however, CAMP PAGE – Army and Air Force Exchange The Multiple Launch Rocket System provides is capable of supporting and delivering all of theService Northern Region officials announced the Aug. counterbattery fire and suppression of enemy air MLRS family of munitions, including the Army21 opening of Camp Page beauty-shop services at defenses, light materiel and personnel targets. tactical missile system weapon.the existing post barber shop. Growth programs are underway to extend the “We were elated at the news,” said Cecil Bell, Camp Description and specifications range of the rocket system and to upgrade thePage installation manager. “We’ve had such a recent The system is an artillery weapon system that fire control and launcher mechanical systems.influx of female Soldiers and family members…this supplements cannon artillery fires by delivering large The M-270A1 upgrade consists of the improvedreally became a necessity.” volumes of firepower in a short time against critical, fire control system and the improved launcher The idea for a service targeted toward female hair time-sensitive targets. mechanical system modifications. The IFCS willcare was brought up at several past Camp Page town mitigate electronic obsolescence and will providehall meetings. growth for future weapon systems. The service was delayed, AAFES officials said, The ILMS provides rapid response to time-while hair care specialists could be trained to handle sensitive targets by reducing the aiming time bythe wide variety of American styles. 70 percent and reducing the reload time by 50 “Obviously, it saves time and effort for the people percent.who use the service,” Bell said. “They don’t have totravel to Camp Red Cloud or Yongsan now.” Length: 6,832 mm “We passed out 25 coupons valued at $20 each to Width: 2,972 mmpotential customers,” said Yun Hui-rim, AAFES Weight: 24,756 kgNorthern Region assistant manager. Range: 483 km The hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Average speed: 40 kphSaturdays. Max speed: 56 kph “We’re also going to do some minor renovations LOCKHEED MARTIN PHOTO Crew: 3at the Camp Page barber and beauty shop,” Yun said.
Page 6 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 3, 2004NEWS & NOTES CRC opens improved driving range Free Golf Clinic By Pfc. Stephanie PearsonThe Camp Red Cloud Golf Course will host a Area I Public Affairs Officefree golf clinic Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. – 12p.m. Three Professional Golfers Association CAMP RED CLOUD — Camp Red Cloud golfers canexperts will be instructing. Reservations are not now practice their drives off the golf course, since the post’srequired. renovated driving range opened Aug. 21. The driving range, closed since April, underwent extensive Eighth Army Triathlon Triathlon repairs costing close to $46,000.The Eighth Army Triathlon team competition “It was a complete renovation,” said Donald Durden, CRCwill be held Sept. 12 at Camp Casey’s Hanson golf course manager. “The whole existing driving range wasField House. Race-day registration is from 8 to torn down, except for the frame for the hitting area, which9:30 a.m. and competition will begin at 10 a.m. was re-covered and extended. All of the driving area is brand new, including new sod, netting and poles.” Prevention of Sexual In addition to physical changes, golf course management Training Harassment Training also amended the range’s hours of operation. The range isThe Area I Equal Opportunity office will be now open the same hours as the golf shop: 7 a.m. to dusk ontraining Korean civilian employees in prevention weekdays, and 6 a.m. to dusk on weekends. This way,of sexual harassment 9:30 – 11 a.m. Sept. 13 Soldiers and civilians can now swing through a bucket ofin the Camp Red Cloud Theater. All Korean balls or two during their lunch break.employees are required to have this training. A small bucket of golf balls, which contains about 45 balls, costs $1.50, and a large bucket is $3. Civilian Appreciation “It’s good to have it open again,” Durden said. “It’s good W eek to have it available to Soldiers – that was a large complaint,The week of Sept. 13-17 has been designated especially in the spring, when everyone was getting theirU.S. Forces Korea Civilian Appreciation Week. clubs out. Now the Soldiers have an area where they can practice.” Job Fair The chipping and putting greens are undergoing seasonalThe 2004 Warrior Job Fair is scheduled Sept. maintenance right now, he added, but all facilities should be15 at Camp Mobile by appointment only. For PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON open in the next 30 days. The driving range will remain openmore information, call 730-4044, or preregister Maj. Jon Nufable, deputy inspector general, Office of the Inspector year-round.online at http://www.morejobs.net. General, 2nd Infantry Division, practices his swing on Camp Red Cloud’s renovated driving range. E-mail email@example.com FAST ClassThe Camp Red Cloud Education Center isholding a FAST class for GT-score improvement What’s on the Warrior Labor Day weekend radar8 a.m. to 5 p.m Sept. 20 - 24, InterestedSoldiers must take the pre-test of adult basiceducation, which is offered every Monday at 8a.m. in the education center. Registration forthis class ends Sept. 16. Training EEO Update TrainingAll U.S. military and civilian managers of civilianemployees are required to attend a briefingSept. 21 on changes and updates to U.S. federalequal employment opportunity and civil rightslaws. Training will be held in the Camp RedCloud theater and will be offered in two sessions:9 – 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. V olunteer LuncheonThe Area I chapter of the American Red Crosswill host its Volunteer and Volunteer Unit ofthe Quarter luncheon for the 3rd and 4th quarter11:30 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Camp Red Cloudpavilion. The luncheon will have a luau theme. Troops to Teachers Teachers Awareness DayTroops to Teachers representatives will be at theCamp Red Cloud Education Center Oct. 14 forTroops to Teachers Awareness Day. Activities willinclude presentations by TTT representatives inthe morning and individual meetings in theafternoon, where representatives will be able toreview transcripts, counsel and guide interestedindividuals. All Area I servicemembers andcivilians are invited to attend.Sept. 11 Memorial Ser viceThe Camp Red Cloud unit ministry teams, CRCFire Department and the 2nd Infantry Divisionband will hold a Sept. 11 remembrance service4 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Warrior Chapel. The eventis open to all services and religions, andeveryone is invited to attend. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON
MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page Sept. 3, 2004 7Firefighters ignite with puppy loveBy Pfc. Stephanie PearsonArea I Public Affairs Office CAMP RED CLOUD — The U.S.Army Garrison, Camp Red Cloud firedepartment’s newest member isn’t yourtypical firefighter. At less than 12 inchestall and weighing in at a mere 5 pounds,she’s definitely the smallest member onthe force - but that hasn’t stopped herfrom winning the hearts of all who meether. Sparky is a seven-week-oldDalmatian puppy who joined the firedepartment Aug. 25. John Cook, USAG, CRC fire chief,said fire department officials had beentalking about getting a “fire dog” for awhile, but didn’t jump on the idea untilLt. Col. William Huber, USAG CRCcommander, suggested getting aDalmatian. “Dalmatians and fire trucks havebeen together as far back as I canremember,” Huber said. “I remembervisiting the fire department as a childduring Fire Safety Week, and I recall apositive encounter with a Dalmatian.Today, I can never recall the firemanwho showed us around the station and PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSONtrucks, but I remember that Dalmatian Sparky, a 7-week-old Dalmatian puppy, inspects a fire truck. Sparky is the newest member of the US Army Garrison, Camp Red Cloud Firesitting on the ladder truck or riding in Department.the front of the truck on the way to a choice for early firefighters and soon to help keep people’s attention – Casey dining facilityfire.” became the symbol of fire departments especially young people – when we go Dalmatians have a long history as fire across the nation. out on vehicle displays. She’ll adddogs that began in the 1700s with the Luckily for Sparky, the garrison fire publicity and help enhance the fire-safety takes honorsrise of organized fire stations. Back department uses fire trucks equipped program.” By Pfc. Giancarlo Casemthen, firefighting equipment was carried with alarms, so her duties will be less 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office “There are many families living in theon horse-drawn wagons. Dogs were physical than her firedog forefathers. area that must always be aware of firetrained to lead the horses through However, they won’t be any less CAMP CASEY — The 8th U.S. safety and fire prevention,” Hubercrowded streets, protect them from important, Cook said. Army recently announced the best added. “Sparky’s major role is toother dogs, and run ahead of the fire “She’s going to be a typical mascot place to eat in Korea: The Division promote fire safety, fire prevention andwagons to clear intersections by barking in one sense, as far as just being with Support Command Dining Facility strong community relations. Foran alarm. Since Dalmatians have no fear the guys,” he said, “and she’s already at Camp Casey. example, she’ll be trained to teach theof horses, are very fast, have the fitting in quite well that way. In this The 2nd Infantry Division food community how to stop, drop and roll,stamina to run as much as 20-30 miles station, she’s raised morale a lot. But services troops received the coveted which is an immediate action drill whena day and are easily recognized by their we’re also going to use Sparky to help Phillip A. Connelly award fordistinct markings, they were a natural with the fire-prevention message, and See Puppy on Page 8 excellence in Army food service. “This is a very high award,” saidRealignment changes military landscape Staff Sgt. Wilbert Anderson, DFAC ration noncommissioned officer. “ItNine Area I camps face “Things are moving very quickly,” A. Macdonald, director of the feels good to be the very best. This said Anthony Vicente, U.S. Army Installation Management Agency, Korea gives the Soldiers lots of accolades.”transfer to Korean control Garrison, Camp Casey civilian executive Region. In the June 24 evaluation roundBy David McNally assistant. “Between now and September There is a current hiring freeze forArea I Public Affairs Office we’re preparing barracks space and Korean employees across the peninsula. See Honors on Page 8 motor pools.” Some employees affected by the CAMP RED CLOUD — The official Vicente said the Camp Casey reduction-in-force will be hired into jobsannouncement Aug. 20, which outlines directorate of public works and civilian left open in other areas because of thatthe U.S. Forces Korea plan to transfer contractors are fully engaged in freeze.nine Area I camps to Korean control, preparing for the influx of troops. Macdonald is working closely withwill change the face of Warrior Country. Eight camps on the USFK the Korean Employees Union to help Camps Greaves and Howze, both in announcement are in the Western them understand, and closely coordinatethe Western Corridor, are quiet. Few Corridor. the move.Soldiers remain. The deployment of the “We recognize this announcement is Camp Falling Water was the only2nd Brigade Combat Team resulted in of great concern to our Korean Uijeongbu Enclave camp transfer listedthousands of vacant barracks rooms. workforce,” Christiansen said. “We are in the latest announcement. The “In this phase, we are preparing to working hard to ensure employment installation is home to the Camp Redconsolidate units into the Dongducheon actions are handled fairly.” Cloud directorate of public works, anand Uijeongbu enclaves,” said Col. Jeff Reduction-in-force announcements American Forces Network affiliateChristiansen, Area I commander. “We were delivered to 509 Area I Korean station, Army and Air Force Exchangeare fully engaged in preparing to absorb workers Aug. 23. Service Northern Region offices and a P HOTO BY PFC . G IANCARLO C ASEMthe people and equipment from the “It is most unfortunate that we must small military intelligence detachment. Pfc. Annrae Oberdick, preparesrealignment.” release some of our loyal KN employees hamburger during a lunch rush. Camp Hovey is a beehive of activity. from their jobs,” said Brig. Gen. John E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Page 8 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 3, 2004Dining from Page 7of the competition, the dining facility said, “young Soldiers (are) willing to putwent up against all the other 8th U.S. in the time and effort to make theArmy dining facilities, and won. mission happen.” The contest judges based the award The dining facility also gets very goodon food taste, but they also used a support from the DISCOM chain ofnumber of other criteria. The command, said Anderson.organization’s administrative She said the support is indicated bypaperwork, food receiving and the command’s attention to the facility’spreparation techniques, proper cooking themed atmosphere. The eatery has antimes and serving size were all put to oriental garden motif to it and is knownthe test during the competition. by the name, “the Oriental Garden.” What sets this DFAC apart from the There are oriental fans and dragonsother DFACs are its standards, said mounted on the walls. Japanese dollsStaff Sgt. Angela Skillern, food and dragons adorn the food serviceoperations sergeant. bars. The staff said the Oriental Garden “We have professional leaders who provides a restaurant atmosphere forset high standards,” she said. Soldiers to enjoy their meals. These standards are not just for the Being a “high-profile” DFACbenefit of the dining facility’s Soldiers, certainly has its perks, Anderson said.but also for the welfare of customers. The staff even had the opportunity to The food-service Soldiers maintained provide quality services to the Secretaryhigh levels of personal hygiene and of Defense, the Honorable Donald H.safety standards. Judges evaluated how Rumsfeld during a visit.they applied food protection measures “We perform the best because of ourin the facility. cooking skills and the quality of the The Soldiers have to be able to staff,” Anderson said.perform preliminary food preparation Kitchen performance and awards areprocedures. More importantly, they not the only things that Skillern said shehave to be able to prepare and cook is concerned about.meals that consist of the major food “I care about my job,” she said, “Igroups. care about the Soldiers that walk through The success may also be attributed here everyday.”to its staff itself, Anderson said. “We have a special team,” Anderson E-mail email@example.comPuppy from Page 7escaping a fire. Additionally, Sparky will the firemen, and she’s already actingaccompany department members on all like she owns the fire station. Shecommunity-relations events in the parks, follows the firemen around, and evenschools and during station visits.” has a few favorites!” While the firefighters were excited Since Sparky is too young to startabout adding a Dalmatian to the force, training for her “official” duties, thefinding one for sale on the peninsula firemen are concentrating on raising awas a little difficult. friendly, well-socialized dog. “We searched the Internet, went to a “Her primary home will be here, butlot of pet shops and finally found a as soon as she gets a little bit older,breeder who had Dalmatians,” Cook we’re going to get her associated withexplained. “We did some talking with the other fire stations in the USAG CRCthem, and finally came up with the dog.” fire department,” Cook said. Once Sparky arrived at her new Cook said they are happy to have her.home in the CRC fire station, it did not “She’s officially a member of our firetake her long to get used to her new department now and well-welcomed,”surroundings. he said. “I’m surprised,” Cook said. “Withinthe first day, she was getting used to E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSONChae Tae-pyong, a Camp Red Cloud firefighter, pets Sparky. Firefighters said the new mascothas boosted station morale.
Sept. 3, 2004 Page 9Chaplain givesmore than 40 yearsof service to ArmyBy Alex HarringtonArea II Public Affairs Office YONGSAN — Like many peoplewho feel they are called by God toserve others, this Army chaplainreacted the same way many would. However, fortunate for the U.S.Army, this chaplain eventually did anabout face in his military career toanswer God’s call. Today, with nearly 41 years ofservice, including tours in Vietnam andIraq, Army Chaplain (Lt. Col.) HardieHiggins continues to serve bothSoldiers and civilians. During high school, Higgins felt acall to serve, but not as a chaplain. Hedecided to ignore the call he said hefelt from God for something else. “I wanted to be a Soldier, so Irejected the call to be a minister andjoined the Army Reserve.” Following seven years in the PHOTO BY PFC. PARK JIN-WOOReserve, Higgins entered active duty “What The Book?” in Itaewon has a variety of English books. There are many bookstores in Seoul that offer books written in English Exploring Seoul: Findingin 1968 and was assigned to 3 rdArmored Division, which was locatedin Germany. stores with English books Even then, Higgins recalled, “I hadno thought being an Army chaplain oreven a minister.” After arriving to Germany, the Army Story by Pfc. Park Jin-woo textbooks, and range from used books to current bestsellersdeployed Higgins to the Republic of like Bill Clinton’s, “My Life.”Vietnam for a one-year tour. He Area II Public Affairs Office One of the most recognized bookstores in Seoul is foundreturned to the United States and re- in the Kyobo Building, which is located in the Jongno area.entered the Reserve following his tour. YONGSAN — For many avid readers in Area II, finding a good book written in English may be challenging. But there is Kyobo, the largest bookstore in the Republic of Korea, displays In 1978, the call on Higgins’ heart more than 2 million books.finally reached a level where he could hope for those who are willing to travel around Seoul to find what they are looking for. The store is divided into 10 sections, including a foreign-not ignore it any longer. book section. “I finally realized that I couldn’t There are a few bookstores that offer a variety of choices between fiction and nonfiction, academic and occupational See Book on Page 10evade God’s call forever,” Higgins said. Dragon Hill Lodge sports new children’s park for families“While serving as a manager at aChrysler auto dealership I finally yieldedto the Lord’s call for my life and By Pfc. Park Yung-kwi equipment for different age groups andanswered it.” Area II Public Affairs Office a bay window between the park and After more than 17 years of Market Square.avoiding the feelings inside him, Higgins YONGSAN — The Dragon Hill “To compliment our host nation’senrolled in Northwestern Oklahoma Lodge debuted its new children’s park culture and surroundings we purposelyUniversity. He graduated in 1982, and Aug. 21, located on the building’s south included traditional Korean features likesoon after became a seminarian at side, just outside Market Square. totem poles, which symbolize guardsPhillips Theological Seminary at Enid, “We definitely needed a place for of the land and Kimchi pots,” Park said.Okla. children because more than 80 percent Park added the area is staffed during Higgins received his Master of PHOTO BY PFC. PARK YUNG-KWI of our rooms are rented by families,” Kids enjoy the day at Dragon Hill Lodge normal working hours to maintainDivinity degree in 1983. said Rich Gorman, Dragon Hill Lodge safety in addition to 24-hour security. During his time at seminary, Higgins children’s park. Children’s park offers a better general manager. “The new addition to place for incoming and outgoing guests. First aid treatment is also available 24served in the Reserve, but seldom the hotel is just another proof that hours a day.giving any thought he would ever Korea is the assignment of choice.” was a vacant space with a tennis court “The park is a place for parents toreturn to active-duty to serve Soldiers, Gorman added, “I want Soldiers and that patrons rarely used, said Gina bring their children,” said Park. “It was“mostly due to his age,” he said. their families to feel welcomed during Park, Dragon Hill Lodge marketing designed not only for patrons, but for However, an active-duty Army their stay at Dragon Hill Lodge.” director. everyone.”chaplain noticed the seminarian and Before the construction of the The area now features a basketball See Chaplain on Page 11 children’s park, the south-entrance area half court, a water fountain, playground E-mail YungKwi.Park@korea.army.mil
Page 10 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 3, 2004NEWS & NOTES Experience traditional Korean Theater in Seoul By Sgt. Kim Hee-jin Commander’s Hotline Area II Public Affairs OfficeThe Commander’s Hotline e-mail address email@example.com. For more information,call 738-5017. YONGSAN — There is a theater here that calls itself a “the purity and Area II Closure essence of the Korean theater.”The Area II Customer Service Point, also known as Chongdong Theater, the firstCIF, will be closed Sept. 6, 27 - 29, and 30. The Western-style theater in Korea, hostsCSP office will be open for turn-ins and direct traditional Korean and art performances,exchanges 8 - 11:30 a.m. and issues 1 - 4 p.m. while touching and changing Koreaweekdays, except Thursday. For more information, culture through progressive art,call 736-7493. campaigning new cultural awareness and cultivating young minds, both Cub Scouts Korean and Western alike. Pack 89 Events The theater is located in the centerThe Cub Scouts Pack 89 has sign-up at the Seoul of Seoul, near city hall. It offersAmerican High School Cafeteria 7 p.m. Sept. 10. several Korean traditional events suchTraining for all leaders at the Scout Hut on South Post as court music and unique9 a.m. Sept. 18 at Building 3793. For more information, performances. In February 1997, it COURTESY OF CHONGDONG THEATERcall 738-3181 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. became the first theater in Korea to Dancers are dresses in Hanbok, Korean traditional costume, during the performace. commercialize traditional arts under Air Force Birthday the name “Korean traditional stage.” attendants eager to provide assistance you will be entertained in throughout Celebration If you decide to go a young Korean in English and also serve traditional Chongdong’s performances.There is an Air Force Birthday Celebration 9:30 a.m. woman dressed in her ancestor ’s green tea as a compliment to all guests The first is the court music ensemble,Sept. 16 at Dragon Hill Lodge Mezzanine. Personnel traditional attire—the Hanbok, will greet attending for the evening. a combination and arrangement ofneed to be in place by 9:20 a.m. for the commander’s you. The theater offers a special treat to different instruments, producingcall. And if you’re hesitant to go because its guests by hosting special ‘after classical music with the unique rhythms of the Korean language barrier, there is show’ events, where guests are invited and sounds of traditional Korean Kenneth Copeland no need to worry because there are to meet the performers, hold photo instruments. Ministries sessions, and During the second performance, youSouth Post Chapel will offer Keneth Copeland ministries enjoy a variety of will experience the “buchaechum,” orOct. 18 - 19. Services are open to all. The different events a Korean fan dance, which is based onsuggested donation for limited seating is $5. For that are sure to a shaman dance. While at the show,more information, see your unit chaplain. leave a lasting notice the large fans with floral design, impression on all tapered with a feather pattern. OCS Board who attend, Performances begin at 4 p.m.Area II Support Activity local Officer Candidate School according to a through October to March and 8 p.m.board will meet 9:30 a.m. Nov. 1 at the Command Korean travel Web from April through September. TheConference Room, Building 4305, Room 107. For site. show lasts about an hour and a half.more information, call 738-5017. However, if For more information about you are not one schedules and performances, go to SAES Registration who desires to Chongdong’s Web site at:The main office at Seoul American Elementary School C OURTESY OFC T stay after the HONGDONG HEATER www.chongdong.com.is open for kindergarten through fifth-grade registration. After the performace, audience has a chance to experience the Korean performance, thatFor those just moved to Seoul and are command traditional dance with dancers is okay, because E-mail Yungkwi.Park@korea.army.milsponsored or who missed reregistration, come toArmy Community Service, Building 4106, Room 121. Book from Page 9For more information, call 736-4478. “I was very impressed with the huge size of the bookstore,” bookstores in Seoul that sell English-language books only. said Caroleim Merkle, a German tourist. “There are is a “My prices, I think, are the cheapest for used books, and SNGC Nominations great variety of books here and wide range of choices to as well as for new books, in the country,” he said.Sung Nam Golf Club is seeking nominations for six at- choose from.” “What the Book” only carries used books, but can getlarge members. Candidates must be advanced green For those who are on a tight budget and can’t spend a new books shipped from the United States. Shipping isfee members. Nominations are open to active-duty, lot of money on new books, there is “What the Book,” a free of charge when you buy more than one book.Department of Defense civilians or family members. used bookstore located near the Itaewon mosque. If you don’t want to venture to Itaewon to visitSubmit a short profile – name, membership number, “We have more than 20,000 books in our store,” said Chiavetta’s used bookstore, then you can go to his Webcontact information and a short statement explaining Chris Chiavetta, the owner of the used bookstore. “We buy site, www.whatthebook.com.the reasons for wanting to serve on the council. For and sell used books at great prices.” “We have unbeatable customer service, free shippingmore information, call 738-7446. Chiavetta emphasized that his bookstore is quite different with over a million U.S. titles, many payment options and compared to other used bookstores. the advantage of being fully located in Korea,” Chiavetta Language Classes “Basically, the other bookstores I saw were doing brisk said.! An English as a second language class meets business. I thought I could do it a little bit better than them5:30 - 6:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at and just did it,” Chiavetta said, adding there are three used E-mail ParkJin@korea.army.milBuilding 4106, Room 124.! Korean language class meets 10 - 11 a.m., 11a.m. - noon, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. every Directions to some bookstores in SeoulTuesday and Thursday at Building 4106, Room 124. ! The Kyobo bookstore is a little over 20 minutes ! Youngpoong bookstore is located at the ExpressClasses are open to all ID card holders, to register, away from the Yongsan Army Garrison. One can travel Bus Terminal station, lines 3 and 7. Take the line 4 southcall 738-7505. by taking the subway. Use line number 4 from Samgakji and change to line number 7 at Chongsin University and station, and transfer to line number 5. head east. Delays at Installation ! The Kangnam branch of Kyobo bookstore is located ! There is another Youngpoong book store that is Gates at Kyobo Tower. From Kangnam station, walk 10 minutes located near Jonggak station, right off line 1, exits 5The Directorate of Public Works and the Provost towards Hannam Bridge. and 6.Marshal’s Office are working on force protection ! The Seoul Selection is located at Gwanghwamun ! Bandi and Lunis is located inside the COEX mallenhancements at all gates in Area II for the next few subway station near exit number 2. It is situated on the east at Samseong station, subway line 2.weeks. Military police ask that drivers be patient and side of Gyeongbokgung Palace, across from the parking lot.follow the instructions of guard force personnel.
The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 3, 2004 MORNING CALM Page 11Area II commander hosts newly-arrived educatorsBy John Nowell two-day “new teachers” orientation Aug. 23-24 impression resulting from the ACDE visitationArea II Public Affairs Office to introduce to them a variety of topics associated was that teachers and counselors are doing a with their assignment to Korea. wonderful job. They stated that communication YONGSAN — The Area II Support Activity The newcomers, as well as returning systems and collaboration between the militarycommander greeted incoming and returning educators, teachers and their spouses assigned and the schools were exemplary.’Department of Defense Dependents Schools to Area II, attended the reception hosted by Area “I will do all I can to help you make this toureducators Aug. 23 at a reception in the Dragon II. as rewarding for you, as you make learningHill Lodge. McNulty shared comments from a rewarding for our students,” McNulty added. “On behalf of Gen. Leon J. LaPorte, memorandum by the Director for DoDDS Pacific, McNulty also thanked several individuals forcommander, United States Forces Korea, I Nancy Bresell, concerning recent visits by all the support in preparing for the reception andwelcome you to Area II,” said Col. Timothy accreditation teams from North Central extended his appreciation to all the educators andM c N u l t y. “ To n i g h t , w e h o n o r y o u f o r t h e Association Commission on Accreditation and teachers “who make our job as parents andcontributions you will make towards the School Improvement and the Advisory Council leaders so much easier.”education of our youth for this new school year.” on Dependents Education to the Pacific. More than 100 DoDDS teachers attended a “I quote Bresell,” McNulty said. “‘The overall E-mail NowellJ@korea.army.milChaplain from Page 9helped him get a chaplaincy appointment on active-duty. Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was his job to help prepare Soldiers and families “In March 1984, I went to St. Louis to do my Reserve training and an before deploying to Iraq.Army chaplain took a ‘like’n to me,’” Higgins said jokingly. “This chaplain “When other units were readying equipment and personal gear, I ensuredwent to the Chief of Chaplains and they both agreed to give me a slot on my Soldiers were spiritually prepared,” he emphasized. “Forming prayer teamsactive duty. from family support groups was one of the first things we did before we “This was truly an act of God,” Higgins emphasized, “because to be deployed. We also obtained ‘Psalm 91’ cards to pass out to Soldiers so thataccepted as an Army chaplain, a candidate had to have gone through they can keep them in their pockets, stick in the window of their vehicles,ordination from their denomination. Looking back, the Lord blessed me. and so forth.”He wanted me to be a minister, and I wanted to be a Soldier, so God made To help the Soldiers deal with their fear, Higgins obtained books dealingme into a Soldier and minister.” with the subject and passed them out. Higgins compared his experiences as a drill instructor and now as an The books helped the Soldiers overcome their fears and made them realizeArmy chaplain and said the two positions shared many similarities. they had nothing to fear, he said. If their spirit is right; spiritually, they had “You have to be able to get the respect of the Soldiers,” Higgins said. nothing to fear.“As a drill instructor it was not hard for me to get respect from the Soldiers; “And once you don’t fear, then you can do your job without distraction,”not because I was a drill instructor or a sergeant first class, but I gained Higgins added.the respect by the way I handled myself.” Besides being a decorated Vietnam veteran, Higgins also served in E-mail email@example.com
Page 12 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 3, 2004FED wins USAF award Getting loudBy Gloria Stanley Installations and Logistics, presentedFar East District Public Affairs Office the award to Col. Janice L. Dombi, commander, Far East District, U.S. YONGSAN — The 2004 Air Force Army Corps of Engineers, whoDesign Awards and Air Force Agent accepted the award on behalf of theAwards Program Awards Committee Far East District at an awardselected the Far East District, U. S. ceremony, held in Washington, D.C.Army Corps of Engineers, as the 2004 on July 29. This award recognizes thewinner of the Agent of the Year Award work done for the U.S. Air Force byin the program’s construction the Far East District between Octobercategory. 1, 2002 and September 30, 2003. Maj. Gen. L. Dean Fox, the civilengineer, deputy chief of staff for E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org SG to deactivate Sept. 9By John Nowell Maj. Gen. Jeanette Edmunds,Area II Public Affairs Offcie commanding general, 19th Theater Support Command will host the Y O N G S A N — Headquarters, ceremony for the outgoing 34th34th Support Group will encase its Support Group Commander, Col.colors in a deactivation ceremony 1 Timothy K. McNulty.p.m. Thursday at Lombardo Field, McNulty, who has commandedYongsan Garrison South Post. 34th Support Group and Area II The unit began its history in 1966 since July 21, 2003, will continuewhen it was activated in the his concurrent position asR e p u b l i c o f Ve i t n a m . After C o m m a n d e r, A r e a I I S u p p o r tparticipanting in 15 campaigns, the Activity which was activated on34th was deactivated on Nov. 30, Oct. 7, 2003.1972. The ceremony is open to the In 1984, the unit was reactivated public. Attendees arriving byin Busan. It was later relocated to vehicle are encouraged to arriveYo n g s a n i n 1 9 9 0 a s p a r t o f a early, as parking is limited. PHOTO BY KIM HEE-JINreorganizing of U.S. units in the Children sound off during tae kwon do training at YS Physical Fitness Center on YongsanRepublic of Korea. E-mail NowellJ@korea.army.mil South Post.
Page 14 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 3, 2004 Now showing at AAFES Reel Time Theaters For additional listings or matinees call respective theater or see www.aafes.com AT THE Sept. 3 - 9 M OV I E S Location Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Phone No. Casey 730-7354 Spider Man 2 Spider Man 2 Alien vs. Predator Alien vs. Predator Sleepover Anchorman Anchorman Essayons 732-9008 No Show Dodgeball No Show Two Brothers Collateral No Show White Chicks Garry Owen 734-2509 No Show Collateral The Note Book The Note Book White Chicks No Show White Chicks Henry 768-7724 Spider Man 2 Two Brothers Collateral Troy No Show No Show No Show Humphreys 753-7716 Alien vs. Predator Alien vs. Predator Alien vs. Predator Anchorman Anchorman Sleepover Sleepover Hialeah 763-370 Collateral Dodgeball The Note Book No Show No Show No Show No Show Hovey 730-5412 No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show Howze Around the World in 734-5689 Collateral 80 Days No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show Without a Paddle Sleepover Three lifelong friends Before their freshman from Philadelphia go year in high school, Julie into the Oregon has a slumber party with wilderness in search her best friends and of lost treasure. they end up having the Canoeing down the adventure of their lives. Columbia River, the In attempt to cast off trio soon finds that their less-than-cool their canoeing reputations, they enter experience goes into an all-night wrong as the river turns dangerous. They finds scavenger hunt against their “popular girl” rivals. themselves hunted by two backwoods farmers and Hijacking dad’s car, sneaking into clubs, evading (On U.S. Army Installations Only) encounter treehugging hippie chicks and a crazy Julie’s mother, and even a first kiss - anything is old mountain man. Schedule subject to change possible at Julie’s Sleepover. Rated PG PG-13 PG-13 Location Sept. 3 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Phone No. Kunsan The Manchurian The Manchurian 782-4987 Candidate Candidate Spider Man 2 No Show Spider Man 2 Sleepover Sleepover Long The Chronicles of 721-3407 Dodgeball No Show Riddick The Stepford Wives No Show No Show No Show Osan Around the World in 784-4930 Without a Paddle Without a Paddle 80 Days Spider Man 2 Spider Man 2 Sleepover Sleepover Page 721-5499 No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show Red Cloud Harry Potter and the 732-6620 Alien vs. Predator Spider Man 2 Prisoner of Azakban White Chicks Sleepover No Show Without a Paddle Stanley 732-5565 Walking Tall Spider Man 2 Kill Bill 2 Kill Bill 2 No Show Without a Paddle Anchorman Yongsan I 738-7389 Without a Paddle Without a Paddle Without a Paddle Spider Man 2 Spider Man 2 Spider Man 2 Spider Man 2 Yongsan II The Chronicles of The Chronicles of The Chronicles of 738-7389 Sleepover Sleepover Sleepover Shrek 2 Riddick Riddick Riddick Yongsan III 738-7389 Sleepover Sleepover Sleepover Shrek 2 The Stepford Wives The Stepford Wives The Stepford Wives
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 3, 2004 15Chaplain’s corner: Lessons in humilityChaplain (Capt.) David K. Beavers for her. It turned out that she not only have spent five minutes trying to In the Christian tradition, the GospelTask Force 2-72 Armor wanted me to trim them, she wanted a sterilize myself after the experience. of John records a time when Jesus got full pedicure. When I got back into the room where up from the table and began to wash his “David, I need you to cut my toenails With much angst, I began to cut my grandmother was, I found her disciples’ feet. We see that the leader offor me.” and file and tend to my grandmother’s crying. She was not crying because of the group served those he led. The one As my grandmother spoke these feet. Things were all right until I the nail hitting me or of my actions. My who was most worth of being servedwords to me, I could feel my uneasiness reached nail number 7. It was this grandmother was crying because this was the very one who made himself agrow. I knew that she had just recently nail that flew into the air and stuck to act of cutting her nails had meant that servant.had hip replacement surgery and needed my upper lip. I was mortified, but I much to her. As we go about our doing our dutieshelp doing all sorts of tasks, but this was could not remove the nail because my You see, my grandmother was always and daily tasks, let us not forget thetoo much. hands had been touching my prim and proper and would not ask example that was set for us to take care I could not believe that she would ask grandmother’s feet. anyone to do anything for her. My of other people. There are people outme to do something like this. After all, I quickly finished the last of the helping her touched her heart and her there everyday who we can helpeven though I was her grandson, I was job and ran to the bathroom. Once words could not express her gratitude. regardless of who we are or what wea pastor at an area church. Truth be told, there, I began to scrub my mouth, I had almost missed this special do. The key is to open our eyes, seeI felt this was beneath me. However, I my face, my hands, and even both experience because of my “stuck up” who needs assistance, and then workdid end up agreeing to cut her toenails arms with antibacterial soap. I must attitude. to make a difference. Area I Worship Services Distinctive Faith Group Services Protestant ROK/KATUSA Services Islamic Prayers Fri 1 p.m. DISCOM Chapel Sunday 8:30 a.m. Happy Mountain Chapel Monday 7 p.m. Howze Chapel COGIC Sun 12:30 p.m. Warrior Chapel 9:30 a.m. DISCOM Chapel 7 p.m. Castle Chapel Eucharistic Episcopal Sun 5:30 p.m. Stanley Chapel 9:30 a.m. Essayons Chapel Tuesday 7 p.m. Stone Chapel Latter-day Saints Sun 1 p.m. Crusader Chapel 10:30 a.m. Kyle Chapel Wednesday 7 p.m. Hovey Chapel Catholic 11 a.m. Warrior Chapel Thursday 6:30 p.m. DISCOM Chapel 11 a.m. Howze Chapel 7 p.m. Stone Chapel Daily 11:45 a.m. Stanley Chapel 11 a.m. Hovey Chapel Sunday 1 p.m. DISCOM Chapel 11:45 a.m. Stone Chapel 11a.m. Stanley Chapel 6 p.m. Warrior Chapel Saturday 6 p.m. Stanley Chapel 11a.m. Crusader Chapel 7 p.m. Stanley Chapel Sunday 9 a.m. Warrior Chapel noon Castle Chapel 9 a.m. Howze Chapel Protestant Contemporary 1 p.m. Jackson Chapel 9:30 a.m. Hovey Chapel 10:30 a.m. DISCOM Chapel Protestant Gospel Saturday 6 p.m. Crusader Chapel 11 a.m. Essayons Chapel Sunday 11 a.m. Memorial Chapel Sunday 10 a.m. Stone Chapel noon Crusader Chapel 1 p.m. Stanley Chapel 6 p.m. Reggie’s noon Stone Chapel 1 p.m. Howze Chapel 6 p.m. Crusader Chapel
Page 16 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 3, 2004By Cpl. Lee Hyung-Il the peak time at the market. Because of this, the best2nd Infantry Divsion Public Affairs Office time to visit is as early as possible on weekday mornings. Many shops are closed on weekend afternoons. SEOUL— For seafood lovers, there is definetely one At the market, prices are negotiable. Peopleplace to check out in Korea, the Noryangjin Wholesale Fishery practiced at bargaining can get a good deal. If not,Market. one may pay a little bit extra money, but it’s still much It is the nation’s biggest inland fishery market. There are cheaper than buying fish outside.more than 900 shops that sell many kinds of fish, crabs, They sell fish by weight, kilogram as a rule. Oneshrimps and shellfish. kilogram is 2.2 lbs. Take the subway No. 1 toward Incheon at Uijeongbu Prices differ by the purchase time and the amountstation and get off at Noryangjin station. Once off the train, of fish provided in the market.exit and follow the fresh smell of fish. You cannot miss it. A tip for a good bargain is to take enough time to The fishery market is full of energy. There are fish leaping, ask the price at many different shops, and remainloud fishmonger bargaining and fresh seafood at low prices. persistent in trying to cut down the price. The vigor of the fishery market and smell of sea are You can leave with your purchase, or you can eat itcharms not usually found in the city. there. Downstairs there are restaurants that cook the Noryangjin Wholesale Fishery Market is open 24 fish you buy.hours a day. “My favorite part of the trip was the seafood The fishery auction starts at 2 a.m., which is market,” said Sgt. Ernest White, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Infantry Division. “I absolutely love all kinds of seafood. I have been to many seafood markets, in Japan and in the United States. This was by far the largest one I have been to. White said he was overwhelmed by the size of the market. “I especially liked being able to buy the seafood and have it cooked fresh,” he PHOTOS BY CPL. LEE HYUNG- IL said. “There is nothing A waitress prepare a seafood meal purchased at the market. better than fresh The Aquarium provides an underwater world to seafood.” children, and the IMAX Theater offers excitements Outside the market, with breathtaking films. It is the only IMAX theater there is a tall golden in Korea. The observation deck is on the 60th floor. building. It is the 63 The 63 building is a “must-visit” place during a stay Building. in Korea. It was the tallest building To get there from the Noryangjin Wholesale in Korea when it was built Fishery, take a cab for about 10 minutes. It’s within in 1985. It stands 817-feet walking distance, but there’s no side walk on the tall, the 3rd tallest building bridge that goes across the Han River. in Korea, and the 88th tallest The Aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and building in the world. the tickets are 10,500 Won for adults, 9,500 Won for As the pioneer of indoor youths and 9,000 Won for children. The IMAX Theater family entertainment is open 10:10 a.m. - 9:10 p.m., the ticket cost is 7,000 centers, the 63 attractions Won for adults, 6,500 Won for youths and 6,000 Won are known throughout for children. Korea. With enough time after seeing the 63 building, there is the rest of Yeouido, or Yeoui Island, to see. There are parks in the center of the island and along the Han River, the National Assembly building, the Korean Securities Market, and major Korean Broadcasting companies. Left: The 63 Building in Seoul. Inside there are shopping venues and the 60th floor has an observation deck for visitors. Right: A behemoth crab stands cooked and ready to devour at the Noryangjin Wholesale Fishery Market. Shoppers can take their purchases home, or have them cooked at the market.
Page 18 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 3, 2004 Tourney to bring out the best boxers By Mike Mooney “Boxers are matched based on “safety is our number one concern.” MWR Marketing Specialist their sex, level of experience and “Everyone is required to wear weight,” said Howell. “There will safety gear – including headgear,” CAMP HUMPHREYS — Boxers always be a large number of Howell said. “We provide all the throughout Korea who want to tune individuals who have never boxed equipment – to include shorts and up for the 8th U.S. Army and Korea before. That doesn’t matter. You jerseys. Individuals need to supply Region boxing championships in won’t be matched against a bigger, their own shoes and enthusiasm.”W eight Loss Support Group October can do so at the Camp more experienced opponent. We will In addition, all participants areYongsan Weight Support Group is now Humphreys Boxing Smoker Sept. 18. endeavor to match people as closely required to pass a physical theaccepting new members. The group is a free “The 8th Army and (Korea Region) as possible.” morning of the smoker. Armyweight loss support group offering exercise finals will be here in October,” said Howell pointed out that the medical personnel check bloodand workout options, healthy eating support competition is for both men and pressure and general health before Area III Sports Director Jim Howell.and weight loss support. E-mail “This is the perfect tune-up for those women. giving the go-ahead for email@example.com or call 011-9699- individuals who want to get ready “Our smokers always include a Medical personnel are also at ringside7064 for membership information. with some real action.” couple of women’s matches,” during the entire competition. The boxing smoker is open to all Howell said. Individuals who would like to Auto Show U.S. and Korean military personnel He extended an invitation to boxers participate in the smoker shouldThe Yongsan Auto Crafts Center will conduct – including those without boxing from the other areas to come to the contact the Camp Humphreysan Auto Show Sept. 18. The show will experience. Civilian employees and tournament. Gymnasium at 753-8810.feature a variety of cars competing for family members are not allowed to For those unfamiliar with Armybragging rights and cash prizes in the participate by Army regulation. boxing, Howell pointed out that E-mail MooneyM@korea.army.milcategories of best paint, interior, enginecompartment and best overall. This eventwill feature lots of food, music, prize MWR hosts family conferencedrawings and vendors. Participants from all By Traci Millner the conference wasn’t only hard work. There was also aover the peninsula are invited to bring their MWR Marketing Specialist bit of fun incorporated into the training.car and compete. For more information, On the night of Aug. 14, area teams performed “celebratecall 738-5315 or 738-5419. BUSAN — Family Program Staff, including Child and success.” Some areas chose to sing songs with “celebrate Youth Services and Army Community Service personnel, success” lyrics, some put on theatrical performances and You All You Can Eat Buffet throughout the Republic of Korea attended a conference one area highlighted Korea Region’s technical assistanceCamp Red Cloud Mitchell’s All-U-Can-Eat- Aug. 13-15 hosted by the Installation Management Agency, visits to their area.Lunch Buffet is available 11:30 a.m. –12:30 Korea Region. Outstanding performers from Korea Region were alsop.m. on weekdays. For more information The conference, tagged “Celebrate Success,” was recognized during the event. A total of 16 different memberscall 732-8189. designed to provide professional development training to were presented with Certificates of Recognition signed byMonday — Italian buffet employees of CYS and ACS. Brig. Gen. John A. Macdonald, Korea Region Director, forTuesday — Barbecue ribs The event, attended by 100 people, focused on teaching their teamwork which improved the CYS and ACS programs.Wednesday — Oriental buffet staff members how to provide excellent customer service Awardees included: Chong Won Darling and Ok-Hwa Yi fromThursday — Mexican buffet and to improve their programs. Among the seminars Area I, Gina Mariano, Doris Lebby, Josh Quitugua, Yong-AeFriday — Variety buffet employees attended were programs focused on customer Kim, and Nivia Trinta from Area II, Aggie Rodriguez, Tyrone service, managing conflict, Operation Ready, and break Ellis, and Suzanne Park from Area III, and Joan Kim, Jessica Area II Triathlon out sessions for staff working in similar positions Alm, Tiffany Harris, Hye Yong Allen, Ben Morehouse, andThere will be a triathlon 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at throughout Korea. Members also received and update of Rachel Martinovich from Area IV.Yongsan Garrison. Events include a 400-meter program areas. Although attendees put a lot of effort into the weekend, E-mailMillnerT@korea.army.milswim, 15 kilometer bicycle race and a 5-kilometer run. Call 738-8608 for moreinformation. Soldier finishes 13th in Olympic modern pentathlon Playgroups For Children By Tim HippsYongsan Playgroups is now accepting new Army News Servicemembers. The group plans play dates,educational activites and field trips for ATHENS, Greece — A Soldier savedfamilies with infants, toddlers and pre- his best for last, but it wasn’t nearly enough as he finished 13th in men’sschoolers in Yongsan and Hannam Village modern pentathlon Aug. 26 in the 2004areas. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for Summer Olympic Games at Goudimembership information. Olympic Complex. First Lt. Chad Senior, 29, a member Outdoor Cookout of the U.S. Army World Class AthleteCamp Casey Warrior’s Club presents Special Program from North Fort Myers, Fla.,Outdoor Cookout, St. Louis Baby Back Ribs finished second in the 3,000-meter PHOTO BY MASTER SGT. LONO KOLLARS11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Corn cross-country run with a time of 9 First Lieutenant Chad Senior, a member of the U.S. Army’s World Class Athleteon the cob, beans, salad and drink are minutes, 35.76 seconds. It was the last Program swims the 200m Freestyle event of Modern Pentathalon during the 2004included. For more information, call 7303- of five events that included pistol Olympics at the Goudi Sports Complex in Athens, Greece.2193. shooting, fencing, swimming and Czech Republic’s Libor Capalini claimed fourth-place finish in the 200-meter equestrian riding. the bronze with a 5,392 total. freestyle in 2:02.39. But on the W arrior Division Bowling In the 2000 Summer Olympic Games Team USA’s Vakhtang “Vaho” equestrian ride, his horse kicked no less Championships at Sydney, Australia, Senior was leading Iagorashvili finished ninth with 5,276 than five rails to the ground, leavingThe Warrior Division Bowling Championship will after three events. On this day, his points. Senior in 22nd place in the event andbe at Camp Red Cloud Bowling Center Sept. medal hopes were dashed before he Senior, who stumbled out of the 20th overall entering the run.20-22. Pre-tournament meeting is 12:30 p.m. mounted Guelfo Del Belagio for a ride blocks by finishing 18th in 10-meter air He passed seven runners to finishSept. 20 and the competition begins at 1 p.m. to a 22nd-place finish in show jumping. pistol, finished the grueling day in 13th 13th.each day. The top eight men’s and four women’s Russia’s Andrey Moiseev won the place with 5,192 points. He buried Capt. Anita Allen, another member ofbowlers will advance to the 8th Army Bowling gold medal with 5,480 points. himself deeper with a 26th-place finish the U.S. Army World Class AthleteChampionships in October. Lithuania’s Andrejus Zadneprovskis took in epee one-touch fencing. Program, will compete in the Olympic the silver medal with 5,428 points. He came splashing back with a women’s modern pentathlon Aug. 27.
Sept. 3, 2004 Page 21Unit adds ‘a few checks’ to personnel inventoryArea III Public Affairs Office enabled Soldiers to confirm their citizenship and update their CAMP HUMPHREYS – Soldiers emergency notification and contactfrom Headquarters and Headquarters information. Other stations allowedC o m p a n y, U . S . A r m y A r e a I I I Soldiers to review or change lifeSupport Activity added a few checks insurance options, register to voteof their own during a Personnel and validate their pay information.Asset Inventory conducted Aug. 5 Unit Voting Noncommissionedat Camp Humphreys. Officer in Charge Sgt. Shantelle The is an initiative directed by the Kamei worked the voter registrationDepartment of the Army to provide station.100 percent “boots-on-the-ground” “Requiring Soldiers to stop at myaccountability of all active and station made it easier for me to talkreserve component Soldiers, to everyone on a one-on-one basiswhether assigned or attached. to stress the importance of voting General Leon J. LaPorte, United and afford them the opportunity toNations Command and U.S. Forces ask me questions and fill outKorea commander, directed the PAI absentee forms,” Kamei said.in Korea be expanded to account for PHOTO BY STEVE DAVIS At the final workstation, Soldiersall U.S. military and appropriated- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Area III Support Activity reported their information in afund Department of Defense and process during the Korea-wide Personnel Asset Inventory to verify “boots-on-the-ground.” and database created to capture rationDepartment of the Army civilian to make sure each Soldier’s administrative records and insurance are up-to-date. information on Soldier’s and theirpersonnel on the peninsula. family members before reporting to Officials conducted the PAI July carrying the mandatory Status of The first station verified that each the Camp Humphreys Health Clinic31 - Aug. 15 on bases throughout Force Agreement card and an Army Soldier ’s identification tags and to verify or update immunizationthe Republic of Korea. Values card. Common Access Cards matched the records and shots, if necessary. According to Company Immediately following the personnel rosters, a report generated The unit successfully completed itsCommander Capt. Salamansinaleilani formation, Soldiers reported to the by the Standard Installation Division mission despite having SoldiersStrokin, the day for Headquarters nuclear, biological and chemical Personnel System, and submitted to stationed throughout the peninsula.and Headquarters, U.S. Army Area section to verify serviceability of the Personnel Services Battalion For example, a separate team had toIII Support Activty Soldiers began masks and serial numbers of monthly to account for all Soldiers drive to Camp Long to process aboutwith an alert to test unit recall individual chemical equipment packs assigned to individual units. Korean 30 Soldiers stationed there. Thirteenprocedures and validate the alert against individual hand receipts. Augmentation to the U.S. Army were also processed at Camp Caseyroster. All Soldiers assigned to the After the unit inspections, Soldiers checked their personnel and four at Camp Carroll.unit reported to the unit in full “battle Soldiers reported to the Area III data against manning reports “This Personnel Asset Inventoryrattle” (combat gear) for an in-ranks Directorate of Personnel maintained by the Republic of Korea was important because it allowed usinspection. The maintenance and Administration building on Camp Army Staff Office to ensure to validate individual and unit systemsserviceability of each Soldier ’s Humphreys, where they were accuracy, as well. while complying with higher directivesequipment was checked along with processed through several The next two stations, staffed by to take care of our most valuablewhether or not the Soldier was workstations. 176th Finance Battalion personnel, resources, Soldiers,” Strokin said.Camps Long and Eagle Soldiers pumping up for next pushup testArea III Public Affairs Office the Soldiers in the proper usage of the Nautilus equipment to reduce injuries and help to increase CAMP LONG – Headquarters and upper body strength.Headquarters Detachment, U.S. Army Garrison Herring is a military retiree who understandsCamps Long and Eagle is testing a new regimen the benefits of Soldiers being prepared mentallyto improve their upper body strength. and physically. Master Sgt. Anthony J. Hampton, “My intent is to increase Soldiers’ scores bynoncommissioned officer-in-charge of the unit, 30 percent and build their confidence,” Herringsaid the new program implemented Aug. 16 at said. “Our program is already challenging, butthe Camp Long Physical Fitness Center includes a little more effort in this area will significantlyweight training to increase the upper body increase scores.”strength. P f c . Ta n y a R u n n e l s , a n a d m i n i s t r a t i v e PHOTO BY MASTER SGT. ANTHONY J. HAMPTON “Sergeant first Class Reginald Williams, a specialist in the Camp Long Operations section, Lonnie Herring shows Soldiers from Headquarters andplatoon sergeant in our unit, initiated this took part in the training. Headquarters Detachment, U. S. Army Garrison, Campsprogram to increase Soldiers’ performance in the “This was a fun training event that will help Long and Eagle how to get the most out of their upperArmy Physical Fitness Test pushup event,” me do more pushups during our PT test in body workout.Hampton said. October,” she said. “I have been in somewhat Thirty of the unit’s Soldiers participated in of a program with the MWR Sports off-duty;the training event led by Camps Long and Eagle but it always more fun when my peers are beginning of more training guided by the CampSports Director Lonnie L. Herring. Herring, an involved.” Long and Eagle sports program that will helpaccomplished bodybuilder, provided guidance to The weight training program is just the build confidence in Soldiers, Hampton said.
Page The Morning Calm Weekly 22 MORNING CALM Sept. 3, 2004NEWS & NOTES Summer Block PartySay goodbye to summer at the “Oop-Say-O UFLand Summer Block Party” from 11 a.m.-darkSaturday in the Strike Zone Bowling Center parkinglot. Fun, food, music athletic events and suchcompetition as sumo wrestling, chopstick skills, ano-hands kimchi eating contest, hog calling,hardboiled egg eating and a “Fear Factor” challengewill be featured. Volunteer Employment, Volunteer Awareness SeminarAn Employment and Volunteer Awareness Seminarwill be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 10 at the CampHumphreys Community Activities Center.Preregistration is required. Call LaVita Vincent at753-8321 or Aggie Rodriguez at 753-8294. Community Health FairEveryone in the Camp Humphreys community isinvited to attend the a Community Health Fair 10a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Camp HumphreysCommunity Activities Center and the post gym.The fair, sponsored by Area III Morale, Welfare and PHOTOS STEVE DAVISRecreation and the 18th Medical Command, will BY Kindergarten teacher Mayra Revak reads a book to her students Aug. 27 during “Meet Your Teacher Day” as parents and students get toinclude an aerobathon, a taekwondo exhibition, blood know each other at Humphreys American Elementary School. Grades 1-6 began school Monday. Kindergarten will start next week.pressure and carbon monoxide screening, body fat School days begin at Camp Humphreysanalysis and other health and nutritional information. Breastfeeding ClassThe Army Community Service Family Advocacy Area III Public Affairs Officesection will sponsor a breastfeeding class 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Camp Humphreys CAMP HUMPHREYS — After a quick glance at her watchEducation Center. Preregistration is required. For to make sure it was precisely 8 a.m., Principal Donnamore information, call 753-6252. Kacmarski officially started the 2004-2005 school year at Humphreys American Elementary School Monday as she Exceptional Family swung the doors wide open. Member Bowling Waiting at the door were most of the 150-plus studentsThe Army Community Service Exceptional Family who would be attending first- through sixth-grade this year.Member Program will sponsor a bowling night 6- Kindergarten students will begin school next week.8 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Strike Zone Bowling Center Some of the children rode a bus to school and some walkedat Camp Humphreys. Preregistration is required. from the Army Family Housing next door. Others, like third-For more information, call Yuritza Nocera at 753- grader Joshua Williams, 7, were brought by a parent.8327. Students lined up by grade, then followed their teacher inside. Those who had attended “Meet Your Teacher Day” Cultural Experience last week already knew what to expect.Gyeonggi Province will provide a free interactive Kacmarski said Humphreys American Elementary Schoolcultural experience to explain Chusok customs to has increased from 99 students last year to a maximum capacity Principal Donna Kacmarski, right, opens the doors to HumphreysSoldiers and family members 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. of 153 this year. Some students in grades 1-3 are being bused American Elementary School as first graders get ready to enter.22 at the Camp Humphreys Community Activities to Osan Elementary School because of limited space at theCenter. There will be demonstrations throughout Third-grader Joshua small Camp Humphreys school. About 35 children ofthe day and opportunities for participants to play Williams (left) walks to nonappropriated fund employees and noncommand-sponsoredtraditional Korean musical instruments, play school with his step- military families are still waiting to find out if there will betraditional games, learn how Koreans honor the father, Staff Sgt. space for their children.ancestors and much more. For more information, Timothy Hill, Monday “We are looking at our numbers this week to see if wecontact 753-8598. at Camp Humphreys. have space for them,” said Kacmarski. Financial ManagementPart one of the mandatory financial readiness training Korea University professor teaches job hunting skillsfor first-term Soldiers is held 8 a.m.-noon the first Area III Public Affairs Office “The good news is that many ofTuesday of each month at the Camp Humphreys you already have those skills,”ACS. Part 2 is held the second Tuesday of the Sylvestre said after watching CAMP HUMPHREYS — Koreamonth. For information, call at 753-8401. presentations some of the Soldiers University Professor Peter Sylvestre gave a class to 23rd Area Support made in English before his class. Tobacco Cessation Classes Group Korean Augmentation to the When hiring, he said mostGet help kicking the tobacco habit. Tobacco U.S. Army Soldiers Aug. 18 to help companies tend to focus on acessation classes are held from 3-4 p.m. every them hone post-Army job-hunting prospective employees’Tuesday at the Camp Humphreys Health Clinic. For skills after their mandatory military presentation skills, their ability tomore information, call 753-8388. service. answer questions during a formal Sylvestre, who has taught in Korea interview and contribute positively News & Notes Deadlines since 1998, told the KATUSA Soldiers during a lengthy, small-groupNews & Notes deadlines are every Friday two that Korean and international discussion.weeks prior to the intended publication date. corporations are looking for employees “They are looking for dynamic,E-mail requests to email@example.com or PHOTO BY STEVE DAVIS Peter Sylvestre discusses group dynamics with good English-speaking skills and confident and motivatedcall the Area III Public Affairs Office at 753- with 23rd Area Support Group Soldiers. the ability to work on a team. employees,” he said.8847.
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 3, 2004 23Cell phones, other distractionsmay cause needless accidentsArea III Public Affairs Office CAMP HUMPHREYS — A Camp Humphreysdriver found out the hard way recently that operatinga cell phone while driving can cause a costlyaccident. “The van ran off the road, went through twofences and came to a stop on a retaining wall,”said Area III Safety Manger James Bellware. PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVIS Pvt. Jun Yo-han (right) makes friends with children. Bellware said itcan take only a split- Aviators host orphanagesecond for a driver tolose control. entertain children visit, enter tain childr en U.S. Forces Korea Area III Public Affairs OfficeRegulation states that“use of cellular U.S. A RMY PHOTO CAMP HUMPHREYS — Soldiers from Companyphones while A van rests on a retaining wall B, 2nd Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment entertainedoperating any motor after the driver lost control while children from the Chunhae orphanage Aug. 27 at thevehicle, on or off operating a cell phone. “Innkeeper” flightline on Camp Humphreys.military installations, Twenty-eight children climbed aboard a CH-47Dis restricted. Cellular phone may only be used with Chinook helicopter, played games and got to sample‘hands free’ devices.” an American barbecue. Korean law also prohibits drivers from using “This is our way of giving something back to thecellular phones while operating a vehicle except community,” said Warrant Officer Leonard Bernard,when stopped, operating an emergency vehicle, aviation maintenance technician for the unit. “The kidsmaking emergency calls or using ‘hands free’ really seem to enjoy helicopters.”devices. Bernard said each company in the 2nd Battalion, The top causes of other “distracted driver” 52nd Aviation Regiment take turns each month tocrashes include “rubbernecking” (looking at a crash support the U.S Forces Korea Good Neighboror a roadside incident while passing by), eating or Program.drinking while driving, talking to other passengers, Sometimes they participate in a community cleanup;attending to small children, smoking, personal As mechanics watch from above, Spc. Ko Seung shows other times they invite guests here to furthergrooming, adjusting a radio or CD player, or reading children from the Chunhae Orphanage various parts of a understanding of what the U.S. Army does at Campa map, newspaper or book while trying to drive. CH-47D Chinook helicopter during their Aug. 27 visit. Humphreys.
Sept. 3, 2004 Page 25New principal excited to be on board at PASBy Pfc. Oh Dong-keun University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., and a master’sArea IV Public Affairs Office degree in special education from Valdosta State University, Ga. CAMP HIALEAH — Like many schools across Henson anticipates learning many things that willthe peninsula, Pusan American School at Camp improve his ability as an educator while leading hisHialeah has some new faces in the hall this year. staff and students to a successful school year.One of those new faces is the school’s leader. “It seems like I learned an enormous amount of The school’s new principal is Keith Henson, who things from interacting with teachers and studentshas five years experience working in Korea, including in just three days that I’ve been here,” he said. “Bythe past two years as principal of Seoul American the end of the school year, I will have been exposedHigh School. to things that will really improve my knowledge of He replaces Kathleen Barbee, who took Henson’s the overall educational system, especially in dealingformer position at Seoul American High School. with different levels of education we have. I amBarbee served as Pusan American School principal PHOTO BY PFC. OH DONG-KEUN looking forward to my time here. I am totallyfor two years. Keith Henson, the new principal at Pusan American School, excited.” “I’ve been trying and hoping to get this position takes a call while preparing for the 2004-2005 school year. He This school year will be an important one forfor a long time,” Henson said. “I had a few said he is looking forward to working with the residents of Pusan American School. It will prepare for and gochances to come down here on (temporary duty) Camp Hialeah. through its the North Centralwhile I was working for (Korea) District He served two years at the school as an alternative- Associationaccreditation inspection. Henson said heSuperintendent’s office. Every time I came here, education teacher. He went to work for the is ready for the challenge.I noticed what a beautiful city it was, and I always Department of Defense Dependent Schools in “It’s a critical moment for the school. Everyonehad great experiences with everyone I got to 1992, and has taught at middle and high schools in the association from Washington D.C. will havemeet. I was also fascinated by the fact that I in Lakenheath, England. He also taught at London their focus on the school while the evaluation takescould work with kids at all levels, from pre- Central High School. place in February,” he sid. “I love these visitskindergarten to high school. This is absolutely After his eight-year stint in England, he moved personally. I have been in charge of preparing forthe high point in my career. This is the best place to the Pacific area to work as a curriculum the visits for six of the last eight years for differentI’ve ever worked. I would like to stay here as specialist for the Korea District Superintendent’s schools in one shape or another, and I am readylong as I can.” office in Seoul, then for the Area Director’s office for one more.” Henson, who grew up in Warner Robins, Ga., in Okinawa, Japan. Following that assignment, The mission of Pusan American School is tohad some military experience in the U.S. Air Force he was selected to be an assistant principal in create a challenging, diverse educational programbefore he began his teaching career. He served in Okinawa. He served there for a year and was then in which all students gain the knowledge and skillsthe enlisted ranks for five years, and as an officer named principal of Seoul American High School, needed to become successful, contributing membersfor six years in various assignments. where he served for the past two years. of our global society. Henson began his teaching career in 1990 at Henson’s education includes bachelor’s degreesCharlie A. Gray Middle School in Moultrie, Ga. in English and German language and literature from E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Impr omptu Impromptu Concert Concer t Members of the 8th U.S. Army Band crank out the tunes during an unadvertised show at the Camp Walker Main Exchange complex Saturday. Dozens of surprised shoppers and passers-by stayed around to enjoy the band’s performance. PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAM
Page 26 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 3, 2004NEWS & NOTES Camp Hialeah welcomes newcomers Estate Claim By Pfc. Oh Dong-keunAnyone who has a claim against the estate of Pfc. Area IV Public Affairs OfficeJonathan Beverly, 4th Quartermaster Detachment,20th Support Group, Camp Hialeah, should contact CAMP HIALEAH — CampMaj. Courtney Brooks, garrison executive officer, Hialeah welcomed newcomers Aug.at 763-7475 or at email@example.com. 26 who arrived in the community during a reception at the Pusan Pub. Before School Program “Tonight’s event was scheduled toThe School Age Services Before School Program welcome new members of ourfor children in kindergarten through fifth grade in community here in Busan,” said Lt.Daegu has moved from the Child Development Col. Jeffery K. Ludwig, Camp HialeahCenter on Camp George to the School Age garrison commander. “The targetServices Building on Camp Walker. For more audience was the entire community,information, call Truda Roper at 764-5298. but since school starts soon, we wanted to include all new teachers. Women Protestant Women of the We also invited all of the new Soldiers Chapel Fall Kick-Off and family members that just arrivedProtestant Women of the Chapel invites all ladies in Camp Hialeah over the summer.”to come and “Delight in the Lord” at the fall kick- More than 15 available serviceoff 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Camp Walker Chapel PHOTOS BY PFC. OH DONG-KEUN facilities, including Army CommunitySanctuary. Protestant Women of the Chapel will Community members and newcomers check out the information provided at the Camp Hialeah Service and the community activitiesalso hold Friday Bible studies Sept. 17 and 24. Welcome Reception held Aug. 26 at the Pusan Pub. center had tables set up to provideChildcare and children’s ministry are available. some vital information to the Nygaard, a new math teacher at the reception that involved the entireFor more information, call Michele Pelletier at newcomers. Pusan American School, who came community.764-4292. “It’s nice to see the different faces from New York City. “This is my third year at Camp in the community, so I can get “I like the layout of the information Hialeah,” Ludwig said. “For the first Retiree Council Meeting familiar with them,” said Beth here because I got to find out about two years, I just had a ‘welcome backThe Area IV Military Retiree Council will meet 2 what kinds of services are offered on teachers,’ which was only for the newp.m. Sept. 11 at Henry’s Place on Camp Henry. the base. It’s been very helpful,” teachers at the school and the parentsAll Area IV military retirees and their spouses and Nygaard said. who wanted to meet them. They reallywidows are invited to attend. For more information, Others that attended agreed. weren’t anything like this. Then thiscall Wilfred Plumley at 765-7705 or Bud Rader “This is a wonderful event,” said year, I put our MWR in charge ofat 768-6922. Nita Wilson, another new teacher at planning the event, which can cater to Daegu Area Intramural the school, who will be teaching the whole community.” Soccer League several subjects in both middle and Even though the event expanded toThe 2004 Daegu Area Intramural Soccer League high school. “There are so many serve more people, the main focus stillwill take place Sept. 14 – Oct. 2 at Kelly Field. community services represented here. remained on the new teachers at PusanThose who would like to participate may sign up It’s a great opportunity to learn about American School, especially becauseat Kelly Fitness Center by Sept. 12. An a variety of activities available in one they have a new principal in town fororganizational meeting will be 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at spot. It’s like one-stop shopping.” the upcoming school year.Kelly Fitness Center. For more information, call The reception was liked by “A key part of tonight’s event wasKim Chong-hwan at 764-4225 or Chong Yong- returning members of the community, welcoming the new teachers andsun at 764-5217. as well. introducing the new principal at the “When I first came here, they Pusan American School to the Daegu Area Company didn’t have something like this,” said community,” Ludwig said. “Dr. Level Intramural Flag Maple Canner, who arrived at Pusan (Kathleen) Barbee was moved up to Football League American School four years ago. “I Seoul and Mr. Keith Henson is our newThe 2004 Daegu Area Company Level Intramural think the garrison command did a principal. So I wanted to give him aFlag Football League will take place Sept. 15 – Community members and newcomers check great job. It gives the first-timers an chance to introduce himself to theOct. 12 at Kelly Field. Those who would like to out the information provided at the Camp opportunity to see everything that’s teachers, parents and students.”participate may sign up at Kelly Fitness Center by Hialeah Welcome Reception held Aug. 26 at available on this base.”Sept. 12. An organization meeting will be 6 p.m. the Pusan Pub. Ludwig said this is the first welcome E-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgSept. 14 at Kelly Fitness Center. For moreinformation, call Mr. Darryl Chandler at 764-4225 or 764-4800. Fire Safety Field Trip Pak Hae-chun, Camp Carroll fire chief, Job Fair explains the importance of fire extinguishersThe Army Career and Alumni Program Job Fair will and how to use them to the children andbe noon, Sept. 17 at Henry’s Place on Camp chaperones from the Camp Carroll ChildHenry. Various employment opportunities with major Development Center Aug. 27, in front of thecompanies will be represented. It is open to all job fire department. Eight children and fiveseekers with Department of Defense identification chaperones visited the fire department for acards. For more information, call Dale Garringer at fire safety orientation that was planned by768-7571 or Brenda Conner at 763-7470. Army Community Service. The orientation included a tour of the fire department, and a Photography Contest base tour aboard a fire engine.Entries for the 2004 8th U.S. Army PhotographyContest are being accepted until Sept. 30, Formatsinclude black and white print, color print andshort film. Prints will be judged in people, place,thing, experimental processes and military lifecategories. Short films will be judged as onecategory. For more information, call NormanSheets at 768-7777. PHOTO BY YUN KYU-MYUNG
MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page Sept. 3, 2004 27Low turnout doesn’t hinder Area IV tennis championshipsBy Pfc. Oh Dong-keun the 8th U.S. Army championships.AreaIVPublicAffairsOffice The competition was originally scheduled in four categories, including men’s open, men’s junior, men’s senior and women’s CAMP HIALEAH — In the world of amateur sports, open. Since the participation level was low, due to operationalsome say everyone is a winner. At the 2004 Area IV tennis requirements in the area, only five players in two categorieschampionship, Aug. 26 at Camp Hialeah, the saying almost took part.became reality when every participant but one advanced to “I was a bit disappointed at the turnout because of the exercise,” said Kim Man-il, Camp Hialeah sports director. “Even our returning Area IV and 8th Army champion, Capt. Yang (Mun-hwan) couldn’t make it because he had a mission.” In men’s junior category, where only two players registered to compete, Reginald Rorie, Company C, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment at Camp Walker defeatedAnthony Krauss, 552nd Military Police Company at Camp Hialeah 6-4, 6-4 to take the championship. In men’s open play, James Kearney, 524th Military Intelligence Battalion at Camp Carroll defeated Jin Won-sam, 188th Military Police Company at Camp Walker 6-1 in the final match. The championship match was limited to one set because both finalists had played so many matches already, four for Jin and three for Kearney. The duo had already met twice during the tournament, each winning a match prior to the final.Also participating in the division was Koo Myong-jin of the 552nd Military Company at Camp Hialeah. He was defeated by Jin 6-2, 6-1 and fell to Kearney 6-1, 6-2. Area IV will be sending five players to this year’s 8th U.S. PHOTOS BY PFC. OH DONG-KEUN Army championships, which will be Sept. 15-18 at Camp James Kearney, winner of the men’s open division, serves during Hialeah. the Area IV Tennis Championships. Lanuola Sua, Detachment C, 176th Finance Battalion sure we will see more action at the 8th (U.S.)Army at Camp Henry, the only player signed up in women’s tournament,” Kim said. “I am also confident that Area IV open, will automatically advance to the tournament, along will be well-represented in the tournament. I saw some with the finalists from both the men’s junior and open good matches today.” divisions.Jin Won-sam returns a shot during the Area IV Tennis “Even though we were short of players this time, I am E-mail email@example.comChampionships. Jin took second place in the men’s open division.
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 28 Sept. 3, 2004Guard Soldiers develop, test advanced Bradley simulatorBy Spc. Eliamar Castanon a Bradley than the Soldiers who use them?” he said. and about the same time to disassemble, onceArmy News Service One of the advantages ABFIST provides is that assembled, the start-up time — a few minutes — it is made up from commercial off-the-shelf is no comparison to the half hour to 45 minutes of FORT BENNING, Ga. — The Army National equipment, Cady said. the COFT.Guard has taken the initiative and developed the “If part of the system breaks or needs to be The ABFIST instructor interface is Windows-Advanced Bradley Full-Crew Interactive Skills replaced, all one would have to do is go to Best based and runs on software developed by RaydonTrainer, the highest fidelity training system of a Buy or any electronics store and purchase a new specifically for ABFIST. The instructor has variousfamily of simulators that are being developed, said part,” Cady said. “The Army is veering toward options that enable him to select training to target1st Sgt. Doug Gilliam, lead subject matter expert. commercial off-the-shelf purchasing of equipment areas that need improvement or prepare for live- The ABFIST is an appended trainer for the M- because parts are easier to replace and are more fire crew qualification, said Brad Baker, ABFIST2A2, or the Operation Desert Storm Bradley Fighting affordable.” program manager.Vehicle, that provides crew training, including Ariel said the ABFIST production cost is With this training system, Soldiers may selectindividual skills, crew proficiency, full-crew $220,000, a much lower from a list of exercisesprecision gunnery, and networked section and cost when compared to the “Who better to buils a new and exercise content toplatoon gunnery training. original acquisition cost of design their own The trainer is a flexible system that can be hooked the Conduct-of-Fire training system for a Bradley than scenario in whatever areaup to a Bradley. Whether a unit is deployed or at its Trainer, which ran at about the Soldiers who use them?” the Soldier needshome station, this allows training for the entire crew. $1.3 million. training, Baker said. – Don Ariel “The ABFIST offers much better targeting and The COFT was the only The development ofengaging techniques and is portable,” said Sgt. 1st other simulation training the ABFIST does notClass Butch Cady, senior master gunner for the system master gunners had. The system was cancel out the use of the COFT. The Mobile COFT-Fort Benning ARNG liaison. The ABFIST is built developed in the1970s, fielded in the following XXI is an advanced version of the old COFT, whichwith modern technology, which is more reliable decade and was designed to enhance basic turret- has been updated with modern software, includingthan previous systems. crew gunnery skills. This system, however, only urban operations training with a geospecific “We needed a system that didn’t go down as focused training on the gunner and the Bradley Baghdad-training exercise.often and was easily portable,” Cady said. commander. Although the MCOFT-XXI still does not have a All Bradley units have the same training The COFT became outdated, the parts cost too driver position, it has the basic Microsoft-basedobjective: to train and sustain lethal and efficient much to replace because they had to be special- instructor interface and Raydon software with theBradley crews, sections and platoons. ordered — they are no longer made — and it was same advantages of ABFIST. The development of the system has been a “for too large of a system to move as often as needed “We’ve had Soldiers who have been to Iraq usethe Soldier, by the Soldier project,” said Don Ariel, to provide ARNG units the same amount of training ABFIST, and they say the streets are the same theypresident of Raydon, the contracted company required of all Bradley crews. drove by in Iraq,” Cady said.designing the system. Soldiers have been involved Another advantage of the ABFIST system is that The basis of issue is one trainer per mechanizedin every aspect of the development of the system. it takes less time to start up. Although it takes about infantry company or cavalry troop; 39 trainers are “Who better to build a new training system for two hours and 40 minutes to hook up to a vehicle funded and under production.
Page 30 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sep 3, 2004 Learn Korean Easily “Hahn-goog-uh gah-rue-chuh joo-sae-yo.” “Please teach me Korean.” Language Instructor Minsook Kwon Word of the week ‘hahn-goog-uh’ The phrase of the week “Learning Korean is hard.” Hahn-goog-uh uh-ryuh-wuh-yo. Korean is hard (learning) Conversation of the week Hahn-goog dahn-uh ah-sae-yo? Joe-guem ah-rah-yo. Uh-dduhn dahn-uh ah-sae-yo? ‘Young-uh suhn-saeng-neem’) uhn-saeng-neem’ (‘Young-uh suhn-saeng-neem’) ee-yo. Bahl-eum joh-ue-sheem-nee-dah. Gahm-sah-hahm-nee-dah.