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    • The Peninsula-Wide News PublicationVolume 3, Issue 2 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA Oct. 15, 2004 Warrior Radio Area IV improving Visit a Warship from home away from Museum Camp Casey Page 5 home Page 16 Page 25Korean official flies with U.S. Soldiers U.S. By Steve Davis Ministry of National Defense American Area III Public Affairs Office Policy Division, and Lt. Col. Jeong Ki- bok, aviation officer for the Ground CAMP HUMPHREYS — Several Forces Division of the Republic of high-level Republic of Korea officials Korea’s Joint Chief of Staff. After a visited Camp Humphreys Oct. 7 to get briefing by brigade commander Col. a first-hand look at the capabilities of Peter W. Foreman and a lengthy the 6th Cavalry Brigade and a squadron question-and-answer session about the of AH-64D Apache Longbow Apache Longbow and the 6th Cavalry helicopters. Brigade mission, they visited the 3rd Ahn Kwang-chan, deputy minister Squadron, 6th Cavalry Brigade, where for policy for the Ministry of National the group, escorted by Lt. Col. Eugene Defense, actually took a familiarization Yim from the U.S. Forces Korea J-5, ride in the Longbow, the most advanced was greeted by Lt. Col. Bernard Banks, attack helicopter in the U.S. helicopter the squadron commander. arsenal. The 6th Cavalry Brigade uses With assistance from Chief Warrant the high-tech helicopters to patrol the Officer 2 Daxton Barkley and Sgt. Republic of Korea and, on order, seek Denver Thompson in the squadron PHOTO BY STEVE DAVIS out and destroy enemy forces over land Aviation Life Support Equipment section,Ahn Kwang-chan, deputy minister for policy for the Republic of Korea Ministry of National Defense or water. Ahn donned a flight suit and pilot’s gear(right), prepares for a familiarization flight Oct. 7 in a AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter. Crew Col. Jang Sam-yeol, director of theChief Spc. William Small, 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Brigade, assists. See Official on Page 4 Finance expects online travel vouchers next year Army to send ‘mock’ utility bills By Gary Sheftick Under the one-year mock billing program, residents By Sgt. Andrew Kosterman Army News Service will have the chance to see how much energy they’re Korea Region Public Affairs Office using and make improvements, if necessary, before WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some families in new they become responsible for consumption, Bolden YONGSAN — Servicemembers in Korea will privatized housing on Army installations may notice said. soon join the ranks of other Department of Defense personnel who are already are using the Defense technicians reading their utility meters beginning this Installations participating in the mock billing Travel System, a new government system being month. program include: used to file travel vouchers. The meters are being read to determine an average Fort Carson, Colo. Finance officials at Yongsan Army Garrison and monthly consumption rate for electricity, gas and Fort Hood, Texas Camp Casey are fielding the system, said Judy heating oil, officials said. Fort Meade, Md. Kintner, program management office. DTS began Eventually, military families living in privatized housing Fort Bragg, N.C. fielding in 2001 at 27 pilot locations after being on post will become responsible for their utilities, said Fort Stewart, Ga. envisioned in the mid-1990s. Don Spigelmyer, director of the Residential Communities Fort Campbell, Ky. Travelers log on to the DTS Web site using their Initiative, which has privatized housing at 16 installations. Under RCI, a portion of Soldiers’ Basic Allowance common access card to file travel vouchers. The utility billing will probably take place in 2006 for Housing is used as payment for utilities. Beginning Some of the benefits DTS brings travelers are after average consumption rates are computed and in 2006, Soldiers in privatized housing who use less fast, electronic reimbursement of travel expenses, Soldiers have had a year of “mock” bills that reflect than the average amount of utilities will be rewarded a reduction in time spent administering travel, their usage, Spigelmyer said. When actual billing with rebates or credit. reduced paperwork and automated payment of begins, those families that use less than the average Those who go over their average will be billed, government travel charge cards. rate will earn a rebate, he said, and those who use Spigelmyer said. If a Soldier and his or her family use “This program will significantly reduce the more will need to pay the difference. utilities in a conscientious manner, their BAH should number of man-hours used to process the “If you conserve, you can save money,” said Ivan cover all costs, rent and utilities, in privatized housing, paperwork involved in a TDY,” Kintner said. Bolden, RCI program manager for policy. Spigelmyer said. Kintner added the amount of money currently Families in the new and renovated privatized housing The Department of Defense established the policy spent processing TDY vouchers will also be at six installations will start receiving “mock” utility to conserve energy and track usage, said Rhonda reduced. bills early next year, Bolden said. These mock bills Hayes, deputy director of the Army’s RCI program. “It costs $37 to have the Defense Finance will only help residents track their use of energy, Bolden In the future, she said all of the military services will Accounting System process each voucher,” Kintner explained, and will not involve any payment for the hold residents in privatized housing responsible for said. “That is going to go up to $53 next year. With first year. their utility usage. DTS, it will cost $2.20.” Along with the mock bills, families will also receive “They felt the only way to bring about conservation See Finance on Page 4 monthly energy tips and training on how to be more “energy efficient.” See Bills on Page 4
    • 2 Oct. 15,2004 Oct. 8, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MP Blotter Teen saves boy’s life in Osan Air Base swimming pool By Elizabeth Juergens I grabbed onto the boys and began talking to them in Camp Humphreys Family Member order to calm them down. The boy that had jumped in to save his friend told me he I want you all to know that there are so many great was OK and swam to the side. When I reached the side, my opportunities and ways to spend your summer. I know you fellow lifeguards pulled the coughing and still frightened boy The following entries were teens think that spending your summer sleeping till all hours from the pool. excerpted from the past several of the day, watching TV, and doing just about nothing would I pulled myself out and stood there a moment trying to weeks military police blotters. be great. Well, I decided to spend my summer a little calm my pounding heart. Believe me, my heart has never These entries may be incomplete differently and experienced the best summer of my life. pounded so fast in my entire life. That was definitely an and do not determine the guilt or This summer I served as a lifeguard at Osan Air Base. I experience I will never forget! innocence of any person. worked six days a When I think about saving that boy’s life, I know I did week for about six my job well. Everything I learned working this summer has Military police were notified recently of hours a day. Being a A second later he began changed my life for the better. an unlawful entry. Investigation disclosed lifeguard keeps you yelling and thrashing I encourage all teens who feel like doing nothing during that a U.S. Soldier damaged the front physically in shape, around wildly. your summer to consider what I have said. Consider what security gate of the Class Six store while and greatly improves -ElizabethJuergens you can do to make a difference in your life and the lives of trying to forcibly enter after business hours your swimming skills. others. in order to get his keys. Two workers And one of the fun benefits of being a lifeguard is getting a Life is full of great opportunities to serve others, serve returned to the store and found the soldier tan! the community, and to also come away from it with an in the store; the soldier tried to flee but There is one day in particular I will never forget: the day I experience you will never forget. was detained by the workers. MPs arrived saved a boy’s life. It was Sunday and the sun was high in the Watch for the next available lifeguard training course and and detected alcohol on the soldier’s sky. I had just climbed onto the stand and blew my whistle, also take advantage of the American Red Cross and signaling the break had ended. I began scanning the water. cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. breath. The soldier failed a series of field As all the kids excitedly jumped into the pool, I glanced to Plan today, so you can to do something more with your sobriety tests, was transported to the Provost the deep end. I watched a boy jump out into the 12-foot summer. Marshal Office, where he invoked his rights area. A second later he began yelling and thrashing around and requested a lawyer. The soldier was Submitting commentaries wildly. released to his unit. He returned to the E-mail commentary submissions to I stood up just as another boy jumped into the pool and PMO after consulting with a lawyer and swam over to the boy yelling. The frightened boy grabbed morningcalmweekly@korea.army.mil. Submissions may also be mailed to: rendered a written sworn statement admitting onto his friend and they both went under. Morning Calm Weekly, PSC 303, Box 51, APO AP 96204-0051 to the offenses. An investigation continues I immediately blew my whistle three times alerting the Keep submissions about a page in length and include your name, by military police investigators. other lifeguards there was an emergency. Then, I jumped rank and duty station. The Morning Calm Weekly staff reserves the right to edit letters for length, taste and clarity. into the water and swam quickly toward the boys. Military police were notified recently of an assault consummated by battery, disorderly conduct (drunkenness) and failure Morning Calm Weekly Soundoff: to obey an order or regulation (underage sponsor? Why is it important to be a good military sponsor? drinking). An investigation disclosed that two servicemembers were involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical when one Soldier punched the other in the face. They continued to fight until the fight was broken up by another Soldier. The two combatants were then apprehended and transported to the military police station where they were administered a series of field sobriety test, which they failed. They received a command directed blood alcohol “The sponsor represents the “To help make a Soldier’s “Because it gives the new Soldier “Because you have to make the test, were further processed and released new unit to the incoming transition to the new assignment a chance to get know his or her new Soldier feel more at home. to their unit. Both soldiers later reported Soldier. You want to give a good go smooth.” ” duty station.” That is what the company did for to the PMO and provided written statements impression.” ” me.” attesting to the incident. Investigation — Pfc. Nathan C. Fisher, — Staff Sgt. Larry A. Sperry, — Pfc. Crystal Beauchamp, — Pfc. Tiffany Picece, 302nd continues by military police investigators. Headquarters and Headquarters Headquarters and Headquarters 302nd Signal Company, Yongsan Signal Company, Yongsan Company, Area IV Support Company, 20th Support Group, Activity, Camp Henry Camp Henry Published by IMA-Korea Region Morning Calm Printed by Oriental Press This Army newspaper is an authorized Installation Management Agency-Korea Region Printed by Oriental Press, a age, marital status, physical publication for members of the private firm in no way connected handicap, political affiliation, or Department of Defense. Contents of The Director/Publisher Brig. Gen. John A. Macdonald with the U.S. Government, under any other non-merit factor of the Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily Public Affairs Officer Stephen Oertwig exclusive written contract with purchaser, user or patron. If a official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. the Contracting Command- violation or rejection of this equal Editor Sgt. Andrew Kosterman Korea. 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    • The Morning Calm Weekly Koreawide Oct. 15, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 3NEWS & NOTES 2BCT launches ‘Operation Bulldog’ By Sgt. 1st Class Brian Sutton Curfew Hours Army News Service Curfew is midnight to 5 a.m. daily. The peninsulawide curfew applies to all U.S. RAMADI, Iraq — Soldiers who Forces Korea servicemembers, Department deployed to Iraq from Korea a month of Defense civilians, contractors and family ago began a sweeping operation in Ar- members. U.S. Forces Korea officials Ramadi Sept. 30 to deny anti-coalition encourage the use of the buddy policy when forces safe haven, round up suspected traveling off military installations. anti-coalition leaders, and find weapons caches. This is the third brigade-level 176th FINCOM FTX operation in as many weeks, officials The 176th Finance Battalion will conduct a said, with the goal of increasing the field training exercise Nov. 1-5. In and out security environment for the residents processing will have normal hours at the 1st of Ar-Ramadi by keeping enemy forces Replacement Company. There will also be on the run. customer service at Camp Coiner’s Tent City. “We will not abandon Iraqi cities and see them suffer the same fate as Marine Corps Birthday Fallujah,” said Warrant Officer PHOTO BY SGT. 1ST CLASS BRIAN SUTTON Army Sgt. Dustin Peregrin of 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment and Marine Sgt. Christopher The U.S. Marine Corps celebrates its 229th Christopher Wallitsch, targeting officer Gimello of 4th Civil Affairs Group, log in the serial number from a captured AK-47 assault rifle year of existence with a birthday ball Nov. for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Sept. 30 in Ramadi, Iraq during Operation Bulldog. 10 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Ballroom in Infantry Division. “We are determined Seoul. Tickets are $60 or 75,000 won. Send to maintain our foothold in this city and in this city who are targeting the The 2nd Brigade Combat team, an e-mail to ombmcball@marfork.usmc.mil drive out those who choose to disrupt peaceful residents to instill fear within although an Army unit, is assigned to or call 723-7053 for information on peace and stability here.” them,” said Wallitsch. “We will not the 1st Marine Division at Camp Blue This operation closely follows stand for that and we are taking every Diamond, Iraq, and is augmented with purchasing tickets. A cocktail reception will Operation Longhorn, last week’s measure necessary to deny those a Marine infantry battalion. start 6 p.m., ceremony 7 p.m. and dinner operation that officials said was fighters a safe haven from which to The 2nd BCT deployed from the 7:30 p.m. This is a black tie or military successful in routing insurgents and operate.” Republic of Korea in August to replace equivalent event. criminal fighters in the city. This The units fighting on the ground 1st Infantry Division, which was operation, named Operation Bulldog, continue to work with Iraqi and operating in the Ramadi area for one Information netted 75 anti-coalition fighters, as well multinational forces to bring peace to year. Management Conference as scores of ammunition, weapons Ramadi, officials said. The Army recently announced the Registration is underway for the Network systems, maps, and communications “We can’t do it alone,” said Wallitsch. 2nd BCT will not return to its home Enterprise Technology Command’s 2004 equipment. “It will take a consistent, coordinated station of Korea after its tour in Iraq is training conference scheduled Oct. 26 - 29 “This brigade combat team will effort between all friendly forces in the finished in one year. Instead, the brigade in Seoul. “Managing Information Technology remain relentless in its pursuit of fighters area.” will be restationed at Fort Carson, Colo. for the Future Force” is the theme of the conference that will provide overviews of key information management issues and roads Building r oads American remains to be returned Department of Defense News Release policies specific to Korea. For information on registration, call Gary Gnidziejko at 723- MWR YONGSAN — Remains believed to be those of 4218 or e-mail gary- American soldiers missing in action from the Korean War gnidziejko@us.army.mil. have been recovered by two teams of United States specialists and will be repatriated 10 a.m. today to U.S. USACCK Closure control at Yongsan Army Garrison’s Knight Field. USACCK will be closed for an organization The repatriation marks the fifth and final remains day today. For more information call 724- recovery operation in North Korea this year. 6490. Since 1996, 32 joint operations have been conducted in North Korea, during which remains believed to be those Korea America of more than 200 soldiers have been recovered. Of the Friendship Society 88,000 U.S. service members missing in action from all concert conflicts, more than 8,100 are from the Korean War. A Korea America Friendship Society concert The remains are to be repatriated overland across the will be held at the Seoul American High demilitarized zone, as was done for the first four recovery School Auditorium 7 p.m., Oct.29 . The operations in 2004. concert is open to the public. Officials ask Specialists from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting attendees to be seated by 6:45 p.m. For Command comprised the 27-man U.S. element of the recovery teams. The first team operated near the Chosin more information, call 738-5212. Reservoir where the 1st Marine Division and the Army’s 7th Infantry Division fought Chinese forces November- Rooms Available December 1950. Approximately 1,000 Americans are Reservations for rooms ath Yongsan’s Dragon missing in action from the Chosin campaign. Lodge are now available online. For more The second team recovered remains in Unsan County information, go to www.dragonhilllodge.com about 60 miles north of Pyongyang. This area was the or call 738-2222 or 738-6210. site of battles between communist forces and the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry and 25th Infantry divisions in Weekly Morning Calm W eekly November 1950. Submissions PHOTO BY DAVID MCNALLY The remains will be flown to Hickam Air Force Base, To submit news ideas, stories or Korean construction worker Ham Il-sik finds himself knee-deep in a Hawaii, where the forensic identification process will take commentary, send an e-mail to Camp Casey road Oct. 6. U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Casey officials place in the JPAC laboratory. expect the project, running from Gate 2 to the Army and Air Force morningcalmweekly@korea.army.mil or call The joint remains recovery work resulted from Exchange Service Filling Station, to be finished within 60 days. 738-3355. negotiations with North Korea led by the Defense POW/ Missing Personnel Office.
    • 4 Oct. 15, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Koreawide The Morning Calm WeeklyOfficial from Page 5and went to an Apache Longbow flight fielded here and other advanced systemssimulator for a briefing on cockpit more than compensates for the phasedprocedures and a preview of the actual withdrawal of “boots-on-the-ground.”flight to come as the others watched. According to brigade S-1, Maj. The VIPs were then escorted to an William Coker, Ahn asked a lot ofaircraft parking area, where Ahn climbed questions during his initial briefing at 6thinto a waiting Apache Longbow while Cavalry Brigade headquarters.the others were briefed at a static display “Dr. Ahn asked very detailednearby. questions,” said Coker. “He wanted Ahn flew with Chief Warrant Officer specific knowledge about how the 6th3 Jeff Johnson, 6th Cavalry Brigade Cavalry Brigade offers greater firepowermaster gunner, on a half-hour mission even though we have sent one AH-64Ain the vicinity of Camp Humphreys. Apache squadron back to the states for AD Following the flight, Ahn said he had Longbow upgrade.”been very impressed by the aircraft. The 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry cased The AH-64D Apache Longbow, first its colors at Camp Eagle earlier this yearfielded in Korea in 2001, is the Army’s and shipped its 21 AH-64A Apacheheavy division or corps attack helicopters to the United States to behelicopter. It has fire control radar, fire- upgraded to the Apache Longbow, theand-forget radar-guided Hellfire missiles AH-64D.and cockpit management and digitization Coker said the brigade has greaterenhancements that provide increased firepower even without its firstlethality and survivability. Manned by a squadron because of the Longbow’stwo-person crew, the AH-64D has a improved battlefield versatility, enhancedcombat mission speed of 167 mph and communications, improved drive traina combat range of 300 miles. The and rotor system, improved sights and GOESLongbow also has 2.75-inch rockets sensors and an advanced integratedand a 30 mm cannon and a computerized weapons system.heads-up display that allows pilots to Ahn is former deputy C3 and deputyactively track and engage as many as chief of staff for Combined Forces16 active targets at a time and monitor Command, and former senior ROKeven more. member of the United Nations Command Though Ahn’s familiarization flight Military Armistice Commission.had been planned for some time, it came After his flight, Ahn presentedone day after the Republic of Korea and Ministry of National Defense coins tothe U.S. announced a phased withdrawal pilot Johnson and two Longbow crewof 12,500 United States forces over the chiefs, Spcs. William Small andnext few years. The United States Christopher Kiser, before going to lunchmaintains that the introduction of at the 6th Cavalry Brigade’stechnologically superior weapons “Blackhorse” dining facility. HEREsystems like the Apache Longbow andthe enhanced Patriot missile already E-mail DavisSt@korea.army.milBills from Page 1was to make the user responsible,” would be difficult to gauge usage or billHayes said, adding that there would be residents.no incentive otherwise. Under the RCI program, more than “Just like the off-post person is 37,000 family housing units at a dozenresponsible (for utilities), the person installations have been turned over toliving on post in privatized housing will private developers. The companies manage the housing and collect rentbe responsible too,” Bolden said. through Soldiers’ Basic Allowance for Only new and renovated houses will Housing. In return, the companiesreceive the mock bills, Bolden said, promise to maintain and renovatebecause these homes are energy existing homes and build new housing.efficient, or “energy-star compliant,” “It’s all about providing qualitywhich he said is the industry term. housing for the Soldiers and their The majority of old quarters are not families and using our nation’s energyindividually metered, Bolden said, so it in a wise manner,” Bolden said.Finance from Page 1 Savings from the system has already There are currently 250 sites whereamounted to more than $56 million. the system has been set up, according “Thats just 2003. It doesnt include to DTS officials.paying workers to process the The system will be deployed to morepaperwork,” Kintner said. than 11,000 locations by the middle of “The automated payment of the decade, officials said, at which pointgovernment charge cards is one of the DTS will support more than 90 percentbest things about DTS, Kintner said. of all DoD business travel.“This takes much of the after-the-fact “The goal is to have the system fullybill paying responsibility away from the implemented by 2006,” Kintner said.traveler.” “Thats all of DoD.” Once a voucher is approved, To learn more about DTS online, visitpayment to the traveler’s government www.defensetravel.osd.mil.travel charge card account is madeelectronically. E-mail andrew.kosterman@korea.army.mil
    • Oct. 15, 2004 Page 5Warrior Radio hits the air from Casey By David McNally “Most of the training happens at ranges closer to Area I Public Affairs Office Camp Casey than Uijeongbu,” Vallone said. “Now that our reporters are closer to the action, we have the CAMP CASEY — Warrior Radio officially potential to provide better news coverage.” inaugurated broadcast services with a ceremony today Vallone said they started to broadcast from Camp from a new facility here. Casey Sept. 20, but are using today’s ceremony with “We’re the same station, but now we’re closer to AFN-Korea, 2nd Infantry Division, Area I and U.S. the troops,” said Sgt. 1st Class Felix Vallone, AFN- Army Garrison, Camp Casey officials to show Casey broadcast detachment commander. appreciation to the community for the move. This American Forces Network detachment is “The Camp Casey Garrison helped us out with actually returning to Camp Casey. The unit had electrical work to accommodate the additional load,” provided radio entertainment and information from a Vallone said. “They also helped out with the telephone Camp Casey Quonset hut from the close of the Korean lines and the offer of the new building. We couldn’t War until 1997. have done this without the garrison’s support.” “They moved us in 1997 to Camp Falling Water in The new facility will be dedicated in honor of an Uijeongbu,” Vallone said. “I guess the idea was to be AFN-Korea Soldier, Sgt. Brett Pelotte, a radio and closer to the 2nd Infantry Division headquarters.” television technician who died last year. However, with the pending closure of Camp Falling “Sergeant Pelotte was an important part of the Water, officials had been on the hunt for a new home AFN-Uijeongbu team,” Vallone said. “We miss him.” for the U.S. Army radio and television station. The eight-member staff is adjusting to life at Camp “For listeners throughout Area I,” Vallone explained, Casey. PHOTO BY DAVID MCNALLY “it won’t amount to much of a change. What changed “We’re closer to the audience here,” said Spc.Spc. Michael Cox, Warrior Radio morning show host, broadcasts was the location from which we delivered the service.” Michael Cox, the Warrior Radio morning show host.a command information announcement at the new AFN-Korea Vallone said the relocation will help them to betterradio studio at Camp Casey. provide coverage of Warrior Country activities. See Radio on Page 8 Camp Page Children BOSS takes Army award learn fire safety Area I Public Affairs Office CAMP PAGE — The Camp Page Better Opportunities for By Pfc. Stephanie Pearson Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers Area I Public Affairs Office program took top honors for the best BOSS event in the Army from CAMP RED CLOUD — Children an extra-small installation at the from around the area visited garrison organization’s annual training fire departments at Camps Casey and forum last month. Red Cloud the week of Oct. 3-9 in The winning BOSS event was a observance of Fire Prevention Week. Hawaiian luau it hosted Aug. 21. “Each year, we observe Fire “Not many posts have more Prevention Week to mark the than 30 percent of their Soldier anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire population showing up at their of 1871,” said John Cook, U.S. Army event,” said Spc. Benjamin Hegard, Garrison, Camp Red Cloud fire chief. the group’s president. “It is important we take that time to get “Basically, it came down to our the fire safety message out to as many presentation,” said Spc. John people as possible to help prevent fires Nolting, the group’s vice-president. and save lives.” Nolting said their multimedia Fire officials from each garrison presentation stood out from the invited local schoolchildren to the base rest. fire stations, where they learned about The Camp Page victory means fire prevention, smoke alarms and how $1,000 for the group. to react to a fire. Fire officials also “We’re going to try and invest showed the children how to check a it in a good Halloween bash,” smoke alarm, what to do when they hear Hegard said. “It’s not just one one and what to do if their clothes catch person presenting, it’s the whole fire. Cook said the most important post that won.” message for the children is to have a More than 180 BOSS members home escape plan and know how to from around the world attended the contact the fire department in an 15th annual conference Sept. 19- emergency. 24 at the National Conference At Camp Red Cloud, the local Center in Lansdowne, Va. Uijeongbu fire department brought a fire- PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON See BOSS on Page 8 escape simulation truck for the children. Assistant Fire Chief Kim Tae Chong shows John Lee, 7, how to use a fire extinguisher Oct. 5 at See Safety on Page 8 the Camp Red Cloud Fire Station .
    • Oct. 15, 20046 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area I The Morning Calm WeeklyPhotographers focus on best appearanceArea I Public Affairs Office CAMP CASEY — Armyphotographers beat their one-day recordOct. 6 when they shot and processedofficial photographs for 120 Soldiers. The Camp Casey Visual InformationSupport Center is the place for WarriorCountry staff sergeants and above toget an official snapshot, which can playa part in future promotions. “We work with the customer,” saidArmy photographer Spc. Teddy Wade.“They can even retake a photo if theydon’t like it.” Wade said he knew one sergeantwho came in three times in less than amonth. “That’s okay,” he said. “We’ll helpthem out.” Wade and the two Korean civilianphotographers shoot officialphotographs 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.Mondays and Wednesdays. “Usually we get 25-50 Soldiers for aday,” Wade explained. “But, there is adeadline coming up, so we shot 120 PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLYofficial photos in one day.” Staff Sgt. Richard Joseph, Company B, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion (right,) poses Oct. 6 for an official Army portrait with photographer Kim After the Soldier reviews and Sung-nam at the Camp Casey Visual Information Support Center.approves the photograph, VISCtransmits the image to the Departmentof the Army Photograph ManagementInformation System. Staff Sgt. Dennis Carpenter,Company B, 102nd Military IntelligenceBattalion, said he went through a Class-A inspection at his unit. “They want to make sure everythingis in proper order,” Carpenter said. “Igot a lot of support from my chain ofcommand.” Carpenter said he was happy withhis official photograph. Left and above: Staff Sgt. Dennis Carpenter, Company B, 102nd “This guy here is good,” he said. “He Military Intelligence Battalion,reviews his official photograph Oct.put a lot of effort into making the 6 with photographer Kim Sung-nam at the Camp Casey Visualuniform look good.” Information Support Center. Warriors celebrate Hispanic heritage with block par ty party NEWS & NOTES CID Offers Reward The Criminal Investigation Division is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the successful apprehension and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for stealing six U.S.government Compaq desktop computers, and nine Hansol flat screen computer monitors. The equipment was taken from Building 3752, Camp Hovey, between Aug. 15 - Sept. 13. Anyone with information pertaining to the whereabouts of these items or persons responsible for the theft is urged to contact the CID office at 730-3820 or 011- 695-1784. Caller identity can remain confidential. This reward expires on Sept. 30, 2005. PHOTOS BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON Area I Public Affairs Office FAST Class The Camp Red Cloud Education Center is CAMP RED CLOUD — The Warrior community celebrated Hispanic Heritage holding a Functional Acedemic Skills Training Month Saturday at the Mitchell’s Club parking lot. class, or FAST, for GT-score improvement 8 Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored several bands for the event, a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 - 22. Interested Soldiers including the group The Escovedo Project. must take the pretest of adult basic education, Area I and 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers and civilians enjoyed Hispanic food which is offered 8 a.m. every Monday at the and dance, as well as contests. education center. Registration for this class ends The event went from 3 p.m. until early the next morning. today.
    • Area I The Morning Calm Weekly 7 Oct. 15, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweeklyVets: We were there to make them think twiceBy Spc. Chris Stephens either. We did our job, not a single shot2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office was fired and nobody else was going to die. We wanted to savor the moment PANMUNJOM — With the Vietnam so we could have something toWar over, the 1976 incident on the Korean remember.”demilitarized zone axe murders brought After a moment of reflection, TaskU.S. troops back to the grim reality of Force Vierra, the JSA Security Forcefacing an enemy. and all vehicles departed. “We were enraged at what happened Aftermathinside the JSA,” said Mike Bilbo, a But, Operation Paul Bunyan was notspecialist 4 at the time of the attack. over. Only the overt part of the“We wanted to go to war.” operation had been completed. Over the War was not the response U.S. next few weeks U.S. forces remainedleaders chose. on a high state of alert. After the 1976 axe murder incident at “When we withdrew, we took coverthe demilitarized zone, the President had between two hills just outside ofmany options. Panmunjom,” Johnson said. “Weapons “The tree was going to be cut down,” were now distributed and the men weresaid Wayne Johnson, in his book “Get the very alert to the possibility of troubleFlags Up.” from the KPA. We were no longer in Johnson said his unit was going to help PHOTO COURTESY 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION MUSEUM Panmunjom – this was the DMZ, ourmake sure it was cut down, “and to Second Infantry Division Soldiers prepare to cut down a Panmunjom tree Aug. 21, 1976, at the domain.”protect the men that were going to be center of the infamous demilitarized zone axe murders. “My company commander wasdoing the cutting. In case the North called down to Camp Liberty Bell for aKoreans had any ideas, we were there to briefing,” he said. “When we broke intomake them think twice.” In addition, the message stated that full of resolve. We knew we stood on should there be no interference, and the the brink of war, and we would be the view of Camp Liberty Bell, he “There were a lot of questions from immediately noticed that the threethe troops about the pick handles, and work force would depart the JSA first to know.” compound after completing the mission. As engineers began cutting down the flagpoles were barren,” he said. “Weanother officer did his best to explain the “Obviously, we were apprehensive tree, there was little reaction from the had no idea if the camp would even existtheory behind minimal show of force,” about the reaction we would get,” Vierra North Koreans. According to accounts, by mid-morning so we never raised thesaid Charles Ladd, a second lieutenant at said. “It’s not every day that you are the North Koreans were totally taken U.S., Korean and UN flags. Instead,the time. “There was a lot of grumbling, the point man for a potential second by surprise, and had no clue about what they had been tucked away in one ofbut Soldiers do what they are told if they Korean War.” they should do. The show of force made the vehicles so that they would not falltrust their leadership. I credit our At 7 a.m., Task Force Vierra entered by the ROK and U.S. forces was into enemy hands. ‘Get the flags up,’noncommissioned officers for keeping the JSA security compound and moved unexpected. he ordered.”things together.” directly to the Poplar tree next to Finally, after days of planning the Once the flags were up and things Checkpoint 3. There were 16 2nd tree’s demise, U.S. and ROK Soldiers quieted down in the JSA area,Operation Paul Bunyan Everything was ready Aug. 21, 1976. Engineer Battalion Soldiers charged with cut the tree, branch by branch, until all everything seemed to return back toAll units in Operation Paul Bunyan were cutting the tree down. there was left was the stump. normal for the Soldiers, or as close asin position. In addition, Soldiers from Company After the final branch came down, it could get. But, these Soldiers now had At 6:45 a.m., United Nations Joint A, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment Vierra, who commanded the entire the time to reflect on the lessons theySecurity Area Commander Lt. Col. Victor moved into position as a quick reaction operation, relayed to higher learned before, during and after the axeVierra gave a message to the joint-duty force to support the task force along headquarters, “The tree is down.” murders and Operation Paul Bunyan.officer to be handed to his North Korean with 1st Batallion, 38th Field Artillery “We didn’t really take our time (Editor’s note: This is part two of acounterpart. The message stated, “At 7 and a few military aircraft. (getting out of the DMZ after the tree three part series on the 1976 DMZ axea.m. this day, a UNC work force will enter “I was in the lead truck of the convoy,” was down),” said Bill Fergueson, a murders)the JSA and commence to pruning the said Mark Luttrull, a specialist 4 at the specialist 4 at the time. “But, we suretree in the vicinity of Checkpoint 3.” time. “It was quiet, but the men were weren’t in a hurry to get out of there E-mail chris.stephens@korea.army.mil Army cooks serve hot meals in the field By Capt. Stacy Picard preparing an outstanding meal for Detachment A, 509th Personnel Services Battalion them,” Spc. Michael Dillard, Headquarters Detachment said. CAMP CASEY— In 1905, the Detachment Soldiers, who normally Army’s first school for cooks and work at the Division Support Command bakers opened at Fort Riley, Kan. Up to dining facility, provided breakfast and this point, Soldiers prepared their own dinner meals for the 509th Soldiers meals with issued rations. during the exercise. The Army has come a long way since “Our supplies are limited as to what creating the Mobile Kitchen Truck, or we receive, but we’re always trying to MKT for short. The first mule-drawn think of new ways to make it better than MKTs were used in World War I. what is issued to us,” Dillard said. The 509th Personnel Services Battalion On the first evening, the food-service incorporated an MKT during a four-day Soldiers served what they refer to as the field training exercise Sept. 24-26. “Thanksgiving meal.” Dillard said it’s one “The purpose of having the MKT at of the most popular meals with turkey, this FTX was to validate the abilities of gravy and all the fixings. the cooks and MKT to support the “At first I was hesitant about how battalion in a wartime situation,” said Capt. the food would taste since this was the first time I’ve had meals prepared William Vick Jr., Headquarter and through an MKT,” said Pvt. Princess Headquarters Detachment commander. Gibbs, Detachment A. “It was a positive PHOTO BY CAPT. STACY PICARD “They did a superb job.” experience, not only for me, but theSoldiers from the 509th Personnel Services Battalion take in a hot meal Sept. 25 during a field “It’s our mission to support thetraining exercise at Camp Casey. Soldiers, and boost their morale by See Cooks on Page 8
    • Oct. 15, 20048 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area I The Morning Calm Weekly from Page 5Radio “We were pretty isolated at Camp was pretty much bare walls,” ValloneFalling Water.” said. “Once the engineers left, we Cox begins his broadcast day at 5 cleaned up and moved our broadcasta.m. weekdays. He said the new studio equipment in.”is full of new broadcast equipment. Vallone said he plans to work toward “I know the staff likes being here,” making the building into a premiereVallone said. “The infrastructure, broadcast facility.barracks and work environment are a “I think it’s a great thing we’re backlot better at Camp Casey.” at Casey, closer to the Soldiers,” Vallone The new facility is located near said.Maude Hall, on the first floor of a Cox spends 4 hours on the air duringbuilding once occupied by a Corps of his morning show, playing music, newsEngineers project office. Vallone said and interviewing community officials.there is still work to be done. He fills the rest of his duty day writing “When we took over the building, it and producing radio commercials, or spots, which air throughout the broadcast day on Eagle FM and Thunder AM. He also plans his next show and updates the music. The Eagle FM signal is broadcast throughout Warrior Country on 88.5 and 88.3 FM. The station also has an alternate service, Thunder AM, on 1197 and 1440 AM. American Forces Network-Casey features an afternoon show from 3-6 p.m. weekdays. “The biggest part of the project was getting the installation of the broadcast equipment,” Vallone said. “Our leadership gave us a deadline of Oct. 1, PHOTO BY DAVID MCNALLY and we beat that by 10 days.”Spc. Michael Cox, hosts the morning showat the new Camp Casey radio studio. E-mail david.mcnally@us.army.milBOSS from Page 5 Three camps in Korea did well in the multimedia presentation. But, each groupcompetition. Camp Hialeah placed also displayed a “BOSS board.” Thesecond in the best event contest. Camps three-panel display highlighted threeEagle and Long took second place for themes:an extra-small installation in the best Well-beingBOSS program category. Community service “The people who attended the Recreation and leisureconference were also the judges,” said The BOSS board, Hegard explained,Command Sgt. Maj. Yolanda Lomax, was what the participants used to judgesenior noncommissioned officer for the overall best BOSS program.Area I and a representative at the “Camp Page Soldiers are proud,”conference. “Camp Page BOSS Hegard said. “I’ve been told thismembers competed against six other installation hasn’t won anything like thisextra-small installations Armywide.” in the past. I never expected anything, Lomax said each group gave a but I had a good feeling.”Cooks from Page 6entire unit. It’s definitely a morale both in garrison and field environments.booster for us to have great-tasting, hot Because of the time it takes from setmeals while in the field.” up to clean up, the MKT teams can only “We work together as a great team,” provide two hot meals each day. TheDillard said. “We can accomplish MKT team in this exercise can feed upanything together. Each person gives to 350 people.100 percent effort and it shows.” The MKT was incorporated as part Each team member has a specific of sergeant’s time training for theresponsibility, he said, which allows the battalion in the weeks before theoperations to run smoothly. exercise. The cooks practiced their craft The Soldiers are highly trained, said to give Soldiers a taste of what to expectSgt. 1st Class Renante Ranan, the team during the field training exercise.noncommissioned officer in charge. Heis proud of what they accomplished, E-mail stacy.ann.picard@korea.army.milSafety from Page 5 The inside of the truck is dark and “That was my favorite part,” said Johnfilled with smoke, and has four obstacles Lee, a second-grader from Uijeongbu’sthe children have to negotiate: stairs, a International Christian School, who visitedslide, a hidden door and a backdraft the fire department Oct. 6. “I was a littlesimulation. The children had to crawl scared at first before I knew what wasand use their hands to find the way out, going on, but then it was fun.”which simulates conditions that mightbe present in a real fire. E-mail stephanie.pearson@us.army.mil
    • Oct. 15, 2004 Page 9Commander Construction workers findoutlines Area II unexploded artillery shellvision Officials evacuateBy Col. Timothy K. McNultyArea II Commander neighborhood before YONGSAN — Fall is in the air, moving ordnancestudents are well into their studies and By Alex Harringtonparticipating in extra-curricular Area II Public Affairs Officeactivities, and our newly arrivedresidents are adjusting in the YONGSAN — A Department ofcommunity. Public Works construction crew Thanks for your patience and discovered an unexploded ordnanceassistance with our force protection artillery shell here Wednesday.enhancements and traffic enforcement Officials alerted and evacuatedmeasures. Blackhawk Village near Gate 37. I also appreciate your support for The Area II Fire Department andour smooth school opening. Our streets military police soon arrived at theare safe for our students because you scene.are aware and care for their safety. “Immediately, we asked the military We have begun work on the police to clear the area,” said Alex relocation of the H-208 Temporado, Area II fire chief. “The helicopter loop road on the northwest side of the landing pad village was blocked to pedestrians and on 3rd traffic and about 12 families in Division housing adjacent to the area were R o a d . evacuated.” Please be An explosive ordnance detonation patient with team arrived to determine if the round PHOTO BY CPL. PARK JIN-WOO us as we was safe to move. A 76 mm artillery round lies unearthed at Yongsan Army Garrison Wednesday. work in this “We discovered that the device was McNulty area. safe to transport with minimal This year’s fall sports program is incident,” said Staff Sgt. Scott The DPW construction crew Area II Commander Col. Timothywell underway. We’ve got 550 kids Rominger, 718th Explosive Ordnance unearthed the round while digging with McNulty gave the all-clear signal atplaying soccer on 39 teams. And I’m Detonation Company, one of a three- a backhoe. about 9 p.m.very excited to say that we have, for man team. Community officials canceled The affected Blackhawk Villagethe first time, a flag football league, with The ammunition was a 76 mm scheduled soccer games near the site, families returned to their homes14 teams, totaling 224 players. artillery round, Scott said. and encouraged the use of the youth without incident. Another topic I want to mention is The EOD team speculated that the service facilities while emergencyfall clean-up. I want to remind round was from the Korean War-era. response team dealt with the device. E-mail harringtona@korea.army.milcommanders, units and residents oftheir responsibility to conduct fall clean-up in their respective areas. The fallclean-up period is Oct. 25-28 for unit, 201st Signal Company officiallyactivity and troop billet areas, and Oct.29 for bachelor officer, bachelor enlisted opens CAC rekey centerand family quarters. Residents and unit By Alex Harrington services.With our CAC rekey center ID center on South Post,” Goodepersonnel can visit the Self-Help store Area II Public Affairs Office we are able to assist users.” added.to pick up mowers, rakes and other Community officials inaugurated the Newer Department of Defensecleaning equipment to meet the YONGSAN — Area II common- new service with a ribbon- cutting identification cards have a computerscheduled dates listed above. access-card holders have a new ceremony Oct. 7. chip embedded with 32-kilobytes of I encourage you to do your part in service available if they forget their Goode said the new center will help memory.keeping Yongsan and Area II the p e r s o n a l organizations by Officials envision the new card as aassignment of choice in Korea. identification gateway to computer networks and On another note I’d like to remind number, or are “We will be able to preventing loss of eventually facility access.you about the post pet policy and our locked out from reset their personal PIN productivity. The new cards are required toathletic fields. Pets are being allowed their computer number.” —Capt. Allan Goode “In the past, to digitally sign and encrypt e-mail. reset their PIN, Current identification cards are beingto roam all over the post to include systems, due to unsuccessful login attempts. users (had to) return to (the) 1st phased out.playgrounds and ball fields. I knowyou wouldn’t do it, but there are some The Area II CAC rekey center is Replacement Company’s identification The new facility hours of operationpeople who just don’t care about located at the 201st Signal Company, card office,” Goode said. “This has are 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 Building 2320, Yongsan Main Post. caused loss of work productivity, p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday andstandards. If you see someone letting their pets “We will be able to go into their diversion of resources from card Friday. It is open at 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.wet on our fields and playgrounds or card and reset their personal PIN issuance, and threatened the ability to on Thursday. For more information, call number,” said Capt. Allan Goode, meet milestones. 723-4003.worse…please take the initiative and tell 201st Signal Company commander, “They don’t have to go through the See Vision on Page 10 “So they again access their card and hassle of waiting in long lines at the E-mail harringtona@korea.army.mil
    • 10 Oct. 15, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area II The Morning Calm Weekly NEWS & NOTES Postal facility closure All postal facilities in Yongsan will be closed today for the 8th PERSCOM organization day. All facilities will be open normal hours Saturday. USACCK Closure The U.S. Army Contracting Command Korea will be closed for its organization day picnic today. For more information, call 724-6490. Itaewon Global Village Marathon There is a marathon competition sponsored by the Itaewon Special Tourism Zone Association 2- 4p.m. Sunday at Itaewon Boulevard. This marathon competition is open to all. For registration and more information, call 02-757- 6161. Army Competitive Categor y Promotion Board There is a promotion board for all first lieutenants PHOTOS PFC. PARK YUNG-KWI with a date of rank of March 31, 2004, and earlier, BY for promotion to Captain. Applicants need to A Taekwondo demonstration-team member jumps over five people Saturday to break a wooden board. update their promotion files. The selection board will meet Oct. 26. Contact the personnel services detachment for more information. Yongsan Total Fitness and Health Community Clinic There will be a fitness and health clinic Oct. 29. Assessments will include body-fat analysis, celebrates Columbus Day strength testing, flexibility testing, posture analysis, video-gait analysis, running shoe prescriptions and cholesterol testing. For more information, call 737-5092 or 737-5001. OCS Board The Area II Support Activity local Officer Candidate School board will meet 9:30 a.m. Nov. Seoul American Middle School student Kayla Randoloph and her sister 1 at the Command Conference Room, Building Aliana show interest in playing Korean drums. 4305, Room 107. For more information, call 738-5017. Native American Heritage Commemoration Ceremony Area II Ethnic Observance Committee is searching for talent to sing, dance, recite poetry in contribution to the celebration of “Native American Heritage Month” 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Naija Ballroom, Dragon Hill Lodge. For more information, call 738-5950/5900. Training Ethics Training for DA personnel The acting secretary of the Army mandated that all Soldiers and Department of the Army civilian Local kids take the opportunity to say hello to Tigger the Tiger, one of employees receive a one-hour face-to-face The Republic of Korea Honor Guard exhibit a precision rifle drill. the characters from Winnie the Pooh. ethics training from a judge by the end of 2004. Area II Training sessions in Area II will be conducted at from Page 9 Balboni Auditorium on Yongsan Main Post. For more information, call 723-7092. that person “pets are not allowed on the owners do not clean up after their pets, you see this happening and you can make playgrounds or ball fields.” There are no the pets leave residue andor urinate where a difference immediately. If you have an Korea America Friendship exceptions to this policy. athletes or children play. issue with some one who continues to Society concert There are three reasons that come to These are unacceptable practices and trash the community, use A Korea America Friendship Society concert will mind when pets are allowed to run will not be tolerated. areaiitownhall@korea.army.mil or call be held at the Seoul American High School everywhere: 1) unrestrained pets may I don’t like to police up people who 738-5017 and provide the details so we Auditorium 7 p.m., Oct.29 . The concert is open become aggressive around children and trash the community, but I will enforce can look at it. to the public. Officials ask attendees to be seated could frighten or, heaven forbid, bite a the policies we have to maintain an Thank you in advance for being a by 6:45 p.m. For more information, call 738- child; 2) some children are asthmatic or environmentally clean community for our model citizen who takes care of the 5212. susceptible to lice or ringworm from residents, workers and visitors. community. Have a great fall season! associating with animals; and 3) if I mention it to you because most of Hooah!
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area II Oct. 15, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 11 Tours Entertainment Cultural Events, Tours and Enter tainment Experience Greater Seoul USO Tours Royal Asiatic Tour Entertainment Tour for Ginseng and Bamboo Market in Andong , Pusoksa & Hahoe Village Tour Recital – A soprano singer Sim Jae-hwa willBomun temple – 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Today – Saturday-Sunday do a recital 7:30 p.m Saturday at a little theater in Suanbo Hot Spring – 3:45 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Masterpieces of Silk Embroidery Tour Sejong center. . For more information, call 02-399-Saturday and Sunday – Saturday 1111. Tour for Shilluk temple (Mokah Buddhist Odaesan Park & Woljongsa Templs Tour Opera – Opera ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’will beMuseum), 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday – Sunday held at 7:30 Wednesday to Oct. 23 at Seoul Arts Cultural tour to Kyungbok Palace & Changduk Soraksan National Park Tour – Oct. 23 - 24 Center Theatre. For more information, call 02-580-Palace – 8:40 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Tuesday Tour to Songnisan and Popchusa National park 1300 Inchon tour – 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. Thursday – Oct. 30 Festival – Seoul International Computer Music Festival will be held 7: 30 p.m.Thursday to Oct.24 For more information, call the Seoul USO office Call 02-763-9483 for more information about at Jayu theatre in Seoul Arts Center. For moreat 02-792-3380. Royal Asiatic Society events. information, call 02-2290-1709. Area II Worship Services Protestant Collective Sunday 6 p.m. South Post Chapel Mass M o n / W e d / 12:05 p.m. Memorial Chapel 1 p.m. Camp Colbern Chapel Thur/Fri 5 p.m. Memorial ChapelContemporary Sunday 10 a.m. Multipurpose Training Facitlity Korean Tuesday 6 p.m. Camp Colbern ChapelEpiscopal Sunday 10 a.m. Memorial Chapel Thursday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel Area II ChaplainsChurch of Christ Sunday 2 p.m. South Post Chapel 2nd Tuesday 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Thomas DrakeUnited Pentecostal Sunday 1 p.m. Memorial Chapel DrakeT@korea.army.mil or DSN 738-3011Church International Catholic Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Vincent BurnsCollective Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel Mass Sunday 8 a.m. South Post Chapel BurnsV@korea.army.mil or DSN 725-2955 9:30 a.m. 121 Hospital Chapel Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David Colwell 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel David.Colwell@korea.army.mil or DSN 738-4043 9:30 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel (Korean) Tuesday 12:05 p.m. 121 Hospital Chapel Chaplain (Maj.) Stanley Whitten 10 a.m. South Post Chapel 7 p.m. South Post Chapel Whittense@korea.army.mil or DSN 736-3018 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel
    • Oct. 15, 200412 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Community News Food Show Coming to Seoul of their babies. For more information, call Defense, and fourth commandant, There is more to Korean Cooking than 02-319-2683. Republic of Korea Marine Corps. Kim chi and red-hot chili pepper paste! For tickets, e-mail If you would like a sample of Korea AFSC luncheon ombmcball@marfork.usmc.mil. culture and food, plan to attend the Seoul Armed Forces Spouses Club is International Health Food Expo 2004. It hosting a luncheon Tuesday at the Thanksgiving Golf Trip to Australia will be held at the AT Center in Yangjae Dragon Hill Lodge. This month’s United Services Organization is in southern Seoul, now – Sunday. For speaker is Dianne Wermenlinger. She hosting an international golf gateway more information go to will speak on personal empowerment over Thanksgiving to Australia, Nov. 19- www.seoul.healthfood.com. (Admission for women through communication. 27. Call Rita at the USO for more is free. Area II will provide bus For reservations, call 738-3899 or 02- information, 724-7781. transportation to the show on Saturday, 6355-5073. departing at 10 a.m. from Building 4106 DoDDS YongsanCommunity Events, and return at 3:30 p.m. Please call 738- School JamClasses and Meetings 5212 for reservations.) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will SAHS Homecoming host a “School Jam” on Oct. 23 at the The Seoul American High SchoolYongsan Bike Rodeo AFSC looking for volunteers Dragon Hill Lodge. The event will raise Homecoming is Saturday at Seoul In a collaboration effort United American Forces Spouses Club is funds to build scholarships for students. American high school. The HomecomingServices Organization, D.A.R.E and looking for volunteers to give back to Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was dance will be held at the Dragon HillArea II Safety are hosting a the community. For more information, founded in 1906, with the goal of Lodge, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m at the same day.Yongsan Bike Rodeo, 10 a.m. call 738-7327 or 736-8119. “service” to all mankind.Saturday at the Commissary park lot. Area II commander speaks beforeThis event will teach kids and adults Meeting for people overweight Essay contest DoDDS studentsabout bike safety. Participants need Weight management support group Korean corporate members of the Col. Timothy McNulty, Area IIto bring a bike, helmet, and reflective meetings are 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. the first Association of U.S. Army are sponsoring commander, will address the freshmanvest/belt. USO Korea will be giving and third Mondays of each month. For an essay contest, “Life in Korea,” for and sophomores 11 a.m. Oct. 22 in theaway two bicycles with protective more information, 736-3029. active-duty Soldiers, family members and high school auditorium and beforeequipment. For more information, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army juniors and seniors 11 a.m. Oct. 26.call SPC. Morrison at 011-9690- Learn how to make baby blankets Soldiers. For more information, call 723-1296. U.S. Forces Korea members are 6306 or e-mail petersenjc@korea.army.mil. Red Ribbon Week invited to a quilter’s workshop, 9 a.m. “Red Ribbon Week,” a drugARC first aid and safety courses to 2:30 p.m Monday, at the South Post Marine Corps Birthday Ball prevention program, begins Oct. 25. American Red Cross is offering Chapel. Attendees will learn how to The 229th United States Marine Ms. Sheila Bryant from ASACS willthe following courses: first aid and make baby blankets for the 121st Corps Birthday Ball will be held Seoul, 6 host a “Red Ribbon” presentation insafety 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and General Hospital Stork’s Nest Unit. p.m., Nov. 10, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. the Seoul American High Schoolbabysitting, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 30. Baby blankets are donated to new moms Guest of Honor is retired Lt. Gen. Kim auditorium 11 a.m. Oct 28 in the highFor more information 738-3670. who waited at the hospital for the birth Sung-Eun, 15th minister of National school auditorium.
    • 14 Oct. 15, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Movies The Morning Calm Weekly Now showing at AAFES Reel Time Theaters For additional listings or matinees call respective theater or see www.aafes.com AT THE Oct. 15 - 21 M OV I E S Location Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Phone No. Casey The Day After 730-7354 Collateral First Daughter First Daughter Collateral Yu-gi-oh! The Movie Alien vs. Predator Tomorrow Essayons Around the World in 732-9008 Dodgeball I, Robot Anchorman The Village First Daughter The Village 80 Days Garry Owen Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in Sky Captain and the The Manchurian 734-2509 Mr. 3000 Candidate The Village God Send The Village the Hat World of Tomorrow Henry 768-7724 Collateral Mr. 3000 Mr. 3000 Catwoman No Show No Show No Show Humphreys Sky Captain and the First Daughter First Daughter Princess Diaries 2 Princess Diaries 2 Collateral Collateral 753-7716 World of Tomorrow Hialeah The Manchurian Mr. 3000 The Village No Show No Show No Show No Show 763-370 Candidate Hovey 730-5412 No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show Howze Sky Captain and the The Chronicles of 734-5689 Mr. 3000 Envy Jersey Girl Connie and Carla 50 First Dates World of Tomorrow Riddick Collateral First Daughter Max has lived a The daughter of mundane life as a cab the President of the driver for twelve years. United States goes The faces have come off to college after and gone from his insisting that she be rear-view mirror: able to enjoy her people and places school years without hes long since the omnipresence of forgotten--until the Secret Service. tonight. Vincent is a The government contract killer. When agrees to her demands but assigns a young an off-shore narco-trafficking cartel learns that theyre agent to go undercover as a student in order to about to be indicted by a federal grand jury, they mount an operation to identify and kill the key witness, keep an eye on her. The first daughter and the and the last stage is tonight. It is on this night Vincent Schedule subject to change agent fall in love, until she learns his true has arrived--and five bodies are supposed to fall. identity. Circumstances cause Vincent to hijack Max taxicab, The girl who always stood out is finally and Max becomes collateral--an expendable person getting the chance to fit in. whos in the wrong place at the wrong time. R PG Location Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Phone No. Kunsan Resident Evil: Resident Evil: Princess Diaries 2 No Show Princess Diaries 2 Collateral Collateral 782-4987 Apocalypse Apocalypse Long Anacondas: The Anacondas: The Harold & Kumar go 721-3407 Hunt for the Blood No Show Hunt for the Blood No Show No Show No Show Orchid Orchid to White Castle Osan Shark Tale Shark Tale Black Cloud Black Cloud Princess Diaries 2 Princess Diaries 2 Without a Paddle 784-4930 Page 721-5499 No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show Red Cloud First Daughter Collateral Collateral Yu-gi-oh! The Movie Without a Paddle Anchorman Black Cloud 732-6620 Stanley 732-5565 Collateral Eternal Sunshine King Arthur Yu-gi-oh! The Movie Twisted Black Cloud White Chicks Yongsan I Black Cloud Black Cloud Shark Tale Shark Tale Collateral Collateral Collateral 738-7389 Yongsan II The Bourne The Bourne The Bourne Yu-gi-oh! The Movie Princess Diaries 2 Princess Diaries 2 Princess Diaries 2 738-7389 Supremacy Supremacy Supremacy Yongsan III 738-7389 Yu-gi-oh! The Movie Princess Diaries 2 Princess Diaries 2 Princess Diaries 2 The Village The Village The Village
    • Chaplain The Morning Calm Weekly Oct. 15, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 15Chaplain: How well off are you?By: Chaplain (Maj.) Stephen Cruys Our cars do more than move us from one place to does not consist in the abundance of possessions.”23rd Area Support Group another. They bring us to our jobs and our kids school His point is well taken. It’s not what you’ve got; it’s activities and sporting events – things that provide what you do with it that matters. How do you measure how you are “doing?” How meaning for us and give us an internal sense of worth. I pulled up behind a car the other day with a bumperdo you judge if you are “better off” than you were Things do matter. But the question remains, “How sticker on it that read, “Life is a test. It is only a test. Ifyears ago? How about days ago? Hours? Let’s get do you measure if you are better off now than?” this were your actual life, you would have been givenright down to it. The truth is, we answer this question, Scripture is full of examples of people who are better instructions.” It’s easy to resonate with the writer’s“Are you better off now than you were…whenever,” well off. Some become even better off as the story sentiment. We live in a less than perfect world surroundedby talking about the things we have. Whether we unfolds while some become worse off. What becomes by less than perfect people. And yet, here we are. Maybemeasure our wealth in dollars or diamonds, stocks or clear as you read the stories of the wealthy and the we’re better off than we were years ago. Maybe webonds, cars or homes, we all measure how we’re not so wealthy is that how well off they are isn’t the aren’t. Perhaps that’s not even the right question. Ordoing by our things. point of the story at all. It’s how they use their wealth perhaps, just perhaps, how you answer that question And maybe we should. Our things are important. that matters. Jesus once told a man, who was mad at depends on how you measure what you’re worth.Our homes provide more than a place to stay dry and his brother for not sharing his inheritance to, “Be onwarm and raise our families. They provide security. your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life E-mail stephen.cruys@korea.army.mil Area III Worship Services Protestant Catholic Mass Area III Chaplains Lutheran 8 a.m. Freedom Chapel Daily 11:45 a.m. Freedom Chapel Chaplain (Maj.) Matthew Ahn byungho.ahn@korea.army.mil Collective 10 a.m. Suwon Air Base Sunday 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel 753-7274 or 011-9496-7445 10:30 a.m. Camp Eagle 1 p.m. Suwon Air Base 10:30 a.m. Zoeckler Chapel Chaplain (Capt.) Darin Olson 4 p.m. Camp Long 11 a.m. Freedom Chapel olsondg@humphreys1-501mi.korea.army.mil 5:15 p.m. Camp Eagle 753-3049 12:30 p.m. Camp Long Gospel 1 p.m. Freedom Chapel Chaplain (Maj.) Stephen Cruys Latter-Day Saints 4 p.m. Freedom Chapel stephen.cruys@korea.army.mil Contemporary 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel 753-7275 Korean 7 p.m. Camp Long (All services are on Sunday) (Mass is daily at Camp Humphreys)
    • 16 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Oct. 15, 2004 Feature The Morning Calm Weekly A man peers through the entrance of the Sapgyoho Marine Park to get a glimpse of ships docked there. Exhibits range from maps to photographs, and uniform and weapons displays. PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVIS Students begin their tour of historic ships docked at the Sapgyoho Marine Park near Asan. preserve Retired war ships preser ve histor y at Sapgyoho Marine Park history Park By Steve Davis fighting in Europe and the Pacific theaters. When Area III Public Affairs Office the war ended, most of the LSTs were scrapped, modified or given to navies of other DANGJIN — Just a few minutes southwest countries. Some remained in service and saw of Camp Humphreys, the Sapgyoho Marine Park action in Korea, Vietnam and even the Cuban is an interesting day trip that shows how sailors Blockade. lived and fought aboard two vintage war ships. The destroyer docked at the marine park was A landing ship and a destroyer, both U.S. formerly the USS Rogers. Named for three Navy vessels transferred to the Republic of brothers killed in action aboard the USS New Korea Navy, have been converted into floating Orleans during the Battle of Tassafaronga in the museums with galleries and exhibits throughout Solomon Islands, it is a Gearing class destroyer A visitor looks at the guns on the Jeongu Ju, formerly the USS Rogers, their expansive hulls. launched in November 1944. It saw action in a destroyer that saw action in World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. Visitors can wander at their own pace World War II, the Korean War and in Vietnam. through the nicely-designed exhibits. Though The USS Rogers was decommissioned in there are no English translations, most of the October 1980 and transferred in July 1981 to the exhibits are understandable. They depict the Republic of Korea Navy and renamed “Jeong Ju.” uniforms, weapons and the lifestyle of sailors After exploring the ships, visitors can view that served aboard the ships. other dockside exhibits, including an amphibious Guests can squeeze through narrow landing craft and seaplanes, or visit the souvenir passageways past the galley, state rooms or shop, restaurant and photo gallery nearby. operations centers and up stairs to the bridge, Entrance fee is 5,000 won for adults, 4,000 where captains once issued orders. won for children and 3,000 won for Soldiers During World War II, about 1,050 landing and students. ship transports, or LSTs, were built to to carry troops and supplies to American and allied troops E-mail DavisSt@korea.army.mil From Seoul: Take the Seohaean Expressway From No.15 to the Songak I.C. and follow signs to the Sapgyoho Lake Tourist Complex and Hamsang Park. The trip takes about an hour-and-a-half. Fr om Camp Humphr eys: Take Highway From Humphreys: 45 past the Camp Humphreys CPX Gate and drive about 10 miles to the second Asan sea wall. Exit and drive toward the battleships. By Bus: From Seoul’s Nambu Bus Terminal, take the bus that goes to Sapgyoho Lake. From Instruments aboard the Jeong Ju appear much as they did Pyeongtaek, take a bus to Dangjin and get off at when the ship was commissioned in the U.S. in 1945. Visitors walk around an amphibious landing craft. Sapgyoho.
    • 18 Oct. 15, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly MWR The Morning Calm Weekly Trout invade Camp Humphreys pool by Mike Mooney Area III Marketing CAMP HUMPHREYS — Those are not mermaids being placed into the Zoeckler Station Outdoor Swimming Pool at Camp Humphreys. Swimming Registration But for activity-starved fishermen, it’s just about as good. Yongsan Children and Youth Services Sports will conduct swimming registration throughout The outdoor swimming pool, which closed for the season October for youth ages 5-18. For more information just after Labor Day, has remained filled with water that’s contact 738-8117. turned just a little bit green in preparation for the second ever Jethro Bodine C-ment Pond Fishing Derby 10 a.m. Saturday. Photo Contest Exhibition Trout weighing 3-to-5 pounds each have been purchased The winning 72 photos from the Koreawide Army from a Korean trout farm and will be placed in the swimming photo contest are on display until Oct. 31 on the pool to provide a novel fishing opportunity. second floor of the Yongsan Arts and Crafts “Our goal in the Area III Morale, Welfare & Recreation Center, Building 4254 on Yongsan South Post. program is to provide unusual and different activities to keep PHOTO BY CHONG SO-KWONG Hours for the Arts and Crafts Center are 9 a.m. to our soldiers, airmen, civilian employees and family members Camp Humphreys anglers line up at last year’s trout fishing event. The 8 p.m. entertained,” said Area III Sports Director Jim Howell. “I Jethro Bodine C-ment Pond fishing derby is scheduled for 10 a.m. guess a fishing derby in a swimming pool qualifies as Saturday at Zoeckler Station. You All You Can Eat Buffet something unique.” Camp Red Cloud Mitchell’s All-U-Can-Eat- The Camp Humphreys Youth Swim Team, the Sharks, Lunch Buffet is available 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 Inspiration for the Fishing Derby was provided by Jethro will be selling concessions and will clean fish for a fee. p.m. on weekdays. For more information, Bodine of Beverly Hillbillys fame who made “fishin’ in the C- “We’ll have grills fired up and ready for cooking for those call 732-8189. ment Pond” famous throughout the U.S. who want to eat their fish right away,” Howell said. “But, of Monday – Italian buffet The speckled trout, which average a kilo each, are being course, people have to bring their own seasoning and utensils. Tuesday – Barbecue ribs trucked from a trout farm near Korea’s east coast and will be If they want, they can take the fish with them and prepare Wednesday – Oriental buffet put in the pool upon arrival. them in the comfort of their own home.” Thursday – Mexican buffet “We haven’t added any chemicals to the pool since we Whatever fish are left after the derby will be released in a Friday – Variety buffet closed it,” Howell said, “so the chlorine has dissipated, making Camp Humphreys pond, which currently isn’t open to the it safe for the fish. The water is a little green from the algae, public but may become an MWR facility in the future. Playgroups For Children but it’s pure, which is what the fish need.” MWR will provide the fishing poles. Personal equipment Yongsan Playgroups is now accepting new The Fishing Derby starts at 10 a.m. and wraps up about 3 members. The group plans play dates, will not be allowed, although individuals can bring their own p.m. Entry is $5 for adults. Children may fish for free. “secret” baits. The event will be held rain or shine. educational activities and field trips for families with infants, toddlers and pre- Fishermen will be allowed to catch up to three fish, which schoolers in Yongsan and Hannam Village they can clean and cook at the pool or take home with them. E-mail mooneym@korea.army.mil areas. E-mail joyner57@hotmail.com for membership information. Korea BOSS programs shine Outdoor Cookout By Tim Hipps concerns and recommend but positive things to do,” said Sgt. Camp Casey Warrior’s Club presents Special Army News Service improvements through the installation David Hopkins, BOSS president at Outdoor Cookout, St. Louis Baby Back Ribs chain of command. The program Vicenza, Italy. 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Corn ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Four Better encourages and assists single Soldiers “Where Im at, there arent a lot of on the cobs, beans, salad and drink are Opportunities for Single and in identifying and planning recreational single Soldiers involved with helping included. For more information, call 730- Unaccompanied Soldiers programs in each other out,” said Pfc. Martha Jones, and leisure activities. It also generates 2193. Korea have won awards at the Army’s opportunities to participate in BOSS vice president at Fort Huachuca, annual BOSS conference. Ariz. “At this conference I have learned Armed Forces Camp Page BOSS won first place for community-service programs. Entertainment Show the best BOSS event in the extra-small The BOSS representatives met and a whole lot about how to come up with MWR is hosting Armed Forces Entertainment talked with Vice Chief of Staff of the ideas on how to get people to interact installation competition (see related Show: Billy Blanks. A high-energy workout Army Gen. Richard A. Cody, Sgt. Major with each other, like an icebreaker. I article on page 5). Camp Hialeah BOSS system sports clinic will be held 10 a.m. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston and have learned how to manage my books, Saturday at Carey Fitness Center, Camp Casey. won second in the extra-small how to conduct myself and how to Army Deputy Chief of Staff G-1 Lt. installation category. Camp Hialeah was Gen. F.L. Hagenbeck. carry myself. Basically, Ive learned Tournament W res t ling T ournament last year’s winner in the extra small The Soldiers completed several what other installations are doing.” The 8th U.S. Army Wrestling Tournament will installation category. team-building exercises, including a Jones was stunned to learn about one be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Carey Fitness Camps Long and Eagle placed fund-raising event. scavenger hunt through and around the Center, Camp Casey. This tournament is open second for the Best BOSS installation “They had a dog wash,” she said National Conference Center at to active-duty members in Area I. Weigh-ins program for extra small installations, Lansdowne, Va. BOSS basics were with a look of astonishment. “Thats the and medical exams begin 10 a.m. For more while Camp Red Cloud took second information, call 732-6277. emphasized at the annual conference first I ever heard of that. Im pretty place for the best BOSS event for small installations. because many of the BOSS program excited because Im going to take back Ultimate Speed Pool More than 180 members of Better presidents, vice presidents, sergeants a whole lot of ideas that are going to To u r n a m e n t Opportunities for Single and major and MWR civilian leaders were change Fort Huachuca for the better.” An Ultimate Speed Pool preliminary Unaccompanied Soldiers celebrated the first-time attendees. “I got a lot of ideas," added Amanda tournament will be held 1 p.m. Oct. 23 at 15th anniversary of BOSS at their annual Conference sessions covered topics Totaro, BOSS president at Fort Eustis, Primo’s, Camp Casey. The winner will receive conference Sept. 19 through 24. such as BOSS during deployment, Va. "Some people have done some a pool cue and advance to the final which marketing and commercial sponsorship, amazing things with their programs. Its The single Soldiers and more than will be held 6 p.m. Oct. 30. Sign-up sheets budget and finance, enlisted personnel not just the things theyve done but how 70 single Marines came from U.S. and rules of play are available at Primo’s management, commissary awareness, the BOSS soldiers are so willing to work Express, Camp Casey. For more information, military installations around the world to share ideas and learn better ways to web-based programmers tools, how to together. Its something they love to call 730-4334. make their programs work. They were incorporate BOSS into Morale, Welfare do.” Wash Car W ash Ser vice welcomed to town by Brig. Gen. Robert and Recreation programming, how to During their week in Washington, Area I MWR Service Division offers 24-hour L. Decker, commander of the U.S. conduct a productive meeting, and how the Soldiers took a brief tour of the service Car Wash at Camp Mobile. The car Army Community and Family Support to plan an installation BOSS workshop. Pentagon and spent an afternoon with wash at Camp Mobile is self service and Center, which monitors the BOSS “Its all about bettering the single- veterans at the Armed Forces Retirement accepts 500 won coins only. For more program. Soldier program so that our single Home, which many BOSS members information, call 730-3928. Through BOSS, single Soldiers Soldiers in our communities will never said was their highlight of the identify quality of life issues and run out of not only fun things to do, conference.
    • Oct. 15, 2004 Page 21 Pfc. Jon Talbot and Sgt. Timothy Golson rush to help Pfc. Charles DeGreef, who has a simulated abdominal wound. Talbot and Golson are from the 52nd Medical Battalion. DeGreef is with the 377th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) at Camp Humphreys. Soldiers train hard to win Expert Field Medical Badge Area III Public Affairs Office Bowen, a combat medic with the 568th Medical Company which operates CAMP HUMPHREYS — Pfc. Jared ground ambulances, said he takes the Bowen found it mentally challenging, and Expert Field Medical Badge testing 2nd Lt. Sherry Kwon called it physically seriously. demanding. “Passing the EFMB is a lot tougher Both were referring to the five-day than what I learned in advanced individual train-up for the Expert Field Medical training,” said Bowen, who took four Badge test held at Camp Humphreys in months of initial medical training at Fort mid-September by the 52nd Medical Sam Houston, Texas, after he finished Battalion, an evacuation medical unit basic training nearly two years ago. comprised of air and ground “EFMB training teaches you all about life components. and death on the battlefield.” To earn the coveted Expert Field For Kwon, the hardest part of the Medical Badge, or EFMB, Soldiers must training was physical. pass a grueling series of hands-on tests “To evacuate casualties from the on communications, common skill tasks, battlefield, you may have to carry or even emergency medical treatment, drag them to safety,” she said. PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVIS evacuation of the sick and wounded, It was not uncommon to see maleMedical personnel carry a “battlefield casualty” on a litter obstacle course during training litter obstacle and femaleSept. 21 at Camp Humphreys for the Expert Field Medical Badge. course, day Soldiers alike and night land “Expert Field Medical Badge struggling to drag navigation training teaches you all about life and a casualty a c o u r s e s , death on the battlefield.” required distance comprehensive — Pfc. Jared Bowen to “safety.” written test, a Soldiers also 12-mile foot had to prove their march, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, ability to assemble and operate a single the Army Physical Fitness Test, and channel ground and airborne radio weapons qualification. system and proper radio net procedures “The toughest task for me was to call for a ground or air ambulance. triage,” said Bowen. “You have to be able “They also have to provide security to evaluate the seriousness of a variety the whole time and know the proper“Casualty” 2nd Lt. Michael Shultz is moved to Medical personnel lift a casualty over a high of battlefield injuries and prioritize way to load casualties into ansafety Sept. 21 during EFMB training. barrier on the litter obstacle course. treatment.” ambulance or helicopter,” said 1st Sgt. Jose Mairena of the 568th Medical Company. Expert Field Medical Badge testing will be held beginning next week at a training site near the Demilitarized Zone for Soldiers selected by medical units throughout the Republic of Korea. “Only the best get to test,” said Mairena.Sgt. Ariel Hernandez provides security, an Spc. Christina Cardenas and 2nd Lt. Sherry “Earning the badge meansExpert Field Medical Badge task. Hernandez Kwon test on radio procedures. Both are from Soldiers team up to lift a casualty above a simulated trench on you truly know youris with the 542nd Medical Company. the 568th Medical Company. the litter obstacle course at Camp Humphreys. stuff.”
    • 22 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Oct. 15, 2004 Area III The Morning Calm WeeklyNEWS & NOTES Jethro Bodine Fishing Unit preps early for noncombatant drill Derby 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion shows what it means to be proactiveThe Jethro Bodine C-ment Pond Fishing Derby Area III Public Affairs Officewill be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at theZoeckler Swimming Pool. The pool will be stocked ZOECKLER STATION — Somewith fish for kids or adults to catch with poles units refuse to put off until tomorrowprovided by Area III MWR. Admission is $5 for what they can find a way to do today.adults and $2 for children 10 years old and under. That was the philosophy driving theThe Camp Humphreys youth swim team, the 3rd Military Intelligence BattalionSharks, will operate a snack concession and clean (Aerial Exploitation) Aug. 30 as thefish for donations. For information, call 753-8257. unit hosted an educational briefing for family members, Department ofCatholic ‘Mass in the Grass’ Defense civilians and other Ser vice Scheduled noncombatants who could beThe Camp Humphreys Catholic Community “Mass evacuated from the Korean peninsulain the Grass” will be held on at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, in the event of a crisis.at the Cav Corral across from Zoeckler Station. Noncombatant evacuation opera- PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVISMass will be followed by food and fun. There will tions are directed by the Department Above: Noncombatants Tae Barnes and Juliebe no Mass at the chapel Sunday. For more of State, the Department of Defense Hennies have their protective masks fitted andinformation, call 753-7276. or other appropriate authorities to tested by Cpl. Kim Min-joo and Pfc. Kim evacuate noncombatants from foreign Chang-bum during a noncombatant briefing ‘Empowering Couples’ countries to safe havens or conducted Aug. 30 by the 3rd Military Workshop Scheduled repatriation in the United States before Intelligence Battalion.“Empowering Couples: Building on Your Strengths” or during a crisis, whether political,will be presented from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday as part of military or a natural disaster. Left: NEO wardens from the 3rd Militarythe six-week Couple’s Workshop Series sponsored The key to getting noncombatants Intelligence Battalion check paperwork thatby ACS Family Advocacy. Space is limited. Free to safety often lies with notification noncombatants will need later at thechild care will be available. Call 753-6252 by by a representative of the unit known “Courageous Channel” Evacuation ControlMonday to register. as a “NEO warden.” Each unit NEO Center. warden is responsible for notifying a Cross-Cultural Marriage Seminar designated number of noncombatants. “The bottom line is to get everyone Camp Humphreys Exercise Control CenterA free Cross-Cultural Marriage Seminar will beheld from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in out safe,” said Capt. Andy Sherman, moves to Butler City area; busing required the battalion S-1. “Get to know yourthe Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Conference NEO warden. That person needs to Area III Public Affairs Office the Camp Humphreys CommunityRoom. The two-day workshop is designed for new know who you are, where you live Activities Center, another in thebrides or soon-to-be brides of all nationalities. It and how to reach you at all times.” CAMP HUMPHREYS — The vicinity of the walk-through gatecovers American customs, cultural differences, NEO wardens were also asked to Exercise Control Center for the Oct. across from the Nitewatch Cafe.education, employment, legal rights and more. get to know those they are responsible 21-23 “Courageous Channel” Buses will stop at the CommunityCall 753-8782 to preregister. for and make sure NEO paperwork Noncombatant Evacuation Exercise Activities Center 15 minutes before was completed properly. has moved from the Community and 15 minutes after each hour. The Community CPR Class U.S. Army Area III Support Activity Activities Center to the Butler City buses will stop at the CommunityA community cardiopulmonary resusitation, or CPR, representative Randall McCaffrey area of Camp Humphreys. Activities Center every half-hour.class will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 23 at presented a briefing on NEO “Butler City provides a more secure “Signs will be posted at boththe Camp Humphreys American Red Cross in procedures, including what area for noncombatants,” said Kevin areas,” said Greiss. “NoncombatantsBuilding 262. The class will cover first aid and noncombatants should expect at their Greiss, from the U.S. Army Area III just have to follow the signs.”CPR techniques for adults, children and infants. local Emergency Evacuation Center, Support Activity Directorate of Plans, Participation in the exercise isPreregistration is required. Cost is $35. For where they will be received and Training, Mobility and Security that mandatory for all noncombatants.information, call 753-7172. processed for possible evacuation. organizes the operation. “That location Exercise Control Center hours are: Sgt. 1st Class Donnie Burnett and allows us to train as we would fight.” Camp Humphreys ECC: noon-6 College Registration Staff Sgt. Alfred Gonzalez also Griess said all noncombatants must p.m., Thursday; 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct.The Army Education Services term II college presented a briefing on the proper use take a bus to and from Butler City. 22; and 8 a.m.-noon, Oct. 23registration will take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. of protective masks for adults, “No privately owned vehicles will Camp Long/Eagle ECC: noon-6through Oct. 22 at the Camp Humphreys, Camp children and infants. be allowed to enter Butler City because p.m. Thursday only.Long and Suwon Air Base education centers. For Noncombatants then got a chance of increased security,” said Griess. Suwon Air Base ECC: 9 a.m.-1more information, call 753-8907 or 8909. to have their masks fitted and tested. There will be two bus stops: one at p.m. Oct. 22 only. Spouse OrientationA free two-day “Spouse Orientation about the Camp Humphreys post theater receives a makeoverRepublic” workshop will be offered from 9 a.m.- Area III Public Affairs Office4 p.m. Oct. 25-26 in the MWR Conference Roomin Building 252. The workshop, hosted by the Army CAMP HUMPHREYS — TheCommunity Service Bicultural Outreach Program, Camp Humphreys post theater isis designed for spouses new to Korea. Topics include scheduled to reopen Sunday after acommunity resources, Korean customs, culture $45,000 makeover.and language. Pre-register by Wednesday. For New seats, floor mats and acousticinformation, call Yong-hui Straughan at 753-8782. tiles are being installed. A digital sound system was installed earlier this year. Red Ribbon Events “Completion of this second phaseA Red Ribbon Kick-off ceremony will be held should make for a better movie-from 9 -10 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Youth Center. Red going experience,” said DwightRibbon Family Skate NIght will be held at the Marcus, the Humphreys postYouth Center from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22. For more PHOTO BY STEVE DAVIS exchange manager who alsoinformation, call Theresa Baker at 753-7361. Contractors look at a pile of old seats removed from the Camp Humphreys post theater. oversees the theater operation.
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area III Oct. 15, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 23Retirees honor those who ‘fade away’Area III Public Affairs Office Let the bugle blow Let the march be played CAMP HUMPHREYS — A plaque with the forming of my fellow retireeshonoring Area III retirees who have passed away was for my final paradeunveiled Oct. 6 at the Community Activities Center.The unveiling ceremony was attended by members of A lifetime of service passes in review As many good friends and exotic places, too Cpl. Sun In-chul, thethe Area III Retiree Council and Lisa Dresel, whose As the waning sunlight begins to fade fastest 5-kilometerhusband Tom, a military retiree and former manager with martial music of my last parade.of Freedom’s Inn restaurant at Camp Humphreys, men’s open runner,recently passed away. shows off his Purple So let the bugle blow. Ribbon Run T-shirt. “All retirees who pass away will be remembered Fire the evening gun. PHOTOS STEVE DAVISfor their 20-plus years of honorable service to their Slowly lower the colors BY Runners begin the Columbus Day and Purple Ribbon Run Monday atcountry,” said Bill Spearman, council chairman. My final parade has begun Camp Humphreys. More than 200 runners took part in the run. Borrowing from Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s famous As I slowly fade away.line, “Old Soldiers never die, they just fade away,”the plaque reads “In Memory of Area III Retirees Who Spearman said names will be added to the plaque Runners navigate Columbus Day courseHave Faded Away” and has the following poem: as Area III retirees “fade away.” Area III Public Affairs Office Women seniors: Diana Juergens, Wendy Robinson and Margaret Vibbelt. CAMP HUMPHREYS — More than Women open: Sadie Sellow, Caroline 200 runners took part in the Columbus Day Slemmer and Crystal Hills. and Purple Ribbon Run Monday at Men masters: Roger Kacmarski, Camp Humphreys. The run promoted Craig Clark and Jeong Sang-hoon. Domestic Violence Prevention Week. Men seniors: Larry Rdiall, Craig Results, from first to third place were: Simonsgaard and Steve Key. 5-kilometer Run Men open: Rande Rodrigues, Jeromy Women seniors: Chris Monsulic, Shane and Jang Yong-suk. Christine Fellows and Julie Hennies. Unit 5-kilometer Run Women open: Andrea Smith, Alyssa 557th Military Police Company, and Fellows and Elizabeth Juergens. Company B, 532nd Military Intelligence Men masters: Alvino Lopez, Noel Battalion. Cabis and Kwant Lim. Unit 10-kilometer Run Men seniors: Chris Quinn, Brian Headquarters and Headquarters Brunemaster and Matthew Marting. Detachment, 194th Maintenance PHOTO BY STEVE DAVISLisa Dresel helps Area III Retiree Council Chairman Bill Spearman unveil a plaque Oct. 6 Men open: Sun In-chul, Jesse Lyles Battalion; Company A, 527th Militaryat the Community Activities Center honoring retirees who have passed away. and Hong Ho-jung. Intelligence Battalion; and Company B, 10-kilometer Run 532nd Military Intelligence Battalion.
    • Oct. 15, 2004 Page 25Barracks upgrades improve ‘home away from home’By Galen PutnamArea IV Public Affairs Office CAMP HENRY — Barracks life maynot be the domestic ideal, but in anongoing effort to ensure the bestpossible living conditions for its Soldiers,the Area IV Support Activity is pursuinga number of barracks upgrades and newbarracks construction projects. A recently completed $3.3 millionrenovation project at Camp Carrollcreated 26 spacious rooms for seniornon-commissioned officers. Theproject, part of the Area IV BarracksUpgrade Program, involved totallyrefurbishing the building inside and out.Each unit has a private entrance, fullkitchen, separate bedroom and livingroom areas and a washer-dryer combo. “The billets are wonderful. Goodliving conditions make a big difference.It is a great motivator,” said Sgt. 1stClass Deborah Crandall, senior foodoperations noncommissioned officer,Company C, 307th Signal Battalion. “Ifall soldiers could have quarters like this,there would be a whole bunch moretrying to get into the Army.” PHOTOS BY GALEN PUTNAM Another big project under way is the Sgt. 1st Class Deborah Crandall, Company C, 307th Signal Battalion, decorates her quarters in the newly completed senior non-commissionednew barracks building nearing officers barracks at Camp Carroll. Crandall recently arrived from Fort Bragg, N.C.completion on Camp Henry. The $9.5million four-story structure, funded as a project is underway at Camp Carroll.Military Construction Army project, will The structure, also a “two plus two”house 200 junior enlisted soldiers in modified module design, will house updouble rooms and 16 non-commissioned to 464 soldiers. It is slated to open nextofficers in single rooms. The “two plus spring.two” modified module rooms offer 200 Although new buildings are alwayssquare feet of living space plus latrine welcome additions, space permitting,area and built-in closet space. revamping buildings can be even more The new building will offer a number cost-effective and less time consuming.of benefits according to Charles Funding also plays an important role asYoungblood, Area IV housing director. Military Construction Army and “Obviously, the building is brand new Barracks Upgrade Program projects areand that is a big plus. Just as important, funded from different sources. Bythe furniture is all brand new as well,” building new and renovating oldhe said. “In addition, with the new barracks simultaneously, officials canbarracks we are excited to be able to make additions and improvements fromprovide unit integrity for Soldiers who more than one funding source.work at Camp Henry. Instead of having There are currently five Barrackssoldiers spread around in different Upgrade Program renovations takingbuildings, units will be housed together place, programmed or in design at Campby floor.” Carroll and two more at Camp Walker. Youngblood pointed out the new Additional Barracks Upgrade Projects The recently completed senior noncommissioned officers barracks at Camp Carroll offer privatebarracks would also offer increased will be undertaken as fiscal year funding entrances and many other improved amenities.force protection and save the becomes available. The updated room “We will have no more barracks with contract. Soldiers live in thesegovernment money, as fewer Soldiers layouts give each junior enlisted Soldier gang latrines by fiscal year 2007, and temporary housing facilities while theirwould be residing off post. On-post an exterior entrance to his or her private that is a big issue for Soldiers,” barracks are in transition.space will also open up as Soldiers move sleeping area. With the popular “One Youngblood said. “When you look at “We have had problems in the pastinto the new building, allowing for a Plus One” Modified Module things like that you can see that we are keeping up with the housing needs ofvariety of expansion scenarios on an configuration, bedrooms are 140 square tracking ahead regarding quality of life our single and unaccompanied soldiers,”already cramped Camp Henry. feet with 23 square feet of closet space. issues for our single and unaccompanied Youngblood said. “However, our over Area IV officials are still in the Two Soldiers share a combined “service Soldiers.” the horizon planning into the future isprocess of determining which units will area” featuring a kitchenette and One of the few drawbacks to now coming together and we are makingpopulate the building upon its opening, bathroom. renovating or building new barracks is great progress. Things are changing andexpected to be sometime before the end Private entrances mean no noisy determining where to put people while we are proud to be a part of that changeof the year. common hallways, gang latrines, or the the structures are under construction. for the better.” In addition an even larger Military dreaded detail rosters that come along To solve that problem “swing barracks”Construction Army project barracks with communal living. are included as part of every BUP E-mail PutnamG@korea.army.mil
    • Oct. 15, 200426 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly NEWS & NOTES Warrant officer carves training niche Noncombatant Evacuation By Sgt. Jimmy Norris Exercise 19th Theater Support Command Public Affairs Office The 2004 Area IV Courageous Channel Noncombatant Evacuation Exercise will be held Thursday through CAMP WALKER — At 25,000 Oct. 23. All noncombatant evacuees are required to rotations per minute, Chief Warrant register at one of the following sites: Chinhae Naval Officer Travis Smith’s drill-like die Station: Robinson Center, 7 a.m. - noon Thursday; grinder whirred and buzzed against a Camp Hialeah: Post Gym, 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. Thursday; 300-pound block of solid ice. Camp Carroll: Post Gym, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday; “You cannot hold this like a pencil. Camp George: Taegu American School, 5-8:30 p.m., It’ll take your hand right off,” he told Friday, and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Oct. 23. Please bring Pfc. Rebecca Leighton, Company D, identification cards, passports, and NEO packets. For 168th Medical Battalion. more information, call Maj. Dale Johnson, 768-6805 “And that,” he said, indicating the or 011-9360-0731. double-insulated, 14-inch chainsaw at her feet, “will tear your whole arm off.” TSA Fall Bazaar Leighton, a cook at the 19th Theater The Taegu Spouses Association Fall Bazaar will be Support Command Dining Facility on held 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 Camp Walker, showed signs of p.m. Sunday at Kelly Gym on Camp Walker. More intimidation at the sight of the power than 25 vendors will be there including furniture, tools. Still, she was the only Soldier jewelry, quilts and more. Admission is $1. For more willing to give up this particular information, call Lori Powell at 476-8938. Saturday for the voluntary training with Smith, the 19th Theater Support Pet Show Command’s food advisor. The Camp Walker Post Exchange is hosting a pet show “I’ve always been interested in ice 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at the post exchange parking sculpting,” she said. “It’s art with a lot. There will be a military working dog demonstration, chainsaw.” giveaways and an AFN remote radio broadcast. For more The two were carving eagles, which information, call Yi Su-yong at 764-4638. would adorn the serving tables at the Commanding General’s Garden Party Soccer Club Forming The Daegu Area Soccer Club is now forming and later that night. will hold organizational meetings 1:30 p.m. Sunday The process started by tempering the and 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at Camp Walker’s Kelly Field. ice – letting it sit outside the freezer until Players should plan to kick around (rain or shine). its temperature was closer to the The club is open to all ID card holders. The club temperature of the atmosphere. Smith will field casual and competitive teams and sponsor said this would prevent cracks during social events such as watch parties, trips to the actual carving. Next, Smith used a professional games, etc. Club will meet for weekly chisel to outline the parts of the ice he kick-arounds. For more information, call Galen intended to carve away. The next step, Putnam at 011-1716-1428. as he explained to Leighton, was to “Take the chainsaw and cut away PHOTO BY SGT. JIMMY NORRIS Chief Warrant Officer Travis Smith, 19th Theater Support Command food advisor, works on one Walk Fun Run, Walk everything that doesn’t look like an of his ice sculpture creations. The Camp Carroll Fitness Center and Area IV Equal eagle.” Opportunity Office will sponsor a Hispanic Heritage While the eagles could have been the Woo Song Culinary Academy’s 11- availability of Korean entrées, increased Month 5 kilometer fun run and walk 8 a.m. Saturday made from molds, Smith said he saw day culinary certification program. variety for short-order items and at the Camp Carroll Fitness Center. The first 35 this as a training opportunity – a chance According to Smith, the 8th U.S. additional training for food service participants will receive free T-shirts. For more to pass on knowledge he’d gained Army is the only major command that personnel. information, call Kim Su-yop at 765-8287. during his civilian training as a chef’s offers a professional certification Providing additional training and apprentice with the American Culinary program for cooks. professional development opportunities, Family Bowling Day Federation in Denver, Colo. With room for only 20 students in he said, is especially important to him. The Area IV Family Advocacy Program will sponsor “Every opportunity to do stuff like each quarterly class, this opportunity is Smith said by working to help cooks a Family Bowling Day 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Camp this is a training event,” he said. “I like open to cook-of-the-quarter winners develop professionally, whether by Carroll Bowling Center. Bowling is $1 a game and to see Soldiers learn and grow. The and runners up, as well as select food training he conducts himself, such as shoes are free. There will also be free face painting more people experience, the more they service leaders. ice sculpting, or through programs such for the kids. For more information, call Kim Song- realize how much there is to learn.” “The great benefit is not the certificate as the one offered at the Woo Song min at 768-7134. Smith said since joining the Army 15 they hand you at the end of the course, years ago, he’s taught at least 50 Culinary Academy, he feels he is giving but all of the things you learn to get that back to an organization that has help Office Move Soldiers to carve ice. He’s carved certificate,” Smith said. “They’ll learn him to be a success in his job field. The U.S. Army Contracting Command Korea – Taegu hundreds of sculptures himself, ranging fundamental cooking and organizational Branch has moved to a temporary location while undergoing from only about one square foot in size, “I’ve got my own successes, but the skills that will last them throughout the renovations. The temporary office is a container building to massive 75-square-foot displays. Army helped me in a lot of ways. The rest of their careers.” (with no assigned building number) behind the Camp Smith’s efforts to improve the skills Army has moved me to the right places Smith said he’s confident that the Henry Lodge, Building S-1712. For more information, of younger cooks don’t stop at ice program can benefit Soldiers, because at the right times,” he said. “Not to boast call Maj. Melody Charles at 768-7430. carving lessons, which he provides upon he personally helped accredit the or anything, but I’m probably one of request. The knowledge and skills he program. the only people who knows how to put Computer Access Cards holds as one of only 10 certified executive The program, he said, will benefit not programs like this together, and by doing The Area IV Information Management Office is chefs in the active Army has also enabled only the cooks who receive the training, this, I feel I’m giving back to the Army.” resetting computer access card personal him to make improvements in the 19th but also the Soldiers they work with and Smith’s most recent contribution to identification numbers for the people who have Theater Support Command’s food serve in the dining facilities. the Army, the ice sculptures were a forgotten their Personal Identification Numbers. The service program and create training Smith is also putting his extensive success, attracting many admiring gazes office is located in Building 1222 on Camp Henry opportunities for its cooks. culinary knowledge to use by working from guests. But, while the eagles and is open 8 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4:30 p.m. daily. One way in which he has helped with the Installation Management Agency, would melt away after time, his other For more information, call Timothy Unger at 768- create opportunities for food service Korea Region Office to rewrite the food contributions won’t. 6206. Soldiers is by encouraging them to service standards for the Army in Korea. participate in, and acting as a liaison for, Changes he’s proposed include daily E-mail jimmy.norris@us.army.mil
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV Oct.15, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 27Area IV students, residents learn fire prevention, safety tipsBy Cpl. Oh Dong-keun in the workplace that can save lives.Area IV Public Affairs Office “Fire prevention is not something that requires a lot of work,” said Shin Ik-chu, Area IV fire protection CAMP WALKER — In an effort to educate inspector. “It’s very simple, but in many cases peopleschool children, and remind other residents about the forget about it. I really don’t believe that it takes muchimportance of fire safety and fire prevention, the Area effort to check the smoke alarms and fire extinguishersIV Fire Department held a series of events to mark regularly to keep them in working order.”National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 3 through “People need to practice fire safety,” Purvis said.Saturday. “Along with this year’s theme, which is ‘Test Your The National Fire Protection Association has Smoke Alarms,’ make sure you have a working smokedesignated a week in October as National Fire alarm. 70 percent of deadly fires were in homes thatPrevention Week annually since 1922 in remembrance didn’t have smoke detectors. It is a very simple andof the Great Chicago Fire that started on Oct. 8, 1871. inexpensive device that can save your lives.”Fire stations in the United States and around the world PHOTO BY LEE EUN-JI In Area IV, the fire department provides smokeobserve the week by emphasizing and reinforcing the Taegu American School students line up for a fire truck tour. alarms for people living both on- and off-post,importance of fire safety with a variety of educational according to Purvis.activities. including how to use fire extinguishers and how to Here are some tips on making sure the smoke alarms This year’s theme was “Test Your Smoke Alarms.” escape fire, the Camp Walker Fire Department hosted in your home are working properly: The Camp Walker Fire Department was among an open house Oct. 6. More than 100 children, Test every smoke alarm in your home at leastmany throughout the peninsula that observed the week teachers and parents from Taegu American Schoolwith community activities and educational once a month, following the manufacturer ’s kindergarten and first grade classes visited the station.opportunities. instructions. Replace the batteries in all your smoke They watched videos about the importance of fire “People don’t usually give much attention to the safety and smoke alarms, followed by a tour of the alarms at least once a year or as soon as the alarmsmoke alarms in their houses and workplaces,” said station’s fire trucks. “chirps,” warning the battery is low.Bobby D. Purvis, Area IV fire chief. “They just think “What we are trying to do (for the children) is just Test your alarms monthly even if your alarmsthe alarms work and don’t really care about as if we were teaching them anything,” Purvis said. use “long-life” 10-year batteries or are powered bymaintaining them. But they are the most important “If you can teach a child something, and to us it’s fire household current.pieces of equipment in the house because they save safety, that will stay with them throughout their lives. Schedule battery replacement on a day you’lllives. So during this year’s Fire Prevention Week, we So if they learn young, and if we show the importance remember and make it an annual routine.are going to be stressing the importance of having of (fire safety) to them, they can take it home and Smoke alarms don’t last forever – replace anysmoke alarms in homes and workplaces and how to stress it to their parents, and it’s going to stick with smoke alarm that is 10 years old.maintain them so they are in working condition at all them for rest of their lives.” Consider installing smoke alarms with “long-life”times.” The fire inspectors at the station also pointed batteries. These alarms must be tested once a month. In order to educate the community about smoke out that it doesn’t take much effort to practice fire Clean your smoke alarms regularly, following thealarms, and other fire safety and prevention measures, safety and take preventive measures at home and manufacturer’s instructions.
    • Oct. 15, 200428 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm WeeklySignal improvements allow Area IV to work at light speed1st Lt. Ryan Renken phase of the program is bringing at area distribution nodes with resolve customer issues, primarily due36th Signal Battalion improvements to Camps Henry, Walker switches at central offices. Users are to the larger number of features and George, in Daegu, and Camp Carroll, then connected with the central offices available on the new servers being CAMP WALKER — The 1st Signal near Waegwan. by fiber optic cable that slows the installed.Brigade is enabling northern Area IV Soldiers and civilians from the 36th connection speed. When Installation So far, the 169th has assisted inKorea-wide Area Network users to Signal Battalion’s 169th Signal Infrastructure Modernization Program transferring the 20th Area Supportaccomplish their missions at light speed. Company are spreading the Gigabit is complete, users will have about 100 Group, Area IV Support Activity and the The Installation Infrastructure Ethernet transport network to percent more bandwidth than they 55th Theater Support CommandModernization Program is a multi-million individual users. Currently, this now have. (Materiel Management Center).dollar, peninsula-wide enhancement system, which is capable of In addition to giving users more According to 1st Signal Brigadeprogram that will increase user transmitting data at speeds up to 1 bandwidth, the upgrade will improve officials, the Area IV project is expectedbandwidth and ease maintenance. One gigabit per second connects switches troubleshooters’ efforts to diagnose and to last until sometime in December.Army tests low-tech blimp as high-tech ‘eye in the sky’By Sgt. 1st Class Antony M.C. Joseph needed,” said Raymond W. Berhalter, a principal analyst capability, cargo lift is another potential of the airship.Army News Service at ARINC. “Even at that height, using the RAID “The airship can be used to transport materials and systems surveillance cameras and sensors, the airship equipment across international distances and potentially WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Army experimented last platform can provide a clear and detailed view of the land on water, making it a viable alternative to otherweek with the capabilities of a free-flying mobile aerial activity on the streets below and yet stay out of the more expensive means of transportation,” Rogers said.reconnaissance platform over the Washington, D.C., area. range of many weapon systems.” “Propelling the helium-filled balloon uses less energy The project melded already available technology, a Though the airship was flown by a pilot, Berhalter than conventional jet engines and is therefore more“blimp,” and the Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment said it can be adapted to fly unmanned. cost effective.”System, known as RAIDS. During the week-long The airship is an extremely survivable form of air The RAID system is currently deployed in supportdemonstration, the airship flew a 24-hour endurance transportation, said Pam Rogers, spokesperson for the of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The existing system,flight over the Pentagon and also supported a joint- JLENS project office. however, is a combination of cameras and surveillanceforce protection mission. “The helium-filled balloon portion of the airship is not equipment on high towers and tethered blimps. The demonstration was conducted by the Joint Land highly pressurized,” Rogers said. “Gunshots won’t burst “Height, endurance, maneuverability and stealth areAttack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor the airship — it can actually remain buoyant for hours key to good aerial reconnaissance,” said Glenn R. BeachProject Office, known as JLENS, in partnership with after suffering such a puncture.” of the American Blimp Corporation. “By using a RAID-ARINC Engineering Services LLC and the American Furthermore unlike the Hindenburg, which was equipped airship, the military could fly a controlled, quietBlimp Corporation. filled with hydrogen, this airship is filled with helium, orbit over an area like Fallujah, day or night, and be able “The A-170 Airship is regulated by the FAA to fly she said, which is an inert gas and not flammable. to locate insurgents placing explosive devices or settingup to an altitude of 10,000 feet, but can fly higher if Along with the force protection and surveillance up ambushes.
    • Oct. 8, 200430 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily “ U h n - j a e b w a e l - g g a h - y o ?” “When could I meet you?” Language Instructor Minsook Kwon Word of the week ‘moh-rae’ The phrase of the week “Let’s meet the day after tomorrow.” Moh-rae mahn-nahp-see-dah. the day after tomorrow Let’s meet Conversation of the week Yo-juem uh-dduh-sheem-nee-ggah? Mae-woo bah-bbuem-nee-dah. Nae-eel shee-gahn ee-sue-sheem-nee-ggah? Wae-yo? (Juhm-sheem) gah-chee hah-sheel-ggah-yo? Joh-suem-nee-dah.