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  • The Peninsula-Wide News PublicationVolume 3, Issue 5 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA Nov. 5, 2004 Servicemembers Warriors test for Soldiers learn do-it- celebrate Halloween medical badge yourself repairs Page 16 Page 5 Page 22Defense Departmentreviews anthrax rulingEighth Army Public Affairs a report by the National Academy of Sciences has determined that the anthrax WASHINGTON - The Department of vaccine is safe and effective for all formsDefense is reviewing a preliminary of anthrax exposure.injunction issued Oct. 27 by the U.S. As a result of the injunction, theDistrict Court for the District of Columbia Department of Defense has paused givingregarding the department’s anthrax anthrax vaccinations until the legalvaccination program. situation is clarified. The injunction did not question the This ruling is similar to the judge’ssafety and effectiveness of the anthrax December injunction. At that time, DoDvaccine or the immunization program in paused the vaccination program pendingthe DoD. The injunction centered on clarification of the legal issues. The 2003Federal Drug Administration procedural injunction was lifted about two weeksissues stating that additional public later.comment should have been sought before The DoD remains convinced that thethe FDA issued its final rule in December anthrax immunization program complies PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON2003. with all the legal requirements and that Pfc. Tiffany Stone, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Camp Red The Defense Department’s anthrax the anthrax vaccine is safe and effective. Cloud, winces as Pvt. James Dice, Company A, 168th Medical Battalion, injects her with thevaccination program is an important force Information concerning the action is anthrax vaccine last week. Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USAGprotection measure. Research conducted available at CRC received anthrax and smallpox vaccines and the flu shot during sergeant’s time several prominent medical experts and news/Oct2004/d20041027anthrax.pdf. The injunction halting the anthrax vaccine came just one day later. Suggestion program enhances Army limits flu shots American Forces Press Service quality of life, mission readiness FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - The shortage of influenza vaccine this year has forced the Army to give top priority to Installation Management Agency-Korea ways to meet the many challenges of the new troops in the Republic of Korea and Central Command countries, Region Office century – and beyond – while enhancing initial-entry trainees, and beneficiaries such as retirees in medically operational effectiveness and the existing higher-risk categories. YONGSAN – “The Army Suggestion quality of life. “There will not be total-force influenza vaccinations this year,” Program is designed to enhance morale by Submitting a suggestion is now easier than Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley said in a policy providing soldiers and civilians the opportunity ever. The proponent of the Army Suggestion memorandum summarizing the Army’s response to a national to voluntarily take part in the improvement of Program, the vice director of the Army Staff, shortage of flu vaccine. the Army,” said Lt. Gen. James J. Campbell, Strategic Management and Innovations Branch, The shortage came about when British health officials rejected director of the Army Staff, Oct. 12. has created a web-enabled system that provides 48 million doses of flu vaccine produced by Chiron at its facility How many times have you had an idea that greater ease of submitting suggestions and in the United Kingdom, due to bacterial contamination and could make your job a lot easier, a little safer, quick turnarounds for the staffing of production problems. and more economical and effective? If a suggestions. The Web site is accessible through Some 1.8 million doses supplied by Aventis Pasteur are available brainstorm suddenly hits, why not submit a Army Knowledge Online at https:// for the Department of Defense, but DoD has more than 3.8 million suggestion? The Army Suggestion Program service members and high-risk beneficiaries. is a key tool that can be used to enhance well- Automating the Army Suggestion Program Vaccine on hand has been shipped to Korea, Kuwait, Iraq, being initiatives, nurture an environment permits a streamlined, “suggester-friendly,” Afghanistan and other Central Command areas for vaccination of receptive to quality-driven customer service paperless process. It also provides the Army deployed troops. Soldiers scheduled to deploy to these areas will and improve operations during armistice and with an historical database of suggestions, also receive vaccinations, as will trainees and instructors in basic- mobilization. If adopted, the “suggester” could thereby allowing the sharing of good ideas combat and advanced individual training. be eligible to receive a cash award. throughout the service department. As the remainder of available vaccine is delivered throughout The ASP is an incentive program that A suggestion presents a solution to a November and December, officials said vaccinations will be captures and implements the good ideas of problem, offers a benefit to the government, provided to beneficiaries considered high risk, which include: military members and civilians. The program !children aged 6 to 23 months; challenges our workforce to look for new See Suggestion on Page 3 See Flu on Page 4
  • 2 Nov. 5, 2004 Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MP Blotter Armed Services YMCA celebrates Family Month By Samantha L. Quigley exception of the branch at Naval Station especially true since the beginning of the The following entries were American Forces Press Service Bremerton, Wash., does not have conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, Gallo excerpted from the past several physical fitness facilities. Instead, it said. weeks military police blotters. WASHINGTON – It began about provides childcare, counseling, singles Part of what the ASYMCA does to These entries may be incomplete two decades ago as part of The Great centers, airport welcome centers and help bases get ready to celebrate Military and do not determine the guilt or American Family project. hospital programs, Gallo said. Family Month comes in a package they innocence of any person. Then, in 1996, the Armed Services As long as it’s legal, moral and prepare and have the individual services !Military Police officials were notified by e-mail YMCA expanded Military Family Week, needed, “there’s very little we will not mail to bases. The package includes a of a larceny of government property, a wrongful which occurred around Thanksgiving, try,” he added. letter from the president and a letter from transfer of duty free goods and an unlawful entry. into Military Family Month, which began The organization also tries to help ease the senior enlisted adviser of the Investigation revealed that five Koreans entered Monday. the financial burden of the families of particular service. There are also posters the commissary distribution center warehouse and And just like the week grew into a guardsman and reservists, whose pay to help advertise the month. removed food items. The items were loaded into month-long celebration, so too have often drops when called to active duty. The posters are the product of an art privately-owned vehicles and taken to an unknown military families been growing in number Some companies will make up the contest directly tied to Military Family off-post location. A combined investigation and percentage of force, said retired difference between a guardsman’s or Month. The annual contest kicks off continues by Korean Customs Services, the Navy Rear Adm. Frank Gallo, director reservist’s pay, but many others don’t. with family month and ends Feb. 14. Korean National Police and Criminal Investigation of the Armed Services YMCA. “They find themselves strapped,” Military family members in grades K-6 Command as the lead agency. The estimated “When I came in the service back in Gallo said. “So we put lots of extra effort from each service, including the Coast cost of loss is $3,438.72. the Dark Ages, most of the troops were into them.” Guard, are eligible. single. Everybody was single,” he said. Extra effort also goes into helping The posters’ annual theme is “My !MPs were notified recently of possession of a Now, he added, 65 to 70 percent of junior enlisted servicemembers in the Military Family.” A winner from each prohibited item. Two Korean employees were servicemembers are married, many with active forces, he said. service receives a $500 savings bond; clearing their automatic pellet rifle and accidentally children. Currently, Woman’s Day magazine second-place finishers get $100 bonds. fired a burst of BBs at vehicles without causing This makes the family a big part of has published two of three planned issues Winners’ artwork is featured on the any damage. They were detained and transported the military, he said, and the health of that each feature one family as a Military Family Month poster. to the MP station where they rendered written those families is a big part of the representative for all military families. The ASYMCA leaves the decision on statements admitting to the above offense. They readiness of the military. The goal is finding support for families what activities to host during the month were issued an order to show cause letters, further The ASYMCA, part of the national like these during the holidays, when it to its branches and affiliates. When it processed and released to their sponsor. YMCA, is dedicated to supporting really gets tough and expenses are high, conducted a poll, the agency discovered ongoing outreach activities for these Gallo said. that some branches and affiliates have !Criminal Investigation Command notified MPs families. Unlike the national organization, Military Family Month puts extra of a forgery, larceny of private property and larceny the Armed Services YMCA, with the focus on supporting families. This is See Family on Page 4 of private funds. Korean National Police arrested a U.S. Soldier for stealing 310,000 won in cash and charging 575,000 won to a Korean civilians Morning Calm Weekly Soundoff: credit card from the civilian’s lost wallet. KNP apprehended the Soldier at an off-post club Veterans important tant? Why is Veterans Day important? where charges were made to the lost credit card. KNP searched the Soldier and found the credit card on him. KNP determined that the Soldier also forged the signature to complete the credit card transaction. An investigation continues by KNP. ! Security guards informed MPs of a servicemember who entered post without rendering proper identification and fled by foot to his barracks. MPs contacted the Soldier in his room where the Soldier proceeded to act in a “It’s the day to celebrate and “Because it honors past heroes “Because it shows appreciation “It gives us a chance to honor drunk and disorderly manner, failing to obey several honor those who have fallen and who sacrificed their lives for our for people who served prior to us veterans and reflect on ways to orders by law enforcement officials. He was fought for our freedom, as we freedom,” said Spc. Nichelle and the previous leadership,” serve future veterans,” said apprehended and transported to the Provost fight for freedom for others,” said Delaine-Rust, Headquarters and said Sgt. Mark Fairchild, Korea Curly Karmelin, 501st Signal Marshal Office where he was further processed Pvt. Amanda Bamberg, Headquarters Detachment, Area Theater Network Operation Company Information Center, and released to his unit. Headquarters and Headquarters IV Support Activity, Camp Henry. Security Center, 1st Signal Camp Humphreys. Company, 20th Support Group, Brigade, Camp Walker. 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 John Nowell 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. The civilian printer is opportunity policy by an advertiser Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. Area I Area III responsible for commercial is confirmed, the printer shall The editorial content of this weekly Commander Col. Jeffery T. Christiansen Commander Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr. advertising. The appearance of refuse to print advertising from publication is the responsibility of the Public Affairs Officer Margaret Banish-Donaldson Public Affairs Officer Susan Barkley advertising in this publication, that source until the violation is CI Officer David McNally CI Officer Steve Davis including inserts or supplements, corrected. IMA-Korea Region, Public Affairs, APO Staff Writer Pfc. Stephanie Pearson does not constitute endorsement AP 96205. President: Charles Chong by the U.S. Army or Oriental Circulation: 12,500 Area II Area IV Press of the products or services Commercial Advertising Commander Col. Timothy K. McNulty Commander Col. Donald J. Hendrix advertised. Telephone: 738-5005 SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Public Affairs Officer John A. 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  • The Morning Calm Weekly 3 Koreawide Nov. 5, 2004 & NOTES Defense Department announces holiday mail dates Department Girl Scouts Registration American Forces Press Service Packages must not be mailed in boxes that have markingsGirl Scouts Overseas - Seoul are now registering. related to any type of hazardous material, such as bleach,Troop meetings will begin within the next two WASHINGTON - The Department of Defense announced alcohol, or cleaning fluids. Parcels found by the U.S. Postalweeks. Those who are interested in being a Girl Oct. 28 the recommended mailing dates for ensuring that Service with such markings or labels on the outside of theScout this year or an adult volunteer, or would like holiday cards and packages for service members arrive box will not be processed. Instead, they will be handled asmore information, should contact Trudy Heard at overseas in time for the holiday season. non-mailable matter, regardless of the contents or what is6355-5060 or e-mail "To ensure delivery … to military APO/FPO addresses listed on the U.S. Customs form. overseas and to international addresses, we suggest mail be While there are specific restrictions for each five-digit sent by the recommended dates provided by the U.S. Postal Laundr y Closed military post office ZIP code, it is prohibited to mail the Service," said Mark DeDomenic, the assistant deputy director following items to the Central Command region: obsceneYongsan’s Quartermaster Laundry will be closed and chief of operations for the Military Postal Service Agency articles (prints, paintings, cards, films, videotapes, etc.); porkNov. 12 for the Korean Employees Union foundation in Washington, D.C. "Beat the last minute rush by bringing or pork by-products; alcoholic beverages; any matterday. The laundry will reopen Nov. 13 for individual your mail to your post office by these suggested dates.” depicting nude or seminude persons, pornographic or sexuallaundry items and Nov. 15 for organizational items. Due to security concerns and transportation constraints, items, or unauthorized political materials. Although religious DoD no longer accepts items mailed to "Any Service Member." Scholarships for Militar y materials contrary to the Islamic faith are prohibited in bulk Children Some people have tried to avoid this prohibition by sending quantities, items for the personal use of the addressee areThe Defense Commissary Agency’s annual large numbers of packages to an individual servicemembers permissible.Scholarships for Military Children program is overseas address, which clogs the mail system and causes There may be size restrictions and customs declarationnow accepting applications for the 205 program. unnecessary delays in delivery. form requirements to some locations, as mail going throughApplications can be found at base commissaries, The DoD requests that those who send mail use the the MPSA can be subject to the host country customsor on-line at, and servicemembers full name (with or without rank or rating), requirements. Delivery time varies, depending on the categorymust be returned to the commissary by Feb. unit and APO/FPO address with the nine-digit ZIP code and a of mail and the country of destination. Delivery may also16. One $1500 scholarship will be awarded at return address. For packages, mailers are asked to print on one take longer when armed forces are on the move during periodseach commissary location with eligible side only, with the recipients address in the lower right portion. of heightened activity.applicants. Military mail addressed to: First-Class Mail Priority Mail Parcel Space Parcel Post Marine Corps Birthday Letters/Cards Airlift AvailableThe U.S. Marine Corps will celebrate its 229th Mail (PAL) Mail (SAM)year of existence with a birthday ball Wednesday at APO/FPO AE ZIPs 090-092 Dec. 11 Dec. 11 Dec. 4 Nov. 27 Nov. 13the Grand Hyatt Hotel Ballroom in Seoul. Tickets APO/FPO AE ZIPs 093 Dec. 11 Dec. 11 Dec. 4 Nov. 27 Nov. 13are $60 or 75,000 won. A cocktail reception will APO/FPO AE ZIPs 094-098 Dec. 11 Dec. 11 Dec. 4 Nov. 27 Nov. 13start 6 p.m., ceremony 7 p.m. and dinner 7:30 APO/FPO AE ZIPs 340 Dec. 11 Dec. 11 Dec. 4 Nov. 27 Nov. 13p.m. This is a black tie or military equivalent APO/FPO AE ZIPs 962-966 Dec. 11 Dec. 11 Dec. 4 Nov. 27 Nov. 13event. Call 723-7053 for information on purchasing !Parcel Airlift Mail is a special service providing air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. Priority airlift mail is available for parceltickets. post not exceeding 30 pounds in weight or 60 inches in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface rate of postage for each addressed piece sent by PAL service. Post Offices Updates !Space Available Mail parcels paid at Parcel Post postage rates are first transported domestically by surface, and then to overseas destinations!Post offices will remain open on U.S. Forces by air on a space-available basis. The maximum weight and size limits are 15 pounds and 60 inches in length and girth combined.Korea training holidays. Officials said for yourmailing convenience, Army Post Offices will beopen Nov. 12 and 26. Contact your local post Suggestion from Page 1 increases Defense act increasesoffice for hours of operation. eliminates redundancies, increases improve the way the Army conducts pay, provides pay, provides benefits!The deadline for holiday mailing for first-class productivity, and improves safety, its business and, ultimately, ensures American Forces Press Serviceletters and cards sent to the United States is working conditions, and morale. readiness.Dec. 11. For packages, officials recommend Suggestions that are complaints, In a memorandum to Army illogical, vague, or merely points out WASHINGTON - President Bushmailing before Dec. 4. organizations, Campbell said, “I typographical errors are ineligible to signed the $420.6 billion National!The deadline for holiday mailing for first-class strongly support the Army Suggestion participate in the ASP. Defense Authorization Act Oct. 28. Program as a vital enabler to obtainletters and cards sent to Army Post Offices in Creativity and thinking “out of the The authorization act is the second involvement of all Army personnel inEurope is Dec. 4. For packages, officials box” are essential elements to of two bills needed for the Defense maintaining this great organization.recommend mailing before Nov. 27. preparing a worthwhile suggestion. Department to operate. The first is the Past suggestions submitted by ourFor more information, visit your local post The best suggestions come from the military and civilian employees have Defense Appropriations Act, which theoffice. employees who regularly perform a resulted in significant benefits to the president signed into law Aug. 5. The specific task or function; they can appropriations act provides the money; Army. Likewise, I request leadership’s All about Kimchi readily point out obsolete practices, active support in the ASP as an the authorization act gives DoD the OKThe 2004 Kimchi Expo International Festival duplication of efforts, unsafe working to spend it. opportunity to make a difference thatwill be held 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov.11-14, at conditions, or other inefficient and The bill raises the end-strength level lead to improvements for the Army. Ithe Agro-trade Center Building in Yangjae- ineffective methods and procedures. of the Army and Marine Corps by look forward to even greaterdong. The U.S. Department of Defense, Having a suggestion on your mind 20,000 and 3,000, respectively. Army participation and achievement with theDepartment of State, and DoDDS personnel, is half the battle. You now have to end-strength will be set at 502,000; implementation of the ASP Web site.”and family member members are invited to logically transfer the idea from your Marines, 178,000.this culinary event to learn the fine art of Korea has benefited from the ASP. In addition, the bill funds a 3.5 mind to the website. Succinctly state What suggestions do you have? Eachmaking kimchi, its history, cultural significance the current practice. Then, clearly percent across-the-board pay raise forand health value, and to sample various kimchi write the suggestion. Provide enough area command has an ASP servicemembers and eliminates out-of-products and recipes. Admission is free. Free details and facts to fully explain the coordinator. They are as follows: pocket expenses for housing bylunch and transportation to and from festival problem and the proposed solution. increasing the basic allowance foris also available Nov. 13. Bus reservations are Include benefits, such as dollars or !Area I - Yi Un-Nan, 732-6546 housing. The bill also makes permanentrequired. For more information, call 723-4685, time saved. Remember, you have to increases in hostile fire/imminent dangeror e-mail to “sell” your suggestion to an evaluator. !Area II - O Hye-Kyong, 738-6905 pay to $225 per month and in family separation pay to $250 per month. Give the evaluator enough information Morning Calm Submissions to understand the problem and the !Area III - Pak No-Chun, 753-8553 The bill also allows the baseSend submissions for the Morning Calm Weekly realignment and closure process to move proposed workable solution. forward. The House version of the billto or call the The ASP gives you an opportunity !Area IV - John Morehouse, 768-editor at 738-3355. to help your community. Great ideas See Pay on Page 4 8736.
  • 4 Nov. 5, 2004 Koreawide The Morning Calm WeeklyFlu from Page 1 !adults aged 65 years and older; MedImmune, makers of FluMist, a flu ! people aged 2 to 64 years with vaccine spray administered through theunderlying chronic medical conditions; nose. This can be used only by healthy !women who are pregnant during people between the ages of 5 and 49the influenza season; years, officials said. Once FluMist is ! residents of nursing homes and available, it may assist in vaccination oflong-term care facilities; trainees, deploying troops and some !children aged 6 months to 18 years health-care workers.on chronic aspirin therapy; Flu vaccination is mandatory for ! out of home caregivers and Soldiers designated to receive it, officialshousehold contacts of infants less than said. Influenza is a contagious illness6 months old; that can degrade the effectiveness of a ! health-care workers who have unit. ADdirect and regular contact with patients. According to the Centers for Disease Beneficiaries in these categories Control and Prevention, each year in theshould contact their local medical United States, flu is responsible for sometreatment facility to find out when 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000vaccine is available, Medical Command deaths. Symptoms include fever, soreofficials said. throat, chills, cough, headache and DoD is pursuing a contract with muscle aches.Family from Page 2conducted a family walk that ended with platoons or battalions or whatever, andcider and donuts; a craft night; a family they are putting a lot of extra effort intomovie night; and healthy family this … to make this holiday a little bitactivities at a health or fitness center. better,” Gallo said. GOESThe most important part of the activity Most branches look after familiesis that it focuses on and supports the first, but they also look out for singlefamily. servicemembers who might be away The Woman’s Day contribution also from home over the a successful part of the effort to One way ASYMCA helps singlesupport families this year, Gallo said, servicemembers away from home forthough it is not directly related to the holidays is to arrange for them toMilitary Family Month. have Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner Proceeds from that magazine’s effort with a local family. The servicemembersare being used for food baskets for both might fight the idea at first, Gallo said,Thanksgiving and Christmas. For but they always end up having a goodexample, a food locker at Naval Air time. Sometimes there are more familiesStation Whidbey Island, Wash., just offering to serve dinner than there arereceived a $2,500 check from the servicemembers in need of that dinner. HEREASYMCA. That check, Gallo said, will Gallo said the war on terror hasprovide food baskets for 84 junior brought out the good in a lot of people.enlisted families. “American people are generous to a Also, ASYMCA is working with Gifts fault. That’s a really good part of what’sin Kind International, a charity group come out of this war,” he said.that has a deal with Mattel Inc. By The ASYMCA also sponsorsworking with Gifts in Kind, and because programs like “Mommy and Me,” whichof that group’s deal with Mattell, brings parents and children with similarASYMCA can provide 600 first-class concerns together. Operation Hero istoys to families for $220. That means, another successful program that helpsGallo said, that the organization can help children experiencing temporary socialthe about 30 family readiness groups or academic problems, often becausethat have inquired about assistance for of frequent moves or a parent’sabout $6,000. deployment. “This year … most of our branches Military Family Month continuesand affiliates have in fact adopted … throughout November.P ay from Page 3would have delayed the process for two program tied to the Montgomery GI Bill,years. and also speeds up concurrent-receipt The bill authorizes a number of payments for retirees rated 100 percentprograms for reserve-component disabled. In the past, retirees had their payservicemembers. docked by the amount of disability On the medical side, it provides for up payments the Department of Veteransto 90 days of Tricare coverage for Affairs paid them. Last year, Congressreservists and their families who are authorized a phase-in process that wouldmobilized. It also authorizes 180 days of eliminate the concurrent-receipttransitional Tricare health benefits for prohibition over a decade.reservists, active-duty members and theirfamilies after separation from active duty. On the family- and bachelor-housingIn addition, members of the selected front, the bill eliminates a statutory ceilingreserve earn a years eligibility for Tricare on the privatization of housing. In thefor each 90 days of service in a program, which allows DoD to leveragecontingency. public money with private contractors, The bill authorizes a new reserve- the services can build and renovate familycomponent educational-assistance and bachelor housing.
  • Nov. 5, 2004Nov. Page 5Warrior medics dig deep for coveted badgeBy Pfc. JeNell Mattair After the first week spent training on EFMB chemical protective gear in the designated time2nd Infantry DivisionPublic Affairs specific tasks, Warrior medics embarked on the period. mission they came to accomplish. Soldiers wishing “We run them through the lanes at combat WARRIOR BASE – They slept in tents despite to obtain the coveted EFMB had to complete tasks speed,” said Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Young, 702ndthe bitter cold. They put themselves through in a series of lanes. Main Support Battalion. “Soldiers are undergrueling tasks, both physically and mentally “It is very intense,” said Spc. John Childs, 1st (simulated) sniper fire to add to combat scenarios.”demanding. They crawled on their bellies through Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment. “Before I came During a particularly formidable segment of thethick, sticky mud under barbed wire. here, I dumped everything I knew course, Soldiers in They did all of this while heroically carrying about medicine. There is the right four-man teams hadcasualties to safety. More than 200 Soldiers did all way, the wrong way and the EFMB “Stay dedicated; be to carry a simulatedof this to take their shot at obtaining the prestigious way. It is more attention to detail than dedicated before you come casualty on a litterEmergency Field Medical Badge. Soldiers from all anything else.” here. You have to be through variousover Warrior Country made their way to Warrior Throughout the hilly landscape, obstacles. Low wall,Base to compete in the biannual EFMB challenge. sounds of yelling, rifle fire and focused to get this badge.” deep trench, narrow “You bring your ‘A game’ with you every day explosions were played from a - Capt. Brendan Watson passage and barbedfor a week and then you are done,” said Capt. recording to give candidates a sense wire obstacles eachBrendan Watson, Headquarters and Headquarters of realistic warfare. posed a challenge for the warriors.Company, DISCOM. “When I’m working in the lanes, I ignore all The obstacle course is intended to imitate the distractions they present to us,” Childs said. “I way a casualty would be evacuated on a litter during am hoping to succeed and earn the EFMB.” combat, said Staff Sgt. Scott Greene, 542nd Soldiers began with the challenge of locating four Medical Company. casualties and treating their various wounds within The four-man teams have to negotiate six of eight a set time limit. Within the restraints of one hour, obstacles to successfully complete the course, Soldiers treated casualties suffering from chest Greene said. “If a member of the team drops the wounds, shock, abdominal wounds, head injuries litter the other members of the team are not and fractures, in order of importance. Candidates penalized,” he said. also administered an IV and filled out a field medical Upon completion of all lanes, EFMB candidates card. were still faced with a 100-question written test Next, Soldiers had to load the casualties into an and a 12-mile road march. The road march had to M-113 Armored Personnel Carrier in proper order. be completed in 3 hours. “After the casualties are in, (the candidates) raise “Land navigation will probably always be the the latch and they are done with this lane,” said toughest lane you go through,” said Watson. “It is Sgt. 1st Class Eddie Sweatman, 168th Medical a perishable skill, so if you don’t practice it Battalion. relatively frequently, you get rusty at it. Also, “The hardest thing on lane one is attention to because the terrain is so hilly in Korea, it is more detail. It is very intense and there are a lot of things difficult.” they have to do to receive a ‘go.’” An additional lane assessed Soldiers’ skills in Watson competed for the badge and came out common field tasks. This lane measured each victorious himself prior to helping lead the way at candidate’s ability to apply common Soldier skills the EFMB course. to protect himself and the casualty in a battlefield The course builds confidence in Soldiers that scenario. can roll over into other areas, he said.Medics move a casualty through a deep trench at combat Soldiers had to prove their skill in assembling To obtain the esteemed badge, a Soldier must bespeed to ensure the safety of the Soldier. and disassembling an M- committed. “Stay dedicated; be dedicated prior to 16 rifle, and M-9 and M- coming here. You have to be focused to get this 4 pistols. They also had badge.” to show they could don nuclear, biological and E-mail: PHOTOS BY PFC. JENELL MATTAIREmergency Medical Field Badge candidates pull a simulated casualty out of mud and from Warrior medics move a casualty through thick mud and under barbed-wire to simulate movementunder barbed wire. This was one of many obstacles the Soldiers had to negotiate. of a combat casualty in extreme situations.
  • Nov. 5, 20046 Area I The Morning Calm Weekly NEWS & NOTES Retiree Apprectiation Day Library offers more than just books By Pfc. Stephanie Pearson subscribe to many on-line databases available through Army The Area I Retiree Council is hosting Retiree Area I Public Affairs Office Knowledge Online. But common-sense rules still apply, Appreciation Day Saturday at Camp Casey. The Sadowitz warned, and pornographic material is still prohibited. event will begin with a parade at Gate 1, followed CAMP RED CLOUD — Library officials want to spread The CRC library is expanding the number of computers by a panel discussion at Hansen Field House. There the message: there is more to Area I libraries than just books. available for patron use, from the eight they have now to 13, will be a free barbecue and pig roast at the Veterans “A library is a library,” said Dan Sadowitz, Camp Red Cloud he added. of Foreign Wars office outside of Camp Casey library manger. “We all know there are books and magazines, “In fact, we just invested a lot of money in two new afterwards. Apple G5 computers,” Sadowitz said. “They are very but we also offer very good services like internet and computer use, and DVD and compact-disc lending.” powerful computers, and I’m excited about them.” Thrif t Savings Plan Thrift Civilian and military employees can sign up for, or “We do have an excellent selection of books, though,” he See Library on Page 8 said. “We get the latest new material and best-sellers each change, their Thrift Savings Plan contribution month, and are constantly weeding out selection to make room amounts during the open season now through Dec. for new books.” 31. For more information, visit Sadowtiz said he is proud of his book and magazine selections. Holiday Project “I have a very good magazine collection,” he said. “We try Area I Army Community Service is conducting the to buy magazines that cover a variety of topics, including Annual Holiday Project now through Dec. 15. The politics, automobiles, computers, fashion, et cetera. It’s a very project provides commissary vouchers during the diverse magazine and newspaper selection.” Christmas holiday for designated Soldiers with Area I libraries also stock a large selection of Korean- family members in Area I. Contact unit commanders language magazines and newspapers for Korean Soldiers and or first sergeants to make a donation, or contact civilians, Sadowitz added. And all libraries on the peninsula the local ACS for more information. offer a service called interlibrary loaning. If your local library doesn’t have a book you are looking for, but another library Warrior Band Auditions does, the library with the book will ship it to your library for The 2nd Infantry Division Warrior Band is seeking a you to check out. female vocalist. Applicants must be E-3 or higher Sadowitz said the most popular services the library offers and have at least six months left in Korea. Those are computer/internet use and lending audio-video materials. interested should contact band operations at 732- The Camp Red Cloud library offers free internet access to 6695 or e-mail patrons using a civilian provider, Sadowitz said, which means there are few restrictions on what users can do. They can P P .S P HOTO BY FC TEPHANIE EARSON Tr All-Army Tr youts download items, use chat rooms, and visit Web sites that Spc. Art Vitor, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Camp Jackson, Male and female Soldiers have until Tuesday to might be blocked on the military network. The libraries also checks out the DVD selection at the Camp Red Cloud library. apply for the All-Army boxing tryout camp Jan. 5 - Feb. 13 at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Active-duty females have until Feb. 14 to apply for All-Army women’s soccer tryout camp March 29 – April 16 Koreans, Americans face-off in friendship By Pfc. Stephanie Pearson to the Korean team, who beat the nonmilitary setting,” said Capt. Jason at Fort Eustis, Va. Soldiers must apply through Area I Public Affairs Office Americans 7 – 2. Piechowiak, HHD USAG commander. their installation sports office and have Department Even though they didn’t win, the “You get to see personalities beyond the of the Army form 4762-R (athlete’s application) CAMP CASEY — Camp Casey American teams said they had a good uniform. These events support and filled out completely, including Soldier’s and officials invited members of the local time. commander’s signature. Athletes who have foster the Korean-U.S. alliance.” Korean National Police to face-off “It was a lot of fun,” said Pfc. previous experience and achievements on Armed The final championship match against U.S. Soldiers in a friendship Dominick Coleman, 2nd MP Company. Forces, college, high school and club levels will between the two KNP teams was close, soccer tournament Oct. 27. “I was impressed with their soccer receive priority consideration. Contact local with the 10th Police Company leading Two KNP teams and two U.S. Army skills; they used all the fundamentals installation sports offices for more information. teams battled it out in the indoor the 14th Police Company Team 1 – 0. and talked to each other. You can tell tournament at Carey Fitness Center. In the final seconds of the second half, they’re very disciplined.” Holiday Seminars In the first match, the KNP’s 10th “This is the first time we’ve done the 14th Police Company’s Lee Jay-geun The education centers at Camps Red Cloud and Police Company defeated Soldiers from something like this in my company,” scored a goal, tying the game and Stanley are offering Good Cheer and Eager Student Headquarters and Headquarters said Pfc. Duvan Rojas, HHD USAG. “It sending the teams into sudden-death seminars over the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Detachment, U.S. Army Garrison, was fun, and I hope we do it again.” overtime. The action was fast and holiday weekends. For schedules and more Camp Casey, 4 - 1. Coleman said he’d also like to see furious when Han Myung-jin of the 10th information, contact your education center. The second match pitted a team from more Korean-American friendship Police Company scored the winning goal Camp Casey’s 2nd Military Police events, but with different sports. for his team. FAST Class Company against policemen from the “[These events] are a good The Camp Red Cloud education center is holding 14th KNP Company. Victory again went opportunity for Soldiers to interact in a E-mail a FAST class for GT-score improvement Nov. 15 - 19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Interested Soldiers must take the pre-test of adult basic education, which is offered every Monday at 8 a.m. in the education center. Registration for this class ends Nov. 12. Family Bowling Day All military families are invited to bowl for $1.75 each game at Camp Casey Lanes 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Nov. 13 in support of Military Family Month. Price includes shoe rental. 2BCT Memorial Ser vices Each 2nd Infantry Division chapel will hold memorial services for fallen 2BCT Soldiers 3:30 p.m. Nov. PHOTOS BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON 24. Many Thanksgiving services will be postponed Pvt. Kim Kap-rae (right) of the 2nd Military Police Company tries to keep the ball away from Pfc. Duvan Rojas, Headquarters and Headquarters until the weekend. Check with local chapels for Lim Hyo-jong and Han Man-ho, of the 14th Korean National Police Company in an indoor- Detachment, USAG (left), kicks the soccer ball over more information. soccer tournament at Carey Fitness Center Oct. 29 the head of 10th KNP player Jung Hwan-kim.
  • Area IThe Morning Calm Weekly 7 Nov. 5, 2004 store offers new services Area I Public Affairs Office But the best improvement, Yi said, is the new picture catalog. CAMP RED CLOUD – The Camp “We spent a lot of time on it; it’s Red Cloud self-help store celebrated its the first time in the U.S. Army that grand re-opening Oct. 29. any self-help store has had a picture “We’ve increased our stock of line catalog,” he explained. “Now Soldiers items, from 120 to 350,” said Philip Yi, can look at pictures of what they’re chief of Supply and Services Division, buying.” Directorate of Public Works. Yi said the next step is creating a Yi explained they now offer items Web site with an on-line catalog. that can be found at a commercial The garrison DPW spent around hardware store, instead of the just $200,000 improving the self-help standard Army-issue items. stores in Camps Red Cloud, Stanley “For example, Army-issue toilet- and Page. paper holders are an outdated, 1950’s “The money was part of the style,” Yi said. “We offer modern styles, $475,000 we saved through like you would find at the Home Depot.” productivity improvement reviews in He added that now Soldiers can also fiscal year 2004,” Yi said. “We were PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON purchase items through e-mail, fax or able to re-apply that money to theseShelves at the Camp Red Cloud self-help store are stocked with more than 300 line items. telephone. improvements.”Campaign maps out HT&P battle planBy Pfc. Giancarlo Casem locations like the Joint Security Area in Panmunjon. the Korean-American Friendship Association and other2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs The second lane of operation is to set and enforce good-neighbor programs. the standards. Leaders will be taught to enforce “We have a very active Korean-American CAMP RED CLOUD – The 2nd Infantry standards and enforce them upon their Soldiers. The Friendship Association that meets regularly to discussDivision’s human trafficking and prostitution campaign third line of operation is closely related to the second, areas of concern to both of us,” Ridge said. “We alsoplan maps out a clear objective: to eradicate Soldier to educate and train. Upon entering into the Warrior sit down with the Uijeongbu police officials and cityparticipation in activities that may encourage human Division, new Soldiers are briefed about human officials to discuss issues of mutual interest to ustrafficking. trafficking and prostitution. Older Soldiers also get a both or invite them to appreciation dinners and thank According to the Provost Marshal’s Office, the refresher course during the Eighth Army’s New them for their support to our Soldiers. We work hardcampaign plan has two main objectives. The first Horizon’s day and other briefings. to be a good neighbor.”objective is to promote a zero-tolerance culture. The “We want leaders to enforce standards and educate The sixth and seventh lanes of operations are publicsecond, and most importance objective, is to eradicate their Soldiers,” said Col. Ross Ridge, 2nd Infantry affairs and legal initiatives. In the public affairs realm,Soldier participation in activities that directly or Division artillery commander. “They have to be able command information channels spread the word aboutindirectly enable human trafficking and prostitution to understand the problem and spot indicators.” human trafficking and prostitution, while in the legalin the division’s area of operations. Law enforcement initiatives make up the fourth realm, the staff judge advocate works with Korean “We are trying to create an organizational culture lane of operation. Military police work alongside the prosecutors sharing information that may be used inwhere participation in activities like prostitution that Korean National Police to conduct patrols and prosecutions by either office, and is also responsiblecontribute to human trafficking is unacceptable,” said investigations. for prosecuting Soldiers involved in such acts.Lt. Col. Scott Rainey, 2nd Infantry Division equal “We work very closely with the KNPs; they provide According to the 2nd Infantry Division SJA, inopportunity officer. us with valuable information,” said Maj. Kenneth the past two years there have been five Soldiers who According to the PMO, the campaign plan is Tauke, 2nd Infantry Division deputy provost marshal. have been charged under the Uniform Code of Militarydivided into seven lines of operations. The first line of The fifth lane is community-relations initiatives. Justice for activities directly associated withoperation calls for further development of healthy Warrior Division commanders are charged with prostitution. Over that same span of time, there havealternatives. This will be accomplished by expanding developing and maintaining healthy and prosperous been 400 UCMJ violations by Soldiers based on relatedand upgrading Morale, Welfare and Recreation relationships with the local community outside theirprograms. The MWR hosts tours for Soldiers to camps. This is achieved through programs such as See Campaign on Page 8 Broken water main floods street Area I Public Affairs Office The accident occurred at 4:30 p.m. Camp Red Cloud Fire Department CAMP RED CLOUD – A broken personnel were first to respond, water main caused flooding on the followed by Department of Public road by Camp Red Cloud’s back Works employees. gate Oct. 26. The DPW personnel worked until Officials said a contractor was 8 p.m. to fix the damaged water line. boring for soil samples in the lawn of building 279 when the bore hit the water main and broke it open. Water b e g a n pouring out of the lawn, flooding the road. PHOTOS BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON
  • Nov. 5, 20048 Area I The Morning Calm Weekly Force-protection conditions to change for exercises Area I Public Affairs CAMP RED CLOUD - Force-protection condition C will be implemented Nov. 16-23 because of training exercises at the following locations. Access will be denied to those who do not have FPCON-C access privileges. !Camp Stanley Nov. 16 9-11 a.m. !Camp Sears Nov. 16 1:30-4:30 p.m. !Camp Jackson Nov. 17 9-11 a.m. !Camp Kwangsari Nov. 17 1:30-4:30 p.m. !Camp Essayons Nov. 18 9-11 a.m. !Camp Kyle Nov. 18 1:30-4:30 p.m. !Camp Red Cloud Nov. 19 9-11 a.m. !Camp LaGuardia Nov. 23 9-11 a.m.Library from Page 6 The library has a large collection of encourages ideas on ways to improveCDs and DVDs. library services. “Throughout the year, we try to get “The library is always looking forthe latest materials and stay up-to-date,” ways to change,” he explained. “WeSadowitz said. “We also have video want to make it as comfortable andcassettes, but we’re not expanding that user-friendly as possible. We want tocollection – we’re trying to convert to stress that Soldiers can come here andjust DVDs.” have fun – we don’t want them to think Sadowitz stressed that all Area I of it as an old-time library where youlibraries offer the same services, walk in, and the librarian says ‘Shh!’although the size and scope of the We want to make this a 21st-centurylibraries depends on the size of the library.”installation. He added that the library staff E-mail from Page 7 “To the extent that 2ID Soldiers indicated that they have taken andparticipate in human trafficking and followed leads from the hotline butprostitution, it degrades our standing as would not comment on any specifics‘the good guys,’” said Lt. Col. Thomas due to the sensitivity of the on-goingCook, 2nd Infantry Division SJA. “By cases, Tauke said.participating in human trafficking and Working with local authorities hasprostitution, Soldiers are helping create been beneficial for DIVARTY, Ridgea market for this criminal enterprise.” said. An important fact that most Soldiers “We recently had a KAFA workingare unaware of is that “buying out” group meeting that focused on the issuecontracts are illegal, said Rainey. United of human trafficking and prostitution.States Forces Korea Regulation 27-5 The intent of that meeting was to identifycriminalizes the practice of Soldiers issues that we have regarding“buying out” the contracts of club entertainment clubs that our Soldiersemployees or buying the “days off.” visit and what we could do to address “While Soldiers may feel they are those concerns,” he said. “It alsodoing a service by getting one girl out allowed me to bring the leadership ofof servitude, they are merely padding the DIVARTY, Aviation Brigade, thethe pockets of those putting these girls Division and Korea Region Officeinto servitude and encouraging these installation staffs together to focus on‘managers’ to continue this deceitful concerns I have regarding the safety ofpractice,” Cook said. Camp Stanley Soldiers.” Although the campaign plan is only Cook stressed that Soldiers shouldin its early stages, it has already proven be aware of their actions.useful and vital, according to Rainey. “Soldiers who choose to engage in “We are still very early in the this practice put their own lives andexecution phase of the campaign plan,” careers in jeopardy, while also puttingRainey said. “That said, some initial into question the Army’s good name andindicators, like volume of calls to the reputation,” Cook said. “(It’s) anHuman Trafficking and Prostitution insidious practice that dehumanizes andHotline, indicate a positive response to enslaves women around the globe.”these early efforts.” The provost marshall’s office has E-mail:
  • Nov. 5, 2004Nov. Page 9Legal advice:Advance Eighth PERSCOM fall festivalmedicaldirectivesBy Capt. Robert Vedra promotes good neighbor ethic By Mary GrimesYongsan Law Center Chief, Command Information, American Forces Network-Korea YONGSAN — When a patient visits YONGSAN — “There is always onea doctor, the patient generally has a great moment in childhood when the doordeal of control over the situation. He can opens and lets the future in.”discuss his situation and share his United States Forces Korea’s 8thconcerns with the doctor, ask questions Personnel Command added credence toif he is confused, and can usually refuse the old adage when, in support of USFK’sany medical treatment that he does not “Good Neighbor Program,” it recentlywish to undergo. Sometimes, however, played host to nearly 50 children and staffpatients are unable to do these things from a local orphanage during its annualbecause of their condition. Fall Festival celebration. If a patient is unconscious or The festival, held on Yongsan’s Campmedicated to the point that he can no Coiner, was an almost-instant successlonger think coherently, he is no longer as the bright-eyed, curious childrenconsidered legally able to participate in began exchanging bows and smileshis own care. In that case, the patient with USFK servicemembers and theirloses the control that he had over his dependents.medical care, unless he has prepared an Shortly after their arrival, theadvance medical directive. children, from Seoul’s Hyeshimwon An advance medical directive is a legal Orphanage, were introduced todocument that allows patients to prepare everything from pumpkins to the all-beforehand for the possibility that they V EDRA time Halloween favorite, the hauntedmay become incapacitated to the extent house.that they can no longer participate in their According to 8th PERSCOM’sown medical care. public affairs spokesperson, Sgt. 1st There are two common types of Class Patricia Johnson, “The fall festivaladvance medical directives. The first is is 8th Personnel Command’s way ofgenerally known as a living will, and the showing that in addition to PHOTO BY MARY GRIMESsecond is generally known as a durable accomplishing our day-to-day mission, Lt. Col. Wayne Boyd, 8th PERSCOM chaplain, protects his new Korean friend from a stuffedhealth care power of attorney. Although we realize the importance of going halloween character. Children from the local Hyeshimwon orphanage spent the day with 8ththey are both known as advance medical outside the installation and embracing PERSCOM servicemembers and their depedants as part of the unit’s annual Fall Festivaldirectives, they are different legal tools the friendships we have with our South celebration.with different purposes. Korean neighbors…and often it’s and girls played side-by-side, practically Lt. Colonel Wayne Boyd, 8th A living will expresses a patient’s through the eyes of children that we oblivious to any language barriers. PERSCOM chaplain, explained.wishes regarding medical treatment if he can find ways to build upon those The event was just one of numerous “Each month, we try to put on somebecomes terminally ill or injured. If his relationships.” efforts by 8th Personnel Command to type of activity that gives us a chancecondition renders him unable to The fall festival was a hit with the ensure every opportunity is made to to bring a bit of sunshine into the lives ofcommunicate with his health-care children. Korean and American boys enhance U.S. and Korean partnerships. See Festival on page 10providers or participate directly in hiscare, his living will instructs the healthcare providers to limit or avoid measuressuch as mechanical breathing assistance Area II newcomers tour Korean museum By Sharmon Lebby the museum, they were making history, Lee said.or forced feeding. By completing a living Area II Public Affairs Office “It’s not often that the museum opens its doors to tourwill, the patient has a means of telling his groups. So rare, in fact, that I had to get special permissiondoctor to avoid heroic lifesaving YONGSAN — Replicas of expensive rocks, spiritual from the university’s president to bring the Americans in formeasures in the event he cannot speak paintings and tea tasting were just some of the things a tour,” he said.for himself. newcomers to Area II experienced during a tour at Kook- After the tour of the museum, Lee led the group to the folk Unlike a living will, a durable health- Min University Oct. 26. village located on the power of attorney does not tell the “This is an excellent example of General Leon LaPorte’s While at the folk village, the newcomers were able to seedoctor what the patient wants in the event Good Neighbor Program,” said Michael Lee, a part-time the traditional making of green tea.that he is terminally ill or injured. Instead, Korean language instructor with the Army Community “I think seeing all the effort that goes into making greenit appoints an agent to make these Service office. “It’s all about having the military community tea makes it taste better,” said Kellie Daugherty, one of thedecisions for the patient. The agent then interacting with the Koreans, particularly the Korean newcomers.informs the patient’s health care providers university students.” “This tour is just another example to bring the twowhat measures should or should not be Brian Jang, a Korean culture and history professor at the communities together,” emphasized Lee.taken. The power of attorney can contain university, led the newcomers through a tour of the museum. At 10 a.m. each Saturday, Lee and other U.S. and Koreaninstructions from the patient to the agent. The Americans had a chance to see and learn about many volunteers take newcomers on tours throughout the city ofHealth-care powers of attorney are different artifacts representing the Korean culture and way Seoul. For more information about learning Korean or goingusually set up so that the agent has no of life. One of the replicas, titled “Hope Wall,” represented on a tour, call 738-7186.power unless the patient cannot make the hopes and wishes of the early Korean people. See Medical on Page 10 The newcomers did not realize that as they walked through E-mail
  • 10 Nov. 5, 2004 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly NEWS & NOTES Army doctor resuscitates Korean soldier Commander’s Hotline By Alex Harrington “When I saw the Korean soldier collapse, I immediately went A Commander’s hotline e-mail address, Area II Public Affairs Office to him and found out that his breathing had stopped and pulse, is available. For was very weak,” said Shim, adding, “I immediately performed more information, call 738-5017. YONGSAN — A U.S. Army doctor from Yongsan’s 121st CPR for about 5 minutes, and he began breathing on his own. General Hospital performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Afterwards, I called 119 on my cell phone to get an ambulance.” Yongsan New Hours at Yongsan a Republic of Korea Soldier who collapsed during a Korean/ According to Korean news reports, the Soldier’s life was Commissar y American friendship marathon Oct. 24, according to a Korean saved thanks to Shim’s quick reaction and resuscitation skills. Yongsan Commissary now has new holiday hours. newspaper. Despite stopping to save a Korean’s life, Shim still finished Nov. 11 Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Lt. Col. Shim Hyun-sup, a 60-year old Korean-American the marathon. Nov. 22 Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. anesthetist, saw the ROK soldier fall at the 12-kilometer mark Nov. 25 - 26 Closed during the race. E-mail: Dec. 20 Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Dec. 24 Dec. 25 Open Closed 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Festival from Page 9 Dec. 27 Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. the children,” he said. “Whether it’s ‘kapchi kapshida’ (we come together). Calling the day one of sharing in more Dec. 31 Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. putt-putt golf, bowling, a pizza party, It becomes more meaningful because than just fun and games, he said, “This Jan. 1 Closed or teaching English, we believe it it’s truly at work.” festival is our way of coming together makes a difference, not just in the Eighth PERSCOM Commander with our neighbors to show that AC AP Briefing lives of our South Korean friends, but Col. Michael Harris presented each friendships, when nurtured early in life, If your unit is in Area II and you would like an ACAP in our lives as well. It makes a child with a gift of gratitude and can bring us lifelong memories and bonds briefing at your facility, contact the ACAP manager, difference because we begin to see thanks before inviting them to join him that will withstand the tests of time.” Laddie Broz. Briefings usually last about one-half that in our actions, and not mere for a meal at Camp Coiner’s Tower hour depending on unit participation. They can be words, the essence of the term Inn dining facility. E-mail held Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 738-7322. Medical from Page 9 Army Substance Abuse medical decisions for himself, as Also, general powers of attorney are patient is no longer in control of the Program determined by a doctor. not truly unlimited grants of power. situation. The best way to retain Army Substance Abuse Program provides Health-care powers of attorney Some things cannot be accomplished control is to prepare beforehand by comprehensive substance abuse treatment as well should be distinguished from general through a general power of attorney; taking the time to make your wishes as prevention training and education for all residents powers of attorney. General powers of making health-care decisions for an known while you have the legal in Yongsan and Area II. ASAP is located in building attorney appear to grant almost incapacitated grantor is one of them. capacity to do so. 5531. For more information, call 736-5060. unlimited powers to the agent to make If a patient does not have an If you want to prepare an advance decisions for the grantor, so it may seem advance medical directive and is unable medical directive or would like more All about Kimchi reasonable to conclude that a general to make medical decisions for himself, information about them, contact your The 2004 Kimchi Expo International Festival will be power of attorney would allow the agent his health care providers will make the local legal assistance office to set up held 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov.11-14, at the Agro- to make medical decisions for the decisions for him. These decisions will an appointment with an attorney. In trade Center Building in Yangjae-dong. U.S. grantor as well. This is not the case. be made in accordance with medical Area II, call DSN 738-6841. Department of Defense, Department of State, and Most general powers of attorney are ethics and relevant laws, which may DoDDS personnel, and family member members not durable. This means they are or may not agree with the patient’s E-mail are invited to this culinary event to learn the fine ineffective if the grantor is incapacitated, wishes. Unless he has made his wishes art of making kimchi, its history, cultural so they are of no use in these cases. known beforehand, however, the significance and health value, and to sample various kimchi products and recipes. Admission is FREE. Noncommissioned officers visit orphanage Free lunch and transportation to and from festival is also available Nov. 13. Bus reservations are required. For more informtaion, call 723-4685 e- mail to Group honors children Post Offices Open on USFK with birthday party Training Holidays By Cpl. Park, Jin-woo Army Post Offices will be opened on the following Area II Public Affairs Office USFK Training Holidays, November 12 and 26. For more information, contact your local post office. YONGSAN — The Yongsan chapter of the Noncommissioned New hours at Collier Field Officers Association visited the House Young-nak Orphanage on the Effective immediately the new hours at Collier Field evening of Oct. 27. House are 5 a.m. - 11 p.m., Monday -Friday and 24 The Soldiers treated the children Hours a day on Saturday, Sunday and holidays. to a birthday celebration, in honor of 20 children who had birthdays WARRIOR ROCKET between August and October. They The Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) on Camp also handed out bags of sweets to Stanley is located right beside the Thunder Inn give the children a taste of Bldg # 2249. The EST offers training on a variety Halloween. of weapons systems; M16A2, M203, AT4, M9, M4, The NCOA makes regular visits M240 and the M249. It also offers a variety of real to the orphanage, and is planning life situations; night firing, NBC firing, close combat, thier next event for Nov. 21, when military police scenarios, and plenty of other training they will host a Thanksgiving scenarios. The EST is usually open from 9 a.m to 4 dinner for the children. The dinner p.m Monday- Friday. It can be opened at a will feature Korean dishes as well convenient time if you plan ahead. The point of as the turkey, ham, side dishes and contact is SSG Staley (DIVARTY S-3, 732-4606/ C P OURTESY HOTO pies found at a traditional American 5353.) or go to Public Folder, Korea Public Folder, A girl from the Young-nak orphanage takes a swing at a Piñata as the other children and volunteers Thanksgiving table. Unit Folder, 2ID Folder, DIVARTY Folder, DIVARTY cheer her on. The Piñata was part of a brithday celebration held by visiting members to the S-3 Folder, EST Folder, and Usage Calendar. Noncommissioned Officers Association Oct. 27. 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  • The Morning Calm Weekly Area II Nov. 5, 2004 11 Tours Entertainment Cultural Events, Tours and Enter tainment Experience Greater Seoul USO Tours Royal Asiatic Tour Entertainment !Panmunjom Demilitarized Zone and Tunnel – !Persimmon Valley Tour (Sangju in Kyong-sang !Ballet – Pantomime Ballet Theater of Tivoli from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Saturday and Tuesday Bukdo) – Saturday Denmark will perform 3 p.m. Nov. 13 and 5 p.m. !Korean Folk Village – 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday !Yongmunsan (Kyonggi-Do) Tour – Sunday Nov. 14 at the Seould Arts Center. For more !Everland Amusement Park – 3 - 7 p.m., Sunday !North Korea - Kumgang-san Tour – Nov. 13-14 information, call 02-541-6234. ! Seoul Land and Zoo – 8:30 a..m - 4 p.m., !Tongdo-Sa and Haein-Sa Tour – Nov. 13-14 ! Concert – Prime Philharmonic Orchestra Thursday !Kingdom of Paekche – Nov. 21 Regular Concert will be performed 8 p.m. Nov. 16 !Lotte World Amusement Park – 8:30 a.m. - 4 !Land of Exile Tour (South Chollado) – Nov. 20- at the Seoul Arts Center. For more information, call p.m., Friday 21 031-392-6422. !Opera – “L‘elisir D‘amore” will be performed For more information, call the Seoul USO office For more information, Call 02-763-9483 or see the 4 p.m. Nov. 21 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 - 25 at the at 02-792-3380 or go Web site about Royal Asiatic Society events. Seoul Arts Center. For more information, call 02- 586-5282.Signal soldiers receive hands-on trainingBy Sgt. Donald Smith equipment,” said Maj. William Bryant, 304th1st Signal Public Affairs Office Signal Battalion executive officer. The training afforded Soldiers a chance to YONGSAN — To effectively support U.S. operate the equipment.Forces Korea in any contingency, Soldiers “This training was great for our Soldiers,”from 304th Signal Battalion conducted a said Sgt. Mack Belton, Company B teamtechnical exercise Oct. 18-22 at Camp chief. “Many times in the field, the team chiefColbern. does the work; but this time we had the Using computer training aids, along with Soldiers work the equipment and learn fromhands-on training, the Soldiers gained a better their mistakes.”understanding and practical knowledge of the Soldiers welcomed the field training, Beltonequipment. added, “because it’s a chance to learn how to “In a series of computer-based training use radio equipment and get practicalsystems and actual signal switches at various experience in their military occupational PHOTO BY SGT.DONALD SMITHlocations around Camp Colbern, we provided specialty.” Pfc. Dunovon Sandrey, a cable systems installer-maintainer with Company C,the technical basis for our Soldiers getting 304th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, teaches a class on the remote multiplexerfamiliar with the technical aspects of their E-mail combiner during the battalion’s technical exercise Oct. 18-22.
  • Nov. 5, 200412 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Community News gun salute. The public is welcome. AFSC looking for volunteers weekend will be held Nov. 11-14 at the The American Forces Spouses Club Eighth U.S. Army Religious Retreat Center. Become a better speaker is looking for volunteers in the For more information, call 738-5556 or email The public-speaking club community. For more information, call Toastmasters meets 7 p.m. every 738-7327 or 736-8119. Tuesday in Red Cross conference room Catholic Religious Retreat on the 2nd floor of the Moyer Recreation Meeting for overweight people The Women’s 48th English-speaking Center in Yongsan. Toastmasters is a Weight management support group Cursillo will be held Nov. 18-21 at the public speaking club dedicated to meetings are 6:30 to 7 p.m. the first Eighth U.S. Army Religious Retreat improving each member’s public speaking and third Mondays of each month. Center. The retreat is a three days of and leadership abilities. For more For more information, call 736-3029. prayer, reflection, praise, worship, information, call 011-9228-4175 or email fellowship and Christian community-Community Events, To find out more about Toastmasters, visit their Web Smoking cessation The Smoking Cessation Clinic hosts new building. For more information, call 02- 319-2683 or emailClasses and Meetings site at groups every month for four 1-hour group sessions. Medication is an option with all Marine Corps Birthday Ball Thanksgiving Golf Trip to Australia four classes. Services are free to Men’s Tres Dias Weekend The 229th United States Marine Corps The USO is hosting an international participants, and self-referral is preferred. The 43 rd Men’s English-speakingBirthday Ball will be held 6 p.m. Nov. 10 Thanksgiving golf getaway to Australia For more information, call 736-6693 or e- Tres Dias will be held Dec. 2-5 at theat the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul. The Nov. 19-27. For more information, call mail Eighth U.S. Army Religious Retreatguest of honor will be retired Lt. Gen. Rita at the USO at 724-7781. Center. Obtain applications on-line atKim Sung-eun, 15th minister of National Royal Asiatic Society or at theDefense and fourth commandant, Program funding opportunity The Royal Asiatic Socitey holds lecture South Post and Hannam Chapels. ForRepublic of Korea Marine Corps. For The Armed Forces Spouses’ Club meetings on the 8th floor of the Daewoo more information, emailtickets, e-mail: seeks to support worthy projects or Building, near Seoul Train Station. For more needs. Through its American Projects information, call 02-763-9483 or visit program, AFSC donates to organizations Learn to be a better husband and Veterans Day ceremony serving the U.S. Forces Korea leader The Annual Veteran’s Day ceremony population, including Soldiers, DoD Girl Scouts looking for volunteers Men of the Morning Calm holds Biblefor Area II will be held 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at civilians and their families who reside The Girl Scouts are looking for studies for Area II men who want tothe War Memorial on Yongsan Main Post, in the community. Any organization or volunteers. Training is available. For more learn to be better husbands and leadersacross from the main bus terminal. The individual that serves the USFK information, call 796-5942 or email in their community. Bible studies areceremony will be highlighted by a speech population may request assistance from or. held at the South Post Chapel 6 a.m.from the commander of United Nations AFSC. Please allow a 2-month process every Tuesday. They also host a men’sCommand, Combined Forces for your request. To submit a request, Religious activities breakfast at 8 a.m. the first SaturdayCommand and U.S.Forces Korea, contact AFSC American Projects of each month at the South Post Chapel.accompanied by the laying of several Chairperson Nancy Donahue at 736- Women’s Tres Dias Weekend For more information, emailwreaths on the War Memorial and a 21- 5236. A women’s English-speaking Tres Dias
  • 14 Nov. 5, 2004 Movies The Morning Calm Weekly Nov. 5-11 Nov. Friday Night Friday Night Friday Night Napoleon Suspect Zero Suspect Zero Vanity Fair Lights Lights Lights Dynamite No Show Open Water SuperBabies: No Show No Show Taxi Suspect Zero Baby Geniuses Exorcist: The Exorcist: The SuperBabies: Suspect Zero No Show Taxi No Show Beginning Beginning Baby Geniuses Anacondas: Hunt for Taxi Taxi Vanity Fair No Show No Show No Show Blood Orchid Friday Night Friday Night Friday Night Vanity Fair The Cookout The Cookout Vanity Fair Lights Lights Lights Not Not Not Not No Show No Show No Show Available Available Available Available Exorcist: The Friday Night Exorcist: The Friday Night The Cookout Vanity Fair The Cookout Beginning Lights Beginning Lights Harold & Taxi Kumar Go To No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show White Castle Black Cloud Black Cloud Vanity Fair No Show Vanity Fair The Cookout The Cookout Exorcist: The Anacondas — On an The Cookout — When Suspect Zero — Friday Night Lights Vanity Fair — The new Beginning — Father expedition Borneo, Todd Anderson signs a $30 When an FBI agent violates — A straight arrow coach film version of the classic Merrin thinks he has scientists are in search of million deal with his a serial killers rights, the leads his team to the 1988 novel by William glimpsed the face of Evil. a flower named the blood hometown team, the New killer goes free and the Texas state semifinals in Makepeace Thackeray After World War II, he is orchid. Reports say it can relentlessly haunted by lead to longer life. But what Jersey Nets, he knows that agent is demoted. On the Odessa, where high school centers on Rebecca memories of unspeakable they find inhabiting the his life is set for a big first day at his new job, he football is king. Expectations (Becky) Sharp. Born into brutality. His faith have rainforest of Borneo are a change. To keep things real, investigates a murder, of classmates, coaches, the lower class, Becky can deserted him. While in group of anacondas. They he decides to throw a which turns out to be the family, and community rely only on her wit, guile, Egypt, he is asked to take arent ordinary. The blood barbeque at his place -- just first of three seemingly members exact a toll on the and sexuality as she part in an archeological orchid made the anacondas like the ones his family used random killings. Or athletes central to the story. makes her way up through excavation. The blood of longer, faster, and smarter. perhaps, they are not to have. But when you have Economic and racial London society circa 1820. innocents flows freely, but Now scientists must find a way out of the rain forest by new and old friends, family, random at all; the last to undertones pervade this the horror has only just begun. Merrin will finally outsmarting, outrunning agents, and product reps die is the agentss adaptation of H.G. see Evil’s true face. and outliving the in the same house, things nemesis. The assignment Bissingers book by the anacondas. are bound to get crazy. consumes him. same name. Sky Captain Mr. 3000 No Show Mr. 3000 and the World No Show No Show No Show of Tomorrow Surviving Surviving Surviving Vanity Fair Vanity Fair The Cookout The Cookout Christmas Christmas Christmas No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show Friday Night Suspect Zero Suspect Zero Vanity Fair The Cookout No Show Surviving Lights Christmas Anacondas: Anacondas: Suspect Zero Vanity Fair No Show Surviving The Cookout Hunt for Hunt for Blood Orchid Blood Orchid Christmas Surviving Surviving Surviving The Cookout Suspect Zero Vanity Fair Christmas Vanity Fair Christmas Christmas Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! Suspect Zero The Cookout The Cookout SuperBabies: The Movie The Movie The Movie Baby Geniuses Princess Princess Princess Exorcist: The Exorcist: The SuperBabies: The Cookout Baby Geniuses Diaries 2 Diaries 2 Diaries 2 Beginning Beginning
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Chaplain Nov. 5, 2004 15When trials come, persevereBy Chaplain (Capt) Thomas Vaughn Jr. According to the bible, God uses trials to test our in the chair and started working in my mouth withInstallation Chaplain faith, to grow and mature us. He tests us with trials sharp, uncomfortable tools. When he was ready to to see if our dependence is upon him or ourselves. If pull all four of my wisdom teeth, I felt like saying CAMP LONG/CAMP EAGLE - Have you ever we pass the test, then we grow to the next level of “No, not today.” But I stayed in the chair. I stayedwondered why golf balls are covered with dimples? spiritual maturity. because I knew it needed to be done. I stayedWhen first manufactured, golf balls were smooth. It When trials come, ask God for wisdom. No one because I trusted the expertise of the dentist. Iwas later discovered that after a ball had been roughed likes to take tests, but they’re important. They measure stayed because he knocked me out with drugs!up, it would go further when you hit it. So they started where you’re at and show when you’re ready to go To persevere is like staying in the chair. You wantmaking them with dimpled covers. to the next level. to run, but you don’t because you know God is in That’s the way it is with life. God allows us to be Since God allows trials to come, he obviously wants control and knows what He is doing.roughed up sometimes to enable us to do more and us to learn something. Many of us ask God for wisdom, There’s an old saying, “It’s not the mountainsgo further. So how do you handle being roughed up? have him tell us what to do and then do our own thing. ahead that wear you down; it’s the grain of sand in When trials come, consider it all joy. “Hey Chaplain! To pass the test, learn from your trials and keep from your shoe.” It’s not the weeks or months ahead ofI got hit by a bus and broke my leg! Praise the Lord!” repeating mistakes, you must obey God’s instructions. you that will wear you down, but how you handleThat’s not what I’m talking about. Real joy comes When trials come, persevere. Perseverance is today. Don’t allow trials in your life to become majorfrom knowing God is with you in the midst of your staying the course even though your feelings say run. obstacles. Consider it all joy. Ask God for wisdom.trials. In college, I remember how the dentist tipped me back Persevere. 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 Collective 10 a.m. Suwon Air Base Sunday 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel 10:30 a.m. Camp Eagle 1 p.m. Suwon Air Base 753-7274 or 011-9496-7445 10:30 a.m. Zoeckler Chapel 4 p.m. Camp Long 11 a.m. Freedom Chapel 5:15 p.m. Camp Eagle Chaplain (Capt.) Darin Olson 12:30 p.m. Camp Long Gospel 1 p.m. Freedom Chapel 753-3049 Latter-Day Saints 4 p.m. Freedom Chapel Contemporary 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel Chaplain (Maj.) Stephen Cruys Korean 7 p.m. Camp Long 753-7275 (All services are on Sunday) (Mass is daily at Camp Humphreys)
  • 16 Nov. 5, 2004 Feature The Morning Calm Weekly Soldiers, civilians, and family members around the peninsula celebrated Halloween Oct. 29-31. Children from Camp Red Cloud to Camp Walker dressed up in all sorts of ghoulish costumes in the spirit of the great American holiday. Many installation housing areas played host to a variety of trick-or-treaters experiencing Halloween for the first time. Camp Humphreys had the biggest event with its “Return to Spooky Hallow” celebration. PHOTO BY STEVE DAVISTrick-or-treaters get candy at the 194th Maintenance Battalion booth at the “Return to Spooky Hallow” Halloween festival Saturday atCamp Humphreys. The booth won a prize for being the most creative. More than 1,000 guests visited 24 booths, including ahaunted tent. Winners of the unit booth decorating contest were the 377th Medical Company (Air Ambulance); Headquarters, 6thCavalry Brigade and Headquarters, 194th Maintenance Battalion. PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON Michelle Craig, 20 months, enjoys a lollipop she got trick- or-treating at Camp Red Cloud Oct. 29. PHOTO BY STEVE DAVIS PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAM A youngster gets candy from the 557th Military Police Company booth atJack-o-lanterns light up the night at the Camp Walker the “Return to Spooky Hallow” Halloween festival Saturday at Camphousing area during trick or treat Saturday. Humphreys. Three-year-old Naudia Morris holds tightly to her father, Dan Morris, while trick-or- treating on Camp Red Cloud Oct. 29 PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON Spc. Joseph Vail, Headquarters and Headquarters All kinds of ghouls came out to celebrate Halloween at Camp Red Cloud Company, U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Red Cloud, passes PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON Oct. 29. out candy to trick-or-treaters Oct. 29.
  • 18 Nov. 5, 2004 MWR The Morning Calm Weekly Communities help children build character KORO MWR accomplish activities focusing on a pillar. Conscientious efforts are made to help They presented age appropriate activities young people develop the values and YONGSAN - Army communities and included parents, partners, and abilities necessary for moral decision- Korea-wide hosted a Character Counts performances such as Taekwondo, making and conduct. program Oct. 17-23. The newly- cheerleading, and hula and traditional Members of the Character Counts instituted program, devised at the Army Korean dancing. Donations from a sock coalition include schools, communities, level, educates young adults on the drive will be donated to a local and education and human-service Pro Shop Sale importance of developing good orphanage at Thanksgiving. organizations. Each have the potential The Camp Red Cloud Pro Shop is having a sale on character. Participating installations As part of the Character Counts of reaching millions of youths and their clothing, balls, clubs, hats, shoes and accessories hosted fun and exciting activities to program, Hialeah Youth Services Torch families, advocating core ethical values f from Oct. 15 through Nov. 30. For more introduce the six pillars of character and and Keystone Clubs organized a food called the six pillars of character. These information, call 732-6843. fortify the lives of American’s young drive. Lessons focused on the aspects are: trustworthiness, respect, people with consensus ethical values. and importance of character, and responsibility, fairness, caring and Video-game tournament Yongsan School-Age Services children nominated those who best citizenship. Camp Red Cloud Better Opportunities for Single designed a community beautification exhibited these characteristics. Winners This year, CYS took the lead in and Unaccompanied Soldiers will host the Madden and clean-up project in partnership with received a certificate and prizes during potentially influencing the character of video-game tournament at Mitchell’s club 7 p.m. Drug Abuse Resistance Education the Dessert Fest and Awards Assembly. children and youth on military Nov 6. Registration is at the Community Activity officers. This will become an annual All Youth Services activities focused installations throughout Korea. Although Center. This event is open only for the first 30 event and will teach children they can on how to be responsible for each CYS serves as this initiative’s lead, players. The final two players win AAFES gift make this world a better place. assignment or task, respect each other numerous partners are fully committed certificates. For more information, contact your Camp Humphreys hosted a fine arts during games and competitions, fairness to their role in developing and BOSS representative or call 732-6246. presentation on making character into toward all participants, care for strengthening character education. By art, with a reception and celebration of teammates and how to be a good citizen establishing partnerships and by inviting Trip Osan Shopping Trip Art and Life. This teaches young people while participating in games or communities to participate in Character Camp Stanley Recreation Center is having an Osan to ask themselves questions about the competitions. Counts week events, diverse groups overnight shopping tour Nov 6. The bus will depart kind of person they are becoming and Character Counts is a program that work together to spread awareness and at 10 a.m. For more information, call 732-5366. shape their character. was developed by the Department of the advance character education for At Walker Youth Services, the Army in July 2004. The program success. CYS is proud to be part of an Trip Sorak Mountain Trip middle-school and teenaged youth acted includes a character-education effort that encourages all to live with Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied as mentors and paired up with School- component as a core element of all Child integrity and be a person of good Soldiers Bargain weekend trip to Sorak Mountain Age Services children to help them and Youth Services programs. character. will be Nov. 11 through Nov 13. Visit the local community activity center or recreation center for registration. For more information, contact your local BOSS representatives. Yongsan group wins Battle of the Bands Morale, Welfare and Recreation Regions. Judges included a panel of three competed in the event and was recognized Soccer Championship Services industry professionals representing a wide with a participation award. Both bands Warrior sports will host the Warrior Division Post range of music industry specialties. competed in the 8th Army Battle of the Level Soccer Championship at Camp Red Cloud FORT EUSTIS, Va. - A salsa group Trophies and monetary awards were Bands at Yongsan in September. Field Nov. 13-14. For more information, visit your from Yongsan won the All-Army Battle earned for participation and placement in The event was a program element local fitness center. of Bands worldwide final competition here the contest. Monetary awards are given of the U.S. Army Entertainment Division Oct.23. to the participant’s installation MWR and the U.S. Army Community and Mitchell’s Disc Jockey “La Orquesta Esencia” won the title program for improvement and Family Support Center. The Better Rythym & Blues disc jockey DJ Hollywood performs Best of the Battle against six other bands enhancement of their installation music Opportunities for Single Soldiers at Mitchell’s club Friday and Saturday nights. DJ from Army bases in Korea, Europe and program. program partnered with USAED to Hollywood will give you the best entertainment the Northeast, Northwest and Southwest Another Yongsan band, Dash 20, sponsor the event. from 9 p.m. until closing. For more information, call 732-8189. Football Screening Arts & Crafts Center offers fun for the whole family Camp Red Cloud’s Mitchell’s Club screens National The Yongsan Arts & Crafts Center offers many services and classes to servicemembers, civilians and family members. Football League football games every Tuesday. Buffalo Lessons include ceramic-making, framing and matting, photography and wookworking. They also offer services such wings and beverage specials are offered during the as framing and camera equipment rental. The center is open 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday, and is closed games. For more information, call 732-8189. Korean holidays and the last Tuesday of every month. The November schedule of classes is as follows: QUALIFICATION CLASSES Nov. 18 between 3 and 6 p.m. Two package options will Wash Car Wash Ser vice !Ceramics: Pouring, Trimming, Coloring, and Glazing be available. Area I Morale, Welfare and Recreation Service - Three to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday . Division offers a 24-hour car wash at Camp Mobile. !Matting & Framing: Mat, Frame & Glass Cutting - FOUR-WEEK SESSIONS The car wash is self-service and accepts 500-won Four to 5 p.m., Sunday through Thursday. The instruction fee for each 4-week session is does coins only. For more information, call 730-3928. !Photography: How to use Photo Equipment - Five - 6 not include materials. p.m., Friday through Sunday. !Flower Arranging: 4 - 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 - 7 p.m. Thanksgiving To Go To !Woodworking: How to use Power Equipment - Five - every Wednesday. $30.00 Camp Stanley Reggie’s club will serve a traditional 6 p.m., Tursday through Saturday. !Pottery: Noon - 2 p.m., 3 - 5 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m. Thanksgiving Day dinner “to go” Nov. 25. Carry-out !Youth Woodworking -Boy Scouts - Five-thirty to 6:30 every Wednesday. $30.00 service must be ordered no later than Nov. 20, and p.m, every Tuesday at the Teen Center. !Childrens Art: 3:30-4:30 p.m. every Thursday and must be paid for in advance. Tickets are now on ! Youth ceramic- Three-thirty to 4:30 p.m., every 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. every Friday. $30.00 sale. For more information, call 732-5485. Tuesday at the Teen Center. !Korean Paper Arts: 3 - 5 p.m. and 5 - 7 p.m every Tuesday. $40.00 Playgroups for Children SPECIAL EVENTS & WORKSHOPS: !Acrylic Painting: 5 - 7 p.m. every Wednesday. $40.00 Yongsan Playgroups is now accepting new ! Ms. Chung Hyun-sook will teach a Christmas/ !Drawing: 3 - 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday. $40.00 members. The group plans play dates, educational Thanksgiving Day Wreath-making Workshop 5:30 - 7 p.m. !Italian-Flower Ceramics: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2 - 4p.m., activities and field trips for families with infants, Nov. 3, 5, 10 and 17. The cost is $10.00 for a small wreath, and 4 - 6 p.m. every Thursday. $40.00 toddlers and pre-schoolers in Yongsan and Hannam $15.00 for medium wreath and $20.00 for large wreath. Village areas. E-mail for Price includes materials and instruction fee. For more information, stop by the center on South Post, membership information. !The Photo Studio will be taking Thanksgiving photos buildings 4253 and 4254, or call 738-4750.
  • Nov. 5, 2004Nov. Page 21 Fallen aviator’s family anniversary to attend 43rd anniversar y of Camp Humphreys Area III Public Affairs Office CAMP HUMPHREYS — Mrs. Betty Humphreys, widow of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benjamin K. Humphreys, will be the guest of honor as Camp Humphreys marks the 43rd anniversary of the death of its namesake Nov. 13 during a rededication ceremony at Area III headquarters. The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. outside building 251 during retreat. Mrs. Humphreys will be accompanied by her nephew, Robert S. Humphreys, and his wife Anne during their first visit to Korea and Camp Humphreys. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Humphreys was piloting a Boeing Vertrol (Piasecki) H-21 Shawnee transporting seven soldiers on Nov. 13, 1961 near Osan when the helicopter developed mechanical failure resulting in a crash killing all on board. The former Sub-Post K-16 was named in honor of Humphreys by General Order 18 dated Apr. 20, 1962. Prior to being named for Humphreys, the installation was simply called K-6. The entire Camp Humphreys community is invited to the 2nd Lt. Darrell T. White teaches a math class to Korean students at the Suwon Community Center. PHOTOS BY 2ND LT. DAVID MARLOW ceremony to meet the Humphreys family and honor the sacrifice of Air defenders teach and learn Chief Warrant Officer 2 Benjamin Kent Humphreys.Volunteers of the quarterhonored at HumphreysArea III Public Affairs Office from Korean youth at Suwon By 2nd Lt. David Marlow CAMP HUMPHREYS — The Area III Volunteer of the 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery (Patriot)Quarter and Youth Volunteer of the Quarter were honoredOct. 22 during a ceremony at the Army Community Service. SUWON AIR BASE – Wednesday evenings are a Pfc. Kenneth Krueger of Company C, 52nd Aviation time for fun and a time for learning at the SuwonRegiment was named Volunteer of the Quarter for his work Community Center.with youth, chapel and morale, welfare and recreation That is where American and Korean Augmentationprograms. to the U.S. Army, or KATUSA, Soldiers from Kendrick Ladd was named Outstanding Youth Volunteer Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion,for his service in supporting Freedom Chapel, the 6th Cavalry 43rd Air Defense Artillery (Patriot) have beenBrigade family readiness group and the American Red Cross. volunteering their time and talents to help local youths Won Uoo-bum, Choi Myng-wook and Choi Won-seok participateHe is the son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Keith D. Ladd. improve their English and mathematical skills. The in a discussion during a class at the Suwon Community Center. The Military Outstanding Volunteer Recipient was Sgt. Good Neighbor program enhances Korean-AmericanTimothy Walley of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 52nd Aviation relations and demonstrates the U.S. commitment to The KATUSA representative and organizer of theRegiment, who volunteered as a referee and instructor for the Korean community. Good Neighbor tutorial outings has been Cpl. Leethe area paintball program. As a part of their program, the Soldiers and Sung-dong, a KATUSA administrative specialist for Other Soldiers were also recognized as outstanding KATUSAs visit the local community center and use Headquarters and Headquarters Battery. KATUSAsvolunteers. They were Sgt. Eric Shuping of Company A, instructional games and education-oriented activities who join the outings serve as both translators and3rd Military Intelligence Battalion; Spc. John Sandoval of to help local youths meet their respective educational instructors.the 46th Transportation Company; Pfc. Siniva Kilioni of goals while practicing community outreach. “I’ve “The children really look forward to the visits,”Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 23rdArea Support been coming for one year,” said Hong Jee Yuhn, 13, a said Lee. “It is really a fun time and a great way forGroup; and Sgt. 1st Class Steven Key of Headquarters and local Suwon girl. “I come for fun and to improve my Koreans and Americans to get together and learn fromOperations Company, 527th Military Intelligence Company. English. It’s interesting to meet people from another one another. I think the Soldiers end up learning as Staff Sgt. Tiffany Atkins, of Company B, 532 Military country.” much as the children.”Intelligenc Battalion, and Ali Briceland were also honored for Battalion Chemical Officer 2nd Lt. Darrell T. White,volunteering with Army family programs. one of the program’s organizers and chief instructors, How to be a Good Neighbor Camp Long/Eagle volunteer Pfc. Derek Melendez has found out that working with local youths can be Individuals or units who wish to start a community relations programof Combat Support Coordination Team #1 was both a rewarding experience and a real challenge. may call one of these organizations for information and assistance:recognized for teaching English to Korean officers and “We have to constantly think of new ways tofor helping at Wonju’s Shinae Won orphanage. challenge these kids,” said White. “They are so bright ! The Area III Public Affairs Office administers the U.S. Forces Suwon Air Base volunteer 2nd Lt. Darrell White of and geared up to learn, as an instructor I really have Korea Good Neighbor Progarm for Area III. Call Mr. Yu at 753-7652.Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, to keep on my toes.”43rd Air Defense Artillery was honored for his work The local youth come for more than knowledge. ! Call Freedom Chapel at 753-7269 for informationon orphanagewith the chapel and for teaching Korean children math “We find that rewards of candy really tend to inspire sponsorship.and other subjects. See related story on this page. their academic performance,” said Capt. Junice Dawn After award presentations, the volunteers were G. Hooks, the unit commander. “We like to give out ! The Army Community Service Volunteer Coordinator at 753-congratulated by community members gathered for the candy as a reward when the children answer our 8294 may help find volunteer opportunities in the Korean community.ceremony and a luncheon held in their honor. questions correctly. It really makes learning fun.”
  • 22 Nov. 5, 2004 Area III The Morning Calm WeeklyNEWS & NOTES Commissary Daily Commissar y LimitsTo maintain an adequate stock level for all customers,these daily limits have been placed on purchases forthe following items: honey, 48 ounces; rice – onebag per day; frozen oxtail, two packages per day;frozen beef ribs, two packages per day; mayonnaise,32 ounces per day; hot dogs, three packages per dayor request more in advance of special events ;vitamins, one of each kind purchased; olive oil, 68ounces per day; SPAM, two cans per day. Forinformation contact 753-6711 Youth Soccer HomecomingThe youth soccer homecoming will be held at 6:30p.m. Tuesday at Soldier’s Park. For more information,call 753-7057/8257. Trip Bungee Jumping TripA bungee jumping trip is scheduled for Nov. 12. PHOTO BY STEVE DAVISSign up at the Camp Humphreys Community Activities Steve Larsen, right, demonstrates how to repair a leaky faucet during a class at the Camp Humphreys Self-Help store.Center. For information, call 753-8825. Pediatric DentistA pediatric dentist will be available at the Camp Self-help class teaches barracks repairsHumphreys Dental Clinic from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Area III Public Affairs Office even issuing tool boxes to certifiedNov. 18. Dental exams for children 12 and younger Soldiers.will be available on a limited basis. For appointments CAMP HUMPHREYS — Because The self-help classes teach Soldiersor more information, call the 618th Medical barracks and work places sometimes how to make simple plumbing, electricalDetachment at 753-6559. need minor repairs, Area III Self-Help or lighting repairs safely. They also stores offer certification classes for “do- familiarize Soldiers about items commonly U.S.-K A TUS A Soccer it-yourself” Soldiers. stocked at the store, including paint,A U.S. Soldiers vs. KATUSA All-Star soccer game “Rather than submitting a work order heating or air conditioning filters, nuts andwill take place at 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at Soldier’s Park on and waiting for someone to show up to bolts and hundreds of other itemsCamp Humphreys. The previous date was changed make a minor repair, Soldiers can now maintenance supplies.due to participants being in the field. For information, do it themselves,” said Steve Larsen, Instructional videos, pamphlets orcall 753-8810 or 8811. Camp Humphreys Self-Help manager. hands-on training are also available to help Pfc. Malcolm Warney learns how to repair a Repair and Utility, or R&U, classes Soldiers accomplish minor repair tasks. screen window during a self-help class.Thanksgiving Cooking Class are given monthly at Camp Humphreys “We also maintain a list of Internet the equipment safely and then let themLearn how to cook a Thanksgiving dinner at a cooking and as needed at Camp Long. sites that offer online training for do-it- work on a space-available basis,” saidclass being offered Nov. 19 at the Camp Humphreys Afer receiving certification at one of yourselfers,” said Larson. Floyd Reed, who heads the CampArmy Community Service. Pre-registration is the classes, Soldiers designated as unit The Camp Long Self-Help Store even Long Directorate of Public Works.required. For information, call 753-8782. R&U representatives are authorized to has a small shop and power tools For more information about Area get items at a Self-Help store and Soldiers can use for authorized III Self-Help programs, call the Camp Class for Latchkey Kids perform minor barracks or workplace projects. Humphreys Self-Help at 753- 7410 or“Safe on My Own,” an American Red Cross class for repairs. The Camp Humphreys store is “First, we teach them how to use the Camp Long Self-Help at 721-3215.children ages 10-11 who sometimes spend time athome by themselves after school while parents work,is being offered from 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 20 at the Students vote during Elementary students vote the 2004 StudentAmerican Red Cross. Cost is $10. Pre-registration is Mock Election Oct. in mock national electionrequired. For information, call 753-7172. 25 at Humphreys American Elemen- Area III Public Affairs Office Officiating Clinic tary School.Area III Morale, Welfare and Recreation will sponsor CAMP HUMPHREYS — One hundreda basketball officials and coaches clinic at 10 a.m. Below: Students seventy eight Humphreys AmericanNov. 21 in the MWR conference room in building receive “I Voted” Elementary School students were among252. For information, call 753-8810 or 8811. stickers after they 2.8 million who voted in a national mock finish their exit poll election Oct. 28 sponsored by the New Free patch sewing service after voting. Jersey Division of Elections.Area III enlisted Soldiers who have just arrived or Nationally, President George W. Bushhave just been promoted may take their uniforms Below right: ElAnie won with 50 percent of the votes. Democratto the PX sewing shop concession and get their Briggs smiles after John F. Kerry had 42 percent; David Cobbpatches sewn on for free. Permanent Change of voting at the mock of the Green Party had four percent andStation or promotion orders and a valid military ID PHOTOS STEVE DAVIS election. BY Independent Ralph Nader had two percent.card are required, along with the uniforms and “Others” accounted for two percent of thepatches. Contact your unit command sergeant vote.major or supply sergeant for details. Fifth grade teacher Laura Reid, whose class helped orchestrate the election locally, News & Notes Deadline said the whole school learned a lot aboutThe deadline for submitting items for News & elections during planning and voting.Notes is Friday each week for publication the For details about the 2004 Student/Parentfollowing Friday. Requests should include who, Mock Election visit their Web site atwhat, when, where, a contact phone number w w w. s t a t e . n j . u s / l p s / e l e c t i o n s /and relevant additional information. Send mockelection/mock-election_results.html.requests to Items willbe run on a first-come, first-served space-available basis.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Area III Nov. 5, 2004 23Driving simulator availableat Humphreys for unit trainingArea III Public Affairs Office CAMP HUMPHREYS — Soldiers don’t have togo far anymore to log training miles in a big rig. AU.S. Army Operator Driving Simulator has beenbrought to Camp Humphreys. The simulator, housed in a trailer at the TrainingSupport Activity-Korea facility near CampHumphreys, offers training on a variety of Armyvehicles ranging from general tactical vehicles suchas the M915 and M932 truck tractors, mediumtactical vehicles and heavier vehicles, including theHeavy Equipment Transporters, or HET, and theHeavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck knowncommonly as “HEMTT.” PHOTO BY STEVE DAVIS “The simulator has 77 different driving scenarios Spc. Jose Antepara takes the driving simulator for a spin. Antepara, who has driven heavy rigs for 11 months in Korea for theand six skill levels,” said Gary Hagerman, chief of 46thTransportation Company, said the simulator has engine sounds and vibrations “like the real thing.”the Area III Training Support Center, part of theTraining Support Activity-Korea. assigned to the 46th Transportation Company based Hagerman said the simulator gives students “a at Camp Humphreys, said the simulator is like onetypical driving experience” that includes hills, trees, he used during Advanced Individual Training at Fortbuildings, city streets, intersections, traffic, rural Leonard Wood, Mo.roads, freeways and rest areas. “It’s pretty realistic. It’s like driving a real truck On- and off-road conditions may include a without being on the road,” said Antepara, who hasvariety of weather conditions at any time of day. been driving heavy rigs in Korea for 11 months. “It Students can perform such truck driver functions even has engine sounds, side views and someas starting up, changing gears, changing speeds or vibration. The only difference is that a voice giveslanes, or backing up or stopping. you instructions.” “Students will face simulated traffic conditions The driving simulator is located next to thethat vary in density and behavior,” said Hagerman. Engagement Skill Trainer in building 1462 at the“The situations they will encounter will help develop Training Support Activity-Korea site outside theskills necessary to drive a military truck in the Camp Humphreys CPX gate. Units can call 753-Republic of Korea.” 6030 for more information about training with the Kang Chang-chun demonstrates how dashboard panels can Spc. Jose Antepara, a motor transport operator simulator. be changed in the driving simulator.
  • Nov. 5, 2004 Nov. Page 25Project sends phone cards to Soldiers in IraqBy Galen Putnam Soldiers from Headquarters and HeadquartersArea IV Public Affairs Office Detachment, Area IV Support Activity, spent several days at the Camp Walker Main Exchange soliciting donations. CAMP HENRY – When one Area IV Soldier Tartt even led Soldiers to Camps Carroll and Hialeah toattended her basic non-commissioned officers course ensure residents there got the chance to participate.this spring, she realized that nearly all of her classmates “I think it will bring morale up over there,” saidhad served in either Afghanistan or Iraq. Upon learning Spc. Brandon Hildreth,” who was serving a shift atabout the hardships Soldiers encounter in the desert, the Post Exchange. “It is good for the Soldiers to knowshe decided to do something to lift their spirits, that people care about them.”particularly over the holiday season. Those who would like to donate a phone card to a Staff Sgt. Madonna Tartt, platoon sergeant for Soldier serving in Iraq of Afghanistan, can contactHeadquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Area IV PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAM Tartt directly by calling 768-6792, or, 768-6791.Support Activity, has mobilized Soldiers from the unit (From Left) Staff Sgt. Madonna Tartt and Spc. Brandon Hildreth, Donations will be accepted until Nov. 11. The cardsto help solicit donations for phone calling cards to be both from Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Area will be shipped shortly thereafter.sent to Soldiers serving in Southwest Asia. IV Support Activity, look on as Faye Hobson, a teacher from Although the unit has fewer than 30 members, the “When having casual talks with my classmates Pusan American School, fills out a greeting card for Soldiers in project could have a big impact.about how it was over there, the thing that kept coming Iraq Saturday at the Camp Walker Main Exchange. “It has been awesome. I didn’t expect this muchup over an over again was having the ability to call support,” Tartt said. “The community has reallyhome,” Tartt said. “Since not all of the units have to accompany the easy to mail calling cards. Chester responded and everybody in the unit is contributing tosatellite phones, it is more difficult for some soldiers Hires, exchange business manager for the Army & Air make this successful.”to make calls to their friends and family.” Force Exchange Service Southern Exchange, Officials are impressed with the effort as well. Her classmates explained that the Soldiers in the contacted a source at American Greetings Cards “(Staff) Sergeant Tartt has shown remarkabledesert appreciate the care packages they receive and headquarted in Cleveland and the company donated initiative in seeing a need,” said Capt. Matthewthat comfort items are always welcome but there is 1,000 holiday cards to help support the project. Bowman, detachment commander. “Besides getting anothing quite like the comfort of a loved one’s voice. “This is great because my husband is over there,” calling card, the Soldiers will also see that otherSure she was onto something, Tartt began to formulate said Faye Hobson, a teacher at Pusan American School soldiers, civilians and families are thinking of themher plan. In order to make the gifts even more who was filling out a greeting card to accompany the and wishing them the best during the holiday season.”meaningful, especially with the holiday season coming calling card she donated. “It is exciting for them toup, Tartt sought a source for affordable greetings cards receive things from people back home.” E-mail Down and Dirty Daegu town hall meeting slated A Town Hall Meeting for Daegu area families will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Walker Chapel Activities Center. Discussion topics will include family housing, force protection and volunteerism. This is the forum to ask questions of Col. Donald J. Hendrix, Area IV Support Activity Commander, and his staff. Brig. Gen. Timothy McHale, commanding general of the 19th Theater Support Command, will also attend. Additional town hall meetings will be held in the near future for other communities and residents in Area IV covering these and other topics. Mayororal elections under way in Daegu Mayoral elections for Camps Walker and George are currently taking place until Nov. 15. Candidates and voters must be residents of their respective installations, and 18 years of age or older. Ballots and ballot boxes are located at the Area IV Army PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAM Community Service on Camp Henry, Post Exchange and commissary on Camp Pfc. Gregory Robertson (left) and Pfc. Franz Jones, both from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 20th Support Group on Camp Walker, and Taegu American School on Henry, get down and dirty as they pull weeds during the Daegu Enclave Fall Clean-Up Oct. 28. The annual clean-up held Oct. 25-29, is Camp George. For more information, call intended to spruce up unit, activity and troop billet areas and housing areas at Camps Walker, Henry and George. Cindy Bisacre at 768-7232.
  • Nov. 5, 200426 Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly NEWS & NOTES TAS Book Fair Carroll slugger represents Army Taegu American School is hosting a “Read, White and Blue” book fair 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday Softball standout through Nov. 12 (excluding Nov. 11). The event will feature books and educational products also played for including computer software from more than 150 publishers. There will be a family event 6 p.m. Monday featuring refreshment s and door prizes. All-Armed Forces For more information, call Michaela Cannon at 475-6715. team seven times CAMP HENRY – Being selected to Quartermaster Ball join the All-Army team to represent The 3rd Annual Association of Quartermasters – one’s service in any sport is a an Busan Chapter Quartermaster Ball will be held 6 achievement and honor, let alone being p.m. Nov. 12 at the Paradise Hotel in Busan. Cost a part of the All-Armed Forces team, is $35 per person. For more information, call 2nd participating in international Lt. Erin Meyer at 763-7881. competitions representing the entire U.S. military. Commissar y Schedule A Soldier from Area IV, Staff Sgt. All Area IV commissaries, including Daegu, Camp Dexter Avery from 229th Signal Carroll, Busan and Chinhae, will be open Thursday. Company, 307th Signal Battalion at The commissaries will also be open Nov. 22 for Camp Carroll, was selected to play on early Thanksgiving shopping and closed Nov. 26 this year’s All-Army softball team and and 27. Be sure to check your commissary for was later selected for the All-Armed operational hours. Forces team. This wasn’t the first year Avery Carroll Fuel Point Closure played for those teams; it was his The Camp Carroll fuel point will be closed seventh appearance on both teams since Thursday, Nov. 12 and Nov. 25. The closures will 1997. not affect military vehicles with fuel keys. Contact “I really love having chances to play staff duty personnel at 765-7145 or the with the best of the Army and the best Transportation Motor Pool dispatch office at 765- of all services,” Avery said. “I enjoy 8522 or 8319. In addition, issuance of fuel into a playing the game and I like playing for portable container for a privately owned vehicle the Army.” will be limited to one five-gallon container, per Avery, a left fielder, played an day, per person. For more information, call Staff important role in the recent success of Sgt. Willie Harden at 765-8551 or 8114, or Sgt. All-Army men’s softball team at the All- 1st Class Dennis Gayles at 765-7804. Armed Forces championship. The All- Army team won the title in 2001 and Camp Carroll Drivers 2003 and was the silver medal winner Testing Station Closure in 2002. The Camp Carroll Drivers Testing station will be In this year ’s Armed Forces P HOTO BYC WHIEFO J W ARRANT FFICER OHN ATTS closed on Thursday, Nov. 12 and Nov. 25. For championship, the All-Army team took more information, call Ku Sung-on at 765-8117. Staff Sgt. Dexter Avery gets ready to take a swing during batting practice as a member of the second place after losing to archrival 2001 All-Army team. The team won the All-Armed Forces championship that year. Air Force in the final game, where Avery Fund Raising Opportunity hit a three-run homer to give Army its said on his pursuit for a chance to play but an excellent athlete and a cordial The Taegu Spouses Association is offering an only lead early in the game. in a Division-I program. “After a individual. opportunity for approved organizations to raise “We had a lot of first-year players on semester there, I transferred to “He has a wonderful personality, and money by wrapping gifts at the Camp Walker Post the team this year,” Avery said. “They Columbus State University (Columbus, an amazing athletic ability,” said Melvin Exchange in December. The money raised will be did real well and stepped up quite a bit in Ga.) and finished my college career Gaither, who has known Avery for five returned to the organizations. Family Readiness the absence of veteran players. Finishing there.” years. “He is one of the best softball Groups will have priority. Applications are available second was very good for this team. If After he graduated college, Avery was players you will see. He bats well, has at the Apple Tree. For more information, call we had a couple more key players, we picked up by the developmental squad an excellent arm and exceptional speed Jaime Dixon at 768-7810. would have won the gold medal.” of Cleveland Indians, a Major League for his size.” Avery, a native of Baseball team, and Avery spends much of his downtime Consular and Immigration Monticello, Ga., “He is one of the best played there for three playing sports, but when he is not out Ser vices in Busan started playing hitting the diamond, the gridiron or the U.S. Embassy officers will be in Busan in the softball players you months. baseball when he was “I didn’t get much hardwood, he likes to relax. American Corner at Busan Metropolitan Simin in high school. will see. He ... has an playing time,” Avery “When I get some time off, I watch Library 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22-23 to provide However, baseball excellent arm and said. “But it was a a movie and relax,” he said. consular services. American citizens who wish to wasn’t the only sport Avery was selected to play on the All- file applications or get more information about exceptional speed for good experience.” that he excelled in. He converted from Army team along with two other passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, “I played basketball his size.” Melvin Gaither baseball to softball Soldiers from Korea, and he was the only Federal Benefits, voting information and notarials, and football along with after joining the Army Army player to be selected from the may come in during this time. For more baseball in high peninsula to take part in this year’s All- in 1992. information, check out their website at school,” Avery said. “I even received a “I started to concentrate on softball, Armed Forces men’s softball team. The scholarship to play basketball in college.” because softball it puts less strain on my All-Armed Forces team participated in After high school, he went on to body than any other sports that I play,” the Amateur Softball Association of Travel During Cur few Curfew continue his athletic career at Patrick Avery said. “But that doesn’t mean I America Men’s Major Slow Pitch Travel between installations and to/from residence/ Henry State Junior College in stopped playing other sports. I still play National Championship held Sept. 16- workplace during curfew hours is authorized for Monroeville, Ala. After one year he basketball and football, and I still have 19 at Sanford, Fla. The team finished all U.S. servicemembers and civilian workforce transferred to Florida State University the same love and passion for all three fifth out of eight teams in the double- according to Paragraph 3 d. (4) of USFK in Tallahassee, Fla. elimination tournament. sports.” Fragmentary Order #05-01 (Updated Force “Things didn’t really work out for According to people around him, Protection Enhancements). me at Florida State (University),” Avery Avery is not only a good softball player, E-mail
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV Nov. 5, 2004 27Daegu’s 32nd KSC Company tests mobilization effectiveness with musterBy Cpl. Oh Dong-keun Pak and Kim were pleased with howArea IV Public Affairs Office the exercise went. “I was very satisfied with how the CAMP HENRY – To ensure its mobilees answered the call,” Pak said.mobilization process works well in “This exercise was an unannouncedcase of contingency and to provide mobilization exercise, but the mobileestraining to mobilees, the 32nd Korean reacted very well and all 220 of themService Corps Company conducted its reported in time.”biannual Category II muster exercise “I think the entire exercise went prettyfor skilled workers Oct. 28 at smoothly,” said Kim. “The in-processingBongdeok Elementary School near stations did really well in taking care ofCamp Walker. all the administrative details in the limited “The KSC categorizes the mobilees time frame.”into three different categories The Korean Service Corps Battaliondepending on their skill levels,” said is a part of the 8th U.S. Army, and isPak Chan-u, commander, 32nd Korean structured as a paramilitary unit, althoughService Corps Company. “Category II its members are not technically Soldiers.mobilees are people who have specialty The battalion, headquartered at Campskills, such as heavy equipment PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAM Kim in Seoul, has 15 companies spreadoperators, carpenters, interpreters and Kim Tae-won, 32nd Korean Service Corps Company, presents a class on the use and maintenance throughout the peninsula. They conductexplosive experts. We have more than of the M-40 protective mask during the unit’s biannual muster exercise Oct. 28 at Bongdeok a wide variety of base operations and6,000 category II mobilees in the area Elementary School near Camp Walker. More than 200 mobilees participated in the exercise. mission support, service andand we called up 220 of them for the maintenance functions during armistice.exercise.” mobilization specialist and operation “Several officers from the ministry In addition to their support for U.S. In order to meet the requirements the officer for Daegu Mobilization Station, and the Nam-gu district office Army operations in Korea duringArmy’s wartime missions, the KSC can the purpose of the exercise was to representing the city of Daegu, peacetime, the Korean Service Corps,mobilize more than 30,000 members in check the mobilees’ reporting rate, including the mayor of Nam-gu district which was established during the Koreana contingency. The Republic of Korea validate the effectiveness of the attended the exercise,” Pak said. War, conducts combat support andMinistry of Government Administration mobilization plan, verify the “Their interest and support are combat service support functions inand Home Affairs selects the mobilees mobilization station’s readiness for in- absolutely key to our contingency areas such as transportation,based on the needs of the KSC. Upon processing the mobilees, and to check operation supporting the U.S. forces. construction, maintenance and others inactivation, mobilees serve as reserve the mobilization management system Our wartime missions will not be case of war.forces for six months to a year. and the coordination between the Corps completed without their support in According to Kim Bo-sung, and Korean supporting agencies. mobilization process.” E-mail
  • Area IV Nov.5, 200428 The Morning Calm WeeklyArmy streamlining installations to aid war effortBy Michael Norris “If you build a square foot, you have to take down a families and installations.Army News Service square foot.” Old structures can be “money drains,” “It’s also a win for local communities,” he he added. emphasized, explaining how many sub-contracts go WASHINGTON – The Army has taken 165,000 Whitaker explained the success of programs to the local labor force.acres off its inventory in the past year, and a senior permitting Army facilities that have become outmoded Armbruster said 1,800 new housing units had beenofficial called this a “monumental achievement.” because of increasing urbanization to trade properties built with private partnerships at Forts Hood, Lewis, “There is a huge effort to get excess real estate off the so hampered training maneuvers could continue. For Carson and Meade under the pilot program, a figuregovernment rolls,” said Joseph Whitaker, deputy assistant instance, there have been fewer flyovers at some he said was beyond the 800 structures built by thesecretary of the Army for installations and housing. facilities because of encroaching suburbanization. Army itself over the last 20 years. Whitaker was one of eight senior Defense leaders Property swaps worked out with the private sector “Ninety-two percent of Army housing will begathered Oct. 25 for a forum at the Association of the contribute to readiness, he said. privatized,” Lust said, adding the remaining 8 percentU.S. Army annual meeting titled “Our Installations “We must meet the needs of the present without are unfeasible for development because of location.Supporting the War: Relevant and Ready.” compromising the needs of the future,” Fatz said when The Army Installation Management Agency is trying Panel leader Geoffrey G. Prosch, the principal deputy he next took the podium. “It’s not only about taking to instill a common level of support for the troops,assistant secretary of the Army for installations and care of today’s Soldiers, but also tomorrow’s Johnson said, by providing for consistency andenvironment, introduced the panel, also composed of: Soldiers.” predictability in service delivery across Army! Raymond F. DuBois, deputy undersecretary of Fatz said the Army has a better record as steward installations worldwide. He said he had identified 54Defense for installations and environment; of the environment than is commonly recognized, and services in determining how to provide for equitable! Raymond Fatz, deputy assistant secretary of the that it needed to better publicize its efforts. funding distribution.Army for environment, safety and occupational health; He cited diverting wastewater to irrigate golf courses Quoting the Army chief of staff, Johnson said, “The! William Armbruster, deputy assistant secretary of at Fort Carson and the Army’s use of clean vehicle Army is like a car rolling down the road as you tinkerthe Army for privatization and partnerships; technology for transportation shuttles in Fayetteville with the engine. That’s where we are today.”! Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, commander of the U.S. Army as two examples. “Combat power begins at home,” said DuBois, “WeCorps of Engineers; The upshot, Fatz said, is the Army “wants to build need to stay focused on that as we continue with the! Maj. Gen. Larry Lust, Army assistant chief of staff partnerships with the community that strengthen the war on terrorism and get ready for the next phase offor installation management; military.” the [Base Realignment and Closure Act].! Maj. Gen. Ronald L. Johnson, director of the Army’s “The Army is changing the way it’s doing business Ultimately, he said, the realignments will provideInstallation Management Agency. and doing it while we are at war,” said Armbruster. better training, equipment and Soldiers by reallocating Whitaker led off, citing statistics from the Army “We’re restructuring our overseas footprint and resources. “It not only saves tax money, it saves lives,”Installation Status Report 2004, which was described following the resident and secretary of defense’s lead. he a “report card” for measuring installation readiness. We’re utilizing best business practices while “Some people said because of 9/11, transformationEfficiencies that contribute to readiness include working with the commercial sector.” had to be put on the back burner,” DuBois said.disposing of surplus assets, he said. He said partnering with the private sector in family “Secretary [of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld has said it To ensure infrastructure is well utilized, he said, housing had “a great return for taxpayers, Army has made it an even more urgent priority.”