The Peninsula-Wide News PublicationVolume 3, Issue 6 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA Nov. 12, 2004 NFL fans Water company cheer for quenches USFK’s Climbing Soldiers thirst Seoraksan Page 18 Page 3 Page 16Biometrics help to identify potential foesBy Donna Miles could take weeks — can now be done withinAmerican Forces Press Service hours, and sometimes almost instantaneously, said Thomas Gandy, director of the Army’s WASHINGTON — You can change your Counterintelligence, Human Intelligence,name and appearance. You can get phony Disclosure and Security Directorate.documents that back up your alias. But it’s The Defense Department is collecting thesenearly impossible to escape the personal characteristics — beginning with fingerprintssignature left by your fingerprints. — and entering them into a huge database of The same science that’s been helping identify known and suspected terrorists. In the longcriminals for more than 100 years is now term, it’s expected to evolve into a system thathelping identify enemies of the United States identifies people through a full range ofin the war on terrorism, defense officials told biometric characteristics.the American Forces Press Service. The new Automated Biometric “Biometrics,” the modern-day term for this Identification System, being built by Lockheedscience, involves physical and behavioral Martin, will consolidate, store and search allcharacteristics that identify a person, explained fingerprint data collected by DoD, eventuallyJohn Woodward Jr., director of the Defense expanding to include other biometric factors,Department’s Biometrics Management Office. explained Gandy. Staff at the DoD Biometric While fingerprints are the longest-used and Fusion Center in Clarksburg, W.Va., willmost-recognized example of biometrics, others manage the system. The new system, to be patterned after theinclude a person’s facial features, iris FBI’s database, will offer something Gandyrecognition, hand measurements, voice, even said the current Biometric Automated Toolsetgait, Woodward said. PHOTO BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN in use by the military since the early 1990s Thanks to computer technology, coming doesn’t: full compatibility with other U.S. Biometrics is already a part of many servicemembers’ lives. Fingerprints areup with positive matches using these factors one of the many characteristics that can identify a person. Prints are stored in— once a painstaking manual process that See “Biometrics” on Page 4 military identification cards. Slipping away Conference Center opens at Yongsan Main Post Club By Sua Jun Area II MWR Marketing YONGSAN — Soldiers, civilians, retirees and other members of the Area II community now have a top-class training room and conference center available in the Main Post Club Underground, thanks to a $193,000 makeover. Richard Shuman, manager of the Main Post Club, said the facility was not used to its potential during daytime operations and he saw an opportunity. “Since there is limited meeting and training space, I suggested the use of the Underground as a training, conference and banquet center during daytime hours,” Shuman said. Renovations began in August, and took more than two months to complete. Priority was placed on making the room lighter and brighter with new paint and carpet as well as the installation of PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAM additional lighting. Brian Vassalli, Company A, 527th Military Intelligence Battalion, tries to get away from Sidney Price, Headquarters and Heaquarters Shuman said the facility could maximize daytime Detachment, 36th Signal Battalion during the final match of the 8th U.S. Army flag football championship Saturday at Camp operations and increase profits. Walker’s Kelly Field. Company A, 527th Military Intelligence Battalion won the game 20-18 to take home the championship Changes offered a friendly ambiance for dinner, trophy. A total of eight teams, the best two teams from each area, participated in a double-elimination tournament that lasted for three days. See “Open” on Page 3
2 Nov. 12, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MP Blotter New dangers with post-dated checks The following entries were excerpted By Sandy Goss Checks to be like debit cards everyone complains about, includingfrom the past several weeks military IMA-Northeast Region A new law went into effect on Oct. bounced check charges) will providepolice blotters. These entries may be 28, called “Check 21.” You can learn a potential windfall of additionalincomplete and do not determine the Have you ever written a post-dated about “Check 21” in exhausting detail “profits” because a lot of people willguilt or innocence of any person. check? elsewhere, but in essence, the law continue to try and post-date checks! Two Soldiers were involved in a verbal altercation Unless you are Donald Trump or Bill effectively changes our paper checks into or write them based upon what usedwhich turned physical when one Soldier, brandishing a Gates you probably have. debit cards. While the banks don’t have to be the mechanical, time-consumingknife, lunged at the other Soldier and stabbed him in the Most of us have mortgages or rent to, they can cash the check as soon as it check processing practices of yearsstomach. The injured Soldier was transported to an urgent payments due on the first of the month. is presented for payment (don’t tell me gone by.care facility and then evacuated to a hospital where he Just last month you might have written that the payable date precludes this, It will take these people some timeunderwent emergency surgery for a laceration to the your check on the 25th and dated it for checks are cashed early all the time.) If to adjust – which must be viewed asabdomen and a collapsed lung. The first Soldier was the 1st before slipping it in the mail to the the money isn’t in your account, when a potential revenue stream for theapprehended and waived his legal rights, then rendered a bank. You wanted to ensure your check you actually write the check, the instant banks and a potential financial disastersworn statement admitting to stabbing the second Soldier arrived on time and since your Army the check is presented for payment, it may for the unwary. (While the mechanicswith his multi-use pocket tool in the stomach during paycheck hits the bank on the 30th, there’s bounce. It won’t matter if it’s for the of processing checks will change –an altercation in the barracks. The second Soldier was no problem, right? Wrong. mortgage or baby formula, your NSF the actual paper checks will never bein stable condition, but could not be questioned. check is returned. A $30 bounced check returned to your bank – the electronicInvestigation continues by USACIDC. New policy to eliminate leeway fee from the bank and another $30 from copies of the ‘cancelled’ checks will A young Soldier’s spouse tries to make the mortgage company or commissary be kept for proof of payment.)! Military police recently investigated a curfew violation, it to payday but all the milk for the baby is ... then a “Late Mortgage Payment” goes As leaders we must ensure that ourfailure to provide identification and resisting apprehension. gone so the parent goes to the commissary into your financial history, yada, yada, Soldiers and civilians know that theA Soldier was observed at an off-post bar during curfew and does what generations of folks have yada.... Army is not the only institutionhours. The Soldier was approached by Korean National frequently done, write a check based upon Bottom Line Up Front: You can’t “float” undergoing massive transformationPolice and identified as a U.S. servicemember. The Soldier their “pay coming in tomorrow.” It used or “post-date” checks anymore. If you and restructuring. The entire financialfled the club and was pursued by MPs. The Soldier tripped to be they could get away with this, but do, it may cost you hundreds of dollars. industry is changing as well and weand fell about 50 feet from the entrance of the club, and after Oct. 28, they’re going to get need to exhaust all available efforts towas apprehended after an attempt to resist arrest. He was whacked - because the money will be Failure to adjust means paying ensure that the hard-earned wages oftransported to the provost marshal office, where he electronically removed from the bank The advent of the technical ability to our Soldiers are not squandered onwas further processed and released to his unit. account as soon as the check is presented instantaneously cash a check, coupled bounced check charges. for payment. If the funds are not there, with the ever increasing pressure facing We must ensure our Soldiers! Two Soldiers were involved in a verbal altercation the check will be ‘returned’ NSF – with banks to maximize profits (which come know this: your check is now a debitwhich turned physical when one Soldier struck the second the associated fees. from all those nickel and dime fees card.Soldier in the face with a closed fist and the secondSoldier struck back with a beer bottle to the first Soldiers Morning Calm Weekly Soundoff:head. The first Soldier was transported by ambulance tothe troop medical command, where he was treated by on-duty medical personnel and released. The second Soldier Winter? How have you prepared for Winter?was apprehended and transported to the provost marshaloffice, where he was processed and released to his unit.The second Soldier waived his legal rights and rendered asworn statement admitting to the incident. The first Soldieralso waived his legal rights and rendered a swornstatement stating he did not recall the incident. Court MartialUnited States v. Gamble “I don’t prepare for “I try not to wear “Get some winter “I went shopping forA panel of officers and senior noncommissioned officers the winter. When it Gore-tex or polypros clothes and eat some winter clothes” — Pfc.sitting as a general court-martial tried a Soldier Oct. comes, it comes.” until it gets really fatty foods.” Matt Creed, Headquarters and27-28, from 305th Quartermaster Company, 498th — Dean Wilson, Directorate of cold outside” — Spc. — Spc. James Hesterman, Headquarters Company, 2ndCombat Support Battalion for aggravated assault with a Infantry Division. Plans, Training, Mobilization and Erica Torres, Headquarters and Headquarters and Headquartersknife by intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm Headquarters Company, 2nd Company, 20th Support Group, Safety, Area IV Support Activity,on another Soldier. The panel found Pfc. Melvin L. Camp Henry Infantry Division. Camp HenryGamble not guilty. Gamble argued that he acted inself-defense after being assaulted. 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 A. 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. 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The Morning Calm Weekly Koreawide Nov. 12, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 3NEWS & NOTES Korean water company quenches USFK’s thirst Girl Scouts Registration By Mary B. Grimes Chief, Command Information, American Forces Korea-NetworkGirl Scouts Overseas - Seoul is nowregistering. Troop meetings will begin soon. CHOLWON — Diamond Pure Water.Those who are interested in being a Girl Scout It isn’t Army issued, but practically everythis year or an adult volunteer, or would like member of United States Forces Korea,more information, should contact Trudy Heard has thirsted for this jewel at one time orat 6355-5060 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Stacked on mopeds, hauled on trucks, and carried in backpacks, the blue and Laundr y Closed white label is somewhat of an icon aroundYongsan’s Quartermaster Laundry will be U.S. military installations across theclosed today for the Korean Employees Union peninsula, and small wonder. Diamondfoundation day. The laundry will reopen Pure Water Company is the official waterSaturday for individual laundry items and supplier to U.S. Forces Korea, and has been serving USFK for more than 25Monday for organizational items. years. Tucked away in the mountains in Scholarships for Militar y Cholwon-kun, Kangwon-Do, the Children Diamond plant is located near theThe Defense Commissary Agency’s annual Demilitarized Zone. A facility of modestScholarships for Military Children program size, the plant is comprised of a staff ofis now accepting applications for the 2005 50 employees and technicians whoseprogram. Applications can be found at base knowledge of water treatment is as diversecommissaries or on-line at http:// as the customer’s they serve.www.militaryscholar.org. They must be According to Diamond’s Military Salesreturned to the commissary by Feb. 16. and Promotions Manager, Yi Yun, “OnOne $1,500 scholarship will be awarded at average, our employees have been oneach commissary location with eligible staff for about ten years. They realize theapplicants. importance of the work they do, and to say that they take their work seriously, is an understatement. A keen eye, and Post Offices Updates attention to detail are just two elements!Post offices will remain open on U.S. central to the success of the waterForces Korea training holidays. Officials said treatment and purification process.” PHOTO BY MARY B. GRIMESfor mailing convenience, Army Post Offices The crew’s day begins at 8:30 a.m., A worker at the Diamond Pure Water Company checks for the sterilization of water bottles at awill be open today and Nov. 26. Contact with each technician going through a water distribution plant at Cholwon.the local post office for hours of operation. thorough decontamination process before!The deadline for holiday mailing for first- they are permitted on the plant floor. Once motor-pools, and living quarters Cholwon plant will have cleaned,class letters and cards sent to the United at their respective stations, the water throughout USFK, requires dire processed, and filled more than 6,000States is Dec. 11. For packages, officials treatment procedure begins with pressure concentration. Yi said that in addition to bottles with Diamond pure water, andrecommend mailing before Dec. 4. pumps drawing water from wells, then bottles being physically inspected for packaged some 4,000 cases of the thirst!The deadline for holiday mailing for first- ushering raw water into storage tanks. impurities, the technicians also must be quencher—which will be made readilyclass letters and cards sent to Army Post “The water purification process on alert for the possible presence of any available at any USFK food facility orOffices in Europe is Dec. 4. For packages, basically entails making certain water is foreign substance or odors. AAFES exchange on the peninsula.officials recommend mailing before Nov. free of any type of impurities, such as “There is a 14-step cleaning and Stating that the process of water27. micro-organisms or contaminants,” said sterilization process that the bottles go treatment and production can be a Yi. through, before they reach that final profoundly delicate and challenging task,For more information, visit an Army Post He added, “The process is one that cleaning process that requires running Yi said that Diamond remains asOffice. contains many steps, and these steps are filtered cleaning water through the empty committed to providing USFK and its initiated based on the kind of impurities bottles. Prior to that, however, we have a family members the best possible service All About Kimchi that may be found in the water.” fairly simple rotary cleaning device that today, as it did when it first began nearlyThe 2004 Kimchi Expo International Festival Finding these impurities, and focusing uses hot water, and a washer to clean the three decades ago.will be held 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today- on the sterilization of the bottles that will bottles inside and out,” Yi explained.Sunday, at the Agro-trade Center Building eventually be filled and shipped, to offices, At the end of the day, the staff at the E-mail Mary.B.Grimes@us.army.milin Yangjae-dong. The U.S. Department ofDefense, Department of State, DoDDS from Page 1personnel and family members are invited Moving in Open theaters, lectures, and training sessions, said MWRto this culinary event to learn about to make officials. The relocation of the disc jockey stand to thekimchi, its history, it’s cultural significance, rear of the room provides a better perspective of livehealth value, and to sample various kimchi entertainment and the stage for controlling sound, lightproducts and recipes. Admission is free. and video presentations. In addition, the facelift includedFor more information, call 723-4685, or e- remodeling the men’s and women’s restrooms.mail email@example.com. Furthermore, the Underground designed a separate coat rack to secure personal belongings with greater security. Estate Claim “We have always had a coat room, but now it isAny individual with claims against the estate of professionally designed and constructed to operate with PHOTO GALEN PUTNAMPvt. Micheal A. Kidane should contact Capt. BY more efficiency, security and includes greater storage Workers carry furniture into the new barracks scheduled to openSean Wood at 736-7809. soon on Camp Henry. The $9.5 million four-story structure will house capacity if necessary,” Shuman said. Shuman said he is very impressed with the changes 200 junior-enlisted Soldiers in double rooms and 16 non- Morning Calm Submissions and expects to see the room used more in the future. For commissioned officers in single rooms. The “Two Plus Two” Modified more information on how one can reserve the room forSend submissions for the Morning Calm Weekly Module rooms offer 200 square feet of living space, latrine area and any training or conferences, call 723-5678.to firstname.lastname@example.org or built-in closet space. The building also features all new furnishings,call 738-3355. including the piles of mattresses seen in the background. JunSP@korea.army.mil
4 Nov. 12, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Koreawide The Morning Calm WeeklyBiometrics from Page 1government databases, including the presumed 20th hijacker in the plans forFBI’s library of 48 million fingerprints. the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Last February, DoD took a major Kahtani didn’t initially disclose hisstep toward this goal by requiring all identity when he was taken into custodymilitary units taking electronic at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba—fingerprints from detainees, enemy but his fingerprints did. U.S. officialscombatants and other foreign “persons came up with a positive match whenof interest” in the war on terror to they compared the fingerprints takenensure they comply with FBI standards, in Southwest Asia with those takenthe accepted international standard. when he was denied entry into the In his memo directing the change, United States in August 2001.John Stenbit, DoD’s chief information Woodward called biometricofficer, called this new standardization information being collected about ADand interoperability “key tenants of detainees and enemy combatants “asuccess” in fighting the global war on national homeland security resource”terror. The new interoperability will that can save lives on the battlefield asgive U.S. forces “a powerful offensive well as in the United States.capability,” he wrote. The Department of Homeland Woodward said fingerprints Security began using biometrics lastcollected by U.S. troops can now be summer to screen visa applicantsreadily compared against those in the attempting to enter the United States.FBI’s database, tens of millions of Under the US- VISIT program,fingerprint records in other U.S. applicants must submit fingerprints andgovernment databases, and those in facial photographs.searchable databases of U.S. allies. “This gives us a way to vet people This will give U.S. forces valuable who want to come to the United States,”information as they deal with suspicious Woodward said. “We can search that GOESpeople on the battlefield, Woodward information to see if this person hassaid. “Has that person been a detainee been a detainee.”before? Has that person been arrested Woodward said “the appetite forin the United States or any of its allied more and better biometrics for ancountries?” And just as importantly, he ever-wider string of operations issaid, “Can this person be tied to other large.”incidents?” Visionaries at the Biometrics “Our requirement is a lot like the one Management Office foresee a daythat developed in the late 19th century when troops will have rugged devicesin the criminal justice system,” said so compact they fit into a backpack,Woodward. “If U.S. forces encounter but powerful enough to give thema person, they want to be able to link what Woodward calls “identitythat person to previous identities or dominance” in a wide range of HEREactivities such as previous terrorist situations.acts.” “When you’re dealing with While DoD builds its new Automated someone on a foreign battlefield, youBiometric Identification System, it’s want to know who you’re dealingalready finding that biometrics is paying with,” he said. This applies whereveroff in the war on terror. U.S. forces operate, he said, from Fingerprints collected by U.S. military checkpoints to the high seas,troops and other government operatives as U.S. forces conduct maritimein Iraq and Afghanistan are helping put interdiction operations. “People wantnames and faces to insurgent activities to know if there’s anybody on thisand identify released detainees who who we may have to be wary ofhave returned to terrorist activity. because of a terrorist or criminal Lynn Schnurr, director of connection?” Woodward said.information management for the Down the road, biometrics couldArmy’s intelligence directorate, told the give U.S. forces capabilities nowPentagon press corps last August about conceived of only in comic booksa dramatic example of biometric- and superhero films.systems contributions to the battlefield. Sitting at a dinner table, a Coalition forces briefly detained an servicemember could secretly snapIraqi man in September 2003, releasing photos of the other guests at the table,him after taking his fingerprints and beam them to a distant database, andentering them into the Biometric get a positive identification beforeAutomated Toolset database, Schnurr getting to the dessert course. Flyingexplained. over a riot scene, a helicopter could Last July, soldiers detained the same positively identify a known terrorist,man — although he looked dramatically and then swoop down to make andifferent than he had 10 months earlier arrest.and used a different name — under “If you could field that kind ofsuspicious circumstances. A positive capability yesterday, it would not befingerprint match confirmed he was the soon enough,” Gandy said.same man and quickly tied him to the Woodward acknowledged thatearlier incident despite his denials, biometrics is “new ground in a lot ofSchnurr said. ways” but said DoD is making big In another good news story, strides. “It’s beyond just a potentialfingerprints are credited with capability. It’s a real capability,” heidentifying Mohamed al-Kahtani, the said.
Nov. 12, 2004 Nov. Page 5Division addresses misuse of official vehiclesBy Pfc. JeNell Mattair concerning DoD owned or leased motor2nd Infantry DivisionPublic Affairs vehicles. The directive further states the unauthorized or willful misuse of a DoD CAMP RED CLOUD — motor vehicle shall be cause forGovernment vehicles, like all disciplinary action.government resources, are authorized Not only is using a governmentfor official purposes only. Conducting vehicle for private purposes wrong, saidpersonal errands like driving to the post Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Murrah,exchange or Headquarters andcommissary is Headquarters Company,considered “Misusing government Area I, but it underminesmisuse. vehicles is wrong.” the mission. Government “With the low amount - Capt. Joshua Bergervehicles are of vehicles and the highonly supposed mileage, it adds (undue)to be used for military purposes and not wear and tear,” he said.for personal use, said Sgt. Shawn Rine, “If you are using the vehicle forHeadquarters and Headquarters personal use there is a greater chance itCompany, 2nd Infantry Division. (will) not to be mission capable,” Rine “Misusing government vehicles is said.wrong for a few reasons,” said Capt. If a Soldier requests a vehicle andJoshua Berger, 2nd Infantry Division plans to use it for personal reasons, itstaff judge advocate’s office. “First, the may be the only one the transportationbasic principle is that we should use motor pool has, said Sgt. 1st Class IvanArmy money for the Army’s mission, Lagaras, Headquarters and Headquartersand not for personal gain. Also, the Company, Area I. Someone else mayAmerican taxpayers have a special trust need it for official duty. In that case,in us as public servants not to use the the Soldier is impeding the mission byresources that their tax dollars taking it from someone who needs it.purchased in a wasteful or unauthorized Transportation should be essential tomanner.” the successful completion of a military Department of Defense directives PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY PFC. JENELL MATTAIRoutline authorities and responsibilities See “Misuse” on Page 8 Soldiers risk punishment when they use government vehicles for personal purposes.Conference gives hope to Army ideas ROK assumes JSA security responsibilitiesRepresentatives labor over 2004 movement to improve the quality of life, not only for the Army but for the entire military,” said Joseph Gall,Area I Army Family Action Plan Area I Family Action Plan coordinator. “And it’s not 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs OfficeConference recommendations just local – some local issues can improve the quality of life globally.” CAMP BONIFAS — Republic of Korea Soldiers Fifty delegates volunteered to attend the two-day took full responsibility for security at the JointBy Pfc. Stephanie Pearson conference, Gall explained. Security Area from the United States in a ceremonyArea I Public Affairs Office “They can be Soldiers, civilians and retirees,” he said. here Nov. 1. “At this conference, we had delegates ranging from a Like all other forces in the Demilitarized Zone, CAMP CASEY — Fifty Area I Soldiers and they come under the supervision of the Unitedcivilians got the chance to raise quality-of-life issues private to a first sergeant; from a lieutenant all the way Nations Command.they would like to see improved at the 2004 Army to a full-bird colonel. We had a retiree, we had Koreans, “I believe this is a positive change,” said Lt.Family Action Plan Conference Nov. 4-5. we had command-sponsored dependents and Col. Paul Snyder, UNC Security Battalion “The AFAP conference started off as a grass-roots noncommand-sponsored dependents. They come commander. “Soldiers from this area have always together in work groups and talk worked together with ROK Army Soldiers, which about issues that affect their quality has strengthened the ROK and U.S. alliance.” of life.” The JSA has long been a U.S. Army assignment The first day, delegates were where a chosen few American Soldiers work all divided into five work groups of hours of the day, 365 days a year. 10 people each. Each group was The handover of the JSA included the handover assigned a topic to brainstorm; this of Camps Bonifas and Liberty Bell into ROK Army year’s topics were force support hands. and entitlements; Morale, Welfare Camp Bonifas will continue to base a small and Recreation and entertainment; contingent of the U.S. UNCSB-JSA members and medical and dental; housing and UNC Military Armistice Commission. relocation; and education and Throughout the alliance of ROK and U.S. forces, community services. the demilitarized zone has been guarded by both, “Issues come in throughout the with the ROK Army taking over most of the year,” Gall said. “We have an AFAP Demilitarized Zone in 1991. issue sheet that people submit. If “The UNCSB-JSA has always been a joint task you have an issue that’s burning force,” said Col. Shim Dong-hyun, ROK P M HOTO BY C ANNY HAPA in your heart, go to your Army commander at the JSA. “The Soldiers here areA Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers representative leads ready to face any challenges together.”a discussion Nov. 4 at the Area I Army Family Action Plan Conference. See “Conference” on Page 8
6 Nov. 12, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area I The Morning Calm Weekly NEWS & NOTES Tae Kwon Do tourney draws best Thrif t Savings Plan Thrift Area I Public Affairs Office Civilian and military employees can sign up for, or change, their Thrift Savings Plan contribution CAMP CASEY — The 2004 amounts during the open season, now through Warrior Invitational Taekwondo Dec. 31. For more information, visit www.dfas.mil. Tournament drew fighters from across Area I and II to the Carey Holiday Project Physical Fitness Center Nov. 6. Area I Army Community Service is conducting the In the first bout for the black belt, Annual Holiday Project now through Dec. 15. The lightweight semi-final Elish Morphis project provides commissary vouchers during the from Battery B, 6th Battalion, 37th Christmas holiday for designated Soldiers with Field Artillery, defeated Peter Baron, See Library on Page 8 family members in Area I. Contact your unit Headquarters and Headquarters commander or first sergeant to make a donation, Company 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry or contact your local ACS for more information. Regiment, 11-5. The second bout for the black belt, Holiday Seminars middleweight, semi-final pitted Jason The education centers at Camps Red Cloud and Cornell, Battery B, 6th Battalion, 37th Stanley are offering Good Cheer and Eager Student Field Artillery, against Alan Smith, seminars over the Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Company B, 302nd Forward Support PHOTOS BY KIM POK-MAN holiday weekends. For schedules and more Tae Kwon Do competitors meet at Camp Casey’s Carey Physical Fitness Center Nov. 6. Battalion. Cornell shutout Smith 10-0. information, contact your education center. Thomas Wakefield, Company B, 2nd John Greenhan, Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment Headquarters and Family Bowling Day defeated John Greenhan, Headquarters Headquarters Battery, All military families are invited to bowl for $1.75 and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 1st Battalion, 15th Field each game at Camp Casey Lanes 11 a.m. – 1p.m. 15th Field Artillery Regiment, in the third Artillery Regiment (left), Saturday in support of Military Family Month. Price bout for the black belt, middleweight faces defeat in the third includes shoe rental. semi-final, 9-2. bout for the black belt , The fourth bout for the yellow belt, middleweight semi-final 2BCT Memorial Ser vices heavyweight final saw Michael against Thomas Each 2nd Infantry Division chapel will hold memorial Harvey, 4th Chemical Company defeat Wakefield, Company B, services for fallen 2BCT Soldiers 11 a.m. Nov. 24. Ronald Green, Headquarters and 2nd Battalion, 9th Many Thanksgiving services will be postponed until Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, Infantry Regiment. the weekend. Check with your local chapel for 15th Field Artillery Regiment in a close more information. battle, 8-7. In the blue belt, lightweight final, Holiday Meals to Go Kim Nam-soo, 4th Chemical Camp Red Cloud Mitchell’s Club is selling Company, handily defeated Saul Thanksgiving family meals. The meal includes a Pelayo, Company C, 2nd Battalion whole roasted turkey, a glazed ham, cranberry 72nd Armor Regiment, 8-0. sauce, candied yams, country-style dressing, giblet In the sixth bout, the red belt, gravy, dinner rolls and a pumpkin pie for $69.95. middleweight, final brought victory to Meals must be pre-ordered by Nov. 22. Terrance Williams, Troop F, 4th Battery, 1st Battalion, 15th Field heavyweight final, Wakefield defeated Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, over Native American Heritage Earle Hudson, Headquarters and Artillery Regiment, resulted in a Cornell 8-2. Month Headquarters Company, 18th Medical victory for Morphis, 7-2. There were two uncontested The Area I equal opportunity office will host a In bout eight, the black belt, winners: Sasha Corrodus, 82nd Command, 8-7. middleweight final, Donald Kimbler, Engineer Company, for the women’s Native American luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The black belt, lightweight, final 121st General Hospital, defeated Jung yellow belt middleweight title, and Erik Nov. 22 at Mitchell’s Club. Everyone is welcome between Elisha Morphis, Battery B, Kyung-bo, Company B, 1st Battalion, Burnes, Battery D, 5th Battalion, 5th to attend. 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery and 9th Infantry Regiment, 10-5. Air Defense Artillery Regiment, in the Jose Ortiz, Headquarters and Service Commissar y Holiday In the ninth bout for black belt, men’s blue belt middleweight. Schedule The Camp Red Cloud commissary will be open Nov. 22 but closed Nov. 25-26 in observance of Imjin pirates celebrate Halloween with orphans Thanksgiving. 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office ones,” said Ku Eun-hae, who was dressed as a princess. “This is great. I’ve never had this much candy before.” Newcomers Orientation CAMP LAGUARDIA — The day was filled with screams “Besides the fact they don’t speak English, there’s no The Camp Red Cloud Army Community Service is and smiles as the 50th Engineer Multirole Bridge Company real difference,” said Pfc. John Albertson. “They’re cute postponing their November newcomers orientation celebrated Halloween with orphans Oct. 29 at the Gyeonggi little kids.” until Dec. 15. North Children’s Temporary Shelter. Sgt. Matt White, who was on leave when the planning The twelve children from the shelter met their hosts outside began, felt this was a great way for Soldiers to reach out. Drinking Age Change the company headquarters at Camp LaGuardia. While some “I think this is a good for these kids to get out to a different The legal drinking age for servicemembers in Korea shied away, others mixed eagerly with the Soldiers, hypnotized area,” he said. “This is also a good way for them to learn is now 21. No one under 21 years of age may by the Halloween costumes Soldiers were handing out. Soon about us and the Army. It’s an interesting time spent with purchase, possess, consume or be served enough, everyone was dressed up in their own costumes. Koreans, letting them learn about our traditions and way of alcoholic beverages, on or off any military life. Plus, they’re all kids. They just love candy.” Second Lt. Beard Vongretchen, the main coordinator for installation, in any clubs, or in any military activity After candy, it was time for the haunted house. While the event, said it was not easy to find the place to buy the in the Republic of Korea. For more information, some children were able to stride through it valiantly, others costumes. see U.S. Force Korea Command Letter 46. were not. Kim Min-shik took one step into the haunted house, “I’m not at home, so I didn’t really know where to go then came straight out. find the costumes,” he said. “I had to go to Lotte World and Warrior Band Auditions Company commander, Capt. David Stewart, was satisfied Yongsan to get these.” with the day’s events. The 2nd Infantry Division Warrior Band is seeking a Once they were all dressed up, the children were escorted “Our company has a working relationship to give back female vocalist. Applicants must be E-3 or higher and have at least six months left in Korea. Those to the barracks by similarly costumed Soldiers for trick or to those less fortunate than us,” he said. “Everytime the interested should contact band operations at 732- treating. While the Korean children did not know of American holidays come around, we bring them here for activities 6695 or e-mail email@example.com. Halloween traditions, they were quick to catch on. and put a smile on their face. It’s equally beneficial to both, “I love these candies, although I don’t really like the red since it lets us get a hand of Korean culture.”
Area I The Morning Calm Weekly 7 Nov. 12, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweeklyDragons tackle tank turn in By Pfc. JeNell Mattair from the beginning to the railhead. The good equipment,” said Staff Sgt. Jason 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office rest of the Army can take up to six Crosby. “The tanks are going to our months,” he said. comrades. We want to give them the CAMP CASEY — Long days settle The Soldiers are responsible to take best product we can. into long nights for the Soldiers of 2nd each tank from an average of 200 Every fault must be found and Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment. Since faults to zero, said battalion Command corrected, Johnson said. Because the the first week of August the meticulous Sgt. Maj. James Daniels. Each platoon mission of tank turn in is to ensure each work of the relentless Dragon Soldiers could face 800 to 900 faults. They tank is as good as new, Soldiers have has been unending. have to make sure the tanks are ready to demonstrate an incredible amount of Work shifts of 12 hours on and 12 for combat and close to brand new, attention to detail. PHOTOS BY PFC. JENELL MATTAIR hours off, seven days a week until the he said. “It is not like 99 percent is goodCpl. George Sheline, 2nd Battaltion, 72nd end of November, are the reality of each The specific tanks the ‘Warriors’ enough,” Johnson said. “Each tank mustArmor Regiment makes a final adjustment Dragon’s duty. The Warriors are working on were used during be 100 percent serviceable.” Servicing the tanks is extremelybefore turn in. persistently and patiently take apart Operation Desert Storm. These same heavy work, said Daniels. The tank’s tanks, inspect them for defects, and put tanks will be shipped by railway to engine, the same one used on UH-60 them back together for tank turn in. Busan. Black Hawks, weighs from five to 10 “Tank turn in is a monster,” said Capt. The equipment being shipped goes tons and requires a crane to lift. Dexter Holley, Company B commander. to locations like Kuwait, in Every bolt and screw down to the “It has taken up most of our resources accordance with the needs of the washers must be checked for faults, as far as man power goes.” Army. Holley said. The attention to detail is “It takes us 75 days to get the tank “I know how important it is to have beyond belief. Yet, the warriors of Dragon Force drive on. “While tankers and mechanics are in this motor pool, our two infantry companies, the Mad Dawgs and Death Masters along with the Hell Raisers have executed some of the other necessary task force missions,” said Lt. Col. John Salvetti, battalion commander. “I’m incredibly proud of all the hard work the Dragon force Soldiers have put in. It has been a task force effort.”M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks ride atop The turn in of M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks presents a major project for the 2nd Battalion,flatbed rail cars awating turn in. 72nd Armor Regiment. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org supportCamp Casey officials support retirees, veteransBy Pfc. Stephanie PearsonArea I Public Affairs Office CAMP CASEY — The local chapter of theVeterans of Foreign Wars, in conjunction with CampCasey garrison officials, hosted a retiree appreciationday in conjunction with a health and wellness fair atthe Camp Hovey Physical Fitness Center Saturday. “The purpose of today’s event is to acknowledgeand appreciate retirees and veterans in Area I whohave served before us, and also do an outreach to theveterans with the support of all the services who cametoday,” said Lt. Col. Stephen Murray, U.S. ArmyGarrison, Camp Casey commander. The event began Saturday morning with a town-hall panel discussion, where retirees and veterans gotto raise issues affecting them. After the discussion,the retirees walked around the fitness center, whereinformation booths were set up. “This event is to bring all of the retirees andveterans in Area I together to get some informationon local activities, and let them know what servicesare available to them as retirees,” said retired Sgt.1st Class Jeff Birckle, commander of Veterans ofForeign Wars Post 9985. PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON Some services represented were: Ration Control Staff Sgt. Lisa Williams, 702nd Main Support Battalion, gets a blood sample from retired Staff Sgt. Joshua Willoughby toand Pass and Identification, Army Emergency Relief screen for diabetes at the Retiree Appreciation and Health Fair at the Camp Hovey Physical Fitness Center Saturday.and Army Community Services, the Red Cross, theUSO, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, veterans, who still work as government contractors current force to know they are not forgotten in the area, to get away from work during the day to afterwards, they still have benefits, and there areand a variety of medical and dental services. take care of personnel and medical issues. people still advocating for their benefits even after “We have a whole host of people here,” said “It’s not easy for most retirees to be able to get out their service.Kenneth Cobb, Area I health coordinator, of the and visit some of the medical facilities,” he said. “Themedical services represented. “All of them are “One reason it’s important to recognize veterans medical aspect of this is ideal.”important, but there are three things where people and retirees is because those are the people who believe The event took place less than one week beforecan get a very quick reading: blood pressure, Veterans Day. in the American ideals; they are the foundation of whatcholesterol and diabetes screening. It’s all free, and Murray explained the importance of showing America is built on,” Key said. “The Soldiers servingpeople can get an immediate answer.” support for veterans and retirees. today are the people that carry it on.” James Key, VFW Post 9985 chaplain, explained “I think when Soldiers see that even after serving,that it is hard for most local military retirees and they are still recognized and appreciated, it helps the E-mail email@example.com
Nov. 12, 20048 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area I The Morning Calm WeeklyMisuse from Page 5mission. The use of government authorized and what is not. Of course,vehicles is not authorized for they should lead by example and nottransporting personnel from home to misuse their vehicles themselves. Also,work or vise versa. the leadership can establish clear “Home-to-work transportation is guidelines and procedures that areunauthorized,” Berger said. “Many designed to ensure that governmentpeople do not know that transportation vehicles are not misused,” he said.between one’s home and one’s place of “Finally, they can enforce the rules andwork is not considered an official standards so that people who violate thepurpose. It may seem that it is official, rules are handled properly.”because you are driving to work, but Because Soldiers assigned to the 2ndCongress has specifically said that it is Infantry Division are not allowednot an official use,” he said. “There is personal vehicles, they may lose sightsome confusion about this type of use.” of why they cannot use government Also, transportation by a government vehicles for private use, Murrah said.vehicle will not be provided when the However, this loss of judgment could lead to trouble.justification is based solely on reasons If a Soldier using a governmentof rank, position, prestige or personal vehicle is involved in an accident, heconvenience, according to a DoD could be held responsible for damages,directive. Berger said. If the Soldier who was “There are a number of possible driving is not at fault, he would generallyconsequences for misusing government not have to pay; however, if the Soldiervehicles,” Berger said. “Soldiers can is at fault, he could be held liable for upreceive adverse administrative action to one month’s pay. But, if he was usingincluding a reprimand, counseling and the vehicle for an unofficial use, he couldrelief from their job, as well as be liable for the full cost of damage orpunishment under the Uniform Code of repair.Military Justice.” When a Soldier damages a Korean “Civilian employees can also be national’s vehicle, for example, hecounseled, reprimanded, suspended or would not have to pay for the damagesremoved for misusing government to the Korean national’s vehicle if he wasresources,” he added. using the vehicle for an official purpose. Noncommissioned officers need to If, however, he was using the vehicleensure Soldiers are not using Army for a personal errand, he would have tovehicles for personal use, Rine said. pay for the damage to the Korean “Army leadership can do a number national’s vehicle out of his own pocket,of things to prevent misuse of Berger said.vehicles,” Berger said. “First, they caneducate their Soldiers as to what is E-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgConference from Page 5Community Service and tell them you’d !Increase office hours of personnellike to raise an AFAP issue.” services, such as finance and housing, Delegates spent the first day and have them open during lunchdiscussing their topics and identifying hours.areas they would like to improve. Then Gall said if any of the issues canthey organized their recommendations be resolved locally, they will.in a slide show they presented to the “A lot of issues brought up todaycommanding general on day two. Some are possibly greater issues that requireof the recommendations this year were: 8th Army’s involvement to resolve,” !Increase the shoppette operating said Col. Jeff Christiansen, Area Ihours so Soldiers can use the facilities commander. “If 8th Army can’tbefore work and late at night. resolve it, and they think it’s worthy !Improve taxi service on post. to go forward, it will go to the Department of Defense general officers !Add more recreational activities, steering committee, where such thingsincluding batting cages, paintball as legislation and laws can be changedranges, miniature golf courses and to enact some of theskating parks to area bases. recommendations.” !Bring more and better live bands Gall said these conferences produceto Area I, or have organized trips to results, and pointed to thesee popular artists when they perform Servicemembers Group Life Insurancein Korean venues. increase from $50,000 to $250,000, the ! Give Soldiers and civilians creation of the Better Opportunities formedical referrals to see local Korean Single and Unaccompanied Soldiershealth care specialists, so they don’t program, and even Soldiers beinghave to go to the 121st General allowed to wear black backpacks asHospital in Yongsan. examples of those results. ! Allow dual-military couples “Today we addressed the volumestationed together to live together on- and complexity of issues that cutpost. across our entire community,” ! Allow tours to Area I to be Christiansen said. “I pledge to you thataccompanied. the Area I command and our AFAP ! Increase the length of the council will get together and startnewcomers orientation to two days, working these issues hard.”to allow for an easier transition toKorea. E-mail email@example.com
Nov. 12, 2004Nov. Page 9DOD programprovides Tobacco cessation classes offeredtechnology for By Ok Hee-suh rate in the Army increased from 29.9 for individuals who want to quit. Sincedisabled workers Health Promotion Program, Coordinator percent in 1998 to 33.8 percent in 2002. In a survey of more 3,800 USFK June 2001, more than 1,400 Soldiers took advantage of the classes. AmongBy Donna Miles YONGSAN — According to the servicemembers during 2002-2003, 7 those who responded to follow upAmerican Forces Press Service National Center for Chronic Disease out of 10 who use tobacco products surveys after attending the classes in Prevention and Health Promotion, said they were interested in quitting. Area II, 47 percent said they were not WASHINGTON — A Department This is good news because it means tobacco use is the single most using tobacco six months later.of Defense program that provides the most tobacco users know the negative preventable cause of disease and death The program is a series of four one-technology and services disabled health consequences of tobacco use — in the United States. Smoking results hour group sessions. During theworkers need to use computers and lung, mouth and throat cancer, in more deaths each year than AIDS, classes, participants assess their levelother basic office equipment evens the emphysema, heart disease, and perhaps alcohol, cocaine, heroin, homicide, of nicotine addiction, build motivationemployment playing field for the impotence or infertility to name a few suicide, motor vehicle crashes and fires to stop smoking, learn how to dealdisabled. It also makes it easier for — and they want to quit. Quitting all combined. with cravings for tobacco, withdrawalmanagers to hire them, said Dinah tobacco use is more important for The leading causes and actual symptoms to look for and how toCohen, the DOD official who has run military members since smoking causes of death in the United States prevent and minimize them, and howthe program for the past 14 years. negatively impacts soldier readiness by during 2000 are listing in the graph to prevent weight gain and relapse. The DOD Computer and Electronic increasing injuries and the need for below Participants also develop a supportAccommodations Program “is truly water, and by decreasing lung capacity, Despite continued warnings from network to help each other while goingmoving the employment of people with mental acuity, stamina, night vision and public health advocates about the through the tough times.disabilities to the next level” and fine motor coordination. dangers of smoking, nearly 25 percent Use of medicine, such as thehelping DOD reach its goal of Many who have tried to quit using of U.S. adults still continue to smoke. nicotine patch, nicotine gum or theincreasing employment of disabled tobacco will agree quitting is not easy. The recently published 2002 “pill” (an antidepressant medication) ispeople to 2 percent of its civilian work 18th Medical Command Health Department of Defense Survey of discussed in the class. The medicationsforce, Cohen said. Promotion Coordinators conduct Health Related Behaviors Among relieve some of the withdrawal “The biggest impact has been that classes and provide the necessary help Military Personnel show the smoking symptoms. However, they are not safewe have truly changed both the culture for everyone and they are not “magicand the perception of people’s ability pills.” It still takes lots of hard work toto work in today’s information stay “tobacco-free.” Attending all theenvironment,” Ms. Cohen said. sessions, learning the skills discussed“People now look at people with in the classes and putting the skills intodisabilities as a truly untapped practice contribute significantly toresource that they should take success rate.advantage of.” The environment is very important Since its launch in 1990, the in fostering a smoke-free attitude.program has filled more than 40,000 Many who attended the smokingrequests for accommodations for cessation program stated they feelpeople with disabilities, she said. This equipment, referred to as See “ Tobacco” on Page 10“assistive technology,” ranges from Singer: Music promotes friendshipBraille terminals to computers thatenable people to make telephone callsto special keyboards for people whocannot use traditional ones. The program’s Technology Korea between Korea and United StatesEvaluation Center at the Pentagon By Pvt. Seo Ki-chulshowcases much of this technology Area II Public Affairs Officeso disabled workers, as well as theirmanagers, are able to see it, either in YONGSAN — In appreciation ofperson or by videoconference. The U.S. Soldiers’ contributions to peace-center staff also conducts needs keeping throughout the peninsula, theassessments to help disabled workers Korea America Friendship Societydetermine which assistive technology hosted friendship concert Oct. 29, atand services might work best for them. the Seoul American High School “It totally demystifies how people auditorium.with disabilities can be a part of The choir performed the famoustoday’s work force,” Cohen said. Korean folk song, ‘Arirang’ withThis, she said, makes it easier for chorus.managers “to tap into this wonderful “The music was absolutelypool of people and say, ‘I’m going to beautiful. It was just beautiful. All ofhire you.’ it was so wonderful. We can not pin point it to one part,” said Area II PHOTO BY PVT. SEO, KI-CHUL “We level the playing field for the Command Sergeant Major Kevin Witt. Kang, Moo-Lim, Tenor and Lee, Jung-Ae, Soprano perform with Anyang Civic Professionalemployment of people with disabilities Soloist Soprano Lee Jung-ae, chore in chorus while holding his and her hand.by providing assistive technology freeof charge to that manager for that showed a performance on the stageemployee,” she said. singing ‘O Mio Babbino Caro’ and response of the audience in Yongsan improve our relationship.” Two of the program’s newest areas ‘Because Song.’ is awesome,” said Lee. “I think the At the end of the concert, in “I have been participating for last cultural interchange between Korea See “ Technology ” on Page 10 echnology” three years and I always feel that the and America is the best way to See “Concert” on Page 10
10 Nov. 12, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area II The Morning Calm Weekly NEWS & NOTES Dining facility receives Connelly award Commander’s Hotline By Sgt. Donald Smith look into various areas of a facility’s provides a morale boost that goes A Commander’s hotline e-mail address, 1st Signal Brigade Public Affairs Office operations, such as meal preparation, beyond just the dining facility. firstname.lastname@example.org, is available. For food service and sanitation, Walker said “It’s a good feeling for a Soldier to more information, call 738-5017. YONGSAN — The Warner- actually being judged was just a normal come inside a dining facility on a daily Patterson Dining Facility staff at Camp day for the staff. basis and know he can get a good New Hours at Yongsan Yongsan Colbern were recognized as having the “We didn’t do anything special,” he quality meal,” he said. Commissary best Small Garrison Facility in Area II said. “These are all things we do on a The Connelly Award was instituted Yongsan Commissary now have new holiday hours. during the 2004, 37th Annual Philip A. daily basis to give soldiers an adequate in 1968 as a method to improve Army Nov. 22 Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Connelly competition. meal.” food service quality and provide Nov. 25 - 26 Closed “The Connelly Award provides Walker said winning in the Area II recognition for excellence in food Dec. 20 Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. recognition for excellence in the Connelly competition, a second place preparation and food service. The Dec. 24 Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. preparation and serving of food in Army finish in the Eighth U.S. Army award is named after Philip A. Connelly, Dec. 25 Closed troop dining facilities and during field competition and a Brigade “Dining a former president of the International Dec. 27 Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. kitchen operations,” said Sgt. 1st Class Facility of the Quarter” award, Food Service Executives Association, Dec. 31 Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Michael Walker, dining facility demonstrated that the food service a food service trade organization Jan. 1 Closed manager. “Cooks don’t get a lot of training program fully prepared dedicated to raising standards awards, but this is one that means a personnel to compete and win. This is throughout the food service industry. ACAP Briefing lot.” Walker ’s second time to win the If your unit is in Area II and you would like an ACAP Although the competition evaluators Connelly, and he noted that to compete E-mail Donald.email@example.com briefing at your facility, contact the ACAP manager, Laddie Broz. Briefings usually last about one-half Cancer from Page 9 hour depending on unit participation. They can be smoking is well tolerated in the 8th U. S. Army, or Community Health Nurse listed below for the dates held 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For regulations are not enforced and cigarettes are cheaper and locations of the next class. more information, call 738-7322. and more accessible than in the States. Some felt that Editor’s note : Suh Ok-hee is a registered nurse and smokers are allowed to take more breaks than non- holds a Master’s in Nursing from Widener University in Army Substance Abuse smokers, and they do not see an incentive to stay smoke- Chester, Pa. Suh currently works for the 18th Medical Program free under their current work situations. Command. Army Substance Abuse Program provides Any individual who wants to attend smoking cessation comprehensive substance abuse treatment as well classes can call the Area Health Promotion Coordinators Ok.firstname.lastname@example.org as prevention training and education for all residents in Yongsan and Area II. ASAP is located in building Area I I I II I IV 5531. For more information, call 736-5060. Health Promotion Coordinator 730-3542 736-3029 753-7657 764-5213 All A bout Kimchi The 2004 Kimchi Expo International Festival will be held 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today-Sunday, at the Community Health Nurse 730-6796 725-5128 753-8355 764-4819 Agro-trade Center Building in Yangjae-dong. U.S. Department of Defense, Department of State, and DoDDS personnel, and family member members Concert from Page 9 are invited to this culinary event to learn the fine art of making kimchi, its history, cultural return for audience’s enthusiastic response, the choir significance and health value, and to sample various performed an encore not scheduled to be performed kimchi products and recipes. Admission is free. during the concert. For more informtaion, call 723-4685 e-mail to “I participated in this concert for the first time and I deleonc@.korea.army.mil loved it,” said Oh, Sei jong, choir conductor. “I strongly believe that music is a unique language which has no Post Offices Open on USFK barrier.” Training Holidays The concert has been held annually since 1995, except Army Post Offices will be opened on the following in 2001 because of the terrorist attacks in the United USFK Training Holidays, November 12 and 26. For States. P a r k K e u n , p r e s i d e n t o f K o r e a A m e r i c a more information, contact your local post office. Friendship Society, said that he is very happy to a concert and hopes to hold many events beneficial to New H ours at Collier Field two country’s relationship in future. PHOTO BY SEO, KI-CHUL House Conductor Oh Sei-jong and his choir perform at the Seoul American The new hours at Collier Field House are 5 a.m. - E-mail Kichul.Seo@korea.army.mil High School auditorium. 11 p.m., Monday - Friday and 24 hours a day on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Technology from Page 9 focus on wounded servicemembers “DOD understands the value of its can become potential problems that Ro Wa r r i o r Ro c ke t returning from deployments and people and its resources,” she said. may be very personal to me.” The Engagement Skills Trainer on Camp employees who develop disabilities, “They know that we have to have Since 2001, the program has Stanley is located right beside the Thunder whether through aging, accidents the smartest and the best, ready served not just DOD, but also 61 Inn Building 2249. The EST offers training on or other causes. Both are geared to every day, all the time.” other federal agencies in a variety of weapons systems; M-16A2, M- helping them adapt to their This includes making the fullest partnership, Cohen said. 203, AT-4, M-9, M-4, M-240 and the M-249. disabilities and remain employable. use of all its employees, including “We pay for their It also offers a variety of real life situations; “You don’t throw away talented those with disabilities, whom Cohen accommodations because we feel a night firing, NBC firing, close combat, military people. You accommodate them,” said tend to be “really good problem commitment to ensure that people police scenarios, and plenty of other training Cohen said. “And that’s where I solvers.” have the assistive technology they scenarios. The EST is usually open from 9 a.m think we have a very strong focus: “We h a v e t o b e . T h i s w o r l d need to be part of today’s work to 4 p.m Monday- Friday. Call Staff Sgt. Staley making sure people stay competitive wasn’t designed for people with force,” she said. at 732-4606, 732-5353 or go to Public Folder, and are accommodated throughout disabilities,” Cohen said. “So as a For more information about the Korea Public Folder, Unit Folder, 2ID Folder, their employment lifecycle.” disabled person myself, I am always program, visit its Web site or call DIVARTY Folder, DIVARTY S-3 Folder, EST DOD has long been a leader in thinking, what happens if … ? I (703) 681- 8813. The TTY number Folder and Usage Calendar to for more recognizing the strengths disabled have to have a Plan A, a Plan B (and) for the hearing impaired is (703) information. people bring to the mix, she said. think through different scenarios that 681-1881.
The Morning Calm Weekly Area II Nov. 12, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 11Army culinary team wins international gold Experience Greater SeoulBy Travis Edwards returned from a deployment or will deploy in the nextArmy News Service few months.” Tours USO Tours The popularity of this world event is reflected in FORT LEE, Va. — After seven days of intense the more than 40,000 attendees who visited the venue. Panmunjeom (DMZ) & 3rd Infiltration Tunnelcompetition on the world’s stage, the U.S. Army “The experience of meeting and competing with – 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. SaturdayCulinary Arts team brought home the gold medal in Soldiers from 10 other countries and gaining an Seoul City Night Tour – 3:45 - 10 p.m. ,both the cold table layout and hot food competition. understanding of how other armies train and cook is Saturday The Army team took second place overall in the an experience that our Soldiers will take with them for Show and Dinner (Korean Traditional Stage atWorld Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany last the rest of their lives,” said Longstaff. Chongdong Theater – 3 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sundayweek. “They train hard, live the Army values and take on For more information, call the Seoul USO office at “The food service warriors of the U.S. Army the elements of the battlefield with rigor and honor,” 02-792-3380 or go www.uso.org/korea/Culinary Arts Team drew upon all of their leaderships said Vtipil. “It was simply spectacular to watch themskills for their battle in the International Culinary work in unison to win the gold medals.” Royal Asiatic Society TourOlympics, and without even blinking an eye exceeded The USACAT team began the competition with thethe standard,” said Lt. Col. Don Vtipil, director, Army cold table layout, earning 10 gold medals and 11 silver Tongdo-Sa and Haein-Sa Tour – Saturday -Center of Excellence, Subsistence, Fort Lee, Va. “I medals for outstanding display, featuring the U.S. Army Sundaythink it is important to note that like all other Army Cavalry. The medal count shattered previous medal Chorwon Bird Watching Tour – Nov. 20teams, the culinary team excelled in its drive for counts from the competition in 2000. Land of Exile Tour (South Chollado) – Nov. 20excellence.” The team entered 15 centerpieces with each one - 21 Sanctioned by the German Chefs Association, the earning a medal, a feat never before achieved by the Inner Seorak & South Seorak Rhapsody TourCulinary Olympics is held every four years. This year, American team. This earned the table the highest score –11 national military teams from Europe, South Africa in the competition and the gold medal. Nov.27-28and North America participated. “At this level of competition, team work is the most For more information, Call 02-763-9483 or visit The military teams compete against an international important asset you can have. The team cannot win www.raskb.com.standard in an attempt to earn a bronze, silver, or the without it,” said Sgt. 1st Class Rene Marquis, teamcoveted gold medal in their specific contest. expeditor, Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Every person on the Entertainment “The Culinary Olympics gives Soldiers the team has to pull his weight so the team can all climb toopportunity to compete with a variety of cultures; it the top of the mountain to get the gold, together, she Ballet – Pantomime Ballet Theater of Tivoli from added. Denmark will be performed Saturday, 3 p.m. ,expands the diversity of the food service industry in Sunday, 5 p.m. Saturday to Sunday at the Seouldthe U.S., and increases positive relations with other In the next event, the team prepared two pre- Arts Center. For more information, call 02-541-6234.countries,” said team member Sgt. Rene Robidoux, selected three-course meals on a German army field Concert – Prime Philharmonic Orchestra RegularFort Bragg, N.C. kitchen system known as the “Karcher Kitchen.” The Concert will be performed 8 p.m. Tuesday at the The military Culinary Olympics are held in field kitchen team had to prepare 150 hot meals that Seoul Arts Center. For more information, call 031-conjunction with the International Culinary Olympic were served to spectators while being judged by an 392-6422.competition, which plays host to 32 national teams international team of judges. Opera – ‘L‘elisir D‘amore‘ will be performedbringing 1,200 competitors to the event. Overall the team finished second in the points total Weekdays 7:30 pm / Sun. 4 p.m. Nov. 21 - 25 at the “These culinary professionals are warriors first and but dominated the medal count with 16 gold medals Seoul Arts Center. For more information, call 02-586-artists second,” Longstaff said. “Almost half of the and 17 silver medals, a record that will be hard to 5282.U.S. Army Culinary Arts team has either recently beat, said Vtipil.
Nov. 12, 200412 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Community News m o r e a b o u t To a s t m a s t e r s , b y meetings are 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. the DorseyE@korea.army.mil. v i s i t i n g t h e i r We b s i t e , h t t p : / / first and third Mondays of each www.toastmasters.org. month. For more information, 736- Catholic Religious Retreat 3029. Women’s 48th English Speaking Thanksgiving Golf Trip to Cursillo will be Nov. 18-21 at the Australia Quit smoking Religious Retreat Center. The retreat The United Services Organization A Smoking Cessation Clinic hosts is a three days of prayer, reflection, is hosting an international golf new groups every month for four one- praise, worship, fellowship and gateway to Australia, Nov. 19-27. Call hour group sessions. Medication is an building Christian Community. For the USO for more information, 724- option with all four classes. Free to more information call 02-319-2683 or 7781. participants and self-referral e-mail email@example.com. preferred. For more information, call Program funding opportunity 736-6693 or e-mail Men’s Speaking Tres DiasCommunity Events, The Armed Forces Spouses’ Club Ok.Suh@kor.amedd.army.mil. WeekendClasses and Meetings seeks to support worthy projects or The 43rd Men’s English speaking needs. Through its American Projects Royal Asiatic Society Tres Dias will be Dec. 2-5, at the Information Seminar program, AFSC donates to Lecture meetings are held in the Religious Retreat Center. Obtain Alpha Phi Alpa Fraternity Inc. will organizations serving the USFK Daewoo Building, 8th Floor (near applications on-line athost an information Seminar 2:30 - population including Soldiers, DoD Seoul Train Station). For more www.seoultresdias.org or at the5 p . m . N o v. 2 7 i n t h e A r m y civilians and their families who reside information, call 02-763-9483 or go South Post and Hannam Chapels. ForCommunity Service Classroom, in the community. Any organization or to www.raskb.com. more information, e-mailBuilding 4106, Yongsan, South Post individual that serves the USFK Edward.Salazar1@korea.army.mil orto provide information about the population may request assistance Girl Scouts looking for Edward.Salazar1@us.army.mil.fraternity. For more information, call from the AFSC. Applicants should volunteers736-7322. allow a 2-month process for the The Girl Scouts are looking for Learn to be a better husband and request. To submit a request, contact volunteers. Training is available. For leader Become a better speaker the AFSC American Projects more information, call 796-5942 or Men of the Morning Calm holds Learn to become a better speaker Chairperson, Nancy Donahue at 736- email firstname.lastname@example.org or Bible studies for Area II men whothrough Toastmasters, 7 p.m. every 5236. email@example.com. want to learn to be better husbandsTuesday, at the Moyer Community and leaders in their community. BibleServices Center, 2nd Floor Red AFSC looking for volunteers Religious activities studies are held at the South PostCross conference room. For more American Forces Spouses Club is Chapel 6 a.m. every Tuesday. Also,information, call 011-9228-4175 or looking for volunteers to give back to Women’s Tres Dias Weekend there is a men’s breakfast 8 a.m. one-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. the community. For more information, Women’s English speaking Tres the first Saturday of each month atToastmasters is a public speaking call 738-7327 or 736-8119. Dias weekend will be held today - the South Post Chapel. For moreclub dedicated to improving Sunday at the Religious Retreat information, e-mailm e m b e r ’s p u b l i c s p e a k i n g a n d Meeting for overweight people Center. For more information, call email@example.com abilities. One can find out Weight management support group 738-5556 or email
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The Morning Calm Weekly Chaplain Nov. 12, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 15God’s language: The language of loveChaplain (Maj.) Jim King school level conversation. Sometimes I even manage Some try to put words of other languages inDirector, U. S. Army Religious Retreat Center to confuse myself and others when speaking my own God’s mouth. Their words are foreign to God. native language, American English! Now my friends Some speak hatefully, even though God’s command YONGSAN — “As the Father has loved me, so in Korea are teaching me to make new sounds that is to love. Others confuse love withhave I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you will someday be words and sentences. I am like a permissiveness, using the idea of a loving God toobey my commands, you will remain in my love, just baby just learning to speak. justify any kind of behavior. Still others attempt toas I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain Learning languages is an expression of love. I enjoy use God’s Word to divide God’s people, condemningin His love. I have told you this so that My joy may be languages because they allow me to interact with and those who are not like them. We must be wary ofin you and that your joy may be complete. My understand people. What language does God speak? those who replace God’s language of love with theircommand is this: Love each other as I have loved Does God speak in the precision of German? Does own words.you.” (John 15:9-13) God use the passion of Korean? Does God express God is the greatest language Instructor. God Studying languages is challenging and enjoyable. the melodic rhythms of Spanish? Does God talk with does not teach us to speak in English or Korean,As I have traveled in various parts of the world, some the practicality of American English? God uses all of German or Spanish or Arabic. God does not teachof the fullest pleasures came as I tried to speak with these languages, and more; but God is not limited to us to speak hatefully, or permissively, orpeople in their own native languages. I enjoyed tea any of them. It excites me to learn a few words in judgmentally. God teaches us to speak in love. Towith shopkeepers in the Middle East, while learning to any language, but God is fluent in all languages! God communicate in a language that everyone cancount to ten in Arabic. My taxi driver in Tegucigalpa, is fluent in all languages because God speaks a understand, we will have to speak God’s languageHonduras, patiently spoke with me in an elementary- universal language: God speaks the language of love. of love. Area II Worship Services Protestant Collective Sunday 6 p.m. South Post Chapel Area II Chaplains Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Thomas Drake Contemporary Sunday 10 a.m. Multipurpose Training Facitlity 1 p.m. Camp Colbern Chapel DrakeT@korea.army.mil or DSN 738-3011 Episcopal Sunday 10 a.m. Memorial Chapel Korean Tuesday 6 p.m. Camp Colbern Chapel Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Vincent Burns BurnsV@korea.army.mil or DSN 725-2955 Church of Christ Sunday 2 p.m. South Post Chapel Thursday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David Colwell David.Colwell@korea.army.mil or DSN 738-4043 United Pentecostal Sunday 1 p.m. Memorial Chapel Catholic Chaplain (Maj.) Stanley Whitten Church International Whittense@korea.army.mil or DSN 736-3018 Mass Sunday 8 a.m. South Post Chapel Collective Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel 9:30 a.m. 121 Hospital Chapel 9:30 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel (Korean) Tuesday 12:05 p.m. 121 Hospital Chapel 7 p.m. South Post Chapel Memorial Chapel
16 Nov. 12, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Feature The Morning Calm Weekly Steep stairs lead to a cave at a Buddhist hermitage in Seoraksan National Park. The park offers scenic vistas, caves, waterfalls, trails to Buddhist temples and more. Area III Public Affairs Office S eoraksan National Park is a perfect place to get the feel for hiking in Korea. Pull some colorful knee socks up over your trousers, slip on those hiking boots, add a vest and hat, grab a few friends and head to Seoraksan National Park on the east coast to experience how Koreans and adventurous tourists hike the “Korean Alps,” as the mountains of Gangwon Province are known. “There are routes for casual day-hikers and challenging peaks for hardcore climbers,” said Capt. Mike Endres, an accomplished climber and chief nurse at the Camp Humphreys Health Clinic. Caves, waterfalls, mineral springs and Buddhist temples and shrines are sprinkled throughout the park. The eastern “Outer Seorak” area draws most tourists. From the Seorakdong resort complex there, non-hikers can take a cable car to the towering Bisondae, known as “Flying Fairy Peak.” At “Inner Seorak,” those looking for a real workout can tackle Seoraksan, the “Snow Peak Mountain.” Endres said the park has something for everyone. “Seorakdong resort, where most people stay, has deluxe hotels or less expensive yogwan inns, good dining, entertainment and trails for hikers of all abilities,” he said. “Inner Seorak, with steep trails and towering rock walls is for more accomplished climbers.” He advises hikers to assess their abilities and watch the weather PHOTOS MIKE ENDRES Hikers visit Seoraksan National Park to enjoy fall colors and an energizing trek. BY before trekking off the beaten paths. Fall leaves form a colorfull pattern. Hikers pause in a cave near a Buddhist temple.. If you go... ! Perhaps the easiest way to tour is to take a tour with USO Leisure Travel. The USO offers package tours that do all the work of driving, booking an hotel and offering expert advice by qualified tour guides. ! The Korea National Tourism Organization also offers package tours to Seoraksan and other popular destinations. Visit the KNTO Web site at www.tour2korea.com ! If you decide to strike out on your own, take the Yeongdong Expressway toward the east coast town of Gangneung and follow signs to Sokcho and Seoraksan National Park. Buses also Hikers enjoy a colorful autumn trail. Colorful foliage lures tourists to Seoraksan National Park. leave from express bus stations in Seoul and other major cities.
18 Nov. 12, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly MWR The Morning Calm Weekly Football fans cheer, thank cheer, Purple Heart recipients By Sgt. Lorie Jewell Army News Service WASHINGTON — Just a month Pro Shop Sale ago, a rocket-propelled grenade blew The Camp Red Cloud Pro Shop is having through Sgt. Orlando Gill’s right leg as he stood outside his vehicle during a sale on clothing, balls, clubs, hats, a patrol in Ar Ramadi, Iraq. shoes and accessories through Nov. 30. Gill, 31, sat in a wheelchair on the For more information, call 732-6843. 50-yard line at FedEx Field Oct. 31, flanked by two other injured Operation Video-game tournament Iraqi Freedom Soldiers — Spc. Camp Red Cloud Better Opportunities for Rosetta Floyd and Cpl. Norman Jones Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers will — taking in thunderous cheers and host the Madden video-game tournament applause from thousands of football at Mitchell’s club 7 p.m. Saturday. fans. Registration is at the Community Activity The Soldiers received lifetime Center. This event is open only for the memberships into the Military Order first 30 players. The final two players win of the Purple Heart during a half-time P HOTOS BYL JORIE EWELL ceremony at the Washington Redskins Spc. Rosetta Floyd shook the hands of plenty of fans who stopped to thank her for her service AAFES gift certificates. For more home game against the Green Bay at the Oct. 31 Washington Redskins game against the Green Bay Packers. information, contact your BOSS Packers. From the stands, an representative or call 732-6246. impromptu, unified chant of “U.S.A, Sgt. Orlando Gill chats with a fan U.S.A” struck an emotional chord during the first quarter of the Soccer Championship with the Soldiers. Washington Redskins game Warrior sports will host the Warrior “I got choked up,” Gill admitted. against the Green Bay Packers Division Post Level Soccer Championship “With all those people cheering, it was at Camp Red Cloud Field Saturday, a great feeling.” Sunday. For more information, visit a Gill, of A Battery, 2nd Battalion, local fitness center. 17th Field Artillery out of Korea, was on his second OIF tour when the Mitchell’s Disc Jockey RPG ripped his leg Oct. 2 and exploded Rythym & Blues disc jockey DJ Hollywood on the street behind him, forcing an performs at Mitchell’s club Friday and above-the-knee amputation. Seeing thousands of football fans on their game. The Army’s Operation Tribute improvised explosive device and Saturday nights. DJ Hollywood will feet, applauding and cheering for the to Freedom, an outreach program small arms fire south of Baghdad. He provide entertainment 9 p.m. until Soldiers, took Gill by surprise. that supports recognition of Soldiers, suffered severe nerve damage in his closing. For more information, call 732- “It just shows that while a lot of assisted with coordinating the left arm, numerous holes in his legs 8189. people might oppose what’s going on, Soldiers’ participation. and shrapnel wounds all over his they support the Soldiers,” he said. The injured Soldiers were body. Football Screening Floyd, a 28-year-old medic from presented with plaques by Military The gratitude of strangers and Camp Red Cloud’s Mitchell’s Club Fort Hood, Texas, was attached to Order of the Purple Heart officials getting the VIP treatment from the screens National Football League football Headquarters Company, 1st Richard Gallant, executive director; Redskins organization was a bit games every Tuesday. Buffalo wings and Battalion, 12th Regiment of the 1st Grant Acker, national legislative overwhelming, Jones said. beverage specials are offered during the Cavalry Division, when she was director; and Ransom Jordan Jr., “It’s an honor and a blessing. It games. For more information, call 732- injured Aug. 25. Taking a break in a national sergeant-at-arms. makes you proud to have done what Sadr City compound, Floyd — a The organization has inducted you’ve done,” Jones said. 8189. single mother to five children — was roughly 300 servicemembers with Being treated like a hero makes chatting with a friend about their lifetime memberships, some him a little uneasy, Jones said. When Wa C a r Wa s h S e r v i c e children when a mortar round presented at public events like the he thinks of a hero, his mind takes Area I Morale, Welfare and Recreation surprised them, impacting about five Redskins game and others at him to the scene of the ambush and Service Division offers a 24-hour car wash feet away. Her friend was killed hospitals like Walter Reed and the moments after when he wasn’t at Camp Mobile. The car wash is self- instantly; Floyd B e t h e s d a , sure he was going to make it. Two service and accepts 500-won coins only. was left with G a l l a n t buddies — sergeants Haney and For more information, call 730-3928. s h r a p n e l “It just shows that while a lot said. Bennett — kept him going, he said. wounds all over of people might oppose what’s “ We ’ r e “I’d have been dead if it weren’t To T h a n k s g i v i n g To G o her body and an going on, they support the going to be for them,” Jones said. “They are my Camp Stanley Reggie’s club will serve a injury to her doing a lot heroes.” traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner “to go” right leg that Soldiers,” m o r e , ” And while he enjoyed the —Sgt. Orlando Gill Nov. 25. Carry-out service must be still requires her G a l l a n t Redskins experience and the ordered before Nov. 20, and must be paid to use a added. recognition, Jones hopes the public wheelchair. The appreciation flowed off the will stay focused on the men and for in advance. Tickets are now on sale. “It’s a wonderful feeling, seeing field as well. Everywhere the Soldiers women in uniform who are away For more information, call 732-5485. that these people do care about us,” went — from the Redskins tailgate from home, serving their country Floyd said of the crowd’s reaction. party to their seats in the stands — not just in Iraq and Afghanistan, but Playgroups for Children “They don’t want us getting hurt. fans, umpires, players and team in places like Bosnia and Haiti as Yongsan Playgroups is now accepting new And I think that showing that females officials stopped to shake their hands well. members. The group plans play dates, are getting injured, too, really and thank them for their service. “I don’t want people to forget the educational activities and field trips for touched them.” Jones, 32, was serving with the Soldiers that are fighting and getting families with infants, toddlers and pre- Floyd’s mother, Quilla French, 1st Battalion, 201st Field Artillery of hurt all over the world,” Jones said. schoolers in Yongsan and Hannam Village and Walter Reed Army Medical Center the West Virginia National Guard “Although this is very pleasing, I areas. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for personnel Capt. Alexander Aristizabal when he was injured Aug. 29. Jones don’t want to get caught up in the membership information. and Master Sgt. Carlos Borges was gunning a Humvee when the excitement and forget about the accompanied the Soldiers to the vehicle was ambushed with an Soldiers that are still out there.”
Nov. 12, 2004Nov. Page 21‘Turbo’ center kick-starts Soldiers’ Korea tourArea III Public Affairs Office CAMP HUMPHREYS — When theTurbo One-Stop In and Out-processing Center officially opened inSeptember, two U.S. Army Area IIISupport Activity Soldiers rolled uptheir sleeves and got down to Sgt. 1st Class Roxbusiness. Vancourt checks “We work with various Area III personnel files atorganizations, tenant units and the Area III Turbopersonnel and finance specialists to get In- and Out-incoming Soldiers off to a good start,” processing Center.said Sgt. 1st Class Rox Vancourt. “We PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVISalso make it easier for Soldiers to out-process before leaving the area.” She and Staff Sgt. Melvin Henryturn on the lights at the beginning ofeach day and turn them off beforeleaving for the evening. In between,Soldiers arrive each day at 8:30 a.m.from Area III tenant units to be briefedon such important matters as pay orpersonnel issues, equipment issue orturn-in appointments and other Soldiers work on computers at the Area III Turbo In- and Out-Processing Center to update Staff Sgt. Melvin Henry collects personneladministrative matters all at one their military records. As many as 35 Soldiers can be processed each day. records before an in-processing briefing.location. “Before the Turbo One-Stop March. many as 35 Soldiers each day, has one-stop service centers.opened , Soldiers had to visit a lot of Warrant Officer Stacey-Anne computer workstations to help speed up “I can remember what it was likedifferent locations to in- or out- Gordon, chief personnel officer for the process. Many personnel and before one-stop in- and out-processingprocess,” said David Satterfield, Detachment B, 516th Personnel finance documents that were once became popular,” said Surgeon.administrative officer for the Area III Services Battalion calls the new center filled-out by hand can now be completed “Soldiers spent a lot of time walkingDirectorate of Personnel and a “one-shot, one-kill” deal. online at Army Web sites. around post trying to find all of theAdministration. “We have consol- “After Soldiers report to their unit, One-stop in-processing centers have places on their in-processing checklist.”idated most of those locations into one they are sent to the Turbo In- been popular at Army bases for some Though out-processing has not yetarea and Soldiers no longer have to processing Center to update their time, particularly in the United States. been consolidated, Area III Directorwalk all over post.” records, be briefed and get an Sgt. 1st Class William Surgeon, of Personnel Administration Jon The center is on the second floor appointment to draw their field gear,” newly assigned to the 1st Battalion, Grayson said ways are being soughtof building S-544 behind the Camp said Gordon. “They usually pick up 43rd Air Defense Artillery at Suwon to make out-processing easier.Humphreys Health Clinic, a three- their field gear the next day, and that’s Air Base from drill sergeant duty at “We are always looking for waysstory building that underwent a it.” Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., said to improve the process and make it$388,000 renovation beginning in The center, which can process as most bases he’s been assigned to have easier on Soldiers,” said Grayson.Newly arrived Soldiers asked to help prevent crimeSexual assault, human trafficking get special emphasis Fraudulent travel pay claims: Some Soldiers try to cheat theArea III Public Affairs Office sexual assaults and human trafficking,” government on claims for travel said Mitchell. “The message is, ‘Don’t expenses. He encouraged Soldiers to CAMP HUMPHREYS — Among do it.’” claim only expenses that can be verifiedthe stream of briefers at the new Turbo Mitchell told Soldiers about Army and and for which they may have receipts.In- and Out-processing Center is one U.S. Forces Korea policies to prevent Basic Allowance for Quarterswho hopes to keep Soldiers out of human trafficking, as well as the fraud: While in Korea, un-accompaniedtrouble during their stay in Korea. Republic of Korea government’s recent Soldiers continue to draw quarters Each weekday, an agent from the peninsula-wide initiative to halt allowance based upon a cost-of-livinglocal Criminal Investigation Division prostitution. index for location where their familytalks to newcomers about local crime He also told them that the drinking members reside in the U.S. PHOTO BY STEVE DAVIStrends, including travel pay and basic age for Soldiers both on- and off-post “Don’t falsely claim they live in a Special Agent Duane Mitchell briefs Soldiersquarters allowance fraud, black is now 21 due to a recent policy change. high-cost area when they really don’t,” at the Camp Humphreys in-processing center.marketing, drug use, sexual assault and “There is a clear connection between said Mitchell. “The consequences canhuman trafficking. drinking and sexual assaults,” said be serious.” assistance office for gift-giving limits. Agents rotate briefing duties, and on Mitchell, adding that sexual assaults Black marketing: Transferring Illegal drug use: Korean drugNov. 2, the briefer was Special Agent typically are initiated by someone the post exchange, commissary or mail stores are off-limits to Soldiers. MitchellDuane Mitchell, who urged Soldiers to victim knows, perhaps even a friend. order items to unauthorized Korean said some over-the-counter drugs mayavoid situations that may get them in He urged them to report other crimes citizens may violate the Status of Forces contain drugs that may cause a Soldiertrouble. sometimes committed by Soldiers. Agreement. Mitchell encouraged to test positive if given a random drug “The command is very clear about They include: Soldiers to consult their nearest legal test.
22 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Nov. 12, 2004 Area III The Morning Calm WeeklyNEWS & NOTES Youth Scene Pediatric DentistA pediatric dentist will be available at the Camp Spidermen, pixies fill halls with laughterHumphreys Dental Clinic from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov.18. Dental exams for children 12 and younger will be at first Army Family Housing Halloweenavailable on a limited basis. For appointments or more By Liz Juergens and one day I hope to be a singer,” Most surprisingly, some momsinformation, call the 618th Medical Detachment at Youth Scene reporter said Becky Almquist, 11. dressed as witches. Parents felt trick-753-6559. Kailea Greig, 12, dressed as a Pixy, or-treating this year was a positive and All-Star Soccer CAMP HUMPHREYS – The first- said, “Kids usually want to be enjoyable event for the entireA U.S.-KATUSA Soldiersoccer match will be 6 p.m. ever trick-or-treat at Camp something scary, but I wanted to be community.Thursday, pitting the area’s best American and Korean Humphreys’ Army Family Housing different.” “It was wonderful to see ourAugmentation to the U.S. Army players against each was a fun-filled night as kids eagerly While little boys dressed as neighbors throughout the buildingother. All Soldiers, civilians and family members are showed off their costumes while Spiderman and Batman, some young and meeting new families who hadinvited to attend and cheer for their favorite team. For running door-to-door and floor- to- girls posed as princesses and fairies. recently moved in. It made housinginformation, call 753-8810. floor receiving handfuls of candy. Jackie Holtorf, 3, was dressed as a seem more like a community instead The halls were filled with children, Unicorn. of just an apartment building,” saidThanksgiving Cooking Class laughing and having a wonderful time “I’m a horsey… maybe an acorn!” Carol Jessee. “As a parent I felt itLearn how to cook a Thanksgiving dinner at a cooking as their bags began to fill with candy. she said cutely when asked about her was very safe and a great time forclass being offered Nov. 19 at the Camp Humphreys Though family housing opened in costume. the children.”Army Community Service. Pre-registration is September 2003, a few families had Teens also participated in the Trick-or-treating in familyrequired. For information, call 753-8782. settled in by Halloween and the whole Halloween event. housing was a success and building was ready for spooks, goblins Melinda Prescott, 15, said the everyone is looking forward to other Class for Latchkey Kids and other characters this year. reason she dressed in a black butterfly holiday firsts at Army Family“Safe on My Own,” an American Red Cross class for “I dressed as Ashlee Simpson costume was, “I thought it was cute Housing.children ages 10-11 who sometimes spend time at because I look at her as a role model and original.”home by themselves after school while parents work,is being offered from 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 20 at theAmerican Red Cross. Cost is $10. Pre-registration is Nov. Spiritual Fitness Day set for Nov. 19required. For information, call 753-7172. Area III Public Affairs Office inspirational words from the chaplain, by the Children’s Choir of Suwon Retiree Spouse Briefing Soldiers and family members will Central Baptist Church. The concert CAMP HUMPHREYS — A stretch and then walk two miles begins at 1 p.m. at the CommunityThe Area III Retiree Council will host a benefits briefing Thanksgiving Spiritual Fitness Day will together. There will also be a cool-down Activities Center ballroom.for all spouses and widows of retirees 1-3 p.m. Nov. be held Nov. 19 to enhance the spiritual, stretch, prayer and fellowship with Participants are asked to wear21 at the Camp Humphreys Community Activities mental and physical strength of Area III entertainment, Ahn said. casual physical fitness uniforms orCenter. A health screening will also be available for Soldiers and family members. The second phase is a prayer clothes for the walkathon and casualretirees. For information, call 753-8401 Chaplain (Maj.) Matthew B. Ahn, Area luncheon that will be held from 11:30 civilian clothing or Battle Dress III command chaplain, said there will Officiating Clinic a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Camp Uniform for the prayer luncheon andArea III Morale, Welfare and Recreation will sponsor be three phases during the day. Humphreys Community Activities concert.a basketball officials and coaches clinic 10 a.m. The first phase will be a Spiritual Center ballroom. Hosted by the Area III “The Area III Unit Ministry Team isNov. 21 in the MWR conference room in building Fitness Walkathon beginning at 6:30 Chaplains Office, the luncheon will pleased to host these events,” Ahn said.252. For information, call 753-8810 or 753-8811. a.m. on Freedom Field next to Area III feature keynote speaker Rev. Billy Kim “The Spiritual Fitness Day is a great headquarters. from the Suwon Central Baptist Church. way to begin the Thanksgiving and Turk ey Trot slated urkey Trot Following remarks from an Area III Phase three of the Thanksgiving Christmas holidays. We invite the entireThe Turkey Trot five and 10-kilometer runs will be command group representative and Spiritual Fitness Day will be a concert community to participate.”8 a.m. Nov. 25 at the Camp Humphreys post gym. U.S. racquetballers enter Korean tournamentsRegistration begins at 7 a.m. For more information,call 753-8810. Turk urkey Area III Turk ey Bowl Area III Public Affairs Office Martori, playing in his first Korean “We were well-received by the KoreanThe Area III Turkey Bowl flag football games will be tournament (Ansan) was able to get to Racquetball Federation, the players, fansheld tentatively beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 25 at CAMP HUMPHREYS — Korean the finals of his mini bracket, defeating and the local community,” Cruz said.Soldiers Park on Camp Humphreys. Teams from racquetballers are getting some “foreign” two players along the way before “They were very patient with the languageCamp Humphreys, Camps Eagle and Long, and Suwon competition from three Americans aching succumbing to the mini bracket barrier, and the atmosphere was warmAir Base will complete. For more information, call for some good tournament play. champion. He then beat the other main and friendly.”753-8810. Master Sgt. Michael Martori, bracket runners-up to claim fourth Cruz gave a special thanks to Lee Sang- Department of Defense civilian Stuart (Bronze) place overall in red division. In soo, the Korean Racquetball Association Tours USO Tours “Curly” Karmelin, and Miriam Cruz the Anyang event, Martori was given a staffmember who invited the AmericansThe following tours have been scheduled by USO became the first U.S. personnel to take bye for the first round, won his second and helped them register.In-Country Leisure Travel. For details, call 753-6281. part in racquetball tournaments sponsored round match and then lost in the round of Karmelin said “it was great to play with! DMZ and tunnel tour, Nov. 20 by the Korean Racquetball Federation in 16. our Korean hosts.”! Yoju pottery tour, Nov. 20 Ansan and Anyang Oct. 23 and 30. The Karmelin lost his first match (Ansan) “One thing that sticks out in my mind! Mt. Kwanak hiking tour, Nov. 21 tournaments were the 2004 Ansan placing him in the consolation, green is the crowd,” he said. “Though they had! Jeju Island tour, Nov. 25-27 Racquetball championships and 2004 division. He then proceeded to get his favorites, they still cheered for anyone! Seoul Land Amusement Park, Nov. 28 Anyang Racquetball Championships. game going and completed four straight who played well. All of us ended up with Martori, from the 557th Military Police victories to obtain first (Gold) place in the some fans of our own.” Hometown News Releases Company, and Karmelin, from the 501st green division. Karmelin was also given a Martori called playing in a KoreanPromotions, reassignments, awards and participation Signal Company at Camp Humphreys, first round bye in the Anyang tournament. Racquetball Federation tournamentin major field training exercises or sports events entered the Men’s red division, which had He then won his next 2 round matches “fantastic.”are important activities in a Soldier’s career that 24 participants in Ansan and the B Division before losing in the quarterfinals. “Racquetball is an internationalcan be recognized in a hometown newspaper. Let with 41 participants in Anyang. Cruz, Cruz played in a round-robin at Ansan language,” he said. “The players and staffthe folks back home know. Submit a signed DD from 8th Army G-3 Resource against the other six players within her at both locations were fantastic.”Form 2266, Hometown News Release, to the Area Management at Yongsan, entered the division. She defeated five of the six All three players said they are lookingIII Pubic Affairs Office, Building S-728, at Camp women’s white division with seven other players to receive second (Silver) place forward to the next competition andHumphreys. For more information, call 753-8847. female participants in Ansan, but was not in the white division. It was her first encourage other players to attend with available for the Anyang tournament. tournament. them.
The Morning Calm Weekly Area III Nov. 12, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 23Soldiers attack tobacco habit ‘Right Arm’ night planned‘Great American Smoke-out’ sets tone for local prevention program Unit commanders invited to honor the person they depend on the mostArea III Public Affairs Office classes. Area III Public Affairs Office “The tobacco cessation classes CAMP HUMPHREYS — His five- help people identify triggers and CAMP HUMPHREYS — Anyear-old neice was the one who develop strategies to kick the habit,” Area III “Right Arm Night” will bebegged Spc. Peter Hilger to stop she said. “There are behavior held 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at the newlysmoking. modification techniques introduced in opened Commander ’s Community “While I was on leave in the States, our tobacco cessation class that may Center to honor the peopleshe kept bugging me to stop,” said help people who are trying to quit.” commanders depend on the most. PHOTO BY STEVE DAVISHilger, a 377th Medical Company Anke provides counseling, “This is the inaugural event at the The Commander’s Community Center acrosssupply specialist who had been coordination of care and follow-up for Commander’s Community Center,” from Zoeckler in building 1243 awaitssmoking off-and-on for more than 17 clients on medication regimes that said Area III Commander Michael remodeling before “Right Arm Night,” itsyears. “My father, aunt and uncle had may include nicotine patches, Zyban J . Ta l i e n t o J r. “ I e n c o u r a g e a l l inaugural event.all died of cancer and I figured I ought or gum, as prescribed by their medical commanders, directors and leadersto quit before it happened to me.” provider. in the area to invite and escort that across from Zoeckler Station is Hilger, who admits that he still “One of the best ways to stop is to one person they depend on the most being painted and decorated for usestruggles to beat the tobacco habit, attend our classes and form a support in completing their mission.” by the community.sought help at the Camp Humphreys group with others who are trying to Refreshments will be served. Frace said the building is a muchHealth Clinic. stop,” said Torres. “It’s easier to quit Area III Command Sgt. Maj. needed addition to the community. Preventive Medicine Coordinator if you have others to support you.” Robert R. Frace said it should be “We have needed a place to holdMarci Torres said Soldiers and Torres advises to “set the stage” in interesting just to see who is small gatherings,” he said.authorized civilians and family order to stop the tobacco habit. That considered the “Right Arm” person Most events, regardless of size,members can participate in smoking includes listing reasons to quit, setting in each unit, directorate or staff are currently held at one of thecessation classes at the clinic. a target date, beginning an exercise section. clubs on Camp Humphreys or at the “The ‘Great American Smokeout’ program, drinking plenty of water, and “This is a great way to recognize Community Activities Center.on Nov. 18 is a great time to make a tapering off gradually. those Soldiers and civilians F r a c e s a i d t h e C o m m a n d e r ’sdecision to stop smoking or chewing. “We can teach you how to handle without whose help we could not Community Center will beWe can help,” said Torres, who works urges, handle stress and form new get the mission done,” said Frace. maintained and operated by Area IIIwith Community Health Nurse Maj. habits,” said Torres. “With support, “It’s also a great opportunity to Morale, Welfare and Recreation.Kirsten Anke to counsel clients on it is entirely possible to quit.” generate camaraderie and Units and other organizationstobacco cessation. Tobacco cessation classes are community spirit.” that wish to use the center should Torres, who coordinates 18th offered at 3 p.m. every Tuesday at The Commander ’s Community call the Camp HumphreysMedical Command health education the Camp Humphreys Health Clinic. Center in building 1243 near the Community Activities Center atprograms for Area III, facilitates the For more information, call 753-7657. Flaming Dragon dining facility 753-8855.
Nov. 12, 2004 Nov. Page 25527th MI Bn. takes 8th Army football tourneyMistakes doom touchdown drive. On the ensuing drive, the 36th had a chance to put themselves up again by36th Signal Bn. two touchdowns, but another penalty wiped away the opportunity. With little time remaining in the firstBy Cpl. Oh Dong-keun half, the 36th marched down the fieldArea IV Public Affairs Office neutralizing the defense with their option offense. A play that appeared to be a 36th CAMP WALKER – Some of the touchdown was called back when a flagArmy’s best athletes in Korea gathered was thrown on the offensive line, takingin Area IV Nov. 4 through Saturday to the touchdown away.determine who deserves peninsulawide As the second half started,bragging rights in flag football. momentum shifted to the 527th after The 2004 8th U.S. Army company- quarterback Gregory Dunn threw a 5-level flag football championship, held at yard touchdown pass to tie the game atCamp Walker’s Kelly Field, drew eight 12 each.teams, the best two teams from each Not wanting to disappoint the home-area. The double-elimination tournament field crowd, the 36th mounted a seven-featured some fierce competition with play, 64-yard touchdown drive,a home-team favorite falling in a closely following an acrobatic interception atcontested championship game. their 16-yard line, preventing a potential A two-point conversion and 527th touchdown.imprudent penalties were the key factors The 36th couldn’t quite seal the gameas Company A, 527th Military PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAM with the touchdown, though, as theyIntelligence Battalion from Camp A 36th Signal Battalion defender misses the flags but manages to slow down Brian Vassalli, failed to cash in the two-pointHumphreys captured the championship Company A, 527th Military Intelligence Battalion, during the 8th Army flag football championship conversion, leaving a breathing room forafter a come-from-behind victory over game Saturday at Camp Walker’s Kelly Field. 527th to catch up.Headquarters and Headquarters The 36th got off to a strong start in the 527th. The 527th was able to get After their 65-yard kickoff return forDetachment, 36th Signal Battalion from the championship game after scoring back in the game before halftime, a potential game-tying touchdown hadCamp Walker 20-18 Saturday morning. two quick touchdowns, thanks to a few however, after a 15-yard personal foul been called back for an illegal blockingThe 527th finished the tournamentundefeated. long passes and a couple of penalties on penalty on the 36th kept alive a 45-yard See “Football” on Page 26 Consular services Snack Time Supervisors offered in Busan CAMP WALKER — U.S. Embassy officers will be at the American Corner in the Busan Metropolitan Simin Library 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Nov. 22 – 23 to provide consular services. American citizens who wish to file applications or get more information about passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, Federal Benefits, voting information and notarials, may come in during this time. For more information, check out their Web site at www.asktheconsul.org. Winter Formal set for Dec. 11 at Evergreen CAMP WALKER — The 19th Theater Support Command will host a Winter Formal 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Evergreen Community Club. The event is open to all Soldiers and civilian employees in Area IV. The cost is $25 per person, which includes meal and entertainment. The uniform for military personnel will be Mess Dress Blues, Class A’s with white shirt and PHOTO BY SGT. OHN SANG-JOON bow tie or tuxedo with bow tie for men and About 30 children from Seogang Preschool in Gyeongsan City look on as Kim Hui-chun, a cook at the Camp Carroll Child Development Center, long or short formal evening dress for women. prepares snacks during a tour of the installation Nov. 3. The preschoolers and three teachers also visited the Camp Carroll fire station and For more information or to purchase a ticket, physical fitness center. It was the first visit to the installation by a group from the school. call Sgt. Maj. Shirley Kerlygan at 768-7423.
Nov. 12, 200426 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly NEWS & NOTES Football penalty on the return, 527th kept the going to go to him in the final moments from Page 25 especially glad that we could have both Mayoral Elections momentum on the re-kick, with the help of the game,” Cummings said. “I was teams down from Area I where a lot of Mayoral elections for Camps Walker and George of yet another 36th 15-yard penalty. After happy to get there at the right time.” Soldiers have been deployed.” are currently taking place until Monday. The Area tying the score on the drive, the 527th “I think this is great,” said Command Headquarters and Headquarters IV Army Community Service is taking nominations scored the two-point conversion, which Sgt. Maj. David Thomas, 527th Military Service, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery through today. Candidates and voters must be made the difference on the scoreboard. Intelligence Battalion, who traveled to Regiment from Camp Stanley in Area I, residents of their respective installations, and 18 The play that really sealed the game, Daegu with a group of Soldiers to watch took third place after losing to eventual- years of age or older. Ballots and ballot boxes are although it didn’t appear on the scoreboard, the game. “I am very happy for them finalist, Headquarters and Headquarters located at the Area IV Army Community Service came after the last scoring drive. and proud of them for achieving the feat. Detachment, 36th Signal Battalion. on Camp Henry, Post Exchange and commissary On their last chance to turn the game We just got done winning the 8th Army Other units invited to participate in on Camp Walker. A ballot box is located at Taegu around, the 36th threw a desperate pass soccer, and now we have won football. the tournament were Headquarters and American School. For more information, call deep to left corner of 527th territory. It’s great.” Headquarters Company, 2nd Infantry Cindy Bisacre at 768-7232. Safety Isaac Cummings came all the way According to Darryl Chandler, facility Division, Camp Red Cloud; from the other side of the field to make a director for Camp Walker’s Kelly Gym, Headquarters and Headquarters Quartermaster Ball dramatic interception to end the game. the tournament was a chance to see some Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation The 3rd Annual Association of Quartermasters – “I would have to say (the of the best athleticism in Korea. It also Regiment, K-16 Air Base, Sungnam; Busan Chapter Quartermaster Ball will be 6 p.m. interception) by Sergeant Cummings was an injury-free event. Headquarters and Headquarters today at the Paradise Hotel in Busan. Cost is $35 was the play that got us the “It was a great tournament,” Chandler Company, 18th Medical Command, per person. For more information, call 2nd Lt. championship today,” said Owen said, who served as the tournament Yongsan Garrison; Company G, 52nd Erin Meyer at 763-7881. Ryckman, a defensive lineman for the director. “We were able to see some of Aviation Regiment, Yongsan Garrison; 527th. “He has been a great player all the best Soldier athletes the Korean and Headquarters and Headquarters Tent Camp Carroll Tent Sale year, and he came through when we peninsula has to offer. We had some Company, 307th Signal Battalion, Camp The Camp Carroll Post Exchange is hosting a tent needed him.” superb play from players who made me Carroll. sale 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. today and Saturday at the “I knew (the 36th) had been picking wonder why they aren’t somewhere E-mail email@example.com Post Exchange parking lot. The sale will feature on our cornerback, so I knew they were making millions of dollars. I was SSSC items and other various items. For more information, call the post exchange at 765-8330. Commissar y Schedule All Area IV commissaries, including Daegu, Camp Carroll, Busan and Chinhae, will be open Nov. 22 for early Thanksgiving shopping and closed Nov. 25-26. Check local commissaries for operational hours. 5-Kilometer Fun Walk Run and Walk The Area IV Equal opportunity will be celebrating the Indian/Alaskan Native Heritage Month with a 5K Fun Run/Walk 8 a.m. Dec. 4 at Camp Carroll gym. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. For more information, call Master Sgt. Matthew Delay at 768-8972, Sgt. 1st Class Monte Tartt at 768- 6764, or Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Buxton at 768-8542. Tree Christmas Tree Lighting The Area IV Christmas tree lighting ceremony will PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAM be 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Camp Walker Soldier Matthew Bing, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 36th Signal Battalion catches a pass as Brian Vassalli and another defender from Company Memorial Chapel. For more information, call A, 527th Military Intelligence Battalion sandwich him during the 8th Army flag football championship game Saturday at Camp Walker’s Kelly Field. Chaplain (Maj.) Richard Bendorf at 764-5455. Fund Raising Opportunity The Taegu Spouses Association is offering an Commissary scholarship program enters fifth year opportunity for approved organizations to raise money Defense Comissary Agency is also available at the program Web site. should be proud – and we hope the fifth by wrapping gifts at the Camp Walker Post Exchange Applications, which must include an essay anniversary year will be the best yet!” in December. The money raised will be returned to CAMP WALKER — The fifth year on how the heightened awareness of The scholarship program is open to the organizations. Family Readiness Groups will have of Scholarships for Military Children is terrorism has impacted the student’s life, unmarried children under the age of 21 priority. Applications are available at the Apple Tree. open for business. Administered by are due back at the commissary by close (23 if enrolled in school) of active duty For more information, call Jaime Dixon at 768- Fisher House Foundation and funded by of business Feb.16, 2005. At least one personnel, Reserve, Guard and retired 7810. the manufacturers and industry $1,500 scholarship will be awarded at every military. Eligibility will be determined supporting commissaries, the program commissary location with qualified using the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Scholarship Available has awarded over $3 million through applicants. “Last year we had one Reporting System (DEERS) database. Applications for the Scholarship for Military Children nearly 2,000 scholarships to the sons outstanding winner for each of the four Applicants should ensure that they, as Program are available at Area IV commissaries. and daughters of active duty service commissaries in Area IV,” said Mr. Esperas. well as their sponsor, are currently Completed applications are due at the commissaries members, Guard and Reserve members, “The Scholarships for Military enrolled in the DEERS database and have by Feb. 16. For more information, call Alan Esperas and military retirees. Children program has become a major a current ID card. at 764-5310 or visit www.militaryscholar.org. Applications for the 2005 program are community event for commissaries The applicant must be planning to available at all Area IV commissaries since its inception five years ago,” said attend, or already attending, an Travel During Cur few Curfew (Taegu, Camp Carroll, Pusan and Patrick B. Nixon, chief executive officer accredited college or university full-time Travel between installations and to or from residence Chinhae), according to store director, Alan for the Defense Commissary Agency. in the fall term of 2005, or enrolled in a and or workplace during curfew hours is authorized Esperas. Applications are also available “The program awarded 500 scholarships program of studies designed to transfer for all U.S. servicemembers and civilian workforce online at http://www.militaryscholar.org in 2004 and ceremonies were held in directly into a four-year program. according to Paragraph 3 d. (4) of USFK Fragmentary and a link to the program will be on http:// commissaries worldwide in honor of The scholarship program can also Order #05-01 (Updated Force Protection www.commissaries.com, the DeCA Web these outstanding students. The industry accept public donations at http:// Enhancements). site. Eligibility and other detailed information members who support this program www.militaryscholar.org.
Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly 27 Nov. 12, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweeklyKorean military academy cadets visit Camp WalkerBy Cpl. Oh Dong-keun opportunity to establish a sense of partnership betweenArea IV Public Affairs Office the U.S. and the ROK,” said Capt. Matthew J. Bowman, heliport commander. “I wanted to show CAMP WALKER – In recognizing the need for them today what we do and that we are excited to befuture Republic of Korea Army officers to be familiar here and to be working with them for their country.”with American culture and how U.S. Army operates, At the commissary, the cadets were awed by thethe Korea Third Military Academy conducted a field selection of items it had and how much support thetrip to Camp Walker Nov. 3 for its senior and junior U.S. Soldiers receive for their overall welfare.cadets. “It is very hard to find this kind of support facility The commissioned officers of Republic of Korea for Soldiers in Korea,” said Sagong Chang, a seniorArmy play a large role in military alliance between cadet. “The camp even has a golf course. I wasKorea and the United States. Many of them are assigned surprised by the overall cleanliness and how nice the PHOTO BY CPL. OH DONG-KEUNto the 8th U.S. Army Republic of Korea Support Group, facilities were. I believe these kinds of facilities will Capt. Park Jeong-yong, a professor at the Korea 3rd Militarythe Republic of Korea Army unit that serves as a liaison boost the Soldiers’ morale, and I envy them.” Academy and senior cadet Seo Joon-sub look on as Kim Kyo-between the two armies, or many other units that work Cadets said that this opportunity to experience U.S. heon, Korea Theater Network Operation Security Center explainsclosely with their U.S. counterparts. military and American culture opened their eyes and about the equipment. “We planned this trip to give the cadets a better will help them understand and work together with theirunderstanding of American culture and what the U.S. American counterparts.military does in Korea,” said Christina Choi, an English The first stop for the cadets was at the Headquarters “I have learned a lot today,” said senior cadet Seoinstructor at the Academy. She planned and organized and Headquarters Detachment, 36th Signal Battalion. Joon-sub. “I think there is a big difference betweenthis trip with the help from her father, Choi Moon- They were welcomed by Maj. Mark R. Schonberg, having this kind of experience and not having one. Mychul, chief of Supply and Service Division for the Area who emphasized the importance of the cadets’ future understanding of U.S. military and its members hasIV Support Activity Directorate of Public Works, who role in the joint forces. improved and I will be glad to work with them in theis a retired U.S. Army sergeant major. “I also hope “We cannot operate nor complete missions without future.”that the trip would give them a chance to practice the support from Korean people and the government,” According to Capt. Kim Jin-joon, a professor at thetheir English skills.” Schonberg said. “So I would like to ask for your Academy, the school would like to continue to give its The 24 cadets and six professors who participated support in the future, when you become unit cadets the opportunity to experience U.S. military andin the trip had a chance to visit various facilities on the commanders, in our partnership.” American culture by visiting the installations.installation including the Korea Theater Network The theme continued as the cadets visited the The Korea Third Military Academy is located inOperation Security Center, Headquarters and heliport where they had an opportunity to see a UH-60 Yeongcheon, near Daegu, and was founded inHeadquarters Detachment, 36th Signal Battalion, Blackhawk helicopter inside and out and witnessed a 1968.Walker Army Heliport (H-805), and the Camp Walker helicopter landing.commissary. “I hope this trip gives us and the cadets an E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Area IV Nov. 12, 200428 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm WeeklyProject to emphasize national anthem awarenessBy Samantha L. Quigley Between the project’s launch and its conclusion, the silencing of America, Mahlmann said. And schoolAmerican Forces Press Service Mahlmann said, a grassroots movement will try to is where most polled in the Harris survey indicated reach students, teachers and communities. The that, if they knew the song, is where they learned it. WASHINGTON – They may not see much by movement is being fostered by partnerships of “Our concern … is that school music programsthe dawn’s early light, but apparently well over half American organizations that should be concerned are under fire and being cut. And that — in schoolof all Americans are completely in the dark when it about this program, he said. Currently, those music programs — is where people learn songs,comes to the words of the national anthem, organizations include the Defense Department, Disney, including patriotic songs like the national anthem,”according to a Harris Interactive Survey of 2,204 the Girl Scouts, the American Legion, A&E and the Mahlmann said. “That’s not happening. People aren’tAmericans. History Channel. learning the words.” An ABC news poll also showed that roughly 38 “We’re looking for a grassroots campaign, first of The cuts are a double whammy, as patriotic musicpercent of American teens didn’t know the actual name all. And then we’re looking for activities to take this carries with it a great deal of American history, heof the nation’s official song. It’s “The Star-Spangled program on the road to communities throughout the added.Banner,” if you weren’t sure. nation, where we can encourage Americans to sing Five percent, of those polled in the Harris survey In 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed a bill and participate and learn the words,” Mahlmann said. claim to have learned the song at a sporting event.officially making the poem — written by Francis Scott Of course, he said, classroom and music teachers are This is curious, Mahlmann said, because sportingKey in 1814 and set to music by John Stafford Smith being encouraged to participate. events are where it is the most apparent that the lyrics— the United States’ national anthem. But it seems that, One effort to promote the re-endearment of “The are eluding most Americans.for various reasons, America has lost its voice, said Star-Spangled Banner” is already complete. “Liberty For “It seemed … a very obvious fact that when youJohn J. Mahlmann, executive director of the National All: A Musical Journey” is a compact disk of patriotic go to sporting events, people don’t sing the nationalAssociation for Music Education, which still uses the music and American history. Introduced by retired Army anthem or when you see people at the Olympics withacronym MENC from a prior name of the organization. Gen. Tommy Franks, the music is performed by “The their awards ceremonies, they’re not singing the America apparently has been at a loss for words President’s Own” Marine Corps Band. national anthem,” he said.for quite a while, Mahlmann said Nov. 4 in an interview Mahlmann said the band was chosen in part because “When America is under crisis, as we were on 9/with the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press it is the oldest of the service bands, dating back to the 11, we saw what Congress did immediately: They wentService. He and MENC are launching “The National 1700s. Proceeds from the sale of the CD will benefit on the steps of the Capitol and sang,” he said. Song isAnthem Project” to reverse the trend. The national Anthem Project and the Marine Corps a unifying force that encourages appreciation of what The project is set to launch March 10, in conjunction Scholarship Foundation. people have, he added.with the PBS airing of “The 21st World’s Largest Some claim that the national anthem is not known “It’s something that brings our emotions and ourConcert.” The WLC, performed by 8 million to 10 million because it’s difficult to sing. “I think it’s difficult to values together through song and through spirit andchildren, will end with “The Star-Spangled Banner.” sing, but on the other hand, that’s why we have music America’s soul,” Mahlmann said. “And so our goalMahlmann and his staff are hoping to get servicemembers teachers,” Mahlmann said. “And our campaign is going and our mission through that activity of singing seemedin Iraq to participate by singing the anthem, he said. to help Americans overcome that and be able to sing to be an appropriate time to focus on our national The project is set to culminate in 2007 with a “record- the national anthem, as they should.” anthem, which again, because of people not knowingsetting” performance of the national anthem in Washington. School budget cuts share a measure of blame in the words, we should encourage.”
Nov.12, 200430 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily “Oh-nuel joong-yo-hahn yahk-sohk ee-suem-nee-dah.” “I have an important appointment today.” Language Instructor Minsook Kwon Word of the week ‘yahk-sohk’ The phrase of the week “Do you have an appointment this weekend?” Ee-buhn joo-mahl-ae yahk-sohk ee-sue-sae-yo ? this weekend - an appointment Do you have ? Conversation of the week Ee-buhn joo-mahl-ae yahk-sohk ee-sue-sae-yo? Nae. Noo-goo-hah-go-yo? Cheen-goo-hah-go-yo. Uh-dee gah-sheel-guh-yae-yo? (Guek-jahng)-ae-yo.