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    • The Peninsula-Wide News Publication Volume 2, Issue No. 24 No. 24 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA April 2, 2004Signal Soldiers do part during RSOIStory by Alex Harrington home. The tents themselves were in Sgt. Scott Vinger, platoon sergeant, Company B. “We1st Signal Brigade Public Affairs Office good condition despite the faded olive drab color raised the radio antennas in an hour and a half, and it affected by many years of use, added by Korea’s harsh took only three hours to set up the sleeping and mess YONGIN — At the break of dawn, Soldiers from weather that constantly tested their durability against tents.”Company B, 304th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade hot summers, torrential rains, gushing winds and Vinger accredited the speedy camp set up to thedeparted to Hill 448, near Yongin, to setup and maintain below-freezing winters. But all that didn’t Soldier’s high morale and their anticipation to deploya tactical communications site in support of Reception, matter to the new occupants who considered their out to the field.Staging, Onward Movement and Integration exercise, new home adequate for their mission on Hill 448. “When you have Soldiers who are excited aboutreferred to as RSO and I. One could agree why going out to the field they tend to function above From their home station at Camp Long, located near Company B picked Hill 448 to be their site for RSO normal standards, compared to those individuals whoYongin, the convoy drove more than 70 kilometers, and I ‘04. The hilltop site had an open area surrounded are not too keen to going out to the field, which isapproximately 43 miles, to the Korean hilltop without by trees, which overlooked Yongin Pine Resort, a evident by their slow pace and lack of enthusiasm toincident. favorite ski haven for many Koreans. get the job done,” said the 33-year-old from San Once the company arrived, they hastily initiated the Antonio.setting up phase at their signal site in preparation for The team members pulled their own weight to ensure During the exercise, the Soldiers enjoyed theRSO and I 2004. they were ready to go within a few hours to receive opportunity to use the training they received back in Soldiers pulled tarps over tent frames, fastened ropes and relay signal shots to adjacent units. garrison to further hone each one’s skills in hisand drove in stakes to secure the general purpose tent “I have never seen such a quick setup at any exercise See Signal on Page 4that the 304th Signal Battalion used for its temporary during my time, especially on this hilltop,” said Staff MPs work with South Koreans during RSO and I Story, photos by Pfc. Alex Licea 8th Military Police Brigade Public Affairs Office YONGCHON — Soldiers assigned to the 57th Military Police, 728th Military Police Battalion operated an international transfer point on the Republic of Korea’s 1117th Military Engineering unit compound, east of Daegu, as part of this year’s Foal Eagle and Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration exercise. The annual exercise is a Combined Forces Command event with focuses in all aspects of the CFC’s mission and involves participation from both U.S. and South Korean forces. See Police on Page 4 Pvt. Brian McCoy, (left) 57th Military Police Company, 728th MP Battalion military policeman, searches a role-playing enemy prisoner of war during this year’s Foal Eagle and Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Intergration exercise near Daegu. What ’s inside... INSIDE Air Force keeps Korean-American Area III pulls Civilians don Perpoints, Dollars & Sense, Blotter....................Page 2 Army flying women gather to weight during BDUs, join the Movies...................Page 14 in Korea worship RSO&I ‘04 battle Chaplain................Page 15 MWR Events...........Page 18 See Page 5 See Page 9 See Page 22 See Page 25 Korean Language....Page 30
    • MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 2 April 2, 2004Optional program gives Soldiers alternative175th Finance Command rate that is offered is equal to currency dealers at off post money exchanges. The Korean won is then electronically paid to the landlord’s bank account, or to the Soldiers residing off post have typically spent hours each month paying their landlord’s agent if designated. Under the ARC program, rent is always paid on timerent. The majority of Soldiers obtained dollars from the bank, credit union or whether the Soldier is home or away for his or her duty station.automatic teller machines, made a conversion to won at a currency dealer, and This program is open to newly assigned Soldiers who will reside off base andpaid their rent to either their landlord or realtor. those already in existing leases. To participate, the Soldier completes Finance The Automatic Rent Collection program is an optional program available to Command Form 2 along with the optional assignment of payment form whenArmy Soldiers living off post that offers a convenient method of paying their payment is to be made to the landlord’s agent. A 30 day window for processingmonthly rent during their tour of duty in Korea. Under ARC, the finance office must be allowed to ensure time to start or stop payments.collects exactly enough dollars from the Soldier’s pay account to pay the rent by See Rent on Page 4converting dollars to won at a favorable exchange rate. In most cases the exchangePersonnel Points: College Transcripts must be recognized by DoEArmy News Service using the example memorandum located with the Promotion work centers are authorized to use the implementation guidance at https:// validated education assessment to compute and award WASHINGTON — Starting this month, Soldiers w w w. p e r s c o m o n l i n e . a r m y. m i l / s e l e c t / promotion points in accordance with Army Regulationappearing before the promotion board are authorized CivEdProcedure.htm. 600-8-19.to receive promotion points using only one civilian Soldiers on the recommended list must comply no Deployed Soldiers whose promotion packets containeducation transcript. Grade slips and student generated later than April 26 with the one civilian education multiple civilian education transcripts are promotiononline reports may also be used to award promotion transcript policy and provide the appropriate document eligible with their current promotion score until thepoints for additional courses. to the promotion work center by doing one of the 61st day after redeployment. All civilian education documents must be from an following: However, promotion work centers must notify theU.S. Department of Education recognized nationally ! Consolidate all college credits onto one transcript. soldiers in writing, immediately, of the requirement byor regionally accredited institution. Student generated ! Submit a transcript and grade slips or a student using the example notification memorandum locatedonline reports must include the valid education generated online reports for additional courses not with the implementation guidance at https://institution URL. An example is http://www.cis.ctc.edu. posted on the transcript. w w w. p e r s c o m o n l i n e . a r m y. m i l / s e l e c t /Soldiers on the recommended list before April 2004 ! Soldiers who have multiple transcripts and are CivEdProcedure.htm.who are not incompliance with the new civilian not currently enrolled with a college or university may The updated MILPER message 04-076 can beeducation requirement must have been notified by the submit their transcripts to the education center for accessed at http://perscomnd04.army.mil/promotion work center no later than March 19 by assessment. milpermsgs.nsf. Courts-Martial advice, reviews the case and considers matters submitted review and action. The convening authority can never 2003, Edwards went absent without leave from his unit, by the accused and his counsel. Neither the findings increase the punishment adjudged by the court. Before fled Korea, and returned to the Fort Stewart, Ga., areaUnited States v. Williams nor sentence is final until the convening authority takes taking action, the convening authority receives legal where he got a job as a stock manager at a local groceryOn Feb. 25, an Army general court-martial held at Camp action. advice, reviews the case and considers matters submitted store. He was doing this job when the Fort StewartHumphreys found Pvt. Bobby T. Williams, Headquarter by the accused and his counsel. Neither the findings Criminal Investigative Division apprehended him.and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense United States v. Reyes nor sentence is final until the convening authority takes A military judge, sitting as a general court-martial,Artillery Regiment, guilty of 17 specifications of larceny An Army general court-martial held at Camp Humphreys action sentenced Edwards to be reduced in grade to E-1, 15and three specifications of forgery. March 23 found Pvt. James Reyes, 568th Medical months confinement and a bad conduct discharge.In late November 2003, Williams committed the offenses Company, 52nd Medical Battalion, guilty of two United States v. Edwards Edwards had already served 70 days in pretrialof larceny when he stole the automatic teller machine specifications of indecent assault. Reyes was found not On March 23, at an Army general court-martial held at confinement that time will be credited against the finaland credit cards from three Soldiers at Suwon Air Base, guilty of an additional specification of sodomy by force Camp Humphreys, Staff Sgt. Charles A. Edwards, 348th approved sentence. The military judge also granted 10including that of his roommate. He used the ATM and without consent. Quartermaster Company, pled guilty to committing days Article 13 credit for the conditions of confinementcredit cards to withdraw cash from an ATM machine and Reyes committed the first specification of indecent $21,000 in basic allowance for housing fraud against the while Edwards was held in pretrial confinement in amake numerous purchases from the base exchange and assault in September 2003 when he touched one of his United States and one specification of absent without local county jail at the behest of military authorities.Korean retailers in Songtan, outside of Osan Air Base. In fellow soldiers who was sleeping in the barracks. He leave ended by apprehension. Edwards committed the This time will be credit to the approved sentence.this way, Williams stole more than $1,000 worth of cash committed the second specification of indecent assault larceny of government funds when he provided a falsified The case must now go to the convening authority forand merchandise. The military judge sentenced Williams in November 2003 when he fondled the genitals of Department of Defense Form 5960 to finance when he review and action. The convening authority can neverto be confined for three years, reduced in grade to E-1, another soldier while that soldier was sleeping in the inprocessed into Korea in March 2003. increase the punishment adjudged by the court. Beforeand to receive a bad conduct discharge. As a result of barracks. Both crimes occurred at Camp Humphreys. In the document, he fraudulently claimed that his wife taking action, the convening authority receives legala pretrial agreement, Williams will serve no more than The court found that Reyes committed both of these and children were living in San Francisco. Edwards was advice, reviews the case and considers matters submitted18 months of the three-year sentence. acts with the intent to gratify his lust and was thus guilty not entitled to receive such BAH because he and his ex- by the accuseds and their counsel. Neither the findingsThe case must now go to the convening authority for of indecent assault. The military judge sentenced Reyes wife had divorced in 2000 and he was not providing any nor sentence are final until the convening authorityreview and action. The convening authority can never to be confined for two years, reduced in grade to E-1 child support for his children. In addition, his ex-wife takes action.increase the punishment adjudged by the court. Before and to receive a Bad Conduct Discharge. and children were still residing in Savannah, Ga. Whentaking action, the convening authority receives legal The case must now go to the convening authority for confronted with evidence of BAH fraud in November Published by IMA-Korea Region Morning Calm Printed by Oriental Press This Army newspaper is an authorized Installation Management Agency-Korea Region Printed by Oriental Press, a age, marital status, physical publication for members of the private firm in no way connected handicap, political affiliation, or Department of Defense. Contents of The Director/Publisher Brig. Gen. John A. Macdonald with the U.S. Government, under any other non-merit factor of the Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily Public Affairs Officer Stephen Oertwig exclusive written contract with purchaser, user or patron. If a official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. the Contracting Command- violation or rejection of this equal Editor Sgt. Andrew Kosterman Korea. 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    • MORNING CALMThe Morning Calm Weekly Page April 2, 2004 3NEWS & NOTES Why Korea is becoming the Duty Assignment of Choice AFCEA Scholarships Soldiers of theHigh school seniors majoring in engineering, 527th Militaryinformation technology, computer sciences Intelligenceand other related fields are eligible for five Battalion at$1,000 scholarships from the Seoul Armed Zoeckler Station,Forces Communications and Electronics C a m pAssociation Chapter. Seniors from any Humphreys, useDepartment of Defense Dependent Schools one of the newin South Korea are eligible. Army KnowledgeSchool counselor offices have application Online computerpackets, or students may contact Easter Bruce, labs beingAFCEA director of scholarships, at 011-9671- established0148 or e-mail Bruceev@usfk.korea.army.mil. across the SouthScholarship applications and supporting Korea. Many of thedocuments are due by noon April 15. Students labs will be openwill be notified by April 20. 24 hours a day, seven days a week Three on Three to accommodate Basketball Jam shift workers,The Pi Eta Zeta Chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta officials said.Sorority Inc. and the Alpha Omega SigmaChapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. aresponsoring their first Blue and White Three COURTSEY PHOTOon Three Basketball Jam April 17 at the CampCasey Carey Fitness Center.Registration will be held 10-11 a.m. Theentry fee is $12 per team (minimum of threepersons). AKO lab construction nears completion Spc. Nicole M. Robus computers. Hours of operation will be U.S. Forces Korea network accounts.Proceeds will go toward their annual IMA-Korea Region Public Affairs Office determined by the units responsible for their AKO lab users will log on using theirscholarship fund. For more information call, AKO labs. AKO lab monitors will be assigned U.S. Forces Korea network accountAmy Barnes at 016-891-5945 or Olivia Taplin Construction of Army Knowledge Online designated by their units for each AKO lab user name and password and domain. AKOat 011-9671-2515. labs across South Korea is nearing to cover all hours of operation, officials said. lab users will not share user names, Vocalists Band Seeks V ocalists completion. Many different offices came together to passwords or domains with others. UsersThe 8th United States Army Band is looking First Signal Brigade will install 115 labs in make the Army Knowledge Online labs a newly assigned or that do not currently havefor vocalists. Installation Management Agency-Korea reality for soldiers in the Korean theater of an USFK network account may contact theirP erformance areas ar eas include: Region areas. Area I will get 49 AKO labs, operations. unit information management officers,! High profile command social events with 441 computers and 49 printers. Area “The Regional Chief Information Office, officials stated.! Classical or popular music with the Concert II will see 24 labs with 252 computers and 1st Signal Brigade, Regional Engineer TheAKO labs initiative will allow SoldiersBand 28 printers. Area III will get 18 labs with Support Center, Installation Management to access financial, medical, educational,! Lead vocals in the Pop/Rock/Country Show 162 computers and 18 printers. Area IV will Agency-Korea Region Public Works personnel, training and dental information.Band have 24 AKO labs with 216 computers and Division and Public Works Division, housing Soldiers can verify information with! Lead vocals while fronting the Jazz 24 printers. As of Wednesday, Area I had 32 branch, four Area Installation Property Book Personnel Command, take distance learningEnsemble labs completed, Area II had 17 labs Offices and four area local area network and courses and view their leave and earningsQualifications completed, Area III had all 18 labs completed wide area network teams are working statements three to five days before getting! Soldiers interested must be: and Area IV had 23 out of 24 labs completed, together to complete the labs by the end of paid through their official AKO e-mail! In the rank of private first class through said Bob Radtke, Regional Chief Information April,” said Radtke. “The four area accounts. With the built-in instant messengersergeant first class Office, 1st Signal Brigade. command sergeants major along with IMA- Soldiers can easily chat with their branch! Not be a bonus military occupational Each lab will consist of about of nine Korea Region Command Sgt. Maj. John representatives online.speciality recipient computers, a printer, network equipment and Sanders are also an integral part towards the The intent is to put computers on each! Have six or more months remaining in furniture for each computer, said officials. completion of the labs.” installation at the brigade and battalion levelKorea or be willing to extend Labs will be established in barracks The AKO labs will be available to U.S. for Soldiers to use at no individual cost for! Look good in uniform and meet height dayrooms and other areas, depending on military personnel and KoreanAugmentation the purpose of accessing their AKO e-mailweight standards where facility commanders want the to the United States Army Soldiers having and Army records, officials said.! No adverse administrative or Uniform Codeof Military Justice actions pending.For more information or to apply, call Sgt. Army to celebrate Earth DayMaj. David Doyon at 725-7135 or e-mail: Installation Management Agency-Korea Region Public said Bill Donnelly, Chief of the IMA-Korea Region Environmentaldoyond@usfk.korea.army.mil. Affairs Office Branch “Today the underlying principles for celebrating Earth Sexual Assault Victimss Day are that it is a day of awareness and education. The Earth Hotline YONGSAN – Earth Day is April 22, and Army is our home. It sustains us and all other species. Care for the! The Department of Defense Task Force on Care for installations in South Korea will join others around the Earth is as important as a healthy diet and good hygiene. We areVictims of Sexual Assault is opening a 24-hour hotline as globe in celebrating Army Earth Day. not masters of the Earth; we are dependent on her bounty toa means for active duty military victims of sexual assault “Preserving the Environment While Protecting Our survive.”and any uniformed members to provide input Freedom” is the theme for Army Earth Day. The theme Installations are planning different events for Earth Day.(anonymously if desired) to the task force. This hotline is recognizes the value of the environment and reminds Yongsan will hold a 10-kilometer Earth Day run 9:30 a.m. Aprilto gather information and provide a venue for military members of the U.S. Army they are guardians of the future, 17 at Collier Field House. Camp Page also plans a 10-kilometervictims of sexual assault beginning at 11 pm Today - 11 said R.L. Brownlee, acting secretary of the Army, and run April 17.pm April 3. The DSN phone number is 312-761-1659 Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, Army chief of staff, in an Camp Page will sponsor a tour of the Chuncheon wateror toll-free in the U.S. 1-800-497-6261. This information Earth Day message. treatment plant on April 22. Camp Red Cloud’s Better Opportunityis needed to ensure the proper care for victims is in place Installation Management Agency-Korea Region for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers will host a tree plantingfor those that have been victims. Once this initial 24- environmental officials say Earth Day helps increase of a tree on Earth Day at the new pavilion.hour period is over, the toll-free telephone number will environmental awareness. More information on Earth Day is available on the U.S. Armybe available from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time “U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson helped organize and rally Environmental Center Web site at http://aec.army.mil/usaec/daily. 20 million Americans on the first Earth Day in 1970,” publicaffairs/earthday00.html.
    • MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 4 April 2, 2004Signal from Page 1 “It’s definitely better than being in the RSO and I ‘04 and being on Hill 448barracks,” said Pfc. Robert Carlson, a allowed them to get familiar with the22-year-old from Hartford, Conn. “You equipment and with this communicationsget to go out to learn your job better. site,”said 2nd Lt. Aaron Young III,The first few days we are working hard Company B platoon leader.to set up the site, but afterwards we The overall mission for these signalmonitor the communications shelter.” troopers was to act as a relay, receiving Sgt. Ceasar Esparza, team chief for encrypted messages from the 3rdCompany B, did his best to continually Republic of Korea Army and relay themtrain his Soldiers in various basic to Company C, 304th Signal Battalion.individual and group tasks while Both voice and data are receiveddeployed on Hill 448. through a cable and sent to a patch panel “I have to make sure the mission is or “switch board” according to Young.carried out and ensure all shots are going “This switch board, or basically aout,” said Esparza, a 23-year-old from mother board on a computer, takesSan Diego. “And make sure all Soldiers incoming information, patches itreceive concurrent training while through, and relays it out via highdeployed out in the field.” frequency.” Most of the Soldiers who deployed The 1st Signal Brigade is the onlyto Hill 448 during RSO and I are quite long-standing forward-deployed unit infamiliar with the site since many have the U.S. Army.already trained on it during previous With more than 2,000 soldiers,exercises like Warrior Storm, a brigade- civilians and Korean soldiers deployedlevel field training exercise that installed throughout the Republic of Korea, thea voice and data network in preparation brigade provided integrated voice andfor RSO and I. data strategic and tactical “As a result of high turnover, we communications in support of RSO andneeded to train Soldiers for the upcoming I 2004.Rent from Page 2 Under the ARC program, Soldiers Earnings Statement. If the Soldier haswho participate in the program will have both mid-month and end-of-month paythe money collected for the rent payment options, the Soldier will see the $1,400at the same time that the rent is paid. collection split between both their AprilFor example, if a Soldier’s landlord is 15 and April 30 pay.paid $1,400 for rent on May 1, the For more information or if there areSoldier will see $1,400 collected for rent any questions, please contact a localon his April 30 (May 1) Leave and Finance Office or the Housing Office.Police from Page 1 “We have approximately 68 Soldiers or enlisted,” said 2nd Lt. Jamie Helle,from the 57th on the ground,” said ITP operations officer. “It is crucialMaster Sgt. Mario Sandoval, 57th MP for us to know who everyone isCompany operations sergeant. “We because we may be able to learnalso have several Soldiers from the about the enemy’s futuremilitary intelligence and special movements.”operations units participating in this During the processing phase EPWsexercise.” are provided basic services such as The ITP is a site set up to hold medical aid, food, water, and accessenemy prisoners of war for up to a to chemical protective equipment.72-hour period before combined “Prisoners are treated with respectforces release them over to the host and dignity,” she said. “We treat thenation. EPWs like we would like to be Before the EPWs are processed, treated.”they are first thoroughly searched on Soldiers from ROK’s 1117th unitthe outside of the ITP site for weapons simulated most of the EPWsand explosives. throughout the exercise. Once the prisoner is searched, a For both U.S. and ROK units, theSoldier will escort each EPW to the exercise continued to display thefirst processing stage. strong alliance that began half a Each prisoner’s personal data is century ago.first input using the National Detainee “This has been a great experienceReporting System. for our Soldiers,” said one ROK Army The NDRS is a networked database official. “Getting to work withthat maintains prisoner information American Soldiers is something weand is available to both Department of always look forward to.”Defense and other U.S. agencies For the 57th Military Policeworldwide. Company the exercise is just a consist After the initial inprocessing, reminder of their mission whileprisoners are escorted through several serving in the Republic of Korea.different stages such as photographing “I couldn’t be prouder of myand gathering intelligence from each Soldiers,” said Capt. Nile Clifton, 57thindividual. Military Police Company commander. “These steps are necessary because “They have displayed and executedwe need to identify each Soldier, and every mission during the exercise withwe need to know if they are officers a high level of motivation.”
    • Page 5 April 2, 2004U.S. Air Force forecastersA drop of blue in a sea of green and it’s not the easiest weather aroundCamp Page aviators to do so.”depend on weather “Camp Page sits within a bowl of mountainous terrain,” said Chiefinformation Warrant Officer Gale Dingwell, the Camp Page airfield commander. “ThisStory, photos by David McNally causes a microclimate, or weatherArea I Public Affairs Office peculiar to our local vicinity.” Dingwell said without observers to CAMP PAGE — The airman stands record and report conditions as theyon a circle painted on the airfield. With develop, aircrews could potentiallya photograph in hand, he looks to the encounter dangerous weather withouthorizon and visually compares warning.landmarks with the photograph. On this “Having weather forecasters on thehazy morning, what he sees will translate field is so important that regulationsinto bad news for Camp Page aviators. won’t allow us to even controlThe mountain ridge in the distance is aircraft from the control towerhard to see. without the data they provide,” “Visibility is about a mile and a half,” Dingwell said.said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Clark and his team make hourlyClark, the noncommissioned officer in weather observations and enter them U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Clark, the noncommissioned officer in charge of Detachment 1,charge of Detachment 1, 607th Weather into an online database. 607th Weather Squadron, Operating Location Bravo, takes a weather observation at Camp PageSquadron, Operating Location Bravo. “Our observations are available on Army Airfield March 25.“They can’t fly until the visibility is at www.weather.com and many otherleast two miles.” weather sites on the web,” Clark said. For Camp Page aviators, like Chief don’t sugarcoat anything. If it doesn’t Clark is one of three “blue suit” “It lets other forecasters and aviators Warrant Officer Carlos Acevedo, the look good, we let them know.”forecasters providing vital information know the conditions here.” forecasts are invaluable. “The relationship between forecasterfor Camp Page aviators every day. Before the helicopter pilots take off, “We rely heavily on them,” Acevedo He said the weather conditions at and pilot is unique,” Dingwell said. they receive a personal weather briefing said. “The weather changes quickly inCamp Page Airfield present a forecast “The weather brief is a description of from one of the airmen. this area.”challenge, but in the end it makes them “We are the last stop before the in-flight conditions that may have life- Acevedo pilots a helicopter for thebetter at their jobs. aircraft takes off,” Clark said. or-death consequences attached to it. 542nd Medical Company. He and his “What this assignment teaches Clark is proud of the rapport between Trust and communication between pilot fellow air ambulance aviators get specialforecasters over time is you have to his forecasters and the flight crews. and forecaster are vital.” treatment from the weather detachment.act quick, act tough and be ready for “We do a face-to-face and make Clark said he has gotten to knowa huge operations tempo,” Clark said. sure they know exactly where the pilots so well he can anticipate how they See Blue on Page 8“We have a lot of take offs over here trouble spots are,” Clark said. “We want their forecast presented.AH-64 Apache aircrews prepare to launch a mission at Camp Page Army Airfield March 25. Pilots said they depend heavily on the face-to-face weather forecasts the U.S. Air Force provides.
    • Page 6 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly April 2, 2004NEWS & NOTES Camp Stanley Soldiers voice concerns Officials seek nominees By Pvt. Stephanie Pearson meeting were: the desire to have this tells me the participation hasThe Department of Defense is seeking Area I Public Affairs Office another automatic teller machine, bus increased. I don’t know if it’s becausenominations for the Distinguished Civilian Service CAMP STANLEY — Soldiers voiced schedules, the quality of food at dining the word is getting out that there are resultsAward. The Secretary of Defense presents this concern over being refused taxi service facilities and post exchange hours of from our town hall meetings, or maybeannual award to a small number of DoD civilian because drivers do not want to go to operation. Vines said he is confident these because this one was better advertised.employees whose careers reflect exceptional the Soldier’s destination; not having issues can be resolved. Either way, we had more junior enlisteddevotion to duty and extremely significant enough taxis at Camp Stanley, especially “I think the first step is just getting the here tonight, and because of that we gotcontributions of broad scope to the efficiency, around pay days; and non-standardized issue out in the open,” he said. “Fixing more pointed, raw questions asked of us.economy, or other improvement in the operations fares. the issues improves the overall quality of Those are the kind of questions we’reof DoD. Army employees who have been awarded “There is a lot of frustration about life for our Soldiers.” looking for,” Vines explained.the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service the taxis,” said Lt. Col. Brian Vines, Vines encouraged all Soldiers, airmen “The desired end state is to give themay be nominated for this award. garrison commander. “Do we have a fair and civilians living and working on Camp Soldiers a voice,” he said. “It’s to giveNominations will be forwarded through command and equitable policy of spreading taxis Stanley to help improve the post. them some ownership of their destinychannels to the Executive Secretary, Army throughout the enclave? Are the taxis “As they come up with good ideas or while they’re stationed here, and to helpIncentive Awards Board in Washington, D.C. responding to our Soldiers’ needs? I have questions, I hope they will address make Korea an assignment of choice.” think this is probably the No. 1 issue them,” he said, “rather than staying silent ‘Road Crew’ comes to brought up.” and becoming a victim.” (Editor’s note: Last week’s report Warrior Countr y Vines also said Soldiers wanted more Vines said he feels they were able to looked at what the leadership had to sayThe Morale, Welfare and Recreation Offshore variety or quantity of meats at the at the March 17 Camp Stanley town hall do that at this meeting.Entertainment variety group Road Crew will commissary, particularly now that the meeting. In part two, Area I looked at “The dynamics of the town hallperform at Camp Garry Owen’s Saber Club today weather is getting warmer and more questions brought up by the Soldiers.) meeting tonight kind of changed from the7 p.m. and at the Warrior Club at Camp Casey people are cooking out. previous meetings,” he said. “I noticedSaturday at 7 p.m. They will play at Camp Hovey’s Other concerns brought up at the E-mail stephanie.a.pearson@us.army.mil there were not a lot of empty chairs –Borderline Cafe 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Camp Red Cross breathes new life into courseGiant’s Gator Club Thursday at 8 p.m., CampCasey’s Reggie’s April 9 at 7 p.m., and CampSears’ Dragon Slayer’s Club Saturday at 7 p.m. Story, photo by Pvt. Stephanie Pearson USA Express tours Area I Area I Public Affairs OfficeThe Armed Forces Entertainment show USAExpress will play several nights in Area I this CAMP CASEY— The Camp Casey chapter of the Americanweek. They will be at Camp Edwards’ Wolverine’s Red Cross held a cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificationDen Tuesday, Camp Stanton’s Fiddler’s Green class at the Army Community Service classroom Saturday.Wednesday, Camp Castle’s Hard ROK Café The Red Cross hosts the CPR course once a monthThursday, Camp Kyle’s Edeewa Club April 9 and and usually has between five and 10 attendees, said KellyCamp Casey’s Warrior’s Club April 10. Shows Clark, a Red Cross volunteer and CPR instructor. Fourstart at 8 p.m. people took the course this time. “It’s a mix of people who take the class,” Clark said, Vocalist needed for 8th “parents, folks who volunteer, and active-duty Army Band servicemembers. We even had some Korean nationals takeThe Eighth Army Band is looking for vocalists to the class last time,” Clark added.perform with the Concert Band, in the Pop/Rock/ The class teaches how to respond to an emergency; adult,Country Show Band, and as lead vocals for the infant and child CPR; and basic first aid, said Clark.Jazz Ensemble. Interested Soldiers must have at “The classes are written by the Red Cross and include aleast six months left in Korea (or be willing to training video segment, then instructor-led skills practice.extend), have no adverse administrative or UCMJ There is also a student manual that includes all of theactions pending, and meet Army height and weight information in written word and pictures,” Clark explained.standards. For more details, call 725-7135 or “The students must demonstrate their skills through orale-maildoyond@usfk.korea.army.mil. participation in class and tests on each section, and demonstrate all skills during hands-on practice with Equal Opportunity classmates and manikins,” Clark said. Representative Course Clark further explained that certification is presented uponThe Equal Opportunity Representative Course will completion of the course.be held from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. April 5 – 16 at The CPR certification is valid for one year, and the first-the Camp Red Cloud education center. aid certification is good for three years. Participants who want to recertify after the initial time period do not have to 10K Run take the full eight-hour course again, she said.A 10-kilometer run will start at the Hanson Field “There’s a recertification process you can go through,”House on Camp Casey 9 a.m. Saturday. Clark explained. “Hopefully, people will choose to recertify Alvia Hurst, a Red Cross volunteer (right), prepares to practice cardio-Registration will be from 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. when their certifications run out, or even choose to become pulmonary resuscitation techniques on a Manikin at the Red Cross an instructor if it’s something they find they enjoy and want CPR class at Camp Casey Saturday. Easter Egg Hunt to pass on to other people.”The Camp Casey USO, Better Opportunities for The Camp Casey Red Cross is currently looking for CPR aid skills,” she said, “but remembering the ratio of breathsSingle and Unaccompanied Soldiers, and Outreach instructors, Clark said. If anyone is interested in taking or to compressions isn’t the most important part. It is knowingCoordinators will host an Easter egg hunt at the teaching the class, they should contact their local Red Cross. there is something you can do to help.”USO April 11 from 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Snacks, “Everyone should take the class,” she said, “because it is “Just having an overall awareness of it is something mostgames and prizes will be provided. a skill that truly saves lives.” of us don’t think about until something tragic happens,” Clark has been volunteering with the Red Cross for three Clark added. “Then they say ‘I wish I had known, I could Estate Claim years and a CPR instructor for two. She has been certified have done these things or taken these steps to improve theAnyone with a claim against the estate of Sgt. in CPR for 16 years, and has had to use her knowledge situation or someone’s chance of survival.’”Esau A. Zakka, of Headquarters and Headquarters seven times. “I hope people take advantage of the class,” Clark said.Battery, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery “I’ve seen how valuable it is, and how much more at ease “Everyone should take it, even if they don’t choose toattached to 1st Battalion 506th Infantry Regiment it makes me in situations, knowing I have the skills. I just recertify. It’s a great skill to know you have, and it couldat Camp Greaves, should contact 1st Lt. Sun want to be able to share that with other people,” she said. really save someone you when you least expect it.”Koh at 730-5101. Clark hopes people leave her class feeling more competent. “Hopefully they’ll be able to perform the CPR and first- E-mail stephanie.a.pearson@us.army.mil
    • 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 See Philosophy on Page 8 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 said Ervin. 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 commissary in the Defense Commissary Agency.with three to five new PIRs a month. 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 announced at a DeCA conference in early May, March 25. The facility is a contender for the title of best small Bell said he challenged his employees to come up 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 The title of “best small commissary” will be Yi Chang-sok stocks the Camp Page Commissary shelveswater from a well at the camp’s wash racks. 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 BY 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 DAVID MCNALLY PHOTOthousands of dollars by not using city water, but rather 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 ‘working together is winning together.’” 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 and we appreciate it,” Ervin said. “Our motto is Bell also explained how Camp Page had saved 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321the Soldiers.” 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 “We get a lot of support from the community 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321Bell said. “This one made hours more convenient to 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 employees. 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 “It was our first PIR from a Korean employee,” 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 will be reviewed, to include mentorship of 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321the base library. Ervin said just about everything in the store 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321involved a three-month study of operating hours at 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 grocery, meat and produce.” The most recent approved PIR at Camp Page 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 groceries. Most stores have three departments, 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321in operations based on a study. 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Ervin said. “We’re one department, and that’s These reviews, known as PIRs, suggest a change 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 other commissaries as far as square footage,”productivity improvement reviews.” 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321savings and improvement in customer service through 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 “This annex is very small compared to all the 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 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432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 “The program teaches how to seek out efficiencies 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Ervin explained they are competing against 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321of that community. 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 at a regional conference in August 2003. 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321Camp Page, although geographically separated, is part 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 The Camp Page commissary was nominated 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321embraced by U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Red Cloud. 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 commissary manager. 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Six Sigma is a corporate management philosophy 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 of evaluation,” said Ruby Ervin, the Camp Pageadvanced training. 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 “It takes teamwork to prepare for this type 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321Six Sigma training, while 33 supervisor attended more 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 commissary in an annual DeCA competition. Ninety-nine employees attended the first level of 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 The facility is in the running for best smalldevelopment after attending seminars March 22-23. 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 the Camp 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432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 Workers prepare 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 1Employees embrace 432109876543210987654321210987654321098765432109876543212109876543210987654321098765432121098765432109876543210987654321 4 1E-mail stephanie.a.pearson@us.army.mil Oct. 2. walked away from the tournament with to the body scores 1 point, and one the 8th Army Championship tournament because he won his two matches and “One clean kick or one clean punchgood to be back in the ring.” fighters will be selected to compete in Wakefield didn’t need to worry, Infantry Division Tae Kwon Do Team. “I had a lot of fun,” he said. “It feels 11 at Camp Casey, where up to 48 mistakes.” Thomas Wakefield, a fighter on the 2ndto fighting again. toes, and hope you don’t make any cup, and shin and arm guards, said annual qualifications tournament Sept. Wakefield said he is looking forward You’ve just always got to be on your chest protector, headgear, a protectiveKorea. The next tournament in Area I is an one hit and you could get knocked out. freestyle fighting, the athletes wear aArmy fighters from all over South championship. the ring, because all it takes is one slip, freestyle tae kwon do rules. In Olympic The tournament will feature U.S. the black-belt heavyweight The tournament used Olympic don’t ever know. Everybody’s scary in to work?’ You get in there, you just heavyweight. heavyweight semi finals of the Warrior Invitational Tae Kwon Do tournament Saturday. Are the moves that I like to use going lightweight, middleweight andWakefield, 2nd Infantry Division Tae Kwon Do Team, as the two fight in the black-belt think, ‘Is this guy better than me? weight categories: flyweight, Field Artillery Regiment (left), reacts to a kick from Sgt. Thomas don’t know anything about, you class was further broken down into four Pfc. Jason Cornell, 6th Battalion, 37th the most advanced fighters. Each belt you’re up against somebody you sometimes,” he said. “When red and black, with black belts being “Stuff goes through your head into four belt categories: yellow, blue, first competition in eight years. The tournament was broken down Wakefield said this was his invitational tournament. to do this,” Wakefield said. Saturday for a tae kwon do open “You have to be in good shape Camp Stanley Physical Fitness Center the end wins. Twenty-three warriors met at the whoever has the most points at grunts, the match came to an end. three two-minute rounds, and arms and legs punctuated by yells and Each match consists of In a matter of minutes, in a flurry of NFL.” attack. comparing flag football and the blocked and countered with his own knocked out or injured. It’s like then moved in for a punch. His opponent possibility you can get The fighter in blue feigned a kick, contact, and there’s a his first move. or ‘point for red.’ This is full- each one waiting for the other to make match and say ‘point for blue’ circling each other warily in the ring, and [the referees] stop the sounded, the two opponents began you just tap your opponent CAMP STANLEY — As the horn not like point sparring, where Wakefield explained. “This is Area I Public Affairs Office worth two points,” Pearson clean kick to the head is Story, photo by Pvt. Stephanie Tourney challenges warrior athletes 7 April 2, 2004 Page The Morning Calm Weekly MORNING CALM
    • Page 8 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly April 2, 2004Blue from Page 5 “Medevac missions go first and Clark said this provides a lot offoremost,” Clark said. “It could be a life- incentive to get the forecast right.and-death situation, so we’ve got to act “That is the payoff,” Clark said.fast to provide the pilots with all the The youngest member of theweather information they will need.” forecasting team, 20-year old Senior Staff Sgt. Shannon Byers, an Air Airman Brian Thompkins, said takingForce forecaster, said he likes working observations is his favorite part of thewith the Army. job. As one of three airmen on an Army “You can actually see the weathercamp, Byers gets his fair share of developing,” Thompkins said. “I havecomments about uniform differences. no regrets about becoming a weather “There is a difference in Army and forecaster. It’s not a bad job.”Air Force cultures,” Byers said. “I look “I’ve been in aviation for nearly 26at it as same military, different rules.” The days are long for the weather years,” Dingwell said. “I’ve never seenforecasters. They open shop at 6:45 a weather team more technicallya.m. and close when the last aircraft proficient or with a better work ethiclands. than Staff Sgt. Clark and his team.” “That’s usually between 10 p.m. and Clark said his team takes commentsmidnight,” Byers said. “Our operations like that to heart.tempo is high for only three people, but “Weather is a difficult field to buildI like it.” trust in,” Clark said. “If you’re wrong “Lots of missions are planned around once, they’ll remember it. If you’reour forecasts,” Clark said. “Missions are right five times, they may remember it.”either delayed or advanced because ofour forecasts.” E-mail david.mcnally@us.army.milStaff Sgt. Shannon Byers, a U.S. Air Force forecaster (right) gives a weather brief March 26 toChief Warrant Officer Buckley Burkhardt, a helicopter pilot with Company A, 1st Battalion, 2ndAviation Regiment at Camp Page Army Airfield.Philosophy from Page 7 “I would venture to say after this The garrison has implemented Sixthtraining, based on how the Korean Sigma training for all employees overemployees reacted to it, I think we are the past three months.going to double their number of PIRs,” The Installation ManagementBell said. “There are so many great ideas Agency-Korea Region contractor,out there, and let’s face it, our Korean Daniel Myung, has been the primaryemployees work here 20 to 30 years.” instructor for Six Sigma training in the Bell said his employees have a lot of garrison.knowledge on systems and processes. “I think they were surprised that thisHe said he feels confident they can type of training was available to them,” Myung said.make improvements. Rather than just talking about saving The motivation for employees is, they money, Myung said they were given theno longer compete for performance tools and know-how to get the job done.awards. Bell explained he hopes to “They realize change is coming,,”motivate them in other ways. Myung said. “This was to tell them how “I told them, ‘if you can show me to manage that change.”your productivity has increased based The PIR process was mandated byon a measurement, then I will look at Maj. Gen. Anders B. Aadland, directorgiving you an award,’” Bell said. of the Installation Management Agency. Bell also offered another way for an “Most of my training to date has beenemployee to get an award: to offer in Area I,” Myung said. “But soon thissuccessful PIR. type of training will be presented “If they save money or improve throughout the other areas.”customer capability or service, then Iwill reward them for it,” Bell said. E-mail david.mcnally@us.army.mil
    • April 2, 2004 Page 9Korean-American women gather to worshipPhoto, story by Linus Lee the Catholic Cursillo movements. The promote a “heart” knowledge rather than joy of our Lord. There are no strangersArea II Public Affairs Office word Cursillo is Spanish, meaning short “head” knowledge and encourage people here, just friends we haven’t met.” course, and is often associated with a to become spiritual leaders in their church This time 29 candidates attended, YONGSAN — The 10th Women’s three-day weekend. and at home. They also assist and from all across the peninsula, includingBilingual Tres Dias took place March 25- According to the Tres Dias official encourage one another in leading others Seoul, Osan, Daegu and Busan. The28 at the Yongsan Installation website, Tres Dias is a group of Christians to Christ. special guest speakers were Pastor BaeManagement Agency-Korea Region who are attempting to “walk the walk” Tres Dias evolved out of the Cursillo Dong-han of Nara Church in Bangbae-Religious Retreat Center. and live their life as Jesus would have movements and has been active in the dong, Pastor Jee Il-hwan of Korean- Tres Dias, which means three days in wanted them to. It is a “lay” led Seoul area since 1982. Each Tres Dias Chinese Missionary Church inSpanish, is an interdenominational organization that conducts separate men’s weekend is packed with many activities Bongchun-dong and Pastor Lee Sung-Christian renewal movement. It (two) and women’s (three) weekends at to include 15 talks given by lay people jae.encourages people to be in small groups the retreat center, each year. Their goals and clergy, group discussions, “Many people consider Tres Dias toto support each other in their lives as are to demonstrate that a “personal” meditations, singing, fellowship, worship be a cult, people always tend to assumeChristians. Tres Dias is very similar to relationship with Christ can be a reality, and wonderful surprises. There are over or are misinformed. I enjoyed working 50 Tres Dias communities around the as the head shepherd, because I know world, according to the Area II Chaplain’s the Lord wanted me too. Now I will office. just wait for my son, Chris, to be the During the eight week preparation, head shepherd,” said Baker. members of the Tres Dias shepherds and “There are a lot of surprises and we angels made prayer palankas and table give away too much information to the leaders gave devotions, lectures and general public,” said shepherd Tom De sermons. The head rectora or director for Rousse. “You have to experience this in the 10th Women’s Bilingual Tres Dias was order to describe it. Rank and reputation Myong Cha Bilbray. The vice rector was does not matter during the three days. Sue Jin Chang. The head angel and “People who attend need to block shepherd were Lota Early and Bill Baker, everything out that’s going on outside respectively. Head music coordinator of the retreat center and just concentrate was Young Yi Boronowski. on God,” said De Rousse. “This retreat is wonderful, and it Men or women interested in brings everyone closer to God. Some attending Tres Dias can contact refresh their faith, while others meet Robert W. Boling, lay director, Christ for the first time,” said Bilbray. bolingr@usfk.korea.army.mil by “There are activities that bring us (team email in Area II or contact Troy Stone,Tres Dias participants enjoy barbeque lunch Saturday. The 10th Bilingual Women’s Tres Dias members and candidates) closer to God. Lay Director, taegutroy@yahoo.comwas held March 26-28 at the Installation Management Agency- Korea Region Religious Retreat This is a Christian environment where it by email for persons in Area IV.Center. welcomes all people. We come into theAmerican Forces Spouses Club offers charity to orphansStory, photo by Pvt. Park Jin-woo Adoption center in Sung Book 2-Dong welfare project chair person and Marcia year-old babies.Area II Public Affairs Office March 26. Bouchard, Chosun Gift shop president, Most of the babies are left at the Members of the AFSC, Judy LaPorte, visited the orphanage as a part of the adoption center with just their name and YONGSAN — The American Forces honorary president, Mary Ring, second vice AFSC’s Korean social welfare projects birthday by their parent. Many of theSpouses Club visited the Holy Family Child president, Haing J. Choi, Korea social activity. parents are single mothers. The visit included a donation of 2.1 There are over 40 babies in this millia Korean won as a fund for diapers, orphanage and 10 of them are disabled. milk fees and to enhance the quality of life The center is currently building a shelter of the babies. for the disabled children who rarely get The money was raised by the Chosun adopted. Gift Shop, which is a part of the AFSC and After the visitors handed the donation the main fund raising sources for the AFSC. and the gifts to the orphanage head nun, All the sales and profits made by the the they spent some time with the babies Chosun Gift Shop aside from the operating who had gathered for their bath time. costs are all donated to various charities. After the visit to the orphanage Laporte Last year $200,000 was raised and half of said “We are very touched to see so many it was donated to charities in Korea and the young babies who need mothers and other half goes to support various fathers. We are praying and keeping them organizantions and activites to promote in our heart hoping there will be a special Soldiers and their family members’ quality family out there, who would want to go of life in the military community. adopt these children, because they need The Holy Family Child Adoption Center parents. They need parents very much. was founded in 1989 and provides a We were glad to pick up a child and giveJudy Laporte, honorary president of American Forces Spouses Club, tends to the babies during temporary home for babies as young as them a mother’s love.”a visit to an orphanage March 26. new-born three-day-old babies to three-
    • Page 10 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly April 2, 2004NEWS & NOTES Chaplains to Answer ROK and U.S. Provost Marshals gather for combined talks QuestionsChaplain (Col.) Sam Boone, U.S. Forces Koreacommand chaplain, will moderate a forum 6:30p.m. Sunday in Memorial Chapel, Building 1597on Yongsan Main Post, to answer questions arising By Pfc. Alex Licea Army provost marshals establish a new level of breaking old paradigms,from the viewing of “The Passion Of The Christ” 8th MP Brigade Public Affairs and staff from the Office cooperative team building and has taken a look atmovie shown in Area II. Office of the Provost Marshal while ensuring that military new doctrine, newSeveral chaplains will be there to assist and address General at the Combined police support within the capabilities andissues that arise. It is open to the community and YONGSAN — The Forces Command Provost ROK continues to expand, enhancements.all are welcome attend. newly established Marshal Headquarters, remain flexible, and The combined provost Chosun Gif t Shop Combined Forces March 16. provides world class marshal is examiningThe Chosun Gift Shop will be closed Wednesday Command Provost The meeting between support to both ROK and concepts on behalf of bothand April 10. For more information, call 738- Marshal Office hosted the two military police U.S. forces in South U.S. and ROK military5058. Republic of Korea Field counterparts was to Korea. police forces in “With the newly founded preparation for wartime Black and Gold Ball CFC PMO we have to operations and dailyThe Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will host its annual make sure all of the provost armistice requirements.Black and Gold Ball April 17 at the Dragon Hill marshals are on the same “Col. Peter M.Lodge. College scholarships will be awarded to page,” said Lt. Col. Chad Champagne, the combinedpeninsula-wide high school seniors during the McRee, chief of provost marshal, has anevent. The ball is open to all U.S. Forces Korea operations, CFC and U.S. enormous responsibilitypersonnel. For reservations and more Forces Korea Provost that will require ainformation, call 738-3037. Marshal Office. cooperative effort from “The combined military both ROK and U.S. Volunteer Area II Volunteer of the Quarter/Year nomination Quarter/Year police concept is pretty military police forces Volunteer of the quarter and year nomination new to both U.S. and ROK working together,” saidforms are now available. Deadline for applications MP Forces,” said McRee. McRee.is April 13. For more information, call Faitheleen “We have mutual goals: “Therefore all MPsHenderson at 738-7510. we both must provide first need to have a clear vision class military police combat of the future requirements Force and Family support here in theater, for our respective corps Protection Initiative while remaining focused on here in Korea,” added Training our respective national McReeProtect yourself and your family by attending interests and mandates,” Col. Kim Hong-bae,Force and Family Protection Initiative training at said McRee. ROK provost marshal38th Chemical Detachment on Yongsan South “We also wanted to general, along with chiefsPost. Classes will be held April 12, 13 and May make it very clear that the of operations from 1st26 and 27. For more information, call Spc. An at CFC provost marshal is not ROK Army, 2nd ROK738-3658. trying to take over ROK Army, 3rd ROK Army, provost marshal The ROK Military Police Warrior Spirit WarriorA Christian men’s conference will be held at operations, but rather is School and Capitalthe South Post Chapel April 30 and May 1. For seeking ways that we can Defense Commandmore information, call 738-4043. enhance our capabilities Provost Marshal Offices for both nations,” he added. joined the morning session. Easter Egg Hunt Since the creation of the A number of differentYongsan Commisary is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt Combined Forces subjects were discussedon the Commisary side lawn 1 p.m. April 10. Two Command Provostage groups for kids, infant - 3 years and 4 - 7 PHOTO BY CPL. MIN KYUNG-NAM Lt.Col.ChadMcRee,CFCandUSFKProvostMarshalschiefofoperationsoffice Marshals Office last year, Police See Military Policeyears. speaks during combined talks between U.S. and ROK military police. the office has begun on Page 11 Newcomers OrientationNewcomers Orientation will be at building 4106,room 118, 20 - 21 April. For more information, Civilian passes after 47 years with U.S. Armycall Elizabeth Cotton at 738-7186. YONGSAN — Raymond T. Ueno, a for the U.S. Army for more than 47 years, and friends.” Department of the Army civilian and a of which more than 29 years have been Ueno is survived by his wife, Sachiko Language Classes renowned award-winning photographer with 1st Signal Brigade. Ueno, and his son, Chad Yukio Ueno, both! English as a second language class meets and teacher of photography and He became a member of the 1st Signal living in the Yongsan area.every Monday and Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. calligraphy, died Saturday in Yongsan. He Brigade family on April 17, 1983, serving A memorial service was on Tuesday,at building 4106, room 124. This class is open to was 68. as a telecommunications manager with at South Post Chapel, Yongsan Garrison.all ID card holders. To register call 738-7505. Ueno suffered massive head injuries various elements of the 1st Signal Brigade In lieu of flowers, the family is asking! Korean language class meets 10 -11 a.m., 11 after being struck by an automobile while since that time. In addition, Ueno was donations be made to the Armya.m. - noon, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. riding his moped March 24 on South Post. assigned as chief of drafting for the 251st Emergency Relief fund in Memory ofevery Tuesday and Thursday at building 4106, The Pacific Stars & Stripes reported Signal Detachment when it was activated Raymond T. Ueno, 1st Signal Brigade.room 124. This class is open to all ID card holders, that the cause of the crash is still under on Oct. 16, 2003, until his passing. Checks should be made payable to:to register please call 738-7505. investigation by local officials. Col. Ronald M. Bouchard, Army Emergency Relief fund “In Ueno received many awards for his commander, 1st Signal Brigade said, “Ray Memory of Raymond T. Ueno”. Days of Remembrance photographs capturing dramatic series of Ueno has been an integral member of the Contributions should be mailed to:Days of Remembrance Holocaust South Korea. He is also highly regarded Army, the 1st Signal Brigade, and the Department of the Army, Headquarters,Commemoration ceremony will be held at the for his commitment to fill in as a Yongsan and Seoul community. On behalf 1st Signal Brigade (NETCOM/9th ASC),South Post Chapel 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., April photojournalist for special activities and of the Soldiers, DA civilians and Korean Unit # 15271, Attn: Protocol Office: AER,20. For more information, call 738-5950. events in and around Yongsan. nationals of the 1st Signal Brigade, I offer APO AP 96205-5271. A Vietnam veteran, Ueno has worked our heart felt condolences to his family
    • The Morning Calm Weekly April 2, 2004 MORNING CALM Page 11 Tours Entertainment Cultural Events, Tours and Enter tainment Experience Greater Seoul USO Tours Korean Literature” – 7:30 p.m. April 14 Tour – 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. April 24 Entertainment at The Auditorium of Daewoo ! Museum Tour – 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. ! Panmunjom (DMZ) and Foundation building, eigth floor. April 29. ! An evening with Dream Theater Tunnel (Dress Code) – 7:30 a.m. - Royal Asiatic Tour Call 02-763-9483 for more Train of Thought 2004 Seoul Tour will 4 p.m. Saturday information about Royal Asiatic Society be at the Olympic Stadium April 28. ! Seoul City Night Tour – 3:45 - ! South Sea Island Extravaganza events. For more information, call 02-3141- 10 p.m. Saturday (Namhae-do) and Cherry Blossom Tour Exhibitions 3488. ! Everland Amusement Park trip (Chinhae) – Saturday and Sunday ! Maksim 2004 concert in Seoul 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m Thursday. ! Kyonggi-do Cherry Blossom Tour ! Visit the Korean Gugak Record will be at the Olympic stadium April ! Lotte World Amusement Park to Yoido, Kwachan City and Namhan Museum located at the Bukhangang 15. For more informationCall 031-607- trip 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Thursday Sansong – 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. April River Cafe town of Serjong-myeon, 3981. For more information, call the 10 Yangpyeong-gun. Visit http://www. ! Dance of Desire Musical will be Seoul USO office at 792-3380 ! The Kingdom of Paekche Tour to hearkorea.com for more information. at the Dome Art Hall today through Puyo and Kongju – 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. ! IT Korea-KIECO 2004 will run April 25. For more information call 02- Royal Asiatic Society Free April 11 from Thursday through April 11 at the 1544-1555. Lecture ! Maisan and Muju Kuchon-dong COEX Mall. ! The Opera Carmen will be held Vally Tour – April 17 - 18 For more information, call 02-6000- at the Jamsil Stadium May 15 - 19. Call ! “For Internalization of the ! Chollipo and Mallipo Arboretum 5164. 02-1544-1555 for more information.Military Police from Page 10 throughout the meeting weapons systems and McRee. Combatant Evacuation Office,” added McRee.including the importance of proficient with them, said Additionally, discussions Operations and exercises. Another scheduledcombined live-fire exercises McRee. about future operations The meeting was meeting between ROK andand physical fitness. “Survivability will depend included a briefing about concluded with a lively and U.S. provost marshals from “For our Soldiers to be on training and physical integrating ROK MP support cheerful lunch at the Hartell across the peninsula istrained and proficient in stamina, which is directly into future convoy escort House. scheduled for an April ort h e i r Wa r r i o r Ta s k s i n related to realistic training security support “This event was the first May time frame.combat, they must be and high standards of requirements and assisting step to break new groundcomfortable with their physical fitness,” added in support for future Non for the Provost Marshal E-mail LiceaA@usfk.korea.army.mil
    • Page 12 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly April 2, 2004Commentary ... Voting a priviledge and responsibility As the men and women of our uniformed and Afghanistan, and mobilized National Guard information links for the benefit of and designate other special days to informservices serve around the world defending and Reserve units, will face the additional servicemembers. members and their families of absentee voterdemocracy and freedom, we are reminded of challenges of the availability of election ! Service voting assistance officers must registration and voting procedures ensuringour precious right as Americans to choose our information and materials and the lengthened establish and maintain a directory of major that all voters are registered to vote by the endnational leaders. Today, more people around time it takes to receive and return their absentee command and installation voting assistance of September. I want each of you to designatethe world than ever before hold this most ballots through the mails. I want your support officers and have the means by which to the week of Oct. 11-15 as Absentee Votingfundamental democratic right – and the right to for the following: effectively and rapidly communicate with them Week.vote. ! Ensure command support of the voting and their subordinates. I will be asking Dr. If overseas voters complete and mail their This year, Americans at home and abroad program at all levels of command. Personal David Chu to meet with the senior service ballots by Oct. 15, their votes will reach anywill vote in elections to fill federal, state and involvement of commanders is crucial to voting representatives regularly between now precinct in time to be counted.local offices. effective implementation of the voting program. and election day to get updates and act quickly We will not recommend any party or We will be voting to elect the president and Assign quality officers the duty of Voting to resolve any problems. candidate. Our mission is to ensure everyvice president, 34 U.S. senators, the entire U.S. Assistance Officers and comment on their ! Voting materials, including the Federal servicemember and their families have theHouse of Representatives, 13 state governors performance as a Voting Assistance Officer on Post Card Application and the Federal Write- opportunity to vote in the appropriate Primary,and hundreds of local officials. their evaluation reports. Voting Assistance In Absentee Ballot must be distributed to all Special, Runoff and General Elections and to The outcome of these elections will shape Officers must be given the time and resources units , and unit Voting Assistance Officers must ensure that their votes are counted.the nation’s future. needed for them to perform their duties be aware of the availability of suck materials Voting is both a privilege and a responsibility For the men and women of our uniformed effectively, including the opportunity to These materials are available in book form, on of citizens in a democracy. It is ourservices, the opportunity to register and cast complete a Federal Voting Assistance Program CD and on the internet at http;//www.fvap.gov. responsibility, as leaders of the Armed Servicestheir ballots in the 2004 elections will depend Training Workshop. I want to ensure each servicemember is handed to do everything we can to ensure that oursignificantly on the assistance and support ! Publicize the identity and location of the Federal Post CardApplication and is offered servicemembers and their families exercise theirthey receive Service and command voting voting assistance officers within each major assistance in completing the form if needed. right to vote.programs and from the Voting Assistance command, on each installation, and within each ! Use your command and publicOfficers assigned to their units. unit. Service, command, installation and unit information capabilities to support the Donald Rumsfeld Those serving overseas, especially in Iraq websites should maintain prominent voting September 2004 Armed Forces Voter’s Week Secretary of Defense Morning Calm Weekly Question of the Week: What do you think of the Advanced Incentive Pay? Weekly Week Pay? “It’s a great “I think the AIP is “That would “It’s a good incentive where OK for single make me opportunity for units benefit as Soldiers.” — Pfc. extend.”— Pfc. extend.” Soldiers to save well as Soldiers.” Teresa Pagano, Matthew Keen, 142nd money.” — Pfc. — Capt. Rosa Sanchez, Headquarters and Military Police Steve Simmons, 595th 275th Signal Company, Headquarters Company, Company, Yongsan Maintenance Company, Yongsan 34th Support Group, Yongsan Yongsan
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    • Page 14 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly April 2, 2004 Now showing at AAFES Reel Time Theaters For additional listings or matinees call respective theater or see www.aafes.com AT THE April 2 - April 8 M OV I E S Location April 2 April 3 April 4 April 5 April 6 April 7 April 8 Phone No. Casey 730-7354 The Big Bounce The Big Bounce Spartan Spartan The Perfect Score The Perfect Score Calendar Girls Essayons 732-9008 No Show The Butterfly Effect No Show Cold Mountain Starsky and Hutch No Show Hidalgo Garry Owen 734-2509 No Show Hidalgo Starsky and Hutch Cold Mountain Cold Mountain No Show My Baby’s Daddy Greaves 734-8388 Starsky and Hutch Cold Mountain Hidalgo No Show No Show Cold Mountain My Baby’s Daddy Henry 768-7724 My Baby’s Daddy Hidalgo Hidalgo Calendar Girls No Show No Show No Show Humphreys The Passion of the Spartan Spartan Spartan The Big Bounce My Baby’s Daddy The Perfect Score 753-7716 Christ Hialeah 763-370 Spartan Peter Pan Cold Mountain No Show No Show No Show No Show Hovey 730-5412 The Perfect Score Spartan The Big Bounce The Big Bounce Spartan Barbershop 2 Barbershop 2 Howze 734-5689 Hidalgo My Baby’s Daddy Cold Mountain No Show No Show No Show Spartan Taking Lives Spartan A top FBI profiler, Special ops officer, Special Agent Illeana Robert Scott, and his Scott doesn’t rely on protégé, Curtis, are traditional crime- assigned to find the solving techniques to missing daughter of a unravel the mysteries of a murderous mind. FREE TO IDENTIFICATION High-ranking government official. Her intuitive, CARD HOLDERS But then their mission unconventional seems to come to an approach often makes (On U.S. Army Installations Only) abrupt halt when the the crucial difference between catching a killer and Schedule subject to change girl’s death is reported in the media. Curtis believes sending a dead-end case to the cold file. the girl is in fact alive. If she is, there’s a dangerous For movie ratings and information visit conspiracy at the highest level covering up the fact that she’s still alive. WWW.AAFES.COM WWW.AAFES.COM R R Location April 2 April 3 April 4 April 5 April 6 April 7 April 8 Phone No. Kunsan The Passion of the Twisted Twisted No Show The Perfect Score Starsky and Hutch Starsky and Hutch 782-4987 Christ Long 721-3407 50 First Dates No Show Torque The Butterfly Effect No Show No Show No Show Osan The Passion of the The Passion of the 784-4930 Taking Lives Taking Lives My Babby’s Daddy The Perfect Score Calendar Girls Christ Christ Page 721-5499 No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show Red Cloud 732-6620 Spartan My Baby’s Daddy The Big Bounce The Perfect Score Calendar Girls No Show Taking Lives Stanley 732-5565 The Big Bounce The Perfect Score The Perfect Score Calendar Girls No Show Taking Lives Calendar Girls Yongsan I The Passion of the The Passion of the The Passion of the The Passion of the The Passion of the 738-7389 Christ Christ Christ Christ Christ Calendar Girls Calendar Girls Yongsan II 738-7389 Taking Lives Taking Lives Taking Lives The Last Samurai The Last Samurai The Perfect Score The Perfect Score Yongsan III Looney Tunes: Back Looney Tunes: Back Lord of the Rings: Lord of the Rings: Lord of the Rings: 738-7389 Along Came Polly Along Came Polly Return of the Kings Return of the Kings in Action in Action Return of the Kings
    • MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page April 2, 2004 15Passover celebrates redemption and freedomBy Air Force forced to leave the palace and flee to juice symbolizing the joy of being with “Let my people go.”Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brett Oxman the desert after saving the life of a redeemed. One last feature of Passover is theU.S. Forces Korea Chaplain’s Office Jewish slave by killing an Egyptian task- Passover as a symbol of freedom, “Cup of Elijah,” a goblet filled with wine master. While wondering in a place called deliverance and defiance of oppressive and kept of the Seder Table throughout On Monday evening, Jews all over Midian, Moses received a Divine “call” regimes has always captured the the meal in the hope that the Prophetthe world will begin celebrating the eight at the burning bush to deliver the Jewish American imagination. The story of Elijah may appear as a messenger ofday festival of Passover, which marks from bondage to freedom. Passover inspired Benjamin Franklin, God and announce the coming of thethe birth of the Jewish people as a free The quintessential aspect of Passover Thomas Jefferson and John Adams Messiah. Thus, in the midst of theirnation under the leadership of its greatest observance is the “Seder” meal. It is a when they proposed “Rebellion against memories of the past, Jewish people lookteacher and prophet, Moses. family event featuring “Matzah” or the tyrants is obedience to God” as the motto forward to the day of universal peace, The Israelite community in Egypt had “Bread of Affliction” — unleavened for the United States seal. Almost a love, and brotherhood.been enslaved for more than two bread that symbolizes poverty, bitter century later, the refrain of the spiritual For additional information on the Areacenturies under the Pharaohs. Moses, a herbs that symbolize the harshness of calling for freedom from slavery began II Passover observance please E-mailJew raised as a prince of Egypt, was slavery, and four cups of wine or grape with “Go down, Moses,” and ended sanlando@yahoo.com. Worship Area II Worship Services Protestant Collective Sunday 6 p.m. South Post Chapel Mass 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel 7 p.m. Camp Colbern Chapel Contemporary Sunday 10 a.m. Multipurpose Training Facitlity Korean Tuesday 6 p.m. Camp Colbern Chapel Jewish Episcopal Sunday 10 a.m. Memorial Chapel Thursday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel Friday 6 p.m. Memorial Chapel Chruch of Christ Sunday 2 p.m. South Post Chapel KCFA 2nd Tuesday 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel Area II Chaplains United Pentecostal Sunday 10 a.m. Memorial Chapel 3rd Tuesday 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Thomas Drake Church International DrakeT@usfk.korea.army.mil or DSN 738-3011 Collective Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel 9:30 a.m. 121 Hospital Chapel Catholic Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Vincent Burns 9:30 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel (Korean) Mass BurnsV@usfk.korea.army.mil or DSN 725-2955 Sunday 8 a.m. South Post Chapel 10 a.m. South Post Chapel 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel Chaplain (Maj.) David Waters 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel WatersDL@usfk.korea.army.mil or DSN 738-4043 Tuesday 12:05 p.m. 121 Hospital Chapel Noon South Post Chapel 7 p.m. South Post Chapel Chaplain (Maj.) Stanley Whitten 1 p.m. K-16 Community Chapel Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri 12:05 p.m. Memorial Chapel Whittense@usfk.korea.army.mil or DSN 736-3018 Saturday 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel
    • Page 16 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly April 2, 2004 PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN Venture Yellow A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter lands on the deck of HSV Joint V enture in the Yellow Sea.RSO&I ‘04Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Intregation is an annual exercise U.S. Forces between Republic of Korea and U.S. F orces Korea personnel. The annual exercise is held throughout South Korea. Left — A 57th Military Left — Soldiers from Company B, 1st Signal Police Company Brigade secure a tarp over one of the support military policeman frames for a general purpose tent, their temporary searches an Enemy home for the Reception, Staging, Onward Prisoner of War during Movement and Integration. RSO and I. PHOTO BY PFC. ALEX LICEA Left, below — Sgt. Mack A. Belton Jr. Company B, 304th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, cleans up extra debris after setting up his unit’s tactical satellite dish during RSO and I. Right, below — Staff Sgt. Kenneth Register from Camp Page (left) and Spc. Paul Garcia from Camp Red Cloud review actions completed the previous PHOTO BY ALEX HARRINGTON night at a command post at Camp Henry. PHOTO BY ALEX HARRINGTON PHOTO BY STEPHEN OERTWIG
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    • Page 18 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly April 2, 2004 Camp Carroll CDC to offer child care By Glenn Groome for full-day care, and pick up their school-aged children in Camp Carroll Community Life the afternoon.” The center’s director, Lloyd Buster, is presently recruiting Training April Training Schedule CAMP CARROLL — Soldiers and civilians working at additional staff and putting the final touches into the combinedApril is Alcohol Awareness Month and the Camp Carroll in the Waegan area will soon have a new CYS facility. Services will not only include the same qualityMonth of the Military Child and Child Abuse alternative for child care. part-day and pre-school care parents are accustomed to, butPrevention Month. The Carroll Child Development Center, a 1.8 million dollar also a school aged services after school program and a smallIn support of these events, Yongsan’s project, originally began construction in 2001 as part of a teen center. Additional programs will be developed and addedCommunity Counseling Center, Army new housing project for the community. Although the housing based on the needs of the community.Community Services and Family Life Center project was delayed, it was determined there was still a vital Interested families are encouraged to tour the new facility,have combined to offer classes at the Yongsan need for local child care and the construction continued as meet the staff and enjoy refreshments 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. AprilSouth Post Multipurpose Training Facility each planned. Three years later, the project has nearly reached 3, during the open house celebration. Army CommunityThursday in April. completion and the center is expected to open its doors to Services, Central Texas College and other community activityDrug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Training Area IV families in the early spring. organizations will be on hand to provide information andis planned 8-8:50 a.m., Domestic Violence “What will make this center unique is that all (Child and assistance.Prevention Training will be 9-9:50 a.m., Youth Services) programs will be housed in one facility,” says For more information, call 765-8824 or stop by buildingSuicide Prevention Training will be 10-10:50 Glenn Groome, Camp Carroll Community Life Officer. S-998 on how to enroll a child in the new Camp Carroll CDC.a.m. and Stress Management is scheduled “Parents will be able to drop off their infant or pre-schooler11-11:50 a.m. Yongsan Youth Yongsan Youth Passion’ ‘The Passion’ comes to area movie theaters V olleyball Mel Gibson’s as possible. partners to acquire The Passion of theYongsan Child and Youth Services volleyball controversial film debuts Once the prints are received by Christ for military audiences inregistration for youth 11-18 years old and in AAFES theaters after overseas theaters, The Passion of the CONUS.”coaches will be conducted through today. being acquired March 25 Christ will be circuited to 60 theaters Since The Passion of the ChristRegistration is in building 4211, Central throughout Europe and the Pacific, opened, AAFES has been activelyRegistration Office. Army and Air Force Exchange Service including Operations Iraqi and Enduring pursuing acquisition of the movie.For more information, call 738-8117 or 738- DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Freedom locations (check local listings). Unfortunately, due to the film’s5567. Exchange Service received copies of “It was only through the cooperation commercial success, which has grossed “The Passion of the Christ” earmarked of Icon Productions, Terry Steiner $300 million in ticket sales, AAFES had Coaches Needed for troops stationed outside of the International and Newmarket Films that been unable to acquire prints for militaryVolunteer coaches are needed for youth base Continental United States. The film prints AAFES was able to procure this film audiences. As prints of the movie areswim teams in the Daegu area. Coaches for were rushed overseas by AAFES to for troops stationed overseas,” said being shipped overseas, AAFESswim season are needed before the beginning theaters March 25. AAFES Vice President of Food and continues to actively pursue additionalthe season starts in May. For more information, AAFES plans to add The Passion of Theater Richard Sheff. “We will copies of The Passion of the Christ forcall Neil Fletcher at 764-4859. the Christ to the first run circuit as soon continue to work with these and other CONUS theaters. Stanley Bowling LeagueCamp Stanley Bowling Center is forming a USA Expressspring and summer league. League play startson April 6. To register stop by the Camp Korea tours KoreaStanley Bowling Center or call 732-5370. Morale, Welfare and Recreation Marketing Office Camp Red Cloud Fitness Center offers classes YONGSAN — USA Express isn’t your! The Camp Red Cloud Fitness Center is offering typical band ... the group is comprised ofIndoor Cycling Classes every Monday andWednesday 7:30- 8:30 p.m. For more information nine active duty soldiers hand picked fromcall 732-6309. the All-Army Battle of the Bands and Stars! The Camp Red Cloud Fitness Center is offering of Tomorrow competitions.an aerobic class every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 Their music set consists of everythingp.m. For more information call 732-6309. from classical hits to rap and is worth seeing. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. Ceramics Classes to be The group is currently touring through held South Korea. at Camp Edwards Check out USA Express on tour throughCeramics classes will be held at the Camp Edwards April.Arts and Crafts Center at 2 p.m. Saturday through USA Express performance schedule:April 10. The class is free. Anyone interested inceramics can participate in the class. ! Today Camp Hialeah Pusan Pub ! Saturday Camp Walker Evergreen Club Elliot Sloan to perform ! Monday Camp Long Longshot Club at U.S. intallations ! Tuesday Camp Kyle Edeewa ClubEliot Sloan is the lead singer and songwriter forthe pop group Blessid Union of Souls. Experience ! Wednesday Camp Castle Hard ROKthe sounds of Eliot Sloan at one of his upcoming Cafeperformances. ! Thursday Camp Stanton Fiddler ’s PHOTO BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMANToday Kunsan AB, Loring Club 7 p.m. Green Club Chong Kwang ki, a projectionist at the Yongsan YongsanSaturday K-2/Taegu Air Base, Jackes Club, 7 ! April 9 Camp Edwards Wolverine’s theater, movie theater, checks a film reel during thep.m. Den Club showing of a lunchtime movie. The movieSunday Camp Carroll, Hideaway Club, 7 p.m. ! April 10 Camp Casey Warrior’s Club schedules for all installations in South Korea are listed on page 14.
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    • April 2, 2004 Page 21Workers from the 22nd Korean Service Corpsbuild tents at the life support area onFreedom Field at Camp Humphreys.Lance Cpl. Aaron Sansaricq and Pvt. Marines from Okinawa arrive at Desiderio Army Airfield at Camp Humphreys for the annual Reception, Staging, Onward Movement andThomas Hundley wrap sandwiches. Integration exercise. About 2,000 Marines were based at life support areas established at Area III for the exercise. Area III supports annual exercise Story, photos by Steve Davis integrate reinforcements in the event of and others to establish and equip all of the Area III Public Affairs Office hostilities on the Korean peninsula. About life support areas. 800 Marines operated out of Camp “Although we provide the supplies, CAMP HUMPHREYS – Marine Humphreys. Another 1,200 deployed to without the Korea Service Corps and itsMarines walk by tents at the Palan life Gunnery Sgt. Bernard McLeish squinted life support areas established by the U.S. mobile labor pool, electricians from thesupport area maintained by Area III Soldiers. as he watched the grey C-130 Hercules Army Support Activity, Area III, at Directorate of Public Works, inspectors aircraft from Okinawa drop into its final Zoeckler Station, Palan, Yongin, Camp from the safety office and the fire approach to the airfield here. Aboard the Long and Suwon Air Base. department and many others, we’d have plane were Okinawa-based U.S. Marines Support for the exercise is a a tough time getting the job done,” he said. and equipment deploying to Korea for the collaborative effort between the Area III Sustaining life support areas was as 2004 Reception, Staging, Onward command group, directorates and tenant important as setting them up. Rations, fuel, movement and Integration exercise, units. water and other supplies were “pushed” commonly known as RSO and I. “We beginning planning for the exercise from Camp Humphreys to outlying life McLeish, logistics chief for Marine Air right after the last one ends,” said support areas. Control Group 18, was responsible for Roosevelt Daymon, who heads the Area At Camp Humphreys, all dining off-loading and moving Marine equipment III Directorate of Logistics here. facilities geared up for the influx of and personnel. At his disposal were trucks, Daymon said logistical planning “really personnel. forklifts, passenger vans and anything else gets serious” around October, when all Most of the Marine “guests” were fed he might need to get passengers and cargo the numbers of Soldiers and supplies start at the Pegasus Grill or at the 6th Cavalry to their destination. to firm up. Brigade Blackhorse or 527th Military “We are deploying Marines, radar, “That’s when we start energizing our Intelligence Battalion dining facilities, said generators, communications equipment, contracts and getting our tents cleaned to Area III and Camp Humphreys Food vehicles . . . everything we need during go places,” said Daymon. “We start Advisor Timothy A Chavez. Fourteen the exercise,” said McLeish. The inspecting environmental control units or additional cooks were contracted during equipment came on planes and high-speed getting new ones and begin to prepare life the exercise to handle the work load. vessels that docked at Pyongtaek port to support areas.” “At the Yongin and Palan LSAs, we off-load their cargo. The directorate of logistics coordinated also operated mobile kitchen trailersPfc. Antonio Menchaca grabs a nozzle at More than 2,000 Marines operated in with the directorate of plans, training, borrowed from the 23rd Area Supportthe Palan refuel point. Menchaca is a Area III during the joint service, combined mobilization and security, the Area III Group,” said Chavez.petroleum supplyl specialist assigned to the forces exercise that annually tests the provost marshal, Directorate of Public348th Quartermaster Company. ability to receive, stage, move and Works, the 22nd Korean Service Corps See Exercise on Page 22
    • Page The Morning Calm Weekly 22 MORNING CALM April 2, 2004NEWS & NOTES Alcohol ScreeningAn alcohol screening and information booth will beat the Camp Humphreys post exchange 9 a.m.- 4p.m. today and Thursday as part of Area III AlcoholAwareness Month activities. For more information,call 753-7361. 23rd ASG Spring BallThe 23rd Area Support Group “Warrior Ethos” SpringBall will be held 5:30 p.m.-midnight April 16 at theCamp Humphreys Community Activities Center. All23rd ASG Soldiers are welcome and encouraged toattend. For more information, call 753-7136. Retiree Appreciation DayRetiree Appreciation Day will be celebrated at noonApril 24 at the Nitewatch at Camp Humphreys. Theevent, hosted by the newly formed Area III RetireeCouncil, will be an opportunity to recognize thecontributions of miitary veterans. Free finger foodand door prizes will be available. The public is invited.Military retirees who plan to attend are encouraged to U.S. Marines unload from helicopters March 23 at Camp Humphreys’ Desiderio Army Airfield, one of the busiest outside the U.S..call Bill Spearman at 753-8401 or A.C. Scott 753-7337. Exercise from Page 1 Days of Remembrance“Days of Remembrance” will be hosted at 3 p.m. Extra kitchen help also came from the for each of the clubs, the Community headquartered at Camp Humphreys,April 21 at the Camp Humphreys post theater. The U.S. Marine units using the dining Activities Center and the Camp provided fuel and water support for theevent is sponsored by Area III Equal Opportunity to facilities. Humphreys sports program,” said Palan and Yongin life support areas.remember those who survived the mass slaughter of Lance Cpl. Aaron Sansaricq, of the Mooney. “We are also providing forklift andEuropean civilians and especially Jews by the Nazis 172nd Marine Wing Support Squadron A 5 kilometer run and a three-on-three maintenance support for generators andduring World War II. Guest speaker is Chaplain (Lt. from Camp Fatima, Okinawa, was one basketball tournament were scheduled heaters at both LSAs and a mobile kitchenCol.) Brett C. Oxman, deputy command chaplain, of several Marines helping out. during the exercise timeframe, said Area trailer at Yongin,” said Maj. CraigUSFK. The public is invited. “There’s no rivalry. We’re all getting III Sports Director Jim Howell. Simonsgaard, battalion support along,” said Sansaricq as he teamed up to Community Activities Director Jim operations officer. “It is not a huge United Club Scholarships make sandwiches with Pvt. Thomas Hogrebe said several tours were organized mission, but for the Soldiers and MarinesThe Camp Humphreys United Club will soon award Hundley, one of the regular cooks at the for the Marines to visit the Joint Security involved, it’s a big deal. The exercise itselfscholarships to Area III high school seniors and “Pegasus,” operated by the 194th Area in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone, along is a big deal. Without our support, it wouldcontinuing education students. Applications are Maintenance Battalion with cooks from with trips to popular shopping areas. not go very well.”available at the Osan High School guidance several Camp Humphreys units. Mike Ross, MWR business operations Maj. Scott Smith, 23rd Area Supportcounselor’s office and the Camp Humphreys Education Sgt. 1st Class Darryl Johnson, from chief, said Area III clubs were “geared Group personnel officer, said the groupCenter. Submission deadline is April 30. Company A, 2nd Battalion, 52nd was a “player” in RSO and I, a Aviation Regiment, said he was computer simulation exercise. Vounteer of the Quarter supervising five soldiers in the “We occupied a field site, Nominations ration breakdown area. performed our wartime missionNominate your favorite volunteer to be the Area III “It’s a little more difficult of command and control andVolunteer of the Quarter, Volunteer of the Year or during the exercise because we helped train the 19th TheaterOutstanding Youth Volunteer. Nomination forms are have a lot more rations to manage Support Command staff byavailable at the Army Community Service, building in the same area,” he said. “It just providing required reports and311. The deadline for nominations is April 12. For takes a little readjustment.” information,” said Smith.more information, call 753-8294. Chavez said Marines He said the 194th Maintenance participating in the exercise are Battalion provided more than 90 Free Korean Culture getting “A-C-A” rations, meaning Marine aircraft sit on the ramp at the Desiderio Army Airfield March personnel to serve as “gamer cell” and Language Class hot meals in the morning and 23 at Camp Humphreys. In addition to its daily mission, airfield personnel at Yongsan and Daegu,! Read and write in Korean. Learn basic sentences. evening with meals-ready-to-eat operations supported the week-long RSO and I exercise. baggage handlers at Osan Air BaseArmy Community Service offers free beginner Korean for lunch. and LSA support workers atlanguage classes noon-1p.m. every Wednesday at up” to handle larger than normal numbers Palan, Yongin, Camp Humphreys,the Camp Humphreys Army Community Service in Morale Boosters of customers. Daegu and Yongsan.building 311. Area III Morale, Welfare and Recreation “We wanted to make our guests feel Smith said the 343rd (Army Reserve)! Free culture and conversational Korean classes developed what MWR Marketing Chief like full-fledged members of the Camp Rear Operations Center, part of the 23rdare also taught 5:30-6:30 p.m. each Wednesday, Mike Mooney calls a “two-prong attack” Humphreys community, even if it is a Area Support Group, actively fulfilled itsalso at ACS. For more information, call 8782. to get ready for the Marines and additional temporary residency,” said Ross. wartime mission by providing 13 Soldiers Army Soldiers arriving for the exercise. Director of Community Activities Dave to coordinate rear operations in Area III. Tax Area III Tax Center “We were proactive and scheduled Watson echoed Ross’s sentiment. He said two other Army Reserve unitsThe Area III Tax Center at Camp Humphreys is open additional programs and activities even “During the time they are living in our also participated. The 909th Chemicaland ready to assist Soldiers with their tax filing before they got here,” he said. “We were tent cities or in our exercise housing, they Detachment provided eight people toneeds. Tax assistance is also available at Camps Eagle also reactive to their special needs after belong to us. We’re going to take good “work” issues during the exercise and theand Long and Suwon Air Base. Soldiers must see they arrived.” care of them,” said Watson. 322nd Ordnance Battalion provided fivetheir unit tax advisor before visiting the Tax Center, The proactive portion of the “attack” Soldiers to work with the 6th Ordnancebuilding 734 on Camp Humphreys. For more included a special “Welcome” brochure Area-wide involvement Battalion on ammunition issuesinformation, call 753-3170. with an installation map, a schedule of Many U.S. Army Support Activity, throughout the computer-simulated recreational events, facility hours of Area III, tenant units played a vital role in exercise. News & Notes Deadline operation and other information. the success of the annual RSO and I The Area III provost marshal, the 557thThe deadline for submitting items for Area III News & “We also had a sheet of money-saving exercise. Military Police Company and the 549thNotes is Friday each week for publication the following coupons for all Area III MWR programs The 194th Maintenance Battalion, part Military Police Detachment also providedFriday. For more information, call 753-8847. that charge a fee and special ‘super flyers’ of the 23rd Area Support Activity convoy escort support during the annual exercise.
    • MORNING CALM PageThe Morning Calm Weekly April 2, 2004 23 Around Area III Area III Public Affairs Office CAMP HUMPHREYS — “Around Area III” is a new section devoted to spot news photography of events of interest throughout Area III and Camp Humphreys. Photojournalists from the Area III public affairs office will be visiting camps and facities to capture Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians, contractors and Korean national employees at work. Photographers from all Area III tenant units are also invited to submit images of unit activities. Submit images or questions to Steve Davis Firefighters extinguish a dumpster fire March 19 at Camp Humphreys. The fire may at davisst@usfk.korea.army.mil or have been set by hot charcoal or a discarded cigarette, according to fire officials. call 753-8847. PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVISMom Chris Fox watches as son Thorne Fox, 2,and DorothyIsom, 3, decorate cupcakes at the Army CommunityService National Family Day open house March 25 at Directorate of Logistics Food Service Manager Tim Chavez The Army’s Integrated Materiel and Management CenterCamp Humphreys. Area III will observe Child Abuse helps troops at the Palan Life Support Area assemble Executive Director John R. Chapman talks with DynCorpsPrevention Month and Month of the Military Child immersion heater exhaust pipes during an Area III assistance employees Michael Girard and Bill Taber during a March 24throughout April. visit by Directorate of Logistics managers. visit to Camp Humphreys aircraft maintenance facilities.
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    • Page 25 April 2, 2004Civilians don BDUs, join the ‘battle’By Galen Putnam exercise that trains in all aspects of CFC’s programs as needed such as recreation civilians and 310 mission-essential KoreanArea IV Public Affairs Office mission: rear battle area protection, RSO and support for the general community.” civilians from throughout Area IV and I, special operations, and When the 20th Support Group participated in the exercise. A majority of CAMP HENRY – Emergency- conventional multiservice force-on- soldiers leave, Area IV Department of the civilians, who came from virtually allessential American and mission- force engagements. Selected continental the Army civilians step in to fill the void. of Area IV’s directorates and staff agencies,essential Korean civilians from the Area United States-based units come to Korea Although the thought of civilians served at the primary emergency operationsIV Enclave suited up along with to participate in this exercise. taking over for soldiers might seem odd, center at Camp Henry.thousands of soldiers to participate in For the exercise it makes quite a bit “Overall things went very well,” saidthe theaterwide Reception, Staging, and in a wartime of sense according Don Hiles, Area IV force protection officer,Onward movement, and Integration situation, the 20th “They (civilians) are to Burk, who led the who served as the Camp Henry emergency operations center night shift battle captain.and Foal Eagle exercises held March Support Group no strangers to working civilians during the exercise. “Initially there was a high learning curve21-Sunday. headquartered at RSO and I is an annual Republic of Camp Henry pulls in that kind of “The civilians are for the civilians with little operationsKorea and U.S. Combined Forces up stakes and heads environment.” pretty much doing experience but once everyone figured outCommand, Republic of Korea to Camp Hialeah in – Douglas L. Burk their regular jobs so the battle rhythm everything wentgovernment, simulation driven, Busan where the there is good smoothly. It was a run-of-the-milloperations plan-oriented command unit’s primary function is to evacuate continuity. Also, most of the civilians are operations center even though civilianspost exercise. The joint and combined noncombatants from the peninsula and retired or have many years of active duty staffed it. Everyone did a professional job.”exercise focuses on the reception, in-process soldiers arriving for the fight. so they are no strangers to working in Others agreed.staging, onward movement, and “The 20th would deploy to Busan that kind of environment,” he said. “The motivation and will to participateintegration of strategic deployment which is their combat rear mission area Working 13-hour shifts, the civilians was very high and cohesion was veryforces; rear operations command and and Area IV would stay here to provide staffed emergency operations centers at good,” said Rodney S. Sanders, Area IVcontrol; force protection; force base defense and base operations Camps Henry, Carroll and Hialeah 24 plans and operations specialist whotracking and sustainment. support,” said Douglas L. Burk, Area IV hours-a-day. served as the day shift battle captain. Foal Eagle is the Combined Forces Support Activity deputy commander. “This is the first time we’ve actually “There was a lot of experience in theCommand’s primary field training “We are responsible for providing daily done an almost 100 percent emergency- room and a lot of creative solutions cameexercise. Its primary training audience base operations, such as providing essential civilian exercise so we’re pretty from that experience.are tactical units and functions. It is a water, fuel, transportation, housing and proud of that,” Burk said.multifaceted joint and combined other necessities and still run other Fifty-one emergency-essential American E-mail putnamg@usfk.korea.army.mil Smorgasbord Area IV forming retiree council of books Area IV Public Affairs Office Sgt. Maj. Dean CAMP HENRY – The initial meeting Motoyama,19th Theater to form an Area IV Retiree Council will Support Command Legal be 1 p.m. April 10 in the Area IV Support Office, and son Jason, a Activity Community Conference Room, first-grader first -grader at TaeguTaegu building 1211, on Camp Henry. American School, check All military retirees regardless of out the selection of branch, their spouses, and widows and books and other items at widowers of retirees who live in Area the arent- P arent - Teacher IV are invited to attend this Organization’s Spring organizational meeting. Book Fair that opened The council will provide retirees a Monday. Monday. The fair ran communications link to the active military, through Thursday in the influence policies and regulations that school’s Information affect retirees, take part in programs Center with proceeds concerning the well-being of retirees and from purchases going to enhance the support of Area IV Support help supply new books Activity programs by retirees. for the center. The PTO center. “This gives a voice to the retiree holds book fairs every fall community,” said Lt. Col. Wilfred J. and spring to help make Plumley, Jr., former deputy commander books accessible to of the 20th Support Group who is helping students, raise funds and organize the council. “It will also improve provide books to the support to the community from retirees.” school. For more information about the Area IV Retiree Council, contact Plumley at 768- PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAM 8021 or Wilfred.Plumley@us.army.mil
    • Page 26 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly April 2, 2004NEWS & NOTES Runners, walkers catch spring fever Tax Center Closing By Pfc. Oh Dong-keunThe Area IV Tax Center will be closing April 15. It Area IV Public Affairs Officeis open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.except for Thursday when it is open 11 a.m. - 7 CAMP WALKER – A total of 61p.m. until its closure. It is located in building runners and walkers participated in the1805 on Camp Henry. For more information or to 2004 Spring Fever/Women’s Historymake an appointment call Staff Sgt. Derrick Butler Month five-kilometer fun run/two-mile768-6680. walk sponsored by the Area IV Equal Opportunity Office and Area IV Morale, Yeong-am Overnight Welfare and Recreation here Saturday. Tour Culture Tour Chad Berket took the first place forThe Area IV Morale, Welfare and Recreation and men’s 29 and under category, MichaelCommunity Relations Offices are hosting an Aponte came in second. In women’s 29overnight culture tour to Yeong-am April 10 – 11. and under category, Lorelei Mann andThe tour is open to all U.S. identification card Amanda Lawrence came in first andholders. Sign up at the Camp Walker Community second, respectively. In men’s 30-39,Activity Center. A $10 refundable deposit is Jake Witte took first and Clifford Atkinsonrequired at the time of registration. For more came in second. Jacqueline James cameinformation, call Luis Rios at 768-7418. in first and Choe Un-chin took second place in women’s 30-39 category. In Kelly Field Closed men’s 40-49, Patrick Noble took the firstKelly Field on Camp Walker is closed until April place and Lee Sung-chik took the second.11. However, the running track remains open. For In women’s 40-49, Sachiko Wise andmore information, call Darryl Chandler at 764- Jeong Hyung-suk came in first and4800. second. In men’s over 50 category, Bae Kang-si took first and Park Myong-su Easter Sunrise Ser vice came in second. In women’s over 50,The Camp Walker Community is having an Easter Park soon-hee and Cannata Kum came inSunrise Service 7 a.m. April 11 at the Evergreen first and second.Community Club. The speaker will be Chaplain In the youth five-kilometer run, Greg(Col.) Richard Garrison, command chaplain, 19th Falkawski was the winner. Dollie JohnsonTheater Support Command. Special music will PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAM was the two-mile walk winner in the adultbe provided by “Men of Trinity” and the Camp Runners pass some of Camp Walker’s blossoming cherry trees during the 2004 Spring Fever/ division (men and women) and AngelaWalker Multicultural Gospel Choir. Breakfast will Women’s History Month five-kilometer fun run/two-mile walk here Saturday. Putnam won the youth and teen division.be provided. Holocaust Victims Commemoration Daegu women’s basketball team wins league titleArea IV, 20th Support Group and the 168th Story By Staff Sgt. Jonathan Crane peninsula travel Korea-wide during their have previous experience in collegeMedical Battalion are sponsoring a day of 304th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment five-month season, playing an opponent basketball and another has solid highremembrance for victims of the holocaust twice each game weekend. school experience. One player is in her11:30 a.m. April 19 at Evergreen Community CAMP WALKER – Final four “Post-Level teams are the elite level,” third year with the team.Club, Camp Walker. The guest speaker will be competition among the post-level said Tom Corcoran, sports director for Tournament-winning playersChaplain (Lt. Col.) Brett Oxman, deputy women’s basketball teams culminated in Area IV. There are six Army teams and representing Daegu are: Nakita Camps,command chaplain, USFK. For more a shootout March 14 in Yongsan that two Air Force teams that play 19th Theater Support Command;information, call Sgt. 1st Class Sharon Bryant left Daegu the last team standing. approximately 30 games during the five- Clarice Davis, 728th Military Policeat 768-8972. Seeded last of the final four teams, month season. Battalion; Alvida Jackson, 516th Daegu surprised their competition with “Losing Soldiers due to their one-year Personnel Support Battalion; Rhonda Holocaust Victims a win in the first game against the top- tours is always a problem. But from Kramer, 19th Theater Support Commemoration seeded Air Force team from Osan. “We December on we didn’t lose a single Command; Jahmia Mackerl, 36th SignalArea IV, 20th Support Group, 16th Medical Logistics were determined not to let the Air Force player,” Jones said. He identified this Battalion; Michelle Onwvdiwe, 168thBattalion and 23rd Chemical Battalion are take the title,” said Standard Jones, the stability as the key factor in determining Medical Battalion; Charlene Reilly, 728thsponsoring a day of remembrance for victims of coach of the Daegu women’s team. The the Daegu team’s success. “The team Medical Battalion; Anna Sanders, 665thholocaust 3 p.m. April 19 at the Camp Carroll Daegu players continued winning and stayed together and we made a cohesive Movement Control Team, 25thCommunity Activity Center. The guest speaker swept the brackets by defeating Camp team.” Transportation Battalion; and Cassandrawill be Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brett Oxman, deputy Red Cloud twice. Jones also found competitive “CJ” Summons, 36th Signal Battalion.command chaplain, USFK. Post-level teams from eight military advantage in the veterans who stiffened Clifford Atkins of the 36th SignalFor more information, call Sgt. 1st Class Sharon communities across the Korean the ranks of his team. Three players Battalion serves as the assistant coach.Bryant at 768-8972. Boxing Coaches Needed Input sought for 18th Medical Command accreditation surveyDaegu Sports and Fitness is looking for boxing 18th Medical Command Release should be awarded. should be sent to the joint commissioncoaches. For more information, call Darryl Chandler Joint commission standards deal with at least five working days before theat 764-4225. YONGSAN – The Joint Commission organizational quality of care issues and survey begins. Requests must also on Accreditation of Healthcare the safety of the environment in which indicate the nature of the information to Softball Camp Carroll Sof tball Organizations will conduct an accreditation care is provided. Individuals believing be provided at the interview. Requests Coaches Needed survey April 19-23 of the 18th Medical they have pertinent and valid information should be faxed to 630-792-5636 or e-The Crown Jewel sports and fitness program is about such matters may request public Command, which includes the 121st mailed to complaint@jcaho.orglooking for men’s and women’s softball coaches. information interviews with the joint General Hospital and outlying clinics. The joint commission willResumes with a coaching history must be turned commission’s field representatives at the The survey will be to evaluate the 18th acknowledge requests in writing or byin at the Camp Carroll Sports Office, located at time of survey. Information presented Medical Command’s compliance with telephone and will inform the 18ththe new Sports and Fitness complex, by April 9. at the interview will be evaluated for nationally established joint commission Medical Command of requests forFor more information, contact Kim Su Yop, acting relevance to the accreditation process. standards. The survey results will be interviews. The 18th Medical Commandsports director, at 765-8287 or Requests for public information used to determine whether, and the will notify interviewees of the dates,KimSuYop@usfk.korea.army.mil interviews must be made in writing and conditions under which, accreditation times and places of meetings.
    • MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page April 2, 2004 27‘Bikebot’ helps kids stay away from smoking, drugsBy Pfc. Oh Dong-keun part of the Area IV Community Robinson. “I love working with theArea IV Public Affairs Office Counseling Center’s arsenal of training students. They are a bunch of talented aids to help with substance abuse boys who have a lot of creativity, and CAMP GEORGE – “Stay away awareness presentations. The attention they are willing to work hard.”from drugs and smoking. They are bad drawn by the robotic puppet makes “This kind of presentation alwaysfor you!” was the message Sgt. Smart presentations more effective, especially works better with teenagers in it,” saidsaid had for the kids of Paul Kerr’s sixth to younger audiences. Welch. “Because they are role models forgrade class at Taegu American School. “I brought the idea (of having a the little children. They can put together No, Sgt. Smart isn’t some busybody bikebot) from my last installation,” said some things that we grown-ups nevernon-commissioned officer but rather a Ken Welch, director of Daegu think of that are really good for the youngremote-controlled, anti-substance abuse Community Counseling Center. “Four ones, and it’s good for the teenagers toanimated puppet, or bikebot. Riding his years ago, I was at a speaking be doing the prevention work also.”tricycle, Sgt. Smart visited the school engagement in Florida, and I saw a robot Both Welch and Robinson agreed thatMarch 22-26 to deliver substance abuse like this. I asked the person who had it the talents of the teenagers in conjunctionawareness presentations to the students where he had got it, he said ‘I built it’ so with the attention the bikebot drawsstopping by Kerr’s class March 24. I asked him to build me one, and he did. creates an effective combination. They “I think it was a wonderful I used it at Fort Polk, La., where I was plan to use their new resource in charge of the substance abuse extensively.presentation,” Kerr said. “I have never (From left) Daniel Roach, Logan Chester, program. When I got over here (in Korea), “It’s the best thing going (for us),”seen a demonstration with this type of a Tommy Thomson and Thomas Herrmann, all I called him again and asked him to build said Welch. “Whenever you haveprop before. It was interesting to me. I juniors at Taegu American School, field another one, and here we have it today. teenagers helping little ones stay awayam sure it was to my students, too.” questions from students during their One of the things I have learned over the from cigarettes, alcohol and other drugs, Nine eigth-and-11th-grade students presentation. Sgt. Smart peddles his tricycle years is that kids won’t listen to me. I you’ve got a great program going.”participated in the presentation, which in the foreground.was made up of three short skits telling am an old man. But they will listen to “Our next project will be on alcoholthe young audience about the dangers about smoking, and the fact that we everything that the robot tells them.” and other drugs and we have one onof smoking and how to avoid cigarettes. have the chance to that, it’s just The presentations were directed and bullying that we are going to work on,” The teenagers came up with the scripts overwhelming,” said Daniel Roach, an supervised by Heather Robinson, Area said Robinson. “We are also trying tofor each skit and took parts in the 11th grade student who participated in IV adolescent substance abuse work out the logistics as far asperformance, some of them even as the the presentation. “Having the robot with counselor, who is excited to have a new transporting the kids and the robot forvoice and the operator for the bikebot. us (for the presentation) really helps us, resource to help make her and her performing off-post as well as otherThe bikebot, Sgt. Smart, is equipped with because it actually gets the kids attention. students’ work more fun and interesting. U.S. military installations in Korea sucha wireless microphone and a built-in It works better that way.” “I love it. It’s very interactive. The as Yongsan and Osan.”speaker to give him the ability to speak. The puppet, which made its first kids are excited about (having the appearance at the school March 23, is puppet) for our performances,” said E-mail ohdk@usfk.korea.army.mil “(The presentation) informs the kids
    • MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 28 April 2, 2004Foundation donates software to soldiers corporation, has contributed approximately 8 billion To express the community’s gratitude for theCorporation president won toward this project, which, as we hope, can help donation, Imiola presented the representatives with a all the foreigners in the country who are interested in certificate of appreciation on behalf of 20th Supportwants to share Korean learning (Korean), including United States Forces Korea Group and Area IV. personnel.” “These CDs will be good teaching material forlanguage, heritage The relationship between the foundation and the Hangul classes that we offer to interested Soldiers and 20th Support Group was initiated when Kwon was family members in the area,” said Imiola. “I think this searching for a ROKA Staff Office-sponsored activity is a fine relationship that we have established, becauseBy Pfc. Oh Dong-keun for Korean Augmentation To the it shows that our Good NeighborArea IV Public Affairs Office U.S. Army and U.S. Soldier Program is working both ways.” Friendship Week, otherwise known “I think this is a fine According to a statement CAMP HENRY – In an effort to enhance Korean- as KATUSA week. The week-long relationship that we posted on the company’s Web site,American relations, a Korean non-profit scholarship celebration, usually in late April, is the company also feels that it wasfoundation donated 16 sets of CD-ROM-based Korean devoted to activities and events to have established.” a meaningful exchange.language instruction software to the 20th Support establish stronger relations between – Lt. Col. Brian Imiola “We believe it was a significantGroup March 10. KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers. occasion that we could contribute Two representatives from The Youlchon “I had a few possible activities to the cultural exchange betweenFoundation, an affiliate of Nongshim Corporation, a lined up in my mind, and I searched on the Web to Korea and U.S., beyond the fact that our CDs will beKorean food giant, traveled from corporate find out which one would be the best fit (KATUSA used for Korean language education for USFK,” saidheadquarters in Seoul to meet with Lt. Col. Brian Imiola, week),” said Kwon. “One of the ideas was a tour of the statement.deputy commander, 20th Support Group, and Capt. Nongshim’s manufacturing plant in Gumi, so I went Company representatives pointed out theKwon Kang-min, officer in charge, Republic of Korea to its Web site to do some research and came across foundation is working on the next version of theArmy Staff Office, 20th Support Group, to deliver the fact that the company had a free language education language instruction program and will ensure thethe CD-ROMs. program for the foreigners in Korea. So I had my non- 20th Support Group receives updated sets when The software program sets are comprised of CD- commissioned officer in charge contact the company released.ROMs offering language instruction at the primary, to make an arrangement for the tour and to inquire Three tours of the company’s manufacturingsecondary, and advanced skill levels. about the (language education) program.” plant in Gumi are slated for KATUSA Week. Tours The intent of the software donation is to foster “I first sent in a request for a tour of the facility to will be conducted from 1-5 p.m. April 26, 27, andpositive relations and to help foreigners who live the Nongshim’s headquarters,” said Sgt. Kim Tae-hee, non- 29. The tours will depart from Camp Henry andpeninsula in learning the Korean language step-by- commissioned officer in charge, ROKA Staff Office, are open to all KATUSA and U.S. Soldiers, DoDstep. 20th Support Group. “The request apparently drew civilians and family members. For more information “The foundation has been working on this (CD- special attention from the president of the company, regarding the tours, call Sgt. Kim Tae-hee at 768-ROM development) project for 10 years,” said Kim since it was from U.S. military installation, and through 8156.Yoon-hong, foundation representative. “President Shin his staff, he offered to donate the CD-ROMs for USFKChoon-ho of the foundation, as well as of the Soldiers in Daegu.” E-mail ohdk@usfk.korea.army.mil
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