The Peninsula-Wide News Publication Volume 2, Issue No. 26 No. P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA April 16, 2004 U.S. KoreaSearch begins for U.S. MIAs in North KoreaDepartment of Defense In late 2003, U.S. and North Korean negotiators scheduled One joint team will operate near the Chosin Reservoir in five operations for 2004 in Unsan County and near the Chosin North Korea hoping to recover remains believed to be those WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense Reservoir, both sites of major battles and heavy losses of of U.S. Army Soldiers from the 7th Infantry Division whoannounced that U.S. and North Korean specialists began U.S. servicemen. fought against Chinsese forces in November and Decemberpreliminary work Tuesday in North Korea to prepare to This marks the ninth consecutive year that U.S. teams 1950. About 1,100 Americans are unaccounted for fromrecover the remains of Americans missing in action from have operated inside North Korea, bringing home some battles of the Chosin campaign.the Korean War. remains of the more than 8,100 soldiers missing in action A second team will conduct recovery operations in Unsan For the first time since these operations began in 1996, from the war. Specialists from the Joint POW/Missing County, about 60 miles north of Pyongyang. This area issupplies and equipment were transported across the Personnel Command have recovered more than 180 remains the site of battles between communist forces and the U.S.demilitarized zone to U.S. recovery teams. This arrangement since 1996 in 27 separate operations. Army’s 1st Cavalry and 25th Infantry Division’s inwas made through negotiations led by the Defense Prisoner This year, the recovery work will be split between the November 1950.of War/Missing Personnel Office in February. And, for the two sites for a schedule that will extend between April and This is the 32nd Joint Recovery Operation in North Korea.first time since 1999, U.S. remains, accompanied by recovery October. Twenty-eight U.S. team members will join with More than 88,000 Americans are missing in action fromteam members, will return across the demilitarized zone at their North Korean counterparts for each of these World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, the Vietnamthe end of each operation. approximately 30-day operations. War and Desert Storm. Sea Slug Sighting U.S. signal Soldiers get ‘reception’ from Koreans Story by Pfc. Shin about the history of the 60th Signal Hyung bum Battalion, its mission and area of 1st Signal Brigade Public Affairs Office operations in the ROK. In spite of the differences in YONGSAN — Soldiers, operations between the Republic of civilians and senior Korean national Korea and United States, there technicians of the 41st Signal remained one common thread that Battalion recently toured the allowed the two battalions to maintain communication facilities of the a great relationship. Republic of Korea 60th Signal “The 60th ROK Signal Battalion is Battalion to promote better our counterpart in the ROK military,” understanding and build positive said Maj. Nora Marcos, 41st Signal relations the ROK Army and the Battalion executive officer. “They are U.S. Army a joint communications element that “I couldn’t forget the friendly supports their major command, reception and the invaluable time we similar to what we do for 1st Signal had when we visited the 41st last Brigade.” year. Since then I looked forward Members from the 41st visited to inviting you to our battalion,” said eight telecommunications facilities Lt. Col. Kim Young-shik, and then afterwards shared lunch commander of the 60th Signal with their ROK counterparts. Battalion. “Thank you for inviting us today. While the visit availed both the It has been a wonderful and Republic of Korea and the United impressive tour and I appreciate your States to better promote gracious hospitality. Regardless of understanding and friendship what happens, we are going to be between the two allies, the visit partners for a very long time. I look PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAM allowed them to exchange forward to meeting again,” said Lt. Taegu Mairim Martinez, a senior at Taegu American School, reacts as she technology and ideas. Col. Darin Talkington, commander, holds a sea slug from a tidal pool on Jeju Island’s Hwasun Beach The 41st arrived at the ROK 60th 41st Signal Battalion. April 6. Martinez was attending a leadership forum held April 4-9 at Signal Battalion base and received a the Cheju-Do Recreation Center (See page 25 for story and additional reception from the ROK Army and photos. Also, see related story on Page 26.). soon afterwards received a brief E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org What ’s inside... INSIDE Korean employee Health Clinic Commentary.............Page 2 MPs face the Teen leaders meet Perpoints, Dollars and retires after 45 improvements Sense......................Page 3 body challenge at youth forum Movies...................Page 14 years underway Chaplain................Page 15 See Page 6 See Page 9 See Page 22 See Page 25 MWR Events...........Page 18
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 2 April 16, 2004 MP Blotter Commentary The following entry was extractedfrom the past several week’s military Taking care of environment an extension ofpolice blotters. This entry may beincomplete and does not determine the professionalism, contributes to readinessguilt or innocence of any person. Our Army is serving a nation at war. As part of protect our environmental resources.An investigation revealed that a Department of the joint force our Army is committed to providing Every April 22, our nation celebrates Earth Day. OurDefense employee was driving his 2002 Lexus relevant and ready land power capabilities to the Army Earth Day theme this year is “Preserving theon a U.S. installation when it was apparently combatant commanders. Environment While Protecting Our Freedom.” Thisstruck by a golf ball. Damage to the vehicle Soldiers and their leaders will always be the key twofold message recognizes the value of our environmentconsisted of a dent about two inches in components of successful land combat power. We and reminds us that we are the guardians of freedom.diameter on the driver side door panel. The train Soldiers, grow leaders, and forge them into The Soldiers Creed exhorts Soldiers’ dedication toindividual rendered a written sworn statement c o h e s i v e u n i t s t h r o u g h h a r d , r e a l i s t i c maintaining their arms, equipment, and themselves.attesting to the incident and subsequently training. S i m i l a r l y, e a c h o f u s m u s tconducted a search of the area for the golf Our installations provide the “Sound environmental dedicate ourselves to maintainingball, which met with negative results. Estimated quality facilities, realistic ranges, the environment; it is an extensioncost of damages is unknown. challenging training, materiel stewardship helps keep the of our professionalism. Sound support, and advanced Army relevant and ready” environmental stewardship helps Courts-Martial technologies that prepare our Soldiers for the stark realities of - Peter J. Schoomaker, U.S. Army Cheif of Staff and R.L. Brownlee, Acting keep the Army relevant and ready. May God bless our Soldiers, the battlefield. Secretary of the Army families, civilians and veterans.United States v. PFC Matthew Mellott Our installations’ capability to And may God bless America.United States v. PVT Brandon Wilkinson provide these resources is an indispensable contribution to the war effort. TheseOn March 24 at an Army general court-martial held at Camp resources include the environment—the land, air and Peter J. SchoomakerHumphreys, Pfc. Matthew B. Mellott, Company G, 52nd water of our installations and the neighboring General, United States ArmyAviation Regiment, pleaded guilty to and was convicted of one communities. Installation resources enhance our Chief of Staffspecification of unlawful entry and one specification of larceny in ability to train, project power, and support ourviolation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. families. R.L. BrownleeOn April 1, at an Army general court-martial held at Camp Sound environmental stewardship contributes in Acting Secretary of the ArmyHumphreys, Pvt. Brandon Wilkinson, also of Company G, 52nd many ways to mission accomplishment, and helpsAviation Regiment, pleaded guilty and was convicted of two preserve our heritage as Americans. As part ofspecifications of unlawful entry and two specifications of larceny Soldier readiness, we must sustain ourin violation of the UCMJ. environmental resources and use them wisely.On Feb. 10, while at the rear detachment at Camp Eagle, E-mail commentary submissions to email@example.com. The war mandates that we perform our dutiesMellott and Wilkinson unlawfully entered the barracks room of Please keep submissions about a page in length and include your name, rank and with seriousness and a sense of urgency; our future duty station. The Morning Calm Weekly reserves the right to edit letters fortwo other Soldiers. While one Soldier kept watch outside, the mandates that we have the foresight to respect and length, taste and clarity.other went into the room and stole more than $500 worth ofpersonal property from the victims. Reversing places the twocommitted a second larceny to the same Soldiers about one Morning Calm Weekly Soundoff:half hour later.Subsequently, on Feb. 11, Wilkinson entered the room of preserve What can be done to preser ve the environment?another Soldier and stole another laptop computer valued atmore than $1,000.A military judge, sitting as a general court-martial, sentencedMellott to 18 months in confinement, reduction in grade to E-1 and a bad conduct discharge. A military judge, sitting as ageneral court-martial, convicted Wilkinson to 15 monthsconfinement and a bad conduct discharge.The cases must now go to the convening authority for review andaction. The convening authority can never increase thepunishment adjudged by the court. Before taking action, theconvening authority receives legal advice, “Recycle” — Cpl. 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MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page April 16, 2004 3NEWS & NOTES Why Korea is becoming the Duty Assignment of Choice 8th Army Half and Full Dancers at the Korean Folk Marathon Village perform traditionalThe 2004 8th U.S. Army half and full farmers’ dance and othermarathon will begin at Camp Casey’s Hanson folk music in celebration ofField House 8 a.m. April 24. a good harvest. U.S. ForcesRace-day registration will be 6:30 a.m. – Korea recently got to see7:30 a.m., followed by a course briefing at the performance during a7:45 a.m. For more information, contact Jim one-day tour sponsored byWilliams at 730-2322. the South Korean Ministry of Defense. More tours are Army Birthday Ball scheduled for the future. TicketsThis year’s Army birthday ball will be June18 at the Seoul Grand Hyatt Hotel.Tickets are now on sale for $40 each andare available from command representativesin Korea. Call Maj. Olivia Bierman at 723-8265 or Mai. David McConnell at 723-9040for information on ticket availability. Vo Band Seeks V o c a l i s t sThe 8th United States Army Band is lookingfor vocalists. PHOTO BY PVT. MICHEAL R. NOGGLEPe r f o r m a n c e re a re a s include:! High-profile command social events! Classical or popular music with theConcert Band! Lead vocals in the Pop, Rock and Country Fifty years later, Army authorizes medal for Korean peninsula serviceShow Band! Lead vocals while fronting the JazzEnsemble Qualifications 8th Personnel Services Command to active-duty personnel records for Soldier’s currently Soldiers interested must be: assigned in Korea who have completed 30 consecutive! Private first class through sergeant first YONGSAN — The Korean Defense Service Medal days in the designated area on or before Feb. 9. Localclass was created to provide special recognition for the personnel services detachments will post the KDSM to! Not be a bonus military occupational sacrifices and contributions made by members of the the records for Soldiers’ who arrived in Korea afterspeciality recipient U.S. armed forces who have served or are Feb. 9 and have completed 30 days in the! Have six or more months remaining in serving in the Republic of Korea from July 28, theater.Korea or be willing to extend 1954, to a date to be determined. ! Effective Feb. 3, the Overseas Service! Look good in uniform and meet height The Army Human Resource Command issued Ribbon is no longer authorized for overseasweight standards implementing instructions on Feb. 9 governing tours in the Republic of Korea. Soldiers! No adverse administrative or Uniform policy regarding processing, award and wear who received an OSR for previous toursCode of Military Justice actions pending. of the KDSM. Key points are: Korea will retain the award. HRC willFor more information or to apply, call Sgt. ! Soldiers who complete 30 consecutive provide additional guidance on this viaMaj. David Doyon at 725-7135 or e-mail: or 60 nonconsecutive days in Republic of separate email@example.com. Korea-designated areas after July 28, 1954, will In order of precedence the KDSM will be awarded the KDSM. The KDSM may be be worn below the Global War on Terrorism Sexual Assault Victims awarded posthumously to Soldiers who lost Service Medal and above the Armed Forces Hotline their lives without regard to the length of tour. Service Medal.The Department of Defense has formed a Only one award is authorized for any The ribbon is currently available in militarytask force on care for active-duty individual. clothing sales stores. The medal will be availableservicemembers who are victims of sexual ! The KDSM does not require publication of award through normal supply channels by May. Additionalassault. orders and does not require action by Soldiers or information can be found at https://Victims may call DSN 312-761-1659 or toll- commanders. w w w. p e r s c o m o n l i n e . a r m y. m i l / t a g d / a w a r d s /free 1-800-497-6261 between 10 p.m. and ! The Army HRC has posted award of the KDSM KDSM_feb04.doc10 a.m. to report assaults AC AP to host Job Fair ACAP Fair Servicemembers, civilians may benefit from TSPArmy Career and Alumni Program will host job 175th Finance Command entitled to receive agency contributions. enrolled in the Civil Service Retirementfairs this month at camps around South Korea. Civilians in this category will automatically System retirement plan are encouragedCall local ACAP centers for more information. YONGSAN — The next Thrift Saving receive a TSP contribution of one percent to invest in their future by contributing to Plan open season is Thursday through of base pay regardless of self-contribution TSP. However, matching contributionsWednesday Camp Mobile, ACAP Center June 30. Servicemembers who enroll now status. are not authorized. The maximum amount 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. could enjoy the benefits for a lifetime. CSRS employees can contribute duringThursday Camp Humphreys, Freedom Inn Servicemembers may contribute up to Matching Funds 2004 is nine percent of base pay. 9 - 11 a.m. 9 percent of base pay and up to 100 When a DOD civilian elects to Osan Air Base Officer’s Club 1 - 4 p.m. percent of incentive or special pay into contribute to TSP, a matching contribution Thrift Savings Plan changesApril 23 Camp Henry, Henry’s Place the Thrift Savings Plan. In 2005, is provided, dollar for dollar, up to three Effective July 1, TSP is scheduled to 12 - 3 p.m. servicemembers may contribute up to 10 percent of base pay and 50 cents to the make three changes to the loan program.April 24 Yongsan, Embassy Club percent of base pay. The maximum tax dollar for the next two percent of base ! A $50 fee will be charged for each 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. deferred amount for Soldiers contributions pay. A matching self contribution must new loan. This will be automaticallyApril 25 Yongsan, Embassy Club in 2004 is $13,000. be made to qualify. The maximum amount deducted from the amount of each new 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Department of Defense civilians who FERS employees can contribute in 2004 loan. are enrolled in the Federal Employees is 14 percent of base pay. Retirement System retirement plan are Department of Defense civilians See Savings on Page 4
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 4 April 16, 2004Military food inspectors comingto talk with commissary shoppersStory by Nancy O’Nell food handling and cooking procedures.Defense Commisary Agency It takes only a few minutes to learn how to reduce the risk of food-borne illness and MCCLELLAN, CALIF. — Military avoid symptoms such as a stomachache thatmedical food inspectors work in can sideline a person for a day or longer.commissaries daily to ensure your food is Military food inspectors will be in storessafe and wholesome. There are no such on the following dates:parallels to this inspection in commercialsupermarkets. ! Camp Carroll – Saturday Medical inspectors from the U.S. Army ! Camp Casey – SaturdayVeterinary Command and the U.S. Air Force ! Camp Howze – SaturdayPublic Health work cooperatively with the ! Osan – SaturdayDefense Commissary Agency to keep ! Yongsan – 24 Aprilgroceries safe, sanitary, wholesome and ! Hannam Village – 26 Aprilsecure. ! Chinhae – 28 April During April, military medical food ! Camp Page – 30 Aprilinspectors will be in commissaries in Koreaon selected Saturdays to talk with customers The date of Camp Red Cloud’s event wasabout Defense Commisary Agency’s not available at press time. Check with themultitiered inspection process. store at 732-7649. They will also have information on safe Brick by brick PHOTO BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN Choe Pyong Chol, cement finisher, lays in bricks Monday at Memorial Park, Yongsan.Post allowances increasesU.S. State Department 5 to 10 percent for employees who are already authorized and receiving post YONGSAN — Post allowance for U.S. allowance.civilian employees in Korea increased to 10 Post allowance is a cost of livingpercent effective April 4. allowance that reimburses employees for The post allowance change is based on certain living costs incurred while stationed in overseas areas where the cost of living,the currency exchange rate information other than quarters, is much higher than inreported to the Department of State Office Washington, D.C. It is designed to enableof Allowances on March 23. The Defense employees to have purchasing power similarFinance and Accounting Service will to federal employees of the same salary levelautomatically increase post allowance from in Washington, D.C.Savings from Page 3 ! Members will no longer be able to loans approved in 2002.have two general-purpose loans at the same There were more than 300,000 loanstime. approved during 2003. At the present time, Members will be allowed to have one more than 500,000 members havegeneral-purpose loan and one residential loan outstanding loans.at the same time. More than 40 percent of the 500,000 ! Eligibility to apply for another loan will members with loans have two loansnot occur until the 61st day after the original outstanding.loan is paid off. About 25 percent of members with loans The $50 fee will be used to cover request a new loan within 60 days after payingadministrative costs due to the high volume off the original loan.of loans. For more information on TSP, log on to TSP loan facts are: There was an the 175th FINCOM Web site at: http://approximate increase of 50 percent in 175fincom.korea.army.mil.approved loans during 2003 compared to
April 16, 2004 Page 5Burger King staff prepares for opening dayStory, photo by David McNallyArea I Public Affairs Office CAMP STANLEY — Workerscontinue to put the finishing touchesthis week on the new Army and AirForce Exchange Service shoppingcenter complex. Fourteen Burger King employeesspent their first day on the job in aclassroom, learning how to preparethe renowned “flame-broiled”burgers. “I think the Soldiers will be happy,”said Cho Sun-cha, the Camp StanleyBurger King manager. “They will havea lot of choice.” Besides featuring the only BurgerKing in the Uijeongbu Enclave, theAAFES food court will have anAnthony’s Pizza, a Robin Hood and aBaskin-Robbins. Officials said they are on schedulefor a May 1 soft opening. “We usually go with a soft opening Cho Sun-cha, the new Burger King manager (right) explains the restaurant operations to her new employees in a class at Camp Stanley Monday.as quickly as we can,” said RonaldDaugherty, AAFES Northern Casey for four days of hands-on management training in the United States. variety,” said Pvt. Eugene Lago,Exchange general manager. “That’s training,” Cho explained. “We will have Cho has worked at Camp Stanley for Headquarters and Headquarterswhere we start running the operation three days of practice before May 1.” 23 years. “When I started, we had real Battery, Division Artillery. “You getto work out the kinks, as it were.” Each day, the new employees will plates, busboys and a special menu,” she tired of just going to the Burger Bar.” Cho’s training calendar watch video presentations on topics from said. “Now, we have fast food.” AAFES officials are counting on themeticulously outlines each class how to prepare the food to customer The food court will have enough community embracing the newleading up to the planned soft opening service. room for over 200 customers, with facilities.day. Cho recently returned from almost two some seating on the outside balcony. “We project a sales increase of 15 to “We are going to travel to Camp months of intense Burger King “At least we will finally get some See Opening on Page 8Drivers take a shine to new automated car wash Story, photo by Pfc. Stephanie The free car wash is open Pearson to drivers of TMP-owned, Area I Public Affairs Office nontactical government vehicles, said Eugene CAMP RED CLOUD — It Thomas, installation washes, it waxes, it dries; but transportation officer. it won’t drive your car off the “Buses and big trucks are lot for you. too large for the car wash, but “It can’t drive it out yet,” it will wash most passenger- laughed Joseph Joyner, Camp carrying vehicles,” Thomas Red Cloud installation said. “That’s around 70 maintenance supervisor. percent of what we’ve got “We’re still working on that assigned to the TMP, or about part.” 270 vehicles.” The CRC Transportation Thomas said he has been Motor Pool’s new automated trying to get a car wash in the car wash helps drivers keep motor pool for four years, and government-owned vehicles finally got his wish when the clean. car wash opened for business “The intent was to make it in mid-February. easier for our Soldiers to have “It’s very easy, and only clean nontactical vehicles, takes about 5 minutes,” Joyner which will instill driver pride,” said. “All the Soldiers have to said William Kapaku, civilian do is drive the vehicle in, sit inCamp Red Cloud transportation employees look on Tuesday as a nontactical government vehicle gets an automated executive assistant for U.S.wash at the installation’s new cleaning facility. Army Garrison, CRC. See Wash on Page 8
Page 6 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly April 16, 2004NEWS & NOTES K orean employee retirees after 45 years CID Offers Reward Story, photo by David McNally In March 1959, Yi Song-kun, began 1976, where he served until hisSometime between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Area I Public Affairs Office work as a laborer at a camp in the retirement last week.Jan. 15, person(s) unknown stole a Sony Vaio Western Corridor, long since closed . In a formation of civilian employeeslaptop computer, 00043-471-262-595; a JVC CAMP GIANT — Work in Korea was In the early 1970s, Yi transferred April 9 at the Camp Giant flag poles, Yidigital video camera, 108U1153; a Casio video scarce in the late 1950s. Although the to another camp in the Dongducheon officially capped 45 years of service tocamera, 250501913; a Sony Walkman mini-disk Korean people were still recovering from area, and was promoted to baking the U.S. Army.player, 3-234-876-01; a computer modem; a set three years of war, they had hope. bread and pastries. “I had a very good relationship withof miniature cologne bottles; a cell phone; a An 18-year old man from Bongilcheon, After a 1972 reduction in force, Yi my co-workers and U.S. ForcesGame Boy Advance; and about 33 assorted digital a small village near Paju, looked to the again moved to the Western Corridor. He Korea,” Yi said. “When customersvideo discs and compact discs from building 3688, U.S. Army for a job, and found a future. became a Camp Giant supply clerk in came to pick up their supplies, I wasrooms 402 and 403, at Camp Hovey. If anyone has happy to supply them without mistakes.”any information regarding the whereabouts of the Lt. Col. Stephen Murray, thestolen items and/or the individual(s) responsible commander of U.S. Army Garrison,for the theft, contact Special Agent Stacey Ferrierat 730-4240. A $500 reward is payable upon the Camp Casey, presented Yi with asuccessful apprehension and prosecution of the certificate and unit coin at a retirementperpetrator(s). This reward offer expires on Jan. ceremony and luncheon.28, 2005. “It would be interesting to hear how much or how little things have changed Holocaust Remembrance during his career,” Murray said. Lunch “He was a very good worker,” saidThe Camp Red Cloud Equal Opportunity office Fidel Diaz, the accountable officer forwill host a Holocaust Days of Remembrance lunch the Western Corridor. “We lost a bigat Mitchell’s 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The lunch is asset.”open to all. Diaz said Yi provided senior leadership for the supply section. He National Librar y Week Library Week said he mentored the new KoreanArea I libraries will honor National Library Week employees on the warehouse system.Sunday - April 24. All week, the Camp Red Cloud “A lot of buildings in the WesternLibrary will offer snacks and refreshments, gifts, Corridor are very old,” Diaz said. “Mr.door prizes, and a “candy jar” contest. The Camp Yi kept track of all the old parts for thoseCasey Library will host an open house on theSunday and have refreshments and door prizes buildings.”the rest of the week. Everyone is invited to stop “We all take our hats off to you,”by. Michael Laurenceau, the director of public works for the Western Corridor, Training Spiritual Fitness Training told Yi at the retirement ceremony.The Camp Red Cloud Catholic chaplain will host Yi is the father of five children: onea Spiritual Fitness Training tour April 23. The tour son and four daughters. He as a ricewill visit Choltusan Martyrs’ Shrine, Saenamto paddy in the Paju area and his hobby isChurch and Shrine, and Myongdong Cathedral fishing.and grounds. The bus will depart CRC 7:20 a.m. “In my retirement,” Yi said, “I hope to doand Camp Stanley 8 a.m. To sign up, call 732- a lot of fishing. I will also work my land.”8854. Seating is limited. Yi will now have a lot of time to do just that. BOSS Block Party Yi Song-kun (left) stands to be recognized at his retirement ceremony April 9 at Camp Giant. YiThe Camp Red Cloud Better Opportunities for served the U.S. Army for 45 years. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgSingle and Unaccompanied Soldiers will host ablock party April 24 on the road in front of the Camp Stanley troops bide time during constructionCRC gym. The block party will kick off at noon,and will feature a cookout, games, a volleyballtournament, a home-run derby and variouscompany fundraisers. Everyone is invited to attend. Story, photo by David McNally renovation,” Dobbs said. “We’re offering more trips on theFor more information, contact BOSS Area I Public Affairs Office weekends.”representatives. The center will sponsor events like a reggae and hip hop CAMP STANLEY— The community activities center festival tomorrow night at Reggie’s. 8th Army Half and Full is now an empty shell. Construction workers continue to “We’re also sponsoring a pool party in May,” he said. Marathon Dobbs said they hope to have a grand opening ceremony ready the building for a $239,000 face-lift.The 2004 8th U.S. Army half and full marathon during the July 4 community celebrations.will begin at Camp Casey’s Hanson Field House 8 “We are trying to keep the disruption of our programs to a minimum,” said Jimmie Dobbs, Camp Stanley “We hope to have a big party in conjunction with the granda.m. April 24. Race-day registration will be 6:30 opening,” Dobbs said.a.m. – 7:30 a.m., followed by a course briefing at community activities director. “We are still running the7:45 a.m. For more information, contact Jim programs we normally run.” E-mail email@example.comWilliams at 730-2322. Dobbs said the only difference, other than the temporary facilities, is Soldiers have fewer options for shooting pool Red Cross Offers Course and watching television.The Camp Red Cloud American Red Cross will “The project includes a new kitchen and restrooms,hold an adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary an expansion of the arts and crafts center and cyber café,resuscitation and basic first aid course 8 a.m. plus the addition of a music room and patio.”April 24 and 9 a.m. May 1 in the Red Cross office. Dobbs said the cyber café is now located in a temporaryThe course costs $35 and will certify students in building in the CAC rear parking lot, along with the center’sCPR and first aid for one year. Call 732-6160 tosign up. administrative staff. “The Internet sign-up, telephone and cable offices are Army Emergency Relief operating out of building S-2375,” Dobbs said. “The arts Campaign and crafts resale operation is in a temporary building in theThe Army Emergency Relief Campaign is on-going and parking lot of that building.”will continue until May 15. Contact unit representatives to Dobbs said the center has boosted its tour and travelmake a donation or for more information. program. Jimmie Dobbs, Camp Stanley community activities director, shows off “We’ve got some great programs planned during the part of the temporary facilities for use during his facility’s renovation.
The Morning Calm Weekly April 16, 2004 MORNING CALM Page 7Soldiers aim to increase test scoresStory, photos by David McNallyArea I Public Affairs Office CAMP RED CLOUD — A group of 19 Soldiersfrom Areas I and II completed a week of intenseeducation training April 9 at Camp Red Cloud. Education officials try to offer FAST classes, orfunctional academic skills training, at least once amonth at various education centers in Korea. “It helps them improve their math and English,”said Stanley Schultz, CRC education servicesspecialist. “Many career fields require a higher GTscore.” The GT, or general technical, score is what Armyofficials use as an entrance requirement for certaincareer fields. For example, to qualify for a commission,Soldiers must achieve a 110 or higher GT score. “Many, if not most, career fields require a minimumGT score to re-enlist,” Schultz said. “The students are at various levels in this class,”said Cathy Lee, a FAST instructor with Central TexasCollege. “I try to help them individually.” Lee said she has the students for 40 hours ofinstruction. “It’s not difficult at all,” said Pfc. Felisha McCurtis, 61st Maintenance Company. “We’re going at our own Cathy Lee, an instructor with Central Texas College (right) reviews a mathematic formula with a student during functional pace.” academic skills training at the Camp Red Cloud Education Center April 8. McCurtis has a personal goal of raising her GT score so she McCurtis sounded confident in her chances of years. She said she has seen a lot of accomplishments can move to a job in raising her test scores after the FAST class. from her FAST graduates. the medical field. “I know I will raise my score,” she said. “It’s “I’m going to be changing jobs,” said Pvt. Michael Currently, McCurtis very helpful to get one-on-one help and go at your Krueger, a mechanic with Company A, 168th Medical works in a warehouse own pace, you can focus on what you need. Battalion. “I want to reclassify to a job in explosive as a supply specialist. Schultz explained how the pretest breaks down ordnance disposal.” “Before I joined math and English so instructors have an idea what Krueger said Lee instructed math in terms he could the Army, I was areas they need to emphasize. easily understand.Pfc. Felisha McCurtis works out a working towards my “Usually, I focus on math for two to three days,” “I’ve learned more about math than probably whatmath word problem during a associate’s degree,” Lee said. “I check their pretests and tailor the I learned in all my four years in high school,” Kruegerweek of functional academic skills she said. “I want to be training to their needs.”training. a registered nurse.” Lee has taught the FAST class for about two See Scores on Page 8Seoul stage show cooks up fine entertainmentStory, photo by Sgt. Brandon Krahmer Audience interaction is a big part Get off the subway at Seoul City Hall walk from the subway station to the2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office of the show. The cooks and the Station, and depart the station from exit theater. No. 2. Gyeongbok Palace should be to Seats for the show range from maitre d’ cannot agree on whether or 30,000 to 50,000 Korean won, SEOUL — A stage show called not the soup is up to par, so they call the front. Directly past the front gate depending on how close the seating is"Cookin’ Nanta" is a flavor of for two audience members to come of the palace, take a right and follow to the stage. Community activity centersentertainment available to Soldiers in up to give the final decision. One the palace wall all the way to the Cookin’ have more information.Warrior Country through community audience member is distracted by one Nanta Theater on the right. It takesactivity centers. of the cooks, while the other chases approximately 10 minutes to make the E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Under the watchful eye and a fly that eventually ends up in themeddlesome presence of a hefty maitre soup he is about to taste.d’, three cooks and an assistant chop, There is also a fight scene betweengrate, slice and peel to the beat, and the head cook and his assistant thatprepare a huge wedding feast in under rivals those in “The Matrix.” A foodan hour. fight among the cooks covers the The show follows the story of a stage, and some of the audiencekitchen crew as it struggles to meetheavy demands put on them by the members, in onion, cucumber, carrotrestaurant owner. and cabbage slices. Performers pound on pots, pans and As the cooks neared their deadline,cutting boards with everyday kitchen they finally managed to find a healthyutensils. They set their story to the beat balance of making the meal andof a different drum. keeping the beat. Cookin’ Nanta relies heavily on To get to the theater, travel to theslapstick comedy and exaggerated nearest subway station: Uijeongbugestures to tell the story. One does not Station for residents of the Uijeongbuhave to speak Korean to understand the and Dongducheon Enclaves, andshow, although inviting a Korean friend Bulgwang Station for residents of thealong would make transportation and Western Corridor. A ticket to Seoul During the grand finale of the Cookin’ Nanta performance, actors bring out drums and beat out aticketing arrangements much easier. City Hall Station costs about 850 won. rythym to the delight of the crowd. The audience claps along as performers strike the drums.
Page 8 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly April 16, 2004Opening from Page 520 percent,” said Lee Kyong-su, the Contractors continue to placefood court manager. “There will be a shelving units in the new store, laylot more choice.” concrete for the outside sidewalk, and Presently, the Camp Stanley food court tweak electrical outlet installations.operation consists of an Anthony’s Pizza The multi-million dollar project willand an American Eatery. bring a state of the art shopping center Daugherty said the current food complex to almost 8,000 authorizedcourt, a 50-year old Quonset hut, is in shoppers in the Uijeongbu Enclave,the footprint of the construction area. officials said.“We plan to remove it prior to the grand “I think Soldiers will greatlyopening,” he said. appreciate the variety it will provide,” Workers were hanging the signs for said Col. Ross Ridge, commander ofthe concessions in the mall Monday. The the 2nd Infantry Division Artillery.rest of the shopping center complex is “People here have been very patientlystill under construction. waiting for the grand opening.” “We plan to have a soft opening in Junefor the retail store,” Daugherty said. E-mail email@example.comScores from Page 7said. “You learn so much, and it’ll help Soldier took before joining the military,you in the long run.” outcome determines the Soldier’s new Before and after the FAST class, GT score.Soldiers take a test of adult basic “If they are pressured to take theeducation. class, they may come in and just go “A lot of times, if there isn’t a through the motions,” Schultz said. “Butsignificant amount of improvement,”Schultz said. “I’ll ask them if they want if they really want to learn, the classto go through another FAST class.” can make a significant difference.” However, Schultz said Officials encouraged prospectiveoverwhelmingly Soldiers do better on students to speak to their chain oftests after attending a FAST class. command and local education office for Schultz said once the Soldier is ready details on upcoming classes.to take the Armed Forces ClassificationTest, an examination similar to what the E-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgWash from Page 5the vehicle, and drive out when the said. “The Soldiers don’t have to goattendant tells them.” downtown and spend their money, and it The car wash is open from 6 a.m. to 9 improves the appearance of our vehiclesp.m., but there is no full-time operator. out on the road.” Thomas explained that if someone The $65,000 facility was fundedwants to wash their vehicle during those through the garrison’s productivityhours, they should tell the vehicle improvement review program, Kapakudispatcher. said. “He’ll have someone go out there, Thomas believes it was money wellopen it up and run the vehicle through,” spent.Thomas explained. “Our job is to take care of Soldiers, Thomas said right now they only have period,” Thomas explained. “So if wefour or five people use the car wash each can make things easier for them, well,day, but he hopes more people will come that’s what we’re here to do.”when they realize it’s there. “I think it’s a morale builder,” Thomas E-mail email@example.com Children find Easter eggs at hunt Jared Hazelett, 4, enjoys finding Easter eggs during a Camp Red Cloud Commissary event Saturday. About 75 children participated in the hunt for 240 candy-filled eggs. Five children received Easter baskets and four received $25 gift certificates from the commissary. The Camp Red Cloud Pear Blossom Cottage organized the family member’s participation in the annual Easter egg hunt. PHOTO BY MARGARET BANISH-DONALDSON
April 16, 2004 Page 9Soldiers face the challenge8th Military Police Brigade Public Company Body Challenge Obstacle monitored physical training program, maintained a personal fitness journal,Affairs Office Course got underway – testing each professional nutrition and diet multiple weigh-ins and tape tests, and Soldier ’s endurance and mental instruction and positive received several progress reviews. YONGSAN — On a cool, brisk toughness. The event would go on to reinforcement,” said Stone. They will have also completed threemorning a group of anxious Soldiers include jumping rope, five-gallon “Participant’s blood pressure, lipid and scheduled “reward challenges” –stood at the ready, waiting for the water can carries and balance cholesterol levels and EKG testing are specially developed physical eventswhistle to blow. exercises, culminating in a final time taken and carefully recorded. Each that offer prizes and various gifts for Seconds later, they were off, flying check. Soldier is counseled and goals are the top three finishers. The obstaclealong a carefully designed route by For these Soldiers, the obstacle established.” course was the first of these threebicycle as the first stage of the course was itself only one part of a The challenge is, after all, still a special events.Headquarters and Headquarters 16-week program of self- competition – and every competition Taking home the honors were Pfc. improvement and positive motivation needs a winner. Ma, first place, Pfc. Iversan, second designed to increase each participant’s For the HHC Body Challenge, the place, and Spc. Park, third place. level of mental and physical health. winner will be determined by a Their “rewards” included protein bars, The obstacle course marked the combination of objective and yoga mats, T-shirts, gym bags and a first physical test for the 20 subjective judging criteria, including 30-day membership to the Point volunteers. The challenge was more a measure of overall improvement Fitness Club. The next reward than simply a series of physical during the 16 weeks, graded challenge is scheduled May 9. competitions. performance on the physical events Everyone is still a winner in the end Modeled off of the popular and an end-of-the-program interview. military police officials said. The Discovery Channel program of the The overall winner will then walk away participants represent every section same name, Capt. Heather Stone, with an all-expenses paid trip to Jeju- within the HHC and every rank from Headquarters and Headquarters Do Island for one weekend. lieutenant colonel to private. Company commander, developed a The challenge officially began The HHC Body Challenge is now similar program for the Soldiers in her March 29 and will conclude July 19. underway and the stakes have been command. Each Friday the participants’ progress set. Self-improvement is the brigadePfc. Ma Dong-min, first-place winner of the “The body challenge is geared will be announced to the company. commander’s number one priority ofBody Challenger is runs the five-gallon water toward improving each participant’s In the end, the participants will have physical fitness.can carry course. overall fitness and lifestyle through a taken five Army physical fitness tests,Be aware of child car safetyArea II Safety Office National and state data show that all children up to the age of 16 be in motor vehicle crashes and of those 459, unbelted drivers have a dangerous impact restrained in every seating position in every NHTSA estimates that 185 were totally Motor vehicle crashes are the leading on children. A crash study by the passenger vehicle. unrestrained.cause of death for children of all races University of California, Irvine, published The U.S. Department of Transportationages 2-14. In 2002, motor vehicle crashes in the journal Pediatrics found: “Driver Child safety seats, seat belts announced that, due to the Mobilizationstook the lives of 1,785 child passenger restraint use was the strongest predictor make the difference and other enforcement efforts, morevehicle occupants from birth to age 15 of child restraint use. A restrained driver Child safety seats, when properly drivers are buckling up their children thanand injured 227,000 more. was three times more likely to restrain a installed, reduce the risk of death by 71 ever before. Since the effort began, child Fifty percent of the 1,785 children who child.” percent for infants and 54 percent for restraint use for infants under age onedied in crashes were not using a seatbelt. A national observational study by toddlers. From 1975 through 2002, an has gone from 85 percent to 99 percent,Tragically, nearly half of the children that NHTSA found that when a driver is estimated 6,567 lives were saved by the and for children ages one to three, it haswere unbelted would be alive today if only buckled, children are buckled 87 percent use of child safety seats or adult belts. In climbed from 60 percent to 94 percent.they had been properly restrained. of the time. However, when a driver is 2002, among children under five years Restraint use for children age four to seven Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading unbuckled, children are restrained only 24 old, an estimated 376 lives were saved by is 83 percent.cause of death for hispanics ages 1-44. percent of the time. child restraint use.They are the leading cause of death for Currently, only 20 states and the Sadly, in 2002 there were 459 childrenAfrican-American children ages 3-13 and District of Columbia have primary seat age five and under who died as occupants See Children page 10the second leading cause of death for belt laws – laws that allow lawAfrican-Americans ages 14-29. enforcement to stop and ticket a driver Temperatures guide heating, cooling use According to the National Highway for not wearing a seat belt just like any Area II Directorate of Public Works 60 degrees Fahrenheit for administrativeTraffic Safety Administration, motor routine traffic violation. Twenty-nine Area II is currently monitoring areas.vehicle crashes are the leading cause of states have weak secondary belt laws. On conditions for ending the heating season Last year, directorate of publicdeath for 15-34 year-olds. average usage rates are 10-15 percentage where DPW turns off the heating works turned off the heat on April 23. In 2002, 4,530 teens ages 16-19, died points higher in states with primary seat systems to American family housing The air conditioning will be turned onand some 320,000 more were injured in belt laws. Every state has a child passenger quarters and administrative areas. in a similar manner when the hightraffic crashes. And while young drivers safety law that includes primary DPW is now monitoring the temperature surpasses 85 degreesages 15-20 account for just 6.6 percent enforcement provisions. The laws vary temperatures and the heating season will Fahrenheit for three days. Last year theof licensed drivers (12.6 million), they from state to state, with some laws end when any three days during a five- air contitioning was turned on May 21.represented 14 percent of all drivers covering only young children, some consecutive day period the low The installation commander has theinvolved in fatal crashes and 16 percent covering only the front seat and some temperature above 55 degrees ability to direct such actions regardlessof police reported crashes in 2001. exempting pick-up trucks and vans. Fahrenheit for Army family housing and of conditions.Strong seat belt laws saves kids Currently, only 34 jurisdictions require that
Page 10 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly April 16, 2004NEWS & NOTES Women’s basketball star teaches Area II youth Story, photo by Linus Lee inches, which is why she plays forward better yet, the youth of military children Black and Gold Ball Area II Public Affairs Office and center for the Mystics. She is stationed in Korea? Camille Howard,Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will host its annual ranked 18th in the WNBA in free throw spouse of Sgt. 1st Class KennethBlack and Gold Ball Saturday at the Dragon Hill YONGSAN — She steals the ball attempts per 40 minutes. She scores Howard, 305th QuartermasterLodge. College scholarships will be awarded from her opponent. She dribbles the 2.9 points per game, 1.5 rebounds per Company, became friends with Sanfordto peninsula-wide high school seniors during ball down the court and shoots within game and one assist per game. last year during the first clinic.the event. The ball is open to all U.S. Forces the three point arc. She is Nakia Sanford and a Women’s Korean Howard talked with Sanford’s agentsKorea personnel. For reservations and more Sanford, a player for the Washington Basketball League team, Kookmin Bank and officials from the WNBA. Howardinformation, call 738-3037. Mystics of the Women’s National Sabers, came to Yongsan’s Collier Field also spoke with Paul Robinson of the Basketball Association. House April 1 to host a basketball clinic Directorate of Community Activities. Commissaries closure A 1999 University of Kansas for the Youth Service’s basketball “I met Nakia last year throughHannam Village Commissary will be closed graduate, she stands six feet four players. Eighty youths participated in Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fevers),Sunday due to formal inventory and will reopen the clinic. This is the second time and we have been friends for the paston Monday and Tuesday. The Yongsan Youth Services has hosted this type of year and a half,” said Howard. “LastCommissary will be open normal hours Sunday, clinic. year only two WNBA players came, butbut will be closed Monday and Tuesday for it The team set up six different stations this year a WKBL team came to teachformal inventory. to teach the techniques of dribbling, the children. This is a great experience free throws, layups, rebounds, for the youth and the players.” Summer Hire Program assisting and jumping. The children After the clinic, a competition forArea II Civilian Personnel Advisory Center is were split into six groups, and spent free throw shots in different age groupsaccepting applications from eligible teens for 20 minutes at each station. was held. Sanford and the Sabers alsothe 2004 Summer Hire Program. There are two “This is my fifth time in Korea. I gave out autographed basketballs tosessions scheduled for high school students always come to Korea during the off each participating youth.June 14 – July 10 and July 12 – Aug. 7, and one season to play in the WKBL,” said “She played for Hyundai and Isession for college students that begins May Sanford. “I love to come to Yongsan, wanted her to play for my team the17. Applications are available at the Seoul because it gives me an opportunity to moment I saw her, and I enjoy herAmerican High School, Army Community Service reach out to military children. When I being on my team,” said Sabersand Area II CPAC. Last day to turn in applications play during the off season, there is a assistant coach Yoo Young-ju. Thisis April 30. For additional information, call 738- language barrier, but I get along with was a fun experience and hopefully the3603. Washington Mystics center, Nakia Sanford, my teammates,” Sanford continued. children had a great time. I may one autographs a basketball during the basketball What is the association between day see a child that I taught play in 2004 Hawaiian Bash clinic at Yongsan’s Collier Field House April 1. Sanford and the youth of Area II, or college or for the NBA.”The 2004 Hawaiian Bash will be 8:15 p.m. May1. This event will take place at Dragon HillLodge. For more information, call 724-7781. Children from Page 10 Children and air bags do not mix or improperly restrained. Ninety-two were wearing both lap and shoulder Health Fair and Fun Run As of October 2003, 145 children – were totally unrestrained – including belts. The correct restraint for childrenA community health fair and five-kilometer fun ages seven days to 11 years – have died 23 who were riding on the lap of a of this size is a child safety seat in arun will be held 9:30 a.m. April 24. This event from air bag related injuries in a crash. passenger or a driver. In one case, an back seat. Two 11-year-old childrenwill take place on the east parking lot and soccer Of the 23 infants who were killed, four 11-month old was standing on the lap and one 7-year old boy were wearingfield by Collier Field House on Yongsan South were riding in rear-facing child safety of a driver. Twenty-five were a lap and shoulder belt.Post. For more information, call 738-5171. seats on the lap of a front seat improperly restrained – including 14 passenger, seven were riding in rear- who were wearing lap belts only. In Children are safest Volunteers Needed facing child safety seats either one case, a three-year old was sharing in the back seat! Volunteers are needed for the Exceptional improperly secured to the vehicle or the lap belt with his father in the front There are one-third fewer fatalitiesFamily Members Program June Jamboree being not secured to the vehicle at all, 11 were passenger seat. In several cases, to children who ride in the back seat –held June 6 at Yongsan. For more information, secured in rear-facing child safety children were riding in forward facing whether the vehicle has an air bag orcall 738-5311. seats, and restraint use for one infant car seats, but the child either was not not. The best way to protect children! The Rho Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa is unknown. Infants should never ride restrained within the child safety seat from other crash-related injuries, asAlpha Sorority Inc. needs 50 volunteers to work in the front seat of a vehicle with a or the child was restrained within the well as from the risks that air bagsalternate shifts Tuesday 2 – 8 p.m. Call Tiffany passenger air bag. child safety seat, but the safety seat may pose, is to properly restrainfor more information at the following numbers Of the 122 older children who died was not properly secured to the car.721-4477, 011-1726-2521 or E-mail to from air bag related injuries, virtually There are two cases where five-yearWesternTN@State.Gov to sign up. See Children on Page 11 all of them were totally unrestrained olds, weighing less than 40 pounds, Community Fun FairThe community fun fair will be held at the ChildDevelopment Center, building 4280, 11 a.m. - Pedestrian gate open3 p.m. tomorrow. Fun, game, give-a-ways andyouth performance scheduled include: Gymnastics: 11:35 a.m. - Noon Taekwondo: 12:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ballet: 2 - 2:30 p.m.The Provost Marshal will conduct bicycleregistration. Riders need to wear helmets andvests. The fair is open to the Public. For moreinformation, call 738-5556. Days of RemembranceDays of Remembrance HolocaustCommemoration ceremony will be held at theSouth Post Chapel 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday.For more information, call 738-5950. PHOTO BY PFC. PARK JIN-WOO Pedestrians use the newly opened Gate 5 at Yongsan Garrison Main Post. The gate is on the east side of the vehicle overpass.
The Morning Calm Weekly April 16, 2004 MORNING CALM Page 11 Tours Entertainment Cultural Events, Tours and Enter tainment Experience Greater Seoul USO Tours 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Friday. Call 02-763-9483 for more 1555. information about Royal Asiatic Society ! The Opera Carmen will be held ! Panmunjom (DMZ) and Tunnel For more information, call the Seoul events. at the Jamsil Stadium May 15 - 19. (Dress Code) – 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. USO office at 792-3380. Entertainment For more information call 02-1544- Saturday. 1555 . ! Shilluk Temple Tour – 8 a.m. - Royal Asiatic Society Tours ! An evening with Dream Theater ! The Korean American 4 p.m. Sunday Train of Thought 2004 Seoul Tour will Association is sponsoring a special ! Panmunjom (DMZ) and Tunnel ! Maisan and Muju Kuchon-dong be at the Olympic Stadium April 28. free concert for classical music (Dress Code) – 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Valley Tour – Saturday - Sunday. For more information, call 02-3141- lovers who are UNC/CFC/USFK Tuesday. ! Chollipo and Mallipo Arboretum 3488. members and families at the Concert ! Ichon Pottery Tour – 8 a.m. - Tour – 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., April 24 ! Dance of Desire Musical will be Hall in the Seoul Arts Center 7:30 4 p.m. Thursday. ! Museum Tour – 8:30 a.m. - 4 at the Dome Art Hall now through April p.m. May 11. For more information ! Fishing Rod and Reel Store – p.m., April 29. 25. For more information call 02-1544- call 723-6367.Children from Page 10children ages 12 and under in the back Disease Control shows that most National Center for Injury NHTSA, Special Crashseat. children under age 14 who are killed in Prevention and Control, 2000, Centers Investigation Reports October 2003 Even without an air bag in the car, alcohol-related crashes are passengers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Opinion Strategies, Marchchildren are safer in the back seat. In riding with an impaired driver, rather National Center for Health 19-23, 1998.fact, you can reduce the risk of serious than passengers in vehicles hit by Statistics, National Vital Statistics Insurance Institute for Highwayinjury or death to children up to 35 impaired drivers. And the more alcohol Report, 2003 Safety, Braver Study 1997percent simply placing them in the consumed by a driver, the less likely NHTSA, Traffic Safety Facts, Preusser Research Group, Januaryback seat. child passengers will be restrained. Young Drivers 2002 2003 From 1996 – 2001, 1,700 children’s The alcohol involvement fatal crash NHTSA, National Occupant Quinlan, Kyran P., MD, MPH etlives were saved just because they were rate for young drivers is about twice Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) 1997 al, Centers for Disease Control.seated in the back seat in a crash. that of drivers over 21. Insurance Institute for Highway “Characteristics of Child Passenger Safety, Child Restraint/Seat Belt Laws Deaths and Injuries Involving Impaired Drivers Pose Deadly NHTSA, Traffic Safety Facts, October 2003 Impaired Drivers,” Journal of the Risk to Children Children 2002 NHTSA, National Occupant American Medical Association. May Research from the Centers for NHTSA, FARS 2002 Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) 2003 3, 2000.
Page 12 MORNING CALM April 16, 2004 The Morning Calm Weekly PCSClaims service offers tips for PCS movesCol. R. Peter Masterton $1,500. To ensure full coverage for your television, an inventory of household goods is received. CheckU.S. Armed Forces Claims Service, Korea contact an insurance company. over the inventory carefully before the movers depart. Several days before the movers arrive, take The inventory will contain codes indicating the condition As spring approaches, many servicemembers and photographs of valuable items. Turn televisions on before of furniture. These codes are described at the top ortheir families begin to think about summer rotations and taking the photographs, to demonstrate that they were bottom of the inventory. For example, “sc 2” may meanmoving to a new duty station. A big part of such a move working properly. Take DVDs and compact disks out that the bottom of an item is scratched. If the codes areis arranging for shipment of household goods. A small of their cases, to demonstrate the extent of the collection. inaccurate, note this on the inventory before signing it.amount of advance planning can make this part of the If possible, make a videotape of all of property using a Once household goods arrive at the new duty station,move go much smoother. video camera. This will provide you with evidence of be sure to inspect them carefully for loss or damage. Before the move, gather receipts and other documents what was owned before the move. Ship the photos or One of the most important documents received is thethat show the value of household goods. These videotape separately from your household goods. “pink form,” the DD Form 1840. Use this form todocuments may be needed if goods are lost or damaged Owners should plan on hand carrying jewelry, coin annotate lost and damaged items that are noticed on thein shipment. For extremely valuable items, such as collections and other small, valuable items. The day of delivery. Use the back of this form, the DDantique furniture, consider obtaining an appraisal prior government claims system cannot compensate for coins Form 1980R, to annotate lost and damaged items thatto shipment for a record of the item’s value. Plan on lost in shipment. It is also unlikely that you will be are discovered after the movers have left.shipping all of these documents separately from compensated for jewelry lost in shipment, because it is Servicemembers have 70 days to turn this form in to thehousehold goods, either by mailing them or hand carrying extremely difficult to prove precisely what was shipped. nearest claims office. If the deadline is missed, itemsthem. That way there will be proof of the ownership On the day before the move, prepare quarters for the most likely will not be covered if they are lost or damaged.and value of property in the unlikely event that the entire arrival of the packers. Remove photos from the wall Shipping household goods can be traumatic, especiallyshipment is lost. and unplug televisions and other electrical appliances. If when treasured items are lost or damaged. However, a When arranging for shipment of household goods at the packers are to pack a stereo in its original box, it little advance preparation can help make a move easierthe transportation office, discuss insurance options. While should be placed next to the box. It is best to let the and ensure fair compensation if property is lost orinsurance through the transportation office is generally movers pack the boxes, as this may prevent damage damaged. Contact the nearest claims office for morenot available overseas, private insurance companies can during shipment; damage to “owner packed” items isprovide insurance coverage. Most renters insurance often blamed on the owner’s packing, rather than rough information. In Korea, contact Army claims offices atwill cover goods lost during shipment, although most handling. the following numbers:will not cover goods damaged during shipment. Lock items to be hand carried in a separate room or ! Camp Casey: 730-1904 or 1910Insurance coverage may be especially important for other location that the packers do not have access to. ! Camp Red Cloud: 732-6017 or 722-6099extremely valuable items, such as expensive televisions. Once the packers arrive it may be difficult to prevent ! Yongsan: 738-8111Military claims offices have established maximum them from packing everything they have access to. ! Camp Humphreys: 753-8747amounts that they can pay for certain items. For On the day of the move, supervise the packers to ! Camp Henry: 768-6631example, the maximum amount that can be paid for a ensure that property is properly packed. If anything is Additional information can be obtained through thetelevision is $1,500. This means that if you have a broken during packing or loading, ensure that this is U.S. Armed Forces Claims Service, Korea, Internet site,$10,000 television that is lost or damaged in shipment, indicated on the inventory. Once everything is loadedthe most you can receive from a military claims office is into crates, ensure that they are properly sealed and that located at http://8tharmy.korea.army.mil/claimssvc/.
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Page 14 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly April 16, 2004 At The Movies For additional listings or April 16 - 22 matinees call respective theater or see www.aafes.com Location April 16 April 17 April 18 April 19 April 20 April 21 April 22 Phone No. Casey Welcome to Welcome to 730-7354 The Ladykillers The Ladykillers Catch that Kid Miracle Miracle Mooseport Mooseport Essayons Win A Date with 732-9008 No Show Calendar Girls No Show You Got Served Taking Lives No Show Tad Hamilton Garry Owen The Passion of The Passion of the 734-2509 No Show Taking Lives Calendar Girls No Show You Got Served the Christ Christ Greaves The Passion of the The Passion of the 734-8388 Taking Lives You Got Served Taking Lives No Show No Show Christ Christ Henry Win A Date with 768-7724 Scooby Doo 2 Taking Lives You Got Served No Show No Show No Show Tad Hamilton Humphreys Win A Date with Win A Date with Welcome to Welcome to 753-7716 The Ladykillers The Ladykillers The Ladykillers Tad Hamilton Tad Hamilton Mooseport Mooseport Hialeah The Passion of the 763-370 Taking Lives Miracle No Show No Show No Show No Show Christ Hovey Win A Date with Win A Date with 730-5412 Tad Hamilton The Ladykillers Tad Hamilton Catch that Kid The Ladykillers 50 First Dates 50 First Dates Howze The Passion of the The Passion of the Taking Lives No Show No Show The Ladykillers 734-5689 Christ Christ No Show Win a Date with Welcome to Mooseport Tad Hamilton A former U.S. Rosie heads to president retires Hollywood when she to a small New wins a dream date with England coastal Tinseltown’s hottest town to write his eligible bachelor, Tad Hamilton. When Tad memoirs. But his Free To Identification meets Rosie and gets a neighbors plead with him to fill the Card Holders taste of what he’s been vacant mayoral missing in the “real (On U.S. Army Installations Only) world,” he decides he seat. A local plumber runs against him, setting off a surprisingly Schedule subject to change wants seconds and moves to West Virginia, fierce and competitive campaign. making Rosie’s dream come true. PG-13 PG-13 Location April 16 April 17 April 18 April 19 April 20 April 21 April 22 Phone No. Kunsan Welcome to Welcome to 782-4987 Spartan Spartan Miracle No Show Miracle Mooseport Mooseport Long 721-3407 Twisted No Show The Perfect Score Calendar Girls No Show No Show No Show Osan Win A Date with Win A Date with Welcome to Welcome to 784-4930 Home on the Range Miracle Miracle Tad Hamilton Tad Hamilton Mooseport Mooseport Page 721-5499 No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show Red Cloud Welcome to Welcome to The Ladykillers Miracle Catch That Kid No Show Scooby Doo 2 732-6620 Mooseport Mooseport Stanley Welcome to Welcome to 732-5565 Miracle Miracle No Show Scooby Doo 2 Catch That Kid Mooseport Mooseport Yongsan I 738-7389 Home on the Range Home on the Range Home on the Range Miracle Catch That Kid Catch That Kid Catch That Kid Yongsan II Welcome to Welcome to 738-7389 You Got Served Miracle Miracle Along Came Polly Along Came Polly Mooseport Mooseport Yongsan III Win A Date with 738-7389 Miracle Miracle Big Fish Big Fish My Baby’s Daddy My Baby’s Daddy Tad Hamilton
MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page April 16, 2004 15Crucifixion of Jesus Christ remains a mystery to many believersBy Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Vince Burns to remember that crucifixion. In it believers see again simple that it becomes unbelievable.34th Support Group chaplain the power of the cross, disciples hear again the call to From the cross Jesus looks at the person who suffers follow, and those without faith wonder what it is all about. and with his piercing and love-filled eyes says, “I It doesn’t make sense. He was the son of a carpenter, And for all of us, the believer and the unbeliever, the understand.” Who is there who has not suffered? Andwho at about 30 years old, became a street preacher. crucifixion of Jesus Christ remains a mystery. who is there who has not asked, “Why do I suffer?He taught in the synagogues of local towns and preached No theology has really been able to adequately explain Why doesn’t God take away my pain, my fear, myon hillsides and lakeshores. He gathered people by the why Jesus, the Son of God, was nailed to a cross as a brokenness?” Who is there who has not looked at asheer power of his personality. common criminal. For those who don’t need a suffering, broken body and said, “It doesn’t make He touched them with his word and embraced them theological or philosophical explanation, the crucifixion sense?”with his eyes and wherever he went people wanted to of Christ has a very beautiful as well as powerful meaning. God doesn’t ask that we try to make sense out of itbe with him. His mission seemed to be simply to tell the God loves us enough to come and suffer with us. Maybe all. He only asks that we believe in the message that itpeople how much their God loved them and to invite that sounds too simple. But that really is the meaning was meant to convey. It’s all about love, God’s love forthem to respond to that love. And because he did this, behind the crucifixion. you. It’s all about forgiveness, God forgiving us and webecause he went so far as to claim to be the Messiah And because it is that simple, then it can be grasped forgiving one another. And it’s all about hope, the hopeand Redeemer, he was nailed to a cross. It doesn’t by anyone. Our God loves us enough not only to take that comes from the empty tomb on Easter Sunday.make sense. on human flesh but even to allow that flesh to be nailed If you miss the message of Good Friday, you will This past Good Friday the Christian world stopped to a tree and left there to die. For some that fact is so certainly miss the message of Easter. Worship Area II Worship Services Protestant Collective Sunday 6 p.m. South Post Chapel Mass Saturday 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 Friday 6 p.m. Memorial Chapel Thursday 6:30 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 Catholic Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Vincent Burns 9:30 a.m. 121 Hospital Chapel Mass Sunday 8 a.m. South Post Chapel BurnsV@usfk.korea.army.mil or DSN 725-2955 9:30 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel (Korean) Chaplain (Maj.) David Waters 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel 10 a.m. South Post Chapel WatersDL@usfk.korea.army.mil or DSN 738-4043 Tuesday 12:05 p.m. 121 Hospital Chapel 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel Chaplain (Maj.) Stanley Whitten Noon South Post Chapel 7 p.m. South Post Chapel Whittense@usfk.korea.army.mil or DSN 736-3018 1 p.m. K-16 Community Chapel Mon/Wed/Thur/Fri 12:05 p.m. Memorial Chapel
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 16 April 16, 2004The finely detailed craftsmanship that went into creating thepark’s miniatures is evident in the 1/25 scale model of China’sGreat Wall. Theme park offers unusual perspectiveStory, photos by Galen PutnamArea IV Public Affairs Office JEJU ISLAND — The size and scale of the manyrecreated architectural masterpieces from around theglobe at the Soingook Theme Park on Jeju-do can be abit discombobulating. At one moment guests might betowering Godzilla-like over a 1/25 scale model of theSydney Opera House that stands just a couple of feethigh and minutes later be dwarfed by a 36-foot tall seatedBuddha. The park features an eye-catching assortment ofminiature models replicating famous structures such asthe Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Taj Mahal, the Parthenonand many others. One can literally traverse the globe inan afternoon. The park is just a 10-minute drive from the Cheju-doRecreation Center (phone 763-3330 or 723-7137) locatedon the southwest corner of the island near Daejeong. For up-to-date information regarding hours of A visitor shows how things aren’t always what they seem at Soingook Theme Park.operation, entrance fees, directions, or other for otherquestions call the park at (064) 794-5400, or check outits detailed and informative Web site at http:/www.soingook.com (just click on the tab on the upper-right corner of the screen for the English languageversion. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgThe downsized version of famliar Seoul train station. Park workers loom over a model as they take a break.
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Page 18 MORNING CALM April 16, 2003 The Morning Calm Weekly Registration opens for Cancer Awareness Relay Event Story by Laurel Baek research. The 168th ASMB can’t receive or solicit Area IV Morale, Welfar and Recreation Marketing monetary donations but it can provide information on several nonmilitary organizations to teams and Training April Training Schedule CAMP WALKER — It is an astonishing statistic – individuals who wish to raise funds.April is Alcohol Awareness Month and the Month one in every three people will develop some type of “The power of CARE is that it allows a communityof the Military Child and Child Abuse Prevention cancer in their lifetimes. Of those, only slightly more to grieve for those lost to cancer and to celebrate theMonth. than half are likely to survive their illness and go on to lives of those who have survived. For the newlyIn support of these events, Yongsan’s Community live a healthy life. diagnosed, CARE may offer a chance to meet someoneCounseling Center, Army Community Services and The battle against cancer is fought not only by those who has survived the same type of cancer, and for theFamily Life Center have combined to offer classes afflicted, but through survivors, family members, cancer patient in treatment, CARE provides anat the Yongsan South Post Multipurpose Training friends and others who are willing to take action, and opportunity to share with others,” said Capt. PhillipFacility each Thursday in April. it is fought first through awareness. Christy, 168th area Support Medical Battalion logisticsDrug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Training is From 5:30 - 3 p.m. May 21-22, the 168th Area officer, “Caregivers also find hope in CARE. Theseplanned 8-8:50 a.m., Domestic Violence Support Medical Battalion and Area IV Morale, Welfare individuals give their time, love and support to friends,Prevention Training will be 9-9:50 a.m., Suicide and Recreation will team up for the third year running family and neighbors who face cancer, and there is aPrevention Training will be 10-10:50 a.m. and Stress to conduct a peninsula-wide Cancer Awareness Relay peace of mind knowing that together we can face theManagement is scheduled 11-11:50 a.m. Event at the Camp Walker Airfield. Teams consisting challenges ahead.” of five-12 persons are invited to run, walk or wheelchair Other activities at the event will include games for Camp Red Cloud Fitness around the track for 21 consecutive hours, leaving one the kids, demonstrations from community Center offers classes member of the team on the track at all times. organizations, live music, food and beverage vendors,! The Camp Red Cloud Fitness Center offers indoor Because this is a community event rather than a exhibitions and a community health fair withcycling classes 7:30- 8:30 p.m every Monday and sporting event, anyone and everyone is invited to sign representatives from the Army Medical Department andWednesday. For more information call 732-6309. up. In preceding CARE events, more than 300 people local Daegu hospitals.! The Camp Red Cloud Fitness Center offers an have formed teams from businesses, military units, Registered teams with authorized access to U.S.aerobic class at 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. friends, families, churches and schools. military installations can use the transient barracks,For more information call 732-6309. This year the goal is to double the total number of bring tents to set up in the designated area or use the participants by encouraging more local national teams Kelly Fitness Center for lodging. For personnel who Crafts Arts and Craf ts Contest to register. do not have access, a designated area will be availableEntries are being accepted for the 2004 Korea “Because the event is combined with the open house, within the Walker Airfield. All will be on a first-come,Region Morale, Welfare and Recreation Arts and it will be far easier for Korean teams to enter and exit first-served basis.Crafts Contest. the event area just inside Gate 4 on Camp Walker,” For more information or to register a team, contactCompetition categories are ceramics, wood, fibers says Don Cannata, Area IV Directorate of Community Maj. Larry Patterson atand textiles, glass, meals and jewelery, drawings, Activities. “It’s just as important to promote cancer l a r r y. p a t t e r s o n @ k o r. a m e d d . a r m y. m i l , C h r i s t y a t awareness within our host nation, so the combination email@example.com or Capt. Bryanprints, water-base painting, oil base painting, and of events will be beneficial.” Thomas at bryan.Thomas@kor.amedd.army.mil. Fortwo- and three-dimensional mixed media. CARE is modeled on the “Relay For Life” events those wishing to speak in Hangul, contact Kim Kok-All Korea Region MWR Arts and Crafts Centers are conducted throughout the United States as a means of Chi at 053-470-4392.accepting entries. creating awareness and raising funds to support cancerThe deadline for entry is April 30 at the Yongsan E-mail Baekl@usfk.korea.army.milArts and Crafts Center. Earth Day Kick Off Events My body belongs to meEarth Day celebrations kick off Saturday with runningevents at Installation Management Agency-KoreaRegion installations. Earth Day is Thursday.Fun runs and walks planned for Saturday are:#Camp Page: 10-kilometer fun run from the gym.Registration starts 8 a.m.; Run starts 9 a.m.#Yongsan: 10-kilometer fun run starts 9:30 a.m. atCollier Field House.#Camp Humphreys: 10-kilometer fun run. Registrationis 8 a.m. Run starts 9 a.m.#Camp Carroll: Five-kilometer run and two-mile walkfrom the Camp Carroll Fitness Center. Registration is8 a.m. Run starts 9 a.m.Log onto http://ima.korea.army.mil/ for a completelisting of Earth Day events across the Korea Region.· Today ’s Comedy for Today ’s oday’s Today oday’s TroopsMWR is bringing the second Comedy ROK’s session toKorea. This 90-minute comedy show will feature WillE. Robo, Rene Garcia and LavLuv. Schedule is:8 p.m. Today Stalker Club, Camp Essayons8 p.m. Saturday Brown’s Grill, Camp Howze8 p.m. Sunday Saber Club, Camp Garry Owen8 p.m. Tuesday Warrior Club, Camp Casey8 p.m. Wednesday Borderline Club, Camp HoveyTBD Thursday Area III TBDTBD April 24 Area IV TBD COURTESY PHOTOTBD April 25 Area IV TBD Jessica Alm, Area IV Army Community Services victim advocate, explains the difference between good touch and bad touch to a group of8 p.m. April 28 Main Post Club, Yongsan children during a session of “My Body Belongs to Me.” The program, held April 7 at the Camp Carroll Apple Blossom Cottage, is one of many Area IV activities planned in celebration of the Month of the Military Child.
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April 16, 2004 Page 21Camp Humphries Medical Clinic gets facelift with one on-deck”System changes are more concept saves eachthan mere appearance practitioner about three to sevenStory, photos by Steve Davis minutes per visit.Area III Public Affairs Office ! Triage and appointments: CAMP HUMPHREYS — The medical staff at Camp The clinic wants toHumphries celebrated the reopening of Camp Humphreys work with unitMedical Clinic during a ribbon cutting ceremony April 12 commanders andhere. The clinic has undergone several upgrades to improve first sergeants to Sgt. Dana Brown was of the first to usethe facility. treat patients who the new queuing machine. The “facelift,” however, is more than skin deep. Changes need immediateare being made throughout the clinic to serve the Camp attention and makeHumphreys community more efficiently. appointments for those who don’t. “We are in the process of changing from a troop medical “We need to identify Soldiers who need treat-ment rightclinic to a community health clinic in which access and away and schedule appointments for the others so they don’tservices are maximized,” said Maj. David W. Wolken, officer have to sit in a waiting room for hours,” said Wolken. “Thein charge of the clinic. outdated ‘cattle call’ variety of sick call that mixes patients Wolken said $400,000 is being invested to upgrade the requiring immediate care with those who may be able tobuilding and medical equipment. About $130,000 is wait for an appointment is not fair either to those patients orearmarked for building renovation and $120,000 for new to commanders who need Soldiers at work.”exam tables and diagnostic equipment. Another $150,000 ! Extended hours: Sick call may soon be moved tohas been allocated for a new X-ray machine, said Wolken. 5:30 a.m. with appointment hours being extended toThe Camp Humphreys United Club, a service organization accommodate more patients each day.comprised of military spouses, plans to donate $1,500 for ! Family practice and pediatrics: “We now have onepediatric-related equipment. full time family practitioner and one full time pediatric At night and on weekends before the ribbon-cutting practitioner,” said Wolken. “The community had voiced aceremony, contractors painted need for such specialists.interior walls light blue, replaceddrab institutional flooring, “It seems a lot more professional. This is the 168th Medical Battalion and 18th Medicalinstalled lighter ceiling tile and It gives me a better feeling,” Command’s response to a Patients wait for their numbers to come up on the electronicinstalled an electronic customer growing population.” marquee April 7 on its first day of operation.service system to make visits – Sgt. Dana Brown Wolken said there areto the check-in desk, pharmacy now three providers —and other services more orderly. himself as a family Health Clinic at a glance The clinic is one of the first in Korea to get an electronic practitioner, family nurse practitioner Capt. Omer Ozgucdevice known as a “queuing” machine that dispenses slips and pediatrician Dr. Christine Waasdorp— extensively trained Mission Statementof paper with imprinted numbers to patients. The machine and certified in pediatrics. Enlisted medical technicians who “To provide quality, compassionate, comprehensive and responsive healthcarehas buttons for appointments, medical records or normally deal with Soldiers are also training to assist with to the Camp Humphreys community.”inprocessing requests, pharmacy, immunizations and urgent pediatric patients.care services. ! OB/GYN prenatal care: Wolken said the clinic hopes Vision Statement Soldiers simply have to push the correct button and wait to institute a prenatal program in June that will save patients “To be the pride of the peninsula in healthcare.”until their number is displayed on the electronic marquee on a drive to Yongsan for rountine prenatal care. Pre-natal servicethe waiting room wall. The marque also informs them how will be for low-risk, uncomplicated prenatal patients. High- Clinic Staffmany people are ahead of them. risk cases and all births will continue to be handled at Yongsan. ! Seven providers, including one family practitioner, one pediatrician, one Sgt. Andre Dizadare, the treatment noncommissioned ! Customer service: Maj. Mark Evans, head nurse general medical officer, one family nurse-practitioner and three physicianofficer in charge, was standing by the machine April 7 on its and patient representative at the clinic, said a lot of emphasis assistants. The seven providers are augmented by five flight surgeons fromfirst day in operation to make sure Soldiers understood the is being placed on customer service. other units.new system. “We have had customer services classes, ! One registered nurse “So far, so good,” said Dizadare. “People seem to be particularly with patient administration division ! Thirty-one enlisted medical specialistscatching on pretty well.” people who have direct contact with patients at ! Five Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers. Sgt. Dana Brown, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, the front desk and on the phone,” said Evans. ! Civilian staff that includes a pharmacist, a laboratory technician, a medical3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Brigade, was one of the first to “We also have customer comment cards and drop coder, a Tricare patient assistant,an audiologist, a nursing assistant and ause the machine. boxes available to promote customer Patient Administration Division assistant. “It seems a lot more professional. It gives me a better communication.” ! Four Korean civilian drivers.feeling,” said Brown, She held up her number dispensed Wolken is eager to hear recommendations fromand waited for the electronic marquee to “announce” her Soldiers, civilians and family members. Served Monthlynumber for the pharmacy. “Part of our mission statement is being ! Outpatient visits: 2,356 Wolken said other changes are in the works to improve responsive to the community,” he said. “We are ! Prescriptions filled: 3,575services. Among them are: growing and changing the way our entire system ! Lab specimens tested: 2,758 ! Better use of time and space: Practitioners will is run. The more input we have, the better we ! Radiology studies: 135soon have two offices and an assigned medical assistant to can change.” ! Vaccines given: 459speed the flow of patients. Wolken said the “one in the office E-mail DavisSt@usfk.korea.army.mil
Page The Morning Calm Weekly 22 MORNING CALM April 16, 2004NEWS & NOTES You Build a Stronger YouFreedom Chapel and the Active RelationshipsCenter will present a comprehensive series ofworkshops and seminars for couples May 12-15.Topics include military reunions, healthy lifechoices, military couple’s skills training and more.The goal of the workshop, featuring Dallas marriagetherapist Kelly Simpson, is to promote strong,binding marriage relationships. Soldiers shouldsee their unit chapels to register. Supervisors orchain of command must approve attendance. Spouse OrientationA spouse orientation about the Republic of Koreawill be offered by Army Commuity Service 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 26-27. The two-day workshop,designed for spouses who are new to Korea, coverscommunity resources and Korean customs,culture and language. Eggstravaganza visitors grab some of the 10,000 eggs spread on Soliders Field for the annual Easter event at Camp Humphreys. Kid’s TimeJoin Kid’s Time 3:30 p.m.- 5 p.m. Thursday at theCamp Humphreys Youth Services Center. Kid’s Kids ‘eggstatic’ about Eggstravaganza Story, photos by Steve DavisTime includes story reading, crafts, music and a Area III Public Affairs Officesurprise guest appearance. Activities are gearedtoward children in grades kindergarten-three, but S ixteen-month-old Delaney Johnston wasn’t quiteall ages are welcome. Children must be sure what to do at the 10,000-egg Eggstravaganzaaccompanied by an adult. To register, call 753- held Saturday at Camp Humphreys, so mom Amy6252. and dad Eric showed her how to bag the colorful plastic spheres and other treats spread around Soldiers Field. Infant Care Class “She had a ball,” said Amy. “This is Delaney’s first eggAn infant care class will be offered for parents 11 hunt and she was a little hesitant. She really got going aftera.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Army Community we showed her what to do.”Service conference room in building 311. To The family was among more than 400 children, 200 adultsregister, call Family Advocacy at 753-6252. and 50 volunteers at the annual Eggstravaganza organized by Days of Remembrance Area III Morale, Welfare and Recreation.A “Days of Remembrance” Holocaust observance “This is one of our biggest events of the year and everyonewill be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Camp mobilizes for it,” said Area III MWR Marketing Chief MikeHumphreys post theater. The event is sponsored Mooney.by Area III Equal Opportunity to remember those Soldiers from the Better Opportunities for Single andwho survived the mass slaughter of European Unaccompanied Soldiers organization, volunteers and MWRcivilians, especially Jews, by the Nazis during employees teamed up with the fire department, military policeWorld War II. The public is invited. and others to make the event memorable. The Easter Bunny and Sparky arrive on a golf cart driven by Mike The military police sponsored Project Identi-Kid during the Mooney, Area III Morale, Welfare and Recreation marketing chief. Harley Motorcycle Rally festivities and the fire department brought along Sparky theCamp Humphreys Exchange New Car Sales will Fire Dog. Retired Sgt. Maj. Chris Vaia’s balloon animals werehost a Harley motorcycle rally and barbecue 10 also a big hit.a.m. until closing April 24 at the post exchange The Easter Bunny and other colorful characters were on handparking lot. Prizes will be awarded for the best to pose for photos and play with the children.bikes. T-shirts, key chains and koozies will be given The egg hunt was followed by a junior olympics with sackaway. Barbecue proceeds will be donated to a races, a relay, an egg race, a diaper crawl and other eventslocal orphanage. For more information, call Kevin organized by Youth Services and Army Community Service.Nazario at 753-7713. E-mail DavisSt@usfk.korea.army.mil Retiree Appreciation DayA Retiree Appreciation Luncheon will be heldnoon April 24 at the Nitewatch at CampHumphreys. The event, hosted by the newlyformed Area III Retiree Council, will be anopportunity to recognize the contributions ofmiitary veterans. Free finger food and doorprizes are offered. Military retirees who planto attend are encouraged to call Bill Spearmanat 753-8401 or A.C. Scott 753-7337. United Club ScholarshipsThe Camp Humphreys United Club will soon awardscholarships to Area III high school seniors andcontinuing education students. Applications areavailable at the Osan High School guidancecounselor’s office and the Camp HumphreysEducation Center. Submission deadline is April30. Korean visitors select prizes at the Eggstravaganza. Among the stuffed Amanda Trujillo holds Elvis, a Shih Tzu belonging to Dave Watson. eggs were golden eggs that could be exchanged for post exchange Watson’s wife made doggie clothes for Elvis and Doogie, their other gift certificates or, for Korean guests, stuffed animals or other prizes. dog, from Eggstravaganza T-shirts.
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly April 16, 2004 23 PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVIS (Above) Karaoke singing fills the home. (Left) Sgt. Lee Han-jin and Pfc. Amanda Trujillo share a happy moment with Ko Nan-hee, 83. Young Soldiers rock old folks home Area III Public Affairs Office “I think we livened the place up a little. We all had fun,” said Sgt. Chris Stallings, Area III BOSS CAMP HUMPHREYS — Young Soldiers coordinator. from the Better Opportunities for Single and The group plans to visit the home again. Unaccompanied Soldiers teamed up with Army Community Service volunteers April 4 for a visit to the Insuwon home for the elderly near Pyongtaek. While some planted trees and flowers, others visited with the home’s residents. “This is the first time we’ve had so many young Americans here,” said Shin Chong-cha, 65, who founded the home 15 years ago. “Most of the women here have no family. They get very lonely.”Sgt. Chris Stallings and Sgt. Lee Han-jin plant trees donated by Camp They weren’t lonely during theHumphreys Soldiers and Army Community Service volunteers. American visit, however. American Soldiers and volunteers dance with Insuwon residents.
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Page 25 April 16, 2004Teen leaders meet at youth forumBy Galen PutnamArea IV Public Affairs Office CAMP MACNAB – Some of thepeninsula’s most motivated middle andhigh school student leaders went off-peninsula for a week of camaraderie,learning and community service eventsat the Installation Management Agency– Korea Region Youth Leadership Forumheld April 4-9 at Jeju Islands, CampMacNab. Highlights of this year’s forumincluded a service-learning project thatentailed cleaning up Hwasun Beach (seerelated story on Page 26), installationpresentations in which participantsunveiled Web sites they had designed, ateambuilding challenge, “CharacterCounts!” training, tours and a recognitiondinner and dance to cap off the week. “I liked the beach clean-up,” saidMatthew Petrassi, a seventh-graderfrom Seoul American School and theforum’s youngest participant. “It’s notan opportunity that comes up very oftenat Yongsan.” The annual forum is open to selectedmiddle and teen youth who are alsoregistered Youth Services participants.Students must also participate in The PHOTO BY HEIDI HAUGENBoy’s and Girl’s Clubs of America Youth Leadership Forum participants negotiate the “spider web” station during the Jeju Challenge teambuilding event. Teams were required toKeystone or Torch Clubs or either the determine the most efficient and timely method to pass through the web without touching it.technology or community servicecomponents of 4-H Club. There are “These youth are the voice for their different installations. It was also good “I was very impressed, not just withadditional academic, community service installations,” said Ted Stevens, to learn what they have accomplished the leadership aspect but how well theand program participation requirements Installation Management Agency-Korea and to be able to share our kids presented what they know,” saidas well. Region Office Youth Services program accomplishments with them.” Marco Naylor, Child and Youth Services manager. “They are here to help sharpen Others agreed. program assistant, also from Camp and develop their leadership skills and “Everything went really well. We are Hialeah. “They used a lot of technology abilities.” grateful to the staff who did a wonderful that I didn’t have as a kid. This whole One of the most popular training job,” said Mairim Martinez, a senior experience will help them when they get sessions designed to help develop those from Taegu American School who was back to their schools.” leadership skills was “Character one of three invited junior leaders. “I Identifying and nurturing future Counts!” The character development hope everyone will take what they learned leaders is what the program is all about sessions taught participants the here and apply it when they get back to according to Dr. Heidi Haugen, youth importance of key character elements their installations.” development and technology specialist such as trustworthiness, respect, A total of 25 youth and two junior with the Army Youth Development responsibility, caring, fairness and leaders participated in the forum. Junior Project. The AYDP is a partnership citizenship. leaders are high school juniors and seniors between the U.S. Department of “The Character Counts training was who are specially invited to attend. They Agriculture and the U.S. Army. good,” said Brian D. Kim, a ninth-grader serve as role models to forum participants “It is important for Army youth to from Seoul American School. “It helps and assist the adult leaders throughout the see themselves as leaders,” she said. you with your interpersonal life and it week. “KORO puts a big investment into this (program) and it shows they put a lot helps you socially. It just makes you a Adult leaders came away with a of faith and trust into our kids – and for better person.” positive impression. good reason. Korea youth are very Participants expressed satisfaction “I was impressed with how much the sophisticated and advanced in their with what they learned and experienced kids participated,” said Rachel communication and organizational at the forum. Martinovich, Youth Services sports capacities. Sometimes they need a PHOTO BY HEIDI HAUGEN “It was an interesting experience,” program assistant at Camp Hialeah in direction in which to point those skills,Youth Leadership Forum participants work said Jennifer Anderson, 10th-grader Busan. “Once they got to know each and it is programs like these that helptogether at the “trolley” station during the Jeju from Seoul American School. “It was other they became one group, not just them do that.”Challenge teambuilding event. fun getting to know people from individuals from different installations.” E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Page 26 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly April 16, 2004NEWS & NOTES Red Cross Assistance Teens help renew Jeju-do beachEmergency communications for Red Cross Story, photos by Galen Putnam that live along the beach. said Mairim Martinez, a senior at Taeguassistance in Area IV will be handled by the Kunsan Area IV Public Affairs Office “It is good that they have hands-on American School who was serving as anAir Base Red Cross Station April 25-29. The phone experience because they can see what the invited junior leader to assist the adultnumber is 782-4601. The Area IV Red Cross in HWASUN BEACH — Nearly 40 garbage does and how much there is,” leaders. “This was a really good opportunityDaegu will be available for assistance again April Installation Management Agency-Korea Malinski said. “Just look at the pile of trash to see and do some things you never get to30. For more information, call Daegu Red Cross at Region Youth Leadership Forum participants they have already.” do. I never thought I would get to hold a768-7993. and leaders hit the beach on Jeju Island April Malinski had a positive impact on the event sea slug.” 7 to learn about sea life, the environment according to one adult leader. After checking out the local sea creatures Army Earth Day Run and to help clean up litter and other debris. “His presence was very positive for the and learning how students’ efforts wouldThe Camp Carroll Fitness Center is hosting the Upon arriving at the beach, participants youth, especially with his vast expertise,” benefit marine life, participants put on workArmy Earth Day five-kilometer run and two-mile received an in-depth briefing from Ben said Dr. Heidi Haugen, youth development gloves, divided into groups and beganwalk Saturday. Registration begins 8 a.m. and the Malinski, a resident of Jeju-do who teaches and technology specialist with the Army sprucing up the beach. Teams collectedrace begins 9 a.m. There are prizes to the top marine biology and diving at Cheju National Youth Development Project. The AYDP is a different types of refuse such as glass, metal,three finishers in each category. No watches are University. Malinski, a retired Marine, partnership between the U.S. Department plastic and plain old junk. In just a little moreallowed. Runners must guess their times. For more described the local sea life and scooped a of Agriculture and the U.S. Army. than an hour, the group had filled the backinformation, call Chuck Harper at 765-7478. number of specimens from tidal pools for The sea slugs Malinski found were a of a Bongo truck. participants to see up close. He also explained highlight. “I didn’t know what kinds of stuff people Food Safety and Security how trash and debris affect the creatures “They felt slimy in a weird sort of way,” threw into the ocean,” said Michael Howard, Awareness Campaign an eighth-grader from Seoul AmericanThe Camp Carroll Commissary will participate in School. “I found a golf ball, Styrofoam,the Second Food Safety and Security Awareness clothes, shoes … all kinds of stuff.”Campaign during April. A tabletop display will be After the cleanup effort and groupset up in front of the commissary. The U.S. Army reflection activities, participants were treatedmedical food inspector will be answering food to a beach bonfire and picnic.safety, security and sanitation questions 11 a.m. “We did skits with our groups to representSaturday and April 24. For more information, call something we learned about the beach andEun Sim at 765-8978 or email@example.com. picking up trash,” said ninth-grader John Ybarra from Seoul American School. “I likeHolocaust Commemoration volunteering and to help out but this wasArea IV, 20th Support Group, 16th Medical Logistics unique because it is so different from what IBattalion and 23rd Chemical Battalion are sponsoring normally do.”a day of remembrance for victims of the Holocaust Adult leaders were pleased with how the3 p.m. Monday at the Camp Carroll Community entire event turned out.Activity Center. The guest speaker will be Chaplain “We got very positive feedback from the(Lt. Col.) Brett Oxman, USFK deputy command kids. The only disappointment was that wechaplain. For more information, call Sgt. 1st Class didn’t have smores,” said Ted Stevens, IMA-Sharon Bryant at 768-8972. Korea Region Youth Services program manager. “Everything went well. The whole Developmental Screening event was a good experience. I hope itDevelopmental screening for children up to 36 becomes an example and model of howmonths is scheduled 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday at service-learning projects can contribute notArmy Community Service, Camp Hialeah. To sign only to the community but to theup and pre-register, call 763-7416 or 763-3571. environment as well.” Picking up trash was just part of the Area IV CSP Meeting overall service-learning project thatThe Area IV Central Supply Point would like to combined creating, planning, reflection,invite all commanders, sergeants major, first action and celebration steps, according tosergeants and unit supply personnel to its initial Haugen. The intent is to deeply engage youth,Customer Support Meeting 10 a.m.-noon May 6 give them a sense of ownership of theat the Camp Carroll Community Activities Center. process and the product, and develop theirFor more information, call Edward Baker at 765- life skills.8517. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Mother’s Day Gospel Play“Mama Mama Me Ma,” a professional gospel stageplay honoring mothers on Mother’s Day will be Jennifer Proctor, an eighth-grader from Taegu American School, helps haul in a large rope thatpresented 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 8 at the Kelly had washed up on the beach.Fitness Center on Camp Walker.. Doors will openone hour early for all Soldiers and 45 minutesearly for all non-Soldiers for seating that is firstcome, first seated. The play is sponsored by CampWalker’s Multicultural Gospel Service, MWR, andthe Area IV BOSS Program. For more information,call Staff Sgt. Patricia Walker at 764-4412. Cancer Awareness Relay Teams NeededCelebrate cancer survivors and their loved ones,and raise awareness of cancer participating in theKorea-wide, all-night community event May 21-22. Team members can walk, jog or run laps aslong as one member remains on the track at all Tassia Araujo-Roper, a senior at Pusantimes. To sign up, call Capt. Phillip Christy at 764- American School, collects trash that had4217. Registration deadline is May 15. Ben Malinski, a resident of Jeju-do who teaches marine biology and diving at Cheju National accumulated along the high tide mark on University (center), discusses local sea life and the effect pollution has on the marine ecosystem. Hwasun Beach.
MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page April 16, 2004 27Camp Walker’s Hilltop Club getting a new look, feelStory, photo by Pfc. Oh Dong-keun expected so we will be able to reopen sooner.”Area IV Public Affairs Office Despite the ongoing construction, the club is open for limited service in what previously served as the CAMP WALKER — One of the favored on-post club’s smoking section.establishments in the Daegu area is going through a “Right now, we only have a small portion open inmajor renovation to make it even better place for Area the patio area with a small bar,” said Larose. “TheIV Soldiers, civilians and family members to have a kitchen is also open, and also the game room. I thinkgood time. there is seating for maybe 24 to 30 people.” Installation Management Agency-Korean Region “Currently, we are operating under a slightly reducedMorale, Welfare and Recreation is managing and hours,” said Ma. “The number of customers we servesupervising renovation of the Hilltop Club that won during the construction is down to about one-third ofthe Department of the Army Best Club (Small Unit) our normal operation, but the customers who do comeAward in 1997. in despite the construction are our loyal customers. The renovation, which began March 1, is intended This club is favored much more by younger Soldiersto provide more space so the club can host large- who appreciate its lively atmosphere.”scale entertainment for more customers. Both Larose and Ma agreed the customers who “One of the main purposes was to bring the club to visited the club recently are excited and lookingwhere we can put on more events,” said Gary Larose, forward to seeing the improvements.chief of Community Operations Division, Directorate “The customers that I have talked to are anxiousof Community Activities. “Upon completion of the to see what the new club is going to look like,” Laroserenovation, we will be able to open it up for more said. “They are looking forward to it. Some of thementertainment, comedy shows, maybe even some peeked through the door and saw the progress, andbands. Because of the way the building was arranged, they are eager to see the finished product.”it wasn’t conducive to good entertainment before.” Contractors add a new restroom to the Hilltop Club as part of “(Unfortunately) our service isn’t the best these days The renovation will bring some significant the club’s renovation. due to the renovation,” Ma said. “Thankfully most ofimprovements to the club according to Larose. the customers who came in during the renovation “There are going to be quite a few changes,” he The IMA-Korea Region invested $571,000 to didn’t complain for the inconvenience, but aresaid. “The (disc jockey) booth and the stage that was renovate the club that was last renovated in 1995. The understanding of the situation and anticipating thein the middle of the dance floor before is now up construction is expected to be finished around the end changes the construction will bring.”against the wall. The bar that was in the middle of the of May, depending on when new equipment arrives The Hilltop Club will be back to its normal operatingfloor is now up against an alternate wall. There will be from the United States. hours upon completion of the renovation project earlynew carpeting, a full-size dance floor instead of the “We estimated the renovation will take about three June.small dance floor we had before. Just about the entire months,” said Ma Cho-rim, the Hilltop Club manager.inside was gutted.” “Hopefully the construction is finished earlier than E-mail email@example.com
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 28 April 16, 2004Infantry regiment tests readiness in equipment drawBy Cpl. Han Won-jong Most of this equipment was stored capability.” benefit from this exercise because they19th Theater Support Command Public Affairs Office in the warehouses at Camp Carroll for Tafolla said the equipment is very get to see the whole process and better more than a year before the exercise and well maintained and in good shape. understand what they do. CAMP CARROLL – The 19th required preventive maintenance checks “Working with up-to-date equipment “This is an educational experience onTheater Support Command and 3rd and services as well as function checks helps training a lot. I am very excited to the deployment process for mostBattalion, 7th Infantry Regiment out of on brakes before the training. be in Korea for training,” he said. Soldiers, and they are looking forwardFort Stewart, Ga., played crucial roles Spc. David Tafolla, 3rd Battalion, 7th The 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry to it. I tell my Soldiers to stay flexible.during a U.S. Army Preposition Site-4 Infantry Regiment, said, “PMCS is what Regiment consists of two Bradley We have trained in desert and flat-woodequipment draw at the Materiel Support takes the longest. Half of our time here mechanized infantry companies, one areas. We don’t normally train in thisCenter-Korea here as a part of this is going to be drawing vehicles and engineer company and one headquarters type of terrain, so it’s going to be a goodyear’s Reception, Staging, Onward turning them in. company. experience,” Barnes said.Movement and Integration Exercise held Bypassing all this, we “ T h i s This was the first time in Korea for mostMarch 21-28. can train a lot more, but “The MSC-K workers battalion in Soldiers. Maj. Rod Coffey, executive officer, you must know if there’s particular has “I volunteered to be here, because there3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, any mechanical fault in are very professional had a lot of is no sand,” said Spc. Glen Mendoza, 3rdsaid the battalion deployed to Korea and the vehicle. It has its and hardworking e x p e r i e n c e , Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment. “Peopledrew the equipment in preparation for purpose.” people.” – Spc. Glen Mendoza because we have been very friendly.”training at Camp Casey to support and Both Materiel Support have drawn Mendoza said the support Materielstrengthen the alliance with the Republic Center-Korea and equipment over Support Center-Korea provided wasof Korea Army. Combat Equipment Base-Northeast Asia, in Kuwait that was not our own,” said outstanding. “I have not seen such a high “We are showing how flexible Army also located at Camp Carroll, work Tafolla, who added that many of his level of maintenance like over here,” he said.forces are in getting deployed into a together to maintain and keep the Soldiers have also served in Kosovo, Iraq “MSC-K workers are very professional andtheater – not only in drawing equipment accountability of equipment, said Ronald and now Korea. hardworking people.”prepositioned here, but also in White, APS-4 planner, Materiel Support “We brought no vehicles for this “It is always a good exercise having toconducting both transfers and Center-Korea. exercise. They’ve got very good go through a long deployment process,”movement. This shows our capability “This is an opportunity to exercise procedures in the draw yard,” he said, Coffey said. Deployability skills involveto take a force, fly it over, fall in on this equipment. It gives us a sanity check “The equipment draw will get us manipulating different types of any givenprepositioned equipment and deploy into on how well we are doing as far as prepared for combat quicker than transportation such as planes, trains,combat situations,” he said. maintaining and keeping the vehicles having to ship all our equipment over.” automobiles and ships. We really get a lot of M2A2 Bradleys, armored personnel operational. That’s a key point,” White Sgt. 1st Class Mark Barnes, platoon experience in intermodal transportation, andcarriers, maintenance and supply trucks, said. “You have standards you’ve got sergeant for the 3rd Platoon, 3rd we appreciate the support and dedication thatorganic equipment and mortar carriers to meet. So far we are getting good solid Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, said MSC-K has shown us.”were sent to Camp Casey by both rail comments from Soldiers, and that’s a Soldiers need to learn and understandand ship. definite advantage for warfighter the entire deployment process and they E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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