The Peninsula-Wide News PublicationVolume 2, Issue No. 29 No. P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA May 7, 2004 May 7, 2004 Welcome to Korea Special Edition What’s inside... Area I 7-12 What ’s inside... Area II 14-17 INSIDE Area III 27-29 Area IV 34-39 Korean Language and Culture 31-32
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 2 May 7, 2004Welcome to the Land of the Morning Calm Welcome to Korea – the Korea is a land of change; we also improving of facilities across those“Assignment of Choice.” are changing for the better. This change installations and increasing quality of If this is your first assignment to is possible because of great strides by life standards for those on ourKorea, you can look forward to great the Army’s Installation Management installations.training opportunities, great quality of Agency. The Installation Management For those anticipating orlife and great opportunities to improve Agency-Korea Region is in its second contemplating assignment to Korea, thisyourself through quality educational year of improving the way the Army special edition is designed to ease anyprograms. Korea also offers wonderful manages installations and influences uncertainties you may have and givevistas and nonstop cultural activities quality of life here in Korea. The Korea you a brief, up-to-date image of whatbeyond compare. Region is one of the seven worldwide you will find here in the Land of Morning Life has improved dramatically the Installation Management Agency regions Calm.past few years in Korea. I like to tell that produce highly effective, state-of- For those assigned here now, thispeople this is “not your father’s Korea.” the art installations worldwide, special edition of the Morning CalmQuonset huts have been replaced with maximizing support to people, readiness Weekly will highlight what makes Koreaultramodern barracks that feature two- and transformation. the assignment of choice.plus-two living arrangements. It now As you work, live and travel to one Our motto is “Support and Defend.”is a pleasure to come home to the Macdonald of any of the 80 installations in our four We’re here to support you with the bestbarracks where rooms have cable TV regions, you will notice a standardization quality installation management andand Internet connections. employees, and their family members. of services that is consistent with the help 8th U.S. Army defend the Republic For those coming back to Korea, Army lodges, Army Community Installation Management Agency of Korea and United States alliance. Weyou’ll see the best the Army has to Service and Morale, Welfare and transformation. While warfighters look forward to serving you.offer. From your first day in Korea, you Recreation are just a few of the concentrate on the war fight, we are the Brig. Gen. John A. Macdonaldbecome a part of new vision of making programs that contribute so much to single point of focus for day-to-day director, IMA-Korea Regionlife better for Soldiers, civilian the assignment of choice. installation management, sustaining andMWR provides services to Soldiers, families Service USFK Claims Ser vice serve Morale, Welfare, and Recreation takes great pride in the MWR Entertainment here to ser ve !services their organization provides to the soldiers, families ! Family Programsand civilians stationed in South Korea. From your first day ! Child Development Services The U.S. Armed Forces Claims Service, Korea providesin country to your last, they offer activities and services that ! School Age Services claims assistance to U.S. Forces Korea personnel in Area II,help you relax, stay fit and stay in touch with your family ! Youth Services Courts-Martialand friends back home. In addition to the information found ! Child & Youth Service Educational Outreach Services andArea Claims Offices are located throughout Korea to service USFK personnel stationed about the peninsula.here, visit the KORO MWR Web site at http:// ! Army Community Service Those who wish to file claims under the Personnel Claimsmwr.korea.army.mil for a cyber tour of the organization. ! Deployment, Mobilization and SSO Act for lost or damaged items contained in household goods,From Entertainment schedules to Sports Championships, ! Soldier and Family Readiness hold baggage or privately-owned vehicle shipments rememberfacility lists and operating hours, there is a world of information ! Relocation Readiness the following:about MWR in Korea. ! Employment Readiness ! The Pink Form: DD Form 1840/1840R (“the pink Everyone who knows MWR has a different idea of ! Financial Readiness form”) must be presented to a claims office within 70 days ofexactly what MWR does. Some know all about sports ! Army Family Action Plan the date of delivery. The pink form is used to list damageprograms, others are familiar with Child and Youth Activities. ! Army Family Team Building discovered on the day of delivery and damage discoveredBut not many people know just how diversified MWR really ! Volunteering after delivery.is, or how much their activities affect everyday lives of ! Army Lodging ! Filing Deadline: Claimants have two years from the datemilitary community members. ! Recreation Services of delivery to file a claim but are encouraged to file earlier. Here is a listing of some of the services and activities ! Arts & Crafts Submission of the pink form does not constitute filing aMWR provides to servicemembers and their families: ! Auto Crafts claim. ! Better Opportunities for Single (and Unaccompanied) Customer service hours are as follows: ! Business Programs Soldiers Monday - Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m.- noon and 1- 4 ! Bowling Centers ! MWR Cable TV p.m. ! Clubs For additional information and current subscription rates Thursday: 8 a.m. – noon ! Golf Courses call or visit your local MWR Cable TV office or call 738- For more information, please contact 738-8219 or 738- ! MWR Trophy Shop CATV (2288). 8242. Area Claims Offices are located at Camp Casey (730-Pictured on the front cover is Gyeongbok Palace located at Hyangwom Pavilion in Seoul. 1910), Camp Henry (768-6631), Camp Red Cloud (732-Cover photo by Stephen Oertwig, other photos appearing in this issue are either file or courtesy photos if not 6017), Camp Humphreys (753-8757), Osan AB (784-4131)credited. and Kunsan AB (782-5331). Published by IMA-Korea Region Morning Calm Printed by Oriental Press This Army newspaper is an authorized Installation Management Agency-Korea Region Printed by Oriental Press, a age, marital status, physical publication for members of the private firm in no way connected handicap, political affiliation, or Department of Defense. 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The appearance of refuse to print advertising from publication is the responsibility of the Public Affairs Officer Margaret Banish-Donaldson Public Affairs Officer Susan Barkley advertising in this publication, that source until the violation is CI Officer David McNally CI Officer Steve Davis including inserts or supplements, corrected. IMA-Korea Region, Public Affairs, APO Staff Writer Pfc. Stephanie Pearson does not constitute endorsement AP 96205. President: Charles Chong by the U.S. Army or Oriental Circulation: 12,500 Area II Area IV Press of the products or services Commercial Advertising Commander Col. Timothy K. McNulty Commander Col. James M. Joyner advertised. Telephone: 738-5005 SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Public Affairs Officer John A. Nowell Public Affairs Officer Kevin Jackson Everything advertised in this Fax: (02) 790-5795 Phone: DSN 738-3355 Staff Writer Cpl. 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MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page May 7, 2004 318th Medical Command: A team of teams fit, ready and reliable The staff of the 18th Medical Yongsan South Post. Limited specialtyCommand welcomes you to Korea! The care is available in Yongsan.mission of the 18th MEDCOM is to Active-duty servicemembers receiveprovide a comprehensive system of care through the assigned dental clinic forTheater Health Support to all supported their unit. Retirees and their familyforces throughout the Korean Theater of members are seen at DC 2 on a space-Operations. available basis. Government-employed THS equals Armistice Health Support civilians and their family members areplus Combat Health Support. charged rates for dental services To accomplish its varied and complex depending on the service provided. Nomissions, the 18th MEDCOM has many distinction is made between commandsubordinate organizations, which include: sponsored and noncommand sponsored — 121st General Hospital that provides family members.hospitalization, surgical services, intensive For information, call 736-7715. Forcare and specialty care including: appointments at DC 2 call 736-4779 and ! Internal Medicine for appointments at DC 3 call 736-5221. ! Orthopedics ! OB/GYN Veterinary Services ! Pediatrics To transport pets into and out of ! Family Practice Korea, the rules and regulations of both ! General Surgery the airlines and the USFK customs office ! Physical & Occupational Therapy must be followed. We recommend that ! Dermatology If you would like more information, United States or other locations, what to you contact both the airlines and the US ! Neurology call DSN 737-3085 or dial 011-822-7917- do if visitors need medical attention while Forces Korea customs office (738-5110) ! Neurosurgery 3085 commercially or visit our Web site they are here, what to do when traveling for up to date information. You may also ! EENT at http://www.seoul.amedd.army. mil/. and needing medical attention, and how want to contact the housing office at your ! Ophthalmology TRICARE in Korea to handle any medical claims Soldiers or upcoming duty station regarding their ! Optometry Upon arrival in Korea, active duty family members may have or might Installation pet policy. ! EFMP soldiers will participate in a TRICARE brief receive while stationed in Korea or residing Additional information is available at the ! Mental Health Services at the 1st Replacement Company. in the United States. For more information following Web site: — 168th Area Support Medical TRICARE Prime enrollment forms will on TRICARE, please contact the www.seoul.amedd.army.mil/129Det/Battalion, which provides theater area be distributed for active duty who have TRICARE Service Center at DSN 736- 18sub129.htm or you may call thesupport for sick call, trauma treatment their family with them in Korea as well as 8558, 736-7236 or visit the TRICARE Yongsan Veterinary Treatment Facility atand preventive medicine at 14 separate forms for active duty who are Web site at www.tricare.osd.mil. 738-5145 or call commercially, 011-82-locations. unaccompanied. TRICARE will cover all 2-7918-5145. U.S. Army — 618th Dental Company provides family members regardless of command Dental Services Veterinary Services are available attheater dental support at 14 separate sponsorship. All active-duty Soldiers need The 618th Dental Company offers the following installations in Southlocations. to enroll in TRICARE Pacific, even if they general dental services at 14 dental clinics K o r e a : Yo n g s a n a t 7 3 8 - 5 1 4 5 , — 106th Medical Detachment do not have family members with them. throughout Korea. Family members and Osan Air Base at 784-6614, CampVeterinary Services performs the dual Also during this brief, the TRICARE may obtain routine care at Dental Clinic Red Cloud 732-7434, Campmission of food inspection and animal representative will tell Soldiers how to 2, Bldg. 5107, and children under 12 are Wa l k e r 7 6 4 - 4 8 5 8 a n d C a m ppatient care. enroll family members staying in the treated at Dental Clinic 3, Bldg. 3576, on Hialeah 763-3592. — 52nd Medical Battalion provides airand ground evacuation. — 16th Medical Logistics Battalion Legal: Free services available to servicemembersprovides all medical supplies for the theater Each area Legal Assistance Office provides Legal Assistance Attorneys can provideincluding blood, medical maintenance and basic legal services free of charge to eligible counseling on a number of issues, includingoptical fabrication. personnel. Eligible personnel include active duty family law, wills and estates, landlord-tenant — 127th and 135th Forward Surgical U.S. servicemembers, Department of Defense i s s u e s , d e b t a n d c r e d i t i s s u e s , b a n k r u p t c y,Teams provide initial resuscitative surgery civilians, military retirees and the dependents of garnishment orders, immigration,in the maneuver brigade’s area of any of these groups, as well as reservists activated n a t u r a l i z a t i o n , r e p o r t s o f s u r v e y, O f f i c e roperations. for more than 29 days, and some DoD contractor Evaluation Review and Noncommissioned Upon arrival at the 1st Replacement personnel. Officer Evaluation Review appeals, marriage inCompany, 18th MEDCOM personnel will Depending on the specifics of the case, legal the Republic of Korea, taxes and other issues.assist you with the medical portion of your assistance attorneys and staff may provide legal Yo u r L A O c a n a l s o p r o v i d e b a s i c w i l l s ,inprocessing. We will provide information counseling, legal correspondence, negotiations powers of attorney and notary services. Forpertinent to obtaining health care while with third parties, review of legal documents, or more information, call your servicing Legalyou are assigned to Korea. The 18th referral to civilian attorneys or agencies. (Legal Assistance Office: Area I, 730-1889; Area II,MEDCOM operates several troop medical a s s i s t a n c e a t t o r n e y s c a n n o t , h o w e v e r, a p p e a r i n DSN 738-6841; Area III, 753-8053 and Areaclinics and primary care clinics in Korea. court or file any documents with a court on your IV, 768-7693.If you are on an accompanied tour, our behalf.)personnel will also assist you in gettingyour family members enrolled inTRICARE, and assigned to a Primary Care Serving those on ‘Freedom’s Frontier’Manager and primary care clinic. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is serving In Korea, ration control measures are in place at In addition, 18th MEDCOM currently you – the men and women who defend America. AAFES all Army and Air Force Exchange Service facilities.maintains partnerships with thrteen state- is a military command and joint organization within Identification cards are necessary for entry intoof-the-art Korean hospitals. These the Army and Air Force. any AAFES retail facility and ration control cardshospitals feature American-educated-and- Its mission is to provide quality merchandise and are required for all non active duty authorizedtrained specialists, as well as English- services of necessity and convenience to authorized patrons.speaking staff members to assist customers at uniformly low prices and to generate Maps, facility phone numbers and hours ofAmerican personnel and offer a wide array reasonable earnings to supplement appropriated funds operation are available at www.aafes.com. Checkof services to those serving throughout for the support of Army and Air Force Morale, Welfare it out to find facilities near you.the Korean peninsula. and Recreation programs.
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 4 May 7, 20048th PERSCOM takes care of soldiers Tucked away in the rear of Camp the peninsula usually come in week at Osan Air Base. To facilitate new system significantly reducesCoiner on Yongsan Main Post is the contact with the PERSCOM units inprocessing, a new multi-million the in-processing time byheadquarters of the 8th Personnel only for services such as dollar welcome center was recently eliminating the requirement forCommand lead by the command identification cards, orders or mail. built adjacent to the Dragon Hill soldiers to physically visit multipleteam of Col. Richard P. Mustion and H o w e v e r, o n e o f t h e p r i m a r y Lodge. locations around the installation.Command Sgt. Maj. Richard L. missions for the 8th PERSCOM is The new facility offers state-of- Soldiers are housed at the DragonGriego. Consisting of two personnel replacement operations orchestrated the-art technologies designed to Hill Lodge on Yongsan Main Postservice battalions and three separate by the 516th Personnel Services streamline the process to maximize during in-processing. Once in-companies located at 32 different Battalion, 1st Replacement Company efficiency. Soldiers can now sit at processing is completed, they aresites throughout Korea, 8th on Yongsan South Post. a computer workstation and input transported to the major subordinatePERSCOM is responsible for The 1st Replacement Company data into a prepopulated record. commands for integration into theirpersonnel services support; postal receives, processes and integrates This information along with the respective units. Initiatives like theoperations; personnel strength nearly 25,000 individual information gathered during arrival new welcome center andaccounting, casualty operations; replacements and their families at the airport is shared with other streamlining processes are all partand personnel replacements for the annually into the Korean Theater. agencies on post and used to o f 8 t h P E R S C O M ’s c o m m a n dpeninsula. Soldiers are greeted daily at Incheon complete items such as travel philosophy to make Korea “An Most of the Soldiers throughout International Airport and twice a vouchers and housing request. The Assignment of Choice.”Getting educated about Department of Defense Schools in KoreaRegistration educational success. This program is similar to expect to be completed by the beginning of the Registration for new students for school year the Head Start program implemented in many school year, will increase the grade levels from200 4-200 5 will be ongoing throughout the of the school divisions in the United States. grades kindergarten to grade six this comingsummer recess. All new families are encouraged Seoul American Elementary School will start school year. This accommodation will haveto register as soon as they arrive in Seoul at the at 8 a.m. each day and will dismiss at 2:15 p.m. students closer to their homes.Community Services Building, Bldg. 4106, Students in kindergarten through fifth-grade are Osan American Elementary School offers thelocated across the street from Dragon Hill required to remain at school during the lunch core curriculum and in addition provides EnglishLodge and adjacent to Popeye’s. For schools period. as a second language, gifted education, servicesother than Seoul, you will take all paperwork Principal: Don Christensen, 736-4378 for learning impaired and communicationdirectly to the school office to register your impaired, art, music, physical education andstudents. Seoul American Middle School Korean culture. Extra-curricular activities are The office is open Monday through Friday Seoul American Middle serves approximately offered two days a week. Access to technologyfrom 7–11 a.m. and noon – 4 p.m. You will need 600 students in grades sixth-eigth. A staff of education is presented in one of two computerto bring a copy of the sponsor ’s orders, the 45 teachers dedicated to the academic growth labs for pre-school to grade six.student’s immunization records, identification of all students provides an age appropriate Registration takes place throughout the yearcards and date of estimated return to the United program designed to meet the needs of middle in the main office. (DSN 784-6912) BusStates and extension (if applicable). You must school students. Seoul American Middle School registration is held in the high school.also have sponsor and student social-security starts at 8 a.m. and dismisses at 2:35 p.m. There Principal: Linda Kidd, 784-6769numbers. Children entering grades kindergarten are two lunches, noon-12:30 and 12:30-1 p.m.; For more information, visitor first should show a birth certificate or students are required to remain on the school www.korea.pac.odedodea.edu/schools/oaespassport. All children entering kindergarten campus during lunch. For more information,must be 5 years old by Oct. 31. visit www.korea.pac.odedodea.edu/schools/ Osan American High School If your child is not included on your orders, sams or call DSN 736-7364. Osan American High School providesa copy of the dependent’s travel orders will also Principal: Darrell Mood, 736-7364 education for 300 students in grades seven-12.be necessary. Navy personnel must contact School hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.personnel services detachment to acquire a Seoul American High School Students are bused from Camp Humphreys toletter stating the names of the children Seoul American High School has an Osan American High School. Osan Americanaccompanying them. The telephone number of enrollment of 600 students in grades ninth-12 High School offers a full academic program.the Seoul registrar is DSN 738-7707. An and a staff of 60 teachers. SAHS offers a School year 0 4-05 will see the addition ofalternate number to obtain information regarding curriculum designed to fit the college-bound CISCO I and CISCO II, and Computer Servicethe schools is the Korea District student including advanced placement courses, and Support technology classes for students.Superintendent’s Office at DSN 738-5922. a Professional Technical Studies program, There is an Air Force JROTC program for including CISCO Academy I and II, and interested students.Seoul School Bus Transportation Computer Service and Support, and an Army Registration takes place throughout the year If you reside off post, you should register Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps in the main office. (784-9076) Bus registrationfor school bus transportation at the same time program. There are new courses in reading and takes place in the Bus Registration Office in theyou register for school. School bus registration algebra support. Counselors will be available high school.i s l o c a t e d i n Bldg. 4 1 0 6 , w i t h t h e s c h o o l to schedule students on Aug. 18. Seoul Principal: Carol Czerw, 784-9094registrar. For additional information regarding American High School will begin classes at 7:55 For more information, visit http://school bus transportation, you may call DSN a.m. and conclude at 2:40 p.m. Lunch is from www.korea.pac.odedodea.edu/schools/saes/ or738-5032 12:30 - 1:10 p.m. call 736-4378 Principal: Keith Henson, 797-3667 or 797-Seoul American Elementary School 3666 (commercial) Taegu American School With grades preschool to fifth-grade, a staff For more information, visit Taegu American School, located at Campof 118 and 1,200 students, Seoul American www.korea.pac.odedodea.edu/schools/sahs/ or George, Daegu, is a unit school providingElementary School is one of the largest call the school at commercially 797-3666 education for pre-school to 12th-graders. Theelementary schools in the Pacific region. Known e s t i m a t e d e n r o l l m e n t f o r S Y 0 4- 05 i s 6 0 0for its extensive curriculum program, SAES Osan American Elementary School students. The school hours are from 8 a.m. -also offers programs for special needs students, Osan American Elementary School is located 2:30 p.m. The elementary curriculum will alsoenrichment, English as a second language, on Osan Air Base, near Songtan, Pyeongtaek include computer education. There is U.S. ArmyKorean immersion, host nation, culture, City. The school hours are 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. JROTC for students in grades eight to 12. Highcomputer counseling, media, art, music and There are approximately 440 students enrolled school students may enroll in reading or algebraphysical-education programs. in Osan American Elementary School to include support classes. SAES offers a Sure Start program for four- students who attend the annex school at Campyear-old children identified as “at risk” for Humphreys. The annex school, which we See Schools on Page 5
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly May 7, 2004 5“Schools” from Page 4 Principal: Ray Paulson, 768- i n k i n d e r g a r t e n t o g r a d e six.9503 School begins at 8 a.m. and For more information, visit ends at 2:40 p.m. Itineranthttp://www.korea.pac.odedodea.edu/ special education teachers,schools/tas/. school psychologist, information specialist, andPusan American School technology personnel Pusan American School is a complement and support thePrekindergarten to grade 12 educational program.unit school of 175 students. Principal: Howell Iles, 762-The school hours are 8 a.m. 5466to 2:40 p.m. This is a unique For more information, visitschool with many nationalities h t t p : / / w w w . k o r e a /a m o n g t h e s t u d e n t b o d y. N e w pac.odedodea.edu/schools/c o u r s e s s c h e d u l e d f o r S Y 0 4- joyes.0 5 a r e C I S C O A c a d e m y, w e b These schools servedesign and management, dependent children, pre-computer services support, kindergarten through gradeand health-nurse. There is an 12.o p e n c a m p u s f o r g r a d e s seven- Please refer to this12 students during the lunch information for use during theperiod. s c h o o l y e a r. “ M e e t a n d G r e e t ” Principal: Kathleen Barbee, and orientation times and763-7528 dates will be publicized For more information, visith t t p : / / w w w . k o r e a / shortly before the start of the school year in August. Web site addresses:.pac.odedodea.edu/schools/ American Forces Network – Koreapas/ Superintendent h t t p : / / w w w. a f n k o r e a . c o m / Charles Toth U.S. Forces KoreaC . T. J o y E l e m e n t a r y S c h o o l Address: Korea District w w w. k o r e a . a r m y. m i l / C . T. J o y E l e m e n t a r y Superintendent Office Civilian EmploymentSchool is the smallest Unit 15539 h t t p : / / c p o c - w w w. k o r e a . a r m y. m i l /DoDDS-Korea school. It is APO AP 96205-0005located at the U. S. Navy Phone: 738-6826 Installation Management Agency -KoreaSupport Base at Chinhae. koreaSUPT_DSO@pac.odedodea.edu www.ima.korea.army.milThere are 35 students enrolled w w w. k o r e a . p a c . o d e d o d e a . e d u
May 7, 2004 Page 7Welcome to Warrior Country Warrior WESTERN Welcome to Area I Support CORRIDORActivity. Since its activation June 12, Camp Bonifas1995, the Area I Support Activity has The United Nations Command Security Battalionhad one focus: “To make Korea, mans this small camp near the truce village ofthrough sustained commitment to Panmunjom in the Joint Security Area. The campSoldier quality of life, the assignment claims the world’s most dangerous golf course, aof choice.” one-hole green facing the demilitarized zone. The Our mission-driven vision is to Sanctuary Club and the Monastery Gift Shop aretime and again monitor the pulse of unique to this installation.and improve quality of life for eachmember in our Area I community. Camp GreavesWe strive to accomplish this through This camp is located north of the Imjin River. Inpro-active conscientious resource fact, from one of the hills on the base, the Koreanallocation and by ensuring our story flags in the demilitarized zone are visable. From theis known throughout the Korean and NOTRI Club you can see Freedom Bridge. CampAmerican population. Greaves is home to Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, Located at the tip of the spear, 506th Infantry Regiment.forwardly deployed against theKorean demilitarized zone, we Garry Camp Garr y Owensupport 17,899 soldiers and 5,795 This camp is home to elements of the 4th Squadron, Col. Jeff Christiansen, Area I commander, stands at a peak overlooking the training complex atcivilians throughout 43 camps, which 7th Cavalry Regiment. It is named in honor of a Rodriguez Range.encompasses 2,500 square miles. Of traditional cavalry ballad that dates back to the Indianthese camps, 17 are assigned to our Consistent with 229 years of Army in ways the Army and our country Wars. Soldiers have the Saber Club forprimary tactical unit, the 2nd history, Warrior Country Soldiers can be rightfully proud. entertainment. There is a Pear Blossom CottageInfantry Division. remain the centerpiece of our Whether you are a military available for family members. Camp Garry Owen is The Indianhead Division’s primary formations. We strive to remain ever member, civilian employee or family located outside of Munsan.mission is to deter war on the Korean mindful that our soldiers face real member, I look forward to makingpeninsula by maintaining a level of challenges as they find themselves your acquaintance while you are Camp Giantreadiness not available to adversaries, separated from family, friends and stationed in Area I. The camp is home to Company A, 1st Battalion,and to ensure United States assistance loved ones, and immersed in new 506th Infantry Regiment. It also is the base ofto the Republic of Korea is “second culture. Yet, our Soldiers continually Col. Jeff Christiansen, commander, operations for the Western Corridor deputyto none.” face their challenges with dignity and U.S. Army Support Activity, Area I installation coordinator and the directorate of public works.Joint Security Area Soldiers stand ‘in front of them all’ “We’re out in the field a lot,” said Pfc. Joshua Collins. “WeStory, photo by David McNally U.S. Army, make up the quick reaction force. They give train constantly.” CollinsArea I Public Affairs Office tours to the peace village of Panmunjom, and stand at the CAMP BONIFAS — tip of the sword. Camp Stanton Soldiers assigned to the “They have to be able to respond within 90-seconds of Camp Stanton, once known as Stanton Airfield, is United Nations Command alert when they are conducting operations in the demilitarized home to elements of the 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Security Battalion - Joint zone,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Margotta, United Nations Regiment. The installation’s club is called the Security Area at Camp Command Security Battalion commander. Fiddler’s Green. The base is near the village of Bonifas lay claim to some Camp Bonifas and adjacent Camp Liberty Bell are located Kwangton. of the roughest duty on in the northernmost region of the Western Corridor. It is the the peninsula. They live historic invasion route into South Korea. Camp Howze The base is home to the 2nd Infantry Division and work on a small camp In June 1950, North Korea armor and infantry poured Engineer Brigade. It is the biggest camp in the north of the Imjin River. into the corridor on their successful invasion race to Seoul. Western Corridor. Camp Howze is known for its indoor To the north lies the A map hangs in the Camp Bonifas conference room. The swimming pool, multipurpose sports complex and demilitarized zone. South, names of long forgotten camps cover the Western Corridor. Brown’s Grill, the Morale, Welfare and Recreation outside the main gate, a The number of Soldiers once serving here as a deterrent club. There is a Pear Blossom Cottage available for road leads to civilization; has been drastically cut. Now, only seven camps remain. family members. Camp Howze takes the prize for however it is a road the Life at these camps is much different from duty in Seoul most hills on one installation.Pfc. Kyle Nelson, Joint Security Soldiers rarely travel. or installations south of the Han River.Battalion, gives a tour at Panmunjom Four days a month, The Soldiers here feel if the 2nd Infantry Division has to Camp Edwardsin October 2003. Soldiers stationed here are be ready to fight tonight, they have to be ready to “fight this This installation is home to the 82nd Engineer given a pass. At all other morning,” officials said. Company, 325th Quartermaster section, 368thtimes, they must stand “in front of them all,” as they shout. Medical Detachment and U.S. Forces Korea These Soldiers, both U.S. and Korean Augmentation to the E-mail email@example.com Installation Transportation Office. The base features the Wolverine’s Den and the only military clothing sales store in the Western Corridor. The base is north of Camp Howze. The American Forces Network Korea broadcasts Eagle FM and Thunder AM radio services on 88.5 FM and 1440 AM in the Western Corridor.A panoramic photograph shows the North Korean side of the military line of demarcation at the truce village of Panmunjom.
Page 8 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly May 7, 2004 CAMP CASEY Camp Casey claims warrior ethos ENCLAVE ENCLAVE Welcome to Camp Casey and the place to live. traveling to Camp Casey on the Camp CaseyCamp Casey is the largest U.S. Army installation in Western Corridor. As the commander Our installations are our flagships. weekends.South Korea. A post exchange, commissary, golf of U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Casey Millions of dollars have been invested A Soldier’s well-being is not justcourse, outdoor swimming pool and lodge make and the Western in barracks upgrade projects, limited to building and facilities.Camp Casey a fitting home for a military community Corridor, I am fully company and brigade operations A prime example of Soldiers comingof around 10,000. engaged in ensuring centers, and renovations of facilities up with ideas and hard work to make our facilities and that serve you everyday. life better for other Soldiers is our Camp Hovey services provide At Camp Casey, for example, you BOSS program. Our BetterCamp Hovey features some of the newest barracks you with a quality find everything you might expect Opportunities for Single andand operations headquarters in Korea. Numerous of life from a modern U.S. Army installation. Unaccompanied Soldiers programprojects have dramatically improved quality of life. commensurate brings a wealth of recreation Our Army and Air Force Exchange with a 21st century alternatives to the table. I encourage Murray Service Shopping Center Complex is Camp Mobile warrior. the largest such facility in Warrior you to get involved with BOSS duringCamp Mobile is home to the Central Issue Facility Duty here is tough. There’s no two Country. In July, we will reopen the your time in Korea.and the Army Career and Alumni Program center. ways about it. During your time in Camp Casey Golf Course after a There is a myriad of other support Warrior Country, you will be challenged activities as well. We have two $640,000 renovation. Camp Casey Camp Castle both physically and mentally. You are outstanding commissaries at Camps also features two state-of-the artThis base is within walking distance of Camp Casey, far from family and friends in a foreign Casey and Howze. Medical facilities atwhich offers many of the services not available on land. Your mission, the defense of the physical fitness centers, an outdoor Camp Casey include an air ambulancethe camp. It is home to the 2nd Engineer Battalion. Republic of Korea, will be at the Olympic-size swimming pool, and a service. Camp Mobile features the Army forefront of all your military training, movie theater. The only USO center Career and Alumni Program office for Camp Nimble so you are ready to “fight tonight.” in Warrior Country is located here. I Area I and the Central Issue Facility.Another base in Dongducheon, near Camp Casey, To help, we provide you some of think you will find it’s true what they I encourage you to get involved byCamp Nimble is home to two companies of the the best training facilities available in say about Camp Casey: It is the heart actively attending town hall meetings,702nd Main Support Battalion. the U.S. Army today. From the military of the 2nd Infantry Division. and volunteering with organizations like operations in urban terrain complex at At many of our smaller camps, the American Red Cross, the USO and Training K orea Training Center the Korea Training Center, to the living conditions are austere. In the Army Community Service. Make aRodriguez Range features state-of-the art training numerous ranges and training areas in Western Corridor, Soldiers stationed difference during your time in Korea.facilities. There is also a military operations in urban the Western Corridor, you will have the at Camp Bonifas don’t have a city or Here is my commitment to you: Weterrain training city. This range is north of Camp tools you need to help you be a better town outside the gate to visit in their are willing to go the extra mile to makeCasey. Soldier. off-duty time. Life at these camps is your service in Korea memorable and The reward for all your hard work a challenge. rewarding.The American Forces Network Korea broadcasts Eagle is a support environment that provides However, we have increased busFM and Thunder AM radio services on 88.3 FM and you with recreation alternatives, service to and from the Western Lt. Col. Stephen Murray, commander,1197 AM on Camp Casey. educational opportunities and a good Corridor to accommodate Soldiers U.S. Army Garrison, Camp CaseyMonks welcome foreign visitors Story, photos by David McNally Area I Public Affairs Office YONGMIRI — On the side of a mountain sits a Buddhist temple. In Korea, there are hundreds of temples. However, this temple is watched over by two huge granite statues. In the Western Corridor, close to the demilitarized zone, Yongam Temple is home to the “Yongmiri Stone Standing Buddhas.” The 17.5 meter stone couple has stood silently for almost a millennia. On the left is Miruk Buddha, the The torsos were statue is a depiction of a Korean man. On the right is carved from the Miruk Bosal, a Korean woman with a square hat. The mountain. The heads South Korean government lists them as a national were placed atop of treasure. the sculptures, and Above: Nestled in the landscape, the look out over the valley. According to a government census from 1995, two statues sprout above the trees. 42.6 percent of South Koreans claim to follow an organized religion. About 20 percent of Koreans, or about 10 million people, are Buddhists. The religion first came to the peninsula through Chinese missionaries in the fifth century. Korean architecture, attitudes and culture were strongly influenced by Buddhism. The Paju statues were carved out of Jangji Mountain 900 years ago. The legend says King Sunjong of the Koryo Dynasty was trying to have a son. He ruled in the 11th century. The king found a woman, but was unsuccessful at producing an heir. One day, the woman dreamed of two monks who lived as beggars at foot of Jangji Mountain. She told the king about her dream. King Sunjong sent his servants to the mountain, and found out about two big rocks next to each other. He ordered sculptures to be made in the rock face, and aThe Buddha statues, South Korea’s National Treasure No. 93, temple to be constructed nearby. As the story goes,look out from the mountain side.The statues were sculpted in Yi Sung-hyun, a Buddhist monk, shows off the inside of thethe 11th century. See Statues on Page 12 temple. Yi has served as a monk for 10 years at Yongam Temple.
MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page May 7, 2004 9Discover Warrior Country CAMP RED Rock climber, hiker paradise ENCLAVE CLOUD ENCLAVE Camp Red Cloud Camp Red Cloud is home to the headquarters of theStory, photo by David McNally Here, a trek up the trails is sort of a a couple of thousand Korean won per 2nd Infantry Division. CRC features a golf course, aArea I Public Affairs Office national pastime. person. There is even a discount for a Mitchell’s club, commissary and small post A trip on the subway between Seoul group of three people or more. exchange. UIJEONGBU — For warriors and Uijeongbu, offers a view to one of Although the majority of signs in the who want to explore the the most prominent geographical park are written in Korean, you will not Camp Stanley peninsula, look no features in the area: Dobong Mountain, have any difficulty if you follow the A new AAFES Shopping Center Complex opens for further than the or Dobongsan. crowds. Tip: The mountain is up! business in June. Camp Stanley is a large post with horizon. The mountain’s solid rock face is a Good weather draws thousands to an airfield for the 2nd Infantry Division Aviation Koreans have a the park on Sundays during the summer. Brigade. It is also spectacular and unique sight. saying: “You will see Park officials estimate16,000 people home to the Division Bukhansan National Park operates a mountain in take to the trails on a good day. Artillery. “Camp many trails throughout the mountain Korea no Bukhansan National Park swells almost Stanley has a good range. family atmosphere,” matter to capacity. Yes, there are even traffic For a challenging hike, many Koreans said Pvt. Eugene where you jams on mountain trails — but with try the Dobongsan entrance. Lago, a Soldier with look.” people. On weekends, if you arrive on DIVARTY. Subway Line No. 1 or No. 7, you will During your trek from the subway Lago stop to the park entrance you will find notice hundreds of Korean hikers a myriad of snack options: cucumbers, Camp Kyle getting off at the same stop. It is easy This camp is located in a newer part of the city of kim-bob, rice and boiled eggs. There to identify them because they dress Uijeongbu. Outside the main gate Soldiers from the are scads of eateries offering roast pig, from head to toe in hiking garb. 501st Corps Support Group encounter a large Korean beef, or almost any other food you may Backpacks, vests, hats, canteens, department store, a multitude of restaurants and desire. But, nothing beats eating lunch specialized hiking clothes, and even many bike and running paths. It is also one of only at the peak of Dobong Mountain. Tip: two camps in Korea to feature a bubble gymnasium. bells — nothing is too exotic for the Get some lunch to go and take it to the Korean hiker. top. Camp LaGuardia Follow this mass of hikers from the Many Koreans enter the park just to This installation is home to elements of the 2nd Dobongsan Subway Station across the have a picnic near the entrance. They street to the ticket booth at the park Infantry Division Engineer Brigade. It is in the center set up small day camps along the cool, of Uijeongbu. Camp LaGuardia is famous as the site entrance. As you look up, you will be mountain stream that runs along the rewarded with a view of the magnificent of the annual Korean American Friendship Day main trail. celebration. sheet of rock that adorns Dobong Motivated hikers, though, will find a Mountain. Camp Sears The entrance fee is nominal, less than See Paradise on Page 12 Camp Sears is a very small camp located close to Camp Kyle. Sears is home to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment Camp Red Cloud aims to be model community and the Area I Installation Property Book Office. Welcome to the U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Red Camp Essayons Cloud. On behalf of the 1,552 Soldiers, Department As home to the 102nd Military Intelligence Battalion, of the Army civilians, Korean employees and Korea Essayons has a small exchange and a Morale, Welfare Service Corps members, we would like to welcome and Recreation facility: The Stryker Club. you to the Uijeongbu Enclave and Camp Page, located in the heart of “Warrior Country.” Falling Water Camp Falling Water Our vision is forthright, we see ourselves as Camp Falling Water is located adjacent to the future industry leaders, leading the model garrison Uijeongbu Train Station. It is home to AFN Korea‘s on the Korean peninsula in providing the best Warrior Radio, as well as some military intelligence installations and support services for our customers, assets. The AAFES Northern Exchange administrative employees, and stakeholders living, working, offices and the garrison’s directorate of public works recreating, and training in Warrior Country. are located here. We are an organization with values. ! We are committed to excellence in change, Camp Jackson continuous improvement and customers. Lt. Col. Brian Vines stands in front of the new Army and Air Force This is home to the 8th U.S. Army Noncommissioned ! We are all members of the Warrior Country Exchange Service Shopping Center Complex at Camp Stanley. The Officer’s Academy. It also features a bubble store is scheduled to open next month. gymnasium. family; each worthy of being treated with dignity, respect, integrity, and honesty. Kwangsari ! We are an empowered work force with an Defense Commissary Agency to provide our customers This is a Republic of Korea Army base where U.S. abundance of intellectual capital, focused on always with the best possible standard of living in Korea. Army quartermaster units work. The Soldiers reside doing things ethically, legally and morally right for The garrison is dedicated to supporting the readiness on CRC and commute to the installation for work. our customers, stakeholders, and each other. and well-being of our tenant units and constituents. !We are humble and committed to learning from We recognize the fact there are limited resources, and Camp Page and sharing with others. we must prioritize our spending to achieve the best This installation is located in Chuncheon. The base The garrison consists of 10 camps and two possible results. is a Two-hour drive through some of the prettiest remote sites serving an assigned military population We are committed to making Korea “an assignment countryside in South Korea. Camp Page, with its of 7,500 Soldiers and airmen. Our primary of choice” by improving the environment in which we live, train, work and recreate. airfield, is home to the 1st Battalation, 2nd Aviation stakeholder is the 2nd Infantry Division. Examples of recent well-being improvements Regiment and the 542nd Medical Company. A d d i t i o n a l l y, w e s u p p o r t h u n d r e d s o f include: Internet availability at all camps, bubble noncommand sponsored family members, retirees gyms at Camps Kyle and Jackson, new exchange American Forces Network Korea broadcasts on 88.5 and civilian employees with a variety of services. FM and 1161 AM in Uijeongbu and 88.5 FM and We partner with Morale, Welfare and Recreation; 1440 AM at Camp Page. Army and Air Force Exchange Service and the See Community on Page 12
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Page 12 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly May 7, 2004Paradise from Page 9challenge in the trail to the top. The path your trip down the mountain. Thisturns austere the higher up you go: requires extra caution andFrom well-worn rock stairs to dirt concentration. Your knees may be weakslopes, the trail gets more and more from the stress of the climb. Choosingdifficult. which rock to step on becomes essential About two-hours into the ascent you — your descent becomes a controlledcome to an area with restroom facilities. fall. The trip down is by far easier.From this point the peak is another 700 Koreans are proud of their country and what it offers. As you pass the hundredsmeters, and the trail is more physically of fellow hikers up and down thetaxing. mountain, you will be greeted with smiles A trip to the peak is accomplished at and salutations. Although you may seeyour own risk. An occasional rope is an occasional foreigner, not manyall the help you can expect. If you choose to explore Korea in this way.attempt to climb to the peak, it will test Whether your hiking experience isyour rock-climbing abilities. Dobongsan, or any other mountain in The reward at the top is the view, Korea, a trip to the countryside can beand the cool breeze in your face. The a rewarding experience. Hiking can behike is hardy cardiovascular exercise. an inexpensive way to get out andIf you drink enough water, you should discover Korea, and get in somebe soaked with sweat. Tip: Bring healthy exercise.enough water and avoid dehydration. After a well-deserved rest, you begin E-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgCommunity from Page 9shopping center complex and renovated Uijeongbu and Chuncheon.community activity center at Camp We encourage everyone toStanley, newly renovated dining facilities experience Korea through visiting itsat Camps Red Cloud, Stanley and Page, landmarks, sampling its food andrecently renovated theaters at Camps enjoying its great hospitality. We alsoRed Cloud, Stanley, Essayons and Page, host Good Neighbor events to promoteand Soldier barracks improvements on positive community relations. Regardless if you are a Soldier,every camp. airman, civilian employee, retiree or The garrison also partners with the family member, we welcome you to ourBetter Opportunities for Single and Warrior Family.Unaccompanied Soldiers to provide No matter what you have heard aboutrecreational alternatives to our Korea in the past, we want to welcomecustomers. you to the new Korea, a Korea that is The BOSS program sponsors cultural safe, entertaining and educational, andevents, parties, trips, and opportunities offers a great life experience.to volunteer in the community. Our two main communities outside Lt. Col. Brian Vines, commander,of our fence line are the cities of U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Red CloudStatues from Page 8the story goes, the king and his chosen To travel to the site, drive onone had a son the same year. Highway 1 toward Munsan. Before During the Korean War, Jangji arriving in Paju, take a right at Goyang-Mountain was the site of a fierce battle si. At the fork in the road, there is abetween North and South Korean brown sign, which says the statues aresoldiers. another 2.5 kilometers. Soon, the statues can be seen sprouting out of the trees “Look closely as the faces of the on Jangji Mountain on the left.statues, and you will see bullet holes The monks said many foreigners visitfrom the fighting,” Yi said. “North the landmark because of the closeKorean soldiers were hiding behind the distance to Seoul.statues during the battle.” “We welcome visitors anytime,” Yi About 2,000 Korean soldiers were said.killed on the mountain during the battleaccording to Yi. E-mail email@example.com PHOTO BY DAVID MCNALLYA taxi trip to the statues takes about 20 minutes from Camp Howze. Admission is free.
Page 14 May 7, 2004Welcome to Yongsan, Area IIThe assignment of choice in KoreaBy Col. Timothy K. McNulty information about Area IICommander, Area II Support Activity community activities and events o n a 2 4 - h o u r, 7 - d a y p e r w e e k YONGSAN — Welcome to Area basis. You can also tune in to theII, THE Assignment of Choice in American Forces Network Korea Korea! TV on channel 12 to see the local Yo u m a y nightly news at 6:30 and 10 p.m. f e e l weeknights or AFN radio stations, awkward 1530 Thunder AM or 102.7 Eagle or uneasy FM, to keep abreast of local at the happenings. thought The weekly editions of this of living publication list activities and in a events that will have a direct strange bearing upon your stay in Korea. land at You are cordially invited to take McNulty first, but advantage of the various publicthere’s nothing to worry about. facilities we provide in Area II toSoon, you will learn about Korea make your visit with us aand its exotic surroundings. The memorable experience.idea of learning and experiencing We a r e d e t e r m i n e d t o m a k ea new culture will hopefully excite “Area II THE Assignment ofyou. Even if you’ve been here Choice,” for all service members,before, this will be a great but we need your help and inputopportunity to refresh your to make that happen. We conductmemory and learn about the many quarterly “Live Radio” town hallchanges that have taken place in meetings that do not require your Welcome to Area II, Tthe assignment of choice in Korea.recent years. physical presence. But you are K o r e a i s p r o u d o f i t s 5 , 0 0 0 diverse community. doors to you while you are here. encouraged to send an email, faxyears of recorded civilization and Be this your first visit to Korea We have provided a few common or phone in a concern that I or oneSeoul has been the center of the or not, your new assignment to Korean expressions on page 36 to of our subject matter experts canlast dynasty, the Yi Dynasty, which the “Land of the Morning Calm” h e l p y o u m a k e a g r e a t f i r s t respond to.ruled for over 500 impression with your Korean If you would prefer to remainyears. Seoul has hosts. Ask a new found Korean anonymous, you can use abecome one of the “You can learn much from the friend to help you with government computer and log onlargest and most Korean people and your tour in pronunciation. to www.ice.disa.mil. Submit yourpopulated cities in If you let your tour go by suggestion on the convenientthe world. The Korea provides you a great without seeing the sights and “Interactive Customercongested traffic opportunity to take a first hand look traveling about the country, you Evaluation,” better known as theon the roadways, at our host nation, your home away will leave Korea without really “ICE” website.the crowds of knowing where you’ve been for We look forward to your arrivalpeople on the from home.” the past year. You might as well and encourage you to considerbuses and have been in a stateside military volunteering your time for one ofsubways will quickly tell you - will usher in a rush of information installation and stayed on post too! our excellent community activitiesyou are in the middle of a thriving about everything you touch or that Don’t let this opportunity pass you or events.metropolis. And there are a lot of touches you. by to visit the entertainment So, are you ready to startexciting activities waiting for you! Korea is an ancient nation with centers, shopping areas, palaces experiencing Seoul and Area II? All soldiers assigned to Korea thousands of years of customs and and scenic landscapes that await The welcome guide that you havewill initially process through the traditions. But, you will readily you! Finding your place in this in your hands will help you learn1st Replacement Company located find that the Republic of Korea is thriving city while continuing with what to expect in Area II as wellhere on Yongsan Garrison South a dynamic nation that is the 12th your duties may be one of your as this fascinating nation and thePost. Some Airmen, Marines and largest trading nation in the world, most memorable challenges. adventures that await you.Sailors will also be assigned here the seventh largest trading nation Should you stay in the Dragon We invite you to check out thein Area II. Although the majority with the U.S.A., the number one Hill Lodge during processing or sights in the following pages whichof you will briefly stop here for nation in ship building, the fifth become assigned within Area II will help you learn the mostinitial processing or only to visit, largest producer of automobiles and get quarters on post, then I essential things you’ll need toI w e l c o m e y o u a l l t o A r e a I I . a n d t h e l a r g e s t p r o d u c e r o f highly encourage you to tune in to know to live here in Area II –While you are here, I invite you to memory chips in the world. the Commander ’s Access Channel especially for you first timers. –take advantage of the services and U s i n g a f e w h e l p f u l K o r e a n 3 o n t h e M o r a l e , We l f a r e a n d Anh-nyung –hah-sae-yo? (Learnf a c i l i t i e s w e p r o v i d e f o r o u r language phrases will open many Recreation Cable TV. We broadcast the Korean language on page 36.)
Page MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly May 7, 2003 15 takeArea II mayors take care of residents The Area II Mayoral Program gives information and referral and publishing Unlike other mayor programs, the the following March. If you care abouton-post residents a voice in their a monthly newsletter. The mayors mayors do not become involved in your community and are interested incommunity. The program empowers attend community information meetings settling disputes or solving problems taking an active role, please considervolunteer mayors with a sense of and town hall meetings to voice the between individuals. Area II provides becoming a mayor or vice mayor forbelonging to and pride within their concerns of residents in their information about the community your neighborhood. If you’reneighborhood. neighborhoods. The mayors then work resources available to solve problems. interested in learning more about the Each housing area has a mayor and with representatives of the command The mayors are appointed by the community mayor program, contactvice mayor who are responsible for group to resolve issues and suggest Area II commander, and serve a one the Installation Volunteer Coordinatorwelcoming new residents, providing improvements. year term that begins in April and ends at 738-7510. USO ‘delivers a touch of home’ USO Korea continues the mission Post Yongsan, Incheon Airport, Osan Seoul area are on sale at the Camp Kim for units and active duty, and a Camp of the USO by “Delivering a Touch AMC Terminal, Camp Humphreys and USO, Moyer CSC, and Camp Kim Canteen special – great meal for of Home” through our Mobile Camp Casey. Humphreys USO. Monthly activities $1.25. For more information call Canteen and six locations throughout In-country tours are conducted include birthday steak lunch at Camp Camp Kim 724-3301, (DSN) 795- the peninsula. The canteen travels daily. Monthly calendars are located Kim USO Canteen for all active duty 3063 (commercial), Moyer CSC 723- throughout the peninsula providing at all USO centers as well as Dragon who has a birthday in that month, 4130 (DSN), Camp Casey 730-4813 video entertainment, books and a Hill Lodge, ACS, and restaurants and Program specials on different tours (DSN) , Camp Humphreys 753-6281 “taste” of home. USO facilities are clubs on Yongsan and on the web sight for active duty and family members (DSN), 031-651-8346 (commercial), located at Camp Kim, Moyer www.uso.org/korea. Tickets for on a monthly basis, Programs Osan AMC Terminal 784-3491 Community Services Center on Main concerts and amusement parks in the Department sponsor special activities (DSN) and Incheon Airport 723-8621Getting around in Area II Public transportation on and off Area Listed below are some of the connections. must have a USFK driver’s license.II installations is available seven days a conveyances within the Seoul area to Fares are inexpensive, but do vary Active duty military personnel, civilianweek. include U.S. installations. with service areas because a sectional employees and family members age 18 The Area II Transportation Division fare system is applied in the Korean or older are required to take a writtenand Installation Transportation Office Taxi subway system. test to receive a USFK driver ’sprovides shuttle buses, to include The Army and Air Force Exchange A convenient guide is available at all license. Military personnel are issuedDepartment of Defense Dependents Service operates about one hundred subway stations and is published in a USFK driver’s license for two years,School bus service within Area II taxis within Area II. AAFES taxis are English. The pamphlet shows subway while DoD civilians are issued a five-installations and contract buses that run the only authorized taxis on Area II routes for all nine lines in and around year license.to outlying installations such as Osan Air installations. AAFES taxis all have Seoul and a map of the major Korean Family members age 16 and olderBase and Camps Red Cloud and Casey. “AAFES” clearly written on the cabs. subway lines in other cities. may obtain a learner’s permit. This isThe ITO is also responsible for driver The taxis operate from 6 a.m. to Seven subway stations are located good for driving only during daylighttesting and licensing for Army motor midnight daily. They are available at around the Yongsan Post and Hannam hours on military installations whilevehicles, privately owned vehicles and many high traffic areas such as the PX Village. SookMyung Women’s accompanied by a licensed driver.motorcycles of assigned Area II and Dragon Hill Lodge. You can also University Station (Line #4, Blue Line)personnel and authorized family get a taxi within about 10 minutes by is near Gates 1, 20 and Camp Kim. Vehicle Registrationmembers. calling 738-5113, 738-5114 or 738- Samgakchi Station (Line #4, Blue Line) All USFK personnel located in Area 5115. is near Gates 1, 5, 10 and Camp Kim. I and II who have SOFA status and There are over 50,000 taxis in Seoul. Ichon Station (Line #4, Blue Line and own a POV must register their vehicle. Based on the type taxi you hail, the National Railroad, Gray Line) is right All personnel must be in the grade of fares will vary. These taxis are not next to Gate 17 and Shinyongsan E-7 or above, civilian equivalent, authorized on any U.S. Installation in Station (Line #4, Blue Line) is near Gate command sponsored or joint domicile Area II. 19. with orders authorizing a POV. For The new Noksapyeong Station (Line more information, call 724-7211 or Subway #6, Brown Line) is near Gates 5, 7, 8 6363. Military Personnel operating a The subway is the most efficient and and 10. Sobinggo Station (National POV routinely in Area I must have an convenient way for foreigners to get Railroad, Gray Line) is near Sobinggo “Exception to Policy.” around Seoul. Station names, ticket Compound, south from Gate 37. The Pass & ID Office also handles counters and transfer signs are all Hannam Station (National Railroad, all requests for Area II post access clearly marked in English as well as the Gray Line) is located about 500 meters passes, including employee passes. In Korean language. The different routes south of Hannam Village and is on the order to sponsor an employee for a are color-coded, and all trains have riverside near the Hannam Bridge. pass, the requester must be in the announcements in English and Korean. grade of O-6 or above, submit a USFK The subway systems are air- Driver’s License Form 82, a justification memorandum, conditioned, have automatic ticket- U.S. forces personnel in Korea who and a copy of the Korean identification dispensers and convenient bus wish to drive privately-owned vehicles card or passport to the Area II Support Activity for approval.
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 16 May 7, 2003DHL provides lodging, shopping and food The Dragon Hill Lodge, one of American cuisine, offers breakfast,four Armed Forces Recreation lunch and dinner. It will remind youCenters, has been on Yongsan since of mom’s home cookin’!the spring of 1990 and has become Oasis Deli opens 5:30 a.m. everythe social center of the U.S. military day with fresh brewed coffee andand civilian personnel stationed in the specialty coffee, bagels, doughnutsRepublic of Korea. and other sweets. The deli also offers cold cuts, an extensive event takeoutLodging menu and a beautiful portrait or The DHL’s 394 guest rooms are custom cake for any occasion.shared among two towers (the Oasis Restaurant, a SouthwesternDragon Tower and the Soldier ’s American Bar and Grill, including itsTower) and are furnished with a own Micro-Brewery, “spices” thequeen-size bed, sleeper sofa, a lunch and dinner hours with a Tex-refrigerator, a microwave, private Mex Buffet, other Southwestbath, color television with cable, favorites like the Monday Night All-VCR, ironing board, coffee maker You-Can-Eat and Drink Barbecue, The Dragon Hill Lodge, located on Yongsan Garrison, South Post is a popular destination forand a fireproof safe. Cribs are Tuesday Night Fajita Buffet U.S Forces personnel stationed in the Republic.available at no extra charge. You can Night…Wednesday Night is Freebook your guestroom online at Margarita with any Entrée and the briefings, socials, weddings and any gateway to the fitness levels. Eachwww.dragonhilllodge.com. And, Thursday Night Beer Battered Fried other special occasion can be locker room is complete withwhile booking your guest room, don’t Shrimp and Carved Beef Bash…keep celebrated at the Dragon! redwood dry sauna and steam sauna,forget to ask about the guest room everyone longing for more! In addition to the hotel’s bubbling Jacuzzi and a great Lap andInternet Service! Sables Restaurant has affordable operations, Dragon Hill Lodge Aquafit pool. The spacious lockers dining in a casual atmosphere. Enjoy manages the Hartell House, the and the selection of groomingShopping the East Garden waterfall and order commander’s mess, (a dining facility toiletries are only a few of the details Don’t miss the Market Square, a variety of entrees from delicious which proudly serves the that complete this facility.DHL’s mini-shopping mall. It makes grilled salmon to “live” lobster, prime commanding generals of United As the world becomes more globalshopping easy…The retail area rib and broiled “fresh, never frozen” Nations Command, ROK and U.S. and the demands of the U.S. militaryincludes an Army and Air Force USDA certified Black Angus steaks. Combined Forces Command, U.S. grow, the Dragon Hill Lodge’s mottoExchange Service shoppette, a ladies For a taste of Italian…pizza, pasta Forces Korea and 8th U.S. Army). “Serving Those Who Serve” becomesand men’s hair care center, tailor and more…Primo’s Express is The Hartell House Restaurant is open more defined and more meaningful.shop, leisure travel office, video located in the Lodge’s lower lobby. to the community and it presents a The Dragon Hill Lodge staff proudlyarcade, community bank, florist, And finally, for a quick bite…go great alternative for elegant dining. accepts it mission to “Create a Greatshoe shine shop, laundry and dry to Sun Daes-homemade ice cream, Hotel for America’s Total Defensecleaning service, Internet café and cappuccino and more…including hot Fitness Force” which includes the task tobusiness center, Asian furniture dogs, sandwiches and other sweets! The POiNT is a state-of-the-art provide a comfortable and restfulstore, Asian novelty shop, men’s The hotel’s two lounges, Whispers fitness center, for both lodge guests haven for all service personnel andapparel shop, a women’s boutique, a and Bentley’s Pub, can satisfy anyone and the military community. their familiesbook store, an optical shop, who may want to “wet their whistle.” The two indoor racquetball courts Hotel information and guestExchange New Car sales, an ice Whisper’s setting enables patrons to located on the fitness level, and the room reservations can be foundcream parlor and recreational game engage in quiet conversation. “free weight” room located on the at www.dragonhilllodge.comroom. Bentley’s Pub is the community’s second level are two robust For additional information, neighborhood pub where dancing highlights. A well-trained staff is call Dragon Hill on Yongsan atDining and fun can be shared. always available to assist those who 738-2222, or Seoul commercial, For many people, a visit to one of First class ambiance and superior want to maximize their workout on 7 9 0 - 0 0 1 6 , f a x ( 0 11 ) 8 2 - 2 - 7 9 0 -the DHL’s restaurants can bring service are top priority for the DHL any of the cardiovascular and 1576, or write: Dragon Hillmemories of home. Catering Department. The catering resistance equipment. Lodge, Reservations Greenstreet Restaurant, with its staff can make any special event The health club’s men’s and Department, Unit 15335, APOpasta and salad bar and contemporary memorable…military conferences, women’s locker rooms serve as a AP 96205-0427.Yongsan offers choices for guest lodgingWalker Center Sports Billeting All Department of Defense valid Sports Billeting provides inexpensiveidentification card holders can take accommodations to Department of Defenseadvantage of a free bed at the Walker Center soldiers or civilians (possessing a valid U.S.field billeting facility on Yongsan’s South identification card) and their family members.Post. This two-story building , is located just minutes The Walker Center is a 350-bed facility away at Camp Coiner and is an alternativedesigned to house soldiers during exercises. choice for temporary housing. The facility Authorized ‘Exercise’ personnel on provides 12 two-bed rooms.temporary duty, soldiers visiting from Each room is equipped with a color televisionoutside Yongsan and other DoD personnel with cable and remote control, a refrigerator, aand dependents can take advantage of all microwave oven and a desk with lamp andthat the Walker Center has to offer. two single beds. The center is set up with open bays. Guests can use a washer and dryer, free ofEach guest is given bed linen and a wall charge, to take care of their laundry needs.locker. Sports Billeting has both DSN and commercial Additionally, the center has a cyber café telephone lines.and day room. All rooms are booked on a “first come, first Requests for reservations can be made served” basis. The Sports Billeting managementby fax to DSN 738-1047. For more office operates 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. seven days a A guest cheks out the cable TV in one of the guest rooms at the Sports Billeting Facility. Ainformation, call 738-1048. week. For more information, call 724-8830. microwave oven and refrigeator are also provided.
The Morning Calm Weekly May 7, 2003 MORNING CALM Page 17Yongsan Pet Care CenterStory by John A. Nowell If a pet owner needs assistance fromArea II Public Affairs Office the Yongsan Pet Care Center to help deliver their pet to the Incheon YONGSAN — Bringing a pet to International Airport for departure fromKorea may pose some logistical Korea, they will need to make anproblems for the owner, but Area II appointment three days in advanceoffers solutions for those personnel during normal operating hours (seeauthorized to bring a pet to Korea. below). Korean law requires that pets entering The service fee to transport onethe Republic of Korea will be vaccinated animal to or from the Incheonagainst Rabies. Documentation must be International Airport is $80 and $10 forprovided to show that the vaccination each additional animal, plus w12,000 foris more than 30 days old. the round-trip Expressway toll fee. If a pet arrives in Korea with a Rabies The Pet Care Center also provides thevaccination less than 30 days old, the following services:pet will be quarantined at port of entryor may be held in quarantine at the Pet Pet Grooming Service: S-$30; M-Care Center on Yongsan Garrison South $40; Large-$50; X-Large-$60Post. The Pet Care Center is authorized to Shampoo Only: S-$15; M-$20; L-retrieve the pet accompanied by the pet $25; X-Large-$30owner for transfer to the Pet Care Centerfor Quarantine of the pet. When the Cleaning of ears and/or toenailquarantine period is over the pet owner clipping: $10 for each pet.can pick their pet.from the Pet Care Boarding cost per day:Center. To transfer the pet from Incheon Cats $10 (all sizes)to Yongsan, the owner must provide the Dogs Small $10 (12" or less)following documentation to the Incheon Medium $15 (20" to 13 “)Quarantine office: Large $20 (20" to 25") Three copies of the Animal X-Large $25 (25" and aboveQuarantine Form USFK 147EK; shoulder height) One copy of the owner’s TravelOrder; and Original Rabies shot record. Operation Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 If the owner is unable to pick up their p.m., Monday through Fridaypet and would like to have the Pet Care 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., SaturdayCenter pick up the animal, then he/she Closed, Sunday and Korean holidaysmust provide the above documentation For additional information call: Mr.plus one copy of a signed and notarized Yi at 736-6426, at building #5256,Power of Attorney. Check with the Pet Yongsan Garrison, South PostCare Center for information concerningthe related costs for transportation andservice charge. E-mail Nowellj@usfk.korea.army.mil
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MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 22 May 7, 2004Finance Command ready to serve The 175th Finance Command is committed The 175th FINCOM’s primary mission is mission, but have the capability to perform an Detachment B, can be found in building 544to providing world-class finance support to provide finance service support to personnel array of tasks to include military pay and travel. on Camp Humphreys, and Detachment C canthroughout the Republic of Korea. This support of both active and Reserve components, The 176th Finance Battalion supports 8th be found in building 1685 on Camp Henry.is provided to all servicemembers and civilians civilians and KATUSASoldiers throughout the U.S. Army on the lower two-thirds of South The 175th FINCOM is ready to serve allassigned to Korea or on temporary duty to Korean peninsula. Local finance offices provide Korea. Detachment A services Area II, personnel and is committed to supporting allKorea. In an effort to provide the best possible military pay, travel and disbursing. Detachment B services Area III, and servicemembers on the peninsula.customer service, units within the 175th Finance The 177th Finance Battalion supports the Detachment C services Area IV. For finance customer service in Area I callCommand take finance to the soldier. Programs 2nd Infantry Division and is located at Maude A detachment can be found in the main 730-6937;Area II at 723-7463;Area III at 753-now in effect include: the assignment of a Hall, building 2440, at Camp Casey. For 2nd Finance Office on Yongsan and is located in 8580 and Area IV at 768-8447.finance noncommissioned officer to every unit ID in and out processing services visit the office Bldg. 2254 on Main Post across from the Moyer Finance support for the other serviceserviced; a 24-hour commander’s hotline, 725- at building 2759, Camp Mobile. Community Services Center. components are Marines at 723-7055; NavyCASH; 175th FINCOM Web site with on-line Finance Support Teams located at Camp All soldiers who are in-processing or out- at 723-3327 and Air Force at 784-1851.pay inquiry; total accessibility by opening our Carroll, Camp Hialeah, Camp Howze, Camp processing should visit the Finance In and Out For finance information or to contact usdoors and servicing all who enter our offices, Red Cloud, Camp Stanley and Camp Page offer Processing Section at the 1st Replacement via e-mail visit the 175th FINCOM Web site atand an automated in-processing and centralized finance support on these installations. Company, Bldg. 4034, South Post, Yongsan, http://175fincom.korea.army.mil.travel for the entire peninsula.. The teams are task organized based on the across from the Dragon Hill Lodge.Armed Forces Network – Korea: Keeping you informed, entertained American Forces Network Korea broadcasts news, Henry, Camp Hialeah and all of Area IV. completely automated. Programming consists of country music,information and entertainment on radio and television to more Services provided by AFN Korea are designed to keep the oldies, talk radio, sports events, news and news talk.than 60,000 Department of Defense servicemembers, civilians U.S. Forces Korea audience informed on important issues and AFN Korea News Tonight, the nightly Command Informationand their families serving in the Republic of Korea. events, in addition to making local events more meaningful and newscast, airs at 6:30 and 10 p.m., Monday through Friday and AFN Korea is a multiservice organization made up of Soldiers, entertaining. is comprised of news and information gathered by the AFNairmen, sailors, Department of the Army and Korean civilian These services include: providing news coverage of significant Korea news team. The newscast provides the U.S. Forces Koreaemployees. Headquartered in Seoul, the network has four affiliate command or community activities; conducting interviews with audience with news and information on local events gatheredstations: subject matter experts and distinguished visitors; producing from public affairs sources throughout Korea. ! AFN Seoul — Serves Seoul, Camp Eagle, Camp Market, promotional announcements on a variety of interests and concerns; To get the support you’ve come to expect from AFN KoreaCamp Long, Camp Page and all of Area II hosting contests that often promote peninsula-wide participation on planned training exercises, deployments and special events – ! AFN Uijongbu — Serves Camp Red Cloud, Camp and quality of life assurances; and conducting live radio remote or to simply find out how AFN can assist you in promoting yourCasey and all of Area I broadcasts at community events. events or activities – please contact customer service at DSN ! AFN Osan — Serves Osan Air Base, Camp Humphreys Eagle FM broadcasts live with military announcers 11 hours a 724-5124 or commercially (02) 7914-6501.and all of Area III day, Monday through Friday, and four hours on Saturday, For after-duty hour support or assistance, contact the AFN ! AFN Kunsan — Serves Kunsan and Kwang JuAir Bases providingthebestincontemporaryhitmusic,newsandinformation. KoreaNetworkOperationsCenter,DSN724-8365orcommercially ! AFN Taegu — Serves Camp Walker, Camp Thunder AM provides a variety of satellite programming and is (02) 7914-8365. Visit afnkorea.com for more information. Sergeant E-5
Page 24 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly May 7, 2004Looking for a job in Korea? Are you new to Korea or have you been here awhile – resume, the resume must be within the body of the e-mail. Employment Readiness Program offices have vacancyhave had time to get settled and perhaps travel. Perhaps E-mails containing attachments will not be accepted. It is a listings and application packages for NAF, Dragon Hill Lodge,you’ve had difficulty finding a job. Where can you turn to good idea to check with your ACS or CPAC prior to doing AAFES, Contracting Command Korea, and Department offor employment assistance? There is an Employment so to ensure you send the correct information. After you Defense Dependent Schools. Vacancy announcements andReadiness Program at your local Army Community Service have submitted your resume, you will self-nominate for the application packages are also available for other agenciesready to assist you. position in which you are interested. You may do this through such as the United Services Organizations, colleges, and The ACS Employment Readiness Program provides job the online job announcement (which is easier) or via e-mail. universities. These listings and applications are also availablesearch assistance for family members through up-to-date The job announcement will give you complete instructions through the agency with the vacancy. For DoDDSjob listings, computers with Internet access, resume and on how to self-nominate via e-mail. You must self-nominate employment, you may apply online for educator positions atResumix assistance, career counseling, and career planning. after you have submitted your resume to the Central Resumix www.odedodea.edu .Information is provided not just on Government Service Database in order to be considered for GS positions. If you are interested in employment on the local economy,employment, but also nonappropriated fund,contracting, What is Resumix? Resumix is an automated referral it must be authorized by a work permit. Different types ofDragon Hill Lodge, Army and Air Force Exchange Service system being used throughout the Department of Defense employment may require various types of documentationand other agencies that have employment opportunities. and other federal agencies. How does it work? Resumes which should be confirmed with the Ministry’s immigrationGuidance is also provided about the rules and regulations are emailed to a dedicated computer where the format is office. Status of Forces Agreement-status family membersgoverning the teaching of English. reviewed. After the review, properly formatted resumes are are potentially eligible for eight visa categories. Contact your Here is information on common employment options. forwarded to the Resumix database. The same procedure local Legal Office or ACS for more information. To apply for GS employment, you may contact your applies to resumes received via surface mail except they are The ACS provides employment classes and seminars onlocal ACS or Civilian Personnel Assistance Center. You may scanned directly into the database. The computer “reads” a variety of topics including resume writing, interviewing,also view GS listings online as well as submit your resume your resume and identifies information such as your name, Resumix, and career planning. If you have an employmentthrough the Resumix system by going to: http:// address, education, and your unique skills. Although resumes question, visit your local ACS Employment Readinesscpol.army.mil. Click on Employment and go to Army’s are accepted via surface mail, you are highly encouraged to Program manager.Vacancy Announcements to view the listings or click on use e-mail or online means for resume submission. Hardcopy ! Area I (Camp Red Cloud) 732-7277Army’s Resume Builder to write and submit your resume in resumes are sometimes damaged during the delivery process, ! Area II (Yongsan South Post) 738-8977the Resumix format. If you are not comfortable with writing which could cause the system to reject the resume during (Hannam Village Outreach Center) 723-8293your resume online, you may email your resume to the scanning process. ! Area III (Camp Humphries) firstname.lastname@example.org. If you email your In addition to information about GS positions, ACS ! Area IV (Camp Henry) 768-8126Ration control allows duty free products The U.S. government is authorized Korea established the ration-control based on family size. Duty-free goods specified period of time.to import items sold in exchange, system. U.S. military members in Korea purchases are recorded in a computer Additionally, nonconsumable itemscommissary and Morale, Welfare and serving on active duty are granted database by the quantity, cost and type targeted by black marketers (televisions,Recreation facilities in Korea without access by showing their identification of item. To aid in preventing illegal refrigerators, stereos, etc.) are classifiedpaying customs duties on them. This cards. Through issuing agencies, USFK transfers of duty-free goods, as controlled items. Purchases of theseprovision is based on U.S. public law, provides ration-control cards to commanders and law enforcement items are recorded and retained in theDepartment of Defense and service authorized civilians (Department of agencies can review individual and individual’s purchasing record.regulations, and the U.S.-Republic of Defense employees, invited contractors family purchasing records at any time. For more information about ration-Korea Status of Forces Agreement. and technical representatives), Ration control isn’t just about access. control guidelines and policy, refer toSince these goods are intended for the accompanying family members of To ensure availability of some high U.S. Forces Korea Regulation 60-1,sole use of authorized U.S. personnel, retirees and others to protect the demand goods, retail facility managers contact USFK Personnel Datathis provision includes a requirement to privilege of access to duty-free goods. and installation commanders can place Management Division by calling 723-control access to these facilities, Each active duty member and civilian temporary or permanent quantity shelf 7189, or log onto the following Web site:discouraging the illegal flow of duty-free employee is authorized a monthly limits on selected items as necessary. www-eusa.korea.army.mil. Rationgoods into the Korean economy. quantity limit on liquor and cases of beer, These limits specify the number of items control frequently-asked-questions Web To accomplish this, U.S. Forces and a monthly commissary dollar limit that may be purchased per day or other site can be accessed at: www.korea.army. mil/org/j1/dmgt/ main_rc.html. Area I Area III Visitors to Korea who are non- Commissary Phone Number Commissary Phone Number sponsored are not allowed entry into the Camp Casey 730-4451-3 Osan 784-4403/6404 commissary. Active-duty Camp Stanley 732-5513/5859 Humphreys 753-6711 servicemembers who bring spouses Camp Red Cloud 732-7649/7604 Kunsan 782-4144/5437 over to visit should stop by the nearest Camp Howze 734-5534/5457 Area IV ration-control office for more Camp Page 721-5844/5274 Commissary Phone Number information on a temporary ration Area II Camp Walker 764-5310/4950 control plate. Those who have just Commissary Phone Number Camp Carroll 765-7937/8978 moved to the peninsula have only a five- Yongsan 736-3022/3084/3053 Camp Hialeah 763-3154/3160 day period in which a copy of the PCS Hannam Village 723-3892/6412 Chinhae 762-5204 orders can be used in lieu of the ration control plate. All children who are 10 years and older also require a student ration control plate.Biometerics Identification System Red Cross: here to teach, provide services All U.S. Foreces Korea personnel new The American Red Cross provides Yo n g s a n i s o p e n 2 4 h o u r s a d a y, s e v e nto Korea must visit their local Pass and verification of emergency situations, days a week to assist Army EmergencyID Office to inprocess into the emergency assistance to victims of fire Relief by providing financial assistance toBiometrics Indentification System. d i s a s t e r s a n d c l a s s e s i n h e a l t h a n d s a f e t y. Soldiers on weekends and holidays. BIDS is an access control measure Classes are also given for We a r e c u r r e n t l y a c c e p t i n g v o l u n t e e r sUSFK-wide in which all personnel who cardiopulmonary resuscitation, first aid, and provide training to our new volunteers.require access to any U.S. Forces Korea water safety and baby sitting. American Red Cross is located on theinstallation must inprocess. Emergency services are available second floor of the Moyer Community Personnel will not be authorized around-the-clock for personnel with the S e r v i c e s C e n t e r i n Yo n g s a n .escort privileges until they inprocess U.S. military in South Korea. All services Call 738-3670 or 7918-3670 from offBIDS. are provided during duty hours on post for more information about the Call 724-7211 or 724-6363 for more weekdays. American Red Cross.information. The American Red Cross office in
May 7, 2004 Page 27Welcome to Camp Humphreys, Area III Welcome to Area III! Your military mission here will bechallenging and rewarding. You willwork hard, but you will also be able toenjoy in your off-duty time all this areahas to offer. Area III, whichincludes CampHumphreys nearPyeongtaek andCamps Long andEagle at Wonju, is A ground approach radar specialist monitorsone of the most incoming aircraft at Desiderio Army Airfield. atlivable areas for Clay Camp Humphreys.U.S. militarypersonnel in the Republic of Korea. You will notice shortly after arrivingthat many old buildings are beingrenovated or replaced with new ones.The quality of life for single Soldiers,Department of Defense civilians,contractors and family members issteadily and dramatically improving atCamp Humphreys. Enjoy your adventure in Korea. I hope you will get out and meet your A plane takes off at Camp Humphreys, which is the busiest overseas Army airfield. U.S. Marines arrive for an annual exercise.good Korean neighbors. Area III: A great place You will undoubtedly find they areas happy as I am to welcome you toour community. Area III Col. Mike Clay, commander, Demographics to work, live and play U.S. Army Support Activity, Area III As of May 2004, there wereDid You Know ... 10,923 people — including U.S. Away from the hustle-bustle of Base water and electrical systems are military personnel, U.S. civilian large cities clogged with traffic, Camp being upgraded. employees, U.S. family members, ! Camp Humphreys and nearby Humphreys is a great place to work, Housing on the local economy is U.S. contract employees, RepublicOsan Air Base will become major hubs live and play. also booming. Modern apartments are of Korea military personnel andof activity as U.S. military units Close enough to Seoul and Daegu being built to accommodate soldiers Korean civilian employees —relocate south of Seoul by 2008? for a metropolitan day trip or weekend and families moving with military units assigned in Area III. ! Camp Humphreys is in the town get-away, Camp Humphreys is being relocated south into Area III. About 80 percent live and workof Anjung-ri, near Pyeongtaek City comfortably located about 15 miles Wherever you are stationed in Area at Camp Humphreys. Others liveabout 40 miles south of Seoul? south of the Songtan, part of III, you will be close to popular tourist or work at Camp Long, Camp ! There is a “downtown” area at Pyeongtaek City, with its popular places. The Korean Folk Village, the Eagle or at Suwon or Osan airCamp Humphreys where a new post shopping area just outside the gates Seoul Grand Park zoo, Seoul Land — bases.exchange, the recreation center, of Osan Air Base. Seoul is about 90 an amusement park with five The largest unit in Area III islibrary and most other services are minutes away. different themes and 40 rides — and the 194th Maintenance Battalion atlocated? Built at the site of a pre-Korean War the giant Lotte World shopping mall Camp Humphreys, followed by the ! With an airfield to support its Japanese air field known as K-6, are all within reach. 2 n d B a t t a l i o n , 5 2 n d Av i a t i o nfixed wing and helicopter units, Camp Camp Humphreys is one reason why Some of the best ski slopes in Regiment, the 6th Cavalry Brigade;Humphreys could easily be mistaken Korea is becoming an assignment of Korea are near Camp Long. The the 43rd Air Defense Artillery atfor an air force base? choice for U.S. military personnel. Community Activities Center there Suwon Air Base; and the 527th ! It takes about 35 minutes to drive The quality of life here is steadily rents skis and snowboards. The Military Intelligence Battalion atfrom Camp Humphreys north to Osan improving. nearby city of Yoju offers some of the Zoeckler Station on CampAir Base, and about 90 minutes or more Many projects were completed best pottery in Korea. Humphreys.to drive to Yongsan Garrison in Seoul? during the past year, including the first For out-of-town adventures, the About 85 percent of the Area III ! Camp Humphreys has one of the phase of on-post Army family housing, USO in-country travel office and the military population is male. Aboutmost modern community activities a new 80-room lodge, a post Information, Tour and Travel office 11 percent are eithercenters in Korea? exchange and the Army’s most modern provide information about trips to the commissioned or warrant officers. ! AFN radio is broadcast locally bowling center. United States, Japan, Thailand, the Korean military and civilianon 1440 AM and 88.3 FM? A new commissary and a Philippines and other popular personnel represent about 37 ! You can easily catch a bus or waterpark are scheduled to open in the destination. percent of the Area III population.train in the nearby city of near future. Whether your passion is work or Of the 1,205 U.S. familyPyeongtaek bound to virtually any Many barracks upgrades have been play, you will be able to satisfy it members living in Area III, 438destination in Korea? completed and more are underway. during your assignment in Area III. are command sponsored.
Page MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly 28 May 7, 2004Area III facility and ser vices information in the Primary Care Clinic. In-processing Area III: Soldiers and Member Program, family advocacy and Medical In-processing andDepartment of Defense civilians are others. Phone 753-8238. Clearing: 1 - 3:30 p.m. Monday,required to begin in-processing Bank and Credit Union: The Wednesday and Friday.immediately upon entering Area III. Community Bank (phone 753-6206) and Immunizations: Call 753-7658 Soldiers: Soldiers assigned to U.S. the U.S. Federal Credit Union (phone for hours of operation. TuberculosisArmy Support Activity Area III and tenant 753-6200) are located in Bldg. 118 at are administered 60 days prior tounits in-process personnel and finance Camp Humphreys. Camp Long has a departure on between 1-3:30 p.m.through the Director of Personnel and small banking facility. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.Administration (Bldg. 544) at Camp BOSS: The Area III Better Physical Exams: Call 753-6354Humphreys. Area III personnel, including Opportunities for Single and for appointment and instructions.those assigned to Headquarters and Unaccompanied Soldiers program The physical exam process takesHeadquarters Detachment, Camp Long, focuses on community service, well- about 33 days to complete.should call 753-8096. Soldiers with being and recreation, including tours and access, closets, and a shared kitchenette Lab: Call 753-8126. Lab resultspinpoint assignments may use their Army organized activities. Contact your unit and bath. Some unaccompanied senior are given to patients by providersKnowledge Online account for more BOSS representative or call the Camp NCOs and officers live on the economy only. Open 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. andinformation. Humphreys Community Activities Center due to the ongoing renovations. 1-3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday DoD civilians: Department of at 753-8825. Most accompanied command- a n d F r i d a y a n d 8 - 11 : 3 0 a . m .Defense civilians should contact the Area Commissary: Defense Commissary sponsored families at Camp Humphreys Tuesday.III Civilian Personnel Advisory Center Agency stores at Camp Humphreys and typically live in Anjung-ri, outside the main Radiology: Call 753-8471 for(Bldg. 259), phone 753-8763. Osan Air Base serve Area III. Camp gate, or at nearby Pyeongtaek or Songtan information. Noncombatant Evacuation Exer- Humphreys: Tuesday through Saturday cities. Camps Long and Eagle families live Pharmacy: Call 753-8125 forcises: Participation in Area III NEO 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m.- in the Wonju area. The first of a three- information. Call-in refillsexercises is mandatory. All non- 5:30 p.m., closed Monday. Osan: phase Army Familly Housing complex welcomed.combatants connected with the Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m.-6:30 opened in August 2003. Phase 1 has 52 Dental care: Call 753-6559Department of Defense, including family p.m., except Wednesday 10 a.m. - 8 two-, three- and four-bedroom units (Bldg. S555) on Camp Humphreys.members of U.S. military personnel, DoD p.m., closed Monday. available to key command-sponsored Private Organizations: Therecivilians and contractors regardless of Education: Continuing education and personnel. a r e 11 p r i v a t e a n d c h a r i t a b l ecitizenship, must be assigned a NEO professional development programs are All soldiers should contact the Area organizations authorized in Area III,warden by the sponsor’s command. offered at the Camp Humphreys III Housing Office at 753-7358 before i n c l u d i n g t h e S e rg e a n t A u d i e AAFES facilities: A new post Education Center (Bldg. 300, phone 753- signing a lease for housing on the Murphy Club, Association of theexchange (Bldg. 400) with a food court 8901), Camp Long (Bldg. 338, phone economy. U.S. Army, the United Club andand many shops opened in spring 2003. 721-3425) and Suwon Air Base (Bldg. ID Cards: The ID card office is in several Masonic lodges. PrivateAAFES services at Camp Humphreys 2200, 788-6553). Bldg. 544, phone 753-8073. Hours are organization must be approved.include fast food franchises (Anthony’s Employment: Contact the Civilian 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Religious services: Protestant,Pizza, Taco Bell, Robin Hood Deli, Personnel Advisory Center (Bldg. 259, Friday. Catholic and contemporary gospelPopeye’s chicken and Baskin-Robbins ice phone 753-8765) or ACS for local and KATUSA program: About 1,220 services are offered at Freedomcream), a book store, video rental, theater, worldwide employment opportunities or KATUSAs – Korean Augmentation to the Chapel or t he Z oeckl er S t at i onlaundry and dry cleaning, embroidery and visit the Civilian Operations Center-Korea U.S. Army – and Republic of Korea staff Chapel at Camp Humphreys. Camptailor shops, car sales and rental, barber Web site at www.cpoc-usfk-job.com for officers and NCOs assist military units Long also has a chapel. Jewish andand beauty shops, one shoppettes and employment information. or operations in Area III. A valuable asset, Islamic services are offered atother services. Zoeckler Station at Camp Gas Stations: Camp Humphreys KATUSA soldiers help the U.S. Army Yongsan Army Garrison in Seoul.Humphreys has a small exchange and (Bldg. 1080) Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. achieve its mission defending the For more information, contact thefast food area. Camps Long and Eagle Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Republic of Korea. Area III chaplain at 753-7274.have basic services, including snack bar, Friday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and 10 Korean language, culture and tours Schools: Command-sponsoredsmall post exchange, mini-mall and a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Call 753-7297. in the local area: Korean language students in grades K-6 attend thebarbershop services. A volunteer-run Camp Long: Monday through Friday 8 classes are offered at the Camp Humphreys American Elementarytheater is at Camp Long. a.m. - 5 p.m. Camp Eagle: Monday Humphreys and Camp Long education School. Students in grades seven- Army Community Service: ACS through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; centers and through free ACS classes. 12 bus to school at Osan Air Base,(Bldg. 311) offers many services to Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 721-3509. ACS spouse orientation classes and tours about 30 minutes away, 784-6912.include: outreach, relocation, new parent Housing: Single soldiers live in a focus on Korean culture and tourism in Command-sponsored high schoolsupport group, consumer affairs and variety of barracks styles throughout the local area. students go to Osan American Highfinancial planning, volunteer oppor- Area III. Eighty percent of the older Lodging: The Camp Humphreys School, 784-9096. The privatetunities, Army Family Team Building, barracks have been renovated to provide Lodge (Bldg. 121) has 80 single or double International Christian Schoolemployment services, Exceptional Family apartment-style rooms that offer outside rooms and suites ranging from $45 to (phone 031-651-1376) in $75 a day. No pets are allowed. Phone Pyeongtaek offers preschool 753-7355. Commercial Tel: (011) 82-31- through grade 12. Home schooling 690-7355. Call 031-692-0825 for guest is also an option. For room switchboard. homeschooling information, call Emergency Medical care: 753-7245. Emergency care is available 24-hours a Vehicle Registration: Privately- day at the Urgent Care area, Bldg. 555, owned vehicles must be registered phone 753-8111 or 753-8136. Verified at the Provost Marshal Office, emergencies will be treated after triage; Bldg. 751 at Camp Humphreys. nonemergency cases will be referred to Proof of insurance and title required. sick call or to central appointments. Call 753-6609. Sick Call: Monday through Veterinary and Pet Care: The Wednesday and Friday: Active duty Osan Air Base veterinary clinic and Soldiers may walk-in for sick call kennel both serve Area III. Pets appointments between 6:30-7:30 a.m. should be registered with the Family members and civilians may begin veterinary clinic (Bldg. 766, phone calling for sick call appointments at 8 784-6614). Pets are seen by a.m. by calling 753-8388. appointment only. Osan Boarding Routine medical appointments: Kennel, building 421B, 784-4314. Call 753-8388 between 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. to make routine appointments See “Information” on page 29
Page 29 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly May 7, 2004Area III Telephone numbers: “Information” from Page 28Camp HumphreysEmergency (on post) 911 MWR facilities and services: Soldiers Center also has three different contract A TeenCenter called The Den is locatedEmergency (off post) 690-8111 and families enjoy many Morale, Welfare services: United Services Organization In- across the street in Bldg. 427, 753-7245.Information 113 and Recreation activities at Camp Humphreys Country Leisure Travel Services; TelephoneFrom a civilian line, dial 0505 first for the following: and throughout Area III. Sales and Cybertopia – a high-speed Internet Camp Humphreys SportsArmy Community Service 753-8401Ambulance 753-8111 Camp Humphreys Morale, Welfare service that offers privacy booths and a Sports are the largest participation-activityFire Department 753-6173 and Recreation facilities include: wide-range of services. The CAC is open inArea III. Here’s a look at some of the sports (non-emergency) Auto Skills Center (Bldg. 2080) – The seven days a week. programs and facilities:Health Clinic Appointments 753-8388 Auto Skills Center offers both do-it-yourself Library (Bldg. 301, 753-8817) – TheKorean Police 725-8501 Strike Zone Bowing Center: (Bldg.Military Police 753-6600 and professional car care service. It is also Camp Humphreys Library includes both 753-5722) features 16 lanes and state-of-Urgent Care Clinic 753-8111 equipped to handle motorcycle repair . Car English and Korean language books as well the-art bowling equipment.Camp Long detailing and coin car wash services are as U.S. newspapers and magazines. DVDs, Golf Driving Range and Augusta WestEmergency 721-3116 available. Call 753-8547 for details. CDs and VHS movies are available free ofArmy Community Services 721-3665 Miniature Golf Course – Practice yourBank 721-3624 Community Activities Center (Bldg charge and computers that include Internet swing at the driving range or put throughBilleting 721-3619 B-110, 753-8825) – The Camp Humphreys services. There is a small children’s library the challenging 18-hole Augusta WestChapel 721-3356 Community Activities Center is the first of for youngsters. miniature golf course.Education Center 721-3425 its class in the Army, built from the ground- Youth Services (Bldg. 570, 753-8057)MP Desk 721-3325 Hours are noon toMWR Lodging 721-3513 up for a variety of commuity activities. It – The Youth Center at Camp Humphreys Physical Fitness Center (Bldg. 111, 753-Pass and ID 721-3353 includes a 450-seat auditorium with features modern amenities found in centers 8810 or 8811) – The Physical Fitness CenterCamp Eagle professional staging, music rooms, a game designed for the younger set. It has a play includes a gymnasium, weight room, exerciseEmergency 721-3116 room that includes pool tables, table tennis area, game room, gymnasium, snack bar,Chapel 721-2321 room, racquetball courts, locker rooms andFire Station 721-2248 and video games. The CommunityActvities arts and crafts, dance room, and computers. sauna.
MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page May 7, 2004 31KATUSA Program - a symbol of U.S., Korea alliance In Korea, healthy males must serve with U.S. Soldiers. The program also relationship.in the military for a period of at least serves as a combat multiplier and It is vital thattwo years. Some of these soldiers increases combat readiness for the U.S. both U.S andperform their obligation to their and ROK combined defense capability KATUSA Soldierscountry by becoming integrated into throughout the Korean peninsula. In work together tothe 8th U.S. Army through a unique addition, the program is symbolic of have a betterprogram known as Korean the U.S. and ROK friendship and understanding ofAugmentation to the U.S. Army. mutual support system. each other ’sKATUSA soldiers are Republic of Korea KATUSA soldiers have a promotion importance.Army soldiers who serve under the system that differs from U.S. Soldiers. Each area will beU.S. chain of command, but are They serve in a rank for a specified setting aside time tocommanded by the Republic of Korea period of time and are then share their culturesArmy in personnel management. automatically promoted to the next during the U.S and The KATUSA program began in July highest rank. For example, they serve K A T U S A1950 through an informal agreement six months as a private, six months as Friendship Week. A variety of sports, for their mistakes instead of actingbetween the ROK president and Gen. a private first class, eight months as a entertainment and cultural events will seriously apologetic.Douglas MacArthur to augment U.S. corporal and six months as a sergeant. be held. ! Offering a seat for a visitor -forces during the early stages of the KATUSAs are allowed leave time when While KATUSAs have a good Koreans traditionally hold a visitor inKorean War. Until 1982, KATUSAs they are promoted and can earn passes working knowledge of basic English, high esteem. It is consideredwere selected from either the Army for outstanding job performance. it should be noted that they are Korean, appropriate for the host to displayBasic Military Training Center or cadres They are also granted passes for not American, and that they may still special treatment of the visitor. Forof ROK Army units. emergencies and extenuating family have some difficulty with English and example, it is very natural and proper Currently, KATUSA soldiers are circumstances. in understanding the differences to offer a seat of honor to your visitor.chosen randomly among a pool Five major missions the ROKA staff between American and Korean ! Holding hands and dancingcomprised of those who have office has are KATUSA management, customs and culture. It is important to with the same gender - Americansdemonstrated English proficiency as KATUSA discipline, ROKA-directed show an understanding of cultural are shocked when they see Koreansmeasured by a standardized test. training, U.S. and ROK friendship differences while working with them. walking are holding hands or dancing The KATUSA program is important activities and U.S. and ROK liaison The following are some of the most with the same sex.because KATUSA soldiers comprise 20 work. important aspects of these cultural To Americans these actions arepercent of the total 8th U.S. Army Last year New Horizon’s Day was differences. regarded as homosexual. However, inmanpower in Korea and approximately started. This training was designed to ! Physical contact - Koreans tend Korea, it simply shows deep5,000 KATUSAs serve side-by-side strengthen the U.S and ROK army to stand close together when they talk friendship. or walk, and they might act pushy in ! Hugging an unknown child - public. The misunderstanding arises American parents get a little nervous because Koreans don’t realize they are when strangers touch or hug their invading the personal space of others. children. You should not be frightened ! “No” for an answer - When by this behavior in Korea because it’s Koreans offer you something, if you simply a way of showing that your child say, “No thank you,” they won’t be is cute. likely to give up that easily because ! Using the index finger when they may think you’re just being polite. beckoning - Koreans use their index ! Personal questions - It is quite finger only when beckoning animals, normal for Koreans to ask someone his not to call a person. Koreans are or her age, marital status and other offended when they are beckoned in types of questions when meeting for this manner although it is a common the first time. However, most gesture used in America to ask foreigners would consider this someone to come closer. impolite. For more information, please refer ! Smiles and laughs - Koreans to 8th U.S. Army Reg. 600-2, the often laugh or giggle out of U.S. Army regulation governing embarrassment when they feel sorry KATUSAs. Republic of Korea military ranks Officer Ranks General Lieutenant General Major General Brigadier Colonel Lieutenant Major Captain First Second O-10 O-9 O-8 General O-6 Colonel O-4 O-3 Lieutenant Lieutenant O-7 O-5 O-2 O-1 RanksW arrant Officer R anks Noncommissioned officers Enlisted Draftees Warrant Officer (Command) Master Sergeant Staff Sergeant Corporal Private First Class Private No Rank (Gold) Sergeant Sergeant First Class Sergeant E-5 E-4 E-3 E-2 E-1 Major, E-9 E-8 E-7 E-6
Page 34 May 7, 2004We l c o m e t o A r e a I V‘The best place to live, work and play in Korea’ Welcome to Area IV, the “Best Placeto Live, Work and Play in Korea.” I am Living quarters, furnishings boosteager to support you in relocating to yournew duty station as quickly and asefficiently as possible. For those of youwith accompanying family members,my entire staff including Army quality of lifeCommunity Service and Child and Youth Families moving to Area IV will benefitService stand ready to assist you and from an array of improvements that haverespond to any inquiry, in order to help significantly upgraded on- and off-postyou settle into the Daegu community. living conditions for soldiers, civilian Daegu, the third largest city in employees and their families.Korea, also known as the “Apple The Area IV Housing Division is nowCapital of Korea,” is located in a valley working with off-post landlords in Daegubounded on the north by the Palgong to provide major appliances for tenants.Mountains and the south by the It has also placed new furniture intoNakdong River. The area of this scenic about one-third of its housing units, and city covers has installed new air conditioners in 70 square Mountain View Village apartments within miles and is the past two years. approximately A unique partnership between Daegu 136 feet above landlords and the Area IV Housing sea level. Division at Camp Henry is giving new There are four tenants living off-post major appliances d i s t i n c t and saving the government upwards to seasons here $1 million, said Henry Kim, the Area IV with the Housing Division chief. c l i m a t e Joyner From January 2002 through March similar to 2004, the Daegu Housing Referral Office Washington, negotiated 366 new partly furnished leasesD.C. Daegu is one of the oldest cities with landlords that include new ranges,in Korea with a wealth of tradition in refrigerators, washers and dryers.its history. “Daegu’s off-post housing market is The Daegu military community offers a lessee’s market because supply exceedsa well-rounded schedule of activities demand,” Kim said. “Competitionthrough such programs as Child and between landlords is so keen that someYouth Services, Army Community also offer free telephone, cable, potableService, Community Activities Center, water, ADSL lines, drapes and wardrobes.Better Opportunities for Single and Runners enjoy the scenery as the cherry trees blossom on Daegu’s Camp Walker. Others even install air conditioners and A Community of ExcellenceUnaccompanied Soldiers, and numerous supply entertainment centers and sofas.private organizations. We are fortunate The program began in Daegu and hasto have an excellent club system and one expanded to Camps Carroll and Hialeah.of the finest golf courses in Korea. Additionally, more than 100 of the 290Additionally, the Korean community housing units on Area IV installations areoffers many rich cultural events. I am Area IV, located in the southernmost people who live and work on Army in the process of being partially orcertain your tour will both be region of the Republic of Korea, is home installations from Daejon south to Busan completely outfitted with newchallenging and rewarding. to the Area IV Support Activity, a 12- and Jeju Island. Area IV is the largest of furnishings in the coming months. For additional information about time Department of the Army and 8th the Army’s four geographic regions in About 45 shipping containers of largeyour new home, visit your local ACS United States Army Community of the ROK comprising about 10,000 appliances and furnishings valued atwhere you may view the Standard Excellence finalist. It’s affectionately square miles. more than $1 million have replaced itemsInformation Topic Exchange Service known as the “Best Place to Live and The Area IV Support Activity that that were old and wearing out.program or view our web page at: Work in Korea.” headquarters is located on Camp Henry. Seventeen quarters in Mountain Viewwww.dmdc.osd.mil/sites. You can Major Army installations in Area IV Daegu is the third largest city in Korea Village at Camp George have been fullyalso visit the Taegu American School include Camps Henry, George and with a population of about 2.5 million, furnished at a cost of nearly $9,500website at: http:// Walker in Daegu, Camp Carroll in and is located about 200 miles south of each, said Chuck Youngblood, the Daeguwww.taegu_un.pac.odedodea.edu/ Waegwan, and Camp Hialeah in Busan. Seoul. Housing Office manager. He said Col. James M. Joyner, The Area IV Support Activity is Camp Henry is located on 51 acres furniture for the other Korean National commander, Area IV responsible for providing base operations services for the nearly 12,000 See Installations on Page 39 See Housing on Page 35
The Morning Calm Weekly May 7, 2004 MORNING CALM Page 35Housing from Page 34Housing Corporation-leased apartments has been replaced for its new two- and three-bedroom quarters. Another 10 post have not been forgotten. Some $1.5 million in newin the last five years as well. whole house sets have been delivered to the installation to furniture has been installed Area IV’s unaccompanied Camp George has 198 leased two-, three- and four- replace old furniture. personnel housing, according to Youngblood.bedroom apartments for enlisted soldiers through master Government housing at Camp Hialeah is available to most In addition to improving comfort inside the apartments,sergeant and junior officers. It maintains a utilization rate of command-sponsored soldiers and key and essential civilian the Housing Division’s ongoing senior occupant programabout 94 percent, Kim said. employees. The 91 units include duplex officer’s quarters, provides building liaisons to address health and safety On Camp Walker, 10 quarters have been outfitted with single dwellings, and apartment-style enlisted quarters. concerns at Mountain View Village and the Camp Walkerwhole house furnishings valued at about $10,500 each, The new furniture matches in terms of style, fabric and housing areas A mayoral program, which addresses a muchYoungblood said. Whole housing furnishings typically include colors, and all receive identical furnishings regardless of rank. broader range of well-being issues kicked-off earlier thislarge appliances, and all dining room, living room and “There is no difference between field grade officer year.bedroom furniture. Another 38 quarters have received living furniture now, and the furniture for an E-4 or a Pfc. moving Unaccompanied personnel housing has not been neglectedroom sets and 22 more will receive bedroom sets only. into leased property,” Youngblood said. “That is due to the either. A comprehensive barracks upgrade program is Sergeants major and field grade officers occupy the 100 standardization of furniture throughout the peninsula. So if systematically making dramatic quality of life improvementsprimarily duplex Army family housing units on Camp Walker. you have a house on Hialeah and a house in Yongsan, it’s for single and unaccompanied soldiers who live on Area IVThere is an 87 percent occupation rate, Kim said. going to be pretty much the same type of furniture.” installations. Several barracks are currently being renovated Camp Hialeah received eight sets of whole house furniture Unaccompanied and single soldiers who live on- and off- and new barracks are under construction, as well.
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 36 May 7, 2004Programs, services enhance Area IV quality of life Soldiers, civilian employees andfamily members moving to Area IVinstallations will find many of the samecommunity services they would have inthe states. The programs and servicesare designed to provide a high quality oflife for residents. Army Community Service on AreaIV installations Camp Henry, CampCarroll and Camp Hialeah provide anabundance of programs and services forfamilies. Among them are the ArmyFamily Action Plan, Army Family TeamBuilding, Employment ReadinessProgram, Exceptional Family MemberProgram, Family Advocacy Program,Installation Volunteer Program,Deployment Program, FinancialReadiness Program, and the RelocationAssistance Program. Additionally, ACS offices provideother services to include a lendingcloset, crafts and cooking classes,English-as-a-Second language,beginning Korean language, informationand referral services and special eventssuch as Spouse Appreciation Day andMilitary Family Month activities. All AreaIV ACSs host a monthly newcomer’sorientation and tour of the local Korean Cheerleading is just one of many activities available through Area IV Child and Youth Services.community. The ACS satellite center at Camp television while doing laundry. baseball, softball and soccer for children Camp George and Camp Hialeah.Carroll operates the Apple Blossom While ACS meets the needs of adults, in Daegu and at Camp Hialeah. Tackle In addition to CDC services, the CYSCottage, which serves as a “home away Child and Youth Services programs at football is also available and a swim team offers School-Age Services and Middlefrom home” for family members. The Camp Walker and Camp Hialeah are at Camp Walker makes extensive use of School and Teen Services. School-agefacility has a large screen television, all available for children and youth from six the indoor and outdoor pools. Camp services are available for Taegu Americanthe amenities normally associated with weeks to 18 years old. The programs Hialeah Youth Services offers an after School students from kindergartena home, and a vast array of video tapes include sports and recreation, teen, school homework club, 4-H Clubs, through fifth-grade. The after-schoolwith family themes. Patrons can middle school, school-age services, and Keystone Club and summer programs program offers the children a choicealso cook, bake, relax in a home- child development services. such as Camp Adventure and between entertainment, homework andtype environment, and watch Youth Services offers basketball, Leadership Camps. computer, creative arts, and playground The Child Development Center on activities. Transportation is provided to Camp George promotes the physical, and from the SAS at Camp Walker. SAS social, emotional and cognitive is not available at Camp Hialeah. development of young children. The For youth in Daegu, there are a program emphasizes the importance of number of activities, including clubs and developing socialization skills and events through the school, the Images encourages children to learn through Teen Center and a Middle School active exploration and interaction with Program offering a variety of trips and adults and other children. events. The CDC provides full day, part day, Department of Defense Dependent and hourly care based on availability. Full Schools are a located on Camp George day care provides developmental and Camp Hialeah. The Taegu American services that meet the needs of working School serves grades kindergarten parents, who require childcare five to through 12 and has an enrollment of 11 hours per day on a regular basis. Part about 600 students. It offers a wide day care is offered from 8:30 to 11:30 variety of sports programs including a.m. Monday through Friday when soccer, football, wrestling, cross- Taegu American School is in session. country, basketball and volleyball. Other Hourly care is intended for parents who extracurricular activities are yearbook, need short-term child care on an newspaper, drama, student council, intermittent basis. It is not intended to National Honor Society, and Junior replace full- or part-time care. Reserve Officer Training Corps. Camp Hialeah features a newly Pusan American School on Camp opened child development home. Call Hialeah provides a free education for 763-3536 for information regarding about 220 children in pre-kindergarten availability. through 12th-grade. Students can Many families with small children opt participate in soccer, basketball, pep to hire a Korean nanny to care for their squad, cross-country, football, softball, children in their home. It is relatively volleyball, soccer, and tennis. inexpensive and the nannies have much extracurricular activities include the experience caring for American children. newspaper, speech and drama, Also, CYS can provide information aboutA wide variety of sports programs are available to Area IV residents. becoming a family childcare provider on See Programs on Page 37
MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page May 7, 2004 37Programs from Page 36Other extracurricular activities include Annex club, Hilltop Club, bowling include the Pusan Pub, bowling center,the newspaper, speech and drama, center, Kelly Fitness Center, indoor and fitness center, Community Activitiesyearbook, JROTC and others. Students outdoor pools, Community Activities Center, library, theater, putting greens,from Chinhae Naval Base also attend Center, library, and the arts and crafts golf practice range, and auto craft shop.PAS. shop. For visitors wanting a short getaway, For adults, Army Education Centers The immensely popular nine-hole the Jeju-do Army Recreation Centeron Camps Henry, Carroll and Hialeah Evergreen Golf Course received a nearly affords the unsuspecting traveler withoffer a variety of educational and $4 million makeover in 2003. an unforgettable subtropical paradise.training programs. Improvements were made to the Jeju is an island about 60 miles south of The Learning Resource Centers greens, sand traps, drainage and the Korean peninsula.offers an MOS Reference Library, irrigation system. Additionally, a pond The recreation center is located on amilitary correspondence courses, with an island hole was constructed nine-acre parcel of land about 25 milescomputer and multimedia laboratory behind the Walker Army Lodge. The southwest from Jeju City. The MWRwith Internet access, and self- facility also has a driving range, practice facility has 21 rooms, which range indevelopment programs. Testing services bunkers, sand chipping and putting price from $25 to $75.include DANTES and CLEP tests, greens areas, and a pro shop. Area IV also offers a variety ofnational certification exams, and Army Ed Gravlin, from Taegu American School, is MWR facilities on Camp Carroll lodging facilities for transient soldiers,personnel testing. Functional Academic the Korea District teacher of the year. include the Hideaway Club, bowling civilian employees and their families.Skills Training and MOS improvement center, Community Activities Center, The Walker Army Lodge is a three-training is provided for soldier Carroll and Henry offer more than 600 library, fitness center, indoor and story, 60-room, $8.5 million facility thatdevelopment. military occupational specialty and outdoor pools, and a miniature golf opened in 2002. Central Texas College, the University specialty training courses through the course. Available rooms include standards forof Maryland University College and the Distance Learning Program using multi- Additionally, the new $8.1 million $48 a night, adjoining standards for $90University of Phoenix give soldiers an media technologies such as computers, Camp Carroll Fitness Center is now and suites for $68. Rooms are equippedopportunity to earn a college degree. the Internet, CD-ROM and video tele- open for business. The 46,000-square with a standard Army Lodging amenities Central Texas College offers training. foot facility features two full-size packages.associate degree and certificate The Area IV Morale, Welfare and basketball courts, four racquetball Other lodges in Area IV include theprograms. The University of Maryland Receation Division also have a variety courts, separate Nautilus and free 28-room Camp Henry Army Lodge, theoffers associate and bachelor degree of recreational opportunities for off- weight rooms, a cardiovascular fitness 24-room Camp Walker Army Lodgingprograms, and the University of Phoenix duty hours. room equipped with treadmills, cross- Annex, the 16-room Camp Carroll Armyoffers a masters in management MWR facilities on Camp Henry trainers and exercise bicycles, an Lodge and the Camp Hialeah Armyprogram in a classroom environment. include the Henry’s Place restaurant and aerobics room, locker rooms and an Lodge with 47 rooms.Additionally, distance education classes club, the Fit-to-Win Center, an outdoor equipment room. It will also feature a Groundbreaking for a new fiveat all levels are available form a variety pool, and the auto craft shop. Camp retail store with brand name sporting story, 50-room Army lodge at Campof accredited colleges and universities. Walker has the Evergreen Community goods and a juice bar. Carroll is slated for early this Digital Training Facilities at Camps Club and Golf Course, Brass Apple MWR facilities on Camp Hialeah summer. Page 37
MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page May 7, 2004 39Installations from Page 34in the Nam-gu District. The camp primarilyconsists of administrative buildings andcommunity facilities to support the major tenantcommands. It is home to the 19th Theater SupportCommand, 55th Theater Material ManagementCenter, and the 728th Military Police Battalion,and the 20th Support Group. Facilities on the installation include an Armyand Air Force Exchange Service Shoppette andfood court, Henry’s Place, Fit-to-Win Center,outdoor swimming pool, auto craft shop, theater,Army Community Services, Education Center,Digital Training Facility, an Army lodge and Butlerbuildings for exercise participants. Improvements include the current constructionof a new 232-person barracks slated forcompletion in December. Area IV has been a Department of the Armyfinalist in the Army Community of ExcellenceProgram two of the past three years. It hasreceived 12 DA and 8th Army ACOE awards sincethe program was created in 1988 and the Daeguenclave was named the Army’s best small overseasinstallation that year. Camp Walker is located about one-half milesouthwest of Camp Henry on a 194-acre parcelbelow scenic Apsan Park. The camp providesmainly community support activities to the enclave Soldiers take a break for lunch at Camp Hialeah’s Korean Employee Snack Bar.and housing to 100 military and civilian families.The northernmost portion of the installation is food court, commissary, Evergreen Community weight rooms, a cardiovascular fitness roomhome to the H-805 heliport and the central portion Club and Golf Course, Hilltop Club, bowling equipped with treadmills, cross-trainers andis devoted to recreational use, including the c e n t e r, K e l l y F i t n e s s C e n t e r, i n d o o r p o o l , exercise bicycles, an aerobics room, locker roomsEvergreen Golf Course, Kelly Fitness Center, and Community Activities Center and library, Youth and an equipment room. Groundbreaking for aKelly Field. Family and unaccompanied housing Services, Walker Medical Clinic, dental and 50-room Army lodge is scheduled for later thisdominate the southern portion of the installation veterinary clinics, Apple Tree Gift Shop, Soldiers’ summer.and AAFES facilities occupy the east side. Memorial Chapel, Walker Army Lodge and more. In May 2004, construction will begin in the Major tenant units assigned to Camp Walker Planned improvements include two additional AAFES Food Court on a Popeye’s Chicken,include the 36th Signal Battalion, 168th Medical barracks upgrades and renovating the Community Subway sandwich shop and an expanded BaskinBattalion, HHC, 19th Theater Support Command, Activities Center, which will begin later this year. Robbins Ice Cream outlet. Planned improvements188th Military Police Company, and the Daegu Camp George is located on 47 acres and is less include a new community club with sit-downaffiliate of the American Forces Network-Korea. than one-quarter mile west of Camp Henry. It is dining; a 12-lane bowling center; a new heated Facilities include the AAFES Post Exchange and home to Mountain View Village, a 198-unit outdoor pool with water slide, diving area, kiddie apartment complex leased from the Korean pool and picnic and volleyball areas. National Housing Corporation, Taegu American Also on tap is a total renovation of the mutil- School, Child Development Center, Family Life purpose Storey Athletic Field to include improved Center, and a Shoppette. drainage, artificial-turf, new lighting, and fencing. The Republic of Korea’s K-2 Air Base, located In addition, 360-420 build-to-lease family housing on the east side of the city adjacent to the Daegu units are in the planning stage and could be a International Airport, is home to Echo Company, reality by 2008. 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and Camp Hialeah is located on the southeastern tip the U.S. Air Force’s 607th Support Squadron, of the peninsula in Busan. Busan is the second which provides all support services for its Army largest city in Korea with a population of about counterpart. It has a bowling center, theater, and 3.9 million and the only major city to escape an AAFES Mini-Mall, Shoppette and snack bar and capture by communist forces during the Korean fitness center. War. It is located about 107 miles southeast of Camp Carroll lies 22 miles northwest of Daegu Daegu. in the Nakdong Valley and consists of 435 acres Camp Hialeah has 91 Army family housing units i n Wa e g w a n . I t p r i m a r i l y h o u s e s A r m y in two housing areas, including eight new two- prepositioned stocks and battalion-size units. and three-bedroom units that opened in Oct. 2002. Major tenants include the U.S. Army Materiel Major tenant units include the 4th Support Center-Korea, Combat Equipment Quartermaster Detachment (Airborne), 61st Battalion - North East Asia, 6th Ordnance Chemical Company, 72nd Ordnance Company and Battalion, 16th Medical Logistics Battalion, 23rd the 552nd Military Police Company. Chemical Battalion, and the 307th Signal Battalion. Some of the facilities on Camp Hialeah include Facilities on the installation include an AAFES an AAFES Post Exchange and food court, Post Exchange and Food Court, commissary, commissary, Pusan Pub, bowling center, fitness Hideaway Club, bowling center, Community center, Community Activities Center, library, Army Activities Center, library, fitness center, indoor Community Service and an Education Center. and outdoor pools, mini-golf course, Army Camp Hialeah is a three-time winner of the Community Services, a Child Development Korea-wide small-size Army Community of Center, Education Center, and a Digital Training Excellence award. Facility. Other installations include the Pusan Storage The installation also features a new $8.1 million Facility and Pier 8, where the 837th Fitness Center. The 46,000 square foot facility Transportation Battalion “Kargo Kings” provide features two full-size basketball courts, four military ocean terminal operations and services inThe Installation Management Agency - Korea Region Area IV racquetball courts, separate Nautilus and free support of U.S. Forces Korea.Support Activity was activated Oct. 17, 2003.