The Peninsula-Wide News Publication Volume 2, Issue No. 43 No. P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA Aug. 13, 2004Outgoing IMA commanderreflects on challenges Army’s Installation ManagementStory by Richard M. ArndtArmy News Service Agency changes command FORT BELVOIR, Va. — Maj. Gen. Story by Richard M. Arndt in order to provide effective, no foundation upon which to build.Anders B. Aadland did something no one Army News Service standardized management of Army Aadland and his staff had to lay thatelse had ever done. installations worldwide to better foundation themselves, leaving a solid When he assumed his responsibilities FORT BELVOIR, Va. — The mantle support the Army’s Soldiers, civilians, surface upon which others, likeas the first director of the Army’s of leadership of the Army’s Installation and family members. incoming director Johnson, can build.Installation Management Agency Oct. Management Agency passed from Maj. Building an organization from the Lust welcomed Johnson to his new1, 2002, Aadland faced skepticism and Gen. Anders B. Aadland to Maj. Gen. ground up has its advantages and post, describing him as “the rightresistance on many fronts. Ronald L. Johnson in a ceremony held disadvantages, Lust told the assembled Soldier at the right time for IMA.” “When I assumed leadership of the on the steps of Fort Belvior’s Post crowd of more than 200. Aadland also congratulated JohnsonInstallation Management Agency two Headquarters Monday. “On the plus side, you have a blank on his new position, and thanked theyears ago, the condolences from my Presiding over the ceremony, Maj. piece of paper,” Lust said, adding that members of the IMA team.fellow general officers outnumbered Gen. Larry J. Lust, the Army’s chief when creating IMA, that meant there “The team you lead is unbeatable,”congratulations by two to one,” Aadland of staff for installation management, were fewer historical impediments to Aadland told Johnson during hisjoked to the crowd during Monday’s took part in the transfer of the IMA defining the agency’s mission and remarks. “They are proven leaders,IMA change of leadership ceremony at colors from Aadland, who retires after scope. Soldiers, civilians and contractors.Fort Belvoir. 35 years of service, to Johnson. “On the minus side, you have a blank Every person in IMA goes to work each He was only half-joking. Aadland was IMA’s first director. piece of paper,” Lust said, referring to day knowing that their contribution is See Challenges on Page 4 The agency was created on Oct. 1, 2002 the fact that Aadland and his staff had See Changes on Page 3Transportation unit helps move 2BCT to Iraq Singing that songStory by Maj. Terry Draper have been executed as smoothly as it was.”837th Transportation Battalion The 20th Area Support Group and the 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment supported BUSAN — Nearly 450 U.S. Soldiers and civilians the loading effort.loaded 2nd Brigade Combat Team equipment July 18- Capt. Chris Wolfe, 837th Transportation Battalion22 onto ships bound for Operation Iraqi Freedom. operations officer, also praised the teamwork and Two vessels were loaded simultaneously by coordination.transporters with the 837th Transportation “Everyone knew their responsibilities,” WolfeBattalion in Busan. said. “Together, we worked to provide a quick, safe As part of the deployment, the 837th transporters and efficient upload operation for 2nd Brigade’salso loaded 80 containers in Chinhae aboard a third equipment.”ship. Korean Navy sailors from the base assisted in Noncommissioned officers said advanceloading. planning was essential for the mission’s success. The movement of Korea-based troops to another “This was a great opportunity to assist the deploying unit on all facets of deploymenthot spot in the world is unprecedented in the half- operations, and it gave the battalion a chance tocentury American military presence in Korea. conduct the harder tasks of deploying a unit rather The troops, from the 2nd Infantry Division’s 2nd than receiving a unit,” said Sgt. 1st Class GeraldBrigade Combat Team, represented about 10 percent Sprague, 837th Transportation Battalion operationsof United States military forces in Korea. NCO. “As a whole, this is one of the most successful Sprague is one of a number of the battalion’sdeployments this theater has seen in some time,” Soldiers who will see the operation at both ends.said Lt. Col. Rich Kramer, 837th Transportation Many 837th personnel are deploying to work at theBattalion commander. “From the United States port at destinations in Southwest Asia.Forces Korea staff down to the deploying unit, I Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team were PHOTO BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMANcouldn’t be happier with the support and honored at a Camp Casey farewell celebration Aug. 2 Staff Sgt. Fernando Rentas, lead vocalist for La Orquestacoordination provided to this operation.” and started to leave Korea the next day. Escencia, sings at Yongsan’s Main Post Club Saturday. Kramer said everyone learned a lot. Read more about the band on page 18. “Without the teamwork, this operation wouldn’t E-mail DraperW@korea.army.mil What ’s inside... INSIDE Commentary.............Page 2 FedEx opens at Family Land-locked ‘doc’ New commander Blotters..................Page 2 responsibility: It’s sets sail for News and notes......Page 3 Camp Casey takes over Area IV Movies...................Page 14 the law Olympic regatta Chaplain................Page 15 See Page 6 See Page 9 See Page 22 See Page 25 MWR Events...........Page 18
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 2 Aug. 13, 2004 Corruption Commentary! Between April 2003 and March, two employees of theCamp Red Cloud Installation Property Book Office stolenumerous pieces of U.S. Government furniture from a Make the most of your time in Koreastorage facility. On June 14, about 40 pieces of furniture By Pfc. Stephanie Pearson centers, clubs and arts and crafts centers, as well aswere seized from the home of one employee by the Area I Public Affairs Office organizing musical and entertainment events. The folks atKorean National Police and Criminal Investigation Division. BOSS almost always have a block party or event in theBoth individuals are pending prosecution by a Korean When I learned that I was going to be stationed in Korea, works. The bottom line is, there’s always SOMETHINGprosecutor. my first thought was Korea? Can I get any further away to do. from my friends, family and lifestyle? I was convinced that And don’t let your adventures keep you in Korea. When! Between June 1999 and July 2003, a contracting I was going to have a miserable time. After all, I had talked in your life (unless you are lucky enough to serve in Koreaofficer representitive at Camp Sears, a local national and a to people who were stationed here before and hated it. twice) will you ever be this close to countries like Japan,local company that was under contract by the U.S. But then I started asking questions: What is there to do China, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and Australia? Igovernment defrauded the U.S. government by submitting in Korea? What did you do for fun while you were there? probably won’t have an opportunity like this again, and Ifurniture repair work orders for payment that were either Did you get to travel? And I was surprised to learn that all plan to take advantage of it. I know for a fact you can findinflated or not conducted. Total loss to the U.S. government those people who had a horrible time here had practically great deals on travel packages at the USO and post airlinewas more than $2 million. All subjects are pending never left their installations or the surrounding areas! No ticket offices. The post exchanges and bookstores at mostprosecution by the Korean prosecutor. wonder they hated it. Don’t get me wrong, we have nice large installations have sections well stocked with travel facilities here, but if I never left post, I would go nuts too. guides. So what are you waiting for? MP Blotter Now that I’m in Korea, I’ve found there are lots of things to do. All a Soldier has to do is use one of the many resources One of the reasons I joined the Army was to see the world. It’s an amazing opportunity – what other job pays The following entries were excerpted available to them through programs like the USO; Morale, you to travel to distant and exotic lands, and gives youfrom the past several week’s military Welfare and Recreation services; Better Opportunities for weeks of paid vacation every year that you can use at yourpolice blotters. These entries may be Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers; and the local discretion? I get sad when I see my fellow Soldiers sittingincomplete and do not determine the community activities center. All of these organizations offer in their barracks rooms every weekend with a beer in oneguilt or innocence of any person. many trips and activities geared towards young Soldiers, at hand and a game controller in the other, complaining about a price that any of us can afford. how much life sucks. So I say to them: get out and live a! A military police investigation revealed a Soldier became For example: the USO offers day and weekend trips all little. Have some fun. And when you’re at your next dutydisorderly when an on-post club manager asked him to over the peninsula, from the Joint Security Area at station and someone asks you about Korea, say, “It wasleave because he was smoking after being asked to refrain Pamunjom to overnight shopping at Osan Air Base. The amazing. I had the time of my life.”from smoking in the club. Upon hearing the Soldier get community activity centers organize and sponsor a lot ofloud and unruly, a witness approached the Soldier and outdoor trips, like white-water rafting and bungee jumping, E-mail commentary submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pleaseordered him calm down. The Soldier then identified for the more sports-oriented Soldiers in Korea. Morale, keep submissions about a page in length and include your name, rank and dutyhimself as a sergeant to which the witness identified himself Welfare and Recreation services runs the post bowling station. The staff reserves the right to edit letters for length, taste and clarity.as a command sergeant major and once again ordered theSoldier to calm down. The Soldier then made profaneand made disrespectful statements to the witness. The Morning Calm Weekly Soundoff:Soldier was apprehended and transported to the provost What is the most important thing for a newcomer in Korea to know?marshal office. During transport, the Soldier remainedbelligerent and disrespectful. A check of the individual’sID revealed he was not a noncommissioned officer. Hewas processed for disrespect to superior NCO, drunk anddisorderly conduct and impersonating a U.S. NCO. TheSoldier was then released to his unit.! Military police discovered and investigated a Soldieroperating a privately owned vehicle in an unusual manner.Military police stopped the vehicle and detected the odor ofan alcoholic beverage on the Soldier. The Soldier was “Educate yourself “Get to know your “Where everything “Be productive. Go toadministered three field sobriety tests that he failed. The with the amazing way around the is!” Spc. David B. Hinks, is!”— school. Don’t getSoldier was administered a portable breath test which rendered Korean culture and town.” Spc. Brandon town.”— Headquarters and Headquarters trapped into drinkinga result of .158 percent blood alcohol content. The Soldier history.” Capt. Matthew history.”— Hildreth, Area IV Support Company, Area III Support every night.” — Pfc.was apprehended and transported to the provost marshal J. 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MORNING CALMThe Morning Calm Weekly Page Aug. 13, 2004 3NEWS & NOTES Why Korea is the Duty Assignment of Choice Registration at Seoul American Elementar y SchoolThe main office at Seoul American ElementarySchool is open to register children,kindergarten through fifth-grade. Those whojust moved to Seoul and are commandsponsored to Yongsan or who missedreregistration can go to the Army CommunityService Building, Room 121.Some dates SAES wants parents to remember:!Aug. 18 Parent Orientation 10 a.m. or 3p.m.!Aug. 27 Class lists posted, “meet and greet”teachers 1:30-2:30 p.m.!Aug. 30 First day of school grades 1 through5.!Sept. 7 First day of school for kindergartenand preschool for children with disablities.For more information, call 736-7748. PHOTO BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN Center Offers Ser vices Sgt. John Slosser, broadcast journalist, American Forces Network-Korea gives the weather report during the April 2 nightly newscast. TelevisionThe Digital Business Center is a resource viewers can watch the nightly newcast at 6:30 and 10 p.m. A radio contest is ongoing until Sept. 1. Watch the nightly news and listen for afor the entire Yongsan community. Located question during the 12 -3 p.m. Eagle FM broadcast the following day. The first caller to the radio show with a correct answer will be entered intoat South Post Building 8105 across from a drawing for a 42-inch television courtesy of Exchange New Car Sales.Starbucks, the center offers Internetaccess, cyber games, document printing,copying, scanning, digital photo printing, Contracting Command welcomes new commanderfax services, computer software andhardware upgrades and repairs as well as Story by Geoffery Bishop Willey has served in a variety of command and staffoffice supplies and DVDs. The center is U.S. Army Contracting Command-Korea positions throughout his career. Commissioned a 2ndopen 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps in May 1980, he initiallyChildren under age 12 must be YONGSAN — The U.S. Army Contracting Command – served with the 124th Maintenance Company, 1st Korea received a new commander in a change-of-command Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Support Command (Corps),accompanied by an adult. ceremony Aug. 4 at Dragon Hill Lodge. Boblingen, Germany as an automotive platoon leader and Col. Jeffrey D. Willey assumed command of the USACCK shop operations officer. Willey has also served with the 4th Claims from Col. Stephen G. Bianco. Infantry Division.Anyone who has a claim against the estate of Bianco now heads to Columbus, Ohio where he will serve Awards and decorations include the Defense MeritoriousSgt. Robert McCleland, Headquarters and as the Director of the Land-Based Weapons Systems unit at Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army MeritoriousHeadquarters Company, 6th Cavalry Regiment, the Defense Supply Center. Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two oakCamp Humphreys, should contact 2nd Lt. John Willey, previously the executive secretary to the Army leaf clusters, Joint Service Achievement Medal, ArmyShin, casualty assistance officer, at 753-6196. Science Board, has more than 15 years of contracting Achievement Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, and the experience including an assignment as commander, Defense Parachutists Badge.516th PSB Limited Ser vices Contract Management Command General Dynamics Defense Willey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political scienceDetachment A, 516th Personnel Services Systems. from the University of Vermont and a Master of BusinessBattalion will have limited staffing Aug. 25 -27 “I want to reassure our ultimate customer and teammate, Administration degree from Monmouth University, Newbecause of a field training exercise. the War fighter, that we will continue to provide you with the Jersey. very best in contracting support,” Willey said. “You are the USACCK provides contracting support for the US Army, BOS S “Bowl-A-Thon” BOSS “Bowl-A-Thon Thon” reason we exist as an organization and you deserve our very Air Force, Navy and Marine Corp throughout the RepublicBetter Opportunities for Single and best efforts.” of Korea.Unaccompanied Soldiers will host a “bowl-a-thon” 6- 10 p.m. today at the Camp Hialeah Changes from Page 1Bowling Center. Call 763-7392 for more vital to the success of our war fighting management and day-to-day operation of Johnson’s previous assignmentsinformation. units.” 184 Army installations. He leads 78,000 include director of military programs and The ceremony also honored Aadland military and civilian personnel and is G3 of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Area II Bowling on his retirement after 35 years of charged with managing a budget in Washington, D.C.; commander of To u r n a m e n t service. Speaking to the crowd of his exceeding $8 billion. USACE’s Pacific Ocean Division;There will be a bowling tournament for retirement, Aadland choked back tears. As IMA director, Johnson is tasked assistant commandant of the U.S. Armyservicemembers Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 at Yongsan “I’ve come to realize,” he said, “that with continuing the work begun under Engineer School and deputy commander,Bowling Center. The tournament is open to you can take the Soldier out of the the Transformation of Installation Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; and executiveactive duty military in Area II only. To enter Army, but you can’t take the Army out Management initiative, the Army’s most officer to the secretary of the Army. Johnson is a graduate of the U.S.the tournament, men have an average of of the Soldier.” comprehensive reorganization in the Military Academy at West Point, the170 or above. Women must have an average Johnson told the crowd that he is past three decades. Johnson will lead Engineer Officer Basic Course, theof 130 or higher. The top eight men and top honored by the responsibility of leading IMA as a key component of Army Armor Officer Advanced Course, thefour women finishers will represent Area II “the only organization in the United States transformation, overseeing the Command and General Staff College,in the 8th U.S. Army Bowling tournament Army that positively affects the quality management of Army installations the School of Advance Military Studies,Oct. 5-8 at Yongsan. of life of Soldiers and family members, worldwide. and the Senior Service College wherever in the Army they are.” Johnson comes to IMA from the U.S.Interested bowlers must register at Yongsan Fellowship – Joint Center for Political Upon his retirement, Aadland was Army Corps of Engineers, where he mostBowling Center by Sept. 20. Call 738-8608, and Economic Research, Georgia awarded the Army’s Distinguished recently served as commander of the Gulf Institute of Technology. He holds a736-7746, 736-4032 or 732-7830 for more Service Medal. Region Division and U.S. deputy to the master’s degree in strategic planninginformation. As incoming IMA director, Johnson Program Management Office, Coalition from the School of Advanced Military assumes responsibility for the Provisional Authority, Baghdad. Studies.
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 4 Aug. 13, 2004Challenges from Page 1 “There was some resistance to Aadland said that although progresschange,” Aadland said in an interview has been made in instituting commonfollowing the ceremony. “That’s only garrison standards, there remains worknatural. When you take over more than to be done.$8 billion, 80,000 people, and “I think we have a good baseline tomanagement of all installations in the build on, but we’re probably still a yearArmy, there are going to be those who out from full implementation,” he said.need to be convinced that it will work.” Aadland said that one challenge in Aadland said one of his biggest particular continues to affect IMA andchallenges as IMA director was to the way it does business.“show the Army that we can do it right, “We need to improve base supportand to show the war fighting units that funding levels,” he said. “Those funding ADthey can entrust their installations – their levels represent a commitment by thehomes and their families – to us.” Army to quality installation It was a challenge not easily met, he management, and we need to make asaid, citing the misperceptions and more compelling case to increase baserumors that circulated throughout the support funding.”Army at the agency’s founding. As Aadland and other Army leaders “We got killed by rumor control,” were laying the groundwork in the yearsAadland said. “We didn’t tell the IMA prior to IMA’s activation in Octoberstory well enough or widely enough to 2002, one thought in particular causedour stakeholders.” them concern. Although perceptions of the agency “We dreaded the idea of a war in theand it’s role in Army transformation got first year,” Aadland said.off to a rocky start, Aadland said he and When terrorist attacks of Sept. 11,his team learned from their mistakes. 2001 triggered the U.S. invasion of GOES “We weren’t perfect,” he said. “We Afghanistan and Iraq, Aadland’s dreadmade mistakes. But we became became reality.champions of perseverance.” “The fact is, we learned great things Another area that tried the by supporting unprecedented numbersperseverance of Aadland and the IMA of troops being deployed through ourteam was instituting common standards power projection platforms,” Aadlandfor garrison organizations. Convincing said. “We learned that we needed moregarrison and senior mission operations people to handle thecommanders to buy into a commonway of doing business was a challenge mobilizations and deployments. It wasthat required Aadland and his staff to good for us to be a full partner in the“stamp out the word, ‘unique,’” he said. war effort. It helped us come together “Whether it’s Korea, Europe, or here as a team with a ‘can-do’ attitude, rightat Fort Belvoir, every organization has down to the installation level, to HEREunique challenges and requirements,” accomplish the mission of deployingAadland said. “But all those Soldiers and taking care of theorganizations share the common thread installations and families left behind.”of installation management, and in that Although the Military District ofrespect, they are not unique. If we can Washington falls under IMA’s Northeastbring better business practices from one Regional Office, Aadland said theplace to another, then we get more bang proximity of Forts Belvoir, McNair,for the buck. We need to create common Myer and Meade to the Pentagon andexpectations for Soldiers and their Capitol Hill make them the subject offamilies, so that no matter where in the scrutiny by military and political leaders.world they go, they’ll know what to As such, MDW installations are oftenexpect at the installations they are looked at by the entire Army leadershipassigned to.” as a microcosm of IMA as a whole. Present arms! PHOTO BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN Capt. Bernard Brady, commander, and Pfc. Jason Smith, guidon bearer, United Nation Command Honor Guard Company, stand at present arms Aug. 5 during a repatriation ceremony at Yongsan Army Garrison’s Knight Field.
Aug. 13, 2004 Page 5Area I celebrates National Kids DayStory, photos by David McNallyArea I Public Affairs Office CAMP RED CLOUD — Nearly 300children, parents, staff and volunteerscelebrated National Kids Day Aug. 6 onthe Village Green. “This is a day to celebrate and honorAmerica’s children,” said Col. JeffChristiansen, Area I commander. “Adultswho spend meaningful time with kidsfulfill one of the most basic needs in achild’s healthy development.” Kids from far-flung Area I campsmade their way to Camp Red Cloud forthe day of food, games, rides and fun.They came from as far as Camp Howzein the Western Corridor and Camp Pagein Chuncheon. “I like jumping in the inflated thing,”said Timothy Bradford, 7. The inflatedcastle drew many bouncing children. As temperatures soared into the mid-90s, children started to throw cold wateron each other and the staff. “I liked getting wet,” said ThaddeusParker, 10. Army Community Service staff and Mia Walsh, 3, (left) and her brother Aaron, 1, smile during the Area I National Kids Day celebration. The Aug. 6 event brought families from acrossvolunteers hosted games and activities Area I to the Village Green at Camp Red Cloud.like face painting, egg carries, three-legged races, flying-disc tosses andsponge races. “I’m so glad, because it turned outreally great,” said Eunice Oh, the eventcoordinator. “My main goal was for thekids to enjoy themselves.” “Celebrations are happeningwherever American families areassembled,” Christiansen said. Warrior Country has few familymembers, as it is a command-sponsoredrestricted zone. However, many Soldierspay for their family members to cometo Korea, and some civilian employeeshave their families with them too. McGruff the Crime Dog takes a bite out of Email firstname.lastname@example.org crime at a National Kids Day celebration.Camp Adventure kids ride the tractor-train Aug. 6. Temperatures soared to the mid-90s to make Pfc. Sharon Tlaskal, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Area I, plays with a child in thefor an extra hot National Kids Day at Camp Red Cloud. inflated castle. More than 50 Soldiers volunteered to support the event.
Page 6 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Aug. 13, 2004NEWS & NOTES Camp Casey FedE x opens Program Coordinator Sought Story, photo by David McNally Area I Public Affairs OfficeThe Contracting Command Korea is lookingfor a Cross-Cultural Training and Counseling CAMP CASEY — Army and Air Force Exchange ServiceCenter Annex program coordinator for Area I. officials announced plans to open a Federal ExpressFor more information, or to apply, call 732- consession for the Camp Casey community.7682. “We had a soft open this week,” said Ron Daugherty, AAFES Northern Region general manager. “We want to make sure Combined Federal everything is ready before we do a formal grand opening.” Campaign Pledge Card The new center is located adjacent to the U.S. PostThe 2004 Combined Federal Campaign pledge Office, across the street from Primo’s. The hours ofcard is now available on the Feddesk Web operation are 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Saturdaysite, www.feddesk.com. The CFC pledge cards and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.available are the payroll office version, the “I think this addition will improve quality of life,” said Lt.central receipt point version and the Col. Stephen Murray, U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Caseycontributor copy for tax records. commander. “The additional hours of operation and extra services FedEx hopes to offer will give our Soldiers more Women’s Equality Day omen’s options.”The Area I Equal Opportunity Office will host a Dennis Kim, a Yongsan FedEx employee, spent the weekWomen’s Quality Day luncheon at the training two new staff members and setting up operations.Mitchell’s 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Aug. 13. Lt. “We provide a service two to five times faster than theCol. Elizabeth Bierden, 122nd Signal Battalion alternative,” Kim said. “We provide security by scanningcommander, will be the guest speaker. packages and tracking them. We also don’t release a package without a signature.” Training EEO/POSH Training Kim said people are willing to pay higher rates for a fastThe last opportunity to receive Department of and secure delivery service.the Army required annual Equal Employment The Camp Casey consession joins three other FedExOpportunity and Prevention of Sexual outlets on U.S. military installations in Korea. The otherHarassment training will be Aug. 26 at the centers are located at Osan Air Base, Camp Humphreys andCamp Red Cloud Education Center. All U.S. Yongsan Army Garrison.civilian employees and military personnel who Federal Express, established in 1971, has globlal linkssupervise U.S. civilian employees are required which move about 3.3 million packages and documentsto attend. Registration for the class ends today. every business day.For more information, call 732-9103. Dennis Kim, Federal Express trainer (left) instructs Woo Jee-young, a Email email@example.com new employee at the Camp Casey outlet on FedEx operations. ACS Conference ClosureAll Area I Pear Blossom Cottages and mostACS offices will be closed today - Sunday foran ACS conference. The family assistance Warrior job fair to be differentcenter on Camp Casey will remain open. Story, photo by David McNally “It takes anywhere from 60-90 days prepare for the job fair just like you Area I Public Affairs Office to prepare for a job fair,” said Dennis prepare for a job interview,” he said. Riehle, Area I Army Career and Alumni Schlueter said another key to a good Five-Kilometer Races in CAMP MOBILE — Warrior Program manager. “We can help people job fair is pre-registration. “The more August Country Army Career and Alumni get ready.” people register, the more companies willCamp Page and Camp Stanley Fitness Centers Program officials are set to host a job “Resumes are a must,” said Kenneth come,” he said. “If they see we havewill each host a five-ilometer race Aug. 28. fair Sept. 15. Schlueter, Area I transition services 400 people interested in finding a job, itRace-day registration begins 8 a.m., with the “There is going to be a different mix officer. “These companies will see could make the difference in whetherraces beginning 9 a.m. of employers at Camp Mobile than at hundreds of potential employees during or not a company sends a recruiter all other areas,” said Drew Brandt, Area I their time at the job fair.” the way to Korea.” Job Fair Army Career and Alumni Program But Riehle said, a good resume is onlyThe 2004 Warrior Job Fair is scheduled Sept. counselor. part of getting hired. “You should See Fair on Page 815 at Camp Mobile by appointment only. For Brandt said the other areas will holdmore information, call 730-4044, or preregister more of a traditional job fair with tablesonline at http://www.morejobs.net. set up for prospective employees to browse company displays and speak Troops to Teachers Teachers with recruiters. Awareness Day “At Camp Mobile it will be more of See Fair on Page 8Representatives will be at the Camp Red Cloud an employment interview,” Brandt said.Education Center Oct. 14 for Troops to Teachers “Those companies who have an interestAwareness Day. Activities will include in the age group, rank structure and jobpresentations by TTT representatives in the skills of the people we have in Warriormorning and individual meetings in the Country will come here to conductafternoon, where representatives will be able to interviews.”review transcripts, counsel and guide interested Brandt said they negotiated to hostindividuals. All Area I servicemembers and only companies which have real jobscivilians are invited to attend. available. “They will be able to, if not actually Tae Warrior Division Tae offer the job, come close to a process Kwon Do Championship where they would offer a job afterCamp Casey’s Hanson Field House will host the background investigations,” BrandtWarrior Division Tae Kwon Do championship Sept. said.11. Registration, weigh-ins and medical exams Transition officials urgedwill take place 10 - 11:30 a.m. The tournament servicemembers set to depart thewill begin 1 p.m. military to prepare now for the Soldiers listen to Joan Domengeaux, transition assistance program facilitator, at a Camp Mobile September job fair. briefing Tuesday hoping to discover the key to finding a job.
The Morning Calm Weekly Aug. 13, 2004 MORNING CALM Page 7Desert StrikeWeb site debutsArea I Public Affairs Office “This Web site has excellent links to other Army resources, current CAMP RED CLOUD — Army photographs and feedback links to theofficials unveiled a new Web site Aug. rear detachment.”4 for family members of deployed 2nd DeVine said they have alreadyInfantry Division Soldiers. received positive feedback. Thousands of 2nd Brigade Combat “And this is really only theTeam Soldiers have deployed from the prototype,” DeVine said. “The finalRepublic of Korea to Iraq. Family version will be activated Aug. 25.”members are spread across the United The final version will includeStates and other parts of the world. battalion-level family readiness groupsOfficials chose to create a Web-based with more robust capabilities. to supply photographs and could be useful for any unit facingfamily readiness group to pass along “It’s the best medium to information for the Web site during deployment.timely and accurate command communicate worldwide,” DeVine said, the deployment. “The Army has invested a lot in thisinformation. “Family members can provide feedback “I would say to continue to check capability to support the 2nd Brigade “We’ve placed many news articles to us and get information from us.” the site for new announcements and DeVine said the site will be manned Combat Team and their familyabout the deployment on the site,” said any command information,” DeVineCol. Thomas DeVine, 2nd Infantry 24 hours a day, seven days a week. said. members worldwide,” DeVine said.Division Aviation Brigade commander “No matter what time of the day, we He said in the site’s download “It will continue to be the best wayand the officer responsible for family will be there for them,” he said. section there are current family for our family members across themembers affected by the deployment. Officials tasked Soldiers to continue readiness group handbooks which world to gain information.” Experts teach advanced counseling Stellar Soldiers tour Jeju Island Story, photo by Area I Public Affairs Office Pfc. Stephanie Pearson Area I Public Affairs Office CAMP CASEY — Instructors from the Fort Sam Houston JEJU ISLAND — Eighteen Warrior Academy of Health Sciences Country Soldiers explored Jeju Island presented an advanced counseling Aug. 6 – 8 as part of the USO’s first course this week to 23 counselors Stellar Warrior tour. from all over Korea. The ‘Stellar Warrior’ tour was an idea “The advanced counseling that was brought up by Margaret Wood, course is important because it wife of the 2nd Infantry Division focuses on treatment issues not commanding general, said Sally Hall, normally covered in basic skills Camp Casey USO director. training,” said Daniel Silvia, Area “The idea was to appreciate Soldiers I alcohol and drug control who have actively volunteered in their officer. “The course also affords military and civilian communities,” Hall counselors time to focus on said. recent trends in addiction therapy The Soldiers, selected by their unit and share their own experiences first sergeants and commanders, said in a learning environment.” they were grateful to have been chosen The last time the academy for the trip. staff came to Korea to provide “I thought it was an honor to be any kind of training was in 1992. selected for this trip,” said Sgt. Latricia Silvia said this is the first time Thomas, Warrior Replacement that they’ve brought the Company. “There are a lot of advanced counseling course to hardworking people in my unit, and for U.S. Forces Korea. (my superiors) to think that I am a stellar The course covered a variety Soldier, it really showed appreciation for range of topics: the work I do.” ! Treatment of pathological This is the first time the USO has gambling organized a trip to Jeju, an island off ! Family violence and the south coast of the peninsula. While substance abuse there, Soldiers learned about the island’s ! Relaxation and auto- history and mythology, saw many of suggestion the natural landmarks that make the “The advanced course also island famous throughout Korea, and affords counselors time to focus dined with the vice-governor of Jeju on recent trends in addiction City, Lee Kye-sik. therapy,” Silvia said. “They share “I believe success is being in the right their own experiences. place at the right time,” Lee said in his Silvia said he hoped this remarks, “so I believe your trip here course provided the community will be successful. I wish you a with counselors who possess wonderful time in Jeju, and hope you return home with cherished memories See Counseling on Page 8 of this beautiful island.” Mount Sangbang looms behind a Buddhist temple located on the mountain’s lower slopes. See Jeju on Page 8 The mountain is one of the many natural landmarks Soldiers visited on Jeju Island.
Page 8 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Aug. 13, 2004Fair from Page 6 The event will be open to all job Transition officials said otherhunters with a valid military or Defense companies, such as a U.S. defenseDepartment identification card. Officials contractor with business in the Middleencouraged interested applicants to pre- East, are tentatively scheduled to attend.register at http://www.morejobs.net. “They would be looking for the The current schedule for the job fair combat–arms types that they need overis: there at the moment,” Brandt said. ! 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at Camp “We’re also trying to get several otherMobile. companies to attend.” ! 2 – 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Camp Brandt explained high–technologyHumphreys. companies will only be available at the ! 9 a.m. – Noon Sept. 16 at Osan job fairs in Areas II, III and IV.Air Base. ! Noon – 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Camp “Our clients with high–tech skillsHenry. will need to travel to Yongsan,” Brandt ! 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at said.Yongsan Army Garrison. Brandt said job seekers must contact The number of companies may change, the ACAP center as soon as possible tobut presently two corporations, in the schedule time with the recruiters.security and lodging fields, havecommitted to attend the Warrior Job Fair. Email firstname.lastname@example.orgCounseling from Page 7an, “increased breadth and depth in their “They need to accomplish professionalprofessional knowledge and skills.” development training every year in order The class included certified addiction to maintain their licenses andcounselors from across Korea and certification status.”representatives from mental health and Silvia said this field of humancommunity service agencies. behavior is constantly being updated by “Staying current is critical for new research and requires constantaddiction counselors,” Silvia said. updating of established skill sets. PHOTO BY DAVID MCNALLYJoe Hallam, an instructor from the Fort Sam Houston Academy of Health Science, leads anadvanced counseling class discussion Tuesday at Camp Casey. from Page 7Jeju The vice-governor got his wish, as “The first day, everyone had to getthe Soldiers said they had a great time. acquainted with each other and the “It was awesome,” said Spc. environment,” she said. “The secondThomas Walkley, Battery B, 6th day, they started enjoying it, but thenBattalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, on the third day we had to head back. Iof his time in Jeju. “It really looked a lot think everyone would agree this trip wasdifferent than the mainland. There were too short!” Hall laughed. Walkley agreed. “If I could, Imore open spaces, and it wasnt as built would’ve been down there a wholeup. It was a totally different atmosphere week,” he said.— more friendly. I was feeling good — Hall said the best part of the trip wasit was a great vacation.” seeing all of the Soldiers come together. “We tried to coordinate a trip that was “The first day, it was like everybodyvery unique, compared to the other trips seemed to be a stranger because theythat we have in Seoul,” Hall said. “We didnt know each other,” she explained.realized that a trip to Jejudo would really “But by the second and third day of theeducate Soldiers culturally and show trip, they were all friends. To me, it’sthem the beauty and history of Korea. just like what we have in WarriorIt was very successful, and hopefully Country – there’s always a team spirit.we can do this at least twice a year.” Were always one team.” Next time though, Hall said shewould like to add a day to the tour. E-mail email@example.com
Aug. 13, 2004 Page 9Family Program aims to fosterresponsibility: K orean-American friendshipIt’s the law Story, Photo by Alex Harrington Area II Public Affairs Office Americans who want to spend time together to learn each other’s culture chance to familiarize themselves with Seoul’s transit system, eventStory by Capt. Rochelle M. Howard and build good neighbor relations,” said organizers said.Yongsan Law Center YONGSAN — In an effort to Michael Lee, founder of the Saturday Lee, who has been a volunteer in inspire positive, genuine friendships tour program. the community for 15 years, teaches YONGSAN — Many Soldiers think between their two nations, a group of The program gives Americans who a Korean language class at the Armythat if no money is owed to creditors, dedicated Koreans and Americans recently arrived in Korea a better Community Service center. He startedtheir family members are being have started a Saturday tour program understanding of Korean culture, a the program in 2002 when he decidedsupported. here. chance to build positive relationships to add a cultural tour to his classes to The U.S. Army recognizes there are “Our Saturday tours are built on with host nationals, an opportunity totimes family members may feel that a friendship between Koreans and practice Korean language skills and a See Friendship on Page 10Soldier is not upholding theirresponsibility by supporting them asrequired by the Army, the U.S. courtsor other laws in place. Therefore, leaders created ArmyRegulation 608-99, “Family Support,Child Custody, and Paternity” to ensurethat any legal obligation a Solider hasto support his family members isenforced. Army Regulation 608-99 prohibitsany Soldier from using his or hermilitary status or assignment to denyfinancial support to family members.It prevents them from evading courtorders of financial support, childcustody and visitation, paternity andrelated matters. This regulation is a commander-enforced regulation, which means thatonly a company or battalioncommander can order a Soldier tocomply with the regulation. Unitcommanders can even order a Soldierto provide support and thus enforcethe legal requirements of support tofamily members. A battalion commander can releasea Soldier from his supportrequirements. Nicholas Flint and Lee, Soo Hwan enjoy the festivities at Gyeongbokgun Palace, a historical site in Seoul, during a Saturday tour where Americans and Koreans come together to learn about each other’s culture and tradition.What determines the amount ofpayment The Soldier’s rank determines how Area II commemorates Chaplain Corps’ 229 yearsmuch financial support a familyreceives. For example, a specialist, Story by Pfc Park, Yung-kwi a chaplain is a link to their faith community ‘back home,’ whilewhose spouse is not military, is required Area II Public Affairs Office to others, an Army chaplain introduces faith into a Soldier’s life.to support all of his or her family Today, we celebrate our years of service, and we honor themembers with $519.30 per month. YONGSAN — To commemorate the U.S. Army Chaplain men and women who have gone before us and who now share There is no financial support Corps’ long history and significant contributions to Soldiers in this ministry, especially those deployed for the war onrequirement enforced if the family and their family members, the Area II commander hosted a terrorism.”members are in government housing. concert July 28 at Lombardo Field, South Post, to celebrate The concert featured Larnelle Harris, a renowned gospelTh e S o l d i e r m a y p a y r e n t , o r their 229th anniversary. music artist.mandatory expenses like electricity, The Army Chaplain Corps comprises the largest military “The concert was very patriotic, especially when Larnellewater and gas as financial support. chaplaincy in the world, according to the goarmy.com Web Harris sang the ‘Star Spangled Banner,’” said Maj. Jim Lawson,However, if the amount paid for site. Since its inception, more than 25,000 chaplains have served a provost marshal for U.S. Forces Korea. “His contributionsrent or essential bills is less than in 36 wars and 200 have died in combat. Five Army chaplains after the 9-11 attacks were exceptionally heart touching.”the support requirement the Soldier have received the Medal of Honor. In spite of the hot weather, a large number of people camemust provide the family members “For 229 years, Army Chaplains have supported and out to celebrate the event. maintained the well being of Soldiers and their families,” said See Law on Page 12 Lt. Col. Hardie Higgins, 1st Signal Brigade Chaplain. “For many, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Page 10 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Aug. 13, 2004NEWS & NOTES DoD civilians seek alternative dental care Story by Pfc. Park, Jin-woo and Alex Harrington “The Korean dental clinics on our list have been approved New Hannam Village Bus Area II Public Affairs Office Run by United Concordia, a premier dental insurer that contractsThe Tactical Motor Pool will provide an additional with the U.S. Department of Defense,” Smith said.shuttle run departing Hannam Village 5 a.m. YONGSAN — Defense Department civilians and Although dental care is readily available off-post, dentalMonday - Friday. This new run will begin on Aug. contractors serving in Korea face challenges when looking fees for treatment are not covered by the U.S military, to9. All other runs will ramain the same. For more for dental care. include TRICARE dental program, said Bill Zeigler, humaninformation, call 738-7218. Many Seoul dental clinics have American-trained doctors resource specialist at the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center. proficient in English. They provide dental care services similar “Civilians, who are not military retirees, have to use their American Forces Spouses’ to what a person would receive in the United States. own health insurance plan to be reimbursed for any out-of- Club Lee Soo-chan, a dentist in Seoul, received his training at a pocket costs from receiving dental care,” Zeigler said. “AndThe American Forces Spouses’ Club is seeking New York dental school. there are no government-run dental insurances to cover out-organizations or clubs who would be interested in Lee said nearly a quarter of his patients are Department ofsetting up an information table at its annual Defense civilians. of-pocket costs associated with dental care treatment forwelcome and sign-up reception. The welcome According to a 18th Medical Command dental survey, dental federal employees.”and sign-up reception will be held 10 a.m. - 1:30 clinics are approved when they meet or exceed standards for Che indicated there are differences between Korean andp.m. Aug. 31 at the Dragon Hill Lodge. For more proper dentist-patient communications, cleanliness, patient American insurance companies and the way they processinformation, call 736-8119. satisfaction and treatment. claims. “Our dental clinic has a state-of-the-art laboratory run by He emphasized DoD civilians have to pay all fees in full SAES Registration professional dental technicians,” said Dr. Che Byung-hak. “We after they receive dental care treatment at a Korean clinic.The main office at Seoul American Elementary offer excellent quality of care.” “Our Korean dental clinics do not receive payment directlySchool is open for kindergarten through fifth- An individual may choose a Korean dentist or dental clinic from American insurance companies for providing servicesgrade registration. For those just moved to Seoul on their own; However, military dental clinics can provide to Americans,” said Che. “This is why we require (patients)and are command sponsored or who missed recommendations on where to seek Korean dental care to pay all fees first.reregistration, come to Army Community Service, treatment. “We help them file their insurance paperwork for theirBuilding 4106, Room 121. For more information, “Civilians can choose one of four Korean dental clinics wecall 736-4478. recommend,” said Spc. Shawn Smith, dental liaison appropriate insurance company,” Che added. representative. Che said that his dental clinic has most insurance claim SNGC Nominations Smith indicated their contact list of Korean dental clinics is forms associated with major health insurance companies.Sung Nam Golf Club is seeking nominations for six not a complete list of all dentists who might be qualified toat-large members. Candidates must be advanced provide adequate dental care. Email email@example.com fee members. Nominations are open toactive-duty, Department of Defense civilians or Friendship from Page 9family members. Submit a short profile – name, give the students a chance to practicemembership number, contact information and ashort statement explaining the reasons for wanting their Korean language skills and gain ato serve on the council. For more information, better understanding of Korean culture.call 738-7446. “Back then, the tour was not organized well,” Lee said. “Unlike now, there were Commander’s Hotline no Korean students and other localThe Commander’s Hotline e-mail address is Koreans participating.”firstname.lastname@example.org. For more Today, Lee has an ample supply ofinformation, call 738-5017. volunteers - both Korean and American - to support the Saturday tours. Korea Theater Support Some of the volunteers that help Center with the Saturday tour program areKorea theater support center is available. Dial 8324 from Kookmin University in Seoul.for E-mail problems, GCCS-A trouble and Internet Active-duty servicemembers, universityissues. Not necessary to dial the any prefix. staff, alumni and students offer assistance on the tours by acting as AC AP Briefings guides and teaching about KoreanArmy Career and Alumni Program briefings are history. PHOTO ALEX HARRINGTONusually held 8 a.m. - 5 p.m Monday through “This is a great opportunity for our BY Trying to stay cool in the summer heat, Lee Mi-sun shields both her and Heather ApplegateFriday . Other times and dates can be arranged. Korean students to help build positive from the sun, during a Saturday tour where Koreans and Americans come together to learnFor more information or to schedule a briefing, relations between themselves and the about each other’s culture.call 738-7322. Americans,” said Dr. Jong Il-gyu, a professor at Kookmin University. “Even Language Classes some Korean mothers are participating as program. they do things together. Good!An English as a second language class meets personal guides for the tour.” “I enjoy bringing my children on these understanding, better relationships and5:30 - 6:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at The tour is conducted throughout the tours so that they can learn about Korean lasting friendships between Americans andBuilding 4106, Room 124. Seoul area, giving newly arrived culture,” said Applegate. “This is a great Koreans are being developed under the!Korean language class meets 10 - 11 a.m., 11 Americans a taste of Korean culture by chance to check out Korea,” she added. Saturday tour program.”a.m. - noon, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. visiting art and history museums, Americans who participate for the first The Americans also get a chance toevery Tuesday and Thursday at Building 4106, palaces, temples, outdoor parks and time always have lasting memories from practice Korean language skills they learnRoom 124. Classes are open to all ID card holders, shopping districts. their cultural awareness, Datuin said. in the classroom.to register, call 738-7505. “Through this program, we learn What is more important, Datuin said, is “What better way to learn a new about Korea,” said Chief Warrant seeing true friendships forged between language than to go out and immerse Voter registration Officer Teddy Datuin, a senior Koreans and Americans. yourself in the Korean communities?”Voter registration has begun in Area II. For more electronic systems maintenance officer, Datuin saud he thinks the Saturday Applegate said. “This tour program alsoinformation, contact a unit voting assistance 1st Signal Brigade, and regular volunteer tours more than exemplify the Good gives us a chance to learn the Korean transitofficer. with the program. “Mr. Lee and two Neighbor Program because true friendship system, like how to ride the subway or get history professors explain the develops among the participants. acquainted to the new bus system.” American Red Cross significance of each site during the “In a sense, this is not just a one-time For more information about the SaturdayThe American Red Cross is offering a variety of places we visit, giving the participants activity; it is a continuing program that tour program, call 724-8556 or 738-7999.classes to include a babysitting course. For more a better insight into Korean culture.” involves varying activities in a largerinformation, call 738-3670. Heather Applegate, newly arrived in neighborhood,” said Datuin. “The E-mail email@example.com Korea, enjoys participating with the participants don’t just go [places] together;
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MORNING CALMPage The Morning Calm Weekly 12 Aug. 13, 2004 Law from Page 9Seoul American High the support requirement the Soldier must provide the family members withSchool alumnus the difference in cash. This regulation is enforced whether or not the family members and the Soldier are living in the samemakes dean’s list household. In addition, financial support requirements are divided among allBy U.S. Military Academy family members. If there are familyPublic Affairs Office, West Point, New York members in different households, the financial support amount is divided West Point, N.Y. — The U.S. in the appropriate portions.Military Academy selected Cadet What is important to know is thatChristopher Kim Choi, son of this regulation is only enforceable inJason and Kimberly Choi, for the the absence of any written agreementDean’s List for the Spring between the parties involved or in theSemester. absence of any court order. Once To be selected for the Dean’s one of these events occurs, AR 608-List, a cadet must maintain 3.0 99 is no longer applicable.average and have no failinggrades. When AR 608-99 stops being enforced Choi graduated from Seoul Several events can release this HowardAmerican High School in 2003. obligation. The battalion commander He hopes to graduate from the can release the Soldier from theU.S. Military Academy at West financial support requirement when: when the supported child is not in the custody of a lawful custodian.Point in 2007 and receive a Choi (1) a court order establishing supportcommission as a second requirements or termination of It’s the job of the Legal Assistancelieutenant in the U.S. Army. marriage; (2) when the family Office to help family members to The mission of the U.S. Military Academy is to educate, train, and member ’s income exceeds the inquire into getting the requiredinspire the Corps of Cadets so each graduate is a commissioned leader Soldier’s; (3) the Soldier has been the support and advising soldiers of theirof character committed to the values of duty, honor, country, victim of substantial abuse by the rights.professional growth throughout a career as an Army officer and a family member; (4) the family For more information about legallifetime of selfless service to the nation. member is in jail; (5) the Soldier has assistance, call DSN 738-6841. been providing the required support for more than 18 months; and (6) E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Page 16 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Aug. 13, 2004Inside the cityInside the cityInsadongStory by Alex HarringtonArea II Public Affairs Office SEOUL — Insadong is renowned bymany Seoulites as a place for arefreshing, cultural experience. It’s home to many fading Koreantraditions. Insadong is the hub of Seoul’sart district. The neighborhood and surroundingarea were once the location of JoseonDynasty (1392-1910) official residences,extended royal families and otheraristocracy. The antique art shops, established hereduring the Japanese colonial period, PHOTOS SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMANcarried everyday items of the privileged BY Shoppers and other visitors to Insadong, a section of Seoul, walk along one of the sidewalks lined with tourist shops.class. These items became antiques in theface of modernity. taste buds—from Japanese udong Since then, Insadong has been home noodles to Chinese dumplings andto dozens of art galleries and antique European cakes. Vendors sellshops. traditional Korean foods in temporary Insadong’s narrow alleys branch out stalls on the streets, such as tteokbokkiin all directions from one main street. (spicy rice cakes), eomuk (skewered To explore the interesting places in fish sausage), hotteok, and variousthese side alleys, it would be helpful to tempuras.get a map of Insadong at one of three Many Insadong visitors find thesetourism information centers located at the street foods tasty and cheap, and saycenter and the two ends of the main street. it’s worth a try. On weekends, it’s not uncommon If you are up for a movie, you’refor Korean dancers to perform also in luck. Mirospace Theater, which“sangmo,” a feisty, active traditional is in the second basement floor of thedance with drums. Performers cycle Insa Art Plaza, was a co-host for thearound each other in concentric Seoul Independent Film Festival lastpatterns. December. It features independent films Pansori is another style that features from around the world.performers acting out old stories The theater is also one of the few tothrough both song and dance. screen Korean movies with English The area attracts the occasional subtitles. PHOTO BY ALEX HARRINGTONnomadic guitarist or saxophonist, who Movie critics at many international Bae Heek-won, one of many Insadong artists, paints a portrait. Bae, who is also known asplays for tips. film festivals attest to the quality of Sion, paints personal portraits for a fee of 10,000 won. Artists set up street canvases to today’s Korean movies. They say thequickly paint portraits for a price. industry has risen dramatically over the One such artist is Bae Heek-won, or last 10 years with slick productions andnotably known as Sion, who will paint sharp story lines.a portrait within five minutes with a For more information online, visitprice tag of 10,000 Korean won. http://english.tour2korea.com. Insadong is full of restaurants thatoffer an array of dishes to tantalize one’s E-mail Alex.Harrington@us.army.milVisitors to Insadong walk along a brick road. The road has no sidewalks and is used by A traditional Korean mask trinket hangs outside an Insadong tourist shop,while women shop forpedestrians and vehicles. The brick road is what gives Insadong part of its appeal, said a fans on a hot day. There are tourist shops and a few historical landmarks, including UnhyeongungSeoul architecture student. Palace, within a few hundred meters of each other. Jogye Temple is also nearby.
Page 18 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Aug. 13, 2004 Shaking things up: La Orquesta Escencia Story, photo by Sgt. When the Andrew Kosterman g r o u p Korea Region Public Affairs formed in We i g h t L o s s S u p p o r t June 2002, Group YONGSAN — A neon moon dimly there wereYongsan Weight Support Group is now lights the 11 members of La Orquesta membersaccepting new members. The group is a Escencia as they go over the final f r o mfree weight loss support group offering rehearsal for tonight’s performance. installations around theexercise and workout options, healthy The only difference between now peninsula.eating support and weight loss support. and tonight’s performance at the Main Post Club here is that the floor is not “ThoseE-mail email@example.com or call 011- were harder9699-7064 for membership information. full yet. That is not a problem for this group now. t i m e s , ” “I was here in 1987,” said Fernando Rentas said. Yo n g s a n B a t t i n g C a g e “We had Championships Rentas, lead vocalist and organizer of guys coming La Orquesta Escencia perform at Yongsan Main Post Club Aug. 7. TheNow is the time for softball players to hone the group. “There was nothing here, from (Camp group has been known to threaten ending their performances if thetheir batting skills at the Family Fun Park no clubs played this music. Now, it’s Red Cloud) audiences doesn’t dance. huge.”Batting Cages. Cash prizes will be offered and down That music would be Latin andto first and second place male and female south to Caribbean. Much like the U.S. Soldiers This is not the case for the winnerbatting champions in youth and adult play.” the group is comprised of; the musical of the 2004 MWR Battle of the Bands,divisions. The concept is simple. Just Despite these challenges, the group said Efrain Garcia, a band member. influences of this group come from avisit the batting cages between now and variety of places, ages and career fields. has continued to play for not only Being in front people and playing isthe Aug. 28 championships to practice military and Latin audiences, but “Some of these guys are in the motivation enough for the group.hitting targets on the fence. For more Koreans as well, said Victor Trinidad, various Army bands here on the Trinidad agreed saying that seeing vocalist.information, call 738-4190. (Korean) peninsula, Rentas said. people during his performances keeps The group’s most recent him going. “Others, like me, come from other performance was a follow up to a Auto Show units.” “Seeing people who have never been previous performance at the Korean in contact with this music, the firstThe Yongsan Auto Crafts Center will These units include 41st Signal Salsa Congress. The 2003 performance timers,” Trinidad said. “They makeconduct an Auto Show on Sept. 18. The Battalion and 18th Medical Command. drew a crowd of more than 8,000. doing this all worth it.”show will feature a variety of cars Because of the group being The Korea Salsa Congress is three Seeing people who feel at homecompeting for bragging rights and cash comprised of members from the days of workshops, demonstrations and makes Isaiah Drone, a keyboardist, feelprizes in the categories of best paint, military, the faces change from time to music. good.interior, engine compartment and best time. Escencia has also worked out on- “This has changed my life and theoverall. This event will feature lots of “This is one of the hardest things to base performances through Morale, lives of many Soldiers,” Drone said.food, music, prize drawings and vendors. deal with,” Rentas said. “We have to Welfare and Recreation and will play for “Korea is stressful and this gives themParticipants from all over the peninsula are constantly check to make sure that Marines in Japan later this year. a good feeling inside and makes theminvited to bring their car and compete. for someone isn’t going to the field, With a busy schedule, a band could feel at home.”more information, call 738-5315 or 738- (permanently changing a duty station) easily lose focus and become or on duty.” unmotivated. E-mail KostermanA@korea.army.mil5419. Yo A l l Yo u C a n E a t B u f f e tCamp Red Cloud Mitchell’s All-U-Can-Eat- Officials urge spouses to speak up through surveyLunch Buffet is available 11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m. on weekdays. For more CFSC Marketing Communications Division recipient of a survey completes it. This year, participantsinformation call 732-8189. will also have the option of completing the survey online.Monday — Italian buffet, ALEXANDRIA, Va. — It will soon be clear “the bark Beginning in September, look for a bright neon-green 9x12Tuesday — Barbecue ribs, stops here,” as Army spouses are urged to speak their minds envelope in the mail marked “2004 Survey of Army Families. in the 2004 Survey of Army Families V. It will arrive in selected Taking advantage of this opportunity to voice an opinionWednesday — Oriental buffet, mailboxes in early September. through the survey of Army families is vital to representingThursday — Mexican buffet These catchy phrases will soon be seen across U.S. military and communicating the concerns of today’s Army spouses,Friday — Variety buffet installations in Korea on brightly-imprinted kids and adults T- officials said. shirts, balloons, commissary bags and more to boost Karaoke Night awareness of the critical importance of the survey to Army The survey began in 1987 in response to concerns theAdult and child karaoke will be held at the Army was unresponsive to the challenges facing military families. spouses and other family members.Camp Humphreys Community Center 7-9:30 The direct-mail survey is sent to randomly selected Armyp.m. Aug. 21. Call 753-8825 for more With input from thousands of spouses in prior surveys, households around the world every four years. The survey today’s Army families enjoy an enhanced quality of life.information. generates Army-wide data on spouse attitudes about the Army For example, Congress approved an aggressive program way of life, including housing, relocation, paid and volunteer Area II Triathlon work, children, health care, morale, welfare and recreation, toprivatize and dramatically raise the standards for militaryThere will be a triathlon 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at deployments and other issues. housing.Yongsan Garrison. Events include a 400- The survey is a key source of information from spouses Army spouses also benefit from the outcomes generatedmeter swim, 15 kilometer bicycle race and that directly reaches senior Army leadership. Survey results by an employment summit. The 2002 event, in partnershipa five-kilometer run. Call 738-8608 for can lead directly to changes in family-focused programs and with Fortune 500 companies, had the goal to increasemore information. services to improve life for Army families, based on what corporate job opportunities for Army spouses and to help spouses indicate is the most important to them. them build attractive business skills. Tour W ater Ski Tour About 60,000 families will be included in the random The U.S. Army Community and Family Support CenterSign ups for a water ski tour are ongoing at sampling for the 2004 survey - that means a spouse has about in Alexandria, Va., an Army field-operating agency thatthe Camp Stanley Community Activity a one-in-four chance to receive a survey. provides Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation programsCenter. The tour will be Aug. 21. Call The greater the response rate, the more helpful the to Soldiers and families worldwide, conducts the survey.732-5366 for more information. information is in guiding the Army in fine-tuning programs For more information visit the Army MWR Web site at which serve Army families. Officials said it critical every http://www.armymwr.com.
Aug. 13, 2004 Page 21Leaders share information at Humphreys, Area IIIArea III Public Affairs Office to submit stories for publication,” said Steve Davis, command information officer at the CAMP HUMPHREYS — A new Area III Public Affairs Office. “We haveprogram to share information between already reserved space for tenant unittenant units, staff directorates and stories in particular issues of the paper.community members is in full force at Each unit will be able to submit up to fourCamp Humphreys and throughout Area stories each year.”III. Davis said the plan has already been Officials implemented a new briefed to tenant unit commanders S-3command-to-community, or C2C, officers.information cycle to share ideas and “Units are already beginning to identifyissues. public affairs representatives who will “We have developed a series of submit unit stories and photographs formeetings that will enhance publication by the scheduled deadline,”communications across the entire area,” PHOTO BY STEVE DAVIS Davis said.said Kevin Griess, acting director of the Debra Cheek-Livingston, Civilian Personnel Advisory Center director, discusses civilian personnel Davis said sample story templates andArea III Directorate of Plans, Training, issues Aug. 3 during a leader’s information monthly meeting at Camp Humphreys. publication guidelines will be sent to allMobility and Security. “This is a unit public affairs representatives to makeproactive approach that will enable the Humphreys Community Activities operational and training information and their job easier.U.S. Army Area III Support Activity to Center to welcome new Soldiers, to synchronize short- and long-range Aside from accommodating unit-serve its customers better.” Department of Defense civilians and training calendars. produced stories and photographs, the Area “Customers” means the Soldiers, family members and to introduce them “All of these meetings are tied to a III Public Affairs Office also wants to covercivilian employees and family members to Area III directors who will support master calendar that will keep the entire unit mission stories.in tenant units the Area III Support them during their overseas tour. Useful community better informed about “Getting mission stories into the militaryActivity exists to support. “need-to-know” information and what’s going on throughout the area,” and civilian media not only recognizes Griess said the information cycle resources are presented to help attendees Griess said. Soldiers’ hard work; it affirms ourincludes four scheduled meetings adjust to their new environment more Other means of communication are commitment the Republic of Korea-U.S.throughout the month. They are: easily. also being developed, including an Area Alliance and assures Americans that hard- ! Leaders information monthly ! Town hall meeting: A town hall III Web site and indoor electronic earned tax money is being well spent onmeeting: Held the first Tuesday of each meeting is being conducted each quarter marquees in such public places as the post defense,” said Davis.month, this meeting directs command to share command information and exchange and restaurants. Perhaps most In addition to an aggressive informationinformation to unit commanders, receive input or concerns from important to tactical unit commanders in cycle and media campaign, advisorysergeants major, first sergeants, family community members. Town hall Area III, is the public affairs office’s councils are also being formed to elicitreadiness group leaders and post council meetings, held at the Community command information campaign plan that community input. Retiree, youth and teen,leaders only. It also includes reply-to- Activities Center, are open to everyone. directly engages individual units and family, post exchange and commissary andaction items from town hall meetings ! Operations training meeting: community organizations to provide Morale, Welfare and Recreationheld the third week of each month. Unit operations officers meet with the stories for the Area III pages in The “All of these forums will help improve ! Newcomers briefing: An Area III Area III Directorate of Plans, Training, Morning Calm Weekly newspaper. the Area III community,” Griess said. “Ifnewcomers briefing is held the second Mobility and Security the fourth “We have developed a publication information is truly power, we are becomingTuesday of each month at the Camp Tuesday of each month to gather schedule beginning Sept. 3 for tenant units stronger each day.” Commander reports on town hall issues Area III Public Affairs Office !The post library will expand the children’s reading area and add activity messages at the post exchange. Additional marquees may be bought for furniture, computers and books. A coffee machine will be available for other locations. CAMP HUMPHREYS — During an Aug. 3 leader’s monthly library customers. !Ten additional taxis have been added at Camp Humphreys. The hours are information meeting, Area III Commander Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr. reported ! A location has been approved for a post exchange for Korean 5:30 a.m.- 12 a.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday. the status of issues raised at the last town hall meeting. Augmentation to the U.S. Army soldiers. !All reserved parking for officers and senior noncommissioned officers !Central Issue Facility appointments will soon be incorporated into a !The command continues to identify an interim child development was removed from the post exchange parking lot. “Expecting mother” parking new one-stop inprocessing center. The long-range goal is to have online center facility and review governing regulations and costs. signs will be installed at the exchange and appointment scheduling where Soldiers can input requirements and sizes, !Redistribution of command sponsorship and growth issues will be commissary parking areas. then go sign for the equipment. discussed with the Installation Management Agency, Korea Region and the !Officials inaugurated Lt. Col. Richard Juergens !Gas station hours: Units may only get emergency fuel after-hours if 8th U.S. Army. Aug. 10 as Army family housing mayor. Army family they have a VIL key and are escorted to the gas station by Area III staff duty !A toddler playground is now under construction at Army family housing. housing council members were also named. They personnel. !Insect spraying has been completed at Army family housing. are Lt. Col. Kenneth Evans, Capt. Kevin McHugh, !Walk-through gate redesign: A walk-through gate redesign has been !Self-help and Repairs and Utilities classes are available to authorized Lt. Col. Bernard Banks, Maj. Eric McEldowney, approved to accommodate baby carriages and other large items. Funding is users. Capt. David Simpson and Maj. William Bohman. being resourced. !An Area III on-call duty chaplain is now available at 010-6440-8679. !Councils have been established and have Juergens !Installation shuttle buses now run in both directions around the post on !Youth Services now publishes a monthly newsletter highlighting Area already met to address retiree, youth, family, Army weekends from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. III youth activities. and Air Force Exchange Service, commissary and Morale, Welfare and Recreation !Three additonal automated-teller machines have been approved. One !A 10-foot bulletin board has been installed at the post exchange. issues. will be near the walk-through gate and one at the post exchange. One will be People who wish to post notices may drop their request in the box. !The next town hall meeting will be 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Camp Humphreys added at the new Community Bank location. !Officials are purchasing an electronic marquee to display unit and Community Activities Center.
Page The Morning Calm Weekly 22 MORNING CALM Aug. 13, 2004NEWS & NOTES Land-locked ‘doc’ sets sail for Olympic regatta Heat Index Information Humphreys nurse practitionerTenant units may call the Area III headquarters staffduty section at 753-6111 for hourly heat category charts path to Athens, Greeceupdates. Information about the prevention of heat Story by Steve Davisinjuries is also available at the U.S. Army Center Area III Public Affairs Officefor Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine Website at http://chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/heat/. CAMP HUMPHREYS — A land-locked family nurse practitioner at the U.S. Army Health Clinic, Camp Humphreys Community Bank Move is about to fulfill an ambition of sailing in an Olympic-sizedThe Community Bank at Camp Humphreys has event.moved to Building S-118 across from the post Capt. Omer Ozguc has headed to the Mediterranean toexchange. race his 42-foot Beneteau Oceanis racing yacht in the Odyssey Sail Regatta. The Thrif t Shop Bag Sale Thrift regatta is a series of colorful pre-The Painted Door Thrift Shop will have a bag sale Olympic competitions along sea routesfrom 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today and Saturday. Buy a made famous by Odysseus, Homer’sbag full of shorts, tank tops, shorts sleeve blouses fabled Greek sailor who set out onor shirts, sandals and other summer clothes for adventures that took him far from home.$2. The Painted Door Thrift Shop is operated by The Greek Olympic committee, theThe United Club, a non-profit community service Greek Ministry of Culture and the Greekorganization. The shop is located next to the Camp Ozguc Sailing Federation will host the races inHumphreys bus station. conjunction with the Olympic Games. Following the path of Odysseus throughout the Upcoming ACS Events Meditterranean, the races began July 3 and continued untilThe Army Community Service at Camp Humphreys yesterday.will host the following events: A regatta award ceremony will take place today during!A labor and birth class will be Aug. 24 in room the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Athens,7 of the Camp Humphreys Education Center. Pre- Greece.registration is required. For more information, call COURTESY PHOTOS Ozguc’s said his team will be racing alongside 100 yachtsFamily Advocacy at 753-6252 or 753-8448. Above: Capt. Omer Ozguc in three different classes in the regatta from Samos to the!The Exceptional Family Member program will sails his 42-foot Beneteauhost a “Prepare for School Day” 10 a.m.- noon island of Crete, then on to Athens. “My team includes eight people, my brother and some Oceanis.Aug. 20 at the Camp Humphreys ACS in building311. To register, call Yeritza Nocera at 753-8327. accomplished sailing friends from the U.S., Germany and Turkey,” said Ozguc, who has been sailing since he was 5- Right: Sails fill the sky in this!An “Interviewing Techniques” class will be held view from Ogzuc’s sailboat.9 a.m.-noon Aug. 17 at the Camp Humphreys years-old.ACS. For more information, call LaVita Vincent at Ozguc has advanced from simple sailboats to sophisticated753-8321. racing yachts.!Part one of the mandatory financial readiness “I bought my boat a few years ago and docked it in Turkey team won two first place awards and a third place, Ozguc saidtraining for first-term Soldiers is held 8 a.m.-noon so my brother could look after it,” said Ozguc, who has lived he is serious about competing in the Odyssey Sail Regatta.the first Tuesday of each month at the Camp and raced sailboats in Turkey, France and the United States.Humphreys ACS. Part two is held the second “We will race 165 nautical miles from Samos to Crete, then He was born in Izmir, Turkey and immigrated to the UnitedTuesday of the month. For information, call at have a week of short two- or three-hour inshore races of about States in 1984 via France and received his U.S. citizenship in753-8401. six or seven nautical miles. Then we will have a 170 nautical 1986.!“Resume Writing” and “RESUMIX Preparation” mile offshore race from Crete to Athens on Aug. 10 and will Ozguc picked up political science, biochemistry and nurseclasses will be 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 1 at the finish on Aug. 12, the day the Olympic torch arrives in Athens.” practitioner degrees in different countries along the way. HeDistributed Learning Center in Building 302 at Camp joined the Army in 1995 as a family nurse practitioner. Ozguc Ozguc will captain his boat and issue commands.Humphreys. Attend one class, or both. The class served at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, “It’s a great team effort,” he said. “Every person has a certainis open to everyone, but limited to 15 students. responsibility. Mine is steering. Others navigate or man the D.C. and in Heidleberg, Germany, before coming to CampCall 753-8321 to register. mainsail, the spinnaker or genoa sail.” Humphreys last year.!An ACS visa shuttle will take place 9:30 a.m.- There will be lots of maneuvering, said Ozguc, and the team “I had stopped sailing for a long time, but began again when12:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Call for more information will have to react quickly.753-8804. I was in Germany,” said Ozguc. “I stopped sailing again when If they ride a wave of points, they could possibly win a!A “Smooth Move Workshop” will be 6-7:30 I came to Korea, but was able to get in a race or two in last trophy and prize money.p.m. Aug. 20 at the Camp Humphreys ACS. Call year.”753-8804 to pre-register. Though this will be his first race since last year, when his E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org! The ACS will host a shopping tour to theKangnam underground shopping center. Meet at8:30 a.m. Aug. 21 at the Camp Humphreys walk- Club raises moneythrough gate. For details, call Young Straughan at for community events753-8782.!Learn to make Korean chicken soup during a CAMP HUMPHREYS — Three Pillerscooking class 5 p.m. Aug. 27 at the Camp Entertainment, a study club of the Guiding LightHumphreys ACS. To register, call 753-8401. Number 95 Masonic Lodge, raised $800 at its annual summer picnic Saturday at Beacon Hill. The money College Registration will be donated to the Humphreys AmericanArmy Education Term I college registration will be Elementary School and the American Red Cross.held between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. through Aug. 20 at More than 800 people from as far away as Daeguthe Camp Humphreys Education Center. For more attended the event, which featured games, prizes,information, call 753-8907 or 753-8909. music, a car display by the post exchange news car sales, a barbecue and other entertainment, said 1st Airport Shuttle Sgt. Larry Locke, who helped organize the event.An Incheon Airport Shuttle leaves daily from the Locke said the organization helps young men toCamp Humphreys Community Activities Center. be positive role models in the community byCost is $25 per person. The shuttle will stop at volunteering and practicing charity.requested airline portals. Reservations required. James Diggs serves hot dogs at the annual summer picnic Aug. 7 at Camp Humphreys.For more information, call 753-8825.
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly Aug. 13, 2004 23 Around Camp Humphreys Area III Public Affairs OfficeArea III U.S. and Republic of Korea The first week of August at Camp Humphreys sawarmy and air force commanders and partnership, civil disturbance and lots of people tryingcommand sergeants major team up to keep cool as temperatures reached the mid-90s.for a friendly soccer game Aug. 6during a military-to-militarypartnership day at the 7th Republicof Korea Air Communications ServiceGroup compound at CampHumphreys. The partnership eventincluded sports events, dinner andlots of camaraderie. Korea National Police personnel await the arrival of demonstrators PHOTO BY STEVE DAVIS Sunday at Camp Humphreys as the Anjung-ri MerchantsPfc. Daniel Simmons dives into the cool water at Zoeckler Station’s outdoor pool. Simmons, from the 3rd Military Intelligence Assocation stages a pro-U.S. rally outside the main gate of CampBatalion, was one of many Soldiers and family members seeking relief from 94 degree heat last weekend at Camp Humphreys. Humphreys.
Aug. 13, 2004 Page 25New commander takes over Area IVStory, photos by Galen PutnamArea IV Public Affairs Office CAMP HENRY – The Area IV communitywelcomed a new commander and command sergeantmajor in an uncommon dual assumption-of-commandand assumption-of-responsibility ceremony Aug. 5at the Area IV Support Activity Headquarters here. Col. Donald Hendrix assumed command of AreaIV Support Activity, a position relinquished by Col.James Joyner July 8. Hendrix is arriving fromGermany, where he served as assistant deputy chiefof staff for personnel for Headquarters U.S. ArmyEurope and 7th U.S. Army. Assuming responsibility as Area IV’s top non-commissioned officer was Command Sgt. Maj.Patricia Keit, whose previous assignment was in Seoulas command sergeant major of the 41st SignalBattalion. As the senior official presiding over the rain-soaked ceremony, Brig. Gen. John A. Macdonald,Installation Management Agency, Korea Regiondirector, passed the unit to colors to Hendrix and theceremonial saber to Keit to officially signify their newroles. Brig. Gen John A. Macdonald (right), Installation Management Agency – Korea Region Office director, passes the Area IVunit Noting the rain, Macdonald quipped that he had colors to Col. Donald J. Hendrix, the new Area IV Support Activity commander.brought some much needed relief from the heat along given him the experience and background to lead into Hendrix alluded to change as he addressed thewith him from Seoul. He went on to emphasize the a new phase of transformation,” he said. “His Area IV community for the first time.many changes Area IV has experienced over the past experience running an Army recreation center in “As you all know, we are an Army infew months and highlighted the notable skills Hendrix Hawaii, as a resource manager and most recently as transformation on many fronts,” Hendrix said.brings to his new job. the deputy G-1, human resource manager for U.S. “Our nation and our armed forces are engaged in “Colonel Hendrix is especially qualified to assume Army Europe, make him supremely qualified tocommand of Area IV. His past assignments have accept this new mantle of leadership.” See Assumption on Page 28 Area IV’s top NCO knows her stuff Story, photo by Galen Putnam on the quality Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon; special the U.S. Army Sergeant’s Major Course. Area IV Public Affairs Office of life in Area projects sergeant major, U.S. Army She received her associate’s degree in IV.” Sergeants’ Major Academy, Fort Bliss, applied science from Georgia Military CAMP HENRY – If there is a Korean K e i t Texas; and command sergeant major of College, Milledgeville, Ga. phrase to best describe Area IV’s new entered the the 551st Signal Battalion, Fort Gordon. Her awards and decorations include the top noncommissioned officer, it is Army in July Keit’s postings to Korea include nodal Meritorious Service Medal with three oak “whata gatta hayo,” or “to go from here 1976 and platoon sergeant, 304th Signal Battalion, leaf clusters; Army Commendation Medal to there and back again.” completed Camp Colbern; first sergeant of with two oak leaf clusters; Army Command Sgt. Maj. Patricia A. Keit, basic training Company A, 307th Signal Battalion, Achievement Medal with three oak leaf who assumed her responsibilities Aug. at Fort Camp Carroll and, most recently, clusters; Good Conduct Medal with eight 5, has spent a great deal of her career Jackson, awards; three National Defense Service command sergeant major of the 41st bouncing between Korea and Fort Keit S.C., and Signal Battalion in Seoul. Medals; Global War on Terrorism Medal; advanced Korean Service Defense Medal; three Gordon, Ga., home of the U.S. Army Keit has completed numerous military individual training as a radio operator at Overseas Service Ribbons; Signal Corps. schools to include the Primary Fort Monmouth, N.J. Noncommissioned Officer Development “Base operations and installation Leadership Development Course, the Her past assignments include section Ribbon with numeral 4; Army Service support encompasses everything from Communications Security Custodian Ribbon; and the Signal Corps Regimental sergeant for the radio retransmission family housing to barracks, work order section, 440th Signal Battalion, Course, the Instructor Training Course, Association Bronze Order of Mercury. requests, dining facilities, the (Better Darmstadt, Germany; training non- Systems Approach to Training, Small “I’m glad I’m here - I’m up for the Oppotunities for Single and commissioned officer and Group Leadership Course, the Basic challenge,” Keit said. “With the split from Unaccompanied Soldiers) program and communications security custodian, 11th Noncommissioned Officer Course, the 20th Support Group complete, Area so much more,” Keit said, comparing Air Defense Artillery Signal Battalion, Battlefield Spectrum Management IV can specifically focus on issues that her new posting to some of her previous Darmstadt; instructor at the Regimental Course, the Advanced affect the community. I look forward to line-unit assignments. “I look forward Noncommissioned Officer’s Academy, Noncommissioned Officer Course, the being a part of that process.” to supporting everyone in the Area IV Fort Gordon; first sergeant of First Sergeant Course, the Command community. I hope to make an impact Headquarters and Company A, 369th Sergeant Majors’ Designee Course and E-mail email@example.com
Page 26 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Aug. 13, 2004NEWS & NOTESK-2 Air Base Ex change New Exchange Hours of OperationThe K-2 Air Base Exchange will have new hours ofoperation through Oct. 13. The hours are 11 a.m. to7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday , 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday and Sunday, and closed on Monday. Formore information, call Kim Chu-song at 768-7384.All-Scouts Swim Party PicnicAn All-Scouts swim party picnic will be held 6p.m. today at the Camp Walker outdoor pool andKelly Field picnic area. It is open to all members ofGirl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. For moreinformation, call William King at 764-4888 for CubScouts, Brett Weigle at 011-526-5147 for BoyScouts, and Elaine King at 764-4888 or 010-5810-0343 for Girl Scouts. Remote Control Car eventThe Camp Carroll Competition Cars “C-4” is hostinga remote control car and truck “test and tune” 10a.m. Saturday at the Camp Carroll ChildDevelopment Center parking lot. The event is opento all remote control car racers, truckers and fans.For more information, call Lloyd Buster at 765-8824 or Glenn Groome at 765-7230. A 36th Signal Battalion Soldier and a boy from Sunglim Orphanage have fun with water guns at Camp Carroll outdoor swimming pool. AC AP Job Fair ACAP FairThe Army Career and Alumni Program Job Fair willbe held 12 p.m. Sept. 17 at Henry’s Place at Camp Pool party a treat for orphansHenry. Various employment opportunities with major Story, photos by Pfc. Oh Dong-keun pool party for the orphans.companies will be represented. It is open to all job “We have been inviting the orphanage Area IV Public Affairs Officeseekers with Department of Defense identification on the installation three times a year forcards. For more information, call Dale Garringer at several years,” said Teresa Hew, chief of CAMP CARROLL – The Camp768-7571 or Brenda Conner at 763-7470. resource management, 36th Signal Carroll outdoor swimming pool was invaded Aug. 6 by 40 children from Battalion. “We have already had an Easter BOSS Han River Cruise egg hunt with them and we will have a Sunglim Orphanage accompanied by 30The Better Opportunities for Single and Christmas party later this year. We always Soldiers from 36th Signal Battalion andUnaccompanied Soldiers Han River Cruise will be 6 have an awesome time with them.” their family members for the unit’s annualp.m. Sept. 18. Tickets are $25 per person and The children received an American-include a buffet meal on board. A variety of activities style barbecue lunch but the highlight ofare planned. For more information including the day was getting into the pool withtransportation, call Luis Rios at 768-7418. the Soldiers for hours of fun in the water. The Camp Carroll outdoor swimming pool “R eturn to V ietnam” Trip “Return Vietnam” Trip features the only on-post water slidesIf you received a Purple Heart while serving in available in Area IV. The unit alsoVietnam, you could be one of 12 veterans to win A child flies down a waterslide at the pool. provided water guns to ensure everyone,VFW’s “Return to Vietnam” trip. The tour, scheduled even those not in the pool, got a soaking. away from today what we do here asfor April 2005, will include a number of stops “The basic message today is that we Soldiers and what we bring to thethroughout the country and includes airfare and are all one,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Robert peninsula,” said Command Sgt. Maj.accommodations. Entries must be received before Gresser. “Even though we are from Tyrone Johnson, 36th Signal Battalion.the drawing on Nov. 15. Winners will be notified by different nations, we are all same human “I also want them to remember themail or e-mail in early December. For more race and today’s event only proves that. friendship and that we are here to serveinformation, call Bobby Bradley at 764-3534. All kids love to swim and all kids love the community.” the barbecue.” Cyber Cafe Closure E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org A Sunglim Orphanage child tries out a squirt gun. “I would like the children to takeThe Camp Walker Cyber Café will be closed whilethe Community Activity Center is renovated. For moreinformation, call Chong Chu-yung at 768-7383. Tour and Travel Ser vice Travel and Car Rental Shop RelocationThe Camp Walker Tour and Travel Service and CarRental Shop will be moved to the container locatednext to the Camp Walker Post Exchange. For moreinformation, call Chong Chu-yung at 768-7383. Taegu Commissar y Early Bird ShoppingThe Taegu Commissary is conducting a test on earlybird shopping until Sept. 21. Early bird shoppingwill be 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays only. Shopping will belimited to 10 items or fewer during those times. Formore information, call Celine Ruiz at 764-5311. A boy with a water gun takes aim at some girls at the Camp Carroll outdoor swimming pool. About 40 children attended the Aug. 6 pool party.
MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page Aug. 13, 2004 27Camp Carroll security guards hone their English skillsStory by Pfc. Oh Dong-keun The class was planned to help those who Yun-keun. “He comes to class readyArea IV Public Affairs Office wanted to improve their English to be everyday and motivated to teach. That better at work.” motivates me to learn more and be better CAMP CARROLL – For Korean The classes, held 6 – 7 p.m. each at what I learn everyday. Now the firstnationals who work on U.S. Army weekday, are attended by nearly half of thing I do when I get off is open up myinstallations, having a good command the installation’s 34 security guards since vocabulary book.”of the English language is one of the the others have no problem in Plumley said the community alreadymost important skills needed to be communicating in English. Interestingly, feels better knowing their guard forceeffective and successful employee. the instructor for the class is a security is striving to improve. This is particularly true for the guard himself. “I think it sends a good message tosecurity guards who ensure only “Fortunately, we had a person who the community that they are putting forthauthorized personnel enter our studied English education in Canada on a lot of effort on their own time toinstallations. To improve their English our staff,” Nam said. “So we could improve themselves,” Plumley said.skills and to better communicate with avoid the hassle of looking for an “People are pleasantly surprised by thepeople coming on and off the instructor from (the) outside.” guards’ English, and they are proud toinstallation, security guards at Camp “At first, I didn’t think I could do it,” An Area IV security guard checks an ID at Camp have the best team of security guardsCarroll have been conducting English said Kim Jang-gu, the instructor for the Carroll. English language proficiency for security there is.”classes for its members to help improve class. “I’ve studied abroad and have guards are conducted on weekdays now. In an effort to ride the initialtheir English skills. taught at a few institutions, but this is success and to move on to next level, “Their job deals with safety and something totally different. The the program,” Nam said. “They are Nam said in the future the programsecurity of our community,” said students’ individual levels of ability and satisfied with the course materials, the will cover not only the EnglishWilfred J. Plumley Jr., Camp Carroll backgrounds were all different and I way Kim teaches, and how much they language, but other topics to includeinstallation manager. “So it’s important didn’t think they would be motivated. I have improved so far. Lately, I have also American culture and life on U.S.for them to communicate effectively in didn’t know where to start.” heard some good words from people military installations.English, for example, in case of an However, after a couple of sessions, who helped setting this program up, such “Eventually, I would like to have allemergency.” Kim found he had been wrong. as Mr. Plumley, our installation of my team members to be a part of “The classes began in April after some “When the classes started, I was manager.” this program and learn to improve,”time for planning,” said Nam Ik-sun, surprised to see their motivation,” Kim The students agreed. Nam said. “We still have a long wayssergeant of the guard, who is in charge said. “They were ready and eager to “So far, the program has been really to go to be the best we can to serveof the Camp Carroll security guard team. learn. Their motivation also helped me helpful for me,” said Cha, Eun-jung. “I the community. It is not a problem“Although we only employ people with to do the best I can. As a result, everyone am now more confident and how long it takes. We will keep strivingcertain level of English ability, some of in the class now is confident with their comfortable with myself when I have to be better.”them have been having a hard time ability to learn.” to use English.”communicating with English speakers. “The students are very satisfied with “Mr. Kim is a great teacher,” said Pak E-mail email@example.com
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 28 Aug. 13, 2004Assumption from Page 25a global war on terrorism. Our Army Personnel Command at Camp Coiner.has also passed a major milestone with Hendrix’s civilian education includesthe activation of the Installation a bachelor’s degree in finance fromManagement Agency on October 1, Auburn University in 1977 and a2002. Army Chief of Staff General Peter master’s in business administration fromJ. Schoomaker reminded us of the the Universiry of LaVerne, Calif., inimportance of our installations to Army 1993. His military education includes thereadiness when he declared, ‘Our Adjutant General Officer Basic andinstallations are our flagships.’ Here in Advanced Courses, the Command andDaegu, the significance of that statement General Staff College, and the Pakistaniwas illustrated by the Area IV Support National Defense College.Activity activation on October 16, Some of his military awards and2003.” decorations include the Legion of Merit; He went on to explain the Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritoriouscomplicated split involving the Area IV Service Medal with two oak leafSupport Activity and the 20th Area clusters; Meritorious Service Medal withSupport Group. three oak leaf clusters; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army “That ceremony created a separate Commendation Medal; Joint Serviceunit – the Area IV Support Activity – The Area IV Support Activity color guard stands tall following a brief rain shower during the Area Achievement Medal with two oak leafwith the primary mission of managing IV Support Activity assumption of responsibility and assumption of command ceremony held clusters; and Liberation Medals frombase operations,” Hendrix said. The 20th Aug. 5 at Camp Henry in Daegu. Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.Area Support Group, also commanded He is a distinguished military graduate commander of the U.S. Army NATO The Area IV commander is responsibleby Colonel Joyner at the time, for managing and providing basemaintained its combat service support of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Support Battalion in Heidelberg, at Auburn University, Ala., and was Germany; and deputy commander of the operations services for the 11,000 peoplemission. This past July 8th, Colonel working and living on Area IVGeorge Washington assumed command commissioned into the Adjutant General 1st Personnel Command, also in installations. Area IV is the largest of theof the 20th ASG from Colonel. Joyner. Corps in July 1978. Germany. U.S. Army’s four geographic regions inToday’s assumption of command He has served in a variety of Hendrix previously served in Korea the Republic of Korea. It extends fromceremony completes the separation … command and staff positions including as the chief of Publications and Records Daejeon to Busan to the Cheju Recreation[of] two primary missions into two units commander of the Armed Forces Management Division for U.S. Forces Center on Jeju Island. Major U.S. Armywith separate missions and Recreation Centers in Hawaii and Korea at Yongsan Army Garrison, and installations include Camps Henry andcommanders.” Bahrain; adjutant and executive officer as chief of staff, and later director, of Walker in Daegu, Camp Carroll in Hendrix was born in Mississippi and for the Southern Region Signal Support theater Army replacement operations. Waegwan, and Camp Hialeah in Busan.raised in a U.S. Army family throughout Regiment, Allied Forces Southern He also served as battalion commanderthe southeastern United States and Japan. Europe (NATO), in Naples, Italy; for the Replacement Company with 8th E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Page 30 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Aug 13, 2004 Learn Korean Easily “Hyou-gah dah-nyoh oh-syoh-seo-yo?” “Have you enjoyed your holidays?” Language Instructor Minsook Kwon Word of the week ‘hyou-gah’ The phrase of the week “How was your holidays?” Hyou-gah eo-ddeo-syoh-seo-yo? your holidays How was? Conversation of the week (Hyou-gah) eo-ddeo-syoh-seo-yo? Jae-mi ee-seo-seo-yo Boo-reo-weo-yo. Hyou-gah ahn gah-syoh-seo-yo? Moht gah-seo-yo. Dah-uem-ae gah-chi gahb-see-dah.