The Peninsula-Wide News PublicationVolume 2, Issue 48 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA Sept. 17, 2004 Area III Video teams to tape Soldiers take 2ID gets new commander holiday greetings the plunge Page 5 Page 3 Page 16USFK draws ‘line in the sand,’works to end human traffickingBy Kevin Krejcarek and commanders at all levels have taken KNP and military police routinely patrol suspect human trafficking, report it.U.S. Forces Korea Public Affairs Office aggressive steps to end USFK local entertainment districts. Look for signs of prostitution, private personnel’s involvement in these illegal “Local businesses not meeting rooms for employee and patrons, YONGSAN — The Department of activities. USFK standards are placed off limits,” money being exchanged for unknownDefense and U.S. Forces Korea “Commanders have intensified said Cummings. “If indicators point to reasons, and the appearance ofcommunities have taken a firm stance courtesy patrols to help human trafficking or other criminal someone’s freedom being restricted.”on eliminating prostitution and human servicemembers and civilian employees activities, these clubs are also placed “I expect those in authority at alltrafficking. by staying safe and avoiding criminal off limits. Owners may appeal that levels to examine opportunities for “Trafficking in persons is a violation behavior at local night spots,” said Col. decision through the Armed Forces combating trafficking in persons,”of human rights; it is cruel and MaryAnn Cummings, director of Disciplinary Control Board process.” Wolfowitz said.demeaning; it is linked to organized USFK Public Affairs. Off-limits establishments are listed To report human traffickingcrime; it undermines our peacekeeping Military law enforcement officials on the 8th U.S. Army intranet Web site incidents, call the USFK hotline at DSNefforts; and it is incompatible with are also working closely with their at https://www-eusa-1.korea.army.mil. 333. If calling from an off-postmilitary core values,” said Deputy Korean National Police counterparts for “Action by leadership alone is not telephone, dial 0505-736-9333.Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz. them to investigate potential areas of enough, it needs the support of United States Forces Korea officials prostitution and human trafficking. everyone,” Cummings said. “If you E-mail Kevin.Krejcarek@korea.army.mil Alleged deserter returns Br eathe! Breathe! to Army after 39 years By Maj. James Bell Army News Service CAMP ZAMA, Japan — Thirty-nine years after Sgt. Charles Jenkins allegedly left his last active-duty post in Republic of Korea’s demilitarized zone for life in communist North Korea, he voluntarily returned to U.S. control by reporting to the provost marshal at Camp Zama, Japan, Saturday. Since arriving in Japan in July, Jenkins had been staying at the Tokyo Women’s Medical University Hospital under the care of Japanese medical personnel. In accepting Jenkins’ surrender, Lt. Col. Paul Nigara, Camp Zama’s provost marshal, assured Jenkins that he and his family would be treated with dignity and respect at all times. Jenkins, 64, was escorted into the military police headquarters, along with his wife and two adult daughters. He was issued a military identification card, military uniforms and a cash advance on his re- instated monthly military pay, which comes to about $3,300 per month. Legal proceedings against Jenkins are scheduled to start immediately, according to officials. Jenkins could face a number of charges under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, including desertion, soliciting others to desert, aiding the enemy and encouraging disloyalty. The maximum penalty among those charges is life in prison. Capt. James Culp, an experienced trial lawyer with Trial Defense Services in the ROK, has been assigned as Jenkins’ defense counsel in the proceedings. “He’ll be treated with dignity and fairness, and he’s innocent until proven guilty,” said Maj. John Amberg, U.S. Army Japan’s director of Public Affairs, during a press conference following Jenkins’ return to PHOTO BY STEPHAN OERTWIG U.S. custody. Cynthia S. Dennis breathes in a bit of air during the 500-meter swim portion of the 2004 8th U.S. Army Team Triathlon Jenkins has been assigned administrative duties at the Headquarters Sunday at Camp Casey. Read more about the event on Page 18. and Headquarters Company on Camp Zama.
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 2 Sept. 17, 2004 CommentaryAfghan soldiers share our values, professionalismBy Maj. William S. Wynn The news coming from Shindand was that there had for all the people of Afghanistan, said ANA Lt. Col.Office of Military Cooperation - Afghanistan been heavy factional fighting and a number of killed Sherbate Wardak, commander of the 5th Kandak, 3rd and wounded. Brigade, one of three battalions sent to restore national If you would exchange their AK-47s for M-16s The word came down: load up and get on the plane. government authority at Shindand.and give some of them shaves, they would look very We boarded a Belgian C-130. The flight to the More unusual was our interview with four ofmuch like U.S. Army soldiers. Shindand National Airport was about an hour and a Amanullah Khan’s militia fighters. That is the thought that went through my head as half. It turned out to be an unexpected learning It was Amanullah Khan’s militia that had taken controlI looked at the Afghan National Army, or ANA soldiers experience for me. of the airport from Herat Governor Ismail Khan’s forcessitting on the runway at Kabul International Airport While I am no stranger to military air on Aug. 14.in the early morning hours of Aug. 16. They were transportation, this was my first flight with non-US It was because of these fighters that the soldiers Isoldiers who were waiting to deploy into what could military personnel and at first, I felt awkward and had accompanied had been sent here, possibly to fighthave been a combat operation against their own isolated among the ANA troops. them, yet they proclaimed their gratefulness to thecountrymen. That changed when the soldier sitting next to me, Afghan government for sending the ANA to restore In fact, apart from their weapons, beards and ANA Pvt. Abdul Kabir, began talking to me in English. peace and order – the peace and order that they haddialects, the Afghan soldiers I observed reminded me It did not take long for me to become impressed with upset.of Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division, waiting on this ANA soldier. He was soon showing me pictures The militia fighters also stated that they have beenthe “Green Ramp” at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., to of his family from his wallet. While looking at them fighting for too long and with the presence of the ANA,depart on a mission. and talking with him about his family, it dawned on they truly believe that they will experience peace. Certainly, the speed at which the decision had been me again about the similarities that exist between “We want one united Afghanistan that is accountablemade to deploy these soldiers and how quickly they soldiers, regardless of the country they serve. There to the Afghan people, “said Mohammad Ishaq, who iswere ready to deploy rivaled that of the 82nd, a is a commonality that transcends cultures and Amanullah Khan’s deputy commander. “The ANA is ancomment that was later echoed by a senior U.S. languages, a common bond that soldiers who army of our own.”Army commander in Afghanistan. volunteer to serve their country have among one Brig. Gen. Afzel Aman, the ANA on-scene As I continued to watch them, sitting on their another. commander, said he was proud of his soldiers. “Theyequipment and wondering – as all soldiers do – when When we landed at Shindand Airport, the ANA have proven that they are capable of providing peace tosomeone is going to tell them to move out, I noticed soldiers exited the C-130 smartly and moved off to the people of Afghanistan,” he said.that each of the soldiers was dealing with the link up and augment their comrades who had arrived I left with an appreciation for just how much theupcoming mission in his own way. Here and there earlier. ANA has matured and changed into a truly professionalsmall groups talked, some slept and some nervously The success of the ANA during this operation was military force in just a matter of two years, a force thatteased each other. They had reason to be nervous. due to the army being created as a force from and is truly of the Afghan people and for the Afghan people. MP Blotter Morning Calm Weekly Soundoff: The following entry was excerptedfrom the past several weeks military leave? Where do you plan on going for your mid-tour leave?police blotters. This entry may beincomplete and does not determine theguilt or innocence of any person.! A U.S. Soldier was recently observed bymilitary police consuming alcohol in an AAFEStaxi at a 100 percent identification cardcheckpoint. The Soldier was told to pour out thebeverage and asked where he was going. TheSoldier said he was going to an off-post hotel.When the Soldier was told that he could not “I’m thinking about “To my hometown to “To “I am stationed here “I’m bringing my familyleave the base during curfew hours, he became taking a cruise.” — spend time with my with my wife, so to Korea…so I will bebelligerent. The Soldier was apprehended and Staff Sgt. 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MORNING CALMThe Morning Calm Weekly Page Sept. 17, 2004 3NEWS & NOTES Video team to visit servicemembers Osan Air Show Team will tape holiday greetings members in different locations. Greetings can also be made in Spanish. A message in any other language must be translatedThere will be an air show at Osan Air Base9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. for ROK-stationed troops into English by the participant. Public Affairs officials encourage everyone to videotape aThe show is open to Department of Defense By John A. Nowell short personal holiday message for broadcast on hometownand Republic of Korea Ministry of Defense Area II Public Affairs Office television and radio stations for your family members backcardholders.There will be no driving home.permitted except for emergency, security YONGSAN — The Army and Air Force News Service video Participants will be taken on a first come, first served basis.and air show vehicles on Osan Air Base team will be in Korea from Sept. 30 through Oct. 12. Units in their respective areas are encouraged to call theirSunday because of the air show. The Video Team will visit servicemembers around the Republic respective Public Affairs Office for additional information. of Korea. Chuseok Schedule All military personnel and Department of Defense Civilians and E-mail NowellJ@korea.army.milMany AAFES facilites will be open for their family members who are stationed overseas during the holidaybusiness Sept. 27, but will be closed Sept. period can participate in the program. Greetings must be to relatives Location Time Date28 in observance of Chuseok. Most facilities only. Kunsan AB Food Court 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 30will be open Sept. 29. A list of Chuseok Accompanied servicemembers are encouraged to bring their Kunsan AB Food Court 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1closures can be found at http:// families with them for the taping. Parents can pick up the children Camp Walker PX 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 2ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly.htm. after school and go directly to their respective locations to make Camp Henry Shoppette 8 - 11:30 a.m. Oct. 4 their family greeting. Camp Hialeah 2 - 5:30 p.m. Oct. 4 176th FINCOM FTX United States military personnel must be in uniform for the Camp Long helipad 9 a.m. - noon Oct. 5The 176th Finance Battalion will conduct video taping. The video will only show individuals waist high, so Camp Casey Food Court 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. Oct. 5 military personnel may come in civilian attire, but must bring the Camp Red Cloud Museum 8 - 11:30 a.m. Oct. 6a field training exercise Nov. 1-5. In and top half of their uniform for the video taping. Headgear is not Camp Stanley PX 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6out processing will have normal hours at Camp Humphreys CAC 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 7 required.the 1st Replacement Company. There will Osan Trumni Lodge 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 8 Participants are urged to bring sufficient information to fill-outalso be customer service at Camp Coiner’s Osan Trumni Lodge 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 9 a form providing relatives’ name, city, state, zip code and telephoneTent City. number. Phone numbers help ensure the relatives get to see the Dragon Hill Lodge noon - 5 p.m. Oct. 10 greeting. Family members may do greetings without sponsor Dragon Hill Lodge noon - 5 p.m. Oct. 11 Osan Curfew Changes only if the sponsor is on temporary duty, deployed or out to sea. Dragon Hill Lodge 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Oct. 12The curfew for for the Osan Air Base area Participants can make several different greetings for family *All dates, locations subject to changenow is midnight. The curfew applies to allservicemembers. Servicemembers must beinside the Osan Air Base gate, at their off- Fewer troops won’t reduce deterrence in Republic of Korea: Rumsfeldbase residence or hotel room by midnight, By Kathleen T. Rhem far superior numbers of yesterday’s forces, specific military capabilities in the regionevery night. For more information, call 784- American Forces Press Service Rumsfeld said in a Sept. 7 Pentagon press at the same time it’s reducing the number4044. conference. of troops in the ROK. WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary “The important thing is, in the 21st Rumsfeld said that investment allows Training EEO Training Donald Rumsfeld is “not one slight bit” century if one takes numbers (of forces) for the United States to provide for aLuther L. Santiful, Director of Equal worried that fewer U.S. troops in the and tries to equate them with old numbers “healthy deterrent” on the peninsula.Employment Opportunity and Civil Rights for Republic of Korea will mean a reduced from the 20th century, they make a “Let there be no doubt that that’s thethe Department of the Army, will conduct deterrent capability on the peninsula. mistake because the implication is if the case,” he stressed.mandatory EEO training throughout the United States officials have announced number is lower, that you’re weaker, and In response to a question from apeninsula Sept. 20-24. Sessions will be held they plan to reduce the number of U.S. it’s simply not true,” he noted. “The reporter, Rumsfeld said the United Statesfor general officers, managers and supervisors troops stationed in the ROK by 12,500 over capabilities that we have there (today) are understands the threat posed by(military and civilian) of civilian employees. The the next several years, starting with 5,000 vastly more capable than the exact same communist North Korea and has nofollowing is the training schedule: moving out by the end of this year. number of people were five, 10, 15 years intention of allowing a power vacuum to! Monday — Area II, 1:30-3 p.m., Naija But officials have done careful analysis, ago.” develop in the region.Ballroom, Dragon Hill Lodge, Yongsan and fewer of today’s forces, with modern The Defense Department is investing “And any suggestion to the contrary! Tuesday — Area I, 9-10:30 a.m. and 1:30- weapons systems, are just as capable as $11 billion in enhancing more than 100 would be a fundamental mistake,” he said.3 p.m. Post Theater, Building S-7, Camp RedCloud. Duty Assignment of Choice 650 rebuilding projects underway in Iraq! Wednesday — Area III, 9-10:30 a.m. and By Mitch Frazier1:30-3 p.m. Post Theater, Building S-1113, Army News ServiceCamp Humphreys.! Thursday — Area IV, 8:30-10 a.m. and BAGHDAD — The pungent odor of human waste filled1:30-3 p.m., Post Chapel Building S-260. the debris-littered halls of the Najaf teaching hospital, a facility! Friday—1:30-2 p.m., Van Fleet Conference ransacked by Moqtada Sadr’s Madi Army as they foughtRoom, 8th U.S. Army Headquarters. This is the throughout the central Iraq city two weeks ago.senior leaders’ executive session. The 120-degree heat intensified the smell and offered little reprieve to the teams of Iraqi construction workers wading Talent AFN Talent Search through rubble intent on returning the hospital to operation.The American Forces Network-Korea is looking for “The emergency room and the operating room will betalent to star in upcoming television and radio spots. operational within the week,” said Ricardo Vasquez, a siteLog on to www.afnkorea.net to find out information manager with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as he pointedfor casting calls. to a rubble-filled room. “We have to get this place up and running as quick as we can.” The renovation of the war-torn hospital is one of nearly Marine Corps Birthday 650 U.S.-led reconstruction projects now underway acrossThe U.S. Marine Corps will celebrate its 229th year the country, and is one of more than 1,800 projects slatedof existence with a birthday ball Nov. 10 at the Grand for start before year’s end.Hyatt Hotel Ballroom in Seoul. Tickets are $60 or “These new projects offer hope, and offer huge75,000won. Eemail@example.com COURTESY Patrons use computers at the Digital Business Center on Yongsan PHOTO opportunities for Iraqi people to get a better country, joborcall723-7053forinformationonpurchasingtickets. Garrison. Located at South Post Building 8105 across from Starbucks, and feed their families,” said “Hess”, a 30-year oldA cocktail reception will start 6 p.m., ceremony 7 the center offers a variety of electronic services.The center is open 7 architectural engineer in North Baghdad. “I think that whenp.m. and dinner 7:30 p.m. This is a black tie or a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Children under age 12 must be they come it will be a very clear message to all Iraqi peoplemilitary equivalent event. accompanied by an adult. See “Build” on Page 4
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 4 Sept. 17, 2004Build from Page 3 and Arab countries that America did money to feed their children and families,”what they promised.” Hess said. “They are blind-minded; they At 30, Hess is one of the elders in the don’t see how they are hurting theircountry of 2.5 million people. The median country.age here is 19, a result of decades of “Their only goal is money, not a betterfighting and dictatorship, he said. Iraq,” he said. “It was a huge disaster; therefore, a More than 110,000 Iraqi laborers andlot of Iraqi people ran away from this engineers are already on the rolls ofregime, like my sister,” he said. “She ran reconstruction agencies and contractors.away out of Iraq risking capture at the Thousands more are expected to be addedborder and hanging. It was a huge risk, as the additional projects come on line inbut she had to. There was no future in the months ahead.Iraq. Reconstruction efforts have already AD “After the war, because the mercy of showed signs of boosting the country’smy God sent the Americans to help us, I economy, adding more than half a milliongot a wonderful salary and hope for a new jobs, industries and factories,better future,” he said. according to the Iraq Ministry of More than $7 billion of the $18.4 billion Electricity. The ministry reports the boostU.S. reconstruction fund has been has not only put money into the hands ofobligated to perform the gargantuan task many in Iraq, it has fueled the sale ofof building hope by rebuilding the nation’s thousands of washing machines and airinfrastructure plagued by decades of poor conditioners, which has rapidly increasedmaintenance. the demand for electricity. Electricity generators now pump more “The increase in demand is a good signelectricity into the desert country’s power of a thriving economy emerging fromgrid than before the war, and more than a three decades of isolation,” reads a factthousand schools have been rebuilt. sheet published by the ministry. GOES It’s welcomed progress, “Hess” said, Like electricity, the demand for waterbut it’s often overshadowed by the actions has also increased as more and more Iraqisof a minority of Iraq – the weapon-toting are able to connect to centralized watermilitia intent on thwarting progress. distribution systems across the country. “It’s too clear the improvements have “It is frustrating when you see a waterbeen made, but unfortunately what is treatment plant being rebuilt, and itstopping that improving wheel from going provides water every morning when youforward is the stupid people outside who want it to,” “Hess said. “Then that onejust want to attack the American people guy who is out of his mind comes andhere,” he said. “Unfortunately there are cuts the line just like that.Arab countries in the neighborhood that “It’s frustrating because we can’tare feeding the terrorists here with move forward when this happens,” heweapons and money to attack the said. HEREAmericans.” “Movement forward for Iraq Money here was reserved for the elite continues as infrastructure projectsunder the former regime and continues around the country begin and Iraqisto be a suspected fuel for fighting. become employed, which will improve Poverty-stricken families continue to security,” said Brig. Gen Thomas Bostick,sort through the landfills for food and the commander of the U.S. Army Corpsshelter, but leaders here believe that will of Engineers Gulf Region Division, achange as the reconstruction effort predominantly civilian organizationquickens and the demand for labor charged with reconstructing Iraq.increases. “More projects are starting every day, “Most of Iraq is very poor outside of and more of Iraq will begin to see aBaghdad, and if you pay them good money difference as these projects come on line,”to attack, they will because they need Bostick said. Welcome to Korea PHOTO BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN Christopher Hill, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, speaks a welcome ceremony Monday at Knight field on Yongsan Garrison as Gen. Leon J. LaPorte looks on.
Sept. 17, 2004 Page 5Warrior Division looks to futureBy David McNallyArea I Public Affairs Office CAMP CASEY —Second InfantryDivision Soldiersformally welcomed anew commandinggeneral Tuesday whenLt. Gen. Charles C. Campbell,commander, 8th U.S. Army, passed thedivision colors to Maj. Gen. George A.Higgins. Higgins said he and his wife came toIndianhead field with a deep sense ofhumility, pride and gratitude. “It is immensely uplifting to serve inthe ranks of American Soldiers who areforward deployed,” Higgins said. “Theyare quietly and steadfastly serving thenation in the vital mission of deterrencehere on the Korean peninsula.” The outgoing commanding general,Maj. Gen. John R. Wood, handed over PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLYan organization drastically different than About 2,000 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers pass in review Tuesday at Camp Casey during the change of command ceremony.the one he commanded for most of histour of duty. “Today marks week one in thetransfer of authority in Iraq between 1stBrigade, 1st Infantry Division and theStrike Force,” Wood said. “Strike Force” is the nickname of the2nd Brigade Combat Team. More than3,600 Korea-based Indianhead Soldiersdeployed to Iraq early last month. The departure of the Soldiers marksthe first time U.S. troops have beendeployed off peninsula in support ofcombat operations. Wood recalled three Strike Force Maj. Gen. George A. Higgins receives the Soldiers march to honor the incoming and Lt. Gen.Charles C. Campbell lauds theSoldiers by name “who made the division colors during his change of command outgoing Warrior Division commanding outgoing commander and welcomes theultimate sacrifice in the defense of ceremony at Camp Casey. generals on Indianhead Field. incoming commander.freedom in Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Wood acknowledged the somber andsolemn moment by asking for a period Veteran warrior returns to command 2ID DoD identifies first 2BCT combat casualtyof silence during his remarks. “Fully 80 percent of our Army is Area I Public Affairs Office family or to the 2nd Infantry Division.”operationally engaged serving our Maj. Gen. George A. Higgins first served as a battalion commander in the Office of the Secretary of Defensenation, protecting our interests, CAMP RED CLOUD — The new division from 1991-92. for Public Affairsprotecting freedom and supporting our 2nd Infantry Division commandingallies,” Wood said. “This is important, general is a He most recently served as the assistant chief of staff for operations WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thehard, often dangerous work returning Warrior for the Republic of Korea and U.S. Department of Defense announcedaccomplished every day by these Division Soldier. Sept. 7 the death of a Soldier whoSoldiers on the field who represent all “We are thrilled to Combined Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea and the 8th U.S. Army. was supporting Operation Iraqithose in the ranks of this magnificent introduce George Freedom. and Marilyn Higgins Higgins arrived in Korea in Octoberdivision.” Staff Sgt. Gary A. Vaillant, 41, of to the 2nd Infantry 2002. The U.S. Defense Department The new commanding general is a Trujillo, Puerto Rico, died Sept. 5 in Division,” said 8th Khalidiya, Iraq, when his tank ranannounced in August an agreement to 1972 graduate of the U.S. Military U.S. Army over an improvised explosive device.make the Strike Force deployment part Academy at West Point, N.Y., where commander, Lt. Higgins Vaillant was assigned to theof an overall reduction of U.S. forces he studied alongside the former 2nd Gen. Charles C. Armys 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor,on the Korean peninsula. Campbell Tuesday during his remarks Infantry Division commanding general, Last month, Korean and U.S. Camp Casey, Republic of Korea. at the change of command ceremony at Maj. Gen. John R. Wood.employees and Soldiers learned that The incident is under Camp Casey. “General Higgins is not “George and Marilyn Higgins are a investigation. See Future on Page 8 new to the United States Forces Korea See Veteran on Page 8
Page 6 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 17, 2004 PenalitiesNEWS & NOTES CSpc. Chris Stephens SM: Penalities for selling ID card severe By are found to have sold it will be Federal Employee Life 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office charged with Article 108 under the Insurance Uniform Code of Military Justice,The Federal Employee Group Life Insurance open CAMP RED CLOUD — Second which is wrongfully disposing ofseason is now through Sept. 30. For more Infantry Division officials highlighted government property.information, visit the FEGLI homepage at Tuesday the penalties for black For the loss of an identificationwww.opm.gov/insure/life or contact a civilian marketing military identification cards. card, Article 108 carries a maximumpersonnel advisory center. “For Soldiers who sell their of one year confinement and a bad- identification card, they will absolutely conduct discharge. Combined Federal be punished to the fullest extent “The bottom line is don’t do it,” Training Campaign Training possible,” said 2nd Infantry Division Williams said. “It’s that simple.”The Combined Federal Campaign for overseas Command Sgt. Maj. James Lucero. Williams also suggestedinstallations is scheduled Oct. 4 – Dec. 3. Area “There are no excuses for doing commanders, first sergeants and something like that. It’s wrong and other unit noncommissioned officers,I officials will conduct training for campaign should never be considered by any in every unit drill importance of thevolunteers 2 p.m. Monday in the Camp Red Cloud Soldier.” identification card into their Soldiers.theater. All unit coordinators are required to The military identification card “A lot of times, Soldiers who loseattend. For more information, call 723-7233 or plays a major role in operational their identification card are first- PHOTO BY DAVID MCNALLY723-8495. security in the 2nd Infantry Division termers,” Williams said. “It starts by Pfc. Damian Remijio, 5th Battalion, 5th Air and in the Republic of Korea, he said. educating Soldiers on the Defense Artillery, scans an identification card at Newcomers Orientation “Losing your identification card is circumstances of losing or selling their a Camp Red Cloud access control point.Camp Red Cloud Army Community Service will the same thing as losing a sensitive identification card. By drilling thehost its monthly newcomers orientation 8 a.m. item,” Lucero said. “It’s very critical information into their heads about theWednesday at the ACS classroom. For more For Soldiers who find an that Soldiers don’t give or sell their identification card, then we can avoidinformation, call 732-7292. identification card, Williams said they identification to anyone, especially a some of these problems.” are required to notify the Provost nonmilitary person. In many cases Williams said informing Soldiers their Marshal’s Office to turn it in. Volunteer Luncheon Soldiers who do, should be referred identification card is a sensitive item and “All unit leaders need to let theirArea I Army Community Service will host its for Uniform Code of Military Justice a key force protection measure will help Soldiers know what to do if they findVolunteer and Volunteer Unit of the Quarter action.” reduce the number of lost identification an identification card,” Williams said.luncheon for the third and fourth quarter 11:30 Officials said operational security cards. “It’s important that these get in thea.m. Thursday at the Camp Red Cloud pavilion. is in danger by Soldiers who either sell “If we enforce strict punishment on hands of authorities to be accountedThe luncheon will have a luau theme. or lose their identification cards. those who lose or sell their identification for, and not in the hands of other Punishment; however, is up to the card, I think it will show the Soldiers individuals or organizations.” Hispanic Heritage Month Soldier’s commander. how serious this matter is,” Lucero said. “Force protection is everyone’sThe Area I Equal Opportunity office will host a “It not only jeopardizes the The Army requires Soldiers who lose issue,” Williams said. “(Military) Soldiers’ entire career, but it also their identification card to immediatelyHispanic Heritage Month luncheon at Camp Red identification cards are part of force jeopardizes the lives of every other notify the Provost Marshal’s Office.Cloud’s Mitchell’s Club 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24. protection in Korea and we will Soldier,” he said. “Everything that “If a Soldier doesn’t notify PMO, continue stress that to every Soldier Soldier has worked for, along with they will not be able to get another who comes here. “It’s every Soldier’s Facility Chuseok Holiday their character, will be lost.” identification card from the responsibility to know where their Hours Division Provost Marshal Lt. Col. (Personnel Service Battalion),” identification card is at all times.”!In observance of the Korean holiday Chuseok, Patrick Williams said Soldiers caught Williams said. “So, it is an absoluteall Area I branches of Community Bank will be selling their identification card or who must.” E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Sept. 28.! The Camp Red Cloud Commissary will beclosed Sept. 27 – 28. Korean students explore Camp Casey! Camp Red Cloud’s Mitchell’s Club will beclosed Sept. 27 - 28.All facilities will reopen Sept. 29. Town Hall MeetingThe Camp Casey garrison town hall meeting willbe 10 a.m. – noon Sept. 30 at the Carey FitnessCenter. Worley Darr yl Worley ConcertsCountry singer Darryl Worley will perform at CampCasey’s Carey Fitness Center 7 p.m. Oct. 22 andin front of Freeman Hall at Camp Red Cloud 5p.m. Oct. 24. An autographed guitar will be givenaway in a drawing at the Camp Casey show.Participants must be present to win. Troops to Teachers Teachers Awareness DayTroops to Teachers representatives will be at theCamp Red Cloud Education Center Oct. 14 forTroops to Teachers Awareness Day. Activities willinclude presentations by TTT representatives inthe morning and individual meetings in theafternoon, where representatives will be able to PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSONreview transcripts, counsel and guide interested Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Casey Senior Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Sgt. Hwangindividuals. All Area I servicemembers and Chang-ha escorts students from Hanbuk University on a tour of Camp Casey Sept. 7. The students visited Soldiers’ barracks, the postcivilians are invited to attend. library and the USO. Many said they were impressed with the amount of recreational activities available to Soldiers.
MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page Sept. 17, 2004 7Former Soldier takes a trip to DMZ, memory lane memoryBy Pfc. Stephanie Pearson Army Garrison CampArea I Public Affairs Office Casey fire chief, and together with assistance CAMP IL-WOLSONG —A former Soldier had his from Kim Ki-chol,dreams come true Sept. 8 when he took a trip back to assistant fire chief, theyhis old military base on the southern boundary of the coordinated with thedemilitarized zone. ROK Army to allow Kenneth Marcheschi, a postal-service worker from Marcheschi access to hisChicago, was stationed at Camp Wilbur, now a Republic old base.of Korea Army installation called Camp Il-Wolsong, from “It has changed soApril 1965 – July 1966 with the 2nd Battalion, 23rd much,” he explained. “ItInfantry. He has been dreaming of returning since the is probably 80 percentday he left 39 years ago. different than when I was “I thought about (coming back to Korea) when the there. It’s the buildings,plane was leaving Gimpo (Airport) that day,” Marcheschi mostly; the ground issaid. “I looked down, thinking I’d be able to see fairly similar, although P P .S HOTOS BY P FC TEPHANIE EARSONsomething I could recognize, but the plane got above there have been some Kenneth Marcheschi (right) shows Lt. Col. Kim Dong-uk a terrain feature he remembers fromthe clouds so fast I didn’t see anything. Then it dawned changes there. It was when he was stationed at the camp in 1965-66 while it was still under U.S. control.on me: I’d just spent over a year here and had so many weird; you think aboutexperiences, but all I had to take with me were memories. the nights and days youSo I thought, someday I’d like to come back here.” spent there, and guys you hung out with, and it brings While he often thought about it, Marcheschi didn’t back a lot of memories. It was emotional.”seriously consider the idea of coming back until recently, Despite the changes, Marcheschi was glad to see thewhen he found a bag of memorabilia from Korea. base again. “I had this black satchel full of pictures and letters “It was great,” he said. “It’s real emotional. Thereand everything that I had when I was over here,” he are a lot of mixed feelings, like wishing I would havesaid. “I hadn’t looked at it since, gosh, 1966 I guess. come years ago before a lot of this had changed, yetWhen I opened it up, it was an emotional thing. It was I’m really glad I’m here.”like a genie coming out of a bottle; it just overwhelmed After leaving the base, the group stopped in Chong-me, and I knew that I wanted to go back. So I started pa Ri village, the town just down the road where theplanning on it.” Soldiers used to go on weekends. Lt. Col. Kim Dong-uk, Camp Il-Wolsong commander (left), Marcheschi sent e-mails to the U.S. Embassy in Seoul “The town was different, but yet the same,” Marcheschi gives Kenneth Marcheschi, a tour of his old camp Sept. 8.and military bases along the Demilitarized Zone, but said. “The old buildings made it seem like the old village, but they’re all run-down and deserted now. It had a sort of And also the Korean troops that man thedidn’t get much help. ghost-town feeling. I still enjoyed going there – I’d like to observation posts and the camps. They could have “I got one reply back from a colonel from Camp go back again – but it was just a lot nicer when we were just said ‘No, we don’t have time for you.’ ButGreaves, saying he’d like to help but he was in Iraq,” he there.” they didn’t, and everything worked out great. Itsaid. “So I figured, that’s it, nobody’s interested; I’m The last stop for Marcheschi and his escorts really is a dream come true. If I never would’vejust some old Soldier trying to reminisce and nobody was Observation Point Dort, where Marcheschi’s gone, I would have always wondered and wantedcares.” squad used to patrol. to come. I’m glad I came, and I would come back Then he got an e-mail from Sally Hall, Camp Casey “I’m glad I got to go,” Marcheschi said of the in a minute.”USO director. The Embassy had contacted her, and she trip. “I’m really glad that Sally and Chief Eppersonwas willing to help. Hall contacted Jerry Epperson, U.S. got involved; without them, I wouldn’t be here. E-mail email@example.com Camp Essayons tourney challenges K ATUSA Soldiers Area I Public Affairs Office CAMP ESSAYONS — Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers battled for pingpong dominance Sept. 10 in a Republic of Korea Army-sponsored event. The event consisted of two tournaments, a single and team competition, with the victors set to get a full five days of free leave. “When I was young, we played ping-pong all the time,” said Cpl. Park Hyun-jun, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, U.S. A r m y G a r r i s o n , C a m p C a s e y. “Every school had a pingpong table, and there were shops where you could go and pay to play pingpong.” Korea’s Olympic team won a gold medal in the pingpong at this summer ’s Athens Olympics. Korean Soldiers said they would PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON not be surprised if the sport Pfc. Wi Jung-jae, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, U.S. Army Garrison, Camp Casey, returns a serve in the Korean becomes popular again. Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldier’s table tennis tournament Sept. 10 at Camp Essayons.
Page 8 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 17, 2004Future from Page 5Western Corridor camps could be “We are mindful of the enormousturned over to Korean control as early privilege it is to be entrusted with theas this year. The United States will also leadership, care, and command ofturn over Camp Falling Water, a small American Soldiers,” Higgins said. “ItUijeongbu installation. is no casual or trivial responsibility, The 2nd Infantry Division’s mission and I will never treat it or regard it asis the defense of the Republic of Korea such.”in the initial stages of an invasion untilother American units can arrive. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgMaj. Gen. John R. Wood (left), Lt.Gen. Charles C. Campbell and Maj.Gen. George A. Higgins saluteduring during the change ofcommand ceremony. PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLYCapt. Scott Pence (left) and Capt. Lee Barnard, both of 72nd Armor Regiment, salute duringthe 2nd Infantry Division change of command ceremony Tuesday.Veteran from Page 5 “George and Marilyn Higgins are a “When I first joined the ranks of thewonderful team,” Campbell continued, warriors some 13 years ago,” he said,“who will bring with them a wealth of “your professionalism, soldierlyexperience as they begin this tour leading deportment, warfighting competence,this wondrous division.” and pride inspired me then—and today Campbell described Higgins as an you serve as an inspiration for anyoneaccomplished leader who has served in who deeply appreciates the demands ofa variety of challenging positions in five professional soldiering, and theU.S. Army divisions. commitment and dedication it takes to “I have every confidence that George achieve all that this great division hasHiggins will continue in the long tradition achieved under Major General Wood’sof outstanding commanders that have leadership.”led this division,” Campbell said. “Like He added, “I want you to know thatthose who have gone before him, he you inspire and uplift me this morning.”will ensure that the 2nd Infantry Division In addition to a Bachelor ofmaintains its ‘fight-tonight’ readiness. Science degree from the U.S. Military After graduation from high school in Academy, Higgins holds a Master ofJune 1967, Higgins enlisted in the U.S. Arts in Philosophy from theArmy. He attended basic combat training University of Virginia and a Masterat Fort Benning, Ga., in the summer of of Military Art and Science from the1967. In August 1967, he was assigned U.S. Army Command and Generalto the U.S. Military Academy Staff College at Fort Leavenworth,Preparatory School at Fort Belvior, Va., Kan.where he competed for an appointment He is a 1994 graduate of the Armyto the U.S. Military Academy. War College, as well as a graduate of “Your reputation for excellence is the School of Advanced Military Studies,well known,” Campbell told Higgins. Command and General Staff College,“We are all excited about being able to Infantry Officer Advanced and Basiccontinue to serve with you.” Courses, and Airborne, Ranger, In his change-of-command Pathfinder and Jumpmaster Schools.ceremony Higgins told the Indianhead Higgins also served at West Point asDivision Soldiers how he felt about an assistant professor of philosophy,returning to Warrior Country. English and logic from 1980-83.
Sep. 17, 2004 Page 9Divorceguidelines Support 34th Support Group folds its colors By John A. Nowellvary by state Area II Public Affairs OfficeBy Capt. Robert Vedra YONGSAN — Headquarters, 34th Support Group fadedU.S. Army Legal Services Activity-Korea into history Sept. 9 at Lombardo Field on Yongsan Garrison South Post. Maj. Gen. Jeanette Edmunds, commander, 19th YONGSAN — Frequent and often- Theater Support Command, hosted the ceremony forlengthy absences due to deployments are outgoing commander of the 34th Support Group, Col. Timothypart of the military lifestyle that places McNulty.significant strain on many marriages. These After the official party was brought to the reviewing standabsences, as well as financial troubles and the narrator called for the presentation of colors. Commandpersonality differences are the main causes Sgt. Maj. Kevin Witt, command sergeant major for Area II that lead many Support Activity, stepped forward for the traditional casing couples down of the colors. PHOTO BY PFC. PARK, YUNG-KWI the road toward “It is always a sad occasion to inactivate a unit because of Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Witt, command sergeant major for Area II divorce. the history associated with it and the people who served with Support Activity, steps forward for the traditional casing of the colors. Whatever it over the years,” Witt said. the reason McNulty, who has commanded 34th Support Group and “As a result, in October of last year, Area II Support Activity behind the Area II since July 29, 2003, will continue his concurrent was established as a separate organization and took on the breakup of position as commander of Area II Support Activity, which responsibility of base operation functions. At the same time that their marriages, was activated on Oct. 7, 2003. the 34th was being relieved of the Area II responsibility, we in the men and In her remarks, Edmunds explained the reasons for the 19th Theater Support Command were looking at our overall Vedra women who inactivation of the 34th Support Group. command and control structure and plan for armistice and choose the “… The Army determined that the base operations and contingency.unfortunate recourse of divorce should take installation management should be consolidated under a single “In doing so, we found out that without the base operationsthe time to familiarize themselves with the chain of command, the Installation Management Agency and functions we were actually over-structured in the number ofbasic process and procedures to save its regions,” Edmunds said. “Here in Korea, of course, we headquarters we had to support our post (Korea Region) missions.themselves time and frustration later. This have the Korea Region Office of the Installation Management “So, in 2003 we submitted a plan through the 8th United Statesis especially true when one, or both, is here Agency that has assumed responsibility for installation Army to the Department of the Army to inactivate thein the Republic of Korea. management that the 19th TSC used to have. See Inactivation on Page 12 The most important principle tounderstand is that state law controls divorceand each state’s divorce law is unique. Whilemost state divorce laws are similar, each Students bridge culture gap with music By Chief Warrant Officer Teddy Datuin excellent way for the Yongsanstate, however, has its own particular way 1st Signal Brigade community to interact with the localof dissolving a marriage between the two population,” said Capt. Mickey De Leon,spouses. What is true in one state may not who works at the 121st General Hospital. YONGSAN — A small gathering ofbe true in another. “The concert given by the college people lent their ears to the melodies of 12 Korean university students who students and folk musicians was veryFiling for divorce entertaining.” played traditional classical Korean and In most cases, a couple must file for Chaplain (Maj.) James King, director American compositions using string,divorce in either the husband’s or the wife’s of the Area II Religious Retreat Center, woodwind and percussion musicalstate of legal residence. Once either spouse said this is an excellent program for instruments Aug. 31 at the Communityfiles a petition for divorce, that respective adults and students.spouse will normally be required to locate Services Center on South Post. Musicians perform a rendition of “Moon River” “Through our music, we hope to before newcomers to Area II during a musical Many Koreans said they think thethe other spouse and serve them with a program builds positive host nationcopy of the petition, personally or through bring better understanding between concert Aug. 31 at the Community Services Koreans and Americans,” said Ki Won- Center on South Post. relations between the United States andthe mail. Korea. yong, a violinist. Once the petition for divorce has been “The students love to play their music The small Korean ensemble consisted Lee hopes to expand the concert andfiled, many states require the couple wait for the American community,” said Jang of two violinists, a flutist and nine attract more people from the Americanfor a period of a month or more before Il-gyu, department head at Korea percussionists. community to enjoy the different stylesthe court will act on the petition. After University and who volunteers his time The flutist and violinists played a of Korean music.the waiting period is over the court will to teach Americans Korean history, rendition of “Moon River” and “We thought the classical trio playedhold a hearing to determine the various culture and language. “Memories,” as well as Korean classics very inspiringly,” said Anne Willey, aissues involved, such as child custody, Jung Chan-ryong, a freshman at and folk songs such as “Castle Magic” student at Yongsan Garrison’s Seoulchild support, spousal support, division Korea University, emphasized, “We want and “Mok Yun Wha.” American High School. “The musicof property and assets and division of to introduce Korean music and culture Newcomers to Area II were invited played on the various percussions wasdebts. When the court has decided these to the Americans and hope to cultivate a to this event to experience a taste of very powerful, quite different to theissues, it issues a divorce decree that better understanding between our two Korean arts, said Michael Lee, a music played on the woodwinds anddecides each issue. This decree is countries, thus creating harmony.” volunteer teacher at the area community strings.”binding on both parties, and a spouse For more information about the free center who coordinated this event. Many attendees indicated their hopethat refuses to comply may be held in concerts call 738-7999 or e-mail “This is just the second of this type that this type of venue will continue atcontempt of court. email@example.com. of series,” Lee said. “There will be more the Army Community Services If the spouse that did not file the divorce to come. This concert is an addition to orientation. See Law on Page 11 our Korean-language course.” “The monthly concert series is an E-mail DatuinT@korea.army.mil
Page 10 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sep. 17, 2004NEWS & NOTES Commander’s Hotline Schools, institutes offer classesThe Commander’s Hotline e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information,call 738-5017. in Korean language studies By Pfc. Park Jin-woo Korean classes online said Kim Hak-sun, coordinator. “Our Korean-studies Search for Talent Talent Area II Public Affairs Office a collegiate associate professor. program is unique compared to otherthe Area II Ethnic Observance Committee is searching “We have people signing up from all language institutes. We conduct ourfor talent to sing, dance and recite poetry in YONGSAN — The biggest challenge over the peninsula, and even Soldiers who lessons by stressing that the studentcontribution to the celebration of “Hispanic American for almost all newcomers, to include those are in Iraq have signed up for my classes.” communicates 90 percent of the time toHeritage Month” 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday at who have been in Korea a while, is learning Kim said. “There is more than one way the instructor, where as other places thethe Dragon Hill Lodge. For more information, call the language. As a result, they might find to take Korean classes, such as Web- instructor speaks most of the time and738-5950 or contact respective Equal Opportunity themselves living in a vacuum, precluding based classes that help Soldiers make up the student passively listens.”offices. them from establishing relationships with classes they missed.” Sookmyung Women’s University Koreans and limiting their experience to Soldiers who already have master’s offers optional schedules to fit a student’sYongsan Commissar y Operating Commissary life in Seoul. degrees are still eligible for tuition busy life, with both day and night classes. Hours There are many places and programs assistance, said Renee Finley, education What’s unique about SookmyungThe Yongsan Commissary will be closed Sept. 27- that help those who are eager to learn the services specialist. Women’s University’s Korean language28 due to the Korean Chuseok holiday, and will be Korean language, as well as gain a deeper Another option for those who want courses, said Park, is that it givesopen 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 29. appreciation and perspective in Korea’s to learn Korean is go outside the base to westerners the opportunity to participate culture and traditions. one of Seoul’s many institutions that offer in field trips, to practice their Korean- Area II Closure The University of Maryland has a Korean language classes for beginners, language skills and experience traditionalThe Area II Customer Service Points, or CIF, will be satillite campus located on Yongsan Main such as Sookmyung Women’s Korean culture, like making kimchi.closed Sept. 27 - 29, and 30. The CSP office will beopen for turn-ins and direct exchanges 8 - 11:30 Post, in the education center next to the University, located just between the “We always try to teach real-lifea.m. and issues 1 - 4 p.m. weekdays except every base library. It offers accredited classes subway stations at Sookmyung Women’s situations, what we call ‘SurvivalThursday. For more information, call 736-7493. on Korean studies. The classes cover University, line number 4, exit 10, and Korean.’ Students learn different forms subjects like introduction to the Korean Hyochang Park, line number 6, exit 4. of conversation and dialogue that is 5-Kilometer language, culture and society. These At Sookmyung Women’s University, common in everyday life,” she said. Fun Run and Walk classes have the advantage of being on there is the International Institute of For more information about UMUC’sThere is a run competition sponsored by 18th Medical post and are free through the tuition Language Education, called “Lingua Korean language classes call 723-7783Command 9:30 a.m. Oct. 2 at Collier Field House. assistance program available to active- Express.” and for the Sookmyung Women’sRegistration for this competition 8 - 9:15 a.m. For duty and Reserve Soldiers. “The Lingua Express has taken a new University Lingua Express program, callmore information, call 737-5001. Those with busy schedules, style of teaching from the traditional 02-701-9623. participating in field-training exercises or ways,” said Park Mi-kyung, a Korean PTO Special Program stationed in remote areas can take UM foreign language professor and E-mail ParkJinW@korea.army.milA special Parent-Teacher Organization program Web sites offer learning alternativessponsored by the Seoul American High SchoolGuidance Office that features several collegeadmissions professionals who are scheduled to give a Area II Public Affairs Office Seoul Korean Language Academypresentation to parents and students 5:30 p.m. Oct. http://www.seoul-kla.com/eng/main_00.htm5 at Seoul American High School. For more YONGSAN — There are many online sites available to Korean Language Education Culture Centerinformation, call 011-9687-0604. those who have a desire to learn about Korean culture and http://www.edukorean.com/edue/EDU-EMAIN.htm Kenneth Copeland Ministries language. Here are a few of those Web sites. Language Teaching Research CenterSouth Post Chapel offers Kenneth Copeland ministries University Programs (Commercial) http://www.ltrc.co.kr/eng/Oct 18 - 19. Services are open to all. The suggesteddonation for limited seating is $5. For more information, Yonsei’s Korean Language Institute http://www.yonsei.ac.kr/~kli/ LMC Language Centersee unit chaplains. http://www.lmclc.com/english/ Army Competitive Categor y Category Konkuk’s Language Institute http://www.konkuk.ac.kr/~kfli/hj Jang’s Korean Language Immersion School Promotion Board /korean_course_introduction_eng.htm http://www.kimmersion.com/There is a promotion board for all first lieuntenants,with a date of rank of March 31 and earlier, for Korea’s Korean Language & Culture Center Free Korean Classespromotion to captain. Applicants need to update http://tnosc.korea.army.mil/siteblock.htm Korean Language Studytheir promotion files. Selection board will meet Oct. http://www.interedu.go.kr/indexe.html26. Contact Personnel Service Detachments forrecords updates. SNU’s Language Education Institute http://language.snu.ac.kr/snu2/new_home/index.php Learn Korean through English http://www.mct.go.kr/hangeul/ OCS Board Area II Support Activity local Officer Candidate Ewha Womans Institute of Language Education http://elc.ewha.ac.kr/english/ International House (IH)School board will meet 9:30 a.m. Nov. 1. at the http://www.ih.or.kr/Command Conference Room, Building 4305, Room107. For more information, call 738-5017. Sogang’s Institute for Korean Language Education http://www.sogang.ac.kr/~ckss/html/about(e).htm Related Sites All about Hangeul (Korean Alphabet) Bible StudyThere is a Bible study about “Discussion of the Word HUFS’s Foreign Language Training & Testing Center http://www.bestkorea.kr21.net/index.php3and Christian Issues” that meets 7 - 8:30 p.m. every http://maincc.hufs.ac.kr/~flttc/hufsENG/index0.htmFriday at the South Post Chapel. For more information, The Association of Korean Language Teacherscall 018-310-5178. Sungkyun’s Language Institute http://myhome.naver.com/koreanedu/englishgate.htm http://home.skku.edu/~sli/4/1_eng.php High School Football Opener Korean Studies SitesSeoul American High School’s football team takes Sun Moon’s Korean Language Institute Academy of Korean Studieson Osan American High School 2 p.m. Saturday at http://kli.sunmoon.ac.kr/eng/default.asp http://www.aks.ac.kr/english/Falcon Field, Yongsan South Post. This is theseason opener for Department of Defense Private Institutes (Commercial) Korea International Cooperation AgencyDependent Schools-Korea football. Taegu Ganada Korean Language Institute http://www.koica.or.kr/english/default_main.jspAmerican School also fields a team in the Korea. http://www.gkli.co.kr/en/main.htmconference
The Morning Calm Weekly Sep. 17, 2004 MORNING CALM Page 11Pro golfers conduct clinic at Sungnam By John A. Nowell number one tee and explained to the to the ball and take the club straight Area II Public Affairs Office 80 some odd amateurs how the hand back,” said Baza. grip on the golf club determines where Baza said he maintained a handicap YONGSAN – United States Forces the ball will go. average of 8 or 9. Korea personnel learned golfing tips Later they asked for a few golfers, “I didn’t get picked to join in the from Professional Golf Association one at a time, to come forward and golfing clinic, so I just showed up to member Kevin Na, better known in tell them what problems they observe. But somehow I was asked Korea as Na Sung-ook, and Asian Tour experience in their golf game. to join the others for a one-on-one golf professional Simon Yates at the More than 16 players came forward golf lesson with Kevin,” said Baza. Sungnam Golf Club Sept. 9. for some personal advice about their Na and Yates signed autographs on The two pros, who were golf swing and follow through. free KOLON provided golf caps for participating in the 47th KOLON Staff Sgt. Paul Baza, Combined the 80 plus golfers following the clinic Korea Open, came to the Sungnam Forces Command Operations, said, “I during an autograph session. Golf Course to conduct a golfing hook the ball so I wanted help to “I had both pros autograph my clinic and autograph session for USFK correct it. Kevin Na told me to change Sungnam Golf member’s golf ball PHOTO BY JOHN A. NOWELLPGA member Kevin Na corrects the hand grip personnel. my grip. He said that I use a hooking bag,” added Baza.of Staff Sgt. Paul Baza at Sungnam Golf Course Na and Yates started the clinic by grip. I was breaking my wrist tooduring a golf clinic Sept. 9. driving a few golf balls from the soon. He also told me to stand closer E-mail NowellJ@korea.army.milLaw from Page 9petition recieves notice of the petition and fails to file an Second, legal assistance attorneys can draft a separation One final way the legal assistance office can help isanswer or appear in court for the hearing, the court will agreement for the couple. This is simply an agreement by providing referral lists of civilian attorneys for clientsnormally award a default judgment to the spouse that filed between divorcing spouses that covers the issues that the who will require more help than a legal assistancethe petition. This usually means that the spouse who filed court will eventually decide, such as child custody or attorney can provide. Depending on thereceives everything that he or she has asked for in the spousal support. In most cases, a court will take a complexity of the case, a particular client may or maypetition. separation agreement, examine it and include it in the not need a civilian attorney, such as in cases where divorce decree if the court decides that the agreement is couples are married for only a short time, have noMilitary legal assistance fair. children, and no significant assets or debts. Although legal assistance attorneys are very rarely This can save a substantial amount of money spent on Since every case and state’s divorce laws areallowed to represent clients in state court, the legal civilian attorneys because there is much less need for time- different, spouses seeking a divorce should first seekassistance office can help with the process in several ways. consuming research and negotiation by the civilian legal counsel. First, legal assistance attorneys can research state attorneys if a separation agreement already exists. Since a For more information contact the Yongsan legaldivorce law and provide answers to many of the questions civilian attorney usually charges by the hour, less time assistance office at 738-6841.that a spouse might have about a particular state’s divorce spent by the civilian attorney on the case means less moneyprocedures. coming out of the client’s pocket. E-mail email@example.com
Page 12 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sep. 17, 2004Inactivation from Page 934th tactical structure and reinvent privilege to host visits to Yongsan soldiers, sailors, airmen and thanking the chain of command forthose spaces generated by the Garrison by three U.S. presidents, Marines, civilians, family members, helping him provide the services andinactivation to improve the two U.S. vice presidents, most contractors and visitors to Area II support for the Area II installationsreadiness of other units in the recently that of Vice President Dick installations. as well as numerous officials,Korean theater of operations. C h e n e y, s e v e r a l s e c r e t a r i e s o f “Our goal has been and continues officers and members of over 10 “Together these two converging defense and VIPs too numerous to to be to provide ‘Quality of Life’ and Korean government agencies andevents, the establishment of the mention, added McNulty. ‘Well Being’ for all those we support private organizations that work withInstallation Management Agency and “(The) 34th Support Group has and serve in our effort to make and support activities for Area II(Korea Region) and the command accomplished much and we would “Yongsan and Area II the assignment installations.and control review conducted by the be here far too long to enumerate of choice in Korea,” said McNulty.19th TSC, are part of an them all. Suffice to say, the 34th McNulty ended his remarks by E-mail NowellJ@korea.army.milextraordinary large and complex Support Group has served its nationtransformation process that theArmy has been and continues to in war and in peace. And, now as it fades into history, we bid a fond VIP Visits Yongsan Yongsanundergo,” said Edmunds. farewell to all the officers, McNulty reflected on the history (noncommissioned officers),of the 34th and thanked the enlisted personnel, civilians, Koreanthousands of personnel who served Augmentation to the U.S. Armywithin it. Soldiers, Korean Service Corps The 34th Support Group cab trace workers, contractors and volunteersits beginnings in Saigon and Tan Son who dedicated years of service,”Nhut, Vietnam, during the Vietnam said McNulty. “Life goes on and soWar. It was inactivated in Vietnam d o e s t h e m i s s i o n o f Yo n g s a nin 1972 and reactivated in March Garrison and Area II.1984 to assume command of the “As many of you may know, onU.S. Army Garrison, Busan. It was Oct. 7, 2003, we officially activatedlater moved to U.S. Army Garrison, the United States Army Area IIYongsan where it served as the Support Activity, which assumedinstallation command, beginning in control of the base operationsSeptember 1990. element of the Installation “In that time, 34th Support Group Management Agency, Korea Regionhas been a leader in the Army Office for Area II. This activationCommunity of Excellence Program has been transparent to ourhaving received first place or runner customers, residents and PHOTO BY PFC. PARK YUNG-KWIup awards in eight out of the past workforce. Most of the support and The prime minister of the Republic of Korea,Lee Hae-chan (right) answers questions from a13 years of participation,” McNulty services rendered by 34th Support member of the local press at the site of a former Japanese prison located near the gassaid. Group personnel continue to be station on Yongsan South Post Sept. 1 with Installation Management Agency Director Brig. The 34th Support Group had the provided to the tenant units, Gen. John A. Macdonald.
Page 14 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 17, 2004 Now showing at AAFES Reel Time Theaters For additional listings or matinees call respective theater or see www.aafes.com AT THE Sept. 17 - 23 M OV I E S Location Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Sept. 23 Phone No. Casey 730-7354 Catwoman Anacondas Anacondas A Cinderella Story A Cinderella Story Van Helsing Van Helsing Essayons 732-9008 No Show Spiderman 2 No Show Sleepover Anacondas No Show Kill Bill 2 Garry Owen 734-2509 No Show Alien vs. Predator Spider Man 2 Spider Man 2 Anchorman No Show Anchorman Henry 768-7724 Catwoman A Cinderella Story Without a Paddle Dodgeball No Show No Show No Show Humphreys 753-7716 Anacondas Two Brothers Two Brothers Catwoman Catwoman A Cinderella Story A Cinderella Story Hialeah 763-370 Without a Paddle Shrek 2 Anchorman No Show No Show No Show No Show Hovey 730-5412 No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show Howze 734-5689 Without a Paddle The Notebook No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show Paparazzi A Cinderella Story The paparazzi stalk Bo Samantha lives at the everywhere. He beck and call of her accepts the veritable self-obsessed step- invasion of his life ... mother Fiona and her until photos of his wife, sinfully wicked step- Abby, and his son, sisters. She finds her Zach, begin appearing less-than-sparkling on covers of one social life wonderfully particularly sleazy complicated when she tabloid. All efforts to meets her Prince convince the photographers to spare his family are Charming online. Her anonymous cyber soul mate ignored. The paparazzi become increasingly relentless, turns out to be Austin, her high school’s quarterback. ruthless - even criminal. One night they trap Bo and Fearing rejection, Sam dodges Austin’s efforts to his family in a high-speed chase that ends in a terrible Schedule subject to change discover the identity of his princess. Will Sam let accident. Veteran Los Angeles detective Burton fear hold her back, or will she find the courage to be believes Bo’s version of the accident but when Burton herself and claim the life she’s always wanted? Her can’t make the case against the photographers, Bo chance at “happily ever after” depends on it. seeks vengeance on his own. PG-13 PG Location Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Sept. 23 Phone No. Kunsan 782-4987 Alien vs. Predator Alien vs. Predator Catwoman No Show Catwoman A Cinderella Story A Cinderella Story Long The Manchurian 721-3407 Candidate No Show Spiderman 2 White Chicks No Show No Show No Show Osan 784-4930 Paparazzi Two Brothers Two Brothers Catwoman Catwoman A Cinderella Story A Cinderella Story Page 721-5499 No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show Red Cloud Around the World in 732-6620 Anacondas Catwoman 80 Days A Cinderella Story A Cinderella Story No Show Paparazzi Stanley 732-5565 A Cinderella Story Catwoman Catwoman Van Helsing No Show Paparazzi Van Helsing Yongsan I 738-7389 Paparazzi Paparazzi Paparazzi A Cinderella Story A Cinderella Story A Cinderella Story A Cinderella Story Yongsan II 738-7389 Shrek 2 Shrek 2 Shrek 2 King Arthur King Arthur King Arthur King Arthur Yongsan III Around the World in Around the World in Around the World in 738-7389 80 Days 80 Days 80 Days Catwoman Catwoman A Cinderella Story Catwoman
MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page Sept. 17, 2004 15Chaplain’s corner: Pain can be celebratedChaplain (Maj.) Kenneth Yates allowed to have anything with sugar during the first part Chapel Mom told me how much this ministry has6th Cavalry Brigade chaplain of their training. The only exception was at chapel. After meant to her. There are literally thousands of officers services, we always provided cakes, cookies and assorted in the Army who remember her kindness. She CAMPHUMPHREYS — “Count it all joy, my brethren, desserts. frequently gets calls from around the world from thesewhen you encounter various trials…” James 1:2. The person who baked these desserts every week was men and women telling her how they are doing in their In his epistle, James tells us we should consider the an 80-year-old widow known as “Chapel Mom.” She new assignments, of upcoming weddings and newtrials we go through as occasions for joy. It is probably had been the wife of a retired command sergeant major births. Chapel Mom has made an impression onsafe to say that it is not natural to feel this way when we who had died about five years earlier. She spent every numerous lives.experience difficulties. None of us welcomes hardship in Friday and Saturday preparing the desserts she would serve All this was brought about because her husbandour lives. on Sunday to the cadets. died. Did she enjoy the pain of that “trial?” No. But James is not a masochist. His message is that God can When I asked her why she did it, she told me that God was at work in her life through that difficult timeuse difficult times to accomplish good in our lives. Since when her husband died many of her friends brought desserts to accomplish good in her life as well as the lives ofthis is the case, we can have joy when we encounter these to her home as a gesture of good will. After the funeral, others. For that good, she has experienced much joy.trials. she had a house full of cakes and cookies. She didn’t James told us to count it all joy when we experience I saw this principle at work at my last duty assignment. know what to do with them. various trials. We all experience difficult times. WhenAs the pastor of the chapel responsible for cadets going She decided to bring them to chapel to share them with we do, may we take these words to heart and look atthrough officer candidate school, many cadets attended the Soldiers. That started a tradition that continues to this somebody like Chapel Mom as an inspiration for usmy services. These young men and women were not day. all. Worship Area III W orship Services Protestant Gospel Sunday 1 p.m. Freedom Chapel Mass Sunday 1 p.m. Suwon Air Base Lutheran Sunday 8 a.m. Freedom Chapel Later-day Saints 4 p.m. Freedom Chapel Mass 4 p.m. Camp Long Collective 10 a.m. Suwon Air Base Contemporary 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel Mass 5:!5 p.m. Camp Eagle 10:30 a.m. Camp Eagle Korean 7 p.m. Camp Long Area III Chaplains Collective 10:30 a.m. Zoeckler Chapel Catholic Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Benson firstname.lastname@example.org Collective 11 a.m. Freedom Chapel Mass Daily 11:45a.m. Freedom Chapel 753-7274 or 011-9496-7445 Chaplain (Capt.) Darin G. Olson 12:30 p.m. Camp Long Mass Sunday 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel email@example.com 753-3049
Page 16 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 17, 2004Mark Levasseur leaps from a 200-foot tower at an extreme sportsfacility near Jechon. He was oneof 17 people from CampHumphreys who took the leap offaith. Others in a group of 28bungee jumped, rode a powerfulcatapult or took a giant swing rideAug. 28 on an extreme sports tour. PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVISEven for extreme souls,bungee jumping can be a Leap of FaithBy Steve Davis plunge as a matter of family pride.Area III Public Affairs Office They were among 28 extreme sport enthusiasts from Camp Humphreys JECHON — As they stepped out of who visited Cheongpung Land nearthe tiny elevator that took them to the Jechon where the bungee tower is onetop of the bungee tower, jumpers from of three extreme sports activities.Camp Humphreys gasped at the beauty There is also a catapult that launchesof the blue sky against Cheongpung two people into space. Riders areLake. Then they prepared mentally to strapped into a seat and shot slingshot-take a giant step into oblivion. style into the air by a mechanical arm. Most had never bungee jumped before They rocket to an apex, then bounceand the thought of plunging nearly 200 back toward earth attached to afeet straight down tied to a thread took bungee-like rope.inner strength some wondered if they Others rode a giant swing that sweptreally had. across the sky like a pendulum. “It’s scary up there,” said Paul Busic, Another extreme sports outing isvisiting his son in Korea. “You can’t planned for Oct. 2. Cost is $55 for twothink about it. You just jump.” events. For more information, call the Busic’s wife Linda, son Drew and Camp Humphreys Community Activitiesdaughter-in-law Layzel all took the Center at 753-8825.Paul and Drew Busicprepare to blast off in thecatapult ride Aug. 28 atCheongpung Land. Thecatapult is one of threethrilling rides at theextreme sports meccanear Jechon, south ofWonju.Extreme sports enthusiasts ride the giant swing Amanda Rodriguez and John Garland tumble A bungee jumper soars during an extreme sports tour sponsored by the Camp Humphreysat Cheongpung Land near Jechon. on the catapult ride at Cheongpung Land. Community Activities Center. Another tour is scheduled for Oct. 2.
Page 18 MORNING CALM Sept. 17, 2004 The Morning Calm Weekly Triathlon tests Soldiers’ strength, endurance By Sgt. Andrew Kosterman Korea Region Public Affairs Office CAMP CASEY – Sixty-nine people took parting the 2004 8th U.S. Army Team Triathlon Sunday at Camp Casey. Participants came from as far away as Camp Henry in Area IV to compete in the event, which was made up of 23 We i g h t L o s s S u p p o r t teams. Group The race started at the Hansen Field House pool with aYongsan Weight Support Group is now partly-cloudy sky. After a 500-meter swim, Cynthia S. Dennisaccepting new members. The group is a was first out of the water in heat 1. Individual times werefree weight loss support group offering not recorded because the triathlon was a team event.exercise and workout options, healthy After a quick tag, athletes competing in the bicyclingeating support and weight loss support. E- portion of the event began to make their way through the 30-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011- kilometer course. The course did cause a few bumps for the9699-7064 for membership information. competitors, including one who had on-site medical personnel pulling embedded rocks from his skin. Yo A l l Yo u C a n E a t B u f f e t “Yeah, I totally ate it hard,” said Michael Hutt, bicyclistCamp Red Cloud Mitchell’s All-U-Can-Eat- for team 5, of his crash that sent him to see the medics.Lunch Buffet is available 11:30 a.m. – A 10-kilometer run finished the triathlon. Team 15 led the12:30 p.m. on weekdays. For more charge in heat 1, as Clinton Mercer flew across the finishinformation call 732-8189. line, bringing with him some rain showers.Monday — Italian buffet The team was happy, but refrained from making anyTuesday — Barbecue ribs comments about their performance until heat 2 competitorsWednesday — Oriental buffet finished.Thursday — Mexican buffet “I know we did well,” said Keelan McNulty, team 15. “It’sFriday — Variety buffet tough to compete against the clock.” McNulty, Mercer and James Porter would take 2nd in the Men’s Division with a time of 1 hour, 36 minutes and 23 Playgroups For Children PHOTOS BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMANYongsan Playgroups is now accepting new seconds. Edward Vaught makes his final approach to the finish line at the 8thmembers. The group plans play dates, Top honors for the category went to Charles Unruh, Dana U.S. Army Team Triathlon Sunday. Munari and James Corliss of team 1 with time of 1:35.53.educational activites and field trips for “We did alright,” Unruh said. “We had a little mishap, but To view more pictures of the event, visit http://families with infants, toddlers and pre- put the bike back together.” ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly.htm.schoolers in Yongsan and Hannam Village Unruh was referring to a malfunction in his teammatesareas. E-mail email@example.com for bicycle handlebars that caused the bike to crash into a tree, E-mail Andrew.Kosterman@korea.army.milmembership information. thus knocking the chain out. The women’s event was won by Elizabeth Thomas, Angela Outdoor Cookout Kreh and Beth Bierden with a time of 1:59.19. Finishing firstCamp Casey Warrior’s Club presents Special in the mixed division were Cynthia Dennis, Ethan Chang andOutdoor Cookout, St. Louis Baby Back Ribs Glenroy Haskins at 1:47.36.11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Cornon the cob, beans, salad and drink areincluded. For more information, call 730-2193. Wa r r i o r D i v i s i o n B o w l i n g ChampionshipsThe Warrior Division Bowling Championshipwill be at Camp Red Cloud Bowling CenterMonday-Wednesday. Pre-tournamentmeeting is 12:30 p.m. Monday and thecompetition begins 1 p.m. each day. Thetop eight men’s and four women’s bowlers PHOTO BY STEPHAN OERTWIGwill advance to the 8th Army Bowling Jeff Christiansen sneaks a breath in during the 500-meter swim atChampionships in October. the 8th U.S. Army Team Triathlon. Samuel Voreis shuffles along the running path Sunday. Golf Club ChampionshipA Golf Club Championship will be held at the Playing in the rainCamp Red Cloud golf course. Participants mustregister by the end of today. Entry fee is $45.Championship award is $200 and total award$1,675. All awards will be not cash but giftcertificates. For more information, call 732-6843. Boxing W arrior Division Bo xing ChampionshipWarrior Division Boxing Championship will beheld at Hanson Filed House, Camp CaseyThursday – Sept. 25.. Three competitors ineach weight class will advance to the 8th U.S. Soldiers brave the rain to take part inArmy Championship in October. The the 8th Army Rugby Championshipcompetition begins at 6 p.m. on each night. Saturday at Camp Humphreys. AreaFor more information call 732- 6276. III won the match 27-0. PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVIS
Sept. 17, 2004 Page 21Air Force unit provides combat communicationsArea III Public Affairs Office communication, and teamwork,” said Capt. Jason Fick, combat support CAMP HUMPHREYS —The flight commander.Dragons of the U.S. Air Force’s 607th “Whether it’s during the unbearablyCombat Communications Squadron hot, humid summer months, in thestationed at Camp Humphreys have a midst of torrential rains of late springunique mission that spans the Republic or in freezing winter weather,of Korea. everyone must work as a team to build, That mission is to rapidly establish and defend and improve theirsustain tactical communications at all communications site,” he said.primary and contingency operating bases Squadron members often workto provide survivable command and closely with other services. Lastcontrol to the air component commander December, the unit spent a weekand joint and coalition forces. participating in its first joint training “About every six weeks, we roll out exercise with the 226th Signalpersonnel to locations across the Korean U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTOS Company from Camp Carroll, whichpeninsula to provide tactical A satellite dish installed and operated by the U.S. Air Force’s 607th Combat Communications uses similar communicationscommunications for two main operating Squadron deployed from Camp Humphreys stands ready for action during a recnt training exercise. equipment. Because there arebases and four contingency operating differences between the Army and thebases,” said Capt. David Simpson, Air Force versions of the equipment,combat systems flight commander. airmen and Soldiers cross-trained to Simpson said the squadron averages learn each others’ equipment.three operational readiness exercises, two The 607th also supported the 1stJoint Chief of Staff-sponsored exercises Marine Air Wing during two majorand four peninsulawide 7th Air Force exercises in 2004.training exercises per year. The unit stays in the field so much To stay ready, crews work day and that they feel a kinship with Army unitsnight inspecting and maintaining satellite that also deploy to the field from Campcommunications equipment and Humphreys. They even sound liketransportable troposcatter microwave AnAirmanfromthe 607thCombatCommunications Airmen from 607th Airman operate in a simulated some of the Army troops.radio terminals and other Squadron defends his position during an exercise. chemicalenvironment. “It’s a sight to see, as many as 70communications support equipment. vehicles rolling out over a period of The squadron’s AN/TRC-170 V2 “We have the largest active tactical Training starts with a 10-day “Mobility hours to establish tacticaltropospheric microwave commun- vehicle fleet in all of Pacific Air Force, School” that all squadron personnel are communications across the Republicications equipment can be employed in more than 80 generators and a staff of required to complete. After completing of Korea,” said Simpson. “Ourwartime to provide secure digital professionals responsible for maintaining the school, each new unit member earns success depends on teamwork.”communications, including voice and equipment, vehicles, power and other the coveted squadron coin. “Every Dragon has a story to telldata transmission links, to major nodes support,” Simpson said. “The Mobility School not only about deployment challenges that hadof a tactical communications network. Because everyone is on a one-year provides every Dragon with the basic to be overcome,” Simpson said. However, Simpson said there’s a lot tour, training for such a mission must be training they need to deploy; it also “Their dedication ensures we are readymore than communications equipment. intense, Simpson said. teaches them about leadership, to do our part in the fight.” Partner units bond at luncheon Area III Public Affairs Office CAMP HUMPHREYS — Officers and senior noncommissioned officers from the 23rd Area Support Group hosted an informal luncheon for their Republic of Korea Army counterparts Sept. 8 here. “It’s very important that we get together to share thoughts, ideas and camaraderie,” said Col. Gregory L. Johansen, 23rd Area Support Group commander, before the group set down to lunch. The ROK units included the 3rd Logistic Support Command; the 1st Battalion, 51st Division, 169th Regiment; the 71st Aviation Maintenance Battalion; and the 3rd Ammunition Depot. “Our units are located nearby and we get together occasionally for lunch and sports,” said 1st Sgt. PHOTO BY STEVE DAVIS Greg Anderson of Company G, 52nd Aviation Maj. Moon Hong-taek, commander of the 71st Republic of Korea Aviation Maintenance Company, discusses helicopter Regiment, who sat with Korean partners from the maintenance with Maj. Perry Orr at the 23rd Area Support Group partnership luncheon Sept. 8 at Camp Humphreys. Also 71st Aviation Maintenance Battalion. “This was present were Sgt. Maj. Yu Sang-ho, 1st Sgt. Greg Anderson, and translator Sgt. Jun Sang-hoon. Orr, Anderson and Jun are another good opportunity to get to know each other from Company G, 52nd Aviation Regiment. better.”
Page The Morning Calm Weekly 22 MORNING CALM Sept. 17, 2004NEWS & NOTESHurricane Relief donation and Victim InformationSoldiers from the 3rd Military IntelligenceBattalion presented a $1,470 check to theAmerican Red Cross Tuesday for hurricane victimsin Florida. Community members may makedonations at www.Redcross.org, the AmericanRed Cross Web site. Servicemembers who wantto know the status of family members inhurricane-affected areas can send a DisasterWelfare Inquiry at their local American Red Crossoffice. For more information call the CampHumphreys American Red Cross at 753-7173. Cultural ExperienceGyeonggi Province will provide a free interactivecultural experience to explain Chuseok customs U.S. ARMY PHOTOSto Soldiers and family members 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sgt. 1st Class William Stratton briefs Soldiers during the 527th Military Intelligence Battalion “Warrior Shield” exercise.Wednesday at the Camp Humphreys CommunityActivities Center. There will be exhibitsthroughout the day and opportunities forparticipants to play traditional Korean musical Soldiers sharpen skills during ‘Warrior Shield’instruments and games, learn how Koreans honor By Sgt. 1st Class William Strattonthe ancestors and much more. For more 527th Military Intelligence Battalioninformation, contact 753-8598. CAMP HUMPHREYS — Soldiers Blood Drive from the 527th Military IntelligenceThe 121st Evacuation Hospital will hold a blood Battalion honed their skills Aug.19-drive 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at the Camp 28 in the battalion’s first “WarriorHumphreys Community Activities Center. All Shield” exercise at Campcommunity members are encouraged to donate. Humphreys. Designed to prepare Soldiers forMovie theater renovation combat either on the KoreanThe Camp Humphreys post theater will close peninsula or somewhere else in theSept. 30 for renovation. An Area III Directorate world, Warrior Shield taught Soldiersof Public Works spokesman said 470 seats will basic combat skills and culminatedbe replaced, walls and the ceiling will be painted, with a tactical mission thatepoxy will be applied to the floor and rubber incorporated skills they had learnedmatting placed in the walking areas of the floor during the first part of the training.and add acoustic paneling on certain wall areas. The training focused on squad Above: Soldiers practice squad tacticsThe $42,000 project is expected to be completed operations and battle drills derived during “Warrior Shield,” held Aug. 19-28 atby Oct. 16. from Field Manual 7-8, Infantry Camp Humphreys. Rifle Platoon and Squad, the bible for Week Fire Prevention W eek squad tactical operations. Right: Soldiers plan a military operationThe Area III Fire Department urges everyone to Due to the real world, around-the- using a sand table that represents theincrease fire safety awareness Oct. 3-9 during clock high operational tempo of the local terrain.Fire Prevention Week. The week’s activities will battalion, training was divided intobegin at 11 a.m. Oct. 4 with an opening ceremony three-day segments to ensure allat the Camp Humphreys Fire Department. Soldiers had the opportunity to train! Fire Prevention Week handouts will be on these critical tasks.available Oct. 5-6 in front of the Camp Humphreys Soldiers received training onPost Exchange. Sparky the Fire Prevention Dog multiple tasks including troop leading opposing force patrol. Upon mission “Once trained, we will have thewill be roaming the area. There will also be procedures, issuing an operations completion, squads were issued an ability to call on any squad in theactivities at Humphreys American Elementary order, patrolling, sand tables, pre- order to return to their tactical battalion to fulfill perimeter defenseSchool. combat checks and inspections, assembly area, where they conducted force duties, preventing disruption! On Oct. 7, Sparky’s Annual Cookout will offer emplacing listening and observation a final after-action review. of our real-world daily mission,”a free lunch at the fire station. Festivities are posts, communicating both on the The planning, preparation and said Staff Sgt. Sonya Grandinetti,scheduled to begin around 10:30 a.m. radio and using hand and arm signals, execution phases of the operation battalion PDF platoon sergeant.! Informational material will be handed out moving tactically and basic land were video recorded and used during “It was really great. I learnedOct. 8 at the Camp Humphreys main gate. navigation. the AAR to facilitate discussion and many things,” said Cpl. Joon Sung The first day of training included to present a first-class AAR for the Kang, a 527th Military Intelligence Infant Care Class one-on-one instruction, as well as a Soldiers going through the training. Battalion Korean Augmentation toAn infant care class will be 11 a.m-1:30 p.m. land navigation terrain walk. “This training event allows us to the U.S. Army Soldier. “I can useOct. 5 at Room 7 in the Camp Humphreys During the second day, Soldiers bring Soldiers back to the basics and the training in real world situations.Education Center. Preregistration is required. For executed tasks they had learned to hone perishable combat skills,” During Sergeants Time Training weinformation, call Family Advocacy at 753-6252. during the first day, including a land said Maj. Gregory Meyer, battalion do not have the time go so in depth, navigation course, basic tactical operations officer. “Many of the but with this training, I got to spend Troops-to - Teachers movement and implementing troop Soldiers here will be headed to a time practicing and askingAll Area III servicemembers and civilians are leading procedures. combat zone when they transfer from questions,”invited to attend an all-day “Troops to Teachers” On the third and final day, each Korea to another unit. This training About 240 Soldiers were trainedworkshop Oct. 11 at Osan Air Base. Troops to squad was issued a platoon will better prepare our leaders and during the exercise, including thoseTeachers representatives will facilitate a morning operations order to conduct a hasty Soldiers for success during combat from the 3rd Military Intelligenceinformational seminar. Individual counseling, ambush. Squad leaders conducted rotations.” Battalion, the 532nd Militaryincluding transcript review, will take place in the necessary planning, rehearsals, then The ability to train combat-ready Intelligence Battalion and theafternoon. For more information, call Beverly executed the ambush. Their target Soldiers will also enhance force Republic of Korea’s 1998th MilitarySuenaga at 753-8904. was an infiltrating three- to five-man protection efforts. Intelligence Battalion.
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 17, 2004 23Soldiers learn to slingloadequipment during classBy Capt. Crystal M. Hills mission in which teams actually hitchedand 2nd Lt. Bryan H. Rhee a load to a hovering Chinook helicopter.194th Maintenance Battalion Phases I and II followed guidelines prescribed in Field Manual 10-450-4, CAMP HUMPHREYS – Twenty- Multiservice Helicopter Slingload Single-five 194th Maintenance Battalion Point Rigging Procedures. ThoseSoldiers participated in a slingload phases began about one month beforecertification and training exercise Aug. the “hot” slingload mission under the26 at Camp Humphreys. instruction of slingload certified The Soldiers, from Headquarters and personnel from the 348th QuartermasterHeadquarters Detachment, 194th Company. Phase III was conducted asMaintenance Battalion, the 520th an “opportunity training” during aMaintenance Company and the 348th water-support mission for 17th AviationQuartermaster Company, learned to Brigade and the Salem Top Demoslingload equipment onto a CH-47 Mission. The “hot” slingload missionChinook. took place Aug. 26 at Camp Humphreys’ After weeks of training four five- to “Safe Haven” and “A” pads. PHOTO BY CAPT. CRYSTAL M. HILLSeight-person slingload teams from three Each team rigged and slung a 500- Soldiers from the 194th Maintenance Battalion attach cargo to a CH-47D helicopter during acompanies within the battalion, the gallon water bladder, a large ISU-90 slingload training and certification class conducted in August at Camp Humphreys.battalion safely certified three types of cargo container and an A-22 Cargo Bagloads for both day- and night- slingload of Meals-Ready-to-Eat onto a CH-47 Battalion and a senior team member, the battalion on slingload training.operations. twice during the day and once during praised the training. “Slingloading operations are a key asset The training for these teams was the night. The missions began at 9 a.m. “This was a successful and excellent that the battalion has leveraged duringconducted in four phases. and lasted until after midnight. training exercise and I thank 1st Sgt. numerous training exercises,” said Lopez. During an instruction phase, Soldiers “It gives you an adrenaline rush the Lopez and the 2nd Battalion, 52nd “After being here for two years I knowwere familiarized with the equipment, first time with all the wind from the Aviation Regiment for making it how fast the operational tempo is herefollowed by a hands-on phase where they aircraft, but after a couple of iterations possible,” said Church. and I wanted to ensure teams were trainedwere trained to properly rig the equipment. we all felt more confident,” said Pfc. She was referring to 348th to continue the mission.” A “shadowing” phase followed as Princess Finn, from the 348th Quartermaster Company 1st Sgt. Lopez said the certification improvedthree of the teams watched as another Quartermaster Company. Natividad Lopez Jr., undertaking his last the battalion’s combat readiness andcertified team conducted an actual Capt. Nancy Church, commander of training mission while assigned to the brings meaning to the 194thmission. Headquarters and Headquarters 194th Maintenance Battalion. He had Maintenance Battalion motto, “Forward Finally, the actual “hot” slingload Detachment, 194th Maintenance some departing words for Soldiers in with support!”
Sept. 17, 2004 Page 25Area IV quality of life spotlight: Camp CarrollBy Pfc. Oh Dong-keun concert in August and will host the Area IV boxingArea IV Public Affairs Office championships at the end of this month. Another major new addition to the community’s CAMP CARROLL – A series of significant list of highlights is the $2.3 million Child Developmentinfrastructure improvement projects and quality of life Center, which had its grand opening in July.initiatives are underway in an effort to make Camp “We offer age-appropriate programs andCarroll “the crown jewel of Area IV.” developmental services for every age group all the way “At Camp Carroll, we have been working very hard from 6 weeks old to 18 years old,” said Lloyd Busterto make the place better for everyone in the community Jr., the Camp Carroll Child and Youth Services director.to live and work,” said Wilfred J. Plumley Jr., Camp “We also offer School Age Services program, middleCarroll installation manager. “Some of the things started school and teen program, and child developmentcoming in place since the end of last year, and we services for preschool and under.”have a lot more quality of life improvements still to Currently, the Child Development Center has sevencome in various aspects of living and working here.” staff members to take care of 19 children enrolled in Several new construction projects have been the various full- and part-time programs. Its full-timecompleted during the past year at Area IV’s largest program begins at 5:30 a.m.installation, including the new $6 million state-of-the- “We work with all military and Department ofart physical fitness center. Defense civilian families, whether they are command “One of the things here at Camp Carroll that we are sponsored or not,” Buster said. “They are all eligiblemost proud of is our new gymnasium,” Plumley said. for our programs.”“I am 100 percent sure it is the best gymnasium in all The Child Development Center has a library, aof Korea and I am sure it is one of the best in the computer lab, a playroom, an art room, video gameswhole Army. It’s a great facility for Soldiers.” and a pool table to keep children busy and entertained. The Camp Carroll gymnasium, which opened on While the children are having fun in the new ChildJan. 17, serves more than 30,000 users on average Development Center, some of the Soldiers in theeach month, said Kim Su-yop, a sports specialist at community moved into, or will soon move into newthe gym. PHOTO BY PFC. OH DONG-KEUN barracks. There are several barracks upgrade projects “I believe we have the best facility in the country,” Camp Carroll gymnasium staff members install a television on taking place currently in various parts of the installationKim said. “I don’t see much room for improvements a treadmill. Televisions have been installed on all of the facility’s in which existing barracks buildings receive a completeas of now because we have all the best equipment.” cardiovascular machines. refurbishment. There are also new barracks being built Hoping to make a top-notch facility even better, the from scratch.gym staff recently installed small televisions onto each accomplish a two-fold task: satisfying the needs of The most recent barracks project to be completedof its treadmills to make the work out experience less the community and getting more use out of the facility. was the new senior enlisted quarters that opened intedious. The staff is also taking steps to accommodate The gym has also played host to a variety of public August. The three-story building will accommodatethe community’s desire for more diverse programs events such as concerts, ceremonies and athletic 26 senior enlisted Soldiers with the rank of sergeantby adding an aerobics class beginning today. By competitions. According to Kim, the gym has hostedstarting new programs such as this, the staff expects many concerts including the 8th U.S. Army Band See Spotlight on Page 28 heroes Remembering the heroes of September 11 PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAM Area IV firefighters salute their fallen comrades in front of the Camp Walker Fire Station Saturday during a memorial ceremony marking the third anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States. A ceremonial marker was placed in front of the station following the attacks as a tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives in the attacks. The marker, adorned by a New York Fire Department helmet, reads, “For those who gave some and for those who gave it all … never forgotten 9-11.”
Page 26 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 17, 2004NEWS & NOTES Chief of chaplains graces Daegu enclave Bus Route Change By Pfc. Oh Dong-keun ceremony forThe shuttle bus between Camps Walker and but also because of what I have heard Area IV Public Affairs Office the new Camp about this wonderful area. I am justCarroll now has an additional stop at Camp Henry Walker Chapelon Friday through Sunday and holidays for the thrilled to be here.” CAMP WALKER – The top officer Annex. He also His visit to Daegu was highlighted bymidnight bus through the last bus at 3 a.m. Area of the Army Chaplaincy visited Area IV visited the AreaIV taxis will also be available 2:30 – 3 a.m. Friday the Area IV Community Prayer Breakfast Sunday and Monday, taking part in a IV Support Monday morning. As the guest speaker,through Sunday and holidays in front of the Camp number of events including a prayer A c t i v i t yWalker Hilltop Club. For more information, call Hicks gave a testimony to more than 190 breakfast and the ribbon cutting of the headquarters officers and enlisted Soldiers. He toldJames Adamski at 768-8969. new Camp Walker Chapel Annex. on Camp them his life story, how he became a Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) David H. Hicks, Henry to meet Toy Land Grand Opening U.S. Army chief of chaplains, came to with leaders Hicks Christian and how God has led his lifeThe grand opening for Toy Land will be 9 a.m. – ever since. He also emphasized the Korea to speak at a major Christian and Soldiers. importance of prayer.7 p.m. today at the Camp Walker Four Seasons conference in Seoul and decided to In spite of his hectic schedule, Hicksstore. Many attractions, including costumed “I wanted to bring the message of spend some time down south upon didn’t mind the side trip to Daegu. encouragement and the importance ofcharacters, balloon art, face painting and giveaways requests from Chaplain (Maj.) Richard “Sometimes (having a busy schedule)are scheduled. For more information, call Yi Su- prayer to the Soldiers today,” Hicks J. Bendorf, the Area IV Support Activity gets a little overwhelming, but what said. “I hope that my life story has ayong at 764-4638. chaplain, and Sgt. 1st Class Daniel L. energizes me is the people I get to meet,” profound impact on Soldiers’ lives. I Kang, the Camp Walker chapel Hicks said. “Last night, for example, I Job Fair noncommissioned officer in charge. was at the Korean-American Partnership believe telling my life story, how IThe Army Career and Alumni Program Job Fair struggled as unchristian young “It’s very rare that we get to host Association dinner, and it was fantastic. Soldier, is quite effective, because itwill be noon today at Henry’s Place on Camp the chief (of chaplains) in Area IV After having three services during theHenry. Various employment opportunities with brings life to my preaching and my because when the chiefs visit Korea, day, you would think it would be taxing, storytelling.”major companies will be represented. It is open they mostly stay up in Seoul,” Kang but it was rather energizing. I went backto all job seekers with Department of Defense Hicks converted to Christianity in said. “It is a very significant event. This to my quarters last night rejuvenated, 1965, two years before his dischargeidentification cards. For more information, call is probably the first time in a decade thrilled and excited that I was able toDale Garringer at 768-7571 or Brenda Conner at as an infantry staff sergeant. He entered that we had the chief in our area.” come back to Korea.” the Army Chaplaincy in 1974 after his763-7470. Hicks’ schedule was packed while Hicks is no stranger to Korea. Before ordination as a Presbyterian minister. He he was in the area. On Sunday, he he entered Army Chaplaincy, Hicks Women omen’s Men and Women’s participated in three different worship served nine years as an enlisted infantry has served in a variety of assignments, Conference services. He later attended the Korean- Soldier. He spent 13 months of that time including the 759th Military PoliceThe Camp Henry Collective Protestant Gospel Battalion, Fort Dix, N.J.; 1st Brigade, American Partnership Association with the 2nd Infantry Division on theService and New Dimensional Christian Ministry is 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, dinner with all Area IV chaplains and Demilitarized Zone.hosting a Men’s and Women’s Unity Conference N.C.; The Office of the Chief of chaplain’s assistants. “At the time I served at the DMZ, Itoday through Sunday at the Evergreen Community Chaplains and as the deputy chief of On Monday, he spoke at the Area IV had a (Korean Augmentation to the U.S.Club and Camp Henry Theater. The guest speakers chaplains, Pentagon. Community Prayer Breakfast held at the Army Soldier) in my squad who waswill be Pastor Telefair Pickett III of the Word Alive He was promoted to major general Evergreen Community Club on Camp from Daegu and I have always wantedMinistries Inc. and Pastor Maria Bumpers of and became chief of chaplains Aug. 1, Walker followed by briefings from unit to visit,” Hicks said. “When theCommunity Center of Hope Church and Ministries. 2003. chaplains in Area IV. Following that, he opportunity came up, I was very excited,For more information, call 476-9824 or 018-525- participated in the ribbon-cutting not only because of my past experience, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Commissar y Case Lot SaleCommissaryArea IV Commissaries will be participating in the Americans join Korean pros for bass tourney“Worldwide Case Lot Sale” Saturday and Sunday. By Galen PutnamThe Daegu Commissary case lot sale is 9 a.m. – Area IV Public Affairs Office4:30 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sundayat the Camp Walker Commissary. For more CAMP HENRY – An O-dark-30information, call Celine Ruiz at 764-5311. The departure time, three and-a-half hour busBusan Commissary a case lot sale is 10 a.m. – 5 ride and dreary weather couldn’t preventp.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday at 32 American anglers from teaming upthe Camp Hialeah Commissary. For more with 45 Korean bass fishing professionalsinformation, call Sidney Conner at 763-3154. Camp at a pro-am tournament held Sunday atCarroll will hold its case lot sale 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Chungpyeong Lake.Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call The tournament is one of two held eachEun P Sim at 765-8978. . year by the Korea Sportfishing Association that teams Americans with ‘Back to School Night’ Korean bass fishing professionals. For anThe Taegu American School will have a “Back to entrance fee of 50,000 won, theSchool Night” 6 p.m. for elementary school and Americans got more than just admission7 p.m. for middle and high schools on Monday. to the tournament. Each participant alsoThe entire community is invited and will have a received a pole, reel, line, bait and a tacklechance to meet teachers and students. For more PHOTO KOREA SPORTFISHING ASSOCIATION box. Although the freebies came in handy, COURTESYinformation, call Karin Puffenberger at 768-9503. the experience or fishing with and learning Pak Mo-sup, Korean Sportfishing Association overall bass champion (left), teams up with Thomas from the pros was the real highlight. Hew, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 36th Signal Battalion during the pro-am Embassy visit to Busan “The pros had their arms wide open bass fishing tournament held Sunday at Chungpyeong Lake.Officials from the U.S. Embassy’s Consular and to us from the moment we stepped offImmigration offices will be available on the third the bus,” said Walt Cannon, active are a lot of different ways to cast,” said included Americans. Taking secondfloor of Busan Metropolitan Simin Municipal directory senior system administrator, Tony Choi, active directory system through fourth place with their KoreanLibrary 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Theater Network Operations Support administrator, also with TNOSC-K, who partners were Luis Rios, Kenyon PorterAmerican citizens will be able to receive consular Center - Korea. “They were stepping all been bass fishing for only about a year. and Ron Hubble of Camp Henry. Brianservices and an official from Citizenship and over themselves to teach the Americans “The good thing is that there isn’t a Allen of Camp Page took fifth place.Immigration Services will provide information their techniques. They were very helpful language barrier once everybody gets on Plaques were awarded to the top fiveregarding various immigration and naturalization and very cordial.” the boats.” teams.processes. All fees must be paid in cash. For Others enjoyed the experience as well. Fishing appeared to be an internationalmore information, visit www.asktheconsul.org. “It was great, I learned a lot. There language as four of the top five teams E-mail PutnamG@korea.army.mil
MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Page Sept. 17, 2004 27Dining facility survives exercise growing painsBy Spc. Katrina Loseke 150 people for breakfast. With the influx of people fast-paced service.111th Press Camp Headquarters, Army National Guard staying on Camp Henry during the exercise, the cooks It is that fast-paced, quality service that has won prepared breakfast for about 600 people daily. the dining facility the 8th U.S. Army Connelly Award CAMP HENRY— It may not be the Olive Garden Lunch numbers also increased from about 200 for the past two years.or even the Outback Steakhouse, but the lines for people to around 500 people, but the surprising The Connelly Award recognizes the “best in thechow and the availability of seats indicate that the numbers came in the evening. Even with the lure of Army food service.” Dining Facilities on all posts20th Support Group dining facility on Camp Henry Daegu, an overwhelming number decided they would receive a monthly inspection and then are rated onceis giving military personnel something that these well- rather eat at the dining facility. a year based on their menus, cleanliness, service,known establishments are not. To accommodate the 600 troops who ate at the and atmosphere, Bernard said. He added the award From Aug. 23 until Sept. 3, the Camp Henry dining dining facility each night, the staff set up a midnight recognizes the “best of the best” in Army food service.facility revamped its hours to feed almost three times meal to supplement the regular-evening meal. This Bernard said they are still working hard to keepthe number of people it normally feeds. This was allowed servicemembers who worked shifts during up their award-winning service.done to accommodate the servicemembers the night and slept during the day access to quality “The stress buildup we experience during thisparticipating in the Ulchi Focus Lens exercise held meals, not just a greasy snack out of a bag. exercise is great training and helps us be moreannually in Korea. The added service meant the dining facility had to prepared and efficient on our normal days,” Bernard “My Soldiers are working longer hours and feeding expand to a 24-hour operation. said.more people, yet they are striving to always better “Everyone has been really good about staying Both Bernard and Park agreed that working morethe service. That’s the kind of unit we are,” said the motivated, which helps when we are working longer hours and serving more people is a great way forCamp Henry dining facility manager Sgt. 1st Class shifts,” said food service specialist Spc. Jong Park, their dining facility to keep lifting the bar higher inDave Bernard, Headquarters and Headquarters Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 20th Area regards to the kind of service they can accomplish.Company, 20th Area Support Group. Support Group. The workers in the dining facility have said that Even with the many places on post and around Park, who has been working for the Camp Henry they will not just settle with their back-to-back wins,the city of Daegu to eat, servicemembers flocked to dining facility for a little over one year, said the but will strive for a third Connelly Award nextthe dining facility. exercise brought added excitement to his work summer. Bernard said the facility tried to create a environment. One dining facility patron said it was easy tocomfortable atmosphere. “The work is more intense and stressful, but that understand why so many service members decided “I’m not sure what people expected the food would makes it fun,” he said. “We are constantly moving. to eat at the dining facility instead of otherbe like in Korea, even on an Army base, but we have It seems like we never have a moment’s rest, which establishments. Lt. Col. Scott Witte, a Louisianagotten a great response,” he said. “People are filling makes the day fly by.” Marine Corps Reservist with the 4th Force Serviceout our comment cards and just coming in to tell us Because of the exercise, the dining facility is Support Group, said he couldn’t say enough goodwhat an excellent job we are doing.” staying open longer hours and serving more people, things about the dining facility. Bernard said the number of people the dining but the workers take it in stride. “The food has been outstanding and the servicefacility feeds tripled due to the exercise. Before the Park said he and the other Soldiers, as well as the has been great,” Witte said. “I’ve never eaten at aUFL exercise started, the cooks typically served about Korean contracted workers, are accustomed to the chow hall this willing to get us anything we need.”
MORNING CALM Page The Morning Calm Weekly 28 Sept. 17, 2004Spotlight from Page 25first class and above. Each of the units is furnished While wrapping up a spate of new construction,with living room and bedroom sets, a full-size kitchen renovations and making small but significantand a washer and a dryer. improvements in quality of life for Soldiers, Camp Carroll “I am very happy and satisfied with my room,” said didn’t forget to plan for the future.1st Sgt. Calvin Thompson, Headquarters and More construction and renovation projects are linedHeadquarters Detachment, 6th Ordnance Battalion, who up for fiscal 2005 and beyond including the renovationwas one of the first Soldiers to move in. “This is way of the post dining facility.better than what I expected. I just came to Korea not a “Sometime during (fiscal) 2005, we will begin along time ago and now I know why people say Korea much-needed DFAC renovation,” Plumley said. “Weis the assignment of choice.” will be expanding the seating capacity and changing the More than 600 Soldiers will have moved into new entire layout to bring more friendly and invitingbarracks buildings by March 2005, when all construction atmosphere for both customers and staff.”projects that broke grounds during fiscal 2003 are PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAM The installation soon will be breaking ground for aexpected to be completed. Maeng Kum-chu, a housekeeper at the Camp Carroll Army new 50-room lodge to replace the current 16-room lodge “We will have a new set of renovations beginning in Lodging Annex, touches up a room. The facility was recently that was named the 2003 Army Lodging Operation ofNovember which will take about one year to finish,” named the Army’s best in the small lodging facility category. the Year in the small category with 49 or fewer rooms.Plumley said. “That will add space for 74 more Soldiers. In addition to the new lodge and the dining facilityWith all of these extra spaces we will have, we are was to eliminate or reduce the amount of travel Soldiers renovation, a new post club with dining area, and a 12-going to focus on bringing more junior enlisted and have to spend going to Daegu for different services,” lane bowling center are in the works. The installationjunior (noncommissioned officers) on post.” Plumley said. “I am currently working with the 516th will also be renovating the existing multipurpose field More barracks buildings on post means more (Personnel Support Battalion) to have a small office and outdoor swimming pool. The new multipurposeSoldiers living and working on the installation. To down here, which should happen in a few months. field will feature artificial turf, improved lighting and aeffectively accommodate the influx of troops and their Besides the PSB office, the Civilian Personnel Advisory new score board. Volleyball and picnic areas will beneeds, Camp Carroll is looking to bring in a string of Center will have an office on post soon. Also I am added to the swimming pool complex.new and expanded service facilities including an working with Area IV transportation office to establish “In getting all these projects approved and funded, Iupgraded food court. a Personal Property Shipping Office here in Camp have received a 100 percent support from the higher Construction has already begun on a new Popeye’s Carroll.” headquarters such as Brig. Gen. (John A.) Mcdonald,fried chicken franchise in the food court. After the The Personal Property Shipping Office at Camp Col. (Donald J.) Hendrix and Command Sgt. Maj.renovation of the entire food court is over, it will include Carroll will help people who move in or out of Waegwan (Patricia A.) Keit,” Plumley said. “At some of the meetingsa Subway sandwich shop, a Pizza Hut Express replacing area by eliminating the need to travel to Daegu to I had with them, they showed big interest and supportAnthony’s Pizza and a bigger Baskin Robbins ice cream coordinate their shipments, Plumley said. for our projects and even gave some more ideas. Withshop. Installation management also worked with the Army their support, we have been able to get much done for In addition to the upgraded food court, installation and Air Force Exchange Service to implement taxi service quality of life in Camp Carroll, and we will keep strivingmanagement is planning on bringing in services that to Camp Carroll and the surrounding areas. The service to make this place the true ‘crown jewel of Area IV.’”could lessen the need of traveling to Daegu. will primarily help junior noncommissioned officers who “One of my goals when I came to Camp Carroll live off post, but can’t drive. E-mail OhDK@korea.army.mil
Page 30 MORNING CALM The Morning Calm Weekly Sep. 17, 2004 Learn Korean Easily “Nahn-bahng ahn-dweh-yo.” “Heater doesn’t work.” Language Instructor Minsook Kwon Word of the week ‘nahn-bahng’ The phrase of the week “Please fix heater.” Nahn-bahng goh-chuh joo-sae-yo. heater Please fix Conversation of the week (Bahng)-ee chah-gah-wuh-yo. Nahn-bahng ahn-dweh-yo? Ahn-dweh-yo. Nahn-bahng gee-sah boo-rue-shuh-suh-yo? Ah-jeek-yo. Bbahl-lee juhn-hwah hah-sae-yo.