The Peninsula-Wide News PublicationVolume 3, Issue 1 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA Oct. 8, 2004 Employee Civilians giving FootballSteps Crimes back to country In Korea Page 6 Page 16 Page 9In ROK, think capabilities,not numbers: LaPorteBy Jim Garamone LaPorte said the capabilities the personnel. The South Korean military is stationing of a Patriot brigadeAmerican Forces Press Service United States brings to the alliance with well-trained, well-equipped and well-led, headquarters and a second Patriot South Korea will allow the U.S. military LaPorte said. battalion with two more Patriot batteries. WASHINGTON — People have to to drop the number of troops on the What’s more, South Korea is now the This guards against North Korea’sstop thinking of capabilities solely in peninsula while maintaining security. 11th largest economy in the world, able missile threat.terms of numbers, the commander of “These capabilities allow us to focus to pay for defense. The country is more The United States has also upgradedall U.S. forces in Korea said. overmatching combat power when and than able to shoulder more of the defense Army AH-64 Apache Delta Longbow Army Gen. Leon J. LaPorte, the where we choose to defeat armed burden on the peninsula. U.S. and South helicopters. Navy and Marine Corps FA-commander of Combined Forces aggression,” he said. “United States Korean troops are interoperable, and that 18E-F Super Hornets are available toCommand, told members of the Senate forces can now be sized to provide has also beefed up capabilities. provide precision- strike capabilities dayArmed Services Committee Sept. 23 that tailored capabilities that compliment The United States will reduce the or night and in all weather. The Unitedthey need to look at the U.S. military those of the Republic of Korea ally, number of troops on the peninsula by States can also rush reinforcements toposture in Korea in terms of capabilities providing overwhelming strategic 12,000. The U.S. troops left in the the country via high-speed vessels andrather than numbers. deterrence. Our regional and strategic country are scheduled to move away Air Force C-17 airlifters, should the need “Historically, the metric of readiness reinforcement capabilities allow us to from the demilitarized zone to two hub exist.has been the number of troops on the defeat any potential North Korean bases south of the Han River. LaPorte said that consolidating U.S.ground,” LaPorte said. “However, what aggression.” Combined forces modernization forces in Korea into two hubs south ofis truly important is the complimentary Combined Forces Command has programs include more than 340 the Han River is the final component ofdeterrent and combat capabilities that 690,000 active-duty servicemembers enhancements to strengthen deterrence. transformation in the country. “Thiseach nation contributes to the security and three million reservists from the These include fielding the PAC-3 Patriot effort consists first of consolidation ofof the peninsula.” Republic of Korea and 34,000 U.S. missile system, coupled with the See “General” on Page 3AFN hosts casting call for perspective talent Macdonald toBy Sgt. Andrew KostermanKorea Region Public Affairs Office oversee Army YONGSAN – Those who have the desire MWR operationsto be on television got their chance Sept. 25 Korea Region Public Affairs OfficeatAmerican Forces Network-Korea in Seoul.The network opened it’s doors to the military YONGSAN — Brig. Gen. John A.community in search of talent for upcoming Macdonald, director of the Installationtelevision and radio advertisements scheduled Management Agency-Korea Region, hasto be on the air later this year. been selected to become commanding “We’ve been trying to get the kids in general of the U.S. Army Community andcommercials in the (United) States,” said Family Support Center, Alexandria, Va.United States Marine Corps Maj. Reggie Nominated to replace Macdonald isLewis of Yongsan. “Putting (the kids) in front Col. Harvey T. Landwermeyer, whoof the camera is great.” presently is deputy director, Personnel Both his son Jordan, 7, and daughter Management Directorate, U.S. ArmyBreanna, 11, agreed. Human Resources Command, PHOTO BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN “It was really cool,” said Breanna. “I liked Mia B. Walsh (left) reaches for a wireless microphone from Sgt. Sean Parrish, command information Alexandria, Va.putting on the (microphone).” noncommissioned officer, during a casting call Sept. 25 at AFN-Seoul. The change of directorship is Jordan added that he liked seeing himself scheduled Dec. 1. Landwermeyer alsoon the television monitors in the studio. auditioned will receive a call from the studios Parrish added that AFN is looking for “a has been nominated for promotion to Other participants in the talent search, like if a need for talent arises. wide range of talent” for its spots. He also brigadier general. The Senate mustPfc. Chanel Vestal, came from as far away “There was great participation from all said that the talent in the studio depended on confirm Landwermeyer’s promotionas Camp Casey. around the peninsula in this search,” said the person. nomination. “This is a good opportunity to try Sgt. Sean Parrish, command information “We had some real good quality out Macdonald became the Koreasomething new,” said Vestal. “I think I have noncommissioned officer. “We may use there,” said Parrish. “I already have an idea Region’s first director in October 2002,a good chance of getting a call.” one person, or we may call them all back who (AFN) will be calling.” when the Installation Management AFN received about 60 participants in the for spots. We really don’t know at thistalent search. Perspective talent that time.” E-mail Andrew Kosterman@korea.army.mil See “MWR” on Page 3
2 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Oct. 8, 2004 Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MP Blotter Univ. Army vet inspires team as Univ. of South Carolina rookie By Chris Walz by the minute. “Pops” has six children — the oldest is 16 The following entries were excerpted Army News Service years old, the youngest is 6 months — and he carries a 3.8from the past several weeks military grade point average in broadcast journalism.police blotters. These entries may be It’s not 1975. It’s not Notre Dame and the crowd is not Depending on which Gamecocks fan you talk to, Frisbyincomplete and do not determine the chanting, “Ru-Dy! Ru-Dy! Ru-Dy!” There’s not a “Touchdown can also leap tall buildings in a single bound. He has X-rayguilt or innocence of any person. Jesus” anywhere in sight. But, there’s still an underdog story to vision and can run faster than a speeding bullet. Of course, Military Police were notified of an assault on a be told. Frisby can also fly and dogs love catching him in the air.military police officer, resisting apprehension, It’s 2004. It’s Columbia, S.C., and the crowd is chanting, Well...I made that last one up.disrespect to an NCO, and disorderly conduct. A “Fris-Bee! Fris-Bee! Fris-Bee!” Despite the blurring line between fact and fiction, theU.S. Soldier was stopped in an off-post club by an South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver Tim Frisby played Gamecocks have an inspirational leader. He’s a great exampleMP who told the Soldier to go back to post due to flanker for four snaps. Why is that noteworthy? He’s a 39- of mind over matter and can help teach the young guys —his level of intoxication. Later the MP found the year-old walk-on. even the seniors — what it’s really like in the real world. NoSoldier in a different club where the Soldier was Frisby, whose locker room nickname is “Pops,” received football game will ever teach them that.told to exit the club. The Soldier became belligerent the loudest cheers Saturday and he didn’t even touch the pigskin. This story should bring a tear to the Army’s collectiveand said he would not leave the club. Two MPs tried No catches, no touchdowns. But, the crowd recognized his eye. This is not about free publicity; it’s about raising a 19-to apprehend the Soldier who resisted and struck unwavering perseverance. There’s no doubt where Frisby got year-old young man into a leader. He may inspire an Armyone MP in the face. On the ground, the Soldier his “never say die” attitude — he spent 20 years in the Army unit or a 105-man football team. Isn’t that what the Army isagain struck the MP in the face. During transportation and was Ranger-qualified with the 82nd Airborne. all about?to the Provost Marshal Office, the Soldier started There is an unquestionable age difference between Frisby Not surprisingly, movie producers have already startedhitting his head against the vehicle window and was and his teammates. Every now and again, you see some kid try knocking on his door to discuss a script. “Fris-Bee! Fris-further restrained for his safety. While being to make it in baseball, but he can’t handle a AA curveball. Bee! Fris-Bee!”restrained, the Soldier struck the MP in the jaw with Quarterbacks Chris Weinke and Matt Mauck each led their team Oh yeah, by the way, the Gamecocks beat Troy, 17-7.his head, lacerating the MP’s lower lip. The Soldier to National Championships after dabbling in baseball. Weinke Submitting commentarieswas processed, administered a series of field sobriety was 28 years old and Mauck was 25. 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The Morning Calm Weekly staff reserves the right to edit letters for length, taste and clarity.PMO for processing, and was advised of his legal So, there’s little doubt why “The Legend of Frisby” is growingrights, which he invoked. He was further processedand released to his unit. Investigation continues by Morning Calm Weekly Soundoff:military police. why? Who is going to win the World Series and why? Military Police recently uncovered an impropertransfer of a U.S. Forces Korea safety decal. Whileconducting a routine check using BIDS of a safetydecal it was revealed that the safety decal shouldhave been displayed on a different vehicle. Thecivilian driver was detained and escorted to the MPstation where the driver admitted to switching thedecal because his vehicle was in a shop for repair.He was processed, his decal was retained and he wasreleased to his sponsor. Korean National Police investigation revealed that “Boston has a sound Louis Cardinals, “St. Louis Cardinals, “The Twins, because Twins, “ Yankees, because “Ytwo unknown Korean males approached a U.S. Soldier defense and the best because of their they are close to they are alwaysoff post. One of the unknown males grabbed the Soldier, offensive starting strong offense.” my hometown.” great.”who pushed away the unknown male in self defense. lineup in baseball.” — Pfc. Jerry Mansios, 46th — Sgt. 1st Class Joel Bebuhr, — Mike Ross, Area III MWRThe unknown male brandished a knife and cut the — Spc. Joseph Mattison, 176th Transportation Company, Camp 251th Signal Detachment, business manager, CampSoldier on the right arm and fled. The Soldier returned Finance Battalion, Alpha Humphreys. Yongsan Garrison. 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The Morning Calm Weekly Koreawide 3 Oct. 8, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweeklyNEWS & NOTES U.S., Republic of Korea reach 176th FINCOM FTX The 176th Finance Battalion will conduct a field training exercise Nov. agreement on troop redeployment 1-5. In and out processing will have Army News Release Korean public’s perceptions regarding a 2006), comprising combat units, combat potential security gap. support and combat service support normal hours at the 1st Replacement The Department of Defense Specifically, the United States and the units, units associated with mission Company. There will also be customer transfer areas, and other support announced Wednesday that after several Republic of Korea agreed to the service at Camp Coiner’s Tent City. months of close consultations, the United redeployment of 12,500 U.S. troops in personnel. States and the Republic of Korea have three phases that will last until 2008. In the third and final phase, 2007- Osan Curfew Changes reached final agreement regarding the Inclusive in this redeployment is the 2nd 2008, the United States will redeploy The curfew for for the Osan Air Base June 2004 U.S. proposal to redeploy Brigade Combat Team that was sent to 2,500 troops consisting primarily of area now is midnight. The curfew 12,500 U.S. troops from Korea. Iraq in August. support units and personnel. applies to all servicemembers. Throughout these consultations, the The first phase will be conducted in As part of the agreement, the United Servicemembers must be inside the United States has made clear that it 2004 and include the 2nd Brigade Combat States will maintain a multiple launch Osan Air Base gate, at their off-base remains committed to the defense of the Team and associated units. The rocket system battalion and associated residence or hotel room by midnight, Republic of Korea, to the security and redeployment in 2004 will total about counter-fire assets on the peninsula, and every night. For more information, call stability of the region and to a 5,000 troops. initiate a review of U.S. Forces Korea 784-4044. strengthened Republic of Korea-U.S. This agreement also includes the prepositioned equipment and make alliance. The future of the alliance is transfer of certain missions from U.S. adjustments as appropriate. Marine Corps Birthday strong and will be adaptive to change and forces to Korean forces, such as South The United States will continue the responsive to the needs of the Korean Korean forces taking over security at the $11 billion investment in enhancing U.S. The U.S. Marine Corps will celebrate people. Joint Security Area in the demilitarized capabilities on the peninsula and in the its 229th year of existence with a During these consultations, the United zone, and the transfer of responsibility region to strengthen its mutual deterrent birthday ball Nov. 10 at the Grand Hyatt with South Korea. Additionally, the States and South Korea fully considered for rear area chemical decontamination Hotel Ballroom in Seoul. Tickets are the combined requirement to maintain a to a special South Korean unit. transformation of U.S. Army units in $60 or 75,000 won. E-mail robust deterrent and defense capability During the second phase, 2005-2006, Korea will continue and will lead to a email@example.com or call while increasing combat capacity. the United States will redeploy a total of significant overall increase in combat 723-7053 for information on Additionally, consultations considered the 5,000 troops (3,000 in 2005, 2,000 in capability. purchasing tickets. A cocktail reception will start 6 p.m., ceremony General from Page 1 7 p.m. and dinner 7:30 p.m. This is a forces and then their eventual relocation to the south combined ROK-U.S. capabilities to deter and, if black tie or military equivalent event. away from the Seoul metropolitan area, creating a less- n e c e s s a r y, d e f e a t a n y p o t e n t i a l N o r t h K o r e a n intrusive footprint and increasing the operational mission aggression,” he said. “Our plan is on course to enhance Information flexibility of our on- peninsula-stationed forces,” he said. the United States and Republic of Korea capabilities, to Management Conference He said that close consultations between the United shape combined roles and missions by leveraging each Registration is underway for the States and South Korea resulted in this plan. alliance member’s unique strengths and while aligning N e t w o r k E n t e r p r i s e Te c h n o l o g y LaPorte stressed that the command is ready to fight the force for sustainable long-term United States military Command’s 2004 training conference and win on the peninsula. “We are posturing the presence on the peninsula.” scheduled Oct. 26 - 29 in Seoul. “Managing Information Technology for MWR from Page 1 the Future Force” is the theme of the Agency was established. The mission of The Korea Region – one of enabling tactical units in the region to conference that will provide overviews the Installation Management Agency is to seven regions – focuses on focus on their training, deployments of key information management issues provide equitable, effective and efficient support of the 79 Army and operations. and policies specific to Korea. For management of Army installations installations in the Republic of The Community and Family information on registration, call Gary worldwide to support mission readiness Korea. Korea Region personnel Support Center provides oversight for Gnidziejko at 723-4218 or e-mail gary- and execution, enable the well-being of oversee all facets of garrison Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation firstname.lastname@example.org. Soldiers, civilians and family members, support. This includes public operations worldwide. Brig. Gen. improve infrastructure and preserve the works, Morale, Welfare and Robert L. Decker is the current Girl Scouts Registration environment. Recreation, and force protection, commanding general. Girl Scouts Overseas - Seoul are now Assignment of Choice registering and troop meetings will begin within the next two weeks. Those interested in being a Girl Scout this Sports enthusiasts swim year, would like to be an adult at Hanson Field House at volunteer, or would like more Camp Casey. Sports information, should contact Trudy programs around Korea Heard at 6355-5060 or e-mail are part of what makes email@example.com. Korea the Assignment of Choice. USACCK Closure USACCK will be closed for an organization day Oct. 15. Those with questions should call 724-6490. Editor’s Correction Kang Hyun-Ju, community health nurse for Area II, authored the story, “Doctor shares facts about tuberculosis” (Sept. 24, 2004, edition). PHOTO BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN
4 Oct. 8, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Koreawide The Morning Calm WeeklyAGR Recruiter program expandingHuman Resources Command he said of recruiting. “If you really think about it, how many jobs can you hold ST. LOUIS — The Army Reserve is where you can go out knowing that youseeking 400 enlisted Soldiers to take are changing someone’s entire life?”active-duty tours to fill new recruiter Fierro said one of his greatestpositions located across the country. memories from recruiting was an invitation Soldiers already in the Active Guard he received to put sergeant’s stripes onReserve or AGR, program will be detailed the second person he had brought intointo recruiter positions for three years. the military.These Soldiers will retain their original Beyond the intangible benefits, whichmilitary occupational specialty for future come with the job, he points out that thereassignments, officials said. They said are many other benefits to becoming an ADSoldiers who are newly hired into the AGR AGR recruiter. They include:recruiter program will hold the recruiterdesignation as their primary specialty. Promotion potential Those who are accepted into the AGR AGR recruiter positions are designedRecruiter program will attend the seven- for sergeants first class. This gives thoseweek Army Recruiter Course at Fort who succeed the opportunity to beJackson, S.C. promoted to this level, officials said. “We are looking for those Soldiers whowant to volunteer to take on the Special Duty Assignment Paychallenging mission of those in recruiting,” $450 is paid monthly to AGRsaid Sgt. 1st Class Gabriel Fierro, recruiters.recruiting program noncommissioned More about how to become a detailedofficer, with the Army Reserve Active or newly hired AGR recruiter can beDuty Management Directorate at U.S. learned by visiting the the AGR section of GOESArmy Human Resources Command – St. the U.S. Army Human ResourcesLouis. “We work hard to place our Command – St. Louis Web site at https:/volunteers where they want to be.” / w w w. 2 x c i t i z e n . u s a r. a r m y. m i l / Fierro served as an AGR detailed soldierservices/programs/agr/recruiter from 1997 to 2000. “I loved it,” agrdetailedrecruiter.asp‘Blue to Green’ warriors completing transitionBy Spc. Andrea Eppel In the past, the average break in serviceArmy News Service for Soldiers taking the course has been five and a half years, Oakley said, with FORT KNOX, Ky. — The first class the time of separation ranging from 24of the Warrior Transition Course turning hours to 14 years.former Sailors and Airmen into Soldiers, Spc. Brandon Beaver, formerly a petty HEREgraduated Sept. 30. officer third class in the Navy, is in the The class, which began Sept. 2, had current Warrior Transition Course.26 trainees. But only a handful were “My grandmother told me about it,”former Airmen and Sailors taking part in Beaver said. With his Navy contractthe Army’s new “Blue to Green” program. expiring, he wanted to stay in the military,The rest were Soldiers with breaks in he called his recruiter and asked about theservice, officials said. program. Another Warrior Transition Course “No one really knew about it when Iwas scheduled to begin Thursday at Fort first asked,” he said.Knox, and officials there said they expect Beaver said he liked the idea of beingabout 100 of the trainees to be from the able to keep his rank and the ability toBlue to Green program. Under the new transfer into a similar military occupationalrecruiting program, Sailors and Airmen specialty.can maintain their current job specialty Another new Soldier, Pvt. Stevenand rank by enlisting in the Army. Scott, is a former Airman. Scott heard In the four-week course, the new about the program from his recruiter. HeSoldiers learn about rank structure and said his recruiter called him and told himidentification, Army courtesies, and other about the program, because it would meandifferences between the services. he wouldn’t have to repeat basic training. “We will teach them such things as Both Soldiers are experiencing thebasic rifle marksmanship with the M-16,” challenge of changing branch-specificsaid Capt. Thomas Oakley, commander formalities.of Company C of the 1st Battalion, 46th The more formal Army courtesies,Infantry, which conducts the Warrior such as parade rest, are challenging toTransition Course. The course itself is not Beaver. He said he has always worked innew, he explained, as it has been a multi-service environment, and is nowconducted for years to get Soldiers with trying to adjust to training in where thebreaks in service “back up to speed.” courtesies are enforced. Oakley referred to the course’s The Soldiers also train up in the corecurriculum as a “condensed version of warrior tasks and drills.what the privates will get in basic “The intent on that is so everyone—ittraining.” doesn’t matter what MOS they are— All of the Soldiers have been through a everyone needs those basic skills to gobranch-specific basic training, he said, so out into the battlefield and survive, whetherthis 28-day course is more of a refresher they’ll be a driver or an infantryman,” saidfor them. Oakley.
Oct. 8, 2004 Page 5 Veterans recall 1976 DMZ ‘axe murder incident’ pruning or there would be trouble. back, forcing him to the ground where When Bonifas did not order the Bonifas was beaten to death. Barrett operation to stop, one KPA guard was was also attacked. The KPA soldiers sent back across the Bridge of No used the mattox and axes the treeBy Spc. Chris Stephens Return on foot. trimming detail was using to prune the2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office Shortly thereafter, tree as weapons. a KPA guard truck The North Korean attack was CAMP RED CLOUD — The came roaring across “Kill the U.S. broken up when a UNC Soldiermorning of Aug. 18, 1976, started just the bridge with more drove his 2.5 ton truck into thelike any other day for Spec. 4 Mark Aggressors!” KPA guards. Pak fight and over Bonifas to protect — Senior Lt. Pak ChulLuttrull and his fellow Soldiers stationed again demanded the him.near the demilitarized zone. work to stop. The UNC Security Force At 10 a.m., he reported to his Bonifas again ignored his warning. then withdrew, but not before twocompany orderly room in preparation Seeing that he was losing control, Pak American Army officers wereto take Joint Security Force commander took off his wristwatch, wrapped it in killed. A ROK Army officer,Capt. Arthur G. Bonifas on that day’s his handkerchief and put it in his pocket. three Koreanassignment. But, this assignment was Another North Korean rolled up his Augmentations to theno ordinary one – this assignment sleeves. Pak then shouted “Mi-kun-ul- U.S. Army Soldiers andentailed trimming a tree that blocked the chu-ki-gi-cha.” Translated, it means, four U.S. enlisted menview of one of their checkpoints from “Kill the U.S. Aggressors.” were also wounded.an observation post inside the JSA. The UNC security force was For Lt. Col. “Our plan was to trim the tree attacked by a superior force of 30 KPA Michael Brouillette,because we were always afraid our guards wielding pick handles, knives, who was a private firstguard at Check Point Three would be clubs and axes.kidnapped and whisked away across the Pak jumped on Bonifas from the See Incident on Page 8‘Bridge of No Return,’” Luttrull said.“The tree was large and in full foliage,not to mention the North Korean guardshad been coming to Checkpoint Threeharassing our guards. We couldn’t getpictures to prove it, because of the tree.” Bonifas departed a meeting andinformed Luttrull he wanted him to turnin his TA-50 gear. “He said he had to turn it in becausehe was PCSing from Korea in two days,and he trusted me to do it,” Luttrull said.“It was the only assignment in the oneyear I was his driver and guard that Iwasn’t on with him. It puzzled me,because we had been through our shareof dangerous moments together.” After receiving his orders, Luttrullwent to complete his mission for hiscommander without a second thought. At 10:40 a.m. Bonifas, along with 1stLt. Mark T. Barrett, a United NationsCommand work force consisting offive Korean Service Corps, UNCSecurity Force and a Republic of Korea PHOTOS COURTESY 2ND INFANTRY DIVISION MUSEUMArmy officer, started to prune the tree Photographs from the demilitarized zone show a melee Aug. 18, 1976, as North Korean forces wield pick handles, knives, clubs and axes.near Checkpoint Three. Shortly after the KSC work forcearrived at the tree and began to trim it,(North) Korean People’s Armypersonnel appeared at the work site. For a short time, the KPA securityforce observed the pruning withoutapparent concern. Suddenly, the KPA security forcecommander, Senior Lt. Pak Chul,demanded the JSF commander cease North Koreans demand the trimming stop. A truckload of 30 KPA forces is set to arrive. A fight breaks out as KPA forces attack.
6 Oct. 8, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area I The Morning Calm WeeklyGarrison official uncovers illegal activitiesBy David McNally “A great number of unauthorized vehicles tried to empty bottles and cans from people using the facility,”Area I Public Affairs Office enter but were turned back,” he said. he said. The officials returned to the bowling center to Later, MWR officials said the empty bottles and MUNSAN — A Camp Casey Garrison official inspect identification cards, and found all of the people cans were left over from the previous night.happened upon an illegal transfer of goods and services in the center were unauthorized customers. One customer tried to cash-in about $500 worthhere Sept. 17. Vicente asked the bowling center manager for a of gambling profits, but Vicente and Ruffin stopped Anthony Vicente, U.S. Army Garrison, Camp copy of the cash register sales report to analyze sales the transaction because of “him not being authorizedCasey, deputy to the garrison commander found about for the day. to play there.”20 Korean civilians gambling at slot machines, eating “The response was ‘no sales entries were made asand drinking at 2:15 p.m. at the U.S. Army’s Morale, of that time,’ however, evidence around tables showed See A ctivities on Page 8Welfare and Recreation bowling center at this smallWestern Corridor installation, known as RC-4, orRecreation Center-4. Employee faces questions over veggies The installation was formally Camp Pelham, which Area I Public Affairs Office Camp Casey director of plans, mobilization andclosed in the 1990s, but the installation still has training.recreation facilities to serve Western Corridor Soldiers. CAMP MOBILE — Alert Army officials spotted Lowe and Garrison Force Protection Specialist “I was driving from Camp Giant to Camp Garry a suspicious vehicle Sept. 24 attempting to leave Christopher Ruffin found two large garbage bagsOwen,” Vicente said. “I noticed several vehicles parked Camp Mobile. under a pallet in the back seat of a Morale, Welfareoutside the building. I decided to check their decals.” “We noted an individual exiting the Camp Mobile and Recreation worker’s car. Vicente said about 12 vehicles were in the area, gate with a wooden pallet in the back seat of his “A check of the two bags revealed numerousbut only two had U.S. Forces Korea decals. heads of lettuce, bags of mushrooms and broccoli,” “After I finished inspecting the vehicles, I walked vehicle,” said Victor Lowe, U.S. Army Garrison, Lowe said. “A check of the vehicle trunk revealedto the main entrance door and found it closed,” Vicente a large stack of wood, which looked to have beensaid. “Even though the sign stated open for business used at one time.”at 1 p.m.” Lowe discovered that the employee worked at Vicente checked the bowling center’s side doors an MWR warehouse, and both the vegetables andand found all of them locked, except for one. the wood had come from a warehouse storage area. “I entered the facility and found the place dark, Officials confirmed the food and wood had notbut with approximately 20 Korean Nationals gambling been donated or authorized for the employee toat the slot machines, eating and drinking.” remove from the warehouse. Vicente identified the bowling center manager, and The incident was turned over to military policecontacted the military police and the garrison force investigators. Officials are taking steps to startprotection specialist. disciplinary procedures on the employee. “While outside the building waiting, I noticed an “Though a small and seemingly insignificant find,extraordinary amount of vehicles entering and leaving this individual may have been removing these typethe facility without any challenge from the Korean items for years undetected,” Lowe said. “If he wassecurity guard.” allowed to walk then he would only continue, once After Garrison Force Protection Specialist everyone had forgotten.”Christopher Ruffin arrived, the two officials took “If you take a few bags of fresh vegetables daily,photographs of the unauthorized vehicles and closed PHOTO BY VICTOR LOWE you could stock an entire store by the end of thethe installation’s gate. Under a wooden pallet, officials found bags of lettuce, week,” said Col. Jeff Christiansen, Area I Vicente said they turned back vehicles trying to mushrooms and broccoli, allegely pilfered from a Camp commander. “This is another chip into fraud andenter the area, except those on official business. Mobile warehouse theft.” NEWS & NOTES Education center almost set to ring bell CID offers reward By David McNally The Criminal Investigation Division is offering a Area I Public Affairs Office $1,000 reward for information leading to the successful apprehension and prosecution of the CAMP STANLEY — Garrison person or persons responsible for stealing six officials are set to unveil a newly renovated education center here the first U.S.government Compaq desktop computers, and week of November. nine Hansol flat screen computer monitors. The The former Camp Stanley Post equipment was taken from Building 3752, Camp Exchange was gutted and redesigned to Hovey, between Aug. 15 - Sept. 13. Anyone with become a premiere educational facility information pertaining to the whereabouts of these for Camp Stanley and Uijeongbu items and/or person or person responsible for Enclave, officials said. the theft is urged to contact the CID office at “Everything is brand new,” said Dr. 730-3820 or 011-695-1784. Identity can remain Robert Drake, the Camp Stanley confidential. This reward expires on Sept. 30, education services specialist. “We’re 2005. also going to be getting a lot of furniture from the Western Corridor.” PHOTO BY DAVID MCNALLY FAST Class Drake explained how the turnover of This 1950s-era Quonset hut stands ready for a new future as home to the Camp Stanley The Camp Red Cloud Education Center is U.S. bases near the demilitarized zone Education Center. The structure was the former site of the post exchange. will turn into a boon of desks and holding a Functional Acedemic Skills Training computers to outfit the Camp Stanley Soon after the June 14 grand “The classrooms are twice as large class, or FAST, for GT-score improvement 8 Education Center. opening of the new Camp Stanley Post as our old ones,” Drake said. “If you a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 - 22. Interested Soldiers Officials at U.S. Army Garrison, Exchange, Korean construction blindfolded someone and took them must take the pretest of adult basic education, Camp Red Cloud, said they invested workers set about transforming the inside, they wouldn’t know they were which is offered 8 a.m. every Monday at the $230,000 into the construction project. 1950s-era Quonset hut. The new inside a Quonset hut.” education center. Registration for this class ends In all, this year the garrison has funded facility has three large classrooms, a Drake said the increased space will Oct. 15. $4.5 million worth of Camp Stanley multi use learning facility and sufficient projects. office space. See Center on Page 8
The Morning Calm Weekly Area I Oct. 8, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 7Nutrition plays important role in weight lossBy Pfc. Stephanie Pearson serving suggestions for each of the food single-food diets. serving, and most people drink the wholeArea I Public Affairs Office groups in proportion to the amounts a She also cautioned Soldiers about using bottle,” she said, “But in reality, there are person should consume each day to get vitamin supplements, saying that while two and half servings in that bottle!” CAMP CASEY — Watching what the maximum benefit of nutrients (see some have real benefits, students should Beverages are a huge source of hiddenyou eat is just as important as watching chart). beware of any that make questionable calories, Clyde added, calling themhow much you eat when trying to lose In addition to maintaining a healthy claims, such as weight loss, higher energy “empty” calories because they offer littleweight. balance of foods, Clyde warned the class levels or improved physical performance. nutritional value. This also includes alcohol Nutrition instructors teach Soldiers that to avoid fad diets, which often limit which Some supplements are even dangerous, – one gram of alcohol contains sevenmessage in the “Weigh to Stay” program. foods you can eat. and there are unfortunately not many laws calories, compared to one gram ofThe 121st General Hospital nutrition “Fad diets frequently lack important governing the production and sale of carbohydrates or one gram of protein,department offers the class here in nutrients,” she explained, “and while they supplements. each of which has four calories. Oneconjunction with Area I community health usually lead to rapid weight loss, it is not “Reconsider the use of vitamins,” gram of fat contains nine calories.services. fat loss and most often is not long-term. Clyde urged. Clyde left the class with the following To lose weight, you should not have They also support unhealthy eating Another important resource in basic nutrition guidelines:to eliminate any foods from your diet, said habits.” maintaining proper nutrition is food labels, eat a variety of foodsMaj. Shelly Clyde, chief of clinical dietetics Clyde said recognizing a fad diet is easy, Clyde said. Found on most food eat often - four to five small meals aat the 121st General Hospital and one of and advised the Soldiers to stay away packages, these labels offer a lot of day are better than two or three big mealsthe class instructors. In addition to giving from diets that offer a “magic” or information about nutritional content. don’t skip mealsyou energy to function in the form of “miracle” weight-loss food; require But the most important piece of strive to eat the proper number ofcalories, food is also the main source of you to eat bizarre quanitities of a information on that label, Clyde servings each daynutrients which are essential for preventing certain food; prescribe rigid menus said, is the serving size. Look at choose lower-fat foodsdiseases. It is important to use balance in or specific food combinations; how many servings are in each drink eight to 10 glasses of water ameal planning to ensure that you are getting don’t require an increase in package, she said, explaining dayproper nutrients from a variety of food physical activities; or promise that a lot of people think one include all foods in moderationsources. a weight loss greater than package is one serving, read labels The best way to do this is by using the one to two pounds per when in reality it is often be active, and keep a food and activityfood guide pyramid, Clyde said. week. Examples of two or more. log The U.S. Department of Agriculture these include liquid “For example, a By following these simple guidelines,created the food pyramid in 1992 as a diets, low- 20-ounce bottle of Clyde said, Soldiers can achieve – anduniversal tool for healthy eating. This carbohydrate soda has 250 diets, and calories per maintain – a healthy weight and lifestyle.familiar chart separates foods into sixgroups: grains, vegetables, fruits, meat (Editor’s note: This is part two in a ILLUSTRATION COURTESY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE three-part series on weight control.)and meat alternatives, milk and milk The food guide pyramid was created by the U.S. Departmentproducts, and fats and sweets. Using a of Agriculture in 1992 as a tool to promote healthy eating. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org structure, the guide offers Garrison alleviates traffic, parking problems USO program builds Area I Public Affairs Office “This parking lot represents a quality of life improvement for our Korean workforce, who community relations CAMP CASEY — Garrison officials comes on post everyday to support us and By Pfc. Stephanie Pearson joined the group over dinner braved heavy rains Oct. 1 in a ribbon-cutting operate things on this camp,” he said. “Now Area I Public Affairs Office in honoring the Soldiers and ceremony to inaugurate Camp Casey’s new they all have a place to park here, and I’m units who volunteered last employee parking lot. more willing to sign vehicle decals for our CAMP CASEY — Soldier term. Lt. Col. Stephen Murray, U.S. Army employees to drive on post.” volunteers met with Korean “Many of our school Garrison, Camp Casey commander, explained The new lot, located next to Maude Hall, educators at the Warrior ’s members are grateful for your that officials began looking for a place to build has 75 spaces. Murray asked golf course, Club Oct. 1 to celebrate the service,” said Rhee Myung- the parking lot in response to concerns about commissary and post-exchange employees and beginning of the fall term of sook, superintendent, traffic and parking congestion along Casey concessionaires to use the new parking lot, the USO Virtues Program. Tongducheon department of Boulevard., the post’s main thoroughfare. leaving store-front spaces for customers. “The USO Virtues education. “I hope that Development Program was through this type of program, created in 2002 to support the relationship between Gen. (Leon) LaPorte’s Good Tongducheon city and Camp Neighbor Program,” said Sally Casey will be strengthened.” Hall, Camp Casey USO When the program began, director. “It is an English-as- only two schools and 15 a-second-language project volunteers were involved. where units adopt a school This term, the fourth, will see for twelve weeks, and teach 44 volunteers at all of English to elementary-grade Tongducheon’s 11 schools. schoolchildren.” Rhee said she hopes to The program’s three main bring the program to objectives are to strengthen Tongducheon middle schools existing good relations next. between the Korean and “The growth of this military communities, improve program has been the morale of U.S. Soldiers in tremendous,” said Lt. Col. Korea through participation in Stephen Murray, U.S. Army a community-service project Garrison, Camp Casey and interaction with Korean commander. “I’m really PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON culture, and to help Korean excited and proud of our Maude Hall looms behind the new employee parking lot on Camp Casey. The new lot was opened Oct. 1 children learn English more Soldiers for participating.” for commissary, golf course and post-exchange employees. effectively, Hall said. Garrison and USO officials E-mail email@example.com
8 Oct. 8, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area I The Morning Calm WeeklyIncident from Page 5who was a private first class at the weaponry went, just M-16’s and .45-time, the “axe murders” were calibers.”something that hit home. “We wanted revenge real bad,” On June 26 of that same year, while Ferguson said. “We were hoping thatdriving his jeep in the JSA, Brouillette the big decision makers were goingwas attacked by 15-20 KPA guards. to come up with a good plan to allow “At that time all I could think about us to kill a few, whether we died orwas getting the heck out of there – not. Those were our guys that died,alive,” he said. “I feel very blessed to and we were an extremely close-knitnot have been killed that day. That unit.”day also made me realize how real our To the dismay of many Soldiers,fight with communism was.” revenge was not something they Upon finding out about the “axe would be afforded the opportunitymurders,” Brouilette said he had a to get.burning desire to get revenge. “Although we didn’t do what we “After the incident, I volunteered wanted, I learned that sometimesto be the new company commander’s there is a better way to do things,driver for a year and extend a year, although it may not feel as satisfying,”which was unheard of back then,” Ferguson said.Brouilette said. The better way to do things would Reactions of other Soldiers around come three days later during Operationthe DMZ were the same. Paul Bunyan. “We were all perturbed at whathappened in the JSA,” said Bill (Editor’s Note: This is the firstFerguson, who was a specialist 4 at story in a three-part series. Look forthe time. “Most of the Americans, and the American reaction to the incidenta good portion of the KATUSAs in the next issue of the Morning Calmwanted to go up there and kick what Weekly.)butt we could before they mowed usdown. We didn’t have much as far as E-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgActivities from Page 6 During the same afternoon, the two However, Vicente and Ruffin soonofficials stopped a Western Corridor found the vehicle was instead loadedDirectorate of Public Works utilities with tax-free cigarettes and gingsengdivision truck from entering the RC- drinks.4 compound. Officials are taking steps to start “None of the three DPW employees disciplinary procedures on theproduced a record to justify their visit employees.to RC-4,” Vicente said. “During the “All three DPW employees will beconversation with them, I noticed charged with illegal transfer ofseveral plastic bags in the back of the goods,” Vicente said. “A militaryvehicle and behind the chairs. I asked police report will follow soon.”them what was inside these bags.Their response was ‘food.’” E-mail email@example.comCenter from Page 6translate into better educational The center will feature a computeropportunities. lab with 19 computer systems, as “We’ll be able to expand the well as a new reception area to takenumber of courses the two schools, care of Soldiers when they come in.Central Texas College and University “One of the beauties of thisof Maryland, are going to offer,” he building is, it is totally centralizedsaid. to the camp,” Drake said. “Before, E a r l i e r t h i s y e a r, t h e s e n i o r Soldiers would come to thetactical commander on Camp education center looking for theirSt a n l e y, C o l . R o s s R i d g e , 2 n d class, and we’d have to send themInfantry Division Artillery to another building.”commander, said college classes As workers put the finishinghappen at conference rooms all over touches on the renovated facility, thethe installation. education center staff continues to “Uijeongbu has one of the largest seek out more furniture andclass enrollments in all of Korea,”Ridge said at an installation planning computers. They said they hopeboard meeting, “but, we lack space.” everything will be in place for a “Classroom space is always in grand opening during Americancompetition with storage and office Education Week in November.space,” said William Kapaku, deputy Kapaku said the former educationto the garrison commander, USAG, center may be host to high-trafficCRC. “We’re always looking at personnel needs, like thewhere we can expand classroom identification card office, or otherspace. Clearly, Camp Stanley leads key services delivered through thethe way with the number of college 509th Personnel Services Battalion.class enrollments, so this renovatedcenter should help the community.” E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 8, 2004 Page 9SCRA and howit helps you: the Civilians giving back to country By Alex Harrington my greatest success in working in federal United States Forces Korea and 8th, U.S.servicemember Area II Public Affairs Office service,” said Sligar, adding, “My service Army,” said Bouchard. with 1st Signal Brigade has been most Coming from a poor family, SligarBy Capt. Rochelle M. Howard YONGSAN — For more than 238 fulfilling.” knows the meaning of hard work andYongsan Law Center years Army civilians have been serving the In his work he enjoys helping those what it takes to go out and earn money. U.S. Army in many facets as clerks, skilled around him to achieve excellence and self- “I’ve never been unemployed my YONGSAN — “I heard I can get tradesmen, physicians, teamsters and actualization. whole life,” said Sligar, while he leanedmy credit card interest rates reduced to common laborers. “This may sound a little corny, but back in his chair. “There wasn’t a time6 percent, is this true?” This is the most It is commonly accepted that the first when I help people I feel most satisfied where I did not have a job, and I attributecommon consumer question that I hear true civilian was Richard that to a willingness to work. Ifrom my clients as a Legal Assistance Peters, Esq., a lawyer, who often hear people lamentingAttorney here in Yongsan. This question served as Secretary of the about not having a job that theystems from the protections that are newly formed Board of War truly desire…or want…orprovided to servicemembers in the and Ordnance, established in maybe even deserve. And IServicemembers’ Civil Relief Act. June 1776, as a committee of probably had some of those The SCRA is a revised version of Congress, according to a feelings, but I was alwaysthe original act, the Soldiers’ and personnel study. willing to take what I could getSailors’ Civil Relief Act that was Today, there are more than when I needed a job.”enacted in 1940. The SCRA became 200,000 civilians in the Army The awards and nearly 30effective on Dec. 19, 2003. There is workforce, with hundreds years of working for the Army largely no deployed overseas, including are not, according to Sligar, the difference the Republic of Korea, most important things in his life. between performing maintenance, real “A job is just a job…a means t h e estate functions, engineering, to put food on the table and SSCRA auditing, morale, welfare, and clothes on your back,” he said. and the recreation, safety, personnel “The most important things in SCRA. management and other this life are God and my family.” Brush Sligar Soper However, sustainment-related functions. Although, Sligar indicated the SCRA In 1st Signal Brigade there are more than and fulfilled. I take great satisfaction in that he regrets spending too much time clarifies, 150 U.S. civilians working to support the being able to help someone to accomplish on the job, instead of balancing his work simplifies brigade’s mission throughout the peninsula, their job when they believe it needs to be with quality time with his family. a n d according to a resource management accomplished, and it is much easier to “Regrettably, I missed out on those Howard somewhat official. help them when you understand what important times with my own children,” expands they need to accomplish,” said Sligar. and emphasized “I hope to have someon the original servicemember Ed Sligar Since 1984, Sligar proved to be an grandchildren and regain some of thoseprotections. For one such individual, Ed Sligar, has integral part of 1st Signal Brigade, missed opportunities that I missed with Servicemembers have many been serving 1st Signal Brigade for more emphasized Col. Ronald Bouchard, my son and daughter.”protections in the SCRA. The than 20 years as the principle financial former 1st Signal Bde. commander.following protections are the most consultant and resource manager here in “His efficient and economic use of Allan Sopercommonly used: the ROK. resources coupled with his innovative Following his 20-year service with the A right to a stay of proceedings “From my past experiences in the private approach to anticipating future needs have U.S. Air Force, telecommunicationwhen the servicemember is a sector—operating my own business or greatly contributed to providing mission specialist Allan Soper feels that the trainingdefendant in a civil proceeding; working for state government—I found critical, war fighting military systems for he received during his military career A maximum interest rate of 6 benefits 1st Signal Brigade today. “All the training and classes I receivedpercent on debts incurred beforemilitary service; Week Area II Fire Prevention Week while serving in the Air Force equipped Precludes any eviction of a me to better serve 1st Signal Brigadeservicemember and the service today,” said Soper and added, “The Airmember’s family members without a Force afforded me the opportunity tocourt order; and learn the basic principles of being a Possible termination of pre- manager.”service residential and vehicle leasesupon entry into military service or Bill Brushwhen permanently changing stations. Another 1st Signal employee, Army veteran Bill Brush, has worked for the Stay of proceedings Department of the Army for over 40 years, For the servicemember to request and continues to support the Soldiers as athis protection, which can occur at management analyst in the brigade’sany stage of the proceedings, the resource management department.servicemember must be the named “I truly enjoy my job, working withdefendant and must be serving in the my colleagues and serving the Soldiers,”military at the time of the original filing Brush said. “After leaving the Army inof the proceeding. The servicemember 1966, I readily accepted an opportunitycan then write any type of with the same organization that proved PHOTO BY PVT. SEO KI-CHULcommunication to the court stating to be the beginning of my career in the Nicky Benson (middle), a member of the infant school, participates in the outdoor fire prevention government.”that their military duties preclude their instruction in front of the South Post Chapel on Oct. 5. See Law on Page 10 E-mail email@example.com
10 Oct. 8, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area II The Morning Calm Weekly NEWS & NOTES USFK personnel participate in marathon participate Commander’s Hotline By John A. Nowell in reference to two delegations, one sincere appreciation also goes out to The Commander’s Hotline e-mail address is Area II Public Affairs Office from Riverside, Calif. and the other Mayor Kwon and his staff for putting firstname.lastname@example.org. For more from Zhongshan District of Dalian, together this wonderous event,” said information, call 738-5017. YONGSAN — More than 500 China, who were visiting Gangnam-gu Campbell. United States Forces Korea personnel in conjunction with the marathon. “This marathon is just one example Holiday Greetings Video had the unique opportunity to join the Ronald O. Loveridge, mayor of of the strength of our commitment to There is a free “Holiday Greetings” video program citizens of Gangnam-gu in the Second Riverside, offered his congratulations each other,” said Campbell. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Dragon International Peace Marathon held in in the ceremony. “I would like to take The marathon began as a suggestion Hill Lodge Courtyard. For more information, call the Olympic Stadium Sunday. this opportunity to congratulate the by Grandmaster Tong-suk Chun, 738-7354. The mayor of Gangnam-gu, Moon City of Gangnam for its leadership and chairman and chief executive officer Yong Kwon, welcomed more than initiative in the celebration of the of the World Cultural and Sports USACCK Closure 6,500 runners at the day’s event in a International Peace Marathon. Foundation, Inc., based in Los The U.S. Army Contracting Command Korea will brief ceremony before an estimated Gangnam’s encouragement of peace Angeles. be closed for its Organization Day Picnic Oct. 15. crowd of 20,000, most of them well and accord on this day, are principles “I made a suggestion to Mayor For more information, call 724-6490. wishers and family members of the to be admired and emulated Kwon, two years ago, to host an event participating runners. throughout the world,” said to promote peace and understanding Itaewon Global Village “The 2004 International Peace Loveridge. for the citizens of Gangnam-gu with Marathon Marathon is designed to facilitate peace Lt. Gen. Charles C. Campbell, the United States Forces Korea to There is a marathon competition sponsored by for mankind. We invited foreigners commanding general, 8th U.S. Army, counter the anti-American mood that Itaewon Special Tourism Zone Association 2 - 4 residing in Korea, 8th U.S. Army also attended the ceremony and offered had built up following the accidental p.m. Oct. 17 at Itaewon Boulevard. This marathon Soldiers and their families, Gangnam- his congratulations. death of two Korean girls in June competition is open to all. For registration and gu’s international sister cities, as well “On behalf of 8th Army Soldiers and 2002,” said Chun. more information, call 02-757-6161. as Korean citizens to the peace their families, I want to extend our “I am so happy to see this event marathon to make a better world gratitude to the citizens of Gangnam- continue as an annual event to promote Army Competitive together,” said Kwon. gu for your continued support of the better understanding and citizenship Categor y Promotion Kwon’s mention of sister cities was Korean-United States Alliance. My between our two nations as a Good Bo a r d ar Neighbor Program,” concluded Chun. There is a promotion board for all first lieutenants The 8th U.S. Army Band as well as with a date of rank of March 31, 2004 and earlier, a taekwon-do demonstration team from for promotion to Captain. Applicants need to 2nd Infantry Division provided update promotion file. Selection board will meet entertainment in the day-long festival. Oct. 26. Contact Personnel Services Detacment USFK personnel who participated in for records update. the marathon had their choice of running a full marathon, half-marathon, OCS Board a 10 kilometer or 5-kilometer run said The Area II Support Activity local Officer Capt. Steven Jung, assistant chief of Candidate School board will meet 9:30 a.m. staff, civil affairs for 8th Army. Nov. 1 at the Command Conference Room, Spc. Heather Kinzey, 8th U.S. Army, Building 4305, Room 107. For more information, assistant chief of staff, G2, won the call 738-5017. female category in the 10-kilometer run with a time of 40:22. She was the only AC AP Briefings USFK participant to place in the four If your unit is in Area II and you would like an venues and she received a first place ACAP briefing at your facility, contact the ACAP trophy and gift certificate for 500,000 manager, Laddie Broz. Briefings usually last about won. one-half hour depending on unit participation. “We had over 500 personnel They can be held Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. PHOTO BY JOHN NOWELL participating in the event with units as – 5 p.m. For more information, call 738-7322. The full marathon (42.195 kilometer) was the first event to begin. Here at the 3 second mark is far away as the 307th Signal Battalion Pfc. John Rodrigues (registration # 816), Company B, 307th Signal Battalion, just below the stationed at Camp Carroll in Pet Care Center clock surrounded by mostly Korean runners in this event. The winner of the full marathon was Lee Waegwan,” said Jung. Customers going on permanent change of station Myung-kun with a time of 2 hours 32 minutes 22 seconds. He was presented with a round -trip or having other emergencies can make special E-mail NowellJ@korea.army.mil airplane ticket to attend the Boston Marathon as well as a 700,000 won gift certificate. arrangements for pick-up services. Pick up from the Pet Care Center is the only service that will be provided on authorized closing days. For more Law from Page 9 information, call 738-5254. ability to appear. reduced to an interest rate not higher than If the court decides to grant the 6 percent. This request has to be sent to Residential and vehicle lease Funded Legal Education request, the civil proceeding will be the consumer agency in writing within termination Program postponed for a period of no less than the first 180 days of military service. The Lastly, servicemembers have the The Office of The Judge Advocate General is 90 days. If the court decides to refuse servicemember is also required to submit option to terminate any residential or offering the Army’s Funded Legal Education to grant the protection, the court must a copy of their orders bringing them onto vehicle lease upon entering into military Program. The Program is open to commissioned appoint counsel to represent the active duty. Further, the consumer service (without a military clause in their officers in the rank of second lieutenant through servicemember in his absence of the agency is required to forgive any interest lease) or on the date of permanently captain. Applicants must have at least two years civil proceedings. The theory of this charged to a servicemember over 6 changing stations for a period of over of total active federal service at the time training protection is to not force the percent on all pre-service debt. 180 days. Again, the servicemember’s begins. For more information, call 723-3423 or servicemember to leave his military request for this protection must be in e-mail at email@example.com. duties and take his vacation time to Eviction protection writing to the landlord. defend themselves anytime someone Another common protection of the The SCRA is a great asset to military Army Substance Abuse wishes to sue himself in court. new SCRA is that landlords are prohibited personnel. Congress has enacted all of Program from evicting servicemembers and their these protections to recognize our Army Substance Abuse Program provides Six percent protection family members from residential service in the military. Our comprehensive substance abuse treatment as The second most common protection premises during their military service servicemembers should be properly well as prevention training and education for is the maximum rate of interest of 6 without a court order. This is a very advised and the Legal Assistance Office all residents in Yongsan / Area II. ASAP is percent. Upon entry into military service, simple protection that protects the can help. located in building 5531. For more information, servicemembers are entitled to request servicemember during all times of his call 736-5060. that any interest on loans or debts be military service. E-mail Rochelle.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Morning Calm Weekly Area II Oct. 8, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 11 Tours Entertainment Cultural Events, Tours and Enter tainment Experience Greater Seoul USO Tours Royal Asiatic Tour Entertainment Panmunjum (DMZ) Tour – 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 Bukchon Walking Tour – 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Festival – The 7th Seoul International p.m. Saturday Saturday Dance Festival will be at the Seoul Arts Center Mt. Sorak Overnight Tour – Saturday - Monday Jeju-do Tour – 8:30 a.m. Saturday - Sunday 8 p . m . Tu e s d a y - T h u r s d a y. F o r m o r e Korean Traditional Stage at Chongdong Theater Kiln Tour (Icheon Ceramic Festival) – Sunday information, call 02-763-1178. – 3 - 7 p.m. Sunday Andong Tour – Oct. 16 - 17 Concert – The New York Philharmonic Seoul Land and Zoo Tour – 6 - 10 p.m. Monday Masterpieces of Silk Embroidery Tour – Oct. Orchestra Concert will be held 7:30 p.m. Ichon Pottery Shopping Tour – 8 a.m. - 4 16 Thursday. For more information, call 02-399- p.m. Tuesday Odaesan National Park and Woljongsa Temple 1114. Insadong Night Tour – 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tuesday Tour – Oct. 17 Art Fair – 2004 Seoul International Art Fair will be at the Seoul Arts Center 11 a.m. - For more information, call the Seoul USO office Call 02-763-9483 for more information about 1 0 p . m . To d a y - We d n e s d a y. F o r m o r e at 02-792-3380. Royal Asiatic Society events. information, call 02-514-9292.ROKA nurses visit 121st HospitalStory, photo by Alex Harrington Capt. Miguel Deleon, chief of clinical education,Area II Public Affairs Office emphasized that the visit afforded a chance for the ROKA nurses to gain better insight on how the Army YONGSAN — Nurses from the Republic of Korea conducts emergency medical services.Armed Forces Capital Hospital visited 121st General “This tour gives the ROKA officers a basicHospital, located at Yongsan Army Garrison, to learn understanding of what each inpatient unit offers, inand compare ROK/U.S. emergency service systems, terms of patient care and staffing,” said Deleon. “They,Sept. 22. in turn, will utilize some of theses experiences and “This visit allows the ROKA registered nurses to possibly apply it toward their concept of operations,”compare ROK medical services to the U.S. Army’s and added, “It is a win-win situation.”emergency care system,” said 1st Lt. Ko Hi-Eun, who The visit also strengthens the alliance between theis currently training at 121st General Hospital. ROK and United States, emphasized Deleon. The group, which consisted of 21 nurses and a doctor, “This tour helps foster the ROK/US alliance,” said 121st General Hospital head nurse, Maj. Pieter Rutkowski right,spent nearly three hours visiting various branches at 121st. Deleon. “It is our hope to participate in more leads four Republic of Korea Army nurses during a tour through “We allowed the group to tour the operating room, programs, like this one, to continually build positive the emergency care unit.intensive care unit, emergency room, general and working relations and understanding between ourpsychiatric wards at our hospital,” said Ko. medical services.” E-mail email@example.com
Oct. 8, 200412 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Community News Help support Philip Brogdon’s Eagle 18, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the South Augmentation to the U.S. Army Scout project for Korean social Post Chapel. Attendees will learn Soldiers. For more information, call welfare projects, Saturday Noon. to 6 how to make baby blankets for the 723-6306 or e-mail p.m. Rice or money will be accepted 121st General Hospital Stork’s Nest petersenjc@korea,army.mil. during the Columbus Day Carnival. Unit. Baby blankets are donated to For more information, e-mail new moms who have had to wait at Marine Corps Birthday Ball firstname.lastname@example.org. the hospital for the birth of their The 229th United States babies. For more information, call 02- Marine Corps Birthday Ball will Seoul Computer Club monthly 319-2683. be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, meeting Seoul, 6 p.m., Nov. 10, Guest of The October meeting of the Seoul AFSC luncheon Honor is retired Lt. Gen. Kim Computer Club will be held on Armed Forces Spouses Club is hosting Sung-Eun, 15th minister of Saturday, 2 p.m., at the Seoul USO, a luncheon Oct. 19 at the Dragon Hill National Defense, and fourth Community Events, located on Camp Kim. For more Lodge. This month’s speaker is Dianne commandant, Republic of Korea Classes and Meetings information, go to www.seoulcc.org. Wermenlinger R.N. She will speak on Marine Corps. For tickets, e-mail: personal empowerment for women email@example.com NCOA softball tournament Food Show coming to Seoul through communications. For The Noncommissioned Officers There is more to Korean cooking reservations, call 738-3899 or 02-6355- DODDS Yongsan Association is looking for 16 softball than kimchi and red-hot chili pepper 5073. teams to participate in a tournament paste. If you would like a sample of SAHS Homecoming Saturday and Sunday. Trophies will Korean culture and food, plan to attend School Jam The Seoul American High be awarded for first through third the Seoul International Health Food Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. School Homecoming is on Oct. 16. place. Also, there are cash prizes for Expo 2004. It will be held at the AT will host a “School Jam” on Oct. 23 The Homecoming dance will be the top three home run hitters. For Center in Yangjae in southern Seoul, at the Dragon Hill Lodge. The held at the Dragon Hill Lodge, 7 more information, call 738-9609. Thursday to Oct. 17. For more event will raise funds to build p.m. to 11 p.m. information, call 315-723-3256 or go to scholarships for students. Alpha Phi ARC first aid and safety courses www.seoulhealthfood.com. Admission Alpha Fraternity was founded in SAHS Spirit Week American Red Cross is offering is free. Area II will provide bus 1906, with the goal of “service” to Spirit Week events are the following courses: ARC transportation to the show on Oct. 16, all mankind. Tuesday (Pajama Day); orientation, Monday, 9 a.m. to noon departing at 10 a.m. from Building Wednesday (Wacky Tacky Day); (free); first aid and safety, Oct. 16, 9 4106 and returning at 3:30 p.m. Call Essay contest Oct. 14 (Tropical Day) and Oct. a.m. to 5 p.m. ($30); babysitting, Oct. 738-5212 for reservations. Korean corporate members of the 15 (School Spirit Day-wear blue 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($25). For more Association of U.S. Army are and white). For more information, information, call 738-3670. Learn how to make baby blankets sponsoring an essay contest, “Life in email U.S. Forces Korea members are Korea,” for active-duty Soldiers, June_wilkins@pac.odedodea.edu. Rice drive invited to a quilter’s workshop, Oct. family members and Korean
Oct. 8, 200414 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Movies The Morning Calm Weekly Now showing at AAFES Reel Time Theaters For additional listings or matinees call respective theater or see www.aafes.com AT THE Oct. 8 - 14 M OV I E S Location Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Phone No. Casey The Manchurian Sky Captain and the Sky Captain and the 730-7354 Mr. 3000 Mr. 3000 The Village King Arthur Candidate World of Tomorrow World of Tomorrow Essayons Harold and Kumar Go Harold and Kumar No Show Mr. 3000 Sky Captain and the 732-9008 No Show To White Castle Go To White Castle No Show World of Tomorrow Garry Owen Resident Evil: Harold and Kumar Go Harold and Kumar Go 734-2509 No Show I, Robot No Show I, Robot Apocalypse To White Castle To White Castle Henry The Manchurian Resident Evil: Resident Evil: 768-7724 Candidate Apocalypse Apocalypse The Village No Show No Show No Show Humphreys The Manchurian The Manchurian Mr. 3000 Mr. 3000 Mr. 3000 The Village The Village 753-7716 Candidate Candidate Hialeah Resident Evil: Harold and Kumar Go Garfield I, Robot No Show No Show No Show 763-370 Apocalypse To White Castle Hovey 730-5412 No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show Howze Resident Evil: Catwoman No Show No Show No Show No Show 734-5689 Apocalypse No Show Sky Captain and Mr. 3000 the World of Tomorrow Stan Ross retired In 1939, an intrepid after making what he reporter in New York City thought was his makes a connection 3,000th base hit. He between the story she’s shocked his covering— of famous teammates by scientists suddenly quitting in the middle disappearing around the of the game, certain world, and a recent that his Hall of Fame robot attack on the city. position was in the Determined to find the bag. Complications arise when they discover that solution to these happenings, she seeks the help of three of his hits during his 10-year career had been her ex-boyfriend, the captain of a mercinary legion of disqualified. Known as Mr. 3000, the 47-year-old, pilots. The two are investigating the case when the out-of-shape ball player returns to the game seven Schedule subject to change robots attack the city again, though in a stroke of luck, years later intending to stay only as long as it takes Sky Captain’s right hand man is able to locate their to get the hits he needs, but something unexpected source. They then set off on an adventure in search happens along the way, he rediscovers his love for of an evil mastermind behind these schemes, who is the game. bent on creating a utopia and destroying the current world. PG-13 PG Location Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Phone No. Kunsan Paparazzi Paparazzi The Village No Show The Village The Manchurian The Manchurian 782-4987 Candidate Candidate Long 721-3407 Without a Paddle No Show Without a Paddle Thunderbirds No Show No Show No Show Osan Sky Captain and the The Manchurian The Manchurian 784-4930 First Daughter First Daughter World of Tomorrow The Village The Village Candidate Candidate Page 721-5499 No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show Red Cloud Sky Captain and the Sky Captain and the The Manchurian Mr. 3000 The Village No Show First Daughter 732-6620 World of Tomorrow World of Tomorrow Candidate Stanley The Manchurian The Manchurian 732-5565 Candidate Candidate The Village The Village No Show First Daughter Chronicles of Riddick Yongsan I 738-7389 First Daughter First Daughter First Daughter The Village The Village The Village The Village Yongsan II Around the World in The Manchurian The Manchurian Two Brothers A Cinderella Story Sleepover Yu-gi-oh! The Movie 738-7389 80 Days Candidate Candidate Yongsan III Around the World in 738-7389 Two Brothers 80 Days A Cinderella Story Sleepover I, Robot I, Robot Yu-gi-oh! The Movie
The Morning Calm Weekly 15 Chaplain Oct. 8,, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly isn’tLife isn’t about beating the competitionBy Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Vincent D. Burns about his priorities. They tell us how Christ thinks and to do the wrong thing, or to feel sorry for yourself.Area II Catholic Chaplain operates and how he wants us to think and operate. The Christian dimension that comes from the message Christ rates us not by how many championships we’ve of the Gospel is that as participants in this game of life YONGSAN — The purpose of a coach is to be a won, not by how many times we have come in first the challenge is not necessarily to win; the challenge ismotivator as well as a leader. He or she tries to pull out place or beat out our competitors. Christ rates us only to put forth your best effort, time after time, day afteryour best. The goal is usually some kind of a by performance, and by how hard we have tried, and by day, at every moment, no matter what the circumstances,championship, to the best individual in the competition, whether or not we have done our best. And then he no matter what the personal cost.or the best team in the league or conference. rates us by how we have tried to take care of others. And the call is not to be recognized as first or number Over the runway that leads from the locker room to “He must remain the last one of all and the servant one or the winner, but the call is to serve, to serve others,the stadium at the university of Notre Dame there is a of all.” to serve your family, your nation, those who need help,sign: “First be the best, then you will be first.” Life isn’t about being the best; life is about doing your buddy, your fellow Soldier, the financially poor, the With that introduction read now the words of Christ your best. Life isn’t about being number one; life is people on the street, the refugees….in the ninth chapter of St. Mark, “Whoever wishes to about being all that God created you to be. Life isn’t In the kingdom of Christ you are the most importantrank first must remain the last one of all and the servant about beating out the competition; life is about you, when you use every talent and skill and gift that God hasof all.” yourself being better every time you take the field, or given you to enrich the life of someone else. However Is that a contradiction to what a coach would tell step up to the plate, or take an Army Physical Fitness you do this is for you and God to work out. But beyou? I don’t think so. We live in a world of Test, or every time you do your job, whatever that job assured that according to standards of Christ and thecompetition—and that is just magnified by the sports happens to be. Life isn’t about competing with the rest principles of the Gospel, greatness is associated onlyworld. Winning and success are presented to us as the of the world; life is about competing with yourself— with service. And the only way to fail is not to be all thatonly objective of life. These words of Christ tell us your selfishness, your laziness, your tendency to sin or God created you to be. Worship Area II Worship Services Protestant Collective Sunday 6 p.m. South Post Chapel Mass M o n / W e d / 12:05 p.m. Memorial Chapel 1 p.m. Camp Colbern Chapel Thur/Fri 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel Contemporary Sunday 10 a.m. Multipurpose Training Facitlity Korean Tuesday 6 p.m. Camp Colbern Chapel Episcopal Sunday 10 a.m. Memorial Chapel Thursday 6:30 p.m. Memorial Chapel Area II Chaplains Church of Christ Sunday 2 p.m. South Post Chapel 2nd Tuesday 11:45 a.m. Memorial Chapel Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Thomas Drake United Pentecostal Sunday 1 p.m. Memorial Chapel DrakeT@korea.army.mil or DSN 738-3011 Church International Catholic Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Vincent Burns Collective Sunday 8 a.m. Memorial Chapel Mass Sunday 8 a.m. South Post Chapel BurnsV@korea.army.mil or DSN 725-2955 9:30 a.m. 121 Hospital Chapel Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David Colwell 11:30 a.m. Memorial Chapel David.Colwell@korea.army.mil or DSN 738-4043 9:30 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel (Korean) Tuesday 12:05 p.m. 121 Hospital Chapel Chaplain (Maj.) Stanley Whitten 10 a.m. South Post Chapel 7 p.m. South Post Chapel Whittense@korea.army.mil or DSN 736-3018 11 a.m. Hannam Village Chapel
Feature16 Sept. 24, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm WeeklyFalcons, Warriors and Cougarsbattle it out in double round-robin:Area II Public Affiars Office Korea football capsules Seoul American Falcons Yongsan Garrison 2003 record: 4-0, 1.000, 152 points for, 33 against. Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Korea league season champion, Falcons have won 17 straight games, dating back to final two seasons of Korea Youth Activities League-Senior Division, as the Yongsan Falcons. Coach: Julian Harden, second season, overall record 5-0, one league championship. Returning players: 15. Returning starters: 8. Base offense: Multiple. Base defense: 5-man fronts. Key returnees: Kris Sadler, Sr., RB; Leo Pacheco, Sr., WB; Bruce Voelker, Jr., QB; Kevin Garner, Sr., OG; Jeremy Christopher, Jr., WR; Phillippe Anglade, Sr., SS; Neil Hammit, Sr., DE; Scott Tunis, Sr., LB-FB. Korea football schedule Key newcomers: Alfred Ellerbee, Sr., FB; James Osteen, Sr., DL; Will Roberts, Sr., C-DL; Mike Goodman, Jr.,, TE-NG; Marcus McGee, So., utility. Sept. 18 Strengths: Speed, defensive pressure. Osan American, 6 at Seoul American, 20, 2 p.m. Weaknesses: Lack of depth, experience. Oct. 2 Osan American, 26 at Taegu American, 0, 2 p.m. Saturday Taegu American at Seoul American, 2 p.m. Osan American Cougars Osan Air Base Oct. 16 Osan American at Seoul American, 2 p.m. 2003 record: 2-2, .500, 110 points for, 62 against, second in Department of Defense Oct. 23 Dependents Schools-Korea league. Seoul American at Taegu American, 2 p.m. Coach: Tony Alvarado, second season, overall record 3-3. Oct. 30 Returning players: 15. Osan American at Taegu American, 2 p.m. Returning starters: 12. Base offense: 1. Base defense: 4-3. Key returnees: Daniel Reid, Sr., DE; Scott Lenihan, Sr., LB: David Leh, So., FB. Key newcomers: Terry Stephens, Sr., RB; Benjamin Kretz, So., QB; Jeremy Gray, Sr., LB. Strengths: Quickness on both sides of ball. Weaknesses: Lack of experience.Taegu American Warriors Camps Henry-George-Walker 2003 record: 0-4, .000, 32 points for, 199 against,last in Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Korea league. Coach: Sam Alsup, second season, overall record0-5. Returning players: 5. Returning starters: 4. Base offense: Shotgun. Base defense: 5-2. Key returnees: Jon Hamilton, Jr., C; BusterEpperson, Sr., LG: Chris Wolfard, So., RT; KevinComfort, Jr., TE. Key newcomers: Kory Grammer, Jr., HB; TonyButts, Jr., LT-NT; Daniel Pressley, Fr., FB. Strengths: Quick, strong line on both sides ofball, good kicker and punter. Weaknesses: Small core of returnees, lack ofexperience, particularly among receivers. PHOTOS BY SGT. ANDREW KOSTERMAN
18 Oct. 8, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly MWR The Morning Calm Weekly Worley Darryl Worley to entertain Korea troops in Republic of Korea By MWR Entertainment Section winner of 2003 – Song of the Year the songs Korea Region MWR for “Have You Forgotten,” Darryl “Have You Worley has been a huge supporter Forgotten,” W eight Loss Support YONGSAN — Country music of US Soldiers, Sailors, ASirmen, “I Miss My Group sensation Darryl Worley will perform and Marines stationed abroad. He Friend,” Yongsan Weight Support Group is now in a series of free concerts for US has performed concerts throughout “Tennessee accepting new members. The group is a free service members throughout the Iraq, Afghanistan and various other River Run,” weight loss support group offering exercise Republic of Korea in October 2004. locations; this is his first trip to the and “A and workout options, healthy eating support The concerts are scheduled for Republic of Korea. Good Day and weight loss support. E-mail Yo n g s a n G a r r i s o n a n d C a m p s Darryl’s numerous #1 hits include to Run”. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011-9699- Walker, Humphreys, Red Cloud, and 7064 for membership information. Casey. Besides being an award-winning You All You Can Eat Buffet country recording artist whose Camp Red Cloud Mitchell’s All-U-Can-Eat- accolades include being voted the Lunch Buffet is available 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 Top New Male Vocalist of 2002 by p.m. on weekdays. For more information, call the Academy of Country Music, 732-8189. winner of the 2003 - Single of the Monday – Italian buffet Year for “Have You Forgotten” and Tuesday – Barbecue ribs Wednesday – Oriental buffet Thursday – Mexican buffet Friday – Variety buffet Domestic Violence Prevention Month By Yvonne Kearns problems, particularly if he refuses to Encourage your daughters to be Korea Region Office Family Advocacy Program Manager admit a problem, or refuses to get help. involved in sports. They will have more Playgroups For Children Do not think you can change him. self-confidence, a better body image and Yongsan Playgroups is now accepting new YONGSAN — During the month Does he have strong traditional less likely to be victims of domestic members. The group plans play dates, of October, the Army Family ideas about what a man should be and violence. educational activities and field trips for families Advocacy Program joins the nation in what a woman should be? Does he Learn about domestic violence with infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers in recognizing Domestic Violence think a woman should stay home, take services in your community through your Yongsan and Hannam Village areas. E-mail Prevention Month with the theme “It care of her husband, and follow his Family Advocacy Program. email@example.com for membership Takes A Community to Prevent wishes and orders? If you have a friend or co-worker information. Domestic Violence”. Is he jealous of your other who is afraid of her partner or who is Domestic violence occurs when relationships - not just with other men being hurt, offer her your support and Outdoor Cookout that you may know - but also with spouses or intimate partners use give her a good referral. Listen and let Camp Casey Warrior’s Club presents Special physical violence, threats, emotional female friends and your family? Does her know she’s not alone. Outdoor Cookout, St. Louis Baby Back Ribs abuse, harassment, or stalking to control he keep tabs on you? Does he want to Keep your eyes and ears open to 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Corn the behavior of their partner. Most know where you are at all times? Does the possibility of domestic violence in your on the cobs, beans, salad and drink are victims of domestic violence are he want you with him all of the time? environment. Call the military police included. For more information, call 730- women. Children who witness Does he have access to guns, immediately if you hear or see violence in 2193. domestic violence are also victims; they knives, or other lethal instruments? progress. can get hurt during violent episodes, Does he talk of using them against In your involvement with religious Armed Forces and often suffer from emotional, people, or threaten to use them to get and civic organizations, encourage Entertainment Show behavioral and cognitive problems. even? projects that raise consciousness about MWR is hosting Armed Forces Entertainment The National Coalition Against Does he go through extreme domestic violence and support activities Show: Billy Blanks. High energy work out Domestic Violence provides the highs and lows, almost like he is two that prevent violence. system sports clinic will be held 10 a.m. Oct. following signs which often occur different people? Is he extremely kind Throughout the year, Army 16 at Carey Fitness Center, Camp Casey. before actual abuse. one minute and extremely cruel Community Service Family Advocacy Tournament W res t ling T ournament “Yes” answers to any of these another time? Programs in each Area provide a variety Eighth United States Army Wrestling questions may indicate an abusive or When he gets angry, do you fear of services to not only prevent family Tournament will be held 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at potentially abusive relationship. him? Do you find that not making him violence, but offer classes and programs Carey Fitness Center, Camp Casey. This Did he grow up in an abusive angry has become a major part of your to enhance relationship skills and improve tournament is open to active duty members family? People who grew up in families life? Do you do what he wants you to quality of life for all Soldiers and their in Area I. Weigh-ins and medical exams begin where they were abused as children, or do, rather than what you want to do? families. These include command and 10 a.m. For more information, call 732-6277. saw their parents abuse one another, often Does he treat you roughly? Does troop briefings, parenting classes, stress learn violence as normal behavior. he physically force you to do what you and anger management classes, crisis Ultimate Speed Pool Does he tend to use force or don’t want to do? intervention, victim advocacy, and safe To u r n a m e n t violence to “solve problems”? A young As part of your community, here are shelter. Social Work Service Family Ultimate Speed Pool preliminary tournament man with a criminal record for violence, some things you can do to prevent Advocacy provides assessment and will be held 1 p.m. Oct. 23 at Primo’s, Camp who gets into fights, or who likes to act domestic violence: treatment of domestic violence and can Casey. The winner will receive a pool cue and tough, is likely to act the same way with Cultivate a respectful attitude also provide marriage and family advance to the final which will be held 6 p.m. his wife and children. toward women in your family and at your counseling services where domestic Oct. 30. Sign up sheet and rules of play are Does he have a quick temper? workplace. Avoid behaviors that demean violence has not occurred. available at Primo’s Express, Camp Casey. For Does he over-react to little problems or control women. Watch for awareness displays and more information, call 730-4334. and frustration? Is he cruel to When angry at your partner or other domestic violence prevention animals? Does he punch walls or throw children, respond without hurting or activities in your community during the Wash Car W ash Ser vice things when upset? Any of these humiliating them. Model a non-violent, month of October. Contact your local Area I MWR Service Division offers 24-hour behaviors may be a sign of a person who respectful response to resolving conflicts. Army Community Service Family service Car Wash at Camp Mobile. The car will work out bad feelings with violence. Use music, movies, video games Advocacy Program for more information wash at Camp Mobile is self service and Does he abuse alcohol or other and television as opportunities to talk with on programs and how to obtain accepts 500 won coins only. For more drugs? There is a strong link between your children about domestic violence. assistance with domestic violence: information, call 730-3928. violence and problems with drugs and Express your opinion and allow your Area I 732-7326, Area II 738-8861 alcohol. Be alert to possible drinking/drug children to have theirs. Area III 738-8448, Area IV 768-8129.
Oct. 8, 2004 Page 21Team effort yields safe results at railheadBy Sgt. Yolanda Cooley blocking, bracing and tie-down material25th Transportation Battalion to secure vehicles and equipment being transported by rail to deployment CAMP HUMPHREYS — Soldiers locations. Care must be taken to avoidfrom the 25th Transportation Battalion injuries or damage to equipment, railBranch Movement Control Team, cars and rail property as tons ofPyongtaek, seized a unique opportunity equipment are loaded or unloaded.to train with U.S. Marines and Korean “It is more time-consuming than itService Corps workers during exercise appears,” said Sgt. Travis Hamilton,Ulchi Focus Lens 2004. embark chief for the 3rd Marine During major exercises, the Branch Expeditionary Force. “Rail training hasManagement Control Team Pyongtaek expedited the movement of our military— part of the 25th Transportation assets within the Korean theater. It wasBattalion’s 138th Port Movement a very good training opportunity.”Control Team — routinely serves as the Marines were not the only ones tosingle point of contact, liaison and benefit from the training.coordinator for Marine transportation “This was my first time performing Above: U.S. Marines train with Soldiers fromneeds once they arrive in the area. Only this kind of training,” said Cpl. Bae the 25th Transportation Battalion’s Branchoccasionally does the team actually train Dong-hyuk a 138th BMCT movement Movement Control Team.with deploying units. specialist. Bae, a Korean Augmentation During Ulchi Focus Lens, however, to the U.S. Army Soldier, said he was Right: A Marine secures a vehicle.20 Soldiers and two Korean employees happy to have completed such a difficultfrom 25th Trans and 15 Korean Service task safely. Vallejo, commander of the 138th BMCT.Corps employees from the 22nd KSC Pfc. John E. Ingram, a movement “The mission was a success due to theCompany at Camp Humphreys trained specialist for the 138th BMCT, said the motivation of the Soldiers and thewith ten Marines from the 3rd Marine training made him more confident about Marines.Expeditionary Force at the Pyongtaek conducting railhead operations. The 837th Transportation Battaliontrain station railhead to upload 40 “Rail operations have a potential for from Busan provided material requiredHumvees and 15 trailers onto Korean causing injury, but accidents were for the rail operation. Additional supportnational railroad railcars. prevented by focusing on safety and and expertise was provided by the 662nd Rail loading requires the use of enforcing standards,” said Maj. Douglas Movement Control Team from Yongsan. ‘Road Warrior’ team provides satellite communications during School seeks reading, Ulchi Focus Lens 2004 homework volunteers By Pfc. Lindsay Herald 501st Signal Company Area III Public Affairs Office CAMP HUMPHREYS — Equipped with a CAMP HUMPHREYS — Volunteers are mobile transportable ground satellite receiving needed for reading and homework programs at system, a five-person team from the 501st Signal the Humphreys American Elementary School. Company deployed to Camp Hialeah in Busan to PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVIS “We a r e c o n t i n u i n g a r e a d i n g p r o g r a m established several years ago in which Soldiers, provide intelligence, video, and data services to Members of the 501st Signal Company “Road Warrior” team civilians and family members read to the school the 19th Theater Support Command mobile train with the Transportable Ground Receive Suite at Camp kids,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Robert R. Frace command post during the recent Ulchi Focus Humphreys. From left are Pvt. Joshua N. Day, Pfc. Nathan B. of the U.S. Army Area III Support Activity. “It’s Lens 2004 training exercise. Dubose, Pfc. Jimmie R. Reddick and Pfc. Tiffany N. Ewing. a great way for children to learn from people of Spc. Marc L. Shade, Pfc. Tiffany N. Ewing, Spc. Marc L. Shade is also a member of the team. Pfc. Jimmie R. Reddick, Pfc. Nathan B. Dubose varied backgrounds and also a great community and Pvt. Joshua N. Day, members of the 501st In addition to supporting the 19th TSC service.” Signal Company “Road Warriors” known for command post, the TGRS team cross-trained The program was discontinued during summer their ability to provide reliable tactical mobile with U.S. Air Force personnel. vacation. Frace said that it is being rejuvenated communications support, operated the unit’s The TGRS and its team of operators are now that school is back in session. first Transportable Ground Receive Suite, or readily available for use in tactical environments. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Frace. “We even got TGRS, a receive-only tactical satellite system For more information on TGRS, contact the 501st to eat green eggs and ham with the kids one year that provides Internet access, FOX and CNN Signal Company at 753-7823. after we all read the Dr. Seusses’ book, ‘Green television news and a variety of intelligence Eggs and Ham.’” assets including imagery and data. Soldiers, civilians or family members “Their willingness to be a part of our team interested in participating in the reading program was a great part of our mission success,” said Team members set may enroll as a volunteer by calling Aggie Sgt. 1st Class Sedrick D. Buxton, the command up a satellite dish Rodriguez at the Camp Humphreys Army post noncommissioned officer in charge. “The during training at Community Service, phone 753-8401 or Dong technology they provided was essential to the Camp Humphreys. Hee Kelley at 753-8274. The program began Oct. constant update [of information] to our 6 and will continue throughout the school year. command post.” Volunteers are also needed to be math, science and English tutors for students workng on homework assignments.
22 Oct. 8, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area III The Morning Calm WeeklyNEWS & NOTESArea III Newcomers BriefingThe Area III Newcomers Briefing will be held from 8a.m.-noon Wednesday at the Camp HumphreysCommunity Activities Center. All newcomers areencouraged to attend. For information, call 753-6901. Movie theater renovationThe Camp Humphreys post theater is closed forrenovation through Oct. 16. Purple Ribbon RunA Purple Ribbon Run will be held Monday at theCamp Humphreys post gym in recognition of DomesticViolence Prevention Awareness Month. The first 200runners will get a Purple Ribbon T-shirt. Units that run PHOTOS BY SUSAN BARKLEYwith at least 10 Soldiers will receive a streamer for Hwong-oak Fletcher tests kimchi as other festival-goers watch in anticipation. Staff Sgt. Jose Gutierrez, Spc. Alex Fernandez, Kim Hyon-ki, Spc. Paultheir guidon. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the Downing and Master Sgt. Anthony J. Hampton all made and ate kimchi Sept. 11 at the Jongga-jib Kimchi Festival near Camps Long and Eagle.race starts at 8 a.m. For more information, call 753-8401. Troops-to -Teachers roops-to- Soldiers, civilians learn to make kimchi By Susan Barkley gloves and then dove into kimchiAll Area III servicemembers and civilians are invited Area III Public Affairs Officer making. They were assisted byto attend an all-day “Troops to Teachers” workshop volunteers and festival-goers whoMonday at Osan Air Base. Troops-to-Teachers CAMP LONG — About 20 Soldiers, offered advice, encouragement andrepresentatives will facilitate a morning informational civilians and family members in Area III suggestions.seminar. Individual counseling, including transcript have a new appreciation for kimchi after “It looks delicious,” said one festival-review, will take place in the afternoon. For touring the Jongga-jib Kimchi Factory goer while another advised one of theinformation, call 753-8904. and making their own kimchi at the civilians to evenly spread the condiment Jongga-jib Kimchi Festival held in and not leave any white parts of the College Registration Hoengsong County near Camps Long cabbage showing.The Army Education Services term II college and Eagle September 11. “We have so many opportunities hereregistration will take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. Each year, Ko Tal-song, community at Camps Long and Eagle to experience12-22 at the Camp Humphreys, Camp Long and Suwon relations officer at U.S. Army Garrison Korean culture. This was one that I trulyAir Base education centers. For more information, Camps Long/Eagle, works with the enjoyed. We made kimchi, had a chance Hui Su Anderson learns the art of kimchicall 753-8907 or 8909. Jongga-jib Kimchi Factory to arrange a to see how it is made and to eat some as making from a volunteer at the Jongga-jib day of fun and learning. well. I am looking forward to Kimchi Festival .Jethro Bodine Fishing Derby The day began at the factory with participating in some of the other eventsThe Jethro Bodine C-ment Pond Fishing Derby will be participants being treated to lunch in the to share with our Korean neighbors,” could have imagined that I would beheld from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Zoeckler employees’ dining room. Following a said Spc. Alex Fernandez, from making kimchi in Korea.”Swimming Pool. The pool will be stocked with fish lunch featuring kimchi, the group saw Detachment B, 516th Personnel Services One of the Soldiers who helpedfor kids or adults to catch with poles provided by Area first-hand how the factory produces 80 Battalion. organize the event was Staff Sgt. JoseIII MWR. Admission: adults, $5 and children under tons of kimchi each day for Spc. Paul Downing, from Gutierrez, Headquarters and10, $2. For information, call 753-8257. consumption in Korea and export to 50 Headquarters and Headquarters Headquarters Detachment, U.S. Army other countries. Detachment U.S. Army Garrison Camps Garrison Camps Long/Eagle. A Texas Book Fair The real fun began when the group Long/Eagle, who considers himself a native, Gutierrez said he is used toHumphreys American Elementary School will host a arrived at the festival area to find connoisseur of fine foods said, “I enjoy cooking and eating spicy foods butScholastic Book Fair from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 13- condiments in stainless steel bowls and taking every opportunity to learn about kimchi was a new experience for him.15, with additional hours from 4:30-7 p.m. on Thursday. piles of cabbage ready to be transformed Korea or any other country. It broadens Downing spoke for everyone whenThe book fair will offer popular books and educational into kimchi. Participants donned red my knowledge and gives me more to he said, “This is an event that I will neverproducts for all ages, including new titles, award- head scarves and aprons and plastic talk about with other people. I never forget.”winners, classics and interactive products from morethan 150 publishers. One of the book fair’s goals is to Gyeonggi Provincehelp teachers build classroom libraries. Visitors cancheck each teacher’s “Classroom Wish List,” thenpurchases and donate a requested book. All hosts communitycommunity members are invited. Cross-Cultural Marriage SeminarA free Cross-Cultural Marriage Seminar will be heldfrom 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18-19 in the MWR Chuseok partyConference Room. The two-day workshop is designed Area III Public Affairs Officefor new brides or soon-to-be brides of all nationalities.It covers American customs, cultural differences, CAMP HUMPHREYS — Several hundrededucation, employment, legal rights and more. Call PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVIS Soldiers, civilians and family members attended a753-8782 by Wednesday to preregister. Entertainers perform a traditional Korean dance at the Chuseok celebration. Chuseok celebration hosted by the Gyeonggi Province government Sept. 22 at the Community Activities Popcorn Fridays Center. The celebration included traditional KoreanPopcorn Fridays are back at the Humphreys American dances and music, games and such demonstrationsElementary School. Parents are asked to send 25 as mask painting and making rice cakes.cents if they want their student to receive a bag of The all-day celebration also included a free lunchfreshly popped popcorn. The fun event, hosted by buffet offering a taste of food specially prepared forthe school’s Parent-Teacher Organization, is held in Chuseok, Korea’s fall harvest festival.conjunction with “School Spirit Day.” Spc. Dana Lane tries on Sgt. Howard Hill learns Young people and a Korean hambok. to make rice cakes. Soldiers make masks.
The Morning Calm Weekly Area III Oct. 8, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 23Around Camp Humphreys PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVIS Swimmers leap into the water during a youth swim meet Sept. 25 at the indoor pool. Spc. Matt Stillwell squeezes aContestants in the “Wrap the Mummy” contest at the Camp Humphreys Oktoberfest sponge grenade while donatingcelebration Oct. 2 become enshrouded with bands of toilet paper. blood Sept. 23 at the Camp Humphreys Community ActivitiesAssistant Chief for Operations Center. The toy grenade was(A-Shift) Han Yong-u, right, given to him by medic Noel Cruz ,briefs fire officials from from the Armed Services BloodPyeongtaek and Asan cities Bank based at Camp Lester,Monday during Fire Prevention Okinawa, Japan. Stillwell, one ofWeek kick-off ceremonies at many Soldiers who donated bloodthe Camp Humphreys Fire at Camp Humphreys and OsanStation. “It’s Fire Prevention Air Base, is assigned toWeek: Test Your Smoke Headquarters and HeadquartersAlarms” is this year’s theme. Company, 2nd Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment.
Oct. 8, 2004 Page 25Camp Hialeah fetes KNPs with picnic lunchBy Galen PutnamArea IV Public Affairs Office CAMP HIALEAH – It can be a thankless job attimes, standing guard outside American militaryinstallations 24 hours a day, seven days a week inblowing snow or broiling summer sun. To ensure theKorean National Police who help keep our installationssafe are adequately recognized, Camp Hialeah hosteda picnic lunch featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, bakedbeans, potato salad and other items Sept. 23 for morethan 150 Korean National Police. The purpose of the event was to recognize the riotpolice who help protect Camp Hialeah and to thankthem for their efforts. “We wanted to show our appreciation for all of theKNP support we receive,” said Lt. Col. Steven Crowe,728th Military Police Battalion commander and Area IVprovost marshal. “We try to do this once or twice ayear. I wish we could do it more often.” “Every MP operation off post such as courtesy patrolsinvolve the KNP. They contribute a lot,” said Capt. NickBugajski, 552nd Military Police Company commander PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAMand Area IV deputy provost marshal at Camp Hialeah . A Korean National Policeman enjoys a hot dog at the picnic lunch served to recognize the efforts of the Korean National Police and“It is great to have them on post to thank them. It lets thank them for their many contributions at Camp Hialeah Sept. 23.them know that we appreciate what they do. Noteveryone gives them that due appreciation.” Others enjoyed the event as well. installation. It is not a glamorous life at all,” said Lt. According to guests, the message came through “This was a very good opportunity to speak English Col. Jeffery K. Ludwig, Camp Hialeah garrisonloud and clear. and meet U.S. Army soldiers,” said Pvt. Min won-sik, commander. “They are extremely valuable to our safety “This event will be a good memory. We will not 159th Riot Police Company, who has been a KNP for and security and having them here allows me to useforget this,” said Senior Inspector Park Sung-ho, three months. our resources to accomplish other missions. The MPscompany commander of the 159th Riot Police Officials stressed the important, but sometimes on post don’t have to look over the wall and worryCompany. “We don’t often get to do this kind of thing taken for granted roles the KNP play. about what is going on outside the gates. We trulyso this has been a very good experience.” “These guys are out here 24/7 protecting our owe them a debt of gratitude.” Charge! PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAM Matthew Soucy (#13) leads the charge as his follow Strikers and opposing Bullets players scramble for a loose ball during a 5-7 year old Daegu Youth Soccer Program game Saturday at Camp George. The game ended in a 0-0 tie.
Oct. 8, 200426 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly NEWS & NOTES Visit blossoms into exchange program Office Closure The U.S. Army Contracting Command Korea – By Cpl. Oh Dong-keun Taegu Branch has moved to a temporary location Area IV Public Affairs Office while undergoing renovations. The temporary office is a container building (with no assigned CAMP CARROLL – In the old building number) behind the Camp Henry Lodge, days, people actually had to travel to Building S-1712. For more information, call Maj. other countries to see more of the world Melody Charles at 768-7430. and broaden their horizons. With the advent of the Internet and the “global Bus Route Change community,” however, the world has The shuttle bus between Camps Walker and become a smaller place. Carroll now has an additional stop at Camp Henry As part of that trend, College on Friday through Sunday and holidays for the students from the Waegwan area had midnight bus through the last bus at 3 a.m. Area an opportunity to experience and see a IV taxis will also be available 2:30 – 3 a.m. Friday little piece of American culture without through Sunday and holidays in front of the Camp traveling abroad, thanks to the Walker Hilltop Club. For more information, call hospitality of Soldiers from Camp James Adamski at 768-8969. Carroll. More than 45 students from PHOTO BY CPL. OH DONG-KEUN Vehicle Free Vehicle Safety Kyongbuk College of Science (From left) Pvt. Joshua Hamm and Pfc. Ashley Wilson, both from Company C, 307th Signal Inspections Department of International Tourism, Battalion, get an inpromptu lesson on Hangul from Kyongbuk College of Science students. The Camp Carroll transportation Motor Pool led by department chair and Professor maintenance shop is conducting free privately Seong Myung-soon visited Camp visiting places such as Camp Carroll Students and Soldiers said they owned vehicle safety inspections every Tuesday. Carroll Sept. 22 for the College Students Army Preposition Stock, where the enjoyed the occasion. Inspections are conducted by appointment only Staff Ride. The staff ride, or installation Army’s tactical vehicles are stored, the “I volunteered to come today and are required for vehicle registration. To make tour, gave the students an opportunity new installation fitness center and because I wanted learn more about an appointment, call 765-7829. For more to learn about Camp Carroll, tour the Soldiers’ barracks. Following lunch at America and the people,” said Kang Ho, information, call Sgt. 1st Class Dennis Gayles at installation and talk with U.S. and the post dining facility, the students were a first-year student. “I had a great time 765-7804. KATUSA Soldiers. divided into groups for activities with hanging out and sharing ideas with the “Be good neighbors. That’s what we U.S. Soldiers. A Korean Augmentation American Soldiers. I really enjoyed the Area IV Hispanic Heritage are here to do,” said Master Sgt. Mary to the United States Army Soldier was food, too. I would like to come again in Month Celebration Smith, Camp Carroll installation non- with each group to assist with the future and I would also like to invite The Area IV Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration commissioned officer in charge. “We communications. the Soldiers to the school and show them will be 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday at the are representing the U.S. Army. We are For the afternoon activities, Soldiers how we live.” Camp Walker Evergreen Community Club. The the ambassadors of U.S. Army. This took the students to various places on “It was fun,” said Spc. David L. guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Carlos Ortiz, 248th program is to strengthen the relationship the installation. Some groups went to see Pelton, 16th Medical Logistics Battalion. Quartermaster Detachment. For more information, between U.S. and Korean community.” the commissary and other facilities; “I think it was a good experience for call Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Buxton at 768- “Today’s event was planned as a others went to the library, the everyone who was involved. It was a 8542 or Sgt. 1st Class Monte Tartt at 768-6764. part of the Good Neighbor Program,” Community Activity Center or the new good time to get to know each other Seong said, who is also a member of gymnasium and played basketball. One and have some fun together. I realized Tour Spirit and Body Tour Camp Carroll Commanders’ Advisory group had a question-and-answer that we are different, but we are not Billy Blanks, the creator of Tae Bo, will conduct Council. The council consists of 25 session about each other. The students different.” a class at Kelly Fitness Center on Camp Walker 6 Korean and U.S. Army leaders who asked the Soldiers a wide range of Seong said that she, along with the p.m. Thursday. To participate, sign up no later advise the Area IV commander on questions such as: “where are you members of Camp Carroll Commanders’ than Wednesday at the Gym. An autograph session matters that influence the Republic of from?” and “why did you join the Army?” Advisory Council and the installation follows the class. For more information, call Luis Korea-United States alliance. The Soldiers were mainly interested in command is planning on expanding the Rios at 768-7418. “We got the idea from Daegu area things to do and places to visit in Korea. program into an exchange program where they have been doing this for a According to Seong, this kind of between various levels of Korean TSA Fall Bazaar while. I was glad to bring my students interactive event between Soldiers and schools and the installation. The Taegu Spouses Association Fall Bazaar will be along because it is a good opportunity young Korean students is not only beneficial “In the near future, the (Kyongbuk held 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Oct. 16 and 10 a.m. – 4 for them to actually see what (the U.S. to the students, but also the Soldiers. College of Science) will invite a group p.m. Oct. 17 at Kelly Gym on Camp Walker. More Soldiers) do in Korea, and maybe it can “A few years ago, I conducted a class of Soldiers to come to the school for a than 25 vendors will be there including furniture, help to clear up some wrong on Korean culture and custom for the program like we had today,” Seong said. jewelry, quilts and more. Admission is $1. For impressions the students have about the Soldiers here in Camp Carroll, and I realized “We are also working with the more information, call Lori Powell at 476-8938. Soldiers and the U.S. Army.” that most Soldiers come to Korea without community and local schools to have The event, which began with a any background information, without their students come on post for a day P et Show welcome message from Smith, was knowing what to expect,” Seong said. “So and host the Soldiers for a day. I think it The Camp Walker Post Exchange is hosting a pet conducted in two parts. In the morning, I hope the Soldiers also learned some things will be a great program for the entire show 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Post the students got a tour of the installation, about Korea from the students today.” Waegwan community.” Exchange parking lot. There will be a military working dog demonstration, giveaways and an AFN remote radio broadcast. For more information, Camp Hialeah hosts 8th Army Tennis Tournament call Yi Su-yong at 764-4638. By Cpl. Oh Dong-keun Red Cloud in the final match. Intelligence Battalion, Camp Humphrys. Area IV Public Affairs Office In men’s junior category, Huntley The women’s division, was cancelled Soccer Club Forming Williams, 50th Engineer Company, 2nd due to the lack of participants. Lanuola The Daegu Area Soccer Club is now forming and CAMP HIALEAH – The 2004 8th Infantry Division from Camp Castle, Sua, Detachment C, 176th Finance will hold organizational meetings 1:30 p.m. Oct. U.S. Army Tennis Championships drew defeated Shawn Harris, 305th Battalion on Camp Henry, was the only 17 and 1 p.m. Nov. 6 at Camp Walker’s Kelly 18 competitors in three divisions Sept. Quartermaster Company from Area II player registered to compete in the Field. Players should plan to kick around (rain or 15 – 18 at Camp Hialeah. to take first place. In the men’s open category. shine). The club is open to all ID card holders. Paul Kovarick, Combat Support division, which had the most competitors “It was great to see the best tennis The club will field casual and competitive teams Coordination Team 2, from Area IV, at eight, Chung Jae-il, 175th Finance players come to Busan and battle for the and sponsor social events such as watch parties, won the Men’s senior category, Command, Yongsan Garrison, was the championship,” said Kim Man-il, Camp trips to professional games, etc. Club will meet defeating Seo Young-taek, winner upon defeating Steve Kwon, Hialeah sports director. “I am grateful for weekly kick-arounds. For more information, Headquarters and Headquarters Headquarters and Headquarters for everyone who participated and call Galen Putnam at: 011-1716-1428. Company, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Operations Company, 527th Military played their best.”
Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly 27 Oct.8, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweeklyArea IV Support Activity thanks Korean neighborsBy Cpl. Oh Dong-keunArea IV Public Affairs Office CAMP HENRY – The Area IV Support Activity andthe Walker Army Heliport (H-805) celebrated Chuseokearly by visiting local residents and handing out gifts tohome owners around the heliport Sept. 24. Capt. Matthew J. Bowman, commander, of theWalker Army Heliport (H-805) and Headquarters andHeadquarters Company, Area IV Support Activity,distributed Chuseok gifts on behalf of Col. Donald J.Hendrix, commander, Area IV Support Activity. “We came out today to celebrate the holiday withthe local residents and to show our appreciation tothem for their cooperation with our operations in theircommunity,” Bowman said. “They seemed to enjoyseeing us out here with the gifts. I had some niceexchanges with the people and received mostly positivereactions from them.” Bridging the language gap between Bowman andthe residents were the two Korean Augmentation tothe Unites States Soldiers Cpl. Kim Do-hun and Pfc. PHOTO BY CPL. OH DONG-KEUNPark Chul-han, Headquarters and Headquarters Capt. Matthew J. Bowman, commander, the Walker Army Heliport (H-805) and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, AreaCompany, Area IV Support Activity and Chong Yong- IV Support Activity explains the contents of a Chuseok gift set to local residents near the heliport Sept. 24. The Area IV Supportkon, Area IV community relations officer, who taught Activity has been giving out gift sets to local residents for major Korean holidays for seven years.Bowman how to say “have a nice Chuseok holiday” in Year’s Day and Chuseok for the past several years,” inconveniences caused by the unit’s operations.”Korean. said Cha Tae-bong, leader of the residents in the The Area IV Support Activity has been giving out Despite his difficulty with Korean pronunciation, neighborhood around the heliport. “I believe that the gift sets to local residents for major Korean holidaysBowman didn’t hesitate to use the phrase with everyone effort helped in building good relationships between for seven years and is planning to continue the tradition.he came in contact with, bringing smiles to their faces the unit and the residents.” “I believe it is a great way of showing the peopleand making the interaction go more smoothly. “These visits did a lot for the relationship between that we care,” Chong said. “It is also another great Residents appreciated Bowman and his unit’s effort. the unit and the local people,” Chong said. “We just Good Neighbors Program that the unit is doing. The “I, along with all the residents in the area, truly wanted to celebrate the holiday and express our tradition will continue as long as there are people livingappreciate the unit’s effort to visit us every Lunar New gratitude to the people for putting up with any in that neighborhood.”
Oct. 8, 200428 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm WeeklyPerfect game highlights Area IV Bowling ChampionshipsBy Cpl. Oh Dong-keun seven games each day of the three-day tournament. averaged 198 to take the third place.Area IV Public Affairs Office Top finishers were determined by their overall average Also qualifying for the 8th Army Bowling throughout the tournament. The top seven bowlers, Championships were Bert Richmond, Detachment C, CAMP WALKER – A perfect game highlighted the including Shirley, qualified for the 8th Army Bowling 516th Personnel Service Battalion, Camp Henry; JayArea IV Bowling Championships held Sept. 21 – 23 at Championships held Wednesday through today at Tabor, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 728ththe Camp Walker Bowling Center. Yongsan Garrison. Military Police Battalion, Camp Henry; and Michael Selleh, Pete Shirley, Material Support Center – Korea, Camp Taking second place was Rob Johnson, 188th Military Police Company, Camp Walker.Carroll, rolled a perfect game of 300 during the first Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Signal On the women’s side, as the only participant Kirstinday of a three-day tournament. He went on to take Battalion, Camp Walker, who averaged 220. Ken Leavell, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment,first place with an average score of 228. Yonkers, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 728th Military Police Battalion, Camp Henry, The 10 participants bowled a total of 21 games, 19th Theater Support Command, Camp Henry, automatically advanced to the 8th Army tournament.Recruiting Command hits active Army, Reserve recruiting goalsBy Joe Burlas Knox, Ky. Headquarters. Aptitude Battery, known as Category IV, Recruiters are facing the newArmy News Service Rochelle acknowledged that current to no more than two percent of all mission with less recruits in the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan may recruits, he said. Recruiting Command Delayed Entry Program than in recent WASHINGTON – For the fifth year be seen as a drawback by some young met those standards each of the past five years, Rochelle said. The programin a row, the U.S. Army Recruiting people who would otherwise serve. years. allows recruits to enlist and then finishCommand hit its fiscal year active-duty However, he said, those operations are The confusion comes in with an school or do other things for severaland Reserve recruiting goals. seen by others as a call to serve a nation intermediate headquarters requiring months up to a year before shipping to As of Sept. 27, the command in need. tougher recruiting standards than the basic training. The command likes tobrought in 77,587 active Army recruits “There are hundreds in the training requirements issued by Department of have about 35 percent of the next year’sagainst a Department of the Army base that will tell you they want to make the Army, Rochelle said. mission already signed up for delayedmission of 77,000, and 21,278 a difference,” Rochelle said. On the active Army side, 92.4 percent entry, Rochelle said.Reserve recruits against a 21,000 Speaking about a recent news article of FY 2004 recruits had high school As of Oct. 1, the DEP pool only hadrequirement. that claimed the Army had relaxed its diplomas and only .6 percent fell into about 18 percent of the new 80,000 “Recruiting Command has served the entry standards in order to get recruits, Category IV. On the active Army recruiting goal. Rochellenation well for the past 40 years and I Rochelle said the article was very Reserve side, 92.4 percent of recruits explained that a change in the FY 2004am positive it will continue to serve well misleading. The Army standard for the had high school diplomas and .78 fell mission, from a 72,500 requirement afor the next 40 years at least,” said Maj. past five years has been for at least 90 into Category IV. year ago to 77,000 in March, forced theGen. Michael E. Rochelle, Recruiting percent of all recruits to be high school Recruiting Command’s mission for command to ship more recruits toCommand commanding general, during graduates. The lowest acceptable score FY 2005 is 80,000 active Army and training earlier than might havea media briefing at the command’s Fort of the Armed Services Vocational 21,175 Reserve recruits. otherwise been the case.
Oct. 8, 200430 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily “ Guen-moo-jee-gah uh-dee-shee uh-dee-she e m-nee-ggah?” “What area are you working?” Language Instructor Minsook Kwon Word of the week ‘guen-moo’ The phrase of the week Yongsan.” “I am working in Yongsan.” Yong-sahn-ae-suh guen-moo-hahm-nee-dah Yongsan - in I am working Conversation of the week Oh-rae-gahn-mahn -eem-nee-dah. Juhng-mahl oh-rae-gahn- mahn-eem-nee-dah. Gue-dohng-ahn uh-dee gyae-shuh-suh-yo? (Yong-sahn)-ae ee-suh-suh-yo. Ee-jae-nuen jah-joo mahn-nahb-see-dah. Joh-suem-nee-dah.