The Peninsula-Wide News PublicationVolume 3, Issue 3 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA Oct. 22, 2004 Plan for Korean Mask Soldiers gain fighting Dance U.S. citizenship Festival flab Page 9 Page 7 Page 16Health officials address USFK flu vaccinationsOfficials anticipate offering Mission-essential civilians This year, the flu shot will be given and caused by the influenza virus. Medically high-risk people with anthrax and smallpox vaccinations People at highest risk of severe illnessmore vaccinations as Health care providers said medically for those who are required to receive or death from the flu include people 65influenza vaccine becomes high-risk people are defined as all these additional shots. years and older and small children lessavailable children 6–23 months, adults older than “Receiving all three shots at the same than 2 years old. 65, people 2–64 years with underlying time is safe and very effective at Although officials said it is a very common illness, the Centers for Disease18th Medical Command chronic-medical conditions, all women protecting the force against all three pregnant during the influenza season, threats,” Nelson said. “Military Control and Prevention indicates that children 6 months–18 years on chronic treatment facilities and unit points of about 200,000 people are hospitalized YONGSAN — A shortage of aspirin therapy, out-of-home caregivers contact will coordinate active-duty and about 36,000 people die each yearinfuenza vaccine in the United States willnot mean a shortage for U.S. Forces and household contacts of children less servicemembers and other essential in the United States because of the fluKorea active-duty servicemembers. than 6 months, officials said. personnel immunizations.” In Area II, medical officials have set Officials announced Monday they “As more influenza vaccine becomes Nelson said all high-risk beneficiaries up a location with expanded hours tohave enough vaccine to immunize: available,” said Lt. Col. Renee Nelson, should contact their treatment facility handle the vaccinations. USFK active-duty servicemembers 18th Medical Command community or discuss this vaccine with their health For your convenience, officials said, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. health division chief, “we anticipate care provider. the 18th Medical Command MedicalArmy Soldiers offering vaccinations to other Influenza, better known, as “the flu” Readiness Team located at the Yongsan Emergency-essential civilians beneficiaries.” is an infection of the respiratory tract See Vaccinations on Page 4 Warriors on the soccer field of battle Director visits peninsula to discuss changes, future of Army bases By Steve Davis “But it’s always good to come back and Area III Public Affairs Office have commanders on-the-ground give me a renewed perspective.” CAMP HUMPHREYS — The The perspective in Korea includes the Installation Management Agency phased withdrawal of up to 12,500 director visited the Republic of Korea troops over the next few years and a Oct. 12-14 to meet his Korea region base realignment plan that will shift headquarters staff and visit Camp remaining U.S. troops north of the Han Humphreys, a future hub of military River to expanded military “hubs” in the power projection in Northeast Asia. Osan Air Base-Camp Humphreys region. Maj. Gen. Ronald L. Johnson said “It’s really not about the numbers; his priority since taking command of it’s about capability,” said Johnson. “The the Installation Management Agency, or (support) capabilities we need for our IMA, Aug. 9 was visiting each of the installations in this theater are exactly agency’s seven regions worldwide. the same as they are today. We just have PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON “I’m traveling around the world to Spc. Guy Weaver, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion (left) defends the ball Monday against make contact with all seven regions, to to be flexible enough to adjust as we Sgt. Mason Woods, Division Artillery at Camp Red Cloud. See more on Page 5. meet our people to give them some move organizations and units out of the philosophical underpinnings of my Western Corridor to their final objective locations, with the center of gravityNEO practices emergency procedures leadership and management style, and to discuss future challenges and what being here in the Camp Humphreys areaUSFK Public Affairs Office involves Army, Air Force, Navy and our focus ought to be,” said Johnson, and Area III. We’ve got to have the right Marine Corps servicemembers who commanded the Gulf Region space, construction and programs in YONGSAN — U.S. Forces Korea is stationed on the peninsula. Division of the U.S. Army Corps of place to support unit and familyconducting a semiannual noncombatant “The goal of this Courageous Engineers and was U.S. Deputy to the readiness and the quality of life.”evacuation operations exercise through Channel is to process 100 percent of Program Management Office of the Johnson said the InstallationSaturday. our Department of Defense-affiliated Coalition Provisional Authority in Management Agency can make “a huge Courageous Channel is a regularly noncombatant community. The key to Baghdad before taking command of contribution” by synchronizingscheduled exercise and is unrelated to making that goal is ensuring people Washington, D.C.-based agency. “I’ve infrastructure and base supportany current or specific events. The know about it and take the time to worked in this theater before and am initiatives with U.S. Forces Koreathree-day exercise started Thursday. process through one of our evacuation familiar with the special conditions for Commander Gen. Leon LaPorte’s goal This exercise tests the commands control centers,” said Maj. Titus our Soldiers, civilians and family to create more command-sponsoredNEO plans and procedures for a short- Brown, USFK noncombatant members here in Korea,” said Johnson, positions in the Republic of Korea.notice evacuation from the Republic of who once commanded the Army CorpsKorea. The joint training exercise See NEO on Page 3 of Engineers Pacific Ocean Division. See Director on Page 4
2 Oct. 22, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MP Blotter opportunity K ATUSA Soldiers prove to be resource, oppor tunity By David McNally Most of these men are half-way through their college Area I Public Affairs Office education. Many have already decided on a major, and have decided on a direction for their lives. Whenever I get the chance to talk to a Korean Augmentation These young Soldiers have spent years studying the to the U.S. Army Soldier, or KATUSA, I inevitability ask, English language. While their conversational skills may not The following entries were "What has your experience been so far with Americans?" always reflect this, the only way to improve is practice. excerpted from the past several The answers are usually positive, but I know from To qualify for the KATUSA program, applicants must score weeks military police blotters. experience it isnt always that way. at least 700 out of 990 points on the Test of English for These entries may be incomplete I think we have an opportunity unlike any other to learn International Communication, or TOEIC. and do not determine the guilt or from each other about our respective cultures. Pfc. Lee Jun-min became a KATUSA Soldier in April 2004. innocence of any person. These young men spend two years of their lives working He studied English in middle and high school, and even side-by-side with U.S. Soldiers. They see the good, and they attended an English academy, but he said he never spoke to Unlawful entry: A Korean civilian lost his way also see the bad. When they leave the service, they take with a native-English speaker before joining the Army. while hiking outside of a U.S. military them an impression “After six months, I know my English has improved,” installation’s fence line. The man, by unknown they pass on to “There is more to Korea Lee said. “Being a KATUSA is a good way to learn English.” means, illegally gained access to an on-post everyone they meet. I would recommend that Americans talk to KATUSA area near a unit motor pool. He was apprehended This past weekend than the ville.” Soldiers, encourage them, and learn more about their culture. -KATUSA Soldier At the same time, why not take the opportunity to act as and transported to the military police station I went on the Camp where he was processed and released to the Stanley Volksmarch. an ambassador for our own country? If you pass along a positive image of America, you could Korean National Police. For about 30 minutes, I talked with a KATUSA corporal and had a fascinating conversation. leave an impression that will last a lifetime. I was on a trip to Mount Seorak, on Koreas east coast, a Larceny of government property: Two Soldiers He had just transferred from Camp Hovey to Stanley couple of years ago. An older Korean gentleman came up to entered a troop medical clinic, which was because his unit had deployed to Iraq. me and proudly told me he was a former KATUSA Soldier. unsecured and unattended, and removed two I asked him about his experiences with Americans, but I He had good memories from his time with the U.S. Army. bags of various medical supplies. An officer also asked him what he most wanted American Soldiers to A lifetime of goodwill and friendship is yours for the taking. detained the Soldiers as they were leaving the remember when they leave his country. Submitting commentaries building. One of the Soldiers also had a "sked- “I want them to know there is more to Korea than the E-mail commentary submissions to pak" bag in his room that belonged to the TMC. ville,” he said. He was referring to the entertainment firstname.lastname@example.org. The Soldiers were apprehended and transported establishments outside many U.S. military installations. Submissions may also be mailed to: to the Provost Marshal Office. They were further He told me about how he took many of his American friends Morning Calm Weekly, PSC 303, Box 51, APO AP 96204-0051 processed and released to their unit. The cost from Camp Hovey to Seoul. He wanted to show them there Keep submissions about a page in length and include your name, of loss is unknown. A military police investigation is much more to his country than just what is outside the rank and duty station. The Morning Calm Weekly staff reserves the right to edit letters for length, taste and clarity. continues. main gate. Damage to government property: A Soldier Morning Calm Weekly Soundoff: was seen damaging a government vehicle by punching and kicking it for unknown reasons, KA help? How do KATUSA Soldiers help? causing various damage. Military Police arrived and apprehended the Soldier and transported him to the PMO. MPs detected a strong odor of alcohol, and administered a series of field- sobriety tests, which the Soldier failed. He was processed and released to his unit. Wrongful transfer of duty-free goods: Two Soldiers purchased two five-gallon containers of gasoline, and poured it into an unauthorized vehicle. The subjects were detained and “They give us an insight into “We help translate between “They support our unit activities “They work in training and serve transported to the PMO, where they were Korean culture,”said Sgt. Terrish Soldiers and Korean people,” said and help out in the supply as a liaison with other Korean and advised of their legal rights, which they waived, Butler, Headquarters and Pfc. Ahn Jin-ho, Headquarters rooms,” said Pfc. Kudakwashe U.S. military units and Korean rendering written sworn statements admitting Headquarters Company, 122nd and Headquarters Company, Ushe, Company B, 532nd Military contractors,” said Sgt. 1st Class to the offense. They were further processed Signal Battalion, Camp Red 122nd Signal Battalion, Camp Intelligence Battalion, Camp Marvin Rice, Company B, 532nd and released to their units. Cloud. Red Cloud. Humphreys. Military Intelligence Battalion, Camp Humphreys. 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The Morning Calm Weekly Koreawide Oct. 22, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 3NEWS & NOTES More troops depart for Southwest Asia The military police platoons have specific skills that are Korea America Friendship Military Police to support needed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom and they will Society concertA Korea America Friendship Society concert will Operation Iraqi Freedom conduct essential security operations as military forces reset their overall rotation schedule.be held at the Seoul American High School “You have a reputation of being the best trained brigadeAuditorium 7 p.m., Oct.29 . The concert is open to USFK Public Affairs Office and battalion in our regiment,” said 8th Military Policethe public. For more information, call 738-5212. Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Tommie Hollins. “That says YONGSAN — Two platoons of military police Soldiers a lot. That means a lot. Last week a got an e-mail from the departed Osan Air Base Wednesday enroute to Southwest 16th MP Brigade sergeant major and he said ‘I am very, Marine Corps Birthday Asia to provide temporary support to Operation Iraqi very happy that we have part of the Watchdog BrigadeThe U.S. Marine Corps will celebrate its 229th year Freedom. coming over.’”of existence with a birthday ball Nov. 10 at the The 70 728th Military Police Battalion Soldiers participated Hollins added, “Take care of each other and trust inGrand Hyatt Hotel Ballroom in Seoul. Tickets are in an intensive preparation period for the redeployment, your leadership. The leadership will take you there and$60 or 75,000 won. A cocktail reception will start focusing on revalidating their Army skills as well as they will bring you back.”6 p.m., ceremony 7 p.m. and dinner 7:30 p.m. completing theater-specific training mandated by the U.S. The 8th Military Police Brigade, with its headquartersThis is a black tie or military equivalent event. Call Central Command. at Yongsan Army Garrison, conducts a wartime mission723-7053 for information on purchasing tickets. “I don’t know of an MP unit more capable of assuming a of area security; law and order; enemy prisoner of war; combat mission on short notice,” said Col. Falkner Heard and battlefield circulation control operations throughout Post Offices Updates III, 8th MP Brigade commander, Wednesday during the unit’s the theater. Post offices will remain open on U.S. Forces Daegu departure ceremony. “These are the most dedicated, The 728th Military Police Battalion at Camp HenryKorea training holidays. Officials said for your mailing technically and tactically proficient Soldiers in the MP Corps.” commands and controls all combat support military policeconvenience, Army Post Offices will be open Nov. This is the second time this year Soldiers assigned to Korea from Camp Humphreys to Camp Hialeah.12 and 26. Contact your local post office for hours have redeployed off the peninsula in support of Operation The deploying Soldiers are from the 57nd and 552ndof operation. Iraqi Freedom. Officials said this is not the start of a trend. Companies of the 728th MP Battalion. The deadline for holiday mailing for first-classletters and cards sent to the United States is Dec.11. For packages, officials recommend mailingbefore Dec. 4. The deadline for holiday mailing for first-classletters and cards sent to Army Post Offices in Europeis Dec. 4. For packages, officials recommend mailingbefore Nov. 27.For more information, visit your local post office. Courts-Martial United States v. Sgt. 1st Class Francis DelgrossoA military judge at a special court-martial tried a Soldierfrom American Forces Network-Korea Oct. 5. Pursuantto his pleas, the judge found the Soldier guilty of: Stealing more than $9,500 from the U.S.government for Basic Allowance for Housing fraud. Providing false statements on the authorizationto start, stop or change, Department of the ArmyForm 5960, regarding where his dependents actuallyresided, in an effort to receive a higher BAH rate. Providing false statements on his travel voucher.The military judge sentenced Delgrosso to be confinedfor five months and to be reduced to E-5. Delgrosso PHOTO GALEN PUTNAMhad served more than 19 years in the Army. BY 2nd Lt. Megan Pascoe, 728th Military Police Battalion, salutes Tuesday during a departure ceremony at Camp Walker’s Kelly Field. The military police departed Korea Wednesday for Southwest Asia to support Operation Iraqi Freedom v. United States v. Staff Sgt. Annette EdwardsA military judge at a general court-martial tried aSoldier from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, NEO from Page 1 evacuation operations deputy chief. 1st Class Richard Reed, Area II NEO coordinator.8th Personnel Command Oct. 6. Pursuant to her pleas, Brown said one of the keys to a high turnout is to make “The participation of noncombatants is the most importantthe judge found her guilty of: sure word gets out, particularly because personnel turnover aspect of any NEO training,” said Lt. Col. Joyce Jacobs, Forging her permanant change of station orders means new family members and other noncombatants eligible USFK NEO chief. “Although we experienced great successto the Republic of Korea (three specifications). for evacuation arrive regularly. this past spring, our goal is 100 percent participation during Obtaining $6,000 worth of services under false Specially designated wardens receive training assist our Courageous Channel exercises.”pretenses in connection with her PCS move by using noncombatants during the evacuation process. Before assembling Jacobs said this helps to provide, “realistic training forthe forged orders (three specifications). at evacuation control centers Oct. 21-23, NEO wardens were both our military personnel who execute the mission and Filing fraudulent tax returns on behalf of other required to contact all of the noncombatants in their units to noncombatant personnel must know what to do in an actualsoldiers (28 specifications). ensure a 100 percent inspection of NEO kits, said Master Sgt. crisis situation.” Larceny of more than $37,900 in U.S. James Hardin, Area II NEO noncommissioned officer in charge.. Exercise participants will process through evacuation controlgovernment funds for the refunds in connection with During the exercise, about 20 volunteer noncombatants centers to verify the completeness and accuracy of their NEOthe fraudulent tax returns (24 specifications). from several USFK areas will participate in a limited relocation. packets, and to become familiar with processing procedures.The military judge sentenced Edwards to be reduced This part of the exercise will allow the command to perform This Courageous Channel exercise will also employ theto the grade of E-1, to be discharged from the service the full range of tasks it would execute during an actual short- NEO tracking system. Officials said this is to evaluatewith a bad-conduct discharge, and to be confined for notice evacuation. operator proficiency and demonstrate performancethree years. Edwards had served more than 19 years in “Its extremely important for sponsors, NEO wardens and improvements in the system’s ability to track noncombatantsthe Army. noncombatants to work together and have their paperwork and as they move through the evacuation process from Korea to NEO kits prepared and ready for any contingency,” said Sgt. the repatriation sites in the continental United States.
4 Oct. 22, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Koreawide The Morning Calm WeeklyVaccinations from Page 1 Soldier Support Center, building S- medical complications such as4034, Room 117 and 118 (across from pneumonia.the Dragon Hill Lodge behind Harvey’s The virus is spread indirectly throughLounge) offers expanded evening hours coughing or sneezing, and directly whenfrom 4-7 p.m. for individual shaking hands or sharing items such asservicemembers who require a drinking glass.immunizations. Health officials said the best ways to Servicemembers must bring their prevent or significantly reduce flu or coldmedical records and yellow shot risk include frequent hand washing,records. covering the nose and mouth when More than 24,000 U.S. coughing and sneezing, and properservicemembers were affected with disposal of tissues after use.influenza in 2002, with 1,501 of them Another risk-reducing preventive ADrequiring hospitalization. measure is to get the annual flu shot, and “Compared with most other viral the best time to get the flu shot is Octoberrespiratory infections, such as the and November, Nelson said.common cold,” Nelson said, “influenza Since influenza has a history of causinginfections often cause the more severe disease and nonbattle injury rates thatcomplications.” reach epidemic proportions, getting the Generally, people who get the flu vaccine helps to preserve and ensurerecover in about one to two weeks. readiness. Many people think the flu shotCommon symptoms include fever, sore can give them the flu, Nelson said.throat, stuffy or runny nose, cough, “This is simply not true,” he said.headaches, fatigue and muscle aches. The “Some people may get the flu even afterelderly and people with chronic-health getting the flu shot, but they will still beproblems are more likely to get the flu, protected against the more severeand may develop serious, life threatening complications of the flu.”Director GOES from Page 1 Johnson acknowledged the impact of each base location, Johnson saidof troop-level changes and base the emphasis is on standardizing therealignment over the next five years. quality of life without creating a “one- “As we identify requirements for size-fits-all” environment.the IMA-Korea Region – and that will “We can give the same look-and-be a function of the number of feel to our 181 installations world-S o l d i e r s , wide so that, ascivilians and “We don’t want ‘haves’ Soldiers and familyfamily members and ‘have-nots.’” members movewe have to from Army post tosupport here – -Maj. Gen. Ronald L. Johnson another, they can HEREwe will have to have a pretty good‘right-size’ our installations,” he said. feel for what they can expect in terms “That may mean moving people of services when they get there. We around and giving don’t want ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’,” U.S. employees said Johnson. “We want people to feel options to work in good about moving around the Army.” this organization Johnson said Army leaders are elsewhere in committed to improving the quality of Korea or in life at Army bases worldwide and, with another region. the creation of the Installation For our Korean Management Agency two years ago, employees, it may the Army is moving “in one-way, in mean that they one direction toward that goal.” Johnson may have to work Before flying Oct. 14 to the IMA- for another Pacific Region headquarters inorganization,” he said. “These are hard Hawaii, Johnson flew with Brig. Gen.choices. As an Army, we have always John A. Macdonald and other IMA-taken care of our people. Korean Korea Region headquartersnationals are ‘our people,’ too, and we staffmembers to Camp Humphreys,will do the right thing to make sure where he was briefed on the Campthat people are taken care of as we Humphreys master plan by Area IIItransition to our objective.” Director of Public Works Bart Mirabal Johnson also addressed the and taken on a windshield tour ofInstallation Management Agency’s Camp Humphreys by Col. Michael J.global focus. Taliento Jr., the Area III commander. “The chief of staff of the Army’s At the five-story, 56-unit familyfocus on installations as ‘flagships’ housing building, he was briefed byentails some important things: the Housing Officer Helen Nurse onability to launch from installations to phases two and three of the Army-execute our missions; to train on those funded housing being built forinstallations and to provide the same command-sponsored personnel. Hequality of life for Soldiers, civilians also chatted with family membersand family members as the civilians Patricia Hines and Tarita Harris at athey have taken an oath to protect.” new family housing playground. Because the focus must bedifferent based upon special conditions E-mail DavisSt@korea.army.mil
Oct. 22, 2004 Page 5Camp Stanley warriors celebrate Octoberfest By David McNally Some Soldiers ran the 10-kilometer Area I Public Affairs Office trail through the Korean countryside, but most hiked. CAMP STANLEY — About 70 “It’s good exercise,” Durrett said. Soldiers and civilians started a day of “The Koreans are looking at us with traditional German festivites here with curiosity. They probably wonder what’s a 10-kilometer volksmarch early going on.” Saturday through heavy fog. Many marchers had been stationed The Better Opportunities for Single in Germany before, and experienced a and Unaccompanied Soldiers program true volksmarch. sponsored the event. They also hosted In Europe, marches are listed weekly the same event last year. in the Stars and Stripes newspaper. “We had a lot of goals, but basically Many Americans participate alongside we wanted to entertain the Soldiers,” European marchers. said Spc. Mariana Mendoza, Camp After the Camp Stanley Volksmarch, Stanley BOSS president. participants lined up for free T-shirts. Mendoza said besides the Event coordinators fired up grills and volksmarch, they provided German set up booths in the commissary parking food and music. lot. “We’re very happy with the Morale, Welfare and Recreation participation,” Mendoza said. “I think provided entertainment for the event PHOTO BY DAVID MCNALLY the community comes together through with two bands. BOSS.” “It turned out pretty good,” said Spc. Steve Durrett, Headquarters, Jimmy Dobbs, Camp Stanley Service and Support Battery, 6th Community Activities Center manager. Battalion, 37th Field Artillery, was one That could be considered a high of the volksmarchers. compliment, as Dobbs said he had PHOTO BY DAVID MCNALLY “It’s something to do,” he said. “I experienced a real Munich OctoberfestCommand Sgt. Maj. Dwight Morrisey, senior noncommissioned officer for the 6th Battalion, 37th was here for the one last year.” in 1965.Field Artillery Regiment (right), leads the way Saturday on the second Camp Stanley Volksmarch. Durrett said most of his unitAbout 70 marchers hiked 10-kilometers through the Korean countryside. participated in the volksmarch. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgCRC soccer tourney brings out bestArea I Public Affairs Office Division Artillery, Company B, 102nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 4th Chemical Company, and CAMP RED CLOUD — Five Warrior Country Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1stteams met on the Camp Red Cloud soccer field Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment battled it out in theMonday through Wednesday to determine the 2004 three-day tournament.company-level soccer champion. Company B, 102nd Military Intelligence took the Teams from Company A, 602nd Aviation Support championship Wednesday by defeating HeadquartersBattalion, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery in the finals. Mason Woods, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery dominates the ball Monday at Camp Red Cloud. PHOTOS BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSONPfc. Todd Bayha, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, Division Artillery (right), faces off with Cpl. Choi Jang-won, Company Cpl. Shin Yung-soo, Company A, 602nd Aviation SupportA, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion in a tournament match Monday at Camp Red Cloud. Battalion (right), attempts to steal the ball from Wood.
Oct. 22, 20046 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area I The Morning Calm Weekly NEWS & NOTES Army cracks down on prostitution Thrif t Savings Plan By Pfc. Giancarlo Casem said. “These women aren’t (often) allowed to keep any money Civilian and military employees can sign up for, 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office paid to them.” or change, their Thrift Savings Plan contribution The Department of Defense is pushing for a change in amounts during the open season, Oct. 15 through CAMP RED CLOUD — The 8th U.S. Army has the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Under the proposed Dec. 31. For more information, visit www.dfas.mil. strengthened its stance on prostitution and human trafficking. changes, Soldiers who are found convicted of soliciting Along with crackdowns by the Korean police on brothels prostitution may be dishonorably discharged. Worley Darr yl Worley Concerts and prostitutes, Lt. Gen. Charles Campbell has aired radio Bennett agrees with the proposed changes. Country singer Darryl Worley will perform at Camp commercials strongly urging Soldiers and Department of “Participating in prostitution is just that much worse since Casey’s Carey Fitness Center 7 p.m. today and in Defense employees not to associate themselves with you are contributing to an entire industry based on violence,” front of Freeman Hall at Camp Red Cloud 5 p.m. prostitutes. Bennett said. “I think that most will see this as a change that Sunday. An autographed guitar will be given away Prostitution and human trafficking are demeaning acts benefits not only the U.S. military, but also honest business in a drawing at the Camp Casey show. Participants toward women, said Capt. Kent Bennett, 2nd Infantry Division owners and women around the world.” must be present to win. preventive medicine officer. According to South Korean authorities, Seoul’s sex “By participating in this, a Soldier is contributing to the industry generates an estimated $21 billion per year. A recent Shalom House enslavement of women and girls from all over the world,” he raid in the red light district yielded 38 arrests. Camp Casey Soldiers and military wives will participate in the Shalom House Bazaar and Dance Military and Korean National Police officers work together Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, to provide patrols through the bars outside of military posts. call Diane Gavin at 011-9682-5984. The 8th U.S. Army holds a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to prostitution and human trafficking, Campbell said. Fall Fair Prostitution is a problem that affects not only the The Camp Red Cloud Enclave Fall Fair will take relationships between the U.S. Soldiers and their Korean place on CRC Sunday. There will be a nine-hole neighbors, but also combat readiness, Bennett said. golf “scramble” at 7:30 a.m., a 5-kilometer fun “A Soldier who engages in sexual relations with a run and 10 mile bike ride at 11 a.m., a flag prostitute risks several health effects,” he said. “The majority football game at 1 p.m., and food, drinks, live of these risks are those one would associate with sexually bands, air games and displays beginning at noon. transmitted diseases such as HIV, genital warts and syphilis.” The highlight will be a performance by country Bennett also added that this problem not only affects an music singer Daryl Worley at 5 p.m. individual Soldier, but also a larger element in general. “Even a Soldier who isn’t married needs to consider the effect that Newcomers Orientation getting an STD from a casual sexual encounter will have on Camp Red Cloud Army Community Service will host its monthly newcomers orientation 8 a.m. current or future relationships,” he said. Wednesday at the ACS classroom. For more With the discernible problems that prostitution and human information, call 732-7292. The Camp Casey ACS trafficking convey, there are many possible solutions to try will host its newcomers orientation 8:15 a.m. and solve it. Nov. 23 in the ACS classroom. To reserve a seat, “Don’t condone it and don’t buy into it,” said Sgt. Sherri call 730-3107. Davis, 473rd Quartermaster Company. “We have a lot of other activities for Soldiers, like libraries and cyber cafes.” BOSS Halloween Party (Editor’s note: This is the part one of a three-part series Camp Red Cloud Better Opportunities for Single on prostitution and human trafficking) and Unaccompanied Soldiers is hosting a Halloween party 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. Oct. 29 at E-mail Giancarlo.Casem@korea.army.mil Mitchell’s Club. There will be contests for best costume, guessing the number of candy corn, blindfolded spider racing, and a witch’s brew Troops to Teachers helps Soldiers start second career drinking contest. By Pfc. Stephanie Pearson Those resources include a network them from their development into the Area I Public Affairs Office of state TTT offices that provides classroom.” Pool Tournament Speed P ool Tournament participants with counseling and “On a daily basis, officers and The speed pool tournament finals will be held at CAMP RED CLOUD — assistance regarding state certification enlisted members instruct, motivate, Camp Red Cloud’s Mitchell’s Club 8 p.m. Oct. Representatives from Troops to requirements, job searches, help writing lead and inspire,” McAleer added. “On 29. The winner will get the chance to face speed- Teachers visited Camp Red Cloud Oct. resumes, and links to information a daily basis, teachers instruct, motivate, pool professional Dave Pearson Oct. 30 for a 14 to talk to troops considering a second regarding a career in public education. lead and inspire. There’s a lot of $50,000 prize. career after the military. “Everyone likes to focus on the similarity between what a “Troops to Teachers is a program to Trip Christmas Shopping Trip money, but the other resources are the servicemember does and what a teacher The 2nd Infantry Division is hosting a Christmas encourage military personnel to consider real value,” Roth said. does. One of the other things I think shopping trip Nov. 7 to the Chosun Gift Shop in teaching as a second career,” said John “Troops to Teachers has marshaled makes military people very good Yongsan for all warriors and their spouses. Roth, a Troops to Teachers counselor a lot of resources that might be available teachers is the fact that as troops, they Refreshments, gift-wrapping and shipping services and advisor. “We provide some financial to other people, but would be hard to are making a conscious decision of ‘I will be available. Buses will leave Camps Casey, assistance to them if they meet certain come by,” William McAleer, Camp Red want to teach.’ That conscious decision Red Cloud, Stanley and Garry Owen at 9 a.m. criteria, and then help them find jobs Cloud DANTES advisor, added. “All the means they’ve made a commitment, and Participants can sign up at their unit S-1. teaching in areas with low-income state coordinators are retired military, commitment is what the military is very families and high-needs schools.” so you’re not talking to somebody who good at. Officers and noncommissioned CID offers reward To be eligible for the program, is going to treat you as having alien officers are committed to seeing other The Criminal Investigation Division is offering a servicemembers must have served at experiences. They know what you’ve people succeed.” $1,000 reward for information leading to the least six years active duty or 10 years been through, what it’s like, and they Troops to Teachers was established successful apprehension and prosecution of the in a reserve component, and they must have contacts within the states.” in 1994 as a transition assistance program person or persons responsible for stealing six meet the educational requirements. To Roth and McAleer said the military through the Department of Defense; in U.S. government Compaq desktop computers, teach an academic subject, they must is a great place to find good teachers. 2000, the program was transferred to the and nine Hansol flat screen computer monitors. have a bachelor’s degree or higher; to “Servicemembers make good U.S. Department of Education and is The equipment was taken from Building 3752, teach a vocational or technical subject, candidates for teaching for a lot of managed by the Defense Activity for Non- Camp Hovey between Aug. 15 - Sept. 13. Anyone they must have at least one year of reasons,” Roth explained. “A lot of them Traditional Education Support. Interested with information pertaining to the whereabouts of college with six years of experience in have backgrounds working in the servicemembers should contact their local these items and/or person or person responsible that vocation. subject they want to teach. They also education center, or visit the Troops to for the theft is urged to contact the CID office at In addition to financial aid, TTT also bring maturity to the classroom, and Teachers Web site at 730-3820 or 011-695-1784. Caller identity can remain confidential. This reward expires on Sept. offers several other resources to help have had training in sexual harassment, www.ProudToServeAgain.com. 30, 2005. servicemembers in earning their diversity, leadership, safety and first aid. teaching certification. All of these are things they bring with E-mail email@example.com
The Morning Calm Weekly Area I Oct. 22, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 7Former Soldiers experience changes after ax murdersBy Spc. Chris Stephens “When I have a bad day, I think back ranger and airborne training, much like Upon finding out about the Ax2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office on Operation Paul Bunyan and realize you trust that your parachute will open Murders, Lt. Col. Michael Brouilette, things could’ve been much worse,” he on the count of four.” a private first class at the time, said PANMUNJOM — After the Ax said. “I also realized that at the time, For then-Specialist 4 Mark Luttrull, he had a burning desire to get revenge.Murders and Operation Paul Bunyan, the North Koreans had no respect for who was Capt. Arthur Bonifas’ driver, “After the incident, I volunteeredSoldiers stationed near the demilitarized life and the U.S. (would) take action he remembers the good times he had to be the new company commander’szone had a lot to think about. Not only when necessary.” with his commander. driver for a year and extend a year,of the incidents, but also the lessons Another aspect learned by James “I was (his) driver for nearly a year,” which was unheard of back then,”they learned from both. McMillin, a sergeant at the time, was he said. “We spent a lot of time together Brouilette said. “I found a strong Everything processed through their the importance of family. and talked about many things. patriotism I did not really posses priorminds within the “The decision to leave “Since I was from Indiana, Captain to the incidents, which I still enjoynext few days, the material items that you Bonifas spent a lot of time speaking of today.but it would “Things could have have accumulated in Indiana University’s basketball coach, For others, the memories of whattake the years been much worse.” combat boils down to Bob Knight,” Luttrull said. “Coach happened between the Ax Murders andfor everything -Jack Parris one thing only,” he said. Knight had been coach at West Point Operation Paul Bunyan will continueto sink in. “It’s not your money or while Bonifas was there and in a manner to be with them every day of their “We all learned that given any your camera, but the photos of your of speaking, ‘set the program on fire.’” lives.challenge, an American Soldier can do family. Until you get there, you don’t Luttrull said he has carried something “Many of us keep the memories (Axanything the command sets its mind to truly have the appreciation for what you else with him over the past quarter- Murders and Operation Paul Bunyan)do,” said retired Col. Victor Vierra, who have been given in this world. That century. with us each day,” Parris said. “Icommanded Task Force Vierra during leaves me with of a favorable “Out of all of the games I have know it was a special time in my lifeOperation Paul Bunyan. “We ran a near impression of where my priorities are watched Knight coach, I know that I’m and I look back on it with pride andperfect operation with no injuries, and in this world.” watching it for two people,” he said. sorrow for the loss of life on Aug.thank God, no loss of life. That is Then-2nd Lt. Charles Ladd learned Not too long after Operation Paul 18.”certainly not what we expected when how to take on the responsibilities of Bunyan, the Soldiers started dispersing (Editor’s note: This is part three ofwe launched the operations.” leading men in a combat situation. to other duty stations. Some went state- a three part series on the 1976 DMZ For Jack Parris, a sergeant at the “The responsibilities I felt for my side; others went to another overseas ax murders)time, looking back is a regular platoon hit me right between the eyes,” assignment, while some extended theirexperience. he said. “I learned to trust my infantry, tour in Korea for an extra year. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Army announces temporary restationing for 2BCT Exercise keeps you fit, flab-free By Pfc. Stephanie Pearson class instructors. Only 20 percent of adults exercise Army News Service Area I Public Affairs Office enough to gain health benefits, and the military population makes up a large portion of that group. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of CAMP CASEY— Along with proper nutrition and But more than 80 percent of people who have been the Army announced Sept. 23 the temporary healthy eating, exercising regularly is a crucial factor successful at weight loss have significantly increased relocation of the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, to lose weight and stay fit. their physical activity to lose weight and keep it off, or 2BCT, from Korea to Fort Carson, Colo., The second session of the “Weigh to Stay” she said. following its current deployment to Iraq. This action program, offered through the 121st General Hospital Besides building muscles, exercising can also lower will result in an increase of approximately 3,700 nutrition department, in conjunction with Area I tension; anxiety and depression; enhance a feeling of military authorizations at Fort Carson. The Army community health services, teaches overweight well-being; improve physical appearance; and increase projects this temporary relocation for late summer warriors how to incorporate exercise into their fitness the body’s ability to burn fat, Clyde explained. 2005. plans. “Exercise is very important,” she stressed. Temporary stationing of 2-2 ID now is More than 60 percent of adults in America are Clyde told the Soldiers how to start an exercise overweight, said Maj. Shelly Clyde, chief of clinical program. See Restationing on Page 8 dietetics at the 121st General Hospital and one of the See Exercise on Page 8 PHOTO BY DAVID MCNALLY PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSON Warrior Division troopers pass in review Aug. 2 at Camp Pfc. Casundra Jackson, 552nd Signal Company (left), and Senior Airman Adam D’Anthony, 607th Weather Squadron, pump Casey before departing for duty in Iraq. weights Tuesday at the Camp Red Cloud Physical Fitness Center.
Oct. 22, 20048 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area I The Morning Calm WeeklyRestationing from Page 7operationally imperative to ensure the Soldiers and their families’ lives andArmy is postured to fully support its supports the Army’s plan to stabilizestrategic commitments. Additionally, the force. This stationing action doesthe 2-2 ID will transform to a not involve the relocation of any DoDcampaign-quality force with joint and civilian authorizations.expeditionary capabilities that meet the Earlier this summer the Departmentdemands of combatant commanders. of Defense had announced that 2-2 Officials said Fort Carson was ID would be part of the realignmentselected based on existing facility of forces overseas and would notcapacities, available training space, return to its bases in South Korea, butand current locations of similar units. no U.S. destination was announced.Family members of the unit’s soldiers The Army will address permanentwill soon begin relocating to Fort stationing through the BaseCarson. This restationing decision will Realignment and Closure 2005provide stability and predictability to analysis.Exercise from Page 7 “First, focus on your daily activities,” set of each exercise, with eight to 12she said. “How many hours a day do repetitions. Allow 48 hours betweenyou spend watching television, playing exercising the same muscle groups.on the computer, talking on the phone increase resistance as your strengthor reading books? These are sedentary improves. This could mean adding moreactivities.” weight when muscular training, or Once you’ve assessed your level of increasing time, speed and distance foractivity, set goals, but keep them cardio-respiratory exercises.realistic, Clyde said. when lifting weights, use a slow, “Start out small and build up slowly,” controlled motion. Never hold your breath,she warned. “Then, figure out what and never lock your joints.motivates you. What activities are you after exercising, stretch the musclesinterested in?” used during that activity with a slow, Once you have identified some controlled motion. Hold the stretch 10 –activities you would like to try, Clyde 30 seconds, and repeat each stretch twosaid to schedule the activity for a time to three times.that will allow you to be most consistent There are a lot of reasons people don’tand at a location convenient for you. There are three types of exercise: exercise, Clyde explained, but all of themcardio-respiratory fitness, muscular can be overcome with the right mindset.fitness and flexibility. Clyde told the Most important is not giving up, she said.class to make sure to incorporate all three Change your exercise program to keep itinto any workout plan, and offered the from becoming boring, and considerfollowing guidelines: working out with a buddy to stay perform cardio-respiratory fitness motivated.five to seven days a week for at least “The best piece of advice I can give30 minutes a session, with a five-minute you is to make exercise a priority!” Clydewarm-up. said. “Schedule exercise like you would perform muscular-fitness training any other obligation, and place emphasistwo to three days a week, doing a on meeting that priority.”minimum of eight to 10 separateexercises. Perform a minimum of one E-mail email@example.com PHOTO BY PFC. STEPHANIE PEARSONPfc. Jesus DeLeon, 552nd Signal Company works out Tuesday afternoon at the Camp RedCloud Physical Fitness Center in front of a mirror.
Oct. 22, 2004 Page 9 U.S.Soldiers take oath, receive U.S. citizenshipBy Alex Harrington Also present at the naturalizationArea II Public Affair Office ceremony was U.S. Ambassador Christopher Hill. During his remarks, he YONGSAN — Sixteen Army conveyed his appreciation for theirSoldiers became new U.S. citizens after service and sacrifice during a time whentaking the oath of allegiance at a special the U.S. is at war against worldoverseas military naturalization terrorism.ceremony Oct. 14 at Yongsan Army “You have made a serious decisionGarrison. to serve the United States in the U.S. The ceremony was possible because Army, which I am truly grateful,” Hillof a new amendment in the National said, adding, “It is an honor to meetDefense Authorization Act for Fiscal such fine young men and women who2004. The amendment allows show such dedication to the ideals fornaturalization for non-U.S. which America stands.servicemembers serving in the Hill said he wish them success andDepartment of Defense outside the PHOTO BY AREA II PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE happiness in their new lives as AmericanUnited States. Soldiers take the oath of allegiance Oct. 14 to become U.S. citizens at Yongsan Army Garrison. citizens. Among the newly sworn-in U.S. In recent years, becoming a U.S.citizens was Pfc. Anita Francis, a native time to travel throughout America and “Today, we welcome as new citizens citizen has become much easier andof Sri Lanka, an island-country near go after my dreams.” men and women who had pledged toIndia, who desired to find a better life faster for thousands of noncitizen Francis is the first from her family protect America’s freedom,” Petrucelliin America. servicemembers. In July 2002, President to leave Sri Lanka for America. said. “Thousands of immigrant troops “I joined the U.S. Army in Guam in Bush expedited the naturalization The ceremony in Seoul culminated are making extraordinary sacrifices forhopes of a better opportunity for the first overseas military naturalization America.” process for service members througheducation and travel,” said the 21-year- ceremonies conducted by the U.S. Petrucelli said it was a fitting way an executive order that states legalold who is a truck driver stationed at federal government, according to a U.S. for the nation to demonstrate its permanent residents serving in the U.S.Camp Humphreys. Citizenship and Immigration Services appreciation by granting qualified military are immediately eligible to apply She added, tearfully, “I feel a press release. servicemembers U.S. citizenship as for naturalization.tremendous burden lifted up off my Michael Petrucelli, USCIS deputy quickly as possible, “to carry out theirshoulders. Now I will have an easier director, attended the ceremony. dream to become Americans.” E-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgTraffic accidents tips help in a pinch Be ready with a will By Capt. Robert VedraBy Cpl. Park Jin-woo of vehicles involved in the accident and contact Yongsan Law CenterArea II Public Affairs Office information. It is important that all parties involved not move YONGSAN — While numerous medical YONGSAN — Traffic congestion is a way of life their vehicles until the Korean National Police arrivein Seoul. With 12 million people and millions of cars studies debate the links between various factors and record the incident at the scene, Kriska said. The and their effect on mortality rates, one conclusionout on the roads, the odds of two of these millions of KNP will give the go-ahead to move a car,cars becoming involved in an accident is high. remains indisputable: we’re all going to die sooner Don’t argue or later. Members of U.S. Forces Korea are not immune to If one of the parties involved in the accident beginstraffic accidents, according to military police. There Odds are also good to dispute about who is at fault, they may be held each person will havewere more than 400 traffic accidents involving Area liable for verbal or even physical abuse toward theII residents who fall under the Status of Forces some personal belongings other person. in his possession when heAgreement, according to an official at Yongsan “Above all, remain calm and do not argue with theGarrison’s Provost Marshal Office. does eventually die. Some KNP,” said Kriska. may even still be raising Knowing what to do if involved in an auto accident Interacting with the KNPwith a Korean is important. Military police have wise minor children when their The other driver who was at the accident may have time comes.advice if involved in an unfortunate fender-bender. already called the KNP by this time. It is likely that the Immediately following an auto accident in the Few people enjoy local KNP will arrive at the scene before anyone else. Vedra pondering their mortality,Republic of Korea, a westerner may find himself Wait patiently until they do.feeling alienated because of the language barrier but it is a fact of life, When the KNP do arrive to the scene, show them especially in a profession as hazardous as thebetween the other driver and Korean National Police the SOFA card immediately and they will contact theif they happen to be taken to the KNP station. military. One small way of establishing control over MP. what is largely an uncontrollable situation is by Military police said the best thing to do is always At the scene, the KNP will mark the positions ofbe alert and drive safe while driving on the streets in making a will. A will is a legal document that the tires with spray paint and take pictures for further provides instructions on distributing a person’sthe ROK, especially in large cities like Seoul and Busan. investigation. If necessary, after the KNP conduct their possessions after death. It also outlines the wishesDon’t leave the scene of an accident initial investigation of the accident scene they will take on who will become the guardian of minor “The most important action for someone involved each party involved to the nearest police station. children should there be no one left who has thein an auto accident is to not to leave the scene of the The MP traffic accident investigators each have legal right to custody of the child or children.accident, even for a second,” said Sgt. Tommy Kriska, KNP partners. They contact and pick up their partner When a person who has a will dies, the willtraffic noncommissioned officer in charge at the 55th before coming to the scene. goes to a special court known as probate court.Military Police Company. When the MP arrives at the scene, or to the KNP The court first determines whether the will is Kriska advised people covered under the SOFA to station, they will assist, as well as coordinate the valid. This is a question of whether the will wasimmediately call the U.S. military police after an investigation with the KNP.accident to provide them with all the names of parties See Inevitable on Page 10involved, location, apparent injuries, make and type See A ccident on Page 10
10 Oct. 22, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area II The Morning Calm Weekly NEWS & NOTES Total Fitness/Health Retiree office announces news updates Retiree Activity Office eliminated as soon as the new law is The second is for Citibank Smith- Clinic enacted. There will be a one-year open Barney account holders, which claims a There will be a fitness and health clinic Oct. Gains for widows and 100 percent enrollment period starting Oct. 1, 2005 technical upgrade is being implemented 29. Assessments will include body fat analysis, disabled retirees to allow those already retired to enroll in and customers must reverify their personal strength testing, flexibility testing, posture The 2005 National Defense SBP. information. analysis, video gait analysis, running shoe Authorization Act resolves two key A buy-in will require paying premiums These are Internet scams designed to prescription and cholesterol testing. For more issues of interest to retirees and widows. back to date of retirement plus interest. get you to reveal your important financial information, call 737-5092 or 737-5001. The Social Security offset to the information to allow others to drain your Concurrent Receipt Survivor Benefit Plan will be eliminated Retirees who are 100 percent disabled accounts. OCS Board over the next three and a half years. will start to receive their full concurrent RAO returns to old location The Area II Support Activity local Officer SBP is currently reduced from 55 With the completion of reconstruction retired disability pay on Jan. 1, 2005. Candidate School board will meet 9:30 a.m. percent to 35 percent of member’s of Building 936, the Retiree Activities Retirees who are 50-90 percent Nov. 1 at the Command Conference Room, retired pay when the widow reaches age Office returned to Room 103. The office disabled will continue to have their retired Building 4305, Room 107. For more information, 62. is currently shared with the passports pay phased in over the next nine years. call 738-5017. The offset will be phased out by office, and will eventually include an Air incrementally increasing the SBP annuity Bogus Citibank e-mails Force Reserve recruiter. The retirement activities officer Native American Heritage as follows: As a result of the lack of space, privacy recently received two e-mails Commemoration Oct 1, 2005 - 40 percent and security, the RAO is searching for an purportedly sent by Citibank. Ceremony April 1, 2006 - 45 percent alternate location. If the RAO cannot find One addresses identity theft for your The Area II Ethnic Observance Committee is April 1, 2007 - 50 percent a suitable location by the end of the year, searching for talent to sing, dance, recite poetry April 1, 2008 - 55 percent bank account and their corrective action the office may close. The office needs in contribution to the celebration of “Native Retirees who are paying the requires that you log on to a web site and volunteers to stay in operation. American Heritage Month” 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. supplemental SBP premium will see it verify your personal information. Nov. 3 at the Naija Ballroom, Dragon Hill Lodge. For more information, call 738-5950/5900. Accidents from Page 9 Savings plan to offer “The MP and KNP will conduct a For civilians, the Korean government Army Competitive joint investigation to ensure that all has the right to trial. opportunity Categor y Promotion parties involved receive fair arbitration,” “The servicing JAG office will advise By Rudi Williams Bo ar d ar said Kriska. “The MP investigator (them) of their rights under the SOFA American Forces Press Service There is a promotion board for all first makes sure the investigation is done and Korean legal system in general,” Kim lieutenants with a date of rank of March 31, fairly and the parties involved are said. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The 2004, and earlier, for promotion to captain. advised of all their options.” If the KNP finds the SOFA personnel at fault to any degree, they will be placed Thrift Savings Plan kicked off its Applicants need to update promotion files. Private settlement vs. prosecution on international hold pending 2004 “open season” with a selection board will meet Tuesday. Contact “It is not uncommon for a private investigations and any further legal reminder for servicemembers and Personnel Services Detachment for records settlement to be made in minor auto proceedings. civilian employees: they can update. traffic accidents involving no personal All parties involved in an accident substantially increase their injury,” said Kim Hyun Su, a USFK judge should contact their respective insurance retirement coffers by investing in 18th MEDCOM Medical advocate. companies to inform them of an TSP. Team R eadiness Team Evening For an active-duty member the accident. Insurance is mandatory in the Clinic Korean government has jurisdiction, Open season, the period when ROK. A private settlement often is made people can enroll in the program An evening Immunization Clinic will provide except in official duty cases where the through insurance companies. or change their options, runs increased access to those otherwise unable to member was driving a government through Dec. 31. attend unit SRPS. It is open to the all active vehicle on official duty. E-mail ParkJinW@korea.army.mil More than 85 percent of duty Soldiers, Sailors and Marines. It is held from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Monday through Friday workers covered by the Federal beginning Oct.18 at Yongsan Soldier Support Will from Page 9 Employees Retirement System, or Center, Building S-4034 across from the Dragon executed in accordance with the state’s such as the child’s other parent, has the FERS, and about 67 percent of Hill Lodge. For participation, no appointment is requirements, and whether the person legal right to custody of the children. Just employees covered by the Civil necessary, just walk in with a medical and shot who made the will (also known as the like the executor, the testator should trust Service Retirement System records. testator) had the legal capacity to the guardian and discuss the issue with contribute to TSP, a 401K-type execute a will. After the probate court him before naming him as the guardian savings program. NEO exercise determines a will is valid, it delves into in the will. “Open season is a good time Courageous Channel 04-2 will run today through the details of the will and oversees the Not everyone needs a will. Obviously, make the initial decision on whether Saturday. Courageous Channel is a noncombatant administration of the estate according people who do not have minor children or not you will contribute to TSP evacuation operation in a readiness exercise that to the testator’s wishes. Two of the have no need to name a guardian. In if youre not currently occurs semiannual across the peninsula. This most important details in this process addition, some property can be contributing,” Trabucco noted. exercise is mandatory for military and DoD civilians, are the testator’s choices of executor distributed by means other than a will. “Its also the time to increase your family members and contractors. Area II partcipants and guardian. For example, proceeds from life contributions to take advantage of must report to the Collier Field House, South Post The executor, also known as the insurance policies go directly to the the increased amounts that you’re and Army Commuity Service or Chapel Annex on personal representative, is the person beneficiaries named in the policy. Bank allowed to contribute this year. If Hannam Village. Hours of operation are 6 a.m. - 8 that the testator names to handle all of accounts can be set up to pay directly to you’re not contributing the p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. the details of administering his estate. a specifically named person in the event maximum, now is your time to take Saturday. For more information contact your unit The executor must settle the testator’s of the account holder’s death. This is a look and see if you can or NEO wardens. debts and distribute the testator’s known as a payable on death account. should.” remaining property according to the Finally, property held jointly with another Trabucco pointed out that this Funded Legal Education terms written into the will. Needless to usually passes directly to the joint owner may be the last TSP open season, Program say, the testator should trust the upon death. If the bulk of a person’s because legislation has passed the The Office of The Judge Advocate General is executor to handle his affairs. The assets are in one of these forms, that U.S. Senate and is in the House of offering the Army’s Funded Legal Education testator should also notify the executor person may not need a will. Representatives that would Program. The Program is open to commissioned that he intends to name them as executor People who want to write a will, eliminate open seasons in the officers in the rank of second lieutenant through before writing the will and verify that would like more information about wills future. The congressional measure captain. Applicants must have at least two years the executor would be willing to serve and the probate process, or want to would allow people to make their of total active federal service at the time training in that capacity. discuss whether or not they need a will contribution elections at any time. begins. For more information, call 723-3423 or The guardian is the person that the may contact local legal assistance offices For more information online, e-mail at email@example.com. testator names to care for her minor to set up appointments with attorneys. children in the event that no one else, In Area II, call DSN 738-6841. visit http://www.tsp.gov.
The Morning Calm Weekly Area II Oct. 22, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 11Film wins over digits in photo contest Experience Greater SeoulKorea Region Public Affairs Office said he entered 18 photographs. All were made on a Tours USO Tours 35 mm camera using film, not with a digital camera. YONGSAN — Photos made on traditional film beat “I was naturally pleased about winning, but I didn’t Ichon Pottery Shopping tour – 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Todayout the latest technology in the Korea-level judging of think I would win best of show,” Hornby said.the Army photography contest. Lotte World Amusement Park – 8:30 a.m-4 p.m. Sunday Hornby is assigned to the 17th Aviation Brigade. Jonathan Hornby took best of show with a black Bomun Temple (Ginseng & Bamboo Market) 8:30 a.m.- He has been taking photographs for about threeand white photo in the Korea Region Morale, Welfare 4:40 p.m. Tuesday years. Hornby started in high school. He as been inand Recreation judging. The awards were announced the Army about a year, and in Korea about five months. Fishing Rod &Reel store – 3:45 p.m.-10.p.m.Oct. 13 at the Yongsan Arts and Crafts Center. “I did a lot of photography before coming in the Insadong Night tour(dinner included) 6 p.m.-10 p.m. There were 271 submissions for the contest. For Army,” he said. “I would like to get involved in Thursdayeach category, first, second, third and honorable For more information, call the Seoul USO office at 02- photography more, and use the Arts and Crafts Center.mention places were awarded. Categories were divided I’m not going into digital photography for a while. 792-3380.between active-duty military and other participants. I’ll stick with film.”Photos were classified as black and white or colorprints in people, place, thing, experimental or military This year’s big winner was again Sebastian Sciotti Tour R oyal Asiatic Tourlife. Jr. from Camp Henry. He had 12 winning entries, The 72 winning photos are on display until Oct. 31 including third and honorable mention in the short films Seoraksan National Park Tour (Gangwon-do) Saturday-on the second floor of the Yongsan Arts and Crafts category. Close behind was Amy Mullarkey with nine SundayCenter, Building 4254. The center is open 9 a.m. to 8 winning photos. She had five first-place photographs Songnisan and Popchusa National park Tour Oct.30p.m. in the competition. Tokyousan National Park Tour Oct. 31 Hornby also took first in the black and white thing Winning photographs and short films will be Chirisan National Park Tour Oct. 30-31category and third place in the black and white forwarded to the Department of Army of the Gyeongju tour – Silla Kingdom Nov. 6-7experimental category for active-duty entries. Hornby Armywide competition. Persimoon Valley Tour Nov. 6 Ten-MilerRunners set for Army Ten-Miler Call 02-763-9483 for more information.Army News Service Following their skydive, the Golden Knights will Entertainment be on site to motivate runners and interact with WASHINGTON — The 20th annual Army Ten- spectators. Opera ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ will be held at 7:30 p.m.Miler, America’s largest 10-mile road race, begins The Army Ten-Miler is produced by the U.S. Saturday at the Seoul Arts Center Theater. For moreat 8 a.m. Sunday at the Pentagon. Army Military District of Washington and sponsored information, call 02-580-1300. Registration increased to 20,293 runners this by the Association of the U.S. Army. The Seoul International Computer Music Festival willyear with both military and civilian participants The Ten-Miler race record was set by Dan be held at 7: 30 p.m. Sunday at Jayu theater in the Seoulcoming fom across the country and the world to Browne, 47:44, in 1997. The Women’s record was Arts Center. For more information, call 02-2290-1709.be a part of the event. set by Susan Molloy, 56:20, in 1995. The Universal Ballet 20th Anniversary ‘Shim-Chung’will The U.S. Army Golden Knights, the Army’s Last year’s winners were John Henwood with a be held Oct.29 -Nov.3 at the Opera Theater, Seoul Artspremier skydiving team, will jump at 7:15 a.m. time of 48:39, and Alisa Harvey who finished in Center.Sunday before the start of the Army Ten-Miler. 59:29.
Oct. 22, 200412 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Essay contest “Red Ribbon” presentation 11 a.m. Ok.Suh@kor.amedd.army.mil Korean corporate members of the Thursday in the Seoul American High Association of U.S. Army are sponsoring School auditorium. Religious activities an essay contest, “Life in Korea,” for Learn to be a better husband and leader active-duty Soldiers, family members Program funding opportunity Men of the Morning Calm holds Bible and KATUSA Soldiers. For more The Armed Forces Spouses’ Club studies for Area II men who want to information, call 723-6306 or e-mail seeks to support worthy projects or learn to be better husbands and leaders Community News firstname.lastname@example.org. needs. Through its American Projects in their community. Bible studies are program, AFSC donates to organizations held at the South Post Chapel 6 a.m. Marine Corps Birthday Ball serving the USFK population including every Tuesday. Also, there is a men’s The 229th United States Marine Corps Soldiers, DoD civilians and their families breakfast 8 a.m. on the first Saturday Birthday Ball will be held, 6 p.m., Nov. who reside in the community. Any of each month at the South Post Chapel. 10, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul. organization or individual that serves the For more information, e-mail Guest of Honor is retired USFK population may request assistance email@example.com from AFSC. Please allow a two-monthCommunity Events, Classes and Lt.Gen.Kim,Sung-Eun, 15th minister of process for your request, and includeMeetings National Defense, and fourth Bible study commandant, Republic of Korea Marine the following information. To submit a A weekly Bible study, “The Word request, contact the AFSC AmericanKorea America Friendship Concert Corps.For tickets, e- and Christian Issues,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org Projects Chairperson, Nancy Donahue Come and enjoy classical music at the every Friday at the South Post Chapel. at 736-8119.Korea America Friendship Concert 7 For more information, call 018-310-p.m. Oct. 29 at the Seoul American High Thanksgiving Golf Trip to Australia 5178.School Auditorium. Concert is open to United Services Organization is AFSC looking for volunteersthe public and attendees are asked to be hosting an international golf gateway American Forces Spouses’ Club is Club Beyond Youth Ministryseated by 6:45 p.m. For more over Thanksgiving to Australia, Nov. 19- looking for volunteers to give back to Club beyond host many differentinformation, call 738-5212. 27. Call Rita at the USO for more the community. For more information, activities and Bible studies for High/ information, 724-7781. call 738-7327 or 736-8119. Middle School-aged children everyARC babysitting course week at Yongsan Army Garrison and American Red Cross is offering the DoDDS Yongsan Meeting for overweight people Hannam Village. For morefollowing course: babysitting, 9 a.m. to Area II commander speaks before Weight management support group information, call 011-9685-4170 or3 p.m. Oct. 30. For more information DoDDS students meetings are 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. the 3785-1954 or e-mail738-3670. Col. Timothy McNulty, Area II first and third Mondays of each month. email@example.com. commander, will address the freshman For more information, call 736-3029.School Jam and sophomores 11 a.m. today in the Yongsan Baptist Church Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will high school auditorium and before Quit smoking Yongsan Baptist Church offershost a “School Jam” on Saturday at the juniors and seniors 11 a.m. Tuesday. Smoking Cessation Clinic hosts new Tuesday Bible study 7 p.m., WednesdayDragon Hill Lodge. The event will raise groups every month for four one-hour service, 7 p.m., and Sunday services,funds to build scholarships for students. Red Ribbon Week group sessions. Medication is an option 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For moreAlpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was founded “Red Ribbon Week,” a drug with all four classes. Free to participants information, call 011-731-0573, e-mailin 1906, with the goal of “service” to all prevention program, begins Monday. and self-referral preferred. For more pastor@yongsanbapsist or go tomankind. Sheila Bryant from ASACS will host a information, call 736-6693 or e-mail www.yongsanbaptist.org.
14 Oct. 22, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Movies The Morning Calm Weekly Oct. 22-28 Alien vs. Without a Black Cloud Black Cloud Shark Tale Open Water Open Water Predator Paddle The Bourne Manchurian Harold & Kumar Yugioh! The Thunderbird Manchurian Black Cloud Go To White Supremacy Candidate Candidate Castle Movie First Yugioh! The No Show Collateral Collateral No Show King Arthur Daughter Movie Sky Captain and First First Alien vs. the World of No Show No Show No Show Tomorrow Daughter Daughter Predator Without a Shark Tale Shark Tale Black Cloud Open Water Open Water Taxi Paddle Sky Captain and Sky Captain and First Princess No Show the World of the World of No Show No Show Daughter Diaries 2 Tomorrow Tomorrow No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show First The Bourne No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show Daughter Supremacy Alien vs. Without a Mr. 3000 Mr. 3000 No Show Open Water Open Water Predator Paddle Alien vs. Predator Taxi — Starring Queen Shark Tale — The sea Tale Collateral — Max has First Daughter — The M a n c h u r i a n — Set in the early 21st Latifah and Jimmy Fallon. underworld is shaken up lived a mundane life as a daughter of the President Candidate — When his century on Earth, an New Yorks fastest cabbie cab driver. Vincent is a unit was ambushed during when the son of the shark goes to college after insisting industrialist billionaire, leads an expedition to (Queen Latifah) uses her mob boss is found dead contract killer. When an off- she be able to enjoy her the first Gulf War, Sgt. Antartica. The team finds skills beind the wheel of and a young fish named shore narco-trafficking school years without the Raymond Shaw saved his the remains of humans her souped-up car to help Oscar is found at the scene. cartel learns about an omnipresence of the Secret fellow soldiers just as his with holes in their rib cages. an overeager undercover Oscar takes advantage of indictment, they mount an Service. The government commanding officer, Maj. Five Predators are coming cop (Fallon) pursue a the situation and makes operation to identify and kill agrees to her demands but Ben Marco, was knocked to the temple to perform a gang of female bank himself look like he killed the the key witness. assigns a young agent to go unconscious. Brokering the coming-of-age ritual and robbers. Circumstances cause incident for political capital, finned mobster. Oscar soon undercover as a student in fight to the death with the aliens. Soon, it becomes comes to realize that his Vincent to hijack the cab, order to keep an eye on her. Shaw eventually becomes a clear only one species is claim may have serious and Max becomes The first daughter and the vice-presidential nominee, getting out alive. consequences. collateral. agent fall in love, until she while Marco is haunted by learns his true identity. dreams of what happened. No Show Paparazzi Manchurian Paparazzi No Show No Show No Show Candidate Alien vs. Alien vs. Alien vs. Taxi Taxi Taxi Open Water Predator Predator Predator No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show No Show Alien vs. Open Water Black Cloud Shark Tale No Show Taxi Taxi Predator Alien vs. Alien vs. Without a Open Water Open Water No Show Taxi Predator Predator Paddle Taxi Taxi Taxi Open Water Open Water Open Water Open Water Yu-gi-oh! Princess Princess Alien vs. Alien vs. Alien vs. Alien vs. The Movie Diaries 2 Diaries 2 Predator Predator Predator Predator Yu-gi-oh! Princess Princess Without a Without a Without a Without a The Movie Diaries 2 Diaries 2 Paddle Paddle Paddle Paddle
Chaplain The Morning Calm Weekly 15 Oct. 22, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweeklyKorea is a journey, profound testBy Chaplain (Maj.) Michael Charles encounter a devastating storm that begins to beat the personality clashes and too many requirements with19th Theater Support Command boat mercilessly. They were unable to adjust the sails too little time to accomplish them added to the to avoid running aground against the rocks. One verse challenge to living in a foreign land give us call to CAMP HENRY — “I’d rather be a first-class, says, ‘Fearing that we would be dashed against the drop four anchors from our stern and pray forsecond-class man than a second-class, first-class rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern and daylight.man.” These words of wisdom were given to my What are the four anchors that keep us from beingfather from his father. He passed them to me for in prayed for daylight.” Eventually in the story, the ship indeed smashes dashed on the rocks of today’s existence here? Ithe event of future challenges. Coming to Korea was submit they are the elements of faith in God, family,one of those challenges. Like other Soldiers, I left my into shore, but through good training and faith, all friendship and church attendance. Each brings a sensefamily of wife and three boys to come the famed crew and passengers lived and regrouped on the shore. of membership and belonging to lives persistently“Land of the Morning Calm.” Perhaps, it is not unlike the flow of events that makes battered and challenged. These elements help us When I arrived I found myself profoundly tested up a day in the life serving in Korea. remember, in our quiet moments, our connectednessas my assignment in Korea was unlike any other in Life in Korea presents us with many parallels to to a reality other than the present. It also helps us tomy Army adventure. I immediately looked for words this story worthy of our contemplation. For instance, remember God is with us, even to the ends of theof wisdom to guide me in my journey. is not our journey in Korea not unlike the journey earth. Perhaps we can remember the wisdom of our There is a great story in the book of Acts in the described in the Bible with Paul? Frequently our fathers and mothers and “be a first-class, second-Bible depicting the great preacher, Paul, transiting the personal life is strained, battered even, by figurative class man or woman instead of a second-class firstMediterranean aboard a small ship. The ship and crew waves of challenge: family challenges, work issues, class-man or woman.” Area IV Worship Services Protestant Catholic Chaplains Collective 10 a.m. Camp Carroll Sunday Mass 9 a.m. Camp Walker Chaplain (Maj.) Richard Bendorf 10:45 a.m. Camp Hialeah 9 a.m. Camp Hialeah 764-5455 10:30 a.m. Camp Walker 11:30 a.m. Camp Carroll firstname.lastname@example.org Apostolic 12:30 p.m. Camp Hialeah Saturday Mass 5 p.m. Camp Walker Chaplain (Capt.) Steven Ashbrook Latter-day Saints 11:30 a.m. Camp Walker 765-8991 email@example.com Collective 12:45 p.m. Camp Walker 7 p.m. Camp Carroll Chaplain (Capt.) Robert Marsi 763-7395 Korean 6 p.m. Camp Hialeah firstname.lastname@example.org (All services are on Sunday)
16 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Oct. 22, 2004 Feature The Morning Calm WeeklyHundreds of hand-made masks grace the walls of the Andong Gangbyeon Festival Grounds.Andong Mask Dance FestivalBy Cpl. Oh Dong-keun butcher) and so on. Each of theArea IV Public Affairs Office characters represents a social class. Conflicts among different classes and ANDONG — One of Korea’s most individuals are satirized to relieve socialpopular folk festivals, the Andong tensions among the people in the village.Mask Dance Festival, is held each Each character has a specific maskOctober at the Andong Gangbyeon that symbolizes its personality. TheFestival Grounds and Hahoe Village, nine-mask set used in the play is calledabout 50 miles north of Daegu. “Hahoe Byeongsan” and is the oldest of This year’s festival, held Oct. 1 – its kind in Korea.10, featured mask dance A traditional Korean farmers’performances by groups from 11 percussion ensemble, known as nong-countries including the United States, ak, provides a powerful, hypnotic beatJapan, Russia and India. In addition, to accentuate the action on stage.a variety of cultural exhibits and In 1980, the government designatedinteractive events highlighting Korean Hahoe Byeolsin mask dance play astraditional goods and masks offered Important Intangible Cultural Propertyvisitors a hands-on experience in No. 69 to ensure its preservation andmaking traditional masks and paper transmission to future generations. PHOTOS BT CPL. OH DONG-KEUNgoods. The goal of the Hahoe Mask Dance Halmi, an old widow, bemoans her ill fortune as she begs in front of the spectators. The most popular attraction at thefestival was the Hahoe Byeolsin mask Drama Preservation Society, whichdance play performed by the members revived and exclusively presents theof the Hahoe Mask Dance Drama mask dance play, is to not onlyPreservation Society. The play is one preserve the drama, but also toof Korea’s oldest traditional folk plays introduce one of Korea’s greatestand has been performed for centuries cultural treasures to the world.as a village ritual. This is the eighth year that the city The five-act drama features various of Andong hosted the annual 10-dayallegorical characters, such as festival. For more information online,yangban (an arrogant aristocrat), visit http://www.maskdance.com, orsunbi (a pedantic scholar), shung (a call the Andong Mask Dance Festivaldepraved Buddhist monk), imae (a Organizing Committee at 054-851-foolish servant), baekjung (a coarse 6398.Yangban, an aristocrat , has a long, black beard Gaksi, a young bride, has very small eyes toto show dignity and an expressive smile that show her shyness and a tiny mouth indicatingreveals both generosity and smugness. that she doesn’t speak often. A member of the nong-ak ensemble plays a Janggo, a type of traditional drum, during the play.
18 Oct. 22, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly MWR The Morning Calm Weekly Warriors battle on soccer field By Soojin Atwater Area I Marketing Division CAMP CASEY — Area I Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored the 2004 Warrior Post-Level Invitational Soccer Tournament Oct. 2-3 at the Swimming Registration Schoonover Bowl here. Yongsan Children and Youth Services Sports will This was the second outdoor conduct swimming registration throughout invitational soccer tournament this year. October for youth ages 5-18. For more information After six long and tough games in contact 738-8117. two days, Camp Casey’s Team “B” took home the first place trophy, followed W eight Loss Support by the Camp Red Cloud team as a Group runner up. PHOTOS SUJIN ATWATER Yongsan Weight Support Group is now BY Surprisingly, Camp Casey lost its first Camp Casey takes home a 1st place trophy Oct. 2-3 during the Warrior soccer tourney. accepting new members. The group is a free game against Osan Air Base, in which weight loss support group offering exercise they fell into the loser ’s bracket; and workout options, healthy eating support however, strong team spirit and tough and weight loss support. E-mail practice must have paid off as Team B email@example.com or call 011-9699- defeated Camp Red Cloud in two games 7064 for membership information. 4-0 and 3-1. Traditionally, this is an Area I event, Touchdown Tuesdays Tuesdays but this time an Osan Air Base team Participants score games and giveaways every joined in the friendly competition. Tuesday night at Henry’s Place, the Hideaway Call 732- 6927 for more information Club and the Busan Pub in Area IV. Just by showing about Warrior Sports in Area I. up to watch the game, patrons receive a free Competition is intense, as Casey, fresh from Players celebrate after a match at Camp raffle ticket for a chance to win weekly prizes and E-mail AtwaterS@korea.army.mil a loss to Osan, beats Camp Red Cloud. Casey’s Schoonover Bowl. a shot at the grand prize, a trip to the United States. The more games watched, the greater the chances are to win. Pregame activities begin at 6:30 p.m. and the game kicks off at 7 p.m. Army conducts family member survey Call 768-7563 for more information. by Sua Jun The survey results directly lead to changes in family- Area II Marketing focused programs and services, which improve life for Golf Clinic Army families. YONGSAN — The U.S. Army Community and Family The Sungnam Golf Club presents a Ladies About 60,000 families were included in the random Support Center conducted a survey of Army families last Professional Golf Association golf clinic 1 p.m. sampling for the 2004 survey, which means a spouse had month. Sunday. Ahn Shi-hyun, LPGA rookie of the year about a one-in-four chance to receive a survey. Officials urged Army spouses to speak their mind with will attend. For more information, call 736-3483. Before Army family surveys reached the households in the 2004 Survey of Army Families. The survey, mailed directly Korea, Area II Morale, Welfare and Recreation marketing to spouses in randomly selected Army households around Free Golf Clinic section sponsored a family photo contest Aug. 19. the world, has been an avenue for collecting information The Camp Walker Evergreen Golf Course is Marketing officials said they used the contest to promote every four years since 1987. offering lessons 10-11 a.m. Saturday for juniors, the survey. The survey generates Armywide data on spouse attitudes and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for adults. All classes are The winner of the Area II contest, Karen Greer, took home about the Army way of life. It includes topics such as housing, conducted by Professional Golf Association a DVD player. Greer submitted a family picture she took at relocation, paid and volunteer work, children, health care, professionals. Call 764-4628 for more information her son’s graduation. The winning photo was featured on morale, welfare and recreation, deployments and other issues. or to pre-register. Community Connection Area II monthly magazine and on The U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center provides Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs the Army MWR Web site, along with the winners from all You All You Can Eat Buffet other installations. to Soldiers and family members worldwide. Camp Red Cloud Mitchell’s All-U-Can-Eat- The center, based in Alexandria, Va., uses the information Lunch Buffet is available 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 from spouses to directly reach senior Army leadership. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org p.m. on weekdays. For more information, call 732-8189. Monday – Italian buffet Bowlers seek trophies at 8th U.S. Army championship Tuesday – Barbecue ribs Area II MWR Marketing “This is a good time to roll my first Wednesday – Oriental buffet 300,” he said. Thursday – Mexican buffet YONGSAN — The 8th U.S. Army In the female division, Area I Friday – Variety buffet Bowling Championships challenged the champion Brittany Williams led best players Oct. 5-8 here. throughout the tournament. Playgroups For Children Overall, 32 bowlers competed in Williams’ highlight performance Yongsan Playgroups is now accepting new members. The group plans play dates, more than 21 games for the title of 8th occurred on the third day with scores educational activities and field trips for U.S. Army champion. of 202 and 222. Her overall average families with infants, toddlers and pre- Participants traveled from all areas of 155 placed her first in the female schoolers in Yongsan and Hannam Village to compete. division. Lisa Butts of Area I secured areas. E-mail email@example.com for The highest total pin count Steven Allen delivers another strike at the second place with a solid membership information. determined winners per category. 2004 Bowling Championships. performance averaging 150. Area III Bert Richmond of Area IV took the champion Angie Overton took third Outdoor Cookout lead in the male division from the very with a high score of 199 and overall Camp Casey Warrior’s Club presents Special first day, and never looked back. an average of 227, Shirley secured 136 average. Outdoor Cookout, St. Louis Baby Back Ribs On his way to becoming the 8th second place in the male division. All participants are now eligible to 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Corn Army champion, Richmond scored a Area II champion Steven Allen apply to the Army Team Trials to be on the cobs, beans, salad and drink are 299 game and averaged 229 over 21 captured third place with the only conducted Jan. 4-6, 2005 in Dallas, included. For more information, call 730- games. perfect 300 score, and an average of Texas. For more information, contact 2193. Area IV champion Larry Shirley 221. Robert Victorine, Yongsan Lanes rolled a 278. With two 279 games and Allen was ecstatic about the score. manager, at 723-5820.
Oct. 22, 2004 Page 21Humphreys units play vital force protection roleArea III Public Affairs Office On Columbus Day weekend, when most military personnel were enjoying CAMP HUMPHREYS — If there a four-day holiday, Senior Airmanwere a theme song for the antiterrorism Kristen Northrup was at the CPX Gateefforts at Camp Humphreys, it could with other Airmen from the 607theasily be the Billy Ocean tune, “When Combat Communications Squadron.the going gets tough, the tough get Northrup, 21, said it was the firstgoing.” time in her three years in the Air Force Since heightened terrorist measures that she had to pull a security detail.were put in place Koreawide after a “It’s no big deal,” said Northrup aswarning issued by the U.S. Embassy in she prepared to use a large mirror tolate September, Soldiers and Airmen search the undercarriage of a car.from Area III units have been toughing Northrup’s co-worker, Technicalit out by pulling rotating antiterrorism Sgt. Kenneth Livingston, a satelliteand force protection duties. communications crew chief with 21 “Soldiers and Airmen from various years in the Air Force, said securitymilitary units have been rotating duties at details were nothing new to him.all of the gates to help military police with “I’ve done this before at Air Forcesecurity,” said Kevin Griess from the U.S. bases in the states, even before the Sept.Army Area III Support Activity directorate 11 terrorist attacks,” he said.of plans, training, mobility and security. Pvt. Andrea Bird, 557th Military Police PHOTO BY STEVE DAVIS Griess said they search vehicles Company, said personnel from units are Pfc. Kamar Isabelle uses a mirror to check a vehicle at the Camp Humphreys CPX Gate.Isabellecoming through the gates and hand- briefed thoroughly at the beginning of and other Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment and other Camp Humphreyssearch bags carried onto post. each shift about how to search vehicles “It’s not a small task,” said Griess. units are performing additional duty security checks. and interact with the public.“These Soldiers and Airmen are “We give them a briefing on what to Airmen from the 607thchecking a lot of vehicles and a lot of look for and how to search a vehicle Combat Communicationspeople coming through the walk- according to military police standards,” Squadron check vehiclesthrough gate. It’s a great team effort.” said Bird. “We also remind them that a passing through a Camp Griess said units “leading the charge” little courtesy can go a long way.” Humphreys gate Oct. 12.early-on include: the 2nd Battalion, 52nd Northrup said most people are being They are among the CampAviation Regiment; the 6th Cavalry patient about procedures now in place. Humphreys units rotatingBrigade; the 23rd Area Support Group; “Most people understand why we are force protection duties.Company B, 532nd Military Intelligence doing this,” she said. “Some may grumbleBattalion; the 3rd and the 527th Military a bit, especially if their vehicle has beenIntelligence battalions; and the U.S. Air searched a couple of days in a row. But theyForce’s 607th Combat Communications tend to come around when you explainSquadron. why we have to keep our guard up.” Soldiers, school ‘partner’ in noon reading program Area III Public Affairs Office CAMP HUMPHREYS — Some military personnel are spending their lunch break reading to children each Wednesday at the Humphreys American Elementary School. “They are an important part of our Partnership in Education program,” said school liaison officer Dong-hee Kelley. “The kids are the winners when community members and tenant units team with the school.” Staff Sgt. Noah Vaughan said he enjoys reading for the children. “I love the look on the kid’s faces as they watch you read,” he said. Vaughan said the children sometimes get so excited they crowd together, “to get closer until they are sitting right on your boots.” Soldiers, civilians or family members interested in reading to or mentoring P HOTO BY S D TEVE AVIS children can call Kelley at 753-8274 or Staff Sgt. Noah Vaughan (left), and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Bryan Boyd read to kindergarteners Oct. 6 at the Humphreys American Aggie Rodriguez at 753-8401 to volunteer. Elementary School. “I believe in parental involvement and presenting a positive role model,” said Boyd, whose son is in the class.
22 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Oct. 22, 2004 Area III The Morning Calm WeeklyNEWS & NOTES Holiday Mailing HoursThe post office will be open one additional hourMonday through Friday between Nov. 22-Dec.17.Operating hours will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and 1 p.m.-6p.m. on Thursday. Saturday hours will be from 9a.m.-1 p.m. After passing under an arch of swords during the 2nd Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment NCOCustomers mailing large amounts of items are induction ceremony Oct. 15, Sgt. Glenfordencouraged to make appointments. Appointments Carter steps out proudly to receive a certificatecan be scheduled between 9 a.m.-10 a.m. on and congratulations from distinguished guests.Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday. To PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVISschedule an appointment, customers should call Soldiers repeat the noncommissioned officer oath during an induction ceremony.the post office at 753-6563. Fire Losses Down Aviation Soldiers take NCO oathArea III fire loss in fiscal 2004 was the lowest on Area III Public Affairs Officerecord, according to Fire Chief Anthony Marra. In The Army Noncommissioned Officer Oathfiscal 2003, fire loss climbed to $15,431 from the CAMP HUMPHREYS — Twenty I will discharge carefully and observe and follow the orders andprevious year’s $10,295. In fiscal 2004, that number 2nd Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regimentdropped to $2,167. Marra said fire prevention diligently the duties of the grade directions given by supervisors Soldiers were inducted as noncom-training, enforcement and a bit of good luck caused to which I have been promoted and acting according to the laws, missioned officers Oct. 15 during athe significant drop. uphold the traditions and articles and rules governing the ceremony at the Camp Humphreys Community Activities Center. standards of the Army. discipline of the Army. I will correct 8th Army Boxing Narrator Staff Sgt. Leisa Doney I understand that Soldiers of conditions detrimental to the Championship explained that the ceremony is designed lesser rank are required to obey readiness thereof. In so doing, I willThe 8th and IMA-Korea Region Army Boxing to welcome newly promoted sergeants my lawful orders. Accordingly, I fulfill my greatest obligation as aChampionships are through Saturday at the Camp and corporals into the ranks and to accept responsibility for their leader and thereby confirm myHumphreys post gym. For information, call 753- familiarize them with responsibilities they actions. As a noncommissioned status as a noncommissioned8810. face as noncommissioned officers. officer, I accept the charge to officer. The hour-long ceremony, hosted by Community CPR Class the headquarters company, included “Your hand is on that leadership The new sergeants are:A community cardio-pulmonary resusitation class will comments by Col. Peter W. Foreman, guidon,” he said. “Hold it well. The Company A: Sgt. Glenford Carter;be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Camp commander of the 6th Cavalry Brigade, Army is depending on you.” Sgt. Jung Dae-sung; Sgt. Kang Ik;Humphreys American Red Cross in Building 262. on the significance of being a After taking the NCO Oath and Sgt. Kenneth Miller; Sgt. JoseThe class will cover first aid and CPR techniques for noncommissioned officer. passing under an arch of swords, the Vacaramirez; and Sgt. Nakia Wallaceadults, children and infants. Preregistration is required. “This is an important day because you new NCOs received certificates and Headquarters and HeadquartersCost is $35. For information, call 753-7172. are no longer a follower. You are a were congratulated onstage by Company: Sgt. Noh Kwan-ho and Sgt. leader,” Foreman told the new distinguished guests, including Foreman; Han Jae-il. College Registration noncommissioned officers. “You are 17th Aviation Brigade Commander Col. Company B: Sgt. Ramsey Diaz;The Army Education Services term II college now responsible and accountable for the David J. Abramowitz; 2nd Battalion, 52nd Sgt. Robert Evanoff; Sgt. Johnregistration will take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through health, care and welfare of young Aviation Commander Lt. Col. Richard Gaulding; Sgt. Carl Harycki; Sgt. Jungclose-of-business today at the Camp Humphreys, Soldiers.” Juergens; Command Sgt. Maj. Diane Koo-hyun; Sgt. Lee Sang-Ryool; Sgt.Camp Long and Suwon Air Base education centers. Foreman encouraged the NCOs to Foster; and unit first sergeants. Toasts Jason Manes; Sgt Jeremiah Maranell;For more information, call 753-8907 or 8909. reflect on what it means to be good were then given to the new NCOs, the Sgt. Shin Sang-hoon; Sgt. Marla leaders and assess each day if they are Army, the “Nightmare” battalion and fallen Tmecherur; Sgt. Michael Volker; and Spouse Orientation meeting the standard. comrades. Sgt. Yoon Yu-hyub.A free two-day “Spouse Orientation about theRepublic” workshop will be offered from 9 a.m.-4p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the MWR Conference New commissary manager values customer serviceRoom in building 252. The workshop, hosted by Area III Public Affairs Office to his elbows in canned goods as he at least three or four days in advancethe Army Community Service bicultural outreach helps stock shelves in the afternoon. of pick up,” said Keane. “We’ll haveprogram, is designed for spouses new to Korea. CAMP HUMPHREYS — It’s not “We want afternoon shoppers to it ready for them. All they will have toTopics include community resources, Korean unusual to see the new Camp have the same selection as shoppers do is come get it.”customs, culture and language. For information, Humphreys commissary manager up who get here when the store opens in By ordering large amounts incall Yong-hui Straughan at 753-8782. the morning,” said Keane, who took advance, units will not deplete shelf over the Camp Humphreys stock in the small commissary. Red Ribbon Events commissary after two years as The Camp Humphreys commissaryA Red Ribbon Kick-off ceremony will be held from manager at the Hannam Village has about 3,300 square feet of9 -10 a.m. Monday at the Youth Center. Red Ribbon commissary in Seoul. shopping space and shelf capacity isFamily Skate NIght will be held at the Youth Center Keane said changes are being made limited, said Keane, adding that thefrom 7-8:30 p.m. this evening. For more information, in stocking procedures so items don’t new commissary scheduled to opencall Theresa Baker at 753-7361. get depleted during the day. in early 2005 will have about five times He said the store also accepts more space. Wonju Walking Festival Walking special orders, including certain cuts “We are really looking forward toArea III Soldiers, civilians and family members are of meat, from individuals and units. getting into the new store because weinvited to participate in the Wonju Walking Festival “Just because you don’t see it on will be able to stock a lot more items,”Oct. 30-31. For more information, call 721-3335. the shelf doesn’t mean that we can’t said Keane, who once managed a get it,” he said. “With proper notice, 20,000 square foot “Super Store” News & Notes Deadline we can get stock from the Osan commissary at Fort Campbell thatAnnouncements for Area III News & Notes should Commissary.” averaged sales of $5 million a month.be submitted two weeks prior to intended Military units and other “Even in big stores, customerspublication. E-mail requests to Susan Barkley at organizations planning picnics or other sometimes can’t find certain items,”firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Davis at PHOTO BY STEVE DAVIS special functions can also order large Keane said. “If there is any way email@example.com. For more information, call Bob Keane stands in front of the Camp quantities of groceries, Keane said. get items a customer wants, we’ll do753-8847. Humphreys Commissary Oct. 15. “All they have to do is give us a list it. All they have to do is ask.”
The Morning Calm Weekly Area III Oct. 22, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 23‘C-ment pond’ fishinglures eager anglersArea III Public Affairs Office ZOECKLER STATION — Morethan 140 anglers converged on theZoeckler Station swimming pool Oct.16 for the Jethro Bodine C-ment PondFishing Derby. Organized by Area III Morale,Welfare and Recreation and namedfor “Beverly Hillbillies” rags-to-richescharacter Jethro Bodine, who swam PHOTOS BY STEVE DAVISwith other family members in a Anglers try their luck at the Jethro Bodine C-ment Pond Fishing Derby Saturday at Camp Humphreys.cement “pond” at their Beverly Hillsmansion, the derby offered a chanceto catch 80 speckled trout stocked inthe pool. Two anglers caught fish right afterthe pond opened at 10 a.m. Anotherwas caught about an hour later. Atnoon, a 15-minute break was calledto “detraumatize” the fish in hopesthat they would start biting. “About 20 of the 80 fish werecaught,” said organizer Mike Mooney. Mooney said the weather wasperhaps too hot for the fish, broughtin from a trout farm on the east coast.He said the derby will be moved backa week next year. The remaining fish are beingseeded into a pond on CampHumphreys that will eventuallybecome a fishing pond, saidMooney. Spc. Geoffrey Cagle of the 194th Maintenance Battalion catches a speckled trout. Young anglers bait their hooks at the fishing derby.
Oct. 22, 2004 Page 25‘Extra-small’ Hialeah wins ‘extra-big’ BOSS awardBy Cpl. Oh Dong-keun training, activities and exchanging ideas presentations including photos, videos “The program has been getting a lotArea IV Public Affairs Office on how to enhance the quality of the and stories depicting the nominated of participation and support from BOSS program. events. The Camp Hialeah BOSS everyone on the installation,” Smith said. CAMP HIALEAH – Camp Hialeah, “(The forum) was great,” said Program competed against six teams “I believe that is the reason behind allthe southernmost U.S. Army installation Command Sgt. Maj. Patricia A. Keit, from other installations, taking second the success we’ve had for the paston the peninsula, is also the smallest in Area IV Support Activity, who attended place in the extra-small installation best couple of years.”the Area IV. Yet, one of its programs the training with several BOSS event category right behind another team Besides the competitions, the forumcontinues to achieve “big-time” success representatives from Area IV from Korea, Camp Page. also involved a variety of activities,in Department of Army-level installations. “The The theme for this including a training session by Sgt. Maj.competitions. training facility was “The program has year’s Camp Hialeah of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, The Camp Hialeah Better great, the participation BOSS Valentine Bowl, sporting events, games and teamOpportunities for Single and was great. There were been getting a lot of held at the Pusan Pub building activities. The highlight of theunaccompanied Soldiers Program’s BOSS representatives participation and Feb. 14, was forum was the joint community serviceValentine Bowl event took second place from all over the support from everyone “Stepping in the Name project that BOSS and SMP performedin the Best BOSS Event competition world, so we got to of Love.” The formal at the Armed Forces Retirement Homeextra-small installation category held see what the other on the installation.” d i n n e r - a n d - d a n c e in Washington, D.C.during the 2004 BOSS Training Forum installations are doing – Spc. Craig Smith event drew more than “The conference was a good learningSept. 20 – 24 at the National Conference and that gave us a 100 Soldiers including opportunity for me,” Smith said. “I amCenter in Lansdowne, Va. chance to take some ideas from them.” Lt. Col. Jeffery Ludwig, Camp Hialeah still fairly new as the BOSS president, “It feels real good,” said Spc. Craig Through BOSS, single and garrison commander, and Command so I’m still learning. At the conference ISmith, the Camp Hialeah BOSS unaccompanied Soldiers identify quality Sgt. Maj. Tony Moore, former learned that there is no limit to what wepresident. “We really didn’t have much of life issues and concerns and command sergeant major of the 20th can do with the program so it istime on our hands to prepare for the recommend improvements through the Support Group. important to be as creative as we can.”competition, but nonetheless, I received installation chain of command. The This isn’t the first time the Camp Seven BOSS representatives frommuch support from the members who program encourages and assists Soldiers Hialeah BOSS Program has won Area IV participated in the traininghave worked hard for this.” in identifying and planning recreational Department of Army-level accolades. forum including Keit, Smith, Sgt. This year’s forum, a joint partnership and leisure activities. It also generates Last year the installation won the Best Kenneth Richardson, Area IV BOSShosted by BOSS and the Marine Corps’ opportunities to participate in community BOSS Event Competition in the Extra advisor and Chon Chae-ho, CampSingle Marine Program, drew more than service programs. Small Installation Category and took Hialeah BOSS advisor.180 Soldiers and Marines from around The Armywide Best BOSS event second place in the Best Installationthe world, for a week of competition, competition consisted of three-minute competition. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Goin’ to the dogs PHOTO BY GALEN PUTNAM Staff Sgt. Robert Oppenheimer, kennelmaster for the 728th Military Police Battalion, is taken down by “Ares” Saturday during a muzzle-attack demonstration at the Camp Walker. The demonstration was one of the activities during the Exchange’s pet show that featured a pet-trick competition, an owner and pet look-alike contest, and an “ugliest” pet contest.
Oct. 22, 200426 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly NEWS & NOTES Ruggers duke it out in Daegu Noncombatant By Galen Putnam Evacuation Exercise Area IV Public Affairs Office The 2004 Area IV Courageous Channel Noncombatant Evacuation Exercise is ongoing CAMP WALKER – Rugby teams through Saturday. All Daegu-area noncombatant from throughout the peninsula converged evacuees are required to register at Taegu on Camp Walker’s Kelly Field Sunday for American School on Camp George 5-8:30 p.m. a one-day round robin “most points” today, or 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday. Please tournament with the Seoul Survivors bring identification cards, passports, and NEO taking top honors with 14 points. packets. For more information, call Maj. Dale The host Daegu Dragons took second Johnson, 768-6805 or 011-9360-0731. place with 10 points. Four points were awarded for each win, two for a tie and Trick or Treat Treat one bonus point is awarded each time a Trick or treating for Halloween will be conducted team scores four or more tries in a game. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Camps George Also participating in the tournament and Walker housing areas. Also, Child and Youth were military teams from Osan and Services will host a Fall Festival 3 – 5:30 p.m. Kunsan Air Bases and Camp Oct. 30 at the Child and Youth Services gym on Humphreys. Civilian teams included the Camp Walker. The festival includes pumpkin Busan and Ulsan Rugby Football Clubs. carving or painting, face painting, bobbing for Although most of the teams are apples, goodie bags and more. For more members of the Combined Forces information, call Victor Taitano at 764-5722. Korean Rugby Association, players are more interested in camaraderie than Quartermaster Ball competition, at least as far as the The Third Annual Association of Quartermasters standings are concerned. – Busan Chapter Quartermaster Ball will be “We do keep score but more for the held 6 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Paradise Hotel in fun of it than anything else,” said Frank Busan. Cost is $35 per person. Reservations Pescatello, Daegu Dragons captain and PHOTOS BY GALEN PUTNAM must be made by Nov. 1. For more information, tournament organizer. “Sometimes “Sweaters,” from the Camp Humphreys rugby team, displays a burst of speed and enthusiasm call 2nd Lt. Erin Meyer at 763-7881. there is some animosity on the field but as he prepares to take on an Osan defender at Kelly Field Sunday. Osan won the match 36-12. it is left on the field and after the game Soccer Club Forming the teams all go out to socialize together.” The Daegu Area Soccer Club is now forming Pescatello formed the Daegu squad and will hold an organizational meeting 1 p.m. in April. Nov. 6 at Camp Walker’s Kelly Field. Players “I put signs up downtown where I should plan to kick around (rain or shine). The knew English teachers would hang club is open to all ID card holders. The club out,” he said. “As a result we ended up will field casual and competitive teams and with players from New Zealand, sponsor social events such as watch parties, Canada, the U.S. and Australia to trips to professional games, etc. The club will supplement our military players.” meet for weekly kick-arounds. For more The Dragons practice 5 p.m. information, call Galen Putnam at 011-1716- Sundays at Kelly Field on Camp Walker. 0428. New players are welcome, regardless of experience level. For more The Daegu Community information, call Pescatello at 010- Christmas Cantata 4503-1096. Rehearsals for the Daegu Community Christmas Cantata “New Birth New Beginning” are being E-mail email@example.com held 7 – 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Soldier Memorial Chapel on Camp Walker. Participation is open to everyone 14 years and older. Free child care is available. For more information, call Deborah Lee at 656-3506. “Return to Vietnam” Veterans who received Purple Hearts while serving in Vietnam could be one of 12 veterans to win the Veterans of Foreign War’s “Return to Vietnam” trip. The tour, scheduled for April 2005, will include a number of stops Rugby balls are larger and more rounded than Rugby attracts a diverse player base, particularly international players. In addition, women often throughout the country, airfare and American footballs. play alongside men. accommodations. Entries must be received before the drawing on Nov. 15. Winners will be notified by mail or e-mail in early December. For more information, call Bobby Bradley at 764-3534. Office Closure The U.S. Army Contracting Command Korea – Taegu Branch has moved to a temporary location while undergoing renovations. The temporary office is a container building (with no assigned building number) behind the Camp Henry Lodge, Building S-1712. For more information, call Maj. Melody Charles at 768- Injuries, like this separated shoulder, are an inevitable part of rugby which is a contact sport. Participants emphasize, however, the game is a “gentlemen’s” sport and has a finesse that counteracts the rugged play. The injured player was back in action later.
The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV Oct. 22, 2004 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 27 Area IV Halloween events Mask festival a treat for travelers Area IV Public Affairs Office good understanding of our host Daegu in their costumes as part of a fundraiser. Call Chris Song at 765-7049 or stop by the Apple Blossom country’s cultures,” said Sgt. 1st Class Child and Youth Services will host a Fall Festival Cottage for more information. ANDONG — More than 70 Daniel L. Kang, Area IV Chaplain’s3 – 5:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Child and Youth members of the Daegu military Office noncommissioned officer in The Hideaway Club will hold a costume party 9Services Gym on Camp Walker. The festival community experienced authentic charge. “That way, we can foster good p.m. Oct. 29. A best costume contest will beincludes pumpkin carving or painting, face painting, Korean culture at the 2004 Andong relationship with the people of Korea, held at midnight with $100 going to the winner.bobbing for apples, goodie bags and more. Call Mask Dance Festival Oct. 8. and that is why the chapel hosts tours Call 765-8574 for details.764-6548/5721 for more information. The trip to Andong, the heart and soul and events like these.” Trick or treat will be observed 5:30 – 7:30 Camp Hialeah of Korean traditional culture, was “It was a great trip,” said Col.p.m. Oct. 30, in the housing areas at Camps organized by the Area IV Family Life Carleton Smith, commander, 55thGeorge and Walker. Children of USFK personnel Trick or treat is scheduled 6 – 8 p.m. Oct. 31 in Center and sponsored by Area IV Theater Material Managementwho live offpost are permitted to trick or treat the housing area. Children of USFK personnel Chaplain’s Office. The tour was open to Command, who was joined on the tripon the installation. who live offpost are permitted to trick or treat on all Soldiers, civilians and their family by his wife Cathy. “It was a very unique The Camp Walker Post Exchange will host a the installation. members. opportunity to see Korean culture. It wasHalloween Costume Contest 5 – 7 p.m. Oct. 30. The Pusan American School Parent Teacher “We would like Soldiers to have a a very well-organized trip.”Prizes to the top three winners include a $50 Organization is hosting a Harvest Festival 5:30 –AAFES gift certificate and gift boxes. Call 764- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Pusan American School4638 for more information. gymnasium. The festival includes games, prizes, a A Better Opportunities for Single and haunted house, candy and treats, and a scarecrowUnaccompanied Soldiers Halloween Costume Party contest. Students should come in costume. Ticketswill be held 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. Oct. 30 at the Hilltop cost $1 for three tickets and will be sold at theClub. The $5 cover charge includes a buffet meal. door. Call 763-7528 for more information.There will be door prizes and a best costume Child and Youth Services also has a Harvestprize. Call Pvt. Lori Heddens at 768-6497 for more Festival 5 – 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Haven Club. Theinformation. fest includes a costume contest, cups with goodies upon arrival and temporary tattoos. The event Camp Carroll includes a variety of crafts, games and activities. Army Community Services’ Apple Blossom Astro-Jump Castle and haunted house cost $1 perCottage is sponsoring a Halloween Children’s Fun visit. Food will be sold by the Keystone Club andFestival 1 –3 p.m. Thursday. The event will include Torch Club from Pusan American School. Calla pumpkin patch, happy valley train rides, 763-3536 for more information. PHOTO BY CPL. OH DONG-KEUNchildren’s best costume contest, and snacks. The The Pusan Pub will host a Halloween party 9 After being brought onstage by a performer, Col. Carleton Smith, commander, 55th Theater MaterialGirl Scouts will take photographs of the children p.m. Oct. 30. Call 763-3200 for details. Management Command, and Capt. Matthew J. Kiger, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 6th Ordnance Battalion, take part in the Korean traditional mask dance performance.
Oct. 22, 200428 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm WeeklyCulinary artists raise skills to five-star heightsMaj. David Doherty Subsequently, food is not the customer’s only I was here working with this program, and maybe19th Theater Support Command Public Affairs Office focal point. Dining facilities fail when they provide it will get more people interested in doing things poor customer service, he said. “McDonald’s like this,” Santiago said. “Teamwork has been great, CAMP WALKER — Something must be provides mediocre food, but they provide great and that is the key to success in food servicecooking, as a baker’s dozen of military cooks customer service.” excellence. I’ve learned a lot and I love my job. Irelinquished their four-day Columbus Day weekend Some of the other cooking techniques taught love cooking and this was a great experience toto nurture their culinary skills during a “Texas-style included ice carving, baking, sausage production work with other people.”Cookout” at the and food selection, preparation and The Soldiers also trained with their KoreanHotel Hyundai presentation. “The customer always eats counterparts and learned some international cookingin Gyeongju. “If you are doing a good with their eyes, so garnish is the number techniques from the Hotel Hyundai culinary staff. T w e l v e job at your dining facility, one thing,” Reddick said.. “I am very thankful that [my command and]cooks from then the customer will None of the Soldiers complained about Chief Smith selected me to attend this training … Idining facilities sacrificing their extended holiday to train feel different.throughout reward you.” and cook together. “Everybody has been -Chief Warrant Officer Travis Smith feeding off of one another. We’re finally Elias said he knows his peers will look at himKorea were differently.rewarded for able to meet food service professional “Because I know new things and my eyes havetheir potential by undergoing a rigorous training from other places,” Muchison said. been opened,” he said. “I like cooking, it’sprogram under the tutelage of Chief Warrant Officer “I’ll go back and talk about my experiences while something in my blood, nothing makes me happier.”Travis Smith, captain of the United States Army “Working as a team with (the InstallationCulinary Arts Team that won first place in the 2000 Management Agency, Korea Region Office) is givingInternational Culinary Olympics. us the opportunity to excel in programs and put an The training started Oct. 9 and culminated in a emphasis on improving the dining facilities,” saidfeast at the Hotel Hyundai Oct. 12, in which ribs, Col. Steven Green, 19th Theater Supportbrisket and mesquite-smoked chicken were among Command chief of staff.the main courses. The participants were hand Green paid Smith the highest compliment.selected by their commands to represent theirorganizations, learn new skills and apply them to “Chief Smith possesses skills no one else has intheir own dining facilities. the Army,” Green said. “The 19th TSC intends to The focus of the training was not only on cooking use those skills to improve all of the dining facilities.”techniques, but on excellence in customer service The Hotel Hyundai Texas Cookout was hostedas well. by the commander of U.S. Forces Korea, in support “A satisfied customer generates revenue, which P M .D HOTO BY D AJ AVID OHERTY of the Korean-American alliance for senior leadersmakes your job easier. If you are doing a good job Army cooks from throughout the peninsula learn ice-carving of the Combined Forces Command.at your dining facility, then the customer will techniques from master sculpture D.M. Choi at the Hotel Hyundaireward you,” Smith said. in Gyeongju. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 8, 200430 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily “Sheek-sah shee-gahn eem-nee-dah.” “It’s time for a meal.” Language Instructor Minsook Kwon Word of the week ‘hahn-sheek’ The phrase of the week “I like Korean food.” Juh-nuen hahn-sheek joh-ah-hae-yo I Korean food like Conversation of the week Oh-nuel juhm-sheem mwuh-yae-yo? Hahn-sheek eem-nee-dah. Uh-dduhn hahn-sheek eem-nee-ggah? (Bee-beem-bahp) eem-nee-dah. Mae-wuh-yo? Ahn mae-wuh-yo.