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  • P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA Dec. 9, 2005Volume 4, Issue 10 The Morning Calm Weekly is 4th Quartermaster Detachment U.S. volunteers help make heads to Alaska kimchee for needy Koreans nline Visit Page 26 Page 16 snow of season hits YongsanDPW works to insure said Jerry Casey, Area II Directorate ofsafe road conditions Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. “Military police are alreadyBy Sgt. Christopher Selmek keeping an eye out during their patrolsArea II Public Affairs for changing weather conditions.” YONGSAN GARRISON — Workers will be on-call throughout theWinter brings snow, ice and hazardous winter with tons of calcium chloride toroad conditions for drivers in Korea, as melt the ice on roads. The DPW, whichpeople found out last weekend during coordinates with the Provost Marshal’sthe first snowfall of the season. Office, Public Affairs and DPTMS to Snow flurries hit Seoul about 7 p.m. ensure roads are passable and to informSaturday. Soon after, Area II officials the community about any closures andinitiated the destructive weather plan, and changes in the current road conditions,25 Area II Directorate of Public Works has municipal tractors with sweeperemployees received a call to arms. attachments to remove ice and snow. “Our employees were out working One of their two dump trucks has aby 9 p.m.,” said Mike Heffernan, Area snow plow and both have spreaders toII DPW chief of building and grounds. spray the de-icing material. DAVID MCNALLY“They worked all night long and Sunday “We also have trailers with spreadersto make sure the major roads and to clear the roads of ice,” Heffernan Sgt. Moon Sung-chul tosses sand in front of a vehicle Dec. 1. The reddish containers at the footcommunity access intersections were said. “We like the municipal tractors of many hills contain sand bags to give traction during inclement winter weather.clear.” because they’re narrow and can get hyong, DPW roads and grounds begin driving on it. But, drivers can still Heffernan said the three inches of right up on sidewalks.” employee. “When it snows a lot, people find themselves stuck at the bottom ofsnow was the first test of the season. Yongsan Garrison also has 98 sand can start sliding around. The sand gives a hill.“They did an excellent job,” he said. containers at the foot of steep hills. The traction.” “Sand should be scattered in front of “We’re getting into the winter when reddish boxes are loaded with sandbags. Yi said DPW does its best to clearthe weather can be most destructive,” “Yongsan is very hilly,” said Yi Tae- snow and ice off the road before people See Snow, Page 4 Soldiers receive injury traumatic injur y insurance protection Santa’s Army News Service WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense Little Helper has enacted a traumatic injury protection insurance under the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance, Santa Claus makes a Dragon Hill or SGLI program. Dec. 1, all servicemembers Lodge visit Saturday morning, eligible for SGLI became insured for traumatic meeting with children from the injury protection of up to $100,000 unless they community and adding a few last- declined SGLI coverage. minute gift reguests to his list. The program, which will be known as TSGLI, Annette Minear, 5, poses for a photo is designed to provide financial assistance to during the “Breakfast with Santa” servicemembers during their recovery period from event. a serious traumatic injury. A flat monthly premium of $1 will be added to the monthly SGLI deduction, regardless of the amount of SGLI coverage that the member has elected, beginning Dec. 1. A retroactive provision of the law provides that any servicemember, who suffered a qualifying loss between Oct. 7, 2001, and Dec. 1, 2005, will CPL. SEO KI-CHUL See Injury, Page 4
  • 2 Dec. 9, 2005 Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly When the cavalry really countsBy Sgt. Ken Hall 2004, when fresh water began flowing from the brand of the world’s media coverage; the many faces of a newArmy News Service new water network, servicing 100,000 people for the Iraqi nation. T oo often Americans focus on combat losses first time ever,” said Army Col. Robert Abrams, 1st “During the elections in January 2005, we worked in Iraq and overlook the long-term benefits Cavalry Division chief of staff during Operation Iraqi side by side with Iraqi Election Commission officials of reconstruction projects in scores of Iraqi Freedom II. “This was only one part of the more than throughout every step of the process,” said Abrams.cities and towns. $300 million dollars in large scale infrastructure projects “And we always ensured there was an Iraqi face in the The leaders of the 1st Cavalry Division gave testimony the 1st Calvary Division oversaw in partnership with front, and our Soldiers and junior leaders were rightat the House Armed Services Committee Nov. 3 about USAID and the Iraqi people last year. behind them in the background with a large safety net inmission successes, especially the rebuilding of “Part of our area of operations included 20 square the event something would be dropped – and things wereinfrastructure, during their tenure in Operation Iraqi kilometers of fertile farmland along the Diyala River,” dropped, but our Soldiers were magnificent, and it wasFreedom II. said Abrams. “One of my battalions created an Iraqi seamless to both the Iraqi people and to the world.”Sense of legitimacy farmer’s co-op, and oversaw the planting of over 240 For those who have “bothered to come over there” While Soldiers engage and destroy the enemies of the tons of seed and influenced thousands of Iraqi’s and have seen what we’re doing, they really understandUnited States in far away lands, destroying the perceptions of the United States by donating tons of what we’re engaged in, said Army Command Sgt. Maj.infrastructures of foreign nations is in fact not what humanitarian items such as chickens, beef, sheep, shoes Neil Ciotola, command sergeant major of the 1st CavalryAmerican Soldiers do best, nor is it what they aspire to and heaters directly to the people.” Division during 2004. “The Soldiers know that whatdo. One example can be found in Sadr City during 2004, Rebirth of nation, birth of democracy we’re doing over there is honorable and just. Americanwhere the 1st Calvary Division took on the mantle of Iraq’s first post-Saddam Hussein election voter Soldiers are “challenged every day, whether they are ininfrastructure rebuilding oversight that was being carried turnout was measured by news services in terms of training or on deployments, and they always live up toout by their predecessors in theater, the First Armored millions of voters who braved the barrage of insurgents the challenges,” said Ciotola. “Our Soldiers don’t justDivision and 2nd Cavalry Regiment. and terrorist car bomb attacks on the voting stations. cut down the grass, they plant and replant the grass “I can’t describe the scene in Sadr City in December But there was something overlooked on the front pages and help bring life back to the nation.” Consumer Alert OHA survey extended Through Dec. 21 Sony 8GB Micro Vault Thumb Drives 175th Finance Battalion By B.J. Gleason The 2005 Overseas Housing Special to The Morning Calm Weekly Allowance for Utility survey has been extended until 21 Dec. The survey is Recently a number of people have conducted annually by the Per Diem returned from China and have been Travel and Transportation Allowance showing off their latest purchase – Committee to collect utility and Sony 8GB Micro Vault thumb drives. recurring maintenance expense data These bright blue and red thumb drives from servicemembers who reside in come in shrink-wrapped packages privately leased quarters. PDTATAC with all the standard accessories. The uses this data to compute OHA Utility consumers have bought them from and Recurring Maintenance various street venders for prices Allowances for servicemembers. ranging from $25 to $150. And they This year’s survey will only be have all been ripped off. available on the PDTATAC Web site; Sony doesn’t make an 8GB thumb no paper copies will be available. drive. Real 8GB thumb drives from To p r e p a r e f o r t h e s u r v e y s , other venders cost 600 dollars or more. respondents should have actual bills So what did the customers really get? or records of their utility expenses The units the customers purchased and maintenance expenses of the were relabeled iCreate 64MB thumb last 12 months. drives that were modified to trick To complete the online survey, Windows and the user into thinking servicemembers will be asked for the they bought an 8GB thumb drive. They last four digits of their Social Security can be used for a little while, but eBay and many other online stores. analysis of these thumb drives, read Number. Responses will be held in eventually these units will fail and any So remember, if a deal seems too the full report at the Seoul Computer strict confidence. data stored on them will be lost. These good to be true, it probably is. Club Web site - http:// The survey is available at https:// counterfeit drives are also available on For information and an in-depth Published by IMA-Korea Region This Army newspaper is an authorized Morning Calm Printed by Oriental Press Bldg. 1440, Yongsan Main Post publication for members of the Installation Management Agency-Korea Region Office Printed by Oriental Press, a age, marital status, physical private firm in no way connected handicap, political affiliation, or Department of Defense. Contents of The Director/Publisher Director/P ector/Publisher Brig. Gen. H.T. Landwermeyer Jr. with the U.S. Government, under any other non-merit factor of the Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily Public Affairs Officer John A. Nowell exclusive written contract with purchaser, user or patron. If a official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. the Contracting Command- violation or rejection of this equal Government, Department of Defense, or Editor Staff Sgt. Mark Porter Korea. The civilian printer is opportunity policy by an advertiser Department of the Army. responsible for commercial is confirmed, the printer shall The editorial content of this weekly Area I Area III advertising. The appearance of refuse to print advertising from publication is the responsibility of the Commander Col. Forrest R. Newton Commander Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr. advertising in this publication, that source until the violation is IMA-Korea Region, Public Affairs, APO Public Affairs Officer Margaret Banish-Donaldson Public Affairs Officer Susan Barkley including inserts or supplements, corrected. AP 96205. CI Officer F. Neil Neeley does not constitute endorsement Staff Writer Roger Edwards President: Charles Chong Circulation: 12,500 by the U.S. Army or Oriental Commercial Advertising Press of the products or services Telephone: 738-5005 Area II Area IV advertised. SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Commander Col. Ron Stephens Commander Col. Donald J. 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  • Dec. 9, 2005The Morning Calm Weekly News 3 8th Army Soldier takes self help to new level Christmas Play Sunday By Staff Sgt. Kelly McCargoThe humble beginnings of the first Eighth U.S. Army Public AffairsChristmas contrasted with theextravagant trappings of many After conducting his morning physical training Pfc. Robertmodern celebrations are the focus of Baldwin, like most military Soldiers, gets into his routine; hea dramatic Christmas play scheduled heads to his barracks room for a quick shower, gets a bite tofor noon Sunday at the South Post eat at the dining facility and then heads back to the barracks toChapel as part of the Collective start the day’s work.Protestant Service. Not a shammer though, this Headquarters Company, U.S.The play, entitled “Memories of the Army Troop Command Korea Soldier is helping his fellowFirst Christmas,” has been adapted Soldiers on an altogether new level.from English playwright Peter D. “For the last month, I have been renovating barracks BuildingLathan’s “A Nativity Play.” It 2640 for HHC with supervision from 1st Sgt. [Michael]features the traditional nativity Darbison,” he said. “The building has 24, two-man rooms, anarrative interrupted by dramatic huge latrine and laundry room.”commentaries from four character By “renovation” he literally means replacing damaged drywall,actors who critique the contemporarytraditions of shopping and partying patching holes in all 24 rooms, then drywall-taping the jointsduring the Christian holiday season. and mudding the patched holes. “All in all I had to use four five-gallon buckets of drywall DHL Rooms Available mud compound to fix and repair drywall throughout the building,” During Winter Baldwin said. “This process took almost three weeks to get theThe Dragon Hill Lodge on Yongsan walls in good enough shape to start painting.Garrison has guest rooms available “I fixed or replaced all 24 ‘door-closers’ in each room. Eachthroughout the month of December. room has been cleaned, floors stripped, windows washed (insideAt present, rooms are available only), furniture dusted and base boards replaced or repaired.through Feb. 28. “The entire second floor of the building has been paintedCall 738-2222, Ext. 6210, for from ceilings to walls, including the hallways. This required 30 STAFF SGT. JOSEPH GRANOinformation or to make reservations. five-gallon cans of paint — myself and personnel from the unit Pfc. Robert Baldwin, Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Troop painted all 24 rooms and the hallway. Each room looks new and Command Korea, muds the patched holes in the barracks room that Troop Command fresh,” he said with a smile. he and several of the unit’s Soldiers renovate with the assistance of the Holiday Party Baldwin, a 35-year-old father of two, has a considerable Yongsan U.S. Army Garrison’s Department of Public Works and SelfThe Commander of the United States amount of experience in this area and was hand-picked by his Help.Army Troop Command - Korea is command to spearhead the repairs. construction company, where I became a union a Holiday Party for all Troop “I have been a carpenter since the day I graduated high school “I am very proud to be using my skills as a 21-Whiskey (aCommand Soldiers and their families back in 1988. I went to Lorain County Joint Vocational School carpentry and masonry specialist),” Baldwin said. “There arebeginning at 5 p.m. Dec. 16, on the in Oberlin, Ohio, for carpentry my junior and senior years in four 21-Whiskeys and three 21- Romeos (electricians) that IMezzanine Level of the Dragon Hill high school,” Baldwin said. “I worked for about threeLodge. The sequence of events for construction companies since graduating, the last being a union See Baldwin, Page 4the Holiday Party is: Social Hour (5-6p.m.), Santa arrives (5:30 p.m.),commander’s Welcome (6 p.m.),Invocation by the battalion chaplain Civilian retailers deliver copycat uniforms(6:10 p.m.), Food service begins (6:15 AAFES Public Affairs meet the Army’s specifications for quality uniforms and representing themselves asp.m.), Mingling and enjoy the party Special to The Morning Calm Weekly and design. an official MCSS.time (6:15-8:50 p.m.), Last Door Prizedrawn (8:45 p.m.), commander’s DALLAS -- While Soldiers anxiously “Some commercial outlets are An Army Reserve staff segeant whoclosing remarks (8:50-9 p.m.). Troop anticipate the arrival of the new Army aggressively appealing to Soldiers awaiting received a look-alike uniform advised ofCommand Soldiers should contact Combat Uniform, the Army & Air Force the arrival of the official ACU in January,” numerous problems. “There was no NSNtheir chain of command for Exchange and Army G-1 Uniform Policy said Military Clothing Sales Store Army number on the label,” wrote Staff Sgt.information concerning this event. Section are receiving numerous Program Manager Maj. Rachel Danielson. Grant Von Letkemann. “The top did not complaints regarding commercial retailers AAFES has received complaints of have a bellowed back, the arm pockets Free DMZ/JSA Tour offering look-alike uniforms that do not commercial retailers delivering non-spec did not have the IR square or the coveringVisiting and/in-country high school tab, there was no pen pocket on the leftand college students of DoD military regulations 8th Army outlines combat uniform regulations sleeve, and the zippers were not asand civilian personnel, Department of described in the PEO one sheet for theState and DoDDS employees in Korea YONGSAN GARRISON – 8th U.S. Army has announced wear guidance ACU. The bottoms did not have a draware invited to a Free tour of the DMZ for Soldiers transitioning to the new Army Combat Uniform while executing string on the hip pocket, there were cinchand Joint Security Area from 9:30 a.m. their mission of deterrence in the Republic of Korea. straps on the sides, and no drawstring into 6:30 p.m. Dec. 29. Program includes The following items, which are part of the ACU ensemble, are authorized the front. ... I looked at the invoice andhistorical briefings and tours of for wear with the Battle Dress Uniform and the Desert Battle Dress Uniform: saw that there was no AAFES logo orTunnel #3, OP Dora, Camp Bonifas ! Rigger Belt letterhead. The invoice had the titleand Panmunjom. Reservations are ! Moisture Wicking T-Shirt (Tan) ‘Military Clothing Sales Store MCSS.’”required. Limited seats. To sign up ! Green Socks Army Regulation 670-1 states,call the USFK Public Affairs Office, ! Army Combat Boots Hot Weather and Temperate Weather (Tan) “Soldiers purchasing uniforms, uniformat 723-4685 or send e-mail to The new ACU is expected to be available in area Clothing Sales stores items, or heraldic items from The new ACU may be purchased and authorized for wear now. Soldiers needStudents must have a valid U.S. establishments other than the Army to understand that the ACU is more expensive via mail order than it will be inmilitary ID card or U.S. passport. military clothing sales store must ensure Clothing Sales. Soldiers should ensure that purchases state “Military that the items are authorized for wear and Specifications” or else they may find that the first time they wash it; the shirt Correction that they conform to appropriate military may no longer match the pants and vice-versa.In the Dec. 2 edition of The Morning specifications or are manufactured in The phase-in period for the ACU Universal Camouflage pattern is May 2005Calm Weekly, the wrong graphic accordance with the Uniform Quality to May 2008. During this time period, Soldiers will have a mix of camouflageappeared with a headline reading “2ID Control Program ...” equipment. Commanders can authorize the wear of BDU and DCU camouflageSoldier receives Bronze Star.” The “Unfortunately, a retailer falsely equipment with the ACU until those items are replaced.medal shown was the Distinguished representing themselves as an AAFES The ACU replaces both the temperate and enhanced hot weather BDU in theService Cross and not the Bronze Star MCSS can make it very difficult forMedal. We regret the error. clothing bag and the DCU as an organizational clothing and individual equipment troops to fulfill this responsibility,” item. The ACU will be in the Army Military Clothing Sales stores in April 2006. Danielson said. View slide
  • Dec. 9, 20054 The Morning Calm WeeklySnow from Page 1all four wheels of a car,” Yi said. “Eachcontainer has several bags of sand in it.People are free to use it whenever theyhave a need.” Casey said the color code system is avery effective tool to inform the Area IIcommunity of winter weather hazards. The color green indicates all conditionsare normal. “When road conditions are amber, thebus service will typically continue tooperate,” Casey said. “When it’s red, theschools will be closed and you can’t drive ADa vehicle except for essential, emergencybusiness, and any military vehicles haveto use tire chains and get authorizationfrom a lieutenant colonel or above beforethey can go out.” When road conditions are black, the roads PHOTO BY DAVID MCNALLYare generally impassible and all military Winter snow can make for icy conditions andvehicles are prohibited from movement. potentially dangerous driving conditions on the In all cases, the military police will many hills of Seoul and Yongsan Garrison.continue to patrol and to make theirrecommendations to the Area II December, January and February,” Caseycommander for when to change road said. “Ice and wind are what we’reconditions and to re-open schools. primarily concerned with, because that can “The Area II commander works closely really make driving unsafe.” GOESwith the Department of Defense Dependents Road condition information is online atSchools superintendent,” Casey said.“Together they determine closures, delays conditions/road-conditions.htm. Peopleand early dismissals along with anticipated can also call 738-ROAD, or tune into AFNchanges to the school schedule.” Korea radio and television, as well as the “We get some rain and some snow, Commander’s Access Channel (MWRand icy road conditions are normal during Channel 3) for road condition updates.Injury from Page 1receive a benefit under the TSGLI and TSGLI.program, if the loss was a direct result of “TSGLI is another benefit thatinjuries incurred in Operation Enduring assists our fallen warriors and theirFreedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. families so they can focus on HERE The Army has already received the first recovery, further exemplifying the144 claims for the Traumatic Warrior Ethos, ‘Never leave a fallenServicemembers™ Group Life Insurance comrade,’” Carstensen said.for Soldiers who incurred a traumatic Additional information on the TSGLIinjury in support of OIF and OEF. benefit, as well as a listing on qualifying “Our nation’s commitment to our injuries, can be obtained by calling 1-Soldiers is evidenced by this program,” 800-237-1336 or going tosaid Col. Mary Carstensen, director of forU.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program application and contact information.Baldwin from Page 3know here in Yongsan, who are working help in getting materials from the Yongsanin the post office, billeting office and Army Garrison Department of Publictraining rooms because our jobs are all Works and Self-help…’Thank You’done by civilian workers in Korea. Michael Kutcher and Mr. Hahn from DPW, “I was happy to learn that I was going and Terry Clask from self help.”to be in charge of renovating the barracks. The DPW painted the stairwells andIt’s given me a sense of pride, knowing laundry room and checked each room tothat I can do something for my fellow ensure the electrical outlets worked, andSoldiers here in Yongsan,” he said. “My replaced outlets that needed it. DPW willgoal is to hopefully help out, wherever be installing fire extinguishers in theand whenever HHC needs building hallways to ensure the building is withinrenovation here in Yongsan.” fire code. But Baldwin said he can not take all “Everything in this building has beenthe credit. Soldiers from different renovated to make sure that each andsections, like 8th U.S. Army G1 and G6, every Soldier has a nice, clean and safeHHC Motor Pool and the ROKA Support barracks to live in,” Baldwin said. “ThisOffice assisted with painting the rooms. will improve the quality of life and well- “Also I have had one Soldier from the being of each Soldier that comes to live inHHC billeting office, Pvt. (Alaine) Hevlin, the building from now and into the future.”[from HHC, USATC-K], who helped from The barracks renovation required athe beginning of this project with painting, trained professional and Baldwin said hestripping and cleaning the building,” he was eager to help. And, with the aid ofsaid. “I wish to ‘thank’ these fine Soldiers several other individuals, he was able tofor their help and support in the renovating take the concept of “self-helping” to anof this building. I also received so much all new level. View slide
  • Dec. 9, 2005 Page 5Poker tourney draws big crowds to Area IBy Spc. Chris StephensSecond Infantry Division Public Affairs CAMP RED CLOUD – When people think ofthe World Series of Poker, they tend to think ofpeople gambling with their money. However, thatwasn’t the case at the first Texas Hold ‘Em WarriorCountry World Series of Poker Tournament. The first tournament of World Series magnitudeheld on the peninsula brought out Soldiers, Marines,airmen and civilians for two days of continuous funNov. 25-26 at Mitchell’s on Camp Red Cloud. “Every comment I received was extremelypositive and very complimentary,” said Lt. Col.William Huber, CRC garrison commander. “This isthe kind of activity Soldiers are looking for Morale,Welfare and Recreation to be involved with in thefuture. I really think this poker tournament is goingto get a set of legs of its own and grow beyondanyone’s imagination.” As for why the tournament was brought to AreaI, Chris Bradford, chief of Community OperationsDivision for Area I MWR, said, “Texas Hold ‘Emtournaments are one of the fastest growingsensations sweeping the world. This new craze of PHOTOS BY SPC. CHRIS STEPHENSpoker has caught the interest of young peoplearound the world through televised tournaments and Pfc. Ryan Unruh makes a bet at the championship table. Unruh finished in fourth place for the extremely popular with our Soldiers in Korea, as well. This type of tournament is exactly what our person remained. That person was Marine Maj. Soldiers are demanding.” Todd D. Hook, who won an AAFES gift certificate The fact that many people considered the worth $1,000. tournament to be gambling was another obstacle for “I felt going into the tournament I had a good tournament organizers to overcome. shot at winning,” he said. “I’ve played live “There is no monetary value associated with tournament poker and online tournament poker and chips or position,” Huber said. “The tournament is a won both. I also don’t like to lose at anything I do, competitive event that challenges individuals’ skills so if I didn’t think I could win, I certainly wouldn’t at Hold ‘Em. Players are not able to cash out chips have made the trip from Yongsan.” for money or prizes. Prizes are strictly limited to The tournament began with more than 200 those individuals that place in the tournament. people lined up outside of Mitchell’s for registration. Therefore, those that think this event is gambling do By the end of the day, half were eliminated, which not understand the process.” set up a long showdown for the final day. That day With the start of the tournament came the hopes of 200 people to win. But, in the end, only one See Poker Page 7 oker, AFAPArea I, 2ID leaders hear community concerns through AFAPBy Margaret Banish-Donaldson four issue support, 10 staff and 10 of special order programs to include the understand how fares are determined.Area I Public Affairs observers critiqued 27 issues. Lt. Col. shuttle program. Recommendations: Establish a flat CAMP CASEY – U.S. Army officials Mark Johnson, from 2nd Inf. Div. Equal Issue 2: Taxi drivers manipulate routeswelcomed 48 Warrior Country delegates Opportunity, provided all the facilitators. and rates to increase profits. Soldiers don’t See AFAP Page 7 AFAP,Dec. 1-2 to the 2006 Area I and 2nd The four work groups vented andInfantry Division Army Family Action discussed a variety of issues. By the endPlan conference. of the day, delegates provided Through the AFAP, a bottom-up recommendations on 12 issues forprocess beginning with family symposia implementation, which were presented toat the installation level, the Army identifies, Area I and 2nd Inf. Div. leaders at the outprioritizes and ultimately resolves quality- brief the next day.of-life issues. This results in improved Force Support and Entitlementsservices to Soldiers, Army civilians, Work Groupretirees and their families, which ultimately Issue 1: Post Exchanges in Area I --increases the Army’s operational Civilian clothing needs of female Soldiersefficiency. and family members is not being met. “Before this conference, I did not Variety is limited, sizes are too small andknow anything like this existed,” said Spc. do not meet the Warrior Standards.Manuel Marrero, Special Troops Battalion. Recommendations: Provide AAFES“Soldiers like me got a chance to bring Northern Exchanges manager with a copyup all the issues and problems that were of the Warrior Standards. Also, survey the MARGARET BANISH-DONALDSONgiven to me from my unit.” population of Area I to determine distribution Joseph Gall, Army Community Service, discusses an issue with Jisum Lim, Family and The first day of the conference, 48 of sizes and styles, and to adjust purchasing Community Services Working Group delegate, from C Company, 302nd Base Support Battalion,delegates, four facilitators, four recorders, practices. In addition, increase awareness at the Army Family Action Plan Conference Dec. 1-2 at the Warrior Club, Camp Casey.
  • 6 Dec. 9, 2005 Area I The Morning Calm Weekly SAPRP TrainingSexual Assault Prevention andResponse Program training will be heldfrom 10–11:30 a.m. Dec. 22 at the CampRed Cloud Theater and from 1:30–3 p.m.Sunday at the Camp Casey Theater forall military personnel.Christmas Tree LightingsThe Camp Casey Tree Lightingceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m.Friday; Camp Stanley’s will be 5 p.m.Dec. 15 and Camp Red Cloud, 5:15 p.m.Dec. 15. Annual Holiday ProjectArmy Community Service is conductingan annual holiday project throughThursday. The project providescommissary vouchers during theChristmas holiday for E-5 and belowSoldiers with family members residing PHOTOS BY SPC. CHRIS STEPHENSwith them in Area I. Contact unit A wreath is placed to honor the memory of Cpl. Jang Myung-Gee, killed while serving as a Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldier at thecommanders or first sergeants to make a Joint Security Area in November 1984.donation or call 732-7277 for information. ACS Open HouseArmy Community Service will hold anopen house from 1 - 4 p.m. Thursday at KATUSA’s ultimate sacrifice remembered By Spc. Chris Stephens “Cpl. Jang died in the most servicemember still on active duty whothe ACS on Camp Casey. Second Infantry Division Public Affairs was there that day, admits he didn’t courageous and selfless way any JOINT SECURITY AREA – For human being can,” Snyder said. “He jump at the opportunity when first ADAPT Class more than 50 years, Republic of Korea gave his life to save another. His actions asked to speak at the ceremony.Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and U.S. Soldiers have stood guard on will never be forgotten.” “I’ve lived with the events of thatclasses will be held from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Freedom’s Frontier in defense of the For Sgt. 1st Class Gary Ross, 19th day for more than 20 years,” Ross said.Dec. 17 at Camp Casey. ideals of freedom. All gave some, some Theater Support Command, the “I don’t like to talk about it.” Warrior Invitational gave all. memory of the event is all too real for Cpl. Jang’s father Jang Dae Yoon, Wrestling Tournament Nov. 23, 1984, one Korean him. spoke of the kind of person his sonThe Warrior Invitational Wrestling Augmentee to the U.S. Army Soldier “The alarm went off around was.Tournament will be held at 1:30 p.m. gave all in defense of a Soviet defector breakfast time, and we thought it was “He was very active as a youth,” heDec. 17 at the Camp Casey Carey who himself was willing to sacrifice all just another drill,” Ross said. “My first said through a translator. “He wanted toPhysical Fitness Center. Weigh-ins and for that one shot at freedom. thought was, why a practice drill when be the best he could at everything. Hemedical examinations will be from 10 – On that morning, Vasily Matusak we’re getting ready to eat?” had a lot of U.S. friends.”11:30 a.m. dashed across the Military Demarcation But, Ross and his comrades soon When asked his opinion on the job Line to freedom during a communist- realized it wasn’t a drill. U.S. Soldiers are doing in Korea, he Christmas Angel Tree led tour at the Demilitarized Zone. More “They told us that fourth platoon was replied, “They’re doing a great job.” Program than 30 Communist Soldiers chased in a firefight and to lock and load our However, for the elder Jang, thereArmy Community Service is him firing their weapons in pursuit. weapons,” he said. After the firefight, the are still days where he sheds a tear forsponsoring a Christmas Angel Tree A UN Quick Reaction Force Soldiers had mixed emotions. his son.program for E-5s and below to assist in deployed into the JSA to take Matusak “We were proud that we won the “It still hurts after 20 years,” he said.buying gifts for children, 10 years or to safety and to repel the North Korean fight, but sad because we lost “But, I’m so proud of what he did andyounger, living in Area I with them. attack. The KPA Soldiers were quickly someone,” Ross said. “We weren’t in happy to see everyone here for him.”Stop by or call any Area I ACS Center: outmaneuvered and isolated in the area the same platoon, but I knew who he The story doesn’t end here.CRC 732-7779, Stanley 732-5883 or of the Sunken Garden, where a 21- was. He was very motivated and Currently serving on the JSA is Cpl.Casey 730-3107. minute firefight ensued. disciplined.” Jang’s nephew, Pfc. Jang Jong Eun. By the end of the firefight, five Soldiers and civilians joined the Jang “I’m very proud to have an uncle 12 Days Before Christmas communists were wounded and three family, Nov. 23, at the Unification who sacrificed himself here 20 yearsSolicited prizes from “Friends of the were killed, including the infamous Monument to celebrate Jang’s life and ago,” he said through a translator.USO” will be raffled off on American Capt. Park Chul, who ordered the to praise the service and sacrifice he With the visit of his family for theForces Network radio every day, murders of Capt. Arthur Bonifas and 1st made more than 20 years ago. ceremony, the younger Jang said hebeginning 12 days before Christmas, Lt. Mark Barrett in the 1976 Axe “Cpl. Jang and his comrades were was happy that his family could see himwith one prize in the morning and one Murders. But sadly, Pfc. Michael A. part of something bigger than pulling the same duty his uncle did 20in the afternoon. Prizes will include Burgoyne was wounded and Cpl. Jang themselves,” Snyder said. “They years ago. “I hope that one day theyphone cards, gift certificates, gift bags, Myung-Gee was killed. symbolized more than just friendships can be as proud of me as they are ofUSO trips, hotel accommodations and “Their heroic actions were not in of Soldiers from two different nations my uncle,” he said.dinner certificates. vain,” said Lt. Col. Paul E. Snyder, serving together -- they were in fact the Every year, more than 150,000 commander, United Nations Command very symbols of the ROK/U.S. alliance. people learn the history of the Soviet Christmas Raffle Security Cpl. Jang and Defector Incident and Cpl. Jang’s Bonanza Battalion – Joint “He will never be forgotten. Pfc. Burgoyne – heroic actions and sacrifice.The USO Van will visit Area I camps Security Area. Lt. Col. Paul E. Snyder like the Soldiers “There is no doubt that futureDec. 21-23 for free Christmas raffle “They UN Command Security Battalion of the UNCSB generations of UNCSB Soldiers will bedraws on site. Prizes include a stereo, protected the today, stood inspired by his service andDVD players, CD players, boom boxes defector and allowed him time to literally side-by-side in the same way commitment,” Snyder said. “His actionsand gift certificates. Cookies and escape. Their actions provided fellow our armies and our nations have done serve as a reminder of what we expectbrownies also will be provided. A grand UNCSB Soldiers precious seconds to for more than 50 years along with the from disciplined, well-trained Soldiers.raffle draw of round-trip tickets to the react to the incident, deploy and commitment and support of the UN and Cpl. Jang is not forgotten. He will neverUnited States will be held at the CampCasey Food Court, Dec. 24. overwhelmingly defeat the North the member states.” be forgotten. He is forever, ‘In Front of Korean assault. Ross, who is the only Them All.’”
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Area I Dec. 9, 2005 7Poker from Page 5saw more than 10 hours of action, World Series of Poker by taking it toas the field was whittled down to Camp Casey in January or February,the final two players. then to Yongsan in March or April When asked about the effect the and back to CRC in May or June.10 hours had on him, Hook replied, Additionally, we are looking to“It’s very draining. I was so amped expand the games to include Omahato play that I skipped the evening and Stud poker games.”meal. My blood sugar must have The players at this first tourneybeen way down because I was cold. were ready for more action andI was getting by on Diet Coke. I’d looking forward to any upcomingbe willing to bet some of the players tournaments.slept in longer on Sunday than they “It’s always fun to play pokerhad in quite a while.” with a wide range of people,” As with every competition, Goldberg said. “The best part aboutthere’s always someone who it is just chatting with people duringfinishes second. Capt. Daniel the tournament and making jokes.”Goldberg, 2ndCombat AviationBrigade, had thatdistinction. “There is noshame in coming insecond place,” hesaid. “I played mycards as well as Icould. The only The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders will 8:30 – 9 p.m., Autograph/Photographdisappointment visit Warrior Country Dec. 24-25. A list session at Carey Fitness Centercomes from the of events includes: Dec. 25fact that I had such Dec. 24 10:40 – 11:50 a.m., Autograph/a large chip lead Noon – 1 p.m., Lunch with Soldiers at Photograph session at Camp Redgoing into heads-up Camp Bonifas Dining Facility Cloud’s Mitchell’s Clubplay. But, that’s 1 – 1:30 p.m., Autograph/Photograph 1:20 – 2:20 p.m., Autograph/what poker is all session at Camp Bonifas DFAC Photograph session as Camp Jacksonabout – the best 2 – 2:30 p.m., Autograph/Photograph Bubble Gymhand doesn’t sessions at Detachment J and Det. L 1:40 – 2:30 p.m., Autograph/always hold up. Day Rooms Photograph session at Camp Castle 3 – 3:30 p.m., Autograph/Photograph Hard ROK CaféThat’s what makes session at Det. K Day Room 2:50 – 4:10 p.m., Autograph/it exciting and fun 3:20 – 4 p.m., Autograph/Photograph Photograph session at Camp Hovey– anyone can win.” session at Camp Mobile DFAC Iron Triangle Club and Camp Stanley’s As for plans of 4:20 – 4:50 p.m., Autograph/Photograph Reggie’s Clubfuture session at Camp Casey USO 7 – 9 p.m., Performance/Autograph andtournaments, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Performance at Camp photograph session at Camp CaseyHuber said, “We S .C S PC HRIS TEPHENS Casey Carey Fitness Center Carey Fitness Centerplan to continue the Chips are counted as the dealer makes an in-call.AFAPAFAP from Page 5rate charge for inter- and intra-post movements within Issue 3: Soldiers’ families are not given the proper Recommendation: Enforce adherence to tuitionArea 1. Display a placard in every taxi with information dental treatment in Area 1. Families must travel to Area assistance policies and regulations throughout the chainon driver’s identification, rates and charges and how II or further for adequate care. of command.Soldiers can make a complaint. Also, increase number Recommendations: Increase number of dentist and Issue 2: There are approximately 2,000of taxis. dental assistants in Area 1. Amend policy to include noncommand-sponsored families in Area I with an Issue 3: Commissary stocking practices of meat are Soldiers’ families for other than emergency care. estimated 400 young children without available child care.not convenient to Soldiers at 5 p.m. Relocation, Housing and Transportation Work Spouses are unable to work and volunteer in the Army Recommendation: Maintain a meat reserve to Group community.restock meat shelves after duty hours. Issue 1: There are unhealthy living conditions in the Recommendation: Provide child care programs for Medical and Dental Work Group barracks. Mold and poor ventilation systems promote families in Area 1. Issue 1: Soldiers are not provided opportunities while unhealthy conditions. Issue 3: Area 1 does not provide furniture for off-postin Korea to be treated with routine dental care. Bridge Recommendations: Implement monthly inspections housing. Area 1 is noncommand-sponsored; however,work, cleaning and crowning are not offered on a large by medical staff to address unhealthy living conditions. there are family members who reside off post.scale basis. Increase barracks improvement funds to correct Recommendations: Allow Soldiers to sign for Recommendations: Initiate a dental program to make deficiencies found by medical staff. excess furniture for use for their families in off-postit feasible for Soldiers to get routine Category 2 level Issue 2: Current bus schedule does not meet Soldiers’ housing. Allow Soldiers to ship personal furniture toprocedures. Increase number of dental providers and needs during peek times before curfew and on weekends. Korea for off-post residence at government expense.increase number of appointments by extending dental Recommendation: Extend bus schedule to Amend policy to allow off-post furnishings forclinic hours. accommodate Soldiers on weekends and holidays. noncommand-sponsored families. Issue 2: Physicians are treating Soldiers symptoms Issue 3: Barracks lack same quality of amenities “It was exciting to see how this process, with arather than curing the physical conditions. Soldiers are across Area 1. The majority of barracks in Area 1 don’t wide range of experience within the Army community,given temporary solutions for more serious conditions. have kitchens, day rooms and AKO labs. can bring about change,” said Maj. Clint McWhorter,This creates multiple medical visits resulting in missed Recommendation: Provide same amenities to all 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery. “It was a very low-work hours. Soldiers throughout Area 1. threat environment. We had well-balanced discussions Recommendations: Provide tickets to 121 Hospital. Family and Community Services Work Group and everyone had an equal voice. No one knew whatRefer Soldiers to specialized care earlier in treatment Issue 1: Unit leadership is not honoring the obligation my rank was until the end of the day.”diagnosis, ensuring individualized care. Educate unit-level per the tuition assistance program to allow Soldiers to Within the next 30 days, the AFAP steeringdental and medical liaisons by offering courses to make attend classes. Approximately 20 percent of enrolled committee, chaired by Col. Forrest Newton, Area Iit easier for Soldiers dealing with medical issues, while Soldiers are prevented from attending classes due to commander, will consider every submitted issue fordefining the liaisons’ role. mission or duty requirements. possible implementation or further discussion.
  • Dec. 9, 2005 Page 9Potential bone marrow donors line up at Collier Chance to save lives draws many to sign up for program By David McNally “When most people they think about Area II Public Affairs bone marrow, it’s not a pleasant YONGSAN GARRISON — People thought,” Berggren said. “People don’t with a motivation to help others lined think it is a simple thing to collect.” up at bone marrow donor drives Nov. Berggren said there are two collection 29 - Dec. 2. at camps Humphreys, Red methods. Cloud, Casey, Walker, Carroll, Hialeah One involves inserting a needle into and Yongsan’s Collier Field House. a pelvic-region bone, called the superior It is the first U.S. Forces Korea bone iliac crest, and soft bone marrow is marrow drive since 1999. Organizers extracted. The donor is under explained it was strictly a registration anesthesia, but Berggren likened the process. soreness to a bruise one might receive The Department of Defense is one falling down while skating. of more than 90 programs to put people “It’s painful; you’re going to be on the National Marrow Donor Program sore,” he said. “But you’ve got to P D MN Registry. HOTOS BY AVID C ALLY remember this is a life-savingSecond Lt. Phantha Boon examines a blood sample he extracted from a potential bone marrow “If somebody is a match on that opportunity. If you consider a sore hipdonor Dec. 1 at Collier Field House. Boon works at the 121st General Hospital. registration, they will be further tested, worth saving somebody’s life, I think “You could be a perfect match and then actually have their bone it’s worthwhile.” What is bone marrow? for someone and never know.” marrow harvested,” said Maj. Rex Stem cells can also be collected from Berggren, 18th Medical Command lab peripheral blood. Bone marrow is the tissue comprising — Capt. Jennifer Cyr consultant. “That’s just like donating blood,” the center of large bones. It is the place Berggren said he was pleased with Berggren said. “It’s a lot more time where new blood cells are produced. the turnout. consuming though. It takes about a S : U.S. N OURCE L ATIONAL M IBRARY OF EDICINE The drive started at Camp week to 10 days, because you have to Humphreys Nov. 29, where medical take medication.” officials collected 83 potential donors. This collection method involves At Camp Red Cloud, 85 people separation and collection of stem cells registered Nov. 30. Area IV and Yongsan from other cells, such as red and white collected 216 potential donors Dec. 1. blood cells in the peripheral blood. The drive ended Dec. 2 at Camp Casey Regardless of the collection method, with 83 potential donors. the Defense Department program Capt. Jennifer Cyr, a 121st General Hospital At the registration, people filled out connects donors with people in need. nurse, gets blood drawn. Cyr volunteered to paperwork and donated a 5-7 milliliter See Marrow, Page 12 be a potential bone marrow donor. blood sample.KATUSA Soldiers bid farewell to Army life Seongnam hosts tour for K-16 Air Base SoldiersBy Cpl. Seo Ki-chul KATUSA Soldiers during a Nov. 18 Stephens said he believes somebody By Steve DavisArea II Public Affairs congratulatory address at the ceremony. in the group will be one of Korea’s Area II Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Every “My experience with KATUSA future leaders. SEONGNAM — Thirty-sevenmonth, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Soldiers goes back many years to the “You are going to be the guys who Area II Soldiers got a high-techArmy Soldiers celebrate the final separation 2nd Infantry Division,” said Stephens. take this country to the next step,” he view of the city surrounding K-16of comrades and commanders from the “I had about 20 KATUSA Soldiers in my said. “I hope those experiences with the Air Base Dec. 1 during a tour hostedRepublic of Korea Army, in a much platoon. All of them were the best U.S. Army have been positive and you by the Seongnam city government.anticipated ceremony at the Multipurpose Soldiers without a doubt.” take it with you wherever you go.” The Soldiers were from units atTraining Facility. One KATUSA Soldier from the group Stephens and Area II ROKA Support or near K-16 Air Base, an installation The Republic of Korea requires all expressed how military service affected Group Commander Lt. Col. Kang Sung- co-located in Seongnam with themales to perform government service for his life. ryong presented a letter of appreciation Republic of Korea Air Force’s Seoultwo years. For some, that means a stint “I tried to be highly motivated,” said and souvenir to each Soldier to celebrate Air Base. They included 2ndin the Armed Forces; others can choose Sgt. Yang Min-mo, a KATUSA Soldier their new start. Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment;a tour of duty with the Korea National leaving the 305th Quartermaster Cpl. Jun Hun-su, Area II Support 164th Air Traffic Services Group;Police. But for more than 1,400 KATUSA Company. “I have proudly served my Activity, was one of the KATUSA 595th Maintenance Company andSoldiers who complete their service each country as a military diplomat.” Soldiers on hand to watch the others Soldiers from the Command Postyear, the opportunity to serve has meant Yang was the keynote speaker for end their tour of service. Tango security among Americans, being immersed his ETS ceremony. “It is most KATUSA Soldiers’ ultimate They toured two Koreanin the English language and making Since the darkest days of the Korean goal to complete their two years of companies fast becomingintercultural friendships that could last a War, the KATUSA program has shown military service without any problem,” powerhouses in the Republic oflifetime. its value in strengthening ties between said Jung, who has about six months Korea’s international high-tech To join the program, young Korean Koreans and Americans. left in the military. export have to achieve high test scores. “I realized how we act can be what Jung said he envied those outgoing Their first stop was the KoreaAs a result, American Soldiers have the the U.S. Soldiers think of Koreans,” Soldiers for successfully finishing their Telecom Exhibition Center. KT is aopportunity to work along side some Yang said. service. “Now I feel mine is not that leading international informationof the brightest minds in Korea. Each month, KATUSA Soldiers leave far,” he said. technology company. In the Area II Commander, Col. Ron. their uniforms behind, but take their company’s “Hi-Tech Hub”Stephens recalled his experience with experience and memories with them. E-mail See Seongnam, Page 12
  • 10 Dec. 9, 2005 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Yongsan Bells ring over Yongsan Christmas kettles By Cpl. Seo Ki-chul Hurricane Katrina victims.” Christmas Concert Area II Public Affairs Lim said helping others breaks downVivaldi’s “Gloria” will be presented 10a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at the South YONGSAN GARRISON — The barriers between people and makes onePost Chapel. Admission is free and Salvation Army is collecting Christmas to the public. For information, call kettle donations in front of the main “The Salvation Army is one of the738-6055. exchange and food court throughout the few trustworthy organizations in the holiday season. world,” said Sgt. 1st Class Keith Hannam Village Tree The fund-raising campaign reaches Coleman, Special Operations Command LightingThe entire Yongsan community is out to needy people, to provide a wide Korea. “I’ve been familiar with this kindinvited to the Hannam Village Tree variety of social services. of charitable event since I was young.”Lighting Ceremony 6-8 p.m. Monday “The Salvation Army has been setting Even children got the Hannam Village Front Gate Circle. up the ‘Christmas kettle’ in Yongsan “There were some young donorsRefreshments will be served after the Garrison for more than 30 years,” said accompanied by their parents,” Limceremony and free pictures with Santa Maj. Lim Hyun-taek from the Salvation said. “I believe they got somethingwill be available. For information, call Army Korea Territory. “It is very special special out of this charitable activity. I723-6721. because we initiate this annual event here hope many people show their humanity, CPL. SEO KI-CHUL in Yongsan.” regardless of the amount of money.” Family NBC Mask Sarah Porter and her sister, Shaina,both 4, put The Salvation Army gathered more The Salvation Army will be at the main Training money into a Christmas Kettle Nov. 26 in frontFamily members may attend a class 9- than $3,000 in donations last year and exchange and food court 10:30 a.m. – of the food court.11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m. Monday or Tuesday anticipates this year’s campaign will 3:30 p.m. Saturday, as well as Dec. 17on the use of Nuclear, Biological and exceed last year’s figure. “Thanks to last year’s great and Dec. 21-24.Chemical protective equipment. Lim explained that even a small amount contribution, we could help many people For information, visitParticipants must bring their assigned of money can contribute to great welfare in desperate need of our support,” Lim www.salvationarmy.M17 Protective Mask. Training programs for people dreading the winter said. “Those included unsupported elderly,equipment will be provided for babies orphans, disabled and even tsunami and E-mail and suffering from natural disasters.and hard-to-fit adults. Classes are atthe 38th Chemical Detachmentclassroom in Building T4832 near the Yongsan elementary school takes ‘Hats Off to Reading’Yongsan Auto Craft Shop on MP Hill.For information, call 738-3658 or 4544. By Pfc. Lee Yang-won Area II Public Affairs Holiday Basketball YONGSAN GARRISON — The TournamentArea II Support Activity will host a Seoul American Elementary School heldPacific-wide men’s and women’s a “Hats Off to Reading” event Nov. 29Holiday Basketball Tournament 3 p.m. for children and parents.Dec. 16 at Collier Field House on The 2005 “Hats Off to Reading”Yongsan South Post. Games Dec. 17- program included a play, a student choir,21 will begin 8 a.m. and continue reading stations and a literacy workshopthrough 11 p.m. each day. For for parents.information, contact the Sports Office “It’s a great opportunity for us toat 738-8608. encourage kids to read more in a much DHL Christmas more fun way,” said Wilbert Woodfork, Caroling a literacy support specialist. “It’s niceSeoul American Middle School for practically everybody involved in thestudents will sing Christmas carols community.”9:30–10 a.m. Fridayand 9:30–10 a.m. and Elementary students wore silly hats andnoon–12:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. For gathered in groups to listen to their favoriteinformation, call 738-2222. stories and to participate in games. PFC. LEE YANG-WON The event started in the gymnasium Seoul American Elementary School kids watch a play Nov. 29 at a “Hats Off to Reading” event. Toys for Tots Volunteers with a “Goldilocks” play and a well-The Marine Corps Reserve Toys forTots program is looking for a few known Korean fairy tale, “Shimchung special event, and every year school was way.”good volunteers to help with its Jun.” full of children wanting to take parts in Designated readers read classicannual toy drive. Help collect and “By performing plays and games, the plays, the choir and activities.” books out loud, like “Goldilocks,” “Thedistribute toys to orphanages and kids not only have a good time but She said this event is especially nice Three Pigs” and also some new books.other worthy charities. For involuntarily improve their reading and for the kids, because showing up with “I have three kids in school and Iinformation, call at 723-7088. thinking ability,” said Lt. Cmdr. James different looks means they have a think it’s nice to read books in front of Park, Combined Navy Forces Korea. positive attitude toward reading and they kids,” said Mike Dougherty, a SOFA Stamp Service “Parents can actually take home want to participate in every part of it. designated reader.The next Status of Forces Stampservice will be offered Dec. 27 at Army activities and engage in learning.” Organizers held literacy workshops Dougherty also recommended someCommunity Service on Yongsan South The variety of hats worn by the for parents to help them enhance their books his children enjoy reading to otherPost. Pre-register at Building 4106, children showed they were focused on understanding, and to generate interest 118. For information on SOFA the event. about reading. The Parent-Teacher OrganizationStamps, call 738-4617. “The hats are a way of showing “Many parents think reading is sponsored a Scholastic Book Fair after enthusiasm for reading,” said Rolanda important to their child,” Woodfork said. the event. Operation Good Cheer Flood-Lewis, reading coordinator. “This “Attending workshops like this will helpRegister now for Operation Good is already the thirteenth year of this them push kids to books in a more fun E-mail Student, which offersholiday classes at the YongsanEducation Center. For details, call theUniversity of Maryland at 723-4294 orCentral Texas College at 723-4290. News & Notes OnlineFor more Area II News & Notes, visit ex Web story This week read an ex clusive Web stor y about: ! Student fine arts contest winners at the Dragon Hill Lodgethe Area II Support Activity Web siteat andlook for a link under “Area II Highlights at http://ima.k a Glance.”
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Area II Dec. 9, 2005 11 PHOTOS BY CPL. SEO KI-CHULArmy quarterback Tyronne Smith rushes toward the goal line with Navy defender Eric Franklin encroaching during the 2005 Army-Navy Flag Football competition. Army defeats Navy 12-6 in flag football By Cpl. Seo Ki-chul The match has been held for 15 years another with the goal of winning the Area II Public Affairs and is designed to confirm and command trophy. YONGSAN GARRISON —Army strengthen the friendship between the Sgt. Kenneth Brandon, Army handily defeated Navy 12-6 during the Army and Navy. offensive guard, said the game turned 2005 Army-Navy flag football game “Today’s players consist of active- out quite successful. Saturday at Seoul American High School duty military members serving in “It’s always exciting to play with the Falcon Field. Korea,” said Program Coordinator Navy,” he said. “It’s good for us to Unfortunately, the score was not Bennie Jackson. “The difference is the come together as a team and as parts mirrored in the real Army-Navy game Army team is comprised only of Area of the same military. Unfortunately, I in Philadelphia, where Navy trounced II Soldiers, but the Navy combined won’t be here next year, but I look Army 42-23 in the 106th meeting of the personnel from the Navy and Marine forward to playing another Army-Navy college teams. Corps throughout the peninsula.” game at my next duty station.” At Yongsan, this was the third This year the Army hosted the match Navy Coach Thomas Steward said consecutive year Army took the trophy. while the Navy visited. the game was fantastic even though Tensions were high as the score was United States Forces Korea they did not take the trophy. tied at 6 at the end of the first half. Commander Gen. Leon J. LaPorte, 8th “The result is not that important,” “It’s a great day to be in the military,” U.S. Army Commander Lt. Gen. Charles Steward said. “I think today’s game was said Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Herndon, 8th C. Campbell and Area II Commander a friendly one. We competed with each U.S. Army. “I’ve seen this game four Ron Stephens visited the field to other, but we are definitely one team in times here in Korea. It used to be just a encourage the competitors. the military and one team in war.”Navy quarterback Jeffery Martin searches for little game, but it really evolved into a Following LaPorte’s coin toss foran open team member. big community event.” kick off, the two rivals confronted one E-mail hikes the ball while an unrelenting Army team waits. Above: Army player Gray Oliver looks for a chance to break through the defensive line. Left: Crowds brave the cold weather Saturday to see ArmyNavy cheerleaders inspire their team. defeat Navy in flag football.
  • 12 Dec. 9, 2005 Area II The Morning Calm WeeklyHoliday safety makes season brighterArea II Public Affairs designed for artificial tree use. YONGSAN GARRISON — Even !If buying a fresh tree, lift the treeduring a joyous holiday season, disaster and tap the trunk on the ground. Only asometimes strikes due to accidents or few needles should fall, and the trunknegligence. should be sticky with sap. Make sure “Make your season bright and happy the needles are attached firmly to the twigs and that the needles can be bentby keeping safety at the top of your without breaking. Once the tree isholiday wish list,” said Jeff Hyska, Area home, immerse it in a bucket of waterII Support Activity safety officer. until ready to decorate. When ready to Hyska said Christmas trees, candles put up the tree, cut a one- or two-inchand electrical connections are the most diagonal slice off the bottom of thecommon fire hazards during the holidays. trunk. The new cut helps the tree absorbHe offers these tips on buying and water and will preserve freshness. Putmaintaining a Christmas tree. the tree in a sturdy stand with !Those considering using an artificial widespread legs and keep the stand filledtree should look for the “Fire Resistant” with water while the tree is indoors.label when purchasing. Be aware that even !Keep the tree at least three feet awayfire-resistant artificial trees can catch fire, from heat sources such as fireplaces andespecially if they have years of dust space heaters. When the holidays are over,buildup on them. Wash the artificial tree take the tree outside as soon as possible.each year and store the parts in plastic Recycle or discard it according to yourbags. When decorating, be sure lights are local city or county regulations.Marrow from Page 9 “The DoD is one of the few programs people,” he actually pick up 100 percent of the A 121st General Hospital nurse,,” Berggren said. “If you are Jennifer Cyr, was one of the first peopleconfirmed as a match, you and a family to sign up Dec. 1 at Collier Field House.member would fly back to the “This is the easy part,” she said. “YouWashington, D.C. area.” could be a perfect match for someone He said the donor would be on and never know.”temporary duty status, where the Cyr said the marrow grows back. “Itgovernment pays for transportation and affects you for a short time and may hurtlodging. for a while, but you can save somebody’s Berggren said military people are very life,” she “They are giving E-mail from Page 9showroom, the Soldiers were introduced “This is the first time Seongam hasto “smart appliances” and other modern hosted a tour for American Soldiers,”uses of globally linked communications. Yang said during a welcome speechThey toured displays that included a before lunch. “We want you tocentral computer that powers home understand our city and enjoy a close,heating and other systems, a tight relationship.”computerized home media system, a Yang toasted the group, whichhome emergency center, a high-tech included Multifunction Aviation Brigadetelemarketing center and more. Deputy Commander Col. Benjamin “It was really impressive,” said Spc. Williams. Williams thanked the mayorTammy Hedgepeth, 24, a supply specialist for Seongnam’s hospitality.with the 595th Maintenance Company Seated at the table with Williams andwho hails from Rocky Mountain, N.C. Yang were Spc. David J. Lee, 21, and“I really liked the sports car with the global Sgt. Callandra Mondy, 23.navigation system.” Lee, whose Korean parents Hedgepeth, who has been in Korea for immigrated to the United States beforemore than a year, said the tour was her he was born, said he had only visitedfirst in Seongnam. Korea a few times before being assigned The group also toured the ED to Company B, 58th Aviation Regiment,Corporation, a leader in robotics and as an air traffic controller in Korea inautomation for the educational and May. He said he was impressed by thecommunications industries, as well as Republic of Korea’s high-tech consulting. “You can even pay for a meal using “This is the first time U.S. Soldiers have your cell phone,” he said.come to our company,” said tour guide Lee, who speaks fluent Korean, chattedPak Man-su. “We are very glad to have with the vice mayor during lunch, tellingyou here.” him about his life in America and what Pak took the group to a large showroom it’s like in the U.S. Army.full of robotic and automation trainers and Mondy, an avionics mechanic in Koreaexplained for nearly an hour how each for a year with 2-2 Aviation, said she hadwas improving workplace efficiencies. The Soldiers then boarded their tour heard “third-world horror stories” aboutbus for a short ride to the Blue Diamond Korea while assigned in Germany.Chinese restaurant, where they were “Those stories just weren’t true,” shegreeted by Seongnam Vice Mayor Yang said. “This is a wonderful place. I wasIn-kwon and treated to a formal eight- surprised how far they’ve come.”course lunch. E-mail
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Dec. 9, 2005 13‘Families First’ designed to improve military movesCamp Casey Claims First” system is expected to improve the quality of and Web links.Special to The Morning Calm Weekly service almost immediately, as carriers strive to Some customers who do not fill their surveys online As a military servicemember, moving is a big part improve their score in preparation for the new may be contacted by SDDC Customer Serviceof your life. Moving to a new location can be very program. representatives. The representative will walkstressful. Often, the biggest concern is the packing, When a servicemember is receiving a counseling customers through questions on the survey and recordhandling and shipping of personal belongings to a new session at the PPSO prior to a move, an account will the customer’s responses. These telephone surveyslocation. The Surface Deployment and Distribution be established in the Customer Satisfaction Survey will be conducted only when a specific carrier doesCommand have responded to this concern by application. Once the move is complete, customers not have a statistically valid number of responses todeveloping a new “Families First” program. The can complete the survey on line at the Surface evaluate their performance.program focuses on meeting the moving needs of Deployment and Distribution Command Web site SDCC encourages all Servicemembers and DoDservicemembers and promoting quality service. ( Customers can access the civilians to take full advantage of the customer Servicemembers and Department of Defense survey in one of two ways: using the user ID and surveys. Increased participation allows SDCC to ratecivilians who move will have an opportunity to complete password created during their counseling session, or the quality of the carriers they use. Hopefully, badWeb-based customer satisfaction surveys. These waiting to receive an e-mail with survey instructions moves then become a thing of the past.surveys are also used to measure the performance of Standard ID to replace Common Access Cardthe movers, as well as the performance of the personalproperty shipping offices. “Families First” is a customer-focused, streamlined By Army Sgt. Sara Wood technology, which will allow the cards to be read byprogram that continually monitors customer American Forces Press Service a machine from a short distance away, Dixon said.satisfaction. In the past, shipments were normally WASHINGTON — A standardized identification This will make the new cards much easier to use forawarded to the lowest cost carriers. Beginning in card is being developed for all federal employees. access to buildings than CACs, which must beFebruary 2006, the quality of the carrier will be judged The new card will replace the common access swiped through a reader, she a “Best Value Score.” This score is based primarily cards that military personnel, government civilians The new cards themselves will not be enough toon the results of the customer satisfaction surveys. and contractors now hold, said Mary Dixon, deputy grant access to all federal buildings, Dixon said.Now, servicemembers have a unique opportunity to director of the Defense Manpower Data Center. Rather, they will be checked against each building’sinfluence the quality of future moves for themselves, The new cards will look much the same as CACs, database to determine if an individual has access.other servicemembers and their families. with a few changes, Dixon said. The color scheme Dixon said a prototype of the new card is being The survey will be conducted on all domestic and will be different and more information will be developed and will be finalized in the next coupleinternational household goods shipments, as well as embedded in the card, she said. of months. The cards will be issued starting inall international unaccompanied baggage shipments. The added information will be a biometric of two October 2006 to all military personnel, governmentThe survey would also collect data on direct fingerprints, to be used for identification purposes, civilians and qualified contractors. In the Defenseprocurement method shipments, non-temporary and a string of numbers that will allow physical access Department, all employees should have the new cardsstorage shipments and local moves. to buildings, Dixon said. within three and a half years, she said. A timeline has Results of the surveys will be provided to the The biggest change will be the addition of wireless not been set for the rest of the federal government.carriers for their quality control efforts. The “Families
  • Dec. 9, 200514 The Morning Calm Weekly Dec. 9-15 Harry Potter & Harry Potter & Lord of War R Lord of War R Into the Blue Walk the Line Walk the Line Goblet of Fire Goblet of Fire PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Two for the Greatest Game Get Rich or Into the Blue No Show No Show No Show Money R Ever Played PG Die Tryin’ R PG-13 Harry Potter & Harry Potter & Harry Potter & Goblet of Fire Goblet of Fire Goblet of Fire Two for the Into the Blue Walk the Line Walk the Line PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Money R PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Exorcism of Get Rich or Emily Rose Serenity No Show No Show No Show No Show Die Tryin’ R PG-13 PG-13 Harry Potter & Harry Potter & Two for the Lord of War R Two for the Goblet of Fire Lord of War R Into the Blue Goblet of Fire Money R Money R PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 An Unfinished Two for the Into the Blue No Show No Show No Show Lord of War R Life PG-13 Money R PG-13An Unfinished Life Serenity -- Captain Walk the Line -- He Harry Potter & the Into The Blue Yours, Mine & OursStill in shock from his only Malcolm Reynolds, a picked cotton, sold door to Goblet of Fire When four young divers A widow and widower fall inson’s death a decade ago, hardened veteran on the door, and served in the Air In his fourth year at Hogwarts, discover a legendary love and get married, but theEinar has let his ranch fall into losing side of a galactic civil Force. He was a voice of Harry faces his greatest shipwreck rumored to contain resulting combined eighteenruin along with his marriage. war, now ekes out a living rebellion that changed the challenges and dangers yet. millions in gold at the bottom children -- along withNow, Einar spends his days pulling off small crimes and face of rock and roll. An outlaw When he is selected under of the sea, they believe their drastically different parentingcaring only for his hired transport-for-hire aboard his before today’s rebels were mysterious circumstances as dream of buried treasure has style, make for a hair-raisinghandyman and last trusted ship, Serenity. He leads a born -- and an icon they would a contestant in the Triwizard come true. But nearby on the situation when the twofriend, Mitch, who was gravely small, eclectic crew who are never forget. He did all this Tournament, Harry must ocean floor, a sunken plane families become one and allinjured in an encounter with a the closest thing he has left before turning 30. And his compete against the best full of illegal cargo threatens start living under one roof.grizzly bear. Einar intends to to family -- squabbling, name was Johnny Cash. young wizards from schools their find. The friends make alive out his days in this insubordinate and undyingly WALK THE LINE explores the all over Europe. But as he pact to keep quiet about bothheartbroken solitude...until loyal. When Mal takes on two early years of the music prepares, signs begin to point discoveries so they canthe very person he blames for new passengers -- a young legend, an artist who to the return of Lord excavate the shipwreckhis son’s accident comes to doctor and his unstable, transcended musical Voldemort. Before long, Harry before a rival treasure huntertown: his daughter-in-law telepathic sister -- he gets boundaries to touch people is playing not just for the Cup, uncovers their secret andJean. much more than he around the globe. As his music but for his life. beats them to the gold. But bargained for. changed the world, Cash’s their plan goes awry when they own world was rocked by the realize dangerous smugglers woman who became the love are already closing in on the of his life: June Carter. missing plane, and one of the friends makes a fatal decision. The Man No Show The Man Dreamer PG No Show No Show No Show PG-13 PG-13 Yours, Mine An Unfinished Yours, Mine & Two for the Two for the Into the Blue Into the Blue & Ours PG Life PG-13 Ours PG Money R Money R PG-13 PG-13 Lord of War R Lord of War R Walk the Line Walk the Line 40-Year-Old No Show Yours, Mine PG-13 PG-13 Vergin R & Ours PG Walk the Line Walk the Line Lord of War R Two for the Yours, Mine & Into the Blue No Show PG-13 PG-13 Money R Ours PG PG-13 Yours, Mine Yours, Mine Greatest Game Lord of War R Lord of War R Lord of War R Two for the & Ours PG & Ours PG Ever Played Money R PG Yours, Mine An Unfinished An Unfinished An Unfinished Transporter 2 Transporter 2 Transporter 2 & Ours PG Life PG-13 Life PG-13 Life PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Serenity Red Eye Red Eye The Cave The Cave Into the Blue Into the Blue PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13
  • Dec. 9, 2005The Morning Calm Weekly 15Clinging to God and living in the presentBy Chaplain (Capt.) Joseph A. Velez that we must stop needless worrying in order to live a Perhaps our brooding over the past has to do602nd ASB productive life. Worrying too much about the future is with those negative things we have done or which M any times we find ourselves asking not only harmful to us but also a waste of valuable have been done to us. But who is it that does not over and over the same questions: time and energy. We need to realize that life is like a have a closet full of past regrets and resentments? “What does the future hold for me? candle — it is lit once we are born, and keeps burning Certainly all of us have made mistakes in the past orWhat can I hope for? What about tomorrow? What until it flickers out. But regardless of how short life have been hurt by the actions of others. But theyabout the next week, next month, next year?” may be, it is also full of opportunities to do good and are done and over, and whatever harm they did Speaking to the multitudes with profound to light up the world around us. cannot be changed, no matter how long we dwellwisdom and compassion, Christ Jesus answered all If we really want to live a happy and healthy life, on them. (Read Isaiah 43:14a, 18-19)these questions, saying, “Do not worry about not only must we stop worrying about the future, we Yes, we need to stop living in the past, just as muchtomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its must also stop dwelling in the past. Brooding over the as we need to stop being anxious about the future. Ifown. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” past is indeed an escape from the real issues of life. we want a blessed life, we must cling to God in the(Matthew 6:34 NRSV) When we keep thinking about the past as “the good present and live “one day at a time,” doing by grace as A great philosopher once said, “I have had a great old days” — when life was simple and carefree, much good as we can in those 24 hours. Then, theredeal of trouble in my life …” and after a pause he something is wrong. We have escaped into a never- will be no more room in our lives for fears andadded, “… and most of it never happened.” In the never land of make believe, forgetting that there were anxieties, regrets and resentments. God will be withfamous Sermon on the Mountain, Christ Jesus taught heartaches and problems in every period of our past. us, guiding and strengthening us all along the way. Worship Area III W orship Services Eastern Orthodox Gospel 5:10 p.m. Camp Eagle Chapel Saturday 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday 1 p.m. Freedom Chapel KATUSA Wednesday 7 p.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday 8 p.m. Camp Long Chapel Protestant Contemporary Faith Formation Collective Sunday 6 p.m. Freedom Chapel Wednesday 4 p.m. Freedom Chapel Sunday 10:30 a.m. Camp Humphreys’ KATUSA Zoeckler Station Chapel Tuesday 7 p.m. Freedom Chapel Area III Chaplains 11 a.m. Camp Humphreys’ Freedom Chapel, Catholic Chaplain (Maj.) Matthew B. Ahn 753-7274 Camp Long Chapel, Sunday 9:30 a.m. Freedom Chapel Suwon Air Base Chapel Mass Chaplain (Capt.) Thomas Vaughn 2 p.m. Camp Eagle Chapel Sunday 4 p.m. Camp Long Chapel 721-3356 Ad goes here
  • Dec. 9, 200516 The Morning Calm Weekly U.S. volunteers prepare kimchi for needy Koreans Koreans By Sgt. Christopher Selmek them with spicy ingredients. The U.S. military Area II Public Affairs spouses participated to show their appreciation for SEOUL — Eight Yongsan spouses joined more Korean culture; but they also did it for fun. than 1,500 Korean volunteers Nov. 14 to help “Kimchi is the central part of each meal, but prepare about 40,000 heads of cabbage kimchi. some people cannot afford the price of cabbage,” “I enjoy contributing to the community and Wright said. “Everyone involved feels good because making sure Koreans benefit from Americans being they are helping people, and it gives Yongsan a good here,” said Susan Patten, a military spouse taking image to be providing this service to people.” part in the activity. To the Americans, the whole kimchi-making Patten said the event helped to develop a process seemed foreign. sense of camaraderie between Americans “I’ve only done it once before, and this looks and Koreans. like a completely different This was the fourth year process,” Patten said. “Before, Yo n g s a n c o m m u n i t y I saw all the ingredients members have participated arranged in different in the kimchi festival. bowls, where here it’s all “We work closely with massed already. I think it’s the local government every going to be easier this way.” year and we always get a Volunteers served coffee good crop of cabbages from and tea to the busy kimchi our farm,” said Soo-ja Wright, makers. They also served director for Na Jin Industries, the traditional Korean pastries and, of company responsible for donating the food. course, kimchi. “It’s become quite a tradition. Everybody seems to “Kimchi is very good for you, and it can be quite enjoy it.” addictive,” Wright said. “You get used to the smell Yongsan-gu government officials personally once you’ve been in Korea for a while, but you can delivered the cabbages to needy families. A local never get tired of eating kimchi.” Yongsan volunteers help to mix kimchi ingredients, Nov. 14, company donated the cabbages. that they all agreed could be quite messy. Volunteers laid out cabbages, then smothered E-mail Volunteers wear thick rubber gloves to protect their skin from spicy ingredients. PHOTOS BY SGT. CHRISTOPHER SELMEK Volunteers smother kimchi ingredients on the cabbages. Susan Patten, a U.S. military spouse, prepares kimchi More than 1,500 volunteers prepare 40,000 heads of cabbage kimchi for needy Korean families Nov. 14 in Seoul. ingredients to make food for needy families.
  • Dec. 9, 200518 The Morning Calm Weekly BOSS brightens up K-16 for holidays By Pfc. Lee Yang-Won Area II Public Affairs K-16 AIR BASE — Better Opportunities for Single and unaccompanied Soldiers representatives decorated K-16 Air Base with lights and Comedy ROKs Returns ornaments Nov. 29 to usher in the Morale, Welfare and Recreation is holiday spirit. bringing Comedy ROKs back to Korea. Morale, Welfare and Recreation Dante Carter, Miss Gayle and Spike Davis provided the BOSS program with $800 will perform their stand-up comedy act to purchase lights and decorations for on installations throughout Korea Dec. the installation. 3-16. “Our program’s goal is to decorate With appearances on H.B.O.’s Def K-16 so Soldiers can have a better and Comedy Jam, B.E.T’s “Comic View,” more vivid Christmas feeling during “Planet Grove,” A&E’s “Evening at the wintertime,” said Eric Yim, K-16 Air Improv,” Showtime’s “Laffapalooza” Base Community Activity Center and “The Gordon Elliot Show,” the trio director. boast fans across America and around Yim said many of the Soldiers PHOTOS BY PFC. LEE YANG-WON the world. appreciated the gesture. Spc. Dennis Sharek, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, puts ornaments on a Comedy ROKs is presented courtesy of “It gives us something to look Christmas tree. MWR. All performances are free and forward to,” said Pfc. Samanthia Huie, decorating a tree and having Christmas decorations and lights at the main gate, open to military ID cardholders. For K-16 Air Base BOSS president. “Last parties on post could really lighten up community activity center, clubs and information, call 723-3749. year I was here for Christmas and I just Soldiers during the holiday.” post exchange. Scheduled performances in Korea stayed in my room. But this year, With BOSS support, Soldiers can “Christmas can be depressing to include: make K-16 more festive American Soldiers who are here without 8:30 p.m. Friday, Yongsan, Main Post Club during holidays like their family,” said Spc. Timothy Mullen, 8:30 p.m. Dec. 10, K-16 AB, Lucky 7 Club Christmas, said Master K-16 Air Base BOSS vice president. “I 7 p.m. Sunday, Camp Eagle, Sgt. Wayne Bard, senior hope this kind of event cheers them up Gunfighters Inn BOSS advisor. and brings a smile to their faces.” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Suwon, Scudbusters “They don’t have to Also, there will be an area across 7 p.m. Wedesday, Camp Stanley, experience the difficulty of from the dining facility with a snowman Reggie’s reaching Yongsan and can and reindeer, so Soldiers can take 7 p.m. Thursday, Camp Red Cloud, have a great time staying pictures for their loved ones. Mitchell’s in their deployed base,” “I love Christmas, especially 7 p.m. Dec. 16, Camp Casey, Gateway Club Bard said. “This event decorating stuff,” said Pvt. Monica 7 p.m. Dec. 17, Camp Hovey, Iron allows K-16 to get Green, Headquarters and Headquarters Triangle Club recognized better. I think Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation making the base more Regiment. “It’s fun because it gives USO Upcoming Events attractive will encourage other Soldiers something to look at so Volunteers are being sought to more people, especially they can feel at home and ease up the participate in a Good Neighbor event at kids who could have fun pressure of being away from families the Camp Kim USO Wednesday. The taking pictures with during Christmastime.” event will welcome Korean elementary decorations.” BOSS is planning more K-16 support school children and will include lunch Pfc. Michael Waldren, Pvt. Adamn Ortiz and Pfc. Forrest About 20 BOSS Soldiers in the future. “As long as K-16 is here, and bowling. For information on these Harlow put up holiday decorations and lights at K-16 Air handled the work by we are willing to give it the full support events, contact the local USO. Base main gate. putting up all kinds of and recognition it deserves.” Lim said. 9-Ball Tourney Beginning Monday, Area I community activity centers will hoast a nine-ball pool league for all interested personnel serving in Area I. For information, call the local CAC. Camp Casey Seeks Inspirational Message Bowler of the Month Visit the Casey Bowling Center and be the star bowler of the month. Individuals can participate in the event Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Dan Minjares, 8th MP by submitting their score at the front Brigade chaplain, gives inspirational desk. The person who hit the top score messages to the peninsula-wide audience will be the winner of the week. And the during AFN Korea’s Eagle Wing’s winner will compete for the title of program, as Airman 1st Class Ted Froats, Bowler of the Month. The weekly AFN Korea broadcaster, monitors the winner will receive a coupon for one signal levels. The Eagle Wings mission is week of free bowling (limit two games to inspire, encourage and strengthen the per day).The winner for the month will faith of listeners through contemporary receive one month of free bowling ( limit music and discussion of current topics of two games a day) and a plaque. interest. Listeners can tune into Eagle Wings on AFN Korea Eagle FM 102.7FM, TMCW Submissions 8-9 a.m. Sundays. To have an event features in The Morning Calm Weekly, e-mail information on the activity to CAPT. MIKI GILLOON
  • Dec. 9, 2005 Page 21Garrison or field: quartermaster job remains the sameBy F. Neil Neeley said 2nd Lt. Leslie Shipp 194th Maint.Area III Public Affairs Bn. S-2. “This field exercise is just a CAMP HUMPHREYS – It’s bitter training curve. It’s not so much aboutcold and there’s snow on the ground, being in the field; it’s learning how tobut the starter on a vehicle has to be do your job better.changed, and Pvt. Cody Smith, a “The exercise is going really well,”wheeled mechanic with the 348th she added “Even though it’s cold andQuartermaster Company, is there to wet here, the Soldiers aren’t fussingget the job done. and their morale is really high.” The 348th, an element of the 194th Pvt. Ernest Bragg, admin specialistMaintenance Battalion, has been on a with Headquarters and Headquartersfield training exercised for five days. Detachment, 194th Maint. Bn., wasAlthough it’s cold and wet, the mission on guard duty Sunday when it begancontinues just as it did in garrison. to snow. “We do it all out in the field,” said “We’re doing pretty well out here,”Lt. Col. Steve Elkins, 194th Maint. Bn. he said. “We’re adapting, we’ve gotcommander. “A lot of the same the appropriate gear and we’ve got themissions that they have to do in discipline to deal with the snow. I thinkgarrison, they have to come out here we’ll do pretty well for the duration.and do as well. Only the location “We’ll be here until Dec. 8 tochanges,” he explained. “Back in provide combat service support to ourgarrison they may be working in a customers here in the area,” said Out here, they could be working Elizabeth Keough, 194th Maint. Bn. PHOTOS BY F. NEIL NEELEYout of a van.” executive officer. “We’re providing Pvt. Cody Smith, 348th Quartermaster Company wheeled mechanic, changes a vehicle starter “They do their jobs every day back maintenance and supplies with the help while in the the shop and they get used to that,” of the 348th Quartermaster Co. and the 520th Maintenance Company. do that. They can’t do their mission “We’re mainly just working on our if they can’t secure their perimeter field skills” she continued. “We’re and stay alive.” working on those common task and “You’ve got to provide security and military occupational specialty skills you’ve got to learn some basic that will keep the Soldier going and survival skills,” said Elkins. “We’ve surviving in the field.” got an aggressive opposition force out It’s not only the enlisted Soldiers here that are harassing us right now.” that benefit from the FTX. He explained that the opposition “The key thing with our forces were made up of members maintenance battalion is battle drawn from the various elements of management,” said Keough, “Manage the 194th.Capt. Megan Brogden (left), commander of the 348th Quartermaster Company, prepares elements the mission with survivability “Those forces help us to deal withof the 348th Logistics Platoon for a convoy to another field training location. Sgt. 1st Class Ben operations. We’re trying to teach the our wartime battle drills and how toCarter (center) and 2nd Lt. Jennie Clark are ready to move. young company commanders how to pull it all together,” he said. Civil Gathering Notice VIP Visit A civil gathering is planned at the Pyeongtaek train station from 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11; Demonstrators are expected to move in three groups to the Pyeongtaek City Hall from 3:30-5 p.m. They are expected to hold a candlelight vigil at the city hall from 5–5:50 p.m. The Pyeongtaek train station, the shopping area adjacent to the station, Pyeongtaek City Hall and downtown Pyeongtaek are off limits to all personnel from 8 a.m. until midnight Sunday. In addition, any routes to Daechu-ri, public transportation systems and all local surrounding villages including Daechu-ri, Bon Jong-ri and Won Jorg-ri are off limits -- except for residents traveling to and from their homes. F. NEIL NEELEY Personnel are advised to avoid large gatherings and Alexander Vershbow, U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea, receives an orientation briefing in a flight simulator at Camp Humphreys Dec. 2, from Chief Warrant Officer Brian R. to report any suspicious incidents to military police at Johnson, C Co., 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade (left) and Maj. Steve Morris, executive officer, 753-6600 or to the Camp Humphreys Operations USFK Advance Element. Varsbow attended a luncheon briefing at the 2nd CAB dinning Desk at 753-6111. facility and then was given an orientation flight of the Humphreys area in a 2nd CAB AH-64 Longbow.
  • 22 Dec. 9, 2005 Area III The Morning Calm Weekly Striking up friendships on the alley Health Fair By Susan BarkleyA Health Fair and Aerobathon for Area III Public AffairsArea III is set for Saturday. There willbe a 5K Run/Walk starting at 8 a.m. CAMP HUMPHREYS – Twenty-with registration at 7 a.m. The Health four Camp Humphreys Soldiers madeFair is from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the some new friends and discovered howHumphrey’s gym. Come out and serious many Koreans are about theirenjoy aerobics and lots of great bowling at the Strike Zone Nov. 26,health information. Call Sylvia when they bowled with 24 KoreanEckman, RN and Area III health bowlers.promotion coordinator, at 753-7657 Gyeong-gi Province sponsoredfor information. “Friendship Through Bowling,” that brought together Soldiers from 527th Cold Weather Military Intelligence Battalion, Driving Tips Pyeongtaek Bowlers Association andLet safety be the first consideration members of People to Peoplefor yourself, your family, your friends International Pyeongtaek Chapter for anand your co-workers when you drive afternoon of friendly competition. Therein Korea or in the United States this were eight teams consisting of threewinter. Before beginning your cold Korean and three U.S. bowlers per journey: “Friendship and friendly sports! Ask yourself if your journey is competition can facilitate the USFKabsolutely essential move to Pyeongtaek and strengthen our! Check local and national weatherforecasts relationship,” said Kwon In-sik,! Listen to local and national radio Gyeong-gi Province director general forfor travel information USFK relocation support.! Tell someone what time you expect Friendship through bowling is only F. NEIL NEELEY one of a variety of programs the provinceto arrive First Sgt. John Helring, A Company, 527th Military Intelligence Battalion, bowls with Han Gin-girl,! Think about taking warm clothes, is sponsoring in the Pyeongtaek area. Nov. 26 at the Humphreys bowling, and a flashlight – it could be a Kwon said they sponsor cultural tourslong walk to a phone for Soldiers, concerts, sporting events a nice facility and the bowling is great “I haven’t bowled in five years, this! Clear your windows and mirrors and the annual Chusok festival at Camp for us to understand each other.” is so fun,” said Sgt. 1st Class Maria K.of snow and ice before you set off Humphreys and a common values “The first thing that I felt today is Vockert, A Company, 527th MI. project. The goal of all the activities is that this kind of sports activity could Vockert said the event was a “positive Financial Management to create friendship and better be a good opportunity for all Korean option” for Soldiers and was a way for Classes understanding between individuals. people to see the American people and them to do something different and haveArmy Community Service offers “Today’s event came at a good time,” strengthen the friendship between the a cross-cultural experience at the sameclasses in financial management to said Lt. Col. Gerald L. Phifer, two nations,” said Yang Sung-pom. Soldiers, civilians and family commander 527th Military Intelligence “I enjoyed it very much. I’m sorry Following two games and lunch,members learn how to handle personal Battalion. “Our Soldiers are off today that because of the language barrier, prizes were handed out to the top threefinances and the basics of savings and some of them would not have had I couldn’t communicate [too much] teams and the high score for men andand investments. Classes are held at anything to do.” with the Soldiers. If I could, I could women. A number of gifts were alsoACS, Building 311. Call 753-8401/8403 Phifer added that the event gave know much about the American presented in a drawing and the 48for information or to register. Soldiers and Koreans the chance to meet people and the American culture,” he bowlers were all smiling as they left. Scholarships and Grants and get to know each other in a good said. “Bowling is an international game,”Military Officers Association of setting. Although language was a problem, said Yu Pom-tong, Area III communityAmerica scholarships and grants are “This is a great bowling alley,” said Yang found that “sports is another relations officer. “It [the language barrier]available to children of military Pak Jeong-jun. “I didn’t expect such language between people.” doesn’t make any difference at all”parents who plan to attend anaccredited college or universityduring the 2006-2007 school year. TheWeb site at Hogue takes over Humphreys Youth Sportsserv/serv_education/ By. Susan Barkley Soccer, basketball and baseball areserv_education_new_students/ Area III Public Affairs the core sports in the youth sportsindex.htm provides a description of CAMP HUMPHREYS – Youth program and Hogue is looking tothe scholarships, criteria for Sports at Camp Humphreys has a new expand the sports opportunities forqualification and application forms. face and a new energy, thanks to the Humphreys’ youth. She is consideringThe online application must be new youth sports director who arrived indoor soccer, track and field, andcompleted and submitted no later in Korea Sept. 27 and jumped into her volleyball, but points out that type ofthan March 1, 2006. job the next day. expansion is not in the immediate Lisa J. Hogue, who holds a degree future. She is currently working with Combined Federal in exercise fitness management from Jim Howell, U.S. Army Area III Campaign the University of Central Oklahoma, Support Activity sports director, toWith just a few days left for the Edmond, Okla., and a master’s degree establish youth divisions in the runsCombined Federal Campaign- in sports administration from he sponsors.Overseas, Area III is “doing pretty Grambling State University of Hogue is proud of the record for thewell,” according to Dave Satterfield,with the following numbers: Contact Grambling, Grambling, La., has five Jaguars, the 11- to 12-year-old soccertotal – 60 percent; donations – years experience in juvenile recreation team. They had a great season but were$140,000. It’s still not too late to make and one year of experience in event defeated in the penensula-wideyour donation. The campaign runs management with Michigan State championships.thru Thursday, so seek out your unit University’s athletic department. All youth sports teams are co-rep and give generously to CFC. Hogue’s goals are to establish a solid Lisa J. Hogue educational and Hogue is looking for foundation for the youth sports programs will continue to grow with more youth and more volunteers so she programs that she sees growing with continued success in the years to come. can expand her program. For the expansion of Camp Humphreys. She She also is looking to expand community information on Youth Sports programs, wants to create a starting point, so the support for youth sports programs. contact Hogue at 753-8507.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Area III Dec. 9, 2005 23Humphreys kicks off Christmas season CAMP HUMPHREYS – The Catholic congregation children’sChristmas season kicked off here choir. The guest of honor, Saint NickMonday, with the annual Christmas Tree himself, arrived to check out the treesLighting Ceremony. In addition to the and stayed for a while at themain tree, 16 smaller trees, decorated Community Activity Center, to hearby various units and organizations, were Christmas wishes while everyonelighted to the sounds of carols from the enjoyed Christmas treats. PHOTOS BY ROGER EDWARDS The Catholic congregation children’s choir entertains the crowd with Christmas carols during Monday’s annual Christmas Tree Lane tree-lighting cerremony at Camp Humphreys.Sisters Abby (left) and Annie Wilson, six-and-a-half and four-and-a-half years old, join the crowdgreeting Santa at Monday’s tree-lighting ceremony. They enjoyed showing off their unique mittens.One of the theme trees on Camp Humphreys Christmas Tree Lane this year is this entry from the602nd Aviation Support Battalion, that borrows from a television commercial from years past –M&Ms; They Do Exist. Members of the 602nd at the lighting ceremony are (left to right) CommandSgt. Maj. Franz Philippe, Maj. Ronnie Williamson, Sgt. Dorian McGill, Sgt. LaTarrah Jaffeux, Lt. The big guy himself came down from the North Pole to help Camp Humphreys kick off the yuleCol. Gregory Fawcett, Sgt. Jan Wong, Pfc. Juan Rodriguez and Spc. Shawna Meddess. season at Monday’s annual tree-lighting ceremony on Christmas Tree Lane. HAES students learn, use problem-solving techniques By Roger Edwards laundry bot that would do everything defined, the plans made and the to the problem defined. Area III Public Affairs from separating the whites and colors difficulties solved, it was time to Then it was time to build. Then CAMP HUMPHREYS – The to fluffing, folding and putting away look back, time to make sure that it was time to show the class their boys and girls in Jackie Farmer’s clean garments. Laura Eckman the plans and solutions really applied ingenuity. third-grade class at Humphreys decided hers would be a homework American Elementary School had bot to assist with after-school some fun last week, designing and assignments, and Joshua Shelton built building “bots.” They were also sea-bot, a guardian of the world’s learning how to solve problems. oceans and ocean life. “I assigned this project so that Once each student defined a the students could make use of problem, it was time to plan. To assist ‘UPSL,’” said Farmer. with homework a bot would need a UPSL stands for understand, brain, but it would also need eyes, a plan, solve and look back, according way to open books and to write on to Farmer. “It’s a way to approach paper, and a power source. and solve problems,” she said, “and To solve the problems, students we’re using it throughout the school gave their creations appendages with this year.” specialized tools. A chore bot might The first step each student took need a feather duster, while a sea for the project was to define the guardian might find a vacuum arm problem the bot would solve. Billy useful in cleaning up the ocean. Bowman took his cue from the The students decided to use weather and decided to build a snow batteries, wall plugs or solar electric removal robot. Several students to power their robots, and figured out decided the robot they wanted how the machines might move if they ROGER EDWARDS would be a personal maid or a “chore needed to move. Laura Eckman’s “Homework Bot” wears glasses and holds a pencil in its right grasper and is bot.” Ashley Burton designed a Once the problems had been ready to assist its creator with any school assignments that might come up.
  • Dec. 9, 2005 Page 25Brownies donate books to Camp Walker LibraryBy Galen Putnam “I didn’t find a lot of interesting booksArea IV Public Affairs so we decided to get new books,” said CAMP WALKER – After several Brownie Ryan Vega. “We looked formonths of effort, the Brownies and adult specific series for kids our age and forleaders of Daegu’s Troop 17 revealed the other ages. I think when kids see theresults of an extensive community service new books, they will say, ‘wow, cool,project Saturday at the Camp Walker Library can we check these books out?’”– a donation of 250 children’s books to the After completing the fund-raisingchildren’s section of the library. process, Hertzendorf placed a mass It isn’t often a group of first- to third- order with a well-known schoolbookgrade youth are considered subject distribution company. Upon placingmatter experts when it comes to such a large order, Hertzendorf not onlycompleting a community service received boxes of books, but a rebateproject. When it comes to recognizing check as well. She used the windfall towhat kids most need, however, who order more books, bringing the totalwould know better? number of books donated to 250. When brainstorming a community “When I came here, there weren’tservice project last year, the Brownies exciting books,” said Caitlin Hertzendorf,and adult leaders from Daegu’s Troop who is a fan of “The Chronicles of17 hit upon the idea of purchasing Narnia” by C.S. Lewis. “It feels good GALEN PUTNAMchildren’s books for the Camp Walker to help. I like to help other children.” Daegu Troop 17 Brownies (left to right) Ryan Vega, Emily Cox, and Caitlin Hertzendorf,Library. The troop held a “bowl-a-thon” “There are finally some new books,” along with Brandon Vega, check out a selection of the 250 books donated to the Campin April to raise funds for their book said Selena Scott. “I am happy because Walker Library by members of the troop.project. Participants solicited flat I can come here to read the new books.”donations and pledges for the total surprised by the amount of books when youth series’ such as “Hoof Beats,” The books all carry a sticker insidenumber of pins they knocked down. they saw them,” said Andrea Hertzendorf, “Animal Ark” and others. the front cover reading, “Courtesy ofThen they went to work – raising nearly troop co-leader last year with Beth Vega, “They needed new books, so we Brownie Troop 17, Girl Scouts 2005.”$1,000 at the event. The girls also sought who hatched the book idea. thought buying books for the library The stickers also list the names of themonetary donations and “gently used” The books run from pre-school would be a good idea,” said Tianna troop members who participated in thebooks to bolster their effort. “board books” featuring subjects such Webb, 10. “We got some books that are project. Scouting years run in “They were all impressed and as Barney and Sesame Street, to popular our level and some for older kids too.” See Brownies, Page 28 Honoring Heritage New ATM open on Camp Walker Area IV Public Affairs CAMP HENRY – A new automated teller machine located inside the Camp Walker Army Lodge began operating Dec. 2 to provide community members easier access to banking services including withdrawals, balance inquiries and cash transfers. The ATM will be available 24 hours a day. Another ATM is planned for Camp George, according to Choi Kwang- yong, Camp Henry Community Bank manager. The ATM’s location and installation date have not yet been determined. Winter formal set for Dec. 17 Area IV Public Affairs The Area IV winter formal “Peace, Hope and Prosperity for all Mankind at Team Daegu” will be held at 6:30 p.m., PFC. PARK KWANG-MO Dec. 17, at the Evergreen Community Sgt. Adakai L. Vanessa, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 20th Area Support Group, Camp Carroll, performs a dance in Club on Camp Walker. traditional Navajo dress Nov. 30 at the Evergreen Community Club on Camp Walker, as part of the National American Indian Heritage Month Required dress is formal gown, luncheon. The event also included a flute performance by Charlene Thompson, a junior from Taegu American School, and samples of tuxedo, black-tie formal, Mess Dress, traditional American Indian food. The guest speaker was Jennifer Smith, a teacher at TAS who has studied American Indian culture and Dress Blues or Class As with white shirt previously taught on Navajo and Apache Indian reservations. President George H.W. Bush designated the month of November as National and bow tie. The cost is $30 per ticket. American Indian Heritage Month in 1990. This year’s theme is “Honoring Heritage and strengthening our Nation’s Spirit.” For information, call Sgt. Maj. Louis J. Velez at 768-6322.
  • Dec. 9, 200526 Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly Walker Dental Clinic 4th QM wings its way to Alaska The Camp Walker Dental Clinic is By Steven Hoover of rolling stock and containers have been offering limited service until Dec. 30 Area IV Public Affairs cleaned, inspected, loaded and moved to due to a field training exercise and CAMP HIALEAH – Saying goodbye port. In less than two weeks time, the unit transition to the renovated dental is never easy, but that is what members of will depart this great country knowing that clinic. The newly named Bodine the 4th Quartermaster Detachment we did our part to help preserve and Dental Clinic is scheduled to open (Airborne), a unit assigned here since maintain peace and democracy.” Jan. 6. For information, call Staff Sgt. September 1989, are currently doing. Both Washington and Ackiss mentioned James F. Lanier at 764-4307. Effective Thursday, the unit is being Soldiers in the unit who excelled both in relocated to Fort Richardson, Alaska, in uniform and as volunteers in the community: Fine Arts Exhibition support of the Army’s plan of stationing Staff Sgt. Christopher Emmons became the Camp Walker Child and Youth that provides necessary support elements units’ first graduate of the Army’s Services will hold its annual Boys and for the new modular brigades, ensuring Jumpmaster School at Fort Bragg, N.C.; Sgt. Girls Club of America National Fine the Army is properly postured to fully Timothy Perrill and Staff Sgt. Gregory Arts Exhibition Recognition support all of its strategic commitments. Courtney were recently named Camp Hialeah CHO, PANG-SUNG Ceremony 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday at A departure ceremony, conducted Volunteers of the Quarter. Together, they ran Spc. Stanley Tanyhill, 4th Quartermaster the Evergreen Community Club on Monday at the Camp Hialeah Fitness Center, the Camp Hialeah post theater. Besides the Detachment (Airborne), attaches a G-12 quarterly awards, Courtney and Perrill, along Camp Walker. For information, call was an opportunity to highlight both the parachute to a Container Delivery System with Chief Warrant Officer Kelvin Yong DuBois at 764-5722 or 5721. unit’s history and the achievements of the Soldiers who currently make up the unit. during a joint service and interoperability Thompson, Spc. Imari Trice, Spc. Donald About 20 of the unit’s 52 members are being exercise May 17-22, 2004. Collins and Spc. Heliberto Manzolua were Afternoon with Santa The Taegu American School Parent reassigned to Alaska. II, Korea and Vietnam in a variety of all presented with Military Outstanding Teacher Organization will sponsor “The unit and its legacy, represented iterations. The detachment was Volunteer Service Medals. “Afternoon with Santa” 2 – 5:30 p.m. by the fine warriors standing before you reorganized June 21, 1983, at Osan Air Perrill, who is headed to Fort Bragg, Saturday at the TAS cafeteria. There today, have helped to ensure stability for Base, and then reorganized into its most said, “Someone was needed to run the will be games, arts and crafts, face the past 22 years while serving as the only recent configuration Sept. 15, 1989, at projector at the theater, so I had someone painting, and much more. “Santa’s forward deployed aerial delivery unit on Camp Hialeah. teach me how to do it. After that, we’ve Workshop” will be open to youths the peninsula,” said Col. George K. The 4th QM Det. is credited with been running the theater for about the last who would like to purchase gifts for Washington, 20th Area Support Group participating in numerous campaigns six or seven months with a volunteer crew their parents or other adults. commander. “Few things remain status- during World War II, the Korean War and of 12 or 13 people, all from our unit.” Refreshments will be available. For quo these days. Our Army is transforming the Vietnam War. During World War II, the Courtney, one of the Soldiers who is information, call Ted Vynorius at 011- into a joint and expeditionary force, our unit was engaged in conflicts throughout headed to Alaska, said that the choice for 9932-6388. enemies are volatile and our international Northern France, the Rhineland and him was pretty easy. “My wife is originally challenges remain uncertain, complex and Central Europe. During the Korean War, from New Hampshire and we’ve spent VFW Children’s ambiguous. However, one thing is for the detachment participated in several UN most of the last 10 years at Fort Bragg,” Christmas Party certain – the 4th Quartermaster offensives and several Chinese he said. “She asked to go to a place with a VFW Post 10033 in Daegu will host Detachment will continue to provide rock- Communist Forces interventions. In cooler climate, so Alaska it is.” its annual children’s Christmas party steady mission support to our joint and Vietnam, the unit was engaged in the At a reception in the unit’s honor at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at VFW Post combined military forces worldwide, as we Phase IV Counteroffensive and the Tet the Pusan Pub following the ceremony, 10033 near Camp Walker Gate #4. continue to transform and fight and win Counteroffensive. the unit received one last honor. Lt. Col. Registration deadline is Wednesday. our Global War on Terrorism. “As we speak, our last container of Roger R. Dansereau, Pusan Storage For information, call Ralph Connor at The 4th QM Det. was originally equipment is moving to the port,” Capt. Facility and Camp Hialeah installation 764-3773 or e-mail him at constituted Aug. 12, 1943, as the 928th Jonathan Ackiss, 4th QM Det. commander, commander, presented the Commander’s Quartermaster Petroleum Products told those in attendance. Cup sports trophy to the unit for transport Laboratory. The unit served in World War “During the past week, vehicles, pieces to its new home at Fort Richardson. AAFES Bazaar Marrow Registry The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will hold a bazaar 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Dec. 17 and 18, at the Kelly Fitness Center on Camp Walker. For information, call Yi Su-yong at 764- 4638. Baby-sitting Classes The American Red Cross will hold a baby-sitting class, including infant and child CPR, from 4 – 8:30 p.m., Dec. 19 through 20, at the Red Cross Office on Camp Henry. Registration fee is $40. For information or to register, call Jimmie Finch at 768-7993. Lifeguard Class The American Red Cross will conduct a lifeguard class featuring CPR- PR, AED and PDT from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Dec. 19 – 23, at the Camp Carroll indoor pool. Pre-test will be held 1 p.m. Dec. 18. Registration fee is $85. For information or to sign up, call Jimmie Finch at 768-7993. Your Opinion Counts ICE allows Department of Defense MAJ. AMERICA PLANAS customers to rate products and Capt. Lamisa S. Guy draws blood from Sgt. 1st Class Bryan S. Briscoe of the 168th Medical Battalion, Dec. 1 at Wood Medical Clinic services provided by DoD offices and on Camp Walker as part of 18th U.S. Army Medical Command’s Peninsula-wide Bone Marrow Registration Drive. The Peninsula- facilities. To participate, go to http:// wide donor registration was conducted Nov. 29 – Dec. 1, drawing 109 new potential donors from Area IV, who will be registered at For information, call Henry the Department of Defense Marrow Registry. The National Marrow Donor Program connects patients and their physicians to S. Caldwell at 768-6530/7070. unrelated donors, assisting those who are diagnosed with leukemia, aplastic anemia or other fatal blood diseases.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV Dec. 9, 2005 27 Carroll’s DDDK gets requisitions to the field fasterDefense Logistics Agency Looking to that future, Lippstreu and the DDDKDefense Distribution Center team are working to continue to reduce theater NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. – Located at Camp transportation time while supporting the theaterCarroll, the Defense Distribution Depot Korea, or logistics transformation. “We will continueDDDK, is providing enhanced physical distribution engaging our customers,” Lippstreu said, “so thatservices to the Armed Forces peninsula-wide through we provide them the best distribution servicesa robust forward stock positioning program. possible.” Activated in January 2005, DDDK became the 26th DDDK has assisted several Army units in trans-distribution center operated by the Defense Distribution shipping critical warfighter items around the worldCenter, the lead center for distribution for the Defense and back to the United States, as the Army refits forLogistics Agency. And although they’ve been in future less than a year, their customers are already All of these changes present unique distributionseeing results. challenges. “We have to support today’s warfighter SIM HONG-TAEK “The streamlining of same-day trucks three days a while planning for tomorrow’s force structure,”week has put high-priority requisitions in the hands of Ed Keener, a Defense Distribution Depot Korea materials handler, Lippstreu said. “That’s why our motivated,Soldiers a day faster. All transactions have been smooth uses a state-of-the-art handheld radio frequency scanner to dedicated and flexible workforce is critical to ourand I have heard of no problems with damaged process a customer Material Release Order. efforts.”products,” said Sgt. 1st Class Irving C. McClure, DDDK also established an effective partnership with DDDK’s 50-person workforce is diverse, made upliaison to the 2nd Infantry Division. the 837th Transportation Battalion (Port) of the Surface of American military, Department of Defense civilians, “It’s important that we support our customers while Deployment and Distribution Command. This and Korean employees. A top priority for Lippstreu isstanding up a first class operation,” said DDDK teamwork has reduced customer wait time for to ensure the right people are hired and that they areCommander, Lt. Col. James E. Lippstreu. “We are containers arriving from the continental Unite d States, mentored and developed to ensure future success ofadding about 2,000 lines of inventory each month, at improved visibility of shipments, and increased DDDK.the same time providing 24/7 support to our warfighters. efficiency of theater transportation. “We want to continue to educate our valuedWe are ready to support our current mission in a DDDK’s focus on serving the customer is one of customers on the types of support that DLA cancontingency, and to support the ‘fight tonight’ as the driving factors that will enable the DLA offer, assist them on distribution issues and helprequired by our customers.” transformation into a Customer Focused Organization. make their lives better during their tour in Korea,” One of the first DDDK initiatives to bring results to DDDK continuously reviews existing logistics support Lippstreu said.customers is multi-stop direct delivery. DDDK identifying opportunities to refine support on both the DDDK’s primary mission is to provide enhancedestablished multi-stop direct deliveries for nearly all strategic and tactical levels. physical distribution services to the U.S. Armed ForcesDoD activities they support. This effort alone has These enhancements provide key customers like located on the Korean Peninsula. DDDK will stockreduced customer wait time from seven days down the 19th Theater Support Command and all other thousands of National Stock Numbers and will reduceto two to five days, and has increased in-transit visibility critical customers in Korea the increased readiness transportation costs and customer wait time in supportat the same time. required for their forward operations. of forces located in Korea. Ad goes here Ad goes here
  • Dec. 9, 200528 Area IV The Morning Calm WeeklyThe EPA offers tips for reducing waste during the holidaysEnvironmental Protection Agency leftovers from parties to a local food ! Avoid placing hard, thick or waxy bulk and storing it in your leftover Here are a few tips from the U.S. bank or homeless shelter. food scraps down the drain. These empty coffee cans.Environmental Protection Agency for ! Show your guests where to put materials can clog the pipes or damage ! November is an excellent time ofwaste prevention, reuse and recycling recyclables such as aluminum, glass garbage disposal blades and send parts year to conduct neighborhood food orduring and after the holidays. and plastic beverage containers. of your sink to the landfill before their clothing drives to help those in need.! If you host a party, set the table ! After parties, fill your time. Additional information on what youwith cloth napkins and reusable dishwasher to capacity before ! If you’re going away from home can do to help reduce and better managedishes, glasses and silverware. r u n n i n g i t . Yo u w i l l r u n f e w e r for the holidays, to save energy, turn waste can be found at http://Consider renting formal tableware cycles, which saves energy. down your thermostat and put lights w w w. e p a . g o v / e p a o s w e r / o s w /that you might not use very often. ! Wash and reuse empty glass and on timers. citizens.htm.Also save and reuse party hats, plastic jars, milk jugs, coffee cans, ! Buy products in concentrate, bulk You can also contact the local Areadecorations and favors. dairy tubs and other similar containers or in refillable containers. Many items IV Support Activity Directorate of! After holiday festivities, put that would otherwise get thrown are available in these sizes. They Public Works Environmental Office atleftovers in recyclable containers and away. These containers can be used reduce packaging waste and can save the following numbers: Daegu, 768-share them with family, friends, or to store leftovers, as well as buttons, you money. Combine waste-reducing 8730; Camp Carroll, 765-7478; Busan,others. Donate whole, untouched nails or other loose items. practices, such as buying coffee in 763-7448.Brownies from Page 25conjunction with the school year, so some of the girls they will be put on special display for a month or so. Daegu. “Even people who know nothing about thewho started the project are no longer here and there “I think this is great. This was much needed in Girl Scouts will know about their contribution whenwere some new faces to finish up what their the Children’s Room,” she said. “They chose a good they see the books.”predecessors began. That adds to the learning process, selection of books, including many classics. This The Girl Scouts in Daegu accept new membersaccording Hertzendorf, who is Troop 17 leader this will really help fill the gaps in our children’s in grades Kindergarten through 12 year-round.year. collection.” Seniors, in grades 10–12, meet at 5:30 p.m. on “Besides providing a service to the community, long- “I can’t wait until the books are ready. Kids should Thursdays. For information, call Debbie Weigle atterm projects like this teach the girls how to plan and read a lot because it helps their education,” said 764-4085. Weigle is also the point of contact forthen follow things through to completion,” she said. Brownie Emily Cox. “Kids will say ‘wow, who got kindergarten-age members. Cadets, in grades 7 –“The girls who are new got to pick up where the other all these books for the library?’ And when they see 9, meet at 6 p.m. Mondays. For information, callgirls left off. This type of project takes a lot of the stickers in the books, they will know it was LaTondra Anderson at 011-1762-4432. Juniors, incooperation and teamwork.” Brownie Troop 17.” grades 4 – 6, meet from 4:30 – 5: 30 p.m. The books will now be shipped to Seoul, where they Girl Scout officials were impressed with the effort Wednesdays. For information, call Lynn Sanwill be cataloged and processed into the peninsula-wide as well. “This was a unique project that will have a Nicholas at 053-475-3602. Brownies, in grades 1 –automated tracking system, according to Shelia positive impact on the community,” said Kathryn Shaw, 3, meet at 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For information,Duckworth, Camp Walker librarian. When the books return, Girl Scouts of America overseas committee chair from call Hertzendorf at 764-4466. Ad goes here
  • Dec. 9, 200530 Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily “ Language Instructor Word of the week ‘bool’ The phrase of the week fire.” “ Be careful with fire. ” . This article is about: Tree lighting ceremonies Bool jo-sheem-hah-seh-yo. a fire Be careful with in the Yongsan community Conversation of the week There are a lot of fires these days. Yo-juem bool-ee mah-nee nah-yo. We should be careful with fire. Bool jo-sheem-heh-ya-heh-yo. Is there an extinguisher here? So-hwah-gee ee-soe-yo? Of course. Gue-roem-yo. You should keep it near. Gah-ggah-ee do-seh-yo. Yes. Neh. a cold health