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This Army newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the Department of Defense. Contents of The Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or Department of the Army. The editorial content of this weekly publication is the responsibility of U.S. Army Garrisons in Korea. Circulation: 9,500

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  • 1. P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA Sept. 1, 2006Volume 4, Issue 45 The Morning Calm Random checkpoints Bikers bring ‘Touch of Weekly will not publish keep Area II roads safe Sturgis’ to Yongsan an edition Sept. 8. The next issue of the Page 5 Page 16 newspaper will be on newsstands Sept. 15.Area II students begin school without crossing guards By David McNally road,” said Area II Safety Officer Jeff Hyska. “Those Area II Public Affairs that do have to cross the road, have an MP there to YONGSAN GARRISON — School started stop traffic.” Tuesday without contract crossing guards in Area II. On-post traffic at 7:30 a.m. was heavy with buses, Instead, Military Police Soldiers managed traffic at parents dropping off students at school and intersections and crosswalks along 8th Army Drive. community members going to work. “It’s working out better than I thought it would,” “There are only two authorized drop-off points,” said Military Police Investigator Ron Theobald. “It’s said Area II Law and Order Officer Ricky Oxendine. actually better than last year.” “Parents can drop off their kids in the parking lots, In the past, 13 part-time contract crossing guards but on the road, the only place they can stop is in helped to augment the MPs; however, because of front of Seoul American Elementary School and next budget constraints funding was not available for those to the Youth Services Gymnasium.” positions this year. Military Police stressed the importance of using “It’s better because there are no conflicting signals seat belts. from the crossing guards and MPs,” Theobald said. “We see parents using seat belts, but kids need to “The MP is completely in control of the intersection.” buckle up as well,” said Area II Provost Marshal Office Department of Defense Dependent Schools Korea NCOIC Master Sgt. Greg Dickerson. Transportation Supervisor Bob Denny agreed. “As Military police were quick to stop drivers for traffic always, we get a lot of MP support,” Denny said. violations like pulling over to the side of the road to let “It’s going pretty smoothly.” students out and not wearing seat belts. Theobald Denny and other school officials stood on the wrote 10 citations Tuesday morning. sidewalk Tuesday as bus after bus dropped kids off “It’s not just to write citations,” he said. “The reason in front of Seoul American High School. “The students is for the children’s safety.” are using good judgment and staying alert,” Denny The MPs will continue traffic support in the DAVID MCNALLY said. mornings and afternoons before and after school asDepartment of Defense Dependent Schools Korea The buses dropped off students on the same side needed.Transportation Supervisor Bob Denny (left) watches over of the street as the schools. All three Yongsan schools “For the first day, I’m pleased,” Theobald said.students arriving for the first day of school Tuesday at Yongsan are on the west side of 8th Army Drive. “As the school year goes on, people will get in theGarrison. “Not many students have the need to cross the routine.”Ulchi Focus Lens Focus Airing It Outwraps up todayBy Staff Sgt. Mark PorterKorea Region Office Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON – The United States and South Koreaended a two-week exercise today, but hardly a boot was muddiedor a weapon fired. The exercise, Ulchi Focus Lens, is an annualcomputer-driven command post exercise that allows U.S. andKorean military leaders to improve their ability to work together,leveraging technology to simulate battles and troop movements onthe computer, rather than with troops in the field. Air Force Col. Cam Torrens, chief of Training, Readiness andExercises for U.S. Forces Korea, said the objectives for UFL wereto evaluate and improve combined and joint communication,procedures, plans and systems for conducting operations criticalto the defense of the peninsula. To gauge whether these objectives are met, observers are presentthroughout the exercise, to critique the staff’s actions and offeringsuggestions to improve future operations. What they observed GALEN PUTNAMbeginning Aug. 21 was an exercise Torrens called “the largest Taegu American School football players add some polish to their passing game during pre-season practice at the school’s practice field on Camp George Aug. 25. The Warrior football team is scheduled to play its first-ever See UFL, Page 4 Friday night home football game against Seoul American High School Sept. 8 at Camp Walker’s Kelly Field.
  • 2. Sept. 1, 20062 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly B Leaders must stress safety as we celebrate this Labor Day E Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday in onset of the fall are accountable and responsible for September. It is dedicated to the achievements harvest. those in our charge, and the chain of of American workers and the contributions We must prepare command must ensure that UtOT L they have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the United States of America. As our team for success, which Counselings by first-line leaders is our norm – not the exception. Leader L the Labor Day weekend approaches, so does means no deaths or responsibilities for UtOT Counselings the fifth anniversary of the most heinous serious injuries over are laid out in my Command Policy terrorist attack against our great nation, the the holiday. Letter #2, Command Safety. terrorist attack on New York City and the Approach this (Command Policy Letters are found Pentagon. holiday as you online at the USFK Web site, http:// S As we look towards Labor Day and would any tough www.usfk.mil/USFK/index.html.) remember 9-11, we cannot help but think mission; plan ahead, Our goal is no accidents, no serious about how much the world has changed as we develop controls injuries and no loss of life over this E continue to fight and win the Global War on Terrorism. As we conclude Ulchi Focus Lens and execute to standard. Leaders Gen. B.B. Bell holiday weekend. As leaders, we are accountable to achieve this. I wish N ’06, Labor Day affords us the opportunity to must engage each of you a safe and happy Labor take time to honor those who built our servicemembers United Nations Command/Combined Day weekend, and I thank you for the country, while remembering those who are and civilian Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea sacrifices you are making in the Global D fighting to secure our future. employees to commander War on terrorism and the commitment As we reconstitute following Ulchi Focus identify and avoid hazards, and convey the you make to our great alliance with the S Lens and head into the long weekend holiday, requirement for personal responsibility. The Republic of Korea. Your nation is very grateful leaders will have to conduct effective risk choices that servicemembers make have for all you do every day. We Go Together! assessment and risk mitigation. Otherwise, this consequences that affect the rest of their lives long weekend holiday could be a recipe for – and the lives of their loved ones. disaster. When analyzing risk, leaders must Before any servicemember departs for the # consider additional factors such as the long weekend, I require all first-line 19-06 significant turnover in senior leadership, the supervisors to conduct “Under the Oak Tree General, U.S. Army beginning of the new school year and the Counselings” to drive the message home. We Commander MP Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the 1 with KRTL Article 13-3 (Crossing Centerlines). consisted of dents and scratches to the right rear quartermilitary police blotters. These entries may be incomplete Spouse Abuse (Military Male Victim), Assault panel and a cracked rear bumper. Victims 2, 3 and 4 wereand do not imply the guilt or innocence of any person. Consummated by a Battery, Suicide Gesture — Subject 1 transported by ambulance to the Dong Kyoung HospitalArea 2 and Victim 1 were involved in a verbal altercation which and Victim 1 arrived later. The four victims were Traffic Accident with Injuries, Damage to Private turned physical when Subject 1 threw an ashtray at Victim administered diagnostic X-rays, which showed noProperty, Crossing Centerlines — Subject 1, operating a 1 then struck him on the left side of his mouth with a apparent injuries. Due to the victims’ complaints of neck/Privately Owned Vehicle, made an illegal U-turn causing closed fist and scratched him on the right and left sides chest pains they will remain hospitalized for furtherVictim 1, operating a POV, to strike Victim 2’s POV, with of his head and face. Victim 1 locked himself in a room at observation. Subject 1 reported to the Yongsan PMOVictim 3 as a passenger. Damages to Victim 1’s vehicle which time Subject 1 retrieved a knife, stabbed at the where he/she was advised of his/her legal rights, whichconsisted of dents and scratches to the left portion of locked door several times then cut her left wrist with the he/she waived, rendering a written sworn statementthe front bumper. Damages to Victim 2’s vehicle consisted knife. Victim 1 transported himself and Subject 1 to 121st admitting to the offense. Investigation continues.of dents and scratches to the right portion of the front General Hospital where Victim 1 was treated and released Larceny of Private Property — Person(s) unknown,fender. Subject 1’s vehicle sustained no visible damage. for bruises, a swollen mouth and scratches to his left by means unknown, removed Victim 1’s backpackVictims 2 and 3 were transported by ambulance to 121st cheek and right ear. Subject 1 was treated for injuries containing his/her wallet, credit cards and miscellaneousGeneral Hospital where Victim 2 was treated and released consisting of a laceration to her left wrist and admitted. personal effects, which was unsecured and unattendedfor injuries consisting of pain and swelling to his/her left Victim 1 rendered a written sworn statement attesting to at Bldg. 233. A search of the area for subject(s) and/orhand. Victim 3 was treated and released for injuries the above incident. Subject 1 rendered a written statement witnesses met with negative results. ECOL is unknown.consisting of pain to the right leg. Injuries to Victim 1 admitting to the above offenses. Area 5consisted of swelling to the face and mouth, but he/she Area 4 Mischievous Conduct, Vandalism — Person(s)refused medical attention. Subject 1 sustained no visible Traffic Accident with Injuries, Hit & Run involving a unknown, by means unknown, damaged Victim 1’s POVinjuries. All parties reported to Yongsan Main Police Korean national — Victim 1, operating a POV, struck which was legally parked, secured and unattended.Station where Victim 2 and Victim 1 rendered a written Subject 1’s POV when Subject 1 failed to obey a traffic Damages to Victim 1’s vehicle consisted of having eggssworn statement attesting to the above incident. Subject control device. Subject 1 fled the scene of the accident. broken on it and four tires deflated. Victim 1 stated that1 rendered a written sworn statement denying fault in Damages to Victim 1’s vehicle consisted of a cracked front he/she observed military members from the residence nextthe above incident. Korean National Police cited Subject bumper and a bent hood. Damages to Subject 1’s vehicle door throwing eggs and urinating on vehicles. 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 Col. Al Aycock 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 James F. Cunningham CI Officer F. Neil Neeley does not constitute endorsement Staff Writer Jerry M. Gutlon President: Charles Chong Circulation: 9,500 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. John E. Dumoulin Jr. 723-4253 Everything advertised in this Fax: (02) 790-5795 Phone: DSN 738-3355 Public Affairs Officer Steve Davis Public Affairs Officer Kevin Jackson publication shall be made E-mail: oppress@kornet.net Fax: DSN 738-3356 CI Officer David McNally CI Officer Galen Putnam Staff Writer Cpl. Lee Yang-won Staff Writer Steven Hoover available for purchase, use or Mail address: Oriental Press, E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly patronage without regard to race, PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP @korea.army.mil Sustain, Support and Defend religion, gender, national origin, 96206-0758
  • 3. The Morning Calm Weekly News Sept. 1, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 3 Committee examines issue of women military service separating from military service Fall Semester Virtues ProgramVolunteers are needed to teach Englishto Korean school children, ages 8–12,every other Saturday at the USO Camp By Steven Donald Smith they?” she said. “Are they still with concluded that femaleKim Center, 2nd floor. Orientation will American Forces Press Service the same class they entered with? If servicemembers garner greatbe held the week of Sept. 18. Sign-up WASHINGTON – Female military so, then they’re at a great disadvantage satisfaction from overseasnow as a volunteer. doctors, lawyers and chaplains are and aren’t going to be promoted assignments, but consider their more likely than their male through the ranks. So as they come families’ needs first, Nelson said. “I Food Service Ball counterparts to leave the military after back, adjustments have to be made to think that really was the focus of our Set for Sept. 16 serving five to eight years. The their date of rank so that they’re report last year,” she said. “How can8th U.S. Army/IMA KORO Food Defense Department Advisory competitive again. people balance their work, their careerService cordially invites everyone to Committee on Women in the Services “It seems and the needs of theirattend Korea’s First Annual Food wants to know why. like we have “The main reason women families?”Service Ball beginning at 6 p.m., Sept. By examining these three career provisions for are getting out after five to Numerous high-ranking16, at the Dragon hill Lodge’s Naija fields, the committee hopes to people to leave eight years of service is to military officials of bothBallroom on Yongsan. Dress is formal understand why female for educational genders stressed to Nelsonwear, or Dress Mess, Dress Blue start a family.” servicemembers in general have such reasons, then that women offer somethingUniform or Class A dress uniform (withbow tie and white shirt) for military; higher rates of military separation, come back in, the military would not haveand formal attire for civilians. For Mary Nelson, chairwoman of so maybe this could be extended,” she without them.information, call Warrant Officer Lena DACOWITS, told the Pentagon added. “They offer a different perspective.Tull or Master Sgt. Cory Watson at 723- Channel Aug. 25. Because survey data never tells the They offer a different way of looking4987 or 730-2867. Nelson said it’s important to retain full story, DACOWITS members go at things, a different way of more women, and understanding why to installations and hold focus groups communicating, a different way of United Through Reading they leave may help to accomplish among female servicemembers, gathering points of view and getting Available thru USO this. Nelson said. Committee members ask consensus,” she said. “It’s a differentUnited Through Reading is available The main reason women are getting a broad range of questions to help way of doing things, and it’sto all active-duty military out after five to eight years of service them understand the problems these something the military members I’veservicemembers. The USO will provide is to start a family, she said. “They women face and their reasons for talked to feel very strongly that thethe book and film you while reading don’t want to have a 2-week-old wanting to leave the military. military needs.”the book. The organization will then (baby) and have to be deployed.” When meeting with these women, The Defense Department Advisorysend the book and video to your child A possible solution to the problem, the committee members are eager to Committee on Women in the Servicesback home. The tradition of reading she said, is “on/off-ramps,” or points illicit possible solutions from the was established in 1951 by then-bedtime stories at night can continue. at which servicemembers can take a women, Nelson said. Secretary of Defense George C.Call the USO programs department for leave of absence from the military. The committee’s 2005 report Marshall. The committee is composedinformation. While calling the concept a good idea, studied issues related to work/life of civilian women and men appointedVisit our Information, Tours and Nelson acknowledged that it comes balance and found that most women by the secretary of defense to provideTickets for specials on overnight tours with some issues. put their families first. “They’re advice and recommendations relating toto Mt. Sorak and Jejudo. “If we have these off-ramps, where making the decision based on their the recruitment and retention, treatment,For information, call 724-7781. people can get out and take a two- family as well as their deep desire to employment, integration and well-being Yongsan Commissary year leave, then it becomes an issue serve their country,” she said. of highly qualified professional women Family Day of when they come back, where are For example, the committee in the armed forces. Dining Out The Yongsan Commissary hasnumerous promotional activitiesplanned for “Family Day”- A Day toHave Dinner with Your Children. Witha variety of activities, including facepainting, apple bobbing contest,basketball toss contest and free hotdogs during lunch hours, and free cakeand coffee, The Sept. 23 event seeksto benefit the entire community andcustomers. Family Day will also featuregiveaways such as Commissary GiftCertificates, Family Package Steaks andproduct demonstrations. Everyone isinvited to join in the savings and fun. Submitting to TMCW Above: Rear Adm. James P Wisecup, the commanding .Send Letters to the Editor, guest officer of Commander Naval Forces Korea, sits down andcommentaries, story submissions and talks to a child eating dinner from Hye-shim Wonother items for inclusion in The Orphanage in Seoul. The dinner is part of a monthly birthdayMorning Calm Weekly to: party that the sailors of CNFK host for the orphanage.MorningCalmWeekly@korea.army.mil. Such activities occur throughout the Republic of Korea asFor submitting items, include at least part of U.S. Forces Korea’s Good Neighbor Program.one point of contact name andtelephone number. At Left: Lt. Sean Holman, the assistant intelligence officerFor information, call 738-3355. attached to Commander Naval Forces Korea, serves dinner to the children of Hye-shim Won Orphanage in Seoul. USO Canteen RenovatedThe USO Canteen at Camp Kim isnewly renovated. Individuals maybring this notice to the canteen andhave the daily lunch special free. Thisoffer is limited to the first 10 military IDcardholders each day,today throughThursday. PHOTOS BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST FIRST CLASS LISA WASSILIEFF
  • 4. Sept. 1, 20064 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm WeeklyIt’s your future, vote for itHouse, Senate seats members are especially impacted by Nov.up for election Nov. 7 decisions of the Legislature. This year, many critical seats are up forBy Capt. Elisabeth Mahoney election in the House and the Senate.Area III Legal Center The House is currently composed of The entire United States House of 231 Republicans, 201 Democrats andRepresentatives and one-third of the 1 Independent. There are two vacantUnited States Senate are up for seats from New Jersey and Texas.election November 7, 2006. Many Republicans have held the majority instate and local elections will also be the House since 1995. Today, theyheld on that day, including elections hold a 29 seat advantage which meansfor 36 state governors. that Democrats only need 15 seats to From 1990 to 2000, only 53 take control of the House. In such apercent of eligible voters participated close election, every vote counts.in Presidential elections and only 43 Servicemembers, their familypercent in non-Presidential elections. members residing abroad, and DODWhile some voters feel voting is only Civilian overseas, can register toimportant in Presidential election vote and request an absentee ballotyears, elected state representatives in by filling out a Federal Post Cardthe House and the Senate perform Application (FPCA) (Standard Formimportant functions impacting the 76). Go to www.fvap.gov tolives of Americans daily. Although the access the FPCA and otherLegislatures primary function is to information about voting overseas ormake laws, they also control see your unit Voting Assistancegovernment spending. Service Officer.UFL from Page 1exercise and most complex exercise in restore order at the end of the conflict.the world.” While servicemembers were not Despite the large number of involved in extended field operations,participants, none of the they did play a variety of roles duringservicemembers involved took part in UFL ’06. In addition to the senior staffany field training exercises using working as battle planners and advisors,simulations to practice their craft. young Soldiers, sailors, airmen and “Although Ulchi Focus Lens does Marines also played a role.involve focusing on the conflict, there’s “Whenever you do a command postnot actually warfighters over here exercise the junior troops are requiredrunning around the peninsula doing to actually make things happen,” saidexercises.” Col. Franklin Childress, USFK Public Instead, UFL participants in Korea, Affairs. “some of our junior troops areJapan and the United States simulate the the ones that have the most computerconflicts within the UFL scenario on skills so when (USFK Commander Gen.their computers. B.B. Bell) asks for something to happen “We bring together dozens of you need someone to set up thecomputer models that replicate all facets computers, you need people to actuallyof … the fight, logistical models. We input the date, you need people to makeeven have Korean models that model sure the computers continue to run. Sotheir own Korean forces. There’s no our junior troops are doing the thingsother federation of simulations out there they would do in wartime, and that’s onethat approaches what we try to do in of the benefits of this as well. You needthis exercise.” guards, you need drivers, you need By using computer simulation instead people to do logistics out of theof actual troops, Torrens said the command post, so they’re doing thecommand can get quality training “on same things they would do … ifthe cheap.” deterrence failed and we had to go to “If you can imagine that all these war.”command posts represent the thousands As UFL ’06 comes to a close, Torrensor millions of people that would have to said CFC and USFK staff are alreadycome here; the cost of actually bringing looking ahead and planning for nextthese type of people together and doing year’s installment of the exercise.that would be in the hundreds of millions Though the scenario may change someof dollars. from year to year, he said the goal of “Because we are able to do this within the exercise will always remain thea computer simulation and replicate same.thousands of people with a computer “When we do these exercises, weicon, we’re just doing a tremendous honestly believe that it deters anthing for deterrence, readiness and adversary from attacking Southtraining at a low cost.” Korea. And, when we perform these The computer simulation is a two part exercises, we perform them not onlyscenario. In the first, battle staff must to deter but to make sure that we’rereact to a military invasion of the ready,” he said. “We do that byRepublic of Korea. In the second part, training our entire force – ROK andjoint and combined staff must adjust U.S. So deterrence, readiness andtheir actions and work to counter the training are the key reasons we doenemy in the continuing conflict and to them.
  • 5. Sept. 1, 2006 Page 5 JIM CUNNINGHAMThe starting gun fires and disabled athletes, 200 Soldiers and 1,000 citizens of Dongducheon, run to support the disabled athletes in the Angel of Wish marathon Aug. 27. The event was sponsoredby the Korean Broadcasting Company and the city of Dongducheon.Area I Soldiers run for Angel of Wish By Jim Cunningham United States,” said Lt. Col. Terry Hodges, Area I Public Affairs commander of Camp Casey garrison. DONGDUCHEON—Overcast skies “Our Soldiers will run 3.2 kilometers and occasional sprinkles could not with the actual participants who will run to dampen the enthusiasm for the first Angel Uijeongbu, but the Soldiers will turn and of Wish marathon for disabled athletes, run back to the starting point at Songnae h e l d a t t h e p a r k i n N e w To w n Elementary School. All other participants Dongducheon at 3 p.m. Aug. 27. will run to Uijeongbu,” Pae said. “They will “We have more than 200 Soldiers run rain or shine all the way to Uijeongbu; running today in support of the first there are about 1,000 runners in all.” Angel of Wish marathon,” said Brig. Gen. “This is a tremendous event, especially John Johnson, 2nd Infantry Division when you see 200 U.S. Soldiers running assistant division commander for with the disabled participants for the Angel maneuver. of Wish marathon,” Hodges said. The 2ID band played and the people of Dongducheon gathered to the familiar E-mail james.f.cunningham@korea.army.mil r a g t i m e t u n e “W h e n t h e S a i n t s G o M a r c h i n g I n , ” J o h n P h i l i p S o u s a ’s marches “Stars and Stripes Forever” and “Semper Fidelis.” “This is the first time for the city of Dongducheon to sponsor this event,” said Pae Tong su, community relations officer for Camp Casey. “The disabled athletes that qualify for this event will participate in the larger event that will be sponsored by the city of Osan in October. This event is also sponsored by the Korean Broadcasting Company in Dongducheon.” The crowd gathered in the afternoon and stayed throughout the rest of the day, celebrating the event by looking at the many exhibits set up around the New Town community center celebrating someThe 2ID band plays show tunes, early jazz arrangements and some John Philip of Korea’s best disabled athletes. Brig. Gen. John Johnson waits for the gun to sound withSousa favorites while the crowd looks on before the beginning of the Angel of “This serves as a booster to strengthen the disabled athletes about to run in the Angel of WishWish marathon Aug. 27. our relationship between Korea and the marathon.
  • 6. Sept 1, 20066 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area I The Morning Calm Weekly USO Virtues Appreciation Banquet The USO and the Education Office of Dongducheon will hold their Virtues Appreciation Banquet from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Songnae Convention Center, New Town, Dongducheon City. Stanley ACAP Center Sponsors Workshop The Camp Stanley ACAP Center will sponsor a three-day U.S. Department of Labor Transition Assistance Program Workshop at the Camp Stanley Education Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 through 27. Workshop attendees will learn about job searches, career decision making, current occupational and labor market conditions, resume and cover letter preparation, and interviewing. The A Soldier mows the grass as part of Area I SIMEON KANG workshop is open to all separating and Support Activity’s work at Kwangmyong Soldiers play with the children of Kwangmyong Orphanage before the work of cutting the grass retiring servicemembers and their Orphanage . and manicuring the grounds of the orphanage began. family members. For information or to Soldiers volunteer for Orphanage sign up for the workshop, contact the Camp Stanley ACAP Center at 732-4733. MWR Labor Day Weekend Block Party By Simeon Kang “ There are as many as 59 Morale, Welfare and Recreation will Area I Stringer children from 5 to 18 and each sponsor a Labor Day weekend block UIJEONGBU—Smoldering heat of them are thankful for what party. A Wild, Wild West Block Party couldn’t discourage the Soldiers will be held at noon Saturday in the Soldiers are doing. The from Headquarters and Soldiers are a lot of help to all Mitchell’s Club parking lot; and noon Headquarters Company, Area I Monday on Stewart Field at Camp Support Activity Aug. 23 from of us, including the children.” Casey. cutting grass and giving the Kim, Jong soo, Bull Riding at children at Kwangmyong director, Kwangmyong Orphanage, Mitchell’s Club Today Orphanage in Uijeongbu an Uijeongbu Mitchell’s Club will feature bull riding American-style barbecue. orphanage. I came here earlier this during the Labor Day weekend. The “The Army says don’t volunteer year,” said Sgt. Lee Joong bum, mechanical bull will be at Mitchell’s for anything, but we still volunteer senior Korean Augmentation to the today. because we enjoy doing this,” said U.S. Army Soldier for HHC, Area I Capt. Luis Cruz, commander, Support Activity. TRICARE Update and Headquarters, Headquarters The children watched curiously Information Briefing Company, Support Activity on as the Soldiers prepared the USAG Camp Casey welcomes all Camp Red Cloud. “We want to barbecue, and cut grass and Soldiers and family members to attend make a difference for these weeds from the playground. a TRICARE Update and Information Korean orphans.” “This proves once again, the Briefing beginning at 3 p.m., Sept. 8 in kindness and generosity of the Cruz and his volunteers are the Camp Casey Theater. Yong H. Lee, Soldiers,” Cruz said. always ready to help orphans. TRICARE Pacific Marketing Some Soldiers prepared the barbecue “We want to help others in representative, will present the briefing while others cut the grass on the grounds need, and we are letting these and will answer all questions regarding TRICARE and the benefits associated of the Kwangmyong Orphanage in children know that the Soldiers with the program. Uijeongbu. are here for them. They need us. Volunteering to support the New TRICARE Service orphanage is different from the Center Phone Numbers everyday routine for Soldiers. The TRICARE Service Center has new “We like to give to the telephone numbers and times. For community. Besides, it’s updated information call: 736-8070/ something different from our 7236/8071 or visit their web site at everyday jobs,” said Spc. Bilitis www.tricare.osd.mil Their new fax Langero, transportation number is 736-8558 coordinator, HHC. “We enjoy helping others.” 176 Finance, Det. B, “There are as many as 59 Relocates on CRC children, from 5 to 18, and each The 176 Finance, Detachment B serving Camp Red Cloud Soldiers has of them is thankful for what the relocated from HHC 2X Building 280 Soldiers are doing,” said Kim Jong to the Uijeongbu Enclave Housing soo, director of the orphanage. Office, Bldg. 110, located behind the “The Soldiers are a lot of help to CG’s Mess. Operating hours for all of us, including the children.” Finance are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday Capt. Luis Cruz, commander Headquarters For many Soldiers, helping this thru Friday. For information, call 732- and Headquarters Company, Area I Support orphanage is not a new 7508. Activity, points out areas on the grounds of experience. Children greet the Soldiers before the work Kwangmyong Orphanage that need work. “This is my second time at this begins and help off load food and tools.
  • 7. The Morning Calm Weekly Area I Sept. 1, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 7E-Sharp Band entertains troops with purposeBy Jim Cunningham The E-Sharp Band’s style is notArea I Public Affairs really unique, but it is definitely CAMP CASEY—When the E- flexible.Sharp Band comes to entertain “When I sing to the audience, ISoldiers, they never know just what look into their eyes and that adds akind of repertoire they will be playing. personal touch to the song. If the “Some people like country or rock audience is enjoying the music we are‘n’ roll, and some people like rhythm playing we play better,” Beidyao said.and blues,” said Florenzio Aranilla, E- “I do my best to enjoy mySharp bandleader, keyboard and customers, I sing from the heartsaxophone player. “Before we play we always,” said Christine Gaylook out in the audience and guess what Charcos, rock ‘n’ roll stylekind of music they will want to hear.” specialist for the band. JIM CUNNINGHAM It is not always so easy for the rest “When we go back to theof the band. (Left to Right) Sheola Batani, singer, Don Rayos, guitar, Marla Beidyao, singer, Florenzio Aranilla, saxophone, Philippines, we are very far apart from “Florenzio controls the band with Christine Gay Charcos, singer, entertain Soldiers at the Warriors Club on Camp Casey Aug. 25. each other, so we do not get togetherlots of patience,” said Marla Beidyao, band. We each have personal agents standards, tunes that have been except to come here and play for theballad singer for the band. “He is that were contacted by Ash favorites for a long time. If we see a Soldiers in Korea,” said singer Sheolaalways cool tempered and has lots of Promotions to ask us to come lot of young guys, we will play the Batani.experience when it comes to guessing together in Manila for the first time a latest musical styles, but if we see a “We can’t really tell what we willwhat the customers want to hear.” year and a half ago,” Aranilla said. lot of customers 30 years old or more, do after performing here in Korea. We The E-Sharp Band didn’t always “That is when Woolip Promotions we will do a lot of classic rock and probably will not stay together. Weplay together before coming to Korea. contracted us for work here in ballads, even tunes made popular by love playing for the Soldiers here inThey never knew each other before Korea.” the Bee Gees.” Korea. If we play out of the countrybeing contacted by their respective “When I was playing in the The name for a band that uses an we could stay together. Our agenciesagents to come together for the Philippines, I had my own band. The electric drum and bass machine do find those kinds of opportunitiespurpose of playing for troops in E-Sharp Band was already here and instead of a “live” rhythm section is for us, but there is a big possibilityKorea. Ash thought they needed a guitar called a sequential band, explained that there will be more for us after “We have an agency in the player and they called me up and Beidyao. Korea,” Batani said.Philippines called Ash Promotions that asked me to play,” said Don “In a way it helps the band becausebrought us all together to form this Rayos.“This band plays a lot of the machine doesn’t make mistakes.” E-mail james.f.cunningham@korea.army.milFrom Falluja to forest fires: Area I chaplains collect for flood reliefAAFES goes where the troops go By Pfc. Amanda Merfeld 2nd Infantry Division Public AffairsArmy News Service Washington may look similar to those serving troops CAMP RED CLOUD – The Area I Chaplain’s DALLAS – True to its motto, “We go where you throughout Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, Office has designated Sept. 17’s chapel servicego,” the Army and Air Force Exchange Service has all comparisons end with the paint and logo. offering to the Korean Red Cross for flood relief.mobilized its next-generation Tactical Field “Our new TFEs are being designed through Different donation dates are scheduled for eachExchange in support of some 550 active-duty lessons learned in the deserts of Iraq and area, depending on each Chaplain’s Office.Soldiers helping control wildfires burning across Afghanistan,” said AAFES’ Chief of Contingency “Last year Soldiers on the peninsula gave overWashington’s Okanogan and Wenatchee national Plans Lt. Col. Steven Dean. “The feedback we are $96,000 to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Theforests. receiving indicates that the new units will result in other side of that is that the Korean Red Cross “AAFES has better work environments for associates gave $1.9 million to the American Red Cross topulled off another “ ... TFE support plays a and reduced support requirements from support Katrina victims,” said 2nd Infantrysuperb operation in significant role in enhancing moreal, supported units. The TFE in Washington Division Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Mike Durham.record time,” said is just the first in a group of self- The damage caused by Typhoon EwiniarAAFES’ Fort Lewis readiness and mission effectiveness.” sustaining exchanges AAFES will be effects nearly the entire peninsula, floodingGeneral Manager Lt. Col. Steven Dean, deploying in the years to come.” populated areas and causing extensive financialJW Merriman. chief of contingency plans, AAFES Like the older versions, the new damage, said Durham.“Our associates TFEs carry a basic stock assortment “At least 30 thousand Koreans have lost theirwere able to open the exchange less than six hours that includes water, personal care items, basic homes or have been displaced from flooding. Itafter pulling into camp. We opened our doors at 8 clothing items, snacks, soft drinks and sounds an awful lot like Katrina,” Durham said.p.m. and remained open until 10:30 p.m., serving entertainment. “There are families right now that still don’t haveexhausted troops who had just returned from “While personal sacrifices and inconveniences are a home.fighting the 100,000-acre fire.” a way of life for troops, TFE support plays a Money is scheduled to be collected peninsula- The mobile equivalent of a stationary PX/BX significant role in enhancing morale, readiness and wide for aid to the Korean Red Cross. Donationsfound on an Army or Air Force installation, TFEs mission effectiveness,” said Lt. Col. Dean. will be collected during the designated chapelare 40 to 53 foot trailers that have been converted “Whether troops are on patrol in a war zone or service for each of the areas. “All the offeringsinto mobile retail stores to support contingency battling fires in the Pacific Northwest, TFEs make it collected in Area I Sept. 17 will be gathereddeployments. Military operations in Somalia, Haiti, possible for AAFES to provide support to almost together and sent to the Korean Red Cross,”Bosnia and Kosovo validated the need for this every corner of the globe.” Durham said.quality of life support to deployed service members, Task Force Blaze, made up of many Fort Lewis For individuals who will not be able to attendas did last year’s hurricane relief operations for units, is expected to last up to 30 days. The National a religious service Sept. 17 but who still want toJoint Task Forces Katrina and Rita. Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, requested donate, unit chaplains will be coordinating with Once a TFE arrives on site, merchandise is the deployment due to a critical shortage of civilian their commands to have a designated personreceived and set up – all usually within 24 hours – firefighting crews and unfavorable weather receive the offerings of those who won’t be ablethe unit is open for business around the clock, as forecasts. The task force includes 1st Battalion, to attend services.long as needed. 38th Infantry Regiment; 23rd Chemical Battalion; For information on how to donate money to AAFES maintains a fleet of TFEs for use in 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment; 4th help the Korean Red Cross, call 732-7998 or 732-support of training exercises, war zones and natural Battalion, 6th Aviation Regiment; 29th Signal 6169.disasters. While the exterior of the TFE sent to Battalion; and the 28th Public Affairs Detachment.
  • 8. Sept. 1, 2006 Page 9 support participantsArea II provides life support to exercise participantsBy David McNallyArea II Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — As Ulchi FocusLens 2006 participants arrived at U.S. militaryinstallations, many troops were not sure what toexpect for exercise living conditions. California National Guardsman Pfc. Michael Birdfound himself staying at the Walker Center. Thecenter is one of five Area II Life Support Areasserving as billeting for the more than 1,800 exerciseparticipants. “This is great,” Bird said. “They have Internet,TV and laundry service.” Each LSA, whether in a hardened building or atent city, has its own Morale, Welfare and Recreationfacility, with cyber cafes, wide-screen televisionswith DVDs, video games, books and popcornmachines. A trip to the “field” can be a comfortableexperience for today’s servicemember. PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLY “We set the standard for Life Support Areas in Servicemembers take some down-time to watch a movie in the Camp Coiner Morale, Welfare and Recreation tent Aug. 25.Korea,” said Area II Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Witt.“I have a memo from Command Sgt. Maj. Wheeler the tent cities are air conditioned.to prove it.” Area II Deputy Logistics Director Jay Wright United States Forces Korea and 8th U.S. Army said the Camp Coiner tent city has been set upCommand Sgt. Maj. Barry Wheeler visited Area II and ready to use since the last major exercise.LSAs Aug. 16. In a letter to Witt Wheeler wrote, Korean Service Corps employees built the tent“This visit allowed me to insure the LSA standards cities, installed electricity, and prepared the showerwere met.” and bathroom facilities. “We do all we can to give the best quality of “The 9th KSC Company did a fantastic job oflife,” said Area II Logistics Director Lydia setting up our LSAs and helping to prepare theGrohmann. “The servicemembers don’t have to sites for exercise participants,” Wright said. “Theworry about it. They can focus on the exercise.” KSC employees do the lion’s share of the work.” Grohmann said shuttle buses run back and forth The LSAs have a mayor to make sure everythingfrom LSAs to dining facilities, recreation centers runs smoothly.and exercise locations. Area II Life Support Area Mayor Sgt. 1st Class Marcia Garcia Each LSA has environmental control units; even See Support Page 12 Support, inspects the Camp Coiner tent city Aug. 25.Random checkpoints catch traffic violators Civilians to getBy Steve DavisArea II Public Affairs lower allowances YONGSAN GARRISON —Military By David McNallypolice traffic checkpoints have snared Area II Public Affairsa variety of violations since the “You YONGSAN GARRISON —drink and drive. You lose.” campaign Area II civilian personnelbegan Aug. 18. officials announced a reduction Random compliance checkpoints in post allowance pay and livingwill be set up through Sunday, the end quarters allowance effective Aug.of the Labor Day weekend. The 20.checkpoints may be set up anywhere The amount of decrease willon Yongsan Garrison or other Area II depend on an employee’s familyinstallations. size and base pay, but a GS-11 Sgt. John LaSchuma, Area II traffic with a family of four can expectNCOIC, said as of Wednesday to see a decrease of $43 permorning, 99 citations have been issued paycheck.from seven checkpoint operations. Area II Civilian PersonnelThere were 28 citations for driving Officer Kenneth Stark said the STEVE D AVIS post allowance reduction waswithout a license and 48 for failure to Jerry Cozby presents his driver’s license to Sgt. John LaSchuma at a Yongsan Garrison based on the results of a recentwear seat belts. compliance checkpoint. civilian post allowance survey. Citations have also been issued forexpired registration or insurance and reflective vest and two citations for the test after the smell of alcohol was “Because of the low numbermoving traffic violations, such as failure illegal use of cell phones. detected in his vehicle. of U. S. civilian employees whoto stop at a posted stop sign and illegal “The good news is that there have “Two of his passengers admitted to took the time to complete theturns. been none for drinking and driving so drinking alcoholic beverages, so we survey on where they shopped Eight citations have been issued to far,” said LaSchuma. tested the driver,” said LaSchuma. the post allowance for all ofmotorcycle riders for improper safety As of midnight Saturday, only one See Allowances Page 12 Allowances,equipment, including no helmet or driver has been asked to take a sobriety See Checkpoints Page 12 Checkpoints,
  • 9. 10 Sept. 1, 2006 http://area2.korea.army.mil Area II The Morning Calm Weekly starts artificial turf Area II starts field renovation with artificial turf NEO Warden Training Construction to improveArea II Noncombatant Evacuation field conditionsOperations warden training and aCourageous Channel 06-2 overview By Cpl. Lee Yang-wonbriefing will be conducted Sept. 15 at Area II Public Affairsthe Multi-Purpose Training Facility. Toreceive certification training, newly YONGSAN GARRISON —assigned NEO wardens or Workers began construction to layrepresentatives should attend the 9- artificial turf installation on Field No. 1011:30 a.m. training session. All Aug. 22.assigned NEO wardens or Area II Morale, Welfare andrepresentatives are required to attend Recreation aims to complete thethe second block of training from 1-4 project by early October. Officialsp.m. to receive important Courageous plan to make the field available forChannel information. For information, youth soccer and flag football PHOTOS BY CPL. LEE YANG-WONcall 738-5013. Contractors start to prepare Field No. 10 for artificial turf Aug. 22. tournaments. “This field is used year around for maintenance and labor cost.” Voter Outreach everything,” said Area II MWR Area II officials said the project willThe Glorietta Duncan Order of the Director Paul Robinson. “The new allow the community to use the fieldEastern Star Chapter 112 will host avoting assistance outreach activity 10 artificial turf will be green all the time, more.a.m.-2 p.m. Monday at the Yongsan very durable and provide great playing “This imitation grass drains waterMain Exchange. For information, call conditions.” well during raining season,” Robinson723-6593. Robinson said Field No. 10 had been said. “It expands the usage eight months “over utilized” by youth programs, out of the year to 12 months out of the Mustard Seed Preschool organization days and different year.”The Mustard Seed Preschool has ceremonies in the past, making it A series of artificial turf renovationsopenings for three year olds. Call 738- challenging to actually grow grass on have been going on throughout the8503 or come by the Mustard Seed the field. peninsula including camps Casey andPreschool office at the South Post “We couldn’t get the grass to grow Humphreys.Chapel for information. The office is right, leaving spots that didn’t look The installation is a nonappropriated-open 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Monday thru Friday. good for sports,” Robinson said. “The fund project. artificial turf will not only be a good Ethics Training playing surface, but also cut down E-mail YangWon.Lee@korea.army.mil Local construction workers set up safety fences. Ethics Training: 1-2 p.m. Thursday; Motorcycle safety campaign kicks off1-2 p.m. Oct. 3; 1-2 p.m. Nov. 9; 9-10a.m. Dec. 5; 1-2 p.m. Dec. 13; 1-2 p.m.Dec. 19. Acquisition Ethics Training 2:30-4p.m. Thursday; 2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 9. By David McNallyAll training will be at the Balboni Area II Public AffairsTheater. Battalion and higher level YONGSAN GARRISON — Area II safety officials plancommands may coordinate for to kick off a campaign this month to inform theseparate individual unit training community about proper safety gear for motorcycle andoutside the above schedule. For moped riders in Area II.information, call 753-6631. The Area II commander announced a policy to deny installation access to people who fail to comply with Sports Notes community safety guidelines July 21. The Post Season Summer League By mid-September, each access control point willBasketball Tournament will be held have a sign in place depicting a rider wearing properSaturday-Monday at Collier Field protective gear.House. For information, call 738-8608. The Area II Intramural Flag Football “The security guards will be able to use the signs as aLeague starts Sept. 9. The deadline to visual aid,” said Area II Safety Officer Jeff Hyska. “Theenter is Monday. There will be a idea is that the guards can point out deficiencies in ridercoaches meeting noon. Tuesday at apparel.”Collier Field House. For information, The signs will also serve as a reminder of thecall 736-7746. requirements of Area II Command Policy 10-1 for The Area II Intramural Soccer motorcycle and moped riders.League starts Sept. 9. The deadline to The policy outlines proper safety gear, to include:enter is Monday. There will be a A properly fastened approved helmet that meetscoaches meeting 1 p.m. Tuesday at Department of Transportation standardsCollier Field House. For information, Eye protection (clear goggles or a face shield attachedcall 736-7746. to the helmet) Full-fingered gloves Area II AFAP Long trousers Conference Long sleeve shirt or jacketThe Area II AFAP Conference will be Leather boots, or over the ankle shoesheld Oct. 18-20. AFAP is a program that High-visibility retro-reflective vestprovides an opportunity for allmembers of the Army Family to inform “The policy is generally the same, with the exceptionleadership of issues in the community. of the power to enforce the proper wear of personalTo get involved, call Reta Mills at 738- protective equipment,” said Hyska. “I hope the signs will The signs will help the guards and riders to become3627. help people to understand the policy.” familiar with all of the requirements under the revised With the update to the command policy, base security policy, Oxendine said. Area II Web site guards have the authority to deny access if a person fails “Basically, this will help to ensure a rider’s safety whileFor more community notes, news and to comply. on post,” Hyska said. “Other drivers will be able to seeinformation, visit the Area II Web site “The guards will start enforcement once the signs are them.”at http://area2.korea.army.mil. in place,” said Area II Law and Order Officer Ricky Oxendine. E-mail mcnallyde@korea.army.mil
  • 10. The Morning Calm Weekly Area II Sept. 1, 2006 http://area2.korea.army.mil 11Officials: Government vehicles not for personal useBy David McNally “NTVs are not authorized to transportArea II Public Affairs government employees between their YONGSAN GARRISON — Area II home and their place of duty orofficials emphasized the Army policy of employment.”official use for government vehicles Grohmann said Army vehicles cannotduring the ongoing Ulchi Focus Lens be used for personal errands or side trips.2006 exercise. Army Regulation 58-1 outlines the “This is especially important during penalties for misuse of governmentthe exercise,” said Area II Logistics vehicles.Director Lydia Grohmann. “We have a “The regulation says militarylot of rental vehicles to support the personnel may be disciplined under theexercise.” Uniform Code of Military Justice,” Grohmann said the opportunity for Grohmann said. “Civilian employees mayabuse is higher. be suspended from duty without pay for Area II has 250 Korean rental not less than one month.”vehicles to support the ongoing exercise. The regulation further says civiliansDrivers must sign a dispatch for the may face a longer suspension or removalrental vehicle, just like a nontactical from office if “circumstances warrant.”vehicle. There are exceptions to the policy. “Drivers that sign the dispatch are Drivers and passengers from outlyingagreeing to use the vehicle for official areas are authorized to park in the postbusiness only,” she said. exchange parking lot for the purpose of Grohmann said her staff has recently eating at the Food Court. Governmentseen an increase in abuses. employees and Soldiers are also “People are taking government vehicles authorized to use nontactical vehicles toto Starbucks or the post exchange, or just shop at the Main Exchange fordriving around,” she said. authorized Government Purchase Card While it is easy to spot an Army business.nontactical vehicle from the official Grohmann also reminded Soldiers oflicense plate, the rental vehicles for the the importance of the proper uniformexercise have Korean plates. while driving an NTV. Dispatches could be confiscated if “Soldiers are not authorized to wearabuses are found; however, officials said civilian clothing or PT gear whilethey speak to the drivers when possible operating a government vehicle, unlessand inform the chain of command. it is stated on the dispatch,” she said. DAVID MCNALLY The 8th U.S. Army policy states, E-mail mcnallyde@korea.army.mil A military vehicle pulls into Starbucks on Yongsan Garrison South Post.
  • 11. 12 Sept. 1, 2006 http://area2.korea.army.mil Area II The Morning Calm WeeklySupport from Page 9 “Everything has gone well,” said LSA For servicemembers like Bird, whoMayor Sgt. 1st Class Marcia Garcia. are just getting their first impressions of“Servicemembers staying here have good Korea and the U.S. military here, theliving conditions for a field environment.” LSAs offer a bit of home, far from home. Garcia is assigned to Company B, “Korea’s a lot of fun,” Bird said. “I168th Medical Battalion. Her normal job haven’t seen half of what there is to seeis platoon sergeant, but for UFL 2006, in Korea, but I like it.”8th U.S. Army tasked Garcia and 25 otherSoldiers to help out at the LSAs. E-mail mcnallyde@korea.army.milCheckpoints from Page 9 The driver failed three physical tests, Area II Provost Marshal Maj. Josebut passed the portable breathalyzer test Naputi said drivers are responsible forand was released. assuring that all passengers are wearing The physical tests included a finger- seat belts and that youngsters who requireto-nose test, a “one-legged stand” (in car seats are actually in them.which the driver has to balance on one He said most people were cooperativeleg), and the “walk-and-turn test.” when they received citations. “The breathalyzer showed no sign of “Some were upset that they werealcohol, so I told him ‘Sorry for the receiving a traffic citation but theyinconvenience. Have a good evening,’” understood that they had committed asaid LaSchuma. violation and would receive a citation,” That particular driver got in his car and Naputi said.drove away; others were not so lucky. Jerry Cozby of 8th U.S. Army J-3Those cited for driving without a license Operations had all of the requiredhad to leave on foot. documents and passed without problem LaSchuma said cars are parked and through a checkpoint on the bridgeimmobilized by a “boot,” a steel device connecting South Post and Main Post.placed on a front tire, until the person He said he didn’t mind being checked.returns with a valid driver’s license. “I think it’s great,” said Cozby. “Now, Most of the seat belt violations were a if they could just get the dumb people offresult of taxi passengers not wearing a seat the road as well as the drunk ones ...”belt or children riding unsafely in the backseatof their sponsor’s vehicle, said LaSchuma. E-mail davisst@korea.army.milAllowances from Page 9Korea was reduced,” Stark said. http://www.state.gov/m/a/als/expl/ Stark said the survey detailed c13085.htm and click “How do Ipeople’s shopping routines off post figure my Post (COLA) Allowance?”and on post. Once the spreadsheet has “If people only show they shop on downloaded, enter 15 for the postbase, the post allowance will go allowance index number, your basedown,” he said. salary and family size. The allowance change will affect In another announcement, Starkall U.S. government employees serving detailed how living quarters allowancein Korea. rates have decreased. “We’ll get with the U.S. Embassy The decrease is about $1,000 lessto see if we can conduct another per year.survey and get better participation,” “This change was based on theStark said. “Surveys are required currency exchange rate informationevery five years, but can be done reported to the Office of Allowanceswhenever if circumstances warrant a Aug. 10,” Stark said.new survey.” To calculate post allowance, go to E-mail mcnallyde@korea.army.mil Saturday
  • 12. Sept. 1, 2006The Morning Calm Weekly http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 13Navigating the paper trail that leads to immigrationBy Capt. Candace White Halverson fines owed and apply for a visa to order for your spouse to become a on your spouse’s residency in the UnitedCamp Casey Legal Center remain in the country. The fines vary lawful permanent resident. States. Contact the legal office for more You’ve met the love of your life from 200,000 won to 4,000,000 won, I want to bring my foreign-born information.while you’re in Korea. But you’ve failed depending on how long ago the visa spouse to the United States to live If I bring my foreign national spouseto plan ahead and when it comes time expired. with me. What do I need to do? to the United States on a visa, is hefor you to PCS, you must wave How can I bring my non-U.S. citizen If you have married a non-U.S. or she automatically a U.S. citizen?goodbye at the airport because your fiancé(e) to the United States to get citizen and want to bring him or her to No. If your spouse’s petition forlove’s immigration paperwork was not married? the United States, you must file a immigration has been approved and hecompleted. A U.S. citizen may bring his or her Petition for Alien Relative, Form I-130. or she has entered the United States on It doesn’t have to be this way. There non-U.S. citizen fiancé(e) to the United The normal next step would be to wait an immigration visa, he or she is a lawfulare a number of documents and forms States to marry and live in the United for processing and approval of that permanent resident. Any lawfulthat you must complete before bringing States. In order to do that, you must petition and then approval of the permanent resident married to a U.S.your spouse or fiancé(e) to the United first file a Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), immigration visa before your spouse citizen may petition to become a U.S.States, and there will be some waiting Form I-129F, with the Department of could come to the United States as a citizen (a process called naturalization)time for those documents to be Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship lawful permanent resident. The normal once he or she has been a lawfulprocessed. But if you take the time to and Immigration Services office in the waiting period for this process is up to permanent resident for three years andplan now, you can go back to the United area where you live. You CANNOT file five years – but may be even longer. has been married to a U.S. citizen forStates with your spouse right by your this petition at an embassy, consulate However, there is an alternative that three years. Contact the nearest legalside. or U.S. immigration office outside of can significantly cut down on the time office for information on how. The following are some of the more the United States – you must do it from you spend apart. Once you file the I- What about our children?commonly asked questions regarding within the United States. 130 form, your spouse may apply for a Depending on the circumstances,immigration: After the USCIS approves the “K” nonimmigrant visa and come to the your child may automatically be a U.S.My fiancé(e)/spouse came to Korea petition, your fiancé(e) must apply for United States to wait for processing of citizen. Contact the legal assistanceon a work visa, but no longer works a K-1 nonimmigrant visa for a fiancé(e). his or her lawful permanent residency office or the U.S. Embassy in Seoul forfor that employer and is in Korea Once the visa is approved, your status from within the United States. further information.illegally. What options do we have fiancé(e) may enter the United States. Note that the application for the When it comes to immigrating to thenow? You and your fiancé(e) must marry nonimmigrant visa must be filed and the United States, there is a lot of No question about it. Your fiancé(e)/ within 90 days of his or her arrival in visa must be issued in the country preparation work that needs to be donespouse is committing a crime in Korea the United States. After your marriage, where the marriage took place. So, if and the wait times for processing canand is at risk for criminal prosecution, your spouse must file an Application to you married your foreign-born spouse be significant. Start as soon as possiblehaving to pay significant fines and Register Permanent Residence or to in Korea, you must file the petition and and you can make sure your spouse candeportation. Adjust Status, Form I-485 with the have the visa issued in Korea. travel with you back home. If your fiancé(e)/spouse wants to USCIS office. You must also fill out an Depending on how long you’ve been Contact your legal assistance officeremain in Korea, he or she can pay the Affidavit of Support, Form I-864 in married, there may be conditions placed for information and assistance.
  • 13. Sept. 1, 200614 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 1-7 Pirates of Caribbean: Pirates of Caribbean: The Devil Superman Snakes on a Snakes on a Wears Prada The Omen Returns Deadman’s Chest Deadman’s Chest PG-13 Plane R Plane R PG-13 R PG-13 PG-13 World Trade World Trade World Trade Click No Show No Show No Show Center PG-13 Center PG-13 Center PG-13 PG-13 Pirates of Caribbean: Pirates of Caribbean: Snakes on a Snakes on a Snakes on a Little Man Little Man PG-13 PG-13 Deadman’s Chest Deadman’s Chest Plane R Plane R Plane R PG-13 PG-13 Superman Snakes on a Pirates of Caribbean: Pirates of Caribbean: Snakes on a The Devil Waist Deep Returns Deadman’s Chest Deadman’s Chest Wears Prada R PG-13 Plane R Plane R PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Talladega Nights: Talladega Nights: Talladega Nights: The Devil Ballad of Ricky Ballad of Ricky Ballad of Ricky No Show No Show No Show Wears Prada Bobby PG-13 Bobby PG-13 Bobby PG-13 PG-13Talladega Nights: The The Devil Wears Prada — Invincible — —(Mark Wahlberg, Trade World Trade Center — Snakes on a Plane —Ballad of Ricky Bobby — (Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway) Greg Kinnear) (Nicolas Cage, Michael Pena) (Samuel L. Jackson, Nathan Phillips)Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) has always In the dizzying world of New York When the coach of Vince Papale’s In the aftermath of the World Trade A ruthless assassin unleashes adreamed of driving fast -- real fast - fashion, where size zero is the new beloved hometown football team Center disaster, hope is still alive. crate full of lethal snakes aboard a- like his father, Reese Bobby, who 2, six is the new 8, and a bad hair hosted an unprecedented open Refusing to bow down to terrorism, packed passenger jet over theleft the family to pursue his racing day can end a career, Runaway tryout, the public consensus was that rescuers and family of the victims Pacific Ocean in order to eliminate adreams. Early on, Rickys mother, Magazine is the Holy Grail. Overseen it was a waste of time – no one good press forward. Their mission of witness in protective custody. TheLucy Bobby worried that her boy with a finely manicured fist by enough to play professional football rescue and recovery is driven by the rookie pilot and frightenedwas also destined to end up as a Miranda Priestly – the most powerful was going to be found this way. faith that under each piece of rubble, passengers must band together toprofessional daredevil on wheels. woman in fashion – Runaway is a Certainly no one like Papale – a a co-worker, a friend or a family survive.Ricky Bobby first enters the racing fearsome gauntlet for anyone who down-on-his-luck, 30-year-old, member may be found. This is thearena as a “jackman” for slovenly wants to make it in the industry. To substitute teacher and part-time true story of John McLoughlin anddriver Terry Cheveaux and make Runaway the fashion bible of bartender who never even played William J. Jimeno, the last twoaccidentally gets his big break New York and therefore the world, college football. But against these survivors extracted from Groundbehind the wheel when Cheveaux Miranda has let nothing stand in her odds, Papale made the team and Zero and the rescuers who nevermakes an unscheduled pit stop way, including a long line of soon found himself living every fan’s gave up. It’s a story of the true heroesduring a race to gorge on a chicken assistants that didn’t make the cut. fantasy – moving from his cheap of that fateful time in the story of thesandwich. Ricky jumps into the car seats in the upper deck to standing United States when buildings wouldand ... so begins the ballad of Ricky on the field as a professional football fall and heroes would rise to inspireBobby. player. the entire human race. Talladega Nights: Superman Ballad of Ricky No Show The Lake Returns No Show No Show No Show House PG PG-13 Bobby PG-13 The Devil The Devil Pirates of Caribbean: Pirates of Caribbean: Invincible PG Invincible PG You, Me & Wears Prada Wears Prada Deadman’s Chest Deadman’s Chest Dupree PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Pirates of Caribbean: Pirates of Caribbean: The Devil Snakes on a Nacho Libre No Show Invincible PG Deadman’s Chest Deadman’s Chest Wears Prada PG Plane R PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Pirates of Caribbean: The Devil Pirates of Caribbean: The Devil The Omen No Show Invincible PG Deadman’s Chest Wears Prada Deadman’s Chest Wears Prada R PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Pirates of Caribbean: Pirates of Caribbean: The Devil The Devil The Devil Invincible PG Invincible PG Deadman’s Chest Deadman’s Chest Wears Prada Wears Prada Wears Prada PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Pirates of Caribbean: Pirates of Caribbean: Invincible PG Barnyard Barnyard X-Men: Last X-Men: Last Deadman’s Chest Deadman’s Chest PG PG Stand PG-13 Stand PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Garfield: Tail of The Lake The Lake Superman Superman Garfield: Tail of Garfield: Tail of Two Kitties PG House PG House PG Returns Returns Two Kitties PG Two Kitties PG PG-13 PG-13
  • 14. Sept. 1, 2006The Morning Calm Weekly http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 15Faith can ease pain of loneliness while overseasBy Chaplain (Maj.) Joey T. Byrd the promise that God makes to you. rejoice at his accomplishments and am sad by1st HBCT I am reminded of the words from the prophet Isaiah his sadness. Though I am far away from my Labor Day in Korea may be celebrated by eating who wrote to a hurting people …”Don’t be afraid … son still I can reach out and touch him.at a barbecue with other Soldiers, with a swim at I’ve called you by name. You’re mine. When you’re in Such is God, your Father, with you andthe local fitness center or just hanging out with over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in even much more so.friends. My family is back in the United States. I rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re From my own Christian faith I’m remindedknow my 15-year-old son will be trying to get a between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end of the words of Jesus our friend who said asnew batch of fireworks to celebrate the summer – because I am God, your personal God, the Holy one of he departed … “And surely, I am with youending holiday. Israel, your Savior … so don’t be afraid: I’m with you.” always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew Being away from home, especially during (Isaiah 43:1b-3a, 5a. The Message Bible) 28:20b New International Bible)holidays, can make you a little homesick and miss Isn’t that good news? Even though we may be May you know that God is with you todayyour family. While Korea is a wonderful place and separated this Labor Day from our family and friends, and every day. God is with you and God isthe people are very warm and friendly, still I miss still God is with us. You see, even though I will not be with your family and therefore you are onemy loved ones — perhaps you do as well? able to see my son this Labor Day, still I love him with family united in God. Today, I hope you take a Perhaps your family is far away this Labor Day? all my heart. moment and talk to God about your feelingsMy prayer for you is that God will comfort you I look forward to seeing him again. I continually and thoughts and as you do know that you arewith his loving spirit and grace to remind you that monitor his well being. I intervene in his matters when with your very best friend and therefore weyou are not alone. God’s spirit is with you. That is necessary and especially when he’s overwhelmed. I can all say, Happy Labor Day! Area I Worship Services Catholic Stanley Chapel, Camp For information on Bible study groups and other religious services and Catholic Mass Casey Crusader Chapel activities, contact the Area I Chaplains Office. Sunday 9 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel 3 p.m. Camp Eagle, Bldg. 3401 9:30 a.m. Camp Hovey Chapel Korean Services Area I Chaplains Noon Camp Casey West Chapel Sunday 7 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Thomas M. Durham 1 p.m. Camp Stanley Chapel mike.durham@korea.army.mil, 732-7998 Godspell Protestant Sunday 11 a.m. Camp Casey Memorial Chaplain (Maj.) Andrew W. Choi Protestant Chapel, Stanley Chapel Andrew.choi2@korea.army.mil, 732-7144 Sunday 10 a.m. Camp Casey Stone Chapel, 2 p.m. Camp Casey Chapel Camp Stanely Chapel Chaplain (Capt.) Christopher Moellering 10:30 a.m. Camp Casey West Chapel Latter Day Saints chris.moellering@korea.army.mil, 732-6169 11 a.m. Camp Hovey Chapel, Sunday 2 p.m. Cp. Casey Crusader Chapel Ad goes here
  • 15. Sept. 1, 200616 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly PHOTOS BY PVT. KIM SANG-WOOK Yongsan Motorcycle Club member Dave Durby comes to town with his unique three-wheeled motorcycle. Members sport a unique safety vest with their logo. Bikers bring Touch of Sturgis to Yongsan By Pvt. Kim Sang-wook out every Saturday with our members Area II Public Affairs to the west coast, Naksan Beach and YONGSAN GARRISON — The sometimes to Busan.” Yongsan Motorcycle Club brought a By naming the event “Touch of “Touch of Sturgis” to the Area II Sturgis,” the club created a Sturgis community Aug. 12 at the Yongsan atmosphere with loud rock music and Bowling Center. biker fashions. The club even held a Sturgis is a “Mecca” for competition to see which bike had the motorcycle enthusiasts from all over loudest horn. the United States. More than half a “We have a relationship with these million riders attend the Sturgis American riders, so we came here to Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota participate in today’s reunion,” said Yongsan Motorcycle Club member Freeman Neish gives information about his motorcycle. each year in August. Ladies Harley Owners Group leader In Korea, 70 Yongsan Motorcycle Hwang Jung-hee. “In Korea, there Club members, and their Korean aren’t many women riders, and we’re counterparts, tried to bring the looking forward to having more famous rally to life by displaying their participants with us.” own motorcycles to the Yongsan “The main focus of the event was community. safety,” Casey said. “To join our club “This is our first time we did this we have new members take three check with Morale, Welfare and Recreation, rides with us.” and the bowling center,” said YMC Casey said check rides are part of Vice President Gerald Casey. “We go the “Motorcycle Mentorship Program.” Area II community members visit the bowling center to see a “Touch of Sturgis.” Right: Club members line up their motorcycles in a parking formation. Harley Owners Group member Park Yong-shik wins the loudest horn contest.
  • 16. Sept. 1, 200618 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly MWR planning jam-packed Labor Day weekend By Korea Region MWR Special to The Morning Calm Weekly Labor Day Weekend Activities Weekend YONGSAN – Morale, Welfare and Area I events include: Recreation is planning a fun-filled Area IV Community Saturday, noon, Wild Wild West Block Party, Camp Red Cloud’s Mitchell’s weekend to keep troops throughout Open House Sunday, Acapella Qualifying Round, Camp Red Cloud Korea entertained. Festivals, fun runs and An Open House will be held from Monday, noon, Wild Wild West Block Party, Camp Casey’s Stewart Field entertainment will help people kickback, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, at the Monday, 11 a.m., Labor Day Bash, Camp Red Cloud CAC relax and enjoy the holiday weekend. Taegu American School Gym on (Featuring a BBQ cook out, tournaments, games, and activities.) Festivals in all areas will provide Camp George. Everyone is invited to opportunities to enjoy American-style attend and find out what Area IV Area II events food and beverages, as well as games Army Community Services and other Saturday, noon - 6 p.m., Labor Day Block Party, Yongsan’s Main Post Club and activities for the kids. Area organizations have to offer! Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Bike Trip to Han River, K-16 CAC Two Armed Forces Entertainment For details, call Bonnie McCarthy at Saturday, 2-6 p.m., eight-ball tournament, K-16 CAC groups will kick off their tours over the 768-8126 Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Flea Market, Yongsan MPC Underpass weekend. Modern/pop rock group, Sunday, 1-6 p.m., Table Tennis Tournament,K-16 CAC LoveSick Radio, will open at Camp 8th U.S. Army Sports Monday, 6-10 p.m., Texas Hold’em Card Game, K-16 CAC Casey Monday, while Latin variety band, Upcoming sports championships Sat. –Mon., times TBA, Post Summer Basketball Tourney, Yongsan’s Collier Los Elegantes, begins performing include rugby Sept. 8-9, team triathlon Field House Tuesday at Camp Stanley’s Reggies. Sept. 9, tennis Sept. 13-16, and cross Monday, 8 a.m., 5K Fun Run, Collier Field House Both performers’ shows are free of country on Sept. 16. For information, Monday, 1 p.m., BOSS Luau Pool Party, Yongsan’s Main Post Indoor Pool 3 call 725-5064. charge to ID cardholders. The newest addition to the lineup is Area III events Club Demonstration at the mechanical bull-riding competitions Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., End of Summer Barbecue, Camp Humphreys’ Sung Nam Golf Course featured at the Wild Wild West Block Alaska Mining Co. There will be a club demonstration from Parties at camps Red Cloud and Casey. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at Sung Nam There will be contests for prizes, with a Area IV events Golf Course. Featured clubs include challenge put out by former East Coast Sunday, 8 a.m., Labor Day 5K Fun Run, Camp Walker Fitness Center Ping, Callaway and Titleist. Golfers are Saddle Bronco Champion, Command (Registration beings at 7 a.m. First 100 participants to finish will receive invited to come out and try these clubs Sgt. Major Greg Bunce, as well as riding a free T-shirt from the USA Federal Credit Union. Call 764-4800/4225 on the facility’s new Accusport Launch just for fun. for information.) Monitor to view club and swing specs. MWR is dedicated to improve the Get a readout of swing speed, ball Monday, Festival, camps Walker and Carroll Outdoor Area lives of Soldiers, civilians and family speed, launch angle, spin rates and face Sandpit volleyball, racquetball, and a double-elimination softball members stationed in Korea. All musical angle. Get a free club recommendation tournament will be held. For information concerning Camp Walker performances are free of charge to ID from the PGA Professional staff. Special tournaments, call 764-4800; for information on Camp Carroll activities, cardholders. For information, contact demo day club prices. For information, call 765-8287. the local MWR Office. call Jim Shaw or Jack Delaney at 736- Family Child Care provider positions now open RecTrac registration Care provider 3483. Area II Pool League The Area II Pool League is seeking By Korea Region MWR Special to The Morning Calm Weekly benefits unit funds new members. The group meets at 7 By Korea Region MWR p.m. each Tuesday at the Main Post YONGSAN GARRISON — Family Child Care provides a work and life Special to The Morning Calm Weekly Club, Harvey’s Lounge and the Navy option for individuals residing on post looking to earn an income while staying home with their own children. The RecTrac Management Club -- all on Yongsan Garrison. FCC provider positions are open to military family members or civilians Information System, is now being Membership is open to ID working as independent contractors on a military installation. Individuals living used throughout Korea. cardholders, family members, retirees, Department of Defense civilians or in on-post quarters are authorized to care for up to six children (including their Korea Region Office MWR contractors and individuals own) from four weeks to 12 years of age. installed the tracking tools in MWR sponsored by ID cardholders. For The U. S. Army Family Child Care is a child care choice for military family facilities across the peninsula during more information, call Brent Abare at members, Department of Defense civilians and DoD contractors. FCC is an the second and third (this is the 723-3691. important child care option, not a last resort in the event the Child Development second and third.) quarters of this Center is full. fiscal year. Home for the Holidays Some children thrive in a CDC environment while others fare better in a Daniel J Ahern, chief, KORO Be sure to enter the Home for the small group environment that only an FCC home can offer. FCC offers unique MWR, said the process is simple and Holidays drawing sponsored by advantages that make them a preferred option for some families. Flexible/ on average takes only two to three MWR and US Airline Alliance. All extended hours and long-term care are important during training exercises and minutes. After a person is registered, you have to do is fill out an entry shift work, as well as evening and weekend care. In addition, siblings can stay each time they go to an MWR form to enter to win a round-trip ticket facility they can insert their ID card together and remain in their neighborhood. to the United States. Forms may be into the RecTrac reader and the FCC providers are trained and certified by the installation Child and Youth found in your local MWR facility, system will automatically recognize Services program. newspaper, or on the MWR website. them from past visits. Deadline to enter is Oct 12. Call 723- The FCC program offers free training, monetary subsidies, a lending closet and technical and morale support. FCC providers are trained in first aid, CPR, To encourage people to register in 3730 for information. the system, KORO MWR sponsored child abuse prevention and business practices — to name a few. Providers are required to complete an in-depth training program that teaches them about a registration incentive program. As TMCW Submissions child development. Some colleges offer up to nine college credits for completion part of the program, company-sized To have an event featured in The of the Army Foundation training. units (with 100 or fewer Soldiers) Morning Calm Weekly’s News & Notes, e-mail all pertinent information to In order to apply to become an FCC provider, an applicant must meet the will receive $150 to their unit fund if morningcalmweekly@korea.army.mil. following minimal qualifications: reside in on-post quarters; be at least 18 years they achieve 100 percent RecTrac All submissions should include a Point of age; have a high school diploma or GED; have some experience with children; registration. Units larger than 100 of Contact name and telephone number. pass a background screening and health physical; and speak, read and write Soldiers will receive $1.50 per For information, call 738-3355. English. For information on FCC, contact the local ACS office or call 725- individual entered. 3205. For information, call 723-8510.
  • 17. Sept. 1, 2006 Page 21A pumper truck and crew from Camp Humphreys, along with elements from six local Korean fire departments, hose down a mock fire at SamsungElectric.The fire was part of an elaborate terrorist exercise Aug. 22 in Asan City.By F. Neil Neeley Samsung’s in-house fire several surrounding communitiesArea III Public Affairs department and paramedic team including Camp Humphreys.” ASAN CITY – The Camp responded to the first alarm and “We provided a pumper truck andHumphreys Fire Department joined six evacuated the most seriously wounded. a three-man team,” said Song. “Weother local departments in an elaborate Samsung decided to seek help from the were joined by teams from Chonan,fire and rescue exercise staged at police and fire departments in the Songhwan and Tunpo. As theSamsung Electric in Asan City, Aug. 22. surrounding communities because the situation worsened, it became “The scenario at Samsung had fire was raging out of control and necessary to call in a fourth alarmterrorists invading Samsung’s building terrorists were still in the building. that was responded to by volunteernumber four,” said Song Kye-pok, Elements of the Korean National firefighters from the surroundingassistant fire chief at Camp Police arrived on the scene next. area.” PHOTOS BY CHOI MAN-HUNHumphreys. Six KNP rappelled in unison from The Humphreys team assembled Korean firefighters rapidly rappel down the The scenario then played out like an the top of building four in a rapid face with 11 other trucks from various Samsung building to escape the dangeraction movie. Explosions cracked down walk and traded gunfire with the fire agencies and hosed down the posed by the threat of another “bomb” duringfrom several points in the building and ‘terrorists.’ Samsung building until the fire was a fire and rescue exercise Aug. 22.smoke grenades burst into colorful Police captured one of the extinguished. smoke followed. As suddenly asbillows, mimicking flames from the terrorists, but the others escaped, Korean army elements responded it began, the exercise wasroof. only to be chased by Korean soldiers. with chemical decontamination declared over. “The ‘terrorists’ placed several Song explained that the situation at vehicles and sprayed down the area “The Camp Humphreys Firebombs in the building,” said Song. Samsung then escalated to a four- with decontaminate while orange- Department has a mutual aid“The bombs exploded and fires started alarm fire. “The Asan City fire suited firefighters rappelled down the pact with the Korean fireas a result. The explosions caused department responded to the second building in the same face down departments in the communitiesSamsung employees to flee the alarm and they in turn called in a fashion as their KNP brothers. surrounding Camp Humphreys,”building. As a result of the fire, some third alarm,” said Song. “This alarm These firefighters strung rescue said Song. “We can call them,of the employees received injuries of was responded to by combined fire lines and lowered victims from the and they can call us. Whatevervarious degrees of seriousness.” departments made up of units from upper floors on slings. they need, we will support A helicopter from the Chonan them. We are happy to help City Fire Department arrived and from one government to another made an emergency landing on the and it’s good to know that we roof of the building to pick up an can count on each other if help injured firefighter. is needed. It’s also good for Suddenly, the call was made to community relations. evacuate the building; another “We are grateful for the bomb had been found. participation of the Camp Fire crews raced away from the Humphreys Fire Department,” building to safety and the said Jang Se-rim, chief of firefighters who had been handling Protection and Rescue, Asan the evacuation of the injured, flew City Fire Department.” It’s good rapidly down the side of the to know that if we ever needed building on ropes, like orange- their help, they would be there suited spidermen. for us. Naturally, we would beKorean National Police secure the area as the Korean Army decontaminates the ground. Another explosion and more happy to do the same for them.”
  • 18. 22 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Sept. 1, 2006 Area III The Morning Calm Weekly HAES opens new doors for new school year BOSS Bungee Jump By Jerry M. Gutlon Trips Area III Public AffairsBetter Opportunities for Single and CAMP HUMPHREYS – The newlyunaccompanied Soldier bungee jump expanded Humphreys Americantrips are set for Sept. 16 and Oct. 4. Elementary School opened its doorsCost is $60. Price includes Tuesday for grades 1-6 under thetransportation, lunch and two events leadership of its new principal, Dr.(bungee jump, extreme sky coaster or Joan Islas.slingshot ride). See your BOSS Kindergarten classes beginrepresentative or call 753-8825/8828/ Wednesday, while Sure Start opens on6236 for information. Sign up at the Sept. 13.Humphreys CAC Islas, formerly the assistant principal of Seoul American HAES Seeks Certified Elementary School, is directing a ApplicantsHumphreys American Elementary teaching and instructional staff of 27,School is looking for full-time, local hire not including support personnel.teachers for grades 1-6. Applicants She said the biggest change in themust be currently certified. For elementary school operations this yearinformation on applying, call Renee is adding a second campus. The northSmith at 753-8894 or 619-0179. campus features three new buildings – two classroom buildings and an NANCY TURNER Hispanic Heritage administrative building. The new HAES students Jack Wood, Monique Branch, Brandon Lee, Joshua Brown, Sean Collier, Committee Seeks campus is now home to grades one Hanna Seo and Niria Westly line up for first grade teacher Maria Rodriquez. Volunteers through three, plus kindergarten. campuses. Planning periods are important.”The Osan Hispanic Heritage Committee The original school, now referred “We’re trying to schedule special Islas lauded the support she hasis seeking volunteers. Meetings are to as the south campus, will serve as times so our teachers still have time received since relocating from Seoul.every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Bldg. 949 the home of grades four through six. to collaborate with each other,” she “It’s not only the response I’ve(right next to the BX), Rm. 229 at Osan Islas said her staff carefully said. “So we’re coordinating the received from our staff at the schoolAB. Come and help plan this year’s scheduled specialized instruction such scheduling of music, art, physical and our superintendent, but I’veactivities and events for the as music, art and physical education, education and culture classes so our gotten terrific support from theobservance month (Sep.15 - Oct. 15). to reduce the amount of travel kids will be attending special classes commander. It’s been a greatCall 784-8285 or 784-4662 for at the same time. instructors will have to make between response.”information. Camp Long Lodge will Army Family Action Plan gets things done WIC office opens Close Sept. 16 at Humphreys The Army Family Action Plan is an Army-wide program and a process thatThe Camp Long Lodge will close itsdoors Sept. 16. Reservations are still identifies issues and concerns about the quality of life for Army families, andbeing accepted through Sept. 15. For provides all members of the Army the opportunity to voice concerns and issues to installation and Army leadership. It is each individual’s opportunity to B e g i n n i n g Tu e s d a y, C a m pinformation, call 721-3473 or 721-3621. make a difference in improving Army quality of life. Humphreys families who want toAll Lodge-related activities are Previous service-wide AFAP issues have resulted in Servicemembers’ Group sign up for the Women, Infants andtemporarily being run from the Life Insurance increased from $50,000 to $200,000; basic allowance for Children’s program, commonlyCommunity Action Center, Building housing increased by 11 percent; Thrift Savings Plan for military was called WIC, will no longer have to629. authorized and implemented; approval to store a vehicle at government expense travel to Osan Air Base. Youth Soccer Preps for when Soldiers are assigned to areas where shipment isn’t authorized; and LaVita Vincent, employment and Fall Season expanded dental insurance plans that increased coverage for dental procedures readiness manager for ArmyThere will be a youth soccer coaches and some orthodontic services. Community Services said the newmeeting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, at the At the local level, some Area III issues that were resolved include improved WIC office will be located at theChild and Youth Services building. A quality of food items in the commissary; hourly child care implemented; ACS building, and will be open fromparents meeting will be at 6 p.m., monthly WIC shuttle to Osan Air Base; and, dart boards and a pool table placed 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., TuesdaysThursday, also at the CYS building. in Tommy D’s. and Fridays. The office will beA skills clinic will be offered from 6 Find out how you can become involved to improve your Army. Contact closed Monday.to 7:30 p.m., Sept. 8, at Soldiers Park. Diana Reynolds at 753-8318/8401 or diana.m.reynolds@korea.army.mil to Inquiries may be directed to WICFor information, call 753-5051. discuss how to submit an issue or volunteer to be a part of the process. program Coordinator Paraluman Medalla, at 661-3806-9426. Mosquito Fogging Slated Thru Sept. 21The Camp Humphreys Department ofPublic Works is conducting mosquito Army IG visitsfogging from 5:30-11:30 p.m., Mondaysand Thursdays, through Sept. 21. Exceptional Family Member Program HumphreysPlanning on consecutive OCONUS Lt. Gen. Stanley E. Green, Department oftours? Applying for Command the Army Inspector General paid a visit toSponsorship? Are you Command Camp Humphreys Tuesday. Following aSponsored and plan to extend? Camp Humphreys briefing, Green touredApplying for the Assignment the post and had dinner with the troops atIncentive Plan and want to bring the Pegasus Grill Dinning facility. Whileyour family to Korea? If you answered there, he listened to Soldiers concernsyes to any of these questions, then about quality of life and other issues.an overseas screening must becompleted on all family members.Contact the Area III EFMPcoordinator at 753-8327. F. NEIL N EELEY
  • 19. Sept. 1, 2006 Area IIIThe Morning Calm Weekly 23 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweeklyUSO fetes Sailors during UFL breakBy Jerry M. GutlonArea III Public Affairs CAMP HUMPHREYS – Sailors from USS BlueRidge and their counterparts at the Republic ofKorea’s Navy Command, 2nd Fleet, were treatedto a barbecue Aug. 26, compliments of the UnitedService Organizations. A USO contingent traveled to Pyeongtaek Portarmed with all the fixings for a traditional cookout –hundreds of hot dogs and hamburgers, cases uponcases of soft drinks, along with a variety of chips,serving all in attendance until they ate their fill. Camp Humphreys USO Director Daisy Watsonsaid the USO usually sponsors about six suchcookouts each year during the Ulchi Focus Lensexercises. “We do it every year,” said Watson, adding thatthe USO received support from the ROK Navy;Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the U..S Navyin staging the Aug. 26 endeavor. For the more than 1,000 sailors and supportpersonnel from the command ship USS Blue Ridge,it was a chance to catch their breath amidst achallenging exercise. “We certainly enjoy coming onto the beach,” said F. NEIL NEELEYLt. Cmdr. Jeremy R. Hill, executive officer, USS Airman Jeffrey D. Numata, 607th Combat Command Squadron, and Airman Jared Watson, of the Armed Forces Network, serveBlue Ridge. “It gives our people a chance to stand up burgers to Seaman Kim Jung-ha and Seaman Tay Won-chung.down a bit.” Lt. Alissa N. Clawson, Blue Ridge network alcohol during the UFL exercises, and Lt. Cmdr. The U.S. and ROK sailors faced off in athleticsecurity and MWR officer, said it was an Greg A. Kuntz, Blue Ridge public affairs officer, said events during the festivities, including softball,opportunity to socialize a bit. the cookout provided a good alternative to bar- basketball, soccer and volleyball contests. “It’s very nice because there’s not a real lot to do hopping. Blue Ridge provides communications,around here,” she remarked. “For a few of our sailors it’s a way to see liberty transportation and logistical support to both sea- All service personnel are forbidden to consume in a different light,” he said. based and land-based military elements. seminar,Employment seminar, resource room slated for HumphreysBy Jerry M. Gutlon The daylong program slated for for employment and opportunities to spouses to help them train and prepareArea III Public Affairs the community activities center will volunteer.” for employment, it’s open to CAMP HUMPHREYS – LaVita include segments on career Pre-registration is required by everyone,” she said.Vincent is working in overdrive to strategies, job search skills, Wednesday. Contact the ACS at 753- The program will include coursesassist Soldiers and their families to get interviewing techniques, educational 8401 for information. on computer basics, typing skills,ahead. benefits, tuition assistance for While Vincent prepares for the resume and Resumix writing and Vincent, the employment readiness spouses – even a fashion show. seminar, she’s simultaneously putting career planning. A resource room –manager at Army Community “The program is free and open to the final touches on a new located in the ACS building – completeServices, is coordinating the everyone,” Vincent said. “We’ll have employment assistance program with six computers is now beingorganization’s semi-annual a variety of speakers from a number primarily directed toward military readied for the program.“Employment and Volunteer Seminar” of agencies who’ll offer their spouses. Vincent said she hopes to beginscheduled for Sept. 8. expertise on seeking and preparing “Even though it’s geared toward training classes by late September. I.C.E. Repor t The following are questions Reduced hours enable AAFES to A customer reported that the occasion for our quality of fresh submitted through the Interactive better serve the customer during commissary seemed to have a large meats. In answer to the sale items, Customer Evaluation system in peak times, and maintain our fiscal number of sale items and fully if the individual would have asked Area III, and answers to those responsibility of returning dividends stocked shelves when he observed I would have told him that we just questions. back to the community through inspectors in the store. What’s the began a dollar savings program Early birds and night owls MWR contributions,” he said. day-to-day deal? sponsored by one of our larger want to eat too, so why has the With the opening of two new Arean Kim, commissary manager, vendors.” food court changed its hours? shoppettes, Jang Mi and Sorak, the replied that had the customer The commissary depends on Steven Ryle, Camp Humphreys convenient location of Burger King stopped her on the spot, she would shipments from the U.S. for most AAFES business manager, replies and MWR food facilities in the h a v e s a i d , “ We h a v e b e e n of the products. When there are that a recent review of operating community activities center, there negotiating with the vendors for shipping or delivery delays, hours and customer traffic at the are exceptional alternatives available over a year to get coffee samples in temporary shortages are Camp Humphreys main store and with longer hours of operation. for our customers, the items came unavoidable. Best bet is to always food court revealed the early ( E d i t o r ’s n o t e : T h e d i n i n g in July 25, so we decided to start ask while you’re in the store. morning and late evening hours facilities have meal hours designed offering it right away (and) we are ( E d i t o r ’s N o t e : To s u b m i t needed to be reduced. to support the schedules of the always offering free tastings on the questions, compaints or Lack of customer patronage majority of Soldiers. Give them a weekends for all our customers. We s u g g e s t i o n s t h ro u g h t h e I C E and sales generated did not justify try.) stock our store daily based on program, logon to the ICE Web site operational and staffing cost Is the commissary here for the availability and have been https://ice.disa.mil/ incurred. Soldiers or the inspectors? commended on more than one index.cfn?fa=site&site id=677.)
  • 20. Sept. 1, 2006 Page 25‘New’ TAS principal excited about school yearBy Galen Putnam Henson, who grew up in WarnerArea IV Public Affairs Robins, Ga., had some military CAMP GEORGE – Like many experience in the U.S. Air Force beforeschools across the peninsula, Taegu he began his teaching career. He servedAmerican School here is facing a number in the enlisted ranks for five years andof changes, not the least of which as an officer for six years in variousincludes welcoming a “new” principal. assignments. The school’s “new” principal is Keith Henson began his teaching career inHenson who actually took over at TAS 1990 at Charlie A. Gray Middle SchoolApril 6, upon the departure of his in Moultrie, Ga. He served two years atpredecessor in the midst of last school the school as an alternative educationyear. The preview of things to come teacher. He went to work for thegave Henson an advantage. Department of Defense Dependent “It was a very easy transition,” he Schools in 1992 and has taught atsaid. “It allowed me to get up to speed, Lakenheath middle and high schools into get to know the local issues and to Lakenheath, England. He also taught atget to know the administrators and London Central High School.teachers I would be working with.” To After his eight-year stint in England,make the situation even more unique, he moved to the Pacific area to work asHenson was also serving as principal at a curriculum specialist for the Korea GALEN PUTNAMthe now closed Pusan American School. Keith Henson (right) Taegu American School’s “new” principal, greets parents Robert and Marjerie District Superintendent’s office in Seoul,Camp Hialeah, where PAS was located, Mendez, whose son Alter Dolv Deniña is in Rhonda Williams’ first grade class. Henson actually took then for the Area Director’s office inclosed Aug. 10. As an added benefit, over at TAS April 6, upon the departure of his predecessor in the midst of last school year. Okinawa, Japan. Following thatHenson brought a handful of teachers assignment he was selected to be anand administrators with him from PAS Henson cited two primary benefits experience was at the high school assistant principal in Okinawa where heto TAS. regarding his new position. One, there level,” he said. “Unfortunately, it was served for a year and was then named Henson has seven years experience is no planned closure impending at TAS. only for a short time because of the principal of Seoul American High Schoolworking in Korea, including two years Indeed, the campus is currently closure, but that is why I’m extra where he served from 2002 to 2004.as principal of Seoul American High experiencing both an infrastructure and excited to be here, because I will be Henson’s education includesSchool. student population boom. Secondly, he able to implement some long term bachelor’s degrees in English and also He departed Seoul for Pusan where, will have a chance to initiate some long- initiatives. I don’t just want to spend German language and literature fromas principal, he had the opportunity to term goals. two years here. I want to be able to University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.,work with students in grades kindergarten “My reasoning for wanting to move commit a five-year block of my time and a master ’s degree in specialthrough 12. That experience helped out of Seoul was to get more experience to working steadily and having the time education from Valdosta State Universityprepare him for his current gig at the (with grades K – 12), to work across to carry out ideas of mine and of the in Valdosta, Ga.larger TAS, also a K–12 school. the entire spectrum, because all of my staff over the long term.” See Prinicpal Page 28 rinicpal, Residents reminded Here We Go Again! to retain emergency telephone numbers Area IV Public Affairs CAMP HENRY – The Area IV Support Activity Directorate of Emergency Services wants residents to be aware of local emergency phone numbers in Area IV. The numbers below should be used when off- post to request emergency assistance from on-post agencies. Callers will be connected to military police, fire department and medical entities. The appropriate agency will stay on the line to handle the call. Access numbers for off-post emergencies are: In Daegu, 0505-764-5911, or, 053-470-5911; In Waegwan, 0505-765- 4111, or, 054-970-4111; In Busan, 0505- 763-7000, or, 051-803-7000. When emergency assistance is needed off-post from Korean agencies, call 119. For on-post emergency assistance, dial 911. The mission of DES is to provide the Area IV community with efficient law enforcement, physical security, fire and GALEN PUTNAM emergency services support, while fostering Taegu American School students contemplate the upcoming year prior to classes the first day of school Tuesday on Camp George. an environment that is safe and secure to live, train, work and play.
  • 21. Sept.1, 200626 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly AFSB-NEA shares lessons learned, improvements with ROK Army unit Labor Day 5K Run A 5-kilometer Fun Run will be held 8 a.m. Monday at Kelly Fitness Center on Camp Walker. Registration will be from 7 – 7:45 a.m. at the gym. First 100 By Steven Hoover participants to finish the race will Area IV Public Affairs receive a free t-shirt provided by USA Federal Credit Union. For more CAMP HENRY – Approximately information, call Neil Fleisher at 764- 120 Soldiers from the Republic of 4800/4225. Korea Army’s 5th Logistics Support Command visited the U.S. Army Field Community Open Support Battalion-Northeast Asia, House Scheduled among other organizations, here Aug. The Area IV Community Open House 24, during an event hosted by 19th will be 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sustainment Command Taegu American School gym on Camp (Expeditionary). George. For information, call Bonnie The focus of the AFSB-NEA visit, McCarthy at 768-8126. from a Lean Six Sigma perspective, was the sharing of lessons learned and Intramural process improvements that the Daegu- Flag Football League based ROK Army unit, commanded by The Daegu enclave unit-level flag Brig. Gen. Kee Hoon, might want to football season will be Sept. 12 – Oct. adapt to their own processes. The ROK 6. Entry deadline is Thursday. An Soldiers received an overview of the organizational meeting will be 6 p.m. PHOTO BY YI CHIN-SANG OR CHOE HYE-CHIN Army Prepositioned Stocks operational Sept. 8 at Kelly Fitness Center on Camp area and a Lean Six Sigma briefing. Brig. Gen. Kee Hoon, commander of the Republic of Korea Army’s 5th Logistics Support Command, Walker. For information, call Kim Lt. Col. Karl D. Bopp, AFSB-NEA speaks with Lt. Col. Karl D. Bopp, commander, U.S. Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia. Chong-hwan at 764-4225. commander, welcomed the group and APS-4 maintenance facility and test for use by the combatant commander Intramural told them, “We consider visits like track to witness how the AFSB-NEA during contingencies or exercises. Soccer League yours an honor, as they demonstrate employees use Lean Six Sigma to The battalion provides oversight of the The Daegu enclave unit-level soccer the great ROK-U.S. alliance.” conduct daily operations. maintenance, supply, inventory, and season will be Sept. 11 – 22. Entry Cho Hyung-uk, commander of the They were also informed of the accountability programs executed by deadline is Thursday. An organizational 36th Korean Service Corps Company, recent groundbreaking for a $9.7 8th U.S. Army, U.S. Army Pacific and meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Kelly presented the overview in Korean and million, 53,000-square foot state-of- U.S. Army Japan units for these Fitness Center on Camp Walker. For also translated questions and answers the-art vehicle maintenance facility, critical stocks. information, call Kim Chong-hwan at for Bopp. This was followed by a which is scheduled for completion in Kee and his senior officers 764-4225. presentation of Lean Six Sigma basics Nov. 2007. expressed appreciation for the visit, by George Palmer, AFSB-NEA’s The AFSB-NEA plans, manages and Bopp said, and they invited battalion Finance Office continuous improvement director. executes the storage and maintenance personnel for a visit to their facility in Limited Operations The group was then escorted to the of Army Prepositioned Stocks material the future. The Finance Office on Camp Henry will Great Backpack! operate with limited staffing Sept. 11 – 13, while C Detachment, 176th Finance Battalion, participates in a convoy live fire exercise. For information or assistance, call 1st Lt. Stephanie Davis at 768-7593. Newcomer’s Orientation Set Soldiers, civilian employees and family members new to the Daegu community are invited to attend the monthly newcomer’s orientation 8 a.m. – noon Sept. 12 at Henry’s Place on Camp Henry. Representatives from TRICARE, the Army Career and Alumni Program and other organizations will provide information about living and working in Area IV. Soldiers are reminded that attendance is required. For information, call Roy Grant at 768- 8130. Spouses Orientation Slated Spouses of Soldiers, civilians and contract employees new to the Daegu community are invited to attend the monthly Spouse’s Orientation 1 – 4 p.m. Sept. 12 at Camp Walker Lodge. Representatives from TRICARE, the Army Career and Alumni Program and other organizations will provide information about living and working in Area IV. Soldiers are reminded that GALEN PUTNAM attendance is required. For Dr. Marguerite Green, Taegu American School assistant principal, admires a student’s new backpack as she greets students and information, call Roy Grant at 768-8130. parents prior to classes the first day of school Tuesday at Camp George.
  • 22. The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV Sept. 1, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 27Hold On Tight NEWS & NOTES Play Slated The Camp Walker Multicultural Gospel Service is presenting the play “Judgment Day Is At Hand! Will You Be Ready?” 6:30 p.m. today at Soldier Memorial Chapel on Camp Walker. For information, call Cicely Jackson at 011-9699-5581, or, Carolie Lenoir at 053-475-9847. Mime Performance The K&K Mime duo will conduct a workshop at the Camp Walker Community Activities Center 8 a.m. – noon, and will perform a show at Kelly Fitness Center 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission to both events, sponsored by the Protestant Gospel Service, is free. For information, call Wade Lopez at 010-5539-2158. Bodybuilding Championship The 2006 Mr. and Ms. Supernatural Bodybuilding Championship will be held at the Camp Carroll Sports and Fitness Center Sept. 23. The event is open to all Soldiers, KATUSAs, Department of Defense civilian employees, and family members. All competitors must check-in no later than 10 a.m. for weigh-in. There will be a contestants’ briefing at 11 a.m., STEVEN HOOVER with pre-judging beginning at noon.Hwang Chae-hum, assisted by Sok Sang-min, both with the 32nd Korean Service Corps Company at Camp Henry, spray the Area IV Support The competition starts at 7 p.m. ForActivity Headquarters, Bldg. 1211, during a decontamination demonstration Aug. 29, during exercise Ulchi Focus Lens. Unit members demonstrated more information, call Carlos Algarinthe various uses of the Falcon Decontamination unit, including its prime mission of decontaminating roads and buildings. at 765-8118. Ad goes here Ad goes here
  • 23. Sept. 1, 200628 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area IV The Morning Calm WeeklyCamp Carroll to host 8th Army Cross Country ChampionshipsBy Pfc. Cha Hyun-joon their age category requirement as of Sept. 16. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.Area IV Public Affairs All active-duty servicemembers, Department of Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in CAMP HENRY – The 2006 Eighth U.S. Army Defense civilians, and adult family members stationed each division and age category.Cross Country Championships will be held 8 a.m. Sept. at 8th Army Installations are eligible to participate. Participants are required to wear reflective gear and16 at the Crown Jewel Fitness Center on Camp Carroll. “We are looking forward to hosting this great event, are encouraged to bring their own, although a limited The competition will be conducted in two divisions: particularly because it is the first time it has ever been supply is available for sign-out at the Crown JewelMen’s 12-kilometer and Women’s 8-kilometer. Age held outside Camp Casey in Area I,” said Carlos Fitness Center.categories are: Men’s and Women’s Open (29 years Algarin, Camp Carroll sports director. Personnel interested in participating are encouragedof age and younger); Men’s and Women’s Seniors Registration and warm up will be conducted from to pre-register with their area sports director as early(30 to 39 years of age); Men’s and Women’s Masters 6:30 – 7:15 a.m. at the gym. A participants meeting as possible.(40 years of age and older). All participants must meet will be held at 7:30 a.m. For information, call Algarin at 765-8118/8287.Principal from Page 25 Henson anticipates learning many community, not just with parents but, specific goals. According to Henson, team will play its first-ever Friday nightthings that will improve his ability as an with the community as a whole. the foremost goal at TAS remains the home football game Sept. 8 under theeducator while leading his staff and “Any training that we offer, I invite same – highest student achievement. lights at Kelly Field on Camp Walker.students to a successful school year. any parents and any community Other areas he stressed include In addition, the baseball team will be “What I want to convey are two members who would like to see what manpower, efficiency, workforce playing Korean teams this year tothings,” he said. I’m coming into the we do to participate either as an observer diversity, and others. extend its schedule.community as a sensible person and that or actually participate in the training,” “Everything we do here with regards “There is a lot of work to do as farI don’t want to get rid of traditions, he said. “We will continually work to professional development fall directly as our initiatives are concerned butbasically. I’m not here to change toward getting more community under what we need to do to meet the extra-curricular activities are importantanything that is already working for the involvement in the educational decision- needs of the (overall) Community as well when it comes to offering ancommunity. Secondly, I am constantly making process.” Strategic Plan,” he said. experience as close as possible to thatgoing to be driven by improvement in While Henson’s workload has been Besides academics, the school faces of a school in the United States,” Hensonevery area: customer service, how we lightened by an entire school, being a number of other issues, one of which said. “We are getting psyched up. Weserve and interact with the kids, principal of a significantly larger school is a lack of space for its growing are upbeat and pumped up. This is ancommunications, just as a couple of can still be daunting. Besides day-to-day population. The new addition currently exciting time of year.”examples. I want to do this in a logical, business, long-term planning is essential under construction is a great step Besides the school’s overarchingsensible way – not in a radical, ‘must as well. forward according to Henson. goal of assuring highest studentchange tomorrow’ way.” The school is in the first-year of its Extra-curricular activities are also an achievement, Henson pointed out one Henson cited some additional goals Continous School Improvement important part of the overall educational final priority, “beating Seoulsuch as stressing continuing teacher planning cycle. CSI, the progeny of experience. With the new school year (American High School) in everydevelopment, promoting student “SIP” or, School Improvement just under way, optimism is running sport possible. That would really toplearning and working closely with the Program, helps administrators focus on high at TAS. The Warriors football things off.” Ad goes here
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  • 25. Sept. 1, 200630 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily Week The Phrase of the Week : “How long does it take from here to Gangnam?” Yogiso Gangnamkkaji olmana gollimnikka? from here to Gangnam how long does it take Vocabulary 4 o’clock ‘neshee’ 5 o’clock ‘dasotshee’ 6 o’clock ‘yosotshee’ Week Situation of the Week : Moving around Town Could you tell me where to get Naeril koseso alnyo jushigesumnikka? off? Where can I get a bus to Myongdong ganun bosurul odiso Myongdong? tamnikka? Does this bus go to City Hall? Ee bosu Shichong kamnikka? At which station do I have to Odiso garataya hamnikka? change? When is the earliest train of Chotchaga onje issumnikka? the day? When does the last train Makchaga onje issumnikka? depart? Korean Expression of the Week Week : Arms bend inward. Paleun aneuro gupneunda. Area I holds English camp Charity begins at home.