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Morning Calm Weekly Newspaper -  060929

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Published by the U.S. Army’s Installation Management Command....

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    • P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF KOREA Sept. 29, 2006Volume 4, Issue 48 The Morning Calm Area II Radio Town Hall Area IV volunteer Weekly will not publish answers community questions received DA-level an edition Oct. 6 due to award the Chuseok holiday. Page 9 Page 25 The next issue will be on newsstands Oct. 13. Soldier, DA8th Army’s top Soldier, NCO moves to DA boardBy Cpl. Lee Yoon Joo the result of much practice and study, and he2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs credits his NCOs with helping to prepare him. CAMP RED CLOUD — Soldiers strive to be “Before my first board, Master Sgt. (Olanda)the best, and there is one 2nd Infantry Division Tolliver, my NCOIC, held a mock board whichSoldier who plans to prove he is the best Soldier really helped me see what it is like and got mein the U.S. Army. His name is Spc. Corey Luffler, used to the procedures when entering,” Lufflerfrom 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery, 1st Heavy said. “After I won the Division board, CommandBrigade Combat Team, 2ID. Sgt. Maj. (James A.) Benedict set up training for Luffler competed in the 8th U.S. Army Soldier me at Camp Red Cloud.”of the Year board the first week of June at Camp After the competition, there will be a coupleCarroll and won. days where the participants get a chance to go As the 8th U.S. Army Soldier of the Year, he is sightseeing around the city.qualified to run for the Department of the Army “I am now at the point where I really need toSoldier of the Year. Luffler, as well as Sgt. Dustin PFC. OH KYO DAE start kicking it up a notch because theW. Jorrick, 52nd Medical Logistics Command, Spc. Corey E. Luffler, Headquarters nad Headquarters Battery, competition is just around the corner and I am8th Army NCO of the Year, will represent 8th 1st Battalion, 15th Field Artillery, takes the Army Physical Fitness getting a little nervous,” Luffler said.Army at the Department of the Army Soldier and Test during the 8th U.S. Army Soldier of the Year competition in Cpl. Eun Soo Park, Headquarters andNCO of the year boards Monday thru Oct. 8 at June. Luffler will represent 8th Army in the Deaprtment of the Headquarters Company, 20th Area SupportFort Lee, Va. Army-level Soldier of the Year competition next week. Group, was the 8th Army Korean “One of the hardships I went through at the pain for the rest of the competition, but luckily Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldier of the8th Army board was when we were on the Night the Army Physical Fitness Test was already Year. He will not compete at DA with LufflerLand Navigation Course and I fell into a two-foot over.” and Jorrick, as there is no KATUSAhole and rolled my ankle,” Luffler said. “I was in Luffler’s success at the 8th Army board was competition at the DA level. NEO exercise set for Oct. 26-29 USFK Public Affairs emphasize taking the time to Special to The Morning Calm Weekly process through one of our YONGSAN GARRISON evacuation control centers,” — U.S. Forces Korea will said Maj. Juan Zavala, chief, conduct Courageous Channel USFK NEO. “We try and Skywalker Skywalker 2006-2, a semi-annual improve each exercise, so noncombatant evacuation noncombatants will see some operations exercise, Oct. 26- changes from previous A Korean acrobat gets a bird’s 29. Courageous Channel is a exercises. This time, we will eye view of the Hannam Village regularly scheduled exercise offer incentives and include pets Festival, as he performs a and is unrelated to any current in the NEO process.” tightrope walk Sturday during or specific events. “Including pets in the NEO event. The festival drew nearly This exercise will test the rehearsal process is important 1,000 members of the military command’s NEO plans and because it helps pet owners and Seoul communities and procedures for a short-notice prepare themselves and their featured a vareity of Korean evacuation from the Republic pets; it allows them to consider cultural activities.For photos and of Korea. This is a joint training the details involved in moving related story, see Page 16. exercise that will involve Army, pets through the ECC,” said Air Force, Navy and Marine Maj. Mark Richie, commander, Corps personnel. 129th Medical Detachment. “The goal of this “Involving pets in the exercise Courageous Channel remains to also helps the Veterinary process 100 percent of our Services ensure there is a safe, Department of Defense smooth, humane system in affiliated noncombatant place to effectively reunite pets community. The key to success with their owners. is ensuring that people know “It’s important that everyone about the exercise and that STAFF SGT. MARK PORTER commanders at all levels See NEO, Page 4
    • Sept. 29, 20062 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MP Blotter Chuseok: Korean Thanksgiving The following entries were excerpted from the Area II Public Affairs According to the book “Samguk peninsula. military police blotters. These entries may be Special to The Morning Calm Weekly Sagi” or “The History of Three Once travelers arrive at their incomplete and do not imply the guilt or M ost countries and Kingdoms” by Kim Bu-sik, ancestral homes, often after 12 innocence of any person. ethnic groups written in A.D. 1132, Chuseok hours of driving or more, the Area 1 throughout the world originated during the ancient true celebration begins. Robbery, Aggravated Assault – Sept. 16, traditionally celebrate the fall Shilla Dynasty, when a month- The first item on the list of person(s) unknown kicked Victim 1 and hit him/ harvest with holidays, such as long weaving contest was held. things to do is to visit the her in the head and face, knocking him/her Thanksgiving Day observed in For the contest, the king divided ancestors’ graveyard to mow the unconscious. When he/she awoke, he/she the United States. the capital city into teams and grass and spruce up the site. discovered $200 was missing from his/her wallet. Korea is no exception. appointed princesses to lead This is referred to as beolcho. It Victim 1 went to his/her barracks room and did Chuseok, along with the Lunar them. The king announced the should be done at least a day not seek medical treatment for his/her injuries or New Year, is one of Korea’s most winner on the day of the eighth before the actual holiday. report the incident to the Military Police until important holidays. full moon and the losing team The night before the holiday, Sept. 17. Sept. 17, Victim 1 was treated and Koreans traditionally celebrate had to provide food, drink and family members gather together released from the Troop Medical Clinic for severe a plentiful harvest, pay respect to entertainment at a party for the to prepare special holiday food swelling around his/her eyes and a concussion. their ancestors and wish for whole city. to bring to the grave for charye, Korean National Police declined jurisdiction. another good year at Chuseok, The tradition gradually evolved an ancestral ritual service. Investigation continues by Criminal Charye is conducted early on the which is Oct. 6 this year. The into celebrating the annual fall Investigation Division. holiday falls on a different date harvest and remembering morning of Chuseok, with Rape, Indecent Acts upon a Child – each year because it is celebrated ancestors. By the 15th century everyone in the family dressed in Preliminary investigation by the Otsego County in accordance with the lunar Joseon Dynasty, the holiday their hanboks, the traditional Sheriff’s Office revealed while Subject 1 was on leave, Victim 1 alleged Subject 1 grabbed and calendar. evolved to the format that is Korean costume. pulled Victim 1 on top of Subject 1 and forced Chuseok is the 15th day of observed to this day. The most important aspect of Victim 1 to engage in sexual intercourse. Victim 1 lunar month of August, which Traditionally, families travel to the holiday, however, is to have further alleged Subject 1 digitally penetrated may be the reason for the the hometowns of their the opportunity for everyone in Victim 1. Sept. 20, Subject 1 was advised of his/ holiday’s other name, Hangawi. forbearers to celebrate Chuseok. the family to visit their ancestral her legal rights and interviewed, admitting to “Han” meaning great or big, and Since a majority of Koreans homes and have a good time digitally penetrating Victim 1. However, Subject “gawi” meaning middle or center. live in metropolitan areas, together. In modern Korean 1 stated the digital penetration was consensual The origin of Chuseok goes millions of vehicles pour onto society where people are so and Subject 1 denied having sexual intercourse back to the times of the Shilla the nation’s highways during the busy dealing with day-to-day with Victim 1. Investigation continues by OCSO Dynasty (57 B.C. - A.D. 935) of holiday period leading to near issues, the holiday provides and CID, with OCSO as the lead investigative the Three Kingdoms Era. gridlock throughout the them with an opportunity to agency. relax and to think about the Area 2 importance of family. Driving under the Influence of Any Intoxicant For foreigners who would like – Subject 1, operating a Privately Owned Vehicle, to get a taste of what Chuseok is was stopped at a KNP checkpoint when KNP all about and enjoy the holiday detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage “Korean style,” the Korean Folk emitting from Subject 1. Subject 1 was Village near Seoul offers various administered a Portable Breathalyzer Test with a holiday activities Saturday- result of 0.062 percent Blood Alcohol Content. Wednesday, including special Subject 1 was detained and transported to the Yongsan Main KNP Station where KNP cited performances, traditional games him/her with KRTL Article 44-1 (Prohibition of and the opportunity to Drunk Driving). Subject 1 was released into MP experience traditional lifestyles. custody on a CJ form 2. Subject 1 was For information regarding administered a series of Field Sobriety Tests, transportation, hours of which he/she failed, and was transported to operation and others, visit the 121st General Hospital where he/she consented Korean Folk Village Web site at to further blood alcohol testing, with results www.koreanfolk.co.kr or call pending. Subject 1 was transported to the 031-286-2116. Yongsan PMO where he/she was advised of his/ (Editor’s Note: For additional her legal rights, which he/she waived, rendering DAVID MCNALLY opportunities to experience a written sworn statement admitting to the above Many Korean graves adorn the hills on Camp casey. The families who once owned the Korean culture, contact the area offense. Subject 1 was further processed and land are allowed special permission to visit the graves and to perform ceremonies. Morale, Welfare and Recreation released to his/her unit. This is a final report. During the Korean Chuseok holiday, it is customary to visit ancestors’ graves to pay office, or the installation Army respect. Community Service office.) 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. 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    • The Morning Calm Weekly News Sept. 29, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 3 Air Force PT gear deadline looms All airmen required to have Holiday Travel AdvisoryTravel during the first week of Octobermay be slowed due to annualcelebrations for Dangun Nal new workout uniform by Sunday(Founder ’s Day - Tuesday) and By Senior Airman Stephen CollierChuseok (Korean Thanksgiving -- 8th Fighter Wing Public AffairsThursday, Oct. 6-7). Drivers are KUNSAN AIR BASE — Beginning Sunday, each airmanencouraged to avoid travel onexpressways and national highways worldwide will be required to own the Air Force’s new physicalSaturday through Oct. 9. training uniform. The gear, first made available to airmen deploying to Southwest Hard Copy LESs Asia in November 2004, can be purchased from Military Clothing Stop in October Sales in the Base Exchange.Effective in October, the Yongsan Each airman must have at least one running suit, two T-Finance Office will no longer shirts and two pair of shorts.distribute hard copies of individual Also beginning Oct. 1, enlisted airmen can expect to receive AIR FORCE STAFF SGT. NATHAN GALLAHANLeave and Earnings Statement. an increase in their clothing allowance to offset the number of Airman 1st Class Chris Heinze takes a look at the Air Force physicalSoldiers will have to access their LES mandatory T-shirts and shorts from two sets to three. The training uniform Wednesday at Military Clothing Sales in the Baseand Mid Month Net Pay Advice via extended uniform will be mandatory beginning in October 2007. Exchange. PTU pieces are in stock now.a personal MyPay account. With For most, the money to purchase the PT gear came several front and in the back. The corresponding T-shirt has its ownMyPay Soldiers can access their LES, months ago, and for some, over a year has passed. The funding, safety features, to include the new Air Force emblem in astart allotments, make changes to part of a boosted annual uniform allowance, allowed reflective pattern on the back side.their Thirft Savings Plan, view paid servicemembers the flexibility to purchase the gear at their leisure. But what of those who procrastinate? Options are limited,travel vouchers and much more. Those joining the Air Force in the last two fiscal years need but since a run on the Kunsan military clothing store can beFor information on how to access an not worry about purchasing the gear, as they should have been expected for late purchasers, members can special order theirLES via MyPay, call or visit the issued them in basic training. Officers, on the other hand, do size for pick up at a later date.Yongsan Finance Office in Bldg 2254 not receive an annual uniform allowance and are expected to Osan is the only other military clothing store on the peninsulaor visit the office Web site at http:// purchase the gear as soon as possible if they haven’t already. that caters to bluesuiters. If that isn’t enough, airmen can try175fincom.korea.army.mil/176th/ The new gear, replacing the basic training-issued sweat pants the AAFES Web site at www.aafes.com.index.html for the MyPay link. and shirt with the word “ Air Force” on the front, gives way to Several off-base vendors are known to sell the PT gear. lighter fabric made from mostly synthetic material. The shorts According to AFI 36-2903, airmen can purchase their gear from United Through ReadingUnited Through Reading is available and running pants both have reflective stripes down the outer a commercial vendor if the gear has a U.S. Air Force certificationto all active-duty military edge while the jacket features a reflective “V” shape on the label. If there is no label present, the vendor is unauthorized.servicemembers. The USO will providethe book and film you while readingthe book. The organization will then Yongsan Fall Festivalsend the book and video to your childback home. The tradition of reading set for Oct. 14 By Steve Davisbedtime stories at night can continue. Area II Public AffairsCall the USO programs department forinformation. YONGSAN GARRISON — The annual Yongsan Fall Festival and AFN-K Service Community Parade will be held Oct. 14 Interruption a Possibility on Yongsan South Post.Viewers and listeners of American The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at theForces Network-Korea may experience commissary and proceed west along Xbrief interruptions to television and Corps Boulevard to the Collier Field Houseradio broadcasting service as the fall area. The parade will feature Area II“sun outage” period occurs between Commander Col. Ron Stephens as GrandTuesday through Oct. 12. Marshal, as well as the Seoul AmericanThis event will affect all satellite High School king and queen and Area IIcommunications worldwide. volunteers of the year.Interruptions could include complete A prize of $200 will be awarded in each PVT. MIN SOO JUNloss of signal for as much as several Eighth U.S. Army’s Command Sgt. Maj. Barry C. Wheeler, presents coins to Staff Sgt. Ramonia of six categories, including best vehicleminutes. The disruption occurs when Brown, senior operations food sergeant, and 1st Lt. Richard A. Wukmir, food service officer, entry; best marching entry; mostthe sun’s position aligns withbroadcast satellites and satellite 702nd Brigade Support Battalion, Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Castle, Sept. 22, humorous entry; best musical entry; bestreceivers on Earth. This interruption as winning members of the Army’s Best Small Garrison DFAC team in Korea. children’s entry and best military theme. “We have a lot of entries already, butoccurs twice a year – in the spring andfall time periods. This fall’s most severe honored Connelly competition winners honored there’s room for more,” said Mario Farrulla, Area II recreation director.broadcasting interruptions areprojected from Thursday thru Oct. 8. By Capt. Stacey Ouellette garrison, small garrison and field Farrulla said he hopes more militaryFor information, call Capt. Paradon 8th U.S. Army Public Affairs kitchen competition, which is feeding units participate in the parade. To enter,“Sil” Silpasornprasit, AFN Public YONGSAN GARRISON — Eighth in field operations. The difference call Farrulla at 738-5254.Affairs officer, at 724-3282 or 02-7914- U.S. Army recognized 2nd Infantry between garrison categories is actual The festival, which will include food3282, or e-mail at Division and 19th Sustainment dining facility capacity of 401 or more booths, vendors, contests, games andparadon.sil@afn.korea.army.mil. Command (Expeditionary) for winning for the large, and 400 or less for the professional entertainment, will be open top spots in Korea’s version of the 39th small garrison. 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Williams Avenue Correction Annual Phillip A. Connelly competition The 702nd Brigade Support next to Collier Field House and on SoccerOn Page 16 of the Sept. 22 edition of at awards ceremony here Friday. Battalion, Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Field #12. The festival will feature “Kid’sThe Morning Calm Weekly, the 2nd Lt. Gen. David P. Valcourt, 8th U.S. Division, Camp Castle, placed first for Land,” complete with inflatable games,Combat Aviation Brigade Dining Army commanding general, presented the small garrison category; balloon clowns and a variety of activities.Facility was listed as offering a An 18th Medical Command awards for the winning and runner- Headquarters and HeadquartersCustomer Appreciation Meal every Community Health Fair and the First up teams who competed in the Support Company, Special TroopsThursday. In fact, the DFAC offers a Annual Korea-wide Retiree Appreciation peninsula-wide Connelly competition Battalion, 2ID, Camp Red Cloud, placed“Soul Food” meal each Thursday. We held during this summer. Day will be held in conjunction with theregret the error. Categories of competition are large See Connelly, Page 4 fall festival. Visit the Area Web site for information.
    • Sept. 29, 20064 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly Young Airmen Young and Old YNSN HECTOR ROJAS-ALVARADO Air Force Gen. Paul Hester, commander of Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, and Airman Richard S. Mordecai, 51st Mission Support Squadron, Osan Air Base, prepare to cut the birthday cake celebrating the 59th birthday of the U. S. Air Force. The Birthday Ball was held at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul Sept. 16. More than 600 airmen and their guests attended from across the peninsula, including Kunsan and Osan air bases.NEO from Page 1makes the commitment to participate exercise the latest generation of the NEOand to see the process firsthand,” added Tracking System. The purpose ofCapt. Mike Pokhai, USFK NEO logistics exercising the NTS is to improve operatorofficer. proficiency and demonstrate performance One of the keys to maximum improvements in the system’s ability toparticipation is making sure the word track noncombatants as they movegets out, particularly because personnel through the evacuation process fromturnover means new family members Korea to the repatriation sites in theand other noncombatants eligible for continental United States.evacuation arrive regularly,” “Just like with any other mission here Specially designated NEO wardens in Korea, preparation is key. It’s extremelyare trained by units to inform and assist important for sponsors, NEO wardens andthe noncombatants during the noncombatants to work together, takingevacuation process. Prior to assembling advantage of this training opportunity toat evacuation control centers Oct. 26- get their NEO paperwork and bags29, NEO wardens are required to prepared and ready for any contingency”,contact all of their families and complete Pokhai said.a 100 percent inspection of NEO kits. “The recent evacuation of non-Unit commanders are also tasked with combatants from Lebanon highlighted themonitoring the status of noncombatants complexities of an operation this size. Thewithin their charge during the exercise critical aspect [of] our success is theto ensure maximum accountability and participation of noncombatants,” saidparticipation, Hardin said. Zavala. “Actually testing the system is the During the exercise, approximately only way to validate our NEO training.90 volunteer noncombatants from Although we experienced great successseveral areas in the ROK will also this past spring, our goal is 100 percentparticipate in a limited, government- participation during all Courageousfunded relocation to a safe haven. This Channel exercises.will allow the command to perform the “This will help in providing realisticfull range of tasks it would execute training for both our military personnelduring an actual short-notice who execute the mission andevacuation. Noncombatants who are noncombatant personnel who must knowinterested in participating in the trip what to do in an emergency situation,” heshould contact their NEO wardens or added.Area NEO representatives as soon as It is mandatory for all DOD-affiliatedpossible, but no later than Oct. 7. noncombatants to participate in the Courageous Channel 2006-2 will again exercise.Connelly from Page 3first among large garrison participants; deliver it and serve it ... can do a501st Sustainment Brigade, 19th whole bunch in terms of influencingSustainment Command (Expeditionary) the morale, the welfare and the overallwon in the field kitchen category. readiness of our battalions, or “Our Soldiers and civilians that companies and brigades.”serve in our dining facilities uniquely The Korea winners for thistouch our formations three times a competition will represent 8th U.S.dayValcourt said. “Everyone has to eat Army and Installation Managementand the fact that they can positively Agency-Korea Region Office at theinfluence by taking pride in what Department of the Army-levelthey’ve prepared, taking pride as they competition later this year.
    • Sept. 29, 2006 Page 5Area I fetes America’sHispanic HeritageBy Jim Cunningham here and definitely a time to celebrateArea I Public Affairs the difference the Hispanic culture has CAMP STANLEY—Warm made in our society.”weather, the merengue and the great Mexican food was abundant at thesounds of salsa music filled the air event. “We have roast pig and manywith excitement Saturday at Camp favorite Mexican dishes here today,”Stanley, when Area I celebrated said Sgt. 1st Class Jesus Rodriguez,National Hispanic Heritage Month. Oriental Gardens DFAC manager and “You are going to find yourself chef. “All this took more than a day ofimmersed in culture here in Korea,” preparation, but I always enjoysaid Col. Forrest Newton, Area I cooking for this event.”garrison commander, during his Sgt. Maj. Andres Ortiz, Heavyaddress to the celebrating Soldiers. Brigade Combat Team, was the guest JIM CUNNINGHAM“Today we are celebrating our speaker. Sgt. Maj. Andres Ortiz, Heavy Brigade Combat Team, and 1st. Sgt. Mary Maczco,Hispanic background. “I would like to start by thanking Warrior Readiness Center, help a future Soldier cut the cake commemorating “The best way to describe America everyone who put this event together: National Hispanic Heritage Month at Camp Stanley Saturday.is to imagine it as a many-cultured Sally Hall of the United Service celebrate and contribute to help Latino the Hispanics in the U.S. military.”fabric that is woven together, which Organizations,; 1st Sgt. Mary Maczco youth. By helping Latino youth realize He said Hispanics leave a proudgives it strength. That resulting fabric from the Warrior Readiness Center; their dreams, they develop the heritage for future generations.we call the American culture. One of Exchange Car Sales; and all the leadership for Hispanic Americans’ “More recently Hispanics havethe biggest parts of that fabric is our volunteers that contributed their time,” future.” made their mark in politics, publicHispanic heritage and that is what we Ortiz said. The Hispanic race has paid the service, entertainment, industry,are celebrating today,” Newton said. The celebration is not about any price to be called Hispanic Americans, organized sports, business and There have been so many one individual, but of all those Ortiz said. “Hispanics have played a science, as well as the militarycontributions made by the Hispanic Hispanic men and women who paved role in each of America’s conflicts service,” Ortiz said. “Hispanics havepeople to our culture that have shaped the way for those serving today in the since 1781 at Yorktown to currently been awarded 39 Medals of Honor tous since we were small children, and Army, Ortiz explained. on the streets of Baghdad, Afghanistan date, more of the nation’s highestit’s a good thing to recognize and “Hispanic Heritage Month events and every war in between,” Ortiz said. military honors than any othercelebrate them, Newton explained. are significant,” he said. “They bring “Hispanics have fought and died to identifiable group in our country.” “Enjoy yourself and have fun,” together leaders of all sectors, public earn the right to be called HispanicNewton said. “It is a beautiful day and private and nonprofit to dialogue, Americans and paved the way for all E-mail james.f.cunningham@korea.army.milAttack battalion cuts ribbon to new FRGBy Capt. John Hewitt division commander for maneuver, in processed2ID Fires Brigade as a new family would and were treated to a CAMP CASEY — On an unseasonably cool Sept. FRG summation by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Butler,6 evening the 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery, battalion communication chief.Attack Battalion, unveiled their newest edition -- a After the summation, the party moved to theresource center -- to Warrior Country. Thunder Inn Dining Facility for a pre-deployment “What started as a janitor’s closet now provides brief. The unit used the battalion live-fire and fieldmany options and informs many more people,” said training exercises as a training vehicle to evoke,Sgt. Gregory Scarborough, Battalion FRG ensure and practice family readiness.Noncombatant Evacuation Operations and FRG The theme of the evening was “deployment well-liaison. being in war and peace.” The new resource center was opened in front of Agencies from Camp Casey, USO and ACSfamily, friends and agencies of the Area I and Camp provided informational briefs and set up kiosks andCasey community. The ceremonial ribbon cutting 2ND LT. NICOLAS MANNERS tables with pamphlets and brochures. The briefswas done by Donna Coggin (2nd Infantry Division Lt. Col. Keith Bean, commander of the 1st Battalion, 38th Field introduced new and seasoned families to the generalCommander Maj. Gen. James Coggin’s wife), Artillery, delivers the opening message before the ribbon cutting procedures of deployments, various supportAngela Bean, Family Readiness Group leader, for the new FRG resource center Sept. 6. Picture, left to right, agencies and the importance of readiness.Michelle Rouen, Lacy Marberry and Staff Sgt. are: Bessie Wilburn, Angela Bean, Michelle Rouen and Staff The battalion deployed to the field for two weeks.Puente Rodrigues, FRG liaison, all members of the Sgt. Puente Rodriguez. “At the end of it all the battalion successfullybattalion’s FRG staff. baked at the Camp Casey Pear Blossom Cottage. trained from the front and supported the families Recent readiness issues in the battalion brought “The resource center is a culmination of mission from the rear,” said Sgt. 1st. Class Bryan Matthews,the decision to open the readiness center to Lt. and family,” Bean said. “We are committed to resource center NCOIC.Col. Keith Bean, battalion commander. He augmenting and improving Soldier and family The FRG Resource Center is open to all families,initiated guidance for a room that would readiness.” spouses and Soldiers of the Attack Battalion 24encompass many features of an Army Community “We are here to strengthen families and ensure hours a day, seven days a week.Service center in the battalion area. Many they are self-reliant and sufficient, if and when the “Families and spouses can in process thededicated Soldiers and spouses came together time comes,” added Angela Bean. facility, update personal information and receiveand helped create the room. After the ribbon cutting, the official parties newsletters from battery and battalion Families and friends were treated to an moved through the resource room, and were commanders,” Bean said.assortment of finger foods donated by the Dragon introduced to the in-processing procedures.Hill Lodge and confections by Marberry and Rouen, Coggin and Brig. Gen. John Johnson, assistant E-mail james.f.cunningham@korea.army.mil
    • Sept 29, 20066 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area I The Morning Calm Weekly Golf Course Advisory Council Meeting The Camp Casey Golf Course Advisory Council meeting will be held Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Club House dining area. Soldiers, DA civilians, contractors, and course members are invited. The meeting will provide a forum for input from members and Soldiers to improve the golf course operations. For information, call 730-4884. Volunteers Needed at Camp Casey Clinics Volunteers are needed for the Troop Medical Clinic and the Dental Clinic at Camp Casey. Persons who are bilingual are very much needed. Contact American Red Cross at 730-3184 for information. ARC Open for Chuseok, Columbus Day The American Red Cross will be open during Chuseok and Columbus Day and available during normal business JIM CUNNINGHAM hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday Col. Matt Merrick, commander, Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, briefs Soldiers and dependents Sept. 13 during the Family Readiness Group through Friday. meeting. Fire Prevention Week “Prevent Cooking Fires: Watch What You Heat” is the message of this year’s FRG meeting delivers information to Fires Brigade Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8 through 14. By Jim Cunningham for that; we must maintain this bond we have with Soldiers Spread the word that more fires start in Area I Public Affairs the kitchen than in any other part of the and spouses. We must foster the bond we have with them home. CAMP CASEY — When members of the Fires Brigade for the time that they are here, so that when they PCS to come together for a Family Readiness Group meeting, the somewhere else they will have had a good experience with Wash Rack Canteen information dispatched helps remove the fog of confusion the Army. The FRG is like glue that holds the Army together.” Looking for Volunteers for Soldiers and family members. It take a large effort from many people to pull all the Camp Casey Red Cross is looking for “These meetings are a component of our readiness,” said information together and make sure everyone gets the word volunteers to help support the Camp Col. Matt Merrick, commander of the 2nd Infantry Division of when and where the meetings will be held and the topics Casey Wash Rack Canteen. For Fires Brigade. “For the families that live in and around Camp to be covered. information, call Sandra Chambers or Casey and are a part of our unit; we pull them in on a quarterly “This is a big meeting for the Fires Brigade,” said Toy Sheila Grayson at 730-3184. basis to do a command information presentation.” Curry, FRG coordinator. “We want to make sure that Merrick explains there are many themes discussed during everyone in the battalion gets the information from today’s MWR Price Increase these meetings that help families understand what is going on meeting at the same time.” Effective Monday, Area I Morale, in daily Army business, as well as the benefits for family Many important topics were covered as well as food Welfare and Recreation facilities will members. and a door prize given away. adjust prices of assorted beverages to “We are going to talk about family advocacy at this meeting,” In addition, Joe Gall from Family Service Center talked parallel prices throughout Korea and Merrick said. “A lot of our Soldiers are married to third country about family advocacy, visa and passport information for other CONUS MWR facilities. the Soldiers and spouses, and Hee Jung Sackett from Army nationals, and we need to discuss citizenship rights. The secret in Korea is that you have to do repetitive events because you Career and Alumni Program discussed Army Family Team Closings at CRC, Stanley cannot get everybody in on the same schedule.” Building. and Casey for Chuseok The FRG is an important function for Soldiers’ readiness “This plan allows the Soldiers and family to talk about CRC golf course will be closed Thursday and Oct. 7; CRC, Holly’s and their family members. what is working, and what is not working for the Army’s Lounge will be closed Oct. 6; CRC “There are four elements to command: leading, caring, well being,” Sackett said. Bowling Center will be closed maintaining and training. Believe it or not, the FRG touches “When a Soldier and his family go to another unit and Thursday and Oct. 7; Camp Stanley all four of those,” Merrick said. “For leaders, we have to they see the Family Readiness Group they will say: ‘Hey, Bowling Center will be closed Oct. 7. make sure our Soldiers and families are taken care of; caring I’ve been to these meetings before’ and feel more at home,” Additionally, CRC Mitchell’s Club will is obvious, they are in our community and we have to make Merrick said. be open 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, sure we provide for them; training, our noncombatant 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 6, 7, 8 and 5 p.m. to evacuation exercise, we have to make sure they are prepared E-mail james.f.cunningham@korea.army.mil 11 p.m. Oct. 9. CRC Golf Course will be Myung Jin Commercial Bus Schedule Chuseok Holiday Thursday tthru Oct. 8 hru open 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 7, 8 and 9. CRC Holly’s Lounge will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 7, 8 and 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 9. CRC Bowling Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 6 and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 8 and 9. Camp Stanley Bowling Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 6, 8 9. Camp Casey Gateway Club will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, and from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 6; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Oct. 7; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 8; and 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 9. **Thurs. only (Oct. 5) ***Fri. & Sat. only Note: The arrival times are subject to change based on traffic conditions
    • Area IThe Morning Calm Weekly 7 Sept. 29, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweeklyCFC kicks off at Red CloudBy Jim Cunningham giving opportunity to Department of Newton said. “I can’t give enoughArea I Public Affairs Defense military members and civilians money by myself to really make a CAMP RED CLOUD — When the stationed overseas, explained Staff Sgt. difference for something I really believeArmy gets involved in making sure a Von Kittrell, Human Resources. This in. Of all the things I have given to incampaign is successful, the job gets year’s campaign begins Monday and my life the CFC has never been a wastedone in a special way. runs through Dec.1. of money.” “When you are involved in the “This is not about feeling good,” Payroll deduction makes itCombined Federal Campaign, 100 Newton said. “This is about giving part convenient for donors to give by lettingpercent contact is not good enough,” of yourself to an organization that can a person spread their contribution acrosssaid Col. Forrest Newton, Area I go out and do something you think is the entire year, Kittrell explained. Last JIM CUNNINGHAMgarrison commander. “What I suggest important. We need you to get out there year, more than 75 percent of all CFC- Col. Forrest Newton, Area I commander, signsyou do is sit down and study the and talk to people. Give to something O funds raised were given through the first pledge to begin Camp Red Cloud’sdifferent types of organizations that are you think is important.” payroll deduction. Of course, one time Combined Federal Campaign for 2006.supported and understand them. There In 2005, more than $32,185 was cash or check donations also are The CFC-O Website recently hasis one organization that only needs three returned to installations in Korea to accepted. The CFC-O volunteers at the been updated to include this year’spercent of the funds they raise for support programs like installation unit level will have pledge cards and the campaign information, real-life storiesadministrative purposes.” picnics, playground equipment, youth contributor brochures, and will be able from servicemembers and civilians The CFC-Overseas is the second sporting equipment and family support to answer individual questions during serving overseas who have benefitedlargest of more than 300 Combined center activities, Kittrell said. By simply the campaign. from member charities, a search engineFederal Campaigns. It is the only writing “FSYP” on your pledge card There will be a drawing for a new to assist in finding a preferred charity,authorized solicitation of employees in where you list your preferred charity Harley-Davidson motorcycle, two as well as all campaign materials. Thethe federal workplace on behalf of or charities. airline tickets and a $1,000 savings bond web address is www.cfcoverseas.org.charitable organizations. The CFC- “It’s all about taking care of each for everyone that contributes to theOverseas specifically provides an annual other and taking care of yourselves,” CFC-O. E-mail james.f.cunningham@korea.army.mil Volunteers sought for NEO flyaway By Area I Public Affairs United States Forces Korea will conduct Courageous Channel 06- 2 Oct. 26-29 to exercise procedures focusing on registration and evacuation of Department of Defense affiliated noncombatants from Korea to a safe haven. As part of the exercise, volunteers will be relocated out of the country at the expense of the government. To volunteer, contract your Area I Noncombatant evacuation operations coordinator, Staff Sgt. Jon Higgins at 732-9519 as soon as possible. It is mandatory for all DOD affiliated noncombatants to participate. The goal is to review noncombatant evacuation operation packets for accuracy and completeness. MARGARET BANISH-DONALDSON For information, contact Capt. Kimberly Carmickle at 732-6524. (from left) Kil Kwang-chun, Area I director of community relations; Myung Yong-kuk, president, Friends of Camp Casey Chapter; Brig. Gen. Tom Landwermeyer, 2nd Infantry Division assistant division commander for supply; Col. Forrest Newton, Area I garrison commander; Kim Jin- young, secretary of People to People, Uijeongbu Chapter; Senior Superintendent Heo Nam- seok, Korean National Police; and Hong Soon-young, president, Association of the U.S. The Front Gate Army UJB Chapter, unwrap boxes of goodies for the Uijeongbu enclave Korean National Police that stand outside the gates of the UJB enclave. Community members show support for KNP By Margaret Banish-Donaldson of the Korean War, the KNP have Area I Public Affairs been valuable in security CAMP RED CLOUD – The operations with the U.S. Armed Korean National Police have Forces in Korea. been a valuable asset to the In addition to the regular U.S. Armed Forces since 1950 police functions of law during the Korean War. The enforcement, investigation and KNP helped move more than public safety, the KNP is 500,000 refugees to safety responsible for riot control, south of Seoul, thus enabling countering student the Republic of Korea Army demonstrations and other public and the U.S. Army to organize disorders. a controlled offensive campaign Today, they keep vigilance against North Korean forces. outside the gates of U.S. military Ever since those crucial days installations in Korea. E-mail banishm@korea.army.mil
    • Sept. 29, 2006 Page 9Area II Radio Town Hall Meeting answers questionsBy David McNally Other topics covered included the transition of U.S.Area II Public Affairs civilian employees to the new National Security Personnel YONGSAN GARRISON — Area II officials took to System.the airwaves Monday morning to answer questions on Area II Civilian Personnel Director Ken Stark said102.7 Eagle FM in a quarterly radio town hall meeting. while some employees in Area II would move to the Area II Commander Col. Ron Stephens responded to new system starting in December, the majority woulde-mailed questions and telephone calls. Stephens and transition by October 2007.acting Area II Sergeant Major Master Sgt. Darryl Wright A question also came in about the July taxi strike bysat in the studio while key Area II staff members and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service contractor.community leaders listened nearby. As callers asked “I will tell you that AAFES went above and beyondquestions, subject matter experts jumped into the during the strike,” Stephens said.conversation. “That strike did catch everybody off guard,” said The show started off with a question about command AAFES Northern Region General Manager Betty O’Brien.sponsorship and the future of Yongsan Garrison. “We realized how valuable that service was, especially “Command sponsorship is actually going to increase during monsoon season.”when we move to Camp Humphreys,” Stephens said. O’Brien said AAFES is taking steps to procure a“We’ve already got in the works plans to increase family second taxi company to come on post and help duringquarters.” peak hours. “This will also be a contingency plan should There’s a timeline, Stephens said, with the date of a strike occur again,” she said.Yongsan’s eventual turnover still to be decided. The one-hour radio program served as an opportunity “We don’t know when we’re leaving,” he said. “We for the Area II leadership to put out information.have to be able to maintain this post as if we’re going to Wright encouraged community members to attendbe here for many years to come. We’re not going to be the Area II Hispanic Heritage Month celebration noon-able to build new buildings, but as far as maintaining the 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Main Post Club. He alsoinfrastructure, our goal is to keep everything we can as highlighted the Area II kickoff ceremony for thenice as we can.” Combined Federal Campaign 11:30 a.m. Monday at the “I’ve heard about the flu vaccine,” said one caller. Main Exchange. “There will be a plan in place,” answered Col. William The next radio town hall is scheduled for January. DAVID MCNALLYBachand, the medical representative. “The flu season Area II Commander Col. Ron Stephens prepares to takekicks off here in October.” E-mail mcnallyde@korea.army.mil questions Monday at the Eagle FM radio studio.Yongsan Commissary celebrates families Commissary Korean holidays to bring traffic, closuresArea II inaugurates Area II Public Affairs Officefirst Family Day party YONGSAN GARRISON — Due to increased traffic during theBy Pvt. Kim Sang-wook Korean Founders Day and ChuseokArea II Public Affairs holidays, Area II road conditions will YONGSAN GARRISON — More be “Amber” Wednesday and Oct. 9,than 100 Area II community members and “Red” Thursday thru Oct. 8.enjoyed a Family Day celebration party Officials encourage military driversSaturday at the Yongsan Commissary. to avoid expressways and avoid The commissary hosted the event with unnecessary off-post drivingcontests and other fun activities. Winners altogether.walked away with gift certificates. Many Area II and Yongsan “It was our first Family Day party Garrison facilities and offices willfor the community members,” said the close. The following facilities will beYongsan Commissary Deputy Director open as indicated:Myong Brown. “We planned lots of Yongsan Main Exchange: Openevents to encourage families to have Thursday and Oct. 7; Open noon-dinner with their children.” PHOTOS BY PVT . KIM SANG-WOOK 6 p.m. Oct. 6. Community members enjoy a Family Day party Saturday at the Yongsan Commissary. The The commissary offered free food Yongsan Commissary: Open commissary offered contests and activities, as well as free hot dogs.during the event. Thursday and Oct. 7; Closed Oct. 6. “We’re here to recognize National abuse, and may lower stress. Town House Food Court: OpenFamily Day,” Brown said. “Since The commissary set up a booth to Thursday thru Oct. 7.President Bush announced the advertise and persuade families to dine Main Post Mini-mall: Open Thursdayimportance of parental involvement with together more often. and Oct. 7; Closed Oct. 6.the children last year, we tried to give a “It was a wonderful day to enjoy the Yongsan Filling Station: Openhand to the community.” Family Day party,” said U.S. Forces Korea Thursday and Oct. 7; Closed Oct. 6. Family Day is an annual event held J2 Col. Mark McLaughlin. “Our children Dragon Hill Shoppette: Open untilthe fourth Monday of September to enjoyed the whole variety, like the face 9 p.m. Thursday; Open 11 a.m.-6emphasize families. painting, fun activities and hot dogs.” p.m. Oct. 6; Opens 7a.m. Oct. 7. Research by the Center on Addiction “There were lots of family members Hannam PX: Open Thursday andand Substance Abuse shows the positive and good support from the whole Oct. 6; Closed Oct. 7.effect of frequent family dinners. community,” Brown said. “We have a plan Visit http://area2.korea.army.milFrequent family dinners can prevent for next year’s Family Day celebration.” for a complete list of holiday hours. Area II children participate in an apple-children from getting involved with drug E-mail sangwook.kim@korea.army.mil bobbing contest.
    • 10 Sept. 29, 2006 http://area2.korea.army.mil Area II The Morning Calm Weekly NEO wardens prepare for exercise Korea America By Cpl. Lee Yang-won Friendship Concert Area II Public AffairsContinuing a tradition of being “Good YONGSAN GARRISON — MoreNeighbors,” the Korea America than 250 servicemembers gathered Sept.Friendship Society will sponsor a free 15 to learn about the latest NoncombatantGangnam Symphony Orchestraperformance 7 p.m. Friday at the Seoul Evacuation Operation warden training andAmerican High School Auditorium. an overview of the upcoming Courageous Channel exercise. Volunteer Ceremony The training informed and certifiedThe Army Community Service newly appointed NEO wardens for theirVolunteer of the Quarter ceremony respective units at the Multipurposewill be held 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Training Facility.Community Services Building, “It is mandatory training coveringRoom 118. the duties, roles and responsibilities of a NEO warden,” said Area II NEO Holiday Bus Schedules Coordinator Sgt. 1st Class StephenThe Yongsan-Osan-Humphreys and Delcorro. “The wardens should alsoYongsan-Casey bus routes will be become aware of how to fill out theaffected by the Korean Chuseok necessary forms throughout thisHoliday. For information, visit the training.”Area II Web site (http:// Delcorro said NEO wardens must CPL. LEE YANG-WONarea2.korea.army.mil). make sure they prepare family members Area II NEO Coordinator Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Delcorro addresses the crowd Sept. 15 during and Department of Defense affiliated the Noncombatant Evacuation Operation warden training. Yongsan Fall Festival contractors for the upcoming exercise “I hope the NEO wardens update and Company Post Office NCOIC Sgt. Parade Oct. 26-29. encourage the community members to Liliana Concepcion. “I learned theEnter the Oct. 14 Yongsan FallFestival (Columbus Day) Parade and “The goal is to have the participate in the Courageous Channel necessary items for the exercise,win $200 in six categories: Best noncombatant members fully prepared 06-2,” he said. “By doing this, we can evacuation points, and the steps to takingVehicle; Best Marching; Most and get maximum participation from have a more precise projection of what family members to a safety haven.”Humorous Float; Best Childrens them,” Delcorro said. “It is important the expectations are for the upcoming Concepcion also said the training willGroup; Best Musical; and Best that they know their NEO packets for exercise in October.” help community members evacuate in aMilitary Unit. the exercise.” The training comprised two sessions timely manner with minimal risk in real-For information, call Eric Yim at 741- He said this kind of preparation helps throughout the day. life situations.6473 or 010-5822-6597. the NEO officials implement the “This was a very detailed training; so exercise better. I liked it a lot,” said 19th Adjutant General E-mail yangwon.lee@korea.army.mil Sexual Assault HotlineThe 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotlinephone number is DSN 158. From offpost or cell phone, call 0505-764-5700. Expectant mothersIndividuals may also call Area IISexual Assault ResponseCoordinator Leah Holland at 738- find refuge at cottage3034 or 010-8697-4869. By Susan Silpasornprasit Area II Public Affairs Case Lot Sale YONGSAN GARRISON — For some expectantThe Yongsan Commissary will have a mothers, Yongsan Army Garrison offers a room with acase lot sale 9 a.m.-7p.m. Saturday and view -- a view of the 121st General Hospital.10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. For information, To many families preparing to welcome a child, the viewcall 736-3084. is a comforting one. Two cottage-style facilities, located in the shadow of the post hospital, are designated for Quartermaster Laundry women who are in their last month of pregnancy and theirThe Quartermaster Laundry will close families.Tuesday and Thursday through Oct. Staying in these quarters allows the women to attend7 for Korean holidays. For information, their medical appointments at the clinics more readily —call 736-4397. DAVID MCNALLY this can prove a valuable asset for pregnant women living at other military installations who are undergoing treatment Sgt. Roque Castro, his wife Diana and daughter spend the final days Aikido Classes of waiting for their new baby at the Yongsan facility Sept. 19.Aikido provides a way to keep fit and at Yongsan.learn effective martial arts skills. Eight apartment-style facilities are available inside the “I’m very happy we’re here,” Diana said.Classes are ongoing 6:30-8 p.m. two buildings. Some are private quarters, while others offer Sgt. Desiree Bradley, a Soldier from Camp Humphreys,Tuesdays and Thursdays, and noon- shared bathroom and kitchen amenities. Both offer close is a first-time occupant and soon to be first-time mother.1:30 p.m. Saturdays at Trent proximity to the post hospital to better meet the medical “I decided to stay here to be closer to the hospital,” sheGymnasium. The classes cost $40 per needs of their guests. said. “It’s very comfortable.”month. For information, call at 010- Pregnant women and their families travel from A brief excursion to the cottages proves very popular8671-4213. surrounding military installations to stay in these cottages among the very pregnant. while they receive treatment at Yongsan. “There’s a constant turnover of families,” said Army Area II Ethics Training Diana and Sgt. Roque Castro felt the trip to the garrison Community Service Director Les Toth.The next ethics training is 1-2 p.m. was worthwhile. The couple and their young daughter The needs of the families are assessed to determineTuesday at Balboni Theater. This is traveled from Camp Casey, typically a two-hour bus ride, who stays in the cottages, he said.an annual training requirement for all to be closer to the 121st General Hospital while Diana However long the stay, the ACS staff wants it to be aArmy personnel. For information, call awaits delivery. This is the second time the Castros stayed pleasant experience.723-6631. in the cottages, and they said they’ve seen a lot of “We asked ‘how do we make the facilities pleasing and improvements since their visit two years ago. comfortable for the occupants?’” Toth said. Area II Web site The answer came by way of a recent contest, in which “There’s more privacy now,” Sgt. Castro said. “It’sFor more community notes, news and like a hotel room, very nice.” units and groups were invited to adopt a room to furnish.information, visit the Area II Web site The Castro family has their own television, kitchenetteat http://area2.korea.army.mil. and private bathroom this time around. See Cottage Page 12 Cottage,
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area II Sept. 29, 2006 http://area2.korea.army.mil 11‘The Black Widow’ demonstrates pool skills CFC set to kick By David McNallyBy Pvt. Kim Sang-wook Area II Public AffairsArea II Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — YONGSAN GARRISON — The Combined Federal Campaign isFormer world pool champion Jeanette almost ready to kick off. More thanLee, also known as “The Black 50 unit coordinators and key personsWidow,” showed her best pool shots met Sept. 22 at the Multipurposeto the Area II community Sept. 18 at Training Facility to learn how thethe Main Post Club Uptown Lounge. program works. The 2006 CFC Lee’s appearance brought together season is set to begin Monday.more than 100 community members “We need to do everything thatto the pool table. Lee showed off trick we can to inform each and everyshots, and even invited community federal employee about themembers to challenge her. campaign,” said CFC Korea Randomly picked people from the Coordinator Marvin Sanders. “Ourcrowd play pool with the former goal is 100 percent contact.”champion. The motto of this year’s campaign “I think I’m lucky because this is my is “Make a world of difference.”second time playing with Jeanette,” said PHOTOS BY PVT . KIM SANG-WOOK With more than 1,800 charitiespool challenger Brandon Soliven. “It Jeanette Lee, also known as “The Black Widow,” shows her world-champion moves to the Area in the CFC, servicemembers andwas a very close game.” II community Sept. 18 at the Main Post Club Uptown Lounge. federal employees have a lot of Soliven played Lee during her last she suffered since age 13, Lee played choices.exhibition in Feb. 18 at the Navy Club. pool for three hours standing in front “There’s something in the CFC In all, 10 challengers played pool of the table and giving pool tips for the for everyone,” Sanders said.with Lee. She took down all the crowd. “Anyone can contribute,” saidchallengers with her world-winning “It was awesome,” said Master Installation Management Agencyskills and experience except for one. Sgt. Franklin Wright. “I have learned Korea Region Office Key PersonShe lost one game by sinking the eight many tips about pool today.” Mark White, “But, nonappropriatedball. After the show, Lee promised the fund employees, Korean “The crowds were excited, and all crowds that she would not leave until employees, U.S. contractors andthe shots went very well tonight,” Lee everyone got an autograph and a poster. even Korean Augmentation to thesaid. “I have a history of back “My next stop is Camp Casey,” Lee U.S. Army Soldiers cannot beproblems and my back is hurting a said. “I will come again as often as the solicited in the same way aslittle bit, but everything was smooth military invites me.” servicemembers and DoDand it was very comfortable cominghere to stay in a nice place.” See CFC Page 12 CFC, In spite of her back pain, which E-mail sangwook.kim@korea.army.mil Lee takes aim at the Main Post Club Sept. 18.
    • 12 Sept. 29, 2006 http://area2.korea.army.mil Area II The Morning Calm WeeklyKorean police tour installationBy Steve Davis Following greetings, doughnuts, coffeeArea II Public Affairs and a video about the ROK-U.S. Alliance YONGSAN GARRISON— They and the relocation of Yongsan Garrisonstand guard outside the walls of Yongsan to Camp Humphreys, the group boardedGarrison in monsoon downpours, sticky tour buses for a glimpse of the garrisonsummer heat and the toe-biting cold of they guard.winter. They are young men who have Stops included the Heritage Center,chosen to fulfill their two-year military where they were briefed by Cpl. Yoonservice requirement as members of the Jong-ho about U.S. Medal of HonorKorean National Police. recipients, whose portraits and They see scores of people enter biographies line the walls. They also tookgarrison gates and leave, but many are a one-hour windshield tour of Yongsanunsure of what is on the other side of the Garrison and Camp Coiner beforewall. stopping at the Three Kingdoms Inn dining During a Sept. 18 Area II KNP facility to lunch with U.S. and KoreanAppreciation Day, 120 Yongsan-gu police Augmentation to the U.S. Army Soldiers.officers got a chance to find out. Then they watched “Mission They were greeted by Area II Impossible 3” at the Multipurpose TrainingCommander Col. Ron Stephens at the Facility and ate popcorn and other treats.Moyer Community Services Center. To Park Soo-seok, 26, it was familiar “We know your job is not an easy one,” territory. He had attended William PatersonStephens said. “You are out there 24-7 University in New York City for five yearsno matter the weather, always on guard, and received a bachelor’s degree inalways alert.” finance before returning to Korea to fulfill Stephens said he wanted the group to his military obligation.know the difference they make. “I’ve been on Yongsan Garrison a “You are part of the alliance, and part couple of times before. And, having livedof our team,” he said. in the U.S. for so long, seeing an American Stephens presented Certificates of post is not a big surprise,” Park said.Appreciation to KNP personnel selected Lee Jae Young, 21, thought otherwise.to represent the group for their “It’s a totally different environment,”outstanding performance. Assistant Lee said, comparing on- and off-postinspectors Kim Kwang-tae and Lee Tae- communities. “It’s so well designed.”kyu, both career policemen, and Cpls. The Area II Support Activity hostsPark Soo-seok and Lee Jae-young, activities for Korea National Police severalserving their two years of service, were times a year.applauded by their colleagues as Stephenspresented the awards. E-mail davisst@korea.army.milCFC from Page 11employees.” Last year, the CFC brought in $285 Sanders briefed unit coordinators and million in donations, $16 million camekey persons on pledge cards. from CFC donators overseas. “There are a lot of different areas here Sanders said the CFC offersthat you’ll have to pay close attention confidence, convenience and choice.to,” he said. The Department of Defense screens During the two-hour training session, CFC charities to ensure they meet highSanders and White covered everything standards and maintain overhead costscoordinators and key persons would less than 25 percent. Sanders saidhave to know to make the 2006 CFC because of these screenings donors cancampaign a success. be confident about where their money “Last year we had a lot of pledge is going.cards kick back because we didn’t have The CFC is an American tradition,signatures or had incorrect social Sanders said.security numbers,” White said. “President Eisenhower saw the need White explained in detail how pledge to put many different charities under onecards should be filled out. umbrella,” he said. “In 1961, President Sanders also said it is important to Kennedy signed the CFC into law.”document how much units give toensure proper recognition of donors. E-mail sangwook.kim@korea.army.milCottage from Page 10Sponsors added furniture, DVD players and the NCOA Dragon Hill Chapter willand televisions. There was also a contest oversee the funds for the cottages.for best-looking room. The families currently using the lodging “Each room has a different theme are already noting the changes being made.depending on who sponsored it,” Toth said. Sgt. Benny King, a Bradley mechanic Improvements to quality of living from Camp Casey, and his wife and twocontinue to be made. children made a return visit to the cottages Last week, the Fisher House last week. They said they were glad to beFoundation, an organization that creates staying in the upgraded facilities.comfort homes built on the grounds of “Without it we’d be making the tripmajor military and veteran medical centers, back and forth,” he said. “We reallydonated $20,000 to the program. The ACS appreciate the service.”
    • Sept. 29, 2006The Morning Calm Weekly http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 13Don’t get in over your head with flood claimsBy Capt. Cesar B. Casal servicemembers to alleviate the damaged, not for items that are only so the claims program will not pay forMilitary Claims Division stresses of military life, such as wet. Items generally don’t break or them if they get damaged there. (Editor’s Note: This article will frequent PCS moves and life on become unusable simply because they The lesson here is to take care ofcover damage caused by water and military installations. are wet. Many items that become your valuables and store them infloods, which occur regularly during When you bring a household goods waterlogged are still usable once proper places. Of course, this isn’tthe summer months each year. The or theft claim, you’re not “suing” the cleaned and dried. absolute. If, for example, a massivesuggestions in this article are merely government, but merely asking for The claims office will not pay for flood occurs that leaves four feet ofguidelines. The amount you receive on money, which the government pays items that are, or would have been standing water in your quarters, thena claim will depend on the specific because it wants to. salvageable but were ruined because the outcome would likely be different.facts surrounding your claim.) In most cases, the government of the claimant’s actions (or The specific facts of each claim will Bad things happen. In fact, they seeks reimbursement from a third inactions). For example, if the determine if a claim is payable.happen quite frequently. party — such as carriers, who claimant leaves items sitting in water Damage to POV Here in Korea, the climate, the actually caused the damage to your for an extended period of time and The claims office handles Privatelycultural differences and the distance property. they were permanently damaged as a Owned Vehicle flood damage claimsfrom the United States can contribute Flood Claims result, his actions would constitute somewhat differently than floodto the stress of recovering from a The government expects claimants negligence. The claims office will not damage in quarters. An individual isdisastrous event. A good to protect items from water damage pay to replace them. rarely at fault for water damage inunderstanding of the Army claims and to minimize their damage claim. Secondly, the government will only quarters, because most waterprogram can counteract these We are now coming out of the pay for items damaged in a damage is a result of bad plumbingaggravating factors and help get life monsoon season, so the possibility of “reasonable” manner under the or the weather.back on track. flood and water damage to your circumstances. Most POV flood damage claims,Army Claims System quarters is a possibility. Take a situation where a pipe however, arise from negligent The Army claims system is not The good news is that flood and bursts in a Soldier’s quarters and actions: parking in a flood proneinsurance. A common misconception water damage is generally payable. A leaves an inch of standing water. A area or attempting to drive through ais that the Army claims system is natural phenomenon (a hurricane) or a claim for water damage to the rug flooded road.“standard military property insurance” man-made one (burst pipes) may would probably be payable, because The inquiry for POV flood claimsmuch like Soldiers Group Life cause water damage, but the source rugs are expected to lie on the floor. is fact specific. In many casesInsurance is standard military life isn’t an issue in most cases. The same holds true for sofas and though, POV damage from drivinginsurance. The SGLI is insurance that There are limitation to what a furniture. through a flooded area or parking in ayou pay a premium for every month. claimant might seek and in what A claim for damage to an Ipod or a flood-prone location will not beYou don’t pay premiums for the situations the Army is likely to honor laptop computer left on the floor, in payable. Here in Yongsan, flood proneclaims program directly. a claim. most cases, would probably not be areas are clearly marked, so avoid Congress created the military First, a claimant can only request payable. Why? The floor is not a parking or driving in those areasclaims system as a benefit for payment for items that are actually reasonable place to store these items, during heavy rains.
    • Sept. 29, 200614 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly Sept. 29-Oct. 5 My Super The Last Kiss The Last Kiss My Super John Tucker Ex-Girlfriend Miami Vice R Miami Vice R Ex-Girlfriend PG-13 PG-13 Must Die PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 The Covenant The Covenant The Covenant John Tucker No Show No Show No Show PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Must Die PG-13 The Last Kiss The Last Kiss Talladega Nights: Talladega Nights: The Last Kiss Miami Vice R Miami Vice R PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Legend of Ricky Legend of Ricky Bobby PG-13 Bobby PG-13 John Tucker The Last Kiss My Super The Last Kiss John Tucker Lady in the Clerks II R Ex-Girlfriend Must Die PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Must Die PG-13 Water PG-13 PG-13 Idiocracy Idiocracy Idiocracy No Show No Show No Show Miami Vice R R R RThe Last Kiss — ((Zach Braff, My Super Ex-Girlfriend Ex-Girlfriend The Descent — (Shauna Tucker John Tucker Must Die Step Up — (Channing Tatum,Jacinda Barrett) (Luke Wilson, Uma Thurman) MacDonald, Natalie Mendoza) (Jesse Metcalfe, Sophia Bush) Jenna Dewan)A contemporary comedy-drama Everyone’s had a painful parting of Six girlfriends meet in a remote part When three popular girls from Tyler is a rebel from the wrong sideabout life, love, forgiveness, the ways with a romantic partner. We of the Appalachians for their annual different cliques discover they’ve all of Baltimore’s tracks. Nora is amarriage, friendship...and coming pick up the pieces and move on. caving trip. The girls soon learn that been dating the school stud, they privileged ballet dancer attendingto grips with turning 30. But for one New York guy, it’s not Juno, the thrill-seeking leader of the band together to seek revenge. Baltimore’s ultra-elite Maryland going to be so easy. When he breaks expedition, has brought them to an Despite the jerk’s charm and ever- School of the Arts. When trouble with up with his girlfriend, he discovers unexplored cave and that as a result growing popularity, the girls cleverly the law lands Tyler with a community his ex is actually the reluctant no one knows where they are to scheme with the help of the service gig at Maryland School of the superhero, G-Girl. A scorned come rescue them. The group inconspicuous new girl in town, to Arts, he arrives as an angry outsider, woman, she unleashes her super splinters and each push on, praying soil his reputation and break his until his skills as a gifted street powers to humiliate and torment for another exit but there is heart. dancer draw Nora’s attention. Now, him. something else lurking under the as sparks fly between them, both earth. on and off stage, Tyler realizes he has just one performance to prove that he can step up to a life far larger than he ever imagined. Idiocracy No Show Lady in the Clerks II R No Show No Show No Show R Water PG-13 The Guardian The Guardian The Guardian Nacho Libre Nacho Libre World Trade World Trade PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG PG Center PG 13 Center PG 13 Miami Vice R Miami Vice R Miami Vice R Little Man Clerks II R No Show The Guardian PG 13 PG-13 Lady in the The Guardian My Super Miami Vice R Miami Vice R Clerks II R No Show Ex-Girlfriend Water PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 The Guardian The Guardian The Guardian Miami Vice R Miami Vice R Miami Vice R Barnyard PG PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 The Devil The Devil The Guardian Garfield II: Tail of Garfield II: Tail of Wears Prada Wears Prada Click PG-13 Click PG-13 PG-13 Two Kitties PG Two Kitties PG PG-13 PG-13 The Ant Bully The Ant Bully The Ant Bully You, Me & You, Me & The Lake The Lake PG PG PG Dupree PG-13 Dupree PG-13 House PG-13 House PG-13
    • Sept. 29, 2006The Morning Calm Weekly http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 15Remembering days of future past By Chaplain (Maj.) David W. Acuff It is certainly true that Soldiers, and toward the other end. I looked in on my knew the residents of every house.Fires Brigade, Camp Casey those that love them, understand this first grade classroom, then down a They were all here. But we all know the F or the first 18 years of my better than anyone. Moving trucks are couple of windows to the second answer. Of course they’re not here life, I lived in the same place. parked in the street; we say hello. Soon grade, around to the other side for the now. I had the same neighbors. I orders come. The moving trucks third grade. I got real familiar with that Many of them are no longer at anywent to the same locale for return; we say good bye. room, did that one twice. I look into the address. They now know a truth that allelementary, middle and high school. This creates a “sameness” deficit. window of each year of my life. Each of us will learn. It is not a truth we like,And the word “same” is the operative There is something in us that wants room revived long-lost memories. but we come to face it nevertheless.word. Nothing changed. Everything some things to stay the same so that we But while visiting my old school, I “Heaven and earth shall pass away,was permanent. have some reference points, some also notice changes. Where did all the but my words shall not pass away.” I But gradually, over time, beginning things we can count on. old playground equipment go? There is often seek for things that were. And inwhen I left Nashville for the first time, I Several years ago I returned to a lot of new classroom construction doing so, I come to encounter the onlybegan to realize that all of that, all of Nashville after a long absence. One and I don’t like that at all. Who gave the one that remains from those times.that sameness — it was an illusion — night I made a trip to the terrains of my permission to change this place? Only one remains at all. It is onlydid not exist. heart where so much of my life had But the problem was not just that God that does not change. It is God When I came on active duty in the been formed. I left my car in a dark some things had changed. There were alone that is the reference point. It is heArmy, I moved to the polar opposite of parking lot and, like a burglar, I moved problems with the things that remained. alone that endures. And it is in him alonemy childhood “sameness.” In the Army along the side of a building I occupied In the 1960s the school had been new. that we find that place where time noI began to realize that not only does for 12 years. Now it was faded, peeling and sagging. longer does its damage to us and toeverything change — it changes I started from one end of the I got into the car and drive home on those we love.violently fast. building and moved through the years the route I walked for so many years. I Area I Worship Services Catholic Camp Stanely Chapel Sunday 11 a.m. Camp Casey Memorial Catholic Mass 10:30 a.m. Camp Casey West Chapel Chapel, Stanley Chapel Sunday 9 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel 11 a.m. Camp Hovey Chapel, 2 p.m. Camp Casey Chapel 9:30 a.m. Camp Hovey Chapel Stanley Chapel, Camp Noon Camp Casey West Chapel Casey Crusader Chapel Latter Day Saints 1 p.m. Camp Stanley Chapel Sunday 2 p.m. Cp. Casey Crusader Korean Services Chapel Protestant Sunday 7 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Protestant For information on Bible study groups and other religious services and Sunday 10 a.m. Camp Casey Stone Chapel, Godspell activities, contact the Area I Chaplains Office at 732-6466. Ad goes here
    • Sept. 29, 200616 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm WeeklyHannam Village celebrates festival Nearly 1,000 turn out to celebrate start of autumn By David McNally Area II Public Affairs HANNAM VILLAGE — Blue sunny skies turned the 2006 Hannam Village Festival into the place to be for hundreds of Area II community members Saturday. The event drew nearly 1,000 people anxious to celebrate autumn and relax for a day. The Hannam Village sports field became sort of a market square with food booths, pottery demonstrations, childrens activities and Korean cultural exhibitions. People shopped for Buddhist arts, tried traditional Korean food and lined up for face painting. “I was impressed,” said U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Eric Metzger. “It was very Members sport a unique safety vest with their logo. well done, and a good idea.” Metzger and his wife Rebecca saw a flyer earlier in the week about volunteering to participate in a traditional Korean wedding ceremony. “The whole object was to learn about Korean culture,” he said. “So, we decided to Kim only renew our wedding By Pvt. not Sang-wook vows IIfromAffairs but to learn about the Area Public 2000, culture.” Under a canopy on the ball field, PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLY Koreans dressed the Metzgers in Song Nam-hong (left) teaches Jaaron Fowers, 9, Korean pottery techniques Saturday at the 2006 Hannam Village Festival. traditional Korean wedding outfits complete with makeup (for Rebecca). As the Koreans walked the Metzgers through the ceremony, a translator explained to the crowds the meaning behind each step. Metzger said there was a lot of symbolism to the ceremony. At another booth children lined up to dump military police volunteers in a dunk tank. The idea was to raise awareness for the D.A.R.E. program - Drug Abuse Resistance Education. For entertainment, a Korean troupe of “Salmunori” performers marched around the field banging traditional Korean drums and gongs while whipping a long piece of cloth from their hats in a circle. The impressive display brought applause from the American audience. Youth center girls give a ballet performance. Rebecca Metzger (right) prepares to participate in a traditional Korean wedding ceremony. “The festival is always exciting,” said Hannam Village Army Community Service Outreach Coordinator Yves Guillaume. With tightrope walking, see-saw games, martial arts demonstrations and kite making, there was no shortage of events for both children and adults. The see-saw was more like something out of a circus, as performers Shun Xiang-chun and Li Ju-hua propelled each other high into the air. “We were out there most of the day,” Eric Metzger said. “We stayed until we got sun burned.” Performers Shun Xiang-chun (right) and Li Ju- The festival was a joint project by hua practice jumping on a see-saw. The jumps Area II Morale, Welfare and Recreation put the girls more than 20 feet in the air. and Korean organizations responsible for administering Hannam Village. Area II community members and Korean Korean acrobats perform an impressive feat of E-mail mcnallyde@korea.army.mil neighbors enjoy the festival. tightrope walking during an exhibition.
    • Sept. 29, 200618 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly Charlie Daniels Band comes to Korea Korea Region MWR within a month and platinum shortly Special to The Morning Calm Weekly after. YONGSAN GARRISON – Charlie signed a $3-million deal Hardcore Country and hard-edged with Epic Records in 1976 – the Southern rock legend Charlie Daniels largest ever given to a Nashville star will be touring Army installations at the time. Under the label he released Area II Pool League throughout Korea Oct. 18-22. “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” The Area II Pool League is seeking Daniels, known for his signature which became a Platinum single, new members. The group meets at 7 “bull-rider” hat and belt buckle, has topped country and pop charts, won p.m. each Tuesday at the Main Post been a fixture in the music scene since a Grammy Award, earned three Club, Harvey’s Lounge and the Navy he began writing and performing in the Country Music Association trophies Club -- all on Yongsan Garrison. 50s. He is best known for “The Devil and became a cornerstone of the Membership is open to ID Went Down To Georgia” which won movie soundtrack to “Urban cardholders, family members, retirees, the Grammy Award for Best Country Cowboy.” The song helped its Department of Defense civilians or Vocal Performance in 1979 and accompanying album, “Million Mile contractors and individuals reached No. 3 on the charts. Reflections,” reach platinum success. sponsored by ID cardholders. For Subsequent hits included “The Other albums include “Full Moon, more information, call Brent Abare at South’s Gonna Do It Again” (1975), The Charlie Daniels band – A Decade 723-3691. “In America” (1980), “The Legend Of Of Hits,” “Me And The Boys,” Wooley Swamp” (1980), and “Still In Charlie Daniels “Powder Keg,” “Simple Man,” Home for the Holidays Saigon” (1982). “Christmas Time Down South,” Be sure to enter the Home for the Born in Wilmington, N.C., to a Later he went on to become a “America,” “I Believe In You,” “The Holidays drawing sponsored by lumberjack, his music has stayed true session musician in Nashville and Door,” “Steel Witness, “Charlie MWR and US Airline Alliance. Those to his Southern roots. Influences played on three Bob Dylan albums Daniels: The Roots Remain,” “Blues interested may fill out an entry form such as Pentecostal gospel, local during 1969-1970: “Nashville Hat,” “By The Light Of The Moon: to enter to win a round-trip ticket to bluegrass bands and the rhythm and Skyline,” “New Morning” and “Self Campfire Songs And Cowboy Tunes,” the United States. Forms may be found in the local MWR facility, blues of country radio stations shaped Portrait.” “Fiddle Fire/25 Years Of The Charlie newspaper, or on the MWR Web site. his musical style. His breakthrough was leading the Daniels Band,” “Tailgate Party,” “Road Deadline to enter is Oct. 12. Call 723- Skilled on the guitar, fiddle and Charlie Daniels Band on the hit Dogs,” “How Sweet The Sound-25 3730 for information. mandolin, Daniels formed a rock ‘n’ “Uneasy Rider” on the 1973 album Favorite Hymns And Gospel Greats,” roll combo and began touring shortly “Honey In The Rock.” Two years “Redneck Fiddlin’ Man,” and Battle of the Runway after graduating from high school. later they released “Fire On The “Freedom And Justice For All.” The first Battle of the Runway Fashion During the tour he connected with Bob Mountain,” featuring “Long Haired The Charlie Daniels Band – Show will be held at The Underground, Johnston to write the song, “It Hurts Country Boys” and “The South’s composed of Bruce Brown, Tz Yongsan Garrison, Oct. 8. The event will Me,” which Elvis Presley recorded. Gonna Do It Again” - which went gold DiGregorio, Pat McDonald, Charlie be 7-11:30 p.m. Admission is $10. For Hayward, Chris Wormer and Charlie ticket information in area I or II, call 010- 7570-1964 or 010-2308-2724. In area III Concert Schedule Daniels – is known for their instrumental dexterity and has become or IV, call 010-6307-7527 or 010-5584- The schedule for Charlie Daniels Band concerts in Korea is as follows: notorious for their down-home, good- 5722. 7 p.m., Oct. 18, Camp Walker’s Kelly Gym old-boy attitude. They continue to be 8 p.m., Oct. 19, Camp Casey’s Carey Gym a big concert draw. BOSS Bargain Weekend 7 p.m., Oct. 20, Camp Humphreys Community Activity Center The concerts are sponsored by Sign up for the Better Opportunities 7 p.m., Oct. 21, Yongsan Garrison’s Collier Field House Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and for Single and unaccompanied 8 p.m., Oct. 22, Camp Stanley Block Party admission is free. For information, Soldiers’ Bargain weekend to Mount For information, contact the local Morale, Welfare and Recreation office. contact the nearest MWR office. Sorak. Package includes round-trip transportation via bus, two nights lodging, five sightseeing tours, and five meals all for $99. Space is limited so register early at the nearest CAC. Soldier Show seeks talent, technical suppor t support Korea Region MWR events, with emphasis on musical variety. The following 8th Army Photo Contest Special to The Morning Calm Weekly format is recommended: a spoken introduction, a Awards Ceremony Nominations are being accepted for performer and minimum of two songs of contrasting styles, and a Winners of the 8th U.S. Army Photo technician positions for the 2007 Army Soldier Show. segment devoted to additional talents such as dance or Contest will be presented awards at a Vocalists, dancers, musicians, and specialty acts are instrumental performance. Musician nominees must also ceremony beginning at 3 p.m., Oct. amongst those sought. Also in demand are lighting, audio, submit an audio tape of good quality. 25. The event will take place in the For technician nominees, a technical video, costuming, and stage technicians. Yongsan Arts & Crafts Center and experience resume including experience in The Army Soldier Show is a highly integrated, high- winning pieces will be exhibited. energy ensemble production, offering a sound, lighting, wide array of popular music and stage construction, carpentry and TMCW Submissions spectacle. stage management must be To have an event featured in The Morning Calm Weekly’s News & Performers and technicians with submitted. It is also strongly Notes, e-mail information to past experience in theatric leadership, recommended to submit any morningcalmweekly@korea.army.mil. teambuilding, and mechanical or photos of past work. Performers Items may also be mailed to: electrical aptitude will also be considered for other positions may include technical expertise in their resumes. IMA-KORO Public Affairs such as stage manager, etc. All nominees must have a minimum of 90 days time in PSC 303, Box 51 All nominations must include the following: name, rank, service remaining after completion of tour. APO AP 96204-0051 SSN, unit address, duty phone, email address, and area(s) Nominees must be deployable worldwide as the Army All submissions should include a of specialty for performer (singer, dancer, etc) or areas(s) Soldier Show will tour overseas areas. point of contact name and telephone of specialty for technician (lighting, audio, carpentry, Nominations should reach the following address no later number. Submitted material is subject electrical work, etc). In addition, an official DA photo or than December 29, 2006. US Army Soldier Show, Attn: to editing to ensure it meets similar photo and copy of current enlisted or officer record 2007 Selection Committee, PO Box 439, Fort Belvoir, VA Department of the Army and brief must be included. 22060. 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    • Sept. 29, 2006 Page 21Wonju fire departments train for HAZMAT emergencies departments HAZMAT Camp Long firefighter Kim Pil-ho (R) works with Chao Chong-pil to patch a leaking cylinder. completed six-week hazardous materials “They carry a cylinder repair kit,” training course. said Minetti. “In this case they’ll use it “We had 25 local national firefighters to apply a patch to the side of the cylinder from both Wonju [installation] fire and stop the leak.” departments complete the course,” said After patching the leak in just under Jeffery Minetti, chief of training at the the 20-minute limit, the team retreated Camp Humphreys Fire Department. to a mass decontamination shower to “There were 12 people from Long and rinse off the majority of the 13 from Eagle. contaminates. This unit resembles a giant “The training included a refresher outdoor shower. Next they entered a course on HAZMAT awareness and small pool where they were scrubbed operations,” said Minetti. “Both are down from top to bottom. defensive options. “Once they go through “We then taught them to be HAZMAT decontamination the suite comes and technicians – an offensive option where every particle of clothing must come they actually learned how to go in and off,” said Minetti. “Everything goes into stop the leaks.” an over pack which is located behind PHOTOS BY F. NEIL NEELEYCamp Long firefighters Kim Pil-ho (left) and Chao Chong-pil, place a patch on a leaking cylinder. Minetti explained that there are three them and they are then given a gown toThey were the first of two teams to secure the hazard. zones of contamination. “You’ve got the wear.” hot zone which has the hazardous After going through decontamination,By F. Neil Neeley Response Team swiftly took action and material in it,” he said. “You’ve got the the entry team then returns to the coldArea III Public Affairs set up a command post at a safe distance warm zone where your personnel zone to brief a second team who will CAMP LONG – A delivery truck from the “hazard.” decontamination point is set up, and then complete the mission by returning to thecareened around a corner on Camp No, this dramatic accident didn’t you step out of the personnel hot zone to place the patched cylinderLong last week sending a cylinder of really happen; it was a scenario played decontamination area into the cold zone. into a sealed container.liquid chlorine flying off its rear. The out as part of a training drill by the camps That’s where we’re all standing now The second team then goes throughcylinder landed hard enough on the Long and Eagle fire departments. with no protective suits on.” the personnel decontamination processasphalt to puncture a hole in it, releasing If it had been a real-life emergency, A two-man entry team was the first as did the first.chlorine gas, quickly producing a “deadly the Camp Long HAZMAT Response into the hot zone and they worked in The final step is taken by the postcloud.” Team would have been able to effectively tandem to stop the leak. hazardous materials office. “It’s their The Camp Eagle Hazardous Material handle the threat thanks to a recently “Both team members don a double- responsibility to collect the damaged layered suit in the cold zone and are cylinder and dispose of it,” said Minetti. totally protected from a hazardous environment,” he said. “Each suit is self contained and has about an hour of oxygen,” Minetti said. “The team is allowed 20 minutes in the hot zone to repair the leak. Once they do that, their part of the mission is complete and they are pulled back to a personnel decontamination point where they are thoroughly scrubbed down.” In this scenario Minetti identified the gas leaking from the cylinder as chlorine by using a portable device used for identifying different gases. “It gives different reading depending on what gas is present,” he said. “In this case, I checked it out and relayed the results to the entry team.” After inspecting the leak, the entry Camp Long firefighter Kim Pil-ho checks outCamp Long firefighters Kim Pil-ho (center) is scrubbed down at the decontamination point. team sets about repairing it. the leaking cylider..
    • 22 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Sept. 29, 2006 Area III The Morning Calm Weekly Courageous Channel 06- Wonju hosts Hangul class 02 Area III Public AffairsGet your NEO Packets Ready. CAMP LONG – Camps Long andCourageous Channel 06-02 will be Eagle invited 30 senior students of Wonjuheld at the Community Activities Welfare Center’s Hangul class to visitCenter, Bldg. 110, from 6 p.m. Oct. 26 the installation Sept. 13.thru 6 p.m. Oct. 28. Contact Your NEO Maj. Bruce L. Townley, installationWarden or Dave Hartsfield at 754- commander, and his staff provided them6735 for information. with a windshield tour of Camp Long facilities, and then took them to the IG Positions in Area II Camp Eagle runway to show an Apache and Area III helicopter belonging to the 1-2 AviationUSFK and Eighth Army Inspector Regiment.General’s Office is looking for officersand NCOs to become Inspectors Capt. Preston Pysh, and Spc. CharlesGeneral in Areas II and III. Soldiers Kwon, both of the 1-2 Avn. Regt., guidedin the rank of major (Branch the Apache tour.Immaterial) and Sergeant first class “It is such a wonderful opportunity(MOS 42A/42L and 92Y) are eligible. to see an Apache helicopter so close upThere is also an opening for an on a U.S. military base,” said Cho Hung-Inspector General position in the rank sang, president of Wonju Welfareof captain (Career Course graduate Center’s Hangul class. “This is a partand successful company-level of our field study. I saw every studentcommand) at Camp Humphreys. look happy and so impressed. They willCall 725-6739 for information. tell today’s wonderful thing to their children and grandchildren.” Election Day - Nov. 7 “I won’t forget this,” she added, andServicemembers, family members I really appreciate the U.S. military COURTESY PHOTOresiding abroad, and DOD civilian personnel who give us such a great Capt. Preston Pysh, (center) and Spc. Charles Kwon (far left) of the 1-2 Aviation Regimentoverseas, can register to vote and opportunity today.”request an absentee ballot by filling guided the Apache tour.out a Federal Post Card Application.Go to www.fvap.gov to access theFPCA and other information aboutvoting overseas or see your unitVoting Assistance Officer. Army Family Action Plan ConferenceThe Army Family ActionPlan Conference is scheduled forNov. 3. This is an Army program foreveryone. The term “Army Family”encompasses Soldiers, familymembers, retirees and civilians that COURTESY PHOTOare integral to the Army way of A Community Relations, Military-KNP-Military partnership sports event and barbecue took place on Soldier’s Field Sept. 22. The Area IIIlife. Contact Diana Reynolds for commander hosted U.S. units, Korean National Police, Capital Corps, ROK Air Force and the ROK Army.more information. The AFAPconference is a fun way to make adifference in the Army way of life. AAFES Chuseok Hours HAES students vote for their favorite lunch By F. Neil NeeleyCamp Humphreys Area III Public AffairsClosed Oct. 6: Clothing sales, JangMi and Zoeckler shoppettes, Pizza CAMP HUMPHREYS – HumphreysHut, Subway and Charleys Steakery, American Elementary School studentsall concessions and other food got the chance to vote for their favoriteannexes. lunch entrees Sept. 22, as part of theReduced hours: Main exchange, School Nutrition Association’s NationalSorak shoppette, Burger King, School Lunch Week celebration.Popeye’s and Taco Bell. Students were able to vote for theirCamps Long and Eagle, Suwon Air favorite lunch item from a list of fiveBase election candidates.Closed Oct. 6: All exchanges, snack The candidates were: Rickybars and concessions. Call 753-6870 Chicken, Rocco Taco, Sally Salad,for specifics. Heddi Spaghetti and Pete Pizza. The Vote for School Lunch allowed Bullying Workshop the students to participate in a nationalHumphreys Elementary school is “election” and helped make the studentshosting a workshop “Bullying,” from aware of the importance of nutrition in7 p.m . - 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the school the school lunch menu.cafeteria. The workshop is hosted by According to the SNA, research hasPeter Grenier, assistantsuperintendent, Korea District. All shown these entrees are the mostcommunity members are invited to popular among kids, and thelearn what school and parent can do organization wants them to know thatabout bullying. For information, these meals are good for them. F. NEIL NEELEYcontact Joon Auci 753-8284/8507. The winner will be announced during Gale Hibbard, K-1 teacher, holds the ballot for Shelby Spillane as she chooses her favorite lunch National School Lunch Week Oct. 11. “candidate..”
    • Sept. 29, 2006 Area IIIThe Morning Calm Weekly 23 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweeklyPreschool: It’s not just baby sitting anymoreBy Susan BarkleyArea III Public Affairs CAMP HUMPHREYS – Armyprograms for child care have evolvedfrom occasional baby sitting to aprofessionally staffed and nationallyaccredited quality-of-life necessity formany families. Joon Auci, Area III Child and YouthServices director, points out that AreaIII Child and Youth Services programshave qualified staff that exceeds Armystandards. “We have in-house training,” she said.“Also we have a self-paced modulerequirement that has to be completed.Although it’s mandatory for our facilityto have Army accreditation, individualscan also seek optional accreditation forthemselves.” Two staffers have completed theirindividual accreditation programs. KellyWinter and Dorothy Bridgers both holdChild Development Associatecredentials. The Center for ProfessionalRecognition Web site describes a CDAas someone who “is able to meet thespecific needs of children and works F. NEIL NEELEYwith parents and other adults to nurture Kelly Winter reads a book to her part-time daycare children. Winter is one of two staffers at Humphreys Child and Youth Services that holds a CDAchildren’s physical, social, emotional and credential.intellectual growth in a child a CDA. “You have to be observed and “She asks them questions and they get needs include motor development,development framework.” you have to complete all of your to express themselves. By reading cognitive and social skills and emerging Credentialing requires one year of modules. It’s something that’s really stories with so much animation Kelly literacy.experience in child development and coveted to have. Once you’ve gotten it, really piques the children’s imagination “That’s why you see all these signstraining in early childhood development, the CYS actually recognizes you and and causes them to put themselves into and labels on everything,” she added.typically offered at a community let’s everyone know that this person has the story.” Auci said “We create an environmentcollege, and is considered to be the their CDA and encourages other staff “It’s challenging at times but it’s also that prepares children to enter intoequivalent of an associate’s degree. members to do that too.” fruitful and encouraging to me,” Winter elementary school. Our job is to build a “It takes a long time to get that,” “Kelly really gets the children involved said. She added that the activities are foundation for school.”Winter said about the process for getting when she reads to them,” Auci said. designed to meet everybody’s needs. The “I love it,” said Winter about her job.Moms walk, jog their way to fitnessBy F. Neil Neeley These women aren’t letting motherhood slow Tanner is serious about her jogging. “I’mArea III Public Affairs them down or keep them from staying fit. They training for a marathon right now so CAMP HUMPHREYS – Being fit doesn’t have are also combining fitness and camaraderie as sometimes I jog the whole perimeter of theto end with motherhood. On any school morning they exercise. post,” she said. “I just have always likedyou’ll see moms alone or in groups, with their “It’s very informal,” said Rachel Boyd. “We running. If I can’t run, I walk. I do it to staykids in strollers, walking or jogging around the start from the elementary school after we drop healthy. I like it, it makes me feel betterCamp Humphreys perimeter. off our kids and whoever wants to meet out during the day and it’s nice for my kids to get here joins us and we just walk or jog and talk. outside. “Sometimes we do the perimeter or we just Boyd planned ahead for fitness when she use the mile-long [physical training] track that’s found out that she was expecting. “Before my over by the car wash and fuel point, depending first baby was even born, I got the baby on how much time we have,” Boyd said. jogger so I’d have no excuse not to jog. It Boyd’s two children are in school so she kept me in shape.” said Tanner. “I started with doesn’t jog with a stroller. “The most important walking and then started running.” thing that I get out of this is definitely the Tanner added that when she was fitness,” Boyd said. “We’re all trying to get into expecting her second child, she got a some dress or clothes.” double jogger but kept the single just in Mom Stephine Tanner sometimes likes to jog case. “After my third child, both came in with her kids. “I have one in preschool and two handy because my husband and I like to jog at home,” said Tanner. “Sometimes I jog by together in the on-post races with all three myself and sometimes I take my baby in the kids. He will take the two kids in the double single jogger when my daughter is in preschool. and I’ll take the third in the single.” Yesterday I had them both in the morning so I Turinsky is a walker and likes to cover the took the double baby jogger.” post perimeter with her 22-month-old baby Tanner explained that a baby jogger is a Emily. “It takes me about an hour and a half,” kind of stroller with bigger tires that make she said. “It’s good exercise for me and helps running a lot easier. Because it has a safety me stay fit. It feels good, and it makes you F.NEIL NEELEY strap and hand brake, she said it doesn’t get feel like you’re doing something besides(from left) Kim Huber and her son Parker join Lisa Hays and away from you. sitting around the house and doing nothing.”her dog Fritz on a brisk walk around the post perimeter.
    • Sept. 29, 2006 Page 25Zitniak receives DA-level award for contributions‘Miss Hanna’ presented who said that she’s “not sure why she is deserving of the big award, because when I’mEmma Marie Baird Award volunteering I’m just doing what I like to do. When I was in the States with my husband, afor Voluntary Service lot of people helped me and when I came back to Korea, I just wanted to give back toBy Steven Hoover somebody else.”Area IV Public Affairs She added that “she is honored to receive CAMP HENRY – Hanna Zitniak, known to the award and very grateful that othersmost Daegu community members as “Miss thought enough of her efforts to honor her thisHanna,” was presented with an award for way.”outstanding volunteer activity on behalf of The award was established in 1988 toArmy Community Service by Maj. Gen. memorialize Baird; a retired lieutenant colonelTimothy P. McHale, 19th Sustainment who served in the Women’s Army CorpsCommand (Expeditionary) commanding during both World War II and the Korean War,general, Wednesday. and is considered to be the founding mother of In April, at the ACS Volunteer Luncheon, it ACS. She retired from the Army in 1968, butwas announced that Zitniak, who volunteers at remained active with ACS programsthe Apple Tree Gift and Thrift Shop among throughout the United States, especially withother places, was named as a recipient of the the Fort Bliss, Texas, ACS where she regularly2005 Emma Marie Baird Award for volunteered her time until she died in 1987.Outstanding Voluntary Service. Unfortunately, Because of her efforts on active duty, thenthe award wasn’t available for presentation at Army Chief of Staff Gen. Harold K. Johnson STEVEN HOOVERthat time. announced on July 26, 1965, the creation of “Miss Hanna” Zitniak, straightens the jewelry counter at the To be considered for this award, ACS ACS. Later that year, a regulation was issued Apple Tree Gift and Thrift Shop where she volunteers. She hasvolunteers must have contributed a minimum outlining the procedures for establishing ACS been a long-time volunteer in the Daegu military communityof 3,750 hours over at least a five-year period. at Army installations throughout the world. and was presented with the 2005 Emma Marie Baird Award forAt the time of selection, Hanna had contributed Baird was known for being a mentor in the Outstanding Voluntary Service Wednesday. The award ismore than 3,800 registered hours. presented to Army Community Service volunteers that have No one was more surprised than Zitniak, See Hanna Page 28 Hanna, contributed more than 3,750 hours of their time. Fashion Show Frolic Fire Prevention Week activities scheduled Area IV Public Affairs CAMP HENRY – A variety of events, activities and displays are planned in Daegu to commemorate Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 8–14. This year ’s theme is “Prevent Cooking Fires: Watch What You Heat.” Throughout the week, posters and banners will be on display at the Camp Walker and Henry fire stations and fireman mannequins will be on display at the Camp Walker Main Exchange and Camp Henry Mini-Mall. Both stations will check smoke detectors and fire extinguishers, and provide fire safety guidance at family housing units and public facilities on camps Walker, George and Henry. The highlight of the week will be an open house at the Camp Walker Fire Station 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 11. The event will include station and fire engine tours, equipment familiarization, demonstrations and more. This year marks the 84th annual Fire Prevention Week. The week coincides with the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of Oct. 9, 1871, in which GALEN PUTNAM 250 lives and 17,430 buildings were lost. “Miss December” Kim Granado, reminds audience members that December is the month for the Taegu Spouses Association For inspection schedule or other annual “Make, It, Fake It, or Bake It Auction” fundraiser during the organization’s “Food, Fun and Fashion Show” membership drive information, call Area IV Fire Chief event Sept. 21 at the Kelly Fitness Center on Camp Walker. TSA sponsors a variety of events, trips and other activities for members Darrin Carlson at 764-5901. For throughout the year. For information about TSA, call Kim Hales at 053-210-6191, or 010-8671-5745. information about Camp Carroll activities, call 765-8530.
    • Sept. 29, 200626 http://ima.korea.army.mil/areaiv/sites/local/ Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly Connelly Awards Personality Spotlight: Dave Dillard Presented Cooks from the 501st Sustainment Hard Rock Cafe collector’s hobby Brigade at Camp Carroll were recognized for winning the 8th U.S. Army-level Connelly Award in the Field Kitchen Category, Sept. 22 at a ceremony on Yongsan Garrison. The ‘healthy obsession’ competition, which took place June Area IV Public Affairs 20 at Camp Stanley, allowed cooks CAMP HENRY – What kind of guy to showcase their skills in plans a four-day trip to Japan in order maintaining a field kitchen. to utilize the bullet train in an attempt to Contestants were judged on criteria visit seven, count ’em, seven Hard Rock including sanitation, food Cafes? Well, meet ... preparation and the most efficient Name: David Dillard III use of rations. This was the third Age: 40 consecutive victory for 501st SBDE Hometown: Galveston, Texas in the annual competition. They will Duty Position: Area IV information compete at the Department of the Army level in December. assurance manager Unit: Area IV Support Activity Women’s Flag Why do you collect? Football Offered I love to travel. I also think pin collecting is cool. The pin collecting Dave Dillard chills out at the Hard Rock Cafe in Newport Beach, Calif., on one of his forays. Active-duty female Soldiers interested in playing in a Women’s Flag Football community is literally worldwide and the cafes in Southern California. We hit What are your favorite items? League, should sign up at Kelly collectors help each other. every café all the way to Tijuana, Mexico. I have a set of pins known as the Fitness Center on Camp Walker by How did you get started with your We were able to visit the Hard Rock Café “I-5 Set” for Interstate 5 cutting North- Saturday. For information, call Neal Hard Rock habit? Newport Beach the week before it closed South in California. The set contains a Fleisher at 764-4800/4225. In the summer of 1996, I went to its doors. Met a lot of good people and pin in the shape of road sign for each Universal Studios in California. While collected a lot of cool pins. Hard Rock Café along I-5. I prefer to Daegu FC Free there, I saw the two-story Hard Rock What were your favorite trips? collect and wear only pins for cafes Game Tickets guitar outside of the café. I went inside, My favorite trip would have to be that I have personally visited and one Daegu Football Club, of the Korean felt at home in the atmosphere and a new Spring Break 2005. On this trip, we of these pins is for Hard Rock Newport professional soccer league, is habit was born. I’ve found the staff at went to Japan and made our way south Beach. This café closed its doors in offering free entrance Saturday, for all of the cafes offer a warm welcome from Tokyo to Osaka. During that week June 2005. I was able to visit this café its 7 p.m. game against Seoul FC at and they always share their Hard Rock we visited 6 of the 7 Hard Rock Cafes the week before its closing. My other the Daegu World Cup Stadium. Free stories and vice versa. in Japan. Not only being there for the favorite pins are four pins from the tickets will be given out at the ticket How many Hard Rocks have you Hard Rock, we also got to visit some opening of Hard Rock Austin. These booths around the stadium on a first- visited? very beautiful sites in Japan. pins are limited and each in the shape come, first-served basis. It is recommended that fans arrive early, To date, I have visited 30 cafes. Most What trips are you planning? of a Sheriff’s Badge. They are hard to preferably by 6 p.m. Gates open at 5 are in the states, but some others in The next one is a toss-up. We’d like find and are normally always on my p.m. For information, call Chong interesting places like Bali, Cabo San to visit Beijing, but don’t know if we are jacket when I visit cafes. Yong-kon at 768-6907. Lucas, Mexico, and Tokyo. I’ve covered going there next or to Australia. We try What items would you like to add about half of the cafes in Asia and would to coordinate our Hard Rock trips around to your collection? Teen Event Slated like to get them all before leaving Korea. other trips, but definitely one of those There are literally thousands of pins Club Beyond will hold a teen kickoff Describe a couple of your trips: two ... probably before the end of 2006. in the Hard Rock Pin Catalog. I am one event 4 – 6 p.m. Sunday at the Soldier The summer of 2005 was a good trip. What does your collection consist of? who likes special event pins, like grand Memorial Chapel Fellowship Hall on A friend and I decided to take a road trip I currently have over 300 pins, over openings, anniversaries, pin collecting Camp Walker. The event will include from Northern California and visit all of 20 denim jackets and over 30 stuffed bears. events. I’d love to visit and get some an introduction to Club Beyond, items from the first Hard Rock Café in games, a 50-foot banana split, and London. The first thing I’d get would more. All high school teens in Area be a classic Hard Rock Leather Jacket. IV are invited to attend. Club Beyond I’d also like to get whatever anniversary is a youth ministry for high school pin was current for the cafe. teens. For information, contact Have you introduced others to Latasha McCoy at 010-5810-2071, or your hobby? latasha.mccoy@us.army.mil. Yes, quite a few people. In my family, my son, daughter, two sisters and Daegu Air Base brother-in-law all collect Hard Rock Entrance Procedures Effective Sunday, all Daegu Air Base pins. I have also introduced collecting (K-2) access will be controlled by the to co-workers and friends. Some Republic of Korea Air Force. For already like rock ‘n’ roll. Some like to unescorted entry, visitors must route travel. Others like the pins (or short a letter through the 607th Support glasses, T-shirts or other items). Squadron to the 11th Fighter Wing What do others think of your (ROKAF) no later than five duty days “healthy obsession?” before a visit. The letter should be sent Well, I don’t have any of the more via e-mail and needs to include name, typical habits like gambling, rank, last six of the Social Security smoking, drinking, drugs ... none of Number or Korean ID, unit, reason for those. So, I’ve come to the visit and duration. Permanent party conclusion that this is a healthy personnel may escort visitors. For obsession that is actually part information, contact Tech. Sgt. Tony geography lesson, part scavenger Krolczyk at tony.krolczyk@osan.af.mil h u n t . Yo u g e t t o g o t o p l a c e s or Tech. Sgt. Jamie Jamison at PHOTOS COURTESY DAVE DILLARD worldwide and find neat trinkets jamie.jamison@osan.af.mil, or call 766- Dave Dillard, Hard Rock Cafe collectables connoisseur, displays some of his Hard Rock from those visits. 4352/4349. memorabilia with son Dave IV, and daughter Athena.
    • The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV Sept. 29, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 2719th ESC kicks-off another Friendship CircleBy Sgt. Jimmy Norris the groups participate in a series of self-initiated19th ESC Public Affairs social activities designed to promote cross-cultural DAEGU — Expectation and anticipation filled the awareness and respect.air at the GS Plaza Hotel here the evening of Sept. This semester’s KAFC was the largest so far,15 as members of the 19th Sustainment Command with 18 sponsor groups and 73 students.(Expeditionary) gathered with members of the Six-time KAFC sponsor Sgt. Maj. Louis Velez,Daegu community and local university students for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 19than evening filled with good food, fellowship and ESC, offered plenty of reason for the program’sentertainment. growing popularity. For the sixth time in three years, the Korean “There’s nothing more satisfying than seeingAmerican Friendship Circle kicked off, beginning a these [students] laugh and smile as they learn moresix-month relationship between American and about us,” he said. “I enjoy bringing these youngKorean host families, and Daegu area students students together, learning about them and sharingdesigned to facilitate cultural exchange. American culture.” “The Korean American Friendship Circle was Fun is what attracted program newcomer, Chiefestablished to enhance the mutual understanding Warrant Officer Travis Smith, 19th ESC food chief,of the culture and history between the Republic who began his first KAFC experience during theof Korea and the United States of America three evening’s event.years ago,” said Korean American Partnership “I’ve been to some of the events where they hadAssociation Committee Chairman Kim In-nam KAFC and I’ve cooked for these folks. They alwaysduring the evening’s opening remarks. “Since seemed like a lot of fun,” he said.then, it has grown into one of the most popular The students participating in the event said theyprograms among Korean and American look forward to the educational experience they’llcommunities.” receive, as well as the fun. “The Korean American Friendship Circle builds “My professor said this program is a very good SGT. JIMMY NORRISupon the outstanding relationship that already way to meet Soldiers and cultural exchange isexists between our nations,” said event guest Lt. Col. Mike Charles, 19th ESC deputy command chaplain very important,” said Choi Jae-young, a studentspeaker Col. Mark Solseth, 19th ESC director of (right), and William Hanlin, 19th ESC Exercise Planner, perform from Daegu University. “This is a good way totraining. “The 53-year military alliance between at the opening ceremony of the Korean American Friendship introduce our culture to the Americans and I likeour two countries is one of the strongest in Circle, Sept. 15 at the GS Plaza Hotel. to meet people from other countries and makehistory. This friendship circle only strengthens Each semester marks the beginning of a new friends,”that relationship, allowing a fuller, deeper and KAFC. A friendship circle includes a sponsor group “I like people and I’m looking forward tomuch more personal understanding of the bond consisting of American and Korean sponsors, and a developing relationships with people from otherbetween us.” group of college students. Throughout the semester cultures,” added Park Hong-yul. Ad goes here Ad goes here
    • Sept. 29, 200628 http://ima.korea.army.mil/areaiv/sites/local/ Area IV The Morning Calm WeeklyEvents highlight domestic violence issues Hanna from Page 25 those who were trying to grow into leadershipArea IV Support Activity march will start at the Area responsibilities, according to BonnieArmy Community Service IV Support Activity McCarthy, the Area IV Army Volunteer Corps CAMP HENRY – The headquarters (building Coordinator.Area IV Family Advocacy #1211) parking lot on Camp Like the awards’ namesake, Zitniak has hadProgram will be hosting a Henry and will wind a long and distinguished career as a volunteer.variety of events to promote throughout Camp Henry In 1987, while stationed at Yongsanawareness throughout with participants returning Garrison with her husband, Charles, HannaOctober, which is Domestic to the point of departure. volunteered at the ACS Lending Closet byViolence Prevention Month. Free T-shirts will be provided issuing household supplies to incoming This year’s theme is to the first 100 participants. personnel. She also ensured welcome packets“Stand Up to Prevent Five male volunteers are were prepared and that current informationDomestic Violence,” said being sought to wear high was easily accessible even in her absence.Gladys Colon-Algarin, Area heels during the march to “She was the perfect person to work in theIV Family Advocacy symbolize the pain victims of area of information referral, since she wasProgram manager. “We domestic violence suffer. born and raised in Seoul,” said McCarthy.would like to encourage the Oct. 21: Candlelight “This gave her a distinct advantage whenentire Area IV community to Vigil at Soldier Memorial offering information and advice on places tobuild social intolerance towards domestic violence. During Chapel on Camp Walker, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. go within the Seoul area and many patronsthe month of October we will mourn those who have Oct. 24: Dating Violence Prevention Class at Taegu raved over what an excellent ambassador shedied because of domestic violence, celebrate those who American School, 9 –10:30 a.m. was to the community.”have survived, and connect with those who work to end Oct. 28: 5-kilometer Run, 9 –10 a.m., Camp Carroll Since arriving in Daegu in 1995, she hasviolence.” Fitness Center. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. For volunteered in various capacities, but she is best Area IV events include: information, call Carlos Algarin, Camp Carroll Sports, known for the time she spends at the Apple Tree. Monday: The month’s opening activity will be a Fitness and Aquatics director at 765-8118. “She has volunteered every Wednesday andProclamation Ceremony 10 a.m. at the Area IV Support Oct. 31: Visit to a Taegu Korean Women’s shelter Saturday since 1995,” said McCarthy, who isactivity headquarters (building #1211) parking lot on for victims of domestic violence to present second also president of the Taegu Spouses’Camp Henry. Featured speakers will be Col. John E. hand items in good condition on behalf of the Area IV Association. “She gives so much of her timeDumoulin Jr., Area IV Support Activity commander, Community. Donation boxes will be located at Soldier without expecting any recognition. She is aand Colon-Algarin. Memorial Chapel on Camp Walker, the Taegu giver, who would prefer to see someone else Oct. 7: Domestic Violence Prevention Educational Commissary and Army Community Service on Camp receive an award. Hanna is more comfortableMaterial display at the Camp Walker Main Exchange, Henry, Oct. 2 – 30. with accepting a simple hug and a thank you9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and multicultural food sampling noon For information regarding Domestic Violence for her hard work. She believes that the– 1 p.m. Prevention Month events, call Colon-Algarin, at 768- community is the reason we are here and if Oct. 10: “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is a men’s march 8129 or Toni Duncombe, Area IV sexual assault you can, and are able to do so, you shouldto stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. The response coordinator/victim advocate at 768-8091. give something back.” Ad goes here
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    • Sept. 29, 200630 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily Week The Phrase of the Week : “Would you get the manager, please?” “Would manager, Maenijo jom bullo oseyo. manager please would you get Vocabulary 1st day ‘eel-il’ 2nd day ‘ee-il’ 3rd day ‘samil’ Week Situation of the Week : Dining out; complaints This is overcooked. Igo yoriga nomu igossoyo. This isn’t hot. Igo ddugopjiga anayo. It’s not what I ordered. Igon naega jumunhan ge animnida. The meat is too rare. Gogiga nomu sorigossoyo. The meat is too well done. Gogiga nomu igossoyo. This is undercooked. : Igo yoriga dol dwaessoyo. Hannam Korean Expression of the Week Week Village An old woman’s mind Festival Nopashim An elderly woman’s mind crowds with worries about her children away from home.