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  • Published For Those Serving in the Republic of KoreaVolume 5, Issue 6 Nov. 17, 2006 The Morning Calm Weekly is Area IV appreciates Juwangsan offers those who served year-round splendor Page 25 Page 16 nline Visit http:// U.N. Blvd. set to close Nov. 25-26 for resurfacing Nov. resurfacing Warrior Other road closures are also scheduled Dance YONGSAN GARRISON – U.N. A member of the group Boulevard in front of 8th U.S. Army “Order of the Arrow” performs headquarters on Yongsan Main Post a traditional Native American will close Nov. 25-26 from 8th Army dance at the American Indian Drive to 7th Division Road for and Alaskan Native Heritage resurfacing. Month program sponsored U.N. Boulevard runs west to east by Eighth U.S. Army Troop from its intersection with 8th Army Command at the Multiplex Drive across from Moyer Community Theater Nov. 8. The Services Center and past Knight Field ceremony’s guest speaker to an intersection with 7th Division was 1st Lt. Eric Wagoner, Road behind Balboni Theater. Its executive officer and a temporary closure will affect vehicles STEVE DAVIS platoon leader of Tango crossing a portion of Main Post Work on Phase II of the X Corps Boulevard Security Force. To facilitate vehicle access to resurfacing project on Yongsan South Post. Yongsan Main Post, Gate 5 (located Phase II will close the road between the fire under the overpass connecting Main station and Collier Field House Dec. 2-3, or Post with South Post) will be open possibly sooner. from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. for inbound and Gate 3 will be open 7 a.m.-10 p.m. traffic only on those dates, according for outbound traffic only. Gates 1, 7 to Master Sgt. Gregory Dickerson of PFC. FAY JAKYMEC the Area II Provost Marshal Office, See Road, Page 4Marines assist in potentially deadly car accidentBy MC1 Lisa Wassilieff Half of the occupants of the struck vehicle wereCommander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea Public Affairs already out of the vehicle staggering around. However, YONCH’ON — In a matter of seconds, the end realizing there were still people that needed to beof an ordinary day’s work turned into an act of rescued, he and Frazier proceeded to rescue theheroism for Marine Capt. John Graham, an aviation remaining victims.ordnance officer for Marine Forces Korea, and Marine “I had (Frazier) clear them (the ones who made itCpl. Joshua Frazier, an aviation ordnance technician out already) from the vehicle and traffic and sit themfor MARFORK. They were returning from the on the curb away from the wreckage. As I lookedYonch’on magazine area Nov. 4 when they became into the overturned vehicle there was an elderly womanthe witnesses to a car accident. All the training they sitting half inside of the vehicle with a small child inever received on handling these situations played into her arms and an elderly man still wedged in betweenmotion as they assisted in rescuing the victims. the seats,” Graham said. “I got the older woman and “I have been through CPR (Cardiopulmonary young girl out and had Frazier walk them to the curbResuscitation) training and EMT (Emergency Medical MARINE CPL. JOSHUA FRAZIER with the rest of the family. I proceeded to free theTechnican) training in the civilian sector,” Graham said. This gray car struck the green car the evening of Nov. 4. Marine older man from the front seats to the back seats and Graham describes the events that lead up to Capt. John Graham and Marine Cpl. Joshua Frazier assisted in out of the vehicle. He had taken some trauma to theeverything in great detail. the rescue of a Korean family involved in the accident. face and was bleeding from the mouth, nose and from “We were traveling on I-20 into Northern Pohang the left approximately 50 meters behind the wreck, his other facial wounds. At this point all people werewhen a vehicle passed by us doing approximately 180 put on the hazards and both the corporal and I jumped away from the wrecked vehicle and staged on thekilometers per hour. About 3 minutes later we were out to assist at the scene,” Graham said. curb.”entering a tunnel, when I noticed the vehicle that passed As Graham surveyed the wreckage, he realized There were a total of five adults and two youngby me had struck another vehicle and both were against there was a strong odor of fuel and people were stillthe far left wall blocking the left lane. I pulled over to inside the vehicle that had been struck and overturned. See A ccident, Page 4
  • Nov. 17, 20062 Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MP BlotterThe following entries were excerpted Soldiers want to do mission, go home By Spc. Todd Selge through which Iraqi Army Soldiers address any problems, and we sharefrom the military police blotters. These Army News Service handshakes.entries may be incomplete and do not learn the same basic tasks every U.S.imply the guilt or innocence of any WASHINGTON – When you hear Army Soldier knows. The American We see the smiles of a hopefulperson. news about the war in Iraq you Soldiers develop friendships with the generation and we see the efforts ofArea 1 usually hear it from a high-level Army Iraqi soldiers and police. We joke, eat, the anti-Iraqi forces to shatter these Shoplifting — Subject 1 was spokesperson or you hear the media talk about family and conduct dreams. There has been a major effortobserved, via closed-circuit television, describe it as “another deadly day.” missions together. Every day, Soldiers by AIF to sell and hand out a wideplacing two boxes of aspirin, two boxes The view on the ground from the are working hand- variety of realistic-of Zantac 150 and six bottles of vitamins Soldier’s perspective is often in-hand with looking toy guns. Thein his/her shoulder bag and exiting the overlooked. Iraqis, teaching “ Every day we interact AIF’s hope is for theCamp Casey Post Exchange without We are the ones who live the them to succeed and help Iraq grow, we are Iraqi army and coalitionrendering proper payment. Subject 1 conflict every day, who see the in their jobs. one more day closer to forces to engage thewas detained by an AAFES employee progress day-to-day. We are the ones Since we have success and one day closer to children, but withuntil the arrival of Military Police and who experience the sorrows, who been here, the seeing our families.” constant training and thethen transported to the MP Station where interact with the people, and who see Iraqi security help of the communities,he/she was advised of his/her legal the enemy’s effort to undo every good forces have been the main effort – we will yet again foil their plans torights, which he/she waived, rendering thing the Iraqi people and coalition finding countless caches, killing or promote chaos and hatred.a written statement admitting to the forces have done. capturing anti-Iraqi personnel and Every day we interact and help Iraqoffense. Subject 1 was further What every Soldier wants is to thwarting attacks targeted at coalition grow, we are one more day closer toprocessed and released. All property was succeed in our mission and go home forces. They continue to undermine success and one day closer to seeingreturned to AAFES. Estimated cost of to our families. The things we do each the enemy and gain the confidence of our families.loss is $53.24. This is a final report. day allow us the ability to do just that. their fellow countrymen. What does the average Soldier Larceny from Mail, Stealing Mail, My unit, 3rd Platoon, Company A, 5th We are also building important think every day? He wants toOpening Mail — Subject 1 opened Battalion, 20th Infantry, has seen and long-lasting relationships with accomplish the mission. He wants topackages belonging to several personnel many successes. the residents of surrounding see the smiles of the Iraqi peoplein the 1/72 nd Armored Mail Room. The most important is getting the communities. We go to schools and last. He is grateful for everything heDuring a subsequent search of Subject Iraqi security forces organized and neighborhoods giving the kids has back home and he wishes the1’s barracks room, a letter belonging to capable of handling every problem that backpacks full of supplies, handing very same freedom he is fighting foranother victim was located. Subject 1 may arise in the future. Accomplishing out candy and hearing the concerns upon the country of Iraq.was advised of his/her legal rights, this happens on all levels, from the of the people. We ask about their (Editor’s Note: Spc. Todd Selgewhich he/she waived, rendering a commanders down to the average basic services, such as food, water, and his unit, 5th Battalion, 20thwritten statement denying the offenses. private. electricity and fuel. We hand out Infantry Regiment, is currentlyInvestigation continues by Criminal We have a training program cards with hotline numbers to deployed to Iraq.)Investigation Division.Area 2 Housebreaking, Larceny of Personal DeCA takes scholarship The $1,500 scholarships are available for children of military active-duty, retired, and Guard and Reserve applications thru FebruaryFunds — Person(s) unknown, by servicemembers. Most of the funds are donated bymeans unknown, removed Victim 1’s manufacturers, brokers and suppliers selling groceries indebit card from his/her barracks room commissaries, and every dollar donated to the program byand used it to make numerous By Bonnie Powell industry or the general public goes to fund the scholarships.unauthorized transactions. ECOL is Army News Service The program is administered by the Fisher House Foundation.$2,844.97. Investigation continues by FORT LEE, Va. — Gas prices are biting into the family A significant number of scholarships, about 10 percentCID. budget, interest rates are rising and college tuition is outpacing every year, go to high school students at DoD schoolsArea 4 inflation. But, relief is in sight for military families as the 2007 overseas. Larceny of Government Funds -- Scholarships for Military Children program opens. “Every cent that community organizations can mobilize toSubject 1 received jump pay without Applications for the $1,500 scholarships are available at support college-bound students is an investment in the future,”being assigned to an airborne unit or in 264 commissaries worldwide, or can be downloaded at said Joseph Tafoya, director of the Department of Defensean airborne slot. Subject 1 was advised,, or Education Activity.of his/her legal rights, which he/she “With college costs soaring, our DoD students and theirwaived, rendering a written statement “Scholarships for Military Children is a wonderful military parents appreciate every available scholarship to help defrayadmitting to the offense, further community program,” said Patrick Nixon, Defense the cost, and the scholarships enable many of our families toprocessed and released. ECOL is $1,200. Commissary Agency director and chief executive officer. better afford the tuition and provide an incentive for studentsInvestigation continues by CID. “Nearly 3,000 scholarships totaling over $4 million have been awarded since the first awards were given in 2001.” See DeCA , Page 4 DeCA, Published by IMCOM-Korea This Army newspaper is an authorized Morning Calm Printed by Oriental Press Bldg. 1440, Yongsan Main Post publication for members of the Installation Management Command-Korea Region 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 with the U.S. Government, under any other non-merit factor of the Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily Director/Publisher Col. Al Aycock exclusive written contract with purchaser, user or patron. If a official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Public Affairs Officer John A. Nowell the Contracting Command- violation or rejection of this equal Government, Department of Defense, or Korea. The civilian printer is opportunity policy by an advertiser Department of the Army. Editor Sgt. 1st Class Mark Porter 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 IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP Public Affairs Officer Margaret Banish-Donaldson Public Affairs Officer Susan Barkley including inserts or supplements, corrected. 96205. CI Officer James F. Cunningham CI Officer F. Neil Neeley does not constitute endorsement President: Charles Chong Circulation: 9,500 by the U.S. Army or Oriental Commercial Advertising Press of the products or services Telephone: 738-5005 Area II Area IV advertised. SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Commander Col. Ron Stephens Commander Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. 723-4253 Everything advertised in this Fax: (02) 790-5795 Phone: DSN 738-3355 Public Affairs Officer Steve Davis Public Affairs Officer Kevin Jackson publication shall be made E-mail: Fax: DSN 738-3356 CI Officer David McNally CI Officer Galen Putnam Staff Writer Cpl. Lee Yang-won Staff Writer Steven Hoover available for purchase, use or Mail address: Oriental Press, E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly patronage without regard to race, PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP religion, gender, national origin, 96206-0758 Sustain, Support and Defend
  • The Morning Calm Weekly News Nov. 17, 2006 3 Army homepage gets Lean Six Sigma comes to Korea extreme makeover Yongsan Road ClosureX Corps Boulevard on Yongsan By Pfc. Brandon MorenoSouth Post will close through Sunday 8th U.S. Army Public Affairsfor resurfacing. For details, visit the Army News Service capabilities of the newly activatedArea II Web site at http:// YONGSAN GARRISON – The WASHINGTON — The Army Soldiers Media Center, which or tune in to the Business Transformation Office homepage,, got a new print and broadcast products fromMWR Channel 3. trained 12 Army personnel from all look Nov. 9. throughout the Army. corners of the peninsula to be Users will find a new format designed The former homepage featured three Organist/Pianist Wanted executive leaders as part of their LeanAn organist/pianist is being sought to better meet their needs. images that randomly displayed each Six Sigma campaign Nov. 1-3.for worship service at Area I. This is “The new Army homepage will serve time the main page loaded. “The purpose of the Executivea contracted position. For as the online public entryway, providing “We have increased the capability to Leadership Awareness Training andinformation, call Yi Chi Hyang at 724- instant access to information about the now have up to six pieces of content Project Selection Identification6452. Army, by the Army,” said Lt. Col. Joseph represented, to include an image, news Workshop is to educate leaders on Yoswa, director of Web story, video, slide show, audio show or the Lean Six Sigma process,” said AFCEA Luncheon Set Communications. various combinations of these contents,” Maj. Kevin Reszka, deputy resource for Tuesday The look shifts from the black, grey said Yoswa. manager for 19th SustainmentThe next AFCEA Technical Forum and gold palette begun four years ago “As the SMC collects informationLuncheon will be 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Command (Expeditionary). to the camouflage colors of the Army from across the Army, this new formatTuesday at Yongsan Garrison’s The PSIW is for project sponsors Combat Uniform. amplifies those stories, messages andHartell House. The luncheon, to develop project charters. Project “We’ve adopted a corporate approach experiences that are the Army,” said Col.featuring Vice Admiral Nancy E. sponsors are typically lieutenant to the Web site, with fewer links on the Richard Breen, SMC commander.Brown, director, Command, Control, colonels or Department of Defense front page but more variety of This is not the first effort of ArmyCommunications and Computer civilians (GS-14s) who own a information and a more intuitive Public Affairs, SMC’s headquartersSystems (C4 Systems), The Joint process. They are the individuals that navigation scheme,” Yoswa said. element, to provide a collaborativeStaff, is $15 per person (buffet, can initiate a change to a method, Information has been grouped into capability online. More than a year ago,including drink and gratuity). process, or procedure. Therefore, sections more easily understood by those Army Community Relations launched anFor information, call Maj. Jennifer project sponsors – individuals in who are new to the Army family and online Outreach calendar that is nowPiolo at 725-6025. leadership positions – are essential to the general public, he added. included on multiple pages of the success of Lean Six Sigma. Area I Korean Clergy The site features a revamped news “ is a proven success, Without them, there would be no Position Extended section at with continually ranking within the top 1,100 program, said Lt. Col. David A.A part-time contract position for such regional focuses as Europe, Asia Web sites in the world, out of a field of Williams, a resource manager withKorean clergy service has been and South Africa, and sectional focuses over a million Web sites. Between six to the 2nd Infantry Division.extended from Nov. 6 to Nov. 20. This on technology, health and human twelve million visitors come to The project sponsors know theirposition is for Korean-language interest. These sections capitalize on the in any given month,” Yoswa said.clergy to work with Korean See Lean Page 13 Lean,Augmentation to the U.S. Army Making his roundsSoldiers, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, at CampStanley. Support the Soldier PACAF command chief visits Wolf Pack Wolf Pack By Senior Airman Stephen Collier Thanksgiving Day Jam 8th Fighter Wing Public AffairsThe Brothers of Phi Beta SigmaFraternity Inc, Alpha Omega Sigma KUNSAN AIR BASE — He’s been all round the PacificChapter, will host a Support the Rim in recent months, getting a first-hand look at the missionSoldier Thanksgiving Day Jam of Pacific Air Force bases and their contribution to peace andThursday, Thanksgiving Day, stability throughout the same region.beginning at 9 p.m. at the Main Post But Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Bishop’s visit to the WolfClub. The unit with the most Pack Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 gave him a better understanding ofrepresentation will receive a portion how the Republic of Korea remains a peaceful and democraticof the proceeds to support their country.Morale, Welfare and Recreation unit Bishop, PACAF command chief, got an up-close look atfund. All remaining profits go to the mission of the 8th Fighter Wing, including a show ofsupport U.S. Forces Korea-wide force of how security forces would deter a special forcescommunity outreach projects. Cost is attack, a walk-through of new dormitory facilities under SENIOR AIRMAN DARNELL CANNADY$7 in advance and $10 at the door. construction near the O’Malley Dining Facility, and a tour of Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Bishop (left), Pacific Air Forces command the Wolf’s ACE in the Hole non-alcoholic lounge. chief, talks with Senior Airman Saquenthia Walker (right) about issuesOrganization Day Closes During an interview with the Wolf Pack Warrior, Bishop, effecting Kunsan Airmen. Airman Walker is president of the Airmen Finance Offices Friday who recently received a walk-through tour of airmen Committed to Excellence organization.The 176th Finance Battalion will beparticipating in a Quarterly Battalion dormitories, said the changes to Kunsan’s infrastructure are for our folks to take a trip back home at minimal cost. That isTraining Day today. All local finance absolutely critical. an increased hardship on our folks and makes being awayoffices will be closed for this event. “The leadership of the installation is focused on the from home just that more difficult. PACAF is working withFor emergency assistance, call 001- dormitories,” Bishop said. “As far as all the upgrades, this U.S. Transportation Command to find ways to get back and383-2756. Contact your local Finance base is critical to the Global War on Terror, defending the see friends and family. We’re looking at every opportunity toOffice for details. Korean peninsula and ensuring peace and stability in the Pacific increase travel [opportunities] while mitigating the hardship theater. I had an opportunity to tour the new 248-person of our people here.” Submitting to The dormitory going up … this will help eliminate the deficit of But other issues affect Airmen around the Air Force. One Morning Calm Weekly airmen living doubled up in the dorms. The current status is such issue is the Air Force’s increase in deployments thatHave an item for The Morning Calm great, but we should always keep an eye on the future and back-fill traditional Army missions. Bishop said he understandsWeekly? Send guest commentaries, constantly improve the facilities our Airmen work, live and airmen’s concerns, but pointed out the nature of war hasletters to the editor, stories and play in.” changed dramatically.photographic submissions to The chief continued, delving into other issues effecting “With insurgents and terrorists, the nature of what we Airmen not only at Kunsan, but living on the Korean peninsula. has changed,” he said. “We have to keep in mind this isn’tDeadline for submission is close of “The biggest hardship for airmen here is the tyranny of the U.S. Army against the terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistanbusiness the Friday prior to the distance,” he said. “For our airmen, going anywhere takes a being fought by the United States. We need airmen topublication date. good amount of time and a good amount of money. We noFor information, call 738-3355. longer have the Patriot Express, which was a great opportunity See Bishop Page 4 Bishop,
  • Nov. 17, 20064 7 The Morning Calm WeeklyRoads from Page 1and 20 will be open as usual for access Dedicated shuttle buses will taketo Yongsan Main Post. In the meantime, passengers from the Gate 17, Gate 19work on X Corps Boulevard on Yongsan and 121st Combat Support Hospital areasSouth Post continues. The section to transfer to other buses at the Moyerbetween the Child Development Center Recreation Center during the roadand the fire station reopened Thursday. closure, according to Area II Installation Phase II will close X Corps Boulevard Transportation Officer Keli’i Bright.between the fire station and Collier Field Flyers will be posted at all affectedHouse Dec. 2-3, although work may be bus stops to inform customers of anymoved up if progress and weather allow. other route changes. Prior to full closure, the X Corps Road construction is not expected toBoulevard will have one lane open and affect school buses.flagmen will direct traffic. There will “Most of the closures are on holidaysbe detours on both sides of the project or weekends to minimize impact on theduring the full-closure period. community,” said Area II Public Works An ambulance will be at the South Director Michael Chung. “We askPost Fire Station to provide emergency everyone’s patience and urge drivers andtransportation. pedestrians to be cautious in project Vehicles traveling south on 8th Army areas.”Drive will be able to make only a left- Visit the Area II Web site (http://hand turn onto X Corps Boulevard for shuttle busduring that time. maps and construction updates. Updates Vehicles bound for Main Post can exit are also being made on the Commander’sGate 19, turn right at the red light and Access Channel (MWR Channel 3),proceed to Yongsan Main Post through MWR electronic marquees, and theGate 1. American Forces Network-Korea.Accident from Page 1children in the struck vehicle, and all pulse was dropping,” Graham said. ”Thebut one appeared to have no serious ambulance finally showed up about aninjuries. Unfortunately, one woman was hour later and up to the last time I sawseverely injured, bleeding from her nose, the injured mother she was still makingmouth and a couple of facial wounds. it. We assisted the ambulances departure She was moderately coherent and blocking traffic and assisted the policebeginning to shake and go into shock. the best we could.” Graham describes how he and Frazier Graham said that the reason he feltassisted in saving her life. the need to help in this situation had to “We gathered a solar blanket and do with the way he was raised.wrapped that around her and then “I attribute my willingness to help toanother blanket around that. We my mother and the Marine Corps. I thinkmaintained a constant eye on her due to the Marine Corps has strengthened thoseher going in and out of consciousness. family values taught to me by her,”We kept talking to her and ensuring her Graham said.DeCA from Page 2to work hard,” said Tafoya. “They also support has been amazing and increaseddemonstrate that military communities are public support can only help ensure thatcommitted to education and increased the Scholarships for Military Childrenopportunities for all students.” program continues to benefit the military The scholarship program has also community for many years to come.”made inroads to increasing support from Donations can be made through the linkthe “nonmilitary” community. California at, the official programhigh school students sponsoring golf Web site.tournaments in 2006 raised thousands of Applications for 2007, which includedollars to donate to the program, and an essay on “how and why” the applicantalready for 2007, a private foundation has would change an historical event, mustmade a substantial donation. be turned in at a commissary by close of “We’re excited to see this worthwhile business on Feb. 21, 2007. At least oneprogram gaining recognition and funding $1,500 scholarship will be awarded atfrom the community at large,” said Jim every commissary location with qualifiedWeiskopf, vice president of applicants.communications at Fisher House For complete eligibility requirements,Foundation. “Commissary industry visit the nearest installation commissary.Bishop from Page 3remember they are airmen first. Some instead of being home with their ownneed to be combat-engaged airmen. One families, they were together with theirguarantee is we’ll never send (airmen) Air Force family.into harms way without the training, “The holidays are about family, and allpreparation or motivation first.” of us want to be home with them,” he Bishop departed Kunsan Wednesday, said. “But you’re here with your Air Forcebut before leaving, he said he family. With nearly 2,800 airmen, youunderstands airmen are away from have an opportunity to come togetherhome during this holiday season. But, unlike any other place I’ve seen.”
  • Nov. 17, 2006 Page 5Teamwork in action: AFSC addresses barracks issuesBy Margaret Banish-Donaldson extensive improvements. So far we have madeArea I Public Affairs major improvements on more than 25 buildings CAMP RED CLOUD – This is the final part when funds were given to us at the end of 2006.”of a three-part series about the issues from the During the fall cleanup and again next spring2005 Army Family Action Plan conference to the the units will find additional work that needs toArmy Family Steering Committee. be done on the barracks to improve the quality Every year the Army Family Action Plan of life for Soldiers. The work is done by theconference gives delegates an opportunity to repair-by-unit or repair-by-individuals throughimprove the quality of life for fellow Soldiers the Directorate of Logistics excess supplies.and their families in Warrior Country. “We are extending this to the spring clean up Last year Area I and 2nd Infantry Division where we will put a coat of paint on a building,AFAP conference delegates identified 38 issues but it will require some labor from the Soldiersfor implementation to the Army Family Action to do it,” Hodges said. “Mold-resistant paint isPlan Steering committee. After months of study, also being used and dehumidifiers placed inthe steering committee completed 21 issues, sent buildings where mold occurs.”six issues to 8th U.S. Army, rejected four issues In addition, the Fires Brigade sergeant majorand is currently working on the remaining seven at Camp Casey, along with the assistant divisionissues. commander, brigade commanders and sergeants “We are making changes, and we’d like to major do inspect the barracks. As a result, theyshare our plans with you today as we take the have found 10 buildings that need to be placednext steps to improve the living conditions in on the approved priority project list and the IPBWarrior Country,” said Lt. Col. Terry Hodges, for fiscal year 2007.Camp Casey garrison commander, at a recent Furthermore, the fire department buildingcommittee meeting. JIM CUNNINGHAM managers helps find and solve problems. DPW The Directorate of Public Works initiated a Spc. Christopher Stevens and Cpl. Park Jin-woo, real property is another working group who looksstrike team for both enclaves, Uijeongbu and Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Camp at items and tells commanders what work canDongducheon. A noncommissioned officer is Casey, show the strike team mold conditions during be done by a unit.assigned to the teams, along with a composition their walk through of the barracks at Building 2607. “Continued strong support on these quality-of skilled labor to identify issues to be corrected. installation commander to gain an agreement on of-life matters is necessary,” Hodges said. “Our If the item can be corrected at the unit level the installation master plan, and set priorities strategy of day-to-day interactions with ourwith items obtained from the self-help store, it among the senior leadership of installation tenants customers, employees and stakeholders allowsis done first. If skilled labor is required, then and brigade-level tenant organizations. us to measure our level of success and identifyDPW or the Korean Service Corps will attempt “The major concern for both enclaves is future unit requirements. Maintaining highto correct the problem. If it needs major funding,” Hodges said. “More than 18 barracks quality-of-life standards is directly attributed toconstruction, then it goes to the Installation were approved and funded for renovation in the our ability to listen to our most precious resourcePlanning Board and that committee prioritizes the Casey enclave from the fiscal year 2006 list. We – the people.”list. continuously move units from barracks to an The Area I IPB provides a way for the Area I alternative living space, while we work to make E-mail Castle competesfor Connelly crownBy Jim Cunningham dishes the DFAC serves.Area I Public Affairs “Today we have shrimp [with] CAMP CASTLE—When the U.S. Alfredo sauce with pasta linguini; ourArmy wants to know where the best favorite Rotisserie chicken and porkchow is, they hold the Phillip A. Connelly fried kimchi,” Brown said. “Our dessertCompetition for dining facilities is cheese cake and fresh apple pie, Jell-throughout the Army. At Camp Castle O desserts; we have endless desserts.there lies one of the finest DFAC units This is not just for the competition JIM CUNNINGHAMin the Army. today; this is our everyday, normal fare Soldiers line up for lunch at the Camp Castle DFAC during the Connelly Competition “This is our opportunity to show our for lunch.” Nov. craftsmanship and our skills in The only thing the staff does on cooks, the best food variety and our great customer service is our hallmark.culinary arts,” said Staff Sgt. Ramonia competition day that would not be done customers are the Soldiers, so in all we We have what we call an anvil burger;Brown, senior food operations sergeant, every day of the year is how they dress. can say we have already won the a homemade kimchi burger with finely702nd Battalion Support Brigade. “We “The only thing we are doing competition.” seasoned chopped onions and kimchistarted at the battalion level and we won different for the competition is wear our All DFAC facilities in the Army would created with ground beef and made intothat. We won the 8th Army level after chef jackets,” Brown said. “The like to have the Connelly award, and to a burger patty; sautéed and seared withthat, and now we are going for the uniform is different today.” earn it they will have to add something onions and several different toppings,Department of the Army level. This is When the DFAC at Camp Castle gets special. served on a sesame seed bun. That isthe big finale; this is to find who the down to business and prepares “The thing that makes a DFAC stand just one of our unique dishes.”best food service in the Army is.” everything to a near perfect level, they out from others is a personal touch,” Every day there is careful preparation The competition is not just to show have what it takes to be the Army’s best said Headquarters, Headquarters Battery, that goes into being the best diningwhat kind of special and fancy dishes dining facility. Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, facility in the Army.the chefs can dream up. It shows the “We have won the competition food service supervisor, Master Sgt.variety and quality of everyday special already,” Brown said. “We have the best Corey Watson Sr. “Signature items and See Connelly Page 7 Connelly,
  • Nov. 17, 20066 Area I The Morning Calm Weekly challenge: Rucksack challenge: 8 miles in 58 minutes EEO/POSH Training By Jim Cunningham 35-pound rucksack on their back,” Schedule Area I Public Affairs Williams said. “Unlike the baton relay EEO training will be offered today CAMP CASEY - In Greek and race, they can wear physical training for Korean employees. The class Roman mythology, the sun god Apollo shoes and PT uniforms; they do not will be at Camp Stanley only from 9 have to wear BDUs. The only thing we gave his brother Mercury a staff and to 11 a.m. winged shoes so that he could be the mandate is the 35-pound rucksack and quick messenger of the mythical gods. some water.” N e w T R I C A R E We b The staff presented to Mercury was not There are no follow up events to the site As of Nov. 10, everything you ever a 35-pound rucksack, and even Rucksack Challenge. It is a single event. wanted to know about TRICARE Mercury would have struggled to make “We only do this event and the baton will be under one virtual roof. The eight miles in 58 minutes. relay,” Williams said. Pentagon plans on unveiling the More than 80 Soldiers did shoulder The awards are extensive. First new health care information that load, though, when they entered the through fifth places for both men and resource, Morale, Welfare and Recreation women, receive awards. First through The new Web site will combine the Rucksack 8-mile Challenge Nov. 11 at JIM CUNNINGHAM second place for teams, receive awards, information now available to Camp Casey. Second Lt. Michael Woudenberg, HHC which include plaques and trophies. w w w. t r i c a r e . o s d . m i l and The first place time was astonishing 1/72nd Artillery, crosses the finish line in First place in the women’s division It will also to most in attendance. Michael 58 minutes and 12 seconds. was 2nd Lt. Valerie Bartonico, CCO serve as a portal to five user- Woudenberg, 2nd Lt., Headquarters, serious about preparing for the 302nd Brigade Support Battalion, with a specific content areas for Headquarters Company 1/72nd Artillery marathon.” time of 1 hour, 33 minutes and 59 information, whether someone is a of Camp Casey, ran the eight miles in 58 The first Rucksack Challenge seconds;second place in the women’s TRICARE beneficiary or not. minutes and 12 seconds. registered only 18 Soldiers. This event division was Capt. Bianca Ellis, CCO, “The Rucksack Challenge came attracted more than 80 Soldiers. 302nd BSB, 1 hour, 39 minutes and 50 Warrior Country ACS about early last year,” said Jim Williams, The Soldiers ran eight miles. They seconds. Holiday Dinner Project First place in the team event was MWR sports director at Carey Fitness began at Casey’s Carey Fitness Center T h e Wa r r i o r C o u n t r y A r m y Center, Camp Casey. “The command and ran through Camp Hovey all the Headquarters, Headquarters Company, Community Service is conducting wanted a fitness type run or military way to the Tokori gate and back 1/72nd Artillery, with a time of 1 hour, the Annual Holiday Project through event to take place sometime about six through the ranges. 29 minutes and 2 seconds. Dec. 15. Applications are available a t a n y Wa r r i o r C o u n t r y A r m y months after the relay run. It is to keep “We have some steep hills in the Community Service (Bldg. S2306 – those Soldiers in shape that are really course, and they will have to run with a E-mail Elementary schools Camp Casey). For information, call 730-3142 No Fear Act Training get fire safety training July 20, the Office of Personnel Management issued the final regulations implementing the No Fear Act training requirement. These regulations provide in By Jim Cunningham do. We want our children to be prepared.” relevant part that federal Area I Public Affairs These two elementary schools spend employees must receive “No UIJEONGBU—Many families rest a lot of time in emergency awareness FEAR” Act training by Dec. 17. To easier now that their children have had training. fulfill this training obligation, the fire safety training from the Area I Fire “We have a week in the fall each year Assistant Secretary of the Army Department. Two elementary schools in when we plan for emergency training of recently identified online training Uijeongbu participated in a Fire Safety all kinds,” Freel said. “Throughout the that meets the requirements of the Poster competition and received not only curriculum we have different times of the regulation. To access the online fire safety training but also awards for year when we teach how to be prepared training, employees must go online the best posters depicting good fire safety for emergencies such as fire.” to Army Knowledge Online at habits. Both schools have frequent fire drills. JIM CUNNINGHAM; choose “The theme this year is ‘watch what “We just had a fire drill this morning,” John Cook, fire chief for Area I, gives rewards My Education (under Self-Service); click on Army e-Learning. New you heat’,” said John Cook, Area I fire said John Fitzgerald, director and principal for correct answers during the Fire Users click on the New User link; chief. “These children participated in visits of Indianhead International School. “We Prevention Month Poster competition those already registered for Army to the Area I Fire Station and drew posters practice all kinds of emergencies, even awards ceremony at Indianhead e-Learning, click on the Login Link. for the Fire Safety Poster competition we Nonessential Personnel Evacuations just International School Monday. Once logged in, employees will hold every year.” like the U.S. Army holds twice a year. in the competition, if not all of them,” Freel click on the “No FEAR” training The Indianhead International School Many of our students are from American said. “They get really excited about the link to be taken to the course and the International Christian School, military families.” posters.” module. Employees requiring 508 both in Uijeongbu, participated in both the Both schools train and practice fire There is a very special reason the Area assistance need to send an e-mail visits to the fire station and the poster safety according to guidelines provided I Fire Department holds a fire prevention to The competition. by Cook. poster competition for the elementary “No FEAR” Act course in Army e- “The Area I Fire Prevention Program “We just had a fire drill last week. We school children. Learning will remain available until means a lot to our school,” said Rex Freel, practice both the primary route plan and “It’s an extension of Fire Prevention Dec. 15. director and head of the International the secondary route plan for getting out Month. We do all we can to get the fire Christian School in Uijeongbu. “We want of the building just as the chief’s plan safety message out,” said Cook. “We Submitting to The our children to be aware of all the fire indicates,” Freel said. “We follow the basic happen to know that children are great Morning Calm Weekly prevention facts, so the fire prevention structure of fire prevention. We can exit for helping with getting the message into For information and details on submitting items for print in the people come over here and give us updates the building in two and a half minutes.” the home.” Area I section of The Morning Calm on fire prevention. To be able to go to The children of both schools were very Running a poster contest with the Fire Weekly, call 732-7155. Camp Red Cloud and see the different excited about the fire prevention poster Prevention Month theme is another way All submissions should include a things the fire department uses to put out competition. to let the children participate and get a point of contact name and and control fires brings the awareness up. “Most all of the children entered the better understanding of the theme and telephone number. Submitted items Like any emergency, the only time you poster competition,” Fitzgerald said. challenge them to be a part of the are subject to editting to meet need that awareness is when you are in “They all did very well and I know it was process.” Department of the Army standards. the middle of an emergency. We hope difficult to choose the winners.” emergencies would never occur but they “Most of our students entered a poster E-mail
  • JIM CUNNINGHAMThe Morning Calm Weekly Area I Nov. 17, 2006 7Connelly from Page 5 “Careful preparation is always in our average daily 150 patrons,” Watson said. “Some Soldiers from The multilevel competition starts at theroutine,” Watson said. “We concentrate on Camp Casey come over here with other patrons to battalion and brigade level. Army commandsprogressive cookery, internal temperature signs, and dine at this facility.” submit nominees to the U.S. Armysanitation to insure the first Soldier gets the same The Camp Castle DFAC did not always look as Quartermaster Center and School, Army Centerquality meal as the last Soldier and continues to do it does today. of Excellence, Subsistence for DA evaluation.that on a day to day basis.” “We received this dining facility about six months There are five different categories — Small There are things the judges will be looking for ago,” Watson explained. “It was closed for about Garrison (200 customers or less per meal), Largethat will take points off during the competition. eight months and we brought it from ground zero; Garrison (201 customers or more per meal), “If we have too many leftover’s at the end of we put a sports décor in it and we put our own Active-Army Field Kitchen (to feed in fieldthe meal, if the first Soldier didn’t receive the same personal touch to it. We added different grandfather operations), U.S. Army Reserve and U.S. Armyquality meal as the last Soldier, they will take points clocks, mirrors, all kinds of personal touches to National our score,” Watson said. “If an evaluator went change the ambiance of the facility. When the “The competition is very tight and the Soldiersinto the dining facility and asked the patron if they Soldiers come in they can feel at home.” put forth their all every single time we set up,”enjoyed their meal or asked if the DFAC prepares The Connelly Awards program began in 1968, Brown said. “That is what makes the team sothis good on a daily basis, and they answer in the and is named in honor of the late Phillip A. good at working together. We want to give thenegative; that would be some of the things that Connelly, past president of the International Food Soldiers the best food and nutrition every time.”would take points away from the score.” Service Executives Association. It is highly It has been said that an army travels on its Many Soldiers and other patrons come from other regarded as the driving force behind obtaining stomach, if that is so then it is no wonder theareas and camps just to dine at the DFAC in Camp IFSEA sponsorship for the Department of the U.S. Army is the finest the world has ever seen.Castle. Army’s recognition of excellence in Army food “We have a constant headcount of more than service. E-mail, civilians receive OPSEC/SAEDA briefSoldiers,By Jim Cunningham program. work. I catch myself at home and wonder and everyone to know. If you areArea I Public Affairs In his address Nov. 6 to Area I Soldiers why I let myself get by without shredding transmitting that information openly, such CAMP RED CLOUD—This is part and civilians, Paul Garcia, force protection my own personal information before as with a wireless keyboard, someone cantwo of a two-part series about operational specialist for Area I, said “If you see throwing it away. Everyone should keep record it.”security and subversion and espionage somebody you don’t recognize, you can this in mind when they throw away There are several reasons that someonedirected against the U.S. Army. approach them. They might be TDY or documents at home. Shred those would become a spy, some more than The U.S. Army is a prime and accessible they may be coming from Camp Casey, documents and protect yourself,” he said. for foreign intelligence and terrorist Yongsan, or you might just interrupt that “You are a target, it is not only yourself “Money is the number one reason peopleelements which may act in a manner one person who somehow got on the post you are protecting, it is also government sell sensitive information, death is thedetrimental to the interests of our national and was trying to do a collection.” information.” number one cure,” Garcia explained. “Thatsecurity. The main reason why everyone working Most of the jobs we perform are for is what one risks when selling government The Army is vulnerable to espionage, for the U.S. Army is a target is that one end, said Garcia. secrets and sensitive information.”sabotage, subversion, sedition and Americans are a symbol of everything a “Protecting people, protecting the people One could probably live from five toterrorism from both within and outside of terrorist hates, Garcia said. of Korea, protecting the interests of the 10 years very well if they were not caught,the United States. The dissolution of the “You are free, privileged and rich, United States, these are the products of or maybe longer, explained Garcia.Warsaw Pact and the retreat of comparatively speaking. Don’t forget that most of our jobs,” Garcia said. “When you get caught, the death penaltycommunism have not lessened the threat for a second,” Garcia said. “They do hate He added that people are most sticks, and as far as anything else, yourof espionage. The volunteer spy; the you because you are a symbol of freedom vulnerable when we use our computers family will not be taken care of,” he said.increasing need for foreign governments and everything that they are not allowed to and go to chat rooms. “You forfeit all your other rights. Thereto collect Western technology, which they have.” “In a chat room you don’t know who are no more Veteran’s Affairs claims ortarget through their intelligence services; Operational security should be a part of the other person is,” Garcia said. “Army anything else.”the targeting of U.S. installations and your personal life, explains Garcia. Knowledge Online is set up to be for “You don’t know who the spy is,”personnel by states which sponsor “I collect information all day, and then I Soldiers and Army civilian personnel. Garcia said. “A foreign intelligence officerterrorism; and the increasing opportunities go home and there is a trash bag full of However, as with anything, there are those is not going to identify himself. It isfor travel and contact between East and things with my Social Security number on that can gain access through dishonest basically up to you to be distrusting ofWest, underscore the necessity for a them, my address and all my personal means. Once that happens and you are in everyone.”focused and effective counter intelligence information. I ask myself why do I let a chat room, you are putting yourawareness, education and reporting things go like that. I shred things all day at information out there for everyone to see E-mail Y e o w ! ! Look out Dooley!! You know Where did he you shouldn’t jaywalk!! come from!
  • Nov. 17, 2006 Page 9Area II security guards ‘fire for effect’Guards practice marksmanship,qualify to maintain skillsBy Cpl. Lee Yang-wonArea II Public Affairs REYNOLDS RANGE — Even an icy wind could not deter Korean security guards at their weapons qualification. As they pulled out their M9 pistols, they aimed, calmed their breathing, and fired relentlessly. Area II security guards trained at this range southA guard checks his of Seoul Nov. “In order to carry a firearm they need to be weaponsqualified,” said Area II Emergency Services directorRicky Oxendine. “They need to know it to the samestandards as the Soldiers they are protecting. It’sas simple as that.” PHOTOS BY CPL. LEE YANG-WON There are 256 Korean security guards at Area II Area II security guards fire M9 pistols Nov. 7 at Reynolds Range. Guards must qualify to maintain skills.installations. They are all required to qualify withtheir weapons. said. “Because guards always carry pistols during duty what we do.” “You have to hit at least 35 out of 50 to qualify,” hours, it is important we skillfully handle our weapons. The guards also trained on nuclear, biological andsaid Area II Senior Security Guard Shin Duk-soon. That’s what the certification is all about.” chemical tasks that are part of the biannual training.“We give guards who don’t qualify three additional He said the session is significant to the guards to “Their duty is very important for the sake of theretries during the four days to qualify.” raise awareness on how serious their job can be. servicemembers,” Shin said. “They have to be Shin said if the guards fail the test, their contracts “It is always great to be out at the range and fire accountable about force protection all the time.”could be terminated. our weapons,” said Area II Security Guards Lee Duk- “We do weapons qualification twice a year,” Shin yeon. “The experience gives us a sense of pride at E-mail SAHS wins Far East Teacher builds language bridge with volunteer work football championship By Pfc. Kim Sang-wook Area II Public Affairs Area II Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — The SEOUL — When she was a little girl Seoul American High School growing up in Daegu, Ham Ae-kyung “Falcons” won the Far East District did not dream of one day having an Football Championship in an exciting American name or teaching English to overtime game here Saturday. her fellow Koreans. However, Ham The Falcons and the Kadena High grew up to become Esther Rauhauser, School “Panthers” from Okinawa, the wife of American Donald Rauhauser. Japan went into overtime with the Rauhauser has dedicated her free score 6-6. time as a volunteer English teacher at a After winning a coin flip, the Korean community center near Yongsan. Falcons threw a touchdown pass to For her efforts, Korean officials Tight End sophmore Joe McLean. honored Rauhauser in a downtown Kadena fumbled on their overtime ceremony Nov. 4. attempt, ending the game with the “It makes me feel good that I Falcons victorious. contributed something to the Falcons Head Coach Julian community,” she said. Harden said the team relied on a Rauhauser, her husband and three children have been committed to PFC. K IM SANG-WOOK quote: “If you always do what teaching English to Korean citizens at English student Yi Sung-bae (left) listens to teacher Esther Rauhauser. you’ve always done, you will always the Gal-wol Community Center near “I really want to thank Mr. and Mrs. an opportunity to be part of the Good get what you’ve always gotten.” Gate 20 since mid-2004. Rauhauser,” said Korean student Yi Neighbor Program,” she said. “I hope “It means if you want to change Her class members were both young Sung-bae. “When you look at her and many Americans step out and mingle the outcome, you have to change and old; all came with a desire to how she gives perfect effort into our with the local people. Share what you what you’re doing,” he said. “This improve English conversation skills and class, it makes me feel touched every can, and then you will know what I am year we emphasized a balanced learn more about American culture. time.” talking about.” attack and that was the difference.” “They have shared impressions that Rauhauser received a Plaque of The Rauhausers are moving to a new More than 700 people turned out they never had before,” she said. Appreciation Nov. 4 from the Yongsan- assignment at the Blue Grass Army for the game. Harden said the Far East “Escorting them onto the U.S. Army gu mayor. Depot, Ky., later this month. Championship is akin to a state or base was the best experience.” The experience has been a great Rauhauser worked as an accounting regional championship back home. Rauhauser recalled a successful lesson for her family, she said. technician for the 175th Financial “It’s a big deal,” he said. “The barbecue picnic last year. “It was a big blessing and most Management Center. students are really excited.” “It was a huge success,” she said. rewarding to my family to have such E-mail
  • 10 Nov. 17, 2006 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Americans seek traditional Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Storytime By David McNallyThe Yongsan Library will host a Area II Public AffairsThanksgiving Storytime from 10-11a.m. Saturday. General and Mrs. B.B. YONGSAN GARRISON —Bell are slated to be the guest story American families will celebratetellers. To round out the event, Thanksgiving Thursday. For U.S.young readers are invited for servicemembers and civilians stationedrefreshments afterward. far from home, the holiday can still be traditional. Yongsan Commissary Area II dining facility officials plan Holiday Hours to offer a memorable Thanksgiving 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday experience. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday “We go out of our way to make it a 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday special meal,” said Area II Food Service 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday Branch Manager Larry Graham. Closed Thursday “There’s a lot more variety, decorations 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 24 and special uniforms.” 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 25 Graham said the staff feels good about making Thanksgiving a day to LYNN CHEN Filling Station Closure remember. Traditional American Thanksgiving dinner is within the grasp of all Area II community members.The Yongsan Army and Air Forces “The attitude is really good from allExchange Service Filling Station will the cooks,” he said. “It’s one of theclose 2-4 p.m. Thursday during a biggest events of the year for us. It evenscheduled power outage. has more emphasis than Christmas dinner.” Craft Fair-Bazaar Graham said the dining facility staffSeoul American High School will recognizes that the meal must be a Dragon Hill Lodgesponsor its Annual Craft Fair and “feast.” executive chef TimHoliday Bazaar 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Nov. It is, without a doubt, the most Mitchell checks on a24-25 at the Seoul American High inexpensive Thanksgiving meal turkey cooking in one ofSchool Gymnasium. available. For $5.90, officers, DoD his three ovens. The civilians, contractors, family members, hotel, along with many American Red Cross guests and military personnel receiving Area II eateries, plans aThe American Red Cross is seeking Basic Allowance for Subsistence can eat special Thanksgivingmotivated individuals to provide “all they want.” Soldiers can use a meal PFC. JUNG JAE-HOON Day feast.emergency communications and card at no charge. Children under sixcasework services to members of can eat for free. The Thanksgiving meal Facility on Camp Coiner and the Yongin The Dragon Hill Lodge will also offerthe Armed Forces and their families. will cost $5 for spouses and other family Dining Facility will serve a Thanksgiving holiday specials.The applicant must be an American members of enlisted personnel E-1 feast. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday. The 2nd “We want Soldiers to feel like they’recitizen; at least 18 years of age; a through E-4. Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment Dining at home,” said DHL executive chef Timhigh school graduate; have base The Three Kingdoms Inn Dining Facility at K-16 Air Base will serve lunch Mitchell.access; and possess basic computer Facility on Yongsan Main Post, the 516th 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. At Madison Site, the There will be a Thanksgiving buffetskills. For information, call 738-3670. Personnel Services Battalion Dining Thanksgiving hours will be 12-2 p.m. See Thanksgiving Page 12 Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving with American ExpatsThe USO is inviting 20 AAFES-Korea opens first Starbucksservicemembers to join for a By David McNallyThanksgiving feast with American Area II Public Affairsexpatriates 5-10 p.m. Thursday. The YONGSAN GARRISON — Area II community membersUSO will provide transportation to have a new place to get a “cup of Joe.” Army and Air Forceoff-base condominium complex. For Exchange Service officials unveiled a new Starbucks Nov. 7information, call 724-7781. at the Yongsan Town House. “All over the world, Starbucks operates more than 13,000 Good Neighbor stores,” said Area II AAFES General Manager Betty O’Brien. Program Volunteers “This is the first Starbucks for us in Korea.”Good Neighbor Program volunteers There is a Starbucks on Yongsan Garrison South Post,are needed to have a day of fun with but it is not an AAFES operation.Songjoong Elementary School “This is a renowned name brand,” O’Brien said. “We hopestudents. You’ll start at the USO to be able to better serve our customers by providing themwith lunch at the USO Canteen and with quality services from known vendors.”then youll be off to the Yongsan Starbucks Korea officials joined with Area II CommanderBowling Lanes. For information, call Col. Ron Stephens, AAFES Korea and Japan Area Manager724-7781. Paul Stenseth, O’Brien and others to “cut the ribbon” during a lunchtime ceremony Nov. 7. New Visitor “This is just another way to make this community better,” Center Hours Stephens said. “AAFES has been a great partner.”Beginning Dec. 1, The Yongsan As many at the grand opening ceremony enjoyed free cakeGarrison Gate 20 Visitor Center hours and coffee, 8th U.S. Army Band member Sgt. Todd Coronawill be 6 a.m.-1 a.m. daily. Visitors can made his way to the cash register to become the store’s firstalso sign in at Gates 5, 10 and 17. paying customer. Area II Web site “I plan to come here a lot,” he said. “I’m here at the TownFor more community notes, news and House everyday anyway.”information, visit the Area II Web site O’Brien said AAFES plans to open another Starbucks at DAVID MCNALLYat Osan Air Base before the end of next month. Eighth U.S. Army Band member Sgt. Todd Corona becomes the first E-mail paying Starbucks customer after the Nov. 7 grand opening.
  • The Morning Calm Weekly Area II Nov. 17, 2006 11‘Community of Yongsan observes Native American eventSharing’ helps By Pfc. Kim Sang-wook Area II Public Affairsfamilies in need YONGSAN GARRISON — Withby David McNally dancing and drumbeats, the Area IIArea II Public Affairs community celebrated American Indian YONGSAN GARRISON — For and Alaskan Native Heritage Month Nov.84 Area II families, Thanksgiving 8 at Multipurpose Training Facility.2006 will be an extra special time to Since 1990, Americans have set asidebe thankful. That is the number of the month of November to learn aboutfamilies benefiting from this year’s the heritage, history and traditions of“Community of Sharing” holiday American Indians.project. “We have this event honor American Deserving families will receive and Alaskan heritage,” said United Statescommissary vouchers between $80 Army Troop Command - Korea Equalto $190, depending on the size of the Opportunity Advisor Sgt. 1st Classfamily. Desiree Tomlinson. “November is a “This year participation was very month we celebrate American nativesgood,” said Area II Family Services and Alaskan natives.”Division Chief Brenda McCall. United States Troop Command – McCall oversees a committee to Korea, organized the ceremony andreview applications and to make sure more than 70 servicemembers andthe funds are shared with needy community members members. There are eight cultural heritage “For Thanksgiving, $8,770 will be months each year to recognize differentdistributed,” said committee member ethnic contributions to AmericanGina Mariano. “Almost every family culture.who applied was accepted.” “There are hundreds and thousands The program was funded by of Americans out there who are holdingdonations from eight private on to Native American heritage,” saidorganizations, Area II chapels and Tango Security Force 1st Lt. Ericindividuals. Wagoner. “By holding on to a common Community of Sharing provides cultural element, we can improve ourcommissary vouchers for meals for lives with ethnic mixture.” PFC. K IM SANG-WOOK Wagoner gave a speech to Order of the Arrow members Michael Nelson (right) and Chris Behsends dance during American See Sharing Page 12 Sharing, See Native Page 12 Native, Indian and Alaskan Native Heritage Month Nov. 8 at the Multipurpose Training Facility.
  • 12 Nov. 17, 2006 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Veterans Day remembered PFC. K IM SANG-WOOK United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. B.B. Bell lays a wreath at the Main Post War Memorial Saturday for Veterans Day.Thanksgiving from Page 10on the Mezzanine Bridge. Seating Times potatoes, green beans, gravy, cranberryare 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 sauce, dinner rolls, freshly baked pumpkinp.m. Call 738-2222, ext. 24 for pie, that serves up to 10 people forreservations. $84.95.” Sables Restaurant will offer a The Main Post Club will offer a similarThanksgiving four-course dinner. program, “Gobblers-to-Go.” The menuSeating times are 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. is Turkey or Virginia Ham with “fixins.”and 8:30 p.m. Call 738-2222, ext. 24 For information, call 723-5678.for reservations. The Commiskey’s Family Rest- The Oasis Restaurant will feature the aurant Thanksgiving Day special will beregular menu plus a Thanksgiving served at a lunch buffet 10:30 a.m.-2:30buffet 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. p.m. and dinner special 3-8:30 p.m. for The Hartell House will also provide a information, call 738-3968.Thanksgiving buffet. Seating times are Yongsan Lanes will feature “Turkey12 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Call Bowling” Saturday. Bowl with a frozen738-2222, ext. 24 for reservations. Turkey to win a Turkey or Ham Dinner. Greenstreet will be closed Thursday. For information call 723-7830. Additionally, the DHL’s “Turkey-to- If community members want to fixGo” program will offer more than 1,000 their own turkey dinner, Yongsanready to eat Turkey dinners for sale. Commissary Grocery Manager JoseCustomers can order a “Turkey-to-Go Gonzalez is more than happy to help out.meal through the DHL Deli or by calling “We ordered between five and six738-2222 Ext. 6716. thousand pounds of turkey,” he said. “We have three ovens that can cook “In fact, we supplied Dragon Hill Lodgemore than a hundred turkeys in just two with their turkeys.”hours,” Mitchell said. “Our menuincludes country stuffing, mashed E-mail from Page 11community members by introducing “Today it was a good turnout,”himself as a descendant of Cherokee Tomlinson said. “Not only SoldiersIndians. He emphasized the self- attended the event, but also communitydetermination of being a Native members and Korean Augmentation to theAmerican, and explained the Cherokee’s United States Army came to the program.”contributions to the United States. “The cultures that they’ve shown “The event made me close to the are what we are today,” said RobinNative American culture,” said 85th Crane. “They are a strong part of ourEngineer Spc. Jo-Annastacia Gage. “I community because they gave servicedefinitely give respect to the Indians.” in a lot of ways.” Gage opened the ceremony by singingthe “Star-Spangled Banner.” E-mail from Page 11Thanksgiving and Christmas. The application deadline for the Christmas During Christmas, in addition to a portion of the program is Dec. 8.voucher, select families will also receive Mariano will distribute commissarytoys from the U.S. Marine Corps’ “Toys vouchers for Thanksgiving to thefor Tots” program. selected families between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Military families in the pay grade E-6 Tuesday and Wednesday. Forand below and Defense Department information, call 738-7505.civilian equivalents may participate by “This is a great way to help spread joysubmitting an application. Applications are during the holidays,” she said.available online at the Area II Web site orat Yongsan Army Community Service. E-mail
  • Nov. 17, 2006The Morning Calm Weekly 13Lean from Page 3processes and procedures, and they achieve greater efficiency, improveknow where there are processes and quality, decrease cycle time and reduceprocedures that are wasteful and add no cost. The Army is rapidly transformingvalue. These processes make ideal using Lean Six Sigma methodology andcandidates for a Lean Six Sigma review lessons learned.because reducing waste and variation Like any school, these classes groupare the goals of this fact-based individuals into different categoriesproductivity and quality enhancement depending to how much training theprogram, Williams said. students have received. A project charter is the instrument “It takes about a month to receivethat outlines what the Lean Six Sigma green belt certification and sixteam should investigate. A good project months for black belt certification.charter provides a problem statement, The training being conducted foroutlines goals and objectives, states the this class is a little different frombusiness impact, gives the project scope, the training black belts and greenand lists the team members and a belts receive. We are being taughtschedule, Reszka said. how to manage within the Lean Six SPC. FAY JAMYMEC Neighborly “Every year there are classes that Sigma organization process. Whenteach people the principles of Lean Six we are done we will be the leadersSigma. The graduates are grouped as and organizers for the green beltsgreen belts and black belts,” Reszka said. Lean Six Sigma is one of the main and black belts that work for us,” Reszka said. Visittools of change in the Secretary of the Units Army-wide are applying Lean Above: Lance Cpl. Anthony Lovato, SpecialArmy’s Business Transformation Six Sigma methodology to all business United States Liaison Advisor to Activitiesinitiative, which aims to more effectively resourcing, management and Korea, arm wrestles with a student fromsupport the war-fighter through acquisition processes to become more Keumbuk Elementary School. The studentsstreamlining the support processes. effective, improve quality, reduce visited Yongsan Garrison and some of the “The Army has many demands with cycle time and achieve cost servicemembers who work and live here aslimited resources. In order to combat reductions. part of a recent Good Neighbor Programthis problem, the Lean Six Sigma Just as the Army is leveraging the activity. During their visit, students and theirprogram teaches its students ways to lessons of war to improve fighting military hosts played mini-golf, ate lunch atminimize waste, reduce unnecessary effectiveness, it is also applying the USO (at left) and talked with their U.S.actions and cut time. By doing this the relevant corporate best practices to guides.Army can save money,” said Williams. improve our business processes and Lean Six Sigma is being used to re- maximize use of our financial, humanengineer Army business processes to and materiel resources.
  • Nov. 17, 200614 The Morning Calm Weekly Nov. 17-23 Nov. The Black The Black Gridiron Gang The Wicker The Covenant Gridiron Gang The Black Dahlia R Dahlia R PG-13 Man PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Dahlia R Gridiron Gang Running With Running With The Black No Show No Show No Show PG-13 Scissors R Scissors R Dahlia R Gridiron Gang Gridiron Gang Gridiron Gang The Covenant The Covenant Jackass 2 R Jackass 2 R PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Gridiron Gang The Covenant Hollywoodland Gridiron Gang The Wicker The Black Beerfest R PG-13 PG-13 R PG-13 Man PG-13 Dahlia R Stranger Than Stranger Than The Covenant No Show No Show No Show Jet Li’s Fiction PG-13 Fiction PG-13 PG-13 Fearless RFlushed Away — (Ian The Black Dahlia — (Josh Stranger Than Fiction-- Gang--(Dwayne “The Gridiron Gang-- Hollywoodland — (AdrienMcKellen, Andy Serkis) Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson) (Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal) Rock” Johnson, Kevin Dunn) Brody, Diane Lane)The story of an uptown rat that gets Elizabeth “Betty” Short, a 22-year- A comedy about a novelist who is The uplifting story of detention camp George Reeves, the heroic Man offlushed down the toilet from his old aspiring actress from the East struggling to complete her latest – probation officer Sean Porter, who Steel on TV’s “Adventures ofpenthouse apartment, ending in the Coast who wore a delicate flower in and potentially finest – book. There’s creates a high-school-level football Superman,” dies in his Hollywoodsewers of London, where he has to her raven hair and became many only one problem: She only has to team from a ragtag group of Hills home. Felled by a singlelearn a whole new and different way things to many people—dear friend, find a way to kill off her main dangerous teenage inmates as a gunshot wound, Reeves leavesof life. beloved sister, estranged daughter, character, Harold Crick, and she’ll means to teach them self-respect behind a fiancée—aspiring starlet frequent girlfriend and accused be done. Little does she know that and social responsibility. He is joined Leonore Lemmon—and millions of prostitute. Jan.15, 1947, she was Harold Crick is inexplicably alive and in this experiment by co-worker, fans who are shocked by his death. discovered brutally splayed in a well in the real world, and is suddenly Malcolm Moore. But Porter must first But it is his grieving mother, Helen vacant lot near Leimert Park in aware of her words. Fiction and overcome almost universal Bessolo, who will not let the downtown L.A. Enter onto the scene reality collide when the bewildered resistance from the powers that be questionable circumstances police officers, Lee Blanchard and and resistant Harold hears what she — his skeptical bosses and surrounding his demise go Dwight “Bucky” Bleichert. The new has in mind, and realizes that he coaches at rival high schools who unaddressed. Helen seeks justice, partners’ first homicide case starts must find a way to change her – and don’t want their players mixing it up or at least answers but truth and with a call from their supervisor to his –ending. with convicted criminals on the justice are not so easily found in investigate the slaying of the football field. Hollywood. ambitious silver screen B-lister Betty Short. Flags of Our No Show Idlewild The Last No Show No Show No Show Fathers R R Kiss R Miami Vice R The Marine Stranger Than Stranger Than Stranger Than Gridiron Gang DeJa Vu PG-13 Fiction PG-13 Fiction PG-13 Fiction PG-13 PG-13 NR Gridiron Gang The Covenant The Black The Covenant The Wicker No Show Stranger Than PG-13 PG-13 Dahlia R PG-13 Man R Fiction PG-13 The Black Gridiron Gang Gridiron Gang The Covenant No Show Stranger Than Gridiron Gang Dahlia R PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 Fiction PG-13 PG-13 Stranger Than Stranger Than Open Season The Black The Black Gridiron Gang DeJa Vu Fiction PG-13 Fiction PG-13 PG Dahlia R Dahlia R PG-13 NR Stranger Than Material Girls Material Girls The Covenant The Covenant The Covenant DeJa Vu Fiction PG-13 PG PG PG-13 PG-13 PG-13 NR John Tucker John Tucker Crossover Crossover Invincible Invincible Invincible PG PG Must Die Must Die PG-13 PG-13 PG PG-13 PG-13
  • Nov. 17, 2006The Morning Calm Weekly 15Chaplain thanks God for serving SoldiersBy Chaplain (Capt.) Sohhwan Park traditional food or American. It probably will be daily life. Now I have the heart of an American.36th Signal Battalion delicious foods from both cultures. My mind has been trained as an American citizen; Thanksgiving will be very special to On Thanksgiving Day, I usually write down and I am enjoying all the rights, privileges andmy family this year. I grew up in several thanksgiving topics that reflect God’s grace benefits as an American citizen. The AmericanSouth Korea. When I was 31 years old, my wife and love upon my life during the year. This year I Government graciously accepted my family andand I went to America. Since then, my wife and I have one special thanksgiving topic; thank you to naturalized us as American citizens. When I applieddecided to celebrate Thanksgiving instead of America for giving me the great opportunity to to the Army, the U.S Army graciously commissionedChusok (Korea’s Thanksgiving Holiday). During serve Soldiers as an Army Chaplain. Right after me as a chaplain. Although I sometimes feel strangeThanksgiving Holidays, we have enjoyed turkey, my American citizenship celebration, the terrorist as a Korean-American Soldier stationed in Korea, Iham, corn, roast beef, pumpkin pie, and various attacks on September 11th occurred. At that time, am really enjoying my new life as a U.S Armykinds of Thanksgiving food. However, we always I felt a need to do something for my new chaplain here in my mother country.missed our families in Korea. This year, country, but I was sad and frustrated because I I am excited to celebrate Thanksgiving 2006Thanksgiving will be different. We already could not. Then in 2004, I found the best way to here in Korea with my American Soldiers whocelebrated Chusok with our Korean families for the serve my new country was as a Soldier. I gladly have sacrificially been serving our country, thefirst time since 1995. We are also going to celebrate joined the Army in 2004 and deployed to Iraq United States of America. In addition, I amThanksgiving this year with our American family, right away. During this deployment in Iraq, I thankful to my mother country, South Korea,Soldiers who are missing their families back in the was greatly privileged to take care of many which taught and educated me to grow as aStates. We haven’t decided yet what kind of food Soldiers as a chaplain. man of God. This year, my family and I havewe will prepare for them, whether it will be Korean American citizenship became a true reality to my much to celebrate on Thanksgiving! Area IV Worship Services Protestant Collective Friday 7 p.m. Camp Walker 11:45 a.m. Camp Carroll Collective Sunday 10 a.m. Camp Carroll Wednesday 7 p.m. Camp Carroll Mass Saturday 5 p.m. Camp Walker 10:30 a.m. Camp Henry Korean Tuesday 7 p.m. Camp Carroll Area IV Chaplains 10:30 a.m. Camp Walker Korean 6:30 p.m. Camp Walker Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Joseph F. Hannon 12:45 p.m. Camp Walker Praise & Worship Sunday 6:30 p.m. Camp Walker or 768-5455 1 p.m. Camp Carroll Catholic Chaplain (Capt.) Byong Min Church of Christ 5 p.m. Camp Walker Mass Sunday 9 a.m. Camp Walker or 765-8991 Ad goes here
  • Nov. 17, 200616 The Morning Calm WeeklyJuwangsan: Behold year-round splendorBy Kevin JacksonArea IV Public Affairs MOUNT JUWANG, Republic of Korea – Ifyou’re looking for an escape from the city thatcombines National Geographic beauty with mysteriouscharm and serenity, look no further – CheongsongJusanji and Mount Juwang National Park await you inSoutheastern Korea. Jusanji, or Jusan Pond, and the surrounding parkwas beautifully documented in acclaimed producerKim Ki-duk’s award-winning movie, “Spring,Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring” (also known asBom Yeoreum, Gaeul, Gyeoul geurigo Bom). Nestled within the park, the pond exudes an aura of Wild royal azaleas grow naturally, turning the Jubang Valley atmystery as the mist enveloping the Jeolgol Valley, Mount Juwang National Park into an extraordinary flower gardenJeolgolcheon, begins to lift, and reveals 30 big willow each spring. The Wild Royal Azalea Festival is held annually thetrees each about 150 years old, sprouting out of the first week of May in the park.water. With Mount Juwang, or Juwangsan, in the In the past, Juwangsan was known asbackground, the reflection cast by the park in the Seokpyeongsan, which means folded stone screenfootball field-size pond, believed to be nearly 300 years mountain. Because of the scenic beauty of itsold, resembles a spectacular watercolor painting. limestone pinnacles, Juwangsan is often referred to asJusanji opens to the public two hours before sunrise minor Geumgang (Diamond Mountain) in Northand closes at sunset. Gyeongsang Province. Mount Geumgang is the Juwangsan was designated as National Park No. 12 second tallest in North Korea and has become aon March 30, 1976. It is the smallest of the Korea’s popular tourist attraction in recent years.national parks and is the only one in southeastern Juwangsan is steeped in legend. It is believed thatKorea. The park is not so steep, which makes it great in the Silla Kingdom, Judo from the Chinese Tangfor walking and enjoying nature. About 500,000 people Dynasty (8th Century) attempted a coup. When it PHOTOS BY SEBASTIAN SCIOTTIvisit the park each year. failed, he fled and hid in the mountains. He was Buddhist Daejeon Temple sits in the foreground of the flag subsequently called King rock, or Giam, in the background. The temple, designated Juwang and the as Tangible Cultural Property No. 22 in North Gyeongsang mountain was named Province, was built in 672 A.D. and there are several tales after him. about its construction. Juwangsan is divided Autumn, when the leaves turn crimson is undeniably into three districts: the most unforgettable. Even winter, when snow Jubanggol at the park’s blankets the peaks and valleys, provides a breathtaking entrance; Jeolgolcheon retreat if one can tolerate the cold winds that whip in the east; and through the park. Yaksutang, which is There are six temples and hermitages located inside famous for its mineral Juwangsan, including Daejeon temple, or Daejeonsa, springs, in the west. The near the park entrance. Daejeonsa was first built in park boasts six 672 A.D., but reconstructed in 1672 because of war mountains about 2,950 and fire. It houses national treasures such as the feet high. Taehaeng portrait of the Great Buddhist Monk Sa-myeong and Mountain at 3,061 feet is an engraved wooden board made by Gen. Lee Yeo- the tallest, but Juwang song and presented to the monk. Juwangam and Mountain at 2,365 feet Baekryeonam are the two hermitages. near the park’s entrance All trails within the park allow for day hikes. The is the biggest tourist main trail is a circular route that traces Jubongcheon. attraction. The five trails range from 6.8 to 9.75 miles and can be Jubong Valley is 3.1 completed in about four to six hours. miles long and is the More than 900 species of fauna, of which nearly main valley in the park. 800 are insects, populate the park. The species In the spring the entire include legally protected animals like the otter, valley is transformed leopard cat and Eurasian flying squirrel. The into an astonishing picturesque park also contains an extensive array of flower garden filled with flora including more than 750 documented plant wild royal azalea. species. Legend states the flowers are the See Juwangsan on Page 28 reincarnation of King Juwang’s spirit. During the spring and early summer months everything turns green, rainfall replenishes the streams and the refreshing sounds of three waterfalls flowing through the rocky valleys resonatesThe third waterfall at 72 feet is the highest of the three waterfalls inside Mount Juwang National Park. through the park toIt roars in the early summer when the streams are filled with water and is exceptionally beautiful in create the perfect escape Willow trees sprout out of Jusan Pond (Junsanji).the fall when the foilage changes color. from the summer heat.
  • Nov. 17, 200618 The Morning Calm Weekly MWR Cable TV price increase still ‘bargain’ for premium service By Cara Masterson IMA-Korea MWR YONGSANGARRISON – Morale Welfare and Recreation Cable TV Josh Goode Band costs will increase from $27 to $30 Catch the remaining shows of the Josh for premium service for residential Goode Band - a unique pop/rock band subscribers effective Jan. 1, with ample jazz, reggae and funk 2007. MWR subsidizes the cost of undertones. In their three years together, the band has honed an exciting live cable television so rates remain show that gives their rapidly growing comparable to stateside prices. fan base a unique experience every time. The price changes are due to the At times funny, other moments increase in fees paid by MWR to the touching - yet always consistently individual networks for the rights to powerful and fun. The band has played carry their services. hundreds of shows together, and after COURTESY PHOTO According to Ron Buss, MWR sharing bills with some of the nation’s BOSS Soldiers climbing Kwongum Castle to enjoy the scenery from Mount Sorak. cable TV chief, “We strive to provide BOSS Bargain Weekend Weekend largest talents (Peter Frampton, Soldiers with the same entertainment, Smashmouth, Los Lonely Boys, Nelly news, and movie services they have Furtado, Bob Schneider) and appearing access to in the United States. Our heads to Mount Sorak on national television programs such as cable television program is a not-for- Budweiser and HDTV’s “True Music” profit piece of MWR. We continue to and writing songs for CBS and the subsidize the cost as much as possible Dallas Cowboys. Shows are free of By Sgt. Nikelcia Marcelin for unification of the north and but, unfortunately, we couldn’t cover charge courtesy of MWR and Korea Region MWR the entire cost.” scheduled as follows: south, provided a quick stop for a YONGSAN GARRISON – group photo. The “basic service” is free to all Friday, Camp Walker, Hilltop Club, 7 p.m. Thirty-six Soldiers from The group also rode the Sorak on-post residents with MWR picking Saturday, Kunsan AB, Loring Club, 7 throughout USFK/Installation cable car to the mountaintop and up the cost. Additional channels are p.m. Management Command - Korea hiked to scenic overview sites at available via subscription to the Sunday, Osan AB, Mustang Club, 8 p.m. Region enjoyed visually the Kwongum Castle peak, unique “premium service.” Powerman 5000 impressive mountains and a caves, and waterfalls. Terrence Tarver, a resident of The alternative band, Powerman 5000, unique cultural experience at On day three, the tour spent Hannam Village, said “Cable TV is one will be touring Korea Nov. 26-28. Led by Mount Sorak during the long free time along Naksan Beach on of the reasons why I have not moved the bleach-blond frontman Spider, their weekend over the Veterans the East Sea, one of Korea’s most off post. I have five AFN channels group is sometimes referred to as PM5K. Holiday. The Soldiers participated popular and beautiful beaches. which I can’t get off post. A lot of The concert will feature their new album, in the Korea Region Better Sorak Park Hotel played host, people watch the sports, but I like to “Destroy the World,” as well classics Opportunities for Single and serving five buffet style meals and watch CNN and BBC News.” He that haven’t been performed in years. unaccompanied Soldiers Bargain providing four-star hotel amenity added “It’s well worth the cost. My Past hits include “Action,” “Free,” weekend from Nov. 10 through services. Many participants cable in the States was about $70 — “Bombshell,” “Nobody’s Real,” “Ulatra $40 plus $12 for each premium Sunday. heaped praise on the professional Mega,” and “When Worlds Collide.” channel.” The weekend crammed-in several tour Guide Company and Korea They band has toured with Marilyn The Basic Package is free and of Korea’s famous landmarks. One Region BOSS for providing such Manson, Korn, and Ozzfest. Concerts includes: AFN xtra, AFN Atlantic, AFN are free of charge and open to all military stop included visiting the Unification an outstanding event for the Observatory Tower which is set at bargain price of $99. Pacific, AFN News, AFN Sports, local ID card holders courtesy of USO, AFE Commander’s Access Channel, CNN and MWR. the edge of Demarkation Line of the BOSS programs are brought to 38th Parallel that divides North and you courtesy of Morale, Welfare International, EBS, KBS1, KBS2, Nov. 26, Osan AB, Mustang Club South Korea. Participants enjoyed a and Recreation. They offer a MBC, Pentagon Channel and SBS. Nov. 27, Camp Humphreys, Community Korean fresh fish market stop variety of opportunities for single The Premium Package will cost Activities Center before heading over to an outdoor and unaccompanied Soldiers to $30 and include all the channels in the Nov. 28, Camp Casey, Carey Fitness Center. hot springs with eight pools and get involved in the community. Basic Package plus: ABS Asia Pacific, four saunas. For information on BOSS trips or AFN Family, AFN Movies, AFN Area II Pool League Sorak National Park’s Unification activities, contact your local Spectrum, AXN, Adventure One, The Area II Pool League is seeking new Buddha statue monument, where Community Activities Center, or Animal Planet, Arirang, BBC World, members. The group meets at 7 p.m. worshippers pay respects and pray call 725-6070. The Bloomberg Channel, Cartoon each Tuesday at the Main Post Club, Network, Channel V, Cinemax Asia, Harvey’s Lounge and the Navy Club -- The Discovery Channel, E-TV, ESPN, all on Yongsan Garrison. Membership is open to ID cardholders, family Hot Shots The Fashion Channel, Fox News, The Golf Channel, HBO Asia, HBO members, retirees, Department of Amateur and professional-in-the- Signature, The Hallmark Channel, M- Defense civilians or contractors and making artists were honored for Net, MTV, National Geographic individuals sponsored by ID their photography work in the Channel, Nickelodeon, The cardholders. For more information, call Korea Region Photo Contest. Soundtrack Channel, Star Movies, Brent Abare at 723-3691. Morale, Welfare and Recreation Star Sports, Star World, Turner TMCW Submissions presented winners of the Classic Movies and Voice of America. To have an event featured in The peninsula-wide contest with For information about the channels Morning Calm Weekly’s News & Notes, awards at the ceremony Oct. 25 at available, go to the IMCOM MWR e-mail information to the Yongsan Arts & Crafts Center. Web site and click on the cable TV At Left, Airman Luis A. Mendiola link. All submissions should include a accepts the award for “Best in Visit the MWR Cable TV Office to contact name and telephone number. Show” for his Color, Military Life, sign up for premium service. For Deadline is close of business Friday photo . information about cable TV, visit the prior to publication date. For All winning photos were forwarded MWR Web site at http:// information, call 738-3355. COURTESY PHOTO to the All-Army Photo Contest.
  • Nov. 17, 2006 Page 212nd Battalion 52nd Aviation Regiment re-flagsBy Susan BarkleyArea III Public Affairs CAMP HUMPHREYS – The 2nd Combat AviationBrigade took the final step in its transformation processNov. 6 at a re-flagging ceremony for 2nd Battalion52nd Aviation Regiment held at Camp Humphreys. Thenewly flagged unit is known as 3rd Bn. 2nd CAB. The unit’s history stretches back to May 31, 1940.The unit saw action in World War II, participated innine campaigns during the Korean War, and 17campaigns in Vietnam. The unit’s service in Vietnamresulted in a Presidential Unit Citation, two ValorousUnit Awards and eight Vietnamese Unit Citations. In June 2005, the unit became part of 2nd CombatAviation Brigade as part of the overall Armytransformation. Reading from prepared remarks, Col. William H.Morris, commander, 2nd CAB, said this was the “mostchallenging unit to bring together,” because of thenumber of different airframes and missions thebattalion encompasses. Morris said the battalion is now fully set up, mannedand ready for their mission. “The re-flagging honors the history of 2-52,” saidCapt. Steven M. Duryea, Company C “Dustoff unit.” SUSAN BARKLEY“It shows the transformation of the Army.” Lt. Col. Scott Kubica, commander, 2-52 Aviation, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade holds the unit colors as Command Sgt. Maj. He added that the ceremony will also honor the Ronald D. Andrews prepares the flag for casing the 2-52 General Support Aviation Battalion colors at the unit re-flagging ceremonydedication of the Soldiers to fight under new colors. held Nov. 6 at Camp Humphreys. Col. William H. Morris, commander, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, looks onDunker training - It’s not just for pilots Cho Chong-ho Kwak Tong-hyon Song Kun-sok They have two types of aircraft simulators – an Apache and one that can be configured as a Chinook, Blackhawk or Kiowa. The second SUSAN BARKLEYKim Su-tok (center) and Jon Pearlman, (right) help a student Adjust his equipment. simulator will soon be configured as a Humvee.By Susan Barkley advanced aquatic skills, water survival The instructors work Yo Chi-hun Yi Hwan-hyongArea III Public Affairs skills and vehicle ditching. primarily with rotary CAMP HUMPHREYS – The 8th Matheney said water survival skills aircrew, but training provided Oct. 17- water survival master trainer andArmy Water Survival Training Facility are very important for every Soldier. 18 saw the simulator configured as a breathable air compressor Camp Humphrey, one of only two The training center is waiting for fixed-wing DeHavilland Dash 7. Jon Pearlman, chief instructor, is Scubasuch facilities in the U.S. Army, offers equipment that will enable them to “The simulator was almost identical Schools International diver, chief watertraining to pilots who must know the configure their main aircraft simulator to our aircraft,” said one of the students. survival instructor and has 20 yearsbasics of how to exit an aircraft in the as a Humvee. He said that Soldiers need The center staff stays busy. experience teaching aquatics. Chowater, but it also offers a wide range to know a range of survival skills Matheney said they trained about 600 Chong-ho and Kim Su-tok are NAUIof other classes. today. students over a two-month period. dive instructors. Yi Hwan-hyong and Yo “Here we train pilots, crew chiefs, Instructors train most students on “When we’re not training students, Chi-hun are former ROK Marine Forceaircrew, doctors and medics,” said Bob two main types of simulators. The first we’re training each other,” he added. Recon. Yi is a NAUI dive master and YoMatheney, center manager. “Fort simulator, a Shallow Water Egress Although aircrews train for worst- is a Professional Association of DivingRucker only trains pilots at their Trainer, familiarizes students with case scenarios, they train with very Instructors dive master. Song Kun-sokfacility.” exiting an aircraft that has inverted in experienced instructors and always with is an International Association of Nitrox In addition to training aircrews, the water. The SWET chair drills can safety measures in place. Technical Divers instructor. KwakMatheney and his staff of eight include exiting an aircraft under Matheney is a National Association Tong-hyon is a Korean Underwaterinstructors give classes in basic and blackout conditions. of Underwater Instructors master diver, Diving Association instructor.
  • 22 Nov. 17, 2006 Area III The Morning Calm Weekly Free Aerobics Classes at A great day at the fishin’ hole Humphreys Gym Area III MWR MarketingChoose from kick boxing, yogalates, CAMP HUMPHREYS – Well overyoga, step, water aerobics, sculpt and 100 people took advantage of a near-cardio sculpt, cardio combo or just perfect day and threw a line in the waterABS. All are offered free by certified Sunday at the annual Fall Fishing Derbyinstructors. Contact the Camp at Camp Humphreys’ Jethro BodineHumphreys gym at 753-8810 or 753- Cement pond.8811 for times, locations and complete Speckled trout were trucked in frominformation. a farm near Mt. Sorak and put into the pond Thursday. Although not too many Area III Mandatory fish were caught, according to Mike Ethics TrainingThe Area III Legal Center conducts Mooney, Area III MWR marketingrequired annual Ethics Training every chief, everyone had a good time.Thursday for the rest of the calendar Mooney said it was a great event foryear. Training focuses on the Joint parents and children because it was aEthics Regulation and particularly on relaxing day and there was no set timeproper uses of government property, limit. Parents could stay as long or asprivate organizations, gift giving, little as they wanted.informal funds and fund raising. Area Boy Scouts from Troop 203, Far EastIII Ethics Training will take place District, sold concessions and helped theevery Thursday at the Camp anglers throughout the day. The ScoutsHumphreys Post-Theatre at 1 p.m. learned how to bait their own hooks andContact Capt. Graham Smith at 753- then were able to render assistance3756 for information regarding the where Three Pflueger bait-cast reels were given away during the event and Holiday Food Vouchers Mooney said three more will be given MIKE MOONEYA limited number of Holiday food away at the Father’s Day Catfish Derby Young anglers and Boy Scouts from Troop 203, Far East District, try to land a big one at thevouchers will be available for those next spring. annual Fall Fishing Derby held at Camp Humphreys’ Jethro Bodine Cement pond need this holiday season. Forinformation contact individual unitfirst sergeants, or the Camp HAES begins Jason ProjectHumphreys Chapel at 753-7274. Tax Assistance Area III Public Affairs Volunteers NeededThe Area III Tax Assistance Center is CAMP HUMPHREYS – Humphreyslooking for motivated volunteers to American Elementary School 6th-gradeassist with tax return preparation for students have recently beganSoldiers and family members in the participation in the Jason Project.coming tax year. Training will be Each Thursday, students meet toprovided. Hours are flexible. conduct scientific experiments. In theirInterested persons should call 753- first science lab, students studied6245 and leave their contact wetlands and made a water solutioninformation. simulating a wetland. Special study materials enable the HAES Workshop Set students to communicate with scientistsThere will be a “Helping Your Child and researchers through interactive DVDwith Reading” parent workshop from videos.11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday at The curricula provides a rich learningHumphreys American Elementary experience using a hands-on, inquiry-School, North Campus conference based approach that mirrors the workroom. NANCY TURNER of real scientists and allows for cross- IG Positions in William Morrison, Phillip Limb and Taylor Huber measure how much water they have curricular integration or single-subject Areas II & III their soil mixture . implementation across disciplines.The United States Forces Korea andEighth Army Inspector General’sOffice is looking for Officers and Sports fieldNCOs who desire to becomeInspector Generals in Areas II and III. nears completionApplicants should be in the rank of Area III Public Affairsmajor (branch immaterial) and CAMP HUMPHREYS – The newsergeant first class (MOS 42A/42L multipurpose athletic field complexand 92Y). near the post’s main gate is nearing There is also an opening for an completion and should be ready forInspector General position in the rank use by early December.of captain (Career Course graduate “It a unique complex,” said Jimand successful Company-level Howell, chief of Area III Morale,command) at Camp Humphreys. Welfare and Recreation.For information, call 725-6739. “It’s also very versatile. Because Morning Calm Weekly of its removable fencing, it can be Submissions adjusted to accommodate differentCall 754-8847 for information about age groups and can be easily F. NEIL NEELEYsubmitting items to the Area III reconfigured for flag football, soccer Yo Jin Construction Company workers Kong Chong-wu (left) and Ko Young-sik, groom thesection of The Morning Calm Weekly. or rugby.” synthetic surface of the new multipurpose athletic field.
  • Nov. 17, 2006The Morning Calm Weekly Area III 23New barracks, dining facility complex opens facility with an 800-person capacity, a communication center, upgraded electrical distribution center, fire protection, alarm systems and building information systems. Support facilities include underground utilities, electrical services, exterior lighting, paving, walks, curbs, gutters, parking, bike racks, dumpster pads, storm drainage and fuel storage tanks. After calling the occasion a milestone, Lt. Col. John Loefstedt, deputy commander, FED USACE, said the facility is a symbol of the Army’s commitment to improve quality of life for Soldiers. He also complimented Shinil Engineering Co. for completing the project without a safety incident. “This is a day of firsts,” said Col. Scott Berrier, commander, 501st MI Bde. “It is the brigade’s first step toward consolidation and moving to Camp Humphreys; the first of many brigade construction projects; and, the first new dining facility to be built at Zoeckler Station in more than 40 years.” Berrier called the combined facility a “great investment to take care of our standing personnel. Our Soldiers will spend many years enjoying these facilities.” F. NEIL NEELEY Han Mi-suk, Red Dragon Inn cook leader, wasSgt. Metcal Tao, (left) Company B, 532 Military Intelligence Battalion, reaches for her steak and lobster dinner at the special meal among those cutting the ribbon.held to celebrate the opening of the new Military Intelligence dinning facility held Nov. 9 at Camp Humphreys’ Zoeckler Station. Although she is not a Soldier, Han said she willBy Susan Barkley U.S. Army Area III Support Activity; and, Shinil also enjoy the new dining facility. She hasArea III Public Affairs Engineering Company, cut a ribbon to officially worked at the old dining facility for over 30 CAMP HUMPHREYS – A ceremony held Nov. open the largest barracks complex and the first years.9 at Camp Humphreys’ Zoeckler Station marked a barracks and dining facility complex in Korea. “This is my first job and my last job,” shemilestone in the camp’s transformation, when The $29.5 million complex consists of two said.officials from Far East District, U.S. Army Corps modified 2+2 standard design barracks with Han said she likes to cook everything for theof Engineers; 501st Military Intelligence Brigade; space for 408 Soldiers, a standard design dining Soldiers.Area III dining facilities set Thanksgiving Holiday MealBy F. Neil Neeley The menu at all dining facilities willArea III Public Affairs feature the traditional turkey and baked CAMP HUMPHREYS – Area III ham.dining facilities will go all out to provide Steamship round of beef, shrimp,a Thanksgiving meal with the theme dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy“together we stand” according to Sgt. and a variety of vegetables, breads,1st Class Jacqueline White, 2nd Combat desserts and beverages will also beAviation Brigade DFAC sergeant. served. “We’re going to have an area set up Meal card holders are not charged forto honor our fallen civilian and military the meal. All other guests and visitorscomrades,” White said, “so were going will be charged $5.90. Family membersto have a small scene here at the 2nd of Soldiers E-4 and below will beCAB DFAC that will include a cake in charged $5.the shape of the World Trade Center, as Dining facility hours Thanksgiving Daywell as cakes in the shape of various will be:units on post.” Camp Humphreys White said that the 2nd CAB DFAC 2 nd Combat Aviation Brigadewill also feature an area dedicated to Breakfast: 6-7:30 a.m.Soldiers missing in action. Another area Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.will be set up for Chuseok, the Korean Diner: 4 - 5:30 p.m.“Thanksgiving,” so that Soldiers andKATUSAs can experience one another’s Pegasus Grill F. NEIL NEELEYholiday celebration. 194th CSSB (From left) Sgt. Wesley Holder, 4-2 Aviation, and Pfc. Johnny Franklin, 3-2 Aviation, build a ‘We’re planning on serving over Breakfast: 7–8:30 a.m. cake model of the Twin Towers for the 2nd CAB DFAC Thanksgiving meal.3,000 meals to military, family members Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lunch: 11:00 a.m.-2 p.m 1-2 Aviationand civilians,” said David Duffie, food Dinner: Closed. Diner: 4-5:30 p.m. Breakfast: 7-8 a.m.program manager for Area III. Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. All Area III dining facilities will Red Dragon Inn Camp Long Diner: 4-5:30 p.m.compete for the title of “Best in Area 527th Military Intelligence Battalion Long CaféIII.” Each facility will be judged by a Breakfast: 6-7 a.m. U.S. Army Area III Support Activity Suwon Air Basepanel led by Duffie and made up of two Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Breakfast: 8-9:30 a.m. Land of the Morning Calmrepresentatives each from Better Diner: 5-6:30 p.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. HHB, 1st Battalion, 43rd AirOpportunities for Single Soldiers and the Diner: 4:30-6 p.m. Defense ArtilleryKATUSA Soldiers. Confinement Facility Breakfast: 7-8 a.m. Trophies will be awarded to first place 249th Military Police Company Camp Eagle Lunch: 11 a.m.-2 and runners-up. Breakfast: 7-8:30 a.m Gunfighters’ Inn Dinner: 4-5:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 17, 2006 Page 25Area IV recognizes retirees at appreciation dayBy Steven HooverArea IV Public Affairs CAMP WALKER – More than 200 militaryretirees, family members, Soldiers and serviceorganization personnel from throughout Area IVand around the peninsula participated in the firstArea IV Military Retiree Appreciation Day, hereNov. 10. This event presented participants with manyopportunities, including health and dentalcheckups, various information tables,entertainment, and the opportunity to share theirexperiences with fellow veterans and Soldiersstill in uniform. “For a first effort, I think we did a pretty goodjob of providing an eventful day for those whoparticipated,” said Steven R. Davis, Area IVDirectorate of Human Resources director, andcoordinator of the event. The primary Retiree Appreciation Dayactivities took place at Kelly Fitness Center.Information tables were staffed by a variety oforganizations, including: the Veterans AffairsAdministration, the U.S. Embassy, the Area IV PHOTOS BY STEVEN HOOVERL e g a l C e n t e r, A m e r i c a n R e d C r o s s , A r m y Capt. James Fox, 168th Medical Battalion chief nurse, shows Myrna Fullard how a carbon monoxide detector works during RetireeCommunity Service, Area IV Military Retiree Appreciation Day activities Nov. 10 at Kelly Fitness Center. This was one of several ways Fox demonstrated to retirees why, if theyCouncil, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10033 haven’t already, they should quit smoking.The event marked the first such event targeting Area IV retirees and their families.from Daegu, and the Noncommissioned Officers were on hand to administer vision, bloodAssociation. pressure, cholesterol and body fat composition The Army and Air Force Exchange Service, tests. Information on health and overallArea IV Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and wellbeing, cancer awareness, along withTaegu Commissary provided discount coupons, TRICARE and host nation medical info, wereshopping sprees, and various gift card and prize also available.giveaways. “We had a really great turnout,” said Maj. During opening ceremonies, Col. John E. Juanita Gauss, the Area IV public health nurse.D u m o u l i n J r. , A r e a I V S u p p o r t A c t i v i t y “We h a d s o m u c h i n t e r e s t i n c h o l e s t e r o lcommander, welcomed those in attendance screenings that we ran out of materials. Wesaying “We honor you today. Our United States, screened more than 100 folks. And, theya grateful nation, honors all those here today. participated in almost all of the health relatedNot just the retirees, but also your families, for stations we offered.”the service that you have done.” John Behrend, a retired Marine, has his blood pressure checked Soldiers from the 168th Medical Battalion See Retirees Page 28 Retirees, during Retiree Appreciation Day activities Nov. 10. Spc. Jamie McKay, assigned to the 618th Dental Company at Camp Casey, cleans the teeth of Chief Warrant Officer MarthaMark Schaefer (left) and Will Hanlin make up half of the “Daegu Bluegrass Boys” who performed during lunch at the Retiree Collins, 20th Military Police Detachment (Criminal InvestigationAppreciation Day Nov. 10 in Kelly Fitness Center. The other band members are Mike Charles and Luis Diaz. Division) commander, during Retiree Appreciation Day.
  • Nov. 17, 200626 Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly Camp Henry TAS cheerleaders win Far East title By Galen Putnam who has been with the squad for four Gate Closures Area IV Public Affairs years. “Our key to success has been Camp Henry Gate 2 will be closed CAMP HENRY – In what is shaping consistency. We have the same type of to all vehicle traffic 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday – Sunday and Nov. 25– up to be something of a dynasty, the practices and the same daily routines. 26 due to force protection Taegu American School Cheerleading Everybody who has come in has upgrades. Gate 1 will remain open Team captured its third consecutive first adapted to our routine and we have all for vehicle traffic during this time place finish in the small school division grown together as a team.” frame. For information, call Victor of the Department of Defense In addition, the team won two M. Lowe, Area IV director of Dependent Schools Far East awards for technical excellence in Emergency Services, at 768-8420, Cheerleading Competition Nov. 10 at motions and jumps and a “Stunt Smart” or 010-4512-5996. Camp Zama, Japan. Award which is given for displaying The victory marks the school’s TANYA FERGUSON excellence in skills spotting and stunt Native American fourth Far East Cheerleading Taegu American School Cheerleaders display technique. Indian Heritage Competition championship in the past some of the hardware they garnered by winning Individually, senior Co-Captain Amy Celebrations five years. The Warriors have also the 2006 Department of Defense Dependent Hildebrand and freshman Kimberly The Area IV Support Activity Equal captured the past four Korean American Schools Far East Cheerleading Competition. Compton received “All-American Opportunity Office will present a Interscholastic Activities Conference The five-day event, held Nov. 6 – 10, Cheerleader” honors. Nine of the Native American Indian Heritage championships. consisted of a three-day clinic where squad’s 10 members were nominated for Month Celebration 11:30 a.m. – 1 In addition to taking top honors, the teams learned new dances, cheers and the honor. p.m. Wednesday at the Evergreen team also received the Herkie Team chants, a day of devising a two-minute “When I started this year everybody Community Club on Camp Walker, Award which is awarded to squads that routine consisting exclusively of material told me how hard it was going to be but featuring guest speaker Lt. Col. exemplify the qualities such as leadership, learned at the clinic and a day of all of the hard work has been worth it,” Tracey Clyde and Native American values and teamwork, upon which competition. said Compton, who is in her first year with food samples. In addition, Camp Carroll will hold a Native American National Cheerleaders Association was The Warriors received the NCA the varsity squad. “(The championships) Indian Heritage Month founded. The award is named after NCA “Spirit Stick” four times while in Japan. were exciting, we had a lot of fun and we commemoration 5:30–7 p.m. founder Lawrence “Herkie” Herkimer, The Spirit Stick is presented each day learned a lot. We are very happy with the Wednesday at the Community who formed the organization in 1948. to the squad showing the most sincere way things turned out.” Activities Center at Camp Carroll “We have some very strong, spirit and enthusiasm, attitude during Team members include seniors Kerry in conjunction with its annual determined young ladies who know classes, promptness, cooperation, Beaulieu, Jesse Covan, Brittani Ferguson community Thanksgiving dinner. what they are doing,” said first-year TAS relationship with other squads, (co-captain), Shilla Grammar, Aimee For information, call Sgt. 1st Class coach Angela Griego who, leadership, and more. Hildenbrand (co-captain); juniors Ashley Adam Morrison at 768-8542. coincidentally, took Pusan American Half of Taegu’s 10 tournament team Little, Dlorah Martin, Angela Smith; School to a second place finish behind members are in their first year with the Sophomore Monica Shubbert and Holiday Gift TAS at the KAIAC Championships last squad. Freshman Kimberly Compton. Wrapping year. “This is a talented group who set “It was really rewarding to bring in The victory sealed a bid for the team Holiday gift wrapping hosted by goals for themselves and worked hard so many new members and be able to to advance to national-level competition. the Taegu Spouses Association to achieve those goals. I am very proud pull things together as a team,” said The school has the option regarding which and the Camp Walker Post of their accomplishment.” senior Co-Captain Brittani Ferguson, upper-tier competition it chooses to enter. Exchange will be conducted Nov. 24 – 26, Dec. 2 – 3, and Dec. 9 – 24. For information, Contact Amy Duray at 010-8671-6868, or ‘Taste of Korea’ to offer free food, fun By Steven Hoover Yi Sun-sin” and “King Sejong the Fuel Point Closure Area IV Public Affairs Great,” to the Camp Walker The Camp Carroll Fuel Point will be CAMP HENRY – In an effort to Library. Copies of either book, closed Thursday for Thanksgiving. say thank you to the U.S. military about these key figures in Korean The closure will not affect military community serving in Daegu, the history, can be picked up at the vehicles with fuel keys. For Cheongwoo Buddhist Association, in Area IV Public Affairs Office, information, call the Transportation coordination with Area IV Morale, Bldg. S-1211, here. Motor Pool at 765-8522/8319, or, Welfare and Recreation, is offering a On the menu that day are: Staff Sgt. Jose Batista at 765-7804. “Taste of Korea” food expo event, bulgogi, bibimbap, seafood 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday at pancakes, meat mandu, tofu, Drivers Testing Camp Walker’s Kelly Fitness Center. white rice, cucumber and Station Closure Along with a meal for the first 200 vegetable kimchi, bean paste soup, The Camp Carroll Drivers Testing U.S. identification card holders, this cold rice punch, rice cakes and Station will be closed Thursday local group has planned an hour-long fruits. The meal will be served at for Thanksgiving. For information, show that will feature traditional noon. call the Transportation Office at Korean music, costumes, dances and To accommodate the event, the 765-7716. ceremonies. Korean farm music, or fitness center floor will be closed Community “pungmul,” will be provided by the that day, but all other facilities will Counseling Center Busan City Palace Music Association, be open. We all pay a price for alcohol abuse Gimhae City Branch. Drumming is the “This is a really great – millions each year in lost work central element of pungmul. The group opportunity for our community to time, reduced productivity, health is led by a gong player and includes participate in Korean culture, eat PHOTO COURTESY BUSAN CITY PMA GIMHAE CITY BRANCH care costs and increased insurance several additional traditional Korean some really great food and allow instruments. The Busan City Palace Music Association, this organization to show its premiums. And that’s just part of the cost – emotional, social and “We want to thank the Soldiers of Gimhae City Branch, will perform traditional appreciation for what the United family hardships are extra. Learn United States Forces Korea for their Korean farm music at the MWR “Taste of Korea” States means to them,” said Kevin what you can do to prevent alcohol efforts in defending our country’s food expo event, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturday Jackson, Area IV Support Activity or other drug abuse problems security and freedom over the last at Camp Walker’s Kelly Fitness Center. public affairs officer. before they start. Contact the Area half-century, since the Korean War,” our country’s beautiful cultures and For information about the event, IV Support Activity Substance said Chong Yoon-kyung, Daegu traditions to them as well.” call Chong Yong-kon, Area IV Abuse Program at 768-7434 for branch director of the Diamond Sutra The organization also recently community relations officer, at 768- information. Recitation Group, “and, to introduce donated copies of the books, “Admiral 6907.
  • Area IVThe Morning Calm Weekly 27 Nov. 17, 2006 of events slated for Thanksgiving weekendCpl. Cha Hyun-joon A basketball tournament will be held Monday – Nov.Area IV Public Affairs 24 at the Crown Jewel Fitness Center on Camp Carroll. CAMP HENRY – A variety of activities including Deadline for sign-up is today, with a coaches meetingThanksgiving dinners and other special meals, sports scheduled for 5 p.m. Nov. 20.tournaments, fun runs, and more are scheduled by Area The “2006 Turkey Trot” including a 5-kilometer runIV organizations to help community residents enjoy the and 2-mile walk, will begin 9 a.m. Nov. 25, at KellyThanksgiving holiday. Fitness Center on Camp Walker. Registration will be 8:20 The Camp Walker Dining Facility will provide a – 8:50 a.m.Thanksgiving Day meal from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thursday. Camp Carroll will host an 8-kilometer ThanksgivingCamp Carroll’s Thanksgiving meal will be served from Day run starting at 9 a.m. at the Crown Jewel Fitness11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The Camp Henry Center. Registration will be 8:20 – 8:50 a.m. FILE PHOTODining Facility will serve a special holiday meal 4:30 – 7 Both events will feature open and age group categoriesp.m. Saturday. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ken Preston chats with Soldiers during the in both men’s and women’s divisions. Individuals authorized access to Area IV dining Thanksgiving meal at the Camp Walker Dining Facility Nov. 23, 2005. The annual Area IV “Colonels vs. Sergeants Major”facilities, including Department of Defense civilians, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10033 in Daegu is volleyball game is 1 p.m. Nov. 24, at Kelly Fitness Center.Korean employees and retired military personnel, are serving a Thanksgiving meal 5 p.m. Thursday at the Stop by to watch the “old guys” duke it out for thisallowed to bring guests. The meal cost for authorized VFW post home located outside of Camp Walker’s Gate year’s bragging rights.personnel, officers and enlisted Soldiers without meal 4. Special guests will be single Soldiers and geographical For information about Daegu sporting activities, callcards, as well as their guests, is $5.90. The discounted bachelors, but all servicemembers, veterans and family Han Un-sik at 764-4800. At Camp Carroll, call Carlosrate for spouses and family members of enlisted personnel members are encouraged to enjoy the full Thanksgiving Algarin at the grades of E1 to E4 is $5. The first 45 minutes of meal for free. For information or directions, call Bobby Soldier Memorial Chapel on Camp Walker iseach sitting are reserved for single and unaccompanied Bradley at 764-5224. conducting an all faith Thanksgiving service featuringservicemembers. The Evergreen Community Club on Camp Walker scripture, song and prayer at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Camp Walker Dining Facility Thanksgiving hours are will be serving a special Thanksgiving meal 11 a.m. – 3 The Taegu and Camp Carroll Commissaries will be8 – 9:30 a.m. (breakfast), 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (lunch), and p.m. Thursday with a meal price of $15.95 for adults, closed on Thursday – Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving. To4 – 5 p.m. (dinner). Holiday hours, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 $9.95 for ages 6 – 9, and free for ages 5 and younger. accommodate holiday shoppers, the Taegu Commissaryp.m. (brunch) and 4 – 5:30 p.m. (dinner) will be in effect Henry’s Place on Camp Henry is helping those who will be open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday.Nov. 24 - 26. The Camp Henry Dining Facility will be do not have time to cook a holiday meal. For $59.95, a The Camp Walker Main exchange will hold an afterclosed over the holiday weekend. 16 to 18-pound turkey with all the trimmings will be Thanksgiving early-bird sale 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Nov. 24 – For information, call Park Sung-ho, Area IV Support ready to go and, for $84.95, a 16 to 18-pound turkey 26. The first 100 shoppers arriving Nov. 24 will receiveActivity food program manager, at 768-7056. and 5 pound baked ham can be taken home. a $20 gift card. In addition, there will be a drawing for a The Camp Carroll Community Activities Center is Volleyball and racquetball tournaments will be held $20 gift card every hour from 8–11 a.m. each a Thanksgiving dinner 5 p.m. Wednesday. The Nov. 24–25 at Camp Walker’s Kelly Fitness Center. Residents are encouraged to check with facilities inevent is open to the Area IV community. Deadline for entry is Sunday. advance to verify operating hours and holiday closures. Ad goes here Ad goes here
  • Nov. 17, 200628 Area IV The Morning Calm WeeklyJuwangsan from Page 16 Retirees from Page 25 The entrance fee is 3,200 won for adults, 600 won Bus service is also available from Daegu to Another popular offering were the free dentalfor elementary school students and is free for Juwangsan. It departs the Dong-bu Bus Terminal, exams and cleanings at Bodine Dental Clinic.preschoolers. which is about one mile northeast of MBC on 618th Dental Company Soldiers from For information, call the Juwangsan National Park Municipal Road No. 50, and stops in Yeongcheon and throughout the peninsula came to Camp WalkerVisitor Center at (054) 873-0018 or visit the park’s Cheongsong before arriving at the park. Buses depart to help, according to Sgt. 1st Class Carloswebsite at at 7:40 a.m., 9:10 a.m., 10:10 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 1:15 Hernandez, Bodine Dental Clinicindex.html. p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. The trip takes two noncommissioned officer in charge. Overall, they To get to Juwangsan from Seoul, take the hours and 50 minutes, and costs 14,200 won for saw about 80 patients during the day.Gyeongbu Expressway No.1 south and exit the adults and 7,100 won for children. “The Soldiers volunteered to be involved inShingal junction to Yeongdong Expressway No. 50 If you don’t want to venture out on your own, this day of providing services to retirees andeast. Exit the Manjong junction to Joongang don’t hesitate to ask Korean friends to accompany family members who cannot be seen on a regularExpressway No.55 south toward Daegu. Exit at the you. They will be honored you asked and will enjoy basis at the clinic,” he said.Seo-Andong (West Andong) Interchange and take exploring Juwangsan with you. Be sure to go to the Besides the aforementioned activities, lunchNational Road No. 34 east. Follow it toward Jinbo- visitor center on the second floor of the bus terminal was provided from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., alongmyeon, Jinan-dong and turn right on National Road for a brochure before you hit the trails. with entertainment from the “Daegu BluegrassNo. 31 heading south in the direction of Cheongsong. For visitors who want to spend more than one day Boys,” a country and western band comprisedWhen you pass Cheongsong, take National Road No. in the area, there are a variety of accommodations of Mike Charles, Will Hanlin, Luis Diaz and Mark914 east to Juwangsan. If you go straight to the T- available. Juwangsan Tourist Spa Hotel is the most Schaefer.intersection at the entrance of the national park, you upscale place to stay and it is located two kilometers B r i g . G e n . R a y m o n d V. M a s o n , 1 9 t hwill see the ticket office. If you turn right and drive below the park entrance. Bakwungang Inn and Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)about 12 kilometers on NR 914 it will lead to Jusanji. Juwangsan Garden Inn are Korean style hotels. commander, was in attendance during the lunch From Daegu’s north (Buk-Daegu) interchange, Visitors may also choose to stay in the minbak village and took the time to address and thank thehead north on Gyeongbu Expressway No. 1 toward opposite the bus terminal. The accommodations are retirees for their service.Seoul about one mile and then take Joongang spartan by Western standards and entail sleeping on a “I’m the son of a 30-year veteran, who servedExpressway No. 55 toward Chuncheon. Take the hard floor, but rooms only cost about 15,000 won. in three wars, and I know that if he were hereSeo-Andong exit (West Andong – after the tunnel; the Campers can also choose to pitch a tent in the Sangui today, he’d be very proud of the fellow veteranssecond exit for Andong). After passing the toll gate, Campground adjacent to the park entrance. The cost is and I think it is very appropriate that we are heredrive toward Yeongdeok (east) on National Road No. 3,000 to 6,000 won a day depending on the size of the on Veterans Day as well,” Mason said. “And,34. After you cross Andong City, follow the directions tent; however, reservations must be made at least five bringing all of our retired community in is exactlylisted above from Seoul to Juwangsan. days but not more than one month prior to the intended the right thing to do. Our nation owes you a great A commercial bus departs Dong Seoul (East Seoul) date during peak periods and weekends. Reservations debt of gratitude that we can never fully repay.Bus Terminal for Juwangsan at 8:40 a.m., 10:20 a.m., can be made by calling (054) 873-0014 or by e-mail at We j u s t h o p e t h a t a n e v e n t l i k e t o d a y11:40 a.m., 3 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. daily. The trip takes . demonstrates … the doors that you’ve crashedfour hours and 10 minutes, and costs 22,700 won for (Editor’s Note: Kim Jin-yeong, Public Affairs through to open up for the Soldiers, sailors,adults, 15,900 for teenagers and 11,400 won for Office intern from Kyungpook National University, airmen and Marines that have followed youchildren (preschoolers are free). contributed to this story.) (remain open) – we really appreciate that.” Ad goes here
  • Nov. 17, 200630 Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily Week The Phrase of the Week : “Is a prescription needed for the medicine?” Chobangjoni piryohamnikka? prescription is needed Vocabulary Thanksgiving Day ‘chusok’ Christmas ‘songtanjol’ New Year’s Day ‘solnal’ Week Situation of the Week : Pharmacy It’s an emergency. Kupamnida. How long will it take? Olmana kollimnikka? Can I wait for it? Kidaril su issumnikka? : When can I come for it? Onje omyon doegessumnikka? U.N. Blvd. to close I would like some bandages. Nov. 25-26 for Banchanggo jom juseyo. resurfacing I would like some aspirin. Asupirin jom juseyo. Korean Expression of the Week Week Clothes are your wings. Otyi nalgaeda People judge you by what you wear.