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

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  • 1. PUBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE REPUBLIC OF KOREAVolume 5, Issue 11 Dec. 22, 2006 Dallas Cowboy Happy Holidays from Gate 20 Visitor Center Cheerleaders The Morning Calm closes for renovations visit Korea Weekly Our first issue of 2007 will be Jan. 12 Page 3 Page 9 516th PSB stands down Camp CarrollBy Capt. Stacy Ouelletteth8 U.S. Army Public Affairs Office “The inactivation of the 516th Personnel Services Battalion marks the end of an era, in which personnel services battalions throughout the Army have served welcomes 2-1 YONGSAN GARRISON, Korea – The 516th for years as the personnel link between Corps andPersonnel Services Battalion, the last of its kind on the Divisions and the Department of the Army,” saidKorean peninsula, inactivated as part of the 516th Personnel Services Battalion Commander, Lt. ADA “Stalker”transformation plan for the 8th U.S. Army, Dec. 15. Col. Tony Sarver. As part of the Army’s overall transformation plan, the Personnel Battalion Services Delivery Redesign eliminates By Galen Putnam the need for personnel services Area IV Public Affairs battalions. The duties and some of the Soldiers from personnel services CAMP CARROLL — An arduous journey ended battalions transfer to brigade- and fittingly as Camp Carroll welcomed its newest tenant, battalion-level human resources the 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, 35th Air sections. Defense Artillery Brigade, to its new home during an “It makes perfect sense to arrival ceremony here Dec. 15. permanently embed these personnel The “Stalker” Battalion began its odyssey at Fort Soldiers into brigades, so that they can Bliss, Texas where it received orders to relocate to form habitual relationships with the the Republic of Korea. The unit found an interim home brigade Soldiers, Sarver said. “They can at Gwangju Air Base, a Republic of Korea Air Force train as they will fight.” installation, in Dec. 2004. Over the past few months, Historically, when a brigade size the unit has been moving in increments to Camp element would deploy, the unit would Carroll, its new home. augmented with a team of 10 to 14 “Today marks the arrival of 2-1 ADA to Camp personnel soldiers from their supporting Carroll and the two-year anniversary of the battalion PSB to perform the human resources assuming its mission in the Republic of Korea,” said support mission while embedded with Col. John G. Rossi, commander of the 35th Air the unit. By restructuring the brigade Defense Artillery Brigade. “It is hard to believe two to have these assets already a part of years have already passed and that so much has been their make-up allows for better human accomplished.” resources service to soldiers in both Rossi commented on the gargantuan logistical task garrison and deployed environments, of moving an entire battalion of Soldiers and its Sarver said. equipment from the United States, to Gwangju to The 516th Personnel Services Camp Carroll all while maintaining mission readiness. Battalion was first constituted on Jun. “The task of moving an entire Patriot Battalion 1, 1944, as the 516th Replacement here with all of its support equipment, three fire Company and activated on Jun. 20, Batteries and over 500 Soldiers was a challenge to 1944, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The 516th See Stalker, Page 4 Replacement Company was later allotted to the Regular Army in Japan in 1951, re-designated as the 516th Personnel Service Company in 1965. The 516th Personnel Service Company was reactivated in a provisional status under the U.S. Army Military Personnel Center-Korea and became a full Table of Organization and Equipment unit under 8th Personnel Command in 1987. The 516th was S .F J PC AY reorganized and re-designated as the AKYMEC Lt. Col. Tony J. Sarver, 516th Personnel Services Battalion commander, holds the 516th Personnel Services Battalion in battalion guidon while Col. Mark C. Gardner, 501st Corps Support Group 1995 later realigned under 501st Corps GALEN PUTNAM commander watches as 1st Sgt. Aurora Patterson the battalion’s command Support Group in 2005. sergeant major, rolls the colors during the unit’s inactivation ceremony in Collier Editor’s Note: Historical 2nd Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Soldiers serving as ushers Fieldhouse, Yongsan Garrison, Dec. 15. The colors were then cased signifying information by 19th ESC Public Affairs stand by during the unit’s arrival ceremony Dec. 14 at Camp the official retirement of the 516th PSB. Carroll’s Crown Jewel Fitness Center.
  • 2. 2 Dec. 22, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MP Blotter B Holiday message from The following entries were excerpted Efrom the military police blotters. Theseentries may be incomplete and do not L Katie and B.B. Bellimply the guilt or innocence of any Bell Family Sends: worth fighting for.person. Area 1 L The Bell family has been serving in May God bless every servicemember, -Aggravated Assault, Communicating a America’s Armed Forces for 37 years. civilian employee, and our remarkableThreat, Obstruction of Justice, Cruelty and Most of our holidays have been spent family members serving in theMaltreatment of Subordinates, Dereliction of Republic of Korea this Holiday Season. with you, the servicemembers, civilianDuty, Subject 1, Subject 2, Subject 3 and Subject 4struck Victim 1 with closed hands and kicked S employees, and family members of You are making enormous sacrifices on behalfSubject 1 in the head, chest, stomach and back. America’s Military. It has been ourInvestigation revealed Subject 4 failed to respondto the aid of Victim 1 when he was advised by the E lifelong privilege to have had this opportunity. Serving in Korea and of your nation, and on behalf of the good people of the Republic of Korea.unit CQ that Victim 1 was being physicallyassaulted. Further investigation revealed thatSubject 2 and Subject 4 attempted to influence N meeting so many wonderful people has made this time in our lives especially Our hope is that each of you enjoys the blessings of freedom, democracy andVictim 2, Subject 3, Victim 3 and Victim 4 fromreporting the incident by threatening them withphysical harm. On Dec. 4, Subject 2 and Subject D meaningful. We are very fortunate and thankful. Gen. B.B.Bell prosperity during 2007. May the spirit of the Holiday Season remain with you4 were advised of their legal rights, which theyinvoked. Subject 3 and Subject 1 were advised oftheir legal rights, which they waived, rendering S America is a unique nation, with a U.S. Forces Korea commander special, diverse, and vibrant throughout the New Year and bring you joy and happiness.written statements admitting to the offenses. democracy, all working under a magnificent Constitution. -Black-marketing, Wrongful Transfer of Duty This document, our Constitution, is worth fighting for.Free Goods, Wrongful Possession of Duty FreeGoods, Subject 1 was observed by Witness 1 # Each of you has committed to this very simple andcarrying 15 bags of candy bars and 12 packs of 09-07 basic principle. GEN B.B. BellCoca-Cola in front of BLDG #3008. A check of We know that you agree our Constitution is, indeed,Subject 1’s ID by Witness #1 disclosed that Subject Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK1 was not authorized to possess duty free goods.Further investigation revealed that Subject 2purchased the items from the Shoppette forSubject 1. Subject 1 and Subject 2 were transported New SECDEF addresses troopsto the PMO where they rendered written (From the office of Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense) leadership, in my view, is to involve in the decision makingstatements denying the offenses, processed andreleased on their own recognizance. This is a It is an honor and a humbling responsibility to take the helm process, early and often, those who ultimately must carryfinal report. of the Department in a time of war and to lead men and women out the decisions. I will do my best to do that. Area 2 who have dedicated their lives to protecting our country. I take this job with the knowledge that my decisions -Assault Consummated by a Battery, In the coming weeks, I will visit some of the key military will have life and death consequences for America’sSubject 1 and Victim 1 were involved in a troops, as well as their families.I have accepted that posts and commands at home and abroad, as well as consultverbal altercation which turned physical whenSubject #1 struck Victim 1 with an open hand with this department’s senior civilian and military leaders and responsibility, and will never forget it.multiple times. Subject 1 proceeded to strike staff. I look forward to meeting and hearing from the Soldiers, To all of the men and women of the U.S. military: YouVictim 1 on the head area with a Cello Bow. Sailors, Airmen and Marines who are the true heart and strength serve in the finest traditions of those who have worn thisVictim 1 was transported to 121st CSH whereVictim 1 was treated and released for a of America’s Armed Forces. As the president has asked for my nation’s uniform these past 230 years.headache. Subject #1 was apprehended and unvarnished advice, I expect the same of you. It is a high honor to serve with you as Secretary oftransported to the Yongsan PMO where Over the years of leading big institutions, I have learned Defense.Subject 1 was advised of Subject 1’s rights, something important: leaders come and go, but professionals May God bless you and may God bless the wonderfulwhich Subject 1 invoked. Subject 1 wasprocessed and released to Subject 1’s sponsor. endure long after the appointees are gone. The key to successful country we have sworn an oath to protect.This is a final report. Leaders have role to play in Soldiers’ safety Area 4 -Attempted Larceny of Private MotorVehicle (Moped), Larceny of Private MotorVehicle (Moped), Unlicensed Operation of By Col. Laura Loftus involved with their Soldiers’ decisionsMoped, Failure to Maintain Proper obligation to their buddies and units toRegistration and Insurance, An unidentified Army News Service return to carry their share of the load. and plans, there are fewer accidents.civilian taxi driver notified KNP of an As the holidays approach, many Leaders are responsible for their In our November-December issue ofAttempted Larceny of Private Property. Soldiers will be driving or motorcycling Soldiers’ well-being on and off duty, and ImpaX, there are three stories aboutKNP apprehended and transported Subject 1and Subject 2 to Gate 4 at Cp Carroll. Subject to visit family and friends. Unfortunately, are accountable to the Army to maintain close calls during winter holiday travels.1 and Subject 2 were apprehended and some Soldiers won’t return, and others trained and combat-ready organizations. All three situations might have beentransported to the Cp Carroll MP Station will return injured. These responsibilities can’t be met when avoided had the Soldiers and leaderswhere Subject 1 and Subject 2 were advised oftheir legal rights in the presence of Subject 1’s Leaders have a vested interest and Soldiers are killed or injured in privately done a pre-trip risk assessment. Andand Subject 2’s sponsors, which Subject 1 and role in ensuring Soldiers return safely owned vehicle accidents. The while Soldiers must acceptSubject 2 waived, rendering written statements from their travels, and Soldiers have an fundamental truth is when leaders getadmitting to the incident and released to See Leaders, Page 4Subject 1’s and Subject 2’s sponsors. 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 Susan Silpasornprasit 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 Robert “Bob” McElroy 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. 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  • 3. The Morning Calm Weekly News Dec. 22, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 3 Chapels support good neighbor program By David McNally Estate Claims Area II Public Affairs If anyone has a claim against theestate of PV2 Tristen L. Buttrey, call YONGSAN GARRISON — Installation Management1st Lt. Dickhart at DSN 721-2352. Command-Korea Region chapel officials reported more than $350,000 in designated offerings this year throughout U.S. 121st Hospital Holiday Hours Forces Korea congregations. The 121st CSH will observe the Dec. More than $57,000 went to Korean ministries.25 Holiday and the Dec. 26 Training “We have very generous communities,” said IMCOM-Holiday as well as the 1 Jan. 1 Holiday Korea Staff Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James King. “People’s heartsand Jan. 2 Training Holiday. On these were touched this year, and they responded by donating todates, outpatient clinics will be closed. flood disaster relief, orphanages, homes for the handicapped,Clinics will be open from 7:30 a.m. to Amerasian children and education ministries.”4:30 p.m. on all other weekdays during Donors wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, hethe holiday period. said. In the aftermath of hurricane Katrina, Koreans gave more Community Counseling Center than $1 million to relief efforts in the United States. DAVID MCNALLYsafety advisory “This summer, when the Koreans had flooding, we wanted Installation Management Command-Korea Region Staff Chaplain (Lt. Walking in traffic after drinking can to be able to respond and provide help,” King said. “At a Col.) James King collects offerings that make a difference in people’sbe as dangerous as driving after chapel-wide Super Sunday service we designated the entire lives.drinking. More than one-third of adult offering through the Salvation Army to flood relief, and that Program,” he said.pedestrians killed by vehicles had been was almost $15,000.” The next designated offering will be Jan. 6-7 to supportdrinking. In 72 percent of the cases, the King said the chapels are full partners in developing good the Fisher House. The Fisher House is a program to supportpedestrians — not the drivers were to host country relationships. military families with a place to stay during hospitalization ofblame. The most dangerous times are 1to 3 a.m., when the bars close. Korea “Our donations are an important part of the Good Neighbor a loved one.has one of the highest mortality ratesin the world for drinking while walkingdeaths. Use good judgment use the Camp Coiner Gate 20 Visitor Center to close Jan.2-Feb. 16buddy system! Happy Holidays— Area II Public Affairs Gate 17 Visitor Center to assist with the increased visitors atarrive alive. Call the Area Community Yongsan Garrison—The Gate 20 Visitor Center at Camp that location. Pedestrians only may also sign in at Gate 5 andCounseling Center for information. Coiner will close Jan.2-Feb. 16 for renovation. Gate 10. The Visitor Center is used primarily by local Korean Oxendine said the temporary closure will not affect routine OHA Survey extended National contractors, invited guests and visitors to temporarily post access by USFK personnel. The Annual Overseas Housing sign onto Camp Coiner and Yongsan Garrison, according to “Authorized USFK personnel with current decals will stillAllowance Utility Survey is extended be able to drive through Gate 20, “ said Oxendine. the Area II Director of Emergency Services Ricky Oxendine.for Korea through Jan. 12, 2007. Oxendine said the Gate 20 Visitor Center renovation will Drivers and pedestrian visitors should use the Gate 17Servicemembers in Korea who reside include replacement of flooring, lighting and windows. Visitor Center on Yongsan South Post beginning Jan. 2, saidin privately leased quarters overseas “Those upgrades will modernize the Visitor Center toand receive OHA can reach the site via Oxendine. An additional staff person will be assigned to the provide a friendly, professional atmosphere,” he said.the PDTATAC home page at https://www.perdiem.osd.mil/oha/SURVEY/NOVOHA.HTML or the 175th FMC USFK issues Information Assurance Alertsite, http://175fincom.korea.army.mil. By Andrew Hirata clicking on the attachment or link will USFK download malware onto the user’sAAFES announces product recalls system. The malware is programmed The Army & Air Force Exchange On a daily basis, hackers are to steal data on the user’s hard driveService announces a recall on two specifically targeting USFK electronically. Unless the activity isproducts sold in exchange stores information systems to gain detected and proper actions taken toworldwide. access to operational and Seasonal Specialties Four Foot mitigate the threat, the hacker will have personal information by sendingClear Lighted Tannenbaum Pine free rein on the user’s system and out bogus e-mails through aChristmas Tree. The tree poses a possibly other systems that they can social engineering techniquespotential fire safety hazard to exploit. called “phishing.” Thecustomers and their property. Our IA defense-in-depth posture to unsolicited e-mails entice The tree is four foot tall, contains protect against cyber threats begin with unsuspecting users to click on150 clear lights, green branches and you, as the first line-of-defense. web links or attachments that C OURTESY GRAPHIChas a plastic pot for the base. The tree Technology alone is not sufficient to download malicious software This screen shows an example of a “phishing” scamwas manufactured in China and sold at keep our SBU information safe. IA user (malware) onto the system toAAFES facilities from October to awareness and training will greatly assist in the prevention steal USFK data, including Sensitive But UnclassifiedDecember. Consumers should unplug of stolen information by phishing attempts. Every user needsthe tree immediately and return to information. All of this activity often occurs without the to realize that phishing is a criminal activity and poses aAAFES for a full refund of the user’s knowledge. “Spear Phishing” is a highly targeted significant threat to USFK information systems andpurchase price. phishing attempt and a bigger threat to USFK targets specific information. Every user needs to realize that all personnel Wrist Straps used with controllers organizations or groups who have specific information that (military, government, civilian and contractor) are vulnerablefor the Wii Video Game System. the hacker is looking for. USFK personnel (military, to phishing attacks and that we all have the capability to If consumers swing the hand-held government, civilian and contractor) on the NIPRNET are prevent being a victim of phishing scams.“Wii Remote” game controllers using high value targets to phishing attacks. Here are specific precautions and recommendations toexcessive force and accidentally let go, Hackers use social engineering to pose as legitimate handle phishing attempts to protect the network. Maintainthe cord connecting the controller to individuals or organizations to attempt to deceive unsuspected situational awareness of every email that you receive in yourthe wrist strap can break, potentially users to think that they can get something for free. Therecausing the controller to strike Inbox, no matter who sent it to you. Anyone’s email can be are various phishing techniques that promise special deals,bystanders or objects.Consumers hijacked and then become a launch pad to propagate phishing special information, warnings or a “too good to be true” dealshould stop using the old wrist strap attempts. Be wary of unsolicited emails that direct you to by clicking on the web link or attachment. The web linksand contact the firm for a replacement Web-sites, even if you have used the Web-site before. Even may be genuine-looking with minor or no flaws and seemwrist strap. when the website is sent to you, be cautious when prompted legitimate so that the user will follow the hacker’s instructions For more information, contact or voluntarily provide personal data to include passwordsNintendo toll-free at (800) 859-4519 and credit card information. In some phishing attacks, just See Alert, Page 4
  • 4. Dec. 22, 20064 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm WeeklyStalker from Page 1 say the least,” he said. “Doing so to the peninsula.while simultaneously executing a relief The keynote speaker at the event wasin place for two batteries from Fort Bliss Lt. Gen David P. Valcourt, commanderwhile maintaining a high readiness level of the 8th U.S. Army. “I want toand doing it all safely was an absolutely welcome you to your new home,”momentous undertaking.” Valcourt said to the battalion’s Soldiers Rossi pointed out that the 2-1 ADA assembled in formation. “If you wereBn. is now the largest unit on Camp in Gwangju, you might say this is a ‘bigCarroll, but despite its size, the unit was smiley face’ in terms of the digs thatable to fall in on existing facilities and you now have. This facility is probablyinfrastructure which helped make the the best gym that we have in the Army,transition a smooth one. Rossi thanked certainly on the peninsula.It marks, ICamp Carroll and Area IV Support think, a huge step forward so, hopefully,Activity officials for their help and most of you are looking around at yourassistance throughout the planning, new surroundings here and feel prettydeployment phases of the transition and good about the quality of lifefor their ongoing support. improvements that have taken place.” “Another great facilitator for the Valcourt thanked the Installationsmooth transition to Camp Carroll and Management Command Korea Region,Waegwan was our dear friend Area IV Support Activity, U.S. ArmyAmbassador Park,” Rossi said. “His Material Support Center – Korea andtireless efforts to support 2-1 never other entities for their assistance andceased. From the very beginning the 2- pointed out the difficulty of1 has had no greater friend and accomplishing such a huge undertaking.supporter. You have always made us feel The 2-1 ADA Bn. has a long historywelcome and wanted and for that we stemming to the American Civil War, theare grateful.” company participated in the first battle The Honorable Park Young-chul is a of the war at Fort Sumter, S.C., andformer Republic of Korea ambassador went on to participate in 24 campaigns.to the United States who currently Throughout the 20th century, theserves as chairman of the Korea battalion went through a series ofAmerican Friendship Society Gwangju redesignations as it fought in WorldChapter. Park personally welcomed the Wars I and II, and Operation DesertSoldiers of the 2-1 ADA upon their arrival Shield/Desert Storm.The battalion’sin Gwangju. His relationship with the capabilities evolved from tube artillery,Stalker Battalion goes back to 2004 to the Nike Hercules missile system, towhen he the visited the unit at Fort Bliss, the Hawk missile system, and now theTexas to help coordinate its relocation Patriot missile system of today.Leaders from Page 2 accept responsibility for trip planning, Once a user submits the assessment,leaders must support and mentor their a copy is sent to their designatedefforts. supervisor for review. Users are also The Army Safety Management offered an opportunity to checkInformation System-2 - located at https:/ construction zones along their route of/crc.army.mil/home - was created to travel and to finish a partially completedhelp prevent POV accidents. This Web- DA31 leave form.based, automated risk-management tool Leader involvement is the key toencourages leaders and their Soldiers to ASMIS-2. For example, a Soldierwork together to plan safe road trips. planning a 1,600-mile roundtrip over a Once registered and logged in, users four-day weekend is probably notare asked to respond to a series of thinking things through. An involvedquestions regarding the type of vehicle leader can help the Soldier come up withthey’ll be driving, their driving effective controls or alternate plans.background and experience, and the When the details of a plan are sharednature of their trip. ASMIS-2 then with someone else, hidden flaws oftenassigns an initial risk level to the trip and become apparent. This one-on-oneprovides users with examples of interaction is critical for ASMIS-2 to beaccidents that occurred on similar trips. effective.Users can then select controls to address According to Combat Readinessthe hazards identified in their initial Center statistics, Soldiers and leadersassessment. ASMIS-2 then re-evaluates who used ASMIS-2 in fiscal 2005 werethe hazards and assigns a new risk value significantly less likely to be involved infor the trip. a fatal accident than non-users.Alert from Page 3 to log-in to the site with your user emails is not authorized according toname, password or other personal Army Regulation 25-2, USFK Acceptableinformation. Be especially skeptical of Use Policy, service and DoD policies.clicking on attachments from unknown Violators will have their user accountsor unexpected email senders. Finally, terminated and are subject to punishmentdo not propagate hoax or chain emails. under the UCMJ and other disciplinaryNo matter how enticing the email may measures.sound to you, if it sounds too good to Don’t be a victim of phishing scams.be true, it probably is. Protect the force by protecting our Further, forwarding these kinds of information.
  • 5. Dec 22, 2006 Page 5AFTB celebrates birthday • Experience personal growthBy Margaret Banish-Donaldson • Feel empoweredArea I Public Affairs • Feel more connected to the military community CAMP RED CLOUD — Area I Army • Improve communication skillsCommunity Service held their 12th Army Family • Motivated to volunteerTeam Building birthday celebration along with a • Develop new friends and a stronger support systemvolunteer recognition ceremony Dec. 14 at the “The 2nd Infantry Division and Area I AFTB haveCamp Red Cloud Pear Blossom Cottage. provided many classes to the Warrior community “These wonderful volunteers are the ones that during 2006,” Sackett said. “The total number ofmade me understand a volunteer-led program,” said students who attended at least one level of AFTB isHeejung Sackett, 2nd Infantry Division and Area 1AFTB manager. “I couldn’t do anything without approaching 150: 125 family members and 23them. I just set class schedules and provide them Soldiers.”the right class material. All the work is done by At this time, the 2nd Infantry Division and Areathem. They truly dedicate their valuable time and I AFTB Program is led by one paid program managerenergy for entire Warrior community.” and 20 volunteer instructors who can teach the Army Family Team Building is an official Army classes in the student’s primary languages such astraining program that emerged as a result of lessons Tagalog, Korean, Russian and English.learned after the Gulf War in 1994. It is also a Earthy Vanhook, an Army spouse, cancelled hervolunteer –led organization with a central principle: trip home in December so she could attend an AFTBprovide training and knowledge to spouses and instructor course. Vanhook said she is going to thefamily members to support the total Army effort. Philippines in mid January. “Strong families are the pillar of support behind “In addition, Pear Blossom Cottage managers arestrong Soldiers,” Sackett said. “It is AFTB’s missionto educate and train all of the Army in knowledge, actively involved in the AFTB program in terms ofskills, and behaviors designed to prepare our Army recruiting students and instructor candidates,” MARGARET BANISH-DONALDSONfamilies to move successfully into the future.” Sackett said. “These are the very unique and a strong According to research, spouses who participate aspect of the 2nd Infantry Division and Area I AFTB Col. Forrest Newton, Area I garrison commander, and Heejungin AFTB training: program, which cannot be found anywhere else.” Sackett, 2nd Infantry Division and Area I Army Family Team • Learn the mission of the Army Building manager, discuss how and when the award certificates • Learn about community resources E-mail banish.m@korea.army.mil and coins will be given out at the AFTB birthday celebration. 604th ASOS brings joy to children of My Home By Jim Cunningham “We brought more than 100 gifts Christmas, because they don’t have Area I Public Affairs for the children today,” Deatcher their families here.” Dongducheon—For the 604th said. “Each child received more The special results from the 604th Air Support Operations Squadron, than five gifts.” bringing Santa to the children of My calling in air support from Santa for The 604th has worked with My Home is a win-win situation. the children of My Home orphanage Home orphanage for the past three “Initially when we walked in the of Dongducheon city Dec. 16 was years. children didn’t know why we were a special mission. “I understand the way it has been here; when they saw the gifts and “The mission for today was to working is a better relationship Santa, well, you could tell they provide a joyful opportunity for the between the children of Korea and were excited by the noise they children of My Home orphanage of the American forces,” Deatcher made,” Deatcher said. “The 63 children,” said Master Sgt. Mark said. “Our jobs are intense, the days squadron will go back to their home Deatcher, 1st Sgt. for the 604th are long, we have Airmen scattered at Camp Red Cloud and let the other A S O S . “ We h a v e 2 0 a i r m e n all over the peninsula, and off the peninsula as well taking care of the Airmen know that were not able to p a r t i c i p a t i n g t o d a y, a c a p t a i n , make it today, what we experienced myself, a couple other senior NCOs mission of security of this country as well as America. This is probably today. This will be something this JIM CUNNINGHAM and Airmen.” one of the best ways for our Airmen squadron will continue to do.”This little one receives many gifts from For those 20 Airmen, giving was easy. to enjoy the gift giving of E-mail james.f.cunningham@korea.army.milSanta during the 604th ASOS visit Dec. 16. Extra Catholic Services for the Holidays 8:30 a.m. Dec. 23 JSA Chapel 4th Sunday of Advent 9 a.m. Dec. 25 Warrior Chapel Christmas Mass 6 p.m. Dec 24 Hovey Chapel Christmas Eve Service 9:30 a.m. Dec. 25 JSA Christmas Mass 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24 West Casey Chapel Christmas Eve Service 9:30 a.m. Dec. 25 Hovey Chapel Christmas Mass 11:30 p.m. Dec. 24 JSA Christmas Eve Service Noon Dec. 25 West Casey Chapel Christmas Mass Midnight Dec. 24 Warrior Chapel CRC Christmas Eve Service 1 p.m. Dec. 25 Stanley Chapel Christmas Mass Extra Protestant Services for the Holidays 5 p.m. Dec. 24 Warrior Chapel CRC Christmas Eve Service 7 p.m. Dec. 24 Stone chapel Camp Casey Christmas Eve Service
  • 6. 6 Dec. 22, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area I The Morning Calm Weekly Doug Allen and the Ladies- Made in AmericaDoug Allen and the Ladies will appear live,in person Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. at Camp RedCloud Mitchell’s Club, Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. atCamp Stanley Reggie’s Club, Dec. 31 at 9p.m. at Camp Casey Warrior’s Club. For moreinformation call: 732-6702. AFN-Casey Football Guru Radio ShowFridays at 5 p.m. on FM 88.5/3, the FootballGuru show, is an hour full of NFL picks aswell as safety tips from the 2nd ID SafetyGuy. Listen in to win prizes donated byAreaI Exchange New Car Sales, For moreinformation call 730-8344 or visitwww.afnkorea.net/Casey. JIM CUNNINGHAM USO Cookie Caravan and SAHS String Orchestra A Soldier lines up for chow at the 501st Sustainment Brigade lunch line Dec. 14 at North Star Range during the field and Choir competition of the Phillip A. Connelly Competition for Food Service Excellence.The USO will be passing out cookies andraffle tickets at the Kilbourne (STB) DFACDec. 22 at 11 a.m. The SAHS Strings andChoir performance will begin at 11:30 a.m. 501st competes in dining competition been impressed, and I am a civilian,” Holidayfor more information call: 732-6577. By Jim Cunningham The result, officials hope, is Soldiers’ Area I Public Affairs said. “I judge this competition once a year, improved health and morale. Santa Claus to visit Camp NORTH STAR RANGE—Four finalists and all four of these finalists are winners “If you win, it makes you feel like your Red Cloud PBC were selected for the field dining competition already to have reached this level, that is, the job is really worth something,” Longino said.Santa Claus will be at Camp Red Cloud Pear Dec. 14 of the PhillipA. Connelly competition Department of the Army level, the highest The Connelly Awards program began inBlossom Cottage today at 2 p.m. for Food Service Excellence.The 501st level in competition. So what we are doing 1968, and is named in honor of the late Phillip Sustainment Brigade was one of the finalists. is looking at the best of the best.” A. Connelly, past president of the Gangnam District Year “Excellence in food service for our The event at North Star Range is the last International Food Service Executives End Concert fighting men and women in the military are event in this year’s Phillip A. Connelly Association. It is highly regarded as theThe Gangnam District year end concert will the main reasons we have the Phillip A. competition for Food Service Excellence. driving force behind obtaining IFSEAbe held at Camp Casey. For more information Connelly Competition in the first place,” said Results for the field dining competition will sponsorship for the Department of thecall: 730-5096. Sandra Holiday, judge and representative of be announced soon. Army’s recognition of excellence in Army the International Food Service Executives “I think the results should be announced food service. Area I Closures for the by the first of the year,” Holiday said. “The “The competition is very tight and the Association. “We want high standards and Holidays winners will be invited to the conference Soldiers put forth their all every single time we want these troops to be well fed.”Camp Casey Main PX will be closed on presented by the International Food Service we set up,” Longino said. “That is whatDec. 25, Jan. 1. Iron Triangle Club bar will be A lot of preparation goes into feeding troops in every meal whether there is a Executives Association at the end of March makes the team so good at working together.closed on Dec 24, 31. Hard ROK cafe at in Kansas City, Mo.” competition or not. We want to give the Soldiers the best foodCamp Castle will be closed Dec. 24, 25,31, “It takes about two months to prepare Some of the judges for the competition and nutrition every time.”Jan. 1, 2. Camp Casey Bowling Lanes will be step by step on how things need to be done,” are judges for the first time in their career. Food service Soldiers have to be teamclosed Jan. 2. Carey Fitness Center will be said Warrant Officer Martha Longino of the “This is my first time as a judge,” said players, she said. It’s a fact. In the Army,closed Dec. 31. Camp Hovey Library will beclosed Dec 24-25, Dec. 31, Jan 1. Camp Casey 501st Sustainment Brigade. Chief Warrant Officer William Liggon. “The Soldiers change duty assignments, but theCommissary will be closed Dec. 31. Casey “The evaluators look at overall dining effort that the Soldiers put toward preparing core of what we do remains the same.Post Office will be closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1. facility operations, food preparation and meals and the time they have spent preparing Teamwork is essential for food serviceCredit Union will be closed Dec. 24, 25, Jan. presentation, and sanitation standards, among for this competition has greatly impressed Soldiers to be able to come to a new1. Camp Casey Bank will be closed Dec. 24, other issues,” she said. me. The food service Soldiers have a lot of environment and maintain the same level of25, 31, Jan 1. Casey Red Cross 24 hour will “I think the food service personnel are competitiveness and they always want to standard.be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31, Jan. 1. Casey USO well trained, they execute well, and I have achieve excellence in their work.”will be closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1. Pass ID Section E-mail james.f.cunningham@korea.army.milwill be closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1. Ration Controlwill be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31, Jan. 1, MainExchange closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1. Mostservices are open through the holidays, for KNP leaders challenge Area I leaders at bowlingexceptions call ahead. By Jim Cunningham “Colonel Forrest R. Newton, garrison Area I Public Affairs commander of Area I, sponsored this event 2006 Warrior Country CAMP RED CLOUD—When can as one of the many events we share with the Holiday Dinner Project strikes be for you instead of against you. community organizations in the city ofThere are holiday food vouchers for 2ID/Area I Soldiers E-5 and below, with family Only in the sport of bowling. The leadership Uijeongbu to strengthen our relationship andmembers living with them in 2ID/Area I. To of the Korean National Police challengedArea understanding,” Yang said.sign up for the Army Community Service I leadership to a game of bowling Dec. 11 at The major directorate leaders of Area I2006 holiday project, contact your unit the Camp Red Cloud Bowling Center. bowled against 10 police officers of thecommander or 1st Sgt. For more information “It was proposed by the leadership of Uijeongbu KNP. Twenty bowlers split intocontact your local ACS. the KNP at the last friendship dinner four teams on four lanes bowled and sponsored by the Chief of KNP, Ho Nam- congregated until all teams had found theirChristmas Door Decoration seok, in Uijeongbu,”said Yang, Pyong-yong, results to be a win-win situation. ContestWin cash prizes courtesy of AAFES. JIM CUNNINGHAM community relations officer for Area I. “This will generate a more naturalDecorate your room door and let the judges Col. Forrest Newton, Area I garrison Events such as this bowling night helps relationship between the KNP and Area Idecide the winners today. For more commander, goes for a strike Dec. 11 during to strengthen the relationship the leaders in leadership,” Yang said.information call: 732-8854. the challenge game with Uijeongbu KNP at the Uijeongbu community have with the U.S. Camp Red Cloud’s Bowling Center. Army at Camp Red Cloud, explained Yang. E-mail james.f.cunningham@korea.army.mil
  • 7. The Morning Calm Weekly Area I Dec 22, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 7Casey and citizens of Golsandong share concernsBy Jim Cunningham them over the years.”Area I Public Affairs Because the community of Golsandong Village lies CAMP CASEY—The leadership of Camp Casey and within the boundaries of Camp Casey, there are specialleadership of Golsandong Village met at the Warrior’s situations.Club on Casey for a seasonal dinner and town hall “The villagers of Golsandong are like brothers andmeeting Dec 14. The Warrior’s Club provided the food. sisters to us here at Camp Casey in the respect that they “This is a town hall meeting for the Golsandong Village live here on the same grounds,” Hodges said. “We havewhich is located at the end of Camp Casey,” said Lt. this town hall meeting during each major season of theCol. Terry Hodges, Camp Casey commander. “Originally year. There are many topics tonight including snow JIM CUNNINGHAMthe Golsandong people used to occupy the area that removal and such along with other concerns. We seek out subjects of concern to the villagers that we may be Lt. Col. Terry Hodges opens the town hall meeting Dec. 14used to be the old division headquarters. Once division with village leaders and citizens of Golsandong Village.headquarters took over, they moved into the valley and doing on Camp Casey that are making their lives difficult.”since that time, this is probably one of the few major Generally speaking, the Casey leadership is concerned Hodges said. “There is a major hill leading to the villagemilitary posts that have a village of local folks, about about emergency vehicles needing access to Golsandong that we are concerned about and snow and ice removal100 or so, living within the camp. They are allowed to Village for fire and safety reasons. is another major topic. This calls for a cooperative effortdrive through Camp Casey to go to their homes. Because “Ambulances have to come through Camp Casey to between the U.S. post and the Korean villagers.”of that, we have established special relationships with reach Golsandong and the same for the fire trucks,” E-mail james.f.cunningham@korea.army.milPBC receives gift from AFSC JIM CUNNINGHAM Identity of Santa revealed Area I Public Affairs CAMP RED CLOUD—Area I Public Affairs learned late Dec. 7 that an unusual event would happen at the Camp Red Cloud Post Office. It was rumored that the real identity of Santa Claus would be disclosed early on the morning of Dec 8. When arriving Area I found that Brig. Gen. Tom Landwermeyer pitching mail for the U.S. Postal Service. MARGARET BANISH-DONALDSON “After opening this morning Brig. Gen. Landwermeyer Col. Forrest R. Newton, Area I garrison commander, presents a check from the American Forces’ Spouses’ Club came in with his Santa hat on repeating ‘Ho-Ho-Ho’,” said for $2,045 to the three Pear Blossom Cottage managers: Tess Compton, Camp Casey; Kay Chong, Camp Ruben Ruiz, postal officer for Area I. “We were astonished Stanley; and Natalia Lyons, Camp Red Cloud. The AFSC is open to all active duty and retired enlisted Soldiers, that Santa would actually come to Area I to make sure all officers, and qualified civilians and their spouses. The AFSC offers informative monthly social events, a monthly the good Soldiers got their Christmas mail.” newsletter, membership directory, the Seoul Survivor, and the opportunity to volunteer at the AFSC Chosun Gift Now that the real identity of Santa is known, we expect Shop in Seoul. even more mail during the holidays, Ruiz explained. Hey! Dooley, what th’@$#!&*(^% are you doing? Wait for Whoaaaaaa! What the instructor! happened?! Yeiiiii!!
  • 8. Dec. 22, 20068 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly
  • 9. Dec. 22, 2006 Page 9Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders bring holiday spiritBy Pfc. Jung Jae-hoonArea II Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON —“America’s Sweethearts” made morethan 1,000 fans go wild with a high-energy performance Dec. 14 at CollierField House. The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleadersvisited here during their 62nd USOholiday tour. Armed Forces Enter-tainment and Morale, Welfare andRecreation also sponsored the event. “We are here to perform for the troopsand give our appreciation,” said DallasCowboy Cheerleader MakenziSwicegood. “We want the Soldiers toknow that we care, and that home isalways missing them.” PFC. KIM SANG-WOOK PFC. K IM SANG-WOOK The cheerleaders shook the packed Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Megan Fox meets Yongsan Garrison audience members Dec. 14. Dallas Cowboy cheerleader Emma Dawsoncrowd with a rhythmical dance dances for 1st Lt. Richard Thomas .performance. The cheerleaders picked three Soldiersfrom the audience and gave them specialdances. “It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyedit,” said 2nd Battalion, 2nd AviationRegiment 1st Lt. Richard Thomas. “Itwas a good morale booster.” “It was fun being up there with thecheerleaders,” said John Garthwait. “Iwon’t forget it for the rest of my life.” The cheerleaders ended the showwith the promise of coming back nextyear. “We are really happy with the turn-out,” said Area II MWR Director Paul PFC. JUNG JAE-HOONRobinson. “Their performance is always Left, above: The high-powered show brings smiles and cheerstwo thumbs up.” to Yongsan community members. E-mail JaeHoon.Jung@korea.army.mil PFC. KIM SANG- WOOKSki Patrol members promote safety Holiday partyers beware:By Cpl. Lee Yang-won Drunk driving leads to troubleArea II Public Affairs Area II Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — The U.S. Ski PatrolKorea is preparing community members to qualify as YONGSAN GARRISON — The holiday seasonski patrollers and to provide services at local ski slopes. is one of the deadliest and most dangerous times of The association called for volunteers this fall and has the year due to an increase in impaired driving.been carrying out training at the U.S. Embassy Association Area II Health Promotion Coordinator TammyCenter since October. Duffy is joining forces with other national and state “The purpose of the Ski Patrol is to serve the USFK highway safety officials to remind all holiday partyersand the international public as we augment the local that “buzzed driving is drunk driving.”Korean ski associations at the respective ski resorts in “With all of the office and holiday parties this month,Korea,” said U.S. Ski Patrol Korea Public Relations this is a critically important time of year to make sureOfficer Col. Wayne Clark. “Our job is to promote safety you always designate a sober driver before the partiesand support the English-speaking community in the event COURTESY PHOTO begin,” Duffy said. “Too many people still don’tthey might have an injury.” Ski Patrol members train to assist injured skiers on the slopes. understand that alcohol, drugs and driving just don’t Clark said the team is already approaching the mid- Half of the class focuses on academic studies mix.”point of the training. featuring anatomy, injury types, and treatments. The Duffy said too many lives are being lost. “Right now, our active ski patrollers have gone other half provides simulated scenarios for students to “We need everyone’s help to stop it,” she said.through recertification programs,” Clark said. “The gain hands-on experience in treating injuries. One of the For a safer holiday season, Duffy offered severalprogram is called Outdoor Emergency Care instructors act as an injured skier and a student will go reminders:Certification.” through step-by-step treating the incapacitated. Plan ahead: Whenever you plan on consuming He said they also have candidates who are seeking to “We’re praying for snow so we could actually do alcohol, designate a sober driver before going outachieve their first certification. the hands-on training here in Yongsan,” Clark said. “It’s and give that person the vehicle keys “We do our training Mondays, Wednesdays, and a a key aspect of our training, just like a Soldier training.” If you’re impaired, call a taxi, use mass transitcouple of times on Saturdays,” he said. “We go through To qualify as a ski patroller, the students first have to or call a sober friend or family member to get younumerous scenarios so the students feel confident before pass an academic examination before Christmas. Then, home safelywe get on the actual ski slope.” See Patrol, Page 12 See Drunk, Page 12
  • 10. 10 Dec. 22, 2006 http://area2.korea.army.mil Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Yongsan gas Holiday LightingElectrical displays are permitted to station to getcelebrate the holiday in Area IIhousing. However, electrical displays new pumpswill be limited to use only between 5-11 p.m. Area II Public Affairs Holiday Hours YONGSAN GARRISON — ArmyFor a complete listing of Army and Air and Air Force Exchange ServiceForce Exchange Service and Morale, officials announced a $180,000Welfare and Recreation hours, visit the construction project to enhanceArea II Web site at http:// operations at the Yongsan gas station.area2.korea.army.mil. Drivers will soon be able to pay at Soccer Players Needed the pump, just like at most gas stationsThe 8th Army Soccer Team is looking in the states.for 25 U.S. Soldiers for a Good “It adds a level of customer CPL. LEE YANG-WONNeighbor Program “All-Stars” soccer convenience,” said AAFES General Korean construction workers prepare to replace fuel pumps at the Yongsan Gas Stationteam. The team will play exhibition Manager Ron Daugherty. Monday. The new “pay-at-the-pump” project will be completed in two months.games against Republic of Korea The construction will affect half thecounterparts (mil-to-mil), Korean pumping units at a time. During the 60- Daugherty said. “Camp Walker and after filling up,” he said. “When we wentNational Police units and other Korean day project AAFES will expand hours Kunsan Air Base projects are on the way through this process back in the statesteams to promote the Good Neighbor to help meet the demand. Starting too.” the use of credit cards or Star CardsProgram. For information, call 723-4841. Monday, Dec. 18 the operating hours Daugherty said the Osan community increased.” will be 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday – Friday reaction has been very positive. Daugherty said at Yongsan License Plate Fee Increase Effective Monday, the cost of and 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday - Sunday. “Being able to pay at the pump with customers will still be required to showlicense plates increased to $8 for “We already offer the pay-at-the- a credit card or star card will save the proper identification and ration platesregular plates and $4.75 for pump service at Osan Air Base,” customer footsteps and time waiting before the pumps are turned on.temporary plates. Motorcycle licenseplates are still $3. Educational Garrison installs new traffic light, crosswalks Opportunities By Pfc. Kim Sang-wookOperation Good Cheer/Eager Student. Area II Public AffairsRegister now at the Yongsan ArmyEducation Center. For information, call YONGSAN GARRISON — Yongsan drivers can now723-4290 or 723-4294. take advantage of a new automated traffic control system at one of the busiest intersections on-post. A new traffic light Candlelight Service and crosswalks are in use at the 8th Army Drive and U.N.There will be a Community Christmas Boulevard intersection.Eve candlelight service 7 p.m. Sunday The key intersection is located next to the Yongsan Busat South Post Chapel and one at Hannam Station and Moyer Community Activity Center. New diagonalVillage Chapel 6:30 p.m. Sunday. crosswalks and traffic lights give pedestrians a safe and fast Holiday Closures way to cross the intersection, as well as an automated. The Yongsan Quartermaster “Eighth Army Drive Intersection is a main road of thisLaundry will close Monday and Jan. base,” said Shin Kwang Construction Company Manager Shin1-2. Hang-suk. “The automatic traffic control system will reduce Area II Law and Order and Camp Kim traffic problems and secure safety for Yongsan residents.”Pass and ID Offices will be closed Sensors under the new road calculate traffic conditionsMonday and Tuesday. and a computer automatically controls the traffic lights. If there is more road access demand on the overpass, the system Bowling News automatically changes traffic lights to adjust to the traffic There will be a Thursday Night Mixed flow.Bowling League for Area IIorganizations and units made up of “Military police will control the device automatically andfour-person teams. The first meeting manually,” Shin said. “It will be easier for MPs to handle PFC. KIM SANG-WOOKwill be held on 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at traffic.” A pedestrian uses the new crosswalk near the Yongsan Garrison busYongsan Lanes. See Crosswalks, Page 12 station. The intersection also has a new traffic signal. Thursday Night – Gold Pin Bowling,6-10 p.m. Cosmic Bowling 9 p.m.-1 a.m.Fridays and Saturdays. For Officials: Slow down while driving, stay safeinformation, call 723-7830. By Tamara Sternberg drivers should not attempt to make U- involve not using signals when making Area II Public Affairs turns to access Camp Kim or Yongsan turns, driving while talking on a cell phone, Christmas Eve at Garrison,” said Hyska. speeding, failure to wear a seatbelt and YONGSAN GARRISON — Law Commiskey’s enforcement and safety officials are Representatives from the Area II Law failure to ensure that a child is properlyJoin Commiskey’s for a Christmas EveDinner 5-10 p.m. Sunday. The menu asking Area II drivers to be careful, slow and Order Office and the Area II Provost restrained in a car seat.includes Roasted Prime Rib, Virginia down and obey Korean and American Marshal Office said Area II drivers are Multiple citations can result in aBaked Ham, Roasted Turkey and more. traffic laws. subject to Korea National Police citations suspension of driving privileges.The cost is $15.95 for adults, $7.95 for “We don’t want to see anyone cited for illegal U-turns and for illegal left turns, “If an offender accumulates 12 trafficchildren 6-12. Younger children eat for for speeding or illegal turns, either on- or as well as other traffic violations. points within 12 consecutive months orfree. Santa Claus is coming to off-post,” said Area II Safety Officer Jeff Master Sgt. Gregory Dickerson of the 18 traffic points within 24 consecutiveCommiskey’s. There will be free Hyska. “We particularly don’t want Area II Provost Marshal’s Office advises months, his or her driver license will bepresents while they last. anyone to get hurt in a vehicle accident.” drivers to use common sense. suspended,” said Dickerson. Hyska said drivers should be “It is illegal to make a U-turn or a left Area II Director of Emergency Area II Web site turn in off-post areas that have not been particularly careful on the avenue in front Services Ricky Oxendine said mostFor more community notes, news and of Camp Kim because of new center bus designated for them,” he said. offenses occur during the rush hour timesinformation, visit the Area II Web siteat http://area2.korea.army.mil. lanes. Dickerson said the most common of 6-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. The least happen “The U-turn lanes are gone and USFK traffic violations both on- and off-post See Driving, Page 12
  • 11. The Morning Calm Weekly Area II Dec. 22, 2006 http://area2.korea.army.mil 11Child, youth programs offer variety of servicesOfficials outline Yongsan to support and expand the parents’ Due to the variance and scope of their Area II Dining Facilities relationship with their children, and to duties, CDC and SAS managers are not The Camp Coiner Dining Facility willday care options provide open, honest, and constructive able to provide orientations on short serve Christmas lunch 11:30 a.m.- 3 exchange of ideas that promote notice. Parents need to be aware of the p.m. Friday and be closed forBy Tamara Sternberg consistency in care. Please see below rules and regulations, and make the timeArea II Public Affairs renovation starting Saturday. The for hours. to attend a class and register their child Three Kingdoms Inn will serve YONGSAN GARRISON — The There are regulations that must be well before their intended start date. Christmas meal 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday.Yongsan Child Development Center and followed if a child is going to be enrolled This is to ensure that the best K-16 Air Base DFAC will servethe Yongsan School-Age Services offer at either CDC or SAS, and there is an preparation and care can be taken for Christmas lunch 12-1 p.m. Monday.a variety of services for young, school- orientation class that parents must the child, and also gives staff the time For $5.90, officers, DoD civilians,age, and teen children. attend before their children can be to plan for newcomers to their contractors, family members, guests The CDC offers full-day, part-day admitted to either (though they may classrooms. can eat “all they want.” Soldiers canand hourly care for the children of the register for programs prior to attending Hours for the CDC are: use a meal card at no charge. ChildrenArea II community. The mission of the the class). Full day care for infants, six weeks under six can eat for free. Theprogram is to reduce the conflict Some rules for admitting a child: and older, to preschool age (5 years) – Christmas meal will cost $5 for spousesbetween parental responsibilities and Parents must provide a current 5:45 a.m. – 6 p.m. and other family members of enlistedwork requirements by providing a safe, shot record and a valid tuberculosis test Part day preschool (3-5 yrs) – 8:30 personnel E-1 through E-4. Forloving, and warm environment for for their child. – 11:30 a.m. There is no part day information, call 738-3431.children. Completion of a registration packet preschool when school is not in session. Area II Director of Family Services is required. These are valid for one year. Hourly Care for infants, six weeks New 2007 Facility HoursBrenda McCall advises sponsors to let If the registration is expired, the child and older, to preschool age (5 years) – Starting Jan. 1 the following Army andCDC and SAS program managers know cannot be enrolled until it is renewed. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Please note: Two hours Air Force Exchange Service facilitieswell in advance if they plan to enroll a Please let the CDC/SAS staff know minimum/child/day; maximum hours will have new operating hours:child. about any allergies that a child might are 15 a week. Hannam Village Food Court Time is required to plan for each child Closed on Mondays have. Kindergarten before and after care 12-8 p.m. Tuesday – Sundaybecause different ages go to different Medication must be accompanied – 5:45 a.m. – 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 6 Hannam Village Exchangeclassrooms, and each class has its own by a signed doctor’s form in the child’s p.m. During vacations and no school Closed on Mondaysrequirements. name, otherwise staff is legally not days, full day care is provided. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday The SAS programs are held on allowed to dispense said medicine, and Hours for SAS (grades 1 – 5) are: 12-9 p.m. Friday – SaturdayYongsan South Post and Hannam only the parent will be allowed to do so. Yongsan (school days) – Monday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. SundayVillage, and serve children in the No outside food may be brought -Friday, 5:45 a.m. – 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Yongsan Car Care Centerelementary grades. They offer activities into the Center. This includes lunches. – 6 p.m. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday – Wednesdaythat include leisure and recreation, No outside toys may be brought Yongsan (no school days) – Closed on Thursdayssports and fitness, as well as mentoring, into the CDC. CDC staff will provide Monday -Friday, 5:45 a.m. – 6 p.m. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday - Saturdayintervention and support services. toys which are cleaned and maintained Closed on Sundays The goals of the SAS program are every day. See Programs, Page 12
  • 12. 12 Dec. 22, 2006 http://area2.korea.army.mil Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Merry Christmas Yongsan Garrison Soldiers receive Christmas presents Monday at the Moyer Community Activity Center. Seoul Foreign School students donated presents to U.S. troops to celebrate the holiday. Visit the Area II Web site for the story at http:// area2.korea.army.mil. CPL. LEE YANG-WONPatrol from Page 9they will have two months of actual “The training has been successful sotraining at the ski slopes followed by a far,” Clark said. “You have to be someonefinal on-the-hill test in February. very dedicated to come for the training “I grew up skiing,” said training two or three times a week.”participant Stan Phillips. “I thought this He said it is too late for people to joinwould be a great opportunity. Now, I have the team this year.a chance to work with ski patrollers from “We are looking forward to those whovarious ski resorts and help people.” are going to be here another year or so to He said he has received invaluable join us next year,” he said. “People couldknowledge that could help his friends and contact me in August or September.”gained various outreach experiences in For information, call 736-7389.Korea. E-mail yangwon.lee@korea.army.milDrunk from Page 9 Promptly report drunk drivers you Driving any vehicle, including asee on the roadways to law enforcement motorcycle, while impaired is simply Wearing a seat belt or using protective wrong and not worth the risk, Duffygear on a motorcycle is the best defense said. “Not only do you risk killingagainst an impaired driver yourself or someone else, but the trauma If you know someone who is about and financial costs of a crash or an arrestto drive impaired, take their keys and help from drunk driving is significant,” shethem to where they are going safely said.Driving from Page 10late at night when there are fewer people difficult conditions.on the road. The key to safe driving, Dickerson Oxendine said traffic violations are not said, is obeying all laws and regulations,confined to a specific group of people, keeping to the posted speed limit and beingarea or time of year – they happen aware of the surroundings.regardless of geographical location or Oxendine recommends that peopleseason. Dickerson said more citations schedule their travel.typically occur during the winter and rainy “Take a few extra minutes,” saidseasons on crowded roads, such as X Oxendine. “That way, you aren’t tryingCorps Boulevard or U.N. Boulevard on- to rush and prone to making poorpost, because most people do not modify decisions while driving.”their driving behavior to accommodate for E-mail SangWook.Kim@korea.army.milCrosswalks from Page 10 Area II Provost Marshal Maj. Jose Military police may still control theNaputi said they are still fine-tuning the intersection manually during peak times.system. “The traffic system will be activated Military Police Soldiers attended almost all day,” said Traffic Accidenttraining on the new system Dec. 11. The Investigator Jennie Lisciandri. “But ifclass covered how to receive control the traffic increases a lot, MPs will comethe timing. Traffic Control Manager down and do the work.”Shawn Kim conducted training. E-mail TamaraN.Sternberg@korea.army.milPrograms from Page 11 Hannam (school days) – Monday Chancellor, Coordinator, Child and-Friday, 5:45 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. & 2:30 Youth Services, at 738-2311, Claudettep.m. – 6:30 p.m. Mohn, CDC Director, at 738-3406, or Hannam (no school days) – Cindy York, SAS Director, at 738-Monday -Friday, 5:45 a.m. – 6 p.m. 3051. For information, call Dr. Roxanne E-mail TamaraN.Sternberg@korea.army.mil
  • 13. Dec. 22, 2006The Morning Calm Weekly http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 13Law protects Soldiers so they can serveBY Elaine Wilson the SCRA,” Haight said. Haight expects the service Protection from evictionArmy New Service member to receive a significant monetary settlement If a service member signs a lease where the rent FORT SAM HOUSTON – Most service members since the landlord committed a violation of the is less than $2,465 per month (current maximum rentare familiar with the attractive array of military Soldier’s rights under the SCRA. amount), the service member and family membersbenefits that range from the GI Bill to big-ticket Eviction is just one area of protection under the cannot be evicted without a court order. The leaseretention bonuses. SCRA. The following are a few of the many SCRA must be for premises that are to be occupied primarily But another, lesser known set of benefits that benefits: as a residence by the service member and family.includes everything from interest-rate reductions to Interest rate reductions Service members must submit a request to the courtpenalty-free lease terminations may have escaped the Service members have the right to request a 6- for protection under the SCRA. Legal assistancenotice of both new and seasoned military members. percent interest-rate cap for debt or liability incurred attorneys can provide further guidance. The Service members Civil Relief Act, formerly before active duty, to include joint accounts with a Auto lease terminationknown as the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act, spouse. Any interest in excess of 6 percent is Active-duty members who have receivedis a federal law that grants military members several “forgiven.” The interest-rate cap is applicable only permanent change-of-station orders outside therights as they enter active duty and protects them to pre-service debt or liability. Service members must continental United States or who have been called towhile serving. The law addresses rental agreements, provide the creditor written notice with a copy of duty for more than 180 days may terminate ansecurity deposits, prepaid rent, eviction, installment military orders no later than 180 days after the date automobile lease. The service member must providecontracts, credit card and mortgage interest rates, of termination or release from active duty. The rate written notice of termination to the lessor with a copyforeclosure, civil judicial proceedings and income tax cap does not apply to federally guaranteed student of orders and return the vehicle within 15 days ofpayments. loans. Additionally, creditors cannot reduce the term written notice. This provision includes automobiles “The SCRA protects military members so they can of a loan, such as a 60-month loan reduced to 48 leased for personal or business use by serviceserve without worries such as an eviction or inflated months; doing so defeats the purpose of the SCRA members and their dependents.interest rates,” said Tim Haight, acting chief, Client and is prohibited. Health insurance reinstatementServices Division, Fort Sam Houston Legal Assistance Release from housing leases Service members can reinstate their healthOffice. “It’s hard to focus on the mission while An active-duty service member who has received insurance upon termination or release from service.deployed if you’re worried about your family being permanent change-of-station orders or who is being However, the insurance must have been in effectevicted or unable to afford bills.” deployed for 90 days or more may terminate a housing before service commenced and terminate during Haight described a recent case in which a service lease with a 30-day written notice. This applies also the time of military service. The reinstatement ofmember was sent on temporary duty and returned to to service members who signed a lease before insurance does not apply to service membersfind her possessions on the sidewalk; most had been entering active duty. However, service members entitled to participate in employer-offered insurance.stolen. should have a legal-assistance attorney review their Service members must apply for reinstatement “Under the SCRA, it was illegal for the landlord to lease before signing; lack of attention to detail could within 120 days after termination or release fromevict her without following the proper steps under result in the forfeiture of this benefit. military service.
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Dec. 22, 200614 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly Dec. 22-28 The Prestige The Grudge 2 The Holiday The Holiday The Grudge 2 Chainsaw Massacre The Prestige (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. The Prestige Turistas Turistas Santa Clause 3 Everyone’s Hero No Show No Show (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (G) 7 p.m. (G) 2 p.m. The Holiday The Holiday The Holiday The Grudge 2 The Grudge 2 Chainsaw Massacre Chainsaw Massacre (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. The Grudge 2 The Holiday Chainsaw Massacre The Prestige The Holiday The Grudge 2 Chainsaw Massacre (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. DeJa Vu Pursuit of Happyness Pursuit of Happyness No Show No Show No Show Chainsaw Massacre (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (R) 8 p.m.Pursuit of Happyness — Chris Texas Chainsaw Massacre — The Prestige — The movie concerns The Holiday — Amanda Woods Charlotte’s Web — The classicGardner (Will Smith) is a family man Its 1969. The conflict in Vietnam has the rivalry between two magicians in (Cameron Diaz), the owner of a story of loyalty, trust, and sacrificestruggling to make ends meet. Despite exploded. While the draft ramps up early 20th-century London. Hugh prospering advertising firm that comes to life in this live-actionhis valiant attempts to help keep the to feed the military machine. And 18- Jackman and Christian Bale bring the creates movie trailers, lives in adaptation. Fern (Dakota Fanning)family afloat, the mother (Thandie year-old Dean Hills (Taylor Handley) characters of Rupert Angier and Alfred Southern California. Iris Simpkins (Kate is one of only two living beingsNewton) of his five-year-old son number is up. But before Dean can Bordon to life. Rupert and Alfred were Winslet) writes the popular wedding who sees that Wilbur is a specialChristopher (Jaden Christopher Syre report to the local induction center, young magician apprentices together, column for Londons Daily Telegraph animal as she raises him, the runtSmith) is no longer able to cope, she his brother, Eric (Matt Bomer), who but became bitter rivals as their and resides in a charming cottage in of the litter, into a terrific and radiantreluctantly decides to leave. Chris, has recently returned from a duty in careers began to shape their adult the English countryside. Though Iris pig. As Wilbur moves into a newcontinues doggedly to pursue a Vietnam, decides to surprise Dean. lives and a terrible accident claimed and Amanda live 6,000 miles apart, barn, he begins a second profoundbetter-paying job using every sales Despite the concerns of his devoted the life of Ruperts wife. In the they are in exactly the same place: friendship with the most unlikely ofskill he knows. He lands an internship fiancée, Chrissie (Jordana subsequent years Rupert has become Just before Christmas, Iris and Amanda creatures – a spider namedat a prestigious stock brokerage firm, Brewster), Eric plans to re-enlist wildly jealous of Alfreds superior decide to take a needed break from Charlotte – and their bond inspiresand although there is no salary, he alongside Dean in his beloved talents, so in a last ditch attempt to the men in their lives (played by the animals around them to comeaccepts, hopeful he will end the Marine Corps in hopes of keeping steal some artistic ground he sends Edward Burns and Rufus Sewell) — together as a family. When theprogram with a job and a promising an eye on his brother. Unfortunately, his assistant, Olivia (Scarlett and neither is much in the mood for a word gets out that Wilburs daysfuture. Without a financial cushion, Deans plans do not coincide with Johansson), to infiltrate his rivals lair nostalgic chorus of "Auld Lang Syne." are numbered, it seems that only aChris and his son are soon evicted Erics. Deans simple strategy to and steal the secret to a spectacular Amanda, wanting to get out of town miracle will save his life. Afrom their apartment and forced to dodge the draft and head south to trick called "The Transported Man." for the holidays, stumbles onto an determined Charlotte – who seessleep in wherever they can find Mexico is sponsored by his strong- Nolans film twists and turns down a internet site that specializes in home miracles in the ordinary – spinsrefuge for the night.Despite his willed girlfriend, Bailey (Diora Baird). number of unexpected avenues as it exchanges, and finds Iris English words into her web in an effort totroubles, Chris continues to honor his But before either couple realizes the flits back and forth between numerous cottage to be the perfect antidote to convince the farmer that Wilbur iscommitment as a loving and caring true battle they are about to time periods, creating a movie that her troubles. On impulse, Amanda and "some pig" and worth saving.father, using the affection and trust confront, the boys and their needs to be watched as closely as Iris agree to crisscross continents andhis son has placed in him as an girlfriends head across Texas for a the tricks his leading characters move into each others homes for twoimpetus to overcome the obstacles. final fling of serious fun. perform. weeks. The Guardian No Show Employee of the Month The Marine No Show No Show No Show (PG13) 6:45 p.m. (PG13) 6:45 p.m. (PG13) 6:45 p.m. The Marine Blood Diamond Blood Diamond Blood Diamond Blood Diamond The Grudge 2 Chainsaw Massacre (PG13) 12 a.m. (R) 9:30 p.m. (R) 9:30 p.m. (R) 9:30 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. The Holiday The Prestige The Grudge 2 The Grudge 2 Chainsaw Massacre No Show Blood Diamond (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Chainsaw Massacre The Grudge 2 Chainsaw Massacre The Grudge 2 No Show Blood Diamond Pursuit of Happiness (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Pursuit of Happyness Pursuit of Happyness Charlotte’s Web Charlotte’s Web Chainsaw Massacre Chainsaw Massacre Chainsaw Massacre (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (G) 8 p.m. (G) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Pursuit of happyness Santa Clause 3 Charlotte’s Web Charlotte’s Web THe Prestige The Prestige THe Prestige (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (G) 8 p.m. (G) 8 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. Jet Li’s Fearless Santa Clause 3 Santa Clause 3 Santa Clause 3 Barnyard Barnyard Zoom (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (G) 6:30 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m. (PG) 6 p.m.
  • 15. Dec. 22, 2006The Morning Calm Weekly http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly 15The Lights of the SeasonBy Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Thomas M. Durham peace, A Division Artillery Commander once told me The Spirit of Christmas is Joy. Is there anything2ID when he was a 1st Lt. in Germany. It was in the mid better than the joy of children as they see the beauty 70s when he was stationed on the East-West Border of a lighted tree for the first time? Angels I find a special joy in the lights of this Season! A refreshing hope fills my heart as I pause to enjoy on Christmas Eve. He and his soldiers decided to put proclaimed, “Joy to the world!” The joy of which them. While I will not pretend to know the Christmas lights on their Gun! The lights were clearly they spoke is that God cares and clearly‘reason’ behind the festive lights and decorations we seen by the other side! And after a few moments, the demonstrates it with His gift of peace.have come to appreciate and expect, I do hope that soldiers on the East Germany side began sending a Moreover, of course the Heart of Christmas iseach time we see them that our hearts will stir with signal – FW, FW, FW…suddenly the LT realized they Love. It motivates our giving and makes possible thegood memories. were sending Frohe Weinachtin - German for Merry peace we long to see. Real peace - in the heart of The lights of the Season do bring back good Christmas. men - and among men - begins with love. At thememories, but they also symbolize what we all long to What do the lights of Christmas mean to us - of heart of the Season is the God-given ability to lovesee – Peace on Earth. A popular song of the Season what do they remind us? I believe they remind us of ourselves and one another – without it there is nosays: Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was the gladness, spirit and heart of the Season! hope, no joy and no real peace on earth.meant to be. The lights symbolize the dream - that one The Gladness of Christmas is Hope. To a world As we enjoy the beautiful Lights of the Season,day we can all live together in peace and harmony - floundering in the darkness of despair, living without may we be blessed to remember – there can belooking out for one another’s well being – as it was hope or purpose – the lights reminds us that God has peace on earth and we can experience the hope, joymeant to be. made possible a real purpose and therefore real hope and love of this Holiday Season - because of God’s The lights of the Season are often the symbols of for all people. love expressed so clearly at Christmas. Area I Worship Services Catholic Camp Stanely Chapel Sunday 11 a.m. Camp Casey Memorial Catholic Mass 10:30 a.m. Camp Casey West Chapel Chapel, Stanley Chapel Sunday 9 a.m. CRC Warrior Chapel 11 a.m. Camp Hovey Chapel, 2 p.m. Camp Casey Chapel 9:30 a.m. Camp Hovey Chapel Stanley Chapel, Camp Noon Camp Casey West Chapel Casey Crusader Chapel Latter Day Saints 1 p.m. Camp Stanley Chapel Sunday 2 p.m. Cp. Casey Crusader Korean Services Chapel Protestant Sunday 7 p.m. CRC Warrior Chapel Protestant For information on Bible study groups and other religious services and Sunday 10 a.m. Camp Casey Stone Chapel, Godspell activities, contact the Area I Chaplains Office at 732-6466.
  • 16. Dec. 22, 200616 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm WeeklyDining Facility Holiday HoursUnit Installation Bldg/HoursD/302d BSB Camp Hovey S-4158 CLOSEDNCO Academy Camp Jackson S-2147 0730-0830/1130-1300/1700-1830CG’s Mess CRC S-109 CLOSED/1200-1400/CLOSEDHHSC STB TAC 2 CRC S-230 0730-0830/1100-1300/1600-1700F/302d BSB Camp Casey S-1072 CLOSEDE/302d BSB Camp Casey S-1757 CLOSED1st BSTB Camp Hovey S-3755 0930-1230/1600-1730Casey Main Camp Casey S-2151 CLOSEDHHC, 302d BSB Camp Casey S-747 0700-0800/1100-1400/1600-1700501st SBDE Camp Stanley S-2449 0700-830/ 1130-1330/ 1600-1730FIRES BDE Camp Casey S-0033 0730-0830/1100-1300/1600-1700702d BSB Camp Castle S-2951 0730-0830/1100-1300/1600-1700Sanctuary Camp Bonifas T-24 0600-0700/ 1130-1430/ 1600-1700CSCT #3, TROKA Yongin Yongin 21-Dec-06 S-10 0800-0900/1200-1300/1630-1730Area II SPT ACT Tango CLOSEDThree Kingdoms Inn Yongsan S-1533 0600-0700/ 1100-1400/ 1500-1630Religious Retreat Yongsan T-1924 CLOSED1st SIG BDE Yongsan S-1067 0700-0830/1130-15002-2 AVN (K-16) Songnam S-326 0830-0930/1200-1300/1600-1700362d Sig (Madison) Suwon S-06 0730-0830/1200-1300/1600-1700121st CS Hosp Yongsan S-7005 0600-0900/1100-1300/1600-1730USAG CP Long Camp Long S-527 0700-0830/1130-1330/1530-17001-2d AVN Camp Eagle S-3205 0700-0800/ 1100-1400/ 1600-17302d CAB Cp Humphreys S-1134 0600-0730/ 1100-1400/ 1600-1730HHB, 1/43rd ADA Suwon S-2115 0700-0800/ 1100-1300/ 1600-1700194th Maint Cp Humphreys S-743 0800-0900/1130-1330/CLOSED527th MI BN Cp Humphreys S-1291 0700-0830/1100-1330/1630-1730249th MP Det Cp Humphreys S-1056 0730-0830/1100-1400/1600-1730501st SBDE Camp Carroll S-233 0730-0900/1130-1330/1600-1730HHC, 19th ESC Camp Henry T-1320 0800-0930/1100-1400/1600-1730HHC, 19th ESC CampWalker S-338 CLOSED
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Dec. 22, 200618 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly The Morning Calm Weekly MWR plans a jam-packed holiday week Area I events include: Dec 22 Christmas Party at the Cottage Camp Casey Pearl Blossom Cottage 2 p.m. Dec 22-23 Basketball Tournament Camp Red Cloud Gymnasium 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec 22-23 Christmas Racquetball Tourney Camp Casey Carey Gymnasium 1 p.m. Dec 23 Doug Allen Show Camp Red Cloud Mitchell’s Club 7 p.m. Dec 23 Christmas Party Camp Red Cloud Pearl Blossom Cottage 2 p.m Decoder price reduction Dec 23 Seven Luck Casino Tour Camp Red Cloud Community Activity Center 2 p.m. The Army and Air Force Exchange Dec 24 Christmas Even Pool Tourney Camp Red Cloud Community Activity Center 1 p.m. Service and the Navy Exchange Dec 24 Christmas Eve Party Camp Stanley Community Activity Center 6 p.m. Service Command will reduce Dec 25 Christmas Holiday Tourney Camp Red Cloud Community Activity Center 11a.m. monthly rental price for AFRTS decoders from $25 to $13 effective Dec 26 Holiday Racquetball Tourney Camp Red Cloud Gymnasium 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. today. Contact AAFES stores for Dec 27-30 Christmas Volleyball Tourney Camp Stanley Gymnasium 1 - 5 p.m. more information. Dec 27-30 Christmas Volleyball Tournaey Camp Red Cloud Gymnasium 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Casting Call Dec 27-31 Christmas Indoor Soccer Tourney Camp Casey Carey Gymnasium 1 p.m. Nominations for vocalists, dancers, Dec 27 Doug Allen Show Camp Stanley Reggie’s Club 8 p.m. musicians, specialty acts, technicians, and stage managers are being accepted Dec 28 Kangnam District Orchestra Camp Casey Carey Gymnasium 7 p.m. for the 2007 Army Soldier Show. Packets Dec 29 Unit Level Winter B-ball Game Camp Red Cloud Gymnasium 6 - 9 p.m. should include name, rank, SSN, unit Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Extravaganza Camp Stanley Community Activity Center 10 a.m. address, duty phone, e-mail address, Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Bowling Party Camp Red Cloud Bowling Center 10 a.m. - noon and area of specialty. Performers must include a DVD/video and technician Dec 31 Doug Allen Show Camp Casey Warrior ’s Club 9 p.m. nominees should include resume. Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Celebration Camp Red Cloud Mitchell’s Club 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Nominations should reach the following Jan 1 New Year’s Day Celebration Camp Red Cloud Community Activity Center 10 a.m. address no later than Dec. 29. The U.S. Jan 2 New Year Pool Tourney Camp Hovey Community Activity Center 1 p.m. Army Soldier Show, Attn: 2007 Selection Committee, P.O. Box 439, Fort Belvoir, Area II events include: VA 22060. Dec 22 Doug Allen Show Yo n g s a n Main Post Club 7 p.m. Dec 23 Ski Trip K-16/Yongsan Community Activities Center 6 a.m. -10 p.m. Monthly Language Sign up at Moyer CAC or K-16 CAC by 20 December! Classes Army Community Services offers Dec 29 Doug Allen Show Yo n g s a n Main Post Club 7 p.m. monthly Korean and English classes. In Dec 30 Ski Trip K-16/Yongsan Community Activities Center 6 a.m. -10 p.m. addition to level I & II classes in both Sign up at Moyer CAC or K-16 CAC by 27 Decembe languages, Basic English Conversation Dec 31 Midnight Fun Run Yo n g s a n Collier Field House m id n igh t and Basic English Grammar are offered. For information or to register, call 738- Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Extravaganza Yo n g s a n Yongsan Lanes 8 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. 7505/723-6810. Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Party Yo n g s a n Harvey’s Lounge 8 p.m. - 3 a.m. Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Party Yo n g s a n Main Post Club 8 p.m. - 3 a.m. Holiday Meals to Go Dec 31 BOSS New Year’s Eve Party K-16 Landing Zone Club 9 p.m. -1 a.m. Reggie’s on Yongsan Garrison wants you to relax this Christmas and let them Area III events include: do the cooking. The restaurant staff is Dec 22 BOSS Christmas Party Suwon AB Community Activity Center 8 p.m. offering take-home turkey or ham Dec 24 Santa Camp Long Community Activity Center 6 p.m. dinners (with all the trimmings) to serve Dec 25 Doug Allen Show Camp Eagle Gunfighter’s Inn 8 p.m. up to 10 people. Their Turkey Feast features a whole roasted turkey, stuffing, Dec 25 Jingle Bell Jog Camp Humphreys Post Gymnasium 8 p.m. mashed potatoes and gravy, green Dec 28 Doug Allen Show Camp Humphreys Community Activity Center 6 p.m. beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and Dec 31 Indoor Soccer Tourney Camp Humphreys Gymnasium 9 p.m. pumpkin pie for $69.95. Dec 31 3x3 B-ball Tournaey Camp Humphreys Gymnasium 10 p.m. The Country Ham Feast offers smoked Virginia Ham, bourbon-raisin sauce, Dec 31 Dodge ball Camp Humphreys Gymnasium 11 p.m. mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and Dec 31 Midnight Run Camp Humphreys Gymnasium m id n igh t pumpkin pie for $79.95. Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Party Camp Eagle Gunfighter’s Inn 8 p.m. For information, call 723-5678 or 723- Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Party Suwon AB Scudbuster’s Club 8 p.m. 5685. Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Party Camp Humphreys Tommy D’s 8 p.m. Area II Pool League Jan 1 Fly-Away Home Shootout Camp Humphreys Gymnasium noon The Area II Pool League is seeking new Area IV events include: members. The group meets at 7 p.m. each Dec 22 Night Guided Hike to Mt. Apsan Camp Walker Community Activity Center 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Main Post Club, Harvey’s Lounge and the Navy Club on Yongsan Dec 23 Jingle Bell 5K Run Camp Carroll Carroll Fitness Center 10 a.m. Garrison. For more information, call Registration is 9-9:45 a.m. First 36 participants to finish will receive FREE t-shirt. Call 765-8287 for more information. Brent Abare at 723-3691. Dec 23 Holiday Racquetball Tourney Camp Carroll Carroll Fitness Center 10 a.m. Dec 23 Intramural B-ball Championship Daegu Area Kelly Fitness Center 10 a.m. Crab Leg Night Yongsan Garrison’s Main Post Club Dec 23 Woobang Land Tour Camp Carroll Community Activity Center 9 a.m. offers all you can eat crab legs 5-9 p.m. Dec 23 Daegu City Tour Camp Walker Community Activity Center 9 a.m. every Saturday. Cost is $22.95 per Dec 23 Paintball Championship Camp Carroll Community Activity Center 2 p.m. person, and includes french fries, hush Dec 24 X-mas Eve Bash Camp Carroll Hideaway Club 6 p.m. puppies, cole slaw, salad bar, soup and chili. Dec 24 Doug Allen Show Camp Carroll Hideaway Club 7 p.m. Dec 30 Doug Allen Show Camp Walker Hilltop Club 8 p.m. Jan 1 New Years 5K Fun Run/2 Mile Walk Camp Walker Fitness Center 9 a.m. Registration is 8-845 a.m. Units with most participation win a special award. Call 768-8238 for more information.
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  • 21. Dec. 22, 2006 Page 21Partnership helps to bring them down safelyBy F. Neil NeeleyArea III Public Affairs CAMP HUMPHREYS – When the runway landinglights at Desiderio Army Air Field here neededrecalibrating in preparation for a January 2007 flightcheck by the Federal Aviation Administration, airfieldmanager John Albonetti called on the folks at the51st Civil Engineering Squadron, Osan Air Base forhelp. Albonetti said he contacted Osan for help becausehe knew that they had the technical expertise andthe testing equipment to do the job properly. “I know these people’s qualifications and abilitiesfrom when I was Airfield manager at Osan—aboutsix years ago,” Albonetti said. “Kim, Yong-kwan wasworking there doing all of the lighting and he agreedto come down to Humphreys to lend a hand. “I wanted to make sure that we established agood baseline for our system,” Albonetti added. “Itwas a cooperative effort. We’re sharing informationback and forth. They provided hands-on instructionto Department of Public Works electricians and tomany of us in the airfield division.” Albonetti brought along Kim, To-yon and YiChong-kil from Camp Humphreys DPW to gethands-on training on how to calibrate the lights F. NEIL NEELEYaccording to the technical manuals. (from left) Kim Yong-kwan and Staff Sgt Bryan Butsch, both from the 51st civil engineering squadron, Osan Air Base show Kim, Yong-kwan brought along Staff Sgt Bryan Kim, To-yon and Yi Chong-kil, from Camp Humphreys Department DPW how to calibrate a PAPI unit.Butsch. Both are from the 51st Civil EngineeringSquadron, Osan Air Base. “We’re calibrating the precision approach path Albonetti was grateful for the assistance of the “We came down to help because we have the indicator units in order to bring the aircraft down at Air Force personnel.know-how and the equipment to do the job,” said the correct slope and to hit the right point of runway “Their assistance and instruction was invaluableButsch. “We’re here because we are familiar with intercept on the runway,” he noted. and will ensure safe glide slope angles for fixed wingthe calibrations of PAPI units. “If the lights are out of alignment and the visibility and rotary pilots assigned to Camp Humphreys, Albonetti explained why it’s so important to get is down the aircraft could head to the wrong glide along with a myriad of transient aircraft that shootthe PAPI units aligned properly. slope,” Albonetti said. approaches into this airfield for training purposes.”Humphreys Unit Dives into PTBy Jon Pearlman Survival Training Center on Camp at varied times, intensity and duration edge of the pool. The water-laden flightWater Survival Training Center Humphreys. depending on the unit needs. suits add extra resistance and intensity. CAMP HUMPHREYS – It is 5:30 The Aquatic PT program is a fun No swimming skills are required After a 30 minute workout the 168tha.m. and the 168th Medical Company alternative to the usual unit PT. It’s not because all soldiers are put into Mustang Medical Company Soldiers change intois changing out into Mustang flotation a replacement for standard PT, but it is flotation suits which provide buoyancy. running attire and go for a run. Allsuits and getting in the pool for PT. a fun addition to the usual routine. The The exercise is supervised by the participants expressed not only what aThis is all part of a new Unit PT program is for everyone from non- water survival staff which includes great workout they had, but how muchprogram started by The Water swimmers to swimmers and can be done scuba divers, rescue swimmers, and they enjoyed it and would love to do it lifeguards. After a short warm-up the again. unit takes turns doing swim intervals Units interested in doing Aquatic PT mixed in with short periods of Soldiers should contact Bob Matheny at the Water doing flutter kicks while sitting on the Survival Training Center at 753-6353. COURTESY PHOTO The unit takes turns doing swim intervals (top) mixed in with short periods of soldiers doing flutter kicks while sitting on the edge of the pool. (left).
  • 22. Dec. 22, 200622 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Area III The Morning Calm Weekly AREA III ETHICS I.C.E. Repor t TRAINING 1. The post library should have my money back but the merchant for the foreseeable future. The Area III Legal Center conducts a dedicated computer to access refuses. What can I Do? Jim Howell, chief of the required annual Ethics Training the online card catalogue. community recreation division, every Thursday for the rest of the Maj. Samuel Morris, Area III apologizes for the delay. Several calendar year. Training focuses on Post librarian Darrel Hoerle Command Judge Advocate says that unforeseen problems have pushed the Joint Ethics Regulation and agrees and computer number 10 is this is a very common occurrence. the reopening beyond December and particularly on proper uses of now reserved exclusively for the There’s no real legal recourse in a he is now hoping for a January government property, private online catalog. situation like this other than pressuring completion date. organizations, gift giving, informal the business to do the right thing. funds, and fundraising. Area III 2. I’m having difficulty with Individuals needing assistance with 4. Bus drivers leaving Ethics Training will take place every an Anjung-Ri merchant. I problems such as these should contact Humphreys should collect tickets Thursday at the Camp Humphreys bought a dog from a pet shop and the legal office for assistance with re- before passengers get on the bus Post-Theatre at 1p.m. Contact Capt. the dog died within two weeks. engaging the shop owner. instead of when they get off at Graham Smith at 753-3756. The pet store replaced it with their final destination. It will another dog that died within 3. When will renovation of the prevent people from sneaking on HOLIDAY FOOD VOUCHERS three days. I’ve since heard Community Activity Center’s pool be trying to get a free ride. A limited number of Holiday food rumors that many of the dogs completed? I am concerned that the vouchers will be available for those from this shop die quickly. I pool, an excellent source of PT during The Bus Company management in need this holiday season. For don’t want another dog, I want the Korean winter, will be unavailable is working to resolve this issue. information contact your 1st Sgt. or the chapel at 753-7274. ICE website https://ice.disa.mil/index.cfn?fa=site&site id=677 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Area III Tax Assistance Center is looking for motivated volunteers to assist with tax return preparation for Soldiers and family members in the coming tax year. Training will be provided. Hours are flexible. A new treat for Area III newcomers Interested persons should call 753- 6245. IG POSITIONS IN AREAS II/III The United States Forces Korea and Eighth Army Inspector General’s Office is looking for Officers and NCOs who desire to become Inspector Generals in Areas II and III. You should be in the rank of Maj. (Branch immaterial) and Sgt. 1st class (MOS 42A/42L and 92Y) to serve as Inspectors General. There is also an opening for an Inspector General position in the rank of Capt. (Career Course graduate and successful Company- level command) at Camp Humphreys. BOB MCELROY For additional information Mr.Yi Seok, the grandson of Korea’s last emperor contact Lt. Col. Eady at 725-6739. gave a silky rendition of the Elvis Presley hit “Love Members of the Gyeonggi Folk Group performed traditional Korean Dance. me tender.” AAFES LOWERS DECODER PRICE By Bob McElroy buses for a brief ride to the Cheongdam “Love me tender.” In introducing Effective Dec. 1The Satellite Area III Public Affairs Culture Center in Anjung-ri for the the song Yi said it was emblematic Decoder monthly rental price per month will be reduced from $25 to CAMP HUMPHREYS – Soldiers show. and in honor of the strong $13 . Although outright purchases and civilians who attended last They were joined by local high friendship Korea and America of the AFN decoders is not possible Tuesday’s Area III newcomer’s school students and area residents. share. in Korea….this is a significant drop briefing were the recipients of a treat First on the program was a group The finale of the show came in price. that should soon become the norm: of drummers banging out a rhythmic when the B-Boys, a Korean break an eclectic program of traditional beat as two other performers provided dancing troupe, took the stage by HAES SEEKS Korean song and dance with a bit the accent by striking small gongs. storm, spinning, twirling, dancing SUBSTITUTE of Elvis and hip-hop thrown in for The drummers were followed by and jumping to a hip-hop beat. TEACHERS good measure. singers and dancers performing Toward the end of their You must be a U.S. Citizen and In the past the newcomer ’s traditional Korean songs and dancers. performance the B-Boys invited have a High School Education. briefing followed a format of The traditional gave way to the new some Soldiers to the stage to dance. Please contact Renee Smith at 031- briefings in the morning from as a young woman dressing in a flowing Three Soldiers took the dare and 691-9527 for more information. Camp Humphreys agency white gown glided around the stage in acquitted themselves well. representatives followed by a a display of modern dance. Given the positive reaction from DRIVER’S walking tour of Anjung-ri, the local The show slipped easily into the the newcomer’s and their Korean TESTING MOVED village adjacent to the post. modern yet kept a connection to hosts at the cultural center, plans Drivers’ testing has moved to In the case of Dec. 12’s Korea’s past as Mr.Yi Seok, the are afoot to make the visit a regular building 712. Hours of operation are newcomer’s briefing though, the grandson of Korea’s last emperor gave part of the twice-monthly 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 40 or so people attending boarded a silky rendition of the Elvis Presley hit newcomer’s briefings.
  • 23. The Morning Calm WeeklyArea III 23 Dec. 22, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly501st Military Intelligence Brigade brings joy toShin-seng Children’s HomeBy No, Hyon-chu said.Area III Public Affairs Office Volunteers and their families, including CAMP HUMPHREYS — The Soldiers of 501st their children from 3rd MilitaryMilitary Intelligence Brigade held a Christmas Party Intelligence Battalion, 524th MI Battalion,for Shin-seng Children’s Home on Dec. 13 at 527th MI Battalion and 532nd MICommunity Activity Center. Battalion prepared games and dinner for Shin-seng Children’s Home, located An-seong, takes the children.care of children who have a single parent with financial “Since early morning the children havedifficulties or those without parents. been floating all day. In holiday season Chaplain (Capt.) Stanley V. Smith, 3rd Military they have fewer chances in some aspectsIntelligence Battalion, said the relationship between so this party might bring special501st Military Intelligence brigade and SCH stretches memories for them,” said SCH’sback to 1980’s. instructor Ms. Kim, ju-hui. “This party is one of annual events for them,” Smith All children shouted for joy seeing N ,H - O YON CHUnoted. “Actually, each battalion’s volunteers visit them Santa Claus’s appearance. Santa Claus, th Pfc. David C. Woofter of HOC 527 Military Intelligence Battalion and his newonce a month to take care of children.” played by Sgt. 1st Class Marcus E. Lux, friend four-year old Jung, ji-soo enjoyed the festivities at the annual Christmas More than 70 children were invited to enjoy their of 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion, Party the 501st Military intelligence Brigade held for the children and staff of theChristmas party with warm-hearted and welcoming hugged each child and passed out Shin-seng Children’s Home on Dec. 13 at Community Activity Center at CampSoldiers. Christmas gifts to each that were prepared Humphreys. Lt. Col. John McCarthy, 527th Military Intelligence by volunteers.Battalion commander shared what the event means to “I really worried that the children wouldn’t like my Military Intelligence Battalion.him and his unit.We’re happy that we can take the presents. But seeing the kids smile tonight, I feel fulfilled For the Soldiers and family volunteers’ dedicationtime to give back to our Korean neighbors, McCarthy and happy with them,” said Sgt. Ochoa Alba, 532nd and donation from their hearts, SCH’s children wouldBattalion launchesOperation Orphan Care to do for the orphans that 3-2 GSAB sponsors for theBy Spc. Takia Mitchell holidays. He came up with the idea Operation OrphanArea III Care. The Soldiers of 3 rd Battalion 2nd General Support Wilson identified each orphan at Sung Yuk by ageAviation Battalion recently completed a major holiday and gender and decided that he would appeal to theoperation when they launched “Operation Orphan Soldiers for assistance. If Soldiers could fill a gift boxCare” here. with toys and treats for the children they could help to “Operation Orphan Care” had a simple objective: make the holidays better for the kids.to give Soldiers the chance to do something special Wilson briefed his plan to the Nightmare Battalionfor the orphans of the Sung Yuk Orphanage. Soldiers and had them sign up to help. After signing On Dec. 15, the battalion achieved its objective when up, each Soldier received a box that he or she couldChaplain (Capt.) Chris Wilson delivered 48 gift boxes fill with toys for the children.to the orphanage. Operation Orphan Care was a huge success and no SPC. TAKIA MITCHELL Operation Orphan Care began a couple of months doubt there will be many smiling faces on Christmas “Santa” delivers a surprise and some holiday cheer to aago when Wilson was looking for something special day when all the gifts will be opened. youngster at the Sung Yuk Orphanage Dec. 15. Children’s choir raises voices, spirits Khaitlyn Reano, Alisha Zaruba, and Leslie Riddle are all dressed up for the annual Holiday Concert at Humphreys American Elementary School which took place before a packed audience at the Community Activities Center Monday evening.
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  • 25. Dec. 22, 2006 Page 25Area IV Kids exhibit their fine arts skillsBy Cpl. Cha Hyun-joon oriental drawing. “They expressArea IV Public Affairs themselves very colorfully and very CAMP WALKER – Holiday creatively with unique ways ofdecorations weren’t the only drawing.”ornamentation adorning the Evergreen The exhibition gave the artists anCommunity Club here last week as a opportunity to show and share theirselection of artwork from the Daegu skills. They were amazed after seeingChild and Youth Services Boys and Girls each others works on display.Clubs of America National Fine Art “It is always exciting and an honorExhibit and Contest were also on display to be able to participate in this exhibition,Dec. 11 – 16. submitting my artwork,” said Taegu The highlight of the week was the American School 8th grader Kimberlyawards ceremony Dec. 12 at the ECC Boettcher. “I am pleased with myfeaturing 159 works of art submitted in artwork and I hope people who enjoy ita variety of categories by more than 100 also feel the same way I do.”artists age 4 – 18. Participants were “Everyone did a great job.recognized with B&GCA certificates Everything was very unique andwhile winners received AAFES gift creative. One drawing I saw looked likecertificates and other prizes. In addition, it came out of a magazine,” said TASthe program included a piano recital and CPL. CHA HYUN-JOON 7th grader Mariel Keene. “It would bedance numbers featuring CYS members, Bryanna Spencer, 11, puts the finishing touch on her artwork by naming it prior to the Child and nice to win, but since there are so manyas well as a Korean folk dance by Youth Services and Boys and Girls Clubs of America Annual Fine Arts Exhibit Dec. 12 at the admirable drawings, I am notprofessional performers. Evergreen Community Club on Camp Walker. More than 100 young artists participated. concerned about it.” Winning artwork will be forwarded did a great job on the artwork displayed personality of the artist,” said judge Lee “I think the exhibit is great for thefor further competition at the Asia here,” said Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr., Il-nam, a professional artist who community because children get toregional competition in Japan. Regional Area IV Support Activity commander, specializes in Western painting. “Since show their artwork and get recognizedwinners advance to compete at the who presented opening remarks for the the artworks are by children, I judged for it,” said Jeannie Pai, Area IB Childnational level. event. “Everyone should explore the mainly on one’s ingenuity and the witty and Youth Services coordinator. “It is “Children develop themselves dreams they have when they are young. ideas and compositions used in the good that the competition is divided bythrough art,” said event coordinator Participating in such activities is very artworks. There are a lot of outstanding age group and category so moreYong Dubois, Child and Youth Service important and it will make great works among Korean students but in participants can be recognized.”Middle School and Teen program experiences.” expressing originality, American students (Editor ’s Note: Kim Jin-yeong,assistant. “The artworks are amazing.” The judges were also impressed with are much more superior.” Area IV Support Activity Public Others noted the skill-level displayed what they saw. “The artworks are very impressive Affairs Office intern from Kyungpookby the young artists. “I felt the artworks were not in the fact that it is drawn by children,” National University, contributed to “I am proud of all our children who monotonous and each work had its own said judge Hong Young-joo, an artist of this story.)Variety of activities, closures planned over holiday breakBy Cpl. Cha Hyun-joon 8 p.m., Henry’s Place, Camp Henry, 768-7868. members of enlisted personnel in the grades of E1 toArea IV Public Affairs Sunday: Children’s Christmas Party, 4 – 7 p.m., E4 is $5; Christmas Open House with table tennis, Soldier Memorial Chapel, Camp Walker, 764-5458; pool, air hockey, foosball, dart tournaments and more, CAMP HENRY – A lot will be going on over the Christmas Eve Bash, 6 p.m., Hideaway Club, 765- 1 – 6 p.m., Camp Walker CAC, 764-4123.holidays and, conversely, many entities will be closed 8574; Christmas Candlelight Service, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday: Free Water Aerobics Class, 8:30 – 9:30or operating with reduced hours during the winter Soldier Memorial Chapel, Camp Walker, 764-5458; a.m., Camp Walker Indoor Pool, 764-5217; 2006 Areabreak. Below is a listing of events, activities and Midnight Mass, 8 p.m., Soldier Memorial Chapel, IV Invitational Christmas Basketball Classic, Campoperating hours as reported to The Morning Calm Camp Walker, 764-5458. Walker Kelly Fitness Center (Dec. 26 – 29), gamesWeekly. Residents are encouraged to call in advance Monday: Christmas Day Mass, 10 a.m., Soldier start at 1 p.m., 764-4800.to confirm operating hours. Memorial Chapel, 764-5458; Camp Henry Dining Wednesday: Country & Western Night, 6 – 11 Today: Customer Appreciation Night serving free Facility hours are 8 – 9:30 a.m. (breakfast), 11 a.m. – p.m., Hideaway Club, Camp Carroll, 765-8574.snacks, 6 – 7 p.m., Hideaway Club, Camp Carroll, 2 p.m. (lunch), and 4 – 5:30 p.m. (dinner) and the Dec. 29: Sleigh-Riding (Daegu), 10 a.m., Camp765-8574. days following will have holiday hours which are 9:30 Walker School Age Services, 764-5298; Customer Saturday: Daegu City Tour, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Camp a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (brunch) and 4 – 5:30 p.m. (dinner). Appreciation Night with free snacks, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.,Walker CAC, 764-4123; Woo-Bang Amusement Park The dining facility hours for Camp Carroll on Monday Hilltop Club, Camp Walker, 764-4985; Lock-in, 8 p.m.Tour, 9 a.m., Camp Carroll CAC, 765-7484; Jingle are 7:30 – 9 a.m. (breakfast), 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – 7 a.m., in Bldg. 252 on Camp Walker, Camp WalkerBell 5K Fun Run/Walk, registration starts at 9 a.m. (lunch), and 4 – 5:30 p.m. (dinner); Camp Walker’s CYS (Dec. 29 – 30), 764-5721.and the race at 10 a.m., Crown Jewel Fitness Center, dining facility will be closed during the Christmas Dec. 30: Hiking Trip to Mount Hwa-Wang, 8 a.m.Camp Carroll, 765-8287; Holiday Racquetball holiday, while Camp Henry’s dining facility will be – 3 p.m., Camp Walker CAC, 764-4123; Holiday MixedTournament, 10 a.m., Crown Jewel Fitness Center, closed during New Year’s. Holiday meals will be served Double Scotch Bowling, 1 p.m., Camp Walker Bowling765-8287; Photo with Santa, noon – 1 p.m., Main 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Henry’s Grill Dining Facility on Center, 764-4334; Recreational 8-ball Tournament, 2Exchange on Camp Walker, 764-4638; Holiday Bowling Camp Henry, and 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the dining p.m., Camp Carroll CAC, 765-7484.Special, $1.50 per game including shoes, 2 – 10 p.m., facility on Camp Carroll. All personnel authorized Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration, 7 p.m. –Camp Carroll Bowling Center (Dec. 23 – 25), 765- access to Area IV dining facilities, including 3 a.m., Hideaway Club, Camp Carroll, 765-8574;8409; Paintball Championship, 2 p.m., Camp Carroll Department of Defense civilians, Korean employees New Year’s Eve Celebration, 8 p.m., Hilltop Club,CAC, 765-7484; King and Queen of the Hill Bowling and retired military personnel, are allowed to bring Camp Walker, 764-4985; Gospel Worship Service,Tournament, $12, 4 p.m., Camp Carroll Bowling guests. The meal cost for them, officers and enlisted 9 p.m., Soldier Memorial Chapel, Camp Walker,Center, 765-8409; Better Opportunities for Single/ Soldiers without meal cards, as well as their guests, is 764-5458.Unaccompanied Soldiers Program: Old School Bash, $5.90. The discounted rate for spouses and family See Schedule on Page 28
  • 26. Dec. 22, 200626 http://ima.korea.army.mil/areaiv/sites/local/ Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly DES Relocation Directorate of Emergency Services Ration Control, Pass and ID, and Vehicle Registration Sections have consolidated at the Old Camp Henry Lodge, Bldg. #712. The move was scheduled to be concluded today. For information, call Wayne Haymes, Area IV access control chief, at 768- 7387, or, Robert Nelson, DES operations officer at 768-6882. CYS Lock-In All members of Child and Youth Services are invited to participate in an overnight Sponsorship Club Lock- In 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. Dec. 29 – 30 in Bldg. 252 on Camp Walker. Activities, games, prizes and food will be available. Cost is $10. Sign-up deadline is Wednesday. For more information, call Mark Burton PHOTOS BY PVT. SUK KYUNG-CHUL at 764-5721/5722. More than 1,200 people attended the Camp Carroll Children’s Christmas Party, featuring food, entertainment and assorted children’s activities. New Year’s Run/Walk Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10033 and the Camp Walker Sports Office Carroll Christmas lures crush of kids will host a New Year’s 5-Kilometer Fun By Pvt. Suk Kyung-chul had Soldiers from the 501st Run/2-Mile Walk 9 a.m. Jan. 1 at the 19th ESC Public Affairs Sustainment Brigade, 6th Ordinance Kelly Fitness Center on Camp Walker. Battalion and 16th Medical Logistics CAMP CARROLL – It was party Registration is 8 – 8:45 a.m. Awards time as an estimated 1,200 revelers, Battalion helping out, so it was really a will be presented for first and second combined effort.” including about 750 kids, crammed place in each category. Categories will “Last year, we had around 1,700 into Camp Carroll’s Crown Jewel include men’s and women’s divisions people at the party. This year we by age. Special awards will be given Fitness Center for the Installation’s annual Christmas Party for Children have about 750 children and 500 to the youngest and oldest finishers. adults,” said Glenn Groome, Camp For information, call Patrick Noble at Dec. 16. A wide variety of activities and Carroll Community Activity Center 768-8238. diversions were on hand including manager. “With so many people face-painting, clowns, costumed participating, this is really a great Volunteer Tutors Taegu American School is in need of characters, arts and crafts, and way to say thanks to all our volunteers who can tutor math 8 – 9:30 games. employees. It is also great for some a.m. and math and science 2:30 – 4 On a stage located at the front of of the younger Soldiers here because p.m. daily. Volunteers will be involved the gym, Santa Claus greeted children Kwangde the masked clown creates balloon they can meet local children and keep with the Advancement Via Individual who lined up in long queues to meet animals and other objects for attendees at the them company.” Determination, or AVID, program. For him. After everyone had the Camp Carroll Children’s Christmas Party, All the kids who attended the event more information, contact D.H. Kelley, opportunity to meet Santa, a magician Saturday at the Crown Jewel Fitness Center. received a special goodie bag, Child and Youth Services school entertained the crowd. Defense Artillery, as he served hot containing sweets, toys and school liaison officer, at 764-5720. The entertainment also featured dogs to the crowd. “I wanted to help supplies. students from Lee Mi Sun Dance people out, so I thought this would be “This is my first time on an army RSO Visits School who performed for the a good way to do it.” base, and it’s really fun here. I want to Starting Jan. 16, Jack Terwiel, tell my friends all about it” said Kim captivated audience. “This event is usually organized by Installation Management Command- Soo-jin, 12, about the party. “I decided to volunteer because I Materiel Support Center – Korea, but Korea retirement services officer, will thought it’s better than sitting around we had a lot of units all over Area IV “It’s loud, but I felt great.” shouted begin making monthly visits to Camp doing nothing,” said Pfc. Neal Wiser, involved this time,” said Col. Campbell Kim Dong-min, 11. “I will definitely Henry to assist Area IV retirees and widows/widowers with retirement Delta Battery, 2nd Battalion, 1st Air D. Allison, MSC-K commander. “We come back for more next time.” related issues on the third Tuesday of each month. He will be at the Camp Henry Education Center, Bldg. 1840, 19th ESC spends time with underprivileged kids Room 106, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. To By Sgt. 1st Class Pam Voss staff. “Most of the children live with their Although the children outnumbered make an appointment in advance, 19th ESC Public Affairs grandparents and usually aren’t afforded the Soldiers and their family members, contact him at 017-477-1441 or DAEGU – Excitement energized the the opportunity to participate in such there was still plenty of one-on-one rso@korea.army.mil. Although it is preferred for personnel to make cafeteria at Medi Park Hospital Dec. 7 events.” interaction. appointments, walk-ins will be as more than 20 Soldiers and family “It was interesting and refreshing “It was wonderful and the first time accepted on a space available basis. members from the 19th Sustainment being with the kids because they were I got to speak to Americans,” Kang Su- Command (Expeditionary) joined 35 so grateful and you could see that,” said jin, 14. Training Offered children from the Daegu area for a Pfc. Ebony McCall, Headquarters and Staff Sgt. Jennifer Williams, The Civilian Personnel Advisory Korean American Partnership Headquarters Company, 19th ESC. American Forces Network – Daegu Center is offering to assist Association event. 19th ESC and KAPA are working Detachment, sat next to Kang and said commanders and directors with their The event included dinner at the together to build an ongoing exchange she thoroughly enjoyed the experience. training needs. The training areas hospital and then entertainment at the program in which Soldiers and children “She spoke English very well. I could include: leadership, communication, Daegu Opera House – a performance can both benefit. tell she was excited, because she motivation, counseling skills, conflict of “Jump,” a high-energy, comedic “Anytime you participate in couldn’t stop smiling. Then it made me management, group development, martial arts and theatrical act. community service it is awesome, but smile and I couldn’t stop either.” new employee benefits, entitlements, “This is a pilot-opportunity for when you see these kids just shine from Editor’s note: For more information problem solving and decision making, underprivileged children in the Daegu the experience it becomes something on this program and future and more. For information, call area to meet and interact with us,” said more,” said Spc. Keith Walton, 169th opportunities please contact No Won- Audwin Lindsay at 768-6639/6629. Col. William Rigby, 19th ESC chief of Signal Company. hyon at 768-7477.
  • 27. Area IVThe Morning Calm Weekly 27 Dec. 22, 2006 http://ima.korea.army.mil/areaiv/sites/local/Special meal brightens holidays at St. Bundo HouseBy Steven Hoover I can feel their compassion and effort toArea IV Public Affairs help us. I want to say thank you to them WAEGWAN – In what has now again and again to show our gratitude forbecome tradition –having done it for at their sincere help.”least the tenth time in recent memory – According to Col. Campbell D. Allison,Soldiers, civilians and family members of MSC-K commander, it is his folks whoU.S. Army Material Support Center-Korea get the most out of the relationship.provided a Western-style meal to the “MSC-K employees, both localelderly residents of St. Bundo House, national and civilian, and Soldiers continueTuesday, here. to ensure that we are good neighbors to MSC-K employees prepare and serve our friends in the Waegwan community,”the meal at St. Benedict’s Village, which he said. “We have a special place in ourAmericans refer to as the St. Bundo hearts for the Bundo Nursing Home andHouse, several times a year. In the past its residents and we are the ones who arethey have served traditional Thanksgiving honored to share a meal with them duringdinner and typical American foods such this festive time of the year.” STEVEN HOOVERas meatloaf. Last year they served MSC-K’s primary missions includeenchiladas and Spanish rice. Una McClenning, an information technology specialist with the Area IV Information providing direct support and general On the menu this year was a traditional Technology Support Center at Camp Walker and originally from Waegwan, pours drinks support maintenance and supply supportBritish dish, shepherd’s pie. The dish for the residents of St. Benedict’s Village Tuesday during U.S. Army Material Support to the 8th United States Army and otherconsists of mashed potatoes, vegetables Center-Korea’s visit. McClenning’s husband, Brian, is the MSC-K deputy commander. services, as well as maintenance andand minced ground beef all cooked For desert, tangerines, Korean rice cake from what they normally eat,” he said. supply support on select Army Pre-together. It’s a favorite dish of cooks who and cookies were provided. “These people were young adults during positioned Stocks - 4 stocks, from theare planning to feed large groups of people. The meals are coordinated with Father the Korean War, and they truly appreciate Busan Storage Facility in the south to the “(When we visit) we want to serve Aloisius Seuferling, a Catholic priest of what Americans have done for their Forward Area Support Team at Campthem Western-style food rather than the Benedictine Abbey of Waegwan, who freedom. They remember.” Casey in the north. Other noteworthysomething that they eat every day,” said has been with St. Bundo House since 1992. Choi Myeong-hwa, an 87-year-old missions are the theater’s single Army OilKim Brown, the MSC-K Command Group He is also the U.S. Army contract Catholic resident of St. Bundo House, said, “We Analysis Lab and Theater Forwardsupport services specialist and Good priest and a spiritual leader for Camps deeply appreciate their visit to us today Logistics Division located at CampNeighbor Program coordinator. Walker and Carroll who is going on 28 and I really enjoyed the food that they Humphreys.“Shepherd’s pie has everything and it’s years of service in the Republic of Korea. brought. All Americans who come here (Editor’s Note: Kim Jin-yeong, Areasimple to serve all the good nutrition at “The residents really appreciate the fact are so kind and warm-hearted that we all IV Support Activity Public Affairs Officeone time. It is also easy for the residents that these folks take the time to come here feel happy whenever we meet them. Even intern from Kyungpook Nationalto chew and digest.” and provide a meal that is very different if I can’t understand what they are saying, University, contributed to this story.)
  • 28. Dec. 22, 200628 http://ima.korea.army.mil/areaiv/sites/local/ Area IV The Morning Calm WeeklySchedule from Page 25 Post Office, 2nd Lt. Jay M. Chung, 764-4162. will be closed Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Post Exchange will have a Special Coupon The Post Exchange on Camp Carroll will be Jan. 1: New Years 5K Fun Run/2-Mile Walk, Day today and an Early Bird Sale Saturday from open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 31, andregistration is 8:15 – 8:45 a.m., run begins 9 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. On Sunday operating hours are will be closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.a.m., Kelly Fitness Center, Camp Walker, 768- 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The PX will be closed Monday. The Shoppette on Camp Carroll will be open8238; New Year’s Day Mass, 10 a.m., Soldier There will be a Stock-Up Sale Tuesday and Toy 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday,Memorial Chapel, Camp Walker, 764-5458. Specials on Thursday. On New Year ’s Day 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Dec. 31, and 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Jan. 3: Open Night Talent Show, 7 p.m., operating hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Regular Jan. 1.Hideaway Club, Camp Carroll, 765-8574 hours, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., commence Jan. 2. For The American Eatery on Camp Carroll will be Jan. 5: Busan Aquarium Trip, 8 a.m., Camp information, call the PX at 764-4638. closed on New Year’s Day.Walker SAS, 764-5298. The Commissary on Camp Walker will be Popeye’s Chicken on Camp Carroll will be Jan. 6: Osan Shopping Trip, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. open 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 31,Camp Carroll CAC, 765-7484; Nine Pin Nine The Evergreen Club will be closed on New and closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.Ga me Bowling To u r n amen t, 1 p . m. , C am p Year’s Day. Subway on Camp Carroll will be open 10:30Walker Bowling Center, 764-4334. The Four Seasons Store on Camp Walker will a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Jan. 11: Bowling League Meeting and Kick- be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday and will be Monday and 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Dec. 31 andOff, 6 p.m., Camp Walker Bowling Center, 764- closed Christmas and New Year’s Day. will be closed New Year’s Day.4334. The Class Six/Shopette on Camp Walker will Burger King on Camp Carroll will be open 6:30 Jan. 13: BOSS Overnight Ski Trip to Muju be open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, butSki Resort (Jan. 13 – 15), departing at 7 a.m., Monday, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Dec. 31, and 9 a.m. – will be closed Christmas.764-4426; Be-sul Mountain Tour, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 7 p.m. New Year’s Day. Pizza Hut and Baskin Robbins on Camp CarrollCamp Carroll CAC, 765-7484. The Burger King on Camp Walker will be open will be open 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15: BOSS Martin Luther King holiday one- 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday and Dec. 31, 11 Monday, and Dec. 31, but closed on New Year’sday Ski Trip to Muju Ski Resort, departing at 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday, and closed on New Year’s Day.a.m., 764-4426; Two-for-One Steak Night, 5:30 Day. The Barber Shop on Camp Carroll will be open– 8:30 p.m., Henry’s Place, 768-7868. Taco Bell, Anthony’s Pizza, and Subway on 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 31, but will be The Camp Henry and Camp Carroll Camp Walker will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on closed Christmas and New Years Day.Consolidated Mail Rooms will be open noon – 5 Sunday and Dec. 31, but will be closed on The Base Exchange, Food Court and Barberp.m. Saturday and 5 – 10 p.m. Sunday for Christmas and New Year’s Day. Shop at K-2 Air Base will be closed Christmas“Operation Santa Claus.” The Auto Garage, Filling Station and the Barber and New Year’s Day. The Camp Walker Post Office will be open 10 S h o p o n C a m p Wa l k e r w i l l b e c l o s e d o n The Pusan Storage Facility and Pier 8 Snacka.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday and will be closed Sunday. Christmas and New Year’s Day. Bars will be closed Sunday – Monday and Dec.The mailroom will be on regular operating hours The Shoppette, the American Eatery, Robin Hood 31 – Jan. 1.all other days. and Anthony’s Pizza on Camp Henry will be closed The Field PX and Barber Shop in Pohang will For information regarding the Camp Henry Mail Sunday, Christmas and New Year’s Day. be closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.Room, call Kevin Jones at 768-7453 or Staff Sgt. Henry’s Place will be closed Christmas. The Base Exchange and Barber Shop at ChinhaeFikisha Maree at 768-8931; Camp Carroll Mail The Shoppette on Camp George will be open Naval Station will be closed Christmas and NewRoom, Sgt. Mickey Irby at 765-7187; Camp Walker 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday and Dec. 31, and Year’s Day.
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  • 30. Dec. 22, 200630 http://ima.korea.army.mil/morningcalmweekly Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily Week The Phrase of the Week : “Where is the closest beach?” Gajang gakkaun haebyoni Odimnikka? the closest beach is Vocabulary beach ‘haebyun’ hotel ‘hotel’ train ‘geecha’ Week Situation of the Week : Traveling How can I get there? Gogie ottoke kanungae jossumnikka? Is there a train that goes Gogie kanun gichaga issumnikka? there? How long does it take to get Kogikkaji olmana kollimnikka? there? How much is the charge? Yogumun olmamnikka? : Is there a hotel nearby? Guenchoe hotelee issumnikka? Camp Coiner Should I make a reservation Yeyakheya hamnikka? for a hotel? Gate 20 Visitor Center to close Korean Expression of the Week Week Jan. 2-Feb. 16 As though cutting Dubu jjareudeutyi bean cake (see Page 3 for the English version) It’s a piece of cake.
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