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  • 1. Volume 5, Issue 14 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA Jan. 26, 2007 The Morning Calm Dallas Cowboy Sergeant’s Time Weekly is Cheerleaders visit gets urban Area I makeover in Seoul Page 16 Page 18 nline Visit Casey’sDTAC to open Hoop Dreams See Basketball Page 26 Basketball,Camp Casey Legal Assistance OfficeSpecial to The Morning Calm Weekly CAMP CASEY, KOREA – The 2nd Infantry Division taxassistance center will hold its grand opening celebration andribbon cutting Jan. 31, at Maude Hall at 1 p.m. “The tax center is a mainstay of the services offered bythe legal assistance division,” said Lt. Col. Walter Hudson,2ID staff judge advocate. “This year we have developed three new initiatives thatwill make the tax center even more client-friendly.” One of the new initiatives is a computer bank in the maintax center, which will be loaded with the most current versionof TaxWise software. Clients who are interested in preparingtheir own taxes may come to the tax center and prepare theirtaxes themselves without having to purchase the expensivesoftware on their own. There will be a tax center preparer on hand to answer anyquestions from Soldiers preparing their own taxes at thecomputer bank. The second initiative this year is the mobiletax assistance center. The MTAC will operate from March 6 to April 25 at CampRed Cloud and at Camp Stanley once a week to assist Soldierswith tax return preparation. See DTAC Page 4 DTAC,Soldiers/man’s best friend winArmy-wide competition BRANDON MORENO Command Sgt. Maj. Barry Wheeler, United Nations CommandCombined Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea command sergeantmajor and 8th U.S. Army, presented Soldiers from the 14th MilitaryPolice Detachment, Yongsan, Korea, for their involvement in the Armywide Military Working dog handler competition, Jan. 19, 2006.The GALEN PUTNAMSoldiers awarded were Staff Sgt. John Mclean, the noncommissioned Natoshia Williams of the Area IV “Lady Jewels” with five seconds remaining to give Area IV a 35-34officer in charge for the kennels at Camp Carroll, 8th Army Korea, Sgt. grabs a lose ball against Area I during the opening victory. Area III took the championship with a 66-42Christopher Jasper, a patrol explosive device dog handler for 8th Army, game of the 8th Army Women’s Basketball win over Area II. See Page 26 for additionalPfc. Timothy Conley a primary narcotics detection dog handler. Both Tournament Saturday. Williams sank a free throw coverage.kennels combined placed 1st in “Best Kennel” in the Army.
  • 2. 2 Jan. 26, 2007 Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MPBlotter The following entries were excerpted from the Alcohol abuse gets mainstream attentionmilitary police blotters. These entries may beincomplete and do not imply the guilt or innocenceof any person. Area 1 - Wrongful Use of a Controlled Substance(Marijuana), Subject 1 admitted Subject 1 and an Are you people enrolled in ASAP are diagnosed as alcoholics. Alcoholism, or alcohol associate heavy drinking with a macho persona or with belonging to a certainunknown female used Marijuana. At 4:50 p. m., group. abusing the dependency is a specific medicalJan. 17, Subject 1 was advised of Subject 1 legal condition that requires certain They enjoy the company of otherrights, which Subject 1 waived, verbally admitting measures of time and effective irresponsible drinkers but getto the offense. Subject 1 was processed andreleased to Subject 1 unit. The investigation nation’s top treatment. The majority of people enrolled in uncomfortable around the clean and sober crowd. drug?continues by MPI. They minimize the consequences of the Army program here more properly Area 2 fall into the nonmedical categories of their drinking and hide behind the - Shoplifting, Subject 1 and Subject 2 were By Daniel Silvia irresponsible drinkers or problem comfortable myth that what they doobserved via CCTV removing two digital cameras Special to The Morning CalmWeekly drinkers. here in Korea really doesn’t count. Theand a pair of blue jeans at the PX. Subject 1 and Irresponsible drinkers use the problem drinker, on the other hand, hasSubject 2 proceeded to the dressing room wherethey concealed the items in a backpack and left the “I am not an alcoholic.” This mind and mood altering drug without learned one important lesson aboutPX without rendering proper payment. Subject 1 statement seems to be almost a regard to either its effects or its alcohol. Alcohol solves problems.and Subject 2 were detained and escorted to the required part of the dialogue aftereffects. To them the legal More specifically, it temporarilyAAFES Security Office where they surrendered between any Soldier and his Army drinking age is a maximum not a erases the unpleasant feelings causedthe stolen items. Subject 1 and Subject 2 were Substance Abuse Program alcohol minimum age for their first drunk. by problems.transported to the Yongsan PMO where they were rehabilitation counselor. It is usually They drink with little or no thought Of course this is nothing new.advised of their legal rights in the presence of their spoken by the Soldier at the time for how drunkenness may damage Distilled spirits have been around atsponsors, which Subject 1 invoked, and Subject 2 of his evaluation at the local ASAP or destroy their military careers, their least 5,000 years. Alcohol was, is andwaived, rendering a written sworn statement clinic or during one of the families, friends and finances or evenadmitting to the offense. Subject 1 and Subject 2 counseling sessions. Of course, their physical and emotional health.were processed and released to their sponsors. the individual making this These drinkers are often proud ofECOL is $586.95. This is a final report. declaration is usually right. Few their ability to drink. Many of them See Alcohol Page 4 Alcohol, Area 3 - Shoplifting, Subject 1 took three PSP videogames, placed them in Subject 1 jacket andattempted to leave the Post Exchange without Military Channel wants servicemembers’ storiesrendering payment. At 10:28, Jan. 14, Subject 1reported to the Camp Humphreys PMO whereSubject 1 was advised of Subject 1 legal rights,which Subject 1 waived, rendering a written swornstatement neither admitting to nor denying to the By Gerry J. Gilmore Videos, care of Discovery Productions, 8045 Kennett Street,offenses and released to Subject 1 unit. ECOL is American Forces Press Service Silver Spring, Md. 20910.$110. The investigation continues by MPI. WASHINGTON — The Military Channel is asking All submitted video will be screened for appropriate content, Area 5 servicemembers across the armed forces to submit Bondurant noted. -Insubordinate Conduct to a Noncommissioned videotaped stories about their service in the global The initiative seeks to illustrate personal stories of militaryOfficer, Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, Provoking war on terrorism for broadcast on television, company service during wartime, Military Channel spokesman and formerSpeeches and Gestures, Subject 1 was involved in officials said. Soldier Pat Lafferty told the Pentagon Channel in a recenta verbal altercation with an unknown person at the “We want to give a voice to the troops to allow interview. Most evening news programming on the militaryRoadhouse, Songtan Entertainment District. them to tell their stories,” Jill Bondurant, Military these days shies away from the personal and focuses on “big SF instructed Subject 1 and the unknown Channel publicist, said during an interview with picture” events, he said.person to return to base, and they complied. American Forces Press Service Friday. “There’s only so much that the ‘normal media’ can get outSubject 1 was later observed by SF adjacent to the The Military Channel plans to use servicemember- as far as the stories (and) what’s going on,” Lafferty said. “And,Roadhouse. SF made contact with Subject 1, and submitted video for broadcast during nightly one-hour oftentimes, that really isn’t the story about individualSubject 1 used racial slurs toward SF. Subject 1 blocks of programming starting in early February, servicemembers and what they’re doing on a day-to-day basis.”was apprehended and transported to the SFCC Bondurant said. The dates and times haven’t been A component of Discovery Communications, the Silverwhere Subject 1 was not administered a PBT and specified yet, she said. Spring, Md.,-based Military Channel was the first televisionnot advised of Subject 1’s legal rights due to Video can be in digital or taped format, Bondurant media outlet to partner with America Supports You, aSubject 1’s suspected level of intoxication. Subject said, and can be submitted via the following methods: Department of Defense program connecting public and1 was released to Subject 1’s unit. The Online at; via e-mail at corporate support for the troops to servicemembers and theirinvestigation Continues.; or mail to Military families. 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 Director/Publisher Brig. Gen. Al Aycock with the U.S. Government, under any other non-merit factor of the Morning Calm Weekly are not necessarily Public Affairs Officer John A. Nowell exclusive written contract with purchaser, user or patron. If a official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. the Contracting Command- Editors Sue Silpasornprasit 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. Andre Butler 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 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. Dumoulin Jr. Fax: 02-793-5701 Everything advertised in this E-mail: Phone: DSN 738-3355 Public Affairs Officer Steve Davis Public Affairs Officer Kevin Jackson publication shall be made Mail address: Oriental Press, Fax: DSN 738-3356 CI Officer David McNally CI Officer Galen Putnam Staff Writer Cpl. Lee Yang-won available for purchase, use or PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly patronage without regard to race, 96206-0758 religion, gender, national origin, Sustain, Support and Defend
  • 3. The Morning Calm Weekly News Jan. 26, 2007 3 “Systems Go” Airmen perform Quotas for Logistics STAMIS Training are Now Being Requested checks on tactical The 19th Sustainment Command equipment Amanda Wilson (left) and Airman(Expeditionary), Support Operations, 1st Class Aaron Cysensky, performLogistic Training Team (LTT) located a functional check on a tacticalon Camp Henry, Daegu, (bldg. 1701) is satellite communications relaynow requesting STAMIS training Monday. Sgt. Wilson, a satelliterequirements for the next 6 months. If communications crew chief, and heryou or someone in your unit needs five man group deploy tacticalSTAMIS training, you should contact communications gear for what theyyour unit’s training coordinator whose call “Day 0 communications,” a reference to war-timesuspense is Feb. 20. The LTT provides communications need. In the eventtraining in its classrooms located at a base’s communications areCamp Casey (bldg. S-875), Camp rendered useless, systems such asHumphreys (bldg. 713 3rd floor), and these are used to continue to theCamp Henry (bldg. 1685 and 1701). fight. Both Airmen are assigned toInformation on course types, the 607th Combatprerequisites, location and training Communications Squadron, baseddates can be obtained from the 19th at Camp Humphreys. SENIOR AIRMAN DARNELL CANNADY FVAP seeks entries forESC, LTT Website at Baby Highchair Recalled by Voting Slogan Contest Manufacturer The U.S. Consumer Product SafetyCommission, in cooperation withGraco® announced a voluntary recallto repair Graco® Contempo™ Federal Voting Assistance Program motivational value. number and e-mail address so that FVAPHighchairs. The highchair can collapse Special to The Morning Calm Weekly This winning slogan will be featured may contact the winners.if it is not fully opened and locked into The 2008 primary and general in the FVAP’s 2008 information Send entries via one of the followingplace from the storage position prior elections promise to be very exciting, campaign, which focuses on increasing methods:to use. The recalled highchairs have and the Federal Voting Assistance voter awareness among U.S. citizens E-mail:model numbers that begin with 3800, Program needs a slogan to inspire worldwide and encouraging them to Text only, one3803, 3804, 3805, 3810 and 3811 followed interest and participation. participate. In addition, slogans will be slogan per email with contactby a three letter fashion code. Model The Voting Slogan Contest is a posted on the FVAP Website at information on each email. Enter “Votingnumbers included in the recall include: biennial contest sponsored by the in the 2008-2009 Voting Slogan Contest” on Subject line. Due to3800COU, 3800DRB, 3800FMT, Federal Voting Assistance Program in Assistance Guide, on motivational security concerns, email messages with3800GGG, 3800GRM, 3800HEM, its efforts to promote interest in posters, audiovisual materials and in attachments are subject to deletion.3800JEN, 3800LEG, 3800MNS, other FVAP publications and manuals. Fax: elections among citizens covered under3800OWD, 3800SND, 3800TFE, The contest winner and runners-up (703) 696-1352 or DSN 426-1352. the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens3800RIT, 3803HRL, 3804CNR, Absentee Voting Act — members of the will not only feel the satisfaction of Visit the FVAP Website for toll-free fax3805BDA, 3810PEW, 3810PST and Uniformed Services, the Merchant knowing that their slogan is helping numbers from 51 countries. Submit3811PST. For more information, contact Marine, their families, and all U.S. improve voter awareness, but they will separate page for each slogan withGraco toll-free at (877) 445-1312 anytimeor go to the firm’s Web site at citizens residing outside the United also be given a certificate of recognition contact information on each page. States. for their contribution to this important cover sheet is necessary. It is very easy to participate. Just endeavor. Mail: USO Information create a simple slogan (or slogans) that There is no limit to the number of Federal Voting Assistance Program Birthday Steak surprise expresses, in your own words, the entries an individual may submit, but all Department of Defense If you celebrate your birthday in importance of voting or something that slogans must be submitted separately Attn.: Voting Slogan ContestJanuary, stop by the Camp Kim USO may inspire someone to vote, and (only one slogan per entry). 1155 Defense Pentagonand have a free steak lunch, cake and submit it to the FVAP. The deadline for submission is April Washington DC 20301-1155USO gift bag, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 Upon completion of the contest in 9, 2007. If submitting by mail, type or printp.m. All submissions must include full (legibly) on regular 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper April, a panel of independent judges will Grand Re-opening of the USO one slogan per page with contact review slogan submissions and choose name, Service if military, mailingMoyer Community Activity Center the winning slogan on its originality and address, daytime telephone number, fax information on each page. Stop by the USO MoyerCommunity Activity Center andcelebrate the grand re-opening Feb. 2 Peninsula-wide Tax Centers open for 2007 seasonfrom 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Newly renovated Area I Activities Center (bus terminal), room 113 with CPAC and the Legal Assistance Office)with a lounge area, free coffee and OIC: Capt. Stacy Cohen Phone: 725-1040 Phone: 768-6680snacks, free food and giveaways will Camp Casey at Maude Hall, Bldg 2440, Suite Opens: Jan. 31 – May 10 (opens at 4 p.m. Open: Jan. 31- June 15mark the celebration. 241 after ceremony) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m. Phone: 730-3598 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday – 6:30 p.m.; Thursday 1- 5:30 p.m.; USO’s 66th Birthday Celebration Opens: Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday from 1-6 Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Closed Sundays, The celebration will be held at the Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. - p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Closed holidays and training holidaysCamp Kim USO and Moyer Community 5p.m.; Thursday 1 - 8 p.m.; Sundays and holidays and training holidaysActivity Center Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Closed Sundays, Camp Carroll at Bldg T-125 Mondays and holidays and training holidays Area III Phone: 765-7136p.m. Join the USO as they celebrate OIC: Capt. Brian Tomasovic Open: Jan. 31 – June 15their 66th birthday. There will be free Camp Red Cloud mobile tax center Camp Humphreys at Bldg S-262 (across Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 a.m.cake and food. Location: Freeman Hall from CAC, next to Red Cross) – 4:30 p.m.; Thursday 1- 4:30 p.m.; Closed Servicemember Appreciation Day Opens: March 1 Phone: 753-3905/3904 Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and training holidays Tuesdays only 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Open: Jan. 25 – May 20 If you are active duty Soldier, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 Osan Air BaseAirman, Marine, Sailor, Coast Guard, Camp Stanley mobile tax center a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday by appointment POC:Tech Sgt. Boycestop by the Camp Kim USO and USO Location: Bldg 2305 only; Saturday 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Bldg 788, Rm 26at Moyer Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and Opens: March 1 Closed Sundays, holidays and training Call 784-8935 for more information Wednesdays only 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. holidaysbe honored by the USO for doing what Kunsan Air Baseyou do. There will be free giveaways Area II Area IV Bldg 755, 3rd Floorand food. For more information, call OIC: Capt. Denise O’Connell OIC: Capt. Eric Christeson Appointment onlythe USO, 724-7781. Yongsan Main Post at Moyer Community Camp Henry at Bldg 1805 (building shared Call 782-1250
  • 4. Jan. 26, 20074 The Morning Calm WeeklyDTACDTAC from Page 1 The CRC’s MTAC will be open “Not only do we get to help the 2IDTuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the community with their taxes, butlegal assistance office in Freeman Hall. hopefully we can even get them a niceThe Camp Stanley MTAC will be open refund as well.” The division taxWednesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in assistance center is a service offered byBuilding 2305, the Camp Stanley Legal the Camp Casey’s legal center.Center building, which is located at the The Camp Casey’s legal centertop of the hill behind the PX. provides legal services to service The third initiative is a basic tax members, dependants and retirees andpreparation class that will be held every certain contractors of the 2ID located1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from in Korea. The Casey legal center is open10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sgt. James Flint, DTAC’s Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. fornoncommissioned officer in charge, will appointments only and is open for walk-lead the instruction on basic tax in legal services on Thursday from 1preparation, including walking p.m. to 4 p.m. Powers of attorney andparticipants through how to fill out tax notarizations are offered on a walk-informs and file taxes in paper and online. basis during office hours. The center Participants will gain a general is closed every day between 11:30 a.m.understanding of what is considered and 1 p.m. for lunch.income, the differences between Anyone eligible for legal assistancestandard and itemized deductions and services may schedule an appointmentother key tools necessary to ensure at the Casey legal center by calling DSNaccurate tax filing. 730-3660. For more information about The class size is limited to six people, the DTAC, call DSN 730-3598.and you must call the tax center at 730- The DTAC will open for business3598 to make a reservation. Feb. 1. The hours for the main DTAC, “The Soldiers at the tax center have located at Camp Casey are Tuesday,the best jobs in the Army,” said Cpt. Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. toStacey Guthartz Cohen, DTAC’s 5 p.m.; Thursday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.;officer in charge. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Alcohol from Page 2will always be a wonderful anesthetic. addiction. Many of them will, at a dateBecoming “under the influence of and time chosen by alcohol, cross overalcohol” is psychologically the process into that territory we call Alcoholism.of having your conscience put to sleep. The consequences of this “crossing A Soldier who is getting bad news over” can, of course, be delayed.from home, feeling lonely, experiencing Well-meaning family members orpersonal problems, stressed out or friend drinking buddies — apathetic ordepressed can often find great relief in distracted supervisors, can tolerate oralcohol. Sure it doesn’t fix the problem even choose to ignore many of the earlyjust as pain killers don’t fix the source problems - - the broken promises, theof a toothache. booze breath, the hangovers, the lies, But they can become very important the sneaking of drinks, the morning afterwhen a dentist isn’t handy or when a apologies and so on.person wants to put off that trip to the As you read this article, there aredentist’s chair. thousands of patients in VA medical Alcohol can become the fix for centers across the United States whosesadness, fear, anxiety, loneliness, ultimate reward for 20 to 30 years ofshyness or anger. It may not take you military service is to spend the rest ofwhere you really want to go, but it is their days as permanent party on lockedguaranteed to get you out of emotional psychiatric wards with organic brainand mental state you were in before that damage, cirrhosis of the liver or otherfirst sip. alcohol-related illnesses. As one alcoholic in rehab famously A referral to the local ASAP clinic canput it, “my problem was never getting offer the irresponsible drinker or thedrunk, it was not figuring out how to problem drinker a wake up call. It’s astay drunk [24 hours a day, 7 days a chance to change the attitudes andweek].” behavior that permit the slow rot of a So why do these Soldiers, the human being that we call alcoholism.irresponsible drinkers and the problem It’s a chance to find solutions todrinkers, end up in a rehabilitation problems and enjoyment of life withoutprogram if they aren’t “real” alcoholics? looking for it in a bottle. Alcohol is an addicting drug. The Of course, not everyone is ready toearly rewards of pleasure and relief are listen or to learn. Being put in an alcoholeventually replaced with loss of control rehabilitation program is usuallyand damage to physical, emotional, embarrassing. It’s easy to respond withpsychological and spiritual well being. anger and denial. The process may take many years, But for some Soldiers, it will makeor it could be a few months. It may be the difference between a life worth livingobvious to everyone or hidden. Soldiers and permanent party status on the backwho use intoxication as a primary ward of a VA hospital.recreation or as a means to experience For more information, contact thepleasure or relief are at high risk of Camp Casey Alcohol and Drug Controldeveloping a medically diagnosable Office.
  • 5. Jan. 26, 2007 Page 5 JIM CUNNINGHAMCol. Forrest Newton, Area I garrison commander, gives the introduction to Area I Soldiers and civilian employees during New Horizons Day Jan. 9.New Horizons Day: All about choicesBy Jim Cunningham transporting Soldiers and their driving Republic of Korea and the United rumor was that coming to Korea wasArea I Public Affairs experience. States.” like going to the Wild West, that a Soldier CAMP RED CLOUD—Soldiers “Who assigned a 45 pack bus to a The actions of all Americans working could do whatever he wanted. “I’vereceived a day of classroom style Pfc?” Newton asked. “Putting a Pfc. for the United States government in heard that myself,” Newton said. “Thetraining Jan. 9 titled New Horizons Day. by himself, making a decision about Korea directly influences how the ROK impression that you leave here as aThe training reaffirms most all of the Soldier reflects directly on the U.S.briefings the Soldiers get when Army forever. This is not a third worldinprocessing at the Warrior Readiness “When U.S. Soldiers get into trouble when country; this is the 10th largest economyCenter plus some attitude realignment. in the world. It is a powerful nation and “This is all about choices,” said Col. going outside of camp, it gives the impression it is strategic to the interests of theForrest Newton, Area I garrison that the U.S. Army cannot control the troops. United States of America.”commander. “This is an important day Since the early 70s, the rumor was that coming The economy of the United States isfor everyone here; it is an important day dependent on the economy of thebecause Soldiers in our organization to Korea was like going to the Wild West, that Republic of Korea, Newton explained.makes some bad choices sometimes.” a Soldier could do whatever he wanted. I’ve The U.S. in integrated into the economy Choosing to stay out after curfew, heard that myself. The impression that you leave of Korea as Korea is integrated into thechoosing to drive when we are tired and economy of the U.S.we probably should not be driving, and here as a Soldier reflects directly on the U.S. “We are not here because Koreawe choose to do things that put us in a Army forever. This is not a third world country; needs our help,” Newton said. “Theysituation we should not be in, all these this is the 10th largest economy in the world. It have an army of almost a millionand many more choices we make are soldiers. We are here because we arethe reasons for the New Horizons Day is a powerful nation and it is strategic to the supporting the alliance. The alliance istraining, Newton explained. interests of the United States of America.” important because it is what stabilizes “We are not taking care of each this region of the world.”other,” Newton said. “Most of the things The conduct of U.S. Soldiers has athat happen in this organization where strategic influence on the R.O.K. /U.S.we as Soldiers make mistakes are Col. Forrest Newton, Area I garrison commander alliance.because we are not thinking about our “Your conduct here is to help thisfellow Soldiers.” driving a bus in bad weather caused an and the U.S. talk to each other, Newton alliance and make it strong to show the Some believe that the “buddy accident. That is an inexperienced explained. world that a country like Korea cansystem” is not important in Korea any driver.” “If a U.S. Soldier goes downtown come out of a war of devastation andlonger. Standing by and allowing situations and steals something, the Korean people in 55 years, become one of the largest “As the president of the Sexual like the Pfc. driving a bus go by thinking will think all Soldiers are thieves,” economies in the world,” Newton said.Assault Review Board where I see every it is not our responsibility means that Newton said. “It doesn’t matter what “This is historically unprecedented whatcase, where young Soldiers are we are not taking care of each other. the Soldiers rank is. Every one of you this country has done.”assaulted, if they had a buddy it wouldn’t “This training today is about the fact is responsible for the impression that the “Your presence here tells the Koreanhave happened,” Newton said. “If they that all these situations are our Korean people take away about the people that this is an important alliancehad somebody that was looking out for responsibility,” Newton said. “Each and United States Army.” because you are a very precious asset,”them, it would not have happened.” everyone of us in this room is Moreover, when U.S. Soldiers get Newton said. “You are what makes the Motor vehicle accidents that happen responsible for the alliance between our into trouble when going outside of Army of the United States work. It isin Area I could be avoided when those two countries. If you are wearing the camp, it gives the impression that the important that we treat each other within charge keep in mind who they assign uniform or working for Area I, you U.S. Army cannot control the troops, dignity and respect.”to drive buses and other vehicles represent the alliance between the Newton said. Since the early 70s, the E-mail
  • 6. 6 Jan. 26, 2007 Area I The Morning Calm Weekly Project Safe Childhood WebsiteThe new Project Safe ChildhoodWebsite provides information to helpprotect our children from on-lineexploitation and abuse. AFTB Professional Development ClassArmy Community Services Army FamilyTeam Building ProfessionalDevelopment class will be held todayfrom 10 a.m. to Noon at Camp CaseyEducation Center, Room 3. For moreinformation call: 732-7314. New AA Website AvailableTo access the new AlcoholicsAnonymous website go Army Community Services Coming EventsSpouses and Civilian NewcomersOrientation at Camp Casey will be heldFeb. 14 at the ACS building from 9 4:30 p.m., Marriage, Baby and Budgetclass will be held Feb. 16 at Camp CaseyACS building from 9 a.m. to Noon., HomeBuying Seminar will be held at Camp JIM CUNNINGHAMStanley ACS building Feb. 19 from 1 to 4p.m. For more information call: 730-3143. Los Palominos, the popular Tejano band from Uvalde, Texas performs their most popular Tejano hits at Camp Casey’s Gateway Club Jan. 14Camp Casey Radio Town Hall MeetingThere will be a radio live broadcast townhall meeting at Camp Casey Feb. 14 at 3 Los Palominos performs at Casey By Jim Cunningham growing quickly.” “It is very interesting performing inp.m. in the DPTMS Conference Room. “It is an awesome experience being here Korea,” said Julio Arreola, percussionist Area I Public AffairsFor more information call: 730-5096. for the band. “We have been pleasantly CAMP CASEY— The United Services in Korea,” he continued. “When the USO Organization invited Los Palominos, a first honored us with an invitation, they didn’t surprised at the number of fans we have Individual Sisterhood Friendship here among the Soldiers in South Korea. popular Tejano band from Uvalde, Texas to say where our tour would be. We sent them Signing Ceremony perform Jan. 14 at Camp Casey. some dates that we could be available and We came to offer them comfort and a tasteThe Individual Sisterhood Friendship “We were invited by the USO to come to that are when they confirmed we would be of home. As it turned out, they have doneSigning Ceremony will be held Feb. 28 at South Korea and entertain our Soldiers who coming to South Korea. We generally the same for us. We are so grateful andCRC gym and at Mitchell’s Club. For are here fighting for our freedom in the United perform 11 months out of the year, but when we feel very much at home here in Area I.more information call: 732-6528/730-2585. States,” said Johnny Arreola, accordion, we were asked to come here, we decided to We usually perform throughout the United keyboards and vocals. “We are very honored spend our month off with the Soldiers.” States; this is the first tour we have Area I Retiree Council Meeting Like most musical acts today, the bands overseas.”The Area I retiree council meeting will be to be here and we cannot begin to imagineheld at Camp Casey Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. in performance begins with a light and smoke Los Palominos is certainly a band that what the Soldiers go through to defend ourthe USAG Theater. For more information show and a recorded introduction. The band will make a Tejano fan of anyone that freedom as well as the freedom of thecall, 730-1412. begins their performance with two of their happens to hear them perform. Republic of Korea.” most popular songs: La Misma and Dame “Performing for our troops is very Los Palominos is indeed a band of EEO ReasonableAccommodation Tu Amor. Each set is performed segue from important for us. We are very honored to brothers, each brother specializes in different Training be here and hope that we can start instruments and they all vocalize. song to song.Reasonable Accommodation Training something with inviting Latino performers “Our first big break in recording was “We have been together as a band for 15will be offered Feb. 7, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. here for Soldiers. One Soldier said to us in 1989,” said James Arreola, lead guitar years,” said Jorge Arreola, bass player. “Iand 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Camp Red Cloud that he was so glad to hear something that and vocals. “Ten years later we received will take a lot of good memories from playingCommunity Services Building, reminded him of his home back in the our first Grammy award and another in Korea for the troops; it is definitely a highConference Room. states,” Julio Arreola said. followed in 1999. Since then our tour point in my career. I will take many souvenirs dates and performance season has been from here for my family back home.” E-mail Donnie McClurkin ShowMorale, Welfare and Recreation will Warriors treated to performance of “ Jump”present the Donnie McClurkin Show Jan.27 at the CRC Fitness Center at 7 p.m.and at Hanson Field House on CampCasey Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. For more By Jim Cunningham restaurants.information call, 730-6882. Area I Public Affairs The program “Jump” is primarily a modern dance program Superbowl Monday at CRC SEOUL—Warriors and civilians from Area I were treated choreographed around a comedy about a martial arts familyThe CRC Community Activities Center to a performance of “Jump” Jan 19 in a theater in Seoul. and the many situations in which they find themselves.will offer a free breakfast to the first 50 “The Geonggi Province Office North located in Uijeongbu The supporting music is fast paced and well written forpatrons. The CAC will open at 6 a.m. bought tickets for 2nd Infantry Division and Area I Soldiers. the many moves and simulated martial arts action that giveMitchell’s will offer a breakfast plate for This time they chose the “Jump” show twice, once for the the program its excitement and rhythm.$4.95 which includes orange juice, coffee, Soldiers of 2ID and another for Area I Soldiers,” said Pae, The choreography uses gymnastics as well as many moderntea, eggs, bacon, sausage, and toast. Tong Su, Camp Casey community relations officer. “Geonggi dance moves to bring the story together. It is tightly producedMitchell’s will open at 6 a.m. A $100 Province Office North and 2ID have a Good Neighbor Program and performed. Before performing in Korea, the show playedAAFES gift certificate will be given to relationship.” in London, England for a month to rave reviews.the person guessing the closest final The trip also included dinner in one of Uijeongbu’s finestscore. E-mail
  • 7. Area IThe Morning Calm Weekly 7 Jan. 26, 2007 Accommodation:provides for the disabled employeeBy Jim Cunningham verbally or in writing.”Area I Public Affairs A good portion of supplying CAMP RED CLOUD—Many p e r s o n s w i t h d i s a b i l i t i e s w i t hm a y h a v e n o t i c e d t h e n e w reasonable accommodation is thehandicapped parking spaces and responsibility of management.other accommodations for the “The manager can ask questionshandicapped springing up all over o f t h e r e q u e s t o r, a n d a s k w h a tArea I. These parking spaces and exactly do they need for reasonableramps near stairways and elevators accommodation,” George said. “Ifare all a part of the U.S. Disability you suffer an injury or if you haveRights Laws. surgery and you need for a short The Americans with Disabilities t i m e t o c h a n g e y o u j o b d u t i e s ,Act is one of the many civil rights m a n a g e m e n t c a n a c c o m m o d a t elaws in the United States to ensure you.”equal opportunity for people with In Area I there are severaldisabilities. employees with disabilities that Reasonable accommodation is managers do not know about.included in Title II of the ADA. This “I did a study here in Area I andportion of the act states the U.S. and found there are several employeeslocal governments must give people w i t h disabilities that arewith disabilities an equal opportunity documented and managers do nott o b e n e f i t f r o m a l l o f t h e i r know about it,” George said.programs, services, and activities. Even though persons withThey are required to follow specific disabilities are hired with theirarchitectural standards in the new disability on record, it is alwaysconstruction and alteration of their incumbent on the employee to askbuildings. for the accommodations he or she “Reasonable accommodation is n e e d s a n d t o m a k e s u r e management is aware. “I did a study here in Area I and found It is important there are several employees with t o d o s o e v e n disabilities that are documented and though the incident managers do not know about it,” George t h a t m a d e t h e employee disabled said. is a matter of George, officer,Ar ,Area Vivian George, EEO officer,Area I r e c o r d , G e o r g e JIM CUNNINGHAM explained. Vivian George, EEO officer, Area I, gives frequent briefings on EEO subjects towhen we provide accommodations “During the coming training warfighters and area community employees who have a disability,” sessions for managers to understand where management did not make what happens when managementsaid Vivian George, EEO officer, the Reasonable Accommodation accommodations for handicapped f a i l s t o c o m p l y w i t h t h e l a w. ”Area I. “The employee must request c l a u s e o f t h e A m e r i c a n s w i t h persons and show t h e George said.t h e r e a s o n a b l e a c c o m m o d a t i o n Disabilities Act, I will provide cases consequences. Also, I will show E-mail
  • 8. Jan. 26, 20078 The Morning Calm Weekly
  • 9. Jan. 26, 2007 Page 9Joint exercise tests intruder scenarioBy David McNallyArea II Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Abusload of suspicious men pulls up to aYongsan Garrison gate. A security guardmotions them to pull over, but the driverseems to have other plans. The busbypasses the guards and speeds ontobase. Immediately, the Korean securityguard raises the security barrier andstops the bus. This is how a joint training exercisebegan Jan. 12 between Area II lawenforcement officials and the KoreanNational Police. The Korean securityguards were unaware that the bus waspart of a scenario to test reactions. The security guards quicklycontacted the U.S. Military Police.Moments later the military police andmore than 80 KNP officers surrounded PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLYthe potential demonstrators and Korean National Police surround potential demonstrators to prevent base access as part of a joint training exercise Jan. 12.prevented them from accessing theinstallation. The KNP officers apprehended themen on the bus and took them intocustody. In reality, the men wereKorean policemen dressed in civilianclothes. The entire training operationwas over in a matter of minutes. “This is the first time we’ve done ajoint exercise like this,” said KNP SeniorInspector Lee Kyeong-ja. “It was a goodtest of how we should work together.” Lee is in charge of the YongsanGarrison KNP Detachment. She worksclosely with Area II EmergencyServices Director Ricky Oxendine. Above: Area II Emergency Services Director Ricky Oxendine (right) speaks “After the exercise we talked with with KNP Senior Inspector Lee Kyeong-ja and Pfc. Marvin Spradling aftereach other about how we could improve the exercise. See Exercise Page 12 Exercise, Left: Korean National Police haul away a “demonstrator.”Area II plans to host Super Bowl parties Area II raises asbestosBy David McNally donated the popular digital music players. There will be games and drawings during the awareness during trainingArea II Public Affairs commercials and during halftime,” said Area II MWR By Sgt. Lee Yang-won Marketing Director Sonnie Champigny. Area II Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — The IndianapolisColts and Chicago Bears will play Super Bowl XLI in Some of the contests will include the best “Heisman YONGSAN GARRISON — Area II officialsfront of packed Area II audiences Feb. 5 at the Yongsan Pose” and the “best-dressed” audience member. Lucky conducted an asbestos awareness class forMain Post Club and the K-16 Landing Zone. winners could take home a portable DVD player. community members Jan. 19 at the DPW Area II Morale, Welfare and Recreation plans to In past years, more than 300 Area II community conference room.make both parties fun events for everyone. members have turned out for the MPC Super Bowl Instructors answered asbestos related concerns The Main Post Club will be showing the game on party. and conveyed what people should do whenbig screens in the Underground and Uptown. The “For MWR, it’s one of the biggest events of the encountering asbestos-suspected materials.doors will open at 5 a.m. year,” Champigny said. Asbestos is a fibrous mineral once applied to The K-16 Landing Zone will open at 6 a.m. Besides the free breakfast buffet for everyone who pipes, ducts, tiles and ceilings. Current U.S. laws “The first 50 people in the door at Yongsan will be attends, there will also be a drawing for a free roundtrip ban most asbestos to compete for a grand prize,” said Area II airline ticket to the United States. The airline ticket is “The intention is to acquaint all Area II residentsCommunity Activities Centers Director Mario Farrulla. being sponsored by U.S. Airline Alliances. about the possible hazards of asbestos and how to“The first 20 people at the K-16 Landing Zone will “We will even have a halftime performance by protect themselves,” said Area II Environmentalalso be able to compete for a grand prize. Korean cheerleaders,” Champigny said. Chief Daryl Dempsey. “It’s a legal requirement Both grand prizes will be televisions. Of the first 50 community members at Yongsan mandated by the asbestos management plan “We also have 10 iPods to give away,” said Area II and first 20 community members at K-16, each will formulated in 1999 for Area II.”Morale, Welfare and Recreation Director Paul guess the score at the end of the quarters to win a “All of the asbestos used in Yongsan are materialsRobinson. “We’re going to have some lucky winners, DVD player. The winner of the final game score will installed before the ban,” Dempsey said. “Therebesides the Super Bowl players.” win a television. The American Chamber of Commerce in Seoul For information, call 738-5254. See Asbestos Page 12 Asbestos,
  • 10. 10 Jan. 26, 2007 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly KSC workers build Camp Coiner tent city Visitor Center Closure By David McNallyThe Gate 20 Visitor Center will close Area II Public Affairsthrough Feb. 16 for renovations. CAMP COINER — Korean ServiceVisitors should sign in at Gate 5, 10 Corps workers spent the past two weeksor 17. Gate 20 is still open for SOFA building tent cities from the ground up.vehicles and pedestrians. With less than 20 men, the 12th KSC Company employees managed to put up Yongsan Tax Center 19 tents at the Camp Coiner LifeThe Yongsan Tax Center will hold a Support Area.grand opening ceremony 3 p.m. Tent cities pop up on U.S. militaryWednesday at the Moyer CommunityActivity Center, Room 113. For installations at several times during theinformation, call 725-1040. year to support exercises. “It’s been going very well,” said KSC Gas Station Closure Foreman Kim Chin-su. “The men areArmy and Air Force Exchange Service all experienced. We’ve done this manyofficials plan to close the Yongsan Gas times.”Station Feb. 6-7 for underground Kim said over time they have foundpumps and pipe work.The station has ways to make the construction projectbeen undergoing a complete more efficient and cost-effective.renovation to install pay-at-the-pump “Our electrician prepositioned acapabilities since late December. wiring box so all we have to do is plug PHOTOS BY DAVID MCNALLY in,” he said. Above: Korean Service Corps Super Bowl Party Kim said this year all the tents are Foreman Kim Chin-su (right)The Yongsan Super Bowl Party will be new. Each tent has an individual climate leads the effort to put up aFeb. 5 at the Main Post Club. The control system and lighting. A single tent city at Camp Coiner Jan.doors open at 5 a.m. There will be large tent will serve as a Morale, Welfare 19.giveaways and prizes. Enjoy a free and Recreation center, complete with Left: Nineteen tents form thebreakfast starting at 6 a.m. There will an Internet café, popcorn makers and a Camp Coiner Life Supportbe a grand prize of a round-trip ticket big-screen television with theater the continental United States. The seating.first 50 patrons through the doors will The KSC workers constructedbe entered in a drawing for a big-screen wooden floors from plywood and two-television. For information, call 738- by-fours. After laying out the floor5254. panels, workers can erect a single tent in less than two hours. The men put Leadership Conference sandbags around the base of each tent“Lead with Diligence” is the subject See Tent Page 12 ent,of Protestant Women of the Chapelconference Feb. 28 – March 1 at HartellHouse. Register by Feb. 16 at chapelservices. For information, call 010- Area II thanks volunteers7114-0593. Volunteer of the Quarter ceremony Faithlift 2007 highlights volunteers’ contributionsAn Interdenominational ChristianWomen’s Weekend will be held March By Pfc. Kim Sang-wook2-3 at South Post Chapel and Dragon Area II Public AffairsHill Lodge. Register by Feb. 16 atchapel services. For information, call YONGSAN GARRISON — Area II leaders announced010-7114-0593. the most dedicated volunteer of the fourth quarter of the last year Jan. 18 at Army Community Service ceremony. Avian Flu Information More than 60 community members gathered to showAvian Flu Outbreak Information appreciation for the available. Contact the 18th Guest speaker George Novinger, American Embassy SeoulMEDCOM Force Health Protection first secretary praised the desk, 736-3025 or 736-3036. “Yongsan and other U.S. military bases around the world PHOTOS PFC. KIM SANG-WOOK are on a smaller scale but without volunteers opportunities BY Above: South Post Sexual Assault Hotline would be much less,” Novinger said. “Remember to thank Chapel volunteerThe 24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline those that are already involved in volunteering in activities Hwacha Killebrew (left)phone number is DSN 158. From off- that support you and your family.” and Teen Centerpost or cell phone, call 0505-764-5700. Novinger emphasized the importance of volunteer work volunteer Zoe TurnerIndividuals may also call Area II Sexual and that their contribution is the heart of the community. He takes top honors Jan. 18Assault Response Coordinator Leah urged community members to be part of it. at the Area II Volunteer ofHolland at 738-3034 or 010-8697-4869. The adult volunteer of the quarter award went to South the Quarter recognition Post Chapel volunteer Hwacha Killebrew. Teen Center ceremony. AFSC Needs You volunteer Zoe Turner won the youth award. Left: Area II CommanderThe AFSC /Chosun Operational Board “I didn’t expect the first prize,” Killebrew said. “Helping Col. Ron Stephens tellsis accepting applications for 2007-2008 kids at the chapel gave me lots of reasons to keep me community membersboard positions. Submit before Feb. 23. volunteering for the community.” abou t the importance ofFor information, call 010-3900-5276. Killebrew volunteered at the chapel by helping youth, the volunteer program. cleaning the chapel, cooking. Area II Web Site Area II Commander Col. Ron Stephens gave special thanksFor more community notes, news and to the volunteers for their positive impact to the community.information, visit the Area II Web site “You are the heartbeat of the community,” Stephens “Area II can’t do without volunteers.” Stephens also presented award certificates to all nominees.
  • 11. The Morning Calm Weekly Area II Jan. 26, 2007 11Yongsan servicemembers win top prizes in sweepstakesBy Pfc. Jung Jae-hoon Col. Ronald Stephens. “It is good forArea II Public Affairs the community to see things given YONGSAN GARRISON — Three away.”Area II servicemembers won big with The three winners arrived at the Mainthe Army and Air Force Exchange Exchange with big smiles.Service JVC Sweepstakes. Area II and The grand prize trip to the JVC JazzAAFES officials made presentations Festival is the 24th time the company isJan. 19 at a Main Exchange ceremony. presenting outstanding musical The grand prize, with a $7,000 value, performances by legendary artists fromwas a trip to the 2007 JVC Newport around the world.Jazz Festival. Capt. Danielle Sim was “It will be a wonderful opportunitythe winner. for me to relax and enjoy the fine Master Sgt. Andrew Bradford took music,” said grand prize winner Capt.first prize with a $3,800 61-inch HD- Danielle Sim. “It is so exciting to winiLA 1080p PTV, with rack, receiver, and something like this.”speakers. “This was great ... the best thing Third prize went to Maj. Jay Cha ever,” said first prize winner Master Sgt.with a $549 Everio G Digital 20GB HDD Andrew Bradford. “I just filled out aCamcorder with DVD burner. card for the sweepstakes and there it The top prizes all went to Area II was.” PHOTOS BY PFC. JUNG JAE-HOONservicemembers, with the exception of Bradford said he didn’t think he Above: Master Sgt.the second prize, which went to a would win, so when they called him to Andrew Bradfordservicemember at Camp Foster, tell him he had won the first prize, he embraces his newOkinawa. was “over the moon.” 60-inch big screen The exchange promoted the The winners took pictures with the television.worldwide JVC sweepstakes since last prizes and said they still don’t believe Left: Capt. DanielleOctober. that they had won. Sim (center) receives “We’re giving out more than $11,000 “When you see a sweepstakes box, a $7,000 sweep-worth of prizes to three lucky winners,” don’t just pass it by and say I never stakes trip to a jazzsaid AAFES General Manager Ronald win any thing,” Daugherty said. festival from AAFESDaugherty. “I am very excited today. Daugherty said the three Yongsan General Manager RonAlso, JVC is very excited and I think winners are proof that anybody can Daugherty (right) andYongsan is very excited as well.” win. JVC representative “JVC was gracious enough to give “We are giving them $11,000 in Jin an opportunity to take care of the prizes today,” he said.people here,” said Area II commander E-mail
  • 12. 12 Jan. 26, 2007 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly DAVID MCNALLYKorean National Police swarm a bus full of potential demonstrators as U.S. Army military policelook on during a joint training exercise at Yongsan Garrison Jan. 12.Exercise from Page 9individual responsibilities,” Oxendine enforcement issues in the future.said. “We also spoke with the MPs and “We know there are alwaysasked how they handled each step of communication challenges with thethe scenario.” language barrier,” he said. “Overall, this Oxendine said he hopes to work more was a good first step in training withclosely with the Koreans on joint law the Korean National Police.”Asbestos from Page 9are no new asbestos products being within the building where you live orinstalled in Area II.” work, leave it alone,” Dempsey said. “If He said the primary area of concern you have issues and concerns call theis family housing units, because of environmental office and we willasbestos debris from deteriorated address it very quickly.”asbestos materials. Officials presented Korean and “In 2002, an asbestos survey was English sessions in the morning andconducted in all family housing units afternoon.and other occupied units in Area II,” “Before, I didn’t have clear grasp ofDempsey said. “At that time, all the what asbestos was and its healthinformation was compiled in this office effects,” said Area II Quality Assuranceand housing was informed about the Inspector Sim Chae-hwa. “Working atissues.” the Housing Division, this class will He said Area II sends out letters to definitely enhance our capability whennotify residents about the existing coping with asbestos related materials.”asbestos housing units. For information, call 724-6151. “If you have asbestos materials E-mail DAVID MCNALLYKorean Service Corps workers construct the Morale, Welfare and Recreation tent at the CampCoiner Living Support Area Jan. 19.Tent from Page 10to complete the project. logistical and construction support. Korean Service Corps workers are a The KSC employees alsoparamilitary force that provides labor to constructed tent cities at other militarysupport U.S. Forces Korea during the installations near Seoul, such as K-16armistice. During war, the workers Air Base and Sungnam.would don uniforms and provide E-mail
  • 13. The Morning Calm Weekly Jan. 26, 2007 13DOD releases results of 2005health-related behaviors surveyBy Armed Forces NEWS Service In addition to substance use, the survey also day), showed a steady decline from 1980 (34.2 WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense assesses national health status goals from the percent) to 2002 (13.1 percent) and a furtherannounced results Jan. 12 of its “2005 Survey of Health Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy significant decrease from 2002 to 2005 (11.1 percent).Related Behaviors Among Active Duty Military People 2010 objectives, nutrition and weight In contrast, past month smokeless tobacco usePersonnel.” The findings show notable decreases in management measures, mental well-being of the force, showed a small increase from 2002 (12.2 percent) tothe use of cigarettes and illegal drugs since initiation and deployment issues. More than 16,000 2005 (14.1 percent).of the surveys in 1980 and progress toward meeting servicemembers, randomly selected to represent men “The 2005 survey is the first time that this seriesselected Healthy People 2010 objectives. and women in all pay grades of the active force has evaluated behaviors related to mental well being, The 2005 survey, however, revealed rates of heavy throughout the world, completed the survey. work stress and family stress associated withdrinking remain elevated, especially among our young When comparing the 2005 findings to earlier survey deployment to Iraq, Afghanistan and other theaters,”people, use of smokeless tobacco has increased, and results, there were both tremendous improvements in Dr. Winkenwerder said.even though most servicemembers engage in moderate the past 25 years and some issues of concern. Between “An important finding is that overall, most militaryor vigorous exercise, more of them meet criteria for 1980 and 1998, the surveys show a continuing decline personnel are using positive coping mechanisms inbeing overweight. in the use of illegal drugs and cigarettes and an increase dealing with the stresses of their current wartime The 2005 survey indicates the majority of the U.S. in alcohol abstainers or light drinkers among military environment,” he said.armed forces, although under heavy work stress during personnel. Rates of current (one month) Post Traumatic Stressthe current wartime environment, use positive coping When first surveyed in 1980, 27.6 percent of the Disorder symptoms in the DOD population asmechanisms to deal with stress. active force acknowledged use of illegal drugs during measured by a self-report screener were 6.7 percent “These survey findings provide very useful the month prior to being questioned. In 2002, only 3.4 for total DOD and ranged from 3.7 percent to 9.3information for the department to target programs that percent reported using illegal drugs. In 2005, because percent for each service. An estimated 8.1 percentcontinue to enhance the physical and mental well being wording in some drug use questions was modified, met screening criteria for further evaluation for seriousof our troops,” said Dr. William Winkenwerder Jr., estimates cannot be compared to those in prior years. psychological distress.assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. “I am Heavy drinking (five or more drinks per occasion “It is important to remember the results come frompleased, and even a little surprised, that despite the at least once a week) declined from 20.8 percent in self reported data and may differ from information instresses of war and ongoing deployments, nearly all 1980 to 15.4 percent in 1998, but rose to 18.1 percent official records or other data sources,” Dr.indicators of servicemembers’ health and well-being in 2002 but declined slightly in 2005 (18.5 percent); Winkenwerder said. “These screening questions docontinue to be quite good compared with civilian cigarette smoking declined from 51.0 percent in 1980 not represent a formal clinical diagnostic evaluation,populations.” to 29.9 percent in 1998, increased significantly to 33.8 but suggest some of our personnel should be This is the ninth survey in the series of anonymous percent in 2002 and remained at that level in 2005 encouraged to obtain more evaluation.”surveys asking active duty service members about (32.2 percent). The 2005 survey was conducted independentlyvarious lifestyle and health-related behaviors. Heavy cigarette smoking (one or more packs per under contract by RTI International.
  • 14. Jan. 26, 200714 The Morning Calm Weekly JAN. 26-Feb. 1 26-Feb. The Holiday Turistas The Grudge 2 Code Name :The Cleaner Turistas The Holiday No Schedule (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. The Holiday Deja Vu Deck The Hall Turistas No Show No Show No Show (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Code Name :The Cleaner Code Name :The Cleaner Code Name :The Cleaner The Holiday Turistas Turistas No Schedule (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. The Grudge 2 Code Name :The Cleaner The Holiday The Prestige Code Name :The Cleaner Turistas No Schedule (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Freedom Writers Night At The Museum Night At The Museum No Show No Show No Show No Schedule (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG) 9:30 p.m. (PG) 8:30 p.m.Turistas — A group of international Freedom Writers — Fresh faced, Code Name: The Cleaner — Cedric The Grudge 2 — Aubrey Davis Deja Vu — Everyone hastourists seeking fun and adventure idealistic twenty three year old Erin the Entertainer, Lucy Liu and Nicollette (Amber Tamblyn) discovers from her experienced the unsettling mysteryin Brazil get a lot more than they Gruwell is ready to take on the world Sheridan star in the fast-paced action bedridden mother, Mrs. Davis (Joanna of déjà vu - that flash of memorybargained for in the suspenseful as she steps inside Wilson High comedy, Code Name: The Cleaner. Cassidy), that her sister Karen (Sarah when you meet someone new youhorror film Turistas. Written by first- School for her first day of teaching. Cedric plays Jake, a seemingly regular Michelle Gellar) is in a hospital in feel you’ve known all your life ortime screenwriter Michael Arlen Ross Her class, a diverse group of racially guy who has no idea who he is after Japan. She also finds out that Karen recognize a place even thoughand directed by John Stockwell (Blue charged teenagers from different being hit over the head by mysterious is under investigation for the death of you’ve never been there before. ButCrush), Turistas, the first American walks of life-African Americans, assailants. When he finds himself her boyfriend in a fire she started in a what if the feelings were actuallyfilm to be shot completely in the South Latinos, Asians, gang members, and unexpectedly entangled in a high-level house located in Tokyo. Shortly after warnings sent from the past or cluesAmerican nation, is set in the Brazilian underprivileged students from poor government conspiracy, Jake and his she arrives in Tokyo, reporter and to the future?. It is déjà vu thatmountains, where Alex (Josh neighborhoods--hope for nothing pursuers begin to believe that he is an photographer Eason (Edison Chen), unexpectedly guides ATF agentDuhamel); his sister, Bea (Olivia more than to make it through the day. undercover agent who sub- seeks out Aubrey to warn her that Doug Carlin through an investigationWilde); and her best friend, Amy On the surface, the only thing they consciously holds a key piece of her sister, Karen, is in the thrall of into a shattering crime. Called in to(Beau Garrett), are preparing for an share is their hatred for each other information that could expose an arms something unseen and dangerous. recover evidence after a bomb setseco-tour. But when their bus and the understanding that they are deal involving the CIA and FBI. Lucy Allison (Arielle Kebbel) attends an off a cataclysmic explosion on acrashes, they are stranded with a simply being warehoused in the Liu (Charlies Angels) and Nicollette international school in Tokyo. New Orleans Ferry, Carlin is aboutgroup of locals as well as a handful educational system until they are old Sheridan ("Desperate Housewives") Desperately trying to fit in with the to discover that what most peopleof other tourists, including Finn enough to disappear. Despite her co-star as the women Jake may or schools "in" crowd, Vanessa (Teresa believe “is only in their heads” is(Desmond Askew) and Liam (Max students’ obstinate refusal to may not be involved with. Palmer) and Miyuki (Misako Uno), she actually something far moreBrown), two Brits looking for fast participate during class, Erin tries is willing to do anything they ask to powerful-and will lead him on a mind-times and hot women, and Pru various means to engage them on a get in good with them even if it means bending race to save hundreds of(Melissa George), a beautiful daily basis. going into a mysterious house, which innocent people.Australian traveling on her own who was the site of several unexplainedtakes an immediate liking to Alex. murders and disappearances.. We Are Marshall No Show Eragon A Good Year No Show No Show No Show (PG) 6:45 p.m. (PG) 6:45 p.m. (PG13) 6:45 p.m. Deja Vu Deja Vu Freedom Writers Freedom Writers Freedom Writers Freedom Writers No Schedule (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Turistas The Holiday The Grudge 2 The Holiday Turistas No Show No Schedule (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Turistas The Holiday Turistas The Prestige No Show Freedom Writers No Schedule (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 9 p.m. Freedom Writers Freedom Writers Freedom Writers Holiday Holiday Turistas Turistas (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (PG13) 8 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. Freedom Writers Happy Feet Happy Feet Deja Vu Deja Vu Casino Royale Casino Royale (PG13) 8:30 p.m. (PG) 9:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. Deck The Hall Deck The Hall Deck The Hall The Grudge 2 The Grudge 2 A Good Year A Good Year (PG) 9:30 p.m. (PG) 9:30 p.m. (PG) 6:30 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m. (PG13) 6 p.m.
  • 15. Jan. 26, 2007The Morning Calm Weekly 15What kind of body part are you?Chaplain (LTC) Jim King of the body, and each has a specific function. All carrying out that vision. Some speak the truth withIMCOM Korea and Area II Installation Staff Chaplain of the body benefits when the entire body is their voices, while others show God’s love with a R ecently I reported to the troop clinic working well. If any part of the body is sick or helping hand. No single part of the body is more with a sore leg, and soon found myself injured, the entire body suffers. It is important for valuable or more important than another. Among in an ambulance going to the each of us to know what part we play, and to play God’s people, every one contributes to the entireemergency room! The doctors and staff gave it well for the benefit of the whole body. body. What is true of the human body is true of the We quickly work to provide healing to sick andme fantastic care, and the follow-up has been family of God. Each part of the body is unique. injured parts of our body. All of the body isexcellent. I am rapidly on my way back to Some parts of the body get us to the places where dependant on each part. If one part is suffering,complete health. The problem was in my right we need to be. Some parts of the body protect us. the entire body can stopped. We don’t punish orleg, but it stopped my entire body. For most of Other parts of the body let us know what is scold the part of the body that is inflicted witha day I was unable to coordinate ministry, happening around us. Some parts of the body help disease or infection. Instead, we seek help andconduct training, prepare worship, or attend healing. In God’s family, we also can look at thosemeetings. (Maybe missing meetings wasn’t us remain sensitive to the needs of others. In the who are not functioning well as opportunities forsuch a bad thing!) I was quickly reminded that family of God, each member is distinct. Some are healing and wholeness.what happens in one part of the body affects the effective at reaching out to others, while others are What part do you play in the body of God’sentire body. well-suited for maintaining the health of the whole people? How can you help others function well? Scripture describes the family of God as a body. Some are gifted with great spiritual vision, What can each of us do to keep the body healthybody. Each of us is unique from the other parts while others excel at the practical aspects of and functioning? Area II Worship Services CatholicMass Sunday 8 a.m. South Post Chapel 9:30a.m. 121HospitalChapel KCFA 2ndTues. 11:45a.m. MemorialChapel 11:30a.m. MemorialChapel 9:30a.m. HannamVillageChapel 3rd Tues. 11:45a.m. MemorialChapel 5 p.m. Memorial Chapel (Korean) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Church of Christ information, Tues./Wed. 12:05p.m. 121HospitalChapel 10 a.m. South Post Chapel call738-3011 Mon./Thur. 12:05p.m. MemorialChapel 10 a.m. Multipurpose Saturday 5 p.m. MemorialChapel Training Facility (R.O.C.K.) Area II Chaplains Jewish Friday 6 p.m. South Post Chapel 10:30a.m. K-16 Community Protestant Services Chapel Chaplain (LTC) James P. King (Area II Staff Chaplain) Episcopal Sunday 10 a.m. MemorialChapel 11 a.m. HannamVillageChapel or DSN 738-3009 United Pentecostal Sunday 1:30 p.m. MemorialChapel Noon South Post Chapel Chaplain (MAJ) Adolph G. DuBose (Deputy Area II CH) or DSN 738-4043 Collective Protestant (Gospel) Chaplain (MAJ) Leo Mora Jr. (Family Life Chaplain) Sunday 8 a.m. MemorialChapel KATUSA Thursday 6:30 p.m. MemorialChapel or DSN 736-3018
  • 16. Jan. 26, 200716 The Morning Calm WeeklyCowboy ’s cheerleaders entertain warriors PHOTOS BY JIM CUNNINGHAMBy Jim Cunningham Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders came to Area I Dec. 19 to perform in the Carey Fitness Center. The beginning of their performanceArea I Public Affairs gives a good impression of things to come during the rest of their act. It took more than 40 man hours to construct the stage. CAMP CASEY—Carey FitnessCenter was jammed and charged withexcitement Dec. 19 when the DallasCowboy Cheerleaders came to CampCasey to entertain Warriors. The world’smost popular cheerleaders come toKorea to entertain troops often. “It has been tradition for the DallasCowboys Cheerleaders to come andentertain our troops, I think this is their27th year coming to Korea,” said JohnAntes, entertainment coordinator forArea I. “They come over mostly aroundChristmas time to bring a touch of hometo the Soldiers stationed here and to say‘Hey, there are people in America thatappreciate what Soldiers are doing fortheir country.” Much planning and preparation hasto be done before the show can go on. “This event has been planned for thelast three months, and the coordinationand work given by the United ServicesOrganization and Morale, Welfare, andRecreation has been ongoing for thatamount of time,” Antes said. “This showtook a lot of teamwork from commandand staff and senior management andgym staff.” E-mail
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  • 18. Jan. 26, 200718 The Morning Calm Weekly52nd Medical Battalion Tomahawksconduct urban operations training By 2ndLt. Warrentina Berry 52nd Medical Evacuation Battalion conducted Sergeant’s Time Training on one of52nd Medical Evacuation Battalion the most relevant and important battlefield scenarios today- urban operations. “We coordinated with our ROK Army counterparts, the 219th Infantry Regiment YONGSAN – On Jan. 18, Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, of the 56th ROK Infantry Division, to take advantage of this opportune training facility,” said Capt. Sherry Kwon, Detachment Commander. “This is great, considering the limited areas we have as guests in a host nation.” During the exercise, the unit was divided into two sets of opposing teams to conduct movement in an urban environment designed similarly to the modern streets of Seoul. ROK Army Soldiers provided specialized training on tactics and technical support for paintball equipment that the unit used to engage targets and enter buildings during an urban operation. Buildings were designed to stun those who were on the search with different passageways and enemy targets placed in unexpected areas. Abandoned private and military vehicles on the street provided cover for those attempting to advance. “One of the main focuses of this event was to push Soldiers to think about their next move tactically,” said SFC Freeman Witherspoon, Detachment Sergeant. The Tomahawk Soldiers were motivated even as training came to a close. “We need to do this more often. It is more realistic and Above: Sgt. Robbie Harper , OPFOR, awaits enemy we need this because we’ll all see something contact behind a ROKA tank. like this again,” said Pfc. Ronald Platt, who Below: Spc. James Royer, OPFOR, awaits the played OPFOR for this exercise. For HHD,Sgt. Robbie Harper, OPFOR, awaits the enemy while taking cover behind a fixed enemy behind a parked car. urban operations made for a great day ofbuilding. innovative Sergeant’s Time Training. Tomahawks to the Top!
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  • 21. Jan. 26, 2007 Page 212nd CAB completes convoy live-fire trainingBy Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Haug2nd Combat Aviation Brigade CAMP HUMPHREYS – The 2nd Combat AviationBrigade recently completed a month of convoy live-fire training and exercises at the Multi purpose rangecomplex at the Rodriguez Range facility. During their time at Rodriguez Soldiers trained on“real life” situations that they could face any day inIraq. These include: roadside Improvised ExplosiveDevices, sniper fire, enemy assaults against rollingconvoys, injured Soldier evaluation, treatment andevacuation along with transmitting the necessarycommand and control, communication and situationreports. The training has the full support of the 602ndGeneral Support Aviation Battalion’s Commander, Lt.Col. Gregory Fawcett and Command Sgt. Maj. FranzPhilippe. Philippe rides in the lead vehicle with every convoyto mentor the Soldiers; Fawcett always trails eachconvoy as the validating officer. The training starts in an area Soldiers call the“Dustbowl” where convoy commanders are issuedorders and formulate plans, tactics and responses forthe multiple scenarios they may encounter. When the pre-mission planning and rehearsals arecompleted, the convoy departs on its mission. OneEvaluator or Observation Controller from B Company,602d ASB and other participating units ride in each PHOTOS BY STAFF SGT. CHRISTOPHER L. HAUGvehicle. A 2nd CAB convoy reacts to direct fire from hostiles played by OPFOR elements during convoy life-fire training and exercises While in transit the Convoy Commander receives held recently at Rodriguez Range.word that he has a downed Soldier who needs Every Soldier must be prepared to lead the unit extraction adding to the realism.evacuation from a village. The convoy rolls through, because leaders may be killed at anytime. When this When the casualties have been airlifted out thetries to find the casualty and get him out. The enemy, happens the next Soldier in the chain of command convoy continues on to Warrior Valley Range whereplayed by a cadre of opposition forces, wreak havoc must take charge and lead the convoy out of danger. it rolls through a graded pop-up target range in whichon the convoy as it attempts to complete its mission. The Convoy regroups and leaves the danger area Soldiers fire live rounds from their MK19 grenade Road side explosives or IED’s may take out a vehicle as quickly as possible and moves to a landing zone launchers, a .50 caliber machine gun, M249in the convoy which then must be recovered along for casualty evacuation. UH-60 Blackhawk’s from machine gun and their M16 rifles.with any casualties. 2nd Battalion 2nd Aviation are used for casualty The 50 caliber Gunner in the lead vehicle fires from a moving truck at a moving target. Scores are tallied for each convoy and all iterations compete for a “Top Gun Award.” The award is based on range scores and all of the collective tasks that led up to the actual live fire portion. 4th Battalion 2nd CAB took the award this time, the second time it has won. When asked what the Soldiers get from this training CSM Philippe replied, “Soldiers who are firmly grounded in the basics of the shoot, move, and communicate skill sets are far more prepared to engage the enemy.” One of the Soldiers who completed the training, Sgt. Edward Blair from A Company 602d GASB added, “These Soldiers who come here from all the units throughout the Aviation Brigade leave here very aware of weapons control, familiarity with different weapons systems on the battlefield and a definite grip on leadership skills.” One of the unit’s junior Soldiers who completed the training, Pfc. Claudia Plascencia of A Company, 602nd GASB offered her perspective on it. “The most interesting part of the Convoy Live Fire Exercise was the reactions and handling of the casualties and the fact that you can be thrust into a leadership position immediately if someone is taken out. You must be able to take charge with a2-2 AVN trains on building entry/assault techniques as part of the 2nd CAB Gunnery exercise. commanding presence no matter what your rank is.”
  • 22. 22 Jan. 26, 2007 Area III The Morning Calm Weekly UNIVERSITY OF CSI Humphreys: Who done it? PHOENIX Now offering the MBA. Registration is in process. The new MBA on-site semester begins Jan. 31. Application deadline is Jan 23. MBA on-line courses are also available. On-line classes start every Tuesday. For more information on our programs or registration contact DSN 784-5664 or at DSN 753-8920. 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 NANCY TURNER Inspector General position in the rank of Capt. (Career Course Jackie Farmer’s 4th grade class examines the evidence (from the left). Eric Campos, John Carlos Salazar, Kayci Mains, Sarah Boyd, graduate and successful Company- Kate Calberte, Cheyanne Rimmer, Sung Hwan Yannnicci and Von Joshua Caluma. level command) at Camp Humphreys. HAES classrooms—includes human and Burgher replied, “We haven’t defined Info call Ltc. Eady at 725-6739. By F. Neil Neeley animal foot prints plus cups and towels. the nature of this crime yet. Right Area III Public Affairs The students are going to spend the next now, I want the students to be real HAES SEEKS CAMP HUMPHREYS – David Burgher, Humphreys Elementary three to four weeks to solve the crime careful about making assumptions SUBSTITUTE School Gifted Education teacher, is which includes doing some scientific and just have them gather information. TEACHERS You must be a U.S. Citizen and have employing a unique experiments. “We’re just being as factual as we a High School Education. Please teaching method “The big goal here is can,” Burgher added. “I’ve told them contact Renee Smith at 031-691-9527 with his students to teach them problem just to spend five minutes of silence for more information. that should help solving and observing the crime scene without them learn and connections,” said entering it. The next time I get OSAN WILD WEST develop their Burgher, “because together with them, I’ll give them NIGHT SET deductive skills we’re going to spend some additional information after The 27th Annual Wild West Night while also having some time dealing with we’ve done some interviews. The will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, from lots of fun. science and problem third and fourth time that we get 6pm-11pm at the Osan O’Club. Burgher has set solving, all in one big together, I’ll have some forensic- Tickets are $7 in advance; $10 at the up a “Mystery bundle.” science stations set up and we’ll do door. Open to all ID card holders, 18 Festival” for his Burger added that as fingerprinting and DNA sorts of stuff yrs and up. The club will transform students in grades BURGHER a teacher of gifted and we’ll do foot prints. The fifth into an Old West Town, complete one through six students his job is to time that we get together, we’ll put with a country store, jailhouse, can- complete with crime scenes and enrich his students learning experience. it all together and try to come to some can dancers, Poker, Black Jack, bingo evidence laid out on white paper, “I try to pull things from one sort of consensus or conclusion.” and much more! All proceeds go to surrounded by “Crime Scene” tape classroom and make it real in some other Stays tuned to this investigation the Osan Officers’ Spouses’ Club from the Military Police. classroom,” Burgher said. and if you want to know “Who done welfare account to contribute to The evidence—set up in two When asked who was murdered, it?” ask your kid. charities and organizations. For more information, visit NEW SUBWAY SHOP OPENS Humphreys Tax A new Subway Sandwich Shop will open tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Center Opens AAFES food court on Camp Humphreys. Come out and try an The Camp Humphreys Tax alternative to pizza, tacos, and Center is now open and co- chicken. located in the rear of the Red Cross, building 262. Free tax SUPERBOWL AT assistance is available to all THE DRAGON HILL authorized ID card holders. INN DFAC Hours are Mon. Tues. Wed. Watch the game on eight big screen and Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and TVs. DFAC opens at 7 a.m. and will F. NEIL NEELEY Sat.10 a.m. – 2 p.m. no have a special Super Bowl brunch (L to R) Marilyn Smith, Red Cross Station Manager, Capt. Brian Tomasovic, Tax Center appointment necessecary. Thur. from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost $4.20. OIC, Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr., Area III commander, and Staff Sgt. Marlowe Howard by appointment only. Call 753- Everyone is welcome. HHC, 602 nd ASB, cut the ribbon to open the Humphreys Tax Center Jan. 24. 3905. .
  • 23. The Morning Calm Weekly Area III Jan. 26, 2007 23 Women’sArea III Women’s Basketball team takes 8th Army crownBy F. Neil NeeleyArea III Public Affairs CAMP WALKER – The Area III Women’sBasketball team fought its way back from the brinkof defeat to capture the Eighth Army Women’sBasketball Championship in Daegu last weekend. AreaIII beat the Area II team 61 to 31 in the final of threegames to take the crown. “We played Area II three times,” said Sgt. 1st ClassChundra Montgomery, Headquarters HeadquartersCompany 194th Combat Service Support Battalion.“By the time they got to our third game, they werepretty tired. We never beat them by less than 20points. The Area III team nearly lost before it began toplay. “We forfeited our first game because we werelate,” said Staff Sgt. Derrick Davis, D Company, 2ndBattalion, 52nd General Support Aviation Battalion andcoach of the Area III team. “We had to fight our way Neil Neeleyout of the loser’s bracket.” Team members (pictured from top left to bottom right) are Pfc. Madonna Noble, HSC 602nd GSAB, Pvt. Renata Littleshield, E But, despite the early set back Area III’s team Co., 3/2 Aviation Regiment, Staff Sgt. Kristal Hoover, D Co., 58th Aviation Regiment, Sgt. Laurie Aaron, 1/42 A DA Battalion, Pfc.persevered. Kasheda Mann, 348th Quartermaster Co., Sgt. 1st Class Chundra Montgomery, Headquarters Headquarters Company 194th “Our team had a lot of heart and was really Combat Service Support Battalion and Pvt. Latonja Carroll, E Company, 3/2 Aviation. Not shown are 1st Lt. Lynn Saldana,resilient,” said Davis. “I can’t say enough about them. 194th CSSB, Spc. Sarah Wilkerson and Sgt Niesha Wingster, both with the 520th Maintenance Co.They pulled together in hard times to win.” compared to other teams that might have 12 to 15 III commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Kim Davis said that holding a team together can be players,” he noted. for signing off on memorandums so that we couldtough when players are reassigned at the end of their “It’s a hard transition to keep up a post basketball get our players released from duty so that they couldtours. team under these circumstances,” said Davis, “but participate. We also want to thank Lonnie Herring, “We might only have five players on our team we want to thank Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr. Area KORO MWR for coordinating our transportation.”Camp Humphreys Town Hall addresses issuesBy Bob McElroy AAFES General Manager George B. regarding a taxi driver they need to inform Sanders assured the audience thatArea III Public Affairs Ricker responded that AAFES’s current him of it and he will move quickly to military commissaries do not sell any CAMP HUMPHREYS—Those who purchase policy restricts purchases to the remedy the situation. Korean-bred chickens; rather the chickensattended the Quarterly Town Hall meeting Star card only because it helps verify High fuel prices at the Camp are raised in America and then sent frozenlast Wednesday at the Community Activity authorized users. Ricker said that AAFES Humphreys gas station continued to be an to overseas commissaries. She added thatCenter got a glimpse of the future while is planning to issue a Military Star Card issue of concern. At the October Town it is safe to eat chicken one buys in aalso receiving answers to some past that is also a Visa or MasterCard in the Hall, community members complained of restaurant but consumers should ensureconcerns and an update on Avian Flu. future. the price disparity between the fuel point that the chicken has been thoroughly Area III commander Col. Michael J. Another concern was whether the here and the Osan Air Base AAFES gas cooked.Taliento Jr. opened the meeting with a AAFES taxi drivers were required to follow station. Sanders also briefly discussed Yellowreview of issues and concerns from the traffic regulations on post. Recently a Taliento explained that AAFES has a Dust, noting that the moderately-highOct. 17, 2006 Town Hall meeting and their customer complained that a taxi ran a red different pricing policy than the Directorate concentrations were measured in thecurrent status. light on post; another customer claimed of Logistics fuel point here. Humphreys area last week. Among the concerns Taliento and that he smelled alcohol on a taxi driver’s Ricker offered some good news Yellow Dust originates in the desertmembers of the Area III leadership breath. regarding fuel prices, however, when he regions of China and Mongolia and canaddressed were: Both Taliento and Ricker responded that said he was working to bring an AAFES irritate the eyes, nose, mouth and throat Why do customers have to use the taxi drivers are required to follow the same gas station to Humphreys in the near and exacerbate existing respiratory orAAFES STAR Card to purchase an AFN traffic regulations as any other vehicle future. He did not offer a date when the cardiovascular problems.cable TV decoder rather than a Visa or driver on Camp Humphreys. Ricker asked station would open. Sanders said that people should avoidMastercard? that should someone have a complaint Taliento showed the audience a video outdoor activities during Yellow Dust which showed what the new Food, episodes and consult the 18th MEDCOM Entertainment and Beverage complex will website for additional information—http:// look like when it is completed. The new complex will be built on the Taliento also reported that the swimming site of the former 23rd Area Support Group pool in the CAC should be ready for use by headquarters and will feature multi- the end of March. Although the leakage had purpose function rooms, a TGI Friday’s been repaired another problem had developed full-service restaurant, a fast-food court which will take additional time to repair. and other amenities. One family member asked if the Taliento followed the video with a Directorate of Public Works could fix the discussion of the land-fill work on Parcel gate at the new family housing complex, One of the Humphreys expansion. Crews complaining that it drops prematurely begin filling the parcel on Jan. 26 and will causing damage to her car. deliver the dirt along a route which avoids Taliento said that he would have the gate the Humphreys main post. removed until an adequate fix could be Col. Martha Sanders of 18th Medical achieved. BOB MCELROY Command followed with a detailed Finally, Taliento concluded by sayingRobert Stentz (R) of the Army Corps of Engineers gives his contact information to Camp briefing on recent Avian Flu occurrences that the garrison staff is still on a campaignHumphreys PX Manager Mr. Yi, Tong-chu (L) during last week’s Quarterly Town Hall meeting in South Korea and the actions U.S. and to make Camp Humphreys the bestat the Community Activities Center. Stentz had asked AAFES about a satellite television Korean officials have taken in response. installation in the Army.system he had ordered but not yet received.
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  • 25. Jan. 26, 2007 Page 25Area IV Tax Centers set to open at Henry, CarrollFree tax preparation 2005 W-2 Form(s) Military identification card or equivalent Social Security number for each familya premium perk member (or ITIN for foreign spouse) Valid power of attorney or Form 2848 (Only if “married, filing jointly” and both spouses cannotBy Galen Putnam come to the appointment together.)Area IV Public Affairs Documentation supporting claim of dependents (if divorced, legally separated or filing as CAMP HENRY – Paying taxes is painful enough head of household)but preparing tax returns can be excruciating as well Form 1098, mortgage statement or qualified– even for those who receive a refund. Area IV Tax tuition programs (if one was received)Centers will offer tax preparation assistance at two Form 1099, retirement, pension, orlocations beginning Wednesday to help residents The Daegu Tax Center will be open 8:30 a.m. – miscellaneous income (if one was received)through the trials and tribulations of “tax season.” 6:30 p.m. weekdays except Thursdays when it will Documentation relating to interest income, Tax services are open to all authorized be open 1 – 4 p.m. In addition, the Daegu Tax Center dividends, or capital gains distributionsidentification card holders who need assistance in will be open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturdays. Documentation from rental managementpreparing and filing their 2006 federal and state The Camp Carroll Tax Center will be open 9 a.m. Charitable contribution documentation (ifincome tax returns. Those filing the 1040 EZ form – 4:30 p.m. weekdays except Thursdays when it itemizing)may visit on a walk-in basis. All others must make will be open 1 – 4 p.m. A voided check or routing number andan appointment. There is no fee for the service and Before visiting a tax center, Soldiers are required account number for electronic refund or direct depositreturns are filed electronically, ensuring quick to make an appointment with their unit tax advisor. Any other tax documentationresolution. Unit tax advisors will help determine the filing needs Customers can obtain tax forms and track their The Daegu Tax Center is located at the Legal of each individual. If no unit tax advisor is available, electronic returns at the Internal Revenues ServiceAssistance Office, Bldg. 1805, on Camp Henry. The Soldiers are required to call their local tax center in Web site Soldiers with MyPayphone number is 768-7693. At Camp Carroll, visit advance to verify what paperwork will be accounts can obtain their W-2s electronically at thethe Consolidated Legal Office, Bldg T-125 (entrance necessary. MyPay Web site in the rear), for assistance. Call 765-7936 for Taxpayers must bring the following documents, Area IV Tax Centers will operate through Juneinformation or to make appointments. if applicable, to the tax center: 15.MWR employee attends Korean umpire schoolThere isn’t anylanguage barrierwhen it comes totalking baseballBy Galen PutnamArea IV Public Affairs DAEGU – Living in Korea poses anumber of challenges, particularly theability to communicate. For one Area IV PHOTOS BY GALEN PUTNAMcivilian employee, however, the inability John Behrend, Area IV Support Activity Morale, Welfare and Recreation Services Divisionto speak the local language is no supply officer, signals “out” along with fellow classmates Sunday during the Koreanhandicap even though he is attending an Baseball Organization Umpire School at Daegu’s Citizen Park Auxiliary Stadium.intensive training course taughtexclusively in Hangul. said they didn’t have an umpire for the Marine like Behrend, watching just isn’t How can that be? He has a secret game and asked if I would mind the same as participating.weapon … he speaks baseball. umpiring. I said ‘sure’ and that’s when “I’ve never had any formal training John Behrend, Area IV Support I got hooked.” before,” said Behrend who has been inActivity Morale, Welfare and Recreation Behrend, now pushing age 60, played Korea for 14 years. “Most of what I Behrend, an Area IV Support Activity civilianServices Division supply officer, is recreational baseball up until the mid- learned I picked up as a kid watching employee, shares a lighter moment with Wonenrolled in the Korean Baseball 1980’s, but umpiring has always been major league umpires like Jocko Colan, Hyun-shik, a professional umpire and KoreanOrganization Official Umpire School. his true calling. Al Barlick, Emmet Ashford and others. Baseball Organization Umpire School instructorThe school, operated by Daegu Umpire “After I got to where my skills When I was a kid I dreamed of going to prior to the start of class Sunday.Association, boasts 63 students of weren’t quite what they used to be I a professional umpire school but I joined from Daegu’s Samsung Lionswhich Behrend is the first American to started concentrating more on the Marine Corps. That’s why I was professional baseball team. In fact, theever enroll. umpiring,” he said. “This way, I can still excited when I learned about this Lions’ radio broadcast color “I took up umpiring when I was be acquainted with the game.” school.” commentator, Chae Jong-mun,about 16 years old,” said Behrend, For many baseball enthusiasts, sitting As a true fan of the game, Behrend informed him about school.originally from Bremerton, Wash. “The in the stands taking in a game would has become acquainted with several “I helped John fill out his applicationbaseball coach came to me one day and suffice. But for a hands-on retired front office staff members and players See Umpire on Page 28
  • 26. Jan. 26, 200726 Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly 8th Army women’s b-ball tourney a wild ride for champions from Area III Carroll Dental Clinic To Be Closed The Camp Carroll Dental Clinic will be closed Mon. – Feb. 2. Report to Bodine By Galen Putnam Dental Clinic on Camp Walker for all Area IV Public Affairs dental emergencies during this time. Normal operating hours will resume 8:30 CAMP WALKER – After being a.m. Feb. 6. For information, contact forced to forfeit its opening game, Area Staff Sgt. Tiffany Dixon at 765-7925 or III went on to win four consecutive games en route to the 8th Army Women’s Basketball Tournament B&GCA National championship here Saturday. Photography Exhibit The double elimination tournament Child & Youth Services invites you to attend the annual Boys and Girls started Jan. 19 with a face-off between Clubs of America Image Maker host team Area IV and Area I. In an National Photography Exhibit/ evenly matched see-saw game, Area IV Contest Reception and Recognition came out with a 35-34 win thanks to a Ceremony 5:30 – 7 p.m. Tuesday at last second free throw by Natoshia the Evergreen Community Club on Williams. Camp Walker. Photography will be The next game, scheduled for 3:30 on exhibit Monday – Wednesday. p.m. between Area II and Area III, was For information, call Mark Burton at forfeited to Area II because Area III did 764-5722. not arrive on time. “We held off as long as we could Donnie McClurkin while waiting for Area III to arrive, but Concert on the other hand we didn’t want to Grammy Award winning gospel singer give anyone an unfair advantage either,” Donnie McClurkin will perform, 7 p.m. said Tom Corcoran, Area IV sports Wednesday at the Kelly Fitness director. “Even though they forfeited Center on Camp Walker. The show is their first game, they did a great job of free for all ID card holders and coming out of the losers bracket to win authorized guests. For information, the championship. They did a great job call Luis Rios at 764-4440. of representing Area III.” Henry Food Court After their frenetic dash from Camp New Hours Humphreys to Daegu, Area III pulled it The Camp Henry AAFES Food Court together. Already in the hole and playing will have new operation hours out of the losers bracket, they topped Area effective Thursday. New business I, 45-36. In the nightcap, Area II ensured hours will be 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mon – its appearance in the championship round Sat. The facility will be closed by beating Area IV, 49-34. Sundays. For information, call Yi Hye- Saturday started off with Area III kyong at 768-8670. knocking off Area IV with a decisive 60-34 victory. The win put Area III into Racquetball the championship round against Area II. Tournament Coming out of the losers bracket put The 2007 Daegu Area Racquetball Area III at a major disadvantage, meaning Tournament will be held Feb. 6 – 7 at they would have to defeat Area II twice Kelly Fitness Center on Camp Walker. in a row in order to take the crown. PHOTOS BY GALEN PUTNAM Categories include: Men’s and In the first game of the championship Laurie Aaron from Area III dribbles the ball as she is guarded by Norrell Pinkney of Area Women’s Open; Men’s Senior. Entry showdown, Area III posted another II in the championship game of the 2007 8th Army Women’s Basketball Tournament deadline is Feb. 4. For information, call decisive win, 61-31. Despite playing in Saturday at Kelly Fitness Center on Camp Walker. Area III won the game 66-42. Neal Fleisher at 764-4800. their third game of the day, Area III continued to dominate in the final match Black History Month Participants Sought as they rolled to a 66-42 victory and the Area IV Support Activity and 19th 8th Army crown. Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) “We felt a lot of pressure coming out are looking for individuals to assist with of the losers bracket knowing we would or participate in February’s Black have to win three in a row today,” said History Month celebration. Participants Kristal Hoover from Area III. “We only can be artists, poets, historians, singers, had five girls yesterday and added a rappers, dancers or whatever their couple of more players today so it was talent might be. Area IV will also tough, but it feels great to win.” conduct a “Make Your Favorite Soul “We were determined to win today,” Food” tasting contest. For information, said Area III’s Latonja Carroll. “We were call Sgt. 1st Class Adam L. Morrison at tired and we had to stay motivated and 010-8671-4788. hustle, but we managed to hang in there.” Tournament officials were pleased Last Chance For with the outcome. Girl Scout Cookies “Even though they arrived late and Girl Scout cookies will be on sale 11 were short players, Area III showed a a.m. – 6 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Camp Walker lot of grit and determination. They put Main Exchange, and noon – 5 p.m., forth a great effort and didn’t give up,” Feb. 4 at the Taegu Commissary. For said Tom Higgins, Installation information, call Bonnie McCarthy at 010-8671-7640. Management Command – Korea Region Chundra Montgomery from Area III maneuvers Sharon Green from Area II fights for the ball sports director. past Shayla Potter from Area II. during the championship game.
  • 27. The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV Jan. 26, 2007 27501st SBDE conducts public affairs trainingUPARS publicize we need to tell the people and how accurate it should be.”unit mission and After the classes, participants were divided into two groups. One group participated in practical exercises whileaccomplishments the other conducted live practice interviews in front of American Forcesto media, others Network cameras. “Doing the live interviews was theSgt. Yoo Joo-yong best part of the training because it’s more501st SBDE Public Affairs hands on than just reading and listening,” CAMP CARROLL – Unit Public said Pvt. Katrina Jackson, 176thAffairs Representatives from seven Finance Bn., Personnel Office. “If everbattalions gathered Jan. 10 at the I get in touch with the media, I nowconference room of the 501st know what to avoid and what toSustainment Brigade Headquarters answer.”building here for training that would SGT. YOO JOO-YONG Participants said they learned a lotenable them to handle their units’ public Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Bell, AFN Daegu Detachment commander, interviews Staff Sgt. and found the training useful.affairs missions. Donavan Fabien, 25th Transportation Operations NCOIC, as part of the 501st Sustainment “Now I know I’m going to be The purpose of the training was to Brigade’s Unit Public Affairs Representative training. responsible (regarding public affairsensure that every battalion has a issues) and that I will be the voice forrepresentative on orders who could “It also let them know where we export Before the training was held, not my unit,” Barrios said.perform public affairs tasks, such as those things to, like the Web sites and everyone was aware of their specific Thanks to this training, the UPARsgenerating press releases and escorting the Army News Service. [The training] role as a Unit Public Affairs are now expected to be more aware ofmedia, according to Maj. Catherine Morelle- also made sure that they comply with Representative. their duties and fulfill their rolesOliveira, 19th Sustainment Command the Command Inspection Program.” “I didn’t know much about it until successfully,” Morelle-Oliveira said.(Expeditionary) public affairs officer. The participants said the pre-test was now. After the training, I’m now very “We’re expecting that they will at The training started with a short test very effective. well aware of my responsibilities, what least produce some stand-alone photoscomposed of several multiple choice and “It let us know where we were at and I need to do and I really like it,” said which are photos that have a lot ofessay questions. gave us an idea of what we should be Sgt. Estela Barrios, 194th Combat information in the [caption],” she said. “The test focused on their knowledge expected to learn from the training,” said Sustainment Support Battalion Personnel “We will also make sure that they do aof resources, requirements, how to Sgt. Mark D. Hamblin, 176th Finance Office. “I learned how important it is to variety of things that highlight thewrite command information articles and Battalion, Battalion Personnel Office, manage the media, how important it is activities, events and trainingtake photographs,” Morelle-Oliveira said. noncommissioned officer in charge. to have the communications skill, what opportunities of their personnel.”
  • 28. Jan. 26, 200728 Area IV The Morning Calm WeeklyUmpire from Page 25 NEWS & NOTESto join,” Chae said. He was curious to learn about Q. What’s the worst thing that can happen to anKorea’s umpire rules and I think this course will help umpire when he gets home after a game? Camp Carroll Credit Unionhim a lot with his questions.” A. His guide dog bites him. The USA Federal Credit Union’s Camp Carroll One thing Behrend has learned in the course is there Q. What do you call a good umpire? branch is now open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday thruare more similarities than differences when it comes A. Rare. Friday. The credit union does not close for American and Korean baseball. Q. How many umpires does it take to change a For information, contact Charles Hoelderlin at 768- The school, spread over four consecutive weekends light bulb? 7196/6501 or on all aspects on umpiring – rules, A. None, being able to see anything has no relevancepositioning, technique, theory and much more. Behrend to an umpire’s life. COLA Available Forfollows along, page-by-page, in his bulky English rule And, of course there is the all-time classic: The Returning College Studentsbook, as his classmates pour over their equally devil challenged St. Peter to a baseball game. “How Servicemembers are authorized to receive Cost of Living Allowance for returning college students whoponderous Korean tomes. can you win, Satan?” asked St. Peter. “All the famous are command sponsored. To receive this entitlement, “Everything is taught in Hangul but I can understand ballplayers are up here.” “How can I lose?” answered provide the finance office with a DA 4187, copy ofbecause I just match up the pages when we are going Satan. “All the umpires are down here.” orders, and the student’s travel itinerary. Forover the rules,” he said. “The important thing is that “People joke about umpires all the time but I don’t information, contact Capt. Jonathan Westfield at 768-we all speak the language of baseball.” mind because it is all a part of the game,” Behrend 7575 or Behrend’s classmates enrolled in the program for a said. “If you make a bad call you live with it and if it isvariety of reasons and consist primarily of (not correctable you correct the call.” Red Cross To Conductsurprisingly) younger and middle-aged men. There are And for the record, yes, Behrend wears glasses – First Aid Classexceptions, however, in addition to Behrend. The and they are thick. He will have the last laugh, however, The American Red Cross will host a class on adult,youngest participant is a 17 year-old boy. A housewife this Sunday when he receives his official Korean infant and child CPR, Automatic Externalalso enrolled to better learn the technical aspects of Baseball Organization Official Umpire School diploma Defibulator essentials and Standard First Aid 8the game in order to keep up with her baseball fanatic – in Korean. And he will be the only American ever to a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Red Cross Office onhusband and son. An additional motivation for Behrend have earned one. Camp Henry. The cost for this class is $35 andto join was to improve his mechanics. “It is quite an honor to be the first American to participation is limited. For information or to sign “Since I’m self-taught, some of the techniques I’ve graduate and to have survived the rigorous training up, call Jimmy Finch at 768-7462.been using might not have been absolutely correct,” they provided,” he said. “I got corrected, I don’t knowhe said. “This will help me to be a better umpire how many times, but I learned a lot and I’ll be a much Requesting Logistics STAMISbecause now I’ve had formal training in the proper better umpire this upcoming season as I apply what I training requirementsmechanics from professional umpires who really know learned to each and every game.” The 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary),how things should be done correctly.” Behrend’s diploma will certify him to umpire Korean Support Operations Logistic Training Team (LTT) is now requesting Logistics Standard Army Despite their efforts to ensure that players and high school, college and amateur-level games in Management Information Systems trainingspectators alike have an opportunity to enjoy their addition to the American and Korean amateur league requirements for the next 6 months. For morefavorite pastime, umpires might just be the most games he has been calling on-post. information, contact Kevin J. Buehl at 764-5284 ormaligned subset of our society. Take the following for “I’m ready to go,” he said. “I can’t wait to call out, ‘let’s play ball.’
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  • 30. Jan. 26, 200730 Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily Week The Phrase of the Week : “Do I go straight?” Gotbaro Gamnikka? straight Do I go? Vocabulary map ‘chido’ road ‘doro’ entrance ‘ipgu’ Situation of the Week : Driving Week Do you have a road map? Doro chido issumnikka? Is this the fastest way? I giri gajang pparun girimnika. I think we’re lost. Kirul irun gut gassumnida. Do I turn to the right? Oruntchoguro doraya hamnikka? : The engine won’t start. Shidongi an gollimnida. Joint My car has broken down. Chaga umjigiji anssumnida. exercise Korean Expression of the Week Week tests A big gourd ex- intruder Daebak tujutda. ploded scenario It was a hit.
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