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  • 1. Volume 5, Issue 18 P UBLISHED F OR T HOSE S ERVING IN THE R EPUBLIC OF K OREA Feb. 23, 2007 The Morning Calm 15th KSC Area Cub Scouts Weekly is Company wins tour broadcast award station Page 5 Page 10 nline Visit Bell talks toTaegu students See story and additional photos on page 25. GALEN PUTNAMForce increase the Senate Armed Services Committee. “I think that the Army is too small what’s on the horizon; you don’t know what is going to follow. “So if asked for my military advicenecessary for war on for the century that we’re in,” Schoomaker said. “I believe the plan on whether or not we should look at off-ramping or stopping somethingterror,terror, leaders say we have is the proper plan and proper short of 202,000 Marines at this point,” slope to do it. And so my advice would he continued, “I would recommend we be that we complete the plan and we not do that until such time as we thinkBy Sara Wood The extra 65,000 Soldiers and sustain this force. It’s my opinion the that this war against Islamic extremistsAmerican Forces Press Service 27,000 Marines, due to be added by nation can afford it, and it’s necessary is over.” WASHINGTON- The end- 2012, will increase time at home for in this century.” The Army is set to grow at 7,000strength increases in the Army and units between deployments and will Advocating for the increase in the Soldiers per year, and the Marines atMarine Corps will help reduce strain prepare the forces for missions in Marine Corps, Conway said, “I believe 5,000 per year. Schoomaker andon the forces and position them for the areas besides Iraq and Afghanistan, we’re a nation at war. I think that Conway said this rate of growth willlong war against terrorism, the leaders Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker, Army chief Afghanistan and Iraq represent theof the two services said in of staff, and Gen. James T. Conway, first battles of this long war. And Icongressional testimony last Thursday. commandant of the Marine Corps, told think, like in any war, you don’t know See Force Page 4 Force,
  • 2. 2 Feb. 23, 2007 Commentary The Morning Calm Weekly MP Blotter The following entries were excerpted from the United States Forces Korea and the Korean Yellow Dust: persons with lung diseases (such asmilitary police blotters. These entries may beincomplete and do not imply the guilt or innocence Meteorological Administration have Are you prepared? asthma), heart disease or diabetesof any person. Special to The Morning Calm Weekly revised their warnings • Keep windowsArea 1Wrongful Use of Prescription Medication, concerning increase in and doors closedInvestigation established probable cause to believe Yellow dust coming from the Gobi Desert in • Remove contact lenses and wear glassesSubject 1 committed the offense of Wrongful Use China. The following information about • Brush your teeth and wash your hands, faceof a Controlled Substance when he utilized a fellow yellow dust was extracted from a handout and eyes with warm water upon returningSoldier’s prescription medication and tested provided by USFK to prepare you for this indoorspositive for amphetamines during a unitadministered urinalysis test. On Feb. 13, Subject 1 health risk: • Drink plenty of water to keep your tearswas interviewed under rights advisement and o What is it? Inhalable particles flowing welladmitted to utilizing an unknown Soldier’s that originate from dry, desert regions of • Use air filters to keep air clear, and humidifierprescription. This is a final report. China and Mongolia. to increase indoor humidity level o What does it do? In sufficient • Wash fruits and vegetables exposed to YellowArea 2 concentration, fine particles can obscure Sand before consumptionAssault Consummated by a Battery, D/V, Subject 1and Victim 1 were involved in a verbal altercation visibility, irritate soft tissues in the eyes, • Wash hands carefully before handling foodwhich turned physical, when Subject 1 struck Victim nose, mouth, and throat, and cause or • Don’t burn candles and don’t smoke indoors1 numerous times in the facial area with an open exacerbate respiratory and cardiovascular After the Yellow Sand/dust storm has cleared:hand. Victim 1 declined medical attention and left problems. • Air out room/housethe scene before MP arrived. Subject 1 was o When does it happen? Yellow • Wash objects exposed to dust before usingapprehended and transported to Yongsan PMOwhere he was administered a series of FSTs, which Sand events usually occur during the spring them – do this carefully to keep from stirring uphe failed. Subject 1 was not advised of his legal (March, April and May). Since 1999, the dustrights due to his suspected level of intoxication. Yellow Sand events have also occurred Check the current Yellow Sand concentration atSubject 1 was processed and released to his during winter months. your location at Victim 1 reported to the Yongsan PMO o What can I do? index.html, click on Yellow Sand, or http://and rendered a written sworn statement attestingto the incident, at which time she incriminated During the Yellow Sand/dust storm: by stating that she struck Subject 1 first. • Avoid outdoor activities, especially default.asp. For more information, contact 18THVictim 1 was then advised of her legal rights, which the elderly, young children, and MEDCOM at 736-3025/3033.she waived, rendering a written sworn statementadmitting to the offenses. Victim 1 was processed FDA warns against eating peanut butterand released on her own recognizance. Victim 1sustained no visible injuries. Subject #1 wasprocessed and released on his own recognizance.SWS was notified. This is a final report. Product may be of the jar that begins with the Salmonella can invade the number “2111.” bloodstream and cause life-Area 3Larceny of Private Funds, Person(s) unknown, by contaminated with Both the Peter Pan and Great threatening infections. Value brands are manufactured in Individuals who have recentlymeans unknown, removed funds from Victim 1’sdebit card account. Victim 1’s debit card was Salmonella a single facility in Georgia by eaten Peter Pan and Great Valuesecured and attended. ECOL is $532.00. The AFFES Media ConAgra. Great Value peanut brand peanut butter beginning withinvestigation continues by MPI. Special to The Morning Calm Weekly butter made by other manufacturers product code 2111 and have The Food and Drug is not affected. experienced any of these symptomsArea 4 Administration (FDA) is warning If consumers have any of this should contact their doctor or healthUnderage Drinking, while conducting ID checks at consumers not to eat certain jars Peter Pan or Great Value brand care provider immediately. Any suchGate 4, MP detected a strong odor of an alcoholic of Peter Pan peanut butter or Great illnesses should be reported to state peanut butter in their home that hasbeverage emitting from Subject 1’s person. Further Value peanut butter due to risk of been purchased since May 2006, or local health authorities.investigation revealed that Subject 1 was underthe legal age to consume alcohol. Subject 1 was contamination with Salmonella they should discard it. FDA’s warning is based on a just-administered a series of FSTs, which he failed. Tennessee (a bacterium that Symptoms of foodborne illness completed epidemiological study bySubject 1 was apprehended and transported to the causes foodborne illness). caused by Salmonella include fever, the Centers for Disease Control andCamp Carroll PMO where he was administered a The affected jars of Peter Pan diarrhea and abdominal cramps. InPBT with a result of 0.059 percent BAC and released and Great Value peanut butter have persons with poor underlying healthto his unit. This is a final report. a product code located on the lid or weakened immune systems, See FDA Page 4 FDA, 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- Editor Andre Butler 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. Staff Writer Sue Silpasornprasit responsible for commercial is confirmed, the printer shall The editorial content of this weekly advertising. The appearance of refuse to print advertising from publication is the responsibility of the Area I Area III advertising in this publication, that source until the violation is IMCOM-Korea, Public Affairs, APO AP Commander Col. Forrest R. Newton Commander Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr. including inserts or supplements, corrected. 96205. Public Affairs Officer Margaret Banish-Donaldson Public Affairs Officer Bob McElroy does not constitute endorsement CI Officer James F. Cunningham CI Officer F. Neil Neeley President: Charles Chong Circulation: 9,500 by the U.S. Army or Oriental Commercial Advertising Press of the products or services Telephone: 738-5005 advertised. Fax: 02-793-5701 SUBMISSIONS OR COMMENTS: Area II Area IV Commander Col. Ron Stephens Commander Col. John E. Dumoulin Jr. Everything advertised in this E-mail: Phone: DSN 738-3355 publication shall be made Public Affairs Officer Vacant Public Affairs Officer Kevin Jackson Mail address: Oriental Press, Fax: DSN 738-3356 available for purchase, use or CI Officer David McNally CI Officer Galen Putnam PSC 450, Box 758, APO AP E-mail: MorningCalmWeekly patronage without regard to race, 96206-0758 Staff Writer Cpl. Lee Yang-won religion, gender, national origin, Sustain, Support and Defend
  • 3. The Morning Calm Weekly News Feb. 23, 2007 3 USFK commander puts university area off-limitsThe commander of United StatesForces Korea has designated theHongdae/Hongik University area inSeoul off-limits to all USFK servicemembers, civilian employees,contractor employees and their familymembers between the hours of 9 p.m.and 5 a.m. daily for reasons of forceprotection.The Hongdae/Hongik University areais located about two miles west ofYongsan Main Post, immediatelysouthwest of the Sinchon subwaystation and rotary and includes theHongdae bar district.This order does not apply to KATUSASoldiers or Korean employees.For more details and maps go to theforce protection page on DoD Cilvilian Volunteers neededfor Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq COURTESY TRADOCThe Department of Defense needs Soldiers train for IED and other situations they may the most recent training, an extra training aid wasDoD civilian volunteers to serve with encounter in Iraq on convoys and maneuvers. In introduced to create a realistic setting for the Soldiers.the Department of State’s Provincial Training aidsReconstruction Teams (PRTs) in Iraq. are essential for going out on convoys and maneuvers,The PRTs are operated under the because they are directly training the students and for whenauthority of the Department of State, the cadre leave here ... and go back to line units,” said Executive Officer 1st Lt. Matt Foster. make Armyto promote security and economicdevelopment in Iraq, and to assist the Special to this and subsequent exercises are the realisticIraqi people in rebuilding and training aids.administering their country. A Foreign The unit employed actual IED simulators and paintball warrior tasksService Officer leads the PRTs, which guns which are replicas of M-4s, M-16s, and AK-47s.will comprise of military members, “The training aids are a lot better than when I was goingForeign Service officers, DoDcivilians, other Federal civilians, and thorough basic and AIT,” said Sgt. 1st Class Michael Case, training morecontractors. The period of service is U.S. Army Intelligence Center.9-12 months, although shorter periods “We have IED simulators which are not just somethingof service may be considered. we have to point at saying, ‘This is what it looks like.’” realisticFor appilcations go and additional “Soldiers actually get the loud explosion right by theirinformation go to http:// vehicle.” Army jobs The training aids add realism because Soldiers can actuallycan be found at the Army link on that By Rob Martinez see the marks made by the exploded IED or where thesite. Announments will close Feb. 26. TRADOC News Service paintballs hit. FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. — Cadre of Company “It’s much better than the MILES (A laser system used Culinary Arts Award Ceremony B, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion completed the to detect hits) gear,” said Pvt. Allen Wrozek, Company B, The Team Korea Culinary Arts Award evaluation part of two weeks of training, Saturday. 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, who helped maintain Ceremony will be held Feb. 26 at the Dragon Hill Lodge. It will take place The cadre had trained during hours outside of teaching the paintball guns during the exercise. on the Mezzanine Balcony from 1 p.m. classes. “You actually feel this stuff, not just hear an annoying to 2 p.m. The team will represent Korea “We’ve organized the permanent party FTX so Soldiers beep,” he said. at Fort Lee, Va., later this year. Brig. go through different battle drills ... making sure our “They actually jam up if you don’t use them right, so they’re Gen. Al Aycock will host the event. permanent party stays current with TRADOC tasks that more realistic.” Korean National Employee’s Leave and Earnings statement to be Peninsula-wide Tax Centers open for 2007 season Peninsula-wide Tax discontinued Area I Activities Center (bus terminal), room 113 with CPAC and the Legal Assistance Office) OIC: Capt. Stacy Cohen Phone: 725-1040 Phone: 768-6680Starting the pay period, March 2007, Camp Casey at Maude Hall, Bldg 2440, Suite Open: Jan. 31 – May 10 (opens at 4 p.m. Open: Jan. 31 - June 15printing and mailing hard copies of 241 after ceremony) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 a.m.Korean National employee Leave and Phone: 730-3598 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday – 6:30 p.m.; Thursday 1 - 5:30 p.m.; Open: Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday from 1- 6 Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Closed Sundays,Earnings Statements will be p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. - holidays and training holidaysdiscontinued. LESs have been 5p.m.; Thursday 1 - 8 p.m.; Sundays and holidays and training holidaysavailable to all since March 2003. Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed Sundays, Camp Carroll at Bldg T-125Korean National employees can view Mondays and holidays and training holidays Area III Phone: 765-7136 OIC: Capt. Brian Tomasovic Open: Jan. 31 – June 15and print LESs by accessing the KN Camp Humphreys at Bldg S-262 (across Camp Red Cloud mobile tax center Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 a.m.Pay LES System (KNLESS) at the 175th Location: Freeman Hall from CAC, next to Red Cross) – 4:30 p.m.; Thursday 1 - 4:30 p.m.; ClosedFinancial Management Center website 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 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 Osan Air BaseKNLESS maintains all KN employees’ a.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday by appointment Camp Stanley mobile tax center POC:Tech Sgt. BoyceLESs from March 2003 to present. This Location: Bldg 2305 only; Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Bldg 788, Rm 26change will enhance employee’s Opens: March 1 Closed Sundays, holidays and training Call 784-8935 for more informationcustomer service efficiency. Wednesdays only 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. holidaysFor additional information, contact Kunsan Air Base Area II Area IV Bldg 755, 3rd FloorKim, Pyong-Chin at 725-3623. OIC: Capt. Denise O’Connell OIC: Capt. Eric Christeson Appointment onlyEmail Kim at Yongsan Main Post at Moyer Community Camp Henry at Bldg 1805 (building shared Call 782-1250
  • 4. Feb. 23, 20074 The Morning Calm WeeklyForce from Page 1be sustainable without additional to get ahead of the program, and thatincentives to serve or a diminished means adequate funding in a timelyquality of recruits. fashion to get ahead of where we have Last year was the best recruiting to go.”year in nine years for the Army’s Conway said that the equipmentactive force and 13 years for the status of non-deployed Marine forcesreserve force, Schoomaker said. The is generally good, but training is aArmy also has exceeded goals this concern.year and is on track to continue to do Marine units often have short timesso, he said. The Marine Corps will add at home between deployments, so theyadditional recruiters to meet the growth spend their time focused on training forgoal and also will appeal to Marines Iraq instead of training on alternatewho are now serving and those who tasks, such as amphibious operations,have just separated from service, mountain and combined arms live-fireConway said. maneuvers, he said. While the troop increase will be “These additional Marines will allowhelpful in the long term, both leaders us the additional dwell time needed toexpressed concern about the train at home station and sharpen thosereadiness of non-deployed forces. skills that could be required of us in The Army started the war on terror the next contingency, thereby reducingwith a $56 billion deficit in equipment, future operational and strategic risks,”Schoomaker said. In the five years Conway said.since, the Army has been expanding The leaders also talked about theand transforming, and ongoing upcoming surge of 21,500 additionaloperations have accelerated the troops into Baghdad and Anbardepreciation and loss of equipment. As province in Iraq. Schoomaker said thata result, the Army has had to move the five Army brigades being sent toequipment from units in the United Baghdad are “only the tip of theStates to those deploying to ensure the iceberg,” as combat support units willforward forces are fully equipped, he be needed for those forces. In addition,said. an additional brigade is going into The units operating in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the number ofAfghanistan are fully trained, equipped embedded trainers is being increased.and led, Schoomaker emphasized, but Conway indicated the Marines wouldsomething must be done to make up not need any additional forces beyondfor the lack in non-deployed forces. what has been announced, because“We can’t do it by keeping shooting they rely on the Army for theater-levelbehind the ducks,” he said. “We have logistics.FDA from Page 2Prevention (CDC), the states and local beginning with product code 2111 thathealth agencies, which links 288 cases already was distributed. The companyof foodborne illness in 39 states to also is destroying all affected productsconsumption of varying types of Peter in their possession. The company willPan peanut butter. cease production until the exact cause This report was provided to FDA of contamination can be identified andon Feb. 13. The outbreak appears to eliminated. ConAgra will advisebe ongoing and the first consumer may consumers to destroy any Peter Panhave become ill in August 2006. and Great Value brand peanut butter The cause of foodborne illnesses beginning with product code 2111 incan be difficult to identify. As a result their possession.of extensive epidemiological testing To assist in this endeavor, FDA hasand recent case control studies, CDC sent investigators to ConAgra’swas recently able to identify Peter Pan processing plant in Sylvester, Georgiapeanut butter as the likely cause of where the products are made toillness. Great Value brand peanut review records, collect productbutter beginning with product code samples and conduct tests for2111 is manufactured in the same plant Salmonella Peter Pan peanut butter and, thus, FDA will provide regular updates asis believed to be at similar risk of more information becomes available.contamination. Consumers who have questions ConAgra is recalling all Peter Pan should logon to the USFK Website.and Great Value peanut butter Submitting to The Morning Calm Weekly Send Letters to the Editor, guest commentaries, story submissions and other items for inclusion in The Morning Calm Weekly to: For all submitted items include a point of contact name and telephone number. All items are subject to editing for content and to insure they conform with Department of Defense and Associated Press guidelines. Deadline for submission is close of business the Friday prior to publication.
  • 5. Feb. 23, 2007 Page 5 JIM CUNNINGHAMYi, Kun-tok, commander 15th KSC Company, holds the company colors while employees attach the safety award ribbon. The 15th KSC earned the award by staying accident free during 2006.15th KSC Company awarded for safetyBy Jim Cunningham safety hazards along with you. And, I will The company moved from Camp Red with the 20th KSC in July 1971; inArea I Public Affairs conduct all Cloud to Camp Stanley September 1992, the 15th KSC Co., began CAMP STANLEY—The 15th company “This award is from the Sept. 30, 2005 as part to support the U.S. Army garrison.Korean Service Corps earned the 2006 training in U.S. Army and presented of the 2nd Infantry “Across the peninsula, the 15th KSCstreamer for safety for their unit colors Feb. accordance with8. U.S. Army to the 15th KSC Field D i v i s i o n transformation. Company is composed of Korean National indirect-hire civilians who “This award is from the U.S. Army training principles Section, U.S. Army The KSC, a perform combat service support duties,”and is presented to the 15th KSC Field and standards.” Garrison-Uijeongbu, for paramilitary labor Yi said. “The KSC supports the activitiesSection, U.S. Army Garrison-Uijeongbu, “We have had outstanding achievement force of 153 of the 2nd ID, 19th Theater Supportfor outstanding achievement in prevention no accidents in prevention of accidents employees at USAG- Command, 18th Medical Command andof accidents from Oct. 1, 2005 to Sept. 30, during the past Uijeongbu, supports the Defense Commissary Agency.”2006,” said Col. Forrest Newton, garrison year,” Yi said. from Oct. 1, 2005 to Sept. both the U.S. Forces The 15th also provides an 8th U.S.commander, USAG-Uijeongbu. “This is “That is the 30, 2006.” Korea and 8th U.S. Army mobile labor force,” Yi added.absolutely an outstanding achievement.” reason we Col. Forrest Newton, USAG- Army during armistice The 15th KSC Co., supports the goals received the Uijeongbu, commander. commander. and wartimeand the initiatives of the U.S. Army and safety award operations.the Korean Service Corps in making safety today.” At present, theone of their foremost priorities in preventing The reason roles of the companyand reducing accidents, Newton said. 15th KSC Company is so safe has to do are designed to parallel the wartime mission “I believe only a well-organized and with a ‘safety first’ attitude as his command as closely as possible, and to provide anhighly specialized company can become a goes about their ever day business. experience base for expansion if a shootingstrong force to accomplish our peacetime “We have many jobs here, everything war resumes.and wartime missions,” said Yi Kun-tok, from barracks renovations to preparing In March 1954, the 15th KSC Companycommander, 15th KSC Company, when equipment for rail movement, sling-loading was formed in Uijeongbu with 350taking charge in February last year. “I will helicopters, even mortuary affairs,” Yi personnel to support the Special Troops Col. Forrest Newton,USAG-Uijeongbufocus on safety management, and I will explained. “A ‘safety first’ attitude is Unit, Headquarters, and 1 Corps Group at commander, reads safety award citationendeavor to minimize the potentialities on mandatory to do the job right.” Camp Red Cloud. The 15th KSC combined during the presentation Feb. 8.
  • 6. 6 Feb. 23, 2007 Area I The Morning Calm Weekly Substance Abuse Intervention CourseThere will be a substance abuseintervention class held at the Camp RedCloud Education Center room 209,bldg. number S-58, Feb. 28 from 9 to 11a.m. For more information call: 732-9060. Casey Beauty Shop Renovation The Camp Casey Beauty Shop isscheduled for a facility upgrade toimprove the current facility from March12 through 14. For more informationcall: 732-6263. Promotion Points for AFTB ClassA total of four promotion points canbe awarded for 40 accumulative hoursof course instruction and training. Formore information call: 221-3958. Black History Month CelebrationBlack History Month Extravaganza andTribute to Harriet Tubman will be held JIM CUNNINGAHMat CRC Community Activity Center Alternating broadcasters take calls and ask questions of representatives from all aspects of garrisonFeb. 16 at 6 p.m. Camp Casey life during the radio town hall meeting Feb. 14. Casey holds town hall in media centerCommunity Activity Center tomorrowat 5 p.m. For more information call: 732-9187. By Jim Cunningham “Since the Better Opportunities for The media center will hold a special Mardi Gras Celebration Area I Public Affairs Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers AAFES and commissary councilCan’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi CAMP CASEY—A successful forum at Casey, we have opened up an meeting Feb. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.Gras? Come to Camp Casey for a Mardi town hall meeting at Camp Casey means Arts and Craft center,” Hodges said. “We “If you are concerned about the PXGras celebration in the DigitalConference Center March 10 at 3 p.m. getting information out to as many also have improved our services at and the commissary anyone can have aFor more information call: 732-9187. Soldiers as possible. Doing so took the Maude Hall. Its tax time, so now a chance to discuss the issues during that form of a radio call-in show broadcast Soldier can go to Maude Hall and get his meeting,” Hodges said. “This will be an Customer Service Excellence from the new Electronic Media Center or her taxes prepared.” opportunity to improve and enhance Course on Camp Casey Feb. 14. Hodges went on to explain other many of our services at Camp Casey.”The customer service excellence Representatives from all aspects of changes that have taken place. There is Announcements about the Mardi Grascourse will be offered March 8 through garrison life were a new automatic and Easter celebrations highlighted the9 at CRC Education Center room 207. present to answer “If you are concerned teller machine near middle of the hour during the town hall.Each applicant needs to get in to the questions from the Fires Brigade “At 3 p.m. March 10 is Mardi Gras,”CHRTAS to register for the course. For Soldiers who called about the PX and the and a new Army Hodges said. “We will have Mardi Grasmore information call: 732-9060. in during the show. commissary we will have and Air Force at this site with beads and all that Mardi “There are many new results a chance to discuss the Exchange Service Gras celebration is supposed to be. In 2007 Federal Asian/Pacific facility at April, we are going to have an Easter American Council Meritorious since the last town issues during the PX and Rodriguez Range. extravaganza. Service Award hall meeting,” said commissary meeting.” Callers had a “We will have events from the theaterFPAC is soliciting nominations for the Lt. Col. Terry wide range of all the way to the Warrior Club April 8.2007 Meritorious Service Award for Hodges, Camp “This will be an questions as the April 26 we will have an open house hereMilitary Personnel. For more Casey garrison opportunity to improve town hall in the media center. All the servicesinformation call: 703-696-5444. commander. and enhance our services progressed. The including the PX and commissary will “There is a new bus first one was ‘Will at Camp Casey.” have exhibits at the open house. I expect Voting Slogan Contest route from Camp Camp Casey close everyone to attend.”The 2008 primary and general elections Casey to Camp Terry Lt. Col. Terry Hodges, USAG- and will Soldiers atneed a slogan to inspire interest and Stanley. From the Camp Casy commander. commander. Casey move toparticipation. Submit your entries Directorate of C a m ptoday. For more information call: 723- Public Works, Humphreys.’7514. renovations of “One thing Camp Casey and Camp Hovey chapels about being a garrison commander is I Texas Hold’em Tournament are completed; if you go to the chapels don’t have to make that decision,”A Texas Hold’em tournament will be now you will see a tremendous place to Hodges said. “Our job is to provide theheld tomorrow and Sunday at Casey worship, and we plan on continuing to best base operations services that weWarrior’s Club. For more Information improve.” can.”call: 732-9187. The DPW is renovating and Questions to the Red Cross were improving more than 16 buildings in the about where and when parents could AAFES and DECA Meeting Casey enclave, Hodges explained. There take classes in cardio pulmonaryThere will be a AAFES and DECA will be more Strike Team action to resuscitation. CPR classes will be heldmeeting today in the Digital Conference improve things as Soldiers see them and March 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maj. Andrew Powell, FNP OIC, PrimaryCenter. For more information call: 730- make them known to the command. Camp Casey Red Cross Center. Care Area, answers questions about the4466. dental program during town hall meeting.
  • 7. Area IThe Morning Calm Weekly Feb. 23, 2007 7USO holds foreign fROM PAGE 5spouses meetingBy Jim Cunningham May we will do another CourageousArea I Public Affairs Channel exercise. I ask all of you to help CAMP CASEY — The most us find those personnel who have not comeimportant meetings held in Area I are the on line and registered for NEO. We needforeign spouses meetings held at the Camp to get everyone registered so we canCasey USO. The latest meeting was held account for everyone if we need toFeb. 7 imparting information from Lt. Col. evacuate.”Terry Hodges, garrison commander, Camp Hodges stressed how important it is toCasey, and Faith Barnes and Gwendolyn register children in the DBIDS system.McCarthy of Army Community Services. “If they are 10 years old or younger, The Pear Blossom Cottage remodeling they must be in the DBIDS system,”at Camp Casey should start in March or Hodges said. “We have designed MaudeApril, according to Hodges. Hall to be as user friendly as possible. You JIM CUNNINGAHM “Our next objective is to fix the need to go there and register your children Lt. Col. Terry Hodges, commander, Camp Casey, makes announcements andplaygrounds and other things,” Hodges said. in the DBIDS system. I need your help to answers questions during the USO foreign spouses meeting at Camp Casey.“Also, I have asked the Army andAir Force make sure your NEO packet is up-to- date.” to obtain a visa. “If you are pregnant, how much moneyExchange Service and Directorate of Public The New Spouses Orientation “Don’t wait until your husband tells you will you need to look after your baby?”Works to look at the washing machines at meetings are very important for spouses he is leaving in three months,” Barnes said. McCarthy asked. “Most of you, if you areCamp Hovey and add additional machines.” new to Area I, according Barnes. Anyone “Don’t wait that long because it can take here after 2005, are on the Standard Care Hodges also asked all spouses to attendan AAFES and commissary committee can attend the orientation longer for the packet to be processed.” plan. What this means to you is that TriCaremeeting Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. “The New Spouses Orientation is not Financial readiness also is important to will pay 80 percent of your medical cost. “I know some of you have made just for new spouses,” Barnes said. everyone, according McCarthy. You will have to pay 20 percent. Here iscomments about: ‘I put an order in to the “Everyone can attend the orientation. That “Everyone should have a financial short the kicker. In Yongsan, 121 Hospital doescommissary for meat and it came back way everyone gets more information in term, intermediate term and long term plan,” not have the facilities to deliver all the babiessaying the item was not available,’ when addition to the information you get here at McCarthy said. “Short term plans are for a being born in the Area. If you are referredyou go in the commissary you find it on the the USO.” year to two years, intermediate plans are to a host nation hospital, they will notshelf. One thing we are going to do is have Those attending the orientation are two to five years, and long term plans are discharge you or the baby until the cost isthe commissary manager in Yongsan come briefed by all the Army agencies on post, five years or longer.” paid. Another cost in your plan would beup here to answer your questions,” Hodges Barnes explained. The meetings are held Committing these plans to paper is very the cost of delivery for your baby.You shouldsaid. “If you have issues with the Post the second Wednesday of the month at important, McCarthy said. When you forget have anywhere from $3,000 to $4,000 inExchange or the commissary, you can bring Camp Casey, and at Camp Red Cloud the something in your plan, you can always go your short term financial plan.”them up to the managers.” third Wednesday of the month. to the paper and refresh your memory. An example of intermediate financial Listing dependents on the DBIDS Before a Soldier gets married he or she “For example, when you get married, plan items is the trip spouses would take tosystem is a very important message to all should plan to fill out the initial packet for on your short term plan should be to get go to the United States, McCarthy said. Inthe spouses. the I-130 visa application for his or her new your visa as soon as possible,” McCarthy the U.S., the culture lives on credit. Spouses “We have just completed a Department spouse, Barnes explained. Soldiers should said. “Furthermore, the cost of the visa should plan to build a credit rating as soonof Defense IG inspection on noncombatant make an appointment with the U.S. should be included in your short term plan.” as possible.evacuation operations,” Hodges said. Citizenship and Immigration Service Pregnant spouses should have the birth “It will be your responsibility to take care“Many of you know folks that should be immediately to ensure their packet will be of their child included on their short-term of your credit,” McCarthy said. “Yourinvolved in the NEO exercises. In April or processed in time for his or her new spouse plan, McCarthy said. husband cannot do it for you.”
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  • 9. Feb. 23, 2007 Page 9AAFES answers taxi service questionsBy David McNallyArea II Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — Many Area IIcommunity members count on Arirang World CupTaxi for transportation needs. The company has acontract with the Army and Air Force ExchangeService to provide taxi service to Area II. At a Feb. 9 Better Opportunities for Single andUnaccompanied Soldiers, or BOSS, meeting, Soldierscommunicated their concerns about taxi service.Many Soldiers felt AAFES taxi fares need to beaddressed. “Pricing is generally what most people don’tunderstand,” said AAFES Area II General ManagerRon Daugherty. “Customers need to know how thefares are calculated and where to comment if theyhave a concern.” The cost of an AAFES taxi ride is calculated ondistance and the amount of time it takes to reach adestination. “Because of the time delay in heavy traffic, fares DAVID MCNALLYcould be higher during peak hours,” Daugherty said. A customer escapes the rain with a ride in an Army and Air Force Exchange Service taxi at the Dragon Hill Lodge taxi stand. The initial charge to take an AAFES taxi is $2.30. taxi industry standard throughout Korea. being requested by the customer.”After the initial charge, the remainder of the ride is Another concern BOSS members addressed is Daugherty said another common question is thecalculated by distance and time in 30-cents-per-unit the change being offered by taxi drivers. “ride-along policy.”increments. There is an additional 20 percent late- “Taxi drivers should always be ready to give exact “Let’s say two customers get in a taxi at point Anight premium on taxi rides taken between midnight change,” Daugherty said. “Many customers do not and when they arrive at point B, customer one getsand 4 a.m. ask for the change back and that’s all right, but all out of the cab. Then the second customer travels to Daugherty said the night differential charge is a drivers should be ready to make change without it See Taxi Page 12 axi,Yongsan Reggie’s wins most improved award AER campaignBy David McNallyArea II Public Affairs set to kick off YONGSAN GARRISON — The By Tamara SternbergU.S. Army Family and Morale, Area II Public AffairsWelfare and Recreation Command YONGSAN GARRISON —announced awards for branded Army The 2007 Army Emergency Reliefrestaurants worldwide. Among 11 campaign begins March 1 with thewinning facilities, officials selected goal of reaching out to everyReggie’s at the Yongsan Main Post servicemember.Club as “most improved.” On Yongsan, the AER office is Area II MWR Business Manager located in the Army CommunityDan Melton feels they won the award Services building, on the secondbecause they turned the restaurant into floor, room 211, which is small,a profitable operation. comfortable, and, most “Walter Cade and I took Reggie’s importantly, private.from a $50,000 loss to putting it in the “We get people all across theblack,” Melton said. “We have spectrum coming through here,improved customer service by 100 enlisted, officers, everyone,” saidpercent and set the standards for what DAVID MCNALLY Army Emergency Relief Sectionpeople want and accept.” Main Post Club Food and Beverage Manager Mark McIntosh and a staff member prepare Officer Allison Blake, gesturing to Main Post Club Manager Walter meals at Reggie’s. the door, “You’ll notice that exceptCade helped to implement new buffet and be of any assistance they can,” Reggie’s is a place that people want for my sign-in sheet, no one’sand catering menus. Melton said. “All I can say is, they are to come to and people talk about.” name appears anywhere in this “Walter is a ‘people person’ and has an outstanding bunch of employees and Area II MWR Director Paul office.”turned the attitudes of the employees I love them and thank them all for what Robinson had nothing but praise for Blake said there is an importantaround,” Melton said. “We have also they do.” Melton and Cade. element of confidentiality with thishired some new employees with good One year ago Reggie’s was coming “They were the two that turned that sort of work.customer service skills. The bottom line out of two and a half year long place around,” he said. Most people in Area II comeis, we give the customer what they renovation and trying to change their The new conference center, new to AER looking for emergencywant.” image again. menus and the Reggie’s Express funds for travel because of illness Melton said the staff works “This gave us the chance to do what Snack Bar being open until midnight or death in the family. Blake saidtogether and knows what it takes to our customers wanted and make many on Friday and Saturday and from 6 taking emergency leave frommake Reggie’s a well-oiled machine. changes to give back to the a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday See AER Page 12 AER, “The staff is always there to serve community,” Melton said. “Today, See Award Page 12 ward,
  • 10. 10 Feb. 23, 2007 Area II The Morning Calm Weekly Visitor Center OpenThe Camp Coiner Gate 20 VisitorCenter renovation is complete. Thecenter is now open. Army Emergency ReliefThe 2007 Army Emergency Reliefcampaign begins March 1. AER is aprivate nonprofit organization withzero funding from the government. Thekey to a successful fund-raisingcampaign is the unit keyperson. TheArea II goal for this year’s campaignis 100 percent contact of eligiblecontributors. There will be key persontraining at the Army CommunityService classroom, Bldg. 4106 onYongsan South Post. For information,call 723-4197. Coaches NeededArea II is looking for coaches to coachthe Yongsan Men and Women Post PFC. JUNG JAE-HOONLevel Softball Teams for the 2007 Area II Cub Scouts take a look “behind-the-scenes” of a news production session Feb.13 at American Forces Network-Korea television studios.season. Interested personnel shouldsubmit their resume to the Area IISports Office no later than March 15.This programs runs from April 1 Cub Scouts tour AFN Korea By Sgt. Lee Yang-won “It was a great tour,” said Cub Scouts parent Trinidadthrough Aug. 31 2007. For information,call 738-8608. Area II Public Affairs Catelo. “The kids were really interested in how an actual YONGSAN GARRISON — A local den of six Cub broadcast was recorded and what the studio looked like.” Theater Auditions Scouts discovered the broadcasting world Feb. 13 at the “I think what’s great about AFN is that it relates itself toThe Missoula Children’s Theatre is American Forces Network-Korea during a field trip. the kids because kids are all silenced by television,” saidcoming to town. There will be open The tour was part of the cub scouts’ “Go see it” program, Network Production Noncommissioned Officer-in-chargeauditions for students Kindergarten which is a required task for members to complete. The Sgt. 1st Class Heatherann Bozeman. “It was a successfulthrough 12th grade 3 p.m. March 5 atthe Seoul American Elementary parents arranged the visit for the children. tour. These kinds of visits are positive because theSchool Gymnasium. The play will be “It’s something children never get to see often and we community members get to understand the missions of aRumpelstiltskin with two performances figured since the place is so close, it’s an opportunity for unit better.”2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 10 at the Seoul them to see how a TV station runs,” said Area II She said she was inspired how the parents were involvedAmerican High School Auditorium. Commander Col. Ron Stephens. “AFN did a really good with the children during the activity.The play will be free to the public. For job for us.” “It was quite beautiful to see really busy men dedicateinformation, call 738-5556. Stephens is the father of a proud Cub Scout. their time for their sons,” she said. The tour offered a short video clip introducing what AFN “It was really fun,” said 6-year-old Cub Scout Antonio Library Events does, visits to television studios, and the Eagle FM studio. Catelo.February is Black History Heritage Buccaneers cheerleaders come to YongsanMonth see Yongsan Library’s bookdisplay and bibliography. The librarywill present a “Meet the Artist”session with Gia Son 11 a.m. Feb. 24 at By Pfc. Jung Jae-hoonthe meeting room. There will be Area II Public Affairsrefreshments. YONGSAN GARRISON — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders AFCEA Luncheon excited Area II community membersSeoul Chapter of the Armed Forces with huge smiles, Feb. 13 at the MainCommunications and Electronics Exchange. The cheerleaders visitedAssociation invites you to attend their Yongsan Garrison from 11:30 a.m. tonext luncheon to honor past board 12:30 p.m., Tuesday for a briefmembers and induct newly elected autograph session at the Mainboard members 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. ontoday, at the Hartell House. Open to Exchange.current, potential, and non-members. “We are here to visit the troops andBuffet is $15 (includes drink, buffet show our appreciation,” said Tampaand gratuity) For information, call Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader Aimee723-6191. Perkins. “We’re trying to give them a little piece of back home in the states.” P .J J - FC UNG AE HOON Faithlift 2007 The cheerleaders talked and took A Yongsan Soldier meets with members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders squadAn Interdenominational Christian pictures with a long line of U.S. Feb. 13 at the Main Exchange during an autograph and photo session.Women’s Weekend will be held March Servicemembers and civilians who2-3 at South Post Chapel and Dragon came for autographs. hands, to enjoy time with the famous Soldiers,” said 106th MedicalHill Lodge. Register by Feb. 16 at “We are all excited to be here, women. Detachment Pvt. John Blankenshipchapel services. For information, call everyone is so warm and welcoming,” “I’m not a big fan of the Buccaneers “Everyone were excited to see them.”010-7114-0593. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers said Tampa Bay Buccaneers but the cheerleaders were beautiful so cheerleader Tomoko Kojima. “We I thought I should get their autographs,” cheerleaders left with a promise to Area II Web SiteFor more community notes, news and want to lift up the sprits and show how said United Nation Command Security come back soon. much we appreciate them for what Battalion – Joint Security Area Spc. “Thank you for your service andinformation, visit the Area II Web siteat they are doing.” Lee Vampola. your dedication,” Perkins said. “It was Fans gathered in front of the “I think these kinds of events are a an honor to be a part of what the cheerleaders with cameras in their good boost-up for the morale of the Soldiers do.”
  • 11. The Morning Calm Weekly Area II Feb. 23, 2007 11Quiz checks African American History knowledgeBy Pfc. Kim Sang-wookArea II Public Affairs YONGSAN GARRISON — More than 50Area II servicemembers got a chance to learn aboutAfrican American history by participating in a triviaquiz Feb. 16 at the Yongsan Main Exchange. The Area II Equal Opportunity Office hosted thelunch time event to promote African American BlackHistory Month. “This is one of the many activities that we’re doingto promote the month of February as AfricanAmerican History Month,” said Area II EqualOpportunity Advisor Sgt. 1st Class Myra Watson.“This is a trivia contest to identify famous AfricanAmericans that some people might not be awareof.” Watson posted 16 pictures of African Americanson a board with biographies and names. Participants who got more than twelve correctanswers received an Army and Air Force ExchangeService 20-percent discount coupon. “The questions were good, but I wasn’t up-to-date on myAfrican I really enjoyed the test,American but I don’t know a loth i s t o r y, ”said 121st about AfricanCombat American History PFC. KIM SANG-WOOKSupport —Sgt. April Young Sgt. Natasha Williams answers quiz questions on African American History Feb. 16 at the Main Exchange lobby.Hospital card for participating. Eventually Watson distributed 17 coupons toSgt. Natasha Williams. “I got 11 out of 16 which is Williams’ coworker Sgt. April Young also took the qualified winners.OK, but I think I should have known all sixteen.” challenge. “The purpose is not only to test an individual’s Williams said she enjoyed the opportunity to “I really enjoyed the test, but I don’t know a lot African-American history knowledge but alsoreview African American History. She did not get a about African American History,” she said. “I should educate them as well,” Watson said. “The feedback20 percent discount, but she did receive a free phone know.” we received was excellent. Everyone enjoyed it.”
  • 12. 12 Feb.23, 2007 Area II The Morning Calm WeeklyTaxi from Page 9point C, Daugherty said. “The second three top concerns were speeding, seatcustomer is responsible for the point belts and cell phone use.A to B fare. The taxi meter does not “Their licenses are subject torestart.” suspension for violating traffic and It is up to the two customers to safety regulations,” Dickerson said.decide what each should pay, he said. “There was a decline in the number There are five taxi stand locations of safety violations after the training,”on Yongsan Garrison, The taxi Daugherty said. “We’ll continue thatservice dispatcher video cameras at training on an annual or as-neededthe Main Exchange and Commissary basis.”taxi stands to see where there are Exchange officials want to knowlines. about violations. “We’re trying to use technology “Drivers should adhere to trafficto provide better service,” laws and regulations,” Daugherty said.Daugherty said. “We should have “Drivers should not be smoking in thecameras installed at the Dragon Hill cars or stopping to get gasoline whileLodge, 121st Combat Support carrying passengers.”Hospital and Moyer Bus Terminal “The biggest problem is gettingtaxi stands before the end of next customers to report problems throughmonth.” the correct channels so that action is Area II Command Sgt. Maj. Diane taken,” said Yongsan BOSS ViceFoster also stressed the responsibilities President Spc. Joshua Present. “Notand conduct of customers. reporting incidents hurts you and your Our servicemembers need to fellow Soldiers.”maintain high levels of professionalism To report a driver, customers shouldboth on and off duty,” Foster said. take down the taxi number, date and“There should be no question about the time of the violation and informationuse of seat belts or about the smoking about the violation.policy in these vehicles.” “We’re here to provide this service Foster said courtesy and to the community. We realize howprofessionalism go hand-in-hand both important it is and we want to offerin and out of uniform. our very best,” Daugherty said. During July 2006 training sessions, “Customers can call the taxi managers,154 AAFES taxi drivers attended a at 738-5119, or give me a call at 738-refresher safety workshop. Area II 7402.”Provost Marshal Noncommissioned Customers can also leave feedbackOfficer-in-Charge Master Sgt. Greg online with the Interactive CustomerDickerson said at the time that the Evaluation system at from Page 9are all improvements to Reggie’s. ‘James A. Carroll Award’ for the “We offer the all you can eat crab best club,” Melton said.night for only $22.95,” Melton said. Cade will travel to the 2007“This will be going up as crab has International Military Communityjust gone out of season, but we are Executives Association Conferencetrying to keep our price down as best in May to receive the award.we can. We are still the cheapest in The conference is held inKorea.” conjunction with the National Melton and Cade plan on getting Restaurant Association trade showbigger and better. in Chicago. “We plan on winning the big award Restaurants are rated on financialnext year, not only for the most and operational performance againstimproved Reggie’s again, but the other similar units within the brand.AER from Page 9Korea almost always involves an Allison Blake wants the Area IIinternational flight, which can be community to know that AER is thereexpensive and is often more than a to help wherever it can.Soldier has set aside. “If people call me, I can tell them AER assists Army active-duty over the telephone what paperwork topersonnel, as well as retirees, bring in so when they come to see me,reservists, widows, and military if the paperwork checks out and thereorphans with emergency financial is no outstanding AER balance forneeds. them, the loan can be processed AER relief can also be obtained for immediately,” she said.a myriad of other needs, including The AER campaign will raise thefuneral expenses, medical/dental funds necessary to operate theexpenses, personal needs when pay is program. People can donate throughdelayed or stolen, food, rent and their unit key person. The campaignutilities. It cannot be used for will run March 1-May 15.nonessentials, legal expenses, fines, For information, contact Allisonconsolidation of debt, home purchases, Blake at 738-4655, or go online at http:/or credit card bills to name a few. /
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Feb. 23, 200714 The Morning Calm Weekly Feb. 16-22 We Are Marshall Children Of Men We Are Marshall Norbit Pursuit of Happyness Children Of Men No Schedule (PG) 8:30 p.m. (R) 8:30 p.m. (PG) 8:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. (PG13) 7:30 p.m. (R) 7:30 p.m. Jet Li’s Fearlee The Messengers The Messengers Pursuit of Happyness No Show No Show No Show (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Norbit Norbit Norbit Children Of Men Children Of Men Casino Royale No Schedule (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (R) 9 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. Deja Vu Norbit Pursuit of Happyness We Are Marshall Norbit Pursuit of Happyness No Schedule (PG13) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. (PG) 7 p.m. (R) 7 p.m. (PG13) 7 p.m. Catch And Release Catch And Release We Are Marshall No Show No Show No Show No Schedule (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG13) 9:30 p.m. (PG) 8:30 p.m. Apocalypto — From Academy The Good Shepherd — The Norbit — A meek and lovable We Are Marshall — In November The Pursuit Of Happyness — Award winning filmmaker Mel tumultuous early history of the milquetoast married to an 1970, a plane carrying almost the In The Pursuit of Happyness, Chris Gibson comes ‘Apocalypto’: a Central Intelligence Agency is overbearing, overweight tyrant finds entire Marshall University football Gardner (Will Smith) is a family man heart stopping mythic action- viewed through the prism of one his life turned upside down when he team, its staff and fans crashed, struggling to make ends meet. adventure set against the turbulent man’s life in The Good Shepherd, meets the woman of his dreams in killing 75 people in all and devastating Despite his valiant attempts to help end times of the once great Mayan an espionage drama starring this romantic comedy starring Eddie the small town of Huntington, West keep the family afloat, the mother civilization. When his idyllic Academy Award® winners Matt Murphy, Thandie Newton, Cuba Virginia. We are Marshall, directed (Thandie Newton) of his five-year- existence is brutally disrupted by Damon, Angelina Jolie and Robert Gooding Jr., and Eddie Griffin. His by McG tells the tragic true story of old son Christopher (Jaden.a violent invading force, a man is De Niro and directed by Robert De entire life, Norbit (Murphy) has been how the university and the citizens Christopher Syre Smith) is buckling taken on a perilous journey to a Niro. Edward Wilson (Matt Damon) picked on and put down, and after of Huntington rebuilt the football under the constant strain of world ruled by fear and understands the value of secrecy— being bullied into marrying the most program and dealt with the loss of financial pressure. No longer able oppression where a harrowing discretion and commitment to honor obnoxious woman in town (also so many of their own. The to cope, she reluctantly decides to end awaits him. Through a twist have been embedded in him since Murphy) it appears as if that’s the university’s president, Donald leave. of fate and spurred by the power childhood. As an eager, optimistic way things will remain until the day Dedmon, earnestly portrayed by Chris, now a single father, of his love for his woman and his student at Yale, he is recruited to he dies. Upon meeting the one David Strathairn, hires the only continues doggedly to pursue a family he will make a desperate join the secret society Skull and woman who seems to accept him for willing coach to take on such a better-paying job using every sales break to return home and to Bones, a brotherhood and breeding who he is, Norbit is instilled with a daunting task, Jack Lengyl (Matthew skill he knows. He lands an ultimately save his way of life. ground for future world leaders. newfound sense of hope for the McConaughey). With the help of the internship at a prestigious stock Wilson’s acute mind, spotless future. In order to find true happiness, lone Marshall football coach Red brokerage firm, and although there reputation and sincere belief in however, Norbit will first have to Dawson (Matthew Fox) and the is no salary, he accepts, hopeful American values render him a prime gather the courage to stand up to his three remaining players who he will end the program with a job candidate for a career in monstrous spouse once and for all. weren’t on the plane, Coach Lengyl and a promising future. intelligence, and he is soon recruited sets out to restructure Marshall’s to work for the OSS (the precursor team, and spirit. to the CIA) during WWII. 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  • 15. Feb. 23, 2007The Morning Calm Weekly 15By all means, we all need patienceBy Chaplain (Maj.) Lee Rodgers Everyone has certainly heard of the patience of expressed his problem to God for sure. HisReligious Retreat Center Director Job. Job is depicted in the book of Job and the friends thought they understood God completely. William Pitt, Prime Minister of England, was book of James as a model of patience. His friends were not very much help. In theasked long ago, “What is the first qualification for James 5:10 states, “My brethren, take the middle of his trial of faith, Job patiently waitedbeing Prime Minister of England?” He answered, prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord, as upon the Lord.“Patience.” He was asked, “What is the second an example of suffering and patience. Indeed, we Like Job, we should be patient with the Lord.qualification for being Prime Minister of England? count them blessed who endure. You have heard He is always on time. The Lord’s clock and ourHe said, “Patience.” He was asked, “What is the of the patience of Job and seen what the Lord clock do not always tick the same. In His time,third qualification was for being Prime Minister of finally brought about.” the Lord rewarded Job greatly for his endurance.England?” William Pitt said, “By all means, Everyone knows Job lost almost everything he Let us patiently wait upon the Lord.patience.” had. Yet, Job never quit. His faith was in a Where else do we need patience? Certainly, What do schoolchildren playing on the faithful God who did not change whether in good we need patience with others. Everyone isplayground need? What do teachers need? What times or bad. Eventually, the Lord restored Job different from everyone else. No two people aredo parents need? What do service members after his great test. exactly alike. Let us be patient with people.need? What do friends need? What does the In fact, Job 42:12 states, “The Lord blessed the Does God love others as much as he loves us?average person need today? By all means, we all latter part of Job’s life more than the first.” Obviously, yes He does. Let us be patient withneed patience. Now, Job was patient waiting upon the Lord to others. reveal Himself to him. Job endured. Job Area II Worship Services CatholicMass Sunday 8 a.m. South Post Chapel 9:30a.m. HannamVillageChapel 3rd Tues. 11:45a.m. MemorialChapel 11:30a.m. MemorialChapel (Korean) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints - For information , call 738-3011 Tues./Wed. 12:05p.m. 121HospitalChapel 10 a.m. South Post Chapel 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 Chapel Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James King Protestant Services Episcopal Sunday 10 a.m. MemorialChapel 11 a.m. HannamVillageChapel or 738-3011 United Pentecostal Sunday 1:30 p.m. MemorialChapel Noon South Post Chapel Chaplain (Maj.) Leo Mora Jr. Collective Protestant (Gospel) 725-3018 KATUSA Thursday 6:30 p.m. MemorialChapel Chaplain (Maj.) Adolph DuBose Sunday 8 a.m. MemorialChapel 9:30a.m. 121HospitalChapel KCFA 2ndTues. 11:45a.m. MemorialChapel
  • 16. Feb. 23, 200716 The Morning Calm Weekly PHOTOS BY GALEN PUTNAM Megan Thompson, 14, daughter of Master Sgt. Patrick Thompson, 501st Special Troops Battalion, Camp Carroll, and her instructor pick up speed as they prepare to fling themselves off a 3,000 foot high Gan Wahl Jae take-off point near Eonyang, about 50 miles south of Daegu. The ride was Thompson’s first paragliding flight. There are a number of paragliding clubs throughout the Republic of Korea. One club, the Ulsan Para Club has an international flair with members including Soldiers, civilian employees and family members from Camps Walker and George, as well as Korean, Greek and Russian flyers. Check with your local Morale, Welfare and Recreation office to locate a Away she goes – Megan Thompson drifts towards Eonyang paragliding club near you. For information on the Ulsan Para Club, visit their Web site at: (seen in the distance) on her first tandem flight. Nothing to do? Nonsense! Try paragliding Allen Schwartz, 11, already an experienced solo pilot with more Paul Schwartz, functional technology specialist with Area IV than 25 flights, including a venture of 90 minutes that covered What Bushes? Master Sgt. Patrick Thompson, an Support Activity Morale, Welfare and Recreation Child and more than 30 kilometers, lugs his 65 pound sail and harness to experienced Airborne jumpmaster accustomed to rough Youth Services, comes in for a landing. the 3,000 foot high Gan Wahl Jae take-off point. landings, lands in a thicket just off the landing zone.
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  • 18. Feb. 23, 200718 MWR The Morning Calm Weekly HALO Tournament Korea Region MWR will host the 2007 “Halo 3” Team Tournament Feb.24, at the K-16 Community Activities Center. Registration will begin at noon followed by a tournament briefing at 12:30 p.m. The competition will commence at 1 p.m. and continue until completed. An awards ceremony will conclude the event. Tour tournament will be based on team competition. All players will play the same game, “Halo 3.” The team with the highest combined score, during the competitive phases of the tournament, will be determined the winner. Please contact your local MWR CAC or DSN 723-8510 for more information. Bataan Memorial Qualifier The 13.1 mile road march will take place Feb. 24 at Camp Casey’s Carey Fitness Center. Registration begins at 7 a.m., followed by the course briefing. PHOTOS BY SPC. JOSHUA PRESENT Korea Region snowboarding competitors pose for a photo before hitting the slopes during last weeks holiday The race begins at 8:15 a.m. break. BOSS hosted the event that gave indivdiuals some relaxation time away from their assigned duty location. requirements include battle dress uniform, minimum 35 lbs. in rucksack and a full canteen or Camelback. Hi-tech boots are authorized, and no LBEs or Warfighters answer winter challenge helmets are required. By Sgt. Nikelcia Marcelin The winning team will advance and Special to The Morning Calm Weekly represent 8th U.S. Army at the Bataan Almost 100 single and Memorial Road March, March 25. unaccompanied Soldiers participated For more information contact your local MWR sports office or Henri Leborgne in the BOSS Winter Games at 732-6276. Extravaganza over the Feb 18-20 Winter Games holiday break. IMCOM Korea Region BOSS hosted the spectacular The “Winter Games” is just one of bargain getaway. Each Area sent the many activities provided to single participants whom all met up at the and unaccompanied service members luxurious Yongpyong Ski Resort on by the BOSS program. The program is unique here in Korea because Korea’s East coast, about 200 geographic bachelors are also kilometers from Seoul. allowed to participate in events. The 3-day/2-night trip included Through the BOSS program, service lodging, two lift tickets, equipment members are afforded opportunities rentals, competitions and an awards to improve their quality of life. dinner for the bargain basement For more information on upcoming price of $99. The concept was events contact your Community developed to increase esprit-de- Activities Center. L to R, Sgt. Carolyn Lentine took first place in the snowboarding event corps and morale amongst single and while Spc. Jessica Via came in second. The competition started Feb.18. unaccompanied Soldiers during the Then the games began. Approximately 28 competitors long holiday Participants grabbed their ski or signed up – with most admitting this weekend. snowboard rentals and lift ticket on had been there first time skiing/ Upon arrival, a the way to hit the slopes. snowboarding. quick “Under The With President’s Day coinciding The night was concluded with a Oak Tree with Lunar New Year, the slopes banquet and awards ceremony. Counseling” session were sparsely populated allowing The food was spectacular and was conducted to BOSS to kick up the stunts a notch. their was plenty to choose from. ensure safety The second day officially started MWR and BOSS acknowledged remained a priority the first annual BOSS Winter some key players for their support. and Soldiers were Games. Downhill Skiing (Women’s), Winning competitors were reminded of their Downhill Skiing (Men’s), honored for their superior skills. status of Snowboarding (Women’s), and Korea Region BOSS gave aA Korea Region Winter Games snowboarder is to ambassadors of Snowboarding (Men’s) were among special thanks to the Area II for co-begin the race at the event held over the holdiays. Korea. the competitions. hosting the event.
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  • 21. Feb. 23, 2007 Page 21New security checkpoint opensat Humphrey’s CPX gateBy F. Neil NeeleyUSAG Public Affairs CAMP HUMPHREYS – Privately ownedvehicle operators should find entering anddeparting Camp Humphreys via CPX gate agood deal easier now thanks to the addition of anew commercial-vehicle lane. The new lane opened on Feb. 16 and is designedto divert commercial vehicles away from all othertraffic at the gate. The new lane features a separate inspection lanefor incoming commercial traffic from the CPX gateand a separate commercial-vehicle exit on-post. Thecommercial-vehicle exit is located opposite the fuelpoint on Desiderio Army Airfield. The project had the additional benefit of savingthe government a great deal of money. “All the materials that we used to construct thegate were in-house materials,” said Jeffery Thomas F. NEIL N EELEYUS Army Garrison Humphreys installation security Yi Jin-young, (left) a contract security guard with Joeun Systems issues installation passes toofficer. “DPW Buildings and Grounds did all of the civilian construction contractors at the new installation pass office at the Humphreys CPX work and utilities. The Information the gate while their drivers got their installation passes. In addition to the new gate facilities, a new layerManagement Office installed the phone, computer We just didn’t have the space to safely process that of security was established with the recent additionand ADSL lines.” many commercial vehicles along with passenger of trained and armed vehicle inspection guards. Thomas explained that the high number of traffic.” Now, each vehicle entering the post is thoroughlycommercial vehicles using CPX gate had been Thomas credits the Directorate of Public Works examined for potential threats to security beforeoverwhelming the existing facilities there. for doing all of the hard work creating something being authorized to enter. “On a busy day we had as many as 600 commercial that works efficiently, easily and safely. The bottom line for those who live and work atvehicles pass through,” said Thomas. “At times, there “I just coordinated everything but DPW did all Camp Humphreys is smoother and safer entry atmight have been as many as 50 vehicles parked near of the work. They did a really great job.” the CPX gate.35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Hosts Annual ADA BallBy 1st Lt. David C. Marlow While others are able to sleep at night ADA Brigade. “It is the love and support during the evening and was thanked by35th ADA Public Affairs the U.S. and ROK Air Defense from our better halves that gives us the Valcourt for her support of 35th ADA OSAN AIR BASE – Air Defenders Soldiers alertly serve always ready to strength to serve.” BDE. “Joe and Karen, I want toacross the Peninsula, both ROK and clear the skies.” Karen Reynes, wife of Brigadier personally thank you for your supportUS, were treated to a lively evening Feb. In addition to honoring Air General Joe Reynes, commanding of 35th and their fine Soldiers. You10, at the Air Defense Artillery Ball, Defenders by inducting them into the general of the 51st Fighter Wing at don’t treat them any differently thanhosted by 35th Air Defense Artillery Honorable Order of St. Barbara, Osan Air Base was one of the spouses your own airmen and women….IBrigade. spouses were recognized for making who received the Molly Pitcher Award cannot ask more than that.” The St. Barbara’s Day Ball was not outstanding contributions to the branchonly a celebration of the Air Defense by being inducted into the HonorableArtillery Branch as a whole; it was also Order of Molly opportunity to honor and to Molly Pitcher was a generic namerecognize individuals who have made applied to women who supported menoutstanding contributions to air defense on the battlefield during theby inducting them in to the Honorable Revolutionary War. Today, the awardOrder of St. Barbara and the Honorable is presented to women who haveorder of Molly Pitcher. voluntarily made great contributions to Lt. Gen. David Valcourt, air defense and to the army.commanding general 8th U.S. Army, The award not only honors thewas the guest speaker at the Ball. individual spouses but also recognizesValcourt commended the Soldiers of the sacrifices and contributions of the35th ADA and their ROK counter-parts loved ones of all service members.for the sense of sacrifice and “These fine ladies represent all of thepurposefulness that air defenders bring spouses who have made greatto the fight in Korea. “Your 24/7 contributions to the Air Defensereadiness and vigilance give the alliance Artillery Branch over the years,” said Sergeants Ashley Baker and Steven Schmude find themselves in the punch line with Lt. Gen.‘POMG… Peace Of Mind Guaranteed.’ COL John Rossi, Commander of 35th David Valcourt, Commanding General, Eighth US Army.
  • 22. 22 Feb. 23, 2007 Area III The Morning Calm Weekly SPOUSE O R I E N TAT I O N HAES celebrates Black History Month SEMINAR SET, NOW Students were exposed to some M A N D A N T O RY of the unique culture of African- The SOS is scheduled for Feb.26 & American people. The fun, hands- 27 at the Community Activity Center, on activities keep the students 8 a.m. It is mandatory for spouses to engaged while at the same time, attend prior to receiving a permanent ration control card. Register thru they are learning. sponsors’ unit, FRG assistance or One of the more popular directly to ACS. Info. 753-8401. stations chapter members set up was hair braiding. No matter how IG POSITIONS short a student’s hair was AVAILABLE IN volunteers were able to braid their AREAS II/III hair and add beads and ribbons to The United States Forces Korea the braid. and Eighth Army Inspector African American literature was General’s Office is looking for highlighted in a cozy, carpeted Officers and NCOs who desire to NANCY TURNER reading corner of the YS gym, become Inspector Generals in Areas Sixth grader Emma Taliento gets her hair braided by Sgt Amanda Milstead, (L), HSC 3rd complete with reading lamp and II and III. You should be in the rank rocking chair. Students listened Military Intelligence Battalion and Tiletha Moore, (R). of Maj. (Branch immaterial) and Sgt. to stories and read stories 1st class (MOS 42A/42L and 92Y) By Nancy Turner Crafts Fair for Humphreys American themselves. to serve as Inspectors General. HAES Information Specialist Elementary School students on February Also featured were the There is also an opening for an CAMP HUMPHREYS – The 20 in the Youth Services gym. traditional games, basketball and Inspector General position in the Betty L. Simmons Chapter 166, Th e f a i r h a s p r o v e n t o b e a jumping rope and a look at African rank of Capt. (Career Course Order of the Eastern Star hosted its popular event among students in the Americans who had achieved graduate and successful Company- third-annual African-American last few years. significant goals in their lives. level command) at Camp Humphreys. Info call Ltc. Eady at 725-6739. TAX ASSISTANCE CENTER NOW OPEN MP Hill, then and now Offering tax assistance, tax preparation, and free e-filing. The Tax Center is located at Camp Building the future while maintaining the past Humphreys Bldg. S-262, co-located with the Red Cross. Hours are Mon., Tue., Wed. and Fri. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thur., by Appointment Only, and Sat., 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Call 753-3905 for By Bob Frace many facilities were built to support the that was not the end. AAFES built an appointment and to ensure that Special to USAG Humphreys PAO infrastructure. The downtown or a much needed shoppette to support you are bringing the required In the early 1950s as air and Sentry village as it is also known the troops, while plans were on the documentation, including W-2s. A ground forces landed on the Korean continued to grow with newer Quonset books to build a new gym, new mobile tax center will make peninsula with the mission of turning huts springing up. But, as you know, billets and a new dining facility; all Wednesday visits to Camps Long back the North Korean attack, that has all changed too. of these are now under and Eagle, appointments United States forces began to build For many years MP Hill was in much construction. required. Wednesday visits to installations to support their need of a facelift. In the early 1970s a To prepare for the new Camps Long and Eagle, appointments required. missions. One such installation was new structure was built—the Eighth construction projects much of the called K-6. Today it is known as United States Army Confinement area was leveled and facilities such CYS JOBS Camp Humphreys; soon it will be Facility. It replaced the old one which as Butler city, metal buildings AVA I L A B L E named United States Army was located north of Kimpo Airport in which housed many units rotating A variety of positions remain open Garrison Humphreys. Seoul. Built to support over one hundred in and out for exercises were at both the Youth Center and Child With the need for support, inmates, this facility has gone under removed. Development Center. U.S. housing and maintenance many changes over the years. MP Hill has seen many changes Citizenship and background check facilities, the area around In the late 1970s the Military in the past 40 years, but not like required. Call YS at 753-8507 or Military Police hill, or Police units the ones that are going on now. contact CPOC for further details. MP Hill as it is now began to move USAG Humphreys is truly the best YOUTH SPORTS known by the residents into many of the old installation in Korea, but don’t take SEEKS COACHES of the installation, Quonset Huts. They lived my word just ask anyone who lives Coaches needed for the upcoming was quickly there until the mid 1990s at and works here. They will tell you T-ball and baseball season. developed. The which time a new barracks and the rest of the story. Applicants must undergo a Quonset huts that headquarters facility was built to Continue to stay tune as we background check and attend still stand today were support them. The area also build the future while Certification Training. Contact YS built in this area in supported our MP K-9 forces. remembering our past. Lisa Hogue at 753-5051. 1950 and provided Then, in 2002, airmen of the Bob Frace is a retired shelter for the original 607th Weather Squadron (U.S. Air command sergeant major. His CORRECTION Air Force units and engineers as Force) along with Soldiers of the 3rd final Army assignment was as the In a photo caption on Page 23 of the Feb. 16 edition of the Morning Calm they designed and built the runway. Military Intelligence Battalion moved Camp Humphreys and Area III Weekly we incorrectly identified As the war ended and many units into state-of-the art barracks which Command Sergeant Major. He Camp Humphreys Fire Chief were repositioned, the community held up to 200 soldiers or airmen in 2 now works at Army Community Anthony J Marra as Dominic Parra. of Camp Humphreys began to take plus 2 facilities. Services as a Volunteer We regret the error. hold. New land was acquired and The area started to take shape, but Coordinator.
  • 23. The Morning Calm Weekly Area III Feb. 23, 2007 23Global Leadership English Ski Camp a great success Korean high school kids and see them using their English skills. I wish there was more time for us to interact with the students, but it was really a lot of fun.” Wright’s wife Jennie echoed his comments, noting, “We need more time for cultural exchange and activities.” The Wright’s daughter Megan enjoyed the camp so much last year that she participated in this year’s camp and promised to bring some of her friends to next year’s. Yi, Mi-so, a student at Shin Han High School was also new to skiing but enjoyed the weekend. “This is my first ski camp and it was enjoyable. I like to try the ski board if I can come next year. I’d like to propose that we leave the school earlier and stay longer in the afternoon for more time to enjoy with skiing,” she said. Yi also said the camp provided her with a good opportunity to practice her English. “This English Camp was a great help for me to practice my English skills and promote confidence in speaking English.” PETER YU Another Soldier who skied, Staff Sgt. Jason R.Chief Warrant Officer James P Wright, D Company, 4th Battalion 2nd Combat Aviation Regiment, Camp Eagle, and his son, . Fanugao, Headquarters and Operations Company,Collin, enjoy skiing at Dragon Valley Ski Resort in Gangwon Province. 527th military Intelligence Battalion said he wished for more time to ski.By Peter Yu Before the group departed from Camp Humphreys, “Overall, I’d rather call eight points out of ten forUSAG Humphreys Public Affairs Col. Michael J. Taliento Jr., U. S. Army Garrison the camp. I’d like to come next year, but I wish we CAMP HUMPHREYS — 20 U.S. Soldiers, civilians Humphreys commander wished the group well and could leave earlier from Camp Humphreys so that weand family members joined about 70 Shin Han High reminded it to be safe and enjoy the weekend. can have more time for skiing.School People-to-People club members, PTP One of the skiers, Chief Warrant Officer James P. Pfc. Melvin White, also of 527th MI Battalion camePyeongtaek Chapter members, teachers and their Wright, D Company, 4th Battalion 2nd Combat Aviation down from the DMZ for the trip said he too enjoyedfamily members at the annual Global Leadership English Regiment, Camp Eagle, brought his family to the event. the trip and planned to go on it next year if he could.Ski Camp co-hosted by the school and Camp Wright, who is new to skiing, offered his thoughts on Some people shouted in the bus on the way backHumphreys in late January at Yongpyeong (Dragon the trip. home, “We are so tired. That means we had enjoyedValley) Ski Resort in Gangwon Province. At night on “I really enjoyed the ski camp at Dragon Valley. It it very much.”the first day, there was a skit for singing at a conference was my first time skiing, so it was a bit challenging, Most participants commented that they neededroom for about two hours. but I had a lot of fun. It was very nice to interact with more time for skiing and to interact with Korean people.People to People International (PTPI) Wonju Chapter is established People WonjuBy Chang, Sang Hyon director of the Korea Region Installation There were other special guests who and friendship through educational,Camp Long Community Relations Officer Management Command, Col. Michael J. attended the ceremony—the individuals cultural and humanitarian activities CAMP LONG—Maj. Bruce L. Taliento Jr., commander of U.S. Army responsible for founding PTPI Korea in involving the exchange of ideas andTownley, installation commander of Garrison Humphreys and all Soldiers and 1972. Park, Kyoung Won, former experiences directly among people ofCamps Long and Eagle and 17 Soldiers airmen of Camps Long and Eagle, I governor of Kangwon Province and a different countries and diverse cultures.joined their Korean neighbors in the congratulate you on the Wonju PTP Maj. Gen. ROKA (retired), Kim, Soon Former U.S. President Dwight D.establishment ceremony for the Wonju Chapter’s establishment,” Townley said. Jong, PTPI Headquarters Board of Eisenhower founded the organization inChapter of People to People Townley said he was excited about Trustees and John A. Nowell, IMCOM 1956 and it has grown to 235 chaptersInternational on February 8 at the Wonju the new chapter and the opportunity it Korea Public Affairs Officer. Wonju in 46 countries worldwide.Amor Convention Hall. provides for establishing strong PTP presented them flowers to honor Eisenhower’s granddaughter Mary Jean The Wonju Chapter is the 23rd in friendships between Soldiers and their more than 35 years of service. Eisenhower is the current chairman ofKorea. Its 21 members come from chapter members. PTP International is dedicated to PTPI World, government and professional At the conclusion of his remarks enhancing international understandingoccupations. The Chuncheon PTP Townley received a large round ofchapter sponsored the establishment applause from the Korean attendeesceremony. because he delivered his entire speech Approximately 80 people from the in Hangulmal (Korean language).community, dignitaries, USFK service In his inaugural remarks new Wonjumembers, and other PTP chapter chapter president Yi thanked Campsmembers attended the ceremony to Long and Eagle for their support incelebrate the establishment of the Wonju establishing the new chapter.Chapter. “I am so happy to establish PTP Hwang, Mu Young, Vice-Chairman of chapter in Wonju and I would like toHeadquarters, PTPI Korea presented the express my special thanks to CampsCertificate of membership and PTP pin Long and Eagle for supporting us whileto Yi, Mun Hwan, president of Wonju we prepared to establish the WonjuChapter, and his members during the Chapter,” Yi said. “I will do my best toceremony. enhance the relations between the local CHANG, SANG HYON Townley was the featured speaker community and USFK. I hope we will Three of the founders of People to People International in Korea were honored at the establis-and offered congratulations to the new be helpful in supporting morale and hment of the new Wonju chapter. They are: (from left) John A. Nowell, IMCOM Korea Publicchapter and its president. welfare of Soldiers and family members Affairs Officer, Park, Kyoung Won, former governor and Maj. Gen. ROKA (retired) Kim, Soon “On behalf of Brig. Gen. Al Aycock, of Camps Long and Eagle.” Jong, Board of Trustees, PTPI Korea HQs.
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  • 25. Feb. 23, 2007 Page 25General Bell praises programs, progressBy Kevin Jackson make with you is that you are anArea IV Public Affairs ambassador,” he said. “You’re not just CAMP HENRY – Stop, look and a sergeant, you’re not just a corporal,listen with keen interest. That’s you’re not just a private, you’re not justprecisely what Gen. B. B. Bell, United a specialist; you are quite literally anNations Command/Combined Forces ambassador for the United StatesCommand/United States Forces Korea when you step outside the gates.”commander did during a visit to the The traveling party regrouped andDaegu base cluster Feb. 13. proceeded to Taegu American School, After taking command of UNC/ where Gen. Bell talked to 27 studentsCFC/USFK one year ago Gen. Bell for about 45 minutes. Following apaid an initial visit to Daegu May 31. question and answer period, the groupThe recent trip was a follow-up to had lunch with spouses from unitevaluate the progress made on issues family readiness groups and thethat were identified previously and to Hankuk Spouses Association at themeet new people who have arrived in Evergreen Community Club on Campthe community. KEVIN JACKSON Walker. About 30 minutes into the lunch The combatant commander was Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr., Area IV Support Activity commander (left), explains a front- Gen. Bell talked to the guests aboutaccompanied to Daegu by his wife, page photograph from the Oct. 14, 2006 issue of Stars and Stripes to Gen. B. B. Bell, numerous issues, including commandKatie; Diane Valcourt, spouse of Lt. UNC/CFC/USFK commander, during a visit to Army Community Services at Camp Henry. sponsorship and medical care, beforeGen. David P. Valcourt, commanding The picture is an image of Dumoulin participating in the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, fielding their questions.general of the Eighth U.S. Army; Brig. which symbolized the pain suffered by victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. He also met with Soldiers from theGen. Al Aycock, director of the (Expeditionary). Meanwhile, Brig. Army installations in Korea, talked Area IV BOSS Council followingInstallation Management Command, Gen. Aycock and the rest of the group briefly about several major concerns, lunch and learned first hand about theirKorea Region; and Pat Wheeler, visited the newcomers’ orientation at including the threat posed by third 2007 INCOM – Korea BOSS Forumspouse of Command Sgt. Maj. Barry Henry’s Place. country nationals, off-limits locations, awards for Best Installation and BestC. Wheeler, command sergeant major Brig. Gen. Aycock told the group of prostitution and human trafficking, and Event.of UNC/CFC/USFK/EUSA. 40 Soldiers and civilians gathered that black marketing. The commander also squeezed a Col. John E. Dumoulin, Jr., Area IV “You have just entered into the most Brig. Gen. Aycock also urged few minutes into the hectic five-hourSupport Activity commander, was the memorable experience you will ever Soldiers to get involved with the Better visit to talk to the AFN-K Daeguescort for the 12-member group that have,” referring to their current tour Opportunities for Single (and Detachment about the visit sayingaccompanied Gen. Bell. of duty in the Republic of Korea. unaccompanied) Soldiers program, use “…we’re meeting new people and Gen. Bell’s first order of business He told them about the community their chain of command and the web- they have some new issues. Just todayupon arrival was to meet with Brig. visit and ongoing efforts to “normalize” based Interactive Customer Evaluation from both school young adults and fromGen. (P) Raymond Mason, tours in the ROK by increasing ( to raise their some of the spouses, we’ve picked upcommanding general of the 19th command sponsorship. The general, concerns, and to be good neighbors. some great new issues and we’re goingSustainment Command who oversees management of U.S. “One of the points that I want to See Visit on Page 28 Cheer Time Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders Veronica Serna (center) and Monica Littlejohn, autograph posters for Taegu American School junior varsity cheerleader Penelope Suarez and others following a “mini-performance” at the school Feb. 13. While in Daegu the pro cheerleaders also had lunch with Soldiers at the Mountain View Inn Dining Facility on Camp Walker and held a full performance for Airmen and Soldiers at Jake’s Place on K-2 Air Base near the Daegu International Airport. GALEN PUTNAM
  • 26. 26 Feb. 23, 2007 Area IV The Morning Calm Weekly Lunar New Year Area IV receives environmental kudos By Galen Putnam Celebration Area IV Public Affairs Lunar New Year Celebration organized and sponsored by the CAMP HENRY – As guests in the Hangook Spouses Association will be Republic of Korea, environmental held 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at stewardship has long been a top priority Camp Walker Soldier’s Fellowship of the Area IV Support Activity. Now, Hall. There will be traditional Korean the organization’s ongoing efforts to food and games. A hanbok Contest will also be held, so wear your hanbok help preserve the Korean environment if you have one. The event is open to have earned significant Department of U.S. Soldiers, Department of Defense the Army-level accolades. civilians, contractors and family The Area IV Support Activity has members. For information, call Grace been named first runner-up in the Fiscal Plumley at 010-9381-3248. Year 2006 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards in the Overseas GALEN PUTNAM Town Hall Meeting Installation Environmental Quality Taegu American School students, led by Chuck Harper, Camp Carroll’s environmental A Town Hall Meeting will be held 6:30 category. coordinator, visit the installation’s Water Treatment Plant Laboratory April 19, 2006 during p.m. Monday at the Soldier Memorial an Earth Day tour of the installation’s “land farm,” sewage treatment plant, water treatment The Secretary of the Army Chapel Fellowship Hall on Camp plant and Hazardous Materials and Antifreeze Recycling Point. Walker. Discussion topics include Environmental Awards Program pandemic influenza and the first ever recognizes and rewards excellence for they’ve got great management of the being good stewards of the Korean certified family child care home the development, management and program, and importantly all the service environment and mitigating risks is provider in Daegu. This is the forum transferability of environmental members and families who live here commonplace for us. That is what we to ask questions of Col. John E. programs that increase environmental want this community to demonstrate live by every day,” said Robert Dumoulin Jr., the Area IV Support quality, enhance the mission and help to the Daegu citizens, to our Korean Chartier, chief, Environmental Division. Activity commander, and community make the Army sustainable. hosts, that they’re good stewards of “One of my employees asked what we service providers. For information, call Local officials lauded the Area IV the land and that we can live here with did special to receive this recognition Kevin Jackson, public affairs officer, Support Activity for its them as good neighbors.” and I told him, it wasn’t so much what at 768-8072. accomplishment. The award for Overseas Installation we did special, but rather all of the Taegu American “I would like to congratulate the Environmental Quality is offered every things we do on a daily basis. We try Math & Lit. Night Area IV installations, including the two years. to go above and beyond expectations and PTO Meeting Daegu community, as this is a very “We are very proud of our every day.” There will be a Parent Teacher meaningful event,” said Pak Jae-hong, Environmental Shop and the Public In addition to their routine Organization meeting in conjunction chief of the Nam-gu (Southern District) Works Department. They put an awful operations, the Area IV Environmental with the Taegu American School Math District Environmental Office lot of hard work and professionalism Office has undertaken many special and Literature Night 6 p.m. Recycling Section. “This occasion into what they do,” said William E. initiatives over the past year including Wednesday at TAS Room #A117. For brings out the importance of the Christman, Area IV Support Activity removing underground fuel tanks and information, call Dr. Marguerite Green environment and solving environmental deputy to the garrison commander. replacing them with new, above ground at 768-9501. concerns together.” “We understand our responsibility to be models; upgrading underground Parent & Community Senior United States Forces Korea good stewards of the Korean pipelines; conducting surveys to Volunteers Needed officials were pleased as well. environment, especially of the property determine possible impact on Parent and community volunteers are “This is a magnificent provided to us by the Korean citizens. endangered species; and working on a needed for “Read Across America” achievement,” said Gen. B.B. Bell, This award highlights just how seriously plan to convert from diesel fuel to scheduled for 5 – 6:30 p.m. Thursday USFK commanding general, during a we take those responsibilities.” natural gas at Camp Carroll, just to at Taegu American School. A variety visit to Daegu Feb. 13. “Obviously The Area IV Support Activity name a few. of activities including a reading across the U.S. military one of our submission packet included a summary Recycling is also highly emphasized contest, cake baking, skits, face goals is to be good stewards of the land. highlighting 37 individual initiatives in in Area IV. painting and making green eggs and We want to serve and train and the areas of environmental “Within three weeks of the local ham in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday exercise on the land and not degrade management, community involvement government informing us that we would are planned. For information, call Dr. Marguerite Green at 768-9501. it. … So for an organization to come in and outreach, and mission have to separate food items from other with a runner-up in a world-wide accomplishment. waste, we had containers set up 2007 Daegu Indoor competition, it tells me they have “Of course we are honored to be throughout Area IV. That gave us the Soccer Program enlightened leadership here, that recognized at such a high level, but impetuous to put additional emphasis Daegu Intramural Indoor Soccer on our recycling public awareness, competition will be held Mar. 24 – Apr. outreach and education as a whole,” 1 at Kelly Fitness Center on Camp Chartier said. “That has helped foster Walker. The entry deadline is Mar. 19 a closer relationship with our Korean and the pre-meeting for team neighbors. We work closely with the representatives is Mar. 21 at Kelly Nam-gu (South District) Environmental Gym. For information, call Kim Chong- hwan or Neil Fleisher at 764-4225/4800. Office to ensure the highest environmental standards are met at all Area IV Military times.” Retiree Council Meeting One of the unique aspects of being The Area IV Military Retiree Council stationed overseas is working in will meet 11 a.m. Mar. 10 at the Hilltop conjunction with local officials to Club on Camp Walker. All Area IV achieve common environmental goals. military retirees and their spouses or “Environmental issues have specific widows are invited to attend. The key characteristics that cannot be simply speaker will be Jack Terwiel, Korea solved by the efforts of a single person retirement services officer. Free food and refreshments will be served. For or organization so it absolutely needs information, call Will Plumley at 768- CPL. CHA HYUN-JOON team-work to solve the concerns,” said 8969. HAZMAT Team members decontaminate themselves Sept. 22, 2006 at Victory Field on Camp Henry Pak Jong-Mun, director of the Nam Gu after demonstrating their capabilities to members of the Environmental Compliance Officer Course. See Award on Page 28
  • 27. The Morning Calm Weekly Area IV Feb. 23, 2007 27Multi-purpose fields Goodies To Go Anti-terrorism exercise set for Daegu Garrison Area IV Public Affairs CAMP HENRY – The Area IV Support Activity will conduct an anti-terrorism exercise in the Daegu enclave March 2. The exercise is designed to train installation staff and selected mission organizations in crisis and consequence management techniques required to respond to a terrorist threat and the employment of a weapon of mass destruction within the Daegu Base Cluster. The exercise entails several events and stressors within an overall scenario that require a command response to contain and neutralize the simulated installation disaster. “Our focus is to train personnel involved in terrorist response actions, primarily members of the Area IV Installation Crisis Management Team and our critically important medical, fire department, and military police first responders, said Wilfred Plumley, Director of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security for Area IV Support Activity. “This training event will also test our coordination and use of scarce resources necessary to address a terrorism incident.” The exercise will involve various simulations on a select installation, which will cause the Area IV PVT. JANG WON-IL Support Activity and mission units to take appropriate actions. Depending upon the force protection Protestant Women of the Chapel member Sandy Hamstra hands a piece of fruit and a package of goodies condition (FPCON) level responses, some people containing home baked cookies and candy to Spc. Nadine Higgins, 348th Quartermaster Company, Feb. 14 at may be delayed or temporarily inconvenienced the Camp Carroll Food Court. In recognition of Valentines Day, PWOC members passed out about 335 packages getting on or off post during parts of the exercise. of treats to Soldiers at Camps Carroll and Walker including about 170 packages at Camp Carroll. Every attempt will be made to minimize the impact of the exercise on normal installation routine.
  • 28. Feb. 23, 200728 Area IV The Morning Calm WeeklyVisit from Page 25to work on those back at Yongsan to make life better As the group began to depart, Arlanda asked the contention that information and referral required afor this community down here.” general to be the first to sign her register. He eagerly dedicated employee, ACS received a third position Perhaps the highlight of the visit was a stop at Lt. agreed, and along also wrote, “Great service. Terrific to fulfill those responsibilities. J. J. Stewart, ACSCol. Sidney and Arlanda Thomas’ quarters on Camp ram.” director at Camp Henry, said the “number one priorityWalker. Earlier in the day, Arlanda became the first Before departing to Camp Henry for the group’s on CLS (common levels of support) for ACS isever certified Family Child Care home provider in last stop, the group visited School Age Services, community information.”Daegu. Limited child care options were identified as where they were given a quick tour of the facility by “The visit was a fantastic opportunity for somea shortcoming during his initial visit. SAS Director Carmen Ortiz. It was also pointed out members of our community to meet Gen .Bell and “This is a great accomplishment and I am really that SAS received its four-year accreditation on Sept. to share some of their concerns with him,” saidappreciative of what you are doing,” the general told 20. Dumoulin. “It also permitted us to show him theArlanda during the home visit. “I hope other spouses The tour finished at Army Community Service. progress we’ve made on some important issuesdown here will take advantage of this and consider During the previous visit, Gen. Bell expressed since he was last here and to visit with the verygetting into this line of work. It is a way for spouse concern about sexual predators preying on newly first certified Family Child Care home provider inemployment.” arriving female Soldiers and reiterated his policy of Daegu. The visit was exceptionally well received, As Katie Bell began to offer her appreciation, zero tolerance. His recent visit included discussions and I’m proud of everyone who represented ourher husband pulled a child’s ram hat off the mantle about family advocacy and victim response community so well.”above the fireplace and tried it on causing the entire programs. Issues identified during the recent visit will begroup to erupt in laughter. During the previous visit, ACS was in the process posted on the USFK website and can be seen at “This is one of those jobs that is the most important of creating two civil service positions. The intent was From the homepage, select thething in the whole wide world because it’s dealing for information and referral services to be delegated “Community Visits” link on the left and then “Areawith our kids,” added Diane Valcourt. “To have a to the administrative assistant, one of the new IV.” Updates on issues from May 31 are still beingcertified person to do this is wonderful.” positions. As a result of Gen. Bell’s visit and his updated and can also be tracked by viewers.Award from Page 26 District Environmental Office. “The based Environmental Management Region Deputy Director to be emulated Korea resulted in $410,000 in costArea IV installation folks are making System by selecting a manageable in other Areas avoidanceefforts to closely coordinate with the number of significant aspects that most Mission Enhancement Implemented a used antifreezelocal community and people to be an impacted the environment, the mission Developed an Environmental recycling program produced two year‘environmental community.’” and human health Compliance Officer Course used in $43,700 cost avoidance Area IV Support activity Recovered 30 above-ground three of the four IMCOM Korea Sponsored week longEnvironmental Office highlights for storage tanks from closing installations Region Areas Environmental Awareness eventsFiscal Year 2006 include: saving an estimated $400K Implemented a lead acid celebrating Earth Day with the themes Environmental Management Area IV Recycling program battery recovery effort with the of Recycling in 2005 and Water Quality Successfully implemented a risk- recommended by the IMCOM Korea Maintenance Support Center – in 2006.
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  • 30. Feb. 23, 200730 Korean Language The Morning Calm Weekly Learn Korean Easily Week The Phrase of the Week : “How old are you?” Naiga ottoke doeshimnikka? old how are you Vocabulary ocean ‘bada’ mountain ‘san’ river ‘gang’ Week Situation of the Week : Fundamentals I’m 20 years old. Eeship seimnida. Are you married? Chon chonhi malssumhae juseyo. Yes. This story is Ye. about: No. Anio. Yongsan Otton irul Hashimnikka? What do you do? Reggie’s I’m an architect. Konchuk irul hago issumnida. wins most Korean Expression of the Week Week improved The energy that flows award in a human body Gee Diiferent from physical strength
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